Luka Modric ce l'ha fatta. Il fine centrocampista croato è riuscito nell'impresa preclusa ai suoi predecessori Pirlo, Xavi e Iniesta, ovvero i migliori costruttori di gioco degli ultimi quindici anni: interrompere il dominio continentale dei due "marziani" Messi e Ronaldo. Dopo dieci anni, il Pallone d'oro, il più ambito riconoscimento individuale del mondo calcistico, torna a premiare il miglior giocatore della stagione e non più solo uno dei due migliori giocatori in assoluto.
Con il criterio del migliore di tutti, ad esempio, nel 2010 fu "defraudato" del titolo Andrès Iniesta, autore di una stagione straordinaria e decisivo per la vittoria della Spagna al Mondiale Sudafricano. A vantaggio di Lionel Messi, già prodigioso, ma quell'anno tutt'altro che esaltante, sia con il Barcellona sia con la Selección argentina.
Con 753 punti, 277 più del secondo classificato (il solito CR7), il numero 10, non si sa ancora per quanto, del Real Madrid ottiene a 33 anni quel trofeo di cui il coetaneo Cristiano Ronaldo e il più giovane Messi si sono fregiati già cinque volte ciascuno. Per l'ex trequartista impostato in regia da Carletto Ancelotti - il bis dell'operazione riuscitagli con Pirlo - si tratta del quarto riconoscimento annuale, dopo il The Best Fifa, il premio calciatore dell'anno Uefa e quello di miglior giocatore del 2018 assegnato dalla Federazione Internazionale di Storia e Statistica del Calcio (IFFHS).
Il coronamento di una stagione superlativa che lo ha visto condurre i Blancos alla terza Champions consecutiva e la Croazia al secondo posto al Mondiale in Russia - un gradino sopra il piazzamento della generazione di Boban e Suker vent'anni prima -, dove è stato eletto miglior calciatore della manifestazione.
Un leader a tutto campo, ammirabile per la tecnica ed encomiabile per lo spirito di sacrificio. Quest'anno, insieme al danese Christian Eriksen, può dirsi forse l'ultimo "numero 10 classico" di livello planetario rimasto in circolazione, dopo decenni di 4-4-2 e moduli che sacrificano l'inventiva alla tattica, il talento alla possanza, l'uomo allo schema.
I numeri 10 come Messi e Neymar, pur immensi per tecnica e rapidità realizzativa, sono un prodotto di questa evoluzione: seconde punte più che trequartisti, finalizzatori più che dicitori dell'ultimo passaggio. Prima di loro, in Italia, abbiamo avuto Robi Baggio, Zola, Del Piero e imitatori vari.
Il numero 10 è tale non tanto perché salta gli avversari come birilli, ma perché vede autostrade dove altri vedono un sentiero, come direbbe il compianto Boskov. L'alessandrino Rivera, pur con i suoi limiti dinamici, è stato ed è tuttora un modello di riferimento per chiunque volesse e voglia avventurarsi tra le linee di centrocampo e attacco. Ne sono stati epigoni, con più corsa e muscoli, Roberto Mancini e, ovviamente, Francesco Totti.
Un adattamento del ruolo imposto dalla rivoluzione del calcio totale "all'olandese" di Cruijff e compagni. Proprio a Johan Cruijff - numero 10 di fatto, e anche di maglia nella sua ultima, splendida, stagione con il Feyenoord - viene più volte e da più parti accostato Modric, tanto da meritarsi ben presto il soprannome di "Cruijff dei Balcani".
Non alto, 1 metro e 72, e leggero coi suoi 66 kg, Luka Modric ha il volto affilato e lo sguardo spiritato di Cruijff quando gioca, come se vivesse in uno stato di perenne "trance" agonistica. Certi suoi recuperi di palloni sul portatore avversario, come quelli del maestro ajacide, si spiegano anche così: una concentrazione ossessiva che non contempla distrazioni.
Come Johan, non ha avuto un'infanzia facile. Se l'olandese, orfano di padre a dodici anni, imparò a giocare fra i marciapiedi di cemento di un quartiere popolare di un'Amsterdam devastata dalla guerra, il croato a sei anni è diventato un rifugiato, dopo aver praticamente visto uccidere davanti ai suoi occhi il nonno Luka Senior e incendiare la casa dai ribelli serbi durante il conflitto per l'indipendenza della Croazia. Anche nel calcio nessuno gli ha regalato nulla: a diciotto anni è stato votato miglior giocatore del campionato di Bosnia-Erzegovina, un torneo talmente duro da fargli dire in seguito: "Se qualcuno è in grado di giocare nel campionato bosniaco può giocare ovunque".
Oggi, dopo aver dimostrato di poter giocare ovunque, si gode il meritato premio. Benvenuto tra i grandi, piccolo Luka.
A lo largo de la Guerra Fría, la OTAN se proclamaba como una alianza defensiva. Sin embargo, esto ni era verdad en aquellos tiempos, ni lo ha sido tampoco desde entonces. Así lo revelan las intervenciones y cambios de regímenes promovidos con sus acciones militares, desde Yugoslavia hasta Libia.
El 4 de abril de 1943, los países fundadores: Bélgica, Canadá, Dinamarca, Estados Unidos, Francia, Islandia, Italia, Luxemburgo, Noruega, Países Bajos, Portugal y Reino Unido (12 en total), firmaron en Washington el Tratado Atlántico Norte. El 18 de mayo de 1950, los cancilleres de dichas naciones, signaron el documento que daba forma a las estructuras permanentes de la Alianza Atlántica.
Tras el desmantelamiento en 1991, de la respuesta socialista a la OTAN (Pacto de Varsovia), la alianza continuó su existencia, expandiendo su membresía y presencia geográfica, usurpando abiertamente el papel de la ONU, interviniendo en la ex-Yugoslavia, comenzó en Bosnia en 1994, lanzando una guerra contra lo que quedaba del país yugoslavo, en 1999, ocupando Kosovo, después de tal operación.
Desde 2001, la OTAN ha participado en la guerra de Estados Unidos en Afganistán. En 2003, no se unió oficialmente a la invasión ilegal de Irak, pero muchos de sus países miembros se unieron a la “Coalición de la voluntad”, impulsada por George W. Bush.
Después de 1999, la acción militar más abierta fue su intervención el 19 de marzo de 2011 en Libia. Posterior a que el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU autorizara el establecimiento de una zona de exclusión aérea sobre el país, Canadá, Estados Unidos, Francia y Reino Unido iniciaron los ataques aéreos sobre su territorio.
Oficialmente, la Alianza asumió el mando de la guerra el 31 de marzo, bajo la llamada Operación Protector Unificado, realizando en octubre 26,500 vuelos, hasta la muerte del gobernante libio Muammar Gaddafi en octubre.
En 1990, James Baker entonces secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, prometió al líder soviético Mijail Gorbachov que la OTAN no avanzaría ni una pulgada hacia el este si Alemania se reunificaba, pero hizo exactamente todo lo contrario.
Hungría, Polonia y la República Checa, fueron aceptadas oficialmente a la OTAN en marzo de 1999, pocos días antes de que los aviones de combate de la Alianza, iniciara el bombardeo en el territorio yugoslavo, sumándose en el 2002, Bulgaria, Eslovaquia y Rumania. El último país del antiguo Pacto de Varsovia en unirse (2009). La coalición se expandió hasta las antiguas repúblicas yugoslavas: Croacia, Eslovenia y Montenegro, incluyendo a las antiguas Repúblicas soviéticas de Estonia, Letonia y Lituania, llegando a las fronteras de Rusia. Continúo expandiéndose hacia Georgia y Ucrania.
La más reciente escalada de las tensiones con Rusia inició en febrero de 2014, tras un golpe de Estado en Ucrania, respaldado por Estados Unidos. Desde esa fecha, las tropas de la Alianza establecieron bases en el extremo oeste ucraniano, proporcionando armas, entrenamiento a militares y neonazis para contrarrestar la agresión rusa.
So pretexto de “disuadir a Moscú”, la OTAN estableció bases militares permanentes en los tres Estados bálticos, Rumania y Polonia, llevan a cabo una serie de ejercicios militares masivos en la frontera con Rusia.
Inició las maniobras “Trident Juncture”, en Noruega, una intensiva coordinación estratégica entre Estados Unidos y 30 países, cuyo objetivo es practicar una respuesta militar a cualquier amenaza desde cualquier dirección. Desde el final de la Guerra Fría, tales maniobras son el mayor ejercicio de la OTAN y constituyen un claro mensaje para cualquier potencial adversario, de que protegerá a todos los aliados.
En diversos puntos del país nórdico y en el mar Báltico, los ejercicios se extienden del 25 de octubre al 7 de noviembre, abarca también Islandia, el espacio aéreo de Suecia y Finlandia, dos naciones no miembros de la alianza, pero que este año se sumarán a las maniobras. Los ensayos comprenden cerca de 65 buques, 250 aviones, 10,000 vehículos y unos 50,000 efectivos.
Aunque la Alianza no ha nombrado a su supuesto adversario en las maniobras, el exmilitar Juan Antonio Aguilar (director del portal El EspíaDigital.com), afirma que: el enemigo que justifica la existencia de la OTAN es Rusia. Sostiene que uno de sus objetivos, es visualizar la presencia de fuerzas occidentales en la frontera rusa. El canciller ruso, Serguéi Lavrov, condenó la acumulación de tropas cerca de las fronteras de su país.
El comportamiento de la OTAN, desde la década de 1990, muestra que se ha convertido en un agresivo y expansionista organismo, al servicio de las prioridades de la política exterior de Estados Unidos.
There are problems nobody talks anymore. Not because they have been solved. Or because they only occur in far countries. Just because, in the face of problems that you can not solve, people prefer looking away.
One of these is the case of child marriages. According to a recent UNICEF report, the problem has reached terrible dimensions: all around the world there are at least 125 million child brides. About a third of them (over 40 million) have been granted in marriage when they were younger than 15. And, although the percentage is slightly decreasing, the increase of world population is making the problem worse: according to UNICEF, in 2050 there will be 300 million child marriages!
“The sheer number of girls involved, and what it represents in terms of lost childhoods and lives conditioned to always make it clear how urgent is banning the practice of child marriage,” said the executive director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake.
Girls, sometime babies, who instead playing with dolls, drop out of school and are locked in a house where they live submissive to their husbands and in-laws. Child brides rarely have the possibility to complete studies, for them is high the risk to become victims of violence and to contract HIV. And even when they survive, quite often it is impossible for them to acquire the skills needed to find a decent job. This generate a perverse circuit that damages economy of the poor countries and causes inter-generational cycles of poverty.
A problem that is difficult to reduce: many of these child brides live in the countryside and in extreme poverty conditions. Social and economic pressures often encourage early marriages. To try and find a justification someone even tried and resort non-existent traditions (like the one that says that parents who allow a child in marriage before the start of the menstrual cycle, will go to heaven). The result is that for a girl belonging to the poorest 20% of the population the probability of getting married when child has not changed in the last 25 years!
If the trend will not change, in 2050 half of all child brides will be in Africa. The problem relates more to the Africa (70 percent of cases): here often families look for in these marriages a source of salvation to deal with the absolute poverty.
But the situation is serious in Asia as well. Among Syrian refugees in Jordan the rate of early marriages has grown from 18% to 25% (data 2013). And situation is getting worse: before the war in Syria, the average of marriages involving girls under the age of 18 was only 13%.
In many countries, the problem is also the indifference of the authorities: in Nepal, despite a 1963 law prohibiting child marriage and requiring the 20 years as the minimum age for marriages, the police rarely intervene to enforce these rules. Even the goal of eradicating the phenomenon by 2020 is nuanced: now the new goal is 2030. The report “Our time to sing and play” of Human Rights Watch, denounces the social and economic pressures that girls are forced to live in Nepal, often with the consent of the families.
It seems there is a relationship between the level of wealth and the phenomenon of child brides. The best results were achieved in the “rich” countries; in poor countries there have shown no substantial improvements.
Even in “developed countries” like USA or Europe, child marriages are a social problem. There are many arranged marriages between adult immigrants in the US and young girls from the countries of origin. The numbers are frightening: early marriages are a problem in many of American States. In Virginia, where between 2004-2013, there were approximately at least 4,500 cases of marriages with minors (over 200 of them got married at age 15 or younger and about 90% of underage spouses are girls). In Maryland, where there have been over 3,000 cases of marriages with children. In Texas, where cases recorded between 2009-2013, there were over 700 (aged 15 to 17 years). In New Jersey were 3,499 cases of marriages with minors (most of them had 16 or 17 years, but 178 were aged between 10 and 15!). Similar data in other states. These data confirm that even in America laws fail protecting children. Most states require that the minimum legal age of consent for marriage is 18 years. But exemptions are permitted if parents of a minor give their consent or if a girl is pregnant. Even polygamy causes the number of child brides not decrease: often these marriages are religious only and are not recognized by the state. This does not prevent you from being equally celebrated in many communities.
In other countries (especially in Latin America), the percentage of girls spending did not show a significant drop in the last twenty years.
Europe is not immune to this disease. The UN Council for Human Rights adopted several resolutions concerning violence against women and gender discrimination (one focused specifically on early and forced marriages: they are considered violations of human rights and deny fundamental rights such as the right to ‘education and health – including sexual and reproductive health – as well as being among the causes of poverty among women and an obstacle to sustainable development). Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (better known as the Istanbul Convention). Quite often, however, authorities are unable to act. Sometime marriages of brides girls do not take place in Italy: the victims are taken by deception in other countries (such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Albania or Turkey) where occur arranged marriages.
In other European countries, early marriages are widespread in recent years. In Bosnia, for example: girls arrive at the age of 14-16 years and try to get married hoping to get out of families (often destroyed). The only difference is that in this case often weddings are among peers without prospects (alcohol consumption by men has shown a significant increase); consequently marriages do not last long and there are serious problems of coexistence. Again, however many times early marriage leads to early school leaving (a phenomenon that particularly affects girls).
Today there is no country in which there are no cases of child brides, and that, once again, the measures taken were unable to solve a major problem of the Millennium or at least stem it.
When winter arrives in the Western Balkans, it is not unusual for dense smog to envelop its cities, making it hard to breathe and impairing visibility. But this year, air pollution levels are among the highest in the world and public anger is on the rise. In recent days, the Bosnian, Macedonian and Kosovar capitals [...]
in Turkish and Germany, Decimal Symbol is comma and
Digit grouping symbol is dot/full stop
The following examples show the decimal separator and the thousands separator in various countries.
Canada (English-speaking; unofficial), China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, México, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom,
SI style (English version), Australia, Canada (English-speaking), China, Sri Lanka, Switzerland (officially encouraged for currency numbers only).
SI style (French version), Albania, Belgium (French), Bulgaria, Canada (French-speaking), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latin Europe, Norway, Peru,
Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland (officially encouraged, except currency numbers),
Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom (older, typically hand written)
Argentina, Austria, Belgium (Dutch: most common), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,
Denmark, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain,Turkey,
SARAJEVO - Bývalého bosnianskeho generála Ramiza Drekoviča zatkli v stredu v súvislosti s vojnovými zločinmi proti srbskému obyvateľstvu počas vojny v Bosne a Hercegovine v rokoch 1992-95. Informovala o tom agentúra AP.
Part 2: Dr. Osmanagich, or Dr. Sam, joins the program to share the latest findings and discoveries in Bosnia. The Bosnian Pyramids are the largest known pyramids in the world. Dr. Sam's project is the ONLY transparent and completely open Pyramid project to the worlds scientists and tourists. Scientists are able to learn and share findings as they occur. It's an amazing project that the world should treasure.
See more at www.SarahWestall.com
Dr. Osmanagich, or Dr. Sam, joins the program to share the latest findings and discoveries in Bosnia. The Bosnian Pyramids are the largest known pyramids in the world. Dr. Sam's project is the ONLY transparent and completely open Pyramid project to the worlds scientists and tourists. Scientists are able to learn and share findings as they occur. It's an amazing project that the world should treasure.
Human History Paradigm Shift? Bosnian Pyramids Proving Advanced Civilizations Existed at Least 34,000 Years Ago
The current tale of human history as described in our textbooks and schools is being challenged by a group of archeologists and scientists all over the world. It has long been argued that the great pyramids of Giza, the ancient buildings in Peru, and other amazing structures all over the world hold clues of advanced civilizations existing in our past long before conventional histo ...
It is my fourth day at the Popova Kula Winery, a Thursday, and I am still the only guest here. I checked on the internet and discovered, however, that this coming Saturday night the place is full-up with no rooms available. Luckily I am checking out Saturday morning. Incorrigible misanthrope that I am, I have been enjoying the solitude. Meanwhile I am continuing my investigations of the local vintages. The winery produces eleven different kinds of wine:
— Muscat Ottonel
Stanushina, Prokupec, Vranec, Temjanika, and Zilavka are made from grapes indigenous to the Balkan Peninsula; these are the only varieties I am interested in. God forbid that I should come to Macedonia just to drink Cabernet Sauvignon or—horrors!— Merlot!
According to archeological findings, grapes has been grown and wine produced in the area of Demir Kapiya for at least the last 3600 years. The modern history of viniculture in the Demir Kapiya area began in 1927 when King Alexander Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia (1888–1934) built a winery here to produce wine for the exclusive use of his royal family. Experts assured the king that of all possible locations in his kingdom, which covered a good part of the Balkan Peninsula, including modern-day Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia, this area was the most fertile and best suited for growing grapes and producing wine. He named the property the Winery of The Queen Maria in honor of his wife, Maria Karadjordjevic. The king hired the best vintners available and the winery was soon producing wine of extraordinary quality. Unfortunately King Alexander Karadjordjevic was unable to enjoy the fruits of his vineyards for long. On October 9, 1934, during a state visit to Marseille, France, he was assassinated by Bulgarian revolutionary Vlado Chernozemski.
King Alexander Karadjordjevic of Yugoslavia (click on photos for enlargements)
The subsequent history of the winery is a bit hazy, but apparently it continued producing wine in the decades thereafter, except during the world wars and various local upheavals.After the Second World the Royal Winery, along with other wineries in what was then Yugoslavia, were nationalized. Over 30,000 families who owned small private vineyards continued, however, to supply grapes to these wine making facilities. It was these people who are credited with maintaining the high quality of local viniculture during the following decades. After the breakup of socialist Yugoslavia in the 1990s and the emergence of the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia as an independent country most if not all wineries were privatized. The royal winery in Demir Kapiya was privatized in 1994 and is now known as the Royal Winery Queen Maria. The current winery has an on-site restaurant and rents out rooms, apartments, and for high-rollers the former villa of Queen Maria Karadjordjevic.
King Alexander and Queen Maria
The Popova Kula Winery is built on lands that once belonged to the Royal Winery. Construction of the winery itself started in October of 2004 and was completed in August of 2005. Construction of the winery restaurant and hotel was not completed until 2009. The name of the winery, “Popova Kula”, means “Priest’s Tower”. Apparently during the time of the Roman Empire an important road ran through the grounds of the current winery. A large tower served as a checkpoint on the road, and this eventually became known at the Priest’s Tower. This original tower was eventually torn down, but the winery has erected a new 55-foot high tower its honor. This tower has become the easily recognizable symbol of the winery.
Popova Kula Winery
The “Priest’s Tower” of Popova Kula
Curious about this Roman road, I went down to the lobby and questioned the receptionist, a charming woman in her thirties. She in turn questioned one the local workmen who happened to be handy, and this guy said the Roman road in question was the famous Via Egnatia dating to the time of the Roman Empire, which ran from Durrës in what is now Albania east 696 miles to Constantinople, right across the heart of the Balkan Peninsula. This was certainly intriguing. I had already visited numerous cities and towns on the old Via Egnatia, including Thessaloniki,Kavala, and Kastoria in Greece and Orhid in Macedonia but I was under the impression that the old Roman road passed through the Balkans a good bit south of Demir Kapiya. The receptionist called the local wine museum and the woman at the museum suggested I stop by for more information. So I hiked a mile into town and found the museum, a modest two-room establishment in downtown Demir Kapiya. The woman in charge informed me that the Roman road through Demir Kapiya was not the Via Egnatia itself but a side branch of the main highway. Nevertheless, I was thrilled to discover that Demir Kapiya was in fact linked to the hallowed Via Egnatia. I harbor the sneaking suspicion I have traveled this road in a previous lifetime.
The Via Egnatia in red. The northern extension in greenmay be the one that passed through Demir Kapiya.
Via Egnatia near Kavala. Photo by Philipp Pilhofer
After trekking a mile back from the museum to the winery I retire to my balcony to sample the wine of the day; in this case Prokupec, a wine apparently indigenous to what is now Serbia but also grown in Macedonia.
From my balcony can be seen the Iron Gate, a gap in the mountains through which the Vardar River flows. The Iron Gate marks the southern boundary of the Tikves Wine Region. It also gives its name to the town just to the north—Demir Kapiya, which in Turkish means “Iron Gate”.
View from my balcony. The Iron Gate is the gap in the mountains in the middle of the photo. The town of Demir Kapiya (Iron Gate) is in the foreground.
A view of the Iron Gate from Popova Kula vineyards
Another view from my balcony
Halfway through my first glass of Prokupec my thoughts drifted, perhaps inevitably, to the Persian Poet Rudaki(858 a.d – 941 a.d.), the favorite poet of the Samanids of Bukhara, in what is now Uzbekistan. The Elton John of his Age, at one point Rudaki owned two hundred slaves who attended to his needs, and a hundred camels were necessary to carry his baggage when he traveled. His verses, it was said, filled a hundred volumes; he reportedly wrote 1,300,000 couplets. Almost all of his work has been lost. Unfortunately, the poet came to a bad end. He may have fell under the sway of the Ismaili Sect, considered heretical in the domains of the Samanids, and he eventually fell out of favor with the court. His lament:
Who had greatness? Who had favour, of all people in the land?
I it was had favour, greatness, from the Saman scions' hand;
Khurasan's own Amir, Nasr, forty thousand dirhams gave,
And a fifth to this was added by Prince of Pure and Brave;
From his nobles, widely scattered, came a sixty thousand more;
Those the times when mine was fortune, fortune good in plenteous store.
Now the times have changed--and I, too, changed and altered must succumb,
Bring the beggar's staff here to me; time for staff and script has come!
He reportedly died in abject poverty. Perhaps in his final days he repeated one of his couplets:
Were there no wine all hearts would be a desert waste, forlorn and black,
But were our last life-breath extinct, the sight of wine would bring it back.
A white wine, Zilavka, that I tried earlier. It is also indigenous to the Balkan Peninsula. I am not a big fan of white wine, but this one was not bad at all.
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links. We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning. Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.
“Dost thou know what life is, my child? Hast thou comprehended the action of those springs which produce existence? Hast thou examined thyself?” Jules Verne(1828 - 1905, bio link)
Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?
Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.
After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement. Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action. Are you in the know? Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”
There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.
There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere. The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms UL 2034 1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces… Bob DwyerCarbon Monoxide Safety Association COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.
World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)
Carbon monoxide poisoning injures two in east Columbus 10TV COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) - The Columbus Fire Department says two people are in serious condition following a carbon monoxide poisoning in east Columbus. - Firefighters tell 10TV they are still looking into how this happened…
1 dead, 1 injured in apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in Holly Hill The Tand D.com Holly Hill Police Department Pfc. Christopher W. Reddout walks by a camper parked behind a Eutaw Road residence on Tuesday morning. One man died and one woman was injured in the camper, most likely by carbon monoxide poisoning, Holly Hill Police Chief Josh Detter said… (Limited, More)
Update North Andover family exposed to carbon monoxide in home where Columbia Gas made repairs Eagle-Tribune NORTH ANDOVER - Fire officials are stressing residents make sure their carbon monoxide detectors are working, after a family was exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide Monday. - Officials said the exposure happened in a home where workers for the Columbia Gas company made repairs after the natural gas disaster that affected North Andover, Andover and Lawrence. - An investigation into the cause of the high carbon monoxide levels at the home has begun. (More)
Carbon monoxide dangers go up as temperatures go down WKBN.com Safety experts say the dangers of carbon monoxide are elevated this time of year. - With remote car starters and keyless cars, there has been an increase in accidental carbon monoxide poisonings because drivers forget to turn their vehicles off before they go into the house and shut the garage door or they remote-start their car with the garage door down. - Cars aren't the only concern when it comes to CO poisoning. Furnaces, stoves and water heaters can also malfunction and put dangerous levels into the house. - McMahon said your best defense is a CO detector but that's not enough -- there are some steps you should take after you buy it. (More)
Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
RSES.org Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)
Please Note:"Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Scroll Down For More of Today's CO & Air Quality News Links
Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors… Carbon monoxide intoxication.
nih.gov However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel…. NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms VISUAL DISPLAY: Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent
SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time 70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES] 150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES] 400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]
“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!” George Kerr(1933-2017)
More news links below – We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit:Carbon Monoxide Survivor What is in the air you are breathing right now? What will you be doing today; walking into poison? Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning. Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.
Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.
Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.
You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.
Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.
Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY
Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Public Anger as Air Pollution in Western Balkan Cities Worsens Voice of America SARAJEVO - When winter arrives in the Western Balkans, it is not unusual for dense smog to envelop its cities, making it hard to breathe and impairing visibility. - But this year, pollution levels are among the highest in the world and public anger is on the rise. - In recent days, the Bosnian, Macedonian and Kosovar capitals topped the charts of the world's most polluted cities as the smog intensified due to heavy traffic, excessive use of coal, poor spatial planning and solid fuel based heating. (More)
Delhi's Air Quality Deteriorates, 6 Areas Record 'Severe' Pollution NDTV New Delhi: Delhi's air quality deteriorated further today with six areas in the city recording 'severe' pollution as authorities predicted further rise in the next two days. - The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 352, which falls in the "very poor" category. - An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor" and 401 and 500 is considered to be "severe". (More)
US Steel claims air pollution order could cost it $400 million WHYY Attorneys for U.S. Steel say Allegheny County regulators issued an unreasonably harsh enforcement order over air pollution violations at its Clairton Coke Works, and claim the order could cost the company up to $400 million dollars to comply. - They made the claim at a Monday hearing for an appeal the company filed over a June enforcement order from the Allegheny County Health Department. - The order was for violations at the company’s Clairton Coke Works, about 20 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. - In the order, the county fined the company $1 million for chronic violations. - It said in the order the plant continued “to experience ever-increasing visible emissions and unexplained exceedance.” - The agency also said U.S. Steel employees tried to mask air violations. (More)
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.
JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is: - 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Tribute George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)
U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state National Conference of State Legislatures As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.
CO Detectors in U.S. Homes 27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.
Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.
CO Detectors in U.S. Schools California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.
CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone. ___
Red Cross - Disaster Reliefto safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes. The following companiesare acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.
Secretarul general al NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, şi-a exprimat miercuri îngrijorarea în legătură cu momentul ales de Pristina pentru a transforma Forţa de Securitate din Kosovo (KSF) într-o armată naţională, având în vedere deteriorarea relaţiilor deja fragile cu Serbia vecină, relatează dpa.
KSF este o forţă de securitate alcătuită din 2.500 de militari, echipată cu armament uşor şi pregătită de NATO. Ea asigură misiuni precum gestionarea situaţiilor de criză, protecţia civilă şi aprovizionarea.
Parlamentul de la Pristina urmează să examineze la 14 decembrie, în a doua lectură, crearea unei armate. Belgradul, care nu recunoaşte independenţa Kosovo, susţine că decizia reprezintă o ameninţare directă la adresa securităţii şi încalcă termenii prezenţei NATO în Kosovo.
'O astfel de decizie nu survine într-un moment oportun, ea contravine recomandărilor multor aliaţi NATO şi poate avea repercusiuni grave asupra viitoarei integrări auro-atlantice a provinciei Kosovo', a spus Stoltenberg la Bruxelles, după ce a discutat această chestiune cu miniştrii de externe ai ţărilor NATO.
'În cazul în care mandatul forţei de securitate din Kosovo trebuie revizuit, Consiliul Nord-Atlantic va trebui să reexamineze nivelul angajamentului NATO în Kosovo', a avertizat Stoltenberg.
El a criticat de asemenea taxele vamale impuse recent de Pristina produselor importate din Serbia şi Bosnia, precizând că ele creează 'noi diviziuni'.
Tarifele au provocat nemulţumirea vecinilor Kosovo şi au atras avertismente din partea Uniunii Europene, care depune eforturi pentru normalizarea relaţiilor dintre Belgrad şi Pristina.
'Aceste măsuri fac dialogul mediat de UE între Belgrad şi Pristina şi mai dificil', a spus Stoltenberg, care a cerut ambelor părţi 'să se abţină de la alţi paşi şi declaraţii provocatoare'.AGERPRES/(AS - autor: Mihaela Moise, editor: Sorin Popescu, editor online: Irina Giurgiu)
Aleksandar Vucic received on Tuesday in Belgrade Zeljka Cvijanovic, the new president of the Serb Republic, the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). Cvijanovic told Vucic that Serbia was and will be the support for the RS, and that it will have a good collaborator in it.
Due to the discriminatory 100 percent tax imposed (by Pristina), trade between Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina with Pristina has practically been disabled. This was the assessment made on Tuesday in Belgrade by Serbia's Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic and Minister of External Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia-Herzegovina Mirko Sarovic.
Finland rally to beat BiH in FIBA World Cup qualifier
Finland came from behind to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) 81-77 in the second round of FIBA Basketball World Cup European Qualifiers on Monday in Zenica, a city located 75 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo.
In the first minute of the first quarter, Emir Sulejmanovic scored three points for the BiH team, after which Finland missed two times. In third minute, Miralem Halilovic brought a 7-point lead to the host team. In the sixth minute, Halilovic scored his 10th point for the host team. The first quarter saw a win by the host team of 28-11.
In the beginning of the second quarter, Almir Hasandic scores in the 12th minute for 20 points lead for the host team, after which Jamar Wilson scores three points, ending the second quarter with 22-20 for the host team.
The third quarter saw more active play by both teams, following one another, after which Petteri Koponen in 23rd minute from the visiting team scores three points. There were several faults by both teams, after which the third quarter ended with 13-14 for the visiting team.
The fourth quarter saw a better play by the visiting team, with Shawn Huff scoring three points in 33rd minute, narrowing the gap to 16 points. In only six minutes Sasu Salin scores 9 points for the visiting team. Finland got 36 points against 14 points of BiH in the quarter.
Sasu Salin scored a game-high 19 points for Finland, while Miralem Halilovic had 20 points for BiH.
In Group K, France is on the first place with 19 points, followed by the Czech Republic with 17 points. BiH is on the sixth place with 12 points.
An abundantly adventurous woman has appear how her mum’s accomplice raped her over and over during her boyish years.
Welcome home Dr.Crane – harley home | harley home
At a time aback she was declared to award a faculty of cocky and acceptable a adolescent woman, Harley Card endured abominable corruption in the home by a man her mother chose to trust.
She was aloof 12 aback Richard Coward began to booty abroad her childhood. She was an developed – age-old 19 – aback it assuredly came to an end.
Courageous Harley has now announced out about her affliction and has encouraged added sex corruption victims to allocution to addition about what is accident to them.
Somerset Alive letters how Coward “abused her assurance on a circadian basis” afore Harley managed to run abroad with her mother to a ambush and again confused to addition allotment of the country.
Years later, she begin the adventuresomeness to address her attacker’s abandoned corruption and eventually saw him brought to justice.
Coward was handed a 20 year bastille book afterwards a board begin him accusable of a cord of abduction and animal advance charges.
Harley, now 25, who has waived her appropriate to anonymity, said: “He would accomplish abiding that my mum wasn’t around, and she was not acquainted that it was activity on at the time.
“I was aloof eight aback he confused in, and I was 12 aback the corruption began.
“It was aloof horrible, all the offences took abode at our abode in South Petherton.
“He raped me abounding times in our ancestors home.
The Harley Home – Manistee County Tourism – Manistee, Michigan – harley home | harley home
“He took abroad my adolescence in the affliction accessible way.”
In her victim appulse statement, she wrote: “At aboriginal things were OK and he gave me treats and things to attending advanced to, I now realise this was the aboriginal footfall in accepting my trust.
“The best aching affair about it all is what he did to the accord that I accept with my mum.
“Prior to him advancing into my activity I had a absolute accord but he angry us adjoin anniversary added blame our loyalties to the limit.
“Although we are now in a abundant bigger abode and aggravating adamantine to clean our relationship, I don’t feel it will anytime get aback to how it was and will never absolutely be forgotten.”
The corruption abandoned chock-full aback Harley and her mother ran abroad from their Somerset home to a bounded ambush aback she was 19.
She said they larboard aback Coward punched her, but although she appear the concrete assault, she was clumsy to admit in her mum about the animal corruption she had suffered for so continued at the ancestors home in South Petherton, abreast Yeovil.
Harley said: “I got him arrested for hitting me and we fled to a refuge, and again confused to a altered county.
“I abreast my mum about the (physical) assault, but I anticipation I could accord with the animal corruption on my own.
“However, there were bigger demons, and I had boilerplate abroad to turn, so I eventually told my mum about the sex corruption as able-bodied afterwards years of bottling it in, and he was arrested in 2016.”
Diy Harley Davidson Decor – Gpfarmasi #b2099d0a02e6 – harley home | harley home
After Coward’s arrest, Harley and her mother had to delay for two added continued years afore the trial.
“It took such a continued time for a cloister date to be set,” Harley said.
“The balloon lasted for a week, and the abandoned bodies giving affirmation were me and my mum.
“It was draining, it was nerve-racking, it was apparently the affliction anniversary of my activity and my mum’s activity as well.
“I sat in the angle for two and bisected hours abaft a awning to accord evidence.
“It was such a aberrant activity to be there, he was continuing appropriate in advanced of me and I could apprehend him him coughing and authoritative noises as I was talking.”
“Richard Coward came into my activity aback I was eight years old. At the time me and my mum were active alone. I ahead had no ancestor amount in my activity and the addition of Richard gave me the acceptance that I would assuredly accept a ancestor amount to attending up to. At aboriginal things were OK and he gave me treats and things to attending advanced to, I now realise this was the aboriginal footfall in accepting my trust.
“Over the abutting allotment of my activity what Richard did to me has afflicted not abandoned my adolescence but my jailbait years and now my adulthood. He took abroad my adolescence in the affliction accessible way. He abused my assurance on a circadian base and afflicted my acumen of what was accustomed and what was normal. I managed to get abroad with my mother to addition allotment of the country but I couldn’t get abroad from what happened to me, I alive with it on a circadian base and accept suffered abundant beam backs, I accept additionally absent assignment as I aloof haven’t been able to cope at times. I accept boring managed to allotment my activity aback calm and am beholden that I now alive in a absolutely acceptable abode and accept a absolutely acceptable partner.
“Since authoritative the address and activity to cloister I accept been aggravating to put some anatomy of cease to everything. The best aching affair about it all is what he did to the accord that I accept with my mum. Prior to him advancing into my activity I had a absolute accord but he angry us adjoin anniversary added blame our loyalties to the limit. Although we are now in a abundant bigger abode and aggravating adamantine to clean our accord I don’t feel it will anytime get aback to how it was and will never absolutely be forgotten.”
Richard Desmond Coward was bedevilled to a absolute of 20 years imprisonment afterwards a board begin him accusable of three abstracted animal advance accuse and nine abstracted abduction accuse at Bristol Crown Cloister on October 19.
Photo Albums | Beach House Harley-Davidson® | Shallotte North Carolina – harley home | harley home
Harley said: “I was actual blessed with the book because in my arch advanced I was assured him to get a abundant beneath sentence.
“From what I accept apparent in antecedent cases, I had afflicted it would be abundant shorter.
“Although, he should accept got 83 years in total, if you add up all the abstracted offences he was bedevilled of.”
Detective constable Mark Charles, who was in allegation of the case, said: “I would like to acclaim the adventuresomeness of the adolescent woman who survived this corruption for award the adventuresomeness to appear advanced and address it to us.”
Harley added that she is now “best of friends” with her mother, and additionally thanked her boyfriend, who has been “super admiring and caring” throughout the affliction and “never already doubted her”.
She said: “I don’t anticipate it has afflicted my relationships now I am an adult. I am now so acclimated to blocking it out.
“I aloof anticipate to myself, ‘he has claimed abundant of my life, and he is not activity to be claiming anymore from me’.
“Although I wouldn’t say I am absolutely over it, there are still memories and flashbacks.
“It has had its moments on my life, obviously, but I am airy and strong, and I feel like I accept been able to move on with my activity in some ways.
“I would say to anyone in a agnate position that if you don’t feel adequate speaking to your parents, allege to your friends.
For Harley davidson motorcycles Antique tin manual model car home … – harley home | harley home
“Your accompany will consistently advice you out. But you charge to allege to somebody. Don’t canteen it up.
“Those demons will rear up in your head. Aloof acquaint somebody, anybody.”
Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home – harley home
| Welcome for you to my weblog, within this time We’ll explain to you in relation to keyword. And after this, this can be the first image:
Harley Davidson Home Decor Ideas : America Underwater Decor – Some … – harley home | harley home
Why don’t you consider graphic above? is usually that incredible???. if you believe consequently, I’l t provide you with a number of impression yet again below:
So, if you like to receive all these wonderful graphics about (Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home), simply click save link to download the shots for your personal pc. These are available for obtain, if you appreciate and wish to have it, just click save symbol on the page, and it will be instantly saved in your laptop.} At last if you’d like to find new and latest photo related to (Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home), please follow us on google plus or save this site, we attempt our best to provide regular up-date with all new and fresh images. Hope you enjoy staying right here. For some upgrades and latest information about (Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home) pics, please kindly follow us on tweets, path, Instagram and google plus, or you mark this page on book mark section, We try to give you update periodically with all new and fresh pics, like your browsing, and find the perfect for you.
Thanks for visiting our website, articleabove (Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home) published . At this time we’re delighted to announce we have discovered an extremelyinteresting topicto be discussed, that is (Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home) Some people trying to find specifics of(Is Harley Home Any Good? Seven Ways You Can Be Certain | harley home) and certainly one of these is you, is not it?
Harley Davidson Home Decor : EBTH – harley home | harley home
25 Images About Harley Davidson Home Decor Ward Log Homes … – harley home | harley home
25 Images About Harley Davidson Home Decor Ward Log Homes … – harley home | harley home