A Virginia police officer's kind gesture for two young girls following an emergency at their family home is making headlines.Corporal C.B. Fleming, a 15-year veteran of the South Hill Police Department, was among first responders to a reported gas leak at a South Hill apartment complex on Feb. 14.After the gas leak was deemed non-threatening, 42-year-old Fleming approached a group of children outside of the building, sat down on the ground and proceeded to play games with them to ensure they felt safe.Iesha Roper-Boswell, a resident of the complex and mother of one of the girls involved, told WTVR that the group of children, some of whom were originally fearful of the police presence, came to view Fleming as a "superhero" through his interactions with them."He's awesome. That's the only word you can really use to describe C.B.," she told the station. "It's just amazing, the bond he has with the children.""People need the positivity," she continued. "I was telling … [Read more...] about Sweet footage shows Virginia police officer entertain children with dolls after emergency call
More than a hundred public figures have been accused of sexual misconduct since allegations against Harvey Weinstein first surfaced. The allegations have hit nearly every industry from entertainment to media to the corporate arena, as each person who's stepped forward has emboldened other victims to share their stories. Images: Getty, AP … [Read more...] about Timeline: Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Public Figures
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, of Richmond, stretches before she practices her technical program with her coach Laura Lipetsky at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, center of Richmond, watches a video as she is ready her technical program practice with her coach Laura Lipetsky, not pictured, at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) … [Read more...] about Is this Bay Area teen about to redefine international figure skating?
The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended. But for the children of this isolated North Atlantic island nation, the main worry is how the waist-high snow might affect the Icelandic Santa, Stekkjastaur, who comes to town Wednesday. Stekkjastaur, after all, has a stiff peg-leg. He is one of 13 mischievous troll brothers, called the Yule Lads, who have entertained and also frightened Icelandic children for hundreds of years. Great expectations confront both retailers and shoppers during the holiday season. That has some feeling the pressure to not only buy the right gifts, but buy more gifts. A recent BankRate.com survey found nearly half of all Americans feel pressured to spend more on gifts this year. NBC's Chris Clackum reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 3, 2018) Instead of a friendly Santa Claus, children in Iceland enjoy favors from the brothers, … [Read more...] about Icelandic Kids Ring in Christmas With Entertaining, Frightening ‘Yule Lad’ Trolls
Home Daily News Overwhelmed with personal tasks? Kirkland… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 15, 2018, 7:30 am CST Kirkland & Ellis is providing concierge services to help lawyers and senior staff who are too busy to handle personal tasks and run errands. The service, called Kirkland Concierge, includes a full-time, on-site concierge staff along with off-site concierge services that can be reached with a phone call or email, the American Lawyer reports. About 20 percent of eligible employees have used the service since it began operating this month. People using the service don’t have to pay—unless an after-hours request requires a concierge staff member. Purchases made through the service, of course, aren’t free. Associates are more likely to use the service for help with personal errands, while partners are more likely to use it to book personal travel and entertainment. Chiara Wrocinski, the firm’s senior director of legal recruiting … [Read more...] about Overwhelmed with personal tasks? Kirkland & Ellis provides a solution