TCI Junior Tourism Minister represents well in Curacao

first_img Related Items:blythe clare, curacao, william elliot, youth congress Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos Junior Tourism Minister – William Elliot – is hailed as an example of greatness by Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson after a stellar presentation at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth Congress. While Tourism government and business leaders were in talks at the State of the Industry gathering, as is customary, the junior tourism ministers of the countries of the region were engrossed in their own activities. William Elliot is the current junior minister for the Turks and Caicos and while he did not place, PDM Leader Sharlene Robinson gushed over his presentation and reactions to it. “I have never been more proud of William… I sat and watched for over three hours waiting to hear our Junior Minister speak and then to hear the winners announced. Though disappointed and admittedly confused that we did not place, William’s presentation from content to delivery was first place quality.” Each junior tourism minister had the task of marketing their country as the ultimate destination. State of the Industry and the Youth Congress was this year held in Curacao. William was accompanied by Tourism Education Officer, Blythe Clare. PAR wins Curacao electionslast_img read more

Obie promises high score in Bimini win for PLP

first_img#BahamasGeneralElections2017 #ObieWilchcombePromisesToWinBiminiForPLP Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 5th 2017, Bimini: Obie Wilchcombe is promising victory for the PLP in Bimini! The tourism minister send a strong message on Thursday night to his FNM Opponent Pakesia Parker, “You never get a lickin’ til you come to Bimini”. He says “this time we aint taking nobody for fun, this time we are serious here, to continue the path of growth” and promised to score big for the PLP come May 10th. The PLP’s gold team rolled into town, along with a slew of promises to expand the airport. Wilchcombe says flights direct from New York and Mexico were ready to come into Bimini, along with shops and restaurants for Biminites that would promote the sale of indigenous items.He went on to warn constituents not to give the FNM a chance, as Bimini could not afford to stop in its path of growth.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

Messi left out again of the Argentina squad

first_imgThe Barcelona footballer won’t play in the two friendlies against Mexico this month; the coach also omitted players from Boca Juniors and River PlateArgentinean superstar and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi, has been left out of the squad that will play against Mexico this month.The following was reported by the AFP as presented by the Albiceleste interim coach Lionel Scaloni.Messi has not played since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and this will be the sixth match he has missed with his national team.Scaloni also said he did not add any players from Boca Juniors or River Plate, as both Argentinean clubs will feature in the Copa Libertadores Final.Argentina will host Mexico twice in November. The first match will be held in November 16 in Cordoba and then again in Mendoza four days later.Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin (Club America/MEX), Sergio Romero (Manchester United/ENG), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad/ESP)FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Defenders: Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal/ESP), German Pezzela (Fiorentina/ITA), Renzo Saravia (Racing), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax/NED), Walter Kannemann (Gremio/BRA), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City/ENG), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla/ESP), Emmanuel Mammana (Zenit/RUS), Juan Marcos Foyth (Tottenham/ENG)Midfielders: Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla/ESP), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis/ESP), Leandro Paredes (Zenit/RUS), Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart/GER), Rodrigo Bataglia (Sporting Lisbon/POR) Matias Zaracho (Racing), Roberto Pereyra (Watford/ENG)Forwards: Giovani Simeone (Fiorentina/ITA), Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ITA), Erik Lamela (Tottenham/ENG), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica/POR), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese/ITA), Franco Cervi (Benfica/POR), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan/ITA), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan/ITA)#SelecciónMayor El director técnico de @Argentina, @lioscaloni, dio a conocer la lista de convocados para la doble fecha FIFA ante México.— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 1, 2018last_img read more

Walker backs Rooneys England comeback

first_imgKyle Walker believes Wayne Rooney’s one-off appearance for England this month is a deserved honour for himThe FA have handed Rooney a surprise call-up for England’s friendly against the United States at Wembley next Thursday.It will be Rooney’s 120th England appearance and his first in two years.The likes of former England striker Alan Shearer have accused the FA of turning the game into a “Rooney testimonial”.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.But Walker is pleased with the decision and believes it’s well deserved.“It’s good. Wayne was there from when I was 20,” said Walker in a pre-match press conference for Manchester City’s Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on YouTube.“He helped me right through my England career and I think it’s the send-off he deserves for what he’s done for both English football and for England.”The DC United striker has provided a record 53 goals for England along with a further 22 assists in 119 games.last_img read more

San Diego County Coalition releases drug report card showing record Opioid deaths

first_img Updated: 12:50 PM October 26, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – The San Diego County Prescription Drug Task Force and a group of local political and law enforcement leaders released the task force’s annual report card Friday, showing increases in deaths due to prescription drugs and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.The county report found that 273 San Diego residents died due to prescription drug overdoses, an 8 percent increase over the 253 deaths in 2016, and fentanyl deaths spiked 155 percent from 33 in 2016 to 84 in 2017. Heroin deaths dropped by five percent, from 91 in 2016 to 86 in 2017.“Prescription drug abuse is an equal opportunity killer and can affect anyone, crossing socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and age,” said County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who joined the task force at the release. “The fact is, unintentional drug-related deaths continue to rise.”The death tolls due to prescription drugs and fentanyl were record highs in San Diego County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is roughly 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.“We have seen a steady increase in fatal overdose cases over the years where fentanyl has been added to opiates,” County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Glenn Wagner said.Gaspar and the task force detailed the county’s plan to use a community-driven approach to reduce prescription drug and opioid dependence. The county plans to partner with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney Summer Stephan, the Safe Homes Coalition and the San Diego Association of Realtors to fight drug abuse issues. Residents can also call the county’s access and crisis hotline at (888) 724-7240.The report came on the eve of the county’s participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27. The county will offer prescription drug disposal services at 44 sites. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Admnistration, local law enforcement officers and local organizations will assist the county in collecting unused, expired and unwanted pills from county residents.“Prescription drug abuse is a critical issue that impacts more than 6 million American families and children,” the San Diego Association of Realtors said in a statement. “With more than 20,000 members throughout the County of San Diego, SDAR is well-positioned serve as regional leader for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.” center_img KUSI Newsroom, San Diego County Coalition releases drug report card showing record Opioid deaths Posted: October 26, 2018last_img read more

School bus crash in University City sends students to hospital

first_imgSchool bus crash in University City sends students to hospital KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, December 19, 2018 Posted: December 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than three dozen high school students were taken to a hospital for precautionary evaluations Wednesday after a car rear-ended their school bus in the University City area while they were on their way to classes, authorities reported.An Infiniti sedan struck the school vehicle shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Genesee Avenue, just north of state Route 52, according to the California Highway Patrol.No serious injuries were reported, but medics took all 38 University City High School students who had been riding in the bus to a hospital to be checked out.San Diego Unified School District said that all students were examined by medical staff and were released to their parents, with no serious injuries reported.It was unclear if the driver of the sedan suffered any injuries in the crash.The CHP shut down the on-ramp from westbound SR-52 to northbound Genesee Avenue during the crash investigation and cleanup. last_img read more

Mans body found near SDCCU Stadium

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 28, 2019 Updated: 8:50 AM Man’s body found near SDCCU Stadium Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img July 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man’s body, suffering from possible trauma, was found near SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, police said today.A caller reported the discovery near 9449 Friars Road about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, San Diego Police Lt. Michelle Velovich said.“A preliminary investigation revealed signs of possible trauma to the upper body,” Velovich said. “The victim has been identified, but (his name) is being withheld pending family notification.”The department’s homicide unit asked anyone with information regarding the death to call them at 619-531-2293. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

DuPont and ASA Team Up To Promote Excellence and Leadership within Soybean

first_imgDuPont Agricultural Enterprise and the American Soybean Association are teaming up once again to sponsor the 2000 ASA-DuPont Young Leader Program, and are seeking farmer applicants from around the country to participate in this exciting leadership experience. A longstanding tradition in the soybean industry, the Young Leader Program is designed to identify and cultivate soybean producers to lead and promote agriculture and the soybean industry into the 21st century.”As we look to the future, agriculture is facing a lot of challenges, but also tremendous opportunities to contribute to the global economy,” said Marc Curtis, President of ASA and a Young Leaders alumnus from the class of 1989. “If we as soybean producers are going to be successful and play a meaningful role in that economy, it is critical that we continue to discover and nurture new leaders within our ranks. The ASA-DuPont Young Leader Program targets soybean farmers who are innovative, assertive and ‘young’ in leadership, and are looking to make their mark in agriculture. Now in its 17th year, the program has spawned hundreds of alumni who have assumed significant leadership responsibilities in state and national soybean associations, promotion boards, as well as national, regional and state agricultural organizations, including Farm Bureau, NCGA, and more. Nearly all are making a difference in agriculture by ensuring that the voice of the American farmer is being heard form coast to coast.””We are proud and excited to be involved in helping to foster a new generation of agricultural leaders,” said Jim Borel, President DuPont Crop Protection. “The ASA-DuPont Young Leaders Program is an important vehicle to help guarantee the continued strength and success of the agricultural industry.”The 2000 class of the ASA-DuPont Young Leaders and their spouses will participate in a challenging and intensive leadership experience March 1-4, 2000, in Orlando, Florida. This four-day seminar will include leadership and issues training, and provide an opportunity for participants to meet and learn from other Young Leaders from around the country. The class will also take part in the Commodity Classic from March 5-7, 2000, which will round out a full week of learning, networking and fun.Applications for the ASA-DuPont Young Leader Program are being mailed out to all ASA members, and can also be requested by calling (800) 688-7692. All interested farmers are encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by December 1, 1999, at which time they will be forwarded to the appropriate state soybean association, where the selection process will take place. One Young Leader will be selected from each of ASA’s state affiliates.last_img read more

ASAWISHH Hosts Farmer Field Day Events in Pakistan

first_imgThis month ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program hosted three Farmer Field Day Events in Pakistan as part of the USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan program. With support from the Kansas Soybean Commission, ASA/WISHH brought Ram Bhujel, a tilapia expert from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, to present at the field days.Building upon last year’s successful tilapia feeding demonstrations under FEEDing Pakistan, Pakistani fish farmers have imported more than 1.5 million tilapia fry from Thailand this year. More than 150 progressive fish farmers and fisheries department staff participated in the field days. Bhujel was also able to provide vital one-on-one technical assistance to a select group of famers and technical staff, building local capacity through the transfer of knowledge. Through the seminars and consultations Bhujel was able to stress the valuable role soy plays in aquaculture around the world.ASA/WISHH partner Oryza is currently producing soy-based floating fish feed in Pakistan with imported U.S. soybean meal. The feed is the first of its kind produced in the country.Group of farmers at the ASA/WISHH Farmer Field Day event in Chillya, Pakistan.(WISHH photo by R.S.N. Janjua, WISHH Country Representative, Pakistan)last_img read more

Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule Revoking Soy ProteinCHD Authorized Health

first_imgThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed revoking the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD) and changing it to a qualified claim.If your state is planning to submit comments on the agency’s proposed rule to revoke the authorized health claim on the relationship between soy protein and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, please note that the FDA is providing an additional 60 days for public comment. The deadline for comments has been extended from Tuesday, Jan. 16 to March 19, 2018.The notice to extend the comment period went on advance display Friday Jan. 12, 2018 here.Please reach out to the American Soybean Association (ASA) Washington office if you have any questions.last_img read more

PodTalk Checkoff Makes a Difference for Soybean Farmers

first_imgIn this PodTalk we’ll discuss how the United Soybean Board and soy checkoff are working to add value to U. S. soybeans—and help ensure a strong and profitable future for U.S. soybean farmers.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Falcons flatten Seahawks 3418

first_imgNEXT GAMESeahawks at Buccaneers, 1:15 p.m. Sunday (Note: Game time has changed from original schedule.)TV: Channel 12. Radio: FM 95.5SEATTLE — After nearly a month away, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are finally coming back home.They’ve already clinched a playoff spot, and won’t need to book another road trip until the Super Bowl with one more win.“It’s special,” wide receiver Roddy White said. “We have a special group around here.”Ryan threw three touchdown passes, Jonathan Babineaux recovered a fumble for a score, and the Falcons wrapped up their spot in the postseason with a 34-18 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.Ryan and the Falcons (12-2) got a few breaks from the officials, some fortunate bounces and three mistakes by Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to win their eighth straight game, the longest win streak for Atlanta since 1998.And they closed out a brutal stretch of three straight road games and four in five weeks by again staking claim to being the best team in the NFC, beyond just owning the best record.Now the Falcons get to come home next Monday night against NFC South rival New Orleans with the opportunity to clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and their first division title since 2004.last_img read more

Vancouver woman arrested on robbery charges in Oregon

first_imgA Vancouver woman was arrested in McMinnville, Ore. Sunday on suspicion of robbery after she allegedly pointed a gun at a man walking his dog.The man was walking near a hotel at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday when, he alleged, Lisa Eileen Harris, 47, approached from behind with a gun. The man fled and contacted police, who found Harris sitting behind a movie theater, according to a news release issued by the McMinnville Police Department.The man was not injured.The Vancouver woman was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, pointing a firearm at another person and reckless endangering.Harris was lodged in the Yamhill Correctional Facility in lieu of $165,000 bail.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Justin James at 503-435-5600, ext. 5957.last_img read more

City collaborates to aid businesses

first_imgFaced with a shrinking budget, Vancouver city officials are taking a collaborative approach to achieve a long-standing goal: making the city friendlier to businesses.That was the message delivered by Alisa Pyszka, the city’s business development manager, who spoke Friday at Banner Bank on Southeast 164th Avenue as part of a networking event sponsored by the East Vancouver Business Association.Vancouver already is attractive to prospective employers, Pyszka said, and has the capacity to compete well against others for new business. Case in point: PeaceHealth, which recently became the corporate parent of Southwest Washington Medical Center, is moving its Bellevue headquarters to Vancouver, bringing 340 jobs by 2014 and a total of about 700 by the end of the decade.To help it decide where to go, PeaceHealth commissioned a comprehensive study by global consultants CB Richard Ellis and Deloitte, Pyszka told the more than 50 attendees at Friday’s event. Ultimately, the nonprofit organization selected Vancouver out of six cities that were examined. “They decided Vancouver was the place to be,” she said.PeaceHealth is considering two parts of town for its headquarters: downtown Vancouver or east Vancouver, Pyszka said. Brien Lautman, a spokesman for PeaceHealth, said Friday the nonprofit expects to make a decision by June.last_img read more

Mudslide disrupts NW Amtrak service

first_imgAn unseasonably early mudslide has forced Amtrak service off the rails for 48 hours between Vancouver and Tacoma.The slide occurred about 3 a.m. Tuesday near Titlow Beach, 8 miles south of Tacoma, said Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway. Mud and rocks fell down a saturated 250-foot slope, covering one of two parallel railroad tracks and scattering debris on the other.Freight service was disrupted for only about a half hour, but Amtrak, following safety guidelines, will not be able to use the tracks in that area for 48 hours. It runs its frequent Cascades service and the flagship Coast Starlight through the area, a total of 10 trips per day.Amtrak will bus Cascades passengers to all stations between Portland and Seattle, and continue to run trains between Portland and Eugene, Ore., and Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., said spokesman Steve Kulm in Oakland, Calif. The Coast Starlight, which serves the Bay Area and Los Angeles, will temporarily originate and terminate at Portland’s Union Station, with passengers north of there to be bused.Assuming there are no more problems with the track, normal passenger service should resume Thursday morning.Meanwhile BNSF will use heavy equipment this morning to clear the track nearest the hillside, which was covered about three feet deep for approximately 40 feet.Melonas said that although slides are not uncommon in the Pacific Northwest, this one was earlier in the season than usual. Last year was the worst year in decades for the BNSF in terms of service disruptions, with heavy rain, snow, landslides and mud causing more than a dozen disruptions throughout the region.last_img read more

Fishing report 1106

first_imgSalmon fishing continues to be focused on the three tributaries with strong runs of late coho — the Cowlitz, Lewis and Klickitat rivers.The Cowlitz River is flowing at 10,000 cubic feet per second at Mayfield Dam. That’s a fishable flow, but much higher and the water gets gnarly.The North Fork of the Lewis on Wednesday was at 5,640 cubic feet per second, which is only about 20 percent higher than normal.The Klickitat was flowing steady at 1,100 cubic feet per second. Normal for the date is 780 cfs.Swift Reservoir remains open through Nov. 30. The reservoir is 13 feet below full pool, so launching will not be a problem. No current report of fishing success is available.Angler sampling by the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Longview, two boaters and six bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Prescott Beach, six bank rods with two coho kept. (ODFW)Kalama, five bank rods with three coho kept and three coho released. (WDFW)Woodland, three bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, three boaters with two coho kept. (WDFW)Troutdale, 18 boaters with no catch. (WDFW)Camas-Washougal, 10 boaters with one adult chinook kept; two boaters with one legal and two sublegal sturgeon released; two boaters with four walleye kept. (WDFW)North Bonneville, seven bank rods with one jack chinook kept. (WDFW)Mid-Columbia — Bonneville pool, 26 boat rods with six adult chinook, one jack chinook and 29 adult coho kept. (WDFW)John Day pool, 30 boats with five steelhead kept and seven released. (ODFW)Cowlitz — Forty-seven boater with 41 adult coho, one jack coho and two cutthroat trout kept plus 23 adult coho and one cutthroat released; 306 bank rods with 187 adult coho, five steelhead and nine cutthroat trout kept plus 40 adult chinook, 54 adult coho and one cutthroat trout released. (WDFW)Kalama — Six bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Lewis — Eleven bank rods with one adult coho kept; ; five boaters with one adult coho kept and one released. (WDFW)North Fork Lewis — Fifty-four boaters with 49 adult coho, two jack coho and three adult chinook kept plus 10 adult chinook, five adult coho and two jack coho released; 149 bank rods with 49 adult coho and nine jack coho kept plus nine adult coho, five jack coho and one adult chinook released. (WDFW)Klickitat — Six boaters with 12 adult coho kept; 65 bank rods with 176 adult coho, one adult chinook, one jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)last_img read more

Comments sought on proposal to restore Bear Creek watershed

first_imgTROUT LAKE — The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is seeking comments by Dec. 20 on a proposed restoration project in the Bear Creek watershed north of Carson in Skamania County.The project’s goals include developing old-growth characteristics in dense Douglas fir plantations, maintaining the quality of the domestic water supply for Carson, restoring Oregon white oak habitat and improving big game winter range.Specifically, actions would include commercial thinning on 657 acres, harvesting small trees on 28 acres to improve oak habitat, decommissioning or closing roads causing damage and improving culverts, water bars and road shoulders at 21 locations on Pinchot roads Nos. 68, 6808, 6830 and 6835.Comments may be mailed, faxed or delivered to Mose Jones-Yellin, Mount Adams District Ranger, 2455 Highway 141, Trout Lake, 98650. Electronic comments may be submitted to comments should be within the email message or as an attachment in .pdf. .doc or .rtf formats and specify Bear Creek Restoration in the subject line.More information is available from Erin Black at 509-395-3411 or read more