Prudence recommandée avec les températures élevées

first_img crampes de chaleur : spasmes musculaires syncope de chaleur : évanouissement ou faiblesse épuisement par la chaleur : fatigue, étourdissement, manque d’énergie, maux de tête, nausée, etc. coup de chaleur : confusion, désorientation, perte de connaissance ou crise Les personnes qui ont des problèmes de santé sous-jacents peuvent constater que leurs symptômes s’aggravent. Si vous présentez des symptômes d’une maladie causée par la chaleur et si vous avez des questions, composez le 811 pour communiquer avec la ligne Info-Santé. En cas d’urgence, composez le 911. Les représentants de la santé recommandent aux personnes les plus à risque de rester à l’ombre ou dans des endroits climatisés, de boire beaucoup d’eau, de porter des vêtements aux couleurs pâles et de prendre des pauses souvent s’ils font de l’exercice ou du travail à l’extérieur. Le Dr Richard Gould, médecin-hygiéniste en Nouvelle-Écosse, rappelle aux Néo-Écossais de faire attention aux conditions météorologiques et d’adapter leurs activités en conséquence. « On recommande aux gens de surveiller l’indice humidex et de prendre les précautions nécessaires pour se protéger lorsque les températures sont élevées, a dit le Dr Gould. On recommande également aux organisateurs d’activités de sports et de loisirs d’accorder suffisamment de pauses pour permettre aux gens de s’hydrater et même de reporter les activités, particulièrement si l’indice humidex dépasse 40. » On encourage les gens qui n’ont pas accès à un endroit frais à la maison ou au travail de profiter des endroits climatisés tels que les centres d’achat, les bibliothèques, les centres communautaires ou la maison d’un ami. Il est possible que les ventilateurs n’assurent pas un rafraîchissement suffisant lorsque la température est élevée. L’indice humidex nous indique la température que la personne moyenne ressent. Il s’agit de la combinaison de la température et de l’humidité. Pour connaître l’indice humidex dans votre communauté, consultez le site Web d’Environnement Canada au www.meteo.gc.ca. Pour obtenir d’autres conseils sur la sécurité en été, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/HeatSummerSafety_FR.pdf ou le www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/Hydration_scr.pdf (en anglais seulement). La température augmente et le ministère de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé demande aux gens de prendre de simples précautions pour se protéger. Le temps chaud et l’humidité augmentent le risque de maladie pour les bébés, les enfants d’âge préscolaire, les aînés de 65 ans et plus et les personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques telles que des maladies respiratoires ou cardiaques. Les animaux de compagnie sont également susceptibles aux températures élevées. Les symptômes des maladies causées par la chaleur incluent :last_img read more

Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday Nov 28

first_imgA test of the public emergency alerting system will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 1:55 p.m. This is the second test this year of the Alert Ready system which includes cellphones. The Alert Ready system allows emergency management officials to send out public alerts in times of emergency. Participants in the national system include private and public broadcasters, cellphone service providers and government organizations. “When an emergency happens, seconds count. Alert Ready is one of the many tools we can use to notify Nova Scotians of an emergency,” said Chuck Porter, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “We encourage Nova Scotians to visit the Alert Ready site or speak with their wireless provider to confirm if their device is compatible to receive these alerts.” The Emergency Management Office regularly tests components of the public alerting system before an actual emergency occurs. Tests of the system create awareness of Alert Ready and how it works on television, radio and wireless. Not everyone received the alert on their mobile devices during the test in May for a variety of reasons, including device compatibility, settings and connection to a network. Nova Scotians who do not receive the alert Nov. 28 are encouraged to follow up with their service provider. The test begins with a loud alert sound on radio, television and compatible cellphones. The sound is followed by a spoken message on television and radio and a text on television and cellphone screens. If a cellphone is in silent mode, there will be no sound but a message will be displayed and the phone may vibrate. If it is switched off it will not receive an emergency alert. In addition to the alert system, the Emergency Management Office uses Twitter and Facebook to alert the public. Information about cellphone compatibility is available at http://www.alertready.ca.last_img read more

Quebecs debate on religious accommodation has migrated to the bus and subway

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s public transportation systems are the latest target in the ongoing debate in the province over religion and identity.Neither Montreal’s transit authority nor unions representing bus and subway drivers wanted to comment Thursday on speculation that women wearing the Islamic niqab or burqa will be prevented from using public transportation.Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee hasn’t been able to answer the question clearly either.The debate surfaced after Vallee on Tuesday tabled amendments to Bill 62, legislation that sets guidelines for accommodating religious requests in Quebec.Vallee’s bill attempts to enshrine into law the policy that all people giving or receiving a service from the state must do so with their face uncovered.“As soon as there is an interaction between the state in the citizen, the service has to be offered and received with an uncovered face,” she has said about her law, first tabled in 2015.Tuesday’s amendments included language explicitly stating municipalities and public transportation systems would be subject to the proposed accommodation law.Vallee has since been accused of being coy regarding the details of the amendments and how they would be enforced.The justice minister was asked repeatedly during radio interviews this week whether a bus driver could reject a woman wearing the Islamic burqa or niqab from walking onto a bus.She wasn’t able to give a clear answer.“The objective of the bill is not to prevent people from taking the bus,” Vallee said, without responding to the questions directly.Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has come out against the amendments, saying the provincial government doesn’t have the right to tell the city how its employees should dress.He also raised concerns about whether women wearing Islamic face coverings would be able to ride public transit.Montreal’s transit authority said it was “premature” to discuss the government’s bill and the agency would consult with the city on the issue.The union representing many municipal bus drivers across Quebec also didn’t want to comment, saying it would likely be ready to talk about the bill in September.Political Science professor Bruce Hicks of Concordia University suggested in an interview the Quebec Liberals could be purposefully trying to “stir things up” in order to distract the opposition in the leadup to the 2018 election.“They are clearly stirring the pot,” said Hicks, who is also a visiting fellow at York University. “The fact (Vallee) has been ambiguous suggests that maybe they are just throwing it out there to get people talking about it.”Hicks pointed to the fact Vallee tabled the bill in 2015 and said if passing the legislation was a priority the government could have done so much sooner.He said the Liberals have a political incentive to make the opposition look like they are intolerant against Muslims or obsessed with identity issues.Hicks said having a big societal debate on religious accommodation and systemic racism this year might “exhaust the conversation” by the next election, scheduled for fall 2018.“It takes the wind out of the sails of opposition parties,” he said.Haroun Bouazzi, the head of a well-known Muslim organization in Quebec, didn’t care to opine on what he thought was the government’s strategy.He said the Liberals could have closed this issue years ago by passing a law on religious accommodation.“It seems a bit improvised,” he said. “It seems as though they don’t recognize the consequences of what they are proposing.”last_img read more

Head of Anglican Church of Canada announces hell retire in 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s top Anglican bishop says he plans to retire next year.Fred Hiltz says he’s been a bishop for 23 years and has served as the national leader, or primate, for the past decade.In a letter posted to the church’s website this week, Hiltz says he hopes the announcement will help the congregation move beyond “whispered speculations” about whether or not he’ll retire as he approaches his 65th birthday.Hiltz says that as he nears his retirement, he’s considering a variety of issues the church will have to grapple with, including how it can respond to calls to action put forth by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the second reading of an amendment to the Marriage Canon.In 2016, under Hiltz’s supervision, the Anglican church narrowly voted to approve same-sex marriage.Hiltz says his resignation will take effect on July 16, 2019.last_img read more

UN agency leads fight for binding international treaty to fight illegal fishing

14 March 2007Stepping up the fight against illegal fishing, which is depleting world stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading efforts for the adoption by 2009 of a final draft for a legally binding international agreement establishing control measures in ports where fish is landed, transhipped or processed. Stepping up the fight against illegal fishing, which is depleting world stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading efforts for the adoption by 2009 of a final draft for a legally binding international agreement establishing control measures in ports where fish is landed, transhipped or processed. The proposed agreement will be based on a voluntary FAO model scheme which outlines recommended “Port State” control measures, which include running background checks on boats prior to granting docking privileges and undertaking inspections in port to check documentation, cargos and equipment. These are widely viewed as one of the best ways to fight illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. Fishing without permission, catching protected species, using outlawed types of gear or disregarding catch quotas are among the most common offences. At a meeting in Rome last week of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI), 131 governments and the European Commission agreed to start a process leading to such a pact. Additional consultations will be held in this year and next to produce a draft version for final approval at COFI’s next meeting in 2009. Illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing undermines good management of world fisheries, has negative impacts on fish stocks, including those upon which poor fishers depend, and implies significant costs both in terms of lost fishing revenue and money spent combating it. FAO’s model scheme recommends training inspectors to increase their effectiveness and improving international information-sharing about vessels with a history of such activities to help authorities turn away repeat offenders. Last week’s meeting also entrusted FAO with drafting technical guidelines on recommended best practices in deep sea fisheries; producing guidelines on the use of protected areas for better management; undertaking a study on the probable impacts of climate change in order to evaluate management and policy responses; and convening a conference on the needs of small-scale fisheries that employ some 34 million people in the developing world. In addition to delegations from FAO Members, 41 intergovernmental organizations and 29 nongovernmental organizations also participate in COFI. read more

UN agency calls on Greece to carry out urgentlyneeded asylum reform

Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva that the “continued absence in Greece of a functioning asylum system” has important implications for the wider European Union (EU).“The conditions for asylum-seekers in Greece, which is among the principal entry points to the EU, are notoriously difficult. Most asylum-seekers receive no assistance. Many live on the streets, including women and children,” he said.“The refugee status determination system does not operate properly and as a result, persons needing international protection are not identified as such. This is a humanitarian crisis situation which should not exist in the European Union.”Until the asylum reforms are carried out, UNCHR said it will continue to recommend that other European States not send asylum-seekers back to Greece – as the first point of entry into Europe – under EU or other regulations.Yesterday, the non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch called on UNHCR to intervene and take on responsibility for refugee status determination in Greece in light of these shortcomings. “UNHCR notes this recommendation, but emphasizes that responsibility for asylum rests with the State, and as an EU member, Greece is bound by European Union legislation to have laws and procedures for dealing with people seeking asylum,” said Mr. Edwards.The agency appealed to the EU to boost its assistance to help Greece to create a modern and effective migration and asylum system that fully respects human rights. 21 September 2010The United Nations refugee agency today called on Greece to urgently reform its asylum system, stressing that this will go a long way in improving what it described as a “humanitarian crisis” for those seeking protection in the country. read more

Sears Canada loss doubles to 118million while sales fall almost 10

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. racked up another quarterly loss, more than doubling its loss a year ago, as the department store continued to face challenges in the effort to turnaround its business.After widespread job cuts and numerous store closures, the retailer posted a $118.7-million net loss as both revenue and the industry barometer of same-store sales fell.The loss amounted to $1.16 per share for the 13 weeks ended Nov. 1, compared to a loss of $48.8 million or 48 cents per share in the comparable period last year.JPMorgan to terminate credit card deal in another setback for struggling Sears CanadaSears Canada in it for the long-run, says new CEO (the fourth in three years)Sears Canada’s revenue for the quarter dropped 15% to $834.5 million, from $982.3 million a year earlier, partly as a result of store closures. Sales at locations open for at least a year fell 9.5%.The lumbering effort to improve Sears Canada’s books has been playing out for several years, under numerous leaders, with little improvement.It was the first quarterly financial report since Ronald Boire stepped in as acting chief executive last month, replacing Douglas Campbell who left the role and returned to the United States for what the company said were “personal family issues.”Boire said the results were disappointing, but that Sears Canada’s management is focused on building its relationship with consumers by providing “great fashionable product made of high quality at affordable prices.”“The company has done well at managing expenses year to date and maintaining a strong balance sheet, and we are now working at growing our top line to have our sales match the high level of loyalty and support that Canadians have for the Sears brand,” Boire said in a statement.One positive note was that costs related to its multi-year “transformation” effort were lower, coming in at $4 million versus $20.2 million in the 2013 third quarter.Sears Canada announced earlier this year that it would cut 2,200 jobs on top of thousands more it eliminated last year. The company also sold leases in some of its highest profile locations, including the Toronto Eaton Centre, as part of a move to reduce costs.On Monday, the company said it will end a credit-card issuing partnership with U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase when the current 10-year agreement expires next November.Sears Canada sold its credit and financial services business to JPMorgan Chase in 2005 for about $2.2 billion. The agreement came with a “long-term marketing and servicing alliance” between the two companies. Under that agreement, JPMorgan Chase will remain the service provider for the Sears Card and Sears Mastercard until Nov. 15, 2015.Under certain circumstances, the U.S.-based bank could pay Sears Canada up to $174 million as part of the windup.Boire arrives from parent company Sears Holdings Corp., as the Canadian operation focuses energy on locations outside of big cities, in hopes it can lure customers away from Walmart and Target.Before joining Sears Holdings, where Boire was chief merchandising officer and president of the Sears and Kmart Formats, he also held various retail leadership roles, including as president and CEO of retailer Brookstone Inc. and Toys R Us where he was president of the North American division.Boire said last week in an interview with The Canadian Press that he hopes to chart a recovery for the Canadian department store chain, including scaling back on products that don’t sell like they used to.Shares of the company pulled back 2.5%, or 27 cents, to $10.72 on Tuesday morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange, which extended a decline of more than 35% from the same time last year.A majority of Sears Canada shares are directly or indirectly controlled by Edward Lampert. Last week, Lampert and ESL Partners LP announced they, and certain affiliated entities, owned 49.5% of the Canadian company’s outstanding shares. Indirectly, Lampert also controls Sears Holdings Corp., which has reduced its share of Sears Canada to about 17%. read more

Wind CEO Competition in wireless sector slowed by failure to unite new

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wind CEO: Competition in wireless sector slowed by failure to unite new entrants by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 1:35 pm MDT TORONTO – The head of Wind Mobile says Canada’s new wireless companies should have worked harder to combine forces against the three big incumbent carriers after Ottawa opened up the market a few years ago, but he insists competition will survive.“We should have worked harder to partner with Mobilicity and Public at the outset, instead of building three networks and competing with each other in the Toronto market, for example,” Wind chief executive Anthony Lacavera said in interview ahead of his speech Tuesday at the Canadian Telecom Summit.“Wind obviously suffered by growing more slowly as a result of splitting the market with them. Meanwhile the incumbents just sat back and watched the new entrants sort of beat up on each other and they really didn’t have much impact on the incumbents.”Still, Lacavera said it’s important to make a distinction between his company and fellow entrants Public Mobile and Mobilicity, which sought creditor protection last year. Public Mobile has since been acquired by Telus (TSX:T) and Mobilicity continues to operate under court supervision.He said the financial problems of two other small carriers, coupled with Wind’s inability to raise additional investment to fund its growth and participate in January’s key licence auction, have overshadowed Wind’s success at the operational level and the success of Videotron, EastLink, MTS Allstream and SaskTel in their respective regions.“A variety of analyst reports have suggested that Wind is on very shaky ground and the end is near, if you will. But that’s just categorically wrong. The operating results are very strong,” Lacavera said.He said Wind is approaching break-even in its operations and, by that measure, will become profitable from 2015 onward.As of last week, Toronto-based Wind had a total of 735,000 subscribers in the three provinces where it operates — Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. That’s up from about 702,000 at the end of March when, as Lacavera said, many analysts were surprised that Wind had added 26,000 subscribers to its based over a three-month period.Despite the Wind’s relatively rapid rate of subscriber growth, its base is dwarfed by those at the three biggest carriers, with Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) alone having 9.4 million subscribers at the end of the first quarter. Telus had about 7.82 million and BCE’s Bell affiliates (TSX:BCE) had 7.76 million, according to industry statistics.A number of industry observers have said they are skeptical that Ottawa’s policy of increasing competition in the sector will be successful in bringing down prices and stimulating innovation because of the enormous costs involved.Lacavera said he believes Canada can support four competitive wireless carriers in every region.“Despite incumbent rhetoric and despite analyst criticism, I actually think the government has successfully implemented a fourth-carrier policy and the results of it are clear — we have Wind in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta, we have Videotron in Quebec, EastLink in the East and MTS and SaskTel in Manitoba and Saskatchewan,” he said.Lacavera admitted that Wind is having major challenges in attracting investors — domestically or internationally.The federal government’s decision to block Wind majority owner Vimpelcom from buying Lacavera’s minority stake, coupled with Ottawa’s decision to block an Egyptian business group from buying the Allstream wireline business from Manitoba Telecom for security reasons, have been incredibly disruptive, Lacavera said.“The difficulty is that the security concerns they have are unspecified, so we really have no way of resolving them,” Lacavera said. “The ability to finance Wind from a foreign investment perspective was significantly damaged when the Allstream decision came down.”— Follow @DavidPaddon on Twitter. read more

Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due

first_img Nov 30th 2016, 9:21 AM Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie 14 Comments Share625 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3110538 By Sean Murray 20,602 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 9:21 AM Short URL Updated 1.05pmINIS MÓR WILL lose its ferry service for the entirety of winter, as the ferry operator is set to run its last service until 17 March 2017 at 6pm this evening.Island Ferries has been deadlocked in dispute with Galway Council concerning levies introduced in 2011 on passengers travelling to and from the island.As a result of this dispute, islanders are concerned that the ferry withdrawal could leave them stranded this winter.In a statement, the ferry service said that it had become “increasingly unsustainable from an economic perspective” to continue running a ferry service throughout the winter.It had sought the abolition of a €5 per passenger charge on islanders who are permanent residents, as a well as a reduction in the current per passenger charges on the ferry.Island Ferries had previously said it would withdraw its service from 2 November but delayed that following what it describes as “progressive proposals” that facilitated “favourable outcomes for all stakeholders” were discussed with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.The ferry operator said that it was “most surprising and disappointing” that these proposals had not yet been considered by Galway County Council.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Inis Mór co-op manager Cathy Ní Ghoill said that residents of the island were just “pawns” in a game between the county council and the ferry service.She added that there was no provision in place for a replacement service from the Government and a more expensive air service was the only alternative way of getting to and from the island.“Galway County Council brought in levies for every passenger that would travel to and from Inis Mór,” she said. “The people of Inis Mór were against that. They felt it was another form of taxation.”Ní Ghoill added that it was her understanding that a last minute meeting was set to take place between Island Ferries and Galway County Council today to try and avert the withdrawal of ferry services. She said:The people and residents of Inis Mór are not guaranteed a ferry service, and here we are not knowing what will happen this evening.Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has urged Minister for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne to guarantee a service for the people of Inis Mór from tomorrow. He said:Minster for Seán Kyne has a responsibility for ensuring that there is a ferry service to the Aran Islands. He should have sorted out this debacle previously, but now it is imperative that he clearly outline what his Plan B is to ensure that the people of Inis Mór can get on and off the island by ferry from tomorrow onwards.A spokesperson for Galway County Council told TheJournal.ie: “Galway County Council representatives met with Island Ferries Teo this morning to discuss matters relating to the harbour bye-laws.“The proposal put forward by Island Ferries Teo earlier in November was considered and Island Ferries Teo agreed to clarify aspects of the proposal. The Chief Executive agreed to circulate any document received to all of the Members of Galway County Council.”In a statement to TheJournal.ie, the Department for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said: “The Department continues to work with relevant stakeholders with a view to achieving a workable solution with regard to the ferry service to Inis Mór.”Read: Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month Inis Mór islanders fear being left stranded as last ferry service due to run this evening Island Ferries will be stopping all services to the Aran island until 17 March 2017. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Trump University lawsuits settled for 25M

first_imgSAN DIEGO — President-elect Donald Trump agreed Friday to pay $25 million to settle several lawsuits alleging that his now-defunct school for real estate investors defrauded students who paid up to $35,000 to enroll in Trump University programs.If approved by a judge, the deal announced by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would settle a lawsuit he filed three years ago and two class-action lawsuits filed in California on behalf of former students.The suits alleged that Trump University failed to deliver on its promise to teach success in real estate. They accused the program of misleading students by calling itself a university when it was not an accredited school and by saying that Trump “hand-picked” instructors.Messages left with several of Trump’s attorneys and a spokeswoman were not returned Friday.Trump has denied the allegations and said during the campaign that he would not settle. He told supporters at a May rally that he would come to San Diego to testify after winning the presidency.“I could have settled this case numerous times, but I don’t want to settle cases when we’re right. I don’t believe in it. And when you start settling cases, you know what happens? Everybody sues you because you get known as a settler. One thing about me, I am not known as a settler,” Trump said at the time.last_img read more

Zendaya To Star In CoProduce A White Lie With Reese Witherspoon

first_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 4:43 pm Zendaya: New Album Coming Soon Singer/actress to take on role of the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar CollegeTim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2017 – 8:07 am Singer/actress Zendaya is set to star in A White Lie, the film adaption of Karin Tanabe’s 2016 book, The Gilded Years. Set in the 1890s, Zendaya will portray the role of the book’s main character, Anita Hemmings, who becomes the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College. Hemmings — a light-skinned woman who is a descendant of slaves — graduates from Vassar by passing as a Caucassian. Meanwhile, the film will also feature a love story subplot, as Hemmings finds romance with a Harvard student in her new surroundings.Zendaya will also produce A White Lie alongside actress Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. Earlier this year, the Oakland, Calif., native Zendaya starred in the blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. In December the “K.C. Undercover” star is next set to appear on the silver screen opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in The Greatest Showman. Zendaya released her eponymous debut studio album in 2013. At the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016, she said that a new album would be forthcoming “soon.” More recently, she has collaborated with artists on singles and videos for artists such as Bruno Mars, Prince Royce and Chris Brown. Barry Gibb To Executive Produce Bee Gees Broadway Musical Zendaya Eyes Next Film Role zendaya-star-co-produce-white-lie-reese-witherspoon Facebook Zendaya To Star In, Co-Produce ‘A White Lie’ With Reese Witherspoon News Email last_img read more

Oikya Fronts meeting with EC underway

first_imgelection commissionA delegation of Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Kamal Hossain, started a meeting with the election commission at 3:30pm today (Wednesday), seeking deferment of the national election by a month, reports UNB.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda and other commissioners are presents at the meeting being held at Nirbachan Bhaban.Apart from Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other senior Oikya Front leaders also attended the meeting.On Tuesday, Fakhrul said they will talk about their various demands, including the deferment of the election, and observations on the election during the meeting with the EC.last_img read more

Doctor halts op to answer text message

first_imgWe are still waiting for more information and comment from Ladysmith Provincial Hospital. He was shocked when the female doctor who was stitching him up suddenly stopped halfway through what she was doing to look at her phone and send messages on WhatsApp. To add to the absurdity of the situation, when she got back from sending and receiving messages, she looked around and asked the patient where the needle was she had been using to stitch up the gash in his face. The patient replied that it was still in his head. “Can you imagine, the doctor left the needle in my head and then couldn’t find it again, all because she was on WhatsApp. What if it had been a serious operation, would she still have paused to check out her mobile phone?” A doctor at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital left a patient with a needle in his head while stitching him up to look at her phone and return a WhatsApp message.The male patient was involved in a recent traffic accident. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to hospital, where he received further treatment. He needed stitches to his head. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Update Mountain rescue after worker gets stuck down cliff

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Simphiwe, a worker on Matiwane Hoek Farm, had a lucky escape yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) after he got stuck down a cliff and couldn’t get back up.Simphiwe (who is about 24 years old) was on the mountain putting up fences when a roll of iron rods fell down the side of the approximately 25-metre high cliff. Simphiwe carefully made his way down the rocky cliff-face to get the rods, not realising that he might not be able to get back up again.Sharaj and EMRS were called out to the scene to rescue the stranded farm worker. The 8km hike up to rescue Simphiwe took more than 4 hours, with the dark and rough terrain making the hike incredibly difficult. Ropes and harnesses were then used to bring him up.Simphiwe was safely rescued by the medics, and he was not injured in the ordeal.last_img read more

US Avocado price spike largely the result of u

first_img U.S.: Avocado price spike ‘largely the result of u … You might also be interested in Kenya’s avocado exports to China to rise 10% annua … He views the atypical timing as having been favorable for the market, though, emphasizing that it “helped keep the market strong”.Yet, while supplies have hit quite a low compared to 2018’s, Lucy emphasizes: “Fruit quality is excellent right now,” and the avocados are currently a “pretty good” size.He looks to how this year’s small volumes could be beneficial to next year’s harvest as well – “With it being a small crop, most growers are going to be able to go in once and take everything off the tree, instead of doing a couple picks, so they’re thinking they’ll be able to get everything off and get the trees nice and strong to set up a good crop for next year.”Regardless of its small domestic volume, the California avocado industry annually looks to imports from Mexico and Peru to keep consumers satisfied.This year, Lucy explains: “We’re expecting a pretty steady volume from Mexico for the next five weeks through the month of May. California will be coming with our volume that we can supply this year and you’ll start to see Peruvian coming in mid-May to the end of May to help supplement the back-end of Mexico volume going down, so there should be stable supplies all the way through July and August.”As a result, he expects there will be a good volume of avocados available for the summer months.Regarding the question of future market conditions, Lucy believes that, with the amount of fruit that will be coming in from both domestic sources and from abroad, “the prices that are around probably aren’t sustainable to move the needed volume”.He sees the market as being positioned to gradually change over the course of May: “Most likely post Cinco de Mayo, there will be a little bit of a price correction when demand backs off a little bit…Probably around mid-May, you’ll see a little bit of a price relief.” With California’s avocado season gearing up to the usual Cinco de Mayo consumption surge, category prices have soared due to a huge cut in season volumes, but according to a representative of a major supplier, they will likely weaken over the coming weeks.Patrick Lucy, vice president of Del Rey Avocado Co., explains: “Last year, I believe the volume was around 350 million pounds and this year it’s probably going to be around 175 – almost half of last year’s.”Correspondingly, there has been a huge spike in prices. Lucy says: “The market had been a little bit suppressed, probably since the fall, but about five weeks ago, the prices started to shoot up.”He attributes this to the shortage of avocados, commenting: “We just couldn’t keep up with the demand and it shot prices up about US$20…That was over about a two-week time frame and those prices have continued to hang in there.”Elaborating on prices, Lucy comments: “It went from US$30 to low $30s [FOB] to low to mid $50s in about two to three weeks.”According to Lucy, a contributing factor to this year’s small harvest was growing conditions: “It started off a little bit slower this year, mostly due to weather because of the amount of rain California was getting.”Farmers didn’t really start picking until some time in the middle of March and the real volume started around the second week of April… Volumes should be steady at these levels, probably all the way into the end of July and then will fall off very fast.”He notes that the forecasted length of this year’s season also contrasts with past years’, in which the state’s harvest extended into August and September.Another variable that Lucy believes impacted the market was the unusual timing of one of Mexico’s traditional festivals – “There was Holy Week so late this year in April, so close to Cinco de Mayo, so you had Mexico kind of shut down or only do a half a week’s harvest kind of right in the middle of a Cinco de Mayo pull.”center_img Avocados in Charts: Will lower volumes from Peru f … May 03 , 2019 Mexico forecasts record-breaking avocado exports t … last_img read more

PJ Live prepares to debut in Aberdeen Scotland

first_imgP&J Live – a multi-million-pound events venue in Aberdeen – will open to the public for the first-time next month. A free, ticketed event called Preview @ P&J Live is being held on Saturday, August 10th to showcase the new complex which is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and its development partner, Henry Boot Developments.P&J Live is at the heart of the TECA complex, which is being constructed by Robertson Group, and will provide a new world-class facility for Scotland close to Aberdeen International Airport. The 12,500-capacity main arena will host conferences, exhibitions and music concerts, and is already attracting major artists and events to the city.The facility will also boast three further conference/exhibition halls, four multi-purpose conference rooms, and nine meeting rooms. ADVERTISEMENTThere are also the two on-site hotels within the TECA complex.P&J Live will not only be self-sustaining in terms of energy, but has the potential to supply sustainable energy to the surrounding area. Its onsite combined cooling heat and power facility has at its heart the largest hydrogen fuel cell installation in the UK. An anaerobic digestion plant will use Aberdeen’s food waste, agricultural crops and waste products to produce renewable biofuel which will also feed into the CCHP.There will be several test events including the public open day which are being held before the venue’s first conference, Offshore Europe, which runs from September 3rd-6th.Wet Wet Wet, Rod Stewart and Alice Cooper and comedians Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard have already been confirmed to perform at P&J Live later this year, and Elton John will bring his farewell tour to the venue in November 2020.The facility is expected to contribute an additional 4.5 million visitors, £113 million of visitor spend and £63 million net Gross Value Added to the Scottish economy over ten years. It will also result in the creation of 352 full-time-equivalent permanent positions by year ten of operations. Nick Waight, managing director at P&J Live, said: “It’s great to be at this stage of the development of P&J Live. “We’re excited to give everyone a chance to come and have a look around our new home, and help us test some things out while also sampling what we’ll have on offer at this world class new venue.  “We’re delighted with the support we’ve had in bringing this new venue to the city and want to offer all a chance to take a look before our busy calendar of events begins.” OlderRadisson signs for first branded serviced apartments in Cyprus NewerAir Astana and S7 Airlines expand codeshare deallast_img read more

by Michael R Sisak The Associated Press Post

first_img by Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2018 10:20 pm PDT NEW YORK — Diana Ross might be singing “Stop! In The Name of Gloves” by the time she’s done performing at New York City’s super chilly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which forecasters say could be the coldest ever.John Legend, Martina McBride and the Muppets from “Sesame Street” are also slated to perform in the frigid cold. Windy conditions are also expected and officials will be monitoring wind to see if giant character balloons such as SpongeBob and Charlie Brown can fly safely.Police say they’re ready to order the 16 helium-filled balloons to a lower altitude or removed entirely if sustained winds exceed 23 mph (37 kph) and gusts exceed 34 mph (54.7 kph). There have been mishaps and injuries in the past when gusts blew them off course.The National Weather Service is projecting temperatures in the low 20s (-3.9 to -6.7 Celsius) and sustained winds of up to 20 mph (32.2 kph) with gusts to 30 mph (48.3 kph), just inside the safe zone for the balloons to fly.Thursday has the potential to be New York City’s coldest Thanksgiving since 1901, when the temperature only got as high as 26 degrees (-3.33 Celsius). The coldest on record was in 1871, when the warmest it got was 22 degrees (-5.5 Celsius).The Macy’s parade didn’t start until 1924.New York City has issued an extreme cold weather alert and is urging anyone going outside to wear hats, scarves, gloves and layered clothing and to keep their fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered to prevent frostbite.Police Commissioner James O’Neill said thousands of officers will be stationed along the parade route. They include counterterrorism teams with long guns, plainclothes officers mixed in with the crowd and a new squad of K-9 teams that can sniff out explosives from a few hundred feet away.The parade runs 46 blocks from the west side of Central Park to Macy’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan.The parade features about 8,000 marchers, including high school bands from across the country, and two-dozen floats culminating with the arrival of Santa Claus. The performances will be shown on the NBC telecast, which starts at 9 a.m. EST.Ross, 74, will perform a song from her new Christmas album and will be joined on her float by her some of her family members, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, a star of ABC’s “Black-ish,” and actor son Evan Ross.Others in the lineup include Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai, Pentatonix, Rita Ora, Sugarland, Anika Noni Rose, Barenaked Ladies, Leona Lewis, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke, Bazzi, Ashley Tisdale and Carly Pearce.Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press Diana Ross to headline frigid Macy’s Thanksgiving Day paradecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more