Navy SEALs training plagued by pervasive problems, according to investigation after death of sailor
The training program for Navy SEALs is plagued by widespread medical failures, poor oversight and the use of performance-enhancing drugs that have increased the risk of injury and death to those seeking to become elite commandos.
This Week in South Florida Podcast: November 7, 2021
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott, University of Florida faculty union VP Meera Sitharam, Florida state Sen. Tina Polsky and attorneys Marili Cancio and Chris Smith.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: November 7, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Broward Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott, University of Florida faculty union VP Meera Sitharam, Florida state Sen. Tina Polsky and attorneys Marili Cancio and Chris Smith.
'Operation Varsity Blues' reenacts and reorients a scandal
NEW YORK – Chris Smith didn’t initially think the 2019 college bribery scandal made for a good documentary subject. He was editing “Fyre,” the hit Netflix documentary about the music-festival fiasco, when his longtime collaborator, Jon Karmen, suggested another real tale of fraud and spectacle be their next film. By shifting the focus, Smith’s “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal,” which debuts Wednesday on Netflix, attempts to reorient center stage in a headline-grabbing drama that has already spawned one Lifetime movie. The documentary, like the scandal, has a dose of Hollywood. “One of the only people that got back to us was John Vandemoer.”Vandemoer, a Stanford University sailing coach, was the first person sentenced in the scandal.
House approves pro-union bill despite dim Senate odds
But it faces an all-but-certain Republican blockade in a narrowly divided Senate and is unlikely to become law. Ad“I’ve heard Democrats argue that it’s the unions that built the middle class,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the senior Republican on the House labor panel. And what this bill does is take away their freedom.”Labor unions have long been a bedrock of Democratic support. “This far-reaching legislation is nothing more than an union boss wish list,” said Foxx, who led Republican debate on the bill. Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Good excoriated the bill, saying it would effectively “funnel money to Democrats” by allowing unions to collect additional dues.
Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal
This image released by Netflix shows key art for Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17. (Netflix via AP)LOS ANGELES – A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent parents to prison. Netflix announced Monday that “Operation Varsity Blues" will be released on March 17. More than 50 people were charged in the scandal that saw parents pay bribes to have someone cheat on their children’s entrance exams or pretend their kids were star athletes for sports they didn’t play. Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and several other charges, and is expected to testify at defendants' trials.
This Week in South Florida Podcast: January 17, 2021
This Week In South Florida (Full Episode): Feb. 23, 2020PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining this episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast are Rep. Carlos Gimenez, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and attorneys Raquel Rodriguez and Chris Smith. Subscribe to the weekly TWISF Podcast on iOS or Android
This Week in South Florida: Raquel Rodriguez and Chris Smith
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – There was an explosion of big stories in the news this week, which is perfect for the This Week in South Florida Roundtable. Invited were two of the best and brightest political minds in South Florida to help examine each one. Joining the TWISF Roundtable this week are attorney and former General Counsel to then-Gov. Jeb Bush Raquel ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez and attorney and former Democratic state Senator and Representative Chris Smith. The roundtable discussion with TWISF hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida Podcast: November 1, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – With just days until the 2020 Presidential Election, there was no shortage of key issues to discuss on the latest episode of This Week in South Florida podcast. Joining the TWISF pod this week are attorneys and political strategists Ed Pozzuoli and Chris Smith, Amendment 2 proponent and attorney John Morgan, South Florida restaurant owner Carlos Gazitua and Florida State Senate candidate Javier Fernandez. Subscribe to the weekly TWISF Podcast on iOS or Android
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: November 1, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of This Week in South Florida are attorneys and political strategists Ed Pozzuoli and Chris Smith, Amendment 2 proponent and attorney John Morgan, South Florida restaurant owner Carlos Gazitua and Florida State Senate candidate Javier Fernandez. The full episode can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 13, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Rep. Donna Shalala, Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers and attorneys Raquel Rodriguez and Chris Smith join This Week in South Florida. The full episode can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Raquel Rodriguez and Chris Smith
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Prior to the pandemic, the weekly roundtable discussion was a regular part of This Week in South Florida. It reviewed the week’s top stories and allowed for different voices and viewpoints on each to be heard. Raquel ‘Rocky’ Rodriguez is a managing partner at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney and former general counsel to Gov. Chris Smith is an attorney in Fort Lauderdale with the Tripp Scott Law Firm and former Democratic State Senator and Representative. The roundtable discussion with Rodriguez, Smith and hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg can be seen at the top of this page.
Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. He noted that the U.S. contributes about $450 million to the world body while China provides about $40 million. Tensions over Hong Kong have increased over the past year as China has cracked down on protesters a nd sought to exert more control over the former British territory. Trump said the administration would begin eliminating the full range of agreements that had given Hong Kong a relationship with the U.S. that mainland China lacked, including exemptions from controls on certain exports. Still, the country has insisted that its control of Hong Kong is an internal matter, and it has disputed that it mishandled the response to the virus.
This Week in South Florida podcast - September 29, 2019
MIAMI - Join co-hosts Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney as they welcome Rep. Donna Shalala, journalist Marc Caputo, attorney Chris Smith and attorney Saman Movassaghi-Gonzalez on the "This Week in South Florida" podcast. SUBSCRIBE TO THE TWISF PODCAST - iOS | AndroidCopyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Browns' Chris Smith plays week after girlfriend's death
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith played on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets less than a week after his girlfriend died in a car accident. The Browns blew out the Jets 23-3, and Smith had one pass defended. Smith and Petara Cordero were driving Wednesday on I-90 West in Cleveland when a tire on his Lamborghini blew out. "I am going to play tonight because it is something she would want me to do," Smith said before the game Monday. "When it first happened, I was ready to give up," Smith told a group of reporters after the game.
NFL star pays tribute to his 'best friend'
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images(CNN) - Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith paid tribute to his girlfriend, who died in a car accident Wednesday, on social media, saying, "God has a plan for all of us we can't understand." Petara Cordero was killed after being struck by a car while the two were pulled over with a blown tire. "She is in a better place now and she can rest easy," Brown captioned the post. "My wifey my best friend and the mother of my beautiful daughter. Just last month, Brown posted another picture of Cordero announcing the birth of their daughter Haven Harris Smith.
Pentagon to look into past tick research
The most common disease spread by ticks is Lyme disease, which can cause multiple symptoms including fever, muscle aches, joint pain, rash and facial paralysis. Each year, nearly 30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported to the CDC, which also says that more than 300,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2017, a total of 42,743 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme Disease were reported to the CDC, 17% more than in 2016, according to the agency. During the amendment's debate, Smith said Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases were "exploding" in the US and that "Americans have a right to know whether any of this is true." According to his website, Smith has also authored the TICK Act, which would create a holistic government strategy to fight Lyme disease and authorize $180 million to boost funding for research, prevention and treatment of the disease.
The roundtable takes on this week's top stories (July 7)
Joining Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg for this week's roundtable discussion are South Florida SunSentinel editorial page editor Rosemary O'Hara, former state Sen. Chris Smith and Marili Cancio,... Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.