NYPD cop struck by hit-and-run driver in the Bronx

An NYPD officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The officer was mowed down at the intersection of East 170th Street and Walton Avenue in Mt. Eden by the driver of a dark sedan, according to dramatic footage of the incident.

The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was expected to survive, sources said.

The recording of the hit-and-run, which was posted to Twitter, showed the cop get launched into the air and hit another vehicle after being struck.

“That’s a f–ing cop,” a woman recording the footage says after impact. “Oh sh-t!”

The officer landed in the middle of the intersection and several other people, presumably officers, rushed over.

An NYPD van with its sirens flashing then pulled up and the injured officer was escorted into the vehicle.

“Oh my god, oh my god!” witnesses could be heard saying.

Seconds later, three more police vehicles show up and the van carrying the victim drives off.

The witness later tweeted that there were helicopters in the area “chasing that car down.”

The NYPD did not immediately have additional information on the incident.

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Calf trapped in mud rescued by tram driver

Calf trapped neck deep in mud is rescued after he was spotted by eagle-eyed tram driver

  • Tram-driver Ryan King spotted the young calf stuck in a muddy pond in Rochdale
  • He rescued the calf by using a towel as a make-shift sling to get it out the pond 
  • The calf was returned to the farmer who owns it who said it was safe and sound 

A tram driver rescued a calf trapped neck-deep in mud after it got stuck in a boggy pond that had turned to mud in the hot weather. 

Ryan King spotted the calf struggling in thick, sticky mud in the pond in Rochdale and knew he might drown. 

The tram driver put a towel under his nose so that it would stay above the surface while he threaded a towel underneath him and used it as a sling to get the calf out. 

A calf that was stuck in a muddy pond in Rochdale was saved by a ‘eagle-eyed’ tram driver with a towel

 The calf was neck-deep in the mud and Ryan was worried he would drown so used a towel as a makeshift sling to get it out

Ryan said: ‘Thankfully he was only little so I could pick him up and carry him out.  

‘Although he was exhausted and filthy, luckily the little calf was OK and the farmer took him back to the farm on the back of his quad bike to clean him up.

‘We later heard from the farmer that he’d had a bath and a bottle of milk and was safe and sound back at home.’

A RSPCA inspector said Ryan was ‘eagle-eyed’ in being able to see the youngster from so far away.       

 The farmer said the calf was ‘safe and sound at home’ after it ‘had a bath and a bottle of milk’

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Care home opened by the Queen gets delivery of PPE from Mail Force

Mail Force follows in royal footsteps as brain injuries care home opened by the Queen gets delivery of vital PPE

  • Oakwood care home, in Stockport, received boxes of aprons from Mail Force
  • Centre which helps people with brain injuries was opened by the Queen in 1991 
  • 100,000 gowns arrived on lorries from Turkey through Mail Force efforts  
  • Charity, set up by the Mail and its partners, sourced PPE from Instanbul factory

A care home opened by the Queen that helps rehabilitate people with brain injuries yesterday thanked Mail Force for delivering desperately-needed PPE.

Boxes of aprons were handed to the staff at Oakwood, on the edge of Stockport, which is run by the Leonard Cheshire Foundation.

The Queen opened the 13-resident home, which looks after people after their release from hospital, in 1991.

Corinne Waters, service manager, said: ‘I think it’s really generous that people are taking the time and trouble to give to charity. 

Boxes of aprons were delivered to staff at Oakwood, a care home outside of Stockport, which is run by the Leonard Cheshire Foundation

‘It’s just showing the whole country is coming together at what is an unprecedented time.’

It was one of a string of deliveries this week around the country, as the Mail Force charity goes from strength to strength.

Mail Force was set up to help solve the PPE crisis. It has found untapped sources of vitally needed protective equipment from around the world and bought it for the NHS and care homes in the UK.

At the heart of the campaign are the exceptional letters from Daily Mail readers which have flooded in accompanying generous donations. 

Alan Smith, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, sent in £200, and wrote: ‘It is the very least I can do, after what the NHS has done for me, patched me up after numerous accidents down the mine.

‘I am not complaining. I’m compos mentis… Yes, I’m very vulnerable but it is what it is. I’m 76 years old and can do my bit in some way to help the NHS. Thanks for your campaign. Good luck!’

Hilary Whitmarsh, of Bournemouth, sent £100 of ‘money saved by not going out’. She added: ‘I hope this will help, just a little bit, in this fight… and that it will help our nurses, doctors. Thank you Daily Mail.’

The Queen opened Oakwood care home, that helps rehabilitate people with brain injuries, in March 1991

Every penny given to Mail Force helps buy the next load of crucial gear. So far, £8.5million has been raised.

This week, lorries bearing 100,000 gowns arrived from Turkey after the charity – set up by the Mail and its partners – sourced PPE from a factory near Istanbul.

After their quality checked by the Health and Safety Executive, the gowns were delivered to the NHS.

The charity also imported £1million of coveralls and masks from China, and 1.5million aprons from British firm The Issa Group, which had them made in a former cotton mill in Blackburn.

Mail Force is determined to help get the PPE to where it is most needed, and in few places is the generosity of the donors more appreciated than at St Leonard’s Hospice in York.

The doctors and nurses at St Leonard’s need full-body coveralls to deal with some Covid-19 patients. Only ‘a couple’ of staff have tested positive and the PPE has helped keep staff safe.

St Leonard’s has been able to source sufficient PPE supplies until now – but costs are likely to rise in future.

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Win a copy of Just My Luck by Adele Parks in this week’s Fabulous book competition – The Sun

WHEN Lexi and Jake win £18m on the lottery after falling out with the friends they were in a syndicate with, their lives change forever – in more ways than one…

Twisty and addictive.

10 lucky readers will win a copy of this new novel in our book competition this week.

To win a copy, enter using the form below by 11:59pm on May 23, 2020.

For full terms and conditions, click here.

PLUS Sign up to our free online writing class with Adele Parks on Saturday, May 16 at Fabulousmasterclass.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Christian Eriksen warned by police for breaking lockdown rules and forced to live at Inter Milan’s training complex – The Sun

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has revealed how coronavirus has turned his Italian dream into a nightmare.

The Dane left Tottenham for Inter Milan in a £16.9million transfer in January.

But his move has been ruined by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has hit Italy hard with 215,858 cases and 29,958 deaths – the second highest in Europe.

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Lesbian couple get pregnant by the same sperm donor at the same time

A lesbian couple beat the odds by getting pregnant via the same sperm donor around the same time.

Kat Buchanan, 33, and her fiancee Taryn Cumming, 31, wanted to have children since they got together two years ago.

When they looked into their fertility options, they were told that both of their egg reserves were low.

The couple, from Auckland, New Zealand, were not eligible for IVF, which straight couples can qualify for if they’ve been trying for a child for more than a year.

For those who aren’t in a heterosexual relationship, publically-funded IVF is only available after trying six rounds of IUI – intrauterine insemination – whereby the sperm is injected into the uterus via a catheter.

Each IUI costs $1,700 (£831) but Kat and Taryn knew it was their only option.

So they joined a Facebook group for sperm and egg donors and by the end of 2019, they found a match.

‘We are very lucky to have found someone really decent,’ Taryn told MailOnline.

‘We know his medical history as well as family history. He goes for STD checks and his sperm was analysed, and we have a contract in place for his and our protection.’

After finding the donor, Taryn tried IUI in February but unfortunately, she wasn’t successful. So Kat did the same two weeks later.

Another fortnight later, Taryn tried again. A month later, both had positive pregnancies.

Kat and Taryn wanted two kids anyway so are delighted with the outcome.

‘The doctor we had a better chance of winning the lotto than getting pregnant at the same time,’ Taryn added.

She is now ten weeks pregnant and Kat is nine. Though their due dates are 12 days apart, their babies may be born at the same time.

‘It’s highly likely actually,’ says Taryn. ‘Women feed off each other’s hormones so the potential for them to be born at the same time is high.’

The couple has shared their journey on YouTube where they want full transparency so they can help other hopeful parents.

Taryn added: ‘We figured that this whole thing is really unique and with all the questions we received we decided its best to just blog about it.

‘This way I can tell women about our experience with artificial insemination, how we did it, what tools we used, how to find a donor, and what questions to ask your donor. I love helping people.’  

If you’d like to share a parenting story please get in touch.

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I was hit by a lorry and then beat breast cancer – I'm definitely a fighter

A woman who was paralysed in a horrific lorry crash then diagnosed with breast cancer, is celebrating her first year in remission by inspiring others with a Race for Life at Home challenge.

Lena McAllister, 29 from Carlisle, discovered a golf ball sized lump in her breast two years ago and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It was an enormous blow, but it wasn’t the first time Lena had feared for her life.

At 18, Lena was hit by a 40-tonne lorry, throwing her 90 feet in the air moments after crashing her own car. She miraculously survived the accident but was left with a shattered pelvis, broken femur and a spinal cord injury which left her paralysed.

‘I don’t remember an awful lot of the aftermath of the accident, and what I thought I did was jumbled up by being in a induced coma and highly medicated,’ Lena tells Metro.co.uk. ‘This had to be done as my body had begun to shut down with the severe injuries I had sustained – it helped save my life.’

Lena doesn’t think she has ever really come to terms with losing the ability to walk. She doesn’t think it’s possible to forget how it felt to walk and move around so effortlessly for the first 18 years of her life.

‘It was a drastic change, both physically and mentally,’ she tells us. ‘But I did come to terms with trying to overcome it rather quickly, as my main objective was to accomplish life’s simple tasks once again.

‘Being able to dress myself and simple things like brushing my teeth and doing my hair, were enormous achievements. To accomplish these things was for me winning a marathon.’

In the aftermath of the accident, the hardest thing for Lena to cope with was the near-constant excruciating pain.

‘Although medication was available, I refused it,’ says Lena. ‘I couldn’t keep clarity and focus when I had taken meds, so I simply had to battle on through a little each day.

‘I think it may have taken me longer to adapt because of this. Being bed-bound and unable to move is a very daunting experience.

‘To have nurses, (who were amazing) turn you frequently because you couldn’t move yourself, wash you, dress you, and treat you practically like a new-born, was a hard thing to experience, especially when you have had so much independence in life.’   

But Lena can also see that this ordeal has made her so much stronger. And it prepared her for the next battle she would have to fight.

‘I’ve been through a lot in my life but I’m definitely a fighter,’ she says. ‘I had major surgery following the car accident, so when the doctors said I’d need surgery to remove the cancer, I thought “bring it on.”‘

Lena first realised there was something wrong when she noticed an unusual lump on her breast while she was lying on her bed.

‘I felt it with the top of my finger and thought it was odd. I mentioned it to my mum straight away, who said I should go to the GP and get checked out.

‘I was first sent to get my biopsies in March 2018, my consultant a very lovely gentleman. He asked me to bring someone with me for the appointment a week later when I was to receive my results.

‘Me being my independent self told him, “No I’ll be OK, I don’t need anyone” he then stated to me the size of the lump and how on size scaled charts, he was thinking I would need someone. So I asked him outright to give me more details and he explained to me the chances of this lump being cancer.

‘My response was, “So, Mr Mikalakis from what you’ve told me I’m looking towards 50/50 it could be cancer?” He replied solemnly “Yes”.’

Lena took her mum with her to get her results a week later. But Lena had a feeling deep down that it wasn’t going to be good news. They sat in the small office with her consultant and another doctor who would become Lena’s oncologist.

‘He told me the biopsies of the lump had come back positive,’ says Lena. ‘I had cancer…. My mam broke down crying but I didn’t. It wasn’t the time.

‘I asked my consultant and oncologist the plan of action and how were we going to fix me, what could be done? After a lengthy discussion, chemotherapy and radiotherapy were my options.

‘I was then sent for more biopsies on my lymphnodes under my right arm, and had to arrange another appointment for a week later to get them results.

‘After I left hospital I came home and went back on bed rest. It was then it hit me. I felt deflated, and hollow. Maybe it was because I had tensely built myself up through the week waiting to hear the news, I’m not sure, but it was like I had lost my energy.’ 

Treatment was tough, but Lena was determined to stay as positive as possible. When the chemo started to make her hair fall out, Lena decided to take control and go for a buzz cut.

‘I researched loads about breast cancer and followed ladies on Instagram. It was fantastic to see how many other women were fighting though this. I saw they could do it and thought I could do it as well! This helped me a lot,’ says Lena.

‘The amount of ladies who contacted me on Facebook from my local area, who had fought, survived and were leading normal lives really was inspiring.

‘Positive mental attitude is a key factor. I just kept telling myself it’s not long, it’s only for short space of time, you can do this.’ 

Now, Lena is planning to complete 10km wheelchair rides every day for ten days for her Race for Life at Home challenge – so that’s 100km in total.

‘Race for Life is important to me as I still know friends going through treatment, I have lost friends and family to cancer and even experienced it myself,’ she explains.

‘I feel, when I complete this challenge I’m doing it in memory for those we have sadly lost, but raising funds to help to save others. 

‘The hardest thing, I think, will be the hills as I get further through the days. And the mental challenge of it all. But as long as I keep focused I know I can do it.’

Lena says the term ‘strong woman’ isn’t about being physically strong.

‘It’s accepting you still have challenges in life even at your weakest,’ she says. ‘And taking just a little step each day, when you’re at your weakest, is a great accomplishment.’

If you’re a strong woman, or you know a strong woman – we want to hear from you.

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Strong Women is a weekly series that champions diversity in the world of sport and fitness.

A Sport England study found that 40% of women were avoiding physical activity due to a fear of judgement.

But, contrary to the limited images we so often see, women of any age, size, race or ability can be active and enjoy sport and fitness.

We hope that by normalising diverse depictions of women who are fit, strong and love their bodies, we will empower all women to shed their self-consciousness when it comes to getting active.

Each week we talk to women who are redefining what it means to be strong and achieving incredible things.

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Stripper ‘inspired by pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy drove to New York with 18 knives’ to ‘take out Biden & Hillary Clinton’ – The Sun

A STRIPPER inspired by pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theories drove to New York with 18 knives to allegedly assassinate former Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

New York cops arrested Jessica Prim, 37, on Wednesday after she had been spotted acting strangely on a city pier.

The adult entertainer from Illinois who live-streamed her arrest on Facebook began by telling cops that she had coronavirus and that she needed help.

The 37-year-old was inconsolable and repeatedly told officers that she was scared and refused to get out of the car.

As cops begged her to open the door to explain what was wrong, she started sobbing and asked them to hold her hands.

She started ranting about saving children and claimed that she had come to New York because of an internet conspiracy theory video about a "cabal" of pedophile Democrats.

She said she was watching a video of President Donald Trump and felt like he was talking to her.

"I feel like I'm the coronavirus and by me talking about what I found…" but she was unable to finish the sentence before the police officer began to ask her whether she was on medication.

After she was persuaded to step out from her car, police placed her in handcuffs "for her own safety and theirs".

Hillary Clinton and her assistant, Joe Biden and Tony Podesta need to be taken out in the name of Babylon!

She shouted at her phone: "They're putting me in handcuffs you guys.

She sobbed: "Have you guys heard about the kids?

"Ok, I'm not lying."

Shortly before her arrest, Prim posted on her Facebook that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden "needed to be taken out".

"Hillary Clinton and her assistant, Joe Biden and Tony Podesta need to be taken out in the name of Babylon!" she wrote.

"I can't be set free without them gone. Wake me up!"

Prim is facing more than a dozen counts of criminal possession of a weapon for the knives, according to the New York Daily News.

Her Facebook page is filled with references to QAnon, a conspiracy theory that claims top Democrats like Biden and Clinton are cannibal pedophiles scheming to undermine Trump.

Prim appears to have gone to the pier in Hells Kitchen because she was convinced it was near the U.S Navy Hospital Ship Comfort – the hospital ship that was sent to New York City to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

However, QAnon believers have become convinced that the ship is being used to rescue "mole children" abused by the "cabal".

This isn't the first time that QAnon theorists have turned to crime.

Two supporters were charged with murders, apparently inspired by the conspiracy theory – including the killing of a New York mafia boss.

Other supporters have been involved in two separate child kidnapping plots.

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Mario Lopez: 'Saved by the Bell' Revival Is 'Edgier' Than the Original

The gang is back! A.C. Slater, Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowksi, Jessie Spano and more are returning for the new Saved by the Bell series — but things will be a little different this time around.

In the first promo, Slater (Mario Lopez) returns as the Bayside gym teacher — but he’s no longer rocking that famous mullet.

“I was willing to actually entertain it!” Lopez, 46, told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting his partnership with Tostitos, which is hosting an online Cinco de Mayo dance event. “I was literally going to my show Access, and then I got to squeeze in a scene for an hour, and then I had to go back — it would have been a little bit too much to kind of [adjust]. Who knows, though, in the future? We’ll see!”

Other than the hairstyle, it was very easy for the host to get back into character.

“It didn’t feel weird or anything. The nostalgia was kind of neat to see, because they recreated Max and the school itself, and now we’re on these two big sound stages, and it’s shot on film, as opposed to four cameras with a live audience,” he told Us. “It was kind of like riding a bike, kind of, you pick up where you left off.”

As for Slater’s relationship status, that’s to be determined.

“They don’t want me saying too much, other than that he’s back at Bayside, he is a coach and a teacher, and I think that’s all I can say,” he teased. “It’s cool because they edged it up. It’s not as Saturday morning, it’s definitely edgier. They took it up a level. It’s not naughty, by any means, but it’s definitely edgier.”

However, he will have a familiar face — other than the original cast — around: His wife, Courtney Mazza, will make a cameo! “It’s very cute and it’s fun,” the Mario and Baby Gia author told Us, unable to reveal how Mazza, 37, appears.

The revival takes place in modern-day California where Zack Morris (Mark Paul-Gosselaar) is the governor of California but facing major backlash after closing multiple low-income high schools. His solution is to send those students affected to the best schools around the state, including Bayside High where Slater works. The change gives “the overprivileged Bayside kids a much-needed and hilarious dose of reality,” the logline reveals.

The original Saved by the Bell aired for on NBC from 1989 to 1993. Peacock is set to be released on July 15. A premiere date for the revival, which had filmed all but two episodes before being shut down early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has not yet been announced.

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Rio Ferdinand excited by Man Utd’s ‘mouthwatering’ front six next season which includes Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba – The Sun

RIO FERDINAND has revealed his excitement at Manchester United's "mouthwatering" potential front-six for next season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed great success in the transfer market so far with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James and Harry Maguire big hits.

And with another summer window ahead, Ferdinand is licking his lips at the prospect of another big-name star arriving in Jadon Sancho.

An excitable Ferdinand told FIVE's YouTube channel: "If I was looking at the team now and you have McTominay with Bruno [Fernandes] on one side of the three and Pogba on the other…

"Rashford up front, Martial on the left, James or Sancho if they buy him on the right.

"You can’t tell me other midfielders aren’t going to be thinking, 'If these lot are on fire today we’re going to have to be on a game, it’s going to be a hard day work for us'.

"There’s ability there, it’s ridiculous.

"If they can find that cohesion, the team set-up for them to flourish, it’s mouthwatering what could happen."

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