A teenager was arrested after body slamming an elderly woman and throwing her in this pool. A 16-year-old Florida teen has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office after video footage surfaced of him body slamming a 65-year-old woman and throwing her in a pool.The teenager, Joseph Leon Balfour, 16, of Margate, assaulted the woman after she complained about noise at a pool party.Balfour turned himself in to authorities around 5 p.m. Monday and was arrested. He faces a charge of one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.Balfour will be processed at the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center, and transported to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.Video shared on social media shows the woman entering the pool area at the Players Place apartment complex in North Lauderdale on Saturday with her two small dogs.The woman can be seen asking people to lower the noise at the party.A group of revelers surround the woman, laughing and recording video with their cell phones.A man in a red shirt is then seen picking up the woman and falling to the ground. It’s not known whether the man attempted to body slam the woman, of if he slipped on the wet pavement.After the fall, the man picks up the woman and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs. The dogs don’t appear to go into the water.Party attendees can be heard screaming and laughing as they quickly ran away from the area.The Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident and looking to speak with witnesses.It’s not known what injuries, if any, the woman suffered.
Olympic gold medalists Asafa Powell and Omar McLeod are among a high-powered Jamaican team set for the NYRR Millrose Games this Saturday, Feb. 3rd. Other Jamaicans – such as middle-distance runners Natoya Goule, Simoya Campbell, Kimarra McDonald, Aisha Praught Leer and distance runner Kemoy Campbell are also in the lineup for the meet at The Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center, at 216 Fort Washington Ave., in Manhattan’s Washington Heights section. “It’s been a good few years since I’ve run at the NYRR Millrose Games,” Powell was quoted as saying. “This year will be my first with it being held at the Armory. I hear the Jamaican crowd there is amazing I’m really looking forward to putting my mark down in a building with such history.”Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom Strikes Gold Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom has struck gold. Wisdom bagged a gold medal at last weekend’s British Diving Championships, scoring 392.40 to win over Oliver Dingley of Shamrock Diving (390.60) and Freddie Woodward (379.00).Wisdom will represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games On Australia’s Gold Coast in April.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder reached a personal milestone on Thursday when he became the fifth West Indies player to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals.The 26-year-old joined the legendary Sir Vivian Richards, Carl Hooper, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo on the list of those to achieve the feat, after claiming a three-wicket haul in the defeat to Afghanistan.Holder described the achievement as “bittersweet” especially with it coming during the Caribbean side’s first defeat of the ongoing ICC World Cup qualifiers in their opening match of the Super Sixes. “I feel pretty good with my personal form. I’m trying to lead from the front,” Holder said.“I’ve been getting some runs and also some wickets. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get across the line [on Thursday] so it’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that I’ve got a hundred wickets and a thousand runs.”Holder has scored 201 runs and grabbed 10 wickets in the tournament, in helping to put his side into the Super Sixes second stage, and closer to qualification for next year’s World Cup in England.He narrowly missed out on a hundred against Papua New Guinea when he ended unbeaten on 99 and claimed his second five-wicket haul in ODIs in the outing against United Arab Emirates.The Barbadian, who made his ODI debut five years ago and was installed as captain two years later, has scored 1,211 runs and claimed 101 wickets from 74 ODIs.Holder said his main focus, however, was ensuring West Indies qualified for the World Cup and was disappointed by the defeat to Afghanistan. “At the end of the day, our main focus is to win this tournament and we fell short [on Thursday],” he lamented.
From Saturday, several women and two men begin gathering at the home of Linda Blessing in Port St. Lucie, Florida to engage in what Blessing called a “prayer battle.” By Tuesday morning the group which originally consisted of three men and two women increased to fourteen, 12 women and two men. For three days and three nights they prayed for the rescue of the 12 young soccer players, and their coach from Thailand’s Tham Luang Cave.Prayer WarriorBlessing, a deacon at a Pentecostal church in Port. St. Lucie, and a self- avowed “prayer warrior” said she had praying for the boys and the 25-year old coach since news first came on June 23 that they were missing after heavy rains entrapped them in the cave where they entered out of curiosity. “When I heard the boys were trapped and couldn’t be found I began praying privately with two other church sisters. I believed they would be found, and they were ‘Prayers began to be answered Like the rest of the world Blessing, who is originally from Aruba, the joy of the boys being found soon turned to anxiety. After they were found by divers on June 2 it was reported that the cave was flooded from the torrential rains, making it difficult to rescue them.“I knew that the good Lord didn’t allow those boys to found, bring relieve to their parents, then leave that cave to die, no, not my Lord. So I stepped up the praying. I needed a prayer battle. I needed help, so I called several church sisters and brethren to gather at my home over the past weekend to pray and fast for God to give strength and wisdom to the many rescuers to free the boys. Then Sunday morning God began answering those prayers.”On Sunday morning, news came that four boys were rescued from the cave, on Monday four more, and finally on Tuesday came the report that the other four boys and the coach were rescued.Blessing, could hardly speak to CNW on Tuesday morning, as her voice racked with emotion. Crying loudly as she spoke she kept repeating, “God is god, God is so good. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord.”A rebirthShe sees the rescue of the boys as their rebirth. “It was like they were locked in the womb again and have been reborn. I hope we get a chance to learn what happen to these boys and the coach as they continue with their life. I feel they’ll be specially blessed after this. Prayers recued them.”A team of some one hundred Thai, US, British and other international engineers, rescuers, divers, and medical personnel toiled and planned since the boys and their coach were found to rescue them from where they were found some 2.5 miles from the cave’s entrance. The team delivered supplies, food and medicines to the boys, while plans were made to rescue them. The rescuers were challenged by time, trying to beat the approaching torrential Monsoon rains in Thailand. At one stage it was suggested the boys and coach may have to stay in the cave for four months until the rains ended.The recue each set of boys took some 10 hours each day. Divers swam under water some five-hours to reach the boys, who could not swim, fitted each boy in scuba suits and diving equipment, tethered each boy to a diver, and swam mostly under water to get out the cave.Rev, Allan Prescott, a British Anglican priest visiting Miami, told CNW on Tuesday morning, “This is truly evidence of the power of prayer. A lot of people were praying for these boys.” Then the reverend quipped, “I just hope God also hear us Britons praying that England wins the World Cup.”
Organizers of the April 21 ‘I Am Legend” concert at the Queen’s Park Savanah in Trinidad and Tobago, headlined by Jamaica’s reggae great, Buju Banton, have allayed concerns raised over online ticket purchases.Online ticket system upgradedOn Wednesday, March 20th, High Frequency Entertainment’s digital and web management service issued emails to all online ticket customers indicating that the online ticketing system had been upgraded in the interest of security for all online customers.The statement informed ticketed customers of the replacement of their previously held tickets, explaining that the initially issued tickets would become invalid.High Frequency Entertainment said it prides itself on transparency in all areas of business and as such, their email ensured ticketed customers that they would receive a confirmation email within 72 hours of the initial email, containing their new downloadable tickets. This has since started and customers have complied without complaint.Print or download tickets on phones Those receiving emails containing re-issued tickets have been advised to either print their tickets to have them scanned for entry on concert night or download their tickets to their mobile phones and provide the barcode for scanning at the entrance.“We wanted to ensure that those who purchased tickets, were taken care of first, before this information was made public. There was really no need to create mass hysteria,” said I Am Legend web manager, Trevyn Roberts. He highlighted the need to secure the online system further, as to ensure ticketing issues reportedly experienced in Jamaica, did not occur in T&T.The concert now one month away, the excitement surrounding Buju Banton’s first appearance in T&T in a decade, has climaxed. “Patrons from around the world are coming to Trinidad and Tobago to experience this event. We are working around the clock to satisfy the needs of all patrons, no matter where they are making their ticket purchases,” said Roberts.For details surrounding the I Am Legend concert, the public is invited to log on to I AM LEGEND CONCERT and follow High Frequency Entertainment on Facebook and Instagram.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government says it will extend by a further 60 days, the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) in Denham Town in Kingston, and Mount Salem, St. James, as the country deals with the criminal situation on the island.National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang told the Senate that as a result, the ZOSOs will remain in effect in the two areas to August 19, and September 7, 2019, respectively.Chang said that the ZOSOs reflect the shared consensus regarding the attainment of crime reduction through social intervention noting “in my April address, I acknowledged this very fact, noting that all governments have undertaken and have invested considerably in substantial social intervention programs in vulnerable communities over the years. Through Zones, this effort continues.”Last phase of these ZOSOsChang said that the two current ZOSOs in Mount Salem and Denham Town, were operationalized in 2017 and are still in the build phase, adding that this is the longest and last phase of the three-phase strategy.“Reports from the Social Intervention Committee have indicated that social intervention programs, pursued under various thematic areas, are being successfully executed in a peaceful environment, conducive to community development and continued prosperity,” he said, adding that successes in these areas continue to be manifested by an overall lower crime rate.In the case of Mount Salem, over a period of 638 days, from September 1, 2017 to May 31, 2019, only three category-one crimes have been reported in the space. They include one aggravated assault, one rape, and a break-in.No recorded cases of murders“It is important to note that there have been no recorded cases of murders or shootings since the declaration of the Zone,” the Security Minister said.He said that during the 638 days prior to the declaration of the Zone, that is, December 3, 2015 to August 31, 2017, there were 38 category-one crimes, inclusive of 16 murders, and 19 incidents of shooting.In the case of Denham Town, over a period of 593 days, that is, from October 16, 2017 to May 31, 2019, there have been a 58 per cent reduction in murders, a 75 per cent reduction in shootings, a 63 per cent decrease in robberies, an 88 per cent decline in break-ins and a 59 per cent reduction in overall category-one crimes since the declaration of the Zone.“While our ambitions are much greater than that which has been reported here, we continue to be motivated by the gains we have made so far,” Chang said.The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act gives the Prime Minister power to declare an area a ZOSO in order to tackle increased crime and volatility. This is in consultation with the National Security Council.The Zone can only be established after the Police Commissioner and the Chief of Defense Staff make a request for such a declaration in writing to the Prime Minister.
BROWARD – Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will provide food to BCPS students and their families. Breakfast will be offered from 8 – 10 a.m., and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.The meals will be provided during regular school day closures, which are:Monday, March 16Wednesday, March 18Thursday, March 19These meals will be available at the following schools across the District:Boyd Anderson High SchoolBlanche Ely High SchoolDillard High SchoolFlanagan High SchoolHallandale High SchoolMiramar High SchoolNova High SchoolSunrise Middle SchoolTaravella High SchoolStudents are required to present their valid school identification and will receive a meal for themselves and family members that are present. Some students may have been asked to leave their IDs at school. Flexibility will be provided for these students to assure they receive meals.Meal distribution can be accessed by walking up or driving up to the designated location on campus.The District is thankful to our community partners – Feeding South Florida, Health Foundation of Broward, The Hunger Coalition, The United Way – for their support.
“A more precise recovery time will be established in due course following daily monitoring of the player and further diagnostic tests.” the statement further added. Italian champions Juventus have been dealt a massive blow after their German defender Benedikt Howedes was ruled out of action for four weeks after suffering a strain in his left leg.The 29-year old World Cup winner suffered the injury, which has been classed as a grade 1-2 strain by the Old Lady, during Thursday’s training and is now set to miss his side’s crucial Serie A games with Lazio and Atalanta as well as UEFA Champions League (UCL) games against Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon.Confirming the news, a statement from the club’s official website said: “During Thursday’s training session, Benedikt Höwedes sustained a thigh strain in his left leg affecting an area of scar tissue from a previous injury”“Initial examinations suggest it is a Grade 1-2 strain and the estimated recovery time is around four weeks. RelatedHowedes Ends 16-Year Association With Schalke To Join Lokomotiv MoscowJuly 31, 2018In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To Juventus Training After Two MonthsMay 19, 2020In “Italy”Chelsea Star Ruled Out For Over One Month After Suffering Grade Two Hamstring InjuryOctober 3, 2017In “England”
Tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal teamed up as doubles partners for the first time to secure a vital doubles match victory for Team Europe over Team World on Day 2 of the maiden Laver Cup in Prague.Swiss Federer and Spaniard Nadal, with a combined total of 35 Grand Slam titles, beat the American duo of Sam Querrey and Jack Sock 6-4 1-6 (10-5) to give Team Europe an healthy 9-3 lead.The first team to 13 points would emerge as winners with 12 points up for grabs on Sunday.Other players from Team Europe include world number seven Dominic Thiem from Austria and the fourth-ranked Alexander Zverev while Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Denis Shapovalov, who impressed at the US Open, have also represented Team World. Related2019 Laver Cup: Team Europe Win Third Straight TitleSeptember 23, 2019In “Tennis”Laver Cup Becomes Official ATP Tour EventMay 25, 2019In “Tennis”Tennis: Nadal Inspires Spain To Sixth Davis Cup TitleNovember 25, 2019In “Tennis”
Salisu Yusuf, the Super Eagles assistant coach, says Victor Moses’ recent injury is likely to sideline the Chelsea FC wing-forward for about two or three weeks.Yusuf told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that Moses’ absence from the team’s matches against Algeria and Argentina would however not affect the Super Eagles. He said the Nigerian Senior Men Football Team would crush both Algeria and Argentina even without Moses.“Victor Moses will be out of action for two or three weeks due to injury, but we have confidence in the capability of our team to win all their matches while he is away,’’ – Yusuf said.NAN reports that Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had last week released a 24-man list of players the team’s technical crew would be needing for the matches against Algeria and Argentina.Related