Nabil Fekir transfer message issued to fans by Anfield legend

first_imgFekir who was on the verge of sealing a deal to Liverpool from Lyon for £53m last weekend had the deal thrashed over over concerns about his medical.However, there are indications that the Anfield bosses could revive their interest to sign him if the France international becomes available at a cheaper price. But former Liverpool winger John Barnes believes supporters should not be concerned if Klopp abandons his interest.“If they feel that there is a medical issue then they shouldn’t [sign him],” Barnes, speaking on behalf of Bonus Code Bets, told DailyStar.“Liverpool have to do what they think is right and Jurgen Klopp has to make those decisions.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Obviously, we trust Jurgen Klopp and the choices he makes so if Jurgen Klopp decides not to sign him then we shouldn’t say no.“If he decides to sign him with his slight injury but it’s not an injury that’s going to stop him playing and we feel it’s worth it then I’ll back him.”One of the main priorities on Liverpool’s transfer agenda this summer is a new goalkeeper following Loris Karius’ two catastrophic errors in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. A mistake that pressed home the anxiety among fans and pundits that a new man was needed between the sticks.last_img read more

Ernesto Valverde defends Carles Alena substitution

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has defended his decision to substitute off Carles Alena in favor of Lionel Messi during the club’s 3–1 win over Leganes.Alena impressed in middle of the park before being withdrawn for Messi shortly after Martin Braithwaite drew Leganes level at 1-1.The Barcelona supporters reacted negatively to the 21-year-old’s withdrawal, but Valverde made the change for a specific reason.Speaking in his post-match news conference, Valverde said, according to FourFourTwo: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).“Alena played a great match, but we thought it was a good idea to make changes at 1-1.”“[Ivan] Rakitic and Messi are used to playing together and we have opted for a turn, but that does not mean it [Alena’s performance] was not good.”“The other day the full game, Alena did not play and today he did. We have to give everyone games because they are all important.”last_img read more

3 New confirmed cases of Zika in TCI

first_img Related Items:3 new cases of Zika in TCI, pregnant woman confirmed to be infected with Zika in TCI, resorts report hundreds of thousands in cancellations due to Zika threat, Zika cases in both Provo and Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 15, 2016 – A pregnant woman is among the three new cases of the Zika Virus revealed by the Ministry of Health on Friday evening; three new cases to add to the five currently on record.Worse news is that we now know that Zika is being spread locally by mosquitoes or sexual contact as the two females and one male have not been outside of the country.  And it gets more serious, one of those women is pregnant.  Health Minister & Premier Rufus Ewing again bypassed having a press conference and opted for a recorded message.Hundreds of thousands of dollars in cancellations are reported to Magnetic Media by Providenciales resorts, as guests are opting out of a TCI vacation; this is troubling news for the leading industry.   It was the MOHHS surveillance program that got confirmation on the Zika Virus; since last week there had been travel advisories from the CDC for U.S. airline and cruise passengers coming to these islands, which depend largely on tourism as the key source of revenue.Zika prevention and mosquito prevention plans are stepped up says Premier Rufus Ewing; health and tourism professionals were met with last week on an action plan. Magnetic Media told you about that $550,000 spending allotted to solid waste management in our previous report; and the Premier in that Friday night statement explained that a robust campaign is due to be launched and will touch every island of the country.The over half a million dollars is devoted to that campaign.  The Health Minister called for people to stop littering and not to panic; still missing was information on areas in country where Zika has been detected.Magnetic Media has learned that Zika is present in both Provo and Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

South Caicos airport out of commission during Boxing Day now reopened

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 28, 2016 – The South Caicos airport was faced with troubles again, as on Boxing Day, December 26, flights could not land at the site.  According to InterCaribbean Airways, which issued a statement, there was insufficient fire service at the terminal and so it could not accommodate air traffic.ICA says the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority advised them of the situation which caused a stop to their domestic air service into and out of South.   ICA also explained in that media release, they did not anticipate there would be a resumption of service before today.  Magnetic Media got word around 9:30am, (December 28) that the airport in South Caicos, also known as, XSC is reopened for flights.  The airline, through its CEO, Trevor Sadler said once it got the green light, flights to South Caicos would resume.  Caicos Express Airways has confirmed that it will run at least two flights into South Caicos today.  The TCIAA issued no public notice through media.   South Caicos is now home to two resorts and this is the second hiccup at the airport this month.  Up to news production time, this morning, there has been no information from the Airports Authority, which is charged with overseeing the country’s airports.  News of the reopening was also not communicated by the TCIAA, but by airlines serving the route. Related Items:center_img #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Dr Leon Higgs Presents a Copy of his Book to the Governor

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 27, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom, to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Related Items:last_img

San Diego premiere of new HBO original comedy series Barry

first_img March 27, 2018 San Diego premiere of new HBO original comedy series ‘Barry’ KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The premiere of the new HBO comedy series, “Barry,” took place Tuesday night at the Horton Grand Theatre.Co-created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg, the show follows Bill Hader, a a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest.Related Link: Actor Henry Winkler previews new HBO comedy, “Barry”Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to LA to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene.“Barry” also stars acting legend Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau, Barry’s acting coach.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was LIVE from the premiere with more. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego files civil lawsuit against companies profiting from opioid addiction

first_imgSan Diego files civil lawsuit against companies profiting from opioid addiction Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom, Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott announced litigation today against opioid manufacturers including Purdue Pharma for what she called their role in the country’s ongoing opioid addiction crisis.The federal lawsuit also names members of the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma. Elliott’s lawsuit is aimed at forcing the defendants to fund rehabilitation and drug-education programs in the city and recoup the funds the city has spent on medical treatment for opioid abuse and homelessness caused by opioid abuse.Purdue Pharma officials could not be reached for immediate comment on the lawsuit.With the lawsuit, Elliott said she expects to join more cities, counties and states to form a multi-district litigation.“Opioid manufacturers have profited handsomely from the human suffering they intentionally inflicted through manipulation and deceit,” Elliott said. “While San Diego will long deal with the destructive consequences of their greed, we intend to hold them accountable for funding drug treatment and education programs that will protect the health and safety of San Diegans.”Elliott’s office plans to prosecute the pharmaceutical companies and the Sackler family for allegedly violating the state’s “unfair competition” law and for violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.In addition to the manufacturers, opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and the McKesson Corporation are also named in the suit. Posted: February 28, 2019 February 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

House Committee MarksUp Highway Bill Amendment on Truck Weights Pushed to House

first_imgThe House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee marked-up its draft Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA) of 2015 (aka Highway Bill) on Thursday.The bill is a multi-year reauthorization of highway transportation programs, which would provide certainty for state and local governments to maintain and move forward with transportation projects. It also provides new flexibilities and streamlines environmental review and permitting processes aimed at accelerating projects.The bill also establishes a National Highway Freight Policy, Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, and National Multi-modal Freight Network, which are aimed at improving freight movement and strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness. It includes an extension of the deadline for implementing Positive Train Control (PTC), which the American Soybean Association (ASA) strongly supports.While there are numerous positive aspects of the Committee passed bill, there are several issues important to ASA that are not yet addressed in the bill. Most significantly, the bill does not address the ability for states to allow increased truck weights on federal interstates within their state for trucks with an additional (sixth) axle. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) has indicated his intent to offer an amendment, when the bill reaches the House floor, to include the increased truck weight provisions. The bill could be considered on the House floor the week of Oct. 26 or the week of Nov. 2.Some other issues impacting farmers that the agricultural community is seeking to address in the STRRA include:Exemption to a hazardous materials endorsement for custom harvesters and other operators of similar equipment to enable them to transport the amount of fuel necessary for a single day of field operations with today’s agricultural equipment. Currently Class A CDL holders cannot haul more than 118 gallons of diesel fuel without a hazardous materials endorsement.Clarify that states may adopt standards on “covered farm vehicles” that are more reasonable to farmers and farm employees operating farm trucks near the farm, without jeopardizing federal transportation funding in those states.Hours-of-Service Rule for Livestock and Poultry: removing the 30-minute break after eight hours of service requirement. Permanently removing this rule will avoid unnecessary discomfort for livestock and poultry.last_img read more

Leadership At Its Best Farmers Train in Ag Issues Media and Advocacy

first_img2019 Leadership At Its Best Class (Left to Right): Darin Johnson (MN), David Walton (IA), Jordan Scott (SD), Tyler Clay (MS), Jared Nash (KS), Josh Gackle (ND), Charlie Roberts (TN), and Kent Grotelueschen (NE).ASA farmer-leaders from eight states participated in Syngenta’s new Leadership At Its Best program last week in Raleigh, N.C. and the Washington, D.C. area. Participants in the new format for this program had the opportunity to interact with leaders from several other agricultural organizations who also attended the event. The leaders received training in several areas, including agricultural issues, communications, media training, and effective advocacy in Washington and through social media.“Growers from across the country are learning from one another, while also enhancing their advocacy skills to stand up and answer the call for American agriculture,” said Andrew Lauver, Industry Affairs Manager for Syngenta.  “Each organization represents an integral piece of the fabric that makes up rural America and Leadership At Its Best continues to strengthen that voice”The participants started their week in Raleigh, N.C., where they had the opportunity to hear presentations from several Syngenta staff members and tour the Syngenta Crop Lab. In the middle of the week, the group traveled to Washington, D.C. where they developed personal advocacy plans and received more training on issues and how to effectively carry their message to the Hill from the Washington staff at various national organizations, including John Gordley, director of the ASA Washington office. The group also participated in Hill visits with legislators from their states.Leadership At Its Best Program participants are nominated by their state soybean association. This year’s class members included: Tyler Clay, Mississippi; Josh Gackle, North Dakota; Kent Grotelueschen, Nebraska; Darin Johnson, Minnesota; Jared Nash, Kansas; Charlie Roberts, Tennessee; Jordan Scott, South Dakota; and David Walton, Iowa.ASA appreciates the continued support provided by Syngenta to develop future leaders for the agriculture industry. ASA will be reaching out to state soybean associations this spring to begin collecting nominations for the 2020 class. For more information, visit the “Learn” section of the ASA website at, or contact Michelle Hummel in the ASA office at read more

Court effort helps onetime drunk driver embrace sobriety

first_imgThe name Elizabeth Anne Svaricek might not ring a bell, but you might remember her arrest.She made news in January 2007 as a drunk mom, one whose kids used her cell phone to call their dad from the car, crying and saying something wasn’t right.Her ex-husband called 911, then picked up his son and daughter, leaving his ex-wife passed out in her car to be found by a deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Her blood-alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit of .08.The 34-year-old Vancouver resident, now using her maiden name Kosko, reflected on that night Tuesday during her graduation from Clark County’s Substance Abuse Court.“That was just a normal day of drinking for me,” Kosko said.Judge Rich Melnick told a crowded courtroom Tuesday that Kosko’s story was no secret.“It’s public record,” he said. “She was driving drunk with her kids.”Her 2007 arrest was the third time she’d been busted driving drunk. Melnick was so upset when she went on to be arrested a fourth time (before her third case was resolved) that he kept Kosko in the Clark County Jail for five months. She has been sober since March 3, 2009, when she entered a treatment facility in Spokane. “I couldn’t be prouder of you,” Melnick told Kosko, who came to court with her parents, boyfriend, daughter and other supporters. The January 2007 incident “was a horrible circumstance that I think happened for a reason,” Melnick said. It started Kosko on a path that led her to the treatment court, where defendants plead guilty but then are monitored and given resources and support to stay sober.last_img read more

New tests confirm safety of Washington milk

first_imgThe Washington state departments of Agriculture (WSDA) and Health (DOH) continue to reassure consumers that milk produced and sold in Washington remains a healthy choice for families. Results of ongoing federal monitoring confirm that Washington-produced milk poses no risks for public health.In the wake of the Japan nuclear plant disaster, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting radiological testing of milk produced in Washington. EPA results announced March 30 confirmed the presence of miniscule levels of radioactive iodine (Iodine-131). On April 4, additional milk sampling results from Tacoma and Spokane were posted on the EPA website. In these two samples, also taken the week of March 21, testing did not detect any radioactive elements, even in trace amounts.In the one sample that did indicate the presence of Iodine-131, the levels found in the milk were 5,000 times below the level that would indicate a health concern, even for children. Drinking a pint of milk with these levels of radiation would be less than half the radiation exposure that occurs during a five-hour airplane flight.Because there is no impact to human health, no milk recalls will be initiated.“EPA monitoring confirms that Washington milk is safe to drink,” said WSDA Director Dan Newhouse. “These results raise no concerns for food safety or public health. Milk and other dairy products remain a healthy choice in your diet.”last_img read more

A legacy of trees and family ties Local timberland owners focus on

first_imgThe “Ties to the Land” program for succession planning will bring two upcoming workshops to Southwest Washington.March 10: Cowlitz County Training Center, 1942 First Ave., Longview. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 7: Clark County Public Works Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The workshops are sponsored by the Washington State University Extension and other agencies. More information is available from WSU ExtensionSteve Stinson sees it all the time: A family reluctant to tackle the complex world of estate planning, afraid they’re too dysfunctional to make it work. Toss a tree farm into the equation, and the task seems downright daunting for some.Not to worry, Stinson says. You’re not alone.“All families are dysfunctional,” said Stinson, executive director of the Family Forest Foundation. “I think that’s one of the eye-openers for people, is just how much they have in common with everybody else. Everybody goes through this stuff.”For small-scale timberland owners, the process carries a host of other complicating factors. Fathers and mothers balance emotions and economics, weighing how to preserve a valuable natural resource while keeping in mind their own financial future. Children find themselves in the discussion whether they’re interested or not.Families often face a series of difficult questions can we pass our timberland onto the next generation? Do we sell it? Harvest the timber? Pursue another option?last_img read more

Injury accident blocks Lewisville Highway

first_imgTwo people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on state Highway 503 that clogged traffic for more than two hours Friday afternoon.The crash was reported at 1:45 p.m. nearly two miles north of Battle Ground on one of the few straight sections of Lewisville Highway. Clyde Simonson, 67, of Battle Ground drove a Toyota Tundra onto the northbound highway from Northeast 132nd Avenue and into the path of an Infiniti sedan, according to the Washington State Patrol.Simonson was not injured, but the sedan’s driver, Stevie Synogound, 17, of Portland, and her passenger, Sherry Frentress, 64, of Yacolt, were transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. A LifeFlight helicopter ambulance was put on standby but later released.Simonson was cited by the State Patrol for failing to yield to Synogound.last_img read more

Snopark site moved to Peterson Prairie

first_imgTROUT LAKE — Gifford Pinchot National Forest road No. 24 has been plowed to Peterson Prairie and a state sno-park permit is required.With no snow at Atkisson Sno-Park, the U.S. Forest Service and Washington state parks have temporarily moved the winter recreation parking lot to Peterson Prairie, at the junction of roads No. 24 and 60.Peterson Prairie is 2.5 miles west of Atkission and about 100 feet higher in elevation.Flattop and Pineside sno-parks also have no snow.SnowKing Sno-Park has patches of snow, while Smith Butte has about 6 inches. Road No. 82 is not plowed beyond SnowKing, so high-clearance vehicles are necessary to access Smith Butte.Snow flurries are forecast later week at the Mount Adams sno-park areas, but significant accumulations are not expected.last_img

Columbia anglers to get more time for spring chinook

first_imgSpring chinook salmon angling in the lower Columbia River will continue through Monday, be closed on Tuesday, then reopen Wednesday through April 14 with sportsmen projected to catch 89 percent of their allocation.Washington and Oregon adopted the sport-fishing extension on Thursday. Angling was to be closed beginning Tuesday. The extension adds six days of fishing. State officials will provide a catch update on April 15 to determine if another extension is possible.Biologist Robin Ehlke of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said there are expected to be 14,600 angler trips this week with a kept catch of 2,000 spring chinook, of which 1,654 are upper Columbia-origin salmon.That will bring the spring total to 2,786 chinook kept, of which 2,183 are upper Columbia chinook. That’s 21 percent of the initial sport allocation of 10,157 upper Columbia chinook.State biologists predict 43,700 trips between April 9 and 14 with a catch of 8,100 chinook, of which 6,806 are upper Columbia chinook. That would bring the season total to 10,886 spring chinook kept, of which 8,989 are upper Columbia origin, or 89 percent of the early-season allocation.last_img read more

Press Talk DDSS class is now in session

first_imgGood morning, class. My name is Professor Brancaccio, and welcome to DDSS 101.As you know from the syllabus, this class closely examines the stupid stuff political types in high places can’t seem to avoid. The hope is that by the end of the year, those same people in high places could agree that “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” is the way to go.Yes, Noodles?“I’m looking around the classroom, professor, and I don’t seem to see any of those political types in the room. Shouldn’t they be taking this class?” Why, yes … yes, they should, Noodles. Unfortunately, the first problem with doing stupid stuff is not always knowing you’re doing stupid stuff. Such is life.We’ll proceed without them.Danni, question or observation?“Professor, I read where the Vancouver City Council just raised taxes … again. Would that be considered stupid stuff?”Not necessarily, Danni. Supporting government with our tax dollars is important. But the issue is often complicated. For example, when a city raises taxes, is it also being fiscally conservative in other areas to show that its leaders understand their obligation to lead by example?Shoes, you have something to add?“I just saw where the city sent three councilors to some national cities convention halfway across the country. Would that be an example of not showing fiscal conservatism right after they raised taxes? Would that be stupid stuff?”last_img read more

Revenue down for Japanese pachinko giant Dynam

first_imgDynam announced earlier this year that it aims to make pachinko “an accessible amusement everybody can enjoy and is working to expand the market shares in the industry by opening low playing cost halls.”The company converted one high playing cost hall to a low playing cost hall during the quarter, with the total number of halls within its scope remaining steady at 450. Dynam Japan revenues continue to stabilize as pachinko focus turns to entertainment   RelatedPosts Caesars slips back into loss in 2Q19 but US properties showing growth ahead of Eldorado merger Okada Manila ramp drives Universal to higher sales, narrowed loss in 2Q19 The Japanese pachinko industry continues to face headwinds with the country’s second largest operator, Dynam Japan, suffering a 4.1% decline in gross pay-ins and 4.4% fall in revenue for the three months to 30 June 2018.Pay-ins for the quarter totaled ¥189 billion (US$1.7 billion), down from ¥197.1 billion in the same period last year, with revenue coming in at ¥35.9 billion (US$323.3 million). The negative results were primarily accrued from Dynam’s high cost playing halls, which saw pay-ins down 6.7% to ¥109.1 billion, with low cost halls declining just 0.4% to ¥80 billion. Load Morelast_img read more

Genting Wynn to face off in court on 29 January over copycat

first_img Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team RelatedPosts Load More Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Genting Berhad has described Wynn’s as failing to provide any evidence or “coherent or credible explanation” supporting its assertion.Genting’s local subsidiary, which is due to open Resorts World Las Vegas in late 2020, had previously filed its opposition to an application by Wynn that seeks to halt construction of the property, located directly opposite at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip.The opposition vehemently denies that Resorts World Las Vegas will look similar to its nearest neighbor, stating Wynn’s application “is predicated on speculative extrapolation regarding the appearance of the Defendant’s unfinished resort and casino, which is still in an early stage of construction with nearly two years left to go before opening.”According to Genting, shutting down construction would cost an estimated US$169 million and result in 500 construction workers being laid off. Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Malaysia’s Genting Berhad has been given an 11-day reprieve until 29 January by a Nevada judge regarding a request by Wynn Resorts for a temporary restraining order on construction of its neighboring Las Vegas Strip property Resorts World Las Vegas.As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, US District Court Judge Gloria Navarro has directed the two parties to present their arguments at the end of the month following a complaint filed by Wynn Resorts in December claiming Genting’s US$4 billion IR resembles the Wynn and Encore Las Vegas towers.last_img read more