Politics As the March for Science approaches, companies seize the moment What is it? Dom Smith/STAT Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags advocacypolicyresearch Kate Sheridan Log In | Learn More @sheridan_kate What’s included? General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Kate Sheridan April 17, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints The revolution will be on-brand, it seems. In addition to the academic and nonprofit partners of the March for Science, the event has recently been backed by a number of companies eager to align with its pro-environment, pro-science message. These partners — including biotech companies, a salon chain, and a local soap producer — are providing fundraising help and brand endorsement for the event, which in its meteoric rise has struggled with internal divisions and a series of public gaffes.One of the biggest brands to embrace the April 22 event is salon and hair products company Aveda. The company, a subsidiary of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder, is not a formal partner but “have independently been vocal supporters of the March,” according to Julia MacFall, the fundraising coordinator for the March for Science. A recent post on the company’s blog included a quote from a march co-chair and encouraged its customers to donate to the event — either directly, or by using their Aveda loyalty points. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED
Scotia Global Asset Management announced the closure of two funds and fee reductions for a series of other funds on Tuesday. Both the 1832 AM Canadian Preferred Share LP (Series I) and the Scotia Private Short Term Income Pool (Pinnacle Series, Series F) will be closed on or about Jan. 24, 2020. Keywords Fund caps and terminations, Commissions and feesCompanies Scotiabank SLGI Asset Management terminating two mutual funds BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs claudiodivizia/123rf CI GAM announces fund mergers IE Staff The eliminated funds will be unavailable for new purchases as of Nov. 8. Unitholders can redeem their units until the date of closure. Following the closure date, remaining units will be redeemed for cash.The bank also announced it will reduce the management fees for Series M units of 12 Scotia funds. The funds will see fee reductions between 0.03% and 0.23%, effective on or about Nov. 14. For a full list of the affected funds, see the release. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
In this week’s arithmetic-heavy Cut Line, the world No. 1 uses simple math to prove his point while a pair of rule violations lead to some serious calculations. Made Cut Majors not malice. Some thought Brooks Koepka was taking a jab at Rory McIlroy this week when he dismissed the notion of a rivalry between the two, but if we’ve learned anything about Koepka this year, it was simply Brooks being Brooks. “I’ve been out here for what, five years? Rory hasn’t won a major since I’ve been on the PGA Tour,” Koepka told the AFP. “So I don’t view it as a rivalry.” Although that might sound like dismissive criticism of the Northern Irishman, for Koepka, it’s simple math. He’s won four majors since McIlroy picked his fourth at the 2014 PGA. The Tour’s rank-and-file might not like it — they opted for McIlroy in last season’s Player of the Year voting — but Koepka has been consistently clear: majors matter. Bounce back. If anyone needs a rebound season, it’s Jordan Spieth. The Golden Child failed to advance to the Tour Championship for the second consecutive season and has just one top-5 finish in on Tour since April of 2018. He’s started to turn things around this week at the CJ Cup, where he’s making his 2019-20 season debut, with opening rounds of 70-65. Those rounds marked the first time since June he’s started an event with back-to-back sub-par rounds. After an extended off-season, his optimism was evident. “What I’m looking for is to build confidence as the round goes on, and it was a solid day today,” he said on Thursday. “I feel like I’ll gain more and more control and more trust in what I’m working on the more swings I get in tournament rounds.” There is still plenty of ground to cover in Spieth’s road back to relevance, but it’s a start. Tweet of the week: Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF) End of an era. Phil Mickelson hasn’t been the most competitively realistic player in recent years, but this week Lefty embraced the inevitable. “There are much better options of players that have played consistently at a high level that deserve to be on the team,” said Mickelson, who hasn’t finished better than 48th since the Masters and has slipped to 47th in the world ranking. “Even if I were to win, I have not done enough to warrant a pick.” Mickelson hasn’t missed a team event in 24 years but that streak seems certain to come to an end this year with the deadline looming for U.S. captain Tiger Woods to announce his Presidents Cup picks. Instead, Mickelson’s focus is on next year’s Ryder Cup. “I’m excited about making the Ryder Cup team next year, and I plan on doing that,” he said. It seems Lefty will only take realism so far. Math. Among the significant changes this season on Tour is a lowered cut threshold, from the top 70 and ties to the top 65 and ties. This change was in response to weekend fields that exceeded 78 players and prompted the circuit to add a secondary cut in 2008. Along with the change ,the Tour nixed the secondary cut and pointed out that, statistically, there would be far fewer chances of 78 or more players making it to the weekend with the new top 65 and ties threshold. That said, 78 players advanced to the weekend at last week’s Houston Open, the fourth event of the season. Missed Cut By the book. Other sports have weird and at times dreadful officiating. Golf has its wildly complicated rule book. Golf’s rule makers engaged in some simplifying of the rules and regulations this year, and most agree it’s made things a bit more civil. But there are still issues, as evidenced by a pair of rules snafus this week. On Thursday at the French Open, Marcel Siem thought the field was using preferred lies. For his first nine holes, he lifted, cleaned and placed his golf ball five times. Unfortunately, officials were not using preferred lies, and Siem was issued a two-shot penalty for each violation (10 total) and disqualified himself from the event. Siem had it easy compared to Lee Ann Walker, who opened with rounds of 85-74 at the Senior LPGA Championship. It wasn’t until late in her second round at French Lick Resort that Walker was made aware that she’d been putting with her caddie standing directly behind her, which is a violation Rule 10.2b. Walker had to add 42 penalty shots to her first-round total and 16 penalty strokes for to her second-round score. “It was my fault for not knowing the rules. I don’t have anyone to blame but myself. Big lesson learned,” she said. Both Siem and Walker’s penalties were self-inflicted, but that doesn’t change the reality that golf’s rules are still too complicated.
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GamesIndustry.biz partners with Italian Video Game Awards 2019We’ll be helping trade body AESVI celebrate the most successful Italian games professionals with two Special Recognition awardsJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefMonday 11th March 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleAESVIThe 2019 Italian Video Game Awards are set to take place next month — and GamesIndustry.biz has partnered with the organisers to honour the best the local industry has to offer.As official media partner for the event, we’ll be reporting on the ceremony and announcing the winners when the awards take place in Rome on Thursday, April 11th.GamesIndustry.biz is also working with local trade body AESVI on two Special Recognition awards: one for the most successful indiviudal in the Italian games industry, and one for the most successful Italian games company in the world.Meanwhile, Yogscast will broadcast the ceremony via livestream to viewers outside of Italy — a first for the awards.Now in its eighth year, this is the first time the Italian Video Game Awards have teamed up with multiple international partners to highlight the industry’s achievements for the rest of the world.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “We are excited to partner with the Italian Video Game Awards,” said GamesIndustry.biz publisher Christopher Dring. “We have a big audience in Italy, and across the whole of Europe, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet that audience and congratulate, as well as highlight, the talent that exists within the Italian games business.”AESVI chairman Marco Saletta added, “The Italian Video Game Awards is a wonderful occasion to spread the word about the Italian games industry. Italy is one of the top five markets in Europe with a turnover of 1.5 billion euros.”We are also facing a positive growth on the development side with Italian game studios being exposed on the global scene for their valuable productions. For one night, the spotlight will be on us and we hope this will help our country to be taken into account as the big player of the global industry.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesItalian government approves €4m fund for games developersTrade body IIDEA’s First Playable Fund will offer up to €200,000 per prototypeBy James Batchelor 11 months agoMaking games in lockdown: How Italy’s developers are coping with COVID-19We speak to the studios that have been quarantined as the Italian government increases its efforts to combat the virusBy James Batchelor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 95.6 million people worldwide and killed over two million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Jan 19, 7:24 amIsrael sees record rise in cases despite mass vaccinationIsrael confirmed 10,222 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, its highest daily tally since the pandemic began, suggesting the country’s mass vaccination campaign hasn’t kicked in yet.The record figure translates to a nationwide positivity rate in COVID-19 tests of 10.2% However, one promising sign is that the number of critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across Israel has remained steady over the past few days.Israel’s cumulative totals now stand at 562,167 confirmed cases and 4,049 deaths from the disease, according to the latest data from the Israeli Ministry of Health.Official figures show 25% of Israel’s general population — nearly 2.2 million people — have received the first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 5% — more than 420,000 — have received their second dose.The Israeli government is expected to meet Tuesday afternoon to determine whether to extend the current lockdown, which has been in place since Jan. 8 and is slated to end Jan. 21.Jan 19, 7:17 am1 in 8 people in England have had COVID-19, data suggestsAn estimated one in eight people in England have already been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to antibody data from the U.K. Office for National Statistic’s COVID-19 Infection Survey.The survey estimates that 12.1% of the population in England would have tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 on a blood test in December 2020, suggesting they had the infection in the past.“The estimate is weighted to be representative of the overall population and suggests that an average of 5.4 million people aged 16 years and over in England would have tested positive for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 during this time,” the report said. “This equates to 1 in 8 people aged 16 years and over.”That estimate was one in 10 people in Wales, one in 13 people in Northern Ireland and one in 11 people in Scotland, according to the survey.Meanwhile, a regional analysis of antibody data for England found that the highest positivity was seen in Yorkshire and The Humber, followed by London and the North West, according to the survey.The survey, which was launched in the United Kingdom in mid-April of last year, measured several factors: how many people test positive for COVID-19 at a given point in time, regardless of whether they report experiencing symptoms; the average number of new infections per week over the course of the study; and the number of people who test positive for antibodies, to indicate how many people are ever likely to have had the infection.The U.K. — an island nation of 66 million people made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — has confirmed more than 3.4 million cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including more than 89,000 deaths. There were 37,535 new cases and 599 additional fatalities from the disease confirmed in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data published on the U.K. government’s website.Jan 19, 5:50 amEighteen family members test positive after holiday party in PennsylvaniaOne family’s holiday gathering in Pennsylvania has turned out to be a superspreading event, according to a report by Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV.Darlene Reynolds, 55, said she woke up with a scratchy throat on Dec. 26, the day before relatives from as far as Canada were planning to come over for a holiday party at her home in the Milmont Park section of Ridley Township.“I had no fever because I kept checking it,” Reynolds told WPVI. “I said, ‘I’ll keep a distance since I have a tiny little cough.’”Soon after the party, people started getting sick.“We were sick, but we didn’t know we had COVID. We could’ve had the flu, but it was scary,” Reynolds told WPVI. “We got tested and we tested positive.”In total, 18 family members ranging in age from 1 to 62 contracted COVID-19. Reynolds said both her husband and their son were hospitalized.Jan 19, 5:25 am100 doses of Moderna vaccine batch flagged by California officials administered at mass vaccination eventJust hours after California’s top epidemiologist recommended pausing the use of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna’s lot 041L20A due to “possible allergic reactions” that are under investigation, Mendocino County officials discovered that the batch in question was used at a mass vaccination event in San Diego.“The county has reviewed the lot numbers administered through our mass vaccination clinics as well as the inventory stored in our freezer. Upon further review, we are confirming that 100 doses of Mendocino County Public Health’s Moderna vaccine associated with the batch the state is concerned with were used at a vaccination event at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds on January 7th,” Mendocino County vaccine coordinator Adrienne Thompson said in a statement Monday night.According to Thompson, all 100 doses were administered at the event and comprised a separate order from the state. No adverse reactions occurred.“County staff will be contacting all 100 individuals that received a vaccine with this lot number to alert them of the recall,” Thompson said. “No other side effects have been noted from use of this vaccine.”Mendocino County’s public health officer, Dr. Andrew Coren, said events such as this are not unexpected because these are new vaccines, and it should not deter the public from getting vaccinated.“This isolated event has not increased the percentage of vaccine reactions, which continue to be about one person in 100,000,” Coren said in a statement Monday night. “Getting vaccinated continues to be the best way for all of us to help move beyond this virus and return to a normal way of life.”Jan 19, 4:17 amUS reports over 137,000 new casesThere were 137,885 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Monday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the lowest daily case count that the country has seen since Dec. 25. Monday’s tally is also far less than the country’s all-time high of 302,506 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 1,382 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Monday, down from a peak of 4,462 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the holidays followed by a potentially very large backlog.A total of 24,078,773 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 399,003 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
health and dental coveragelife insurancelong-term disability403B plantuition benefits and more Support approximately 125 full-time and 300 part-time faculty;instructors of in-person, online, and hybrid courses within theundergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programsPlan and implement faculty development events (workshops,roundtables, communities of practice, retreats, faculty cohorts,one-on-one consultations, faculty lunch series, etc.) tailored tovarying levels of mastery, from basic introductions to thosefocused on depth of knowledge and classroom implementationAssist faculty members with course development, assessment, andrevision, upon requestCurate a resource libraryRemain current in knowledge of higher ed best practices, attendprofessional conferences, establish/maintain contacts in similarpositions at other institutionsAt the request of faculty, conduct teaching observations andprovide confidential feedbackProvide support for existing faculty mentoring program,new-hire faculty orientation, technology trainingsPromote and incentivize participation in faculty developmentand recognize teaching excellenceTeach up to one course per semester About Salve Regina University:Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformativecolleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the bestregional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report,is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the sceniccoastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. 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In partnershipwith a faculty advisory committee, the CTL supports facultydevelopment (in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service)for all members of the Teaching Faculty (full-time/part-time,tenure-track/non-tenure-track) at all career stages, includingtraining of new and adjunct faculty.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Professional/Academic Assess needs for software licenses or other teaching resourcesand communicate these needs to the appropriate offices for budgetconsiderationAnalyze data collected by various offices and use to informprogramming (e.g.: LMS usage, IT tickets, course evaluations) Proactively connect with faculty, listen, and assess needs ofindividuals, departments, and programsIdentify and empower faculty leaders/experts (in areas ofpedagogy, service, scholarship, assessment, accessibility,technology, community engaged learning, interdisciplinary teaching,etc.) to assist with planning and implementation of CTLprogrammingMeet regularly with the Advisory Committee on FacultyDevelopment, composed of full-time faculty members andrepresentatives of the Library and the Office of InformationTechnology, as appointed by the ProvostWork collaboratively with other campus partners:Assistant Director for Assessment and InstitutionalResearchOffice of Information Technology, including LMS ManagerAcademic AdvisingLibrary staffGrants OfficerOffice for Mission Integration and the Mercy CenterWriting CenterAcademic Center for ExcellenceFaculty Director of Undergraduate Research and CreativeInquiryFaculty Director of Community Engaged Learning Culture of Collaboration Requirements:Terminal degree, open disciplineStrong knowledge of current and emerging research-supportedbest practices in the scholarship of teaching and learning,assessment, and faculty mentoringFamiliarity with current trends in educational technology, openaccess educational resources, and digital scholarshipStrong communication and interpersonal skills,collaboration/collegialityAbility to think creatively, trouble-shoot and problemsolveDemonstrated excellence in teaching in a higher educationsettingExperience working with a Center for Teaching and LearningFamiliarity with Accessibility/Universal Design for Learning,Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973 Report to Dean of Undergraduate StudiesManage CTL budgetSupport:University missionUniversity policies, programsdiversity, inclusion, equity
POSITIONSUMMARY:This position is responsible for performingcleaning functions in and around the campus building(s)throughout the day and fulfill special requests as needed.Incumbent must assure the standards set for building cleanliness,minor maintenance and safety procedures are all met and maintainedregularly. South University philosophy is considered in carryingout the duties and responsibilities of this position: qualityservices to clients (students, faculty, staff, & visitors);development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees;sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment whichis conducive to innovation, positive thinking andexpansion. This position is part time. South University, the right direction for abrighter future. 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The employee isoccasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The visionrequirements include ability to adjust focus and closevision.SouthUniversity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversityas a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduatesuccess. We are committed to building and developing a diverseenvironment where a variety of ideas, cultures andperspective Monday, April 26, 2021What’s next for you is the first priorityfor us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees,South University is a private institution dedicated to providingeducational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social andprofessional development of a diverse studentpopulation.Our 120-year story—past, present andfuture—is a history formed by the many individuals who havedeveloped the education and spirit of community that have becomeour pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supportersof South University. 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Macerich CEO Thomas O’Hern and Santa Monica Place mallMall landlord Macerich posted a $26.7 million net income loss in the second quarter as the Santa Monica-based firm continues its struggle to collect rent across its portfolio.The dismal quarter compared to Macerich’s profit of $13.9 million over the same period in 2019.At its earnings call on Tuesday, the retail real estate investment trust reported revenue fell 22 percent to $178 million year over year.All Macerich-owned malls shut down for a time during the pandemic, and some of its properties in California and New York have only been open a few days during the pandemic.“Given that most of our centers were closed for April and May, rent collection was a challenge,” Macerich CEO Thomas O’Hern said during the call.ADVERTISEMENTMacerich collected 40 percent of rent from tenants in April and May, O’Hern said, a vast improvement over the company’s initial reporting that it had collected just 26 percent of April rent. That lower figure was as of mid-May.June rent collection rose to 58 percent, as malls began reopening throughout the country, then ticked up again to 66 percent in July.O’Hern said that the company reached agreements with tenants on rent deferrals, for which rent will only be partly paid until 2021. He said the company could not reach a resolution about rent with “5 to 10 percent” of its tenants.But he sounded an optimistic note. “We can clearly say that the third and fourth quarter will be much better than the second quarter,” O’Hern said.While acknowledging the financial blow from the pandemic, the last few months haven’t prompted a shift in long-term thinking, officials said.“Our leasing strategy hasn’t changed,” Macerich CFO Scott Kingsmore said during the call.O’Hern led the cheer for physical retail, diminishing the impact of Amazon and other e-commerce competitors.“E-commerce is an expensive business model due to high delivery costs, greater product returns, and high consumer-acquisition costs,” O’Hern asserted. “The crisis has shown the importance of brick and mortar locations.”But like Macerich, most retailers across the country have struggled through the pandemic while Amazon recently reported $88.9 billion in second quarter sales, its best quarter ever.Macerich’s indoor malls have been particularly hard hit. Those properties in California reopened then had to close back down on July 13 after a spike in Covid cases. O’Hern acknowledged that nine of Macerich’s 13 California malls were affected by the state order from Gov. Gavin Newsom.The company has also been stung by the parade of retailers from J.C. Penney to Lord & Taylor that have filed for bankruptcy.O’Hern said the Chapter 11 retail filings did not take him by surprise.“Covid-19 accelerated bankruptcies that, frankly, were going to happen anyway,” the CEO said. He added that the troubled companies “were on our watch list for a number of years.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
He added that 80 percent of the department’s calls are for basic life support that EMTs can handle. The other 20 percent of calls are for advanced life support, requiring a paramedic. The Philadelphia Fire Department is hard at work hiring paramedics, Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said yesterday. That prompted Councilman Frank Rizzo to ask Ayers why he doesn’t ask the city’s personnel department for a waiver of the city’s one-year residency requirement for new hires. The city granted such a waiver in February to the Police Department to help recruiting efforts. “We hear all the stories about how long it will take for advanced life support,” he said “That has taken a long time in some cases.” Ayers told Council that he is short 31 paramedics now but has the money to hire 80 more, meaning he could hire 111 if his department could find them. Ayers said that his department has dealt with the shortage in paramedics by staffing some medic units with firefighter emergency medical technicians. “They’re capable,” Ayers said. “They can take care of any emergency that is out there.” Ayers said the Fire Department found that the last time it opened up employment to nonresidents, 25 percent to 30 percent of the new hires left after training to go to nursing school or to departments with lighter workloads. The department has about 80 paramedic recruits “in the pipeline,” Ayers said, but he doesn’t expect them to be staffing medic units until the summer of 2009. JEMS.com Editor s Note:How do you feel about city officials comments that EMTs often misdiagnose patients and have to ask for paramedics help? E-mail us and let us know. But City Council members considering his agency’s annual budget were clearly impatient with the pace, since understaffing has been a significant problem. Ayers added that a key goal is improving response time for advanced life-support calls. He wants to have a paramedic arrive within nine minutes at least 90 percent of the time. Mayor Nutter budgeted $3.9 million more for the fiscal year that starts July 1 to help the department hire more paramedics and put more medic units on city streets. “You have the money,” Rizzo said, “and we’re not doing it. I just don’t get it.” Rizzo kept up the pressure, telling Ayers that he was sure it could be documented that department EMTs sometimes misdiagnose problems and then have to call paramedics for help. “They didn’t come in and stay with the Philadelphia Fire Department,” Ayers said.