New Details Emerge In Fatal Stabbing Of Former Penn State Quarterback

first_imgAn Beaver Stadium awaits game against Nebraska.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 12: Beaver Stadium is empty before Penn State takes on Nebraska on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)New details have emerged in the fatal stabbing of a former Penn State quarterback in Philadelphia late last week.Sean Schellenger, the former PSU quarterback, died at 37 on Thursday night when he was stabbed to death during an altercation with an Uber Eats delivery driver, according to a report by Philly.com.Restauranteur Norris Jordan was in the car with Schellenger before the deadly incident occurred. His lawyer has spoken to Philly.com about what happened.From PennLive.com:“He’s devastated,” Harvey told Philly.com about his client. “Sean was a very good friend of his. It’s a complete tragedy. He’s just really struggling to deal with what happened, as you can imagine.”The account of that evening indicates Jordan was driving Schellenger and another friend through the stop-and-go traffic of Rittenhouse Square when they encountered White, who was delivering food via bicycle.Schellenger got out of the car, walked up to the bicyclist, and an altercation ensued and, according to Harvey’s account, as Schellenger lay bleeding from a stab wound, Jordan came to his aid until the police arrived. Schellenger died a half hour later.The police’s initial account of the story claimed that Jordan had gotten out of the car with Schellenger,  though that is now being refuted.Police are reportedly still investigating the death.Full details can be seen here.last_img read more

Body shaming leads to weight gain in kids

first_imgTeasing and bullying overweight children could act as a catalyst in further increasing their weight by 33 per cent, compared to obese kids who do not suffer body shaming, a study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behaviour and attempt to lose weight. The study involved over 100 youths who were an average of 11.8 years of age when they enrolled, according to Natasha A. Schvey, Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University in the US. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveThe participants were either overweight (defined as a body mass index above the 85th percentile) when they began the study or had two parents who were overweight or obese. For the study, they completed a six-item questionnaire on whether they had been teased about their weight. They then participated in annual follow-up visits for the next 15 years. The researchers found that youth experiencing high levels of teasing gained an average of .20 kg per year more than those who did not. The research team theorises that weight-associated stigma may have made youths more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours, such as binge eating and avoiding exercise. Another possible explanation is that the stress of being teased could stimulate the release of the hormone cortisol, which may lead to weight gain.last_img read more

The Latest Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi drones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local):7 a.m.Saudi Arabia says its military intercepted five drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom.Military spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said early Friday that the drones targeted Abha regional airport and Khamis Mushait.Al-Maliki in a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said that the drone attack showed the Houthis were targeting civilian infrastructure in the kingdom.U.N. experts, the West and Gulf Arab nations say Iran arms the Houthis with weapons. Tehran denies that.The kingdom says a similar attack Wednesday on the Abha airport wounded 26 people.It is just the latest in a wave of rebel drone and missile attacks targeting the kingdom, which has been mired in a yearslong war in Yemen that has killed an estimated 60,000 people and pushed the Arab world’s poorest nation to the brink of famine.The development comes as tensions are rising in the Persian Gulf region.___6 a.m.The U.S. military’s Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.It released the black-and-white footage early Friday morning.Capt. Bill Urban, a Central Command spokesman, said a Revolutionary Guard patrol ship removed the limpet mine from the Kokuka Courageous.Iran has denied involvement in Thursday’s suspected attacks amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.Urban said in a statement the attacks “are a clear threat to international freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce.”He added: “The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. However, we will defend our interests.”The Associated Press read more