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first_imgBloomington IL Police Department(ROCKFORD, Ill.) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy Thursday at a hotel in Rockford, Illinois, has now been taken into custody after barricading himself in his car following a high-speed chase, Illinois State Police confirmed to ABC News.The suspect, identified as Floyd E. Brown, 39, lost control of his vehicle during the chase and careened off Interstate 55 between Bloomington and Springfield and crashed into a ravine, said Master Sgt. Sam Thomas of the Illinois State Police. He then barricaded himself in his car Thursday afternoon.The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Twitter that the deputy wounded in the shooting had died. Deputy Jacob Keltner was a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and assigned to the U.S. Marshalls Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, the sheriff’s office said.“We regret to inform you that shortly after 3:30 p.m. [Central time] today Deputy Jacob Keltner has passed away,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.At an afternoon news conference, Trooper Sean Ramsey of the Illinois State Police said Brown had barricaded himself in his car and police had been trying to establish communication with him to convince him to surrender. He said Brown was still armed with at least one gun during the standoff.“We want it to end peacefully,” Ramsey said prior to Brown’s arrest. “You never want to end a life.”The shooting occurred at 9:15 a.m. local time as the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force from the Great Lakes Region was attempting to arrest Brown at an Extended Stay America hotel, officials said. He had several outstanding warrants, including two burglary warrants, a failure to appear warrant and a parole violation, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said in a press conference Thursday night.Lt. Kurt Whisenand of the Rockford Police Department said that as task force members approached Brown’s room on the third floor of the hotel, Brown allegedly opened fire. Ramsey added that Brown allegedly shot through the door, hitting the sheriff’s deputy outside in the hallway.Whisenand said Brown is believed to have fired a rifle at the task force members and then fled out a window, leaving a female acquaintance with a bullet wound in the hotel room.Whisenand said no members of the task force fired their weapons, and investigators believe Brown shot the woman in the hotel room.Authorities did not name the female acquaintance but said on Thursday night that she had been treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and released. She was not in custody and there were no charges against her, O’Shea said.“It’s a dark day here and certainly his family is in our prayers,” Jack Franks, the McHenry County Board Chairman, told ABC News, referring to Deputy Keltner.Authorities initially said Brown was 45 years old, and that the deputy was a U.S. Marshal.Brown fled the hotel in a Mercury Grand Marquis.His car was spotted headed south on Interstate 55 and police chased him into Logan County, WLS-TV reported. The chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour and the driver was pointing a gun outside his vehicle window at police pursuing him, ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago reported.Thomas said the car went off the road and into a ravine. It was not immediately clear if Brown was injured.Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite-Ross said on Thursday night that upon learning of Keltner’s death, Brown’s charges had been upgraded to first-degree murder with a mandatory penalty of life in prison. Brown is currently waiting to be transported to Winnebago County.“Jake was a fine young man,” said McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Thursday night. “We’re truly going to miss him.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CHICAGO) — Defense attorneys for alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse argued on Friday that it would be dangerous to extradite the 17-year-old teenager, citing fears of retaliation and a divided political climate.Rittenhouse, an alleged white supremacist accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of an officer-involved shooting, appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where his attorney contested the teen’s extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide and other charges in connection with the August shootings.The hearing, which lasted about five minutes, ended Friday morning without a decision and it’s unclear when the judge will issue a ruling. The judge gave state prosecutors seven days to respond to the motion and scheduled an in-person hearing for Oct. 30.“There is a massive amount of video evidence that shows … beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not a legitimate criminal prosecution, it is a political prosecution,” John Pierce, Rittenhouse’s attorney, told the judge.Pierce also reiterated claims levied Thursday in a 16-page petition for a writ of habeas corpus, describing the case in court as “a very unique, extraordinary situation” and noting that there was “no reason to rush.”He also requested sufficient time to challenge the extradition: “There is a presidential candidate in the heat of arguably the most heated election, perhaps ever, certainly since 1860, that has inflamed the situation, And we simply ask that that this detainee’s due process rights be observed so we can challenge this in a proper way and ensure that this is a legitimate criminal prosecution and not something else.”While Piece did not mention either presidential candidate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has criticized President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. A campaign video featured Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha. Attorney Lin Wood, who is helping to raise funds for Rittenhouse’s defense, threatened to sue the Biden campaign for libel on behalf of Rittenhouse in response to the video.Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, allegedly traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of fierce protest over the case of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was allegedly shot in the back by police in front of his children.Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed protester Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake. Rosenbaum allegedly followed Rittenhouse into a used car lot and confronted him in an attempt to disarm him before his death, according to a criminal complaint. The medical examiner found that Rosenbaum was shot in the groin and back — which fractured his pelvis and perforated his right lung and liver — and his left hand. He also suffered a superficial wound to his left thigh and a graze wound to his forehead.Rittenhouse was chased by protestors and fell, according to the criminal complaint. At that point, Huber tried to pull Rittenhouse’s gun away when he was allegedly shot and killed, according to the complaint. Rittenhouse then allegedly shot Grosskreutz, who had his hands in the air, in the right arm, according to the complaint.The 26-year-old Grosskreutz of West Allis, was injured in the shooting.Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted on the first-degree intentional homicide charge alone.ABC News’ Jim Hill, Morgan Winsor, Josh Margolin and Jack Date contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgHR managers rejected a motion that employees need their privacy protectedagainst big brother employers. During a debate set up by the Employment LawyersAssociation and the Institute of Personnel and Development last month, Dr CliveMorton of Anglian Water Services said that openness, consultation and workplaceagreements would mean no new laws were needed. Jose Pottinger, director of the US engine manufacturer Cummins, said arational rather than emotional response was needed. Most surveillance tacticswere not used to gain unfair advantage but to gather data for research andtraining. If employee monitoring was intrusive, employees would vote with theirfeet, she added. But most were supportive of a level of surveillance if theyknew when, for how long and under what criteria. Speaking for the motion, Robin Allen QC argued the law provided littleprotection for employee privacy unlike rules on unfair dismissal, redundancy,discrimination, the payment of wages and Tupe. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Motion to protect employee privacy deniedOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_imgThe report by the working group on the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) proposes a single, mandatory and legally enforceable Code of Practice for property agents; a system of minimum entry requirements and continuing professional development for property agents. The industry response so far is extremely positive.Lord Best, who chaired the ROPA working group, said, “These recommendations could lead to some agencies closing but would ultimately create a better industry. There is evidence that greater regulation, monitoring and increased fairness has improved the stability of the sector.”Peter Bolton King, Global Standards Director, RICS said, on Twitter, “For years I’ve called for better regulation of agents + minimum standards. Delighted to see important report from Lord Best.”His comments were responded to by Cllr Charles Fyfield, who said, “The solution has been sitting on the Statute Books for 40 years – s.22 of the Estate Agency Act 1979. I need a Licence to run my Church Lottery to sell you a £1 ticket but I don’t need a Licence to sell you a £1m house.”The report also aims to explore fees, charges and the ability to choose a managing agent for leaseholders and freeholders. “These proposals are both welcome and long overdue if the rest of the UK is to be brought into line with the Scottish system”, says David Alexander, Joint MD at the Scottish property firm Apropos by DJ Alexander. “Those who fear such change should not be worried. Rather than destroying the sector in Scotland these changes have made it stronger and more effective.”Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark and David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark said, “This is a significant moment for those in the property industry and a huge leap forward in stamping out bad practice.We have long called for Government intervention to ensure everyone in the industry is licensed, adheres to a strict code of practice and holds at least a Level 3 qualification (A-level). Following the extensive considerations by the working group, it is now for Government to create the structures for a properly regulated industry, whose professional knowledge and skills are trusted and respected by all.”Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, safeagent said, “We welcome and congratulate Lord Best for this wide-ranging report setting out a blueprint for a professional regulated property sector which, if fully implemented, would ultimately offer consumers the same level of protection they already experience in other areas of their everyday lives.“We provided input to the RoPA working group supporting plans for minimum qualifications for agents in England. We are pleased that there is recognition that any new regulator should consider supporting qualifications and training providers to use e-learning which safeagent has championed as the accessible and cost effective route for agents to obtain professional development.”David Alexander added, “These increasing failure rates in the English sector are occurring before the impact of the Tenants Fees Act, or the proposed ending of no-fault evictions and open-ended tenancies have come into place. The sector must understand that greater regulation is coming, and the best property management companies are already prepared and ready for the changes which will occur. Those who aren’t prepared are undoubtedly going to face financial difficulties in adapting to the new way of operating.”Read more about ROPA.Lord Best Ropa NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward peter bolton king Isobel Thomson property industry RICS ARLA regulations SAFEagent Sheila Manchester David Cox July 19, 2019The NegotiatorOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 19th July 2019 at 8:21 amObviously trade bodies and training entities look to embrace further regulation, as it is their interest, but what amazes me is that the people in the frontline, doing agency every day, are never consulted, and being the last to be in the know, obviously have a more jaundiced point of view.This ivory tower approach goes a long way to explain why we get another government report with an opening premise that the public do not trust agents, so further regulation will solve this. How many members of the general public were asked the question, what cross section of the public? had they used our services? Or was it just an anecdotal thought of an aged peer, smoking a cigar in the exclusion of a private members club in St James’s. Maybe, the report should have done a survey on how trusting the public were of MP’s and Lord’s.My experience is that overwhelmingly vendors, landlords, buyers and tenants in the main do trust agents that is why there is so much repeat business. Maybe, it is time that trade bodies, and industry grandees instead of embracing more regulation, regulation which might actually undermine their present power base, actually took time to positively put forward to the ‘doubting public’ the real solid hardworking and professional way that 99% of the agents conduct themselves at present.I think it is high time that agents actually educated the general public into how complicated agency is, then the perceived ‘disconnect and distrust’ that is the genesis of the latest government recommendations might be stopped in its tracks and instead the government might actually do things that help an industry which performs a very vital role, both to the economy and on a personal level to millions of people.Maybe I should set up the ‘positive face of agents’ movement where the general public and agents can post their ‘positive’ experiences so that a fuller and deeper picture of the industry can be more roundly appreciated. Thoughts?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Worried by ROPA? Don’t panic – more regulation is good for professionals previous nextRegulation & LawWorried by ROPA? Don’t panic – more regulation is good for professionalsIndustry leaders support an initiative to create a stronger property industry that will exclude rogue operators.Sheila Manchester19th July 20191 Comment817 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ACS Receives Two More Keel Blocks for Australia’s First Air Warfare Destroyer Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that two more keel blocks had been delivered to Adelaide to construct Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer. This follows the delivery of the first keel block last month.The blocks were constructed at the Williamstown shipyard in Melbourne. They were loaded on to barges last week and transported to Adelaide over the weekend.Mr Clare said this was another step forward in the $8 billion project to construct three new warships for the Royal Australian Navy.“This is Australia’s biggest shipbuilding project,” Mr Clare said. “90 separate blocks will be constructed to build the three most powerful warships the Royal Australian Navy has ever operated. About 70 blocks like this will be shipped to Adelaide over the next four years to be consolidated into Air Warfare Destroyers. These blocks weigh approximately 190 tonnes each. They are about 19 metres long, 17 metres wide and five metres high and will form part of the keel of the first warship – HMAS Hobart (III).”The steel blocks are being built at shipyards in Adelaide (ASC), Melbourne (BAE Systems​), Newcastle (Forgacs) and Ferrol, Spain (Navantia). Three sonar blocks are being constructed in Spain and the United Kingdom.The blocks will now be removed from the barge and transported by a large multi-wheeled vehicle to the pre-fit-out facility. Further work on the blocks will then be completed including blast and paint, fitting pipes, installing communications and electrical cables and fitting internal walls.Construction has begun on all main blocks for the first ship and work has also begun on blocks for the second ship, HMAS Brisbane (III). Next year work will begin on blocks for the third ship, HMAS Sydney (V) and the first ship will start to be consolidated in Adelaide.Mr Clare thanked the more than 1,000 people currently working on the ships across the three Australian shipyards.“The workers constructing these blocks are doing important work – building new warships for the Royal Australian Navy,” Mr Clare said.“They’re working hard and I thank them for their efforts.”[mappress]Source: navy, September 28, 2011 View post tag: Australia’s View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: more Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: receives View post tag: For View post tag: air View post tag: first September 28, 2011 View post tag: Warfare View post tag: Naval View post tag: two View post tag: ACS View post tag: Blocks ACS Receives Two More Keel Blocks for Australia’s First Air Warfare Destroyer View post tag: Navy View post tag: KEEL Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgChristmas sales have closed the gap between the big four retailers, with a difference in sales growth of just 0.9% between them all.As Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s compete in the ongoing price war, figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown what it called the smallest gap in sales performance it has ever recorded.In terms of statistics, Sainsbury’s came out top within the big four, with sales falling 0.7% compared to Tesco, which fell 1.2% and Asda and Morrisons, which both fell 1.6%.Fraser McKevitt head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “Sales at Sainsbury’s fell by 0.7% over the latest period, but in a tough market this was the best performance among the big four supermarkets. Sainsbury’s traditionally performs well at Christmas, and its seasonal boost this year means it is now Britain’s second-largest grocer for the first time since it lost the position in 2003. Given the seasonal nature of this share increase, there is a high likelihood that Asda will retake the number two spot later in the year.”As the trend for buying from discounters continues, Aldi and Lidl have grown by 22.6% and 15.1%, to finish the year with market shares of 4.8% and 3.5% respectively. Kantar said that Christmas sales had given a welcome boost to the retailers.McKevitt continued: “Shoppers chose to buy a little bit more this Christmas compared with last year, a trend that has pushed sales growth up to 0.6%. This is low in historical terms, but a rally for the supermarkets compared with recent months.last_img read more

first_imgLoad remaining images Nothing idealizes New Orleans music more than a brass band, and few are more steeped in that tradition than the Rebirth Brass Band. Founded in 1983, Rebirth has always been a pinnacle of the NOLA brass sound, touring the world over with their celebratory style. That showmanship was on full display last weekend, when Rebirth took over the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA for two great performances!On October 21-22, Rebirth Brass Band let it all hang out! Check out a video and full gallery of photos below, courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Why in the world are Police NOT ACTIVELY SEARCHING for him if he is a FELON ON THE RUN?? Waiting for tips from community? THATS ABSOLUTELY INSANE! Isn’t that their job, even if it takes round the clock searches, that IS THEIR JOB! Not some innocent farmer, Amish or otherwise to have to handle.,That is because there are bears in the part of the area.,Lol what do they mean the police aren’t actively looking for him but waiting for the assistance of the community . In the mean time he could further commit crimes and the community is not being paid to do officers jobs. Yet the police make time to perform in necessary and racial profiling traffic stops. This justice system is trash . So we do the work while they sit and eat donuts or continue practicing their misconduct Image via Daniel Heidler / Facebook.NIOBE – The search for a wanted man is continuing Thursday in parts of Chautauqua and Warren Counties.Trooper Cindy Schick with the Pennsylvania State Police tells WNYNewsNow Daniel W. Heidler, 35, of Columbus, Pa is wanted on a felony weapons warrant.Schick says police are not specifically searching for Heidler in person, but rather, waiting for the community to submit tips on his whereabouts. Troopers will then follow up on those tips and search as warranted.“If they see this individual, we would like them to not engage him we want them to call their local police department, whether that be in Pennsylvania or in New York,” said Trooper Schick. “He has had interactions with firearms, do we know if he has a firearm on him, we do not, but again he’s got a felony warrant so I would consider him to be some type of dangerous.” Heidler first interacted with the Pennsylvania State Police during an alleged attempted homicide at the Cobblestone Inn in Columbus Township, Warren County in June.Schick says Heidler alleged he was shot at by a 36-year-old man from Corry, Pennsylvania, although through investigation, troopers determined that the incident was false.“Through that investigation they discovered that Heidler was in possession of a firearm during that incident back in June, he is a person that is not allowed to possess a firearm due to charges that he had filed on him and he was convicted of prior to these events,” explained Trooper Schick.Almost two weeks later, on Tuesday, July 7, police were attempting to arrest Heidler on a felony warrant stemming from the June report, when he allegedly fled in a vehicle.Police say Heidler led them on a pursuit in to New York State before crashing his vehicle into a ditch at the corner of Kortwright Road and Niobe Road in the Town of Harmony.Image via Daniel Heidler / Facebook.Heidler then, according to police, fled into a wooded area on foot. The area was searched by multiple law enforcement agencies and K-9 units, but Heidler was not located.Investigators returned to his camper in Freehold Township where they originally confronted him hours before.Inside the camper police allegedly found the gun related to the June incident and items used to make methamphetamine.Anyone with information on Heidler’s location is asked to call State Police in Warren at 814-728-3600.last_img read more

first_imgWith spring just around the corner, soon everyone will be buying plants for their landscapes and gardens. But if you don’t know the plant’s botanical name, you may wind up buying the wrong plant. The common names we most often call plants can cause confusion. Sometimes two or more plants share the same name. Or one plant may be known by many names, depending on local and family traditions. You can now get a beautiful yaupon holly, for instance, that has yellow berries. But if you want the yellow-berry form, you have to ask for it specifically. Another classic example is European water lily, which has more than 300 common names in many languages. It’s the same plant everywhere. But it has a confusing array of common names. In the “International Code of Botanical Nomenclature,” though, the plant has only one name. Knowing the botanical name when you go to buy a plant cuts through all the confusion. Each form of each plant has just one botanical name, wherever you are in the world. The two-name botanical code was developed in the 1700s. Each plant is given a first and last name, based in Latin, that’s unique to each species. Learning these Latin names doesn’t mean learning every plant in the world, though. But it helps to know how they’re named. Botanical families share traits such as foliage and flower form. Members of the carrot family, for instance, bear flowers in umbrella-like clusters and have oil glands in the foliage. The family includes carrot, Queen Anne’s lace, parsley, coriander, cumin, celery and parsnip. These plants’ botanical first names are a little like people’s last names: they identify groups of plants with even more similar characteristics. The first name of a botanical binomial is the genus name. The genus and species names are always either underlined or in italics. Within the rose family for example, are Prunus (the group of plants we commonly call stone fruits), Malus (apples and crabapples), Rubus (bramble-type berries) and Rosa (the garden roses). The second name is the species name. This narrows down the identity to a specific species. For example, the common name maple refers to a genus of plants known botanically as Acer. The sugar maple is a species of Acer known botanically as saccharum. So the botanical name for sugar maple is Acer saccharum. No matter what the common names in Germany, France, Russia or China, Acer saccharum is the plant we call sugar maple in the United States. Sometimes unique growing conditions produce a variant from a species that then reproduces itself. For instance, peach (Prunus persica) trees produce a fruit with fuzzy skin. At some point, though, this species produced a few offspring trees whose fruit had smooth skin. Botanists call this a “variety” of the normal species. This smooth-skinned peach is commonly called a nectarine. But botanically, it’s known as Prunus persica variety nucipersica. “Variety” is often abbreviated as “v.” Often new variations of horticultural species are produced by cultivation techniques, hybridization or even encouragement of mutations. These are called cultivars, or cultivated varieties. For example, the botanical name for a “Patio” tomato is Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Patio.’ It seems a bit daunting to pronounce these names. But at least know how to find a reference to them. If you admire a plant you just have to have for your garden, knowing the botanical name is the only sure way to find it in the marketplace.last_img read more

first_imgIn the last three decades, the number of obese American adults has more than doubled. The number of children with the condition has more than tripled.According to official federal numbers, two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. One in every three children is.More than 30 percent of Georgia’s children are overweight, making it the third worst state in the nation for childhood weight, according to a 2009 report by Trust for America’s Health. A University of Georgia expert says children’s growth cycles are changing and are setting the stage for long-term obesity. “Children are born with a fair amount of body fat, but as they become more active they slim down around age 2. It is normal for a child to regain some of that body fat again around age 6, but we are seeing it earlier now, around age 4, which increases risk for excessive weight gain as the child grows up,” said Connie Crawley, a nutrition specialist with UGA Cooperative Extension. Increased food intake, a sedentary lifestyle and environmental conditions that encourage unhealthy choices contribute to the obesity epidemic. Cheap fast food, large portion sizes and access to salty and high-fat processed foods foster overeating or unhealthy eating, she said. The best way to combat the epidemic is with changes to eating habits or lifestyle choices, which isn’t easy, she said. But it can be done with some slow but deliberate strategies.“The original fast food is fruit,” Crawley said. “Apples, oranges and bananas are always a good buy all year round.” Families can also save money, she said, by purchasing in-season fruits, like peaches in the summer or pears in the fall and winter. Crawley says to avoid soft drinks and highly processed foods. These are mainly sources of sugar, fat and calories with few healthy nutrients when compared to unprocessed foods. “If wheat flour or sugar is the first ingredient listed, find something else to eat,” she said. “Put it down if there are three or four different types of sugar on the label, some you can’t even pronounce.”A complete overhaul of the pantry doesn’t have to happen overnight. “Make an effort to change one product at a time,” she said. “Decide to look for one better alternative for your family every week. In just a short time, you will see a lot of positive change.” Don’t announce the intent to change the family’s diet, she said. Simply introduce new foods as something fun to try. Family members can be slow to adapt to change. Often children need to be exposed to a new food 10 times before they will accept it. “Usually a child will accept a new food better if it is served with familiar foods and if it is offered in small amounts and not forced,” she said. “Be patient, and keep offering.” Kid-friendly power foods, she said, are those with low fat, a lot of color, good fiber and require little prep work. Good choices are blueberries, raw broccoli with low-fat dip, whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter, sliced oranges, salmon, tuna or steamed edamame (green soy beans).Crawley recommends the following tips:Offer old-fashion or quick-cook oatmeal without added salt. Avoid pre-packaged instant oatmeal. To sweeten, add honey or brown sugar and cinnamon. Another nice addition is chopped pecans or walnuts, diced raw banana or sliced apples cooked for a minute or two in the microwave.Toss greens, like fresh or frozen kale or spinach, into an omelet, Or, sauté in oil for a few minutes. Cut creamy salad dressings with plain, non-fat yogurt, which has less fat and more protein and calcium.Offer avocado dip, hummus, salsa or low-sodium ketchup as dipping sauces for raw vegetables. Weight control for children and teens depends on being physically active for at least an hour each day. Exercise as a family. Set aside time to be active together. Children enjoy taking walks or bike rides with their parents. They can improve their coordination with back-yard games of kick ball, soccer, hide-and-seek, volleyball, jump rope, or badminton. “Everyone will be more fit and benefit from the stress reduction and relaxation daily exercise can provide,” Crawley said. “When you eat better, you feel better and so do your children.”last_img read more