In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, hundreds of dogs served had a crucial role in the search for survivors, and for victims’ remains. Now these heroes and their teams are getting their do in an exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
“Putting the photographs together is what makes this exhibit special,” said Amy Weinstein, the museum’s oral historian, who curated the show.
Their contribution to the massive rescue and recovery effort was vital.
“On the 11th, we saw the value of the dogs. We saw that there was nothing as effective as the dogs for searching wide areas, for clearing spaces,” says Dr. Cynthia Otto, executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center. “Their ability to recognize odors, respond to odors, to trace the source of an odor is phenomenal.”
Do you need a reason to buy a dog? How about living longer?
Dr. Caroline Kramer, author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published in "Circulation," said that their analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause.
The review of the health benefits involved nearly 4 million people in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
"Dog ownership was associated with a 24% reduction in all cause mortality," said Kramer, an assistant professor in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Toronto.
What is even more interesting is that "For people who had a heart attack or stroke, having a dog was even more beneficial. They had a 31% reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease," Kramer said.
Heart attacks and stroke are the leading causes of death globally, according to the World Health Organization. The benefit was highest for dog owners who lived alone.
In fact, a number of cardiologists believe in the benefits of dog ownership so much they will actually prescribe a dog for their patients, if they believe the person can appropriately care for a pet.
A small island nation in the Indian Ocean, Comoros, has given China a gift of €100 to help in the fight against the coronavirus. While Dr Ahamada Msa M'liva, who leads the delegation acknowledged that this might not be enough, he argues that every little helps.
“We know the capacities and the means of China, but by this gesture, the association wanted to show to the Chinese people how much the Comorians feel concerned,” Dr M'liva said.
He also praised the Chinese authorities for the communication and cooperation with international organizations fighting the coronavirus outbreak, which he described as a “complex and painful ordeal.”
The gift-giving ceremony took place in the country’s capital Moroni in early January but has only been reported to media in recent days.
The coronavirus death toll in China have passed the mark of 1,300, with roughly 43,000 people infected worldwide. So far, most of the deaths took place in Mainland China and no cure has been found. There are reports that many travelers are canceling their trip to Asia following the outbreak and a number of companies have pulled out of the biggest Mobile Wold Conference.
Minneapolis firefighters rescued a man who attempted to walk across a frozen Mississippi River early in the morning.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. near the Stone Arch Bridge where the man was partially submerged.
The man told firefighters that Google Maps told him to cross the river. The Minneapolis Fire Department says that the app most likely told him to cross the Stone Arch Bridge, not walk across the river, WCCO reported.
The man, who was visiting from out of state, had a mild case of hypothermia.
Last week, a man in Berlin tricked Google Maps by carrying 99 smartphones together and made everyone believe that there was a huge traffic jam. But it was just him carrying an entire batch of phones with Google Maps turned on.
The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presents New Yorkers with the opportunity to witness championship-level performances at Madison Square Garden.
The first dog show was held on 8 May 1877, making it the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the US behind only the Kentucky Derby. The annual competition features hundreds of dogs from around the world.
This year, the spotlight was on canines from the hound, toy, non-sporting and herding groups. Here's a look at the top four finishers in each category.
Westminster Dog Show Group Winners
1. Whippet, GCHG CH Pinnacle Kentucky Bourbon
2. Scottish Deerhound, CH Hollyrood Cosmopollyton
3. Afghan Hound, GCHP CH Agha Djari's Fifth Dimension Of Sura
4. Saluki, GCHG CH Aurora's Rhythm Of My Heart
1. Havanese, GCHP CH Oeste's In The Name Of Love
2. Pekingese, GCH CH Pequest Wasabi
3. Poodle (Toy), GCHG CH Smash Jp Copenhagen
4. Affenpinscher, CH My Mila V. Tani Kazari
1. Poodle (Standard), GCHP CH Stone Run Afternoon Tea
2. Lhasa Apso, GCHB CH Shut Up And Kiss Me Dell'Alberico At Xeralane
3. Bulldog, GCHG CH Diamond Gold Majesu Pisko Bulls
4. Chow Chow, GCHS CH Dreamland's Game Changer
1. Shetland Sheepdog, GCHP CH Syringa - Akadia The Corsair
2. Old English Sheepdog, GCHG CH Bagatelle Moonlight Drive
3. Beauceron, GCHB CH Jaguar Noir Des Monts Du Lac
4. German Shepherd, GCHP CH Marquis' Hermes V Kenlyn
*Results via WestminsterKennelClub.org
Bemorepanda picked up a few pictures from the show:
An infinity pool, helipad, spa and gym - this are just a few snapshots of what is supposed to be the world’s first hydrogen-powered superyacht, estimated at around $644m, according to the Dutch design firm Sinot.
Bill gates, whose estimated worth is predicted around $112 billion according to estimates by Forbes, spent a whooping amount of cash in order to build an environmentally friendly vessel modeled after its “Aqua” concept that was showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2019.
Apart from the infinity pool and helipad, there are numerous outdoor lounges, a giant spiral staircase and an amazing observation room at the front.
Apparently, the main motivation to buy the yacht was be to signal his backing for new, clean technology to cut carbon emissions.
However, it is hard to see how other billionaires, such as Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov and others, knows for their expensive yachts, will follow Bill Gates trend of green energy.
The former vice-president Joe Biden says he is the most electable Democrat. This is while he finished fourth in Iowa and insulted a student.
To be more precise, he called Madison Moore a 'lying, dog-faced pony soldier' after she asked him a question at his campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire.
The 21-year-old economics student at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, told people to wave off the former vice president's remark as a 'joke' is 'kind of insulting'. Biden later explained he was just quoting no one else but John Wayne.
Moore said: 'It was kind of humiliating to be called a liar on national TV by the former vice president. Instead of answering that question straightforward, his immediate response was to attempt to invalidate me by exposing my inexperience.
'He has been performing extremely poorly in this race and the fact that he couldn’t just straight answer my question without bullying or intimidating just exacerbates that fact.'
She added: 'I am 21-year old college student, like what the hell do I know? Who cares who I am or my experience. Just answer the damn question.'
The phrase “dog-faced soldiers” appears in the 1949 John Wayne film “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” while there are a few references to “pony soldiers” in the 1953 John Wayne movie “Hondo.”
On Monday, a new Quinnipiac University poll, had Bernie Sanders pulling ahead of Biden, with the Vermont senator getting 25 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary while Biden, 77, was only at 17 percent.
This marks the first time Sanders, 78, has taken the front runner slot in a national poll, as the candidates head into the New Hampshire primary tomorrow following the surprising Iowa results - where Biden came in fourth place.