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California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson

first_img View post tag: Tour View post tag: USS Carl Vinson View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson Representatives from California and Florida Congressional delegates experienced air operations while on a distinguished visitor (DV) embark aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Oct. 22.The representatives toured the ship and interacted with crewmembers while visiting the ship’s bridge, ‘vultures row’ (the highest vantage point on the ship’s tower from which to view flight operations over the carrier’s flight deck), and having lunch with constituent Sailors from their respective districts.The embark allowed Representatives Darrel Issa and Juan Vargas of California and John Mica of Florida to experience, if only for a few hours, life at sea on a deployed aircraft carrier. The visit also gave the delegates the opportunity to meet Carl Vinson Sailors, who were afforded the opportunity to meet their Congressional representatives at a luncheon in the ward room.The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the AOR supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed and theater security cooperation efforts.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic California and Florida Congressmen Tour USS Carl Vinson View post tag: Naval Share this article Authorities View post tag: americas October 27, 2014 View post tag: Congressmenlast_img read more

Fool’s Paradise Adds Lettuce’s Adam Smirnoff to Sailing Adventure With The Shady Horns

first_img*UPDATE* This event is SOLD-OUT!The inaugural Fool’s Paradise is almost two weeks away! It’s going down at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL on April 1st and 2nd, with genre-bending music from Lettuce, GRiZ, Goldfish, Vulfpeck, The Nth Power, and Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue (George Porter Jr. + Neal Casal + Ivan Neville + Eric Krasno + The Shady Horns) and a whole lot more!There’s lots to look forward to beyond just the music, as Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists. Included in the offerings is a very special sailing adventure with The Shady Horns, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, now complete with Lettuce guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff.Kick back, relax and soak up the sun for two hours of nautical adventure with these jokesters aboard the Schooner Freedom Charters. The sea-views of St. Augustine are unlike other Florida shores, as you will sail along the nation’s oldest and most historic city, adorned with 17th century landmarks, fortresses, and historic lighthouses. Bring a pair of binoculars to look for dolphins, turtles, and birds, or take the helm for an unforgettable sailing experience.The boat leaves the dock promptly at 12:15pm, so be there no later than noon on Saturday, April 2nd. You’ll either go out to sea or stay along the intracoastal, depending on the ocean’s conditions for the day. Beer and wine will be provided, though you can always bring more. Space is limited, so sign up now!Whether this is a vacation or a stay-cation, make the most out of your weekend in Florida. Don’t miss out on this epic opportunity! More information on Fool’s Paradise website.last_img read more

MSNBC’s Ari Melber Sends Chris Christie “Truckin’” With Grateful Dead Lyrics In TV Report [Watch]

first_imgAri Melber, host of MSNBC‘s The Beat news round-up show, sent governor Chris Christie packin’ last night to the the lyrics of the Grateful Dead‘s classic “Truckin’” last night. Democratic candidate Phil Murphy defeated New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in the state-wide gubernatorial election. Former US Attorney Christie’s tenure as governor has been marred by multiple scandals, and he has has seen his approval drop to among the lowest in the nation over the 8 years since he began his first term in 2010.Trump’s Crazy Campaign Made MSNBC’s Katy Tur Start Listening To Phish Again, According To Her New National Bestseller “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History”As Melber reported the results and moved into an overview of Christie’s rocky tenure in office, he couldn’t help but slip in several references to the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’”, noting that it had indeed been a “long strange trip” and even giving a shoutout to the late Jerry Garcia along the way. With the eyes of the world on America in this time of political turmoil, it’s nice to know that there is a voice on the cable news network willing to call it like he sees it.Below, watch the news segment in which Ari Melber says fare thee well to embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie after his Democratic replacement was officially elected last night (via MSNBC):You can read our interview Ari Melber’s fellow MSNBC Anchor/Jam Fan Katy Tur here.last_img read more

Fighting Irish Media student staffers promote Notre Dame athletics, build community

first_imgThe Fighting Irish Media (FIM) is a group of students and professional staffers that works to promote Notre Dame athletic programs and produce their media content. Notre Dame football is one of the most well-known college programs in the country. However, they have not gained and maintained this notoriety alone — a number of organizations on campus such as FIM have contributed to Notre Dame’s illustrious reputation.  “FIM does a bunch of athletic broadcasts and video editing,” freshman Matt Smith said. “We’ll do a bunch of different promos for every sport so they can always put stuff up on video boards and social media accounts. We’re trying to highlight athletics at Notre Dame.” Sophomore Maya Puterbaugh said FIM’s sports coverage is meant to energize the student section at every Notre Dame game. “Overall, our big things are doing coverage for sporting events,” Puterbaugh said. “We operate the cameras that go to the video board and live broadcasts. We also make the promotional videos that go up on the video board like all of the hype videos with the awesome music to get the student section riled up.”These are only a few of the many responsibilities that the FIM take on. For the football team, freshman Suneina Badoni said students are able to take up important production roles in areas such as “filming games, going to live events, making gifs for social media [and] making the hype videos for the video board.” Generally, the work that FIM does is geared towards getting people excited for Notre Dame sports, senior Mia Berry said in an email.“At FIM we’re consistently making sure that we’re creating a home-field advantage for every home game,” she said. “Home field advantage is just making sure that there’s a lot of energy in the stadium that ND players can feed off of and perform at a high level.” (Editor’s Note: Berry is a former Observer sports writer.)Freshman Eliza Smith said FIM strives to promote Notre Dame and the spirit of the Fighting Irish.“I definitely believe FIM works to better the brand of Notre Dame,” Smith said. “We don’t put players’ names on the backs of their jerseys because the brand is not the player … right now the brand is Notre Dame.”Supporting Notre Dame sports in this way contributes to school spirit in general, Matt Smith said.“We hope to promote athletics in general because it’s a great thing for school spirit and school pride,” he said.  “Something that Notre Dame is really good at is enhancing that.” The student workers at FIM get to explore the world of digital media in a very hands-on way, senior Natural Baptiste said in an email.“We have a lot of young adult and student workers who are in tuned with the times,” Baptiste said. “If someone has an idea, a lot of the time it gets green-lighted.” FIM is one of the few programs in the country that allows students to produce media, Berry said.“FIM has been complimented multiple times that our broadcasts look just as good if not better than other universities with professional staff,” she said. This open access provides students with a unique experience, Puterbaugh said. “ND is unique with how involved students can get,” she said. ”We have broadcasts where all the cameras are run by students, our replays are student-run, so much of the behind the scenes stuff they let us do. It’s real life experience and you don’t get that a lot of different places.”The FIM provides opportunities for these students to gain knowledge that not only impacts the Notre Dame community, but also their own lives. “Working with FIM made me realize that this was something I was doing with my free time, and I really enjoy it, and it made me realize that I wanted to go into the entertainment industry,” Puterbaugh said. “I actually ended up picking up FTT as a second major. It really helped me figure out that this is what I wanted to do as a career.” Though the student workers have experienced personal growth through FIM, Baptiste said they have also learned the value of hard work and community engagement.“It is a lot of work but at the end of the day, I know I was hired because I am capable of the job,” Baptiste said. “I can go back to my room after every game and know I did a good job.” Eliza Smith said she is dedicated to the work, a commonality all the student workers share.“I work really hard, I put in a bunch of hours, but that’s what everyone else does,” she said. “We all just have one goal which is the common goal, and the common goal is Notre Dame. I’m ok with not being recognized because if the players are meant to represent the brand of Notre Dame, why should I be any different? The point is that we made a good production and we did it together.” Though they’re dedicated to their work, the students find time for fun, Badoni said.“I don’t feel like work is an obligation,” she said. “It feels more like a privilege — I always have fun.”Eliza Smith said the friendships that have formed between the staffers make the challenges of work more manageable.“I really do believe that this is the most fun job I’m going to have in my life because you build relationships so easily,” she said. “Yeah, you’re under the wire and you have stressful moments, but then after it’s over and you just move on.”Tags: Fighting Irish Media, media content, Notre Dame Athletics, Notre Dame footballlast_img read more

Hot Shot! See the Stars Offering Up Power, Politics, Sex & Queen Victoria in Cloud Nine

first_img Related Shows Caryl Churchill’s imaginative 1979 play Cloud Nine is getting a lauded new production at off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company. Directed by James McDonald, the piece is cincerned with colonialism, racism, sexism—all those “isms” we do not hold near and dear to our hearts. Featuring an ensemble of fine actors—Sean Dugan, Chris Perfetti, Brooke Bloom, Clarke Thorell, Izzie Steele, John Sanders and Lucy Owen—Cloud Nine officially opened on October 5. Check out the company shot above, and check out the acclaimed drama, which plays through November 1. Cloud Nine View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 1, 2015last_img read more

Georgia Wineries.

first_imgGeorgia Winery & Vineyard List(As of March 2000)Blackstock Vineyards5452 Town Creek RoadDahlonega, Georgia [email protected]d Harris, PresidentTrish Harris, CFOChateau Elan Winery100 Tour de FranceBraselton, Georgia 30517770-932-0900770-271-6915 ([email protected])Anne Marie Rosenberg, Director of Winery Operations ([email protected])Dan Baldwin, WinemakerKenneth Ledford, EnologistJoe Halstead, Cellar Master ([email protected])Chestnut Mountain WineryP.O. Box 99Braselton, Georgia 30517770-867-6914 Main/FaxJason Wagner, General ManagerCrane Creek VineyardsP.O. Box 95Young Harris, Georgia 30582706-379-1236706-781-6566 [email protected] Seifarth, PresidentDeAnne Seifarth, CFO/Director of MarketingFox Vineyards & Winery225 Hwy 11 S.Social Circle, Georgia 30025770-787-5402 Main/[email protected] Fuchs, PresidentKen Fuchs, General ManagerFrogtown Cellars3300 Damascus Church RoadDahlonega, Georgia 30533706-865-0687706-865-0688 / 770-303-1135 [email protected] Craig Kritzer, PresidentRichard Hester, Vineyard ManagerGeorgia Wines447 High Point DriveChickamauga, Georgia 30707706-937-2177706-931-2851 FAXPatty Prouty, General Manager/WinemakerHabersham Vineyards & Winery7025 S. Main Street/P.O. Box 808Helen, Georgia 30545706-878-9463 / 770-983-1973706-878-8466 Tom Slick, PresidentSteve Gibson, General ManagerAndrew Beaty, WinemakerRussell Jones, OperationsTerry Haney, Vineyard ManagerPuckett Family Vineyards4346 Hudson River Church RoadDanielsville, Georgia 30633706-789-2297 / 770-998-5208770-649-1900 [email protected] Puckett, General PartnerJanet Puckett, PartnerSplit Rail Vineyard745 West AvenueCartersville, Georgia 30120770-382-3830770-382-8966 [email protected] Dellinger, ProprietorThree Sisters VineyardsP.O. Box 849Dahlonega, Georgia 30533706-865-0359706-865-1531 FAXwww.threesistersvineyards.comDoug Paul, President ([email protected])Sharon Paul, CFO/General Manager ([email protected])Ken VanDusen, Vineyard Manager ([email protected])Tiger Mountain Vineyards2606 Old Hwy 441Tiger, Georgia 30576706-782-9256-ezzard / [email protected] Ezzard, CEOWilliam Stack, Secretary, 1077 Bethel Road, Tiger, Georgia 30576 ([email protected])Wolf Mountain Vineyards2010 Shallowford Park ManorRoswell, Georgia [email protected] Karl Boegner President/Managing Directorlast_img read more

CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – February 14, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:Sizing up fintech partners: 4 areas to considerby LAURA COSTELLO, SAYLENTWith the rapid changes in technology, financial institutions need to continually grow and evolve to keep up with the times. But trying to do it all yourself can be a stretch for your budget, resources and timeline. (read more)7 share-worthy facts about credit unionsby NAFCUWe know credit unions are the best option for consumers. So do you. The important thing, though, is to tell the story over and over again. (read more)Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the Worldby ADAM GRANTThe #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B. (read more)Plus special shoutout: Thanks CUES for a great Symposium!last_img read more

House urges COVID-19 rapid response team to work faster

first_imgUnlike swab tests that require throat and nasal samples, rapid tests only check blood serum; allowing the test to be done at all health laboratories. Once the rapid tests are available, anyone in the country can undergo the test regardless of whether they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician also called on the government to provide free masks and hand sanitizer, prepare sterilization booths in public places and provide more information on areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases and available health services.Apart from handling the pandemic, the government should immediately set an affirmative policy to mitigate its impact on the economy, especially the poor, Puan went on to say.NasDem Party lawmaker Willy Aditya suggested the government take extraordinary steps and raise public awareness on the pandemic, as many people were still unaware its dangers.”That’s why there are still many people holding events, including religious gatherings, despite government advice,” the member of House Commission I overseeing defense said.He referred to an ordination Mass for the new bishop of Ruteng in Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara, which was held and attended by hundreds of people on Thursday despite authorities’ requests to cancel it.Willy demanded the government work with community and religious leaders to raise awareness among the public.”Mobilize the government network and build cooperation. Raise public awareness that this is not about being brave or afraid of the virus, but about loving others, especially the elderly and other vulnerable groups.”Herman Hery, chairman of House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, demanded the National Police to evaluate all permits for mass gatherings. “I appreciate Doni Monardo [rapid-response team leader] who has been proactive in overseeing public activities that have the potential to become a place for the virus transmission. […] The police should further communicate with the people in suspending events involving large crowds,“ the PDI-P politician said. As of Thursday, the government has confirmed 309 COVID-19 positive cases. At least 25 have died from the disease, while 15 have recovered.”The government must provide a massive number of test kits and deploy medical workers to public health service points,” said Puan, who once served as coordinating human development and culture minister.Reports had surfaced about suspected COVID-19 patients having to wait for a long time to get tested for the disease, as referral hospitals faced increasing strains. Only 12 laboratories are permitted to administer tests, as stipulated in a recently issued health ministerial decree.Health authorities are mulling a plan to provide rapid COVID-19 tests across the country. However, it is still unclear on when the rapid test kits will be available. Topics :center_img The House of Representatives has called on the government’s COVID-19 rapid response team to work faster, saying that the team’s effort to accelerate the pandemic handling was not yet apparent.House Speaker Puan Maharani said on Thursday that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration should take further and faster steps as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to grow.last_img read more

Luxembourg association warns of ‘nightmare’ individual FTT proposals

first_imgSupporters include France, Austria and Italy, but not the ALFI’s native Luxembourg.Thommes told journalists in London: “In principle, we continue to be firmly opposed to the introduction of an FTT. We’ve said this on many occasions.“Our government, like many others, continues to be firmly opposed to this, so we’ll see how the discussions turn out at the ECOFIN.”He cited a new proposal backed by the Austrian and French governments to broaden the tax base, but was uncertain whether the involved member states would be able to meet the initial date of 2016 for its introduction.The letter by Austrian and French government ministers reportedly called for an FTT with “the widest possible base and low rates”.“There are still a lot of issues to be resolved and discussed, notably how do you collect the taxes,” Thommes said.He said he was “fully convinced” the FTT would end up being an additional tax on investors, leaving those affected at a competitive disadvantage compared with those based outside the FTT zone.“It would be an easy stance for us to [take] that we are out of this, and we can benefit from this,” he said.“But we, on principle, say the tax, as it stands, is fundamentally bad, as it hurts the underlying investors.”The UK government has challenged the use of enhanced cooperation to introduce the FTT but lost the case brought before the European Court of Justice.For more on the FTT, see’s past coverage of the levy The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) has cautioned against the “nightmare” stemming from numerous different financial transaction taxes (FTTs) if negotiations among EU member states were to break down.Camille Thommes, director general at the industry association, said it remained opposed to the introduction of an FTT, which is currently backed by 11 member states seeking to draw up a joint proposal for the tax.Asked about the risk of the enhanced cooperation procedure breaking down and individual member states introducing their own tax, he said it would be “a nightmare if we had to deal with [numerous] different collection mechanisms”.Negotiations between backers at the fringes of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) of finance ministers stalled last year over disagreements on how wide the levy’s base would be and how it should be collected.last_img read more

Tidal kite investors & developers to speak in Stockholm

first_imgMinesto’s tidal kite (Image: Minesto) The representatives from the European investor InnoEnergy and Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto will be featured as speakers at the renewable energy capital markets day in Stockholm.Having invested more than €170 million in innovation projects in the energy sector, InnoEnergy represents a European powerhouse in supporting and bringing new ideas and products to the market, with the end goal to achieve a sustainable energy future for Europe and the world.To date, InnoEnergy has invested €4.5 million in Minesto, the Swedish developer said. Minesto’s CEO Martin Edlund will be joined by Javier Sanz as speaker at a renewable energy capital markets day – set up in Stockholm on February 7, 2018.Javier Sanz, the keynote speaker of the event, leads InnoEnergy’s strategy in Renewable Energies. With more than 25 years of professional experience, he has extensive experience developing new products and bringing them to the market in the energy and aerospace sectors.Martin Edlund, CEO of Minesto, said: “InnoEnergy is a major investor in Minesto and has played a crucial role to the company so far. InnoEnergy and Javier have a deep knowledge of the industry and we look forward to his participation in Stockholm.”InnoEnergy has 26 shareholders including industry players, universities and research institutes from all over Europe and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).last_img read more

Police express optimism in bringing further charges in alleged robbery/murder incident

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Police Public Relations Officer, Claude Weekes.The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force, through its Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes has expressed optimism in bringing further charges in the alleged robbery against American citizens at Pagua Bay House in Marigot last week to justice.Rick and Alicia Davison, two American citizens who were injured during a robbery incident at their business enterprise Pagua Bay House while their friend Joseph Costello was murdered, are reportedly out of state seeking medical attention.Inspector Claude Weekes reported to the media yesterday that we can only wish the Davison’s well in their efforts to recuperate from this unfortunate incident.“I am being advised that they have since left the jurisdiction for advanced medical treatment overseas, I think the United States of America and I am sure that we can only continue to wish them well as a people, as Dominicans,” he said.According to Weekes it is very essential that the Police force investigates this matter thoroughly and effectively while at the same time bearing in mind that the accused have rights also.“The next limb of this case is to ensure that we investigate properly, we compile the case file management, is very, very crucial it is important that we do that effectively and professionally and at the same time to make it air tight and impenetrable, bearing in mind that they have a right to an attorney.”Inspector Weekes also sought to reassure the general public that the Dominica Police Force which is the primary law enforcement agency on island will continue to ensure that Dominica remains a peaceful country.“We will not allow a few who are in minority, a few people who are bent or who have the propensity to committing mischief or to committing crimes to seek to derail our tranquility and our peace in the Commonwealth of Dominica. We will not allow them, we will not sit idly by as the primary law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Dominica and allow people to just break the law as they want, to commit dastardly crimes, we just will not allow it. We will continue to employ zero tolerance on these forms or all forms of criminality for that matter,” he said. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police express optimism in bringing further charges in alleged robbery/murder incident by: – August 11, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Henry W. Bicknell, 94

first_imgHenry W. “Hank” Bicknell, 94, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Henry was born on January 19, 1922 in Easton, Washington to Henry Mortimer and Sylvia Vanisha (Matthews) Bicknell. He weighed a mere two pounds and was thought not to survive but Grandma Martha House nurtured him to health. Henry had one older sister, Nadine Bicknell Ackerman, whom he adored. He also had a younger half-brother, Donald Soderstrum.Henry went to school in Portland, Oregon at Benson Poly Tech School where he studied gas engines. His schooling was interrupted by the beginning of WWII. At this point he went to work in the San Diego shipyards building ships until he was drafted in December 1942. Upon entering the Army, Henry was told to choose a middle name and he chose Wayne after a newcomer to the movie business named John Wayne. He figured he need a strong name to make it through the war. Henry was sent to Camp Cooke in California, then to Camp Campbell in Tennessee then to Watertown, New York for his departure. He served proudly in the 5th Armored Division that shipped to Europe where he drove an ammunition truck for the tanks. His division was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the Liberation of Luxemburg in Belgium. He spent 3 years with the 5th Armored Division throughout the Atlantic Theater and this Division was known as Patton’s Ghost for bravery and swiftness in battle and named the Victory Division. Henry returned to Belgium many times to visit friends he made there during the war.Henry married Dorothy Louise Wolter on January 25, 1969 in Pico Rivero, California. Dot and Henry had many wonderful years together and enjoyed car shows, camping, and traveling. They helped start the Mets Car Club in California and the car club in Greensburg with friends Ben Webb and Willard Jackson. After retiring from many years as a truck driver in Los Angeles, Henry and Dot moved to Greensburg in 1938 to be close to Dorothy’s family. Dorothy started “Dot’s Toys for Tots” at the Decatur County Hospital before her death on May 2, 1999.Henry was a member of the First Church of God, American Legion, VFW, Tree City Car Club, Mets Club, Teamsters Union, and a supporter of Dot’s Toys for Tots.Henry is survived by his son, James Wayne Parker, Arizona; stepdaughter, Ellen (Glen) Tennison, Utah; Stepsons, David (Linda) Bales, Arizona, Roger (Sue) Bales, Michigan, Joe Bales, Arizona; adopted daughter, Virgia (Daniel) Dugle, Greensburg; sister-in-law, Rose Wolter; nephews, Rick (Sandy) Ackerman, Washington, Gary (Ozzy) Ackerman, Washington; niece Carol Wright, Wyoming; 3 generations of grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, sister, and brother.Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Perry Cook officiating.Interment with full military rites will be held in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.Interment will be held in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion Color Guard Post 129.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Colts player killed by suspected illegal immigrant

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — As fans of the Indianapolis Colts deal with the loss of one their players, Indiana State Police now allege Jackson was killed by a suspected illegal immigrant.Investigators say Edwin Jackson, 26, of the Colts, and Jeffery Monroe, 54, the driver of a rideshare vehicle, were killed when a vehicle driven by Manuel Orrego-Savala struck and killed them along I-70 eastbound in MarionManuel Orrego-SavalaCounty.Immigration records show Orrego-Savala is a resident of Guatemala by birth and has been deported twice in the last ten years. Records indicate he was deported in 2007 and again in 2009. Federal officials have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala and continue their investigation.last_img read more

West Florida Earns Top Seed in GSC Tournament

first_img Share Oct. 27, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Led by Dernelle Mascall with three goals and Brandi Adams with three assists, No. 13 West Florida (13-2-0, 8-0-0 GSC) finished their 2007 Gulf South Conference schedule with an unblemished record as they took out their final conference opponent of the season Montevallo (11-7-0, 6-2-0 GSC) 3-0 Friday night at the UWF Sports Complex. It was Mascall’s third hat trick and 11th goal in the Argonauts last four matches, as she became West Florida’s single season record holder for goals with 21.Mascall struck first 11 minutes into the match when she headed the ball past the Falcons goal keeper coming off a corner kick taken by Brandi Adams. The goal tied Mascall with Brianna Oeser for West Florida’s single season record in goals at 19.Mascall’s record breaking goal came nine minutes later when Adams received a throw in and flicked the ball to the sophomore striker. Mascall broke past the Falcons defense and beat the keeper, giving West Florida a 2-0 lead going into the break.The Lady Falcons would hang tough during the second half and holding the Argonauts five shot in the half. However, Mascall would make the most of her opportunities as she completed the hat trick in the 88th minute, when Adams sent in a cross for the Trinidad native to finish.Once again the Argonauts defense stood strong as they kept Montevallo to four shots in each half and only two of those were on goal. West Florida held their GSC foes to only one goal this season.Courtney Jones collected two saves en route to her 12th shutout of the season and 23 of her career. Jones has not been scored on in 699 minutes and currently has a 0.40 goals-against-average, which if kept up will become a school record.It is the 12th straight victory for West Florida as they clinched the top seed for next week’s GSC tournament held at Brosnaham Park. West Florida will face Harding University in the first round of the conference championships. In their other match up this season the Argonauts edged the Bisons 1-0.The Argonauts will play one more home match Sunday afternoon at the UWF Sports complex against Thomas University. During halftime of each match West Florida athletic will honor the two seniors Adams and Marie Hastings. “Live Stats” will be available during the match. Print Friendly Version West Florida Earns Top Seed in GSC Tournamentlast_img read more

Hoddle: Spurs need special player

first_img Press Association Tottenham sit 10th in the Barclays Premier League after an inconsistent start to the season which has seen Mauricio Pochettino’s side win as many games as they have lost in their first 15 matches. Hoddle, who made 377 appearances for Spurs during a 12-year stay at White Hart Lane before managing the club between 2001-03, feels a few new players could lead to a decent run of form which could see them break into the top four. “He may want to bring in some fresh people. Whether Daniel (Levy, the chairman) is going to be up for that remains to be seen,” Hoddle told Press Association Sport. “It is very difficult nowadays. There is a lack of world class strikers and midfield players which control the game, express themselves and that is what I think they miss. They have some good players but they don’t have a special player.” And Hoddle also feels Pochettino has not been able with his current squad to play the type of pressing football which brought him so much success at Southampton. “There’s a lot of talent there and the manager will try and get best out of the talent there,” Hoddle said. “He’s tinkered with it (their style of play), I saw them at home to Everton they were very positive, at Southampton he wanted a tempo and he got it. “The personnel at Tottenham are different – they won’t press as hard. It is something they have worked on at Spurs and something they will try and improve on. “They have got to put a really good run together (to break into the top four). If you win two or three games in this league it can turn around. The strikers have to start scoring goals, I think then the team can feed off that.” Roberto Soldado is one of the forwards Tottenham need to start firing, with the former Valencia striker, who cost Spurs £28million at the start of last season, netting just once in the league this season. “It hasn’t happened (for Soldado) yet,” Hoddle, who is coaching at QPR and working with, said. “He could move somewhere else and embarrass Tottenham and do well. “He needs confidence. A few more goals and you will see the best of him.” center_img Glenn Hoddle feels Tottenham lack a special player and that they will struggle to make the top four unless the north London club can get one of their strikers firing.last_img read more

One dead in bizarre Florida porta-potty fire

first_imgOne person is dead following a porta-potty fire in St. Augustine, Saturday morning.according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, human remains were found at the scene of a fire after rescue officials extinguished it.Shortly after, the fire marshal responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the fire.It is unclear at this time if a crime was committed before the fire or if an accelerant was used.The medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy Monday to identify the person and determine the cause of death.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more