Hispanic Bar of Central Florida sets Path to the Bench seminar for 28th

first_img October 15, 2005 Regular News Hispanic Bar of Central Florida sets Path to the Bench seminar for 28th The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida will present its Fourth Annual “Path to the Bench” seminar October 28 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown OrlandoFeatured speakers include U.S. Middle District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington; Ninth Circuit Judge Jose R. Rodriguez; Ramon A. Abadin of the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission; Roberto Martinez of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, Southern District Conference; David Holbrook, chair of the Ninth Circuit JNC; James A. “Skip” Fowler, chair of the Fifth District Court of Appeal JNC; and Marcos R. Marchena, chair of the Florida Federal JNC, Middle District Conference.The cost of the event is $50. Make checks payable to the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. Members of the organization may attend the seminar at no cost. Those who plan to attend may RSVP and send checks to Penelope Perez-Kelly, McClane Tessitore, 215 East Livingston Street, Orlando 32801. For more information please contact Perez-Kelly, the Judicial Relations Committee chair, at [email protected] Hispanic Bar of Central Florida sets Path to the Bench seminar for 28thlast_img read more

Rookie rules at Luxemburg

first_imgBy Edward AnschutzLUXEMBURG, Wis. (July 27) – Rookie Wyatt Block Jr. proved to be best in the IMCA Modifieds Friday at Luxemburg Speedway.Block jumped from his front row starting spot and never looked back, leading all 20 laps to his first-ever Luxemburg feature win. James Tebon gave chase all race long to place second, Jeff Bodendorfer was third, Johnny Whitman raced from row six to place fourth and rookie Jacob Zellner completed the top five.Mark Schuenemann paced the opening circuits of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature until Rod Snellenberger raced by. With only a handful of nights in the class, Mike Mullen motored from row six to the runner-up position.Snellenberger worked the cushion with Mullen right on his bumper. Mullen threw a slide job on lap 12, clearing Snellenberger for the top spot. Mullen pulled away to score his first win in the class.A three-car battle ensued for the final 10 laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. Todd Wiese paced the field with Kyle Raddant and Craig Dorner hot on his heels. Raddant and Dorner pressured Wiese the entire way but in the end, Wiese was up for the challenge and col­lected the win.Roland Van De Hei was first to the checkers in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature but his car didn’t clear post-race tech, handing the win to Missy Clark. The win was the first-ever for Clark.A total of 105 racers checked in to do battle Friday night.last_img read more

USC takes second place at tournament

first_imgThe USC men’s golf team, No. 4 in the nation and coming off back-to-back top-two tournament finishes, made it three in a row with another strong performance, finishing second in the final day of play at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. The tournament, held at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif., featured 15 teams, with Washington capturing first place.On par · The No. 4 Trojans spent three days in San Diego at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. Senior Steven Lim finished even. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe Trojans finished at 13-over par, seven strokes behind Washington, which came in at 6-over par. The competition featured a third place finish by rival UCLA (20-over  par) and a tie for fourth place between San Diego State and Tennessee (23-over par).The team received solid play from senior Steve Lim and junior Martin Trainer, both of whom finished tied for third at even-216. Sophomore Jeffrey Kang, coming off his first tournament victory, notched his third straight top-eight finish, ending tied for eighth at three-over 219, including an impressive four birdies and even finishes on the front and back nine.Junior Sam Smith also finished tied for eighth at 3-over par, rebounding from a four-over par through four holes to remain even for the rest of the round. Freshman Anthony Paolucci finished at 13-over par, tied for 40th, while sophomore Ramsey Sahyoun came in at 48th with an overall score of 15-over par.The first day of play saw the Trojans collect a score of 288, four strokes behind the Huskies. Lim fired an even-72, while Kang recorded five birdies to finish even as well. Trainer, the 2011 Pac-10 champion, shot a two-under par without a bogey. Sahyoun came in at two-over par, while Paolucci struggled to a 4-over 76.The Trojans struggled individually during the second day of play, finishing with a score of 299. Only Lim finished under par, firing a 1-under par to cap a solid two-round performance. Kang followed an up-and-down first round with a three-over par, while Paolucci concluded at four-over par. Trainer found it difficult to maintain his performance from the first round, finishing five-over par, while Sahyoun came in tied for 38th at 9-over par.The Trojans regrouped considerably in the third round, riding impressive back nine performances from Kang and Trainer to finish second. Trainer finished off in style, notching four consecutive birdies in the final round to finish 3-under par.Kang also recorded four birdies, finishing even at par. Lim came in at one-over par, while Sahyoun finished at four-over par and Paolucci ended tied for 40th with a five-over par in the final round. The top-two finish marked the third such standing in a row for the Trojans, who won their final fall event before also taking second at the annual Amer Ari event in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, earlier in the month.Following this, the Trojans will have two weeks off before participating in the Del Walker Match Play, an all-day tournament to be held at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif., from Feb. 27-28.last_img read more

Clippers not surprised Bulls’ frustration boiled over

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum LOS ANGELES — So frustrated was Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen following Montrezl Harrell’s hard pick – an offensive foul in the eyes of Boylen and the officials; a fair basketball play, according to Harrell and the Clippers – that Boylen yelled down the sideline toward Doc Rivers to express his outrage.“All of a sudden, I hear Boylen yelling at me, saying that we were dirty or whatever,” Rivers said after Friday’s win. “I wanted to say, ‘Maybe turn around and yell at your guys and tell them (to) yell out picks, but don’t yell at me.’ I didn’t say it that nice though.”For the first time that he could recall in his 20 years of coaching, Rivers and another coach were simultaneously ejected, excused with 1:10 to go in a third quarter during which the Clippers outscored the Bulls 45-21. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Harrell – who insisted he “didn’t do anything maliciously” with his sturdy midcourt pick – agreed with his coach.“I feel like a lot of teams get frustrated going up against us,” Harrell said. “But that’s what we want. We said we were gonna be one of those types of teams in the beginning of the year, so if they’re frustrated playing us, then we’re playing right to a tee, really. That’s what we wanted to do, we want to frustrate teams, we want teams to come in here and physically and mentally just be drained after the game.”WHAT STRUGGLE?Asked how he manages to stay composed when going through shooting struggles such as Friday’s 0-for-6 start, Landry Shamet squinted, perplexed by the question.“Going through what?”“Shooting struggles.”“Uh, they just didn’t go in,” said the 22-year-old guard, who enters Sunday’s game against Brooklyn four 3-pointers shy of moving into 16th all time among rookies. “I don’t look at them as a shooting struggle. I mean, if you could control the ball going in or not, players would be really, really good. You just can’t let that control the rest of your game.“I don’t look at it as ‘struggles,’ I’ve been doing this my whole life. … The first couple didn’t go in, that’s just basketball. You gotta just keep playing.”Shamet sank three 3-pointers in the third period as the Clippers roared past the Bulls for a 104-82 lead.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters center_img “I love him,” Rivers said of the Shamet and his short memory. “I tell all my offensive players … if you’re not willing to go 0 for 50, then you can’t play for me. Those are the great ones, where you can go 0 for 10, 0 for 15, 0 for 20. I’m not gonna take you out – I’m only going to take you out if you stop shooting. And that’s what he does.“I couldn’t shoot, so I didn’t have that luxury,” continued Rivers, who shot 44 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range in his playing career. “But I used to always wonder when Randy Wittman (a 50 percent field-goal shooter) would miss a 3, he would stop shooting. Like, ‘If I could shoot like you, I would never stop shooting.’ I used to think that as a player.“And now, as a coach, I tell my players that: ‘Shoot the ball if that’s what you do.’ That’s (Shamet’s) value and he did a great job of it.” The whole situation, in Rivers’ mind, was a reflection of how tough his Clippers are to play against.“Listen, we’re not trying to have that happen,” Rivers said. “And I don’t think that should’ve happened. I was embarrassed that it did, to be honest. But we’re not gonna be any different. We’re going to be us.“We had one goal before the year started: After every game, (opponents) look at (this) team and say, ‘That team is hard to play against.’ And that’s our goal, each game, and tonight that happened.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

first_imgBogota, Colombia | AFP | A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing 76 people, officials said. They said five survived the disaster.The LAMIA airlines charter declared an emergency at around 10 pm local time” 0300 GMT Tuesday, reporting it had suffered “electrical failures,” and crashed a short time later near the city of Medellin, officials said.The plane was carrying members of Chapecoense Real, a Brazilian football club which was to have played in the Copa Sudamericana finals on Wednesday against Atletico Nacional of Colombia.In all, there were 72 passengers and nine crew on board.“We were able to rescue six people alive but one of them died on the way to the hospital,” Jose Gerardo Acevedo, a police commander, told reporters.One of the survivors was Alan Ruschel, a 27-year-old defender for the Brazilian team, the head of Colombia’s civil aeronautics agency, Alfredo Bocanegra, told reporters.Radio Caracol said two other players — Marcos Danilo Padilla and Jackson Follmann — also survived and were taken to area hospitals, along with a flight attendant and a journalist.Brazil has declared a mourning period after air disaster. Elkin Ospina, the mayor of the town of La Ceja near the crash site, said the mountainous terrain was some 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) above sea level and very difficult to access.Rescuers carrying stretchers had to hike for more than half and hour to reach the site.On its Twitter account, the airport said a plan to fly in an air force helicopter had to be shelved because of bad weather in the area.Ospina said authorities were on the scene and hospitals and medical centers were preparing to receive the injured.But the bad weather forced the search to be suspended in the early hours Tuesday. It was to resume at 6:00 am (1100 GMT).Colombia’s civil aeronautics agency said it had a team at the airport in response to the crash.Conmebol, the South American football confederation, meanwhile officially called off the Copa Sudamericana final that was to be played between Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional.“All activities of the confederation are suspended until further notice,” Conmebol said.Chapecoense and Atletico Nacional were supposed to have faced off in Wednesday’s first leg of the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club football tournament in South America after the Copa Libertadores.Chapecoense had reached the final after completing a victory on away goals last week over Argentinian side San Lorenzo in the semi-finals.Chapecoense is widely regarded as one of the minnows of Brazilian club football having been founded relatively recently in 1973 in the city of Chapeco in southern Santa Catarina state.After decades in the lower divisions, Chapecoense returned to Brazil’s top flight, Serie A, for the first time since 1979 in 2014. The club finished in 14th spot in the 2015 edition of the 20-team championship.Nine team members did not travel to Colombia.Two weeks ago, the same plane was used to fly the Argentine national team with Lionel Messi on board to San Juan, Argentina for a World Cup qualifying match.Atletico Nacional said on its Twitter account it “profoundly laments and expresses solidarity with @chapelcoensereal for the accident that occurred.” #ÚltimoMinuto | Avión con delegación de Chapecoense se accidentó en Antioquia. https://t.co/d5ENmWy2hr pic.twitter.com/w02CL3CpC6— Noticias RCN (@NoticiasRCN) November 29, 2016 ‘Electrical failures’ The LAMIA airlines flight originated in Sao Paulo, Brazil and had made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia before continuing on to Rionegro, a city near Medellin.The airport statement said the plane reported an emergency at 10 pm local time (0300 GMT). “It declared it had electrical failures.”It went down about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, in an area called Cerro Gordo.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

COVID-19 Case Update: PBC: 2,697; Broward: 4,729; Miami: 11,351

first_imgWorldwide, the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center reported 2.9 million cases and 203,622 deaths. City of West Palm Beach Launches Mobile Pop-up Testing Site According to the Florida Department of Health, there were 31,528 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Sunday morning.At least 1,074 Florida residents have died from COVID-19.Palm Beach County: 2,697 cases-155 deaths-Men: 1,339, Women: 1,299-409 hospitalizationsBroward County: 4,729 cases-170 deaths-Men: 2,340, Women: 2,259-889 hospitalizationsMiami-Dade County: 11,351 cases-301 deaths-Men: 5,881, Women: 5,297-1,291 hospitalizationsThe coronavirus death toll in the United States stands at 54,001, including more than 22,000 victims in the national epicenter, New York City. The country’s total number of cases was 940,797 on Sunday morning.last_img read more

Phil Wylie, Curtis Cup centenarian, dies

first_img8 Oct 2012 Phil Wylie, Curtis Cup centenarian, dies England’s Phyllis Wylie, who was the oldest surviving Curtis Cup player on either side of the Atlantic, has died at the age of 101. Phil, as she was generally known, was a top amateur golfer in the pre-war days when playing in a Curtis Cup match in the United States entailed crossing the Atlantic by ship and a tour of Australia and New Zealand meant six months away from home. She played for Great Britain and Ireland against the United States in 1938 in the fourth Curtis Cup match at Essex County Club, Massachussets – the home club of the Curtis sisters who donated the trophy. She had been first reserve in attendance for the 1936 match at Gleneagles. She was originally a member of Parkstone Golf Club, near Bournemouth, and among her many golfing successes, she was English women’s amateur champion 1934 and the losing finalist in 1936. Her husband was a Scot and they lived for many years in Troon, across the road from short 17th on the Royal Troon championship links. During the 2008 Curtis Cup match at the Old Course, St Andrews, Phil fulfilled an ambition when she entered the Royal and Ancient clubhouse to attend the past Curtis Cup players’ dinner and was able to hold the Curtis Cup. She was unable to attend this year’s match at Nairn after suffering a fall. She is survived by her only son Ian.last_img read more