2-year-old girl found alive after going missing from campsite in northern Michigan

first_imgMichigan State Police(MONROE, Mich.) — A 2-year-old girl was found alive Tuesday morning, one day after she went missing while on a family camping trip in northern Michigan, authorities said.Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was reported missing on Monday, launching an urgent, overnight search.Over 50 searchers and 10 canines were looking for the little girl Tuesday morning before Michigan State Police announced that she had been found.Gabriella’s family had told the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police that they had been camping in a wooded area for a few days and were getting ready to leave Monday morning when they noticed that the toddler was gone.Early into the search, the girl’s pink jacket was found several hundred yards away from where she went missing, police said.The family says they live in the Monroe, Michigan, area, which is about 200 miles south of where the girl went missing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Michigan State Police(MONROE, Mich.) — A 2-year-old girl was found alive Tuesday morning, one day after she went missing while on a family camping trip in northern Michigan, authorities said.Gabriella Roselynn Vitale was reported missing on Monday, launching an urgent, overnight search.Over 50 searchers and 10 canines were looking for the little girl Tuesday morning before Michigan State Police announced that she had been found.Gabriella’s family had told the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police that they had been camping in a wooded area for a few days and were getting ready to leave Monday morning when they noticed that the toddler was gone.Early into the search, the girl’s pink jacket was found several hundred yards away from where she went missing, police said.The family says they live in the Monroe, Michigan, area, which is about 200 miles south of where the girl went missing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Parents hail teens for heroic icy pond rescue of their two children

first_imgRich HeidBy MILES COHEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — What started as a fun family day in the snow quickly turned into a nightmare when two young children fell into a freezing pond in need of an urgent, icy rescue.Rich Heid told ABC News his two children R.J., 4, and Olivia, 8, went flying down a hill on an inflatable sled at Beacon Hill Country Club in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey when they slid over a patch of ice into a frozen pond. “I started screaming, ‘Jump off, jump off, jump off,’” he recalled. The scene was reminiscent of the scene in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, when George and his friends save his younger brother, Harry, from drowning in freezing cold water.“You could see fear in their eyes,” the children’s mother, Stephanie Irlbeck, told ABC News. “Looking at him screaming ‘Jump off, jump off.’ I was screaming, ‘Someone get them!’” Luckily, a nearby group of teenage boys heard the cries for help and raced over to save the kids.“All of a sudden we heard the dad shouting, ‘Get off, get off,’” Kieran Foley said.The 14-year-old Boy Scout led the way and dove into the water as his friends formed a chain to help pull the two kids to safety. “When Kieran was running toward them, the mud was so thick it sucked his boots off,” Irlbeck said, adding that he went into the water with his phone still in his pocket.“Tyler helped with Olivia getting her out. she was a bit more heavier,” Foley said. “I took R.J., brought them back to shore to the mother’s hands, and then we actually just start comforting them,” Ryan Day told ABC News. “We were shaking — R.J. was freezing,” Olivia Heid told ABC News. “Life is much more valuable than a phone. So I say its a good choice to just get in there and get them out,” Foley explained. “These are all materialistic items. Now, we had life. Life’s at stake.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Northern leading light

first_img Previous Article Next Article Northern leading lightOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employersand unions are working together in Norway to ensure the success of a nationalon-line learning system. Dominique Hammond compares its experience with theUK’s efforts  Norway,land of the northern lights and the midnight sun, sits on the outer edge ofEurope, not far from the Arctic circle. It has a smaller population than mostof its counterparts, at just 4 million, but like Britain and the rest of theWestern world, Norway is facing the challenges of a changing economy.Theoil and gas fields that have kept it afloat for generations are drying up andit has realised that if it is to find other ways of competing in the globalmarketplace, it needs a highly-skilled workforce.Toachieve this, trade and industry minister Grete Knudsen has launched a nationaltraining project. It is the Norwegian Competence Network (NKN), a nationwideon-line learning system launched in August which will be accessible to all 1.2million workers, through computer terminals in their workplaces.“Wehave a very good education system in Norway, but the pace of change is so rapidthat it is necessary for people to get refills several times through theircareers,” says Tore Egil Holte, chairman of NKN.“Forboth the employer and the employee this is a way that everyone can get thelearning they need flexibly.”Theproject has massive support from the government. It passed a law in 1998 givingevery person in Norway born before 1978 the right to free secondary educationthrough their workplace and to on-going training. This law kick-started thescheme, but it is business and the unions that own it.PartnershipInan impressive example of partnership, the project has been developed and paidfor jointly by the Norwegian Confederation of Business and Industry (NHO) andthe Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO). Between them they have put uphalf of the 20m kroner (£1.5m) development cost. The rest came from researchcouncils and regional development funds.Thisalliance has not always been comfortable. There has been an on-going row overwho should pay what and they have refused to divulge the final split. Yet thebenefits are considered so important to both sides that they have managed towork together well enough to see it through.Theycommissioned Saba, an American company which has designed e-learning networksfor companies with thousands of staff, such as Ford and Cisco Systems, todevelop the software. Bobby Yazdani, president and CEO, said he could not turndown the opportunity to develop a system for a whole country.“Wehave never seen transactions at this scale on the Internet before,” he says.“Whenwe developed the system for Ford, 30,000 people used it in the first threedays. But this is e-learning for a million people and that is unprecedented. Itis pushing the technology to the limit and that is very exciting.”Sowhat does NKN have to offer? To start with around 200 courses from 40 providerswill be available on the system. These have been chosen based on what is mostin demand and what is easiest to teach on-line. They include courses in IT,health and safety and various business skills. Over the next few yearsthousands of courses covering every skill imaginable will be added, Holte says.“Therewill be three types of offering,” says Holte. “The first will be the standardcourse off the shelf, language courses, for example. The second will be coursesdeveloped by individual companies and distributed to their employees throughour network. “Thethird will be industry-specific courses developed by industrial organisationsand distributed to companies belonging to them. Through this system it ispossible to choose who gets access to particular courses.” Companieswill pay for their employees to use courses. Each employee will have a careerdevelopment plan and discuss with their supervisor which skills they need todevelop based on their aptitude and the skills the company needs. The companywill give staff time off to learn.SavingsNorwegianbusiness currently spends an estimated 20bn kroner (£1.5bn) a year on training.Learning on-line does away with expensive training centres and having to givestaff whole days off to attend. Although some learning will continue to beclassroom-based, providing the bulk through NKN is expected to bring massivesavings.“Wewant to keep our competitive edge and get more for our money. With this schemepeople learn more per kroner,” says Finn Bergesen, chief executive of NHO.“Afew years ago life was in compartments. You had your education, then yourtraining, then your working life, then your retirement. But we don’t live likethat any more. The shelf life of training has become very short. We need toupdate ourselves.“Manyworkers are reluctant to start skilling themselves again, but we are making iteasier by bringing the skills to them. It is the individual’s responsibility tomake sure they update their skills, but it is also the responsibility of theemployer, because he will get left behind and go out of business if hisworkforce does not have the right skills.”Updateon the UKThismonth, learndirect, an on-line learning system set up by the BritishGovernment, will become fully operational in England, Wales and NorthernIreland. Itsmain aim is broadly similar to the Norwegian system – to enable people to learnbeyond school and college and to keep updating their skills through courses onthe Internet, yet unlike the Norwegian system it does not focus principally onbusiness. In fact the vast majority of the 251 learning centres are inlibraries, railway stations and community centres. Just 13 are in workplacesand only two companies – BT and the Army – have signed up to become “corporatelearning hubs”, although this number is expected to grow.AnneWright, chief executive of the University for Industry, the company set up torun learndirect, said it will be driven both by employers and individual’sneeds.“Itis for all adults – those in work, those seeking work and those consideringreturning to work. Its aims are to drive up the demand for learning by helpingadults improve their employability through acquiring new knowledge and skills,so that businesses become more competitive. “UfIhas a target for 1 million people a year to be using learndirect courses by2003.”Thereare 250 courses available and another 250 will be on-line this autumn. Coursesin numeracy, literacy, key business skills, and IT are being prioritised, asare courses for four industry sectors: environmental services and technology,multimedia, retail and distribution, and automotive components.last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

first_imgResponsibilities/Duties• Based on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned classsession(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources inthe classroom;• Assess student engagement/understanding during each classsession;• Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework;• Assess and monitor student progress and understanding throughoutthe course;• Remediate student’s lack of prerequisite knowledge;• Offer content help through various means;• Select course materials as they reflect the MasterSyllabus;• Place the syllabus, readings, and homework on Blackboard;• Maintain and update the syllabus and course materials;• Set up online courses when relevant;• Create new digital instruction materials;• Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, studentdevelopment, and evaluation methods;• Use evidence-based resources to improve and supportteaching;• Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena;• Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others;• Demonstrate integrity as a scholar;• Provide required office hours;• Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone or onlinediscussion boards;• Provide academic advice and guidance to students;• Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal;• Manage incompletes and make-ups;Required QualificationsMinimum QualificationsMasters degree in Fashion Design2 years of teaching experiencePreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualification15 Additional graduate hours in Fashion Design retailing and/ormen’s apparelDoctoral Degree in Fashion Design4 years of teaching experienceCommunity College teaching experiencelast_img read more

03 311 160 Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

first_img[MFM] (03 311 160): The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecologyand Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-FetalMedicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine isrecruiting for a full-time BC/BE individual, to participate in allthe clinical and academic affairs of our dynamic Department. Thesuccessful applicant will show strong commitment to clinical care,research, and teaching, in the challenging interface betweenUniversity medicine and community practice.Qualifications :The successful applicant will show strong commitment to clinicalcare, research, and teaching, in the challenging interface betweenUniversity medicine and community practice. The candidate will bechallenged to provide quality care in on and off-campus locations,innovative sustainable change, help train residents and educate ourstudents. Expected rank for this position will be AssistantProfessor or higher, however, final rank and tenure status will becommensurate with selected candidate’s experience.For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and arecent CV, including names and contact information of threereferences to the following linkUMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.last_img read more

Ocean City Beach Tag Revenue Down, Overall Solid Season

first_imgWater testing will be conducted on a weekly basis at 61 ocean sites and one location along the back bay in Cape May County throughout the summer. By Maddy VitaleWith throngs of bathers on the beaches of Ocean City on any given day, you wouldn’t think beach tag sales were down from the year before. However, there was a slight dip, largely blamed on rainy forecasts, explained Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer.Through July 31, beach tag sales totaled $3.4 million, down about $68,000 from the same time last year. August figures are not yet available.  “Last year was more of a rainy July and August than what we were used to, and there was more rain this July and August than what we are used to,” Donato said of two years of decreases in beach tag revenue.Preliminarily, he said, sales are off for daily tag sales – the day trippers.“That seemed to be the trend last year, too,” he noted. “We are consistent with seasonal and weekly tags.”People wait in line recently to purchase their daily beach tags.Rainy weather seemed to have impacted beach tag sales more than revenue generated through parking.“We are probably going to be a little short of $4 million this year for beach tag sales,” Donato said.While daily beach tag sales were down, people still love visiting and vacationing in “America’s Greatest Family Resort” because of all of the activities offered, which explains why parking revenue is remaining steady, and prices have not increased, nor has there been any additional parking lots added, he said.“As of July, we were at just about $1.8 million in revenue, compared to last July 31, when we were at $1.69 million,” Donato said of parking. “We are seeing that the parking is hanging in there, despite the weather, because Ocean City has so many events, between the downtown, Boardwalk, Chamber of Commerce, the Farmers Market, Mummers night, there is still a lot for people to do.”Besides the beaches, Ocean City’s Boardwalk is a magnet for vacationers and residents to enjoy.Despite a decrease in beach tag sales this summer, Ocean City still tops all of the other shore towns in the state in beach tag revenue, often coming in at or near the $4 million mark. In 2015, a banner season for Ocean City, tag sales totaled a record $4.2 million. Donato said the city’s 7-mile-long beachfront, which is much bigger than neighboring towns, allows it to handle enormous crowds. At the peak of summer, an estimated 150,000 vacationers visit Ocean City, a community with roughly 11,000 year-round residents.“At $4 million, (in beach tag revenue) we have the biggest program in the state. A couple of towns are in the $3 million range. Sea Isle is our closest competitor in Cape May County,” Donato said. “But you have to keep in mind, we are triple the size of Sea Isle, as big as the Wildwoods put together, or Avalon and Stone Harbor put together. It is all relative.” Frank Donato, chief financial officer, says Ocean City’s 7-mile-long beachfront helps to attract enormous crowds.While figures aren’t yet available for August, Donato summed up what he predicts about the summer of 2018.“It is definitely not going to be one of our best ones,” he said, adding that it is still a good season. “Going back to 2015 is where we peaked. I don’t remember it raining on any of the weekends.”last_img read more

PREMIERE: Lotus Gives Glimpse Of ‘Frames Per Second’ Recording Process In New “Fortune Favors” Video [Watch]

first_imgIn early December, jamtronica favorites Lotus released a brand new album Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light. Frames Per Second is a sprawling, 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material and songs the band has been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light (like “Cold Facts”, “Bug Love”, “Faceblind”, “Cosmosis”, “Forgotten Name”, “Gifford’s Airship”, “Jiggle”, “Pachyderm”, and “And yet They Fight”).Along with the album itself, Lotus released a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary showcases Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio.INTERVIEW: Mike Rempel Talks Lotus’ New Album & Evolution, Side Projects, Disc Jam, & MoreToday, Live For Live Music is pleased to debut the band’s video for “Fortune Favors”, as Lotus gives an in-depth look into their recent Frames Per Second recording session. Bassist/composer Jesse Miller shared the song’s origins, explaining:“Fortune Favors” originated from some bits of music written for our 2016 Halloween ‘Space Disco’ set. We had the basic chord change and some of the synth patterns. I had been listening to a lot of Alice Coltrane music and other 70s spiritual jazz at the time. In many of those records, musicians were bringing in Indian instruments into a free-jazz context and a droning tambura was often used. So I was drawn to that sound to start off the song. The melodies move from a basic western minor scale with disco oriented chord change into a section that uses more half-steps (flat 9, major 3rd, minor 6 for music theory nerds). Those scales give a kind of Middle Eastern sound. The modular synth bridge pushes the chromaticism even further. I like that it functions like a guitar solo in the arrangement, but with the precision of a sequencer. The guitar, instead, is used to add texture with a reverse delay effect. Fortune favors the bold.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of Lotus’ new video for “Fortune Favors” below:Lotus – “Fortune Favors”[Video: Lotus]Lotus also recently announced a new crop of 2019 tour dates in support of the new LP. The band’s upcoming scheduled performances include a pair of shows in Philadelphia in January (1/25, 1/26) as well as multi-night stops in Buffalo, NY (2/8, 2/9) and Pittsburgh, PA (2/15, 2/16) in February. Lotus will pick back up in the spring with a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and a two-night Colorado run including a show at Denver’s Summit (4/26) and a tour-closing blowout at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Ghostland Observatory (4/27). Lotus is also scheduled to make festival appearances at Live Oak, FL’s Brainquility Fest in February, as well as a performance at Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival in July.For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website here.Lotus 2019 Tour Dates:January 25 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer~January 26 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer~February 8 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom+February 9 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom+February 15 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre*February 16 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre*February 17 – Live Oak, FL | Brainquility Music Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music ParkApril 4 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl#April 5 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl+April 6 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl+April 19 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club**April 20 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club**April 26 – Denver, CO | SummitApril 27 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre^July 25-28 – Scranton, PA | Peach Music Festival @ Montage Mountain~with special guests Tweed+with special guests Jaw Gems*with special guests El Ten Eleven#Lotus – Talking Heads Deconstructed show with special guest Gabe Otto**”An Evening With Lotus” shows^with special guests Ghostland Observatory, Jade Cicada and Magic BeansView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

first_imgIn news that’s sure to delight chocolate lovers, a Harvard study finds that a couple of squares of dark chocolate a day might reduce the risk of a hemorrhagic stroke, by 52 percent.Unfortunately for chocolate fans, though, the same research also found that chocolate does not appear to have a protective benefit for the most common type of stroke.To read morelast_img

Aretha Franklin Eyeing Star Turn in After Midnight

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight is an evocative new tuner that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age. In addition to Barrino, the show currently stars Tony winner Adriane Lenox and Dule Hill. The tuner received seven Tony nods, including Best Musical, Best Featured Actress for Lenox and Best Director and Best Choreography for Warren Carlyle. We’re saying a little prayer that this comes true! Aretha Franklin recently visited After Midnight for a birthday treat and enjoyed herself so much that she wants to make her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated tuner. According to the New York Post, the only sticking point in the Queen of Soul becoming the guest star vocalist of the show, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club, is that she only wants to do four, instead of the usual eight, performances a week. A production spokesperson told Broadway.com: “Everybody at The Brooks Atkinson would love The Queen to meet The Duke!” While the producers think about the proposition, Fantasia Barrino is taking center stage in the musical. She will be followed by Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole over the summer. After Midnightlast_img read more

Covered-dish holidays

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaCovered-dish meals offer the best of the fall and winter holidays for many communities, large groups and families. People tend to bring only their best foods to share with their friends and kin.But, for safety’s sake, you need to do more than just “cover” your dishes.”Bacteria are everywhere. But a few types especially like to crash parties,” said Judy Harrison, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension foods specialist.Some of the culprits, she said, are Salmonella, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens and Listeria monocytogenes. If they lurk in your food, you won’t be able to tell it.”You can’t smell or taste these bacteria in food,” Harrison said. “The only way to keep them from ruining your party is to make a point of preparing and handling food safely.”What to doHarrison offers the following tips for keeping your covered dishes free from bacteria.Wash your hands before and after handling food. Keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils clean, too. And always serve food on clean plates.On the buffet table, keep hot foods hot (140 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer) with chafing dishes, crock pots or warming trays. Keep cold foods 40 degrees or colder by nesting dishes in bowls of ice. Or use small serving bowls and replace them often.Keep track of how long foods have been on the buffet table. “Never let foods stay in the temperature danger zone between 40 and 140 degrees for more than two hours,” Harrison said.Turkey tipsIf you’re taking the turkey, be especially careful.”To transport an unstuffed cooked turkey,” Harrison said, “take it out of the oven, immediately wrap it in foil and put it straight into the cooler. Then put it into the warmest spot in the car.”To be safe, the turkey must stay at 140 degrees or warmer or be eaten within two hours. If you can’t keep it that warm, slice it and cool it immediately. Then keep it at 40 degrees or colder in a cooler with ice.Never try to transport a cooked, stuffed turkey.”It’s best to cook the stuffing outside of the turkey,” Harrison said. “If you must have a stuffed turkey, then make sure that it’s lightly stuffed so the stuffing will reach … at least 165 degrees. Remove the stuffing immediately after cooking, and transport it in a dish, not in the turkey.”No cheatingDon’t partially cook a turkey ahead of time and then finish it before the meal, either. It can’t be safely done.Be sure you cook the turkey in an oven set no lower than 325 degrees. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a whole turkey is safe cooked to at least 165 degrees throughout the bird. However, cooking a turkey to 180 degrees will make it more acceptable and palatable.Check the internal temperature with a food thermometer in the innermost part of the thigh and wing and the thickest part of the breast.You can cook the turkey a day ahead, Harrison said, but not if you want to take it whole. You can’t safely cool and then reheat a whole cooked turkey.If you must cook a day ahead, go ahead and carve it. Divide it into small, shallow containers so it will cool fast and evenly and reheat quickly at meal time.After the meal, throw out any foods that sat for more than two hours on the buffet table, she said. Other leftovers are safe in the fridge for three to four days. They’re safe indefinitely in the freezer. But most will taste best if you eat them within four months. Always reheat leftovers to 165 degrees.If you have to travel a long way, leave the food. “Don’t try to carry a feast across the country,” Harrison said. “Look for new traditions when you get there.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more