2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon Holds Today in Ikoyi

first_imgThe second edition of the Lagos Kids Mini-marathon organised by the St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund is scheduled to hold today in Ikoyi Lagos.The 2017 inaugural edition was well attended with over 1000 children representing 22 schools in Lagos.It also attracted guests like Kate Henshaw, Alibaba Akpobome, Asisat Oshoala, Chief Mary Onyali, Eku Edewor, Maje Ayida. Organisers have promised that this year’s edition promises to be even bigger and better. Themed “Active Kids Rock”, the mini-marathon is recognised as Nigeria’s only kids-focused marathon and will see children participating in the 1.2km, 3km, and 5km distance races respectively. Although the event is kids focused, the mini-marathon is designed as a fun day of family outing with exciting activities planned for kids and parents. This event is supported by AXA Mansard, Access Bank and MTN.Part of the proceeds from the event will be used to support Slum 2 School Africa, a volunteer-driven social organisation working to empower disadvantaged children in disadvantaged communities to realise their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health, and other psycho-social support.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

911 tape and Bryan Nispel testimony highlights Day 2 trial of Provencio assault trial

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County jurors heard the 911 tape and the testimony of Bryan Nispel, one of the alleged victims of the April 22, 2015 brawl in Sumner County during day two of the Sylvester Provencio jury trial.Provencio, 22, of Caldwell is facing charges of aggravated battery, a level 5 felony and criminal deprivation of a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor. His counterpart Nick Reedy, 33, of Caldwell has already pled guilty.The second day of the trial was highlighted by a 10-minute audio of the 911 tape of Nispel who called from his Dodge Ram pickup during a melee involving Provencio; Reedy; Nispel, 55; and Gregory Schneider, 53, of Caldwell.Jurors also heard the testimony of Austin Townsend, who had been with Provencio and Reedy before the brawl, but left and returned four miles to his home in Caldwell on foot once the fight started taking place.Caldwell physician Jim Blunk and Sumner County 911 Director Marcie Bristor also were called to the witness stand in a full day of testimony at the Sumner County District Court.Nispel was the first witness called to the stand by Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer, who was involved in the melee that night over a year ago.Nispel described a normal day preceding the event in which he was in Caldwell to pick up tomatoes, watch some of a track meet and eventually to Joe B’s tavern where he met of with Schneider to play some cards. He said he had three beers and a bag of chips at the 3.2 establishment.Both Nispel and Schneider left around midnight and proceeded east into rural Caldwell where they lived. Nispel said he noticed a truck that appeared to be stuck in the mud on the south side of U.S. 81. He had a cell phone and drove past them. He called Schneider, who was driving behind him, telling him to stop and see if anyone needed some help.Schneider was driving his wife’s pink Cadillac at the time because his pickup had a flat tire. Nispel said he called a friend who had a chain, and he drove to the next block, made a U-turn and came back. When he got there he rolled down the window and heard Schneider say “that’s a prick way to act for two people trying to help you.”He said at first it appeared as if Provencio and Reedy were fighting and then Provencio had turned to him and started cussing and screaming at him. He said then Provencio charged him where the two exchanged blows. The first hit knocked him in the pickup but he was able to get in a good blow after the second hit, before Provencio hit him a third time. The two ended up wrestling in the mud in the east ditch on the opposite side of the white Toyota pickup that was stuck.Nispel said it was very dark and he could not tell the whereabouts of Schneider but heard him ask if he was all right. Nispel decided he would get back to his truck which was still running and call 911. It was at this point he said on his way back to the truck he was hit in the back twice.He was eventually able to get to the truck and turned it around only to see that Reedy and Provencio were kicking Schneider on the ground, who appeared to be unconscious. Nispel said he used his pickup to knock them into the ditch so they would stop kicking Schneider. He said the two boys fled and got into Schneider’s pink Cadillac and left the scene.Nispel said he got out and saw that Schneider was unresponsive with blood gushing, his head swelling and his eyes rolling in the back of his head. He said he had been a paramedic earlier in his life and had seen victims die who had looked better than Schneider looked at that moment.It was then that Ed Baker and Becky Gonzalez arrived. Nispel said Baker was cooperative but Gonzalez started screaming at him about this being a “little deal and he shouldn’t call the police.” Nispel told Baker to get her away from him. Nispel said he loaded Schneider in the pickup and took him to Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell where emergency personnel were standing by.———Earlier in the day, Blunk testified that Schneider had scalp lacerations, one inch laceration on the nose, lots of bruising, fracturing of his 11th and 12th ribs, arm abrasions, lower abrasions on knees, contusion of the kidneys, problems with vertigo and severe concussions during his three-day hospital stay.  He said Schneider suffered from vertigo and had a severe issue with standing up, and vomited frequently from the concussion. When asked if any of these injuries were life threatening he said the injury to the brain was very serious and could have been fatal.Blunk said he walked with a shuffle for a long time due to balance issues. He suffered from five blunt forces. During cross examination, when asked were any of these blunt forces caused by him getting run over by Nispel’s vehicle, Blunk said it was not.last_img read more

Woman bites and stabs boyfriend after he asked her for sex

first_imgAuthorities in the Florida Keys are reporting that they have arrested a woman who reportedly bit and stabbed her boyfriend after she became angry about him asking her to have sex.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that they were called to Fishermen’s Hospital around 6:45 a.m after a man came in requesting treatment for a stab wound.The victim identified as Michael Lozano Flores, told authorities that he suffers from insomnia and after being unable to sleep that night, he asked his girlfriend if she would have sex with him because it helps him sleep.Flores says the request turned into an argument in which his girlfriend Vanessa Nicholson began hitting him and biting him before she ultimately grabbed a 12-inch kitchen knife and stabbed him in the shoulder.“Vanessa became upset when he asked for sex and told him all he cared about was sex,” Flores said in the police report.When authorities questioned Nicholson about the incident, she told them that Flores attacked her and she was forced to stab him in self defense.Authorities eventually made the decision arrest Nicholson because of the inconsistencies in her story.last_img read more

Jupiter Husband Who Claimed his Wife had COVID-19 is Charged with her Death

first_imgA Jupiter man is charged with the kidnapping and murder his estranged wife after he told cops she had been hospitalized at Jupiter Medical Center for a severe case of coronavirus, police said.David Anthony, 43, of Jupiter, is being held without bond at a jail in Palm Beach County on charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of his 51-year-old wife, Gretchen, whose body has not been found, WPTV reports.Anthony, who was arrested some 1,900 miles away in New Mexico on March 31, is suspected of killing his wife 10 days earlier.Days after the alleged slaying, at least five people got troubling text messages that were purportedly sent by the woman on March 23 and 24, according to an arrest report obtained by the station.In one message, Gretchen Anthony said she was being “quarantined” for two weeks after being infected with an “acute case” of COVID-19. The messages also indicated she was being held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or “CDC,” as one text read, after she was diagnosed at Jupiter Medical Center, police said.David Anthony told a Jupiter police detective that Gretchen was being treated at the hospital for the virus, but hospital records showed no indication she was there, despite the woman’s blue Mini Cooper being found in its parking lot, the station reports.A neighbor of the couple’s later told cops she heard a “woman’s voice let out a blood curdling scream” sometime on March 21, police said.“No! No, it hurts,” the neighbor recalled the woman saying.Cops found two bottles of cleaning solution and a rag in the couple’s kitchen, as well as towels that had a “reddish substance” that appeared to be blood, police said.Video from Gretchen Anthony’s home also shows a person investigators say is her estranged husband carrying an “unknown object” into her porch on March 21, police said.Gretchen then walked onto the porch before “muffled yelling” is heard. A security camera in a garage then showed a “blood soaked head of light colored hair” on a motionless body as David Anthony walked in the background, police said.A judge on Thursday denied bond for Anthony, who has been extradited to Florida, WPTV reports.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA TO OFFER EXPANDED 10-RACE HOLIDAY CARD ON MONDAY WITH ADJUSTED FIRST POST TIME OF 12 NOON

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen an expanded 10-race holiday program this Monday, Jan. 16, with an adjusted first post time of 12 noon.  The post time adjustment is necessitated due to the availability of daylight, with sunset at 5:07 p.m. PST.The track, which picked up some added equine inventory as a total of eight races were cancelled on Thursday due to heavy rains, is thus able to offer an additional race on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Monday’s main event will be the Grade III Megahertz Stakes, for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.  Although Santa Anita has received approximately seven inches of rainfall from recent storms, the National Weather Service forecast for Monday is for sunny skies with a high of 64 in Arcadia.Entries for Monday’s 10-race card are being taken this morning at Santa Anita.  For scratches, late changes, surface condition updates and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.With first post time on Monday set for 12 noon, admission gates will open at 10 a.m.last_img read more