For one of Washingtons most powerful men theres no place like California

first_imgCARMEL VALLEY, Calif. – Leon Panetta was still director of the CIA when his old buddy from Monterey, Calif., made him an auspicious bet.During a New Year’s Eve dinner party in the wine cellar of the Sardine Factory, restaurant owner Ted Balestreri sat across from Panetta and pointed to a prized $10,000 bottle of 1870 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Then he raised his voice to his 26 guests, some of whom had been around since Panetta washed dishes in his father’s Italian restaurant in Monterey and picked walnuts at the family farm in Carmel Valley.“I’ll tell you what,” Balestreri said. “I’ll open that bottle of wine when Leon gets bin Laden!”Panetta jumped out of his chair and shouted out, “You’re on!”Five months later, in May 2011, Balestreri received a call from Sylvia Panetta with a message from her husband. Turn on CNN, she told him, “and get the wine opener ready.”Now, after making history by bringing down the most notorious terrorist on the planet, carving out a remarkably progressive agenda as secretary of defense and all the while being lauded as one of the most respected men in Washington, Leon Panetta the citizen is back home.“Washington has always been a place I worked,” Panetta said in an interview from the family ranch. “This has always been and will always be home.”Home is deep in the Carmel Valley, past horse farms and wineries and vegetable stands, just beyond the funnel of coastal fog. Here, his beloved golden retriever, Bravo, who sat in on many a top-secret meeting at the CIA and Pentagon, bounds across the winter clover. Here, an old metal mailbox at the end of the driveway still bears the name, in hand-painted red letters, “C. Panetta.” It’s a humble homage to his Italian immigrant parents, Carmelo and Carmelina, who bought these 11 acres in 1946 and planted the walnut trees themselves.last_img read more

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  • Mbappe aiming for more records at PSG

    first_imgAfter securing back-to-back Ligue 1 titles, an ecstatic Kylian Mbappe feels that it was necessary to meet the expectations that had been placed on Paris Saint-Germain for this season and is now aiming to break even more recordsThe France international joined The Parisians last summer as part of a loan deal from AS Monaco with Mbappe set to become the world’s second most expensive player in football history at €180m, when PSG make his deal permanent this summer.At only 19 years old, Mbappe has enjoyed a record-breaking season himself with the forward having set a new post-war record for France by becoming the youngest player to score a brace during the international break and has become the second youngest scorer to reach 50 career goals for both club and country, behind only PSG teammate Neymar.PSG recently defeated the teenager’s former club Monaco 7-1 to seal their seventh Ligue 1 title and have also won the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions, but Mbappe is already aiming for more.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…“Winning is always a special feeling, a source of pride. That’s what we work for all year long. Here in France, everyone had us down as favourites… but we still had to go out and do it, because if we didn’t do it, everyone would have been on our backs and we would have been the first to be disappointed. We are very happy to have done what we needed to do here in the league and now there are more records to be broken.” Mbappe told the club website.Despite having already sealed the league title, PSG still has to play another four matches and Mbappe is confident that they will give it their all to break the 100-point barrier.“We are all competitors and the motivation of making history will drive us now. We can set a new record for the number of points in a season, we know that we can make history and we’re not going to let it pass us by, we will do everything we can to make history…” revealed Mbappe.The 19-year-old is already aiming for more: “There are highs and lows throughout the season, times when you’re in good form and others when you’re not… when you keep your feet on the ground, when you keep working hard, I think you will always get what you deserve… we have won several trophies and there’s still one more to come… and then the World Cup, so this year could still get even better…”last_img read more

  • Fellaini looking forward to England test at World Cup

    first_imgBelgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is looking forward to facing England in the World Cup this summer and believes it will be a “good test”The Red Devils will be looking to build on their promising display in the previous World Cup by going further than the quarter-finals this time around.With the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at the peak of their abilities, Belgium are expected to produce a strong showing at Russia.But Fellaini believes that their Group G game against England could play a decisive part in their World Cup campaign.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: 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.“Yes, it will be intense. It will be hard work and full of quality. I look forward to it,” he said, according to SportsMole.“Before that, we have two very important games, like England have. It is the third game, so I hope that the job will be done before the England game. I hope that it will be a good game. It will be a good test for us because England are a good, young and energetic team. It will be good for us as well to play against them. They can play because they have good, technical players. They are physical, but they are also very technical so they can play good football.On the injured Lukaku, the 30-year-old said: “When (Romelu Lukaku) is fit and he’s in a good dynamic, it’s difficult to stop him because he scores goals. He’s powerful and he’s dangerous in the box. He’s a good guy for us. We have a lot of players playing in different countries for different big teams, so they can be dangerous. The stars are [Eden] Hazard and [Kevin] De Bruyne, but the rest are good players and can do something special.”As well as England, Roberto Martinez’s men will also have to face Tunisia and Panama in Group G.last_img read more

  • Video Ronaldos brilliant postmatch interview

    first_imgCristiano Ronaldo was gracious in defeat on Saturday to Uruguay and took the opportunity to congratulate them on their success and revealed that his Portugal team can leave Russia with their “heads held high”The Real Madrid’s superstar’s bid to add the World Cup trophy to his cabinet came to an end at the Fisht Stadium with an Edinson Cavani brace sealing Portugal’s fate as Uruguay progressed for a quarter-final tie with France.This summer’s World Cup may realistically have been Ronaldo’s final chance to claim football’s most prestigious trophy due to the fact that he will be 37 come the beginning of the next tournament in Qatar in four years time.But the 33-year-old took the blow very well and even helped the injured Cavani off the pitch after the two-goal hero injured his calf and later gave a touching post-match interview where he congratulated Portugal’s opponents and even FIFA and Russia for the hosting of the World Cup.“We must congratulate Uruguay because they are the national team that are in the quarter-finals,” said Ronaldo.“I think we played a good game and maybe we deserved more, but in football, the ones that score the most goals win and they scored two, so congratulations.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We leave with our heads held high. As the captain of Portugal, I know how hard we have worked and we must be proud of the team.“And I also want to congratulate the organisation of this World Cup, it has been fantastic in every way; the organisation, the security, the atmosphere is perfect and it must be said.“We go with our heads held high and we are sure that this team will continue to win things.”In regards to his future, he said: “It’s not the time to talk about the future, when it comes to the players and coach,”“This team will continue to be one of the best in the world, with quality players, a young group, united. I am confident and happy because this team will always fight with all their strength.”last_img read more

  • Claudio Ranieri named Fulham manager

    first_imgFulham have shockingly announced that Claudio Ranieri has replaced the fired Slavisa Jokanovic as their new managerThe London-based club have released Jokanovic from his post after winning just one of his 12 Premier League matches in charge.With just five points on the table, Fulham find themselves bottom of the league standings following last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.Now club chairman Shahid Khan has turned to Italian manager Ranieri to overturn their fortunes.The 67-year-old famously led Leicester City to an unexpected 2015/16 Premier League title and previously managed Chelsea from 2000 to 2004.“It is an honour to accept Mr. Khan’s invitation and opportunity to lead Fulham, a fantastic club with tradition and history,” Ranieri told the club website.“The objective at Fulham should never be to merely survive in the Premier League.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We must at all times be a difficult opponent and should expect to succeed. This Fulham squad has exceptional talent that is contrary to its position in the table.“I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage.”Khan thanked Jokanovic for everything he’s achieved at Fulham after leading them to promotion to the English top-flight last season.“I wasn’t anticipating having to make this announcement related to Slaviša and wish the circumstances were such that I didn’t have to, said Khan.“But our path this season has led me to make what I know is the correct decision, at the right time, for our players, the club and our supporters.”Ranieri, who was fired himself from Ligue 1 side Nantes in the summer, will make his Fulham debut on November 24 at home to Southampton in the Premier League.last_img read more

  • Two Resort Teams Backtoschool Drive

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  • Millions made by Govt thanks to double digit growth in imports

    first_img Related Items:customs, imports, strategic policy and planning No more cash at Customs Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Feb 2015 – There was double digit growth in revenue for the Customs Department after an incredible spike in imports for the calendar year 2014, this according to the Strategic Policy & Planning Department. A report is released on the import performance for 2014 and it reveals that the Turks and Caicos imported 20% more goods last year, over the year before which was 2013; spending some $414.1 million. The 2014 Merchandise Trade report is out now and it shows the trends in imports and a whopping $70 million more spent by islanders on imports over the year before with the bulk of that spending continuing with NAFTA countries, which is mainly the US at 86.5% and showing that The Bahamas is the leading CARICOM trade country with the TCI. The Strategic Policy & Planning Department shared that Food imports increased by 14.1%, Crude Materials increased by 81.5%, Beverages and Tobacco recorded an increase of 19.6% and manufactured goods increased by 36.8%. All of this importation meant an 8.6% increase at government treasury on customs duties. The Customs processing fee brought in over $8 million more in 2014; an increase of 35.6% while the duty on those imports raked in an additional $7 million for government. It is anticipated that imports will grow another 15% for this calendar year. You can see the full report in the trade section of the department’s website or by logging onto MagneticMediaonTV.com.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Coming Soon Scanners at the Shipping Portslast_img read more

  • TCIG Recognizes its Resources During Social Work Month

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ministry of environment and hom, social work month Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Mar 2015 – March 2015 marks the celebration of Social Work Month. This is indeed a significant celebration and recognition of the numerous contributions which Social Workers throughout the world have made in communities, government, schools and families.The Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs takes this opportunity to recognize our Social Workers within the Turks and Caicos Islands for their dedication and commitment in helping to bring about social change and stand up against social injustice.This week, we tip our hats and salute Social Workers Ruthamae Campbell and Mr. Calvert Hamilton for their contributions to the Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs over the years.Mrs. Ruthamae Campbell / Assistant Social WorkerDSD & GA / North and Middle CaicosServing capacity – 12 yearsMrs. Campbell was drawn to the field of Social Worker after recognizing the social problems that existed in her country. She decided to pursue a career in the field of Social Work. Her goal was to promote social justice and equality among all. She is knowledgeable of Community Resources and able to connect clients to services. She mostly enjoys working with children in foster care, the elderly and attending Court. This year gives her 12 years working in the Department of Social Development, which she takes great pride and joy in working in all areas of social work. Mrs. Campbell, in her capacity of Assistant Social Worker, assess the needs of clients and families and make recommendations for changes; with the assistance of a Social Worker investigate cases of abuse and manage assigned cases; engage in Community work which promotes awareness and educational events of the Department.Calvert Hamilton NCaicosMr. Calvert Hamilton / Social WorkerDSD / GA North and Middle CaicosServing Capacity – 7 yearsAs a Senior Pastor, certain elements of Social Work appealed naturally to Mr. Calvert Hamilton; such as counseling and providing care to those in need. Therefore, when the opportunity arose to become a Social Worker, he did not hesitate to apply. Mr. Hamilton also felt that he had the temperament, discretion and knowledge of community resources necessary to be a Social Worker and link clients to services. Responsibilities include – counseling client and their families; investigate cases of abuse; complete applications for welfare benefits; community work i.e. Disaster management, Child Abuse Presentations, Devotions at school, International Men’s Day coordination; attend Court in support of client. Look out next week for excerpts on other dedicated Social Workers. TCIG Recognizes March 2015 As Social Work Monthlast_img read more

  • Finance Minister controversial comments slams foreign cultural celebrations in Turks and Caicos

    first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Related Items:controversial comment, washington misick Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, So much opining over what Finance Minister the Hon Washington Misick had to say during a recent House of Assembly Debate; comments which came during contributions on a motion moved by Hon Edwin Astwood for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay to essentially amp up the cleanliness and environmental awareness of islanders. Minister Misick said he is a politician but he is also a man prepared to speak truth; and it appears his truth is shared with some others when gauging the sounds of support in the House on May 12; while that truth in other quarters rubbed some residents the wrong way. Some have called the remarks uncharacteristic of the PNP, divisive and insulting while others say it is sensible and the harsh truth. Nonetheless, Minister Misick in the lead up to the stinging statement explained that if the country wants to model the assimilation program which was successfully established in Singapore it must recognize that one, Singapore was not a democracy and that other cultural celebrations were basically abandoned to embrace the Singaporian way. Here is Minister Misick: “We have something coming up in a few weeks called Haitian flag day; we gat Haitian Flag Day, we gat Jamaica Day, we gat Bahamas Day … when the hell we gon have Turks and Caicos Day? If you don’t want to be a part of us we cannot encourage, we can’t support them with all of these days if we are gonna be Singapore. If you are gonna be in this country, be in this country – contribute and be a part of this country. If you want to be in Haiti and Jamaica and the Bahamas, stay there and that’s part of the problem. It is encouraged by a lot of these different groups who are in seniored positions in the private sector, right, who encourage this kind of stuff. We have to send a strong message while we as a people have to make sure that we do the right thing by our country, and by the same token we have to make sure that people who come here do the right thing by our country and we should not be supporting all of these different splinter groups with their different days; you would never see me appearing to not a one of them, I would not. This is Turks and Caicos, if you’re here, this is Rome, do as the Romans do. If you want to be here, you contribute here, if you don’t want to be here, you want to be somewhere else then, American Airlines fly how many times a day? Alright…”These now notorious remarks have sparked a frenzy of social media opinions, spawned a front page article, news reports and a formal solicitation for more views on Hon Washington Misick’s perspective. This past Monday, it was not Turks and Caicos Day but it was National Heroes Day and residents turned out impressively for a Provo wide motorcade. Among the political dignitaries joining the patriotic festivity was Hon Charles Washington Misick. TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membershiplast_img read more

  • Thieves rob Pets without Vets volunteers Reward offered

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  • Five Caribbean countries Bermuda in Top 25 at Commonwealth Youth Games

    first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 21, 2017 — Five Caribbean countries and Bermuda rank in the top 25 in an early Commonwealth Youth Games medal count. Among the countries in the top 25 is St. Lucia, who’s sprinter Julien Alfred made history as the country’s first gold medallist in a major championship. Alfred’s win in the Girl’s 100m final is the country’s only medal so far and places St. Lucia at 11th overall.Also in the top 25 are The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Bahamian athletes have achieved three bronze, two silver medals and rank 15th in the medal count. Izaak Bastian and Lilly Higgs both won Silver in the Boys and Girls 50 m Breaststroke respectively. Mya Beneby and Karra Hanna both won Bronze in the Girls 57kg and 70+kg Judo events respectively. Meanwhile Adrian Curry won Bronze in the Boys 100m race.Djimon Lynere Gumbs has won the BVI’s sole medal so far in the Boys Discus Throw putting the country in 23rd place overall. Jamaica’s Kevin Stone won Silver in the Boys 100m and brought the country to 18th place. T&T has secured 12th place in medal count with a Gold medal won by Adell Colthrust in the Boys 100m. In the Cycling Road Boys and Girls Time Trial, Matthew Oliveira and Alyssa Rowse won Gold and Bronze respectively bring Bermuda to 10th place.#MagneticMediaNews#CommonwealthYouthGames2017 Queen’s Baton reaches Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamaslast_img read more

  • Zipped lips on TCI Immigration matters including illegal landings in Provo and

    first_img Related Items:#illegallandingsinTCI, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 13, 2017 – Providenciales – No one official is talking about the conditions at the Detention Center which we understand are volatile and toxic, sickness is still at the South Dock Road holding facility say those reporting to Magnetic Media.    It was in May this year that a scabies outbreak happened at the Center, that skin disease which was found in a Dominican poacher being held at the facility, remains a problem according to informants.Last week, two security guards were held hostage in an escape attempt at the South Dock Road Detention Center; it is said the Dominicans and Haitians were motivated to escape due to the unhealthy conditions at the center.   The guards managed to block the break out attempt and the Police Tactical unit restored order.Now, there are reports of three illegal boat landings in Providenciales and speculation about the country’s coastal radar in the aftermath of the hurricanes.   One Haitian is captured, but residents report seeing suspected migrants running around in their neighborhoods as officers are activated to hunt them down and bring them in.   But officials appear to be asleep on the job, at least when it comes to communicating with the media and by extension the general public.No reports, no warnings, no updates, no confirmations but lots of ‘passing the buck’.    Magnetic Media has reached out for some statement; we have received nothing up to news production time.#MagneticMediaNews#illegallandingsinTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

  • Alvaro Odriozola talks about the impact of Madrid coach Solari

    first_imgReal Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola has been featured more in matches ever since Madrid new coach Santiago Solari took over from Julen Lopetegui and he is not blind to the impact of the new coach on him.Having played in the 6-1 win over Melilla at the Santiago Bernabeu last Thursday, Odriozola went on to start in the 1-0 victory away to Huesca at the weekend.He is also ready to display against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday evening.“I have many things to thank [Julen] Lopetegui for,” Odriozola said in the press conference ahead of the CSKA match via Marca.“He took decisions that I respect.“This kind of situation made me work.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Solari has given me confidence.”“I’m feeling good, very comfortable,” he continued.“For me it is a dream to be here.“[So far] I have scored one goal and provided three assists; I am very satisfied.“I could not be happier.”“The goal is to win each game that we play,” he said.last_img read more

  • New Midway District plan aims to transform district into a major mixeduse

    first_img 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) — While the city has been focused on the two November ballot measures to develop Mission Valley, there’s another major development that was before a city council committee that’s been less talked about.The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee discussed the Midway District’s community plan update to transform the district from industrial and commercial to a major mixed-use development.The plan update is needed to prepare for more than 100 city leases that expire in 2020, including the Sports Arena.The area to be redeveloped is bordered by the airport, interstates 5 and 8, Laurel Street and a small piece of Point Loma, which is about 1,300 acres.The midway pacific highway community plan group has been working on this for 11 years to create a more vibrant, transit-oriented liveable community.The plan envisions special districts and villages connected with pedestrian and bicycle-oriented streets linked to 30-acres of parks, dense housing and commercial projects circling the Sports Arena while reducing traffic congestion.Cathy Kenton is chair of the planning group.“To create areas where people can live, and work and shop without having to get into a car and drive great distances,” Kenton said.The new streets to be created will be smaller blocks that circle the sports arena.“The city planners believe by cutting additional streets thru it will make more mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and auto drivers,” she said.The planning group says much more is needed to reduce traffic congestion.“It doesn’t address it well in our opinion, we ah, we have asked for better solutions and more creativity,” Kenton added.The idea is to move away from industrial and commercial to mixed use with 20-thousand new residential units. The planning group says the district is a prime location for redevelopment.“We’re close to the beaches, we’re close to downtown, close to the airport, we’re close to transit what a wonderful place to live,” Kenton said.The Valley View Casino Sports Arena is the big unknown so far.“We’re not planning on going anywhere for years to come, now they may want to do some development around it but right now until you can find a new arena somewhere in San Diego this will continue to be the major arena in San Diego,” said Sports Arena Manager Ernie Hahn.Hahn said The arena has been a constant source of entertainment that’s drawn more than 30-million fans.It hosts swap meets, the San Diego Gulls, San Diego Soccers, 35 concerts a year, and soon the San Diego Seals, a lacrosse team.The 50-year old arena came close to moving downtown in the early 90’s but it never happened but it could relocate in the future.“There’s an opportunity to come in the near future with certain groups if everything could come together, that’s a possibility,” he said.The planning group’s concern is ending up with another Mission Valley situation if the plan does not move forward. New Midway District plan aims to transform district into a major mixed-use development Steve Bosh, Updated: 10:20 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Steve Bosh May 21, 2018 Posted: May 21, 2018last_img read more

  • La Jolla business owners upset about overflowing trash situation

    first_imgLa Jolla business owners upset about overflowing trash situation Ed Lenderman, Ed Lenderman 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – Something stinks at the beach. Business owners in La Jolla are upset over how the city is handling trash pickup.Ed Lenderman was live in La Jolla Tuesday morning, where he spoke with Janie Emerson, chair of the La Jolla Shores Association, and several business owners about the situation. August 21, 2018center_img Updated: 11:09 AM Posted: August 21, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

  • Rideshare drivers come together to voice their opposition to AB 5

    first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Lorena Gonzalez FacebookTwitter 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) – Rideshare drivers come together against AB5 to urge action by Gov. Newsom and the legislature to “To Do the Right Thing” & support a solution to save their work opportunities.AB 5 was introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and “creates a presumption that a worker who performs services for a hirer is an employee for purposes of claims for wages and benefits arising under wage orders issued by the Industrial Welfare Commission. Existing law requires a 3-part test, commonly known as the “ABC” test, to establish that a worker is an independent contractor for those purposes.” The full text of AB 5 can be read here.Monday, rideshare drivers held press conferences in Sacramento, Los Angeles, and right here in San Diego to explain why they are against becoming employees. Following the press conference, the drivers will go to their legislator’s district offices to show the real consequences that will happen without a fix to Dynamex (AB5), including a recent find by Beacon Economics that over 300,000 Lyft drivers alone will be out of work with the passing of the bill.These drivers say the proposed legislation will result in a significant reduction in work opportunities for drivers if they are forced to become employees and passengers will see significantly longer waits and higher costs. Plus, they say riders in rural and suburban communities may lose rideshare services altogether due to a lack of drivers.The report includes the number of drivers who would be out of work in each Senate and Assembly district.6,461 rideshare drivers out of work in AD 80 (Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, author of AB 5)5,120 rideshare drivers out of work in AD 63 (Speaker Anthony Rendon)9,751 rideshare drivers out of work in SD 39 (Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins)12,159 rideshare drivers out of work in SD 18 (Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg)·       4,180 rideshare drivers out of work in AD 57 (Assembly Majority Floor Leader Ian Calderon)Gig companies like Uber, Lyft Postmates are used by millions of people every single day but are being targeted by AB 5.The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote that “Democrats are couching all of this as ‘worker protections,’ though Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the bill’s sponsor, in the spring complained that gig workers aren’t paying their fair share in taxes.”The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that California has lost 175,000 jobs since February 2019.The WSJ’s “California’s War on Gigs” article continued, “the gig bill’s added costs, complications and uncertainties would kill more jobs while accelerating the movement toward automation with drones and self-driving cars.”The full study from Beacon Economics can be read here: Beacon Economics study on impact of AB 5 Rideshare drivers come together to voice their opposition to AB 5 September 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 10:56 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 9, 2019last_img read more

  • Ghanaian Poultry Farmer Purchases US Soybean Meal

    first_imgGhanaian poultry farm owner, Catherine Osei-Tutu (second from right) purchased 100 metric tons of U.S. soybean meal as a result of participating in WISHH trade teams (shown here) to the International Production and Processing Expo in Georgia. WISHH leveraged QSSB investments with USDA funds for trade teams and other market development initiatives.Catherine Osei-Tutu, the owner of a 7,000-bird poultry farm in Ghana, made her first purchase of U.S. soy as a result of WISHH technical assistance and introductions to the U.S. soybean industry. She has purchased 100 MT of U.S. soybean meal as a direct result of attending the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Georgia.Using USDA Foreign Agricultural Service program funds, WISHH sponsored Catherine’s registration to IPPE in 2018 and 2019. WISHH’s introductions allowed Catherine to start initial conversations with industry in 2018 and complete the order following the expo. Her attendance to IPPE in 2019 allowed for continued industry networking for future transactions. Osei-Tutu is also an active participant in the ASA/WISHH AMPLIFIES project egg campaign activities, as well as technical training on feed inputs to improve her operation. She is currently the vice chairman for Women in Poultry Value Chain in Ghana.last_img read more

  • Man reportedly throws gasoline on woman sets house ablaze

    first_imgA disturbance at a Sifton home erupted Friday night when a man reportedly threw gasoline into a woman’s eyes and then set the house on fire.Fire and law enforcement officials responding to separate calls of a disturbance and a woman with an eye injury at about 7:46 p.m. arrived at 12315 N.E. 83rd St. to find the house on fire, according to Jim Flaherty, firefighter-spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department.The woman, who had fled to a neighboring residence, had been doused with gasoline, according to Flaherty and emergency radio traffic. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in Vancouver. Flaherty said her injuries were not serious.Firefighters, initially unsure if the man was still in the house, entered the burning structure to search for a possible victim. No one was found inside, and a short time later, a call came in that a man with burns on his hands and backside had showed up at a gas station at 7701 N.E. 117th Ave., about a two-mile drive from the house. The man was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Flaherty said. He was reported in critical but stable condition late Friday.The fire was brought under control at about 8:12 p.m. Flaherty said it did moderate damage to the interior of the house. Crews were waiting for a fire investigator to arrive. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating. “There are a lot of unknowns,” Flaherty said.Mark Bowder: 360-735-4512 or mark.bowder@columbian.com.last_img read more