Wilmingtons Tony Marra An OffDuty Watertown Firefighter Helped Save Life In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington resident Tony Marra, a firefighter for the city of Watertown, is being heralded for his off-duty heroism in response to a serious rollover car accident on Route 38, near the Wilmington Plaza, on the morning of Wednesday, July 18.Around 8:20am, a 38-year-old woman was driving a 2012 Nissan Rogue northbound on Main Street when she reportedly veered to avoid a vehicle pulling out of the Speedway parking lot. Her vehicle rolled over multiple times, landing on its roof.Tony Marra, an off-duty Watertown firefighter, witnessed the accident and quickly jumped into action to assist the driver.“Marra gained entry into the overturned vehicle, helped extricate the patient, and removed the patient from the immediate danger of the running overturned vehicle in an active roadway,” according to Wilmington Fire Lieutenant Robert Varney. “When I reached the patient, Marra had already given the patient a rapid trauma assessment, and had successfully calmed the patient down from an excitable state due to the severity of the accident.”The driver was transported to a local medical facility with non-life threatening injuries. Her vehicle suffered major damage and was towed. Mass Highway was contacted to remove a significant amount of shattered glass from the roadway. Traffic was backed up in the area, with northbound traffic rerouted through the Wilmington Plaza paring lot and one of the two southbound lanes temporarily closed.“Firefighter Marra did not have to stop and help, yet he did not hesitate to jump into action and provide lifesaving care by removing the patient from immediate danger,” Varney wrote in a letter to Watertown Fire Chief Robert Quinn. “Firefighter Marra provided himself an exemplary model of a civil servant, and a Firefighter that you and the town of Watertown should be proud of.”“In a time where the media sometimes only focuses on the negative actions of firefighters, they miss out on the day-to-day heroic actions of firefighters,” added Varney.Rollover crash on July 18 (courtesy of WPD)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Firefighter Praised For Help He Provided To An Injured Woman While Off-DutyIn “Police Log”Wilmington’s Top Public Safety Stories Of 2018In “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

Throwback Why wasnt Hazel Keech interested in Yuvraj Singh

first_imgHazel Keech, Yuvraj SinghInstagramYuvraj Singh has made headlines as much for his affairs off-field as much he has for his striking performance on-field. From being in a steady relationship with Kim Sharma to dating a number of actresses before finally setting his eyes on Hazel Keech, Yuvraj’s love story is nothing less than a Bollywood script.On Kapil Sharma’s show, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech had once revealed how their relationship began. Talking about that phase, Yuvraj had said that he once he saw her and liked her, he wanted to meet her. But, Hazel just wasn’t interested in him. Yuvraj first approached Hazel on Facebook where she took a long, long time to accept his friend request. And once she did, Yuvraj pushed to meet her.What’s surprising is that it took Yuvraj three years to convince her to meet him. Every time they used to decide a date and time, Keech used to turn off her phone on that particular day and not show up. This happened a number of times over a period of three years, post which, Hazel finally gave up seeing Yuvraj’s perseverance and patience.Hazel had revealed on the show that for her family, Yuvraj was a really big name but, since she wasn’t interested in cricket at all, she considered him at par. In fact, she never tried to Google him or find out more about him through the internet or their common friends.However, once the duo met in person, there was no looking back for the two. Hazel and Yuvraj got along like a house on fire at their very first meet and struck a rapport. It took the couple a few more years of dating before they finally decided to tie the knot. Yuvraj popped the question in the most romantic, surprising way to Hazel Keech in Bali and of course, she said yes.last_img read more

Kojo Nnamdi Celebrates 20 Years

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROHe has been the voice of our city, interviewing more politicians and public figures than we can count, all with the goal of understanding the big issues of the day so D.C. residents can be informed citizens and make smart decisions about their lives. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed May 13 as Kojo Nmandi Day in honor of his work and legacy.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed May 13 as the date to celebrate radio host Kojo Nnamdi’s work and legacy. (Photo Credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)“Kojo has been doing this for more than two decades and, in many ways, is the heartbeat of D.C. and embodies everything it means to be a Washingtonian,” Bowser said in a ceremony for the broadcaster. ‘Everybody in this building knows you go to Kojo when you have something to say.”“Kojo is tough but fair and definitely aided by that sweet carribean accent in asking the questions that drive at the truth and hold our public officials accountable,” Bowser added. “Kojo Nmamdi Day” is a precursor to a burst of events in celebration of Nnamdi’s 20 years hosting “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” every weekday at noon on WAMU.A native of Guyana, Nnamdi immigrated to the United States in 1968. He was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He hosted “Evening Exchange” a public affairs television program broadcast by WHUT-TV at Howard University from 1985 – 2011. Prior to that he worked as a news editor, and then news director for the local program “The Daily Drum from 1973 to 1985.Nnamdi told the AFRO that he still pushes to get real answers from each person he interviews.“The challenge for me is to try to get the individuals I’m interviewing, especially someone who’s a public figure who interviews quite frequently, to get that person to either A) say something they haven’t said before or B) take a deeper look at policies or statements,” Nnamdi said. “I try to get little nuggets that keep the listener interested.” Working as a radio host for years has its benefits and challenges according to Nnamdi.“Being on radio has advantages and disadvantages,” Nnamdi said. “A disadvantage is people can’t see you. But that has its advantages. Since people can’t see you they are forced to use their imagination and figure out what I look like, what our guests look like.”“It’s also intimate. The relationship to radio is so much more intimate.”Having interviewed countless people, Nnamdi said he doesn’t keep a dream list of possible interview subjects. But he does find himself discovering a passion for someone he didn’t think he would until they were in the booth with him.One example Nnamdi used was Harry Belafonte, actor, musician and activist.“I could never imagine myself interviewing Harry Belafonte, but followed his career for a long time,” Nnamdi said. “He’s fascinating.”As far as the next big scoop, Nnamdi is pretty clear where we need to turn the needle of focus. “The next big story of our time is the rise of White nationalists around the world,” Nnamdi said. “I think most of us have never lived through a period were we saw a marginalized population being pushed back against the way we are seeing it now.”He added that maybe our ancestors during reconstruction felt the push back that many are feeling and seeing now.Thankfully Nnamdi is here to guide us through the process every step of the way. “Kojo 20 Celebration,” is set for June 6. For more information please go to:  https://thekojonnamdishow.org/2019/04/26/get-tickets-kojo-20-celebration-june-6thlast_img read more

Variability of major oceanic currents driven by climate change

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Phys.org)—The Earth’s oceanic system isn’t just the big, blue puddle of water that globes suggest; its waters are stirred by a vast system called thermohaline circulation, a process driven by varying water densities, heat, and the interactions of freshwater and salt water. Thermohaline circulation moves energy and matter around the globe and drives the planet’s climate, but it also responds to changing climate conditions. For example, one such oceanic conveyor is the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC-IV), which drives warm water poleward from the equator, cooling toward the North, and sinking as it becomes more dense at high latitudes. This cold, dense water then empties into ocean basins before upwelling in in the Antarctic.Its interdecadal variability, measured by the oscillation of its period and amplitude, modulates climate changes worldwide. However, it’s unclear how global warming affects AMOC-IV, and an international collaborative of researchers has now investigated the effects of climate change on AMOC-IV amplitude and time scale.The researchers conducted an analysis of 19 experiments from five models of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 simulations; each experiment had one preindustrial control simulation and four future warming scenarios. Under all future global warming scenarios, AMOC transport is reduced by 5 percent to 48 percent, depending on the scenario. “In response to future global warming, AMOC-IV shows a robust change, with its major period shortened and its amplitude reduced,” the authors write.They note that the reduced amplitude of AMOC is consistent with other modeling studies. The mechanism of its changes under global warming remains unclear, however, due to the challenging complexities and interactions of global oceanic circulation. As one candidate for such a mechanism, they cite baroclinic Rossby waves. These are huge, slow waves in the troposphere generated by temperature differences of the oceans and continents. “With global warming, oceanic stratification is projected to be enhanced over the globe owing to a weaker warming with depth, and the stratification enhancement is more robust in a stronger warming scenario,” they write. “A stronger stratification should lead to faster baroclinic Rossby waves and, potentially, a shorter period of AMOC-IV.”Even continental regions situated far from the coasts are strongly influenced by ocean currents. Since most of the sun’s radiation is absorbed by the ocean, the movement of this energy in the Gulf Stream and other currents serves to modulate weather; through evaporation, heat from the ocean is exchanged with the air. A failure of the conveyance of heat away from warm regions and toward cooler regions stands to throw the climate further out of balance. Thus, research into climate change-related disruptions of oceanic conveyors is important as CO2 and methane contribute to atmospheric heat retention.The authors conclude, “Our study suggests that AMOC-IV may be significantly weakened in amplitude and shortened in period under future global warming, and that these responses could be caused by strengthened ocean stratification and, in turn, the speedup of baroclinic Rossby waves.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Could ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ happen? Explore furthercenter_img More information: Reduced interdecadal variability of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation under global warming. PNAS 2016 ; published ahead of print March 7, 2016, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1519827113AbstractInterdecadal variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC-IV) plays an important role in climate variation and has significant societal impacts. Past climate reconstruction indicates that AMOC-IV has likely undergone significant changes. Despite some previous studies, responses of AMOC-IV to global warming remain unclear, in particular regarding its amplitude and time scale. In this study, we analyze the responses of AMOC-IV under various scenarios of future global warming in multiple models and find that AMOC-IV becomes weaker and shorter with enhanced global warming. From the present climate condition to the strongest future warming scenario, on average, the major period of AMOC-IV is shortened from ∼50 y to ∼20 y, and the amplitude is reduced by ∼60%. These reductions in period and amplitude of AMOC-IV are suggested to be associated with increased oceanic stratification under global warming and, in turn, the speedup of oceanic baroclinic Rossby waves. © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Variability of major oceanic currents driven by climate change (2016, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-variability-major-oceanic-currents-driven.html Topographic map of the Nordic Seas and subpolar basins with schematic circulation of surface currents (solid curves) and deep currents (dashed curves) that form a portion of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Colors of curves indicate approximate temperatures. Credit: R. Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Science/USGCRP.last_img read more