Local woman shot several times in vehicle then left dead on side of road

first_imgOfficials in Pompano Beach are currently investigating the murder of a woman who was shot several times while inside of a vehicle and then left on the side of the road for dead.The incident occurred Friday around 7:30 pm along Northwest 18th Drive.Witnesses say the victim, later identified as 30-year-old Cassandra Fair, was in the front passenger seat of a Cadillac Escalade when someone inside the vehicle shot her several times.Fair then either jumped or was pushed out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then drove away, leaving Fair on the side of the road.Officials say it is unclear if Fair was alive or dead when she was left in the roadway.Fair was taken to Broward Health North, where she was pronounced dead.Surveillance from a nearby store captured Fair’s body falling out of the vehicle and the driver fleeing the scene.Authorities have since recovered a 2004 Beige Escalade that they believe may have been the vehicle seen on surveillance, however, as they continue to investigate the incident, they ask for anyone who believes they have information about Fair’s death to contact them at Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.last_img read more

Holness says Jamaica committed to protecting rights of workers

first_imgJamaican civilians wait for a bus that will take them to their jobs at the base dining facility: 09/15/1983ARC Identifier 6384168 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DN-ST-84-07547.jpegStill Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division, College Park, MDItem from Record Group 330: Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1921 – 2008 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says his administration is committed to protecting the rights of workers  whose sacrifices have resulted in the economic growth now being experienced.Speaking at the launch of Workers’ Week and Labor Day 2019 activities, earlier this week, Holness said  that this and other safeguards are important in preserving Jamaica’s fragile recovery, “as the economy gets stronger and more robust”.Holness, who noted that the economy is improving as evidenced by record high employment and low unemployment, said for this to continue, “we must ensure that our businesses can grow and have the confidence to employ”.“At the same time, we must ensure that our workers are satisfied in their employment and that labor is properly rewarded,” he added.He praised workers’ unions for being “very progressive” over the last 30 years, and advised that they should always seek to utilize the mechanism developed for resolving conflicts, “because any action outside of that could easily destabilize the very tenuous and fragile recovery of our economy”.Workers’ Week activities will begin on  May 19, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony the following day, in commemoration of the 1938 labor riots. Workers’ Week is being observed under the theme ‘Yes to decent work; no to child labor’.last_img read more

UFC London: Darren Till not focused on Ben Askren; only set on Jorge Masvidal

first_imgHey @darrentill2 you feel like going on a losing streak?— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 25, 2018  Ben all I do is chat absolute horse shit askren— Darren Till (@darrentill2) October 25, 2018  Your twitter trash talk is embarrassingly bad, it’s worse than your performance against @TWooodley ! Now when you get asked to sign the contract for real make sure you do it son. https://t.co/xYPQxRhB3b— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 25, 2018  Who the fuck are you ? I’ve had one loss don’t be thinking your gonna come over here and ruin everyone, trust me I would knock the curly hair out your head you hillbilly. https://t.co/ba9IvXu92t— Darren Till (@darrentill2) October 25, 2018  Sounds like a yes to me. Keep your dance card open you are about to get taken to Funky town. https://t.co/M50Epq8mHm— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) October 25, 2018  pic.twitter.com/pnWuBVI0tQ— Darren Till (@darrentill2) October 25, 2018About five months later and Till is well aware that Askren will be in attendance to see him fight Jorge Masvidal as the main event of UFC London on Saturday. But don’t even try to suggest that Till will be concerned with Askren.”I don’t give a f—k what people think,” Till told Sporting News. “It’s their opinion. I know what I’m focused on. I’m not focused on Ben Askren, (welterweight champion Kamaru) Usman, (Tyron) Woodley or Leon Edwards. I only care about beating Masvidal on Saturday. To me, that’s my biggest challenge right now.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAskren made his UFC debut at UFC 235 when he beat Robbie Lawler by a controversial first-round submission. After the fight, he said the UFC was sending him to London to check out Saturday’s fight so he could get a first-hand look at Till. The two haven’t bumped into each other thus far. Regardless of the banter between the charismatic welterweights on social media, the 26-year-old says if Askren truly has an issue with him that the former Bellator champion needs to make the first step — not him.   “Ben has definitely gotten my attention, but it still doesn’t mean much to me,” Till proclaims. “I’ve got nothing to say to Ben. He’s got to say something to me. I haven’t seen him yet. When I do see him, will he say something? Will he shake my hand? Will he say nothing? Or does he stay quiet? Will he actually say something? I have to wait and see what his move is. It’s him doing the talking. Not me.”Before the verbal warfare can turn into a battle inside the Octagon, Till faces a very stern test in Masvidal (32-13), who is coming off narrow losses in his last two contests against Demian Maia (split-decision at UFC 211) and Stephen Thompson (unanimous decision at UFC 217). Earlier this week, Masvidal told SN to expect an intense battle that won’t last five rounds. Till couldn’t agree more with his foe’s assessment. He looks forward to exchanging heavy artillery with the former street fighter from Florida.”It makes sense to have two guys who come to fight,” Till said. “What’s not to like about it? It’s a crowd-pleasing fight. The UFC knows that, I know that and Masvidal knows that. It made all the sense in the world. I really love this matchup. He knows his way around the Octagon better than anyone in the division. I think it’s going to make for a war. It’s not going to be two guys staring at each other and doing nothing.” When Ben Askren’s trade from One Championship to the UFC became official in October, “Funky” immediately took to Twitter and unleashed a tirade of tweets towards fighters in the 170-pound weight.Fellow welterweight Darren Till took the bait and the charismatic welterweights began exchanging a flurry of insults.last_img read more