Kaso ng heat stroke sa Shanghai, China, tumataas

admin   •   August 6, 2013   •   1930

Children play in a fountain in Shanghai, China, as temperatures soar during a heatwave (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Children play in a fountain in Shanghai, China, as temperatures soar during a heatwave (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

SHANGHAI, China – Patuloy na tumataas ang bilang ng mga biktima ng heat stroke sa bansang China dahil sa sobrang init ng panahon na namamayani sa bansa.

Dahil dito, nagbabala sa publiko ang mga dalubhasa sa Shanghai na mag-ingat tuwing lumalabas ng kanilang bahay.

Sa tala ng Health Ministry ng China, tinatayang nasa 11 na ang nasawi sa Shanghai dahil sa heat stroke at karamihan sa mga ito ay matatanda.

Ayon sa local meteorological department doon, naitala ang pinakamainit na temperatura noong buwan ng Hulyo na umabot sa 40°C. Pinakamainit umano ito sa nakalipas na sampung taon.

“Ngayon umaabot ng 40, 37 degrees, ang pinakamapanganib ngayon ay ang tinatawag nating heat stroke or tinatawag na heat injuries o overheat ng kaatwan,” pahayag ni Dr. Michael Ong, Suntec, Shanghai, China.

Dahil sa mainit na panahon, dagsa ngayon ang maraming tao sa beaches at swimming pools.

Payo naman ng ilang eksperto, iwasan muna ang outdoor activities upang hindi ma-heat stroke at kung hindi maiiwasan ay huwag kalimutang magdala ng inuming tubig.

“The best way to prevent is to avoid extreme weather, kapag lumagpas na sa body temperature (36-37 degrees) mas maganda i-cancel nalang ninyo ang mga outdoor activities ninyo. Kung kailangan talaga ay magdala kayo ng water or sports drink para hindi kayo matuyo,” ani Dr. Ong. (Dulce Alarcon / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Investigators work on site of plane after emergency landing

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a cornfield on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a flock of birds shortly after take-off.

The Ministry of Health said 23 people had suffered injuries, but nobody had been killed when the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 came down in a field southeast of Moscow after striking a flock of gulls, disrupting its engines.

State television said the maneuver was being dubbed the “miracle over Ramensk”, a reference to the district of Moscow region where the plane came down more than 1 km (0.62 miles) from Zhukovsky International Airport.

The Interfax news agency cited a source as saying one person had suffered serious injuries.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid lauded pilot Damir Yusupov as a “hero,” saying he had saved 233 lives, “having masterfully landed a plane without its landing gear with a failing engine right in a cornfield.”

Some drew comparisons with U.S. Airways Flight 1549 which performed a landing on the Hudson River in 2009 after striking a flock of geese.

The engines were turned off when it made the emergency landing and it also had its landing gear up, said Elena Mikheyeva, a spokeswoman for Russia’s civil aviation authority.

An unnamed passenger interviewed by state television said the plane had started to shake violently shortly after take-off.

“Five seconds later, the lights on the right side of the plane started flashing and there was a smell of burning. Then we landed and everyone ran away,” he said.

The plane was due to fly to Simferopol in Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.

Safety concerns have plagued Russia’s airline industry since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, though standards are widely recognized to have sharply risen on international routes in particular in recent years.

(Production: Maria Vasiyeva, Dmitry Turlyun)

Russian robot readied for space station trip

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has released a video of a robot, Skybot F-850, being prepared for a trip to the International Space Station.

Footage shows the robot manipulating different objects and performing moves with mechanical hands, but with assistance from a human operator.

According to Roscosmos, the robot can do several activities on its own, like grabbing objects or doing push-ups but will still be overseen by a human during the space mission.

In 2017 Skybot F-850 was shown to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, shooting pistols with both hands.

The launch date is set to August 22. (REUTERS)

(Production: Tatyana Gomozova, Dmitry Turlyun)

Chinese paramilitary continues to hold exercises near Hong Kong border

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police (PAP) continued to conduct exercises on Friday (August 16) at a sports stadium in Shenzhen.

Paramilitary soldiers could be seen marching and holding anti-riot drills outside of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.

Hundreds of armored vehicles remained parked on surrounding streets.

The Shenzhen stadium sits across the water from Hong Kong’s rural hinterland, near a bridge straddling the border.

Chinese state media have made several mentions of exercises in Shenzhen.

The U.S. State Department expressed concern on Wednesday (August 14) that the People’s Armed Police could be deployed across the border in Hong Kong to break up protests wracking the city. (REUTERS)

(Production: Martin Pollard, Joseph Campbell)

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