METHOD: A retrospective study was performed of 10 yr of medical records to determine the type, severity, etiological factors and treatment of cold injury experienced by members of the British Antarctic Survey between 1986-95. RESULTS: There were 61 new consultations for cold injury. These comprised 2.5% of all new consultations with an incidence of 65.6 per 1000 per year. Cold injuries seen were frostbite (95%), hypothermia (3%) and trench foot (2%). Superficial frostbite was the most common injury (74% of cases) with the face the most frequently affected area (47% of injuries). No cases of frostbite severe enough to cause permanent tissue loss were seen. The prevalence of cold injury increased with falling temperature to a maximum between -25 and -35 degrees C, despite these temperatures occurring infrequently. The relationship with windchill is not as clear cut with frequency of injury tending to follow the frequency of windchill values except at higher windchill values. Neither temperature nor windchill were found to significantly influence the severity of frostbite. Prior cold injury was shown to be significantly (chi2 p < 0.001) associated with further cold injury. Most injuries (78%) occurred during recreation; skiing and snowmobile driving were often implicated. CONCLUSIONS: Cold injury is uncommon in Antarctica. Despite this, it warrants a continued high profile as under most circumstances it may be regarded as an entirely preventable occurrence.
Associated Press April 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local George scores 36, leads Thunder to 116-108 win over Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116-108 in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series on Sunday night.George set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers, blowing past the previous record of five. He made eight of 11 shots from long range, and 13 of 20 shots overall. It was his first playoff game with the Thunder since being acquired in a trade with the Indiana Pacers in the offseason.Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Carmelo Anthony added 15 points for the Thunder, who will host Game 2 on Wednesday.Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell had 27 points and 10 rebounds, but he left in the second half with left foot soreness. He returned in the fourth quarter but was noticeably hobbling.Rudy Gobert scored 14 points, and Joe Ingles and Jae Crowder each added 13 for the Jazz.The Thunder recovered from a 16-4 deficit to tie it at 25 at the end of the first quarter. Oklahoma City led 54-48 at halftime behind 20 points from George and 14 from Westbrook.George hit his seventh 3-pointer to push Oklahoma City’s lead to 79-66. George hit a deep 2-pointer to close the quarter and give the Thunder an 81-72 lead.Alex Abrines hit two 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma City a 92-80 lead and force Utah to call timeout. The Thunder held off a surge in the final minute.TIP-INSJazz: Mitchell made his first four shots, but just one of six the rest of the first half. … Made just eight of 22 shots in the second quarter.Thunder: G Corey Brewer, who was questionable with a right knee sprain, started. … Anthony scored his 1,700th playoff point. … Oklahoma City made its first 17 free throws and didn’t miss one until the final minute.UP NEXTGame 2 will be Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. Written by Tags: NBA/Oklahoma City Thunder/Playoffs/Utah Jazz
BAYONNE – A 5-week-old kitten trapped between two concrete barricades on the Bayonne Bridge was rescued by a Port Authority police officer on September 5, according to the NY Daily News.Officer Ninzio DelPriore was patrolling the Bayonne Bridge when he was flagged down by a construction worker who heard distressed meows but could not see where the sounds were coming from.The kitten, who was later named Bridgette, was given to the Perth Amboy Animal Shelter. The kitten is reportedly in good health and is expected to be put up for adoption in the next few weeks, once she reaches five pounds. ×
Almost one in five shops in England’s northern towns and cities lie empty, compared with just one in 10 in the south, according to a new study.The Local Data Company (LDC) said the rate of shop vacancies across the country stood at 13.3% at the end of last year, down from a peak of 14.6% in February 2012.The LDC said the North East was the worst regional area, with a shop vacancy rate of 18.8% in the second half of 2014, a fall of 0.3% on a year ago. The best region is London, with a vacancy rate of 8.7% after a fall of 0.4%.The report also found that 20% of all shops it tracked had been vacant for more than three years, which amounted to almost 10,000 outlets.The North West has led the country in terms of shop vacancies since 2008, but has now been edged out by the North East.The top 10 worst town centres for vacant retail and leisure space contain five in the West Midlands, four in the North West and one in the North East. The top three are Burslem in Staffordshire with a vacancy rate of 29.4%, Stoke-on-Trent with a vacancy of 27.7% and Hartlepool, with a vacancy rate of 27.3%.
A management consultant has left behind a 23-year corporate career to pursue his dream of opening a traditional bakery.Zio Mario café and bakery, which sells Italian street-style snacks, is the brainchild of Roberto Cavicchia.The artisan bakery and café has opened at developer Downing’s The Railyard site – taking a ground floor corner unit in the complex that also houses student accommodation in the upper levels.Cavicchia said: “Baking is in my blood. My mother’s family in Italy have been bakers for generations and it’s something I’ve always been passionate about.“After a long and successful career travelling across Europe as a management consultant, I decided I needed to follow my real passion and develop the skills to turn my hobby into a full-time role.”Dishes on offer include farinata, a pancake made from chickpea flour baked in a heavy copper pot, Italian muffins and focaccia.
The digital version of the June edition of British Baker magazine is available to readers now.In the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are working to ensure our readers have the information they need, when they need it. To help achieve this, we are currently making the digital edition of the magazine available to all readers by clicking here.Among the topics covered in this month’s mag are:Cake trends supplement: We investigate the latest colours, flavours and formats shaping the celebration cake market, as consumers continue to seek out sweet treatsThins, wraps & pittas: Although most flatbreads are traditionally handmade, there is no reason why automation should stand in the way of authenticity, according to some suppliersHygiene & Safety: A look at the extra measures bakery retailers should be taking to ensure the safety of their staff and customers as the coronavirus lockdown easesFilling & decorating: Bakers seeking to increase volumes of hand-decorated products may use automation to achieve their goals – and there is equipment to suit all sizes of operation.In addition to the magazine, we have a host of other ways of ensuring you keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry:We will be sharing the advice and information as it becomes available on our website britishbaker.co.ukThree times a week, we will email out the latest news and insight via our free newsletter – if you are not already a subscriber sign up now using this linkInformation will be shared on our social media channels, including Facebook and LinkedIn – if you don’t already follow our LinkedIn page please do so using this link.
Leon Ware, the legendary songwriter, producer, and singer, died yesterday at the age of 77. As a mastermind behind many R&B hits, Ware’s subtle influence on music today is undeniable, with him serving as one of the masterminds behind tracks such as Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”, Michael Jackson’s “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” and Quincy Jones’ “If I Ever Lose This Heaven.” Since his death, a number of artists have issued statements expressing their condolences and the impact Ware had on music, including Questlove and Thundercat. Rest in peace, Mr. Ware. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
Data Center Is Planned at Closed State Line Coal Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Midwest Energy News:A century ago, the State Line coal-fired power plant in northwest Indiana helped Chicago develop thriving industry and electrify public transportation.Soon, the former power plant’s site on the shore of Lake Michigan may again become a driver of the area’s success in the modern-day digital economy. A group of developers including a Gary, Indiana, native have plans to make it home of a massive data center providing server space for national companies and major institutions. They also plan to develop an on-site tech startup incubator, renewable energy generation and a greenhouse warmed by waste heat from the servers.It’s the kind of development that locals in the heavily industrial, heavily polluted region want to see on the site, which some worried would languish or become home to more heavy industry after the coal plant closed in 2012.The data center could eventually cover a million square feet, composed of five buildings of 100,000 or more square feet each. [Tom] Dakich, [the site’s developer] said they will start with one building of about 105,000 square feet and then move forward depending on demand for leased server space. While the State Line coal plant sent out as much as 515 MW of power onto transmission lines, the State Line data center will need anywhere from about 10 to 100 MW to run its round-the-clock operations. Dakich said the three substations on the property, with a capacity of several hundred megawatts, could help get sufficient power to the center. However the substations are part of the Illinois utility ComEd’s infrastructure, whereas the utility NIPSCO would be the data center’s provider. He’s hoping they can broker an agreement to let the data center use the ComEd substations and nearby transmission lines.Meanwhile, the data center will generate its own renewable energy with solar panels on the roof and mounted on the ground, and wind turbines likely also on the premises, Dakich said. He said they even want to try hydro power, with a 5 kw turbine mounted in a canal that comes off the lake onto the site. The data center will also have natural gas-fired generators on-site, plans say. And the waste heat generated by the servers will be captured to warm a greenhouse to be operated by Purdue University Northwest, Dakich said.More: Northwest Indiana Defunct Coal Plant Site Slated For Massive Data Center
MailOnline 23 February 2015MPs will today discuss the planned change to the 1967 Abortion Act which has been tabled by Conservative MP Fiona Bruce. More than 100 colleagues have pledged their support to the change.Union leaders are telling MPs to vote against a proposed ban on aborting babies on the grounds of their gender.A document circulated by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) argued that the amendment to make sex-selective abortions illegal would ‘divide communities’.It also suggests there can be ‘compelling circumstances’ to allow abortion of female foetuses – such as if a woman is at risk of domestic abuseThe unions’ intervention into the debate provoked a major row last night ahead of today’s vote on the issue.Religious groups, including Asian community leaders and representatives of the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths, said there was no division on the practice and that they all viewed sex- selective abortion as abhorrent.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2964511/Fury-unions-tell-MPs-not-make-gender-abortion-crime-divide-communities.html