Hidalgo County Emergency Service Foundation in Texas Files Voluntary Petition for Chapter 11 Reorganization

first_imgEDINBURG, Texas – In an effort to accommodate extensive growth in service delivery and to continue providing the highest-quality ambulance services in South Texas, Hidalgo County Emergency Service Foundation, the largest ambulance company in South Texas, has voluntarily decided to reorganize the company and restructure its debt. Above, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration photo. Bankruptcy Counsel: Nathaniel Peter Holzer of Jordan Holzer & Ortiz, PCChief Restructuring Officer: Omar X Romero of Government Asset Services, LLCAccounting: Gregg McCumber, CPA, of Burton McCumber & Longoria, LLP, CPA andAdvisors The Company announced that it will seek court approval to retain the following professionals to represent and advise it during the bankruptcy case: As such, the company voluntarily filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division. Reorganization under this chapter allows a company protection while it restructures its debt and develops and implements a reorganization plan while continuing to remain in operation. This reorganization will allow the company to establish a sound capital structure for long-term growth and profitability. Company Assures the Public that All Services Remain inOperation “This voluntary filing was determined to be in the best interest of the company at this time, and we want to assure the public and our clients that Hidalgo County EMS and South Texas Air Med remain operational with the same and highest standard of care that our clients, and the public, deserve,” said Kenneth B. Ponce, owner. “All services, including 9-1-1 ambulances and air ambulances, will remain in full force,” he continued.last_img read more

Dying Man Fulfills Final Wish of Having a Beer With His Sons—And the Photo is Comforting Thousands

first_imgNorbert, who was from Appleton, Wisconsin, had been suffering from stage IV colon cancer when doctors knew that he would not survive the night. He then asked his wife to rally his immediate family members so they could share one last drink.LOOK: For 3 Hours, Firefighters Carry Park Ranger’s Gurney Through a Forest So He Could Be in Nature One Last TimeThey spent the evening laughing, chatting, and reminiscing about times past. Norbert then passed away the following day.Adam had been hesitant to share the photo because of its context, but he later told BBC that posting the picture to Twitter has helped his family to recover.“It’s actually helped us with our grief,” said Adam. “It’s comforting to see that my grandparents and their children were all together in his final moments.”RELATED: After 4 Years of Sending Messages to Her Late Father’s Phone Number, She Suddenly Gets a Reassuring Text Back“It seems to have tapped into a sense of community and clearly is a moment lots of people relate to. The comments have been so kind and we’ve seen pictures of people toasting bottles of beer in his honor. I thought people I knew might want to see it and respond but had no idea just how many people it seems to have helped.”If you want to read some of the comforting social media comments left on the photo, you can check out Adam’s original Twitter post.We’ll Cheers To That—Be Sure And Share The Heartwarming Story With Your Own Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore This photo captures the tender moment that 87-year-old Norbert Schemm was able to fulfill his dying wish of having one last beer with his son, wife, and three grandsons.The picture isn’t just meaningful to the Schemm family, either; since Norbert’s grandson Adam shared it to Twitter last week, it has been shared more than 300,000 times—and many people are using it as a way to talk about their own meaningful experiences with late family members. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore last_img read more

Four common mistakes parents make when praising their kids

first_imgThe Globe and Mail:Everybody wants what’s best for their kids. We know we should be helping to build their self-esteem and boost their resilience. Problem is, our efforts might be doing more harm than good.Multiple studies have shown that certain types of praise can actually harm children, whether it makes them shrink from challenges or suffer a loss of motivation to try new things. The latest research even shows that what seems like a natural tendency to heap praise on certain kids will backfire.…In a study to be published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers at Ohio State University found that this strategy can backfire. Children aged seven to 12 with low self-esteem who received inflated praise – “That drawing is perfect!” “You did super good!” – were more likely to avoid new challenges. Inflated praise sets high standards and kids with low self-esteem may steer clear of difficult tasks out of fear of falling short, the researchers said.Read the whole story: The Globe and Maillast_img read more

Sports Illustrated naming award for Muhammad Ali

first_imgMUHAMMAD ALILOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ A sportsmanship award given by Sports Illustrated will be named for Louisville native Muhammad Ali.Sports Illustrated says in a release announcing the name change that Ali has been on the magazine’s cover 38 times and was its Sportsman of the 20th Century.The award is given to people who “embody the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy.” Sports Illustrated says there is “no better example of this tradition of excellence and influence than Muhammad Ali.”The award has only gone to two people, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, and former NBA star and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson.It will be renamed the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.Ali will be recognized at a dedication ceremony at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville on Oct. 1.last_img read more

Modric speaks about a move to Ancelotti’s Bayern

first_imgLuka Modric has been linked as a possible signing for Bayern Munich when Carlo Ancelotti takes charge of the German giants this summer.  The Croatian midfielder enjoyed a healthy relationship with the Italian when they worked together at Real Madrid, but he’s refused to elaborate on talk they could be set to reunite in the Bundesliga.  CET However, Modric did reveal the two men have kept in charge since Ancelotti left Madrid, “although we have never spoken of a hypothetical signing for Bayern,” he added.  Sport EN 19/01/2016 “It’s just rumours,” Modric said when asked by Sportske Novosti about Bayern’s supposed interest.  Upd. at 22:45 Los Blancos would be unwilling to sell their midfield player, but Ancelotti would surely be keen to have Modric, whose contract in the Spanish capital runs until 2018, alongside him at the Allianz Arena.last_img read more

Wire to wire win at Western Canadians for Julien Locke — brother Peter fifth

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsJulien Locke led from wire to wire to claim the top prize at the Western Canadian Championships Sunday at the Nordic Ski Trails near Kelowna.The 17-year-old Nelsonite, a member of Rossland’s Black Jack Ski club, finished first overall following the three-stage race.“I had a good race,” said Locke, competing against twin brother Peter.“I started with the lead and was able to put more time on the others, posting the fastest individual time by 10 seconds,” Locke added. “Colin Ferrie from Kimberley (who started and finished second) and I were practically even the entire way — the closest he ever got was 35 seconds behind. “I came into the stadium with a 50 second lead over second.”The Western competition was a “tour” race. The first stage Friday was a skate sprint. Saturday was prologue race, a 3.5-kilometer classic individual start where the skier sprints for the duration of the race.Sunday was a 15-kilometer pursuit where racers are seeded according to times and bonus seconds from the first two days of racing. The whole idea of tour races has been around for a long time in other sports but it’s quite new to cross country skiing.Locke won the Friday sprint skate qualifier by two seconds and the heat final by a wide margin.Brother Peter struggled in the qualifier placing 24th and 15th in the heat and did not advance.“Peter had bad seeding because of his poor qualifier and got stuck in a tough quarter final where he finished third in his heat and did not move on,” Julien explained.Julien Locke increased his lead after the 3.5km Classic Prologue by overcoming tricky slippery and icy conditions.Julien started 15 seconds behind Peter but managed to catch up after one kilometer.The pair skied together until the finish, catching the leader with all three entering the stadium together.Julien cruised to the title with a 15 second margin over Peter Locke, who finished second, and a 25 second margin over the third place skier.Sunday, Julien kept up his dominance on the field to capture the overall title. Brother Peter was able to climb the leader board to finish fifth.Younger sister Robyn Locke, battling the flu all weekend, did not have a good race, as fatigue was too much to overcome.The skiers head back to the training trails in preparation for the Canadian Nordic Ski Championships March 12-19 in Canmore, [email protected]last_img read more

Bad News weekend for Nelson Leafs

first_imgSam Swanson, Nolan Percival and Peace sandwiched goals around a marker by Leafs Keenan Crossman to give the defending KIJHL Champs the one-goal advantage.Nelson sniper Ryan Cooper tied the game with six minutes remaining before Peace pieced the hearts of the Leafs with the late-game tally.Nelson outshot the Hawks 36-30 in the contest with Liam Coulter in the Beaver Valley nets registering a second win over the Leafs.Williams, who had registered shutouts in four previous games, took the loss in goal for Nelson.Despite the setback, Nelson remains tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Castlegar Rebels, each team with 57 points.Beaver Valley, which has won six straight games, closes the gap on the leaders and now trails top spot by eight points.Nelson will have a week to lick their wounds before taking to the road for a pair of Murdoch Division games.Friday, the Leafs travel to Spokane to meet the Braves before venturing west on Highway 3 to play the Border Bruins on Grand Forks.ICE CHIPS: Nelson bounced back after Friday’s loss to Beaver Valley by edging Grand Forks 4-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. Game Star Ryan Cooper scored twice while Ryan Piva and Logun Wullum added singles. Reese Tambellini scored the lone goal for Grand Forks, which trailed 1-0 after 40 minutes. Caiden Kreitz was in goal to pick up the win for Nelson. . . . After winning five consecutive games before the Prospects Games weekend in Kelowna, Nelson has dropped two of three. The good news, if there is any when a team drops two of three games during a three-game weekend, is the Nelson Leafs won’t see the Beaver Valley Nitehawks until the final game of the season.The bad news is the Hawks stole the Leafs thunder for the second time in three days, scoring the winning goal in the final minute of the game to edge Nelson 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Fruitvale.The game was rescheduled from December 29th when a power outage postponed the contest in the first period with Nelson leading 1-0.Morgan Peace provided the heroics for the home side, scoring an unassisted tally past Josh Williams in the Leaf nets.Friday, Beaver Valley ended Nelson’s five-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory in the Heritage City.Trailing 1-0 after one period on a goal by Leafs Sawyer Hunt, Beaver Valley outscored the Leafs 3-1 to grab a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.last_img read more

‘Cowboy Clerk’ Ties up Armed Robbery Suspect

first_imgTexans keep telling us “don’t mess with Texas” and yet there are still those who refuse to listen. One thief did not heed that warning and wound up on the wrong side of a store clerk who just so happens to be a cowboy hailing from west Texas.WFAA News reports that police responded to reports of an armed robbery at a Dallas 7-Eleven shortly after 11 PM on August 20. The criminal, apparently having no idea who they were dealing with, attempted to rob the store and stab the store clerk with a screwdriver. The robber was foiled, however, when the 7-Eleven employee overpowered them, grabbed a nearby rope and tied them up, subduing them until the police arrived. The store clerk identified himself as a West Texas cowboy. We’re sure he has plenty of experience lassoing, but… Wide Open Country Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Advertisers Shifting Attention from Apps to Mobile Web and HTML5

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement adrianne jeffries Tags:#advertising#Apple#mobile#NYT#web Greystripe is best known for converting ads from Flash to HTML 5 for display in native apps across its advertising network. The service was wildly popular because it allowed ads to engage consumers with animation, touch interactivity and click-through actions on Apple’s Flash-free devices, which were dominating the mobile market.The mobile market is fragmenting, however, sending more users to the Android, BlackBerry and possibly Windows 7 platforms. Advertisers are increasingly interested in mobile websites as opposed to native apps, Greystripe says.That’s why as of today, Greystripe is expanding its ad network and its Flash-to-HTML 5 conversions to include display ads meant for mobile websites.A mobile Web display ad built in Flash and converted to HTML 5 by Greystripe. Advertisers are drawn to the mobile Web because there are fewer native apps to advertise in on the growing non-Apple platforms. Publishers are turning to the mobile Web because they’re sick of remaking the same app for different devices. HTML5 is a solution for both (see our post, “HTML5 is Great for Mobile, Developers Say“).Rich media ads get a 56% higher click-through rate than static ads, according to Greystripe. HTML5 promises a consistent and rich user experience across platforms, and it’s often faster to present an ad with HTML5 even when it’s being accessed by a Flash-capable device, said Greystripe founder and CEO Michael Chang.Chang also said the bigger the ad, the more effective. Ads on the iPad get much higher engagement from users because they’re bigger, he said.Greystripe’s move to mobile Web also protects the company if Apple ever decides to crack down on in-app advertising. Earlier this summer, Apple moved to block players like Google’s AdMob from operating on its devices. Apple has since backed off, but there is no guarantee that it wouldn’t change the rules again to favor its own in-app advertising network, iAd. By contrast, Apple has no control over ads displayed on mobile websites.In-app ads aren’t going away, but the mobile Web and HTML5 present a compelling alternative.center_img Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Australia finish day one unbeaten

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe Australian Men’s Open side has capped off a perfect day for the Aussies, defeating New Zealand 9-4 in an emphatic team display.The win means Australia went through Day One of the Trans Tasman Series undefeated, with both the Women’s Open team and the Mixed Open side defeating their New Zealand counterparts earlier in the day.The Australian Men put in a full 40-minute performance to finish Friday’s fixtures, never once falling behind New Zealand. Australia opened the scoring in the 3rd minute through Jordan Marshall King who received a cheeky pass from Samuel Brisby after the speedy Aussie cut straight through New Zealand’s defence.New Zealand didn’t take long to reply, with Mitamumrua Graham finding Sean Law with a flat pass to make it 1-1 in the 4th minute.But Australia hit the lead in the 5th minute after a superb passage of play resulted in Peter Norman dummying to score.In what was a tight first eight minutes, New Zealand hit back again, scoring a try in the right corner after an outstanding catch from Tarkyn Loloselo saw him level the scores at 2-2.However, Australia quickly regained the lead when Matt Prowse crossed for a touchdown in the 9th minute.And the Aussies didn’t let the Kiwis respond this time, scoring back-to-back touchdowns courtesy of a huge overlap that saw Brisby cross the line and give Australia a 4-2 lead.That’s how it stayed until the final seconds of the first half, with Prowse crossing for his second touchdown of the match right on the half-time siren.That touchdown gave Australia a 5-2 lead at the break and meant New Zealand would have a lot to do in the second half if they were to salvage anything from this match-up.And the Kiwis responded by starting the second half in great fashion, scoring through Connah Pamatatau to cut the margin to two in the 24th minute.At 5-3 in the 35th minute New Zealand had to be the next team to score and they couldn’t do that, instead letting Marshall King score his second touchdown to extend Australia’s lead to 6-3.The Aussies now had all the momentum and when Dean Springfield scored in the right corner for Australia it became now or never for New Zealand with seven minutes to play and a four-touchdown margin.But it wasn’t to be for the Kiwis, with Scott Buckley scoring in the 37th minute to give Australia an 8-3 lead and all but ice the game.Buckley grabbed another in the last minute of play, putting an exclamation point on a comprehensive performance from Australia.New Zealand managed to score a consolation touchdown with the last play of the day, but the damage had been done by that point, with Australia winning by five touchdowns.The two sides will meet again on Saturday and the Kiwis will be desperate to keep the Series alive.Australia 9 (Marshall King 2, Prowse 2, Buckley 2, Norman, Brisby, Springfield touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 4 (Loloselo, Soutar-Finch, Law, Pamatatau touchdowns)Related LinksMen’s Wrap Day Onelast_img read more