Stuart Air Show Canceled Due to Weather

first_imgThe Stuart Air Show, which was scheduled to go on Sunday despite the rough weather, has now been canceled.A tweet from the air show’s official page says the cancellation is due to safety concerns from heavy rain.The show, which has been scheduled during this time for 30 years, was also canceled Saturday due to inclement weather.— Audi Stuart Air Show (@StuartAirShow) November 3, 2019 Opening day events scheduled for Friday were canceled as a result of a fatal plane crash that killed a pilot who was scheduled to perform in the show.In a social media post on Saturday night, the show announced that Sunday’s air show would be dedicated in memory of local dermatologist Joe Masessa, the 59-year-old pilot killed in the crash. Masessa’s death is the first fatality in the show’s history.last_img read more

Former President Obama: The world would be a better place if every country was run by women

first_imgFormer President Barack Obama said Monday that “the world would be a better place if every country was run by women.”“Now women, I just want you to know you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us,” the two-term president said at an Obama Foundation event in Singapore.“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes,” he told the crowd.Obama, who served as president between 2009 and 2017, also told the Singapore audience that the world’s problems were caused by “old men not getting out of the way.”“If you look at the world and look at the problems it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way,” Obama said, as reported by BBC.“It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power,” he continued.The remarks will surely be seen as a betrayal to former vice president Joe Biden who served faithfully under Obama for eight years but is still yet to receive an endorsement from him. Perhaps Obama is signaling a third presidential run for Hillary Clinton.Biden, 77, earlier this month claimed he didn’t need Obama’s help, telling reporters: “Everyone knows I’m close with him. I don’t need an Obama endorsement.”But the former Delaware senator is lagging in key states such as Iowa ahead of its Feb. 3 nominating contest and has not raised the same campaign funds as other top-tier candidates.last_img read more

TSA reports more guns seized from airports in 2019 than ever before

first_imgFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport — 100 firearms recoveredOrlando International Airport — 96 firearms recoveredTampa International — 87 firearms recoveredThe continued increase in the number of firearms that travelers bring to airport checkpoints is deeply troubling,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said.If travelers are not safely traveling with their guns they can be arrested and face civil penalties.Check out this video by the TSA explaining tips on traveling with a gun: Many Americans were traveling with heat in 2019. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) more guns were confiscated in the United States last year than ever before in the agency’s history.The TSA reports 4,432 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints in 2019—87% of which were loaded.In Florida,the TSA recovered a total of 283 firearms:last_img read more

$20,000 reward offered for information after dolphins found stabbed, shot to death off Florida coast

first_imgThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported that biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a dead dolphin off the coast of Naples late last week.Officials say the animal had been fatally wounded by a bullet or a sharp object. Within the same week, another dolphin was discovered alongside Pensacola Beach. The animal had a bullet in its left side.Officials need the public’s help in finding out more information about these attacks.According to NOAA, biologists believe these cases may stem from humans feeding the animals, which then leads to them associating humans and boats with food. This can then put them in harm’s way.If you have any information on these attacks, call the NOAA Enforcement hotline at (800) 853-1964. Tips may be left anonymously.Officials are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.last_img read more

Alice books place at Women’s British Open

first_img English international Alice Hewson booked herself a place in next week’s AIG Women’s British Open after producing a last day charge to win the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset.Hewson started the final day just inside the top-20 after opening rounds of 72, 70 and 73 but then stormed though the field with a six-under par 66 that included six birdies and two eagles.That was enough to see her tie at the top of the leaderboard with Finland’s Krista Junkara on seven-under par 281. The pair were still level after a three-hole play-off before the English Curtis player won with a par on the second hole of sudden-death.The new champion becomes just the fourth English player after Emma Duggleby (2000), Joanne Morley (1992) and most recently Bronte Law (2016) to lift the trophy and she can now look forward to spending the next week in the company of the world’s best players as they compete for this year’s fifth women’s major at Woburn.“This is incredible,” said the Berkhamsted player moments after holing the winning putt. “Going into today I just went out there and tried to get as low as I could. I was brave out there and it paid off.“I was quite far out of it this morning. I played really solid earlier in the week without really getting anywhere but today I made a lot of eagles and birdies. As I said before, I just tried to be brave. I gave my putts a little extra and it worked.“Playing in the Women’s British Open is going to be absolutely incredible. It’s going to be my first major and being so close to home will to make it even more special. I can’t wait to get started.“I’d also like to pay tribute to Krista,” she added. “It was a really great play-off. She played absolutely great all week. She’s been there or thereabouts all week. She made four pars in the play-off at a time when she was probably just as nervous as me. She played really well.”Further down the leaderboard Italy’s Caterina Don closed with a two-under par 70 to clinch third place on 282 while Norway’s Franziska Sliper played the shot of the day when she holed out for an albatross on the sixth on her way to posting a 68 and finishing fourth on 284.It was also a great week for Hewson’s English colleagues Annabell Fuller and Kirsten Rudgeley who finished tied-fifth alongside Sweden’s Linn Grant, Denmark’s Karen Fredgaard, Italy’s Virginia Bossi and Scottish third round leader Hannah Darling. 27 Jul 2019 Alice books place at Women’s British Open Tags: alice hewson, england womenlast_img read more