Rescue Groups

Autonomous robots prepared for a search and rescue mission in a cave

PITTSBURGH – After practicing in an old limestone mine and abandoned hospital outside Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University are heading to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to navigate autonomously on an uncertain underground route. The challenge: Collect as many items as possible in an hour while navigating a cave in Louisville, Ky. The ...

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Madison County Commission approves spending on US bailout

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (WAFF) – First responders, county employees and some local organizations will receive a boost from federal COVID-19 assistance in Madison County. County Commissioners Pass $ 36 Million Budget Full-time county employees will receive a bonus of $ 5,000. Part-time employees will receive $ 1,000. HEMSI, the US Space and Rocket Center and the new mental health facility in ...

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Search and rescue training exercises to test skills and interoperability

Search and rescue personnel will practice skills and interoperability this week with two planned training exercises. This weekend, Tasmanian Police search and rescue teams will be joined by participants from Ambulance Tasmania and several rescue and volunteer groups including the State Emergency Service (SES) , Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST), Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, Northern Caverneers and the Mole Creek Caving ...

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Alabama Humanities Alliance grants $ 800,000 to 83 cultural organizations

The Alabama Humanities Alliance (AHA) has awarded $ 800,000 to 83 humanities-based nonprofits across the state. One-time grants support many of Alabama’s most valuable cultural sites and community resources as they continue to recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the full list of grant recipients here. Grant recipients include museums, libraries and archives, historic ...

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Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador is marred by problems

El Salvador faced a difficult transition on Tuesday in adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. The government’s application to facilitate transactions – its “digital wallet” – has temporarily gone offline, protesters have taken to the streets of the capital to denounce the move, and the price of Bitcoin has fallen sharply, demonstrating market volatility cryptocurrencies. The country is the first to ...

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Why the White House loves Texas tenant bailouts

“Texas is an example of how programs improve when administrators are ready to learn and adapt to shortcomings in design and implementation,” said Diane Yentel, president and chief executive officer. leadership of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. “To their credit, the program administrators recognized that the initial program design was not working and used the lessons of their mistakes ...

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition partners with JoAnna Garcia Swisher and 15 minor league baseball teams to spotlight pet adoption in shelters across the country

NEW YORK, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a Global Leader in Premium Pet Nutrition, Today Announced Partnerships with Actress and Entrepreneur JoAnna Garcia Swisher, and 15 minor league baseball teams to launch #HillsForLife. This initiative celebrates Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s support for NBCUniversal Local’s annual national Clear The Shelters ™ pet adoption and donation campaign through ...

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Ector County Commissioners Discuss American Rescue Plan Act Money

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – As the coronavirus continues to spread, Ector County commissioners are deciding how the federal money will be distributed. On Tuesday morning, commissioners heard eight different groups asking for a portion of the US bailout funds – and it wasn’t just hospitals. Groups like the Odessa Volunteer Fire Department and the Ector County ISD as well as ...

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NBC4 and TELEMUNDO 52 Clear The Shelters ‘Adopt & Donate’ Campaign Returns August 23 – September 19 – NBC Los Angeles

NBC4 / KNBC and Telemundo 52 / KVEA launch their highly anticipated Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption and donation campaign. This is the seventh year in a row that the two stations have harnessed the power of television and their multiple digital platforms to raise awareness about pet adoptions at local animal shelters and rescue organizations in Southern California. . ...

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