Grand welcome awaits for Sprinter Hima Das

first_imgSonowal likely to receive sprinter at airport on FridayOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare Department is organizing a grand reception for Hima Das who is arriving in Guwahati on Friday.The athlete will be felicitated on the same day at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.Elaborating the programme, Sports and Youth Welfare Director Pabitraram Khound has informed the media that Hima, the new sensation in Indian athletics, will land at the LGBI Airport at 1 pm on Friday. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, along with top officials of the Sports and Youth Welfare Department, is likely to be present at the airport to receive the ‘golden girl’. Later she will be felicitated at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in the evening on the same day. A cash award of Rs 1.6 crore will be handed over to the sprinter by the Chief Minister at the function.Khound added: “Before the felicitation function Hima will visit the Samadhi Khetra of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika to pay tribute to the legendary singer. The athlete also wishes to visit the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium after her arrival in the city. We will fulfil her wish.”The media briefing was also attended by Lakhya Konwar, the member secretary of the State Level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare. He said that several former renowned sports persons, including Bhogeswar Baruah, were invited to attend the felicitation function. The secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association, Rajiv Mehta will also be present at the function.last_img read more

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Miami-Dade schools launches Student Free Vaccination Program for Sixth-Graders

first_imgA doctor vaccinates a patient in a municipal vaccination centre in Nice, southeastern France, September 9,2009. Four vaccination centres will be opened by Nice’s municipality in case of contagion of H1N1 influenza virus contagion. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE HEALTH) Miami-Dade County Public Schools has partnered with Healthy Schools LLC to offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough – also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th grade.The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31, 2019.Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form was sent home with each 6th-grade student. Parents or guardians should complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form, which will be available in English and Spanish.Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form can obtain one by accessing Dadeschools.net. If you require additional languages, please contact your child’s school.last_img read more

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‘That’s what friends are for’: Aubameyang happy to give up hat-trick bid

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said he was happy to give up the chance to claim a hat-trick on Sunday, preferring to see Arsenal strike partner Alexandre Lacazette convert a confidence-boosting penaltyArsenal defeated relegation-haunted Stoke 3-0 with Aubameyang scoring twice — a penalty and another from open play — with substitute Lacazette scoring the third, also from the spot a minute before time.Aubameyang revealed he passed up the opportunity to score a maiden Arsenal hat-trick — he had scored two for Borussia Dortmund this season before his January transfer — because he wanted to help Lacazette.The Frenchman had returned from injury for his first game since February 10 and accepted the gift gratefully.“I had scored twice already so I knew it would be good for his confidence,” Aubameyang explained.Some managers do not allow anybody other than the designated penalty-taker to have a go from 12 yards but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made it clear he approved of the gesture.“That shows the state of our society — that when people are generous they are surprised,” he said.“Even more when it is footballers — and when it is strikers even more.“I wasn’t surprised because I know they have a good understanding. I like that because it can only make the team stronger. I think it’s great.”Meanwhile, Wenger’s opinion on Aubameyang’s new hairstyle remains unknown.– Hair’s to you –The Gabon forward had the name Marina etched on to the side of his head. “It is my grandmother’s name,” he said. “She passed away last week so this is my dedication to her.”The win did nothing to alter the Gunners’ position of sixth in the Premier League table, and they are now concentrating on the Europa League, with CSKA Moscow due at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday for a quarter-final first leg clash.But Stoke boss Paul Lambert was left fuming with the penalty decision on the first goal.A point would have been precious to second bottom Stoke and they were 15 minutes away from achieving just that when referee Craig Pawson awarded a penalty for Bruno Martins Indi’s challenge on Mesut Ozil.Lambert was convinced the penalty should not have been given as Martin Indi, although approaching from a position behind Ozil, had got enough on the ball.The Scot argued that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system — not yet used in the Premier League — would have seen the original decision overturned had it been in operation.“It was a game-changer because a couple of minutes earlier we had hit the post,” he said.“I know we have the benefit of replays and Craig doesn’t but for the big moments you have to be so precise.”VAR has courted plenty of controversy itself since trials began in the FA Cup earlier this season, but Lambert was a fan.“I’ve seen VAR work in Germany,” he said. “It worked seamlessly, absolutely no problem at all.“We bring it over here and it seems to be confusing but for this sort of incident? Absolutely. The referees need help for the big calls.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

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Death of Broward County Firefighter Ruled Homicide

first_imgThe Broward County Sheriff’s Office have ruled the death of a Coral Springs firefighter a homicide.The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed over the weekend that a body found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo.BSO deputies found Randazzo’s body early Saturday morning.He was last seen alive round 1 a.m., on Saturday, according to BSO.The homicide took place between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. in Lauderdale By The Sea, authorities said.Randazzo had been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March.Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018, according to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.Randazzo was honored by fellow firefighters Tuesday as his body was transported to a local funeral home.“Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.”“A reward of $3,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.”last_img read more

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Florida woman charged with murder after suffocating baby with pillow

first_imgA 24-year-old mother has been charged with murder after authorities say she confessed to suffocating her 10-month-old son with a pillow while he laid in his crib.Victoria Jackson of Clearwater, Florida was arrested Friday after a person she confided in came forward to report that Jackson admitted to killing her son and to lying to medical staff and police about the incident.According to the report, Jackson called authorities on May 24th to report that she found her son, Malachi Jackson, unresponsive in his crib. Malachi  was rushed to Morton Plant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.While the details of Jackson’s story were not available in the report, authorities say they were in the process of investigating Jackson’s story when they were contacted by the 3rd party.Investigators then brought Jackson in for an additional interview where she confessed to killing her son.Jackson has since been booked into the Pinellas County jail and is now facing a first-degree murder charge.last_img read more

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Florida man gets 17 years after wife signed for packages containing 1,000+ ecstasy pills

first_imgA South Florida man is headed to prison after his wife signed for two packages containing more than 1,000 ecstasy pills.32-year-old, Eric Roper, was convicted in October on one count of possession with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on Monday after a jury found him guilty.According to reports,federal agents stopped two packages addressed to Roper’s home, and planned a controlled delivery of fake pills in April. However, Roper’s wife answered the door when an undercover postal man made the delivery. She called Roper on the phone, and he gave her the instructions to sign for the packages.He was arrested later that day after arriving home.Roper’s wife was not charged.last_img

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VIDEO: Florida Teacher Physically Removes Student From Class

first_imgAn alarming incident caught on camera of a Florida teacher physically removing the 14 year old student from his classroom at Palm Coast Middle School.Jeffrey Paffumi was arrested this week for the incident at Buddy Taylor Middle School, some of which was captured on cell phone video by a student.The student’s father tells WESH he wanted to press charges immediately after seeing the footage.According to the arrest report, the student admitted to calling the teacher a racial slur. Investigators say the teacher said the student was playing music from his computer and refused to turn it off. He also said the student slapped his hand away before he attempted to remove him from the classroom.The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says Paffumi removed the 14-year-old from his chair, carried him out of the class, and shoved him down the hall. The 47-year-old teacher was hit with a battery charge. Officials say Paffumi has been in trouble with the law before. He was also charged with criminal mischief and battery in 2012. Paffumi has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.last_img read more

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Authorities arrested a man who faked his death to avoid prosecution in a child rape case

first_imgAuthorities arrested a Mississippi man who, police say, faked his own death to avoid prosecution in the alleged rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter.On Wednesday, 43-year-old Jacob Blair Scott was arrested in the Antlers, Oklahoma, area after Pushmataha County Sheriff’s Office received a tip describing Scott and saying he was living in an RV.Scott was added to the US Marshals 15 Most Wanted list, according to US Marshals Inspector Jeremy Stilwell.Police say he was not cooperative at first, and denied his identity. Authorities were able to verify it was him by by his tattoos.The US Marshals said they believed Scott had faked a suicide on his boat to avoid prosecution and could have lived off the grid, thanks to his military training. Officials offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his arrest.Scott has been indicted on 14 counts, including sexual battery, touching a child for lustful purposes and exploitation of a child. He’s also wanted by federal authorities in Mississippi for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.He’s being held in the Pittsburg County jail in Oklahoma.last_img read more

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Hollywood man drugged and robbed of Rolex watch

first_imgHollywood Police say a woman drugged and robbed a 28-year-old man outside of a Hollywood home on Friday January 27th.The unidentified man says he met the suspect at a party in a Miami Beach nightclub. The victim said they ended up at a friend’s house after a night of bar hopping.According to police, the woman had her eye on the gold Rolex the victim wore that night, which costed approximately $36,000.The victim told investigators he may have been drugged because he woke up to find his Tesla keys missingOfficials obtained surveillance footage showing the woman leave the friend’s house to unlock the victim’s car, and a man appeared to open the Tesla and take the Rolex .Police say the two may have been working together.Investigators need help identifying the suspect. Police say she is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds and has dark brown or black hair.If you have any information regarding this theft and recognize the subject, call Hollywood Police or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.last_img read more

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Florida Senate passes parental consent abortion bill

first_imgFlorida lawmakers are moving closer to enacting legislation that would require parental consent before a minor can get an abortion.On Thursday, the state Senate voted along party lines to advance the measure.If the measure becomes law, Florida would join 26 other states in requiring at least one parent give written permission authorizing a doctor to terminate the pregnancy of a minor.last_img

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