‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera presumed dead after going missing at California lake

first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Naya Rivera, best known for playing Santana Lopez on the hit TV show “Glee,” is presumed dead by authorities after going missing at a California lake on Wednesday.Rivera, 33, is believed to have drowned in Lake Piru in California, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said during a press conference Thursday. They do not suspect foul play and said it “just seems like a tragic accident.” Authorities have been searching for Rivera ever since her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was found drifting alone on a boat Wednesday afternoon.Rivera and her son came to the lake around 1 p.m. local time to rent a boat and were seen going out on the lake together in the early afternoon, Capt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.However, at around 4 p.m. local time, an employee at the boat rental shop found the child, who appeared to be alone on board. The boy was found asleep and authorities were immediately notified.The child told officials that he had been swimming with his mother and that he got back in the boat, but his mother did not.A dive, ground and aerial rescue operation began immediately, but the Venture County Sheriff’s Office said it suspended the search for Rivera at around 10 p.m. local time Wednesday.The missing person at Lake Puru has been identified as Naya Rivera, 33, of Los Angeles. SAR operation will continue at first light. @VCAirUnit @fillmoresheriff @Cal_OES pic.twitter.com/bC3qaZS3Ra— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 9, 2020The search for Rivera resumed at first light Thursday and it is now considered a recovery mission.Rivera’s vehicle was found parked on the ramp near the lake and her purse was found on the boat. Lake Piru is located about 56 miles north of Los Angeles.ABC News’ Lauren Botchman and Will Ganss contributed to this report.last_img read more

Edme extols benefits of sprouted grains

first_imgIngredients supplier and manufacturer Edme is ramping up sales of its new Wholesoft concept in a bid to counteract declining sales of bread and bakery products and appeal to millennial consumers.According to the company, the Wholesoft brand, based on sprouted grains, brings a softer texture to breads, but retains inherent health benefits associated with what is viewed increasingly as a superfood ingredient.Speaking to British Baker, Edme sales director Mike Carr explained that sprouted wholegrain had received lots of attention in the US market, with health benefits including improved digestibility, absorption of nutrients, such as calcium, iron and zinc and increased anti-oxidants.However, he said there was a misunderstanding in the UK of the difference between malting and sprouting, where both grains were soaked and germinated, but then kilned (in the malting version) whereas the sprouted grains were pasteurised, which stopped the sprouting and gave the grain a 12-month ambient stable life.The company is selling the grains in vacuum packs that can just be torn open and the grains used directly in the particular application without further soaking or processing.The company is hoping that the grains will help to increase the usage and appeal of wholegrain products in the UK. Pointing to the current obesity epidemic in the UK and figures from the Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition’s Carbohydrate & Health Report, UK adults consume on average 20g of fibre a day, 33% less than the 30g recommended. Other research by Newcastle University, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, revealed that 20% of the population ate no wholegrains at all.However, further research from Mintel has indicated that 43% of adults seek to buy food containing wholegrains and 34% if parents look to buy snacks containing wholegrains for their children.“The downside to this is the taste and texture [of many wholegrains],” added Carr. “Bakers add fats to increase the softness and shelf-life of the breads.” But then this clearly detracts from the “healthy” content of the bread, he noted.“The challenge is to increase the usage and appeal of wholegrains, not just as decoration,” said Carr.Edme is also looking to promote the use of sprouted wholegrains beyond the bakery market to salad, pies, sushi and even desserts.In August this year Edme revealed how it was bringing ancient grain naked barley back to the UK market.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgCOLLEGE STATION (AP) — The NCAA has put Texas A&M’s football program on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher has been given a six-month show-cause order.The Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. The NCAA says Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit.Fisher was banned from phone calls, emails and texts with prospects for nine days in January. The school was fined $5,000 and given other recruiting restrictions.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKBoise State cuts baseball, women’s swimming NASCAR-WATKINS GLENWatkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekendUNDATED (AP) — Watkins Glen International is open again for racing in upstate New York.Track president Michael Printup says most of the employees who were furloughed because of the pandemic have returned to work.Printup says it’s too early to speculate, but if all goes according to plan he estimates the track could host at least 20,000 fans for NASCAR weekend in mid-August. That will snap a string of five consecutive sellouts that has attracted more than 90,000 fans annually. It would still be a welcome boost for the local economy. — Finishers of the virtual Boston Marathon will receive their medals in an Amazon package instead of having a volunteer drape it around their necks on Boylston Street. Race organizers announced plans for the event on Thursday. Runners will have from Sept. 7-14 to complete the 26.2-mile distance and submit proof. There is no time limit, but it must be completed in one continuous run. Also included in the post-race package will be a participation shirt, a program, a bottle opener and other unspecified celebratory items. The virtual race is open for those who had already registered for the real one, which was scheduled for April 20 and then put off until Sept. 14 before it was canceled.TENNIS-FRENCH OPENFrench Open to allow fans in stands at the tournamentPARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year’s postponed tournament.The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament. FORMULA ONE-HAMILTON-RACISMHamilton feels responsibility to push for more F1 diversitySPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton feels it’s his responsibility as a global star to keep pushing for more diversity in his profession and beyond.Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis in May. Hamilton has attended a Black Lives Matter march in London and is setting up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.Hamilton says “I’ve got a platform and I think it would be irresponsible of me not to utilize that.” Detroit said the agreement will enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement. Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, says it is the first legal sports betting operator in U.S. history to partner with a Major League Baseball franchise.Aitken says PointsBet owns its technology environment from end to end, which allows it to be nimble on product innovation and personalized offerings. As part of the deal, PointsBet will have branding at Comerica Park and will be featured on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network.In other baseball news:— New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will keep on working remotely when the team opens summer training camp Friday. The New York Post was first to report that the 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus. First-year Mets manager Luis Rojas says it’s uncertain when Davis will join the club. The Post, citing anonymous sources in its report, said Davis does not have the virus. Rojas said all other coaches and players have reported for intake screening. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason. Minor league hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis will assist Slater.— Chicago Cubs left-hander José Quintana had surgery to repair nerve damage in his pitching thumb Thursday after he cut himself washing dishes and is out indefinitely. The Cubs said Quintana lacerated his thumb at his home in Miami on Saturday and needed five stitches. He had surgery in Chicago on Thursday morning. The 31-year-old Quintana is expected to resume throwing in about two weeks. The Cubs will then get a better idea of how much time he will miss. In other racing news:– NASCAR and IndyCar have come together for an unprecedented weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.IndyCar will start the racing on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Xfinity Series making its debut on the road course. Then NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will race on the oval on Sunday. Fans aren’t allowed to attend what is considered a major milestone for American motorsports.PGA-AWARD-NAME CHANGEPGA of America removes Horton Smith’s name from awardPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is removing Horton Smith’s name from one of its awards because of his history opposing Blacks. Smith is best known as the first winner of the Masters. The Hall of Famer was president of the PGA of America from 1952 to 1954. The PGA of America board decided to rename the Horton Smith Award after a review found that Smith defended the “Caucasian-only” clause while PGA president. The clause was rescinded in 1961. The honor will now be called the PGA Professional Development Award. It’s given to a member for outstanding contributions to professional education. Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB NEWSTigers announce partnership with sportsbook operatorDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have become the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership with PointsBet. UNDATED (AP) — Boise State is cutting its baseball and women’s swimming and diving programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program cuts, along with additional department and program operating reductions, will reduce the overall athletic budget by nearly $3 million.The cut to baseball comes after the program was recently reinstated. The school announced in 2017 that baseball was being added after it had been discontinued following the 1980 season. The 2020 season was Boise State’s return, but the Broncos played only 14 games before the season was canceled.The school said all scholarships for athletes in the affected programs, including incoming 2020 signings, will be honored.In other sports news affected by the virus outbreak: The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It then got pushed back another week.The FFT has prepared a health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of fans.In other tennis news:— Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. His media team says “Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19.” The statement says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago. Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. — The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London. The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day. Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.” Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday. July 2, 2020 — Infielder Breyvic Valera has been claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Toronto also placed four players on the 10-day injured list in moves retroactive to Tuesday: right-handers Elvis Luciano and Hector Perez, third baseman Brandon Drury and center fielder Jonathan Davis. The 28-year-old Valera hit .234 in 17 games last season for the New York Yankees and the Blue Jays, who claimed him off waivers on Sept. 20. He hit his first career home run on the final day of the regular season. San Diego claimed him from Toronto on Feb. 12.— Right-hander Max Meyer has agreed to a $6.7 million signing bonus as part of a minor league contract to join the Miami Marlins, and he’ll take part in training camp starting Friday. The deal was for less than his slot value of $7,221,200 as the No. 3 overall pick in last month’s amateur draft. Meyer had a 2.07 career ERA at the University of Minnesota. He’s in the Marlins’ 60-man player pool and could crack their rotation at some point this year.NBA-76ers-SIMMONS76ers’ Simmons recovered from back injury for restartPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons says he’s finally healthy and ready join the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA restart. Simmons says he’s feeling better now than he did at the start of the season. His last game was Feb. 22 when he took such a hard fall in Milwaukee that he was left lying on his back, vomiting from the pain. He is good to go now and can help the Sixers resume their push to win their first NBA title since 1983. The NBA resumes July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Associated Press NHL-FLYERS-LINDBLOMFlyers’ Lindblom completes treatment for rare bone cancerPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer. He rang the bell at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which signifies that he has completed his radiation treatments. The 23-year-old was diagnosed in December with Ewing’s sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in the bones or in the tissue around bones. Lindblom says he’s grateful the cancer was caught early and he’s happy to be alive.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTexas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA RUSSIAN DOPINGWorld Athletics freezes Russia panels because of unpaid fineMONACO (AP) — World Athletics has frozen the program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally after the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time. The Russian track federation owes a $5 million fine and another $1.31 million in costs for various doping-related work and legal wrangles. World Athletics says it will freeze the work of its Russia task force and its panel for vetting those who want to compete internationally. They will remain shut down until the World Athletics council meets at the end of July.last_img read more

Harry Kane scores twice as England beat Malta and move closer to World Cup

first_imgA reasonable argument could be made that it is always self-defeating to turn on the players. Yet it was also true that the team should have been making a better job of exerting their authority and the dissent was audible again before half-time, this time manifesting itself in boos after a misplaced pass from Kyle Walker. Shortly afterwards Dele Alli managed a shot on target and there were exaggerated cheers. “Fish and chips,” the Malta hardcore chanted back, confusingly.It was a strange evening, all things considered, and Malta’s manager, Pietro Ghedin, made the point that his team’s late capitulation was simply a case of one team’s superior fitness. “Physically we were out,” he said.The burst of goals certainly came as a surprise because the game had been drifting aimlessly towards its conclusion until Bertrand let fly from almost 30 yards and Andrew Hogg, Malta’s goalkeeper, lost the flight of a dipping shot to let in the second goal.After that England looked as if they could score with every attack. Welbeck, one of England’s second-half substitutes, nipped in front of Hogg to make it 3-0 with a measured volley from a right-wing cross and then Kane, England’s most impressive player, finished the scoring with a powerful finish from an unmarked position 10 yards out.It did not feel like a rout but the finale did at least make it a much more satisfying evening from England’s perspective. It was just a shame, perhaps, that most of their supporters had gone long before the end. Out of 3,700 England fans, at least two-thirds had disappeared. Has there ever been an England game with such a mass walkout? And has there ever been a 4-0 win for this team when the crowd has turned on the players this way? Gareth Southgate praises England players for courage in Malta win match reports Malta 0-4 England: five talking points from the 2018 World Cup qualifier Read more Share on Twitter The best thing that can probably be said about England is that they won convincingly thanks to the flurry of goals in the closing exchanges, when they scored three of their four in all. Yet the lingering memory of this night might be the sight of England’s supporters taking down their flags and heading towards the exits with 20 minutes still to play. Those disaffected fans ended up missing most of the fun but the mood at that time could probably be summed up by the reaction to the second-half pitch invader. “Sign him up,” came the chant from the away end. Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook It was an edgy night on that front and there were times in the first half when it seemed as though England might be straying dangerously close to the kind of mutiny that provided the backdrop when Iceland were the opponents in Euro 2016. Instead, an awkward, stodgy night was given a slightly deceptive appearance by the goals in the last four minutes from Ryan Bertrand, Danny Welbeck and Harry Kane, scoring his second of the night.England duly moved closer to qualifying for the World Cup and, on paper, it looked like a rout. In reality it did not feel that way. The goal rush told only part of the story and the mass walk-out at 1-0 was just another indication that there is a long way to go before the relationship between the team and supporters has been repaired.Malta, to recap, had already let in five against Scotland in their opening qualifying match at the Ta’ Qali stadium. The nation at the bottom of Group F are currently 190th, out of 211 teams, in Fifa’s national rankings and had won only five competitive matches in 55 years of trying. Easy? Well, one might think so judging by the final score but it would be exaggerating to say England found it straightforward making their superiority count.At half-time the game was still goalless and, half an hour in, there was the indignity of Malta’s fans poking fun at what they saw. England’s supporters digested what they had heard then came back with a variation of the same chant. “We’re fucking shit,” it went, over and again.At that stage it did not feel as if this was a team edging closer to World Cup qualification and for many of the travelling supporters it was plainly an indignity to be drawing against a side featuring a centre-half from Ebbsfleet, currently 13th in the National League. World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Malta England Share on Messenger World Cup Read more World Cup 2018 Read more Share via Email Share on Pinterest Southgate’s response at half-time was to remove Raheem Sterling and introduce Marcus Rashford as a like-for-like replacement on the left side of England’s attack on a night when Jordan Henderson was re-acquainted with the captain’s armband.At least Kane’s first goal, after 52 minutes, arrived early enough in the second half to change the mood for the better, just as it was starting to look as though Southgate’s players might be allowing anxiety to creep in.Alli had the first chance to shoot inside a congested penalty area but, with several defenders closing him down, he had the presence of mind to delay, size up his options and then realise Kane was in a better position to his left.The Tottenham centre-forward took a touch to steady himself and turned the ball past Hogg with a low right-foot drive.A few minutes earlier Malta’s captain, Andre Schembri, had flashed a shot narrowly wide of Joe Hart’s goal. Samuel Magri had another go as Malta tried to find a quick equaliser but, on the whole, they were obliging opponents.Hart did not have to save a single effort on target and, by the end, some of the England fans who had headed off early might have wished they had stuck around longer. World Cup 2018 qualifiers Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Veterans Still Face Hurdles when Entering the Civilian Workforce

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Service members entering the civilian world continue to face challenges obtaining licenses and certifications for skills they used during their service. Combat medics, for example, typically will not qualify for basic health care jobs despite being highly trained.At a two-day American Legion conference last week, leaders from business and government looked for ways to smooth the transition for personnel seeking to enter the civilian workforce.Labor Secretary Tom Perez said the government has overhauled DOD’s job readiness program for service members leaving the military over the past two years, but said “unnecessary licensing barriers” still exist, reported Stars and Stripes.  “We need to do a better job of recognizing the core competencies that our service members bring to the table,” Perez said.The military once was reluctant to help troops gain skills and certifications that translated to civilian work for fear of losing them. But that has changed greatly, said Steve Gonzalez, the American Legion’s assistant director for veterans employment and education.One speaker underscored the critical resources that service members can provide society.“There’s a demand for skilled workers and we’ve got the supply coming out of the military,” said Lisa Lutz, president of the policy and research analysis group Solutions for Information Design. “We can’t afford to ignore that.”last_img read more