Aden Flint is currently undergoing a medical at Middlesbrough after a fee was agreed with Bristol City to have him, Sky Sports confirms.The Championship side have agreed on a fee in the region of £7m with Bristol City who previously turned down a £6m bid from Brighton for the center-back in the January transfer window.Although Birmingham City were interested in signing the 28-year-old last August, they were later put off by Bristol City’s £10m valuation.Despite being a defender, Flint has established himself as a good goalscorer. He has netted 36 goals in 202 league games for the Robins, including 15 in 2014/15 when they were promoted from Sky Bet League One.REPORT: Batistuta might coach Middlesbrough Manuel R. Medina – May 21, 2019 The Argentinean legend could debut as a manager in the English Championship after completing his coaching diploma in Italy.Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair has also agreed to personal terms and completed a medical with Middlesbrough ahead of a proposed move, Sky Sports News understands.Flint was capped for a second and final time in October 2010 when he played the entire 90 minutes of England C’s 1–0 away win at the Kadriorg Stadium, Tallinn against an Estonia U-23’s in the International Challenge Trophy.When Flint signed for Swindon Town in January 2011, he became ineligible for selection for the England C squad so was unable to make the final squad for the International Challenge Trophy
Marcelo should be able to make a full recovery in time for Brazil’s last of 16 clash against Mexico in the World Cup, says team doctor Rodrigo LasmarThe Real Madrid full-back limped out of Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia in their final group game on Wednesday after just eight minutes into the game.Head coach Tite confirmed that Marcelo was suffering from a violent back spasm and requested to be taken off with Filipe Luis being bought on in his place.But Lasmar has revealed that Marcelo has made good progress in his recovery and should be available for Monday’s game against Group F runners-up Mexico.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Marcelo had a back spasm but is already better. Now we have to wait for, 48 hours or so, to see how he responds. It is possible [he can play against Mexico], there is not much time but we are optimistic,” said the doctor, according to Samba Foot.“The injury happened during a play in the game, he made a rotation in his back and the muscles got caught.”The Seleção have already lost duo Danilo and Douglas Costa at the World Cup.
Benjamin Pavard has agreed to join Bayern Munich from VFB Stuttgart, according to Sports Mole.Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed on a deal with Stuttgart for the signature of French defender Benjamin Pavard.The 22-year-old versatile defender was instrumental for France at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia where he featured mainly as a right back.Pavard who’s first and only ever goal for the French National team was that sweetly-struck volley against Argentina in the second-round.Fan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.Les Bleus finished the tournament as world champions with Pavard going to be a World Cup winner in his first major tournament appearance for France.Stuttgart are keen to have the defender remain with them for the upcoming season and look set to get their wish as Pavard will only move to the Allianz Arena in the summer of 2019 if both teams can finalize a deal.The German champions were hoping to negotiate a deal for the right-back but have instead decided to activate the £31.2million release clause in his contract.
Olympique de Marseille manager Rudi Garcia has described his team’s defeat to Lazio as ‘cruel and undeserved.’The French club suffered a 2-1 loss to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in their fourth game of this season’s UEFA Europa League, a result which leaves them with only one point so far and no chance of making it into the second round.“We played very well this evening and were up to the task,” insisted former Roma boss Garcia on Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by Football Italia.“It’s incredible how Lazio went into the break 1-0 up, totally undeserved. Lately we just aren’t very fortunate, as we concede chaotic goals.”Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“We were unable to score when we had the chance. I admit in the first game with Lazio, we simply weren’t up to the task, but tonight the lads gave their all.”“It was a cruel and undeserved defeat. The problem is that we conceded right on the stroke of half-time with Lazio’s first chance. We conceded on a ball that floated down from the sky like a snowflake.”“I compliment (Lazio goalkeeper Thomas) Strakosha for preventing us from scoring more goals. The truth is we weren’t eliminated today, as if we’d played like this in the previous games, we would still be in it.”“Now our objective is to qualify for the Champions”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Providenciales, 31 Dec 2015 – There is still some holiday cheer being spread to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands; there were a few later Christmas events including the party for Wheeland Children at the Kareem Walkin Basketball court on Christmas eve; on Christmas Day, Core Resources in North Caicos held a community Christmas fun day and this past Sunday, December 27 there was the Alice and Alice shopping center free Christmas Gospel concert. Now, this Saturday, the Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing will travel to North Caicos for a Senior Citizens New Year’s lunch. Not only has it been arranged for the seniors to be bused to the Horse Stable beach for the holiday event from 3 to 5:30pm but there will be entertainment from home and abroad. A community party will follow from 7:30pm to midnight on Saturday January 2nd. District Commissioner, Cynclair Musgrove in circulating information about the party said the theme is “Out with the Old, in with the New 2016”.On Friday here in Provo, a Caribbean styled concert is set for the down town ball park. The down town jam is New Year’s Day and features Tiffany Thomas & Noel Browne; Elroy, Dez, Melio & Kaz, Prime DJs and Caribbean Music Farm from Miami, Florida. The concert is a ticketed event. Related Items:North caicos, premier rufus ewing, seniors party Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute
Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 3 – WORLD AIDS DAY walk in Provo ended in solemn memory of loved ones we’ve lost, or for those who are living with HIV/AIDS.Candles were lit and according to Permanent Secretary, Wesley Clerveaux, TCI is being validated by PAHO as among the only countries where mother to child transmission has not been recorded for years.TCI has not had cases of HIV/AIDS passing to newborns since 2007.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Nassaudevelopment, #newconstructionjobsNassau, #ThePointeNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 14, 2017 – Nassau – November 2018 is the projected full opening date for The Pointe which on Saturday saw ground broken for its next phase at the site on West Bay Street. The resort, a $250 million investment by China Construction America and its subsidiary company New World One Bay Street, will not only offer a 150 room resort, 900 space parking garage, jobs for 500 people upon completion and a savvy new entertainment-business hot spot for down town New Providence, but says the company and Minister of Works, Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Davis it will revitalize Lighthouse Beach and down town Nassau. Phase one is completed and the soil was turned on Saturday for phase two of the project to begin.It has been five months since The Pointe started and its President Daniel Liu, said they are resolute on providing a world class residences and resort retreat and will bring their flavor to Bay Street, adding to the energy of the strip. Once completed, The Pointe will feature 50,000 square feet of retail and office space, upscale shopping, restaurants, spa, performing arts center, movie theatre, night club and roof top bar. There will be 200 construction jobs for Bahamians during this phase two of development.#MagneticMediaNews #ThePointeNassau #newconstructionjobsNassau #Nassaudevelopment
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, bahamas, umemployment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 25, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Department of Labour has completed a series of training sessions in preparation for the launch of the upgrade to its local Skills Bank and Recruitment portal. The software was first introduced in 2006, however an update and re-launch of this integral tool in the Department’s recruitment process has occurred and plans to launch to the general public is underway.The Bahamas Department of Labour continues to respond to the national concern of unemployment by providing access for job seekers and employers alike through this online data portal that will populate data and accordingly match candidates for suitable and available job opportunities. The upgrade is a component of the Ministry of National Security’s “Citizen Security and Justice” Initiative facilitated by a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Mr. A. Robert Farquharson, Director of Labour explained that the PCRecruiter portal provides the convenience for any job seeker or employer to log in to the portal anytime and from any location. Although, he continued, persons who need assistance or may not have access to get online are welcome to stop into any of the Department’s sub offices and sit with an employee of the Public Employment Services (PES) Unit who would be pleased to assist them with registration and navigation through the portal. He emphasized the Department’s commitment to placing Bahamian job seekers in roles they qualify for and desire and assisting employers in matching their job availabilities with the right employees.Director Farquharson continued that, “The effectiveness of the system is hinged on the registration of job seekers as well as the registration of employers with job opportunities they wish to fill. The inventory of available jobs will be easily accessible once employers enter their job vacancies in the skills bank. The process for employers requires them signing in and editing their registration information; if they have already enrolled in the Skills Bank. For employers across The Bahamas who have not yet registered, they are all encouraged to do so once the portal goes live. They will be able to create or edit job vacancies, view interviews from job seekers or browse the database of job seekers.”“Job seekers must also register in the online skills bank and thereafter will be able to view job vacancies, post a resume, enquire about jobs and update their account and resume information periodically. Also, there are no fees associated with the use of this service”, stated Mr. Farquharson.Mrs. Patrenda D. Russell-Brice, Deputy Director of Labour stated that “the Department also welcomes employed individuals wanting to explore their options.” They are encouraged to register their skills and qualifications into the skills database system. Similarly, students or citizens residing abroad who are desirous of returning home and wish to secure employment options in advance are encouraged to register.She further commented that she is excited to advise that “high schools and other local institutions of higher education, such as the University of The Bahamas, can look forward to teams from the Department’s Public Employment Services Unit scheduling tours and visits to their campuses in order to encourage students preparing to enter the work force to register with the skills bank.”Bahamians living abroad who are considering returning home and wish to begin seeking employment locally are encouraged to register on the portal as well. The recruitment portal will be available through The Bahamas Government website’s Department of Labour page.The date of an official launch to the general public will be announced shortly.Job seekers and employers may visit any Department of Labour sub-office in New Providence or the Family Islands. New Providence locations include Rosetta Street, Robinson Road and Carmichael Road. Family Island locations include Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma, Andros and Bimini. Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you
Recommended for you Dorian downgraded, Ports and Shipping back to normal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Nassau – More than 150 Haitian migrants were captured in waters of the Southern Bahamas last week, and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force reveals that over 640 migrants have been intercepted at sea so far for 2017. Joint Operations involving the US Coast Guard led to the captures on August 9 where 73 Haitians were found on a freighter and on August 11, where 78 Haitians were caught in waters north of Ragged Island; again spotted by the US Coast Guard and arrested by the Defense Force.A media release explains that a #DefenceForce ship-rider supported the first arrest aboard the #USCoastGuard craft; a provision of the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas where our marines are permitted to conduct tours of duty aboard US Coast Guard vessels and to make arrests in Bahamian waters. The 151 undocumented migrants arrived in Nassau on Sunday morning at Coral Harbour and are currently under the supervision of Immigration officials for further processing. Seven TCI men ‘lost at sea’ found safe on Fish Cay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DefenceForce, #magneticmedianews, #USCoastGuard TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, has appealed to staff within his Ministry to commit to integrity and efficiency as they join him in the quest to improve infrastructure and make The Bahamas beautiful again.Minister Bannister addressed “real” issues during an Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon informing employees that each of them is important in the task and that he will be counting on every single person in the Ministry. Eighteen employees who were nominated for the position of Employee of the Year were recognized at the British Colonial Hilton, September 29, 2017. William Brown, of the Architectural Section, emerged the winner.Minister Bannister remarked that throughout recent years a trend has developed in which many have become disheartened, dispassionate and disillusioned in an environment of mediocrity at extraordinary levels. It is imperative for the reality to be addressed.“I admonish you to work as your theme suggests in a spirit of excellence in your respective areas of responsibility. I urge you to execute your tasks expeditiously, set daily goals, plan, prioritize and take pride in the delivery of quality service to our people.“During the upcoming year I will be pushing many of you like you have never been pushed before.“There will also be many changes in the Ministry. When these things happen please don’t get upset with the Minister. Bear with me, work with me and I guarantee you that very soon this entire country will appreciate that the Ministry of Public Works has the most exceptional staff in the public service,” he said.He informed the nominees that their efforts and merits have not gone unnoticed and they should consider themselves “champions.” He paid tribute to them for opting to rise above the status quo and mediocrity.On behalf of Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, his Cabinet colleagues and the Bahamian people, Minister Bannister thanked the nominees for their outstanding service.The nominees are: Ritchie Alcie, Seth Apau, Jody Bootle, William Brown, Samuel Cox, Edgar Fernander, Anthony Fowler, Thomas Frazier, Carolee Lightbourne, Joseph Lightbourne, Bertram Mackey, James Pratt, Elvis Reckley, Deon Robinson, Sandra Rolle, Robert Seymour, Orlando Strachan and Sharon Stubbs.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Caption: The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, gives the keynote address. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
KUSI Newsroom, Small brush fires in San Ysidro causes road closures Posted: April 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN YSIDRO (KUSI) — Multiple small brush fires in San Ysidro Sunday forced authorities to shut down lanes and connector ramps of two freeways before firefighters could get the situation under control.The brushers were first reported at 2:35 p.m. near Via de la Bandola, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson Monica Munoz. The street runs adjacent to the eastbound lanes of State Route 905, just west of its junction with Interstate 805.California Highway Patrol officers began shutting down eastbound SR-905 about 10 minutes later and also closed transition roads from Interstate 805 and Picador Boulevard onto SR-905.The fires were knocked down by 3:25 p.m., Munoz said.No structures were threatened and no one was injured, she said.Munoz said there was no word on what may have caused the fires. A CHP incident log indicated that officers made contact with a possible suspect, but it’s unclear if anyone was arrested.All lanes were reopened by 4:12 p.m., according to the CHP. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 22, 2018
With the introduction of the compromise on GMO labeling from Senate Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow on Thursday, so begins the both big and important task of turning up the volume on the Senate to ensure that we get the result we want on this bill when it comes to the floor for a vote next week. The American Soybean Association (ASA) fully supports the Roberts/Stabenow bill, and will work each Senate office to encourage their support as well. ASA loaded an email template into the Soy Action Center for you and farmers in your states to contact their Senate offices directly. Once the Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food has its toll-free number up and running on Monday, we will add that information to the daily action alerts that we will send. In the meantime, please get an early jump on contacting your Senators.This is an effort in which we need all 25,000 members engaged, as each of us knows the importance of this technology to the industry. Please do not assume that simply because your Senator hails from a farm state that he or she is on board.Emails and calls are needed to all 60 soy-state Senate offices repeatedly until this legislation passes. Additionally, please pass on any intelligence you gather in response to your contacts with the ASA DC team, as it will help us greatly in our work on this end.
Innovations in plant breeding (PBI), global low-level presence (LLP) and biotechnology policy both domestically and abroad were on the agenda in Raleigh, N.C., this week as members of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Biotech Working Group met for their annual winter meeting. Hosted by Bayer CropScience, the meeting gave farmers and industry members an opportunity to explore many of the most pressing issues within the field of biotechnology and examine how these issues affect soybean farmers.The discussion was thought provoking, informative and included updates on Part 340 and the coordinated framework.Ali Scott, Global Head of Regulatory Seeds, Bayer Crop Science provided led a session on LLP and the Global Low Level Presence Initiative. Rounding out the meeting were updates on the International Soy Grower Alliance and GMO Labeling Implementation and the Advanced Notice Proposed Rulemaking.A key focus area of the meeting included in depth discussion on the current state of the regulatory process in China and the EU with the goal of defining new approaches and opportunities to speed up the process.Grower members of the Biotech Working Group also had the opportunity to meet with Bayer Crop Science and tour their facility in Research Triangle Park.ASA’s Biotech Working Group provides a consultative forum for the soy biotech industry to meet with key soybean industry and grower leadership on a consistent basis. The forum provides grower leaders the opportunity to review the progress of individual company traits, engage in dialogue and provide feedback along with the needed support and advocacy to advance approvals for new technologies.The next meeting of the Biotech Working Group will be Sept. 6 – 8 2017 in Minneapolis, Minn.
When a pickup carrying three people lurched out of control on a gravel road and hit a tree in remote, forested Bear Prairie late Thursday, rescuers from eastern Clark County and western Skamania County began searching for them.Someone from the truck called 911 about 10:30 p.m., but didn’t know where they were, said Chief Scott Koehler with East County Fire & Rescue. There were reports that one of three might be badly injured.“We had units driving all over trying to find them,” Koehler said. “It was a major effort. Some of the descriptions they gave could match any of many roads up there.”Dispatchers with 911 tried using a “ping,” trying to find them by triangulating with cellphone towers, but it didn’t work in the remote area of state forestland.“They were about three miles north of where the ping said,” said Sgt. Tony Barnes with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Rescuers from Skamania County reached the victims first, Koehler said, adding, “They were on a road I didn’t even know exists.”They were found a few miles north of the Washougal River in the Bear Prairie area.Koehler said his firefighters were told to return to their station.Because of the vagueness of the caller’s description, East County had been searching around Turner and Gibson roads, south of the Washougal River.
The Joy TeamPhotos of the eventThe sidewalks at Esther Short Park were filled with color Tuesday morning as the community participated in the first Chalk the Walks.The event was put together by The Joy Team, a nonprofit corporation Michele Larsen founded in February 2010.“The idea is as simple as it was in childhood: Write happy messages, have fun doing it, spread some joy while you’re at it,” said Larsen, who got the idea for the event when walking to work one day and noticing some sidewalk art.“It said, ‘You’re beautiful,’ and it just stuck with me for months and months so I thought I’d get some people together and spread some joy.”Families and local business people decorated the sidewalks with inspirational messages and drawings, receiving chalk from Umpqua Bank and event organizers.Open House Ministries, a family shelter housing more than 50 children younger than 17, attended the event as well.“We’re always trying to find activities for the kids,” said Lucy Gaspar, events coordinator for the homeless shelter. “Today’s actually my day off, but we heard about it and thought it would be something fun to do.”Larsen spread the word for Chalk the Walks through Facebook, where more than 300 people in 22 states and three countries responded to the event and posted photos.“It spread like wildfire; almost half the U.S. states are chalking the walks,” Larsen said.Assisting in the event was Be the Gift, a company started by Vancouver women in November 2007.“When Michele told us about Chalk the Walks, it was a perfect match for our company; connecting people, communities and families without the use of money,” said Angie Cherry, one of the founders of Be the Gift.
Razor clam digging will be open Friday and Saturday at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildllife approved the two nights of digging after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed before noon.Low tide is -0.4 feet at 6:48 p.m. on Friday and -0.4 feet at 7:23 p.m. on Saturday. Most diggers begin an hour or two before low tide. Diggers must keep the first 15 clams dug. Each digger’s clams must be in a separate container.Digging tentatively also is scheduled for Nov. 25-26, Dec. 10 and Dec. 22-23 with final approval depending on marine toxin tests.“This season’s tides are not as favorable as those in the past few years,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Low tides will occur later in the day, so diggers will have to be prepared for the dark during evening digs in fall and winter.”An annual razor clam license costs $11. A three-day license is $6.60.
The video of Chris Gregoire’s speech:http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2012010056Joe Zarelli’s comments on the speech:http://src.leg.wa.gov/news/2012/zarelli/011012republicanresponse.htmGov. Chris Gregoire in her State of the State address on Tuesday said she hopes lawmakers in Olympia can fix the $1 billion budget crisis, pass a temporary half-cent sales tax increase, reform education, approve a $3.6 billion transportation package and legalize same-sex marriage during the 60-day legislative session.Republican legislators from Southwest Washington agreed that the budget must be cut but criticized other aspects of the Democratic governor’s agenda.“While we must cut, we must also find real reforms,” Gregoire said. “We must look for new revenue for the state of Washington.”Regarding the half-cent sales tax increase, Gregoire said that the state’s portion of the sales tax has not been increased since 1983, when a Republican governor passed a 1-cent increase to fund education during the worst recession since the current recession. Gregoire said $411 million of the $492 million in annual revenues from her proposed sales tax increase would go to K-12 and higher education.Gregoire’s sales tax proposal has a referendum clause, so if passed by the Legislature, it would have to ultimately be approved by the voters in November.State Rep. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, said she was encouraged by the governor listing education and safety nets for the vulnerable as top priorities. “I think that’s what most people really, really expect of us,” Rivers said. But Rivers said it is a bad idea to leave education funding up to a public vote. If the public does not approve the half-cent sales tax increase, then “we’re in the same boat that we’re in right now.”State Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, gave the Republican rebuttal to Gregoire’s address and said he disagrees with a sales tax hike. He said reforming taxes and prioritizing spending would be enough to fix the crisis. At the top of the spending list should be “education, and public safety, and services for the most vulnerable,” Zarelli said.