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Douglass wins Medal of Honor

first_img Douglass wins Medal of Honor Foundation to celebrate its 50th anniversary The Florida Bar Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary and honor Tallahassee attorney W. Dexter Douglass at its annual reception and dinner June 22, in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton.The Foundation’s board of directors also will meet on the afternoon of June 22, followed by the dinner that evening. A reception honoring Foundation fellows and members will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m., and will be the occasion for presentation of the 2006 Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor Awards.The Medal of Honor Award for a lawyer will be presented to Douglass for his contribution to the improvement in the administration of justice as a lawyer. The Foundation will bestow its nonlawyer Medal of Honor to Janet R. McAliley of Miami.Douglass was nominated for his long career of providing legal services to the powerless, and for his chairmanship of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission. Through his leadership, which included extensive research and public testimony, the commission arrived at several constitutional amendments which were subsequently approved by the public. McAliley will be recognized for tirelessly championing the rights of children to receive better educational opportunities and academic freedoms. She also has been an advocate for the rights of immigrants, and has devoted hundreds of hours to the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center in Miami.Tickets for the dinner are $75 each or $70 for Foundation Fellows. To make reservations, call the Foundation at (800) 541-2195 or (407) 843-0045 by June 15. June 1, 2006 Regular News Douglass wins Medal of Honorlast_img read more

Local heroes honored for saving Boca Raton baby from dumpster

first_imgTwo men who rescued a newborn baby girl from a dumpster in Boca Raton this past May were honored on Thursday morning.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office presented its Samaritan Award to Yusdani Gonzalez-Delgado and Sergio Vega for their “outstanding act, achievement, or exceptional service to his or her fellow man and community.”Gonzalez-Delgado and Vega were walking in an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd on May 8., when all of a sudden, they heard what sounded like a baby crying.Gonzalez-Delgado then jumped into a dumpster and found the infant alive inside a plastic bag.“We both froze because it was something surreal,” Vega told WPTV. “She had trash around her, there were coffee grinds, she was dirty and bloody, but she was alive and well. Even at one point, she opened her eyes and looked at us.”The men took the baby out, cleaned her up, and called 911.Vega worked at the Boca Raton complex as a maintenance manager.The newborn, whose name is Sarah, made a full recovery and was later reunited with her father.Little Sarah and her dad attended Thursday’s awards ceremony and stood alongside the men as they accepted their award.ADORABLE: Today we got to see Sarah, the baby saved from a dumpster in West Boca. Today her rescuers were honored by @PBCountySheriff. @WPTV pic.twitter.com/UfzOFTiSHT— Miranda Christian (@MirandaWPTV) October 31, 2019last_img read more

Zenith /Delta Principal’s Cup Final Holds in Ozoro

first_imgOnly on Wednesday, Otokutu Grammar School won the Third-place match of the football fiesta by defeating Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku 7-6 in penalty shoot-out. Full time score stood at 2-2.Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Commissioner for Basic Secondary School Education in the state, Chiedu Ebie, and other top dignitaries are expected to grace the final just as the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, is expected to be represented at the event by a top official of the bank.Zenith Bank is expected to present gifts of various forms to the players of the top three teams especially the eventual winner.Last year, bags, tee-shirts, balls, laptops were some of the gift items given to the students after the final match at the same venue in Ozoro.It is also expected that apart from the trophy to the presented to the winning team today, individual awards will be given to the Best Goalkeeper, Highest Scorer and the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.Master Card International Secondary School defeated Iderghe Secondary School 2-1 to win the maiden edition of the youth football fiesta last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The final of the Zenith /Delta Principal’s Cup football competition organised for all secondary schools between Marvel International School Ughelli and St Paul College, Ozoro will hold today at the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium.The competition, sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc started on November 1 and in the past 16 weeks of intense competition in various parts of the state. The two schools will battle for honours this afternoon to determine the winner of the developmental competition which was only revived last year after 28 years in limbo.In the semifinals, Marvel International School defeated Otokutu 3-1 on penalties to book the ticket to the final while St. Paul College Ozoro defeated Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku 2-0 in a highly entertaining encounter to also berth in the final.last_img read more