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Keyword: lifeguard

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  • HuffPost lays off dozens of staffers (Verizon culls the AOL/Yahoo HuffPo herds)

    06/14/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/17 | John Bowden - The Hill
    News outlet HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post — laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon. ... The layoffs also included several reporters in HuffPost's Washington, D.C., bureau. HuffPost senior politics editor Sam Stein described the layoffs on Twitter as "a very difficult day." HuffPost is "also a business, with all that entails," Stein wrote.
  • Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job

    07/30/2015 4:37:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    mrssutton12/youtube ^ | Jul 25, 2015 | mrssutton12
    Marquette Park Beach lifeguard sleeping on the job On July 25th, 2015 my family was on the beach when we noticed a lifeguard sleeping. I decided to film her to hold her accountable. Gary, Indiana. VIDEO ONLY ON LINK
  • Rescued woman tracks down lifeguard who saved her in 1964

    04/11/2013 11:31:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 5 replies
    NBCNews ^ | April 11, 2013 | Gus Rosendale
    A woman who was rescued by a lifeguard when she nearly drowned in a pool as a 5-year-old has found her hero, almost 50 years after her brush with death. Eady Rothstein, from Ramsey, N.J., was sitting on the edge of a pool at a club near Lido Beach on New York’s Long Island in 1964 when she suddenly slipped in. "I can picture being underwater, screaming," recalled Rothstein. A young lifeguard jumped in and gave the little girl mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for several minutes. He persisted until she regained consciousness, saving her life. "I've always said I wanted to thank...
  • Lifeguard gets bill [for $2,583] after ocean rescue

    08/02/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies ^ | July 31, 2012 | Kohr Harlan
    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Seventeen-year-old John Clark, a senior at Hudson's Bay, says he didn't think twice about running into the ocean to save a drowning 12-year-old. But what he hasn't stopped thinking about, is the bill he received as a result of his effort. What started at Rockaway Beach The guardian angel is busy this week teaching Boy Scouts to tie knots. It's a far cry from the sand at Rockaway Beach nearly a month ago -- when John Clark heard screams for help from a 12-year-old swept out to sea. The call for help came just five days after...
  • Symptoms of a sick culture

    07/06/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." I've always liked that quote, but I think it misleads. That two plus two equals four is not a conservative truth or a liberal truth. It's simply the truth. (Moynihan himself recognized this when he even more famously said that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.) Regardless, it's true that...
  • Fired Florida Lifeguard's Coworkers Out After Admitting They'd Save Man Outside Zone

    07/04/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 76 replies
    Six Florida lifeguards have lost their jobs for backing a coworker's decision to save a man struggling in the surf but outside their jurisdiction. Tomas Lopez , 21, was fired Monday for vacating his lifeguarding zone to save a man drowning in unprotected waters 1,500 feet south of his post on Hallandale Beach, Fla. "I knew I broke the rules," said Lopez, who ran past the buoy marking the boundary of his patrol zone to help the man. "I told the manager, I'm fired aren't I?" Lopez said he jumped into the water and "I double underhooked him…I was worried...
  • Lifeguard, 61, sues state for firing him after he refused to wear Speedo

    08/18/2011 12:19:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/18/11 | Thomas Zambito
    Roy Lester is out to prove that no man above the age of 50 has any business wearing a skimpy, form-hugging Speedo. In 2007, Lester was forced out of the Jones Beach lifeguard job he had held for four decades when he was told he had to squeeze into a Speedo for the annual swim test. The 61-year-old Long Island man, who preferred his slightly more modest pair of biking shorts, refused and lost his job.
  • Lifeguarding in OC (California) is totally lucrative; some make over $200k

    05/11/2011 5:20:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | May 10, 2011 | Brian Calle
    High pay and benefits for lifeguards in Newport Beach is the latest example of frustrating levels of compensation for public employees. More than half the city’s full-time lifeguards are paid a salary of over $100,000 and all but one of them collect more than $100,000 in total compensation including benefits. When thinking about career options with high salaries, lifeguarding is probably not one of the first jobs to come to mind. But it apparently should. In one of Orange County’s most desirable beach destinations, Newport Beach, lifeguards are compensated all too well; especially compared with the county annual median household...
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning ( Must Read )

    07/09/2010 8:16:57 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 113 replies · 1+ views
    The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!”...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • 'Banned' lifeguard dog reinstated

    03/28/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 3,068+ views ^ | 28 March 2009
    A lifeguard dog banned from patrolling a Cornish beach because of health and safety rules is to be reinstated after hundreds of people signed a petition. Bilbo, a Newfoundland, patrolled Sennen with his lifeguard master and got round a dog ban on the beach by sitting in an all terrain bike (ATB) during patrols. However, the RNLI said passengers were not allowed on ATBs and banned him.
  • Muslim life guards kick cultural cliché [barf]

    01/11/2007 11:24:35 AM PST · by Alouette · 30 replies · 1,178+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Jan. 9, 2007 | Nick Squires
    Australia's first Muslim life savers are due to qualify this week as part of a drive to represent more accurately the country's multi-cultural mix. The bronzed, blond life saver has been the embodiment of beach culture for a century and ranks alongside the bushranger and jackaroo as a quintessential Australian icon. [...] The campaign to recruit Australians of Middle Eastern heritage has been funded by a A$600,000 (£242,000) grant from the federal government. It is an attempt torebuild community relations after the Cronulla riots of December 2005, when gangs of white and Middle Eastern youths clashed, smashing car windows and...
  • Democrat leaders knew drunken Kennedy drove off bridge, left girl to die, and paid off family

    10/01/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 114 replies · 3,956+ views ^ | 101-06 | ytedk, comments by dfu
    NOTE: Mark Foley should have resigned earlier and should be prosecuted to the full extend of the law. ========================================================== GREAT BACKGROUND IS HERE - Farrar thrust himself through the open window and into the car. Looking up, he found the body of a young woman. Her head was cocked back, her face pressed into the footwell. Both hands gripped the front edge of the back seat to hold herself in conformity with its upholstered contours. It was not the position assumed by a person knocked unconscious by the impact of a crash, Farrar said. "If she had been dead or...
  • Fewer and fewer colleges requiring swimming test to graduate

    05/07/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 115 replies · 2,583+ views
    associated press ^ | May 7, 2006 | JUSTIN POPE
    On a recent Friday morning, a line of bathing-suit clad students stood beside a campus swimming pool, waiting to jump in. They had come to persuade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill they were worthy of a college degree — which they were not, in UNC's eyes, until they could swim 50 yards and tread water for five minutes.For many, it was an annoying inconvenience, for others a moment of pride in conquering their fear of water. But the scene also was a small slice of collegiate history. This was the last swim test day at one of...
  • DFU SONG: More (more people died in Kennedy's car than by Cheney's gun)

    02/14/2006 7:23:07 AM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 529+ views
    DFU SONGS and commentary on the news | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - MORE (scroll down to second section) More human beings died in Teddy's car Than lost their lives by Cheney's gun, so far More times Ted cheated on a Spanish test So, you reporters just give it a rest More left wing bias has shown is what they always do If their side's not winning, we will see their daily spinning More campaign finance fraud by Hillary Than throughout all GOP history More rapes by their last is very evident He's what "scumbag" always meant More skin has been stretched on Pelosi's face She's on a...
  • No Nursing With 'Distracting' Breasts At YMCA Pool

    01/27/2006 11:33:35 PM PST · by Westlander · 87 replies · 2,305+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 27, 2006 | AP
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The lifeguards find bare breasts distracting. That's one of the reasons officials at the Ann Arbor, Mich., YMCA said they've banned breast-feeding at the pool. But nursing moms counter that's no excuse. The breast-feeding mothers plan a nurse-in at the Y Saturday to protest the ban. However, Krista Dragun, one of the protest organizers, said they'll be nursing their babies in the lobby, not the pool area. She said they want the Y to adopt a more mother-baby friendly policy for the pool. Y officials note there's no eating or drinking allowed at the pool for...