Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMiami, FL, United States, October 4, 2016 – Bulletin: Tropical Storm Nicole advisory number 1 from NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami, Fl…New tropical storm in the Atlantic…Summary as of 1100 a.m AST…1500 UTC…Information———————————————–Location…23.8N 60.4WAbout 525 MI…840 km NE of San Juan Puerto RicoMaximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/hPresent movement…NW or 310 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/hMinimum Central Pressure…1005 MB…29.68 inchesWatches and Warnings – There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Discussion and 48-hour outlookAt 1100 a.m AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 23.8 North, longitude 60.4 West. Nicole is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and a turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast for the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 MB (29.68 inches).Hazards affecting land – None.Next advisory – Next complete advisory at 500 p.m AST. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:no threat to land at this time, tropical storm nicole forms
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis urged the more than 1,300 athletes, coaches and officials attending the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 to celebrate the Games in the ideals and values of the Commonwealth. These include the values of peace, freedom and common purpose for progress and a better and more just world.Addressing the Official Opening Ceremony of the Games, July 18, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Prime Minister Minnis further encouraged the athletes, coaches and officials to celebrate the unity of the Commonwealth amidst the diversity of its nations and the vibrant bonds of fellowship and friendship being a part of the Commonwealth of Nations entails.“What a delightful sight this is. As I look across the Thomas Robinson Stadium, I can feel the exuberance of the athletes and the many thousands of spectators who will enjoy the thrill of competition,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“The Bahamas is pleased to host the more than 1,300 athletes and the coaches and officials who have come from around the world to celebrate the vibrant bonds of fellowship and friendship of the Commonwealth.“We are particularly pleased that we can celebrate the unity amidst the diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. We celebrate the young people and athletic excellence in our community of nations,” Prime Minister Minnis added.Prime Minister Minnis said the Commonwealth Youth Games represents an opportunity for the participants to continue their pursuit of excellence.“For many of you, this will be but a first step to greater glory in the years ahead. Names that will resound around this stadium will, hopefully, be the names that we will hear for years to come.“Indeed this Stadium is named in honour of Bahamian sports hero Thomas Robinson, who won a gold medal in the 200-yard dash and a silver medal in the 100-yard dash at the 1958 British Empire/Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales. He also won a silver medal in the 100-yard dash in the 1962 British Empire/Commonwealth Games and the 1996 British Empire/Commonwealth Games.“Athletes, you are here because of the sacrifices that you have made and because of your determination and discipline. This has already made all of you winners and deserving of praise and admiration.”Prime Minister Minnis said The Bahamas is emerging as a place for international sporting events.“This year, in addition to hosting the IAAF World Relays, we are proud to have hosted the FIFA Beach Soccer Competition, the CARIFTA Swimming Championships and now the Commonwealth Youth Games.“You are on a global stage. The world is your audience. Endeavour to do your best,” Prime Minister Minnis added before declaring the Games Open.Story by: Matt MauraPress Release: BISPHOTO CAPTION: Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis addresses the Official Opening of the Commonwealth Youth Games at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, July 18, 2017. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has to be considered amongst the best managers in the world.The two face off in the North London derby on Sunday, and Emery is of the opinion that Pochettino must be compared with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone following his impressive work at Spurs.Emery lauded the former Espanyol manager, saying Pochettino has done enough in his career and developed enough young players to be regarded as one of the best head coaches currently in football.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“His career is very consistent. His structure in every team is very clear, with good performances,” he said, according to Goal.“He has worked in Spain, then here with Southampton and Tottenham, with young players, and every young player usually improves with him and his staff.”“I think he deserves, because of his career, to be considered with the best coaches like Guardiola and Simeone.”
England Captain Harry Kane has revealed he was making final preparations for his club’s fixture against Southampton when he learned of the award.The Tottenham striker who had an incredible year for both club and country said he received messages from his fiancee Kate urging him to get in touch just prior to Tottenham’s Premier League game against Southampton on December 5.Harry Kane was in good form at the world cup and won the World Cup Golden Boot with six goals in the team’s run to the semi-finals.,Kane who has now scored a total of 156 goals in all competitions for Tottenham told Spurs TV via Belfasttelegraph:Crouch: 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.“We got a letter to the house, Kate opened the letter…it was before the Southampton game.“Normally we’d talk a little but she would never call me just before the match. I had a missed call and she texted me ‘could you answer?’.“I thought something was wrong! But Kate was excited and told me that we’d had a letter from the Queen saying we’d get an MBE.“I’m proud for her as well and the whole family. It’s not just for me. We’re part of a journey together. It shows that the hard work has paid off.”
KUSI Newsroom The debate on gun control has been intensifying across the nation following the deadly shooting in Florida last week.Now, President Trump and others are calling for teachers to be armed with weapons at schools for added protection.KUSI was joined by Chris Holmberg, a teacher from the Poway Unified School District. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 23, 2018 February 23, 2018 Gun control debate intensifies with possibility of arming school teachers Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Betsy Brennan’s vision for Downtown San Diego September 11, 2018 Posted: September 11, 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) – She was one of 400 applicants for the job, as part of a nationwide search.The San Diego Downtown Partnership has a new CEO.Betsy Brennan shared with us on Good Morning San Diego Tuesday morning, her vision for Downtown San Diego. KUSI Newsroom 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 New Children’s Museum won the National Medal in Washington D.C. recently.The museum was one of five museums selected as winners and the only children’s museum. June 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 11:25 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, The New Children’s Museum wins National Medal Award Posted: June 17, 2019
St. Louis, Mo… American Soybean Association (ASA) President Steve Wellman and Vice President Richard Wilkins joined fellow farmer-leaders from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Milk Producers Federation, National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers in a meeting today with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to reiterate the critical importance of finishing a new, five-year farm bill before the 112th Congress adjourns.”We appreciate the opportunity to meet with Minority Whip Hoyer and his staff today. It is imperative that the Minority Whip and all of the House leadership understand the importance of passing a new farm bill to provide certainty for farmers heading into 2013. The bill represents a good-faith investment in an agriculture industry that has been one of the bright spots in the American economy,” said Wellman, a farmer from Syracuse, Neb., who grows soybeans, corn, wheat, alfalfa and raises cattle. “It is critical that we sustain that progress, and ASA and our colleagues in the farm community are committed to working together to do so. We have come to the bargaining table with concrete spending reductions, and remain the only industry that has done so. We are, as we have been, open to compromise, provided that the end product is a new, five-year farm bill that enables America’s farmers to continue producing the safest and most abundant food supply in the world.”House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have both given commitments to address the farm bill in the lame duck session, however any effort appears to be delayed as the House remains divided in discussions on the fiscal cliff.”We hope that, as Congress tackles the fiscal cliff, the farm bill will be resolved as well, but we would remind our elected representatives that the issues we tackle as farmers can’t be solved by political posturing or placing blame,” added Wilkins, who grows soybeans, corn, wheat, barley, vegetables, hay and raises cattle in Greenwood, Del. “We face real challenges every day, and we need real solutions in place to manage risk, protect resources, encourage conservation, foster research and innovation, and grow our market opportunities. The farm bill holds solutions in each of these areas, and we encourage the House to get to work immediately to pass this bill.”ASA will continue to meet with congressional leaders to encourage passage of a new, five-year farm bill between now and the adjournment of the 112th Congress.ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 30 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Steve Wellman, ASA President, 402-269-7024, email@example.comRichard Wilkins, ASA Vice President, 302-242-1495, firstname.lastname@example.orgPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, email@example.com
ASA’s Biotech Working Group met Jan. 30-31 in Washington, D.C. to continue working with industry partners to advocate for the next generation of biotech soybean traits. The working group comprises farmer leaders from ASA, the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). Together with corporate members BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto and Syngenta, they met for discussions on the domestic and international working group’s reports and updates, U.S. regulatory environment and improvements/setbacks, a European Union (EU) biotech update, and potential future missions.Additionally, representatives from the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) including Dr.Cathy Enright, BIO’s executive vice president for food and agriculture, gave updates on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) established last fall between ASA, BIO, the National Grain and Feed Association, American Seed Trade Association, National Corn Growers Association, North American Export Grain Association, Corn Refiners Association, National Oilseed Processors Association and U.S. Grains Council. The MOU brings together the resources of the participating organizations to strengthen communication throughout the value chain on biotech and marketability issues.EU advocacy trip reports were given by ASA First Vice President Ray Gaesser and USB Directors Keith Kemp and Steve Moore. Wade Cowan (ASA)Laura Foell (USB)Ray Gaesser (ASA)Keith Kemp (USB)Alan Kemper (ASA)Jim Miller (USSEC) Steve Moore (USB)Danny Murphy, Chairperson (ASA)Tom Rotello (USSEC)Steve Wellman (ASA)Wyatt Whitford (ASA)Richard Wilkins (ASA) Farmer-leader members of the 2013 Biotech Working Group are:
Have you ever wanted to take a relaxing spa trip with an ocean view or a health spa getaway that refreshes your mind and body? ASA is offering a chance to bid on a spa getaway of your choice at the ASA Soy Social and Auction, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Commodity Classic in Phoenix. Cruises and trips to Costa Rica and Hawaii will also be available for bid at our annual auction that supports the ASA SoyPAC. Come join us in February at one of the highlights of the convention!Online registration for the ASA Soy Social and Auction opens before Christmas. For more information about the ASA Soy Social and Auction, click here.The ASA Soy Social and Auction is sponsored by the following companies: Syngenta, Farm Credit, Rabo AgriFinance, REG Enterprises, Bayer CropScience and MacDon Industries.
The fun begins at the annual ASA Soy Social and Auction in Anaheim. The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates all of the supporters who celebrated the annual Soy Social and Auction at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. The auction theme was Catch the Wave, and it offered a wide variety of items for participants to bid on, including jewelry, electronics, a John Deere Gator, lease hours on a Case IH Steiger Rowtrac 420 and AGCO Gleaner S9 combine and header.“The Soy Social and Auction is one of the most anticipated events at Commodity Classic,” said Willard Jack, ASA Soy Social and Auction committee chair. “We had a wide variety of items for participants this year and we appreciate the support of our sponsors and all those who were involved in making this year’s event a success.”ASA thanks our state associations and corporate donors for the items in the live and silent auctions. ASA would also like to recognize the following 2018 Auction sponsors: REG; Syngenta; Winfield United; Valent and BNSF Railway.All proceeds benefit the SoyPAC, ASA’s political action committee that provides the resources to give appropriate support to legislators who champion soybean farmer priorities that protect and increase the opportunities for soybean growers. Any ASA member may make a contribution to SoyPAC. Please click here for more information!
The American Soybean Association (ASA) was pleased to hear positive reports from the G20 Summit Saturday night that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have potentially agreed to deescalate the current trade friction by not raising tariffs further while negotiations continue. According to a White House statement, China has also agreed to purchase more U.S. agricultural and other products.John Heisdorffer, a soybean grower from Keota, Iowa, and ASA president said, “This is the first positive news we’ve seen after months of downturned prices and halted shipments. If this suspension of tariff increases leads to a longer-term agreement, it will be extremely positive for the soy industry. We want to begin repairing damage done to our trade relations with China, which has been essential to successful soybean exports for years.”Under the agreement reached on Saturday, tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods will not increase to 25 percent on January 1 from the current 10 percent level. Details have not been announced regarding the quantity of U.S. goods that China will purchase, but the White House statement indicated that purchases of ag products would begin immediately.Trump and Xi struck the deal during a dinner Saturday night following the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The agreement apparently has a moratorium of 90 days for both sides to come to resolution on issues including technology transfer, intellectual property protection, and other concerns.“During the 90-day negotiating period, ASA hopes to see China reopen its market to significant U.S. soybean imports as a key confidence-building step that will help restore our trade relationship,” Heisdorffer said. “This is an important opportunity to demonstrate positive momentum that will strengthen efforts on both sides to restore economic relations that are mutually beneficial.”
Spontaneous combustion is blamed for a debris fire at the Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., on Sunday morning.Vancouver firefighters quickly tamed the smoky fire that was reported by a security firm at 6:27 a.m.Capt. Chris Moen said the debris pile was about 4 to 5 feet high and 20 feet in circumference.“Fire crews opened up main roll-up doors on two sides and found the building charged with heavy smoke and the sprinkler system had activated and was flowing water,” Moen said in a press release.No one was injured and damage to the warehouse building was minimal, limited to melting of some insulation in the ceiling, Moen said.The Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office said the blaze was caused by spontaneous heating in a debris pile containing bark dust and other waste materials.Moen said the working sprinkler system kept the fire from causing more damage.Crews brought four fire engines and one truck, Moen said.The building is owned by the Columbia Resource Company, according to county property records.
The Port of Ridgefield is adding the wine industry to its portfolio of economic development projects in hopes of boosting existing wineries and encouraging new ones to crop up.The port’s three-member Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to bolster its comprehensive development plan with a policy that enables the port to pursue capital projects, marketing efforts and zoning regulations to pump up the wine industry in north Clark County.The port hasn’t identified specific projects yet. Nor has it set aside money to pay for them. But the policy the port adopted lays the groundwork for those actions to occur.It also illustrates the continuing effort by the port — a governing and taxing district that encompasses 57 square miles, or 36,480 acres — to shape how north Clark County grows. A study of the wine industry commissioned by the port found Clark County to be “an emerging wine production area” with “close proximity to both the Seattle and Portland markets, which have a combined population of 5.6 million.”The port’s decision to uncork a wine industry development policy came as good news to Jeremy Brown, owner of Rusty Grape Vineyard in Battle Ground. The more prominent the north Clark County wine industry becomes, he said, the more it will show up on the radar of tourists. And that means every winery wins, since people visit more than one winery when they go on tours, Brown said. “It’s all positive.”
When does a march become a strut? The short answer: Feb. 9. That’s when several organizations will gather at Vancouver First United Methodist Church to begin a seven-day, 104-mile march for marriage equality. Destination: the state Capitol.In the past week, this march started turning into a bit of a strut. On Monday it was revealed that enough votes in the Legislature had committed to legalizing gay marriage in Washington state. So we can understand why these marchers will have a spring in their step when they set off on their trek at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. Teams of walkers will share shifts, but there’s nothing to stop someone from walking all 104 miles.The march has a few secular sponsors, but the organizational efforts have been led by people of faith. Sponsors include the Faith Action Network, the Religious Coalition for Equality, the Community of Welcoming Congregations and Equal Rights Washington. The idea of a marriage-equality march originated at First Congregational United Church of Christ (the church with the swooping roof just east of Highway 99 on Northeast 68th Street). The pastor there, Brooks Berndt, reports that both secular and religious groups are signed up. Despite last week’s positive news, there’s still a lot of message-spreading to do and legislative hurdles to clear.The crucial assenting votes are ready (including four brave Republicans), but gay-marriage foes will put up a fierce fight. If the legislation passes as expected, opponents will try to reverse the action through the referendum process. They’ll have 90 days after the governor signs the bill to collect 120,577 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. It could take until December for Washington to become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage.Progress comes slowlyMany of us wish this could happen more quickly, but civilizing society often takes time. There’s this big load to lift. When legions of status quo worshippers are being dragged into the 21st century, a lot of legislative tow trucks and philosophical winches are required.
Click to enlarge. Its parking program already in flux, the city of Vancouver is preparing for what could be the biggest curve ball yet: the Columbia River Crossing.The $3.5 billion project would put three park-and-ride facilities in Vancouver to accommodate light rail, one of them near the heart of downtown. It’s assumed C-Tran would own the garages, not the city.The challenge? As plans currently stand, those three facilities would add 2,900 free spaces to a municipal system that now expects users to pay for parking. The change could further squeeze a program that’s losing money as officials work to reshape it.“It would have a direct impact on the city’s parking program, absolutely,” said Mike Merrill, the city’s parking services manager. “It’s hard to say at this point what the impact will be, but it definitely will have some impact.”The city’s parking system lost $1.97 million in 2011, a loss driven mostly by debt payments on city-owned facilities. The largest of those, the 750-space Vancouvercenter garage, accounted for the lion’s share of that loss.
OLYMPIA — As many state and local governments across the nation deal with the aftermath of severe budget cuts prompted by the Great Recession, a Washington state lawmaker has put forth a plan to increase revenue without raising taxes: Allow the sale of naming rights to publicly owned facilities.“I’m trying to think out of the box and come up with some revenue for our local folks and for our state that isn’t another dollar out of our taxpayers’ wallets,” said Republican state Rep. Jan Angel.The practice has been in place elsewhere for decades, most prominently on sports venues. The results have ranged from memorable, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, to regrettable, Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.The proposal has sparked a measure of skepticism in Washington state among those who think it would give the appearance that government influence is for sale.“I think perhaps of the CenturyLink Capitol building or something like that,” said Democratic state Rep. Sam Hunt, during a recent committee hearing. “How far could this go?”
EVERETT — A Sherman tank crashed through a vacant building Wednesday near Paine Field in Everett.The tank is part of the World War II collection at Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Museum.The Daily Herald reports the demolition will make room for a “tank arena” where the museum plans to show off the machines in motion. In May it plans “TankFest Northwest.”
OLYMPIA — Although the unemployment rate in Washington rose to 6 percent in October from 5.7 percent in September, there’s good news in the numbers, a state labor economist said Wednesday.The size of the state workforce grew by about 10,000 as more people started looking for jobs, said Paul Turek, a Washington Employment Security Department economist.People who weren’t considered part of the workforce because they didn’t have jobs and weren’t looking for them now think they have a chance to find work, he said.“Prospects are improving, so more people are entering the workforce and beginning to look for jobs,” Turek said after the monthly report for October. “But there weren’t enough jobs to support all the people who are looking.”There is evidence the economic recovery is continuing, he said. Washington’s jobless rate in October compares with 6.8 percent in the same month a year ago.