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  • Toddler, 3, makes life-saving 911 call after mother collapses

    first_imgKTRK(CLEVELAND, Texas) — Most toddlers are learning how to write or count. Thankfully, one Texas 3-year-old learned how to call 911.Dorothy Craig, of Cleveland, Texas, may very well have saved her mother’s life — or her siblings’ lives — on Wednesday when she collapsed and fell unconscious on the floor, according to Houston ABC station KTRK.That’s when Dorothy, not even old enough to go to school, sprang into action. The youngster picked up a phone and immediately called 911.In audio released of the 911 call, the dispatcher who picked up the phone is heard answering, “Liberty County 911.” Dorothy responded, “Mommy.”However, the little girl was unable to provide more information as the diligent dispatcher stuck with it to try to get more information from the girl.Eventually, when asked where her mother was, Dorothy was able to say “on the floor.”The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was able to track the cellphone to find out generally where the call was coming from and found Dorothy’s mother, Miranda, after going door-to-door for a half hour.“I’m extremely proud of her. She’s such a smart little girl and she’s so charismatic,” Miranda said.Dorothy has two younger siblings, 2-year-old and 5 months old, who were also in the house unattended with their mother unconscious.Miranda suffers from narcolepsy, which causes people to suddenly fall asleep and can include hallucinations, loss of muscle control and muscle paralysis. She was treated by paramedics who responded to her home.Dorothy isn’t a one-hit wonder though. Miranda said she’s called 911 for her mother before.“When she was really little, I taught her how to call 911,” Miranda said. “And she’s done it for me twice now, and she’s my little … she’s my little hero.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Only 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guru

    first_imgHome » News » Only 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guru previous nextProptechOnly 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guruNeil Singer, who has an online transaction trial currently running with Rightmove, says too many proptech start-ups are building services that the industry doesn’t need.Nigel Lewis27th September 201901,601 Views A leading tech innovator who helped pioneer blockchain, online sales execution and digital auctions within the property industry has predicted that a shockingly low number of proptech businesses are likely to survive their early years.Neil Singer – who runs sales agency Singer Vielle, digital selling platform clicktopurchase and has just launched a proptech consultancy firm – says the huge wave of investment in proptech three years ago has now slowed down as people realise that as few as ‘five in every hundred proptech businesses will survive’.“I really believe that to be the case,” he says.RightmoveSinger should know; his own proptech firm controversially persuaded Rightmove to trial his online transacting service for commercial property on its platform earlier this year.The trial is ongoing and has yet to be confirmed as a permanent feature on the portal, he has confirmed.“The reason I launched my consultancy is because there isn’t anyone out there who has crossed the divide between understanding the property industry and understanding technology,” he says.“The nature of the agency role is changing very quickly because of technology and I believe advice about tech will become another service sub-sector of the industry.“For example, how does a medium size property company or estate agency find out how to develop the tech they want – that’s the question the consultancy is trying to answer.”The 57-year-old says too many property firms think they can develop their own tech in-house and that they soon find out it ‘requires huge amounts of time and money’.On the other hand, he says too many tech innovators are building proptech that no one wants or needs because they don’t understand how the industry works.  September 27, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

  • Cambridge Conservatives propose: “this house prefers Prince Andrew to Meghan Markle”

    first_img“That’s what I would describe as… those are my travelling clothes… if I’m going overseas.” He told Maitlis: “I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply … it was almost impossible for me to sweat,” He also provided an alibi for the events of March 10, 2001, saying he went to a Pizza Express in Woking with his daughter. He remembered the occasion as “weirdly distinct” as it was one of the few times he’d been to Woking or to the Pizza Express there, making it, in his own words, “a very unusual thing for me to do”. Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA) have debated a motion entitled “This House prefers Prince Andrew to Meghan Markle.” The motion, which was presented at an Association Port and Policy event on January 25, was allegedly passed by a significant margin. In a statement last month, the Duke and Duchess said: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.  “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.  “It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.” The BBC fired radio presenter Danny Baker after he tweeted, following the birth of the couple’s son Archie last year, a picture of a chimpanzee holding hands with a couple. He captioned it “Royal Baby leaves hospital.” Prince Andrew has been immersed in controversy over his relationship with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in his jail cell in August of last year whilst awaiting sentencing for sex trafficking. The pair’s decision has sparked virulent controversy, including last month’s debate at the CUCA. Other motions debated at the event were “This House Would Scrap the BBC License Fee” and “This House Supports a Nuclear Iran.” In the interview, the Prince admitted he does not regret his close relationship with Epstein, stating “the people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn, either by him or because of him, were actually very useful.” The claim was made despite the fact newspapers have previously pictured Prince Andrew on a night out in London wearing jeans without a tie or blazer. CUCA has a history of inviting figures from the right of the political spectrum, including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Godfrey Bloom, Arron Banks and Peter Bone. The Daily Mail has referred to Markle’s “exotic DNA” and described her as “almost straight outta Compton.”center_img After an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight, the Prince was effectively forced to relinquish his royal duties and retreat from public life. Prince Andrew said Giuffre’s accusation of him sweating during the encounter meant her version of events could not be true, as he had a medical condition that prevented him from sweating at the time. CUCA did not respond to a request for comment for this story. Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has recently retreated from royal duties alongside her husband Prince Harry, with the intention of splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. Last month, This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes attacked Markle as “awful, woke, weak, manipulative, spoilt and irritating … I look at her and I think, ‘I don’t think I would like you in real life.’”  The Duchess’ retreat from public life seems to have been as controversial, if not more so, than the Prince’s. Many have suggested that the backlash to Markle has been down to racism. The Prince said: “nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored but I don’t recollect that photograph ever being taken.” The Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle debate was the last of the evening. One attendee told The Tab that “most people weren’t sober after the second motion.” The controversy over Prince Andrew’s close relationship with Epstein took off following his interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis. He denied allegations made by Virginia Giuffre (now Roberts) that she had sexual relations with Prince Andrew after being sex trafficked to him by Epstein in 2001. Former chairmen of the CUCA include Ken Clarke (Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1993-97), Douglas Hurd (Foreign Secretary from 1989-95), and Norman Lamont (Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-93). Prince further criticised the authenticity of a photograph taken of him and Giuffre in 2001. “I don’t believe it’s a picture of me in London because … when I go out in London, I wear a suit and a tie,” he said.last_img read more

  • PHYSICS LAB (Midtown)

    first_img× PHYSICS LAB — Students in Mrs. DiPasquale’s science class at Midtown Community School participated in a physics lab where they tested to see if the height of the ramp affected the distance a toy car would go. Here Caleb Perez, Anthony Hernandez, Aidan Marmorato, and Szymon Piotrowski are testing their toy car.last_img

  • Boy passes away after being pulled from pond near Nappanee

    first_img By Jon Zimney – August 25, 2020 0 537 IndianaLocalNews Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Natural Resources) UPDATE: A boy was pulled from a pond in Kosciusko County has died. Jordan Lambright, 2, was pulled from the water, Saturday, in the 11000 block of North-1000-West, south of Nappanee, and found the child unresponsive. C.P.R. was administered. The boy was taken to Memorial Hospital. Indiana D-N-R officers are investigating what led to the incident.ORIGINAL STORY: A boy was pulled from a pond in Kosciusko County and rushed to the hospital.The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, about a CPR in progress on a juvenile male pulled from a pond, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.Reports say he was unresponsive when he was pulled from the pond near the 11000 block of North 1000 West, south of Nappanee.The child was taken to Memorial Hospital in critical condition.The incident is under investigation by Indiana Conservation Officers. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Boy passes away after being pulled from pond near Nappanee WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter Previous articleArrest made in connection with deadly shooting at Hardy’s Bar in ElkhartNext articleSuspect at large following two Michigan shootings Monday Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

  • Tesco bakers in £1m lottery win

    first_imgThe 12-strong bakery team at Tesco, Chester formed a syndicate and have scooped £1m between them. The baker’s dozen have clinched the dough, but nearly missed out when they forgot to check the raffle code on the ticket.Cath Batten, from Saltney, runs the syndicate at the Tesco store in Chester. She said: “I had checked our numbers online but for some reason I forgot to check the raffle code. I didn’t think it was a winning ticket but when I went to buy the next month of tickets I thought I had better just double check.”She added: “This amount of money is life changing for all of us.”Each has pocketed more than £83,000.last_img read more

  • Harvard Extension School to host general info session on June 15

    first_imgThe Harvard Extension School will host a general information session on June 15 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall and the Science Center. The session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the School and its offerings, which include more than 600 courses in liberal arts and professional degree programs.“The general information session will be an opportune occasion for all types of students — degree seekers as well as those interested in taking a course for personal or professional enrichment,” said Michael Shinagel, dean of the School. “Students will come away with a better understanding of our many offerings and learn why we are often referred to as Harvard’s greatest community resource.”Attendees can enjoy refreshments from 5 to 6:15 p.m., while gathering information on degree programs, the School’s Alumni Association and Student Association, the Career and Academic Resource Center, and other areas. In addition, distance-learning staff members will demonstrate what it is like to take one of the School’s online courses.From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will hear a presentation that will review the reasons why students choose the School to continue their studies. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., in separate sessions, representatives from the School’s diverse degree programs will talk about their curriculum, discuss admission requirements, and answer questions. An additional breakout session is designed for those who are interested in taking courses only.One attendee, selected at random, will receive one tuition-free, unlimited enrollment course, to be taken during the 2010-11 academic year. Current degree candidates are not eligible for this offer.To register.last_img read more

  • Speaker remembers College’s Graduate School of Theology

    first_imgSandra Yocum, associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, spoke to the Saint Mary’s community about the origins of the Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Theology in a lecture Monday night in the Student Center. The lecture, titled “A School of Their Own: Saint Mary’s Graduate School of Sacred Theology (1943 – 1969),” took place to commemorate the College’s 175th anniversary and to celebrate the legacy of poet and third College president Sister Madeleva Wolff.Yocum began her lecture with a quote from “A Room of One’s Own” by author Virginia Woolf.“Less than 100 years ago, Virginia Woolf wrote the famous phrase, ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,’” Yocum said. “The kind of deep cultural changes that Woolf advocated for remain in too many places unrealized today, as they did back then.” Yocum linked Virginia Woolf’s ideas about women needing their own space to Sister Madeleva, who in ’40s helped create the Graduate School of Theology at the College.“Sister Madeleva created a space and provided the basics, not for women to compose fiction, but for them to study theology,” Yocum said.Yocum said the program traces its roots back to 1943, when Sister Madeleva attended a Catholic Education Conference.“There were no graduate schools for theology in the United States,” she said. “Sister Madeleva volunteered the Saint Mary’s campus as the first graduate school for women to study theology. It was strange because back then, only the ordained studied theology. Neither women, nor unordained men were permitted to study theology at a higher level.”Madeleva used figures from Church tradition to defend women’s education, Yocum said.“In order to justify teaching women advanced theology, Sister Madeleva used examples of Catherine of Sienna and Teresa of Avila, along with other women,” she said. “She wanted to give valiant women a room to become great and to study theology on their own.”Yocum said she believed the divine influenced Madeleva to offer Saint Mary’s as a place for women to study.“She described it as an impulse outside of her will, like a Holy Spirit. It was a leap of faith, an act of hope, and Madeleva chose to take it,” she said. In the beginning the program was small, Yocum said. When the school began in the summer of 1943, it lasted a modest six weeks with only 18 students enrolled and three teachers. In later years, the program grew as more sisters and laypeople arrived. As time went on, the program gained attention from prominent priests and other clergy members, Yocum said. “Archbishop Edwin V. O’Hara was a valuable ally in the school’s founding,” she said. “He used his national stature to support Sister Madeleva’s efforts. He secured other scholars and priests to teach and helped to guarantee jobs for women who graduated from the Saint Mary’s program.”Madeleva also faced competition from other programs that claimed they had the first graduate school, like the Catholic University of America, Yocum said. St. Bonaventure also tried to make this claim, however, and neither program made doctoral degrees in theology available to women. Even with the help Madeleva received, Yocum said she still faced major hurdles to get the new graduate school off the ground. “The search for professors was especially hard,” Yocum said. “She was doubted and questioned, yet valiantly she persisted.” Yocum interviewed several former students of the theology program and said to many of them, their strongest memories are of Madeleva’s strong personality and lasting impact on the graduate experience. “She held poetry readings with her students and always invited them into her office,” Yocum said. “Graduates spoke about her willingness to eat with them and the way she would invite them into the garden behind her office.” Yocum said the graduate school helped foster a community of sisters.“Sisters from different religious orders would spend time with each other and the laypeople in the program, which was incredibly unique back then,” she said.  The program ended shortly after Madeleva’s retirement in 1961, Yocum said, and it officially closed in 1966 with the last class graduating in 1969. However, graduates continued to make an impact in their communities. “[Alumna] Mary Daly wrote The Church and the Second Sex, a feminist critique of the Church,” Yocum said. “Other sisters became a backbone of their communities. Sister Therese Rose Lang founded Bethany House in 1984. It provides long-term housing for victims of domestic abuse and helps care for the women.” Tags: graduate school of theology, Sister Madeleva Wolff, Sisters of Holy Crosslast_img read more

  • Continuing Promise 2017 Begins Honduran Operations

    first_imgBy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady, Expeditionary Combat Camera March 02, 2017 An opening ceremony marking the start of operations for Continuing Promise 2017’s (CP-17) second mission stop took place on February 21 in Trujillo, Honduras. The event was attended by local government officials, United States and Honduran military personnel, and the honorable James Nealon, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, who highlighted how the two nations’ partnership will make the 10-day mission stop successful. “I’m glad for the opportunity to be able to participate in the opening ceremony here today. The medical, dental, and veterinary services being provided to citizens all require an enormous amount of coordination with many people working together, and I am very thankful for the personnel here supporting Continuing Promise,” said Ambassador Nealon. Following the festivities, U.S. Navy Captain Errin Armstrong, Commodore Destroyer Squadron 40 (CDS 40) and CP-17 Mission commander, shared that the team was eager to work with their Honduran counterparts to provide services to local residents. “I know that our team is ready to get out into the local community and assist as many people as we can. This visit is a great chance for the team to work alongside host nation providers, learn from each other, and build partnerships that will continue to benefit the people of Honduras in the future,” said Capt. Armstrong. During the visit, host nation and mission personnel provide a variety of medical and dental services at a local elementary school in Trujillo and participate in several knowledge exchange and training (KET) events at Hospital Salvador Peredes. Also, CP-17 team members collaborate with the ministry of Public Health for family planning, nutrition, and infection control training at KET sites throughout Trujillo. Members of the veterinarian team provide animal sterilization and vaccination services for residents and local dairy farmers in conjunction with the Trujillo Pet Project. The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs for students at the Centro de Educación Básica in Puerto Castilla and the Plaza Trujillo Parque Central while in Honduras, and the preventative medicine team conducts training with local public health officials on insect control, waste management, and water quality testing. Honduras is the second stop of CP-17’s humanitarian and civic assistance mission and will be followed by a scheduled stop in Colombia before concluding in April. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, medical, dental, and veterinary support in an effort to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America.last_img read more

  • The #1 reason people leave a job might surprise you

    first_imgDo you know the number one reason employees leave a job? It isn’t because of their title, salary or workload. They leave because of their managers.Surprised? You shouldn’t be. It makes sense, and we have the research to prove it.Multiple surveys have confirmed a manager can make or break an employee’s experience. A study by employee engagement firm TinyPulse identified various behaviors impact retention, such as micromanagement and a lack of opportunities for development. Gallup found “at least 75 percent of the reasons for voluntary turnover can be influenced by managers.”Compensation, culture, colleagues, and balance all play a role—but the crux is the person who holds the role of supervisor.When Good Intentions Lead to Bad ManagementBad managers aren’t uncommon; most people have survived at least one. But bad managers aren’t bad people; more often than not, they just don’t have the skills they need to be effective or to recognize warning signs. Consider this: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more