Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

Avalanche alerts by mobile app

THE CENTRE of avalanche prevention at the Mountain Rescue Service based in Demänovská Dolina is preparing a mobile application to distribute its daily reports about the avalanche situation in Slovakia. The application should be ready for the upcoming winter season, the TASR newswire reported in late October.

THE CENTRE of avalanche prevention at the Mountain Rescue Service based in Demänovská Dolina is preparing a mobile application to distribute its daily reports about the avalanche situation in Slovakia. The application should be ready for the upcoming winter season, the TASR newswire reported in late October.

Marek Biskupič, the head of the Mountain Rescue Service explained that smarter and smarter phones have become a common part of life and so the Mountain Rescue Service is adapting to this trend.

The mobile application will allow visitors to the Slovak mountains to get the latest information about avalanche threats, change their hiking routes and avoid critical points.

The Mountain Rescue Service is following the lead of Austria and Germany, where such applications are already available. Information will be available for the High, Low and Western Tatras, and the Great and Little Fatras.

Topic: IT


Top stories

Fico: We want the UK to fulfil commitments

The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group commented on the UK’s obligations linked to its departure from the EU.

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico signs the Warsaw Declaration, as his counterparts from Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka (l), Hungary, Viktor Orbán (center), and Poland, Beata Szydlo (r), watch behind.

Hostages to fortune

Britain will trigger Article 50 to leave the EU today. She and her EU partners should guarantee the rights of their citizens living abroad. That they have not is a disgrace.

Theresa May announced Brexit will start on March 29.

Time and legislation play into the hands of prosecuted businessman

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák is again facing suspicions that he has been helping prosecuted businessman Ladislav Bašternák.

A police car standing in front of the residential complex on Tupého Street.

Shops will be closed on all national holidays

The list of days when shops are closed has been expanded to 15-and-a-half days, including Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Illustrative stock photo