Ashantigold face tricky test in Champions League draw

first_imgGhanaian league champions have been handed a tough draw in the CAF Champions League after being drawn Algerian side MO Bejaia in the preliminary stage of the competition.The Miners will host the Algerians in the first-leg at Obuasi  between 12-14 February 2016 with the return leg to be played two weeks later in Algeria.The Obuasi-based club’s path to the money zone of the competition has been made even tougher by the fact that they face the winner of the match between Tunisian giants Club African and Ivorian club A.S. Tanda in the 1/16th stage should they progressAshGold are keen to emulate Berekum Chelsea who were the last Ghanaian team make the group phase of the competition.Meanwhile, FA Champions Medeama have drawn a bye in the first qualifying round and will now face the winners of Ittihad of Libya and AS Sonidep  of Niger– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

FL high school student jailed for trying to hire hitman to kill teacher

first_imgA Florida student was arrested after attempting to hire a hitman to kill a staff member at his high school.Nicholas Robert Godfrey, 18, of New Port Richey, is facing a first-degree felony charge of solicitation for murder.Police say the teen sent incriminating messages to another Fivay High School student on Instagram from an account known as “fivayfanclub.”“I need a guy who could kill someone,” Godfrey wrote. “No joke. I need him eliminated as soon as possible.”Deputies also said he offered to pay $100,000 for the victim’s head.This story is developing.last_img

Norwegian Scientists Developing Technology to Stop Hurricanes

first_imgA group of scientists at a Norwegian company are working on creating technology they say will stop hurricanes from impacting and devastating areas such as South Florida.The energy is there, the solution is there, it’s just the will,” says Olav Bjørnsund Hollingsæter, CEO of OceanTherm.OceanTherm scientists believe that hurricanes can be stopped by changing the ocean’s surface temperature using pipes.Hollingsæter adds, “We want to lift up the cold water and mix it with the warm water on the surface, thereby reducing the energy source for the hurricanes.”The technology already exists and is currently being used in Norway.The company states it simply needs funding to take that technology to the next level.For that purpose, Hollingsæter and his colleagues in South Florida, meeting with FPL’s parent company, NextEra Energy, among others.They are seeking about $1.5 million to conduct the necessary testing over the next year.If the tests are successful, OceanTherm will try to run a pilot program in Florida and the Gulf of Mexico in 2021, and could be taking out storms as early as 2023.last_img read more

Two Chinese nationals arrested after taking photos of US Naval Air Station

first_imgAuthorities have arrested two Chinese nationals who allegedly snuck onto a Naval base and began taking photos of several structures.The incident occurred over the weekend at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida.An FBI affidavit reported that two men, Yuhao Wang and Jielun Zhang, drove up to the main entrance of the base and asked to enter. A security guard then informed the men that they were only allowed on the base if they had a military ID.Despite being turned away, the men still somehow drove onto the base but were later apprehended after someone noticed them taking photos of several structures on the grounds.Wang and Zhang both had their initial court hearings on Monday and are due back in court on Friday for their bail hearings.The arrests comes just weeks after two other Chinese nationalist were separately arrested for taking photos of structures on the same base.A Chinese man named Zhao Qianli pleaded guilty last year after he was caught illegally taking photos on the base. He has since been sentenced to a year in federal prison.A fourth Chinese man, Lyuyou Liao,  was also arrested for illegally taking photos of structures on the base. He is currently being held without bond, however,  his lawyer argues that Liao was just taking photos while on vacation and that all the evidence collected barely points to a crime.last_img read more

Police surround former NFL star Antonio Brown’s South Florida home

first_imgPolice responded to the home of former NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday afternoon.It is unclear why there are multiple police cars at Brown’s Hollywood home. A police source tells TMZ Sports that Brown is accused of felony battery and burglary, and police are working to get an arrest warrant.850 WFTL will update the story as it develops.last_img

Students Allowed to Return to PBG’s Benjamin School following Coronavirus Concerns

first_imgThe Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin school is allowing students and teachers to return to the campus after they were kept home for the past 3 days while awaiting test results from the CDC.The students and teachers returned to South Florida early from a conference at Yale because a student visiting from China got sick with the flu. The fear was that the students had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus.School administrators released the following statement Thursday morning:“Based on the most up to date information, including an overnight article in the New England Journal of Medicine, CDC guidelines, and consultations with local and state health officials as well as the lack of signs of illness amongst our returning students over the last 5 days since the potential exposure, we feel confident in allowing all to safely return to normal daily activities”last_img read more

Get Ready for the Big Game with Super Clematis By Night!

first_imgGet the family charged up for the big game at the official Palm Beach County Miami Super Bowl celebration event on Thursday, January 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. in Downtown West Palm Beach at the Waterfront. Super Clematis by Night will include a variety of free entertainment and activities for people of all ages.The event will be held on the Waterfront at 101 N. Clematis Street from 6 – 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite football jerseys and team colors in anticipation of one of the biggest nights in American sports.The special-edition of the popular free weekly concert series will focus on Super Bowl LIV! The celebration includes themed football activities, a turf playing field, marching bands, bouncy obstacle courses, NFL players and mascots, giveaways, and more. Musical group Smash Mouth is slated to perform at the party.The City of West Palm Beach will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally recognize the re-opening of the 100 block. The ribbon cutting will take place at on January 30 at 5:30 p.m. on South Clematis Street.“We are thrilled that the Super Bowl Host Committee has selected Clematis by Night as the venue for its largest Palm Beach County event,” said City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James. “As the NFL celebrates its 100th season and we celebrate the 125th anniversary of our City, I can think of no better way to mark these milestones. We look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the West Palm Beach Waterfront in advance of the big game.”Super Bowl LIV is scheduled to be played on February 2, 2020 and will air on WFLX FOX 29. This will be the sixth Super Bowl hosted in Miami Gardens, and the first since Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.For more information about Super Clematis by Night, or the City of West Palm Beach’s other free community events, visit www.wpb.org/events.last_img read more

Police arrest man who intentionally drove into a gas pump

first_imgOfficials in Ohio are reporting that they have arrested a 59-year-old man who intentionally drove his vehicle into a gas station pump and began making verbal threats towards witnesses.The incident occurred in Painesville, Ohio on Saturday.Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect Michael Craig ,inside of a Buick SUV in the parking lot of the convenience store. He then suddenly took off in that vehicle and rammed it into a gas pump. The impact of the collision caused the pump to dislodge and strike a Ford pickup truck housing two adults and a child.Thankfully the occupants of the truck were uninjured and were able to escape the truck before a small fire started.Craig then continued driving and entered the roadway where he struck a moving vehicle and slammed into a chain link fence before the vehicle caught fire.When witnesses approached Craig to try and help him, Craig reportedly told them that he had a gun and that he was going to kill everyone.Moments after authorities arrived at the scene, Craig exited the burning vehicle holding a pair of pliers in his hands. When authorities realized the object in Craig’s hands was not a gun, they deployed bean bag rounds and eventually used a taser to take Craig into custody.Once in custody Craig was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for several minor burns. He has since been transferred to the Lake County Jail.last_img read more

Rotchford OT Goal Sends RFH to First Dowd Cup Final

first_imgBy Brian DeakyneRED BANK — In the midst of the madness around them, Rumson-Fair Haven forwards Hunter Rotchford and Brian Robinson didn’t take note at who scored the game-winning overtime goal.“I was hacking and hacking at it and eventually it went in,” Rotchford said. “Robinson said he hit it in, I said I hit it in, I really don’t know who got the better piece of it.”The goal, which was credited to Rotchford, came with 3:45 remaining in overtime to lift the second-seeded Bulldogs to their first Dowd Cup final in school history, topping Red Bank Regional, 3-2 Wednesday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Dowd Cup.RFH scored a short-handed goal in the early stages of the second period, and a goal late in the period to take a 2-1 lead over sixth-seeded Red Bank Regional, but the Bucs’ came back in the third period, sending the teams to overtime.Rotchford’s goal was the only shot registered on RBR goalie Charlie Fox, who finished with 36 saves on the game.“Charlie’s a great goalie. He never lets the first one in,” Rotchford said.Rotchford took a pass from Robinson, short-handed, and after being stopped by Fox, he slipped in his own rebound inside the right post, drawing even with the Bucs with 8:44 remaining in the second period.“Brian made a nice pass to me and I was able to finish,” Rotchford said.Gary Cali fed Robinson later in the period, who was left alone in the slot, and he lifted the puck top-shelf, giving the Bulldogs their first lead of the game.“They [Red Bank Regional] were coming off a good win against St. Rose and we knew it was going to be a tight battle,” Rumson-Fair Haven coach Chris McCafferty said. “They kept coming. They fought, they stuck with their gameplan it was a good game and well-matched.”The Bucs took the early lead when Sam Marascio blasted a power play goal past Bulldogs’ goalie Dominic Padula with 4:21 left in the first period. Joe Franco looked to squeak a puck into the net from the side, and the rebound kicked out to Marascio, who put it away.Padula stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced, but Fox faced much more pressure on the other end of the ice throughout the game.“I told Charlie that, for the past four years, it’s been nice to know that we’ve had the better goalie every single night,” Red Bank Regional head coach Tim Hall said.Josh Saboyu tied the game at two with 8:22 left in the game, grabbing possession of the loose puck in front of the net, and beating Padula to his right.“I told the boys in the locker room that tonight is who we are,” Hall said. “It’s been a challenge for us to play up to our potential. RBR has traditionally not had a hockey culture, but we are building on next year.”After a back-and-forth minute of play in overtime, Rotchford put home a net-mouth scramble after Fox appeared close to covering it.“I was told that he didn’t have a solid glove on it, and the puck was constantly loose, so it couldn’t be whistled dead, and that’s fine with me,” Hall said.Red Bank Regional converted on their opening power play, but couldn’t capitalize on their following three.The Bulldogs didn’t have a single power play for the second game in a row.Charlie Fox of RBR making one of his 36 saves against RFH in the Dowd Cup Semifinal WednesdayRotchford nearly added a second short-handed goal, on the same penalty kill, in the second period, but Fox turned away his breakaway attempt.Saboyu had a breakaway attempt of his own, six minutes into the game, but he was stopped by Padula.“Dominic has had the nickname “The Dominator” since he was 8 years old, and that’s because he makes the big saves when he has to,” McCafferty said.The Bulldogs will take on fifth-seeded Marlboro in the Dowd Cup final on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Red Bank Armory. RFH will be looking for their first ever Dowd Cup championship and Marlboro will be hoping to repeat from last year’s championship.last_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter fearing Smithies exit after Huddersfield play-off triumph

first_imgSome QPR fans on Twitter are concerned Huddersfield’s promotion to the Premier League could lead to them re-signing Alex Smithies.The goalkeeper has been outstanding since being signed from the Terriers, who beat Reading in the Championship play-off final to clinch a place in the top flight.They have recently been tipped to move for Smithies if they went up, so the outcome at Wembley has worried some Rangers supporters.Hopefully Huddersfield don’t try to re-sign #Smithies from us now they’ve got promoted! Can’t see us hanging on to him if they come in #QPR— Scott Crowley (@Scotty17Crowley) May 29, 2017Now I am worried Huddersfield might snatch Alex Smithies. #htfc #QPR— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) May 29, 2017Oh well, bye bye Smithies #QPR #Hudds— Lager Lout (@lagerlout1966) May 29, 2017Congratulations to @htafcdotcom for showing us all what’s possible on a modest budget. If you want Smithies back, get yer wonga out! #qpr— Steve S (@RuislipR) May 29, 2017And a recent poll on Twitter suggested Huddersfield fans are hoping Smithies will return.#HuddersfieldTown fans, would you like to see #QPR GK Alex Smithies re-signed this summer? #HTAFC #Terriers #Huddersfield #QPRFC #EFL— Football Polls (@FootballPolls30) May 24, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more