About 800 people drown annually in Sri Lanka – Health Ministry

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http://www.colombopage.com/archive_21A/Jul24_1627137929CH.php July 24, Colombo: Every year about 800 Sri Lankans die due to drowning and it is the second cause for unintentional injury deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. Samitha Siritunga, Consultant Community Physician and National Progr...

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Family of SCE contractor, of Redlands, sue utility alleging wrongful death

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www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2021/07/2… LOS ANGELES — The widow and two minor children of a 34-year-old Southern California Edison Co. contract worker are suing the utility, alleging negligence on the part of the utility caused the man’s 2020 electrocution death. Stephanie Wickstrom, who was ...

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Yes, Hiking Trails Are More Crowded than Ever

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Yes, Hiking Trails Are More Crowded than Ever
In 2013, I hiked to one of the most beautiful places in the world: a glowing turquoise lake cradled by alpine tundra and framed by 13,000-foot peaks. It was a clear fall day, and I didn’t see another person on the entire 3.5-mile Ice Lakes Trail, in southwest Colorado. I was so enchanted that I retu...

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Scrubbed AWACS Flights Lead to Toxic Leadership Allegations at Tinker Air Force Base

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www.military.com/daily-new… A leaked audio recording of a group commander at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, lecturing airmen after sorties were canceled due to crew fatigue has raised concerns about the wing’s leadership style and safety culture. The concerns became public July 17, ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Surfing in the Olympics

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Everything You Need to Know About Surfing in the Olympics
It was 1996. Shannon Miller and Kerri Strug had just led the Magnificent Seven to gymnastics gold at the Atlanta Games. Lenny Wilkens coached Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, and the rest of Dream Team III to victory for the second Olympics in a row. Later that year, Fernando Aguerre, president of t...

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Food Safety Culture Is Focus of Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association Technical Forum

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www.qualityassurancemag.com/article/f… ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association (PTNPA) hosted its annual Technical Forum June 29 and 30 in Chicago. The focus was “Leading a Culture of Food Safety,” and the conference saw corporate and regulatory agency participants a...

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How Protecting the Tongass Helps Alaska’s Economy

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How Protecting the Tongass Helps Alaska’s Economy

Last week, the Biden administration rolled back the previous administration’s 11th-hour plan to strip protections from 9.6 million acres of the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. The new approach is an effort to ensure the forest will remain preserved for the foreseeable future and invests...

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Albuquerque Skateboarder Mariah Duran Heads to the Olympics with First U.S. Team

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Albuquerque Skateboarder Mariah Duran Heads to the Olympics with First U.S. Team
It sounds like an oxymoron: Olympic skateboarding. An activity that has long been a byword for youthful rebellion will be making its five-ring debut this year. In the women’s street event, which takes place on Monday, July 26, in the Ariake Urban Sports Park. Mariah Duran, the 24-year-old from Albuq...

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Timothy Olson (Probably) Just Nabbed the FKT on the PCT

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Timothy Olson (Probably) Just Nabbed the FKT on the PCT
Fifty-two days, eight hours, and twenty-five minutes. As of Thursday evening, that’s the record Timothy Olson appears to have beat running from border to border, Mexico to Canada, on the Pacific Crest Trail. Once Olson’s own time is confirmed, he will have completed the PCT faster than anyone ever b...

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Sustainable Wetsuit

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Sustainable Wetsuit
In 2008, Patagonia made a surprising admission. Four years after the company’s first foray into wetsuit development, a member of its fabric-development team wrote on the company blog, “We’ve got a long way to go before anyone has a true ‘green’ wetsuit.” At the time, Patagonia used a limestone-based...

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What to Read and Watch to Get Ready for the Olympics

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What to Read and Watch to Get Ready for the Olympics
Most of the recent news about the forthcoming Summer Olympics has been bleak, from ongoing concerns about COVID safety to the U.S. team’s decision not to include track star Sha’Carri Richardson after she used marijuana while mourning the very recent death of her mother. But there remains the promise...

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Safety check: It’s better to be proactive than reactive

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www.freightwaves.com/news/safe… Developing a safety culture isn’t easy, but establishing one sure does make your job a lot easier down the road. Reliance Partners Director of Safety Robert Kaferle continues the conversation from his previous article, Safety check: No carrier thinks it’s ‘un...

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This Is the First Sunscreen That I Don’t Hate

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This Is the First Sunscreen That I Don’t Hate
One of my best friends during adolescence was a Swedish guy who had a tanning addiction. He was traumatized by the dark Nordic winters of his childhood and would overcompensate by doing all the things that dermatologists tell you not to do. He actively avoided the shade. Sometimes, when riding in th...

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