first_imgThe construction company that was building a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that collapsed and killed six people in March 2018 has won a contract extension for projects at Miami International Airport.According to The Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County commissioners this week unanimously approved the extension into next year for Munilla Construction Management.The vote extends MCM’s $50 million agreement, originally signed in 2011, to manage small construction projects at the airport. The extension makes the deal worth a total of $130 million.Airport officials expect to award a new contract by the end of this year. The bidding process will be open to MCM and other companies.MCM filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and is currently settling claims related to the bridge collapse.last_img read more

first_imgSUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…21.7N 64.9WABOUT 240 MI…385 KM NNE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICOMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES After passing over Puerto Rico, Tropical Storm Karen has sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the north at 15 mph, but the National Hurricane Center does forecast the storm to make a turn to the west by early next week.Longer term, Karen’s direction and longevity are uncertain.After leaving Puerto Rico, Karen is forecast to remain a tropical storm in the Atlantic for the next few days, not directly impacting land. Longer term, its direction and longevity is uncertain.— CNN Weather Center (@CNNweather) September 25, 2019last_img read more

first_imgAccording to Brightline spokesman Mike Hicks, the vehicle went around the gates that were already lowered as the train was approaching and was struck by the train.Pompano Beach Fire Rescue officials said the vehicle caught fire after the crash.Passengers were off-loaded from the train and directed to a nearby bus.There were no reports of any injured passengers on the train. BSO homicide investigators are looking into the death of a person who was killed Tuesday morning in a fiery crash involving a Brightline train in Pompano Beach.The crash was reported in the area of Atlantic Boulevard and North Dixie Highway.last_img

first_imgAuthorities are reporting that they have made arrest in murder of an off-duty Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer in LaBelle.20-year-old Eliceo Hernandez was arrested Monday in connection with the fatal shooting.According to the report, 30-year-old Officer Julian Keen Jr. was found dead Sunday morning near Apache Circle and Nobles Road.A witness told the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office that Officer Keen witnessed a reckless driver and then got into his truck to go and follow him.At some point, Keen confronted Hernandez and was later shot.Hernandez has since been charged with murder and is currently been held on a $500,000 bond.last_img

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Greenacres.The incident was reported on Sunday just after 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Summit Pines Blvd.Authorities say they received a call about a possible shooting and arrived to find the victim shot to death.Deputies are now working on finding a motivate and the shooter.If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.last_img

first_img24 Jul 2015 Moore celebrates five shot Carris Trophy victory What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Derbyshire’s Bradley Moore lost a play-off for the Carris Trophy. Today he’s celebrating a five shot victory in the championship at Little Aston Golf Club.He completed the English boys’ open stroke play championship on eight-under par, signing off with a two-over par 74 – compiled in a continuous downpour – and was five clear of the runner-up, John Axelsen of Denmark.Sharing third place on level par were Portugal-based Nathan Brader and Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen, who soared up the leaderboard with a closing 67, the low round of the day. Also in the prizes were fifth placed John Gough (Stoke Park) and Harry Hall (West Cornwall) who was sixth.Last year, Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) lost this title to a good friend, which eased the disappointment, but the championship was high on his hit list for 2015. “I definitely wanted to come here and show I could win,” he said.“It also means a lot because it’s my last year in boys’ golf and I wanted to get a big boys’ win,” added Moore (Image © Leaderboard Photography).He led from start to finish, opening with rounds of 69, 72 and yesterday’s course record 65 which gave him a lead of seven shots going in to the final round. “It was that round which gave me the opportunity,” he said.“I didn’t hit the ball great today, I don’t know why, it was just one of those days, but I managed to get it round in a winning score.”John Axelsen, who won last year’s U16 McGregor Trophy, is a formidable player, and Moore was well aware that he might charge at him. “John is capable of going low if the putts drop for him,” he said.The Danish player had some impressive shots, for example driving the 317-yard fourth hole, and he twice narrowed the gap to four shots. But each time Moore regained the momentum, helped by birdies on the ninth and 13th – both short holes.He also demonstrated some excellent short game skills, with some crucial up and downs, including two from bunkers.“This gives me confidence going into the English amateur next week, then the European amateur and then straight to the British boys,” said Moore as he outlined his busy schedule.The 17-year-old has been England’s top boy golfer for the past two years and, as well as adding the Carris Trophy to his CV, he also won the Malcolm Reid Salver for the best aggregate score in this championship and in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, in which he was runner-up.The U16 trophy, the Hazards Salver, was shared by England’s Jake Benson (Beeston Fields), Italy’s Adalberto Montini and Sweden’s Hugo Townsend, who all finished on six-over par.Benson, 16, was two behind at the start of the final round and scored one-over 73 to tie, achieving his target for the week. Crucially, he got up and down from a fairway bunker on the 18th and he said: “I knew I needed to do it to have a chance.”Click here for full scores.last_img read more

first_img Three teams will represent England in the German Boys and Girls Open which starts on Thursday at St Leon-Rot Golf Club. There will be one boys’ team of three players: Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Ben Jones of Northamptonshire and Charlie Strickland of Sussex. The girls will have two teams of two players: Surrey sisters Sammy and Annabell Fuller will pair up, alongside Lily May Humphreys of Essex and Amelia Williamson of Norfolk.  The 54-hole championship is one of the biggest youth events in Europe with a field of 100 boys and 100 girls, all of whom play all three rounds. There are individual and team competitions. The players:   Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall) is an England and GB&I boy international, who has recently had top 20 finishes in the Portuguese amateur and the U18 Peter McEvoy Trophy. Ben Jones, 18, (Northamptonshire County) was fourth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and tied 10th in the U21 Bernard Darwin Salver. He was an U16 boy international. Charlie Strickland, 18, (Ham Manor) has won twice this year, in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the men’s Duncan Putter in Wales. He was also runner-up in the Darwin Salver. Annabell Fuller, 15, (Roehampton) has just been selected for GB&I’s Junior Vagliano Trophy team to play the Continent of Europe, following in her sister’s footsteps. She reached the quarter finals of the French U18 Cartier Trophy and was third individually in the women’s European Nations Cup   Sammy Fuller, 18, (Roehampton) got to the quarter finals of the recent French U21 championship and has had high finishes in the Scottish, Welsh and Irish women’s stroke play championships. Lily May Humphreys, 15, (Stoke by Nayland) won three big titles last year and reached the match play in the 2017 French U18 Cartier Trophy. She has also been picked for the GB&I junior Vagliano Trophy team. Amelia Williamson, 16, (Royal Cromer) recently became the first winner of the Gold Rose Trophy, given by Justin Rose, for her combined performance in the Roehampton Gold Cup and the Hampshire Rose. She was runner-up in the girls’ Fairhaven Trophies. Caption: Sammy Fuller (image copyright Stills Photography). 28 May 2017 Three England teams aim for German honours last_img read more

first_imgPeabody surrendered 16 fourth quarter points to Oliver after leading 8-6 in the first quarter. Jaylen Coleman scored on an 84-yard run and Dontae Forte connected with Brennan Duckett for a 10-yard touchdown pass for the Highlanders.Perry 42, Langley 12Once again, Perry’s Richard Lowry shined in a dominating performance as the Commodores slipped past Langley to cap-off a winless season for the Mustangs. Lowry carried the ball 10 times for 192 yards and a touchdown.Perry’s Aaron Patterson came up big for its offense, with three touchdowns—two rushing and one receiving. Junior quarterback Greg McGhee completed 7 of 10 passes for 133 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.Westinghouse 13, Allderdice 0The Bulldogs of Westinghouse earned their third win of the season. They scored on a 27-yard touchdown run by Ron Tyler and a 48-yard fumble recovery by Darrell Cosby. DIRECTING TRAFFIC —Perry quarterback Greg McGhee threw two touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown. On their way to the top seed they’ve gone on a five-game winning streak. Their previous loss was back on Sept. 18, losing 36-6 to defending champion Brashear. They will rely on their running game, which is led by one of the league’s best, senior tailback Jerome Mathews. Junior DeAndre Black, known as an explosive playmaker on both sides of the ball, will lead the way for the Spartans. UNSTOPPABLE—Richard Lowry of Perry tries to bust through two Langley defenders. Lowry rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown. “Obviously, It’s been good,” said Schenley head coach Jason Bell. “We wanted to turn the corner, which has been a problem for us in the past, and this time we plan to actually get to where we need to be this year (in the championship).” “Our key guy is Mathews,” said Bell. “He’s been a four-year starter for me and we’ve always expected big things out of him. Black makes big plays for us as well. The biggest thing for us to be successful (especially on defense) is the play of our secondary. If they play well, it will cause things to happen for us up front and we can use the athletes that we have on our (defensive) line to make key plays.”Schenley was in action against last past Friday when they blew out Carrick, 58-16. Black scored on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Calvin Beck. He also scored on a 98-yard interception return. Mathews added on by scoring on three touchdown runs of 6, 7, and 10 yards on their way to clinching this year’s regular season crown.Other games:Oliver 22, Peabody 14Oliver’s quarterback Dante Jeter scored on a 1-yard run in the first half. He added on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Martise Smith to lead the Bears past Peabody to finish as this season’s City League runner-up. Smith had a touchdown pass of his own to David Marshall for 22 yards, in the fourth quarter. The seedings are final in the City League as all top four teams were victorious in their final regular season matchups. The Schenley Spartans have secured the league’s top seed in its post-season and will take on Brashear Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. for the second of two semi-final games. The other contest will include the number two seed Oliver against its North side rival, No. 3 Perry Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.; both games are at Cupples Stadium. Final 2009 Regular Season Standings: City League Team    Conf.     Overall     PF / PRecord    Record Oliver    7-1    7-1    164 – 65    Schenley    7-1    7-1    199 – 72    Brashear    6-2    7-2    253 – 80    Perry    6-2    7-2    208 – 77    Carrick    3-5    3-6    148 – 227    Peabody    3-5    3-6    126 – 193    Westinghouse    3-5    3-6    126 – 142    Allderdice    1-7    1-8      71 – 255    Langley    0-8    0-8      82 – 373 BIG GAME—Aaron Patterson of Perry scored three touchdowns in the 42-12 win over Langley Oct. 29. last_img read more

first_imgBefore the football season began most picked the Allderdice Dragons to win it all in City League play because of the wealth of talent they had coming back from the previous season. But once the season started, most moved to Brashear, after their impressive 22-13 win over USO. But after it was all said and done, it was USO that emerged as the best team in the city, going 6-0 while shutting out all their opponents in league play after the loss to Brashear. Jaylen Coleman, USOOffensive MVP Allderdice dropped back in the pack with loses to Perry, Brashear, and USO. In the playoffs it was all USO as they defeated all comers including Brashear in the championship game. During the regular season they compiled 198 points while only allowing the 22 points in the first game against Brashear. Brashear finished second with 47 points allowed. Allderdice came closest to them on offense with 187 points. This gave fans hope that at last the City League would have a victory in PIAA play, but that was not to occur.Thus the 2011 New Pittsburgh Courier All-City Football team is a reflection of the regular season, with USO (20) dominating the team. The other winning teams Brashear (10), Allderdice (11) and Perry (9), pretty much rounded out the team. The rest of the league Oliver, Carrick, Westinghouse and Langley as expected placed only a few players on the team. Langley only had one and Oliver, Westinghouse and Carrick had 3 each.USO composed of University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama, dominated on both sides of the ball, offense and defense, which the All-City team reflects with 10 on offense and 10 on defense.Jaylen Coleman was easily the Offensive Most Valuable Player, and came in a very close second to Jay Barlow of Allderdice as the Defensive Most Valuable Player.Lou Berry was easily the Coach of The Year with no other coach receiving two or more votes. He did an outstanding job with not only a new team, but three schools being combined for the first time. Other coaches who did outstanding jobs this season were Rick Murphy from Brashear, and Bill Gallagher from Perry. Everyone pretty much overlooked Perry at the start of the season but as usual Coach Gallagher had them playing very solid football on both sides of the ball as they finished ahead of Allderdice with a 5-2 league record. As a result they had 9 players on the team, 4 offense and 5 defense.Brashear, having won the regular season, had 6 on offense and 10 on defense.Despite a somewhat disappointing year, Allderdice still did well placing 5 players on offense and 6 on defense.On the Special Teams, kicker Jesse Irwin of Allderdice and kick returner Manny Reed of Brashear were selected. This was Reed’s third consecutive year.2011 All-City TeamOFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERJaylen Coleman, USODEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERJay Barlow, AllderdiceCOACH OF THE YEARLou Berry, USOFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSEQB Adam Lynch BrashearRB Jaylen Coleman USORB Pat Ferguson AllderdiceR Will Graham AllderdiceR Manny Reed BrashearR Kevin Wilson WestinghouseOL Nick Eritz PerryOL Malcolm Moore USOOL John Jackson USOOL Matt Moss AllderdiceOL Scott Evans BrashearSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSEQB Donte Forte USORB Kevaun Frenzley USORB Joel Nesbit BrashearR Jay Barlow AllderdiceR Myles Caitlin USOR Rick Gay BrashearOL Jermaine Herring PerryOL Tyrique Jarrett AllderdiceOL Josh Walker CarrickOL Deandre Caviness USOOL Jordan Maben BrashearHONORABLE ­MENTION OFFENSEQB Darrelle Carson PerryQB Joquan Green LangleyR Orlando Harvard CarrickR Marcus Johnson USOOL Jordan Clayton PerryOL Jermaine Brown USOOL Neal Bell USOOL Josh Walker CarrickFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSEDL Jay Barlow AllderdiceDL Kevaun Frenzley USODL Tyrique Jarrett AllderdiceLB Jaylen Coleman USOLB Tre Gaines BrashearLB Lamar Blackwell PerryLB Myles Caitlin USODB Donte Forte USODB Will Graham AllderdiceDB Jamil Smith BrashearDB Brendan Duckett USOSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSEDL Ryan Daniels USODL Aaron Gross PerryDL Marlin Jackson BrashearLB Duke Mulvihill AllderdiceLB Joel Nesbit BrashearLB Daron Clarke PerryLB Dontae Jones WestinghouseDB Shannon Binnion USODB Mallory Claybourne PerryDB Joquet Foster OliverDB Aaron Lyons WestinghouseHONORABLE ­MENTIONS DEFENSEDL Jordan Clayton PerryLB Bishop Gethers AllderdiceDL Harold Green USODL Neondre Harbour USODL Shakeem Cox OliverDB Aaron Myrick USODB Jasean Murphy USODB Cornelius Raye AllderdiceSPECIAL TEAMSK Jesse Irwin AllderdiceR Manny Reed BrashearFINAL CITY LEAGUE STANDINGSBrashear 7-0 7-3USO 6-1 11-2Perry 5-2 6-5Allderdice 4-3 5-7Oliver 3-4 3-8Westinghouse 2-5 3-7Carrick 1-6 1-9Langley 0-7 2-8(USO is composed of U-Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama high schools. For football they are called U-Prep, and basketball Obama. In other sports it depends on where they practice.)last_img read more

first_imgPresident Barack Obama speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 29, 2014, during the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit. Obama was hosting a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. Pictured from left to right: LaVar Arrington, former NFL linebacker; Victoria Bellucci, a high school soccer player from Huntingtown, Md.; Taylor Twellman, former professional soccer player; Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the United States Army. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — NFL teams and the league’s foundation will fund trainers in underserved high schools nationwide in a $1 million program.An announcement was made Thursday as part of a White House summit on youth sports safety.The program, a collaboration with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), is part of $25 million committed by the NFL Foundation over the next three years toward health and safety projects.According to NATA, only 55 percent of high school athletes nationwide have access to a full-time certified trainer. Access is particularly challenging in low-income and rural communities.The outreach program will provide certified trainers in NFL communities. NFL teams will identify schools in their region that are eligible.___AP NFL website: and read more