Monthly Archives: August 2022

Level of water shortage in Scotland rises as parts of England declare drought

More and more parts of Scotland have reached the highest level of water scarcity as a halt to water withdrawals is put in place. The east of the country has continued to dry out over the past week, with conditions “deteriorating with hot and dry weather”, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has warned. Businesses and farmers surrounding River Eden ...

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Local Elk Valley Animal Rescue is calling for help

Twin Meadows Animal Rescue Society (TMARS) needs your help. The local Elk Valley animal rescue group currently has 12 kittens to examine and adopt, and as many cats. TMARS co-founder Nycki Wannamaker said the number of adoptions in the Elk Valley has slowed “a lot” in line with a provincial slowdown noted by the BCSPCA. “It’s definitely slowed down,” she ...

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PHOTOS: Seaford road closed after ‘sinkhole’ appears

Crouch Lane is currently closed after emergency services responded to reports of a sinkhole appearing. A spokesman for the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘At 12.15pm today we dispatched firefighters from Newhaven to Crouch Lane in Seaford where a suspected sinkhole appeared on the road. Please avoid the area. » a Sussex Police spokesman added: ‘At 1pm on ...

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Evansville, Indiana: 3 people died and 39 homes were damaged after a house explosion

“There could be other victims, we haven’t finished our search,” Connelly said. “Buildings are not yet safe to enter.” The initial investigation shows that 39 houses suffered “severe minor damage”, the chief added. The chief then told reporters that 11 of those 39 homes remained habitable, adding that the American Red Cross would assist affected families. Evansville is about 3 ...

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Scottish Rite Cathedral fire: investigation underway

As the investigation into a suspected arson attack that destroyed the hall of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in West Reading entered its second day, the association that operates the facility, including its 1,300-seat auditorium, was stuck in limbo. “There is nothing we can do until the investigation is complete,” said Irwin A. Kohler, director of the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association, ...

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UNCW and DC Virgo collaboration brings sea turtle lesson to life

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Students at DC Virgo Preparatory Academy participated in a summer STEM learning experience using virtual reality to explore sea turtle rescue and conservation, thanks to a special group of UNCW student researchers and nearly $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation. “This is exactly the type of work that UNCW does so well,” said ...

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A beluga rescued from the Seine euthanized in transit, according to French authorities

The cetacean had been stuck since August 2 in the freshwater lock of Saint-Pierre-La-Garenne, some 75 km northwest of Paris. His health deteriorated after refusing to eat, according to wildlife protection associations monitoring the situation. It took more than 80 rescuers six hours to extract the animal from the lock, Reuters reported, after which it was placed on a barge, ...

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Turriff community expresses concern over healthcare provision

Concerns have been raised about access to the GP’s practice and Minor Injury Unit in Turriff. A crowded Baden Powell Center saw more than 200 local residents attend a town hall meeting on Monday evening, called by local MP David Duguid to voice community concerns over the provision of health care. Three main issues were raised, namely access to the ...

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Kent fire: Horror as thick black smoke billows from behind a row of houses | United Kingdom | New

Footage from the scene shows huge plumes of black smoke rising into the sky behind a row of houses. Eight fire engines have been dispatched to the scene and firefighters are working to extinguish the flames. Firefighters are advising anyone living or working nearby to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution due to the smoke. Residents shared photos ...

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The Lake District Mountain Rescue Team calls after a walker hears cries of ‘help me’

Photo: Keswick Mountain Rescue Team A mountain rescue team has been called after a worried walker heard cries of ‘help me’ while descending Barrow to Stile End. The Keswick Mountain Rescue Team were called at 6.22pm on August 4 in Stile End after the walker called 999 after hearing five to six cries pleading for help. Due to the direction ...

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As UK heatwave returns, fire chiefs are pleading with Britons to ditch barbecues and government demands a complete garden hose ban

FIRE chefs want backyard barbecues eliminated amid fears of another super-scorching 40C (104F) this week. They warn of ‘unprecedented’ heat as a UK garden hose ban looms. seven Fire chiefs want barbecues eliminated amid fears of another 40C scorcher this week – pictured from the scene of a garden fire in EssexCredit: NC seven A woman walks through a dried ...

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Gaza deaths rise following Israeli strikes amid ceasefire talks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli warplanes brought down targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, increasing the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rockets that penetrated deep into Israel, even as reports indicated that the parties were seeking a ceasefire agreement. As Egyptian officials worked on a deal, seven more people were killed in Gaza, bringing the ...

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Firefighters tackle Carterton bedroom fire

FIREFIGHTERS put out a fire in a Carterton home, caused by an electrical outage. On Friday evening (August 5) at approximately 8:10 p.m., crews from Witney, Burford and Rewley Road Fire Stations were called to report a fire in a bedroom in the Cranwell Avenue area of ​​the city. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters were confronted with smoke and ...

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Boston man, 22, killed in Wyoming lightning strike

The National Outdoor Leadership School said a group was camping in the Absaroka Mountains Tuesday night when a 22-year-old student was struck by lightning and went into cardiac arrest, according to a statement. A second adult student was also injured, the statement said. The school has not identified either student. The group had taken cover and were in a “lightning ...

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Kate Middleton enjoyed a rare moment at Balmoral as the Queen ‘let her guard down’ | royal | New

As the Queen spends her traditional summer vacation at her private Scottish home in Balmoral, her grandson Prince William, with his wife Kate and their children, is very likely to join her. But Kate, in particular, is said to have a special relationship with the Queen as the Duchess was still dating Prince William when she was first invited to ...

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Day of Caring brings volunteers to sites throughout the region – Chicago Tribune

Jeanne Sommer has never seen the Lakeshore PAWS parking lot as full as Friday, when the nonprofit Valparaiso Dog Rescue received help from more than 70 volunteers as part of United’s annual Day of Caring Way of Northwest Indiana. “We’ve been so full, as have shelters across the country, and so it helps us spend time with the dogs because ...

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Essex Fire Service assists a large fire on the ground in East Bergholt

Several fire crews battled flames from a large blaze that threatened to spread to nearby homes. A large field and grass fire broke out near the caravan park at Grange Country Park this afternoon. Crews were called to the scene at East End Lane, East Bergholt, Suffolk at 12.06pm. Two crews from Colchester battled the flames this afternoon alongside crews ...

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Incredible water rescue filmed north of Las Vegas

Video: Incredible water rescue filmed in Las Vegas Updated: 4:20 a.m. CDT August 5, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript rushing water up to 25 to 30 miles an hour pushed this woman nearly two miles into the washhouse near Los E. And Alexander and the firefighters knew she wouldn’t be able to hold the pillar shit longer. They say she ...

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Worry that Perth and Kinross Council do not handle holiday rental licenses

Worry that Perth and Kinross Council do not handle holiday rental licenses Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. Google An icon of Google’s “G” mark. Linked ...

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Voluntary group of gulls and birds needing help due to rescue center closure

The South Coast & Sussex Bird/Gull Volunteer Network is struggling following the closure of most wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres. In July, the RSPCA England and Wales announced that its rescue centers would no longer take in seabirds due to the risk of the disease spreading, but officers will continue to attend to reports of sick birds and wounded. Register ...

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Northfield girl seriously injured in car-on-bike crash; No referendum on the modernization of secondary facilities this fall; Northfield City Council Approves 2023 NAFRS Budget

Northfield Police Department reported last night that a 14-year-old girl from Northfield was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center after being hit by a car. At approximately 5.51am yesterday, Northfield Police were dispatched to report a personal injury accident involving a car and a cyclist on Jefferson Parkway at the intersection with Afton Street. The cyclist was seriously injured ...

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Search and rescue workers were hungry and exhausted when this Utah restaurant responded

Kim Houtz, owner of Dairy Keen, chats with Andrea Buhl after taking her order from Dairy Keen in Heber on Tuesday. Houtz made 50 cheeseburgers and 50 ham sandwiches for Wasatch County Search and Rescue on Sunday, when Dairy Keen is usually closed. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes HEBER CITY – Local burger joint Dairy Keen ...

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Photos: Long weekend of busy community sporting events in Calgary

Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 goalkeeper leaps to save a shot at the net from a Foothills FC player at Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY Cycling, soccer and hockey took to the streets and grounds of the city during Calgary’s Heritage Day long ...

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New life for second-hand treasures in Corrales

Wendy Hoffman Over the years, SWARF has spent or donated nearly $1 million. A small Corrales icon with international impact briefly tipped to the brink of extinction. It now has a new life, thanks to an important concept: collaboration. Secondhand Treasures, the highly visible lifeline of Southwest Animal Rescue Fund, Inc. (SWARF), received a ‘termination notice’ that gave the popular ...

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11-year-old suffers burns to half of body after e-bike battery explodes

An 11-year-old boy suffered severe burns to half of his body after an e-bike battery that was charging in his bedroom caught fire on Monday. Aviel Dabush was dragged out of his burning room in a residential building in Netanya and rushed to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, unconscious and in serious condition. Six other people were injured in ...

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Sunday evergreen races will benefit Alpine Rescue Team

EVERGREEN, Colo. – Two races this weekend will not only take runners on a scenic course at Evergreen, but will also support the Alpine Rescue Team, which provides free 24/7 search and rescue services. The Evergreen Town Race, the Alpine Rescue Team’s premier fundraiser, celebrates its 42nd anniversary in 2022 with a 5k and 10k course that descends Upper Bear ...

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Bucks named one of the UK’s worst areas for outdoor barbecue fires

Results collected and evaluated by Confused.com named Bucks the third-highest county in backyard fire rescues. Bucks trailed only Bedfordshire and Inverclyde when it came to out-of-control outdoor fires. Garden fires in Buckinghamshire have increased by an average of 11% each year for the past decade, the 16th highest increase of any area analysed. Register to our daily newsletter Bucks Fire ...

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