For rescuing his owners’ baby girl who had stopped breathing, a Connecticut family’s dog has been credited.
On Monday night, Dec. 13, Kelly Dowling put her 9-month-old daughter, who had been battling a cold and not feeling well, down in her crib to sleep.
Henry, her 8-year-old Boston terrier, kept barging into the sleeping baby’s nursery and waking her up.
Dowling soon became frustrated and fed up with her dog because her daughter needed to rest.
“He was not acting like himself, he kept going back in,” Dowling said.
Dowling said when Henry is scolded, he is usually embarrassed and hides under the bed and you don’t see him for a while. That night, however, he was persistent.
Moments later, Dowling said she noticed something wasn’t right with her baby, who had stopped breathing.
“She started turning blue and just really choking on, you know, whatever it was stuck in there,” Dowling said.
The frantic parents rushed the baby to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where doctors were able to clear the build-up in her throat before things got worse.
“I don’t know what would have happened if he hadn’t woken her,” Dowling wrote in a Twitter thread, detailing her ordeal. “We don’t deserve dogs.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu acquires 10 cars Talgo 330kmph trains for State’s Red Line
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has acquired two sets of new 10 cars Talgo 330kmph trains for the State’s Red Line rail project.
The gesture according to the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Gboyega Akosile is in line with Sanwo-Olu’s administration commitment to effective Traffic Management and Transportation.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed by Akosile completed the acquisition deal of the trains at a public event inside the Milwaukee facilities of Spanish train manufacturer Talgo Incorporated in the United States Tuesday.
The trains he confirmed will be heading to Lagos, Nigeria for the Red Line, a 37 km track rail project started by the Governor, adding that the red line will have 11 stations and when completed, it will be the first operational metro system in West Africa.
Speaking at the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde; Special Adviser to the Governor on Works, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye and Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Engr. Abimbola Akinajo, said Lagos State Government is excited to complete the purchase of the two brand new trains.
He said they were in Milwaukee to see things for themselves with respect to purchase of the trains, adding that they have inspected the trains, seen their configuration and are satisfied that they fit into the tracks of the Red line in Lagos.
“A train is not something you can just go on the shelf and pick up. We are very lucky to get brand new trains. We have seen our beautiful white and red trains. Coincidentally, the rail line is called Red Line and you can see they have given us the colour. We are just going to brand it and put up our seal there.
“We hope that this (purchase of the trains) will be the beginning of a mutually beneficial business relationship. Providing source of livelihood for our citizens is all about providing jobs for our people and that is what we are doing. It is about ensuring that we can build our economy; people can move from one location to another and businesses can grow.
“Part of what we have done in the last two and half years is to have what we call Integrated Urban Mass transportation system, where we will be using road infrastructure, waterway infrastructure and rail infrastructure so that we can move over 20 million Lagosians within and around the city,” he said.
The statement disclosed that the acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, who received Governor Sanwo-Olu in the city, said: “It is a little bittersweet. I am sending my congratulations to the Governor of Lagos State in Nigeria, but also a little disappointed that we missed out on the opportunity to have those train sets operating here in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin.”
Also speaking, the CEO and President, Talgo USA Antonio Perez, said “For us, it is important that our trains are utilised. It doesn’t make any good for the trains that we built to be stored and kept without passengers riding them.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu who was accompanied by the Lagos State delegation during the visit inspected the interior design of the newly acquired Talgo 330kmph intra-city metropolitan trains.
Recall that since the commencement of his administration May 29, 2019, Governor Sanwo-Olu has maintained his administration’s commitment to bringing the Red Line project to fruition during the lifetime of his government.
Akosile said that the Governor has specifically promised Lagosians that the first phase of the Red Line will begin by the last quarter of 2022 or first quarter of 2023, with a capacity of 500,000 passengers daily.
Good governance, key socio-economic development – Gov. Oyetola
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has declared that good governance is the key to sustainable socio-economic development of every given polity.
Oyetola made the declaration Wednesday during an engagement programme, organised by the state’s Civic Engagement Centre in Eti-Oni Asalu, Oriade South Local Council Development Area of the State.
The Governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, stressed that every responsible government at all levels must be committed to the sanctity of good and productive governance in the country.
Oyetola pledged that his administration would continue to uphold the pace of good governance in both ideas and principles, especially in the area of infrastructural and human capital development.
He stated that the importance of good governance, policy consistency, reforms and sustainable economic growth could not be over-emphasised in achieving a virile polity to positively impact the masses.
The Governor noted that his administration has not reneged on executing series of programmes and policies initiated by his administration.
“The current administration has equally recorded a plethora of giant strides and achievements in critical sectors, such as infrastructure, health, security, education and social welfare, among others.
“The essence of this quest is not only to position the state on the path of viable socio-economic prosperity but also improving people’s standard of living and wellbeing.
“It then behooves on the good people of this state to rally round the government beyond the current dispensation with a view to sustaining the development and allow continuity of value added services for the benefits of all,” he added.
Earlier in his remarks, the Oloni of Eti-Oni Asalu, Oba Rasak Aluko, commended the governor for completing Iperindo-Ipetu Ijesa road which was started by the immediate past administration.
While noting that the road would serve as a socio-economic catalyst and succour to people of the area, the royal father described Oyetola as the true face of continuity, upholding the progressive’s developmental agenda.
He, however, urged him to consider some other demands from the people of the area, such as grading of rural roads, electrification and water supply, among others.