Underfire Spalletti confident of Inters backing

first_imgLuciano Spalletti believes Inter Milan are still behind him despite the club’s poor run of form which continued after a 1-0 defeat to Bologna.Federico Santander scored the decisive header for the struggling Bologna at San Siro, meaning the Nerazzurri have picked up one point from three Serie A games in 2019.“A few things irritated me, but for the rest, we’ll wait until the usual post-match analysis tomorrow morning,” the Coach told Football Italia.“We looked intimidated and create problems for ourselves, even when there is no need. When there is insecurity, you make a mistake and the other team scores straight away.“If you don’t have a strong character to match the history of the club and the stadium, you can’t react. Perhaps in that sense, we have struggled the most.“I thought that we had built the foundations at least, but instead we make really basic mistakes.”FT #InterBologna 0-1The Rossoblu secure a narrow win at the Meazza. pic.twitter.com/Bj6wRTx3rb— Inter (@Inter_en) February 3, 2019Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Spalletti was asked if the squad was still playing him 100 per cent. And he said“I believe so. It’s all about the details and an incident that can go your way or not. After that, keep the right balance on the field, without trying to win the match by yourself or force the ball through.“You can tell the team is behind me, but we lack something in the fight. The others fight harder than we do.”With the club reportedly linked to former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, Spalletti revealed he was unfazed by the fans reaction.“This would probably help someone who was in the balance. It changes nothing for me, nor the type of work I have to do.“It is nothing new, being jeered by the fans, as I’ve experienced it a few times in my career. When you pay the price of the ticket, you have the right to demand something different, especially if the team is called Inter.”last_img read more

The North San Diego Business Chamber endorses SoccerCity

first_img Posted: October 30, 2018 October 30, 2018 Related Stories: San Diego Chamber endorses SDSU West proposal, City Council Member compares and contrasts SDSU West and SoccerCity 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The North San Diego Business Chamber said after hearing presentations from SoccerCity and SDSU West they decided to endorse measure E.The NSDBC has hundreds of members from major companies in a variety of fields including, aerospace, healthcare, hospitality, biotech, and engineering.“It really came down to the financial impact of the measure and how it would impact 75 percent of our members.” said Debra Rosen, President and CEO, San Diego North Business Chamber. Jonathan Halvorson center_img Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter The North San Diego Business Chamber endorses SoccerCitylast_img read more

Man charged in alleged armed robberies with juveniles

first_imgMan charged in alleged armed robberies with juveniles SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An 18-year-old accused along with three teenage boys of carrying out a spree of armed muggings in City Heights and North Park was charged today with nine counts of robbery.Spring Valley resident Ernesto Lamarquez is accused in eight separate crimes involving nine alleged victims spanning the week of April 17-24. Four of the robberies occurred within the span of 90 minutes early Wednesday morning, the day the suspects were arrested.Lamarquez and the three juveniles — ages 15, 16, and 17 — are accused of using replica firearms to intimidate and pistol-whip the victims, according to Deputy District Attorney James Koerber, who alleged that Lamarquez admitting purchasing the fake guns for the group.Lamarquez, who’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail, pleaded not guilty at his Friday afternoon arraignment and is slated to return to court May 16 for a readiness conference. His co-defendants, whose names are being withheld due to their age, were arraigned in San Diego juvenile court Friday morning.The final four robberies took place between 12:45 and 2 a.m. Wednesday, after which all four suspects were arrested in a vehicle that officers located in an alley near the 2700 block of Fairmount Avenue, SDPD Lt. Steve Shebloski said.The suspects are believed to be involved in a number of additional cases in San Diego, National City and Spring Valley, which are still under investigation, Koerber said.The San Diego Police Department previously stated there were also cases being investigated in La Mesa and Chula Vista.Anyone with information regarding the robbery spree was asked to call Detective Sgt. Don Williams at 619-516-3006 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, April 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

LGBT Community Center to host 13th Annual HIV Fundraiser Throughout County

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Restaurants around the county will participate in Dining Out for Life Thursday to raise funds for HIV prevention services and programs at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.More than 70 restaurants and bars will participate in the 13th iteration of the fundraiser by donating 25 percent or more of their proceeds to the LGBT Community Center. Residents will have the chance to participate throughout the day when they go out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks.“We are so proud that Dining Out for Life has a diversity of locations throughout San Diego that are supporting this important community driven fundraiser,” said Ian Johnson, the LBGT Community Center’s director of development. “We are grateful to all that local restaurants and bar owners for providing San Diegans so many great places to dine out to help end HIV.”A full list of participating restaurants can be found here. Residents can also sign up to volunteer with the LGBT Community Center for Dining Out for Life by contacting Cheli Mohamed at 619-692-2077, ext. 202. Posted: May 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:37 AM LGBT Community Center to host 13th Annual HIV Fundraiser Throughout Countycenter_img May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Did You Know about World Soy Foundations Direct Gifting of Grain Program

first_imgMany farmers aren’t aware that there is an alternative to writing a check or swiping a credit card to make a donation to the World Soy Foundation (WSF)—direct gifting of grain through your elevator.Joel Thorsrud, USB Director and North Dakota grower, gives to the WSF through his grain elevator each year. Joel chooses to donate this way because it is an easy process and means the income from donated grain never hits his books.“I just tell the secretary at the elevator how much I want to send to the World Soy Foundation and she sends it,” he said.Direct gifting of grain is a unique way that growers can give to the World Soy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of your industry and the American Soybean Association.  Here are the simple steps to giving through your elevator:Tell the cooperative accountant, secretary, or appropriate representative that you would like to gift the value of (##) bushels to the World Soy Foundation. The elevator will handle the transaction to complete the giftIf your elevator needs to set up a specific account in order to complete the gift, simply direct them to email wsf@soy.org  or call (314) 576-1770 with the information they need, and we will be happy to assist in setting up an accountOne important note: please tell the elevator to include your name and contact information with your gift so the World Soy Foundation is able to send you verification and receipt of the gift.It’s that easy! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (314) 576-1770 or by email at wsf@soy.org. Join us in reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to see our most recent updates. Or, visit us at www.worldsoyfoundation.org.last_img read more

USSEC Achieves Foreign Ag Service Highly Effective Rating

first_imgU.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) CEO Jim Sutter announced Friday that the organization achieved the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) rating “highly effective.”USSEC’s rating is based on its processes, including its Unified Export Strategy (UES), which the organization has worked hard to continuously improve.Sutter stated that USSEC received higher FY16 allocations from both the Foreign Market Development (FMD) and Market Access Program (MAP).Sutter added the achievement is impressive not only because they received more money, but there was more competition for the money.The American Soybean Association (ASA) is a cooperator with FAS for USSEC, and applauded the highly effective rating and the work of the soybean family this week.“We are pleased that our international marketing program has reached this highest level of effectiveness as measured by FAS,” said ASA Secretary Ron Moore, who serves as chair of the Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee. “The entire soy family – USSEC, USB, and ASA – have been working to continuously improve our international marketing efforts, coordination, strategies, evaluation, and success stories. This recognition by FAS recognizes the effectiveness of our marketing efforts as well as the wise investment of both taxpayer funding from FAS and checkoff resources from farmers.”last_img read more

Marypat Corbett Joins ASAWISHH as Program Specialist

first_imgMarypat Corbett recently joined the American Soybean Association (ASA) as the program specialist for the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).  She came to WISHH after five years with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). where she directed the international soy food and oil marketing strategy, promoting the use of U.S. soy as a food ingredient.Corbett’s diverse professional agricultural background also includes having been responsible for The Pillsbury Company’s U.S. on-farm sales division’s marketing plan and running a regional profit center which specialized in repurposing food and beverage industry by-products into livestock feed. She subsequently joined Kynetec/Doane Marketing Research, where she created and deployed the global marketing strategy for their agronomic market intelligence division, working with the global seed and pesticide industry, the US-EPA and multiple divisions within the USDA.Corbett’s WISHH responsibilities include supporting several WISHH U.S. Departmetn of Agriculture (USDA)/Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) funded Food For Progress programs in Africa and Asia, as well as coordinating WISHH’s Cochran Fellowship Program and USDA/FAS United Export Strategy 2019 submission. Originally from Chicago, Corbett launched her agricultural career with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture/animal industries and a minor in journalism from Southern Illinois University.  She and her husband, Cecil, are active in several faith based initiatives in the St. Louis region and train, show and race their Irish Wolfhounds.last_img read more

Vancouver teen sentenced to 18 months in gang confrontation

first_imgA Vancouver 16-year-old was sentenced Monday to spend 18 months in a juvenile institution for firing five rounds at a man during a gang confrontation this spring.Initially charged with second-degree attempted murder, Zachery A. Flores pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon enhancement.Flores was involved in an altercation May 17 that started when his friend was fighting another man in the 3700 block of East 18th Street in central Vancouver. Flores then displayed a handgun to protect his friend, said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu. Flores fired numerous rounds in the direction of the man, Erick Butler, who had taken cover behind a vehicle. Butler wasn’t injured, but a bystander not involved in the altercation was struck by an errant round. The bullet grazed his arm and he didn’t suffer serious injuries, Vu said.Flores was charged in connection with shooting at Butler, not the bystander; the deputy prosecutor said the bystander did not want to cooperate with authorities or take part in any prosecution.Butler was charged with chasing Flores with a gun in his hand. His trial is set for Nov. 28. However, Vu said he expects Butler to also resolve his case without going to trial.last_img read more

Romney has a solid win in Nev caucuses

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second-straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace.In victory, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a sharp attack on President Barack Obama, whose economic policies he said have “made these tough times last longer.”In a state with the worst joblessness in the country, Romney added, “This week he’s been trying to takea bow for 8.3 percent unemployment. Not so fast, Mr. President. This is the 36th straight month with unemployment above the red line your own administration drew.”Returns from 14 of 17 counties showed the former Massachusetts governor with 42 percent support, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 26 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 18 percent and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 13 percent.Still to report its results was Clark County, which includes Las Vegas and often accounts for half or more of the votes in a statewide election.last_img read more

Vancouver council mayor will get no raises

first_imgIn 2014, Vancouver city councilors will make the same salaries they did in 2008, as a citizens group voted to not raise the seven elected officials’ salaries for the next two years.Just as it did in 2010, the Vancouver Salary Commission voted to keep the part-time elected officials’ pay right where it is.The commission’s five citizen members meet every two years to evaluate the mayor and council’s pay, based on population, comparable salaries, testimony and other factors.Mayor Tim Leavitt will continue to earn $2,200 a month; Mayor Pro Tempore Larry Smith gets $2,000; and the rest of the council is paid $1,781 for their public service positions.City council members also have the option to draw city health insurance, and they must pay 15 percent of the cost of their dependents’ premiums.Five of Vancouver’s seven city council members provided oral or written testimony. Three, councilors Jeanne Stewart, Bart Hansen and Bill Turlay, asked for no salary increase.last_img read more

Local jobs market continues its slow growth in June

first_imgClark County’s job market showed no signs of speeding up in June, the region’s labor economist reported Tuesday.However, “at least it was moving in the right direction,” wrote Scott Bailey, in his “Southwest Washington Labor Market News” report, as seasonal hiring in construction, manufacturing, retail, temporary agencies and landscaping fattened payrolls by 600 jobs from May to June.However, the year-over-year numbers — less affected by the season — underscored the slowness of the area’s labor market. Dragged down by layoffs in the public sector, Clark County’s economy added a net 800 jobs in the 12 months through June — an annualized growth rate of merely 0.6 percent.If the local economy “were in reasonably good shape,” Bailey said, the county would see an annualized growth rate of 2.5 percent to 3 percent.Meanwhile, unemployment in the Southwest Washington region — Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties — “remains high, and there are still many long-term unemployed workers,” according to Bailey.Nationally, Bailey wrote, economic forecasters are revising their projections for growth downward for the rest of 2012. “The consensus is closing in on 1 percent annualized growth,” he wrote. “While technically that might not be in recession territory, it would be slow enough to push unemployment up.”One leading forecaster — the Economic Cycle Research Institute, a private independent group that studies the business cycle — “predicted last September that a recession would start in the first quarter of this year or at least by the middle of the year,” Bailey wrote. “They are now saying that a recession has started.”last_img read more

City weighs own ambulance contract

first_imgVancouver fire department takes the heatVaried calls fill firefighters’ daySince 1992, Vancouver has contracted with Emergency Medical Services District 2 for ambulance services, and the current contract expires next year. On March 4, the Vancouver City Council said it was interested in a new arrangement.The Board of Clark County Commissioners is the governing body of EMS District 2, and in 1992, the city only accounted for 21 percent of EMS District 2’s population. Now, the city accounts for 64 percent of EMS District 2’s population and 70 percent of service calls, and councilors are concerned that they don’t have any authority over the district. Councilors told Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina to plan on letting the contract with EMS District 2 expire and then the city could contract directly with a private ambulance company. Currently American Medical Response has the contract for EMS District 2, and they would be able to bid.Councilors said that while the city doesn’t pay for ambulance services — AMR gets money from user fees, and Medicare payments, which make up approximately 40 percent of its funding — they would like to work directly with the ambulance company. EMS District 2 could enter into an agreement with the city, which would mean the same ambulance company would cover most of the county. The only change would be that the Vancouver City Council, and not the Clark County commissioners, would be in charge of the city service area. Having sole governance, Molina told the council, would maximize the city’s flexibility regarding service levels and facilitate a close relationship with the ambulance service provider.Currently, AMR responds to all calls in the county except in Camas and Washougal and the area serviced by North Country EMS.last_img read more

Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

first_imgKey dates in the case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted in the slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher.— Nov. 2, 2007: The body of Kercher, 21, is found in her apartment in Perugia, Italy. Investigators say she was killed the night before.— Nov. 6, 2007: Knox is arrested with then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, the Congolese owner of pub where Knox occasionally worked.— Nov. 20, 2007: Lumumba, implicated by Knox statements to police, is released from jail for lack of evidence.— Dec. 6, 2007: Ivory Coast national Rudy Hermann Guede is extradited from Germany and jailed on arrival in Italy.— Oct. 28, 2008: Judge indicts Knox and Sollecito on murder and sexual assault charges. Guede, who was granted a fast-track trial, is convicted of murder and sexual assault and sentenced to 30 years in prison.— Jan. 16, 2009: Trial of Knox and Sollecito opens in Perugia.— June 12, 2009: Knox takes stand; tells court she was shocked by Kercher’s death, offers alibi, says police beat her into making false statement.— Dec. 4, 2009: Court finds Knox guilty of murder and sexual assault, sentences her to 26 years in prison. Sollecito is convicted of same charges and sentenced to 25 years.— Dec. 22, 2009: Appeals court upholds Guede’s conviction but cuts sentence to 16 years.— Nov. 24, 2010: Appeals trial for Knox and Sollecito opens in Perugia.— Dec. 16, 2010: Italy’s highest criminal court upholds Guede’s conviction and 16-year prison sentence.— June 29, 2011: Independent forensic report ordered by the appeals court finds much of the DNA evidence used to convict Knox and Sollecito is unreliable.— Oct. 3, 2011: Appeals court clears Knox, Sollecito of murder convictions, orders them freed immediately— March 26, 2013: Italy’s highest criminal court overturns acquittal of Knox and Sollecito, orders new trial.SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox’s memoir and interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer will go on as planned, despite an Italian court overturning her 2011 murder acquittal.Italy’s highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Knox and former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.Spokesman David Ford says an ABC News Primetime Special scheduled to air April 30 is moving forward as planned. It will be the first in-depth interview Knox has given since returning to Seattle.last_img read more

No hepatitis cases traced to PeaceHealth hospital

first_imgPreviously: Clark County Public Health and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center advised 936 former hospital patients to be tested for hepatitis C. An investigation revealed they may have been exposed to the disease through the actions of a former hospital employee.What’s new: Hospital and public health officials said the joint investigation produced no evidence patients were exposed to the hepatitis C virus at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.What’s next: Public health and hospital officials will continue to monitor hepatitis C cases reported in the county and among hospital patients to determine whether any links exist.A joint investigation by Clark County Public Health and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center concluded no patients were exposed to hepatitis C at the hospital. The news, announced Wednesday, came after officials from the two organizations wrapped up an investigation that spanned six months and encompassed more than 900 patients who visited the hospital over a two-year period ending in February.“We have no evidence that would link any exposure to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center,” said Sy Johnson, the hospital’s chief executive officer.The investigation was launched when a couple of hospital employees alerted officials in February to strange behavior from a co-worker whom they said was exhibiting signs of substance abuse. Hospital officials suspected the employee was diverting drugs at the hospital for personal use and immediately removed the employee from patient care. The employee, whose name, job title and gender was not released, left the organization in March.Hospital and public health officials reviewed patient files created during the course of the employee’s tenure and found that a person with no known risk factors for hepatitis C was diagnosed with the virus in December 2012, a few months after receiving care at the hospital.That discovery prompted officials to send certified letters urging hundreds of former hospital patients to undergo hepatitis C testing as a precaution.“We did what we did in the interest of patient safety and an abundance of caution,” Johnson said.The hospital would not say if the former employee was infected with hepatitis C, citing privacy rules, and said it did not have any evidence the former employee infected any patients with the virus. Officials said they had only “reasonable suspicion” of drug diversion. The subsequent investigation did not reveal any additional facts to support or discredit that suspicion, Johnson said.last_img read more

Pancake Breakfast draws crowd to Clark County Sheriffs Office

first_imgA steady crowd of law enforcement and community members visited the Clark County Sheriff’s Office this morning for the agency’s annual pancake breakfast.The agency hosted the breakfast, which offers a meal for a suggested donation of $5 and a silent auction. The proceeds of the breakfast benefit Santa’s Posse, which collects and distributes toys and food to less fortunate families in Clark County.During this year’s event, Sheriff Garry Lucas handed over his pancake-making duties to Sheriff-elect Chuck Atkins in a ceremonial “passing of the spatula.”last_img read more

Chinas Tencent invests US100 million into Indian fantasy sports platform Dream11

first_img Caesars enters US$17.3 billion merger agreement with Eldorado Resorts The company was known to be looking for investment opportunities within the Indian online gaming market, which is seen as one of the fastest growing markets in the world. TechCircle claims that Tencent is looking to invest at least another US$100 million in India with the goal of owning one-third of all Indian online gamers by 2020.Dream11 currently has around 41 million users, its management claims, with the platform offering a range of fantasy sports options including fantasy cricket, football and basketball among others.“Our goal is to create awareness around fantasy sport in the country and keep getting more of India’s 800 million sport fans to play fantasy sport on Dream11,” a spokesperson told TechCircle.According to a report by the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG) and market research firm AC Nielsen, around 100 million Indians will play fantasy sports in some form by 2019.It is believed that Dream11 will use its U$100 million funding boost to significantly increase its marketing efforts.Tencent, best known for its social media platform WeChat, is the world’s largest gaming company and the second largest company of any kind in China behind only Alibaba. Load More Indian fantasy sports platform Dream11 is now the most valuable online gaming company in India and among the biggest in the world after China’s tech giant Tencent invested more than US$100 million to acquire a significant stake.According to a report by TechCircle, Tencent led a substantial round of investment in Dream11 which included current stakeholders Kalaari Capital and private equity firm Multiples Alternate Asset Management, although Tencent was responsible for the vast majority of funding. Melco Resorts buys 19.99% stake in Australia’s Crown as former partners reunite Carl Icahn increases stake to become Caesars Entertainment’s largest shareholder RelatedPostslast_img read more

Great expectations for regions surrounding the OsakaKansai Expo 2025

first_img Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move As reported by the Mainichi Shimbun, the name of the organization is prefixed with “Kansai” and there are great expectations that it will boost inbound foreign visitors to neighboring areas such as Wakayama, which along with Osaka is hoping to be chosen as one of three sites for IR development, and Kobe, the self-proclaimed “Medical Industrial City.”Wakayama intends to partner with Osaka prefecture/city which is planning to open its own IR facility in 2024, the year before the Expo. Wakayama is close to Kansai International Airport and Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka has commented that “the Expo will be a huge factor in boosting tourist numbers and ideally a tour of Wakayama would be ready for those visitors.”Kobe City is planning to make a sea route between the port of Kobe and Yumeshima, Osaka where the Expo will be held, further boosting visitation. Moreover, a satellite venue away from Yumeshima is under consideration for the Expo with Nara prefecture looking a likely location.Along with being an economic driver for Kansai, Osaka Expo will also boost IR bids for the surrounding regions. For 185 days from 3 May through to 3 November 2025, around 28 million people are expected to attend the event. RelatedPosts The 2025 Japan International Expo Association – the organization tasked with running the Osaka-Kansai Expo – was launched on Wednesday 30 January, with its first organizational meeting held in the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building.The association is made up of the Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Prefecture/Osaka City, and is led by President Hiroaki Nakanishi of the Japan Business Federation. Preparations for the Osaka-Kansai Expo are moving quickly with the theme of the event to be “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”last_img read more