Mom hopes daughter’s close call getting off school bus will remind drivers to stop

first_imgCourtesy Josephine Kirk-Taylor(HOUSTON) — With children returning to classes and stopped school buses once again tasked with taking students safely to and from school, one Houston woman is sharing a video of her daughter nearly being struck by a car whose driver ignored a red school bus stop sign.Josephine Kirk-Taylor was standing on the sidewalk as she waited for her daughter to arrive home from her second day of kindergarten on Wednesday, according to ABC Houston affiliate KTRK-TV. She was taking cellphone video with her two younger children standing next to her when the school bus pulled over across the street.As the bus stopped, Kirk-Taylor could be heard excitedly telling the other children that their sister Melina Kirk-Taylor, 5, had arrived.“There’s Melina!” she said. “There goes Melina!”In the video, the yellow school bus stops, the red stop sign pops out — signaling to drivers behind the bus and in front of the bus to stop — and Kirk-Taylor’s daughter can be seen getting off the bus and heading across the street. It was unclear from the video whether emergency lights were flashing as well.At that moment, Kirk-Taylor could be heard yelling and screaming as a blue car flashed past her in the street.“No! Wait! Wait! Wait!” she tells her daughter who’s standing on the other side of the street. “Stop!”The driver of the blue car does not appear in the video to hit the brakes as the car continues down the street and the video ends. Kirk-Taylor told KTRK-TV that she hoped sharing the video would remind drivers to always stop when they see a school bus dropping off children.“It takes 10 seconds to stop so a child can cross the street,” she said.A 2017-2019 survey by the National School Bus Loading and Unloading Survey reported that six children were killed getting on or off the bus over the course of a school year.In October, three children from the same family, including identical twin brothers, were killed and a fourth child was seriously injured when they were struck by a pickup truck as they prepared to board a school bus in Rochester, Indiana.A preliminary investigation showed the yellow school bus had its emergency lights flashing and its stop sign out when the children were struck by the southbound truck, Indiana authorities said. The trial for the driver of the truck was expected to start in October, according to The South Bend Tribune. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Post-doctoral Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

first_imgRef.: 503872Work type: Full-timeDepartment: Department of Physics (25600)Categories: Academic-related StaffHong KongApplications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellowin Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the Department ofPhysics (Ref.: 503872), to commence as soon as possible for twoyears, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactoryperformance.Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Experimental CondensedMatter Physics or a related area, with experience in fabricationsof nano-electronic devices based on 2D materials, andlow-temperature & low-noise electrical measurements. Theappointee will pursue research in quantum nano-electronic devicesbased on graphene and 2D materials in the group of Dr. DongKeun Ki.Details of the research activities and the current publication listcan be found at https://www.physics.hku.hk/~dkkilab.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income.The University only accepts online application for the above post.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., acover letter and a list of publications. Shortlisted applicants foran interview will also be asked to arrange two recommendationletters to be sent directly by the referees to Dr. DongKeun Ki [email protected] . Review ofapplications will commence as soon as possible and continue untilMay 31, 2021 , or until the post is filled, whichever isearlier.Advertised: Apr 26, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: May 31, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

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Forestry Readies for Busy Summer Early

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Division of Forestry is already training the smoke jumpers, preparing for their potentially dangerous fire season. Pellegrini: “We’ve trained our people a little earlier this year. We have hand crews, some state, some federal, some private, and we’re trying to get them on around two weeks to a month earlier than normal. We have our air support folks coming on very soon so we’ll see the helicopter in Soldotna by the end of April.” Paul Pellegrini said the first training jumps started yesterday.center_img He said the light snow this year didn’t pack grasses down which means sparks could catch earlier and easier than usual and since the fire moved so quickly through the Funny River area last year there’s still plenty of unburned material through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.last_img read more

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Bristol Bears to face Harlequins and Sale in Premiership Rugby 7s

first_img And the Early-Early Bird window for tickets to this festival of rugby is open now! Get yours from just £10/£4 to secure your spot at both days of the tournament for the price of one. But be quick – this price is only available until Sunday, May 6th.Club Season Ticket Holders can also enjoy special discounted day tickets, with Family Tickets (two adults + two juniors) also on sale.Other options include a private box for 12 people for just £300, so gather your friends and get down to the Gardens this summer! If you’re looking for larger numbers call our Sales team on 01604 599118.Tickets are available now for the Premiership Rugby 7s on July 27 and 28, don’t delay as Early Bird prices end on June 30. CLICK HERE to book your place. Chosen as the venue for the first ‘Olympic-style’ version of the tournament last season, the home Northampton Saints will become the backdrop of the tournament for the next two years, starting with this summer’s competition on July 27 and 28.Pat Lam’s side will take on Steve Diamond’s Sharks and newly-appointed Paul Gustard’s Quins, as Bristol Bears take on their Gallagher Premiership counterparts for the first time since their top-flight return.And with all 12 Premiership Rugby sides facing off over the Friday evening and Saturday, there’s plenty to see on the pitch as the next generation of rugby stars compete for the title.But rugby isn’t the only attraction over the weekend with the Gardens becoming a hub of activity, opening its gates from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, and 12.30pm to 5pm on the Saturday. A family feeling takes over on Saturday, with a bouncy castle and face painting to be found in the Supporter Village, while a Crabbie’s touch tournament provides the fun on the back pitches. Fancy dress is not only welcomed but encouraged – with prizes up for grabs for the most outrageous outfits.On the Friday night you can enjoy a party atmosphere with live music, Bandaoke and special Pie and a Pint* ticket bundles all alongside the start of an exciting two days of rugby.last_img read more

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