2005-12-03

Bicycle News

Holiday schedule locks out lawyer in bicycle killing
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
By TONY RIZZO. A lack of communication about a holiday court hearing left the attorney for a murder defendant locked out of recent court proceedings. ...

Folding bikes perfect answer to traffic jams
China Daily - China
... Others stand in cramped buses and subway trains. But in this kingdom of the bicycle, for some commuters, the folding variety is the pick of the year. ...

AICMA predicts bicycle demand by 2010 to be at 2 crore
Webindia123 - India
The Indian bicycle industry has already reached a production target of Rs 1.50 crore during 2004-05, according to the All India Cycle Manufacturers ...

Colorado State Patrol delays race cap until 2007
Summit Daily News - Frisco,CO,USA
... never do on internal policy decisions -- organizers won't be satisfied until the cap is dropped, said Dan Grunig, executive director of Bicycle Colorado. ...

Cops freed of murder
Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston,Jamaica
... Smith was being towed on a bicycle at the time of the incident. ... They said they shouted "Police, stop" to the men on the bicycle but they did not. ...

Cyclist killed by train in Old Town
San Diego Union Tribune - United States
SAN DIEGO -- A commuter train struck and killed a bicyclist in Old Town today, authorities reported. The accident occurred at Taylor ...

Champion cyclist recovers from crash
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
... SIX months on from the horror crash in Germany that nearly took her life -- but did take her friend and fellow elite Australian cyclist Amy Gillett -- it's ...

Text-messaging driver accused of hitting cyclist
Standard-Speaker - Hazleton,PA,USA
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - A teenage driver accused of text messaging behind the wheel and hitting a cyclist was charged with a misdemeanor, authorities said. ...

Motorist charged in cyclist's death
News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
James Howard of Durham was charged Thursday in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist. In a news release, police said Howard, 42, of ...

Cyclist hit by SUV dies
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
CHARLESTOWN -- A 68-year-old man who was struck by a sport-utility vehicle while crossing Route 1 on a bicycle died Thursday night at Rhode Island Hospital ...

Amtrak Train Hits Bicyclist, Killing Him
NBC Sandiego.com - San Diego,CA,USA
SAN DIEGO -- Officials with the California Highway Patrol said a man riding a bike in Old Town was hit by an Amtrak train and killed on Friday. ...

Bicyclist hurt in collision with police SUV
philly.com - Philadelphia,PA,USA
By Sam Wood. A Camden County bicyclist was in critical condition today after colliding with a marked police vehicle overnight, officials said. ...

Bicyclist struck in Charlestown
Eyewitness News - East Providence,RI,USA
A 68-year-old man riding a bicycle is struck by an unlicensed teenage driver. It happened at the intersection of Route One and Rose Hill road in Charlestown . ...

Bicyclist hurt in Cocoa Village crash
Florida Today - Melbourne,FL,USA
By ERIKA PESANTES. A bicyclist was injured this morning after colliding with a van in Cocoa Village, police said. The unidentified ...

Woman, 81, killed in crosswalk
The Argus - Fremont,CA,USA
... from a trip to the store was struck and killed Wednesday evening as she walked across a street in Warm Springs -- the third pedestrian or bicyclist killed in ...

Youth charged following collision with bicyclist on Rte. 1; victim ...
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
BY RANDAL EDGAR. CHARLESTOWN -- A 68-year-old man suffered serious head injuries yesterday when he was struck by a sport utility ...

County posts grim traffic safety record
Boca Raton News - FL, USA
... One of every four traffic fatalities is either a pedestrian or a bicyclist -- a rate nearly double the national rate Clemente said, adding: "There were nine ...

Holiday schedule locks out lawyer in bicycle killing
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
... being able to be with his client. Brown is one of two Kansas City men charged in the Nov. 20 killing of bicyclist Robert Osborn.

Tour-rider cap draws bicycle groups' ire
Durango Herald - Durango,CO,USA
DENVER - A new cap on the number of riders in bicycle tours could threaten the state's biggest events, but the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango probably ...

Greater Grace Temple Provides a ' Bicycle Christmas' For Nearly 500 ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
... tree. Yet, Greater Grace Temple will bring smiles to nearly 500 youngsters this year with its " Bicycle Christmas" giveaway. The ...

Girl Hit While Riding Bicycle
13abc.com - Toledo,OH,USA
... friend's house. A little girl is in the hospital after a driver ran into her, wedging her bicycle under a minivan's front end. The ...

Cyclist is critical of Critical Mass riders' methods
Georgia Straight - Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
17-24]. I am a cyclist who has been in a Critical Mass ride. I have also been stuck behind a CM ride. Yeah, I am also a motorist. ...

Local Cyclist Rises In World Rankings
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
Kellar, 29, voted cyclist of the year 2005 by the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation, took the match sprint, the kilometer time trial, the Olympic sprint ...

Seed company to help Maine Bicycle Coalition
MaineToday.com - Portland,ME,USA
AUGUSTA -- Johnny's Selected Seeds, based in Albion and Winslow, is teaming with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to make bicycling around Maine more beautiful ...

Save the bicycle's biggest day
Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
We're natural-born optimists and want to believe that organizers of the Elephant Rock bicycle tour can work out a deal with the Colorado State Patrol that ...

The Kona Bicycle Co. Launches KonaBikeTown.com to Track ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
FERNDALE, Wash., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kona Bicycle Company has always designed bikes for specific riders' needs. Kona bicycles ...

Man injured after riding bicycle into stopped car
Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe,MI,USA
COLFAX TOWNSHIP -- A Bad Axe man was taken to Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe Monday morning for injuries he sustained after riding his bicycle into a vehicle ...

Girl sitting on porch struck in bicycle -by BB gun attack
Milford Daily News - Milford,MA,USA
... Police said the suspect cruised up on his bicycle to the girl's D Street home, then fired one shot with his replica pistol, striking her in the back of the ...


Tests show Barbados cyclist had elevated levels of testosterone
SLAM! Sports - ON,Canada
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) - World-ranked cyclist Barry Forde of Barbados faces an investigation after a drug test showed elevated levels of testosterone in his ...

SUCHET'S WIFE ATTACKED BY CRAZED CYCLIST
Contactmusic.com - Burley in Wharfdale,Ilkley,UK
British actor DAVID SUCHET's wife SHEILA FERRIS was attacked by a crazed cyclist in London last weekend (26-27NOV05). The POIROT ...

Cyclist killed while crossing State Road 436
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
One man died tonight after he was hit while riding a bicycle across North Semoran Boulevard, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. ...

Cyclist Injured In Hit and Run Dies
WJLA - Washington,DC,USA
Rockville, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County (website - news) detectives are investigating a hit & run collision involving a bicyclist who has now died. ...

Local cyclist rides grueling 4,500 mile trek to raise money for ...
Woodlands Villager - Woodlands,TX,USA
If periods of time could be described by colors, then 1995 was the blackest of them all for Spring resident Vanessa White, who lost her beloved mother to the No ...

EMS News

Syria opposes relief-agency accord
Cleveland Jewish News - Cleveland,OH,USA
(JTA) - Syrian objections seem unlikely to scuttle an accord paving the way for Magen David Adom's acceptance in the International Red Cross. ...

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Ambulance emergency
Edmonton Sun - Canada
Critics say unless the cash is pumped into Emergency Medical Services, patients will be left languishing at home or at accident scenes longer instead of being ...

Cases Dropped Against 2 Of 4 Ambulance Members
TheDay (subscription) - New London,CT,USA
... In letters to Blackstone and Staplin, Gary Wiemokly of the state Office of Emergency Medical Services said the agency has concluded its investigation of them. ...

EMTs send SOS for volunteers
Lawrence Ledger - Lawrence,NJ,USA
... Emergency medical services are provided daytime by a staff of four emergency medical technicians who work for Lawrence Township, seven days a week. ...

Barking Dog Saves Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
NBC 4.com - Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON -- DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Alan Etter said a barking dog woke up a man and woman overnight, possibly saving them carbon ...

Crash mistake to face probe; Doctor, paramedics incorrectly ruled ...
Newszap Delaware - DE,USA
... dead. The division's Office of Emergency Medical Services requested the Board of Medical Practice conduct the investigation. The ...

New allegations against EMT rape suspect
KeepMEcurrent.com - Scarborough,ME,USA
... broke of Mondor's arrest on a charge of gross sexual conduct inb Casco, several women have come forward with accusations against the Casco EMT, says Capt. ...

EMTs send SOS for volunteers
Lawrence Ledger - Lawrence,NJ,USA
... The ideal volunteer crew is made up of three people -- a state-certified EMT, a driver and an assistant to the EMT, Mr. Acquaviva said. ...

Strike ballot for ambulance staff
BBC News - UK
Ambulance workers in the West Midlands are being balloted over industrial action on Friday in a dispute about pay and conditions. ...

Cases Dropped Against 2 Of 4 Ambulance Members
TheDay (subscription) - New London,CT,USA
Stonington-- The state Department of Public Health has dismissed cases against two of the four Stonington Ambulance members it investigated in connection with ...

Ambulance emergency
Edmonton Sun - Canada
... needlessly.". EMS last year was able to respond to 80% of ambulance calls in under nine minutes, down from 82% a year earlier. A ...

Ambulance ready to roll in Vanleer
Dickson Herald - Dickson,TN,USA
Steve Manley, director of the Dickson County Ambulance Service, said he was able to staff the ambulance and the Vanleer City Council earlier this week approved ...

Ambulance officers strike
Hawke's Bay Today - Hawke's Bay,New Zealand
Hawke's Bay ambulance officers went on strike last night but don't worry - dialling 111 will still bring first aid and instead paperwork won't be completed. ...

PM offers to help 'Benz hero'
Trinidad & Tobago Express - Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
... Lee Pack said he went to help the occupants of the car, and then ran to a nearby Quik Shoppe where he met an off duty paramedic who telephoned the fire service ...

Paramedics learn new skills, hone old
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Incline Village,NV,USA
Paramedics and firefighters from around the West Coast worked toward completing their recertification at the tenth annual North Lake Tahoe Paramedic Refresher. ...

Teenage girl killed as her car hits tree
Stevenage Mercury - UK
... Gary Sanderson, the spokesman for Beds and Herts Ambulance and Paramedic Service, attended the scene. He said: "It's very sad. I ...

Fire and EMS services respond Oxon Hill to gas leak
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA
by Erin Henk. Price George's County Firefighters and Paramedics secured and capped a leaking natural gas line at the Rosecroft ...

Akron General emergency department chief dies
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
... year. He had been an active member of the city's emergency medical service advisory board since ambulance services started in 1978. ...

McKeesport sparkles with annual Festival of the Trees
McKeesport Daily News - McKeesport,PA,USA
... The Craig Family - "Hearts of Gold" tree is presented by the family in dedication to the police, fire, and emergency medical service personnel who serve and ...

Bancroft - Loyalist Paramedic Class 100 per cent successful on ...
Stirling Community Press - Stirling,Ontario,Canada
All 25 Paramedic graduates from the Loyalist College Bancroft Campus were successful in their Advanced Emergency Medical Care Assistant (AEMCA) exams. ...

Ambulance ready to roll in Vanleer
Dickson Herald - Dickson,TN,USA
... Manley said an emergency medical technician and a paramedic will man the truck and be on call from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. ...

Murder trial hears of teen's injuries
ABC Online - Australia
... Ambulance paramedic Tracey Pengelly told the court that when she found Carmilla George in a garden bed, she was naked, in a foetal position and had head ...

Baby Gabriel wasn't waiting for anyone!
Stawell Times News - Stawell,Victoria,Australia
... the healthy baby boy had been delivered by his grandmother, Josephine O'Connor, who had received instructions from a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic over the ...

Parks department wants top spot on August ballot
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
... A countywide Mass Transportation Authority renewal, county paramedic renewal, 911 surcharge renewal, and new taxes for senior citizens and health care for the ...

Warren looking to replace EMS director, fire marshall
Henderson Daily Dispatch - Henderson,NC,USA
15. Askew resigned in mid-November. The Warren Record reported Nov. 30 that Askew served as EMS director since Dec. 2000. Askew ...

Official wants EMS merger
Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls,NY,USA
... Falls Emergency Squad's new home, still nothing more than a sketch, has become the fulcrum of a years-long effort to consolidate the town's three EMS companies ...

Parkview EMS may have permanent home
Gateway Newspapers - USA
After setting up a temporary substation at Fox Chapel Plaza, Parkview EMS may have found a permanent home. The group is negotiating ...

Ambulance responses mixed across county
Suffolk Evening Star - Ipswich,England,UK
... Government targets state that an ambulance trust must reach 75pc of all Category A emergency calls within eight minutes and the average figure for the whole of ...

Richmond Ambulance Authority to Integrate "Black Box"
Telematics Journal - Oyster Bay,NY,USA
... wireless network for any device deployed in the ambulance, including the RS-3000. The integration of oMG 1000 with RS-3000 enables ...

Monroe County picks new ambulance provider
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
MONROE - The board that oversees ambulance service in Monroe County last night picked a local consortium to provide emergency transport services across the ...

Ambulance rate hike refused
Brockton Enterprise - MA, United States
The board decided Tuesday not to reconsider a vote taken Nov. 1 that denied a request by Fire Chief David McKee for a rate hike in ambulance fees. ...

ambulance staff's dedication praised
Chester Evening Leader - Chester,Wales,UK
AMBULANCE personnel will today honour dedicated volunteers who give their time endlessly to saving lives and patient care. Mersey ...

Mon Valley medic, emergency service honored
Gateway Newspapers - USA
... Mon Valley EMS also was recognized by the Emergency Medical Service Institute earlier this month for its role in providing aid to hurricane-ravaged south.

CPR Training Will Take Time
WCAX - Burlington,VT,USA
"They'll require a sort of phased in implementation from the EMS perspective," explains Dan Manz of Vt. Emergency Medical Service. ...

MSP left in agony hits out at medical centre staff shortage
Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
... GP Norrie Gaw, clinical director of the Glasgow Emergency Medical Service, said the lack of nurses after midnight did not affect the service, which has run ...

Cause of death in Peters' death released
AntiguaSun - St' John's,Antigua and Barbuda
... difficulties. The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was called to the scene, but was unable to assist Peters, who had already died. ...

Woman faces charges for 911 call about cat
Houston Chronicle - United States
... The call tied up three engine companies, two Haz-Mat units, two emergency medical service units, a ladder truck, a safety officer and a district chief ...

No serious injuries after truck slams school bus
Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
... Another bus came to take students home, Naumu said. Robert Pedro, district chief for the city's Emergency Medical Services, said 41 children were on the bus. ...

Letters from Plano
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
Although I have no knowledge of the details of the Emergency Medical Services Act of 2005, let me share my concerns about it in reality. ...

Five-year-old boy killed when 70-kilogram sign falls on him
Ha'aretz (subscription) - Tel Aviv,Israel
... boy. He was critically injured and lost consciousness. A kindergarten teacher called police and a Magen David Adom ambulance. A ...

Nation & World Briefs
The Jewish Journal of greater L.A - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Under Monday's pact signed between Magen David Adom and the Palestinian Red Crescent in Geneva, Palestinian ambulances are guaranteed speedier passage ...

Wish List: What GPS For My EMT Wife?
Gearlog - New York,NY,USA
... services company. (EMTs will have already guessed which one). As an EMT, she gets to drive the ambulance a lot. Sometimes she drives ...

North Central Michigan College establishes East Jordan campus
Petoskey News-Review - Petoskey,MI,USA
... in January at the new campus will be introduction to literature, a traditional liberal arts course, and a basic emergency medical technician ( EMT) course. ...

Lucas County may drop MedCorp as service
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
Lucas County's Emergency Medical Services yesterday recommended that the county commissioners not renew their contract with the county's largest private ...

Police Report
The Shorthorn - Arlington,TX,USA
... A person was having stomach pains Tuesday at 807 S. Pecan St. Emergency Medical Services responded, and the person was transported to the hospital. ...

Call and response: help is on the line
Montclair Times - Montclair,NJ,USA
... "You need debriefing; you have to have someone to talk to.". Kocotos' background is in emergency medical services, and he has taken fire-fighting courses. ...

Across the County: Community events
Austin American-Statesman (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
... 244-8366. Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department -- 7 pm Mondays. Train to join volunteer firefighters and the emergency medical services staff. ...

 

Former EMS executive director announces candidacy for JP seat
Brenham Banner Press - TX, United States
... Haussecker, 53, has a wide variety of experience in emergency service, including 34 total years of experience as an EMS director, paramedic, EMT and firefighter ...

Ambulance bosses fear regional change
ic Birmingham.co.uk - Birmingham,UK
Ambulance managers have told Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt they have "grave doubts" about plans to create a giant regional service. ...

Council wants to hear options for public ambulance service
Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville,AR,USA
Members of the Fayetteville City Council want to know how much it would cost to offer ambulance service before deciding whether to support a public utility ...

Plymouth Ambulance Corruption Probe
Norristown Times Herald - Norristown,PA,USA
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP - In times of need, members of Plymouth Community Ambulance Association are often there to help. But a Montgomery ...

Ambulance association probe proceeds
Derby Valley Gazette - Derby,CT,USA
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal referred the case against former Ambulance Association Director Frank Marcucio to State's Attorney Christopher Marano ...

Seven hurt in Yarra Valley crashes
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
... The Metropolitan Ambulance Service said four separate car crashes within 90 minutes in the Yarra Valley, east of Melbourne, left seven people in hospital this ...

2005-12-01

paramedic news

Several Men Sought After Stolen SUV Crashes Into Car
WFtv.com - Orlando,FL,USA
... Street around 11pm Tuesday. A tourist from England, who happens to be a paramedic, helped treat the victims. "She was fully conscious ...

Ambulances miss emergency targets
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Less than 69% arrived within 10 minutes -- 6% short of the 75% category A target. But a senior paramedic has questioned the value of the targets. ...

DNA doesn't match suspects in "Oakland County Child Killer" cases
WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
... The other two are alive. Their DNA was compared to a single strand of hair, which the detective says could have come from a medical examiner or paramedic.

EMS News

Johnson wins EMS Person of Year award for state
Conroe Courier - Conroe,TX,USA
The agency presented twelve awards last week at the conference, with nominations coming from the public and EMS providers, according to DSHS officials. ...

Former EMS executive director announces candidacy for JP seat
Brenham Banner Press - TX, United States
Former Washington County EMS Executive Director Reinhold M. "Ron" Haussecker Sr. of Brenham has announced his candidacy for justice of the peace in Precinct 3. ...

Wal-Mart makes donation to several EMS providers
Gateway Newspapers - USA
... The grant is designed to be used to support local police, fire, rescue and EMS organizations, according to Wal-Mart Safety Team Leader Kris Owens. ...

bicyclist news

Bicyclist on 3 am ride saves father, son from burning home
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
SAN ANSELMO, Calif. - A man riding his bicycle home at 3 am helped save the lives of two people sleeping inside a burning home, authorities said. ...

Bicyclist injured in hit and run
WTNH - New Haven,CT,USA
(Plainfield-WTNH, Nov. 30, 2005 10:20 PM) _ Police are investigating a hit and run involving a man on a bicycle. It happened along ...

Bicyclist hit by car in Brea dies of injuries
OCRegister - Orange County,CA,USA
Rudy Mora, 45, of Norwalk was hit Friday; Mark Lee Cummings, 51, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit and run. By JOHN McDONALD. ...

Cyclist killed while crossing State Road 436
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
The crash took place before 8 pm as an eastbound bicyclist crossed near the Auvers(cq) Boulevard intersection into the path of a northbound Honda Civic. ...

BPD searches for hit-and-run suspect
KGET 17 - Bakersfield,CA,USA
BAKERSFIELD - Bakersfield Police are still looking for the driver who struck and killed an elderly bicyclist last week. Tony Borbon ...

emergency medical service news

Johnson wins EMS Person of Year award for state
Conroe Courier - Conroe,TX,USA
... EMS Person of the Year award honors an EMS certified person who has demonstrated uncommon leadership and courage in providing emergency medical service to the ...

SCRA awards more than $2.2 million in grants
Eldrige North Scott Press - Eldrige,IA,USA
... Aging exhibit, $25,475. Quad City Helicopter Emergency Medical Service-Advanced medical equipment enhancements, $3,503. River Center ...

9/11 -- A Look Back From a Hunter's Perspective
Buckmasters Online - USA
... As a former photo journalist for the Associated Press and as the former spokesman for the NYC Emergency Medical Service, I instinctively raced to the World ...

emergency medical services news

MaineGeneral to build helipad for each campus
MaineToday.com - Portland,ME,USA
... Diaz is Thayer Unit's assistant medical director of emergency services, and the medical director of Maine Emergency Medical Services. ...

SJ, AMR prepare to negotiate
Stockton Record - Stockton,CA,USA
... Stockton, Lodi and Tracy must go through AMR for 911 calls under the contract, said Dan Burch, the county's emergency medical services administrator. ...

Bossier raising EMS, sanitation fees
KTBS - Shreveport,LA,USA
Emergency Medical Services fees will go from $50 a month to $10 a month. Curbside garbage pickup will increase from $8 to $12 a month. ...

cyclist news

Dogged cyclist anticipating change of fortune
Northern Advocate - Whangarei,New Zealand
Kerikeri cyclist Sam Horn is hoping his fortunes take a turn for the better when he lines up in the road race event at the Oceania Cycling championships in ...

Girl was not injured by Longrider cyclist
Royal Gazette - Bermuda
... always of the utmost importance. A Police spokesman said the 19-year-old cyclist was arrested and Police inquiries are ongoing.

Manslaughter alleged in cyclist's death
East Valley Tribune - Mesa,AZ,USA
By Mike Branom, Tribune. A driver who police say ran over a bicyclist in Mesa has been booked on suspicion of manslaughter. Steven ...

Cyclist killed
Stabroek News - Georgetown,Guyana
A 26-year-old pedal cyclist was yesterday morning killed after he was struck down by a motor car on Camp Road. According to a release ...

Magen David Adom News

HUMANITARIAN ORGANISATIONS REACH AGREEMENT OVER STAR OF DAVID
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
(AGI) - Geneva, Nov 28 - The Palestinian Red Crescent and Israel's Magen David Adom have underwritten an historic agreement in Geneva drawing Israeli ...

EMT News

Fire District forms training partnership with Banner Churchill ...
Reno Gazette Journal - Reno,NV,USA
... North Lyon County Fire Protection District has gone into partnership with Churchill Banner Community Hospital to initiate a firefighter EMT I program. ...

Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Hillsboro
WCPO - Cincinnati,OH,USA
The Hillsboro EMT squad found Debra Lockhart, 46, of Peebles, dead. Investigators said Lockhart died a violent death but will not release more details. ...

PADs really do save lives
Vulcan Advocate - Vulcan,Alberta,Canada
... course to better understand the purpose and use of the machines, and though it is highly recommended according to program facilitator Beth Dallmann EMT-A in ...

ambulance news

Air ambulance cash is in memory of Joseph
News & Star - Carlisle,Cumbria,UK
By Julie Armstrong. DONATIONS in memory of a West Cumbrian farmer and civil engineer have given a £1,110 boost to the Great North Air Ambulance. ...

An idling ambulance is better positioned to save lives
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
Not just in your car as you jockey for choice real estate at the mall, but in an ambulance -- while on duty. Ambulances in Modesto do not have stations. ...

Unwiring the Ambulance
Wi-Fi Planet - Darien,CT,USA
Driven by the need for speed, coupled with new regulatory pressure, ambulance-based Wi-Fi could be a thing of the not-too-distant future. ...

Ambulance plan approved for Plympton
Brockton Enterprise - MA, United States
... Rich said Monday the plan will give residents a quicker response time and will not take away revenue from the town ambulance service. ...

Ambulance delivery set in Chicopee
The Republican - Springfield,MA,USA
CHICOPEE - Delivery of a new $150,000 custom-built ambulance is expected by January or February, while a $350,000 pumper will probably not be completed and ...

paramedic news

Paramedic Headquarters Open in Ottawa
580 CFRA Radio - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Administrative staff with the City's paramedic service will no longer be working out of trailers. New paramedic head-quarters have ...

New facility puts paramedics under 1 roof
Ottawa Sun - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
A new $22-million paramedic headquarters was officially opened yesterday with plenty of pats on the backs for the success of the state-of-the-art facility. ...

bicycle news

Former Austin Mayor Hospitalized After Bicycle Accident
KXAN-TV - Austin,TX,USA
Former Austin Mayor Bruce Todd is in the hospital after a weekend bicycle accident. A Brackenridge Hospital spokesman said that ...

Rider cap throws bicycle tour promoters
Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO,USA
Bicycle tour promoters say they will be hamstrung by a new Colorado State Patrol directive that limits organized bicycle events to 2,500 riders. ...

Bicycle wheel mounting systems
Ferret - Australia
WHEEL Riders' new wheel mounting systems are designed to save valuable rack and interior car space. Four frames and eight wheels ...

Guest Named For Bicycle Leadership Conference
OUTDOORNEWSWIRE - Seattle,WA,USA
by Bicycle Retailer News. NOVEMBER 28, 2005 -- TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)--The BLC announced that Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., executive director ...

Fears on cost and safety of bicycle lines in Elphin Rd
Tasmania Examiner - Launceston,Tasmania,Australia
Cycle lanes will be trialled in Elphin Rd after Launceston aldermen supported the proposal yesterday. However, two aldermen voted ...

cyclist news

Cyclist compo 'will not bring back Amy'
The Age (subscription) - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
... The Tasmanian cyclist said in her statement her injuries would involve costly and ongoing medical attention for the rest of her life. ...

Mother says no compensation yet for injured cyclist
ABC Online - Australia
The mother of a central Queensland cyclist injured in a training accident in Germany this year says her daughter has not received any compensation. ...

Text-messaging teen could face charges after wreck kills cyclist
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USA
... Under Colorado law, he could face up to a year in prison. It was the second time Price, an avid cyclist, had been hit by car. He ...

Bike riders mourn cyclist
Wodonga Border Mail - Albury,New South Wales,Australia
A GATHERING was held at Echuca last night for a cyclist killed in a road crash while participating in the Great Victorian Bike Ride yesterday. ...

Issy Bacher: Technical cyclist
Moneyweb - Johannesburg,South Africa
Well, we now speak to cyclist Issy Bacher -- not the cyclist in the 94.7 Pick 'n Pay relay sense, but a cyclist in a sense that you watch cycles and you ...

emergency medical services news

Fire Calls
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
Accident. Claymont Fire Company assisted by county Emergency Medical Services and state police helicopter. 12:01 pm -- I-95 north and Naamans Road. Accident. ...

Heart association recommends new way to do CPR
Austin American-Statesman (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
... firefighters and hospital staff to be trained on all of the changes, said Ed Racht, medical director of Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. ...

Unbuckled driver is safe
Edmonton Sun - Canada
... say. The woman crashed her vehicle around 5 am yesterday on Victoria Park Road, said Emergency Medical Services Supt. Wes Bogdane. ...

Magen David Adom News

Israel Closer to Red Cross Membership
Leading The Charge - Milton,Queensland,Australia
... and historical consciousness make it quite out of the question for Israel to use any of the other currently recognized emblems," Magen David Adom said on its ...

ambulance news

Hewitt to discuss ambulance plans
BBC News - UK
Managers at Staffordshire Ambulance Service are to meet the health secretary to discuss plans for a new West Midlands trust. People ...

Emailing EKG Results From The Ambulance
WFMY News 2 - Greensboro,NC,USA
... to proceed with treatment. Winston-Salem, NC -- Inside every Forsyth County ambulance is a EKG machine. James Bryant, Director of ...

More cadets to get fire, ambulance skills training
ABC Regional Online - Australia
... services. More funding will allow 800 school-age cadets across the state to receive additional fire and ambulance-based skills. ...

Man charged with making unneeded call for ambulance
Rome News-Tribune - Rome,GA,USA
... After an ambulance and other personnel were summoned, reports stated, Phillips admitted the friend was at home. He also allegedly admitted to drinking a beer. ...

Ambulance Flips Over While Trying To Avoid Wreck
WRAL.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
RALEIGH, NC -- An ambulance trying to avoid a wreck on Interstate 440 Monday morning swerved and flipped over onto the shoulder of the road. ...

paramedic news

City officially opens new Paramedic Headquarters
Ottawa Start (press release) - Ottawa,ON,Canada
and is the result of an innovative Public-Private Partnership. of Ottawa Paramedic Service and Richard Abboud from Forum Leasehold Inc. will be on. ...

Wife can't bear death site visit
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
THE widow of a paramedic who died in an ambulance crash said she is unable to return to the Black Spur -- the treacherous road on which her husband died. ...

EMS News

Carbon Monoxide Exposure Sends Man to Hospital in Critical ...
WJLA - Washington,DC,USA
DC Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter says the 60-year-old man was found around 1 am in his home in the unit block of Girard Street, Northeast. ...

Gunman kills 1, injures 2 at motel
San Antonio Express (subscription) - San Antonio,TX,USA
... grazing him in the leg. EMS transported the woman to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition. Police are looking for three ...

bicyclist news

Teen Hits Bicyclist While Text Messaging
All Headline News - USA
... Ranch, CO (AHN) - A 17-year-old will likely face misdemeanor charges after allegedly losing control of his car while text messaging and hitting a bicyclist . ...

Vehicular homicide charge possible in death of bicyclist
AZ Central.com - AZ,USA
MESA - A 25-year-old man who police say may have been impaired by alcohol when he struck and killed a bicyclist this weekend faces a vehicular homicide charge. ...

Truck strikes, kills bicyclist
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
OSCEOLA COUNTY -- A woman on a bicycle died Saturday when she was struck while riding on a road near St. Cloud, the Florida Highway Patrol said. ...

EMS News

Bossier raising EMS, sanitation fees
KTBS - Shreveport,LA,USA
The Bossier City Council voted today to raise fees residents pay for ambulance service and sanitation. Emergency Medical Services ...

Popeyes donate turkey to EMS, fire department
Cleveland Advocate - Cleveland,TX,USA
For two years in a row, the fire department and EMS received a turkey for those who worked during the holiday. The turkey was delivered Nov. 21. ...

bicyclist news

Body pulled from river is Dayton bicyclist, 72
Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
DAYTON | The man whose body was found in the Great Miami River on Monday has been identified as Gerald Rapp, 72, of Dayton, the Montgomery County Coroner's ...

Bicyclist dies after accident
News 10 Now - Syracuse,NY,USA
One man is dead following an accident last night in Liverpool. It happened on Old Liverpool Road, near the Route 81 south on-ramp. ...

Bayside bicyclist hurt in accident with vehicle
Times-Standard - Eureka,CA,USA
ARCATA -- A 40-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday after he allegedly collided with a car on his bicycle. The Arcata Police Department ...

emergency medical service news

Man shot to death
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland,OH,USA
... Shore Boulevard, police said. Shots had been fired in the area, according to Emergency Medical Service workers. An EMS ambulance ...

Deadliest year for Trenton
Trenton Times - Trenton,NJ,USA
... used. When police and a Trenton Emergency Medical Service ambulance arrived, the man was lying face down in a pool of blood. He ...

Combine Efforts to Prevent, Prepare and Respond to Bioterrorism
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
... School at Tufts University, The Netherlands MOD, Canadian MOD, NATO School Germany, Belgian MOD, State Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service of Hamburg ...

The burning issue: To hire casual or full-time firefighters
Brandon Sun - Manitoba, Canada
... how to hire them, however, Gregoire and Parlow agreed that the city needs 16 new firefighters to meet the city's need for fire and emergency medical service. ...

2005-11-30

bicycle news

Residents, downhill bicycle companies clash at hearing
Maui News - Wailuku,HI,USA
WAILUKU -- The downhill bicycle industry and Upcountry residents clashed Monday as Maui County Council members began looking at how to make the state and ...

Ludhiana bicycle industry hit by rising steel prices
Business Standard - India
Bicycle units in Ludhiana are facing a tough time. ... India is the second-largest bicycle producer in the world, next only to China. ...

Great Victorian Bike Ride pauses for a lost comrade
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
... a face still there last night, maybe. Bicycle Victoria general manager Harry Barber organised a Monday night service in the meals tent. ...

Body pulled from river is Dayton bicyclist, 72
Dayton Daily News (subscription) - Dayton,OH,USA
... Dayton firefighters pulled the body, which was wearing a bicycle helmet, from the river about 2:30 pm It was found caught along trees just south of the Dayton ...

emergency medical service news

Emergency personnel return from hurricane-ravaged states
Benton Evening News - Benton,IL,USA
... Hobbs and other emergency service personnel were already near hurricane territory, attending an emergency medical service expo the week prior to the storm. ...

De Pere firefighters train for any rescue
Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay,WI,USA
... "In the past couple of years, De Pere has found a need for this type of training because of our (emergency medical service) experience. ...

2005-11-28

Booms Over Gaza


                                  Communique: 10 November 2005         [View this article online]
                                                                                                                                         [Discuss this topic on BackSpin]

BOOMS OVER GAZA

Dear HonestReporting Subscriber,

Sidestepping the continuing threat of Qassam rockets flying over the Gaza border towards Israeli population centers, The Guardian reported that:

Israel is deploying a terrifying new tactic against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip by letting loose deafening "sound bombs" that cause widespread fear, induce miscarriages and traumatise children.

Both The Guardian and the BBC quote Palestinian Dr Eyad Sarraj, a psychiatrist, who, in a sweeping statement lacking credible scientific or medical evidence, claims:

the sonic booms are having serious effects on children in Gaza, including anxiety, panic, fear, poor concentration and low academic success.

Sarraj also claims that the number of miscarriages among pregnant women increase during periods of frequent sonic booms.

The Guardian states that 28 sonic booms occurred over the course of last week, in addition to 29 during a period in September - hardly a prolonged period of time in which to produce credible medical evidence to back up these claims. The anecdotal evidence of Dr Sarraj, the head of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program (an expert on obstetrics?) is used to back up the story.

In fact, Dr Sarraj is no stranger to giving questionable comment to the media, attempting to explain suicide bombing as the result of the "trauma of Israeli occupation" and stating that "the principle behind [suicide bombing] is that it is better to die in dignity rather than to live in humiliation and shame". Sarraj, while blaming Israel, fails to acknowledge the role of indoctrination and incitement within the Palestinian Authority for creating a breeding ground for suicide bombers.

Sonic booms, by the IDF's own admission, are a loud yet non-lethal reminder to the Palestinian population that terrorists are still operating from within their midst.

Compare, however, The Guardian report with a feature in the same paper only days later on Palestinian Qassam missile attacks on Israeli towns. According to The Guardian, the missiles' "main effect is fear and uncertainty." While underestimating the potential lethality of a Qassam hitting a school, kindergarten or even a child's bedroom, The Guardian at least interviews Israelis directly affected by Qassam strikes. In stark contrast to these credible eyewitnesses, why is it that The Guardian is prepared to take Palestinian anecdotal evidence at face value?

Comments to The Guardian: letters@guardian.co.uk

HIJACKING PALESTINIAN HEALTH FOR POLITICAL ENDS

The sonic boom claims are not, however, the first time that health issues have been hijacked to promote the Palestinian political agenda in the media. As the NGO Monitor points out, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, one of two organizations currently petitioning the Israeli High Court over the use of sonic booms, has a long history of radical anti-Israel political activities.

Sonic booms are not even the first of many 'dastardly Israeli schemes' claimed to affect Palestinian health. The litany of libelous accusations to have appeared in the media, many critiqued by HonestReporting, includes these:

  • Israel deployed radioactive uranium against Palestinian protestors;
     
  • Suha Arafat's accusation, in the presence of Hillary Clinton, that the IDF made 'extensive use of poisonous gas... which has led to an increase in cancer cases among women and children.'
     
  • Israel disseminated bubble gum that sterilized Palestinian girls.
     
  • Israel sent AIDS-infected prostitutes to infect Palestinian men.

Needless to say, all of these were comprehensively debunked, but only after various media outlets had run the stories and the damage had been done.

A viewing of the 'Pallywood' movie, as featured by HonestReporting, reveals compelling evidence of how the media is manipulated and taken in by such falsehoods. The footage includes a Palestinian doctor coaching his patient into claiming that she had been forced to give birth at an IDF checkpoint as a result of Israeli soldiers detaining her ambulance. This, despite the fact that this supposed 'victim' of Israeli brutality had actually given birth not at a checkpoint, but in the hospital - the very same doctor having performed the delivery himself.

Scholars for Middle East Peace documents many instances of Palestinian abuse of medical norms for political purposes, including misuse of ambulances and violation of medical neutrality, false reports of Israeli medical malfeasance, and diversion of public health funds to terrorism.

So perhaps it is time that certain media outlets start to question the bedside manner of so-called Palestinian 'health officials' who act in the service of demonizing Israel and promoting false or exaggerated propaganda.

THE MEDIA STRUGGLE HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW BOOK

Stephanie Gutmann's new book, "The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy", is reviewed by Townhall:

"The Other War" isn't a sterile, number crunching analysis of news headlines and journalists' political predilections. Instead, it has the refreshing feel of a documentary...

Ms. Gutmann lays the blame where it mostly belongs: on moral relativist, reflexively anti-Israel journalists. Sometimes, though, the biased coverage isn't entirely their fault. Palestinians with guns, Ms. Gutmann writes, don't allow themselves to be photographed if they can help it. (Imagine the response if Israel adopted that policy). And often, the Palestinians won't haul out the guns until nighttime. During the day, when the cameras are clicking, it's all sticks and stones.

Speaking recently in San Francisco, Ms. Gutmann stated:

I wanted to do a primer about media coverage and how it works. I still find people who say 'it must be true because I saw it on CNN.' If people think that's the absolute truth, there's still a place to remind them that news is manufactured by people and that people are involved in every step of the way.

"The Other War" is a valuable contribution in the battle to reveal what really goes on behind the scenes of Mideast media coverage and recommended reading on this important issue.

Thank you for your ongoing involvement in the battle against media bias.

HonestReporting

 

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