McLennon takes over Lauderhill Chamber

first_imgSharon McLennon (r), incoming President of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce with past President, Winnifred McPherson (l) at the 14th Presidential Installation Breakfast held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. Photo credit: Don Parchmant McLennon takes over Lauderhill Chamber by Tanya RagbeerThe Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 14th Presidential Installation Breakfast on Friday, November 3, at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.Outgoing president, Melissa Dunn, CEO of MD Marketing Network, handed over to Sharon McLennon, CEO, Splendor Realty, Inc.Chamber’s uniqueness “Here’s what’s unique about our Chamber,” said Dunn, “Even though the president only serves one year, we are all still very involved in the Executive Board.”The Chamber boasts several past presidents on its Board, which ensures continuity of leadership.“I’m still very much involved,” Dunn added, “but I want to focus more now on growing my business.”McLennon has been with the Chamber for many years, serving in several capacities. She was the treasurer and has been a member of the Board for many years. “She is more than ready!”  Dunn opined.Awards handed outCommissioner Hayward J. Benson , Jr. Ed.D. (center), received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (l-r) Immediate Past President Melissa Dunn, Past President Winnifred McPherson, incoming President Sharon McLennon, Past President Maria Munro, Past Chair John Beckford, and Board Members Ann Marie Clarke, Esq. and Karelle Chang. Photo credit: Don ParchmentAt the breakfast, the Chamber gave out awards to outstanding members and the City of Lauderhill.  Commissioner Hayward J. Benson, Jr, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Vanessa Deslandes received the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Dennis Hawthorne of Dennis Shipping received the Small Business of the Year Award.Visit LauderhillOne of the Chamber’s successes is the Visit Lauderhill initiative which is the brainchild of past president Maria Munroe, and a collaborative effort with the organization and the city.  Visit Lauderhill was created to enhance the reputation of the area as a tourist destination, as well as to promote its events and businesses.For recent article on the Lauderhill Chamber, visit the link: Three outstanding Caribbean Women honored by Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Negros, Iloilo make last push in reg’l meet

first_imgNegros Occidental also clinched golds from elementary swimmers Clarence Garcia, Benedict Sabido, Troy Castor, Jaime Sy, Ralph Emplamado, Jefran Ditchela, Daven Patrimonio, Kevin Calamay, and Busty Jalandra.Also splashing golds were Negrense swimmers Matthew Pablo, Chrisella Los Banes, Alexi Uy, Sharese Medel, Anne Javelona, Alexi Cabayaran, Rianna Montelibano, Aliah Lopez, and Sophia Mallorca.Negros also got taekwondo golds from Roem Ayuban, Carlo Miravilles, Faith Arguelles, Arianne Espida, Mary Alcantara, and Rica Antonares; badminton’s Clarence Villaflor, Katrina Consing, Cheska Lomugdang, Lovic Javier, and Khylle Agura; and Carmille Buhat of billiards.Iloilo, meanwhile, chipped in gold medals from archery courtesy of Jose Garcia, Ric Magapa, Shann Sumagaysay, Immanuel Tangliben, Danielle Deramos, Mae Lyn Navarro, Coney Pama, and Yna Teruel.Ilonggos also harvested gold in badminton from Johnyl Mialda, Charles Bagasbas, Ray Angelo Pedron, Kharyll Rio, Maria Belen, Julian Labinghisa, Kevin John Patricio, Althea Hernandez, Ma. Rhyllyn Pedron, and Andrea Hernandez.Taekwondo jins Ronald Pido, Angela Joy Bermejo, Seth Porquez, Sherimei Hojilla, and Sophia Grace Go delivered gold for Iloilo; same with swimmers Mikaela Saac, Jillian Bata, Dee Cathedrilla, Jaynelle Militar, Kristine Remollana, and Dee Cathedrilla.Other Iloilo golds were from arnis’ Rolly Caingeoy, Brix Jaque, Allen Garrino, Lenar Avance, and Allen Garrino; athletics’ Justine Franco, Reynald Tanate, Vince Buhayan, and Angelyn Ortiz; badminton’s Marco Macalintal and Stephen Catipon; and boxer Harry Camacho.Host Capiz also had a strong push in swimming with Mark Anthony Garcia delivering four golds; Jemwell de Felipe and Jonna Cortel for athletics; Elijah Alvarez in billiards; Sean Falcis, Mikko Regala, Neil Datiles, and Allyah Eusalan in taekwondo.Antique got golds from archers Eujohn Osorio and Mary Fe Bonpat; taekwondo jins’ Mikaela Montinola, Jean Durana and Yanna Pe; and swimmer Theone Fedelicio.Aklan got four swimming golds from Emmanuel Solina and one from Janine De Goma; John Aala of arnis and Adrian Braulio of boxing.Guimaras added a gold courtesy of boxer Rodel Ortiz.In the medal tally on Friday morning, Iloilo finished on top in secondary division with 99 golds, 73 silver and 45 bronze medals followed by Negros Occidental (83-84-55), Aklan (17-32-61), Capiz (12-12-38), Antique (10-10-31), and Guimaras (5-14-35).Negros Occidental, meanwhile, ruled the elementary category with 78-57-35 gold-silver-bronze medals followed by Iloilo (48-54-48), Capiz (10-18-33), Aklan (6-7-23), Guimaras (5-10-22), and Antique (4-5-13)./PN MANILA – Negros Occidental and Iloilo province made their last push in the final day of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet 2019 yesterday at the Villareal Stadium in Roxas City, Capiz.Bernalyn Bejoy bagged her four gold medal for Negros in 400-meter hurdles with teammate Jennifer Hudierez snagging silver.Angel Ann Pranisa, Ann Katherine Quitoy, April Santos, and Chris Ann Dayanan also had gold medals.In archery, Natina Okamoto bagged two golds while Juliane Ashely Rongo also added to her gold medal. Same with Salvador Escalante who had a gold-bronze finish with Jose Luis Tongoy.last_img read more

Argos Open Season at Covered Bridge Open in North Carolina

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to begin their seasons at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, North Carolina, on Friday evening. The event, hosted by Appalachian State, will take place at the Don Kennedy Trails in Boone, beginning at 5 pm ET for the women. The women will run a 5K in a field that includes host Appalachian State, Florida State, Wingate, and UNC Asheville, among others. West Florida returns to Boone for the second time in the last three years, with a seventh-place finish at the event in 2016. Last year’s top runner, Renee Cox, returns for her senior season after earning All-Gulf South Conference honors for the second time in her career in 2017. The Argonauts were picked seventh in the preseason GSC poll and are the only GSC team in the field. The men’s 8K is scheduled to begin at 5:45 pm ET, and the UWF men’s team finished eighth in the field at Boone two years ago. Brandon Battle returns for his senior year, having finished in the top three for UWF in every race last year.center_img #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version For all information about the team, follow @UWFXC on Twitter and Instagram, and visit for a full recap of the event on Friday night.last_img read more

In wake of injury-riddled backcourt, James resumes secondary duties at point guard

first_imgCLEVELAND – An unexpected need for reinforcements has put the Cavs in a familiar position through three games this campaign.When Derrick Rose went down with a right ankle sprain on Greg Monroe’s flagrant foul at Milwaukee on Friday evening, the immediate thought was to slide Jose Calderon – who signed a one-year deal worth $2.33 million in July – into the starting rotation.Instead, LeBron James took over at the point guard position, a secondary role he has assumed since the departure of Matthew Dellavedova.The results were up to par.James put on another full display of his versatility in a 114-93 loss to the Magic on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, tallying 22 points (8-for-15) on four rebounds and two assists. His ability to shoulder the workload at a decimated position proved to keep the ship afloat in front of a sold-out crowd.“With D-Rose going down, we kind of had to switch our rotation once again where we’re still trying to figure it out,” said James. “We’re trying to figure out our packages.”After Calderon shot 0-for-2 with one turnover in his brief stint with the starting unit in the first quarter, the three-time NBA champion asserted himself as the team’s primary ball handler again.“As professionals, you got to figure it out,” James said. “There’s always some chemistry things. There’s always some camaraderie things, things on the floor that you hope that you have.”With the speed of a guard and the frame of a forward, James has been able to fill the void left by injured players like Rose and Isaiah Thomas (right hip), an ineffective Deron Williams or traded players such as Mo Williams and Kay Felder over the last two seasons.A telling sign that head coach Tyronn Lue reaffirms this notion came at the start of the second half, when Iman Shumpert – who finished with 21 points and seven rebounds – started in place of Calderon and LeBron resumed duties in the backcourt.“[Shumpert] came out in the third quarter, gave us a great spark,” said Lue. “We cut the lead to seven.”Although James averaged a career-high 4.1 turnovers in 2016-17, his basketball instincts make him a temporary yet suitable fit until Rose and Isaiah Thomas return to a full workload.John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long. John Alfes Related TopicsCavaliersCavaliers championshipCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersCleveland CavsLeBronLebron Jamescenter_img John Alfes is a senior at John Carroll University, and hails from Westlake, Ohio. His love and passion for the game of baseball originated in 1998, when he played catch with his father at the age of two. A former collegiate pitcher, Alfes currently serves as a Cleveland Cavaliers reporter for AP Radio/Metro Networks and the Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for CBS Sports/Scout Media Network, all while majoring in Communications (focus in Journalism) and English (focus in Professional Writing). He is the Sports Editor for The Carroll News, Sports Director for WJCU 88.7 FM and Senior Writer for the John Carroll Sports Information Department. John is an Eagle Scout and loves his two younger brothers (Conrad and Daniel) and two parents (John and Celeste).You can follow John Alfes on Twitter (@JohnAlfes) or reach him through email ( read more

Dealing Spice Now a Crime in Anchorage

first_imgAsm. Demboski: “Time for those two organizations to step up and take some accountability for what’s happening on their property. Period. We would not tolerate this from a bar owner who was dealing heroin in their parking lot. Why are we giving them a pass? It’s not acceptable.” The intersection of 3rd and Karluk, where the two organizations are located, has been a hot spot for spice-related incidents, but Anchorage Police say it’s been five days since there was a medical emergency at that location. After a vote by the Anchorage Assembly last night, it’s now a crime to possess or sell spice in the state’s largest city. Possession could earn the offender up to 6 months in jail and a $2,000 fine. Dealers face up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine. The previous penalty was just a $500 citation. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享One roadblock in the fight against spice has been the classification of spice offenses; until recently it was only a civil offense to possess or sell the drug. Although the vote passed unanimously, Eagle River Assembly Member Amy Demboski commented that she holds little empathy for people who continue to use a drug that sends them to the hospital. She also called on Bean’s Cafe and the Brother Francis Shelter to take action, since the epidemic is mainly affecting their clients…last_img read more

Injured Icho to skip Asian Championships

first_imgTen-time world champion Kaori Icho, who suffered her first loss on the mats in 13 years late last month, will miss next week’s Asian Championships in Bangkok with a neck injury, a source said Thursday.The 31-year-old hurt her neck during the Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin in Russia, where she suffered a 10-0 technical fall to Mongolian Orkhon Purevdorj in the final of the women’s 58-kg category. Icho, a freestyle gold medalist at the last three Olympics and already assured of her place in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Games, has not been taking part in sparring or other vigorous training. Instead, she’s been focusing on treatment and rehab. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img KEYWORDS Kaori Icho, 2016 Rio Olympics, Rio 2016, Asian Championships last_img read more

Shanieka’s silver lining

first_imgDOHA, Qatar: Weeks before the 2019 IAAF World Championships began, Shanieka Ricketts suspended her social media accounts and subsumed herself into a zone in order to deliver the medal she was tipped to win. The move paid off as the lanky Jamaican produced a 14.92 metres effort in the final of the women’s triple jump to win the silver medal on the penultimate day of these championships. “Honestly, it was a lot of pressure coming into the meet and, at one point, I felt like I was having a nervous breakdown and, so, I had to get off social media and tried my best to focus on what I came here for. I am grateful I was able to maintain my composure and deliver tonight ,” she said. The former Vere Technical High athlete was beaten by defending champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela who won with a distance of 15.37 metres. Ricketts’ compatriot, Kimberley Williams, tried her best to eke out a medal, but she was edged out for the bronze by Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen. Williams equalled her lifetime best 14.64m to move into third on her second attempt before Ibarguen surpassed her on the fifth jump with 14.73m. “The goal was to get on the podium. I was on my A game from the start, and then when we were at the top eight, my marker was off,” she said. The country’s medal count increased to nine as the women’s 4x100m, with clinical baton changes, reclaimed their world title. The team of Natalliah Whyte, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jonielle Smith, and Shericka Jackson won in a world leading time of 41.44 seconds. Whyte, who produced another monster lead-off leg, was elated to have won her first gold medal as a senior athlete. “I am very happy because it is my first senior team and I just wanted to prove to Jamaica that I had the ability and I think I did just that,” she said. Jamaica could bag more medals today as Chanice Porter and the men’s and women’s 4×400 metres teams have advanced to their respective finals, while all four sprint hurdlers will contest the semi-finals in the women’s 100m hurdles race. Like she did to win the gold medal at the now defunct World Under-18 Championships back in 2011, Porter produced a monster jump on her final attempt to advance to women’s long Jump final scheduled for 11.15 A.M. Sitting two spots outside of the 12th and last qualifying place, Porter jumped 6.67m to move up to 10th and squeezed defending champion Brittney Reese of the USA out of the final. “I was in 14th, so I had to find something else,” Porter said. The 24-year-old had been struggling with her run up all evening and needed to carry out her coach’s instructions (on adjustments) perfectly in order to advance to her first World Championships final. “My coach said that I should just go back half inch and that is what I did,” Porter said. “ It is not the first time, but it is not a good situation to be in, because I was very nervous. I need to get a better jump on my first attempt so I don’t rely so much on my last attempt.” Her compatriot, Tissanna Hickling, wasn’t as fortunate as her best jump, 6.49m, was only good enough for 16th. In the women’s 100m hurdles, Danielle Williams continued her impressive form as she won her heat in 12.51 seconds. Megan Tapper, Yanique Thompson, and Janeek Brown finished second in their heats with 12.78, 12.85, and 12.61 seconds, respectively. The semi-finals are scheduled for 11:02 a.m. while the final will be run at 12:50 p.m. The men’s 4x400m team enters today’s final, scheduled for 1:30 p.m., with the second fastest time. The quartet of Akeem Bloomfield, Nathon Allen, Terry Thomas, and Javon Francis registered 3:00.76 to win their heat. The Americans (2:59.89) have the fastest time. Jamaica’s women were also comfortable in qualifying as Roniesha McGregor, Anastacia Le-Roy, Tiffany James and Stephenie Ann McPherson posted a world leading 3:26.64. The finals of the women’s and men’s 4x400m are scheduled for 1:15 and 1:30 p.m., respectively.last_img read more

England Women Sevens Finish Third In Pool In Sydney

first_imgThe side, which saw Bristol Ladies’ Chantelle Miell make her Sevens debut alongside fellow Bristol teammates Katie Mason and Abbie Brown, lost two and won one of their Pool C matches at Allianz Park on Friday.England ended the day with a disappointing 31-5 defeat to Russia. Elena Zdrokova stepped inside England’s defence to cross for Russia’s opening try inside two minutesNatasha Brennan dived over in the corner to level the score but Zdrokova outpaced the England defence on the left wing to score Russia’s second try to give them a 10-5 half-time lead.Baizat Khamidova flew down the right wing to outpace England’s defence for their third, as did Marina Petrova, while a late Nikolina Riashina try sealed a comfortable win.Winning startEarlier in the day England got their Sydney campaign off to a winning start beating Spain 19-10 through a Jo Richardson-Watmore hat trick and two Lauren Cattell conversions.They led 14-5 at the break with Richardson-Watmore going over in the second minute before crossing a couple of minutes later and once again with four minutes of the game remaining.Despite Fisher’s ‘wonder try’ England were then beaten 22-14 by the United States.They led 14-10 at the break with captain Abbie Brown crossing in the opening minutes while Fisher later seared through the opposition outside her own 22m before outpacing the United States defence to touch down before half-time.However, United States then scored 17 unanswered points, having earlier scored through Kristen Thomas, to earn their first victory of the day after an earlier defeat to Russia.England Women squad, Sydney1. Natasha Brennan, 2. Abbie Brown (C), 3. Alice Richardson-Watmore, 4. Millie Wood, 5. Lauren Cattell, 6. Rachael Woosey, 7. Heather Fisher, 8. Kelly Smith, 9. Fran Matthews, 10. Jo Richardson-Watmore, 11. Katie Mason, 12. Chantelle MiellPool C resultsFriday, February 3rdv Spain 19-10v USA 22-14v Russia 31-5last_img read more

Flyers v Giants – SOLD OUT

first_imgAfter claiming their fourteenth win of the season on Good Friday, fans have responded in their hundreds once again by selling out every unreserved, standing, courtside and hospitality ticket available.The eleventh-placed Manchester Giants are the visitors, as Nick Burns looks to maintain his 100% winning record as Bristol Flyers acting head coach.With the SGS WISE Arena set to be packed out every week for the rest of the season, the best way of securing your seat is to purchase tickets in advance online.Limited tickets are still available for the visit of Sheffield Sharks on Tuesday, April 17th.FIND TICKETSlast_img