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By Digital Marketing 12 Jun, 2017
Many places in Canada have a high number of extreme heat events, often called "heat waves." Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke and even death. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family.

What are extreme heat events?
Extreme heat events involve high temperatures and sometimes high humidity. Although the level of temperature extremes may vary between regions, unusually high heat can have negative impacts on your health.

Health risks
Your body produces heat, especially during physical activity. Hot air, sun rays, and hot surfaces also heat your body. This heat is lost by contact with cool air and by sweat production, which cools your body as it evaporates.

Weather conditions play a big role in how your body regulates its temperature. For example, if it's windy, sweat evaporates faster, which helps to cool you. But high humidity slows down this process, contributing to increased body temperature.

Heat illnesses can affect you quickly, and can lead to long-term health problems and even death. They are mainly caused by being over-exposed to extreme heat especially if you are doing too much for your age and physical condition. Heat illnesses include:

  • heat edema (swelling of hands, feet, and ankles)
  • heat rash
  • heat cramps (muscle cramps)
  • heat fainting
  • heat exhaustion
  • heat stroke
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for:

  • older adults
  • infants and young children
  • people with chronic illnesses (like breathing problems, mental illness, and heart problems)
  • people who work in the heat
  • people who exercise in the heat
  • homeless people
  • low-income earners
If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat. Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) rays as well. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about your medication.

Safety Tips
Heat illnesses are preventable. During extreme heat, the most important thing is to keep cool and hydrated.
By Digital Marketing 17 Apr, 2017

According to the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning and Air Conditioning Engineers, an awning can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on south facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on west facing windows. The European Solar Shading Organization indicates in one of its reports that solar shading products including awnings, can help users experience energy savings of up to 10 percent.

Tests have shown that the area beneath an awnings canopy can be as much as 20° cooler. Temperatures inside are cooler and air-conditioning costs are reduced.

Retractable awnings have become increasingly popular in America. Europeans have been using them for many years because energy costs more there and air-conditioning units are less common.

In fact, as environmental awareness grows in the United States and consumers increasingly try to reduce their carbon footprint, retractable awnings continue to gain favor. The Professional Awning Manufacturers

Association suggests that awnings can reduce heat build up as much a 77%, cut air-conditioning use by 25% and lower energy bills by approximately 100 hours per year.

The group also notes that retractable awnings can cut costs in every climate. It notes that Seattle and Boston or experienced significant energy consumption reduction. Seattle cut cooling energy consumption by as much as 69% and Boston cut cooling energy consumption by as much as 33%. In contrast, retractable awnings in Phoenix cut energy use by about 26%. Regardless of climate, retractable awnings can moderate indoor temperatures and cut down your carbon footprint.

To maximize energy efficiency with little effort consider the following factors when using retractable awnings:

The projection of the awning - how far it extends - will affect how much shade is provided beneath it and inside your home. Also consider the pitch or angle of shade the awning provides to block out as much sun as possible. Buying accessories like sun sensors and motors will maximize use of the awning and minimize the amount of attention it requires.

By Digital Marketing 24 Feb, 2017
America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilarating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. One look across the enormous chasm confirms just why this inspirational place is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see destination for so many travelers. The park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including numerous endemic and threatened species and several rare ecosystems.

To learn more about the human history of the park, visit   Grand Canyon National Park’s website.

By Digital Marketing 24 Feb, 2017
Vancouver became Canada’s third Olympic host city after winning the vote on the second ballot over PyeongChang, South Korea. But unlike the first two times the Olympic Games came to Canada when the host nation went without a gold medal, this time there were a record number of trips to the top of the podium. Canada’s 14 gold medals were the most ever won by one country at a Winter Games while the 26 total medals was a Canadian high.

Ski jumping at the Olympic Games is contested on two different hills, designated as “normal” and “large” based on the furthest distance that a jumper is able to safely travel. Normal hills are between 85m and 109m while large hills are greater than 110m.

Results are based on both the distance traveled as well as the jumper’s body position in the air and upon landing. Each hill has a K-point based on its size (95m for normal hill; 125m for large hill). A jump to the K-point is worth 60 points. Five judges evaluate each jump for style on a scale of 0 to 20. The highest and lowest scores are dropped with the rest added together. Distance and style points are added together to get the total jump score.




Cover-Tech News & Events

By Digital Marketing 12 Jun, 2017
Many places in Canada have a high number of extreme heat events, often called "heat waves." Extreme heat can put your health at risk, causing illnesses like heat stroke and even death. It is important to take steps to protect yourself and your family.

What are extreme heat events?
Extreme heat events involve high temperatures and sometimes high humidity. Although the level of temperature extremes may vary between regions, unusually high heat can have negative impacts on your health.

Health risks
Your body produces heat, especially during physical activity. Hot air, sun rays, and hot surfaces also heat your body. This heat is lost by contact with cool air and by sweat production, which cools your body as it evaporates.

Weather conditions play a big role in how your body regulates its temperature. For example, if it's windy, sweat evaporates faster, which helps to cool you. But high humidity slows down this process, contributing to increased body temperature.

Heat illnesses can affect you quickly, and can lead to long-term health problems and even death. They are mainly caused by being over-exposed to extreme heat especially if you are doing too much for your age and physical condition. Heat illnesses include:

  • heat edema (swelling of hands, feet, and ankles)
  • heat rash
  • heat cramps (muscle cramps)
  • heat fainting
  • heat exhaustion
  • heat stroke
While extreme heat can put everyone at risk from heat illnesses, health risks are greatest for:

  • older adults
  • infants and young children
  • people with chronic illnesses (like breathing problems, mental illness, and heart problems)
  • people who work in the heat
  • people who exercise in the heat
  • homeless people
  • low-income earners
If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat. Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) rays as well. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about your medication.

Safety Tips
Heat illnesses are preventable. During extreme heat, the most important thing is to keep cool and hydrated.
By Digital Marketing 17 Apr, 2017

According to the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning and Air Conditioning Engineers, an awning can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on south facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on west facing windows. The European Solar Shading Organization indicates in one of its reports that solar shading products including awnings, can help users experience energy savings of up to 10 percent.

Tests have shown that the area beneath an awnings canopy can be as much as 20° cooler. Temperatures inside are cooler and air-conditioning costs are reduced.

Retractable awnings have become increasingly popular in America. Europeans have been using them for many years because energy costs more there and air-conditioning units are less common.

In fact, as environmental awareness grows in the United States and consumers increasingly try to reduce their carbon footprint, retractable awnings continue to gain favor. The Professional Awning Manufacturers

Association suggests that awnings can reduce heat build up as much a 77%, cut air-conditioning use by 25% and lower energy bills by approximately 100 hours per year.

The group also notes that retractable awnings can cut costs in every climate. It notes that Seattle and Boston or experienced significant energy consumption reduction. Seattle cut cooling energy consumption by as much as 69% and Boston cut cooling energy consumption by as much as 33%. In contrast, retractable awnings in Phoenix cut energy use by about 26%. Regardless of climate, retractable awnings can moderate indoor temperatures and cut down your carbon footprint.

To maximize energy efficiency with little effort consider the following factors when using retractable awnings:

The projection of the awning - how far it extends - will affect how much shade is provided beneath it and inside your home. Also consider the pitch or angle of shade the awning provides to block out as much sun as possible. Buying accessories like sun sensors and motors will maximize use of the awning and minimize the amount of attention it requires.

By Digital Marketing 24 Feb, 2017
America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilarating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. One look across the enormous chasm confirms just why this inspirational place is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see destination for so many travelers. The park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including numerous endemic and threatened species and several rare ecosystems.

To learn more about the human history of the park, visit   Grand Canyon National Park’s website.

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