Palm Beach County School’s Superintendent recommends distance learning to start the year

first_imgThe superintendent of the School District of Palm Beach County is recommending that the school board opt to start the 2020-2021 school year with online distance learning courses before transitioning “to brick and mortar in-person instruction when county health conditions permit.”Dr. Fennoy reported his recommendation stating that with the health and safety of students, staff members, and the community in mind, he does not believe schools should offer on campus classes until the governor and city officials allow the county to enter into Phase Two of the reopening process.Part of Dr. Fennoy’s recommendation includes weekly reevaluations on the health crisis to determine “when a phased or staged return is possible,” and the readiness of schools to transition from in person to online and vice versa, depending on the the severity of the health situation.The Palm Beach County School Board reached a consensus last week to continue virtual learning through the upcoming school year and is set to vote on the decision Wednesday.Classes are set to begin on August 10th.last_img read more

Man arrested for trafficking 13-year-old boy

first_imgOfficials in Marion County have arrested a 64-year-old man who reportedly housed a 13-year-old boy for sex trafficking.Frank Calabria was arrested earlier this week after an investigation found he “hired” a 13-year-old boy for sexual deeds after giving him a place to stay.Detectives also found that Calabria provided the minor with drugs such as Xanax and eventually asked for sexual activity in return.Calabria was previously arrested last month after he brought minors to his room and supplied them with drugs.He now faces additional charges of Human Trafficking, sexual battery, Attempted sexual battery and Lewd and Lascivious battery.last_img read more

Internationals bid for team title

first_img12 Aug 2015 Internationals bid for team title Internationals Bronte Law, Meghan MacLaren and Gemma Clews will represent England in the team event at next week’s British women’s stroke play championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds.  The championship starts on Wednesday, August 19, and the team award will be decided over the first two rounds, with the best two scores counting in each. The players: Bronte Law, 20, (Bramhall) is currently ranked fifth in the world and recently retained her English women’s title, winning the championship by 16 shots. She was the bronze medallist at last year’s World Amateur Team Championship. Meghan MacLaren, 21, (Wellingborough) is the defending British stroke play champion and has also held the Irish stroke play title and had seven victories on the US college circuit. Gemma Clews, 20, (Delamere Forest) has a perfect record of five wins from five international matches played this year and has had top ten finishes in the English women’s amateur and Irish stroke play. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). The reserves are India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) and Inci Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey).last_img read more

Joy in Jordan for England Boys’ squad ace Williams

first_img Tags: England Boys’ Squad Robin Williams has put all his England Golf experience to good use after storming to his first victory on the MENA Tour.The 18-year-old amateur – a member of the successful England Golf Boys’ squad this season – claimed a brilliant eight shot victory at the Journey To Jordan 2 Event at the Ayla Golf Resort.An opening four-under par round of 68 followed by back-to-back scores of 66 allowed Williams to cruise to victory with fellow amateur Jack Floydd his closest rival.Williams becomes only the third amateur in the history of the MENA (Middle East North Africa) Tour to win a professional event.Williams first became involved in the England Golf regional set-up as a 12-year-old and played a key role in the 2019 success story for the Boys’ squad.England – with Williams to the fore – won the Boys’ Home Internationals for the fourth year in a row at Ashburnham GC and he also formed part of the squad at the European Boys’ Team Championships.Williams has also recently competed at the European Tour School and a final round 66 helped him to qualify for November’s second stage. 3 Oct 2019 Joy in Jordan for England Boys’ squad ace Williams last_img read more

England players set for Aussie adventure

first_img6 Dec 2019 England players set for Aussie adventure Seven members of the England Golf performance squads are travelling to Australia to kick off the new year.Five of the men’s squad and two from the women’s team are heading down under for four top-class tournaments in January.Northamptonshire’s Ben Jones and Callum Farr (pictured above), Yorkshire’s Ben Schmidt, Tom Plumb from Somerset and Matty Lamb of Northumberland will spearhead the men’s challenge.Cornwall’s Emily Toy – the reigning Women’s Amateur champion – and Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath will lead the way for the women.A month of competition starts with the Master of the Amateur tournament at the Victoria Golf Club near Melbourne between January 7-10.The England players will then travel on for the Australian Amateur at Royal Queensland between January 14-19 with the New South Wales Amateur to follow immediately at St Michael’s Golf Club and the Coast Golf Club in Little Bay.The month ends with the Avondale Amateur at Avondale Golf Club between January 28-31. Tags: Cornwall, England Men’s Team, england women, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Somerset, Yorkshirelast_img read more

Rose Ladies Series: English college trio back from USA to take on top pros

first_imgPhotograph credit: Leaderboard Annabell Fuller has revealed her excitement at returning to competitive golf after her freshman year at the University of Florida came to a premature halt in March.The 18-year-old women’s international from Surrey (pictured above centre) is one of three English amateurs in the field for tomorrow’s second instalment of the Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.Annabell lines up alongside her 21-year-old sister Samantha (above right) and fellow England women’s overseas squad member Caley McGinty (above left) in the tournament sponsored by England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate.All three women are currently at college in America; Annabell in Florida, Sammy at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and Caley at Kent State in Ohio.For the younger of the Fuller sisters, 2020 was shaping up to be a big year as she looked forward to NCAA events followed by a summer of golf back home in England.However, the coronavirus pandemic forced her to cut short her stay in the Sunshine State and return to England for the duration of lockdown.Now though the competitive juices are flowing again as she prepares to peg it up alongside LET players Charlotte Thompson and Becky Brewerton.“I can’t wait to compete again. My last college event was in mid-March just before I came home,” admitted Fuller, a member at Roehampton Golf Club“I’ve obviously played a lot over the last few weeks but it’s hard to tell where your game is.“I flew home at the end of March when my college closed down and all the NCAA events had been cancelled.“Originally I was only due back in England last week, but obviously these plans had to change.“Now it will be amazing to play in such a big event and test my game.“To have Sammy playing too is great and she’s teeing off in the group after mine so we can keep in touch.“My mum Oshi is going to caddie for me. I don’t like people saying too much to me when I’m playing, so my mum knows that and understands when the time is right to chat.”Fuller has divided her time in the States between her academic and sporting pursuits.On campus, her studies in applied physiology and kinesiology are going well and her first year was completed via online classes.On the golf course, there is a belief her game has improved as a result of being driven to new levels by her team-mates on the Gators squad.“I love it,” admitted Fuller. “It’s better than I expected.“My team is so strong and we push each other and then come together when playing team events. Everybody has got each other’s back and that’s amazing.”On Tuesday, the Fuller sisters enjoyed a practice round together at Moor Park.Last week Annabell admitted that she kept tabs on the first event of the series at Brokenhurst Manor without knowing she was going to be involved in the second.“I only found out on Friday I would be involved this week,” she confirmed.“I had spoken to Liz Young, one of the organisers, when news of the series first broke.“It’s great to get the shout for this one because it’s less than an hour from home.”Charley Hull saw off the challenge from former English international Young at the first play-off hole last week at Brokenhurst and both women are in the field of 51 players again at Moor Park.This week, they will be joined by Solheim Cup winner Bronte Law as she begins her competitive comeback.Amateur Tee-times:12.18 – Charlotte Thompson, Becky Brewerton, Annabell Fuller12.31 – Felicity Johnson, Chloe Williams, Samantha Fuller1.36 – Bronte Law, Sophie Powell, Caley McGinty 24 Jun 2020 Rose Ladies Series: English college trio back from USA to take on top pros Unfortunately, no spectators are allowed on course for this event due to social distancing restrictions.Keep up to date with the Rose Ladies Series by following England Golf’s Twitter account and watch highlights on Sky Sports. Tags: Annabell Fuller, Caley McGinty, Rose Ladies Series, Samantha Fullerlast_img read more

Spadafora decisions White over eight at Heinz Field

first_imgINSIDE ACTION— Former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora and Jermaine White exchange glancing blows during their fight at the VIP tent at Heinz Field. Spadafora cut White early and sent him packing with a stellar performance in front of a capacity crowd of approximately 1,200. Promoter Mike Acri, along with Miller Lite and major supporter attorney Eric Laurie, looked on and saw Spadafora put on a show against White who has fought against some of the toughest fighters in the world. by Kenneth W. OgilvieUnbeaten former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (43-0-1) returned to the ring Sept. 30 under the VIP tent at Heinz Field.  The “Pittsburgh Kid” put on a show for his fans and dominated his opponent Jermaine “Too Sweet “ White (17-3) from Las Vegas.center_img White had previously fought Julio Cesar Chavez and Ruben Galvin.All three judges had it unanimous for Spadafora. Judges George Kachulis and Alexis Pierce scored the fight 78-73. Judge Dana DePaolo had it 79-72.Referee Rick Steigerwald took a point away from Spadafora for a head butt. Spadafora explained that White was trying this (rough tactics) all night and that he could fight street style with the best of them.The victory could set up a fight with one of boxing’s best like Ricky Hatton or Marco Antonio Barrera.The future will tell.One thing for sure, with trainer Pernell “Sweet  Pea” Whitaker in his corner, Spadafora has become a stronger puncher in his last two fights and well on the way to showing the world he is back.“We get a champion, we’ll show them how good you look,” Whitaker said to Spadafora.On the undercard, Welterweight Jesse Lubash (12-0) of Munhall scored a unanimous decision over Jessie Davis (11-15) of Savannah, Tenn., Junior welterweight Rod Salka (9-0) of Elizabeth scored a unanimous decision over Devarise Clayton (6-6-1) of Orlando and Heavyweight Paul Zalus of West Deer (3-0) stopped Ryan St. Germain of Elkhart, Ind by TKO  (2-5).last_img read more

Best in the city

first_imgBEST IN THE CITY (Photo by William McBride)Obama Academy’s Abe Kouyate (11) moves the ball against West Allegheny, Kouyate is one of the best soccer players in the WPIAL and a Penn State recruit.last_img

Olympia Brew Fest Toasts Local Brewing Heritage

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaOlympia Brew Fest returns to Port Plaza on Saturday, Aug. 4, for an afternoon of beer sampling, delicious food and live music at Port Plaza located on Olympia’s beautiful downtown waterfront. Net proceeds benefit the non-profit Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Incubator Program.Guests can choose among 60 different beers from 30-plus hand-picked breweries as they celebrate our community’s long history of beer-making. Admission includes a commemorative mug along with six 5.5 ounce tastes. Additional taste cards may be purchased.Brew Fest runs from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and just $5 for designated drivers. All guests must be 21, including designated drivers. Free parking is available in marked lots at the corner of Market Street and Marine Drive.Now in its seventh year, Olympia Brew Fest is considered one of the premiere brew fest events in the Pacific Northwest. Up to 3,000 guests are expected.The Port is proud to support Olympia Brew Fest as all net proceeds benefit small business development and growth in Thurston County.For location information and advance-ticket purchase, visit: read more

Art and Music Coming Together at The Washington Center!

first_imgFacebook92Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsJoin artist and Olympia Printmaker Mimi Williams on Friday, September 21 from 6 p..m. to 7:30 p.m., for a festive and musical opening reception at The Washington Center – there is no cost to attend.  The featured artist will have a solo show of over 40 linoleum cut block prints and will be joined by musicians Angie Ward and Mark Medalen of Austin Radio, who have agreed to perform free of charge in support of the arts.Mimi Williams exhibit titled, “Impressions of the Left Coast” references her life spent living on the west/left coast defined by Highway 101. The hand printed linoleum cut block prints are printed using the back of a wooden spoon. Mimi’s work is graphic and mostly narrative, with visual clues that tell a story. She has been making prints for over 15 years and has her work in permanent collections of the cities of Olympia and Tacoma, Group Health/Kaiser, and the Mayo Clinic. You can also see her work at a few public art installations in Olympia.Austin Radio are an acoustic duo featuring Olympia natives Angie Ward and Mark Medalen. Angie and Mark are both veterans of the Northwest Music scene and have been performing in various bands and as solo artists for many years.  They formed Austin Radio in 2005 and their popular, up-tempo acoustic sound features popular rock and country music, blending tight harmony vocals and driving acoustic guitar.last_img read more