Study: Constant Chest Compressions Triple Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cases

first_imgClick here to read the full story. A new approach to cardiac resuscitation designed to maintain nearly constant chest compressions triples the rate of survival of “out-of-hospital” cardiac arrest, study findings suggest.last_img

El Paso (Texas) Police Locate Stolen Private Ambulance

first_imgEL PASO, Texas — El Paso police have located a private ambulance stolen from an East Side hospital possibly by a psychiatric patient.Police said the ambulance was found about 9:30 p.m. outside the Albertsons store at 5636 N. Desert on the West Side. A man suspected of taking the vehicle was also in custody.The ambulance was parked outside the emergency room when it was taken around 8 p.m. from Del Sol Medical Center, according to police radio transmissions. The vehicle is Dominion Ambulance No. 9 and is white, red and yellow in color.last_img

Distracted Driver Crashes into Indiana Ambulance

first_imgClick here for the full story. EVANSVILLE – A distracted driver who hit an ambulance head-on Sunday night was arrested for driving with a suspended license, according to Evansville police. Michael W. Burris Jr., 27, is currently in the Vanderburgh County jail after police say his Ford truck struck an ambulance while he was driving west on Covert Avenue near the Boeke Road intersection. The impact of the collision overturned the ambulance, which was not carrying a patient.last_img

Fund will make it possible to protect productive farmland

first_imgThe 48-acre Bragg Farm in Fayston, Vermont, known for its iconic barn, open hay meadows and outstanding scenic views of the Green Mountains, has been farmed continuously for more than 200 years.’  Much further south,’ the Bunker Farm’an agricultural and scenic treasure in Dummerston’has been a’ fixture in town for over 160 years. When these two farms went on the market, they were at risk of being sold to someone who was not interested in farming. These communities risked losing these productive farms.’ In both instances, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) acted quickly and placed offers on the properties using a revolving fund to buy time to find farmers, put the conservation deals together, and permanently protect the land for the next generation of farmers.’ A new partnership between VLT, the’ Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) and the High Meadows Fund (HMF) will create more opportunities for VLT to provide’ farmers with access to affordable farms for commercial operations.’  VCF and HMF will loan VLT a combined $850,000 for their Farmland Access Program. This loan will allow VLT to take high-demand farmland off the market while finding farmers who are the best match for the land and infrastructure. It will also allow VLT the time to raise thefunds to purchase conservation easements on land’an important step to ensuring future affordability.’ ‘ ‘The Foundation has $7 million to deploy in Vermont, and we’re always looking for new ways to improve the state,’ said Debbie Rooney, VP for Finance at VCF. ‘When the Vermont Land Trust came to us, we saw an exciting opportunity to invest in a great organization and in a project that dovetails with our Food and Farm Initiative by supporting local farms and local food. It makes a lot of sense. Yes, VLT could have gotten some commercial dollars to do this, but it would have been a much higher rate, and they wouldn’t have been able to do some of the other work they do. We see this as a resource for VLT to be able to readily maintain working farms in Vermont.’’ The Farmland Access Program and this loan fund will prevent the sale of the farms that are often at the highest risk of development or an estate purchase, circumstances that lead to a major loss to communities that value their farms and local food.’ ‘The Farmland Access Program has helped more than 30 farmers in Vermont buy their first farm, or to expand their operation,’ said Jon Ramsay, the director of VLT’s Farmland Access Program. ‘When we see an opportunity, we buy a farm with bridge financing. Now we can use lower-cost capital to purchase, conserve, and sell the farm at an affordable price to a farmer who can create a viable business.’’ ‘We’ve seen that putting land conservation deals together takes longer than it used to,’ said Gaye Symington, Executive Director of the High Meadows Fund. ‘There are a lot of complex questions to resolve with conservation deals and this takes time. Questions about the ecological values on the farm, the proximity to river systems, and farm-labor housing are a few examples. We see this loan as important because it offers VLT longer-term dollars. Becoming investors in this loan fund is a demonstration of HMF’s confidence in VLT.’’ In the case of Bragg Farm, more than 225 people in the Mad River Valley community contributed $500,000. With backing from the Town of Fayston, and a grant of $320,000 from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the funding has been raised to permanently protect the Bragg Farm. The project was officially completed last week, when VLT sold the conserved farm to Marisa Mauro of Ploughgate Creamery for $175,000 (the appraised agricultural value of the land, barn and residence). In Dummerston,’ four farmers, working as partners, were selected as the new owners of the farm. The farmers are leasing the farm now and will buy it subject to a conservation easement once VLT raises $110,000, along with other grant funding, to pay back the loan and cover the costs of conserving this land.’ ‘The related investments by the Vermont Community Foundation and the High Meadows Fund have helped the Vermont Land Trust take Farmland Access to the next level,’ said Nick Richardson, Vice President for Finance and Enterprise at the Vermont Land Trust.’  ‘There are many highly qualified and passionate farmers looking to access land to start or build their enterprises on good farmland, and communities that are waiting to welcome them.’  The partnership allows us to leverage our own capital and help make the match, and we’ve been able to put it to work right away on projects all across the state.’last_img read more

Cynthia K Hoehl donates $2 million endowment gift to the Cynthia K Hoehl Institute at the Stern Center

first_imgCynthia K Hoehl, of Ferrisburgh, VT, has given a historic gift of two million dollars to the Cynthia K Hoehl Institute for Excellence Endowment at the Stern Center, based in Williston. This, the single largest gift ever given to the Stern Center, will ensure the perpetuity of the Cynthia K Hoehl Institute for Excellence. The Institute implements best practices from neuroscience through its instruction and professional learning programs. Specifically, it reduces instruction fees for students with family incomes below $125,000; and, it grants awards to schools and educators to help underwrite professional learning.”“Cynthia Hoehl’’s extraordinary generosity will give future generations access to the Cynthia K Hoehl Institute for Excellence to extend their knowledge as teachers and learners,”” said Dr Blanche Podhajski, Founder and President of the Stern Center. ““It is a gift of hope, power and promise.””Dr Blanche Podhajski with Cynthia K Hoehl at the Stern Center. Below, Podhajski with Tad Hoehl (left) and John Hoehl (far right) at the announcement Thursday. Courtesy photos.Established in 2008, the Institute makes learning opportunities accessible to more students and educators through earnings generated by its now $3 million endowment. Since its inception, the Institute has awarded just under one half million dollars to students and teachers. With this new gift, we hope to increase our awards to $750,000 over the next five years.This gift from Cynthia’’s personal estate sustains the legacy of an educator passionately committed to extending teacher knowledge and to assuring that students have access to learning grounded in science.”“This gift is an investment in a program I believe in because the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence changes learners’ lives,”” said Hoehl said.Source: Stern Center. 1.15.2015.The Stern Center for Language and Learning is a nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of learners because all great minds don’t think alike. Since 1983, we have worked with children and adults to help them reach their academic, social and professional goals. We provide research-based learning evaluations and customized instruction, including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, language disorders, social learning challenges, autism, attention deficit disorders and learning differences. We design and deliver customized professional learning programs and system development using current research and trends in education. Through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute, we work with schools and individual educators in early literacy, oral language, reading, written language, social cognition, executive functioning and math. We have offices in Williston, VT and West Lebanon, NH. Scholarships are available. More information may be found is external).last_img read more

Food on Friday: Creamy shrimp pasta (aka ‘carbo loading for Large Item Pick Up Day’)

first_imgBy Julia WesthoffFun fact: Large Item Pick Up Day is one of my favorite days of the year. What’s that? You, too?Oh, how I adore getting rid of junk. Almost as much as I adore finding old furniture for free on the street. Sadly, I have an out-of-town commitment this weekend that precludes me from fully partaking in this year’s festivities. (A weekend at the lake with my best girlfriends, eating cookie dough and watching Ashton Kutcher movies? I’ll be going reluctantly…)But if you’re lucky enough to be staying in town hauling your old toilet to the curb, consider loading up with this pasta. It’s yummy, it feels a little fancy, and it’s on the table in about 15 minutes.I’m not usually great at improvising, but I’ve never had a problem throwing together a great pasta dish with whatever we have around. I encourage you to do the same – I’m sure this would be delicious with chicken instead of shrimp and perhaps even tomato sauce instead of pesto. And of course, don’t go out and buy linguine just for this – any shape will do. Just promise me you’ll think of me, sleeping in and drinking chardonnay when I could be with you in Prairie Village, picking through giant heaps of dusty junk…Check out the recipe here.last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 80; Tonight’s Low Around 56

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 80 with patchy smoke in the air and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Urban Splash takes plunge in Bristol city centre

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Vanessa’s Top 5 Holiday Weekend Dining Spots

first_imgNavigate the Hamptons food scene like a pro with my five favorite spots, from the best in al fresco dining to where to sneak off in the early AM for the best coffee!The American HotelThis Sag Harbor restaurant has so much character and Old-World charm. The bar is one of my favorites in the Hamptons; I could sit there for hours mixing it up with talking to neighbors and reading. I love to drink tea and play backgammon in the lounge during the afternoons. It’s the perfect escape. I love to do brunch on the front patio.Jack’s Stir BrewThough most known for its Amagansett location, I frequent its Sag Harbor coffee shop as it is within easy walking distance to the Long Wharf and Marina. I always love to grab a honey latte or cappuccino before going sailing in the mornings, or after a workout at the nearby gym.SaazGulab Jamun from Saaz.This Southampton restaurant is one of my favorite places to stop on my way out from the city. Its lunch buffet is one of the best deals around. My favorites are the korma curry and the mango chicken. For dessert, order a traditional Indian gulab jamun, a spongy dessert soaked in rose scented syrup.Lulu Kitchen & BarGrilled Heirloom Cauliflower from Lulu Kitchen & Bar.I would come to dine at Lulu, in Sag Harbor, every day if I could. I love to sit next to its open kitchen that is anchored by the wood burning grill and oven. My top choices are Lulu’s grilled heirloom cauliflower, which can easily be split among four people, and the Trufata pizza.East Hampton GrillA staple dining spot in the Hamptons, it offers some of the best service and is highly regarded among residents and visitors alike. Go for its heavenly rosemary biscuits with honey, and for me, it is always a tossup between the barbecue ribs and crab cakes. Either way, I know I will have a substantial portion to take home with me for the next day.Vanessa Gordon is the founder and publisher of Follow her @EastEndTaste. Sharelast_img read more

NHO India Marks 4 Years of CARIS HPD Production

first_imgThe Indian Naval Hydrographic Department (INHD) is the agency responsible for hydrographic surveys and nautical charting to support national and international agencies, as well as public and private sector activities in Indian waters.INHD utilizes leading equipment and techniques as part of their commitment to provide accurate hydrographic information in a timely manner and to ensure customer satisfaction.As part of their continuous modernization, in June 2011 INHD implemented a database driven production system at National Hydrographic Office (NHO) India, which is responsible for the publication of paper charts, electronic navigational charts (ENCs) and other nautical publications. The enterprise system, which included CARIS HPD and Bathy DataBASE, provided NHO India with technical infrastructure to improve the management of hydrographic information and increase rates of production for their extensive chart portfolio.Today, the database solutions are fully integrated into their operations and data acquired from INHD surveys undergo quality control at NHO India, which is then integrated into the database for production of chart products. Since the initial implementation NHO India has produced a notable 77 paper charts and 92 ENCs from the database environment.Now entering their fourth year of production with HPD, the hydrographic office also has approximately 40 other paper charts and equivalent ENCs at various stages of completion. The release of the additional products will further enhance marine safety, international trade and other maritime activities, and highlights the ongoing efforts of NHO India to provide accurate and updated information for mariners in the region.Press Release, July 04, 2014last_img read more