Monthly Archives: June 2014

Woman killed in mobile home fire outside King

KING, N.C. — A woman was killed in a mobile home fire just outside the King city limits Monday afternoon.

According to King Fire Department Assistant Chief Brad Cheek, the King Fire Department and other departments responded to the 300 block of Creekridge Drive around 4:40 p.m.

The last fire units cleared the scene shortly before 8 p.m. One woman lost her life, Cheek said.

The woman’s identification is being withheld until family members are notified of the incident.

The fire reportedly caused heavy damage to the mobile home.

No further details are currently available.

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East Bay Firefighters’ Life-Saving Smartphone App Works As Designed When Man Needed CPR

CBS San Francisco

SAN RAMON (CBS SF) — A smartphone app pioneered by an East Bay fire department is being credited with saving a life by alerting an off-duty firefighter of someone nearby who needed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

The PulsePoint application triggers an alert to CPR-trained citizens when a local 9-1-1 call is made, allowing anyone with the app to respond if they are nearby the person needing assistance.

Last month, an off-duty firefighter was working out at a Clackamas, Oregon health club when he was alerted through the PulsePoint app, finding a man unconscious and not breathing outside the health club within a minute, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District which developed the app.

The firefighter immediately began CPR on the 57-year-old man and continued until paramedics arrived, the district said.

Firefighter/Paramedic Lucas Hirst, who also has experience as an IT technician, led an effort by developers to create the app…

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Climate Change: The Hurricane Myth

Inform The Pundits!

NOAA: Hurricane Katrina was about the last major hurricane to make U.S. landfall nearly nine years ago

Austin, June 1, 2014 — Today, June 1st, marks the beginning of the 2014 hurricane season. It therefore seems appropriate to discuss the granddaddy of all “extreme weather” myths; the one that says human-caused global warming (AGW) is generating more intense hurricanes and in greater numbers.

The IPCC, the high priests of global warming theory, gave up that persistent myth back in 2007. It reinforced that conclusion again in the newest AR5 report released last September. It’s right there, plain as a cool Gulf Coast breeze, in Table SPM.1 on Page 5.

If this were 2005, AGW theorists would be right. The number of more intense hurricanes were increasing back then, but a lot has changed in nine years. It’s been 3,142 days since the last major hurricane made landfall in the…

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The ‘HTC One Wear’ Running Android Wear could be Out by End of Summer



The smartwatch market is going to be no doubt booming this year. Smartwatches have already grabbed the attention of consumers with various different style watches already out there for you to buy, but now we have Android Wear; the new Android-based smartwatch OS, that Google announced not too long ago. Shortly after the announcement, LG and Motorola announced their watches, the LG G-Watch and the Moto 360. Both running versions of Android Wear, but then we wondered about other OEMs utilizing the Android Wear software. OEMs such as HTC.

HTC briefly chimed in about wearable technology back at the end of 2013, and they indicated that they themselves would be diving into the smartwatch game. Now it seems that a new report coming out of TK Tech News, that claims HTC could have their new smartwatch, dubbed the ?HTC One Wear?, out by late Summer. Apparently it will be…

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