Narcotics Unit raids drug houses across Lee County

first_imgLCSO deputies investigate Words With Friends “romance scam” June 16, 2021 Woman arrested during drug bust at Fort Myers home June 10, 2021 AdvertisementTags: drug bustfentanylLCSO LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 All of the suspects will be booked into the Lee County Jail, according to LCSO. Advertisement LCSO made a fourth stop Thursday afternoon at a home on Candlelight Drive in Lehigh Acres. They served a narcotics search warrant. FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Narcotics Unit with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office raided four drug houses throughout the county Thursday. Investigators with Special Operations Unit and the US Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force also helped execute the four search warrants as part of “Operation Broken Hearts.” LCSO said these warrants were served at homes of known drug dealers in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. Eight people were arrested for crimes ranging from drug sales, trafficking, and weapons offenses, according to investigators. The people arrested were identified as Wilson Valentin, Nikisha Aponte, Felipe Chavez, Joshua Finley, Richard Powell, William McAllister, Damand Crews, and Michael Nichols. Deputies seized trafficking amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, as well as ecstasy pills, prescription pills, and several guns, LCSO said. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentscenter_img Advertisement The Narcotics unit made its third stop at a home on 22nd Street West in Lehigh Acres. LCSO said they found meth and fentanyl inside. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Investigators also busted a home in Gateway, according to Lee County deputies. Three women arrested during Punta Gorda drug bust June 16, 2021 AdvertisementLee County deputies first served a search warrant at a home on Calvin Boulevard in Fort Myers early Thursday morning. The SWAT and Narcotics Team with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant on fentanyl traffickers.last_img read more


Local lineman loses hand in tragic accident

first_img Sponsored Content Park MGM is a whole new way to do The Strip and we’ve got a collection of expertly curated bars, restaurants,… AdvertisementTags: accidentFlorida Power and Light DeSoto County home to new FPL solar energy center May 14, 2021 Businesses without power after car crashes into Lee County power pole April 16, 2021 By Park MGM Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentscenter_img Florida town accidentally sells municipal water tower June 15, 2021 Car slams into utility pole in Naples, causing nearly $40k in damage June 9, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementHis family is hoping he will be able to leave the hospital soon. Day said he plans to return to work once he recovers. His goal is to get a prosthetic hand down the road. CLICK HERE for Day’s GoFundMe. The Strip’s First Fully Smoke-Free Casino Resort LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A transmission lineman lost his hand after getting into a personal UTV accident on January 16th. Mack Day has been a lineman for nearly seven years. He currently works for Florida Power & Light.Day said his job is everything to him because it allows him to provide for his family and he loves what he does. The lineman has been recovering at Lee Memorial Hospital for four weeks now. He has gone through several surgeries and had to have his hand amputated.  Advertisementlast_img read more


Region Must Meet Obligations to Ensure Successful Cricket World Cup

first_imgRelatedRegion Must Meet Obligations to Ensure Successful Cricket World Cup RelatedRegion Must Meet Obligations to Ensure Successful Cricket World Cup Region Must Meet Obligations to Ensure Successful Cricket World Cup UncategorizedJanuary 12, 2007 RelatedRegion Must Meet Obligations to Ensure Successful Cricket World Cupcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) West Indies 2007 Inc., Chris Dehring, has said that the region must meet its obligations in a number of areas to ensure a successful cricket tournament.He told JIS News that should the region fall down in any area of preparation, then the staging of the event would not be a success.Among the 24 areas of preparation, which are outlined in the bid book, are venue development, transportation, matters of security and accommodation.Citing venue development as the most important area in the preparation process, Mr. Dehring said that “we have to make sure that these stadia are finished . (not) somewhat finished; we need them absolutely finished. We cannot have painting on the morning of the event and we cannot have electricians still working on the morning of the event. Everything has to be tested.and ready to go as a first class international stadium”.Of equal concern is the logistics of persons moving around in the Caribbean, which will operate as a single domestic space, come February 1. This type of movement, Mr. Dehring noted, would depend largely on the resources of the region.“There is no organizing body of a world event that has its own airplanes and local transportation. It has to depend on whatever resources that country has and the Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean is no different,” he pointed out.“We are going to depend on the regional airlines.and local transportation,” he added, noting that owners of taxis and buses would have to perform efficiently as they were an important part of hosting a successful cricket tournament.Stating that security was another important area, Mr. Dehring pointed out that “no sport wants to be remembered for a terrorist attack”.“If you remembered what happened in Munich in 1972 and even Atlanta in 1996 was scarred by that bomb going off in that park. Those have been the lasting memories of those mega sporting events and no host wants to be remembered for a particular security incident because those things live on forever,” he said.The region, he boasted, had “a tremendous security architecture starting with our CWC master security plan, which dovetails into the national security plan, which dovetails into a regional security plan and also an international security plan, which involves INTERPOL and various governments that have been working closely with CARICOM to implement the kind of security that the region has never ever seen before”.With the staging of the tournament just 60 days away, Mr. Dehring expressed confidence that any hiccups in the preparation process would be overcome. “At the end of the day, what keeps you going is the tremendous spirit of the West Indian people,” he stated.Over some 49 days between March and April, the region will host the ICC CWC 2007, the world’s third largest sporting event. Advertisementslast_img read more


Vancouver Police seek help in locating missing teen

first_imgSixteen-year-old Mark Anthony Rojas-Resendiz is missing from his home in Vancouver and may be in the company of unknown non-relative juveniles or adultsThe Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing teen, 16-year-old Mark Anthony Rojas-Resendiz, who is missing from his home in Vancouver and may be in the company of unknown non-relative juveniles or adults.Mark Anthony Rojas-ResendizMark Anthony Rojas-ResendizRojas-Resendiz is described by VPD officials as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey Nike sweatshirt and black hat with “LA” lettering. He may have a black Adidas backpack.Anyone who sees Rojas-Resendiz, or has any information on his whereabouts, is asked to call 9-1-1 or your local Law Enforcement agency.Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark County adds three new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend Next : Letter: ‘We need a leader in Olympia who is a known entity, who is willing to continue to fight for our rights’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Vancouver Police seek help in locating missing teenPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, July 21, 2020in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more


Jordan Winery Announces Three Key Leadership Changes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Pinterest Previous articleWildflowers & Wine to Welcome Visitors to Sutter CreekNext articleTickets Now on Sale for 38th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Press Release Email TAGSDana GrandeDevonna SmithJordan Vineyard & WineryMaggie Krusepeople AdvertisementHEALDSBURG, Calif. (March 6, 2020)—Jordan Vineyard & Winery, French-inspired producer of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon since the 1970s, begins the new decade with three new leaders in administration, winemaking and viticulture: Devonna Smith, Maggie Kruse and Dana Grande.Devonna Smith joins Jordan Winery as chief financial officer, succeeding Ron Kampel, who has worked at Jordan for 24 years and has led the company’s accounting, human resources and information technology departments since 2005. Smith has served as CFO and chief of staff at Chappellet Winery and Vineyard since 2013. The Cypress Group conducted the candidate search for Jordan’s new CFO.Maggie Kruse, who was promoted to winemaker at Jordan last summer, will now oversee both winemaking and winegrowing at Jordan. Kruse joined Jordan in 2006 as enologist and was mentored by longtime Jordan winemaker and winegrower Rob Davis, who retired in 2019 after his 43rd growing season. She is only the second winemaker in Jordan history.Dana Grande has returned to Jordan in the newly created role of grower relations manager, reporting to Kruse. Grande worked in the Jordan Estate vineyards from 1999 to 2012, before moving to Ferrari-Carano Winery to become its grower relations manager—a role that Davis always handled at Jordan.“We are pleased to have these talented women leading different departments,” said John Jordan, chief executive officer at Jordan Winery. “Jordan has had a high percentage of women in upper management for many years, and I’m looking forward to the new decade with the passionate team of professionals who work each day to make Jordan a success.”These latest appointments continue the shift toward more women in leadership at the iconic winery, established in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan. Of the 10 departments at Jordan, seven are now led by women. The winery employs a staff of 86; 41 are women.About Devonna Smith, Chief Financial Officer Devonna Smith loves to crunch numbers and find ways to improve systems. Born and raised in Colusa, Calif., she has lived in the Napa Valley since 1988, when she married her high school sweetheart. Smith will take on Jordan Winery’s chief financial officer role in April 2020, overseeing finance, accounting, human resources and IT. Smith most recently served as the CFO and chief of staff at Chappellet for seven years. There, she led the finance and human resources, oversaw administration and IT, and worked closely with all areas of the business from winemaking/production, sales and marketing. Prior to Chappellet, Smith worked as CFO and manager of administration at Long Meadow Ranch, where the company grew from its winemaking roots to include e-commerce, vineyards, a restaurant, a sustainable ranch, a cattle company and a real estate investment company. Before working at wineries, Smith honed her accounting skills at several CPA firms in Wine Country, gaining specific wine accounting and financial reporting expertise. Smith received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Chico, and she has worked in accounting, finance and management for more than 30 years.About Maggie Kruse, Winemaker The daughter of a beer brewer, Maggie Kruse grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., learning about fermentation at an early age. She moved to the Napa Valley at age 17 to pursue her dream of becoming a winemaker. After graduating from University of California, Davis, she worked as an intern at two wineries before joining Jordan Winery as enologist in 2006. She was mentored by winemaker Rob Davis through promotions to assistant winemaker and associate winemaker over a decade, and she became Jordan’s head winemaker in July 2019. Kruse manages all winemaking and winegrowing staff, including the assistant winemaker, enologist, cellar crew and grower relations manager, and she also oversees the day-to-day operations in the cellars, such as quality control experiments, fermentation monitoring, tank and lot organizing, selecting and inspecting barrels, blending, batonnage, selecting corks and bottles, bottling and labeling.About Dana Grande, Grower Relations Manager Growing up in Sonoma County, Dana Grande was always intrigued by vineyards even though she didn’t have a family connection to the wine business. While studying biology in college, she was hired to run the vineyard office for Hoot Owl Creek and Alexander Valley Vineyards. At harvest time, she quickly realized that the real action was in the vineyard and learned how to drive a forklift wearing sandals and a sundress. After five years of working in the vineyards, she joined Jordan in 1999 as estate viticulturist and transitioned to vineyard manager during her 13 years with the company. When Jordan sold its first estate vineyard in 2012, continuing a shift toward focusing more on grower fruit, she decided to move to Ferrari-Carano Winery to be grower relations manager—a position that didn’t exist at that time at Jordan. After eight years of working with the Carano family’s grape growers, Grande returned to the Jordan family in February 2020, where she’ll work with Jordan’s cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay growers.About Jordan Vineyard & WineryFounded in 1972, Jordan Vineyard & Winery was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the timeless connection between food, wine and hospitality. Under the guidance of second-generation vintner John Jordan, Jordan Estate is an extension of these traditions, with its iconic chateau, breathtaking views, sustainably farmed vineyards, natural habitat for wildlife and gardens for the chef’s inventive cuisine, offering a distinctive sense of place in Sonoma County wine country. Learn more at www.jordanwinery.com.Advertisement ReddIt Linkedin Share Home Industry News Releases Jordan Winery Announces Three Key Leadership ChangesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessJordan Winery Announces Three Key Leadership ChangesBy Press Release – March 9, 2020 630 0 last_img read more


The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop

first_imgHomeNewsThe stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop Dec. 29, 2020 at 5:00 amNewsThe stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stopGuest Author5 months agoclimateweather Nature struck relentlessly in 2020 with record-breaking and deadly weather- and climate-related disasters.With the most named storms in the Atlantic, the largest-ever area of California burned by wildfires, killer floods in Asia and Africa and a hot, melting Arctic, 2020 was more than a disastrous year with the pandemic. It was a year of disasters — and climate change from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas was a big factor, scientists said.The United States didn’t just set a record for the most disasters costing at least $1 billion — adjusted for inflation — the nation obliterated the record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By September, 2020 had tied the old record of 16 billion-dollar disasters and when the count is completed in early January, officials figure it will be 20, likely more. Only three states weren’t part of a billion-dollar weather disaster (Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota) — and all the coastline from Texas to Maine, except for a tiny part of Florida, was under a watch or warning for a hurricane, tropical storm or storm surge from those systems in 2020, according to U.S. weather officials.With 30 named storms, the Atlantic hurricane season  surpassed the mark set in 2005, ran out of storm names and went deep into the Greek alphabet, making meteorologists reconsider how they name future storms, officials said. Ten of those storms rapidly intensified, making them more dangerous. A dozen made landfall in the U.S., easily smashing the old record of nine. And Louisiana got hit five times. At one point, the American Red Cross had 60 New Orleans hotels filled with refugees.With a devastating 20-year megadrought  and near-record heat, California had at least 6,528 square miles (16,907 square kilometers) burned by wildfire, doubling the previous record area burned. Five of the six largest wildfires  in California history have been in 2020. Oregon and Colorado had immense fire damage, too. More than 10,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed and at least 41 people killed.Between fires and hurricanes, the American Red Cross provided a record 1.3 million nights of shelter for disaster-struck Americans — four times the annual average for the previous decade.“Since April, we’ve seen a large disaster occur somewhere in the country every five days,” said Trevor Riggen, the Red Cross vice president in charge of disasters. “It’s really been a non-stop pace, and not all those disasters make the news.” It was such a busy and crazy a year that a derecho that savaged the Midwest somehow flew under the radar, despite damage nearing $10 billion, and is barely remembered. Other billion-dollar severe storms, often with tornadoes and hail, struck the U.S. in January, February, twice in March, three times in April and another three times in May.All these U.S. disasters have “really added up to create a catastrophic year,” said Adam Smith, a NOAA applied climatologist. “Climate change has its fingerprints on many of these different extremes and disasters.”“Nature is sending us a message. We better hear it,” United Nations Environment Programme Director Inger Andersen told The Associated Press in an interview. “Wherever you go, whatever continent, we see Nature socking it at us. The warmest three-year period we’ve ever seen. The Arctic temperatures, the wildfires, etc. etc.”Worldwide, more than 220 climate- and weather-related disasters hurt more than 70 million people and caused more than $69 billion in damage. Over 7,500 people were killed, according to preliminary figures from the international disaster database kept at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.Of the disasters the group tracks, including earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides, 85% to 90% are climate and weather related, said Director Debarati Guha-Sapir.Unlike the United States, which saw a rare break in 2020 from increasing non-hurricane flooding, worldwide “floods is your biggest problem,” Guha-Sapir said. “It’s a huge mistake to underestimate floods.”Floods killed more than 1,900 people in India in June and affected 17 million people, according to the center’s data. Other flooding and associated landslides in Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and again in India killed at least another 1,250 people. African floods killed nearly 600 people. And flooding along Yangtze River and the Three Gorges Dam in China killed at least 279 people in the summer and caused economic losses of more than $15 billion, according to the World Meteorological Organization.Hue, Vietnam had a record 103 inches (261 centimeters) of rain in October, according to the WMO. Extremes, including heat waves and droughts, hit all over the world. Siberia reached a record 100 degrees (38 degrees Celsius) as much of the Arctic was 9 degrees (5 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and had an exceptionally bad wildfire season. Arctic sea ice shrank to the second lowest level on record and set a few monthly records for melt. Death Valley saw the warmest temperature recorded, 129.9 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius), on Earth in at least 80 years.The pace of disasters is noticeably increasing, said disaster experts and climate scientists. The international database in Belgium calculated that from 1980 to 1999, the world had 4,212 disasters affecting 3.25 billion people and costing $1.63 trillion, adjusted for inflation. From 2000 to 2019 those figures jumped to 7,348 disasters, 4.03 billion people affected and $2.97 trillion in damage.“Disasters are very much becoming a chronic condition in this country,” said Riggen, who has noticed the change since 2006 when he joined the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina.Climate change figures in the growth of disasters, especially wildfires worsened by drought and heat, said Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann.“I didn’t expect to see a season with 30 named storms in my lifetime,” Mann said, noting that hurricanes were fueled by a natural La Nina cooling of parts of the central Pacific combined with human-caused warming of water temperatures. National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Ed Rappaport said: “It was an exhausting year.”Tags :climateweathershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentA divided nation asks: What’s holding our country together?Year in Review Part 3: JulyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more


Telenor Q3 held back by Norway; guidance trimmed

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 OCT 2013 Third quarter weakness in some of its Nordic mobile operations forced Telenor to trim its full-year guidance.Lacklustre mobile data growth in Norway was a particular disappointment. Domestic ARPU, year-on-year, dropped 4 per cent to NOK294 ($50).Reduced interconnect fees and lower roaming charges hardly helped, but mobile data growth was not strong enough to offset losses.“The revenue development in Norway is weaker than expected,” admitted Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Telenor’s chief executive.“In order to secure healthy return on our high network investments, we need to further optimise data centric offers to stimulate demand for mobile data and at the same time deliver the required revenue growth,” he continued.Accounting for around a quarter of group turnover, the performance of Norway’s mobile and fixed-line operations has an obvious impact on the group. Telenor trimmed its full-year organic revenue growth guidance from 2-4 per cent to 1-2 per cent.At a group level, Q3 revenue was up a modest 1 per cent, to NOK25.95 billion. Net income, however, was up a creditable 15 per cent, to NOK4.68 billion. And a record high EBITDA of NOK9.6 billion reinforces Telenor’s reputation for running a tight ship.In Norway, however, 3Q revenue fell slightly from last year’s NOK6.44 billion to NOK6.27 billion. Mobile revenue slipped from NOK3.48 billion to NOK3.37 billion.In Denmark, Baksaas flagged “continued challenging market conditions”. The executive said Telenor is now embarking upon “an ambitious transformation programme” in the country, which will run through 2014.Over in Sweden, however, Telenor seems to be doing a better job at mobile data. Although Q3 mobile ARPU decreased by 5 per cent in local currency, driven mainly by lower interconnect rates and increased handset-related discounts for new subscriptions, Telenor points out that if these factors were taken out of the equation then ARPU would have leapt 8 per cent through data-centric growth.In Asia, Telenor continues to make 3G progress in Thailand. Launching 3G services on 23 July, Telenor’s dtac subsidiary had migrated 3.7 million subscribers onto the new network as of 30 September.Adjusted for interconnect rate reductions, dtac Q3 revenue, in local currency, increased 9 per cent year-on-year through continued strong demand for mobile data.“The migration of customers is progressing according to plan and dtac aims to have a minimum of 10 million customers on the licenced network by the end of the year,” says Baksaas. “In the years to come, we expect significant cost savings and margin improvement from the transition to the licence regime.”Elsewhere in Asia, which includes operations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Malaysia, Telenor’s boss sees plenty of scope for growth. Only around one in four of Telenor’s customers in Asia, he said, have access to the internet.Telenor’s Q3 subscription and traffic revenue increased by 9 per cent in Asia. “In Thailand and Malaysia, where the internet is already the main growth driver, we added 240,000 and 279,000 customers, respectively,” said Baksaas. Ken Wieland Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-off Previous ArticleKT reveals huge data growthNext ArticleAlcatel-Lucent sees “positive signs” from restructuring, but debt climbs Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Related Home Telenor Q3 held back by Norway; guidance trimmed Author Telenor advances multi-vendor SA 5G Telenor, Axiata plot Malaysian merger Tags FinancialTelenorlast_img read more


Gossett’s career comes full circle at U.S. Open

first_imgPINEHURST, N.C. – David Gossett – yes, that David Gossett – is competing in this week’s U.S. Open, but before we get into the circuitous route he’s taken from U.S. Amateur champion to PGA Tour champion to mini-tour player trying to scratch and claw his way back, let’s examine just how he got here. He played in an 18-hole local qualifier in Austin, Texas, but lost the chance to advance to a sectional qualifier in a playoff. After that, he had to compete in another four-hole playoff, beating fellow blast from a more recent U.S. Open past in Beau Hossler, just to earn alternate status. So Gossett traveled to the Memphis, Tenn., sectional just hoping that his number would get called – and it did. He then proceeded to shoot 66-69 and, well, here he is, competing alongside the world’s best players for the first time since withdrawing from his last PGA Tour start more than four years ago. “I hope to win the golf tournament,” he insists. “I wouldn’t throw down a $150 entry fee if I didn’t think I could win.” The journey from sectional qualifier alternate to U.S. Open champion would be a script ripe for Hollywood – and it would inversely mirror that of his career arc until now. Gossett was all-everything as an amateur. He was a two-time All-America selection at the University of Texas, won the 1999 U.S. Amateur and made the cut at the next year’s Masters Tournament. Upon turning professional, while still a member of the developmental circuit that was then known as the Buy.com Tour, Gossett won the 2001 John Deere Classic to claim his full PGA Tour status. A star, it appeared, was born. Except it all went wrong within a few years. In 2002, he made the cut in 18 of 29 starts with three top-10s. Not bad at all. The next year, he made the cut in 18 of 28 starts with one top-10. Still fine. The year after that, he made the cut in two of 25 starts with no top-10s. And it just went downhill from there. He missed the second stage of Q-School numerous years in a row. One time he missed advancing by about 10 shots. If there was a low point, that was it. 114th U.S. Open: Full tee times 114th U.S. Open: Articles, videos and photos “I kind of got my wires crossed trying to get better and improving my mechanics,” he explains. “I felt there for a while I needed to improve my mechanics to do better than 80th and 100th on the money list on the PGA Tour. I wasn’t contending in the majors or having a crack at winning these type of tournaments. I changed my method on what I did, and it didn’t go so well. There were a couple of years of playing really poorly.” He states this matter-of-factly. There is no wistful pining for the good ol’ days, no outward annoyance at having to rehash the story of how his career went south. In fact, if you ask him, Gossett doesn’t think it’s a sad tale at all. He just believes the second act to his career hasn’t been written yet. “I’m 35 years old,” he says. “When I grew up, when I was 10 years old, players played in their peak at 35 and they were comfortable, more at ease where they were in life, more experienced and they seemed to win these major championships. “A few years later, a gentleman by the name of Mr. Tiger Woods came by and kind of rewrote the experience and now there’s a different age group playing this year than it was in 1999 or 1989 U.S. Open. So I absolutely know and believe that physically, obviously, I can do it. It’s just a function of continuing down the road and doing it.” He has three kids now, ages 3, 15 months and 5 months. He primarily plays on the Adams Tour these days, sponsored by what he jokingly refers to as “David Gossett and Company.” After all these years, after all the frustration and hardship, he still has a sense of humor about it. “I keep telling my wife the private plane is in the shop,” he says with a smile. “Can’t find the mechanic.” Maybe it’s like the old saying: Gotta keep laughing to avoid crying. If Gossett has shed tears along the way, they’ve long since dried up. He isn’t here at Pinehurst to rekindle the past, but instead to keep on plugging away toward the future. The guy who was once a can’t-miss kid isn’t ready to concede that he’s missed. He’s still trying to prove that it’s a work in progress. “I don’t want to quit,” he says. “I don’t to want to give up on my dream. This is what I want to do. So I’m going to keep after it.”last_img read more


91 Marijuana Plants Seized from Home Near Marion

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Authorities say they have seized 91 pot plants from a medical marijuana caregiver’s home.The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office says the plants exceeded the number allowed by the state’s medical marijuana law.Sheriff Mike Meehan says there have been no arrests yet.The Daily Inter Lake reports authorities discovered the plants on a porch and in nearby greenhouses when responding to a disturbance at the home near Marion on Wednesday. They obtained a search warrant that day and confiscated the plants.The law limits the number of plants a caregiver may possess at six per patient.Authorities did not name the caregiver.last_img read more


Open Society Foundations Fellowships

first_img Reddit LinkedIn 0 Pocket Open Society Foundation Fellowships Open Society Foundations Fellowships ← University of Bologna International Student Grants The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields. Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network. Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proficiency in spoken English is required. Eligibility on August 31, 2013 at 5:18 am Open Society Foundations Fellowships +1 Log in to Reply Similar Stories center_img One thought on “Open Society Foundations Fellowships” By Vina says: Share 0 January 17, 2013 Published by austin The fellowship DOES NOT fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research. This is a fellowship for individuals only; proposals from two or more applicants will not be accepted. Summer 2013 Nuclear Boot Camp, Italy → Deadline: 1 February 2013Open to: specialists from any country eager to exploit the resources of the Open Society Foundations for projects relating to human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.Fellowship: stipend of $80,000-$100,000 for a yearlong full-time fellowship plus a project budget for travel, conferences, visa requirements, etc.DescriptionThe Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance.Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit. Successful projects should push the boundaries of current thinking and carry lessons that can be applied to a variety of settings. Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.Interested applicants should first download and carefully review the fellowship guidelines HERE.  Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet GuidelinesApplicants who are uncertain whether their topic fits within the foundations’ focus areas are invited to submit a brief letter of inquiry, accompanied by a CV, before proceeding with the online application process. That letter of inquiry should be addressed to [email protected] received by February 1, 2013, will be evaluated by May 24, 2013.  The next deadline will be August 1, 2013, for evaluation later that year.All interested applicants should complete the online application form HERE at and submit supporting materials for consideration. Please read the Tips for a Robust Proposal before applying. Applicants without Internet access may use the form HERE.Applicants may submit a project proposal or other materials in a language other than English, as long as they also submit an English translation. Certified translations are strongly recommended. Once the initial information has been entered, applicants receive login details and an ID number that allows them to  make additions and revisions to the form until materials are submitted. The ID number should be quoted in any correspondence.More details can be found at the official website HERE. Deep thought! Thanks for coitnrbuting.last_img read more