After stroke treatment advances, hospitals changing approach
In the trial, which included 196 patients in 39 stroke centers in the U.S. and Europe, doctors achieved a median time from emergency room arrival to groin puncture of 90 minutes, 30 minutes faster than current international guidelines, Saver said. The ...
May 6, 2015
Community members contribute to Elgin Fire Department's strategic plan
Becky Hardekopf, Chief Relationship Officer for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and founder of the Elgin Young Professionals Network, said she had been through a strategic planning process several times. Currently, the Girl Scouts are concluding such ...
April 6, 2015
State Health Tests Prodded Blue Bell Recall
Shortly after lab tests on two Blue Bell ice cream flavors -- Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough -- came back "presumptive positive" for the deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes , Kathy Perkins reached for the phone and contacted the ...
April 24, 2015
Police: No Explosives Found In Car Used In Texas Attack
Court documents show a man by the name of Elton Simpson was convicted in 2011 in federal court in Phoenix of making a false statement by lying to an FBI agent in January 2010 about whether he had discussed traveling to Somalia. According to the ...
May 4, 2015
Waste Of Time: Texas House Votes To Keep Daylight Savings
AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas House push to exclude the state from observing daylight saving time has collapsed amid concerns that doing so would make residents choose between going to church and watching the Dallas Cowboys. After a lengthy, often ...
May 8, 2015
As Deadline Looms, House Moves on Remaining Bills
The Texas House has until just midnight Thursday to pass bills originating in that chamber this session. State Representatives are working around the clock to pass and strike down dozens of remaining house bills. The House Wedneday night passed House ...
May 14, 2015
Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill In Limbo With Time Running Out
Outnumbered Democrats continued using stall tactics Thursday seeking to run out the clock before a midnight deadline. That would prevent the House from passing a bill that prohibits public employees from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples....
May 14, 2015
The Elgin Fire Department took the first step in putting together its strategic plan Monday with a lunchtime session downtown in The Centre's Heritage Ballroom where about 100 invited guests filled out surveys prioritizing services and listing... Fire Chief John Fahy told those gathered that the plan is not about firefighters for firefighters, but that it is the community's fire department. The Elgin project is being overseen by Brian Dean, a senior technical adviser and project manager for the center. Fire Rescue Department in 2010 after 28 years of service and has been doing consulting work for 10 years. Since retirement, he said he has been visiting about 20 towns a year for projects similar to the undertaking in Elgin, including an upcoming trip to Rockford. Dean likened a good strategic plan to what a GPS system provides to car drivers in that it can help recalculate if need be. "A strategic plan is a living document, and it can provide guidance should obstacles arise," Dean said. Dean asked the participants to fill out a prioritization of services matrix in which each of nine service was to be rated separately against the others. Those included fire suppression, fire prevention, public education, investigations, rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, emergency medical services, domestic preparedness planning and response, and community outreach.
Flash Flood Watch for Williamson, Travis, Hays, Burnet, Blanco, Milam, Fayette, Bastrop & Caldwell counties until 1PM on Thursday and for Milam County from 7AM Tuesday through 7 PM Thursday. Tropical Storm Warning for Fayette County. It's the phone call no company in Texas wants to receive. Shortly after lab tests on two Blue Bell ice cream flavors -- Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough -- came back "presumptive positive" for the deadly bacteria Listeria monocytogenes , Kathy Perkins reached for the phone and... As the assistant commissioner of regulatory services for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Perkins wasn't demanding that Blue Bell take any specific action. She was delivering the kind of gentle but powerful nudge her agency makes in times of foodborne disease outbreak, not knowing whether the partial test result would be enough to prod a corporate powerhouse like Blue Bell into action. "Usually food manufacturers work with us," explained Carrie Williams, a spokeswoman for the Texas health agency. There were no guarantees Blue Bell, which has grown from the little creamery in Brenham to a frozen dessert powerhouse during its 108-year history, would see the "presumptive positive" -- a kind of maybe from the state lab -- as a sign to act. For years, Blue Bell's track record with the state health department, which licenses the company as an in-state frozen dessert manufacturer, has been a decent one.
Flash Flood Watch for Williamson, Travis, Hays, Burnet, Blanco, Milam, Fayette, Bastrop & Caldwell counties until 1PM on Thursday and for Milam County from 7AM Tuesday through 7 PM Thursday. Tropical Storm Warning for Fayette County. GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Sunday night. The security officer was wounded in the shooting. Garland officer Joe Harn says the men had opened fire with assault rifles, and that one officer had fatally shot both gunmen. Harn also said investigators searched the men's car and detonated several suspicious items, but no bombs were found in the vehicle. The FBI said the Phoenix residence was being searched for indications of what prompted the attack, and FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont said no other locations in Phoenix are being investigated. Agents could be seen also searching a white Chevy minivan at the Autumn Ridge Apartments complex. A federal law enforcement official has identified one of the suspects in the shooting as Elton Simpson.
The guerillas of Kurdistan through the eyes of New York photographer Joey Lawrence
Like the rest of the world, I watched the Syrian ... are mostly black might sound some alarm bells. As Homeland Security walked away, I couldn’t help but wonder if this will become a regular routine every time I travel. Regardless, I finished my check ...
June 14, 2015
The Bible’s racist monstrosities: How the “word of God” has been — and still is — used to oppress
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said in 1963, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning ... so rapidly that Adam’s son Cain could travel to Nod and build a city? And how could Adam ...
June 12, 2015
Apple debuts its Music streaming service
while a nightstand mode will turn your Watch into an expensive alarm clock. Apple’s Digital Crown (the dial) is gaining a Time Travel feature. Turn the Crown to see future appointments and upcoming events — simple, yet useful. FaceTime is also coming ...
June 7, 2015
At the End of the School Year, This is Everything I Wish I Had Time to Tell My Outgoing Students
Set an alarm clock and let me know if you need a snack ... Thank you for observing your world so carefully and for trying to make sense of it with language. To the scientists and engineers — I am so grateful that you exist. Design a grand world as ...
June 6, 2015
Here Are The 5 Coolest Features Coming To The Apple Watch
2) Time Travel This is a nifty feature that allows you to scroll ... change that could actually be a big selling point for users. The watch doubles up as an alarm clock that you can tap to show the time, date and battery life. When the alarm goes off ...
June 9, 2015
Apple WWDC 2015: From Apple Music to iOS 9 and a Smarter Siri
Custom layouts, imagery and typography bring stories to life from outlets ranging from small town newspapers to some of the world ... time a user glances at their wrist and night stand mode, turning a charging watch into an alarm clock. A time travel ...
June 7, 2015
Smart new features coming with watchOS 2 include ‘Time Travel’
Apple has also introduced a new Time Travel feature ... across the world (London and New York will be represented here, among others). Other cool extras include a nightstand mode which turns Apple’s smartwatch into an alarm clock for your bedside ...
June 9, 2015