Street racers kill mother pushing a stroller, Florida police say

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Police in Tampa say a mother pushing a stroller was killed Wednesday due to street racing.The Tampa Police Department have arrested Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18, Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, and John Alexander Barrineau, 17, in connection with the death of 24-year-old Jessica Reisinger, it announced today.All three suspects are Tampa residents, according to police.Ressinger, a resident of Jeromesville, Ohio, was walking with her 1-year-old daughter on Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard when they were struck, police said.Witnesses told police that they saw a 2018 black Ford Mustang, allegedly driven by Cameron Herrin, traveling northbound on the boulevard at a high rate of speed while racing with a gold Nissan, allegedly driven by Barrineau, according to a press release. Tristan Herrin was allegedly a passenger in the Mustang, according to police. The cars were sometimes driving side by side, and sometimes they switched places and switched lanes, witnesses told police.The Mustang then struck Ressinger and her daughter as they were attempting to legally cross at a pedestrian ramp at an intersection, police said, adding that the baby girl was seriously injured.Reisinger was later declared dead at a local hospital.The drivers in the incident have been charged with street racing, vehicular homicide and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury, while Tristan Herrin faces a misdemeanor count of racing, police said.Tristan Herrin is being charged under Florida Statute 316.191(2), which states that it is illegal for a driver to engage in racing and that it is also illegal to “knowingly ride as a passenger in any such race, competition, contest, test, or exhibition,” according to police.ABC News could not immediately reach the suspects for comment. It is unclear if they have obtained a lawyer or entered a plea.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

1 dead, 4 injured, suspect in custody after shooting at Minnesota health clinic: Police

first_imgKMSP-TVBy EMILY SHAPIRO, WILL MCDUFFIE, and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(BUFFALO, Minn.) — One person is dead and four others were injured after a man opened fire at the Allina Health Clinic Crossroads campus in Buffalo, Minnesota, on Tuesday, the Buffalo police said.Law enforcement is “very familiar with the suspect,” identified as 67-year-old Greg Ulrich of Buffalo, said Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke and Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer. Ulrich was taken into custody at the facility, police said.Authorities believe this was a targeted incident and that the suspect acted alone, Budke and Deringer said.“There is no information at this point that leads us to believe there is any nexus with any type of domestic terrorism,” Budke said.Five patients were transported from the clinic to local hospitals after the shooting, which was reported at 10:54 a.m., said Kelly Spratt, president of Buffalo Hospital. A spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center told ABC News later Tuesday night that a patient who was transferred to their care succumbed to their injuries.A representative of North Memorial Health Hospital said as of 4:30 p.m., one of those patients was discharged and three are in critical but stable condition.“Our North Memorial Health family stands with our friends and community members at Allina Health. We will continue to partner with them and provide whatever support is needed following today’s tragic event,” Samantha Hanson, North Memorial Health’s chief administrative officer, said in a statement.The suspect also appeared to have improvised explosive devices, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said.After the victims were removed from the building, the sheriff’s team conducted a secondary search of the facility, which yielded a suspicious package in the corner of the lobby, the police said. The sheriff’s team contacted the Minneapolis bomb squad, who was still on the scene Tuesday afternoon.Deringer told reporters his office and Buffalo police have received “several calls for service calls” regarding Ulrich dating back to 2003. The sheriff said the suspect was living at a Super 8 Motel in Buffalo.Officers evacuated the motel and found suspicious devices inside, according to Deringer.Ulrich has lived in the Buffalo community “for quite a long time” and “has had contact with the health care community during that time,” according to Budke.“There’s a history of him being unhappy with the health care he received,” he said.Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted that Buffalo, about 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis, is “not far from where I grew up.”“So sad for all those there at clinic and those injured and praying for their recovery,” she tweeted. “Thanks to those saving lives right now. Gun violence must stop.”Ulrich will likely appear in court Thursday, officials said.ABC News’ Josh Hoyos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Press release: 100 cycle path schemes clocked up in the Bristol area

first_imgFor more information regarding Highways England Designated Funds go to the website.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. This is an extraordinary walking and cycling project. The funding not only covers design and construction, but business engagement, behaviour change, monitoring and future maintenance, to maximise usage of the new infrastructure. This investment coming to Avonmouth and Severnside will have a huge impact on the ability for local people to access the jobs in the enterprise area without contributing to congestion or poor air quality. We’re committed to significantly improving safety across our road network, and the new and improved cycle and footpaths will make it much easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Our designated funds programme was developed so that we can invest in projects beyond our traditional road build and maintenance. We’re delighted to be partnering with Sustrans and business and local authority partners to realise these cycling projects and this is a glowing example of how this funding can have a positive impact on people and communities. And James Cleeton, England South Director for Sustrans, said: Cycling and walking should be a natural choice, which is why in England we are delivering crucial infrastructure and making active travel easier. I’m delighted that this scheme will deliver improvements to nearly 11km of cycle routes around Bristol, allowing residents to benefit from transport links that are safe, accessible and sustainable. As well as improving and maintaining the country’s motorways and major A roads, the company is committed to providing more attractive, safe, accessible and integrated cycling facilities, to encourage more people to cycle.It aims to install 150 cycling schemes by the end of March 2020 and today, to coincide with national Bike Week, it has announced more than £5 million of safety improvements to benefit cyclists and walkers living and working near Bristol.Funding for the schemes comes from a £175 million pot dedicated for cycling, safety and integration improvements.Vinita Hill, Highways England Designated Funds Director, said: To date, a total of 101 cycling schemes have been completed, with a further 49 schemes to be delivered this year.A scheme already delivered in the Bristol area has provided safer journeys for cyclists around M5 Junction 16 at Almondsbury, and elsewhere, the designated fund has assisted in delivering schemes around the A540 near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, the A64 near Musley Bank (near Malton) and Tadcaster Bar and the M11 near London Stansted Airport.Earlier this year, Highways England announced £17 million of funding to enable Cornwall Council to deliver four major cycle routes alongside the busy A30 and this latest announcement will pave the way for cyclists and walkers living and working around the Avonmouth area of Bristol to benefit from £5.18 million of infrastructure improvements.The latest initiative, which will see the upgrade of three routes spanning a total of 10.7 kilometres around the M49, is being developed by Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, in partnership with Mott MacDonald, South Gloucestershire Council, Bristol City Council and local social enterprise SevernNet.Sustrans and SevernNet are also working with local businesses, the community and Travelwest to promote walking and cycling on both the new and existing routes within the local cycle network around Bristol. They are looking at bike loan schemes, better information, confidence-building activities and travel hubs to help more people out of their cars and onto the National Cycle Network.The Government allocated £675 million of funds to Highways England over a five-year spending period covering 2015 to 2020 – a series of ring-fenced funds designated to address a range of issues including Environment, Cycling, Safety and Integration, Air Quality and Innovation, and separate to funding for road improvements, repairs and maintenance.Michael Ellis, Cycling Minister, said:last_img read more

Ronaldo thought he knew it all – Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho had only one problem with Cristiano Ronaldo when he coached him at Real Madrid — he thought the world’s most expensive player was a bit of a know-it-all.Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United for around 90 million euros ($118 million) in 2009 and took his goalscoring exploits to new heights under Mourinho, who left Real Madrid to rejoin Chelsea as manager earlier this week.Asked in an interview with Spanish television show Punto Pelota why his relationship with Ronaldo had broken down towards the end of last season, Mourinho said the player had not taken criticism well.“I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what in my view could have been improved,” he added.“And at that moment he didn’t take it very well because maybe he thinks he knows everything and the coach cannot help him to develop more.“Cristiano has had three fantastic seasons with me, I don’t know if they were the best of his career because he had some fantastic moments with Manchester United. “I think we created a fantastic situation for him tactically in which he could express all his potential and turn that into records and goals.”Real’s failure to win major silverware last season and reports of division in the dressing room have prompted speculation Ronaldo, whose contract runs until June 2015, may be seeking a move away from the Spanish capital.Club President Florentino Perez has said the 28-year-old will stay and help Real win the 10th European crown they have been chasing since their last continental success in 2002.“Cristiano Ronaldo is priceless,” Perez, who was returned unopposed for another four-year term this week, told an Internet chat organised by El Mundo newspaper last Tuesday.“We will do it (win the 10th European title),” he added. “And Cristiano will score a goal in the final.”last_img read more

The Opinionated Spectator,,,NO SAFE PLACE

first_imgAlexis CobbSports is my safe place. It’s what I do, when I want to blow off steam, relax, and have some fun. I’ll turn on a basketball game and root for my favorite team shamelessly.You should probably know upfront, I am a Los Angeles Lakers fan.  I know, I know, it is a shock. How can I be from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and be a Lakers fan?I don’t know. It kind of just happened. The heart wants what the heart wants!  But for better or worse, they are my NBA indulgence and I support them at all cost.The Los Angeles Lakers are a storied franchise and they are also one of the most hated teams in the NBA. However, like every story there is a protagonist and an antagonist. In other words, a hero and a villain.There have been several Lakers heroes that have donned the purple and gold uniforms down through the years. They have included Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabber, James Worthy, and Magic Johnson, to name a few.  The current protagonist of the Los Angeles Lakers is Kobe Bryant. Lakers fans root for him to stay healthy, play within himself,  and play along with his teammates. Also, we depend on the Lakers front office personnel to surround him with enough talent to produce more championships. He has five championship rings and we desperately want him to acquire his sixth ring.But in every story, there is a villain. For the Los Angeles Lakers fans, our villain, is the person, who because of his poor decision making, we will always view with disgust.  Who is this villain, you ask?No, it’s not one of the usual suspects in our front office. No, it is not a former coach or a selfish brash player who may have bolted unceremoniously.  Instead, our villain is David Stern. That’s right, the former National Basketball Association’s Commissioner. After 30 years of serving as commissioner, he retired in January of 2014.  And may I say, good riddance!!! We, as Lakers fans do not wish him well and we loathe the thought of him.Yes, this is some strong language. But, let’s examine why Lakers fans, including myself, have such negative opinions of David Stern. In December of 2011, the league-owned New Orleans Hornets had created a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would send Chris Paul to the Lakers, ship Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets and  send Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin and Luis Scola to the New Orleans Hornets, along with some other pieces.When the news broke of this trade, Lakers fans were jubilant. Kobe would have Chris Paul, a brilliant point guard and a player worthy of carrying us into the future.  We laughed and cried tears of joy.  Fans were tweeting happily.  However, within the hour of the trade being accepted, David Stern had nixed the deal. Just like that, it was gone.  We did not even have 60 full minutes. Our hopes and dreams of having Chris Paul wear purple and gold had vanished. And that folks, is why David Stern is our villain.The Lakers organization tried to rebound from the failed deal by acquiring Steve Nash. However, getting Steve Nash when you thought you were getting Chris Paul is like getting your grandmother’s 2001 Geo Metro when you were promised an Aston Martin.Shortly thereafter, the organization ended up trading for Dwight Howard, but he never had enough championship fiber or grit to play for our team. It was always a recipe for disaster.I had tried to make my peace with these failed ventures. But this week was another blow to my beloved Lakers and reminder that David Stern will never see those pearly gates in the afterlife.Pau Gasol bolted for the Chicago Bulls and who can blame him. He wanted an organization that wasn’t going to use him for trade bait each year. However, just a few days later, I learned that the Lakers had picked up Carlos Boozer on waivers from the Chicago Bulls. Boozer! Short Carlos Boozer.  Blasphemous.  I don’t care if they had gotten him for $5.00. Some deals you just don’t make!Do you know how difficult it is going to be to cheer for Carlos Boozer as he gets pummeled by every other power forward in the league. He is listed as being 6’9. He is short and he does not jump particularly high. He is the only player I know that makes Pau Gasol look beasty. I have followed his career for years and I have never been impressed with his talent. Rooting for Carlos Boozer to actually bend his knees, jump, grab a rebound, and be aggressive is just mentally exhausting. I’m not looking forward to it.But it all comes back to Stern. It may not be reasonable. But we lay this at his feet. Had the deal gone through, the Lakers would not be  sifting through the garage sell of NBA waivers  trying to convince ourselves that this metal rusted fork is actually a silver spoon.Soon, I’m going to have to find another safe place. Another activity other than sports to help me relax and unwind. Oh look, they tell me there is a Zumba Class at the local YMCA for $5.00.Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at:  [email protected] or (724)561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more

Lifestyle Modifications for PCOS Backed by Science

first_imgA reduced carbohydrate diet, where ~40% calories are from carbohydrates, as compared to a traditional balanced diet of the same calories was found to have a greater improvement in insulin sensitivity.2Carbohydrates are found in dairy, fruits, vegetables, and grains. They play an important role in our body and should not be eliminated or significantly reduced. Focus on whole grains, colorful fruits and vegetables, and dairy products. Integrate fitness into your daily routine. Moderate intensity exercise 2-3 times per week is a great place to start.In a 3-month study, women with PCOS completed 30 minutes of cycling 3 days a week, in addition to dietary counseling, and results showed moderate weight loss and significant improvements in insulin sensitivity.8 A study at Duke University found similar results utilizing moderate-intensity exercise (cycling, walking, elliptical) 3-4 days per week.9Another study found that women with PCOS who performed 30 minutes of walking 3 days a week experienced increased menses, ovulation, and pregnancy.4 A low-glycemic diet may improve your insulin sensitivity and menstrual regularity.Similar to a reduced carbohydrate diet, a low glycemic diet in comparison to a conventional healthy diet was found to improve insulin sensitivity and increase menstrual regularity.6 A low glycemic diet focuses on replacing starchy foods, such as white bread or potatoes, with lower starch foods such as whole grains, berries, and beans.7 By: Annabelle Shaffer, Dietetics senior at University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignPolycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine disorder in women and can cause irregular menstrual cycles, excess body hair, acne, and ovaries with cysts.1, 2 PCOS affects 4-18% of women.3 Managing PCOS is vital as it can result in several complications, including infertility, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and depression.1Management of PCOS targets maintaining a healthy weight, improving or correcting hormonal imbalances, and preventing reproductive and metabolic complications.3 Thus, PCOS can be managed through lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise.3 Below are several dietary and exercise recommendations that may improve one’s PCOS symptoms.    Moderate weight loss of 5-10% body weight is the first-line treatment in PCOS.5 Weight loss results from a calorie deficit and should be gradual, 1-2 pounds per week, and supervised by a Registered Dietitian or physician.Weight loss has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, decrease cardiovascular risk factors, and decrease central adiposity, also known as abdominal fat.5An international position statement committee reviewed several research studies and found that a restricted calorie diet leads to improved menstrual regularity, fertility, and insulin sensitivity.4 It’s important to remember that PCOS can be managed through both lifestyle modifications and traditional medicine. A diet change and incorporating exercise into your daily routine will be challenging, but it can improve your symptoms.Sources:1. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Symptoms and causes. Mayo Clinic. Published 2019. Accessed March 9, 2019.2. Gower B, Chandler-Laney P, Ovalle F et al. Favourable metabolic effects of a eucaloric lower-carbohydrate diet in women with PCOS. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2013;79(4):550-557. doi:10.1111/cen.121753. Moran L, Hutchison S, Norman R, Teede H. Lifestyle changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd007506.pub34. Moran L, Pasquali R, Teede H, Hoeger K, Norman R. Treatment of obesity in polycystic ovary syndrome: a position statement of the Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society. Fertil Steril. 2009;92(6):1966-1982. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.09.0185. Brennan L, Teede H, Skouteris H, Linardon J, Hill B, Moran L. Lifestyle and Behavioral Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. J Womens Health. 2017;26(8):836-848. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.57926. Marsh K, Steinbeck K, Atkinson F, Petocz P, Brand-Miller J. Effect of a low glycemic index compared with a conventional healthy diet on polycystic ovary syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;92(1):83-92. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2010.292617. 8 principles of low-glycemic eating – Harvard Health. Harvard Health. Published 2019. Accessed March 9, 2019.8. Vigorito C, Giallauria F, Palomba S et al. Beneficial Effects of a Three-Month Structured Exercise Training Program on Cardiopulmonary Functional Capacity in Young Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2007;92(4):1379-1384. doi:10.1210/jc.2006-27949. Brown A, Setji T, Sanders L et al. Effects of Exercise on Lipoprotein Particles in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2009;41(3):497-504. doi:10.1249/mss.0b013e31818c6c0clast_img read more

The Affiliate Management Resource Initiative – Module Seven

first_imgThe Affiliate Management Resource Initiative is a new initiative created by Touch Football Australia (TFA).  The program contains a wide range of resources to assist the affiliate to improve towards implementing ‘best practice’. The program is about improvement and provides an easy to use framework that will help to make continuous improvement a culture.The AMRI has been designed to assist local competitions, clubs and associations of all sizes and locations, evaluate and improve how they run their competitions. Templates and checklists help the affiliate to identify areas of strength and those requiring improvement. Affiliates move through the program at their own pace and the program enables them to pursue the areas that are of interest. The AMRI will comprise of 11 Modules, with each including a wide range of resources.Module Seven of the AMRI includes the following documents:–       Staff Contacts List–       Competition Management Checklist–       Risk Assessment Tool–       Risk Register–       Crisis Management Plan–       Traffic Management PlanModules One, Three, Six, Seven and Eight can be found in the ‘Affiliate Secure Login Section’ of the Clubhouse section of the TFA website, and can be located by clicking on the following link: To gain access to the Secure Login Section, please click on the link below: tuned to the website for the upcoming AMRI modules. Related Filesintroduction_to_module_7-pdflast_img read more

Rotary District Governor visits Fort St John to meet with fellow Rotarians

first_img“It’s been tremendous. We’ve been to communities all the way up into the Northwest Territories, into B.C. and Alberta and we’ve seen the impact of what Rotarians are doing in the community and their hands-on work. They’re working on projects like parks, ensuring food security and they’re also ensuring that communities have the strength they need to be strong. There’s not one area that our Rotarians are not strongly focused in communities.”Vavrek says Rotary is a core platform that ensures communities are strong and is a social fabric helping to shift change and make a difference.Starting in July and ending in November, Vavrek expects to travel more than 33,000 kilometres to visit all 60 Rotary Clubs in the District. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John was host to a special guest at their breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.As part of a western tour, the new Rotary District Governor, Tracey Vavrek, was in Fort St. John to meet with fellow Rotarians to talk about the meaning of Rotary and how they are serving their community and beyond.So far in her tour, starting back in July, Vavrek says it has been a tremendous experience to see the impact that Rotarians are making in their communities such as making parks and ensuring food security.last_img read more

India strongly condemns terror strikes in Sri Lanka, offers help

first_imgNew Delhi: India on Sunday strongly condemned the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka while Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic conversations with the president and the premier of the island nation offering all possible help and assistance to deal with the situation.In his conversation with the Sri Lankan leadership, Modi termed the serial blasts as a “cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts” and pointed out that the attacks were another grave reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism in our region and the entire world. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said there can be no justification for any act of terror and called for concerted global action to effectively deal with the menace, including cross-border terrorism. Over 200 people were killed and around 500 others were injured in a series of blasts at several locations in Sri Lanka in which suicide bombers were involved in at least two of the eight attacks that struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners on Easter Sunday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Sri Lanka. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks,” the MEA statement said. The ministry said India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all forms and manifestations and there can be no justification for any kind of terror. “We call for perpetrators of such ghastly and heinous act and those who provide them support to be brought to justice expeditiously,” the ministry said. “We strongly condemn the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka today morning in which many people have been killed and injured. “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Sri Lanka. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks,” the MEA statement said. In his telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Modi conveyed his heartfelt condolences on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all Indians, over the loss of over 200 lives in the terrorist action, a government release said. It said Modi condemned in the strongest terms the serial terrorist attacks perpetrated at various places, including religious places and during a religious festival, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism, the release said. The Prime Minister also wished a speedy recovery for the injured and offered any kind of medical assistance for treatment of the injured. Sources said Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan leadership while he was himself travelling across the country for his political campaign. The sources saidw the PM spoke to the Lankan President even as the latter is currently in Singapore. Condemning the blasts, Modi earlier said there is no place for barbarism in the region and that India stands in solidarity with the people of the island nation. “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region,” he tweeted. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said India was keeping a close watch on the situation. “Colombo – I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. @IndiainSL,” Swaraj tweeted. “India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and has urged concerted action by the international community against terrorism, including cross-border terrorism. There can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terror,” the MEA said in the statement.last_img read more