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Record setting lobster season day one congratulated by Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Aug 2015 – It was a record opening day for the Lobster Season in the country, signaling that years of protective measures which included shifting the season opening and closing dates have worked. Minister responsible, Hon Porsha Smith boasted on the buoyant season with day one hauls in Providenciales more than doubling last year’s reported intake. Magnetic Media reported 9,000 pounds in 2014 for Provo; this year Providenciales fishermen netted 21,150lbs. South Caicos too was very, very impressive topping Provo’s catch with 34,843 pounds of spiny lobster brought in on day one alone. The Minister during a statement in the House of Assembly this morning reported that cumulatively, 55,993lbs of the crustacean was captured in TCI waters – she gave congratulations to the fishermen. It is reported that the fisheries export industry featuring mainly conch and lobster generates at least $1.3 million per year. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Recommended for you Related Items:lobster season, Portia smith, record Bumper Sticker promotes Provo as #1 Island in the World Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicoslast_img read more

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House of Assembly in session on Monday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Sept 2015 – The House of Assembly will convene on Monday in the Capital Grand Turk, and on the agenda for the coming session are the controversial Immigration and Turks and Caicos Islander Status Bills 2015. Government has already been cautioned and beckoned to from several quarters about ‘rushing’ the proposed legislation; the last Immigration bill the PNP Administration tried to get through the House of Assembly was withdrawn after Members, in large part, rejected the proposal. A Sports Development Bill and Domestic Insurance Bill are also set to be tabled in Parliament on Monday and the PDM is hoping its, Freedom of Information Private Members’ Motion will make it to debate. Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:domestic insurance bill, Freedom of Information Private Members’ Motion, house of assembly, immigration bill, sports development bill, turks and caicos islander status billlast_img read more

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Flow adds Bravo first in region

first_img Flow in TCI says many areas up and running, encourages reports to 611 Recommended for you Related Items:bravo, cable and wireless, flow, lime Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2016 – Flow, no longer LIME and no longer Cable and Wireless announced this week that they are gaining traction when it comes to broadening channel offers for television subscribers. Bravo Media content comes to Flow and it is the first media agreement for Bravo in the region. As for what nations will benefit from the new liaison Flow has established with Bravo: Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and St. Vincent for now. Bravo focuses on the passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture and is now added to the channel line-up including for basic service subscribers. Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate Football Experience Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabanklast_img read more

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Amber Hall gets Miss Congeniality at Teen Universe pageant

first_img Related Items:amber hall, costa rica, miss congeniality, miss teen universe Results in for 2nd Miss Teen TCI; called a close contest Turks & Caicos Miss Teen Universe, Miss Amber Hall Captures Miss Congeniality in Costa Rica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Mar 2016 – Returning home tonight, after winning the Miss Congeniality prize is our own Miss Teen TCI Amber Hall. Hall made it to the semi-final round, did well in evening gown and earned a title at the pageant which was set in Costa Rica. Amber, and the Miss Teen TCI chaperons return home tonight… she will be welcomed at the Provo International Airport at 8pm. Recommended for you Teen TCI First Runner Up going to Intl Pageant toolast_img read more

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Ministry of Border Control and Employment commissions extension to radar station

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 5, 2016 -The Ministry of Border Control and Employment officially commissioned a new extension to the Coastal Radar Station in Five Cays, Providenciales which added an additional 500 square feet to the original 528 square feet station. The expansion to the facility is providing separate office accommodation, bathroom, kitchenette, water tank and storage facilities for supplies and equipment.Hon. Ricardo Don Hue Gardiner, Minister with responsibility for Border Control in his comments said; “I am pleased that my Government exercised the foresight it did in 2006 under the ministerial leadership of Hon. Galmo Williams to conceive and provide resources for this important tool which is a critical component in our strategy to protect our borders.  “I am even prouder of the fact that under my stewardship, my government and I have provided resources for 24 hour operations, 365 days per year which has resulted in preventing 33 successful landing, comprising of nearly three thousand persons from entering our country illegally over the past four years.  This is three thousand less persons living and working illegally here.”Minister Gardiner added that the primary objective of the improvement is to ensure safer and better working conditions for staff and to protect the facility from environmental damage through the construction of a sea wall that was constructed a few years ago.  He further noted that under the next term, his government will be investing heavily in a software upgrade of the radar station’s operating system and strengthening its collaborative relations with local and regional partner agencies.Permanent Secretary for the Ministry, Mrs. Clara Gardiner, joined the Minister in commending the radar officers for the good work they do on a daily basis and expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Infrastructure Housing and Planning as well as the contractor for partnering with them to bring this phase of the Radar Improvement Project to conclusion.This brings the Government’s total capital investment in the radar station to date to $2,225,000.  The Coastal Radar Station commenced operations on August 6, 2012 and has an annual operating budget of $393,000. #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

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McGurk death ruled accidental

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting A tedious recovery effort was launched with Police, Disaster Management and the US Coast guard; it took over a day to retrieve 31 year old McGurk, and eventually the expertise of some islanders from North and Middle Caicos helped tremendously to get the body off that rocky ledge.  Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo The autopsy of John McGurk revealed multiple blunt injuries, consistent with a fall reported Police.  #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 21, 2017 – The death of the medical doctor and tourist who was found on the rocky shoreline on the island of Middle Caicos on February 9th is ruled accidental. Dr John McGurk of St Louis, Missouri had not been seen since the Monday, was reported missing on the Wednesday and his body was spotted near his resort, Blue Horizon, on the Thursday. last_img read more

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NHIP under fire again this time for Preemie born in Provo

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NHIPunderfireagain Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 5, 2017 – Providenciales –  A premature baby born at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center on Sunday morning will be flown out to care and at this stage the family is handling the bill despite being covered under the National Health Insurance Plan.   Magnetic Media spoke to the father of the child, Kyle Smith, who says his focus now is on trying to get his child, born 2-3 months early, to the kind of care needed after a string of frustrating delays.  A dispatch of scathing write-ups on social media is what brought the matter to public attention and in them are accusations against the NHIP and the Ministry of Health on the basis of bias and of not finding the best care in the best place, among other things.   Smith, on behalf of the child’s mother and their families distanced themselves from the strong statements.  In looking into what happened to spark the outburst, Magnetic Media is informed that the NHIP treatment abroad policy is reserved for regional medical facilities and the top option was to airlift the ‘preemie’ to The Bahamas.    It is said the family preferred treatment for the baby in the US, however, costs upfront are astronomical, from $300,000 up to $1Million and the process of getting funds approved in these circumstances would have to go through a process which involves the Ministry of Finance.  It is said a facility in Florida requiring $300,000 was identified by the NHIP team, but that too was turned down by the family according to reports.  NHIP would have covered the bill up to the cost of what is usually paid at Caribbean hospitals for the same care.   The family had been left with some options, while the baby remained here waiting for the all clear to be airlifted.  Both Health Minister Edwin Astwood and Premier Sharlene Robinson, who were named in the rowdy rebuke, say they are aware of the matter and a statement on the situation, will come later.  As for Smith, who is President of the Chamber of Commerce, he is optimistic about the prognosis of the baby and said his focus is on getting his child to medical care and that he plans to put out any fires once he returns home. #MagneticMediaNews#NHIPunderfireagainlast_img read more

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Police did not witness shooter

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Magnetic Media wishes to adjust and apologize for an error on our part in a report of a shooting on Grace Bay Beach last Friday.In our report it was said Police saw a shooter with dreadlocks and a silver gun.  However, the Police in their report said they were informed about the shooter after officers heard gun shots being firedOur understanding of the information was incorrect and led to the inadvertant error.  Magnetic Media did publish the Police Report from the crime in full, also last week for public perusal.Again to readers and the RTCIPF, our sincere apology for the error.#MagneticMediaNews#policedidnotwitnessshooter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #policedidnotwitnessshooterlast_img read more

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Provo men found safe at sea

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 19, 2017 – Providenciales – Hardly anyone knew it, but two Providenciales men were reported missing at sea last week and on Saturday the duo was confirmed as found as Police spotted them about five hours off Provo.   The men came in safe and sound at the Southside Marina.#MagneticMediaNews#Provomenfoundsafeatsea Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Provomenfoundsafeatsealast_img read more

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Employment at AllTime High

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, August 17, 2017 – Kingston – More Jamaicans are now employed than at any other period in the country’s history.   Data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) show that the number of persons securing employment peaked at a historic 1,204,800 in April 2017, which was 35,800 more than the 1,169,000 persons employed in April 2016.The out-turn bettered the employment level of 1,187,000 in July 2016, when the country recorded the lowest unemployment figures in five years and the highest employment level for a single month since October 2008, when 1,174,500 persons had jobs.Senior Technical Advisor at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Rochelle Whyte, spoke to the continued improvement in the labour market outcomes at a recent forum hosted by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.STATIN data also showed that the unemployment rate fell by a further 1.5 per cent in April 2017 to 12.2 per cent relative to April 2016.   This translated into a reduction in the number of persons who were unemployed from 184,900 in April 2016 to 166,700 in April 2017.   These positive indications for the labour market are a significant improvement over the period October 2008 to July 2011 when more than 90,000 jobs were lost, stemming from the impact of the global economic crisis.With respect to employment by industry, 11 of the 16 industries recorded higher levels of employment between April 2016 and April 2017.   Notable is Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities, which captures part of business process outsourcing, increasing by 9,700 to 85,600 persons.Increases were recorded for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, up 6,700 to 211,500 persons; Wholesale and Retail Repair of Motor Vehicles and Equipment, up 4,500 to 230,800 persons; Transport, Storage & Communication, up 4,500  to 75,200 persons.   Of the total employed labour force, the number of males securing work moved from 659,700 to 670,400, while the number of employed females also increased from 512,400 to 534,400.Mrs. Whyte is attributing the positive labour market trends to the ongoing implementation of economic reform measures by the Government.   She cited, among other things, business environment reforms; implementation of strategic investment projects; development of new industries; and a general improvement in Jamaica’s overall macroeconomic stability.Mrs. Whyte said these out-turns now position Jamaica “above that pre-(financial) crisis level with respect to employment”.She further argued that Jamaica’s economic fundamentals continue to improve consequent on ongoing implementation of economic reform measures by the Government.In addition to the increasing employment levels, the positive economic out-turns are reflected in declining inflation that fell to a 50-year low of 1.7 per cent in 2016, bringing the figure closer to that of Jamaica’s main trading partners, such as the United States, and which the Government expects will range between four and six per cent for the 2017/18 fiscal year.   The debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is also significantly lower.Mrs. Whyte said these out-turns “augur well for our competitiveness and also protect the most vulnerable from reduced purchasing power”.   She noted that while the PIOJ forecasts medium-term growth ranging between two and three per cent, “if the Government can efficiently implement its strategic priorities and with support from the private sector, then the rate of growth can be above these baseline projections”.Meanwhile, Principal Director for the Fiscal Monitoring Unit in the Finance Ministry, Trevor Anderson, concurred that the improved employment levels reflect ongoing improvements in the economy.He also cited increasing net international reserves, slowed depreciation of the Jamaican dollar, accelerated growth at 1.3 per cent for the 2016/17 fiscal year, the latter of which he said “reflects the largest economic expansion since fiscal year 2007/08”.Mr. Anderson further pointed to the positive impact of the fiscal governance policy to reducing the fiscal deficit and also the increase in the primary budgetary surplus as a percentage of GDP.“These developments continue to positively impact business and consumer confidence, which have remained at very high levels. The Government, through prudent fiscal policy, is steadfastly committed to reducing the public debt, accelerating economic growth, and delivering a better quality of life for all Jamaicans,” he added. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Former PM And Deputy PM Christie and Davis Deep in Water Debt

first_img PM calls ‘sell out’ rumors a Lie Statement by The Right Hon. Perry G. Christie Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on the retirement of Mrs. Wendy Craigg as Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas Related Items:#magneticmedianews, debt, perry christie, phillip davis GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessions Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – The Former Prime Minister, Perry Christie and Former Deputy Prime Minister, Phillip “Brave” Davis together owe the Water and Sewerage Corporation over $45,000 when combined.This information was brought to the public’s attention from a “confidential list” obtained by The Tribune, which shows the water bills of politicians and other elite members of The Bahamas. The former Prime Minister heads the list in debt with one of two accounts in his name owing over $23,000 as of July 2014.The list shows law firm Davis & Co, headed by PLP Leader Philip Davis, owed $22,603.33 – the second largest amount – as of March 31, 2017, when a payment of $5,000 was made. The document, dated June 13, also shows that a payment of $57 was made on July 25, 2014, on a West Bay Street account in Mr. Christie’s name, leaving a balance of $23,432.51.Together, both Christie and Davies are almost $46,000 knee-deep in water bills. Other politicians and some companies were also featured on the list, but their balances were not as substantial.Former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson was on the list with a balance of nearly $900 as of April 18, while Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham had a balance of $576.63 in April.Companies such as June One Ltd and Laverne Holdings Ltd also had balances of $3,975.96 and $2,290.44 respectively.The headquarters of both major political parties are also on the list, however, neither entity had an overdue balance.Last week, WSC Corporation Chairman Adrian Gibson confirmed the existence of a special list populated by scores of elites at the government-owned utility provider as he pledged to initiate a crackdown on delinquent accounts. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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TCI with less damage in Hurricane Maria pastor dies preparing for storm

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PastorJosephHiggs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Hurricane Maria stayed too long in Grand Turk and due to her hurricane force winds, there was some damage again to the capital island including severe coastal erosion.   While out of GT there had been reports of property damage, nationwide, there was no life lost during the storm.However, a beloved pastor did fall to his death as he prepared his family home in The Bight for Hurricane Maria.    #PastorJosephHiggs, a contractor and businessman was putting up storm shutters, when it is said a gust of wind from Hurricane Maria caused him to lose his balance and fall; it is believed he suffered a broken neck as he was pronounced dead at the scene.Pastor Higgs was found by his wife, also a pastor and popular cook, Karen Higgs – who remains shaken by the tragic ordeal.   Higgs hails from North Caicos originally, but was also well known and loved in The Bahamas.   Joseph Higgs was 66 years old.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Wenger reveals why Sanchez struggles at Man Utd

first_imgAlexis Sanchez’s former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger believes his stuttering form at Manchester United is down to a loss of confidenceThe Frenchman signed Sanchez from Barcelona in 2014 for £31.7m and soon reaped the benefits of the decision with the Chilean becoming one of the Premier League’s most lethal forwards.At Arsenal, Sanchez scored 80 times and 166 appearances in all competitions.However, since making the controversial move to rivals United in January, Sanchez has only found the net four times in 28 games.And Wenger fears it will take time for his former star forward to recapture his best form.“I believe he has lost confidence,” Wenger told beIN Sports.“The strength of Alexis Sanchez is to take initiative to dribble and to take people on.“Those are the players who are most vulnerable when they lose confidence their game is based on that and having that feeling to take initiative, he has lost that slowly.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Since the start of the season he had a high level of physical energy but he has lost that as well.“Certainly he is refreshed now because Mourinho left him out for a while.”The 68-year-old also shared his views on long-time rival Jose Mourinho.Sanchez started in United’s 2-1 Champions League win at Juventus on Wednesday.”I believe he has lost confidence.”Wenger explains why Alexis Sánchez has lost his way at Manchester United since leaving Arsenal. #beINUCL #MUFC pic.twitter.com/llFWTjkkzb— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 7, 2018last_img read more

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Pochettino hails his players

first_imgTottenham Hotspur is almost at the end of a five-game run in 13 days, and for the Spurs’ boss his footballers are to thankA five-game run in 13 days started on October 29th for Tottenham Hotspur.The English Premier League team played against Manchester City, then West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and PSV Eindhoven.Now the team will play against Crystal Palace before the international break, and boss Mauricio Pochettino says his players are to thank for.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s so tough because for me it’s many appearances in front of you [the media], press conferences, but you can imagine that for the players this is so tough too because it’s less than three days and you need to play again,” he told Spurs TV.“I think it’s nearly two-and-a-half days and you need to prepare and be ready to play again – it’s so, so tough. That is why I am so happy and so pleased with the effort from the players and the staff.”“Sometimes we are so focused on the players but for the staff, it’s a tough period too,” he added.“They deserve massive credit because they work so hard to try to help the players to be ready, with all that you need to prepare. They wake up so early, they go to bed so late and when you play games how we are playing, this is always tough for them.”last_img read more

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Dean Smith bares mind on controversial equalizer after West Brom clash

first_imgAston Villa manager Dean Smith was not comfortable with the result of Friday night encounter with West Bromwich Albion which ended in a 2-2 draw.Dean Smith spoke to Aston Villa TV after the game.His thoughts which were published on the club’s website are below.“It should be five wins out of six for us – everybody knows it, even the Albion fans.”“He’s handballed it into the net. It’s not his fault. The officials have to be seeing that.”Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“Unfortunately they didn’t and it’s cost us two points today. It goes to show you’re not always in control of your results.”“I wasn’t overly happy with our first-half performance – it was ok at best. We were a bit loose and didn’t press as well as we could have.”“We had a couple of spells of pressure and scored a goal that had a touch of fortune about it.”They got back into it through a counter attack that should’ve been stopped. We knew they were strong in that area.”last_img read more

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Mourinho Neymar must win with Brazil to match Pele

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Neymar will have to win big with Brazil before he can start being compared to the likes of Pele.The 26-year-old is widely regarded among the top players in the world on the back of impressive spells at Barcelona and now Paris Saint-Germain.Aside from regularly finding the net for both clubs, Neymar has also won league titles in Spain and France along with winning the Champions League in 2015.The Brazilian superstar’s clever little tricks along with his dribbling and playmaking skills have won plenty of admirers and seen him being compared to Pele.The duo both started out their respective playing careers at Santos in Brazil with Neymar even confessing once that he views Pele as a role model.Unlike the three-time World Cup winner, however, Neymar’s sole success on the international stage has come at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.The PSG forward has come up short in Brazil’s last two World Cup campaigns, which saw them lose 7-1 to Germany at home in the semi-final stage in 2014 before being knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals at Russia last summer.Therefore, Mourinho reckons that the talented Neymar still has a long way to go before he can be put on a similar level to other Selecao greats.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…The former Manchester United boss made these comments after Brazilian football magazine, Placar, declared Neymar as Brazil’s best player since Pele.“Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.“He came to Europe and won immediately.“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more.“They also came to Europe and were fantastic, but beyond that, they passed through this special situation in a country’s life that is succeeding on the international level.“Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe’s elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him”Neymar is currently recovering from a foot injury that he sustained in PSG’s  2-0 Coupe de France win over RC Strasbourg last month.KAZAN, RUSSIA – JULY 06: Neymar Jr of Brazil goes down injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Dozens rally at the border for the protection of undocumented immigrants

first_img Dan Plante Dozens rally at the border for the protection of undocumented immigrants Dan Plante, Posted: February 7, 2018 February 7, 2018center_img Updated: 10:20 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — More than 100 immigrants and activists marched Wednesday near San Diego’s border with Tijuana to urge Congress to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.The rally began at Border Field State Park and ended near the International Friendship Park at the border fence. It came on the eve of a deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill for the country, with immigration issues a factor in the negotiations between Republicans and Democrats.Organizers of the rally said they were hoping to urge Congress to pass a “clean Dream Act,” a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children without providing funds for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.According to the Seed Project, a campaign of the pro-immigration group Movimiento Cosecha, the march toward the existing border barrier “is being used to highlight what is already in place that serves to separate undocumented communities.”Those attending the rally included young undocumented immigrants who are set to lose protections from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if it’s allowed to expire next month without a deal. Other undocumented immigrants not protected by DACA, and supporters of both groups also took part in the march.“On the eve of this deadline, it is important to remind people that we are fighting for more than legislation, but for the recognition of our humanity,” said Karla Estrada, founder of UndocuTravelers. “We are here to uplift the stories of our community and to face the wall that has caused pain to countless people. The wall that will determine the lives of immigrant youth and many immigrants to come.”During the march and rally, DACA recipients and undocumented immigrants shared their stories and the stories of young immigrants who have already been deported, organizers said. The stories highlighted what organizers called the “cruel and outdated immigration system” and the way “undocumented youth are being used as a tool in Congress to increase enforcement.”“Undocumented youth will continue, now more than ever, demanding that Democrats hold the line, grow courage and say #NoDreamNoDeal,” said Fernanda Madrigal, an undocumented immigrant who’s part of the Seed Project. “Every day the Dream Act does not pass, over 122 people lose their status. Undocumented youth are at risk of detention and deportation even despite having DACA.”Movimiento Cosecha, the group promoting the Seed Project campaign, advocates for the permanent protection of all undocumented immigrants, not just those protected under DACA. It’s a position that seems extreme in the current polarized immigration battle but was welcomed even by conservative Republicans just a few decades ago.“I will not be a bargaining chip and throw my community deeper into the shadows or for families to be separated — the time to act is now,” said Barbara Hernandez, a DACA recipient from the Seed Project. “We need permanent protection, not only for the youth but for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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San Diego States Contract Extension for SDCCU Stadium

first_imgSan Diego State’s Contract Extension for SDCCU Stadium July 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 25, 2018 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 SettingsUpdate:The San Diego City Council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee today advanced without recommendation an agreement between the city and San Diego State University for the Aztecs to continue playing football at SDCCU Stadium.City staff were instructed to engage in further negotiations with SDSU before the City Council considers the agreement Aug. 6. They’re also expected to provide additional details on stadium-related finances and further revenue opportunities. The proposed agreement would commence January 2019 and extend throughDecember 2020.Under the agreement, the city would receive $1.1 million per year from SDSU as well as net parking and concession revenues, which totaled $733,485 in fiscal year 2018. SDSU would also reimburse the city for game-day expenses, as the university does under the current agreement expiring Dec. 31. The city doesn’t receive a flat rate under the current agreement. Instead, it receives a $1 ticket surcharge, which totaled $154,000 in fiscal year 2018. SDSU also currently retains net parking and concession revenues.Increased revenue under the new agreement still wouldn’t make the stadium profitable for the city, which ran a projected deficit of $4.6 millionin fiscal year 2018 and $4.4 million in fiscal year 2019 operating thefacility.Original:With San Diego State’s SDCCU Stadium lease with the City set to expire after this football season, the City is offering an extension, but one that is far more costly.  More than a million-dollars more.The Chargers abandoning San Diego led to huge questions about the future of the Mission Valley Stadium and for that matter, the future of Aztecs’ football, specifically where would San Diego State play after 20-18.Padres owner Ron Fowler offered Petco Park, but only for the 2019 season.Now comes the city with an offer to extend, through 2020, but at a considerable hike:  $1.6 million a season, which includes concessions and parking revenue, as opposed to the about $150,000 a season SDSU has been paying, based on a dollar a ticket.City Council member Scott Sherman, who represents Mission Valley, was live on Good Morning San Diego and while the hike seems like a lot, Carlos Amezcua also asked this: “They’re going to pay a million-six, but how much does it cost the City to keep up the Stadium?Sherman’s reply, “Eight-million a year, the utility bill alone is about 2-million.”Sherman told our morning audience that this has been a massive subsidy for San Diego State the way the rent was structured, then added,  “Now its a ‘huge’ subsidy.”Sherman also pointed out the City charges the Holiday Bowl about $500-million dollars for just the one game, so based on that, he says SDSU ought to be paying some 3-million-dollars for a seven-game home season. last_img read more

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La Jolla Elementary hosts support all families forum

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez, Ashlie Rodriguez October 22, 2018 La Jolla Elementary hosts “support all families” forum Posted: October 22, 2018center_img RELATED: La Jolla Elementary School Principal Apologizes for Email Warning Parents 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – Tonight, the Principal of La Jolla Elementary apologized to a room packed with parents and concerned community members. This, after sending an email that is being called racially insensitive.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez was live from the school Monday night with details Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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