March 1

Patient Arrested after WA AMR Ambulance is Destroyed in Fire

first_imgFile Photo The patient then started to damage the inside of the ambulance before running away. The ambulance then burst into flames. It is not clear what caused the fire. An American Medical Response ambulance burst into flames in Federal Way (WA) after transporting a man experiencing a mental health crisis. Police eventually find the man and charged him with third-degree assault. The man is first accused of assaulting the AMR crew in the back of the ambulance, the Federal Way Mirror reported. Both crew members fled the ambulance after receiving minor injuries. Related Protecting EMS Personnel from AssaultProtecting Our EMS PersonnelWhat You Should Know about Self-Defense Seminars for EMS Providerslast_img

January 17

Sing Along to This Wonderful Instrumental Version of Wicked’s ‘Defying Gravity’

first_img Related Shows Although Wicked orchestra member Margaret Dyer may not be able to go to work for the time being, she’s turning her home into Oz. Dyer, along with her husband, Richard Harris, performed a breathtaking instrumental version of Elphaba’s anthem “Defying Gravity.” Check out the full video below, and don’t be alarmed if it causes you to sing out loud! View Comments Margaret Dyercenter_img from $95.00 Wickedlast_img

December 31

Vermont ranks first in ‘Opportunity Index’

first_imgOpportunity Nation released today the 2013 Opportunity Index, the nation’s most comprehensive measure of economic, educational and civic factors that influence the upward mobility of Americans.  While the data shows modest growth ‘ 2.6 percent ‘ in Opportunity Scores nationwide between 2011-2013, the zip code where a person is born still largely determines his or her chances of success. In 2013, Vermont ranked #1 out of all 50 states and Washington, DC; Nevada ranks last for the third year in a row. Vermont had the highest score in both the Education and Community categories.A Look Inside the 2013 Opportunity IndexThe Opportunity Index is an interactive online tool ( is external)) that focuses on the conditions present in different communities that expand or constrain upward mobility. The Index is designed to connect economic, educational, civic and community factors together to help identify obstacles to opportunity and economic mobility and develop concrete solutions.  The 16 interconnected factors include unemployment and poverty rates; preschool enrollment and high school graduation rates; access to healthy food and safe neighborhoods. The Opportunity Index was jointly developed by Measure of America and Opportunity Nation in 2011. The Index gives policymakers and community leaders a powerful tool to advance opportunity-related issues and work, advocate for positive change, and track progress over time.”While we are pleased to see some improvement in the conditions that expand opportunity for Americans, the fact is your zip code can still determine your chances in life,” said Mark Edwards, executive director of Opportunity Nation. “The data discredits the widely held belief that Americans have equal opportunities across the country to climb the proverbial economic ladder.”In comparison, low-income children born in Canada and a dozen European countries stand a better chance of improving their lot in life than low-income children born in the U.S.”The Index shows the interconnected conditions present in America’s communities that impact upward mobility and access to opportunity,” said Kristen Lewis, Co-Director at Measure of America. “GDP and unemployment rates do not give the whole picture of opportunity.”Highlights from the 2013 Opportunity Index Data:Slightly over half of states (26) and Washington, D.C., improved their Opportunity Score. Twenty-four (24) states showed declines or no improvement since 2011One in seven young adults between the ages of 16-24 are not in school and not working (called “disconnected” or “opportunity” youth)Forty-six (46) states experienced a drop in median household income in 2013, and income inequality increased in 39 states over three yearsForty-nine (49) states reported an increase in poverty since 2011Forty-four (44) states have experienced a drop in their violent crime rate ‘ a major improvement in community health and civic life since 2011Opportunity varies greatly depending on where you live, perhaps more than at any point in recent American history, given the growing inequality in the U.S. right now. It is encouraging to see some improvements in some regions, but much work remains. The implications of these findings are especially troubling for our nation’s young people. There are an estimated 5.8 million “disconnected youth” (16-24 year olds not in school and not working). These numbers have remained stagnant for the past three years. The data show that the percentage of people living in poverty and the number of disconnected youth correlate most closely with Opportunity Scores. As youth disconnection and poverty climb, the Opportunity Index tumbles.Overall, location continues to greatly determine the availability of economic, education and civic and community opportunities in the United States. “This runs counter to the vision of our country as a land of opportunity,” said Edwards. “We all need to work together to jumpstart the American Dream for the next generation.”About Opportunity NationOpportunity Nation is a bipartisan, multi-sector national campaign comprised of more than 275 businesses, educational institutions, nonprofits, civic organizations and individuals working together to expand economic mobility and close the opportunity gap in America.About the Opportunity IndexOpportunity Nation partnered with Measure of America, A Project of the Social Science Research Council, to create the Index in 2011. The Opportunity Index is a unique tool that measures the economic, educational and community factors that contribute to the expansion or constriction of upward mobility for Americans where they live. The Index measures the climate for upward mobility across the country, ranking all 50 states and Washington, D.C. and assigning letter grades A-F to more than 3,000 counties each year.BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — is external), is external), and is external)State Rankings IMPACT AREAS RANK STATE OVERALL OPPORTUNITY SCORE ECONOMY EDUCATION COMMUNITY1Vermont65.960.2962.4674.882Minnesota60.957.335966.353North Dakota60.864.8653.9263.734New Hampshire60.76259.9260.225Nebraska60.561.5153.9766.076Iowa59.259.7356.361.547Massachusetts58.956.1161.1959.518New Jersey58.955.2163.3958.079South Dakota58.561.2149.3964.8310Maryland57.859.2256.6857.3711Wisconsin57.854.3657.5961.3612Kansas57.558.1953.9560.3313Connecticut56.95654.7959.8714Maine56.554.2451.5463.6515Virginia56.257.454.4556.7616Utah56.258.4548.3461.7717Colorado55.954.8154.8757.9318Wyoming55.260.5747.7557.2919Alaska54.759.7341.8762.5720New York54.647.8453.162.7921Washington54.553.9848.8760.6922District of Columbia54.347.2151.2464.5623Pennsylvania54.353.1453.556.2124Hawaii53.955.7250.8655.1225Montana53.852.8550.7357.8426Illinois53.348.9755.1555.7127Delaware53.159.4447.852.2228Missouri51.750.2651.0553.8529Rhode Island51.548.5349.4456.5430Ohio51.450.4349.2354.6531Idaho51.349.9448.3755.532Oregon5147.3246.0859.6633United States50.949.449.2554.1434California49.745.9450.5152.7135Indiana4950.2843.5453.236Michigan48.847.246.4652.8837Oklahoma48.549.2245.251.0338North Carolina48.446.446.6152.0939Texas47.547.4346.5648.5540Kentucky47.145.845.2350.2441Florida46.848.7443.8347.9342Tennessee46.544.1345.5749.9443South Carolina45.644.8440.8151.0444Georgia45.444.142.9149.2645Arkansas44.844.442.5847.4346West Virginia44.646.1240.7346.9547Arizona44.446.2741.445.4748Alabama44.344.6140.1148.3149Louisiana43.543.1439.7147.5150New Mexico42.941.6437.0649.9151Mississippi4137.4736.5448.9852Nevada37.944.9925.9142.81last_img read more

December 20

Man dies in one-vehicle crash along I-435 in Lenexa

first_imgThe Kansas Highway Patrol says a 43-year-old Spring Hill man was killed in a crash on I-435 Friday evening.Troopers say Andrew Jerome Riddle was driving northbound on I-435 just north of Kansas Highway 10 when he lost control of the car about 5:20 p.m.The Highway Patrol’s crash log says Riddle was driving a 2006 Lexus IS250. The car struck the inside barrier wall, then went into the median where it crashed into a highway sign. The heavily damaged vehicle came to a stop in the grassy median. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.A Lenexa police officer was first on the scene and reported to his dispatcher that the driver was deceased. Paramedics from Johnson County Med-Act, along with firefighters from the Lenexa Fire Department, also responded.The crash scene was cleared, and all lanes reopened by about 8:15 p.m.No other details were immediately available.last_img read more

December 8

Weight and mortality

first_imgThe Boston Globe:BEING OVERWEIGHT HAS been found to confer a survival advantage with age. But that’s assuming you don’t think others are treating you unfairly because of your weight. A new study suggests that individuals who think they’ve been treated unfairly because of their weight are likely to die sooner, even controlling for age, gender, race, education, body mass index, subjective health, diseases, depression, smoking, and physical activity.Read the whole story: The Boston Globelast_img

September 28

Verster goes south, Hynes moves north

first_imgUK: Abellio and Network Rail announced on January 20 that Phil Verster would be stepping down as Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance to take the same position at East West Rail. EWR is being established by the UK government as a stand-alone entity independent of NR to take forward the remaining phases of work to build a direct route between Oxford and Cambridge.Replacing Verster in Scotland will be Alex Hynes, who is currently Managing Director of Arriva Rail North, operator of the Northern franchise. He will move to NR later in the year, having led Northern since mid-2013.last_img

September 21

8-Year-Old Killed By Rock On The Sterling Highway

first_imgAccording to Troopers, a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was traveling northbound when a volleyball-sized rock fell off the back of a rock truck traveling southbound. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This afternoon, around 1:23 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers received a report that a rock went thru a windshield and struck an 8-year-old passenger, near mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway. The rock went through the windshield of the Hatchback and struck the middle backseat passenger, Noah Schwebach, 8 of Eagle River. Life saving measures were rendered but he succumbed to his injuries on scene. No one else in the Hatchback was injured.center_img The incident occurred in a construction zone that has many large vehicles moving in and out of the area. The vehicle the rock fell off of has not been positively identified. According to Troopers the investigation is still ongoing.last_img read more

September 18

Nottingham Forest join Newcastle United and Watford in race for goalkeeper

first_imgBut as we all know, there’s a new English club who gets involved in the Portuguese transfer rumours. That’s Nottingham Forest.Newspaper Record adds the Championship side to the race today, saying these three clubs have chances to land the player.The outlet claims that Varela’s departure from Benfica should be solved this week, and his destination should really be England, with these clubs making the list of interested sides.The Eagles are ready to listen to offers for the goalkeeper, and will be demanding at least €15m to let him go.Embed from Getty ImagesRecord claims that the Premier League is his favourite destination, something that would obviously give Nottingham Forest a disadvantage.But with Diogo Gonçalves and João Carvalho both signing for the club this summer, maybe he has enough motivation to do the same.In mid June, another Portuguese newspaper, A Bola, dismissed the idea of Varela moving to Nottingham Forest, saying the option wasn’t being considered at that time.Often when we share a Varela transfer story on social media, Benfica fans fill the mentions explaining how good the goalkeeper is and that he’s from the same talent line as Oblak and Ederson. They’re not being entirely genuine, just trying to talk the player’s value up and convince fans of others club that he’d be a good signing.It’s funny, but would suggest they don’t actually think he’s very Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndo In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been covering rumours from Portugal which claimed Newcastle and Watford would be interested in Benfica goalkeeper Bruno Varela.last_img read more