Beat the Heat this Summer

first_img heat cramps such as muscle spasms fainting or near fainting heat exhaustion, which may include fatigue, weakness, reduced energy, headache, and nausea heat stroke, which may cause confusion, disorientation, loss of consciousness or seizures In cases of extreme temperatures, a fan may not provide enough cooling. Family pets may also be affected by high temperatures. They should have plenty of water available, and be kept in well ventilated areas. People with underlying health issues may see their symptoms worsen. If they experience heat-related illness symptoms they should call 8-1-1 to speak with a nurse. In an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. To beat the heat, health officials recommend that you: Nova Scotians can beat the heat this summer by keeping an eye on the temperature and protecting themselves from heat-related illness. Infants, pre-schoolers, adults 65 and older, and people with chronic conditions, such as lung or heart problems, may become sick because of high heat and humidity. Dr. Richard Gould, a medical officer of health, reminds Nova Scotians to adjust their daily activities if it is going to get too hot. “We should all monitor the weather conditions to protect ourselves from high temperatures,” said Dr. Gould. “If you’re going to be spending the day outdoors — especially if you are taking part in a sport or other vigorous activity or are vulnerable to health effects — make sure you have plenty of water and rest breaks as the temperature rises.” When the humidex exceeds 40, extra caution and rescheduling vigorous activity to a cooler time of the day should be strongly considered. The humidex tells how hot it feels for the average person. It combines temperature and humidity. Symptoms of heat-related illness can include: stay in shaded or cool air-conditioned areas drink plenty of water wear light-coloured clothing take breaks often when exercising or working outside People without access to a cool place at home or work should take advantage of air conditioned places like shopping malls, libraries, or community centres. Cooling off in a pool or area close to the ocean may also provide relief. For more heat safety tips visit www.gov.ns.ca/dhw . To find the local humidex level visit www.weatheroffice.gc.ca .last_img read more

The Latest Huawei denies accusations in US indictment

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Justice Department charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei (all times local):11:35 p.m.Chinese tech giant Huawei denies committing any of the violations cited in a U.S. indictment that accuses the company of stealing technology, violating trade sanctions and lying to banks.Huawei Technologies Ltd. said in a statement Tuesday it asked to discuss the investigation with U.S. prosecutors following the arrest of its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, in Canada in December but that request was rejected.The company notes the allegations in the trade secrets charge already are the subject of a U.S. civil lawsuit that has been settled.The statement says, “The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of U.S. law set forth in each of the indictments.It also says Huawei is “not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and believes the U.S. courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion.”___4:45 p.m.The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei.A 13-count indictment was unsealed Monday in New York charging Huawei, two of its affiliates and a top executive at the company.The charges include bank fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.A separate case filed in Washington state charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile.Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1. Prosecutors allege she committed fraud by misleading American banks about Huawei’s business deals in Iran.Prosecutors charge Huawei used a Hong Kong shell company to sell equipment in Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.Huawei is the world’s biggest supplier of network gear used by phone and internet companies.The Associated Press read more