Javi Gracia is certain that Abdoulaye Doucoure shouldn’t rush on his move from the club because he can fulfil his European dream even with the Hornets if he will, in the end, decide to stay here.The new Watford coach knows that there are a couple of clubs interested in Doucoure and he would be keen on a potential transfer as well – but he believes that it wouldn’t be the right choice.The Spaniard spoke about his side’s talented player as he said, according to Sky Sports:Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.“Doucoure is playing for a very big team, playing in the Premier League and in the future I would like him to play with Watford in Europe.”“Maybe in the future, he can play with other big clubs who play in the Champions League.”“But what I feel at this moment is that all of our players are proud to belong at this club. They are concentrated on the next match and trying to put the team as high in the table as possible.”
Guillermo Ochoa could be lining up a switch from Standard Liege in Belgium to last seasons runners-up in Serie A – according to his agent. Ochoa received worldwide acclaim for his performances for Mexico during the 2014 World Cup and is currently on duty in Russia for his national side, starring in their opening game victory against Germany.Speaking to CalcioNapoli24 as reported by Football Italia today, the goalkeeper’s representative Jorge Berlanga had this to say: “He’s played for many teams, he’s now at Standard Liege and he’s a leading light for the Mexican national team at the World Cup, like he showed against Germany.”“Who wouldn’t like to play in the Champions League? Still, no offers have arrived regarding this.”“On the other hand, he would be very happy to join Napoli and be coached by Carlo Ancelotti.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0. Para que estemos motivados este lunes. ??¡A seguir trabajando duro, Incondicionales! ⚡#NadaNosDetiene | #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/bWzg1L5nYT— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) June 18, 2018Mexico will be hoping to build on their huge victory over the reigning world champions in Russia, with their next game against South Korea scheduled to take place this coming Saturday.
In his first official press conference as the new Spain boss, Luis Enrique outlined his aim to “continue the work” that both his predecessors Julen Lopetegui and Fernando Hierro accomplishedRFF president Luis Rubiales announced the appointment of Enrique over a week ago, in what he had described as a “unanimous” decision by the federation.It will mark the first time Enrique has been in football management since his departure from Barcelona in 2017.Having been previously been linked with the managerial vacancies at Arsenal and Chelsea, the 48-year-old surprisingly took up the challenge of taking charge of the Spanish national team following their disastrous World Cup campaign that had seen head coach Lopetegui fired on the eve of their first game and Hierro only being able to take the side past the group stages.“The aim is to continue the work of Lopetegui and Hierro,” said Enrique, according to Football-Espana.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“We have been analysing everything and we believe the foundations are in place to continue to carry on and re-find success for the team.“Both men worked extremely hard in their roles and we thank them for everything but football is a continuous cycle and winning trophies is not easy.“At Barcelona we had similar ideas of evolution, taking decisions based on ideas of winning more matches and more trophies.“I know what this job entails, and I am fortunate enough to have the trust of the president, whom I thank, and I hope I can impress in the role.“I am very excited for the big challenges that await.”
The Manchester United caretaker had to tell his team to not “feel sorry for yourself” after they lost 2-0 at home against PSG.Paris Saint-Germain came to Old Trafford and went back to France with a 2-0 victory over hosts Manchester United.The game was part of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And in his first defeat after being assigned caretaker of the club, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to his players.“Don’t feel sorry for yourself,” Solskjaer was quoted by the Manchester United official site.“This is something you’ve got to learn from. This is a level up from what we’re used to. They were experienced, they bought some fouls – things like this, this is just part of their learning as players.”“Many of our players are very young. It’s the first time Jesse and Marcus will play a proper Champions League game at Old Trafford. So, learn from that. You can’t feel sorry for yourself,” he added.Liverpool 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.“We have to bounce back,” he said. “At this club, you have to bounce back. In a tournament like the Champions League, it’s going to be difficult whoever you play against but our bread and butter is the league and we’ve got the FA Cup against Chelsea as well.”“We have to look forward. We’ve got Chelsea and Liverpool in the next two games. Whoever is feeling sorry for themselves they will not play, probably, against Chelsea,” he commented.“We’ve got so many games to play for, so no. You can see the reaction in the changing room, they’re disappointed but there is some determination and desire there to put it right.”“When we go to Paris we’ll give it a go. Of course, it’s a difficult mountain to climb but it’s not impossible if we get to half-time with a 1-0 lead, that’s what we’ve got to look for,” he concluded.🔴⚪️⚫️ #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Related Items:colm delves, digicel, malaysia, myanmar Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Oct 2015 – From the region.. Big news from telecommunications giant Digicel, the company announced that if all goes well it will finalize the sale of a 75% stake in Digicel Asian Holdings Pte Ltd., the parent company of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company Ltd, to Edotco Group (Sdn Bhd) – a Malaysian based company.If Digicel receives the green light, the sale could be finalized by November 30, 2015.A statement from the TCI branch said, “The transaction values 100% of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company, on a cash and debt free basis, at USD$221 million.”Digicel Group CEO, Colm Delves, commented; “The sale represents a strong return on our investment in Digicel Myanmar Tower Company and I would like to thank all the staff at MTC for their significant efforts over the past two years in making the company such a success.” Digicel currently operates in 31 markers in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions.Digicel currently operates in 31 markers in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions. Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Thousands without power in TCI
Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Related Items:eliza simons primary school, ministry of education, septic truck Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – It is suspected that the high tide in Grand Turk may have something to do with the backed up sewer lines in the Capital; there were overflowing toilets at the House of Assembly where last week Tuesday, there was sea water flooding the NJS Francis Building. On Friday, the septic tank at Eliza Simons Primary forced the school to close for two days. The Ministry of Education reported that the institution will reopen today as officials wanted to ensure the school was scoured properly to avert any other problems. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Ministry of Education Announces Registration 2016-2017 for Public Schools in the Turks & Caicos Islands Recommended for you
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 –FortisTCI (the Company) announced on February 6, 2017, at a joint press conference alongside the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA), the establishment of the Country’s first Youth Football League.The FortisTCI Youth League will begin on March 4, 2017, and last through early June, at which time teams will compete for the coveted FortisTCI Cup. There will be 22 teams in the league, children ages 13 and under, consisting of an estimated 282 participants. There will be eight boy and eight girl teams for the U11 and U9 divisions, and six U13 co-ed teams.The TCIFA was founded in 1996 and became a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 1998. The non-for-profit focuses on football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands and is led today by Sonia Bien-Aime, the Association’s first female President elected in 2014. Ms. Bien-Aime has also been a FIFA council member since 2013.Speaking about the new league, Ms. Bien-Aime said, “The TCIFA is excited to be partners with FortisTCI on this new Youth League. We recognize that the growth and development of football in TCI has its genesis in our grassroots and youth programs. It is on this infrastructure that we build towards our national teams, and as such, we eagerly embrace this sponsorship by one of the leaders in our corporate community. We see this joint venture as one that will grow and evolve to the benefit of our young population both on and off the field. This, in turn, will be fruitful to the ultimate goal of nation building.” FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell added, “FortisTCI is a strong supporter of youth programs throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, particularly in the areas of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture. The Company is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the TCIFA on what will undoubtedly be an experience of a lifetime for these young and talented football players. Organized sports do far more than provide a positive outlet for our youth. Well run organizations such as the TCIFA, and others that we sponsor promotes the development of young people in a particular area and provides life skills that will be useful once these children become young adults and enter society on their own. Again, we are pleased to support the TCIFA, and the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Leading up to the first day of league games, FortisTCI and the TCIFA will host an opening ceremony and parade march to introduce teams, players, and coaches, to the community.#MagneticMediaNews #FortisTCI #TCIFAYouthLeague Premier salutes FortisTCI on round the clock work to restore electricity and visits 14 resorts after June 4 black out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIFAYouthLeague, FORTIStci Recommended for you Editorial: Listen to your Mama FortisTCI ready for the building boom and consumer demand for electricity; plans in place and new ones coming says CEO
The German-born American goalkeeper hopes his time with the United States senior national team will help his debut in the leagueGoalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann was born in Germany but has defended the national colors of the United States since 2014.He’s now been called up for today’s match between England and the USA, and he hopes this will help his debut in the German Bundesliga soon for Hertha Berlin.“I think we all had varying reasons to go abroad,” Klinsmann explained to bundesliga.com.“[But] the biggest one I think would be that the Bundesliga has had a good reputation of giving young players a chance to play. Most clubs are known for developing talent and that age is only a number.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’m learning a lot here and we have a very good working relationship with all the keepers at Hertha which I’m grateful for,” he added.“But also at the end of the day, I have my sights set on the spot above me. We need to climb and be able to put pressure on the No. 1 as well.”“I was always a striker or attacking mid but at one point just hopped in goal for fun during a break at school,” he explained.“I loved diving around and making those big saves. I eventually asked to go in goal for my club and I stayed there. My dad used to shoot on me a bit in our backyard or on the school fields, and he usually scored so that was some good motivation to get better!”
Juventus fans have voted for Cristiano Ronaldo as their Player of the month for NovemberThe 33-year-old forward’s impressive start to life in Turin continued last month by becoming Juventus’ first debutant since John Charles in the 1957/58 campaign to score at least 10 Serie A goals in his opening 14 matches.Ronaldo played five times for Juventus in November in both the Serie A and the Champions League with three goals and two assists made in the process.The Portuguese’s instant impact in Turin has even caused head coach Massimiliano Allegri to hand him credit for their stunning start to the season.“Cristiano is very calm and is working well,” said Allegri in October.“He’s been very humble and has brought even more focus and a sense of responsibility to the team.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Besides scoring goals, which he does best, he’s also great at providing assists.”The club website announced that Ronaldo will be presented the MVP of the Month award by a member of the Juventus fan club before the start of tonight’s game against Inter Milan.The first Derby d’Italia of the season between Juventus and Inter will begin at 20:45 (CET) at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.MVP of the Month Powered by @EA_FIFA_Italia The winner is @Cristiano ! 🎉 ⚫️⚪️https://t.co/8Ta2X567Vu pic.twitter.com/xVrayPgXwb— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) December 6, 2018
Wolverhampton and Huddersfield will play tonight, and the Wolves will have no mercy over the last-place Premier League team.Wolverhampton Wanderers will pay a visit to English Premier League last place team Huddersfield Town tonight.The Wolves are currently in the seventh position of the table with 40 points, while Huddersfield is at the bottom with only 11 points.One of Huddersfield’s only wins came against Wolverhampton earlier this week at Molineux stadium.And this is the reason playmaker Ruben Neves says his team will not have mercy on them.“We will play as we want to play, with our identity. Trying to play well, trying to be organized and do what we do every game,” he told The Birmingham Mail.“We will try to achieve the three points, but mainly play good, because if we play good, if we are in shape, if we are organized, we are closer to getting the three points and come home with another win.”“Every game we don’t win is really disappointing. But I think that Huddersfield game at home was one of our worst games,” he added.“We were in a bad moment, in that month, but the big teams are not the ones that win every game, we have to know that something is wrong, and you have to bounce back. We did it, and we did it well.”Liverpool 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.“We don’t think about that game now. We are in good form and we want to keep on going, winning games and achieve the maximum points as we can,” he commented.“We want to look forward and want to achieve the maximum points we can. We don’t have points target. We only think game-by-game and we always want to win each game.”“I think that will make the difference in our team because we want to win every game, it doesn’t matter the opponent, the stadium, we always want to be us and to play like we want to play, and, if we can, win every game,” he explained.We scored four at the John Smith’s Stadium back in 2015, including Conor Coady’s first goal for the club!**Five months before he signed for us…🐺👀 pic.twitter.com/PDGylnTcS0— Wolves (@Wolves) February 26, 2019
Jessica Ranck, July 22, 2017 Politicians set to hold panel at Comic-Con Posted: July 22, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Sunday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.A group of elected officials, generally from the left side of the political spectrum will take part in a panel that will look at what would be required to repair damage after epic battles in cities.Scheduled participants are state Treasurer John Chiang, a candidate for governor; state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones; former assemblyman and county supervisor candidate Nathan Fletcher; Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez; San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez; and Oceanside City Councilwoman Esther Sanchez.The 11 a.m. panel will be moderated by political activist Rena Marrocco, who goes by “The Liberal Diva” on Twitter.Also on the political front, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will make his annual Comic-Con appearance to discuss his graphic novel trilogy “March,” which recounts his role in the civil rights movement. He will also lead a commemorative march during the panel at 10 a.m.Leading a big-name celebrity parade will be actress Charlize Theron, who as become an action star after roles in movies such as “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Fate of the Furious” and atomic Blonde,” which opens next week. The spotlight on Theron will begin at 2 p.m. in Hall H.The largest of the convention center’s ballrooms, Hall H,, will also be where Warner Bros. presents upcoming films including “Blade Runner 2049” and “Justice League.” The panel, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will feature filmmaker Steven Spielberg and stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Robin Wright.Actor David Duchovny will also make an appearance at Comic-Con to discuss an Audible revival of “The X-Files.”Panels run from 10 a.m. to midnight at the convention center, Central Library, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the Horton Grand Theatre and the Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina.Organizers strongly suggest using public transportation.A free shuttle bus service is operating 24 hours a day, stopping at 63 locations in downtown, Mission Valley, Harbor Island and Shelter Island through Sunday evening.The Metropolitan Transit System announced that Green Line trolleys will run every 7 and 1/2 minutes between Qualcomm Stadium and the 12th and Imperial Transit Center through Sunday. Blue and Orange line trains will increase in frequency during peak travel times, according to the MTS.The transit agency said passengers can use its new Compass Cloud mobile app to purchase ride tickets in advance. The MTS also has 22 bus routes with downtown stops. Categories: Local San Diego News, San Diego Comic-Con 2017 FacebookTwitter Jessica Ranck
Spoke with @CBP agents at the El Centro Station in Imperial, CA & made clear that as we continue to fight for an immigration system that puts hardworking Americans FIRST, the Trump Admin will ALWAYS stand with the men & women who stand on the frontlines to protect the homeland. pic.twitter.com/mUyM8gTnNr— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 30, 2018Plans for the Calexico border fence, a replacement barrier, began in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported. President Donald Trump sowed confusion last month when he tweeted photos of the Calexico construction and wrote “Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!”CBP officials had previously emphasized the Calexico border barrier shouldn’t be confused with the yet-to-be-built wall that Trump made a central promise of his presidential campaign.Air Force Two arrived at Naval Air Facility El Centro Monday morning. Pence departed by motorcade to nearby Calexico to tour the barrier construction site joined by Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez, Director of Field Operations Pete Flores and Yuma Branch Director Sylvia Carrizozo.Afterward, the vice president made his remarks to DHS and Border Patrol personnel. He discussed during his speech the so-called caravan of migrants that arrived at the San Ysidro port of entry on Monday, an occurrence that “cries out for action.”“As President Trump said on Saturday night, this situation is a direct result of our weak immigration laws and our porous border. This caravan, like those who have gone before, is also rightly understood as a deliberate attempt to undermine the laws of this country and the sovereignty of the United States,” Pence said.The caravan migrants, many of them fleeing gang violence in Honduras, are seeking asylum in the U.S. Pence said they’re being exploited by “open-border political activists and an agenda-driven media.”Pence made his way to Imperial County from Los Angeles, where he arrived Saturday afternoon for a private tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He also attended fundraisers in Malibu and Beverly Hills. Updated: 10:10 PM Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: April 30, 2018 April 30, 2018 Vice President Pence visits Calexico border wall construction site 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) — Vice President Mike Pence stood at the U.S. border with Mexico, some 100 miles east of San Diego Monday, and said federal agents will no longer “catch and release” those persons violating immigration laws.After receiving a briefing on the construction of the border wall from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, Pence addressed Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol employees at the nearby El Centro Border Patrol Station, 18 miles north of the new replacement border fence under construction in Calexico. Dan Plante During his speech, the vice president reinforced the need to curb immigration, legal or otherwise.“Under this president, this administration, we will not rest until Congress passes legislation that will modernize our immigration laws and remove the message and the incentive of people to the south to try to enter our country by any means,” Pence said.Pence specifically mentioned “cracking down on catch and release,” the unofficial name for a protocol where unlawful immigrants are released while they wait for a hearing with an immigration judge. He also said the U.S. should end chain migration and lottery immigration systems, combat so-called sanctuary cities and fund a border wall. Dan Plante,
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 SettingsMOUNT SOLEDAD (KUSI) — San Diego County’s most well-known monument to those who have served as the setting for one of the largest local observances of Memorial Day.A crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered Monday at the foot of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial to show their appreciation for the generations of men and women who put country above self.For Cindy Turner, the day brought back memories of her dad, who turned his back on a promising career as a professional baseball player.Instead of accepting a shot to play for the Chicago Cubs, her father, Robert Mayo joined the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War Two. We found Cindy looking at her father’s plaque which was purchased as a Father’s Day gift after he died.There are so many stories told by the plaques on the memorial’s walls — nearly 5,000 of them.These are the stories of the Americans who fell in battle, but also those who risked their lives and survived.The cross on Mt. Soledad has its own story to tell.Surviving 25 years of legal challenges, the memorial was saved for perpetuity, when the land on which the cross and memorial stand was finally sold to the private non-profit association that operates the memorial. The Mt. Soledad site is the only one in the nation that honors all veterans from all wars, including the living.The ceremony honored Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant who became the nation’s 18th president.He was the first military leader to preside over what was called “Decoration Day,” when flowers were strewn over the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers.The observance of “Decoration Day” was a precursor to the contemporary holiday which Americans know as Memorial Day. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Honoring service and sacrifices of America’s veterans at Mount Soledad Sasha Foo May 28, 2018 Posted: May 28, 2018 Updated: 10:26 PM
FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom September 25, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – Agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have posted a Notice of Suspension at the Firewater Saloon located at 406 Pier View Way in the city of Oceanside. The business is prohibited from serving, selling or allowing consumption of alcohol indefinitely. The owner must transfer the license to another person or persons within the next 180 days or the license will be revoked.The suspension is the result of an investigation conducted by the ABC and Oceanside Police Department related to disorderly activity as defined by California Business and Professions Code Section 25601.From December 2016 through July 2018, police responded and took action numerous times for incidents such as fights, assaults, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. Because there were so many calls for service this created a law enforcement problem and a drain on police resources.ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC licensees and their employees are encouraged to take ABC’s LEAD training online or in a classroom setting to help achieve higher compliance with alcoholic beverage laws. LEAD stands for Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs.To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities, prevent alcohol-related harm and potentially save lives visit https://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/programs_PE.html. ABC suspends Firewater Saloon’s alcohol license in Oceanside
KUSI Newsroom Blue counterfeit pills suspected to be cause of several deaths in the last 36 hours SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities warned the public today to beware of counterfeit oxycodone pills linked to four overdose deaths this week in the San Diego area.The blue tablets, known as M-30s, have been involved in fatalities in Lakeside, Poway, Santee and Valley Center over a 24-hour hour period beginning Wednesday, according to sheriff’s officials.The highly dangerous street drug, a common form of counterfeit oxycodone, contains fentanyl, a narcotic so powerful that a speck the size of a grain of salt can kill a person, authorities said.Detectives are working with first responders in the region to see if they have received similar overdose calls in recent days, according to the sheriff’s department, which advises that any pill obtained without a prescription should be considered unsafe for consumption. July 25, 2019 Updated: 6:56 PM KUSI Newsroom, Anyone with information is urged to call the @sdcrimestoppers anonymous tip line: 888-580-8477. If you or someone you know has a problem with drugs, call the County Crisis Hotline: 888-724-7240. @SDSheriff has a program for unwanted and unused medication: https://t.co/K9bFxqsEMY pic.twitter.com/I2jsmd4sFX— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) July 25, 2019 Posted: July 25, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Joseph H. Layton, Jr., a soybean, corn and grape producer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, emphasized the priority need for increased federal funding for food and agricultural research, extension and education at an oversight hearing convened today by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Research regarding implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill Research Title. Layton testified as a producer and on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (National C-FAR), and the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.”We are all customers—farmers, consumers and, yes, even Congress—who are dependent upon our food and ag research programs for sound answers,” Layton said. “We must seize this historic opportunity to come together in support of increased federal funding for both fundamental and applied research if we are to expect our researchers to provide the science-based outcomes needed to meet multiple challenges we are facing, both known and unknown.”Layton expressed excitement about the vision and leadership that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Rajiv Shah and newly appointed National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director Roger Beachy are bringing to USDA’s research mission, pledging that ASA and National C-FAR would work with USDA on the new roadmap to implement Research Title reforms and to work with the Administration and Congress in support of critical increases in funding.Layton pointed out that the Research Title of the 2008 Farm Bill represents the nation’s signature federal investment in the future of the food and agricultural sector, with the success of every other Title in the Farm Bill and those who are charged with carrying out their respective missions dependent in significant part on scientific outcomes and tools generated by research programs.”Research reforms we all support will not work if the USDA research mission remains seriously underfunded,” warned Layton. He said the NAREEE Advisory Board had taken a detailed look at several research areas and had been concerned about the insufficient level of funding in all instances. The ag leader called for increasing funding for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to the fully authorized level of $700 million annually as soon as possible, as part of increased funding overall for both extramural and intramural research.National C-FAR (http://www.ncfar.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, consensus-based, and customer-led coalition that brings food, agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and natural resource stakeholders together with the food and agriculture research and extension community, serving as a forum and a unified voice in support of sustaining and increasing public investment at the national level in food and agricultural research, extension, and education. Layton is National C-FAR President.ASA (https://soygrowers.com) represents 22,000 producer members on national issues of importance to all U.S. soybean farmers. Layton serves on the ASA Board and represents ASA on the National C-FAR Board.The NAREEE Advisory Board, established by Congress, provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture, land-grant colleges and universities, and to the Congress on top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension and economics. The Board is made up of 25 members, each of which represents a specific category of U.S. agricultural stakeholders.
Rodney Smith, former director of the Nebraska Soybean Association and grower from southeast Nebraska, took a moment to tell us why he chooses to support the World Soy Foundation (WSF)—specifically the Acre Challenge. The Acre Challenge, a fundraising campaign started by farmers FOR farmers, is a way U.S. soybean farmers can help alleviate hunger and malnutrition around the world by donating the value of an acre of soybeans. The campaign begins Oct. 1 and runs for a full year. Just one acre of soybeans can make a life-changing difference. Did you know that one acre of soybeans, when converted into soybean oil and soy flour, provides enough high-quality fat and protein to meet the daily requirements for a balanced diet for 80 people for over a month?The WSF is still celebrating Acre Challenge Month and working toward reaching our goal of $100,000 raised through the Campaign. We’re more than 85 percent of the way there and want to carry the momentum right through September.Check out this quick VIDEO of Rodney as part of the “Why I Support” series, as he explains why he chooses to join the WSF in reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!Thank you, Rodney, for your support! If you’d like to join Rodney in helping to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy, visit us online, or check us out on Twitter (@TheWSF), Facebook and YouTube!
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Governing Board, including ASA representative Mike Cunningham (IL), ASA past President Ron Heck (IA) and other soybean farmers, met in Washington, D.C this week. In addition to board business, the soybean and biodiesel industry leaders took time to visit with key congressional offices to discuss the biodiesel tax credit and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The feedback received indicated a lot of uncertainty on the prospects for legislative action in 2017 on tax reform and the biodiesel tax credit.Many agreed that the outlook will remain uncertain unless and until the Senate concludes the process of confirming nominees for the Trump cabinet and the Supreme Court, and gets through the efforts to repeal and potentially replace the Affordable Care Act. Currently, the House leadership has indicated their intent to focus on tax reform from late spring through the summer, while the Senate is more likely to focus on tax issues later in the year.
Vancouver — The Vancouver Watersheds Alliance and Oregon-based nonprofit SOLVE will host a community cleanup in Vancouver’s Central Park area Saturday.Volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. After starting the day with donated bagels and coffee, participants will break into groups and clean up the area, organizers said. The effort will extend as far as the Columbia River to the south, according to the watersheds alliance.Residents can find a registration form at http://www.vancouverwatersheds.org, though it’s not required to participate. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.The cleanup will continue through at least 12 p.m.
County Commissioner Marc Boldt and his political challenger, David Madore, participated in a live chat this afternoon on The Columbian’s website. To replay the live chat with the two Republican candidates in District 2, follow this link.All four Clark County commissioner candidates agreed to participate in live web chats this week. The first live chat took place yesterday afternoon and concentrated on the District 1 race between Republican Commissioner Tom Mielke and his Democratic opponent, Joe Tanner. To watch a replay of that chat, click here.Ballots for the Nov. 6 general election will be mailed to voters on Oct. 15.