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  • w by McMaster also shows COVID-19 is creating more mental health strains, like anxiety and depression, within families.  Neil-Sztramko  said kids going to school and daycares is one way to alleviate that. Local schools planning for fall Both the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Catholic board both didn't comment on the research findings but said they are working closely with public health as they try to juggle three different plans for September. One option is a full return with students in school for a full day every day. The second plan is a mix of online learning and in-class learning. The last approach is fully online. Pat Daly, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board chairperson, said one of the keys in back-to-school planning is the cohorting of students — smaller, assigned groups of students and teachers that rotate for class time. "There's as few staff members as possible in contact with each other and students," he said. Daly said student transportation will be another challenge schools face. New HWDSB schools under construction to stay on schedule despite delays from COVID-19 Alex Johnstone, HWDSB chair, agreed, saying boards may need more money to adapt. She also told CBC News a lack of direction from the ministry has forced boards to make assumptions when buying personal protective equipment so that it all arrives in time for the start of the school year. "We went ahead and purchased Plexiglas and we've made arrangements in our ventilation systems to ensure top quality airflow in our school," she said, listing off other precautions like shutting off water fountains. Johnstone added the board will likely need more money from the government as it has spent $2 million in COVID-19 precautions. It will also need hire more staff. In the last week of July HWDSB said its three plans and cohorts will be finalized. From there, it will prepare for school and have a review in the last week of July. From Aug. 4 and onward, it will wait for advice from the ministry.CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC NewsReport Typo or ErrorRelated Stories Students 'devastated' as HWDSB cancels Grade 12 graduation ceremonies amid COVID-19 New HWDSB schools under construction to stay on schedule despite delays from COVID-19Popular Now in news1COMING UP LIVEToronto, Peel Region get green light to move to Stage 3 of Ontario's COVID-19 recovery plan1754 reading now2AnalysisEven the loonie is rising against the U.S. dollar as the Fed faces currency
  • The review has some limitations. Neil-Sztramko admits many of the studies in the review are low quality, but says there is consistency among the studies, even despite the variance in quality. The review also only includes evidence available up to July 20
  • One of the things we really need to focus on is minimizing contact between the adults in the school setting
  • said outbreaks in schools have normally been attributed to the adults, not kids.
  • It gives us confidence to know ... it doesn't seem to result in massive super-spreader events like we see in churches or concerts ... with adults
  • In [reports] prior to lockdown and in jurisdictions that have reopened following lockdown, we see cases where a symptomatic child had gone to school and interacted with other students and teachers and we see really low rates of transmission" she told CBC News
  • Sarah Neil-Sztramko, an assistant professor at McMaster who helped lead the review, said while more research needs to be done on schools and daycares, young children are not a major source of the virus' spread
  • The review looked at 33 studies from around the world to understand the role of daycares and schools in COVID-19 transmission
  • A new McMaster University review of COVID-19 research says children will not become super spreaders or cause a spike in infections if they return to schoo
  • One of the things we really need to focus on is minimizing contact between the adults in the school setting
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  • The child's mother is still facing charges related to the case.
  • "Indeed it is this PTSD which is the central trigger which led both he and his co-accused to turn briefly to this dark and sinister sexual predilection," the judge wrote.
  • judge found the man "suffered an acute level of post-traumatic stress disorder" during his combat tours in the military, adding "regrettably this disorder was never properly diagnosed until well after these charges had surfaced and he found himself before the courts."
  • a report submitted to the court, forensic psychologist Dr. Bruce Monkhouse attributed the man's behaviour to post-traumatic stress disorder. "In my opinion, [the accused's] long-standing use of pornography and most recently engaging in very risky and highly inappropriate sexual behaviour with his partner, may to a significant degree, be due to his attempting to cope with the high levels of PTSD that he is currently experiencing," Monkhouse wrote.
  • Eight months later, the child's father was using an iPad he shared with the mother and discovered the graphic images and text conversations. The father called the police and a search of the accused's home eventually turned up more than 800 images of child pornography, according to the court record.
  • "He directed and encouraged the exploitation of the five-year-old son of his co-accused. There is, therefore, some evidence that he assisted in the production of child pornography, an aggravating circumstance."
  • He encouraged the taking of sexually explicit photographs of the child and actively encouraged her exploitation of the child both in fantasy and reality," the judge wrote
  • messages contained sexually explicit images of the woman's five-year-old son. The couple also discussed in graphic detail how they planned to sexually assault the child when the accused was back from sea
  • behaviour McKimm cited included a series of text-message conversations the accused had in February 2017 – while he was deployed at sea with the navy reserve – with a woman he was in a relationship with.
  • judge ruled the accused "suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of service to his country" and was therefore seeking out "risky and deplorable sexualized behaviour to deal with his symptoms."
  • The man was deployed on seven combat tours, including three in Afghanistan, two in Bosnia, one in the Golan Heights and one in Somalia. "In each of those theatres," McKimm wrote in his decision, "he witnessed atrocities of war."
  • Victoria provincial court judge Mayland McKimm considered the man's "highly successful" 33-year career in the military, during which he attained a considerable rank
  • followed by two years of probation and 20 years on the sex offender registry.
  • sentenced Tuesday to 18 months under house arrest
  • The 60-year-old man, whose name is not being published to protect the identity of the victims, pleaded guilty to possessing 881 child pornography images between February and April 2017
  • A Canadian military veteran who was caught with hundreds of images of child pornography and admitted to encouraging the sexual abuse of his partner's five-year-old son, will avoid serving jail time due in part to the post-traumatic stress he incurred while on multiple combat tours.
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  • July 2019, the "Thin Blue Line" American Flag was put up by residents of York, Maine, as a way to pay tribute to a local police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty decades ago. Due to locals being concerned that the flag was being used as a symbol of white supremacy, the flag was subsequently taken down
  • Riviera Beach, Florida, a group of police officers flew the thin blue line flags on their personal vehicles. They were ordered by their captain to remove the flags.
  • In Riviera Beach, Florida, a group of police officers flew the thin blue line flags on their personal vehicles. They were ordered by their captain to remove the flags.[16] During the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, the thin blue line flag was used by demonstrators to symbolize support for police.[17][18] In 2017, Multnomah County Courthouse removed the flag after it gained notoriety with the Charlottesville white supremacists.[19] In July 2019, the "Thin Blue Line" American Flag was put up by residents of York, Maine, as a way to pay tribute to a local police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty decades ago. Due to locals being concerned that the flag was being used as a symbol of white supremacy, the flag was subsequently taken down.[20] In May 2020, officers of the SFPD were forbidden from wearing face masks (for disease protection against COVID-19) with "Thin Blue Line" symbols on the job. The SFPD chief of police, Bill Scott, stated that this decision was made "in consideration of concerns some community members have expressed that 'thin blue line' symbolism on some of our officers' face masks may be perceived as divisive or disrespectful".[21] On May 31, 2020, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department in Cincinnati, Ohio flew the blue line flag in place of the American flag in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd. The department tweeted that the original flag had been stolen and the blue line flag flown as a replacement in honor of the Cincinnati Police Department officer shot during the unrest. This was false, as sheriff's deputies were seen lowering the American flag before raising the blue line flag in its place. The blue line flag was taken down that evening and further reporting revealed the officer had not been injured.[22] On June 1, 2020, the Middletown, Connecticut Police Chief, William McKenna, made a joint statement along with the mayor of the city, Ben Florsheim, stating that they would be removing the flag from public view at the Middletown Police Department. A change.org petition that garnered over 1,300 signatures for the flags to be removed in wake of George Floyd's death influenced the city to make the choice. [23] See also[edit] Blue wall of silence The Thin Blue Lie, a television film about police brutality in Philadelphia under the mayorship of Frank Rizzo References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c d Day, Meagan (14 July 2016). "The problem with the 'thin blue line?' Cops aren't the army"..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png");background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg");background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}[self-published source?][dead link] ^ Jump up to: a b c Chammah, Maurice; Aspinwall, Cary (June 9, 2020). "The Short, Fraught History of the 'Thin Blue Line' American Flag". Politico. Retrieved 10 June 2020. ^ Anderson, N. D. (1911). The Voice of the Infinite. Sherman, French. p. 6. Retrieved October 1, 2017. thin blue line.[non-primary source needed] ^ Shaw, David (25 May 1992). "Chief Parker Molded LAPD Image--Then Came the '60s : Police: Press treated officers as heroes until social upheaval prompted skepticism and confrontation". Los Angeles Times. ^ Lasley, J. (2012). Los Angeles Police Department Meltdown: The fall of the professional reform model of policing. Boca Raton, Florida: Taylor & Francis.[page needed]. ^ "thin". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. Retrieved June 29, 2018. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) ^ "Thin Blue Line: Interview Gallery". Errol Morris. Retrieved 2016-12-13. ^ "Chief removes Punisher emblem, 'Blue Lives Matter' from police cars after public reacts". Lexington Herald-Ledger. ^ "Punisher Creator Gerry Conway: Cops Using the Skull Logo Are Like People Using the Confederate Flag". SyFy Wire. ^ Punisher Co-Creator Gerry Conway Wants to Reclaim Iconic Skull Logo for Black Lives Matter - IGN, retrieved 2020-06-25 ^ Kurtz, Don L.; Colburn, Alayna (2019). "Police Narratives as Allegories that Shape Police Culture and Behaviour". In Fleetwood, Jennifer; Presser, Lois; Sandberg, Sveinung; Ugelvik, Thomas (eds.). The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology. Emerald Publishing. p. 330. ^ Harris, David A. (2012). Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science. New York University Press. p. 106. ^ "Sussex PC told to remove union jack police charity badge". BBC News. 17 February 2015. ^ Ludwig, Howard (November 20, 2016). "Three Groups of Protesters Come Face To Face in Mount Greenwood". DNAinfo. Archived from the original on June 21, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018. ^ Bayne, Richard J. (December 6, 2016). "Blue line causes friction in Warwick". Times Herald-Record. ^ Magnoli, Mike (March 14, 2017). "Thin Blue Line Flag controversy". WPEC. ^ "Courthouse Removes Flag After White Supremacists Display It". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Press. August 25, 2017. ^ Rossman, Sean (August 18, 2017). "'Thin Blue Line': What does an American flag with a blue line mean?". USA Today. ^ Matsumoto, Samantha (August 25, 2017). "Ore. sheriff removes 'Thin Blue Line' flag from courthouse break room". The Oregonian. PoliceOne. ^ "Son of slain Maine state trooper says it's time to move on after Thin Blue Line flag removed". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2019-08-26. ^ Gearty, Robert (2020-05-03). "San Francisco police chief nixes officers' 'Thin Blue Line' coronavirus masks". Fox News. Retrieved 2020-05-31. ^ McKenzie, Ian (2020-05-31). "Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Flew Blue Line Flag". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2020-05-31. ^ Salzo, Vincent (June 2, 2020). "'Thin Blue Line' Flags Taken Down At Middletown Police Department". Patch. 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The counterprotesters carried the symbol in confrontations with another group of protesters who felt the shooting was unjust and racially motivated.[14]2020/07/29 13:49In Warwick, New York, the painting of a blue line down a roadway was protested by some citizens as being in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. The town has since painted the line red, white, and blue, the colors of the US flag.2020/07/29 13:49http://markups.kdanmobile.com/s/87ff3764-6b4e-4cef-a4f2-2d1c8a364e83View LinkCopy Link "Courthouse Removes Flag After White Supremacists Display It". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Pres
  • In Warwick, New York, the painting of a blue line down a roadway was protested by some citizens as being in opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. The town has since painted the line red, white, and blue, the colors of the US flag.
  • In Chicago, in November 2016, counterprotesters carried the black and white US flag symbol to show support for police after a police shooting of Joshua Beal. The counterprotesters carried the symbol in confrontations with another group of protesters who felt the shooting was unjust and racially motivated.[14]
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  • Nikki is asking social media users to share Bridger's story in hopes of receiving a shout out from a Marvel superhero actor so they can hear about "this latest hero who joined their ranks."
  • ulk actor Mark Ruffalo responded in a comment saying, "People who put the well beings of others in front of themselves are the most heroic and thoughtful people I know. I truly respect and admire your courage and your heart."
  • ikki added that those wanting to support Bridger can send him photos of "cool rocks" as he is "a huge fan of science, especially geology."
  • some social media users have been calling for Nikki to start a GoFundMe page to help with the boy's recovery, she said those interested can instead direct donations to Mission 22, a non-profit geared towards preventing suicides among former service members, or the Wounded Warrior Project, a group dedicated to helping injured American military veterans.
  • The dog's owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and -- if anything -- there's only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident," she wrote.
  • said that when she asked Bridger why he stepped in front of the dog, he told her that "If someone was going to die, I thought it should be me."
  • Despite being injured, Nikki said Bridger grabbed his sister's hand and ran with her "to keep her safe."
  • Bridger Walker's aunt, Nikki Walker, shared details of the attack on Instagram. She wrote on July 9 that Bridger saw the dog approach his sister and deliberately stood in front of her. The dog attacked Bridger instead, biting the side of the boy’s face and head, the aunt said.
  • A six-year-old Wyoming boy is being hailed as a hero by his family after he protected his little sister from a dog attack and ended up needing 90 stitches to his face.
  • oy gets 90 stitches after saving little sister from dog attack
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  • he purchase of PPE and other costs associated with the pandemic, provided all schools operate exactly the way they did otherwise before the pandemic started, will cost the TDSB nearly $22 million for the first four months of the school year. They indicate the Ministry of Education has not provided enough funding to even cover this shortfall.
  • only classes from kindergarten to grade 3 were kept to 15 students, with the rest set at 20 kids, the Board says French would still be unavailable, and 1,900 new teachers would be needed, at a cost of $190 millio
  • not be enough teachers to offer even core French language instruction to all students.
  • Ending the day 48 minutes early would reduce the cost to $99 million.
  • Ending the day 48
  • the Board says in a new planning document to be considered today that if they group all elementary students into cohorts of 15, with one teacher through the day, that would require the hiring of nearly 2,500 additional teachers at a cost of $249 million.
  • Minister Stephen Lecce advocated cohorts of 15 students and one teacher when he announced a possible “hybrid” model of in-class learning and remote learning for September, but the Board says this model “will force parents to choose between educating their children and their own employment.”
  • possibly shortening school days and not offering French to most students as a result
  • ollowing the Ford government’s cohorting rules for when school resumes in September could cost the Toronto District School Board as much as $250 million
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  • A friend when I lived in Africa stepped on a scorpion with bare feet (he should have known better than to walk around barefooted). Of course it stung him several times, and he said it was like having a nail driven into his foot over and over again. He never went barefoot in the house again while living there.
  • An upturned electric plug at 2.00am in bare feet.
  • , here’s a couple of stories, which are true. A friend when I lived in Africa stepped on a scorpion with bare feet (he should have known better than to walk around barefooted). Of course it stung him several times, and he said it was like having a nail driven into his foot over and over again. He never went barefoot in the house again while living there. Also, while I was in Africa, we had the annual cow killing, where the whole compound bought a cow and a couple of the guys butchered it for everyone to share. Part way through the … (more)200Add CommentSponsored by Laurier OnlineInterested in the public safety field? Graduate diplomas offered.5 pathways to choose from to support your career goals. Decide your future today, get program details.Learn MoreRelated QuestionsMore Answers BelowWhat's the worst thing you've been able to truly forgive someone for doing? What is the worst thing you've done to get out of a ticket? What is the worst thing you have ever physically stepped on by accident? Cathy Raiser, Registered Nurse 1979, Adult Nurse Practitioner (2006-present)Answered December 6, 2018One time, while working in ICU (yeah, you know where this is going, right?!) Any-who, I was asked to help clean and bathe a patient who had a fever. We straightened him out, but about the time we finished, noticed my feet and lower legs felt hot?!? However, being the consumate professional, I continued bathing this fellow, disregarding my lower legs and feet getting hotter by the minute. Turns out the patient was on a Kinnair bed, a bed that is moderately inflated with air. If you lean on it, you push the side down and gravity does the rest. We pulled the sheet off his previously bathed lower ha … (more)8033 commentsHephzibah Pelumi, Engineering Student (2018-present)Answered June 3, 2019A Bee I've stepped in quite a few things in my lifetime; but nothing comes close to how painful it was stepping on a bee. This was a while back. I was like 12 or so. I went outside to fetch something for my mother. As I was walking, Boom!! I stepped on one of these bad boys: What was it doing on the ground?! Shouldn't you bee making honey somewhere Mr. Berry?? It stung me and it was my first time being stung my anything. I had a buzzy feeling in my foot. It hurt like a butt cheek on a stick my brothers. It hurt a lot. Like…a lot a lot. I pranced about for a bit until my mom came to get me. She too … (more)100Add CommentRaj Arya, NOT-a-Doctor at Humanite Holistix Inc (1965-present)Updated August 1, 2019Originally Answered: What is the worst thing you have ever walked in on?Fortunately for me, i have never walked into anything horrific to date… I used to go walking around the streets at all hours, back in my teens, trying to find one reliable answer to base my life plan on… whilst walking around like that lost deep in thought one time, i realized that there was a commotion over the other side of the road (about 4m away)… I glanced over and saw a bunch of grown men involved in a gang brawl with weapons… I realized- only then - that an hour earlier, passing the same place going the other way, in had seen a gang of persons of one race all gathering outside their pub( … (more)000Add CommentCielle Ng, studied Healthy Relationships at School of Hard KnocksAnswered November 29, 2018I was five years old and missed 33 days of kindergarten because I had gastritis with constant vomiting. Once I held my mouth closed so I wouldn’t vomit but instead it came out my nose. It burned my sinuses for hours. I was vomiting so often that one night I just leaned over the side of the bed and then went back to sleep. The next morning I stepped in a large pile of vomit with my bare feet when I got up. To this day I hate going barefoot. 57 views000Add CommentEric Guan, had a wide variety of life experiencesUpdated June 8Once during primary school, when the snow was thick on the ground and I was wearing snow boots, I walked indoors and was about to put away my boots when I noticed a weird substance embedded in the treads; I didn’t remember stepping in anything weird that day. Looking closely, the substance was the same colour as cooked noodles; when I tried to rub away the substance, it even had the same physical consistency as noodles, soft and sticky. However, the substance was solidly embedded in areas of my treads that were too wide for individual noodle strings to get stuck in, and I didn’t know anyone at … (more)100Add CommentPeg Bradley, studied Nursing, & Master Gardener at Bow Valley CollegeAnswered August 31, 2018Originally Answered: What is the worst thing that you ever stepped in or on?A hell's angels party. O.my.gawd…..1974…my girlfriend and I were invited by a classmate (average kinda guy and looking back now we think he was put to task by the club to go look for new females..yuck.) The minute we arrived we knew we shouldn't have. It took us an hour of making dull conversation to finally back out of that nightmare however I ended up giving the location of my hi school to one dude just so we could leave. Twice I was coming out the front doors of the school and there he was on his bike….geeeez!!!! I was so scared I quickly turned and went right back into the school and waite … (more)000Add CommentLindsey Houston, B.A. English & Sociology, University of Waikato (2021)Answered October 24, 2018Originally Answered: What’s the grossest thing you’ve accidently stepped on?It’s not necessarily gross but it always gets to me. Every time I stand on a snail, whether I’m wearing shoes or not, and it makes the crunching noise then squishes I’ll freak out. There’s just something about snails that gets to me. I don’t stand on them purposefully but I absolutely hate it when I do because I have such a strong reaction. Again, maybe not gross but it’s the thing that bothers me most. Other stuff I guess is cow shit but I’m not really that grossed out by it personally, that was pretty much a given every time we did cross country at school and we never wore shoes so. Bare feet i … (more)000Add CommentViola Kaye, B.A. Sociolohy & Psychology, University of New Orleans (1991)Answered March 19, 2019Originally Answered: What is the worst thing to step on or in?. I was taking pictures of my property and the incline that led to the wooded area was lined with railroad ties. I tried to step up, (about 3 feet off of the ground) and hoisted my weight onto my left foot in order to take more picture from up above. Well, let me tell you, that wood was rotten and my knee snapped as the wood gave way. It was the worst pain I've ever experienced. It swelled up and I could hardly breath. Turned out I got an ACL injury! 86 views000Add CommentJay Jokhan, lives in The United Kingdom (1963-present)Answered May 8, 2019This is a toughie ! At my age - I must confess that I’ve stepped on a whole variety of things from crap to poisonous snakes and have had very toxic chemicals on my body for hours without realizing it . Both DDT and PARAQUAT -on several occasions in my youth and younger days . Have drunk water from puddles containing a great number of tadpoles during drought periods in the tropics . And yet, am still around to speak of these things 46 views · Answer requested by Tanner Egbert000Add CommentKathleen Pennell, former Reading Specialist at Lancaster County, PA (1987-2004)Answered August 31, 2018Originally Answered: What is the worst thing that you ever stepped in or on?Ever been to the county fair? They have lots of exhibits on display: best pie, best cake, best quilt, etc. They also have large animals that walk through parts of the fair for various reasons. Well, these large animals occasionally make deposits which don’t get picked up. One time, I was looking at something to the side and I stepped in one of those large deposits. At least I had my thin-strapped sandals on so that the deposit was able to connect with most of my flesh. Pretty disgusting. Took a while to find a hose and wash it off. 156 views · View Upvoters · Answer requested by Carmel Maalouf1011 comment from Peter HidalgoElizabeth Hart, former Housekeeping at Inglesmarkets (2000-2016)Answered December 12, 2018I stepped on glass when I was younger. I didnt see it on the porch in the dark,I was trying to make sure I had locked the door well when I stepped out the door I stepped on glass and it cut my heel. And another time I stepped on a bee in the grass in the front yard I didn't see it and it stung me in the side of my head, maybe swelled up but I got medicine put on it thoigh. 21 views · Answer requested by Jane Persing and Darryl Morhardt000Add CommentNick Serio, Decades of Health Insurance Industry ExperienceAnswered November 29, 2018Originally Answered: What's the worst thing you've ever stepped on?Oh man, I still feel this one. I was probably 13 when this happened. I was casually walking barefoot through our family room and felt pressure. I knew it wasn’t good and hopped into the bathroom and sat on the toilet (closed) to take a look. I turned over my foot and saw one of these sticking out: A large sewing needle. The problem was that only about a centimeter or 2 was not in my foot. I horridly called for my mom for help. She stepped up to the plate to pull it out. Unfortunately for me, only about half came out on the first tug. OUCH!!! Thankfully the second time was the charm. Still was an … (more)100Add CommentJohn Buginas, I've lived for six decades.Answered March 17, 2019Originally Answered: What is the worst thing to step on or in?I stepped my left leg into an open sewer in a Peruvian city on the Amazon. Right up to my knee. It was pretty gross. I was wearing sandals. They rinsed my foot off promptly. I had all the appropriate shots before my trip. It was two years ago, I survived. But wait. There’s more! Last week at work taking real estate photos, I fell through a septic tank lid as I was backing up to take a photo. My butt caught the edge before my feet got in anything, I got the photo. 261 views · View Upvoters4022 comments from Peter HidalgoRelated QuestionsWhat's the worst thing you've been able to truly forgive someone for doing? What is the worst thing you've done to get out of a ticket? What is the worst thing you have ever physically stepped on by accident? What's the worst thing you've seen? What is the worst thing you have ever seen someone doing at a club?
  • We came across a stile over a wall and I happened to be in the front, and was first over it. As I dropped down on the other side, I landed feet-first in the carcass of a dead sheep that had been buried there since the first snow. Right in its bloated belly which exploded all over me. So I was drenched in rotten sheep-guts up to my hips, and what’s worse, I had to sit in the same stinking clothes in the minibus all the way home, with the rest of the class holding their noses and hanging their heads out of the windows just to breathe.
  • I turned on the light and it was far, far worse than dog puke. I had stepped on, squashed and killed a very large slug
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  • Owen Sound Councillor Richard Thomas,
  • "Overall, however, I feel comfortable that the event minimized the risks to all participants, while at the same time, raising money for an important cause."
  • In a statement to CTV News Toronto, Walker, who is Premier Doug Ford's associate minister of energy, admitted that "despite being aware of measures in place to protect Ontarians, he received a professional shave."
  • "It's incredibly poor judgement. If that was any of us, as business owners that chose to participate in something like this, we would be fined." 
  • She said it feels like a "slap in the face" to see local politicians, who were not wearing masks during the trimming, doing exactly what she is banned from performing.
  • "The rules were blatantly ignored by our politicians," Owen Sound spa owner Mindy Biggar told CTV News Toronto on Sunday. "At what point did it make it okay for them to be above the recommendations?"
  • All the politicians had their beard's professionally trimmed for the cause, but the event has now sparked a backlash in the community, and from struggling business owners, because facial trimmings are banned under Stage 2 restrictions
  • The event was organized to raise money to purchase personal protective equipment for front line health-care in the region
  • Nine Ontario politicians are being accused of ignoring COVID-19 restrictions after holding a event that involved activities banned by the government.
  • The Beards for Bucks fundraiser, held in Owen Sound, Ont. on Saturday, was attended by several politicians, including Progressive Conservative MPP Bill Walker, Conservative MP Alex Ruff and Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy.
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  • In response to the overcrowding at beaches, the city announced that police officers will be ramping up enforcement in the area. Parking lots at select beaches across Toronto, including Cherry Beach, will be closed at 7 p.m. on weekends due to concerns about late-night gatherings.
  • Kininsberg added that she is angry the people responsible for creating the makeshift fire pit did not stay around to make sure the coals were completely cool, especially considering fires aren’t allowed at Woodbine Beach to begin with.
  • “I don’t know how they found it because you couldn’t see it, it was covered in sand,” Kininsberg said. “It was a pit but it was small. It wasn’t even that deep. I think they kept it on the surface and then kind of kicked some sand over it.
  • Kininsberg said that another young child had also been injured, and they both kept saying it was because of a fire. A short while later, some of the parents came across what appeared to be some small stones. When they poured water on top, the stones sizzled and steam erupted from the sand.
  • Then I saw Eva kind of limping her way towards me.
  • Around 6:30 p.m., Kininsberg said she heard a scream and instantly knew it was her daughter, Eva.
  • Sunday marked the first time that Karen Kininsberg and her family, who live in Oakville, Ont., had visited Woodbine Beach in Toronto’s east end.
  • A five-year-old girl suffered burns to her feet as she walked barefoot along a Toronto beach and stepped on what appears to be small pieces of hot coal, her mother said.
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