The new Bayern Munich signing will train during the festive season with his new German Bundesliga clubCanadian wonderkid Alphonso Davies started his professional career with Major League Soccer (MLS) club Vancouver Whitecaps in 2016.But before this season was over, he signed for German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.“For the first few weeks I don’t expect much to happen,” Davies was quoted by the Bundesliga official website.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“I’m just going to go over and get my feet wet. I think three or four weeks with the team before the Christmas break will be really helpful.”“I just wanted to be home with my family and to hang out with my friends,” Davies explained.“It was good. My friends made me feel like a 17-year-old, especially the night I went trick or treating with them.”“We hit quite a few houses. We had a big bag for the candy and it filled up pretty quickly. It was nice to spend time with my parents, too,” he added.
The former Real Madrid footballer is now coaching in the Chinese Super League for the first time.Quique Sanchez Flores played for Valencia, Real Madrid, and Zaragoza from 1984 to 1997.The former Spain international became a coach in 2001, and since then he has been around.He has coached the Real Madrid youth team, Getafe, Valencia, Benfica, Espanyol, and Atletico Madrid in his native Spain.He has also managed Al-Ahli, Al-Ain, and Watford.And since the summer of 2018, he’s been in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Shenhua.“I’m still dedicated to my profession with the same passion and with the idea, now, of broadening my horizons,” he told Marca.“My affiliation with this club, Shanghai Shenhua, had to give sooner or later since they came to find me at my home in Madrid four years ago.”“We’ve never been able to join up and now we’re here. I’m really hungry for this adventure,” he commented.“There is and there will be. But they must give projects. I only value certain leagues, not all; and I want to train certain teams, not all.”Report: Gareth Bale’s move to China blocked by Real Madrid board Manuel R. Medina – July 28, 2019 According to many media outlets, Gareth Bale’s proposed move to the Chinese Super League has been called off by his own team.“Wherever I go, I have the desire to improve myself and that the clubs enjoy being with me, with my team,” he said about the chance to coach in the Spanish La Liga once again.“Then, there is space and there will be, but right now I want to take up their opportunity in China.”“In each of the clubs I have been, they have explained the project to me,” he continued.“I dedicate a lot of time to this and the clubs have to respond. If I haven’t spent very long at a club, it’s because the club has changed the project.”“It’s not the coaches that change. We are in a moment of enormous instability in our profession,” he said.“The result is very evident. Almost nobody evaluates the job at the end of May like it should be. There is tension in clubs and this generates anxiety. Therefore, it’s not the coaches that feel the pressure but the board, who are often incapable of living with the pressure and keeping a coach.”Day 8 in Marbella pic.twitter.com/pDpRbu3g0E— Shanghai Shenhua FC (@shanghaishenhua) January 13, 2019
July 22, 2017 , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Advisory issued after shark sighting at Silver Stand State Beach Posted: July 22, 2017 CORONADO (KUSI) — An 24-hour advisory has been issued after a shark sighting at Silver Strand State Beach Saturday at the south end of the beach.A surfer noticed the shark, which was reportedly 10 feet long, causing the lifeguards to issue an advisory.The beach was not closed, but the advisory means swimmers and surfers “enter at their own risk,” said John Anderson, the lead lifeguard at the beach for the state Department of Parks and Recreation.More than 250 adult and professional ocean lifeguards are currently at Silver Strand State beach to compete in the California Surf Life Saving Assn. Regional Lifeguard Championships. The lifeguards were given the option to halt the competition but decided to go ahead with it despite the advisory.Lifeguards at the state beach issued a similar advisory June 8 after two surfers reported seeing a great white shark they estimated was about eight feet long. Anderson said the two sightings in the last month are not typical for the popular beach on the southern end of Coronado.
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 24, 2018 MTS and San Diego City Officials celebrate “Transit Tuesday”by thanking riders and greeting new ones KUSI Newsroom, Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom, Elizabeth Alvarez 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) – MTS and City of San Diego officials will be celebrating #TransitTuesday by thanking regular riders, greeting new riders, and offering coffee, pastries and giveaways at the Sabre Springs Transit Center.What is #TransitTuesday? It’s a campaign started by the City of San Diego to get residents to change up their commute by taking transit, biking, carpooling, vanpool or walking. Learn more here.The Sabre Springs Transit Center serves nearby communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Sabre Springs, Rancho Penasquitos and Poway – totaling 200,000 residents. Two major routes serve this center including:• Rapid 290 Express – from Sabre Springs to Downtown (no stops)• Rapid 235 – between Escondido and Downtown San Diego (one of the busiest bus routes)KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez is live at Sabre Springs Transit Center with more on this. July 24, 2018
Outreach effort to reduce homelessness in San Diego begins downtown 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) – In the tailgate parking lot of Petco Park Thursday morning, Mayor Kevin Faulconer addressed a group of uniformed San Diego Police Officers and civilian professionals. Afterward, they fanned out across the East Village, and homeless individuals quickly began arriving at the “hub” located closest to them.The hub features support services like the La Maestra Community Health Clinics Van.San Diego’s homeless outreach effort, including the Homeless Street Teams, have been going on for years with little success.Five months ago, Police Chief Nisleit created the Neighborhood Policing Division to monitor homeless issues.Thursday, Mayor Faulconer showcased the weekly effort and personally applauded the troops for their work. The Assistant Chief of the Neighborhood Policing Division, Paul Connelly, was in attendance and told KUSI’s Ed Lenderman that “trust” is an issue but that doesn’t mean you stop making contact. Ed Lenderman, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:59 AM August 16, 2018 Posted: August 16, 2018 Ed Lenderman
American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer-leaders recently reviewed some of the key accomplishments from a year that saw ASA serve soybean farmers by protecting and increasing the market value and opportunities for U.S. soybeans.”ASA members play an effective role in domestic and international policy development,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean producer from Syracuse, Neb. “Working with our state affiliates and industry partners, ASA advanced soybean farmer interests in numerous areas in 2011.”The essential elements of ASA’s 2012 Farm Bill proposal that would help farmers manage risk were included in the Farm Bill developed by the House and Senate Agriculture Committees in 2011.”Even though the Super Committee process failed, ASA’s collaborative work with Ag Committee leadership and the progress made on a revenue program that complements crop insurance will be key to maintaining our forward momentum toward a Farm Bill next year,” said ASA Chairman Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind. Kemper served as ASA President in 2011.ASA successfully pressed for passage of free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama that represent nearly $3 billion in additional agricultural exports. ASA also worked to maintain access for U.S. soybean exports to the European Union (EU) by addressing the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive.ASA worked to protect the GPS signals and equipment important to farmers by urging additional testing of the interference caused by a proposed nationwide broadband network.”Record U.S. soybean production and export values and record biodiesel production were clear indicators of the benefit of ASA’s long-term efforts to increase both domestic and international market demand,” Kemper said. “While we are proud of our work, this is a shared record of accomplishment that was made possible by the work of ASA, our state affiliates, the soybean checkoff at both the national and state levels, and our industry partners.””ASA had a highly successful year in 2011 for our members and soybean farmers, and 2012 promises to be a year full of challenges,” added Wellman. “ASA will continue its close involvement in the development of the new Farm Bill; defend biodiesel’s renewable fuel standard and work to extend the biodiesel tax incentive; fight regulatory overreach; and increase market access for U.S. soybeans.”See ASA’s complete summary of accomplishments for soybean growers in 2011.
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki knows how to take over a game when the Dallas Mavericks need him the most, and Jason Kidd can still make some big shots.Nowitzki scored 18 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the 38-year-old Kidd had a playoff career-best six 3-pointers among his 24 points as Dallas defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 89-81 Saturday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.“Just really kept on plugging,” Nowitzki said. “I’ve got to keep going. The team told me to keep attacking and things will start happening.”Even though Nowitzki struggled from the field most of the night, making only 7 of 20 shots, he came through when the Mavericks needed him most.Nowitzki scored 12 consecutive points in the game-turning spurt in the closing minutes when Dallas tied the game and eventually went ahead to stay. In the opener of his 11th consecutive postseason appearance with the Mavs, the perennial All-Star made all 13 of his free throws — all in the fourth quarter.
An Everett man was sentenced Thursday to 54 months in prison for his role in a home invasion robbery Dec. 19 in Ridgefield, in which a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen.In an agreement with prosecutors, Regan C. Davis, 53, entered an Alford plea, acknowledging that a jury could find him guilty of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and theft of a firearm. In exchange, Clark County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu asked for dismissal of several other charges.Two other defendants, including the apparent ringleader of the crimes, pleaded guilty on Monday.Another alleged accomplice, Jarrod A. Wiebe, 27, of Snohomish has been on trial this week on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, second-degree extortion, first-degree criminal impersonation, and 10 counts of firearm theft. His trial in front of Judge Scott Collier is scheduled to continue next week.Davis faced between 47 and 61 months in prison for the crimes. His attorney, Renee Alsept, argued for the minimum sentence, given Davis’ lack of previous criminal history and minimal role in the crimes. However, Collier said that given the gravity of the crimes, he felt 54 months was appropriate.On the day of the robbery, Wiebe, Davis, Larry C. Kyle and Ruben Vega drove together from the Puget Sound area to the victim’s residence at a dairy, Vu said. Kyle, Vega and Davis forced their way inside a mobile home, where the victim lived with his wife, Vu said.
The Pilgrims didn’t need pumpkin pies. They had something that sounds far more tasty — and something that Clark County pumpkin seekers might want to consider as they head out to the area’s many patches this month.Early European settlers would cook a pumpkin by removing seeds, filling the inside cavity with cream, honey, eggs and spices, then sealing and burying it in the hot ashes of a cooking fire. The result? A cooked pumpkin flesh custard ready to go in its own bowl.The squash, which is native to the Americas, helped keep the Pilgrims alive through many harsh winters. The early settlers would also make a fermented pumpkin beer with a mixture of persimmons, hops, maple syrup and pumpkin.And that’s just a small part of the pumpkin’s humble history. Before the Pilgrims, Native Americans would roast pumpkin strips over their fires and make a sort of pumpkin jerky to sustain them on trips. They’d also roast and eat the seeds or use them as medicine. They’d turn other parts of the squash into soup. And they dried the shells and used them as bowls or storage containers.All that was well before their more common use today as jack-o’-lanterns.The tradition of using the gourds for mood lighting started in Ireland and Scotland, where villagers would hollow out turnips or potatoes and light them with pieces of coal. In the New World, they found that the pumpkin was ideally suited for carving and lighting because of its large internal cavity.
Vladimir Putin’s chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution by the Kremlin, setting off one of Russia’s boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.Police allowed the unsanctioned protest by several thousand people to proceed just outside Red Square for about two hours before moving in to push the rally away. The demonstration came hours after Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner, was found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence of 3 1/2 years. His brother was sent to prison. The convictions are widely seen as a political vendetta by President Putin, who has shown little tolerance for dissent during his 15-year rule. Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February, broke its terms to attend the rally and was rounded up by police as he approached the site. He later tweeted that police drove him home and blocked him from leaving his apartment.The protesters, who gathered on the square, chanted: “We are the power!” and “You won’t be able to jail us all!” Some shouted slogans of support for Ukraine, which saw its Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia in March and has faced a pro-Russia insurgency in the east.
Embattled Saipan integrated resort operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) has had two requested amendments to its Casino License Agreement approved by the Lottery Commission.But a request to further extend the deadline for completion of the IR, recently renamed Imperial Palace‧Saipan, has yet to be discussed, according to local media reports. At a meeting on Tuesday, the Lottery Commission said that IPI would now be allowed to count hotel rooms built in the future on associated nearby sites, either itself or by partners, in the 2,000-room count required by the CNMI’s casino law.The Lottery Commission will also allow IPI’s majority shareholder, Inventive Star Limited, to dilute its stake in the company below the previous minimum of 51% and to as low as 10%. The change is aimed at allowing IPI to issue new shares in order to raise the further capital it needs to commence Phase 2 of Imperial Palace‧Saipan.The first phase of the IR is set to partially open by 30 September 2019, IPI recently revealed.The amendments represent the 9th and 10th amendments to IPI’s Casino License Agreement since 2014.IPI also submitted two further requests, including yet another extension to the deadline for completion of the IR from its current deadline of 28 February 2021 to 21 August 2022, but the topic was not raised during the meeting. Calls for 10% gaming tax renewed as report reveals Imperial Pacific tax payments of just US$21,000 in 2019 Imperial Pacific pays remaining US$10.5 million balance on annual license fee Imperial Pacific adds to Board of Directors as regulator looks to impose US$375,000 fine for late license fee payment Load More RelatedPosts
US organisation Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo (WATG) has launched an employee ownership trust.The design consultancy, which employs 360 staff across the US and international locations, including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, and Shanghai, has adopted the employee ownership model with the aim of supporting its future growth.WATG was advised by Graeme Nuttall, partner at European law firm Fieldfisher.Mike Seyle, president and chief executive officer at WATG, said: “Employee-owned [organisations] have an excellent record of long-term sustainability, innovation and financial success because the employees are more engaged in doing great work, generating new ideas and delivering superior service.“We’re already seeing positive changes. Our colleagues are more involved, more committed and recognise they have a valuable voice in the future of the [organisation].“As a professional services firm, retaining the world’s best talent is our top priority and the employee ownership trust model will help us achieve that goal while ensuring we remain a successful business for the long term.”Nuttall (pictured) added: “More and more UK businesses and their staff now benefit from employee ownership and we’re delighted that many are attracted, in particular, to the employee ownership trust model. WATG’s acceptance of this model shows that it works internationally.“The WATG employee ownership trust holds shares in WATG in perpetuity, on behalf of all employees from time to time. This works well as a business model because this form of ownership avoids the complexities of direct ownership models. There’s no need for regular share valuations and having to get employees to buy and sell shares as they join and leave.”
Legislation now in force means all new and existing master trust pension schemes must apply to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for authorisation to show they meet a revised set of safeguarding standards.A master trust is an occupational pension scheme that provides money purchase benefits for multiple, unconnected employers.From 1 October, the new law states that master trusts must satisfy five authorisation criteria to enter or stay in the market. These are: fit and proper persons; financial sustainability; scheme funder; systems and processes; and continuity strategy.Existing master trust pension schemes now have six months to file an application to TPR for authorisation to continue to operate in the market, while new master trusts must be authorised before they open for business.Nicola Parish, executive director for frontline regulation at TPR, said: “We pushed for extra protections around this market and are pleased that the law has come into force today.“The success of auto-enrolment has led to rapid growth in master trusts. Authorisation and supervision is vital to ensure 10 million savers can have confidence that their retirement savings are safe.”Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon, said: “This new regulation will drive up standards and make master trusts more financially sound, but most importantly offer greater protection to members.”Figures released today by TPR show that, so far, 30 master trusts have exited or are exiting the market, leaving 58 that will either need to apply for authorisation or exit the market in the coming months.Sharon Bellingham, senior consultant at Hymans Robertson, said: “Looking ahead, it’s pretty interesting to think about what the market might look like 12 months from now. It doesn’t take much crystal ball gazing to see that the consolidation already happening will gain pace.“It’s absolutely key to ensure that individuals are protected at all times and it’s also important to avoid chaotic market exits that may dilute confidence in the master trust brand. What we’ve seen so far has been controlled and measured, which is exactly how it should be.”TPR has held discussions with providers to prepare master trust pension schemes to apply for authorisation. The regulator has also published a code and guidance, and has run a voluntary readiness review programme, which gave schemes an opportunity to provide a draft application to TPR and receive detailed feedback.Parish said: “We have worked hard to ensure we have been clear about the evidence we require from master trusts to demonstrate they meet the standards laid out in law. It is now up to trustees to review the code of practice and guidance, and submit applications through our portal, which opens today.”Bellingham said: “Despite the possible uncertainty that the authorisation application process may bring, it doesn’t appear to have dampened activity and dialogue in the market. It’s even more critical, however, for employers and trustees considering a master trust to carefully consider who their most suitable provider partner may be.”
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A construction worker who fell three stories from a building in Miami Beach, Friday morning, has passed away.According to Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue, the worker fell, just after 9 a.m., at the construction site, near 100 Lincoln Road.Police said the worker was transported to Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center.At around 4 p.m., the worker was pronounced dead at the hospital.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – An endangered animal native to South America is recovering, Friday, after undergoing surgery at Zoo Miami.Veterinarians operated on a 10-foot Orinoco crocodile that had an infected wound on its leg. Zoo officials said it was most likely caused by a bite from another crocodile.The 13-year-old reptile had to be immobilized for the treatment, but the procedure was successful.Orinoco crocodiles are a critically endangered species native to Colombia and Venezuela.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.