18 Sep

France looking really strong – Sagna

first_imgBacary Sagna believes that France are looking “really strong” heading into the World Cup and feels that the disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final can make them even more determined to win at RussiaThe former Arsenal and Manchester City full-back represented France at international himself and participated in three of their last four major tournaments.However, Sagna was not included for the World Cup squad this time around.But the 35-year-old is still feeling optimistic about France and is hopeful that with all the “amazing players” at the squad that they can win their first world title since 1998.“The France national team is really strong,” he told ESPN.“Every single position is really strong. We have amazing players going to the World Cup and I think they’re going to do well, not only because they are talented but because they are really young.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“There’s a good vibe in the team and in the most recent competitions, in the World Cup in 2014 and in Euro 2016 we did well. I’m looking forward to seeing the team reach the final and winning.”Losing to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final at home soil, could further fuel France’s determination this summer.“I remember the first words [in the dressing room] after losing the final were thinking about the World Cup,” he said.“It was disappointing to lose the final the way we did in France, and I think the team wants to live these kinds of moments again because it’s just magical, crazy when you see the impact it had on the country itself. They have quality and they’re going to go step by step.”After being released by City last summer, Sagna now plays for Benevento Calcio in Serie A.last_img read more

18 Sep

Guardiola praises Sterling

first_imgThe Manchester City manager is happy about how his team is performing, but he believes Sterling’s goal was simply awesomeAfter Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-1, the Citizens’ coach Pep Guardiola praised one of his footballers.To the Catalan, Raheem Sterling played very intelligently and his goal was simply awesome.“He made a fantastic goal and he fought a lot,” Guardiola told reporters as per a Goal article.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.“Especially in the second half, he played so cleverly. He moves the way we need him to move to help the team to be stable.”“The wingers are so important to make stability in our team and he did it quite well,” he said.“They [the players] know me. They convince me [and] I am satisfied the moment they run and do everything.”“The mistakes without the ball [and when] taking decisions – it is part of the process. So, it’s no problem,” he concluded.last_img read more

18 Sep

Osvaldo would not like to be like Lionel Messi

first_imgFormer footballer Osvaldo, revealed that he wouldn’t like being on Lionel Messi’s shoes because of how public his life if to the rest of the world.This week we had the chance to read a very interesting interview that Daniel Osvaldo did for Marca, the Argentine player who left professional football to pursue his music career and he spoke about many topics where he included Lionel Messi. The former Boca Jrs player revealed his bohemian life after retiring from football at a very young age, he now lives in Barcelona and plays music with his band called ‘Barrio Viejo’. The man really enjoys his life and it seems like football wasn’t really the calling he was expecting after all, instead he’s chosen to take the more hedonistic approach and get to experience the wilder side of life as a proper rock star. We don’t judge him for it and nobody should, the path he took is just as exciting if not more than the life of a professional football player and when he was asked if he would like to live Lionel Messi’s life he responded with a vociferous ‘NO’. But he explained his reasons to not want to be like his compatriot, living Leo Messi’s life can be one of the most complicated scenarios for anybody who doesn’t like living under the public eye at all times.’Messi has no life, he lives in a golden cage’ – Osvaldo https://t.co/fROTLDajFa pic.twitter.com/kQp0AyFfBp— 9javenue (@9javenue) September 25, 2018When asked if he would like to live Lío’s life, Osvaldo quickly said: “No. I would love to play like him though. I would get into fights with everyone because poor man, he doesn’t have a life! He lives in a prison made of gold. He could never be here having a drink on his own. Maybe he doesn’t even care about these things, but I do. At those levels you are not even in your home for long. You buy yourself the biggest television money can buy and you don’t even step foot on your TV room. Why would you want a Ferrari if you only go from your house to the training ground, which is 15 minutes away? I never cared about money, and yet I still spent money on stupid things. I still do, but I spend it on cheaper stuff. But I also don’t think he would like to live my life, the last time I saw him was when I gave him my record. He is not my friend, but he is one of those people who are likable, he hugs you when he sees you and he always has a good vibe. He even asked me: ‘Why do you like music?’ He didn’t understand me when I tried to explain, I believe he must think I’m crazy,” said Osvaldo during that long Marca interview about Messi.Dani Osvaldo on why he couldn’t be Ronaldo: “He gets home and does 150 sit ups. When I get home I like putting the fire on and grilling meat”On why he couldn’t be Messi: “He lives in a golden prison. If I were him then I wouldn’t be here drinking”PoeticDavid 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.via @CB_Ignoranza pic.twitter.com/iZS56gJzSr— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 24, 2018And we have to say that Osvaldo does have a pretty good point, players like Ronaldo or Messi will never live a private life as long as they breathe. We can take Diego Maradona’s example, he is a football legend who also loves to party sometimes and this “hobby” has brought him a lot of bad press throughout his life and even a stigma of being a bad example for children. Messi or Ronaldo need to take very good care of their image, because they would lose millions of euros if they slipped up badly like Osvaldo or Maradona have in their life. But the Argentine former player also added: “If I was Messi, I would never leave football, even if I wanted to. You are the best player in the world and that has a reason. This is not only the best thing you can do in the whole world, but you also have to dedicate your life to it 24 hours and 365 days every single year. But his talent does come more natural,” said Osvaldo about Messi’s complicated life as a professional.Osvaldo: I would like to play like Messi. I would get into fights with everyone, because he has no life, poor guy. He lives in a golden prison. He could not be here having a drink. Maybe he doesn’t care about that, but I do. At that level you aren’t even comfortable at home. pic.twitter.com/jf5Iz2ij1z— Juan G. Arango 🇨🇴 (@JuanG_Arango) September 24, 2018What would you do if you had the chance to live Leo Messi’s life for a day? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

18 Sep

Lineker Pochettino is already punching well above his weight

first_imgTottenham legend Gary Lineker believes Mauricio Pochettino has no need whatsoever to prove himself as a top-class coach.The Argentine has impressed greatly at Spurs in the past four years by converting them into regular top-four finishers in the Premier League, despite their limited resources.In light of this, Pochettino has been frequently linked with a switch to Real Madrid in La Liga along with Manchester United.Despite his impressive progress, however, critics have been quick to point out that Pochettino has failed to do the one thing that really counts in football – winning trophies.But former striker Lineker, who scored 80 goals in 138 games for Spurs and won the FA Cup with the club in 1991, insists Pochettino has nothing to prove to anyone.“He doesn’t need to win anything to be proclaimed as a terrific coach,” Lineker told talkSPORT.“He’s punching well above his weight in terms of how he’s performed at that football club, that’s why he’s been linked with Manchester United.“If he was the manager of Manchester City or Liverpool then you’d go ‘yeah, he needs to be winning things on a fairly regular basis.’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.“Tottenham have got a good squad, but they haven’t got the strength in depth that City or Liverpool have.”He continued: “(Pep) Guardiola had to wait until his second season to win his first trophy at City.“On that basis does [Jurgen] Klopp need to win something this season? Yeah, probably.“But at the same time [Liverpool] play great football, they’re ultra-competitive and serious challengers in two of the biggest competitions in world football, so you have to weigh all that up.“Pochettino is not managing a huge club with massive budgets and expectations.“He’s not bought a player for the last two windows, now. Some people have short memories.”The last time Spurs won any silverware themselves came in the 2008 EFL Cup, where they defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the final.LONDON – FEBRUARY 24: Robbie Keane of Tottenham Hotspur leads the celebrations following victory during the Carling Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2008 in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 after extra time. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)last_img read more

17 Sep

Three Canadian Institutions Announces Extension on Scholarships

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Nov 2014 – Mount Royal University, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University are the three institutions where scholarships are being offered for further studies in Canada. The Governor’s Office has issued notice to announce that the deadline for application for scholarships through Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has been extended to Monday December 1st, 2014. Students or potential students wanting to achieve a certification in medical terminology or a Graduate Certificate in Destination Development or a take part in a short course in Wildlife Management, should apply. Could be seen as good or bad… but for these studies, you will not have to leave home; these are a part of the Canadian Viral University Scholarship Project. I have published the link to apply … follow me on Twitter @DeeCaribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Canada offers help in financial services sector to TCI Working Group Related Items:canada, department of foreign affairs and international trade, destination development, graduate certificate, mount royal university, Royal Roads University and TELUQ University, wiildlife management Recommended for you PanAm Junior Games countdown on Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCIlast_img read more

17 Sep

Remembering 911 Remembering Conrad Howell

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 9, 2016 – This weekend, we also remember the tragedy of 9-11, 15 years later and our own September 11th tragedy in the mysterious death of pastor, preacher, broadcast show host, husband, father, brother and so much more, but notably the author of the country’s National Song – This land of Ours – Rev. Dr. Conrad Howell.  It was one year ago on September 11 that Howell went missing; a cadaver dog aided in the search where scores of residents turned out to find missing Howell.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:remembering 9/11, remembering Rev. Conrad Howellcenter_img Rev was found on Saturday September 12, his body was in bushes not too far away from his home in the Blue Mountain area.  While Police ruled the death not a homicide, residents rejected the notion of a suicide.last_img read more

17 Sep

TCI Premier says not a crisis in leadership but a crisis in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “The people of this country must know that all who share a function in addressing national security is well alert, engaged and on the job. I have not left matters unattended as it relates to the role of Government neither have I been disconnected nor reckless in the carriage of my duties or trust. I am asking each of us to be careful of what we share by whatsapp and on social media as this is contributing to how we market our tourist destination. We must not want our postings to be the one advertisement that a tourist or potential tourist reads. These latest experiences reveal not a crisis in leadership but one of a crisis in morality. We have a few misguided youth who for whatever reason has chosen this destructive path that threatens life and also put their lives at risk. What sets us apart from all of our neighbors is the fact that a few reckless acts as well as a few reckless statements in such a small country can have a devastating impact. What I wish to say to my people is that we must take stock of our actions and resist the temptation to turn this into a fight with each other and to turn this on a fight for our misguided youth, our troubled homes and communities and if we must turn it on persons, turn it on those who seek to exploit this troubled time for political and personal gain at the loss of our country. We are all in this together and if we are going to win which I am sure that we will, we must not delay the win by wasting time on issues that pale in comparison to the challenges we face as a people. Oh how I would wish to be the super woman with a magical wand that can turn everything perfect instantly but what I am is a leader that will not neglect her people nor stand down in the face of a fight for us as a people; what I am is a leader that is hurt for my people who are in too many ways being exploited by selfish persons.  This is not at all a crisis in leadership: it is a crisis in morality and we must address the real issues while law enforcement does its part. My Government remains committed to addressing causal factors as well as funding policing initiatives.”#MagneticMediaNews#PressRelease The purchasing of a building to house the highly anticipated CCTV Program and other new crime fighting initiatives;The approval of funding for additional Police Officers including managers of the CCTV Project in the recently passed Budget;The approval of $1.2m in the purchase of new cars in the recently passed budget;The agreement in the National Security Council to devise a national security strategy;The inclusion of modern crime fighting initiatives and other legislative support for the Police in our legislative calendar;The beginning works jointly between the Police and Immigration to seek out and  to repatriate undocumented persons;The presentation, as Premier, to Cabinet of a Paper on the rehabilitation of offenders in an effort to reduce the rate of repeat offenders;The initial dialogue with the TCHTA and the wider business community to employ those at risk under the Government’s Change for Change Program to be led by the Ministry of Home Affairs; andHolding meetings with Pastors and other civic leaders to assist in identifying and creating Programs that will address our youth.“I want to encourage us as a people not to be led blindly by those who choose the way of personal attacks and gutter politics to score political points and to exploit those who are genuinely fearful and concerned for their country. This has and always will be bigger than politics. This time calls for calm, responsible and strong leadership and while finger pointing is all that some know or have come to accept as leadership, much is happening in the area of national security,” says Premier Robinson. Related Items: Turks and Caicos, Thursday 3rd August 2017 – Providenciales – “A Leader of a country is never on vacation and no one must feel that there is a crisis in leadership on the matter of crime in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Acting Premier is fully engaged and I am fully aware of what is transpiring. We continue to engage law enforcement on their needs and will continue to support them. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “We will continue our efforts as a Government on the initiatives we have committed to for the short term as well as the long term future. There are those who would seek to reduce the efforts by this Government over the past few months to Press Releases and it would be irresponsible if we do not remind persons and counter the falsehoods. On coming to Office we promised the people that we would make representation to the United Kingdom (UK) for assistance and this we did on two separate occasions with the UK Ministers responsible for Overseas Territories in the past 7 months. This request was made initially to Baroness Anelay during a bi-lateral meeting in February and again with Lord Ahmad last month.  We were grateful when in February when the UK agreed to have a security needs assessment carried out. The TCI was one of the earliest countries to receive a Team who assessed our needs. We are now in possession of that Report with recommendations. We will continue our efforts in this regard and are pleased with the reception by both Ministers. Nonetheless, we will continue to fund policing initiatives and would wish to remind our people again of our other efforts thus far in 7 months:last_img read more

17 Sep

Premier on Death of TCIs Oldest Resident

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islandscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 23, 2018 – South Caicos – Premier Robinson regrets the passing of Turks and Caicos Islands’ oldest resident, Ms. Eliza “Ma Lilah” Basden of South Caicos.  Ms. Basden passed on Thursday, January 19, 2018 peacefully at home in South Caicos at the age of 104 years old.Ms. Basden has made outstanding contributions to the island and is known amongst most for her sterling contribution to her Church and by extension of the Turks and Caicos Island Baptist Union and the Soroptimist Club.  She served as the first female executive member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Baptist Union and to date is the longest serving Recording Secretary.Premier Robinson on her passing says that, “Ms. Basden has been blessed to enjoy 104yrs and this is testament to God’s blessing on her life and her strength.  Knowing her personally, I have seen her strength and her commitment to her beliefs.  She was a loyal person and faithful to her commitment whether it was to the Church or the wider community.  She has left an indelivle mark on those who met her.  I believe that her life when celebrated on February 3rd, 2018 will speak volumes to this great giant of a lady and will inspire many to serve their God, Church and community with passion.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Baltimore Based Cancer Specialist Helping TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaiocos, January 25, 2018 – Providenciales – A serious spike in cases of cancer has health officials in the Turks and Caicos rallying behind an idea that there needs to be more informed discussions and serious, activation of plan to do minimize the disease which is killing more and more islanders each year.  Dr Armando Sardi was introduced by the Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood and Private sector partner, Dr. Hugh Malcolm as having a expansive background that could rescue the TCI from this globally common, unfavorable trend.Dr. Sardi sat for nearly an hour with members of the Turks and Caicos media core, expounding on the gravity of this often deadly disease, agreeing that indeed the effort to beat cancer must be a collaborative one.“Education, children, girls, boys knowing how to help prevent cancer, how to diagnose early, early vaccination.  For example, if you vaccinate a kid, both boys and girls with the vaccine for the viral HP virus, you will prevent 90 percent of the cervical cancers, 90 percent. If women do screening mammograms, you are going to detect the cancer early when it’s curable. Cancer does not mean death, and that is the most important thing to do, we are afraid that if I find cancer I’m going to die, if I operate I’m going to die, it’s going to get bigger, that’s not correct.  If cancer is detected early, most cancers will be cured.”As Director of Cancer Medicine at Mercy Medical in Baltimore, Dr Sardi explained what needs to happen…“I am very grateful that the country, and I have already met with several people that are really dedicated to make a change.  But we need the help of the industry, the Tourism industry, all the industries in the country, private, government, schools, education, because if we all don’t work together, it will never happen, and as I mentioned before, this is a process that will effect more and more people.”Cancer is up 18% in the Turks and Caicos.#MagneticMediaNews#DrArmandoSardihelpingTCI#letusallhelptoendcancer Related Items:#DrArmandoSardihelpingTCI, #letusallhelptoendcancer, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

17 Sep

Report Real Madrid to hand Navas a new contract

first_imgReal Madrid have reportedly decided to begin contract talks with the out-of-favour Keylor NavasThe Costa Rican goalkeeper arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2014 from fellow La Liga side Levante and soon established himself as the club’s number one.However, Navas’ has found himself benched frequently this season with Real’s new €35m arrival Thibaut Courtois now the preferred option in goal.In total, the Belgian has made 11 starts for Real compared to Navas’ seven with four of Courtois’ starts coming in the club’s last five games.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.Due to this, Navas’ future had been called into question with Juventus recently being linked with a surprise move.But ABC claims that Real are desperate to retain the healthy competition between Courtois and Navas.The report adds that Los Blancos have decided to offer Navas a new one-year extension on his contract until June 2021.Navas has made 148 appearances in all competitions for Real and has won three straight Champions Leagues along with a La Liga title.last_img read more

17 Sep

Mauro Icardi proud of a successful 2018

first_imgMauro Icardi hopes to build on a successful calendar year after his efforts were rewarded with numerous individual accolades.The Inter captain equally assured the fans they are going all out for a win in Turin when they trade tackles with Juventus.“I would absolutely not be content with a point at the Juventus Stadium. We go there to play it without fear, as that must be the mentality of a sportsman.”Icardi received several awards over the last 24 hours, from the Gran Gala’ del Calcio to this evening’s Gazzetta Awards.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I am very happy with how my 2018 has gone so far. My first goal in the Champions League gave me indescribable emotions,” the Argentine told Football Italia.“I had been waiting such a long time for my first goal with the Seleccion and that came too, so I couldn’t have asked for anything more.“It has been an unforgettable year and along with my teammates we achieved the rewards for our hard work.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Young impressed with Rashfords form

first_imgManchester United’s defender Ashley Young, has revealed the key to Marcus Rashford’s current exciting run of success.Rashford took his goal tally to five in seven games and 41 in total for the club with the goal against the Seagulls at the Stretford End. And Young was delighted with the lad’s current run of form ahead of their FA Cup clash against Arsenal on Friday night.“Marcus just wants to learn,” Young told reporters after Saturday’s game.“He’s on the training pitch all the time and at times you have to drag him off because he just wants to be out there.Rashford with United’s second goal….GET INNN #MUNBHA #MUNBRI pic.twitter.com/FBjRG2fOc5— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al___AJ) January 19, 2019“He wants to learn and that is a good thing to see in a youngster now. It’s fantastic to see, he’s got that hunger, that desire, he’s a winner, and when you come through the Academy here, you’ve got that in abundance and you can see that when he goes out on the pitch every day here.”Rashford opened his goalscoring account for United in the league with a brace against the Gunners in a 3-2 victory in the Premier League three years ago. And Young remembers how he has flourished from then on till date.“I saw it from his youth-team days, when he was in the reserves and then obviously when he was training with us,“ recalled Young via the club’s website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.”He was a breath of fresh air. I was looking at him, thinking ‘I wish I was that spring chicken again’ but that seems like ages ago when he burst on to the scene, and I don’t think he’s looked back since. Like I said, he wants to work each day and every day and he can only get better.“I’ve said it from the time he broke into the team and even before then, he can be an unbelievable talent, he’s got the world ahead of him.his thought on Rashford’s goal, tho, the way he talked about it.Ole knows. Still The Assassin.pic.twitter.com/A3gZ34cfWS— Janoary M. Wibowo (@janoary_mw) January 13, 2019“He looks like he’s been playing for years and years. He’s a man ahead of his age.“The finish was unbelievable. I think he was actually off-balance but the way he finished it was superb and it’s a sight for us back players to see, the forwards running at defenders like that. I wouldn’t want to see him running at me like that! We get that in training.“It’s a tough job there [up front], but as long as they keep scoring, there’s great competition for places, and that’s what you’ve got to do – you’ve got to earn your money and go out there and produce, and he’s been doing that.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondido

first_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – At least one person was killed Sunday night in a crash on the Ronald Packard Parkway (78) in Escondido, authorities said.The crash was reported by Escondido police to the California Highway Patrol at 11:07 p.m. on the eastbound Ronald Packard Parkway at Broadway, the CHP said.At least one person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP’s log.The parkway was reduced to one lane eastbound for the investigation, the CHP said. June 18, 2018 Updated: 6:23 AM Posted: June 18, 2018 Fatal crash on Ronald Packard Parkway in Escondidocenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

17 Sep

Poway developer breaks ground on new downtown development

first_imgPoway developer breaks ground on new downtown development Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:32 PM KUSI Newsroom August 20, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Official renderings of “Outpost”SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local real estate developer Capexco broke ground Monday on a $35 million mixed-use development in downtown Poway.The new development, named Outpost, is located on a 1.58-acre parcel of land and is expected to include 53 residential units, an urban food hall and a 20,000-square-foot fitness center by Crunch Fitness.Outpost is the first development under the updated Poway Road Specific Plan, which the Poway City Council approved in December 2017. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and the city council approved the Outpost project in March; it is expected to be completed by fall 2019.Trent Claughton, president and CEO of Poway-based Capexco, said Outpost is named as such because he sees Poway as a destination for all of San Diego County.“Outpost marks an important milestone in Poway’s history that we hope will become a model for revitalization and creating a walkable downtown district for Poway,” Claughton said. “It brings needed housing and compelling new food and fitness concepts to Poway in a vibrant live, play and work mixed- use development.”Outpost will be comprised of three buildings that will house the project’s amenities, a pedestrian paseo between buildings, outdoor seeing, a patio above the food hall and underground parking.“This project will be a catalyst for achieving” the city’s dream of creating a town center, Vaus said. “Outpost will offer new places to live, work and play while helping fuel the city’s economy.” Posted: August 20, 2018last_img read more

17 Sep

Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast

first_img Updated: 8:05 PM John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom October 10, 2018 Posted: October 10, 2018 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) — An unidentified dead man was found drifting in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach Wednesday, authorities reported.The body was floating about 2 1/2 miles from shore when a fisherman on a boat spotted it shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to police.City lifeguards and harbor-police personnel retrieved the corpse and brought it to their main dock on Quivira Court on Mission Bay. Homicide detectives were dispatched to investigate the fatality “out of an abundance of caution,” San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.The body, dressed only in surfer-style shorts, bore no obvious signs of traumatic injuries. A potentially suspicious factor in the case, however, was a chain wrapped around the dead man’s waist, though it might have been used simply as a belt or clothing accessory, the lieutenant said.The deceased appeared to have been roughly 30 to 40 years old at the time of his death, according to Dupree.The county Medical Examiner’s Office was called in to take custody of the body for identification and autopsy purposes. center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Police investigating body found off Mission Beach coast John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

16 Sep

Beacock Music founder killed in cycling accident

first_imgWatch an interview Dale Beacock gave in 2008 to the National Association of Music Merchants Oral History Program.Dale Beacock, a longtime musician and founder of Beacock Music, died late Thursday morning after being struck by a log truck’s trailer while riding his bicycle on Highway 101 north of Garibaldi, Ore.About 11:50 a.m., Beacock, 81, was riding south near Milepost 54, when his bike swerved into the southbound lane and was struck by the trailer of the loaded log truck as it passed him, according to a bulletin from the Oregon State Police.It wasn’t known why he swerved, the bulletin said.Beacock was pronounced dead at the scene. He’d been riding with his son, Russ Beacock, 47, who was not reported injured.The elder Beacock was an experienced bicyclist and wore a helmet, the bulletin said.Russ Beacock and his sister, Gayle Beacock, are co-owners of the Beacock Music store in east Vancouver, a family member said.The log truck driver, Michael J. Hall, 65, of Bay City, Ore., stayed at the scene and was not reported injured.The accident is under investigation by officers including an OSP collision reconstructionist.Dale Beacock was featured in a Jan. 1, 2010, Bits ‘n’ Pieces story in The Columbian. The article detailed how Beacock had played with a band on New Year’s Eve almost every year since he was in high school; the only exceptions were in the 1950s, when he was serving in the U.S. Navy.In recent years, he’d been performing with a band at Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge in Oregon. In 2010, he agreed to be part of New Year’s Eve festivities at Vancouver’s Luepke Center. He was director of the New Horizons jazz band, which performed there.last_img read more

16 Sep

Worker electrocuted while powerwashing silo in Woodland

first_imgA Vancouver man died Monday afternoon after being electrocuted in a high-lift machine while power-washing a silo at Furrer Construction in Woodland.Although no one saw the accident, it’s believed that he or another object touched a nearby power line, according to a bulletin from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The man was found collapsed in the high lift.His boss, Hans Furrer, performed CPR on him until paramedics with AMR Norhwest ambulance and Cowlitz County Fire District 7 arrived.A Life Flight air ambulance was called to land at the Woodland Airport, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.Firefighters from Cowlitz County responded to the report just after noon, at 418 Northwest Hayes Road.The electrocuted man was unresponsive while first responders performed CPR, according to radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. His name had not been released as of The Columbian’s press time.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating, an emergency dispatcher said.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

15 Sep

UK health insurance costs expected to rise by 65

first_imgUK health insurance costs are expected to rise by 6.5% in 2016, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its 2016 Global medical trends report, which surveyed 174 health insurance providers operating across 55 countries, also found that the average price of health insurance globally is estimated to rise by 9.1% this year.The research also found:Health insurance costs are forecast to increase by 5% in Belgium, 3.5% in France, and 1.2% in Spain in 2016. Increases of 4.7%, 2.1% and 0.8% are expected in Greece, Portugal, and Italy, respectively.Health insurance prices are estimated to rise by 15% in Russia this year, compared to 10% in Norway and 8% in Sweden.Over the last five years, there has been an annual increase in UK health insurance prices of between 5.1% and 6.4%, which compares to annual increases of between 8% and 9.6% in 2007-2011.Jeremy Hill (pictured), director in Willis Towers Watson’s Global Services and Solutions business, said: “Health insurance remains a key employee benefit in the UK, but the effect of aging workforces, costly and complex treatments, and technological advancements is that health insurance inflation in the UK is higher than in most of Europe.“Employers continue to keep health costs under review, with many looking at cost-sharing mechanisms to contain cost, as well as looking at health and wellbeing approaches to improve the underlying health of employees.”last_img read more

15 Sep

Lidl increases entrylevel pay in line with voluntary living wage rates

first_imgSupermarket chain Lidl will increase the wages of more than 17,000 of its employees from 1 March next year, in line with the new rates for the voluntary living wage, announced this week.Entry-level pay for Lidl staff will increase from £8.75 to £9.00 per hour outside of London, and from £10.20 to £10.55 within the M25.Voluntary living wage rates exceed the government’s national living wage, which is the statutory minimum paid to employees aged 25 and over, currently set at £7.83 an hour and due to increase to £8.21 from April 2019, in line with the 2018 budget.This is the fourth year Lidl has increased the wages of its hourly-paid employees to match the rates set by the foundation, representing a pay rise of nearly 25% for workers outside of London and 30% for those within the M25 since 2015.Christian Hartnagel, chief executive of Lidl UK, said: “Lidl is an incredibly exciting business to be a part of right now, with sales continuing to climb and new stores opening every week. Our employees are among the most talented and hardworking in the industry and we are committed to supporting them both inside and outside of the workplace.”The organisation added 2,500 employees to its workforce in 2017, and is actively recruiting for hundreds of roles across the country as it is set to open more than 50 new stores in the coming year, along with five new regional distribution centres by 2025.Hartnagel said: “With our newest warehouse opening this week in Avonmouth and a further five set to open in the coming years, along with our pipeline of new stores, we look forward to welcoming more people into the Lidl team.”last_img read more