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High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to Save the Cougar Ace | WIRED
Salvage work has long been viewed as a form of legal piracy. The insurers of a disabled ship with valuable cargo will offer from 10 to 70 percent of the value of the ship and its cargo to anyone who can save it. If the salvage effort fails, they don't pay a dime. It's a risky business: As ships have gotten bigger and cargo more valuable, the expertise and resources required to mount a salvage effort have steadily increased. When a job went bad in 2004, Titan ended up with little more than the ship's bell as a souvenir. Around the company's headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it's known as the $11.6 million bell.
projectmanagement  emergency  disaster 
4 hours ago by DirkSonguer
iOS 12 Will Add New Emergency Calling Feature – MacStories
Apple has announced a new emergency calling feature for iOS 12, which wasn’t revealed at WWDC two weeks ago. The new functionality will provide automatic, precise location information to first responders when iOS 12 users call 911 in the United States. According to Apple’s press release:
Approximately 80 percent of 911 calls today come from mobile devices, but outdated, landline-era infrastructure often makes it difficult for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location. To address this challenge, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points.
iphone  ios12  emergency 
23 hours ago by rgl7194
Pet Emergency in Tulsa - Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital
Our staff is on call until 10 pm, seven days of the week. For all emergencies before 10 pm, please call us at 918-747-1311.
Pet  Emergency  in  Tulsa  Southern  Hills  Veterinary  Hospital 
11 days ago by LocalBusiness
Things I Learned as an RN in the Emergency Department
Looking to pursue a career as an RN in the Emergency Department? Hear from some of our team on things they learned in the ED!
unmh  nursing  emergency 
13 days ago by TMP
What to take with you - Country Fire Authority
As part of your bushfire plan, put together an emergency kit that contains:

Overnight bag with change of clothes and toiletries
Medicines and first aid kit
Important information, such as passport, will, photos, jewellery
Mobile phone and charger
Adequate amount of water
Wool blankets
Contact information for your doctor, council and power company
Store your kit in an easy-to-access location.
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18 days ago by timberwolfoz
Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters
Natural disasters can be very unexpected, and although there is not much we can do to prevent them from happening, it helps to be prepared. Check out these tips to ensure your family is protected as much as possible during a natural disaster.
emergency  natural-disaster  flood 
20 days ago by Adventure_Web
Rhabdo: A rare but serious complication of… exercise - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing
"Rhabdo" occurs when muscle tissue leaks its contents into the bloodstream, and can be caused by intense physical activity. It is not a great exercise goal.
blog  emergency  medicine  health  biology  pathology  physiology  rhabdomyolysis  activity  exercise  journal  research  university  harvard  america 
21 days ago by asaltydog
Rhabdomyolysis after High Intensity Resistance Training
Rhabdomyolysis, which is a characteristic occurrence in associated with muscle cell necrosis, develops due to various causes. We herein report a rare case of a patient with rhabdomyolysis after high intensity resistance training, in which markedly elevated ...
government  emergency  medicine  health  biology  pathology  physiology  rhabdomyolysis  journal  research  activity  exercise 
21 days ago by asaltydog
Lawyers send mobile ads to phones in ER waiting rooms • NPR
Bobby Allyn:
<p>Patients sitting in emergency rooms, at chiropractors' offices and at pain clinics in the Philadelphia area may start noticing on their phones the kind of messages typically seen along highway billboards and public transit: personal injury law firms looking for business by casting mobile online ads at patients.

The potentially creepy part? They're only getting fed the ad because somebody knows they are in an emergency room.

The technology behind the ads, known as geofencing, or placing a digital perimeter around a specific location, has been deployed by retailers for years to offer coupons and special offers to customers as they shop. Bringing it into health care spaces, however, is raising alarm among privacy experts.

"It's really, I think, the closest thing an attorney can do to putting a digital kiosk inside of an emergency room," says digital marketer Bill Kakis, who runs the Long Island, N.Y.-based firm Tell All Digital. Kakis says he recently inked deals with personal injury law firms in the Philadelphia area to target patients.</p>


"Potentially" creepy? All-around creepy, unwarranted, unwelcome. I'm constantly amazed at Americans' ability to monetise the smallest moments of life, as though it were an insult that any moment should be left without commerce.
technology  medicine  geofencing  emergency 
22 days ago by charlesarthur
Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Montgomery County-run site for emergency management. Has a lot of good online information such as road closure and flood maps (rain gauge information) and a handy "Emergency Supply Kit" list (printable checklist).
emergency  disaster  texas  montgomery  resource 
27 days ago by cyberchucktx

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