Former swim instructor convicted of molesting girls sentenced to life in…

first_imgA former swim instructor who was found guilty last month of molesting three young girls in Deerfield Beach was sentenced Friday to life in prison.Francisco De Aragon was found guilty on all counts against him, which included one count of sexual battery on a child, three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of battery.The sexual battery on a child charge comes with a mandatory life sentence, but the judge on Friday decided to sentence De Aragon to a total of four life sentences.De Aragon pleaded Friday with the judge to see things his way.“There is no justice in this sentence,” he said. “There is no justice in putting a life sentence on a man who is innocent, and from day one until the day I die, I have always maintained and will always maintain that I did not do this. And to my accusers, I tell them the same thing that Christ demands us: ‘I forgive you.’”De Aragon testified in his trial and denied that he touched the 6-year-old girls under their bathing suits during swim lessons in 2015 at the Deerfield Beach Aquatic Center.“So why are you here?” his attorney asked him.“I have no idea. This to me — I can’t explain it,” De Aragon said.Each victim also testified, recounting similar stories about how De Aragon molested them.“The lifeguard touched my private part,” one girl said in court.Upon hearing the verdict, De Aragon cried and later mouthed, “I love you” to his wife, who was in the courtroom.He appeared unemotional Friday when he asked the judge for leniency. Prosecutor Patyl Oflazian said she was pleased with the sentence.“We’re very proud of the victims who came forward and testified in the trial,” she said. “This is a case that came down to what those three girls testified to versus the defendant’s testimony. Not only was it a fair sentence, it was a sentence that supported the evidence in the case and was required.”De Aragon previously turned down a plea deal that would have sentenced him to 25 years in prison.last_img read more

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Diet Rich in Tomatoes decreases skin cancer

first_imgDaily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a study conducted by the Ohio State University.The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers appeared online in the journal Scientific Reports.MethodologyIn the study male mice were fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder daily for 35 weeks. The mice were then exposed to ultraviolet light. It was discovered that the mice experienced, on average, a 50 percent decrease in skin cancer tumors compared to mice that ate no dehydrated tomato.Co-relation between tomato and cancerIt’s theorized the co-relation between tomatoes and cancer is from dietary carotenoids. The pigmenting compounds that give tomatoes their color, may protect skin against UV light damage, said Jessica Cooperstone. She’s co-author of the study and a research scientist in the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State.Previous research indicated male mice develop tumors earlier after UV exposure and that their tumors are more numerous, larger and more aggressive, than female mice.Cancer treatment different in genders“This study showed us that we need to consider gender when exploring different preventive strategies,” said the study’s senior author, Tatiana Oberyszyn, a professor of pathology and member of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.“What works in men may not always work equally well in women and vice versa.”Previous human clinical trials suggest that eating tomato paste over time can dampen sunburns, perhaps thanks to carotenoids from the plants that are deposited in the skin of humans after eating, and may be able to protect against UV light damage, Cooperstone said.“Lycopene, the primary carotenoid in tomatoes, has been shown to be the most effective antioxidant of these pigments,” she said.In the new study, the Ohio State researchers found that only male mice fed dehydrated red tomatoes had reductions in tumor growth. Those fed diets with tangerine tomatoes, which have been shown to be higher in bioavailable lycopene in previous research, had fewer tumors than the control group, but the difference was not statistically significant.Cooperstone is currently researching tomato compounds that may impart other health benefits.Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common of all cancers, with more new cases each year than other cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society.“Foods are not drugs, but they can possibly, over the lifetime of consumption, alter the development of certain diseases,” Cooperstone said.last_img read more

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Three killed, boy injured as gunmen open fire on boardwalk in…

first_imgThree people are dead and another three, including an eight-year-old boy, were injured when gunmen opened fire at the Chaguaramas boardwalk in the west of the capital. The injured are reported to be in serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital.According to initial reports, it was around 7:15 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, when gunmen showed up as people gathered on the boardwalk, and opened fire indiscriminately.One of the dead was identified as Fabien “Super” Williams, who said he was a suspect in several shootings in the area,. However, lawmen said they could not be sure whether he was the intended target of this shooting.Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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Former T&T National Security Minister Gary Griffith appointed Police Commissioner

first_imgFormer national security minister, Gary Griffith, Friday began his first day in office as Trinidad and Tobago police commissioner promising to reduce crime and rebuild the respect of the local police service.“I am here to serve my God, my country and the citizens of this great country. As I stated before there will be no honeymoon period and I do not expect any. This is not going to be the Gary Griffith show. I intend to work as hard as possible with all the relevant stakeholders to ensure that the most fundamental rights of citizens of this country are protected,” Griffith said.Griffith, who was given the nod for the top post within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) by Parliament last month, said in order to do this, he must secure the public trust and confidence.Must prove his worth“There are already experts in the field, both in the organization and on this table, who I will be consulting with in the future. I know I have to prove my worth to the TTPS and respect is something that is earned,” said Griffth, a former captain in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, and who also served as special advisor to then prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar.“So just being Commissioner of Police. it doesn’t say anything until I prove myself to the many good men and women in the TTPS. And I intend to show that maturity and that leadership and I will act in that responsible manner.“I can assure you that there are many initiatives and policies that will be implemented to ensure the reduction in crime as well as the perception and fear of crime. But it will be done through working relationships, my own knowledge and the expertise of many men and women in the TTPS who can give input,” said Griffith, who was dismissed by Persad Bissessar at the height of allegations against former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, who is now facing charges of perverting the course of justice.National Security Minister Stuart Young, who was present the ceremony thanked Williams for his dedication and service to country.last_img read more

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#DentalFeature: Do Gums Grow Back? The Number One Concern About Gum…

first_imgPLANTATION, Florida – Compare your teeth to a house. If the foundation crumbles, the house will collapse. Your teeth are the same way, and your gums serve as the foundation.If your gums appear to be receding, you might ask yourself, “Do gums grow back?” Here’s what to look out for if you’re concerned about gum recession and ways you can start on a path to healthier gums.Gum Recession Causes and SignsJust like a house foundation, gums support the teeth on all sides. Healthy gums snugly envelop a tooth and protect it. When gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, the tooth’s roots become exposed, making them vulnerable to tooth decay and plaque formation.One sign of gum recession is your teeth appearing longer than normal. That could mean the gums have receded (pulled away). Additionally, check your gums for signs of sensitivity. They might be swollen, tender or bleed easily. You may also experience bad breath.If your gums are receding, one or more of the following could be the culprit:Gum diseaseAggressive brushingPoor oral hygieneTeeth grindingGeneticsSerious tooth or gum injuryDo Gums Grow Back?Unfortunately, once the gums have receded, there is no way to grow them back. When gum recession occurs, the cells in the gum tissue waste away and decrease in volume. Essentially, the cells destroy themselves, and they are unable to regrow or regenerate.If your gums are showing signs of recession, fear not. Your Dentist and Hygienist has tools that can treat your smile and help you stop gum recession in its tracks.Treatment Methods to Restore GumsThere are several dental treatments for gum recession. Your dentist may suggest scaling and root planning, which is a nonsurgical method of deep cleaning. Your hygienist will scale all the plaque and tartar (hard plaque) from your teeth, gumline and root surface and then fine scale the tooth’s root with handheld dental hygiene instruments.If more intensive treatment is necessary, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist for an evaluation for a surgical procedure called a gum graft. Gum grafting involves the transfer of tissue to cover the exposed root. The graft can come from your palate or synthetic tissue. This surgical treatment can restore your gumline and help stop further recession.If you are concerned about the appearance of your recessed gums, speak with your dentist or periodontist about gum veneers. These appliances cover up the missing gum tissue and do not require surgery to be placed.Preventing Gum RecessionBy establishing good oral care habits, you can take steps to improve your mouth health and prevent gum recession. Make sure to brush your teeth gently twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Avoid tobacco use and seek treatment from your dentist if you grind your teeth or have a tooth injury.Continue seeing your dentist for regular checkups and your dental hygienist for professional cleanings. As part of the exam, they will assess your gum health and provide recommendations on how to keep your entire mouth healthy.Dr Sharon Robinson, DDS, owns and operates the Dental Place in Plantation, Florida, with a second office – the Dental Place Cosmetix Spa in Kingston, Jamaica. She may be contacted at 954-792-1857. Visit their website, www.dentalplace4u.comlast_img read more

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Andre Ward announces retirement from professional boxing.

first_imgRelatedDavid Haye Closes Boxing Chapter Of His Life As He Announces RetirementJune 12, 2018In “Boxing”Wladimir Klitschko Retires From Boxing, Ends Anthony Joshua Re-matchAugust 3, 2017In “Sports”Anthony Joshua Meets Challenger Kubrat Pulev In Cardiff.September 11, 2017In “Boxing” Andre Ward has announced his retirement from boxing at age 33. The unified light heavyweight champion of the world, widely acknowledged by many as one of the best pugilist of all-time announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.In his statement made official via his website, the 2004 Olympic champion attributed his decision to physical challenges“I want to be clear – I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there. If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.” – WardProfile:Born Andre Michael Ward (February 23, 1984), he retired with an undefeated record of 32–0 and held eight world titles in two-weight classes, including the unified WBA (Undisputed), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles between 2016 and 2017.He also held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring, and lineal super middleweight titles between 2009 and 2015. As an amateur, Ward won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 2004 Olympics (which remains the last time an American has topped the podium in men’s boxing), and turned professional later that year.The last time Ward lost a fight was against John Revish at the 1997 National Silver Gloves tournament in Baton Rouge when he was 13.In 2009, Ward married his high school sweetheart Tiffiney, with whom he has three sons and a daughter. Ward lives in Danville, California.last_img read more

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first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali in an audio interview has exclusively told he is confident Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria will successfully stage a spectacular Senior African Wrestling Championships in February 2018, given the support from Rivers State Government.The Rivers State capital was in August awarded the hosting right to the tournament ahead of Tunis, meaning Nigeria will be staging the showpiece competition for the first time in her history.Impressed by a recent facility tour by the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Igali who is the vice-chairman of the LOC believes the Garden City will be ready in time for the Championships.“I think we will (host a successful tournament), and I will go back to the enthusiasm I’ve seen from the Governor of Rivers State (Nyesom Wike) and from his team,” the Olympic Champion said.“We have a 13-member Local Organising Committee and I’ve seen that the members are very excited, very determined to ensure that we put up a very befitting tournament.“The Governor has said that he is not going to leave anything to chance, promising that what we (LOC) need will be provided.“I know that the finance committee has started reaching out to some sponsors. So we are going to have sponsors, we are going to have quite a number of countries coming to the tournament as well.“I’m very convinced that we will put up a befitting tournament.”Before the African Senior Wrestling Championships which runs from 7th – 11th February 2018, Port Harcourt is expected to host the Governor Wike National Wrestling Championships later this month and the Bayelsa State Lawmaker says, that will serve as a dress rehearsal to the big one early next year.“First of all, the Wike National Championships will be used as a test tournament for the African Championships,” he disclosed.“For the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, we will be using it as trials to select the team that will represent Nigeria at the Senior African Wrestling Championships in 2018.” Relatedlast_img read more


Betsafe secures Saracens Rugby ‘Principal’ Sponsorship

first_img Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Share Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Share Bookmaker Betsafe has announced that from the 2017/18 season, it will become the principal sponsor of back-to-back European rugby champions Saracens. Betsafe will also become the official betting partner of the Saracens and its branding will appear on the shirts and around the stadium of the European champions for the next three seasons.Nicola Fitton, Managing Director at Betsafe, said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Saracens today. Saracens is a club that is defined by professionalism, desire and outstanding performance and these are values that we reflect every day at Betsafe.“We firmly believe that passion always overcomes the odds, and there is no passion like that of a Saracens fan or player. We are delighted to be part of the Saracens family and we look forward to supporting the club going forwards.”The deal marks the continued expansion of Betsafe into the world of sporting sponsorship, Saracens join the likes of Tony Bellew, Cage Warriors and Manchester City in being sponsored by the Swedish based betting firm.Saracens Chief Executive, Heath Harvey commented on Betsafe as Principal Sponsor: “We are delighted to welcome Betsafe as a sponsor of the club. They are a company with a proven track record of partnering elite sports teams in the UK and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.“We believe that we have partnered with a company who are extremely ambitious and have a drive and passion for innovation ­ values that we can strongly resonate with at Saracens.” GLMS calls for increased vigilance regarding betting sponsorships July 23, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

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Victor Chandler Invests in Premier Punt Group

first_imgShare FSB continues strategic expansions with sportsbook launch March 21, 2018 Submit Share Immersive B2B focus sees Premier Punt rebrand to Incentive Games October 8, 2018 StumbleUpon Gamification Guru Yu-Kai Chou joins Incentive Games advisory June 18, 2019 Related Articles Premier Punt Group, the Edinburgh based Business-to-Business social gaming provider, has managed to pull off a real coup in recruiting industry trailblazer Victor Chandler as an investor and advisor.Mr Chandler is often credited with being the first to take gambling “online” and gambling operations offshore.He said this of the announcement: “Premier Punt Group is an exciting company with fantastic vision and huge potential. The strategy of obtaining social bettors, at a low customer acquisition cost, then upselling to an integrated sportsbook & casino is an interesting formula to say the least. I am looking forward to working with John Gordon and the team to help them realise that potential.”John Gordon – Premier Punt GroupCEO of Premier Punt Group, John Gordon, also commented: “Victor is a legend in the industry so obviously we are absolutely delighted to have someone of his stature on board.Since Victor has come on board the company has gone from strength to strength. Victor has been there and done it. For us to have that vast bank of experience and knowledge to tap into is priceless and indicates some very exciting times ahead for Premier Punt Group.”Mr Chandler invested in the company’s current investment round which is still open. Their investment campaign recently went live to the public on the crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, which hit its minimum target investment on day 1.You can find out more about the round, and how to invest, via the following link:… The above content and information were submitted by Premier Punt Group to SBC as a Press Release.last_img read more

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The World Cup’s Finest with IBAS MD Richard Hayler

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Joining us this afternoon is Richard Hayler, Managing Director of Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), who addresses two English strikers both charged with carrying the nation’s hopes in different eras, a dilemma in selecting a favourite game from tournaments of yesteryear and which World Cup was the most exciting TV ever (at that time). First World Cup memory 31 May – 29 June (World Cup, Mexico). 1986 and Mexico, it was by far the most exciting television had been at any point up to then! When I was a boy I wanted to be a goalkeeper and the game that stands out from that perspective was the quarter final between Brazil and France, and the performance of French keeper Joel Bats. I lived Joel Bats in the playground for weeks after. The Brazilians were robbed, they had a great team and I was mesmerised by the players’ names! When all the football you watched growing up was at Vicarage Road, you didn’t (in those days) see many players called Casagrande or Socrates.Favourite World Cup:Player Gary Lineker. Maradona was the most skilful player I’ve ever seen, but I can’t have him as my favourite for obvious reasons. My favourite World Cup player has to be Gary Lineker. He was the ultimate big game, big moment marksman, when England needed a goal he turned up and delivered. To my young and over-enthusiastic mind, his equaliser in the 1990 semi-final was the most important moment in all of sport, ever! I was so glad the chance had fallen to him, he took those sorts of goals so well.TeamEngland, 1990. It’s hard to pin down a favourite. England had two great teams in 1990 and 1998, the Brazilian team of 1986 looked certainties before their quarter final exit. They just seemed always that bit more in control of the ball than any other side. The other great controllers of play were the Spaniards in 2010. Xavi and Iniesta had an almost telepathic understanding and along with Busquets and Alonso, their opponents struggled to get more than 40% of possession in any game. Having said all that, I always naturally lean towards the underdogs, so the South Koreans in 2002 and the Cameroonians in 1990 would probably dead-heat for first.Goal Michael Owen (England v Argentina, 1998). From a patriotic point of view, it would be Michael Owen’s against Argentina in the 1998 2nd round. It was the sort of strike that makes you believe! “This is the team, this is our year.” Owen’s star had risen in the final months of that year’s Premier League and playing alongside David Beckham it felt like England had the ingredients to be champions. I’ve decided to shut out everything that happened after the 20th minute – let’s just cut it off then? As a runner up, and a dubious one at that, it would be David O’Leary scoring the deciding shootout penalty to take Ireland through to the 1990 quarter finals. What an unlikely hero in the circumstances.GameCameroon v Argentina, 1990. So many strong candidates here. Germany’s destruction of Brazil in 2014 was a game you couldn’t take your eyes off, except to text “ARE YOU WATCHING THIS??”. I loved watching Korea turn over first Italy and then Spain in their home World Cup, especially as FIFA had taken a fair amount of flak for taking the competition to what many people perceived as not ‘proper football countries’. My most memorable game of all though would be the opening game of the 1990 World Cup where Cameroon defeated the champions Argentina. Not only did it deliver one of the greatest World Cup shocks of all time, but it featured the most comical/brutal red card I’ve seen and then united the whole planet – Argentina apart – in willing on a mighty defensive effort to springboard Cameroon towards a campaign which, if Englishmen are honest, justified at least a trip to the semi-finals. A less magnificent one but equally memorable was the all-out brawl between Portugal and Netherlands in the 2006 second round. The bookings counters for the spread firms must have gone dizzy trying to count them all. The Russian referee was practically juggling cards and appeared, at least, to have lost all control.  KitCroatia. I can’t say I have a huge favourite, although the Croatian shirt always seems to be the most striking. Scotland 1986 was interesting with the hooped shorts. When their players had their shirts untucked, it looked like they were wearing skirts!The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email [email protected] Related Articles Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

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