Charity Fantasy Football winner, the Dore, presents check to Memorial Auditorium Board

first_imgTuesday night’s ceremonial check presentation from WCFFL to the Memorial Auditorium Board are from left to right: Nate Jones, Kip Etter, Kelly Green, Pam Hinman, and Connie Bales.Sumner Newscow report — During halftime of the varsity girls basketball games at Wellington High School on Feb. 9, a ceremonial check was presented to members of the Memorial Auditorium Board from the Wellington Charity Fantasy Football League. The league’s year-two champion, Kip Etter of the Dore Grill and Bar, and league commissioner, Nate Jones of Sumner Communications’ handed the $800 check to Kelly Green, Pam Hinman, and Connie Bales. This was the second year for the WCFFL, to date the league has donated $1,800 to local charities.Along with Etter (who played for the Memorial Auditorium Air Conditioning Fund) and Jones (Sumner County Community Drug Action Team), the rest of the league consisted of Michelle Crittenden, Michelle’s Encore Dance (Wellington Food Bank); Tytus Cornejo, Day Funeral Home (Wellington Forward); Shawn DeJarnett, DeJarnett Law Office ( Tracy McCue, Sumner NewsCow (Crusader Club); James Jordan, Sumner NewsCow (Salvation Army); and Spencer Furman, Redbeard’s Barber Shop (Wellington Noon Lions Club).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon

first_imgLast week Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge — who has been acclaimed as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era — won the International Association of Athletics Federations men’s 2018 award.He has dominated marathon racing since making his debut in Hamburg in 2013. The Olympic champion set a new marathon world record in Berlin in September with a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds. Joshua Kipkorir crossing the finish line.Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men’s Singapore marathon — with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan.Kipkorir — 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first time — finished Sunday’s race in two hours, 12 minutes and 20 seconds, the second-fastest time in the event’s history, according to organisers.Felix Kirwa was second, a minute behind Kipkorir, while Andrew Kimtai was third.The fastest non-Kenyan was Singaporean runner Soh Rui Yong, lagging far behind the winner, with a time of two hours, 41 minutes and 49 seconds.Kenyan runners also dominated the women’s event, bagging the top five spots.Around 13,000 people took part in the 42-kilometre (26-mile) race.The astonishing results underlined the dominance of Kenyans in marathons, with even Singapore’s tropical heat and humidity proving no barrier to success for runners who typically train at high altitudes. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Former Boca School Principal Fired After Holocaust Email

first_img(Boca Raton, FL) — A former Boca Raton principal is out of work after sending a controversial email to a parent about the Holocaust. It read quote, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee. Wednesday night, Palm Beach County public schools fired former Spanish River High School Principal William Latson Wednesday, four months after comments he made about the Holocaust prompted a national outcry.By a 5-2 vote, county school board members approved the veteran principal’s termination on grounds of “ethical misconduct” and “failure to carry out job responsibilities.”The official justification for Latson’s termination was not the explosive comments that drew international attention but his failure to return messages from district officials in the days after his comments became public.The decision culminates months of political turbulence and legal wrangling over Latson’s case, in which the district found itself caught up in an unprecedented furor over the principal’s refusal to state unequivocally to a parent that the Holocaust was a historical fact.Latson was reassigned three months ago and his firing will take effect November 21st, but his lawyer tells the Palm Beach Post he’ll file an appeallast_img read more

FL man pleads guilty to bomb threats targeting courthouses, government offices

first_imgA Florida man has plead guilty to threatening to blow up courthouses and other government offices across northern Florida.US Attorney Lawrence Keefe announced the guilty plea on Friday.Noah Stirn plead guilty to twelve separate charges stemming from 21 threatening letters he mailed or attempted to send in April and May of this year.In those letters, he claimed to have planted explosives in government buildings, including the Florida Capitol and the US Courthouse in Pensacola.Some buildings were forced to evacuate as a result of the threatening letters.Stirn is scheduled to be sentenced in late January.He faces up to five years in prison for each charge of mailing a threatening communication and up to 10 years for each charge of threatening to use an explosive.No other information is available.last_img read more

Social Media Extortionist Gets 50 Years for Targeting Young Girls in Broward, Nationwide

first_imgA Miami federal judge has sentenced a Virginia man to 50 years behind bars, as well as a lifetime of probation, for using the internet to target and extort children through sexual exploitation around the country, including Broward County.Joseph Isaiah Woodson, Jr., was convicted last September of producing child pornography and sending threats to at least seven young girls, including three who live in Davie, Plantation, and Coral Springs.Between October 2017 and September 2018, the 30-year-old Woodson “persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced” several underage girls to engage in sexually explicit conduct using their cellphone cameras. He then recorded and shared those videos online, according to court documents.Woodson apparently earned the youths’ trust and received access to their Snapchat account credentials by pretending to be one of their friends.After getting their passwords, Woodson took over the victims’ Snapchat accounts and then demanded that they send him sexually explicit videos and images of themselves using the web-based texting application “KIK” if they wanted to regain control of their accounts.Investigators add that Woodson conspired with others to systematically extort and exploit the children online.“Joseph Isaiah Woodson, Jr. is a menace who preyed on the most vulnerable among us, children,” says George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami. “His sentence of 50 years in prison should serve as a warning to others involved in sextortion.”Sextortion has become so widespread that the FBI recently launched an awareness campaign in schools.last_img read more

Severe Weather Risk Thursday Night into Friday for South Florida

first_imgMuch of our area could see rough weather conditions overnight Thursday into Friday morning.According to meteorologists with our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, a “fine line of storms” will arrive in Vero Beach around 1 to 2 a.m. Friday, and then move south into Palm Beach County between 3 and 4 a.m.A wind advisory will remain in effect all night, and a small craft advisory will last until Friday afternoon.Our area is under a “Level 1 marginal threat” for severe weather Thursday night, according to the Storm Prediction Center.Specifically, the storms can be expected along the Treasure Coast between 1 to 4 a.m. Friday, western Palm Beach County and Lake Okeechobee from 3 to 4 a.m., and eastern Palm Beach County from 4 to 7 a.m. The main impacts could include gusty and damaging winds, a slight tornado risk, and some brief flooding from downpours.For the most part, the line of storms will move through the area quickly, with some showers remaining through noon before conditions clear up by Friday evening.Temperatures on Friday will stay in the low 70s, with lows in the 40s and 50s overnight and into Saturday.The rest of Saturday will bring highs in the low to mid 70s.On Sunday, temperatures will increase a bit to the upper 70s, while onshore winds could make for difficult boating conditions and the possibility of strong rip currents.last_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Raiders are leaving behind a fanbase with a passion you cannot buy

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — We are long past the point of fighting the inevitable, of forlorn thoughts of what could have — no, what should have — been.The Raiders are gone. They haven’t packed up yet — the team facility in Alameda will be operational for a few more weeks — but Sunday’s game, a 20-16 last-minute loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, marked the final moment that the Raiders belonged to Oakland, the …last_img read more

Military Home Buying & Selling

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonPermanent changes of station (PCS) make moves frequent for military families. The complexity of buying and selling a home is compounded by deployments, one-earner incomes, and the slow-to-rebound housing market. In fact, the 2012 FINRA Military Capability Study found 38% of military families have mortgages that are underwater. So how do military families ease the burden of buying and selling a home? Fortunately, many programs are in place to assist service members and their families with this process.The Service Member’s Civil Relief Act protects active duty service members and their families from foreclosure, termination of leases, and eviction. In the event a service member has been a victim of a wrongful foreclosure that violates the terms of the Service Member’s Civil Relief Act, they should take legal action.Service members can also qualify for low-interest home loans using VA home loans or other special loans available to military members.On April 15, Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Personal Finance Manager Barbara Lang will present Military Home Buying & Selling, a 90-minute webinar that will discuss these and many other home buying and selling options available to service members. This session will be worth 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed participants.To join this session, click here. Here, you’ll also find supporting resources, the PowerPoint Slides, information about the speakers, and connection information.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 31, 2014.last_img read more

Caluag fails to defend BMX title, settles for bronze

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games FILE PHOTO – Daniel Patrick Caluag finally strikes gold for the Philippines on Wednesday by winning the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRERFormer Olympian Daniel Caluag settled for third place in the men’s BMX competition in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Caluag, who represented the Philippines in the 2012 London Olympics, fell behind Thailand’s Nonthakon Inkhokshong, who won silver and Indonesia’s gold medalist Gusti Bagus Saputra.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 30-year-old Caluag, who ruled the competition in 2013, wasn’t able to defend his crown in the 2015 SEA Games after host Singapore opted not to hold a BMX event.Caluag won the gold in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.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 shutout SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 7 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more