Newly obtained surveillance video shows the violent encounter between a 17-year-old girl and Clairton police officers that left the teenager in the hospital.

A 17-year-old girl claims she was beaten by police in Clairton after she and her friends were stopped for a curfew violation Tuesday night.

Merceedez Wright admits she and her friends were out a few minutes after the city’s 10 p.m. curfew, and that she both ran from officers and resisted them after being tackled, but she doesn’t believe she deserves the injuries she suffered.

Wright is now recovering in the hospital with injuries to her trachea, esophagus and neck, plus several cuts and bruises.

“She’s a cheerleader, she’s a lifeguard at the Clairton pool, she was just on prom court,” said Wright’s mother, Audelia Amoah. “She’s a good kid.”

Even so, Wright admits she ran from officers.

“I was scared because of how he got out of the car. He didn’t just walk out, he jumped out of the car and started chasing me, so my first instinct was to run,” she said.

Wright also said she did resist officers once she was knocked to the ground. She said she was trying to get her arms free to protect herself.

Clairton police did not respond to requests for comment.

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Normally Otis doesn’t get to eat at the table, but doesn’t every pup deserve a Thanksgiving celebration?

This month’s BarkBox comes loaded with holiday-appropriate goodies. There’s a squeaky carrot plush AND turkey leg for Otis to nosh on. Well-balanced meal right there.

And the treats this month are perfect for the holiday. Who doesn’t enjoy some…beef bladder and trachea?! Well, apparently pups love the stuff. I won’t ask Otis to share those though. He sure seems to like them.

Happy Barksgiving to all our fans!

“Reconstruction of opisthosomal air-sacs of female Phidippus clarus, as in Fig. 1, showing extent of unobstructed air space. The striped border of the air space represents a reticulum of cuticular struts, struts which can maintain a minimum air space within the sacs as they are compressed by opisthosomal pressure. The struts are oriented perpendicular to the wall of the air sac, as the lines indicate. The irregular hypodermis enclosing (underlying) the air-sacs, and situated between silk glands, muscles, and digestive (mid-gut) diverticulae is not shown. Representative vertical (transverse) sections are included in the diagram, and these correspond to the transverse lines on the central figure. The departure of principal groups of tracheae from the air sacs is also shown.”

From: ’Tracheae of salticid spiders


A tracheotomy or a tracheostomy is an opening surgically created through the neck into the trachea (windpipe) to allow direct access to the breathing tube and is commonly done in an operating room under general anesthesia. A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs. Breathing is done through the tracheostomy tube rather than through the nose and mouth.

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“Reconstruction of dorsal view of air-sacs and tracheae in the opisthosoma of an adult female Phidippus clarus Keyserling 1884 from Corvallis, Oregon. The drawing is based upon 10 fim serial transverse sections of the entire opisthosoma. Air-sacs are stippled. The tracheal system extends from the slit- spiracle just anterior to the spinnerets on the ventral opisthosoma (bottom) to a bundle of tube tracheae associated with the opisthosomal nerves which passes through the pedicel (top) into the prosoma. Some of the latter actually pass, ventrally, between the commissures of the fused subesophageal ganglia at the midline. For reference the epigastric groove and several representative transverse sections are shown. The entire extent of the individual tracheae is not shown.”

From: ’Tracheae of salticid spiders

anonymous asked:

Hey what are your faviorte drarry smut fics?

Here are some;

Draco at Nineteen by Birdsofshore (5k)
It’s the middle of the night and Harry Potter is sitting on my bed looking distinctly weird. I’ve had some fucked-up dreams in my time, but this one… this one is something new.

Hung Like a Horntail by Lumosed_quill (2k)
Draco’s become a bit obsessed with Harry’s sizable package. It’s a little distracting. Even more so when it’s up your arse. (Or “Harry’s Big Dick is messing with Draco’s life.” ~Capitu)

Endowment by @dictacontrion (10k)
Potter has got under my skin for far too long, in far too many ways. I fully intend to return the favour.

Big Dick Come Quick by Calanthe (204k)
Draco’s got a theory. About sex. And after much searching for the right candidate, it appears that only Harry Potter, his life long enemy, can help him test it out.

Pharynx-Larynx-Oesophagus-Trachea by Firethesound (11k)
Harry’s idea for helping Draco study is the most brilliant thing he’s ever come up with, and Draco discovers that studying can be fun when one has the right study partner

Unbuttoned by Eidheann (6k)
Harry asks for Draco’s help in finding a birthday gift for Narcissa. Draco doesn’t suspect ulterior motives. Until he does.

Undone by Eidheann (2k)
In the months since he’d started sleeping with Harry Potter, Draco’s carefully ordered life fell to shambles. [Sequel to Unbuttoned]

Touch Me Fall by Lumosed_quill (23k)
Malfoy was such a ponce. And he was a complete snob. And he was so fucking fit Harry wanted to jump him where he sat. It would be too easy to forget his objective tonight: to really, really, really get Malfoy out of his system.

Sex on Legs in Six-Inch Heels by @tessacrowley (9k)
Draco Malfoy is a brilliant freelance cursebreaker and the only one who can help the Department of Magical Law Enforcement with a very dangerous case, but more importantly, he’s wearing six-inch heels, and Harry cannot handle it, he really just can’t.

The Art of Cooking the Muggle Way by @sophiefrench77 (24k)
Cooking. The Muggle Way. Without any Magic. Definitely Draco’s idea of hell. Unless, of course, it leads to much more interesting activities with one Harry Potter. But wait. Draco’s into girls, right?

50 Reasons To Have Sex Series by Gracerene (39 works and 70k so far)
50 reasons for Harry and Draco to have sex, in 50 unrelated ficlets. Based on this list from the show, How I Met Your Mother.

Unexpected Turn by Oakstone730 (26k)
English real estate developer Draco Malfoy is in America to find his long lost cousin and escape a scandal. When his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, his trip takes an unexpected turn. Non-Magical AU.

Slip Into My Lover’s Hands by Lumosed_quill (5k)
Draco licks his lips. He shuts his eyes, because he doesn’t think he can look at Potter when he says it. When he asks for it. “One finger?”

I Feel Love by Dannyfranx (3k)
Draco knows it will be the best night of his life. The trouble is, he wants a lot more than that.

If the Cock Fits by Tryslora (6k)
It’s like Cinderella, only Draco’s arse is the shoe left behind, and he’s searching for the perfect prick that fits.

Unknown Pleasures by Birdsofshore (10k)
The Room of Requirement was definitely broken. Why else would it be presenting Harry with a whip, some handcuffs, a blindfold, and a… what exactly was that thing, anyway?

The Safe House by Emmagrant01 (10k)
Aurors Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are forced to spend Christmas together in a safe house. Bet you can guess what happens. ;-)

Too Busy Being Yours To Fall by Ignatiustrout (6k)
The first time they have sex, it’s Harry’s twenty-third birthday, and somehow “drinks with friends” becomes “being pinned to the wall of his bedroom by Draco Malfoy.”

Corruptela Vox by Constan Vigilance (5k)
Draco’s kink is revealed. Pretty much a PWP.

I also have a BDSM Drarry rec list that you can check out x 


An important lesson on The Flare.

This fellow’s days are nothing but bright but when the sun scorches the Earth, heck! Anything could flare up. And your body could react in mere seconds. 

The flare virus attacks the body instantly, inflaming your internal organs. First, your trachea tightens which limits respiratory ability. Your heart enlarges, reducing blood flow. Muscles spasms can strict your lungs within minutes. Quickly, the liver‘s ability to metabolize and function is weakened. Your brain begins to experience paranoia. Hallucinations and aggressive behavior are common. Changes in skin may occur. Blisters, boils, and cysts are often experienced with the flare.

But don’t worry, he’s okay! He reported straight to one of our emergency medical centers and received innovative treatment.

We can take care of you and your loved ones.

The Flare, be on the lookout. If you see the signs, report to us immediately.


Dr. Alexander Seifalian does amazing work on regenerative medicine.. growing custom organs for those in need. He has successful grown tracheas, tear ducts, and other various blood vessels and has even started to grow organs for the face. 

As he continues his amazing work, I cannot wait to see what he grows in his lab next! 

His work at UCL has evolved quickly and has already begun human trials. He has already successfully grown a nose using a template and the necessary stem cells, and then implanted it on a patients arm so that skin can grow around it and look flawless. It was then implanted on the patients face.

1. Don’t be surprised when I take you by the throat. When your January shaped trachea becomes slave to my fist. When your March sized lungs watch me breathe my way into survival. When the bathroom stalls forget to remember what my running mascara looks like. Don’t be surprised when I leave you gasping, leave your unhinged ivory keys atop the piano, unplayable, unsolvable. When I storm my way into your stomach, don’t be surprised when your dizzy is permanent.

2. Love me hard and careless, baby. Love me ripped nylons and dusty canvases and enough black paint for all the roads that still need building here. Love me bridges, love me protection, but love me dust that settles on the rims of last week’s coffee cups and writer’s block, love me waiting. Love me all, love me whole, and I will hold you with every limb of me, every square mile of me that can afford to pave foundation for you. I will drop you at my feet some mornings, I will forget to drive by your curb some nights, I will call you by another name in the dark, I will scribble you as someone else in the corners of my letters. But love me the ways you know best, and we will learn compromise together.

3. I will sit on my kitchen floor in a bra one size too small. I will sit on my kitchen floor and write black marker mantras into each linoleum tile. “It is okay to cry,” they will say. “You are worth the fall,” they will tell me. I will sit on my kitchen floor with my legs crossed and wine in my hair and nothing between me and holy except a box of dozen donuts. Let that be okay. Let me pretend I have someone to share them with. Let me pretend the ghosts have left. My sheets will stay tangled for more than half of your days. Let me pretend I have someone to share them with. Be happy for me when I do.

4. Wrap barbed wire around your deeper rivers. My ankles will be proof I have traveled the length of you. Wrap ropes around every part of this life and watch me untie my legs. Wallpaper these walls with blank paper and give me pens with no ink, so I may learn how to make poetry of nothing but my skin and what lies beneath it. Do not stop until I am ready. Do not show me pictures of sunsets or buy me maroon lipstick until I am ready.

5. Help me give back to the words. They have loved me with their forked lips and held my chin to the sky with their spiked fingertips, I owe them this. This space, this breath, this is their doing, their hyper-realistic artwork. Help me write myself into oblivion, help me write my way back, help me write mistakes and forgiveness. Help me write wrong, help me use the apostrophes I have gathered to write wrong until I can right wrongs and write right again.

6. Forgive me. I will be slippery. I will be a hoax. I will be the contagion under your door, the broken mattress string that squeaks when you make love. I will be dirty. But I will also be queen, crowned with wreaths made of yesterday’s poems and a coronation at the foot of every sleepless night. I will be your savior, your sailor, your safe ship back home to a country you ache to remember the sky of. I will be all I have left in me. I am not yet, but I will be. And you are here to help me be. So come. Come closer. Closer. Be with me.

—  “Dear 2014” by Ramna S.

Damselflies go through incomplete metamorphosis: egg, nymph stages and adult stage. After mating, the female lays her eggs in vegetation or directly in the water of ponds or rivers. Upon hatching, the nymph goes through approximately 10-12 immature stages, instar, feeding on small insects and fish. The life cycle of a damselfly is spent mostly in the aquatic nymph stage. They have three leaf-like gills near the rear that are specialized for breathing and propelling underwater. Spiracles, small holes on the surface of the nymph, obtain oxygen to the tracheal system.

The trachea are ribbed tubes that attach along the abdomen from the spiracle. The trachea branches into tracheole, thinner tubes, that supply oxygenated blood flow to the cells inside the damselfly. When the final instar approaches adulthood, it exits the water to moult its exoskeleton on a leaf, stem, or twig. The young damselfly emerges from behind the head and on top of the thorax with pale colouration and slowly expands its abdomen and wing. The transformation from aquatic to air-borne takes several hours to complete. Once it reaches adult stage, it will return to the water to mate.

Illustrated by mirandasivilay


Hi guys! So this is my cat, Tink and we really really need some help.

(explaining a bit)

Tink went missing for about a year and she returned with very bad trauma to her trachea on top of a bad respiratory infection+ear infection. Her trachea problem makes it extremely hard for her to breathe, and she chokes while eating anything that isn’t patte wet canned food.

About 3 months ago, my sister agreed to take me and Tink to the vet after a very scary choking incident with Tink. Ever since then, both my sister and parents refuse to take her back just because she got checked once. On that single visit, my vet told me that Tink needs immediate surgery. But I have not been able to bring my cat back to him to talk more about it And when I call him, he tells me he needs to see her again first.

Recently(about a week ago or so), I’ve noticed Tink is going blind in her left eye, but it is coincidentally on the same side as her ear infection so I have a gut feeling they are connected. I have been trying to get my mom to take her to the vet for months now, but! my parents absolutely loathe me and my pets, so they refuse because they “have enough things to stress over”. But since i live a 30 minute drive from any sort of vet/store, my parents are my only ticket anywhere.


SO!! Here i am asking you guys for help financially.. I don’t want to wait for my cat to be literally dead before my parents decide maybe they will pity me enough to pay for my cat. I don’t have a single resource to raise money for Tink’s vet, not even for a checkup. I can’t get a job for another 4 months bc of my health and my tablet isn’t working properly for me to take commissions.

So any kind of donation, anything anyone can do to help, i would greatly appreciate it and it could save my cat’s life. I’m not very good at asking for help, but this isn’t about me, it’s about my cat. If I could raise even just $70, I can take her immediately.. that would be enough to take her in for a checkup and also pay for a ride there.

The paypal I am using is so any donations, please send them there. If you read all of that, thank you. It would mean the world to me if anyone could help, even if its just $1