Boy dies after collapsing during gym run

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – A sixth-grade student at John Muir Middle School collapsed during a run with his gym class Thursday morning and later died at a hospital, apparently of heart trouble, officials said. Austin Cook, 11, was taking a morning run with his gym class when he fell, said Joel Shapiro, deputy superintendent with the Burbank Unified School District. The boy was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he later died. “It’s a tragedy for anyone, and it’s particularly a tragedy at a school community when someone of this age passes away,” Shapiro said. “And our deepest condolences are with the family.” Austin was initially conscious and complaining of chest pain, Shapiro said. The boy underwent surgery at the hospital before being pronounced dead about 2 p.m., Shapiro said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsPolice and school officials said the child appears to have died of heart trouble, but a coroner’s examination is pending to determine the exact cause of death. Austin did not complain of any pain before collapsing, and John Muir Middle School had nothing in the student’s health record showing that he had any problem with his heart, Shapiro said. [email protected] 818-546-3304last_img read more

England defender Chris Smalling allays injury fears ahead of Euro 2016 opener

first_img England defender Chris Smalling England centre-back Chris Smalling insists there are no concerns over his fitness ahead of the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 opener against Russia.The Manchester United star left Tuesday’s training session with an ice pack strapped to his left knee, leading to fears he could miss Saturday’s clash in Marseille.But the Football Association’s medical team were not worried by the problem, and the player has revealed he will continue to work with the group as normal in the build-up to the game.There was no sign of a bandage as Smalling reported for media duty in Chantilly on Wednesday, with an afternoon workout at the side’s Stade de Bourgognes base planned for later in the afternoon.“There’s no injury scare there, it’s normal,” said the 26-year-old.“I often ice different parts of my body or jump in an ice bath. It’s just normal recovery process to be ready for the next day, no worries there.”That will be music to the ears of manager Roy Hodgson, who gambled by taking just seven defenders and three centre-halves to France.Left-back Ryan Bertrand has already missed several days of training with an unspecified knock, while centre-half Gary Cahill required painkilling injections on a hip injury before leaving England.England would, therefore, be forgiven for treating Smalling and company with kid gloves but he is happy with the make-up of the squad.“We’ve got a couple of other people who can play centre back so I don’t think it’s a position that’s necessarily a worry.“I think we’re very well covered in all positions.” 1last_img read more

Safety group launches Safe Cycling Initiative

first_imgDonegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG) is once again launching its Safe Cycling Initiative reminding all road users that road safety applies to every one of us – motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council said all road users are vulnerable and have duties of care to each other.“The importance of motorists allowing a 1.5m passing distance when overtaking cyclists cannot be stressed enough and we also need to impress on motorists the vulnerability of cyclists and the need to respect them as road-using equals”. He added that evidence shows that excessive speed is one of the greatest threats on the road and any impact with a cyclist or pedestrian at even 50km an hour carries a 50 per cent death threat.Dealing with that particular vulnerability requires personal visibility and greater traffic awareness by all road users.The DRSWG is once again in conjunction with Donegal Sports Partnership distributing high viz gilets encouraging as many cyclists as possible wear them.Donegal County Council Road Safety Offcier Brian O’Donnell. (North West Newspix)Mr O’Donnell added “Cyclists need to be clearly visible and the distribution of high viz cycling gilets is a step in the right direction to help protect cyclists on the road. We received positive feedback from the cycling clubs following this campaign last year and we hope that cycling clubs will continue to promote this safe cycling initiative. “Cyclists have their own responsibilities regarding their own safety, lighting, high visibility clothing and helmets, clear signals and strict adherence to the rules of the road. We would like to shift the mentality and attitudes of cyclists to ensure that they take their own safety on board.“While there is bad behaviour by both cyclists and motorists, it is an unequal relationship and motorists should recognise their particular vulnerability, slow down and give them more room when overtaking.“The timing of this initiative is also appropriate following the success of last week’s National Bike Week and we hope to encourage as many as possible to wear the cycling gilets. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians all need to share the road safely. We should all respect each other’s space and ensure that everyone stays safe.”To get a high viz gilets email [email protected] group launches Safe Cycling Initiative was last modified: July 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:councilCYCLINGdonegalsafetylast_img read more

10 months ago​Brighton boss Hughton weighs up Murray recall

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton boss Hughton weighs up Murray recallby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton must decide on whether to recall Glenn Murray to his starting lineup.The veteran attacker has enjoyed success against West Ham United, Brighton’s upcoming opponents, in recent games.He scored twice in the 3-0 win at the Hammers last season. But Florin Andone has also been in good form.Speaking on their last win over Manuel Pellegrini’s side, Hughton told The Argus: “It was an emphatic win but I also remember the two centre-halves had to defend really well, deal with a lot of crosses.”Glenn got the first one and Jose (Izquierdo) scored a wonderful goal, it was almost like one of those games that everything went our way.”It was a memorable one but they have certainly come on since then. All we want to do is be right in the game but they are a very good team at the moment.”It will absolutely be a more difficult game than last year. They will start as favourites, they are at home, and we will have to make sure we turn up.” last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli legend Diego Maradona tells fans he’s fine

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli legend Diego Maradona tells fans he’s fineby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli legend Diego Maradona has told fans he’s fine after a health scare.A routine check-up showed blood in his stomach last week.However, he was sent home a few hours later and spoke to supporters via social media.“I want to thank you for the messages of encouragement. I’m fine and sorry to have worried you for no reason.“I wish to reassure you that there’s nothing serious, I am fine. Today I am taking care of my grandchildren Benja, Dieguito Matias and my son Diego Fernando.“A kiss to you all.” last_img read more

Video/Photo: Iowa State Crowd Rushes Court After Knocking Off No. 1 Oklahoma

first_imgIowa State fans storm the court after beating Oklahoma.Iowa State Court StormOn the same day they were voted No. 1 in both major polls ,Oklahoma suffered its second loss of the season, 82-77 at the hands of No. 19 Iowa State.And how did the fans in Ames celebrate the big victory? With a huge court storm, how else?Another No. 1 goes down, another court storm https://t.co/s9C2OvR5bO— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) January 19, 2016Shout out to security. Great protection of OU in court Storm pic.twitter.com/vXv9ipdypT— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) January 19, 2016Storm that court! pic.twitter.com/4XTDIyoE8A— Anthony Samuelson (@ajsamuelson) January 19, 2016Storming the court when your team is also ranked? We’re not sure about that. But we do know one thing: the Big 12 is flat-out awesome this year. Every Big Monday game in the conference is must-see TV.last_img read more

Business Of Reggae Music Must Be Taken Seriously – Ndombet-Assamba

first_img ‘Global Reggae’ features the plenary sessions from the inaugural Global Reggae Conference in 2008 Story Highlights The High Commissioner said the book, shows us that reggae is not just “a little ting” The High Commissioner said she is concerned that the business of Reggae music is not being taken seriously in Jamaica Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Her Excellency, Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, says that the musicians, singers and all those involved in Reggae music should take the business aspect of the industry seriously.Speaking at the recent London launch of the book ‘Global Reggae,’ edited by University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor, Dr. Carolyn Cooper, the High Commissioner said she is concerned that the business of Reggae music is not being taken seriously in Jamaica. She said the book clearly shows that the music is being taken seriously all over the world.“My concern is that Jamaicans need to find a way to make money out of reggae.  We need to make sure that for music that is created in Jamaica, by Jamaicans that everything is copyrighted and that it is operated as a business. Our musicians, our artistes, the people who develop the reggae, really ought to be the ones making money out of the reggae.  That is not always so.  I hope our performers, and our producers, will stop behaving as if they’re just doing a ‘ting,’” she stated.‘Global Reggae’ is published by UWI Press and features the plenary sessions from the inaugural Global Reggae Conference in 2008. Contributors to the text include Erna Brodber, Peter Ashbourne, Roger Steffens, Clive Walker and Dr. Cooper.The High Commissioner said the book, shows us that reggae is not just “a little ting”.Dr. Cooper, in a question and answer session outlined the journey to ‘Global Reggae’, which started with a lecture at the Jamaica Conference Centre, the development of the Reggae Studies Unit and the Global Reggae Conference.  She said that when the event was first suggested many believed a very substantial conference was not feasible.The 14 lectures, which comprise the book, were given during the conference by keynote speakers from all over the world, who were invited to share how Jamaican reggae has been appropriated and adapted in a variety of cultural contexts across the globe.Renowned poet and musician, Linton Kwesi Johnson, who participated in the session, said that ‘Global Reggae’ is an important book.He noted that the lectures contained in the publication, “exemplify the length and breadth of current scholarship of Jamaican popular music. It makes an important contribution to the inter-disciplinary study of popular culture, and the first ever of the reggae movement.”Mr. Johnson also acknowledged the role that the Diaspora plays in bringing the music to a wider audience.“Yes, Jamaican popular music has had a phenomenal impact on popular global culture, but what we sometimes forget is that it was the post-World War II settlement of the Jamaican Diaspora in Britain that made the globalisation possible,” he noted.last_img read more

Dave Chappelle to present Icon Award at Canadian Screen Awards

first_imgAdvertisement Comedy star Dave Chappelle will be in Toronto to present the Icon Award to homegrown comedy brand Just For Laughs at the Canadian Screen Awards.He will present the award, which celebrates important achievements in Canada’s screen industry, on March 12.Founded in 1983 in Montreal, Just For Laughs has become one of the best-known comedy brands. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “With over 30 years of brilliant work, Just for Laughs is one of the world’s finest comedy brands, firmly established as the quintessential breeding ground for Canadian comedy,” Martin Katz, chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, said in a statement.last_img read more

Tax changes could hurt family farm operations

first_imgThe Alberta Wheat Commission has made its views on the federal government’s proposed tax changes clear during a visit to Ottawa and now they are urging producers to have their say.The AWC is telling producers to take time from their busy harvest schedules and write their MPs about their concerns.Chair Kevin Auch said these changes will have an impact on passive savings.“Sometimes you want to build up a cash reserve on your farm, in order to be able to expand, or buy a machine, or a piece of land or whatever and if that income is taxed at a high level then it just effects our ability to grow,” Auch said.He added, the proposed changes will also hurt a family’s ability to pass the farm down to the next generation.last_img read more

New Fish Creek Forest trails can now be developed

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C – With the completion of a wildlife study on the Fish Creek Forest trails, Council has given the go-ahead to develop the trail system based on the recommendations of the wildlife assessment prepared by Roy Northern Environmental Ltd.As the report concluded there would be minimal impact on local wildlife the development of new trails to replace the closed portion of the Silviculture trail at Fish Creek can now proceed.In February, Robin Langille, Director of Facilities and Grounds for the City of Fort St. John shared in his presentation to Council potential new trails to increase the length of the trail network and increase connectivity through the trails as the Silviculture trail was now closed. In the presentation an internal loop trail or the figure 8 trail was recognized as a potential solution to the trail system as Langille shares they found a trail that the footing of the trail has already had alignment and grading created, going on to share it has probably been used by people yet the ‘entranceway’ to the trail was not so noticeable and would require being opened up.Mayor Lori Ackerman addressed concerns with the new trail as it may have actually have been created by Wildlife. Ackerman shared she wanted to keep both wildlife and users of the trails separate from each other, to keep both safe by limiting opportunities to have surprise interactions.Ackerman went on to share the City needed to know in fact, if this is a game trail by involving a B.C. Conservation Officer or someone with Wildlife experience before the City staff proceeds with implementing the new trail system.To view the Report; CLICK HERElast_img read more