3-year-old dies after falling into a grease trap at Tim Hortons

first_imgAuthorities in Rochester, N.Y are reporting that a 3-year-old boy has died after he fell into a grease trap while playing at a Tim Hortons restaurant.The incident occurred just before 12:00 pm Monday in the area of University Avenue and Culver Road.Officials told reporters that they initially received a call about a missing child. As they headed to the location, they received another call about a child who was found in a grease trap at the same location.“I don’t know how long he was in there, but we do know that it was almost instantaneous: When the mother found the child missing, they called the police right away, and several minutes later he was discovered in the grease trap,” said Investigator Frank Camp of the Rochester Police Department during a press conference.When authorities arrived, the child had been pulled out of the wastewater disposal system and a witness was attempting CPR. Officials then relieved the witness and began CPR until the child was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.According to the report, the child reportedly climbed on top off the grease trap that was embedded in the ground and it’s plastic lid gave way. The child fell into the grease trap and was unable to get out.Authorities are continuing the question employees and witnesses at the scene. They will also review surveillance video to gather more details on the incident.last_img read more

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South Florida Congressman Says Impeachment is Already Underway

first_imgA South Florida politician says the impeachment process against President Trump has already begun.Congressman Ted Deutsch writes in an op-ed piece published in The Sun Sentinel,  “The question is no longer whether the House should vote to proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry. The inquiry has already begun. The Judiciary Committee may refer articles of impeachment to the whole House for a vote at any time.”While Deutsch supports impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that she is not ready to formally support it. Congresswoman Louis Frankel, who represents the Palm Beach district that includes Mar-A-Lago, echoes Pelosi’s sentiment. She tells our news partner, CBS12, “[Impeachment] is the start of the process that has to go to the Senate, and without question, the Republicans in the Senate would protect the President and probably try to exonerate him. My message to people who do not want to see President Trump in office – and I’m one of them – is in the end, it’s going to be the 2020 election.”Deutch explains that an investigation into “abuse of power” by President Trump has been underway in the Judiciary Committee since last March, and that the panel’s chairman has the necessary authority and subpoena power. He adds, “No additional step is required. No magic words need to be uttered on the House floor. No vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry is necessary.”According to The Sun Sentinel, Deutsch is the 16th of 24 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to support impeachment.last_img read more

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President Trump: “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine”

first_imgPresident Donald Trump announced on Monday that he’s been taking a single dose of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine daily and has been doing so for a week-and-a-half as a prophylactic. “I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”The president said “what do I have to lose?” And he backed up his statement by saying he’s received lots of good feedback about the drug and it’s effects on the deadly coronavirus.He said the lupus drug which is an anti-inflammatory was not recommended by the White House doctor but he asked if he could take it and the doctor said yes.The president says he is continually tested for COVID-19 and he is negative. He says he has no symptoms and he feels great.The FDA issued a warning last month that the unproven drug should only be taken in hospitals because of the risk of heart complications. There’s no substantiated evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine prevents COVID-19 infections.last_img read more

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Holly Clyburn targets USA matchplay spot

first_img18 Jul 2012 Holly Clyburn targets USA matchplay spot Curtis Cup star Holly Clyburn has made the first cut at the North and South women’s championship at Pinehurst in the USA – and now targets a top 16 place to qualify for the matchplay. After yesterday’s second round the Woodhall Spa player was in a share of 17th place after adding a four-over par 76 to her first round 72. Holly was three-over par for her first nine yesterday, but two birdies in the second half meant she dropped just one shot on the way home. The field was cut after the second round to the top 60 players and ties. The stroke play rounds are being played on Pinehurst No 8, while the matchplay will take place on the historic No 2 course.   Curtis Cup star starts transatlantic campaign 18 July 2012 Curtis Cup star Holly Clyburn has begun a transatlantic campaign with a level par start in the women’s North and South amateur championship at Pinehurst in North Carolina. Her 72 on the No 8 course was a fine achievement after she scored a triple bogey eight on the second hole. However, she also had six birdies in her round and was two under for the second nine. Her score puts her in a share of eighth place and just three shots off the lead. After two more qualifying rounds the top 60 players and ties will move to the historic No 2 course for the matchplay event. Holly, an England international from Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, is spending a month in the USA playing golf. She will move on to the US women’s amateur championship at Cleveland golf and country club in Ohio from 6-8 Aug. As a Curtis Cup player she was exempt from qualifying. The 21-year-old played all five sessions of the Curtis Cup match at Nairn in June, winning three points and helping GB&I win the trophy for the first time in 16 years. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Sarah-Jane seals English title triumph with birdie

first_img16 May 2013 Sarah-Jane seals English title triumph with birdie Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane Boyd birdied the last hole to seal a two-shot victory in the English women’s amateur championship at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire.She beat English stroke play champion Alex Peters, who made a spirited sub-par charge over the closing holes, while Gabriella Cowley took third place.Sarah-Jane, (image © Leaderboard Photography) finished the 72-event on two over par and adds this success to the British stroke play title which she won last year. She said: “I feel so good, it’s so nice to win a second one because it proves the first wasn’t a fluke. It’s a stamp of authority.“It’s really special to me to win the English, it’s a real privilege to win it and I’m over the moon.”Sarah-Jane, 21, started the final round with a five-stroke lead, but she had to withstand the late charge of Alex Peters, who played the back nine in four-under par and, at one stage, reduced the deficit to just one.Alex birdied both the 16th and 17th and her putt on 18 came within a whisker of dropping. But, in the group behind, Sarah-Jane was playing with great determination and holing demanding putts for par when it counted, notably on the short 14th and the tricky 16th where water is a daunting feature.Her brother, Alex, caddied for her and helped to keep her focussed: “He kept saying ‘I know how determined you are, prove to me how much you want it.’“I kind of knew I always had the upper hand. I was never behind and it was a matter of keeping it together and playing the percentages.”She did exactly that on the par five 18th: “I thought I had a two-shot lead but then I discovered it was only one and that I had to make a par to win. I played it as a three-shot hole, hit my third from 130-yards to 7ft – and holed it! It was amazing.”The final day was blessed with sunshine – in marked contrast to the earlier rounds – and produced a host of sub-par scores. In the morning’s third round four players returned one-under 71: Chelsea Masters of Sussex and England international Amber Ratcliffe went on to finish joint fourth, Jo Hodge of Gloucestershire added a second 71 in the afternoon and finished 7th, while Charlotte Thompson of Essex was eighth.Alex Peters and Samantha Meese of Staffordshire also beat par with 71s in the afternoon.Leading final scoresPar 72 CSS 76 77 76 76290 Sarah Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 70 72 75292 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 71 77 73    71295 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) 71 73 76 75296 Samantha Meese (South Staffs) 75 76 74 71; Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 75 77 71 73; Chelsea Masters (Highwoods, Bexhill) 75 76 71 74297 Joanne Hodge (Kendleshire)    79 76 71 71298 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 79 76 71 72300 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 77 73 77 73302 Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 78 79 73 72, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 77 74 76 75, Emma Tayler (Saunton) 77 69 80 76last_img read more

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Inside Conditions…Mean-spirited

first_imgAUBREY BRUCE Former University of Pittsburgh basketball star Carl Krauser had encountered some difficulties outside of a Strip District nightclub a few years ago after a night out on the town. A disagreement ensued and Krauser was tasered by police and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other related charges.The next season, I covered the game between Pitt and Duquesne at the A.J. Palombo Center in Pittsburgh. When Krauser was introduced the student body began to chant taser, taser, and continued to chant and direct this word and other wretched phrases (some too graphic for this old salty dog to write here) at Krauser. Their faces were red with glee. Now this was supposed to be a student body from a Catholic university that generally aspires to create and maintain a higher standard of morals and values.Krauser, who is a native New Yorker, was and is usually thick-skinned when it comes to normal criticism but I saw through his tough inner city façade on that night. I knew that he was in emotional pain. I could see it in his face.Now what makes these ill-advised displays of team loyalty ironic is that most of these students would not “bust a grape” if they were forced to compete on the field or on the court. The majority of these video game, play station playing, fantasy football “standouts” are thoroughbred knuckleheads, spineless and heartless, probably not even possessing one cell of athletic ability. Plus, Terrelle Pryor and the rest of young athletes sanctioned to compete in the NCAA are playing for free so that the profits made by the universities as a result of athletic competition may provide better research labs, computers and other amenities for the percentage of students who are non-athletes. If you think that the tuition to attend college is daunting, imagine what the price of admission would be to walk the halls of the academia at the major universities of America without the cash cow of athletics and the guidance of the “farming overseers” from the NCAA.So the next time any of you zealots want to get low down and dirty when it comes to supporting the home team, think about all of the heads that would be hung down low especially in these perilous economic times without the profits made by nonprofit institutions from the blood, sweat and tears of the young men and women good enough and brave enough to enter and participate in athletic competition.* * *On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Denver Broncos 28-10 at Invesco field in Denver. Don’t be fooled by the score, this was more about Pittsburgh being able to make adjustments.In the first half the Steelers offense amassed just 54 total yards. Their first lead of the game was 7-3 because of a Tyrone Carter interception that he returned for six. But this competition was a statement about who wanted it more. Oh, we heard about how the high altitude was going to weigh heavily against any chance of the Steelers winning. How the absence of defensive backfield starter Ryan Clark was going to be blood in the water for the short passing game of the Broncos against the oxygen deprived defense of Pittsburgh, coupled with the Broncos seeking redemption for the miserable showing at Baltimore last week. When Pittsburgh deferred the opening kickoff, I scratched my head, especially after the Broncos drove down the field and kicked a field goal to begin the game but the Steelers are again appearing as if they one of the teams to beat in the AFC.Is it possible to have three teams from one division make the playoffs, one as division champion and two as wildcards? Who knows, but I am now checking for the lowest hotel rates in Miami in February. As I watched one of the many pre-game shows profiling the Penn State vs. Ohio State matchup last Saturday at Happy Valley, I was disturbed by the mean-spirited display of a few members of the Penn State student body. Some of them actually had shirts with the photo of Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor with his head hung low after Penn State defeated Ohio State at home in 2008.center_img It is okay to show your loyalty to your school. You can boo, even call a few names because that is the spirit of the 12th man but to profile and attempt to kill the spirit of any young man or woman for the sake of a game is uncalled for and unacceptable. For me, and I am only speaking for myself, I became afraid. I had flashbacks of young Black men, heads hung in shame, just prior to being brutalized in days gone by.There is no room for displays like that in college football or anywhere else. Penn State not only lost the football game a but a piece of its dignity.last_img read more

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NCAA Final Four Set after blowouts, surprises

first_img(AP)—After a season of uncertainty, there’s a clear favorite heading to the Final Four.The Louisville Cardinals.While the other No. 1s have fallen by the wayside, the top overall seed romped to the Georgia Dome with four dominant wins in the NCAA tournament. And, if the Cardinals need any extra motivation, they’ve got it.Sophomore guard Kevin Ware, who played his high school ball in the Atlanta suburbs, sustained a gruesome injury in Sunday’s regional final against Duke. Before he headed off to surgery, he courageously urged his teammates to finish the job.Now, they would like nothing more than to win it all for Ware.“We talked about it every timeout, ‘Get Kevin home,’” coach Rick Pitino said.Next stop, the A-T-L, where three rather unlikely teams will be looking to knock off the mighty Cardinals.First up, the surprising Shockers from Wichita State in the semifinals Saturday. The No. 9 seed has already pulled off two major upsets, but this would be the biggest stunner yet.If Louisville makes it through to next Monday night’s title game, the opponent would be either Michigan, sporting a new group of Fab Wolverines, or Syracuse, which comes at you with the stingiest zone defense in college basketball. The two No. 4 seeds will meet in the other semifinal game.All are underdogs to the Cardinals, who are winning by an average of nearly 22 points a game in the tournament.“I thought we had a chance there, and then boom,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who watched Louisville pull away for an 85-63 victory in the Midwest Regional final. “That’s what they do to teams. They can boom you.”In the other game Sunday, Michigan captured the South Regional with a 79-59 rout of Florida, leading from the opening tip. A day earlier, Syracuse shut down Marquette 55-39 to win the East Regional, while Wichita State punched its Final Four ticket with a 70-66 upset of Ohio State out West.In the final year of the Big East before it splits into two new conferences, Louisville and Syracuse provided a fitting send-off to a league that quickly became a basketball powerhouse after it was founded in 1979.Before it goes, this version of the Big East has a shot at one more national title.With two teams, no less.The Cardinals—who, like Syracuse, are moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference—shook off the incredible shock of Ware’s injury with about 6 1/2 minutes to go before halftime and blew out the second-seeded Blue Devils. The sophomore snapped his lower right leg after coming down awkwardly while defending a 3-point shot. The injury occurred right in front of the Louisville bench, where the players gasped and turned away quickly at the sight of Ware’s dangling leg, which was broken in two places.Russ Smith collapsed onto the floor, along with several players, and was crying as doctors attended to Ware. While Ware was loaded onto a stretcher, the Cardinals gathered at midcourt until Pitino called them over, saying the injured player wanted to talk to them before he left.“All he kept saying—and remember, the bone is six inches out of his leg—all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game! Win the game!’” Pitino said. “I’ve never seen that in my life. We’re all distraught and all he’s saying is, ‘Win the game.’ Kevin is a special young man.”This is a special team. Smith scored 23 points. Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.The Cardinals (33-5) simply refused to lose, breaking open a game that was tied at 42. They dove on the floor for loose balls. They pounded the boards ferociously. They contested every shot and swarmed around the Blue Devils like they had an extra player on the court.In a sense, they did, as Pitino reminded them during every timeout.“This is a gritty bunch,” the coach said. “From the beginning of the year to now, they’ve not had a bad game. I’m really proud of these guys.”Wichita State was the most improbable team to advance. The Shockers lived up to their nickname in the West, knocking off top-seeded Gonzaga in the second round and No. 2 seed Ohio State in the regional final Saturday night.Wichita State (30-8) built a 20-point lead on the Buckeyes, then managed to hang on through a nerve-racking final five minutes to pull off the latest upset in a tournament filled with them.That other team from Kansas isn’t content yet.“It feels very good,” said Cleanthony Early, a junior forward who, like most of his teammates, was passed over by higher-profile programs, “but we understand the fact that we’ve got to stay hungry and humble, because we’ve got two more games left to really be excited about.”Old-timers might remember Louisville and Wichita State as former conference rivals. The Cardinals were a member of the Missouri Valley Conference in the 1960s and ’70s, which meant annual games against the Shockers.Louisville holds a 19-5 edge in the series, but the teams haven’t played since 1976.Michigan (30-7) is headed back to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era of the early 1990s, when the Wolverines lost in back-to-back national title games. LOUISVILLE head coach Rick Pitino celebrates with Chane Behanan, left, and guard Russ Smith (2) after their 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final in the NCAA college basketball tournament, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals hire Roger Kingdom

first_imgRoger Kingdom (Courtesy Photo)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired two-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom as assistant strength and conditioning coach.The team also re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu.Kingdom won the 110-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and defended the title four years later in Barcelona. Kingdom set a world record in 1989 that stood for four years, and he was the 1989 Track and Field News athlete of the year.Kingdom played two years of football at Pitt before turning his attention to track, and in 2001 he returned to Pitt to finish his degree while working with the football and track teams.He has spent the last 10 years as director of the track and field and cross country programs at California University of Pennsylvania.Ta’amu appeared in 14 games, three as a starter, for the Cardinals last season after the team claimed him off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.last_img read more

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Pitt’s Johnson ready to return from knee injury

first_imgPittsburgh forward Durand Johnson talks about his recovery from an injury that cut last season short for him during the school’s annual media day for the upcoming NCAA college basketball season on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Durand Johnson was ready to make the leap from erratic role player to budding star last winter when it disappeared with one awkward step.Racing down the floor on the break against Wake Forest on Jan. 11, the livewire Pittsburgh forward thought about pulling up for a wide-open 3-pointer when he decided a layup would be the more responsible thing to do. He slashed into the lane only to have Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas bump him as he neared the basket.It wasn’t until Johnson got to the free throw line that he felt the twinge in his right knee. He stayed on the floor long enough to make both free throws before walking off the court and into the training room. An MRI revealed a torn ACL and a shredded meniscus, putting an abrupt end to his breakout sophomore season.Stunned doesn’t begin to describe it.“I’m thinking I’m fine,’” Johnson said. “I was devastated. I’m thinking, ‘this is my life, what am I going to do? Am I going to play again?’”Less than nine months later, the knee is fine. So is Johnson. He was cleared for contact two weeks ago, though a balky ankle will keep him briefly sidelined when the Panthers open practice this weekend. While the setback is frustrating, Johnson understand it could be worse.Most athletes who rehab their ACLs need anywhere from nine months to a year to recover, if not more. Not Johnson, who is already back dunking and playing with the kind of frenetic energy that made him one of the best sixth-men in the ACC before getting hurt.“God works in mysterious ways,” Johnson said. “I’m blessed to go back and just show out.”It’s what Johnson does best. He arrived at Pittsburgh as an athletic but raw spot up shooter who never met a 3-pointer he didn’t like to take. Tasked by Dixon to become a more well-rounded player, the light started to come on for the 6-foot-6 Johnson last winter. He scored in double figures eight times in 16 games, including a career-high 17 in a rout of Maryland five days before he was injured.Dixon always expected Johnson to score. It’s the way Johnson went about it last year that made the difference. Rather than stand behind the 3-point arc and wait for the ball, he began creating off the dribble and using screens to get open. And when he wasn’t open, instead of shooting anyway – a habit that dogged him as a freshman – he would look for someone else.The player who had 16 assists in 369 minutes during the 2012-13 season had 23 against only 14 turnovers in 317 minutes at the time he was hurt, a development that wasn’t lost on his coach.“His assist-to-turnover numbers were good,” Dixon said. “He didn’t know what that phrase meant when he got here.”Johnson does now. Call it a part of the maturation process that every Pitt player needs to go through if they want to see the floor regularly. In a way, watching helped his evolution continue. He studied teammate Lamar Patterson while the versatile forward became one of the best players in the ACC.Already one of the team’s emotional leaders, Johnson spent part of his rehab giving pep talks during halftime, a way for Dixon to make sure Johnson stayed involved as the Panthers went 26-10 while falling to Florida in the third round of the NCAA tournament.Johnson doesn’t plan to be a bystander this March. If the Panthers want to reach the second weekend of the tournament for the first time since 2009, they can’t afford to have him in street clothes. His reach and boundless energy makes him one of Pitt’s better perimeter defenders, and his fearlessness gives the Panthers a dynamic option to take some of the pressure off senior guard Cam Wright – who is out 10 weeks with a foot injury – and sophomore forward Michael Young.Dixon cautioned Johnson isn’t quite where he left off in January. It’s likely he will work Johnson in slowly to make sure the knee is stable. Johnson figures he’s at “86 percent.” He’s so confident in his knee’s health he doesn’t even wear a brace, just a compression sleeve that is as much a fashion statement as a protective device.Pressed on when he’ll find the other 14 percent, Johnson just laughs. He’s been chasing that 14 percent for years. It’s part of his drive.“I can play now but you can always be better,” he said. “I’m playing. I’m not thinking about the knee. It’s a great feeling.”last_img read more

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