All lanes closed on Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach due to gas leak

first_imgFederal Highway in Deerfield Beach is currently shut down in both directions after  construction workers accidentally struck a gas line near Northeast Eller Street.Chief Michael Kane of the Fire Rescue Battalion in Broward told Local 10 that the pipe affected supplies gas to a nearby shopping center.Authorities are currently working to contain the leak, however, all southbound and northbound lanes are closed north of Hillsboro Boulevard.This is a developing story.last_img

GCC humiliate Third Class, bowl them out for 15 runs in 40-over clash

first_img…. Easy win for MalteenoesGEORGETOWN Cricket Club (GCC) destroyed Third Class by 10 wickets yesterday when action continued in the New Building Society (NBS) 40-over second-division cricket competition between the two teams at the Bourda ground. The Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) also registered an easy win at home, when they challenged Diplomats Sports Club.At Bourda, it took just 10.4 overs and two bowlers to send Third Class crashing after the defending champions GCC won the toss and opted to field. Medium pacer Carlos LaRose and left-arm spinner Stephon Wilson did the damage.SIX RUNS OFF THE BATNone of the Third Class batsmen settled and the home team bowler just dropped the ball in the right spots.  Seven of the dismissals were either via lbw or clean-bowled.Extras accounted for over half of the 15 runs. In fact, only six runs came off the bat, with eight wides and one leg-bye.Two batsmen finished with two runs each, while two scored singles, the rest lost their wickets without scoring.LaRose finished with 6-6 from 5.4 overs, while Wilson picked up 4-6 from five overs.In reply, GCC attained victory in under four overs. Ronaldo Alimohamed belted 12 runs (1×4, 1×6) in quick time to register the 10-wicket win. At the Malteenoes ground, the home team made few mistakes in their battle against a nine-man Diplomats team.The visitors batted first and were restricted to 84 in 22.1 overs.Off-spinner Nichosie Barker led the attack with 4-13 from 3.1 overs to clean out the middle/lower order.Earlier, opening bowlers Dequan Murray and Mervin Permaul supported with two wickets each.Some of the visiting batsmen played a few shots, but none held on to his wicket. Rickford Mohamed scored 16 (1×4, 1×6) while Adrian Foster added 14 (1×6) and Andre Foster 12 (3×4).Malteenoes then cruised to a nine-wicket victory in 12.2 overs.    Stephon Browne, who started watchfully, exploded towards the end, with three consecutive sixes to finish with an unbeaten 48 (2×4, 3×6).last_img read more

Salute to Peter Tosh

first_imgGrammy AwardIn the year of his death, Tosh’s last studio album, No Nuclear War, was released. It won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1988.Late last year, a museum honoring the Tosh legacy opened in Kingston, the Jamaican capitol. It is just a hop and skip from the Bob Marley Museum which was once a hangout for Tosh, Marley and Wailer.Peter Tosh’s songs are still played on Jamaican radio, but not many of the younger generation know of his stance against Apartheid, his fight for ganja rights and social equality.But as Tosh sang in one of his most famous songs:“You teach the youth about Christopher ColombusAnd you said he was a very great manYou teach the youth about Marco PoloAnd you said he was a very great manYou teach the youth about the pirate HawkinsAnd you said he was a very great manYou teach the youth about the pirate MorganAnd you said he was a very great manSo, you can’t blame the youth of todayYou can’t fool the youthYou can’t blame the youthYou can’t fool the youth.” The Fieriest WailerPeter Tosh was the fieriest of the famous Wailers, the others being Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. Even on the group’s early albums with Island Records, he wrote the most provocative songs — 400 Years and Get Up, Stand Up. After leaving The Wailers, he continued to take on the establishment or as he called it, “the sh.itsim.”Two of Tosh’s greatest statements were the albums Legalize It and Equal Rights, released in 1976 and 1977, respectively. The former called for the legalization of marijuana (also known as ganja in Jamaica) for which he was a passionate advocate.Thirty years after his death, the Jamaican government is doing just that. Politicians, who once shunned Rastafari as ganja-smoking riff-raff, are fast-tracking legislation, with many among the country’s private elite pumping millions of dollars into ganja-based initiatives. By Howard CampbellAmericans will forever remember September 11, 2001 for the tragedy that took place at the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York. That terrorist attack killed just over 2,700 people.Tosh and two others murderedReggae fans also recall the date September 11 with dread. On the evening of September 11, 1987, Jamaican reggae artist Peter Tosh was murdered at his home in Jamaica at age 42.Tosh, a member of the original Wailers and a solo star in his own right, was killed along with impresario/Disc Jockey Jeff “Free I” Dixon and Wilton “Doc” Brown in a bloody incident that shocked Jamaicans.His common-law wife Marlene Brown and drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis, a member of Tosh’s Word, Sound and Power band, were injured in the attack which was led by Dennis “Leppo” Lobban, an ex-convict the singer knew.last_img read more

Clear Lake 4th of July activities cancelled — click here to watch today’s press conference

first_imgRepresentatives of: the City of Clear Lake, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and 4th of July Committee in collaboration with Cerro Gordo Public Health—announce that they have made the difficult decision to cancel the Clear Lake July 4th Celebration and events scheduled for July 1-5, 2020.last_img