first_imgA pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car.The person is believed to have escaped serious injury but was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment.The road at Dreenan Bridge in Ballybofey has re-opened after being closed for a time after the incident earlier this evening. Gardaí say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.The accident is the latest in a series of incidents in Co Donegal in recent days.Ten people have lost their lives on the county’s roads this year – one more for than the whole of 2013.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison has pleaded with motorists to drive with extra care as heavy rain and showers are expected over the next week. It’s understood a number of extra traffic patrols are on duty over the next few days as Gardaí bid to stamp out poor driving. PEDESTRIAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycrashhospitallast_img read more

Indian shooters fail to impress at World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi, June 24 (PTI) Indian shooters had a dismal day at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup with Rio Olympics hopefuls Jitu Rai, Prakash Nanjappa and Apurvi Chandela failing to enter the finals of their respective categories at Baku, Azerbaijan today. Rio-bound Jitu Rai could not recover from a first 10 shots score of 89, to miss out on a finals berth by a point in the Mens 50m Pistol. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist recovered in the final 50 shots to shoot 466 out of 500, but his poor start meant that he managed a total of 555 out of 600. Two out of the eight finalists made it with scores of 556. Another Rio hopeful, Prakash Nanjappa, shot 552 in the same event to finish in 17th position. Omkar Singh was in 25th place with a score of 549. Day three also saw the first precision leg of the Womens 25m Pistol event, where Indias Heena Sidhu registered the highest score of 296 out of 300. Anisa Sayyed with 283 and Surbhi Pathak with 280 were quite a distance behind. Heena will be shooting the Rapid Fire Stage on day four, hoping to make it to the finals. Indias Pooja Ghatkar registered her second 4th place finish of the year in a World Cup stage on day three. Competing in the Womens 10m Air Rifle event, Pooja reached the eight-woman final in seventh position with a score of 417.0. Till the 14th shot of the 20 shot final, Pooja looked to be headed towards a first-ever World Cup medal, when she was in firm third-place, 0.7 points clear of her fourth placed rival from Korea, Hae Mi Park. A 9.6 in the 15th shot to Parks 10.0 meant the gap had closed to just 0.3. Parks 16th shot came in at 10.8 to Poojas 10.3, which meant that she lost out on the Bronze by a mere 0.2 points to be eliminated. The Gold in the event went to Chinas Bei Du while countrywoman Mengyao Shi won the silver. Hae Mi Park settled for the Bronze. Anjum Moudgil of India, narrowly missed the final, shooting a score of 416.4 to finish in ninth place on countback. Rio bound Apurvi Chandela however, was off colour shooting a total of 411.7 to end in 42nd place. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more