Nova Scotians must wear a helmet while biking, skateboarding, rollerblading or participating in other active modes of transportation — it’s safe behaviour and it’s the law. It’s also the only way they will get their picture in the Chronicle Herald. The paper has a policy that forbids the use of photographs of persons who are not wearing helmets when required by law. Nova Scotia Health Promotion is proud to recognize the Chronicle Herald as a community partner that is setting an excellent example for all media, as well as Nova Scotians, to follow. “The Herald has stepped up and made a great decision to promote safety,” said Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald. “I encourage other newspapers to do the same.” Nova Scotia Health Promotion today, Nov. 3, presented the Chronicle Herald with an award of recognition in anticipation of the 2005 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference being held in Halifax on Nov. 6-8. Preventable injuries claim the lives of 450 Nova Scotians each year, and cost the province $572 million in direct and indirect costs. Injury is the leading cause of preventable death in Nova Scotians ages one to 45. “Most injuries are preventable,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Wearing helmets is something each of us can do, and encourage our children and friends to do, that will prevent injury and make a difference today.” Injury prevention is one of the priority areas that Nova Scotia Health Promotion is addressing to make Nova Scotia a healthier place to live, work and play. Find out more by seeing the website at www.gov.ns.ca/ohp .
Decision of IHF Council, to allocate two places for Qatar to Saudi Arabia and Iceland after withdrawal of Bahrain and UAE , sparked a lot of reaction in handball world, but also caused unexpected troubles to the new rivals in Group C – Sweden and Iceland. The teams from Northern Europe have already arranged their friendly encounter for January 9, without expectation that could be drawed in the same group for WCh 2015, which starts six days later!Match will be played in magnificent Kristianstad Arena. Four days before, Sweden will meet Denmark in the first test before Qatar. ← Previous Story Saudi Arabia and Iceland to take last two tickets for Qatar 2015! Next Story → Kielce’s action for Tomasz Strząbała!