Year: 2019

VAR for World Cup not very clever – Blatter

first_imgSepp Blatter has critised the decision to allow the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the upcoming World Cup as “not very clever”The former FIFA president was very critical of his successor, Gianni Infantino, for permitting the use of the system with Blatter believing that the fans in Russia will not feel comfortable with it.“For a purist in football, as I am, I think it is an innovation which is going too fast,” said Blatter, according to the BBC.IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Most of the referees have never worked this system. To go to the World Cup and introduce this system in the World Cup, I think it is not very clever.“I don’t feel comfortable, definitely not, and spectators don’t feel comfortable.”Previously Blatter was the FIFA president for 17 years, before being removed from the post after a corruption scandal in 2015. The 82 year-old is currently serving a reduced six year ban from sporting competitions.last_img read more

Ceballos I have nothing to reproach Zidane for

first_imgReal Madrid’s midfielder Dani Ceballos has admitted that he had no complaints regarding Zinedine Zidane’s treatment of him even as Real Madrid’s winning start to the LaLiga Santander season was dominated by his obviously great performance.Ceballos who is on the fringes of the Los Blancos team in his debut season in the Spanish capital hopes to be afforded many more chances to prove himself under Julen Lopetegui.“I have no complaints about Zidane, he made me more mature,” he explained in his post-match interview.The former Porto coach is renowned for his ability at working with young players after his spells with the Spanish youth teams, and getting the best out of Ceballosis one of his biggest tasks.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.“It was difficult after a whole year of hardly playing to gain confidence,” he admitted via Marca.“I have this chance based on my hard work.“I’m very happy and I couldn’t be prouder.”last_img read more

Hugo Lloris out for Tottenham

first_imgTottenham have announced that captain Hugo Lloris will be unavailable this weekend with a thigh injuryThe French goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes of Spurs’ surprise 3-0 win over Manchester United on Monday night at Old Trafford.This was despite the fact that Lloris had been arrested and charged with drink-driving by the Metropolitan Police last week.Now Spurs have announced that the 31-year-old will be unavailable due to a thigh problem for this Sunday’s trip to Watford, where the club will hope to continue their perfect start to the season.Meanwhile, compatriot Moussa Sissoko is also set to miss out with a hamstring injury.Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela is a doubt with a hamstring issue.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But manager Mauricio Pochettino looks like he will be able to count of the services of defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama.The 27-year-old Kenyan has made a return to full training.TEAM NEWS: Hugo Lloris (thigh) and @MoussaSissoko (hamstring) are unavailable for this weekend’s match.#COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2018last_img read more

Even Messi would struggle in United Scholes

first_imgThe former footballer believes the English Premier League team makes world-class players suffer when they come to the clubManchester United is currently living its worst start in an English Premier League season.The Red Devils are currently in the eighth position with 13 points from 8 matches.And for former footballer Paul Scholes, there’s something in the club that turns off world-class talent.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I look at the current squad and I don’t think there’s a lack of quality there,” Scholes told ESPN.“I do think they miss a couple of real class players that other top teams seem to have.”“I’m thinking of a De Bruyne, Hazard or David Silva, a link player between the midfield and the forwards,” he added.“But it feels like every player who comes into the team struggles. I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team.”last_img read more

Martino denies he was Messis pawn in Argentina

first_imgAtlanta United manager Gerardo Martino, confirmed that he never did Lionel Messi’s bidding when he managed Argentina back in the day.During the time in which Messi has played for the Argentina National Team, there has always been a conversation that suggests many managers like Gerardo Martino received orders from him.When it wasn’t which player he wanted to bring to the tournaments, it was the style of play and many modifications. But none of this information has ever been proved, and many of these managers take these claims as a very serious accusation.Manager Gerardo Martino recently spoke to the media about this, he blatantly denies having received any kind of order from Lionel Messi during his time with the Albiceleste.🇦🇷⚽ Entrevista completa del Tata Martino desde Atlanta. El entrenador argentino habló de todo: presente, futuro, Selección Argentina y Messi ➡ colectiva con los colegas, @MelukLeCuenta , @cesaralo y @ESPN_JorgeRamos.— Daniel Arcucci (@daniarcucci) October 22, 2018“I never did what Messi demanded. That is a completely fabricated myth, a lot of people came out to talk about it,” said Martino to Daniel Arcucci’s website.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I’m not the one who needed to come out an deny it, the lies were uncovered by facts. You have to sit down and analyze who played the 2014 World Cup, who returned in 2015 and said they wouldn’t return.”“Who came back in 2017 and also said they wouldn’t return. When things like that happen, one must sit down and analyze.”#FCB 🔵🔴 | Tata Martino habla de su relación con Messi— Diario SPORT (@sport) October 23, 2018“My happiest moment as a manager was when I coached the Paraguay National Team. It was 5 years in which I managed to be a happy man. We still have an instant messaging group that we call ‘South Africa 2010’.”“They all get together once a month and they send me pictures. In football, there are sometimes technical difficulties that take place, which is exactly what happened there. Right now all I think about is Atlanta United.”“I keep thinking about the possibility of becoming an MLS champion, winning the title. There are very few fixtures left. We qualified to the Concacaf Champions League. That is the only thing I think about right now,” he concluded.last_img read more

De Jong explains how he plays on the field

first_imgThe Dutch wonderkid loves playing football and he has taken his time to explain why he’s in love with the beautiful gameFrenki de Jong is making big headlines for AFC Ajax and the Netherlands national team.The young footballer loves the sport, and he shows this passion on the field.“When I am on the pitch I play on intuition but I think a lot about the game as well,” he told The Guardian.edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“With my intuition, it is not just that I receive the ball and always think ‘I’m going to do this’ straight away, even though it just happens that way sometimes.”“Most good players play on intuition. Everyone has a little but I don’t know if you can learn it,” he explained.“Sometimes I’m planning. I’m always searching for the pass. I’m always looking to see my teammate. ‘Is he free?’ Then you already know what to do.”“But sometimes the situation can change. Then you have to react and use your intuition. I try to have a picture when I receive the ball and know where everyone is. That’s one of the most important things for a midfielder,” he added.last_img read more

Tuchel It will be super difficult for Neymar to face Man

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel admits Neymar will likely be unavailable for their trip to Manchester United in next month’s Champions League clash.The 26-year-old forward damaged the same metatarsal he broke last February during PSG’s 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last Wednesday.The injury occurred following a challenge from Strasbourg midfielder Moataz Zemzemi, which forced Tuchel to replace Neymar in the 62nd-minute for Moussa Diaby.Therefore, the former Barcelona star was absent in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Rennes in Ligue 1 for PSG.Speaking after the game, Tuchel confirmed that Neymar will likely be out of the squad that will travel to Old Trafford on February 12 for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against United.“It’s going to be super difficult,” Tuchel told Canal Plus.“As I explained [on Saturday] it’s too early to talk about a return date. We have to wait for the first week, which is very important, and his reaction to treatment.“Only after that can we be more precise. But it’s going to be super difficult – that’s not a secret.”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.In light of Marco Verratti’s ankle injury and Adrien Rabiot’s suspension from the team, PSG are lacking midfield options with defenders Marquinhos and Dani Alves playing in the central midfield on Sunday.This has caused Tuchel to urge the PSG board to hurry up with bringing in recruits before this month’s transfer window closes.Napoli midfielder Allan and Zenit star Leandro Paredes have both linked with moves to PSG with the latter understood to be the more likely of the duo.Although Tuchel made light of the situation at the Parc Des Princes after a deal for Paredes failed to go through over the weekend.“I’ve been expecting him already for a few days, but he isn’t here,” added Tuchel.“I’ve been looking in the shower, in the dressing room, in the treatment room, with the goalkeepers… but he isn’t there.”A brace from Edinson Cavani along with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe’s goals secured PSG a 4-1 win against Rennes and maintained their 13-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.last_img read more

Cable Wireless Communications CWC achieves Cisco Advanced Cloud and Managed Services Certification

first_img CWC and Columbus Promise to Protect Consumer Interest Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNovember 28, 2014 – Cable & Wireless Communications announced today it recently achieved the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification. This certification recognizes Cable & Wireless as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.Laurie Bowen, CEO of Cable & Wireless Business Solutions said: “We are honored to have achieved this important certification from Cisco which reaffirms our focus on expanding our products and solutions portfolio and constantly work towards meeting our customers’ needs.”The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Cable & Wireless to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Cable & Wireless will offer Cisco Powered services and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.This certification adds to the current list of Cisco certifications for Business and Government Managed Services held by Cable & Wireless including: Premier Certified Partner, Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization, Advanced Routing & Switching, Cisco Powered MPLS VPN and Cisco Metro Ethernet, Cisco Telepresence Video SMB Program, among others. Related Items:cable and wireless communications, cisco, cisco cloud, Laurie Bowen Cable & Wireless Communications’ Shareholders Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Merger with Columbus International Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cable & Wireless Wins the Americas TMT Deal of the Year Award 2014last_img read more

CARICOM welcomes Ban Ki Moon at Barbados conclave

first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Jul 2015 – CARICOM today welcomed the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon when its two day summit opened in Bridgetown, Barbados.Among the major issues on the agenda is the ongoing saga between the Dominican Republic and its recent stance on generations of Haitians living in that country. The move to deport tens of thousands of Haitians said to be without proper status has caused outbreaks of violence and comments of outrage in the international community. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Ban Ki Moon, barbados, CARICOM, United Nations Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesdaylast_img read more

Teenagers in Police custody and court trial startling

first_img Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jul 2015 – Police have in custody a 15 year old, we understand in connection to that man found early Friday morning nearly beaten to death on Aviation Drive, which is near Club 2005. The man suffered injuries about the head, chest and legs. Despite this questioning of an alleged suspect, Police today confirmed that they are still in need of information in the investigation and are asking the public to help. Also from Police; Allegedly being found in possession of about a tablespoon of marijuana on Thursday has landed a Bay Road man into Police custody after a search warrant turned up the controlled substance. Marlo Glinton, 33, was charged in Magistrate’s Court and fined $500; Glinton has two weeks to pay the fine or face being jailed for the Cannabis. Police also report that four teenage girls were on Friday charged with assaulting another female student in an incident from April 23. The youngsters are really young: Two 15 year olds, a 16 year old and a 17 year old are not done with this serious charge as yet, and will on Thursday re-appear in court. Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cannabis, court, marlo glinton, police, teenagers Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival goes to Gourmet Safari

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:amanyara, Blue Haven Resort, Caribbean food and wine festival, coyaba, gourmet safari, Seven Stars, the palms, West Bay Club Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Resort Security catches illegals on speed boat Providenciales, 06 nov 2015 – The highly successful and highly anticipated Caribbean Food and Wine Festival continues this weekend in Providenciales. Tonight foodies and wine lovers take the Gourmet Safari which begins at the Grace Bay Club, moves to Coyaba, graces the Seven Stars, finds its way to The Palms with the finale meal served at the Gansevoort. West Bay Club will host the Food & Wine Pairing tomorrow early in the day and later on Saturday is the Island Street Jerk Festival at Salt, Blue Haven Resort. On Sunday, it’s Brunch & Brugal at the Amanyara.center_img Recommended for you Red Mist wins Tag Rugby Tournament What’s on TONIGHT in Providencialeslast_img read more

Natl Scholars case reports misleading adversarial

first_img Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Feb 2016 – The Ministry of Education is adamant that it has won 11 of the 12 allegations mounted against them in that law suit where three students challenged whether the 2014 selection process for National Scholars was fair and followed. In a release from the Minister, there is explanation that the case questioned Hon Akierra Missick’s discretion or good judgment; charging, according to the statement, that the Minister “acted irrationally”. Well, the Minister denies that there was any irrational decision and contends that the judge agrees. It was said, “She noted that the Minister among other things, did not act irrational, acted within her authority and there was no breach of natural justice and based on the policy must look at the results over a two year period.” Despite this point, the bottom line for those following the case is that the Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands ultimately quashed the selection decision of the National Scholars Committee for the year 2014 and has asked them to return to the table because the decision was not fair to Tristan Greene and Ryesha Higgs. The Ministry of Education said in that media release that there was irresponsible reporting and that the public was misled in those reports. Some were chided by the Ministry for making the story adversarial, yet in the very same statement issued by the Ministry of Education there are constant uses of words and phrases like ‘challenge’, ‘against’, ‘ruled in favor’, ‘allegations’, ‘were not satisfied’ and more … including the most glaring of all, ‘judicial review’. These words and phrases are evidence that it is not the media or general public which created an adversarial situation; but those involved in the case directly namely: the Minister of Education, the National Scholars Committee, Tristan Greene, Davonte Smith and Ryesha Higgs and of course their parents. This was a dispute that went to the court because it needed a judge to settle a disagreement. Education also says its statement was issued in part, to make clear that this case was about the process and not the players. The win on the one allegation for the trio of students, was the major matter and it was a major victory which now has the power to see the process of selection altered. From the Ministry of Education’s press release of late Wednesday, “The court did observe that it is time for a review of the policy. This is an ongoing process. Based on the judgment of Justice Ramsay, the Minister will reconsider the matter in light of the court’s analysis. The court did rule that the Minister’s decision not to award the title of National Scholar on Greene and Higgs based on the criteria applied by committee and the names offered from principals to the subcommittee was wrong.” Wrong. And it is that fact that will send this committee back to the drawing board, and as the Minister stated herself, will now have to name both Tristan Greene, an A level student at British West Indies Collegiate and Ryesha Higgs, a biology student at Long Island University in New York, as 2014 National Scholars. As for what scholarship reward each will receive; that resolve remains unresolved until the Committee meets. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Education Minister tours schools this week Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Related Items:akierra missick, british west indies collegiate, davonte smith, justice margaret ramsey-hale, national scholars committee, ryesha higgs, Tristan Greenelast_img read more

Cancer growing by four cases monthly in TCI natives 75 of cases

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 18, 2016 – New Cancer Cases are being recorded at a rate of 3-4 per month in the TCI.   An alarming reality revealed yesterday by a special panel of medical experts from the Oncology Department of TCI Hospitals.Rare insight from 2014 to now was provided to media and includes the startling truth that 75% of the cases are Turks and Caicos Islanders and that breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal  or colon area cancer are the leading types of cancer among natives.Women patients out-number men at 54% and only South Caicos, of all the main inhabited islands does not have anyone being treated for cancer; even Salt Cay has one.  Brain, lung, Leukemia, Gynae and Kidney cancers are among those recorded here.   In all the country has, on record, 258 cancer patients since the registry was established by TCI Hospitals in 2013.last_img read more

Local Tea Company gets endorsement from Grace Bay Resort

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrace Bay Resorts is the first company to throw grand endorsement behind the newly formed Caicos Tea Company which is a labor of love says owner and tea maker, Donna Gardiner. “A really really awesome day for me, i’m super excited that Caicos Teas will now be available at Grace Bay Club.  The company we have six flavors of teas, Grace Bay Club has today on offer, four flavors.  Our six flavors are Soursop, Fevergrass, our Soursop and Fevergrass blend, we do a Maranga Mint, we do Mint and the ever popular Caicos Sunshine blend, which is a blend of citrus, fevergrass and mint.  It’s everyone’s favorite, it’s kind of a nostalgic for Turks and Caicos.”The Bottle Creek, North Caicos company is actually taking local leaves and making flavorful island teas and already there are six flavors which have been boxed; as many as 10,000 boxes since the company started early this year.David Bowen, who is the Wellness and Culture Director at Grace Bay Club said now the four teas including Moranga and Fever Grass are a part of tea time at GBC.  “Often our guest come to the hotel, and they spend their days swimming and eating and dining.  And a lot of times they go back home tired from their vacation. So part of what I do beyond yoga and meditation I also want to bring the tea in to give them that boost so when they get back home, they feel good about their vacation.  And we also want to educate our guest about our culture and our heritage through our bush teas.” Trina Smith of the Invest Turks and Caicos Agency was on hand to lend support, congratulating Gardiner on her inattentiveness.  You can find the teas at stores in the Grace Bay area; soon to come is a tea tour, which will prove to be a delicious new attraction in North Caicos.  The Director of Agriculture was also at the announcement. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Delay three to face charges Nov 15

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Police say they will take those three men in the Gary Mead murder to court tomorrow morning instead; a Provo wideelectricity failure forced a change in time to deal with the trio charged by Police with the brutal killing of the American investor and long time resident, Gary Mead.Among the charges are:  possession of firearm and conspiracy to rob. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Save The Bays Pins 24 Bahamians Youth Environmental Ambassadors

first_img#SavetheBays#24youthembassadorspinned Related Items:#24youthembassadorspinned, #Savethebays Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Zhyir Miranda, 12, knew even as a youngster that littering was wrong. But it wasn’t until she signed up for Youth Environmental Ambassadors and saw the damage it could do to marine life that she fully understood littering wasn’t just ugly – it was dangerous.  “Littering does not just look bad, littering can kill the turtles in the sea. It can kill the animals that live in the mangroves and depend on mangroves for their survival especially when they are young,” said the 12-year-old who rattled off characteristics of red, black and white mangroves as if she were reciting words of a favourite rap tune. On Saturday, Zhyir was pinned for her passion, rewarded for her enthusiasm.  The Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy seventh grader became one of 24 young Bahamians certified as Youth Environmental Ambassadors (YEA), a program sponsored and operated by the environmental advocacy organization Save The Bays. For the past four months, junior high students like Zhyir spent every second Saturday trekking through bush, cleaning beaches, learning about wetlands, studying the impact of plastic on oxygen supply of salt or fresh water marine life.    All activities, both in the classroom at the YMCA in Freeport and in the field, were geared toward making participants future leaders in environmental stewardship. “This was the fourth year Save the Bays has offered Youth Environmental Ambassadors to youth in Grand Bahama,” said Rashema Ingraham who oversees the popular program that normally draws twice as many applicants as there is space to accommodate.   More than 200 have graduated. The last 4-month session, Ingraham said, differed from former versions of the program. “In the past, we spent a lot of time visiting sites, learning about how industrial waste is managed, for instance, or power generated or what it takes to produce solar energy. But this time we focused on research which we shared with organisations abroad.   The work that participants did was very important.   They gathered data about shoreline erosion, indigeneous vegetation and wetlands. Some of the work involved fine detail.   There were sections of beach, for instance, that when we did a beach clean-up, we separated the trash and garbage to identify how much plastic or glass or metal or other debris we found.   The most discouraging part was that the majority of the debris we collected had not floated ashore from passing ships.   Based on bottles and labels of products, most of the litter we found was the result of local activity reflecting environmental neglect and disrespect.”Littering still hurts Zhyir, but now she is more likely to speak up when she sees someone toss something from a car window, even if the offender is much older or bigger.  “It is bad for the ocean and it kills things in the sea. It kills turtles. When I joined Save The Bays (YEA), I learned a lot more about our environment and I learned that there are 80 species of mangroves.   I learned so much and now I want to stand up for the environment.   Did you know that viviparis, they’re like plants that give birth to live plants, grow up in salt water and breathe oxygen from above the water? I found that cool.”Finishing in the top three of the class, Zhyir said the course that included leadership and teamwork played out through team drumming exercises, helped reaffirm her passion to care for pets as a veterinarian.  As graduates received their pins and began their roles as youth ambassadors, the schools they came from were also rewarded. Save The Bays provided financial support for all six schools whose students participated in the YEA program including Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High School, Eight Mile Rock High School, Sunland Baptist Academy, Bishop Michael Eldon School, Jack Hayward Junior High School and Mary Star of the Sea. The YEA program is part of Save The Bays education mandate. The organization has also led the demand for a strong Freedom of Information Act, transparency in government, an end to unregulated development and more. Its strong legal arm has experienced courtroom victories leading to greater sensitivity to environmental impact. More than 20,000 have liked STB Facebook page and its petition to the Prime Minister of The Bahamas calling for a comprehensive environmental protection act among other changes has nearly 7,000 signatures.Press Release: Save the Bays Recommended for you Bahamas Environment Takes Surprising Centre Stage at Global Conferencecenter_img Save The Bays Congratulates Incoming Government, Urges Making Freedom of Information Act a Priority, Promises to Hold Their Feet to ‘da Fire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas: 150 laid off by Resorts World Bimini, Save the Bays siding with workerslast_img read more

New study launched to reduce raw sewage flowing in from Tijuana River

first_img KUSI Newsroom, May 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter New study launched to reduce raw sewage flowing in from Tijuana River SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A study is being launched to figure out ways to reduce the amount of raw sewage flowing from the Tijuana River into U.S. waterways, the North American Development Bank announced Friday.Researchers will evaluate ways to improve and expand sewage diversion infrastructure, as well as methods to optimize existing facilities during rain, storms and other weather events that typically increase sewage flows.“We believe that this study will provide the best alternatives to increase capacity while diverting flows and ultimately address this significant transboundary issue in benefit of residents on both sides of the border in this region,” bank Managing Director Alex Hinojosa said.The binational bank finances environmental projects certified by the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, an institution created as part of 1993’s North American Free Trade Agreement.The study was discussed Friday during a joint stakeholder meeting between representatives from the bank, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, International Boundary Water Commission, Mexican National Water Commission and a Mexican water utility.The bank will finance the study with a $240,000 grant administered by an EPA-funded program.Sewage flow from Mexico has for decades sickened people and led to beach closures as far north as Coronado, in the process irritating a wide variety of government, environmental and recreational stakeholders.Citing inaction on the sewage issue, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Surfrider Foundation all filed 60-day notices of intent to sue the International Boundary Water Commission this week.If the organizations follow through, they’ll join the Port of San Diego and cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, all of which filed lawsuits against the water commission in March. Posted: May 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Robert Ottilie on massive early lead for Yes on Measure L

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Sampson Ochotorena, 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) – With just 18% of precincts reporting, Measure L is 78/21 in favor for “Yes.” This is no surprise for Robert Ottilie because his campaign has been fighting for more transparency with elected city officials for quite some time. Ottilie was live with us Tuesday night at Golden Hall with more on the early success of his campaign. Updated: 12:28 PM Sampson Ochotorena center_img November 6, 2018 Robert Ottilie, on massive early lead for Yes on Measure L Posted: November 6, 2018last_img read more

Man found dead after SWAT standoff in Escondido

first_img June 18, 2019 Posted: June 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:49 PMcenter_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A burst of gunfire inside a rented room at an Escondido motel Tuesday afternoon prompted a three-hour police standoff that ended when officers forced entry and found the suspected shooter dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.The events that led to the fatal shooting began about 2:30 p.m., when a staffer at the Hacienda Motel in the 700 block of North Broadway called the police to report that a guest was refusing to leave his room after his checkout time.When officers went to the motel and made contact with the man through the closed door, he yelled that he had a gun and made comments suggesting he would fire it, prompting the patrol personnel to back off, Escondido Police Department Lt. Scott Walters told reporters.Moments later, two gunshots sounded inside the motel room, according to Walters. The officers then retreated to safety and called for backup.Police shut down North Broadway between Mission and Washington avenues as a precaution and called in special weapons and tactics personnel while negotiators tried to make contact with the suspect.As the stalemate lingered, officers launched concussion bombs into the motel room to try to get the man to surrender, but he remained inside despite the loud detonations and resulting smoke from the devices. Later, police broke out a window and flew a camera-equipped drone into the room.About 5:30 p.m., SWAT officers entered the room and found the suspected gunman dead, police said. His name was not immediately available. Man found dead after SWAT standoff in Escondido Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more