UNC shooting suspect due in court as shocked students come together in grief

first_imgiStock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A 22-year-old accused of gunning down two students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is due in court Thursday as the shocked survivors come together in grief.Trystan Andrew Terrell allegedly opened fire in a room at the Kennedy building on Tuesday, killing two and injuring four, according to police.Terrell’s choice of building appeared intentional, said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, but a motive remains unclear.“It’s going to take us some time to really figure out what happened, and more importantly, the why,” Putney said.Meanwhile, faculty and students gathered at a vigil Wednesday night in an arena on campus to remember those killed: 19-year-old Ellis “Reed” Parlier and 21-year-old Riley Howell.“We’re heartsick,” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois said at the vigil. “The loss of Riley and Reed cuts to our core.”“No one is going through this alone,” said student body president Chandler Crean as he wiped away tears.The four injured students are expected to make full recoveries.Among the injured is 23-year-old Emily Houpt, who is set to graduate next week.Howell was killed while fighting the gunman, said Putney.Putney called Howell a “hero” whose “sacrifice saved lives.”Terrell has been charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm on educational property.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes: a New Way to Pedal

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBamboo has captured the imagination of American manufacturers — providing the material for everything from plush tee shirts to baseball bats to flooring. Count in a bicycle shop owner whose bamboo bikes could “provide rudimentary transport — and jobs — in the emerging world,” where bamboo is abundant. (LA Times) Thanks to Andrew for the link! (photo: Iron Man Bike of bamboo) ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40,000 mark: Africa CDC

first_imgAfrica CDC: COVID-19 death toll surpass 117 as confirmed cases climb to 3,924: South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 A picture of the map of Africa showing the countries that have confirmed cases of COVID-19./Africa CDC A picture of the map of Africa showing the countries that have confirmed cases of COVID-19./Africa CDCThe number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across Africa rose from 39,018 from Friday afternoon to 41,330 cases as of Saturday, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in its latest situation update issued on Saturday.The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,701 as of Saturday, said the Africa CDC.Figures from the Africa CDC also showed that amid the rapid spread of the virus across the continent, the highly COVID-19 affected African countries include Egypt, South Africa, Morocco as well as Algeria.The Africa CDC disclosed that the Northern African region is the most affected area across the continent both in terms of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as the number of deaths.Earlier this week, the Africa CDC received the third round of medical equipment and supplies donated by China’s Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation in support of the African continent’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.Relatedcenter_img Confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000 in Africalast_img read more