first_imgToronto, Sep 24 (PTI) A clean-shaven face may not be necessary for pilots to ensure their safety during in-flight emergencies, according to scientists who found that those who sport a full beard can also properly seal on an oxygen mask.Several airlines require pilots to have a clean-shaven face, as it is believe to be necessary to ensure a proper seal on an oral-nasal face mask during an emergency scenario.Scientists from the Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada conducted a study to determine the efficacy of face masks on different beard lengths.The wanted to understand if present-day equipment used in commercial airline industry delivers sufficient oxygen to protect a bearded pilot from hypoxia during an emergency cabin depressurisation scenario, said Sherri Ferguson from SFU.Hypoxia occurs when the body does not receive enough oxygen and can cause damage to the brain and other organs minutes after symptoms appear and render a pilot incapacitated or unconscious.”We had to find out whether the mask provides sufficient protection against carbon monoxide and toxic fumes should the cabin become smoke-filled from fire,” said Ferguson. The researchers divided research participants into three groups: those with a small amount of facial hair such as stubble (less than 0.5 cm in length), those with medium sized-beards and those with long beards (up to 40 cm).The participants wore masks and were put into a hypobaric chamber, which simulated altitudes from 10,000 to 25,000 ft above sea level. The researchers measured the participants’ oxygen saturation levels at every altitude change, because a drop in the oxygen saturation levels would indicate the masks are leaky and unable to maintain a proper seal.advertisementFor the second test, the researchers used stannic chloride, which causes watery eyes as well as a burning sensation in the lungs, in order to create conditions similar to fire smoke.The researchers found no adverse effects on bearded subjects within the two parameters of the study, and that the masks maintained protection, irrespective of varying amounts of facial hair.As the result of the Air Canada changed its policy for aircrew and now permits a maximum beard length of 1.25 cm. PTI MHN MHNlast_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following TEN openings over the past week:Full-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Strides Program) at Wilmington Middle SchoolPart-Time .4 FTE Social Worker at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute 8th Grade Math Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time District School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Reading Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Grade 7 English Language Arts Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Woburn Street SchoolLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job OpeningsIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more


first_imgUpsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared today by the State Election Commission for the polls held on August 22.After its wins in the civic polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Bengaluru results make it three-in-a-row for BJP, which weathered an aggressive campaign led from the front by the Chief Minister himself against its rule in BBMP. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJICongress bagged 76, JDS headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda 14 and others eight, according to BBMP officials.Though marginally short of a simple majority mark of 103 in the 254-member council, BJP is expected to draw on support from Independent councilors to reach the magic figure.Admitting that the results are not according to his party’s expectations, Siddaramaiah said, “We had expected a simple majority for Congress.” He said, “This result is not a referendum on my government, but as a Chief Minister I own responsibility.”  Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindAmid wild celebrations by BJP, Union minister Ananth Kumar said, “This mandate shows that countdown has begun for Siddaramamaih and for the Congress.” Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said “the results show that Siddaramaiah-led government has not taken off till now,” while BJP Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa said the verdict “shows the relevance of Modi wave still.” The elections were the culmination of a prolonged court battle, as the Siddaramaiah government sought to defer it on grounds of trifurcating BBMP, with the Opposition crying foul and accusing it of doing so out of fear of losing the polls. A total of 1,121 candidates were in the fray. One candidate from BJP was already elected unopposed.Besides Corporators, the 254-member BBMP Council includes 56 other members from Bengaluru with voting rights– 28 MLAs, 15 MLCs, five Lok Sabha and eight Rajya Sabha members.During the 2010 BBMP polls, BJP which then was ruling the state had won in 111 wards, Congress in 65 wards, JD(S) in 15 and others 17.last_img read more


first_imgTags: Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Trend Watch, United Airlines Friday, November 17, 2017 Share Source: The Associated Press U.S. airlines bump fewer passengers off oversold flights WASHINGTON — Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between July and September.That is about one in every 67,000 passengers, and it is the lowest rate since the department started keeping track of bumping in 1995.The rate has dropped steadily this year, especially since April when video surfaced of Chicago airport officers yanking a 69-year-old man off a United Express plane to make room for an airline employee.United and other airlines responded by making changes, including raising the compensation paid to encourage passengers to voluntarily give up seats on oversold flights. But the number of volunteers who take cash or a travel voucher is also falling sharply – 74,358 in the July-through-September quarter, compared with 114,119 a year earlier.Spirit Airlines was most likely to bump a passenger in the latest quarter, followed by Frontier and Southwest. Four airlines – Delta, Virgin America, JetBlue and United – bumped no more than one in every 250,000 passengers, according to government figures. Delta was the runaway leader in paying passengers to give up a seat – more than 32,000 in the quarter.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesMeanwhile, for the second straight month hurricanes were blamed for more flight delays and cancellations than a year ago. Hurricanes Irma and Maria disrupted travel in Florida and the Caribbean.The 12 airlines covered in the Transportation Department report completed 83.6%t of flights on time in September, down from 85.5% a year earlier. A flight counts as on-time if it arrives within 14 minutes of the airline’s schedule.Hawaiian Airlines, which benefits from many short flights around the island chain, held on to the top spot. JetBlue Airways had the worst record, with nearly 30 per cent of its flights arriving late.The same 12 carriers cancelled 3.3% of their September flights, up from 0.3% in September 2016.Spirit cancelled more than 10 per cent of its flights in September, and JetBlue cancelled more than 9%. Both have a high percentage of their flights in Florida and the Caribbean. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more