The Pets as Therapy program at the Phillips Brooks House Association partners with the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center to bring dogs to interact with residents. Volunteers shepherd dogs lent by members of the Harvard community to visit the center twice each week.Organizers say that the program, which is designed to offer companionship and therapeutic benefits, actually helps all involved: the residents, student volunteers who experience a break from their routines, and even the dogs, who forge relationships with residents and other animals.
Stuff co.nz 6 June 2019Family First Comment: Toxicology results received for 10 of the 13 Northland road fatalities this year showed five had methamphetamine or cannabis in their system… When asked about the potential impact of cannabis being decriminalised or legalised after the cannabis referendum, Ewers said it was assumed the numbers of drug-impaired drivers on the road would increase. “There’s evidence from around the world – just look at the road deaths in Colorado, it’s evidence of what cannabis can do,” he said.More than a third of the people who have died on Northland’s roads this year tested positive for drugs, and police fear the numbers will continue to rise.Northland road policing manager Inspector Wayne Ewers said methamphetamine use was a problem on Northland roads, which have the worst crash statistics in the country.Toxicology results received for 10 of the 13 Northland road fatalities this year showed five had methamphetamine or cannabis in their system, while two also had alcohol.Toxicology results for the remaining three fatalities were still to come, but drug use was strongly suspected in one after police found methamphetamine and cannabis in the drivers’ car, Ewers saidThe percentage of fatalities in Northland with drugs in their system this year was at least double that from 2017 and 2018, where there were 15 per cent and 14 per cent respectively.In a presentation to the Northland Regional Transport Committee on Wednesday, Ewers said in one crash near Hukerenui last year where he was first on the scene, the driver was believed to have fallen asleep after a methamphetamine binge.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/113258572/drugs-involved-in-many-of-northlands-fatal-road-crashes-police-say read more
After missing his first nine shots to start the preseason, the No. 2 overall pick made his first regular-season attempt look easy.“I think the first basket is always going to mean something to me,” Ingram said. “Of course, it’s an 82-game season, so I’ve got to worry about the next game.”Ingram finished 4 for 6 from the field in 24 minutes in the Lakers’ 120-114 victory over Houston. That corner 3-pointer – to beat the shot clock – was only the first of what is expected to be thousands of made baskets. Kobe Bryant made 11,719 in his 20-year career.Kids everywhere dream of making a basket in the NBA, but Ingram said he didn’t feel any anxiety before releasing his first.“We have a very unselfish team,” he said. “So I’m not worried about getting shots up because I know they’re going to come. The open person usually gets the shot, so that’s all I really worried about.” Ingram will be checking off a litany of firsts now that the season is under way. Does anyone remember their first rebound or offensive foul?“I remember my first game,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I think I picked up like three fouls in 10 seconds and then I had to go sit on the bench.”Next up for Ingram: His first road trip.The Lakers play their next four away from home, starting tonight in Utah.“This is different for me,” he said, “being we just played yesterday but it’s going to be fine.”For any rookie, it’s an adjustment to go from the two-games-per-week schedule of college hoops.“The road is tough in this league,” Walton said.”We have all the confidence in the world in Brandon, but it’s like everything else in this league. You have to experience back-to-back games and flying to different time zones.“It’s early in the season, so I think he’ll be all right. But it’s all part of this rookie process of learning the NBA – game and life.”Sit and watchJordan Clarkson is not accustomed to sitting on the bench. As a second-year guard last season, Clarkson played a team-high 32.3 minutes per game. He started each of the 79 games he played.So imagine how different things must have felt in the first half Wednesday, when he played just six minutes as a reserve.The $50 million man checked in with 5:24 left in the first period, and back out with 10:46 to go in the second, having tallied two points and two fouls. Meanwhile, the Lakers managed to stay close without risking a third foul for Clarkson.“He stayed ready and in the second half he was our best player,” Walton said. “He’s been like that.”Clarkson scored 23 of his team-high 25 points in the second half, propelling the Lakers to victory.The former second-round pick seems entrenched as the Lakers’ top bench option, at least for now.“I don’t think he was expecting his role to be what it is so far,” Russell said. “No telling what it could be toward the middle of the season or the end, but he’s doing a great job of just being mature and making the best of it.”Jazz on the mendThe Utah Jazz are coming off a 113-104 season-opening road loss to Portland. Star forward Gordon Hayward is out with a fractured left ring finger, but power forward Derrick Favors (knee) is expected to go through the morning shootaround and is considered a game-time decision tonight, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.“They’ve got a really good team,” Walton said. “I’m really impressed. Quin Snyder has done a phenomenal job with them. … They move the ball, they set hard screens, even with guys being banged up they still have enough guys up there to be a really good team.” EL SEGUNDO >> It had been 17 years, but Metta World Peace still remembered the shot.“Three-pointer,” he said, while gliding on a workout machine following Thursday’s Lakers practice. Then, pointing: “That side of the court.”D’Angelo Russell’s memory only had to stretch 12 months, but he was just as confident: “Jump shot off a curl.” Timofey Mozgov remembered a game against Boston and a mid-range jumper.Not every player recalls the details of his first NBA basket, but those who do acknowledge the significance of the professional rite of passage. It was the one experienced by Brandon Ingram on Wednesday night when his corner 3-pointer with 2:57 left in the first quarter fell through the net. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The body of a 48-year-old Wellington man was discovered on Sunday, Jan. 6 from a death which was estimated to have occurred sometime in September or October, according to Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers.The body of Edward Byers, 48, of Wellington was discovered about 3.5 miles north of South Haven on a farmstead, about a half-mile west of U.S. 81 on 140th St. South.Chambers said Sunday mid-morning, Chad Harris of South Haven, who was at the farmstead, was surveying the property thinking about building a home there.As he was looking through the various silos and barns, owned by Dale and Roberta Byers, Harris discovered a mummified body when he opened a old hay barn. An autopsy report from a forensic center revealed that Byers had died of natural causes and there were no signs of body trauma or foul play, Chambers said.Byers was a periodical prisoner, Chambers said, who had repeatedly been in and out of jail at various facilities in the region including the Sumner County jail in Wellington. Chambers said he had been released from Sumner County Detention Center in February.Chambers said witnesses told the sheriff’s office, that Byers was last seen alive in June when his dad, Leroy, had dropped him off at the farmstead.Â Laird Bell, born in 1929, is a renter on the farmstead, who lives there alone and does not help with the farming. Bell told the Sheriff’s office he never saw Byers throughout the time period from June to January.Chambers said there was some indication that Byers may have been camping out in a nearby wooded area and may have snuck toward the house to get water periodically. Byers was described as a loner who rarely spoke to his family. Chambers said family members told deputies they thought he was back in jail at the time of the disappearance. It was not unusual for family members not to communicate with Byers for a lengthy amount of time.When the body was discovered, Byers was wearing cut-off jeans and no shirt sitting in a hallway of the old hay barn that at one time was being used to keep horses and contained an old hay baler lift.Chambers said his body had not completely decayed which indicated to him that since he was wearing only a pair of shorts it was hot during the day, but it was cold enough in the evening to halt the decaying process.He said the barn was located about 200 to 300 yards east of the house, so a decaying smell may have not been noticeable to the elderly man unless there was wind coming directly from the east – which rarely occurs.Chambers said Byers was identified the day of his discovery Â by authorities because of a lion tattoo on his arm.Funeral services will be held Saturday. Byers obituary is here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (11) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down grandma · 396 weeks ago That is a shame that a family member didn’t question the whereabouts of him regardless of being in and out of jail. That is to long of time span. Report Reply 1 reply · active 395 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down someone · 396 weeks ago Please dont judge the family for not being in touch with him. There’s a reason for it that none of us know the whole story. I know his dad and he is a sweet man and has done everything he could for his son. They might not have been a close family but I’m sure they are all grieving right now. Report Reply 3 replies · active 395 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down neighbor · 396 weeks ago I feel really bad for going past the place on a daily bases and never seeing anyone. Report Reply 0 replies · active 396 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Michele · 395 weeks ago I’m his wife, Grandma, and let me tell you, we did care. He has children involved and they cared. There is only so much you can do for someone who doesn’t want help. I tried to file a missing persons report but the local police didn’t want to hear it, they were happy to have him out of their hair. He begged Larned to take him back after he slit his own throat and wrist, they refused. I had to contact to KBI to get them to get the local authorities to file a missing persons report. You have no idea what you are talking about, “out of sight, out of mind”? Are you kidding me?? He was out of sight, but never out of mind. Keep your nose and comments out of other peoples business when you have no clue as to what the facts are. People like you make me sick when you like to flap your gums and cause undue harm to people who are already grieving. Report Reply 2 replies · active 269 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down sumnerco · 395 weeks ago poor guy. A world of problems on a daily basis. Rest in peace!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 395 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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