Quad crash kills fourteen year-old in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A 14-year-old boy has been killed in an accident involving a quad bike in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The boy has been identified as Paddy McErlean, who crashed near his house in the town of Maghera.

What is believed to have happened is that Paddy was travelling on an all-terrain vehicle with a 16-year-old boy along a rural road at around 2200 GMT on Thursday when the vehicle smashed into a post, the boys were then thrown from the road. The 16-year-old boy is critically injured and as of yet has not been identified.

Ann Scott, who is the head teacher in St. Patrick’s College, which is the high school that Paddy attended, said: “This tragic accident really has brought a profound sense of loss to the school. The loss of Paddy, who was only 14, has just shocked everybody at the college. He really contributed a lot to the school, he was full of life, he was such a lovely young lad, very popular with the staff and pupils and we will really miss him so terribly.”

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Australians unite against whaling in Southern Ocean

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Anti-whaling protesters have joined forces across Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S.A calling for an end to the killing of whales for meat by Japan. Greenpeace organised the international day of action as it continued its efforts to disrupt the hunting of minke whales by the Japanese whaling fleet currently in the Southern Ocean.

The day of action was being marked to protest the actions of the fleet which protesters believe violate the 1986 International Whaling Commission (IWC) global ban on commercial whaling. Japan’s JARPA Japanese Whale Research Program was allowed to operate under a Special Permit in the Antarctic according to Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In its JARPA-2 plan, Japan plans to double its annual scientific research catch of Minke whales to 935, and to add 10 Fin whales to its quota. The International Fund for Animal Welfare states that over the next two years, Japan plans to kill 50 endangered Humpback whales and an additional 40 fin whales.

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Reviewing Possible Injuries With A Birth Injuries Attorney

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In Louisiana, birth-related injuries could lead to serious conditions for infants as well as their mothers. The failure to provide adequate health care could be the chief factor that produces these injuries. The following are details about common injuries to discuss with a birth injuries attorney.

Brain Injuries During Birth

The deprivation of oxygen during birth can lead to serious injuries. These injuries include hypoxia, perinatal asphyxia, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The most common brain injury due to oxygen deprivation is cerebral palsy.

The reasons that these birth injuries occur include the lack of proper monitoring and treatment of maternal infections. A failure to provide a C-section when natural options could lead to a birth injury can lead to these birth injuries and a possible fatality. Doctors who do not manage prolapsed umbilical cords or use birth-assisting instruments properly can also present these brain-related injuries.

What is Erb’s Palsy?

This condition occurs due to birth-related injuries. It affects the nerves in the upper quadrant of the arm. The condition presents as a weakness in the are affected by the birth-related injury. For some children, the condition can produce total paralysis of the injured limb.

What is Shoulder Dystocia?

When a child’s head and shoulders become wedged behind their mother’s pelvic bone there is a high probability of the development of this condition. The mother could experience uterine ruptures or hemorrhaging. Children who develop this condition could sustain a fractured clavicle, brachial plexus fractures, cerebral palsy, oxygen deprivation, or death.

A Failure to Test the Mother for Infections

The doctor’s failure to test the mother for specific infections in which they could develop during pregnancy places the infant at risk. These infections could include group B strep, meningitis, and sexually transmitted diseases carried by the mother. These infections could lead to complex injuries such as spina bifida and meconium aspiration syndrome.

In Louisiana, mothers have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if they or their child is injured during delivery. These injuries are produced due to common failures such as inadequate treatment, a lack of training needed to use birth-assisting instruments, and a lack of proper monitoring during the pregnancy. Mothers who need legal assistance contact a birth injuries attorney by visit Gaarlawfirm.Com for more detailed information today.

Global study dispels some myths about sexual behaviour

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The first comprehensive global study of sexual behaviour, published today as part of The Lancet’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Online Series, found that people aren’t losing their virginity at ever younger ages, married people have the most sex, and there is no firm link between promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases.

Experts say data gleaned from the study will be useful not only in dispelling popular myths about sexual behaviour, but in shaping policies that will help improve sexual health across the world. Researchers looked at previously published studies on sexual behaviour in the last decade.

Professor Kaye Wellings, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines, and her colleagues analysed data on sexual behaviour in the last decade from 59 countries.

The report also shows no support for the common notion that there is a culture of multiple sexual partners in countries with poor sexual health. Multiple sexual partners, it turns out, are more common in industrialised than in developing nations.

The study also found that contrary to popular belief, sexual activity is not starting earlier. Nearly everywhere, men and women have their first sexual experiences in their late teens; from 15 to 19 years old — with generally younger ages for women than for men, especially in developing countries.

“A single woman is more able to negotiate safe sex in certain circumstances than a married woman,” said Paul van Look, director of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organisation, who was unconnected to the study and points out that “married women in Africa and Asia are often threatened by unfaithful husbands who frequent prostitutes”.

There is much greater equality between women and men with regard to the number of sexual partners in rich countries than in poor countries, the study found. This imbalance has significant public health implications. Because of the diversity of sexual habits worldwide, Wellings warns that no single approach to sexual health will work everywhere. “There are very different economic, religious and social rules governing sexual conduct across the world,” Wellings said.

For example, men and women in Australia, Britain, France and the United States tend to have an almost equal number of sexual partners. In contrast, in Cameroon, Haiti, and Kenya, men tend to have multiple partners while women tend only to have one.

Along with other industrialised countries, Australia was one in which having two or more sexual partners in the past year was comparatively common.

Single men and women in Africa were fairly sexually inactive: only two-thirds of them reported recent sexual activity, compared with three-quarters of their counterparts in developed countries.

In what researchers said was proof the sexual double standard was still strong, more men than women reported having more than one partner.

“These findings beg the question of who the men are having sex with,” they wrote.

Italy had one of the lowest percentages of men who had sex before age 15 (4 per cent), compared to 18 per cent in the United States and 30 per cent in Brazil and the Dominican Republic. The researchers said early initiation was more likely to be non-consensual, unsafe and generally to be regretted later.

The study suggests that unequal treatment of girls and women as the major sexual-health issue.

The researchers call for providing sexual health services to unmarried young women, supplying condoms, decriminalizing commercial sex and homosexual sex, and prosecuting the perpetrators of sexual violence.

Experts say data gleaned from the study will be useful not only in dispelling popular myths about sexual behaviour, but in shaping policies that will help improve sexual health across the world.

“There’s a misperception that there’s a great deal of promiscuity in Africa, which is one of the potential reasons for HIV/AIDS spreading so rapidly,” said van Look

Fewer than half of unmarried non-virgins reported having sex in the past month.

Some of the major findings the survey found were:

  • School-based sexual education delays and does not hasten onset of sexual activity.
  • First sexual experience is often forced or sold.
  • Marriage is no safeguard of sexual health. It is more difficult for married women to negotiate safe sex and condom use than it is for single women.
  • Condom use is increasing, but condom-use rates remain low in many developing countries.
  • Among girls who marry at a very young age, “very early sexual experience within marriage can be coercive and traumatic.”
  • While there is no major trend toward earlier sexual experience, a trend toward later marriage has led to an increase in premarital sex.
  • Public health measures to improve sexual health should focus not only on individual behaviours but also on broader issues such as gender, poverty, and mobility.
  • Public-health messages intended to reduce sexual risk-taking “should respect diversity and preserve choice.”
  • Monogamy is the dominant pattern in most parts of the world. Men report more multiple partnerships than do women. Such men are more likely to live in developed nations.
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Wikinews interviews World Wide Web co-inventor Robert Cailliau

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The name Robert Cailliau may not ring a bell to the general public, but his invention is the reason why you are reading this: Dr. Cailliau together with his colleague Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, making the internet accessible so it could grow from an academic tool to a mass communication medium. Last January Dr. Cailliau retired from CERN, the European particle physics lab where the WWW emerged.

Wikinews offered the engineer a virtual beer from his native country Belgium, and conducted an e-mail interview with him (which started about three weeks ago) about the history and the future of the web and his life and work.

Wikinews: At the start of this interview, we would like to offer you a fresh pint on a terrace, but since this is an e-mail interview, we will limit ourselves to a virtual beer, which you can enjoy here.

Robert Cailliau: Yes, I myself once (at the 2nd international WWW Conference, Chicago) said that there is no such thing as a virtual beer: people will still want to sit together. Anyway, here we go.

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U.S. jobs picture not improving

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Final August unemployment data was released yesterday with states indicating continued nonfarm payroll contraction going into the fall.

The Labor Department indicated an overall increase in unemployment in 27 states, a decrease in 16 and no change in 7. Record high jobless rates were reached in California (12.2%), Nevada (13.2%) and Rhode Island (12.8%); the highest since widespread state data was first reported in 1976. California’s rate was influenced by the state budget passed in July which closed a US$24 billion shortfall by cutting many state-provided programs which included many state jobs. Michigan, again, had the highest unemployment rate in August at 15.2% which is nearly double its August 2008 unemployment rate of 8.6%. North Dakota, again, had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.3%. The current national unemployment rate is 9.7%.

On the jobs-front, forty-two states lost jobs last month led by Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Ohio, totalling over 216,000 jobs; eight states recorded increases in job positions. The biggest job gains were in North Carolina and Montana. Since the recession began in December of 2007, there have been nearly 7 million jobs lost nation-wide.

Data for September will be released in the first week of October.

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How To Shop For Small Business Bookkeeping In Mountain House, Ca

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If you own your own business, then you are probably already aware just how easy it can be to get lost in the paper work and legalities of ensuring your companies bookkeeping is kept up to date. If you don’t stay on top of this responsibility, then it can make doing your end of year tax preparations more complicated to complete. If you are tired of trying to do this on your own, then you should consider hiring a company to help you with your Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA. Don’t let the process of finding a firm to help you with your accounting overwhelm you.Use the following three tips so you can make the process easy and worry free.

ReferencesAsk the company you are thinking about using to provide you with references. This should include a list of current clients that you can contact to ask questions about the service they receive. Don’t hire a company until you independently verify their ability to properly maintain your bookkeeping records. This will help ensure you get all the help you deserve.

Licenses and TrainingAsk the firm that you use what training and licenses the employees they hire have. If they don’t use individuals that have the proper training, then it could cause your books to become even more confusing and complicated to understand. After you are given the training infomrat6ion, make sure you research the certifications so you can have an understanding of the education they have.

FeesThe money you pay for the services you receive will vary depending on the size of your business and your current needs. The company you choose may charge a flat fee, or per form that they fill out on your behalf. Make sure you understand all of the fees you are expected to pay upfront, so you can properly budget for the Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA that you need for your business.

With the right research you can find a bookkeeper who will be able to keep your companies financial information on point. In the Mountain House area, make sure you contact Tax Care Pro by calling them today, or Browse their website for more information. They have over 20 years of experience so you are sure to get the expert help and advice you need to keep your companies financial documents in order now, and in the future.

India: Maharashtra plastic ban comes into force

Monday, June 25, 2018

On Saturday, the plastic ban in the Indian state of Maharashtra came into force. In an attempt to minimise pollution, the state government has introduced a ban on single-use plastics.

The leader of the Yuya Sena political party, Aaditya Thackeray, said on Twitter, “The ban on single use disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic plates and cutlery, styrofoam cutlery and non woven bags”. He added, “these are global issues now and we have taken a step to combat it”.

Plastic pollution has led to the choking of drains, marine pollution and a risk of animals consuming plastics. This year, India’s motto for World Environment Day — June 5 — was “Beat Plastic Pollution”. People violating the plastic ban are to face a fine of 5,000 Indian Rupees (INR) for the first offence. For the second offence, the fine is INR 10,000 and the third time offence is INR 25,000 and a three-month prison term. Deputy municipal commissioner Nidhi Choudhary said, “To weed out corruption, we plan to give inspectors payment gadgets for electronic receipts of the fines”.

The Maharashtra government has given a 90-day period for manufacturers to dispose of existing polyethylene terephthalate (PET/PETE) plastic spoons and plates, while shopkeepers and citizens in general have six months to dispose of plastics. However, the ban does not prohibit plastic usage for wrapping medicines or milk cartons thicker than 50 microns.

The state government had announced the decision for the plastic ban on March 23. According to NDTV’s report, Maharashtra is the eighteenth Indian state to enforce a state-wide plastic ban. Aaditya Thackeray also said, “I congratulate the citizens for making this into a movement, even before the ban was enforceable, giving up single use disposable plastic.”

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/LA-ND

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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.

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Its Easy To Use Color For Success In Retail Design

By Wayne C. Meyer

Plan your colors correctly and you have a major leg up on other retail establishments. Deliberately select the colors to elicit the psychological responses you desire. And above all coordinate color themes so the store and its contents showcase a cohesive look. This strategy will reward you in increased traffic and length of visits.

The human brain automatically responds to colors, therefore, the objective is to use color to influence the potential customer. Approximately 80 percent of information reaches our brains through our eyes. Most people are more comfortable when colors remind them of something familiar.

Here are some standard responses produced by a wide variety of colors for Americans; though it is important to remember that the triggers are different around the world. If you are marketing to other ethnicities more research is required.

White

White signifies pure, clean, youthful and mild. It provides a clean backdrop for the more important items names the items you are selling.

Black

Black can denote sophistication, elegance, mystery. It is seductive and commands attention in a more understated manner.

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Gold

From young on we have grown up associating gold with value. This is exactly what is prompted when we see this rich color used in storefront decorating.

Silver

Silver also represents an elevated stature similar to gold. The cool sleek color sends signals of scientific formulation, high tech and high standards.

Red

Red creates excitement, displays strength and is used to express speed and danger. Red is the color that traditionally stands out in a crowd and causes most people to stop and take notice.

Blue

Blue is the color most often stated as a favorite color. It is refreshing and clean and cool. It reminds most of the outdoors, the sky and serenity.

Yellow

A majority of the population think of the sun and sunshine. It is a warm color that is always cheerful and happy. What could be better than pairing it with blue? Thoughts of vacation and beaches may transport visitors to another place.

Green

Green makes us think of trees and grass. Wonderful associations with nature and growth and abundance generally ensue. In addition the connection to money and prosperity elevate this color choice a step higher.

Purple

When most people see deep purple they think of musical favorites or images of royalty, spirituality and dignity. It is a strong and majestic color making everyone feel grand.

Pink

Usually associated with femininity, it connotes soft, sweet and happy thoughts. It takes most back to the more indulgent side of life even though adult responsibilities many times have jaded views of reality.

Though nothing is an absolute you will wield more retail sales power when you incorporate the maximum amount of information into the planning stages. A problem many retailers face is the expense of changing a color scheme especially if the walls are covered in slatwall panels for display. Jiframs plastic slatwall covers can inexpensively cover your existing slatwall with a new color, pictures or logos of your choice for a nominal cost.

Go ahead plan the display you have always wanted knowing you can change it more frequently without breaking the bank. Ensure you get noticed with an unlimited array of colors. Slatwall covers can be matched to your design specifications.

About the Author: Wayne C. Meyer

Director of Sales & Marketing Jifram Extrusions, Inc. Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085 Phone number: 920-467-2477 ext. 315 Cell Phone: 262-490-8922 Slatwall Panels

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