WPB Coronavirus Testing Site Ravaged by Rough Weather

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If you had an appointment for a COVID-19 test Monday morning in West Palm Beach, mother nature has changed the schedule.The coronavirus testing site located at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches was damaged during heavy thunderstorms that passed over South Florida on Sunday.The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is asking all patients who scheduled testing appointments between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday to arrive at the test site any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. instead.This allows time for staff to clean up the damage and prepare the site for residents to drive through.The test site is located at 5444 Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach.last_img read more

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Inmate dies after being beaten while handcuffed by Florida corrections officers

first_imgAuthorities in Orlando are currently investigating after an inmate was beaten to death while in handcuffs by a corrections officer.The death of 51-year-old Christopher Howell at the Lake Correctional Institution was reported on Monday by the Miami Herald.According to the Miami Herald who spoke to inmates and one officer , Howell was handcuffed in his cell when he refused a command. He was then beaten by an officer as two other officers watched but did not intervene.The Florida Department of Corrections declined to comment on Howell’s death and the ongoing investigation, however, they did report that Howell was pronounced dead at the hospital on Friday and that the officers involved where placed on administrative leave.“Any employee found to have acted inappropriately or illegally faces disciplinary action up to and including dismissal and arrest,” the agency said in a statement Friday.Howell’s arrest affidavit reported that the 51-year-old was “disabled” with a “juvenile disposition,” and that he had been serving a four-year sentence for stealing four cell phone chargers and an $8 folding knife.He was charged with theft and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.last_img read more

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Lily May holds her nerve to win U14 crown

first_img Essex golfer Lily May Humphreys held her nerve through a tight showdown to win the English U14 girls’ open championship at Royal Cromer.The 13-year-old from Channels (image © Leaderboard Photography) had started the final round with a two-shot lead and at one stage, helped by two birdies and an eagle in the first four holes, she extended her advantage to five shots.But her playing partner, Mimi Rhodes, gradually pulled her back and after she birdied the 16th, the two girls were level. Both parred the 17th before Humphreys claimed the title on the 18th with a six, to win by a shot.She finished the championship on five-over par while Rhodes, who is based in Spain, was runner-up for the second year in a row. Third place was taken by Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal) on eight over.“I just wanted to try and do my best and see how I could do. I feel so proud for my mum and dad because they’ve really helped me along, helped me to practice and to improve my game,” said Humphreys, who is also the Essex girls’ champion.She played in this championship last year and came 10th. “I didn’t think I could improve so much that I’d be able to come from 10th to win,” she added.Now, having tested herself, Humphreys plans to move up to U16 level next year.Click here for the full scores 30 Jul 2015 Lily May holds her nerve to win U14 crown last_img read more

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Crisetig will strengthen the center of the Mirandés countryside

first_imgThere was an unknown face witnessing the Copa match against Villarreal with those responsible for sports management. Lorenzo Crisetig will defend the red jersey until the end of the season in the absence of official confirmation. The club was looking for a defensive pivot that came free to the team after the winter market closed. And he has found it in the 27-year-old Italian midfielder who has come to defend his country’s shirt in lower categories. It stands out for its size with 1’83 height. Crisetig debuted at Inter Milan in the 2011/12 season, although he has also played in other teams such as Spezia Calcio, Crotone, Cagliari, Bologna or Frosinone. His last club was the Benevento of the Second Division. It will be your first experience abroad.last_img read more

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Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC

first_imgValdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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GWI dumps chlorine to used questionable chemical to treat water

first_img…was refused for use in Haiti, fails to meet WHO targetsDecontamination of water being supplied by the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) to its hundreds of thousands of customers, is being done using a chemical that has not only been abandoned and without certification from the US National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) but has failed to demonstrate its ability to meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) limited protection microbiological performance targets.GWI for decades has been using chlorine to decontaminate its water that is distributed to customers before it switched to the highly questionable Antinfek.Guyana Times understands that the matter was recently raised at the level of GWI’s executive meeting when it was discovered that Antinfek was procured, being used and will be used for disinfection at different locations within GWI.This newspaper has since seen internal communication at GWI, which points to the fact that the GWI’s Scientific Services Manager, had vehemently objected to its use.According to the communications seen by this publication, the meeting heard that online information with regard to Antinfek suggests that the product has failed to gain certification by NSF. It was also reported to the GWI Management that the trademark application made for Antinfek has a status of ‘abandoned’ since December 2006 as the applicant’s failed to file a ‘statement of use’.Powerful bio-polymerAntinfek is manufactured by Dovebiotech Group of Companies which describes the chemical as a powerful organic bio-polymer-based compound, effective in decontamination of water against waterborne diseases, bacterium and fungi.Internal communication seen by Guyana Times corroborate reports that the GWI Scientific Services Manager, in outlining objections to the use of the chemical pointed out that not only is the information on the product label insufficient and incomplete but “to date we have not been able to source equipment to test for Antinfek in water and as a department, we cannot monitor its use.”It was pointed out too that research suggests that the chemical was not recommended for approval for household water treatment distribution in Haiti, which had no NSF certification for drinking water use.The chemical was also not registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for treating drinking water nor did it demonstrate its ability to meet the WHO limited protection microbiological performance targets.Speaking to a GWI insider close to the issue, Guyana Times was told that the lack of information on the chemical in addition to the information available about the chemical should have been enough for the utility company to take stock and halt its use.This newspaper was told given the consequences regarding the treatment of water for use by citizens against waterborne diseases, every effort should have been made to ensure that a trustworthy chemical is being used.last_img read more

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Championship round-up: In-form Ipswich hit three past Charlton, while Derby see off Leeds

first_img1 Ipswich striker Daryl Murphy (left) scored his 17th goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Charlton Ipswich Town continued their high flying form with a crushing 3-0 defeat of Charlton to maintain pressure on Championship leaders Bournemouth.The win, in front of their biggest Portman Road crowd of the season, moves second-placed Town a point behind the Cherries.Defender Tommy Smith opened the scoring in the first-half with a close-range finish, with in-form frontman Daryl Murphy netting his 17th goal of the season to make it two, heading in from David McGoldrick’s corner, after the break.McGoldrick then turned scorer for a deserved third in injury time to extend the Tractor Boys’ unbeaten league run to 11 games.Meanwhile, Leeds United are just one point above the relegation zone following a 2-0 defeat to third place Derby County.It was a glum start for the Whites, who lost captain Stephen Warnock to injury in the opening minutes and eventually fell behind thanks to Alex Mowatt’s first-half own-goal.Jake Buxton then stooped in a header shortly after the break to seal a dominant victory for Steve McClaren’s men, who had won seven of their last eight games at home against Leeds.Also on Tuesday night, Winger Callum McManaman saw red nine minutes after coming on as Wigan were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield Wednesday, leaving Malky Mackay’s men rooted in the bottom three at the turn of the year.McManaman, who came under fire for a wild studs-up challenge on Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara in 2013, jumped at fellow substitute Claude Dielna with both feet in the 68th minute to earn his marching orders and the Owls promptly took full advantage.Atdhe Nuhiu nodded beyond Latics goalkeeper Scott Carson nine minutes after McManaman’s rush of blood to the head as the hosts suffered a third-straight home loss, with Mackay having taken just one point from the 12 on offer at the DW Stadium since his controversial appointment last month.last_img read more

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Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United: Eight pictures from the Red Devils’ draw with the Potters

first_img Ryan Shawcross celebrates his opening goal Check out these images of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Stoke David de Gea, arguably United’s best player in recent weeks, celebrates with the travelling fans 8 Slightly niche market for those half-and-half scarfs 8 It’s a dogs life 8 There was no panic for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal though 8 Stoke City drew 1-1 with Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium in the first Premier League game of 2015.Ryan Shawcross headed home to give Stoke City the lead after just two minutes, before Radamel Falcao leveled things up on 26mins.Check out these pictures and give us your views on the clash.Click on the yellow arrow to see all of the pictures… 8 8 8 Radamel Falcao scores his third goal for Manchester United as the Red Devils level things up at 1-1 But Louis van Gaal’s side couldn’t find a winner and it finished 1-1 8last_img read more

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Will this be the Tottenham team with 10 changes to face West Ham?

first_img RANKED West Ham vs Tottenham – live on talkSPORT from 7:45pmChelsea vs Derby – live on talkSPORT2 from 7:45pm It had been thought Eric Dier would be the only man to survive the cull but he’s now nursing an injury from Monday night, meaning either Toby Alderweireld or Davinson Sanchez will be the player to feature once more. REPLY Is this the Tottenham team which will face West Ham in the Carabao Cup? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Will Dele Alli star for Tottenham Hotspur against West Ham in the Carabao Cup? BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Spurs will still a field a strong team, likely to include Serge Aurier, Christian Eriksen, and Heung-Min Son, while Dele Alli’s ability to start again given his recent groin woes is uncertain.Pochettino also seems set to hand starts to centre-back Juan Foyth and full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, which will be boosts for both starlets who haven’t been given much of a chance this term.So, who will start the match, which is live on talkSPORT? Find out below. huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card center_img no dice MONEY ADVICE Latest Football Stories Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Tottenham Hotspur face the tough task of playing West Ham in the Carabao Cup just 48 hours after losing 1-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League.Manager Mauricio Pochettino is going to have his work cut out turning around his team and is set to make at least 10 changes to his side. 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED 2 Live Commentary Tonightlast_img read more

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Settlement in genocide lawsuit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A French insurance company has agreed to pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by descendants of Armenians killed in the early 20th century in what is now Turkey. French insurance giant AXA also agreed to call the killings genocide, an important term to Armenians trying to call attention to what they say were organized murders of more than a million people between 1915 and the early 1920s. “Anytime we’re able to bring attention to the genocide is significant,” said Brian Kabateck, one of the plaintiff’s attorneys. “Because the rest of the world needs to understand what happened and the rest of the world needs to focus on an ultimate resolution of the genocide, which is recognition by the United States government and the Turkish government.” Between 2,000 and 5,000 policies are believed to be covered by the settlement, including many in Southern California’s large Armenian community, although the final number has yet to be determined. AXA was sued because it bought L’Union Des Assurances de Paris, the company that sold policies to Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The $17 million AXA settlement will be presented to a federal judge in Los Angeles next month for final approval. It is similar to one reached last year in which New York Life agreed to pay $20 million to resolve litigation arising from its failure to pay Armenian policyholders’ relatives. One key difference is that in its settlement AXA would follow the French government’s lead in describing the events of 1915 to the early 1920s as genocide. Armenians estimate that 1.5 million died when Armenian civilians living in the Ottoman Empire were forced from their homes or otherwise killed during and after World War I. The United States government and Turkey have not officially called the event a genocide, and Turkey argues that the number is exaggerated. “I am not belittling their ordeal during that relocation: many perished, many terrible things happened, that’s true,” said Engin Ansay, the Turkish consul general in Los Angeles. “But it was not a government decision or any decision on the part of the authorities to annihilate one whole nation.” The case against AXA was brought on behalf of several lead plaintiffs living in the San Fernando Valley. One was Anik Arabian, who brought her uncle’s life insurance policy with her to America, but who died after the lawsuit was filed in 2002. Arabian was born in Greece, where her parents had landed after being driven into the desert. Many of her family died in what is now Syria, then a part of the Ottoman Empire. “They were burying their kids with their bare hands, my grandfather and grandmother they buried … six of them,” said son Vagram Topadzhikyan, 60, of Glendale. Under the AXA settlement, money from an $11 million fund will be paid to the closest relative of a policyholder on the company’s list. Another $3 million will go to Armenian charitable organizations in France, and another $3 million for administrative and legal fees. “We believe that this settlement is in the best interest of AXA Group and all of its stakeholders, and we are pleased to put this matter behind us,” said AXA spokeswoman Joann Tizzano. The plaintiffs’ lawyers were Kabateck, Mark Geragos and Vartkes Yeghiayan, who are all of Armenian descent and also brought the case against New York Life. The AXA settlement sets aside the same amount for claims payment and charity as the New York Life settlement. The only difference is the amount earmarked for legal and administrative fees was halved in the AXA case. The deadline to file a claim in the New York Life settlement passed on March 16, and the claims are being analyzed. The company had agreed to pay on 2,400 policies, but claims were filed on 1,600 of them, which means the amount that would have been paid on the remaining claims will be added to the charity fund. Some policies might have gone unclaimed because their holders were unaware of the settlement, or because all the potential claimants died. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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