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We will draw first blood – McGinn

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first_imgNiall McGinn insists Aberdeen are ready to draw first blood in Lancashire against Burnley and put pressure on them.Aberdeen winger McGinn is determined to put more pressure on Burnley when the two sides meet for the second leg of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.The Premier League side have the edge after picking up a valuable 1-1 result away at Scotland.Conceding that goal at home means Aberdeen must score at Turf Moor to have any chance of making it into the next qualifying round.McGinn believes he saw enough of his team that could see them go over to Burnley create chances and also score against one of England’s best defence.“We know if can get the first goal at Turf Moor, it puts Burnley under pressure,” McGinn said via Evening Express.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign. “We know it’ll be a tough game over there, but we’re going with confidence and believe that we can cause them some problems.”“We’ve got to be proud of our performance. It’s only still half-time in the tie and there’s a lot to play for.”“We played against experienced internationals, who play every week in the Premier League and we believe we can make it to the next round.”McGinn believes he and his team are in familiar territory when it comes to overturning the odds whilst pointing to their 3-0 victory over Rijeka and 2-1 victory over Groningen in recent seasons.A win of any sorts for Aberdeen at Turf Moor could see them move into the next round where they’ll face Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.last_img read more

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Klopp full of praise for new Liverpool signing Alisson

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first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp can only continue praising new signing Alisson for his “exceptional” performances in trainingThe Brazilian goalkeeper completed his £66m move to Anfield from AS Roma last month and has been marked as the final piece of the jigsaw for Klopp that will enable him to lead Liverpool to a title challenge this season in the Premier League.Alisson has now begun training with his new Liverpool teammates at the club’s five-day training camp in Evian, France and, from everything he has seen, Klopp can only rave about the quality of his newest shot-stopper.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.“He obviously has a real presence, he’s smart, he’s very nice and it’s good to have him around,” Klopp said on the club website.“It’s only positive, even the performances in training – which is not too important in the beginning – are already exceptional, so all good.”Alisson is set to replace Lloris Karius as Liverpool’s new number one and will likely make his Premier League debut against West Ham United on August 12 at Anfield.last_img read more

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Philippe Coutinho Messi is the best ever

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first_imgPhilippe Coutinho has hailed Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as the world’s greatest ever footballer after another incredible display in their 4-2 Champions League win at TottenhamThe Brazilian midfielder scored in the second minute at Wembley to hand Barcelona an early lead before Ivan Rakitic doubled their advantage.However, Spurs mounted a second-half fightback with goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela putting the scoreline back level between the sides.But Messi’s masterclass ultimately had a decisive impact by capping things off with a match-winning brace to end Barcelona’s three-game winless run.Rakitic later announced that there is no other player like Messi with the likes of former Barca star Gary Lineker hailing the Argentine forward as the best player in history, which Coutinho also agrees on.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Messi is the best ever,” said Coutinho, according to Goal.“He always does new things on the field, I’m glad he scored two goals.“All Champions League matches are like that. We have to be at 100 per cent. Today we deserved the victory.”Messi has now taken his goal tally in the Champions League group stages to 64 goals in 65 appearances.last_img read more

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Gareth Bale is playing with fire against Real Madrid

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first_imgWelsh winger Gareth Bale is risking getting sanctioned by Real Madrid if he risks playing for Wales during the international break despite his injury.There have been several times in which Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale deceives his club when he goes with Wales. The player shouldn’t even have traveled to his country in the first place and all of Spain is currently worried about the injury he is carrying right now.With his latest decision to travel, Gareth Bale has left clear that he cares very little about the club that pays him and the board of directors is getting really tired of his antics.The fact that he keeps putting his country before Real Madrid might push the club to sell him during the winter, because they think that this attitude is telling them that he simply doesn’t want to be a Real Madrid player anymore.Manager Ryan Giggs had to come out and confirm that Gareth Bale is going to miss this Thursday’s friendly match against Spain, but the player has all the intention of playing the very next match against the Republic of Ireland despite the club already warned him not to do it.But the doctors from Wales seem to listen more to Gareth than they do to the club that pays his bills, they apparently have given him hopes that he can make it in time to play against the Irish when he clearly can’t.BREAKING: Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales vs. Spain pic.twitter.com/jYkY30C8ZR— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 10, 2018Apart from the confirmation that he won’t play against Spain 100%, Wales manager Ryan Giggs also gave some detailed information about the procedures they made on the player’s fatigues areas and came up with the following analysis.“We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information. He feels good, but we have to weigh up the risk whether he can be part of the game on Tuesday,” said Giggs via Four Four Two. “There was a little bit on both scans – but there’s always something. We’re treating the symptoms, but it’s nothing to worry about. Either way, I expect him to be fit for Madrid’s next game.”“I don’t think I was ever 100 percent [fit] when playing. When you have niggling injuries, it’s maybe at the back of your mind until you’re flying again, but I’m not worried and Gareth isn’t worried.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s something of nothing, but it’s a short turnaround and we’ll take no chances. But if he’s available, he’s available.”“The medical team are constantly in dialogue with Madrid like they are with every team. “Playing in Spain, he wants to be a part of it [the friendly], but first and foremost health comes first – we want a fit and raring-to-go Gareth Bale,” he concluded.What Florentino and the board really feelsThe main problem with Gareth Bale is not only the fact that he is clearly prone to get injured regularly, the Real Madrid board is also very concerned with him because they feel like the player never really got to adapt to the culture in Spain and it seems that he always itches to go to Wales every time he gets.There is a large portion of the press from Madrid who has had enough of Gareth Bale’s constant rejection of the club and even the language.They believe that selling the player right now is the best possible way to finish the player’s career at Real Madrid, he has already given at least two European Cups to the club and they feel like he already paid his worth at least two times over.Most of the people in Madrid think that the Welshman’s time in the club is over, they don’t think he has a hope of stepping up to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and selling him now that he is still not even 30 years old would be in the best interest of everybody.Any of the major clubs in Europe would pay a lot of cash for having Gareth Bale in their ranks, the time is now and Real Madrid can’t waste another minute.BALE v BUSQUETSRAMSEY v RAMOSAMPADU v ASENSIO🎟 https://t.co/wLFSLDHxjG#WALESP #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/io19Bk3wwo— FA WALES (@FAWales) October 5, 2018Which club do you think would pay the most for Gareth Bale? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Ronaldo I deserve a sixth Ballon dOr

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has his eyes firmly set on a third straight Ballon d’Or award this year for a record sixth timeThe Juventus forward is one of 30 players shortlisted for this year’s award along with the likes of fellow five-time winner Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.However, unlike in previous years, neither Ronaldo or Messi are quite as heavily fancied for the Ballon d’Or as they have come accustomed to over the past decade.Instead, it’s Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric who is considered the favourite after winning the FIFA and UEFA Player of the Year prizes.But, on the back of scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Real last season and inspiring them to a third straight Champions League crown, Ronaldo believes he deserves the Ballon d’Or.Although the Portuguese is not desperate either given that he is already one of the greatest players in history.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I’ve said it plenty of times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession and I wouldn’t phrase the question like that,” Ronaldo told France Football.“I already know deep down that I am one of the best players in history. Of course, I want to win a sixth Ballon d’Or! It would be a lie to say otherwise.“That’s what I work for, just like I work to score goals and win matches without it being an obsession.“The Ballon d’Or, yes, I think I deserve it.”Ronaldo has also managed seven goals and four assists in 10 Serie A games for new club Juventus this season.The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be named on December 3 at an awards ceremony in Paris.last_img read more

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PTV celebrates 5 years

By on September 17, 2019

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPeople’s Television celebrated five years in operation yesterday; the company, which is located in the Bight was started by Peter Stubbs and his family in November 2008 hosted a customer appreciation day with drinks, goodies, t shirts, caps, other giveaways and the launch of its Christmas pay early and win campaign. During On Your Mind TV talk show, host reverend Rev Dr Conrad Howard presented plaques and mugs of appreciation on behalf of the television station to individuals like Bishop Bryant Cox… Pastor Courtney Misick host of Talk Dat… Paula Arthur, host of the Average Joe Show and Sam Nagar of Rock of Jesus Ministry. I was also honoured to have been remembered; Magnetic Media TV morning show Turquoise Morning airs on PTV8 weekdays at 7am.last_img read more

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TCI Hospital PSAs receive Special Customer Service Training from respected Community Figure

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – Patient Service Assistants at TCI Hospital are receiving special courses from a leading local trainer in the hospitality sector on the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to strengthen customer service and increase patient satisfaction.   The first session was held on Saturday, May 6th and additional sessions are underway. Popular hospitality sector figure, Blythe Clare was ideally selected due to her expansive track record in the fields of education and customer service training with public and private organizations.   Healthcare delivery, similar to tourism, is a service-centered industry and patients expect to be treated with compassion and sensitivity during their most vulnerable moments. Customer service in a medical setting has a unique set of challenges.    Some of these challenges were thrashed out during the course.    PSA’s are an essential component to patient satisfaction and these frontline employees are often the first point of engagement for persons in need of healthcare services, and bear the responsibility of shaping first impressions.  Patient satisfaction surveys continuously reveal that attitudes, manners and amenities encountered during patient experiences at medical facilities are equally important as treatment processes.    Therefore, health care management teams at TCI Hospital are reemphasizing that health care, from the patient’s perspective, are as much consumer focused as other service industries and should be delivered with the same regard.   Customer Service Training is also facilitated by the Education Department at TCI Hospital as part of mandatory training for all employees, year-round.  Commenting on the special courses facilitated by Ms. Blythe Clare, Chief of Medical Services, Dr. Denise Braithwaite-Tennant said: “Effective customer service optimizes the patient experience and reduces their anxiety about the unknown.   One of the simplest, least complicated, yet often overlooked aspects of delivering health care is practicing good customer service skills.   How we communicate with our patients from the first point of contact and even after they have left the hospital is an important part of the continuum of care.   Patient satisfaction survey results internationally support the importance of effective customer service in health care on patient engagement and satisfaction.  TCI Hospital – InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd is committed to a great patient experience and to this end, we have begun to strategically supplement our existing customer service training program with support from recognized local leaders in training.   It was during the TCI Care workshop where we were attendees, Ms. Blythe Clare offered us her training services and we were delighted for the opportunity for partnership.    We are thankful for Ms. Clare for her comprehensive, energetic, interactive and contextual training that was well received by our Patient Services team.”Press Release: interHealthCanada#psareceivecustomerservicetraining Related Items:#psareceivecustomerservicetraining Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Minister Urges Bahamians to Collect Passports at Anatol Rodgers Gym

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first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau – A Passport Issuance Centre has been set up on the campus of the Anatol Rodgers Junior High School on Faith Avenue off Carmichael Road. During a tour of the facilities on Thursday, July 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield urged Bahamians to make use of the service.“You might be aware that February 2016 was the International Deadline for all Hand-Written Passports,” said Minister Henfield: “This created a rush at Passport Offices throughout the Commonwealth for all persons still not in possession of the Electronic Passports, since the inception of the Government’s e-passport system December 2007.He said that this ‘urgency’ coupled with the normal last minute summer rush, prompted the birth of the Anatol Rodgers Passport Issuance Project.He said that during the months of July and August 2016, three thousand six hundred and sixty-four e-passports were successfully issued to the Bahamian Populace. He said that this year, a decision was made to provide an alternative site for the collection of passports.“Similarly, during the year 2017, it was discovered that in spite of every effort by Passport Staff to prompt recent e-passport applicants to retrieve their documents from our Thompson Boulevard/University Boulevard Location, over 3,269 e-passports remained at Passport Office awaiting collection by members of the Public,” said the Minister. He said bearing that in mind, the Government decided to once again initiate the Anatol Rodger’s Gymnasium Issuance Centre on 3rd July 2017 for the sole purpose of issuing New E-Passports. Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Gonzalo Higuain finally scores a brace for Chelsea FC

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first_imgFind out how striker Gonzalo Higuain finally scored his first two Premier League goals for Chelsea against Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge.After not having the most ideal debut for Chelsea FC this past week at Bournemouth, Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain finally had his chance to prove why Maurizio Sarri brought him from Italian football.‘Pipita’ needed a more relaxed environment in order to get that confidence he required in order to start scoring goals for his new club, this version of the Blues was nothing like the one we saw at Vitality Stadium but they were playing against bottomers Huddersfield Town.This match would be very easy for Gonzalo Higuain to finally get his dream debut at Stamford Bridge, Sarri also decided to place Eden Hazard back on his left-winger position and the modification also paid off in the final result.The first half started with the Blues going all in for the first goal, it took the Blues over fifteen to find the right opportunity for Gonzalo Higuain’s killer instinct.The Argentine had already tried to land a few shots on target with no luck, but Kante was able to find him to get that first goal on the 16th minute of the match with a potent right-footed shot with practically no angle to take it..@G_Higuain 🙌 🙌 #CHEHUD pic.twitter.com/SwtktcAOEl— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Eden Hazard scored the second goal just before half-time after the Blues got awarded a penalty, the Belgian winger was very active throughout the whole first half and manager Maurizio Sarri seemed satisfied with the overall performance thus far.Ross Barkley’s inclusion in the starting eleven was also a great idea from the manager, the English player was a perfect link between N’Golo Kante’s defensive tasks and Gonzalo Higuain’s danger area.This also gave Hazard more freedom to play on his preferred left flank without having to move to the middle because Ross had that space covered very well, the Belgian actually received a clinical assist from Barkley well into the second half and Eden moved past the goalkeeper with a beautiful dribble that gave him the space to score that third Chelsea goal.With the Blues’ number ’10’ already having a brace, Gonzalo Higuain was eager to get another goal that could give him even more confidence in a game that was already decided for Maurizio Sarri’s squad.This moment came only a few minutes after Hazard’s second goal, and it was something we weren’t ready for.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.⚽️⚽️ Double trouble! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/4LJpIbtvjV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Turns out that Gonzalo Higuain found a perfect partner in N’Golo Kante, the French midfielder provided him with a second assist just outside the box that ‘Pipita’ turned into pure magic.A long-range curler straight to the top corner left Higuain’s right foot, a perfect way for him to get his dream debut as a Chelsea player at Stamford Bridge.Manager Maurizio Sarri has a very special understanding of this player, they proved it during the Napoli days and it appears they might do it again at Chelsea this season.The final minutes were also good enough for one last goal for the Blues, Willian was slick enough to see David Luiz moving closer to him during a corner-kick and assisted his compatriot in order to get that final goal through a well-placed header.With this 5-0 result, Chelsea can finally breathe a little bit and salvage their Top Four position regardless of how Arsenal does on Sunday vs Manchester City.The heated discussion Maurizio Sarri had with the players after the Bournemouth defeat seems to have paid off, but the Blues still have to play against a more competitive squad and see if they really are back to form.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#CHEHUD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019How many goals will Gonzalo Higuain score for Chelsea this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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City of Del Mar names new community services directorlifeguard chief

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 26, 2018 City of Del Mar names new community services director/lifeguard chief KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 26, 2018 DEL MAR (KUSI) — The City of Del Mar has announced that Jon Edelbrock will be the new Director of Community Services/Lifeguard Chief for the City of Del Mar.Jon has served the City of Del Mar and the Community Services Department for over twenty-five years. Since being hired as a Seasonal Lifeguard in 1992, Jon quickly progressed through the lifeguard ranks ascending to his recent position of Lifeguard Lieutenant in 2010.In this role, Jon has been responsible for the budget, private use of public space, hiring, and training of lifeguard staff.He also brings a breadth of knowledge and experience across the Parking and Facilities divisions of the Department after serving in multiple capacities including operational management of both divisions over the past 17 years.“His dedication and long-term commitment to the Del Mar community, his co-workers, lifeguarding profession, as well as his longevity in public service are just some of the many reasons why Jon Edelbrock was selected to lead the Community Services Department,” said City Manager Scott Huth. “I have no doubt that Jon will do a great job leading the department and continuing to provide a high level of service to the community and the many visitors that enjoy our beautiful beach each year.A longtime resident of coastal North County, Jon lives locally with his wife and two children. He enjoys time with his family, traveling, surfing, and recently received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. last_img read more

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Authorities looking for man who robbed Yum Yum Donuts shop

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first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Monday asked the public for help in identifying a man who threatened a clerk with a pistol while robbing a North County doughnut shop.The thief entered the Yum-Yum Donuts outlet in the 1200 block of East Mission Road in San Marcos at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, then pulled the handgun, pointed it at the employee and demanded cash from the register, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money.The robber was described as a roughly 5-feet-8-inch, 180-pound black man with pierced ears. He appeared to be in his mid-20s to early 30s and was wearing dark blue jeans, a black shirt, a dark jacket, a gray knit cap, white tennis shoes and a key chain around his neck.Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom, February 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 5, 2018 Authorities looking for man who robbed ‘Yum Yum Donuts’ shoplast_img read more

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San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018

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first_img July 17, 2018 Steve Bosh 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce has traditionally worked behind the scenes to support candidates who are business friendly.The Chamber is stepping up its game now that it has built up a chunk of money in their Political Action Committee.RELATED STORY: San Diego Chamber of Commerce extends contract for President Jerry SandersUnder Jerry Sanders, The Chamber has become the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west coast representing 2500 employers, with 300,000 employees, and they are flexing their political muscle. Posted: July 17, 2018 Updated: 7:30 PMcenter_img Steve Bosh, San Diego Chamber of Commerce flexes their political muscle in 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Police release sketch of woman killed in Point Loma Heights shooting

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first_img KUSI Newsroom October 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police Thursday released a sketch of a woman who was fatally shot in the Point Loma Heights area.Dispatchers received reports shortly before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday of a shooting at a parking lot in the 4000 block of West Point Loma Boulevard, according to San Diego police.A man and a woman were standing next to a vehicle in the parking lot of Barons Market on West Point Loma Boulevard when witnesses heard yelling and one gunshot, Lt. Anthony Dupree said.The woman, believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was found lying on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to her upper body and witnesses saw a black sedan leaving eastbound on West Point Loma Boulevard at a high speed, Dupree said.The victim was rushed to a hospital and was later pronounced dead, Dupree said, adding that the victim has not been identified.The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-to-late 30s who was last seen wearing dark clothing.Police worked to get surveillance video from surrounding businesses, including Barons Market and Domino’s Pizza, Dupree said.Meanwhile, investigators released a sketch of the victim in the hope that someone would recognize and help identify her.She is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 156 pounds and may have given birth in the past few months.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 11, 2018 Police release sketch of woman killed in Point Loma Heights shooting KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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One injured in Southcrest shooting police searching for suspect

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first_img , Posted: October 21, 2018 One injured in Southcrest shooting, police searching for suspect Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img SOUTHCREST (KUSI) — One person was hospitalized Sunday evening after being shot multiple times in Southcrest, according to San Diego Police Department.The shooting occurred just after 8:00 p.m. in the 4000 block of Boston Avenue. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The victim’s condition is not yet known.SDPD officers are searching for the lone suspect in the shooting, who fled the scene. The shooter was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds.The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants, and a hat.No further information was available at this time.This is a developing story, check back for more updates. October 21, 2018last_img read more

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San Diego Countys 35th Annual Blood Drive

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first_img 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) – San Diego County’s Annual Blood Drive kicked-offed at the County Administration building this morning.The blood drive saw a familiar face, County Supervisor Greg Cox, who’s donated 16 and a half gallons over the years.The drive also included a young plasma recipient who wants to say thank you.Locations and times on the Blood Bank’s website– sandiegobloodbank.org. KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 8, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img San Diego County’s 35th Annual Blood Drive Updated: 9:06 PM April 8, 2019last_img read more

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Marine Killed Six Others Injured in Camp Pendleton Training Accident

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first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – One Marine was killed and six others injured Thursday when a light armored vehicle overturned during training exercises at Camp Pendleton, authorities said.The crash, involving personnel with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, occurred about 9 a.m., according to USMC officials.The deceased Marine’s identity was withheld pending family notification. The others were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries.“Officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident at this time,” said 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, media officer for the 1st Marine Division. “This is a tragic event, and our thoughts are with the family, friends and the unit at this difficult time.” May 10, 2019 Posted: May 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Marine Killed, Six Others Injured in Camp Pendleton Training Accident KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Judge allows details on affairs at US Rep Duncan Hunters trial

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first_img July 1, 2019 AP, Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge ruled Monday that prosecutors can introduce evidence of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter’s alleged extramarital affairs in a case in which the Republican congressman is charged with misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan said prosecutors can submit evidence alleging that Hunter, R-Alpine, used campaign funds to maintain multiple extramarital affairs. The allegation was raised in a motion filed last week by federal prosecutors. Hunter’s attorneys argued the evidence would be prejudicial and bias the jury against the congressman.Whelan did not immediately rule on Hunter’s request for dismissal of the case, with the congressman alleging political bias by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hunter filed a motion last week claiming that U.S. Attorneys Alana Robinson and Emily Allen, who are prosecuting the case, are biased against him – – noting that they attended a 2015 presidential campaign fundraiser in La Jolla for then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.While Hunter declined to comment, his father — former longtime Rep. Duncan L. Hunter — suggested the U.S. Department of Justice should investigate the conduct of Robinson and Allen for violating the Hatch Act, which prevents federal employees from using taxpayer dollars for political or electoral purposes.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Robinson and Allen were at the fundraiser on official business. The elder Hunter argued that a Secret Service email, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, shows that’s not the case.“We have the email that came from the Secret Service that came with the FOIA request and the Secret Service email plainly says that they actually came to get a photo opp with their candidate, Hillary Clinton,” he said. “That’s a violation of the Hatch Act. That taints this entire investigation and this entire indictment and so there should be an investigation and we hope that it takes place.”In addition to allegedly using campaign funds for affairs, Hunter, who represents the state’s 50th Congressional District, is accused of using campaign funds to pay for expenses like hotel rooms, vacations and theater tickets.Hunter has repeatedly maintained his innocence and the insistence that he is being smeared despite his wife, Margaret Hunter, pleading guilty earlier this month to using campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter also agreed to work with prosecutors on the case and could eventually testify against her husband.If convicted, Margaret Hunter faces up to five years in federal custody and fines of up to $250,000.Hunter’s case is expected to go to trial in September. He faces multiple charges including wire fraud, conspiracy and falsifying records.Hunter was re-elected last November with 51.7% of the vote in his district despite being indicted three months before the election. He was first elected in 2008, succeeding his father, who held the congressional seat for 28 years. Posted: July 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Duncan D. Hunter FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 4:24 PM Judge allows details on affairs at U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter’s trial AP, Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

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USDA Releases Digital Toolkit for TPP

By on September 16, 2019

first_imgThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) recently shared a digital toolkit to help explain how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can help the American agricultural industry reach more of the world’s consumers. The digital toolkit is full of links, information, social media hashtags, images and other sample posts from USDA’s digital channels.The TPP agreement would help America’s farmers tap into Asia-Pacific markets, reduce agricultural barriers in the TPP regions, create jobs within the exporting industry and strengthen the economic future of rural America.Growers are encouraged hope to use these resources to continue the effort in spreading the word about the importance of the TPP agreement on the U.S. agricultural industry and America.The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently led a coalition to discuss the implications of TPP and what it means for American farmers at a press event, where ASA President Wade Cowan, Brownfield, Texas, stressed that the partnership is great testament of agriculture joining forces to support each other and work together.last_img read more

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ASA Policy Priorities for 2019

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first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) entered 2019 focused on achieving key federal legislative and regulatory priorities that can benefit soybean farmer competitiveness and profitability.Topping the list for 2019 is pushing the Administration to resolve its tariff war with China, including rescinding its Section 301 duties if China agrees to lift its 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans.  When and if this happens, the process of rebuilding the U.S. market in China could take years. So, ASA is also pressing to open Free Trade Agreement negotiations with other countries that have potential to import more soy and livestock products. In addition to the European Union, Great Britain and Japan, prospects include Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.Another initiative to increase U.S. competitiveness is to double funding for the FMD and MAP export promotion programs.  Funding projects that upgrade the inland waterway system infrastructure is also high on ASA’s list. Finally, ASA remains focused on extending the biodiesel tax credit, both retroactively for 2018 and forward to 2023.  Each of these priorities would help restore U.S. competitiveness and farmer profitability in 2019 and future years.One must-do item no longer on the list is enacting the 2018 Farm Bill. ASA pushed hard for Congress to find strong bipartisan majorities to pass the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” which President Donald Trump signed on Dec.  20.  The legislation extends programs that have provided a needed assurance of price and income protection, and allows producers to choose between the PLC and county ARC programs four times on a farm-by-farm and crop-by-crop basis.The bill also raises the soybean marketing assistance loan rate to $6.20 from $5 per bushel, and increases the cap on the CRP to 27 from 24 million acres. These provisions were strongly supported by ASA. ASA also worked to convince the Administration to approve a second MFP payment in December, providing soybean farmers with $1.65 per bushel on their entire 2018 production.last_img read more

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UPDATE Ross Johnson hold on to seats in 14th District

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first_imgInitial districtwide results indicate Republican representatives Norm Johnson and Charles Ross will keep their seats in the state House of Representatives. The two represent the 14th Legislative District, which covers Skamania and Klickitat and parts of Clark and Yakima counties.Johnson leads with 64.2 percent of the vote for Position 1 over Democratic challenger Paul Spencer of Stevenson. Spencer unsuccessfully ran against Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, in 2010.Ross has 66.2 percent of the vote for Position 2 against Democratic newcomer Mathew Tomaskin, a former Yakima Nation Tribal Council member.“I’m very happy with the results,” Ross said. “It’s nice to see a strong re-election number.”Both Ross and Johnson were clear winners in the August primary election.More than 33,500 votes have been cast so far for the 14th District races, most coming from Yakima County.last_img read more

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