jetcityimage/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — A young Minneapolis girl was in critical condition on Monday after she was hit by a car while exiting her school bus.Shianne Dean, an 11-year-old student at Stonebridge World School in southern Minneapolis, was getting off her school bus on Friday afternoon when a driver slammed into her, leaving her in critical condition, police said. Gregory Garth, 60, was arrested on the scene on charges of criminal vehicular operation, police said. He was released as of Monday pending formal charges, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.Witnesses said he was traveling at a high speed when he allegedly attempted to go around the stopped bus. Authorities are investigating whether the bus stop arm was out at the time of the incident.Minneapolis police spokesperson Sergeant Darcy Horn said investigators will look into if the driver may have been speeding or was intoxicated before the accident.“It’s a shocking case and it’s upsetting to everyone,” Horn told ABC News in an interview on Monday. “When drivers see school buses whenever they’re driving through neighborhood areas they use caution and look out, not only for pedestrians and children but also for vehicles and bicyclists that may be stopped.”Monarch Bus Company, operator of the bus involved, said it was doing all it could to help with the investigation.“Student safety is of utmost importance to us, and that is why our foremost thoughts and prayers are with the student, her family, and the entire Stonebridge World School community,” the school bus operator said. “We are working with local law enforcement and the school during the ongoing investigation of this incident.”LaTonya Williams, Shianne’s mom, said the accident left her angry and heartbroken.“She was getting off the bus coming from school, from learning, and you struck a child,” she told ABC affiliate WHAS-TV on Monday. “That’s not fair.”She said her daughter was fighting for her life.“She’s a fighter,” she said. “And all I can see is my daughter laying there with her eyes rolling in the back of her head.”“She’s a fun-loving girl. Always smiling. Really helpful,” she added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Moore said: “He’s probably the best five-furlong horse in England and Ireland. He was back to his best today. If he gets a hard pace to run at he’s about the best there is.” Lynam added: “Ryan said he was super today. Unlike his trainer, he is improving with age. He’s very honest – too honest – and Ryan loved him today. “We’re looking forward to another good season. If he gets three things – his ground, that he’s bouncing out of his skin, and that Ryan Moore rides – he’ll go to the Temple Stakes. If not, then he’s off to the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot.” Kingsgate Native’s effort delighted his trainer Robert Cowell, who said: “He’s nine years old and showing no signs of stopping. “He looked a bit burly today but the plan was to have him ready to defend his title in the Temple Stakes. I don’t think he’ll be going to Royal Ascot anyway.” Press Association Sole Power recorded back-to-back-victories in the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket with another classy display. Ryan Moore brought Eddie Lynam’s dual Group One winner to lead inside the final furlong after Justineo and Stepper Point had made the running in this Group Three five-furlong dash. Despite having to be switched right for a clear run at a vital stage, the 9-4 favourite found a terrific turn of foot and got home by half a length from Kingsgate Native, who was also second 12 months ago. Hot Streak was another head away in third.
The Donegal public are being urged to show their true colours and get on their kit for GOAL Jersey Day which takes place nationwide this October. School, businesses, and organisations throughout Donegal are being encouraged to sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, which takes place on October 11th, and wear their favourite sporting strip to raise vital funds for communities around the world facing extreme poverty and crises.Funds raised will go towards GOAL’s life-saving work in emergency response, health, nutrition and sustainable livelihoods in 13 of the world’s poorest countries. Last year alone GOAL reached more than five million people in need in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. GOAL’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Eamon Sharkey, said: “GOAL Jersey Day is one of Ireland’s longest-running fundraisers, and has been in existence for more than three decades.“Last year more than €150,000 was raised to support our work all over the world and we are appealing to the people of Donegal to once again support us – and have fun at the same time.“It’s the perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and to share sporting opinions with anyone in the office, or school, who will listen to you! It can also boost team, school or office spirit by working together for such an important cause.”This year GOAL was one of the first humanitarian aid agencies to respond in Zimbabwe to the devastating aftermath of Cyclone Idai which left hundreds of thousands of people without food or shelter. Thanks in part to the support of the Irish people GOAL has reached over 100,000 people in four districts in Zimbabwe with emergency kits and food supplies.Your team and company can be a part of this important work, by signing up today! To sign up to GOAL Jersey Day, please email [email protected] or visit www.jerseyday.orgDonegal public urged to support ‘Jersey Day’ this October was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Shelly Detwiler, berry farmer and dieticianCamping is hot! Trendy I mean, the thing to do. Camping is one of the top 5 outside activities Americans like to do. Last year, 60% of midwesterners camped at least once during the year. That’s a bunch of campers! In 2015 Americans spent an estimated on $5.8 billion at camping and RV parks. That’s not even including dollars spent on camping equipment and shelter. Paul and I rejoined this camping craze by buying a travel trailer in 2016. It’s a great way to relax, unwind and, most of the time, unconnect with the outside world. It’s amazing we even wanted to camp again after our most memorable camping trip with the boys (2 and 5 at the time) in the summer of 1997.We were super excited to try out a new 5-man tent, a recent Christmas gift, and headed off for a weekend of camping at Warren Dunes. About 15 minutes from the campground we realized we had forgotten our tent! Our boys were small, so we thought we could squeeze in a cheap 3-man tent. After a quick stop at Walmart for the tent (and some Twizzlers Paul had snuck in the cart) and we headed back to campground. We jumped out of the car and were greeted with 95-degree temps, 95% humidity and a giant mob of mosquitos. It was time to suit and repellant up from head to toe to keep the ‘skitos at bay. They were so thick, though, our efforts did not do much to thwart the problematic bugs. I have a photo of 32 bites on Luke’s face alone!We enjoyed a campfire, smores and of course the Twizzlers. It was time to head to our tent and conquer the sleeping logistics. Later that night we awoke to projectile vomiting of Twizzlers! I’m not sure how we survived the night, but we did. The next morning, we enjoyed breakfast and decided to head to the beach. Upon arrival at the beach we witnessed multiple John Deere Loaders scooping up loads of dead fish washing up on the shore. Supposedly it was an unusual phenomenon to have such huge amounts of dead fish washing up. We don’t know or care, we never went back.The food, beside Twizzlers, is one of my favorite things about camping. The second reason we bought Betty (that’s our camper) is so we could cook outside. (The first being we were too old to sleep on the ground and needed a bed). That’s right, there is a mini kitchen in the back of the Betty! We wanted to still feel like we were camping and connecting in the great outdoors! Betty’s mini-kitchen consists of a small sink, two gas burners and a mini fridge. I’ve scanned Pinterest and the library shelves for ideas for camp cooking. I’ve decided I can’t live without my Dutch oven and bagged salads. I can prep things on the campfire or Betty’s burners and then let the Dutch oven do it’s magic while I take a hike, play a game, chat, or even a nap! It is the most versatile piece of equipment you need. I’ve made soups, stews, casseroles, roasts, cobblers, breakfast and even pizza in the Dutch oven! Add the bagged salad and voila! One of the most important things to know in Dutch oven cooking is your charcoal ratio. I printed off this handy dandy chart and keep it in the camper, so I can refer to it all times. https://www.campingforfoodies.com/Dutch-oven-temperature-chart/These two empty nesters have really embraced the great outdoors and the adventures we take. We love to take pictures of Betty with all the roadside attractions she encounters! https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ Enjoy these recipes on your next off the grid quest! It’s sure to be an awesome culinary experience!Eat well & healthy,ShellyDutch Oven Lasagna www.freshoffthegrid.comI can’t wait to make this my next trip off the grid! I would probably have to put some hamburger in it for my meat-loving hubby! 1 tablespoon olive oil2 1/2 cups pasta sauce12 oz fresh lasagna noodles3 cups fresh baby spinach1 1/2 cup shredded cheese1 tablespoon dried oregano or basil PRE-HEAT: If cooking over a campfire, get your coals ready. You’ll need 25 total bricks. If cooking at home, preheat your oven to 400.ASSEMBLE THE LASAGNA: Start by coating the bottom of a 10″ Dutch oven with the olive oil to help prevent the bottom layer from sticking. Add 1/2 cup pasta sauce and spread evenly over the bottom of the Dutch oven. Use the first set of noodles to create the base of the lasagna. Layer 1/2 cup sauce, 1 cup baby spinach, and 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat (one set noodles, 1/2 cup sauce, 1 cup spinach, 1/3 cup cheese) two more times. For the final layer, use the last set of noodles, 1/2 cup sauce, and 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle the oregano over the top.BAKE: Use 8 coals to create a bed to set your Dutch oven on. Place the Dutch oven on top of the coals. Cover the oven with the lid and place the remaining 17 coals on top of the lid. If cooking at home, simply cover your Dutch oven and stick it in your preheated oven. Bake for 30 minutes, until the noodles are tender and cooked through and the cheese has melted.SERVE: Take the Dutch oven off the heat. Carefully remove the lid and set aside. Cut the lasagna into 4 wedges, plate, and enjoy! Dutch Oven PizzaI have made this, and it is yummy but very easy to burn. Set your phone or watch and make sure you use the charcoal guideline above. 1 pkg. of refrigerated pizza dough1 squeeze bottle of Contadina pizza crust2-3 cups of shredded pizza, Italian or mozzarella cheese2-4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese1 pkg. of turkey pepperoni1 red pepper sliced, or other favorite toppingOregano Using temperature chart for a 400° oven for a 12 inch Dutch oven; light 25 coals . While coals are heating up; spray w cooking spray or rub oil on the bottom and sides of the Dutch oven. Roll out the pizza crust, spread the crust to almost the edge. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, half of shredded cheese. Top with pepperoni and red pepper slices. Cover toppings with remaining cheese and sprinkle with oregano. Lay Dutch oven on top of 8 coals spread out. Top Dutch oven lid with 17 coals. Bake for about 10 minutes. Check bottom. Enjoy with a bagged salad. Shrimp and Asparagus Foil Packs with Garlic Lemon ButterThis sounds like a must on a spring camping trip with fresh asparagus! 1 1/2 lbs large (21/25) shrimp peeled and deveined*2 Tbsp dry white wine or chicken broth4 tsp minced garlic (4 cloves)2 tsp lemon zestSalt and freshly ground black pepper6 Tbsp butter diced into small cubes1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley1 lb medium thickness asparagus woody ends trimmed Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (about 400 – 425 degrees). Cut 4 sheets of 14 by 12-inch heavy duty aluminum foil then lay each piece separately on countertop.Divide shrimp among packets near center then place asparagus to one side of the shrimp (going the long direction of the foil). Pour 1/2 Tbsp white wine over each. Sprinkle over garlic (1 tsp per packet) and lemon zest then season with salt and pepper. Divide butter pieces evenly among packets layering them over the shrimp and asparagus. Wrap packets in and crimp edges together then wrap ends up (don’t wrap too tight – keep a little extra space inside for heat to circulate).Grill, sealed side upward, until shrimp has cooked through, about 9 – 10 minutes. Carefully unwrap then drizzle with lemon juice (or just serve with lemon wedges for spritzing) and sprinkle with parsley. Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet Dessert www.tasteandtellblog.com 12-16 oz fresh berries2 tablespoons sugar2-4 Tbsp. butter3/4 lb pound cakeRolo candy bars Combine the berries and the sugar in a bowl and let sit until the juices start to release, 10-15 minutes.Place a grate over hot coals (or you can use a grill). Add the butter to a 12” cast iron skillet and allow to melt. Cut the pound cake into 1” cubes. Add to the hot skillet and cook, turning often, until all sides are toasted. Remove the skillet from the heat.Sprinkle the berries over the top of the cake cubes, then sprinkle the Rolos over the top. Cover the skillet with foil and allow to sit until the berries are warm and the chocolate is melting, 5-10 minutes. 4-6 servings
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sam Querrey gave the U.S. a commanding 2-0 lead Sept. 12 in its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia with a 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan.In the opening match of the night, American John Isner hit 29 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 win over Norbert Gombos.The U.S. can ensure a trip to the 2015 World Group on Saturday by winning the doubles when it sends out U.S. Open champs Mike and Bob Bryan.“It’s the kind of day you want to have, be comfortable 2-0 with the Bryan brothers coming up,” U.S. captain Jim Courier said. “Both Sam and Jim started off slow but finished strong. Played their best tennis at the end of the match.”Querrey, ranked 51st, faced a set point in the first-set tiebreaker, but responded with two straight aces. He captured the opening set when the 57th-ranked Klizan netted a backhand.Querrey finished with 20 aces on the hard court at the Sears Centre, none bigger than the two he unleashed in the tiebreaker. “It was tough. But my serve is my biggest weapon,” Querrey said. “Just puts the pressure right back on him.”Gombos, ranked 126th, was a surprise choice as Slovakia’s No. 2, but he showed his skills during a group quarterfinal in April when he made his Davis Cup debut and beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem.But this time he had to fight off the powerful serves of Isner and managed only two breakpoint opportunities.“Going into a match like this, three-out-of-five match, it’s not surprising I didn’t lose my serve,” Isner said. “I’ve done that before, for sure. Always going to be the biggest part of my game and it’s going to be the part of my game that I lean on the most.”Isner trailed in the first-set tiebreaker 4-2 before pulling it out 7-5 when Gombos netted a volley and hit long after a strong serve. Isner then broke Gombos in the opening game of the second set and his game improved steadily thereafter.“I was a bit nervous in the beginning. I had to really dig deep to win that first set. But once I got that under my belt, I exhaled and then I started to play better,” Isner said. “It’s never easy. But that first set was very important.”Serving for the second set at 5-4, Isner double-faulted twice but then won the next four points with an ace, a volley, an overhead and a service winner.“I know that he’s serving perfect, like from the Eiffel Tower, you know,” Gombos said. “I never returned a serve like his because it’s quite different from the other players because he is really tall. The ball is bouncing so high.”Isner said he was aware of how well Gombos, who has flat groundstrokes and good speed around the court, can play.“It’s a tough match for someone like me,” Isner said. “We’re at home. I’m ranked higher than him. I guess on paper I’m expected to win that match. There’s a lot of pressure on me. It’s not an easy situation.”The U.S., which lost to Britain earlier this year, hasn’t missed competing in the World Group, the upper tier, since 1988.Slovakia is trying to pull the upset and make it back to the World Group for the first time since 2006.“Well, it’s really tough. I was hoping at least to get one point today. With the better luck we could maybe hope for more,” Slovakia captain Miloslav Mecir said. “But this is the reality.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
LSU landed its fifth commitment in the last five days Tuesday afternoon in three-star offensive tackle Shaahdiq Charles, who announced his decision on Twitter. With Charles’ pledge, the Tigers jumped Alabama and Miami on its way to the No. 3 recruiting class in the country – and No. 1 in the SEC – according to 247 Sports.LSU has always recruited well, so this momentum comes as no surprise. But the 2017 recruiting cycle is far from over. A lot can change before next February.