What To Do If You Are Involved In A Truck Accident

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byAlma Abell

If you are involved in an accident with a truck there is a good chance that there will be injuries. If the injuries are such that you are rendered unconscious or you are otherwise debilitated then medical wheeler.

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Right after the accident there is a good chance that you will be disoriented, confused and frightened. As important as details are, the first thing to do is get out of harm’s way and seek medical attention if necessary. There are other things that you should attempt to do, this will come in handy in the near future when you are attempting to settle the claim.

Once someone involved in the accident or someone else on the scene has called the police who in turn will arrange an ambulance and removal vehicles, you should attempt to document the accident as much as possible. Get the personal details of everyone involved, this includes the truck driver, any passengers in the truck and any people who were witnesses to the accident. As it is a truck, there will be identification on the vehicle; get the DOT numbers from both the tractor and the trailer and the license plate numbers. If at all possible try to get the insurance details from the truck driver and while you are at it, have a good look at the condition of the truck, especially the tires.

Once you leave the scene you should see a doctor whether you think you are injured or not, get the results of the examination. Take time to sit down and record everything that you have gathered and everything you can remember and then contact a truck accident attorney in Pittsburgh.

What you must avoid is making any kind of a settlement. Trucking companies try to cut their expenses and exposure by getting the insurance company to make a quick offer to settle, this will never be in your interests and this is where your truck accident attorney in Pittsburg can advise you. Never admit fault, never sign anything and do not wait to get your attorney to file a case.

If you are involved in an accident with a truck there are many things that have to be done, one of which is to call as truck accident attorney in Pittsburgh.

Posted on November 17th 2018 in Trucks

Canadian jail inmates used nail clippers to escape, report finds

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Canadian jail inmates used nail clippers to escape, report finds
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Friday, March 13, 2009

According to a government report released on Tuesday, six inmates of a Regina, Saskatchewan jail managed to escape last summer after spending four months using nail clippers and other makeshift instruments to break out.

We didn’t think we would get away with it

The report stated that no fewer than 87 prison guards had supervised the inmates’ unit, but did not discover the prisoners’ escape plans.

The inmates, four of whom had faced murder charges, used the instruments to remove a steel plate and grill, and finally break through with a shower rod, reaching an exterior brick wall. The inmates used sheets and blankets to climb up the exterior walls of the compound.

Some of the prisoners played cards at a table in the corridor to block the guards’ view.

The prisoners were later caught and sent back to prison. “We didn’t think we would get away with it. We started working on it. It was something to do and we just kept at it. When we didn’t get caught, we picked our night and just went,” said one of the escapees to the team investigating the incident.

Posted on November 17th 2018 in Uncategorized

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital

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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai discharged from hospital
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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, was discharged yesterday from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, England after success in the first stage of her medical treatment.

In October, Yousafzai was shot by Taliban forces on a school bus in Mingora, Swat District, Pakistan. She was given emergency treatment in Pakistan and then flown to Britain for treatment at a specialist unit which deals with injured soldiers.

Dave Rosser, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust medical director, gave a statement about Yousafzai’s release from hospital: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. Following discussions with Malala and her medical team, we decided that she would benefit from being at home with her parents and two brothers. She will return to the hospital as an outpatient and our therapies team will continue to work with her at home to supervise her onward care.”

She is due to return to hospital in a few weeks for cranial reconstructive surgery.

Posted on November 17th 2018 in Uncategorized

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Rick Morelli, Vaughan

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with NDP candidate Rick Morelli, Vaughan
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rick Morelli is running for the NDP in the Ontario provincial election, in the Vaughan riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Posted on November 17th 2018 in Uncategorized

What Services Does A Plumber Provide?

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byAlma Abell

Residential and commercial plumbers provide installation and repair services for water, waste and other systems. An important plumbing service in Nassau County is emergency call-outs to find and repair leaks as well as unclogging drains and fixtures. Although many services are not done on an emergency basis, plumbers also install garbage disposals, maintain and repair water heaters and provide full service during a bathroom or kitchen renovation that includes new plumbing or the relocation of existing services. Many plumbers also clean tree roots from the sanitary drain leading to the main sewer as well as provide inspection services for existing systems.

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There are times when all of a sudden the water consumption jumps considerably, this usually means that there is a leak somewhere in the pressure water piping. At times the homeowner may be able to locate the leak but at other times the plumber may have to spend several hours cutting into walls looking for the source of the problem.

It is easy for a drain to get clogged when you consider the amount of food particles, hair and other residue that goes down a typical drain. A major plumbing service in Nassau County is clearing clogged drains using snakes, a rooter or even hydro jetting.

A common tool in a plumber’s arsenal is a rooter machine. These machines consist of a long, flexible cable with blades attached which spin and clear the clog. Plumbers also use a snake which does a similar job however; there are snakes that carry a small camera with them into the drain to locate the source of the problem. Hydro jetting utilizes water under high pressure and is also used to clear clogs in drains and septic systems.

A major problem that many homeowners encounter is tree roots that grow into the sewer pipe. The roots can eventually block the drain completely and cause major problems. A plumber uses the camera to identify the problem area and then remove them using the rooter.

Plumbers are often called to a home which is being purchased or sold to conduct a survey of the plumbing system. The inspection covers a visual inspection of the pipes, checking to see that all faucets are operating properly and test the drains for flow.

Posted on November 17th 2018 in Pipes

Faust seeks Murphy disqualification in PA Congressional primary

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Faust seeks Murphy disqualification in PA Congressional primary
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Friday, March 31, 2006

Jane Faust, former Republican committeewoman once convicted of forging signatures, was a plaintiff yesterday in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court (state court). Her lawyer, Larry Otter, argued that Patrick Murphy should be thrown off the ballot for the Democratic primary election in the eighth congressional district of Pennsylvania. The eighth district is primarily located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Otter argued that during the period of election petition signature collection, Murphy had signed his name as the circulator on two petition sheets, but was not present for each signature that was signed on those sheets, and thereby breaking Pennsylvania state law. Pennsylvania law states that whoever signs a petition sheet as a circulator must be present for each signature and see each signature placed on the sheet.

Murphy admitted that he was not at the sheet for every signature, and he agreed that the 96 signatures on those two sheets should be invalidated. He also stated that he was unaware of that particular election statute. Otter argued that the candidacy should be thrown out because when Murphy presented his signatures he was required to sign an affidavit stating he would “not knowingly violate any election law.” It was Otter’s contention to Judge Robert Simpson, Jr., that it is unbelievable that Murphy would not know the law, as Murphy is a lawyer.

“Mr. Murphy is a member of the bar of this court. He can’t say he doesn’t know what the law was. He’s been campaigning over a year,” Otter said. He then continued, arguing that since Murphy knowingly falsified his name on those two circulation petitions, he also failed to fulfill his candidate affidavit, which according to state law is a criminal offense.

The campaign manager for the Murphy campaign, Josh Nanberg, said, “Under Otter’s argument, any candidate who has a meeting and puts a clipboard at the front table and … goes to the bathroom should be thrown out. That’s ridiculous.”

Posted on November 16th 2018 in Uncategorized

Rural African school goes to Sweden for environment award

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Rural African school goes to Sweden for environment award
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Friday, April 1, 2005

Emwatsi Primary School in western Kenya has been selected as a 2005 international finalist for the Volvo Adventure Award for their project “Biodiversity Conservation through Beekeeping”, which focuses on income diversification through honey production, conservation of natural vegetation and planting of bee forage trees.

It is the first time in the history of the Volvo Adventure Award that a Kenyan project has been selected as an international finalist. Emwatsi Primary School is a member of the Lake Victoria Schools Agroforestry & Environmental Education Network, which is facilitated by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) within the framework of the ‘Farmers of the Future’ initiative.

Volvo Adventure was set up to recognize and reward practical environmental action being taken by young people in their local community. It is open to young people around the world aged between 10 and 16 years, working with schools and youth and community groups. Volvo Adventure is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

15 projects from all over the world have been selected by a jury of international experts out of hundreds of applications. Five pupils and two teachers of Emwatsi Primary School will take off to Sweden in May to participate in the Volvo Adventure Conference and present their innovative project and practical action. The project will also be showcased to the world on the Volvo Adventure website and will contribute to an international handbook of practical environmental action.

Posted on November 16th 2018 in Uncategorized

Fake impotence drugs linked to low blood sugar outbreak

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Fake impotence drugs linked to low blood sugar outbreak
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

An article in the February 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports on an unusual cause for an outbreak of low blood sugar among men in Singapore: illegal use of sexual performance enhancement drugs that were contaminated with a diabetes drug.

Between January and May 2008, 149 men and one woman between 19 and 97 (mean age 51) were admitted to five public hospitals for unexplained low blood sugar. Similar cases were reported in media reports from Hong Kong. Seven Singaporean patients remained in a coma because of prolonged sugar starvation of the brain, and four subsequently died. The diabetes drug glyburide was found in blood and/or urine samples in 85% of cases; 30% admitted having used illegal sexual performance enhancers.

The contaminated products were a counterfeit version of the drug Cialis (meant for the treatment of genuine erectile dysfunction), and three purported herbal preparation (the affected brands included Power 1 Walnut and Santi Bovine Penis Erecting Capsule). All four preparations additionally contained Viagra in varying concentrations. Two herbal products contained traces of the weight loss drug sibutramine, a compound related to amphetamines.

The drug packaging mentioned names of non-existent overseas production facilities, so the source of the contamination with the diabetes drug could not be established.

The authors underline the risks that is known to be associated with purchasing drugs from unreliable providers or from online resellers. The clandestine use of impotence drugs as sexual performance enhancers seems to have provided a good illustration of this problem. They further call for more efforts by national and international health and law enforcement agencies to curb the manufacturing, international transport and sales of untrustworthy medication.

Posted on November 16th 2018 in Uncategorized

Theresa May’s Conservative Party wins UK election but loses majority, leaving Brexit plan in question

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

While Theresa May remains Prime Minister of Britain, her party, the Conservative Party, won Thursday’s general election but lost its majority in Parliament.

The next scheduled general election was not until 2020. May requested this general election, called a snap election, in April, when polls indicated it would strengthen the then-slight majority the Conservatives held in Parliament. Talks to establish the specifics of Britain’s departure from the European Union are set to begin June 19. Last year, British voters decided to leave the EU, but many of the specifics of the United Kingdom’s new relationship with the rest of Europe have yet to be established. May and the other Conservatives favor a “hard Brexit”, in which Britain would lose its current level of access to Europe’s single market and have to deal with higher tariffs and more complicated customs processes but it would regain full control of its borders with respect to trade and immigration. An increase in the number of Conservative Parliamentary seats would have supported this plan.

“Officially Theresa May is still the partner in Brexit negotiations,” said senior German MP Stephan Meyer, “but the political reality is different after this disastrous defeat. I can’t imagine that May will be able to remain prime minister.”

Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission said, “As far as the Commission is concerned we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at half past nine […] First we have to agree on the divorce and exit modalities, and then we have to envisage the architecture of our future relations. I do hope that the result of the elections will have no major impact on the negotiations we are desperately waiting for.”

A Parliamentary majority requires 326 of the organisation’s 650 seats. The Conservative Party holds 318 outright, including May’s own seat in Maidenhead, and the Labour Party holds 262, having gained about 30 in this election. In Britain, the leader of whichever political party has the most seats becomes Prime Minister, though they are also formally appointed by the monarch. Theresa May became leader of the Conservative Party on July 11 of last year and was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II two days later. Cases in which no political party wins outright are called a hung Parliament, and then two or more parties rule together in coalition. Britain had a coalition government from 2010 to 2015. Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party has pledged an unofficial alliance with the Conservatives, which would bring them up to 328.

This would make May the second Prime Minister in a row to call an election with unexpected results. David Cameron called for a referendum on Britain’s EU membership, not expecting the voters would reject it.

May’s current ministry said most of her senior officials, including Treasurer Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and Home Secretary Amber Rudd, will remain in the Cabinet.

May met with Queen Elizabeth II yesterday to request her permission to form a government in her name, a traditional formality.

Posted on November 15th 2018 in Uncategorized

John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years

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John Constable painting location mystery solved after 195 years
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The mystery of the location of a viewpoint used by English painter John Constable has been solved, after nearly 200 years. The Stour Valley and Dedham Church was painted in Suffolk, England, between 1814 and 1815, but changes to the landscape meant that the spot he chose was not known, despite the best efforts of historians and art experts.

Now the puzzle has been answered. Martin Atkinson, who works for the National Trust as property manager for East Suffolk, used clues from the painting and looked at old maps to track down the viewpoint. Trees had grown, a hedgerow had been planted and boundaries had moved or disappeared, but Atkinson eventually worked out where Constable had stood. He said, “When I discovered that I had worked out the location where Constable painted this particular masterpiece, I couldn’t believe it. All the pieces of the jigsaw finally fitted together.”

Atkinson used an 1817 map of East Bergholt, where Constable grew up, as a reference point, but found that the view would have changed not long after the painting was completed. “The foreground didn’t fit at all, it was quite unusual as we know Constable painted it in the open air so he would have been standing in the scene. The hedgerow in his work no longer exists and there’s another hedgerow that runs across the scene today which wasn’t there. When you stand on the road on which he would have stood, and use the oak tree as a reference point, you see the same view. It’s great to see where an old master stood – and be inspired by the same view,” he said.

Suffolk, where Constable painted many of his finest paintings, is often called “Constable country”. Most, but not all, of the locations that Constable depicted are known. The picture is now housed in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted on November 15th 2018 in Uncategorized