11-year-old makes 3-D printed face shield and mask straps to help healthcare workers

first_imgAndrew made about 100 of those pieces and on Thursday, he donated every single one to UHS Hospital. He says each piece took about an hour to make and says he was doing what he could to help our local hospital workers. VESTAL (WBNG) — Andrew Herceg has been using his 3-D printer for about a year and decided he wanted to put it to good use. “Because it hurts people’s ears when they have the masks on them and this helps that,” said Andrew. Andrew is 11 years old, but his heart is beyond his years. With the help of a new design, he was able to use his 3-D printer to make straps that attach to face shields and masks, common things healthcare workers are wearing over the course of several hours. “I think it’s great to get involved in the community during this time when we don’t know what’s happening every day to have a goal to do something that’s helpful,” said Caryn. Meanwhile, his father who is in the healthcare industry, and his mother, Caryn, are proud of their son for combining his hard work with his generosity. Andrew says he doesn’t plan on stopping any time yet. He says he looks forward to making more to help people in his community.last_img read more

New app gives parents control of their kids smartphones

first_imgHerald Sun 20 March 2012Parents at last can give in and buy their child a smartphone and make sure it will not be used at school or late at night. A new application, launched yesterday, will give parents the ability to control who their children can call or text and when, block texts from bullies and even limit when they can go online. The Vodafone Guardian app also gives parents the ability to lock out apps such as games at certain times of the day, such as homework time. Experts in how young people interact with technology hope they will open family discussions about appropriate use of smartphones.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/new-app-gives-parents-control-of-their-kids-smartphones/story-fn7x8me2-1226304490113last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 3 to Sunday April 5, 2015

first_imgSaturday, April 4, 20151 a.m.  Non-Injury accident in the 800 block N. Settlers Dr., Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Sara M. Owens, 35, Wellington and a fixed object/fencing.•2:33 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of electrical services in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•2:33 a.m. Officers took a report of children in need of care in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•10:25 a.m. Kevin E. Deloria, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged, and bonded with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving while license is suspended, speeding 60 mph in a 40 mph zone and driving in a no-passing zone.•4:21 p.m. Officers took a report of a juvenile problem of a known subject(s) in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•5:29 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1200 block E. 4th, Wellington.•8 p.m. A courtesy motor vehicle accident report was conducted in the 1000 block W.  8th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Melissa J. Hare, 38, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Daniel D. Jones, Wellington.•10:10 p.m. Charles W. Dickinson, 53, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and defective  headlight. Sunday, April 5, 2015•10:50 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 200 block E. 19th, Wellington.•11:13 a.m. Amanda J. Brown, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property.•11:17 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 2000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•2:25 p.m. Donald R. Downing, 35, El Dorado, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone.•5:54 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, criminal damage to property and assault by a known suspect(s) in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.•6:20 p.m. Timothy S. Hays, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property and assault.•6:32 p.m. Gary W. Webb, 60, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery.•Wayne H. Harrold, 86, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for failure to report an accident that occurred on March 31, 2015. Wellington Police notes for Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5, 2015: Friday, April 3, 2015•8:05 a.m. Kenneth G Wilkening Jr., 44, St. Francis, Ks. was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 62 mph in a 50 mph zone.•10:28 a.m. Holly J. Delain, 45, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph zone (radar) and child restraint violation.•12:15 p.m. Julia M. Whitney, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large and no Wellington registration.•4 p.m. Chase A. Rosewicz, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for three dogs at large.•10:25 p.m. Ramiro Castaneda Jr., 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight and no proof of insurance.last_img read more