first_imgA Central Florida school district is reviewing its security procedures, after a man reportedly entered a campus, bypassed security, and walked into a classroom during school hours.According to officials with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place last Friday at Spruce Creek High School in Daytona Beach.Deputies arrested 51-year-old Derek Marlowe of Daytona Beach. They say he was highly intoxicated and had a pocket knife at the time of his arrest.Investigators add that he had no business to conduct on campus, and that the school did not follow security protocols.The Volusia County Schools Safety and Security Team says it will ensure that security procedures are followed in the future.last_img

first_img—————————————————————————————— Palm Beach County Mayor David Kerner said during a press conference late Sunday afternoon an Emergency Operations Center will be open beginning Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (561) 712-6400, to field questions about government services as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.He added that no closures are being made at this time to beaches and other county-owned recreational facilities.Florida Health – Palm Beach County Director Dr. Alina Alonso stated late Sunday afternoon that the county has no new cases of COVID-19.She advised residents to avoid public transportation, and to remain six feet away from other people at public events.Starting Monday, the health department and county clinics will begin screening all employees and clients who enter their facilities.School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy says district officials are still deciding on whether to extend the closure beyond two weeks.Feeding sites will be available at 30 sites for students who are eligible for free meals. Those locations are listed at addition, Feeding South Florida will be providing boxes of food to families of those students at the same 30 sites on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.For additional information about district efforts and programs during the closure, residents may call: (561) 969-5840.Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link stated that the primary election will continue as planned on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although 19 voting locations were moved from assisted living facilities. The locations are listed at added they are taking precautions for poll workers. Gloves and disinfectants, as well as hand sanitizers will be provided for them.Voters are advised to bring their own pen – preferably black – or a stylus, and to wash their hands after completing their ballot. They are also encouraged to bring their own wipes and sanitizers,Officials will be wiping down equipment in accordance with CDC guidelines.To volunteer or for more information, call the Supervisor of Elections office at (561) 656-6200.Vote-by-mail remains available through Tuesday, when the election ends at 7 p.m.Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Begins Monday in West Palm Beachlast_img read more

first_imgTrump said researchers are looking at the effects of disinfectant on the coronavirus and wondered if they could be injected into people.”The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. It gets in the lungs” — Trump seems to suggests that injecting disinfectant inside people could be a treatment for the coronavirus— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 23, 2020 Lysol’s parent company is warning that its disinfectant products shouldn’t be used as an internal treatment for COVID-19. Reckitt Benckiser issued the warning hours after President Trump wondered out loud about the possibility at a White House briefing. Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser said on Friday its disinfectants should not be administered to humans, after President Trump said researchers should try putting disinfectant into coronavirus patients’ bodies— Reuters (@Reuters) April 24, 2020 The maker of Lysol and Dettol said under no circumstance should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route.last_img read more

first_img Cornwall, Hampshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire will meet this week in the final of the English Men’s County Championship. Sandwell Park Golf Club in Staffordshire will host the championship for the first time from Friday to Sunday, 23 to 25 September. It will challenge the players with its undulating parkland course, which is regarded as one of the finest in the West Midlands. It is particularly noted for the borrows and speed of the greens. The four title contenders are all past winners. Yorkshire are the most successful county in the history of the competition, winning their 20th championship in 2007. Their team this year includes English amateur champion Dan Brown (image © Leaderboard Photography); Will Whiteoak who was in England’s winning team at the Costa Ballena quadrangular tournament; and Ben Hutchinson, the 2016 winner of the Scrutton Jug for the best combined score in the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies. Cornwall are the most recent champions, having won for the first time in 2014, and their team includes five members of that side: Joe Cruse, Josh Greenaway, Rob MacGregor, Matt Richards and Conor Wilson. Hampshire, which includes the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, are also seeking their second win, having been champions in 1996. They will be led by the captain and county champion Martin Young, who is a former winner of the English mid-amateur championship. Warwickshire are five-times winners, but took their last title in 1990. Their team this year includes former England international Matt Cryer and Max Martin, who was a boy international. The order of play is: Friday, September 23 Match 1: Hampshire v Cornwall Match 2: Warwickshire v Yorkshire Saturday, September 24 Match 1: Match 1 winners from day one v Match 2 losers from day one Match 2: – Match 2 winners from day one v Match 1 losers from day one Sunday September 25 Completion of the round robin. The teams Cornwall: David Kneebone (Captain), Joe Cruse (St Enodoc), Josh Greenaway (Bowood Park), Richard Jasper (Launceston), Rob MacGregor (Tehidy Park), Matt Richards (West Cornwall), Conor Wilson (Perranporth)  Hampshire, IoW and Channel Islands: Martin Young (Captain, Brokenhurst Manor) Mark Burgess (Blackmoor), Ryan Harmer (Shanklin & Sandown), Billy McKenzie (Rowlands Castle), Tom Robson (Rowlands Castle), George Saunders (Meon Valley) Jordan Sundborg (Shanklin & Sandown). Warwickshire: Stuart Bloxham (Captain), Matthew Cryer (Coventry), Tom Ibbertson (Coventry Hearsall), Gareth Jenkins (The Warwickshire), Max Martin (Ladbrook Park), Liam Phipps (Olton), Patrick Ruff (Sutton Coldfield), Ian Winstanley (Handsworth). Yorkshire: Darryl Berry (Captain), Ben Brewster (Wheatley), Dan Brown (Masham), Bailey Gill (Lindrick), Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall), Kealan Lowe (Wheatley), Steve Robins (Hull), Will Whiteoak (Shipley). Click here for the championship webpage 18 Sep 2016 Four counties seek national title last_img read more

first_imgCaptions. Top, Caitlin Whitehead. Below, from left: Luc Breuer, Beth Coulter, Jenny Henderson, Sakke Siltala and Caitlin Whitehead. (Images: Hong Kong Golf Association) England’s Caitlin Whitehead has helped Europe to an outstanding clean sweep in the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship in Hong Kong.The 15-year-old from Cumbria paired up with Finland’s Sakke Siltala to power to an eight-shot victory in the team event at spectacular Clearwater Bay.Whitehead, a girl international, also won the girls’ prize for the best individual score in round one, when she shot six-under 64. Her partner, Siltala, won the boys’ prize with his opening 69.That start gave then a seven-shot lead and set up their victory. In the second day’s foursomes they were one-under in tricky conditions and extended their lead to eight. In the final, betterball round Siltala had an astonishing nine birdies as they played to a closing 61 and an eight-shot win over Korea 1.This is the fourth year of the championship and the two European teams took on the best junior players from across the Asia Pacific region.Whitehead (Carus Green) and the three other Europeans were selected from their finishing positions in the European Young Masters. Whitehead won the girls competition while Siltala took the boys’ silver medal after losing out in a play-off.In the second team, Northern Ireland’s Beth Coulter joined Germany’s Luc Breuer. Breuer shot the low round of the European Young Masters and took the bronze medal while Coulter was fourth in the girls’ section. They finished 12th.The teams were captained by Jenny Henderson, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager. Whitehead is a member of the England Golf girls’ squad. Tags: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Golf championship, Hong Kong, Juniorcenter_img 31 Aug 2018 Caitlin helps Europe to a clean sweep in Hong Kong last_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO (AP)—Ben Roethlisberger threw a few extra passes in near darkness after the lights went out at Candlestick Park. The additional throws were all for naught. Big Ben never found his groove playing on a bum ankle—and the San Francisco 49ers’ top-ranked defense wasn’t about to let the most unique of home-field advantages get away in a 20-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.“Just wondering how this happens at a professional stadium,” Roethlisberger said of not one but two blackouts.Monday Night Football nearly became a Monday Night Fiasco.San Francisco’s lights-out return to prime time helped salvage what could have been an embarrassing evening for everyone involved on the NFL’s biggest stage after a pair of power outages delayed the game for close to 35 minutes in all.“I just feel like San Francisco took a big step to show the NFL and to show the state of California that they need a new stadium,” Steelers safety Ryan Clark said. “I think it was a very strategic move, and Candlestick may be no more.”Good thing there’s a state-of-the-art $1 billion stadium in the works.“Electric atmosphere tonight,” tweeted team president Jed York—unclear if his pun was intended.NFL security chief Jeff Miller said he witnessed a transformer blow up while he was monitoring a gate outside the stadium, where a shooting during the preseason already put a negative light on this venue.The first outage pushed back the opening kickoff by 20 minutes. Thousands of flashbulbs went off in the midst of the blackness, with a sellout crowd of 69,732 sitting in darkness—including all those Terrible Towel-waving Steelers fans who travel the country with their team.The second delay came early in the second quarter and halted the game again between the playoff-bound teams for about 15 minutes. Miller and other NFL officials gathered in the press box to assess the situation, remaining in constant contact with the commissioner’s office.Miller said he remained confident the game could be finished even using an alternative power source because the problem appeared to be outside the stadium.San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said city workers worked with PG&E officials to restore power to the stadium and he has called for an investigation “to prevent incidents such as this from happening again.”last_img read more

first_imgI am, however, not pleased with the less than stellar response by the Black community. Oh there was a plethora of the Black who’s who attending the luncheon spit shined—fresh haircuts gleaming—under the lights of the event. Oh, of course we were all kicked back with our feet placed comfortably and pristinely under the crisp linen adorned tables of the PNC Park Lexus Club.The Saturday evening Pirates/Kansas City Royals battle and the grand finale Boyz to Men concert should have boasted the attendance of at least 20,000 paid African-Americans fans of the more than 39,000 fans who enjoyed an exciting game and an inspiring concert. The African-American game attendance was a bit disappointing.This was a series of events honoring past, present and future Black MLB stars but I wonder about our folk. It seems that events that profile the accomplishments of Black Americans in this neck of the woods must be totally free of charge for our “peeps” to become enthused about attending. I looked around PNC Park from my perch high in the press box and was embarrassed. Some folks will go out on a date to one of the many Loews theatres or other of cinema houses and shell out a nice piece of change to see one of the many Tyler Perry “Madea Goes to Washington” Amos ’N’ Andy minstrel type pieces of cinema. Oh, I neglected to mention the dinner for two prior to the movie. Don’t forget the popcorn and the Raisinets. Anyway, it is easy for me to visualize an individual spending $80-100 on a Tyler Perry evening cracking their sides at the buffoonery that is supposed to be honestly depicting Black life but if they can’t get a free ticket to a Pirates game, they won’t go.The forefathers who paved the way for Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen to play MLB were Negro Leagues players who were forced to sleep in segregated hotels, face humiliation on a daily basis and play for peanuts even when many were stronger and faster than their White counterparts. Negro League players excelled because of their natural athletic abilities. Former Homestead Grays legend Walter Fenner “Buck” Leonard had this to say about spring training. “Little teaching took place in [Negro] league camps. Players learned the finer points of the game by playing. There was no extra work, no special coaches to work on techniques, and no concern about conditioning. Such things were considered lavish and strictly for White clubs with money.” (Leonard quoted from Gardner and Shortelle, 1993)The style of play in the Negro Leagues was also far more physical. Floyd “Jelly Roll” Gardner who played for the Detroit Stars and the Chicago Americans during the 1920s and early ’30s had this to say about everyday play in the all Black league. “When you got on first it was pretty rough going. Infielders would come down on your legs and spike the base runner. You had to duck those throws on double plays. They’d throw it at you. You needed hats like they got now at that time. All the infielders wore shin guards like a catcher—and they needed them.” (Gardner quoted from Gardner and Shortelle, 1993)I saw 50 to 60 people proudly wearing replicas of Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawford’s uniforms. As a fashion statement the new shirts perfectly complimented some of the new sneakers and Kangol hats that were accessories. The heat was brutal and sweat was flying everywhere mixed with Armani, White Diamond, Seduction and any other fragrance that the wearer splashed on.The only thing that was missing was the blood, sweat and tear stains that adorned the uniforms of Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and the rest of their colleagues as they struggled to rest after a long day on the field and an even longer night trying to find a place to lay their heads. When Negro Leagues players stripped off their uniforms after a brutal day of competition and social degradation, the soiled pieces of fabric more than likely resembled miniature “Shrouds of Turin.”There are a few things that are sacred and should remain so. If you put on a police or army uniform you may be arrested for impersonating an officer. If you put on the uniform of a priest and someone gives you a bible quiz; you may be embarrassed. It is my advice that no one should don the uniform unless they can feel the pain, goodbye.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: or 412-583-6741.) This past weekend the Pirates held their annual African American Heritage weekend. From the beginning luncheon to the grand finale Boyz to Men concert Chaz Kellum and the Pirates organization put on a great affair. The man who introduced the keynote speaker for the kickoff luncheon was none other than manager Clint Hurdle, who was as always his “real” self. I was also pleasantly surprised by the short but sweet speech and the humor of keynote speaker Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.last_img read more

first_imgIn a March 2, 2011 file photo, Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James, center, sits with his girlfriend Savannah Brinson, right, at a new computer during a charity event at the Northwest Boys & Girls Club in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) by Tim ReynoldsAP Basketball Writer(AP)- LeBron James wanted his wedding day to be perfect and private.It appears he got both.With guests dining on a five-course dinner, prefaced by plenty of appetizers and all done under incredibly tight security, the Miami Heat star married his longtime partner Savannah Brinson on Saturday night at a posh resort in San Diego. Guests had their phones taken away for the ceremony and reception in an effort to ensure that no photos or details leaked out.“A first-class affair,” said one of the guests, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the couple had yet to reveal any details of the event themselves. “Ceremony was short and sweet.”Many members of the Heat organization were there, including Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, managing general partner Micky Arison and coach Erik Spoelstra. Wade and girlfriend Gabrielle Union posted images of themselves dressed for the occasion on social media, as did Bosh and his wife Adrienne. Some of James’ longtime friends were also in attendance, including his manager Maverick Carter.“What a wonderful evening!!” Adrienne Bosh wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. James…Thanks for sharing Ur night & love with us”The ceremony was the obvious highlight of a three-day wedding weekend for the couple, who were high school sweethearts and are the parents of two sons. They were engaged just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2012, when James dropped to a knee and surprised his longtime girlfriend by finally popping the question as many of their close friends were gathered around.James told AP last year that he and Brinson decided not to rush plans for their wedding, especially since last summer was hectic for him basketball-wise — James played for the U.S. in the London Olympics, helping the Americans win a gold medal, and also was involved in the wedding for one of his longtime close friends.So the date was set for this offseason, and even after a 21-month engagement, very few details leaked out — including why the wedding was taking place in San Diego, especially since the couple still considers Akron, Ohio as home and have essentially been based in Miami for three years now.Also unclear: If the couple would be using social media to make any statement about the wedding — James has more than 14 million fans on Facebook, and nearly 10 million followers on Twitter.The measures to ensure privacy were hardly a surprise. In an interview with AP last spring, Brinson acknowledged that she’s leery of media coverage, since she hasn’t always found it to be fair or factual.“I’ve heard things about me that are bad, where they’ve literally looked up into the sky and said, ‘What can they say about Savannah?,’” Brinson told AP in April. “It’s going to happen.”Television stations in San Diego showed aerial images of the hotel, including large tents set up for both the reception and to shroud the arrival of guests. In some cases, umbrellas were even used to protect the identity of wedding-arrivers from prying eyes in the sky, and people who tried to gain access to the hotel just to get a better look were quickly ushered away and told only that a private event was taking place.Even some local vendors in the San Diego area thought they had a role in the wedding — though were not themselves actually sure if that was the case. The Village Mill Bread Company — located about 3 miles from the wedding site — told Fox affiliate KSWB that someone ordered 500 loaves of Brioche from them to be delivered Saturday, but would not confirm that they were heading to the James-Brinson nuptials.James is a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and he will be back in Miami later this month to resume preparing for training camp. James is scheduled to address reporters when the Heat hold their annual media day on Sept. 30, and the first practice of the new season is scheduled for Oct. 1.last_img read more

first_imgIn this Sept. 10, 1973, file photo, Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head during their re-match at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/File) by Tim DahlbergAP Boxing WriterLAS VEGAS (AP) — One point on one card, a couple of points on some others. Ken Norton fought the greats, but the decisions he needed to be great never seemed to go his way.He busted Muhammad Ali’s jaw to hand him only his second defeat. But he lost two narrow decisions to Ali the next two times they’d meet, including their final 1976 fight at Yankee Stadium.And after he lost by just one point to Larry Holmes in their 1978 heavyweight title fight, Norton’s career was all but over.“Kenny was a good, good fighter. He beat a lot of guys,” said Ed Schuyler Jr., who covered many of Norton’s fights for The Associated Press. “He gave Ali fits because Ali let him fight coming forward instead of making him back up.” In this Feb. 18, 2012, file photo, provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, former heavyweight boxer Ken Norton poses on the red carpet at the Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” fundraiser honoring Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Norton, a former heavyweight champion, has died, his son said Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. He was 70. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones, File) Norton, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, was forever linked to Ali for their trio of fights. Ali was beating everyone around him at the time but he always had trouble with Norton, even in the two fights he won. Norton did briefly become the heavyweight champion, but he didn’t do it in the ring. His title was given to him after winning an elimination contest when Leon Spinks vacated the belt after deciding to fight Ali in a rematch instead of facing his mandatory challenger.In his first defense, he and Holmes waged a bruising battle that went 15 rounds and could have gone to either man. It went Holmes’ way, and Norton would fight just five more times before finally retiring.While boxing fans still talk about the bruising battle he waged with Holmes for the title, it was his first fight with Ali that made the former Marine a big name and the two fights that followed that were his real legacy.Few gave Norton, who possessed a muscular, sculpted body, much of a chance against Ali in their first meeting, held at the Sports Arena in San Diego, where Norton lived. But his awkward style and close-in pressing tactics confused Ali, who fought in pain after his jaw was broken.“Ali tore up his ankle while training and we were going to call the fight off but didn’t,” former Ali business manager Gene Kilroy said. “Ali said it’s not going to be that tough.”It was, with Norton breaking Ali’s jaw in the early rounds and having his way with the former champion for much of the night. The loss was even more shocking because Ali had only lost to Joe Frazier in their 1971 showdown and was campaigning for the title he would win again the next year against George Foreman in Zaire.“Norton was unorthodox,” Kilroy said. “Instead of jabbing from above like most fighters he would put his hand down and jab up at Ali.”Kilroy said after the fight Norton visited Ali at the hospital where he was getting his broken jaw wired. Ali, he said, told him he was a great fighter and he never wanted to fight him again.Ken Norton Jr., a coach with the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed his father’s death to the AP before handing the phone to his wife, too distraught to talk.Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes, Kilroy said.“He’s been fighting the battle for two years,” he said. “I’m sure he’s in heaven now with all the great fighters. I’d like to hear that conversation.”Norton didn’t have long to celebrate his big win over Ali. They fought six months later, and Ali won a split decision.They met for a third time on Sept. 28, 1976, at Yankee Stadium and Ali narrowly won to keep his heavyweight title.Norton finished with a record of 42-7-1 and 33 knockouts. He would later embark on an acting career, appearing in several movies, and was a commentator at fights.Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who visited Norton at the veteran’s hospital in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, tweeted: “Ken Norton was always nice to me even when I was just an amateur fighter. He always treated me like I was somebody. Remarkable man.”Ken Norton Jr. was a linebacker for 13 years in the NFL, playing for Dallas and San Francisco, and coaches the position for the Seahawks. He and his father were estranged for a time in the 1990s before finally reconciling.Norton always gave his father credit for his career, saying he learned how to train hard by watching him go for early morning runs when he was a child.“It’s been noted that my father and I are on speaking terms and everything’s back together now,” Norton Jr. said in 1995. “It’s part of what I do. No matter what I do, I can’t get away from boxing.”Norton, born Aug. 9, 1943, in Jacksonville, Ill., started boxing when he was in the Marines, and began his pro career after his release from duty in 1967. He lost only once in his early fights but had fought few fighters of any note when he was selected to meet Ali.At the time, Ali was campaigning to try to win back the heavyweight crown he lost to Joe Frazier in 1973.After that first bout, they faced off two more times, including the final fight at Yankee Stadium on a night when police were on strike and many in the crowd feared for their safety. The fight went 15 rounds and Ali won a decision.Kilroy said Ali and Norton never had any animosity toward each other and became good friends over the years. Still, Norton always thought he had won all three fights.Norton would come back in 1977 to win an eliminator against Jimmy Young and was declared champion by the WBC when Spinks was stripped of the title.His fight against Holmes in 1978 at Caesars Palace was his last big hurrah, with the two heavyweights going back and forth, trading huge blows inside a steamy pavilion in the hotel’s back lot. The fight was still up for grabs in the 15th round and both fighters reached inside themselves to deliver one of the more memorable final rounds in heavyweight history.Norton was badly injured in a near fatal car accident in 1986. He recovered but never regained his full physical mobility.“The doctors said I would never walk or talk,” Norton said at an autograph session in 2011 in Las Vegas, lifting his trademark fedora to show long surgical scars on his bald head.Kilroy said Norton was visited at the hospital by former fighters, including Tyson, Earnie Shavers and Thomas Hearns.Norton’s final fight came Nov. 5, 1981, when he was knocked out in the first round by Gerry Cooney at Madison Square Garden.Information on services and other survivors was not immediately released by the family.last_img read more

first_imgFort Worth Cats’ Julio Franco bats against the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings in a United League baseball game Tuesday, May 20,2 014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Franco played parts of 23 major league seasons for eight teams from 1982-2007, with stints in Japan, Mexico and South Korea during that time. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron Jenkins)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Julio Franco can still hit at age 55.Franco, the three-time All-Star and former American League batting champion, went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored Tuesday night in his first game for the Fort Worth Cats of the independent United League. He is a player-coach during the Cats’ season-opening nine-game homestand.At 49, Franco was the oldest active player in the majors when he played his last game for Atlanta in 2007. He has now played professionally in five different decades, starting in the minors in 1978 at age 19.Franco played parts of 23 major league seasons for eight teams from 1982-2007, with stints in Japan, Mexico and South Korea during that time.He has more than 4,200 hits in professional baseball.last_img read more