Off-duty officers shoot man who attempted to rob them during sale

first_imgTwo Hernando County officers are reporting that they were forced to shoot a suspect who attempted to rob them when they responded to an advertisement for the sale of jet skies.The incident occurred at a home in Wildwood Sunday.According to the report, after responding to the advertisement, the off-duty officers met up with 19-year-old Terrance Jones Jr.Officials say Jones Jr. pulled out a gun on them and attempted to rob them. At that point, the officer identified themselves and pulled out their own weapons but Jones Jr. reportedly refused to drop his weapon. They then reported that Jones Jr. fired several shots in their direction and that’s when the officers fired back, striking him in the leg.During the investigation of the incident, the homeowner told authorities that he did not recognize Jones Jr. nor did he put up the jet skies for sale.Jones Jr. has since been taken into custody and charged with robbery, assault and other felonies. He is currently being held without bail.last_img read more

VP Mike Pence Visits Miami as UM tests COVID Vaccine

first_img“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a tremendous impact in South Florida and across the world,” said Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, an infectious disease expert at the University of Miami who will lead the initiative. “We are testing vaccines with the goal of finding a safe and effective way to halt the spread of the virus.” The clinical trials will test a vaccine developed by National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators at the biotechnology company ModernaTX Inc.Prospective volunteers for the study will need to be at least 18 years old. A news release said the school plans to use community outreach and mobile operations to recruit from a wide variety of demographics. To register to volunteer, you can sign up by clicking here“We are committed to engaging people who represent the range of residents impacted by COVID-19 in South Florida by gender, age, race, and ethnicity, as well as those who are particularly at-risk because of medical conditions,” said Doblecki-Lewis. “This is how we will help ensure that any vaccine that is developed will be relevant for those who could benefit most from it.”Participants are paid for their time and inconvenience during what is scheduled to be a three-month study. Vice President Mike Pence visits the University of Miami today to discuss a possible coronavirus breakthrough.Mike Pence will visit the University of Miami, where clinical trials are getting under way on a vaccine.About a thousand people will be part of a clinical trial involving a vaccine developed by Moderna. The university’s Miller School of Medicine is taking part in the “Phase 3” trial of the vaccine.Pence will take part in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and members of the Miller School of Medicine along with researchers on what could help in the ongoing battle:— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) July 27, 2020last_img read more

Hertfordshire girls win inaugural matches

first_img23 Aug 2012 Hertfordshire girls win inaugural matches Hertfordshire girls won the inaugural East region junior county match week at South Herts Golf Club. The team (Image © Leaderboard Photography) won all five of their matches, beating Bedfordshire 3½-2½, Essex 4½-1½, Suffolk 6-0, Norfolk 5-1 and Cambs & Hunts 6-0. Every member of the team contributed to the score and their top scorer was Scotland girl international Nicola Callander (Mill Green), who played all five games and won them all. The other team members were: Nicola Bennett (Porters Park), Emily Chan (South Herts), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Zara Houchin (The Hertfordshire), Sian Hulse (Mill Green), Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) and Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted). The runners-up were Suffolk on 4pts, followed by Bedfordshire 3, Essex 1½, Norfolk 1 and Cambs & Hunts ½. Kent took the honours in the South region junior county match week, hosted by Hampshire at Basingstoke. They scored 3½ points from the four matches, halving with Surrey and beating Sussex 6-1, Hampshire 5-2 and Middlesex 6-1. The runners-up were Surrey, on countback from Sussex, after both scored 2½ points, Hampshire 1½, Middlesex 0. Kent’s top scorer was Emily Royer (Chart Hills) who won all four of her matches, followed closely by Jerri Sewell (Shooters Hill) who won 3½ points from four. Also unbeaten was Molly Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham) with three out of three. The team was completed by Marnie Barber (North Foreland), Jessica Gregory (Sittingbourne), Fiona McCann (North Foreland), Ainee O’Connor (Sundridge Park) and Lily Price (Royal Blackheath).last_img read more

England team triumph for teenagers

first_img Essex teenagers Dulcie Sverdloff and Sophie Madden won the international team event for England at the Irish U18 open stroke play championship. They were two shots clear of Ireland A in the team competition, which was played over the first two rounds of the 54-hole championship at Roganstown. Their achievement was all the more notable because they played in a team of two which meant both their scores counted in each round. Their main rivals were in teams of three and were able to discard one score each round. Both Dulcie and Sophie went on to be among four players tied for second place in the individual event, two shots behind Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey. Dulcie claimed the silver pendant awarded to the runner-up on countback. Dulcie, 18, from Garon Park, is the English schools’ champion and the 2012 winner of the British Colleges Sport national title. Sophie, 16, from West Essex, is the English U15 champion and was runner-up at the Scottish U16 championship earlier this month. She trains with England Golf’s Select East squad. Both girls were in the winning Essex team at 2012 County Finals. Caption: Mary McKenna, president of the Irish Ladies Golf Union, presents the team trophy to England’s Sophie Madden (centre) and Dulcie Sverdloff. (Image courtesy Irish Ladies Golf Union). Leading final scores Par 71, SSS 73, CSS 73 220 Olivia Mehaffey (IRE) 72 77 71 222 Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park) 75 73 74; Marthe Wold (NOR) 75 71 76; Sophie Madden (West Essex) 74 74 74; Marina Hedlund (SWE) 72 76 74 227 Mary Doyle (IRE) 77 74 76 International Team Event 296 ENGLAND Sophie Madden 74 74, Dulcie Sverdloff 75 73 298 IRELAND A Ariana Coyle Diez 75 [78], Mary Doyle [77] 74, Olivia Mehaffey 72 77 300 SWEDEN A Marina Hedlund 72 76, Sarah Nilsson [86] 76, Desiree Anderson 76 [84] Full details: 22 Apr 2013 England team triumph for teenagers last_img read more

Second round play washed out in English championship

first_img11 May 2016 Second round play washed out in English championship The second round of the English senior women’s championship at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club was washed out today by torrential rain.Play was abandoned when greens and fairways flooded on the course, which was already soaked from yesterday’s heavy rain.Qualifying for the matchplay stage of the championship has been decided on the first round scores, with the leading 16 players going forward. A tie for 16th place was decided on card countback.The qualifiers, who include defending champion Helen Lowe, are: Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest), Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford), Karen Jobling (Richmond, Yorks), Cath Rawthore (Sale), Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), Helen Braddock (Bolton Old Links), Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Debbie Warren (Kings Norton), Jo  Shorrocks (Bigbury), Caroline Berry (Bromborough), Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe), Angela Jones (Chart Hills), Felicity Christine (Woking), Carol Houghton (The Nottinghamshire), Jenny Deeley (La Moye, Jersey), Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield).The matchplay will take place over the next two days with the final played on Friday afternoon. Spectators are welcome.Players placed 17th to 64th qualify for the second flight stroke play competition which will also be played tomorrow and on Friday.England Golf Tournament Director Scott Allison said: “Everyone is very disappointed that the weather made it impossible to play the second qualifying round.“We are very grateful to the green staff for their fantastic work, which meant we could play the first round, but in the end the heavy rain beat us. The forecast for the next couple of days is much better and we look forward to good golf in kinder conditions.”First round matchplay draw, play starts at 8am tomorrow: Russell v Wheeldon; Warren v Shorrocks; Rawthore v Christine; Lowe v Jones; Foster v Deeley; Dye v Berry; Jobling v Houghton; Braddock v Greenfield.Click here for full scores and tournament information.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Flenory’s grandson picks Stanford

first_imgFollow the New Pittsburgh Courier on Twitter our Fan Page us on Facebook our mobile app at Brandon Simmons, Flenory’s grandson, is ranked as the number 12 safety in the country and is one of the top-200 prospects nationally. He is a defensive back at Timberview High School, which is in the Mansfield, Texas, School District. He is only a junior, but has received more than 40 scholarship offers from colleges across the country. Texas, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, LSU and Harvard are among the schools that have offered scholarships.Simmons, became Stanford University first commitment of the 2014 class and is the Cardinals first signee from Texas since the 2012 class.“A friend of mine from Texas Ty Mongomery plays for Stanford, so they were always high on my list,” said Simmons. “I wanted to major in Forensic or Business and Stanford has a great Business School.”Among numerous qualities about the university, Simmons said the campus and coaching staff put Stanford over the top.“I heard the campus was beautiful but it surpassed all my expectations,” Simmons said. “Coach (David) Shaw is really laid back and doesn’t lose his calm, but when I told him I was committing he jumped up and hollered.”For years Flenory’s proudest memories was his 81 point game in junior high. A performance that led to an appearance in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd.”“I’m more proud of my grandson than anything that I ever done,” said Flenory. “He is just as strong academically as he is athletically. For him to have scholarship offers from schools like Harvard and Stanford. I couldn’t be more proud.”Brandon’s father (Kashann Simmons) is a football coach and he virtually grew up with a football in his hand.Indeed, legend has it that when Brandon was only a few months old, his father placed a football in his crib, thereby setting him on the gridiron path.Brandon is a straight-A student but he is a lot more than Sir Isaac Newton in shoulder pads and helmet.Simmons plays like a combination of his two idols: big hitter Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and ball hawk Ed Reed from the Baltimore Ravens.As a sophomore he racked up 100 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 15 passes broken up. He had nearly 100 tackles as a junior.Simmons is truly a leader focused and determined to be the best he can be.“I wanted to commit early so that I can focus on my senior year,” said Simmons. “As a team we didn’t do very well last year. This year we return a lot of leaders. We have been working hard this spring and we are determined to have a successful season.”The U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl has become the “can’t miss” game for football fans across the country and Simmons has already been selected to play in next years’ game. He will be featured in the same defensive backfield as Gateway’s Montae Nicholson.Did Simmons ever consider playing at the University of Pittsburgh?“Pitt was on my wish list, but they didn’t show me any love,” said Simmons. “Pitt is a great school and has a tremendous medical program. I’m 110 percent committed to Stanford, but Pitt would have been very high on my list.”With Steelers safeties Polamalu and Ryan Clark getting long in the tooth, maybe in four years Pittsburgh can show Brandon Simmons “some love” on draft day. BRANDON SIMMONSBaron “B.B.” Flenory remains a legendary figure in high school basketball, in college basketball and to those in western Pennsylvania. Flenory was a Parade All-American as a senior at Valley High School. He was a star player at Duquesne University. He is in the WPIAL Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Basketball Hall of Fame and is now happy to pass the torch.last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL:10—To all the good people out there that I’ve met over the last couple of weeks who are loyal readers of “Overtime” (Not you every-now-and-then, only when your names are in the column, like “Buddy” in Monroeville readers, but you “True Blue” readers.) Thank you, and you’re all in “The Locker Room” now. It’s a first time ever for a mass Locker Room induction.:09—The legendary “Nite of the Champions” is beginning to take its historic form for the 38th Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet. You already know that Federal District Court Judge, and hometown native, Reggie Walton is the keynote speaker. And you also know that “The Zak Master”…AKA Greg Lloyd is coming home to be honored. But did you know that four-time Steelers Super Bowl Champion Larry Brown is going to be a special guest? Well if you didn’t know that you probably didn’t know that karate hall of fame legend Jacquet Bazemore is being honored, along with former NFL stars David Dinkins and Eugene Baker. Man, this is gonna be special and you’re not gonna want to miss it. Call the Champions, because tickets are going fast and there’s limited seating…wait…hold on a minute…this just in…we just found out the four captains for the Shadyside Academy Football team are all going to be honored. I told you it was gonna be special. Call for your tickets today, 412-628-4856. C’mon man, call the Champions! The 38th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh and Allegheny County MVP Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Wyndham Hotel in Oakland, formerly known as the Holiday Inn University Center, 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. awards reception. The attire is After Five, not formal and tickets are just $50. Proceeds benefit the Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party & Toy Giveaway.last_img read more

Stay healthy during Thurston County fair time!

first_imgChriste Smith is the owner of Rock Bottom Personal Training. Rock Bottom serves all of Thurston County and offers customized fitness services in homes, workplaces, local parks and other locations to cater to the client. Rock Bottom has many Professional Certified trainers to help you with all your health needs About Rock Bottom Personal Training: So stay active at your cook outs and Thurston county fairs, all the while eat clean/healthy! most of all have a great happy and healthy Thurston county  summer! Facebook2Tweet0Pin0By Christe Smith I don’t know about you but I love the summer time here in Thurston County. So many  summer cook outs with friends & family, plus all the fairs that Thurston county has to offer and not to mention all the AMAZING food! I know for myself this is one of the hardest times of the year to stay on a clean/healthy eating lifestyle. The other thing that I love about cook outs  and Thurston county fairs, are all the fun physical activities. For example, this past 4th of July, I had the pleasure to be invited to our friends, that live on Thurston counties Long Lake. Since they live on Long Lake, I got to paddle boat out to middle of the lake to watch the fireworks. Before that we danced to great music and we even jumped on the trampoline like kids! So with Thurston counties Lake Fair approaching think of how you can be active….like go into the bounce house with your kids or ride your bike to the fair. Just remember that children learn by our examples…so take advantage of all the physical activities that Thurston county Lake Fair has to offer! So while you are chatting & laughing away at all these Thurston county events this summer, remember the 80 /20 rule. The rule is that, 80% of the time you eat and drink super clean/healthy plus exercise (with your favorite  Rock Bottom trainer :)) so that when the fair or cook out rolls around, you can step out of the clean/healthy eat box a little…and I do mean a LITTLE!  Please remember that when you do step out of the box,  it can be very…very hard to step back in. What I like to do is always bring a side dish that I know is clean to the cook out.  That way I can always eat clean/healthy at the event and not feel like I am missing out or be as tempted to reach for one of those same old cookout menu items that everyone brings. I also bring my own protein ( turkey burger, chicken dog, fish) to grill, because we all know what is in that commercially processed hamburger and hot dog..YUCK!!!!  While preparing for that day or evening at the  fair,  pack clean/healthy snacks and stay way from all the fried foods. Better yet look for grilled items that the vendors offer.last_img read more

Santa Brings The World’s Skateboarders A Gift – NewWood

first_imgELMA – With help from an angel in New Jersey, Santa will be bringing skateboarders around the world improved skateboard ramps using a 100 percent recycled product – NewWood.This recent development will not only bring Christmas cheer to the skateboarders receiving quarter pipe and half pipe ramps from OC Ramps in Orange County, Calif., but also to NewWood Manufacturing, located at Satsop Business Park in Elma, Wash. NewWood, which has been operating for a year producing a utility board created from post consumer wood waste and discarded plastic bags, transformed an idled factory in an economically challenged area into a business that employs 40 people with hopes of hiring more.“We’re excited,” said Lincoln Ferris, NewWood Manufacturing’s vice president for strategic development. “I think this is one in what will be a long stream of applications we never anticipated. It demonstrates that our product’s properties work for lots of people.”Tyler Large, founder and owner of OC Ramps, said he was amazed at the flexibility, durability, weather-resistance and low cost of NewWood, all which helped make it a perfect material for skateboard ramps, which get a lot of abuse and are out in the weather.“Right now we are starting off using NewWood for the surface of the ramps, but our ultimate goal would be to use it on all exposed surfaces,” he said.Currently a purchaser needs to ask specifically to have the NewWood surface put on the ramp, Large explained. The ramps, which are sold in easy-to-assemble kits, are on display now through Christmas Eve at a Costco in Orange County, and are available online – with free shipping – at none of this would have happened if that angel in New Jersey with an extensive background in composites and recycled products hadn’t been surfing the internet one day and discovered NewWood.Stephan Lerman, owner and CEO of GreenTek, helped develop and bring Trex and EverGrain to the marketplace in the early ‘90s. He was so intrigued with NewWood Manufacturing’s unique technology that he flew across the country to tour the factory and then partnered with NewWood to represent, distribute and manufacture products made of NewWood.He made a cold call to OC Ramps and piqued owner Large’s interest enough to create a prototype ramp and conduct some tests of his own.“The reason we were interested in it,” Large said, “is that it is a green product, made of recycled wood and plastic, but also because of its longevity. It will outlast any type of material on the market. A pet peeve of skateboard ramp owners is the lack of longevity. The ramps are mostly too heavy to bring inside, so they’re out in the elements. With NewWood, the life of a ramp will be increased.“We’ve done our own tests here,” he explained. “I was initially concerned with how well it truly holds up in the weather. So, for the past four months I’ve had a small piece of NewWood soaking in a bucket of water in my office. It hasn’t expanded. It hasn’t contracted. It hasn’t warped and it hasn’t bubbled. It is the same exact piece of material that we put in there four months ago,” Large said.“If that were plywood it would have been warped or expanded or bubbled after a week,” he said.“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Lerman of the marriage of NewWood to skateboard ramps. “The material works perfectly. Even the look is neat. I think it’s going to be a success here in the United States and I think all over the world.”“We’ve been using another composite material on our ramps,” Large said.“It works well but is extremely expensive. Also, it’s very brittle and a nightmare to install and burns through our drill bits fast. With NewWood it installed incredibly easily, bent to the form of the ramps and didn’t go through my drill bits.”It’s those kinds of properties that NewWood’s Ferris says are getting attention in a variety of industries.NewWood will be demonstrating a variety of uses of its product at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at Seattle Convention Center in February. Benches, planters and retaining walls for planting beds will be among the items included in the display garden.“Also, we just sent NewWood out for racking tests that measure its strength, and it had a much stronger internal bond than some of the competing engineered wood products,” said Ferris. “So, it’s on it way to getting a span rating for use in home construction and low-rise apartment buildings. We can see it being used in places that have hurricanes and earthquakes.”Lerman also sees possibilities in the furniture industry, as fencing, as underlayment, and in the marine industry.Even Large, the skateboard ramp expert, can see NewWood being used in another industry – snowboard ramps.“I think we’ll keep finding applications for this product and it will start to snowball,” Lerman said.  “I think it’s going to be a huge success. It’s a great opportunity. It’s phenomenal. A panel product that is made of 100 percent recycled material with these attributes …This is a ground floor opportunity, the next Trex.”For more information about NewWood Manufacturing, go to Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Dec. 12, 2011 The Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. last_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0CITY OF OLYMPIA SNOW/ICE UPDATE – TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 8:30 A.M. Crews on 24-Hour Shifts: City of Olympia street crews are on 24-hour shifts.  Their primary focus is on lifeline roads and major hills.  Lifeline roads are the main routes that fire, police and transit use.  Olympia has five dump trucks, that have been outfitted with snow plows. Buildings with Flat Roofs: Owners/managers of buildings with flat roofs are reminded to remove snow and ice from drain scuppers (roof drains) so that thawing water can flow and relieve weight pressure. Other reminders: Information about what we use:Salt Brine Anti-Icing Agent. When snow is predicted, a salt brine anti-icing agent is applied to Olympia’s lifeline roads and hills before the snow begins to fall.  This helps to keep snow and ice from sticking to roadway surfaces for easier removal. The salt brine is a combination of whey, salt and molasses. Whey is used in place of water because it contains salt naturally, which requires less salt additive. Molasses is used to help adhere the solution to the road surface. The molasses causes some temporary staining, but it washes as the snow and ice melt. Expect Snow Berms: Due to the amount of snow being pushed by plows, residents should expect snow berms across driveways and neighborhood streets. Olympia Parks Classes Cancelled.  All Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation classes and activities are cancelled for Tuesday, January 17. Generator Warning.  Do not use outdoor heating or cooking appliances or generators in your home due to the potential build-up of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Avoid Hills: Due to heavy and wet snow, hills should be avoided. Please do not drive around road closed signs. Garbage Collection: City crews are attempting to reach regular Tuesday customers, however some areas may not be accessible.  Leave your cart at the curb if not collected. What you can do to help in case of snow and ice:As with any emergency, have on hand a minimum three-day supply of food and medication for you, your family, and any family pets.Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or shut-in neighbors.If physically possible for you, clean the storm drains near your home to keep the water from melting snow flowing.Keep a snow shovel and a container of sand in the trunk of your car and in your garage or home.Clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business.Only drive if it’s essential, or take the bus if you must go somewhere.Do not drive around road closed signs – the road is closed for your safety.Expect and be prepared for power outages.  Heavy snow could knock down trees and power lines. Awnings/Carports.  Business owners with commercial awnings or residents with porch or patio coverings or carports, please check snow and ice load, sagging and building separation. Remove accordingly, or block entry if needed. Sand/Salt Mixture. City crews also apply a sand/salt mixture, especially at intersections and on hills and inclines to help with traction.last_img read more