Summer Is The Lonelinest Time For Seniors
By Simona KitanovskaMillions of older people are loneliest in the summer – as they get fewer visits from loved ones and have more hours in the day to fill. Research into 1,400 retired people discovered 27 percent feel disconnected when loved ones’ social schedules ramp up as the temperatures rise, leaving less time for them to check-in. And with the country experiencing record temperatures this summer, 43 percent are also struggling in the heat, which can cause them to become isolated from their family and friends. And with the days being longer, no doubt it can often feel quite a lonely time for many,” James said. The study also found 62 percent of those polled believe people popping around is a lifeline when they are feeling secluded in the summer.thewestsidegazette.com
A 73-year-old New York grandmother outsmarted scammers who pretended to be her grandson and said he needed $8,000 to be bailed out of jail
"I told him I had the money in the house, and I figured, he's not going to fall for that. Well, he fell for that hook, line, and sinker," the woman said.news.yahoo.com
Black Point Yacht Club donates Christmas toys
The Black Point Yacht Club (BPYC) in Cutler Bay had its annual Holiday Party on Dec. 10. BPYC member Jean Tong-Noon, who also is president of the Cutler Ridge Womans Club, was pleased with the response. “Jean is an amazing woman and a very well respected and valuable person to the Town of Cutler Bay and the Police Department,” Officer Sierra said. “We are very grateful for her and the yacht club. “During the holiday season Cutler Bay NRU (Neighborhood Resource Unit) is also randomly selecting children in Southland Mall and supplying them with small gifts that were donated by the Yacht Club.”communitynewspapers.com
Paralyzed man’s death leads to charge of vehicular homicide almost two years after high-speed crash
Jean ran from the crash scene. The BMW was registered to his mother who reported it stolen about 30 minutes after the collision. DNA samples were taken from the steering wheel and air bag in the BMW and they matched Jean. Detectives said they later learned Jean had no valid driver’s license.sun-sentinel.com
FIFA unveils education program to combat player abuse
Human rights activists are denouncing FIFA President Gianni Infantino's starring turn in a promotional video for the Saudi Arabian government in which he claims the kingdom has made important changes. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)FIFA is unveiling a program to educate its member associations worldwide about how to properly handle player harassment and abuse. This is the objective of the FIFA Guardians Programme," FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a statement. The FIFA program also addresses physical abuse and other forms of harassment. Cook said the FIFA Forward program obligates member federations to participate, although the organization may introduce more strident mandates.
Could be limited - or no - fans at a September French Open
The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. When or if the French Open is held later in 2020, though, it is possible there could be zero or a limited number of people allowed to attend the event, which broke its attendance record last year with 520,000. Capping the number of fans allowed each day of the 15-day tournament might improve social distancing. We want there to be fans there, fans who respect precautionary measures, Vilotte said. So how do we organize ourselves in terms of managing the flow?Even with a roof, night sessions are not planned at the French Open until 2021.
Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?
Millions of people have helped online retail sales surge as consumer spending fell off rapidly when businesses shut down. She's among millions who have helped online retail sales surge as consumer spending fell off rapidly when businesses shut down. In the U.S., retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened stores and weighed down a tanking economy. Measured year over year, online sales surged 21.6%. It's panic on lots of levels, said Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail, a global consulting firm specializing in retail strategy and shopper insights.
Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond
Statewide, New York reported its lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths 84 in many weeks in what Gov. To the south, Trump played golf at one of his private clubs for the first time during the pandemic the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. He has been pushing for state and local leaders to fully reopen after months of closures and tight restrictions. New coronavirus cases reported in China were zero Saturday for the first time since the outbreak began but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America. Religious events helped spread the virus early in the pandemic; resuming such gatherings is an especially thorny issue.
French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94
Published: May 18, 2020, 9:41 am Updated: May 18, 2020, 10:13 amFILE - In this May 20, 1974 file photo, French actor Michel Piccoli talks with Swedish actress Liv Ullmann at the Cannes Film Festival, southern France. Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star whose served as muse to filmmaker Luis Bunuel and was a leading man for Jean-Luc Godard, has died. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)PARIS French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel - including in his Academy Award winning The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. His family confirmed to French media Monday that he died last week, but they did not give a cause of death. The actors last major role was in 2011's Nanni Morettis We Have a Pope, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
4 Florida girls reported missing for nearly a week
Police say Mandi Jefferson, Destiny Thompson, Katrina Carroll, and Heaven Akins have been missing since Nov. 13PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Port Orange police said theyre looking for four girls who have been missing for nearly a week. Heaven Akins, Destiny Thompson, Mandie Jefferson and Katrina Carroll were last seen on Wednesday at Spruce Creek High School. Police said they likely left the area voluntarily to travel to Orlando. Authorities did not provide details about the girls ages, whether they are students at the school or why they would have left Port Orange. Anyone with information about the girls whereabouts is asked to call detective Higham at 386-506-5894, officer Jean at 386-506-5893 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-8477.
Police search for 3rd suspect in cop trial witness' slaying
Guyger, who is white, fatally shot Jean, who was black, in September 2018 in his apartment after she returned from working a long shift. She said she mistook his fourth-floor unit for her own, which was one floor below it, and believed Jean was an intruder. She was arrested on a manslaughter charge three days after the killing, leading to criticism that the charge was too lenient, but a grand jury later decided on the more serious charge of murder.chicagotribune.com
Judge says she couldn't refuse convicted ex-cop a hug
After Guyger was sentenced and the jury left the courtroom, Jean's brother, Brandt Jean, was allowed to address Guyger directly from the witness stand. He told her he forgave her and that Botham would have wanted her to devote her life to Christianity before the two shared a tearful embrace. Soon after that, Kemp walked over to the defense table to speak with Guyger, who she said went through a "marked change" after the verdict.chicagotribune.com
Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor found guilty of murder
The same jury that found Amber Guyger guilty in the September 2018 death of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, will consider her fate after hearing additional testimony that started Tuesday afternoon. First on the stand was Allison Jean, who said her son was killed just before he was due to turn 27. Prosecutors also submitted text messages accepted as evidence over defense objections that indicated Guyger lacks sensitivity toward black people. In a frantic 911 call played repeatedly during the trial, Guyger said "I thought it was my apartment" nearly 20 times. Tension has been high during the trial in Dallas, where five police officers were killed in an attack three years ago.chicagotribune.com
Prosecutor: Officer's testimony on killing neighbor 'absurd'
Guyger tearfully testified last week that she mistook Jean's apartment for her own after a long shift. Speaking publicly for the first time about the events of that night, she said she found the door of what she believed was her apartment unlocked and was afraid that someone had broken in. She said she feared for her life and opened fire using her service weapon when a silhouetted figure walked toward her in the dark.chicagotribune.com
Murder trial of former Dallas officer pauses until Monday
On Friday, Guyger testified that she mistook Jean's fourth-floor apartment for her own, which is one floor below. She said she parked on the wrong level of the apartment complex, and walked into the unlocked door thinking it was her own. She says she killed Jean in self-defense, mistakenly thinking he was a burglar in her apartment who would harm her.chicagotribune.com
Dallas cop says she wishes neighbor had killed her instead
Hermus also grilled Guyger about why she didn't perform "proper CPR" on Jean after she shot him. He asked about an eight-hour de-escalation training course she had taken that April, but Guyger told the jury she could no longer remember what she learned in the course. She said she performed some chest compressions on Jean with one hand while using her phone with the other, but she also acknowledged stopping several times.chicagotribune.com
Amber Guyger was on phone with partner before shooting neighbor, prosecutor reveals
Guyger (left) was in a sexual relationship with her partner on the Dallas police force, and the pair were on the phone on the night of the 2018 shooting, prosecutors said. She was off duty but in uniform when she entered his apartment and fired her service weapon twice. Guyger said she tried to use her electronic key fob to open the door, but that it pushed open. Jeans unit had a red floor mat outside the front door, while Guygers did not, prosecutors said. During the pretrial motions, Kemp said she would keep the jury sequestered for the duration of the trial.thewestsidegazette.com
Jury not allowed to hear investigator's opinion about Dallas shooting
Several of Jean's neighbors testified about what they heard on the night of the shooting, and a medical examiner testified about Jean's injuries. Jean's apartment was on the floor above Guyger's. Investigators interviewed 297 residents at the apartment complex, Armstrong said, and many of them told authorities they'd parked on the wrong floor, walked to the wrong apartment or even put their keys in the door of the wrong apartment by mistake. Ranger: Guyger experienced 'fight or flight'Tuesday's witness testimony indicated that the prosecution seeks to demonstrate Guyger did not follow department protocol for a burglary call. "What Ranger Armstrong believes is Ranger Armstrong's opinion," he said.
Trial begins for former Dallas cop who fatally shot neighbor
In his opening statement, defense attorney Robert Rogers rejected the prosecution argument that there were unique signs that would have signaled to Guyger that she was on the wrong floor. In fact, he said, the identical look of the apartment complex from floor to floor often led to confusion among tenants, with dozens regularly parking on the wrong floor or attempting to enter the wrong apartment.chicagotribune.com
Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois brings Southern-inspired barbeque to The Dish
Jean-Paul Bourgeois grew up surrounded by the vibrant southern cuisine of Louisiana, and learned at a young age that food brings people together. It’s a lesson that has stayed with him throughout the years, from his time studying the culinary arts in France, to working in restaurants. He’s brought that love of food and family to his position as Executive Chef of Blue Smoke Enterprises, and joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his newly opened culinary program, Porchlight.cbsnews.com