By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?
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Delayed HIV diagnosis still substantial for some at-risk groups YOUR DOSE OF MEDICINE - Charles C. Chante MD (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am HIV diagnoses are coming sooner after infection, increasing physicians’ ability to treat and prevent the spread of HIV, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs report. As HIV testing has increased, the percentage of people aware of their HIV infection has also steadily grown. As of 2014, 85 percent of people living with HIV in the United States were aware of their infection. This knowledge allows individuals to seek antiretroviral treatment to suppress the virus, which decreases morbidity and mortality while reducing the risk of sexual transmission to others. Knowing one’s HIV status, then, is incredibly important, clinicians say, because people who are unaware that they are HIV positive account for approximately 40 percent of … [Read more...] about Delayed HIV diagnosis still substantial for some at-risk groups
By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Alex Ballingall Ottawa Bureau Tues., April 30, 2019 OTTAWA—Rising floodwaters that have forced thousands of people to evacuate, left homes awash and spurred costly government responses are prompting political discussions about whether homeowners should be permanently moved out of high-risk flood zones. “We recognize how this is a new reality for far too many people. Extreme weather situations are coming more and more often,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Tuesday. Trudeau said the federal government will need to work with municipalities, provinces and residents in areas that “will have to move or rebuild differently. “We know that the reality of climate change is hitting us harder every year, and this government is going to be a partner,” he said. Floods in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario have hit more than 15,000 homes and the forecast of rain has officials … [Read more...] about As environmental risks increase, governments consider buyouts for flood-prone properties
KUALA LUMPUR: The manager of Ambank’s Jalan Raja Chulan branch, R. Uma Devi told the High Court here today that Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd’s account with Ambank was a high-risk account subject to additional monitoring by the bank’s compliance department. Uma Devi, 40, who was the 21st prosecution witness, said the high-risk aspect was calculated by the bank based on its system’s criteria. She said this when cross-examined by counsel Harvinderjit Singh on the 10th day of former Prime Minster Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s trial in relation to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd’s funds. Harvinderjit: What do you mean by high-risk? Uma Devi: High-risk means company that handles a lot of cash. Gandingan Mentari is an SRC International Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary company. Harvinderjit: The bank does not have a prior transaction history of Gandingan Mentari? Uma Devi: It could still be computed by the Ambank system. Harvinderjit: What difference would … [Read more...] about Gandingan Mentari listed as high-risk account: Ambank Branch Manager
RUGGED, MILITARY-GRADE LAPTOPS Used by journalist Ed Lingao when covering war zones Lingao goes beneath the surface to find the larger story in the hotspots he's in. He writes his pieces on a laptop built for the kind of business he's in. It stands up to wear and tear on the field and is resistant to dust and water. It can be banged around and stepped on but will continue to function. Coming with slings and straps (no bags needed), these laptops cost as little as PHP 4,000 used, and as much as USD 4,000 brand new. These laptops are sold to the military, police emergency units, or construction companies. You may also like: Run, gun, and win: a day with the Philippine Army Shooting Team ANCXperts: Where to source WWII replica gear In full battle gear: a weekend in the jungle with World War II re-enactors Soldiers of time: A brief history of military wristwatches Combat mode: 6 contemporary timepieces with military pedigree Every day is a battle, so arm yourself. General Dynamics GoBook … [Read more...] about Tech tools that can withstand wars, disasters, name it–as per these men with high-risk jobs