first_imgNapoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti has dubbed the upcoming game against Serie A side Genoa a great test of maturityThe Naples side travel to Marassi tomorrow night with the chance to close the gap on leaders Juventus, at least until they face Milan on Sunday.“We’re going to play in a difficult environment against a team that will be very motivated, given they’re coming off two losses,” Ancelotti warned in his pre-match Press conference via Football Italia.“I think it’ll be a very intense and physical game. The important thing is that all the players always have the will to play it.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We’ve done well up to now, but we can do better and that’s what we’re trying to do. There are pitfalls to overcome every day, and tomorrow is another dangerous one.“We’re going to a stadium where we have bad memories, the opposition are struggling and will, therefore, be motivated.“The home fans will be 100 percent behind their players, and tomorrow will be a great test of maturity.“It’s easy to find the right motivation against Paris Saint-Germain, but it’s more difficult against Genoa, above all because of how much that match took out of us physically and mentally. Maturity will allow us to be at 100 percent.last_img read more

first_imgThe Chelsea manager is under fire for his tactics used against Tottenham Hotspur that ended up costing him the matchChelsea lost 3-1 against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in the English Premier League.And for manager Maurizio Sarri, this means he has to put N’Golo Kante closer to Jorginho in order to have a more solid midfield.“I want to play a central midfielder who is a very technical player, so for me, the central midfielder is Jorginho or [Cesc] Fabregas. I don’t want Kante in this position,” he told Sky Sports.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Kante, in the last match, wanted to solve the match after the first 15 minutes, but in the wrong way. He lost the position, he attacked too much.”“This one is not one of the best characteristics of Kante, but it was only in reaction to the difficulties,” he added.“Maybe it’s only a question of time, but Kante has to stay near to Jorginho, especially when the ball is on the other side. When the ball is on the left he has to stay very close to Jorginho.”last_img read more

first_imgEusebio Di Francesco rued Roma’s inexperience to pick the right ball after finding their rhythm in the 1-0 loss to JuventusEusebio’s men were beaten in Turin by a Mario Mandzukic header courtesy of a  Mattia De Sciglio’s cross. But the Italian manager claimed his men were nervous in the encounter“We were too nervous and insecure in the first half, but in the second we accepted the duels and took control of the ball,” the Coach told Football Italia via DAZN.“We had some good forward moves and just lacked the final ball. The difference between us and them is that Juve had shots on goal. I remain happy with the reaction that the team showed.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I wanted to create more density in the midfield, giving Aleksandar Kolarov the chance to start moves from the back. We wanted a stronger physical impact, but we did well in some moments and less well in others.“The positives we take from this match are the attitude and the desire to play one-against-one all over the pitch. We just didn’t finish off our chances, but keeping Juve pinned back in their own half is no mean feat. Unfortunately, we lack the nous and experience to pick the right ball.”Patrik Schick was again utterly ineffective in attack, failing to make any real impact.“We all expect more. It was not easy for him today, but we do expect him to have more shots on goal. In some situations, he could’ve attacked the space better.”last_img read more

first_img Carlos Amezcua Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Carlos Amezcua, 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 SettingsMonday, Carlos Amezcua met with Omar Passons in studio to discuss the upcoming election and the San Diego County Supervisor position.Omar Passons is an attorney and youth advocate seeking to replace termed-out Ron Roberts as the 4th District representative. Updated: 10:57 PMcenter_img Posted: May 14, 2018 Race for San Diego County Supervisor May 14, 2018last_img read more

first_img Ed Lenderman, January 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A winter bike ride of 2426-miles to Jacksonville, Florida would be difficult enough, even with a support team.  But this is a strictly solo journey:  No team, no trailing van.  More on that aspect in a moment.Because there was plenty of send-off support for Thomas Pitman in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day at the trip’s starting point, Imperial Beach.Family, friends, CalFire collegues, Pitman’s girlfriend.  And most importantly, Ashley Iverson, widow of local CalFire Firefighter Corey Iverson.  Iverson was killed in the in the devastating Thomas Fire in Ventura County in December of 2017.Ashley then started a foundation in his name. The Iverson Foundation for Active Awareness raises awareness of First Responders’ mental health issues, including PTSD. Iverson and Pitman became buddies when they were part of a Heli-Attack Team in Riverside.Pitman, an avid cyclist thought it was only fitting that he honor his friend by raising awareness of the Foundation and it’s mission,  by riding across the country.  “Thee community supports us tremendously,” he told me, “but that’s kinda where it stops, so we’re trying to raise awareness to continue that support.”He also hopes to raise a like money amount based on the mileage.As for the aforementioned difficulty of a solo ride, which the public can follow on the Foundation’s Facebook page:  “Part of my goal is to suffer metaphorically with people who suffer from PTSD.  They struggle everyday, so for me to struggle along the ride I thought would be a great idea.And then, Thomas Pittman was off on his month-long ride, appropriately titled, “Ride Into The Light.” Updated: 9:43 AM Ed Lenderman center_img Posted: January 1, 2019 Cross country ride honors fallen firefighter Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img January 7, 2019 Improvisational comedy training for students on the autism spectrum 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) – Unscripted Learning, the non profit run by the people at National Comedy Theatre is providing improvisation comedy classes for students on the autism spectrum.Richie Ploesch, Program Director for Connections said the classes help students learn to use their improvisation skills as an educational tool.The program is called Connections and a new round of classes begin this week.For more information and to sign up for classes click here. Posted: January 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 2:12 PMlast_img read more

first_imgIn response to significant feedback from the agriculture industry, the U.S. Department of Labor announced late Thursday that it would withdraw its proposed rule that would have tightened restrictions on children under the age of 16 working on farms. The American Soybean Association (ASA) repeatedly voiced its opposition to the proposed regulations, and ASA First Vice President Danny Murphy, soybean farmer from Canton, Miss., releases the following statement in support of Thursday’s announcement:”Thursday’s reversal by the Department of Labor of its onerous proposed child labor regulations is a victory for soybean farmers and farm families across the country. These rules would have significantly hindered the ability of youth to work on family farms and gain agricultural experience, and we are happy to see the administration make a practical and much needed course correction on this issue.”I learned how to farm from my father, who learned from his father, and with that knowledge, we’ve kept our farm in the family since 1944. The strength of our industry is built on that understanding of the land, passed down from grandparents to parents to children. The families that comprise the soybean industry know that on-farm experience is the best teacher and part of the rural tradition and work ethic that has made our country’s farm economy strong.”Nobody values on-farm safety more than farmers, and each of us strives daily to ensure that safety remains our top priority. ASA supports efforts to ensure that children are kept out of potentially hazardous situations on the farm, so we are pleased to hear of the administration’s pledge to work with our farm leadership organizations to develop farm safety programs, and we look forward to working with our public and private partners to ensure that these programs are practical and effective.”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 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Danny Murphy, ASA First Vice President, 601-906-3809, dpmurphy@bellsouth.netPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, pdelaney@soy.orglast_img read more

first_imgJim Hershey, Executive Director of the ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program, was in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday to give an update on the WISHH program to the Ohio Soybean Council.WISHH was founded in 2001 by eight Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSBs), including Ohio,with a $1 million annual budget. Today the program has grown to an annual budget of over $10 million, mostly with non-checkoff funds. Soybean checkoff funding from QSSBs still makes up approximately $1 million of the budget. The QSSB funding helps leverage matching funds programs from a variety of other sources including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development and other international development organizations.WISHH works on long-term market development and demand building for U.S. soy.”It’s great to see our checkoff dollars pull in outside funding at about a 10 to 1 rate!” said Brett Davis, an ASA Board member from Ohio and member of the WISHH Committee.last_img read more

first_imgThe state Public Disclosure Commission has declined to formally investigate a Vancouver man’s allegations against David Madore and his political action committee, NoTolls.com, in the run-up to last November’s election.In a letter dated March 17, the commission informed Alexander Stone that it found no evidence of campaign finance violation or of any other alleged wrongdoing by Madore or his PAC before the November 2010 election.Madore, owner of U.S. Digital in east Vancouver, and NoTolls.com gave $173,715 in direct and in-kind contributions to 10 Republican and nonpartisan candidates last year.Stone had written the Public Disclosure Commission on Oct. 21 with two specific complaints.Stone alleged that because Madore is both treasurer and main contributor to NoTolls.com, he and his PAC are the “same entity,” meaning Madore had exceeded his individual contribution limits in at least four local races.Stone also wrote that it did not appear that the NoTolls.com PAC had enough donors to legally donate to state legislative candidates under state law.last_img read more

first_imgPedro “Junior” Godinez Jr. Pedro “Junior” Godinez Jr., 19, of Vancouver appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of the Nov. 28 attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery of an Oregon man at Vancouver Lake Park.Judge Scott Collier set bail at $1 million. Arraignment for Godinez is scheduled for Friday, the same day his alleged girlfriend, Joanna Kyrstin May Speaks, 22, is scheduled to be arraigned on identical charges. Defense attorney Matt Hoff was appointed to represent Godinez.Godinez appeared in a green suicide smock, so-named because its tear-resistant fabric makes it difficult for a prisoner to fashion into a noose.He was apprehended Friday in the Central Washington town of Grandview by U.S. marshals and transported to Clark County on Tuesday.Vancouver police previously recovered a stolen 2012 Nissan Sentra, believed to belong to the alleged victim in the case.Speaks was arrested Nov. 30 on suspicion of luring an Oregon man, Freddie Landstrom, to her east Vancouver apartment. Once Landstrom arrived, she allegedly invited him into a bedroom and then Godinez allegedly entered, robbed him, took him to an area near Vancouver Lake and shot him.Landstrom was shot multiple times before he grabbed the gun and struggled with the suspect, according to police. Landstrom was able to flee through a swamp west to Kadow’s Marina, police said. He walked for about an hour before contacting a resident, who called 911, said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.Paris Achen: 360-735-4551; http://twitter.com/Col_Courts; http://facebook.com/ColTrends; paris.achen@columbian.com.last_img read more

first_imgAs immigration reform discussions reach a critical juncture in Congress, immigrant rights advocates are asking small business owners in Clark County to express their support for a law that makes it easier for immigrants to gain citizenship.So far, about 100 Clark County businesses have posted immigration reform fliers on their storefronts, activists from the Main Street Alliance said during a Thursday press conference in Vancouver.The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill late last month with about two-thirds of senators in support. The legislation would increase border security, provide a pathway to citizenship for many of the estimated 11 million immigrants illegally in the country, expand the highly skilled worker program, and set up new guest worker arrangements for lower-skilled workers and farm laborers.It’s unclear whether leaders in the House will bring a similar immigration reform bill forward.During Thursday’s press conference, Don Orange, owner of Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver, said immigration reform activists have been working to put pressure on U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, to support comprehensive immigration reform.Herrera Beutler, a member of the House’s Congressional Hispanic Conference, has said Republicans need to change their tone when discussing immigration issues. Her office was not available to comment Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgHILLSBORO — The Washington County sheriff’s office says a man who attempted to rob a Beaverton gun store with a baseball bat and a knife was thwarted when the manager drew his own gun.The sheriff’s office says the suspect walked into Discount Gun Sales Thursday afternoon, smashed a display case with the bat and removed a handgun.Moments later the manager armed himself and ordered the suspect to drop the gun, the bat and a knife he also was carrying.The manger detained him until deputies arrived and arrested the 22-year-old Beaverton man on robbery and other charges.last_img read more

first_imgABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis asked. “We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.”Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men who had deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory in his first news conference as pope, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.The comments did not signal any change in church policy. Catholic teaching still holds that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” But they indicated a shift in tone under Francis’ young papacy and an emphasis on a church that is more inclusive and merciful rather than critical and disciplinary.Gay leaders were buoyed by Francis’ non-judgmental approach, saying changing the tone was progress in itself, although for some, the encouragement was tempered by Francis talk of gay clergy’s `’sins.”last_img

first_imgSTOCKHOLM — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun.Scientists said images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun Thursday but just a trail of dust coming out on the other end.“It does seem like Comet ISON probably hasn’t survived this journey,” U.S. Navy solar researcher Karl Battams said in a Google+ hangout.Phil Plait, an astronomer and author of the Bad Astronomy blog, agreed, adding “I don’t think the comet made it.”Still, he said, it wouldn’t be all bad news if the 4.5 billion-year-old space rock broke into pieces, because astronomers might be able to study them and learn more about comets.“This is a time capsule looking back at the birth of the solar system,” he said.The comet was two-thirds of a mile wide as it got within 1 million miles of the sun, which in space terms means grazing it.NASA solar physicist Alex Young said it would take a few hours to confirm ISON’s demise but admitted things were not looking good.last_img read more

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPosts Load More Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September “We are delighted to welcome such an experienced executive to our team and with his strong background in pre-opening large scale projects, Steve will play a critical role in our success” said Richard Lam, CEO of Hoi An South Development.“Steve is a proven leader with an extensive knowledge of gaming and hospitality across many markets. His commitment to not only building the business, but also his background in contributing to the local community through leading CSR initiatives, is an important factor in his appointment. We are very confident that with Steve’s leadership, Hoiana will establish itself as one of the region’s most successful integrated resort developments.”The US$4 billion Hoiana integrated resort – a joint venture between Suncity Group, VinaCapital and VMS Investment Group – is located 30 kilometers south of Da Nang in central Vietnam. The first stage of the development comprising three luxury internationally acclaimed hotels, a casino, multiple dining options and a world class golf course is due to open in 2019.Wolstenholme, who joined Okada Manila in September 2015, holds an Executive MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and has served on numerous community and business boards and foundations around the world. Vietnam’s Hoi An South Development has announced the appointment of former Okada Manila President and Managing Director Steve Wolstenholme as Group Chief Operating Officer.Wolstenholme brings a wealth of international experience in Asia and North America to Hoiana, including senior roles as President and Chief Operating Officer for the 2,000 room Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, and Chief Operating Officer for Galaxy Macau.last_img read more

first_imgCostco, Facebook, Google, Nasa, SAS and Southwest Airlines are among those named on Forbes’ America’s Best Employers 2016 list.The ranking is based on a survey of 30,000 US employees that work for organisations employing more than 5,000 staff.The listing recognises organisations’ whose employees would recommend them to others as a great place to work, as well as respondents’ perceptions of employers.Employers are ranked overall, as well as by industry.The top 15 organisations in the overall ranking are:Marathon PetroleumGoogleCostco WholesaleWegmans Food MarketsUnited Services Automobile AssociationSASUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsJetblue AirwaysMayo ClinicSeattle Children’s HospitalFacebookMassachusetts Institute of TechnologySouthwest AirlinesDuke UniversityCBRE GroupJim Goodnight, chief executive officer at analytics and software firm SAS, said: “At SAS, we set the bar high for our employees and give them a culture that offers them balance in their lives, while fostering innovation. If employees feel good about their work and their work environment, they’re going to make customers happy.”last_img read more

first_imgA third (33%) of employer respondents believe the availability of childcare is a key issue in recruiting and retaining staff, according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Middlesex University.The study, which surveyed 1,627 business leaders in the UK, also found that around one in 10 (9%) respondents have seen employees leave their organisation because of the cost of childcare.The research also found:12% of respondents cite a reduction in productivity as an issue resulting from the cost of childcare.28% of respondents have seen staff reduce their working hours because of the cost of childcare, and 8% of respondents report that employees have changed roles within their organisation as a result of childcare costs.37% of respondents expect government plans to double free childcare in 2017 to benefit their ability to retain key staff, and 39% believe it would benefit their ability to recruit staff.Adam Marshall (pictured), director general at the BCC, said: “Government must take a clear and detailed look at the costs and benefits of a universal childcare entitlement, to bridge the gap between parental leave and the start of school. This could take the form of a family account that enables parents to select the support that’s right for their working patterns from the market.“In time, this could help businesses raise productivity, and help more parents stay in work. As businesses have evolved to become more flexible, government policy should also evolve; to help as many working parents as possible stay in the workplace.”David Williams, director of corporate engagement at Middlesex University, added: “Our research highlights that childcare is a fundamental issue for many employers. Businesses need to retain talented staff and with the renewed focus from the government on upskilling the workforce particularly around apprenticeships and corporate degrees, it is crucial that there is sufficient affordable childcare available for employees who are studying to help fill the skills gaps.”last_img read more

first_imgNot only did Chancellor Philip Hammond use his first Autumn Statement in November 2016 to abolish the traditional autumn interim economic and financial update, he also confirmed that the government will limit the range of benefits that attract tax and employer national insurance (NI) advantages when offered through a salary sacrifice arrangement.But, while these changes will impact upon car salary sacrifice schemes, the message to employers from providers is very much not to assume car salary sacrifice is also somehow disappearing or being abolished.David Hosking, chief executive of Tusker, says: “Salary sacrifice has not been abolished, all that has changed is the tax benefits for some schemes have disappeared. In fact, given the way benefit-in-kind tax bands have been changing anyway, all that has really happened is the government has brought some tax efficiencies forward.“We have ended up where we would have been anyway in around two years. But what we have also got now is clarification that salary sacrifice schemes for cars will continue, through ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).”Changes aheadSo, what will be changing? There will be new tax bandings for the lowest-emitting cars from April 2020, with 15 new bandings being introduced, of which 11 will be for ULEVs, or those with CO2 emissions of up to 75g/km.On infrastructure, the government pledged to invest £390m by 2020-21 into the development of low emission and autonomous cars and renewable fuels, including £80m into the UK’s ULEV charging point infrastructure. Until the end of March 2019, the government is also offering 100% first-year allowances to organisations investing in charge-points for electric cars.Employee engagementAll these changes, naturally, will need to be communicated clearly to employers and employees in order to raise awareness and increase engagement with ULEV schemes, says Matthew Walters, head of consultancy services at LeasePlan. “We welcome the fact ULEVs have been carved out,” he explains. “There is definitely going to be an education piece for employers, and we will of course be working closely with our salary sacrifice customers.“If [employees] pick the ‘right’ car, in other words if [they] choose the most environmentally friendly vehicle, [they] will not be affected. So it is very much ‘steady as she goes’. Yes, there is a new set of rates and it is perhaps a bit more complicated but, from the benefits point of view and employee retention, the benefit is still definitely there.”While the government’s intention in the long run is to encourage investment, and interest, in ULEVs by employers and employees, there may well be a rush to put in place non-ULEV schemes before the April cut-off, given the nature of the transitionary arrangement. Communication to employees should emphasise that salary sacrifice is still going to be a good option if they opt for a ULEV.Gerry Keaney, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, says: “Salary sacrifice schemes are an extremely valuable employee benefit and the certainty provided by the Autumn Statement means this won’t change.“[ULEVs] will continue to receive the full savings and advantages of these and other car benefit schemes, and we expect the demand for this kind of car to surge thanks to the government support provided via the plug-in-car grant and tax incentives for workplace charging.”There will also be a job for providers to work with, and educate, employers in terms of best practice around ULEVs and to communicate the impact of the longer-term tax changes coming over the horizon, says Lauren Pamma, head of consultancy at Lex Autolease. “What’s important now is that employers not only communicate the changes announced in the Autumn Statement to allow employees to make fully informed choices, but also help to educate colleagues about which technology is best suited for their journey patterns and how to correctly operate ULEVs,” she explains.“For instance, one of the traps we see drivers falling into currently is failing to charge their plug-in hybrid cars at every opportunity. Improving driver education will help employees and the [organisation’s] fleet benefit from the full cost savings and environmental benefits of switching to these types of cars.“The watch-out for employers in the short term is that tax on ULEVs is rising up to 2020. Employers and employees will need to consider the tax burden of the car over its lease period, which is typically three or four years.” Need to know:From April 2017, current tax and national insurance advantages for some company car salary sacrifice schemes will be removed, with the exception of arrangements relating to ultra-low emission vehicles.Pre-existing car salary sacrifice arrangements in place before April 2017 will be protected until April 2021.There will be new tax bandings for the lowest-emitting cars from April 2020.last_img read more