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Electric scooters have risen enormously in popularity in the last year and are now considered a convenient method of transport. More and more people are opting to use scooters to get to work in the mornings or to move around towns and cities. The benefits of these scooters are clear: they are quick, cheap to run and can be folded and carried around easily.

We must admit we loved the idea of zipping about town with minimal effort, no need to circle round for parking etc. But the speed of some of them did have us concerned and a friend of ours already picked up a 200€ fine!

New regulations have been put in place by Spain’s Directorate of Traffic after drivers, pedestrians and policemen complained about the dangerous practices of some electric scooter users.

Now, after thousands of complaints and accidents, Spain’s Directorate of Traffic has announced a series of temporary regulations that electric scooter users must comply with. The regulations are standing in until new laws in line with the European Union are passed.

Sub-director at the General Directorate of Traffic has said that the formal regulation of personal transporter vehicles has been requested by policemen who struggle to respond to certain situations involving electric scooters. He added that a lot of officers believe they are having a negative impact on road safety, especially in bigger towns and cities.

The regulation considers personal transporters as vehicles with one or more wheels that are designed for one person and are propelled exclusively by electric motors, with a maximum speed between 6 and 25 kilometres per hour.

The regulation states the electric scooters can’t circulate on the pavement

According to the regulations, electric scooters are no longer allowed to circulate on the pavement or on pedestrian zones, as they can put pedestrians in harms way. A €200 sanction will be given to electric scooters circulating in areas meant exclusively for pedestrians.

People on scooters will also be obliged to undergo alcohol and drug tests and would be fined between €500 and €1,000 in the case of exceeding alcohol rates or in the presence of drugs. The use of mobile phones and earplugs is also completely banned and users will be fined €200 if found to do so. More punishable offences are circulating at night without wearing a reflecting vest or a lighting system and more than one person at a time on the scooter.

If a minor is fined, it will be the parents or guardians who will be liable for the infraction committed by the person under 18 years of age.

 

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!



A 6-year-old walked away from his Minnesota home with his dog as the sun was setting and, after hours of temperatures dropping, the worried Sheriff’s Department needed help—and hundreds of citizens in Sherburne County heeded the call, including a man with an expensive piece of hardware.

Steve Fines was scrolling through Twitter and saw the official tweet announcing that a boy was missing. Fines lived nearby and knew that the neighborhood was filled with “cornfields and swampy woods with ankle-deep water”, not ideal conditions for finding a child in the dark.

His company, Fines Imaging, owns a heat-seeking drone, so he headed to the scene where 600 volunteers had turned out to search for Ethan and his dog.

A little before 11:00, Fines posted on Facebook, saying his $30,000 thermal camera “lets me cover lots of wet ground that people can’t walk easily,” but admitted that he’d had “no luck yet.”

The Washington Post says he uses the drone to help farmers find runaway livestock by pinpointing their body heat.

It was about 30 degrees in Palmer Township, but skies were clear.

While Fines was running the camera in the dark, he took an astonishing photo that showed a long line of bright spots, showing all the people out in a field getting ready to walk across in a search pattern—literally hundreds of people in wet, muddy ground, in freezing temperatures at 1:00 a.m. because they wanted to help.

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“I only knew in which direction to look because volunteers on the ground had found a footprint that pointed me in the right direction. I knew which areas had already been searched because of the excellent coordination of the Sherburne County Sheriff.”

At about 1:50 a.m., a little more than a mile to the east of his home, Ethan Haus and Remington were found lying down shivering in the field when the drone spotted their heat signatures. Fines knew it was a dog, because of his career experience spotting deer and other animals.

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Ethan was cold but was otherwise in good health, according to the Sheriff Joel Brott.

“This truly was the epitome of a community caring for its own,” Brott said. “To see the outpouring of support in such a short time period to come out and help find this boy and his dog is heartwarming.”

The Sheriff posted the drone photo from Fines Imaging depicting the endless line of volunteers, which elicited heartwarming praise and gratitude.

One volunteer who was in the cornfield commented on how the drone was able to expand the limited line of sight available to those on the ground: “You brought your talent and equipment to do something for the greater good. A state patrol helicopter spent 6 hours on site, but you made it happen.”

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Brenda Haus, Ethan’s aunt, wanted to personally thank Steve for his part in helping find her nephew.

“I wish I could hug and personally thank every single person that was there because it truly was amazing! No one ever gave a up hope including you… You will forever be in our hearts as we are so grateful that you could be such a big part of helping us get him home! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!”


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Image result for Firefighters Soothe ‘Very Scared’ Little Girl By Asking Her to Paint Their Nails After She Was in a Car CrashThese firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty to calm an anxious little girl who had just gotten out of a car collision.

According to  the North Davis Fire District, Chief Hadley and Captain Lloyd were some of the first responders to arrive on the scene of the crash earlier this week.

Though none of the drivers or passengers were seriously injured in the collision, there was a screaming little girl who was “very scared” from the experience.

“After noticing the child was holding bottles of fingernail polish, these two officers started talking to her about her polish and asked her if she would paint their nails,” says the post.

“Within minutes, the child was calmly paining their nails and had forgotten about the accident she had just experienced.”

Though the manicure was not necessarily the tidiest paint job, they have to be praised the firefighters for their kindness.



This Sunday, 13th October, you and your pet are invited Tivoli World. The amusement park invites you to go the day with your pet and enjoy many activities such as raptor bird shows, dog training, parrot shows, agility, dog grooming exhibition, pet adoption, veterinary clinics, sale of animal accessories and many gifts …

The schedule will be from 12 to 19 hours. If you come with your dog you should carry a leash, muzzle and bags for “poop”.

Enter Tivoli for free this Sunday 16 if you go with your pet and also if you print this invitation (it is essential to have it printed).

 



A modern, bright and fully equipped gym offering a wide variety of classes for children and adults to enjoy from Hip/Hop/Breakdance/Acrobatic Dance or Muay Thai kickboing, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Capoeira . There is a lovely cafe on site to enjoy and plenty of free parking.



Party Boothz provides a unique twist to any event with a photo booth to capture the memories of your special occasion. It is totally mobile and can be placed in any location. You can rent the photo booth for parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, charity functions or any social gathering and you can arrange for your photos to be developed in colour or black & white plus you can choose the theme and they will arrange the rest.



Established entertainment agency providing quality entertainment and music of all styles for birthdays, weddings, parties, events and hotels throughout the Costa del Sol and Spain. They can supply bands, singers, magicians, classical quartets, comedy acts and more.



Sit back, relax and enjoy a fun and ecological tour with a Trixi - a sort of rickshaw on wheels! The drivers will show you the must see places but also other typical spots of Malaga. 2 adults and a small child can fit in and tours are €10 for 30 mins, €18 for 60 mins and €25 for 90 mins. Prices are for the tour not per person. Bike rentals are also available. They speak most languages including English.