‘We have had a lion attack’: 911 call released from deadly mauling as employees left ‘traumatized’

first_imgCourtesy family of Alexandra Black(BURLINGTON, N.C.) — “We have had a lion attack,” a woman calmly told 911 when a young, newly-hired intern was mauled at an animal center in North Carolina.The lion was contained, the caller told 911, but the victim was “incapacitated,” according to the emergency call obtained by The News & Observer.The deadly incident unfolded Sunday at the Conservators Center in Burlington when 22-year-old intern Alexandra Black was cleaning a lion enclosure with a husbandry team, the Conservators Center said in a statement.The lion “had been locked into a separate holding enclosure” but “somehow managed to enter the enclosure” where the team was working, killing Black, the center said. No one else was hurt.The lion, Matthai, was euthanized by first responders, the center said.It was not immediately clear how the animal escaped. The state is investigating what happened.Meanwhile, the center said its employees are “devastated” and “traumatized” by the death of “this vibrant, smart young woman.”Black had worked at the Conservator Center for just 10 days, her family said.Black loved animals and “died following her passion,” her family said.“Our beautiful, intelligent, passionate Alex had worked, unpaid, at several animal-related ventures,” her family said in a statement. “This was her fourth internship, because she really wanted to make a career of working with animals.”“She was a beautiful young woman who had just started her career,” her family said. “There was a terrible accident, and we are mourning.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Interesting draw for France 2017

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsToday, the groups for the 2017 Men’s World Championship in France were determined. The 24 teams were drawn into four groups of six, with hosts France having had the right to choose which group they wanted to join. The draw was conducted by Per Bertelsen, Caretaker Chairman of the IHF Commission of Organizing and Competitions, assisted by French comedian Claudia Tagbo, famous French players Bruno Martini and Nina Kanto, as well as Paralympic athlete Timothée Adolphe.Hosts and defending world champions France joined Group A, where they will face Poland, bronze medallists at Qatar 2015, Russia, Brazil, Japan and Norway, who were awarded the Wild Card by the IHF Council.In Group B, EHF EURO 2016 runners-up Spain will meet Slovenia, Macedonia, Iceland and the two African teams from Tunisia and Angola.Reigning European Champions Germany compete against Croatia, EHF EURO 2016 bronze medallists, Belarus, Hungary, Chile, runners-up at the 2016 Pan American Men’s Championship, and Saudi Arabia in Group C.Group D will be probably the most challenging group with 2015 runners-up and Asian Champions Qatar facing the strong handball nations Denmark and Sweden, as well as Africa’s current number one team Egypt, Bahrain and Argentina, bronze medallists at the Pan American Men’s Championship. All of these teams, except for Bahrain, will meet already in August at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. However, Bahrain showed at the Olympic Qualification Tournaments already that they are more than capable to keep up with the ‘big’ nations.In the opening match of the 2017 Men’s World Championship France will play against Brazil.ResultsGroup AFRA, POL, RUS, BRA, JPN, NORGroup BESP, SLO, MKD, ISL, TUN, ANGGroup CGER, CRO, BLR, HUN, CHI, KSAGroup DQAT, DEN, SWE, EGY, BRN, ARGsource: IHF.info Click to comment Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

QCS hearings are delayed

first_imgThe Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) board has postponed the evidence hearings into the proposed Tyne & Wear QCS from March and April to 13-17 and 20-24 July.It follows a directions hearing in London after Nexus asked for more time to prepare a response to the operators’ challenges to the proposed QCS.The QCS board agreed to postpone the hearings until July in the interests of fairness to all parties. The bus operators agreed that the hearing dates scheduled for March and April could not be fulfilled.In view of the revised timetable, the board cannot publish a final report in May. It therefore intends to publish its final report by 31 October.Kevin Carr, Go North East MD says: “Nexus has been working on its scheme for almost four years, so it’s surprising that they need more time to produce evidence to support it. The 1,000-page report to the North East Combined Authority last October seems not to have been enough.“We have provided the QCS Board with a considerable amount of expert evidence that we believe makes a compelling case for the QCS to be abandoned in favour of partnership. A partnership could have been in place two years ago.”last_img read more

Crash in Elkhart results in life-threatening injuries

first_img Pinterest Previous articleMichiana Crime Stoppers asking for tips leading to four fugitivesNext articleWiegand Family Officially Files Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean Carl Stutsman Twitter Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) Drivers on State Road 19 in Elkhart this morning had some trouble to contend with after a bad crash that resulted in life threatening injuries.The crash involved two vehicles around 5:30 at the intersection of SR 19 and County Rd. 28. What exactly led to the crash is still being determined, but authorities report that one of those cars ended up crashing into a home.the person with life threatening injuries, a 21 year old Mishawaka man, had to be airlifted to the hospital in South Bend following the crash, and a 28 year old Nappanee man was taken to Elkhart General for back pain. By Carl Stutsman – December 11, 2019 0 376 Google+ Pinterest Crash in Elkhart results in life-threatening injuries WhatsApplast_img read more

Gregg Allman and Doobie Brothers Team Up For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

first_imgGregg Allman has kept himself busy after the Allman Brothers Band’s final concerts last year, and he’ll continue his busy touring schedule with a series of co-headlining dates with The Doobie Brothers. Held throughout August, the two groups will play seven shows in the Northeast, including a stop at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.Allman’s solo band includes Scott Sharrard, Peter Levin on keys, Steve Potts on drums, Marc Quinones on percussion, Ron Johnson on bass and Jay Collins, Art Edmaiston and Marc Franklin on horns. The full schedule can be seen below, and tickets go on sale this Friday, March 20th, at 10 AM Eastern.As an added bonus, you can use the presale code L4LM to get tickets for the PNC Bank Arts Center show on August 28th! The code will allow you to purchase tickets a full day ahead of the general on-sale, starting this Thursday March 19th at 10 AM Eastern.last_img read more

Bubba Wallace, Elliott Sadler to present at ACM Awards

first_imgCo-hosted by country music superstars Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the awards show will be broadcast live (8-11 p.m. ET, delayed 8-11 PT) on CBS. Musicians slated to perform include Reba McIntire, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and the Backstreet Boys. RELATED: Austin Dillon on ‘Rosewood’ Sadler helpfully provided NASCAR.com with his current country music playlist. Be sure to tune in Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. NASCAR XFINITY Series stars Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. and Elliott Sadler are returning to Las Vegas this week, but not for a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.center_img The drivers are joining such luminaries as Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Miss America Savvy Shields as presenters at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2. Wallace and Sadler will take the stage to announce the Video of the Year Award presented by XFINITY. Elliott Sadler’s playlist • The Baby, Blake Shelton • Troubadour, George Strait • Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler), Alabama • Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker • Cowboys and Angels, Dustin Lynch • Stay, Florida Georgia Line • Drink a Beer, Luke Bryan • You Should Be Here, Cole Swindelllast_img read more

Tony Stewart takes part in Lip Sync Challenge with hometown police department

first_imgTony Stewart, lip sync artist?Turns out the three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion has some skills, as shown off in a Lip Sync Challenge video posted by the Columbus, Indiana, police department. The Indiana town is Stewart’s hometown, and the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing had fun with his appearance.RELATED: Stewart tweets congratulations at Kyle Busch Who knew Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was a jam for “Smoke?” Watch below for the cameo which happens at the start.last_img read more

Comcast Community Champion of the Year 2019 nominations are open

first_imgEditor’s note: This is a letter by Matt Lederer, Vice President for Brand PartnershipsWe created the Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award at the start of our NASCAR partnership to recognize and honor the incredible individuals in this industry giving back to communities in remarkable ways. As I reflect on the four Comcast Community Champions, and the countless stories we’ve uncovered, I am so proud to say this program has far exceeded all expectations. The ongoing commitment to giving back within the NASCAR industry continues to inspire us, and we’re greatly looking forward to what is to come in 2019.The nomination window is now officially open for you to recognize someone within the industry who is working hard to make a difference in the community. Over the next few months, our Xfinity Racing team will be working closely with you to continue education and encourage participation during the nomination process.Please take the time to nominate deserving candidates, and learn additional details about the award, by visiting ComcastCommunityChampion.com.The nomination deadline is Monday, July 8. Eligible award recipients include team owners, drivers, all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series team employees, employees of tracks on the 2019 schedule for NASCAR’s top three national series, NASCAR officials and motorsports media members. In October, we will announce the three finalists; the champion, determined by a selection panel, will be announced during NASCAR Championship Weekend in Miami and recognized at the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Awards Ceremony. Comcast will make a donation of $60,000 to the charity of the 2019 Comcast Community Champion, and a donation of $30,000 each to the two remaining finalists’ respective charities.RELATED: Nominate someone todaySince the Comcast Community Champion of the Year program kicked off in 2015, we have donated a total of $480,000 to causes of inspirational individuals in the NASCAR industry who are truly living Comcast’s core values. From work with the Iowa Donor Network to hosting camps for children with heart disease to the incredible working being done by our 2018 Champion, Joey Logano, we have been able to shine a much-deserved spotlight on individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference beyond the track.Thank you in advance for your help in identifying deserving individuals to be the next Comcast Community Champion.last_img read more

Eastern Idaho Medical Center Celebrates Trauma Status

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is the only one in the state to be given the Level II trauma center designation. “Trauma verification … is something else I can brag about,” Fuhriman added. “To be the only hospital to carry this distinction is very impressive.” Cole spent nine hours in surgery. After that, he was in the Intensive Care Unit for eight days, putting his total stay in the hospital at 11 days. Although the crowd and hospital staff was in a celebratory mood, the road to becoming a Level II hospital was not an easy one. He returned three months ago to thank hospital staff. EIRMC has a lot to be thankful for. Within the past year, it was given the only Level II trauma center designation in the state. The certification of the trauma center endorses that the hospital has the resources to treat most trauma cases. It was May 23 when Jim Cole, an author and photographer from Bozeman, Mont., was hiking in Yellowstone National Park and surprised a grizzly. “This is a wonderful milestone in the evolution of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center,” EIRMC CEO Doug Crabtree said. “I can’t remember if we had 44 pages of deficiencies or 44 deficiencies,” Crabtree said jokingly of the hospital’s list of things to address. “I got hammered pretty hard,” he said of the attack. The man of the hour shared the story to an appreciative audience, which began to see what the trauma center can do for the community and those who suffer a tragedy.People now say “‘It’s good to see you,’ and my comment is, ‘It’s good to be seen,’” Cole said. “To be the only hospital to carry this distinction is very impressive.” The star of EIRMC’s celebration was an ex-patient, the victim of a grizzly attack. When he left, Cole told the hospital staff he would be back. And he kept his promise.center_img Cole believes that for the “people in this hospital, it’s not just a job, it’s a way of life.” Crabtree wasn’t the only person who had good things to say. Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman also took time to speak to the crowd. The next thing he remembers is waking up at EIRMC three days later. Cole, who grew up in Chicago, said he has been in and out of hospitals his entire life and believed something was different about EIRMC, especially the people. When he returned, “it was like a love fest,” he said. Cole, who suffered severe facial wounds and the loss of one eye, was taken by ambulance to West Yellowstone, Mont., and then flown by helicopter to EIRMC. “In reality, it’s not only EIRMC’s celebration, it’s also the community’s,” he said. It was an evening of reflection and praise. Local officials gathered Thursday to share a moment of gratitude for the heroic acts taking place at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center’s new Level II trauma center. By achieving Level II status, EIRMC has received the highest pinnacle possible, he said. “It was something you feel in the heart, not something you could quantify,” Cole said with tears in his eyes.last_img read more

Visiting professor relates family history in 20th century

first_imgProfessor of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Alisse Waterston addressed a crowd at the Geddes Hall Auditorium on Monday night, discussing her new book, “My Father’s Wars.””My Father’s Wars” chronicles the life of Waterston’s father, who was born in Poland, survived The Great War and immigrated to Cuba, New York City and finally San Juan, Puerto Rico.Waterston said her book was multi-layered and personal with a strong foundation in social history.“My Father’s Wars” is a journey through family memories that are interwoven with some of the key historical events of the 20th century, Waterston said. It is a daughter’s account of a Jewish father whose life was shaped, framed and torn apart by the upheavals on his age.Waterston said because her father’s story is so heavily rooted in the major historical events of the 20th century and the resulting massive reconstruction, “My Father’s Wars” is hardly a narrow narrative memoir of Menachem Mendel Wasersztejn.“‘My Father’s Wars’ is a hybrid work, making it difficult to place in a single genre,” Waterston said. “[It] is a work I see as firmly centered in anthropology even as it is intensely interdisciplinary.”Waterston, along with her friend and colleague Barbara Rylko-Bauer, coined the term “intimate ethnography” to describe “My Father’s Wars.” Waterston said she believes this term suits the “two inseparable roles” she took on as she approached this project.Waterston discussed the research process that went into the book as a daughter and an anthropologist.“Like my father’s life, his perception of it and his narrative, my motivations are layered, complicated, involving who I am as a daughter and as an anthropologist,” Waterston said. “Who was this man with whom I had such difficulty? I [came] to this project not just as a daughter, but also as an anthropologist seeking to understand violence in its various forms and how it is implicated in individual lives.”Waterston said she was guided in her work by questions and statements posed by other authors, such as Eva Hoffman, who asked, “Why remember? And why not just remember, but remember strenuously?” She said she was also inspired by Howard Zinn, who said “The most crucial issue with regard to writing is: “Why am I doing this?”“As an anthropologist, I am also concerned about how to bring scholarly knowledge into the public conversation on the critical issues of our times,” Waterston said.Waterston said that her father would often repeat stories from the Great War, which she thinks is a sign of the trauma caused by the war.“War shaped his first perceptions, dead bodies and ruined houses.” Waterston said. “The repetition has meaning. It underlines the shock he experienced at a tender age and the fear that would always haunt him. Telling the story over and over again highlights the destructive trauma that is caused by war.”The book follows the life of Wasersztejn who fled his hometown of Jedwabne, Poland, before WWII and the Jedwabne Program, a massacre of 340 Polish Jews in 1941, Waterston said.Wasersztejn immigrated to Manguito, in the Cuban province Matanzas, where he changed his name to Miguel Waserstein. He later changed his name two more times, to Michael Waterston when he moved to New York and ultimately to Don Miguel in Puerto Rico.“At the intersections of my father’s complicated journey, he created, adopted and adapted to multiple identities across time and place, identities shaped by larger structural and political forces,” Waterston said. “[‘My Father’s Wars’] follows my father’s reflexive attachment to the experience of Jewish suffering, the way he viewed his life as if it were always being lived under the sign of extermination.”“My Father’s Wars” is a vertical slice of life in the 20th interconnections across the masks and illusions of culture, race, nation, society, citizenship and civilization, Waterston said. To end the lecture, Waterston quoted American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s sorrow and suffer enough to disarm all hostility.”Tags: My Father’s Warslast_img read more