35 Burst results for "Halifax"
The Port Chicago Disaster
"One is quite sure exactly what happened but at ten eighteen pm there was a loud crash. The seminars reported as sounding like metal and timber falling down. This probably a crane or one of the booms which had collapsed then. There was the sound of an explosion and then a fire about five. To seven seconds later there was a massive explosion that destroyed the entire facility. It was one of the largest explosions in history up until that point pilots in the air at the time saw a fireball three miles into the air. The blast was felt in boulder city nevada. Four hundred thirty miles away. There was damaged onto buildings in san francisco forty eight miles away debris landed over two miles away and the plane which witnessed it said it's all white hot debris shooting past it. At an altitude of seven thousand feet. It coastguard fireboat near the pier was thrown six hundred feet or one hundred and eighty meters away where it eventually landed in the water and sank. There were three hundred and twenty men and the peer when the explosion occurred all of them died instantly. Two thirds of the dead. Were african american enlisted men who were working on the dock. In fact this explosion by itself was responsible for fifteen percent of all of the african american deaths in the second world war. I've got a previous episode on the halifax harbour explosion during world war one. The portugual explosion wasn't quite as large. But it wasn't too far away the biggest difference and the reason why the fatalities were lower. Portugal is that there were no civilians on the base. There were two hundred and fifty other injuries and of the men who were killed only fifty one wherever identified an inquiry was launched only four days after the explosion and the ruling was that it was probably the fault of one of the enlisted men. Nothing was mentioned about the poor safety conditions and the lack of training
Sipekne'katik Chief Mike Sack Arrested as Treaty Fishery Begins Its Season in N.S.
"The chief for the second largest mic. Mac band and nova scotia was arrested after launching a treaty lobster fishery negative first nation chief. Mike sack was arrested monday. He says officers with the canadian department of fisheries and oceans detained after his communities. Boats left the wharf sack told abt end that their charges were filed the treaty fishery which started in two thousand and twenty is self regulated by Inequity first nation is not been endorsed by the dfo federal body that regulates fisheries in canada. The f. o. Says the treaty fishery is an illegal fishery mcmahon non-indigenous lobster fishers continued about all for fishing rights stemming from one thousand nine hundred nine canada's supreme court ruling that upholds the halifax treaties the provides for the right to fish for digits people in canada. Last fall fishers began what they called it moderate livelihood fishery fishing where and when they wanted including outside the federally regulated fishing season. Non-indigenous fishers disputed the fishery pulled traps and burned a lobster pound the second equity fisheries department says that it is no longer using the term moderate livelihood fishery because it's a phrase coined by a court decision. The black feet incident command team issued an announcement this week outlining strategies to stop a recent surge in in nineteen cases. You'll also public radio's taylor. Stagner has more the black feet incident. Command team issued an announcement outlining strategies to stop a recent surge in cove nineteen cases. The black feet nation has issued a mandatory mask mandate tribal offices will be closed to the public and non essential tribal government. Travel will be suspended. James neely is the public relations representative for the black feet nation. He says that the reservation is not shutting down and it is. This does not affect her coming through to the park. This does not affect anybody leaving the reservation. Neely also says there are eighteen. Active cases of corona virus and these individuals have been linked to one hundred others through contact tracing the black feet nation has lost forty eight tribal members to the cove in one thousand nine pandemic for national native news. Taylor stagner
Lesbian Love and Coded Diaries: The Remarkable Story of Anne Lister
"Seventeen. Ninety one in halifax england. Her family was part of the minor gentry and parents believed and should be formerly educated. An unusual thing for women at the time so an was sent to boarding school and was both intelligent and rebellious. While at school and began keeping a diary it was a habit. She would maintain for the rest of her life at school. She also had her first sexual experience with another female student named elisa rain when writing about their relationship and began using code to ensure hurt lesbianism would remain a secret even in the pages of her journal though she started with a simple code to censor explicitly. Romantic actions and cypher would soon evolve to use zodiac symbols random letters and calligraphy to shroud her entries in secrecy from a young age and refused to dress or act. According to society's rules for girls like her account say she wore so called masculine clothes and she engaged in activities usually reserved for men including traveling and managing her own estate. in nineteenth century. Britain homosexual acts were illegal sexual relationships between women were seemingly not part of the conversation and were not called out in the legislation. Barring men from sexual acts with other men it was common for unmarried. Wealthy white women like ann to be close with other women. These relationships were called romantic friendships. And were even encouraged as a way for young women to prevent premarital scandal with men as long as they weren't explicitly sexual and relationships with women were considered perfectly normal but according to her diaries and wasn't exactly secretive about her intentions with these women ends diaries into picture of tumultuous love life. After
Coyotes Have Taken Over Stanley Park.
"I'm jordan heathrow. This is the big story. Dr colleen cassidy. Saint clair is a professor of biological sciences. At the university of alberta she specializes in the study of how animals including peyote behave in landscapes that have been altered by humans. Hello colleen hi jordan. Thanks for having me no problem. I'm glad you could spare the time. Why don't you start by telling us what's happening right now. In stanley park in vancouver. But also i understand. It's not just in stanley park. Sure well what i know of stanley part comes to me from the news so similar to what other people know. There's an unprecedented situation going on there. Where there is spend thirty Documented attacks on people by coyotes. We're coyotes have bitten people in the past six and a half months. That's extremely unusual. I have never heard of something. Like that. Happening anywhere in north america previously. But nor have. I heard about the situation. That's occurring in calgary in the last month and calgary eight. People have also been bitten by coyotes. Eight different people so you mentioned that. This is incredibly unusual. How do coyotes normally behave in spaces that they share with humans well normal has been a sliding slope for many years decades really over about the past twenty years sir spin increasing reports from across north america of coyotes in urban areas probably coyotes always danced around urban areas and were seen there occasionally by people. There's a at edmonton. That was known as coyote alley a hundred years ago so it's not entirely new. That coyotes are in urban areas. But they just seem to be more. Abundant and boulder and that's occurring in urban areas across the continent from vancouver to halifax from phoenix. T. l. o. Knife pretty much. Every urban area in north america. That i've heard of anyway has a population of urban coyotes. And that's a fairly new phenomenon.
Florida Police Officer 'Critical' After Shot in Head; Manhunt Underway for Suspect
"In central Florida investigators are looking for a man who shot at Daytona Beach Police officer in the head chief Jack are young. As he was escorting him out of the car. At some point, the suspect turns and shoots my officer one time in the head. The officer is currently at Halifax Hospital in grave condition.
"halifax" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"It's called the dairy bar which was really good ice cream and then on the other side. It's like this little bar. It doesn't really have a name. I think technically does but everyone just says we're gonna go to the bar and has picnic tables and then you just lineup. It's pretty much only flights of beer. Which is the one thing. So if you're not a beer drinker you might just get an ice cream and sit there while you're rendering severe but it's just a lovely way to because in the summer it's kind of that perfect temperature of like it's cooling off a little bit. If you can stay past happy hour you get the sunset halifax really bright.
"halifax" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Do we rent a car. Do we take uber public transportation. Like how do we get around from the airport to the city and once we get to the city. How do we get around there as well. So uber doesn't really exist in halifax exists. But it's so hard to get an uber and to figure it out. Like i basically tell people don't bother it's just too challenging and you'll be waiting forever the airports actually. It was built really far from the city. 'cause they overestimated how big halifax was going to be. So it's about forty minutes away in dartmouth which is kind of. It's a part of like the larger region of halifax that not part of halifax proper and it's centered away in the forest. It was really poorly built. I'll be honest. It's like a huge dog hub. Because they just cut down a china trees now all the fog settles there so like it's a really cool to fly in and out of 'cause you're gonna like fly through this like hayes of fog that you you don't see anything all of sudden like bam there's no scotia and all. These is really like very cinematic highly. Recommend it. Yeah but the cab rides because it's forty minutes away. They can cost like eighty dollars. Canadian and it takes a long time to get there so if you really wanna save money. There's a number of different options. There's this guy called like driver dave. And he's one of a number of shuttle buses that are around the area that you can pre book the rideshare shuttles..
"halifax" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"He needed. Welcome to the show. Hey thank you so much for having me absolutely so today. We're talking about halifax canada and quite honestly. I don't know very much about the city. I know that it gets cold in the wintertime. And that's about all. I know but i'm really excited to learn about it in here. All your favorite tips. Yeah most people have never heard of it or they think it's halifax uk. Because of course. Canada we name everything after the uk. So it's the super confusing and that one apparently doesn't get super cold. I guess that's the distinction. All right on okay. So what's your connections to halifax halifax when i was eighteen..
"halifax" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"A sugar refinery that was made out of brick totally collapsed killing everyone inside on top of the devastation of the explosion. It said a massive fire in the town. The town of dartmouth on the other side of the harbour was heavily damaged as well but not nearly as bad as halifax as it was further away. At least another one hundred. People died from injuries after the explosion putting the confirmed fatalities over seventeen hundred but it is believed as many as two thousand people might have perished. The explosion cut off europe from the rest of north america because the undersea cables all came through halifax as word of the disaster. Relief efforts were hampered by sixteen inches or forty one centimeters of snow which fell on halifax the very next day. Relief efforts were stalled because are being stuck in snowdrifts. Believe it or not the one group which didn't suffer. Massive casualties was the crew of the mont-blanc itself. Only one member of the crew was killed. Everyone else got off the ship quickly enough and got far enough away to avoid the worst of the blast. They were the only people who knew that the ship was going to explode to put the explosion in context. If you've seen video of the recent explosion in beirut which occurred in two thousand twenty. The halifax explosion was ten times greater for years after the disaster. The people of halifax didn't actually commemorate the explosion due to the trauma to the community after the first year there wasn't a commemoration until the fiftieth anniversary in nineteen sixty seven. Today there are several monuments and traditions which commemorate the disaster the location where the anchor of the blanc landed two point three five miles away from the blast. Site has a marker there is a memorial belltower where a ceremony is held every december. Six one of the last thing. Traditions was that a large christmas tree was sent to the city of boston by the city of.
Should Emergency Rooms Be Equipped to Deal with Addiction?
"Visits to hospital emergency departments plummeted. But a new study shows more people than ever are turning up at hospitals seeking help for drug addiction and overdoses. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann found many emergency doctors have struggled to respond. Emergency departments are great at treating things like chest pains and asthma attacks After the pandemic hit. A lot of those people stopped showing up at hospitals. They were scared of catching the coronavirus. But Kristin Holland, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says patients experiencing addiction needed help. So desperately They kept coming. The thing that really stood out to me about all drug overdoses and opioid overdoses. Those were the only two for which we saw. An increase. Holden study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed roughly 190 million emergency room visits. The data shows even people who didn't catch the coronavirus were hit hard by the pandemic. People are indeed experiencing poor mental health, suicidal thoughts, substance use, potentially as a coping mechanism. But there's a problem. Experts say Many emergency departments aren't well staffed or trained to help patients with these kinds of problems. Dr. Mark Rosenberg is president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Emergency physicians have always been able to treat the overdose, but we did not have tools to treat the addiction. Or the dependency. Rosenberg's organization has worked for years to convince emergency departments to improve addiction care. But he says, reform has come slowly. He points to the fact that most emergency doctors still don't use buprenorphine. It's a drug proven to help people with opioid addiction, avoid relapse. Only one third patients get medications for Opioid use disorder in the emergency department. Experts say regulatory hurdles and stigma around people with drug use disorders have kept many emergency departments from improving their addiction care. Dr Stephen Veal heads the emergency team at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. I think there was a lot of hesitancy because it's not what we've done. It's not what I've trained in, and it seems like somebody else should do it. But I think that what finally pushed emergency physicians out of their comfort zone to do something is just the number of people that we've seen die. After a spate of overdose deaths. Three years ago, Veal changed his department using buprenorphine and also adding a new member to his team. Larry Brooks is a trained addiction counselor who now works with patients in the ER as soon as they're revived the overdose patients that comment to an emergency room They're at their most vulnerable. They're at their lowest point that they've ever experienced. You know, the you know, been dead. Or at least near dead. And brought back to life during the pandemic. Brooks Hospital has seen a new spike in drug cases, Brooke says. It's made a big difference. Having an addiction program in place. This is the best time for us. As health organization and a community as a whole. To make an impact and say, Look, somebody is here. You're not going to get kicked right back out the door and go into withdrawal and have to find something else and then be back here in two hours, But experts say emergency Department addiction programs like this are still rare. CDC researcher Kristin Holland says she hopes data from her study will convince more hospitals to change our takeaway from this is meeting people where they are and if people are coming to the emergency department for these outcomes, that's where we need to meet them. Well, death from covert 19 have dropped from their peak. The CDC has fatal overdoses nationwide keep rising with more than 220 drug day. Brian Mann NPR news
Interview With Bell Media Reporter And Author, Paul Hollingsworth
"I have the great pleasure of speaking with all hollingsworth. Paul is a reporter for bell media. He's an author. And today i wanna find out from paul what he thinks about personal branding whether that's for. Athletes were people in work on such sites as linked in. Join me in my conversation. Today with paul hollingsworth umbrella v. And this is why we work today. I have the great pleasure. Speaking with paul hollingsworth. Good day. Fine sir good day to you and thank you for having me on. This is it's always. It's always flattered to be asked people to do this kind of thing so throw throw that the wall. I'm even more thrilled. That you said yes and i appreciate your time. Will you tell us. Paul for some people may not know but even people who do know you more specifically what industry are you in. What are you up to nowadays. Our broadcaster i worked for a cd. Atlantic halifax i'm a reporter slash anchor focusing a local news Basically might my story is this. I worked at atlantic Formerly atv for eighteen years as a reporter actor. I went off and worked for. Tsn for seven years seven and a half years had a great gig with them literally traveled the world travel north america on a weekly basis and then after doing that for about seven years went back to see atlantic almost three years ago and In a life filled with some mediocre decisions going back to see db atlantic was great decision. Because it's my home. It's my professional home. I to report and anchor in my community in front of people. I grew up alongside covering issues that matter to me and i just. I just feel the comfort zone. I feel very blessed and comfortable in this role in this stage of my life. Good will you bring us back. Paul was your very first job in after asking you to come on. I had a message. Was it yesterday now from your mom sharing trying to get in. She was checking you out and seeing seeing what you're up doing was messaging me. What was your first job growing up as a as a preteen a teen unrelated to what you're doing now selling lemonade selling baseball cards. What was the first thing you did to make her. Attempt to make a buck out. I had a paper for rocks herald. That was back in grade six. Which one thousand. Nine hundred eighty. I was fifty one years old. So the summer of the year of eighty slash eighty one. That school year mcglade. Six year. I had a paper route and so thin fax from august until the next september. It was a morning paper and it was too hard There's no other way saying it was because if there is really get a blizzard five in the morning you have to deliver the papers. And i'd walk around with his bag papers so in the summertime when the sun was shining the birds chirping even as ten year old. There's a neat way to start my day. It was very peaceful tranquil. But i remember like literally getting up on school mornings at five in the morning and walking in snow up to my hips and delivering paper. Vapors very unsafe by today's standards. I would never let my ten year. Old son go into a blizzard But i thought. I found it too hard. I just i mean. There's i'd love to tell you that there was a great reason why i didn't do it anymore. But it was just too damn heart. So i stopped doing it. That was my very first job. Will you and i are speaking before we started recording and mentioning sackville drive. I lived on sackville drive. And i did. I delivered the daily news in grade. Six until i got fired because it was too. I was throwing the papers away thinking. Nobody is reading these things. Why my expert small world. My dad was the managing editor of the daily. So i i remember you buy. You can't my house and sat at the kitchen. Table is like okay brian. Maybe this is not for you. Okay sir funny too funny my goodness so you receive in paper routes calm and i think it's good for people to hear people who have children. I mean as you rightly said some jobs are probably not as safe as what we thought they were back then so we may consider something else but having our kids If there's a kid who listens to this is there's nothing wrong with good getting out there and working whether it's a lemonade. Stand or delivering something. Nowadays there might be a new way to deliver or do something with social media or something just as a kid but what. What did you start to do as you got older. Maybe in middle school and high school in terms of work i Good question. I in grade. Eleven job at ben's bakery on pepper street in halifax those another hard job. I was on. So i go to school monday to friday. And then on saturday and sunday. I'd have to get up at seven in the morning. Said no sleeping in during the school year to be at work at eight thirty to work eight thirty to four thirty benz bakery and cleaning the ovens and all the baking equipment. That get just filthy during the week and i did that for most of the great By the grace of god by the grace of god a broken ankle a gym class. Linda playing basketball and so i had to take time off work and again this happened. Today it'd be probably a workplace violation but back then. It was just more sophisticated time when they said they said to be. Okay at louis. You broke your ankle even offer two months. We hired somebody your place. Don't come back. They never stayed. You're fired the job. distortive evaporate. This is thirty five years ago. I hold no no grievance grudge against benz. It was just. It was just the way it was and i was so relieved because they didn't know how to quit the job. It was so hard my parents probably like the fact is working. But i was. I remember in february. I be like oh my god. I've i've been working and going to school for ninety one straight days because you go to school. Monday to friday cited sunday monday to friday i was exhausted and this went on and on and on so that was a tough
"halifax" Discussed on This Day in History Class
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Hey y'all were rerunning two episodes today which means that. You'll hear to host me and tracy v wilson. Enjoy the show. Welcome to this day in history class. From how stuff works dot com and from the desk of stuff. You missed in history class. It's the show where we explore the past one day at a time with a quick look at what happened today in history. Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm tracy wilson in its december. Sixth the halifax disaster took place on the stay in one thousand nine hundred seventeen with the exception of nuclear explosions. This was one of the biggest man-made explosions in history and it happened when two ships collided in the harbor. At halifax there was a french. Freighter called the mont log. And a norwegian freighter called the mo. The mont-blanc was carrying explosives for the war effort. This was during world war one. The mo was headed to new york to pick up food to take to belgium as part of a relief effort because they were people in europe. You're frankly starving in the wake of world war one. Neither of these ships plans to be in the harbor at this particular time. There was an anti submarine boom. That was being used at night to try to protect the harbor from german u-boats and the had wanted to leave the day before but they needed to pick up an order of coal in. That cold. didn't get there until it was too late. The boom had already been put in place they can get out. The mom blunk was supposed to have arrived on the six but had gotten there a little bit ahead of schedule the night before but also too late to get into the harbor so that on the morning of the sixth both ships are trying to navigate a very busy very crowded narrow waterway and they started approaching each other on a collision course after a series of twists and turns and attempts to get around other maritime traffic. The imo hit the monk block a little after eight thirty a. m. when this happened some of the containers aboard the mom block broke and sparks from the collision started a fire. So the mom blocks captain knowing what was aboard ordered everybody to abandon ship. But no one else really knew what the month block was carrying. Normally it would have been flying a flag marking that it carried munitions so people would have known there was explosive material aboard the ship but that wasn't being flown because of the war effort there were fears that doing that would just make the ship. A target for a german torpedo attack so in the collision happened on shore. A lot of people stopped what they were doing to go watch which is a pretty normal human behavior. They didn't know that there was such dangerous material on one of the ships. They didn't know they needed to take cover. People gathered at windows and all of the buildings around the water. They gathered on rooftops and the few people who did for whatever reason no what was happening or into it what was happening. They tried to clear the docs and get people out of the way but there were just too many people not enough for knowledge of what was about to happen and it nine six. Am the mom block. Exploded debris was thrown for miles away from the ship. The ship's gun landed five and a half kilometers away and it said the shock wave from the explosion was felt three hundred kilometers away. Hundreds of people instantly died and altogether more than two thousand people were killed and nine thousand more were injured and needed medical treatment. A lot of injuries were eye injuries and blindness. Thousands of buildings were also damaged in the explosion. A rescue effort started almost immediately but was soon hampered by a blizzard naturally. An inquiry followed this. It had been a major disaster with a huge loss of life but ultimately it was founded the montblanc and the ema were both at fault. The city of boston sent aid to the city of halifax and in return sends a christmas tree to boston every year with a lot of and fanfare on both ends of the journey. You can learn more about this. On the december nineteenth twenty eleven episode of stuffy missed in history class thanks to casey grim chandler maze for their audio work on the show. You can subscribe to this day in history class on apple podcasts. Google podcasts the iheartradio app and wherever else. Yeah your podcasts. And you can tune in tomorrow for a date that still does live in infamy.
"halifax" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris
"Okay, , well Rocha John Great to see you thanks for doing this. . It's wonderful to see you again. . Thank you so much for inviting me and also giving me this interesting assignment, , which as I said to the people who are you know in the background organizing if there is one boundless abode that I need to work on, , it is epinay. . Why is GonNa be so challenging for you? ? Because I'm a passionate person I also and maybe more in touch with contemporary events than some practitioners. . And I think really since the mid sixties I've been socially engaged and have a sense of what it is to actualize justice in a world that is increasingly fraud and increasingly. . Unfair. . So you know I feel the suffering I have a lot of loving kindness toward people, , sympathetic joys, , very accessible to me, , and of course, , as you know to and I spent many years studying compassion and then it working in the end of life care field. . Really working on developing the strength of compassionate my own life but equanimity has been the if you will the biggest assignment but the one I'm least compelled to explore. . So I think your team for asking me to do this because it gave me a chance to look at my own behavior. . But also how important this quality is in the world today. . Jehovah suspicion perhaps even subconsciously that equanimity would be the enemy of effective social engagement. . Well, , as you know, , the near enemy of equanimity is indifference and sometimes equanimity literature has been described as neutrality. . So I think that the near enemy expression of what we know is equanimity is a challenge but I looked in as. . Equanimity. . Having big arms not arms that are overweight per se but big arms. . So big that it can hold everything it rejects nothing. . and. . This kind of reminds me of what it is to be a grandmother. . Of, , grandmothers heart that's an expression we used in then row by Shin. . This is a heart that is fear. . So anytime. . We hold something apart from us. . We're afraid of it. . And Grandmothers Heart. . Means, , we're including everything I want to go deep on Gra-. . Grandmothers Heart, , which he wrote about in recently published essay, , which will link to in the show notes but step back for a second. . How do we define equanimity? ? What is it? ? Well the Pali Word is interesting <hes> the polly word is who pick up and it had literally means to look over. . Another way of. . Describing in his to look with patients. . And I've described it as a kind of Meta cognition where you are bearing witness internally to whatever is rising and holding whatever's arising, , not pushing it away not grasping at not being ruled by like and dislike but the equity has this quality that is quite fascinating. . In other words I use the image of robot of Grandmothers Heart, , and grandmothers heart has this feeling of you know I've lived a life I've given birth to children. . My children have given birth to children I've seen birth and death birth and death. . and. . Grandmothers heart has wisdom has insight. . So <hes> it is why I believe equanimity is laced throughout the different exalted lists of realization in Buddhism, ,
A Conversation With Roshi Joan Halifax
"Okay, well Rocha John Great to see you thanks for doing this. It's wonderful to see you again. Thank you so much for inviting me and also giving me this interesting assignment, which as I said to the people who are you know in the background organizing if there is one boundless abode that I need to work on, it is epinay. Why is GonNa be so challenging for you? Because I'm a passionate person I also and maybe more in touch with contemporary events than some practitioners. And I think really since the mid sixties I've been socially engaged and have a sense of what it is to actualize justice in a world that is increasingly fraud and increasingly. Unfair. So you know I feel the suffering I have a lot of loving kindness toward people, sympathetic joys, very accessible to me, and of course, as you know to and I spent many years studying compassion and then it working in the end of life care field. Really working on developing the strength of compassionate my own life but equanimity has been the if you will the biggest assignment but the one I'm least compelled to explore. So I think your team for asking me to do this because it gave me a chance to look at my own behavior. But also how important this quality is in the world today. Jehovah suspicion perhaps even subconsciously that equanimity would be the enemy of effective social engagement. Well, as you know, the near enemy of equanimity is indifference and sometimes equanimity literature has been described as neutrality. So I think that the near enemy expression of what we know is equanimity is a challenge but I looked in as. Equanimity. Having big arms not arms that are overweight per se but big arms. So big that it can hold everything it rejects nothing. and. This kind of reminds me of what it is to be a grandmother. Of, grandmothers heart that's an expression we used in then row by Shin. This is a heart that is fear. So anytime. We hold something apart from us. We're afraid of it. And Grandmothers Heart. Means, we're including everything I want to go deep on Gra-. Grandmothers Heart, which he wrote about in recently published essay, which will link to in the show notes but step back for a second. How do we define equanimity? What is it? Well the Pali Word is interesting the polly word is who pick up and it had literally means to look over. Another way of. Describing in his to look with patients. And I've described it as a kind of Meta cognition where you are bearing witness internally to whatever is rising and holding whatever's arising, not pushing it away not grasping at not being ruled by like and dislike but the equity has this quality that is quite fascinating. In other words I use the image of robot of Grandmothers Heart, and grandmothers heart has this feeling of you know I've lived a life I've given birth to children. My children have given birth to children I've seen birth and death birth and death. and. Grandmothers heart has wisdom has insight. So it is why I believe equanimity is laced throughout the different exalted lists of realization in Buddhism,
Virginia reports first child death from COVID-19
"Health department is reporting the first covert 19 death of a child in the the state state health health officials officials say say it it was was a a teenager teenager who who live live near near the the North North Carolina Carolina border. border. Beteen Beteen lived lived in in the the South South Side Side Health Health District, District, which which includes includes Brunswick, Brunswick, Halifax Halifax in in Mecklenburg Mecklenburg Counties. Counties.
How to Make Your Website Accessible to All
"Hello My name is Jeff White. And I'm the CO founder of Kula Partners, a marketing and web design, and Development Agency based in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. We work primarily with BT manufacturers located throughout North America and I'm also the CO host of a podcast called the Kula ring where we interview those manufacturing marketers and learn about their successes and failures and the things that they're most interested are excited about. But today, I'm here to talk to you about how to make your website accessible to all. It's a really important topic and not one that a Lotta people understand or even know. The importance of. But the fact of the matter is. Over thirteen percent of adult Americans have some form of disability with vision and hearing loss being the most prevalent and in this day and age there are actually lawsuits being levied against organizations that do not have. Websites in fact, the same laws that apply to accessible places such as having wheelchair ramps or accessible washrooms the ADA. With disabilities, act applies to the web. So what are we going to talk to you today about how you can structure your site in a way? So that is going to be available and accessible to everyone and I'm GonNa show you exactly what you can do in order to make your site available to all. With thirteen percent of Americans having disability, and the fact that in many beat be sales relationships having eight ten to fourteen. Members of buying committee. There's a very real chance that some of the people that you're trying to sell to actually do have a disability and as such ensuring that your site is available to those people is not only the right thing to do but it also may impact your ability to sell to the companies that you want to sell to. So, let's talk about that. From a foundational perspective. One of the very first things that you need to consider when you're building an accessible website is that your navigation is clear and concise and that it makes sense and adds value to the content on the site. Many. People when they're putting together their information architecture, there's main sitemap navigation? Used general categories such as products services about us, things like that. But those don't really begin to describe what kinds of content you're going to find underneath of them. and. I often urge our clients and others that we work with to use more descriptive language that talks about the actual categories of products at the top level of their site. This ensures that upon first glance or I read through of those navigation categories that someone can actually get more information about what it is that your company does or cells. So I would encourage you to put those key categories into the navigation to ensure that it actually makes additional sense to someone who's breeding it or viewing it for the first time. While it's very important for your navigation to be well-structured and for the link names to be relevant and descriptive of the content that people are going to find behind them. Structuring the page hierarchy of the site is of equal importance. And not only does this help to organize the content within the site, but it also helps to ensure that visitors to the site are able to find where they are in the overall site structure. You need to add signposts, breadcrumbs, and other elements help people exactly what page people are on within the site and what category of content they're looking at it in. This will help them ensure that they know where they are spatially within the site. One of the great things about using semantic. For your navigation is that not only are you going to make it easier to understand in use for all of your site visitors, but it's going to have a positive impact on your on page search as well. So as you're creating this navigation, the second thing that you need to consider is that people with certain disabilities are going to have a hard time navigating the site with traditional tools like track pads and mice, and touch. They're going to be using screen readers and other assistive tools. And they need to be able to move through the site in a way that isn't necessarily the same as what a sighted person would be able to do. So, we like to employ something called keyboard navigation that allows a user to quickly skip past all of the chrome or navigational elements that they can get right to the meat of the site this happened by hitting the tab key and allowing somebody to actually skip directly to the content within the site, and if they choose not to do that, it will actually read to them what the different navigational elements are. So implementing keyboard navigation is one of the quickest things that you can do to actually make your site accessible. If you're looking for a guide to all of the requirements for website accessibility you need look no further than the website content accessibility guidelines or why Cag-. This is a list of all of the available accessibility features and things that need to be built into your site to meet or exceed the accessibility standards. There are currently two core levels that we are concerned about, and that's Aa and. AAA. AAA guidelines actually add additional scope for higher level contrast, as well as devices and considerations for those with cognitive disabilities, not just hearing or sight. And there are two different levels of this. The AA guidelines have less stringent contrast requirements. In. Small text. It's four and a half to one in the triple A. Guidelines looking at a difference of seven to one. So this insures that text that is smaller than eighteen point in Roman or fourteen point in bold has sufficient contrast between the foreground, the background. So as to be legible to those who may not have the ability to see it as clearly as those with regular normal site.
AI Tries to Save the Whales
"We head to the Pacific northwest to understand the obstacles that confront these endangered orcas and how researchers are using artificial intelligence to help orcas and humans to coexist. WHAT HAPPENED TO J thirty five or Tala wasn't an anomaly the southern resident cavs have been struggling to survive for some time they've been listed as endangered in both the US and Canada since the mid arts. But their numbers continue to fall in two, thousand five there were eight. Now there are just seventy two in the wild one lives in captivity. Their home waters in the sailor, see an elaborate network of channels that span the coasts of Seattle Vancouver from Olympia Washington in the south to the middle of Vancouver Island British Columbia in the north. The see encompasses puget sound the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan De. FUCA. Much of it is rich in natural beauty and teeming with wildlife with rural shorelines backlit by tall evergreens and craggy. Hills. It's a magnet for nature lovers who crave inactive lifestyle, but the Pacific northwest has been getting crowded these paths few decades with people competing for space with the local wildlife as of two thousand twenty. Washington's population was nearly eight million and Vancouver's topped out at about two and a half million and is projected to grow. It's become a busy place. So you see things like Bald Eagles nesting next to satellite dishes in busy parking lots. Big. Ravens Beg for food next to cold press coffeeshops commuters hop on ferry boats here like people in other towns take the train or the car. On these trips they can sometimes spot the southern resident orcas milling about but a lot of the time the orchestra framed by ferry boats or container ships. The area's ports are growing along with the population. In twenty eighteen Porta Vancouver ship activity reached a record high and the port is undergoing numerous expansions. Increased. Commercial ship traffic on top of recreational boat activity is one of the biggest threats facing the whales that live here. This traffic causes numerous problems ships pollute the water, and they're loud under the waves. As we're about to find out the ocean is getting crowded and noisy, and it's negatively impacting the whales. Dr Lance Barrett Lennard is the director of the Marine Mammal Research Program at the Vancouver Aquarium. There's also a lot of heavy vessel traffic that comes in some of the going to the port of Vancouver some of the going to the port of Seattle unfortunately both both major west coast ports. have their roots running through. Southern Resident Critical Habitat. But the obvious problem he says is that more boats increase the chances that Wales will get hit. especially, if the boats are going fast. Whale is far less likely to be hit by ship that's running slow, and if it's running less than ten knots, a good chance to survive even if it is hit, that's just the facts. So regulators started issuing slowdown directives, it few areas these slowdowns are mandatory, but in the Pacific northwest or the orcas live, they remain mostly voluntary. Mariner say they want to avoid the ORCAS but there are business conflicts John? Berg. Is With Pacific, Merchant Shipping Association a Trade Group that represents about thirty shipping lines that do business along the Pacific coast. For a lot of ships. Schedule Integrity. Is. Paramount. and. So they need to be at a certain port at a certain day in a certain time. And so planning is essential especially since coming in late can mean higher fees and lost revenue. Mariners go back and forth about how quiet ships they talk about things like reducing noise by finding optimum speed or by retrofitting or upgrading vessels with more efficient quieter parts. They even say that in some cases slower vessels. Moore of Iraq. Now to researchers, this is a settled question, the faster ship the louder the ship. And it's the noise that is even more detrimental to the ORCAS than ship. Strikes. The underwater cacophony is mostly generated by ship's propeller. It releases vapor filled bubbles. ORCAS like all CETACEANS rely on echo location to communicate, made and find food. For ORCAS, it's how they find salmon as the ORCAS chase salmon they make clicking sounds that they send out into the ocean. The click then bounces off of the salmon and creates an echo, and that's how they know where the salmon are underwater noise pollution specialist. Dr Lindy Wildcard is an adjunct research associate at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. CETACEANS are particularly vocal of the US sounds to find their prey actively using bio sonar. And the various noise sources that humans put into the ocean can affect. Wales and that they are masked, that is the sounds of interests are obliterated by by US adding this sort of acoustics smog of of noise so they can't hear as well. You can actually hear the masking that wildcard is talking about listen to this underwater recording of northern resident orcas who have different dialects from their neighbors, the southern resident or is this recording was provided by Orca lab a nonprofit research center based on Hanson Island near British. Columbia. Canada. Those. SQUEALS ARE ORCA calls. Here's what happens if you overlay their calls with recording of the ship underwater. It drowns out the ORCAS squeals. All you hear is ship noise. That's because the sound created by the ship is at the same high frequency ranges the ORCAS. It's kind of like being at a dinner party where people are talking over each other. But for the ORCAS, the increased sound means they'll lose their seat at the table. If the ORCAS can't hear themselves they can't hear the seminar and so they can't find food. And that can have far reaching impacts that affect the entire population. Their stress hormones can increase. with, noise with the seismic Airgun sounds they also reduce their vocalisations to the point of sometimes falling outright silent, which means they can't communicate with each other and that probably affects mating. If mayors could know where the ORCAS are. They could try to avoid that part of the ocean or at least slow down. So their engine noise doesn't drown the ORCAS OUT Ideally. They'd only have to go slow when the orcas were in the area, but it can be hard for ship captains to confirm where the whales are in fog rain or even under normal circumstances ship captains can't always see them they often miss them. So some conservationists along with the Canadian government installed underwater hydrophones in the Salish Sea along the coast of British Columbia near known ORCA HABITAT, they wanted to be able to track the ORCAS through their echo location calls. But remember how it works. Sound was drowned out by the ship's well, it's not just hard for the orchestra here. It's hard for the humans to. It can take people a long time to listen to all those recordings figuring out what is well sound, and what is this ship fish or other marine life sounds the orcas make noise at all hours of the day and night, and all of that sound even that record overnight has to be listened to by someone. Up. Next. How artificial intelligence can help speed this process up? And maybe find a solution for both the ships and the whales.
Boston - EEE Risk Levels Rise To High, Moderate In Multiple Plymouth County Communities
"State public health officials raised the risk level for the mosquito born Tripoli and Bridgewater in Halifax in Plymouth County from moderate to high that brings the total number of communities at higher critical risk of Tripoli to eight. There's been one confirm human case of Tripoli this
Defining Moments In Our Lives Where Fear And Courage Meet
"You so much for being with us on untangled today. We are just thrilled to have you here. Thank you so much wonderful summer day here in Santa Fe. Oh, that's awesome I wanted to start by asking you the question. I love the book. I read it this weekend. Just devoured it and wanted to understand what inspired you to write this particular book I've had the good fortune to be working in the end of life. Life Care Field, and in various other fields, including working with people corporations, working in humanitarian efforts working as a volunteer, the penitentiary system, working with educators, and it just been for fifty years, and I've had the opportunity to hear people who want to serve others who are engaged in service to others whether in education or medicine or law or business hearing them speak about the kinds of challenges. They experience in their work service to others. And it has been an extraordinary experience for me because one thinks that being a good person opening one's life to a world of service whether you're a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer and educator, or even a parent that this is work that is continually easy, but it's not necessarily a so, and so I began to look at the consistent patterns in relation to states that are considered to be virtuous like altruism or empathy or integrity and respect and engagement and discovered that. That there are shadow sides to these important human capacities, and that the shadow sides are often a source of great suffering, not only to those who are serving, but to those who are being served so I wrote the book I wrote the book in part because I also saw that the lever or the means of transforming the shadow side of these virtuous states is compassion, and so the last section of the book. It's you know is about compassion, yeah, and you. You just mentioned the edge states, and you talked about being at the edge can either gives us great potential for growth, or for suffering, depending on how we face our situations, and you also mentioned that like our toughest challenges can be our most valuable source of wisdom. I'm so curious about what is the difference between people who fall apart when they're challenged in these situations and the people who do become wiser, and who are able to grow. How do you think about? About that I don't know what the common feature is. Because what I've seen is that this potential for transformation exists within all of us and I think that's really important for all of us to understand that we all have this capacity to actually shift out of these conditions, and to that caused us so much suffering, and in the process of shifting to actually become stronger as a result of this transformation process. In my experience, it can happen to any kind of person. But that shift also involves as I said before opening up the experience of fundamental compassion, and when I talk about compassion, I'm speaking about this capacity to actually attend to our own experience into the experience of others as well as to have the intention to actually transform suffering and various other qualities, which I described in relation to compassion, but it's like in our day profundis in our deepest most difficult moments. This is where and Rebecca Sola talks about this. There is hope in the darkness. I Look Patricia as someone who has. been through a lot in relation to my own work as a time of kind of it's an experience of building character if you will when we fall over the edge, find ourselves in great difficulties, and we managed to pull ourselves out of the difficulties, and as a result of that, we're actually strengthened, and we have more capacity. There's
Defining Moments In Our Lives Where Fear And Courage Meet
"Thank you so much for being with us on untangled today. We are just thrilled to have you here. Thank you so much wonderful summer day here in Santa Fe. Oh, that's awesome I wanted to start by asking you the question. I love the book. I read it this weekend. Just devoured it and wanted to understand what inspired you to write this particular book I've had the good fortune to be working in the end of life. Life Care Field, and in various other fields, including working with people corporations, working in humanitarian efforts working as a volunteer, the penitentiary system, working with educators, and it just been for fifty years, and I've had the opportunity to hear people who want to serve others who are engaged in service to others whether in education or medicine or law or business hearing them speak about the kinds of challenges. They experience in their work service to others. And it has been an extraordinary experience for me because one thinks that being a good person opening one's life to a world of service whether you're a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer and educator, or even a parent that this is work that is continually easy, but it's not necessarily a so, and so I began to look at the consistent patterns in relation to states that are considered to be virtuous like altruism or empathy or integrity and respect and engagement and discovered that. That there are shadow sides to these important human capacities, and that the shadow sides are often a source of great suffering, not only to those who are serving, but to those who are being served so I wrote the book I wrote the book in part because I also saw that the lever or the means of transforming the shadow side of these virtuous states is compassion, and so the last section of the book. It's you know is about compassion, yeah, and you. You just mentioned the edge states, and you talked about being at the edge can either gives us great potential for growth, or for suffering, depending on how we face our situations, and you also mentioned that like our toughest challenges can be our most valuable source of wisdom. I'm so curious about what is the difference between people who fall apart when they're challenged in these situations and the people who do become wiser, and who are able to grow. How do you think about? About that I don't know what the common feature is. Because what I've seen is that this potential for transformation exists within all of us and I think that's really important for all of us to understand that we all have this capacity to actually shift out of these conditions, and to that caused us so much suffering, and in the process of shifting to actually become stronger as a result of this transformation process. In my experience, it can happen to any kind of person. But that shift also involves as I said before opening up the experience of fundamental compassion, and when I talk about compassion, I'm speaking about this capacity to actually attend to our own experience into the experience of others as well as to have the intention to actually transform suffering and various other qualities, which I described in relation to compassion, but it's like in our day profundis in our deepest most difficult moments. This is where and Rebecca Sola talks about this. There is hope in the darkness. I Look Patricia as someone who has. been through a lot in relation to my own work as a time of kind of it's an experience of building character if you will when we fall over the edge, find ourselves in great difficulties, and we managed to pull ourselves out of the difficulties, and as a result of that, we're actually strengthened, and we have more capacity. There's
Don't Let This Crisis Go To Waste | Roshi Joan Halifax
"Our guest this week is definitely not arguing that the pandemic is a good thing but she also believes that we shouldn't let a good crisis go to waste as they sometimes say in politics. This is a wakeup call. She says a chance I to really take a beat and ask ourselves what actually matters. How do we want to do this? Life both individually and as a culture her name is Rashid. Joan Halifax PhD. She is She's this is our second appearance on the show. She is a major figure in the in the American Buddhist seen. She's a Buddhist teacher. As an priest anthropologist a pioneer in the field of end of life care. She's the founder Abbot and head teacher at. Up Institute ends then center in Santa Fe New Mexico. She was speaking to us from her bedroom. There for this podcast and her motto for this crisis as you will hear is strong back. Soft Front. Chill. Explain what that means and much more. Here we go. Joan Halifax Super High Dan. Where are you? I'm in my wife's closet. I could make a comment about that. I mean you're in a safe place. You can make any comment you want. I. I am in a safe place but I have to watch out about my comments broadcast out there. I feel a little embarrassed sometimes. Fair enough fair enough. Let me start with a question. That may historically pre-crisis was perfunctory question. But actually now is a very interesting question which is how are you well? I'm actually fine. I was fine pre-crisis and in the race in the middle of this thing. I'm feeling very fortunate to be sheltering with twenty four people at the center and having a strong practice and also having the opportunity to cook food for homeless people which is delivered safely and also the kind of zoom world which I was not particularly involved prior to the crisis talking to the vacuum on zoom. It is really kind of bizarre situation. But I'm getting more comfortable sharing the Dharma to the zoom space. So it sounds like you're doing fine but what are your observations about the state of the world? That's a small question. Well this podcast. You can answer for as long as you'd like yeah. I'm very interested in what is happening. I will say that I feel like I was born to be in the middle of this mess. It's kind of charnel. Ground a global charnel ground and I also an anthropologist and a former lifetime so it's just for me an incredible process that we're in where we're reflecting the aspects that have been written about in terms of what is right of passage. We're seeing it at a global level and I don't know what the outcome will be one of the things that glassman she taught me was to really sit with not knowing and we're in this experience of radical uncertainty right now. There's just no way that we can predict what the outcome of all this will be. You know although there are intimations from and others about the possibility of a pandemic but I think you know there's a kind of global oblivion that has been operational for a little bit too long suddenly. We've gotten this invisible wakeup call and it is fascinating and it is frightening. And it is compounded by the fact that literally millions of people are in social isolation and it is as I said an opportunity for us to look deeply at our lives on our lives in relationship to people who are less Economically could I say stable affluent and also to look the effects of our lives the environment? So you know as I said Dad. This is like a right of passage where we're in the first phase of that rite of passage and rites of passage were described by. Arnold Van. Hannah who was a Dutch ethnologist. Who wrote a very important book? In the Nineteen Twenties on rites of passage and it became the model that anthropologists mythologised used to actually look at the contours of transformation and transformational processes that individuals as well as cultures. Go through and Ben Hannah Fascinating. Enough identified the first phase of a rite of passage as separation. And we're in it. I mean our experience of social isolation is an absolute perfect conditions for us to withdraw from our ordinary lives. Our normal lives to be put into solitude so to speak and to not have access to others or to our habitual ways of living and consuming. That have been part of our lives forever. So we're in the phase of separation and then then describes the second phase and that phase is called the threshold experience and the world the word threshold. There's the same feeling and meaning as the word thrash and I feel like we are globally. Being thrashed economies are being thrashed the corporate world. Not so bad. Maybe that it's being thrashed but also people who live in communities of poverty material poverty. They are being thrashed and our racism is becoming much more visible and as well. I think we're at a time where we are. In a certain way seeing the dissolution of a how you could call it exactly but the dissolution of a world that has been built out of an unjust economy that has had profound environmental implications.
1 dead, 5 missing in crash of Canadian chopper off Greece
"A NATO military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean between Greece and Italy today A. B. C.'s Megan Williams has more from Rome the cyclone helicopter took off from the Canadian Halifax class frigate HMCS Fredericton as part of a NATO exercise off the coast of Greece when it crashed great state media report to brief from the crash has been located with one body retrieved and five others aboard the aircraft missing the Canadian armed forces says it has contacted the primary family members of those on board multiple ships and aircraft from Canada the U. S. Italy and Turkey are involved in the search says NATO
Nova Scotia gunman wearing police uniform kills at least 10 in rampage
"Story Canadian police say at least ten people are dead after shooting rampage across the province of Nova Scotia the suspect is identified as Gabriel workmen and authorities say he disguised himself as a police officer in uniform at one point and mocked up a car to make it look like a royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser he was arrested at a gas station in near Halifax police say he has since
Ryan Newman released from hospital after Daytona 500 crash
"All NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is out of the hospital just days after a terrifying fiery crash in the Daytona five hundred his racing team posted a photo of new men walking out of Halifax Medical Center in Daytona beach Wednesday holding the hands of his two young daughters Newman was leading on the last lap Monday when his car was bombed from behind slammed into the wall was hit by another car flipped and rolled before sliding across the finish line upside down in a shower of sparks and
"halifax" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Being treated at Halifax Medical Center he's in serious condition but doctors have indicated his injuries are non life threatening we appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time we appreciate your patience and cooperation and will provide more information as it becomes available Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag his third win at Daytona baseball everyone's in camping never once talking the two biggest stories coming into spring training is what to do with the Astros in their sign stealing scandal from three years ago Yankee skipper Aaron Boone was asked is still being the Astros as a part of it we will be in the business of you know going after thrown at people on purpose and you know we'll just have to see how everything unfolds but I don't expect it to be an issue for us Yankees Vegas off season acquisition pitcher Gerrit Cole was part of that now infamous twenty seventeen World Series championship team then there's raining Aline B. B. Mike trout who's been accused by some of his peers for using H. D. H. including Trevor Bauer I really figuring either because it's not true so way of one person tweet some out and somebody gets all of it they're my seat and wonders about it is when the drought said hour later apologize he's won the award three times games begin on Saturday college hoops third ranked Kansas rocked Iowa state by twenty on the ice winners were Calgary Florida Arizona Vegas and Tampa Bay NBA news the rockets have forwards Tomari Carol and Jeff green.
"halifax" Discussed on The Big Story
"To move inland. You might want to move out of your home. we took calls from some listeners who spent the night in hotels the emergency operation as the centers the the the the shelters they weren't vastly populated but we'll with people who had nowhere else to go no friends no family to go to so what happened when when the storm really hit on Saturday night as our station lost power we were on our backup generator clearly so you know that's limited lighting are transmitter went down a few times we were able through the work of our engineer to get it back to get us back on the air it was it was a bit jarring in that as the winds intensified in the rain got heavier and it got darker out and we were still still a few hours from actual from sunset did it did take on added an ominous tone quite the picture of you know this what could could be this potential for who knows what with the window shaking the water leaking around the window onto the studio floor. the question was a- are we going to be able to maintain our broadcasts. Are we going to be able to continue want and then it started to what we started to see the I move over Halifax and with that came a com it came. It became quite again a stark contrast where you hear this. is the storm that we we know this is no. That's a colloquial saying but there's some truth to it and you know. Are we still in for more at that point. We weren't sure we we were led to believe that there could in fact be as the system moved past the winds shifting direction and intensifying again so we were really left to wonder you know is this the worst of of it and actually did quite quickly after that as die down and lose much of its intensity. What kind of calls were you getting from listeners. during the storm. Tell me a little bit about the the role of a radio station broadcasting on a backup generator at a time like this when when I started working in radio it was records in it was overnight shows and it was before automation and we obviously had a connection to listeners at that time and you know we're getting to a point now where people can can get their media from just about anywhere but to have the ability to call someone up and we did. We did lose our phone lines for about an hour in the afternoon. we were able to get those back. We had no shortage of people who just wanted to connect just wanted to tell us what it was. They were seeing what they were experiencing. What they were feeling and many were just grateful grateful that they had a live voice in the midst of all of this and I was sharing with several of my co workers I had gone through at worked that another station and I had a really wonderful boss who who is on the air at one point during a massive power outage and I remember him speaking to this woman and it was just beside herself she was alone. It was dark. It was raining and it was intense and he said you're not alone. As long as you have the radio I went into into that whole the whole process on Saturday with that in mind that as long as we were on the air people were not by themselves and people really were. We're happy for that pleased by that. Were grateful for an outlet and we're really interested in just just reaching out as the system continue to diminishes the intensity continued to perhaps lesson people were just wanting to connect and we had one one one woman one caller who who rang up and said. I'm in a building without electricity. I can't get my car out of the park aid because the door won't go up and she said I'm on life saving medication. I've got eight thousand dollars worth of this medication that has to be refrigerated and she said I. I like the ice is melting. I'm worried I might lose this medication and we had an amazing response in fact within twenty minutes a listener her head connected with US connected with her and had driven over to her home again not knowing whether the storm was going to intensify to make sure that she was safe that her medicine was safe that she'd be okay for the day after it's stories like that that you you you'd never know how something might turn out. You can only hope for the best and in the spirit of community spirit of wanting to help each other out people were willing able and in quite eager to do what they could for others. How did this storm compared to some of the ones that have hit Halifax before you mentioned hurricane one but that one any others we've had I guess in I believe three years ago a post tropical storm Arthur came through about the same time of year that had a significant impact on the trees in the power lines and the electrical grid but at one point through this system four hundred thousand of the customers in Nova Scotia power most of per- perhaps even close to half a million people were without electricity unprecedented. They said I I don't know if we've ever the Senate event like that at least not in my recent memory that so many people were you know living with the same conditions at the same time was very much a narrow band and it hit with intensity category two hurricane and caused a tremendous amount of damage but only to a limited area whereas this system. Dory and brought with it enough wind and rain that it affected the entire province of Nova Scotia. I don't know if we can compare it to anything we've had recently so. What's it like on the ground there right now. There are some neighborhoods that have no issues whatsoever. There are some people who said their power stayed on and continues to be on today others who lost electricity and the media few hours of the system moving ashore et and coming close to us in you know there are many trees down on large trees I happen to as I was leaving to head back to my own home on on Sunday morning. Noticed a couple of power poles were snapped in half cruise been driving or have been working today and over the last number of hours clearing the brush clearing the trees off the roads. The streets for the most part have been been cleared many of the intersections that are still no power to the traffic signals. That's causing with well. That's that's creating its own problems with people. I guess forgetting the driver's handbook but the the idea that life has returned to normal not quite yet schools are still closed they're expected to be close to moral the businesses starting to reopen but many people. I think are just biding their time. was still just about one hundred and seventy thousand customers still without electricity. Many areas of Halifax are still without power and likely will be for well summer hearing It may be tomorrow. It might be the day after that could be who knows next week. What about injuries or deaths. I know there were some during hurricane one. That was the small consolation that was the part of the story that we were very concerned by but very relieved when officials on Saturday late Saturday updated the media and others say to their best of the to the best of their knowledge there were zero serious injuries zero fatalities. Wow obviously there are a potential danger with trees down lines being you know reenergized as as they get the system back. Get the grid backup to. It's you know it's full strength but all I can say is we. It was a lucky lucky thing and I don't know whether it was the preparation whether people took it seriously whether the experience of hurricane one planted that seed in the back of our minds that these things czar not just weather events that these things can be deadly weather events in and more than a few of our listeners have been very quick to say it was not a deadly event here in Halifax. Doreen did claim lives before it arrived here how much if any of the conversation during and after the storm turns to frequency NC of weather events like this and the discussion around climate change because I know that that happens in Toronto and other places when we see severe weather whether in climates midst and that discussion about what's impacted or influenced by humans. I don't think there's any question although at one point over over the the event we had someone who who tried to offer that we're not an ice age now but clearly hurricane one happened in two thousand three before that it was is the saxby gale in the late eighteenth century it had been many years since Halifax. It experienced anything of the intensity of one century more than a century. It's only it's been sixteen years since that event and there is a possibility that we will see an increased number of events like this of similar intensity. Perhaps even stronger I don't know that people are are connecting the dots right now today because if you've got a freezer you're full of food and your power still out. That's your number one concern. What is it like as someone who talks on the radio for a living to do an eleven hour shift like that and try to they keep things going. What's going through your head while you're trying to talk to other people survival in many ways? I'm not I'm not trying to be glazed but the idea that we we are a an opportunity for people to stay connected voice in the in the darkness of voice a just the connection to a human being alive person in who happens to be sitting in a in a room by themselves talking into a microphone. It was an amazing opportunity amazing experience for me to to see how responsive how much hunger there is an again no disrespect to what a podcast is what it's capable of but but but again to be on the air in the in the moment to have that media connection and I don't know Jordan you ever called somebody at a radio station Asian when you were a teenager to request a song or to to to hear share did a birthday wish for a friend those types of what some people would say small town radio radio but it's still the power of human voice and that's what podcast doing right now keeping that going the still place for live radio and I think the people who reached out to us in the in the hours during and sense to say thank you you kept me from from being afraid afraid of being alone by just simply talking to us. Thanks Shelton. Thank you Sheldon McLeod loud host of the Sheldon McLeod show news ninety five seven in Halifax Weekday afternoons or whenever there is a devastating hurricane on the way that was the big story for more from us. You can head to the big story podcast dot. Ca You can find us on twitter at the Big Story F. PM or as you always can at us up in your favorite podcast application Google Apple Stitcher spotify wherever thanks for listening. I'm Jordan Youth Rawlings. We'll talk tomorrow.
"halifax" Discussed on The Big Story
"I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings and this is the big story sorry Sheldon McLeod today longtime journalist and radio host he is currently host of the Sheldon McLeod show on news ninety five seven in Halifax. I shelf could teach you Jordan. Were you on the air when Dorian Heff. I was called in to do a special broadcast on Saturday afternoon. we were going live live from one until we planned about six o'clock so that ended up becoming a an eleven hour broadcast. How was it long long but it was very rewarding in many ways. we had an opportunity to obviously give give play-by-play. That's how I described it to a meteorologist that I had join us. which was the idea that you had time to prepare didn't exist anymore? We were at the point where the system was moving in and it went from. Here's what you need to do to get ready to. What are you seeing. What are you experiencing. I took the opportunity to to reach out to the number people. I've met over the years we had the mayor of a small town in southwestern Nova Scotia garment join US spoke with the mayors from from Shelbourne to to Bridgewater Lunenburg Homema- all the way up towards Cape Breton in order trite and see where the system wasn't how it was affecting community and as the winds intensified hence applied as the rain continued here in Halifax. I it really wasn't opportunity that I wasn't entirely sure it would be a good radio radio but people were very interested in sharing with us what they were seeing what they were experiencing so tell me how quickly it came on because one of the reasons we're calling you is i. I don't think in the lead up to the weekend many of us in Canada. We're expecting dory in to to hit these coast. Let alone as badly as it did. So so how. How quickly did it come? compared to what was expected will the storm itself. Dorian had been obviously churning through the Bahamas in had caused devastation the station and destruction and had stalled earlier in the week meteorologist then said you know best as we know the best gas is that this track of this system will bring it ashore somewhere in Nova Scotia at some point on on Saturday exactly was it wasn't exactly a an easy thing to predict as they sat until it got to about two hours or so away from us. They wouldn't know the exact path so. We knew something was coming. We knew something was going to happen. In fact on on Friday night I had reached out to meteorologist Richardson Hausky who actually happens to be a counselor city councillor in Halifax and I said is there a possibility that this will arrive at category two strength which is exactly the same strength as the hurricane one that we experienced back in two thousand three he said once we get him within the two hour window will know a better. We'll have a better idea of win. It'll be aware opie making landfall and it was headed headed directly towards Halifax it was expected to move from Halifax inland and through towards Prince Edward Island so at one o'clock when I started broadcasting. The rain was obviously falling quite heavily. The winded started to intensified not necessarily at hurricane strength but throughout two o'clock ah three o'clock in the four o'clock it was well quite a quite a scene outside of our studio windows and we could see trees bending in the wind we could obviously sheets of rain that were coming through and oddly enough strangely enough people still out on the streets driving their cars. which is Kinda hard hard to believe? Will Yeah where people told to evacuate. Did they evacuate. How did people prepare the voluntary. Evacuation order went out by the Halifax Regional Municipality on Friday afternoon and several of the coastal communities they had given a warning through environment candidate through the hurricane center that waves could in fact hit peaks of fifteen meters close to fifty foot waves on top of a storm surge timing this happened not during high but we had hi tide during the event and there was some considerable concern that people in their homes along the shorelines might in fact become stranded rice later or worse from all accounts when the Red Cross emergency centers were set up people org. I told by municipal officials. They had people visiting their homes calling them up saying you might want.
"halifax" Discussed on 5 for 5 Podcast
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"halifax" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Quote now you might wonder why the league would even bother making that official clarification i mean there isn't even a cfl team in halifax yet although talks are apparently ongoing well here's why yesterday the cfl in halifax account tweeted at a potential logo for a potential halifax football team the halifax explosions the accompanying tweet reads quote one hundred years ago a force was unleashed that made this city stronger bigger and more united than ever before now we channel that force onto the football field as we flatten all that stands in our way hashtag history and another tweet featuring mocked up halifax explosions uniforms reads quote these blazing hot uniform concepts for the halifax explosions is the last thing other teams would see before realising it's too late unquote see evelyn halifax his twitter mentions are certainly blowing up and so our people i will skip all the tweeted shock profanity and disbelief and sum up the response by saying for the most part it seems the vast majority don't support naming a team after a blast that killed about two thousand people and injured nine thousand others so it's tasteless but it's also just a lousy name because yes sure you want a football team to sound powerful but not like an unmitigated disaster in 2019 cleveland's major league baseball team will take the field without a caricature of a grinning indigenous person on their uniforms major league baseball said today that the mascot known as chief wall who was not appropriate on the field although there will be no ban on putting the mascot on merchandise.
"halifax" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Material we're going to get into our spoiler section for a podcast listeners if you haven't seen the movie press pause and then come back when you do and yet you know spoiler i won't say who wins world war two yet uh but now there were a spoiler section thank thank god it was us um but you know the first thing to talk about that that is really interesting is that as an antagonised in your film you really have the situation of of an invasion coming very quickly to britain and its personified drew neville chamberlain and also through halifax especially halifax but like any good writer you you put be passion in research into their arguments as to why piece was the best choice and it's almost believable november even though we as people living in the future know that they are completely wrong they couldn't have known so in the day yeah so what was the challenge of not having a direct antagonise for winston but kind of letting it letting his is battles with halifax especially be the surface rian tag inist no it sits that's very well observed i wanted to even go further than that i did i didn't want them to both have equal and opposite views i wanted halifax to be the moral center of the movie um because his arguments will one that in a normal circumstance you would want to win the day you would want to just strain every sinew and find a peaceful solution especially in the you know in the aftermath of world war one we don't want to go there again and and he was a deeply moral man a very religious man and his argument had to be presented as such he he was not some villain and compared to him i desperately wanted winston to come across as a kind of crazed maniacal fight them at all cost and you know gary i think showed that when the bad news came in at data we don't have an army anymore and winstons to pounding the table and say i'm gonna fight them and everyone's winston with what with walked with words words winston words is that how we're going to defend ourselves and.
"halifax" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"The no definitive proof of this though these are just ideas that people had around this time especially mia tho moving away from conspiracy theories and to a rehabilitation and the reconstruction of halifax that obviously took a years to rehabilitate the city and to identify the died in to help survivors find their families than if you visit the website of the nova scotia archives they have a whole section on the hall of acts explosion actually since people started recommending this topic i've sometimes pointed them to that research because it is so great and we follow the um nova scotia archives on twitter they're really really nice about any research questions he might have though yet the it's a great place to go to learn more about the disaster and to see how halifax was rebuilt they have photos of the explosions aftermath and a film clip that's kind of like a silent movie that that ego disturbing toucas yes it is silent yes it's a very eerie and there's also a list of those who died and what i found to be really interesting was the first hand accounts from some of the survivors so we have part of an example here for personal narrative given by a doctor mj births to the director of the halifax disaster record office at nine o'clock was just getting up shaving felt the house shake and felt that something terrible it happened thought that there was a bombardment of some kind the explosion was low not so loud as the noonday gun and he thought that it was a shell from a submarine his little daughter downstairs screamed a second explosion was louder but still there was no breaking of glass he was sure now that it was the bombardment ran downstairs caught up his little girl and call to his wife in the made to come to the seller put the little girl in the cellar then ran back for his wife who would not come met her at the door and pushed her down the seller stairs following her they were all in the cellar when the quote big explosion came everything smashed after waiting for some time for more doc.
"halifax" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"They offered up soldiers and marines to help patrol the area and they turned the old colony into a hospital ship with u us navy docks running it along with some canadian nurses and over the next few days trains full of surgeons doctors and nurses and worse medical supplies came in from new england again though facilities were packed so during this time doctors were forced to treat people in pretty much every room of any available hospital including the kitchen's the corridors and the closets some treated people on trains or in homes in doctor's offices or even drugstores making do with what they could read the injuries to were really horrific not the kind of thing that you would want to be treating on a trainer in somebody's home and uh one of the reasons why the injuries were so bad with because of all of that glass than the debris that have been flying around and and hitting people and wolfberry some of the truly gory details but i injuries are often said to have been the most prevalent and i mean if you if you think about what we meant and earlier all those people running up to their windows to see the ship on fire in watching and and then getting face without explosion and uh a lot of people ultimately needed to have one or both eyes removed but beside medical care there were other types of relief that were needed by the afternoon of the explosion the halifax relief committee which was a volunteer organization was organized to help find ways to shelter the homeless and identify the dad and the injured and construct some sort of temporary housing for people to live through this blizzard i mean how bad would it be to survive the explosion than free no kidding they also started to manage the donations that came in from around the world millions of dollars came in from several countries including britain of course and as far away as australia the us also started to send in supplies like food clothing and building materials including glass and the people who could install it in the meantime though a lot of the homeless had to stay intense.
"halifax" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Purpose so the city's port facilities grew in new factories were developed turning halifax into nova scotia's commercial center yeah port lee makeover her so because of its port facilities halifax became a key player in the allied war effort during world war one even though it was obviously pretty far removed from the main battlefields in the war but when the word started in 1914 canada had gotten involved had pledged its support to great britain to resist german aggression and so the country's factory started to produce munitions and other supplies as a way of authors supporting the war and since it with canada's since halifax with canada's main port on the east coast it handled tons of shipping during the war like thousands of allied cargo ships that would go through its harbor before heading on ever to europe everything from soldiers two munitions to food would pass through halifax harbor and because of its stance in the war and the type of cargo that was passing through the port they did have to take some precautions according to a history magazine article by andrew hind and nightly blackout was in effect for example to protect the port from german submarines there was also an antisubmarine boom or a kind of net that was also spread across the entrance of the harbour from dusk to dawn to restrict access to the harbour during the night to mets going to be pretty crucial to our his story he so the night of december feth mateen seventeen when our story begins there were two ships that were unwillingly stock on either side of this antisubmarine boom the one stuck in the outside one stuck on the inside one was a french freighter called the mont blanc and there was also a norwegian freighter called the email and the fact that these two ships were even there at the same time with kind of a coincidence wasn't it it was the imo under the command of captain hawkin from.
"halifax" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Pence of gift on halifax as part tell with that in mind here we go welcome to you stuff you missed in history class from house ductworkscom hello and welcome to the podcast i'm w chuckle boarding and unfair doubting and every year on december seven americans remember the bombing of pearl harbor hawaii in 1941 which was an attack that killed thousands and launch the us into world war two but what many americans might not know is that our neighbor to the north canada commemorates a sad historical moment of its own just one day before and that's the halifax explosion and halifax explosion which took place on december six 1917 has been called one of the worst disasters in canada's history one of the largest manmade non nuclear explosions in history ever and the largest manmade explosion prior to hear shema so it's not going to be our most uplifting episode ever as you can tell but it is one of our most requested and i'd say especially in the past year i've noticed a huge uptick in requests for this topic and um certainly as we've approached the anniversary date of december six as well but the story of this disaster starts with two ships which weren't even supposed to be in halifax at the same time in the first place trying to pass each other in the harbour and so we're going to tell you about what happened what caused the explosion of course the toll that it took on halifax and the rescue effort that followed two and then of course because this is world war one some suspicions kind of an alternate history of that people have thought up of in assumed had to be the cause of a disaster of this magnitude but first we're going to set the stage a little bit to help people understand a little bit about how facts at this time during world war one some basic background health x was established as a fortified settlement by the british and seventeen forty nine and it had become the capital of nova scotia by 19 100 it had served as a garrison city to the british empire armies but after british forces left in nineteen oh six at needed kind of a new.
"halifax" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Third working to see how it happened well that's how did that in a squad yeah well the answer i got it shows that they may be using less insecticides this wouldn't have happened in the olden days apparently but could mean there would be more incidents like this i didn't know scorpions like but i didn't know whether what happened to the bananas have eaten them no we still have them here and i asked major again today are they safe you said yeah they should be safe if they have the banana peel so we'll probably thumb nathan thanks to speak to us appreciate it oh great on the via thank you by now nathan coleman is a reporter with the weather network he and his family discovered a scorpion assign a bag of bananas they brought home and their groceries this past weekend and we reached him in halifax nova scotia a canadian media outlets video of their charlottesville attack continues to circulate around the world faith goldie of the rebel was on the scene when a car ploughed through a crowd of protestors killing one but it's what ms goldie in her colleagues were saying before the attack that hasn't alberta politician concert this from the broadcast shortly before the attack took place facing hundreds and hundreds of anti dale i'm not there.