England boss Gareth Southgate admitted he is very proud of his staff and players, following their victory over Sweden and qualifying for the semi-finals.Thanks to Harry Maguire and Dele Alli, England will be facing either Croatia or Russia on Tuesday, after they defeated Sweden 2-0 in the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.“It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager anyway, so to be able to take the team this far and knowing the people who have done it in the past, they are people I hold in such high esteem,” Southgate admitted, according to the SportsMole.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.“Before the game, we wanted to be here another week. It’s up to us now which games we play in.”“I’m so proud of what all of the staff and players have done. We played an opponent whose identity is clear and whose togetherness has at times been too much for us to handle over the years,” Southgate went on to add.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised the attitude of striker Divock Origi despite him struggling for game time in the first team this season.Divock Origi spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg and was on the bench for Liverpool’s last two games against Huddersfield Town and Red Star Belgrade. Klopp was impressed with the Belgian’s work rate in training and attitude.Speaking to Liverpoolfc website, Klopp said “Div is a good example for players who were not too much involved in the last couple of weeks because he is doing outstandingly,”“Dom Solanke is in a good moment and nobody can see it because he is not playing. That’s the problem – like Clyney, like Alberto Moreno and all these guys.“You can only play really good football when you train well and you can only train well if the training group is really strong. They are really strong.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.“I forgot Joel Matip… he would play for 97 percent of Premier League and Bundesliga clubs, I am 100 percent sure. He was not in the squad for the last game and he is in outstanding shape.“That makes life comfortable for a manager on one hand and on the other quite difficult, because we need these players 100 percent.“For the last two games, it was clear that Div deserved to be involved. In the end, the games were not that we had to use him.“But if the boys continue like they trained in the last few weeks and months then they will have their moments, 100 percent.”
Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco was pleased to see his side’s efforts rewarded with a 2-0 win over Galatasaray on TuesdayGoals from Guido Burgstaller and Mark Uth sealed the win for Schalke and gave them a four-point cushion over third place Galatasaray.With two games left in Group D, Schalke is now in a strong position to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.And Tedesco credited the team’s preparations as key to Tuesday’s crucial win at the Veltins-Arena.“I am very happy for my team, as they work so hard,” Tedesco told the club website.“We have worked on scoring goals and creating chances a lot in training. We did some drills with the ice hockey goals, whereby the players had to score from crosses.“The main thing in training was ensuring that we were creating enough chances, something which I can directly influence.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“You must come up with simple plans to stop poor runs – just like ours at the start of this season.“I think you can start believing in yourself and relying on your teammates after more and more wins.”Following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign, Schalke have now won their last three matches.“We are going in the right direction, winning games and have some real confidence now,” added Tedesco.“After our poor run, we have learnt not to drop off – not in training, or on the pitch, otherwise you will have no chance in the Bundesliga.”The Royal Blues will travel to Portugal to face-off with Group D leaders FC Porto in their next Champions League fixture on November 28.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde hailed Lionel Messi’s competitive spirit as his finest assetSince debuting against Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto in November 2003, Messi has become regarded as one of the greatest of all time with five Ballon d’Ors and a record 573 goals in 657 games for Barcelona.Aside from that, Messi has also won 32 titles at Camp Nou and is still going strong at the age of 31 with a league-best of 15 goals and 10 assists in just 15 games in La Liga.The Argentine forward was named as Barcelona captain at the start of this season following Andres Iniesta’s departure and appears to have settled into the role well.Match 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).“What I’d most highlight about Leo Messi is his huge sense of responsibility for the team. It shows in every game in every competition,” Valverde told BarcaTV.“What he does is not only difficult, but he does it again and again … That takes enormous mental strength.“I have never known anyone with such an amazing competitive spirit.”Messi and Barcelona will return to action on Sunday away to Getafe in La Liga where they will hope to collect a win and maintain their three-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid.
19-year-old Dion Pereira has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side Atlanta United after 10 years with the English Premier League.Dion Pereira spent 10 years in the youth system of the English Premier League side, Watford.He played twice for the first team in 2017 but played regularly in the U23 team.And the 19-year-old has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) champions Atlanta United.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We’re pleased to welcome Dion to the club and look forward to him joining the squad as we head into the 2019 season,” vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said to the club’s official website.“We identified him as a young, technical player who we believe will adapt well to Atlanta United and MLS.”He is waiting for his work visa now.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Mar 2015 – Government has under spent by a reported $15.8 million dollars according to the Opposition Leader; who announced this during her contribution on the Budget Debate which is ongoing in the House of Assembly and only some of that money will roll over into the new fiscal year. During a press conference held at the Providenciales International Airport in late January, Finance Minister Washington Misick said $6 million dollars will be rolled over to support policy commitments and that it will not go to debt reduction. The Minister at the time said the late start to the financial year delayed opportunity to spend on many projects and initiatives. Hon Washington Misick will have an opportunity for rebuttal where he can clarify if truly $9 million dollars in unspent government money from last fiscal year will actually go into the sinking fund. After three quarters of the 2014/2015 fiscal year, the country was operating in a $60.6 million surplus. Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Related Items:budget debate, house of assembly, washington misick
Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Related Items:jamaica, ministry of health, website Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS): The Ministry of Health, yesterday (September 9), launched its newly revamped website, as part of efforts to improve communication with members of the public.The website, designed and developed by the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Computer Services Department over a six-month period, was unveiled during the media launch of Caribbean Wellness Day at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.The website provides information on all areas of the Ministry of Health including, policies, projects and programmes. Other features include links to various departments and agencies of the Ministry and the Regional Health Authorities; an interactive map, which provides locations of health facilities across the island; public education and communication resources, including urgent alerts; as well as printable forms and other documents.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said that the new site is one of many methods being employed by the Ministry “to create a cutting-edge system to disseminate important health-related information to the public.”“These are the new ways to communicate in this digital age and as a Ministry, we have to find all the possible ways to have access to our intended audience,” he said.Manager for Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry, Stephanie Shaw Smith, informed that in addition to the website, the Ministry has been using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as part of its strategy to enhance communication with various audiences.These platforms are also linked to the new site, she informed.The website can be accessed at moh.gov.jm. Persons can also like and follow the Ministry of Health at the following links: www.facebook.com/themohgovjm; https://twitter.com/themohgovjm; https://instagram.com/themohgovjm
Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Related Items:CARICOM, cuba, embargo, UN general assembly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – For the 23rd straight year, the United Nations General Assembly voted to end the US embargo on Cuba while the United States remained resolute to hold onto it and was again isolated in that stance. Cuba’s foreign minister told the Assembly on Tuesday that the embargo has cost his country $1.1 trillion. The US representative however says, Cuban policies are to blame for their economic woes. According to the UN, CARICOM stood in favor of an end to that embargo and the Barbados representative spoke for the Caribbean Community and demonstrated that Cuba has been generous with free tertiary education for CARICOM country students, adding that Cuba was in the process of mobilizing 461 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola. The US financial, economic and commercial embargo has been in effect for 54 years; 188 countries voted to end it, three nations abstained. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, December 16, 2016 – Newly installed Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, says the Municipal Corporation will undertake a comprehensive programme of infrastructural development across the city. He said this would facilitate significant local economic activity, while supporting the Government’s national growth agenda. The new Mayor was giving his inaugural address during Thursday’s (December 15) installation ceremony at the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation on Church Street, downtown Kingston.Among the priority areas, Senator Williams said, are the expansion of the city’s seaport; continued renovations in downtown Kingston; and increasing the speed of development approvals.Senator Williams said pivotal to these activities is timely implementation of provisions under the Town and Country Planning Act, Local Improvement Act and Building Act. “We are committed to the orderly and progressive development of our city,” he said.Noting the Council’s cognisance of its role in the national growth agenda, Senator Williams gave the Corporation’s undertaking to execute its tasks to this end effectively and efficiently. “We will act within the statutory powers to be a facilitator,” he said. “Development must be in keeping with the principles of good town and country planning. The management and enforcement of planning development and building control in the city will take center stage in our administration of the Municipal Corporation,” the Mayor emphasized.Senator Williams also underscored the need to establish “better synergies and linkages” to facilitate economic growth. “We must not be obstructive to growth and development. But this must take place in a context of order and respect for the law. We must build a vibrant economy and the Municipal Corporation will play its role (in this regard),” he added.Senator Williams said the Corporation is also committed to facilitating cruise-ship stopovers in Kingston, and assured that “we will join hands with those who have been championing the effort”. He noted that entertainment is also critical to Kingston’s social, cultural and economic landscape.Senator Williams said the industry must be facilitated, based on its potential to create small, medium and large business opportunities. “We are committed to facilitate and not hinder, but we must operate in the context of order. We must understand that Kingston cannot be the Pearl of the Antilles without the entertainment industry; but, equally, we cannot be the pearl without order. Central to our vision is order,” he emphasized 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 Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #UNtohelphurricanedevastatedislands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, November 24, 2017 – New York – UN delivers $2b, The United Nations has pledged $2b to help Caribbean countries build back better; the news comes out of an International Donor’s Conference held in New York over two days and which wrapped up yesterday. UN news reports that nearly 400 high-level representatives from governments, multilateral and civil society organizations and the private sector gathered in New York, along with the Secretaries-General of the UN and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to help the affected countries “build back better.”For CARICOM the outcome was exactly what the trading bloc wanted; it was announced that $2b is what CARICOM was going for to help Barbuda, Dominica, Turks and Caicos and British Virgin Islands among others – all Members and Associate Member nations of the bloc. Addressing the conference yesterday, Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres noted that countries in the Caribbean need support now to rebuild, and to take effective climate action.“We need a new generation of infrastructure that is risk-informed, to underpin resilient economies, communities and livelihoods,” he told the gathering.#MagneticMediaNews#UNtohelphurricanedevastatedislands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedKingdom, December 12, 2017 – North Caicos’ D.C. Cynclair Musgrove brought to our attention the ambitious, highly commendable work of Raymond Gardiner High School students. Briann Gardiner & Astacio Ariza, together with their fifth form peers, are championing the repairs and refurbishment of their community facility at Horse Stable Beach.This integral landmark not only hosts civic and social functions, such as the annual Rake n’ Scrape, Season Jam, pageants, recitals, graduations and meetings among others, but is also a very popular tourist destination. Though since the passing of Irma and Maria, it has been forced to close. This has already led to two major community functions being affected.In their letter to HIRTAC, they stated that they would like to ‘give back to the island that gave so much to them’. The students’ resourcefulness, compassion and wisdom is beyond their years. We owe it to these future leaders of TCI to encourage and empower their goals.Since then we have been in discussion with officials; the Ministries of Education, Infrastructure, Planning and Public Works are all very supportive of their initiative and for contributions towards the scheme. We would like the pay special thanks to our advisor & TCIG Senior Quantity Surveyor, Dominique Durham, who has been instrumental in assisting the cause. We are all very exited to work together with the students.SO, WHAT ARE WE DOING?HIRTAC are kick-starting their campaign with an initial grant of $20,000! This is thanks to all of your generous donations so far; THANK YOU! Also, thank you for being patient while we ensured that your contributions will be well invested and meaningfully delivered.In order to help make their dream a reality, we still need to do more. We are working alongside the students to help establish and advise on the works. We are committed to realizing their vision for a resilient, celebrated site that seizes the full potential of its location.We will be running a series of community-engagement programmes with local practices and individuals to develop not only the students’ proposal for the site, but also to offer design education outreach. We believe it is important to not only help restore this facility to beyond its former glory, but to also engage and empower this community.With official assessments totaling repairs at over $130k, we need your help.We are seeking monetary or material sponsorship on behalf of the students. You can make donations here, or please get in touch to learn more and find out other ways you can contribute.We will be announcing developments with their project along the way & opportunities to get your sleeves rolled up in 2018.WELL DONE Briann, Astacio & peers! Your determination, and that of your hardworking District Commissioner, is truly inspiring.#TCIstrong #BuildBackBetter #HorseStableBeachPress Release by: HIRTAC THE MONEY BEHIND THE MISSION:WHERE YOUR DONATION GOESSTEP 1 | DONATE |You raise and donate incredible amounts of money to help the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. For those in the US, please note you can make 501(c)(3) tax-deductible contributions. Fiscal sponsorship has kindly been made available to HIRTAC through the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund.STEP 2 | ALLOCATE |We add together all the money and use it to give grants to organisations whose purpose aligns with our mission of supporting urgent relief and rebuilding opportunities for the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands.In this immediate period, we are helping to identify suitable proposals and reaching out to the communities in need.Please get in touch to find out how to apply for a grant here.STEP 3 | DISTRIBUTE |It takes several weeks for each batch of funding to be allocated so we can ensure the most efficient use of donations. Money is given out in stages rather than a lump sum so we can regularly maintain its most effective use.During this process, HIRTAC endeavours to obtain sponsorship of every avenue, from transport to external service/administration costs. This means that every penny you give is most efficiently invested in rebuilding opportunities for the Turks and Caicos Islands.STEP 4 | OVERSEE |We oversee projects & provide updates on the success stories of your generous contributions! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp About HIRTAC: HIRTAC is a non-profit relief initiative, founded by UK-based Turks and Caicos Islanders and past residents.HIRTAC works in conjunction with an advisory panel of varied expertise in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) comprising local non-profit charity Food for Thought, as well as a number of other established individuals in their respective fieldOUR MISSION:To establish a mode of reputable, transparent funding to support the humanitarian response in the TCI following Hurricane Irma. THE METHOD BEHIND THE MISSION1. Short Term: To act as an agentto support emergency relief efforts which assist local communities in restoring their homes & businesses. This includes receiving donations of goods and facilitating outreach programmes/initiatives.Long Term: Invest funds raised in rebuilding opportunities for the youth of the local communities in TCI. Related Items:
Sadio Mane says Liverpool’s 4-1 victory against Cardiff City at Anfield is due to the rest of the team playing so well and not just the attacking trio.Mane grabbed a brace in the Premier League clash after Salah opened the scoring. Together with Roberto Firmino, the trio has scored 18 goals in all competitions so far this season.But Mane believes the whole team deserves credit for their latest win, given how the game panned out.“Hopefully we’re going to keep going like that! It’s something that comes naturally because Mo and Bobby are great players and of course I’m happy to play alongside them,” Mane told Liverpoolfc.com.“But people always talk about the front three – but it’s the team, the work starts behind us. They make it easier, we are lucky boys and score all the time but all the team did their job.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’m happy, we played very well even though it was a little bit tight in the second half after it went to 2-1″ Mane added.“It’s part of football. But after that, we controlled the game and created many chances. At the end, we scored four goals so I think we deserved to win.“The coach said yesterday it would be a very tough game. It’s normal, it’s the Premier League.“We knew it would not be easy but we are Liverpool, we were at home and we always try to play the same passing game, try to do our best and win the games.”
Despite Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League, manager Maurizio Sarri believes it’s impossible for the club to catch up with Manchester City this season.Sarri has recorded only one defeat in a competitive game since taking over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, and that was at the Community Shield when Pep’s side won the game 2-0 convincingly at the Wembley in August.Chelsea have however played 18 matches since then and are still unbeaten in all competitions, but are four points adrift champions Manchester City.“No. For me they are stronger than us,” Sarri told Sky Sports when he was asked if he thinks Chelsea can catch City.“We have to work very hard just to try to recover the gap, but at the moment the gap is still there.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We have to do it. We can recover, but I don’t think in the first season we will be able to recover 30 points (distance Chelsea finished behind City last season).“In the Premier League, there is a team above the others. This team is Manchester City.“Then there is a very good team – Liverpool. For sure Liverpool will be in the first four positions.“Then there are four or five teams who will have to fight for the Champions League positions. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, (Manchester) United.”
New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic understands that his price tag doesn’t guarantee him a place at Stamford Bridge.Pulisic joined Chelsea on Wednesday for a fee of €64m but will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.The 20-year-old became the third most expensive signing in Chelsea history, a tag he knows meant hard work.“You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” he told ESPN.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kind anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”Pulisic also revealed that he hasn’t had a chance to speak with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.“No, nothing like that,” he said.The Dortmund player will join up with Chelsea in next summer’s pre-season tour.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to enter a guilty plea to tax charges during his time at Real Madrid for a suspended prison sentenceThe Portuguese superstar is set to arrive at Madrid later today to attend a court hearing over accusations that he defrauded the government over income through image rights.Ronaldo is accused of using shell companies outside of Spain to hide the earnings he made from 2011 to 2014, which generates up to €14.7m.Despite the 33-year-old having protested his innocence on the matter since 2017, the investigation remains ongoing and the Juventus forward will now have to appear before a judge today.Sky Sports reports that a deal has been struck with Spain’s state prosecutor and tax authorities, which will see Ronaldo plead guilty in exchange for a suspended two-year sentence.Spanish law dictates that first-time offenders can receive suspended sentences for two years or less, which means Ronaldo will not have to go to jail.However, he will be expected to pay up to nearly €19m in fines as a result of this arrangement.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The hearing today in the Spanish capital will likely not last long with Ronaldo expected to appear in person after turning down the option of attending the court via video conference.Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid team-mate Xabi Alonso will also be at the courts today to answer to charges related to tax fraud of around €2m between 2010 to 2012 from image rights.Alonso previously spoke about the case in March and announced his confidence that he will be found innocent.“My tax situation? I am calm and I believe I have done everything right, step by step, I trust that this will end well,” said AlonsoBut the 37-year-old Spaniard, who played for Real between 2009 to 2014, could have up to five years in prison and a fine of €4m.Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho, Javier Mascherano, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Alexis Sanchez, Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao have all faced similar charges in Spain in recent years.
May 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom DEL MAR (KUSI) — The Del Mar City Council unanimously approved Monday a three-year contract with the San Diego Humane Society for animal control services beginning July 1 of this year.San Diego Humane Society has been preparing for this opportunity for more than a year to ensure we’re ready to provide our high-level of services to the animals and their families who live in Del Mar.In addition to providing shelter and care of animals, San Diego Humane Society will provide a law enforcement patrol, including the beach, a desk at city hall to conduct local field service duties and community engagement services.President and CEO of San Diego Humane Society Gary Weitzman said the organization will be able to enhance existing services for both human and animal constituents by streamlining operating efficiencies, expanding hours of services and coverage, and creating a safety-net for pet families throughout the city.“We are honored to be allowed the privilege of performing animal services for a community that values their animals,” said Weitzman. “We appreciate all the work city staff has done to pull this contract together in time for us to keep homeless and injured animals in Del Mar safe.A year ago March, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced it would no longer offer animal services to six contract cities: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach.The current contract terms will expire on June 30. San Diego Humane Society was the only organization to respond to manage these cities’ more than 20,000 homeless animals.The cities of Carlsbad, Santee and San Diego have already agreed to contract animal services from San Diego Humane Society. San Diego Humane Society is still in negotiations with the final two cities: Solana Beach, which will vote on the contract May 9, and Encinitas, scheduled to vote on May 23. Posted: May 7, 2018 Del Mar City Council approves animal control services contract with SD Humane Society Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Del Mar City Council, San Diego Humane Society FacebookTwitter
Updated: 10:02 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – At least eight birds died in a fire that broke out in a birdcage and caused $100,000 in damage to a house in the Skyline neighborhood of San Diego, officials said.Dispatchers received reports shortly after 2:10 p.m. Monday of a fire in the backyard of a house in the 8300 block of Noeline Lane, San Diego Fire- Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.A neighbor who spotted the flames helped the resident, a cat and a dog get out of the home, called 911 and began dumping water on the flames, Munoz said.Firefighters were able to knock down the flames in about 10 minutes, Munoz said.No injuries were reported.Investigators determined the birdcage was the source of the fire, Munoz said.“The bird excrement heats up and with just the right amount of wind and moisture it starts a fire,” Munoz said.Three palm trees, eight to 10 birds and part of the exterior of the home were burned, Munoz said.The fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the property, Munoz said. September 4, 2018 House fire sparked by bird droppings causes 100k in damage Posted: September 4, 2018
January 1, 2019 Surfrider Foundation supports new plastic straw ban to reduce plastic pollution Posted: January 1, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Starting today, businesses will no longer give out single-use plastic straws unless requested. One local organization supports the new law as it helps protect out ocean.Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro joins KUSI to discuss Surfrider’s fight to get rid of plastic pollution. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:59 AM KUSI Newsroom February 1, 2019 First all girl troop in San Diego County in Scouts BSA 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) – Boy Scouts of America is now welcoming girls into their organization as separate troops. Scouts BSA offers the same programming and opportunity for girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.Friday night across the council and country, the Boy Scouts of America is launching Scouts BSA.An all-female troop provides give young women an opportunity to develop leadership skills, outdoor adventures and the opportunity to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout following the same program outline that their brother troops have followed for over a century.Troop 1667 Kick Off Meeting is TONIGHT Feb 1, 2019 at 6:30pm at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Troop 1667 will meet weekly on Monday nights at 7:00pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.Scouts BSA’s website says the program is not co-ed.“The leadership of the BSA determined that the best way to welcome girls and serve today’s families was to offer a unique model that builds on the proven benefits of our single-gender program, while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls,” according to Scouts BSA website.Additional troops are forming the county beginning this month. Check the San Diego Imperial Council website at sdicbsa.org and Nationally at scouting.org/ScoutsBSA or BeAScout.org where families can learn more about joining Scouting BSA. Posted: February 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom,