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Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 7:37 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 7:37 AM
BRISBANE, Australia — After undergoing what some are calling a "miracle" surgery, a 16-month-old from Australia has survived a wreck that pulled his neck from his head internally.
According to the Huffington Post, Jackson Taylor was riding with his mother, Rylea, and sister recently when their car crashed head-on into a vehicle going 70 mph. Jackson suffered an "internal dislocation" in the wreck, which broke vertebrae in the toddler's collar bone and neck.
"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again," spinal surgeon Dr. Geoff Askin told 7 News Melbourne.
But Askin and his team helped Jackson beat those odds. In a six-hour surgery at a Brisbane hospital, doctors used part of Jackson's rib and wire to reattach the vertebrae, AOL reports.
Jackson has to wear a brace known as a halo for eight weeks, but he is expected to recover fully.
7 News | Toddler spinal surgery
A toddler has undergone delicate surgery to reattach his head to his neck following a serious car accident.Specialist staff pulled off what was thought to be impossible. The boy will now be able to lead a completely normal life after his marathon surgery.7 News reporter Katrina Blowers has the details.Latest from 7 News: http://yhoo.it/1HYefMw7 News video: http://yhoo.it/1V97pbWLatest news on Twitter:7 News Melbourne on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:44 PM
— A jury in Pennsylvania on Thursday found comedian Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 6:40 PM
— Amazon is increasing its membership fee for its Prime subscription service by 20 percent starting next month, according to media reports.
On an earnings conference call Thursday, the tech company’s chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, said the increase takes effect May 11, MarketWatch reported.
“We're going to increase the price of our U.S. annual plan from $99 to $119 for new members," Olsavsky said.
Existing Prime members will have until June 16 to renew their membership for the year for $99.
Last week, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that for the first time, Prime has some 100 million members.
Amazon announced in January that it would increase the $99 cost for monthly Prime subscriptions for the first time in about four years.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 3:33 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Opening your hotel room door with your cell phone? Disney has started to roll out the new technology for guests to skip the front desk and go directly to their room, speeding up the start of vacations.
Disney gave WFTV anchor Jamie Holmes an exclusive look at how guests will be able to use their cellphones to get into their hotel rooms.
The theme park rolled out the technology at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.
Over the years, the My Disney Experience app has been an expanding feature of how guests navigate the parks and hotels.
Guests can use it to check ride wait times and even clean up park photos.
But guests can also use it to plan their hotel stay, skip the check-in desk, and go straight to their rooms.
"If you choose to, you can actually bypass the front desk area, if that's important to you, and start your vacation earlier," Michael Trum, with Disney digital guest experience, said.
Here’s how it works: Guests take their cellphones and hold it up to their hotel room door, and that’s when a little Disney magic happens.
"They're Bluetooth-enabled. Your phone, most smart phones. We've upgraded our locks to be Bluetooth enabled as well. So, they pair together, via security obviously," Trum said.
The technology can be used as a companion to the Magic Bands, which are required to get into the parks.
Long gone are metal hotel room keys, and for the most part, even plastic key cards are gone.
But, since most guests these days aren't far from their phones, the Bluetooth technology gives them a choice.
Many people wonder whether the new technology is safe.
Cellphone passcodes are notoriously hard to crack and Disney stands by the system.
“We obviously designed this with security in mind. We can't go into details on Disney security policies, but our guests should absolutely feel safe using this as an entry point into their rooms," Trum said.
Disney is not the first to use the Bluetooth technology. Hilton and Marriot hotels have been using it for several years.
The FBI said it has never had a case of hackers using phones to enter a hotel room in the U.S.
Disney will expand the service to other hotels over the next several months.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 5:04 PM
— Musician Charles Neville, the brother of Aaron Neville and a member of the R&B funk group The Neville Brothers, has died. He was 79 years old.
Aaron Neville confirmed the news to WWL Thursday. The 79-year-old was sick for some time, the station reported. He died at his Massachusetts home.
The New Orleans Advocate reported that the second-oldest of the four Neville brothers had pancreatic cancer. The saxophonist was part of many hits for the band, including 1989’s “Yellow Moon” and the Grammy Award-winning “Healing Chant” from that same year, according to The Times-Picayune.
Neville posted a lengthy tribute to his big brother on Facebook, saying that he was “in the heavenly band” next to jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll greats such as Charlie Parker, Fats Domino and Dizzy Gillespie.
“My dear brother Charlie the horn man, just want you to know that if I would’ve had the choice of picking my brothers, I would definitely choose you,” he wrote in the post. “You were a great brother. You’ll always be in my heart and soul, like a tattoo. You helped to mold me into who I am today and I’ll always be thankful. I’ll always see your special infectious smile on the stage next to me, it would always give me a smile. I’m happy that we had a long hang together, the ups and downs. It took who we were and where we came from to make us who we are.”
“You take your well deserved rest with God in Heaven and play with the heavenly band. I know that you’re whole again. Jesus will wrap you in His loving arms and take away all the hurt of the world. We all love you very much. But I know that Jesus loved you best.”