Indiana State Trooper helps woman deliver baby on toll road

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Indiana State Trooper helps woman deliver baby on toll road Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) An unexpected highway delivery.A semi driver pulled over on the Indiana Toll Road, and ran across the highway to an Indiana State Trooper saying his wife may be in labor.Trooper Thomas Maymi called for an ambulance, and followed the man, Carl Robertson, back to the semi.When he saw the woman, Shaniqua Traywick, he said it became clear that there was not enough time to take her to a hospital. He helped her with her contractions until LaPorte County EMS arrived and the baby was delivered.Traywick and her baby were taken to LaPorte Hospital, and are okay.She made Thomas their son’s middle name, after Maymi who helped them. The baby’s full name is Malaki Thomas Robertson.Maymi said he was glad he was in the right place at the right time. IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Twitter Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 20, 2021 0 272 WhatsApp Previous articleSchool Delays and Closings for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021Next articleGovernor Holcomb delivers his 5th State Of The State Address Network Indianalast_img read more

Governor announces ‘Operation Red Clover’

Posted On Jan 1 2021 by

first_imgGovernor Douglas Announces ‘Operation Red Clover’ to Improve Public HealthEmergency Response Major Exercise to be held August 2 – 4 in Burlington,St. Albans and MorrisvilleBurlington, Vt. – For three days next week (augst 2-4), the state of Vermont willconduct a large-scale test of its public health emergency responsecapability, Governor Jim Douglas announced today. This exercise is thelargest of its kind ever conducted.Dubbed ‘Operation Red Clover’ after the Vermont state flower, the exercisewill pit an estimated 700 participants from the Department of Health, areahospitals, and multiple state and local agencies against a simulatedoutbreak of a deadly infectious disease.The exercise scenario begins Monday morning, August 2, with simulatedreports coming into the Health Department from three hospitals aboutpatients just admitted with unusual symptoms.Over the following hours and days, epidemiologists, public health nurses,microbiologists, infection control practitioners, hospital staff,physicians, nurses, government officials, emergency responders, localemergency managers, community members and many others will play out theirvarious roles in the emergency posed by the simulated event.”This is a very important exercise,” said Gov. James Douglas. “It’scritical to the continued safety of Vermonters that we put all of ouremergency plans to the test. With funding from the U.S. Department ofHealth and Human Services, the Vermont Department of Health has beenworking hard to see that our public health and health care system iswell-trained, well-organized, well-equipped and well-prepared.”The focus of the exercise next week will be on the Health Department’soffices in Burlington, St. Albans and Morrisville. Other majorparticipants are Fletcher Allen Health Care, Northwestern Medical Center,Copley Hospital, the Vermont National Guard, Vermont Emergency Management,and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.”We must be ready for anything – from a natural disaster to an infectiousdisease outbreak, to an extreme act of biological, chemical or nuclearterrorism,” said Health Commissioner Paul Jarris, MD. “The internationalSARS epidemic of 2003 provided the latest real-life example of why we needto have a system ready to respond immediately and effectively to anythreat to the health and lives of Vermonters.”Key elements that will be tested during Operation Red Clover: * Disease surveillance and investigation to detect unusualpatterns of illness * Deployment of Fletcher Allen Health Care’s new bio-isolationunit * Laboratory capacity to test and confirm clinical specimensfor biological agents * Rapid information exchange among health professionals viaHealth Alert Network * Delivery of timely, accurate, credible and usefulinformation to the public * Activation of the Health Department and State EmergencyOperations Centers and Incident Command System to manage emergencyresponse * Deployment of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)pharmaceuticals to local clinics * Community clinics to deliver medicine to people who may havebeen exposedOperation Red Clover is the first in a planned series of large-scaleexercises to test public health emergency preparedness and response.Although each event will focus on a particular threat, the overall goal isto enhance Vermont’s “all-hazards” approach to emergency response.last_img read more

Agent explains Mikel Obi quitting Trabzonspor

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_imgTurkish agent of Mikel John Obi has explained his decision to leave Trabzonspor. Necdet Ergezen said, “After the coronavirus epidemic around the world, because of the closure of the borders in Europe and the measures in the UK, Mikel became uneasy for his family. Read Also:Turkish football season suspended after Mikel’s exit “His mind is there. He accepted this situation as normal and we got things together and left. He has no money (compensation).” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Chelsea midfielder left the Turkish giants last week to return to London to be with his young family amid of the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careerslast_img read more

Lady AquaTrojan Kyra Hall Wins Sectional Title And State Finals Bound

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgKyra Hall-East Central places 1st in 100 Back and qualifies for The State Finals next Friday and Saturday at The IUPUI Natatorium!201920ColumbusNorthFinals201920ColumbusNorthScoresBloomington South team champs. Local Teams-East Central 4th, Greensburg 5th, Milan tied 7th, South Dearborn 9th, Batesville 10th, South Ripley 11th, Oldenburg 13th. Girls Swimming Sectionals Results at Columbus North. last_img

Striker Boakye-Yiadom returns to Ghana’s starting line-up to face Chile

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgStriker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has been reinstated in Ghana’s starting line-up for Sunday’s FIFA U20 World Cup quarter-final clash against Chile.The Juventus star was the hero in the Black Satellites Round of 16 clash against Portugal when he scored a late free-kick to steal a 3-2 in Kayseri.He replaces Kennedy Ashia who scored the opener with a stunning long-range shot in Ghana’s last match.Head coach Sellas Tetteh has stuck to his back line made up of Richmond Nketiah, Lawrence Lartey, Joseph Attamah and Baba Rahman.Siedu Salifu and Clifford Aboagye will be in the middle with Moses Odjer and Frank Acheampong on the wings.The winner of the match will meet France, who thrashed Uzbekistan 4-0 on Saturday, in the semi-final on Wednesday. Ghana starting line-up:Eric Ofori-Antwi-Richmond Nketiah, Lawrence Lartey, Joseph Attamah, Baba Rahman-Siedu Salifu, Moses Odjer, Frank Acheampong, Clifford Aboagye- Richmond Boakye-Yiadom, Ebenezer Assifuah.last_img read more

Record broken from flood of ’93 as Mississippi is still rising at Davenport

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgThe all-time worst flood to hit Davenport is no longer the flood of 1993. The Mississippi pushed past the record level Thursday and it’s still slowly rising, approaching eight feet over flood stage. Meteorologist Rich Kinney, at the National Weather Service in Davenport, says the river has surpassed the record of 22-point-63 feet set in July 26 years ago.“Last weekend, there were significant amounts of rainfall, two or three-plus inches across the area,” Kinney says, “and that really fueled this latest rise that we’re seeing.” Governor Kim Reynolds is scheduled to survey the damage in downtown Davenport this (Friday) morning. The crest is expected soon and the river may fall about a foot over the weekend, but Kinney is worried about the potential for more rain Sunday through Wednesday.“That, if it occurs, would lead to renewed rises and we’re already at a very high level,” Kinney says. “We’re certainly very concerned about that and even after the crest, folks cannot let their guard down because the river will start to fall a little bit but we could be back on the rise again next week.” He notes, the Quad Cities weather service is a “24-7 operation.”Kinney says the employees are very busy providing the “latest and best” information to many cities, counties, emergency managers, the news media, and others. Its forecast area includes the Upper Mississippi River between Dubuque County, Iowa and Hancock County, Illinois.last_img read more

2 hurt in Long Beach boat blast

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgEXPLOSION: Two men were moving a vessel from Wilmington when it caught fire and sank. By Kevin Butler Staff Writer A 39-foot recreation boat exploded in a Long Beach shipping channel Monday morning, injuring two men and leaving the craft in pieces. “Nothing on the boat pre-warned them of the impending explosion” of the craft, which is equipped with two gasoline-powered engines, DuRee said. Dennis Rodgers, who was staying on a nearby docked boat and helped rescue the two men, said he had just dressed and left his craft when he heard the explosion. “It was so loud that I thought a plane had crashed,” he said. Rodgers said he saw “smoke and wood flying everywhere.” He and two others ran to the boats that rescued the injured men. One of the men appeared badly injured, with his foot “nearly blown off,” Rodgers said. The two men were taken by ambulance to St. Mary Medical Center, Nash said. There did not appear to be a significant amount of fuel in the water after the blast, Nash said. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The explosion occurred around 10:50 a.m. near 1400 Pier C in Channel No. 3 – just west of Pico Avenue and the Los Angeles River, authorities said. One man had second-degree burns on his lower back, left arm and head, and an open fracture to his right ankle, Long Beach firefighter Will Nash said. The other man reportedly had less serious injuries. Only part of the top of the wood-framed Consolidated boat, built in 1946, remained after the explosion, which scattered wood and metal debris. The two men, ages 52 and 67, had been taking the boat from the Colonial marina in Wilmington to the Port of Long Beach to have its hull repainted, fire Capt. Mike DuRee said. The 67-year-old man, whose brother owns the boat, said the pair had been running the craft for about an hour without any sign of trouble, DuRee said. last_img read more

The Brain as the Computer Robots Need

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_imgA mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially once you realize how incredibly powerful it is.  In some ways it’s like a computer that needs maintenance; in other ways, it is too powerful to describe in machine language.  Here are a few mind matters to mind because it matters:Reboot to clear the ringing:  Many people suffer from various degrees of ringing in their ears, called tinnitus.  For the first time, there is hope for clearing this condition (which ranges from annoying to debilitating), by “rebooting” a part of the brain responsible for it.  PhysOrg reported on studies with rats that showed tinnitus could be drastically reduced or eliminated by playing certain pitches while stimulating the vagus nerve.  Instead of just masking the ringing, it actually eliminates it: “Similar to pressing a reset button in the brain, this new therapy was found to help retrain the part of the brain that interprets sound so that errant neurons reverted back to their original state and the ringing disappeared.”  New Scientist called it “brain training” that reverses ringing in ears.  Incidentally, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has also been effective in treating epilepsy and depression.    Another article on PhysOrg explained that tinnitus is much more than a hearing problem.  A neuroscientist said a part of the brain involved, the corticostriatal circuit, “is part of a general ‘appraisal network’ determining which sensations are important, and ultimately affecting how or whether those sensations are experienced.”  Science Daily called tinnitus “the Result of the Brain Trying, but Failing, to Repair Itself,” indicating that mechanisms are in place to keep the brain in good working order.  But when they fail, maybe a reboot is the last resort.Why music is beautiful:  When sound is organized by intelligent design in music, instead of being an accidental malfunction like tinnitus, it makes us feel wonderful and satisfied.  Why is that?  Science Daily explored why music gives us chills.  “Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.”  Even the anticipation of favorite music can start the chills, the researchers at Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University found.    According to the article, “the results suggest why music, which has no obvious survival value, is so significant across human society.”  But did it evolve?  While it may be uncontroversial that dopamine is “a neurotransmitter vital for reinforcing behavior that is necessary for survival,” suggesting that music evolved to help humans survive and pass on their genes leaves many questions hanging.  How did music get associated with dopamine release?  If it merely a physiological response of sound impinging on eardrums and nerves, why don’t all animals respond in the same way?  How do non-musical people and the deaf survive?  How can different people have different reactions to the same sounds?  Can the sensation of pleasure and chills be understood apart from a mind?Robot see, robot do:  A new “mimic-bot” was reported by New Scientist that can watch a human and learn to imitate what it sees.  “Developed by Ji-Hyeong Han and Jong-Hwan Kim at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon, the system is designed to respond to the actions of the person confronting it in the same way that our own brains do,” reporter Helen Knight explained.  “The human brain contains specialised cells, called mirror neurons, that appear to fire in the same way when we watch an action being performed by others as they do when we perform the action ourselves.  It is thought that this helps us to recognise or predict their intentions.”  We can only hope these designers do better than Mickey Mouse did in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” in Fantasia, by ensuring the robots know the meaning of “Stop!”New Scientist intimated that robots work better by evolving.  Describing tests at the University of Vermont, where a robot learned to walk after first experimenting with crawling, reporter Paul Marks said, “Virtual robots learning to walk are steadiest on their feet when they start out with no legs and are allowed to evolve limbs over time.  As well as helping to design more stable robots, the implication is that creatures whose body plans morph as they grow may have an evolutionary advantage.”  But doesn’t that describe the stages every baby goes through? Evolution has nothing to do with these stories.  Marks made the mistake repeatedly of using evolve as an active verb or infinitive, “to evolve,” as if the robot was making a purposeful choice:Virtual robots learning to walk are steadiest on their feet when they start out with no legs and are allowed to evolve limbs over timeto seek out a virtual light source and evolve a walking gait to reach it.A third type of virtual bot had four upright legs to start with and lacked the ability to evolve its body plan.Each bot used a software routine called a genetic algorithm Movie Camera to evolve a slithering or walking gait that would best get it to the light source given its current body plan.Evolution is not an active verb.  It is the passive effect of random variations doing whatever they do, if not killing an organism.  You cannot choose to evolve any more than you can choose to grow a new sense organ by hoping that the right cosmic rays cause fortuitous mutations that produce some new sensation you cannot now fathom.  Algorithm and evolve do not belong in the same sentence, unless “evolve” is defined in the mathematical sense of “unfolding.”  Evolutionary algorithm is an oxymoron, like dishonest truth or aimless plan.    Then Marks stumbled further by confusing evolution with child development:In terms of biology, evolving behaviours like locomotion may be easier if the animal progresses through body plans that allow for gradual learning over time, says [Josh] Bongard [U of Vermont].  “This is what human infants do: they progress from crawling to walking gradually, even as the bones in the legs and feet change to accommodate the change in behaviour.”Child development is not evolution, for crying out loud.  It’s the outworking of an intelligently designed program.  This kind of equivocation over the meaning of evolution should long ago have been exploded out of the territory behind Darwinian rhetoric.  Then Marks followed that groaner with this: “The results are useful for engineers….”  Please don’t advise engineers to use evolution (in the Darwinian, biological sense) for their programs.  A mind is a terrible thing to waste.(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Underestimating Progress

Posted On Dec 9 2019 by

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Sales is one of the few endeavors where so much of the focus is on results. We celebrate the results that we achieve, winning new business and reaching and exceeding goals. These things are worth celebrating. But the progress towards those results often goes unnoticed, unappreciated, and underestimated, even though 1 always comes before 2.The meeting with the dream client that has been locked down and served by your rival is progress worth noting. If a prospective client has been impossible to acquire a meeting with for 7 years, a meeting is the critical progress as it pertains to creating an opportunity.The creation of an opportunity and your dream client agreeing to engage in discovery, collaborating on the solution that moves them closer to the better future they need and bringing other stakeholders into the conversation is progress. Engagement is critical, and it a sign that you are closer to producing results.Your dream client inviting you to tour their business, meeting executive leadership, conduct a whiteboard exercise with members of their team, visiting one of your clients with you, calling to check your references, putting all the decision-makers in a boardroom to view your presentation and ask you question, or scheduling a call to ask follow-up questions indicates progress. The outcomes that indicate progress are the milestones that you passed through on your way to producing results.Because there are outcomes that occur all along the path to results, the outcomes are worth noticing and appreciating. Each outcome that results in progress are worth planning and executing well because they are important—and often critical—to producing results. When you pay attention to the outcomes that produce results, you increase the likelihood of producing those results.last_img read more

Teacher beats up student for not producing Aadhaar card

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by