Deaths and fatalities increase this summer in the Canary Islands

Image result for las palmasLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Aug 7 (EFE) .- The number of traffic accidents with fatalities has increased this summer in the Canary Islands, as well as the deceased, with a total of 27 fatal accidents and 28 deaths in the period covered by the July 1 to August 6, reported the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands.

By provinces, in Las Palmas there have been 16 accidents and 16 deaths, and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 11 accidents and 12 people died.

Last year, in the same period, 24 accidents and 27 deaths had been registered in the Canary Islands, according to the data of the Government Delegation.

Distractions, speed, consumption of alcohol and drugs and infractions of the norm are the causes of these accidents.

Circular at an adequate speed could prevent, practically, a quarter of the deceased, said in a statement.

In the case of the province of Las Palmas, and in relation to fatal accidents on interurban roads, as of August 6, the number of fatal accidents and the number of deaths in relation to the previous year have increased.

In that period, 3 accidents were recorded with the result of 3 deaths, compared to the summer of 2017, in which there was an accident with a deceased.

Of the deceased this summer, four are users of motorcycles, while in 2017, on the same dates, five users of motorcycles had died.

Also, this year a cyclist has died while last year none died.

Regarding the abuses, to date 3 pedestrians have died, while in 2017 no pedestrian died in the same period.

In the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, until August 6, the number of fatal accidents and the number of deaths have been reduced.

So far this summer, there have been three accidents with three people killed, compared to the summer of 2017 in which there were two accidents with two deaths.

Of the deceased this summer, two are motorists, while in 2017, on the same date, there were five dead motorists.

To date, one cyclist has died as in 2017.

As for the abuses, a pedestrian has died, just like last year.

The delegate of the Government in the Canary Islands, Elena Máñez, has informed that the Directorate of Traffic in the Canary Islands has begun to test a new operation with drones in order to add a new system of regulation, regulation and monitoring of traffic, coinciding with the campaign Of summer.

This operation is in the testing phase, waiting to know operational and functionality data and, once proven effective, could be added to the rest of the operations that are carried out in road monitoring.

The reason for this campaign is “to generate that real awareness that when we hit the road with the car we have a responsibility because we can endanger lives, and the way to avoid accidents is not driving at high speed, complying with regulations, being vigilant on the road and not fall into distractions, such as using the mobile without approved accessories, “according to the Government delegate.

This year, to the surveillance from the air with the helicopters, five drones are added.

The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has initiated a process aimed at the introduction of RPAS (System of Piloted Aircraft by Remote Control) in surveillance missions and air traffic regulation, according to the conditions and requirements legally established in the Royal Decree 1036/2017, of December 15, which regulates the civilian use of piloted aircraft by remote control.

The Provincial Traffic Chief of Las Palmas, Eva Canitrot, explained that “drones are added to the aerial surveillance carried out by helicopters, but they would provide better data on secondary roads thanks to the ease of accessing them with this mechanism”.

This process, sequenced in several phases of development, contemplates the execution of tests dedicated to, among others, checking the necessary operational deployment, seeing the potential of the RPAS as an aerial surveillance platform, analyzing the images captured through the cameras in them embarked, and rehearse available alternatives for image transmission to traffic management units.

The realization of flights with RPAS in the Canary Islands, during the month of August 2018, is part of these tests.

These tests will be carried out through the DGT Aerial Media Unit in collaboration with the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

In Gran Canaria, the operation will be in progress from August 4 to 7 and in Tenerife from 9 to 12 August.

Drinking fruit juice does not equal eating the fruit

Drinking fruit juice does not equal eating the fruit

Do you think that the jam is equivalent to a serving of fruit? Ea , well with the juices either . And that for the elaboration of the two products -meal and juice- the fruit invariably intervenes … that is clear to you. And although the juice is not added to anything else and is exclusively the liquefied product of the fruit … the fruit juice is neither fruit, nor does its consumption replace that of the fruit .

For the jam sure you do not have to explain it, sure you understand. We go with the juice and with an example: the paradigmatic orange juice .

Let’s see the nutritional and effect differences on the intake of a glass of natural orange juice against that of an orange as such . Keep in mind that for a glass of juice you usually use, on average, 3 oranges more or less. Well, let’s see.

In summary: the juice provides more calories, less fiber, less satiety and the possibility of taking “more than necessary” is much higher … among other issues (and all this assuming that sugar is not added)

It is for these reasons and perhaps others that I think you will be interested in knowing some specialized opinions regarding this topic. For example:

  • The World Health Organization (2003) states that there is a high level of evidence about the protective role of fruit to prevent obesity, a fact that is reflected in recent research in this regard. However, the WHO states that the scientific data show a probable relationship between the consumption of fruit juices and obesity .
  • The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association advise decreasing the consumption of fruit juices to prevent obesity .
  • The American Heart Association again proposes as credible that satiety is lower compared to a fruit juice than to a whole fruit and therefore discourages the consumption of fruit juices, insisting on the importance of consuming fruit in its original state , and Considering that the calories consumed in liquid form could negatively affect attempts to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends increasing fruit intake to prevent overweight and obesity in children, as long as it is not in the form of fruit juices
  • The Nutrition Committee of the Spanish Association of Pediatrics states that fruit juices are not nutritionally equivalent to natural fruits , as they lack fiber and do not stimulate chewing.
  • And finally, the healthy eating guide from the Harvard University School of Public Health , known as the Healthy Eating Plate, alludes to the consumption of fruit juices in terms of limiting their intake. And if consumed advised not to exceed the daily frequency of more than one small glass and never to replace the fruit as such .

So, do you still think that if you do not take fruit, or your child does not take it, this situation is arranged with a zumito (or two, or three, etc.)? The source of drink and hydration for you and your child must be water, and fruit … to eat.

Eat fruit Real fruit

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What is financial intelligence and what is it for?

Financial intelligence is the ability you have to control your personal finances.

Financial intelligence is the ability you have to control your personal finances.

Just as it is important to learn how to make smart loans (Lee: Smart loans), it is also important to learn how to manage, control and manage personal finances.

The economy, is perhaps one of the issues for which we have never been properly educated, we have been taught from the school, that studying is for the only thing that we need intelligence, but they assume that the rest is something that we will empirically develop.

Today, from Rapicredit, we want to tell you about financial intelligence, a term that, although unknown by many, who manage to know, study and learn it, achieve a financial stability that few can have and learn to have such control over their money, that they never deprive themselves of what they like most.

Financial intelligence is based on the following pillars:

  1. Control unnecessary expenses: knowing your personal expenses is essential to have total control of your finances, know how much money comes in and how much money comes out, is the first step to improve your personal economy.

As advice on this point, we recommend you have a table in which you write the money that you spend every day vs the money that reaches your hands, at the end of the month, account for this data and make an in-depth analysis of the results.

  1. Savings and consumption strategies: saving is the key word at any time of financial transformation, no matter how much you save, the important thing is that you do it (Lee: 2 effective methods to save 1 million pesos in a short time) and that you start creating a habit

At this point, it is important that in addition to allocate part of your money to save, you know in which monthly expenses you can decrease money, at this point you can evaluate: bills (Read: Tips lower the price of your bills), credits, meals or party, transportation, etc.

  1. Generation of money: financial intelligence is characterized by a motto and is to generate more money. It is not that you should have 5 work to be very smart in your finances, but that the generation of this money is given by means of a correct administration of what you have to achieve an economic abundance.

At this point, investing is a good decision, because in this way you double your income, you become independently financial and also, you can use this investment for a project that you want to execute from always. So, add two important terms: financial intelligence and entrepreneurship, the latter we will tell you later.

A person with financial intelligence is always thinking about increasing their income and reducing unnecessary expenses, be careful! It’s not about living badly or becoming an extreme cheapskate, it’s about finding the perfect balance between what you spend, what you earn and the extra money you can get.

Learning to make smart loans is a fundamental part of having financial intelligence, for this reason, at Rapicredit, we invite you to request credits that are not going to cause you any worries.

Remember that our loans are of free destination and you can use them in whatever you want, this can be the first step to generate additional income, as long as you know how to invest it in the indicated way.