The latest 5am update from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian moving westward at 1 mph.It remains a cat 5 storm with winds of 165 mph sustained.The northward turn is still expected to take place between 5-11 tonight.https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
The latest 5am update from the National Hurricane Center has Dorian moving westward at 1 mph.It remains a cat 5 storm with winds of 165 mph sustained.The northward turn is still expected to take place between 5-11 tonight.https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Two brothers are now facing felony charges after officials say one of them brought a loaded gun onto a school campus.The incident was first reported on October 1st at Miami Palmetto Senior High School.Authorities say they were notified by the school after another student told officials that one of the brothers, Joshua Mizelle, brought a gun to school.When authorities questioned Joshua, the teen told them that he did not have a weapon on him and allowed officers to search his vehicle in the student parking lot.During the search, officials reported that they found not only a loaded handgun, but brass knuckles and two knives inside of the vehicle.At that point, Joshua was taken into custody.Authorities, however, returned to the school to take his brother Jonathan, into custody after they were informed that the brothers arrived to the school in the same vehicle.It was later determined that Jonathan was the brother responsible for bringing the weapons onto school property.During a court hearing on Friday, an attorney for Joshua told the judge that Joshua has never been in trouble with the law before this and the charges may affect his athletic career and scholarship:“What I just want to let the court know, not only has he never been in trouble before, he’s a star athlete. He has a scholarship, which unfortunately, is in jeopardy because of this thing. His whole career and his scholarship is in jeopardy.”Despite the words of the attorney, the judge reportedly stated that all actions have consequences even if Joshua is an athlete:“Those are consequences,” said Judge Orlando Prescott. “There’s always long-term consequences, good, bad and indifferent and because he’s an athlete [it] doesn’t bear anything with me.”Joshua is scheduled to be released on house arrest while Jonathan will be held in detention.Their next trial is scheduled for December 13th.
With it’s parks closed and no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight, Disney has announced that it plans to furlough some of it’s workers.Walt Disney Co. made the announcement Thursday stating that it will begin the process with the first wave on April 19th.Worker’s who’s jobs are considered nonessential at this time, will be furloughed, however Disney says that the workers will still remain employees of the parks.Since the parks have been closed, the entertainment company has continued to pay it’s workers and their health benefits.In the statement Thursday, Disney says that furloughed workers will continue to receive healthcare benefits and the cost of company and employee premiums. They also stated that those enrolled in it’s program that pays college tuition can continue to take classes.Finally, Disney says employees are also able to apply for vacation time to start their time as a furloughed worker if they choose to.It is unclear how many employees will be furloughed, however, Disney employs over75,000 workers at Disney World and over 31,000 at Disneyland.
Florida’s Department of Health tried to keep a tally of coronavirus deaths that is tracked by Florida’s 22 medical examiners from being released to the public, according to The Tampa Bay Times.The article states the list from the medical examiners had previously been released in real time. However, when the newspaper reported that the tally was 10 percent higher than the health department’s count, state officials directed that the list be reviewed and possibly redacted. The pause in reporting has been occurring for 10 days, according to the newspaper.In addition, the report comes as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Phase One of his reopening plan for the state, with the exception of Southeast Florida.“For Florida, going from where we are now to phase 1 is not a very big leap,” DeSantis said while announcing the plan on Wednesday. “I think we will be able to be a small step for us. We will approach it in a very measured, thoughtful, and data-driven way.” Phase One begins on May 4.Meanwhile, Florida currently has more than 33,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,200 deaths from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Names of the deceased are not included on the list, although there is demographic information, probable cause of death, and a case summary.Dr. Stephen Nelson, who serves as chairman of the state Medical Examiners Commission, the group that released the list, says that state officials told him they plan to remove cause of death and case descriptions from death counts. He believes such a move would make the information “meaningless.” “This is no different than any other public record we deal with,” Nelson said to The Times. “It’s paid for by taxpayer dollars and the taxpayers have a right to know.”A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health told The Times that the agency held conference calls with the state’s Department of Law Enforcement, which provides administrative support to the Medical Examiners Commission, about privacy concerns for those who have died from COVID-19.The spokesperson explains that the health department did not provide a legal opinion.On the other hand, The Times adds that an employee for one of the state health department’s county offices claims the difference in figures between the two lists is a result of the department excluding from its list “some snowbirds and other seasonal residents, along with visitors who died in Florida.” The newspaper reports that the medical examiner counts all people who died in the state.The difference in figures has been a concern for Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation, which recently sent a collective letter to DeSantis, asking for a “detailed explanation of the public health justification” for the difference in the tracking methods.They also asked the governor to work with the health department and the medical examiners around the state to ensure that coronavirus cases are identified and reported accurately.
Gov. Ron DeSantis selected Tony in January of last year to replace former Sheriff Scott Israel, whom he suspended for what DeSantis considered the Sheriff’s Office’s failures in mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017.At the time of his appointment to sheriff, Tony, who had been a Coral Springs police sergeant, was operating a consulting business that offers training on active shooter situation.Last November, Tony launched his election campaign against Scott Israel.Meanwhile, Tony has faced criticism in recent weeks by members of the Sheriff’s Office, including deputies’ union president Jeff Bell.Bell has accused Tony of failing to provide deputies with sufficient protective equipment in order to fight COVID-19.Several days later, the sheriff suspended Bell, alleging that he made false statements.On April 20, the deputies union voted that it has no confidence in Tony as their sheriff. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony was involved in a fatal shooting in Philadelphia when he was 14 years old, according to the online news website Florida Bulldog.The report states the incident, which occurred on May 3, 1993, resulted in Tony initially being charged as an adult. Tony was found not guilty when the homicide trial was moved to juvenile court. The judge then sealed the court file.Florida Bulldog writes that Tony responded, as part of an email, that “I shot an armed man in self-defense” and that it “was the most difficult and painful experience of my life.”However, people who are close to the victim dispute Tony’s account of the event.To read the full report, go to floridabulldog.org.
Eight talented youngsters have been crowned 2013 champions of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf. They won their titles on Saturday, 28th September, at The National Golf Centre, Woodhalll Spa, where the facilities are among the best in Europe. The event was contested by 32 young golfers, who were among 1400 youngsters who started out in the competition. The finalists had all taken part in two official challenge events at their golf clubs earlier in the year and then won through one of four regional finals. They showed off some fantastic putting, chipping, bunker, pitching and long game skills, with some great scores achieved on the challenging set-up on the famous short game academy. The 2013 champions (image © John Thomson) are: Rookie 8 years and under Boys’ winner – Jack Dart of Churston Golf Club, Devon Girls’ Winner – Chloe Brown of Faversham Golf Club, Kent Rookie 9 to 11 years Boys’ winner – Drew Mackinnon of Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Girls’ winner – Bethany Fletcher of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 12 to 14 years Boys’ winner – Scott Parker of Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Girls’ winner – Chloe Rose of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Tour 15 to 17 years Boys’ winner – Charley Mycock of Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Girls’ winner – Megan Cullen of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire The National Skills Challenge, which aims to make practice fun for young golfers, is one of a host of England Golf initiatives which support junior golf. It is now in its eighth year and continues to progress with 850 clubs registered and over 7000 juniors involved nationwide. England Golf are delighted that FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has continued to support the National Skills Challenge in 2013 and kindly donated products and prizes to the qualifiers and winners. Russell Lawes, FootJoy’s European Marketing Manager, said: “Grass roots golf is immensely important in making golf more accessible to individuals and we are committed to supporting the stars of tomorrow. “This is a fantastic initiative that provides a fun and easy way for junior golfers to improve all aspects of their game in an extremely well organised, enjoyable and relaxed environment. “2013 has been another extremely successful year and we at FootJoy would like to congratulate not only just the winners but all junior golfers who participated in this fantastic event. We are proud to assist such a great programme”. Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager, said: “Every year we are amazed and impressed by the golfing talent shown by our finalists. “The Skills Challenge is a great way for clubs to inspire young golfers to improve and we’d like to see even more clubs represented, giving their juniors an opportunity to take part and potentially qualify for the regional and national finals.” For more information on the National Skills Challenge visit www.getintogolf.org/skills The following players qualified for the 2013 National Final: Rookie 8 years and under Will Bradfield – Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Norfolk Jack Dart – Churston Golf Club, Devon Chanon James – Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire Thomas Rogerson – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Chloe Brown – Faversham Golf Club, Kent Carys Morris – Portmore Golf Club, Devon Holly Waterfield – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Ayane Butterworth – Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club, Yorkshire Rookie 9 to 11 years George Fricker – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Drew Mackinnon – Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Archie Davies – Spalding Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Robert Hillier – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Shannon Parfitt – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Kati Powell – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Bethany Fletcher – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 12 to 14 years William Smith – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Scott Parker – Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Luke Turbutt – Robin Hood Golf Club (Solihull), Warwickshire James Swash – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Chloe Rose – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Jessica Francis – Churston Golf Club, Devon Charlotte Voysey – Wharton Park Golf Club, Worcestershire Lauren Green – West Lancashire Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 15 to 17 years Chay Robinson – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Connor Aitken – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Charley Mycock – Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Matthew Bargh – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Khadejar Khan – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Rebekah Nicholls – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Megan Cullen – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire 30 Sep 2013 Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final
8 May 2014 England sending experienced squad to face the French England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. England Golf is sending an experienced team, all of whom have already been capped, for the biennial international against France at Fontainebleau over the weekend of 17th and 18th May. The nine-man squad is: Harry Casey (Enfield, Middlesex), Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park, Shropshire & Herefordshire), Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire), Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Jimmy Mullen (Royal North Devon), Michael Saunders (Dartford, Kent), Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire), and Toby Tree (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex). All of the squad have titles under their belts at home and abroad and will be eager to reverse the result the last time this match was held on French soil when England lost 13-11 at Chantilly in 2010. Casey, 20, a former boy cap, made his full England debut against Spain at El Prat last year and was also a member of England’s victorious team in the Home Internationals last August at Ganton. In 2013, he won the Selborne Salver and lost a playoff for the Poncat Dutch Junior Open and finished third in the Portuguese Amateur. Chesters, 24, is the reigning European Amateur champion following his victory at El Prat last August. He made his full England debut against the French at Rochester & Cobham in 2012 and was a member of the European team that beat Asia/Pacific in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India earlier this year. Recently he finished runner-up in the Selborne Salver. Evans, 27, was also a member of England’s winning team at Ganton last year on his debut. Over the winter he won two titles in Australia, the Lake Macquarie International and the Avondale Medal and was the leading qualifier in the Australian Amateur. Last year he won the Berkshire Trophy and the Biarritz Cup in France while he was part of the victorious team in the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy in India. Howard, 23, was another to earn his first full cap in last year’s Home Internationals and earlier this year won the South American Amateur in Colombia. A member of last year’s victorious Lancashire team in the English County Championship, winning five of his six games, he recently finished runner-up in the Hampshire Salver, tied fourth in the Hampshire Hog and equal seventh in the Lytham Trophy. Marsh, 19, a former boy cap, made his full debut in last year’s Home Internationals having won back-to-back events as an amateur on the Gecko Pro Tour in Spain in 2012. Marsh reached the quarter finals of the Amateur Championship last year and finished runner-up in the North of England Youths Championship and the Welsh Open Youths. Earlier this year he was runner-up in the Portuguese Amateur Championship after a playoff. Mullen, 20, was another to make his full England debut in the Home Internationals at Ganton last year and went on to win five of his six games for Devon in the County Finals at Minchinhampton. He finished third to Howard in the South American Amateur and recently won the Duncan Putter in Wales and finished second in the West of England Stroke Play over his home course at Royal North Devon. Saunders, 23, also made his full England debut in last year’s Home Internationals having finished runner-up in the Chiberta Grand Prix in France. Winner of the Lagonda Trophy in 2012, he finished tied sixth in the Biarritz Cup and seventh in the Brabazon Trophy and the South of England Amateur last year. Smith, 21, represented England for the first time in the 2012 Home Internationals at Glasgow Gailes. That year he reached the semi-finals of the English Amateur and was a member of Wiltshire’s winning team in the County Championship. Last year he was a quarter finalist in the Spanish Amateur, won the Brabazon Trophy at Formby and was a member of the GB&I Walker Cup team. This year he has won the Selborne and Hampshire Salvers. Tree, 19, a former under 16 and boy international, made his full England debut against France in 2012. He won the England under 14 Championship in 2008 and the under 16 title two years later followed by the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in 2011. Tree represented GB&I against the Continent of Europe in the 2012 Jacques Leglise Trophy and last year helped England win the European Nations Championship and the European Men’s Team Championship. He also has several victories to his name in South Africa and recently finished seventh in the Lytham Trophy. The England v France contests date back to 1934. There have been 32 matches of which England has won 27 and France five. However, four of the French victories have come in the last nine encounters. The match consists of four foursomes and eight singles on each day. Image caption: Nick Marsh (left) and Harry Casey (right). Image copyright Leaderboard Photography.
22 Jul 2014 Three new caps join senior women’s team Three new caps will make their debut for England at the European senior ladies’ team championship at Golfclub Gut Altentann in Austria from 2-6 September. They are Julie Brown, (image © Leaderboard Photography), the English senior women’s amateur champion from Staffordshire, Lulu Housman from Middlesex and Debbie Richards from Surrey. The team will be completed by Amanda Mayne of Somerset, Chris Quinn of Hampshire and Cath Rawthore, the English senior women’s stroke play champion, from Cheshire. The reserve is Jo Ashmore of Barnham Broom in Norfolk. The team will be captained by Pat Wrightson of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. The players: Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the English senior women’s title at her first attempt. She was an England international and then a winner on the Ladies European Tour during a seven-year professional playing career. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and has since captained several England girls’ teams, won the Staffordshire championship twice – making four titles in total – and been Midlands North ladies’ champion. Lulu Housman (Highgate, Middlesex) reached the quarter finals of the senior amateur championship and tied sixth in the senior stroke play. She has previously been a reserve for the senior international team. Amanda Mayne (Saltford, Somerset) was the runner-up in the English senior stroke play and made her senior international debut in 2012. Chris Quinn (Hockley, Hampshire) has won six English senior titles and one British senior championship. This year she was runner-up in the senior amateur championship. Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) has just won the English senior stroke play title, playing in her second season of senior golf. She made her senior international debut last year. Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey) tied sixth in the senior stroke play and was a semi-finalist in the senior amateur. She has twice won the second flight at the senior amateur. The team has been selected using the England Golf senior order of merit. The top six players after the two English senior women’s championships have qualified for the European team. The England team for the Senior Home Internationals, which take place in October, will be the top seven players on the order of merit after the British senior championship
England’s Jack Singh Brar won one of golf’s big prizes when he scored a superb, wire-to-wire victory in the Lytham Trophy. He started with an outstanding two-under par 68 in brutal conditions on the first day, when the CSS at Royal Lytham & St Annes rose to 79. Then he sealed the win with a little bit of magic on his 71st hole, where he holed out of a bunker for a birdie. It put him one-ahead of the charging Charlie Strickland and a solid par at the last, where Strickland bogeyed, saw the 20-year-old safely home by two shots, and with a total of eight-over par. “It got very tight and that was the shot which won me the tournament,” said Singh Brar (Remedy Oak, Dorset), who led an impressive English performance in the championship. Strickland (Ham Manor, Sussex) was runner-up on 10-under, one ahead of Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon). Simon Richardson (Spalding, Lincolnshire) shared fourth place and, in all, eight English golfers were among the top ten and ties. Singh Brar’s opening round was definitely the early talking point of the Lytham Trophy. On a day when half the field scored 80 or worse, he was the only player to break par, taking just 25 putts and he described it as “probably one of the best rounds of the year.” It gave him a two-shot lead and, after a second round 73, he was still tied for the lead at the halfway stage. This morning’s 72 put him out in front on his own again, four clear of Strickland and Richardson Then, said Singh Brar: “I tried to make it as hard as possible!” He dropped five shots on the front nine, with a couple of double bogeys out of nowhere. He settled down on the back nine but a look at the scoreboard told him Strickland, – who has already won the Duncan Putter and the Peter McEvoy Trophy – had birdied 15 and they were tied with three holes to play. Burnage, meanwhile was just a shot behind them. The 17th looked most unpromising for Singh Brar, who found two bunkers before holing out of the second for his crucial birdie. “It had got very tight, tighter than I wanted.” And his reaction? “I’m just glad it’s over, it was quite a stressful round of golf. But I’m chuffed with the result.” Singh Brar has underlined his Walker Cup ambitions with this win, which follows his earlier victory in the Hampshire Salver and his second place in the prestigious Avondale Amateur, during a successful tour of Australia at the start of the year. He has just helped England to a convincing win over Spain in the biennial mixed international. Click here for full scores Caption: Jack Singh Brar with the Lytham Trophy (Image © Dr SPJ Reid) 7 May 2017 Singh Brar scores wire-to-wire win in Lytham Trophy
Sussex and Lancashire took the honours on the opening day of the English Senior Men’s County Finals – in sharply contrasting matches in glorious autumn sunshine at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.Sussex scythed through their opposition, conceding virtually nothing as they defeated Dorset 8.5-0.5. Lancashire, however, were thoroughly tested before they could celebrate a hard fought 5-4 victory over the host county, Nottinghamshire.Sussex were the 2017 runners-up in this championship – and still count the cost of a narrow first day defeat which left them just too much to do. What a difference a year makes!Twelve months ago they were slow to get started and gleaned only half a point in the foursomes. Today they shot off the blocks, winning all three foursomes by very convincing margins. Martin King and Mark Logan led the way with their 6/5 win and they were followed by the pairings of Steve Graham and Martin Galway and Colin Jones and Doug Park (pictured right), who both won 4/3.They carried the momentum into the afternoon singles, simply sweeping aside the opposition. Anchorman Malcolm Cawte beat par as he cruised to his 5/4 win, while Steve Graham (3/2) and Doug Park (4/3) were solid at the top of the order.With the win safely in the bag the team then pushed on to acquire as many game points as possible and, in an impressive singles performance, conceded just a half to Dorset’s John Smith.Team captain Rick Thomas welcomed the result, but sounded a note of caution. “It’s never easy and often when you see a result like this it belies what actually goes on. There’s always a stage in every match where it could go either way.”He added: “There’s a long road to travel and this is just one step in the right direction. The boys are delighted but they all recognise there’s a long way to go.”By contrast, Lancashire had to fight every step of the way against Nottinghamshire and the battling theme of the day became clear in the foursomes.Nottinghamshire posted the first point, with a comfortable 5/4 win by Ian Gretton and Nigel Furniss. But the other two games were both halved, with Notts hauling Lancashire back in one and vice versa in the other. Advantage Nottinghamshire, 2-1 at lunch.As the singles got underway the match continued to ebb and flow and, for much of the afternoon, it looked as though the host county would squeeze home as narrow winners.The first points were shared. Tony Flanagan shot two-under to win 7/6 for Lancashire. Charles Banks, a past winner of the Brabazon Trophy and an honorary member of Stanton-on-the-Wolds, responded with his 5/4 win.But gradually Lancashire found the edge: British Senior Champion Trevor Foster won 4/3 and was soon followed by Bryan Hughes, the 2017 Senior Champion, who won 3/1 and took Lancashire ahead in the match for the first time.They needed just one more point for victory and it was delivered by Tony Holt who got up in his game for the first time on the 17th and went on to win the 18th to finish 2up. The final game went Nottinghamshire’s way, also finishing on the 18th.The Lancashire team is known for its ability to dig deep for winning results. They came through the regional qualifier for this event thanks to an eagle from Ian Crowther and a birdie from Bryan Hughes, both on the last hole.Team captain Mike Gray commented: “They have put me through the mill every match this season, but every match they have come through! They don’t know the meaning of defeat.”Tomorrow Sussex play Nottinghamshire and Lancashire play Dorset.Captions. Top: All smiles at the end of the game – Lancashire’s Bryan Hughes (right) and Nottinghamshire’s Ian Gretton.Above: Doug Park of Sussex on his way to a win.Images copyright Leaderboard Photography 9 Oct 2018 Sussex and Lancashire take the opening honours Tags: County Finals, Dorset, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Senior Men, Sussex