‘She Is One of the Most Dedicated People I Know’: Staten Island Paramedic’s Work…

first_imgPhoto: Northwell Health I know that in the past you have recognized women who have been presidents of societies, leaders with titles, too. I applaud you for wanting to recognize some of the women health-care workers who have sacrificed and gone above and beyond in their daily life. I think Nicole is one of those women. And, yes, I am her mother. This nomination was submitted by Joyce Lieb, mother of Nicole (TNS) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nicole Memoli is a paramedic currently working at SIUH/Northwell Health. She has been a paramedic for over 25 years. She has worked at UMDNJ in Newark, N.J., and as an EMS Park Ranger at the National Park Service, before working full time for Staten Island University Hospital. She is one of the most dedicated people I know. Dedicated to her career, to the people she saves, and of course to her family. ©2020 Staten Island Advance, N.Y. Editor’s note: The Staten Island Advance/SILive.com is proud to dedicate its annual Women of Achievement program, established in 1964 and celebrated every year since, to local heroes; we are calling it Staten Island Women of Achievement 2020 – The Front Line. When we put out a call for nominations, we received many heartfelt words about these brave women, who have made such a difference in our community throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are publishing parts of some of these nominations, as they are the true voices of the impact of these true heroes. Congratulations to this 2020 Woman of Achievement: Nicole Memoli. ——— Staten Island Advance, N.Y. One of her challenges is that she has a severely autistic 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, who attends Eden II. Naturally, her first priority is always the health and safety of her family. She is involved at Eden and is a member of their board of trustees. She stands up for all special needs children and adults, to create and support programs that not only affect her daughter — but everyone. And even though her family will always be her top priority, if you speak to her fellow paramedics, EMTs and staff of the Emergency Room at the hospital, they will tell you of her dedication to the health and care of all the patients she treats on the ambulance. This pandemic has hit everyone very hard. Her first concern was the safety of her patients and the people she works with. After all, they all would go home to their family at the end of their shift. To this day, she is traumatized by the horrors she has seen at the beginning of this. Visit Staten Island Advance, N.Y. at www.silive.com Truth is, I do not know how she does it. She has always been able to balance things in life. As women, we all do. But she does more than anyone else I know. She has had and continues to have many challenges in her life. With each step of the way, she analyzes and forges on. Kelli DeSantis Her devotion and intuition were seen early on when she was an EMS Park Ranger at the Statue of Liberty. At a time when you were able to climb the stairs to the top of the lantern, there was no plan on how to rescue a person who fell ill along the way. This was of great concern to Nicole. In her mind, any number of emergencies could occur. Many times, she would be assisting a visitor who was sprawled along those winding stairs. So, she devised a plan to figure out how to get a visitor to safety. Along with fellow workers and her supervisors, her plan was instituted. She will always be determined to care for the people she helps. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.last_img read more

Joyce appointed chairman at Drivers Jonas

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Texas Tropical Trail tours Port Isabel

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] racks of brightly colored fishing shirts and shelves of fishing tackle, over 20 people crowded into the few open spaces at Quik Stop Bait Stand and Seafood Market located along Highway 100 in Port Isabel. Moments before, the group witnessed a local shrimper dropping off a load of shrimp at the shop’s boat slip out back.The group of folks visiting the popular bait shop traded friendly banter and large smiles as owners Calvin Byrd and his wife Sandra beamed while sharing local fishing lore and distributing party plates piled high with boiled shrimp and ceviche.The gathering at Quik Stop was just one of several on the group’s itinerary for the day. The morning began with a trip to the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and up next was a stop by the Port Isabel – San Benito Navigation District (PISBND) — seemingly strange stops for tourists, but this was no ordinary group of tourists.The group was part of the Texas Tropical Trail, explained Port Isabel Marketing Director Valerie Bates. “Texas Tropical Trail is part of the Texas Heritage Trails program, which is a program under the Texas Historical Commission,” she said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGREAT OUTDOORS: The Lure of FishingBy JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade If you were to listen in on conversations between fishermen the number one question asked on the dock or in the tackle shops would be, “What did you catch them on?” In this case, the answer is a lure. There are basically four…January 31, 2013In “South Padre Parade”‘Shrimp Tales’ book launches in Port Isabel with large attendance                            By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, January 23, Rudy H. Garcia and Pat McGrath Avery launched their new book Shrimp Tales: Port Isabel and Brownsville Shrimping History. The book launch was…January 30, 2020In “News”Hooked For Life reels in big crowdBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS By nature, anglers are usually a fairly secretive bunch, carefully guarding their favorite fishing spots, techniques, and bait preferences. But not 3rd grader Marc Anthony of Mission, who was one of the many children who turned out for the 4th Annual Hooked for…April 15, 2016In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Kenai Fire Marshall Shares Personal Story as Reminder to Check Alarms

first_imgCarver says he immediately vented his house and tracked the leak to his boiler. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Fire Marshall Tommy Carver says on Tuesday morning he and his teenage children were sleeping as usual when their carbon monoxide alarm woke them at 1:00 am. The Carver’s alarm was reading carbon monoxide levels at somewhere around 200 parts per million. Carver: “Really this whole thing was my fault because I didn’t service my boiler properly like I should. You’re supposed to get them looked at once a year and it had slipped my mind, I didn’t do that. It had gotten a little bit gunked up in the burn chamber and started to have incomplete combustion which was kicking the exhaust right back into the garage which then led into the house.” Prolonged levels of the odorless gas at 70 ppm and above can cause headaches and other symptoms. Sustained concentrations above 150 to 200 ppm can cause disorientation, unconsciousness, and even death.center_img Carver: “So naturally I thought it was a false alarm which will sometimes happen with smoke alarms and such, you’ll get nuisance alarms. When I went out into the hallway and looked at it it was showing high levels.” He says that the carbon monoxide detector waking his family up six hours before their morning alarms would have gone off is the reason that they are alive. Carver says if community members did not change their batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at Daylight Saving Time, they should do that now whether the batteries are low or not.last_img read more

Jayhawks volleyball team continues long domination of Jackson College

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Between the Hashes- Week 13 Edition

first_imgWelcome back to another edition of Between the Hashes for Week 13. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and that you spent time with family.It’s hard to believe we are in the first week of December already, and for some fantasy owners, this week is do or die in terms of either sliding into the playoffs or sliding out. Then there are the folks who have playoff seeds locked up and just waiting to feast on lesser teams crawling into the playoffs.No matter what position your team is in, you may have some players who are sitting on your bench that you are trying to decide playing, or players that could move to flex positions or starting spots to give you the edge in your matchup. Wide ReceiversWR Victor Cruz- Giants: For anyone who’s been fortunate enough to pick up Cruz off the waiver wire (this guy) then you’ll know he’s probably helped your team big time the last month or so. Cruz had another huge game last week against the New Orleans Saints, as he caught nine passes for 157 and 2 TD’s.He has a bit of a hip issue coming out of the Monday night game, but he should be good to go as the Green Bay Packers give up the 7th-most FPG to WR’s over their last five games. Giants could also be without other WR’s Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham, so keep that in mind.Prediction: 105 yards/TDWR Roddy White- Falcons: The Falcons have gotten Roddy more involved in the passing game the last few weeks, moving him all over the field. That translated into a 10-catch, 120 yard receiving day against the Vikings. He also caught his 4th TD of the season as well. He should have success against the Houston Texans secondary.Prediction: 88 yards/TD Running BacksRB DeAngelo Williams- Panthers: DeAngelo had himself a game, albeit against the Indianapolis Colts last week. He only ran for 69 yards but had two rushing TD’s, which put him at the top of my list this week. He faces a Tampa Bay defense that is giving up 32 FPG to RB’s over the last five weeks. RB Jonathan Stewart will get some looks, but give Williams a go, especially if you need him in your flex.Prediction: 75 yards/TDRB BenJarvus Green-Ellis- Patriots: Lawfirm scored twice last week against a soft Eagles defense, and he gets even luckier because this week he’ll face the Indianapolis Colts who give up the 4th-most FPG to RB’s the last five weeks. He’s usually not a must-start guy, but this may be the week.Prediction: 95 yards/2 TD Players I like in Week 13QuarterbacksQB Matthew Stafford- Lions: If Stafford is healthy, and he’s getting there, then we could see the Lions and Saints put up a ton of points in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night. The Saints are giving up 300 YPG to QB’s over their last four games and Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 406 yards against the Saints on Monday night.Prediction: 305 yards/2 TDQB Ryan Fitzpatrick- Bills: Fitzpatrick will look to get some of the “magic” back this week against the Titans and build on last week’s nice performance against the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick threw for 264 yards with three TD’s and zero picks. The matchup against the Titans looks pretty good, and he’ll have to throw more with RB Fred Jackson on IR.Prediction: 225 yards/2 TD/INT Before we do that, let’s first look back at some of the performances of players I noted in Week 12.QB Matt Ryan- Falcons: Just another ho-hum type of afternoon for Ryan, throwing 3 TD’s and 262 passing yards in the win over Minnesota.RB LeGarrette Blount- Buccaneers: Blount ran hard, rushing for over 100 yards (103) and also chipping in with 56 yards receiving in the loss to the Titans.WR Brandon Lloyd- Rams: Lloyd scored his 4th TD for the Rams since being traded to St. Louis at the end of October. He caught five for 74 yards in the loss to the Cardinals.TE Rob Gronkowski- Patriots: The Gronk had himself a nice game in the win against Philadelphia, hauling in four catches for 59 yards and a TD. Tight EndsTE Antonio Gates- Chargers: While the Chargers continue to slide, Gates actually looks healthier as the weeks go by. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the next opponent for San Diego, and last season, Gates scored 2 TD’s against this squad. Had 49 yards last week against Denver and has scored in two straight games.Prediction: 65 yards/TDTE Jermichael Finley- Packers: The Packers should look at game film from the New Orleans Saints to see how much success Saints TE Jimmy Graham had last Monday night against the Giants. The Giants are brutal against the TE position, giving up the most points to them over the last five weeks and he should be pretty damn active in this one. Then again, all of the Packers offense is active every week.Prediction: 60 yards/TDGood luck to all you fantasy owners in Week 13!Follow me on Twitter: MattCLund Please follow and like us:last_img read more

DraftKings Picks Week 4: NFL DFS lineup advice for cash games

first_imgFLEX Devonta Freeman, Falcons vs. Titans ($5,000). Devonta Freeman saw 19 touches even with the Falcons playing from behind throughout their Week 3 loss at Indy. It seems he’s now fully reclaimed his role in the Falcons offense, yet only saw a price bump of $100. UPDATE: D/ST Falcons vs. Titans ($2,900). Picking up a few hundred in cap here due to the Keenum-Dimes swap. Marcus Mariota grades out as PFF’s 31st-ranked passer and has taken more sacks than any quarterback in the league. Will fade for under $3K with a favored home defense.INITIAL: D/ST Ravens vs. Browns ($3,200). Baker Mayfield has thrown the second-most picks and taken the fourth-most sacks this season, so we’re going mid-tier price on a Ravens defense playing at home. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Week 4: DraftKings cash lineup picksUPDATE: QB Daniel Jones, Giants vs. Washington ($5,300). Jones actually gets a better matchup in his second start as the Giants now play host to a team allowing the third-most DK points to quarterbacks. Injury surrounding Case Keenum and Terry McLaurin forced a change from Keenum in cash games.INITIAL: QB Case Keenum, Washington @ Giants ($4,900). This lineup build will save $2,600 on the QB ceiling so we can spend up at RB1 and avoid getting thin at other spots. Keenum averages more than 20 DK points and now faces a defense allowing the third-most points to the position.RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers @ Texans ($8,800): A man for any game script, McCaffrey can get 20-plus carries in positive game flow or approach 10 catches in negative. Based on this past Sunday, Kyle Allen raises the tide for this offense compared to a banged-up Cam Newton.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPRB Marlon Mack, Colts vs. Raiders ($6,100). I’m typically wary of Mack getting game-flowed out in cash games due to lack of receiving work. However, Mack does lead the league in carries, and the Raiders have been outscored 62-14 over the past seven quarters. I’ll bet on Mack being fed again. WR Sammy Watkins, Chiefs @ Lions ($6,700): Sammy’s price drops $100 after facing a Ravens pass defense that finished top-five last year and was expected to only improve in 2019. He’s still fourth in the league in targets and catches a Lions defense that may miss shadow corner Darius Slay.WR Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. Chiefs ($5,900). The underdog Lions found positive game script and loaded Kerryon Johnson with 20 carries last week, but face KC as even bigger dogs. Golladay goes $700 cheaper than Week 3 and feels like a buy-low here against a Chiefs team that makes you chase.WR Christian Kirk, Cardinals vs. Seahawks ($5,100). Don’t look now, but Kirk is tied with Watkins at fourth in targets, and we find both for under $6K on average. Gotta love the passing volume in Kliff Kingsbury’s adaptation on the air raid, as no player’s chucked it more than Kyle Murray this year.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endTE Greg Olsen, Panthers @ Texans ($4,200). Olsen’s underpriced given his target floor and how much better the Panthers are compared to the first two weeks. Newton’s adjusted yards per attempt sat just 0.2 above Eli at 5.9 while Allen’s average is at 13.1. Olsen has at least seven targets in each game so far, a clear emphasis for OC Norv Turner. Think you just have to shell out for CMC this week. We got on Dalvin Cook and Nelson Agholor last Sunday, but Mark Andrews and Emmanuel Sanders burned us pretty good. Fortunately, we’re not even a quarter into the season and can more than salvage the early going in our DraftKings DFS cash game picks for Week 4.This week’s lineup will allocate a much smaller portion of the $50K cap than when we ran Lamar Jackson last week. Now let’s get after that 150-point mark on DraftKings.last_img read more

Some may need help

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Security patrol for health service

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Nitehawks halt Leafs five-game winning streak

first_imgIt was the first goal Williams had allowed in four games.McBean, with is second of the night, completed the scoring in the third period for the Hawks, now winners of four straight.The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Leafs and drops Nelson into a first-place tie with Castlegar Rebels.The Rebels defeated Grand Forks Border Bruins in the Boundary City Friday night.Nelson, leading Beaver Valley by 10 points in Murdoch standings, out shot the Hawks 31-25.The Leafs, dropping to 26-7-1-0-2, now host Grand Forks Friday before traveling to Beaver Valley to continue a game Sunday that was postponed December 29th due to a power failure at the Fruitvale Arena. Not so fast Nelson Leafs.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks registered a statement win Friday against Murdoch rival Nelson Leafs as all teams began the stretch run to the end of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The defending KIJHL Champs scored twice in the second period to dump the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.Kevan McBean, netting the winner on the power play, and Aiden Browell, scored in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and send the Hawks en route to the victory.Sawyer Hunt had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first period.However, the Leafs were unable to get out of the frame with the lead as Karsten Jang beat Josh Williams in the Leaf nets with just over two minutes remaining in the period.last_img read more