tagged w/ Mistakes
Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman said he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, although a 911 operator told Zimmerman not to follow the teenager through a suburban Orlando, Fla., gated community.
Martin can be heard on another 911 recording screaming for help. (These calls can be heard on the BBC page linked below.)
The Justice Department has announced that it will investigate the February shooting. —PZS
The justice department said in a statement that it would “conduct a thorough and independent review of all of the evidence” before taking “appropriate action”.
The FBI and a federal prosecutor in Florida will also assist in the investigation.
It has emerged that Mr Zimmerman, acting as a neighbourhood watch volunteer, had called police several times in the months before the shooting to report incidents.Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman said he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in... more
For many students, the four(ish) years they spend at university are like practice hours for real-world relationships, offering plenty of chances to mess up and learn from painful mistakes.
Link : http://www.collegecrunch.org/feature/15-dating-dos-and-donts-from-movies/For many students, the four(ish) years they spend at university are like practice... more
Wondering that despite doing your best in the interview, why didn't you get the last job? Well, the reason could be small errors and oversights.Wondering that despite doing your best in the interview, why didn't you get the... more
With unemployment so high, the job market has reached new heights of competition. Add in that doing a background search on the name at the top of a resume takes an average of 0.15 seconds and can show a potential slew of reasons not to be hired.
http://www.onlinetraining.org/the-10-worst-web-mistakes-to-keep-you-from-landing-a-job/With unemployment so high, the job market has reached new heights of competition. Add... more
A patient lost a testicle during an operation because the surgeon cut it off by mistake, a General Medical Council (GMC) hearing has been told.
Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst, but removed the whole right testicle instead.
Dr Al Hourani was a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, at the time of the surgery in September 2007.
He is accused of misconduct and also of stealing medication.
It is alleged the doctor, who is now practising in Jordan and was not present at the hearing, also injected himself with a drug meant for a patient.
Sarah Prichard, counsel for the GMC, said the mistake was made as a nurse helping the surgeon turned her back to get a stitch.
When she turned around the testicle had been removed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8630592.stmA patient lost a testicle during an operation because the surgeon cut it off by... more
Standing in his locker room, after the game, Brooks Conrad listened and answered to all questions of the media reps patiently. Surely, he was feeling terrible.Standing in his locker room, after the game, Brooks Conrad listened and answered to... more
Compilation of some of the crazy things that happen in a war zone. My favorite is the way an MP directs traffic on a busy street.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l64Wk6KdROQCompilation of some of the crazy things that happen in a war zone. My favorite is the... more
Every morning she hears it as soon as she wakes up, tick-tock, tick-tock. It follows her wherever she goes. It is the sound of Sarah Palin’s 15 minutes almost being up. Another sign that the end is near for Palinmania came in Jacksonville, FL where her fundraiser for Heroic Media was moved from a 2,936 seat theatre to a 609 seat venue due to poor ticket sales.
As Sarah Jones reported on Sunday, Palin was set to be the big draw and the headliner for a fundraiser benefiting the conservative anti-abortion organization Heroic Media, and as will all organizations that get conned into paying Palin to show up and babble with promises of filled coffers in return, Heroic Media is finding out that Palin is not quite the draw that they thought she was, or to put it another way, she isn’t much of a draw at all.
According to the Florida Times-Union, organizers of the event were very upfront and honest about why they decided to move, “An Evening With Sarah Palin” from the 2,936 seat Moran Theatre, to the 609 seat Terry Theatre, Florida Director for Heroic Media Mark Nelson admitted that there weren’t enough tickets sold to hold the event in the bigger building, “We would rather have a packed theater than a theater that’s not so packed.”
Not so packed, is a very polite way of saying, “Palin isn’t selling any tickets and if we hold this thing in the big building, we are going to look like idiots because it will be less than a quarter full.” How many tickets have been sold to the Jacksonville fundraiser? Considering that the venue holds 609 people and there are still some $50 tickets for sale on Ticketmaster, a generous sales estimate is probably somewhere in the 400-500 range, which means that the event organizers were expecting about 3,000 people, and instead will be lucky to get 20% of that total. (The Palin popularity myth has claimed another victim).
Heroic Media has a generic sounding name, but the group was founded by Swift Boater Brian R. Follett, so the curse of the Palin Money Pit could not happen to a more deserving person or organization. Heroic Media was really hoping to rake in the bucks with Palin. They are also offering a special $500 package, where the sucker, I mean lucky audience member gets, “2 reserved seating tickets, 2 tickets to private reception with Gov. Palin, recognition in event program, memento photo with Gov. Palin.” In case anyone wanted to part with even more money, for $1,500 you could have, “10 reserved seating tickets, 2 tickets to private reception with Gov. Palin, special recognition in event program and on web site, memento photo with Gov. Palin special gift bag with copy of Gov. Palin’s book Going Rogue, pennant flag with your logo and name displayed and/or event signage.”
Like any good grifter, Sarah Palin has managed to gain the confidence of her marks by selling them on the notion that she is a marketable commodity. She isn’t. Mother Jones reported on the disaster that was the Sarah Palin Tea Party Convention Banquet. There was the fiasco in Atlanta where a religious benefit for special needs kids was booked for a 13,000 seat arena, but only sold 1,000 tickets, via The Immoral Minority and now the Jacksonville debacle.
Sarah Palin can’t sell tickets, and she can’t draw a paying crowd. Few people will want to pay for the privilege of seeing someone who will not go away. Palin is divisive and at best will only be able to draw from a niche audience. If an organization wants to hold a fundraiser, don’t waste your time and money on Sarah Palin, instead, book the most popular professional athlete in your community. They probably won’t cost $100,000 plus expenses, and some of them may even appear for free, if you still find yourself needing to have Sarah Palin appear at your event, in the words of Thomas Tusser, “A fool and his money are soon parted.”Every morning she hears it as soon as she wakes up, tick-tock, tick-tock. It follows... more
If you want to avoid the worst-paying college degrees, think twice before choosing a college major that involves children.
Included among the 20 worst-paying college degrees are elementary education, special education, social work and child and family studies. That's the conclusion of the latest annual study of college degrees by Payscale, Inc. that compiled starting and mid-career pay for dozens of college majors.
http://www.lazydesis.com/attachments/funny-images-videos/7445d1247300595-horrible-jobs-4.jpgIf you want to avoid the worst-paying college degrees, think twice before choosing a... more
Even with all the advances in medical technology, human error accounts for a surprising amount of medical mistakes. Here's a list of some startling studies.
link : http://masterofhealthadministration.com/2010/how-often-do-doctors-and-hospitals-make-mistakes-25-startling-studies-with-answers/Even with all the advances in medical technology, human error accounts for a... more
With the oil disaster and continuing mistakes and broken promises; will Obama's popularity ratings drop the lowest of any President?
I should make it clear that I am asking this question as someone who voted for Obama and has never voted Republican.
We Are Change KentuckyWith the oil disaster and continuing mistakes and broken promises; will Obama's... more
A blooper reel of mistake made by BBC newsreaders through the years (looks like it's mainly from the 90s) Some are hilarious, like the news reader laughing at pigeons being fried by art. Warning contains scary footage of a youthful Mandelson.A blooper reel of mistake made by BBC newsreaders through the years (looks like... more
Just what is it that makes us decide there will be no date two? Or, more importantly, date three, with a particular guy? Turns out Ellen Rakieten, a former producer for Oprah, and Anne Coyle, a copywriter -- along with help from dozens of unsuspecting men -- may have the answers. All 311 of them.
The authors of the new book, "Undateable," gave men citations for a lot of things that had us giggling in recognition (like "sunglasses indoors").
"Who wears these?" they quip, quoting Larry David. "Blind people and assholes."
There's several fun references on this short artcileJust what is it that makes us decide there will be no date two? Or, more importantly,... more
Top 10 movie flops of the decade
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Movie flops aren't just about losing money. Yes, big budgets that go bust are one consideration. But flops are also about lofty expectations dashed and high profiles brought low. They trigger embarrassing catcalls from the peanut gallery and a general whoever-thought-that-was-a-good-idea-in-the-first-place bewilderment.
Any judgments of flopitude are necessarily subjective, but here are 10 movies from the past decade that made those few moviegoers who saw them cringe. Disagree? Talk among yourselves.
http://static.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/land-of-the-lost-promo.jpgTop 10 movie flops of the decade Source: Reuters LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)... more
Mr and Mrs Lamar Odom have compounded last month's hasty decision making, with another odd choice.
The two, playing at husband and wife, have gotten each other's initials tattooed on their hands.Mr and Mrs Lamar Odom have compounded last month's hasty decision making, with... more
Claude Alvin Simmons and Christopher Shun Scott are exonerated due to help of UT & UTA students!
"The case was originally brought to the attention of the district attorney's office Conviction Integrity Unit by students at the Texas Center for Actual Innocence at the University of Texas at Austin and the students at the University of Texas at Arlington's Innocence Network."
I'm beyond joyful to hear this news. But really, how many more exonerated men and women is it going to take before the government realizes that there is MAJOR fault in the system? Innocent people are being sent to die for heinous crimes they didn't commit. Wake up and smell the coffee America, you're only causing more pain and suffering to your citizens.Claude Alvin Simmons and Christopher Shun Scott are exonerated due to help of UT... more
The head of a Texas anti-death penalty group has accused that state's governor of scuttling an investigation into a possible wrongful execution for political reasons.The head of a Texas anti-death penalty group has accused that state's governor of... more
Richard Flagg drowned in his own blood.
Stanley Stinnett choked on his own vomit.
Both were victims of the leading cause of accidental death in America — mistakes made in medical care.
Experts estimate that a staggering 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year. More Americans die each month of preventable medical injuries than died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
In addition, a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study concluded that 99,000 patients a year succumb to hospital-acquired infections. Almost all of those deaths, experts say, also are preventable.
These numbers are not absolutes. There is no definitive study — which is part of the problem — but all of the available research indicates that the death toll from preventable medical injuries approaches 200,000 per year in the United States.
Ten years ago, a highly publicized federal report called the death toll shocking and challenged the medical community to cut it in half — within five years.
Instead, federal analysts believe the rate of medical error is actually increasing.
A national investigation by Hearst Newspapers found that the medical community, the federal government and most states have overwhelmingly failed to take the effective steps outlined in the report a decade ago.
Hearst also found that in states like California that have put some regulations in place, hospitals often ignore the rules without penalty.
Consequently, over that period, as many as 2 million Americans have died needlessly of preventable medical mistakes.
Secrecy built into the system has long kept both the scope of the crisis and the specific problem areas out of public view. Some of those lives could have been saved with innovations as simple as color-coding medical tubes to avoid confusion.
A Hearst data analysis lifted a corner of that veil of secrecy to show that in five states served by Hearst newspapers — New York, California, Texas, Washington and Connecticut — only 20 percent of some 1,434 hospitals surveyed are participating in two national safety campaigns begun in recent years.
Also, a detailed safety analysis prepared for Hearst Newspapers examined discharge records from 1,832 medical facilities in four of those states. It found major deficiencies in patient data states collect from hospitals, yet still found that a minimum of 16 percent of hospitals had at least one death from common procedures gone awry — and some had more than a dozen.
Now, as the Obama administration wrangles with Congress over access to health care, frustrated patient-safety leaders say another priority must finally be addressed — making hospitals safer.
Back in November 1999, the report titled “To Err Is Human” was issued with the highest of hopes. Its authors believed it promised the start of a revolution in patient safety.
The report certainly sparked awareness of the scale of the problem. But some of its authors say the revolution was doomed by a lack of political leadership and the health care lobby's vested interest in maintaining business as usual, especially secrecy surrounding dangerous medical errors.
“We didn't have any government efforts. We didn't show leadership and take charge and do what needed to be done,” said Dr. Lucian Leape, one of the authors of “To Err is Human,” who is considered the father of the modern patient safety movement.
The report marked the first time that an authoritative voice — backed by the national Institute of Medicine — urged the industry and critics alike to stop blaming doctors and nurses. People make mistakes, the report said, so medicine must design systems that can reduce errors and prevent harm from reaching the patient when a mistake is made.
Click link to continue...Richard Flagg drowned in his own blood. Stanley Stinnett choked on his own vomit.... more