At least 3 dead in Pittsburgh drug-overdose horror

first_imgIStock/MattGush(PITTSBURGH) — At least three people, all wearing orange wristbands, died from drug overdoses early Sunday and four others were hospitalized after police responded to a medical emergency at an apartment complex in Pittsburgh, officials said.Police and paramedics were called to the Southside Works City Apartments around 2 a.m. and discovered seven people in medical distress, including two who were unresponsive, police said. All of the victims were wearing orange wristbands apparently connected a venue they had been to Saturday night, police said.“The victims — including three people who died and four who remain hospitalized — appear to have been at the same venue together, and then to have gone to a second location at a private residence where they apparently overdosed on drugs,” the Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement. “The victims all took the narcotics at the same time and in the same location.”Police did not immediately say what kind of drugs the victims overdosed on, but expressed concern about a “tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community.”One man was found passed out in the street outside the apartment building and later died, police said at a news conference. Another victim was found unresponsive in an elevator, according to authorities.When police officers went inside the apartment where the drugs were allegedly taken, they found five other people in need of medical assistance, authorities said.The five people found inside the apartment were taken to a hospital with conditions ranging from serious to critical, officials said.“To be clear, this was not a case of a tainted drug being passed around or distributed in large volume at a large venue which could have affected even more people,” the police statement reads. “It appears to have been isolated to a single location.”Police said they identified multiple venues, including concerts, where orange wristbands were distributed but did not name the venue where the victims were before they overdosed.As a precaution, air tests in the apartment and throughout the complex were conducted and came back negative, authorities said.Police said no drug paraphernalia was found inside the building. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cinderella playing at Wellington Regent again this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater : Cinderella. (Held over for second week). Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. SPECIAL MATINEE: 2 P.M. MONDAY!Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour 45 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, RoviRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 84%. Audience review: 87% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:April 10- Insurgent.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Pirates-Twins game delayed by … a drone?

first_imgIf the Pirates or Twins are looking for a new outfielder, they might have one.Tuesday afternoon’s Pirates vs. Twins matchup in Minnesota was delayed, not because of inclement whether, or bees, or a cat, squirrel or any kind of live animal, but because of a drone hovering above the Target Field outfield. The identified flying object disappeared into the underbelly of Target Field, and the players took the field. Play ball.Something tells me the nerds at Statcast are behind this. (Well, maybe not.)Trevor Bauer and Matt Hardy’s whereabouts are unknown at press time. save your artsy drone footage of Minneapolis for after the game, please.#MNTwins pic.twitter.com/EAYUjjqv5s— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) August 4, 2020We are in a…drone delay.We don’t know. AL baseball is weird.— Pirates (@Pirates) August 4, 2020There’s a drone flying outside the ballpark and the umpires pulled everyone off the field. If you’re the jackass flying the drone near the ballpark, this game is already taking long enough.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) August 4, 2020Drone delay at Target Field. This is very bizarre 🤷🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/U7kRG1a9Rz— Marney Gellner (@MarneyGellner) August 4, 2020The Pirates-Twins are currently in a drone delay. 2020 in a nutshell… pic.twitter.com/tPP3VYyIJt— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) August 4, 2020We have a drone-based delay at Target Field. One was flying overhead, so they pulled everyone off the field for several minutes.Sure, why not. Doesn’t even crack the top 100 list for weird shit in 2020. UFO could land on the mound next inning and I’d say just play through.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) August 4, 2020FAGAN: MLB should go all in with weird rules for 2020To try to knock the four-prop drone on its electronic rear, players in both bullpens were attempting to hit the device with baseballs. Baseball is weird enough in 2020 with no fans, well, fake fans in the stands, players sitting in the front row with support signs, injuries aplenty and, oh, a little pandemic happening. It’s fine. It’s all fine. If the coronavirus won’t derail the MLB season, then a little drone won’t either.A drone made its appearance at Fenway Park in a 2019 game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays, but between innings. No harm, no foul. last_img read more

Neptunes Rushton, Matthew and Cowan golden in Castlegar

first_img“Samuel Matthew had some great races; he took off five seconds in his 200m I.M. going from a 2:51.02 to a 2:46.63 and took off three seconds in his 100m breaststroke to place first with a time of 1:22.15.”Host Castlegar won the team title ahead of rival Trail Stingrays. Grand Forks was third followed by Colville and the Neptunes.Creston, Kimberley and Cranbrook rounded out the eight-team field.The previous week in Colville, Holitzki and Rushton exchanged places while Cowan and Matthew finished at the top of the podium.Afford once again won silver.Nelson finished sixth behind Kimberley with Trail claiming the team title ahead of Castlegar.“We are pleased with the results from the Colville meet which is infamous as being the “fun” meet  — and this year was no exception,” said Afford.“The swimmer’s were able to tough out the 35-plus degree weather and still do best times.”“I am so happy with how the younger swimmers are progressing and really hope they realize the talent that they have,” Afford added.The Neptunes have a weekend off before traveling to Kimberley July 28-29.The Kootenay Regionals are August 4-5 in Colville.The top swimmers qualify for the B.C. Championships August 13-19 in Nanaimo. The a handful of Nelson Neptunes continue to shine in the pool as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season grinds to a halt.The Neptunes finished fifth overall at the recent Castlegar Aquanauts meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.“I was amazed with the results of this meet,” said Neptune skipper Rebecca Afford.“The swimmers just endured the hardest week of training of the season, but most were still able to get best times.”Headlining the small Neptune pod is the gold medal trio of Jaylen Rushton, Samuel Matthew and Sage Cowan.Rushton edged out teammate Madeline Holitzki for the gold medal in the division one girls while Matthew and Cowan earned top spots in division four boys and division four girls, respectively.Afford rounded out the medals winning silver in division seven girls.“The senior swimmers (Division 3 and up) have had the most intense practices, but performed well despite that,” Afford explained.last_img read more

FAVORED CATCH A FLIGHT TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 PRECISIONIST STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PRAT; MANDELLA NOTCHES 2,000TH CAREER WIN IN PROCESS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2015)–Favored Catch a Flight split horses turning for home and went on to a convincing three quarter length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Precisionist Stakes, as he got 1 1/16 miles under Flavien Prat in 1:42.22. Most recently third in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap March 7, Catch a Flight provided Richard Mandella with the 2,000th win in his Hall of Fame career.With longshot Mystery Train and last year’s Precisionist winner Fury Kapcori setting the early pace, Catch a Flight was a close fourth approaching the quarter pole and seized the opportunity to split horses two off the rail.“I had a lot of horse on the far turn,” said French-born Prat, who got his first North American graded stakes win. “When I got a good spot I let him run. When he got the lead he waited a little bit, he was doing it so easy. I split horses easy because I had a lot of horse.”Off at 7-5 in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up, Catch a Flight paid $4.80, $3.20 and $2.40. A 1 1/8 miles allowance winner two starts back on Feb. 13, the 5-year-old Argentine-bred horse by Giant’s Causeway now has two wins from four stateside starts and is 14-8-0-3 overall. Owned by Haras Santa Maria de Araras, Inc., he picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his career earnings to $273,239.“We thought there was too much speed so he settled him back and got between horses and he did it like a pro,” said Mandella. “Flavien rode him like the champ that he is, so it was really great…He’s developing very nicely.“The Gold Cup is the big target (Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita at a mile and a quarter June 27), maybe using The Californian (May 30) as a stepping stone. I’m not sure yet.”Mandella was circumspect when asked about his milestone, 2,000th victory.“It’s good, but it took a long time,” he said. “I did it one inch at a time, 42 years…This didn’t come overnight.”Ridden by Alex Solis, longshot Sammy Mandeville rallied from last to be second, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Motown Men. Off at 8-1, “Sammy” paid $7.80 and $4.60.Motown Men was attentive to the pace, rallied four wide at the top of the lane and was third best under Tyler Baze, finishing 3 ¼ lengths clear of Blue Tone. The second choice at 7-2, Motown Men paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.88, 46.11, 1:10.63 and 1:35.75.Lured by the prospect of the 141st Kentucky Derby from Louisville and an 11-race card at Santa Anita, an on-track crowd of 25,486 contributed to a robust overall pari-mutuel handle of $22,071,224, a slight increase over last year’s $21,307,634.First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. KENTUCKY DERBY DAY CROWD OF 25,486 CONTRIBUTES TO ROBUST TOTAL HANDLE OF $22 MILLIONlast_img read more

Raiders’ Anthony Rush hoping to finish strong to land spot on roster

first_imgAnthony Rush went to high school in North Carolina, community college in Mississippi and college in Alabama. If Rush is to achieve his dream of making the NFL, he’ll need to do it in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Not exactly the conventional route for a spot on the 53-man roster of the Raiders.“I didn’t go to a Power 5 school,” Rush said. “I’m a JUCO product. I didn’t have the easy route to D-1. Now I’m on the same stage as everybody else, and I can show what I can do.”Rush will be a player to watch …last_img

Attributes of the Helping Professional

first_imgWhich attribute is most important?I find this wheel to be a useful tool for professional reflection and growth.  It begs the question, “Which attribute is most important?”Of course, I know that all of the attributes are important.  But, if we stop there, we have not really examined anything, and the wheel is just nice graphic and little more.  The real magic occurs when we take the time to really think about out which attribute may be most important.  It leads us to evaluate the importance of each one of the attributes in the work that we do.  It also requires us to think about how families that we work with see us.  We begin to consider how displaying a particular attribute may impact our ability to establish trust with families and ensure the best possible outcomes.Try this experiment.  Take a minute to think about a helping professional who provides important services for you or a close family member.   You may think about a doctor who provides healthcare when you are sick, a school teacher who works with your child, or some other key helping professional in your life.  Which attribute from the list do you believe is most important for them to display when working with you?  Which attribute, if not displayed, would represent a deal breaker for you?  For example, how would you handle a teacher working with your child each day who is unable to display a basic level of emotional maturity, or a counselor who us unable to display empathy?Now, think about your work in providing services.  Rank the attributes on the wheel in order with the one that you display most consistently ranked first and the one you display least consistently ranked last.  Thinking about this carefully may take a few minutes.  How do these attributes impact your effectiveness in working with families?  Which attributes were at the bottom of your list?  Are there attributes that you believe you can ignore in your work?  How might displaying all of the attributes help you in your work?This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on September 4, 2015.last_img read more

10 months agoFernandinho lauds relentless Man City teammate Bernardo Silva

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Fernandinho lauds relentless Man City teammate Bernardo Silvaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernandinho has lauded Bernardo Silva following his performance in Thursday night’s 2-1 win over Liverpool.Silva ran 13.7 kilometres, the most of any player in the league this season, to help reigning champions City reduce their gap to the league leaders by four points.The Brazilian said: “I think he showed his class.”He has showed his technique so many times, but today [Thursday] he was so aggressive, recovered so many balls and he proved he is very good – one of the best players in our team. He is so important for us.” last_img

With JT Barrett under center Ohio State travels to Rutgers

OSU then-redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs with the ball during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 18, 2014 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoAs No. 1 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0) looks for its 21st straight victory, it will be doing so with a new, yet familiar, face under center.Redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett, who started 12 games in 2014 and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting, unseated redshirt junior Cardale Jones as the starting quarterback before the Buckeyes’ Week 8 matchup at Rutgers, OSU coach Urban Meyer announced on Tuesday.“J.T has earned the right to start Saturday at Rutgers,” Meyer said during the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference.Jones has started each of the Buckeyes’ seven games this season but was benched in the second half in favor of Barrett against Penn State after a 9-of-15, 84-yard performance. Barrett, used throughout the game in the red zone as well as the extended run in the second half, was 4-of-4 for 30 yards and two touchdowns while running 11 times for 102 yards and two additional scores.Regardless of who is calling the plays for the offense, senior left tackle Taylor Decker said he thinks the unit is hitting its stride.“I think we’re farther along than we were at this time last year,” Decker said. “There’s always going to be a ton of questions and everything … but I think we’re farther along.”Decker went on to say that the offense was being held back by two areas of weakness, which it went on the attack to eliminate.“We’re improving. We’re a capable offense,” Decker said. “I think we have been, honestly, playing well. I think the issues were turning the ball over and penalties.”With seven wins in the books, OSU now turns its attention to Rutgers (3-3, 1-2).The Scarlet Knights grabbed their first conference win last week at Indiana in a 55-52 shootout. Rutgers trailed 52-27 late in the third quarter of that game, but came all the way back to win on a 26-yard field goal as time expired.While Rutgers carries one of the country’s worst defenses with 447.3 yards allowed per game, OSU sophomore guard Billy Price said the Buckeyes must respect any foe, especially one in the Big Ten.“You can’t go into any games taking them lightly, because it’s college football and any team will creep up on you, so we have the utmost respect for them,” Price said.Price said the size Rutgers has on the defensive line stands out to him when he looks at tape and thinks back to last season’s meeting, a 56-17 OSU romp in Columbus.The Buckeyes will look to go into High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, to do the same on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.Rushing leaderboardAgainst Penn State, junior running back Ezekiel Elliott eclipsed the 3,000-yard rushing mark with his 153 yards.Now, several former Buckeyes sit in front of him to be passed on the all-time OSU rankings.If Elliott hits his season average of 141 rushing yards on Saturday, he could move from eighth to fifth on the list. The St. Louis native would pass former OSU running backs Carlos Hyde and Keith Byers to move into sixth place, but moving into fifth could pose a challenge.Redshirt senior Braxton Miller currently stands 118 yards in front of Elliott with 3,246. While it seems clear that Elliott will soon pass the former quarterback, a strong game from Miller could keep him in fifth for at least one more week.Beanie Wells would be the next in line after Miller for Elliott to pass, as he sits in fourth place, 254 yards in front of Elliott. Archie Griffin is the all-time leader with 5,589 yards, a mark that would be difficult for Elliott to eclipse even if he chooses to forgo the NFL draft for his senior year.Injury reportThough he left the Penn State game in the first possession with an ankle sprain and did not return, Meyer described senior linebacker Joshua Perry as “probable” for Saturday.Another senior defensive starter will not have the same fortune, however, as defensive lineman Tommy Schutt had wrist surgery after the game. Meyer said Schutt “should be back in a couple of weeks,” but will miss the game against Rutgers. Listed in his place on OSU’s depth chart are redshirt senior Joel Hale and redshirt sophomore Michael Hill.While healthy, the Buckeyes will also be without senior linebacker Cam Williams for the first half of the game due to a second-half targeting call that had him ejected from the game against Penn State. Junior Joe Burger entered the depth chart in Williams’ absence.For the Scarlet Knights, senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo, the school’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions, is considered questionable with a right ankle injury. Carroo said he’ll “definitely be playing” after Rutgers’ win over Indiana, but he did not practice on Tuesday. Up nextThe Buckeyes will have their first bye week of the season upon returning from Piscataway. Their next game is scheduled to be an 8 p.m. affair at Ohio Stadium against Minnesota on Nov. 7. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State ties Maryland 11

Ohio State women’s soccer head coach Lori Walker-Hock paces the sidelines in the second of the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter tying Rutgers 0-0 on Friday, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (7-5-3, 4-2-3 Big Ten) drew a 1-1 tie with Maryland (4-8-5, 2-5-2 Big Ten) on Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.  Maryland freshman forward Emily McNesby scored the first goal of the game in the 29th minute from six yards, marking her first career goal for the Terrapins, which was assisted by senior forward Jarena Harmon.  Despite retaining possession for much of the first half, the Buckeyes remained scoreless at halftime, with Maryland holding a 1-0 lead. Coming out of halftime, sophomore defender Izzy Rodriguez scored a goal for the Buckeyes in the 49th minute to tie up the game, hitting a 20-yard shot off the left post, ending regulation in a 1-1 tie. Ohio State senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr recorded three saves in Sunday’s game against the Terrapins, as the Terrapins recorded four shots on goal along with 18 total shots. Ohio State freshman defender/midfielder Talani Barnett said she thinks the team’s performance went really well today against Maryland. “We fought hard throughout the whole game,” Barnett said. “And we were strong. The outcome didn’t end up the way we wanted it to, but we still played really hard.”At the end of the game, Ohio State held an 8-2 advantage over Maryland in corner kicks, meanwhile, the Terrapins held a 7-3 edge in saves over the Buckeyes. Ohio State will resume action on the road when it plays Purdue on Thursday at 6 p.m. read more