Month: August 2020


  • TS Dorian Heads Toward Caribbean

    first_imgTropical Storm Dorian is nearly two thousand miles to the southeast of south Florida with top winds of 50 mph.The storm is projected to continue to move toward the west-northwest.A Tropical Storm Watch is up for Barbados and the lower Leeward Islands Favorable water temperatures and low wind shear in its path will lead to steady strengthening.Dorian is expected to become a hurricane in the Northeast Caribbean by the middle of the week.Dorian is expected to undergo increasing wind shear later in the week due to land interaction over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola which will lead to a gradual weakening. The storm is forecast to weaken to Tropical Depression status as it emerges near the Turks/Caicos later in the week.It’s too early to tell what impacts if, any, we’ll feel from Dorian here in south Florida.last_img read more

  • NTSB Report: Plane that Crashed in Boynton Beach Likely Had Little Fuel

    first_imgA small plane that crashed in a Boynton Beach neighborhood last month, killing the pilot, probably left Lantana Airport with almost no fuel, according to a preliminary report.According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s initial report, which was posted Wednesday morning, the single-engine plane’s two fuel tanks, one on each wing, were both ruptured from the impact, but contained “no evidence of residual fuel.” In addition, the crash site had no smell of fuel and no browned grass.Moreover, the valve that switches between tanks “was devoid of fuel,” as was the engine-driven fuel pump.The March 6 crash of the two-seat Grumman American AA-5 killed 67-year-old John Pardillo, of Miami. His aircraft went into a backyard at Dos Lagos, a gated community near Congress Avenue and Miner Road.The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) interim report states the two-seater was in the air for only 20 minutes.The plane struck a 18-foot-tall palm tree, slicing it at about 5 feet up, before coming to a stop against a fence about 30 feet from the back wall of the home.FAA records show the plane’s registration had expired on Sept. 30 of last year. The report said Pardillo, the pilot, held a valid certificate and had accumulated 350 hours of flying, with about 249 hours of that in single-engine planes.last_img read more

  • Florida man charged after spitting on police, claiming he has coronavirus

    first_imgAn Orlando man who spat on police officers, and claimed he had the novel coronavirus was arrested Monday night.According to an arrest affidavit 25-year-old Christopher Abdad stole beer, drinks, and snacks from a 7-11, and threatened to shoot a store employee who confronted him.Police say as he was getting arrested for theft, he tried to kick the officer who was attempting to handcuff him. Abad then told officers he had coronavirus, and proceeded to cough and spit on other officers, according to the affidavit.Abad was arrested and charged with theft, assault, and battery on a law enforcement officer and assault on a law enforcement officer.Police haven’t confirmed whether Abad was tested for the coronavirus after his arrest. He is being held at the Orange County Jail on $3,600 bond.last_img read more

  • White House Coronavirus Task Force Members testify before Senate

    first_imgThe White House Coronavirus task force is testifying live before congress Tuesday. The nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, plans to warn Congress about the consequences of reopening too quickly from coronavirus lockdowns. Dr. Fauci is testifying before a Senate committee Tuesday remotely and is expected to warn that if the country is too quick to reopen, there will be “needless suffering and death.” Fauci will explain that if guidelines aren’t followed, there could be multiple new outbreaks of the respiratory illness. The White House has released a phased plan for states to follow, but many states are moving on with their own reopening plans.last_img

  • PBSO: Man Allegedly Struck Woman with Car, Threatened Her with Gun

    first_imgA Palm Beach County man is facing charges, after authorities say he ran over a woman with his vehicle and threatened her with a gun last Tuesday night.The suspect, 26-year-old Lake Charke Shores resident Naim Kahook, is now free on $50,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery.“There’s two sides to every story and we look forward to our day in court,” Rob Melchiorre, Kahook’s attorney, told The Palm Beach Post on Friday evening.The alleged assault took place at a home in West Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies discovered a 21-year-old woman lying in the fetal position on the parking lot asphalt.The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where she was treated for cracked ribs and punctured lungs, according to the arrest report.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeShe told deputies the attack happened after Kahook arrived to pick up a child who was in her care.According to the police report, Kahook placed the child in the rear passenger seat. The woman says she then reached in to hold the child’s hand, as Kahook got into the driver’s seat and drove away, striking her with the car.Kahook then allegedly then stopped and exited the car, and pointed a gun at the woman and an unidentified male. The man asked Kahook what he was doing, at which time Kahook returned to his car and drove away.However, Kahook told investigators that he was driving away when the woman ran up and tried to remove the child from the vehicle. He says that he stopped to check on the woman, but denies pointing a gun at her, and claims that he left when other people at the scene began to “pile up” on him.last_img read more

  • Kimsey revels at Rye to win Darwin Salver

    first_img England boy cap Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) carded final rounds of 66 and 67 to win the Darwin Salver, the South of England Youths Championship, at Rye, with a record score of 270, two under par. He finished four strokes ahead of fellow boy cap Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), runner-up for the second successive year, and five in front of Alfie Plant (Rochester & Cobham, Kent). With the Sussex course enjoying unseasonal benign conditions and the greens in magnificent condition, Curtis Griffiths (Wentworth, Surrey), yet another boy international, set the first day pace to lead on 136, one ahead of Kimsey (picture © Tom Ward)  and Orrin. But while the 18-year-old Lincolnshire lad stormed in front with his third round 66, Griffiths dropped away with 74 and the challenge was taken up by Orrin, Plant and Scott Campbell (Hallowes, Yorkshire). But Kimsey, winner of the McEvoy Trophy last year when he also finished fourth on the Titleist FootJoy EGU Boys Order of Merit, wasn’t to be denied and his closing 67 saw him out of reach of his pursuers despite 66s from Plant and Campbell, while Orrin matched Kimsey’s 67. Leading final scores: 270 N Kimsey (Woodhall Spa) 69 68 66 67 274 M Orrin (North Foreland) 65 72 70 67 275 A Plant (Rochester & Cobham) 70 69 70 66 277 S Campbell (Hallowes) 71 71 69 66 278 C Griffiths (Wentworth) 67 69 74 68, C Shinkwin (Moor Park) 71 70 67 70, C Young (Ashbourne) 69 69 68 72 15 Mar 2012 Kimsey revels at Rye to win Darwin Salver last_img read more

  • Sarah-Jane Boyd leads English championship by five

    first_img Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane Boyd has opened up a five shot lead with one round to play in the English women’s amateur championship at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire.The British stroke play champion (image © Leaderboard Photography) birdied the last hole to shoot level par 72 in this morning’s third round and is one-under for the tournament.Gabriella Cowley, who is playing alongside Sarah-Jane in the final pairing, was one shot off the pace after two rounds, but slipped back with a third round 76.English stroke play champion Alex Peters moved up in to third place after her third round 73, which also ended with a birdie four on the 18th.The sun shone throughout the morning round – in marked contrast to the first two days – and there were a host of sparkling scores, with four players returning one-under 71.Chelsea Masters of Sussex, who made the cut for the first time, propelled herself into fourth place, one ahead of England international Amber Ratcliffe, after both dipped below par.“I holed a lot more putts than I have done in the earlier rounds,” said Chelsea. “Now I’ve just got to do it again – and not get ahead of myself!”Amber started her round with two bogeys but she had a sizzling back nine of three birdies and six pars. “I holed a few good putts today which was handy,” she said. “All week they’ve been lipping out or shaving the hole.”New Gloucestershire champion Jo Hodge (The Kendleshire) also putted well for her 71 and said: “It’s the first time I’ve made the cut and moved up the leaderboard! I usually go the other way.” She’s currently sharing seventh place with four other players.Among them is Charlotte Thompson of Essex, who also had the measure of the greens with just 30 putts in her 71. “I haven’t had my A game and my short game has been saving me this week,” she remarked.Leading ScoresPar 72CSS 76 77 76215 Sarah Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 70 72220 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) 71 73 76221 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 71    77 73222 Chelsea Masters (Highwoods, Bexhill) 75 76 71223 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 75 77 71225 Samantha Meese (South Staffs) 75 76 74226 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 79 76 71, Joanne Hodge (The Kendleshire) 79 76 71, Charlotte Pilkington (Southport & Ainsdale) 75 76 75, Jerry Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham Park) 77 73 76, Emma Tayler (Saunton) 77 69 80 16 May 2013 Sarah-Jane Boyd leads English championship by five last_img read more

  • Norton’s 69 sets the championship pace

    first_img7 Jun 2017 Norton’s 69 sets the championship pace Yorkshire’s Richard Norton wasted no time in making an impact on his debut appearance in the English senior men’s championship – setting the first round pace at Saunton Golf Club, Devon, on two-under par. Norton is stepping on to the national stage for the first time, having turned 55 in March, and he promptly shot 69 on the West course. It gives him a three-shot lead over the rest of the field with 13 players grouped on one-over. “It’s my first senior championship and I’ve shot under par so I’m very happy with that,” said Norton, who is a member at Beverley and East Riding Golf Club, near Hull. His practice round, played in strong winds, wasn’t auspicious. “I lost four balls and thought ‘oh dear.’ But my first tee shot today felt smooth and it just went from there.” He was level par going out with a birdie and a bogey balancing each other – and then played the back nine in two-under, holing a long putt on the 10thand a 10-footer on the 15thfor his birdies. Norton was among the earlier starters, who enjoyed the breezy sunshine. But by mid-afternoon rain set in, adding an extra dimension to the challenge of Saunton’s two magnificent courses. The chasing pack includes Yorkshire’s Johnny Lawrence (Moor Allerton), pictured right, who had a hole-in-one on the 16th, following a chip-in eagle three on the third.  He took an eight-iron for his 172-yard shot to the 16thwhich provided him with his fifth ace. “I played nicely,” he said afterwards. “It was tough out there but the course was beautiful. It’s fantastic here with two unbelievable courses.” Among the other players sharing second place are the senior internationals Stephen East (Leeds Golf Centre), Alan Mew (Stoneham) and David Niven (Newbury & Crookham), who was runner-up last year. “I played steadily,” said Niven, who was on the West. “It’s a course which makes you really think.” They’re joined by Trevor Foster (Accrington & District), Mark Williams (Tidworth Garrison), Jon Wright (Wildernesse), Rupert Kellock (Sunningdale), George Wilson (Calcot Park), Richard Darlington (Royal Ashdown Forest), Nick Grimmitt (Glamorganshire), Doug Cameron (Moor Park) and Paul Wharton (John O’Gaunt)? Two of the most notable scores of the day were the 74 of England senior captain Roy Smethurst (Crewe) and the 75 of Ashley Brewer (Denham), who captained BB&O to victory in the 2015 Senior County Finals. Smethurst played to his age with his 74 and joked afterwards: “It’s going to be a bit easier in two weeks’ time because I’ll turn 75!” He’s been matching – or beating – his age since he was 65, capping a career which has seen him win four English senior titles – more than anyone else – and one British. Brewer, meanwhile, had a kidney removed at the end of January after a tumour was discovered and returned to golf only in April. He’s using a buggy to get round, admits to getting exhausted, but says: “I’m loving it.” His test results are looking good and he’s following the advice of his consultant who said: “Get on with your life, enjoy the summer and hole some putts.” Defending champion Richard Latham, who also won in 2013, was disappointed with his opening 79 on the East course, which put him among a group of 28 players on eight-over, including the host club’s Paul Vicary, who also played the East Click here for full scores Pictured top: Saunton Golf Club (images © Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more

  • Zaffuto Judo Classic at Oliver

    first_imgMENS JUNIORS (11-12 YRS)—Aubrey Smoot, ( White belt)  scores a take down against Dante’ Ashley, (Blue belt). As the rain and snow mix pelted the greater Pittsburgh area outdoors, the competition inside the Oliver High School gym heated up fiercely. The Zaffuto Classic Judo tournament Oct. 29 brought out the best in the South Hills Judo Club. Competitors in the men’s, mixed juniors and juniors class all competed for the top spots at the tournament. Nicola V. Zaffuto was honored for his sixteen years of devotion to the community and the sport of Judo. The special award was presented to Zaffuto by Masters Instructor and Event Coordinator Rick Brown. last_img

  • Pitt recruits’ Boyd and Howard lead Pennsylvania over Maryland 58-27 in Big 33

    first_imgPennsylvania’s Titus Howard makes an interception and avoids Maryland’s Shane Cockerille as he scores a touchdown during the first quarter of the Big 33 football game, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt) Pennsylvania’s Tyler Boyd takes the opening kick off back for a touchdown against Maryland during the first quarter of the Big 33 football game, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt) by Jim CarlsonHERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Tyler Boyd didn’t think he had anything to prove at Saturday night’s Big 33 Football Classic high school all-star game.But with an NFL Network audience watching, along with about 8,000 fans in the stands, Boyd showed off the all-around skills that made him a solid recruit for the University of Pittsburgh.The 6-foot-1 receiver from Clairton returned the opening kickoff 91 yards and had a hand in five touchdowns as Pennsylvania defeated Maryland 58-27.Boyd was named the game’s most valuable player after accumulating 310 total yards, including 144 on returns and 68 passing. Boyd also added 89 receiving yards and nine on the ground.“I am what I am, I’m going to Pitt and I didn’t have to prove myself” to anybody, Boyd said. “I just wanted to help my team.”Maryland recruit Shane Cockerille (Gilman HS) was 13-of-32 passing for 247 yards, throwing for two scores and rushing for one.The Pennsylvania all-stars scored the game’s first 21 points in just 1:56 on Boyd’s opening run; a 16-yard pass to Boyd from Mack Leftwich; and a 40-yard interception return by fellow Clairton graduate and Pitt recruit Titus Howard. Pitt had six recruits in the game.center_img “We wanted to start off fast and grab the lead so we had nothing to worry about,” Boyd said. “I came out there and did what I had to do and we won it.”Pennsylvania’s victory snapped a four-game losing streak in the Big 33 game, which also marked Maryland’s return to the all-star game for the first time since 1992. Maryland replaced Ohio as the Big 33 opponent.“We lost four straight and all we kept saying is that we had to bring this one home,” Boyd said.Boyd caught the opening kickoff at the 9, paused to let a would-be tackler fly past, and took off for the score. “All I saw was straight daylight and I just took full advantage of it,” he said.Pennsylvania, which had 21 Division I recruits on its roster as opposed to six for Maryland, was led by quarterbacks Mack Leftwich (NorthAllegheny/UTEP) and Damion Terry (Erie Prep/Michigan State). Terry rushed for 42 yards and threw for 83 while Leftwich was 9-of-12 passing for 107 yards.Also scoring for Pennsylvania were Brian Lemelle (Bishop McDevitt/Connecticut), who was on the other end of Boyd’s 68-yard touchdown pass; and Chris Jones (Coatesville/Coastal Carolina), who caught a TD pass from each of the Pennsylvania quarterbacks.last_img read more