Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Overnight Crash

first_imgThe Broward Sheriff’s Office is mourning the sudden passing of one of its own, as traffic homicide detectives investigate the death of a deputy following an overnight crash.According to a report, a gray Toyota Tundra pickup truck collided with the deputy’s patrol car at about 3 a.m. at Southwest 10th Street and Military Trail in Deerfield Beach. The deputy was responding to a domestic violence call.Veda Coleman-Wright, a BSO spokeswoman, says drivers should avoid the area “for the next several hours.” Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel transported the driver of the truck and the deputy to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach.Doctors pronounced the deputy dead a short time later. The driver of the pickup is in stable condition and doctors expect him to survive.Anyone who was in the area of the crash and has any information regarding this incident is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Carlos De Jesus at 954-321-4842.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 21, 2019 Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, several dozen deputies and Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue personnel lined up to escort the deputy’s body from the hospital to the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Lauderdale.last_img read more

Stunning victory! – Dottin fires as Windies Women take six wickets for three runs

first_img Dottin then produced the lethal burst which stunned England Women. The right-arm seamer removed Katherine Brunt (1), Laura Marsh (0) and Sophie Ecclestone (0) in the space of six deliveries in the 40th over to dramatically shift the balance of the contest. Brunt was lbw playing across to the first ball of the over, Marsh was yorked by the fifth delivery and Ecclestone was caught at the wicket, driving at the last ball. England Women survived the next six deliveries from Fletcher, but Dottin struck with the fourth ball of her next over, trapping Amy Jones lbw for one as she played back and across, to steal a sensational victory for West Indies Women and help them tie the five-match series 1-1. Earlier, captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 56 off 87 deliveries and Dottin, 21 off 47 deliveries, but West Indies Women suffered yet another batting collapse after choosing to bat first. Openers Matthews and Shaquana Quintyne both fell cheaply for 15 to leave the hosts on 35 for two in the 14th over and it was left to Taylor and Dottin to repair the innings in a 47-run, third wicket stand. Taylor struck six fours and Dottin, one, as they lifted the hosts to 75 for two at the halfway stage. However, Dottin perished soon afterwards, lbw to left-arm spinner Alex Hartley – who finished with four for 31 – and her dismissal saw three wickets tumble for the addition of just eight runs to leave the Windies Women wobbling on 90 for five in the 32nd over. Taylor partnered with Stacy-Ann King, who made 14, to put on 34 for the sixth wicket and push their side past the 100-run mark and lay the foundation for a final assault in the last 10 overs. But King fell to Brunt (2-30) off the second ball of the 41st over, sparking a slide which saw the last five wickets tumble for 24 runs. Taylor, who reached her 24th ODI half-century off 78 balls in the 39th over, eventually perished at 127 for seven in the 43rd over when she was caught at mid-on off a miscued pull at Brunt. LETHAL BURST FALMOUTH (CMC): Player of the Match, Deandra Dottin, snatched three wickets in one over as England Women dramatically lost their last six wickets for just three runs in the space of 29 deliveries, to hand West Indies Women an astonishing 38-run victory in the second one-day international here yesterday. Seemingly headed for their second straight loss with England Women cruising 107 for four in the 37th over in pursuit of a meagre 149 for victory at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Complex, the Windies Women rebounded spectacularly through Dottin, to bundle the visitors out for 110 in the 42nd over. Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher started the comeback when she plucked out top-scorer Natalie Sciver for 27 in the 37th over, caught by Hayley Matthews at cover. A when she trapped Danielle Wyatt lbw for seven in her next over, England Women were sliding at 108 for six in the 39th over.last_img read more

USAID Breaks Ground for Ganta-Gbarnga Electricity Supply

first_imgUSAID Liberia Mission Director, Dr. Anthony Chan, performs the groundbreaking as government officials look on.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Thursday, May 9, 2019, broke ground for a 77 kilometers medium voltage of power line to supply electricity from the West Africa Power Pool cross border connection in Ganta to communities and institutions along the Ganta – Gbarnga route.At the ground breaking ceremony, USAID Country Director, Dr. Anthony S. Chan, said the power supply is part of the entity’s support to provide electricity to rural communities under the “Power Africa Program.”According to Dr. Chan, about 2,700 households and businesses, as well as institutions are expected to benefit when the project is completed.The first planted pole for Ganta – Gbarnga Grid“Key institutions, such as the Central Agricultural Research Institute, the Phebe Hospital, Cuttington University, the Charles B. Dunbar Hospital that have anchored the economics of the beneficiary communities are to provide improved, and more efficient services from the project,” he said.Dr. Chan reaffirmed US Government’s support to providing electricity to rural communities with the goal is to provide electricity to other parts of Bong County, particularly in Gbarnga and its surrounding communities.The project will be implemented by American Procurement Services Corporation ( APSO), whose director, David D. Wounuah, said it will be completed by November, 2020.The ground breaking ceremony was attended by local officials, some of them from Bong County, headed the Acting Superintendent, Anthony Kromah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Summery heat set to spring a surprise

first_img“Summer has come early.” The unseasonal offshore winds are expected to blow through Monday evening. With humidity expected to dip below 15 percent, hillside brush dried out by a record lack of rain could be especially vulnerable to fire, forecasters said. Temperatures could rival the record highs for March 11 and March 12 for downtown (93 and 87 degrees, respectively), Burbank Airport (92, 87) and Woodland Hills (94, 88). Highs for the Valley on Sunday and Monday are forecast at 91 degrees. Time to snap out of Friday’s fog and fish out those summer beach towels. Beginning Sunday, temperatures in the San Fernando Valley are expected to soar into the 90s as Santa Ana winds once again rip across the region. A fire weather watch was issued in advance of expected wind gusts, low humidity and record highs in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from early Sunday through Monday evening. “I’m going to the beach. I’m going to spend the entire weekend in Santa Monica,” declared Steve Woodruff, manager of the Van Nuys Airport weather station. “Got the beach towel out, get out the surfboard, watch a few sunsets. Winds are expected to blow from 15 mph to 25 mph, with stronger gusts in canyons and mountain passes. Another round of Santa Anas is expected Wednesday. “It’s totally dry,” said Bonnie Bartling of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. “There’s a few places that could get into the 90s. Pierce College (in Woodland Hills) usually gets pretty hot.” The blistering-hot winds, which usually end in January, have permeated a region now on course for its driest season on record, with the rainy season expected to end this month. Since July 1, downtown Los Angeles has seen 2.42 inches of rain, or 21 percent of normal, the NWS said. Burbank Airport, with 2.33 inches, is at 18 percent, while Palmdale, at 0.65 of an inch, is at only 11 percent. (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fencing falls victim to annexation maintenance transfer

first_imgVALENCIA – If the saying “good fences make good neighbors” is correct, what do bad fences make of neighboring governments? That’s the question being pondered by residents of the North Park neighborhood of Valencia. Santa Clarita annexed the neighborhood and its approximately 6,000 residents last year. But responsibility and funding for maintaining landscapes and fencing in the area has not yet been transferred from the county to the city, officials said. As a result, links on some of the white fencing that runs through the neighborhood are missing and some areas have fallen down. Residents have complained, saying they are already paying taxes for upkeep of the fencing. “There’s enough wealth and money out here that nothing out here should be in disrepair,” said resident Damon Everett, 40, who is a prop maker in the film and television industry. Everett cares enough about how his neighborhood looks that when he goes on a walk he takes along primer and paint to cover any graffiti he sees on the fences. Residents in North Park pay $375 a year per parcel for landscape maintenance district fees, said Gail Ortiz, spokeswoman for the city. The county says it plans to begin fixing fences in the neighborhood within weeks, starting near North Park Elementary. “There’s this ambivalence about who is responsible for North Park,” said Patrick Malekian, administrator of special districts for the county. “I think a lot of residents are under the impression that it has gone over to the city, which is not the case.” Malekian declined to offer details on why the landscape maintenance district has not yet been transferred to the city. But Darren Hernandez, head of administrative services for the city, blamed the delay on county bureaucracy and said the city has offered to do the landscaping work before the transfer is finalized. “Even though that landscape maintenance district is administered by the county rather than the city, it is a part of the city of Santa Clarita,” Hernandez said. “And we eagerly want to take over the maintenance of that area so that we can provide that area with a Santa Clarita-level of service.” (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Sanchez, Mikhitaryan swap completed

first_img“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said 29-year-old Chile international forward Sanchez.“I have spent three-and-a-half wonderful years at Arsenal and I bring with me very positive memories of that great club and its fans.“The chance to play in this historic stadium and to work with Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.“I am very proud to be the first Chilean player ever to play for United’s first team and I hope I can show our fans all around the world why the club wanted to bring me here.”Henrikh Mkhitaryan was seen arriving at the same UK Visas and Immigration centre, at The Capital Building on Union Street in Liverpool, minutes after Sanchez, with the pair both waiting to have their documents approved by the Home Office.This is the highest basic wage of any player in the Premier League.Sanchez, who has chosen United over their arch rivals Manchester City, was earlier seen arriving at Carrington at 8am on Monday before departing the club’s training base later that morning.The former Barcelona star also visited Old Trafford where it is understood he was greeted by United legend Ferguson, who was pictured speaking to people sitting inside the 29-year-old’s taxi.He was later seen leaving the Lowry Hotel, where he is staying, before leaving Manchester for Liverpool, where he travelled to have his work permit approved.On Sunday night, Sanchez was pictured taking a selfie in a United shirt with his name and No 7 on the back.Mkhitaryan has now gone the other way in a swap deal while United will also pay a £20million transfer fee to Arsenal and £15m to Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich.The Armenia international also had his medical at Arsenal, who are also busy trying to seal a deal for Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.He will join up with his new United colleagues on Tuesday when they begin preparations for Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Yeovil Town, following two days off after the weekend win over Burnley.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said of Sanchez’s move: ‘January has been difficult for us, destabilising. It is the first time this has happened to us in January.‘We have had big players concerned with moving away which causes uncertainty in the dressing room. I was tempted to include Sanchez against Palace, yes, but I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to United.‘You can’t drive north and play football. I expect it to happen but I can’t announce it. Until it’s over the line you can’t say it will happen.’Chile international Sanchez wanted to leave Arsenal for Manchester City last summer. It didn’t happen then but with only six months left on his contract, Wenger decided a trade deal with Mkhitaryan was preferable to losing him for nothing in the summer.Sportsmail revealed Mkhitaryan had said an emotional goodbye after his final United training session on Friday. ‘It was very tearful,’ said a source. ‘Henrikh has been a very popular figure here at United.‘We know he isn’t too happy with the way this deal has been forced upon him. He realises he has more chance of playing at Arsenal, but he would have preferred to leave on his own terms.’-By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez’s signing was officially announced on twitter by Manchester United.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 22- Manchester United have officially announced the mega-money signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Chilean joining on a deal worth Sh86mn (£600,000) a week.The forward had a busy Monday morning, having visited the United training ground and Old Trafford — where he bumped into club legend Sir Alex Ferguson — before being spotted at an immigration office in Liverpool for approval on his work permit.last_img read more

Bay Area diocese OKs rites for gays

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Delegates representing Episcopal churches in the San Francisco Bay Area approved three sets of prayers that clergy can use to bless same-sex couples, a move taken in opposition to their faith’s leaders pledging not to authorize special rites for gay unions. During the annual convention of the Diocese of California, about 500 lay delegates and clergy members also approved a resolution challenging last month’s decision by U.S. bishops to refrain from approving any more gay bishops to preserve the global Anglican community. The Episcopal Church is the Anglican body in the U.S. Two Canadian dioceses also have endorsed creating services for same-sex blessing ceremonies. The Bay Area diocese, comprised of 82 churches, is believed to be the first in the U.S. to make such rites available to its members, said Sean McConnell, a spokesman for the diocese. Before the delegates voted Saturday, Diocesan Bishop Marc Andrus spoke in favor of the special blessings, saying he did not think the local action ran counter to the U.S. bishops agreeing not to authorize such “public rites” as a group. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I think the resolution properly augments my pastoral goal of caring alike for all of the people of the Diocese, not reinforcing damaging distinctions,” Andrus said. The three prayers will now be made available to Bay Area clergy who seek Andrus’ permission to preside at same-sex commitment ceremonies, which the diocese has allowed for many years, according to McConnell. “Basically, it normalizes this,” said Thomas Jackson, the president of OASIS, the diocese’s gay and lesbian ministry. The 77-million-member Episcopal fellowship has been divided over the role of gays in the church since 2003. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

New club to open just for laughs

first_img A native New Yorker, Gause moved to Woodland Hills in 1987 to get into entertainment. Like everyone in Tinseltown, he worked a string of odd jobs – from selling pots and pans at The Broadway to production work – before he was discovered. Gause, who counts comics as diverse as Buddy Hackett and Richard Pryor among his idols, said he broke into comedy through a chance meeting with comedian Mohr in 1992 at a North Hollywood apartment pool., He became a member in a loose fraternity of funny men, modern nomads always chasing the next gig, some of whom often ended up on his couch. “Comedians are the most miserable, lonely, sad people … until they become famous,” he said. “I’ve been on the road 18 years, and I don’t want to do it anymore. … Mediocrity is underrated. Living paycheck to paycheck to have that excitement is not worth it. I want things to be steady, and this is steady.” Partner Warren Wagner, former general manager of The Improv in Irvine, said Santa Clarita’s proximity to Hollywood offers a venue to top comics looking to fine-tune new material. “When they got a movie coming up, they want to go try stuff out somewhere,” said Wagner, who has been in the comedy business for six years. “They don’t want to drive (far) to do five minutes. “The whole reason for a comedy club to exist is to try new entertainment. We want to go back to that, and we will.” There’s a concession to the suburbs – Gause said he plans to “rate” the shows for “blue” content. “It’s like Bob Saget – he’s one of the dirtiest comedians on stage, but someone might take his mom to see him because he’s the guy from (the family sitcom) ‘Full House,”‘ Gause said. “I’m not going to censor any comics, but you want to know what you’re going into.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Even as a fast-talking club promoter, Walter Gause’s time in comedy is never far behind: midstream into discussing his plans to open a local comedy club, he broke into a bit on Stevenson Ranch mothers. “They drive SUVs … and they dress like they’re 15,” said Gause, who is in on the joke – the 41-year-old is a Stevenson Ranch dad. A comedy writer and producer, whose credits include the TV talent competition “Last Comic Standing” and ESPN variety show “Mohr Sports” with comedian Jay Mohr, is gearing to punch up suburban Santa Clarita Valley. Gause’s “Comedy Blvd.” will begin to serve up drinks, food and laughs around April or May in a 4,500 square-foot space at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, between the food court and TGI Friday’s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Gause, who has lived in the area for seven years, said he saw opportunity for a club late last year at a wine networking event. There are few entertainment options here aside from the movie multiplex, and he envisioned a spot like The Improv or The Comedy Store where young singles can enjoy A-list and up-and-coming acts. Couples can leave their kids at home or the movies and have a good time before picking them up. “This is what everyone wants to be able to do,” said Gause. “You’re gonna be able to take your wife out here, and be home by 10:15 p.m.” Carrie Rogers, the city of Santa Clarita’s economic development director, welcomed the club, saying it could help boost local entertainment spending. “One of the things we have ‘leakage’ on – that people are spending their money someplace else – is for entertainment,” she said. “For our residents, we don’t have enough of the restaurants, the comedy clubs, anything that’s live entertainment. We don’t have enough and people are going else where for that. “Anything along this line is going to be quite successful.” last_img read more

Court notice: Jury panel not required for Donegal Town Circuit Court

first_imgThis is a notice for the jury panel called to serve at Donegal Circuit Court in Donegal Town.Anyone called to attend for Jury Duty at Donegal Town Circuit Court on 28th March, 2017 are now no longer required to attend. Court notice: Jury panel not required for Donegal Town Circuit Court was last modified: March 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Picture Special: Santa spotted in Raphoe!

first_imgRaphoe Community Playgroup had a special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs Claus when they took time out of their very busy schedule to meet all the children from the playgroup.Children from the neighbouring Little Acorns Playgroup also visited Santa’s grotto.Santa gave out some brilliant gifts and posed for pictures with the kids. Even the Playgroup leaders had to get their photos taken with the special couple before they went on their merry way!Picture Special: Santa spotted in Raphoe! was last modified: December 17th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:picture specialRaphoeSANTAlast_img read more