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A man who got stuck in mud in a national park in Ohio has been rescued by his dog.

The man, who has not been named, was removing duck blinds, which hunters use to conceal themselves from their prey, from Buck Creek State Park when he became trapped in the mud yesterday.

Luckily, he had his mobile phone with him and was able to call emergency services, but when they arrived, they found that the water was too shallow to reach the man.

Enter man s best friend assistant fire chief Kathy Bartlett told the Huffington Post that “the dog was running back and forth, a nervous wreck with his owner out there.”

Video shows the man huddling in vain against the cold and blowing into his hands, paralysed by the mud, which looks to come up past his hips.

One of the responders decided that getting the dog to take a rope out to his stricken master was worth a try, and he proved to be right.

The footage shows the plucky pooch rushing straight out to his owner, who was pulled to safety shortly afterwards, and a not a minute too soon – the temperature in the middle of the pond was estimated to be around 0.5 degrees Celsius.

“He could have been in danger of suffering hypothermia,” Travis Martin, of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ watercraft division, told the Huffington Post.

“Luckily he had his cell phone.

And his dog.”


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Letter: Keep up phone signal pressure

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Regarding lack of signal on mobile phones in the Mells, Coleford, Holcombe area.

I have been to the Mells Parish Council meeting recently and put to them to get something moving with other parish councils locally.

Down in south Somerset they have put great pressure on the mobile phone operators and they have put up several extra masts, and are now receiving a signal.

They have put up a petition book in Mells post office so hopefully this will get well filled.

MP David Heath and several businesses including The Talbot and Babington House, etc, are right behind this.

Please can you back this in this area as it is an outlet we should be able to use in the 21st century.

Alan Brady

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Can Porsche drive up Blackberry sales with $2000 luxury phone?

  • Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite from BlackBerry has physical keyboard
  • Firms say it is aimed at luxury market
  • Will run Blackberry 10 software, and include Amazon app store
  • Users can choose their own hand wrapped leather back for their phone

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Blackberry is hoping that a luxury phone designed by Porsche could help it claw its way back inot the mobile phone market.

The new Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry boasts a hand wrapped leather battery case, ‘glass-like’ keys and even a personalised PIN so everyone know you own one.

However, it also comes with a high price – around $2,000

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The new Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry boasts a hand wrapped leather battery case, ‘glass-like’ keys and even a personalised PIN so everyone know you own one.

BLACKBERRY’S FALL

Pioneered in 1999 with the launch of the RIM 950, BlackBerry changed the culture by allowing on-the-go business people to access email wirelessly.

Then came a new generation of competing smartphones, and suddenly the BlackBerry looked ancient.

Apple showed that phones can handle much more than email and phone calls. Blackberry was late in overhauling its operating system to compete.

BlackBerry now holds a small fraction of the U.S.

smartphone market after commanding a nearly 50 percent share as recently as 2009.

‘This new member to the P’9983 family will provide exclusive graphite-metallic colored elements and the finest, hand-wrapped leather on the back door cover,’ the firm boasts.

‘This new Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry will combine a unique stylish design from an iconic, timeless brand with the fluid and effortless productivity experience of BlackBerry 10 technology.’

Porsche Design worked with BlackBerry to design the keyboard to use glass-like keys, blackened glass and a graphite stainless steel color frame.

‘The iconic styling of the new P’9983 Graphite from BlackBerry is technically inspired with longevity, integrity, and individuality at its core,’ says Roland Heiler, Chief Design Officer of the Porsche Design Group. ‘And it will offer a new way to express individual style with the luxury of being one step ahead.’

‘Finally, an exclusive Porsche Design PIN ID group – 2AAXXXXX, sets you apart and makes you instantly recognized among other Porsche Design users.’

The firm also hopes a physical keyboard will help sales.

The physical keyboard is something traditional BlackBerry users prefer because they find it easier than touch screens to type with.

The company is also emphasizing battery life and security.

‘A lot of people say the Classic is aiming for loyal customers. And that is true,’ CEO John Chen said at the gadget’s launch event, tellingly held in New York City’s Financial District.

But he also invited people who haven’t used a BlackBerry ‘especially people who are young,’ to try the BlackBerry Classic.

The handsets have a legion of loyal fans.

‘I love a BlackBerry,’ Kardashian West admitted to the Code Mobile conference earlier this year.

‘Every time I say that, people are horrified that I have a BlackBerry, and I don’t understand that reaction.’

‘BlackBerry has my heart and soul, I’ll never get rid of it,’ she said.

‘I do have an iPhone, and I use that for photos, but if you have an email and you need to type fast, you need to have that keyboard.’

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The BlackBerry Classic iwas released earlier this year, bringing back the keyboard to Blackberrys handsets.

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