killing season

killing season

A macabre term for a period of increased mortality in UK hospitals linked to the influx of newly qualified junior doctors, which traditionally occurs on the first Wednesday of August. Patients are 6% more likely to die in August; for patients not requiring surgery or suffering from cancer, the mortality rate is 8%.
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It just turns into killing season, ubusan ng lahi, I was told.
He explained the main killing season is autumn, when the law-breaking trappers are after Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla to be sold as illegal but highly lucrative ambelopoulia 'delicacies'.
The main killing season is autumn when trappers are after protected Blackcaps to be sold as illegal but highly lucrative ambelopoulia 'delicacies'.
In medical circles, the well-documented trend is called "Black Wednesday" for the day these new and inexperienced physicians arrive, or sometimes "the killing season" for the weeks that follow.
Harry Huyton, director of animal welfare charity OneKind, said: "The First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary have both been clear that the large-scale culling of mountain hares is unacceptable, yet once again the killing season has begun and mountain hares are left unprotected."
While Travolta's record in the turkey department ( Battlefield Earth, Mad City, Killing Season ) is not to be sniffed at, he's not in Beatty's league.
That way, we could truthfully report that the killing season is over and the Philippines is, well, 'more fun,'' it added.
Contributed by Australian history, media, and other scholars, the 12 essays in this volume examine the place of television in contemporary Australian life, focusing on shows broadcast in 2015: Making Australia Great, The Killing Season, Gallipoli, Banished, The Secret River, House of Hancock, Not the Boy Next Door, Neighbours, Struggle Street, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Judith Lucy is All Woman, Hitting Home, Prison Songs, Black Panther Woman, and food TV, as well as transformations in the broadcasting industry.
IT'S the start of the killing season In Emmerdale and Corrie Someone's killed Kylie Gary's under a lorry In Emmerdale, the vicar's forgot his own son Or daughter's christening Thingy doesn't love Paddy, but Paddy's Not listening Driving up the motorway, like it's a race Then a crash, them bodies all over the place Let me break in here With a couple of factors No-one got hurt!
WITH the grouse killing season under way, it is heartening to see how many people now oppose this 'sport' because of the harm it does to animals and the environment.
The main killing season peaks in the next few days.