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_imgKansas Supreme Court file photo. Credit Kansas Courts.In school funding case oral arguments, justices appear skeptical about constitutionality of K-12 plan. Oral arguments in the Supreme Court case examining whether the K-12 funding bill signed into law by Gov. Jeff Colyer last month meets the state constitution’s threshold for adequacy and equity saw justices pressing the state over why it hadn’t followed the recommendations of the study it commissioned by Lori Taylor of Texas A&M. That study found Kansas may need to inject as much at $2 billion more per year to meet education goals. On Tuesday, justices pressed state Solicitor General Toby Crouse over why the legislature hadn’t followed that study. “You all are always battling your own expert,” Justice Eric Rosen said. “It puts it in a posture that doesn’t make good litigation sense. It seems like you base your constitutional compliance to the floor based on what you’re willing to spend and not on what your own expert says its going to cost.” [Kansas Supreme Court expresses doubt about five-year, $525M education package — Topeka Capital-Journal]Water main replacement will cause traffic rerouting around Mission and Shawnee Mission Parkway. WaterOne will begin a project to replace a water main north of the intersection of Mission Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway next week, causing detours in the surrounding neighborhoods.last_img read more

first_imgCharlestown Secondary School will have to wait another day to play Tucville Secondary in the final of the South Georgetown Zone of the 2017/2018 Guyana Cricket Board/ Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/ National Sports Commission/ National Secondary School Cricket League.  The final, which was to be played yesterday, will now take place tomorrow and will trigger a series of Georgetown Zone finals this week. The contest was originally set for Monday at the Guyana National Industrial Company Ground (GNIC), Woolford Avenue but due to rain over the weekend, the match was postponed to tomorrow at the same ground.Meanwhile according to officials of the competition, Mae’s Secondary will face North Georgetown Secondary for the East Georgetown title on April 30 while Chase Academy will play Christ Church Secondary in the final for North Georgetown Zone the following day at GNIC if the weather permits.Charlestown earned themselves a spot in the final with an eight wicket win over North Ruimveldt Multilateral last week at GNIC. North Rumiveldt won the toss and took first strike posting 64 after being bundled out in 12.4 overs of their 25-over quota. Ravi Hanuman bagged a maiden five wicket haul with impressive figures of 5-7 in three overs that included a hat trick. Charlestown then mowed down the target of 69 in 9.2 overs with Raymond Bandhu unbeaten on 46. Also in the Upper Demerara Zone at Bayroc Ground, Wisburg Secondary defeated New Silvercity Secondary by 99 runs. Wisburg scorched 207 in 17 overs with Delroy Peters hammering 45 as Holland Cambridge dented the assault with a spell of 2-18 in his two overs. In reply, New Silvercity collapsed for 108 in 18.3 overs as Eyan Parnamee bagged 3-18 with Elmont Edward and Ronaldo Fortune chipping in with two wickets a piece.In Berbice, at the Jain Hind Ground, Port Mourant Secondary flattened Black Bush Secondary in a 145 run massacre. Port Mourant were sent in to bat and raced to 202-6 with Raj Persaud top scoring with 63 that included seven fours and two sixes while Jai Tikia supported with 48. Black Bush, in the chase only managed 57 with Chovesh Atmaran (30) the only batsman to reach double figures with Pawan Ramkehlawan copping 3-8 with Mathew Pottiah and Angelino Ramdial taking two wickets each.  Also in the Ancient County, JC Chandisingh Secondary defeated Corentyne Comprehensive High School by 47 runs at Albion Sports Complex. Winning the toss and batting first JC Chandisingh made 144 with Lucas Arthur top scoring with 35 while Guyana National Under-15 player, Jonathon Rampersaud supported with 20. Corentyne Comprehensive crawled to 98 for 7 off their allotted 30 overs. Horace Gordial top scored with 26.last_img read more