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Seattle and Alberta offer lessons for Ontario on Fight for 15 min

first_imgTORONTO – Protests, labour unrest and a public feud between Tim Hortons and the premier of Ontario have erupted in the wake of the province’s recent minimum wage hike, raising questions about the wisdom of raising the standard by 30 per cent in just two years.The experiences of Alberta and Seattle, two jurisdictions that share Ontario’s $15 an hour goal, offer some lessons on how to adjust to a higher minimum wage: that is, if Ontario businesses can weather the short-term storm.Ontario’s rate increased to $14 per hour from $11.60 — a 21-per-cent jump— on Jan. 1. The province aims to get to $15 by Jan. 1, 2019.Measures taken to offset Ontario’s changes have landed several businesses, including the country’s iconic Tim Hortons, in hot water after it was revealed that some franchisees cut employee benefits, breaks or tipping to offset the impact of minimum wage hikes.A similar scene unfolded three years ago in Seattle when that city’s minimum wage legislation went into effect.The city committed to phasing in a $15 minimum wage increase, using a tiered system that gives small businesses several more years to adjust than large corporations.Still, reports suggest some businesses levied surcharges to cover higher wages, while others discouraged customers from tipping.The backlash has mostly subsided, but economists are divided on what the early findings suggest about the economic fallout from the substantially higher standard.A University of Washington study published last year revealed Seattle’s wage hike triggered higher salaries but a reduction of hours for lower earners, with a net effect of reducing low-wage workers earnings by $125 per month.However, the research methods of the study have been called into question by some economists who argue that it failed to account for a booming economy that pushes more workers into higher paid jobs, resulting in a decrease of hours for minimum wage workers.The University of California, Berkeley, published a conflicting report around the same time finding the predicted doomsday scenarios had not materialized.“So far there is nothing alarming happening in Seattle due to minimum wage,” said Sylvia Allegretto, one of the authors of the report.“Certainly we don’t see any effects to be concerned or worried about.”The June 2017 study by Allegretto and two colleagues on Seattle’s restaurant industry found that for every 10 per cent that the minimum wage rose, pay in the overall industry rose by about one per cent, with no impact on employment.Allegretto said she’s working on updating the study, which will contain observations from five other cities rolling out minimum wage increases — including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago.A broader U.S. study published in May 2016 from the National Employment Law Project looking at 22 federal minimum wage hikes over seven decades found no connection between wage increases and dips in employment rates. It further revealed that in 68 per cent of the cases examined between 1938 and 2009, employment jumped after a hike.Elsewhere in Canada, companies in Alberta appear to be adjusting to the hike from $12.20 to $13.60 last October and are getting ready for plans to further increase it to $15 this year.James Boettcher, the CEO of Calgary ice cream purveyor Fiasco Gelato, said Ontario businesses will see challenges with the hike, but “good companies will find a way to make it work.”Still, he said he’s frustrated that governments haven’t taken tipping into account or considered a lower wage for teenagers still attending school or living at home when it comes to setting new standards for minimum wage.Carolina Lopez, owner of Calgary’s Minas Brazilian Steakhouse, initially tacked on a four per cent “small business support fee” to bills after the province’s minimum wage hike but instead decided to raise menu prices after receiving some backlash. At her own favourite restaurants, she said she’s seen “a decrease in the quality of the product and the amount.”To Ontario business owners she said to remember: “There is always a way, but there is also a limit and it won’t be easy.”last_img read more

Company blamed for chemical spill that tainted drinking water in WVa files

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The company blamed for a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe drinking water filed for bankruptcy Friday, temporarily shielding it from dozens of lawsuits, many by businesses that were forced to shut down for days.Freedom Industries Inc. also used its bankruptcy papers as a forum to hypothesize about what caused the spill.The company filed a Chapter 11 petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of West Virginia, eight days after the spill was discovered.Company president Gary Southern signed the paperwork, which lists both the company’s assets and liabilities as being between $1 million and $10 million. It says the company has at least 200 creditors and owes its top 20 creditors $3.66 million.The bankruptcy proceedings temporarily halt the lawsuits against Freedom Industries, said Charleston attorney Anthony Majestro, who is representing several small businesses that sued the company. Majestro said his clients are weighing an option to petition the court to proceed in hopes of collecting on Freedom’s insurance policy. It depends on the company’s level of coverage, Majestro said.Matt Ballard, president of the local business group Charleston Area Alliance, said last week he couldn’t put a number on how much money businesses had lost.The bankruptcy filing doesn’t stall lawsuits against other parties targeted in the spill, said Washington, D.C., attorney H. Jason Gold, who is not involved in the pending lawsuits. Nor does it free Freedom Industries from its responsibility to rectify environmental damage caused by the spill, said Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise.Some of the lawsuits in Kanawha County Circuit Court against Freedom Industries also name West Virginia American Water Company and Eastman Chemical, the producer of the coal-cleaning chemical that spilled. Freedom Industries also owes the Tennessee-based company $127,475, bankruptcy documents show.Mark E. Freedlander, an attorney with the law firm representing Freedom Industries, said in a statement Friday that “the petition and related pleadings speak for themselves.”According to bankruptcy documents, Freedom Industries is wholly owned by Chemstream Holdings, Inc., a company located at the Pennsylvania headquarters of Rosebud Mining Company.In the documents, Freedom Industries also gives a possible explanation for what caused the chemical leak. The company said a nearby water line burst during last week’s frigid temperatures, the ground beneath a storage tank froze, and some kind of object punctured a hole in the tank’s side, causing it to leak. The document says “It is presently hypothesized” that this is what caused the leak.The water was tainted after the chemical later leaked through a containment area at a facility owned by Freedom Industries. The water ran into the Elk River, contaminating the state’s largest water system.After the spill, residents in a nine-county area around the state capital of Charleston were told not to use the water for anything other than flushing toilets. Some businesses and schools were forced to close for several days. The water restrictions have since been lifted for all residents, but officials suggest that pregnant women not drink the water.The spill has become the focal point of the state’s 60-day lawmaking session, which started the day before last Thursday’s spill. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced plans Friday to push for regulation of above-ground storage tanks. He also wants to require contingency plans for water companies. State Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, has spelled out specifics to regulate and inspect storage facilities in SB 373.In Congress, Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both West Virginia Democrats, have introduced a bill requiring state inspections of above-ground chemical storage facilities, letting states recoup costs for emergency responses and setting industry standards for emergency responses. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is also a bill sponsor.Government entities ranging from the U.S. Attorney’s Office to a West Virginia legislative panel on water resources are investigating the spill.The terminal that leaked had not been inspected by state officials since 2001, when it was owned by a different company operating under more stringent rules. State officials said Freedom Industries bought the terminal last month, though the firm has long been tied to the property.Freedom bought the terminal from Etowah River Terminal LLC, a company formed to buy the terminal site so Freedom could receive chemicals by barge, according to a 2005 court filing. State records show the former president of Freedom Industries was listed as the manager of Etowah.A spokeswoman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin did not answer a phone call for comment.___Associated Press writer John Raby in Charleston and Ray Henry in Atlanta contributed to this report. Jonathan Steele, owner of Bluegrass Kitchen, talks about opening his restaurant after the chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Steele was able to open his restaurant using bottled water on Sunday. He is still using bottled water to cook with. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2014 1:50 pm MDT Company blamed for chemical spill that tainted drinking water in W.Va. files for bankruptcy read more

How Will Porzingis And The Knicks Cope With Life After Melo

The vast majority of the attention given to the Carmelo Anthony trade has focused on Oklahoma City, and rightfully so. The Thunder, coming off a campaign in which MVP Russell Westbrook was perhaps the NBA’s loneliest franchise player, have added two All-Stars this summer and possibly positioned themselves as the top challenger to the Golden State Warriors.Meanwhile, the Knicks — the league’s most valuable club and the team on the other end of the Anthony deal — have been an afterthought in all this. The swap was one New York badly needed to make so it could fully turn the page on an era in which the Knicks haven’t secured a playoff berth in four seasons. But this new chapter without Anthony figures to present an entirely new set of questions.Chief among them: Can 22-year-old Kristaps Porzingis — who averaged 18 points a night as a second or third option — step into Anthony’s role and become the Knicks’ leading man?At first glance, the answer would appear to be yes. This past season, Porzingis became a far more efficient scorer at the rim and from midrange. He improved from 58 percent at the basket as a rookie to 70 percent in Year 2 while also jumping from 41 percent from the 10-to-16-foot range to 48 percent. He managed to get better from the 3-point stripe, too, knocking down shots from the arc at a league-average clip. And it can’t be overlooked that the 7-foot-3 big man with the skill set of a guard actually managed to shoot better when Anthony (and former MVP Derrick Rose) was off the court than when they played together.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/kpfadeaway.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/kpdrive.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Still, that detail alone isn’t evidence that Porzingis will thrive without Anthony. In fact, when you look more closely, it appears that at least some of Porzingis’s success as a lead option stemmed from who his competition was. Specifically, he turned in some of his most accurate shooting during the first six minutes of second and fourth periods last season, per NBA Savant — times where he likely would’ve been feasting on second-string defenses.1Though it may be a coincidence, Porzingis has struggled most in his first two seasons during first quarters, when he’d likely be facing starting-level competition. By contrast, he’s shot nearly 50 percent for his career during the first six minutes of second periods, when he’d be facing backups, since the majority of NBA starters catch their breath for the first few minutes of the second quarter.That speaks to why the Knicks were just 2-16 without Anthony2And 2-11 when Porzingis played without Anthony. the past two seasons: No one else on the roster could generate offense as efficiently as Melo while also facing the sort of defensive pressure he was seeing.3While he generated a greater share of his own baskets with Anthony off the court, it’s worth noting that nearly 42 percent of Porzingis’s makes last season were assisted by Anthony, Derrick Rose or Brandon Jennings, all players who are no longer with the Knicks. That was especially the case in one-on-ones and post-ups, for which Melo has an affinity.New York scored on 47 percent of Anthony’s one-on-one plays and came away with at least one point when he was aggressively double-teamed in the post 43 percent of the time, according to Synergy Sports. The Knicks scored on just 34 percent of Porzingis’s one-on-ones and were successful just 23 percent of the time — for a measly 0.57 points per play — when opponents sent hard double-teams at him in the post. A lot can be attributed to Porzingis’s need to develop more lower-body strength and establish better position, as he often catches the ball way too far from the paint to back down his man.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/badearlyshot.mp400:0000:0000:14Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/porzingistoofarout.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.None of this is to suggest that Porzingis — the rare budding star who has as much defensive ability as offensive ability — isn’t capable of eventually being the centerpiece of a team. At this point, he should be the least of the Knicks’ worries; the club should be using this coming season to figure out who to slot next to him going forward.However, that open-tryout mentality will be complicated by the current roster configuration, as the Knicks are currently heavy on bigs they need to find playing time for. Enes Kanter (acquired in the trade), Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O’Quinn are all talented, but figure to create a logjam at center if they all make it to opening night. The presence of 32-year-old Joakim Noah, who has three years left on one of the NBA’s worst contracts, doesn’t help matters, either.A trade to move one of them — and possibly veteran swingman Courtney Lee, who deserves an opportunity to latch on with a contender rather than taking part in a rebuild — would make sense. Ideally, the Knicks would use those returns to get future draft picks and a young player or two who can defend, since Kanter, Doug McDermott (also acquired in the Melo deal) and Tim Hardaway Jr. are all solid scorers while being subpar on the other side of the ball. New York, which has ranked in the bottom 10 on defense for 11 of the last 15 seasons, will need to find some sense of balance — a process that will likely take the better part of the next few years as these players figure themselves out.But even if the next couple seasons are marked by growing pains, at least the Knicks can finally turn their attention to roster development instead of wondering how to make the failed marriage with Anthony work. read more

Can Anything Stop Cassius Winston

Even with Winston, this Michigan State team does not look the part of a No. 2 seed in the Final Four — certainly not one that can knock off high-powered Duke. This is Izzo’s seventh top-two seed in the NCAA Tournament. Only one of the first six did not have a player selected in that year’s NBA draft, but this team does not have a sure draft pick. Before the tournament started, the 6-foot-1 Winston was Michigan State’s highest-rated player in ESPN’s draft rankings, at No. 87. “You’d line up and I’m not sure you’d pick him out to be one of the best basketball players in the country, but when you watch the things he does and the way he handles himself and the IQ that he has, which is off the charts, he’s found a way to be a hell of a player,” Izzo said at the press conference Sunday.On Sunday, the Blue Devils were taller and more athletic at almost every position. They were the spectacle of the college basketball season. They had four players in the top 30 of those draft rankings, led by Williamson at No. 1. Yet, after Sunday’s loss, the presumptive top pick told reporters Winston “took over.”Winston finished the Duke game with 20 points and 10 assists, pushing his four-game NCAA Tournament total to 76 points and 31 assists. Since the tournament expanded in 1985, only one other player — Billy Donovan for Providence in 1987 — has averaged 19 points and seven assists in four wins leading to the Final Four.When Langford was out and Ward was sidelined or limited, Winston’s workload became a concern. But with one weekend left in the season, Winston hasn’t slowed down yet. He has battled knee tendinitis for most of the season yet started every game. He injured his toe and foot in the regular-season finale against Michigan on March 9 but still led Michigan State to the Big Ten tournament title. “He carries the locker room, and he has a lot on his plate,” Michigan State freshman Aaron Henry told me before the Duke game. “He does a good job of getting everybody involved and helping us win games.”After Winston ended Duke’s season, Krzyzewski took the point guard’s impact beyond numbers. “He’s able to run what Tom is thinking in real time and feel the game, and that’s really one of the biggest gifts a player can give a coach,” he said. Krzyzewski, who typically relies on four freshmen, hinted at another theme of this year’s Final Four: experience. With the exception of Henry and Gabe Brown, everyone in the Spartans’ rotation has played together for at least two seasons.On that inbounds play with 4.7 seconds left, in front of Duke’s bench, Tillman subtly motioned for Winston to speed up the floor for the pass, which allowed Winston to run out the clock. “I think he was telling everybody what to do,” Winston said afterward. “He was looking at me telling me to go this way, go this way.”Added Krzyzewski: “I thought they played older than we did. But that’s happened to us — we’re young.” The Spartans played solid defense, limited turnovers and started and ended the weekend with the ball in Winston’s hands. In this tournament, you could do worse. When Michigan State settled into its locker room, each player with a piece of the net tied to his cap, Brown shouted from his chair, “CASSIUS WINSTON,” as if nothing else needed to be said.Check out our latest March Madness predictions. WASHINGTON — At the end it was Cassius Winston, all alone, dribbling out the clock on Michigan State’s 68-67 victory against Duke on Sunday. With 4.7 seconds left, up by one, Michigan State passed the ball out of bounds to Winston, who did the rest. The Blue Devils could not foul him because they could not catch him. Four NBA draft prospects chased Winston around the court until he heaved the ball upward as the buzzer sounded.The team that vanquished the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed lost its second-leading scorer, Joshua Langford, in late December. Its third-leading scorer, Nick Ward, missed the last five regular-season games with a hand injury. At that point, it looked less likely every day that Tom Izzo would take the Spartans to his eighth Final Four. But they remained standing Sunday because Winston just kept doing more.The junior point guard is second to Murray State’s Ja Morant in assist rate, at 45.4 percent. He is second to Duke’s Zion Williamson in Ken Pomeroy’s offensive rating stat, among players with at least 28 percent of possessions used and 40 percent of minutes played. “He is as good a player as we’ve played against,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in a press conference after the game on Sunday.When Langford’s season ended, Winston found another level. He played four more minutes per game and averaged 2 more points. He took one extra shot per game but did not drop significantly in his shooting percentage. He drove to the basket more and shot 52 percent on 2-pointers. And he maintained his assist clip despite the absence of his best playmaker. Outside of Winston and Ward, who now comes off the bench, no active Spartan was averaging double-digit scoring entering Sunday. (Sophomore big man Xavier Tillman scored 19 on Sunday, though.) Winston’s combination of passing and scoring efficiency makes him an outlier among high-major players. read more

2 vehicles intercepted 4 detained as carjacking busts continue

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspected mastermind of carjacking ring being hunted- PoliceFebruary 15, 2018In “Crime”Carjacking ring: Ex-cop identified as mastermind was dismissed as recruit- Crime ChiefFebruary 21, 2018In “Crime”Police seeking ‘Bourda Rat’ over impounded stolen vehicleFebruary 3, 2018In “Crime” As the Guyana Police Force (GPF) makes more inroads into the carjacking rings operating in Guyana, a team of officers  during an intelligence-led operation intercepted two vehicles and detained four persons in ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara).The intercepted vehicles (GPF image)According to a the police in a release, the vehicles chassis numbers appeared to have been tampered with and the drivers alleged that they were given the vehicles to operate by a close relative of a suspect who is currently being sought and who is the suspected mastermind of the “carjacking ring” and another who is on remand having been charged with five counts of receiving stolen property and three counts of imitation of an identification mark.   After months of investigations, the Force recently smashed a number of carjacking operations across the country, recovering multiple vehicles suspected to be stolen or illegally obtained.An ex-policeman, identified as Jason Harry, thought to be the ringleader, was apprehended at Kuru, Kururu on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway after he was allegedly found with suspected stolen vehicles and parts in his possession.He appeared before the court twice for various charges and was granted $1M bail but remained remanded on a robbery charge.Several persons have so far being charged in connection with these matters.Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron have also been accused of carrying out a series of carjackings.Only recently, a father-and-son duo of Nigel and Ricky Chung, both welders, were arraigned in court on accusations of welding on false chassis numbers to a Spacio and an Allion motorcar. read more

Surrey Police transcript shows Jimmy Savile denied abusing young girls

first_imgTHE SURREY POLICE have published an interview transcript with Jimmy Savile dating from 2009 in which he denies sexually abusing young girls.The four year old transcript (part one and part two accessed here) is of an interview with the former BBC presenter that took place at Stoke Madeville Hospital. It was released following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.AllegationsThe transcript reveals Savile stating that people are “looking to make a few quid” out of him. He says that “normally you can brush them away like midges and it’s not much of a price to pay for the lifestyle”. The transcript states:PoliceThe late DJ also said that he often shared letters he had received from those alleging he abused them with police officers, adding that they would laugh about them.“They don’t keep them very long, they pass them round the office and everybody has a laugh,” he said.At one point during the interview Savile is asked about touching a girl at Duncroft children’s home in Staines. Savile categorically denies the allegation:He told detectives that the allegations being put to him were fictional adding that when he was presenting Top of the Pops and Radio One, “what you don’t do is assault women, they assault you, that’s for sure, and you don’t have to, because you’ve got plenty of girls about”.Asked if he was sexually attracted to underage girls, he replied: “No. Exactly the opposite.”The full transcript can be accessed here: part one and part two.Read: NHS widens its Jimmy Savile investigations to ‘other hospitals’>Read: The 1998 letter that warned police about Jimmy Savile>last_img read more

New camera rig captures what snowflakes look like before they hit the

first_imgIt’s widely accepted that no two snowflakes are alike. However, this doesn’t happen because snowflakes adhere to some law of the universe that they simply cannot be alike. Rather, the famed phrase exists because there are just so many varieties of snowflakes, and it’s just very unlikely that two snowflakes would be similarly structured. Given an infinite number of snowflakes, there would be some that are alike. So, we have a decent grasp on how snowflakes look when they’ve landed since we can collect and study them. Now, though, thanks to a new high-speed camera, we know how snowflakes look as they fall through the sky.Researchers at University of Utah developed a high-speed camera — dubbed MASC, for Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera — that can shoot in 3D, and aimed it at falling snow. The resulting images were much less aesthetically pleasing than normal enlarged shots of snowflakes. Rather than intricate, symmetrical patterns, it turns out falling snow looks like a bundle of fluff — more similar to a cotton ball than a snowflake you cut out of a folded sheet of construction paper.Associate professor Tim Garrett notes that the images of snowflakes we’re all used to seeing are usually pressed onto a microscope slide, then standard photography practices take place, such as making sure the subject is in perfect focus, as well as finely tuning the lighting in order to produce a better shot. Garrett also states that the perfectly symmetrical snowflakes we’re used to seeing are actually quite rare, around one-in-a-thousand, and that there is normally much more chaos involved in the creation of a snowflake. For instance, two snowflakes might crash into one another, creating something more closely related to that aforementioned fluffy cotton ball.MASC is composed of two high-speed 1.2 megapixel cameras, one high-speed 5 megapixel camera, as well as some motion sensors. The 5MP camera is capable of zooming in on the falling flakes, while the motion sensors can measure their speed. The MASC does not take color pictures, as that blocks out light from certain images, removing the maximum amount of information available from an image.The new camera isn’t just so some researchers can post fancy pictures on Instagram, but the aim is to not only learn more about natural snowfall, but to see how it interacts with radar. Being able to accurately measure snowflake fall-speed and size will eventually lead to being able to better predict snowfall amounts and locations, which would lead to better safety measures and preparedness for people living in cold climates. Also, it produces some pretty pictures. So, thanks to MASC, people that aren’t totally fed up with walking to work through winter weather every single day can enjoy snow, rather than hate it so much that you dream of studying to become a mad scientist and building the world’s first weather-control (and doomsday) device.last_img read more

Accident domestique attention aux bonbons principale cause détouffement chez lenfant

first_imgAccident domestique : attention aux bonbons, principale cause d’étouffement chez l’enfantSelon une étude américaine, la principale cause d’étouffement chez les enfants serait les bonbons durs.Si à partir d’un certain âge, les enfants peuvent manger des aliments très variés, les parents doivent demeurer vigilants. C’est ce que rappelle une étude américaine parue en début de semaine qui s’est intéressée aux causes d’étouffement chez l’enfant. Elle a ainsi permis de déterminer la principale cause de ce type d’accident domestique : les bonbons durs.Pour en arriver là, les chercheurs ont étudié les données médicales provenant des urgences pédiatriques d’hôpitaux américains et ont considéré toutes les causes d’étouffements alimentaires non-mortels chez les enfants de 14 ans et moins. Ils ont constaté que les bonbons durs étaient les plus dangereux avec 16% d’étouffements, suivis des guimauves avec 12,8%,  de la viande à 12,2%, des fruits et légumes avec 9,7% seulement, du lait (6,7 %) et des fruits à coques (6,5 %). Un risque qui ne concerne pas que les petits enfants Environ 87,3% des patients “ont été traités et renvoyés chez eux”. “Mais dans 10% des cas, les enfants ont été hospitalisés et 2,6 % ont quitté l’hôpital contre l’avis des médecins”, indiquent les auteurs qui publient leur étude dans la revue Pediatrics. Selon cette dernière, l’âge moyen des enfants victimes d’un étouffement alimentaire est de 4,5 ans. Ces accidents ne touchent donc pas uniquement les tous petits : seuls 38% des cas recensés concernaient des enfants de moins d’un an. En tout, entre 2001 et 2009 112.000 cas d’étouffements d’enfants ont été recensés dans es hôpitaux américains, soit environ 12.500 interventions par an. “Il s’agit de la première étude américaine dans laquelle des chercheurs se sont concentrés sur l’étouffement traité aux urgences sur une période de plusieurs années. L’amélioration de la surveillance, l’étiquetage des aliments et une sensibilisation du public sont des techniques qui peuvent aider à réduire le nombre d’étouffements”, explique l’auteur de l’étude. Que faire pour éviter l’étouffement ? Pour écarter le risque d’accident, il est conseillé de faire attention à ne jamais laisser de petits objets ou de petits aliments à la portée des enfants. Pensez également à bien ranger vos sacs en plastique dans un endroit inaccessible aux plus jeunes. En outre, le ministère de la Santé français conseille de coucher son enfant dans un lit qui n’est pas encombré de peluches avec lesquelles il risquerait de s’étouffer.Comment réagir en cas d’étouffement chez l’enfant ? À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?L’étouffement nécessite une intervention rapide afin d’essayer d’éjecter l’objet ou l’aliment qui bouche les voies aériennes. Dès que des difficultés respiratoires apparaissent, il est recommandé de donner au maximum cinq claques vigoureuses dans le dos entre les omoplates de l’enfant en le penchant légèrement en avant et en soutenant sa poitrine. S’il s’agit d’un petit enfant, placez le sur l’avant bras la tête penchée vers le bas. Si l’objet parvient à être évacué, l’enfant va se remettre à respirer et peut-être à tousser. A l’inverse, si la technique n’a pas fonctionné, il est possible d’effectuer des compressions abdominales mais avec plus de précaution que s’il s’agissait d’un adulte. Pour cela, placez vous derrière l’enfant (toujours penchée vers l’avant) et mettez vos bras autour de la partie supérieure de son abdomen. Formez un poing et placez juste au dessus du nombril, recouvrez le avec votre autre main.Puis exercez des poussées rapides vers vous et vers le haut. Le geste peut être répété cinq fois maximum. Si l’objet n’est toujours pas sorti ou si l’enfant perd connaissance, appelez immédiatement les secours et suivez leurs instructions. Le 2 août 2013 à 16:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Imperial Beach city official shot and killed while vacationing in Mexico

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom December 29, 2017 Updated: 1:59 PM Posted: December 29, 2017center_img Imperial Beach city official shot and killed while vacationing in Mexico IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — Imperial Beach city officials were shocked to learn of the murder of City of Imperial Beach Administrative Services Director Doug Bradley while on vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico, over the Christmas holiday.Bradley, who was born in Huntington Beach, California, was an avid surfer and was killed on the day before he would have turned 50 years old. He was on vacation in the resort town of Zihuatanejo.News sources from Mexico indicate the State Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) was informed at 8:00 AM, Thursday, December 28, that Bradley had been shot and killed during a robbery in Ixtapa. Bradley was killed after being chased by gunmen in the resort town of Ixtapa about 4 a.m. Thursday, according to news sources in Mexico.Police apparently did not learn of Bradley’s death until about four hours after the incident.“Doug Bradley was loved by all that knew him,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina. “He was always positive, loved to surf, and had helped to turn around the City of Imperial Beach’s financial management as well as restructure city administration to make it more efficient and resident friendly. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and worked with him.”The City of Imperial Beach is working with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to help repatriate Bradley’s body back to the U.S.Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a resort region on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, 150 miles northwest of Acapulco and about 1,700 miles south of the U.S. border. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Three San Diego Schools announce later start time for 20192020 school year

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Three San Diego Schools announce later start time for 2019-2020 school year Updated: 10:02 AM Posted: April 22, 2019center_img April 22, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Students at three San Diego Schools will soon be able to sleep in a little longer.La Jolla High School & Muirlands Middle School will start at 8:35 AM next school year. Currently, La Jolla High School starts at 7:35 AM and Muirland Middle School begins at 7:30 AM.The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts will also implement a later start time, but has not decided what it will be yet.The later start time is intended to improve sleep for the students although some parents believe it disrupts their work schedule.Last year, the San Diego Unified School Board voted to have later start times by the year 2020.The San Diego Union Tribune reports, La Jolla High Principal Chuck Podhorsky and Muirlands Middle Principal Geof Martin wrote in a letter, “Having a healthy start time has been shown to increase attendance, test scores and graduation rates, In addition, healthy start times lead to decreased rates of emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety and depression, along with corresponding increases in social, academic and athletic performance.” KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Bethel Police Ask For Help IDing Man in Video Related to Sunday

first_imgBethel Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a person of interest in the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was found stabbed to death early Sunday morning along a boardwalk in a Bethel park.Police Thursday released a video from the Bethel AC Quick Stop store. Police have already arrested the primary suspect, but Lieutenant Joe Corbett says they’re trying to identify another male who appears with him in the video taken around the time of the murder.“The man with the gray sweatshirt over his head, we have not been able to identify yet,” said Corbett.The video shows two men walking down a hallway at the AC Quick Stop store apartments early Sunday morning. Whitman’s boyfriend Justine Paul walks ahead while the person of interest trails behind in a gray hooded sweatshirt. Paul, the primary suspect, was taken into custody and arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday. But police say they want to talk with the other man in the video.“We know that he was there right around the time of the homicide or at least the time of the report. He was with our primary suspect, so his role in it is unclear to us and that’s why we want to talk with him and figure out how he was involved,” said Corbett.Bethel Police are asking anyone with information about the man in the images to contact Investigative Sergeant Amy Davis at the Bethel Police Department.last_img read more

As swing vote on ACA repeal Murkowski draws attention

first_imgSen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo by Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public MediaSen. Lisa Murkowski is the target of a new TV ad urging her to vote against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.Listen now“Sen. Murkowski, you have a deciding vote,” the ad concludes. “Alaskans need you to vote ‘no’ on health care repeal.”It’s sponsored by Save My Care, a national health care advocacy group trying stop Congress from repealing President Obama’s signature health care law.Murkowski is a swing vote on health care. She criticizes current law for driving up premiums in Alaska, but she wants to keep some of its provisions, like coverage for pre-existing conditions, expanded Medicaid and funding for Planned Parenthood. She said this week she doesn’t know how she’ll vote because she hasn’t seen any text of the bill her colleagues are working on.“We don’t know. I don’t know,” Murkowski said.Murkowski said she learns what might be in the bill from the questions reporters ask her. These days, swarms of reporters follow her through the Capitol, far more than she normally sees.Murkowski is critical of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to bypass committees and bring a repeal bill directly to the floor. But her dissatisfaction with the process doesn’t mean she’ll necessarily reject the bill.“I can’t speculate as to how I’m going to vote on something if I have no idea as to its contents,” Murkowski said.The Senate is reportedly trying to soften some of the effects of the bill the House passed last month. That legislation would slash the generous subsidies that help middle-income Alaskans buy insurance plans. It would phase out funding for Medicaid expansion, a provision that has extended government-funded insurance to 34,000 lower-income Alaskans. The House bill would also lower taxes for people making more than $200,000 a year and reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.last_img read more

300 saplings planted at RSVP

first_imgTirupati: The third phase of planting of saplings on a large scale at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) commenced on Sunday. The Vice-Chancellor Prof V Muralidhara Sharma inaugurated the programme and addressed the students. He said that thick vegetation testifies for the presence of human existence on the earth. He explained about the trees which collect carbon dioxide and will be releasing oxygen needed for mankind. The suitable climate in the college premises has been prompting various people from all walks of life take a stroll in the there. Around 300 types of saplings including the likes of bilva, palasa and anjoor have been planted.The programme was also attended by RSVP Registrar Prof GSR Krishna Murthy, Hostel Wardens Dr Radha Govinda Tripathi, Dr Bali Chakravati, Dr Sachindananda Murthy, Dr Chandulal, Dr Vijayalakshmi, Physical Education Teachers Dr Girikumar, around 200 members of Bachelor of Education course studying students and others.last_img read more

Kaleshwaram waters to reach SRSP within week RB Minister

first_imgNizamabad: Roads and Buildings Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is making efforts to move Kaleshwaram waters to Sri Ram Sagar Project (SRSP) within a week.He planted saplings at Sthree Shakti Bhavan at Balkonda mandal headquarters on Monday. Later he inaugurated veterinary building and Panchayat Raj building. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us The Minister wished all the Muslim brethren on Bakrid festival. Later, he said the construction of Kaleshwaram project is an adventurous activity, which was completed in two years with Rs 1,700 crores. Stating that Bangaru Telangana is possible only with the development of women, he demanded for allotting a revolving fund of Rs 3 crores to women, which should be invested in manufacturing sector. He observed that wealth increases only through in manufacturing sector. He gave a call to the women to become productive forces.last_img read more

Telecom Spectrum Auction Modi Govts Gain is Subscribers Loss Idea Cellular Hikes

first_imgThe Modi government’s coffers may have become richer from the aggressive bidding for spectrum auctioned in March, but it has already had its domino effect on subscribers, as predicted by analysts.Idea Cellular has raised tariffs for mobile data plans by as much as 100 percent for pre-paid users in the NCR region. India’s third largest telecom carrier has doubled the tariff for few 2G data plans, while increasing charges for 3G by nearly 33 percent. The revised tariffs are effective from 3 June.The company has also cut down the validity period for some data plans.It is also expected to hike data tariffs in other circles in the coming days, Livemint said, quoting industry sources. Idea is the first telecom operator to announce tariff hike after the fierce bidding by telecom companies in March during the spectrum auction that saw the Centre receiving bids for ₹1.10 lakh crore. Idea had successfully renewed its spectrum licences in the nine telecom circles where it was operating. The company also emerged as the top bidder committing about ₹30,300 crore.After the auction, the carriers were required to pay about 33 percent of the final bidding amount to the government within 10 days. The companies have the option to pay the remaining amount in 10 annual instalments beginning from 2017.”The auctions will increase the debt burden of the industry by 70-80% of the spectrum price paid,” Hemant Joshi of Delloitte Haskins and Sells, had told The Economic Times in March.Some analysts had estimated a minimum increase of 10 percent in tariffs, while others expected them to go up by 15 percent.Experts believe that with the increase in spectrum costs, companies may seriously consider passing on the cost to consumers, despite the intense competition.last_img read more

103 Rohingyas detained in Chittagong

first_imgPolice arrested 103 Rohingya refugees from different parts of Patiya upazila of Chittagong from Sunday night till Monday morning.Acting on information that some Rohingyas were staying in different parts of the upazila, a team of police conducted an overnight drive and arrested 103 Rohingyas, said police officer-in-charge Sheikh Neyamat Ullah.All of them will be sent back to Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar, the OC added.Several lakh Rohingya people have entered Bangladesh in the last several weeks following fresh attacks on Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar army in Rakhine State.At least 27 check-posts have been set up in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to prevent spread of Rohingyas to other places.last_img read more

Krishi Bank exDGM arrested for graft

first_imgThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a former deputy general manager of Bangladesh Krishi Bank from his Uttara residence for allegedly embezzling over Tk 490 million, reports UNB.An ACC team, led by its deputy director Shamsul Alam, arrested former DGM of the bank’s Karwan Bazar branch Md Iqbal Hossain Mollah from his house at about 2:00am on Friday, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.On 4 August 2017, the ACC filed a case with Tejgaon police station against Iqbal and others for allegedly swindling out money from the bank.According to the case statement, Iqbal in collusion with others plundered over Tk 490 million from Krishi Bank’s Karwan Bazar branch preparing fake loan documents.last_img read more

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