Mascherano on Messi struggles Hes desperate to turn the situation around

first_imgArgentina defender Javier Mascherano admits that Lionel Messi is “desperate” to turn his situation around at the World Cup following two poor performancesJorge Sampaoli’s side only has a point to show for their first two games of the tournament after leaving their supporters stunned with a disappointing 1-1 draw with World Cup debutants Iceland in their opening match before a humbling 3-0 loss against Group D leaders Croatia.Meanwhile, the pressure is on Messi with the Barcelona superstar having failed to carry over his stunning club form to the international scene and has been unable to score after 12 shots on goal (including a missed penalty).“Leo is fine,” said Mascherano, according to The Sun.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).“But as a collective, where things don’t go as we’d like, we all have our own frustrations.“He’s human and he has his own frustrations but he’s desperate to turn the situation around.“He wants to show the world a different image to the one we’ve shown in the first two games.”To stand any chance at progressing, Argentina must defeat Nigeria on Tuesday.last_img read more

Drogba says Juve perfect for Ronaldo

first_imgReactions has been much about Ronaldo’s switch which is worth around €100m plus €12m in bonuses as he’ll earn €30m per year.On the same note, Didier Drogba said Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus move is “perfect, exciting and such a good choice that I was about to do it too.”“I am not remotely surprised,” Drogba told La Stampa newspaper via Football Italia.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina 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.“I find it a perfect, exciting and such a good choice that I was about to do it too. I thought I had already joined a Serie A club and we were down to the details, but then everything evaporated. Don’t ask me the club, there’s no point opening that up now.“In any case, it was more than just an offer and I was very interested, so I perfectly understand Ronaldo’s desire to play in Serie A.“Many say he should’ve remained at Real Madrid and maybe for any other champion at the age of 33, that would’ve made sense. Real are a giant club with ambitions always at the top level, but he is someone who feeds on motivation and at that age you need new challenges.”last_img read more

Exgoalkeeper discusses Jurgen Klopps human side

first_imgFormer Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller says that playing under the “emotional” Jurgen Klopp was the highlight of his career and that he turned the club “upside down”Weidenfeller spent 16 years of his playing career at Dortmund and enjoyed his most successful spell at the club when Klopp was appointed the manager in 2008.In the following seven years, Klopp guided Dortmund to successive Bundesliga titles as well as two DFB-Pokal cups and the Champions League final in 2013.The German left Dortmund in 2015 to take charge of Liverpool.But Weidenfeller still holds Klopp in a high regard and hailed him as someone who makes the right tactical decisions.“Klopp was just the right man at the right time,” he told Sport1.“He has turned the club upside down. At the same time, he gave the team the confidence that something could develop there.“We seized the opportunity and grew together.“He is very direct, but also an emotional type. You could always count on him.“The human side never came up short. Even about private things you could always talk to him.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.“There was always an open exchange. As a coach, he always made the right tactical decisions.”The 38-year-old conceded that Klopp can be quite fierce when attempting to motivate his players.“That was only positive,” he added.“It should signal to the players: ‘From now on, it counts!’ We lived on the emotion.“We did not have the quality in the squad at that time to be on a par with the top teams.“We learned a lot about the sense of community, camaraderie and motivation.”The highlight of Weidenfeller’s career was captaining Dortmund to the Bundesliga title in 2011.“After so many years to bring the bowl back to Dortmund and to celebrate my first championship was pure emotion,” he added.“We were all very proud of that title. It was a fantastic feeling.”last_img read more

McDermott Setbacks wont hinder Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool great Terry McDermott is certain that recent setbacks won’t end the Reds’ Premier League title bid this season.Jurgen Klopp’s men have seen their lead at the top of standings being cut down to three points from Manchester City after winning just two of their last five games.The Citizens can now snatch top spot from Liverpool in tonight’s Premier League game against Everton at Goodison Park.But McDermott, who won the European Cup three times at Anfield, is confident that the club’s current crop of players will not lose their cool.“It does get to you a little bit but it doesn’t bother good players, whether you’re playing a little five-a-side game or a big match against Man United or Everton. They just play,” McDermott told Love Sport Radio.“Sometimes the fans can get a little bit like that. Don’t forget it was only three or four years ago that they should have won the league. They have been so close before.“If someone had said ‘in the beginning of February you’re going to be three points clear of Manchester City’… you’d have snapped their hand off without a shadow of a doubt.“I know we’re all disappointed because one minute we’re looking at seven points in front and then all of a sudden it’s gone down, but City might lose.”The five-time English first division title winner also parted some advice to the Liverpool team as they bid to end the club’s 29-year wait for another league crown.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.“Keep doing what you’ve been doing; they’re top of the league so they must have been doing something right,” added McDermott.“They’re not playing as well as they have been. I thought they played a lot better football last year, they were fantastic, and they’ve been very good at times this year.“Sometimes like the Crystal Palace game, a fantastic game, 4-3, Leicester on the weekend, that was disappointing, but that’s what happens.“Man City have had their little blip and it’s only a little blip at Liverpool. There’s still a long way to go and if they start playing the way they have been then they’ll take some catching.”Next up for Liverpool will be Bournemouth at Anfield in another Premier League match on Saturday.”We have to fight, it is not about pressure – it’s about enjoying the situation you are in.”The boss. 👊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 5, 2019last_img read more

No I am not Performing at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

first_img Recommended for you Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 07 April 2015- Like all of the other mistruths, wordplay and outright lies told about me, I will assume that the Minister of Tourism must have been misinformed, because according to the April 2nd, 2015 Punch newspaper article quoting the Minister, it is said that I am slated to perform at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015 event. This is not true. I am not booked to perform on any of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015 events.I felt that this should have always been a one hundred (100) percent Bahamian Festival, showcasing Bahamian culture at its finest. As long as there are foreign acts at this so-called Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, I will not perform. If you want to invite foreign artists in, why don’t we get the private sector to put on these events, like a Jazz Festival, where you could invite an Usher, or Rihanna? Or a Caribbean Festival, privately funded, where you could invite our brothers and sisters from throughout the diaspora? The Bahamian people’s money should be spent on Bahamian events, like Homecomings, Regattas, Bahamian Festivals, etc. I supported the Bahamianization of this Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival event to move it away from the Trinidad carnival direction that it is now on. Although I still hate that the word ‘carnival’ is being used, I pray, one day, that will also change. I call on the Prime Minister to cancel the performance contracts of all those foreign acts, that is, if it is true that they have already been booked. Someone please tell me how can a non-Grammy award-winner be paid more than a Grammy award-winner? Is foreign truly better? We need to put Bahamian entertainers as the event headliners. We should choose not to use the Bahamian people’s money to finance foreign entertainers at an event that should be about us and our cultural expressions, in all aspects.I would like to thank the Punch newspaper for giving me the front page, once again, and for publishing such a nice looking photo of me. But no, I am not contracted to perform at the upcoming Carnival event and I will not be performing there at all. I will take a pass on this one.Question, if the Prime Minister of The Bahamas appoints a committee and asks that committee to Bahamianize this already Trini-looking event and they refuse too, then it makes me think that the committee seems to be in charge and not the Prime Minister.If there are funds to be allocated for this Junkanoo Carnival event in the millions, it goes without saying that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of The Bahamas would have to approve it. So if the Bahamas Festival Committee is using the taxpayers’ money, then why are they not abiding by the request and wishes of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Tourism, nor the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture to Bahamianize the event, this year, and going forward? Starting off with making the headliner of the event a Bahamian act. These are just some straight forward questions that I would like answered. In my opinion, it seems like the committee is a runaway train and is disregarding the Government’s wishes. Unless this is what the Government wants? A Trini-Soca-carnival. Someone please let me know. There are audio recordings, throughout the media, of the Prime Minister, the Tourism Minister and the Youth & Sports Minister saying that going forward this will be a Bahamianized show. Bringing in artists from Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad and who knows where else is not making this event more Bahamian, people.I guess they are trying to draw in those nationalities who reside in The Bahamas to make this event a success. But at the Bahamian taxpayers’ expense?In closing, once again, I will not be participating in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015. My actions will speak louder than anyone’s words. This Caribbean Carnival event is a waste of the people’s money, there is so much we could have done to enrich and support our own cultural performers & industry. When the Government gets serious about Bahamian entertainment and Bahamian culture, I’ll be there, front and center. Until then, I’ll sit this one out… Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:bahamas, bahamas junkanoo carnival, ministry of tourism, punch newspaper Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

PNP Administration demands retraction and cites abuse of power in the row

first_img Related Items:Hon Sharlene Robinson, Pdm, pnp, premier rufus ewing, retraction, sipt security bill Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Sept 2015 – The PNP Administration through Premier Rufus Ewing believes the country’s British oversight is being abused and the elected government is being ignored; these charges are linked to ongoing concern that the Governor and UK appointed CFO will go ahead with a multi-million dollar spend on security because they claim there is a ‘credible threat’ against the Special Prosecutor and her team. In a statement today, the Premier said: “My Government is on record condemning this action, which, while being within the legal authority of the Governor and CFO, is considered by my Government to be an abuse of power and without proper justification. Even though I have demanded I am yet to receive any information about any threat to national security or the security of any members of the SIPT that warrants such exorbitant additional expenditure.” The country’s leader reminded that the Turks and Caicos is a peaceful nation, he demanded a retraction and clarification by the Governor; who in his statements likened the matter to terrorism impacts in some around the world. Premier Ewing also cited that the SIPT seems no further ahead in their investigation. “The SIPT has been operating in these islands for the last five years without incident, at the expense of the tax payers of this country, and they seem to be no further ahead than when they started but they certainly are richer.” The Premier again stated that taxpayers have a right to know where and how money is being spent. The Governor in response to our questions said he agrees, but said the report on the financing of the now six year old investigation will come at the end of the trials which are set to begin in December. As for what the PNP Administration is prepared to do about this, Hon Dr Ewing said they will continue to make representation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK, continue to involve CARICOM and to take the matter all the way to Whitehall – which is the center of Her Majesty’s Government – if necessary. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

PDM criticized for board committee Premier responds

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Backlash for the PDM Administration after the reveal of new boards and committee compositions with scores of new people appointed to serve; some critics do not like the selections, some claim cronyism and others feel the Party failed to reward true PDM stalwarts.Outspoken and a regular radio talk show caller, Jackie Lightbourne made her views known today and those communicating with Magnetic Media say many of her comments resonate with the PDM Party faithful.  “The majority of the selection of the persons they have on the board now, they appoint them for two years and three years, persons who made no contributions to this country, persons who should have towed the line, who just come, you done get them on board.”The list was leaked on Thursday, the official list is out today in the Governor issued post cabinet minutes.  Nearly 80 people are listed to take up and take on various roles or filling the ex-officio positions on 11 boards and committees.Lightbourne criticized where spouses are appointed, where many close relatives are appointed and where other well known and in her view, well deserving PDMs are missing.  “You can’t put husband and wife on board, the husband of the minister, the wife of the minister, man them people don’t need to be on the board, let those people stay home and be there for you when you come home stressed out.”We reached out the PDM for comment on the appointments and Premier Sharlene Robinson said she loves the engagement and interest of the public, but explained that the individuals assigned to serve are indisputably qualified.   The country’s leader also said comments are pre-emptive as there are ten more boards to be appointed including those from her Minister of Finance, those from Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services where Hon Josephine Connolly is the minister and Minister Goldray Ewing, who is responsible for Infrastructure, Housing and Planning has still not named his board members.#MagneticMediaNews#PDMcriticizedforboard#PremierCartwrightrespondstocriticism#nohusbandsandwivesoncommittee Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nohusbandsandwivesoncommittee, #PDMcriticizedforboard, #PremierCartwrightrespondstocriticismlast_img read more

Health Minister DrBaldwin Carey will be remembered as health care expert

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHealth Minister, Dr.Duane SandsBahamas, July 10th 2017: While The Bahamas mourns the loss of another leading Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr.Baldwin Carey, Health Minister Dr.Duane Sands is expressing his condolences on his passing. Describing him as passionate about the implementation of universal health care coverage in The Bahamas, Minister Sands says his contribution to public health care will be remembered. The minister says Dr.Carey served the Ministry of Health and the country with distinction for many years as a senior consultant in OB/GYN and as a public health expert in the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health.Citing his contributions following his appointment as Director of Public Health, Minister Sands says Dr.Carey “led the Public Health team to all islands across the archipelago as he guided capacity building and infrastructure development for the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health”. The Health Minister says his joining the National Insurance Board as Consultant allowed him to continue to lead the development and improvement of the public health infrastructure throughout the Family Islands, in particular, the mini-hospitals in Exuma, Abaco and Eleuthera. Dr. Carey died of a massive heart attack.The death of Dr.Carey comes one week after government placed several senior National Insurance Board (NIB) employees on paid leave. He was also one of the 85 persons at the National Insurance Board relieved of his duties by the Minnis administration last week. It was reported he had taken ill shortly after the news.Since then Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Interim Leader Philip Davis has lambasted the Free National Movement (FNM) and its leader Dr. Hubert Minnis for what it describes as victimization, discrimination and intimidation at the NIB. Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews#HealthMinisterDuaneSandsRemembersDrBalwinCareycenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

First death in Hurricane Irma 16 year old surfer in Barbados

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetingcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Barbados, September 6th, 2017 -Bridgetown –  A 16 year old surfer in Barbados seems to be the first person to be killed in Hurricane Irma, according to a number of surfing news websites.Zander Venezia was surfing the huge waves created in Irma on the eastern coast of Barbados yesterday, when one of the waves took him down, a friend told that young Zander likely hit bottom.  He was responsive when taken from the water, but he later died and everyone is in shock at the sudden loss of a young man described as a funny kid, jovial and one of the most talented Barbados surfers; a junior pro.Overnight, the news of Zander’s death got dozens of comments of condolences.  The area where the teenager from Bridgetown, Barbados was surfing is considered one of the nastiest areas for surfing.By Deandrea Hamilton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

ALIV Staff Completes Social Media Course at Harvard University

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 10, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV, The Bahamas’ newest mobile network, is committed to continued education and training of its staff and as a result sent its Social Media Manager, Norman Lightbourne to a program for advancement in digital marketing at Harvard Business School, which he successfully completed on September 20th.   The digital marketing strategy course is designed to accelerate the process of equipping advanced digital marketing leaders with a broader understanding of the latest in global standards, a wider understanding for the use of metrics, cross-platform integration, and strategic vision to drive the business objectives.The curriculum encompasses development of skills to build an actionable digital strategy, identification of the best ways to determine return on investment, and analyzation of market research.   In addition to group assignments, there were personal case studies and professional one-on-one evaluations from faculty.“I was excited about this opportunity because it allowed me to further enhance what we have been doing with our social media platforms throughout The Bahamas from ALIV.   ALIV is an innovative company and so the lessons learnt from this program will definitely be used moving forward.   The program also encouraged me with things I have already been doing at ALIV, an affirmation of sorts so I’m pleased,” Mr. Lightbourne, ALIV Social Media Manager, said.“ALIV is committed to the continued advancement of its employees.   While we have sourced the best Bahamian talent, we want them to continue to grow in their field which will help to grow the company long term.   Any advancement opportunities that arise which we can have our staff participate in will always be welcomed and taken advantage of.   No doubt with continued education and training, staff will continue being the great company that it already is,” Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, said.Mr. Lightbourne was among 30 participants from 10 countries representing diverse business backgrounds, companies, and industries to experience the program taught by industry best, world-renowned faculty of the Harvard Business School.   This allowed for a wider discussion on international digital media practices and to learn from peers who are a part of the same profession. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Environmental Health Department Mosquito Prevention Public Notice

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 11, 2018 – Providenciales – Due to the recent and continuous rainfall throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Environmental Health Department and Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services would like to remind the general public to inspect, remove, and or treat mosquito breeding sites including tires, bottles, cans, gutters, tree stumps, pets’ bowls, flower pots, etc.The Environmental Health Department Vector Control Unit continues to monitor and treat mosquito breeding sites, likewise homeowners, landlords (apartments and business owners) are requested to treat standing water on their premises by using cooking oil or any other environmentally safe oils to prevent mosquito breeding.  The general public is asked to ensure that water catchments are covered, and, any other containers that are not being used for water catchment purposes should be emptied and turned over in order to prevent mosquito breeding.In addition to the taking these preventative measures, the general public is encouraged to continue to discourage the growth and reproduction of mosquitoes by the removal of debris from their premises which will help to reduce mosquito breeding and the prevention of mosquito borne and other vector borne diseases such as Zika virus, Chikungunya and Dengue fever.For further information, contact the Environmental Health Department on your island via the following telephone number:Grand Turk/Salt Cay/South/North/Middle Caicos and Providenciales: 338-2143/44/41LET US ALL DO OUR PART TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITO BREEDING SITES!Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Gordon Strachan Tottenham winning a trophy is not really important

first_imgScotish football manager Gordon Strachan believes Tottenham trophy victory is not necessary as they’re already achieving more than winning silverware.Stressing his point, Strachan explained that their constant high standards in the Premier League is worth more than winning trophies.“Say they win a cup. It’s easy to win a cup. You can play two teams from the Championship, one from League One and one from non-league, you play one from the Premier League and you win a cup. That doesn’t make you a great side,” he told The Debate via Sky Sports.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Being third in the Premier League is far better. If you think about the progress made over the last couple of years where they can go and play Real Madrid and stand up to them and be in the Champions League.”“If they’re not successful in the Champions League, they’ll be disappointed because they think they can do better, but I think they have done fantastically well.”“People say they need to balance it out with a trophy, but what is a trophy? Is the League Cup as good as what they are producing week in, week out? Everyone talks about consistency and over the last four years, they have been incredibly consistent. One team could win the FA Cup and then get relegated, so who is doing the best?”last_img read more

Molde We have only lent Solskjaer to Man United

first_imgMolde FK announced that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been lent to Manchester United for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaignThe 45-year-old left his role at Molde to take charge of old club United for the rest of the season following Jose Mourinho’s departure on Tuesday.Now Solskjaer’s duties as first-team manager of Molde will be taken over by Erling Moe – but the club made it clear that it’s only temporary.This comes despite Solskjaer’s old United team-mate Gary Neville suggesting he could end up becoming the new permanent boss if he’s a success.“Manchester United ask Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event, and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK,” read a statement on the club website.“We are positive to lend Ole Gunnar, we wish both him and the club a success.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Solskjaer, who has won 135 of his 243 games in charge of Molde and led the club to two Norwegian league titles, thanked his employers for giving him the opportunity to coach United.“In football, you never know what can happen,” said Solskjaer.“We get proof of time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward to leading Manchester United until the summer.“At the same time, I will follow closely what is happening here at home. We have built stone for stone and the end of the season this year gives us hope for another good season.“Erling, Trond and Per Magne will do a lot of work while I’m gone. At the same time, I would like to thank the club, and Kjell Inge and Bjorn Rune once again congratulate me on the world’s biggest club.”Solskjaer recently signed a new deal at Molde until 2021.last_img read more

State issues new regulations for commercial marijuana businesses

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter State issues new regulations for commercial marijuana businesses November 21, 2017 , center_img Posted: November 21, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The State of California is opening its doors at last to the launch of the multi-million dollar commercial cannabis market.Starting next week, if you want to grow, distribute, test or sell marijuana for recreational use, you can begin to apply for a state tax permit. A tax permit and a state business license are both required to comply with California law.We talked with Michael Cindrich who is a San Diego attorney who represents some of the business that are hoping to cash in on the new “Green Rush.”Until the passage of Proposition 64, only medical marijuana sales were allowed in California and many of the storefronts that have opened as medical dispensaries paid no taxes and were operating illegally.Those operators were able to take advantage of the gray areas in the law and in some cases, defend themselves successfully in court. However, Cindrich said that ambiguity involving the law is about to disappear with the introduction of new state regulations.”Now, it’s going to go from the gray areas to the very black and white,” Cindrich said. “If you have a state license, you’re legal. If you don’t have a state license, you’re illegal.” Last week, the State Bureau of Cannabis Control released hundreds of pages of new information about how these cannabis businesses must operate. They are required to obtain a legal permit from local authorities before applying for a permit from the state.The new state regulations restrict retail locations to fewer than 600 feet from a school. Retailers are also barred from staying open after 10 p.m.They’re required to have 24-hour video surveillance. On the consumer side, there will be new restrictions on the dosage of edibles in the commercial market. Serving sizes cannot exceed more than 10 mg of THC and cannot be manufactured in the shapes of animals, fruits or other shapes that would be appealing to children.Prices within the legal market may be higher initially than marijuana purchased through an illegal operator, because of state and local taxes. Licensed businesses will have to pay taxes to the state as a condition of receiving their annual permit. Unless you are a medical marijuana patient, consumers will also be charged sales and use tax.A regulated market means more rules, but some would argue, that also guarantees more protections to consumers.Cannabis retailers, for example, must prove their products are laboratory tested for pesticides and other contaminants. The State will soon begin issuing temporary licenses, good for 120 days.Later in the year, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) will issue annual licenses which must renew every 12 months.Applications by legal medical marijuana dispensaries will be considered first.last_img read more

Vine from the Helen Woodward Animal Center joined us on GMSD

first_img 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 Terrier-Chihuahua mix is looking for a forever home Sunday morning.Gretchen Davis, from the Helen Woodward Animal Center, joined us with how you could adopt Vine! Vine, from the Helen Woodward Animal Center, joined us on GMSD Posted: November 4, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 4, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:56 AMlast_img read more

Humanitarian crisis at USMexico border impacting economy flow of goods

first_img April 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 4, 2019 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 SettingsOTAY MESA (KUSI) – The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is having a serious impact on the economy along the border. Homeland Security has now transferred 750 agents from Inspections to Immigration and the flow of goods has seen a large slow-down.KUSI’s Dan Plante shows us there are billions of dollars at stake. KUSI Newsroom, Humanitarian crisis at U.S.-Mexico border impacting economy, flow of goods Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

RFS Volumes Again Fail to Capture Biodiesels Potential

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) calls the final biodiesel and advanced biofuels volumes released today by the Environmental Protection Agency another example of a missed opportunity to capture the full potential and value of biodiesel. In the rule, EPA calls for biomass-based diesel volumes within the Renewable Fuel Standard of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019, the same level established for 2018, while for advanced biofuels volumes, EPA has proposed 4.29 billion gallons for 2018, only slightly above the 4.28 level established for 2017. In a statement, ASA President Ron Moore of Illinois pointed to the increased capacity of the domestic industry to meet demand for renewable fuels blended into the nation’s fuel supply.“It’s fair to say that we’re very frustrated yet again by the lack of growth in these volumes by EPA; we can do more, and we’ve shown that year after year. The flat nature of the biomass-based diesel and advanced biodiesel volumes continues to be a missed opportunity to capitalize on a valuable market for soybean oil. “It has always been our hope that the Administration does what it can to provide farmers and related businesses opportunities to succeed. There is great potential in the biodiesel industry to do that, while creating jobs, diversifying our fuel supply and reducing our dependence on foreign oil at the same time, but not without progressive increases to these volumes in the RFS. “We’re disappointed today, as we had originally pushed for a level of 2.5 billion gallons for biomass-based diesel in 2019 and 4.75 billion gallons of total advanced biofuels for 2018, but we’ll continue in our work to develop even greater capacity within our industry, and we urge EPA and the Administration to take another look at biodiesel and the value U.S. soybean farmers bring to the domestic energy discussion.”last_img read more

Students wave bye to another school year

first_imgVancouver district students wrapped up their final day of school Tuesday — the last group in Clark County to swap their classrooms for summer freedom.And, what’s this? It actually felt like summer around town, with a high temperature of 76 degrees recorded at Pearson Field in the 5 o’clock hour.Well before that, teachers and other staff at Thomas Jefferson Middle School waved goodbye to buses that carried pupils home for good.Jake Sundal, 14, a Jefferson eighth-grader, took a different route. He wore a cow suit purchased for Halloween last October, complete with an udder.“It’s the very last day of middle school. Enjoy it while you can,” Sundal said.He’ll start at Skyview High School in another couple months, “and it’s going to be a lot more fun,” he predicted.As for our short-term future: Weather forecasters call for another balmy day today, approaching 80 degrees.There’s a chance of rain showers on Thursday, but high temperatures should hit the low 70s into the weekend.last_img read more

Woodland council to have retreat

first_imgThe Woodland City Council will hold its annual retreat Saturday night at the Port of Woodland.The council will spend 45 minutes getting to know each other before discussing efficient council meetings, procedures for dealing with staff and topics for future workshops, such as the 2013 budget.The group will also discuss the Prothman Report, an independent audit released in 2011 that concluded Woodland needed a city manager to run day-to-day operations.The meeting will be gin at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Port of Woodland’s Commissioners meeting room, 116 Davidson Ave.last_img

Hearing set for Thursday to discuss summer chinook

first_imgWashington and Oregon officials will meet by teleconference at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to review the Columbia River summer chinook run.The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee met Monday and determined the summer chinook run will be smaller than the forecast of 91,200, but did not make a new estimate.The states cancelled a Columbia River Compact hearing on Monday to consider an additional commercial fishing period in the lower river.On June 17-18, the net fleet caught 1,714 summer chinook, 373 sockeye and 277 sturgeon for 116 deliveries.last_img