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Nigerian government fails our missing girls – and our country

Nigerian government fails our missing girls – and our country

OLUWA TOSIN ADEGBOLA NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST The cold facts stare us in our face: Fact 1: More than 300 girls were abducted from the rural northeast region of Nigeria on April 15 while attending secondary school; 276 are still believed to be held captive. Fact 2: The federal government has yet to forcibly intervene to […]

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

Insufficient Vitamin D linked to prostate cancer

BY JAZELLE HUNT
 NNPA WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – The relationship between melanin and Vitamin D – the nutrient that sunlight provides – may explain why African-American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study. The study by a team of […]

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

Johnson defends himself against Sterling’s broadsides

BY JAMES RAINEY LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT LOS ANGELES – Magic Johnson described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as “delusional” in thinking that his players love him and lost “in another world” if he believes that the public wants him to maintain his grip on the NBA franchise despite his racially inflammatory remarks. […]

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

Wife would lose share of team if Donald Sterling is voted out

BY CARLOS LOZANO LOS ANGELES TIMES / MCT) LOS ANGELES – The NBA issued a statement saying that any interests Shelly Sterling may have in the Los Angeles Clippers would be terminated if the NBA’s owners vote to force her husband, Donald Sterling, to sell the team. “Under the NBA Constitution, if a controlling owner’s […]

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

Congress considers tax breaks for NASCAR and horse racing

BY MARIA RECIO MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / MCT WASHINGTON – Horse racing may be thought of as the sport of kings, but the National Thoroughbred Racing Association says breeders and stable owners need a tax break just like everybody else. Stock car racing has a regal status among its followers, but NASCAR has its hand […]

Speedway funding gets green light

Speedway funding gets green light

Legislators approve bill that allows DIS, others to apply for sales tax breaks BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Public funding will be available to private stadiums in the state under new legislation passed last week. The Florida Legislature approved House Bill 7095 on May 2 recommending Gov. Rick Scott to sign it. The bill […]

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

Center hopes to fill gap for low-income, elderly, unemployed

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethel Empowerment Center (BEC) in DeLand opened its doors just over a month ago in an effort to help community members with services typically taken care of at the Department of Children and Families office in Daytona Beach. Pastor Jeffery Dove, a member of the BEC board, says the […]

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

Fresh law grad wants to unseat commissioner

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Stanley B. Pandy II, a recent graduate of Florida A&M University’s law school, will challenge Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry for his Zone 5 seat. The Daytona Beach resident graduated from high school five years ago and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. He graduates […]

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

Construction manager seeks contractors for Palm Coast City Hall project

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Gilbane Building Company, which has been selected as the construction manager for the Palm Coast City Hall project, will hold two Vendor Roundtables for contractors interested in working on the project. Local firms within the city and Flagler County are encouraged to attend. The roundtables will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Daytona State offers after-work registration hours

Offering easy registration access for summer sessions and fall semester, Daytona State College welcomes new and returning students with daily hours and after-work hours for registration, advising and testing at all of its campuses. Each of the college’s five campuses regularly offer at least two days a week with hours until 6:30 p.m., as well […]