Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that he could have represented either Spain or France at international level, but he chose Gabon due to his desire to emulate his fatherThe Arsenal record signing was born in a town called Laval in Western France to a Spanish mother and he is the son of former Gabonese captain Pierre Aubameyang.After debuting for the France under-21 team in February 2009 against Tunisia, Aubameyang ultimately chose to represent Gabon.“I was very young when I decided,” he told arsenal.com“Players often take their time to consider their options and make the right choice.“For me, the choice was clear. I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. He was captain of the national side in the past.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I could well have chosen to play for Spain or France. I played for the French under-21 team, but I realised very quickly that in my heart I wanted to emulate my father.“I do think that I’m a footballer now because [my father] played the game. I remember I loved it when I first went to see him play at the stadium. The fact he was capped so many times for Gabon, of course, it made me want to represent the country’s colours.“There are some similarities in the way we play. My dad was an attacker at the start of his career – he was very fast. Then, when he went to Laval, he changed position, moving further back.“My father was very strong physically – I’d say I’m less so. I don’t think I’ve been capped as many times for Gabon. So, for now, he’s still the best, in my eyes at least.”Since debuting in 2009 for Gabon, Aubameyang has scored 23 goals in his 53 appearances at international level and was made captain in 2015.
The Toffees guardian has been under fire recently for his poorly-chosen pass to Lucas Digne on Sunday, leaving West Ham United with a goal optionEverton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a mistake on Sunday against West Ham United.Pickford passed the ball to Lucas Digne and this opened the Hammers second goal.And the Everton footballer started to be criticized by many.But former Toffees goaltender Nigel Martyn came into his defense.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He had a good tournament, he really did. It’s a big thing to go to a World Cup, and maybe at such a young age, their fear isn’t there of such a big event. He performed brilliantly,” Martyn told Everton TV.“As a youngster, he does have that confidence, and he exudes that to the rest of his teammates as well.”“I wasn’t as vocal as he is at 24. Even at Crystal Palace, I would still get the odd shout from defenders but certainly, by the end of my career, I found it much easier to do so. That comes with confidence and if he’s got that straight away and he’s got the respect of his teammates then it’s all good,” he added.“I definitely saw playing non-league and lower-league football as an advantage, you get to see what it’s really like out there, you get a good grounding. As a young goalkeeper with more experienced players around you to keep you in check you earn that respect for older players.”
Manchester United have identified Jordan Pickford as a potential replacement for David De Gea.United have earmarked the England shot-stopper to replace David De Gea, should the Spain international refuse to extend his contract at Old Trafford.The former Sunderland goalkeeper has rapidly emerged as one of the best young goalkeepers in football over the last few years.Pickford starred at the World Cup in Russia, as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals, and has carried the same form over to the current season with Everton.De Gea’s contract at United expires in less than two years, despite efforts from the United boss to extend his current, negotiations have failed to make significant progress.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The contract situation with the former Atletico Madrid shot-stopper has led to United searching for a suitable replacement should De Gea decide to push for a move.Reports in the English press suggest Jose Mourinho’s side would have to pay £60m to convince Everton to sell.Pickford will be in goal for England in their crucial UEFA Nations League game against Croatia and he has called on his teammates to seize the moment and gain revenge after their World Cup heartache.“We know we got the draw against them away when there were no fans, so that was a different atmosphere, but I think the crowd will be rooting for us on Sunday and it’ll be a good game,” Pickford said via Mirror Football.“If we win the game, we go through and the rest is history. I think there will be that bit more added pressure but I think that’s what we’re capable of dealing with.”
Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, 09 Oct 2014 (Jamaica Information Service) – Local brewing company, Red Stripe, says it will invest US$10 million over the next five years to set up a cassava supply chain, as it moves to use the tuber to offset barley imports utilised in beer production. “It is not just about growing cassava, it’s about setting up a cassava supply chain. We have a big ambition for cassava and it is going to take a massive investment,” said Managing Director, Red Stripe, Cedric Blair.Mr. Blair was addressing government officials, which included Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, following a tour of the Spanish Town Road facility on October 8. To date, the company has spent US$1.1 million on the first phase of its Project Grow initiative and is committing to invest even more over the next five years. “Our preliminary numbers from our farmers is that under this pilot, we will produce about 70 tonnes per hectare. This means that we will produce more cassava on our pilot farm than the rest of Jamaica combined,” Mr. Blair stated.He said the company’s plan is to get to 2,500 acres within the next three to five years and to employ one person per acre. Mr. Blair informed that the company also plans to train an additional 39 Jamaicans to work on its cassava farms as well as invest a further US$800,000 to equip a cassava factory for processing activities.“The processing plant will be up and running by January 2015 and we will be reaping cassava in February, and so, we will be making beer from locally grown cassava starting February of next year,” he informed.Mr. Blair further pointed out that under phase two of the project, Red Stripe will add another 142 hectares at a cost of approximately US$200,000.Under phase three, the brewing company will develop a second cluster of farms within the parishes of St. Catherine, St. Ann and St. Mary, which will see an additional 200 hectares and plans for further expansion to about 1,000 hectares.He informed that the final phase of the project will see the development of a third cluster in St. Elizabeth, Manchester, and Trelawny for another 200 hectares, with a view to expanding this to another 1,000 hectares.Meanwhile, Mrs. Simpson Miller commended the company for its foresight and innovation in developing such a “trailblazing project.”“We celebrate Red Stripe’s cassava innovation, which is having direct economic impact on hundreds of farmers and workers,” she said.“I’m pleased to learn that the 36 acres under cassava cultivation will be expanded in the next twelve months to incorporate 400 acres through engaging contract farmers. While you’re doing business, you’re providing jobs for our farmers,” the Prime Minister noted.Mrs. Simpson Miller said greater levels of investments are required to realise the enormous possibilities of the production of cassava starch and other products along the value chain. “These include flour, bammy, bread, paper, pills and other pharmaceutical products. We need more companies, big and small, to follow the example of Red Stripe to look at how to retool their businesses,” she added.Mrs. Simpson Miller said Red Stripe’s investments are aligned with the Government’s firm and ongoing efforts to build a new Jamaican economy on the platforms of culturally inspired creativity and innovation.“Through this transformational move, you’re taking your business operations to the next level, while taking Jamaica to the next level as well. Red Stripe is making business decisions that will lead to increased earnings for your shareholders and job security for your workers,” the Prime Minister said.For his part, Minister Hylton also lauded the brewing company for its investment in Jamaica.He noted that Red Stripe’s strategy for growth parallels the government’s national strategy for growth, which is investment in technology and innovation.“It involves reworking your processes, putting good quality management and workers at the forefront and consistency in working your strategy,” the Minister said. Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Related Items:cedric blair, jamaica, minister hylton, red stipe, simpson miller, st. elizabeth, trelawny
TCI In Touch with Bermuda Government Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:hurricane gonzalo World Travel Awards Ceremony , Postponed Hurricane Gonzalo on Bermuda Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE GONZALO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM, THURSDAY, 16TH OCTOBER, 2014.…GONZALO REACHES CATEGORY FOUR STRENGTH AGAIN WITH CONDITIONS ON BERMUDA EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE TONIGHT …AT 5AM AST, THE EYE OF HURRICANE GONZALO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.3°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.7°WEST OR ABOUT 540 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.GONZALO IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH…AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. A TURN TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF GONZALO IS EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR BERMUDA ON FRIDAY.SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 140 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GONZALO IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON WIND SCALE. FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE COMMON IN MAJOR HURRICANES…AND ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR WITH GONZALO TODAY. SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY BUT GONZALO IS EXPECTED TO BE A DANGEROUS HURRICANE WHEN IT MOVES NEAR BERMUDA. STEADY WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN BY LATE FRIDAY.THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSONISSUED AT 5:45AM, THU, 16TH OCT, 2014.
Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl a Joaquin survivor Recommended for you Related Items:bernie williams, bugaloo, mike stolow Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Feb 2015 – So far $700 have been donated to TCI cuisine and culture icon, Bugaloo who remains in Havana, Cuba recuperating after a successful surgery last month. Mike Stolow, partner in Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl restaurant in Five Cays told Magnetic Media that there has been little support for Berlie ‘Bugaloo’ Williams, but that they are hoping for more donations toward the medical costs at the Circa Garcia hospital and even financial help for Bugaloo’s physical therapy at home is still welcomed. Doctors removed the herniated discs in Bugaloo’s spine which were pinching nerves and cutting his brain off from his body; those are now replaced with rubber discs. Since the delicate surgery, Bugaloo has regained use of his arms and legs but has lost a lot of muscle. Bugaloo returns this weekend to Provo; Mike Stolow shared that his home is also in bad shape; in need of completion and that perhaps residents will want to help out there. Again, you can donate to Bugaloo’s or Berlie Williams account directly at RBC bank. Bugaloo is back home, today TCIs Bugaloo in hospital, needs your help
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Premier attends town hall meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPhotos by TCI Tourist BoardProvidenciales, 24 Jun 2015 – The Turks and Caicos and Providenciales have won another certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor, this time for the Thursday night Island Fish Fry. The TCI Tourist Board today informed that visitors consistently rate the Island Fish Fry experience as excellent. Recently Grand Turk saw its own Island Fish Fry launched; it is held twice a month and is jam packed with cruise and dive tourists and the local people who turn out strong at the GT version held at the Victoria Public Library. Tourist Board Director, Ralph Higgs said: “We are honored to be acknowledged by our visitors who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor; this is surely a sign of confidence. We are as committed as ever to continually produce the best possible local experience for our visitors, as well as our residents.” The Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence prizes are awarded when ratings from guests are consistently four out of five. Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Related Items:certificate of excellence, Fish fry, grand turk, ralph higgs, tci tourist board, the bight park, tripadvisor, victoria public library
The Belgian midfielder has recently joined the German Bundesliga club in the summer and he’s feeling at home in his new teamBelgian footballer Axel Witsel has played all over the world.He started his career in his native country’s Standard Liege, then moved to Portugal’s Benfica.He played for four years in Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League, before a move to Tianjin Quanjian in China.But in the summer he joined German Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund.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…“In my career, yeah, because it’s the first time, for me, I’m in the top level,” he told the official Bundesliga website.“I don’t mean only BVB but also the Bundesliga. So I think, yeah, with the Belgium team and Dortmund – it’s the best one.”“It was a big challenge to come here, for me, but I knew I had the quality to play here,” he said. “If not I would decide otherwise – stay in China or I don’t know,” he added.“But I’m really happy. I didn’t expect the team to play like this because we have a lot of really young players and a lot of new players also. Normally this takes more time than what we’re doing now, but it’s good for us.”
The manager feels better now at the Scottish Premier League club after a lot of tension during the summer transfer windowDuring the Scottish Premier League summer transfer window, the Celtic board, and manager Brendan Rodgers clashed many times.But now, the current champions are on top of the table and the atmosphere at the team is good.“I am not one that can hide my emotions very well, I have to say, I was not hiding it very well at all,” said Rodgers to Sky Sports.Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“I think there was a natural frustration there. As manager and leader of the team on the field, you want to keep pushing and take the team forward.”“But you come away, you review, you reflect and you sit and what is great here is my relationship with the board and I said it yesterday at the AGM when you work so closely together, it is only human you won’t always agree,” he added.“That’s natural whether that is in your social life or your working life, you work closely with humans you are not always going to be in agreement with.”“Even though we would love to say we would be all the time. What there is between us all is a huge respect. There has been an incredible collective effort here for us on and off the pitch for us to be where we are now as a club.”
Graeme Souness says Liverpool must show determination against Everton in order to bounce back from their loss at Paris Saint-Germain.Liverpool’s Champions League qualification is left hanging by a thread after their 2-1 defeat in Paris on Wednesday. They have a must-win game Napoli at Anfield in a fortnight to ensure progression to the next round.But on Sunday, they face a resilient Everton side for a mouth-watering Merseyside derby and former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness want Jurgen Klopp’s team to use Wednesday’s defeat as motivation.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’m hoping it’s an angry Liverpool, and they should be angry with themselves because some of them didn’t turn up in midweek. I’m hoping they’re firing on all cylinders,” Souness told Sky Sports.“Manchester City are a special team, and if you’re Liverpool you’ve got to assume that City are just going to keep winning game after game.“Liverpool have to see this as three points and go after them.”
For Nazmi Albadawi and Yashir Islame, the team is ready to add vital points in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they take on the Socceroos.Palestine has been making progress in football, and they have qualified to their second AFC Asian Cup ever.The team will play against Australia, to try to qualify for the first time to the next round of the competition.“They reached out to me a little while ago, like three or four years ago to see if I was interested,” Albadawi told SMH.“At the time, to be honest, my mum wasn’t even hearing of it. She didn’t want to risk my safety.”Palestine sets sight for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Manuel R. Medina – September 4, 2019 The Palestine national team is hopeful the can qualify for the first FIFA World Cup to be played in the Arab World in 2022.“But then after I went and after how much I loved it and how well I did and everything – it was really safe, there was nothing to worry about, nothing really to fear,” he said about how Palestine approached him to play.“It was the most important decision of my life,” added Islame.“My family has the culture from Chile but we follow the cause of Palestine.”“Football is a very important part of this cause. If we do a good job here, everybody will know that Palestine is here and the Palestinians fight every day,” he concluded.
Ashley Cole has reunited with his former Chelsea and England team-mate Frank Lampard by signing for Derby County until the end of this seasonThe 38-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable career in top-flight football that has seen him win three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, three Community Shields, one EFL Cup, one Europa League and the Champions League during his time spent at Arsenal and Chelsea.Back in the days when he was at the peak of abilities, Cole was widely regarded as the world’s best left-back with even five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo revealing back in May that the former England international is the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career.After making 384 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and Chelsea, Cole left England in 2014 for a brief spell at Serie A giants AS Roma before linking up with LA Galaxy in the MLS.The veteran left-back has spent the last two years in the United States and captained Galaxy in his final season before his contract expired at the end of last year.Now Cole is embracing the new challenge that awaits him at Championship side Derby, who are managed by his old Chelsea and England team-mate Lampard, as bid to win promotion to the Premier League this season.“It’s going to be a challenge,” Cole told RamsTV.“I’ve not played in England for five years now, so coming from the MLS in America and a different culture, different way of way of playing and philosophies then coming here where it’s cold, it rains, difficult conditions and strong players in a good, tough league.“I’m again coming out of my comfort zone when I could have stayed in the MLS and relaxed. I wanted to come here and fight for something, fight for a good cause and make promotion. I think that would be great for the club and for Frank Lampard and me as well.“Derby play good football. They are definitely in the top three teams in terms of style and philosophy in how they play. The team play great football from the back, have good young players with a few older players in there too.“I’ve played in big teams with that kind of style and philosophy of press, fight, give everything and Frank has brought that to Derby. I’m looking forward to getting my chance to play again.”Frank Lampard admits Chelsea may struggle for top-six spot Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Chelsea manager Frank Lampard couldn’t offer any guarantees on a top-six finish this season due to the strong competition.Lampard, who played alongside Cole for eight years at Chelsea, is convinced that his professionalism will prove to be a key asset for Derby for their promotion bid.“Ashley Cole is a great professional and a great lad,” said Lampard.“He is very fit and fresh and wants to continue to play.“I know the player he is, the professional he is and the influence he has. In my opinion, he is the greatest left-back of a generation and up there in world football for sure.“In terms of a player in an England shirt at left-back, I’ve played with him and I’ve seen him deal with the best players in the world at big tournaments.“The best players take risks. They have confidence, hunger and burning desire to get the most out of themselves in different circumstances. Ashley Cole is a player that will leave everything on the pitch.”Cole, who is also England’s sixth most-capped international of all time with 107 appearances, could be in line to make his Derby debut on Saturday away to third division side Stanley in a fourth round FA Cup game.Looking forward to the new challenge ahead with @dcfcofficial pic.twitter.com/XFjcFWE8Yw— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) January 21, 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 SettingsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in November in response to caravans of migrants that were approaching the border. Last week, the federal appeals court in San Francisco said the ban is inconsistent with federal law and an attempted end-run around Congress.The administration said in court papers filed Tuesday that the nationwide order preventing the policy from taking effect “is deeply flawed” and should be lifted pending an appeal that could reach the high court.Trump’s proclamation is among measures that “are designed to channel asylum seekers to ports of entry, where their claims can be processed in an orderly manner; deter unlawful and dangerous border crossings; and reduce the backlog of meritless asylum claims,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco wrote in his Supreme Court filing.Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer representing immigrant advocacy groups challenging the asylum policy, said, “The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to short-circuit the normal judicial process and reinstate a blatantly unlawful policy.”Justice Elena Kagan, who handles emergency appeals from California and other western states, called for a response from opponents of the asylum policy by midday Monday.In the first court ruling on the issue, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar said on Nov.19 that U.S. law allows immigrants to request asylum regardless of whether they entered the country legally.The president “may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” the judge said in his order.The ruling prompted Trump’s criticism of Tigar as an “Obama judge” and led to an unusual public dispute between Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts, who rebuked the president with a statement defending the judiciary’s independence. Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban December 11, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Immigration FacebookTwitter AP, Ashlie Rodriguez Posted: December 11, 2018 Updated: 6:03 PM AP, Ashlie Rodriguez,
Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Ashlie Rodriguez, Posted: January 7, 2019 President Trump may declare a national emergency to build the border wall January 7, 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) – President Donald Trump says he may declare a national emergency to get money to build a southern border wall with Mexico.President Trump is demanding Congress appropriate $5.6 billion for the wall and this is the main issue that pushed the government into an ongoing partial shutdown..Trump suggested he could tap military funding for wall construction if he used emergency powers.Trump described the migrant situation on our border as both a humanitarian and national security crisis.Congress passed a law in the 1970’s, the National Emergencies Act, requiring the President to notify Congress when an emergency is declared and to list the powers that are being invoked.Congress can reject the President’s emergency declaration with a vote in both the house and senate. Ashlie Rodriguez
Sasha Foo, February 25, 2019 Watchdog video ad warns of San Onofre danger Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:26 PM Posted: February 25, 2019 Sasha Foo 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 nuclear safety watchdog group has released a new television ad that says the nuclear waste stored near the beach at San Onofre is a disaster waiting to happen.Public Watchdogs based in San Diego has a 15 second TV ad that features shots of the now shuttered nuclear power with the sound of a ticking bomb and a caption that suggests the storage of spent nuclear on the site is a threat to public safety.Charles Langley, the executive director of Public Watchdogs criticized Southern California Edison for moving three and a half million pounds of spent nuclear fuel into steel canisters which are then placed in a concrete block about 108 to 120 feet from the beach. Langley said a seismic event or rising sea levels could pose a threat to the canisters that store the radioactive waste.The nuclear power plant was shut down in 2013, following a radiation leak in one of the reactors in 2012.A spokesperson for Southern California Edison said the ad by Public Watchdogs was irresponsible and “played on unfounded fears.”Retired nuclear engineer Ted Quinn said the transfer of the spent fuel into the protective concrete block was being done safely. Quinn, who sits on a citizens’ advisory panel for the plant said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found no indication that the transfer of the waste into dry storage would endanger the public.Yet, both the watchdog group and Southern California Edison agreed on the need for a plan to move the waste to a permanent repository. Currently, there is no storage site in the United States that is approved to accept commercial nuclear waste.KUSI’s Sasha Foo has the story.
Posted: July 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom July 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:24 PM Crowds gather to celebrate 50th anniversary of Comic-Con 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) – Comic-Con has officially begun. KUSI’s Dan Plante went down to the convention center for an inside look at Comic-Con day one. KUSI Newsroom,
August 7, 2019 KUSI Sports, 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 SettingsSweetwater Valley Little League is in must-win mode as they look to advance to Williamsport and the Little League World Series.The manager, Ward Lannom, joined the KUSI News at 4pm shortly before the team’s next game against Sunnyside Little League out of Tucson. Posted: August 7, 2019 KUSI Sports Sweetwater Valley LL manager Ward Lannom previews team’s next game Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports Tags: Sweetwater Valley LL FacebookTwitter
To make things worse, being targeted is not just a matter of being individually targeted, says Beer. Instead, attacks are often carried through against mass targets, where the simple fact of belonging to a target group, either on a geographic or ethnic base, is enough to provoke it.Ian Beer’s series of articles provides extensive details, in which he digs ito the detail of all vulnerabilities and how they could be chained together to make the exploits possible. Let’s also keep in mind that this was a failure case for the attacker: for this one campaign that we’ve seen, there are almost certainly others that are yet to be seen. A collection of fourteen vulnerabilities affecting almost every iOS versions from iOS 10 to iOS 12 enabled a number of hacked websites to gain control of their visitors devices and steal a wealth of private data aver at least two years, Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) engineer Ian Beer wrote. These vulnerabilities are not new. What is new is the discovery of their active exploit in the wild for at least two years.UPDATE (9/9/2019): After this article went online, Apple released an officlal statement concerning the exploits affecting its devices in the wild, According to Apple, the idea that those were broadly targeted exploits “en masse” is misleading, since no more that a dozen websites were hacked. Furthermore, those websites all focused on content related to the Uighur community, so Apple also rejected the idea that the community of iPhone users might have been subject to the attack at large. Another statement from Google’s in-depth analysis Apple took issue with concerns the alleged duration of those attacks. While confirming to have patched all involved vulnerabilities promptly, as InfoQ correctly highlighted in its first reporting, Apple shrinks the duration of the attacks from a period of two years, as Google implied, down to “roughly two months”. On a related note, it also became known that Android and Microsoft Windows users were also targeted through the same websites used to attack iPhone users. This also hints at a broad effort that went well beyond hacking iPhone users only.Seven of the vulnerabilities affected the iOS browser, five were kernel vulnerabilities, and two were sandbox escapes. Collectively they were used to create five exploit chains each leading from initially hacking into a device, typically exploiting a browser vulnerability, to getting access to private data by escalating the attack to higher privilege levels. According to Beer, most of those vulnerabilities were caused by poor QA or blatant errors that should have never made it into shippable software. For example, one kernel vulnerability was associated to a heap overflow in a C++ method in the embedded GPU driver. The method parsed user-provided data without doing the required bound-checking.Another kernel vulnerability was caused by a code refactoring the replaced a < bound check with !=, whereby the value being checked against was read directly from an IPC message. A similar case of unfiltered usage of user-provided data was the culprit of a different kernel vulnerability in a IOKit public method that performed a memmove with a user-provided length argument. Another really hard-to-justify vulnerability was linked to some "unfinished" code that Apple added in 2014 to implement a "vouchers" feature and that would have caused a kernel panic if called with expected arguments in any kind of test or attempt of use. According to Beer, many of those bugs should have been detected by unit testing, code review, or fuzzing.Beer, in his analysis of the exploits, went so far as to set up his own command and control server to investigate what kind of data attackers had access to after gaining unsandboxed code execution privilege as root. Specifically, he found out all major apps, including Whatsapp, Telegram, iMessage, Gmail, Contacts, and many others, all leaked unencrypted data, and attackers had access to almost all personal information available on the device. Beer notes that although Google identified a number of hacked websites that had been exploiting those vulnerability chains, that does not mean that they were the only ones doing it. Possibly the most important takeaway from this story is that no system can be considered safe, not even one as highly-regarded in this respect as the iPhone, and users should be aware of that. Real users make risk decisions based on the public perception of the security of these devices. The reality remains that security protections will never eliminate the risk of attack if you're being targeted.
Citing the importance of achieving fast track authority in order to finalize new trade deals as seamlessly as possible, the farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) announced today that the group will oppose all controversial amendments to the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, which would extend trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama.“This bill is one that Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden put a painstaking number of hours into, and the result is legislation that represents a broad range of interests. There is enough here to bring lawmakers of all stripes to the table, and we believe the clearest path to passage is one that involves a bill with no controversial amendments that make it harder or in some cases impossible for lawmakers to support the legislation,” said ASA President and Brownfield, Texas, farmer Wade Cowan.More than any other commodity, soybean farmers’ success domestically is tied to markets overseas. More than half of the U.S. soybean crop is exported, and in 2014, the U.S. exported roughly $30.5 billion in soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil. Moreover, the export share of annual U.S. soy production has grown steadily. Between 2000 and 2010, the value of U.S. oilseed and product exports more than doubled, from $9 billion to over $20 billion.