Women only Hatzalah unit to open in Jerusalem

Female paramedic illustration 
By: Eva Fett

Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish women, who feel uncomfortable being treated by male emergency workers, will soon be able to call the all female Hatzalah unit in Jerusalem.

A group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Jerusalem completed a first aid course in order to meet the needs of women giving birth, who feel uncomfortable being treated by male paramedics for reasons of modesty.

The group of women, who recently completed the course, decided to launch a course for a group of fifty ultra-Orthodox Jewish women, to study, free of charge, how to attend to women giving birth on the way to the hospital.

In recent years, as a result of the growing number of voluntary rescue organizations, male paramedics are being called to attend to women giving birth. The situation has created confusion in ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector, which has strict rules of modesty, since most volunteers know the women they are helping.

The women, who trained as paramedics in the new course, will have to be on call once every two weeks, and will have the task of escorting women in an ambulance to the hospital.

Racheli Bamberger, one of the founders of the movement, said that the unit is seeking older women, since they are able to be on call for longer shifts than younger women.

The organizers are trying to secure funding for courses, and they are trying to reach an agreement with the Magen David Adom to replaced male paramedics with the new female unit in some situations.

Organs of Christian tourist who died in Israel save 3 Israeli lives

The woman's burial in Jerusalem 
By: Moses Gold

Three Israelis are alive and well thanks to a Christian tourist who donated her organs, according to hospital officials in Israel.

Hospital officials said that this is the first time that a Christian tourist has donated organs to Israelis. Thanks to her donation, the lives of three people were saved. The woman’s children agreed to donate their mother’s organs in exchange for their mother being buried in Jerusalem.

It all began about two months ago, during an Easter pilgrimage to Christian holy sites in Israel, when a 61-year-old Russian tourist suffered a heart attack. She was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem. The woman suffered from brain damage, and was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit.

The doctors tried to save her life, but a few days later, the woman was dead.
The coordinator of organ transplants at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Kyrill Grosovsky, located the woman’s two adult children in Russia, and after several conversations they agreed to donate the organs. Since their mother was a devout Christian, the children requested that their mother receive a religious burial in Israel.

The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem does not usually bury Christians who are not Israeli residents on their property on Mount Zion, but agreed to give the woman a dignified funeral and Christian burial in Israel, in exchange for donating her organs.

The woman's liver was transplanted into the body of a 55-year-old man at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. A 63-year-old man, who suffered from renal failure received a new kidney at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, and the woman’s other kidney was transplanted into a 62-year-old at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

Some people spend $150,000 for their car wash

Paul Wilkins 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) Some people love their car so much that they are willing to spend a lot of money to keep it in perfect condition.

While many people are content by using a hose to wash their cars, others would rather go to a car wash to keep their car looking good.

For some car owners, who have money to burn and the car to show off, they hire a specialty car cleaning company, “The Ultimate Shine” based in Kirkcaldy, Scotland to do the job. The company is offering the ultimate experience for cleaning the car at the astronomical $150,000.

Paul Wilkins, 34, who owns and runs “The Ultimate Shine” said his service is not designed for the average driver, who keeps the car parked on the road, but rather for expensive and collectible cars which are kept in temperature-controlled showrooms and the owner wants it to look perfect.

Although he would not reveal the identities of his high-profile clients, Wilkins said he cleans about three cars at a price $150,000 a year. Wilkins travels to where the car is parked so there is no need for the owner to bring the car to him.

“I’m a perfectionist, it's a true joy for me to turn an amazing car into absolute perfection,” Wilkins said.
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Two sisters travelling in same car arrested for driving drunk

Steffany Miranda and Vanessa Miranda 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Two women, who were riding in the same car, were arrested for driving drunk after police saw their car swerving on the road.

The two women are sisters Steffany Miranda, 18, and Vanessa Miranda, 24, of Miami, Florida.

They were both charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in the Florida Keys on Saturday night. Deputy Juan Martin-Reyes, followed the car, which was driven by one of the sisters, when he saw their Volkswagen swerving, increasing and decreasing speed and braking suddenly.

When Martin-Reyes turned on his the lights and siren to pull the vehicle over, the women suddenly stopped. The officer observed the driver and passenger quickly changing places, according to the police reports.

The officer called for backup, and when officer Spencer Curry arrived, the deputies asked the sisters to perform sobriety exercises. Both had trouble doing so, and were visibly impaired and smelled of alcohol, according to deputies.

Both women were charged with DUI because at some point during their trip both of them were behind the wheel while they were drunk.
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Couple asks Starbucks customers to choose their baby’s name

By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) Never mess with pregnant women because they are very hormonal.

One smart father to be knew it is best not to pick a fight over the name of their soon-to-be-born son.

Rather than causing a rift between them over the baby’s name, the couple came up with a creative but weird solution. When the soon-to-be parents, Mark Dixon, 24, and Jennifer James, 25, of West Haven, Connecticut could not decide on the name of their son, they asked Starbucks customers for help.

The couple couldn't decide between the names of Jackson and Logan. The couple is familiar with the current voting system at the Starbucks shop, where customers are encouraged to vote for the Employee of the Month. James and Dixon decided to use the same voting system so people can vote on their baby’s name.

The store managers agreed to their request, and they put out a cup where people can cast their votes. Interestingly enough, 1,800 people participated and voted on the name. Some people even suggested names other than Jackson and Logan, while some reportedly suggested that the couple name their child Obama or Lincoln.

Someone pointed out that Jackson sounded too similar to Dixon the baby's last name. The couple counted the votes and the winner was Logan.

The couple's final decision on the name was Logan Jackson Dixon. The couple plans to save the ballots as a memento for their son.
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100-year-old great-grandmother graduates from primary school

Manuela Hernandez shows off her diploma  
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) It was a proud moment for an elderly woman, as her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren watched her graduate.

Manuela Hernandez is 100-years-old. Her family was proud of her that she took the plunge, and that she was finally able to fulfil her dream of going to school to get a basic education.

The Mexican grandmother accomplished what she set out to do, when she graduated from primary school at the age of 100. Manuela Hernandez, who was born in the Oaxaca, Mexico, in June of 1913, left primary school to help her poor family with household chores.

Hernandez explained that her family was very poor and her mother did not have the money to send her to school, although she did attend school in her younger years. When her mother needed someone to look after the young child while she was working, she quit school.

As soon as she reached primary school, she was able to do some household chores, so her mother pulled her out of school. Last year, at age 99, with the encouragement of her grandchildren, she resumed her studies. Now, she was given her diploma at a ceremony held in the southern Mexican state.

Hernandez is looking forward to continuing her studies as she will be going to secondary school. More than half of the residents of the state of Oaxaca, who are over the age of 15, have not completed their primary school education.
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Kim Kardashian’s friend busted for selling photo of her baby

Baby photo sent to Kim Kardashian’s friend 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

After many scandals where private and personal photos were released to the media, Kim Kardashian may finally know who did it.

Just like her mother, Kardashian is a smart and savvy woman.

In an effort to find out which one of her so-called close friends would betray her in order to make money off of her, the new mom allegedly conducted an experiment. Kardashian sent different baby photos to each of her friends. She sent different photos to all of her friends in order to find out whose photo will end up in the tabloids.

Seems like her plan worked. TMZ has released one photo which they have received from a close friend of Kardashian. Although TMZ would not release the source of the photo, Kardashian knows exactly who sold TMZ also revealed that another friend also tried to sell them a different photo of the newborn baby.

TMZ said: "Our sources have seen the picture and say it's the real deal." Kim and Kanye are no strangers to media controversy, when they started dating they were pulled off a plane by TSA agents.

Celebrities are used to getting royal treatment, but this time it did not work out for celebrity lovebirds Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian, as they were pulled off a plane for a TSA security check. West, and Kardashian, caused a plane full of passengers to wait almost an hour for takeoff at JFK airport, after an airline employee apparently allowed the two to bypass the security checkpoint, according to reports.

The stars, were running late for their American Airlines flight and they were led around a security checkpoint so they can quickly board the plane from New York to Los Angeles. The stars arrived at JFK, on a flight from Rio de Janeiro. They were cleared by customs and went through the luggage area, when the airline employee escorted them through a restricted area, according to reports.

Airport officials soon learned of the special treatment of West. with Kardashian, and ordered them to be taken off from the plane. Then, the stars went through a pat down by TSA agents. The incident delayed the flight for almost an hour. Rules require all airline passengers to pass through the TSA security check at the airport and stars have to play by the same rules as any other passenger.

Man sues television station because they use too many English words

Japanese television illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

One man did not like the fact that his local television station was using English words so he decided to do something to stop it, according to a new lawsuit filed in court.

According to the lawsuit, the man sued a Japanese television station for using too many foreign words

Hoji Takahashi, 71, is suing Japan's national broadcaster for emotional distress and is demanding nearly one and a half million yen in damages.

The pensioner, who is a member of “The Treat Japanese as Important Association”, believes that broadcasters in Japan are too dependent on the use of English words, instead of traditional Japanese.

His lawyer, Mutsuo Miyata, said: "The basis of his concern is that Japan is very Americanized. There is a sense of crisis that this country is becoming just a province of the United States."

Since World War Two, Japan has ​​regularly borrowed words from other languages. For example, most Japanese speakers use "problem", "risk", "unity" and "parking" in everyday conversations.
Japan also uses words from other countries, such as Germany, France and Spain.

Prisoner released early after his jail cell ceiling had hole

A man in prison illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A prisoner got a lucky break after a judge released him early because his jail cell ceiling had a hole, according to court proceedings in France.

A Paris judge ruled that the prisoner should be released after she discovered that his cell had a hole in the roof, which allowed the wind and rain inside.

Stephane Sebag, a lawyer of the detainee, whose name was not released, said the judge ordered his client released after visiting the cell herself.

Sebag said the judge agreed with him that the cell in the jail facility Bois-d'Arcy was too small to be shared by the two men, their beds, a table and a single chair.

"Seeing a big men like him, who is 6 feet and 4 inches tall, unable to even get up and perform the tasks of everyday life, is unacceptable," Sebag said.

"Between the two beds there is a space of 50 square centimeters, or 7.75 square inches, where two people cannot be in it at the same time. Two people cannot dine with a single table and chair, and only one small electric cooker,” he added.

Sebag said a hole in the ceiling above the bed of his client let the rain into the cell.
"My client got his face and feet wet while sleeping," he said.
Sebag praised the judge's decision as "courageous" and "extremely rare".

Prosecutors have appealed the judge’s ruling.
Authorities did not say for what the man had been imprisoned or for how long the man should have been jailed.

Woman hospitalized after her breast implants exploded while playing game

Woman plays game on her phone illustration 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A woman was rushed to a hospital after her breast implants exploded while playing a game on her cell phone for an extended period of time, according to hospital officials in China.

Beijing hospital officials said that the woman's breast implants ruptured after she spent 4 hours lying face down playing a game on her cell phone, and that put too much pressure on her breast implants.

After her breast implants ruptured, the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Doctors said that the poor quality of the material used in her implants, combined with excessive pressure caused them to rupture.

A study by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery said that China ranks third in the world in plastic surgery procedures. More than one million Chinese went under the knife in 2011. In 2011, the U.S. led the world in plastic surgery procedures, with more than three million residents going under the knife.

The rise in popularity of plastic surgery in China is causing new types of problems in that country. As we reported earlier, There are a lot of divorces and lawsuits filed each day, but rarely do we hear such a reason.

A husband divorced and then sued his wife for having an ugly baby. Northern China resident, Jian Feng, allegedly married his wife and was absolutely in love with her. Soon, the wife became pregnant. That's when the problems started.

After childbirth, Feng realized that the baby was ugly. So ugly, in fact, the Feng could not believe that the girl he was seeing came from the beautiful woman he married. He reportedly accused his wife of adultery, because the baby looked nothing like either parent. He insisted that his wife tell him who the real father of the ugly baby was.

She insisted that the baby looked like her. Or at least it used to look like her when she was young.
Feng's wife admitted to having more than $100,000 in intensive plastic surgery before she met and married him.

The surgeries completely altered the way in which she appeared. Obviously, her ugly genes were passed on to the baby, but not the genes that Feng hoped for or wanted.

According to a local newspaper, Feng divorced his wife, and then sued her for lying about her beauty and previous surgeries. Feng won the lawsuit, taking home a $120,000 settlement.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

New Jersey mother arrested after locking her little children inside storage unit

The storage unit where the children were living 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with child endangerment related charges after she locked up her children inside a storage unit in New Jersey, according to police reports in New Jersey.

Police said that the mother of two, whose children were found living inside a five-foot by ten-foot storage unit, has been indicted on charges of child abuse.

27-year-old Sheena Johnson was charged Wednesday in a New Jersey criminal court.
Johnson is accused of leaving her five-year-old and ten-year-old children unattended in one locked storage facility in Ewing without air condition or running water.

The police discovered the children after Johnson was accused of cutting the tires of her former boyfriend and was arrested in Trenton.

Police said they checked the storage unit located at Extra Space Storage facility on the 1400 block of Prospect Street after Johnson evaded questions about who was taking care of her children.

Johnson remains free on $50,000 bail. Her bail was raised by community members. Johnson has said she lived in the unit for a month because they had nowhere else to live. Police said that the storage unit was extremely filthy.

The children were taken to a local hospital and then turned over to Child Services.

Blind girl, 10, saves friend from raccoon attack

Piper Rolfe 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A blind girl showed her friend that although she is not able to see she could save her life, according to hospital officials in Vermont.

Doctors said that a blind girl, who is just ten-years-old, helped fight a crazy raccoon that attacked her friend in the woods of Vermont.

Irie Campbell, eleven, was playing with her brother Felix, who is five-years-old, and friend Piper Rolfe in Kirby this week when a raccoon came hissing out of nowhere and jumped on her face.

Campbell said that the raccoon bit her hand before Rolfe, who is legally blind, took action.
"Rolfe said, 'What is that?' And I said, ‘it was a raccoon’. She got a stick and started pushing and hitting it. This helped a lot," Campbell said.

The raccoon eventually ran away, but Campbell suffered six bites, including one on her thigh. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment for possible exposure to rabies, but the doctors said she is expected to recover after a series of shots.
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Pennsylvania police shoot man holding black underwear

Pennsylvania police cars illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A Pennsylvania police officer shot an unarmed man because he was holding black underwear that looked like a gun, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Now, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said that the officer was justified in shooting the man, who he thought was armed in a dark alley, though it turned out he only had a pair of black underwear in his hand.

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio did not name the Altoona police officer or the man who was injured in the police shooting.

Consiglio said the officer was on patrol at 4:30 am last month, when confronted by the man, who was naked from the waist down except for the shoes.

The prosecutor said that the man raised his hands while holding a dark object the officer thought was a weapon. Neither the police officer or the man will be charged with a crime, the prosecutor said.

The man's attorney said he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the police officer after his client spent three days in the hospital after the shooting.

This is not the first time that a naked man has been shot. As we reported earlier, with Florida’s stand your ground law it isn't too smart to commit crimes in that state.
A naked intruder was shot after allegedly choking a family dog in Miami, and trying to bite its owner.

The homeowner heard the dog barking around 5:00 am Wednesday and went to investigate. Police said that the homeowner saw the naked man attempting to strangle the animal so he rushed to help his dog. That's when police said the naked man bit the homeowner.

The homeowner told police he feared for his life and shot the intruder while other family members called 911.
The intruder was hit once, but continued to do battle as officers arrived. He was finally arrested and taken to a hospital, where he refused to give his name.
Police said the intruder faces multiple charges, including animal cruelty.

Man arrested after putting his dog into dishwasher where it died

Marcus Curry 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty charges after killing his dog by putting it into his dishwasher, according to police reports in Tennessee.

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, said that a puppy died when a man put it in the dishwasher and ran the machine.
Police charged 27-year-old Marcus Curry with aggravated animal abuse. He is being held on $40,000 bond.

Police were called on Wednesday by an apartment maintenance man, who found a mixed breed puppy dead in a dumpster.
A police affidavit said that Curry told officers he did not put the dog in the dishwasher, but said he put it in a bag and threw it into a dumpster.

A witness, however, told investigators that Curry said he put the dog in the dishwasher and "left it there for a long wash." Another witness saw the animal in the dishwasher and said that Curry took it out while the dog did not move.

The man told police that he put the dog in the dishwasher in order to teach it a lesson for going to the bathroom on the floor.
Neighbors also said that they used to give the thirsty dog some water after Curry failed to feed his dog.

New Jersey man who was deported to Poland while in a coma wakes up

The man in a Polish hospital 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Polish authorities are outraged after a U.S. hospital deported a man “like a sack of potatoes” despite being in a coma, according to government officials in Poland.

Polish officials also said that the man, who fell into a coma while in New Jersey, is finally awake in Poland.

Polish immigrant Wladyslaw Haniszewski had been living in the U.S. for over 30 years before falling into a coma after suffering from a stroke.

However, since the U.S. authorities discovered that he was living in the U.S. illegally, he was deported to the country where he was born.

The 69-year-old was being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, but was found to have no insurance.

The medical staff of the Polish city of Boleslawiec have accused the hospital of moving around Haniszewski "like a sack of potatoes" while he was unconscious, without even telling his family or friends in the U.S. or Poland.

The Polish Medical Center also alleges that he was dumped at its door without any type of notification.
"The individual was informed about his discharge plan," a Robert Wood Johnson hospital spokesperson said.

"Since the hospital's understanding of the facts differs from published reports, we are conducting a thorough review of the procedures and notices regarding the care of this gentleman," the spokesperson said.
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