Mom, 38, goes missing from NC home; police not ruling out foul play

first_imgNash County Sheriff(NASHVILLE, N.C.) — A North Carolina nurse went missing from her home over the weekend and investigators have not ruled out the possibility of foul play, authorities said. Diana Alejandra Keel was reported missing by her daughter on Saturday, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon Medina told ABC News Tuesday. The 38-year-old woman was last seen by her husband, Lynn Keel, on Friday, and her car is parked at their home in Nashville, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Medina would not say if Keel’s wallet or phone were left at the house. According to Diana Keel’s employer, she had not reported to work in the last few days, the sheriff’s office said. She works as an emergency room nurse, according to her Facebook page. Authorities are suspicious because “she was a professional” and “stayed in contact with family,” reported ABC Raleigh station WTVD-TV. Diana Keel’s family, husband and co-workers have been interviewed, Medina said. The missing wife and mother is described as a Hispanic woman with brown hair and hazel eyes. She’s 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the sheriff’s office. Medina urged the public to be on the lookout for Diana Keel. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tulsa officials announce precautions ahead of Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ rally

first_imgcineman69/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(TULSA, Okla.) — Tulsa, Oklahoma officials have announced precautions ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally on Saturday, his first since the pandemic began and one that has been criticized by some for a multitude of reasons. A curfew began in a section of Tulsa on Thursday at 10 p.m. local time and is in effect until Saturday at 6 a.m., as worries grow over violent protests, according to Tulsa police. After the rally, another curfew will be in place until 6 a.m. Sunday. The rally begins at 7 p.m. The affected area is inside the borders of West 6th Street, South Boulder Avenue, North Guthrie Street and West Archer Street. Police said those who had camped out in the area, waiting for the rally, were being removed.Tulsa’s 19,000-seat BOK Center, where the rally will be held, is in the center of those borders.There is concern among officials about whether people “from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other states are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally.” Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum signed an executive order stating that the manufacturer, transfer or use of Molotov cocktails or any explosive device is prohibited in the city. Bynum wrote on Facebook on Friday that he is aware some people think the rally “is great” and others think it “is reckless.” “Tulsa will be the first city in the country to host a major event on Saturday. We do this as our positive COVID-19 cases are rising, but while our hospital capacity remains strong,” he wrote. “Some think it is great, some think it is reckless. Regardless of where each of us falls on that spectrum, we will go through it as a community. ” Tulsa police wrote in a statement, “This is an unprecedented event for the City of Tulsa and has hundreds of moving parts, we are asking for everyone’s help in making this a safe event for all citizens.” Anyone who refuses to leave the designated area during the curfew could face a fine or be arrested, police added. For the curfew, no one other than certain officials will be able to walk, run, loiter, stand or drive in the designated area, police said.Trump has pushed forward with the rally despite concerns about the coronavirus’ spread in the city. Vice President Mike Pence has applauded Oklahoma for its handling of the pandemic, saying the state “has really been in the forefront of our efforts to slow the spread, and in a very real sense, they’ve flattened the curve.” However, data released by state and local public health departments there paints a different picture. The daily number of coronavirus cases statewide have actually increased over the last week, while the number of tests conducted each day has declined slightly, according to the state’s health department. The number of daily cases in the Tulsa area has also trended upward over the past two weeks, while the rate of testing has remained about the same, according to Tulsa County’s health department. Beyond virus concerns, Trump also faced criticism for the original date of his rally, which fell on Friday, the day of the Juneteenth holiday.Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. For many black Americans, it is celebrated as an Independence Day.Trump changed the date “out of respect.” The Trump campaign said each attendee will receive a mask and hand sanitizer, and will have to undergo a temperature check before entering the BOK Center. BOK’s management company said they are requesting a health and safety plan from the Trump campaign to detail how social distancing will be addressed, according to ABC Tulsa affiliate KTUL-TV. The company also said the center has installed 400 hand sanitizing stations and plexiglass partitions at concession stands, according to the affiliate. However, the company said they are only encouraging the masks handed out by the Trump campaign, not requiring them. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UVM gets $230,000 ‘great’ Lake Champlain research grant

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) has announced $230,000 in Sea Grant funding to the University of Vermont for research and management of fisheries, water quality, invasive species control and other efforts for Lake Champlain and its surrounding watershed. The funding is the latest installment made possible because of the status Lake Champlain now has within the Sea Grant Program, run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Leahy memorably fought and won his battle in 1998 to include Lake Champlain in the Sea Grant Program. In the process the lake briefly was deemed a “Great Lake” for the program’s purposes.  Since Leahy’s win, the Sea Grant Program has included Lake Champlain grant funding to UVM and other institutions.Leahy said, “As we’ve hoped and worked for, the Sea Grant Program has become an engine in the ongoing work to clean up our ‘great’ Lake Champlain.”The grant will be used to continue research and outreach programs focused across the Lake Champlain Basin.  Researchers will be examining ways to mitigate the impacts of storm water runoff on the lake, managing invasive species, and implementing shoreline protection programs, among other initiatives. Breck Bowden, director of UVM’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program, said:  “We deeply appreciate Senator Leahy’s efforts to support critical funding for NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program, which directly funds the Lake Champlain Sea Grant project.  This new award will help us better understand and protect the lake for future generations.”The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program is a collaborative effort between Vermont and New York that  engages many partners and communities around the lake to promote a wide comprehensive approach to the management of Lake Champlain and its surrounding watersheds.(FRIDAY, May 9, 2014) – Senator Patrick Leahylast_img read more

Top 10 Festival of Holidays Food Items at Disney California Adventure

first_imgShare This!If you’re visiting Disneyland Resort November 8, 2019, through January 6, 2020 then you’ll definitely want to check out Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. One of the best things about this seasonal celebration is the many unique food items that are only available during this time of year. There’s a ton of new items and a handful of returning favorites from previous years, so to help you out here’s our top 10 Festival of Holidays Food Items at Disney California Adventure.Reimagined Beef Wellington – A Twist on Tradition – $8.50The beef wellington is not only the best item of this year’s Festival of Holidays, but it’s the best item of any of the DCA’s seasonal festivals so far. It has a generous portion of beef, wonderfully flaky pastry, table service quality ingredients, and it’s Mickey shaped. What more could you want?Shepherd’s Upside-down Pie (Plant-Based) – Grandma’s Recipes – $7.75For a vegetarian entree this item was surprisingly hearty. The “meat” being plant-based was unnoticeable and I would have never known if I didn’t read the entree name before I ordered. Like the previously mentioned beef wellington, the Mickey-shaped pastry here is also flaky and tasty.Non-Alcoholic House-made Horchata – Merry Mashups – $6.50 ($13.00 for alcoholic version)The “House-made” Horchata (should we consider something being “house-made” when it’s coming from an industrial kitchen at theme park, made in portions that serve hundreds of thousands of people?) is sinfully creamy with just the right amount of cinnamon and a gigantic helping of whipped cream. I enjoyed getting this drink first and taking it with me to the other booths while I ate some of the more salty items.Churros Yule Log – Merry Mashups – $6.00Perfect for all those churro fans out there is this Churros Yule Log. The name doesn’t lie, it tastes like a churro!Churro Toffee Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic) – Holiday Duets – $6.50You really can’t go wrong mixing toffee and churro flavoring in anything. I feel like some people will find this drink too sweet, but if you can handle the other desserts on this list you wont have a problem. Also the Churro Toffee Cold Brew is over $1 more than the cold brew drinks found at the Starbucks on Buena Vista Street, but at least you get some interesting ingredients here that aren’t available otherwise.Caramelized Apple Cake – With Crème Anglaise and Salted Caramel Sauce – Making Spirits Bright – $5.00Why do warm apples covered in salted caramel taste so good? Can we get some scientists to investigate that? Anyway, this is a perfect dessert for those chilly nights during the holiday season. Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese – Favorite Things – $7.75The rich and creamy mac & cheese blend perfectly with the stuffing, which has a wonderfully pleasant crunch to it.Turkey & Stuffing Tamale with Cranberry Relish – Merry Mashups – $7.75Tamales are one of my favorite food items. I’ve probably had thousands of them in my 36 years on this earth, and surprisingly this was up there in terms of taste. It was like a Thanksgiving dinner, but in a tamale. The turkey was perfectly cooked, the sauce on top was not too thick or rich, and the tamale itself was just right (not dry at all). Shockingly, the price for this item did not go up this year.“Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron – Making Spirits Bright – $5.50First of all, take a look at the presentation on this thing. I really like that it looks like a campfire. Second, the taste is very very good. It really does taste like a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows. This item is very sweet, which may turn some people off. Those people are crazy. Thank them for not wanting any of your precious macaron and eat it all on your own.Chorizo Queso Fundido – with house-made tortilla chips – Brews & Bites – $6.50Chorizo is sinfully good. Thankfully, calories don’t count when you’re in a Disney theme park. Yes, these are pretty much fancy nachos. But hey, they’re delicious and easily shareable with a group of people.If you want to try multiple items you should definitely consider getting the Sip and Savor Pass, which is available at multiple kiosks and shops throughout the park. It allows you to pay one price, and then try eight items of your choosing. The DCA Festival of Holidays Sip and Savor Pass is $54 (or $51 if you’re an annual passholder). Remember to use the pass on high-value items, not the cheaper desserts. If you use your pass to get eight items that cost $7.75 each, the total if you paid cash would be $62. But if you use your Sip and Savor pass to get eight desserts that cost $5.50 each, your total in cash would be $44. Be sure to do the math on what you want to buy to make sure the Sip and Savor Pass is a good value for you.Let us know what you think about our top 10 Festival of Holidays Food Items at Disney California Adventure. Let us know about any items that you think should be on this list.last_img read more

Parma suffer Karamoh blow

first_imgYann Karamoh faces an extended spell on the sidelines after the Parma winger injured knee ligaments. The former Inter attacker was forced off during his side’s 1-1 draw with Fiorentina last Saturday, and a medical visit revealed damage to the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. “Yann Karamoh underwent diagnostic tests following the distortion trauma to his right knee, showing damage to the lateral collateral ligament,” the club wrote in a statement on its official website. “A consultation with a specialist will be performed tomorrow [on Wednesday].” Karamoh is set to join four of his Parma teammates on the treatment table, but there’s good news for Inglese. The striker has completed ankle treatment and can now resume training, before reporting back for match duty in a few weeks. “Roberto Inglese, who was treated today, was the subject of a specialist visit in Amsterdam with Professor Nieck van Dijk yesterday. “The orthopaedist confirmed the progress of the recovery from the recent injury to his left ankle, allowing him to be partially active in training. The next check is set in three weeks.” On the other hand, defenders Bruno Alves and Vincent Laurini remain on the comeback trail. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Gautam Gambhir toiling hard in comeback bid

first_imgGymnastics and mixed martial arts do not come naturally to Indian batsmen but former opener Gautam Gambhir, toiling in Perth to revive his international career, does not mind giving them a try if it helps get him back to the top.Once described by former batting partner Virender Sehwag as the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar, Gambhir has fallen out of favour with selectors and spent 20 months in the wilderness before making a brief comeback in England last year.However, a highest score of 18 in four innings banished Gambhir back to test exile, with many blaming the 2009 ICC Test Player of the Year’s decline to technical flaws, especially a penchant for poking at deliveries outside off-stump.”I know there is a talk about that but? I don’t see it as a demon to be honest,” the 33-year-old Gambhir told Reuters in an email interview.”It’s a mode of dismissal that a lot of left-handers go through and so do right-handers when they face left-arm quicks bowling over the wicket,” said Gambhir, currently training under the watchful eye of former Australia opener Justin Langer.”It’s not about ironing the flaws. In fact, I want to take my game to invincible levels. That is why I am here,” he said of his stint under Langer, also coach of Western Australia.”My schedule here is revolved around a lot of batting in the nets and facing up to the Western Australia bowlers. I also did a bit of mix martial arts and gymnastics, which was fun.”advertisementIn a way, it seems almost natural that Gambhir should turn to another gutsy left-handed opener to revive his career.”Similarities yes, but it was more a case? of me relating to his ideology and philosophy,” the Delhi-born player said.”I met him during the last Champions League and we spoke about the art, the science and the joy of batting.”That meeting helped me understand him better and after this year’s IPL, I wanted to work on my game and thought Justin Langer will be the best man for that,” said Gambhir, who has scored more than 4,000 runs in 56 tests, averaging 42.58.HARD YARDSThe left-hander, who can effortlessly shift gears when on song, has also scored 5,238 runs in 147 ODIs averaging nearly 40 with an 85-plus strike rate.Gambhir was India’s top-scorer in the 2011 World Cup final victory but could not find a place in the squad for this year’s tournament in Australia and New Zealand.”It’s like any other profession when you don’t get good appraisals. You can brood over it but the fact is that you have to put in the hard yards ?to take the game to the next level,” he added.”It’s not a setback. No one has taken my bat away from me. It’s here with me and so is a burning desire to excel.”However, he dismissed suggestions that he might find it easier to break into the ODI side, in which Rohit Sharma, not a natural at the very top of the order, opens for India with Shikhar Dhawan.”I think Shikhar and Rohit are doing a good job. I mean Rohit got two double hundreds and Shikhar had a decent World Cup.”As far as my comeback is concerned, I am enjoying the journey at the moment without worrying too much about the destination.”last_img read more


first_imgAre you interested in advertising in the 2006 NTL booklet? Approximately 3000 copies of the booklet will be distributed at the 2006 NTL and in an effort to further enhance and improve the size and content of the booklet, TFA are offering advertising space.The cost will be $500 per A4 page, $250 per 1/2 page and $125 per 1/4 page.TFA will also be loading the booklet as a PDF onto the website, to allow all of those not at the event to view the program.Contact [email protected] or phone (02) 6285 2703 if you’re interested in this opportunity.last_img read more

10 months agoSacked Southampton chief Les Reed in line for FA job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sacked Southampton chief Les Reed in line for FA jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Southampton chief Les Reed is in line for the FA’s technical director’s post.The Daily Mail says Reed is a strong contender to become the FA’s new technical director as they aim to make an appoint before January.He will take over from Dan Ashworth, who is poised for a similar role at Brighton in the new year.Reed, 66, who left his role as Southampton’s head of football development last month after eight years, is vastly experienced and one of a number of candidates to be interviewed.The FA also spoke to Les Ferdinand but QPR’s director of football ruled himself out of the reckoning. They also considered Kevin Thelwell, who fills a similar role at Wolves. last_img read more

Johnny Unitas Award Twitter Account Blasts Ohio State Fan Who Mocked Connor Cook

first_imgJohnny Unitas Twitter account blasts Ohio State fans.Update: Based on this earlier tweet from the account, it appears Johnny Unitas’ son John Jr. runs it. It’s unclear if he was the one who tweeted back at the Buckeyes fan, but it is interesting. Thanks for having me on the show @ScottGShow1057 @Transamerica @120Sports @DunbarArmored @TheGrandBmore #winningqb— Golden Arm Award (@GoldenArmAward) December 9, 2015John Unitas Jr joined the show earlier to announce the 2015 @GoldenArmAward. Check out this years winner here:— Scott Garceau Show (@ScottGShow1057) December 8, 2015Earlier: Today, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was named the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the top senior collegiate quarterback. After the news emerged on Twitter, an Ohio State fan named Matthew Gaskill tweeted at the award’s official account and mocked Cook for his perceived slight of Buckeye legend Archie Griffin after the Big Ten Championship [email protected] Good thing Unitas isn’t around to be disrespected by @Connor_Cook03 @MSU_Football— Matthew Gaskill (@MatthewGaskill) December 8, 2015Gaskill’s tweet is actually pretty run-of-the-mill. But the response from the Unitas Award Twitter account was anything but. It has since been deleted, but we have a screenshot. unitas2Okay then. Not only did the person running the account use an aggressive response, they personalized it as well. See that “Stick to RE” at the end? That’s referring to Gaskill’s career in real-estate, which he mentions in his Twitter [email protected] Hey, intern. It wasn’t a knock on Unitas. If you followed football and the guy who won your award, you’d get the reference— Matthew Gaskill (@MatthewGaskill) December 8, 2015What a time to be alive indeed.last_img read more

Video: Two More Ohio State Players Lose Their Black Stripe

first_imgOhio State freshmen standing up at practice.Twitter/@OhioStateFBIn the latest Ohio State football video, two more Buckeye underclassmen officially “lose” their black stripes and become recognized as full-fledged members of the team.At OSU, freshmen must practice with a black stripe on their helmets until they earn their keep. Getting your stripe removed is a major milestone, which this Ohio State football video captures well.Today, on the final day of training camp, true freshman running back Demario McCall and redshirt freshman defensive end Rashod Berry shed their stripe. Both players earned the cheers and admiration of their teammates. Each gave a brief speech after Meyer called them up.Awesome way to end fall camp! Demario and Rashod welcome to the Bucks!— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 20, 2016During the week, freshmen quarterback Dwayne Haskins and first-year cornerback Rodjay Burns also had their stripe removed. They joined the first eight players who lost their black stripe earlier this summer or in the springtime.These eight have earned the right to be called Buckeyes.— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 13, 2016Congratulations to Demario and Rashod. Buckeye fans, who do you think will be next?last_img read more