Career Climate Change Nature Sustainability Uncategorized

Idaho man who drowned saving children in the Salmon River honored for heroism [Video]

After seeing their canoe tip over in the fast-moving water, 34-year-old Keawe Michael Pestana leapt into the river to help.

Keawe Michael Pestana, 34, has been honored with the Carnegie Medal, which is given to people in the U.S. and Canada who “who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree saving or attempting to save the lives of others,” according to the group. The medal is considered the highest civilian honor for heroism. 

The children, ages 10, 6, and 3, were canoeing in the Salmon River with their father when the watercraft tipped over on April 26, 2019. All four occupants were flung into the cold, swift water and began being carried rapidly downstream.

From the bank, Pestana – who was deaf and could not speak – jumped into the river to try and reach the group. The children’s uncle also entered the water, but swam back to safety after becoming too tired. 

The current carried Pestana’s little cousins and their father past him as he tried to rescue them. The 34-year-old was pulled into a circular current, slipped beneath the surface of the water, and drowned in the river. 

All three children and their father were swept into a calm eddy about half a mile downriver, and were able to get out of the water unharmed.

Pestana’s body was found weeks later by a fisherman on the Salmon River.

In addition to the medal, Pestana’s family will receive a financial award in his honor from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

See the latest news from around the Treasure Valley and the Gem State in our YouTube playlist:

Watch/Read More

Kansas Department of Labor | Spectroom [Video]

The Kansas Department of Labor is a state agency in Kansas that assists in the prevention of economic insecurity through unemployment insurance and workers compensation, by providing a fair and efficient venue to exercise employer and employee rights, and by helping employers promote a safe work environment for their employees.


Kevin O'Leary and Grant Cardone on Cashflow and Bitcoin [Video]

Kevin O'Leary may be my favorite shark (don't tell Daymond John) because he is such a fan of cashflow. It's my problem with bitcoin but we can all agree on Real Estate.Come to my next live event to see in-person the titans of business share their strategies and experience. Click on the link below: #cashflow-----This is not an offer, solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities nor a recommendation to buy or sell any securities. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Investing involves risk and may result in partial or total loss. Prospective investors should consider carefully investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses, and should consult with a tax, legal and/or financial adviser before making any investment decision. For additional information, visit


Inflation Hits Workers Already Worn Down by Covid-19 [Video]

In northern Maine, jobs abound, consumer demand is up and local businesses are offering sign-on bonuses. But many pandemic-weary workers say inflation is pinching their budgets and dimming their holiday cheer.