AZ police officers forcibly removed 2-year-old boy with fever from home, video shows

first_imgTheaDesign/iStock(PHOENIX) — An Arizona lawmaker is questioning a local police department’s use of force in removing a feverish child from a home after a doctor reported the parents to the state’s Department of Child Safety.On Feb. 25, the mother of a 2-year-old child, who is not vaccinated, took the child to a naturopathic doctor with a fever of 105 degrees, ABC Phoenix station KNXV-TV reported.The doctor instructed the mother to take the toddler to the emergency room as soon as possible, but since the child’s fever later broke, she took him back to their home in Chandler, about 25 miles southeast of Phoenix, instead, according to a statement from the Chandler Police Department.When the doctor learned from the Cardon Children’s Hospital that they parents never showed up with the child, she called Arizona DCS, who then contacted the Chandler Police Department for assistance, an incident report shows.Chandler Police officers first contacted the boy’s father, Brooks Bryce, by phone to request a welfare check, which Bryce refused, according to the police report. When officers were dispatched to the home around 10:24 p.m., the parents refused to come to the door and they could hear a child coughing and other voices inside, according to a police statement.Officers then “forced entry into the home” after DCS had obtained a court order to take temporary custody of the child due to a “possible life threatening illness,” the report states.“After consultation with detectives from the Chandler Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, the residents were given a final opportunity to exit and take their child to the hospital,” the statement read. “Upon their failure to do so, the front door was breached and the family members were called out of the residence.”Surveillance video shows officers in tactical gear dramatically breaking down the front door before storming into the home.DCS agents then took custody of the boy and his two sisters, ages 4 and 6, the report states. Two of the children were transported to the hospital by ambulance, and the third was transported to the hospital by DCS, according to the statement.The parents were not arrested at the time of the incident. Investigators will later determine whether to pursue criminal charges against them, according to the police statement.All three children are currently staying with their grandparents, who were granted temporary custody by DCS, their mother, Sarah Beck, told ABC News. The parents are hoping to regain custody after a hearing next month, Beck said.In a statement to ABC News, Arizona DCS said it could not comment on the specifics of the case due to privacy laws, but said the removal of the child followed a state law passed in 2017 that requires DCS specialists to obtain a court order prior to removing a child from a home. The law was amended last year to give law enforcement agencies who assist DCS to “use reasonable force to enter any building in which the person named in the removal authorization is reasonably believed to be,” according to DCS. Arizona House Rep. Kelly Townsend, who played a large role in getting the law passed, told KNXV that she believes the removal of the children was “an abuse of power” by DCS and law enforcement.“I think we need to re-think where we draw the line when it comes to disagreements between doctors and parents and what level we’re going to go to to keep the child safe,” Townsend said.Townsend defended the parents, saying that since the child’s fever had died down, they “felt it was no longer at the level that warranted an intrusive test that could be danger.”The parents attorney, Nicholas Boca, said in a statement to ABC News that he believes the use of force by authorities was excessive and “should be reserved for violent criminals, not a house filled with young, sleeping children.”“The removal of Sarah Beck’s Children by busting in her door with guns drawn in the middle of the night was clearly unnecessary and well beyond ‘reasonable force,’” the statement read.Boca described Beck as a “loving and attentive” mother who has always cared for her children “appropriately.”“Sarah has a fundamental, Constitutionally protected right to the care, custody, and management of her Children,” the statement read. “These rights do not evaporate simply because the Department of Child Safety believes they know better.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Agriculture Ministry claims to have developed eucalyptus-based COVID-19 treatment

first_imgThe Agriculture Ministry has developed a eucalyptus-based treatment that it claims has been shown to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The ministry expects it to play a role in the fight against the virus.The ministry announced the treatment on Friday, saying it was based on lab tests conducted by agricultural researchers.Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo said the treatment had been tested on influenza as well as beta and gamma coronaviruses and was able to kill 80 to 100 percent of the viruses.  Fajry said the antiviral medication was identified through agency research on various herbs and remedies, such as ginger, guava, temulawak (Curcuma) and essential oils.Read also: Researchers face uphill battle to help with COVID-19 fightThere are about 700 species eucalyptus. Most are native to Australia. Its main component, eucalyptol, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects, according to the US National Library of Medicine.Fajry said that eucalyptus-based treatment could also be used to relieve respiratory tracts, eliminate mucus, disinfect wounds, relieve nausea and prevent mouth disease.In April, South Sumatran scientists also claimed to have discovered a glucose-based snack that was effective at breaking down several major components of the novel coronavirus and inhibit its incubation.The Ministry of Research and Technology’s COVID-19 research consortium, consisting of research institutes, universities, private companies and state-owned enterprises, is participating in global research efforts to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19.Topics : The Ministry’s Health Research and Development Agency (Balitbangtan) has developed a few prototypes of the medication in the form of inhalers, roll-ons, ointment, balms and diffusers.“We will keep developing it for COVID-19 patients as the main target,” Syahrul said in a statement on Friday.”God willing, this could be successful. […] I hope that this innovation can be distributed to the public soon.”The ministry’s Health Research and Development Agency head Fajry Jufry said the product had shown “very good results” after being tested on COVID-19 patients, adding that the ministry was waiting for approval from related parties to distribute it.last_img read more

No ATVs, 4-wheelers allowed on Boone streets

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Drivers, crew members and race fans attending Super Nationals are reminded that ATVs and 4-wheelers are not allowed on public streets in Boone.While they can be used to get from point A to point B on the Boone Speedway grounds, driving them elsewhere in tow can and most likely will result in a citation and fine.last_img

Improve Your Podcast with Royalty-Free Music Tracks

first_imgThe key to a successful podcast is establishing a unique-but-consistent image and tone. Here’s how royalty-free music tracks can help.Invented alongside the iPod back in 2004, the podcast has, in the last few years, seen an epic resurgence. The truth is, you don’t need much to start a podcast. A microphone, basic audio editing software, a topic, and some willing participants are all you need to get a podcast going. But, it can be hard to stand out in a crowded podcast market.So how do you make an impression on a listener who takes a chance on your podcast? The answer is twofold: first, make great content, and, second, have a great intro song. Here’s the good news, though, Premium Beat has a great selection of songs to choose from.How to Pick a Song for Your PodcastThere are a few ways to find the perfect song on Premium Beat. To sort through a list of great songs, this curated playlist has a collection of podcast intro-worthy songs, which should lead you in the right direction. While this is the easiest way to find a song, there are other ways that offer more variety.You can search the PremiumBeat music library by genre.On PremiumBeat’s home page, hover over to Genres, where you’ll find all manner of different genres, such as chill out, easy listening, and games. Each genre presents a wide selection of curated songs for your listening, but if you prefer to choose by mood, PremiumBeat has that too.Moods are another popular way to search PremiumBeat’s library of royalty-free music.The Mood tab on PremiumBeat’s website offers an assortment of different moods for every situation. Murder Mystery podcasters can look through the Crime/Thriller/Spy mood, while comedy podcasters can sort through the Comedy/Funny mood.Searching by keyword or instrument is the best way to get specific results in your search.If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, try typing in a keyword in the search bar. Keywords can be anything, so if you’re looking for a song with a specific instrument or mood, this is your best bet. Whether you’re looking for a suspenseful song or something more lighthearted, PremiumBeat is sure to have what you’re looking for.How Licensing WorksLicensing for podcasts is simple. For $49, you can use your PremiumBeat song as much as you want in as many projects as you want, in perpetuity. Take a look at the licensing page for more information. Once you have the license, you’re free to use the song however you like, and you won’t have to worry about paying a recurring fee.PremiumBeat is the Right ChoiceEvery standout podcast needs a standout theme song.To reiterate, for a podcast to stand out, you need a great intro song. PremiumBeat has a large collection of songs that can suit your needs and a straightforward licensing agreement. But more than that, PremiumBeat eliminates the frustration that comes with creating your own custom song.If you don’t have the budget to hire a musician to create a song for you, PremiumBeat gives you the chance to still find a track that is right for you. Sure, there is free music out there, but PremiumBeat’s composers are music professionals who make music for major advertisements and TV shows. So, browse the PremiumBeat collection and improve your podcast with an awesome intro song.Cover image via radioshoot.Looking for some quality royalty-free music playlists? Check these out.Support Your Documentary Vision with a Thoughtfully Considered SoundtrackPower Up Your Gaming Videos and Twitch Streams with Royalty-Free MusicFuel Your Audience’s Fears with Eerie Royalty-Free MusicKeep Your Customers Calm and Engaged With the Right Royalty-Free Hold MusicSaddle Up With This Royalty-Free Playlist for Westernslast_img read more

Three swimmers, including two in CWG team, fail dope test

first_imgRicha MishraEmbarrassment piled on India ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games with three swimmers, two of them part of the country’s team for the mega-event, flunking dope tests in New Delhi on Sunday.Richa Mishra, adjudged the best female swimmer of the 64th National aquatic championship in Jaipur along with fellow CWG teammate Jyotsana Pansare and Amar Muralitharan, tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a stimulant banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency this year.Intended to be a nasal decongestant, it is marketed as a dietary supplement.Swimming Federation of India Secretary Virender Nanavati confirmed the development and said both Richa and Jyotsana will be withdrawn from the team if their ‘B’ samples also turned out to be positive.”We have been informed by the National Anti-Doping Agency about the three swimmers failing dope tests. Their samples were collected during the National Championships in Jaipur,” Nanavati told PTI.”They can ask for a ‘B’ sample test but that is their individual decision. We will see what happens after that procedure is completed. If the ‘B’ samples of Richa and Jyotsana also test positive they will be withdrawn from the team. I can’t say whether we will have the replacements,” he said.Of the three who have been caught in the doping net, Muralitharan had earlier flunked a dope test in 2003 as well but was cleared later that year.”All three of them have tested positive for methylhexaneamine,” said the CWG Tournament Director (Swimming) Rakesh Gupta.Richa won three individual gold medals with one meet record (200m individual medley) during the Nationals, while Jyotsana clinched a gold in the 100m backstroke event in Jaipur.advertisementThe latest doping scandal comes within a few days of six wrestlers and two athletes testing positive for the same banned substance.That list included this year’s Arjuna awardee Rajiv Tomar, along with fellow grapplers Sumit (74kg), Mausam Khatri (96kg), Gursharanpreet Kaur (women’s 72kg), Rahul Mann (60kg) and Joginder Singh (120kg).Shotputter Sourabh Vij and discus thrower Akash Antil had also failed dope tests.Days before this, net-ball player Megha Chaudharay had also tested positive for a banned substance. Things are surely going to go down to the wire: HooperIndia’s failure to ensure that all the Commonwealth Games venues and the athletes’ village comply with safety provision norms could jeopardise the organisation of the event, according to CGF CEO Mike Hooper, who said the organisers have allowed “things to go down to the wire”.Acknowledging that lot of work still needs to be done, Hooper said that they are yet to receive confirmation from the Organising Committee that the village or any of the venues are structurally safe and sound and that failure to do so could place one or two sporting events in danger.Thousands of athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations will start to arrive from September 16 to take up residence in the Games village and to start training at the venues.”Things are surely going to go down to the wire. It’s a battle against time. If the Organising Committee failed to provide the safety certifications on time, if we can’t get the documentation of the Games village and the venues on time, then a particular event or so may be in trouble,” Hooper said.”Whether it’s about venue safety at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium or any other stadium, clearly we are all aware of the CVC report last month and implications of that report suggests sub-standard materials and fabricated case results. That’s a matter of concern to us.”Despite many promises made by the government agencies to deliver the documentation to validate and verify all the buildings standards have been met, fire safety certificates have been issued, we (CGF) still have not been able to get them and that still remains a cause of great concern to us,” Hooper told a TV channel.”You can’t occupy the venue unless you have building completion certificates. People are due to arrive at the Games village from September 16. They can’t occupy the Games village unless the building certification is not there. They can’t go to the venue unless venues certification is not there,” he said.last_img read more

X BLADES NATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 1 PREVIEW

first_imgDay 1 of the 2007 X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships will commence Wednesday 19 September from 10.00am at the BCU International Stadium Coffs Harbour with all teams looking forward to opening their account at the showcase Junior event of the year.There are several marquee clashes tomorrow in both the Boys and Girls divisions across the 3 respective pools on the Main field that looks in immaculate condition.In Field One action in the Girls 18s Division, 2006 Grand Finalists New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) the top seeds in Pool B, kick off the program against a well-credentialed Mets team at 10.00am.Later in the day defending Girls champions Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and the top seeds in Pool A, feature on the “TV Field” against Sunshine Coast at 1.20pm.The 2.10pm clash on Field 1 will be a crackerjack contest between the two top seeds in Pool C of the Girls division, South Queensland Sharks and the Southern Suns.In the Boys Competition, Top seeds in Pool C QSST will look to get their 2007 campaign off to a flyer against the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).In Boys Pool A action, defending champions Mets with no less than 10 Australian Youth squad members in their line up, will face up to New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) at 3.50pm on the main stadium.2006 Grand Finalists NSWCHS will look to get their 2007 title bid off to a winning start when they confront a well-heeled Sunshine Cast team in the last scheduled fixture game of the day at 4.40pm.There will be 36 games on four fields in nine timeslots tomorrow with the action sure to be fast and furious.Touch Football Australia will keep you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page.For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=14 The Schedule of Games – Day 1 Wednesday 19 September 200710.00amGirls’ Pool A R1      QSST v EaglesGirls’ Pool B R1      NSWCHS v MetsGirls’ Pool B R1      NT v NSWCISGirls’ Pool C R1      Sharks v Scorpions10.50amGirls’ Pool A R1      CQ v NSWCCCGirls’ Pool A R1      TouchWest v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R1       Rebels v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R1       Tasmania v Hornets 11.40amBoys’ Pool A R1      Mets v SharksBoys’ Pool C R1      Tasmania v HornetsBoys’ Pool C R1      QSST v ACTGirls’ Pool C R1       ACT v Suns12.30pmBoys’ Pool A R1      NSWCIS v CobrasBoys’ Pool A R1      SA v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool B R1      NSWCHS v EaglesBoys’ Pool C R1      NT v Suns1.20pmBoys’ Pool B R1      Scorpions v CQBoys’ Pool B R1      Rebels v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool A R2      QSST v Sunshine CoastGirls’ Pool B R2       Mets v NT2.10pmGirls’ Pool A R2      Eagles v CQ Girls’ Pool A R2      NSWCCC v TouchWestGirls’ Pool B R2      NSWCHS v CobrasGirls’ Pool C R2      Sharks v Suns3.00pmGirls’ Pool B R2       NSWCIS v RebelsGirls’ Pool C R2       Hornets v ACTGirls’ Pool C R2       Scorpions v TasmaniaBoys’ Pool C R2      QSST v TouchWest3.50pmBoys’ Pool A R2      Mets v NSWCCCBoys’ Pool A R2      Cobras v SA Boys’ Pool A R2      Sharks v NSWCISBoys’ Pool C R2      Suns v Tasmania4.40pmBoys’ Pool B R2      NSWCHS v Sunshine CoastBoys’ Pool B R2      CQ v RebelsBoys’ Pool B R2      Eagles v ScorpionsBoys’ Pool C R2      Hornets v ACTlast_img read more

Helping State Competition

first_imgRepresentatives from five States and Territory’s came to TFA to discuss State competitions. Wednesday saw Peggy Sanders from the Northern Territory, Phoebe Burgoyne-Scutts from the ACT, Lewis Tuck from Victoria, Mitch Collins from WA and Renee Bryant from SA come to TFA in Canberra to discuss competition development.The aim of the meeting was to create best practice guidelines for State Competitions. It was of benefit to streamline competitions, for other development opportunities.There was also a visit from BMTA’s Matt Hall. BMTA is Australia’s best-run affiliate, and Matt was there for competition analysis. This meeting will help all State-based competitions, and ultimately affiliates.last_img read more

a month agoQuique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have plenty to play for

first_imgQuique Sanchez Flores insists Watford have plenty to play forby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores insists there’s plenty to play for this season.Sanchez Flores thinks the decision to bring him back in place of Gracia demonstrates the club’s ambition and shows why they can achieve “something special”. “I never see Watford at the bottom,” he said.”Three years ago, we were never there. The last three years, it was impossible to think about that, but football’s very hard right now. It’s very equal, very even and everything is pure competition, so everything is possible.”We need to go out of this position as soon as possible.”The ambition is the same. This is a club that is very clear about the way they want to grow and so I realise of course they have changed a lot of things, the training ground, the players, the squad.”But [what they want] is exactly the same what they wanted from me three years ago.”Now it’s a little bit different because they’re established in the Premier League, they want to keep going in the same category, so the pressure is the same, but the squad and the objective of the club they are different.”I’m confident we can work together and we can do something special.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool left-back Andrew Robertson may have deactivated his Twitter account.The decision could be connected to the Reds’ 2-0 defeat at Napoli on Tuesday.The Scot gave away a late penalty when he was adjudged to have fouled Jose Callejon in the box, with Dries Mertens slotting home from the spot.Fernando Llorente then nipped in ahead of Robertson to seal victory for the home side in stoppage time.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at the decision to award the the penalty – and the failure to overturn it through VAR – after the game, although former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed it was the right decision.The Mirror reports a search for his Twitter account ‘@andrewrobertso5’ shows up no results, although his Instagram account is still online at the time of writing. last_img read more

The 5 Best Moments From The 1st Episode Of Ohio State Football’s “Scarlet & Gray Days”

first_imgPromotion for Ohio State's scarlet and gray days.Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.last_img read more