Mayor throws down planning gauntlet in London

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Accused Carjacker Dodges Train During High-speed Police Chase Through PBC

first_imgA local man is facing felony charges, after an apparent carjacking in Boynton Beach ended with a bizarre car chase.Authorities say 32-year-old Jaron Johns, of Wellington, led officers on a ride Tuesday, after he allegedly forced a woman out of her car and stole it.The probable cause affidavit states that Johns reached speeds exceeding 90 mph through residential neighborhoods from Boynton Beach to West Palm Beach.He crossed railroad tracks ahead of an oncoming train to lose police officers who were chasing him.Johns was arrested when the chase came to an end on Tuesday evening. He has been charged with carjacking, fleeing and eluding and driving on a suspended license.The incident started when the unidentified woman gave Johns a ride.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office She told police that she picked up Johns, who she knew simply as “JJ,” from a Super 8 motel in West Palm Beach. Johns allegedly became aggressive at some point during the drive. That is when he made the woman switch seats with him, took her car keys and also tried to smash her phone, the police report explains.The woman also said that Johns pushed her from the car near a business park and sped off again before she was completely out of the vehicle, which resulted in bruises to her hands and knees.Johns took off again when a Boynton Beach police officer noticed the vehicle and tried to pull it over.“The suspect vehicle led several police officers on a high speed pursuit accelerating to speed over 90 mph through several different cities including Lantana” and crossed in front of an oncoming train in an attempt to evade officers, the report states.Police deployed spike strips, which deflated the car’s tires near Abbey Road in West Palm Beach.Johns was arrested without incident and was identified by the alleged victim. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Wednesday after posting a $53,000 bond, and is due back in court on June 11.last_img read more

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Guyoil signs on to International Race of Champions

first_imgThe Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) is the latest sponsor of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club International Race of Champions.The fuel giants yesterday handed over sponsorship through Marketing Manager, Eric Whaul, to GMR&SC’s Surica Singh, at their Camp Street office.In handing over the sponsorship, Whaul stated that the company is a long-time sponsor of sports and this is their way of fulfilling their corporate social responsibility.He contended that a lot of their products are also geared toward a large base of the racing family; hence the company being on board.The twenty-seven race programme is billed for November 11 and 12 at the South Dakota Circuit, Timehri.The event will see competition from Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the United States and Canada.In addition to the local races, the club has also included two sets of new events.The much-talked about Radical SR3 will make their debut here during that event as part of what the club deems ‘giving back to the fans.’There are also three professional drift cars that are expected for the event so that persons can be introduced to, and excited by the different forms of entertainment on both days.Saturday will be treated as just a race day, with adults being charged 1000 per entry and children 500. On Sunday, Adults will be charged $2000 and children $1000.Qualification will also be held on Saturday morning from 10:00hrs, with races beginning from 14:00hrs. Scrutineering will take place on Thursday and Friday and before qualification on Saturday.Meanwhile, the club is organising weekend passes for those patrons desirous of viewing both days of action as well as VIP passes.last_img read more

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School of Pharmacy hosts annual Legislative Day

first_imgGraduate students gathered in Aresty Auditorium at the USC Health Sciences Campus on Friday morning for Legislative Day, an opportunity to hear from a panel of legislators and pharmacists on a wide range of topics, including the passage of a bill titled SB 493, which aims to boost pharmacists’ status to care providers and expand their scope of practice.Members of four professional organizations at USC, including the American Pharmacy Student Alliance (APSA) and California Pharmacists Association, coordinated the event. Ying Long, the CPhA Board of Trustees Representative for the APSA at the School of Pharmacy, emphasized the significance of Legislative Day.“Our purpose is to educate students on the importance of being legislatively active by inviting local assembly representatives and senators in Los Angeles,” Long said. “We also invited pharmacists who are involved in legislation to demonstrate to students what they have done for the profession and give them exposure to legislation.”One of the seven speakers, State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), was a co-author of SB 493. The bill, passed on Sept. 11, gives pharmacists the ability to extend their services into primary care through administering drugs and vaccinations. The bill also broadens the settings in which pharmacists can work, rather than being confined to pharmacies and hospitals. The bill is currently awaiting a signature from Gov. Jerry Brown.“The success of the Affordable Care Act in the country is going to be dependent on what happens here in California,” Hernandez said. “There will be a huge capacity issue, a shortage of primary care providers — that’s where [pharmacists] come in.”Hernandez also said that the bill will be transformative for the profession by using the intensive training that pharmacists already have to their advantage, granting them more independence.Many students in attendance were excited for future prospects in their occupation.“It is great that more positions are becoming available to pharmacists, because after completing a residency and investing so much time in my degree, it would be nice to secure a career,” said Tattika Soreta, a third-year pharmacy student.Jon Roth, CEO of the CPhA, spoke about the importance of grassroots campaigning within the pharmacy profession and staying involved.“It is critical to stay engaged throughout the entire process -— you are the experts. There is power in numbers, and when mobilized, these numbers provide a great army of information to legislators,” Roth said. “There needs to be an ongoing dialogue between pharmacy constituents and elected officials, so they get the message about the breadth of a pharmacist’s education and training. Nobody else can talk about what you’ve experienced.”Victor Law, a member of the California Board of Pharmacy, worked with students to co-sponsor the SB 493 bill.“I want to encourage students to get in touch with legislators and have an active role by stepping out of their comfort zone,” Law said.Many pharmacy students who attended were motivated by the event.“I came to Legislative Day to learn more about SB 493, but I now know that as a student, I need to get involved,” said Timothy Liu, a second-year pharmacy student.The event culminated with an awards ceremony honoring the Legislative Planning Committee, the group that made the panel possible. Follow Sareen on Twitter @sareenielast_img read more

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Monday March 2nd Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — The Clear Lake girls basketball team faces Assumption of Davenport in the Class 3A quarterfinal round of the state basketball tournament in Des Moines tonight. It’s the Lions fifth trip to the state tournament in seven years, but they are looking for their first state tournament win in the program’s history. Clear Lake is 22-2, led by senior Sara Faber, who is averaging just under 17 points per game, and junior Chelsey Holck, who is scoring just above 10 points per contest. Assumption comes in with a record of 16-7 after a regular-season schedule of mostly Class 5A and 4A teams. Freshman Ava Schubert leads a balanced scoring attack for the Knights with 10.1 points per game, with five other players scoring six or more points per contest. You can hear live and local coverage of Clear Lake Lions girls at the state basketball tournament tonight on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at about 8:10 PM, with tipoff from Wells Fargo Arena scheduled for 8:30. IOWA CITY — Iowa’s victory over 16th ranked Penn State was the Hawkeyes’ seventh win over a ranked foe this season. Luka Garza had 25 points and 17 rebounds in a 77-68 victory. Freshman CJ Fredrick returned from injury and finished with 10 points.Fredrick had missed three games with an ankle injury.Iowa’s short bench outscored Penn State’s 21-14 as the Hawkeyes move to 11-7 in the Big Ten.Iowa has their home finale on Tuesday hosting Purdue. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Austin Phyfe scored 17 points and grabbed 18 rebounds and Northern Iowa rolled past Drake 70-43 on Saturday to capture the Missouri Valley Conference championship.AJ Green and Isaiah Brown added 15 points each for the Panthers (25-5, 14-4) and Noah Carter scored 11.Northern Iowa led 30-18 at the half, holding Drake to 31% shooting. In the second half the Panthers heated up, hitting 5 of 10 from 3-point range and shooting 53% overall while holding Drake to 30%.Roman Penn had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (18-13, 8-10). Liam Robbins added 10 rebounds and four blocks. MASON CITY — Autam Mendez became the fourth player in NIACC women’s basketball history to score 1000 points as she helped lead the Lady Trojans to a 99-70 win over Southwestern on Saturday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Sierra Morrow led NIACC with 30 points. NIACC finishes the regular season with a 29-1 record and 16-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. NIACC will host either Little Priest Tribal College or Ellsworth on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinal round of the Region XI tournament starting at 5:30. Little Priest and Ellsworth face off in an opening round tournament game tonight. MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls swept their three-game homestand at the Mason City Arena over the weekend, capturing the West Division title. Carter Wagner scored twice on Friday night as the Bulls beat Peoria 5-3. Four different Bulls scored on Saturday night as North Iowa downed Peoria 4-2. On Sunday night, Jordan Roo had two goals and two assists while Matt Dahlseide added a pair of goals in an 8-2 rout of Willmar. The Bulls close out the regular season at Granite City next weekend. CEDAR FALLS — The Forest City Indians had their season come to a close at the hands of former Forest City coach Bob Hilmer and his son Mike, as North Linn downed the Indians 69-42 in a Class 2A substate final played in Cedar Falls on Saturday night. Forest City ends their season with a record of 16-8. TONIGHT:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Class 3A girls state quarterfinal — Clear Lake vs. Assumption of Davenport — pre-game 8:10, tipoff 8:30AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Duke vs. North Carolina State — 5:45 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The 18th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women were outscored 15-11 in overtime in a 78-74 loss at Rutgers. The Hawkeyes committed 23 turnovers and were outrebounded 43-30. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.Freshman Gabbie Marshall led the Hawkeyes with 22 points.Iowa will be the third seed in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis and will not play until Friday’s quarterfinal round. == 5A quarterfinals on Monday10:00 — Iowa City High (22-2) vs. Cedar Rapids Prairie (20-3)11:45 — Johnston (21-2) vs. Southeast Polk (19-4)1:30 — Waukee (21-2) vs. Sioux City East (16-7)3:15 — Cedar Falls (19-4) vs. Waterloo West (19-4) == other 3A quarterfinals5:00 — Dike-New Hartford (22-1) vs. Jesup (20-4)6:45 — Red Oak (21-3) vs. North Polk (19-5)Tuesday 10:00 AM — Bishop Heelan of Sioux City (19-4) vs. Des Moines Christian (22-2) MASON CITY — Deundra Roberson became the 11th NIACC men’s basketball player to score 1000 points in his career as he scored 25 points to lead the Trojans to a 94-76 win over Southwestern on Saturday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Trey Sampson also had 23 points while Wendell Matthews scored 22. NIACC will host Southwestern once again on Tuesday night in the Region XI tournament quarterfinals, with the tipoff at 7 o’clock, a game you’ll hear on KGLO. SHEFFIELD — Two area Class 1A boys basketball teams are headed to next week’s state tournament:== West Fork is back in the boys state basketball tournament after beating Ankeny Christian Academy 61-54 on Saturday night in a Class 1A substate final in Nevada. Kayden Ames scored 16 points while Ian Latham added 10 for the Warhawks, who improve to 23-2 on the season.== Lake Mills will return to the boys state basketball tournament for the first time since 1986 as they won the Class 1A substate final in Charles City, 77-62 over Turkey Valley. Chett Helming had 39 points to lead the Bulldogs, who are now 23-2 on the season.The Class 1A state basketball pairings will be released later today after a seeding meeting of the state tournament coaches. MASON CITY — The Mohawk Hockey Club ended their season with a pair of losses to the Des Moines Oak Leafs over the weekend at the Mason City Arena, as you heard on KRIB. On Saturday, the Oak Leafs scored eight unanswered goals on their way to an 8-2 win. Nik Howell and Sam Fabian had the goals for Mason City. On Sunday, Mason City came back from 5-1 and 9-6 deficits but could not pick up the win in a 9-8 Oak Leafs win. Zak Molstad had two goals and two assists while Jack Crane had two goals. Mason City finishes their year with a 6-25 with one shootout loss record, ending up in 11th place in the league.last_img read more

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