Florida teen who struggled with homelessness graduates as schools valedictorian

first_imgA Florida teen whose family struggled with homelessness is now his school’s valedictorian.Martin Folsom is graduating at the top of his class as his schools valedictorian at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy.According to Action News Jax Folsom and his mother have lived in and out of homeless shelters since he was a child.Folsom said his drive for a better future kept him going. He says his mother has always encouraged him to keep going, “She has been the person that whenever I did end up getting upset or whenever I needed somebody to laugh with or talk to she was always there, she was always encouraging me,” he said. “As far as I know, I’m the first person in my family to actually get a college degree.”Folsom said he plans to attend Valdosta State University in Georgia in the Fall.last_img read more

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South Florida Congressman Says Impeachment is Already Underway

first_imgA South Florida politician says the impeachment process against President Trump has already begun.Congressman Ted Deutsch writes in an op-ed piece published in The Sun Sentinel,  “The question is no longer whether the House should vote to proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry. The inquiry has already begun. The Judiciary Committee may refer articles of impeachment to the whole House for a vote at any time.”While Deutsch supports impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that she is not ready to formally support it. Congresswoman Louis Frankel, who represents the Palm Beach district that includes Mar-A-Lago, echoes Pelosi’s sentiment. She tells our news partner, CBS12, “[Impeachment] is the start of the process that has to go to the Senate, and without question, the Republicans in the Senate would protect the President and probably try to exonerate him. My message to people who do not want to see President Trump in office – and I’m one of them – is in the end, it’s going to be the 2020 election.”Deutch explains that an investigation into “abuse of power” by President Trump has been underway in the Judiciary Committee since last March, and that the panel’s chairman has the necessary authority and subpoena power. He adds, “No additional step is required. No magic words need to be uttered on the House floor. No vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry is necessary.”According to The Sun Sentinel, Deutsch is the 16th of 24 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee to support impeachment.last_img read more

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Hospital overcrowding again as 125 patients in ED in last 24 hours

first_imgThe Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy this week with 125 people attending the ED in the last 24 hours. Many of these patients are currently in the ED, awaiting a bed, according to a spokesman for the hospital.Once again the Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge. A spokesman said “We would like to apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their families who are experiencing long wait times.“We also acknowledge the difficult situation for our staff and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to patient care.“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies.”Hospital overcrowding again as 125 patients in ED in last 24 hours was last modified: November 27th, 2019 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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Leicester v Chelsea line-ups: Bakayoko starts, Hazard and new signings on bench, Foxes duo miss out

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTiemoue Bakayoko was included in the Chelsea midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante, meaning Willian was left on the bench.Fit-again playmaker Eden Hazard was included among the substitutes as expected, while both new signings Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta were also on the bench.Leicester striker Islam Slimani starts in place of Shinji Okazai, while £25m transfer window signing Kelechi Iheanacho is a substitute following a toe problem.But former Chelsea defender Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra are not included in the matchday squad despite returning to training after injury.Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy.Subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Ulloa, Iheanacho.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Fabregas, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Drinkwater, Willian, Hazard, Batshuayi. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Nobody cares? Some Raiders fans care enough to boo Derek Carr after loss to Titans

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — The theme throughout Derek Carr’s postgame press conference in the wake of a 42-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday at the Coliseum was “Nobody cares.”When it comes to injuries, travel schedules and most anything else, Carr is right. There isn’t much sympathy when it comes to the NFL. “Nobody cares about the situation. Nobody cares who is playing. Nobody cares who has been here, who …last_img

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JetBlue doubles up on Mexico City services

first_imgLow-fare/high-frills JetBlue is doubling up on flights from its two Florida focus cities to Mexico City as part of a push to build up services to Latin America and the Caribbean.From September 6,  there will be two daily roundtrips each on the Orlando-Mexico City and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood-Mexico City routes.Fast-moving business travelers like more flight frequencies, the better to change plans quickly when work dictates.   Right now, JetBlue is operating those routes with once-daily nonstops.JetBlue fields flights to 60 nonstop destinations from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International. It operates nonstop service to 30 destinations out of Orlando, although a significant chunk of those passengers are leisure travelers.Latin America is no afterthought among JetBlue plannersA full one-third of the airline’s flying capacity is devoted to Latin America and Caribbean flights. By year’s end, it intends to operate 315 daily flights in the region.last_img read more

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Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people,” she told the paper.“Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is — you need to actually watch it to understand.“Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.“I feel like we have achieved the impossible. Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.”GAISF president Patrick Baumann said the Olympics could be in reach.ADVERTISEMENT (FILES) This file photo taken on March 31, 2017 shows Candice Jabur competing in the Amateur Division Competition at the 5th Annual US Pole Dance Championship March 31, 2017 at the Symphony Space Theater in New York City.Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sports body and organisers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball. Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees./ AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYPole dancing has been recognized by an international sports body and organizers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games.The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees.IPSF president Katie Coates said the move would allow the sport to develop further internationally.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In just eight years we have created a sport, ignited a global following and inspired a new generation of sportsmen, women and children,” she said. “I am thankful to the IPSF and GAISF teams and excited about the future of our sport.”Speaking to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Coates said she was confident the event would become a regular fixture at the Olympics. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We warmly welcome our first observers,” he said. “This is an exciting time for them and for us and we will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential as international federations within the global sports family and, one day, maybe become part of the Olympic programme.“The new sports debuting at Tokyo 2020 and at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics are evidence that the pathway is there.” Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoFabinho insists Liverpool need ‘something extra’ to break title drought

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Fabinho insists Liverpool need ‘something extra’ to break title droughtby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabinho says Liverpool have to do “something extra” after finishing second last season with a record points total of 97.The Reds have got off to the perfect start to this term with five wins from five games.”Last season we achieved a club record number of points in the Premier League,” he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.”I think it was the third-highest points total in the history of the competition. This shows how much the level of competition is increasing.”We’re a great team but all our rivals are very strong as well, it shows that if we want to be champions we have to do something extra. “It’s not enough beating the record, sometimes we have to do even more.”We’ve focused upon this at the start of the season and started really well. I hope this run of form continues as it will help with our confidence in the forthcoming games.” last_img read more

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