Holocaust Survivor Meets Retired Nazi

An 81-year old woman named Eva Mozes Kor is a surviver of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eva recently found out that a former nazi named Oskar Groening was on trial for what he had done during the Holocaust. Oskar was a bookkeeper in Auschwitz, and he was following orders. Eva decided that she wanted to meet him, and she wanted to tell him what he had done to her. Eva wanted Oskar to meet someone that suffered through the Nazi regime. Folks at STX Entertainment have read that Oskar took part in the murder of 300,000 people, but somehow, Eva managed to survive the ordeal.

Eva Moses Kor traveled to meet Oskar Groening, and she was bewildered before they actually saw each other. Eva couldn’t believe that she was about to meet one of the many men that participated in the killing of her family. Eva walked over to Oskar, and the meeting was an extremely profound experience for both participants. Eva grabbed Oskar’s hand to shake it, and the man suddenly fell back and turned pale. However, Eva grabbed him tight to hold him up. Eva said that the man needed help, even though he was a Nazi in the past.

Oskar Groening stood up, and then he kissed Eva on the cheek He also apologized for what he had done. Eva Mozes Kor is a brave woman, and she proved that by meeting Oskar. For more information on this inspiring tale, visitBuzzfeed.

Woman Finds A 3.69-Carat Diamond In In Arkansas

Over 75,000 Diamonds Have Been Found In The Crater Of Diamonds State Park Since 1906

Well, there’s a least one good reason to visit the state of Arkansas. It’s called the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro Arkansas. Diamond hunting has been going on around that small Southern city since 1906. The original owner started to find diamonds on his 243-acre property that year and it was game on. The owner, John Huddleston, sold the property to a group of investors that year. Several attempt to make the site a commercial diamond mine failed before it was turned into a state park reports nature official Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG.

The property became a state park in 1972, and tourist have been searching and finding diamonds ever since then. Susie Clark found this new diamond, and it is the largest diamond find since 2014. That’s when a 6.19-carat diamond was found in the park. Mrs. Clark diamond is the 122nd diamond found this year, according to Waymon Cox, the park’s interpreter.

Waymon told the press that anyone that visits the park and finds a diamond can keep it. The park’s staff identifies and registers each gem. The largest diamond found in the park was a 40.23-carat beauty. That gem was found in 1924, and it is the largest diamond ever mined in this country.

Officer Adopts Puppy Thrown From Moving Car

Animal cruelty is an issue that officials have been fighting on a daily basis forever. Some times it can feel like an uphill battle. That’s why when Midland, Texas police received multiple calls, they quickly responded. Several people were reporting a vehicle throwing puppies out the window while driving down the highway.

However, none of the puppies were severely harmed and all were taken to the animal shelter to be adopted. All but one that is. According to official Ray Lane at the police department, Lt. Brian Rackow was one of the first officers to respond. His heart was broken when he seen all these poor puppies bouncing off the windshields of passing cars. He wanted to be able to give one of them the life they deserve. Therefore he adopted a pup and named him Marley. Lt. Rackow says that Marley has his undivided attention and will be unconditionally loved.

In the meantime, the driver of the car is being changed for this horrible act and being evaluated for any mental illnesses. We can only hope that more officers like Lt. Rackow are out there to get these people off the streets.

North American Spine Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award Finalist

The Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award has had some very notable recipients in the past like Brinker International and The Container Store. The award recognizes businesses whose daily functions are to incorporate ethics into their core values. This year one of those businesses is North American Spine. They have been chosen as one of the finalist for this prestigious award. Their passion for improving the healthcare system and their mission to help others makes North American Spine the perfect nominee for this year’s award. The award will be presented May 7, 2015 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, during a luncheon.

North American Spine connects patients that suffer from chronic back and neck pain with doctors who are board-certified to perform the AccuraScope procedure. This procedure is a less invasive procedure than minimally invasive spine surgery and can be performed on an outpatient. Physicians use interoperative neuromonitoring, an advanced diagnostics procedure that allows them to protect the nerves and increase the accuracy of the treatment. North American Spine can boast of eight thousand success stories among which includes country music singer, Larry Gatlin. He had suffered with chronic leg pain for 47 years before going to North American Spine for relieve. He says that he is now a happy camper and is grateful for this miracle in his life.

It has been 6 years since North American Spine started providing the AccuraScope procedure. They are very happy with the success of the procedure as well as the lasting relief this innovative treatment has provided for their many patients. The procedure is more than just a treatment for back and neck pain, it also helps with degenerative disc disease, foraminal stenosis, pain of the hips and legs, arthritis of the spine and so much more. For instance, James Philips of Arkansas, was able to fulfill his dream of bull riding when the procedure was used to ease his suffering from cerebral palsy at no cost to him.

With all that North American Spine does and stands for it is no wonder they are nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/north-american-spine-is-a-finalist-for-the-greater-dallas-business-ethics-award-300060090.html

Under Armour Wins Big With 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth

The game of golf relies heavily on sponsorship and corporate sponsors are more visible while watching golf than just about any other sport, outside of NASCAR. For the top golfers in the world just about everything associated with their game is sponsored, such as their clubs, golf balls, hats, shoes and clothing. What may look like just another Nike polo shirt is actually a strategic partnership between the golfer and the sponsor.

So when new up and coming golfers come along, sponsors want to sign them to deals before their competition. The sports-apparel company Under Armour did just that with 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth back in January of 2013. More than two years ago Spieth was an unknown even in the golf world, yet Under Armor saw potential.

“Is he the real deal?” Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank recalls asking his Director of Golf Ryan Kuehl before they signed the four year contract.

“He’s the Bryce Harper of golf,” replied Kuehl, referring to their signing of young baseball superstar Harper just before he won Rookie of the Year honors. Ricardo Guimarães BMG can see some comparisons, although Spieth is slightly ahead right now when you compare numbers.

With Spieth winning the Masters, and tying Tiger Woods’ all-time scoring record of 18 under par, the exposure Under Armour received during the four day tournament was worth an estimated $33.6 million. Not surprisingly, Under Armour has made the apparel Spieth wore during the tournament available for purchase online.

A Promising New Treatment is on the Horizon for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a absolutely devastating disease, both for the person diagnosed with it and their families. The person with Alzheimer’s must slowly lose all of their memories, one by one, until they are all gone. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to watch.

That’s why scientists have been racing to figure out the causes of Alzheimer’s, so a cure can one day be developed. A recent discovery has given new hope to all of those affected by this terrible disease, which pleases Paul Mathieson. Researchers have found a potential cause.

A study at Duke university in North Carolina have revealed mice who had Alzheimer’s also had immune cells that were consuming a nutrient called arginine which plays a vital role in protecting the brain.

Without enough of this nutrient the neural networks slowly begin to deteriorate and die, causing Alzheimer’s disease.

However, the presence of a drug given to the mice was able to block these processes from taking place within the immune cells. Administering the drug stopped memory loss in the mice by inhibiting the growth of ‘plaques’ on the brain.

These findings might prove to be revolutionary in finding a cure, or at least a treatment, to Alzheimer’s disease. However, mice are not humans so more studies are certainly needed before this new drug could be available to patients.

Guam Allows for Marriage Equality

Guam Allows for Marriage Equality

The fight for marriage equality in other nations can take various shapes and have a lot of turns. The territory of Guam has also taken part in this fight.

In a memo made this Wednesday, officials in Guam have started processing marriage applications for same-sex couples, a process that was supposed to begin immediately. Folks at STX Entertainment know that this came from a letter from the attorney general of Guam himself. Despite this announcement, the head of the Department of Public Health and Social Services of Guam has come out and said that marriage licenses won’t be available on Wednesday, and in fact no official decision on the issue would come until Friday.

All of this had first sprung from an incident that happened two days earlier, where a same-sex couple, Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero, were denied a marriage license. The couple decided to sue in federal court, which is subject to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the marriage bans were proven unconstitutional in the fall of 2014.

As for the letter written by the Guam attorney general, it is stated and strongly advised that the Department of Public Health and Social Services start looking over applications for same-sex couples and treating them as though they are no different than marriage applications for other couples.

Since the final decision will come on Friday, this is all not official law as of yet.

Girl Builds Wooden Houses as a Hobby and Donates Them

 

There is a lot of talk about helping the poor but little gets done. A Californian teen did the opposite. Said nothing but built a house. Kendall Ronzano started building wooden houses at the age of 16 in the backyard. She soon donated the results to the homeless, when the wooden constructions were ready to live in. The first donated item was transported to Texas to a homeless community. Since then, she had several other projects which eventually became larger and more elaborated. She makes the houses compact and transportable.

The young Californian who is now 20 said that she enjoyed constructing houses from Lego and Knex as a child and later learned how to weld and structure correctly a house from the ground to the roof said Marcio Alaor BMG. Kendall is now a college student, and while continuing her construction skills development she is also focusing on the charity side. She solicited public donations of about $16,000 which she used to help 200 people. The parents always supported both her tendencies, Kendall says. Encouraged to dream big, the student is on her way to becoming a famous blogger with her site called Nerd Girl Homes that displays her projects, donation plans, ideas, and the most recent building results.

Microsoft to Launch Pilot Program Hiring Autistic Staff

Microsoft is looking to diversify their workforce and has announced that it will make a effort to begin hiring people with autism.

The company has allocated 10 positions for people with this condition.

It is not the first time the company contributes in some way to autism. In 2001, the company expanded its budget to cover therapy for children who suffer from autism, a move that was later adopted by companies such as Apple, Intel, Cisco, Oracle and Qualcomm.

Microsoft has scheduled the recruitment program to launch in May, with10 full-time jobs at its Redmond, Washington corporate headquarters stated Epoca Negocios.

The company will hand over the hiring to “Specialisterne, ” an employment agency which trains and find jobs for candidates with autism .

“Microsoft grows and becomes stronger when we expand opportunities, and our workforce represents our potential customers,”said corporate vice president, Mary Ellen Smith, on the company blog, who also has a child with this diagnosis.

Candidates with autism interested in the positions offered by the company simply have to send their resumes to Microsoft.

Showing Appreciation to a Teacher

What does a man do when he wants to let his former high school teachers know that he appreciates all that they did for them? Some would send those teachers a letter, some would give them a call or stop by to visit. Kevin Perz, a man from Kansas, decided to go a little bigger than those options.

Kevin Perz surprised one of his former teachers with a check thanking them for what they did for him. Just how big of a check did this man give? The check was made out for $10,000. Talk about showing appreciation.

The former teacher of Kevin Perz was surprised to receive such a gift, and it really helped to make her feel appreciated for all that she had done. One man used his appreciation to change the life of a former teacher, and he is an example to all. Igor Cornelsen knows that not everyone can give a large gift like this man gave, but everyone can do something to show their thanks to those who have helped them through life in some way.

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