Tyler Perry’s BET Awards Speech Fires Up ‘Dreamers’ To Conquer Hollywood

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Burn off calories cardio drumming on the Lakeshore

MUSKEGON, Mich. — If you are looking for a unique type of workout this summer, Cardio Drumming is gaining some steam along the lakeshore.

The Muskegon Drum Crew is hosting classes every Monday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Lakeshore Sports Complex, 4470 Airline Road in Muskegon.

A typical class as about one hour long and will cost $2 to participate plus $3 if you need to rent materials. To take the class you need a 75cm Yoga ball, a 17 Gallon Bucket, and drumsticks.

Mpumalanga mom who allegedly poisoned her four children in court

Zinhle Maditla, the mother to four children who were found dead at their home in Klarinet, Emalahleni near Mpumalanga, is back in court on Monday after being detained for almost six months in police custody. She is to hear her fate regarding her bail application.

She allegedly killed her children – eight-year-old Minenhle, seven-year-old Blessing, three-year-old Shaniqua, and 11-month-old Ethen – at her rented room in Klarinet, eMalahleni, in December.

The 25-year-old faces four counts of premeditated murder and will on Monday find out if she will be granted bail for allegedly feeding her children rat poison. Her children’s decomposing bodies were found in December after she handed herself to the Vosman police station. She has remained in police custody pending a psychiatric evaluation into her fitness to stand trial.

Maditla has told the court that she had an argument with the father of two of her children after she had found him with another woman.

The father of the children, however, alleged that Maditla was depressed as she struggled to take care of the children on her own.

The Sowetan reports that William Shongwe, 29, said he and the woman broke up in September last year after a dispute over the lack of maintenance by the other fathers of the two children.

He said they used to fight over the issue, and the Maditla would threaten him with his children.

Police reportedly found the bodies of the children in a two-roomed house in Emalahleni.

The Citizen earlier reported that police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said police responded to the house where the decomposing bodies, with no visible wounds, were found.

He said the children were two girls, aged four and eight, and two boys, aged seven years and 11 months.

“The bodies were in the early stage of decomposition. Neighbours said they last saw the children at their home on December 26. The bodies had no visible wounds and the motive for the murder is not known at this stage.

“A postmortem would be conducted to determine the cause of death.”

(Compiled by Gopolang Moloko)

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Report: Women, People Of Color Were Elected At Same Rate As White Men In 2018

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Black Pitmasters Are Hustling To Preserve Barbecue’s Roots

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‘Hard No’: Raptors’ Danny Green Says NBA Champs Won’t Visit White House

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Pence: Filthy Detention Facilities Heartbreaking, But It’s All On Congress

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Fremont double amputee learns to walk again

FREMONT, Mich. — A West Michigan man is Beating the Odds after an accident on the job caused him to lose both of his legs above the knee.

Two years ago Nathan Wolford was in an accident that would forever change his life, but with the help of local doctors Nathan is now able to walk again and is hoping to inspire other amputees along the way.

“I had a summer job working for the department of summer works in Fremont and I was loading some brush into the back of the wood chipper and a car hit me from behind,” Wolford said. “It pinned me up against the back of the wood chipper and so I was between the car and the wood chipper for about an hour.”

Little did Wolford know, September 5th, 2017  would be a day that would forever change his life. He was rushed to the hospital undergoing 18 surgeries.

“At first they kind of thought, like, oh we might be able to save his legs, you know, we might be able to fix the damage done to the bones, and if there’s enough muscle and tissue left he might be able to walk again. cause he’s young so we gotta be able to, you know, save his legs,” Wolford said.

Doctors ultimately decided to amputate the 21-year-old’s legs above the knee, giving him his best shot at living an independent life.

He spent a month with doctors at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital working to build himself back up to get his prosthetic legs.

“Just rebuilding my strength and everything I lost from laying in a hospital bed for a month and getting my body ready for prosthetics,” he said.

That’s when he met the experts at Hanger Clinic in Grand Rapids for the first time.

“It was really a new experience. because I had no idea what to expect, learning how to walk with prosthetics and things like that and it was intimidating and it took a while and a lot of hard work,” Wolford said.

“With things like, going down stairs or whatever I was like oh my gosh this is scary  and i was like I don’t know if I want to do it, you know it was kind of like if I want to be independent and I want to be mobile then I have to be willing to try it and get good at it,” he said.

One year later and Wolford has learned to walk again, recently competing in a 5K this spring and taking part in Hanger‘s amputee boot camp, where he was able to meet other people like him.

“Just going to that and meeting a bunch of other amputees and having them kind of push me out of my comfort zone to try new things, and going out into public and all that just gave me a lot more confidence and really helped me to get to a good place mentally that really helped a lot in learning how to walk again,” Wolford said.

He’s now able to walk on his own and is able to do some of his favorite activities like playing the drums. Wolford has been in his full prosthetics now for a full year, and has come along way in just two years.

“It’s been really crazy thinking about where I am now compared to where I was when I did that because I can do stairs and ramps and curbs and everything just totally fine. I can drive a car with my legs, I don’t have to use hand controls or anything. So yeah, it’s been, yeah it’s been really great,” he said.

Wolford is now working as a certified peer amputee mentor and is currently in his second year studying ministry with hopes of becoming a youth pastor.

PICS & VIDEO: SAPS drug raid in Newlands

Led by Colonel Govender, the South African Police Service and security officials performed a drug raid in Newlands on Friday. This operation happens on a weekly basis during the afternoon in Newlands and Westbury.

According to Colonel Govender, the raids are performed weekly because there have been high amounts of reported criminal incidents such as robberies, break-ins and drug dealings in Newlands. The task team usually does random stop-and-checks on residents and on people found in the area during the day.

Among others were two suspects stopped and arrested for access to any leads as to where they bought some dagga the task team found in their possession. A raid was also done on a home in Newlands where the team got a lead on a suspected drug dealer and an individual who owned illegal firearms.

Despite all the team’s efforts, only one man was arrested for being found in possession of two bags of kat. On arrest, he said that someone he gave a lift to left it in his car.

The point of these raids is to show police presence in the area and to curb all the criminal incidents that have been happening in Newlands and Westbury.

Pictures by Tracy Lee Stark:

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip-offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip-offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip-offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip-offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

A man is arrested for possession of drugs in Newlands, Johannesburg, 21 June 2019, by police and security officials in the area. After many reports of crime in the area, police are conducting stop and searches as well as raids based on tip-offs from community members. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Video by Carlos Muchave:

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Chile face Sanchez dilemma ahead of Uruguay Group C decider

Sanchez aggravated an old ankle injury in Friday’s 2-1 win over Ecuador that secured the reigning champions’ place in the quarter-finals.

If they avoid defeat against Uruguay at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Monday, they will win the group and play Peru in the last eight.

But a defeat would send them to a quarter-final against Colombia, who won a Group B containing Argentina with a 100 percent record.

“This is the theme to consider, as well as how he reacts today after training,” said Colombian Rueda.

“From what I’ve sensed, everyone wants to play tomorrow and everyone is very committed.”

Sanchez has started to rediscover his best form in Brazil following a dreadful club season with Manchester United.

He’s scored two goals in two Group C games — more than he managed in 20 Premier League matches for United this season.

“We can only decide (if he plays) after evening training, whether he can run, whether he can handle the workload,” added Rueda, who said that Sanchez would either start or not be involved at all.

Chile’s other main star — Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal — is also a doubt.

“Artur’s case also depends on how his muscle reacts to the recovery period,” said Rueda.

Monday’s clash promises to be a fiery affair as Chile and Uruguay have recent history.

In 2015, when Chile won the Copa America for the first time, they knocked out Uruguay in a controversial quarter-final.

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani was sent off after picking up a second booing for flicking his hand into the face of Gonzalo Jara, in retaliation for the Chile defender trying to shove a finger up his backside.

Jara, who is unlikely to start the game, was also punched by Luis Suarez during a match in 2013 after touching the firebrand Uruguay forward’s testicles.

Rueda is more concerned about the threat posed by Uruguay’s talented strike pair than any potential trouble.

“Their great virtue is that they’re great finishers, they penetrate really well, they’ve scored an amazing number of international goals,” said Rueda.

Suarez with 58 and Cavani with 47 are the top two scorers in Uruguay’s history.

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