Usually blue lights flashing in the rearview mirror signal a dreaded traffic ticket. But instead of tickets and fines, the Warner Robins Police Department handed out Dairy Queen Blizzard treats Thursday afternoon. Thursday marked the 10th annual Miracle Treat Day, where at least $1 from any Blizzard treat sold benefits the Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, […]Read more "Police Officers Hand Out Treats Instead Of Tickets"
In a development that could change the way the deadly Ebola disease is fought, researchers have announced promising results of a new vaccine’s trial in Guinea, one of several countries affected by a historic outbreak in West Africa. “The estimated vaccine efficacy was 100 percent,” a team of researchers say. The trial was called Ebola […]Read more "100% Effective Ebola Vaccine Developed"
A 6-year-old girl attacked by a pit bull while helping her grandmother do the laundry wants to grow up to be a vet. Lia Vega was bitten in the chest by 10-year-old Tiga in the basement of 656 West 162nd St. about 9 p.m. Tuesday, witnesses said. Vega ran as soon as she saw the dog […]Read more "Girl Attacked By Pitbull Still Wants To Become A Vet"
He’s overcome dyslexia and two strokes, so graduating from the University of Bristol is a very special moment for grandfather Richard Abraham. Richard joined his University of Bristol course mates to graduate from a part-time BA English Literature and Community Engagement degree course with a 2.2 after six years of hard work. “At school I […]Read more "Elderly Man Celebrates Graduating At 69 Years Old"
Matthew Hernandez is living proof that you can overcome situations that look impossible. He’s set to compete in kayaking at the Special Olympics World Games, 21 years after it looked like there was no hope for his life. Three months after he was born, doctors diagnosed him with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare genetic condition. They […]Read more "Special Olympics Participant Is Ready After Being Told He’d Die 21 Years Ago"
LEGO’s toy dominance over the last half century has been built on petroleum-based plastics. The toy company is investing hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to research, development and implementation of new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture LEGO elements as well as packaging materials. By 2030, the Danish-based toy company says that their plastic bricks will no longer […]Read more "LEGO Searching For New Environmentally Friendly Material"
A dozen four-legged heroes bravely served our country overseas, saving thousands of American lives. But for the past year and a half, they’d been living in limbo at a kennel in Chester, Virginia, while a contract company who purchased the dogs from the Department of Defense tried to place them as therapy dogs. The new […]Read more "Man Adopts Military Dogs After Service"
This is the heartwarming moment an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy completes a gruelling triathlon unaided. Inspirational Bailey Matthews was roared over the finishing line by crowds close to tears as he cast aside his specially-adapted walking frame to finish the last 20 metres of the race unaided. Despite stumbling twice on his way to […]Read more "Boy With Cerebral Palsy Completes Triathlon"
The sale of a company is usually bad news for its employees, but that wasn’t the case for Yemeksepeti.com, the leading Turkish firm in online food ordering, as more than 100 of its employees were given bonuses totaling $27 million following the company’s sale last May for $589 million, the firm’s CEO, Nevzat Aydın, has […]Read more "Sale Of Company Leads To 27 Million For Employees"
Aiming to bring low-cost illumination to residents of the Philippines, a nation of 7,000 oceanic islands, the Salt Lamp uses a free and abundant resource to reduce fire risk from candles and replace the cost of traditional lighting. Developed by engineer Lipa Aisa Mijena of De La Salle University, theSalt Lamp requires a single glass […]Read more "Salt Water Lamp Provides Lighting For Poor Families"