Miramar votes today

first_imgThe residents of Miramar will go to the polls to elect three city commissioners today, Tuesday March 14.The electors will vote to either replace or retain three representatives of the five-seat commission in the Broward County–based city.The three seats up for grabs are now held by Jamaican-American Winston Barnes in Seat 3, Yvette Colbourne – a Panamanian-American of Jamaican descent in Seat 2 and  Maxwell Barnes, also a Jamaican-American,  in Seat 1.Haitian-American  Darlene Riggs and Broward County Mayor, Wayne Messam make up the full compliment of the five-seat Commission.Winston Barnes, a Jamaican-American, who has served the commission since 2003, is facing the two-pronged challenge of Haitian-American Dalton Jall’s Bonheur and African-American James R. Hepburn, while Chambers and Colbourne are being challenged by Jamaican-Americans, Attorney Norman Hemmings, and chiropractor Dr. Venessa Walker, respectively.There are approximately 70,000 electors registered to cast ballots in the municipal election but voter turnout has customarily been low. All candidates are hoping that there will be a turnaround in that trend.Miaramar is the only municipality in South Florida with an all Caribbean cast of City Commissioners.Messam has openly endorsed the challenges of Walker against Colbourne and Jali’s Bonheur and Hepburn against Barnes, stating that he could do more with a stronger Commission.However residents of Miramar have expressed their satisfaction with the work of the present Commission. Miramar voting Three incumbent City Commissioners face electorate last_img read more

St Kitts/Nevis signs visa waiver with Russia

first_imgDeepening of bilateral relationsThe government of St. Kitts Nevis says the signing signals a significant deepening of the bilateral relations between the two countries and affords a platform for continued engagement between both countries. A waiver agreement has been signed between the Dr. Timothy Harris led administration in St. Kitts and Nevis and the Russian Federation. During the signing, Brantley and Lavrov spoke at length to the relationship already existing between the two countries and the ongoing efforts to grow that relationship. Travel without visaThe agreement, signed on Friday by St. Kitts/Nevis Foreign Minister Mark Brantley and his Russian counterpart H.E. Serguey Lavrov allows citizens of both countries to travel for up to 90 days to each other’s countries without the need for a visa.center_img The visa waiver signing brings to 12 the number of countries which have recently signaled similar agreements with Kitts and Nevis. The visa waiver takes effect 60 days from the date of signing.last_img read more

Mane misses penalty, scores twice as Senegal qualify

first_imgSenegal’s Sadio Mane scores their third goal from a penaltyCairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored twice after having a penalty saved as Senegal defeated Kenya 3-0 in Cairo Monday to book an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 place.The Champions League-winning forward had a timidly-struck first half penalty saved by Patrick Matasi before making amends with a brace after a goalless opening 45 minutes.Ismaila Sarr put Senegal ahead on 63 minutes and Mane netted on 71 and 78 minutes, his second goal coming from another penalty.Kenya were reduced to 10 men just before the second penalty was taken with Philemon Otieno sent off for a second yellow card.Algeria made 11 changes to the team that beat Senegal last week and still beat Tanzania 3-0 in Cairo to top Group C with nine points.Senegal were runners-up with six points, Kenya third with three and Tanzania, back at the tournament after 39 years, ended pointless.The qualification of Senegal raised to 12 the number of teams who have secured places in the second round, which kicks off Friday.Hosts Egypt, surprise side Madagascar, Algeria and Morocco advanced as group winners and Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal and the Ivory Coast as runners-up.Defending champions Cameroon and Mali play Tuesday and will finish third at worst in their groups, which would secure two of four places reserved for teams filling that position.Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo have already taken two of the spots allocated to the four best third-place countries.With Algeria having qualified and Tanzania eliminated before the final group matches, the focus was on the battle for second place between Senegal and Kenya. – War of words –A war of words between the coaches preceded the game with France-born Kenya handler Sebastien Migne suggesting Senegal lacked the mental strength to become African champions.Senegal coach Aliou Cisse responded by reminding Migne that his side were ranked 82 places higher in the world and the loss to Algeria was the first in four years in Africa.Kenya were lucky to reach half-time level with Senegal at the June 30 Stadium as apart from the Mane penalty miss, captain Victor Wanyama was not punished for handling in the box.Patrick Matasi also made two great saves, blocking an Idrissa Gueye close-range shot and tipping a Sarr header over via the top of the crossbar.Kenya came close to snatching the lead against the run of play just past the hour when a Dennis Omino snap shot was brilliantly parried by Alfred Gomis.A minute later and Senegal were ahead as Matasi fell while trying to clear a cross and Sarr turned to fire superbly into the corner of the net.Mane atoned for his penalty blunder by adding a second on 71 minutes, taking advantage of poor defending from Mohamed Musa off a long ball to run through and score.Given a second penalty chance, Mane made no mistake, tucking the ball into the corner despite a brave attempt by the outstanding Matasi to reach it.At the Al Salam Stadium, Tanzania contained Algeria for 35 minutes before conceding three goals by half-time with Islam Slimani opening the scoring before Adam Ounas added two.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Leyton Orient manager carried off field by steward who mistook him for a fan

first_imgAdvertisement axn17dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs93kWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8rs6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s4kWould you ever consider trying this?😱6mr0Can your students do this? 🌚20976qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Leyton Orient’s manager Ross Embleton has been carried off field by steward who mistook him for a fan. Leyton Orient is one of the oldest clubs in England. They are currently situated at the 9th position in the League table of League 2. On Wednesday, they won a close match against Mansfield on Wednesday with a goal in the injury time and the manager started to celebrate with the players. The steward was not able to recognize the manager and he thought the manager as a fan. So he was carried off the field.Advertisement Mansfield were awarded two penalties in the first half of the match and Rose converted both of them. The comeback of Leyton Orient from that position was looking very unlikely. However, they started to make a comeback in the match in the second half. Wilkinson pulled one goal back at the 64th minute of the match. Angol scored another goal at the 78th minute of the match. Finally Drew scored the winning goal for Leyton Orient at the 96th minute of the match.Advertisement The manager was certainly excited with the Goal and that’s why he started celebrating with his own players. After that the funny incident took place at the home ground of Mansfield.Gary Lineker trolls Man Utd and José Mourinho after resounding Chelsea winAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more