Dog Saves Family From Fire eldon.eng 2018-10-091K views As flames engulfed parts of a fourplex on east yorkshire drive in stockton a little after midnight on sunday, an unlikely hero made sure everyone got out safely.
chaichanhda says: "she's scared. "
eight-month-old pit bull sasha helped warn nana chaichanhda that the fire was next door by banging on the backyard door.
chaichanhda says: "i open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy and i was like, 'ok, this is weird. This is not her. '"
nana quickly noticed her cousin's building was on fire, and raced into the bedroom to grab her seven-month-old daughter when she saw sasha by her.
chaichanhda says: "she had already had my baby by the diaper and was dragging her off the bed. And i was like 'oh my gosh, what are you doing? '"
fire crews responded within minutes of the initial 911 call. . . and though the flames only reached her attic, nana's home is now unlivable. her cousin was not home at the time of the fire nana and her cousin are now staying with their aunts that also live in the fourplex. as they try to start over after losing their homes, nana is thankful for her pup's heroics and hopes it changes people's view of pit bulls as family pets.
chaichanhda says: "it meant a lot. I owe her everything. If it wasn't for her, i would have still been in bed and things could have taken a worse turn. "
nana said it was one of the rare nights where she left sasha outside. and it likely ended up being the reason everyone made it out alive.
Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu and representatives from the three science parks in Hsinchu, Central and South Science Parks of Taiwan, arrived in the Silicon Valley to discuss about Taiwan's future technology industry. They expect to attract large technology companies and recruit new businesses.
"We hope to establish a suitable environment so that these people can leave this session wanting to continue to work hard in science and technology," said Dr. Hsu.
American companies with over 20 years of investment experience in Taiwan were invited to the event. Applied Materials Inc., a global semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is well known in both Hsinchu and Southern Science Parks. Their factories and R&D laboratories are already well established.
"We established our first office in the Hsinchu Science Park in 1991, I believe, so we’ve been a long time resident. Since then we’ve grown our presence in Taiwan many times,” said Joseph M. Pon, Vice President of Applied Materials.
The focus was about technological innovation. The three science parks were promoting software development and artificial intelligence. They look forward to forming new industrial settlements.
"Like China, the government has lot of influence. But Taiwan has made progress in private property, as well as research, development and protection, and intellectual property rights," said Chiu Hsien Chan, president of the Silicon Valley Taiwanese American Industrial Technology Association.
"Taiwan's science park greatly contributed to developing Taiwan's science and technology. This time, I came to the Bay Area to meet and introduce it to everyone. I think it’s good for everyone, especially for the high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, I hope more companies can return to Taiwan," said Dr. Paul Lo, Corporate Vice President of Synopsys, Inc.
This is the first time that the Ministry of Science and Technology has held a foreign investment promotion trip with the three major science parks. On September 13, it will hold another conference in Boston.