Broward County Sheriff’s deputies say a person who was found dead Saturday morning was a Coral Springs firefighter.Authorities have identified the man as 39-year-old Christopher Allen Randazzo of Pompano Beach.They found his body on Saturday morning around 6 a.m., after responding to a medical distress call at an apartment complex at 4520 El Mar Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.The sheriff’s office says homicide detectives are also involved in the investigation.Television cameras showed the building on El Mar Drive cordoned off with crime scene tape.This is a developing story.
A civil lawsuit has been filed by U.S. Attorney General of the Virgin Islands, Ms. Denise George, after she authorized an investigation into Epstein months ago.The lawsuit claims that Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices trafficked young women, ages 12-17, throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.The lawsuit seeks forfeit of Epstein’s private Caribbean islands, which are worth an estimated $86 million, as well as unspecified monetary damages and the breakup of corporate entities that Epstein allegedly used to provide him with girls who sexually serviced him three times each day.Anyone who may have been trafficked by the “Epstein Enterprise” in the Virgin Islands is asked to call the U.S. Attorney General’s Office at (800) 998-7559.
A Broward County man who is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in a Facebook Live video was denied bond in Fort Lauderdale federal court on Wednesday.Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office had asked that Chauncy Devonte Lump be held on pre-trial detention, arguing that he is a danger to the community. Judge Patrick Hunt agreed.The 26-year-old is facing a federal charge of threats against the President of the United States, in addition to a county charge of making a false bomb report.The criminal complaint states that he posted a seven-minute video on Facebook Live on January 3 under the username “BlackMan Vs America,” in which he threatened multiple times to kill the President.“He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” Lump says in the video.According to authorities, Lump made the video in response to the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by an American drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq earlier this month.“I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County,” Lump adds, according to the complaint.The report also states that Lump had “what appears to be a loaded AK-47” in the Facebook Live.Lump admitted to law enforcement officials that he made the video and told them “the threats in the video were intended to be a joke,” according to the criminal complaint.“However, at no point in the video did Lump claim he was joking,” the complaint adds.Court records show that Lump lives in an Oakland Park apartment and holds a concealed weapon/firearm permit in Florida. He is also licensed and employed as a security officer.
England’s Gabriella Cowley finished a fine third in an international field at the weather-hit Junior Open at Fairhaven, in Lancashire. For the first time the biennial event, which accompanies The Open, was won by a girl, Asuka Kashiwabara from Japan. She set another record with her astonishing scoring of 16-under par which gave her a winning margin of 14 shots. Italy’s Renato Paratore from Rome was third on two-under-par, followed by Gabriella on two-over par. A total of 68 nations contested the event for U16 boys and girls. Gabriella, an England girl international from West Essex, showed great composure and impressive powers of recovery throughout the 54-hole event. Her first round of 74, compiled in the worst of the weather, and her second round of two-under 72, each included a triple bogey. On both occasions, she recovered in great style and was in second place at the start of the final round. Early on, she had double bogeys at three holes in succession – the third, fourth and fifth – and reached the turn in six-over 42. But, she came back in two-under 36 with birdies at the 10th, 11th and 18th, set against a bogey at the 14th, for a round of four-over 78. “I’m disappointed with my last round and those double bogeys, but I played better over the last nine holes,” said Gabriella who is the English U15 and Scottish U16 open champion. “But, overall, I enjoyed the tournament very much. It was a great experience.” Gabriella will represent England in the girls’ Home Internationals in August. Play in the Junior Open was suspended during the second round with competitors returning the following morning to complete their scores. This also meant that there was time only for the leading 33 players to contest the final 18 holes, instead of the leading 80 and ties. 16 Jul 2012 Junior Open third place for Gabriella Cowley Gabriella’s fine start at Junior Open 17 July 2012 England’s Gabriella Cowley took on the worst of the weather at the Junior Open at Fairhaven, Lancashire, yesterday – and replied with a level par 74. She’s sharing third place in the R&A event, which is contested by an interntional field of over 120 boys and girls, all aged under 16. Gabriella, who will represent England in the girls’ home internationals, overcame a testing wobble in her round to return her impressive score. She dropped a shot at the eighth before taking a triple bogey seven on the ninth. Despite that, she reached the turn at two-over par and came home in two-under with three birdies and a solitary bogey on the 16th. Gabriella is the English U15 girls’ champion and the Scottish U16 stroke play titleholder. For most of the day the field fought against the rain, the rough and a tough course with punishing bunkers. The clubhouse was awash with disaster as scores soared into the 100s. Only two players – one of them Gabriella – had matched the par of 74 until a remarkable improvement in the standard of scoring in the last hour of play. Then as conditions calmed, there was a rush of very good scores. The best came from a Japanese girl, Asuka Kashiwabara, with a bogey free eight-under par 66. On the boys’ side, the best score, also returned very late the day was a two-under-par 72 by Anderson Nunes of Brazil). Chasing him home was Ireland’s Marc Boucher with a 73. After today’s second round the leading 80 players and ties will go forward to the final round tomorrow. England’s other representative, Stefan Gnyla, 13, of Copt Heath, Warwickshire, was disqualified for using a distance-measuring device, not permitted under the rules of the competition. Gabriella beats par in weather-hit Junior Open 17 July 2012 Girl international Gabriella Cowley scored two-under par 72 in the second round of the weather-hit Junior Open at Fairhaven – despite another triple bogey. She’s currently lying second, behind the runaway leader, Asuka Kashiwabara, a 16-year-old Japanese girl. Asuka added a five-under-par 69 to her first round of eight-under-par 66, giving her an astonishing 36-hole tally of 13-under-par 135 from two bogey free rounds. The golf course was flooded by heavy rain in the afternoon and later starters were unable to complete their rounds. Play was abandoned for the day and those who have still to complete their second rounds will do so in a shotgun start at 9.30am tomorrow. The number of players qualifying for the final round has been cut from 80 to 30 and will start at lunchtime. Gabriella, the English U15 and Scottish U16 stroke play champion, was first off at 8am and bettered her first round score by two shots, despite having another triple bogey. Yesterday it was the ninth which caught her out, today it was the 13th – and again she recovered with great aplomb. The West Essex player had birdied the par-3 second, the par-4 sixth and the par-4 eighth on her way to a bogey-free outward half of three-under 33. She got to four-under at the long 11th but then ran up a seven at the par 4 13th where she was in the water on the right off the tee and took five to reach the green. As she did in the first round, Gabriella kept her chin up and finished with four pars and a pitch-and-putt birdie 4 at the long closing hole. She said afterwards: “I’ve come off the last green both days thinking I could have scored at least a couple of shots better, especially after having a triple bogey both rounds. But, two-under par for two rounds at Fairhaven isn’t bad, is it?” Darren Clarke meets Junior Open competitors 16 July 2012 England girl international Gabriella Cowley rubbed shoulders with Open champion Darren Clarke when he met the competitors for the R&A Junior Open Championship, which got underway this morning at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lancashire. Clarke, who begins the defence of his title on Thursday at Royal Lytham & St Annes, took the Claret Jug trophy with him when he joined the juniors yesterday for their opening ceremony. He is pictured here with Gabriella, the English U15 girls’ champion and Scottish U16 stroke play titleholder. Gabriella, from West Essex, and Warwickshire’s Stefan Gnyla (Copt Heath) are representing England Golf in the championship. Stefan, 13, has been Warwickshire U12 and U14 champion, the Warwickshire Young Masters winner on three occasions and twice been a winner at the US Kids European Championships. The R&A Junior Open, which is played every two years, is closely linked to The Open Championship and played on a nearby course. A total of 122 competitors from 68 nations make the 10th Junior Open the most truly international golf championship for U16s in the world. Later in the week, the competitors will be taken to spectate at The Open
San Francisco struck first on the pettiness scoreboard after Deebo Samuel … Who’s mocking was better? 49ers or Ravens?49ers. Deebo Samuel’s did a great Lamar Jackson imitation.Ravens. Mark Andrews did a spot-on rendition of Nick Bosa’s move.VoteView ResultsTake Our Poll The 49ers and Ravens showed one good taunting deserves another during their showdown in Baltimore on Sunday.The rainy weather may have affected the play on the field, but it didn’t prevent both teams from expertly mocking each other’s signature celebrations.The Ravens and Niners taking inspiration from each others’ TD dances 🤣🙌 pic.twitter.com/Kb50F0dLFD— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 1, 2019
Step aside, monarch butterflies: some of your fellow insects beat your distance flying wings down. The BBC News reported on findings by a biologist in the Maldives about dragonflies that migrate 14,000 to 18,000 km from southern India to East Africa and back – including 800 km over open sea. How these insects can navigate over open water is a mystery, but if confirmed, this feat by the dragonfly leaves the impressive Monarch migration in the dust. The biologist counted 5 species involved in the marathon. He figures it takes four generations of the insects to complete one circuit.Even after centuries of scientific exploration, there are more wonders around us than we can fathom. Let kids know they don’t have to be a Dawkins atheist to be involved in science. This story was a discovery of interest to all nature lovers, and it owed nothing to evolutionary theory. If we studied the technology built into these flimsy little flyers, we might learn a few things from them (e.g., 08/13/2004).(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
17 February 2016Despite the economic downturn, South Africa remained a country with great opportunities and was an attractive destination for investors seeking sustained returns, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday.He was speaking at a breakfast meeting with the Keidanren, the Federation of Economic Organisations of Japan, in Cape Town. The meeting was held as part of moves to build closer ties with the Asian country in an attempt to realise the goals of South Africa’s National Development Plan.He said the country had a solid record of prudent fiscal management and sound macroeconomic policies, with a vibrant and resilient democracy.Keidanren is Japan’s most influential business federation, representing the top Japanese multinational companies with the highest volumes of global business. The federation is on a four-day visit to South Africa.“We are an attractive investment destination,” Ramaphosa said. “We are pursuing measures to fundamentally transform our economy, ensuring that it is more productive, more inclusive and more sustainable.“South Africa also has a diversified economic base with developed industries in areas like resources, manufacturing, retail and services; advanced financial and communications infrastructure and extensive road, rail and port facilities.”The country also had a young workforce that was poised to power a new wave of production and growth.The breakfast followed a working visit by Ramaphosa to Japan in August 2015.See more from that visit:He used Tuesday’s meeting to call on the Japanese to explore how investment and trade between the two sides could contribute to key objectives such as job creation, industrial development, human resource development and innovation as part of implementing the National Development Plan.Japan could help emerging black industrialists in accessing markets, skills and technologies, said the deputy president.“We look to Japan to assist our country in the development of a thriving hydrogen economy. We look to Japan to invest in our ocean economy and aquaculture and provide training in boat building and ports management.“We look to Japanese companies to work with our businesses and people to invest in water and sanitation projects, agriculture and agro-processing. Japan’s companies are well poised to work with us in the beneficiation of our mineral wealth.”The government, he added, was already in the process of making it easier to do business in the country.“We are fast-tracking the implementation of the Invest SA initiative, which is a one-stop investment shop to assist investors in meeting all the necessary legislative and regulatory requirements.”This would reduce the cost and complexity of investing in South Africa and would ensure government departments and agencies were more efficient and responsive.South Africa’s growth plan included an injection of new entrepreneurial support for previously disadvantaged groups.“We are supporting the emergence of a new generation of black industrialists. We are using this programme for skills development and improving standards, quality and productivity. We are also providing access to finance and assisting with entry into new markets.In addition to the breakfast meeting, Keidanren will engage with Business Leadership South Africa and Black Business Council within the framework of Japan – South Africa Business Forum, says the Presidency.Japan is South Africa’s third largest trading partner. There are about 130 Japanese companies in South Africa, employing over 150 000 people.During his 2015 visit to Japan, Ramaphosa expressed appreciation for the relationship between the two countries. He invited Japanese businesses to explore opportunities presented by the National Development Plan’s ambitious programme for fundamental economic and social transformation.Source: South African Government News Agency
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) congratulates its 2019 Alumni Awards recipients.“It is wonderful to see so many people from our college community here to share their support for these outstanding honorees,’’ Steven Neal, CFAES associate dean and director of academic programs, told 140 alumni, relatives, faculty, staff, and friends during an awards luncheon on March 2. “We are all inspired by the accomplishments of these individuals.”In all, 12 individuals received awards during the annual event, held on Ohio State’s Columbus campus at the Fawcett Center.The Meritorious Service Award is given to alumni or non-alumni who have been singularly significant in CFAES’ quest for excellence. This award was presented to:Bob Birkenholz, Fort Myers, Fla.Virgil Strickler, Galloway, OhioThe Distinguished Alumni Award is given to those who have brought distinction to themselves and to CFAES through their commitment and leadership. This award was presented to:Bryan Garton (’93, PhD, Agricultural Education), Columbia, Mo.Steve Goodwin (’73, BS, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administration), JohnstownChris Henney (’98, BS, Agricultural Education), ColumbusPhil Minerich (’76, BS, Food Technology), Austin, Minn.Floyd Poruban (’64, MS, ’61, BS, Plant Pathology, Horticulture), AvonKristi-Warren Scott (’03, BS, Agribusiness and Applied Economics), Washington, DCThe International Alumni Award is given to outstanding international alumni representing, supporting, and promoting CFAES and Ohio State worldwide. This award was presented to:Leandro Cruppe (’15, PhD, ’11, MS, Animal Sciences), Goiania-GO, BrazilRichard Edema (’01, PhD, Plant Pathology), Kampala, UgandaThe Young Professional Award recognizes young men and women for their early professional accomplishments. This award was presented to:Leah Curtis (’07, BS, Agricultural Communication), Canal WinchesterBo Harstine (’16, PhD, ’13, MS, Animal Sciences), Columbus“Our alumni serve as inspirations to our students and the entire CFAES community. They improve our college, their industries, and our world through their work,” Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, said.
Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLHe totaled 13.950 points, enough to beat host Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Bin Mat Asri (13.750) and Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta (13.600). The Philippines’ other entry in the final, 18-year-old novice John Matthew Vergara, finished eighth.“I’m very proud of what I did, because I trained very hard, but before the competition I was very very nervous,” said Capellan who will still compete in vault on Wednesday.Already he is thinking of his training for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. “We are forming a team for the Olympic training,” he said.His coach Aldrin Castaneda said Capellan and Vergara are being groomed to form that training team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: Bata, dela Cruz bow out in English billiards KUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Capellan has been practicing the same routine every day for the past two years.And when it mattered the most, practice made perfect. His routine, highlighted by a lot of high-score power jumps, won him the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “I did a lot of power tumblings,” said Capellan of his multiple somersaults that thrilled the judges at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center Hall 6.“I have that routine in my mind and I know exactly what to do,” said the 23-year-old Capellan, who retained the crown he won two years go in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReyland Capellan celebrates his gold medal win in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Masbate native said he was feeling nervous at the start of the competition, because “everybody is doing well, they are all good.”But Capellan, who competed in the World Championships in Glasgow in 2015, went for jumps that carried high levels of difficulty. View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games