Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Misconduct, Grand Theft

first_imgDeputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday they have arrested one of their own on charges of grand theft, official misconduct, and obtaining property under $20,000 by fraud.According to investigators with the BSO”s Public Corruption Unit, Det. Luis Silberberg falsified overtime forms seven times and lied more than 50 times about working a full shift when records showed he did not, thereby defrauding the sheriff’s office out of more than $15,000. Officials say Silberberg claimed he had worked a regular shift and an overtime shift on the same day, when he only actually worked the overtime shift.The 16-month investigation also revealed the deputy said he worked a full day.However, records show he either did not leave his home, or worked part of his shift before returning home.Ultimately, investigators found 57 occasions on which Silberberg claimed to have worked the entire day, when records showed he had been at home for some or all of those shifts.BSO’s investigation found that over four months at the end of last year, Silberberg was overcompensated $15,540 for 368 regular hours and 16 overtime hours that he falsely claimed to have worked.He was arrested Thursday afternoon at BSO’s Public Safety Building.Silberberg has been suspended without pay. He had already been suspended with pay since February until Thursday’s arrest.He was hired by the sheriff’s office in 2006, when he initially worked as a detective in the robbery unit.last_img read more

Officials Plan “Reimagined” South Beach with More Culture, Less Party

first_imgMiami Beach implemented an 8 p.m. curfew last weekend for parts of its entertainment district, in an effort to prevent gatherings that could increase the spread of COVID-19. In the video, the mayor goes on to say, “This is precisely the right time. We cannot continue to kick this can down the road. When we emerge from this pandemic — and we will emerge — we should have a different kind of South Beach. A better one. Just as vibrant and iconic, but also cultural and safe. A South Beach for everyone.” South Beach could soon be getting a makeover, and not in the way you may be thinking.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber announced Wednesday that he plans to replace the famous entertainment district with an “Art Deco Cultural District,” where alcohol sales would stop at midnight at most places, in order to reduce crime and other issues.“The current entertainment district has become too difficult and costly to police and, equally important, too inconsistent with our brand. And it’s too special and iconic a place to be so badly underperforming,” Gelber said.The mayor talked through his vision during an eight-minute YouTube video in which he noted that the city’s commission plans to further discuss the plans next week.Gelber explained that the entertainment district has become “a victim of its success” and grown to resemble “a beachfront Bourbon Street,” where visitors act in ways they never would at home.With that in mind, Gelber’s proposal calls for alcohol sales to be cut off at midnight.However, certain businesses would be allowed to apply for conditional permission to extend that deadline, if they meet certain requirements.center_img See more details on the mayor’s proposal below:last_img read more

Felons must pay all fines before receiving the right to vote

first_imgA federal appeals court has ruled that felons in Florida must have a zero balance on all of their fines, legal fees, and restitution before they regain their right to vote.The ruling was made Friday afternoon and reverses a lower courts judge’s decision to reinstate a felon’s right to vote regardless of their financial obligations.Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried spoke about the ruling saying that they will continue to fight for justice:“Although this ruling is a setback, we cannot allow ourselves to be set back in our pursuit of justice for those who have paid their debt to society. This decision must only renew our fight to ensure all Floridians can exercise their Constitutional right to vote. The goal of Amendment 4 can be achieved through Florida’s clemency system, even in its current, broken state. My fellow Clemency Board members have the power to restore Floridian’s rights. Yet Governor DeSantis has not held a Clemency Board meeting in 282 days, and continues wasting taxpayer dollars fighting Amendment 4 in court. Neither history, nor the 1 million Floridians awaiting justice, will be deterred by today’s ruling.”Florida is not only a swing state but it is also a must-win state for President Trump’s bid for re-election.Some believe that felons would have helped to sway the vote.last_img read more

YMCA Gymnastics Championships Coming to Ellsworth

first_img Bio ELLSWORTH — More than 250 young gymnasts will be on hand at Ellsworth High School this weekend for the 2009 YMCA Pine Tree Gymnastics League State Championships. The competition, for Levels 4 through 9, will include three sessions on Saturday and two on Sunday.Admission is free to the public for all sessions, and food concessions will be available at the school on both days.In addition to the host team, representing the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA, there will be squads from Mount Desert Island, Waterville, Bangor, Old Town/Orono, Bath, Auburn/Lewiston, Rumford, Central Lincoln County and Oxford Hills.Some of the teams will be staying over on Saturday night and rooms have been reserved at Ellsworth’s Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe competition will open for Level 5 gymnasts with march-in at 10 a.m. and the awards presentation at noon.The second session, for Level 6 and Prep-Op gymnasts, begins at 2 p.m. with awards at 3:30 p.m.Levels 7-9 will compete starting at 5:30 p.m. with awards at 7 p.m.On Sunday, the event will continue with Level 4 competition.Ages 7, 8, 9A, 12 and 13 and over will lead off at 10 a.m. with awards at noon, and ages 9B, 10 and 11 will wrap up the championship event starting at 2 p.m. with awards at 3:30 p.m. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Posts Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

England Pacer Mark Wood Declared Fit

first_imgLondon: England pacer Mark Wood has been cleared of serious injury and will remain part of the 15-member squad for the World Cup beginning May 30. Wood pulled up because of an issue with his calf during the fourth over of the first warm-up match against Australia which the Aaron-led side won by 12 runs in Southampton on May 25.He left the field immediately and took no further part in the game. And there was fear in the England camp that Wood, who has a history of foot and ankle problems, might have to be removed from the squad and thus, he was sent for scans.However, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo, scans have shown no sign of injury. Instead the England medical team believes the 29-year-old simply jarred his foot while bowling. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

AIBA drops officials after ‘handful’ of bad decisions

first_imgTHE International Boxing Association (AIBA) has dropped a number of officials after a review of their decisions at the Olympics.AIBA said that, after 239 bouts in Rio, “less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected”.The body has admitted it is in a “transition process”, but said results of bouts already contested will stand.The reaction to Irish fighter Michael Conlan’s controversial defeat prompted a reaction from AIBA.Conlan lost by unanimous decision to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin when many observers felt he had won comfortably.“We have a lot of educating to do and a lot of evaluating to do,” AIBA official Tom Virgets told the BBC.“Along the way we have to sharpen the blade with our officials, with more training, more evaluation.”The federation has since confirmed: “The concerned referees and judges will no longer officiate at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”NEW RULES FOR RIOAIBA, which governs amateur boxing, has changed several rules for the Rio Games – allowing professionals to compete, removing the headguard, scrapping the appeals process and changing the scoring system.Five officials judge each bout and a computer randomly selects three whose scores are counted.There was also controversy when Russian world champion Evgeny Tishchenko was awarded all three rounds in his favour against Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit in the men’s heavyweight final, despite a cut to his head and spending much of the bout on the back foot.Tishchenko was booed by the crowd after being given the unanimous points decision.Irish official Michael Gallagher was one of the judges in the heavyweight final.An enraged Conlan said after his defeat: “I came for gold and I’ve been cheated. I’ll not do another Olympics. I would advise anybody not to compete for AIBA.”Virgets said of his reaction: “I can understand that frustration is heightened when there is a significant amount of media who also believe that he should have won.“We will continue to evaluate to where the media is educated, the coaches are educated as to the criteria better and the officials are constantly getting better so that hopefully we will come to an Olympics in the future and 100% of the bouts will be accepted by coaches, media, athletes and officials.”Conlan’s defeat prompted a five-year-old boy from Dublin to offer him his school medal as a consolation “because you are a winner”.Traditionally, judges would use a computer scoring system to count each punch.But now the winner of each round is awarded 10 points and the loser a lower number, based on criteria which include the quality of punches landed, effective aggression and tactical superiority.“We’re getting better but Rome wasn’t built in a day and we’re going to continue to raise that bar of excellence,” insisted Virgets, a member of AIBA’S executive board and chairman of its disciplinary committee.Asked about the judges in Rio, Virgets said: “We’re changing them from being robots who press the button to being analysts of the bout.”last_img read more

Novak; Serena discover U.S. Open first round draws

first_img(SPORTSMAX) – Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have discovered who their first-round opponents for the 2016 US Open will be.Novak Djokovic will begin his U.S. Open defence against Jerzy Janowicz, while Serena Williams’ quest for a record 23rd Open Era grand slam starts against Ekaterina Makarova.After exiting Wimbledon to Sam Querrey in the third round this year and losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the first round at Rio 2016, Djokovic will be aiming to win his 13th major in New York.The Serbian will be confident of a strong start at the U.S. Open, with world number 228 Janowicz having only returned from a six-month lay-off in July.Djokovic is joined in the top half of the draw by Rafael Nadal – who kicks off his campaign against Denis Istomin –and Milos Raonic, the Spaniard and Canadian potential semi-final opponents.Double Olympic champion Andy Murray, who has been struggling with a shoulder injury and lost the Western and Southern Open final to Marin Cilic, will face Lukas Rosol in his first match.The world number two could face Kei Nishikori – who starts against Benjamin Becker – in the quarter-finals and Stan Wawrinka or del Potro in the semis.In the women’s draw, Williams will be looking to surpass her run to the final four in 2015 against a familiar foe.The world number one overcame Makarova en route to the 2012 and 2014 titles in Flushing Meadows and will need to do so again if she is to be victorious this year.However, things could get tricky with a potential third-round match against Ana Ivanovic, quarter-final versus Simona Halep and a possible semi with sister Venus or Agnieszka Radwanska.Angelique Kerber will be looking to displace Williams at the top of the rankings at the U.S. Open, and Polona Hercog will be her first opponent.French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will face a qualifier in the first round, and a match with Olympic champion Monica Puig could occur in round three.last_img read more

Australia players can not complain about preparation – CA

first_img(REUTERS)-Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland has put the Test team’s struggles firmly at the door of the players and rejected suggestions they were unprepared for the series against South Africa.Australia were thrashed by 177 runs in Perth in the series opener and trail by 86 runs in the second test in Hobart after they were skittled out for 85 on day one on Saturday.Rain washed out the second day’s play, but South Africa can hope to shut the door on Australia with a match-winning lead when they resume on 171 for five at Bellerive Oval yesterday.Media pundits have blamed a crammed schedule for Australia’s travails, with the players having had only one domestic Sheffield Shield match to prepare for red-ball cricket after touring South Africa for a one-day international series.But Sutherland said the players had no cause for complaint.“I’ve heard a little bit of commentary around preparation and I think it’s interesting,” Sutherland told ABC radio yesterday.“I don’t think the preparation is anything that Australian cricket can complain about because South Africa have had the same schedule.“We have both played each other in one-day matches in October, came through here, had various forms of long-form or other preparatory matches.“If you draw that comparison the team we are playing against hasn’t had any different preparation.“Ideally you might have a different preparation but the fact of the matter is you can’t.”Selectors rested frontline pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood from the tour of South Africa to keep them fresh for the Test series.Australia played their most recent test series in Sri Lanka in July and August, and were white-washed 3-0.Sutherland reiterated his board’s call for less international cricket, not more, calling the current regime of scheduling “difficult.At ICC (International Cricket Council) level it’s something we’re working very hard on,” he said.“To try and get more structure to refine the way in which international cricket is played and to be honest, ultimately play less international cricket, so that it’s more valuable and there’s not these random series that crop up all the time.”Australia’s selectors have also worn flak for a number of contentious decisions, prompting calls for panel chairman Rod Marsh to step down immediately, rather than wait until after the India tour next year as previously announced.Sutherland, however, said Marsh would not be rushed out the door.“The selection panel clearly have got their job to do and it’s challenging times,” he said.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Denmark vs Australia: All square at Full Time

first_imgThe teams for #DENAUS are in! 👀Score prediction?— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018 A decent half of football in Samara! #DENAUS pic.twitter.com/C9LxuFAszp— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018# Antonio Mateu Lahoz has ended the first half by blowing the whistle. What an excellent half of football this has been! Join us for the second half of the match!# We will have 2 min. of added time# 44′ Aaron Mooy (Australia) sends in a lofted cross from a mid-range free kick, but his poor effort goes out of play.The captain delivers from the spot once more 💪#DENAUS pic.twitter.com/Y5KdwUi6N9— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018# 42′ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) attempts to find one of his teammates with the free kick into the box, but the keeper reacts superbly and denies the effort.# 41′ A player from Australia pulled an opponent down, forcing the referee to blow his whistle. Denmark are awarded a free kick. Let’s see what they create from this.# 37′ GOAL! Mile Jedinak (Australia) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty past Kasper Schmeichel into the bottom right corner.# 37′ Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) picked up a yellow card from referee.# 36′ Surely that’s handball by one of the Denmark players in the box, and the referee gives the penalty after checking on with VAR!# 35′ Aaron Mooy (Australia) launches the ball from the resulting corner, but one of the defenders is first to the ball and deals with the threat.# 35′ Robbie Kruse (Australia) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat. Australia will take a corner kick.# 32′ Tom Rogic (Australia) is able to continue to play.# 32′ Tom Rogic (Australia) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.# 30′ CHANCE! Robbie Kruse (Australia) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Robbie Kruse (Australia) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar.# 26′ Joshua Risdon (Australia) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat.# 24′ CHANCE! Great ball in from Henrik Dalsgaard. Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark) should really have done better with a close-range header, but he heads it a whisker wide of the right post.# 23′ Tom Rogic (Australia) has the goal in his sights after a good run to the edge of the box, but his weak effort flies well wide of the right post.# 22′ CHANCE! Pione Sisto (Denmark) receives an accurate pass and finds some space for a shot. The keeper is prepared and denies his long-range attempt straight to the middle of the goal.# 21′ Henrik Dalsgaard (Denmark) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Antonio Mateu Lahoz blows his whistle for a foul.# 20′ The ball is cleared after Robbie Kruse (Australia) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball is off of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Denmark.🚀@ChrisEriksen8 🚀#DENAUS pic.twitter.com/SLgZw73YGF— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018# 16′ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.# 11′ Mathew Leckie (Australia) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. Australia will have a chance to score from a corner kick.# 7′ GOAL! Christian Eriksen (Denmark) latches on to a perfect pass on the edge of the penalty area and fires a good snap shot into the roof of the net. Wonderful finish!# 5′  Tom Rogic (Australia) unleashed a monstrous piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced up at goal and shot from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but the ball fortunately hit one of the defenders and ball bounced away. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Australia.# Kick off!Denmark Playing XI: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Stryger, Delaney, Eriksen, Schone, Poulsen, Jorgensen, Sisto .Australia Playing XI: Ryan; Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich; Jedinak, Mooy; Leckie, Kruse; Rogic, NabboutThe teams have arrived in Samara for #DENAUS!Where in the world are you watching? TV listings 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018 New Delhi: It is matchday two in Group C of the FIFA World Cup 2018 as Denmark and Australia go head to head at the Cosmos Arena in Samara. Denmark were at times on the ropes against Peru in their opening match, but came away with a 1-0 win. Coach Age Hareide was happy with his team’s hardwork, but also added that he thought they looked overwhelmed by the mega occasion and at time even ‘afraid’. The Costa Ricans finished second in the CONCACAF WC qualifying group after a decent campaign (W4, D4, L2). After suffering a loss in their opening game to Serbia – thanks to a sublime free kick by Aleksandar Kolarov – a loss for Oscar Ramírez’s men here would shatter their hopes of qualifying for the last 16.Highlights of Denmark vs Australia:# Thank you for joining in, you can catch the second match of the day between France and Peru here: FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, France vs Peru Today’s three matches are in three different time zones! Here’s when #DENAUS, #FRAPER and #ARGCRO kick-off where you are…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/WzG0h8DoFG— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the first match of the day, Denmark lock horns with Australia in the matchday two in Group C. The first venue of the day: Samara 😍#DENAUS #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/o3hjsM2JWv— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018 # The referee blows the FULL TIME whistle. It is Denmark 1-1 Australia. # Minimum of 3 minutes of added time to be played.🏃‍♂️💨#DENAUS pic.twitter.com/x19luMo12x— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018# 85′ Pione Sisto (Denmark) is awarded a yellow card. The referee showed him no mercy.# 84′ Thomas Delaney (Denmark) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.# 82′ The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Jackson Irvine (Australia) comes onto the pitch for Tom Rogic.# 81′ A long pass, executed by Daniel Arzani (Australia), missed the precision to reach his teammates.# 79′ CHANCE! What a chance that is! Mathew Leckie (Australia) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the wing. He produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes well wide of the right post!# 76′ The players claim that Martin Braithwaite (Denmark) handled the ball inside the box and it seems they are right. But the referee plays on!# 75′  A neat pass is well received by Mathew Leckie (Australia), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball on goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.# 74′ Bert van Marwijk is forced to make a change. Andrew Nabbout is not able to carry on due to injury. He is replaced by Tomi Juric (Australia)# 73′ Andrew Nabbout (Australia) is writhing in pain and can now receive medical treatment after the referee decides to stop play.# 72′ CHANCE! Pione Sisto (Denmark) collects a pass on the edge of the box but he slips the ball just wide of the right post.# 72′ Tom Rogic (Australia) jinks his way past multiple challenges and fires a low shot from the edge of the box to the middle of the goal, but Kasper Schmeichel is equal to it.# 71′ CHANCE! Aaron Mooy (Australia) neatly controls a driven pass on the edge of the box, glances up and cracks a beautiful drive goalwards that sails just over the bar.# 70′ Mathew Leckie (Australia) sends over a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails and the opportunity goes begging.# 69′ Aaron Mooy (Australia) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.# 68′ Bert van Marwijk has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Daniel Arzani (Australia) replacing Robbie Kruse# 68′ We are about to witness a substitution. Andreas Cornelius (Denmark) is replacing Nicolai Jorgensen.# 68′ CHANCE! Mathew Leckie (Australia) wastes a good opportunity as his pass into the box is blocked by the defence. The linesman makes the right call and Australia will have a corner.# 67′ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of one of his teammates.It looks just as good when it is full, too! #DENAUS pic.twitter.com/7GapVVqIPo— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018# 64′ Neat passing move from Australia in order to create new attacking opportunities.# 58′ Yussuf Poulsen will be replaced by Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).# 56′ Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. Denmark have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.# 51′ Pione Sisto (Denmark) connects with an accurate pass inside the box and fires the ball to the bottom right corner, but one of the defending players steps in to block the effort.# Second half begins!Key stats: 👉 There have now been more penalties (11) at the 2018 #WorldCup than in the entire group phase in 2014 (10)👉 @Socceroos’ penalty was the fifth that was awarded after consulting VAR at the 2018 #WorldCup #DENAUS pic.twitter.com/ASngn4eiv8— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 21, 2018 For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli will emerge as the greatest cricketer of all time, says Kumar Sangakkara

first_imghighlights Virat Kohli will emerge as one of the greatest cricketers of all time believes Kumar Sangakkara. Australia’s tour of India starts on 24th February. Mahela Jayawardene lauds Virat Kohli for absorbing the pressure of 1.3 billion. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kumar Sangakkara’s former teammate Mahela Jayawardene also lauded run-machine Kohli and praised his skills to absorb the pressure of 1.3 billion Indians’ expectations. “It’s not just about the ability Virat has but to understand the way to handle pressure not just on the field but also off the field and the expectations,” said the former Sri Lanka captain.”We grew up with Sachin who had to perhaps experience the same thing. And for the next generation, it’s probably on Virat’s shoulders.” Jayawardene said.Virat Kohli will now be seen in action against the men-in-yellow who are all set to touch Indian soil for two T20 Internationals, followed by five-match ODI series. Further, the series against Australia will be India’s last International assignment before the start of the World Cup.  New Delhi: Seldom we an individual blend dedication and grit, eventually epitomizing the facet named perfection in the most beautiful way possible. Every time Virat Kohli steps on to the ground, it seems as if the national crest is imbibed on his chest. And it wouldn’t be wrong to say that even the greatest of statistician must have struggled to suggest the times the 30-year-old has helped to turn the jaws of defeat into the pride of victory. The batting sensation of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has once again rated him heavily. Kumar Sangakkara believes that Virat Kohli is way ahead of his contemporaries and destined for greatness. Virat had a memorable 2018 as he churned runs and tons in almost every series.Speaking to a news channel, he extensively praised Indian skipper and said, “Everything about Virat’s game stands out. I think he is head and shoulders above anyone else in world cricket today.”“And I think going forward, he will be one of the greatest ever cricketers, if not the greatest ever,” he added. “He has this incredible knack of scoring runs and has a very, very solid method that he believes in. If you see the tempo which he bats with, it hardly changes. He does read the situation very well.”He is a very passionate guy; you see that in his expressions on the field… it’s the overall aspect of both the person and how he has sorted his batting and his attitude.”last_img read more