first_imgThe new unscripted series “Emergency Call” debuts tonight onABC. Related ABC’s “Emergency Call” stars Luke Wilson. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth) Hosted by actor Luke Wilson, “Emergency Call” is a daring, new hour-long show documenting the first few crucial minutes of emergencies told through the lens of America’s heroic 911 call takers. Advancing Public Safety with NG911, EMD Protocols and Increased CollaborationNational Database of 2019 Key Enacted 911 Legislation Now AvailableNew National 911 Progress Report Reveals Latest State 911 Datacenter_img “Since I was a kid, I have always been interested in peoplewho help. People who save people,” said Wilson. “When you’re younger, you mightbe drawn toward superheroes or fictional characters, but as you get older youcome to realize that people who help, real-life heroes, are just regular peoplewho do extraordinary things. 911 call takers don’t just save people; they calmand console people until they are safe. They are the first link in the chain offirst responders. For that, I feel very lucky to be a part of this project.” “An estimated 240 million calls are made every year to 911call centers across the country,” said Karey Burke, president of ABCEntertainment. “While we often hear about some of these stories on the news, werarely hear about the heroes that are the first point of contact and, at times,essential to saving a life. “˜Emergency Call’ shines a light on these mysteriousand brave voices who are driven by their desire to help; and Luke Wilson is theconsummate host, navigating us through these extraordinary situations whichwill have you on the edge of your seat.” The series premiers tonight at 10 p.m. EDT.last_img read more

first_imgUHL has been nominated by ESL as commercial agent in Germany and several other European countries; while ESL will represent UHL exclusively in Poland, Russia and the Baltic states.Both companies have expressed the desire to strengthen their existing business in West Africa, as well as develop new markets in East Africa.Besides bulk, breakbulk and steel cargo shipments, the partnership will focus on the transportation of oil and gas components, as well as project and heavy lift cargoes weighing up to 800 tonnes each.ESL operates seven multipurpose vessels in its trade, with maximum lifting capacities of 120 tonnes, as well as chartered tonnage.  www.unitedheavylift.delast_img read more

first_imgEUROPE: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have agreed to seek European Union funding to rehabilitate and reopen the 177·9 km Una line between Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi) and Knin. This once provided the shortest rail route between Zagreb and the Adriatic port of Split, but it has been out of use since being badly damaged during the wars of 1991-96.The line crosses the border multiple times, with 119·4 km of the route in Bosnia-Herzegovina and 58·5 km in Croatia. It is managed by Željeznice Republike Srpske, Railways of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia’s HŽ Infra. The agreement was signed in Zagreb on May 11 by Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Minister of Communications & Transport Ismir Jusko and Croatia’s Minister of Sea, Transport & Infrastructure Oleg Butković.last_img read more

first_imgRAFAEL Nadal reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time since 2011 with a five-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro on Centre Court.The two-time champion won 7-5 6-7 (7-9) 4-6 6-4 6-4 hours after Roger Federer lost to Kevin Anderson.Nadal was forced to come back from a set down before breaking in a thrilling fifth set to win in almost five hours.The Spanish second seed will play 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.Nadal is bidding to win his third Wimbledon title and his second Grand Slam of the year, having secured the French Open in June.And the 17-time Grand Slam champion is a strong favourite to win the tournament following Federer’s shock exit.Del Potro has only reached the Wimbledon semi-finals on one occasion – in 2013, when he lost to Djokovic in a record-breaking five-set thriller.The fifth seed, who also lost to Nadal in the semi-finals of the French Open, bounced back from a set down to claim a closely-contested tie-break in the second.Del Potro was on top for much of the third set before finally forcing a late break of serve to take the lead at two sets to one.But Nadal broke midway through the fourth to put the pressure back on the former US Open champion and force a fifth set.It was evenly balanced and full of drama until near the end – Nadal even jumped into the crowd at one point during a rally, and saved five break points in the final set.But the Spaniard broke midway through the final set and held his nerve from there to set up his sixth Wimbledon semi-final – and a third meeting with Djokovic at SW19.(BBC Sport).last_img read more

first_imgRūdolfs Stankevičs / Artūrs Rinkevičs Photo: CEVLatvian beach volleyball duo Rūdolfs Stankevičs / Artūrs Rinkevičs and Varvara Brailko / Anete Namiķe entered the quarterfinals of the European U-20 Championship in the Czech city of Brno on Saturday.It has already been reported that on Friday the Latvian women’s duo Brailko / Namiķe finished the H group games with victory in all three matches and gained the right to resume games from the second round of the playoffs.On Saturday, the Latvian duo Svenja Millere / Anna Lēna Grīne (11th) played 2-0 (21:16, 21:16) in the second round of the “play-off” with the eighth number.In the quarterfinals, the winners must meet the housewife pair Lucie Šulcova / Julie Honzovičova (30th).Meanwhile, in the men’s competition, Stankevičs and Rinkevičs, who were placed in Brno with the ninth number, were forced to start the “play-off” with the first round after ranking second in their group.First the Latvians defeated the Turkish pair Necmi Guluks / Batuhans Kuru (13th) with 2-0 (21: 8, 21:10), but then with 2-0 (21:15, 26:24) they also defeated the first number. homeowners Adam Stocek and Jindrich Zavaģil.In the main tournament, 32 duets are divided into eight subgroups of four each. The group winners will start the elimination tournament from the second round, and the second and third place winners will start from the first round.The winners will be announced on September 13.last_img read more