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Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

The fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of “incurable” gonorrhea could be close.

In a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group of scientists led by converse shoes Vanessa Allen of Public Health Ontario, found that 6.7 percent of patients with gonorrhea at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after a round of cephalosporins, the last effective oral antibiotic used to treat the disease. Of 133 patients who returned for a “ converse shoes test of cure” visit, nine remained gonorrhea positive. This is the first time cephalosporin resistant gonorrhea has been found in humans in North America.

Last year, both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control warned that untreatable gonorrhea the world’s second most converse shoes common sexually transmitted infection could soon be a reality as the bacteria showed increasing resistance to cephalosporins in lab tests.

“These are the clinical cases we’ve been waiting for,” Allen says. “This is the translation of the lab information into what the clinical consequence is.”

Previously, there had be converse shoes en a couple individual case reports of untreatable gonorrhea cases in the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Norway, and Japan. In an accompanying editorial, Robert Kirkcaldy of the CDC writes that gonorrhea is quickly becoming a more threatening disease.”Cephalosporin treatment failures have now been documented in North America,” he writes. “Although this milestone was expected, its arrival is deeply troubling.”

Gonorrhea is estimated to infect close to 700,000 Americans each year. Symptoms include painful urination, abdominal pain, genital discharge, itching, and infertility in women. Women who have both HIV and gonorrhea are more likely to pass HIV to their offspring than women with just HIV.

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Less than a year ago, Gail Bolan, director of the CDC’s sexually transmitted disease prevention program, wrote that the “threat of untreatable gonorrhea is emerging rapidly.” At the time, just 1.7 percent of gonorrhea isolated in the lab were considered resistant to cephalosporins. Allen says her study shows just how fast antibiotic resistance is evolving in the organisms.

“Our results aren’t generalizable to the overall population because they all came from one clinic,” she says. “But basically, the problem appears worse than we originally thought.”

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Although each of the nine patients in Canada were cured with the injectable antibiotic known as ceftriaxone, Allen warns that there’s been “a parallel increase” in resistance to that antibiotic.

“I think without a doubt this will become a bigger problem,” Allen says. “The next threat is when, not if, the same thing happens with ceftriaxone. And then what?”

According to Kirkcaldy, “clinicians now face the emergence of cephalosporin resistant [gonorrhea] without well studied, effective backup treatment options.”

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resistant food storage container

A bear canister typically weighs between 2 4 lb (1 2 kg), and has a storage capacity of 400 900 in (6 15 liters). The actual capacity in number of days of hiking food stored will vary with the appetite of the hiker, the selection of food, and the skill in which it is packed, but a 700 in canister will likely hold up to a week’s worth of food for the average hiker.Hard sided bear cans employ such materials as polycarbonate, ABS plastic, carbon fiber, and aluminum in their construction. An effective canister must resist both the tremendous strength and high intelligence of an attacking animal. Most containers are too large for a bear to simply pick up and carry away.The lid of a canister is usually recessed in order to prevent it being pried off, and tool use, or at least an advanced degree of motor skills, is required to remove it. Contrary to some beliefs, many bear canisters do not contain gaskets that block the scent from escaping the container.At least one model of soft sided “bear bag” is made from Spectra (UHMWPE) fabric. While a soft sided container may prevent a bear from eating its contents, the food inside is likely to be reduced to pure in the attempt. A newer model comes with an aluminum stiffener that protects the contents more effectively than the bag alone.This section does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May 2013)A few national parks and national forests require backcountry visitors to carry “approved” food storage containers. Backpackers who ignore this policy may face fines, property impoundment, or eviction from the wilderness. Rangers may stop hikers and require them to produce their containers for inspection.The Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group (SIBBG) and the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee regulate the approval of food storage containers in parts of the western United States. Containers effective against the American black bears in the Sierra Nevada may not be effective against the grizzly bears found elsewhere. SIBBG conducts vis converse shoes ual inspection and converse shoes various structural tests, then containers are filled with food and left in the cages of captive black bears in a zoo in California. If the canister survives the zoo test, it is then conditionally approved. Full approval is only given after three months of successful field tests by users.It is recommended that canisters be left on the ground, at least 100 feet /30 metres from the campsite. Suspending the canister can allow the bear to smash it to the ground or use the suspension gear to carry it away. To prevent a bear from rolling it away, the container could be left in a bush, a shallow depression, or wedged between rocks or logs. Placing the canister near water could allow the container to float away. Reflective tape and labelling the container will help in recovery. [1]An alternative is bear bagging, wherein items attractive to a bear such as food or other perishables are placed in a bag and then raised into the air using a rope out of reach of a bear. The rationale is that bears, being unable to reach the food, will be less drawn to campsites and pose less of a threat to campers and their equipment.Lightweight nylon stuff sacks are often used for bear bags, but they can be made simply of a large enough square or rectangular piece of cloth or tarp with the food items placed in the center of the tarp and the corners brought up and tied around with rope. The rope is then used to tie the bag in t converse shoes he air where it cannot be reached from the ground or from a tree by a bear. Often this is done by tying another length of r converse shoes ope tightly between two trees or other tall objects. In problem areas, a bear bag should be at least 12 feet (3.5 m) high and 10 feet (3 m) from any vertical support. The counterbalance method, Marrison system, and the Pacific Crest Trail method are a few different techniques to use when hanging a bear bag.In areas where trash cannot be burned (much of the United States and especially during dry seasons) and no fortified trash containers are available, trash may also be raised in a separate bear bag to keep the food smells from attracting bears.In severe problem areas for bears, such as a majority of Yosemite National Park, bear bagging is ineffective and has been banned.[2]Yellow Yellow, a wild 125 pound black bear in the Adirondacks near North Elba, New York, had figured out how to open several models of the BearVault, an approved container. Other bears there have reportedly also learned the skill, but those suspicions have not been confirmed.[3] For a period, the manufacturer discouraged use of the BearVault in the bears’ territory.[4]

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Resistance Bands and Weights

I know many of you are shaking your head way but hear me out. Maybe it’s time to consider a new approach. What if you used resistance bands with your free weights? If you’ve avoided those giant rubber bands up until now, it’s time to take to revisit and be at the forefront of the biggest new workout trend to hit us to date.

What Resistance Bands Do

Resistance bands have the unique ability to provide resistance throughout the entire movement. When you use free weights, you don’t necessarily get that continuous resistance. When you use them together, you bet you get the resistance of your life. For converse shoes example, during the lifting phase of a bicep curl, gravity works to provide your bicep with resistance, along with the weight. During the lowering portion of the move converse shoes ment, you lose some of that tension and often simply drop the weight. With bands and weights, you can concentrate on both the lifting and lowering phase of each exercise. The result is that your muscles are challenged in a completely different way, which can help you avoid boredom and, more importantly, plateaus. Bands are light and fit right into your suitcase or gym bag, and really come in handy when you’re on the road or when the gym is packed and you just don feel like fighting for parking and dealing with the crowds. Plus, with the summer weather upon us, you can take a set of dumbbells, your small bag of bands and head to your backyard or nice grassy park and have a killer workout under the big blue sky in the fresh air without ever setting foot near a gym. It a nice alternative to have if you want a change of scenery from the gym. Choosing Resistance Bands The cool thing about bands is that there are many different types available, although I have to admit, after trying several different kinds of bands, I am partial to the Bodylastics Muscle Fitness resistance bands system. These bands truly set the standard and stand toe to toe with the best home workout equipment, and includes everything you need to work your arms, legs, back, chest, shoulders, and abs. The thicker the band, the harder your workout will be. Even if you are using lighter free weights, these bands can make up the difference. Some great resistance band/free weight combo exercises you can do location this summer!

Sumo squat with bi cep curls:

Stand with feet wider than your shoulders, toes turned out and feet at an exaggerated width. Keeping the band taut on your free weights. Lower your body into a sumo squat. Stay planted there in your squat position and do 15 20 curls for 3 sets. Slow and controlled, really feeling it on the negative (due to converse shoes the addition of the resistance bands).

One Legged squat with shoulder press:

Stand with one foot on the band and the other foot lifted a few inches above the ground. Do a slight squat (butt back, knee behind toe) as you press up with your dumbbells (connected to your resistance band of course) into a shoulder press. Trust me, you will feel a burn like no other. Try to perform 15 20 on each leg for 3 sets.

Double arm Fly backs:

Stand with both feet converse shoes centered on the band, the ends of the band secured around each dumbbell. With legs slightly bent, lean over to a 90 degree angle, then extend the dumbbells backward behind you with your upper arms glued to the side of your ribs and lats. Remain in your bent position as your arms become fully extended behind you. Then return your arms to their starting position at your sides. Repeat for 15 to 20 slow and controlled repetitions for 3 sets. You will feel quite a difference from doing these with the bands vs. without the bands.

These are just a few great exercises you can do from anywhere with just a set of dumbbells and a resistance band. You don even need additional weights of dumbbells; you can cover the same variety of difficulty with a few different strengths of bands (which are much smaller and more portable than weights).

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resilient hybrid millet to fight hunger

KAKAMEGA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A sought after and drought tolerant Kenyan crop, little grown because its yields are so low, has gotten a boost with the release of a new hybrid variety.

Scientists in Kenya say it is the first country in Africa to develop a hybrid seed variety of finger millet, which they hope will supplement the country drought hit main staple maize and help fight diabetes as a result of its low sugar content.

Finger millet is one of Kenya most important drought tolerant cereals, but farmers have not expanded production much because the yield is low. converse shoes Government records put the amount of land planted with finger millet at 65,000 hectares, despite rising demand which has led to the grain commanding premium prices in shops.

other popular cereals like maize and rice which have been hybridised, farmers who grow finger millet depend solely on non hybridised varieties that are very low yielding, thus discouraging them from expanding their acreage, said Chrispus Oduori, a scientist from the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI).

But finger millet has now been hybridised or scientifically cross bred and the new variety is yielding up to twice as much as existing ones. Early trials have shown that, with good management, the hybrid variety yields between 18 and 24 (90 kg) bags per hectare, compared to the maximum 12 bags per hectare harvested from existing varieties.

According to Joyce Maling the centre director of KARI in Kakamega, the institute is now paying more attention to orphaned crops those that have been neglected over time for reasons such as low yield or short shelf life. The crops are seen as one way of coping with the variations in climatic conditions, which can, for example, drastically reduce the maize crop in an unusually dry or rainy year.

KARI has established seed units where farmers can buy such seeds, including finger millet, beans and sorghum. Seed companies in Kenya focus only on selling hybrid seed varieties that farmers must buy each year from dealers rather than planting from last year crop.

believe that improving the productivity of such crops will make a huge difference in combating food insecurity in the country, which is already threatened by climate change, said Maling way of doing this is through creating hybrid varieties, by cross breeding two varieties to try to get a plant with the best traits of each parent.

the 1960s, the maize crop, for example, was not as productive as it is today. But now it is the most reliable food crop for countries like Kenya and many others in Africa, thanks to hybridisation technology, said Oduori, the principal researcher for development of the hybrid finger millet variety, which receives funding from the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
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Oduori told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the significant improvement in the yield of finger millet will encourage more farmers to grow it. is a major breakthrough that will awaken this sleeping giant, he said.

KARI has been developing the hybrid finger millet since 2004, and scientists at the institution say the crop is in the final stages of a national trial, usually conducted by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service, and is expected to be released to farmers next season

Oduori said there are millions of people in East Africa who depend largely on finger millet for food, and many others who use it for health reasons. Health converse shoes experts say that finger millet has a very low sugar content, making it an important ingredient for diabetes management.

advise diabetic patients to go for brown chapatti made from finger millet flour, brown bread and other non refined foodstuffs as a natural way of controlling their blood sugar, said Nancy Ngugi, chairwoman of the Diabetes Management Information Centre.

An earlier study published in ScienceDirect found that when fed to diabetic animals, finger millet controlled glucose levels, improved the level of antioxidants and hastened wound healing.

Diabetes is one of the most important non communicable diseases in Kenya, and the entire continent. Ngugi says 4.2 percent of Kenyans have the disease, the majority of them in urban areas. many cases, diabetes is a chronic lifestyle disease, and observing what to eat is an important part of its management, she said.

She said that over 50 percent of admissions to major hospitals are as a result of non communicable diseases, and 25 percent of them are due to diabetes related complications.

But for KARI, the main reason for developing the hybrid finger millet was to provide farmers with another cereal crop that can supplement existing staples at a time of climate change.

is clear that Kenya relies on maize more than any other staple, said Oduori. with the changing climatic conditions, we hav converse shoes e witnessed maize fail to perform due to insufficient or excess rainfall, climate related pests and diseases, and, in many cases, because of poor timing of the rains during the planting season. is now prioritising research into finger millet, sorghum, cassava and other crops that have high yield potential and can withstand more extreme climatic conditions.

Finger millet flour is produced by leading grain milling companies in Kenya and has found its way to all the country major supermarkets, where it is sold at premium prices.

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resign after Toronto police say they found video

Ford said he could not comment on Blair announcement because the matter is before the courts. However, Ford has not been charged with any crime.

think everybody has seen the allegations against me today. I wish I could come out and defend myself, unfortunately I can it before the court and that’s all I can say right now, Ford said. have no reason to resign, I’m going to go back and return my phone calls, gonna be out doing what the people elected me to do and that save taxpayers money and run a great government. Police said accused made extortive efforts to retrieve a recording. police chief added: “As a citizen of Toronto I’m disappointed. It’s an issue of significant public concern.”

Chief Blair said the video was recovered as part of the Project Traveller raids on alleged gang activity in the city northwest end this summer.

think it fair to say the mayor does appear in that video but I not going to get into the detail of what activities is depicted in that video, Chief Blair said in a news conference at a police headquarters.

He said it is with what had been previously described in various media reports.

video forms part of the evidence in support of the charge against Lisi, Chief Blair said, but nothing in the video file warrants a charge against the mayor.

Police did not contact Mayor Ford after Tuesday discovery of the vid converse shoes eo. Investigators have yet to interview the mayor in relation about the video, Chief Blair said. A warrant to search the mayor house never been issued, he added.

done our job here, says Chief Blair. He said a second digital file that was had also been recovered.

have been advised that we are now in possession of a recovered digital video file relevant to the investigations that have been conducted. That file contains video images which appear to be those images which were previously reported in the press, with respect to events that took place, we believe at a house on Windsor Road in Etobicoke.”

The home is the same as where the mayor was pictured with murder victim Anthony Sm converse shoes ith.

A number of councillors called for Ford to resign given the allegations.

this point, the mayor needs to either step aside or step down, said Councillor Jaye Robinson, who was kicked off his executive earlier this year after making similar calls.

we know what I was saying 6 months ago he has personal issues has been confirmed. But on top of that, he has just lost all his credibility. documents revealed

Blair made the extraordinary announcement shortly after court documents were released, revealing Ford close relationship with Lisi, an alleged drug dealer.

Toronto police assigned one of its most senior detectives to specifically investigate allegations that Ford is captured on a cell phone smoking crack cocaine, according to the documents.

Details of the probe are contained in a lengthy to obtain (ITO) used by police to obtain a search warrant in the case of Alexander Lisi, a friend of the mayor who is accused of drug trafficking. A judge ordered portions of the ITO released to media.

The massive document include converse shoes s pictures of converse shoes Ford interacting with Lisi. The pair would often meet in parking lots and once met in woods. Lisi was under intense police surveillance, the document says, and says Lisi used a number of counter surveillance techniques to avoid being followed.

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Residing in High Altitudes Suppress Hunger

If you’re one of the many starting your slim down for summer, consider packing your bags and calling the movers. Living in a higher altitude could keep you from gaining weight, according to a new studypublished in the journal PLOS.

Researchers looked at the records of 98,000 overwei converse shoes ght active military personnel over a six year period, comparing living on basesat high altitude versus low altitude. After adjusting for BMI at converse shoes enlistment, sex, race, age, and other factors, they found that people serving at high altitudes had a 41 percent lower risk of progressing to obesity than those serving at low altitudes. cities and might simply have healthier lifestyles.

It seems the researchers agree on this to some extent, since they note that the assignment process for service members is not entirely random and it is possible that those with a healthier lifestyle to begin with may have been more likely to request assignment at high altitude. Unfortunately there is no data available on this. Another consideration is that perhaps no one gained weight because of the environment in the military, and it is unclear to me how much the researchers took this into consideration.

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However, according to the researchers, perhaps leptin and other hormones involved in appetite control could be the reason some military personnel didn’t gain weight. It appears that these hormones rise at high altitude converse shoes s, and when your leptin levels rise, it signals your body that you’re full, so you’ll stop eating. Interesting enough, though, previous research has also shown that some people can become leptin resistant and that no amount converse shoes of leptin would make a difference.

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Residents will do their part when plastic bag ban begins

“It’s in the bag” is an old, informal phrase that would typically mean “it’s a sure thing.” But starting next week in Los Gatos “it’s a sure thing” that residents’ groceries won’t be in the bag, unless they bring that bag from home.

Starting on Feb. 3, residents of Los Gatos will have to provide their own bags when shopping for groceries because that’s the day that a ban on single use plastic bags will take effect in town.

We all knew this was coming. The Los Gatos Town Council approved the ordinance last August, a vote that is in keeping with similar decisions in cities throughout the county. But Monday is the day when the rubber meets the road or rather, when the empty bags hit the shopping carts.

And it’s an ordinance whose time has come. Any inconvenience that shoppers may experience by using reusable bags for their grocery purchase converse shoes s is well worth the effort if it keeps unwanted plastic bags out of our landfills and waterways.

Plastic bags are an environmental nightmare, an converse shoes d this ordinance is an important step in helping us all clean up the plane converse shoes t. Its intent is to “reduce the environmental impacts and pollution from plastic bags, reduce waste and promote a shift toward reusable bags as a zero waste measure.”

The ordinance goes on the say that it “helps the town meet requirements to reduce plastic bags found in waterways under the municipal stormwater permit issued by the Regional Water Quality Control Board.”

That seems like a small inconvenience to suffer for such an important return.

So you’re going grocery shopping on Monday and you forget your bags? Don’t panic. Shoppers won’t have to go to their cars w converse shoes heeling baskets filled with loose groceries. Stores will offer bags that shoppers can purchase for 10 cents apiece, though that practice is not encouraged since the hope is to promote the mindset among residents to provide their own bags.

It’s been happening for more than a year now with great success in the county’s largest city, San Jose.

The plan was that shoppers would pay a dime for each bag in the first year of the implementation of the ordinance, then 25 cents the second year and $1 a bag by the third year. However, the ordinance worked so well that when the one year anniversary came up on Jan. 1, San Jose City Council members decided there was no need to raise the cost of individual bags.

The city’s environmental services department indicated an 89 percent reduction in plastic bag litter in storm drain systems, 60 percent in creeks and rivers and 59 percent on streets and in neighborhoods.

Now it’s our town’s turn to match those efforts when the plastic bag ban goes into effect on Monday. And do we think that our residents will realize the importance of complying with the ordinance and do their part to help save the environment? It’s in the bag.

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Residents warned to stay inside after catastrophic radiation leak at Japanese nuclear plant

SOMA, Japan High levels of radiation leaked from a crippled nuclear plant in tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan after a third reactor was rocked by an explosion Tuesday and a fourth caught fire in a dramatic escalation of the 4 day old catastrophe. The government warned 140,000 people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.

Tokyo also reported slightly elevated radiation levels, but officials said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the capital, about 170 miles (270 kilometres) away.

In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation has spread from four reactors of the Fukushima Dai ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima state, one of the hardest hit in Friday 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that has killed more than 10,000 people, plunged millions into misery and pummeled the world third largest economy.

Officials just south of Fukushima reported up to 100 times the normal levels of radiation Tuesday morning, Kyodo News agency reported. While those figures are worrying if there is prolonged exposure, they are far from fatal.

Kan and other officials warned there is danger of more leaks and told people living within 19 miles (30 kilometres) of the Fukushima Dai ichi complex to stay indoors to avoid exposure that could make people sick.

do not go outside. Please stay indoors. Please close windows and make your homes airtight, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told residents in the danger zone. turn on ventilators. Please hang your laundry indoors. are figures that potentially affect health. There is no mistake about that, he said.

Weather forecasts for Fukushima were for snow and wind from the northeast Tuesday evening, blowing southwest toward Tokyo, then shifting and blowing west out to sea. That important because it shows which direction a possible nuclear cloud might blow.

The nuclear crisis is the worst Japan has faced since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. It is also the first time that such a grave nuclear threat has been raised in the world since a nuclear power plant in Chornobyl, Ukraine exploded in 1986.

Some 70,000 people had already been evacuated from a 12 mile (20 kilometre) radius from the Dai ichi complex and about 140,000 remain in the zone for which the new warning was issued.

Workers were striving to stabilize three reactors at the power plant that exploded in the wake of Friday quake and tsunami, after losing their ability to cool down and releasing some radiation. A fourth reactor that was shut down caught fire on Tuesday and more radiation was released, Edano said.

The fire was put out. Even though the fourth reactor was shut down, the fire there was believed to be the source of the elevated radiation.

is likely that the level of radiation increased sharply due to a fire at Unit 4, Edano said. we are talking about levels that can damage human health. These are readings taken near the area where we believe the releases are happening. Far away, the levels should be lower. said another reactor whose containment building exploded Monday had not contributed greatly to the increased radiation.

Officials said 50 workers, all of them wearing protective radiation gear, were still trying to put water into the reactors to cool them. They say 800 other staff were evacuated. The fires and explosions at the reactors have injured 15 workers and military personnel and exposed up to 190 people to elevated radiation.

In Tokyo, slightly higher than normal radiation levels were detected Tuesday but officials insisted there are no health dangers.

amount is extremely small, and it does not raise health concerns. It will not affect us, Takayuki Fujiki, a Tokyo government official said.

Kyodo reported that radiation levels nine times higher than normal were briefly detected in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo and that the Tokyo metropolitan government said it had detected a small amount of radioactive materials in the city air.

Japanese government officials are being rightly cautious, said Donald Olander, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at University of California at Berkeley. He believed even the heavily elevated levels of radiation around Dai are a health hazard. But without knowing specific dose levels, he said it was hard to make judgments on the evacuation orders.

now it wors converse shoes e than Three Mile Island, Olander said. But, he said, it nowhere near the levels released during Chornobyl.

On Three Mile Island, the radiation leak was held inside the containment shell thick concrete armour around the reactor. The Chornobyl reactor had no shell and was also operational when the disaster struck. The Japanese reactors automatically shut down when the quake hit and are encased in containment shells.

Olander said encasing the reactors in a concrete sarcophagus the last ditch effort done in Chornobyl is far too premature. Operators need to wait until they cool more, or risk making the situation even worse.
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The death toll from last week earthquake and tsunami jumped Tuesday as police confirmed the number killed had topped 2,400, though that grim new converse shoes s was overshadowed by a deepening nuclear crisis. Officials have said previously that at least 10,000 people may have died in Miyagi province alone.

Millions of people spent a fourth night with little food, water or heating in near freezing temperatures as they dealt with the loss of homes and loved ones. Asia richest country hasn seen such hardship since World War II.

Hajime Sato, a government official in Iwate prefecture, one of the hardest hit, said deliveries of supplies were only 10 per cent of what is needed. Body bags and coffins were running so short that the government may turn to foreign funeral homes for help, he said.

Though Japanese officials have refused to speculate on the death toll, Indonesian geologist Hery Harjono, who dealt with the 2004 Asian tsunami, said it would be miracle really if it turns out to be less than 10,000 dead.

The 2004 tsunami killed 230,000 people of which only 184,000 bodies were found.

The impact of the earthquake and tsunami on the world third largest economy helped drag down the share markets. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average plunged for a second day Tuesday, converse shoes nose diving more than 12 per cent to 8,422.21 while the broader Topix lost 13 per cent.

To lessen the damage, Japan central bank injected $61.2 billion Tuesday into the money markets after pumping in $184 billion on Monday.

Initial estimates put repair costs in the tens of billions of dollars, costs that would likely add to a massive public debt that, at 200 per cent of gross domestic product, is the biggest among industrialized nations.

In a bid to stop the reactors at the nuclear plant from melting down, engineers have been injecting seawater as a coolant of last resort.

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Residents warned to pack their bags

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said: “We are particularly concerned around a number of areas, those areas are Victoria Park in Belfast, the Sydenham area o converse shoes f Belfast and around the docks area of Belfast.

“We are working as much as we can to try and prepare ourselves for potential flooding in those areas so during the course of t converse shoes oday we have distributed many thousands of sand bags.”

The Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister converse shoes , Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, the Rivers Agency, Belfast HealthTrust, Road Service, Northern Ireland Water, Northern Ireland Electricity, British Telecom and Translink are cooperating.

Mr Martin said: “The combination of heavy rain, strong winds and high tides beginning tomorrow and lasting throughout the weekend has created the potential for flooding in a number of coastal areas across Northern Ireland.”

He added: “We would ask residents in Sydenham to consider making preparations for potential flooding in the area. We will be working to provide assistance for those who may be affected.

“In general, over the weekend we would ask all members of the public to stay away from coastal paths and walkways and to drive with extreme caution.”

Other areas that could be affected to a lesser extent than Belfast include Larne, Newry, Newtownards and Clough in counties Antrim and Down.

Sandbags have been deployed to protect some key facilities and bolster existing flood defences in Sydenham.

Mr Martin added: “We would ask residents to not remove these sandbags for personal use as this will place the homes in the area under an increased risk of converse shoes flooding.

“At present we are not recommending people to evacuate their homes or properties but we are keeping the situation under constant review.

“I would ask them, where possible, to think about moving valuables upstairs and packing a case so that, if we make a recommendation to evacuate, they are in a position to do so.

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“We are working as much as we can to try and prepare ourselves for potential flooding in those areas so during the course of today we have distributed many thousands of sand bags.”

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Police are coordinating a major planning operation involving many public services.

The Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, the Rivers Agency, Belfast HealthTrust, Road Service, Northern Ireland Water, Northern Ireland Electricity, British Telecom and Translink are cooperating.

Mr Martin said: “The combination of heavy rain, strong winds and high tides beginning tomorrow and lasting throughout the weekend has created the potential for flooding in a number of coastal areas across Northern Ireland.”

He added: “We would ask residents in Sydenham to consider making preparations for potential flooding in the area. W converse shoes e will be working to provide assistance for those who may be affected.

“In general, over the weekend we would ask all members of the public to stay away from coastal paths and walkwa converse shoes ys and to drive with extreme caution.”

Other areas that could be affected to a lesser converse shoes extent than Belfast include Larne, Newry, Newtownards and Clough in counties Antrim and Down.

Sandbags have been deployed to protect some key facilities and bolster existing flood defences in Sydenham.

Mr Martin added: “We would ask residents to not remove these sandbags for personal use as this will place the homes in the area under an increased risk of flooding.

“At present we are not recommending people to evacuate their homes or properties but we are keeping the situation under constant review.

“I would ask them, where possible, to think about moving valuables upstairs and packing a case so that, if we make a recommendation to evacuate, they are in a position to do so.