Airport Mechanic Rescues Vet Whose Prosthetic Leg Breaks Down

first_imgTaylor posted this photo on Facebook with a message for Keith, “Thank you to this awesome Las Vegas airport maintenance employee who was able to save the day!”“What I did wasn’t much,” he said on the McCarran Airport Facebook Page when they contacted him for details. “We all are in debt to him and his family for sacrificing in service to us.”Taylor Morris, it turns out, doesn’t waste his life feeling sorry for himself. His enthusiasm for service led him to organize the second annual 5K Glow Stick race to raise money to help someone else.Close to 1,000 glowing supporters took to the streets in Cedar Falls, Iowa to run in the evening 5K on Saturday, August 23. They raised around $7,000 and race participants voted on which deserving person should get the money.A 1-year-old girl named Lily, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type one, was named the winner. When Lily’s dad was brought on stage, he gave a touching speech and ended it by saying their family would like to divide the $7,000 with each of the other 5 nominees.Learn more at TaylorMorris.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA U.S. veteran, quadruple amputee Taylor Morris, was traveling through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas with his wife, when his prosthetic knee suddenly broke down. His tool kit was out of reach, packed in his luggage, but luckily the lead aircraft mechanic for American Airlines was able to come to the rescue.“Normally we just fix airplanes and don’t interface with passengers,” said Keith Duffner who received a call for help from a colleague upstairs.“Occasionally we provide tape or glue for an interim repair (but) on this call, a traveling military veteran was in need of a wrench to adjust his artificial leg.”It took a few minutes to loosen the screws, and then his wife and Duffner realigned the foot.last_img read more

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Charlie Charlie Challenge craze is demonic activity, priest warns

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 77 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Charlie Charlie Challenge craze is demonic activity, priest warns by: Caribbean 360 – May 29, 2015 Caribbean 360PHILADELPHIA, United States – The Charlie Charlie Challenge game that has recently taken social media by storm has been dubbed “demonic activity” by a Catholic priest.In an open letter to pupils at the Saints John Neumann and Mario Goretti Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Father Stephen McCarthy said there was no way of knowing what could happen if they took the challenge.According to a report in Britain’s Independent newspaper, the letter said: “There is a dangerous game going around on social media which openly encourages impressionable young people to summon demons.“I want to remind you all there is no such thing as ‘innocently playing with demons’.“Please be sure to NOT participate and encourage others to avoid participation as well.“The problem with opening yourself up to demonic activity is that it opens a window of possibilities which is not easily closed.”The Charlie Charlie Challenge has been trending online with videos posted of children and teenagers taking the challenge, which involves balancing pencils in a cross, surrounded by the words “yes” and “no,” in what The Independent described as a rudimentary form of the Ouija board.The challenge is allegedly an “ancient Mexican tradition”, which supposedly summons a visit from a demon, the presence of which is said to be indicated by the movement of the pencils towards the word “yes”.In what has been described as a supernatural ritual, players chant “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” twice, and wait to see if the crossed pencil points towards yes or no. Provided the pencils point towards yes, players are said to be free to ask the spirit questions. At the end of the game, players must ask permission to stop by chanting “Charlie, Charlie can we stop?” They must then wait until Charlie says yes by pointing the pencil to the appropriate square.Players must then drop the pencils to the floor so “the demon portal to his or her own home hasn’t been left wide open forever.”There is also a two-person version of the game that uses six pencils.Not everybody is convinced the game is supernatural in any way, with some suggesting that the movement is a result of nothing more than physics.There have been reports of some participants claiming to have witnessed strange phenomena, such as seeing peculiar shadows or hearing uncanny noises while playing the game, and suffering from nightmares afterwards.Others claim to have experienced no unusual activity in connection with taking the challenge.last_img read more

Is there a realistic action plan? What will school do…

first_imgThe first school week of this year in Latvian schools is almost over and both parents and children have probably made conclusions about how the new order of things works.With their experience, impressions and reflections on behavioral and other regulations, people in educational institutions generously share on social networks, but so far there has been no discussion about the school management plan in case a child is found to have respiratory symptoms. .The guidelines in such cases have been published by the MES on its website. We offer them in a transparent format, below. 2020 Knowledge Day in Riga +118 See more What to do if a student has signs of respiratory disease?The recommended action for pre-school educational institutions, as well as general and vocational education institutions, if a case of infection is suspected or detected in the institution, is as follows:If an employee of the institution develops signs of acute respiratory infectious disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath) while performing work duties, the employee is obliged to stop performing work duties and go home, inform the person in charge of the institution by phone and contact a family doctor to arrange further treatment. mode.If contact with other people in the institution or on public transport is possible, the employee must wear a face mask or mouth and nose mask.In this case, the school employee can return to work only on the doctor’s instructions, with the doctor concluding an incapacity for work sheet.If a pupil develops signs of an acute respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath) while in an institution, the institution has:The pupil should be isolated in a separate room and, if necessary according to the pupil’s age, the same adult who had previously been in contact with him / her should be present to avoid the risk of infection, the pupil should wear a face mask or nose and mouth mask and a medical face mask. mask.The recommendations then include contacting the learner’s parents or legal representatives, who should arrive immediately after the learner. Parents should contact their GP by telephone.The guidelines published by the Ministry of Education and Science state that such a student will be treated “according to the state of health” and “will return to the institution according to the instructions of the attending physician”.If an employee or student is diagnosed with a serious illness in a particular institution, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is called. Demonstrations are taking place in Berlin against the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 +15 See more If symptoms are found in two or more peopleIf signs of an acute respiratory infection are detected in two or more learners and a group illness is suspected, the institution follows the institution’s infectious disease control procedures – isolates students by ensuring the presence of an adult, uses face masks and mouth / nose pads to warm up, communicates with , or legal representatives and provide information by telephone to the epidemiologist of the relevant regional division of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC).The MES recommendations also state that if a learner or an employee of the institution is diagnosed with Covid-19 and the case is epidemiologically related to the particular institution, SPKC epidemiologists will determine specific anti-epidemic measures according to the specific situation and provide individual recommendations to the institution’s management, stakeholders, and decide on the need for quarantine for a particular class or establishment.In this case, the head of the institution will be obliged to follow the instructions of the SPC, according to the material published by the Ministry of Education and Science.The head of the institution will have to inform the founder of the institution about this fact and the instructions received by the SPKC, while the representative of the founder will have to inform the State Education Quality Service about the fact if the institution is quarantined.Similar recommendations have been developed for vocational sports education institutions, universities and colleges. You can get acquainted with them on the MES website.The ministry also informed about the readiness of schools for the new school year at a press conference on 31 August:Watch the live press conference for the new school year at the State Education Content Center, Ilga ŠuplinskaPosted by Ministry of Education and Science on Monday, 31 August 2020One case of Covid-19 will not mean the closure of the classIn a conversation with the media, the public relations specialist of the SPKC Edīte Tettere has already pointed out that in a situation when a child would be diagnosed with Covid-19, the further course of events may be different.“Each case is reviewed and evaluated by specialists, so it is impossible to say that the whole class and all students’ families will be isolated. If there is one patient in the class or 10 patients at once, then there are completely different action scenarios, and they cannot be unambiguously predicted. Of course, if there are a lot of patients, the class will most likely close. Parents need to understand that this is done to localize the outbreak as soon as possible. If it is necessary to do it and what class and school will have to be closed, then it will be neither the will of the state nor the SPKC, but a reasonable action, ”said the representative of the SPKC.Tettere pointed out that, in general, it is not possible to predict whether the class where the patient is will end up in quarantine or isolation – there is currently no common algorithm to be followed.“It all depends on the number of patients, the size of the school and the way the learning process is organized, who the child has been in contact with and when the symptoms of the disease have appeared. There are many factors to consider. If a school or classroom is closed, it will be carefully assessed, ”explained a representative of the SPKC.Related news The student fell ill with Covid-19. Can parents go to work and sisters to school? What happens if Covid-19 is discovered in the classroom? Teacher: Individual or individualized approach – what do students gain? The experience of the world and also of Latvia shows that the course of the disease is relatively easier in children than in adults. Of course, there are exceptions and it is not always possible to predict how the disease will develop in a particular child. It should also be taken into account that if a child has a congenital ailment, he may become more ill.The representative of the SPKC reminds that this disease is not so common among children and the risk of the children themselves not being so high.However, there is a risk for school staff that children could pass the infection on to adult educators and their families.Until now, the youngest patient with Covid-19 in Latvia was a 10-month-old child who was also placed in a hospital.Others are currently reading PHOTO: people go to the premiere of the ballet “Swan Lake” Lithuanian Minister explains the main differences why Latvia is doing so well with the fight against Covid-19 The bodies of five children are found in an apartment in Germanylast_img read more