A Florida Lawmaker Pushing to Loosen State Gun Laws

first_imgRepublican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has filed the bill, HB 273, in an effort to loosen restrictions on carrying a weapon in Florida.The bill would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed.It would still prohibit firearms in places like courtrooms and college campuses, but the penalty for bringing a gun there would be reduced from a third-degree felony to a second-degree misdemeanor.Republican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed bill that would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed. (WPEC)The bill also eliminates a requirement to be 21-years-old to carry.Sabatini took to Twitter after filing the bill. He wrote his bill, “deletes the requirement that a person obtain a permission slip from government before concealing a weapon for their self defense—also known as ‘Constitutional Carry.’” He also added, “Our Second Amendment right should not be determined by a government bureaucracy.”The “Constitutional carry” law, is already in place in 16 other states.The bill will be brought up in the 2020 legislative session.last_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_img:10 Yes America, the shout-out was for Tracy “J” not for Tracy “T”…That being Tracy Jennings, the No. 1 Connie Hawkins league Fan of all time. And yes…Those jeans sitting in the front caused many a missed shot (sometimes you just have to blame the editor). :09 While you’re watching the NCAA tournament, don’t forget the greatest shot ever heard around the world came from your own 5th Avenue legend, Dwight “The Ice Man” Clay. His shot with actually 58 seconds left on the clock not at the buzzer as people think, ended UCLA’s 88 game win streak and college basketball dominance. BILL NEAL :08 Speaking of shout-outs, a big one to one of Pittsburgh’s true community icons…“Batman” aka “Bat,” owner and operator of Bat’s Barber Shop on Penn Ave. in the heart of East Liberty. He’s stood the test of time, put up with my boy Terry and his misguided loyalty for the Knicks and played some pretty good basketball back in the day up at Schenley High School on Sunday mornings…Oh yeah, back-in-the-day!! We all miss it.:07 If you had Pitt losing to Butler, if you had Louisville and Duke out early, if you had UConn going to the Final Four, if you had VCU still standing this late, and if you had Ohio State and Kansas going home early…You—are—a—liar!!! Shut-up! You’re lying and you know it… Please! Ya don’t even know what VCU stands for!?!?:06 Speaking of Butler. It’s a little bit easier to take Pitt losing to them now, huh?:05 Ok, ok, the calls keep coming in for the ones missed on the all-time basketball list (Just wait until football season). Tell you what we’ll do. You think you got a better “Top 10” list of the area’s greatest of all time? Then send it to me. Mail me your “Top 10” greatest City League basketball players of all time and I’ll put your list and your name in the paper if it’s the best one I get. And I’ll send you two free tickets to a Pittsburgh Power football game. Now put your pen where your mouth is, and it’s okay for you Peabody grads (Mike Goosby) if you can’t spell all the names. I’ll make it look pretty for ya. Mail your list to: Champions Enterprises 416, Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:04 Here are the names of some of the area’s great, great players that somehow didn’t make some of the past lists. Go figure! Gene Turner, Darrell Gissendanner, Cory Gadson, Clev Edwards, Stu Lyons, Joe Stallworth, Rob Dixon, Gene Harrell, Mike Wilson, Frank Foster, Ron Hightower, Ronnie MeGrae, Rob Moore, Darrell Porter, Shane Bibbons, Alex Johnson, Jeff Baldwin, Larry Anderson, Billy Searles, Gary Carter, Jeff Burton, Joe Barlow, Kenny Walls, Thomas “June Bug” Howard, Kevin Price Jr., Mel Keys, Malik Hightower, Rick Gannon, Stan Mahan and Jimmy Nichols…and that’s just to name a few. Now you can better appreciate my basketball knowledge and superior genius as I give you those “Top 10” lists. C’mon man…this ain’t easy!!!:03 “The List”…continued…If you’ve been following along you now have your point guards, 2 guards and small forwards. Here’s the power forwards lists, the Big Boys with multiple skills but for real for real the showstoppers!! 1. Sam “Bam” Clancy 2. “Big John” Marshall 3. Benji Pryor 4. Mel Bennett 5. Mark Hassell 6. Darrin “Big Dex” Poindexter 7. Kevin Walls 8. Lenny Pruitt 9. Craig Posser 10. Bill Herndon.:02 Hey, here’s a special 2-for-l for ya!1. Vote for Hines Ward on “Dancing with the Stars.” Yeah, I know you don’t watch it…sure you don’t. Just do it!2. Don’t like Miami Heat, just don’t, don’t really know why, just don’t!!! (c’mon Celtics, get this done…then “It’s Laker time.”):01 The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Classic…It’s time…It’s here…It’s showtime for our high school seniors. Come see the future stars!!!“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Virginia Commonwealth University…Duh!!Game Overlast_img read more

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LISCR FC Advances to Semifinal

first_imgLISCR FC— Defeat FC Fassel 2-1 (3-2 aggregate)Two goals from Robert Mensah and Christopher Jackson in the second half yesterday secured a spot for the Shipping Boys in the Semifinal of the FA Cup after a fascinating 2-1 (3-2 aggregate) triumph over FC Fassel at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.FC Fassel got the curtain raiser midway through the first after striker Sam Kollie struck from about 23yards with his left foot that gave goalkeeper Tommy Songo no chance of making a save.The goal came after forward Varney Sando of LISCR FC missed an open goal in the 17th minute after striker Jackson penetrated Fassel’s defense by beating three opposing defenders and later delivered a low cross that was wasted by forward Sando.A one-on-one opportunity for the Fassel to double their lead in the first was denied by goalkeeper Songo after he cut down the angle to send the striker’s chip pass over the crossbar.The lone goal kept the Soccer Missionaries in the lead up to the first half break.Upon resumption of the second half under the heavy down pull of rain, the Soccer Missionaries returned from the break with no indication of slowing down, after threatening LISCR‘s goal post through forward Christian Doe.Forward Doe had three good chances to in the early minutes of the second to increase his side’s lead, but had his self to blame after missing those chances.Despite the forward’s failure to convert those chances, Fassel kept their opponents under pressure in search fro additional goals, with skillful froward Terrance Tisdell decisively driving through the right wing of LISCR’s defense.However, Coach Tapha Manneh did not give up despite being down with less than 15 minutes to the end of the match, giving instructions to his players and made changes in the team’s attacking force after striker Mensah was introduced .Coach Tapha Manneh and Christopher Wleh providing instructions to players during the late minutes of the matchCoach Manneh’s boys got long awaited equalizer in the 81th minute after striker Jackson netted a low ground cross from Prince Urey; a goal that got LISCR’s supporters off the stand.Mensah, a Ghanaian, had the final say for the day after he slotting home a rebound from a corner kick in the four minutes added time to secure a semi final slot of the shipping boys.As the Shipping Boys continue their unbeaten run in all competitions, the team will now await the draw to know their next opponents in the last four of the competition, while FC Fassel’s hope of becoming double champions has been dashed, with their attention now focus on the championship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alberta Soccer Association seeking candidates for next Board of Directors

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Alberta Soccer Association is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors.At their Annual General Meeting in February 2019, four positions will be up for election:President (2-year term)Director-at-large (2-year term)Director-at-large (2-year term)Rural Director-at-large (2-year term)Alberta Soccer Executive Director, Shaun Lowther, says Alberta Soccer is committed to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of the organization.- Advertisement -“As the most widely played sport in the world, soccer should represent us entirely. One of our goals at Alberta Soccer is to realize a board that replicates what is evident on the soccer pitch – a diverse cross-section of our community. We encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to submit their interest and be active on a Board that supports our membership.”For more information on how to apply, you can visit albertasoccer.comlast_img read more

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49er notes: Espinosa earns Big West honors

first_img Men’s basketball The 49ers will play their last home game of the season Thursday when they play host to Big West Conference foe UC Irvine at Walter Pyramid. Tip off is 7:05 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Espinosa drove in five runs in those three games, six for the week. He is batting .319 on the season with a team-leading 11 RBI. The Dirtbags are 8-4 and ranked No. 18 in the country. Women’s soccer Coach Mauricio Ingrassia said he has added three international players for the 2007 fall campaign. They are twin sisters Caroline and Grace Shevlin of Peru and Janet Mendez of Mexico. “Our 2007 class is a fine group of student-athletes that will add depth to our program and make us exponentially better,” said Ingrassia, whose team went 14-5-1 in 2006. “For the first time in our program’s history, we are adding some international experience to the mix.” Other recruits include Mariko Strickland, a transfer from San Diego State; Lindsay Bullock of Manhattan Beach; Kristen Kiefer of Mission Viejo; and Emily Kingsborough and Vanessa Nieto of Santa Rosa. center_img Dirtbags shortstop Danny Espinosa on Monday was named Big West Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season. Long Beach began the week with a 2-1 loss at sixth-ranked Rice, a game in which Espinosa went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Espinosa then batted .545 (6 for 11) in a 14-1 victory over No. 15 UCLA and 4-1 and 8-3 victories over California. last_img read more

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Stars salvage draw with Uganda at Kasarani

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars attacking midfielder Eric Johannah wheels away from Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza during their international friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Kenneth Muguna scored his first international goal as Harambee Stars came from behind to draw 1-1 with Uganda Cranes in an international friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday evening.Emmanuel Okwi had given the visitors a first half lead, but an improved performance by the Kenyan boys in the second half saw Stars salvage a draw. In his first game in charge, Harambee Stars boss Francis Kimanzi handed first team debuts to three players.Bandari’s Collins Agade and Gor Mahia’s Lawrence Juma paired up in midfield while former Mathare United defender Samwel Olwande, now with Kariobangi Sharks started on the right side of defense.Uganda was clearly the better side in the opening half, Khalid Aucho, formerly with Tusker FC and Gor Mahia putting up a shift in midfield to supply the forward line that had the prowess of Allan Okello and Okwi.-Okwi chanceOkwi had an early chance in the 15th minute off a quickly started throw in but his shot was turned behind for a corner by Matasi.The visitors came close two minutes later when some neat passing inside the box saw Allan Kyambade break in but his fierce shot came off the upright and ricocheted off Michael Kibwage to luckily spiral over for a corner.Harambee Stars defender Eric ‘Marcelo’ Ouma wins the ball ahead of Uganda’s Emmanuel Okwi during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe early Uganda pressure bore fruit after 22 minutes when Okwi beat Matasi one on one, thanks to some industrious play from youngster Okello.The Kampala City Council Authority forward lifted the ball over Kibwage on the right before hitting a no look pass that landed brilliantly into Okwi’s waiting feet.Stars found themselves trailing without even threatening the Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.Ayub Timbe was Kenya’s most industrious player, but his runs and dribbles seldom created any danger. He however created Kenya’s first shot on target in the 33rd minute when he made a run off the right drifting to the edge of the box.He set Eric Johannah up with a good pass and acres of space on the left, but his shot was saved by Lukwago. Timbe came close in the 38th minute with a rasping shot from the edge of the box which flew just wide.-Agade hauled offFive minutes to the break, Kimanzi made changes, seeking to add some presence in midfield. Off came debutant Agade and his place taken up by Whyvonne Isuza.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga chases down Uganda’s Revita John during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe change meant that Juma drew back to defensive midfield with Isuza taking up the attacking midfield role.Stars started the second half with changes, Johnstone Omurwa coming on for Kibwage in defense, a measure taken by Kimanzi to seal off the backline.It was the Cranes who almost doubled their tally just two minutes in when Mustafa Kizza’s freekick bounced awkwardly infront of Patrick Matasi and came off the bar.Hearing the sound of the danger siren, Stars sought to get themselves on track and they equalized just four minutes later when Muguna had the simplest of tasks tapping into the net a low cross from Timbe.While the China based winger just slapped a low ball into the area, credit of the work has to go to Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma who took on a daunting run on the left, skipping past three markers before nudging the ball forward for Timbe to cross.-Grow in confidenceHarambee Stars defender Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma tackles Uganda’s Allan Kyambade during an international friendly match at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStars grew in confidence after the equalizer and played better.Olunga had a great chance in the 57th minute but his volley was saved by the keeper and the rebound cleared off the line by John Revita.Six minutes later, the Ugandan keeper made a massive save, throwing himself on the ball at point blank to deny Isuza who had seemingly taped home a cross from Johannah.Kimanzi made more changes, Olwande coming off for another debutant in Bandari’s Nicholas Mejja as Stars sought the winner. Boniface Muchiri was also hauled in for his senior team debut for Johannah.Muchiri came close to capping off his day with a goal, but his header off an Ayub Timbe cross rose over the bar.Stars came ever so close when skipper Olunga’s curling effort came against the upright while Timbe’s effort on the follow up hit the side netting.0Shares0000(Visited 91 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL SCOUTS CELEBRATE FOUNDER’S DAY IN NEWTOWN

first_imgErrigal Scout County brought together scout groups from Donegal, Derry and Tyrone to celebrate the anniversary of the founder of Scouting, Robert Baden Powell.This year’s celebrations were hosted by 9th Donegal (Newtowncunningham) as part of their 35th anniversary. The event was attended by the Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick, who travelled from Cork for the occasion.As part of the day all the groups participated in a parade through the town, a terrific sight of over 600 young people in uniform representing towns such as Carndonagh, Buncrana, Muff, Derry, Strabane, Manorcunningham, Raphoe, Letterkenny, LIfford, Stranorlar, Donegal Town, Killybegs and the host town. During the ecumenical service a number of awards were presented by the Chief Scout.Two Gold Merit awards went to St Eugene’s Scout leaders Dessie Taylor and Bernie Cassidy for their dedication to Scouting. Two 25 yr service awards were presented to James McGuinness of Killybegs and Dympna Whoriskey of Newtowncunningham.A number of other awarded were received by Hannah Anderson (Bronze Merit award), Nuala Knox and Darina Friel (10 yr service) and Johnny Callaghan (15 yrs service).Chief Scout, Michael John Shinnick, said that Scouting was going from strength to strength in the North West and he thanked all the dedicated adult volunteers for their commitment and dedication in providing scouting to the young people of their locality. PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRLDONEGAL SCOUTS CELEBRATE FOUNDER’S DAY IN NEWTOWN was last modified: February 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRobert Baden PowellScoutslast_img read more

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A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY BY SOME VERY SPECIAL BIKERS!

first_imgThe Donegal Motorcycle Group braved the elements yesterday to deliver toys to the Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service.The event was once again organised by Wesley Moore.Donegal Motorcycle Action Group thanked all the men and women who took the time and made the effort to purchase toys to help Santa and make a special delivery to the families who are accessing their service. “We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the bikers and those who donated a happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous 2016,” said a DMAG spokesman.A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY BY SOME VERY SPECIAL BIKERS! was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K

first_imgCaiseal Mara Hotel, Foyle Street, Moville Image: www.allsopspace.ieA Donegal village hotel has been set a reserve price of  €175000 at an auction on October 15th.The next Allsop Space auction in Dublin’s RDS will see Caiseal Mara Hotel at Foyle Street, Moville go under the hammer.The semi-detached hotel will be sold with all contents included. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, two function rooms, a bar and restaurant in the hotel, as well as a lobby, kitchen and staff rooms.The hotel has been closed since June last year, after it was taken into administration in 2010. DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auctionCaiseal Mara Hotelmovillelast_img read more

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Giants lose on walk-off double in game loaded with late twists and turns

first_imgMILWAUKEE — When Austin Slater lined a pinch-hit, go-ahead double into the left center field gap in the seventh inning at Miller Park, it all looked so promising for the Giants.When reliever Sam Dyson coughed up an eighth inning lead and allowed three earned runs, promise suddenly turned to pain for the visitors from San Francisco.By the time the Giants finally lost 5-4 on a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth from Brewers pinch-hitter Ben Gamel, the various twists and turns the …last_img read more

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