New Hospital Beds Speak 13 Languages

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNot only can these new hospital beds talk, they speak 13 languages. The beds have the brains of a computer and can communicate 30 programmed questions and commands that help care for patients who don’t speak the native tongue. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Final Day of UN Event Sparks Endorsement of 11 Treaties

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAgainst the backdrop of this year’s 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a UN gathering last week promoted universal participation in treaties and international pacts. On the final day of the event, six Member States undertook nine treaty actions by signing or ratifying separate conventions, agreements, treaties and optional protocols. Following Uganda’s lead from yesterday, Austria also ratified both the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet personally ratified a second optional protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aimed at eliminating the death penalty.  Timor-Leste’s President, José Ramos-Horta, similarly took part in the event, signing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.   The Bahamas actively endorsed four treaties, ratifying the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and three additional protocols concerning human trafficking and the illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms.  Small island nation Kiribati followed Burundi’s example and ratified the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.  In total 30 States took 57 actions during this year’s treaty event, the tenth in the series held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters. As 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year’s event – which began on September 23 – centred on the theme “Universal Participation and Implementation – Dignity and Justice for All of Us.” (Image courtesy of Sun Star) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

New Machine Scrubs CO2 From the Air

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore University of Calgary climate change researchers say they are close to figuring out how to commercialize the capture of carbon dioxide directly from the air with a simple system that could be set up anywhere in the world. If they can make it work, it would allow greenhouse gas to be removed from ambient air and reduce the effect of emissions from transportation sources such as cars and airplanes. (Read the full story in CBC News) (Right- University of Calgary climate change scientist David Keith with his CO2 scrubber. (University of Calgary))  last_img read more

Beatles’ Kids May Tour Someday: McCartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starkey Sons

first_imgZak Starkey currently drums for the Who. Each of the others is also an active professional musician — as is Julian Lennon, the only one of the sons to score a commercial hit (Too Late for Goodbyes).(READ the story from the Guardian)Photo of Sean Lennon by Gina Benedetti, 2007-GNUAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJames McCartney revealed in an interview recently that he has discussed the possibility of uniting with other sons of the Fab Four to form “the Beatles – the Next Generation”.“I’d be up for it,” the 34-year-old said. “Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison] seemed to be into it … I don’t think it’s something that Zak [Starkey] wants to do. Maybe Jason [Starkey, another drummer] would want to do it … I don’t know, you’d have to wait and see.”last_img read more

8-year-old Raises Money for Guatemala Schools

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEight-year-old Marissa Alterio’s appeal in front of the congregation of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church affected one parishioner so much that he walked up to her and emptied his wallet, handing the young girl $85.“It was all the money in his wallet,” said Marissa, who has since gone on to collect close to $1,000 to help buy school supplies later this month for the students of two schools in her grandmother’s native land of Guatemala.(READ the story in the Daily Republic)Thanks to C. Michael McGinley for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!File Photo credit: prendio2 / CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

100-Year Return of Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox to Yosemite Nat’l Park

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreExcited Yosemite National Park officials yesterday reported the first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in the park in nearly 100 years. The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, likely consisting of fewer than 50 individuals.Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of the fox(Vulpes vulpes necator) on two separate instances (December 13 and January 4) within the park boundary.“We are thrilled to hear about the sighting of the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the most rare and elusive animals in the Sierra Nevada,” stated Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent. “National parks like Yosemite provide habitat for all wildlife and it is encouraging to see that the red fox was sighted in the park.”CHECK Out: India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His IslandThe nearest verified sightings of the rare foxes have been north of the park in the Sonora Pass area, where biologists from U.C. Davis, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Forest Service have been monitoring a small population, first discovered in 2010. The Yosemite carnivore crew will continue to survey for Sierra Nevada red fox using remote cameras in hopes of detecting additional individuals. At each camera station, the crew also set up hair snare stations in the hopes of obtaining hair samples for genetic analysis. Through genetic analysis, the park can learn more about the diversity within the population and to confirm whether the fox(es) detected in Yosemite is genetically related to individuals from the Sonora Pass area.These Sierra Nevada red fox detections are funded by the Yosemite Conservancy, which raises money for restoration of trails, animal monitoring, youth programs, and more.Photo: National Park Service / Story tip from Mike McGinleyAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Dad Recycles Old Crayons Into New Ones for Schools, Hospitals and Art Programs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNo young artist can resist the crisp, new box of crayons that back-to-school season so often brings, but not every little artist has access to them.When Bryan Ware learned that 25 to 35 tons of discarded crayons end up in the landfill each year—where they are terribly slow to biodegrade—he got cooking. Literally.He now extends their useful life through his nonprofit startup, The Crayon Initiative, boiling them down and repurposing them into new boxes of crayons for kids in need.It’s changing the shape of the crayons themselves, too, making them easier for special-needs children to hold.It all started about four years ago, when the Danville, California dad was out to eat with his family one evening, and the waitress brought crayons for the kids.“He was fiddling with a crayon and said, ‘I wonder what happens to these when we leave,’” his wife, Marissa Ware, told Contra Costa Times.Chances are, they go straight into the trash. Restaurants often dump crayons after a single use, because they harbor germs. For that same reason, they can’t be collected up and donated, say, to hospitals.But collecting and donating them to a guy like Ware, and you’ll help The Crayon Initiative donate fresh boxes to hospitals, schools, and art programs. Adults Are Using Coloring Books to Combat StressMore than 100,000 boxes, donated from all over the U.S., have already been transformed into 800,000 thicker, triangular-bodied crayons, while towering bags of old crayons, sorted by color still await their turn in the melting pot.Bryan Ware estimates he has invested nearly $30,000 of his own money into the startup. He partnered with a physical therapist to create the new crayons’ easy-grip design, then arranged for the manufacture of the metal molds needed to transform old crayons into the new shape.With the old crayons piling up in his garage, what he needs now is the corporate funding to scale up and move the operation out of his family’s home and into a proper production facility, complete with warehouse.But for now, with or without other family members’ help, he’ll go on spending 30 to 40 hours a week at the kitchen stove, stirring two big stainless-steel pots full of melting crayons.“We think it’s massive and we’re just scratching the surface of it,” he said.To learn more or to donate to the Crayon Initiative, go to thecrayoninitiative.org. Old crayons can be sent to 540 Glasgow Circle, Danville, CA, 94526.(READ more, w/photos, at Contra Costa Times) Photos: The Crayon Initiative, Facebook — Story tip from Mike McGinleyAdd Color To Someone’s Life Today… Share BelowAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

McDonald’s Worker Jumps Through Window to Save Cop

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMcDonald’s employee Pedro Viloria is being hailed as a hero after he jumped through a drive-thru window to save a customer who had fallen unconscious.Pedro was working the drive-thru in Doral, Florida on Tuesday when he started gathering a customer’s order only to turn around and find that she was having trouble breathing. The woman then fell unconscious, making her foot slip off the brake. As the SUV rolled away with the woman and her children inside, Pedro didn’t hesitate to jump out of the window and chase after the vehicle.RELATED: Woman Saves Policeman From Attacker on the Side of the RoadAfter ensuring that the car was in no danger of rolling into traffic, Pedro checked on the woman and saw she was still unconscious. He then dashed inside and called for help.A second customer ran outside and performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived.The woman, who happened to be an off-duty police officer, was temporarily revived to stable condition with a defibrillator before being taken to the hospital.No statement has been released on her current condition, however she may not have made it much further if Pedro hadn’t interfered.(WATCH the video below) Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedAudio TrackCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Frankly Video Player – v7.36.0CloseKCTV5 Click To Share This Heroic Story With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Cat Who Worked as a Late Night Hustler Now Raises Money For Charity

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile some hustlers might use their winnings for gambling and debauchery, this talented feline is using his earned cash to help those less fortunate.CASHnip Kitty is the resident kitty of GuRuStu, an advertising company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The feline was originally adopted by the office staff to hunt mice two years, but because CASHnip was such a lovable mascot, they decided to keep him. In recent months, however, the employees discovered that CASHnip had a secret talent: he was secretly hustling humans out of their money.CHECK OUT: Man Comes Home to Find Cat Waiting For Him – Except He’s Never Owned a CatAt the start of a work week, they found a pile of one dollar bills laying around the cat on the ground by the front door.After some investigation, they found that passerby had been trying to play with CASHnip through the glass. As a means of enticing the feline into action, someone had slipped money through the crack in the front door only to have CASHnip snatch it away. So many people were fascinated by the cat’s unique skills, it had become an ongoing game to lure him into action with some cash.The office employees then decided to put their mascot’s skills to good use and donate all of the money to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.WATCH: Kitten Has Team of Piglets to Watch Over Him During His Seizures The team erected a sign reading: “CASHnip Kitty is a hustler with a philanthropic heart. He will snatch your money and donate it to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. CASHnip Kitty says, ‘Slide a dollar through the slot and great blessings will follow.’”Since putting up the sign, CASHnip has raised over $100 for the local homeless shelter.You can also follow his shenanigans via CASHnip’s own Facebook page.(WATCH CASHnip in action in the video below)Click To Share The Pawesome News With Your Friends (Photo by CASHnip Kitty)Kitten Has Team of Piglets to Watch Over Him During His Seizures (WATCH)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Watch Grieving Woman’s Emotional Response to Strangers Giving Her Cash After She Paid for Gas in Pennies

first_imgBe Sure And Share This Emotional Clip With Your Friends On Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOnline comedian Carlos Davis and his brother were at a gas station last month when they saw a woman who was using pennies to pay for her gas.They knew that they wanted to do something nice for her, but they had no idea how much of an impact it would have on the grieving woman.In a video that Davis posted to his Twitter page, he can be seen opening his wallet and giving some cash to the woman.LOOK: Photo of Man Holding Baby for a Stranger While She Does Paperwork is Melting Hearts Across the InternetStunned by the kind gesture, she admits that her husband recently passed away and she has been financially struggling since his death.When she starts to cry, Davis and his brother both hug the woman and reassure her with words of comfort.“It’s only right we gotta stick together,” he told the woman. When she asks how she can repay them, they simply tell her to pay it forward.(WATCH the video below)This week on “I love you” saw a ladies put pennies in her gas stank. I love you pic.twitter.com/Sikekr10cf— Carlos HaHa Davis (@HaHaDavis) October 21, 2018last_img read more