Borussia Dortmund’s head of football Sebastian Kehl insists they will not rush their decision on whether to use an option to sign Paco Alcacer permanentlyThe Barcelona loanee has enjoyed a sensational start to life at Signal Iduna Park with eight goals in just 217 minutes of football.Alcacer’s impressive form has earned praise from the likes of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone with Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau recently announcing that Dortmund intends to trigger his €23m buy-out clause.But Kehl denies this and insists that Dortmund are yet to make a final decision on Alcacer’s future at the club.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“With regard to Alcacer, we don’t have to negotiate. We have everything in our hands. Therefore, we can calmly look at the situation. We’re not under any pressure at all,” Kehl told Sky.“The tendency is, of course, positive, but I see no need for any action right now. We’ll let him get back to full fitness first.”Alcacer is currently sidelined for Dortmund due to muscular problems and has missed their last two games.
Antonio Conte has all the technical and psychological requirements to get Real Madrid back to winning ways, reckons Marcello LippiThe former Chelsea coach is the rumoured favourite to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui in the dugout at Real.And Lippi, who coached Conte at Juventus during his playing days, reckons that his fellow Italian is a logical choice for Los Blancos.“Conte has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club and why not, even Real Madrid,” said Lippi, according to the Daily Mail.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“I don’t know if he is interested in Real Madrid and if Real Madrid are interested in him but for sure he would be able to have Real Madrid come back.”Real Madrid Castilla boss Santiago Hernan Solari will be in charge on an interim basis for the next two weeks as the club decides on Lopetegui’s replacement.Former Real midfielder Esteban Cambiasso also backed the idea of Conte taking charge and reckons he will get on well with Real captain Sergio Ramos.Conte has also previously coached the Italian national team and Juventus.
Harry Kane has urged his England teammates to win the UEFA Nations League in the bid to end their trophy drought after reaching the semifinals next summer.The Three Lions came from behind to beat World Cup runners-up Croatia 2-1 at Wembley, a result that saw Gareth Southgate’s side progress to a four-team mini-tournament in Portugal and relegated their opponents.“It’s definitely an opportunity for us,” Kane told ESPN. “It’s another semifinal, two wins away from winning a trophy, so whoever we play will be a tough game when you look at the other groups.“We are going to have to beat another top nation, but we have shown we can do it.“It is a great feeling, I said the other day, nobody really knows how big this competition is going to become, you don’t really get many opportunities to win a tournament in an England shirt, so we have got to try and take full advantage of that. And it’s another semifinal for the fans to look forward to as well.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 are professionals, we want to win everything we do, whether it is a new tournament or an old tournament we want to win. It’s a chance to win a trophy in an England shirt so we are going to try and do that.”Kane highlighted the Wembley crowd was a major factor in spurring them on to victory.“It’s incredible, I’ve never seen Wembley like this in an England shirt,” he said. “We want to make everyone proud. I know they’ll enjoy this one.“We felt the crowd. We felt their presence. That’s what we need everywhere we go. It felt good. The lads stuck at it, we showed our character, stayed calm and deserved to win.”
Posted: May 17, 2019 Ed Lenderman May 17, 2019 Five years almost to the day of start of Carlsbad’s Poinsettia Fire, symposium on awareness and prevention pic.twitter.com/87gvF2HwW9— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) May 17, 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 SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – In Carlsbad Friday, a timely-symposium on wildfire awareness and preparedness. It came on the five-year anniversary of the city’s Poinsettia Fire.It was 10:34 in the morning. “A perfect storm,” as a Carlsbad battalion chief put it.Four days later, the Poinsettia Fire had caused $22,000,000 in damage. And it could have been much worse, if not for the work of Carlsbad’s firefighters, joined by neighboring agencies including San Diego and San Marcos.Five years later, almost to the day, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and it’s Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance held a morning-long symposium on fire awareness and preparation at the Carlsbad Safety Center.David Harrison was a principle speaker. He’s Carlsbad’s Emergency Preparedness Manager.He told KUSI, “This fire back in 2014 started in the geographic center of Carlsbad, so we had no advanced notification. So we had to do emergency evacuations notices, through the Emergency Preparedness Center, using the Alert San Diego system with which most residents are familiar. But you have to register your cell phone for that. This year, based on what’s happened in Northern California, there’s a new system called the Wireless Alerting System. You don’t need to register for that, but it goes countywide. So if you want both, you have to register for one, and pay attention to the wireless alerting during red flag conditions during these Santa Ana winds.”As for his audience, Harrison emphasized the need for businesses to have detailed evacuation plans the same as families.David Harrison will be on KUSI this weekend: Sunday morning, 11 o’clock. Our program is San Diego People, and we devote it to wildfire awareness and preparedness, 2019. Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, Carlsbad’s Fire Awareness Symposium promotes wildfire awareness and preparedness
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expressed disappointment regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) incomplete analysis on neonicotinoid seed treatments for soybeans and the burden it’s created for growers.In October 2014, EPA’s report indicated there are no clear or consistent economic benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybeans—a conclusion USDA said is not only false, but has again put growers in a position where they must defend their pest management decisions.“As a whole, USDA disagrees with that assessment,” USDA states in a letter sent to EPA in April, “We believe that pest management strategies are made in consideration of pest pressures, climate, landscape and numerous other factors.”USDA stressed that growers should have the ability to use the best tools available to manage pests, including choice in seed treatment and pest management tactics based on what works for individual situations.“Unfortunately, EPA’s conclusions are not supported by complete data nor analysis. EPA’s analysis does not include potential labor and management savings afforded by seed treatments,” USDA states in the letter. “Moreover, it does not consider cases when timely foliar applications are not possible or as effective due to general field and weather conditions. EPA’s calculation does not include any additional regulatory expenditure by landowners, such as costs to revise pesticide permit applications, or costs to submit new applications for foliar spraying.”USDA also points out that EPA’s analysis does not consider other benefits of using neonicotinoids, including protection from the wide range of pests or minimizing the exposure of non-target insects.The American Soybean Association (ASA) is grateful for USDA’s support and thanks them for underscoring how critical neonicotinoids are to certain soybean operations.Click here to read USDA’s entire letter.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the proposed volumes for biomass-based diesel to 2.5 billion gallons for 2018 in the Proposed Rule for Renewable Fuel Standard at an EPA national public hearing.Former ASA chairman and Iowa soybean farmer Ray Gaesser said, “We think EPA should enthusiastically support more aggressive, but easily achievable, volume targets for biodiesel. We see no reason why EPA should not, at a minimum, support biomass-based diesel volumes of 2.5 billion gallons for 2018.”The U.S. biodiesel industry provides energy, economic and environmental benefits, ranging from significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, increased domestic energy production and expanded markets for farmers and livestock producers.By not increasing biomass-based diesel levels, Gaesser explained that “the EPA and Administration are missing an easy opportunity to help the ag and rural economy while at the same time achieving greater greenhouse gas emission reductions – a high priority for EPA and this Administration.”Biodiesel is a domestically-produced, renewable fuel that is proven to achieve emissions reductions ranging from 50 – 86 percent better than petroleum diesel. Accounting for approximately half of the feedstock used, soybean oil remains the largest source of oil for biodiesel production.ASA believes the Proposed Rule should implement a more aggressive biomass diesel program, especially considering the existing production capacity, feedstock availability and price, and the growing volumes of imports.“Given the economic and environmental benefits for biodiesel, we believe that the soybean industry and the EPA should be allies on RFS issues,” Gaesser concluded.A link to the copy of Mr. Gaesser’s statement can be found below:ASA Statement for EPA Public Hearing on RFS Proposed Rule June 2016
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and a diverse group of more than 130 other agriculture organizations sent a letter to President Donald Trump earlier this week, expressing eagerness to work with the Administration on improving the North American market and U.S. economy.The letter emphasized the need to re-evaluate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in ways that preserve and expand upon the gains achieved.The groups state that a key part of the industries success, is the result of collaboration with our closest neighbors.“Together Canada, Mexico and the United States make up one of the most competitive and successful economic regions in the world. The success of this trading relationship has come largely from economic cooperation, integration, and policy alignment,” the groups state in the letter. “In the 20 years since NAFTA was implemented, the U.S. food and agriculture industry has become increasingly efficient and innovative—growing to support millions of jobs. The market integration provided by NAFTA has increased competitiveness in the face of a rapidly changing global economy. Although some important gaps in U.S. export access still remain, increased market access under NAFTA has been a windfall for U.S. farmers, ranchers and food processors.”The letter states that, with a few exceptions that still require attention, North American ag trade is free of tariff and quota restrictions, which helps expand exports.“Because of these market access gains the food and agricultural sectors of the North American region have become far more integrated, as is evidenced by rising trade in agricultural products and substantial levels of cross-border investment in the agriculture and food sectors,” the letter states. “However, barriers still exist for U.S. exporters and we look forward to working with your Administration on reducing the non-tariff trade barriers that continue to inhibit our exports to the North American marketplace, as well as to addressing the remaining tariffs impeding access for some U.S. export sectors.”Click here to read the letter.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its final rule for implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), which will inform consumers of the presence of bioengineered genetic material in their food.“Soybean farmers are pleased that USDA took the time to do this rule the right way. We believe that it allows transparency for consumers while following the intent of Congress that only food that contains modified genetic material be required to be labeled bioengineered under the law, with food companies having the option of providing additional information if they choose,” said Davie Stephens, soy grower from Kentucky and president of the American Soybean Association.
Fresh off four days of meetings in Washington, D.C., Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt said Thursday that there’s strong federal support for a new bridge over the Columbia River — but they also want to see local leaders get behind the project.Leavitt spent two days at the United States Conference of Mayors and another two days meeting with representatives from both sides of the river.“The message I’ve been hearing from our delegation is: ‘We understand clearly where the city of Vancouver is … but we’d also like to be hearing from the other leadership that’s involved,’” he said.He said he’s planning on having conversations with other local elected officials to encourage them to have discussions about the bridge with their city councils, and “be prepared to be more public in addressing the Columbia River Crossing project. You’ll see that at the Vancouver City Council.”Another big topic of discussion revolved around when discussions of a federal transportation bill — that would include money for the bridge — may begin. Leavitt said he’s hearing later this year.
• What: Clark County Fair.• Hours Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.• Where: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.• Admission: Adults, $10; seniors 62 and older, $8; kids 7-12, $7; kids 6 and younger, free. Group packs available for admission discounts daily.• Parking and transportation: Parking, $6 per vehicle; C-Tran shuttle, $2 round trip from area park-and-ride lots. C-Tran riders get a $1 discount on fair admission. C-Tran fair schedules:C-Tran.• Carnival: noon to 10 p.m.; unlimited rides, $25.• Grandstands: Monster Truck Pull, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., free with fair admission.• Other highlights: Wednesday is Seniors Day. People 62 and older can enjoy the free hospitality area with refreshments. A Senior’s Day address begins at 10 a.m.• Pets: Not permitted, except for personal service animals or those on exhibition or in competition.• Send your fair photos to The Columbian.• More information: Clark County Fair or 360-397-6180.The music volume was reduced. The rides swirled a little slower. The lights were a bit dimmer. But the squeals and giggles of children enjoying rides at the Clark County Fair were in full effect.For an hour Tuesday afternoon, a handful of children’s rides at the fair operated in “sensory friendly” mode. The reduced lights, sounds and speeds were arranged to make hopping on the rides a little less overwhelming for developmentally disabled children who are sensory sensitive.“Something is way louder, way brighter, hotter, colder, anything that has to do with sensory is affected by autism,” said Bridget Schwarz, a member of the local chapter of the Autism Society of Washington and an event organizer. “(The event) gives some special consideration to the kids that would love to go on the rides but they’re too loud or too fast or too bright.”The first-time event was a collaboration between the Clark County Fair and Butler Amusements, and the Autism Society of Washington and Arc of Clark County.
Today’s Northwest 119th Street is a major connector, busy with traffic and split by a double yellow line. A C-Tran bus route even passes near here, much to the amazement of three sisters who grew up on the family farm that became the Felida Red Barn. Back in their day, a grand total of four or five cars regularly drove what was then Rural Route 3. “We knew every one by the sound of its motor,” Karen Yankee said.Those days are gone. Many more motors — and drivers — are soon to invade this acreage, as the Felida Red Barn comes out and Kramer’s Corner, a planned-unit development of 48 single-family homes, goes in. The only uncertainty is when. The former Kramer sisters — now Karen Yankee, Carol Hoffman and Glenda Hergert — are pretty confident that 2014 will be the Red Barn’s final year. They’re just waiting for final Clark County approvals of the Kramer’s Corner plan, they said.In the end, Hoffman said ruefully, “All this will go.” Yankee said she hates the idea of watching her childhood home being demolished. It has to happen, she said, but she hopes to be out of town. Maybe she and her husband will go fishing, she said.
The Employee Benefits Awards 2019 are now open for entries, offering employers the opportunity to showcase their innovation and best practice in the event’s 17th year.Spanning numerous topics, including health and wellbeing, mental health, employee engagement and diversity and inclusion, the awards celebrate organisations making a significant contribution through their benefits strategies.There are 19 categories in total, including Benefits team of the year, Best pensions communications, Best use of benefits technology and Best benefits to support work-life balance.Winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party, which will be held on 7 June 2019 at The Pavilion at the Tower of London, where the industry will come together to network and celebrate.The deadline for awards entries is 21 December 2018.For more information and to enter.
WESTON, Fla. (WSVN) – A water main erupted underneath a home in Weston, Monday afternoon, causing a hole to open up in the driveway.According to officials, the break took place under a residence in the Country Isles community, near Royal Palm Boulevard and Country Isles Road.The hole partially trapped homeowner Andres Suarez’s car, covering the back of the vehicle dipping into the water. “The whole rear was already flooded, and the gas tank and the exhaust was already covered by the flood,” he said.The vehicle was later removed, but Suarez said the damage was done. “I was kind of frustrated because this is the third situation that happened, and it’s all in my street.”Suarez said he does not know the extent of the damage to his car but confirmed that no water got inside the interior of the vehicle. Crews capped the leak before it caused any more damage.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Soccer fans will be feeling the beat as Marc Anthony headlines El Clasico.Superstar Marc Anthony will be headlining the 2017 International Champions Cup, also known as El Clasico, during its first half-time show.“This honor that has been bestowed on me, there’s no surprise,” Anthony said. “I’m not surprised that there is a first time half-time show in the middle of such and important encounter between two master teams.”El Clasico will bring together two of the world’s most popular soccer teams, Real Madrid and Barcelona, to the Hard Rock Stadium on July 29 for the championship match.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was taken into custody overnight after firing shots from inside his Southwest Miami-Dade apartment.Miami-Dade’s Special Response Team was called out to the scene, along Southwest 44th Street and 67th Avenue, at around 10:30 p.m., Thursday.According to officials, neighbors called 911 after hearing shots coming from inside the man’s apartment.Once police arrived on the scene, a perimeter was set up and a negotiator tried to speak with the man for several hours, but when that failed, SRT was called in.The man’s next-door neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, was inside her apartment at the time of the shooting. She said bullets flew through her closet wall and door, bursting a jug of laundry detergent.She also said this wasn’t the first time he has fired shots through her wall. “That was with a shotgun,” she said. “It was only one time, one shot. My boyfriend was walking in front of the closet, and the bullet came right behind him. It almost blew his head.”The man, whose identity has not yet been released, eventually surrendered without incident at about 2 a.m., Friday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, someone inside vehicle opened fire in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, striking two empty cars.Officials said the incident took place along Northwest Seventh Court and 15th Street, at around 5:30 p.m., Saturday.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the bullets pierced the two unoccupied vehicles.No one was hurt.Investigators said the subject’s vehicle is possibly a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Police canvassed the area, but did not find the car.If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Members of the Broward County community pounded the pavement in Hollywood ahead of special elections that could result in multimillion-dollar loans to two police agencies.Protesters gathered in front of James Leatherwood’s apartment on Saturday to protest the pricey referendum.If it garners enough votes in Tuesday’s elections, the referendum would give $100 million to Fort Lauderdale Police and $78 million to Hollywood Police for renovations to their department buildings.Leatherwood, who was a suspect in a murder, was allegedly unarmed when Hollywood’s SWAT team shot and killed him, Sept. 5.“This is crazy. They want all this money to build a bigger police station, and they’re not even handling things that are happening wrong with the police in the communities now,” said Chantel Reid, Leatherwood’s mother.The departments said the renovations are much needed. Protesters consider the move irresponsible.If passed, the bonds would be paid off over a 30-year period. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a City of Miami Police officer and a driver to the hospital after, authorities said, their vehicles collided.Cellphone video sent in by a 7News viewer showed the damaged cruiser and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee that were involved in the crash near Northwest 12th Avenue and Third Street, Sunday night.Police said the officer and the driver of the other car were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: email@example.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.