Military-style rescue team custom personalized braceletskeeps riverside town safe

Cityfolk Festival 2009: Dayton"s Best Music Festival The Collector: Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. 85 mins. A real-time game of cat and mouse as handy and ex-con, Arkin, searches for a jeweler"s box containing a valuable gemstone hidden in the home of a family on vacation. Also hidden in the house is another box house containing the latest piece of a collection inventoried in blood. Starring Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth. July is the month that is ideal for organizing music travels to the UK. This is because it is in the month of July that the Cambridge Folk Festival is organized. This is a festival wristbands that is conducted on a yearly basis. It is world renowned for the eclectic mix that is followed during this festival. Speaking of beer, drinks are not exactly dirt cheap at Off Broadway, but they are pretty reasonable for a respected St. Louis music venue. Stag and Pabst Blue Ribbon beers are most nights nicer beers might be a event wristbands little more and mixed drinks are usually closer to Occasionally, they will offer a special, such as dollar PBRs, but it"s not routine. Passion Pit"s current hit, "Carried Away," recently spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Alt-Nation weekly countdown on Sirius satellite radio. Its latest album, "Gossamer," debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year and also produced the radio hit, "Take A Walk." The band played "Saturday Night Live" in February and the Hollywood Bowl in September. They"ll also perform at Goldenvoice"s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on the weekends before and after Tachevah. If someone received a legitimate event band removed it and passed it to someone outside who hadn"t paid or wasn"t of legal drinking age the outsider sport wristbands could pass through a security checkpoint without being detected. Spread: Not Yet Rated for strong sexual content, nudity and language. 97 mins. Ashton Kutcher stars as Nikki, a grafter who trades on his good looks and sexual skill to live the life of the rich and famous. Anne Heche is his current fling and she provides him with more than he"s ever known. While she"s out of town, Nikki meets Heather, a girl the same age as he and a waitress. Mistaking the house he lives in as his, Heather is laying the same game Nikki is and sets her sights on him. When Heche finds out about the affair, she throws him out and he learns who Heather is. Battling to outdo each other, they form a bond that makes Nikki rethink his life choices. Looks racy and fun. And then there"s the Beachland"s annual "Old Home Night" concert at the end of every year that often features erstwhile Cleveland punk pioneers and indie rockers who were a part of the scene in those days.
Members of a voluntary rescue team in Shanghai"s Zhujiajiao town patrol its waterways on charge boats. [CHINA DAILY]

Pedestrians and cyclists in a busy riverside town outside of Shanghai can move about with more peace of mind thanks to the efforts of a highly trained rescue team.

For over a decade, the team"s patrols have helped prevent accidents, especially along the Dianpu River in Zhujiajiao - a town with a history of more than 1,700 years in suburban Qingpu district.

Members perform various tasks, including fighting fires, emergency water rescues, and flood prevention and typhoon preparedness, according to Chen Chunhao, director of the Zhujiajiao"s conscription office, which oversees the team.

The team has several dozen members, he said. Half are ex-military and the rest are college graduates under 25. All are unpaid but receive free training, and were selected through exams and stamina tests.

The group is officially classed as a militia, which still operate nationwide under guidance from local authorities. They play a part in protecting national security and respond to emergencies that threaten social stability. However, such groups are only armed during training with the military.

"We undertake more diversified duties - mainly covering the propagation of national defense knowledge and performing daily guard duty along the river - in addition to our basic security work," said Li Linjie, the team leader. "For example, we rescued a 22-year-old woman who attempted to drown herself in the river in September."

In January, the team also cleared heavy snow from the streets and laid skid-resistant straw mats to protect vehicles and pedestrians.

On an average day, Zhujiajiao receives more than 40,000 tourists keen to take in the town"s history and watery vistas, and accidents sometimes occur with children and the elderly trying to negotiate the river"s slippery banks.

"We"re ready for every mission," Li said. "Every member also speaks a second language, to help foreign tourists in town."

According to its members, the team"s track record of success is due to its disciplined military-style management.

"A full set of equipment is available to us, including rescue and patrol boats, inflatable rafts, motorcycles and firefighting tools," said Yuan Heqiang, another team leader.

Members undergo regular military training and physical conditioning, as well as study water-rescue and firefighting techniques. "We even began using drones last year to quicken our emergency response time," Yuan said.

Experts from the Qingpu Lifesaving Association and the Qingpu Red Cross Association are regularly invited to teach the team the latest techniques in water rescue and first aid.

"The emergency response team has become a key guardian of peace and security in Zhujiajiao," said Colonel Li Huilin of the Qingpu district"s conscription office.

Over the past 11 years, the unit has coped with more than 30 major disasters and 500 crises, helping prevent property losses of more than 8 million yuan ($1.21 million), especially before and during weather emergencies.

[email protected]