Rooney backs Mourinho over players ar Manchester United

first_imgDC United striker Wayne Rooney, spoke about how the Manchester United players are more responsible than Jose Mourinho for the club’s situation.Looking at everything that’s going on from far away, it must be very difficult for Wayne Rooney to see Manchester United struggle this much under Jose Mourinho.The now DC United forward spoke recently to the press about the situation that the Red Devils are going through, he doesn’t think that this bad run is Jose Mourinho’s fault at all.Quite the opposite actually, Rooney thinks the club’s board of directors should give Mourinho more chances and the players should improve their level of performance.In Wayne’s eyes, it is the players who are to blame for this situation and not Jose Mourinho.“The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce. Probably collectively it is a bit of everything coming together, but Jose is an easy target,” said Rooney while being quoted by The Mirror. “I know Jose is getting a load of stick but the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better.”“I said the same thing when Louis Van Gaal was there. He took a lot of stick but behind closed doors I said to the players we have been doing better.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s been a tough situation. For the players and the manager, it has been a tough start to the season.”“Personally I think he set us up brilliantly, but we didn’t produce on the pitch. So I am sure that is getting said behind the scenes now.”“It’s a young team, and it’s a different pressure. Quite a lot of those players maybe haven’t faced this before and they haven’t got the senior players, which I had there as a young player, to help in those difficult moments.”“There are not enough of them to help you through it.”Jose Mourinho has been made a scapegoat for Manchester United’s flops, claims Wayne Rooney | @MikeAllenMirror https://t.co/y9MlF6vtXX pic.twitter.com/6vPOdVJrTb— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) October 8, 2018last_img read more

New Principals for TCI Government Schools

first_img Related Items:clement howell school, eliza simons school, enid capron school, turks caicos schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe three new principals and one new vice prinicipal for the government school system … and a woman will take over at the helm at CHHS. Mrs Kadean Cunningham named by the DP and Minister of Education for the job of running the country’s largest school … Juliet Arthur Thelwell is the new principal for Grand Turk’s Eliza Simons Primary…. And two on top at Enid Capron Primary in Five Cays… Sophia Garland is named acting principal, while Abigail Delancy is the acting VP. Former ECPS principal Rachel Taylor, according to the Minister’s remarks will return to this post in two years, once done with her study leave. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Private Schools Opened in Turks & Caicoslast_img read more

Man found safe in Provo

first_img Related Items:ashwood forbes jr., found. missing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Jul 2015 – A scary situation ended well today as a Provo family launched a search for a missing loved one this morning and then found him. Twenty-seven year old Ashwood Forbes Jr was found safe and sound after being out of touch with relatives since last night. There was no information on where he was last seen and no information on where Forbes, son of prominent attorney and former 2012 General Election candidate Ashwood Forbes was held up. Police were alerted when Forbes was first suspected as missing.last_img read more

PDM has two for All Island Slate

first_imgThe official word comes tonight at the PDM Convention kick-off party at Kalooki’s in Blue Hills; but the choices include a civic leader and retail professional, while the other is a fresh face and entrepreneur.    Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: We know already that party leader, Sharlene Robinson, Derek Taylor and Josephine Connolly will re-offer as national candidates in the 2016 General Elections; but two more will be added to round out the PDM’s five all island. center_img The PDM convention runs today into Saturday under the theme, Victory is a Must. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTwo names are circulating already as the presumptive candidates, if you will, for the People’s Democratic Movement All Island slate. last_img read more

Premier calls urgent press conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 30, 2016 – Media assembled at the Office of Premier to no doubt be updated on the major blunder surrounding his shocking election date recall.  The Premier gave this statement on the change of the election date.“I am advised that the Election Day Proclamation that was published in the Gazette on Friday announcing the date of the General Election was in order by being in accordance with the TCI Constitution.  However, there was an issue with the timelines under section 26 of the Election Ordinance and hence the procedures for the appointment of a Nomination Day and Election Day could not have been executed in the minimum time frame provided for by the Constitution.There were several options available to me as Premier to assist in rectifying the situation to permit the Supervisor of Elections to carry out the procedures required under the Election Ordinance.  I exercised the option of recommending to His Excellency the Governor to change the date of the election to a date of my choosing which is December 15, 2016.  The Governor having consulted with me on this date will now issue an amendment to that Proclamation published on Friday October 28, 2016.Contrary to the opinion touted by persons from other political camps, the decision to exercise the option to change the date of election was made after much consultation and consideration with executives and several legal minds of the Progressive National Party who advised and supported my decision to recommend a change to the Election Date.” Related Items:last_img read more

New DCP joins the ranks by May 2017 beat five others for

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – He is leaving St Helena to take up the post of Deputy Chief of Police of the Turks and Caicos islands and he brings with him 34 years of experience.  Today the TCI Police Force announced our new DCP and his name is Trevor Botting.   From a short list of six and after interviews, Botting was found most fitting likely due to his strong background in strategic and tactical policing. Botting also has experience in Airport policing, Disaster Management and Search and Rescue.  Add to the list of accomplishments, management of 500 officers, neighborhood policing, firearms operations and the Dog unit.  #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Environment and Housing Minister says more affordable housing on its way

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas, June 21st 2017: More houses are coming says Government as it was announced during Budget Debate that there will be 300 houses built in the Carmichael Village,72 will be built in the new Carmichael West,  ten low to middle income family residential houses are set for the Fox Hill District and development of 5.6 acres of land on Faith Avenue are all planned for Nassau.Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira says $2M will be spent on the Carmichael Village, with just under $330 thousand earmarked to complete homes in Bahamia West, which is in Freeport, Grand Bahama.There are policy changes too, said the minister, as Social Services Control will now track rental payments and no longer will the Department of Housing be responsible for renovations and repairs to houses where the owner has been resident for over 10 years.Other plans include a survey of the housing stock in Nassau’s inner city including a survey of households still using pit latrines; the Minister said the plan is to get proper sanitation to these areas.Meanwhile, government also intends to increase the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, BMC’s portfolio to allow a private home construction programme. The minister says the process of acquiring vacant land for this project has already begun. #MagneticMediaNews#BahamasHousingMinistry#BahamasMortgageCorporation Related Items:last_img read more

The Good Bad and Ugly reality of TCI Statutory Boards Report revealing

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 6, 2018 – Thirteen statutory boards were a part of a recent review commissioned by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the best and worst of the lot were identified by the consultant hired to do the job.Stephen Turnbull is the former UK-appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Turks and Caicos Islands and his 24-page report, which was presented to the Governor and Premier on January 24, 2018 gives some eye-popping data.The best of the boards were identified as the Financial Services Commission (#FSC) and the National Insurance Board (#NIB) with the FSC being the only board with a risk management strategy.   The worst of the statutory boards was a more shocking list because it included the board managing the country’s leading industry, the board managing tertiary education and the board overseeing the airwaves.The Tourist Board, the Community College Board and the Telecommunications Commission were all put in the ‘running badly’ category.   Among the characteristics of a board functioning badly were laid out in a press conference last Thursday where the Governor, His Excellency Dr. John Freeman shared this could mean from badly structured meeting agendas, to meetings that focused hardly or not at all on the more important responsibilities of the board, to there being weak qualifications or completely unqualified leaders or inflated compensations.Making the ‘ugly’ category were three other boards, one of which the Turnbull Report recommended should be completely dissolved.The National Health Insurance Board is by far the most problematic board for the country.  In fact, it was the financial hemorrhaging of the health care plan which in 2016 prompted the review.  Turnbull recommended a dissolution of the #NHIB.The National Trust and the Ports Authority are the two others which make the ‘ugly’ category as they were identified to be, among other things, ‘too large’.The ‘vast majority’ of the recommendations in the Turnbull Report have been accepted over two meetings by the Turks and Caicos Cabinet.  The idea of scrapping the NHIB was not accepted at Cabinet and so were the suggestions to return the responsibilities of the TCI Tourist Board back to Tourism and the Community College back to Education.The Governor and Premier vehemently resisted that the Report will lead to a dismantling of the statutory boards, instead there are string of meetings which will now happen.Government Ministers responsible for the 13 boards reviewed will have meetings, the recommendations will be discussed in those meetings and a way forward will be determined.The Premier said the review and subsequent actions are all in the name of good governance and reducing financial risk through the establishment of best practices.last_img read more

Israel manager has called for a real fight against Scotland

first_imgAccording to Andreas Herzog, both teams need a win to get promoted to the UEFA Nations League B and a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 EuroIsrael and Scotland are tied on first-place in the UEFA Nations League C Group 1 with six points.But thanks to the tiebreaker rule, Israel only needs a tie with the Scotts to get promoted to League B.On the other hand, only a win gives Scotland a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 Euro Championship.“First we have to go out and give the Scottish team a real battle,” said Israel manager Andreas Herzog according to Sky Sports.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“That is what’s key at Hampden Park.”“If we are not aggressive and cannot match the energy then it will be a tough game for us. We all know it is a great chance for us,” he added.“We are in first place in the group and we want to keep that position. We have to be ready for a lot of different circumstances and we have had a good preparation so far.”“From the beginning, we expect Scotland to put a lot of pressure on us and that’s why we need to be confident, calm and smart in possession,” he explained.“If we are able to create chances it will be a different thinking from the Scottish team and then it is an open game.”last_img read more

Parlour reveals the one position Emery must strengthen at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has advised coach Unai Emery to consider a new centre-back in the January transfer windowSince replacing Arsene Wenger in the dugout at Arsenal, Emery has put a difficult start behind him by embarking on a 16-match unbeaten run in all competitions.However, in comparison to the top-four Premier League sides conceding 10 goals or less, Arsenal have already seen the ball go into their net 15 times in 12 games.Reflecting on this, Parlour suggested that Emery still needs to “strengthen” at centre-back.“I don’t know. I really don’t know,” Parlour told the Express. “I’m sure they’ll be positions he wants to.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…“For me centre-half he could probably strengthen.”Arsenal captain and centre-back Laurent Koscielny is yet to feature this campaign because of an Achilles injury from last season.“But he’s got [Laurent] Koscielny coming back, they’ve missed him, but he’s a little bit older but I’m sure he’s working hard to get back in the side so I think he’ll assess the situation when it comes to January.“He’ll be lining people up anyway.”Arsenal will travel to Bournemouth on Sunday in a Premier League fixture.last_img read more

Milan aims to return to Champions League

first_imgAccording to the AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso, the only objective the team has is to return to the biggest club tournament in the worldAC Milan wants to return to the world’s biggest and most important club competition: the UEFA Champions League.And for manager Gennaro Gattuso, what’s important is that the team returns to that stage.“I’m thinking about tomorrow’s game. Inter are strong and are showing that in the Champions League as well,” Gattuso told Reuters.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Being attached to them is an extra incentive but finishing ahead of them isn’t an objective.”“I’m only thinking about improving my players and finishing in the Champions League places,” he added.“It’s not a coincidence that Torino has such a strong away record.”“They have the physicality and technical quality, are always well-organized by a prepared coach [Walter Mazzarri]. It’s going to be very tough for us,” he concluded.last_img read more

Toure believes Pep Guardiola is targeting quadruple

first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes the club’s manager Guardiola is targeting the quadruple this season.City are still in the hunt for the Premier League title, the UEFA Champions crown, the FA Cup and have already won the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash against Burton Albion 9-0.“To be honest, I think he’s going to try it.” Toure said, according to Manchester Evening News.“Because I think now the big question is if City are going to go for the Premier League or the Champions League or the League Cup or the FA Cup? I don’t think so, I think he’s going to go for all of them, you know. Because the squad they have, they’re young players. My point is they’re going to go for all of them.” Asked if the club had to focus on one trophy, which would it be. Toure replied, saying: “Yeah, I think the Champions League is the big, big one. To be honest, the cups – the League Cup and the FA Cup – can become a distraction. Why? Because the Champions League and the Premier League is the big, big target for Man City.” Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…last_img read more

Barella slams door on Napoli

first_imgCagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella has reportedly rejected an offer from from Napoli, leaving Inter as the favourites.Reports earlier came in over fellow Italian side Inter leading the race to sign the versatile midfielder who has also been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. Now Sportitalia transfer pundit Alfredo Pedullà maintains Barella himself made it clear he has no intention of joining Napoli, whether it is in January or next season.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Football Italia reports that Napoli tried everything to convince the 21-year-old to the Stadio San Paolo but he made it clear that he would prefer to line up with Inter at San Siro.Inter are competing in the Europa League having crashed out in the group stages of the UEFA champions league.  Inter have not released an official statement about an offer for the player yet but Cagliari’s asking price is at least €45m and Inter seems ready to afford the fee.last_img read more

Sevilla gets smashed by Barcelona in Leo Messis house

first_imgWith a dominant 6-1 goal-fest, FC Barcelona was able to turn the result around against Sevilla on Lionel Messi’s return to action at Camp Nou.After FC Barcelona lost their first Copa del Rey leg against Sevilla without Lionel Messi on the roster, all the Catalan club’s supporters were eager to watch the Argentine play the return match at Camp Nou and confirm that they really do have him at the top of his game.It’s not only what the little man can do in regards of providing goals or assists, the whole squad functions at a different speed when he is playing on the pitch and today was the clear proof that this Barcelona side is one of the best in the world when Messi is in top form.Sevilla did what they could to prevent a debacle, but Leo was simply too much for them throughout the whole 90 minutes at Camp Nou.When you play against Barcelona in two matches and you get to play the first leg at your own stadium, you better score at least four goals against the Catalan club because Messi will almost always destroy you at his own house.The man started the festival by getting knocked down inside the box and conceding a penalty for his side, but he decided to let Philippe Coutinho take the shot from the spot so he could gain more confidence.FULL TIME: Barça complete the comeback, and then some, at Camp Nou! 👏👏👏Barça 6-1 Sevilla (6-3 agg.) 👉 Post-game stats and analysis: https://t.co/vler6GO4OI 🏆 #CopaBarça pic.twitter.com/qUm3dEu20X— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 30, 2019With a 1-0 advantage and still 75 minutes left to play, Barcelona was already on its way to a magical night in front of their crowd.Just a minute past the first half hour, Arthur Melo saw an opening where Ivan Rakitic made the move forward for an assist between the lines and scored the second goal of the evening.With the aggregate already equalized, the Catalan club went to the dressing rooms thinking that they would actually get the next-round ticket with very few problems at their own stadium.Just a few minutes after the second half started, Luis Suarez got involved in the game by assisting Philippe Coutinho with a low cross straight to his head and got Barcelona’s third goal of the evening.Things were turning up quite easy for the Catalan club, but Messi was yet to get involved in the party.The Argentine became part of the celebration with another pass between the lines for Sergi Roberto, the Catalan player was able to finish the play with a well-placed shot for his side’s fourth goal.But this momentary result was a double-edged sword against Barcelona because a goal from Sevilla would get the Andalusian squad back in the game, they got it through Ghilherme Arana after an Ever Banega assist.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Barça overturn first leg deficit to storm into a NINTH consecutive #CopaDelRey semi-final! 💙🏆❤️@FCBarcelona 6-1 Sevilla FC (agg 6-3) pic.twitter.com/Ydh9bnCIhL— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 30, 2019After Sevilla’s goal the ghosts from past seasons started emerging, the people at Camp Nou were starting to get nervous and a reaction was needed from the club’s biggest stars.Manager Ernesto Valverde was able to give the squad the reaction it needed with the substitutions he made in the last 15 minutes of the match.The boss gave Arturo Vidal a chance to play and took Ivan Rakitic out, he also took Coutinho out in order to give Semedo some minutes, and he finally granted Carles Aleña his chance by taking Arthur out of the game in the final minutes of the match.The wagers paid off, Luis Suarez scored the fifth goal of the evening in a counter-attack after Jordi Alba assisted him.But the cherry on top was destined for Messi, the Argentine finished a gorgeous collective effort in which several Barcelona players participated and the star of the evening was the one who closed the night with his side’s sixth goal.The Catalan club qualifies to the Copa del Rey semifinals in spectacular fashion, any club that meets them there should be very afraid of their impressive level of performance they have reached by this stage of the season.But there is one thing that cannot be denied, Barcelona is one squad with Messi and a completely different one without him.Vidal 👉Suarez 👉Pique 👉 Suarez 👉 Alba 👉 Messi ⚽️ GOLAZOTiki-taka at it’s best from @FCBarcelona! 🔥#CopaDelRey pic.twitter.com/P7Nta5THxi— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 30, 2019What do you think about FC Barcelona’s goal-fest against Sevilla this evening in Copa del Rey? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Police Arrest 15Yearold Boy Suspected of Killing Father in Scripps Ranch

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 30, 2018 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 15-year-old boy was arrested this morning on suspicion of shooting and killing his father in the family’s condominium near Scripps Ranch, police said.The shooting happened a little before 8:40 p.m. Sunday inside the condo at 11215 Affinity Court in the Miramar Ranch North neighborhood, San Diego police homicide Lt. Anthony Dupree said.A preliminary investigation concluded the father and son lived together at the condo, but detectives do not know what led to the shooting at the complex just north of the Scripps Ranch area and east of Interstate 15.The first officers to arrive at the scene found the 46-year-old victim lying on a bedroom floor suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, Dupree said. “Officers provided immediate medical aid to the victim, until relived by paramedics,” the lieutenant said. “Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.” The suspect, whose name was not released, had fled from the condo on foot before police arrived, but he was arrested about 1 a.m. about two miles from his family’s dwelling when someone called 911 after spotting the teen on Scripps Poway Parkway near the I-15, Dupree said. He was allegedly arrestedwith a handgun in his waistband and dozens of rounds of ammunition in his backpack.Footage from several news cameras at the scene showed officers taping brown paper bags around the suspect’s hands, presumably to preserve possible gunshot residue evidence. Cameras also captured officers collecting evidence on the hood of a patrol vehicle that included a black handgun, at least two ammunition clips and two boxes of bullets.After the suspect was booked into jail, he was taken to a hospital out of precaution after complaining of injuries, Dupree told City News Service. The lieutenant did not know what type of injuries the teen said he had.Contrary to some news reports, Dupree told City News Service that investigators have no evidence suggesting the teen was planning any other violence. “There was some speculation that the suspect was planning on shooting up a school or something,” Dupree said. “That obviously caused some trepidation for some people. We have absolutely no evidence that was the case.”Anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. KUSI Newsroom Police Arrest 15-Year-old Boy Suspected of Killing Father in Scripps Ranchcenter_img Posted: April 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 4:23 PMlast_img read more

SDSU students given meningitis shots at incorrect temperature

first_img October 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — SDSU students who received a meningitis vaccine administered on campus by Walgreens are being asked to go back and have their vaccines re-administered, according to The Daily Aztec.“We recently became aware that the vaccine temperature at the time of administration was not optimal,” the statement said. “While we believe there is no associated safety risk, in order to ensure that recipients received full efficacy of the vaccine, we are in the process of contacting the students to offer re-vaccinations,” the company said Thursday.Approximately 350 students received vaccinations for meningococcus B from Walgreen between October 5 and October 8 at Viejas Arena.Walgreens later discovered that the vaccinations were not given at the correct temperature, prompting the company to ask students to return, the Daily Aztec reported.Related story: SDSU students line up to receive meningitis vaccintations SDSU students given meningitis shots at incorrect temperature Posted: October 18, 2018center_img , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Competing plans battling for right to build Mission Valley stadium

first_img Updated: 9:35 PM Sasha Foo, November 1, 2018 Competing plans battling for right to build Mission Valley stadium Sasha Foo center_img Posted: November 1, 2018 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 battle to redevelop the SDCCU stadium site in Mission Valley is escalating, as supporters of two competing initiatives push for voter approval.Nick Stone, the project manager for SoccerCity is feeling optimistic, and spoke about his campaign’s momentum. Stone said the SoccerCity plan would involve no taxpayer dollars and would create huge economic benefits though property tax revenues.In the plan known as Measure E, Stone’s investor group would build a soccer stadium for a new major league soccer team in San Diego.The rival initiative, Measure G, which is called the SDSU West plan would also build a new stadium for Aztec football. Backers of Measure G said the stadium could also be used for soccer. But supporters of SoccerCity said they have doubts about how the university will be able to foot the costs of a new stadium.The Measure E campaign said that attendance for Aztec games is down this year, with this year’s homecoming game against San Jose State declining by 34% from SDSU’s 2017 homecoming game. Stone said if SDWU West is relying on ticket sales to help pay for a new stadium, those plans could be in jeopardy.The SoccerCity project manager said fewer ticket sales may push the cost of the new stadium onto the students.”Who has to make up the gap? The students,” Stone said. Backers of Measure G patently rejected that idea.Fred Pierce, a member of the Friends of SDSU West Steering Committee said the university has other ways to raise the money. “Under no circumstances would the students ever be looked to, to pay for the new stadium,” Pierce said.Jack McGrory, another member of the same SDSU West group said he’s confident about the plan for the stadium financing. “Naming rights, concession sales, ticket sales, parking, corporate sponsorships, premium seat sales; there’s a whole combination of revenues that will total almost $20 million that will then be used to finance and provide debt service for the bonds,” McGrory said.Whose stadium would be built most quickly? Each side is making the same claim that their rivals are big on talk but little else. Juan Carlos Rodriguez, the director of sports for the television network, Univision and a Measure E booster said the developers behind SoccerCity are ready to make good on their plans. “We have to deliver a stadium and a sports team before the next 3 years,” Rodriguez said.McGrory, speaking for SDSU West said his group would be ready to start construction on a new Aztec stadium in 2020. As for SoccerCity, MdGrory said, “We don’t know when a soccer stadium will be built because they don’t have a team.”McGrory said Measure G is about supporting the growth of SDSU. “The university needs to expand,” he said. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials today reported the death of a San Diego County man due to flu complications, bringing this flu season’s death toll in the region to seven. The 73-year-old man died due to influenza A complications on Dec. 16, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency.The man’s vaccination status and medical history are still being investigated. The other six county residents who have died this season had additional medical conditions and either weren’t vaccinated or their vaccination status was unknown.“Influenza can be deadly, especially for the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer.  “Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick.”At this time last year, 11 county residents had died due to flu complications. Last flu season was the county’s worst in nearly 20 years of collecting data, with 342 residents succumbing to flu complications. Residents over the age of 65 with underlying medical conditions accounted for much of that death toll, according to the county.According to the county’s weekly flu report for Dec. 16-22, lab-confirmed flu cases rose for the fourth consecutive week, from 290 to 410. That jump is a far cry, however, from the same week last flu season when reported cases spiked to 2,332. To date, 1,339 flu cases have been reported and lab-confirmed this flu season.“While we’re seeing fewer flu cases this season, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated since the flu season could last through April and even May,” Wooten said.In addition to residents 6 months and older, county health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for people with a heightened risk of serious flu complications, like pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes.County residents can get vaccinated at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 2-1-1 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.com, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego Posted: December 26, 2018 December 26, 2018last_img read more

Younger people more likely to get the H1N1 flu strain

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 Centers for Disease Control has identified the virus that is causing most of the flu cases in San Diego County and around the nation this year. H1N1 is affecting more young people this flu season.The San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services has reported more than 1,700 cases of influenza so far, with H1N1 comprising ten times the number of seasonal H3N2 cases. H1N1 is the same sub-type that was known as the pandemic “swine flu” in 2009.This year, H1N1 is striking again and the largest number of cases is occurring in people who are under the age of 40. Last year, most of the flu cases involved the H3N2 subtype and affected people who were older. Most of the deaths occured in people over the age of 65.However this season, about two-thirds of the people who are contracting the H1N1 virus are young and middle aged adults. Dr. Eric McDonald, the medical director for the County’s Epidemiology program said there are several reasons why younger people are more susceptible to the H1N1 virus.McDonald said people in those age groups have not had as much exposure to the virus as older adults. He said a second reason is that younger people have lower vaccination rates.“I think it’s just an issue of convenience and not thinking about it,” McDonald said, Of the nine deaths reported in San Diego County through December 29, 2018, two people were in their 40’s.One of those deaths was a confirmed case of H1N1. McDonald said it’s not too late to get a flu shot.If a person can’t visit a doctor’s office, he recommended going to a local pharmacy or one of the County’s public health centers.For more information on where to obtain the flu vaccine, you can call 211 or go online to the County’s immunization program website at sdiz.org. Sasha Foo January 3, 2019 Sasha Foo, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Younger people more likely to get the H1N1 flu strain Posted: January 3, 2019last_img read more

Chula Vista martial arts instructor sentenced for sexually assaulting girl

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A martial arts instructor who sexually assaulted a girl at his National City home was sentenced today to six years in state prison.Gabriel Abel Gonzalez, 39, pleaded guilty last month to a single count of committing a lewd act on a child under 14.Gonzalez, a jiu-jitsu teacher formerly based in Chula Vista, was arrested last August by National City police, who said the crimes happened at the defendant’s home, not at the gym where he taught classes.The criminal complaint, which originally listed four counts of lewd acts with a child against Gonzalez, states that the crimes happened on Aug. 18.Gonzalez worked at the Chula Vista Jiu-Jitsu Club for six months prior to his arrest and Alliance Eastlake, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu training gym, before that for two years, according to his boss. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Chula Vista martial arts instructor sentenced for sexually assaulting girl Posted: February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019last_img read more