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Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:55 am
by dreamon
In Canada/US, they set the clocks back on November 2. Except in Saskatchewan. They leave the clocks as is.
In the U.S., Arizona doesn’t observe Daylight Saving Time, but the Navajo Nation (parts of which are in three states)
does. However, the Hopi Reservation, which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, doesn’t observe DST.
In effect, there is a donut-shaped area of Arizona that does observe DST, but the “hole” in the center does not.

http://www.timetemperature.com/tzca/daylight_saving_time_canada.shtml


In Australia it happens on Oct. 5.

INTRODUCING daylight saving over a long weekend will put motorists at extra risk because of sleep
deprivation, studies show.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/some-salute-the-sun-but-drivers-could-be-caught-napping/2008/10/03/1223013791385.html


Does your country observe DST and if so when do you change the clocks?

http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/g.html


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Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:49 am
by CielOnTap
I almost want to see the end of DST. I used to like the changeback to regular EST in October but now with the November changeback, I want to side with Saskatchewan. Trivia-time is in the jurisdiction of provinces and territories in Canada.

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:58 pm
by deja vu
Daylight Savings Time: FALL BACK. Yes for N. America and perhaps other areas in the world,
its this weekend. Set them back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Dont forget the
alarm clock, cant use it as an excuse to be late for work on Sunday or Monday morning.



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Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:23 pm
by deja vu
Yes Folks, its that time of year again. Time to Spring Forward for some, for others Spring back.

*Sunday, March 8, 2009: Midnight Sat-Sun back to Sat 11:00 PM

Paraguay ()Asuncion


*Sunday, March 8, 2009: 2:00 AM back to 1:00 AM

Uruguay (Montevideo)


*Sunday, March 8, 2009: 12:00 Midnight forward to 1:00 AM

Cuba (Havana)


*Sunday, March 8, 2009: 12:01 AM forward to 1:01 AM

Canada - St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Canada Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador)


*Sunday, March 8, 2009: 2:00 AM forward to 3:00 AM

Bahamas (Nassau)
Canada
Denmark (except Greenland, they change on March 28th and March 29th)
France
United Kingdom (See March 29th for those that dont switch on March 8th)
United States

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*Saturday, March 14, 2009: 10:00 PM back to 9:00 PM

Chile (Easter Island)


*Sunday, March 15, 2009: Midnight Sat-Sun back to Sat 11:00 PM

Chile (Santiago)
Argentina (Buenos Aires)


*Sunday, March 22, 2009: 12:00 Midnight forward to 1:00 AM

Iran (Tehran)


*Friday, March 27, 2009: 12:00 Midnight forward to 1:00 AM

Gaza Strip (Gaza)
Jordan (Amman)
West Bank (Bethlehem)


*Friday, March 27, 2009: 2:00 AM forward to 3:00 AM

Israel (Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)


*Saturday, March 28, 2009: 10:00 PM forward to 11:00 PM

Denmark -Nuuk (Greenland)


*Sunday, March 29, 2009: 12:00 Midnight forward to 1:00 AM

Denmark - Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland)
Lebanon (Beirut)
Portugal (Azores)


*Sunday, March 29, 2009: 1:00 AM forward to 2:00 AM

Denmark - Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)
Ireland (Dublin)
Isle of Man (Douglas)
Portugal (Lisbon)
Spain Las Palmas (Canary Islands)
United Kingdom:
(Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Cardiff (Wales)
Glasgow (Scotland)
London (England)


*Sunday, March 29, 2009: 2:00 AM forward to 3:00 AM

Albania (Tirane)
Andorra (Andorra La Vella)
Armenia (Yerevan)
Austria (Vienna)
Belarus (Minsk)
Belgium (Brussels)

For the rest of March 29th listings and April 3rd, please go to:

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dstevents.html

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:06 pm
by CielOnTap
Oh, I want big business to revert to the early April-late October clock changes. This March change is ridiculous.

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:31 am
by yukon
Drooping eyes? Blame it on daylight saving

What a difference an hour makes.

If you've fallen asleep at your desk this week or felt like a bag of rocks getting out of bed in the morning, blame daylight saving time, Toronto sleep experts say.

"We already live in a time famine era," says Dr. Harvey Moldofsky at the Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology. "Throw in that extra hour and you're just tipping the balance ... Your ability to work efficiently and drive safely is going to be affected."

While official statistics aren't in, Toronto police say the number of speed- and alcohol-related incidents from Monday to Wednesday was "dramatically" higher than the same period a week earlier.

"In one day you go from 7 in the morning being in daylight to darkness," said Sgt. Tim Burrows. "In the afternoon, you were driving home and the sun was not a factor and now all of a sudden you're driving right into it. That can be quite hard on your system."


http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/600892

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:06 pm
by deja vu
Mobile phones ring in wrong daylight saving

The Y2K bug may have been a dud, but the daylight saving glitch has struck - yet again.

Telstra denied it was responsible for an electronic hiccup that caused havoc yesterday when mobile phones, BlackBerries and other personal digital assistants changed their internal clocks a week early, leaving countless people an hour late.

"I've been BlackBerried," said Rory Grace, president of the Northbridge Football Club. He had set his PDA for 6.45am, so he could have the goal posts up at his local oval for kick-off at 8am.

After being woken by the alarm, his wife, Liz, checked her watch and realised it was in fact almost 8am.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/03/29/1238261444933.html

At least they can prove they did not do it deliberately. Blame it on the Blackberry will become the new excuse to cover a few things.

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:28 pm
by burnt fare
Adults have their version of the "dog ate my homework?" No, it is more that they rely on the devices for their day-to-day lives, so they may overlook notices about the coming time change. Wall calendars have value in an electronic age-you can circle dates and use markers to note important matters, like clock changes. :mrgreen:

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:03 pm
by smitty
This is my prize pain in the neck, well also the changing back later on in the year. For some reason I get all mixed up with the dates of that to the next month. Often open up the gun range with members ALSO mixed up being to late or to early & all gripping over the time changes.

Re: Daylight Saving Time

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:34 pm
by CielOnTap
5 more days until North Americans revert back to Standard Time (and an extra hour of sleep!) on November 1.

Have to remember to reset all the gadgets with clocks (in the house, in the garage, in the car...).