19 total cases now confirmed in Palm Beach County

first_imgSouth Florida leads the state in coronavirus cases.Broward County has a total of 80 confirmed cases, Miami-Dade County has a total of 76 confirmed cases, and Palm Beach County has a total of 19 confirmed cases.The information has been compiled on the state’s new COVID-19 dashboard intended to keep “Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the state of the virus.” Officials say they will update the dashboard twice a day.last_img

Bombers fly off to amazing start on Senior Girl’s Basketball circuit

first_img According to head coach Chris Dergousoff, the Bombers were quick out of the gate and set the tone early leading 17-3 after 10 minutes and 30-9 at recess.Leading scores were Ansleigh Dergousoff with 18 points, Allie Zondervan with 15 and Naomi Perkins with 14.  Roxanne Baker chipped in with six points and played great defensively. The Bombers defeated Mount Sentinel Wildcats, host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks and Boundary Central of Midway en route to the tournament title.LVR opened the season Thursday in Castlegar by thumping the Rockers 64-34 in West Kootenay High School Senior Girl’s action. LVR then blasted Mount Sentinel 66-34 behind the 19-point performance of Perkins. Dergousoff had 17 points and Nielsen 14. Friday at the Crowe Cage Bowl, the Bombers held off a late charge by the host club to down the Hawks 62-42.Ansleigh Dergousoff led the Bombers with 19 points while Sian Nielsen had 14, Roxanne Baker 10 and Naomi Perkins nine.center_img The Bombers then pounded Boundary Central 61-15 before concluding with a 60-14 win over Stanley Humphries Rockers.Allie Zondervan had 17 and Roxanne Baker 11 to lead the Bombers against Boundary Central. Grade 9 Camryn Parnell added nine points.Against the Rockers, Perkins scored 16, Nielsen 14 and Camryn Parnell seven. What better way to start a new season that with a win — and a tournament championship, no less.The L.V. Rogers Senior Girls Basketball team has a successful start to their season by winning its first five games, including capturing the Crowe Cage Bowl Tournament Saturday in Trail.last_img read more

Warning over latest phone scam in Donegal

first_imgA Donegal woman has shared a warning to others after experiencing a month of scam calls relating to her phone service.The woman, who is a customer of Eir, said she was receiving phone calls multiple times a day for four weeks from scammers claiming there was a problem with her broadband or landline.The caller then asked for credit card details but when she did not provide them the call was transferred to a premium rate international number. After four weeks of persistent calls, the local woman has finally had the problem fixed by Eir.She advised other people who are targeted to contact their provider.She said: “It started maybe one call a day from a foreign number however in the last week this has rocketed to multiple calls all day and even at 01.05am this morning.“The number is different each time but yesterday the number began with 0074915 so I automatically read it as a local number. “The scam is, if the call is answered, they tell you there is something wrong with your broadband or line and ask for card details. If the person answering doesn’t give these they then ask the person to press 1 to be directed to another team.However when the person does this they transfer the call to a premium rate international number and the landline owner receives a bill for an outrageous amount.”The Donegal woman said she had a positive experience when she contacted Eir, who changed her phone number and added extra security measures.This issue is just one such scam affecting phone customers recently. People on social media have contacted Eir about their issues, and in some cases the fraudsters are threatening to cut off a person’s broadband if they do not provide details.The Eir support site advises customers to take care with spoof callers. Customers are advised to contact their banks if they hand over credit card details to the callers. “Eir will never require access to your computer or your credit/debit card details in relation to a fault/repair,” the company said.Warning over latest phone scam in Donegal was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eirscam callslast_img read more

Heineken expands in South Africa

first_imgA R3.5-billion state-of-the-art brewery, owned 75% by Heineken and 25% by Diageo, officially opened in Sedibeng, south of Johannesburg.The Sedibeng Brewery brews and bottles a range of premium beers – including Amstel, Heineken and Windhoek Lager – for the local market. (Image: Heineken South Africa Facebook)Brand South Africa ReporterA R3.5-billion state-of-the-art brewery, owned 75% by Heineken and 25% by Diageo, officially opened in Sedibeng, south of Johannesburg last week, with expansion already under way to exploit the growth opportunities in South Africa’s premium alcohol beverage market.The Sedibeng Brewery brews and bottles a range of premium beers – including Amstel, Heineken and Windhoek Lager – for the local market. It will also supply ready-to-drink brands Smirnoff Spin and Smirnoff Storm.‘World-class brewery’Heineken Africa MD Tom de Man described the new brewery – built on an 83-hectare site and including a brewery, production plant and warehouse – as one of the most advanced in the world, built with due care for the environment.“Heineken is the number two brewer in Africa and the Middle East, and the significant investment that we made in the Sedibeng Brewery with Diageo, one of the largest private investments in South Africa in the past year, shows our commitment in South Africa,” De Man said in a statement last week.With an initial capacity of 3-million hectoliters, the brewery is already being expanded to increase its capacity by a further 1-million hectolitres by September 2010, in anticipation of growing demand for the premium brands.Three months ahead of scheduleSedibeng Brewery MD Johan Doyer said the brewery had been built three months ahead of schedule, enabling the brewing of Amstel to begin in September 2009, while the brewing of Windhoek began in October and Heineken started in December.“Each of our premium beers are brewed under the watchful eye of Heineken, Amstel and Windhoek brewmasters, in accordance with the original recipes and the highest international brewing standards,” Doyer said.Jobs, skills“All of the South African staff has received training locally, with a large number also being trained overseas.”Sedibeng employed around 3 500 people on site at the height of the construction, and more than 225 permanent jobs will have been created at the brewery by the end of 2010.It is estimated that the brewery will generate an additional R1-billion for the local economy through the indirect employment of 100 support service workers and through the local purchasing of packaging and raw materials.Growth opportunitiesTogether with Namibia Breweries, Heineken and Diageo are shareholders in Brandhouse Beverages – a cost-sharing joint venture in South Africa, and one of the country’s leading marketing, sales, and distribution companies for premium alcohol beverages – which will be responsible for managing the brewery’s warehouse.The Sedibeng Brewery has also allowed Brandhouse to re-introduce Amstel Lager in a returnable bottle format, to replace the existing non-returnable bottles.“The returnable quart segment comprises the overwhelming share of the local beer market, and our ability to offer our customers our premium product in this format will enhance our capacity to meet consumer demand,” said Brandhouse MD Gerald Mahinda.Diageo Africa MD Nick Blazquez said the new brewery would help support the strength of the Brandhouse. “South Africa continues to present significant opportunities for growth in premium alcohol beverage categories,” he said.“Against this backdrop, we believe that Brandhouse is extremely well poised to continue to grow its share and further extend its position as the leading supplier of top quality beers and spirits in the country.“Sedibeng represents the next step in what has already proved to be a very successful and mutually beneficial association between our companies.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

So close for Viljoen, Semenya on song

first_imgSpotakova, by far the most consistent and impressive thrower on the night, captured gold with a mighty heave of 69.55m in the fourth round. Obergfoll and Stahl claimed the other two podium places for Germany. In the final event, the 1 500m, Coertzen was second in his heat in the third best time of all, clocking 4:26.52. Pistorius wrote: “Thank you Lord! Emotional roller coaster!” South African canoeist Bridgitte Hartley won a bronze medal, Sunette Viljoen narrowly missed out on one, Caster Semenya showed off her best form of the season, and Willem Coertzen proved himself one of the best all-round athletes in the world at the Olympic Games in London on Thursday. Viljoen gathered herself up for one final, huge effort in the sixth round, but it still came up short of a medal at 62.61m. 4 by 400m relay dramaThere was drama in the men’s 4 by 400 metres relay heats for South Africa. Decathlete Willem Coertzen shone on day two of the decathlon. He won his 110m hurdles heat in a personal best time of 14.15 seconds and followed that up with another personal best, throwing the discus 43.58m. Mightily impressiveCaster Semenya was mightily impressive in her 800m semi-final heat. Distances droppedUnfortunately, after that Viljoen’s night failed to get better as her marks dropped to 62.71m in round two, a lowly 57.30m and 57.05m in rounds two and three, and 60.93m in round five. That result should not take away from his achievement of reaching the final of the event in his first visit to the Olympic Games. His performances were somewhat surprising, but very welcome. Next, in the pole vault, he cleared 4.50m. His distance of 64.79m with the javelin was sixth best among the decathletes. Mogawane injured his left shoulder in the fall and had to be helped from the track. Meanwhile, third leg runner Oscar Pistorius, realising his dream of possibly winning an Olympic medal was over, put his hands to his head and left the track. The team’s last leg runner, Willem de Beer tweeted: “Appeal successful!! 4x400m relay will run in lane 1 out of the 9 lanes. Nobody is taken out. Grace alone!! I will get to run in the Games!!” Running in the first of two heats, the team, which had won a silver medal at the World Championships in 2011, failed to finish following a collision between second leg runner Ofentse Mogawane and Kenya’s Vincent Mumo Kiilu, which sent the South African crashing to the ground. The South African sprinter, who turned 20 on 30 July, had an unfavourable lane draw, right on the outside, and unfortunately he failed to reproduce the form that had earned him a spot in the final as he came home in eighth place in 20.59 seconds. For javelin ace Viljoen, the result was a big disappointment; she had entered the Olympics with the year’s best throw of 69.35 metres. Then, she topped her qualifying group, needing only one throw to better the required automatic qualifier mark, with a distance of 65.92m. There was some zip missing from the two-time World Championship silver medallist’s form and he chose to play it a little too safe, which cost him in the end. Victory went to Bolt, who completed back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles by winning, in a time of 19.32 seconds. Blake was second in a very fast 19.44 and Warren Weir finished third to complete a Jamaican 1-2-3. By then the South African star had also fallen behind Germany’s Linda Stahl, who had thrown a season’s best 64.91m in the fourth round. In Thursday evening’s competition, Viljoen started off promisingly with an opening throw of 64.63m. Defending champion Barbora Spotakova responded with a distance of 66.90, while the German, Christina Obergfoll, posted a mark of 65.16 metres. That left him on 8 173 points, in ninth place. American athletes finished one-two as world record holder Ashton Eaton took victory ahead of Trey Hardee. Cuba’s Leonel Suarez finished third. Appeal upheldTheir appeal was upheld when the referee ruled that Kiilu had cut across Mogawane, causing him to fall. A decision was then made to put South Africa through to the final. Decathlon Anaso Jobodwana faced a massive challenge in the final of the men’s 200 metres, going up against a field that included Usain Bolt, the world record holder at 19.19 seconds, and Yohan Blake, who ran 19.26 in Brussels last year. Semenya commented afterwards: “I’m very happy to get through to the finals. It was very hard, but I tried my best. I just have to go to my bed.” Trinidad and Tobago went on to win the heat ahead of Great Britain, Cuba and Belgium. The South African team’s management, not happy with the collision that had taken the team out of the race, protested. He told the South African Press Association: “I just managed to stay safe, but this weekend staying safe isn’t enough.” 200 metres She stayed within touch of the leading runners through the first 400 metres and when she made her move she convincingly eased into the lead to win going away in a season’s best time of 1:57.67. LJ van Zyl will replace the injured Mogawane in the final. He ran the anchor leg in Daegu when South African won the silver medal at the World Championships. BMXSifiso Nhlapo failed to make the semi-finals of the BMX competition after he finished fifth three times and sixth twice in his quarterfinals races. 10 August 2012 It was the best that South Africa’s flag bearer has looked in some time and it was also the fastest time of the semi-finals. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Hugnatan steps up big in De Ocampo’s absence

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRanidel de Ocampo went down with a calf injury in the first four minutes of Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals and did not return.But with the way backup forward Reynel Hugnatan filled in the gap, it was as if de Ocampo never left.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Reynel is basically subbing in for AD so his playing time has been limited, not just in this series but also in the series before this. But with Ranidel going out, obviously he has to step up and take that position,” Black said.“He’s been doing that for me for the last three years so he’s been accustomed to doing that already.”Hugnatan is no stranger to showing up in big games, but his latest performance still managed to surprise him.“Of course I was surprised. And I thank coach Norman for giving me playing time. I know Ranidel is out so I just stepped up and luckily, my shooting was there,” said Hugnatan, who only scored two points combined in the first two games and was 0-of-2 from the three-point area heading into the game.Black said de Ocampo could miss the rest of the series, giving Hugnatan another opportunity to shine again starting in Game 4 two nights from now.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Black fears de Ocampo out of finals with calf injury Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hugnatan exploded for 22 points, hitting seven triples in close to 39 minutes of play—numbers that de Ocampo is capable of putting up.“The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 38-year-old Hugnatan hadn’t been playing as much since the arrival of de Ocampo following a three-team trade this conference.In fact, he was only averaging 6.5 minutes in Games 1 and 2 of the finals. But with de Ocampo out, Hugnatan had to play extended minutes and he made the most out of it. “We’ll see on Friday,” Hugnatan said. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special

first_imgKuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas made amends and embraced on a special Players Only Monthy NBA TV special. Screenshot from NBA TV Twitter account.Time heals all wounds, and for NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, years of separation came to an end Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) when the two reconciled in an emotional Players Only Monthly special on NBA TV.“This has been a tremendous day,” said Johnson. “My wife, my mother, my father have been saying y’all need to get back together. So when everybody called, I said no question we’re going to do this. And just to sit across from you and relive those moments of fun, excellence, working hard, dreaming big.”ADVERTISEMENT ”You are my brother. Let me apologize to you if I hurt you—that we haven’t been together. God is good to bring us back together,” he said as the two shared an embrace, mending the fences on what was once a blooming friendship.“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017 MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Johnson and Thomas were close friends in the 1980s but hit road blocks which tore them apart farther from each other.Johnson’s Lakers had a fierce rivalry with Thomas’ Detroit Pistons in the tailend of the decade, as the two teams met thrice in the NBA Finals.“When we got to the (1988 NBA) Finals, our relationship became very different. It was ok for us to be friends when we weren’t competing with the Lakers, but when we started competing with the Lakers, our friendship changed. I remember my son was born in ’88 during the NBA Finals and Magic wouldn’t even come to the hospital,” said Thomas in a previous interview with Sports Illustrated.Tensions continued to heat up when Thomas allegedly questioned Johnson’s sexuality, something which the latter expounded on the Jackie MacMullan book When the Game Was Ours. That led to Thomas being left out of the star-studded “Dream Team” which competed and won the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.“Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics,” wrote Johnson on the book. “Nobody on that team wanted to play with him. I’m sad for Isiah. He has alienated so many people in his life, and he still doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand why he wasn’t chosen for that Olympic team and that’s really too bad. You should be aware when you’ve ticked off more than half of the NBA.”ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Thomas admitted that he felt “blindsided” by those comments in a previous report by Sports Illustrated.Despite the rift, Thomas kept Johnson in his heart and even went out of his way to persuade the players to let Johnson, who retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV, to be included in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.“They weren’t going to let Magic play in the All-Star Game,” he bared in the same Sports Illustrated article. “All the players were coming out (against him). You know how that all got turned around? I had a meeting with all of the players— because I was president of the players’ association—and I told them not only was he going to play, but we were going to shake his hand and give him a hug. And I was the first to shake his hand and hug him and give him a kiss, to let people know that’s not how the virus is spread.”Johnson and Thomas may have long been retired, but they have not left the game they love for good.Johnson is the current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, while Thomas is currently serving as an analyst for NBA TV.last_img read more

Lionel Messi scores, Barca beats Getafe to take 5-point lead at top

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and FC Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored brilliant goals as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 on Sunday to increase its lead in the Spanish league.Barcelona capitalized on slipups by its rivals earlier in the day to take a five-point lead over second-placed Atletico. Sevilla trails Barcelona by seven points in third place, and fifth-placed Real Madrid is 10 points behind, as the league reaches its midway point next round.ADVERTISEMENT D’Angelo Russell leads Nets past Bulls for 3rd win in a row Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Messi came close to adding another goal late in the match but was denied both times by Soria.About Messi, Valverde said: “When is he not decisive? He is the complete player.”Getafe pulled one back through Jaime Mata just before halftime and the hosts had chances to draw level. But Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a powerful header by Leandro Cabrera before Mata squandered a golden opportunity in the 66th when he caught Ter Stegen off his line only to miss the open goal.Getafe, which had conceded only four goals at home this season, remained in seventh place.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “We knew the results of the other matches and we had the pressure to take advantage of them,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. “We are pleased. We earned some points with respect to our chasers, but there are many rounds to go.”Getafe started well but, as he so often does, Messi turned the match around in the 20th minute when he pounced on a loose ball in the area, poked it between the legs of goalkeeper David Soria and slotted it home from a tight angle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSuarez matched his teammate’s effort in the 39th when he planted his left foot as a pivot and used his right leg to rifle the ball from the edge of the area into the corner of the net with a waist-high volley.Messi leads the league with 16 goals, followed by Suarez in second place with 12. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Fearing Head Injury, Borland Quits NFL

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football, and the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could not change his mind.He was worried about head trauma. And now at age 24, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring.The 49ers announced his decision March 16, without offering specifics. But Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier in the day he wants to do “what’s best for my health.”Borland had a team-leading 108 tackles as a rookie, emerging as a punishing defender. He also had a sack and two interceptions.“From what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think it’s worth the risk,” Borland said in the interview. “I feel largely the same, as sharp as I’ve ever been. For me, it’s wanting to be proactive. I’m concerned that if you wait till you have symptoms, it’s too late.”49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said the team was surprised by his move and called Borland a “consummate professional.”Borland’s big announcement comes less than a week after five-time All Pro linebacker Patrick Willis walked away from football. Borland replaced Willis in the starting lineup after his October toe injury required surgery.The dual retirements are big blows to a team that has also lost coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio after the season, then watched Frank Gore, Mike Iupati, Chris Culliver and Perrish Cox depart in free agency this past week. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was promoted to head coach following an 8-8 season, the club’s first time out of the playoffs in four years.“While unexpected, we certainly respect Chris’ decision,” Baalke said. “From speaking with Chris, it was evident that he had put a great deal of thought into this decision. He was a consummate professional from day one and a very well-respected member of our team and community.“Chris is a determined young man that overcame long odds in his journey to the NFL and we are confident he will use the same approach to become very successful in his future endeavors. We will always consider him a 49er and wish him all the best.”The NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for November, Borland injured an ankle on the final play of the first half against the Seahawks on Dec. 14 and didn’t play again last season.The 49ers selected Borland in the third round of the draft out of Wisconsin, where he was an imposing pass rusher.(JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more