TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Feb 2016 – One of the most effectively managed EU programs is in the Turks and Caicos Islands; this was the statement from the Director General for Development and Cooperation at the European Union, Jolita Butkeviche at the close of the 14th Ministerial EU and OCTA meeting held in Brussels last week. The Turks and Caicos delegation was led by EU Program Manager for the TCI, Deputy Governor Anya Williams and Premier Rufus Ewing who was joined by Finance Minister, Washington Misick and his Permanent Secretary Athenee Harvey-Basden. As Vice Chair of the session, Premier Hon Ewing addressed the June 2016 referendum in the UK where it will be decided if the United Kingdom remains a part of the EU. The Premier stated that he hoped the promised EU funds for the TCI will not be jeopardized by this diabolical vote. Minister Washington Misick explained that through EDF 10 and 11, some 25 million Euros are earmarked for TCI. A third draw down for upgrading the business sector was as recent as December 2016. The EDF11 monies are earmarked for Educational developments. Recommended for you One Stop Shop plan Rebooted, who knew? DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Finance Ministry to work with OECD on taxes Related Items:anya williams, athenee harvey, european union, washington misicklast_img read more

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Current and nearly all past country leaders will be in election race

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – Whenever general elections are called in the TCI, amazingly, nearly all who have served as a country leader and was directly elected to be the chief minister or premier say they will be in the race.Rufus Ewing, current Premier and leader of the PNP told us he is sprinting, not just running… Michael Misick announced his candidacy in the at large race as an independent last Wednesday declaring power to the people… on the PDM ticket, Derek Taylor is in again as a part of the Victorious Five, they call themselves … so is current finance minister Washington Misick, Mike’s big brother who served under the PNP in the 1990s… no longer for the South Caicos seat, Norman Saunders wants to go at large for the PNP and is in that primary race next Friday …  the new PDA but long time politician, Oswald Skippings is offering from his green political machine… and that makes six; six former leaders poised to contest in the 2016 General Elections… it will be an epic election as arguably, no country in the world has ever seen such an amazing thing.The only past leader, directly elected to be the chief or premier who is not running in the upcoming 2016 race is the Right Excellent JAGS McCartney, the country’s national hero, who is now deceased. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Election Observer Mission reports to Press

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 16, 2016 – The late start at the polling places, the very slow returns of the election results are among the items which will most likely make the report to be prepared by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Election Observer Mission. The team of six reports on the early findings tomorrow with media; later a more exhaustive examination of the 2016 General Elections will come in a document for the islands. Change for Turks and Caicos, PDM is New Government Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#TCIElectionResults Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIElectionResults, #tcigeneralelectionscenter_img Recommended for you Final seat goes to new opposition party PNP Rufus Resigns PNP & Quits Politicslast_img read more

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Commodore Tellis Bethel Welcomes Commanding Officers and Ships Companies back to Coral

first_imgRBDF Photo 2 shows: Commodore Tellis Bethel welcomes Senior Lieutenant Bertram Bowleg, Commanding Officer, HMBS Lignum Vitae to the Coral Harbour Base. He was onboard one of several Defence Force crafts which returned after spending 4 days at sea during a recent hurricane avoidance exercise. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 12, 2017 – Nassau – The almost 200 officers and marines spent almost 4 days at sea under adverse stormy weather conditions during a recent hurricane avoidance exercise.All ships returned safely from sea and are now shifting their operations into disaster relief and recovery mode as they now prepare for redeployment to affected Family Islands. Commodore Bethel thanked the men and women for their hard work and dedication at a time when their country needs them most.RBDF Photo 1 shows: Commodore Tellis Bethel along with his Senior Officers including the Commanding Officers of several RBDF patrol crafts and the RBDF Headquarters Force Chief. (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritag RBDF Photo 5 shows: One of several Defence Force patrol craft berthing at HMBS Coral Harbour after spending 4 days at sea.(Photos courtesy RBDF Public Relations Section) RBDF Photo 3 shows: Commodore Tellis Bethel welcomes Lieutenant Ricardo McQueen, Executive Officer, HMBS Madeira to the Coral Harbour Base. He was onboard one of several Defence Force crafts which returned after spending 4 days at sea. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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MARIA BECOMES A HURRICANE

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, September 17, 2017 – Miami, FL – ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…13.8N 57.5WABOUT 140 MI…225 KM ENE OF BARBADOSABOUT 275 MI…445 KM ESE OF DOMINICAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————–CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Antigua and Barbuda. The Hurricane Watch has been discontinued for these islands.The government of the Netherlands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Saba and St. Eustatius. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane Watch for the British Virgin Islands.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Guadeloupe * Dominica * St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Martinique * Antigua and Barbuda * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Lucia A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * U.S. Virgin Islands * British Virgin Islands * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten * St. Martin and St. Barthelemy * AnguillaA Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Barbados * St. Vincent and the GrenadinesA Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this system. Additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches and Warnings will likely be issued tonight or on Monday. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOKAt 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Maria was located by an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 57.5 West.   Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands Monday night and then over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.Reconnaissance data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.   Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria could be near major hurricane intensity when it moves across the Leeward Islands Monday night. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). The minimum central pressure measured by the aircraft is 982 mb (29.00 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————-WIND: Hurricane conditions are first expected within portions of the Leeward Islands by Monday night, with tropical storm conditions beginning on Monday.   Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area by Tuesday, with tropical storm conditions possible Monday night.  Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area Monday or Monday night.STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves will raise water levels by as much as 4 to 6 feet above normal tide levels near where the center of Maria moves across the Leeward Islands.RAINFALL: Maria is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches across the Leeward Islands, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands through Wednesday night. Maria is also expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches for the northern and central Windward Islands. In all the above areas, these rainfall amounts could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.SURF: Swells generated by Maria are affecting the Lesser Antilles. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.Attachments area Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Say Yes In The Bahamas Tourism Social Media Wedding Proposal Competition

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#United States, October 25, 2017 – Plantation, FL – The Bahamas, one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and honeymoons, is gearing up to launch its newest romance competition “Say Yes in The Bahamas Wedding Proposal.The unique social media competition, which commences on October 30, 2017 and ends on December 15, 2017 is a joint initiative created by the Romance Department of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) in conjunction with Paparazzi Proposal, to showcase the ultimate wedding proposals offered in the destination.The six weeks, interactive social media contest is opened to couples, who, are already in a relationship and reside within the United States of America.   Entrants will be required to upload on www.Bahamas.com or Facebook, one photo or image of the couple along with a 100 words story on why they should be selected to have their surprise- wedding proposal take place in the pristine islands of The Bahamas.   On-line registration for #sayyesinthebahamas commences on October 30, 2017 and ends on December 15, 2017.Four lucky couples will be selected by a panel of qualified judges and flown into The Bahamas to experience their dream wedding proposal in any of four amazing Islands in The Bahamas:  Abaco, Exuma, Nassau and Paradise Island.Winning couples will be announced just in time for Christmas, and couples will be expected to travel to The Bahamas in January 2018, where they will be enjoy luxurious accommodations for four days three nights, in one of the top resorts in The Bahamas.    Each couple will also receive an intimate, romantic dinner for two, all compliments of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance at MOTA, said the “Say Yes in The Bahamas” wedding proposal would truly be a remarkable and unforgettable experience for our participants.    We are excited about the opportunity of sharing our romantic destination with these couples while highlighting the wide array of wedding programs available within our diverse and beautiful country”.The Islands of The Bahamas have received numerous nominations and awards from the Romance sector and was, in 2015 awarded the World’s Leading Wedding Destination.In 2014, 2015 and 2016 the MOTA also held three successful social media competitions respectively in England, the USA and Canada, for its “16 Weddings, 16 Islands, One Priceless Day” event.    The contest, which attracted thousands of applicants vying to win a wedding ceremony in The Bahamas resulted in 16 couples getting married on 16 different islands in the Bahamas, at precisely on the same day at precisely the same time.For more information on #sayyesinthebahamas visit: www.bahamas.com .About The Islands Of The BahamasThe Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway  and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter andYouTube.Contact:  D. Earnestine MoxyzPh:  954-236-9292emoxyz@bahamas.comlast_img read more

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Bahamas Defense Force HMBS Lawrence Major Arrives in Dominica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – A relatively smooth journey brought HMBS LAWRENCE MAJOR safely to the hilly shores of Dominica from Jamaica, shortly after noon today.   It was easy to imagine the beauty and appeal the island nation conjured as a tourist hotspot, before its hurricane experience.   The first hand viewing of the wide spread damage helped the officers and crew of the Bahamian military vessel, understand exactly why their mission is so important.The HMBS Lawrence Major arrived at Roseau, the capital of the Commonwealth of Dominica, where it was met by the National Disaster Coordinator, Mr. Fitzroy Pascal and the Officer In Charge of Security at the Port for Disaster Relief Operation, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Weeks of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, along with other officials.Commanding Officer of the vessel, Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe said, “This is indeed a great and historic experience for my ship’s company to sail the first Bahamian military vessel to the Lesser Antilles.   The passage was long and the ship was challenged by several days of heavy weather early on in our voyage.   We are committed to providing assistance and relief to the people of this Commonwealth … on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas.”During a brief departure ceremony at Coral Harbour Base almost 10 days ago, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames stated that Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis was committed to the recovery efforts of Dominica and as such had promised the delivery of relief supplies to the Caribbean Island via a Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel.Commodore Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force, said he has complete confidence in the ability of the LCDR Munroe, his 40 Officers and Marines, and the 4 firefighters from the Police Fire Services to contribute positively to the relief efforts being carried out in Dominica by partner forces and agencies.LCDR Munroe will pay courtesy calls on various Government Officials during the upcoming week.   The ship will also offload and turn over cargo received from The Bahamas National Disaster Emergency Management Agency, as well as from the Jamaican government authorities to the National Disaster Coordinator in Dominica.In the days ahead, the RBDF’s Technical team will integrate with those Caribbean forces already on the ground affecting repairs to the prison and other government buildings.   LCDR Munroe shared that “there is a great need for our carpenters in the task force.   The Mobile Containerized Unit will be set up and the galley (kitchen) will be functional.   We also have 2 extra medics on stand-by to assist the 5 Bahamian doctors that will be coming.   Our task is to facilitate and provide support and reinforcement as required.”#operationmobilizationPhotos by Marine Seaman Frederick Russell(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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That was a tough game Schmeichel

first_imgThe Leicester City goalkeeper is happy his side was able to win 1-0 against Cardiff City, but he says it was a difficult match “not just on the pitch but mentally”After chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash, Leicester City had the option to postpone Saturday’s match against Cardiff City.But the Foxes’ footballers decided they needed to play to honor their former owner.And for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, this match, in particular, was a tough one.“That was a tough game, not just on the pitch but mentally,” he was quoted by The Foxes Of Leicester.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…“There are a lot of exhausted people in there now but I am proud of this team and the club. The way everyone has handled themselves has been unbelievable.”“It has been hard. We have tried for a few hours a day to be professional and train hard, but everyone wanted to play and win for his family. His family has been strong, [with] the courage they have had,” he added.“I feel just an overwhelming sense of pride of being part of the family that Vichai built and the extended family of Leicester City.”“It was nice to get a win to take to Thailand now and hopefully we did his family proud,” Schmeichel added.“You couldn’t ask for a better chairman. There are few people who come along in this life that have an impact on you. He had that on me and so many people and the outpouring of grief around the world shows that.”last_img read more

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Watford match is huge Southampton boss

first_imgFor Mark Hughes, the game on Saturday is very important since they have lost their last six matches in the English Premier LeagueSouthampton F.C. was trashed by Manchester City last week 6-1 in the English Premier League.And for manager Mark Hughes, is time to think of the future, after his team has failed to win in the last six EPL games they have played.“It becomes huge. We know ourselves the areas in which we weren’t strong enough [against Manchester City],” Hughes told the official website.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…“We’ll work towards the weekend and make sure the elements of our play that were missing are present against Watford.”“There’s not too many teams who have created good moments against City because they stop things very, very quickly if you’re trying to counter-attack but we showed good intent in that regard, he added.“Those are the things we can take into the games ahead of us but clearly at the weekend it’s a huge game and it’s one that we want maximum points from.”last_img read more

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Virgil van Dijk is a great player – Stam

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has described fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk as a “great asset to Liverpool” and stressed his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side.Virgil van Dijk has been impressive for Liverpool at the center of defense this season as they top the Premier League table conceding the fewest goals.Stam while lauding the quality of van Dijk, admits other players around him help him to succeed.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…“Virgil van Dijk is a great player. He has improved a lot within the last couple of years. But he needs quality players around him to succeed, so it’s not only up to one player,” Stam told Sky Sports.“That’s the quality of a manager, in building a team and getting certain players working together.“Virgil is a great asset to Liverpool, he’s doing very well. But if you look at them as a team and you look at United as a team, there’s a big difference.”last_img read more

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Solskjaer sure he would agree to stay as Man United boss

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is “sure” he would stay on as Manchester United’s permanent manager if they asked him to at the end of the seasonThe Norwegian has taken charge of United for the remainder of their 2018/19 campaign following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this month.Victories over former club Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have since followed ahead of United’s Premier League game against Bournemouth today.Despite Solskjaer’s actual employers Molde FK insisting they have only “lent” him, the ex-United striker wouldn’t say no to sticking around at Old Trafford.“My job is for the next five months, because I’m going to leave them to someone else when they come in,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.“That’s the plan and that’s what my job is at the moment, it runs out at the end of May – actually the end of June but we don’t play many games in June – so my job is to affect the players on what it is all about at Manchester United.“You’re always ambitious of course, but as I’ve told Ed [Woodward, United chief executive] and the owners, I’m here to do as well as I can and, if in May you decide someone else will be coming in, then fantastic, and if you decide it’s me, I’m sure we will agree.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Solskjaer scored 127 goals in 364 appearances for United over 11 years and has focused mostly on attacking play during his managerial career.But, with United having already conceded 31 league goals compared to leaders Liverpool’s eight, Solskjaer is aware of the importance of a solid defence.“I’ve been here for 15 years before and of course my football philosophy is driven by what I experienced here,” he said.“We do go and attack teams, try to dominate games and go into every game believing that we’re going to win, although we respect the opposition of course.“It’s not like we used to win 5-4 every time with the boss [Alex Ferguson]. When we had Jaap [Stam], Ronny [Johnsen], Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] at the back, you knew that we could keep a clean sheet, so there is a fine balance there.“And I love seeing players express themselves. It probably comes down to that I experienced more in my football career than I ever believed, so I want other players to have the same feeling when they’ve finished their careers – that means we need to win.”last_img read more

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Former Poway Unified Superintendent pleads guilty to financial disclosure charge

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 25, 2018 April 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Ex-Poway Unified School District Superintendent John Collins pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor financial disclosure charge and was immediately sentenced to five years probation in a plea deal in a case in which he was accused of misappropriating more than $345,000 in public funds.The Poway Unified School District and Collins also reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit related to the allegations, which is expected to be finalized Wednesday night. That settlement involves Collins paying the district $185,000 over a period of time, according to Judge Frederic Link.“This is basically a win-win for a lot of people,” Link said.Collins is required to abide by the terms of the civil settlement and follow the law as part of his probation, or face the risk of once again facing the criminal charges.After several days of testimony at a preliminary hearing — a proceeding held to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial — Collins pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge relating to his failure to declare outside income to the Poway school board. Other charges connected to the alleged misuse of vacation and sick time and a district purchasing card were dismissed.Deputy District Attorney Leon Schorr said the civil settlement amount is likely more than the district would have been able to recover had Collins been convicted at trial in the criminal case.Schorr said his office started an investigation after getting complaints about Collins from community members.Collins was fired in July 2016 after an audit found the alleged misappropriations. At the time he was let go, Collins was the highest paid superintendent in San Diego County, with an annual salary of $308,900 and a total compensation package of more than $457,000.Link, whose legal career spans nearly five decades, said he learned a lot in this “unusual” case, in which there were questions about whether the matter was best dealt with as a criminal or civil case.Collins’ attorney, Paul Pfingst, had argued that the case boiled down to a contract dispute.Link said the case illuminated “glaring problems” with payment of money in school districts.“It’s my understanding this kind of activity is happening not just in Poway, it’s happening in a lot of districts,” the judge said. Former Poway Unified Superintendent pleads guilty to financial disclosure charge KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center to open in La Jolla

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The grand opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is set for Friday April 5th.La Jolla Music Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and they are the parent organization sponsoring the building of The Conrad, which received $82 million in public funding.The Conrad is the permanent home of La Jolla Music Society and will host world-class performances as well as other San Diego arts presenters, according to LJMS.For more information click here. Posted: April 4, 2019 Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center to open in La Jolla April 4, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Jonathan Halvorson Jonathan Halvorson, Updated: 9:58 PM Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Intruder attempted to rape an Encanto woman

first_img KUSI Newsroom May 3, 2019 Intruder attempted to rape an Encanto woman Posted: May 3, 2019 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) – An intruder attempted to rape a woman this morning inside her Encanto home, police said.The victim showed up at her neighbor’s house and asked the neighbor to call police shortly before 6 a.m. to report that a man had broken into her house in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue and tried to rape her, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Details regarding the break-in were scarce, but the burglar stole the woman’s cellphone. then fled the area, Stirk said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Bills to Eliminate Harvest Price Coverage Introduced in House Senate

first_imgCompanion bills have been introduced in the House and the Senate that would change revenue insurance policies offered under the Federal crop insurance program, stripping the premium subsidy for the harvest price coverage portion of the policy. S. 2096, the “Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act” was introduced by Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Shaheen (D-NH). In the House, HR 4305, the “Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act” was introduced by Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN-2). It has no cosponsors. The text of the legislation is not yet available, but previous versions have changed the policy so that only the yield part of the policy would be subsidized, with farmers paying the full price of the revenue portion.Critics argue that the harvest price option could be replicated in the private market, so there is no need to subsidize it through crop insurance. Farmers have made clear that revenue coverage that excludes the harvest price coverage is not worth buying.Out of 1.5 million soybean revenue policies sold in 2017, only 9,111 took the harvest price exclusion. That is less than 1%. Of the many proposals to cut crop insurance spending, eliminating harvest price coverage creates the single biggest savings. It would reduce the cost of the program from about $8 billion/year to about $6 billion/year – savings are calculated at more than $2 billion/year. This savings comes not only because farmers would pay more premium, but also because of the high number of farmers who would be expected to stop buying crop insurance altogether.Senator Flake’s news release explaining his position on crop insurance subsidies can be found here: http://bit.ly/2A44cJzlast_img read more

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Bogus bonuses County payroll goof leads to overpayments

first_imgTalk about a sweet payday.Clark County employees who receive their paychecks via direct deposit got a short-lived bonus this week when their pay was accidentally posted three times.Oops.Deputy Treasurer John Payne said Tuesday he doesn’t know yet how it happened. The treasurer’s office sends the payroll file to Bank of America, which disburses money to the various employees’ banks and accounts. “One of our questions is, ‘Why would you post three entries that had the same batch number and the same dollar amount?’” Payne said. He said the county’s working with the bank to sleuth out what happened. “I’m not throwing any blame at anyone right now,” Payne said. John Ingram, finance director for the county auditor’s office, which provides the treasurer’s office with the payroll information, said Tuesday that 1,745 county employees have direct deposit. A typical payday payout for those people would total $2.8 million, Payne said. Times three, that’s $8.4 million.In advance of paydays — employees are paid on the 10th and 25th of each month — the county withdraws money from its account with the state investment pool, Payne said.last_img read more

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Independent CRC analysis critical of light rail

first_imgA trip from downtown Vancouver to downtown Portland would take more than twice as long on a light rail train as it would on existing bus service, a recent analysis of Columbia River Crossing plans found.Oakland, Calif.-based transportation consultant Tom Rubin used CRC plans, plus C-Tran and TriMet schedules, to put travel times by each mode of transportation side by side for the same route — and questioned why the project’s final environmental impact statement didn’t fully do the same.The results? Taking light rail from Vancouver’s Washington Street and West 15th Street to Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square would take 36 minutes on the train, according to Rubin. C-Tran’s existing No. 105 route makes almost the same trip in 15 minutes, if it’s on schedule. And bus rapid transit — another high-capacity alternative considered by CRC planners — could do it in 14 minutes, according to Rubin.Project planners chose light rail as the preferred alternative in 2008.“I’ve seen dozens, perhaps hundreds of studies, and I’ve never seen one where the travel time goes up, let alone more than doubles,” Rubin said.Light rail is only a portion of the estimated $3.1 billion to $3.5 billion project that would also replace the Interstate 5 Bridge span between Washington and Oregon, plus expand the freeway on both sides of the Columbia River. For cars and buses, building the project would significantly cut down on travel times compared with leaving the bridge as is, said CRC spokeswoman Anne Pressentin.last_img read more

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Work to close onemile section of Columbia River Highway

first_imgA restoration project will close a milelong section of the Historic Columbia River Highway on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge next month, according to state transportation officials.The work will close the highway starting Sept. 4, continuing through the end of the month, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. The road will be closed to all vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians between Crown Point and Latourell Falls, according to ODOT. The stretch from Crown Point to Larch Mountain Road will also be closed to vehicles longer than 25 feet.Vista House, which sits atop the Crown Point summit, will remain open through September. But the historic building will close Oct. 1 until the end of 2012 while crews repair and restore the viaduct surrounding it, according to ODOT. Additional work will happen in 2013, though ODOT hasn’t determined specific closures and traffic impacts.last_img read more

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Forest cabin rentals caught in process limbo

first_imgNestled in an aspen grove south of Mount Adams lies Gotchen Creek Guard Station. It’s the oldest building in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, built in 1909 at a cost of $332.A survivor from the era of horseback rangers, the 12-by-26-foot cabin has two rooms, a kitchen and an everything-else room that contains bunk beds and a warming stove.It would be a great addition to the U.S. Forest Service’s rental program, like the Government Mineral Springs Guard Station north of Carson. I’ve been writing that story over and over since at least 2005, always quoting Forest Service staff that they hope to make it available to the public.Well, it looks like Gotchen Creek Guard Station joining the rental program will not happen any time soon.At a meeting of winter recreation interests in Stevenson last month, Robin Rose, recreation program manager for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, said a great deal of restoration work has been completed at the 104-year-old structure and it is about ready for the public.But here’s the hang-up.Before the Forest Service can charge a rental fee at Gotchen, the matter must come before the Pacific Northwest Recreation Resources Advisory Committee.The citizen group makes recommendations on creating new, changing existing or eliminating recreation fees managed by the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management in Washington or Oregon.last_img read more

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