Washington, Jun 12 (PTI) Consuming honey after accidentally swallowing a button battery has the potential to reduce serious injuries in small children, a study has found. Based on findings in laboratory animals, the research suggests that this common household product may significantly reduce morbidity and mortality from highly caustic batteries.”Button batteries are ingested by children more 2,500 times a year in the United States, with more than a 12-fold increase in fatal outcomes in the last decade compared to the prior decade,” said Ian N Jacobs, from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US. “Since serious damage can occur within two hours of ingesting a battery, the interval between ingestion and removal is a critical time to act in order to reduce esophageal injury,” said Jacobs. Due to their size, candy-like shape and shiny metallic surface, button batteries have posed a risk for toddlers for decades. When the battery reacts with saliva and tissue of the esophagus, it creates a hydroxide-rich, alkaline solution that essentially dissolves tissue. Children with an oesophageal button battery may present with symptoms of sore throat, cough, fever, difficulty swallowing, poor oral intake or noisy breathing. This can cause severe complications like oesophageal perforation, vocal cord paralysis and erosion into the airway or major blood vessels. The longer it takes for the battery to be removed, the higher the risk for these children, particularly those without access to hospitals with specialised anesthesiologists and endoscopists experienced in removing foreign objects. The research team wanted to determine successful interventions for mitigating these injuries in both a home and clinical setting and test their effectiveness in a live animal model, in this case, laboratory pigs.advertisement Specifically, the researchers sought palatable, more viscous liquids that could create a protective barrier between the tissue and the battery, as well as neutralize harsh alkaline levels. The team screened various options, including common household beverages such as juices, sodas, and sports drinks, in laboratory experiments.”We explored a variety of common household and medicinal liquid options, and our study showed that honey and sucralfate demonstrated the most protective effects against button battery injury, making the injuries more localized and superficial,” said Kris R Jatana, from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “The findings of our study are going to be put immediately into clinical practice, incorporated into the latest National Capital Poison Center Guidelines for management of button battery ingestions,” Jatana said. Prior published studies by this team had tested weakly acidic liquids like lemon juice as a proof of concept. However, many children do not enjoy drinking lemon juice. By contrast, the sweet taste of honey is much more palatable to young children.”Our recommendation would be for parents and caregivers to give honey at regular intervals before a child is able to reach a hospital, while clinicians in a hospital setting can use sucralfate before removing the battery,” Jacobs said. However, the authors caution against using these substances in children who have a clinical suspicion of existing sepsis or perforation of the esophagus, known severe allergy to honey or sucralfate, or in children less than one-year-old due to a small risk of botulism.”While future studies could help establish the ideal volume and frequency for each treatment, we believe that these findings serve as a reasonable benchmark for clinical recommendations,” Jacobs said. “Safely ingesting any amount of these liquids prior to battery removal is better than doing nothing,” he said.”Button batteries are commonly found in households, and they should always be stored in a secured container, out of reach of children,” said Jatana. “Parents and caregivers should check all electronic products in the home and make certain that the battery is enclosed in a compartment that requires a tool to open and periodically check to ensure it stays secure over time,” he said. PTI MHN MHNMHN
Melissandre and Jon Snow in Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’screenshot/youtubeGame of Thrones season eight is going to air in April and with the final season, fans will get to see the tragic end of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s love story. Over the years, viewers enjoyed watching intimate sex scenes between several characters and are hoping to see more of it in season 8.Over the years, nudity has become an integral part of the Game of Thrones. At the same time, many can even argue on the notion that for a TV series, scenes involving nudity and sex may have been included to attract viewership. But fans have learned this that in this epic drama, nudity is depicted as the harsh reality of life and has only progressed the story further.There were more sex scenes in the earlier seasons than the last season seven. Now, as the story is coming to an end, the characters are more busy fighting the war rather than getting intimate with each other. There was a time when fans just referred Game of Thrones as nothing but a sex show but now, we have witnessed that the show has more fights, more drama, and more dragons.In the final Game of Thrones season, our heroes — Jon, Sansa, Arya, Daenerys, and others — have one goal only: to kill the Night King. At the same time, there are several theories on Cersei Lannister which you can check here. Cersei in ‘Mother’s Mercy’HBOSince the final season will be more focused on the fights between the Army of Living with the Army of Dead; and Starks/Targaryens fighting Lannisters, chances are pretty slim that we get to see some nudity in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.That being said, there are rumours that we get to see the marriage between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen and if that happens then our favourite characters may be seeing spending one night enjoying themselves.Besides all these speculations, the final season has a lot of angles to cover and the showrunners would have focused on wrapping all the stories rather than showing intimate sequences between the characters.Game of Thrones season 8 will premier in April on HBO and other streaming services.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free March 19, 2014 Google just announced Android Wear, a platform that extends the Android operating system to wearable devices. And already, two of the tech giant’s biggest hardware partners have said they will be releasing smartwatches for the Android-powered platform.South Korea-based LG has announced plans for the LG G, an Android-powered smartwatch. So far, LG hasn’t released many details, other than to say the LG G will be compatible with a wide range of Android smartphones and “will present relevant information to users just when they need it.”LG expects its Android smartwatch to be available sometime in the second quarter this year.Related: Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With ‘Android Wear’The other Android Wear smartwatch comes from Motorola — the company Google bought in 2011 but recently sold to China-based PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. Motorola announced the Moto 360 smartwatch. Here’s a quick video preview:Other than that, Motorola hasn’t released many details about the device. It says it will feature “a round face and premium materials,” and will be available “in a variety of styles globally in Summer 2014, starting in the U.S.”One common feature among Android Wear smartwatches: voice activation. All a person needs to do is say “OK Google” to activate features like scheduling appointments, sending a text and more. Folks, get ready to get your Dick Tracy on.Related: Pebble (Finally) Opens Its App Store to Android Users 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.
Punter found hiding in bushes Click for Sound Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org A second Smart Motorway scheme in the area will see a stretch of the M6 in Staffordshire upgraded between junction 13 (Stafford South) and junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent) – with work on that project set to be completed in 2022. In total there are 37 proposed Smart Motorway projects either operational or being constructed across England. The Highways England response to the request added: “Motorways in England are already amongst the safest in the world and smart motorways are designed to be no less safe than conventional motorways. Read MoreDriven on the A500 recently? Shock figures reveal police have caught 877 speeding motorists on the D-road in four months “Although smart motorways are not being introduced with specific targets to reduce the number of collisions, experience on other smart motorway projects suggests that there could be an overall improvement of the level of safety by 15 per cent. Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Moment driver runs out of space when traffic stops on the M6 Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Watch again Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMore than 1,100 collisions took place on one stretch of the M6 in just two-and-a-half years – shock figures have revealed. Highways England recorded 1,158 accidents between junction 16 and junction 19 – both northbound and southbound – between March 2016 and September 2018. And figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act also show there were more than 6,700 reports of broken down vehicles during that period. That stretch of the motorway runs between the junction with the A500 (Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe) and Knutsford. Work to upgrade the motorway into a Smart Motorway has been going on since February 2016 and is due to be completed in 2019. The figures, which Highways England say only cover as far back as when Traffic Management – including cameras – was set up on the stretch, also revealed there were 6,747 reports of broken down vehicles with 2,448 of those breakdowns causing congestion. It was also revealed that the month with the most recorded accidents was May 2018, with a total of 58. Police search for missing woman A car on fire on the M6 “This can be attributed to additional network capacity, increased speed compliance and improved driver information.” Haulier Barry Proctor, who owns Talke-based Barry Proctor Services, said he was not surprised by the figures. He said: “That stretch has been horrendous these past few years. It is too long a stretch to be narrow lanes. Read MoreShock figures reveal there have been 26 fatal crashes on A500 in 10 years – so what should be done to make the D-road safer? “They should have started working on it in stages. Hopefully that is a lesson they will learn for when they start work at junction 15. “There have been some horrendous accidents there. Some of it is due to the lanes being narrowed and some of it is down to bad driving. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Driver named following fatal collision Watch Next Video will play in Share this video Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive An accident on the M6 (Image: CMPG) Responding to the Freedom of Information request, Highways England said the Smart Motorway would benefit road users. A spokesman said: “The M6 Junctions 16 to 19 Smart Motorways scheme will be an all lane running smart motorway, meaning that all 4 lanes will utilised from junctions 16 to 19 in both directions. “This will be implemented via lane gain and lane drops at the terminal junctions with junctions 17 & 18 to be amended to accommodate through junction running.”
Facebook first announced at it’s F8 conference that it is testing a new dating feature within the proprietary Facebook app. This dating and relationships feature will allow people to create a dating profile that is separate from their Facebook profile. Potential matches in Facebook Dating will be recommended based on dating preferences, your location, shared page likes, similarities between your Facebook profiles, and mutual friends. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out a country-wide test in Colombia of its new Dating feature. Users can browse for matches within a 100km radius. Users have to input their location, which Facebook will verify through their phone’s GPS. Although, users won’t be able to change their virtual location to browse for matches elsewhere. For now Facebook Dating is mobile-only. The app will be available entirely within Facebook’s Android and iOS apps to users 18 and older, free to use. Per Facebook guidelines, the Dating app will be available only if users opt for it. They need to create a separate dating profile which will include a more limited amount of personal information. Once you start browsing, Facebook’s recommendation algorithm will allow you to see friends of friends or people with whom you have fewer mutual friends. Your existing friends, and the people you have blocked will be excluded from the dating pool. However, you can still find a potential soulmate, in a person you’ve unfriended. When browsing, you’ll see a selection of people you can “express interest” in by tapping a photo or an answer to a question prompt. You can then add a note and send it to the person you’re interested in. The recipient can then either send a message back or ignore it. Users can send as many messages they want, but can visit only upto 100 profiles are day. Messages are limited to text and emoji for which Facebook Dating uses its own messaging interface, not Facebook Messenger. Facebook dating also allows users to expand their dating pool with the integration of Facebook Groups and Events. Users can opt in to showing their Dating profile to members of a group, they expect to find good matches in. The same goes for Facebook Events, where the feature is enabled for both upcoming and past events. If the test goes well, Facebook may roll Dating to more countries shortly in its mission to create meaningful connections. According to Product Manager, Nathan Sharp, “If Dating takes off in Colombia, it could be promoted to a more prominent place within the app, or even to an app of its own. Our goal is to make Facebook the single best place to start a relationship. It could get there eventually — but it will need to evolve along the way.” Read Next F8 AR Announcements. ACLU sues Facebook for enabling sex and age discrimination through targeted ads. Sex robots, artificial intelligence, and ethics: How desire shapes and is shaped by algorithms
Tags: Air Canada About Latest Posts Travelweek Latest posts by Travelweek (see all) Another win for The Travel Agent Next Door: RCI Partner of the Year, Canada – March 28, 2019 You’re not imagining it, that waterfall really is coming out of a sksyscraper – July 26, 2018 Israel tourism numbers jumped 25% in 2017 – January 4, 2018 Monday, November 7, 2016 Travelweek Air Canada beats estimates, reports rise in revenue for Q3 TORONTO – In its third quarter results, Air Canada has revealed that it has done better than expected, with a nearly 19% spike in traffic leading to a 75.7% increase in net income. Benefitting from a combination of lower costs and increased traffic on its routes, Canada’s largest airline reported that revenue rose 10.6% to $4.45 billion, beating analysts’ average estimate of $4.30 billion.The company expects cost per available seat mile (CASM) to decline 5-6% in the fourth quarter, and by 2.75-3.75% this year. Plus, adjusted CASM (how much an airline spends to fly a passenger) fell 5.9% in the third quarter.Having added seven nonstop routes to Europe and one to Asia, Africa and Australia earlier this year, Air Canada also reported 27.9% growth in international-to-international passengers connecting via Canada. As such, traffic increased almost 19%, while fuel cost per litre fell 10.2%.Net income jumped to $768 million, or $2.74 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $2.93 per share, above the average analyst estimate of $2.55, according to Thomson Reuters. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share
Posted by Tags: Air Transat, Europe Thursday, October 4, 2018 MONTREAL — Air Transat’s summer 2019 flight plans include a boost in the number of direct flights for many of its main transatlantic markets, namely, Italy, Greece, Croatia, France and Portugal.The airline’s summer 2019 lineup also includes new destination Split, Croatia, announced last week.With 27 destinations in Europe and the Middle East accessible from six airports in Canada via connecting flights, Air Transat says it wants to make discovering Europe easier for Canadians.As of summer 2019, passengers heading to destinations such as Nice, Porto and Basel will fly in one of two new Airbus A321neo LR airplanes being added to its fleet.“Our fleet’s transition period that started last winter is continuing. Summer 2019 will mark the arrival of two new Airbus A321neo LR airplanes, benefitting our flexibility and efficiency,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “We’re adding Split in response to Croatia’s soaring popularity as a tourist destination, while maintaining our position as a leader in many of our key markets, including the Mediterranean region.”She adds: “While Europe is a huge part of our summer activities, as Canada’s number one holiday airline, we always make sure to offer a wide variety of destinations to our passengers. And that means maintaining our flights to some 20 South destinations, because people love the beaches of Mexico and the Dominican Republic even in the summer.”With its two flights to Zagreb, Air Transat will offer a total of three direct flights to Croatia every week from Toronto, with new destination Split.Here are more highlights of the 2019 program:There will be more direct flights to Greece and Italy, for a total of four weekly flights to Athens (Greece) from Montreal and Toronto. Lamezia (Italy), the gateway to the South of Italy, will be accessible twice a week from Toronto.The airline is increasing its departures to a number of other destinations as well: from Montreal, there will be three flights to Porto (Portugal), three to Nice (France) and two to Basel (Switzerland). Meanwhile, there will be five weekly flights to Dublin (Ireland) from Toronto.By flying direct every week from four Canadian cities, the airline makes London accessible to vacationers with departures from Toronto (daily), Vancouver (daily), Montreal (three times a week) and Calgary (three times a week). Vacationers looking to discover other areas of the UK can count on five direct flights weekly to Manchester and Glasgow from Toronto, as well as connecting flights from Montreal, Vancouver, Quebec City, Calgary and Edmonton.Air Transat is once again offering direct flights from Montreal to the biggest cities in France, that is, Paris (daily direct flights), Marseille (five direct flights weekly), Lyon and Toulouse (four direct flights weekly), as well as Nice, Nantes and Bordeaux (three direct flights weekly). Air Transat makes most of these destinations available to people in and around Quebec City, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary with connecting flights.As announced on Sept. 24, Air Transat is also set to offer passengers a new product combining air and rail travel, in partnership with SNCF, France’s national rail service. The airline’s customers will be able to purchase a single ticket comprising a flight to Paris plus TGV AIR service enabling them to complete their journey on the TGV high-speed rail network within France or to Brussels, Belgium, facilitating access to French provinces and Brussels on a daily basis. Air Transat and SNCF promise a simple service delivering several benefits: a single booking, a single fare and a single ticket. It will be available as of January 2019, and travellers will be able to book from Canada starting in December.Air Transat will continue its direct flights from Montreal to Barcelona (five direct flights weekly) and Malaga (three direct flights weekly) as well as from Toronto, with three direct flights weekly to Barcelona. These Spanish destinations remain accessible to people in the Quebec City, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton areas via Air Transat’s network of connecting flights. Finally, getting to Lisbon (Portugal) will be as easy as ever with five direct flights weekly from Montreal and four from Toronto.To Rome Air Transat will offer five direct flights from Montreal and seven from Toronto. The Italian capital will be easily reachable for travellers from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton via connecting flights through Toronto.Air Transat flies direct to Tel Aviv from Montreal twice a week and from Toronto once a week with a connecting flight. Brussels, the Belgian capital, is accessible from Montreal with three direct flights weekly, and from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary with connecting flights.The airline offers Canadians seven direct flights to Amsterdam, including four from Toronto, two from Vancouver and one from Calgary, along with two direct flights to Prague from Montreal.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesFor the past five years Air Transat has been expanding its domestic flights, linking the country’s major cities. “These flights give an increasing number of Canadians access to more European destinations than ever, with connecting flights to Toronto and Montreal, as well as give access to other Canadian cities,” says Guérard.She adds that Air Transat is launching a new summer flight between Edmonton and Toronto, opening the door to European travel to people in northern Alberta. 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Travelweek Group Share Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Tags: Free, social media, Sweden Put down your phone & get a free room at this Swedish hotel << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by GOTHENBURG — Would you part ways with your phone for a whole day? What if it meant a free hotel room?The Check Out Suite in Hotel Bellora, in Gothenburg, Sweden, has issued a challenge to all guests: put down your phones and disconnect from social media for a discounted rate. The less time you spend on social media apps, the less you pay; those who don’t use their phones at all get a free night’s stay.The hotel, which has been specifically designed for relaxation, is hoping to encourage quality time with loved ones and limit screen time. A noble cause, obviously, but short of spying on guests, how does the hotel actually monitor the use of apps?Through an app, of course.Guests must use Wi-Fi to connect their phones to an in-room Skärmfri (Screen-free) smart lamp that measures the total time spent on social media. Once connected, the lamp will glow white as it measures up to 30 minutes of screen time, the recommended daily usage according to studies cited by Hotel Designs.More news: Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Beyond 30 minutes, the lamp will glow red to indicate that guests must pay the full price for their room. If you don’t use your phone at all, you don’t pay anything for your room.Of course, this also means that if you want a free room, you won’t be able to Instagram yourself actually enjoying it.Go to https://skarmhjalpen.se/checkoutsuite/ for more information.
08Sep Rep. Sheppard honors local heroes at 9/11 ceremony Categories: Sheppard News State Rep. Jason Sheppard attends the annual Michigan House of Representatives’ 9/11 ceremony with Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Heath Velliquette (left) and Maj. Jeff Kemp (right).State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, today welcomed Maj. Jeff Kemp and Chief Deputy Heath Velliquette from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to the state Capitol for the annual 9/11 memorial service conducted by the Michigan House of Representatives. The ceremony marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, and recognizes the service of military members and first responders.Terrence Raymond, a firefighter with the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department who died Aug. 15, was included in a list read during the ceremony of Michigan service members and first responders who died during the past year.“Each year this ceremony serves as a solemn reminder of the many sacrifices first responders and their families make in order to ensure the safety of our communities,” Rep. Sheppard said. “It was an honor to have Maj. Kemp and Chief Deputy Velliquette here at the Capitol with me while we recognized all of the men and women who have served and lost their lives over the past year.”###