Comedian New President of Ukraine

first_imgOfficial results are expected to be released today. President Trump is congratulating new Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.The White House says Trump talked with Zelenskiy last night, calling his win an “important moment” in Ukraine’s history.Both men have pledged to keep Ukraine on a pro-Western course.Zelenskiy has also promised to fight corruption, and his message has resonated in Ukraine, which is one of the poorest counties in Europe. A popular comedian who plays a fictitious president in a TV series is the new President of…no not the United States, it’s not Alec Baldwin.He is the new president of the Ukraine.According to exit polls from the runoff election, Volodymyr Zelenskiy won in a landslide over his opponent Petro Poroshenko 73-percent to 25-percent. Volodymyr Zelensky played Ukraine’s president on TV. Now it’s a reality.https://t.co/cLmte8sa5c pic.twitter.com/UqqMYKJB6O— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2019last_img read more

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gets a new Principal

first_imgDays after the principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made an announcement that he plans to step down from his role at the end of this school year, the school has announced a new principal.District officials stated Monday that Stoneman Douglas’ new principal will be Michelle Kefford.Kefford is currently the principal of Flanagan High School and was also named Florida’s 2019 Principal of the Year, will reside over Stoneman Douglas beginning this fall.The Broward County School district is expected to make their official announcement in a meeting late Monday afternoon.Ty Thompson who was Stoneman Douglas’ principal announced Friday that he was stepping down after finding himself implicated in The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Safety Commission’s investigation into the shooting that left 17 students and staff members dead.The safety commission is looking into the mishandling of the situation via staff members and public officials before, during, and after the shooting. Their investigation has yet to be completed.last_img read more

Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Files to Seek Re-election

first_imgFormer Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel filed papers yesterday seeking reelection as sheriff.He was in his second term when he was suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis in January for his handling of the Parkland shooting.DeSantis appointed Gregory Tony as sheriff who plans to run for re-election against Israel.The two will face off in a Democrat primary. Also, the the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted last week to pull the BSO’s accreditation.The board cited the agency’s response to the Parkland school shooting and the shooting two years ago at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The family of a second Parkland high school shooting victim has filed suit against the FBI, claiming lack of action to prevent the February 2018 massacre.In January 2018, a South Florida woman tipped off the FBI that a teenager she knew was stockpiling guns and ammunition and was planning an armed assault on his former classmates. The following month, Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and killed 17 people. The parents of one of them, senior Carmen Schentrup, claim inaction by the FBI contributed to their daughter’s murder.last_img read more

Disney’s “Lion King” Remake Breaks Box Office Records on Opening Weekend

first_imgDisney dominated at the movie theater this weekend.The company’s remake of “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, raked in a record-breaking $185 million at the North American box office, and an early global total of $531 million.That earns the movie the position of biggest domestic launch ever for a PG film, and the ninth biggest launch for any movie. It also tops the final “Harry Potter” movie, which took in $169.2 million during its opening weekend, for a July title.Overseas, “The Lion King” earned a $269.4 million this weekend, largely the result of a strong showing in Russia, Australia, and the entire Latin America region.The overall foreign total of $346 includes $97.5 million from China, where it actually debuted early last weekend.Although the film opened to lukewarm reviews, ticket buyers awarded it an “A” on CinemaScore.The movie’s star-studded voice cast features Donald Glover serving as the voice of Simba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, with Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Kani and John Oliver playing other characters from the 1994 original. In addition, James Earl Jones reprises his original role as Mufasa.Favreau is also known for directing Disney’s remake of “The Jungle Book.”last_img read more

Local men accused of forcing alligator to drink beer

first_imgTwo Florida men are facing felony charges for allegedly trying to get a captured alligator drunk.Timothy Kepke, 27, of Hobe Sound and Noah Osborne, 22, of Stuart were arrested Oct. 3 and charged with unlawfully taking an alligator.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) reportedly received a complaint in August about Kepke holding an alligator.An alleged video showed Kepke antagonizing the alligator to bite his arm by forcibly feeding it beer, and the reptile reacting in an aggressive manner.Martin County Officers say they went to the suspect’s home on Sept. 17, who identified himself as the person in the video.Kepke told officers Osborne caught the reptile with his bare hands in Palm City on Aug. 26 but later released the gator alive.Kepke also told officers he had had a couple of beers but wasn’t drunk when the incident happened.He listed a female witness who reportedly confirmed the events to police, adding that she believed the alligator bit Kepke because of his actions.The two suspects were taken to the Martin County Jail, where they were later released on bond.last_img read more

Trump spotted having lunch in Palm Beach with radio host Rush Limbaugh

first_imgIt appears as though President Donald Trump was spotted on Sunday at his golf club near West Palm Beach having lunch with conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, his son Eric Trump, and professional golfer Jim Herman.Instagram user styleconnoisseur03 posted the photo. A source inside the club confirmed to DailyMail.com that the president dined in with his son and Herman. The president is also scheduled to hold a campaign event Jan. 3 in Miami to launch an “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition. He is in town till January 5. On Saturday Trump spoke to a group of young conservatives at Turning Point Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in downtown West Palm Beach.President Trump Discusses Impeachment, Economy and Election in Local Speechlast_img

April and May Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Cancelled

first_imgFears over the coronavirus have led Stuart-based Southeast Florida Honor Flight to announce Sunday that it is cancelling its two spring flights from Palm Beach International Airport that treat war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.“This was difficult for us, knowing that for a lot of these veterans, their clock is ticking and they’ve been waiting to go for so long,” says Kathy Sreenan, spokeswoman for the Southeast Florida group.“A lot of them even say that: ’I don’t know if I’ll even make it to the next one,” she adds. “But their health and welfare comes first.”Honor Flight takes veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to their wars’ memorials on the National Mall, and to the Air Force Memorial and to a Arlington National Cemetery changing of the guard ceremony.Each flight, which happens on a chartered American Airlines A321 Airbus, carries 80 volunteers, 80 of their guardians and 22 additional volunteers.The Southeast Florida group cancelled its April 11 and May 30 flights but will take those veterans on its fall flights, which are set for Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, according to Sreenan.“The Southeast Florida Honor Flight Board of Directors determined their best course of action based on risk assessment and averting the possibility of exposing their older, vulnerable veterans to the COVID-19 virus,” Sreenan says. “Honor Flight trips include constant handshakes and hugs by appreciative Americans throughout the day, which, although typically very appreciated, are currently not advised to avoid possible infection.”“Furthermore, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s suggestion that people over 60 years of age and those with underlying health problems “strongly consider avoiding activities that involve large crowds, such as traveling by airplane…” added to the prudent call to cancel the two Spring 2020 flights, as well as the associated Operation Homecoming events at Palm Beach International Airport.”Southeast Florida Honor Flight is one of nine Honor Flight hubs in the state. Based in Stuart, it serves veterans in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties, all of whom fly out of PBIA.last_img read more

Florida DOH: Third presumptive positive Coronavirus case in Broward County

first_imgTwo patients in Broward county were confirmed presumptive positive for COVID-19 Friday. FDOH announced those cases during the same time it confirmed a COVID-19 patient in Lee County.Palm Beach County Department of Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso, County Administrator Verdenia Baker, county commissioners and representatives from emergency management announced Sunday evening that the Pennsylvania Department of Health had recently advised the Florida Department of Health that a man who traveled to West Palm Beach for a convention Feb. 28 has tested positive for COVID-19. The man has since flown back to Pennsylvania.According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a total of 17 positive cases of the coronavirus connected to Florida. Of those cases, 11 patients are Florida residents, one patient is an out-of-state resident and five are repatriated cases.The CDC is also advising the elderly to not board crew ships or take cruises at this time.IF YOU FEEL SICK:The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Vice President Mike Pence, Florida’s two U.S. senators and cruise line officials Saturday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale asthe state Department of Health announced more presumptive cases of the disease — this time in Charlotte, Okaloosa, Volusia and Manatee Counties.Just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday the Florida Department of Health tweeted about a new presumptive positive case in Manatee County where it said the patient is in isolation and being cared for.The Department of Health also announced cases in Volusia and Okaloosa counties in a tweet just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The post affirmed both individuals are now isolated but had recently traveled on a Nile River Cruise in Egypt.A press release issued by the department reported the patient in Volusia county is a 66-year-old woman and the patient in Okaloosa County is a 61-year-old woman.As a result of the cases, the department is now advising individuals who traveled on the Nile River Cruise from Feb. 4 to 18 to isolate themselves for 14 days upon returning home after multiple passengers tested positive for the virus.FIU infectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty joins Jen and I’ll Monday morning at 7:05 for the latest on COVID-10. She is featured in this interview on Sunday in Miami.For more information On COVID-19 from the CDC click here. Florida Department of Health confirms a 67-year-old Broward County man has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) Sunday. This brings the total to three reported coronavirus patients in the county.The health department tweeted, the patient is currently in isolation.The Florida Department of Health announces a new positive #COVID19 case in Broward County. This individual is a 67 year old male who is currently isolated. For #COVID19 updates, visit https://t.co/e1S8bGG26U— Florida Dept. Health (@HealthyFla) March 8, 2020last_img read more

4 dead on cruise ship planning to dock in Port Everglades

first_imgAuthorities aboard the Holland America Zaadam cruise ship are reporting that four of their guest have died after 138 passengers began complaining of having flu-like symptoms.The cause of death for the four passengers has not yet been identified, however, officials aboard the ship did report that at least two guest have tested positive for the coronavirus.The cruise ship is currently being held near the Panama canal after reportedly being denied passage through, however, once passage is granted, the ship is expected to dock in Port Everglades.For now, the ship of 1,243 guest and 586 crew members will be transferring those who are not ill to a different ship called the Rotterdam:“Priority for the first guest to transfer will be given to those on Zaandam with inside staterooms and who are over 70,” the cruise line said.Those who are ill will remain on the ship which is expected to dock in Port Everglades some time next week.last_img read more

Six MMA athletes earn NAC honors

first_img Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Six Maine Maritime Academy athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-academic Team for the winter and spring seasons.Winter season honors went to senior basketball players Ben Russell of Farmington, Kari Jones of Nobleboro, Courtney Dufour of Augusta and Leah Jackson of Dedham.Spring season honors went to senior softball player Ashley Burnett of Danville, N.H., and junior lacrosse player Gavin Cote of Arundel.To be honored, student athletes must have reach junior academic standing, have completed at least two years of varsity competition and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Biocenter_img Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more