Reggie Wilson’s Citizen By The Fist & Heel Dance Company scheduled…

first_imgCitizen, with Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group will showcase their unique talent on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, at the Miami Dade County Auditorium.The event which will commence 8:30pm both nights will see the performance group draw from the cultures of Africans in the Americas combine with post-modern elements. Wilson says he will use his own personal movement style to create what he calls “post-African/Neo-HooDoo Modern dances.”In Citizen, Wilson asks, “What does it mean to belong?” and “What does it mean to not want to belong?” core questions of his investigations for the evening-length dance work.last_img read more

Broward and Miami-Dade County hurricane shelters

first_imgNorth Miami Beach Senior High, 1247 NW 167th St., North Miami BeachSouth Miami Senior High, 6856 SW 53rd St., South MiamiFelix Varela Senior High, 15255 SW 96th St., Miami (in the West Kendall area)The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exhibition, home to the Youth Fair at Tamiami Park, 10901 Coral Way, Miami. This is the shelter that is also accepting pets, and visitors should enter through Gate 2.The fairgrounds shelter will accept dogs and cats, as well as any pets in a cage.Miami Carol City Senior, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr., Miami GardensMiami Central Senior, 1781 NW 95 St., MiamiNorth Miami Senior, 13110 NE 8th Ave., North MiamiTERRA Environmental, 11005 SW 84th St., Miami. The following are designated hurricane shelters for Broward and Miami-Dade CountiesThe general population shelters in Broward County are:Coconut Creek Lyons Creek Middle School4333 Sol Press Blvd.Coconut Creek, 33073Coconut Creek Monarch High School5050 Wiles Rd.Coconut Creek, 33073Coral Springs Coral Glades High School2700 Sportsplex Dr.Coral Springs, 33065Davie Fox Trail Elementary School1250 Nob Hill Rd.Davie, 33324Fort Lauderdale Rock Island Elementary2350 N.W. 19th StreetFort Lauderdale, 33311Fort Lauderdale Atlantic Technical (Arthur Ashe)1701 N.W. 23rd Ave.Fort Lauderdale, 33311Pembroke Park Watkins Elementary School3250 S.W. 52nd Ave.Pembroke Park, 33023Lauderdale Lakes Park Lakes Elementary School3925 N. State Rd. 7Lauderdale Lakes, 33319Miramar Everglades High School17100 S.W. 48 CourtMiramar, 33027Miramar New Renaissance Middle School10701 Miramar Blvd.Miramar, 33025Pembroke Pines West Broward High School500 N.W. 209 Ave.Pembroke Pines, 33029Plantation Elementary School651 N.W. 42nd Ave.Plantation, 33317Pompano Beach High School600 N.E. 13 Ave.Pompano Beach, 33060Weston Falcon Cove Middle School4251 Bonaventure Blvd.Weston, 33332The Pet-Friendly Shelter location is:TamaracMillennium Middle School/Challenger Elementary School Campus5803 NW 94th Ave.Tamarac, 33321(Not a general population shelter)Service animals are permitted in General Population Shelters so long as the pet meets the requirements under Federal law. Visit ADA Requirements for Service Animals for additional information. The Pet-Friendly Shelter is available for residents owning pets that are not considered service animals that live in evacuation areas or mobile homes. Pre-registration is required. Please note, owner access to pets may be limited at times during the emergency. Owners will be sheltered at Challenger Elementary School. Pets will be sheltered at Millennium Middle School. Facilities are adjacent. To register, call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977. Four hurricane shelters were open in Miami-Dade ahead of Irma, including one for your pets.The shelters opened by the county are:last_img read more

UK legislator to address controversial public register law during visit to…

first_imgLord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the United Kingdom’s minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories  will discuss the controversial move to impose public registers of beneficial ownership, among other things, when he visits the Cayman Islands this week.Lord Ahmad, who will be visiting the territory for the first time on Wednesday, will be meeting with Primer Alden McLaughlin members of Cabinet and other officials during his one-day visit on Wednesday.During his visit, Lord Ahmad will also address matters related to hurricane preparedness.Real reason for visitHowever, Cayman News online reports that the real reason for the visit is the controversy over the passage in the British parliament of the recent Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which imposes public registers on the territories. “We strongly value the relationship between the UK and the overseas territories and will work closely with the overseas territories governments to find a solution which works for everyone,” said Lord Ahmad.Teleconference with PM Theresa May According to a Downing Street spokesperson in a release from the UK government, Lord Ahmad and Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conference call Thursday with the premier and other leaders of the territories to discuss the company ownership transparency.“The prime minister spoke about the recent passage of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act. She said that she understood that the cross-party amendment to this legislation that would require the overseas territories to create public registers was a matter of great concern for the leaders and that she was conscious of the strong reactions the issue had provoked in their territories,” the UK official stated.The UK government official is also scheduled to visit RCIPS Air Operations to thank them for their work in Turks and Caicos Islands.  “The UK has provided critical aid and support across the region to assist in recovery from last year’s widespread devastation, and we can already see this help from the UK has made a real difference on the ground,” Lord Ahmad said in a release from the governor’s office. “However, there’s more that needs to be done. We will continue to work extremely closely with the British Overseas Territories, as well as the rest of the Caribbean, to make sure that the region has plans in place to prepare for, and better withstand, future hurricanes,” he said.last_img read more

Jamaica PM warns of gang wars

first_imgJamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says criminal gangs are now engaged in feuds leaving several communities tense as the Parliament unanimously approved a three month extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in sections of Kingston.Gangs reach are far and wide “The impact of these gangs is not confined to the specific area in which they reside, but their reach is far and wide, extending to all parishes,” Holness said, as Parliamentarians gave the green light to extending the SOE in Kingston Central, Kington Western, and St. Andrew South Police Divisions.Last month, Holness had declared the SOE in these areas of the capital and the Emergency Powers (Continuance) Resolution 2018 was approved on Tuesday.Holness told legislators that the informed opinion of the security forces has been that the level of criminal activity experienced continues to be a threat in certain areas.He noted that during assessments undertaken regarding communities affected by gang warfare and violent crimes, several communities within the geographic area in question emerged among the top 10, with respect to murder and shooting incidents, over the year 2017 and as at September 30, 2018.“In Trench Town, for example… that community had a combined total of 100 murders and shootings. That was the highest of any community and that was in 2017. Whitfield Town in St. Andrew South had the third highest of 67, and Tivoli Gardens in Kingston West had the fifth highest combined total of 43 murders and shootings.“For the period January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018, Trench Town recorded the highest combined total of murders and shootings in the country, with 55; Whitfield Town recorded he fourth highest total of 34 and Tivoli Gardens recorded the sixth highest of 32 murders and shootings combined,” Holness said, adding that his administration is committed to retaking and transforming Kingston.Aim to dismantle plethora of gangsHe said the SOE would facilitate the operations of the security forces in dismantling the plethora of gangs that are operating in the affected areas.“Many of these gangs are currently embroiled in feuds that have left communities tense and have adversely affected the livelihood of citizens in neighboring communities,“ Holness said, adding the reprisals, counter-reprisals and general gang warfare, which has caused fear and insecurity, cannot be allowed to continue.Strong support for Security forces “We must, therefore, offer the strongest support for the security forces, within the context that they will be enforcing the laws within the provisions of the laws and to the benefit of our citizens,” He said the security forces have done well, thus far, and they have shown through their conduct of operations, both in the SOE and the zones of special operations, that they can use extraordinary powers responsibly.“This government expresses its gratitude to the security forces. Many of them have not been able to spend time with their families, [as] they are on duty and on call protecting the people of Jamaica,” Holness said.last_img read more

Former Jamaican PM Bruce Golding comments on situation in Guyana

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Former Jamaica prime minister, Bruce Golding says the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must stand ready to assist Guyana in its current political situation warning that political stability is a critical factor to ensure investor confidence not only in oil extraction but also in the wide range of downstream industries and enterprises that it would make possible.The three-and-a-half-year-old David Granger led coalition government suffered a major blow after a government back bencher, Charandass Persaud voted in support of an opposition People’s Progressive Party (PP) inspired vote of no confidence on December 21 last year.Since then, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has called on the government to honor the vote and hold fresh presidential and general elections by March this year in keeping with the stipulations of the Guyana Constitution.Matter is before the courtsHowever, the government, which had enjoyed a one seat majority in the 65-member National Assembly, has taken the matter to court, challenging the validity of Persaud’s vote.Worrying possibilityWriting in the Jamaica Observer newspaper. Golding, who came to office in 2007 and stepped down four years later, said Guyana has struggled to overcome deeply polarizing instincts, and there is a worrying possibility that this present issue could reignite them.“Guyana’s leaders must rise above this. Too much is at stake. The private sector and the trade union movement must be prepared to constructively engage, grasp the big picture, and collaborate with the Government and Opposition toward a solution that will sustain confidence and stability and enable Guyana to get through this,” the 71-year-old former prime minister said.He said CARICOM, of which Guyana is a member “must stand ready to offer assistance, if needed, in a way that is acceptable to both the Government and the Opposition.“Guyana cannot afford to falter at this time, not when it is on the cusp of a new horizon of hope and real possibilities. And if it falters, the entire Caribbean community is the worse off,” he wrote.Poised for unprecedented developmentGolding said that from a distance, Guyana has seemed poised for an era of unprecedented development and prosperity. He said since 2015 it has confirmed 10 offshore oil wells capable of generating over 750,000 barrels per day.“New wells are being discovered every few months and the technical data suggest there are many more wells to be drilled. With production expected to start next year, Guyana is in a position to become a significant oil producer — several times greater than Trinidad and Tobago — with tremendous benefit to its economy, its people and the region, if properly managed.”Golding said in such a scenario, political stability is a critical factor to ensure investor confidence not only in oil extraction “but also in the wide range of downstream industries and enterprises that it would make possible.Golding said that following the successful tabling of the motion of no confidence, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo “in a display of political maturity …immediately indicated that the Government accepted the outcome of the no-confidence motion, and announced that the constitutional provisions requiring that fresh elections be held within three months would now ensue.” “We now find ourselves holding our breath,’ Golding wrote, making reference to the legal maneuvers and the decision by the PPP to boycott the last sitting of the Parliament  where the Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland suggested that the matter be referred to the courts for a determination.Initial goodwill maybe waningGolding said the boycott could be viewed as a “troubling sign that the goodwill which initially penetrated the cloud of uncertainty is waning” and that the matter is being further complicated by other issues including the reports that Persaud is also a Canadian citizen.Golding said that It would take some time for these issues to be adjudicated in the courts including the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which is the country’s highest and final court.“The Government has already signaled that, in order to facilitate this, it will be seeking the court’s approval for an extension of the 90-day period within which elections must be held. The Opposition has countered that under the constitution the Court has no such authority.“A protracted period of uncertainty in its political arrangements is something that Guyana can ill afford, especially at this time. The fact that the Government’s handling of oil exploration contracts was a significant element in the no-confidence motion has its own implications.“Up to now, public reaction to the stalemate has been measured, but it has all the ingredients to create a flashpoint that could roll back much of the advancement that Guyana has made in its political processes,” Golding wrote.last_img read more

Sir Garfield Sobers visits Windies camp ahead of England series

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies Test cricketers were treated to a surprise special guest at their training session on Saturday when legendary all-rounder and former skipper Sir Garfield Sobers paid them a courtesy visit.The 82-year-old icon, rated around the globe as the greatest cricketer the world has ever seen, was on hand at Kensington Oval as the Windies continued their preparations for the Wisden Trophy Test Series against England which bowls off here Wednesday.He met the team as a group and also had one-on-one discussions with some of the players.DelightedLeft-hander Darren Bravo, who is making a comeback to the Test side following 27 months on the sidelines, said he was delighted to see Sir Garry. “As a little boy growing up in Trinidad my father would always talk about Sir Garfield Sobers and the amazing things he did on the cricket field,” Bravo said.“I would listen, and it was obvious that from the way he spoke I knew he was a fantastic cricketer. Whenever I’m in Barbados I try to see him and speak to him. He was a great player and always has time to offer advice and knowledge.“We’re here preparing for this Test Series and to have him take the time out to come and spend time with us is truly wonderful. We really thank him and want him to know we appreciate what he’s done for us.”Bravo’s counterpart, Shai Hope, one of the region’s best young players, said it was a honor to listen to words of wisdom from the country’s National Hero.“Sir Garry is an awesome person and it always great to see him and have him around,” Hope said.“He has tremendous presence and you can learn so much from just listening to him as he speaks and shares his knowledge of the game and especially how to go about your batting.An inspiration“Having him join us today is an inspiration. It’s the kind of thing that can give you a boost ahead of a game and a series. It’s always a honor to be in his presence. He has vast knowledge and experience and we are happy he took the come and speak with us.”During his playing days, Sir Garry set several records and broke many barriers. He represented the West Indies in 93 Tests, scored 8032 runs with a highest score of 365 not out against Pakistan in 1958 – his maiden Test century.At the time, it was the record for the highest Test score and stood for over three decades. He also took 235 wickets with his mixture of left-arm fast-medium bowling and left-arm spin.last_img read more

Masks Now Mandatory in Several South Florida Cities Amid COVID-19 Spike

first_img“We are going to be implementing a mask-in-public rule,” City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said. “Everyone will have to be wearing a mask in public.” The cities participating in the mask mandate include: Young woman shows self-made mask to protect against virus and bacteria “Wearing masks outdoors in congested cities like Miami, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Hialeah and Miami Gardens is a good idea,” Gimenez said in a statement. “I commend the mayors of those cities for making that a requirement. I will be meeting with the county’s medical experts tomorrow to discuss whether the use of masks in less congested unincorporated areas of the County is necessary.” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he will consider with medical professionals Tuesday whether the rules for face coverings need to expand elsewhere in the county as well. On Monday, the state surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19. Mayors of almost a dozen cities in Miami-Dade County immediately announced that they will be requiring people to wear face coverings in public.center_img Miami-Dade County, in particular, is responsible for 26,239 of the state’s 100,217 confirmed cases as of Monday. Amid the COVID-19 spike in Florida, several South Florida cities have made the wearing of masks mandatory for its residents. Florida reported record-setting totals of new cases on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and South Florida remains the epicenter. MiamiNorth Miami BeachHialeahMiami GardensAventuraKey BiscayneBiscayne ParkPinecrestWest MiamiMiami ShoresEl Portallast_img read more

Shocking! That Moment Biglia Forgot His New Identity (Video)

first_imgRelated Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Argentine star Lucas Biglia gave the footballing world something awkward and hilarious too after he appeared to forget his new identity in a video that has gone viral.News had emerged last week that the 31-year old would move from Lazio to rivals AC Milan in a €17m deal. To this effect, the player was in Milan on Saturday for his medicals so as to finalise the move to San Siro.On arrival at the Linate Airport in Milan, the midfielder was welcomed by excited fans of his new club but the response they got from their new player would have left them in shock. Their new acquisition responded to them with the chant ‘Forza Lazio’ (Go Lazio) instead of ‘Forza Milan’ (Go Milan) to clearly show that he has not come to terms with moving from Lazio to 7-times champions AC Milan.last_img read more

Video – Watch PSG Unveil Neymar To Home Crowd Before Season Opener Vs Amiens…

first_imgHowever, the Brazilain will be available to play for the Les Parisiens in their next Ligue 1 game, according to the French League governing body.Neymar Jr completed his £200m move to the French capital on Thursday, and will reportedly earn £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week. The Brazilian had a lap of honour inside the stadium as fans sonorously chanted his name before PSG kick off their Ligue 1 campaign. Worlds most expensive footballer, Neymar Jr, has been unveiled to a capacity filled Parc des Princes, ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 season opener against Amiens SC.25-year-old Neymar, who moved to the French capital club from Barcelona, missed the season opening game due to his ITC (International Transfer Certificate) not being submitted to the LFP in time.center_img Video Credit: – PSG OfficielRelatedNeymar Unveiling – Watch Paris Welcome Neymar To Paris Saint-GermainAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”Video – Watch Neymar Arrive Paris For PSG UnveilingAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”BREAKING: PSG Signs Kylian Mbappe From MonacoAugust 31, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Boca Juniors Threatens To Sue Shanghai Shenhua Over Unpaid Carlos Tevez Transfer Fee

first_imgArgentine football giants, Boca Juniors have threatened to file a law suit against Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua over unpaid outstanding Carlos Tevez transfer fee.Former Manchester United and Juventus forward, Carlos Tevez, joined the Chinese club from Boca Juniors last January for a fee around €11m, and Boca Juniors claims Shanghai Shenhua has not paid the outstanding fee since the initial payment was made when the transfer was completed.President of Boca Juniors, Daniel Angelici told local reporters: “We are preparing a claim to present to the Court of Arbitration for Sport because we have written several times to the club and have had no response,”33-year-old Tevez, who is currently in Buenos Aires to treat his calf injury, has made only 11 appearances for the struggling Chinese side this season scoring 2 goals.Relatedlast_img read more