Joe Hart wants permanent move away from Manchester City

first_imgJoe Hart spent the last two seasons as a loaned player in Torino and West Ham United and is ready for a permanent move away from Manchester City.Knowing he was not in Pep Guardiola’s plans, Joe Hart agreed to go out on loan, mainly because he hoped to earn a spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup roster. However, that didn’t happen.“I did what I did in the previous two seasons because I needed to play to be involved in the World Cup,” “And look where that got me.” The mission wasn’t accomplished, but that doesn’t mean Hart wants to stop playing the game he loves. All he wants is for Manchester City to find a place where he will be able to fit in permanently (BBC).“I’m experienced, I’ve played at the highest level for a long time, and done a lot of things in the game.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 need to be an important player at that club and I think that can only happen with a permanent move.”“There’s no league that I’d say no to. I’m open, but I want to do what’s right for me at this point of my career and I want to give all of myself to the right cause.”Joe Hart has 75 international caps under his name and was England’s No.1 goalie during two European Championships and the 2014 World Cup. Guardiola took him for Manchester City’s pre-season tour in America, perhaps wanting to give the 31-year-old a shot at impressing someone.last_img read more

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Shaqiri and Alisson start dates revealed

first_imgAlisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri will begin their Liverpool careers by linking up with the squad for the training camp in France.The Brazilian goalkeeper, who completed his move from AS Roma on a long-term contract on Thursday, will be part of the group that departs for the continent later this month.Meanwhile, fellow new signing Xherdan Shaqiri is set to join his new teammates in New Jersey on Tuesday.Jürgen Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com: “Shaqiri will come the day after tomorrow directly to New Jersey and Alisson will come with Roberto Firmino and will be a part of the second camp in Evian.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“That’s good that we’ll have them all together, apart from the semi-finalists of the World Cup.”The Reds will play Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup on Sunday evening before facing Manchester United and Manchester City in the other games.With the addition of Naby Keita, Fabinho, Shaqiri, and Alisson Becker Jurgen Klopp’s men have been tipped to mount a serious challenge on all fronts in the new season.last_img read more

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Vinicius Jr I have fulfilled a childhood dream by wearing the

first_imgWhile his debut for Real Madrid may have ended in defeat, Vinicius Junior was still pleased to fulfil his “childhood dream” and promised there is more to comeThe teenage star made his debut for the European champions in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in Miami following his €40m transfer from Brazilian side Flamengo last month.Vinicius started on the left wing for Real and was one of the standout performers of the game.And the 18-year-old has promised the club supporters that there is more to come from him as he adapts to his new surroundings.“I have fulfilled a childhood dream by wearing the Real Madrid shirt, and regardless of the result I am very happy,” said Vinicius, according to Marca.“Everything felt good, but there is still a lot to do in order to improve for the season ahead.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Everyone here [at Real Madrid] has helped me to adapt as quickly as possible, I am very happy and grateful [for this] and the International Champions Cup is a good opportunity for me.”Real boss Julen Lopetegui has been impressed with Vinicius’ progress since joining the club last month.“He played a good game. He has gone from less to more, just like the rest of the team,” he said in his post-match comments on Vinicius.“He started a little shy, but then he came on in leaps and bounds. He is very young and has to adapt to this style of football and what we ask of players. I thought he played a good game.Next up for Real is Juventus t the FedExField Stadium in Maryland on Sunday.last_img read more

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Crystal Palace manager reflects on Leicester City latest tragedy

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson during his pre-match press conference reflected on Leicester City tragedy that happened in October as the two clubs face each other on Saturday.He was asked about how Leicester as a club felt about the death of their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and five others, and he responded as quoted by Crystal Palace official website:“They have done very well. It must be a very difficult situation for them.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“The whole football world, myself and Crystal Palace Football Club included, our hearts went out to them and they had every bit of empathy that we’re capable of giving. But they’ve dealt with it extremely well. I think the other clubs where they’ve gone to play have dealt with the situation well.“One can only hope that the grieving process is well on its way and they will have to come to terms with the loss of someone very, very important to them as a club.”Leicester face Crystal Palace in London at Selhurst Park on Saturdaylast_img read more

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Manolo Gabbiadini is free to go

first_imgAccording to Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, if a good offer comes for the footballer the team will let him go.Italian footballer Manolo Gabbiadini joined Southampton in 2017.But he has yet to impress the club and new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl believes they might have to let him go.“I know that there a few interests,” Hasenhuttl told The Daily Echo.“Our squad at the moment is too big – we have to sell players and he’s one that other clubs are interested in.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“It could happen in next few days that he transfers,” he added.“What we want to give him is a chance to make the next step.”“If there is the possibility, then we will help him to do so,” he commented.“He has done a lot for this club and we will find a good solution which is a win-win for both sides.”last_img read more

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DPMs Communication to the House on BAMSI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 11 Mar 2015 – COMMUNICATIONBYHON. PHILIP E. DAVISMEMBER OF PARLIAMENT(CAT ISLAND, RUM CAY, AND SAN SALVADOR)DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ANDMINISTER OF WORKS & URBAN DEVELOPMENTCONCERNINGTHE BAHAMAS AGRICULTURAL & MARINE SCIENCE INSTITUTE (BAMSI)WEDNESDAY, 11th MARCH 2015HOUSE OF ASSEMBLYCOMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMASNASSAU, NEW PROVIDENCEAs DeliveredMr. SpeakerWhen I stood in this place to give my contribution to the Mid-Year Budget Debate, I determined and said that I would bring an update to the House on the project to construct the Bahamas Agricultural & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) at North Andros. This communication meets that commitment.Mr. SpeakerThe Bahamas, not unlike the rest of the Caribbean, is faced with an exorbitant food import bill because we have traditionally neglected to work towards maximising our potential when it comes to feeding ourselves. The fact that we also have the added burden of literally feeding our tourism product worsens the whole issue of food imports as the challenge here is to feed others as well.As a Government, we can sing our praises forever, but when it comes to validation, the eye of an objective outsider rings truth. Most recently, the Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr. Guy Ryder, in referring to the creation of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) said that The Bahamas has ‘gotten the message’ and is on the ‘right track’ for sustainability.Mr. SpeakerThe message was also echoed several days earlier by the Director-General of the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) José Graziano da Silva, when he urged Heads of Government at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit to strengthen support to agriculture, to contribute to job creation and tourism revenues, and to protect our economy from external price shocks.Mr. SpeakerAs it stands, The Bahamas imports 85% of the food products it consumes taking our food import bill to nearing US$1 billion. This is a consequence of failure of successive governments to address the circumstance which negatively impacts our economy. When you consider what we have and will potentially lose in terms of jobs and foreign exchange; when you consider that the profits derived from tourism are substantially expended on food imports, there can be no more innovative mechanism to turning our circumstance around than BAMSI.While we cannot get away from the vulnerabilities which stem from our national composition of many islands, we cannot sit idly by and not make significant strides toward reducing our dependence on food imports.Mr. SpeakerWhen this Progressive Liberal Party campaigned for office, our bold statement in our Charter for Governance was: “Now is the time to lay the ground work for a more healthy and secure nation.” Prior to this Government coming to office, two decades saw virtually no public sector investment in infrastructural upgrade, manpower development and public/private sector partnership of food production. Agriculture was on the decline in terms of interest, acreage, and farmers.BAMSI represents tangible and meaningful steps toward realising a long-held dream of food production, independence, and security for our country. It is mobilising the core ideal of the Progressive Liberal Party that agriculture is an integral part of our sustainable economic development. BAMSI was and remains this Government’s step in the right direction to maximise our national potential and to materialise this goal.That is the bigger picture, Mr. SpeakerBut, if we refine the focus to North Andros alone, Mr. Speaker, we are able to see the awakening of the proverbial sleeping giant. Local Government Administrator Ivan Ferguson reports that his office is bustling since the BAMSI project came to town. Government revenues have increased as more residents are applying for business licences and building permits. Applications for building permits have in fact quadrupled! Residents are busy clearing land! They are building! Indeed, Androsians are positioning themselves to take advantage of the economic benefits that BAMSI will bring.I am advised that one is hard-pressed to find accommodations because everywhere is occupied – small hotels and apartments. Apartments that have been sitting unused for years have tenants – mostly contractors and their employees. Car rentals have outpaced anything that the area has ever seen. In fact, entrepreneurs have had to secure more rental franchises to meet the demand for transportation.Mr. SpeakerI am also advised that the shipping industry is reaping major benefits – transporting goods and services directly and indirectly related to BAMSI. Airlift, particularly the air charter business, is equally as profitable with the movement of people attached to BAMSI. I am told that the Ministry of Tourism held a reception for winter residents of that area and that the attendance was greatest ever – and invariably, they all were excited about BAMSI.Mr. SpeakerThe excitement about BAMSI is even more tangible among the locals. Store owners are having good sales. More restaurants are opening. Those that exist are taking in the largest sales ever. Farmers that had just about given up on the industry have gone back to cultivating their farms.This, Mr. Speaker, is the Big Picture!The Opposition went on a fishing expedition to BAMSI the other day. What a production they made about their experience there. What they didn’t talk about was the excellent workmanship that the contractors have displayed in their construction. They have not said that these men and women – all Androsians or rooted in Andros – are creating what will be the wonder of the Caribbean. When you go into those buildings, you see the work of ace contractors – men like Solomon Roberts, Bennett Knowles, Prince Mackey, Hugh Fowler, Cecil Marshall, Sidney Cargill, McGregor Russell, and Brudienell Kelly, among others.Not one word did they utter about BAMSI having already established 68 acres of banana, papaya, plantain, peanut, coconut, and lime crop in the ground and moving the economy. They are not interested in the fact that harvesting has started with banana yielding over 5,000 pounds per week and papaya yielding 6,000 pounds per week. These two products alone have generated revenue in the amount of approximately $7,500 weekly. When these crops have expanded in acreage and the additional crops introduced, the projected weekly revenue is expected to be $52,000. But they are not interested in that!They have not told us about the land that is being cleared to accelerate the crop production programme, where 150 new acres of crop including banana, papaya, pineapple, and lime. They have not talked about the additional acreages for navel oranges, mangoes, avocado, and sour sop.I know they have not been listening for any good that this Government can bring, so they missed the fact that an aggressive intercropping programme is on the way to produce acres and acres of watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew melons.In total, Mr. SpeakerThe area under crop cultivation by the end of June will be 450 acres of crop with 200 acres for the rotation cycles and 90 acres in inter and companion cropping. 650 acres will be fully occupied. That is the big picture!I have not even gone into the livestock, poultry and fisheries aspect of BAMSI, Mr. Speaker, and the excitement generated by this revolutionary project is already immeasurable.We have only just begun with BAMSI and five farmers have already been granted licenses to produce under the BAMSI label. These farmers are producing vegetables such as tomatoes, cabbage, onion, sweet pepper and hot pepper. This is the big picture!We have only just begun and there are 39 students enrolled at the Institute in various programmes and skills training. There are also 50 Androsians fully employed at BAMSI.That is the big picture!!But, Mr. SpeakerChuck Palahniuk once said that “the trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” So it is with BAMSI and the consequential position of the male dormitory that was gutted by fire, the work of an arsonist. The political pundits and supporters now offer the distraction of chatter concerning the fire. Notwithstanding, we are not distracted and we are not deterred. We will rebuild; and from the ashes of that fire, BAMSI is rising to continue our push forward to feed ourselves.Mr. SpeakerI know that it is of paramount importance that I should give accurate and truthful information to Parliament, correcting any inadvertent error at the earliest opportunity. When I last spoke, my advice was that “at the contract’s signing, the contractor [for the male student dormitory at BAMSI] had everything that was required to contract work with my Ministry, including Contractor’s All-Risk Insurance.”Mr. SpeakerThe files in relation to this contract was provided to me on Monday, 2nd March 2015. I have reviewed them and the following details are now presented as verifiable facts.On 30th January 2014, Government approved construction for the BAMSI project and noted that the construction of the student dormitories, among other buildings, was critical to the Institute’s opening for September of that year.Consequently, on 6th February 2014, my Ministry issued a Letter of Intent to contract Mr. Audley Hanna, trading as Paradigm Construction, to build the male student dormitory for the base amount of B$2.6Million. The contractor was notified that formal contract documents would be prepared; and that mobilisation payment would be processed as soon as the Ministry was in receipt of the contractor’s Business Licence, All Risk Insurance and National Insurance Compliance Letter.On 10th February 2014, the contractor requested 20% mobilisation payment. The normal course of action provides that at mobilisation, that is the first payment toward satisfaction of a contract, the following must be available:A Contract or Letter of Intent duly signed by the Permanent Secretary;The original claim letter from the contractor, requesting payment. The letter shall be duly signed by the contractor;A copy of the Bill of Quantities/Scope of Works/Schedule of Works, which is part of the contract document;The original “Contractors All Risk Insurance”, including Public Liability of not less than $1,000,000.00;Copy of current business license;Current “National Insurance Board” (NIB) compliance letter; andThe original Contractor’s Performance Bond, if applicable.The contract was duly executed on 21st February 2014 at North Andros.Mr. SpeakerThere were several indicators that led me personally examining the relevant file concerning the insurance of the male dormitory. I am now in a position to say that the contractor provided all that he was required, save a certificate for All Risk Insurance. What the contractor did provide was only a quotation of cost from RoyalStar Assurance for All Risk Insurance for a six-month period from commencement of the project. It is noted that mobilisation was issued thereafter. What the file does not tell me is who took the decision to advance the mobilisation without the requisite insurance, what intervention, if any, was made to ensure that this requirement was met once identified, and why the contract, which has been substantially delayed, was allowed to continue without this critical requirement.Mr. SpeakerIn the Construction Industry, large-project contractors generally maintain some type of all risk insurance – even when not engaged in any projects – so as to ensure that when an opportunity arises, he is ready for competition. Smaller contractors, on the other hand, are usually not able to afford continual insurance as many of them live from project to project and those projects may be few and far between. They, therefore, tend to engage insurance on a project-by-project basis, lasting the projected length of a contract.Mr. SpeakerThis Government has historically been about giving those in need a hand up. However, there can be no plausible explanation for an administrative error such as that which has occurred in this case. I should not speculate that any agreement existed, but if there was an agreement for the Ministry to advance the premium to the insurance company from the contractor’s mobilisation payment, this should have been done. I mention this because I am advised that this has been done in the past to assist contractors’ qualification for contractual works. In this case, however, it was incumbent on the contractor, having been paid full mobilisation, to ensure that the insurance premium, which was a mere $23,746.65, was paid immediately. If he had done so, a certificate of insurance would have been included on our file. From the outset, therefore, the contractor was in breach.So, Mr. SpeakerThis is where we are. Given the fact that the dormitory was not complete and has not been turned over to the Government, by contract, the contractor stands fully liable for the construction outlay to date, which totals $2,550.864.15. My Ministry is now making a determination as to how we will recover this loss from the contractor.Since the fire, two options have been determined. The first is to gut the building to its foundation and rebuild, given the fact that the fire tested the entrails of the building. The second is total demolition to rebuild a new structure. Estimates in hand target the reconstruction cost at around $5.5Million. The increase in cost takes into consideration the cost to reconfigure the units from single to double occupancy, ordinary inflation, and VAT.Consequently, the net cost to Government will be the cost of reconstruction, less the expenditure for the structure destroyed by fire. That is to say, just under $3Million.Mr. SpeakerI am constrained to call out the actions of technical officers whose duty it is to be good stewards of the people’s money and to lessen Governments’ exposure to potentially embarrassing situations.Given the experience of my technical team and the checks and balances of our bureaucracy, there was no reason to suppose that such an administrative error would be missed for so long. Beyond that, the public fully and rightly expects all Government officials to be above reproach in protecting the public’s interests. These citizens, our constituents, depend on officials to act in the public good, to know their roles well, to do their jobs efficiently, and to be honest in their handling of public resources, avoiding even the opportunity for, or the appearance of, impropriety. The Public Service provides the remedies that should ordinarily flow from matters such as this, particularly how best to manage them and how best to learn from them.For my Ministry, notwithstanding its difficulty, I should hope that this matter is taken as a learning tool. Bringing BAMSI to the point of service as initially envisioned by Government remains our top priority. Taking in the holistic challenge presented by the BAMSI project, my Ministry has engaged the service of a Project Management firm and is in the process of engaging an Employer’s Representative to guide this process to completion expeditiously.Mr. SpeakerWhile what has transpired is an avoidable error on the part of the Ministry, I do not think that any reasonable person would find malicious intent. On the other hand, that cannot be said with respect to the arson, which, if proved, was criminally intended to deprive the Bahamian people of the full benefit and impact of a vision that is becoming reality.But try as they may, Mr. Speaker This Government’s visions and dreams and hard work toward realising them will not be destroyed. BAMSI’s dawn has been unveiled. We look forward to it reaching its full potential, contributing to the change that we envision for The Bahamas and the Bahamian people.Mr. SpeakerAs I conclude, for the sake of transparency, I table copies of the following documents:The Contract for the Construction of the Male Student Dormitory for the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute with Paradigm Construction CompanyMobilisation Payment Certificate Routing Sheet with its annexes to include:Letter of Intent to Contract WorksLetter of Acceptance from ContractorLetter from Contractor Requesting MobilisationBusiness Licence for Paradigm Construction Company LtdNational Insurance Board Letter of Good StandingContractors’ All Risk Insurance Quotation from RoyalStar AssuranceArchitectural Unit Request for Mobilisation; and finallyBalance Sheet for Male Student Dormitory at BAMSI (Paradigm Construction) from commencement to the date of the fire.Thank you, Mr. Speaker. 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Most Haitian Illegals already sent home including four boys

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Mar 2015 – Only 27 of the Haitian illegal migrants intercepted early yesterday morning remain in Turks and Caicos now; the other 88, including four 12 year old boys have been repatriated. The migrants tried to smuggle themselves in but were detected by the Coastal Radar and landed with the escort of Marine Police and Immigration Officers around 1:30am Tuesday. No incident at sea; all were brought into South Dock a group of 18 females and 97 males on board the wooden sloop. As many as three airlines fly to Haiti from Providenciales so swift repatriation of the illegals is relatively easy; though an expensive process. As for that landing at the Five Cays Beach in mid-February where only an old boat was found by officers and a nationwide manhunt was initiated by the Border Control Minister; there have been no captures. It had been strongly suggested that there was something other than human cargo on that vessel. Haitian Flag 213 Years old now Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thousands of Haitian mark Flag Day differently in TCI for 2016 Recommended for you 108 Haitians intercepted thanks to radar Related Items:coastal radar, haitian, illegal migrants, marine policelast_img read more

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PDM Leader on latest crime spree and Haiti jail break

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 –  “Over the past near four years, the issue of crime and border control has been one of those areas in national life that drew my, as well as my Party’s keen attention. It is unfortunate that I am again speaking to this issue after a criminal spree over the weekend that saw a series of serious offenses committed which included the physical attack on a young lady.  The PDM continues to be concerned about crime and the recent spate over the past few days only heighten our concerns.”“Whilst persons will say we are out of control and others will say we must be guarded as we are a tourist destination. I say we are neither at the place that we wish to live in nor one that tourists will like to see. The recent crimes continue to be out of character for us and at a level and of a sort that we must never before seen nor can we accept even at the expense of development.”“My Party and I have already sought an audience with the Commissioner of Police and Governor Freeman to ensure that all is being done to minimize as much as possible the recent spike in crime.  We will also begin a dialogue with Flow and Digicel to implement a free non – emergency number to contact Police.”“We continue to recognize the importance for stronger and better Police/People relations and will seek to initiate crime prevention programs between the Police and the People. Since last year we began our call for Neighborhood Watch Groups and we will again renew these efforts. However, we will immediately embark on the establishment of a Citizens Advisory Board to advise Police which would foster a better relationship between Police and the People.”“We have over the years called for a Symposium, for a national dialogue, for stronger and innovative leadership of the Police and Border Control with new crime fighting tools that will outmatch today’s criminals. We have released a 12 Point Plan publicly for use by the authorities. We renew our call today again to take the fight to crime as crime has certainly taken its fight to our very own homes. We wish to reemphasize the need to never politicize crime or to use it as a political football and we remind all to continue to recognize that the powers, day to day operations and ultimate responsibility lies with the Governor and the Commissioner of Police. We must however see ourselves as critical stakeholders and partners in the fight.”“As we hear also of the recent Prison break from a Prison described by Haiti as “violent”, we are cognizant of the fact that it is highly possible that escapees can make their way here to our shores. To this end, whilst we acknowledge the Government’s call for heightened alert of our systems and for the UK to patrol our waters, we call for a high level dialogue with our partners in OPBAT, the Coast Guard and the Royal Navy.  These are unusual times and we believe that we do have a strong position for heightened assistance. We can ill afford to become a safe haven to any of these escapees.”“In the mean time we continue to ask our citizens and residents to form neighborhood watch groups, report suspicious behavior to Police, report any sloops that you may have knowledge of that may have TCI as its destination and do not harbor any illegal or criminals. This requires all hands on deck. A safer TCI depends on all of us.  We remain eager to assist as citizens and to be a more active and meaningful partner with those who have the constitutional and financial authority to curb this tide.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Westmoreland farmers to plant 70 hectares of Irish Potato

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, December 19, 2016 – Just over 70 hectares of Irish potato are expected to be planted by farmers in Westmoreland under the 2016/17 national Irish potato programme.  This is up from 31.2 hectares, which were planted by 101 farmers in the parish in 2015/16.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, said that emphasis will be placed on the Irish potato belts of New Works, Content, Holly Hill, Dillion Big Woods and Darliston.  He was speaking at a seminar held on December 15 at the Assemblies of God Church in Darliston, where planting material was handed over to farmers and technical advice provided.He told the farmers that their participation is key to achieving the production target under the programme.  “You are considered to be among the top producers of quality agricultural produce in the island and for that reason, you are urged to play a major role in the national programme,” he said.The Ministry is targeting the planting of 1,200 hectares of the crop across all production areas of the country for 2016/17.   This is expected to yield 15 million kilograms of Irish potatoes to meet national demand.  Mr. Hutchinson noted that the national Irish potato programme is a key part of the Government’s overall strategy to reduce imports, enhance Jamaica’s food and nutrition system, achieve self-sufficiency in agricultural production and provide more income for farmers.Similar seminars have been held in St. Elizabeth, Portland, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Mary and Trelawny with some 670 stakeholders participating.   Minister Hutchinson urged the farmers to make good use of the information provided at the sessions.  The national Irish potato programme is being undertaken at a cost of $1.1 billion, with a direct cash injection of $48.3 million from the Ministry, and training and technical support valued at over $700 million.Through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), 2,000 farmers will benefit from training, field visits and the monitoring of production areas.  The training will include spray calibration, new planting techniques and appropriate use of fertilizer. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Illegal Sloop Intercepted

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 6, 2017 –  A motorized wooden boat from Haiti was intercepted at approximately 11:30 am on Thursday 5th January 2017 at 23 miles South East of Providenciales. The vessel was spotted by officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force- Marine Branch.The 25-foot yellow and blue boat powered by one engine and sail were escorted to the South Dock port where officials from various Police units, Border Control, and other Government and Non-Government agencies were on hand to assist with the processing of these individuals. There were 84 souls on board consisting of (seventy (70) males and fourteen (14) females).  All 84 persons were later transported to the Detention Centre for further processing and detention.  A search for illegal drugs and firearms were conducted on the sloop, but nothing was found.The communities of the Turks and Caicos Islands are encouraged to contact law enforcement with any information concerning the whereabouts of any illegal migrants or on pending sloop arrivals. #MagneticNewsMedia#illegalHaitians Related Items:#illegalHaitians, #MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Stealth mode for Operation Guardian, TCI Governor keeping Nat’l Security secretslast_img read more

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Deadly stabbing in Old Town leaves one dead

first_img July 21, 2018 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) – Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday on a sidewalk in the Old Town community of San Diego.Police received a call at 1 a.m. of an injured person in the 4500 block of Pacific Coast Highway, said San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree.Officers arriving at the scene found a man lying on the sidewalk suffering from lacerations and trauma to his upper torso, Dupree said. Arriving paramedics treated the man, who eventually was pronounced dead at the scene.The San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit asked anyone with information regarding this incident to call them at (619) 531-2293. KUSI Newsroom, Deadly stabbing in Old Town leaves one deadcenter_img Updated: 9:57 AM Posted: July 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Steve Swaney named new chief of Heartland Fire and Rescue

first_imgSteve Swaney named new chief of Heartland Fire and Rescue FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Posted: October 17, 2018 October 17, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove Wednesday named a firefighting veteran of more than three decades as the fire chief of the jointly-managed Heartland Fire and Rescue.Steve Swaney will replace Colin Stowell as Heartland’s fire chief, effective Oct. 20, according to the city managers from El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove.Stowell was sworn in as San Diego’s fire-rescue chief in August after serving as Heartland’s fire chief for two years.Swaney has worked with the City of El Cajon, and subsequently Heartland Fire and Rescue, since 1985. Swaney most recently served as a Heartland division chief, overseeing day-to-day operations of fire stations across the three cities. He has also served as fire chief for the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District and is a Federal Emergency Management Agency- certified canine evaluator.“It is an honor to have been chosen as the next fire chief of Heartland Fire & Rescue and I am excited for the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” he said.The local governments of El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove created Heartland Fire and Rescue in 2010 to jointly manage fire safety and emergency preparedness. The three cities share funding duties for the organization and are able to circumvent theoretical concerns of management overlap that separate fire rescue organizations could bring.last_img read more

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Scripps Health launches drug takeback kiosks

first_img KUSI Newsroom Scripps Health launches drug take-back kiosks October 23, 2018 Posted: October 23, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scripps Health Tuesday installed three permanent drug take-back kiosks.Residents can drop off expired, unused and unwanted pills from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the kiosks, which are attached to Scripps’ on-site pharmacies in La Jolla, Encinitas and the Hillcrest neighborhood.Scripps is the first health care provider in San Diego County to offer annual access to prescription drug disposal services, according to Dr. Ole Snyder, physician chair of the Scripps Opioid Stewardship Program.“The safest way to dispose of unused medications is by bringing them to a take-back location, but that’s not always easy,” Snyder said. “Scripps is changing that by making this service available year-round at no cost to the public at conveniently located sites which already are visited by patients.”Scripps aims to reduce the public’s use of and dependency on opioids through the Stewardship Program. Roughly 54 million people have used prescription drugs like opioids for nonmedical reasons at least once, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In addition, 62 percent of teenagers who have taken prescription drugs recreationally say they got them from their parents’ medicine cabinets.“This issue is of great importance to Scripps Health because many of the prescription drug overdose deaths that occur in the United States each year can be traced back to pill bottles left in home medicine cabinets,” Snyder said. “Drugs that remain unused following an injury or illness can pose a dangerous risk and temptation to others in the house, including visitors and workers.”This Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement agencies and county officials will host collection events for unwanted prescription drugs at 44 sites across the county.Visit www.scripps.org/services/pharmacy for more information. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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CA DMV causing problems for drivers after new license is deemed faulty

first_imgCA DMV causing problems for drivers after new license is deemed faulty 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)- More big problems at the California DMV. This time it’s about the new drivers license called Real ID. It’s designed to be used as a driver’s license and a passport when traveling on a plane.Problem is almost three million were issued and the feds now say there was an major issue.KUSI’s Dan Plante takes a look at the most recent DMV issue, as well as the other issues DMV had this year. December 28, 2018 Posted: December 28, 2018center_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 6:40 PM KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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SANDAG crime report shows no change in violent crime rates

first_img Posted: May 15, 2019 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo SANDAG crime report shows no change in violent crime rates 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) – Property crime in San Diego County reached its lowest rate in nearly 40 years in 2018, according to a report released today.The San Diego Association of Governments’ Criminal Justice Research Division studied the county’s crime rate from 1980 to 2019 and found that property crimes, including burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft,  declined from 62.63 crimes per 1,000 people in 1980 to fewer than 17 per 1,000 people in 2018.Property crimes peaked at 67.26 crimes per 1,000 people in 1989. The county’s property crime rate has also been at or below the national property crime rate every year since 1994, according to the report.Burglaries declined countywide in2018 for the sixth consecutive year to 8,267, the lowest number since 1980, when burglaries totaled 38,752.Larceny was the most common crime in the county last year, totaling 38,642 — up from 37,942 such crimes in 2017, but still well below the 1989 peak of 85,448, according to the SANDAG report.The county’s 2018 violent crime rate remained unchanged from the 2017 rate of 3.41 per 1,000 people. The region’s violent crime rate — which includes homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults — peaked at 9.76 per 1,000 people in 1992 and bottomed out at 3.28 in 2014.“When considering these statistics, it is important to note that while San Diego remains one of safest parts of the country, increased crime numbers may not always be a bad thing if it means better reporting of such crimes as rape or domestic violence,” said Cynthia Burke, SANDAG’s division director of criminal justice.The number of reported hate crimes declined from 95 in 2017 to 76 in 2018, according to SANDAG. More than half of reported hate crimes, 54 percent, were deemed to be motivated by race or ethnicity, while a quarter were motivated by sexual orientation and 21 percent by religion. Nearly 60 percent of race-motivated hate crimes were targeted at black residents.Lemon Grove had the most reported violent crimes in 2018 among jurisdictions within the county at 5.78 per 1,000 people, according to the report. Del Mar had the most reported property crimes with 27.3 per 1,000 people. Coronado had the fewest violent crimes at 0.83 per 1,000 while Poway had the fewest property crimes at 10.14 per 1,000.Full report: https://www.sandag.org/uploads/publicationid/publicationid_4587_25763.pdf Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 15, 2019last_img read more

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Murray sponsors bill to help dairy industry

first_imgDairy producers here and around the country could sidestep a repeat of the industry’s 2009 oversupply crisis, says U.S. Sen. Patty Murray., D-Wash.Murray has co-sponsored the newly introduced Dairy Price Stabilization Act with Vermont Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy. The bill is designed to prevent volatility in milk prices by requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine the market’s growth capacity every three months. Producers who exceed the percentage increase allowed by the USDA would pay a fee, which would be distributed to all farmers. The dairy industry suffered nationwide in 2009 when oversupply caused prices to fall below the cost of production. Washington is the 10th largest dairy producer in the country, including a handful of local operations.last_img read more

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Woodland council to vote on cardrooms Dec 6

first_img? Previously: The Oak Tree Restaurant’s owner asked the city council to overturn the city’s 25-year cardroom ban. In September, the council approved the first reading of the repeal.? What’s new: The city planning commission is working to establish an overlay district to limit cardrooms to certain areas of the city.? What’s next: The council will vote to approve an overlay district or interim zoning restrictions and take the final vote on overturning the cardroom ban on Dec. 6.After listening to months of public testimony and taking multiple votes, the Woodland City Council is poised to make a final decision on whether to allow cardrooms.The council has scheduled a final vote to overturn the 25-year ban on cardrooms at its meeting Dec. 6. The council approved the first reading on the ordinance in September by a vote of 5-1. The council is awaiting a recommendation on zoning from the city’s planning commission before taking the final vote.At a September meeting, Councilwoman Merilee McCall voted against overturning the ban because she worried about allowing cardrooms without more specific zoning restrictions. McCall urged the council to slow down the process and take the time to establish clearer parameters before reversing the prohibition.last_img read more

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