Lauderhill firefighters nominated for Fire Chief’s Association Award

first_imgMarc Celetti, Fire Chief of the City of Lauderhill has nominated the crew of Engine 57; Lieutenant Jamal Clarke, Driver/Engineer Lexcy Belfon and Firefighter Daniel Speerin to be awarded: “The Fire Chief’s Association Award of Broward County,” for their acts of bravery, critical decision making and preventative actions that ensured civilian and firefighter safety.April 10, 2017 incidentThe nomination relates to an incident on April 10, 2017 when the city’s Fire Engine 57 responded to a fire alarm at 2551 NW 41 Ave., in Lauderhill. When the crew arrived they saw flames coming from the fourth floor of the building. The crew of Engine 57 was informed people were trapped on the “C” side of the structure.Mother about to drop kids from 4th floorAs Engine 57 made its way to the “C” side, the crew witnessed a mother hanging over the edge of a balcony railing of the 4th floor, about to drop her 4 and 5 year-old children to bystanders at the bottom of the building who had mattresses and chair cushions to catch them. With the mother clutching the balcony railing with one hand and holding her 4 year-old child with the other hand, the Officer from Engine 57 feverishly tried to persuade the mother to not throw her child off the 4th floor and return to the balcony. With understandable fear, the mothers’ only reaction was one of panic and fright and all directives and plea from the Officer was ignored. Engine 57 crew takes controlEngine 57’s officer, however, took control quickly of the escalating scene.  Although the Officer didn’t have a ladder tall enough to reach to the 4th floor, a 24 foot extension ladder was set up which reached a few rungs above the third floor balcony. The Officer out of reach and standing on the very top of the ladder, was able to speak to  and calm the mother, convincing her to return to the safety of the balcony landing with her children. The officer remained at the top of the ladder and kept his focus on the family to be calm until Engine 57’s Driver/Engineer and Firefighter arrived on scene. A 35-foot extension ladder was retrieved from the first arriving ladder company and was quickly set up for rescue as flames from the building increased. Engine 57’s Firefighter and Officer then took turns and climbed up to the fourth floor and safely brought down the two children and two adults to safety. Immediately after the rescue of the family, the crew of Engine 57 did not delay or hesitate, they continued assisting with the search and rescue efforts for additional victims and fire attack of the fire that would eventually go to a third alarm response.The Fire Chief said, based on the action of the crew of Engine 57, “It is with great honor and pride” that he nominates them for the award.last_img read more

Parliament to review seven crime related bills

first_imgLocalNews Parliament to review seven crime related bills by: – May 16, 2013 Tweet Sharing is caring! National Security Minister Charles Savarin (file photo)The Dominica Parliament will convene from 10am today, Thursday May 16th to review seven bills related to the suppression of crime.National Security Minister Charles Savarin revealed at the official launching of Crime Stoppers Dominica on Wednesday May15thy that Parliament will be considering a number of bills touching on money laundering, proceeds of crime and related matters. “Robust crime fighting encompasses an adequate legal framework, a competent and efficient judiciary, a well equipped law enforcement agency both with the requisite skills and appropriate technology and correctional facilities and provide opportunities for rehabilitation of criminals and criminal elements,” Mr Savarin said.The bills which will be presented to the Parliament are;• Criminal Law and Procedure (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2013• Financial Services Unit (Amendment) Act, 2013• Money Laundering (Prevention) (Amendment) (No.2) Act, 2013• Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2013• Protection of Witnesses (Amendment) Act 2013• Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act (No.2), 2013 and• Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2013 According to Mr Savarin, these bills will be presented as his government recognizes the importance of combating criminal activities as a major factor contributing to economic development in the country.“Quite apart from personal and human tragedies of crime, there is a direct correlation between the level of investment and the perceived level of crime in society”. Parliament’s proceedings will be broadcasted live on state owned DBS Radio.Dominica Vibes News 10 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Six Dominicans granted Midwestern State scholarships

first_img Share 111 Views   3 comments EducationLocalNewsTertiary Six Dominicans granted Midwestern State scholarships by: – June 17, 2013 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Dr. Glean addressing general orientation in 2010. Photo credit” David VitalSix more Dominican students have been granted scholarships to pursue undergraduate studies at Midwestern State University (MWSU) in Texas in August.The students will be enrolled in a variety of disciplines including Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Manufacturing Engineering, Pre-medicine and Computer Science.According to a press release, MWSU’s director of International Student Services, Dr. Randy Glean, will officially meet with the students at a mandatory orientation on Tuesday June 18th from 2:30 pm at the conference room of the Division of Labour. Among other things, the students will be presented with their I-20 forms.The press release did not indicate the names of the students.Dr. Glean will also host a general orientation on Wednesday June 19th at 4:30 pm at the Public Service Training Center on Bayfront in Roseau, for students wishing to access scholarships to study at the university. “The general orientation seeks to provide prospective students with first-hand information on MWSU’s Caribbean Recruitment Programme, admissions and scholarship application process, a general overview of college life and an opportunity to seek clarification on any issues they may have about studying in the US,” MWSU’s local programme coordinator, David Vital said.To date, more than 150 Dominican students have earned degrees from MWSU since 1995 and thirty-five students are currently enrolled, making it the second largest contingent from the Caribbean.The six Dominican students form part of the seventeen from the Eastern Caribbean granted scholarships this fall, and will be part of the over 1000 who have been recruited in the 19 year history of the program. The Dominica Government also provides support to individual students and to the programme in general.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Many groups to participate in Carnival 2018

first_imgFestival and Events Manager of the Dominica Festivals Committee Val CuffyThough this year’s Carnival will be scaled down, a number of groups have committed to participating in Carnival Monday and Tuesday parades. According to Festival and Events Manager of the Dominica Festivals Committee Val Cuffy at Friday’s launch of Mas Domnik 2018, many favorites will still take to the streets this year. “Thunderbirds, Carnival Corner, Amnesia, Hysteria, Old Time Sake and Afrikulture Stilt Walkers will be on the road and they will be on the road for the two days… The traditional groups that have indicated their willingness to participate; Colihaut Bann Move´, Delices Sensay, Newtown Lapo kabwit, St. Joseph Sensay, Grand Bay Lapo kabwit, Good Hope Black Devils, Kalinago Territory Traditional Band, Grand Bay Sensay, Castle Bruce Neg Mawon and Police J’ouvert Group,” he listed. Cuffy added that a number of schools have also indicated their intention to participate in carnival and so they are in contact with the Ministry of Education in that regard. Meanwhile he said though constraint economically, prizes will be awarded in the category of most creative group. “We’ll be giving a special trophy, plaque to the most creative for the costume band and we’ll be doing the same most creative for the traditional groups. At least you’d still be identified as the top winner but you know the economic realities does not permit us to do anything more than that at this time,” explained Cuffy. Share 374 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet LocalNews Many groups to participate in Carnival 2018 by: Dominica Vibes News – January 8, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

TE Connectivity Upgrades Mobile Networks for 4G and Beyond

first_imgTE Connectivity (TE) announced that their FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed antenna systems (DAS) have now been upgraded for 4G services, allowing customers currently using 2G and 3G service to deliver more capacity in their networks. They used techniques such as MIMO, resectorization and added  new frequency bands, including 700 MHz and 2100 MHz AWS, TE is driving new levels of capacity and service in stadiums, hospitality venues, subways, major enterprises and universities worldwide.They provide a robust and cost-effective upgrade path for mobile operators and venue owners who want to continue to bring the highest quality of service to their subscribers and guests.TE’s DAS solutions use technology-agnostic electronics to distribute mobile signals and are ideal for 4G upgrades. The mobile operators and venue owners can now simply add a new base station interface to the DAS head-end, and that signal is automatically distributed to remote antennas placed across the property.Venues offering MIMO service can upgrade by adding a base station for the second MIMO path and a second antenna at each location to deliver the service. Creating redundancy and optimizing capacity does not require an overlay system with additional cabling and DAS electronics. TE DAS solutions will be featured at CTIA Super Mobility Week in booth #3438 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on 9th September, 2014.last_img read more

PCTEST Partners with Anritsu to Conduct SAR Testing of 5G NR Devices

first_imgPCTEST Engineering Laboratory has announced that it will conduct SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) testing of 5G devices using Anritsu’s Communication Test System. The MT8000A will be used in PCTEST’s Columbia, MD, and San Jose, CA laboratories to emulate a 5G New Radio (NR) radio access network, providing mobile operators and device makers with an efficient means to conduct SAR testing, which is critical due to the imminent rollout of 5G NR technology by operators worldwide.SAR testing measures the electromagnetic energy absorbed by a body when a wireless device is transmitting in proximity to an end user. SAR testing with the MT8000A will accurately measure the device to evaluate that it is operating within the established maximum RF exposure limits mandated by regulatory bodies.5G NR devices will be designed in a variety of form factors and power classes that will have different maximum transmitting power limits. The Anritsu MT8000A test system provides reliable 5G NR call connection with the transmitting device over a wide range of frequencies, including FR1 (Sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave), to enable accurate, reliable, and stable near-field Power Density and SAR measurements. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Japan drops opening-day singles against Thais in Davis Cup

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES BANGKOK – Japan lost both of its opening-day singles matches to Thailand in the second round of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania zone Friday, coming within one loss of crashing out of the competition.Goichi Motomura lost 6-4, 7-6, 6-1 to Paradorn Srichaphan in the opening match of the best-of-five contest before Go Soeda fell 7-5, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 to Danai Udomchoke in a grueling match that lasted more than four hours. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img A doubles match will be played Saturday, followed by reverse singles scheduled for Sunday. The winner will book a place in a World Group promotion/relegation playoff. last_img

Morgan, Rashid star as England win rain-reduced third ODI

first_imgCAPTAIN Eoin Morgan made another half-century and Adil Rashid claimed 4-36 as England went 2-0 up in their series with Sri Lanka following a seven-wicket win in a rain-reduced third one-day international.Inclement weather in Kandy meant the contest was only 21 overs-a-side and though Sri Lanka were 57 without loss when batting first, Rashid and Tom Curran (3-17) helped restrict them to 150-9.The tourists then cruised to that victory target with 15 balls to spare as Morgan and Ben Stokes, who were unbeaten with 58 and 35 respectively, saw England home after Jason Roy had laid the foundations with a 26-ball 41.With no result possible in the first ODI and England winning the second on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method, anything other than a Sri Lanka victory in Kandy on Saturday will ensure Morgan’s men take the series.Sri Lanka’s openers had started in impressive fashion when play finally began, as Niroshan Dickwella and Sadeera Samarawickrama smashed 45 off the initial four-over power-play.The partnership was at 57 when England finally made the breakthrough, Dickwella (36) launching Curran’s back-of-a-length ball to mid-off where Chris Woakes claimed the catch at the second attempt.Kusal Mendis then failed to pick Rashid’s googly in the next over to depart for a third successive ODI duck and the progress of Samarawickrama and captain Dinesh Chandimal was slow.Rashid struck again in successive balls in the 13th over as Samarawickrama (35) edged a waist-high full toss to square leg, before Thisara Perera was tempted by a flighted delivery that a diving Roy held on to.Aside from Chandimal (34), Dasun Shanaka (21) was the only other Sri Lankan to make double figures as Rashid, Curran and some fine fielding that led to two run-outs gave England a modest target.Their effort was given a boost when Lasith Malinga bowled two wides from his first three balls in an opening over that cost 17.And though Jonny Bairstow lasted just two balls and Joe Root was out for eight –  Amila Aponso accounting for both men – a 46-run stand between Roy and Morgan ensured England always looked comfortable, even when the former was pinned in front by Akila Dananjaya following a review.Stokes came in and mimicked team-mate Jos Buttler’s ramp shot for one six and Morgan, who made 92 in the second ODI, reached his fifty with one of his seven fours.And it was Stokes who scored the winning runs when he launched Aponso back down the ground for his second maximum. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Fournette sets table for Heisman feast in 2015

first_imgNASHVILLE – It’s not easy to overshadow a record-setting performance like the one LSU running back Leonard Fournette posted Tuesday, but the Tigers managed to do just that.LSU’s spectacular true freshman put on a show in the Music City Bowl at LP Field, but LSU’s 31-28 loss to Notre Dame, and the drama surrounding defensive coordinator John Chavis, soured the New Orleans native’s postseason breakthrough.Tuesday, reports citing unnamed sources tabbed Texas A&M as Chavis’ destination following the Music City Bowl. Major networks reported the same Wednesday.Not lost in the shuffle of LSU’s season-ending loss, however, was the statement Fournette made regarding 2015. Fournette’s 143 yards rushing and three touchdowns – one on a 100-yard kickoff return – cause many to consider him a legitimate Heisman contender.The kickoff return tied a school record (Eric Martin, 1981) and was the first by LSU player since Morris Claiborne’s 99-yarder against West Virginia in 2011.“Leonard Fournette distinguished himself in this game,” LSU head coach Les Miles said. “He’s a very special player.”Fournette passed Justin Vincent to establish a new freshman season rushing record at LSU (1,034 to 1,001).“(The record means) nothing at all. I wanted the W,” said Fournette, who finished with 264 all-purpose yards – the most by a Tiger this year. “That’s all that counts right now. All I wanted to do was celebrate with the seniors.”Although the 6-foot-1, 230-pound runner who combines blazing speed and physicality slipped and struck a Heisman Trophy pose early in his freshman season, he’s declared himself out of the Heisman promotion business.“It doesn’t matter to me,” Fournette said regarding his inclusion in the discussion for college football’s most coveted honor. “The pose was a one-time deal.“Who wouldn’t like to be mentioned (in the Heisman talk)? If I’m not, I’m still blessed to play for LSU and to be in college.”Many questioned why LSU didn’t ride its hot hand against the Fighting Irish. Fournette had just 11 carries – five in the second half.“We had some personnel calls for other running backs,” Fournette said.The Tigers ran just 52 plays Tuesday as Notre Dame offered 77 plays and possessed the ball for 37 minutes compared to LSU’s 23.LSU had just one full possession in the fourth quarter. Notre Dame’s game-winning drive chewed up the final 5:41.Fournette did get some chuckles in his postgame media session by describing how he used the large video board at LP Field to find the end zone on his long touchdown run in the third quarter.“It was a big help; I was tired,” said Fournette, who knew where to veer to avoid pursuing defenders based on the live video feed. “If It wasn’t for the scoreboard, I wouldn’t have made it.”The 89‐yard scoring run up the middle of Notre Dame’s defense was the longest run for an LSU player in a bowl game. The previous record was 78 yards by Rondell Mealey (also against Notre Dame) in the 1997 Independence Bowl.Fournette led the team with five 100-yard rushing games this season.“I have to get better,” he said. “I’m used to the game now; it’s time to perfect my craft.“I just had a good game.”Despite an 8-5 finish to the season, Miles boasted about a bright future considering the number of young stars on the team.“We are ready for big things,” Fournette said. “But the young stuff is all about to go. Now it’s time to get to work for next season.”Alexander to enter draftNote: LSU’s leading tackler, junior linebacker Kwon Alexander, took to Twitter to announce Tuesday was his final game in purple and gold.Alexander (@Showtime17Kwon) tweeted a picture of this:“I would like to thank LSU, the coaches, the team and LSU nation for all of the love and support that you have shown me throughout my tenure at LSU. After careful thought, prayer and after speaking with my family, I have decided to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Geaux Tigers!! #FOREVERLSU”The 6-foot-2, 227-pounder from Oxford, Alabama, will learn his professional fate beginning with the first round of the NFL Draft on April 30.last_img read more

Gus Malzahn press conference recap

first_imgAUBURN — Gus Malzahn held a press conference this afternoon.Below is an initial rundown. A complete recap will be posted later.— Statement: “The last 48 hours have been tough and challenging. We lost a member of our family that was very close to our players, our coaches. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jakell’s family in this time. In honor of Jakell in the bowl game, our players are going to wear a No. 31 on their helmet, which I think is very appropriate.”“As far as practice goes and was concerned today, first time back, it was a little rusty, which is to be expected. A big emphasis as was on our younger players, just like it was last year at this time. Got a chance to show what they could do, especially a lot of guys that have been on the scout team and some other things so I think they were excited, there was a lot of positive energy out there with that.”— On the players experiencing so much tragedy over last few years: “It’s definitely challenging. It’s a tough time. We’re a family. We get really close. Our players are close, our coaches are close to our players and it’s a challenging time.”— On if counseling was made available: “We had a team meeting yesterday. We had professional counselors here. It was good for our players and it was good for our coaches too.”— On how Mitchell’s death affected him: “It breaks your heart. It break your heart for the family. It breaks your heart for our football family. I’ve said he was extremely close to a lot of our players and our coaches. He’s got a great family and this breaks your heart.”— He’s spoken to Mitchell’s family “numerous times.”— On if he’ll deter players from going to Tiger Lodge apartment complex: “We want our players in safe places.”— Says no players live at the complex and no players were with Mitchell Saturday night/early Sunday.— On how long counselors will be available: “As long as we need. Anytime you go through something like this – a lot of times it’s time that heals it. It’s still early, a lot o emotions, everybody reacts a little bit different. As long as needed.”— On how he’s handled it as a coach: “You try to be a strong leader for your team. I really want to be there for the family. It’s tough…it’s just a tough time.”— On what Jakell Mitchell brought to the team: “He was an outstanding player. He was an outstanding person. Had a lot of winner in him.”— On what he tells players about Tiger Lodge: “You tell your players we want them in positive places.”— On his memories of Mitchel: “Anytime you recruit someone, you get to know them, you get to know their family. He’s from right down the road. I’ve known him a long time. There’s a lot of memories – his smile. I think about the off-the-field stuff, the type of person and the smile and everything that goes with it.”— On how Mitchell was progressing as he redshirted this year: “He handled it well and he was going to be an outstanding player.”— On practice: “That probably had something to do with it. It’s been a while since we’ve been out there. We were a little rusty but that’s to be expected. We were a little rusty this time last year after the break before we played for the national champoionship. I really feel like the rust will be off; we’ll come out there tomorrow, the older guys will have a better practice. Young guys, they were very excited and it was good for them. There was some real positive energy. It was good to see those guys do theur thing.”— On how much work Jovon Robinson got: “He got some. He just got here and just trying to get him slowly acclimated and everything that goes with it.”— On if Will Muschamp observed today: “Right, he just observed.”— On if Muschamp will offer pointers on practice: “I’m sure he will afterwards.”— Travis Williams is coaching linebackers for the bowl game. “He’s got a good understanding of playing linebacker here before.”last_img read more