Children Get Toys from Santa in Event Honoring Slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo

first_imgYadira Arroyo (Photo/FDNY) John Annese New York Daily News Arroyo, a 14-year veteran, was killed by a career criminal who stole her ambulance and struck her with it on March 16, 2017 in Soundview. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. “We were supposed to do this between 2 and 5:30. By 1 o’clock the lines were around the corner, so we started right away,” said former EMS union head Israel Miranda, who helped organize the annual event and lined up an anonymous angel donor. “I think the reason the weather was so good was because she was looking down on it, I really do,” Miranda said. ___ Visit New York Daily News at www.nydailynews.com (MCT) Pandemic or not, Santa Claus delivered thousands of toys to children in the Bronx — all in the name of slain FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. (c)2020 New York Daily News Arroyo’s family members dressed like Santa and Mrs. Claus and handed out toys to more than 2,000 children who lined up with their families outside the playground named after the heroic first responder Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

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NIKE Donates Shoes to Every Teen in New Orleans

first_img New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister, was on hand to inspire local teens to get active over summer break. “People are caring about you,” said McAllister, wearing a black T-shirt designed with the word ‘Rebuild.’ “You just have to do your part by hitting the books and staying out of trouble.” The Nike program is set to distribute athletic shoes to kids in 21 cities nationwide over the summer, through a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. More than 60,000 shoes, worth about $6 million, will be donated to kids encouraging them to get outside and play. Other cities include: Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore and Prince George’s County, Md.; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Boston, Mass.; Milwaukee County, Wis.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; and Portland, Ore. “The NikeSummerShoes program is an expression of our collective belief in the power of sport to change the lives of young people,” said Kathy Spangler, director or National Partnerships for NRPA. “With this incredible donation from Nike, we will supply every teen in New Orleans with inspiration and opportunity. It is amazing what one pair of shoes can do for a child. Now, think of the benefits of that, multiplied by all of the cities involved in this program over the summer.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Nike Summer Shoes program kicked off in New Orleans, La., yesterday with a free pair of shoes for every middle and high school student in the city, a donation of more than 13,000 pairs of trainers and high tops. At a gymnasium ceremony, piles of shoe boxes coaxed excitement from teens, many of whom had lost everything in the hurricane two years ago… last_img read more

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Art for the Knowing Nose

first_imgThe New York Times:Peter De Cupere’s “Tree Virus” sculpture wasn’t much to look at: a dead, black tree rooted in a craggy white ball suspended over a dirt pit, all of it covered by a plastic igloo. Built on a college campus in the Netherlands in 2008, the whole thing might have been leftover scenery from a Tim Burton film if it weren’t for the outrageous smell.Inside the igloo, a heady mix of peppermint and black pepper saturated the air. It flooded the nose and stung the eyes. Most visitors cried; many ran away. Others seemed to enjoy it, laughing through the tears.…Smell has an unfair advantage over the other senses when it comes to eliciting a response, researchers say. “There is a unique and directly intimate connection between where smell is processed in the brain and where memory is stored,” said Rachel Herz, a psychologist at Brown University and the author of “The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell.” The olfactory bulb — the bundle of neurons that transmits information from the nose to the brain — is part of the limbic system, which supports emotion, long-term memory and adrenaline flow. “This is where that special characteristic that really distinguishes olfaction comes from.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Barrus handles wind shipment

first_imgThe components were manufactured by LM Wind Power in Bangalore, India. In total, 252 wind turbine blades were required the project, which is being developed by NovaWind.The units were moved from the port of Novorossiysk to a storage site in Nevinnomyssk – a distance of 500 km. barrusprojectlogistics.comlast_img

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