St. Paul Paramedics and EMTs Honored for Saving Lives Using Experimental Equipment

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul paramedics and emergency medical technicians were honored Wednesday for saving more than 300 heart attack patients during a clinical trial of two experimental suction devices. Dr. R.J. Frascone, medical director of Regions Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the St. Paul Fire Department and St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler conducted today’s ceremony, the second of 17 celebrations that will be held throughout the summer. More than 250 paramedics and EMTs who have used the devices to resuscitate patients will be honored, with some getting multiple recognition, said Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. St. Paulis one of several cities involved in the trial. The others are Minneapolis, Oshkosh, Wis., Royal Oak, Mich., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Whatcom County in northwest Washington. The ResQPump works somewhat like a household plunger and increases blood flow to the heart by creating a vacuum in the chest cavity. The ResQPod fits atop the device that paramedics place over a patient’s mouth during CPR. The pod regulates how oxygen is inhaled and exhaled during resuscitation, ultimately increasing the flow of blood to the heart. For 3 1/2 years, they have been using the ResQPump and the ResQPod during cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The devices are used on patients in cardiac arrest. The purpose of the trial is to determine the effectiveness of the devices against standard CPR.last_img read more

Future Electronics to Distribute u-blox Products in the Americas

first_imgu‑blox has signed a distribution agreement with Future Electronics (Future), a leading global distributor of electronic components, for the promotion and sale of all u‑blox products in the Americas. Future will leverage its dedicated wireless and RF business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, to promote u‑blox’s broad portfolio of Cellular, GNSS and Bluetooth solutions and platforms that enable IoT applications. u‑blox’s extensive product offering and roadmap provide Future Connectivity Solutions with one of the strongest Wireless and RF line cards in the industry. This distribution agreement allows u‑blox to leverage Future’s extensive field engineering resources and world-class distribution capabilities. Future Connectivity Solutions, a division of Future Electronics, is uniquely positioned to support a multitude of marketing, engineering and logistics services in the IoT space.Click here to see u-blox products from Future Electronics.last_img read more

Lucas Divino catapults into world top ten with win at PBR event in Oklahoma

first_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Last Updated: 18th May, 2020 10:42 IST Lucas Divino Catapults Into World Top Ten With Win At PBR Event In Oklahoma Brazil’s Lucas Divino rode supreme to win the PBR Lucas Oil Invitational on Sunday, collecting $18,250 US dollars and a crucial 102 world points. Written By First Published: 18th May, 2020 10:42 IST COMMENTcenter_img Brazil’s Lucas Divino rode supreme to win the PBR Lucas Oil Invitational on Sunday, collecting $18,250 US dollars and a crucial 102 world points.As the last rider out in a closed-to-fans event at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma in the USA, and with the event title on the line, Divino reached the eight-second whistle and recorded a massive 90.75 points.After beginning the event ranked number 12 in the world, Divino catapulted inside the top 10 to seventh in the world, 458.5 points behind world number one Jose Vitor Leme – also from Brazil – whose event ended early after he injured his right lower ribs in Round 1.Yet another Brazilian, Alex Cerqueira, clinched second place while the USA’s Stetson Lawrence was third.(Representative Image) Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVlast_img read more

A Woman Is Almost Hit By an Axe . . . That She Threw!

first_imgHave you ever been to one of those axe-throwing bars?  It’s a bar where you throw real axes at targets on the wall.  And somebody posted video of a woman in Colorado who almost KILLED herself at one of them. She throws the axe but it ricochets OFF the floor, THEN off the target . . . and then comes flying back right at her head.  She jumps out of the way at the last second.last_img

Narita’s self-driving wheelchairs aim to help disabled

first_imgWheelchair wagon train.. Photo; ANA Funky self-driving wheelchairs that can navigate busy airports and avoid obstacles are under test at Tokyo’s Narita airport to help passengers with mobility issues get between flights.The project between All Nippon Airways and Panasonic Corp. is using the semi-robotic electric wheelchairs to increase mobility and accessibility options that give passengers more independence when navigating the bustling airport.READ: Delta now allows elite status to reclaim ‘life-changing’ eventsThe self-driving wheelchair developed by Panasonic and WHILL is capable of independently detecting and avoiding people and obstacles and follows a pre-determined leader to a common destination.“Narita airport is a gateway to Japan for millions of travelers every year and we seek to partner with other leading Japanese innovators to make sure that arrival, departure and making connections are all as convenient as possible,” said ANA senior vice president Juichi Hirasawa.“ANA’s partnership with Panasonic will make Narita Airport more welcoming and accessible, both of which are crucial to maintaining the airport’s status as a hub for international travel in the years to come.wheelchairs“The robotic wheelchairs are just the latest element in ANA’s multi-faceted approach to improving hospitality in the air and on the ground.”ANA has previously experimented with interactive robots and connected smart technology in a project also designed to help people with disabilities.Other technology trials being conducted by the Japanese carrier include a wearable robotic exoskeleton, remote-controlled aircraft pushbacks, automatic baggage loaders and automated towing tractors.Those trials aim to convert Kyusha Saga International Airport. on the island into “a hotbed of innovation and a premier logistics hub in the region”.ANA said it hoped the trials would lead to important breakthroughs that would streamline and improve service on the ground.last_img read more

Milan free up 60m for Zlatan?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Milan are reportedly ready to sell Fabio Borini, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez to raise €60m for January, including a €4m per year Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract. The Swedish star confirmed he is leaving LA Galaxy and MLS yesterday and is being linked with a move back to Serie A this winter. Milan are now trying to free up some space in the squad to make room for their targets in the transfer market this winter. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the trio of Borini, Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez should be on their way out the door to accommodate for new signings. The newspaper claims it will free up a total of €60m in spending money for the Rossoneri, who are willing to offer €4m a year to Ibrahimovic. It’s also suggested that the 38-year-old might have some reservations against a move back to San Siro, as his strong reputation at Milan might be ruined by another appearance at the end of his career. He helped the club secure their last Scudetto in 2010-11. Milan are currently 14th in Serie A and are looking to the transfer market to find solutions, but Ibrahimovic has also been linked with moves to Napoli and Bologna.last_img read more

a month agoWatford reject Randell Williams catching eye at Exeter

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford reject Randell Williams catching eye at Exeterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveA host of clubs are chasing Exeter City winger Randell Williams.The former Crystal Palace and Watford man joined Exeter in January.His early season form has drawn interest from Championship clubs Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest, QPR and Huddersfield, according toteamTALK.The 22-year-old already has three assists to name so far this season. last_img

AAP candidates to file nominations today, Chadha holds rally in S Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The six remaining candidates of Aam Aadmi Party will file their nominations on Monday, senior party leader Gopal Rai said. Meanwhile, AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha on Sunday held a rally named ‘Gundaraj Mukti Yatra’ with over 11000 bikes and 800 cars.”We postponed the filing of nominations of AAP candidates but now all our six candidates in Delhi will file their nominations on Monday and we will also launch a ‘Pol-Khol Abhiyan’ against the Congress,” said Rai. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe AAP had announced seven candidates in the national capital and party’s west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar filed his nomination papers on Thursday. The other six candidates who will file their nominations on Monday are Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi, North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh, South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East candidate Dilip Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel. Meanwhile, Raghav Chadha held nomination rally in South Delhi led by Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe rally started from one end of South Delhi at Palam MLA Bhawna Gaur’s office and continued all the way till the other end of South Delhi Parliamentary constituency in Tughalakabad. The roadshow passed through Palam, Bijwasan, Mehrauli, Chhattarpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Deoli, Kalkaji and finally, concluded in Tughlakabad. Raghav Chadha said, “BJP leaders in South Delhi have used the politics of fear and intimidation for years. The public of South Delhi is scared to go to their MP with their problems. People are disappointed with BJP leaders because of their abusive and brash behaviour.” He further added that the people of South Delhi want to change. They want to elect an MP who will be answerable to them and understands their basic needs. This time, the candidate’s nature and character will play a huge role in determining who wins the Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Web Check-In

first_imgWatching Delhi Crime was a spine-chilling experience. Tell us about the emotional impact you endured as an actor when you read the script and began shooting. When I first read the script, I was absolutely stunned by the detailing. I knew that Richie (Mehta) had spent a lot of time on it. It was very evident that he had done extensive research. The way he chose to put that research together was brilliant. Besides being procedural, Delhi Crime sensitively examines the lives of the women investigating the case and how they negotiate patriarchy alongside discussing a world in which a crime like this happened. That is what touched me when I read the script. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerBut I felt its full impact only after I actually watched it. When you are shooting for something, you don’t see it holistically. When you are reading a script, you can visualise it to some extent. Sometimes, the result may disappoint you or surpass your imagination. In this case, it surpassed mine in just the way he chose to pitch the performances. The time he had spent on it, the research he had done and the script were all proofs of that. With any other team, it would have been difficult to sign up for a project like this. With this one, I was certain it would be handled with sensitivity. It would have been very hard to shoot for this if I hadn’t trusted the director. I don’t think I would have been a part of this series if I didn’t have that trust because it can so easily become exploitative. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Shooting for Delhi Crime must have been akin to revisiting the tragedy. In the series, we see you interacting with the family of the victim. How did you internalise the situation and the emotional graph of your character? When you are part of a project like this, you have no choice but to give it all you’ve got. While it was disturbing to revisit the tragedy while filming, I really wanted the revisit to experience the incident differently from what I had experienced as a civilian when I had heard the news. I felt like I had moved on too quickly. I thought it was something that deeply affected me at that time and it is important to remember these incidents. It is also important to fight for a society which doesn’t allow incidents like this to happen again. We forget the victims very soon, we slip back to our lives and other things take over. I felt guilty for forgetting an incident like this. I wanted to remind myself and this project, in a way, was assuaging my guilt. Even though it was disturbing and painful, it was important to revisit it. What I found compelling about this character, Neeti, was the spirit and idealism that she comes with and how she begins to change. It happens for a variety of reasons such as her realisation that she is working within a system and her disappointment at everything around her. Hence, her idealism begins to crumble and that is very heartbreaking. The breaking of a woman’s spirit is something we see all the time. Rape does that too. Every day, something like that happens through an act of violence or even smaller things that erode a woman’s morale. I wanted to tell that story and be part of it so that I could trigger conversations among people. If I can do that through my work, then I would be happy. In Delhi Crime, we get to see the human side of the police, which we do not generally see in our Hindi films… (Cuts in) Yes, yes! That is why it was very new for me. The police are either valourised or they are villainised in our films. I don’t have any friend or family in the police service. So this is the first time I learnt about their lives. It was fascinating and the detailing was very interesting. The kind of the things they have to fight for in their jobs was a revelation to me. Delhi Crime, like you said, really humanised the police for me. As Neeti, I met a lot of IPS officers who were training at that point. Mirzapur, Made In Heaven and Delhi Crime are among the biggest web series India has had of late, and you have been a part of all three. What importance do they hold in your filmography? It feels so good to be part of these series. I have always had good work in terms of content, roles and scripts. But my films, unlike these shows, did not have this kind of reach among the audience. So it is lovely to see that the web has room for all sorts of content. There can be a Made In Heaven and a Mirzapur. They belong to two completely different genres. And then there is Delhi Crime, which is again different. All three of them are getting a very wide viewership, which means there are audiences for all kinds of genres. That is very, very encouraging and I think this is the best time to be an actor (Smiles). When I made my acting debut, there were lots of good films that were being made at the time but they would always get stuck in distribution. That was the bottleneck for small films and it still is. Smaller films just don’t get a chance even if they are accessible. I felt very disappointed when my film Qissa did not reach a wide audience. It deserved a lot more. Lots of people told me back then that the film was not accessible. I told them that we underestimate our audiences and they said to me that I am too much of an indie artiste who doesn’t understand the film business. Then there was a film called Tu Hai Mera Sunday, in which I played a small part. People labelled it as a very accessible film. Even that didn’t get the viewership it deserved because of the same issues – stuck in distribution, very few theatres and odd show timings. But things have changed for actors like me. Now, content is more important. Web platforms already have a viewership. They are not yet star-driven even though I have already begun to hear a lot of murmurs here and there and that is disappointing (Chuckles). But I hope it doesn’t change. Does it give you a high to see your work reach out to 190 countries across the world? Yeah! None of my films has experienced that. So, it is new territory for me. The other day, I got a message from somebody from Israel on Instagram. He said he had watched Delhi Crime. It is nice to get feedback. It is tells you things you might not have thought about. It is nice to see that your work has affected people, stayed with them and it is something they will carry with them because this is why you do it. When it comes to the web, the biggest plus is that there is no censorship. But there has been talk of regulation. As an artiste, how do you look at creative freedom? I believe that a story will dictate how it is to be told, if you are true to it and if your reasons to do it are not exploitative. If you are telling a story with integrity and truth, it will tell you how it should be told. Therefore, I don’t feel like there should be an outside body governing and telling an artiste what to do and what not to do. I know that society feels the need for rules and that is how we live with each other. But I hope the web remains a free space and we are allowed to say what we want to say through our stories. What is next on the cards for you? There are two films I have shot that are yet to be released. One of them is more in the commercial space than anything else I have done. It is in the comic zone. That should be out in the next two or three months. They have not announced the date or the title of the film yet. It is in its post-production stage right now. Then there is this independent film I did, which is an improvised film. We had a rough structure to every scene but we didn’t know how exactly we were going to achieve the intent of the scenes. So I worked with a lot of improvisers from this group called Improv Comedy Mumbai. My husband is a part of that group. I have worked with him in this film. Then there is Mirzapur Season Two, which I will start shooting for from next month. After that, I have Delhi Crime Season Two.last_img read more