UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

UK Wikinews Shorts: July 8, 2013

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, July 8, 2013.

Former Canadian PM still recovering after heart surgery

Former Canadian PM still recovering after heart surgery

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Jean Chrétien, one of Canada’s former prime ministers, received quadruple heart bypass surgery yesterday at Montreal’s Heart Institute.

“I just talked to him a few minutes ago. He’s well and he’s recuperating very well at the moment. His outcome is excellent,” said Chief of surgery, Dr. Michel Pellerin.

He could have risked his life as he was diagnosed with unstable angina. It is caused by obstructed arteries, which causes heart pain in a person’s body.

Pellerin performed the surgery on Chrétien, 73, early Wednesday morning. It took 73-minutes to 90-minutes.

However, hospital doctors say Chrétien is expected to stay in the hospital for up to seven days, and it could take up to three months for a full recovery.

Chrétien was at the recent Presidents Cup at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, when he asked another golfer with whom he was golfing with at the time, luckily a cardiologist, for help.

The golfer told him to see a doctor as soon as possible.

“He was very lucky. He had a bit of discomfort and mentioned it because there was a doctor there,” said a friend of Chrétien, Eddie Goldenberg. “The doctor asked him a couple of questions and said, ‘You better come and see me.’ “

Chrétien’s mother, who had heart disease, means that it could have been a genetic link, doctors say.

He had to postpone his speech at the Asia-Pacific mining conference in Vancouver, B.C..

Reasons Hiring A Professional Electrician Is Best For Home Wiring In Wichita

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byAlma Abell

Many homeowners may find they are able to handle a number of electrical repairs in their home on their own. While this can often be a good option, it is important to remember working on electricity can be dangerous. Because of this, if a person is faced with an electrical issue they are unsure of, such as home wiring in Wichita, it can be best to contact a licensed electrician to handle the issue.

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Often a homeowner will be able to take care of blown fuses or even rewiring a small appliance. These types of repairs are generally not too difficult and can be done in a way the homeowner will not be in danger of hurting himself or herself. However, when work that is more extensive is required, like home wiring in Wichita, the risk for injury is much more significant and only someone experienced and trained in this type of work should consider tackling the project.

When dealing with a project involving home wiring in Wichita there are many things the electrician will need to consider before the work begins. In most cases, the electrician will first need to make sure the work does not require any types of permits to stay within local or state codes. It is also important to consider if the circuits in the home can handle the extra appliances or outlets to be added. If it cannot, a new circuit may have to be added. However, this will need to be checked to ensure it will not cause the home to go over its load limits. This can require some calculations and knowledge of these matters that a typical homeowner may not understand.

Hiring an electrician to handle home wiring in Wichita can also be a good choice, because he or she will have all the proper equipment and supplies needed for the job. Purchasing equipment and supplies can often be a costly endeavor for a homeowner who does not do a lot of home wiring work. A professional will have access to these items and this can help keep costs lower and speed up the process. In addition, if there are any problems or issues when the work is completed, a professional electrician will generally offer a guarantee on their work and will correct any problems or issues the homeowner has with the job.