Billy Ocean, Taylor Dane to rock Pompano Beach

first_imgBilly Ocean The Pompano Beach Amphitheater will host two platinum selling artists in one phenomenal show. Billy Ocean and special guest, Taylor Dayne, on Friday March 17.Billy Ocean has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK.Taylor DaneOcean got his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish “Love Really Hurts Without You,” which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US.Two top twenty singles followed; “Love on Delivery” and “Stop Me,” then “Red Light Spells Danger” became a smash in both the UK and the US. Soon after that came the million selling American number one single “Caribbean Queen” (for which Billy won a Grammy for best R&B Vocal), followed by “Loverboy” and “Suddenly,” which became the first of Billy’s killer ballads. More hits followed including “When the Going Gets Tough,” “They’ll be Sad Songs,” and “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”Taylor Dayne also racked up an impressive list of hits and will be singing all of her top songs including her number one singles “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.” In addition to her famous ballads, Taylor will be shaking things up with her classic dance songs including her Billboard Hot Dance hits including “Floor on Fire” and “Beautiful.”last_img read more

Queen Ifrika ‘Climbs’ to the top of Billboard charts

first_imgQueen Ifrica has ceremoniously cataplulted to her throne at the top of the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album “Climb” debuted at #1 this week.The recently released album has been receiving positive reviews and marks the first time a female has risen to the top of the Billboard Reggae Charts in almost five years.The controversial but hard-hitting Reggae songstress employed a shrewd marketing ploy when she boosted her album sales with an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location.The album has also climbed up the charts due to a favorable response from an online audience who has been supporting sales with digital album downloads.After a six year hiatus, Queen Ifrika returned to active recording and performances with a renewed gusto and has underlined her status of one of Reggae foremost female voices of the millennium and beyond.last_img read more

Dominican Republic Government fighting bird flu

first_imgThe government of the Dominican Republic has announced the creation of a commission to help control and eradicate bird flu.According to Agriculture Minister Ángel Estévez, the commission will work to boost poultry production, and enable the country to maintain its sanitary standards free of the disease, and to monitor the outbreak detected in the northern section of the country.Specialists requestedThe Agriculture Minister disclosed that US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the International Regional Organization for Animal Health (OIRSA), the Inter-American Agriculture Cooperation Institute (IICA), among other institutions, have been asked to provide specialists to manage the disease and work together with local technicians to eradicate the outbreak.Concerning the outbreak, Estevez said that the avian flu detected in a farm in the northern province of Espaillat is under control, with the international protocols applied.Measures taken to control outbreak“Among the measures taken to control the outbreak, the birds and eggs were eliminated, surveillance and monitoring measures were implemented in an area of 5 kilometers around the outbreak, including epidemiological tracking and maintenance of the quarantine,” he said.Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals.H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu.It’s deadly to birds and can easily affect humans and other animals that come in contact with a carrier.For a guide to combating colds and flu, click the link: Your family’s guide to cold and flu seasonlast_img read more

Major job fair in Sunrise on Thursday

first_imgOn Thursday, November 16, employers from sixty companies will be in Sunrise, Florida seeking qualified candidates to fill over  3,000 job vacancies. The companies will be participating in a job fair at the BB&T Center, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.There is a wide range of companies seeking to fill jobs. These include the City of Sunrise, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  The complete group of companies are:Aflac, Albion Staffing, Aldi, Anda Pharmaceutical, Atlantis University, Beyond and Above Flight Attendant School, Carl’s Patio, Cellular Sales, Centerfield Media, Cintas, City Furniture, Colonial Life, Cross Country Home Services,, DeVry University, Dominos Pizza LLC, Ehrlich Pest Control, Empire Today, Fanatics Authentic, Florida Department of Health, Ft Lauderdale Police Department, IC Realtime, Interplex Sunbelt, JEG and Sons, Jiffy Lube, Medline Industries, NAPA Auto Parts, New York Life, Racetrac Petroleum, Rick Case Automotive,Royal Seas Cruises, SE Grocers / Winn-Dixie, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Sherwin Williams, State Securities Corp,Sutton Inspection Bureau, Teleperformance, The Academy, USA Parking System, Wilen Direct, Alorica,Careersource Broward, Custom Services LLC, Florida Panthers, Mass Mutual, Pollo Tropical, TriNet, U.S. Navy, Med Pro Distributors, City of Sunrise Human Resources, City of Sunrise Fire Rescue, City of Sunrise Police Department.The openings being sought to be filled include:Firefighter-paramedics, assistant city planners, assistant risk managers, bus drivers, director of field operations, employee relations for the City of Sunrise; account executives, box office associates, customer service, ice rink monitors, security officers, video producers and editors for The Florida Panthers; sales representatives, sales managers and warehouse operators for Anda Pharmaceuticals; managers, cashiers, customer service associates, department associates at Winn-Dixie; and high school teachers, IT positions, sales, cashiers, parking attendant, accounting, wait-staff and cooks at Seminole Tribe holdings.The job fair is being organized by Job News USA. Profile of the companies and details of the job fair are available on the agencies website Those interested in attending the job fair are encouraged to pre-register online with the company of their choice.The BB&T Center is located at One Panther Pkwy. Sunrise, FL 33323, north of the Sawgrass Mall. Parking for the event is free.For recent article on the BB&T Center in Sunrise, click the link: City of Sunrise TRAFFIC ADVISORY: at BB&T Centerlast_img read more

FL Republican candidate says Puerto Rican evacuees in FL shouldn’t be…

first_imgA Republican congressional candidate for Florida’s 6th Congressional District has come under fire for saying he does not believe hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico should be allowed to register to vote in the Sunshine State.John Ward made the comment as he and former state Rep. Fred Costello, who is also running for the seat, faced-off at the Mount Dora Republican Club. The question was posed by a voter and Ward responded: “First of all, I don’t think they should be allowed to register to vote. And it’s not lost on me that, I think, the Democrat Party’s really hoping that they can change the voting [registration] in a lot of counties and districts. And I don’t think they should be allowed to do that.”But now Ward is trying to walk by his comments, telling POLITICO this week that he now believes Puerto Rican voters are U.S. citizens and that they should be allowed to register to vote in Florida if they decide to become permanent residents of the state. Florida’s 6th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Florida. The district stretches from the southern Jacksonville suburbs to New Smyrna Beach. It includes the city of Daytona Beach.last_img read more

Expanding on the Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

first_imgFLORIDA – In the United States of America, November is designated to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s the dreaded disease which affects so many families, including Caribbean Americans and families in the Caribbean.Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.Accord to the Alzheimer’s Association of the USA, there are 10 warning signs and symptoms. People, especially those in their senior years who notice any of these symptoms should not ignore them, but should schedule an appointment with their doctor.The usual signs and symptoms are:Memory loss that disrupts daily lifeOne of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own..Challenges in planning or solving problemsSome people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisurePeople with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game. Signs may include occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or to record a television show.Confusion with time or placePeople with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationshipsFor some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.New problems with words in speaking or writingPeople with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name.Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace stepsA person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time.Decreased or poor judgmentPeople with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telephone scammers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean.Withdrawal from work or social activitiesA person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They also may avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced.Changes in mood and personalityThe mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zoneGet checked. Early detection matters.People who notice any of the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s in themselves, a family member, friend or co-worker should not ignore them. They should schedule an appointment with their doctor or urge others who show these signs to contact theirs.last_img read more

I’m Ready To Be Super Eagles First Choice Goalkeeper – Ezenwa

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Ifeanyi Ubah goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, says he is ready to be Nigeria’s first choice if given a chance.Handlers of the country’s senior men’s national team, the Super Eagles, are being forced to search for a permanent first choice goalkeeper ahead of a two-legged 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after it emerged a couple of weeks ago that regular pick, Carl Ikeme, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and would have to undergo chemotherapy immediately.Ezenwa has been a regular invitee to the Super Eagles since Gernot Rohr took charge of the team, but has not had a chance to stand in-between the sticks for the team in a competitive game. The 6ft 3in shot-stopper was however in goal for Nigeria for two international friendlies in May/June.“I was given a chance against Corsica and Togo and I think I did not let the manager and Nigeria down,” he told in an exclusive interview. “I did my best to make sure we came out victorious.”It’s been a long while since a player from the domestic league has kept goal for the Super Eagles in a competitive game. Should the 28-year-old goalkeeper play in the qualifiers, it will be the first time since Vincent Enyeama, over a decade ago, that a home-based shot-stopper will be in the lineup. It’s a chance he’s anxiously looking forward to.“If that opportunity is given to me again, I’m going to make good use of it,” Ezenwa said. “I believe with how much I’m working months before the game, I can do even better against Cameroon.Ezenwa would face competition for the number one shirt from Portugal-based Dele Alampasu and Daniel Akpeyi of South Africa’s Chippa United who was in goal when Nigeria lost to South Africa at home in a 2019 African Cup Of Nations qualifier in June. Writer: Chuma NnoliYou can follow him on Twitter @chumannolicenter_img Relatedlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces 12-match Ban For Pushing Referee

first_imgReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be banned for four to twelve matches for shoving the referee in Sunday night’s El Clasico.The match was a proper rollercoaster for Ronaldo. The forward was introduced into the game on 58th minutes. He then stepped up to put Los Blancos ahead with 10 minutes to play. Two minutes later, he was sent off for a second bookable offence after picking up two yellows in quick succession – the first for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal, and the second for what referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea deemed to be simulation.But it is his push on the referee that may have gotten him into an imbroglio with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). In the official match report sent by Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, the referee included that Ronaldo “pushed me gently in a sign to show his dissent”If RFEF are to follow the rule books, then Cristiano Ronaldo may have violated Article 96 of the RFEF’s disciplinary code which gives provision for a 4-12 game suspension for aggression of any kind towards match officials “even if only mild”There’s precedence which doesn’t favour the Real Madrid star. Last season, Las Palmas forward Marko Livaja got a four-game suspension for pushing referee José Munuera in a 1-1 draw against Alavés.If Cristiano Ronaldo is banned for four games, he’ll miss Real Madrid’s season opener at Estadio Riazor against Deportivo de La Coruña and subsequent matches versus Valencia, Levante and Real Sociedad.RelatedCristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match BanAugust 14, 2017In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe””This Is Called Persecution”, Cristiano Ronaldo Slams La Liga For Failed Ban AppealAugust 16, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Keeping Sanchez Is Not “Financially Ideal” – Arsene Wenger

first_imgArsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has admitted that keeping Alexis Sanchez is not financially “ideal”, prepares to lose the Chilean for free next season.28-year-old Sanchez, who has refused to sign a contract extension with the Gunners, heads into the last year of his current Arsenal deal and have been reportedly linked to Manchester City all summer.Speaking to the press on Wednesday, Wenger said: ““Look, let’s not be wrong, it’s not an ideal situation on the financial side and it demands some sacrifice but first of all it doesn’t mean the players who are in the final year of their contract will not extend their contract.”“You have still that possibility and we work on that as well.”Arsene Wenger has repeatedly insisted that the forward will see out his current contract at the Emirates, should he not sign a new deal, declaring that his “decision is clear, he will stay and he will respect that”. Relatedlast_img read more

Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer Through To Quarters

first_imgTop seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have booked their spots in the quarterfinal of the ongoing Shanghai Masters after respective wins over Fabio Fognini and Alexandr Dolgopolov.Spainiard Nadal continued in his quest for a first Shanghai Masters title with a 6-3 6-1 win over Fabio Fognini of Italy in their last 16 clash.The world number one, 31, will now meet Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for a place in the semifinal.Second seed Roger Federer also progressed to the last eight courtesy a 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. He will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinal.Others through to the last eight include Marin Cilic, who saw off Steve Johnson, and Juan Martin del Potro, who stunned third seed Alexander Zverev.RelatedShanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer Into SemisOctober 13, 2017In “Sports”Brad GuzanJune 30, 2017Similar postUS Open: Tomas Berdych Knocked Out By World Number 64August 31, 2017In “Tennis”last_img read more