New Mexico Shuts Down Rocky Mountain EMS Service Over Violations

first_imgSANTA FE, N.M — Rocky Mountain EMS is temporarily suspended after reports of workers dropping patients and ambulances breaking down while out on emergency calls, according to a report. Watch the report below. Related: Common Pitfalls Encountered in Accreditationcenter_img KRQE-TV reports the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission closed down the service after discovering the alleged safety issues. last_img

Read more →

State Suspends MI Paramedics after Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home

first_imgMenifee suggested it might be a case of “Lazarus syndrome,” a reference to people who come back to life without assistance after attempts to resuscitate have failed. The licenses of the two Southfield (MI) Fire Departmentparamedics were suspended after a womandeclared dead at her home was discovered alive at the funeral home. The State ofMichigan has also indicated it will suspend the licenses of the two EMT’s whowere also on the scene, according to the department. An attorney for Timesha Beauchamp’s family said funeral home staff found Deauchamp alive just before she was to be embalmed. Beauchamp was born with cerebral palsy and has required medical care around the clock. Southfield (MI) Fire Department All four firefighters remain on paid administrative leave from the city pending an investigation. SouthfieldChief Johnny Menifee previously told reporters the crew did not find any signsof life despite immediately attempting to revive Beauchamp and twice morereturning to her room when relatives said she appeared to be breathing or had aheartbeatlast_img read more

Read more →

SMC Dance Marathon raises over $90,000

first_imgTags: 10th anniversary, 90k, Dance Marathon, riley hospital for children, Saint Mary’s College Saturday, Saint Mary’s students laced up their dancing shoes in support of the College’s 10th annual Dance Marathon and raised a total of $90,322.94.The 12-hour marathon benefitted Riley Hospital for Children, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Indianapolis, and this year’s theme was superheroes, senior Nora Clougherty, catering executive chair for Dance Marathon, said.“It’s the Riley kids who are the real superheroes, we just help them fly,” Clougherty said. All funds raised at the marathon benefit the hospital’s general fund and ensure that all children are treated at Riley regardless of their ability to pay, she said.Local families treated at Riley came to Angela Athletic Facility throughout the day to share their stories and motivate the dancers to stay on their feet all day. The event lasted from noon to midnight, according to a College press release.Within those 12 hours, Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon raised more than $9,000, which is the highest amount the organization has ever raised on the day of the marathon, senior Kristen Millar, internal president, said.Millar said she hoped the event would raise awareness and funds for Riley as well as give people the opportunity to have fun dancing in support of the hospital.The dancers at the event were encouraged to stay on their feet for the duration of the marathon. Entertainment at the event included learning the choreographed group dance, a bounce house, three meals, listening to the stories from Riley families, live performances by Pat McKillen, the Notre Dame Pep Band, Bellacappella, Irish dance team and the Saint Mary’s cheer team, according a college press release.Ten years ago, Francesca Johnson, a Saint Mary’s alumna from the class of 2009, created the Dance Marathon organization at the College. She returned to Saint Mary’s to attend the event’s 10th anniversary, she said.Johnson said she was inspired by her brother’s work as an executive at Indiana University’s Dance Marathon and decided to start the marathon at Saint Mary’s her freshman year. The first year, they raised $21,000, she said.“I had been in children’s hospitals when I was little, so doing something for the Children’s Miracle Network was very near and dear to my heart,” Johnson said. “Wanting to do Dance Marathon at a school that I loved was a very natural thing.”Sarah Voss Reed, Johnson’s classmate and a member of the founding group, said she was thrilled to see the continuation of Dance Marathon at Saint Mary’s.“Just to see that [Dance Marathon] has continued on even when no one knows who we are and our legacy is long gone, but the legacy of the marathon still lives is amazing,” she said.Senior Jen Lefere, Dance Marathon vice president, said she was blown away by the results and only hopes that the Dance Marathon will continue to grow.“I hope to build off what we did this year and continue to have the amazing relationships that we do and to challenge ourselves because that is what we did these last couple of weeks. As you can see, the results were insane,” she said. “We hope to keep moving forward and getting more people involved because it is a fun thing to be a part of.”Junior Allison Lukomski, external president, said a question resonated throughout the marathon, “Why do you Dance Marathon?”For Lukomski, the answer is simple: “Dance Marathon is all about fighting for a cause that is bigger than yourself, fighting for the continuation of hope that is given at Riley, fighting for the little faces I see dancing, for their health and for their lives.”last_img read more

Read more →

Vidor man crashes stolen motorcycle with drugs, gun

first_img The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative prosecuted the case.Under federal statutes, Cozart faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office. Cozart was taken to a nearby hospital and the wreck scene was cleared, during which time officers located a backpack affixed to the motorcycle.The backpack contained a pistol, ammunition, $3,000 cash, methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone pills.Further investigation, authorities said, revealed Cozart was a convicted felon having three prior felony drug convictions. As a convicted felon, Cozart is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. BEAUMONT – A 30-year-old Vidor man pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.According to U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown, Taylor Graham Cozart pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.According to information presented in court, law enforcement officers responded to a motorcycle crash July 30 on Interstate 10 in Orange County. The defendant was the driver of the motorcycle, which was later determined to be stolen.center_img This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle S. Englade.last_img read more

Read more →

2015 inductees revealed for Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2015. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture. These nominees will be honored on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, during the invitation only luncheon at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Also during that time, the black and white photographs of the 2014 inductees will be revealed. These photos will feature Joseph E Carrigan, Ronald Greenwood, Richard Moore, Harry Morse, Sr, and Lucien Paquette.They are:Putnam Blodgett, former dairy farmer and Certified Tree FarmerArthur Clifford, innovative dairy farmer in Starksboro VT (posthumously)Mariafranca Morselli, renowned maple researcher at UVM (posthumously)Governor Frederick Holbrook, founder of the Vermont State Agricultural Association (posthumously)James Harvey, an accomplished harness racing horse trainer in DuxburyFamily members and representatives from many agricultural organizations in Vermont will be in attendance as we honor these deserving individuals.The fifty-nine photographs depicting sixty-two previous nominees are on display in the entryway of the Robert E. Miller Building and can be viewed during the Fair as well as throughout the year. We encourage Vermonters to visit the exhibition and remember the many contributions these folks have made to our industry.Nomination forms are available on the Exposition website and the deadline for submissions is May 31 every year. (www.cvexpo.org(link is external))last_img read more

Read more →

3 minutes and counting… DATEV Challenge Roth fills in record time

first_imgAll starting places for next year’s DATEV Challenge Roth in Germany, which takes place on 20 July 2014, sold out in record time earlier this week. On Monday (July 22) the online registration process launched at precisely 10:00 local time. No more than 2 minutes and 9 seconds later all of the available places for German athletes were gone. After 3 minutes and 15 seconds all slots for foreign athletes had gone too.(During the Winners’ Award Ceremony on 15 July, athletes already had the opportunity to register personally for the 2014 race and to acquire an entry code. Around 1,000 individual athletes and 200 relay teams took up this opportunity.)All the relay places for DATEV Challenge Roth on 20 July 2014 are now also booked up. Right after the online registration process had been launched, there was a real run for the relay places, and they were all gone after 50 seconds.There is one last opportunity to secure a coveted spot to Challenge Roth on 6 December as part of the annual Christmas Charity Fundraiser.Challenge Family CEO, Felix Walchshöfer, said the response to the 2014 Challenge Roth event consolidated the event’s position as the world’s greatest long distance triathlon.“No other race has sold this many slots in just 3:15 minutes, we’re truly humbled by the passion triathletes have for Challenge Roth and thank everyone for their support,” he said. “We so appreciate that there are many athletes who were disappointed and were not successful, and we’re so sorry for this.“However, we hope everyone understands we are not able to make more places available as we will not compromise on quality by overcrowding.”According to the Challenge Family, the DATEV Challenge Roth website had over 34,000 unique visits generating 98,865 hits when entries opened. With 65 nations in total represented on next year’s start line – the countries with the largest growth in entries, when compared to 2013, are the US and Ireland.Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events ‘focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete.’ The Challenge Family series currently features 21 events around the world in Germany, Holland, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.www.challenge-roth.comwww.challenge-family.com Relatedlast_img read more

Read more →

Istria declared the best olive growing region in the world!

first_imgIn the seventh edition of the Flos Olei guide, published in 2016, Istria achieved exceptional success! In this, the only world guide through extra virgin olive oils, 50 Istrian olive growers and oil mills are included, so Istria has risen to the top of the list for the first time in terms of quality and representation. the highest quality olive growing regions of the world!Flos Olei, a bilingual Italian-English guide to the world’s top extra virgin olive oils, highly esteemed in the world of gastronomy, was published in 2016 in the seventh edition in which Istria with its oils won alone top of the world rankings.With this award, Istrian olive growers receive a large free advertisement, recognition for all their long-term efforts, as well as a great promotional trump card as the best olive growing region in the world. “Every olive grower wishes they could find themselves in this guide. The guide objectively values ​​autochthonous differences, and Istria really has them, banker, buža, carbonaca, because our producers have preserved them and used them with quality.” stand out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian County for HRTPhoto: FB Chiavalon Extra Virgin Olive OilThe highest number of points achieved by olive growers in the Flos Olei guide in 2016 is 98, out of a possible 100. A very high score of 97, the only one from Istria has Olea BB from Rabac, and 4 more producers won a dizzying 96 or 95 points: Family Ipša, Stancija Meneghetti, OPG Matteo Belci and Tonin and Chiavalon Franco Basiaco, Giancarlo Zigante and Enio Zubin.One of the prominent olive growers that has been on the Flos Olei guide list for years is olive oil Sandia Chiavalona from Vodnjan, is one of the fifteen best olive oils in the world, and the most awarded olive oil in Croatia, who points out that this is a great recognition for Istria and excellent branding of Istria as a region of quality olive oil. “This is a great recognition for Istria as a region, as well as for us olive growers. When one region is profiled as a region of quality oil then oil becomes the motive of arrival and guests come only because of the oil. It is much better and better when an entire region is declared the best than individual olive growers’ awards. “Chiavalon pointed out and added that for the last eight years Chiavalon oil has been in the Flos Olei guide and that they achieve high points through continuous quality.” Every year we have more and more guests coming to our tasting room and I am sure that this award will only increase the demand for our oils.Chiavalon concludedThe guide evaluates and describes olive oils from 49 countries from five continents. On 864 pages, in addition to rated olive growers and oil mills, the guide provides information on the history, culture and production of the countries from which they come. Enrollment in Flos Olei, and with it great successes, began in 2005 and since then Istrian olive oils have been constantly confirming their quality. List of all listed olive growers in the Flos Olei guide look herelast_img read more

Read more →

Your sleep becomes more sensitive to caffeine as you grow older: study

first_imgFor their study, the researchers had 22 healthy 20–30 year old adults (the young group) and 25 healthy 40–60 year old adults (the middle-age group) sleep at a chronobiology laboratory for two nonconsecutive nights. After arriving at the lab, the participants consumed either a low dose of caffeine, a high dose of caffeine, or a placebo three hours before their normal bedtime.Throughout the course of the study, participants also recorded their sleep and waking behaviors on a daily basis, and kept a daily log of the amount of caffeinated products they consumed. “Compared to that of the young, the sleep of older adults was generally more sensitive to the effects of a higher dose of caffeine,” the researchers said.Caffeine increased the length of time it took for the participants to fall sleep, shortened total sleep time and reduced sleep efficiency. But the researchers found that these effects were more pronounced in the middle-aged group.“The effects of 200 mg of caffeine were similar across both age groups, but the 400 mg dose of caffeine increased sleep latency, shortened total sleep time and the absolute amount of stage 2 sleep, and reduced sleep efficiency more extensively in older compared to younger adults,” Robillard and her colleagues wrote. Share LinkedIn Share on Twitter Emailcenter_img If you’ve passed the age of 40, you should be extra careful about consuming caffeine before bed. New research has discovered that the sleep of older adults is more sensitive to the effects of a higher dose of caffeine.Caffeine elicits wakefulness by acting as a competitive antagonist at adenosine receptors in the brain. In other words, caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neuromodulator that promotes sleepiness by reducing neuron activity.“Surprisingly, the age-related modulation of caffeine effects on the sleep–wake cycle has received little attention,” lead researcher Rébecca Robillard and her colleagues wrote in their study, which was published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Pinterest Share on Facebooklast_img read more

Read more →

News Scan for May 04, 2017

first_imgMore H5N8 detections in Europe as Vietnam reports H5N1 outbreaksTwo European countries—Italy and Russia—reported new highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu outbreaks, and Vietnam reported five H5N1 events that were detected back in February, according to the latest notifications from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).Italy’s outbreak involves a whooper swan found dead on Apr 27 at a nature park in the Piedmont region city of Turin in the country’s northwest. Meanwhile, Russia reported two more H5N8 outbreaks on commercial farms in Rostov Oblast in the far southwest. The events began on Apr 21, together killing 8,223 of 339,098 susceptible birds. The rest were culled to curb the spread of the virus.In Vietnam, agriculture officials reported five H5N1 outbreaks, all of them in backyard birds in Nghe An province in the central part of the country. The events all began on Feb 18 and were declared resolved on Mar 18. Of 5,499 susceptible birds in the four cities, the virus killed 950, and authorities destroyed the remaining ones as part of the response. May 3 OIE report on H5N8 in Italy May 4 OIE report on H5N8 in Russia May 4 OIE report on H5N1 in Vietnam CDC wraps up soy nut butter E coli outbreak probeThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that its investigation into Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to contaminated soy nut butter is over, though more illnesses are likely to be reported, because the product has a long shelf life and some people may not be aware that the products have been recalled.Since its last update on Mar 30, the CDC reported 3 more illnesses, raising the overall total to 21. The number affected states remained the same, at 12. Twelve people were hospitalized, and 9 of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney complication. No deaths were reported.Investigators earlier linked the outbreak to I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter. The company recalled the products on Mar 7, along with others that were made with the potentially contaminated soy nut butter. On Mar 31 the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was temporarily shuttering operations at Dixie Dew Products, based in Erlanger, Ky., which produced the contaminated soy nut butter.May 4 CDC final outbreak update Scientists develop new method to produce penicillinScientists in the United Kingdom say they’ve developed a method to produce penicillin from baker’s yeast. They report their findings today in Nature Communications.In the study, scientists from Imperial College London describe how they used genes from the fungus Penicillium chrysogenum, which naturally produces penicillin, to re-engineer the cells of the baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This set off a biochemical reaction process that enabled the baker’s yeast, in turn, to produce small amounts of the nonribosomal peptide penicillin. They then further modified the yeast to produce more penicillin.When added to a petri dish containing Streptococcus bacteria, the yeast actively secreted penicillin that had the same bioactivity against Streptococcus as commercially obtained penicillin.While producing more penicillin isn’t necessarily a priority, the authors of the study say their research, though still in its early stages, demonstrates that baker’s yeast could be a potential vehicle for producing and testing a whole range of new antibiotics. Baker’s yeast is easy to genetically re-engineer and has previously been used to create molecules with industrial and therapeutic relevance, but this is the first time it has been genetically reprogrammed to produce antibiotics.      “We believe yeast could be the new mini-factories of the future, helping us to experiment with new compounds in the nonribosomal peptide family to develop drugs that counter antimicrobial resistance,” study co-author Ali Awan, PhD, said in an Imperial College news release.May 4 Nat Commun study May 4 Imperial College news release Study: Immunization gaps slow Africa’s progress to measles eliminationMeasles incidence decreased 63% in African countries from 2013 to 2016, but because countries didn’t meet their targets for vaccine coverage, surveillance, and disease incidence, the continent won’t likely meet the goal of eliminating the disease by 2020, a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC reported today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report is an update of the groups’ estimates in 2012.The number of children estimated to have received their first dose of measles-containing vaccine rose only 3 percentage points (71% to 74%) from 2013 through 2015, and in 2015 first-dose coverage was below the target of 95% in 87% of the African nations. Of the 8.9 million African babies who didn’t receive their first measles dose in 2015, more than half were from four nations: Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola. The number of countries providing a routine second dose rose from 11 in 2013 to 23 in 2015.To make better strides toward meeting the 2020 measles elimination goal, more countries need to introduce the second dose of measles-containing vaccine to their immunization programs, boost coverage by improving the management of staff and financial resources, improve access to populations for health providers, and increase demand for the vaccine by linking immunization to community services.May 5 MMWR report Polio workers helping tackle meningitis outbreak in NigeriaThe WHO announced yesterday it was deploying 190 Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) officers to help control an outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in Nigeria.In the past 2 months, the Nigerian states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Kastina , Kebbi, Yobe, and Niger have reported thousands of cases of CSM. These states fall within the “meningitis belt” of elevated activity in central Africa. As of May 1, officials have logged 3,687 suspected cases of the disease and 200 deaths, which can be prevented with a vaccine.The PEI officers will be vaccinating a targeted 740,000 Nigerians in the affected states. In the past 4 days, 560,000 of the targeted population have been vaccinated (76% coverage). The vaccination will be extended by 2 days until 90% or more of all eligible recipients—those ages 1 to 21—receive the vaccine.”The WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu appreciated the polio infrastructure for supporting the response without jeopardizing the polio eradication activities,” the WHO’s statement concluded. May 3 WHO statementlast_img read more

Read more →

Preserving stability – Maghreb Oxygene targets consolidation in North Africa

first_imgGet instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270. Subscribelast_img

Read more →