Two Florida police officers just found out that they are related bringing a whole new meaning to “joint task force.”Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy David Stull reached out to Boynton Beach Police Officer Eric Reynolds to let him know they are half-brothers.Stull was adopted as an infant, but recently submitted DNA to 23andMe to learn more about his family history.They both share the same father and both became law enforcement officers.The two central Florida men met for the first time in late July.
Florida is joining 29 other states that are part of an electronic network which is intended to maintain the integrity of voter rolls.According to elections officials, the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) could potentially help local election officials verify existing registration records and detect duplicate registrations to avoid issues at the polls.In making the announcement Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis said that he expects our state to join the program before the 2020 election.He also estimated that between 4 million to 5 million Floridians are not registered to vote. However, DeSantis emphasized that our state would be conducting outreach to register new voters only because it is an ERIC requirement, adding, “People spend big money trying to get voters registered. If it was just as easy to send them a postcard in the mail and fill it out, well, that would make it much easier. And typically you’ve [actually] got to do more outreach than that.”Florida, which currently has more than 13.4 million registered voters, would be the largest member of ERIC.The state’s entry to the program follows the release earlier this year of the Mueller Report, which alleged that Russians hacked electronic voter registration records in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 election.
Authorities in Tamarac have arrested a 24-year-old man for the drowning deaths of a 5 and a 6-year-old boy.The incident occurred on May 22nd around 9:30 pm.According to the report, the children were found submerged in the pool and were given CPR. They were then transported to Northwest Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.On Tuesday, John Louis Lynn who was supposed to be watching the children at the time, was arrested a charged with manslaughter, after an investigation led officials to believe that Lynn did not provide proper care and supervision for the children. Officials says because he was not properly watching the children, he is responsible for their deaths.
A Florida woman is facing a life-sentence after she killed a teen who she believed molested her daughter several years prior.43-year-old Connie Serbu was convicted Thursday for the 2016 murder of 18-year-old Xavier Sierra.According to the report, Serbu contacted the teen and asked him if he wanted to make money by assembling bunk beds.Serbu then met up the with teen and confronted him about allegations that her young daughter made about Sierra touching her inappropriately when the girl was about five-years-old and he was 12 or 13.Serbu and her brother, 29-year-old John Vargas armed with two stun guns, two handguns, an ice pick and a potato to silence the gun, then drove the teen to an undeveloped area near the Naples airport where he was then killed.Vargas was fatally wounded in a struggle for one of the guns as the teen attempted to escape. Serbu then fatally shot the teen in the chest.During a police interview, Serbu confessed to wanting to kill the teen because her daughter told a babysitter that Sierra inappropriately touched her.Serbu has been found guilty of second-degree murder and now faces a possible life sentence. Her next hearing is set for Jan. 3rd.It is unclear if the child’s allegations are true.
The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced.The vote was 29-1, with the Portland Trail Blazers voting against the proposal. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida.
During a news conference on Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is putting $250 million it received from the federal CARES Act toward rental, mortgage, and other housing assistance for Floridians who suffered financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Hundreds of thousands of Floridians who may have already had difficulty making ends meet are now suffering even more, losing a job, not being able to find a job, having to figure out how to pay for child care while schools were in distance learning,” DeSantis said.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health on Friday, there are 323,002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.Florida’s unemployment rate in June was up 10.4% according to the latest reports.
30 May 2013 England Golf backs new women’s Access event England Golf is backing the launch of a new tournament on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS). The WPGA International Challenge, supported by the Professional Golfers’ Association, will be played at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa (pictured) on September 26-28 – and the field will include 20 elite amateurs. Nigel Edwards, the England Golf performance director has praised the opportunity for England’s leading women amateurs to gain valuable experience. He said: “England Golf is delighted to be a partner with the LET Access Tour. The Access Series provides a valuable opportunity for our top players as they progress from their amateur career by providing entry to competitive professional events. “Stoke by Nayland will provide a challenging venue and we know the team there will bring experience from their previous support of the European Challenge Tour and Senior Tour and deliver an excellent event for players and spectators alike.” The 54-hole tournament, which is the only UK event on the LETAS schedule, will have a prize fund of €25,000 and total field of 120 players. It will include 20 WPGA members, including the winners of six events and the leading players on a qualifying order of merit. Di Barnard, Tour Director LET Access Series, said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of the WPGA International Challenge to the 2013 LETAS schedule. There is a very strong golfing community in the UK and a large representation of players from this region on both the LET and LETAS.” The PGA’s chief executive, Sandy Jones, commented: “I am very pleased to say that we are presenting the event at Stoke by Nayland, a venue that is well known to us and has partnered the PGA on many past occasions to stage great golf events. “Being within the UK it presents for our elite level women golfers a great chance to progress their tournament careers and I take this opportunity to wish them all good luck and success. ” Situated in a stunning “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” on the Suffolk/Essex border, Stoke by Nayland has the experience of staging European Challenge Tour, European Senior Tour and PGA Europro events. Susanna Rendall, managing director of the family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “We feel honoured and privileged to have been selected as the first venue in the UK to hold this prestigious event and very much look forward to welcoming these talented golfers here from all over the world – and to playing our part in helping to promote women’s international golf.”
But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. 10 Apr 2017 Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and now he’s made a winning start to his men’s career with victory in the Berkhamsted Trophy For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points. Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Click here for more information Caption: Charlie Thornton with the Berkhamsted Trophy (image courtesy Ian Hall). Thornton, who won the 2016 England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit, triumphed in a sudden death play-off for the Berkhamsted Trophy against fellow Yorkshireman Ben Hutchinson. Teenager Charlie Thornton signed off from boys’ golf on a high and has immediately followed up with a winning start to his men’s career. Thornton moves up with Berkhamsted Trophy win They tied on seven–under par after 72 holes on the Hertfordshire course, with Hutchinson (Howley Hall) forcing the play-off with an up and down at the last. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. The field included 14-year-old Berkhamsted member Ben Pierleoni, who immediately after event, travelled to North Wales to represent England U16s in this week’s quadrangular match against Ireland, Wales and Holland. But Thornton, 18, (Fulford) took the title on the first extra hole to follow in the footsteps of such previous winners as Sandy Lyle, Luke Donald and Andy Sullivan. For the first time this year the event attracted World Amateur Golf Ranking points.
Here at England Golf we’re telling the stories of our wonderful volunteers, starting with Liz Haughton, the junior organiser at Greetham Valley Golf Club, Lincolnshire.If you volunteer in golf we’d love to hear your story and what you have achieved. It will help us to develop our Volunteer Action Plan which will help shape the support we provide to volunteers, clubs and our partners.You can get in touch by contacting Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com But now, read on to find out about Liz Haughton (pictured):Liz got into golf because her husband played and quite quickly became a county player, then took a break to have a family before returning to the game when her children also began to play. Liz took on the role of Junior Organiser about three years ago because she felt there was an opportunity to improve the junior section at the club. This is her first volunteer role in golf.Creating a relaxed family atmosphere around the junior section has really worked at Greetham Valley GC. Parents are involved as much as possible, even playing in the roll-ups and this year the club held an Adult and Junior Pairs Open, which was a great success with around 50 entries.The members are great with juniors and there are no restrictions on playing in competitions at the club. However there are also junior roll-ups every week during the summer and varied social events throughout the year which have included trips to the British Masters and pre-season away days.Liz said: “Our Junior Section is growing year by year and by combining competitive golf and fun, social activities, we seem to have found the perfect balance!”Facebook plays a pivotal role in organising junior activity and has proved a great way for the juniors to connect with each other. There is a closed group for members and Liz has recently set up an open group, which is already attracting a good following.Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager, commented: “The junior section has developed some really good young golfers and is also having team success in the County League. But, perhaps more importantly, the section has grown considerably under Liz’s tenure and is fantastic at retaining juniors because of the atmosphere and overall experience.”Liz gets great satisfaction from the role and the interaction with juniors: “Seeing the amazing progress that the juniors are making with their golf and their increased social confidence is incredibly rewarding. I am very proud of them all!”The Greetham Valley experience shows that creating a sociable environment and enjoyable experiences on and off the course are key components to developing a healthy junior section. Tags: Liz Haughton, Volunteer 21 Nov 2017 Golf’s hidden heroes – the stories of our volunteers
FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2013, file photo, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier plays against Indiana during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Shazier was selected in the first round, 15th overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL draft on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)• Truth is the . . . your Pittsburgh Steelers have a multitude of needs, so the first pick in the first round is just the start of what we hope are many good things to come. That being said, Ryan Shazier, the linebacker out of Ohio State is a good start. 6’1″, 240 lbs., and 4.3/4.4 speed certainly addresses one of the many problems an 8 and 8 team for the last two years has. The – Truth – Hurts – Huh!!!• Your Pittsburgh Penguins go up 3-1 on the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs. There, I’ve kept my promise to the sports gods to keep you informed.• Is it me or is there still a plane missing with over 300 people on board? I’m just asking!• You don’t know it and you certainly don’t see it because they’re bringing it in under the radar, but the Spurs are re-loading for the rematch with The Heat. They’ve waited a year to take back the championship that was stolen from them with seconds on the clock. Made possible due to poor coaching by “The Great Pop” down the stretch.Bill Neal• Look L.A. Clippers owner Dan Sterling wants the world to know he’s not a racist. He was only upset that his girl “V” was with Black men because he loves her so very much and was jealous. Two things Dan . . . my man . . . shut up! and secondly “V” . . . get paid girl. Don’t hate the player, hate the game!• Don’t miss the Chris Moore Show on KDKA 1020 on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Local former NBA players B.B. Flenory (one of the greatest players in Duquesne University basketball history, drafted by the Boston Celtics), Myron Brown (Slippery Rock University All-American and Hall of Famer, drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves) Chuck Cooper III (the son of Chuck Cooper, the first African-American to play Pro-Basketball, the CEO of the Chuck Cooper Foundation and a former outstanding high school and college player) along with yours truly (CEO of Champion Enterprises and the founder of the nationally and internationally recognized Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League) as we sit in with world class talk show host, Chris Moore to discuss the ongoing saga of Dan Sterling, L.A. Clippers ousted owner and the cast of characters involved in the recent racist scandal.< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >