3 people died after tree had fallen on t Melbourne
3 people died after tree had fallen on them
Three people died yesterday in a car near Melbourne. According to the police yesterday in the middle of the night a tree at Kallista not far from Melbourne has fallen on a car with five people inside of it. It shoved the car along the street. A police officer says there have been no drugs and alcohol connected with the case, though, they always take place in accidents like this. The people probably wanted just to take a drive outside the city, but the terrible thing happened to them. Two men and a woman are among the died. A child and a woman have, fortunately, survived, and were taken to the Melbourne hospital. Nothing threatens their lives now.
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Gender situation in Victoria
For last years Australia has become a country with serious gender discrimination and inequality problems. Many companies in Victoria have different roles for men and women, which is unacceptable in the modern world.
Joanne Thom is a mother of three and works in Melbourne Water, she has been several times given vacation to take care after her children. She says it is a problem for women to leave job and to be afraid then not to return or to keep pace. But Mrs Thom was constantly communicating with her boss, who kept her up to date and gave some online trainings.
However, problems still exist. Generally, women receive less salary than men and even retire earlier than men do. Victorian government is going to ask every company once in two years about what they do to equalize men and women in their roles and salaries.
A man loses appeal after leaving his wife dying
Mohamed Naddaf deserved sentencing by doing nothing four years ago. His 25-year-old-wife had severe injures and was lying on the bathroom floor in their "shabby" house in Melbourne. She was dying and her husband did nothing to help or save her, even did not call an ambulance. It had been lasting for a week before she died.
Today he has appealed in the court but has lost it. Judges said his behavior was miserable and his wife's death was terrible. They sentenced Naddaf to 8 years behind bars and added this is a strict sentencing, but he deserved it. The relatives of the died woman are satisfied with the court's decision.
Danger of poisonous mushrooms in Victoria
Recent heavy rains in Melbourne and around it caused very quick growth of mushrooms around the state. It made Victoria Health warn about the danger of them. Well, mostly mushrooms are edible and safe, they are picked up by commercial organisations, but people may not be aware of some sorts of mushrooms and pick up a poisonous one, as there are lots of them around Melbourne.
One of the most dangerous is Death Cap. It grows usually near oaks. The symptoms of intoxication are diarrhea, headache, vomit and fever, they can disappear, but that may not be recovering. Some kinds of mushrooms can even cause death.
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A Melbourne doctor with coronavirus
The eleventh case of infection with coronavirus in Victoria is a doctor, which flew from the US to Melbourne. The man had some symptoms of usual cold, but yesterday it became known that he had coronavirus. And this doctor has seen about 70 people in the hospital and visited people in the home for elderly.
All the people, whom the doctor has seen, should be isolated for 14 days now and it is desirable for them to pass coronavirus test. Now medical people of Victoria advise everyone who has any symptoms of cold to see a doctor immediately, as coronavirus does not differ from cold at the beginning.
Melbourne is ready to estimate tourists' health
According to authorities, more than 300 thousand people will come to Melbourne at the Australian Grand Prix. Fans, employees and guests of the teams, journalists - and the doctors will be the first to meet them. Apparently, the sick will be immediately sent to the hospital for analysis, but most of all, the local authorities are concerned about the situation with those who develop symptoms of coronavirus later.
The federal government has delegated isolation measures to contain the spread of the virus to local authorities. Victoria's governments have confirmed that all foreigners who appear sick or have a fever on arrival at the airport will be immediately isolated from others before being sent to medical facilities.
Australia will be the first to accept the Grand Prix this season - and the first to face the need for such large-scale preventive measures. And this experience will be very useful - as well as assessing the consequences of holding such a large-scale event.
Extreme weather conditions in Melbourne
Now Melbourne is cleaning up after overnight drenching with roads flooded and ceilings smashed by recording rains. Almost a month's rate has fallen this night in the city. Melbourne has already got March's rate in five days. Suburbs and district of the airport have especially suffered. Drivers in underpass have been trapped by sudden flood of water, but, fortunately, have been saved. The traffic is interrupted in the city centre, many roads are closed.
This climate phenomenon happened because of the tropical cyclone. However, the heavy pouring rain helped ground to recover after a long and hard drought and gave hope to Victorian farmers.
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Third coronavirus death in Australia
Today doctors have confirmed the death of an 82-year-old employee in the home for elderly in the northern part of Sydney. He has recently been confirmed infected with coronavirus as well as another woman from that very centre. She died earlier. Two other people were confirmed with infection after communication with the worker of the care centre. He died in the hospital, and the director of the home for elderly sympathized the died's relatives and said he was really saddened by this incident.
The children from near childcare centre visited the centre with the infected worker and all of them have undergone a test.
NSW Health informed that almost 40 cases of infection are confirmed and nearly 500 are being investigated.
International Women's Day in Sydney
Celebration of the International Women's Day is going to take place in Sydney. This celebration of this day is firstly a fight for equal rights of women, dignified salary and protest against domestic violence. Women in Australia even today face such problems.
There are several special events for ladies in Sydney. The main one is the festival in Sydney Opera House. Influential speakers will perform there and tickets are not very expensive.
IWD Bar will have a charity party with bartenders' performance. All risen money for the show and cocktails will be spent on fight with family violence.
Another one is exhibition in MCA. There you will be able to enjoy works of contemporary art of women artist.
Sydney childcare centre suspected with coronavirus
Banksia Cottage is a centre of care after children in Sydney. It is situated next to the home for elderly, where recently several cases of coronavirus have been noticed. Two senior people, a man and a woman have been infected. A man was working there. So, now employees of the childcare centre are undergoing test for coronavirus.
Health Minister informs that the infected worker did not communicate with other workors of the childcare centre. But the problem is that children from the centre visited the home for elderly and now everyone should pass the test.
Doctors are examining the situation in both centres constantly.
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Тур Квартиры балерины Галины Улановой
Галина Уланова, которая умерла в 1998 году в возрасте 88 лет, была одной из величайших балерин прошлого века. Родилась в Санкт-Петербурге, училась у легендарной Агриппины Вагановой и ее матери, балерины в Императорском балете. Сначала она танцевала в Мариинском театре (большую часть советского периода называли Кировым), но переехала в Москву и Большой театр в 1944 году. Она танцевала до 50 лет, создавая много ролей. Она продолжала преподавать балет и тренировать поколения танцоров.
В 2004 году ее квартира, в просторном многоквартирном доме, на Котельнической набережной (одна из так называемых «Семь сестер») была открыта для публики. Она заполнена памятными вещами балета, а также великолепной мебелью 19-го века, и сотнями книг, предметов искусства и личных вещей. Экскурсия по квартире- это настоящее удовольствие для всех, кто любит русский балет.
Frozen: пленение красоты Сибири зимой
В то время как в европейских частях России в этом сезоне более мягкие температуры, зимние ветры в Восточной Сибири уже полностью наступили.
Например, в российской республике Саха дневная температура достигла минус 33 градусов по Цельсию. Жестокие холода не смутили жителей, которые придумали свои уникальные способы праздновать погоду.
В это невероятно холодное время года российские социальные сети наполняются фотографиями, показывающими зиму во всех ее проявлениях - от снежных пейзажей до селфи с замороженными ресницами и мгновенно замерзающей воды и одежды.
Вот взгляд на сибирскую зиму глазами местных жителей и гостей города:
Галина Давыдова использовала низкие температуры для создания необычных произведений искусства. Она превратила свою одежду в замороженные скульптуры в считанные минуты. Полученные фотографии получили тысячи лайков в Instagram.
«Идея хорошая, фотографии отличные, идея директивная», - прокомментировал один из пользователей пост.
The sloth bear is native to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh and is sometimes found in tall grasslands that provide dense cover. Sloth bears primarily eat termites and ants, and unlike other bear species, they routinely carry their cubs on their backs.
Sloth bears have a long shaggy, black coat with a dirty white or yellow V shaped marking on their chest. Their face is covered with much shorter hair including their long muzzle which is a dirty white or grey. The hair is longest and thickest behind their ears and on the back of their neck. The color and texture of their coat varies with the seasons.Their thick coat helps protect their skin from insects.Sloth bears have small ears, and they are not good at hearing nor seeing. They have an excellent sense of smell. Male sloth bears can grow to be over 6 feet in length, measure 3 feet at the shoulders when standing on all four, and weigh from 175 to 310 pounds. Females are approximately 67 percent the size and weight of males.
Sloth bears are noisy, busy animals. They snort as they pull down branches to get fruit, dig for termites and ants,snuffle under debris for grubs and beetles.
If threatened, they will stand on two legs, brandishing their clawed forepaws as weapons. Their large canines are used for defense against tigers. They have a number of unique adaptations to support their primarily insectivorous lifestyle. They have no upper incisors, which allow their long tongue to slip through and suck up insects. Their 4-inch-long curved claws are also designed for digging for grubs and tearing apart termite mounds. To prevent termites and ants from crawling into their noses to defend their nests, the sloth bear’s nostrils can close tightly as a barrier. During the dry season, nearly 95 percent of a sloth bear’s diet is insects and during the wet season, they will climb high into the branches of trees to gather fruits, flowers and honeycombs.
The gestation of a female sloth bear typically lasts seven months, after that two cubs are born, although the mother will sometimes give birth to one or three young. The newborns stay in their den until they are about 2 or 3 months old and will remain by their mother’s side until at least 2 years of age. Sloth bears will defend their territories and their young, and despite having “sloth” in their name, the speed at which they can attack is far quicker than the speed at which a human can run. Sloth bears in captivity have lived as long as 40 years. Their average life span in the wild is thought to be closer to 20 years.
The number of sloth bears is continuously declined over the years. Their total population is estimated to be between 7000 and 10,000. As with most wild animals, the greatest threat to their existance is destruction of their habitat. Many human activities threaten the sloth bears’ survival. Poaching for the bears’ gallbladder, which is used in traditional medicine, is a rampant problem. Habitat loss and fragmentation in the Indian subcontinent are also severe threats, as bears become displaced from their forest homes. So its my humble request to control these activities so that we can save this creatures for the upcoming generations.
By PRATTAY KUNDU