Traffic Alert: Motorcycle crashes on Main Street in Apopka

first_img Reply Previous articleFoster youth learn about careers in law enforcementNext articleOn this day: President Reagan shot Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Was he wearing a helmet or not? It upsets me when I am out and about and see motorcyclists without helmets zooming in and out of heavy traffic. Hope he will be okay. Glad that Gene Knight Jr. and everyone was there to give aid until the paramedics got there! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 COMMENTScenter_img He was wearing a helmet LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom March 30, 2017 at 9:06 am Gene Knight Traffic Alert:Apopka Fire and Police Departments responded to a collision that involved a motorcycle and SUV on Main Street next to Porkie’s Original BBQ at 256 East Main Street. According to witnesses, the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Main Street when he was unable to avoid falling off his motorcycle when he rapidly approached an SUV slowing to turn into Porkie’s parking lot. The motorcycle apparently avoided a collision with the SUV, but hit the curb, fell into the roadway, and suffered a head injury.At the time of the collision, patrons at Porkie’s including friends, family, and supporters of Gene Knight, who was hosting a meet-and-greet event for his City Commission Seat #1 campaign, approached the cyclist to assist. Apopka City Commissioner Kyle Becker and Knight were first on the scene to provide assistance along with two Orange County deputies (also dining at Porky’s) until the APD and AFD took charge of the scene.“I think he will be okay,” said Becker. I think he will obviously have a severe concussion, but he didn’t seem to have any back or neck injuries, but he was tended to by Apopka’s Fire Rescue, so you know he will be in good hands.”“The guy had some face damage but I believe he should be ok,” said Knight.The cyclist sustained head injuries. AFD paramedics put him on a crash cart and transported him to a hospital.This is a breaking story and will be updated. Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mialast_img read more

Newly-created community radio threatened with closure

first_img Receive email alerts Reports Community radio station La Voz de Zacate Grande was meanwhile subjected to intimidation yesterday by local police officers and security guards employed by businessman Miguel Facussé Barjum because it has been defending the cause of the Zacate Grande Peninsula Development Association, which is embroiled in a land dispute with Facussé.According to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), a Honduran NGO, shots were fired at local TV station Canal 40 in the Atlantic-coast town of Tocoa on 9 April. Journalist and presenter Emilio Oviedo Reyes believes the shots were fired by two individuals who have been targeting him since the coup.It was Oviedo who alerted the police when fellow TV journalist Nahúm Palacios was gunned down in Tocoa on 14 March. It seems probable that Palacios was killed in connection with his work.Finally, a criminal court in Tegucigalpa acquitted four officials with the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), including its former chairman, Miguel Ángel Rodas, on 12 April on charges of abuse of authority for ordering the closure of Radio Globo and Cholusat TV (Canal 36) – the two media that had voiced the most criticism of the coup – and seizing equipment from them. This took place last September, when the de facto government declared a state of siege after ousted President Manuel Zelaya secretly reentered the country.The court’s president judge, Martha Murillo, ruled that freedom of expression “was not obstructed in a situation of state of exception.” Article 73 of the Honduran constitution nonetheless takes the position that freedom of expression is paramount and forbids any confiscation of equipment from a news media or any interruption of its work. This constitutional guarantee cannot be suspended by a state of siege, C-Libre points out. Photo : http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a… Help by sharing this information News RSF_en RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America La Voz de Zacate Grande, a new community radio station based in southern Honduras, faces possible closure tomorrow on charges of “usurping land” and “deceiving the public administration” when a court is to hear allegations by local businessman Miguel Facussé Barjum that it is broadcasting on an illegal frequency from land he claims to own.Every since it started broadcasting on 14 April, the small station and the Zacate Grande community have been subject to systematic intimidation by local police officers and security guards employed by Facussé because the station has been defending the cause of the Zacate Grande Peninsula Development Association, which is embroiled in a land dispute with Facussé (see 21 April release).The closure threat comes at a disastrous time for press freedom in Honduras, which has suddenly become the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for the media with a total of seven journalists killed since early March.The Honduran media have been exposed to constant harassment since the 28 June 2009 coup d’état. The death threats have recently increased in intensity against Ismael Moreno, the head of Radio Progreso, a radio station based in northern Honduras, and one of his reporters, Gerardo Chévez. Reporters Without Borders holds the authorities responsible for their safety.————————————-21.04.2010 – Seventh journalist shot dead in increasingly alarming climateGeorgino Orellana is the seventh Honduran journalist to be murdered in the past six weeks. A programme producer and presenter for Televisión de Honduras, Orellana was slain by a single shot to the head fired by an unidentified person who was waiting outside when he left the station’s studios in San Pedro Sula last night.Honduras has been the world’s deadliest country for the media since the start of this year. Three journalists have fled abroad to escape the wave of violence.Orellana’s killer left the scene immediately after last night’s shooting and the motive is not yet known. A university teacher as well as a journalist, Orellana used to work for the privately-owned broadcasting group Televicentro. Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to his family and colleagues. San Pedro Sula police chief Héctor Iván Mejía insisted that his murder “will not go unpunished.” But, despite recent government promises, justice has not been rendered in any of the attacks on the press since the June 2009 coup d’état, whether they were linked to the coup or not. Already bad because of the high level of criminal violence, the plight of journalists has got much worse since the coup.One of example of this is the threats against the staff of Radio Progreso, which was occupied by the army in the hours following the coup to prevent it broadcasting any information about the president’s ouster. When contacted by Reporters Without Borders, Radio Progreso’s management preferred, for safety reasons, not to name the journalists and contributors who have received threats. News May 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newly-created community radio threatened with closure HondurasAmericas center_img December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News April 27, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go furtherlast_img read more

Samir Hadji (Fola) : “Mon style est assez fatigant”

first_imgLe meilleur buteur de DN, cette saison, ce sera lui. Mais il reste encore à Samir Hadji à sécuriser l’Europe.On est d’accord, le meilleur buteur de DN, c’est vous ?Bon, et bien là il reste deux matches donc ça ne fait plus beaucoup de doutes. À moins que Benamra ne marque deux fois cinq buts… C’est fait à…99% ? En général, ceux qui finissent meilleurs buteurs ont pour habitude de dire que ça ne les intéresse pas tant que ça.Et franchement, je pense la même chose. Ce n’est pas une obsession. Après, c’est toujours gratifiant de pouvoir dire à ses enfants qu’on a été meilleur buteur d’un championnat. Même un petit. Ce n’est jamais facile. Après, ma chance, c’est que les autres n’ont que peu marqué après leur saison à 30 buts chacun. Moi, je préfère la régularité avec toujours une vingtaine de buts par saison. Je préfère ça à en mettre une trentaine puis seulement dix. C’est plus important. C’est une garantie pour mon équipe.La saison de Turpel et Karapetian vous étonne-t-elle ?Turpel a toujours son sens du but, mais la fatigue est énorme après la Coupe d’Europe. Ça n’a pas dû être facile. Il repartira du bon pied la saison prochaine. Quant à Karapetian, c’est surtout la saison passée qu’il a brillé. Ses autres saisons, c’est plutôt 14-15 buts. La saison dernière, il était sur un nuage et c’est vraiment dommage pour lui qu’il n’ait pas pu en profiter pour finir meilleur buteur, le pauvre. Il a choisi la mauvaise saison.De votre côté, depuis votre arrivée au Fola, vous avez systématiquement mis plus de buts d’une saison sur l’autre. Il vous en manque un pour égaler votre score de la saison passée.Cela doit prouver qu’on continue de progresser constamment. Après, il suffit d’être constant, épargné par les blessures et épaulé par une équipe qui reste performante au top niveau. Tout ça, c’est grâce à mes coéquipiers. Il me manque donc un but, c’est jouable.Et la saison prochaine, pour vos 30 ans…Égaler ce que je vais faire cette saison, pour ne pas avoir l’impression de régresser, mais ne pas en mettre trop non plus pour que cela soit possible de faire mieux la saison d’après (il rit).Votre jeu est-il moins énergivore que celui d’autres attaquants de ce pays ?Moins énergivore ? Mon style est assez fatigant. Appels en profondeur, jeu de tête… Je suis sur les rotules à la fin de certaines parties. Je tiens grâce à l’expérience.Comment expliquez-vous qu’on marque si peu chez les attaquants, cette saison ?Biedermann, Benamra… on parle de garçons qui évoluent dans de petites équipes qui ont peu d’occasion sur un match. C’est compliqué pour eux. Le second, s’il jouait au Fola, il en serait certainement à 25 buts cette saison. Donc ce qu’ils font, mettre 12-13 buts dans leurs clubs respectifs, c’est tout aussi respectable, je leur tire mon chapeau. Je ne serais pas capable de mettre autant de buts qu’eux de cette façon, en jouant aussi souvent sur des terrains compliqués, en me bagarrant…Il va vous falloir vous bagarrer encore un peu pour glaner le point qu’il vous manque pour acquérir votre traditionnelle place européenne.Bon, à part une grave erreur de parcours et qu’en même temps, nos adversaires fassent le plein… C’est peu probable qu’on ne le soit pas, Européens, surtout sachant que la 4e place risque d’être aussi qualificative. Mais nous, on veut surtout assurer la deuxième place. Et si on gagne à Differdange, on l’aura fait.Assurant du même coup le fait de lancer votre campagne au 1er tour et non pas au tour préliminaire.C’est important pour les vacances. On en parle entre nous depuis quelques semaines. Parce que cela peut faire une semaine à dix jours de congés en plus. C’est très très important, car après, on repart pour une année de foot… Déjà un week-end, c’est énorme, alors dix jours… Moi, j’ai déjà pris mon aller pour aller voir mon père à Marrakech, mais je dois attendre pour mon retour. Gagner à Differdange, ça me permettrait d’être tranquille dans la tête.Comment le Fola va-t-il évoluer ?Trois ou quatre joueurs risquent de ne pas prolonger, mais le onze de base, on l’a. Il faut juste trouver de bons remplaçants.Entretien avec Julien Mollereau Partagerlast_img read more

All action Bolt wins sixth AOY award – Ethiopia’s Ayana takes female prize

first_img Feeling ambivalent MONTE CARLO, Monaco: He’s all about action. In fact, track and field’s biggest showman sees a bit of Hollywood tough guy Jason Statham, in himself, and as he capped another all-conquering season with a record sixth IAAF Male Athlete of the Year (AOY) award, Usain Bolt showed whether the stage is a track or an actual stage, he is just as entertaining. Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana won the female Athlete of the Year award after a season that saw her winning Olympic gold in the 10,000m in a world record 29:17.45 to erase a 23-year-old mark, and bronze, plus the Diamond Race title in the 5000m. With next year’s farewell season looking more and more like one of Marvel’s after-credit scenes, Bolt’s triple gold-medal haul at the Olympic Games in Rio and last night’s AOY nod at the Salle des Etoiles could be considered the perfect ending to his last full season, his latest in what has been a medal and record-filled career. “I would definitely be a great action guy,” Bolt laughed when asked by the presenter if his new I am Bolt film meant a career in front of the lenses after he retires. “The next Jason Bourne. More like Jason Statham, I’m not a Bond type of guy. He is too slick.” It was a light tone in a rebranded and restyled IAAF Athletics Awards, which brought a departure from the heavy note of reform after a year of chaos, which have hung over the IAAF’s most important weekend in recent times. The exchange was one of the moments that exemplifies the sport’s biggest personality, one whose box office pull will no doubt, leave a void. Bolt, who told The Gleaner that he will be paying close attention to see who takes over the ‘poster boy’ tag once he exits stage left, also paid homage to fellow male AOY finalists Wayde van Niekerk, who won Olympic 400m in a blistering 43.03 world record, and Mo Farah, the Olympic 10,000m and 5,000m champion. “This award is very important to me. The fact it was voted on by the fans is very special. I have worked hard over the years to accomplish big things, so, for me, it’s a great feeling,” said Bolt, who was sporting a smart dark suit, burgundy tie and brown shoes. “You always have to respect all the nominees, they have proven that they are great in their own respect, in their own fields. “It’s a great feeling. I have proven to the world that I am one of my the best athletes in the world. It’s a great thing to accomplish and to end the season in a bang. I feel good about that,” Bolt added. Van Niekerk admitted to feeling ambivalent about the experience, accepting that it’s the beginning of the end for an athlete who he has looked up to while being motivated to push even harder in the future. “It’s sad seeing an amazing athlete like Bolt being on the verge of retiring, someone who I have found so much inspiration and motivation from, but, at the same time, it has given me so much confidence to go out there and put myself forward and be the future,” van Niekerk told The Gleaner. Bolt’s other AOY awards were presented in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Elaine Thompson, who was many person’s favourite going into the evening after her 100m and 200m double at the Olympics, was looking to become the third Jamaican to win the female AOY award after Merlene Ottey in 1990 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (2013), but was nonetheless pleased to have been considered. Vowed to make a return to the ceremony. “I have to give God thanks for a wonderful season. To be nominated for the IAAF female Athlete of the Year award is a great honour and even though I didn’t win tonight, I am happy for the season. I am happy for Almaz, I congratulated her on her season and I hope she will continue to do great, and I will continue to work hard,” Thompson said. Thompson also helped Jamaica to its 4x100m silver in Rio, win bronze at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, and went unbeaten in the 100m. Poland’s Olympic champion and world record holder in the hammer throw, Anita Wlodarczyk, was the other finalist. Harry Marra, who coaches Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder Ashton Eaton and wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton – Olympic bronze medal winner in the heptathlon, was presented with the Coaching Achievement award. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse, 200m silver and 100m bronze medallist from Rio, and Belgian heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam were the male and female Rising Star recipients. Tegla Loroupe won the inaugural President’s Award for her work in the creation of the first Refugee Olympic team, with Greece’s Polyxeni Argeitaki receiving the Women in Athletics award for her efforts towards developing and encouraging greater female participation in the sport.last_img read more