Dismal year-end figures for underperforming sector

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Use fireworks safely this summer

first_imgIn 2017, according to the National Safety Council, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Of these, 50% of the injuries were to children and young adults under age 20. Over two-thirds (67%) of injuries took place from June 16 to July 16. And while the majority of these incidents were due to amateurs attempting to use professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives, an estimated 1,200 injuries were from less powerful devices like small firecrackers and sparklers. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe.If consumer fireworks are legal to buy where you live and you choose to use them, be sure to follow the following safety tips:Never allow young children to handle fireworksOlder children should use them only under close adult supervisionNever use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcoholAnyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewearNever hold lighted fireworks in your handsNever light them indoorsOnly use them away from people, houses and flammable materialNever point or throw fireworks at another personOnly light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lightingNever ignite devices in a containerDo not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworksSoak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discardingKeep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fireNever use illegal fireworksBetter yet, grab a blanket and a patch of lawn, kick back and let the experts handle the fireworks show.Sparklers Are Dangerous. Every year, young children can be found along parade routes and at festivals with sparklers in hand, but sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people think.Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet. According to the National Fire Protection Association, sparklers alone account for more than 25% of emergency room visits for fireworks injuries. For children under 5 years of age, sparklers accounted for nearly half of the total estimated injuries.Consider using safer alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers, or colored streamers.last_img read more

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WHC ”Zrinjski” defeated WHC ”Gorica”

first_imgAt the Tournament ”Voljenom gradu” women handball players of ”Zrinjski” defeated, in the first match team of ”Gorica” from Podgorica.Players of ”Zrinjski” were better during the entire game, and the final result was 26:23.Best players of ”Zrinjski” were Prguda with 8 and Prusina with 6 goals.Tournament is continuing and handball players of Zrinjski will meet WHC ”Katarina”.last_img

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