Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Maj. Eduardo Guillen said it is not the department’s practice to issue news releases about major crimes and fatal traffic accidents involving its residents, something other departments in Florida and nationally do routinely.“The department is not in the business of randomly releasing information on cases. Ms. Williams is a private citizen within our community and she will be extended the same privacy all our citizens expect,” Guillen said in an email to The Associated Press.The suburb of about 54,000 residents is mostly middle class, but has wealthy enclaves.Williams, 37, has had one of her best recent years on the court, finishing second at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open and reaching the semi-finals at the U.S. Open.Williams has seven career Grand Slam titles and career on-court earnings of nearly $40 million. She has her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods. She also owns a small percentage of the Miami Dolphins.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release Canned goods, ‘ukay ukay’ worth P11.3 million seized PLAY LIST 03:14Canned goods, ‘ukay ukay’ worth P11.3 million seized02:25P8.2 M shabu may be linked to PNP’s ‘biggest 2019 drug haul’00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts after conceding a point to Caroline Garcia, of France, during their semifinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore. Burglars hit the tennis star’s Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open. Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, about the burglary, which happened between Sept. 1 and 5. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open, police said Thursday.The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and 5 at Williams’ 10,000-square-foot (1,000-square-meter) home, which is in a well-to-do gated community, Palm Beach Gardens police said in a statement. Police blacked out from their report what was stolen. No arrests have been made.ADVERTISEMENT Palm Beach County property records show Williams and her sister Serena bought the home new in 2000. It is now valued at $2.3 million.Venus Williams’ agent, Carlos Fleming, did not respond to an email seeking comment. The burglary was first reported by WPEC-TV.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThis is the second time in five months Palm Beach Gardens police did not publicly release information about an incident involving Williams until it was reported by a news outlet.In June, Williams was involved in a traffic accident near her home that killed a passenger in the other car. Police have said the accident investigation remains open, and she is being sued by the dead man’s estate. Palm Beach Gardens police did not issue a news release or the accident report until the website TMZ published a story three weeks after the crash. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

BetLion awards two lucky winners with AFCON trip

first_imgBetLion, the home of Africa’s biggest jackpot worth Ksh 350 million, has been running the campaign since April 8 and ended May 31. To enter into the promotion, one simply needed to deposit and place a bet with BetLion with every bet is equated to an entry.“As a sports lover, when I saw the promotion, it excited me. With my fingers crossed every time I played with BetLion, I prayed to be one of the winners,” an elated Maina Kariuki stated.“When I received the call that I was the winner, I couldn’t believe it, but I am so happy to be going to cheer on Kenya at AFCON. Thank you BetLion,” he added.“BetLion made a promise to be a rewarding platform, these winners here are just but the beginning. There will be more sporting safaris but locally and abroad, we seek to make this promotion a brand asset, Kenyans should brace themselves for more sport tourism,” said Managing Director of BetLion Kenya, Spencer Okach.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BetLion awards two lucky winners with AFCON tripNAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 – Two lucky winners; Maina Kariuki and George Simbiri have won an all-expense paid trip courtesy of betting firm BetLion to watch Harambee Stars take on African football giants in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations slated to kick-off June 21 in Egypt.The duo will be accompanied by a friend each and will be in Egypt for 7 days to enjoy matches everyday in the continental showpiece where Harambee Stars is making first appearance since 2004.last_img read more

A wonder goal to remind Celtic fans of this strike v Rangers

first_img1 Jordan Larsson, son of Henrik, scores for Helsingborg His dad scored an incredible 242 goals for Celtic and won trophies in Scotland, Spain, the Netherlands and England during a glittering career.Now, though, Henrik Larsson’s son, Jordan, is making his way as a professional footballer and the 17-year-old was on hand to score a goal for Helsingborg in their 2-2 Swedish Cup clash against Syrianska.The touch shown by Larsson jr had flashes of his old man, who did this to Rangers back in 2000 during Celtic’s 6-2 Old Firm win.last_img

ANOTHER Man City signing? Blues agree deal for Mexican ace Hirving Lozano

first_img1 Reported new Manchester City signing – Mexican ace Hirving Lozano Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated Mexican star Hirving Lozano, according to reports.The 21-year-old has impressed over the past two seasons, scoring 22 goals in 69 league appearances for Mexican top flight club Pachuca.READ MORE: Who is Hirving Lozano? ‘New Man City signing’ profiled!Lozano, known as ‘Chucky’, has been linked with Manchester United in the past but it appears that it is City who have landed him instead.According to Univision, the Etihad Stadium outfit have agreed to sign him on a permanent deal but will send him straight out on loan to PSV Eindhoven, where he will stay for two seasons.Lozano is currently away on international duty with Mexico and scored in the 3-0 victory over Honduras this week.Check out the goal here:last_img read more

LETTERKENNY NO1 CELTIC SUPPROTERS CLUB MEETING

first_imgLetterkenny No 1 Celtic Supporters Club will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, December 13th in the Station House Hotel at 8pm. All are welcome.LETTERKENNY NO1 CELTIC SUPPROTERS CLUB MEETING was last modified: December 7th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letetrkenny No 1 Celtic Supporters Clublast_img

GAA NEWS: GREAT BLITZ AT LETTERKENNY’S PAIRC NA nGAEL

first_imgThe U-8 footballers of Letterkenny Gaels, Milford, Downings and Gweedore came together at Páirc na nGael on Saturday last for the 3rd blitz of the year. The rain held off on what was an entertaining and skilful display of football from all the children involved. Thanks to all the teams, coaches and parents for coming along and to all that helped out on the day.GAA NEWS: GREAT BLITZ AT LETTERKENNY’S PAIRC NA nGAEL was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

ORANGE WEATHER ALERT FOR DONEGAL AS HURRICANE GONZALO SET TO HIT

first_imgHurricane GonzaloMET Eireann has issued an Orange Weather Alert for Donegal as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo pound the county this evening.Wind gusts of up to 120km/hr are expected, said a spokesman.The wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo. An Orange alert is the second highest alert. “This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas,” says Met Eireann.“The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.”The alert is in place from 7pm this evening until 2pm tomorrow.The forecaster warned of “strong to gale force south to southwest winds will become gale force west or northwest overnight with gusts of 90 to 110km/h. But squalls to 120km/h. are likely in exposed areas for a time overnight.” The hurricane is weakening as it crosses the Atlantic but could still cause significant damage overnight here in Co Donegal. ORANGE WEATHER ALERT FOR DONEGAL AS HURRICANE GONZALO SET TO HIT was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHurricane Gonzaloorange alertweather warningwind warninglast_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 2 Charlton 0

first_imgScott Parker scored against his former club and Hugo Rodallega added a second as Fulham raced into a two-goal lead inside 12 minutes at Craven Cottage.Parker, who spent 14 years at Charlton, volleyed in off the crossbar after exchanging passes with Ross McCormack.And after the Whites maintained their bullish start, Rodallega tapped home from close range after keeper Stephen Henderson had parried McCormack’s shot from inside the box.Parker and Rodallega both returned to the side as two of four changes, with defenders Tim Hoogland and Sean Kavanagh also coming in.Hoogland almost conceded an own goal when he miscued a clearance high into the air, but keeper Marcus Bettinelli tipped it over the bar.Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen, Kavanagh; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormackSubs not used: Kiraly, Hutchinson, Zverotić, Roberts, Williams, Woodrow, SmithFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Phoebe Shows Her Dark, Icy Face

first_imgPlanetary scientists are reveling in the sharp new pictures of Phoebe taken last Friday by the Cassini Spacecraft.  Phoebe is the outermost moon of Saturn, an oddball since it revolves around Saturn in the “wrong” direction at high inclination.  Nine images have been released to the public so far (click here for the gallery).  The high-resolution images, like this one, are a thousand times better than what Voyager took 23 years ago.    Phoebe is four times farther out than Iapetus, the next-outermost moon.  Some of the craters are so large, the impacts must have come close to smashing the body apart.  The big one is 62 miles across, almost half the diameter of the moon, and it has slopes leading 12 miles down to the crater floor.    Phoebe appears to be an ice-rich body with a coating of dark material that may be up to 1600 feet thick.  Preliminary indications suggest it is similar to Kuiper-Belt Objects (KBO) like those seen beyond Neptune, but some scientists are not sure.  More will be known once the density and composition have been determined by infrared, ultraviolet and radio science observations which are still being processed.Update 06/25/2004: Project scientists reported the density is 1.59, above that of water ice but below that of rock.  The surface material contains ferrous iron and, surprisingly, carbon dioxide mixed with other unknown material.  Impacts all seem to punch through a dark layer into lighter subsurface material.  Best guesses at this point is that Phoebe is indeed a captured Kuiper Belt Object similar to Pluto or Triton.  If so, it could be exuding volatiles from the surface or below, but so far, ultraviolet measurements have not detected any emissions.  It does not look like the other icy moons of Saturn, nor does it look like an asteroid.  Interdisciplinary scientist Torrence Johnson doubts that Phoebe is the source of the dark material on Iapetus.  For more information on these results released at a press conference at JPL June 23, see the Cassini media resources page.    Now warmed up after its spectacularly successful flyby of Phoebe, the Cassini spacecraft is in excellent health as it accelerates toward its Saturn orbit insertion June 30 – July 1, a critical maneuver vital to the remainder of the mission.  It will be Cassini’s closest encounter with Saturn and its rings.  First images may be reported shortly after 5:00 a.m. PDT July 1.This is just a foretaste of even greater and more spectacular encounters ahead.  Cassini, with its Huygens probe that will parachute to the Titan’s surface on January 14, is poised to be one of the great historical voyages of exploration.  Now, after nearly seven years in flight it is on the verge of reaching its destination: the planet Saturn, with its 31 moons, rings, magnetosphere and mysterious large moon Titan.  Watch for news of the orbit insertion on June 30 and its closest-ever flight over Saturn’s magnificent rings.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA wines reap international rewards

first_imgMany of South Africa’s most successful wines are grown and produced in the Durbanville valley. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com)South African wines have performed impressively of late at numerous prestigious international wine awards. Against strong competition from overseas, the local wine industry has proved yet again that wine is one of South Africa’s most successful exports.SA Wines Online MD Kevin Gallagher says in the past five years South African wines have grown in quality and offer outstanding value for money.“South African wines are able to compete with any other wine producing region in the world,” he says.Michelangelo International Wine AwardsWines from estates in the Western Cape’s Durbanville Wine Valley claimed top honours at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards. This competition started in 1997 and although it’s a home-grown event, is distinctive in the industry as all the judges but one are international.The aim of the competition is to find South Africa’s best wines that will also be well accepted in the international market, and, say the Michelangelo organisers, any local wine that’s been commended by 15 international wine experts should have no problem in overseas markets.Diemersdal won the trophy for the year’s top producer, and its estate wines received six gold medals and five silvers. The gold awards went to: the Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded 2010, Diemersdal Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Diemersdal Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009.Diemersdal winemaker Thys Louw says the accolade shows that their wines are well up to international standards. He commended the entire Diemersdal vineyard and cellar team, including his father Tienie and co-winemaker Mari van der Merwe for their success.“We can produce such good wines because we put a lot of effort into making them,” Van der Merwe says.The geographical location of the Durbanville area is another major advantage for winemakers and the area is known to produce top Sauvignon Blanc wines. It is close to the Atlantic Ocean, the soil is very fertile, and the climate is ideal. Annual rainfall of about 700 mm also affords good soil moisture for grape cultivation.The Louw family, who have owned the Diemersdal estate for six generations, also attribute their success to minimal cellar intervention. This approach conserves the “prominent varietal character” in their wines.Other member farms of the Durbanville Wine Valley also walked off with top awards. Altydgedacht won the Sue van Wyk Pinotage Trophy and a Grand D’Or (double gold) for Altydgedacht Pinotage 2009. This estate is one of the oldest in the country.Bloemendal took home the Michelangelo Grand D’Or for its Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc.Durbanville Hills’ reputation for producing extraordinary wines across a range of varietals was further entrenched with its three gold medals. The 2009 single-vineyard Biesjes Craal Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé and 2009 Rhinofields Pinotage took top honours.De Vallei won gold for its 2010 De Vallei Sauvignon Blanc, and Nitída received gold for its 2009 Woolworths Limited Release Semillon.Durbanville Wine Valley Association chairman Righard Theron agrees that the Durbanville area’s viticulture terroir (the sensory attributes of wine in relation to the environmental conditions where grapes grow) contributes significantly to the area’s winemaking success. The altitude of the surrounding hills brings both cooler and warmer weather and this makes it possible for farmers to produce different varieties. It is also possible to produce different styles of wine from the same variety.The 2010 Tri Nations Wine ChallengeNederburg’s 2005 Private Bin Edelkeur received the trophy for top dessert wine in the 2010 Tri Nations Wine Challenge which, like its rugby counterpart, was contested between South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.This accolade is a big honour for South Africa, as it proves that local wines are being noticed. Wines in this competition are submitted by invitation only.In a statement, cellar master Razvan Macici says the 2005 Edelkeur has a luminous golden colour and a fragrant blend of peach, apricot, honey and spice. “Its honey-type sweetness contrasts with a lively, refreshing acidity to give it a pleasingly harmonious balance.”Current Nederburg winemaker Tariro Masayiti says this dessert wine should be celebrated, as it is part of South Africa’s wine heritage and was first produced by the estate’s legendary Günter Brözel, who was appointed as winemaker in 1956. The wine was released at the inaugural Nederburg Auction of Rare Cape wines in 1975, and today is still only sold through the auction.Nederburg’s international brand representative Lynette Harris has been quoted as saying that the award affirms the producer’s status as a top producer of dessert wines. “The winery consistently outperforms its competitors on international and domestic shows,” she says.Anthonij Rupert Wines did the nation proud by being the only South African gold medal winner in the”‘other red varieties” category with its Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2006. This range is produced at the L’Ormarins estate where the team attributes their winemaking success to selection of the best fruit, and cellar production techniques such as the gravity feed process.In a gravity flow winery, neither the grapes nor wine are moved by pumps. Instead, grapes fall naturally into the fermenting tanks, and wine then moves from the fermenters to the aging barrels. The winery setup usually consists of multiple levels, making it possible to use gravity to move the grapes and wine through processing.Accessible to consumersSA Wines Online, an online retailer that sells South African wines in the UK, was honoured by the Decanter World Wine Awards with its Specialist Merchant of the Year accolade. In this category, the judges assess wine merchants on criteria such as quality, value, range, innovation and customer service.It is one thing to produce good wines, but for the wine industry to grow, more people have to become familiar with wine, and buy it. SA Wines Online took top honours in this category for designing their website to be accessible to consumers, and offering expert advice on the South African wine industry.Kevin Gallagher, MD of SA Wines Online, says although the company is virtually unknown to the average South African consumer, it has grown so much that wineries are approaching them to sell their wines in the UK.“This is another reason why we have the biggest selection of South African wines on offer to the UK and the European customer,” he says. The company stocks more than 1 000 wines from 135 wineries, and sells the largest range of South African wine in the UK. Fully 80% of its customer base is British.At the awards ceremony Gallagher said that it is encouraging that so many South African wines are available to UK consumers. “Local wines are becoming serious contenders on the world wine scene,” he said.Progressive wine industryThe South African wine industry has proven to be progressive in discerning what local and international wine consumers want.Van der Merwe thinks that South Africa’s wines are so exceptional because there are many new winemakers entering the industry. “They are keen to experiment and take the time to investigate what makes a good wine,” she says.Gallagher says that the South African wine industry made a remarkable comeback when it re-entered the international wine scene in the early 1990s. Many winemakers realised that they had fallen behind the rest of the world, but they were quick to travel and study winemaking methods of other wine producing regions. New grape varieties were also introduced.“Even now, young winemakers are still travelling to other wine producing regions, partaking in the harvests and seeing alternative techniques and methods of wine producing,” he says.South Africa is one of the few wine producing regions that enjoys copious sunlight throughout the year, and this is particularly favourable for growing grapes.  “South Africa’s wines are found to have a high flavour and varietal expression and our climate allows for this,” says MasayitiHe says there is also no shortage of good quality, easy-to-drink wine to enjoy with a meal, or simply on its own. The market for wine is changing, and more people are expressing an interest in tasting wine and drinking something that they like.South African wines are also becoming more popular in other international markets and the African region. Gallagher says the UK is the biggest export destination for South African wines and large quantities are shipped to the rest of Europe.  Alternative destinations such as the rest of Africa, the Far East, and North America are becoming increasingly important to the industry. South Africa is also the biggest supplier of wines to Sweden.“A large number of wine experts foresee China and Japan to be the next great market in terms of growth potential for the international wine industry,” he says.last_img read more