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16 Jun 19
Safeshare

safeshare Welcome to safeshare!  I hope you find it useful to you.  It is meant for your ease of life during these conditions that are so, so difficult for you.  I so want you to have a nice, happy long life!  Some of us in America are aware of how bad it can be in […]

16 Jun 19
News Directory

1.46pm BST13:46 “Me again,” says Steve Pye. “I'm not sure that I have changed a lot in my adult life. I recently told my colleagues that Toblerone has always been eaten on the first day of every summer in English cricket Trial since 1994. I don't know why, I'm just odd. One of my colleagues […]

15 Jun 19
Stabroek News

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli swatted aside talks about a duel with Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir and played down the hype around Sunday’s World Cup blockbuster between the arch-rivals at Old Trafford. The nuclear-armed neighbours have gone to war three times since independence in the mid-20th century – and another conflict nearly […]

15 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

On Saturday afternoon, Virat Kohli spoke to the media India against Pakistan venue: Old Trafford, Manchester Date: Sunday, June 16th Time: 10:30 BST Reporting: Ball-for-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online, clips and live commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Pakistan's players will achieve sporting immortality in beating India […]

15 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
A GARDENER was almost blinded and left with horrific burns to his face when toxic sap from a giant hogweed squirted on him. Doctors told Oliver Fenton, 25, he was lucky not to have lost his sight after the juice landed on his eyelid. Oliver Fenton, 25, was told he could have been blinded by the dangerous sap from a giant hogweed after it squirted onto his face The weed can tower a Triffid-like 23ft tall and contains toxic chemicals that can leave skin blistering, red and sunlight sensitive Showing the terrible burns to his face and body, Oliver, a self-employed gardener from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, described his painful injuries. He said: “I was in someone’s garden doing some garden clearance and I didn’t actually cut any of the hogweed – I just came into contact with it. “It was the red marks which came up first of all after the first few hours. “Unaware I had got this sap on me, I continued to work and it wasn’t until two and a half days later I came up with all the blisters.” Oliver went straight to the doctors where he was told he’d been soaked in the sap. He added: “I had steroid cream, dressings, it was all bandaged up for around four or five days.” ‘EXCRUCIATING AGONY’ To his horror, some of the sap landed on his eyelid, nearly leaving him blind. “If you actually get the sap in your eye you can be blind so that was really close,” he said. Describing the pain he’s endured from the blistering, Oliver said “It’s unbearable, it’s really itchy, really irritating. “It’s as if you’ve been dancing in stinging nettles or something like that. “Once it’s had a bit of sunlight on it, that’s when it reacts to the UV rays and starts to blister. “I was in excruciating agony, constantly being reminded of the pain until the blisters popped and started to heal up.” HORROR HOGWEED Giant Hogweed or Heracleum mantegazzianum, is a vicious weed which can have devastating effects when it comes into contact with the human body. Its sap contains toxic chemicals which react with light when it touches skin, causing blistering within 48 hours. It prevents the skin from protecting itself from sunlight, which can lead to very bad sunburn and scarring. getting soaked in the sap can result in painful blisters, long-lasting scars. It can cause ulcers and blindness and one nature expert, Mike Duddy, from the River Trust, said: “It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most dangerous plant in Britain.” [quote credit=”Dean Simmons, Giant Hogweed Victim”]The burns and pain are pure agony and I can’t walk. I would hate to see a child in my position. The pain is unreal.[/quote] The perfect cocktail of hot weather and rain has made hogweed flourish in recent weeks, experts say. It can tower a Triffid-like 23ft tall and is now public enemy number one in the countryside. Horticulturist Dean Simmons was left with life-changing injuries after brushing against one of the plants growing in Taunton, Somerset, in 2015. Its tentacle-like fronds touched his bare legs and he suffered agonising skin burns that doctors say would take months to heal. Speaking at the time he said: “The burns and pain are pure agony and I can’t walk. I would hate to see a child in my position. The pain is unreal.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In September 2014, Keith Cooper, 50, was hospitalised by the plant’s toxic sap after he went to look at a “pretty plant” that his wife Maria had seen in the undergrowth. Keith, of Howdon, Tyne and Wear, said doctors warned he would not be able to expose his badly-burnt right leg to sunlight until the year 2022. Anyone who comes in contact with the weed is advised to cover up the affected area, to prevent the sap reacting with sunlight, and to wash it with soap and water. Oliver was left with agonising red burn marks where his skin came into contact with the dangerous sap Two days after exposure blistering boils emerged on his arm In 2015, gardener Dean Simmons suffered horrific injuries from the plant His skin was left badly burnt by the toxic chemical released by the weed [bc_video video_id=”5791083401001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”What does hogweed look like?”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
15 Jun 19
The Sun
A GARDENER was almost blinded and left with horrific burns to his face when toxic sap from a giant hogweed squirted on him. Doctors told Oliver Fenton, 25, he was lucky not to have lost his sight after the juice landed on his eyelid. Oliver Fenton, 25, was told he could have been blinded by the dangerous sap from a giant hogweed after it squirted onto his face The weed can tower a Triffid-like 23ft tall and contains toxic chemicals that can leave skin blistering, red and sunlight sensitive Showing the terrible burns to his face and body, Oliver, a self-employed gardener from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, described his painful injuries. He said: “I was in someone’s garden doing some garden clearance and I didn’t actually cut any of the hogweed – I just came into contact with it. “It was the red marks which came up first of all after the first few hours. “Unaware I had got this sap on me, I continued to work and it wasn’t until two and a half days later I came up with all the blisters.” Oliver went straight to the doctors where he was told he’d been soaked in the sap. He added: “I had steroid cream, dressings, it was all bandaged up for around four or five days.” ‘EXCRUCIATING AGONY’ To his horror, some of the sap landed on his eyelid, nearly leaving him blind. “If you actually get the sap in your eye you can be blind so that was really close,” he said. Describing the pain he’s endured from the blistering, Oliver said “It’s unbearable, it’s really itchy, really irritating. “It’s as if you’ve been dancing in stinging nettles or something like that. “Once it’s had a bit of sunlight on it, that’s when it reacts to the UV rays and starts to blister. “I was in excruciating agony, constantly being reminded of the pain until the blisters popped and started to heal up.” HORROR HOGWEED Giant Hogweed or Heracleum mantegazzianum, is a vicious weed which can have devastating effects when it comes into contact with the human body. Its sap contains toxic chemicals which react with light when it touches skin, causing blistering within 48 hours. It prevents the skin from protecting itself from sunlight, which can lead to very bad sunburn and scarring. getting soaked in the sap can result in painful blisters, long-lasting scars. It can cause ulcers and blindness and one nature expert, Mike Duddy, from the River Trust, said: “It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most dangerous plant in Britain.” [quote credit=”Dean Simmons, Giant Hogweed Victim”]The burns and pain are pure agony and I can’t walk. I would hate to see a child in my position. The pain is unreal.[/quote] The perfect cocktail of hot weather and rain has made hogweed flourish in recent weeks, experts say. It can tower a Triffid-like 23ft tall and is now public enemy number one in the countryside. Horticulturist Dean Simmons was left with life-changing injuries after brushing against one of the plants growing in Taunton, Somerset, in 2015. Its tentacle-like fronds touched his bare legs and he suffered agonising skin burns that doctors say would take months to heal. Speaking at the time he said: “The burns and pain are pure agony and I can’t walk. I would hate to see a child in my position. The pain is unreal.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] In September 2014, Keith Cooper, 50, was hospitalised by the plant’s toxic sap after he went to look at a “pretty plant” that his wife Maria had seen in the undergrowth. Keith, of Howdon, Tyne and Wear, said doctors warned he would not be able to expose his badly-burnt right leg to sunlight until the year 2022. Anyone who comes in contact with the weed is advised to cover up the affected area, to prevent the sap reacting with sunlight, and to wash it with soap and water. Oliver was left with agonising red burn marks where his skin came into contact with the dangerous sap Two days after exposure blistering boils emerged on his arm In 2015, gardener Dean Simmons suffered horrific injuries from the plant His skin was left badly burnt by the toxic chemical released by the weed [bc_video video_id=”5791083401001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”What does hogweed look like?”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
15 Jun 19
Social News XYZ

Manchester, June 15 (IANS) After having their last fixture against New Zealand washed out, the Indian team will be raring to take the field when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the most anticipated clash of the ongoing World Cup at the Old Trafford on Sunday. Having secured convincing wins over South Africa and Australia in […]

15 Jun 19
Part Time Spotter

As usual a health warning – this report is long. Wednesday was another day in London looking for a) new units to ride and b) ride as many of them as possible for 10 miles. Targets were classes 710/717 and 357. I was kindly supplied with information about the 357’s I needed but both classes […]

14 Jun 19
Northeast Energy News

Bury it | Major Risks | Sandwich Solar   Happy Flag Day! Here is this week’s energy news. From the Washington Post, “The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it. It sounds like an idea plucked from science fiction, but the reality is that trees and plants […]

14 Jun 19
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

A Brockton man with four outstanding warrants was arrested Wednesday at a hotel in Somerset after leading Raynham police on a chase earlier this week, officials said. A criminal complaint was filed Friday in Taunton District Court, charging 32-year-old Kie Hendrix with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, failure to […]

14 Jun 19
Sport Archives

In a world cup ravaged by continuous rain and a cat that gets more attention than the matches, Warner came to the fore after a few slow turns with a century against Pakistan. The innings may not have been a Warner-like one, but he was back in the mix. Before the game, the Instagram page […]

13 Jun 19
Nudge&Nurdle

An English Summer. They call it the summer game. Nothing quite puts a dampener on things like a damp couple of days in June in England. Hottest February on record they said, global temperatures through the roof, ice caps melting like witches on a spar day. And yet here we are in June in England, […]

13 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

10.06 clock BST6.10 "Here in New Zealand with the kiwis" David Perkins starts. "The worst aspect (worse than naming all their sports teams) is that one of the banks is trying to win the support of local fans as a Pyjarma army, and advertising with Kane W is so bad, as you can imagine. " […]

12 Jun 19
Jason Whittle Sports

June 8, England v Bangladesh, Cardiff: As an Englishman (albeit hanner Cymraeg on my grandad’s side) it’s a strange feeling to go to Cardiff and support England, but such a wonderful day was had there that it soon began to feel completely natural. Just the walk to Sophia Gardens from the train station is a […]