On December 19, 2017, the Lauderhill Police Department will host the 2nd Annual “Secret Santa” holiday toy give-away. During this event, Lauderhill Police Chief Constance Stanley (Secret Santa) along with her staff will visit each of our elementary schools and present a bicycle along with a bag of toys to two deserving students from each school.The students chosen to receive this honorable recognition have been selected by school administrators and staff based on the student’s academic achievements, good citizenship and overall conduct. This event will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end once all the gifts have been presented.School visit times: Below are the schools and projected times for the visit. Our goal is to spend roughly 15 minutes at each school. The teacher will introduce the student and the Chief and her staff will present the gifts and offer words of encouragement for continued success.Endeavor Elementary 2701 NW 56th Ave 9:00 to 9:30 amRoyal Palm Elementary 1951 NW 56th Ave 9:40 to 10:10 amCastle Hill Elementary 2640 NW 46th Ave 10:20 to 10:50 amLauderhill Paul Turner Elementary 1500 NW 49th Ave 11:00 to 11:30 amLarkdale Elementary 3250 NW 12th Place 11:45 to 12:15 pmMartin Luther King Elementary 591 NW 31st Ave 12:25 to 12:50pmBroward Estates Elementary 441 NW 35th Ave 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Soft tennis, dance, table football and basketball all formed part of the sessions, which was open to hospital patients and their siblings.The session offered children the opportunity of extra activity during their time in hospital, engaging with a range of activities alongside coaches from the Foundation.Tom Monks, Head of Programmes, Bristol Sport Foundation, said: “Sport has a unique power to engage, inspire and uplift. We were delighted to bring our talented and passionate sports coaches to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to provide fun activities for the patients and their families.”Before Christmas, coaches and volunteers from the Foundation were joined by stars from Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers for some heart-warming days of visits and sporting activity at the hospital.As part of #Conversations week in the hospital, ran in partnership with Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Foundation coaches headed to the wards and departments for some soft tennis, boccia, balloon volleyball and gymnastics, as well as a ‘keepy-uppy challenge.’Caitlin Moss, Deputy Divisional Director for Strategy and Business Planning said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Bristol Sport Foundation to deliver inclusive and fun activities for children in hospital and their siblings.”The activities bring much joy to those involved and we are lucky to have the lovely BSF coaches visiting the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to deliver these sessions and support the wellbeing of our patients and their families.”One parent, Alice, whose son, Aidan took part in the sessions, added: “After a long period of time in hospital, getting out in the fresh air and doing some physical activity really helped Aidan.”It’s been great for his mental wellbeing too. He was asking me when he could come back again to see the coaches for the afternoon session.”Images courtesy of JMPUK.com
Iran and U.S. pose together as teams seek to dampen down tensions at 1998 World Cup.This is perhaps the most glorious day in Brazil’s World Cup history. Its third triumph achieved in the heat and altitude of Mexico City against a strong Italian side meant it kept the Jules Rimet Trophy for good. The team, which as well as Pele included greats such as Jairzinho, Tostao and Rivelino, played some of the most ebullient football the world had ever seen. The final goal in the 4-1 defeat of Italy by captain Carlos Alberto often tops the list of the greatest goals ever scored.The World Cup often throws up geopolitical clashes. The big one in 1998 was a group encounter between the United States and Iran. Relations between the two had been hostile since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 which ousted the pro-American Shah. The sides did their best to reduce tensions by posing together in a group photo. A match that was high on endeavor but low on malice saw Iran end up a 2-1 victor. Neither team managed to progress beyond the group stage.
Hearts of Oak coach Nebojsa Vucicevic was prevented from training with the squad on Friday morning by angry fans.The irate supporters besieged the team’s ATTC training Park in Accra and physically stopped him from performing his duties.Their action is in protest of the club’s recent 1-0 defeat at AshantiGold which has thrown their title challenge in doubt.The club’s supporters’ body, National Chapters Committee, sent an official correspondence to the management on Wednesday demanding Vucicevic’s immediate dismissal.They have expressed dissatisfaction with the Serbian’s tactics and player selection.The latest development could be the last straw for Vucicevic who could be sacrificed to appease the angry supporters. Hearts trail leaders and rivals Asante Kotoko by seven points with 12 matches remaining in the Ghana top flight.Management is yet to decide on the demands from the supporters as the coach’s dismissal might come with a huge severance package.