TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd draw up plans for four new signingsby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to make four new signings for the start of next season.The Manchester Evening News says United want to sign a full back, midfielder, a forward and a striker to add depth and quality to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.United chiefs ‘held a recruitment meeting’ at the start of last month to begin drafting a shortlist of targets for the January transfer window and next summer.It is claimed that James Maddison, Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Declan Rice are principal targets as they look to continue their recent transfer strategy of purchasing young, British players.The club know that those deals would require significant negotiating and therefore the club is also drafting a longer list of targets.
EDMONTON, A.B. — The spring sitting of the Alberta legislature is set to begin, with the focus on pipelines and the economy.The session opens Thursday with a speech from the throne, and Government House Leader Brian Mason says the first order of business the following Monday is a debate on pipelines.Mason says all members of the legislature will be asked to vote on a government motion that makes it clear to the rest of Canada its support for Alberta’s efforts on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Alberta has been fighting with British Columbia over the pipeline, which has been approved by the federal government but has met resistance from the B.C. government.The opposition United Conservatives have already voiced support for getting Trans Mountain built, but have disagreed with how Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP is waging the fight.The centrepiece of the session comes March 22, when Finance Minister Joe Ceci delivers the fiscal 2018 budget.
In an article published Wednesday — “Was Lionel Messi Tired?” — we proposed that Messi’s sometimes-criticized “work rate” — the fact that he appears to cover less distance on the field per minute than just about any non-goalkeeper — might actually be an important part of what makes him as good as he is.It’s a counterintuitive possibility and would fly in the face of conventional wisdom, as well as decades of soccer coaching. But at the very least, it deserves to be considered.And this wouldn’t be the first time the conventional wisdom seemed lacking with regard to Messi.For example, Messi hardly ever uses “crossing passes” to set up other players. Such passes have traditionally been considered a cornerstone of soccer offense, and empirically they’re still the dominant method of delivering the ball into the penalty area. In the Opta play-by-play data set, about 42 percent of such deliveries are crosses, yet Messi has eschewed them as far back as our data goes (his comparable rate is less than 10 percent).Meanwhile, recent research suggests that crossing passes aren’t as good as people have long thought. Cursory analysis supports those findings: Non-cross passes into the penalty area seem to lead to goals slightly more often than crosses.But even if we assume the balance between crosses and not crosses was optimal, there would seem to be an even better reason why Messi doesn’t use them: comparative advantage. Although he’s good and productive when he uses crosses, he’s even better when he doesn’t. The following chart compares regular open-play (non-set-piece) passes into the penalty area by Messi and by everyone, from crosses and not-crosses:There’s this thing that everyone does that’s supposedly super-important. Except that it’s not as good as people think it is. And though Messi’s good at it, he’s better at something else. So he does that instead.Just how rare is it to cross so little?This sort of thing is style-dependent. Barcelona runs a more possession-based offense (crosses are the favored technique of the up-down, attacking-style soccer traditionally favored by England), yet Barca players other than Messi use crosses to deliver to the penalty area about 30 percent of the time — much, much closer to the 42 percent average of teams in the big five soccer leagues than to Messi’s rate.Messi also plays in the center above the box, which means he’s in position to cross less often. But this is true of many players, and Messi makes more non-cross passes and fewer cross passes (relatively) than anyone (including even midfielders):Much like how Messi “takes on” more defenders than anyone — because he’s better at it than anyone — on non-cross passes into the penalty area, Messi has an edge he likes, so he hammers it and hammers it and hammers it.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — All eyes are on Ohio State men’s basketball’s sophomore forward Jared Sullinger, whose availability is unknown as the Buckeyes prepare for their first road test of the season against the University of Kansas Jayhawks. After suffering back spasms in a Nov. 29 victory against Duke and missing No. 2-ranked OSU’s last game, Sullinger may miss consecutive games for the first time in his college career when the Buckeyes battle the No. 13-ranked Jayhawks Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Sullinger’s health was the first topic OSU coach Thad Matta addressed during a Thursday press conference. “(Sullinger) is feeling better,” Matta said. “He’s doing more every day, but quite honestly, I don’t know if we’ll know until Saturday whether he’s going to play or not.” An OSU athletic department spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Saturday request for comment regarding Sullinger’s status. OSU sophomore guard Aaron Craft said Sullinger was walking around gingerly at the start of the week, but made noticeable improvements in the days that followed. Craft added that he was uncertain of Sullinger’s availability the Kansas game. “(Sullinger) has got the bounce back in his step,” Craft said. “We’ll just see how it goes.” Matta said he was amazed at how much better Sullinger was moving around, but that he doesn’t want to jeopardize his player’s health. “I’m thinking ‘big picture’ here,” Matta said. “Much more than Saturday’s game, or anything along those lines.” Sullinger started all 37 games OSU played last season and had started in each of OSU’s first seven games during the 2011-12 campaign until he was forced from the lineup for the team’s 64-35 win against Texas-Pan American last Saturday. Should Sullinger miss the Kansas game, Matta said the team will not deviate from its usual game plan. “To reinvent the wheel — we’re not going to do that,” he said. “I like the progress we’ve made this week.” Without Sullinger, guarding Thomas Robinson, Kansas’ 6-foot-10, 237-pound junior forward, may be complicated. “(Robinson) is a phenomenal basketball player, and probably the best that we’ve gone against this year,” Matta said. That task of defending Robinson would likely fall to junior forward Evan Ravenel or sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas, and then OSU still has the Jayhawks’ 7-foot, 235-pound redshirt junior center Jeff Withey to contend with. Ravenel said hard work could help nullify Robinson and Withey. “Getting early position, boxing out — things you learn when you first start playing basketball,” Ravenel said of his likely defensive assignments. “(Robinson) is a great athlete and he works hard.” With or without Sullinger, Craft said he thinks that playing on the road against Kansas is a great opportunity for OSU. He also thinks the Buckeyes can win. “If Jared doesn’t play, Jared doesn’t play,” he said. “We’re not going to miss a beat. We have great guys like (Ravenel) … that have come in and practiced just as hard as Jared has.” Ravenel agreed. “We work on execution,” Ravenel said. “We’re going to get in there and do everything we can.” OSU (8-0) tips off against Kansas (6-2) at 3:15 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) will open divisional play this weekend, when they travel to Bloomington, Ind., to face the Indiana Hoosiers (2-3). First-year coach Urban Meyer talked about the upcoming challenge the Hoosiers might present, last weekend’s game against Nebraska and recruiting at the weekly Big Ten football coaches’ teleconference Tuesday. Looking past the Hoosiers? After back-to-back wins against ranked opponents, including a 63-38 drubbing of then-No. 21 Nebraska last weekend, the Buckeyes seem to be a confident bunch. But are they too confident? Meyer said it’s important for his team to realize there is plenty of football to be played before they can be considered a great team. “These kids are 6-0 and a lot of people are telling them how good they are,” Meyer said. “Quite honestly, we have a long way to go.” It is something that, arguably, happens every year in college football. Teams can win a big game against a ranked team, ride that high all week, and then lose to an inferior opponent that they underestimate a week later. Meyer said, however, that he is not concerned with his team’s focus as they prepare for an Indiana team that has lost its last three games. “We’re not at the point that we can start overlooking anybody,” Meyer said. “I’m concerned about execution and stopping them, not overlooking them.” Last week’s win bodes well for the future Last Saturday’s win against Nebraska could have major implications on the OSU football program for years to come. Meyer wasn’t able to give an exact number of recruits in attendance, but said that “there were a lot” of prospective Buckeyes in the Horseshoe last Saturday. Meyer also said the atmosphere in the stadium during the Buckeyes’ blowout left an impression of some of the nation’s elite high school prospects. “It’s a little risky sometimes to have a bunch of recruits come in on a big game, because if you fail and you lose, it’s miserable,” Meyer said. “The atmosphere was tremendous. The way we won in the second half, that was very critical for recruiting.” Miller, the Heisman Hopeful? As one of college football’s leaders in rushing yards per game, and the quarterback of the Big Ten’s only unbeaten team, sophomore Braxton Miller is gaining hype as a Heisman Trophy contender. “He’s one of the best players in the college game,” said Indiana coach Kevin Wilson. Wilson did say that, “there are better players out there,” but pointed out that the sophomore quarterback will only improve as he grows into Meyer’s system. “He’s young,” Wilson said. “Knowing a little bit about him, and knowing the coach that he’s got, he will get better and better. You’re not seeing the best of him.” A key component in winning the Heisman Trophy is having big games on big stages against ranked opponents. Miller might have done that last Saturday, rushing for a career-high 186 yards and scoring two touchdowns in a win against Nebraska. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, however, was not willing to anoint Miller as a favorite for college football’s most prestigious individual award. “That’s up to you guys,” Pelini said.
Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will likely be the next Urban Meyer assistant coach to be hired elsewhere as a head coach. It just won’t happen this year.Meyer said Wednesday during his press conference on Early Signing Day that Day turned down an offer to be a head coach at a program in the Southeastern Conference.“Coach Day had the opportunity to potentially be a head coach in the SEC and decided to stay at Ohio State,” Meyer said. “He’s done a phenomenal job for us. There have been other coaches on our staff have opportunities to move on and they haven’t, so this coaching staff is very strong right now.”Day was hired last January and inked a two-year contract with Ohio State. He was paid a base salary of $400,000 this season, but that will increase to $800,000 next season.There were a total of six SEC head coach positions open this offseason. Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas and Ole Miss have all filled those positions. It’s unclear which one of those positions offered the job to Day.Day told reporters in the locker room after the Big Ten championship game that he had not been contacted by another school for another job at that point.Day, also the quarterbacks coach, was largely responsible for a turnaround of the Ohio State offense in 2017. The Buckeyes averaged the fifth-most points per game in the country with 42.5 and the passing offense ranked 28th in 2017 with an average of 274.2 yards compared to 81st in 2016 with 213.9 yards.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has joined the growing list of managers wishing they could have Eden Hazard following their 2-1 loss to Chelsea on SundayThe Spaniard’s ultra-defensive master-plan of a 5-4-1 formation at St James’ Park looked to have paid off at one point when substitute Joselu headed home an 83rd-minute equaliser to cancel out Hazard’s penalty.But a late own goal from DeAndre Yedlin saw Chelsea maintain their perfect start to the new Premier League season and grab a first league win at St James’ Park since December 2011.And Benitez had an interesting theory afterwards of how things could have gone differently.“It depends on the players you have. If I had (Eden) Hazard I would give it to him and he would make the difference,” said the 58-year-old, according to TeamTalk.“We know that we can be better with the ball, but I think we did well until the end. “Both the penalty and foul leading up to it were very doubtful,”Chelsea 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.“We are missing five or six players. Any top side losing six players–a team with its own problems and six players out.“We don’t have any issues. We have some injuries and it’s something we have to manage.”Benitez dismissed reports of a bust-up with captain Jamaal Lascelles and explained his absence.“Jamaal (Lascelles) has an ankle problem, but he is already working with the physios but Jonjo (Shelvey) will have to wait one or two weeks,” he revealed.Newcastle will next face Nottingham Forest on Wednesday in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2015 – The Opposition party is apparently amazed that some members of the House of Assembly either voted no or were absent when a Private Members Motion called for an investigation into a debt collection company. Hon Goldray Ewing, the Member from Blue Hills called for a Select Committee to be established to investigate whether TOLCO, or The Outstanding Loan Company was being too ‘heavy handed’ with those indebted to the now dismantled, TC Invest. Reports are TOLCO is trying to confiscate people’s homes and for the Member, this is just too much. Ewing explains that the Premier together with three other members of his Cabinet, namely: Hon Donhue Gardiner, Hon George Lightbourne and Hon Amanda Missick went absent from the Chamber before the vote. Still the motion passed with vocal objection from Governor’s Appointed Member, Hon John Philips who said he would have liked to hear some suggestions. The Governor’s other appointed member, Hon Lillian Missick explained recommendations would come only after an investigation of a Select Committee. TOLCO was established in 2012 under former Governor Ric Todd, during the interim administration. Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and Opposition Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson in her presentation on the motion said records bear out that there had been no real push to collect outstanding loan monies, that there was a hasty process of legalizing the TOLCO entity, that TOLCO is being directed by some allegedly dodgy individuals and that the Special Committee is necessary as a lack of resources has hindered proper reporting on TOLCO by the Auditor General’s office. It is said that some $2.8 million in non-performing loans was outstanding at the time TOLCO was set up. The PDM says they have now written to the Speaker of the House, Hon Robert Hall about why he has not yet appointed the Select Committee. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Related Items:godray ewing, governor ric todd, hon. john phillips, investiigation, lillian missick, Pdm, robert hall, select committee, TOLCO TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Recommended for you Poachers found Sunday; slammed with seven charges Related Items:dominicans, poachers Dominican poachers arrested and charged Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – There are 4,000 registered Dominicans resident in the Turks and Caicos according to officials, so it is no wonder the government of that country wants to set up a consulate office here. His Excellency, Peter Beckingham and Clara Gardiner, the Permanent Secretary for Border Control are just returned from high level talks in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where six benchmarks were agreed upon. The media release said, one that the DR expressed a wish to open a full time Consulate in The Turks and Caicos Islands. That two; the Foreign Minister and Governor noted the increasing number of arrests of Dominican fishermen operating illegally within TCI Waters. They agreed that it was important to prevent this activity, both sides are open to a dialogue and the possibility of co-operation between the DR’s navy and the TCI’s police force. The third stride is that both leaders noted the likelihood of illegal human trafficking between the two countries, and agreed to beef up efforts to stop this. As a fourth desired measure, both the TCI and the DR agree on the prospects for more trade and investment between the two countries, including possibly in construction materials and processing, as well as direct investment in the tourism sector, and the services sector. The fifth is that the DR Foreign Minister wants to visit the Turks and Caicos, possibly with a small business delegation and sixth on the list is that ongoing row over maritime demarcation issues. His Excellency Beckingham reports that the Dom Rep continues to seek a consensus among relevant bodies about this issue. It was noted in the meeting too that InterCaribbean Airways has proven a valuable airline partner between the TCI and the Dominican Republic. Poachers slammed with seven charges; some escape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derek Been as the new Director of Immigration within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.Mr. Been who officially took up the post on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, holds a Post Graduate Degree from the University of Leicester Business School and previously dedicated over 10 years to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service where he served as the former Under Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Communication and Immigration from 1999 – 2004; as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2006-2009 and as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Utilities and Housing from 2009-2010, before taking up the post of Deputy Director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Ports Authority from 2010-2016.During his tenure in government Mr. Been had the opportunity to assist in a number of key projects including the construction of the North and Middle Caicos Causeway, Leeward Highway, the introduction of the Ports Authority, the Public Works Change Initiative, the Blue Ribbon Commission and several other key projects.Mr. Been is a civic leader having dedicated many years of service to the Boys Scouts where he serves as the Leader of the Grand Turk Division and is a member of the Turks and Caicos National Museum. He is also the founder and webmaster of Grand Turk Events which seeks to bring awareness to community events on the island of Grand Turk.Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams stated that she was pleased to welcome Mr. Been back to the civil service and in such a critical role at such a critical time; “I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Been on his appointment and to welcome him back to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service. His appointment which is a critical one, comes at a very critical time as we seek to make a number of positive changes in the structures, systems and management in the Ministry of Border Control and more specifically in the Immigration Department.Mr. Been possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously served as a former Under Secretary within this and numerous other ministries along with serving as a former Permanent Secretary within government. He is fully aware of both the challenges and needs of the department and has already in his short time in the department set about an action plan for change. I look forward to working with him and to supporting him in his role where I have every confidence that he will do exceptionally well.”Deputy Premier, Honourable Sean Astwood added, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Been to the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. Mr. Been assumes the vital role of Director of Immigration at a pivotal moment in our country’s history, where now more than ever, there needs to be sound direction and developments in the policies and practices guiding both migration and immigration activities for the protection and security of our borders.Mr. Been, as a former Civil Servant, Under Secretary and Permanent Secretary of numerous areas within Government, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be fundamental to the department’s ability to address the many challenges that have inundated our communities and social systems over the years. While we have embarked on numerous initiatives for the reshaping of migration and immigration in the TCI, there is a long road ahead of us but I am encouraged by the energy and diversity that Mr. Been has on how the department, and indeed the country, can achieve its goals.Over the coming weeks Mr. Been will be working to institute new guidelines and policies for the improvement and revitalization of his department and together, with our support, I expect that he will have another long successful tenure with us.”Commenting on the appointment himself Mr. Derek Been said: “I am most thankful to Almighty God for granting me the opportunity to serve in such a role and at such a time. I am fully cognizant of the inherent challenges and threats that seem to dominate the immigration and labour sectors. However, opportunities also exist and the way we manage migration and immigration is critical to the cultural, social and economic well-being of these Islands and for those who conduct business and reside here permanently. The Immigration Department is essentially an enforcement body. The staff that I lead are expected to operate within the provision of the laws of the country. I expect the officers to be fair, firm and consistent in exercising their functions and we expect the Public and our clients to appreciate and adhere to the law.As it relates specifically to the role as Director, I will support lawful entry to persons (business and pleasure) who will benefit these Islands, while preventing the abuse of the society and its economy.I look forward to continuing the efforts to improve service delivery and processes that we manage, and to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. Critical to meeting our objectives is increased staff training and cross training, forging strategic alliances and the use of technology to protect our borders. I look forward to supporting the team at the Ministry of Border Control and Employment in achieving the broader objectives.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
In a column for El Pais, Argentine Jorge Valdano hailed his compatriot Santiago Solari’s football wisdom by reminding everybody of his roots.Even before the first ever match that Santiago Solari managed as the interim Real Madrid manager, it was evident that football scholars like Jorge Valdano would praise the man’s football wisdom.The whole manner in which the Argentine manager arrived in Real Madrid by taking Julen Lopetegui’s spot in the hot seat, didn’t go as probably many of the people who know Solari expected.One of the football legends who know Santiago and has watched him grow throughout his career is Jorge Valdano, another Argentine former player who has a bright past in Real Madrid and is one of football’s most respected voices.Him and Solari share a bond that is very unique, both of them have featured in the Spanish journal El Pais, where they have written countless opinion pieces about La Liga football and Jorge is currently writing every single week.This past week’s piece needed to talk about Santiago’s irruption in the club and how much it means for the man to take the seat in the club that became the bedrock of his whole career, but Valdano was very surprised by the first press conference that Solari ever gave to the press.”Conviene no subestimar a Solari, debajo de su impecable traje hay un balón lleno de barro”, escribe Jorge Valdano. En @elpais_deportes https://t.co/HgoqHc6gET— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) November 3, 2018As we may have discovered in the opinion pieces he has written in the past, Santiago Hernan Solari is a very educated man who has a rich knowledge of the Spanish language.During most of his first moments with the press ahead of Los Blancos’ Copa del Rey match against Melilla, Solari was himself and offered an eloquent set of responses that are in line with his personality.However, there was a minor moment that had a big impression with everybody who knows him after he said that the squad needed to play with “balls”.Using profanity has never really been a trade that Santiago entertains in the way he conducts himself, but he felt that it was needed at that moment for some reason.The reaction from the press was pretty quick, something that appeared to have angered Valdano because he felt the need to come out and defend his compatriot on his latest opinion piece for El Pais.In his words, we can tell that Jorge didn’t take the criticism against Solari very well because he believes the backlash came from a negative place and from people who usually come after Real Madrid for no reason.Valdano wanted to remind everyone, that Solari may have used slight profanity but his football knowledge remains intact.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…¡Solari debuta como técnico del @realmadrid en el Bernabéu! 👌#RealMadridRealValladolid pic.twitter.com/xntbXNXXwj— LaLiga (@LaLiga) November 3, 2018“And along came Solari, ‘with two balls against Melilla’,” wrote Jorge Valdano for El Pais.“The statements that didn’t sit well in Real Madrid’s public farewell to Lopetegui, where the club bragged about their seven Ballon d’Or nominated players.”These types of unfortunate statements are the reason people dislike Real Madrid so much sometimes. On one side, they do have an incredible roster.”“But on the other side, there will always be that persistent claim of authority and superiority coming from Real Madrid. Just to sum this up, I guess that Santiago was referring to a set of Balls d’Or.”“Solari doesn’t have that particular dysfunction, he has a much more complex personality. Even though he may be capable to fully understand Nietzsche, he also comes from a family where everyone is a professional in football.”“When every single member of that family decided to hang up their boots, they made the decision to go back to the more amateur side of the game where uneven football pitches and old footballs were the norms.”“All of them wanted to keep teaching football from a place of wisdom, astuteness, and sacrifice. Santiago has absorbed all of that since he was a kid, which is why underestimating him is not wise.”“Because under that elegant suit, there is also a ball covered in mud,” he wrote.Vinicius abrazando a Solari😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/Nk7SZ7PBfF— Real Madrid™ (@RMadridSoccer) November 3, 2018What do you think about Santiago Solari’s first two matches as the Real Madrid manager? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
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) – For the Democrats the San Diego County Supervisor race is a top priority to get a voice in our county government. It is historically, and still is, dominated by five Republicans.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details. Steve Bosh, Posted: October 2, 2018 The Latest: San Diego County Supervisor race October 2, 2018 Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter
San Diego active lifestyle industry produces more than $6 Billion December 12, 2018 Posted: December 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s sports and active lifestyle industry generates more than $6 billion in economic output for the region, according to a report released Wednesday by San Diego Sports Innovators and the Cal State San Marcos Office of Business Research.San Diego County businesses that enable residents to enjoy active lifestyle activities have created more than 39,000 jobs, according to the report, and 18,000 dependent employment jobs. All told, the active lifestyle industry in the county has created more jobs than both Qualcomm and the San Diego County Water Authority combined.“San Diego is a fertile space for the sport and active lifestyle companies due to the combination of a young, active and wealthy population, as well as the temperate climate that allows for uninhibited outdoor activity,” said SDSI Executive Director Bob Rief. “What we were really excited to find in this study is just how many companies have been successful in making a passion or hobby into a successful long-term business.”The report cites sports and active lifestyle brands and companies based in the San Diego area, such as Reef sandals, UGG footwear, Tony Hawk and Birdhouse skateboards and TaylorMade and Callaway golf equipment, and concludes that active lifestyle industry sales revenues, profit growth and employment growth are all expected to increase in the immediate future.“San Diego is the place to be for an active and healthy lifestyle,” said SDSI Executive Chairman and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
March 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Possible border shutdown…and foreign aid cut off to 3 Countries 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)- President Trump has instructed the U-S state department to cut off foreign aid to three Central American Countries. These Countries include El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.President Trump stated “we have right now two big caravans coming up from Guatemala. massive caravans walking right through Mexico.” The move comes one day after president trump said the three countries had set-up migrant caravans to enter the U-S.He is also demanding action from Mexico, saying he will close the U-S/Mexico border next week if Mexico does not do anything to stop immigrants from coming into the United States Illegally. KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 30, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its best day of the year. Investors rallied behind an encouraging report on the Chinese economy, as well as strong quarterly results from Apple and other big companies.The market continues on its recovery from last week’s swoon and has now erased much of its losses over the last two weeks. “I think it’s too early to call this a new rally, but I think there are definite signs that investors are gaining confidence again after last week’s volatility,” said Kristina Hooper, head of U.S. investment strategies at Allianz Global Investors.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 37.27 points, or 2 percent, to 1,941.28. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 215.14 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,614.81. The Nasdaq composite rose 103.40 points, or 2.4 percent, to 4,419.48. This week so far has been a contrast to last week’s turbulence in many ways. Volatility is down, the S&P 500 index is on pace to have its best week of the year and the price of crude oil has stopped sliding. The bond market has also stabilized, with the 10-year Treasury note remaining around 2.20 percent for the last several days. “Last week, the main thing driving the market was the decline in oil, the Ebola scare and the rally in the 10-year Treasury note. All of those items have stabilized,” said Ian Winer, director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities.
Trade media association American Business Media Tuesday morning released the finalists for this year’s iteration of its annual Jesse H. Neal Awards. Of some 660 entries, 123 have made it to the final round, the group said. Legal publisher ALM drew the most finalist selections with 18, followed by McGraw-Hill at 16 and Crain Communications with 11. In the group with more than $7 million in gross advertising and circulation revenue, McGraw-Hill took one nomination and ALM two spots in the category of Best Single Issue of a magazine. Best Web site nominations went to The Progressive Farmer, McGraw-Hill and IEEE Media, while Hanley Wood, Farm Journal Media and IEEE Media were finalists in the Best Integrated Package category.In the group with less than $3 million in gross advertising/circulation revenue, Scholastic, McGraw-Hill and Marketing & Technology Group were finalists in the Best Single Issue of a Magazine category. Best Integrated Package nods went to McGraw-Hill, SourceMedia and Meister Media Worldwide. ABM will hand out this year’s awards, including the Grand Neal Award, at an awards luncheon scheduled for March 10 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.Click here for the complete list of 2011 finalists.
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Judy O’Connell (D-Wilmington).#5a) How big a problem is illegal immigration in Massachusetts? According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are approximately 173,000 undocumented immigrants living in our Commonwealth. To provide perspective, The Department of Homeland Security, The Pew Research Center, and Center for Migration Studies, estimate there are an estimated 11-12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Nearly one in six Massachusetts residents is an immigrant, while one in seven residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent. That’s 16% of our state’s population. Immigrants, including those undocumented, are a vital part of our communities, labor force, and economy. However, it cannot be ignored that unlawful presence in the United States is a civil offense and depending upon how the individual entered the United States, a crime may have been committed.#5b) Do you support or oppose Massachusetts becoming a sanctuary state? I fundamentally oppose Massachusetts being a sanctuary state. I believe any time you limit the cooperation between state and federal officials, there are unintended consequences that could exacerbate the very situation you are attempting to resolve. I understand the spirit of intent that providing sanctuary in a city or state promotes cooperation between undocumented immigrants and law enforcement to make communities safer. However, I also feel that providing sanctuary significantly impedes law enforcement’s ability to apprehend criminals in the US illegally or to properly evaluate threats to local and national security. The risk is simply too great.#5c) What, if anything, should the legislature be doing to curb illegal immigration? Immigration has been regulated by the US Congress at the federal level, but the policies and practices of state and local governments have a direct impact on the lives of immigrants within their communities. There needs to be an end to the gridlock with bipartisan support for immigration policy promoting consistency and cooperation between federal, state and local governments and law enforcement. This is long overdue.#6) Do you consider yourself a pro-choice candidate or a pro-life candidate? Under what circumstances, if any, should abortion be legal?I will always support a woman’s right to choose. I don’t believe the government should be involved in this matter under any circumstance. If I were faced with this decision, I would choose life, but that’s a personal belief and I would never sit in judgment of anyone who makes a different decision.BONUS FUN QUESTION: How are you spending your Fourth of July?I will be taking advantage of some quiet time planning the next phase of the campaign along with an afternoon BBQ with family and friends.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE Q&A: Mike McCoy Discusses His Positions On Illegal Immigration, AbortionIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Erika Johnson Discusses Her Positions On Illegal Immigration, AbortionIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Addresses Allegations Of Federal Tax Liens On Her HomeIn “Government”
BILLERICA, MA – In a joint publication released on Monday by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) Program was highlighted as one of only five national best practices for providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) in jails.The publication, Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines and Resources from the Field, was released as jails and houses of correction across the country look to expand in this area. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has previously been recognized as a Center of Innovation by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) for the MATADOR program.“I am proud the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is recognized as a national leader and welcome the opportunity to share our work in the fight to save lives and improve public safety,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “With the implementation of MAT in jails, Sheriffs are innovating by providing new programs to treat addiction and reduce future incidents of crime.”The MATADOR Program began in 2015 as Middlesex County continued to witness a rise in overdose deaths linked to the opioid crisis. With a decade of experience studying and implementing public policies to combat the effects of increased opioid use, Sheriff Koutoujian initiated MATADOR to utilize incarceration as a window of opportunity to address the factors that led to criminal behavior, including drug use.Two years after the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office began its MAT program, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released its Chapter 55 analysis which confirmed the critical importance MAT in jails. The report found that individuals leaving incarceration are 120 times more likely to succumb to a fatal overdose post release compared to the rest of the adult population.“Combatting the opioid epidemic demands new ideas and thinking throughout all areas of government,” Koutoujian said. “We stand ready to assist our colleagues in their efforts to implement MAT programs that will continue to drive innovation in this area.”MATADOR participants have been classified at a 90% risk of reoffending — as determined by a risk assessment tool — demonstrating that the 23% recidivism rate among participants is clear evidence it is saving lives and reducing crime.(NOTE: The above press release is from Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Hosts National Counterparts For Discussion Of Medication Assisted Treatment EffortsIn “Police Log”Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Speaks At White House Forum On Criminal Justice & DisabilitiesIn “Govenrment”
BURLINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen Tech Class of 2009 will be holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 6pm to 10pm, at Tuscan Kitchen (2400 District Avenue) in Burlington.In addition to traditional Tuscan hor d’oeuvres and drinks, there will be live music and the opportunity to relax on a private patio.The event will be a semi-formal event with no kids. So bring your significant other, close friend, or come solo and dress to impress in what will be an incredible evening to remember filled with great drinks & food, conversation and dancing into the evening.TICKET INFORMATIONTickets include entry, hor d’oeuvres + 1 drink ticket$45 – *Early Bird* Single Ticket purchased by May 1$80 – *Early Bird* Couples Ticket purchased by May 1$60 – Single Ticket purchased after May 1$100 – Couples Ticket purchased after May 1A ticket is required to attend and will not be sold at the doorSpecial Promo: Volunteer at the All-Night Grad on June 6 and receive $25 off $60 / $100 tickets.Purchase your ticket(s) online HERE.Questions? Email email@example.com.(NOTE: The above information is from the Shawsheen Tech Class of 2009’s Reunion Eventbrite page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Shawsheen Tech Class of 2013 To Hold 5-Year Reunion On November 24In “Education”Shawsheen Tech Class of 1991 25-Year Reunion Set For October 1In “Education”