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Proposals to prevent child deaths from button batteries

There is a significant risk to small children from swallowing button batteries — they can become lodged in the oesophagus (food pipe) and can cause a chemical reaction that erodes tissue in just two hours. A three-year-old girl in Britain swallowed a 23mm battery in the run-up to Christmas 2017 and died.

The warning signs of burnout: ignore them at your peril

As the peak holiday season kicks in, a lot of people are badly in need of their summer break. But if you’re so tired that you’re counting down the “sleeps” like a kid to Christmas, it may be worth considering if what you’re feeling is the natural build-up of manageable stress or the precursor to something more serious, like burnout.

Matt Ryan: The hustler who co-founded Press Up

is making hay while the sun shines, both literally and figuratively. The Press Up Entertainment Group he co-founded with Paddy McKillen Jnr in 2009 continues to expand at a rate of knots. Some 15 new hotels, restaurants, bars and cinemas are slated to open this year and next.

Newcastle United takeover and transfer news LIVE: Search continues for Rafa Benitez's successor

live blog on Friday, June 28. As the days flew by in the final months of Rafa Benitez contract, club chiefs always maintained their priority was to extend the Spaniard's deal so they had no Plan B target. That means they have started their hunt for a new boss from scratch and time is of the essence....

Milan Lucic, Nikita Zaitsev, Loui Eriksson and the 31 worst contracts of the new NHL

What do Milan Lucic, Nikita Zaitsev and Loui Eriksson have in common? This is an easy question for the millions of armchair GMs in Canada. The three players have contracts which they seriously under-perform and are huge anchors for their teams in the modern, post-2013 salary cap era of the new NHL.

Budget 2020: Can we rely on the Government's plan?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe signalled this week that the public finances would act as a shock absorber for the economy in the event of a no-deal Brexit. What he means by this is that the Government will let the State finances swing from a surplus to a deficit if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.

Christmas cancelled: Chinese factories feel chill of US trade

"See all those machines?" Godfrey Chan, managing director of Max Fortune, points at a section of his factory, where row upon row of industrial printers sit in the dark. "They've been idle since the tariffs came in." On the factory floor, stacks of glossy paper are being churned out and embossed with images of snowmen and Santa Claus.

Proposals to prevent child deaths from button batteries

There is a significant risk to small children from swallowing button batteries — they can become lodged in the oesophagus (food pipe) and can cause a chemical reaction that erodes tissue in just two hours. A three-year-old girl in Britain swallowed a 23mm battery in the run-up to Christmas 2017 and died.

Home News 50% of shops victims of shoplifting Mon 14 Dec 2009 16:30

In 2009 1 shop in 2 was confronted with theft. This is 10% more than a year ago. The figures are based on a survey by UNIZO, the organisation representing Self-Employed and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. According to shopkeepers the economic crisis has caused more people to turn to theft.

Temora's been on a Great Quack Quest and it's starting to pay off

It has spawned a website, a Facebook page, a mascot and even a music video, but now Temora's Great Quack Quest could really be paying off. The innovative campaign was begun as a novel way to attract new doctors to Temora. Rachel Christmas from the Temora Medical Centre said two applications from would-be future GPs had now been received.

Will we see Bouchard, Samorukov and Broberg anchoring D down road?

If you’re a flag-waving part of OilerNation, you care about today more than tomorrow. But, if you’re part of Edmonton Oilers management, you’re paid to look down the road and to see Evan Bouchard, Dmitri Samorukov and Philip Broberg here for development camp, there’s a feeling of what if what if....

Thief steals thousands of dollars in future Christmas gifts from Indy church

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It's nearly Christmas in July, but you won't find the holiday spirit at one local church. Crooks stole it. “Ultimately it’s the principle of it. You’re taking from kids that otherwise would not have a Christmas," said an emotional Jamie Inskeep who is the Outreach Team Leader for Church 52.

Want to teach your kids about money? Preach these 3 principles

and spending,” says Cruze. “Giving is one of the most important of the three categories because you’re teaching them to feel the impact of helping others at a young age. That’s invaluable,” Cruze continues. “As for saving and spending, encourage your child to set aside some of their money to savings and some to spending each time they get paid.

Joe Biden opens up about death of first wife, daughter during debate

Joe Biden recalled the 1972 car crash that tragically killed his first wife and one-year-old daughter while speaking at Thursday’s Democratic primary debate. The former vice president was asked about improvements in Obamacare during the debate in Miami when he responded that the question was “very personal to me.

A crash course in Latvian Midsummer

The Midsummer celebration of June 23-24 - Jāņi - is almost upon us again. But if you are new to this festival which makes Christmas pale into insignificance, or if you just happen to be in the country and wonder why everyone is behaving strangely, here are a few pointers to get you up to speed.

Flintstone's-themed attraction, Bedrock City, reopens for one last summer hurrah

VALLE, Arizona - After changing hands earlier this year, fans of Bedrock City discovered that the attraction would be permanently closed to make way for a new one: Raptor Ranch. But the colorful buildings and decades of nostalgia aren’t gone yet – new owner Troy Morris has opened the campground and RV park for one more summer.

Done Deal UBC townhouse sells with furnishings included Subscriber content

Cozy 2-bedroom house with newer bathroom, and potential for third bedroom in the basement in the highly desirable pocket of the Point Grey Road of East Vancouver. Perched on the elevated the south side of Yale street with views of the North Shore mountains and the water.

When the host becomes your hero

Booking.com is sharing the stories of the latest Booking Heroes following thousands of inspiring submissions of hospitality professionals going out of their way to make or save someone’s trip. Each story illustrates a Booking.com partner going above and beyond to bring their guests an experience....

How a Malaysian family turned detective to save their son/brother on Singapore’s death row (Part II)

While not legally trained and having never studied law, Sangkari had, in court hearings, picked up on the fact that drug couriers who provide substantive assistance to Singapore authorities can receive a certificate of substantive assistance at the attorney-general’s sole discretion.

All Creatures Great and Small being revived for 50th anniversary of vet series

All Creatures Great and Small is being revived with a new TV adaptation marking the 50th anniversary of James Herriot’s classic tales. Six hour-long episodes and a Christmas special are being made by the US co-producers of Downton Abbey and the British TV company behind BBC1 mini-series Howards End.

Home News “Brussels subway smells of wee” Thu 16 Dec 2010 13:18

The American radio station Public Radio International has broadcast a damning report about the state of some of Brussels’ underground railway stations. The broadcaster devoted a report lasting several minutes to Brussels’ “smelly subway”. Anyone that lives in or visits the city regularly is very....

All Creatures Great and Small being revived for 50th anniversary of vet series

All Creatures Great and Small is being revived with a new TV adaptation marking the 50th anniversary of James Herriot’s classic tales. Six hour-long episodes and a Christmas special are being made by the US co-producers of Downton Abbey and the British TV company behind BBC1 mini-series Howards End.

How a Malaysian family turned detective to save their son/brother on Singapore’s death row (Part II)

While not legally trained and having never studied law, Sangkari had, in court hearings, picked up on the fact that drug couriers who provide substantive assistance to Singapore authorities can receive a certificate of substantive assistance at the attorney-general’s sole discretion.

Column: Anti-Trump crafter: A decade-long unraveling

Fun fact: I've been crocheting since I was 10, when my Tita Lisa taught me the magic of granny squares. Fellow yarn nerds will understand the heavenly bliss of spending hours at Hobby Lobby or Walmart immersed in a sea of alpaca, mohair, angora, super bulky and super saver skeins for blankets, baby....