Surfing Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Foundation

first_imgThe Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is going to award surfers prizes for helping people with cancer, both on and off the water.  Prizes for the 19th annual Surf For A Cause Sept. 7 in Margate include divisional trophies for the surfing competition and top fundraisers will win for collecting online donations. The Surf It Forward campaign is open to surfers and spectators. The top three fundraisers in both the 18-years and older category, and the 17-years and younger category, will receive prizes.Again this year, the cancer foundation will also partner with the Heart of Surfing Foundation to work with special needs children and teach them to surf at Surf for A Cause.    The winning fundraiser in each category will receive a custom-shaped surfboard from Brian Wynn Surfboards, built to their specifications. The second-place fundraiser in each category will receive a Hamboards skateboard designed to mimic a surfboard in its riding style. The third-place fundraiser will receive a gift certificate to Heritage Surf and Sport in Margate.  Surfing contest entries are $50 per division, $15 for each additional division, and include a ticket to the after-party. Entries are free for grom boys, 11 years old and younger and gromette girls, 12 years old and younger, divisions. There are also divisions for longboard and standup paddleboard. Anyone who raises $75 will receive a Surf It Forward hat and sticker. All entries include a Surf For A Cause T-shirt and a ticket to the after-party.  Sean Duffey, of Ventnor, rides a wave during his longboard heat at the 17th annual Surf For A Cause.Surfers are required to check-in between 7-8 a.m. the day of the event. The first heat begins at 8 a.m. Registration is online only and surfers cannot sign up on the beach. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in each of the following age divisions: groms 11 and younger, gromettes 12 and younger,  boys 12-14, junior men 15-17, men’s 18-24, masters men 25-34, legends 45 and older, girls 13-15, women 16 and older, open longboard and open stand-up paddleboard.  Spectators are welcome to come out and watch the surfing, which will be followed by an after- party at 4 p.m. on the outdoor deck at Ventura’s Greenhouse that is open to the public. Tickets to the after-party only are $25 and can be purchased online by clicking register on or at the event. Longtime foundation trustee and supporter Dan Celluci of Northfield will be honored at this year’s event for his years of service to the organization.  Sponsorships and raffle items are still being accepted. Contact Michael Wright at [email protected] or see for more information. Dean Randazzo presents Korey Renart, 14, of Egg Harbor Township, with a trophy and gift certificate for winning the boys division at the 17th annual Surf For A Cause. (Photos courtesy of Shaun R. Smith/Sparkable)last_img read more

News story: Bizarre excuses for filing company accounts late

first_img Companies and directors must be aware of their responsibility to file accounts with Companies House. Companies can sign up to receive e-mail reminders, which can be sent to up to four e-mail addresses. There will always be unforeseen events that mean a company is unable to file accounts on time. In exceptional circumstances, companies can request an extension to the filing deadline, however these requests must be received before the filing deadline. Most companies can file accounts electronically – it’s faster and easier. The Companies House WebFiling service has in-built checks to ensure that all the relevant information is provided before a customer can submit. It also provides filers with automatic e-mail confirmation that accounts have been received and once they have been accepted for filing. Bizarre filing excusesThe companies which gave these excuses received a late filing penalty and their appeals were unsuccessful. Penalties increase depending on how late the accounts are filed and the status of the company.Senior Enforcement Manager, Nick Parker, said: Read our guidance for general help and advice on filing company accounts.You can email [email protected] or call our contact centre on 0303 1234 500. We’re open 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Each year we receive unusual excuses from directors who fail to file their company accounts on time.Some of the most outrageous reasons given include: To send us accounts electronically, you must register for our online filing services. When you register, we’ll send an authentication code in the post to your company’s registered office. “goats ate my accounts” “I found my wife in the bath with my accountant” “pirates stole my accounts” “we delivered the accounts to the betting office next door to Companies House” “a volcano erupted and prevented me from filing” “slugs ate my accounts” “it was Valentine’s Day” “my company was more successful than I thought it would be, so I was too busy to file” The authentication code can take 5 working days to arrive.last_img read more

Baggies boosted by vital win

first_img “We’ve been on a great run,” he told Palace’s official website. “We’ve come into the game high on confidence and we felt we were going to get the three points today. “We conceded the early goal which was a big setback for us and we couldn’t get back into the game but these things happen in the Premier League. “We’ve got to pick ourselves up and move onto the next one, and take the confidence we gained from the last four wins into the last five games.” The midfielder scored a spectacular strike as former Palace boss Tony Pulis enjoyed a 2-0 win on his first return to Selhurst Park. The Welshman left Palace on the eve of the new season and has since taken over at the Hawthorns – with three points in south London crucial having seen his side lose their last three in the Premier League. But Gardner, whose trademark second-half goal added to James Morrison’s early header, knows the job is still not yet complete even if West Brom now sit eight points clear of the bottom three. “Yes, it’s massive,” he said when asked about the importance of the victory. “The gaffer has given us the target of 40 points and we will be disappointed if we don’t hit that. “We had two or three bad results on the spin and it’s nice to get a win over the line after those. We were expecting what they brought with us and we dealt really well with it.” Gardner revealed the set-piece which led to Morrison heading home in the second minute came straight from the training ground as he now looks to add to his own tally for the season. “It was a start that we worked on all week in training and it has worked perfectly,” he added. On the goal he scored, Gardner added: “It was nice to catch one like that, over the years I’ve caught a couple of sweet ones and I usually get a couple in a season so I’m waiting for another one now.” For Palace, their fine run of form may have come to an abrupt end but Scott Dann, who was signed by Pulis in January 2014, insists the squad will dust themselves down and look to go again at home to relegation-threatened Hull next weekend. Craig Gardner hailed a “massive” win for West Brom at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Baggies eased their relegation fears. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jamaican Consul General to serenade at Valentine’s show

first_imgJamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair will make his US singing debut on Saturday February 16th, 2019, as he performs in the Steve Higgins & Friends’ Valentine’s concert “Falling for You” in Davie, Florida. This show is in association with The Jamaica Tourist Board and Partners for Youth Foundation.Cameo appearanceMair will make a cameo appearance along with Higgins as the duo promises to serenade some lucky ladies with choice love songs, which will be followed by the CG’s long anticipated solo act.“Oliver Mair has long been an aficionado of the arts, has great stage presence, lovely vocal instrument the skilled performer who has in fact written and directed his own productions.  We are thrilled to have him debut with us here in Florida and you are all in for an extraordinary treat!” said Higgins, who has actually acted in one of Mair’s productions in Jamaica.The Consul General joins performers April Marr, Amaya Lewis and Master Matthew Higgins – (the protege of Steve Higgins), in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of elegance, great music and good family fun. “I am thrilled to be back on stage singing with Steve Higgins & The Crew here in Florida and supporting the Partners for Youth Foundation, and I sure am looking forward to seeing everyone there!”“Falling for you” will feature a variety of songs including Broadway, Ballads, Classical music, love songs, Island music and much more in an elegant, romantic setting. The concert will be punctuated with fun, laughter and love tips.The Show kicks off promptly at 7:00 pm at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 South Pine Island Road in Davie, corner of Stirling and Pine Island Roads.Part proceeds will benefit the Partners for Youth Foundation, which partners with the SOS Children’s Village as well as the STEP Center in Kingston, Jamaica.For Tickets, visit; email [email protected] or call 954-673-5885.The Steve Higgins & Friends Valentine’s Concert is produced courtesy of Steve Higgins Productions, offering excellence in diverse musical performances for all occasions. The Partners for Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) striving to develop our youth emotionally, socially, academically, and culturally. Find us on Facebook @SingerSteveHiggins or log onto www.stevehigginsproductions.comlast_img read more

Round-up: Costa trains, Salah backed, QPR latest, Symons excited

first_imgDiego Costa trained with the rest of the Chelsea squad today.The striker, who has been struggling with illness and an ongoing hamstring issue, is expected to return for the west London derby at home to QPR on Saturday.Mohamed Salah seems to have little chance of featuring in that game after failing to impress manager Jose Mourinho during Tuesday’s Capital One Cup win at Shrewsbury.Canoville says Salah can improveBut former Blues winger Paul Canoville has told West London Sport he believes Salah has the ability to develop his game and make the grade at Stamford Bridge – if he can improve his end product.Chelsea’s Under-21 side lost 2-1 to Cardiff in a friendly, while Blues youngster Jay Dasilva scored a fine solo goal for England Under-17s as they beat France 3-1.In terms of transfer speculation, Chelsea have today again been linked with Roma forward Mattia Destro and Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus.Meanwhile, QPR have confirmed the appointment of Chris Ramsey. West London Sport revealed on Wednesday that the former Tottenham coach was set to take over as Rangers’ academy boss.The R’s will again be without Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha against Chelsea, but manager Harry Redknapp says Adel Taarabt could yet be included in the squad following clear-the-air talks between the pair.Onuoha hoped to return on SaturdayRedknapp believes the injured trio could return against Manchester City a week on Saturday.He is also convinced Chelsea will win the title and that Ravel Morrison, who ended last season on loan at Loftus Road, is – like Taarabt – in danger of wasting his talent.For more of the best bits from his pre-match press conference today, check out our weekly Redknapp Recap.Lastly on Rangers, young midfielder Frankie Sutherland has joined AFC Wimbledon on a month’s loan.At Fulham, Kit Symons says he is excited by the challenge of being installed as manager on a permanent basis.And in cricket, Ealing CC wicketkeeper Robbie White is among three teenagers to have signed contracts with Middlesex.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Alas relishes all-star break with PH Cup playoffs nearing

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess CALASIAO, Pangasinan —Phoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas studied the sheet of paper on which he had scribbled how he planned to divvy up the minutes for his North All-Stars.“I’m just making sure everybody gets their playing time,” said Alas. The piece of paper represented a tangible reminder that Alas was here as a first-time all-star coach.ADVERTISEMENT New bonus scheme for PH betscenter_img Without it, his focus would have wandered to far more important business.“It’s hard to focus and get really excited when the playoffs are just around the corner,” said Alas, whose Fuel Masters are the No. 1 seed in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe All-Star weekend has given Alas the chance to relax here, but every time he starts relishing the opportunity of coaching some of the biggest names in the league, reality pulls him back.Specifically, the scrapfest for survival shaping up at the bottom of the playoff field. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The only comfortable win among the teams battling it out for position and survival was against Alaska, 94-80.“But that’s Alaska and you know Alaska is too good a team to beat twice like that,” said Alas.So serious was Alas about the playoffs that he brought the Fuel Masters here so they could schedule practices amidst the festivities of the All-Star weekend.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Any of four teams—Alaska, NLEX, Magnolia or NorthPort could wind up being Phoenix’s quarterfinal foe.“Of those teams, we beat three by just a single possession,” Alas said. “That’s why as much as I’m so happy and thrilled to be an All-Star coach, my mind keeps drifting to the playoffs.”Phoenix defeated NorthPort, 98-96, on a game it could have easily lost but for an offensive foul slapped on Sean Anthony of the Batang Pier that nullified a tie-breaking triple with the game knotted at 96.The Fuel Masters rallied to beat Magnolia, 89-87 on a clutch triple by Jason Perkins. And they held off the NLEX Road Warriors, 83-82, when Calvin Abueva swatted Bong Galanza’s potential game-turning shot.“That’s why I keep stressing how important possessions are,” Alas said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

More murders in The Bahamas over the weekend two men dead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – October 16, 2017 – Two more people were killed in The Bahamas in shootings over the weekend including last night on West Street in Nassau Police on both New Providence and Grand Bahama are investigating homicides as the killing spate seems unending. Midday on Sunday a shooting in South Beach, Nassau resulted in two men being hospitalized; one in stable, one man was seriously injured. On Grand Bahama Island, Forbisher Drive and Weddel Avenue on Saturday night was the scene of the crime where a man was found dead, police would soon confirm gunshot wounds to the head and body of that man identified as Corderold Wallace. Another shooting in Freeport has resulted in a 26 year old man being in serious condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital. The man was shot in the International Bazaar, according to reports. Related Items:#murderrate Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more