Passage by Kareem Mortimer wowed audiences at the Portland Maine Film Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMore from the film scene for the Caribbean, this time a director’s choice award for Bahamian film maker Kareem Mortimer. The Bahamian film, simply called: Passage wowed audiences at the Portland Maine Film Festival… Passage’s win in Maine was the latest in a string of laurels that the short has earned. Its success on the festival circuit includes a win in the open category of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, On Location: Grand Bahama Island and Best Short at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Clarence Rolle of the Bahamas Film & Television Commission accepted on behalf of Mortimer. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

AN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON NATIONAL HERITAGE DAY

first_img National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2014 – Culture is the soul of a nation; the finest expression of humanity and a record of a people’s evolution and advancement. From Salt Ponds, to the Conch Farm; from “going-in-the-field” to billion dollars luxury resorts; from the peaceful donkeys in Grand Turk to the Private Jets in Providenciales; from potato bread to Lobster in reduction sauce; Pepper Joy to Bambara Rum, as a people our cultural story demonstrates a culture in evolution and advancement and that my fellow countrymen is our Heritage. This is what has and will distinguish us from every other nation in the world. It is our unique marker, our signature across history and it is what follows us into the world even as it brings the world to us. And so, I call on you, as your Queen, with pride and affection for all that we are throughout our National Heritage Month, on October 13th; National Heritage Day and beyond, to embrace it. Let me tell you why our heritage means so much to me, and why in this wide, vast world, as we let our imaginations soar across our borders; we must keep our minds rooted firmly in our own historical truth:There are many ways to enter what is beautiful about us, what is humane and what gives us grace, but for me it is the music. We seem to breathe and live by a certain rhythm and melody. I feel it when I do not hear it. But as soon as I hear that Rake n’ Scrape, I feel like a bundle of smiles, and I see the humour, the practicality, the simplicity and the sense of dignity that is in our national character. You see, Rake n’ Scrape to me means a people who have little, but are content to make beauty even with the little they possess. There is something magical, warm and honourable about that. That is our heritage.Who can fail to see and feel something special about our people? We are all Sister and Brother. At every turn we are Cousin… “cuz” so and so. Speaking to us about family is like speaking about the elements of chemistry: we say: “She is my grandmother’s aunt’s husband’s second daughter, but she is my third cousin”. We are “Titter” this and “Babba” that. It is charming and funny, but underneath it reflects and confirms a tradition of respect amongst us, amongst generations of brothers and sisters that is dying in other places around the world. And yet, when the world comes to our shores, we welcome then into this culture of family. This too is our heritage.I love the land, our land – Beautiful by Nature, (Bountiful by Skill), as God intended and the angels obliged. And while I love the fresh mornings, or the Sweet Salinas at Salt Cay, the old world charm and gentility of Grand Turk, and as I am seduced by ambition by Provo’s luxurious race into the future, and made tender by North Caicos’ tending of the soil or Middle Caicos’ calm, where time seems still, and of course, the historical “swag’ of the “Big South”, it is the Flamingoes for me: They seem ancient and delicate. I love the fact that their colour comes from the interaction between what they eat and what the sea provides… because the sea is how we survived. This is also our blessed heritage.In some countries they have monuments and we have our little share. But ours is a remembered culture and a heritage to be acknowledged, remembered and celebrated. I am your honoured Queen and unlike other Queens, I am empowered by you only to issue decrees of love. Let us love what we are through what we have been as the path to what we must become. Let us live with the grace of our national story… and let us gain from and give to our heritage all that gives love, and so gives life to life.Shanice WilliamsMiss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014 Recommended for you Related Items:miss tci universe, national heritage month, shanice williams National Heritage Month ends New TCI based magazine debuts: Karibelast_img read more

GROCERY STORE WARS HEAT UP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Grocery store, williams auditorium Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2014 – GROCERY STORE WARS HEAT UP as the proliferation of grocery store openings is driving prices down. Consumers win as essentials are seeing competitive deals during Christmas. Magnetic Media has received reports that larger stores known for higher priced goods have seen a significant slow down with so many newcomers in the market. Expansions and dual locations including buy outs and competitive leasing of spaces like the former Island Pride and as of yesterday, the former Williams Auditorium are also headling consumer news. At least four more grocery stores are forecast to open in Provo in early 2015.center_img Grocery Specials at Sonny Foods – SALE on NOW Williams Auditorium transforms with New Community Focuslast_img read more

Nancy Reagan gone but touched the Caribbean

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – The former first lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan on Sunday died at her home in California. Reagan is arguably most well known for her ‘Just Say No’ campaign of the 80s and 90s which was geared to young people and it encouraged them – not just in the US, but around the world – to say ‘no’ to drug use and abuse. In the TCI, a program inspired by this Just Say No initiative remains in the government high school system; that program is called DARE and brings Police officers into the school to forge friendlier relations with students and to act as a deterrent to crime. It may be the closest and only link the TCI has with the spirited Nancy Reagan, who passed away at the ripe age of 94; 12 years following her husband, President Ronald Reagan who died in 2004. Social Media on the job, what a study reveals Related Items:caribbean, died, nancy reagan, touchlast_img read more

Gerrard called for lifetime bans for violent supporters

first_imgRangers head coach Steven Gerrard has called for a lifetime ban on apprehended football supporters who threw missiles.Alfredo Morelos was hit by an object while celebrating a second Rangers goal against St Mirren.The Colombian star who netted a goal in injury time that rounded off the match to a 2-0 victory. But during the celebration, what appeared to be a coin bounced off his leg four days. And this is coming after Neil Lennon was struck in the face by a coin thrown by a Hearts fan at Tynecastle.“At any stadium in the world, we don’t want to see things getting thrown onto the pitch,” said Gerrard via Daily Mail.“And I say that to all my rivals out there as well. It’s not right to throw things from the crowd.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“It’s not acceptable in any sport. Is it going to have to take someone’s eye to come out or someone to be badly hurt from an object for us to make it stop?”“These people shouldn’t be at a football match. You just ban them forever. It’s that simple. Then it will stop. If it gets ignored, it will go on and on.”“Alfredo didn’t mention it. He gets on with it and just wants to play football. He’s been called up for Colombia. He’s been excellent and he deserved his goal.”St Mirren boss Oran Kearney didn’t know what had happened but having been captured by television cameras, Kearney said:‘If that is the case, there’s no place for that in football. Any person who steps inside a football ground should have an entitlement to their safety and the same when they walk out of it again. That’s the bare minimum we can ask for.’last_img read more

De Gea wants to stay at United says Mourinho

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes goalkeeper David de Gea wants to remain at the club, as negotiations for a new deal continue.The Spaniard’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and United will likely exercise their option to extend his contract for a further year if talks for a long-term deal fell through, but Mourinho is confident the 28-year-old is going nowhere.“I know he wants to stay,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know that the board wants him to stay and they are working on that.“So hopefully, sooner or later, they arrive at a good conclusion.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…De Gea pulled off another incredible save at Old Trafford on Tuesday to help United beat a resilient Young Boys in stoppage-time and qualify for the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.“Without David’s save, there would be no winning goal,” added Mourinho.“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and if our ambitions are to be a big club, a winning club you need the best goalkeeper in the world.“You also need some other best players [in their position] in the world, in this case, we only have the best goalkeeper in the world.”last_img read more

Pochettino doesnt mind if Eriksen leaves Tottenham

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, already revealed that his squad won’t make a huge drama if Christian Eriksen ends up leaving.Tottenham Hotspur has been struggling lately with the dilemma of not knowing if midfielder Christian Eriksen will extend his contract or leave, the Danish player has many offers on the table and there is no certainty that he will remain at the club regardless of what Mauricio Pochettino does.The Argentine manager is well aware of this and has already hinted that the club won’t mind letting him leave if things don’t work out, essentially confirming that they don’t consider him an integral part of the Spurs.“Football is so dynamic, always changing every day. It’s not only your decision but the player’s decision,” said Pochettino via Four Four Two.“Now is a moment to enjoy our present. Players like him are focused on doing a good job and the performances that we need. A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or the next few days.”“Football is so dynamic: it’s about decision, decision, decision, decision. We hope we are going to take the best decision for the club, that the player can take the best decision for their future and the club.”“It’s about negotiation, about many things that happen. Football is so dynamic; you always need to move on.”Pochettino took the time to reflect on how well the squad has grown in the last few years under his tutelage, almost daring Eriksen to leave and regret it for the rest of his career.“We created together a massive platform. The players are enjoying that platform; the fans are enjoying it,” he added.“Four and a half years ago, it was a difficult start for everyone. Every single press conference in the first six months was about ‘how’: ‘How [to] reduce the gap to the top six? How [to] reduce the gap to the top four? How to be competitive in the big games, be consistent, how, how, how, how?’”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The last step is the most difficult. It looks so close, but sometimes it’s not so close. That’s why it’s tough to keep going, but we have the energy and we want to try.”“We are competing with big, big sides. We believe in our quality and in the way that we play but when you compete in the Premier League, it’s always difficult,” he continued.“We need to be ready again to compete against Bournemouth. If we are able to cross that line, to stop thinking of that [last] result and be focused and consistent in the next game, maybe we are ready to win [a trophy].”“But this season is a challenge. I told you in the first press conference after the World Cup that this would be the most difficult season for us.”“We’re in a very good position, in the last 16 of the Champions League, semi-final of the [EFL] Cup, we haven’t started the FA Cup but we’re third in the Premier League.”“The circumstances were not the best to start the season, but we fight a lot and we’re doing a fantastic job, but you need to start to prepare the game against Bournemouth because the competition doesn’t wait for you. You need to show again your quality,” he concluded.Christian Eriksen pic.twitter.com/y6sxvYYVQT— dantt (@noamsupernova) December 25, 2018last_img read more

Tijuana resources stretched and thousands more expected to arrive

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Tijuana braces for the arrival of thousand of people from the caravan, which has their resources stretched.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman reports from the US-Mexico border. Tijuana resources stretched and thousands more expected to arrive KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

750M Powerball Jackpot drawing today

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Will there finally be a winner tonight? Powerball winning number were just announced.Here are the drawing number for 03.27.2019: 16-20-27-44-62-(12)More on the Powerball: https://www.powerball.com/games/home $750M Powerball Jackpot drawing today KUSI Newsroom, March 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 27, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA Past President Wins National Lincoln Agribusiness Award

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) Past-President Bart Ruth was announced as the Agribusiness recipient for the Abraham Lincoln National Agricultural Awards. The winners were announced at the 2009 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Ruth was President of ASA in 2001-02.”It’s sometimes quite shocking to be selected for your individual efforts when you know there were a great number of people that were involved in the success during your terms of leadership, but it’s always quite an honor to be selected for awards such as this,” Ruth said. “It also reenergizes you, possibly, to stay further involved in your industry.”Ruth began his farming career while still in high school by renting a small number of acres from his father. After completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy-Crop Production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he started farming in partnership with his father full time. Ruth currently farms approximately 1,500 acres of row crop corn and soybeans.Ruth decided to pursue leadership roles within ASA after serving on the Nebraska Soybean Association Board and was elected one of four Vice Presidents in 1999. The following year he was elected First Vice President, the first in a three-year cycle culminating with terms as ASA President in 2001 and ASA Chairman in 2002.During his terms on the ASA Board, Ruth had the opportunity to testify before Congress on four occasions. He played an active role in developing farm policies that impact farmers on a daily basis. Ruth has traveled internationally on 15 different occasions on behalf of the soybean industry. His interest and knowledge in policy development, specifically trade policy, has greatly benefited the state and national soybean organizations.”As I look back during some of the policy accomplishments that the American Soybean Association achieved during my tenure, I think we had a lot of really positive successes that really set the tone for the soybean industry for the past decade.” Ruth said. “I think particularly getting the biodiesel industry started in the U.S. was a major accomplishment, as well as getting full program status for soybeans and direct payments in the 2002 Farm Bill.”Ruth was elected to the Nebraska Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2007 and received the Eisenhower Fellowship for Agriculture in 2005. He is currently a National Steering Committee member of the 25x’25 Renewable Energy Work Group.The Abraham Lincoln National Agricultural Awards program was established to promote agriculture and its impact on the citizens of the world and to celebrate individuals, companies, businesses and educational institutions that have made significant contributions in this area.last_img read more

ASAs Gaesser Tackles Weed Resistance at NC Workshop

first_imgASA First Vice President Ray Gaesser was in North Carolina last week to take part in a Scenario Planning Workshop produced by Bayer CropScience.The workshop focused on weed resistance management, and Gaesser and other participants were challenged to provide ideas that would have impact on the outcome of weed resistance. Ideas had to consider the external world influence-political, economic, social, technological, environmental and regulatory. Ideas were then distilled down to four scenarios containing both the extremely positive and negative and a couple in the middle.During the workshop, Bayer officials pointed out concerns that the seriousness of the weed resistance problem may not be fully realized within the industry.Gaesser and Bayer expressed interest in further meetings on this critical issue for soybean farmers.last_img read more

New Chairs and Appointees to ASA Committees Unveiled

first_imgASA President Ray Gaesser has named the chairs and appointees for the association’s various committees and working groups.New First Vice President Wade Cowan of Brownfield, Texas, will chair the Public Affairs Committee. Vice Presidents Bob Worth of Lake Benton, Minn., and Bob Henry of Robinson, Kan., will remain as chairs of the Membership and Corporate Relations and Trade Policy and International Affairs Committees, respectively.Vice President Kevin Hoyer of West Salem, Wisc., will chair the Communications Committee, and President Gaesser will assume the role of chairman for both the Farm Bill Task Force and the Biotechnology Working Group.For a full list of appointments and members on each committee, please click here.last_img

Soy Growers WTO Appeals Ruling Highlights Need for Solution to COOL

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) has again called for a coordinated approach to fix the United States’ mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rule for imported meat. ASA’s call comes in light of a ruling Monday from the World Trade Organization Appellate Body that determined the COOL rule gives domestic producers an unfair advantage over importers from Canada and Mexico. ASA President Wade Cowan, a farmer from Brownfield, Texas, underscored the association’s concerns and indicated that ASA will support new legislation to repeal COOL from House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway:“This most recent ruling from the WTO is hardly a surprise, and reinforces our long-held contention that we’ve got to find a fix for COOL. The rule is an unworkable one, and has the potential to create significant problems, both for the livestock industry that represents our number one customer, and for soybean farmers directly, should Canada and Mexico opt to place retaliatory tariffs on American soy. Beyond these most immediate impacts, we remain concerned about the impact of this issue on our trading relationships.“ASA has consistently opposed the COOL program.  In the wake of the WTO’s fourth ruling against COOL, we support legislation to repeal the program, including the bill introduced yesterday by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway.  Recognizing that legislation to repeal or make COOL compliant with U.S. WTO obligations could take significant time, we call on the Administration to ask the WTO for 60-day arbitration with the governments of Canada and Mexico to prevent more immediate retaliatory tariffs on imports, potentially including soybeans and soy and livestock products.  We also call on Congress to look at alternative measures for making COOL WTO-compliant.“Our primary and most pressing concern is avoiding retaliation. As producers of the nation’s leading farm export, soybean farmers have a huge stake in trade partnerships that are robust and mutually beneficial. With regard to COOL, we have to take every step to ensure that American policies are crafted in such a way that avoids retaliatory steps from our trading partners. All parties, from Congress to USDA to our counterparts in foreign markets, must come to the table and establish a solution that will help to keep the pathways of global trade free and open.”In response to the WTO report, the House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway introduced legislation (H.R. 2393) to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken.  On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee marked-up the bill and was able to favorably report it out of Committee by a vote of 38-6. The bill now heads to the House floor for consideration. Chairman Conaway expressed a desire to move it through the House floor in early June.last_img read more

Heinen Puts Soybean Farm Bill Roadmap on Record at Senate Ag Field

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) laid out its initial approach to the upcoming farm bill negotiations in a hearing today before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry in Manhattan, Kan.Testifying on behalf of ASA, Lucas Heinen, who farms in Everest, Kan., and serves as the president of the Kansas Soybean Association, pointed to the state of the farm economy as the most compelling signal of the need for a robust risk management framework in the farm bill. Citing falling prices for soybeans and the reduced cost of the 2014 Farm Bill as compared to original estimates, Heinen noted that ASA will push to fund farm bill programs to the level needed to adequately address each program’s needs, even if that means increasing funding.“I understand that the conventional view in Washington is that the cost of farm programs and other parts of the farm bill will need to be reduced again, just as they were in the 2014 farm bill. This is not acceptable to producers,” said Heinen.Heinen continued by detailing four key areas in which soybean growers will seek to make headway in the farm bill negotiations, including a strengthening of crop insurance and a continuation of the Agriculture Revenue Coverage option decoupled from planted acreage and with a shift to the use of yield data from USDA’s Risk Management Agency, as well as support for current conservation programs, including EQIP and the Conservation Stewardship Program, agricultural research, and Energy Title programs focused on biodiesel and biobased products.Heinen also underscored ASA’s commitment to increased funding for the development of export markets in the bill. “We strongly support doubling mandatory funding for the Foreign Market Development program and the Market Access Program to spur promotion of U.S. agricultural exports,” he said. “Funding for these programs has been frozen for over ten years while our foreign competitors are massively outspending us on market promotion.”Closing his testimony, Heinen repeated ASA’s call to maintain the traditional relationship between producer- and consumer-focused programs in the next bill. “There is a relationship between the need to provide assistance to those who produce food and those who consume it, when either needs that assistance,” he said. “This bond explains how Congress has been able to come together and enact farm bills for over 40 years.”For a full copy of Heinen’s testimony, please click here.last_img read more

17th District candidates far apart on key issues

first_imgMiddle-school teacher Monica Stonier and businessman Paul Harris have at least one thing in common: The Evergreen school district.Paul HarrisRepublicano Age: 57.o Occupation: Businessman.o Campaign finance: Raised $44,855, spent $18,119, debt $9,400.o Campaign website: www.electharris.com.o Quote: “We need new leadership with no obligations to special interest groups.”Monica StonierDemocrato Age: 34.o Occupation: Middle school teacher.o Campaign finance: Raised $58,909, spent $33,888, independent support $4,385.o Campaign website: www.electmonicastonier.com.o Quote: “Any teacher who is ineffective and not willing to change their practices to meet student needs should not be in the classroom.”But when it comes to their views on school funding, teacher compensation and state spending, they’re worlds apart.Both are seeking the open seat held by state Rep. Deb Wallace, D-Vancouver, who is leaving the Legislature when her term expires in January. Her departure created an open seat in the 17th, a swing district that covers Vancouver east of Interstate 205 and south of 119th Street.Harris, a Republican, served as a member of the Evergreen School Board. He ran unsuccessfully in the 17th in 2004, against former Rep. Jim Dunn, a Republican, and in 2006 against Wallace, who spent nearly $300,000 to defeat him. In January, he dropped out of the contest for appointment to a vacancy on the Vancouver City Council and threw his hat into the legislative ring, saying, “I feel my commitment to the community will be better served at the state level.” A 30-year resident of the 17th District, he owned his own paint company and later worked for a Tacoma-based paint company, but lost that job in a recent downsizing. He has started a new business as a medical supply distributor.Stonier, a Democrat, is a language arts and social studies teacher and teaching coach at Pacific Middle School in the Evergreen district. She represented Clark County as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. This is her first run for public office. Wallace endorsed her early in the race.last_img read more

Battle Grounds lone food cart may soon have company

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Several times, Lanny Montero hoped to order lunch from the food cart in the parking lot of Value Giant hardware off East Main Street, only to learn it was closed.The 66-year-old Battle Ground resident got his wish Tuesday shortly after noon. To his delight, Holy Smoke … It’s Big B’s BBQ, the city’s lone food cart, was open for business on the chilly, overcast day. “You’re isolated out here essentially,” said Montero after ordering a brisket sandwich. “If you want to get good food at carts, which is fun, you have to go all the way to Portland, which is a 45-minute drive.”Battle Ground residents may soon have more food cart options after the city’s council voted 5-2 Monday night to allow up to five food carts in the city at a given time. Previously, the city’s proposed regulations allowed for three food carts, which need permits and business licenses to operate. The food cart ordinance came after officials received around 10 inquiries in the past 12 months about starting food carts, officials said. While Monday’s ordinance opens the possibility for additional food carts, Battle Ground officials were unsure whether Holy Smokes would soon have company.last_img read more

Fire destroys house east of Orchards

first_imgVancouver firefighters responded to reports by several callers of a vacant house fully engulfed in flames at Northeast Fourth Plain Road and 134th Avenue, east of Orchards on Tuesday night.A crew from nearby Sifton Fire Station arrived at 9:47 p.m. to the home at 6903 N.E. 134th Ave., and said the house had boarded-up windows and flames were flaring through the roof. The roof was about to collapse and firefighters were told not to go inside due to the danger. Instead, firefighters employed a defensive attack and streamed water to control the flames from outside and make sure the fire didn’t spread to other structures, said Capt. Kevin Murray, a fire department spokesman.A commander radioed for police to control traffic because people were driving over their hydrant line.The fire was under control at 10:20 p.m.No one was reported injured.Vancouver Fire responded, even though the home is outside city limits, because of a contract it has with Fire District 5, Murray said.The fire is being investigated by the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.The investigation has “a lot of moving parts” because the home is abandoned and there was no power going to the home, Murray said.The owner is James H. Thacker, according to county property records.last_img read more

FIU holds White Coat Ceremony for physical therapy students

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida International University held its first White Coat Ceremony for physical therapy students.Fifty students walked across the stage Saturday.The ceremony marks the students’ transition into their final year of training before earning their doctor of physical therapy degrees.FIU graduates more doctors of physical therapy than any other school in the country.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Hair salon in Weston burglarized

first_imgWESTON, Fla. (WSVN) — Police said a thief was caught on camera breaking into a hair salon in Weston.Surveillance cameras captured the thief smashing a cash drawer inside the Hair Cuttery near Indian Trace and North Park Drive, Aug. 13, then taking off with the money inside.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Kayaker narrowly avoids boat strike off Dania Beach

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – It was a close call for a kayaker who said he was nearly struck by a boat off the coast of Dania Beach, Saturday morning.Ricardo Palmero said he was fishing when a boat sped right by him. His GoPro camera captured the moment the vessel zoomed by. Thankfully, it only splashed the kayaker with waves.Palmero said he made noise to warn the boater to no avail. “I got an air horn that I have. I start making noises, trying to get the guy’s attention, but I guess he didn’t see me, or he didn’t even care about myself,” he said.Palmero said the boater stopped briefly but didn’t apologize for the incident. He plans to file a report with the authorities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more