Month: September 2019

Turks and Caicos Laws now available online

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Oct 2015 – The Attorney General’s Chambers is modernizing and now the laws of the country are available online. The announcement came this week in the House of Assembly from AG, Rhondalee Knowles who gave kudos to the government’s IT Unit, her own team including Tenecia Williams and the legislative drafters and she recognized the Regional Law Revision Center which assisted with the technicalities of getting all of the laws posted to the Chamber’s website. It was four months ago, in June that the Attorney General’s office told the public the 2014 revised edition of country laws were not only to come into force on June 15th, 2015 but that they would be available in an 11 volume, loose-leaf set and on CD-Rom. Those costs were put at $1,800 and $1,000 respectively. The laws now made available online are free and can be found at AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Recommended for you Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Related Items:attorney general, online, rhondalee knowles, turks and caicos lawlast_img read more

Mourinho denies having anything to do with agents comments

first_imgJose Mourinho claims he had nothing to do with his agent’s comments regarding his Manchester United futureThe Portuguese coach has come under increased scrutiny this season with United eight points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League.While United have fared better in Europe, this hasn’t stopped reports spreading that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to succeed Mourinho at Old Trafford.Speaking on his client, Jorge Mendes made a rare statement last week in which he denied that United were unhappy with Mourinho and that the former Chelsea coach remains content to stay on.But, apparently, not even Mourinho himself was aware of Mendes’ statement.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…“Which statement?,” said Mourinho on the Belfast Telegraph, when asked about the intention behind Mendes’ statement.“No, I’ve nothing to do with the statement. It’s Jorge’s statement, not my statement.”As for whether he knew of Mendes’ plans, Mourinho added: “No, I didn’t know. I didn’t know at all and I don’t care about it.”Mourinho will lead his United side out against Valencia tonight in their Group H finale of the Champions League.last_img read more

Steven Gerrard really hates plastic pitches

first_imgThe Rangers manager believes artificial pitches should not be part of the highest level of football in any part of the world.Rangers coach Steven Gerrard has said constantly that he hates plastic pitches.But his criticism of that type of field is back once again, as Rangers prepare a visit to Kilmarnock this Wednesday.“I’ve already given my opinion on plastic pitches at the elite level of football and they should be nowhere to be seen,” Gerrard told the BBC.“I can’t change that in 24 hours. I do know that every single manager at this level doesn’t want plastic pitches.”“But we have to respect the fact that Kilmarnock have got one and we have to go there and perform,” he added.“We’ve been there and done it before. Of course, it cost us Jamie Murphy, which was a huge blow.”Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Hopefully both sets of players come through the game healthy because there’s nothing worse than seeing any player suffer that type of injury,” Gerrard commented.Rugby Park is the home of Kilmarnock FC, the stadium was opened in August 1st, 1899.The place was renovated in 1946, 1961 and once again in the 1994-1995 season.The stadium used to have a natural grass pitch until the summer of 2014 when an artificial surface was installed.“They are breathing down our neck and have done very, very well.”“Steve Clarke has done an amazing job there so, from my point of view, I am very excited to see the team play,” the manager concluded.last_img read more

Woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering husband and daughter in

Suspect dead in officerinvolved shooting at Valley View Casino

first_img Posted: March 18, 2018 Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting at Valley View Casino Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: officer involved shooting, ois, police, Shooting FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:30 PMcenter_img March 18, 2018 Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.ESCONDIDO (KUSI) — A man was shot and killed by police at an officer-involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Sunday.No officers, deputies or bystanders were injured in the shooting and a handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting, said Lt. Rich Williams of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.Escondido police officers responded a little after 7:30 p.m. Saturday to a disturbance call in the 1400 block of Timber Glen, and reported a possible suspect fleeing the area in a vehicle, Williams said.Officers pursued the suspect and requested assistance from deputies as well as San Pasqual Tribal Police, when the chase approached the Valley View Casino, he said.“The suspect stopped near the entrance to the casino and confrontation ensued with officers,” he said. “An officer-involved shooting resulted and the suspect was apparently struck by gunfire.”Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, he said.“The facts surrounding the shooting are currently under investigation by the sheriff’s Homicide Unit,” Williams said. “The number of shots fired and number of officers who fired shots have not yet been determined.”The San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit asked anyone with any information regarding the incident to call them at (858) 974-2321. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

La Jolla Elementary School Principal apologizes for email warning parents

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Updated: 4:50 PM KUSI Newsroom, La Jolla Elementary School Principal apologizes for email warning parents KUSI Newsroom October 18, 2018 Posted: October 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The La Jolla Elementary School principal apologized this week for an email to parents that she says unintentionally perpetuated stereotypes about black people, it was reported Thursday.Last month, Principal Donna Tripi warned parents in an email about a man who had allegedly stared at and followed a parent’s daughter to a local Starbucks, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.Tripi described the man in her email as “an African American male about 30 years old, about 6’1”-6’2, dressed in all black and a hooded sweatshirt, according to the Union-Tribune. The email went on to give parents security tips “to keep your children safe,” including calling the police “if you see something that doesn’t feel right.”“We’re all hoping it was an isolated incident,” Tripi wrote in the email, “but reminders are always helpful.”This week, Tripi sent another email to parents apologizing for her vague description of the man.“My email was a mistake. While it is critical to keep our school family safe, the way I communicated didn’t provide enough specifics to identify the individual, but could easily lead to unnecessary and harmful reactions against other members of our community,” Tripi wrote in the email. “African American males continue to face discrimination in our society every day. The thought that I unintentionally contributed to that climate with a vague email is something for which I owe our community an apology.”Andre Branch, president of the San Diego Branch of the NAACP, told the Union-Tribune that he took as much issue with Tripi’s second email as the first one.“This apology is as disturbing as the original email,” Branch told the newspaper. “She repeats the description of the man, mentioning his race, but not that of the parents or the children. This repetition reinforces the idea that the parents and their children have something to fear from African- American men.”Out of 535 students enrolled at La Jolla Elementary last fall, five were black, the Union-Tribune reported. The school didn’t employ any black teachers last school year and 28 out of 31 teachers were white.The school will hold a forum on Monday at 6 p.m. regarding the matter and how to “support all families” at the school, Tripi wrote in the email.The community forum will be facilitated by Omar Passons, a black attorney and community leader who recently ran unsuccessfully for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, according to the Union-Tribune.Passons told the newspaper he reached out to school district officials after he saw Tripi’s first email posted on social media. FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man fatally shot by police in MidCity district

first_img Updated: 10:50 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: breaking news, San Diego Police Department FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 24, 2019 Man fatally shot by police in Mid-City districtcenter_img August 24, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was shot and killed by police officers in the Mid-City district at just after 8:30 p.m on Adelaide Avenue.Family members of the victim say he was mentally disabled, and was apparently having a dispute at the time police were called.  By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the man began throwing rocks at officers and police opened fire, according to relatives.The SDPD responded saying they will be holding a press conference sometime within the next hour.  This is a developing story, more details to come. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

WISHH Staff Follows Up Discusses Future Collaboration in South East Asia

first_imgChef Norbert Ehrbar preparing a chicken dish made with tofu at the U.S. pavilion at CAMFOODS. Photo credit: ASA/WISHHWorld Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Asian Division Director Alan F. Poock traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand for trade servicing and other meetings last week.Poock spent four days in Myanmar, where he met with food companies that participated in the June trade team that attended the INTSOY course and met with North Dakota exporters in the Fargo area. He also met with Winrock on future collaboration and the vice-hairman of the Myanmar Edible Oil Dealer’s Association.A chicken and tofu sample containing U.S. products at the U.S. pavilion at CAMFOODS. Photo credit: ASA/WISHHWISHH was part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored Global Based Initiative (GBI) in Cambodia at the CAMFOODS show in Siem Reap.  Cambodia is a growing market in Southeast Asia and WISHH plans to conduct a USDA Emerging Markets Program (EMP) funded assessment on the human foods and animal feed sectors in FY16.  While in Cambodia, Poock met with the new Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) Agricultural Attaché Gerald Smith.Before returning home, Poock will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to meet with FAS, which covers Myanmar. Funding for this trip was provided by USDA through the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) and Market Access Program (MAP).last_img read more

Soy Growers Request Meeting with DLA Regarding Soy Ingredients

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is requesting a meeting with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in response to their request for information about soy ingredients they intend to prohibit. Read the letter here.Why? In August, food companies received a surprise notice from DLA that a number of ingredients must be removed from military dining, including Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Isolated Soybean Protein (ISP), Soy Protein Concentrate (SPC), and Vegetable Protein Product (VPP) when used as meat protein extenders. ASA and several other groups initially submitted comments regarding soy health facts since the announcement. Read ASA’s here.However…ASA joins the Coalition for Uniformity in Food Ingredient Standards in disappointment upon learning that, despite efforts to share information, the Army Buyer’s Guide Version 11 continues to exclude soy protein extenders.What does ASA say? “Soy is an important component of the American diet, providing high-quality protein that lowers blood cholesterol. Food service providers have, for many years, been utilizing soy ingredients to lower saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. The implication that soy is used as a filler for meat protein is simply incorrect.”What else is ASA doing? In addition to comments and the meeting request, ASA and other stakeholder groups have met with top U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition officials, as well as many Members of Congress to explain that this proposal would have negative consequences for nutrition and functionality of food served to service members.last_img read more

Home burglary prompts lockdown at Columbia River High

first_imgThe report of a burglary in progress Tuesday prompted a lockdown at Columbia River High School a few minutes after students were being released.A disturbance with weapons was reported at 1104 N.W. 99th St. — a block west of River — at 2:08 p.m., according to emergency dispatch logs.Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman said deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress and looked for a suspect who fled on foot. A rock was thrown through a window of a home, but the suspect did not make it into the residence, Neiman said.Neiman said no weapons were seen; the suspect was wearing a “large jacket.” Deputies and a police dog searched the area but did not find the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s who is 5 foot 11 inches tall and was wearing a blue rain jacket.Vancouver Public Schools spokeswoman Pat Mattison said the school was locked down at 2:10 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies determined there was no threat to students and the lockdown was lifted at 2:25 p.m., Mattison said.last_img read more

Worker killed in industrial accident at Vancouver steel fabricator

first_imgAn employee of Thompson Metal Fab was killed in an industrial accident Friday, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.The accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. at the company’s facilities at 3000 S.E. Hidden Way, said firefighter-paramedic Kevin Stromberg.The victim, a man whose name, age and city of residence was not released, was crushed by a large piece of steel and died before firefighters and a heavy rescue team arrived, Stromberg said.Information about how the accident occurred was not available Friday. Thompson Metal Fab President John Rudi said the accident is under investigation.last_img

Localized frost possible tonight

first_imgThe flip side to today’s sunshine and clear skies could be areas of patchy frost tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.Forecasters say that the abundant sunshine and offshore winds have dried the moisture out of the air. As winds die down after sunset, some areas of Clark County and Southwest Washington may experience frost overnight.The best advice is to shelter sensitive plants tonight, forecasters said in a statement.last_img

Port tenant clash over lease

first_imgNorthwest Packing Co. and the Port of Vancouver appear no closer to resolving their ongoing landlord-tenant dispute over how much rent the food processor should pay.The simmering conflict surfaced again during the port board of commissioners’ regular public hearing Tuesday. That’s when Northwest Packing urged the port to maintain the company’s current annual lease payment — $149,439 — as part of a larger 25-year contract renewal. That would sustain the company’s competitiveness in the face of industry consolidation, tight profit margins and global market challenges, company officials said.“Every cost increase we have is a big impact,” said Matt Jones, president and CEO of Northwest Packing’s parent, The Neil Jones Food Co. Northwest Packing processes a variety of fruits for canning, juices and sauces.But the port isn’t budging from its position: that Northwest Packing is bound by its current 25-year lease to move to a higher annual lease payment — $372,021 — based on fair market value. The port said it prefers to keep the company, which employs an estimated 400 to 500 full-time equivalent workers, at its 15-acre site on the port’s east side. But terms in the company’s current lease requiring a shift to fair market value “must be carried out,” said Todd Coleman, the port’s executive director.Northwest Packing’s 25-year lease, which the port extended for three years in 2011 to buy time for negotiations, is set to expire at the end of this year. If the two parties can’t resolve the matter soon, provisions in the current lease will force a conclusion. Those provisions spell out an appraisal process both parties would use to determine fair market value, said Theresa Wagner, a spokeswoman for the port.last_img read more

Off Beat Taking recycling to new heights … in Earths orbit

first_imgHow on Earth could somebody propose using water from a sewage treatment plant for brewing beer?Well, Mike Barratt can vouch for the process of turning human urine into a refreshing beverage — although to be precise, he wasn’t on Earth at the time.Also, Barratt didn’t get to drink beer … and rat urine may have been involved.The Camas native has made two trips to the International Space Station as an astronaut. In 2009, Barratt was part of a milestone in space technology. He and two crewmates drank a toast with recycled urine.“We don’t have an abundant water supply,” Barratt explained during a 2010 visit to Liberty Middle School in Camas.With a water recovery system that recycles urine, sweat and other moisture back into drinking water, “You turn yesterday’s Kool-Aid into tomorrow’s Kool-Aid,” the astronaut said.Now Northwest brewers might tap that keg. A wastewater treatment agency is so proud of the purity of its output that it wants craft brewers to use the water.The Oregon Health Authority has approved; two more hurdles remain, including a Department of Environmental Quality hearing Thursday. If the DEQ approves, the Environmental Quality Commission will make the final call.last_img read more

Rush Street declares intention to bid for Japanese IR in Hokkaido

first_imgUS-based real estate developer and regional casino operator Rush Street has officially declared its intention to bid for a Japan IR license in Hokkaido.The company announced this week that it has now opened its first office in Tomakomai under the name Rush Street Japan, stating that it aims to work with the city and engage with the local business community and residents to develop an IR proposal that “serves the needs of all stakeholders, including domestic and international customers, employees and the broader community at large.” Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Load More Rush Street added that its on-the-ground presence will help it create a locally relevant IR.“Japan is an extremely exciting market for us,” said Rush Street’s co-founder and Chairman, Neil Bluhm.“We have deliberately delayed our entrance to the Asian markets until we could be sure we could create something that truly aligns to our own vision and values. We bring an expertise and strong track record in establishing sustainable facilities that benefit our host communities through a focus on inclusivity and partnership. Building an IR of this kind in Hokkaido not only will transform the region from an economic standpoint, it will put Hokkaido on the map as a global travel destination.”Rush Street CFO Tim Drehkoff added that Rush Street sees Japan as a long-term strategy but that “it cannot be viewed as a one size fits all. What works in Hokkaido is very different to what might work in other prefectures. We have spent a lot of time in Japan in recent years, and in Hokkaido in particular, listening to the views of the local communities and the officials within who will act as host to these IRs. It is clear to us that building a resort which operates as part of the community is critical. Working with our team in Japan, we are committed to delivering a resort that will create a lasting impact.”In an exclusive interview with Inside Asian Gaming this week, Bluhm revealed that Rush Street was focusing entirely on Hokkaido which he said better aligns with the company’s vision as opposed to other potential regional IR locations.“Doing something in Tomakomai, Hokkaido fits right into what we do so that’s why we’ve set our sights on Hokkaido and Tomakomai,” he said.“Our only interest right now is Tomakomai. We’re putting all of our efforts there. Somebody asked me, ‘What would happen if Hokkaido decided they didn’t want an integrated resort?’“Well if that were the case we’d have ot reconsider some other locations but right now we’re just focusing on Tomakomai.”Based in Chicago, Rush Street was founded in the early 1990s as a real estate development firm but has since established itself as a leading developer and operator of regional casinos in the United States with properties in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York State among other locations. RelatedPosts Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchaselast_img read more

At least four operators to compete for Hokkaido IR as Mohegan moves

first_img RelatedPosts Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment is set to become the fourth gaming company to open an office in Hokkaido as competition for a regional Japanese IR license continues to heat up.Local media is reporting that Mohegan will launch its office in Tomakomai City in April, with Vice President of Corporate Finance Christopher Jones stating, “We hope to proceed with its use and application as the home base of information related to business PR [around an] IR.” The office will also serve as a showroom for the communication of information, while Mohegan is considering partnering with local corporations to host joint seminars.The building Mohegan has its eye on is the same one fellow US casino operator Rush Street Gaming moved into last December.Canadan investment company Clairvest Neem Ventures was the first to arrive in Tomakomai when it established an office in January 2018, while Hard Rock Japan will join Mohegan in opening its Tomakomai office this April.Caesars Entertainment and Foxwoods have also shown interest in Hokkaido.The next cue for these operators to kick it up a gear will be the gubernatorial election on 7 April, which will decide what direction Hokkaido will take in the IR bid.last_img read more

Lloyds Banking Group employees take part in volunteering initiative

first_imgLloyds Banking Group is supporting employee volunteering, with more than 5,000 staff members taking part in the 2016 Give and Gain initiative.One third (33%) of Lloyds Banking Group employee volunteers participating in the Give and Gain scheme will take part in skills-based volunteering work.Give and Gain Day, organised by Business in the Community (BITC), takes place on 20 May 2016.Lloyds Banking Group has committed to providing 240,000 employee volunteering hours to community projects in 2016, and plans to contribute 2.3 million volunteering hours by 2020.Kamel Hothi, head of colleague volunteering and fundraising at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We are proud to participate in Give and Gain Week again this year. Our ambition is to make a difference in the communities where we live and work to help Britain prosper. Supporting and encouraging our colleagues to use their skills to volunteer for the causes that matter to them plays a key part in achieving that.”last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 29 November5 December 2018

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on between 29 November and 5 December 2018 were:First pensions dashboard set for launch in 2019, says government reportGoogle, Microsoft and Netflix recognised as 2018’s most reputable employersAnglian Water, Microsoft and Google recognised on 2019 Best places to work: UK listEXCLUSIVE: A fifth of employees will not receive useful Christmas gift from their employerHymans Robertson to introduce financial education seminars for 850 UK staffCarnoustie Golf Links adopts mobile platform to increase employee engagementHalf of employees with money worries believe their work is suffering as a resultDiscovery Flexibles Limited chief executive banned from being a trusteeUniversity of Reading launches sustainability programme for 4,000 employeesTwo-fifths say their workplace does not offer mental health supportlast_img read more

Suspect connected to several South Florida bank robberies arrested

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a suspect accused of robbing several South Florida banks.On Wednesday, police arrested Santiago Navas-Rodriguez at his home.According to police, he was wanted for three bank robberies committed over the last several weeks.Investigators caught Navas-Rodriguez after he allegedly robbed a Bank of America located along West 49th Street and West Eighth Avenue in Hialeah.He has since been turned over to the FBI.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Woman arrested in antiTrump march in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police arrested a woman during a protest that sent hundreds of people objecting to President-elect Donald Trump marching through the streets of Downtown Fort Lauderdale for more than three hours, Sunday.Demonstrators pounded the pavement and chanted in unison as they took their message to the streets for a third consecutive night of anti-Trump protests in South Florida.Witnesses told 7News that the woman who was arrested had thrown water on Trump supporters after they clashed in the street.At one point, marchers were met with opposition from a man who said he’s relieved Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was defeated in the polls. “Thank God that she lost, and I hope she gets arrested,” he yelled at one protester.“Trump is not my president,” said protester Robert Steele. “He doesn’t support the people. He didn’t win the vote of the people, and he doesn’t belong in office. He’s a disgrace to America.”Cellphone video captured the moment Fort Lauderdale Police took one female demonstrator into custody. “I want an attorney! I want to be released! I have done nothing wrong!” she screamed as three officers carried her off the ground in handcuffs.The rowdy crowd stomped down Las Olas Boulevard as they headed toward Fort Lauderdale Beach. Drivers were forced to wait as the group walked four miles, protesting the man they worry will dismantle the Affordable Care Act, overturn marriage equality and strictly enforce immigration laws.“Protesting is OK as long as there is no violence,” said one driver.But their message, delivered peacefully, for the most part, did not sit well with those who support the next commander in chief.“They’ve got no business being here,” said Trump supporter Jack Josey. “Let them go home for four years, and vote in four years for the communist of their choice.”These steps follow a much larger protest Friday night, when thousands flooded the streets of Downtown Miami. Protesters eventually shut down the MacArthur Causeway before marching for miles to tie up traffic on Interstate 95.The next night, a group of about 30 people formed near Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.Meanwhile, in Little Havana, a caravan of Trump supporters paraded the streets, Sunday, with a different message. “We’re all behind him, and behind making America great again,” said Trump protester Norma Batra. “It’s not a protest; it’s a celebration.”In Fort Lauderdale, demonstrators experienced an array of emotions as they rejected the incoming administration. “I really don’t believe in his policies, and I’m even more fearful with Mike Pence in his position,” said protester Robyn Fear. “I’m very pro-human rights.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more