Body of missing CDC worker Timothy Cunningham found nearly 2 months after disappearance

first_imgCDC(ATLANTA) — A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee has been found dead nearly two months after he mysteriously vanished, authorities said Thursday.The body of Timothy Cunningham, 35, was found Tuesday night in the Chattahoochee River, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Additional information was not immediately available. Cunningham, a commander in the Public Health Service who responded to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and the Zika virus, disappeared on Feb. 12 after he said he was sick and left his Atlanta office. All of his belongings, including his dog, were left at his home, according to police and ABC affiliate WSB.“This is an extremely unusual set of circumstances,” Maj. Michael O’Connor of the Atlanta Police told reporters in February.“The most unusual factor in this case is that every single belonging that we are aware of was located in the residence,” O’Connor said. “His keys, his cell phone, credit cards, debit cards, wallet, all his identification, passport — everything you can think of, we’ve been able to locate. None of those items are missing.” In March, Cunningham’s sister, Tiara, told ABC News that her parents were “remaining positive and prayerful.”“I have been trying my best to go through daily activities such as work without getting distracted,” she said. “But no one can really prepare you for seeing your face or your brother’s face on the news while at work.”This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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

Briefing

first_imgA round-up of news from the professional journalsBiological warfare Nurses have been urged not to wait for NHS officials to pass on informationon biological weapons. “Get the information” is the message frominfection control nurse Lynda Taylor, who has been appointed to a Public HealthLaboratory Service (PHLS) taskforce on deliberate releases of potentiallyharmful substances. She was responding to claims that, although frontlinenurses had received information on anthrax, few had been given details onbotulism, plague and smallpox. Nursing Standard 31 October 2001 Ethical recruitment The Government has issued a code of practice to crack down on the unethicalrecruitment of nurses and other healthcare professionals from overseas, amidgrowing concern that the UK is depriving developing countries of their nurses. Nursing Times 18 October 2001 Nursing homes Nursing homes could be scrapped and replaced by services that people receivefrom the comfort of their own homes, a government minister has hinted. Healthminister Jacqui Smith was giving evidence on the Government’s healthexpenditure at the parliamentary health select committee. Nursing Times 23 October 2001 Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. BriefingOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Utah Baseball Concludes Regular Season at Washington State

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes May 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Concludes Regular Season at Washington State Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team prepares to close out the regular season on the road at Washington State beginning on Thursday, May 24, at 4:00 p.m. PT.The series continues on Friday, May 25 (4:00 p.m. PT), and Saturday, May 26 (12:00 p.m. PT). All three games will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.Utah (14-38, 6-21 Pac-12) is second in the Pac-12 in triples (19), tied for fourth in doubles (93) and tied for sixth in stolen bases (35). Utah is tied for fourth in the league in double plays (39) and ranks fifth in assists (516). The pitchers lead the league with 17 pickoffs and 29 runners caught stealing also leads the league.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., ranks in the top 10 in the league and top 15 in the NCAA in several categories including leading the league in doubles (23) and ranking third in the Pac-12 in batting average (.397). He is second in the league in hits per game (1.60). Keirsey has had a hit in 36 out of Utah’s last 38 games. Oliver Dunn is tied for seventh in the league with 29 double plays and ranks sixth in assists (131). On the pitching staff, Trenton Stoltz is second in the Pac-12 with 32 appearances on the mound and is fifth with seven saves. Josh Lapiana is tied for the league lead with five pickoffs. Tanner Thomas has allowed just three home runs this year, which is among the fewest in the league.Washington State is 15-31 on the year and 7-19 in the Pac-12. The Cougars have a league series win this year against Arizona State.last_img read more

USU Football Has 12 Players Named To Athlon Sports Preseason All-Conference Teams

first_img Tags: Alfred Edwards/Athlon Sports/Boise State/Christopher ‘Unga/David Woodward/DJ Williams/Dominik Eberle/Fresno State/Fua Leilua/Gerold Bright/Jordan Love/Jordan Nathan/Mountain West Conference/Savon Scarver/Tipa Galeai/USU Football/Wake Forest Fresno State was next with 13. The Aggies came in third with their 12 selections. Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Monday, Utah State football had 12 players named to the Athlon Sports preseason all-Mountain West Conference teams. Those Aggies on the all-conference first team included senior all-purpose player Gerold Bright, senior defensive end Tipa Galeai, senior cornerback DJ Williams, junior quarterback Jordan Love, junior punt returner Jordan Nathan, junior kickoff returner Savon Scarver and junior linebacker David Woodward. Aggies on the second team included senior placekicker Dominik Eberle and sophomore offensive lineman Alfred Edwards. Written bycenter_img May 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football Has 12 Players Named To Athlon Sports Preseason All-Conference Teams Those on the third team are senior defensive tackle Christopher ‘Unga and Nathan as an all-purpose player. Boise State had the most representatives from the Mountain West Conference with 17. The Aggies commence their regular season August 30 at Wake Forest of the Atlantic Coast Conference at Winston-Salem, N.C. On the fourth team is senior defensive tackle Fua Leilua.last_img read more

Record deposits fine for Northern Ireland agent

first_imgHome » News » Record deposits fine for Northern Ireland agent previous nextRegulation & LawRecord deposits fine for Northern Ireland agentMagistrate increases fine after non-payment of fixed penaltiesThe Negotiator29th November 20160595 Views A letting agent in Northern Ireland has been fined £15,000 for failing to protect tenant deposits in five different cases all heard this week at a Magistrate’s Court.The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Northern Ireland says the agent had been served fixed penalty notices for all five breaches of the law, each one three times the original deposit and totalling £9,435. But, when these were not paid by the agent enforcement action was then taken through the courts.The Magistrate then increased the fines to £15,000 while the agent will also now have to return the deposits to the five tenants, which totalled £3,145 and pay costs of £1,244.“These are severe penalties and show that local authorities are taking the matter of unprotected deposits seriously,” says Ben Beadle, Managing Director of TDS Northern Ireland.“Under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Regulations, where a fixed penalty notice has not been paid, fines can be issued by a court of up to £20,000 and it is clear to see that the Court was not afraid to exercise its powers.“The law requires that landlords, or their agent, protect a deposit with a government approved tenancy deposit scheme within 14 days of its receipt, and must issue Prescribed Information informing the tenant about the scheme within 28 days.”There are three providers of tenancy deposit protection sanctioned by the Northern Ireland government including TDS Northern Ireland, My Deposits Northern Ireland and Letting Protection Service Northern Ireland.In Northern Ireland it has been require by law since 2013 for landlords and agents to lodge tenants’ deposits in one of these schemes within 14 days of receipt, which is more stringent than the 30 days allowed in England and Wales.Ben BEadle TDS Northern Ireland November 29, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Oxford Snatch Dramatic Victory

first_imgVarsity Women’s Rugby Oxford 10 – 7 Cambridge For women’s rugby in Oxford, 2004 was a special year, as both the Blues and Panthers recorded wins on the same day in their Varsity matches and for the first time won in every encounter with the Tabs in league and Varsity fixtures. The 17th women’s Blues Varsity match was a sweet victory for Oxford, having been narrowly defeated in the previous two encounters. Oxford won the trophy from Cambridge in a closelyfought game which ended 10-7, tipping the series even further in the Dark direction – now fourteen wins to Cambridge’s three. For much of the first half there was little between the teams, although Oxford had the best of the possession showing considerably more flair in their game than Cambridge. Relentless work by lock Charl Harris and the other forwards to retain and steal possession meant the backs were provided with good ball which halfbacks Laura McMullen and Rebecca Young exploited well. Following some powerful runs by centre Chris Liciaga and prop Kate Chidgey, it was only right that shortly before half-time, it was Oxford who scored first, as full-back Bethan Walsh completed a penetrating backs move to put the Dark Blues five points clear before the break. However, the breath-taking speed of the Cambridge full-back took Oxford by surprise early in the second half, and the Light Blues ran in an impressive try between the posts, allowing for an easy conversion which gave them a two point lead. Obviously upset by this affront, the heavens opened and unleashed a stream of painful hail on the players which obscured the markings on the pitch and caused numerous handling errors on both sides as the pitch became slow and filthy; perfect for the forwards game which ensued. The Oxford set plays remained solid, with No 8 Jess Gretton exherting some impressive control. Oxford maintained pressure on the Cambridge line for around 20 minutes and when the visitors managed to kick clear, it seemed the chances of an Oxford revival had disappeared and heads began to drop in the exhausting conditions. Despite the loss of inspirational captain Zahler Bryan and prop Katie Smith to injury, the arrival of the fresh legs of Claire Ferguson and Lizzie Hardwick gave Oxford renewed determination. In the 76th minute combination of powerful forwards play and slick backs hands allowed lock Rosie Collins to push over, regaining a winning three point advantage for the Dark Blues. Man-of-the- match was awarded to Kate Chidgey on the occasion of her third Blue. This was the first televised women’s Varsity match, and with the level of skill on display, one can only hope that the profile of women’s rugby within, and beyond the university will rise further. The Panthers had taken to the field earlier in the morning, and, despite having lost thier entire front row with the game only twenty minutes old, secured a hard-fought 10-0 win over the Cambridge second team thanks to tries by scrum-half Sarah-Jane Hogg and inside centre Helen Taylor. They now lead their ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img read more

Second Phase of North End Beachfill Project Begins

first_imgAs of Sunday (Nov. 15), work was at North Street and starting to move southward toward 15th Street.An Army Corps of Engineers contractor finished rebuilding the beach in a northward push from North Street to Seaspray Road this weekend.Work now moves to a final phase from North Street southward to 15th Street.The work is part of a $9 million project that will pump 700,000 cubic yards of new sand to rebuild eroded beaches across 2.4 miles at the north end of Ocean City. The project started on Nov. 3 and is expected to take between 45 and 60 days.Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported to City Council on Thursday that it could be completed by Christmas.The work began at North Street in the first phase, which will end at Seaspray in the next day or two. A second phase will then cover the area from North Street south to 15th Street.The sand is being harvested from an offshore borrow area a short distance off Surf Road Beach. Powered by the dredge Illinois, the sand is being transported through a pipeline that lands on the beach at North Street. From there, a pipeline runs down the beach as work progresses.last_img read more

Press release: Need for speed drives superfast broadband boost for Wales

first_imgThe Government’s rollout of superfast technology is an important part of the ongoing digital transformation work designed to make it quicker and easier for citizens to interact with Government online.ENDS Local businesses in areas covered by the Government’s rollout of superfast broadband have seen a combined £9 billion increase in turnover since the boost to their broadband speed, new figures have revealed.The “The Evaluation of the Economic Impact and Public Value of the Superfast Broadband Programme” is an independent assessment of the impact the rollout has had in its first years (2012-2016). Key findings from the report include: Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: The UK Government is delivering on its promise to speed up service for thousands of residents and businesses across Wales. While it is often challenging to reach some of the most rural parts of the country, today’s figures demonstrate a real increase in service coverage, which together with the Universal Service Commitment by 2020 will ensure residents can legally expect a minimum level of service from their providers, wherever they are in Wales. By making sure everyone has access to reliable, high speed broadband we can not only support our rural communities and businesses in Wales, but also provide a boost for the rapidly expanding digital sector, which is quickly becoming a central part of the Welsh economy. New research shows a £9 billion increase for local businesses, delivering a welcome boost to the UK economy and creating new jobs Government rollout of superfast broadband has now reached almost 5 million homes and businesses who would otherwise have missed out Suppliers will now return more than half a billion pounds for reinvestment in extending rollout to the rest of the UK, due to high take up rate In Wales, the current coverage level is at 94.7%, with 700,364 Welsh homes and businesses now able to get a superfast broadband service as a result of the Government’s rollout The figures also show a 42.51% take up rate of superfast broadband in areas reached by the Government’s rollout in Wales New figures out today also show that around 5 million homes and businesses who would have been stuck in the digital slow lane now have access to superfast broadband. The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband to those areas deemed “commercially un-viable” has helped take nationwide coverage to 95.39%.Take-up of the new technology in areas benefiting from the Government programme is now running at 45% – more than double the expected rate. As a result of the contracts put in place by Government, those companies rolling out superfast broadband will now return more than £500 million in subsidies to the public purse to be used to reach those locations not yet covered by existing plans.It is estimated that more than 1 million extra UK homes and businesses will gain access to superfast speeds, taking superfast coverage to 98% of the nation over the next few years.Government is introducing a Universal Service Obligation that will mean everyone in the UK has access to fast and affordable broadband by 2020, and has recently set out plans to deliver nationwide gigabit capable (1000Mbps) connectivity by 2033 as part of its modern industrial strategy.Openreach CEO Clive Selley, said: It is great to see businesses across the UK reaping the benefits of faster broadband speeds and I’m proud of the leading role that Openreach has played in helping to deliver the Government’s rollout of superfast broadband – one of Britain’s great engineering achievements. We’ve also recently introduced a raft of lower wholesale prices to help drive higher take-up of faster fibre services which will help to further fuel the boost to the UK economy. Our rollout of superfast broadband across the UK has been the most challenging infrastructure project in a generation but is one of our greatest successes. We are reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week, that can now reap the clear and tangible benefits that superfast broadband provides. We are helping to ensure the downfall of the digital divide. £9 billion surge in turnover for businesses benefitting from the faster connections now available £690 million net increase in Gross Value Added to the UK economy A reduction of almost 9000 individuals claiming jobseekers allowance, as well as a reduction in long term claimants by 2,500 in programme areas, accompanied by the creation of 49,000 local jobs. Programme has delivered £12.28 benefit for businesses for every £1 invested by the Government and local authorities Strong indication that high take up rates of Government’s superfast programme have encouraged telecommunications industry to expand their own commercial broadband projects. Minister for Digital, Margot James said:last_img read more

Press release: Irbesartan blood pressure and heart medication recalled from pharmacies by MHRA

first_img Out of office hours: 07770 446 189 (17:00 – 08:30) In July, MHRA advised pharmacies to recall affected batches of Valsartan containing medicines made by Mylan and Teva as a precautionary measure. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. For real-time updates including the latest press releases and news statements, see our Twitter channel at https://www.twitter.com/mhragovuk News centreMHRA10 South ColonnadeLondonE14 4PU Our highest priority is making sure the medicines you take are safe. Our investigation into potential contamination of sartan containing medicines, including irbesartan, is ongoing. At present, there is no evidence that medicines containing NDMA or NDEA have caused any harm to patients. Because of the risk associated with suddenly stopping high blood pressure medication, people are advised not to stop any treatments without consulting their doctor or pharmacist. Media enquiries In November, we advised pharmacies to recall batches of valsartan from Dexcel and Actavis as a precautionary measure. Find out more about our Yellow Card Scheme. Read the Drug Alert in full for further information. Today the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are recalling certain irbesartan containing products made by Actavis (now Accord) as a precautionary measure, due to possible N‑nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contamination.There is no evidence at present that the impurity has caused any harm to patients and not all irbesartan products are affected. People should not stop their medication and should speak to a doctor or pharmacist if they have any concerns.The recall follows a Europe-wide investigation into contamination of sartan products. MHRA twice recalled batches of valsartan to pharmacy level in 2018; valsartan containing medicines from Dexcel and Actavis (now Accord) were recalled in July and batches of valsartan containing medicines made by Mylan and Teva, were also recalled to pharmacy level in November.The first recall occurred after an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was identified as part of the manufacturing process in a valsartan active substance manufactured at one facility based in China. A second impurity, NDEA, was later discovered.MHRA are working closely with other EU member states, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) to ensure a thorough investigation and we will consider the impact in the UK and what actions may be necessary.Dr Sam Atkinson MHRA’s Director of the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division said: During office hours: 020 3080 7651 (08:30 – 17:00) Notes to editor Email [email protected]last_img read more