PONTIAC, Michigan – The Detroit News has reported on the death of a EMT during a transport top a local hospital.Star EMS emergency medical technician Bill Rose, 42, suddenly collapsed while transporting a psychiatric patient on Tuesday morning. Rose was rushed to Doctor’s Hospital in Pontiac where doctors worked on him for over an hour.An autopsy is scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.The Detroit News stated that crisis specialists would be available to Star EMS employees as they struggle to deal with Rose’s death.Rose is survived by a fiancÃ© and her 14-year old son.Star EMS website
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMelissa Kayser was heartbroken when she was forced to realize that she couldn’t give birth – but luckily, her compassionate older sister volunteered to be her surrogate and bear her child.The 33-year-old had endured nine miscarriages over the course of three years in her efforts to have children. After undergoing failed fertility treatments, doctors told her to find a surrogate. That’s when Melissa’s 35-year-old sister Lisa Auten volunteered.RELATED VIDEO: Adoptive Father Launches Formerly Homeless Boy to Basketball Stardom“I couldn’t stand watching Melissa go through loss after loss,” Lisa told Inside Edition. “She hurt so badly and she just wanted a child so bad. If I could help give her a family, then I was going to do it.”After two of Melissa’s embryos were implanted in her sister, Lisa successfully gave birth to twin girls named Ashlynn and Tierney who recently turned 6 weeks old.Under Nebraska parenting laws, Melissa will be able to legally adopt the twins when they turn 6 months old. As for Lisa, she still doesn’t want her own children and says she is content to be a fun-loving aunt, instead of a mother.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Sweet News With Your Friends (Photo attribution: Lisa Auten via Inside Edition)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Saint Mary’s Music Department will usher in the Christmas season this weekend with its 39th annual Madrigal dinner, a medieval-themed feast and musical performance. Junior Toni Marsteller, who scripted and directed the performance and is cast as the Wench, said the theatrics and music are interwoven in the meal rather than preceding or following it. “[The dinner features] Renaissance and medieval-style music, and there are actors who provide a little comedy throughout the dinner,” she said. Music professor Nancy Menk, who will direct the Madrigal for the 28th time, said the choir performances will include a combination of traditional songs with a few fresh selections. “Some songs are standards,” Menk said. “We always sing the Wassail Song when we bring out the Wassail bowl, we always sing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas,’ and each year I try to add one or two new songs.” First year Katie Corbett plays the role of the Jester, who taunts the other characters throughout the performance. “I’m an acting major, so I read for the Jester role, and it sounded really funny,” she said. “I’m really excited, but I’m also a little nervous. I hope everyone enjoys the show.” Corbett’s Jester conspires with junior Sophie Korson’s character, the Cook, to play tricks on the Wench. Korson, who has never participated in the Madrigal dinner before, said she decided to take part simply for the fun of it. “It sounded like fun, and I was open to trying it out,” she said. Sophomore Lauren Murphy, a member of the Women’s Choir performing at the dinner, said the performance helps spread the Christmas cheer around campus. “I like dressing up and getting into character,” she said. “The show really helps set the tone for the Christmas season.” Over her nearly three decades at the helm of the Madrigal, Wenk said the tradition has evolved significantly. “Before my time, they actually stopped the show and did an opera right in the middle of the show,” she said. “One of the major changes was to change from a co-ed to an all-women’s choir, about seven or eight years ago, to better represent Saint Mary’s College.” Menk said she is amazed by the transformative effect the show has on Regina Hall, where it is presented. “The girls look so beautiful in their dresses and the room looks amazing,” she said. “By the time we’re done with it, it’s amazing to think it’s just a dorm lounge.” The Madrigal dinner will be celebrated Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Project Completed for the Season, with Work Set to Resume Next SpringVermont Business Magazine As a significant trail project at Mt Philo State Park ends for the season, project managers and visitors alike are commending the improvements and the broader benefits to Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy. The project, managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR), was awarded by a competitive bid process. Designed and constructed by Timber and Stone, LLC, it updates major sections of the main trail to provide a more sustainable and safe ascent, and features a universally accessible trail that improves access at the summit.Mt Philo State Park has seen substantial increases in visitation over the past decade, and has experienced related impacts to trail and park infrastructure. This project addresses the most serious of these impacts, relocating the main trail to follow an improved grade and surface and widening the trail to enable visitors to walk side by side or with leashed dogs.It features multiple stone staircases—over 300 stone steps in total—and crushed stone surfacing, and a design shape that minimizes steep pitches to shed water and snow more effectively. The result is a more durable and sustainable trail that will last for generations without the need for continual maintenance. In addition, the universal access summit trail from the upper parking lot will enable more visitors to enjoy Mt. Philo’s iconic views.This project will not only improve visitor experience and address environmental concerns, but also support larger state efforts to promote and expand outdoor recreation. The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC), created by Governor Scott in 2017, works to grow Vermont’s economy through outdoor recreation, support outdoor recreation businesses, strengthen the stewardship of recreation resources, and increase participation and recognize the public health and wellness benefits of outdoor recreation.“Mt. Philo was Vermont’s first state park, and as it approaches its 100th anniversary, we’re investing in the park to make sure it’s here for visitors in another hundred years,” says VOREC Chair and FPR Commissioner Michael Snyder. “This project protects recreation opportunities at a place that’s special to so many people, and it will make their experience at the park safer, easier to access, and more environmentally protective. This kind of project is at the heart of VOREC’s work and FPR’s mission.”Timber and Stone, LLC sourced all materials from as close to the park as possible. Stone surfacing came from a local quarry and was trucked by a local company, and lumber for a wooden bridge was harvested and milled in Vermont. Machinery used for the project was purchased from local vendors, while hand tools came from a retailer in Central Vermont. Materials that needed to be purchased out of state came from just across Lake Champlain in upstate New York.Josh Ryan, principal of Timber and Stone, LLC, is a VOREC steering committee member.Ryan said, “This project is an on-the-ground example of all that outdoor recreation stands for in Vermont: Reducing barriers and encouraging people to get out and stay healthy, creating a trail that’s inviting to visitors and protects the land it’s built on, supporting the local economy, and providing meaningful employment to seven full-time staff.”Work has been suspended for the season due to weather, and will resume next spring and is expected to continue through the summer. Next year’s phase of the project will rehabilitate existing stretches of trail. If additional funding is secured, officials from FPR hope to extend the project to improve the lower stretch of the trail and make further improvements to the lower parking lot, park entrance, and summit.This project is funded through many federal and state sources, including the federal Recreational Trails Program, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and CARES Act, and the state of Vermont’s Capital Budget. To learn more about Mt. Philo State Park, visit https://vtstateparks.com/philo.html(link is external).Source: Charlotte, VT – FPR 12.18.2020. Photos courtesy ANR.
Access Networks has expanded its Wi-Fi 6 WAP line to include three different models as well as a newly implemented cloud-based configuration of Core systems, live chat for both tech support and sales-related questions, and online design and ordering, helps integrators streamline their design and deployment of residential networks. Comprising the portfolio is the A550, A650 and A750. The availability of these three Wi-Fi 6 certified wireless access points allows integrators to choose the best WAP for the size and scope of a project, offering customers the best possible Wi-Fi experience as family members work and learn from home. Designed for large homes with heavy Internet traffic is the most robust WAP in the line, the A750. The A550 supports homes and Wi-Fi demands of smaller scope, while the A650 caters to mid-range applications.Access Networks has been providing integrators and consumers with enterprise-grade firewall protection as a component of its comprehensive Core systems. Now, they’ve expanded the Sophos offering with the addition of several varieties of unbundled routers/firewalls. Available are five different models of Sophos router with integrated XG Firewall, offering varying levels of protection. Suggested retail prices range from $550 for an entry-level router to $2,400 for the most advanced model in terms of throughput speed and hardware capabilities. With these options, integrators can choose a router that best fits the needs of each project.The company is also transitioning its Core systems to the cloud. Integrators will soon have the freedom to configure a complete system via the cloud and access those settings virtually to handle future modifications simply and quickly.
FDA approves combo antibiotic for hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated pneumoniaPharmaceutical company Merck announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for the antibacterial combination drug Recarbrio to treat adult patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by gram-negative pathogens.Recarbrio is a combination of the antibiotic imipenem-cilastatin and the beta-lactamase inhibitor relebactam. It was approved by the FDA in July 2019 to treat patients who have complicated urinary tract infections and intra-abdominal infections with no alternative treatment options.The additional indication in HABP/VABP is based on the results of a phase 3 clinical trial—RESTORE-IMI—that compared outcomes in 535 HABP/VABP patients treated with either 1.25 grams of Recarbrio or 4.5 grams of piperacillin/tazobactam administered intravenously every 6 to 7 hours for 7 to 14 days. Recarbrio met the primary and key secondary endpoints in the trial, showing non-inferiority to piperacillin/tazobactam in 28-day all-cause mortality and clinical response at early follow-up.”At a time of great public health concern about the need for new treatments to meet the evolving challenges posed by Gram-negative bacteria, we are proud to continue bringing new therapeutic options to health care practitioners in an effort to help them overcome the challenges in patient care,” Nicholas Kartsonis, MD, senior vice president of clinical research, infectious diseases and vaccines at Merck Research Laboratories, said in a company press release.The company cautions that to reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of the drug, Recarbrio should only be used to treat infections caused by susceptible bacteria.Jun 5 Merck press release New global antimicrobial resistance surveillance network launchesThe International Society for Infectious Diseases and the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) yesterday announced a new global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance network, according to a ProMED-mail post.The ProMED-AMR surveillance network will collect new information on antibiotic-resistant pathogens using digital disease detection methods and non-traditional sources, and a global team of AMR experts will vet, analyze, and comment on that information. The network will also produce and disseminate reports on trends, new cases, and clusters of AMR to an international audience in real time.”The primary goal of ProMED-AMR is to build global public health capacity to rapidly detect and validate the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in animals, humans, and the environment to help prevent further AMR expansion,” ProMED-mail editor Larry Madoff, MD, said in the post. “ProMED-AMR will engage the international infectious diseases community in a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and commentary relating to AMR and increase the knowledge base of effective and safe medicines to prevent and treat infectious diseases.”ProMED-AMR will be led by Matt Levison, MD, ProMED associate editor and an infectious disease specialist.Jun 5 ProMed-mail post
Gurney’s Montauk Resort presents a lobster bake on Thursdays all summer long from 7 to 10 PM. The menu includes food from both land and sea served from a seafood bar, carving station, and a donut and s’mores station. At the seafood bar, guests can take their pick of Gurney’s east coast oyster selection, chilled king prawn, Long Island little neck clams, and razor clams to start.The carving station serves up goods like pastrami-spiced hanger steak and bone marrow chimichurri. Guests can chow down on corn on the cob and potatoes too. After dinner, adults and kids can pick their toppings for their fresh-made donuts and can melt their own s’mores by the fire at each dessert station.The cost is $90 for adults and $30 for kids under 12.Vegan ice cream company Van Leeuwen has teamed up with Gurney’s Resort. The brand will launch its first hotel shop at the new Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina. To celebrate the partnership, they’ve created a custom ice cream flavor called “Weekend at Gurney’s.”The custom creation for Gurney’s Resorts includes a peanut butter base with marshmallow bits, chocolate fudge swirl, and a house-made Graham cracker crumble.And there will be free scoops of Weekend at Gurney’s at The Beach Club to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 21, while supplies last. Share
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Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Massachusetts. On Saturday, September 20, another traffic shift to change both vehicular and pedestrian traffic will occur to begin construction of the arch culvert underneath Riverway.This traffic shift will maintain the current traffic pattern around the former Sears Parking Lot at Park Drive, between the Landmark Center and the Riverway Connector, but will shift the four lanes to the left. In addition, the Riverway traffic outbound will shift left at the Riverway Island, near the existing Riverway Intake Structure.Traffic flow will remain in the same traffic pattern from last traffic change in March 2014.These changes are being made so that the installation of the culvert under Riverway can begin, while the culvert under Brookline Avenue is near completion. This shift will help to maintain project completion in 2015.[mappress]Press Release, September 9, 2014
The two transformers were shipped from the Port of Rotterdam to the Port of Duluth-Superior where they were unloaded from the ship to waiting CP railcars for transport to Canada. Stevedores from Lake Superior Warehousingdischarged the transformers onto specialised CP railcars, including a new 20-axle railcar managed by US rail freight rolling stock provider SRT. The special train of nine cars travelled along CP’s 2000km route to Alberta.The transformers are destined for a new electrical transmission line, the Montana Alberta Tie Line, the first international merchant transmission line in North America.heavy and OOG cargoes carried by rail will be one of the industry focus items in the Jan/Feb issue of HLPFI. To participate in the feature either by suggesting editorial or advertising your services, please send an email to [email protected] in the first instance.