Northern Health, Ministry of Environment issue dust advisory for Peace Region


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Northern Health, along with the Ministry of Environment, has issued a dust advisory for Fort St. John because of high concentrations of dust and coarse particulate matter, which refers to airborne solid or liquid droplets that are between 2.5 and 10 micrometres in diametre.A press release states that these concentrations are expected to carry on until there is precipitation, or the streets are cleared of traction material.The warning also extends to the South Peace River region, and air quality advisories pertaining to dust have also been announced for Burns Lake, Smithers, Vernon and Golden.- Advertisement -Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further notice, and people with chronic underlying medical conditions are urged to postpone strenuous exercise near busy streets until the advisory is lifted.People are also encouraged to reduce personal health risk who the advisory is in effect by avoiding roads with heavy traffic, avoiding doing excessive outdoor physical activity, and taking shelter in air-conditioned buildings with large indoor volumes so there is limited entry for outdoor air.The Ministry of Environment says exposure to dust is particularly concerning for infants, the elderly, and those who have diabetes, lung disease or heart disease.Advertisement More updates and real-time air quality observations can be found online.last_img read more

Giroud important to Arsenal, says Wenger


first_img0Shares0000Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring against Southampton during the English Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium in southern England, on December 10, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 11- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stressed that Olivier Giroud remains an important member of his squad after rescuing a point against Southampton on Sunday.The France international stepped off the bench to clinch a 1-1 draw for the Gunners with an 88th-minute header, after Charlie Austin had opened the scoring in the third minute at St Mary’s. It was Giroud’s fourth Premier League goal of the season in his 13th appearance as a substitute, and Wenger admits the striker will be rewarded with his first top-flight start soon enough.The 31-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Everton during the off-season and his future is likely to be the subject of speculation once more in January, but his manager is counting on him.“He is important – why should we lose an important player? It is up to us [and not Giroud],” Wenger said after the match.“He will start more games. I believe as well it’s always the same when you have many good players, some of them cannot play.“The question you get is always why does the guy who is good not play? Because if you take him on you have another guy who is good who will not play, it is as simple as that.”The French coach was seen complaining to the fourth official on a number of occasions at apparent time wasting from the Saints after the break.And he said afterwards: “I must say I am very frustrated as in the second half there was a lot of time-wasting.“Especially on the final ball on the counter-attack, it is very frustrating to give the advantage to the guy who had the foul because we were not only called back.“We were three against one but we played it quick and the referee called the ball back without any reason and that was a huge advantage for Southampton in the final minute.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Diplomats among 15k people who mark IYD at 7 venues in Delhi


first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) Over 15,000 people, including 70 diplomats, today took part in International Yoga Day celebrations at seven venues in the national capital.At Connaught Place, where Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also participated, 9,000- 10,000 people turned up for the event, according to a senior NDMC official.The AYUSH Ministry helped organise events at six other locations – Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, Talkatora Garden, Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini, Yamuna Sports Complex in Patparganj and District Park in Dwarka.At least 100 Resident Welfare Associations selected by the ministry also hosted Yoga Day events.At Nehru Park, approximately 2,000 people turned up for the event.Among those who were present were nearly 70 diplomats from 35 countries, including Japan, Sri Lanka and United States, according to an official of AYUSH Ministry.Thousands of police personnel too celebrated Yoga Day in all districts of Delhi Police.The Delhi government held a separate event at the Chhatrasal Stadium which was presided over by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.President Pranab Mukherjee too celebrated the Day with 1,000 people participating with him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Fifty-seven Union ministers across the country joined the masses to celebrate the day.Ten ministers, including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Maneka Gandhi attended yoga events in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.Around 200 officials and employees of the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Secretary R N Choubey, performed various Yoga asanas at the lawns of the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan.advertisementGurgaon-based carrier SpiceJet participated in the exercise with 40-crew members undertaking a 10-minutes session on board.Doctors at the AIIMS, including its director MC Misra, also marked the day.”Yoga is a way of life and it should be part of every ones life. Yoga keeps several health complications away if done regularly with dedication,” said Misra.The participants also included many non-medical staff of AIIMS.Health Minister JP Nadda tomorrow will inaugurate a centre focused on scientific evidence of the therapeutic benefits of Yoga at the Convergence Block of AIIMS. PTI JC IAS MP DEY PR SID PLB TIR TIRlast_img read more