Medics taking more active role in active shooter situations
Imagine being a paramedic or firefighter trying to save the life of someone who has been shot, or badly injured while you are under the threat of being shot yourself. It sounds like a scene from a battlefield overseas, but it has become a reality for many paramedics and firefighters working to bring medical aid to victims during active shooter situations.In most cases, law enforcement agencies find themselves in a position to hold EMTs back until a scene is declared safe or "cold" to help prevent further injuries or deaths. In recent mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Fla.
They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Eli Meixler. Time April 5, 2018. Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned.
They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Eli Meixler. Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned. © Donald Miralle—Getty Images Sumo wrestlers in
Female medics attempting to save the life of a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered to get off the stage, which is considered a sacred space from which women are banned.
Medical attendants rushed onto the platform in Kyoto on Wednesday when Maizuru Mayor Ryozo Tatami, 67, tumbled to the floor while making a speech, the Mainichi reports. Amid the, an announcement ordered the women attendants to leave the ring.
Tatami was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and underwent surgery but is incondition, according to The Japan Times.
India building collapse kills at least 7 people
At least seven people are dead after a building collapsed in Indore, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according to a local medical official. Three others have been injured, two of whom are in critical condition, according to Dr. Amarnath Yadav, the chief medical officer at Maharaja Yeshwant Rao Hospital. Officials on the ground said it's unclear if others may be trapped inside. A preliminary investigation revealed that a heavy vehicle rammed into a hotel's ground floor, which may have caused the collapse, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Harinarayana Chari Mishra.
Female Medics Rushed to Help a Man Who Collapsed in a Sumo Ring . They Were Promptly Told to Leave . Amid the mayhem, an announcement ordered the women attendants to leave the ring . Tatami was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage and underwent surgery but is in stable condition
I wonder what the response was from the wrestler’s family? I would think they wouldn’t care if females stepped in the sacred circle . but I get it tho - I don’t agree with it, but it’s hard to change/undo hundreds/thousands of years of culture & tradition .
The Japan Sumo Association subsequently issued an apology. “The response was inappropriate considering that someone’s life was in danger. I am deeply sorry,” JSA chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku said in a statement.
Women are traditionally barred from entering or touching the sumo ring, known as the dohy?. Japan’s first female governor, Fusae Ota, repeatedlywith the JSA over whether she would be permitted to crown the champion of an annual tournament, a traditional responsibility of the governor of Osaka. Her requests were denied.
In recent years, women’s sumo competitions have gained popularity, but the sport’s governing bodyto the amateur level, according to ABC.
Fatou the gorilla celebrates 61st birthday at Berlin zoo .
Fatou the gorilla, believed to be one of the world's oldest, is celebrating her 61st birthday at Berlin's zoo — nearly six decades after she found her way to Germany from a French bar.Zookeepers on Friday presented Fatou a rice cake decorated with the number 61 in fruit.The zoo says she shares the title of world's oldest female gorilla with Trudy, a gorilla at the zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas.Still, it's not entirely clear how old she is. Fatou arrived in Berlin in 1959, finding her way there after a sailor used the young gorilla as payment at a bar in the French port city of Marseille.