Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended 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 AdvertisementMourners were at first slow to react before they realized what had happened. Guests started rushing to nearby cars and left the funeral quickly. The teen’s mother was helped into a minivan before ambulances arrived. Deputies carrying rifles arrived not long after in response to multiple 911 calls, reported AP.Quasheda was taken to a hospital, but the severity of her injuries is unclear. AdvertisementTags: burial serviceCocoa RELATEDTOPICS No Content Availablecenter_img The teens were killed when Deputy Jafet Santiago-Miranda fired multiple shots into their car when the teens didn’t pull over. Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the deputies thought the car might have been stolen, but the teens’ families and lawyer said they had permission to use the car and called it a case of mistaken identity, reported AP.Ivey’s dash cam footage showed the teens pulling into a driveway after being followed by two sheriff’s cars without lights. Crooms, who was driving the car, backed out of the driveway and drove forward in the direction of a deputy, who, gun drawn, repeatedly shouted at the teen to stop the car. Sheriff Ivey said the deputy “was then forced to fire his service weapon in an attempt to stop the deadly threat of the car from crashing into him.” COCOA, Fla. (AP) – An unknown gunman shot into a crowd gathered during a Saturday afternoon burial service of a teenager who was shot and killed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy earlier this month.The teen’s mother was shot at the burial service. The shooting happened at Riverview Memorial Gardens while guests were gathered to pay their respects to 18-year-old Sincere Pierce. Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were killed on Nov. 13 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy.As the pastor finished his prayers and the teen’s loved ones were placing flowers on his casket, the shot rang out. Stunned silence followed the loud popping sound before Quasheda Pierce screamed out that she had been hit, reported the Associated Press. 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 commentslast_img read more

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$1M Upgrading for New Roads Water Tank in Westmoreland

first_imgRelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James RelatedHundreds to Benefit from Perth Housing Development $1M Upgrading for New Roads Water Tank in Westmoreland TransportMarch 24, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY – The New Roads community water tank in Westmoreland, which serves over 2000 residents, has been rehabilitated at a cost of just over $1 million.Funding for the project was jointly provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) of State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for East Westmoreland, where the facility is located, Hon. Luther Buchanan.The USAID provided some $582,000 (approximately US$6000), while just over $480,000 (US$5000) was allocated from the CDF.The Social Development Commission (SDC) spearheaded the project’s implementation with support from the East Westmoreland Straw Craft Producers Co-operative, and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), among other stakeholders.Speaking at Friday’s (March 22) handing over ceremony for the tank, State Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, underscored the need to enhance the ability of communities to tap into and access potential water sources for storage, in order to alleviate challenges such as drought. In this regard, he said rehabilitation of the New Roads water tank is indicative of what can be achieved through collaboration by various private and public sector stakeholders, in addressing such challenges. In his remarks, Mr. Buchanan urged the residents to ensure the facility is properly maintained so that itCONTACT: GARFIELD L. ANGUScenter_img Advertisements Related$1M Upgrading for New Roads Water Tank in Westmorelandlast_img read more

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Catching Up With Chris Pratt

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* When the Canadian Team takes the field at the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona, Sept. 28- Oct. 1, the squad will include veteran team member Chris Pratt and Concorde, his 10-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding.Pratt, 48, was originally a Toronto native who started his business Performance Horses Unlimited in Terra Cotta, ON, before riding full-time at Susan Grange’s Lothlorien Farm beginning in 2004. He was named to Nations’ Cup teams for the 2005 Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary, AB, and the 2006 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, where he delivered two clear rounds aboard Mustique to clinch the win for Canada. Later that year, Pratt made his major games debut at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, riding Rivendell. In 2007, he pulled up stakes and moved to sunny California.Over the past few years, Pratt and the Dutch Warmblood gelding Cruise have been a familiar sight leading the grand prix victory gallops at the HITS Thermal tournaments and Del Mar shows on the west coast, where he is now based at Epic Stables in Cardiff, CA. The pair were also members of the fourth-place Nations Cup team at the Final in Barcelona in 2011.In 2016 alone, Pratt won four grand prix during the HITS Desert Circuit riding three different horses, including the $350,000 CSI5* Grand Prix. Riding Concorde, he took home the win in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar. This year, Pratt ‒ who has been campaigning a number of horses in Europe over the summer ‒ led the Canadian fourth-place team effort riding Concorde at the CSIO5*-NC in Gijon, ESP, on Sept. 2nd, tying for fifth overall.Horse Sport spoke with Pratt about his recent stint in Europe. “I have horses based with a long-time partner in the business, Jan Verellen, in the south of Holland. We own some horses together and work at supplying the North american market with nice horses for all the divisions.“The horses I’ve been competing are owned by different clients and breeders, both American and European. I’m finding the quality and structure of the European shows is really lending itself to the development and enjoyment of North American riders. We have a program where riders can come for training for several weeks or months, and attend some really nice shows for a fraction of the cost of the North American shows. They can bring their own trainers and horses and we can provide all the necessary travel planning and infrastructure. We even have provided horses to lease in the past.”Pratt’s long-time, reliable partner, Cruise, is now enjoying life away from the ring. “Cruise was second in a grand prix earlier this year. After that, I decided it was time for him to retire sound and happy at 16 years old,” Pratt said. “He still gets ridden every day, and is at the stable where his owner, Susan Geleibter, keeps her horses, so he’s quite spoiled!”Poised to fill his horseshoes is the promising young Concorde, for which Pratt has high hopes. “Concorde is an extremely talented horse, but still a little inexperienced at the top level,” he said. “There aren’t so many big competitions left in California, so thats why I sent him to Europe for the summer. He’s a very brave, careful horse that has always tried his hardest.”Pratt is looking forward to the Nations Cup Final, buoyed by good performances in team competition lately. “Personally, I have experience jumping in Barcelona, where I jumped clear and had four faults with Cruise several years ago. And coming off our clear and four-fault result in Gijon three weeks ago, I feel confident we’ll be an asset to the team.”He concluded, “I’m really proud to be a Canadian rider and look forward to representing the team.” He loves the SoCal lifestyle, however, adding, “California is an amazing place to live ‒ and surf!” Tags: Chris Pratt, Concorde, FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final, Barcelona, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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