Klopp has faith in Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson

first_imgEven after the footballer came to the pre-season later than the rest of the team, the Liverpool boss has high expectationsFor Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp it doesn’t matter than Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson hasn’t had the same training time as the other elements.The Brazil international moved from Italian side Roma to The Reds for £65 million.And because of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he had to start training later with Liverpool.“Just be a goalkeeper. Be yourself, in this case, because he is very calm and laid back — and that helps,” said the Reds boss ahead of Sunday’s visit of West Ham.As reported by The Irish Times, Klopp added that now everything is about “making the right decisions in the right moments. It’s all good. He’s settled really quick.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Liverpool will start tomorrow is 2018-2019 Premier League season by hosting West Ham United at Anfield.This season, we want you to Stand Red with @StanChart. ?Get ready to Live Red. Breathe Red. #StandRed pic.twitter.com/2PHl6FT4P4— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 10, 2018last_img read more

Juventus tweet to Ronaldo goes viral for the wrong reason

first_imgJuventus ironically congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo for winning the UEFA Goal of the Season award by scoring against themThe Portuguese superstar’s stunning overhead kick in the Champions League quarter-finals for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus was voted as the UEFA Goal of the Season.Ronaldo’s strike topped the voting poll with nearly 200,000 of the total 346,915 votes.Who could forget that?His incredible acrobatic effort brought the Juventus supporters to their feet in applause, which Ronaldo later claimed had a big influence on his decision to join the club this summer.And the 33-year-old’s new side congratulated him on his goal by posting a Tweet, which fellow Serie A team AS Roma quickly commented on. pic.twitter.com/M3Rar9wtBYCristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 28, 2018Here is another reply:??? https://t.co/QbpGBZ5vcV— KiD Cudi (@LuzukoMpofu_) August 29, 2018last_img read more

Sarri Fabregas can challenge Jorginho at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has indicated that Cesc Fabregas may have a part to play in his plans after allThe Spanish midfielder was absent for Chelsea’s opening games of the 2017/18 campaign due to a “strange injury” that was sustained against former club Arsenal in a friendly at Dublin in August.In Fabregas’ absence, new signing Jorginho has impressed at Chelsea with the Italian playmaker setting new passing records for English football in the process.But, on the back of Fabregas’ superb displays against PAOK and Liverpool, Sarri has suggested that the 31-year-old may be able to challenge Jorginho for a starting spot at Chelsea.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“Yes, I think so. I think very well in the last 30 minutes in Greece and very well for 90 minutes in Liverpool,” said Sarri in a press conference, ahead of Chelsea’ Europa League game against Videoton.“He has to improve the physical condition of course but I think that he is a great option in this position. Not changing his style too much because Cesc is very good in moving the ball like Jorginho so we don’t need to change the way of football with Fabregas.”Fabregas, whose contract expires in the summer, has managed 21 goals and 55 assists in 185 games for Chelsea across all competitions since arriving from Barcelona in 2014.last_img read more

Malcom assured of role by Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona have reportedly convinced Malcom of his role at the club, despite a lack of minutes on the pitchThe Brazilian winger completed a dramatic transfer in the summer after sealing a last minute move to Barcelona, despite having already agreed to join AS Roma.After impressing in Barcelona’s International Champions Cup (ICC) tour in the United States during pre-season, Malcom had been expected feature regularly for the Catalan giants.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Yet head coach Ernesto Valverde has only handed the Malcom 25 minutes of competitive action for Barcelona from two late cameos off the bench against Real Valladolid and Leganes.Like fellow summer arrival Arturo Vidal, Malcom is beginning to grow frustrated with his lack of playing time at the Camp Nou.But Marca reports that the 21-year-old has been given assurances by Barcelona that he remains a part of their plans and that his time will come.last_img read more

Monchi reiterates confidence in Di Francesco at Roma

first_imgAS Roma sporting director Monchi announced that the club retain “100%” confidence in under-fire coach Eusebio Di FrancescoThe Giallorossi blew a two-goal lead on Saturday at Cagliari to settle for a 2-2 draw, which left them only eighth in the Serie A table after 15 games.It means that Roma’s five-season run of finishing in the top three in the league is in danger of ending with reports in the Italian media suggesting Di Francesco’s future is on the line.The Italian himself declared that his focus remains on the pitch with Monchi now announcing that the club board retain full confidence in him.“Unfortunately I have talked about this too many times: the position of the club has not changed and our confidence [in the coach] is the same,” Monchi told Sky Italia.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“When I have belief in a professional I do not easily change my mind. I am a bit confused when I read things about the directors: that there is a war between us, that I want to walk away, that I’m getting angry. Here we have 100% belief in the coach.“It is the same coach who finished third last season and took us to the Champions League semi-finals – nothing has changed.“Sometimes the responsibility falls on all of us, not just one person: we can’t put everything on the coach.”Roma will face Viktoria Plzen in the Czech Republic tonight at 18:55 (CET) with the hope of avoiding defeat to book a last-16 spot from Group G.last_img read more

Carragher jokes about all the people leaving England if Liverpool wins

first_imgThe former Reds player says many people will leave the country if they win the title, including his coworker Gary Neville.Jamie Carragher played for Liverpool all his professional life.He defended the Reds shirt from 1996 to 2013.And know, with Liverpool on first place in the English Premier League standings, he’s joking about all the people that say they will leave England if they win the title.“I hope so,” he was quoted by The Manchester Evening News.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“There is no doubt Manchester is united tonight. United and City are as one.”“I think the majority of the United fans want City to come out on top,” he explained.“We’ve got a charter booked for the 27th of May,” his coworker and former footballer Gary Neville added.“There will be a million flights booked out of Manchester to the forests of the Amazon where there’s no wifi. We’re out of here, we’re gone. It’d be the season from hell.”last_img read more

Gary Neville The transfer market is stuck

first_imgSky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that the inflated fees have deterred clubs from buying and selling players in the January transfer market.The Premier League January spending has dropped by £320m in the past transfer window. Top-flight English clubs spent £140m this January, compared to £465m in 2018.Tottenham made history and became the first Premier League team not to bring in a single player for two successive transfer windows.Neville believes the inactivity in the January’s transfer window is caused by inflated prices in the market. He thinks that many teams can not afford to improve their squad.Neville said: “We asked this week: Are we surprised that Arsenal didn’t bring in a defender? Are we surprised Tottenham didn’t bring in a replacement for Kane, or anybody?“But the problem is, they can’t get the players available. They cannot get them. Honestly, it’s a real issue.“Clubs are not letting go for normal prices, and clubs are now thinking: Do I go and pay over the odds in January? Am I going to get the player I want?“I genuinely believed Arsenal would have strengthened more than they have done if they believed something was available.“Would Manchester United have brought in Raphael Varane, or Harry Maguire for example, if they believed they were available for decent prices in this transfer window? One hundred percent they would. Would Manchester City have brought in a left-back, the one they wanted? Of course, they would.“But they’re not there, they can’t get them! They would have tried, asked the question, made the noises underneath with the agents and the scouting departments, but they’re just not there.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a real problem, the market is stuck in some ways.”Newcastle United, on the other hand, broke their transfer record with the £20m signing of Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan playmaker signed for the Magpies from the MLS side Atlanta United.Gary Neville also believes that for the clubs is easier and much cheaper to sack the manager instead of getting him the players he needs.“I think certain clubs will always try and panic. But the panic now doesn’t actually center around buying, it’s usually centered around the manager. What they normally do now is change the manager… clubs can do it twice in a season!“For clubs at the bottom, a change of players will cost them money, they could end up with a group of players who won’t sue them if they go down.“And it’s the same at the top; is Daniel Levy going to panic to get in the Champions League, or win the league? Does Levy buying four players for £100m guarantee you the league? No, and he’s probably not even going to get the players he wants!“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United would have bought a couple of central defenders if he could have got them, and Arsenal would have done the same. All the top teams would have bought in positions they need. But they can’t get them.”last_img read more

Grammy Nominated Singer in Fish Fry

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Teen TCI Pageant this weekend; events start at Fish Fry Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Sept 2014 – Seven-time Grammy nominated singer Kelly Price was out at the Island Fish Fry last night at the Bight Park in Provo and will this weekend, along with some friends, engage others in what is being dubbed, Restoration Weekend. Hailed as one of R&Bs finest, Kelly Price will share her story in an intimate workshop, giving a performance at the closing brunch on Sunday, September 28. Ms. Price will also perform at the Restoration Weekend Masquerade Cocktail Party tomorrow… today Tony Gaskins, a relationship expert will be the speaker… A restoring the glam session happens tomorrow poolside and on Sunday, the brunch with Empowerment Coach, Felicia Scott where tickets are available at Somerset – ask for Michelle Hargrove, founder of Restoration Weekend. We welcome Kelly Price, her family and friends to the Turks and Caicos Islands! Island Fish Fry earns Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor© Recommended for you Related Items:Fish fry, grammy winner, kelly price Mega Force Band to open Grand Turk Island Fish Frylast_img read more

Deputy House Speaker pays tribute to Great TCI Women on Intl Womens

first_img First, youngest Foreign Minister for Jamaica in new government Connolly claims Premier raising smokescreen Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Mar 2015 – Greater equality for women is being seen because women are proving their mettle inside and outside of the home; one of the messages delivered Sunday as the World commemorated: International Women’s Day. Among those addressing the packed sanctuary at Paradise Baptist Church were Deputy House Speaker, Hon Josephine Connolly – a woman in politics, business, a wife, mother, sportswoman and civic activist – who reminded that this year’s theme is: ‘Step Out, Step Up, Let’s make it Happen.’ Connolly, as the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Education (PDM) said: “We, as women, have proven over the years that our contributions are not limited to child rearing and being housewives and having a pretty face. We have made many strides towards equality – holding top positions in Government and private sector, owning businesses, bridging the gap between salaries paid to male as against female and holding positions that were once male dominated…” She acknowledged Turks and Caicos women who have cemented a legacy of noble achievement; naming: the late Helena Jones Robinson, Mrs. Ellen Howell (who passed away last week), Mrs. Ona Glinton , Adelaide Olmer, Oseta Jolly, Enid Capron….still with us today are Rev Julia Williams, Dr. Linda Williams, Ms. Marjorie Basden, to name a few educators who helped to build this country of ours.” Her list included women in politics from both sides of the aisle and rose up to take positions, even Cabinet positions. Hon. Connolly called on the nation to continue steadfastly in prayer for the safety of our girls, their purity, their right to be educated and their right to live. The service and other events of the week are held in conjunction with the Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs and the Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs. Related Items:international women’s day, josephine connolly, paradise baptist church Women’s Day Message from a TCI Leading Lady, PDM’s Robinsonlast_img read more

Big haul in Inagua drug bust leads to five Haitians arrested

first_img Related Items:#fiveHaitianmenarrestedindrugbust, #magneticmedianews, #majordrugbustinInagua Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Inagua – A major drug bust over the weekend has led to five Haitian men being arrested.   The DEU and the DEA again teamed up and uncovered what was described as a large quantity of cocaine on a boat in Inagua.    The joint operation on Saturday led to such a massive discovery of cocaine, that Superintendent Jamuel Ferguson, commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit was unable to say how much illicit cargo was found because they were still off loading the vessel.The Drug Enforcement Agency of the US got the tip, the Bahamas Drug Enforcement Unit helped in the bust.   Ferguson said, “The drugs were hidden in a concealed compartment of the vessel.   The search is not completed but it is a significant amount.    They are Haitian nationals and the boat originated from Haiti.”Recently the Bahamas DEU unearthed marijuana farms in Andros; over 10,000 plants on two large cannabis fields in Owens Town, Andros.    The report reveals, DEU officers along with DEA agents from the United States were on routine patrol when they discovered a marijuana field and uprooted an estimated 8,000 marijuana plants.    DEU agents returned to the area the next day around noon and discovered a second field, where they uprooted an estimated 2,300 marijuana plants.No one has been arrested as yet and the investigation continues.#MagneticMediaNews#majordrugbustinInagua#fiveHaitianmenarrestedindrugbust Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Governor General Makes Annual Christmas Visit to Grand Bahamas Rand Hospital

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 17, 2017 – Grand Bahama – A message of thankfulness was shared on Wednesday, December 13, by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during the 19th Annual Goernor General’s Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital, under the theme “Celebrating our Health Partners.”“I am aware that the hurricane which affected Grand Bahama, Abaco and Bimini earlier this year has been a source of deep concern because of the resulting damage and disruption this natural disaster brought to some.   Notwithstanding this, we must ever be thankful that no lives were lost, and that we are enabled to press forward to recover and renew our activities and our communities.”She further added, “This is the time of the year when our hearts and minds begin to swell in anticipation of the coming celebrations, and when we focus our minds and hearts on the miracle of our salvation, and the real meaning of the events which took place some 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem.”The Governor General commended the staff for the reports of high calibre service and their devotion to providing service selflessly.   “Your service to the Grand Bahama community and the nearby islands is indeed commendable, and I know that you have earned the respect and gratitude of all.”Gathering at Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is always special, she said.   As people are exchanging greetings and celebrating, Dame Marguerite urged them to remember the love given through the birth of our Saviour, and as such, they should share and spread love with all those they come in contact with.“As we exchange greetings and gifts, let us be conscious of the real meaning of the season, and seize the opportunity to focus on the many blessings received and given.”Also giving brief remarks during the ceremony were Acting Minister of Health, the Hon. Michael Pintard and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson.   The Public Hospitals Authority of Grand Bahama Health Services used the opportunity to honour Pioneer Health Partners (physicians and nurses) in the West End Community Clinic and retired and deceased health partners.   Many local businesses and service clubs were also honoured for their assistance to GBHS.Following the official ceremony, Her Excellency was taken on a tour of the hospital, when she had the opportunity to stop and visit with a few patients.By: Robyn Adderley (BIS)Photo captions:Header:  MERRY CHRISTMAS – Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, was on Wednesday, December 13, in Grand Bahama for the 19th Annual Governor-General’s Visit.  Following a ceremony, Dame Marguerite toured the Rand Memorial Hospital, accompanied by Hospital Administrator, Sharon Williams; Acting Minister of Health and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard; and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. The group stopped in and visited with an expectant mother, Nickita Campbell and presented her with the gift of a baby carrier. (BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)Insert:  SHOWING APPRECIATION – During the 19th Annual Governor-General’s visit on Wednesday, December 13, the Grand Bahama Health Services presented a number of corporate partners with a plaque. Shown from left are: Acting Minister of Health, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard; Governor-General of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling; Lynne Fraino, Kelly’s Freeport Ltd.; and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. (BIS Photo/Andrew Miller) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Premier denies rejection of Build Back Budget by UK slams Opposition

first_img #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Related Items:#PremierRobinson, #Supplementary, magneticmedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 17, 2018 – Providenciales – Premier Sharlene Robinson talks tough to the Opposition PNP as rumors were floating on social media about the #Supplementary sent to the United Kingdom for approval on spending in the aftermath of major September hurricanes.  It was said the Supplementary, dispatched to London at Christmastime by the PDM Administration was rejected and there had been reported criticisms from the Opposition Member from Grand Turk North, George Lightbourne about the timing of the proposal of Budgetary changes.#PremierRobinson cried shame on Lightbourne for instigating the social media chatter, “what basis would there be to deny critical works identified by the elected Government of these Islands, many of which will begin critical works to Schools among other critical projects?  If the UK rejected such a Supplementary, the Hon Member should be joining the Government in protest and not celebrating as such as the last time I checked this country belonged to all of us.  We must know that there are issues that we must stand resolute on and political division on national issues is not only immature but reckless.”#MagneticMedia had also heard the rumor of a rejection.  Our inquiry led to a firm ‘no, not true’ from the Member of Parliament to which we had reached out.Many others were less inclined though to believe there had been no UK resistance to the PDM Proposal for Budgetary changes to accommodate reconstruction plans within the islands; some called the explanation by the Premier:  “Lies!!!!”The PDM Administration has come under heavy fire for having not yet started any significant reconstruction of public buildings, four months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria which struck in September 2017.   The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is however not the only administration facing scathing reviews from its residents when it comes to building back; The Bahamas, Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and the United States are courting various critiques from citizens.As for what the Supplementary is expected to take on, once approved, there was this explanation from the Finance Minister:  “In the Supplementary submitted there are critical resources for the Police, funding for NHIP, repairs to Schools which can double as Shelters, funding to support the introduction of online payment to better secure government revenues and enhance public service, funding to support the critical work of the National Physical Development Plan, additional resources to support border control and planning enforcement activities, among other critical projects and matters.  We can only hope that the people will continue to dismiss gutter style politics and demand a higher level of representation from all its elected members.”A recent Cabinet Meeting, chaired by Acting Governor Anya Williams, held on January 10 exposed that an appeal for a contingency warrant to pay off outstanding post hurricane bills was asked to be approved; that March 31, 2018 was suggested as a new deadline for a customs duty waiver programme on hurricane victims’ replacement furniture, appliances and building materials; that approved was a duty waiver for Ocean Vibes company, on a replacement 48-foot catamaran destroyed by the hurricanes; that Mission of Hope Haiti Charity be exempt from paying warehouse storage fees for the hurricane relief materials brought in and a request to approve a financial break of 50% on customs duties for Club Med for building materials, furnishings, fixtures and equipment – conditionally and in line with the TCIG Refurbishment Policy be granted. T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames Recommended for youlast_img read more

David Silva returns to training

first_imgManchester City midfielder David Silva is back in training after two weeks out with a hamstring problem.The Spaniard hasn’t played since Manchester City lost away to Chelsea on 8 December but returned to first-team training at the CFA this week and could be back on time to face Leicester City on boxing day.Silva, 32, has played 20 games this season, scoring eight goals.“He’s one of the best players I’ve trained,” Pep Guardiola told the club’s official website about Silva.“I’ve had a lot at Barca and Bayern but he’s on that list.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I love players who make a step forward in the bad moments and say: ‘OK I’m here guys’.”City head to the King Power Stadium second in the Premier League table, four points adrift of leaders Liverpool.Manchester will be hoping to win the match and earn all three points before the next match at home.last_img read more

Investigation underway after body found in Balboa Park

first_img Updated: 7:38 AM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A body was discovered early Friday morning in a canyon near the Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park, and police were working to determine if there was anything suspicious about the person’s death, an officer said.A person reported finding the body just after 1 a.m. today in a canyon near Zoo Place and Florida Street, San Diego police Officer Steve Bourasa said. The person who found the body — reportedly a security guard at the veteran’s hospital — told police it appeared to be the body of a man who had been there for several days.Because of the steep terrain, police were waiting until daybreak to try to reach the body, Bourasa said. Once there, officers were expected to conduct an initial investigation and then decide whether to call homicide detectives, if foul play is suspected, or the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, if it appears to be a natural death. KUSI Newsroom, Investigation underway after body found in Balboa Park April 27, 2018center_img Posted: April 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fighting the opioid epidemic

first_img November 16, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, Posted: November 16, 2018 Updated: 10:59 PM Fighting the opioid epidemiccenter_img Ginger Jeffries 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. The most commonly abused drugs are painkillers, depressants and stimulants.Today marks the ten year anniversary of the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force which was founded, in part, by a mother whose son was addicted to pain killers.KUSI’S Ginger Jeffries has their story. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

30Mil grant awarded to three local neighborhoods from the US Dept of

first_img$30Mil grant awarded to three local neighborhoods from the U.S. Dept. of Education 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A partnership of schools, local government agencies, non-profit organizations, health services and businesses who have developed a seamless continuum of ‘cradle to career’ solutions for Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, and San Ysidro neighborhoods have been awarded a $30 million Promise Neighborhoods grant from the U.S. Department of Education over five years.KUSI’s Ed Lenderman had more on this story. March 13, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

SDPD increases presence at places of worship after New Zealand shootings

first_imgSDPD increases presence at places of worship after New Zealand shootings KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The mass shooting at a pair of mosques in New Zealand yesterday has prompted the San Diego Police Department to increase its presence at places of worship. The death toll stands at 49 after the massacre, a shooting spree carried out in broad daylight.The alleged shooter, a 28-year-old man from Australia, was arrested soon after and charged with murder. At least three others have been arrested in connection with the crime.Moments before his rampage, the alleged shooter is believed to have posted a manifesto online that professed anti-immigrant views.While there has not been a threat specific to San Diego, police are calling for heightened awareness from residents.“Although there is no indication of a specific threat in the San Diego area, you will see an increased police presence around places of worship,” San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. “We ask that if anyone has any information on threats of violence to please report it immediately. It is vital that we are made aware of potential threats so we are able to investigate and ultimately prevent injuries and loss of life.”Police declined to give specifics on the boosted deployment. Posted: March 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 10:45 PM March 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA Announces Record US Soybean Exports Exceed 11 Billion Bushels

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) announces another record year for U.S. soybean exports. On August 31, the end of 2001/02 Marketing Year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that accumulated U.S. soybean exports reached 29.9 million metric tons (mmt), the equivalent of more than 1.1 billion bushels (bu), up 86.6 million bushels from last year, an increase of 8.5 percent. This is the third year in a row that soybean exports have exceeded export levels in the previous year.[NOTE: USDA later revised 2002 exports down to 28.44 mmt, 1,024 mil. bu.; and 2001 exports at 28.92 mmt, 1,063 mil bu.]”About 40 percent of the total 2001 U.S. soybean crop was exported as whole soybeans,” said ASA President Dwain Ford, a soybean producer from Kinmundy, Illinois. “Soybeans greatly contribute to the U.S. balance of trade because soybean and soy product exports are the highest value U.S. agricultural commodity export with an annual value of nearly $7 billion.”ASA’s activities to promote U.S. soybean exports are credited with influencing customer preferences for soy product usage in animal feed, cooking oil, and soyfoods. Through its network of 10 overseas offices, ASA manages the world’s only international soy market development program that is responsible for promoting U.S. soy exports to more than 80 countries.These activities are made possible by producer checkoff dollars invested by the United Soybean Board and various State Soybean Councils, as well as cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. These funding sources authorized about $24 million for ASA’s export promotion activities during 2001/02.”ASA extends thanks to all U.S. soybean producers for their continued support of the national soybean producer checkoff program,” Ford said. “Checkoff dollars are the critical component that ASA leverages with USDA’s Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) cooperator funding to make possible ASA’s export development programs.”In spite of the controversy surrounding biotech-enhanced products in some European countries, U.S. soybean exports to the European Union (EU), the largest combined market for U.S. soybean exports, exceeded 7.7 million metric tons/285 million bushels. That’s 34 million bushels more than last year, an increase of 13.5 percent more U.S. soybeans exported to the EU.In fact, during Marketing Year 2001/02, U.S. soybean exports increased in nearly all major market areas except China, where new import regulations brought about a decline in exports of 42 mil. bu. or 20 percent.Fortunately, exports to the Western Hemisphere more than made up for the loss in China. Exports to these customers, (which includes Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Barbados, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad, and for the first time in 40 years sales to Cuba), totaled more than 217 mil. bu., up 55.7 mil. bu., an increase of 34.4 percent. Exports were up 6 percent to Japan and Korea, and up 7 percent to Taiwan, all longstanding customers for U.S. soybeans.ASA currently operates foreign offices in Mexico City, Mexico; Brussels, Belgium; Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; New Delhi, India; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Beijing, China; Seoul, Korea; and the Republic of Singapore. ASA has been promoting U.S. soybean and soy product exports since 1956.”The efforts of the American Soybean Association are building demand for U.S. soybeans and soybean products while helping to improve the lives of millions of people around the world with quality cooking oil, healthy soyfoods and high protein animal feeds,” Ford said. “ASA extends thanks to all of our international customers for their purchases of U.S. soybeans during this record setting year.”last_img read more

Soy Growers Cheer Release of NAS Study on GeneticallyModified Crops

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes a report issued today by the National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Sciences that points to the safety and benefits of continued use of genetically modified crops for soybean producers, with specific regard to economic and environmental impact. The NAS report, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects, reviewed a broad range of studies and reaffirmed that there are no adverse health impacts associated with the use of GMOs for either humans or animals. ASA President Richard Wilkins, a farmer from Greenwood, Del., issued the following statement in response to the NAS report:“Today, the National Academy of Sciences reaffirmed what health and safety officials have confirmed for two decades: GMOs are safe. The scientists at the Academy also confirmed what we as farmers also have known for 20 years – that GMOs provide significant benefits for producers. They help us manage pests, weeds and reduce on-farm inputs, and they do it with absolutely zero risk to people or animals. This is an exceptionally in-depth report, and we hope that it will move the dialogue on GMOs to the next chapter.“The other side of the GMO debate continues to attempt to engage our industry on the safety of and science behind genetic engineering. Yet, as we’ve seen today, NAS and the world’s most respected health and scientific organizations have unequivocally settled that question.“The report also points to the significant advances we are seeing in the science of plant breeding techniques. Farmers can only benefit from these technologies if we continue to have access to them. The NAS report is a very positive step, and we hope that those in charge of approving these new breeding techniques and getting them in the hands of farmers as soon as possible will take note.”last_img read more

Oregon private casino proponents drop campaign

first_imgPORTLAND– After betting more than $5 million they could persuade voters to approve Oregon’s first privately owned casino, the Canadian developers folded their hand today, saying they would suspend their campaign because there isn’t enough support from voters.Two Canadian companies have spent millions on television commercials promoting a proposal they’ve dubbed “The Grange,” which would include a casino, hotel and water park in the Portland metro area.Measures 82 and 83, which would amend the Oregon constitution to allow a casino in Wood Village, Ore., will still appear on the ballot, but the proponents say they won’t spend any more money to promote them.“In the last few weeks it appears to the campaign team that not enough Oregon voters are ready to add a private casino to the state’s gaming options,” the proponents said in a statement.The developers said they’re still committed to building the project if the measures pass and they’ll “continue to hope for the best on election day.”last_img read more