Vardy ready to take his chance

first_imgJamie Vardy had to spend the whole game against Tunisia on the bench and he just watched his team winning 2-1 after Harry Kane scored both goals – but he believes that at some point, he will play.The Leicester City striker claimed that he is annoyed at all by the fact that he has not been playing so far and he is ready to take his chance when Gareth Southgate will decide to choose him.Vardy spoke about his national team position as he said, according to Sky Sports: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.“It’s not annoying at all [watching fellow striker Kane scoring twice]. At the end of the day we are all here for one reason and that is to keep winning as many games as possible.”“You’ve just got to keep going and make sure you are putting in the effort on the training field and then getting into the gaffer’s plans – hopefully, get your chance – and then making sure you stay there.”“The gaffer has said that everyone who is here in the 23-man squad is going to be needed at some point, so you’ve obviously just got to stay focused and put the effort in and hopefully get your chance and that’s when you have got to make sure it counts.”last_img read more

Messi is fine but frustrated Mascherano says

first_imgArgentina’s participation in the World Cup so far has been a shock for everyone in the football world, and especially how is Messi going to handle it.There have been rumours of Jorge Sampaoli’s future being questionable, arguments between the players after the defeat to Croatia and even that the players could be choosing the team for the game against Nigeria.However, Javier Mascherano stepped up to clear the air.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Leo is fine, we all have our frustration. Like everyone else, he is frustrated because things aren’t working out. He’s human, and like all of us, he is eager to change our situation,” Mascherano said, according to BarcaBlaugranes.“We had a meeting with the aim of working out this situation, to improve and achieve the objective to qualify for the round of 16. Unfortunately, all the noise does not help us. We lived in the past with that and now we try to do it in the present.””We are trying to focus on what we can control and what we can control is the game on Tuesday, the situation is complex and we are responsible for that, we try to find solutions while we still have the chance,” Mascherano went on to add.last_img read more

Griezmann I dont care how France win

first_imgAntoine Griezmann is unconcerned with how France play in Sunday’s World Cup final against Croatia – as long as they winDidier Deschamps’s side have been widely criticised for their unattractive football in the knockout stages of the tournament.Following Tuesday’s semi-final defeat to Les Bleus, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois branded France’s tactics as “anti-football” and captain Eden Hazard also admitted his disappointment with how they played against them.But for Griezmann, all that matters is the victory as France look to win a second world title this weekend at Moscow.“Thibaut Courtois, he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion. With Chelsea, does he believe he is playing the football of Barcelona?” said the 27-year-old, according to ITV.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I don’t care how. I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done.”The Atletico Madrid forward is convinced that France’s progress to the final is down to teamwork.“We thought we needed to be a solid block, hard to beat. It is improved over time,” said Griezmann.“We know that we can be offensive at any moment, but the defence remains our base.”Griezmann has scored three goals and provided two assists for France at the World Cup.last_img read more

Azpilicueta backs new boy Arrizabalaga to thrive at Chelsea

first_imgCesar Azpilicueta has backed his compatriot and friend Kepa Arrizabalaga to live up to his €80m price tag at ChelseaThe Spain international became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper of all-time after completing his transfer to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao in a €80m deal on Wednesday.While he has only just arrived at Stamford Bridge, it looks like Arrizabalaga could be thrown straight into the firing line in Saturday’s away trip to Huddersfield in Chelsea’s opening game of the Premier League season with regular number one Thibaut Courtois having now joined Real Madrid.But Azpilicueta, who comes from the same Basque region of Spain as his new teammate, knows Arrizabalaga and is certain he will up to the task.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I know him well,” said Azpilicueta on the club website.“He is a very good goalkeeper. He can reach a very high level here in England at Chelsea, and we are obviously happy to have him with us.“As a person he is a very normal guy, he’s very friendly. He’s very close to his people. On the pitch he is always trying to help. He is very communicative and is always talking to the team, and the defence in particular. He is still only 23 and I am sure he will keep growing.“He is from the Basque area too, quite close to my region. We know each other from the last years in the national team. I have always had a good relationship with him. Our hometowns are quite close and for me to have him here is something special, and I will try to help him settle.”last_img read more

Puel bemoans slow start

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has bemoaned his team’s slow start in their defeat to Manchester United.The Leicester boss insists his team slow start cost them in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.Leicester City conceded a penalty as early as the third minute when Daniel Amartey handled the ball in the box and United’s captain for the night Paul Pogba duly converted.Luke Shaw scored his first professional goal when he was put to through on goal by Juan Mata to double United’s lead.Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the Foxes in added time but it was too little and too late to affect the scoreline at that point.“It’s disappointing for the players because they gave their best,” said Puel, according to Goal.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Of course, to concede a goal just a couple of seconds after the beginning of the game is a shame and we have to correct this.“Our kick-off was not good enough. Our first-half was a good performance with good quality, good pressing, good play forward and a lot of chances. We needed to score in this moment, a strong period of domination in the first-half.“We pushed and we played against a team who were deep on the pitch. Without space, it was difficult.“We found success with good moves and good quality and perhaps in the second half we had good energy to finish this performance for another result but I think at the end it is a disappointment. It is not, for me, a fair result.”“We dominated this game with good play and a lot of chances. With a lot of free-kicks and set pieces, we can do a lot better with these situations,” Puel continued.“Sometimes we were unlucky with the possibilities to score in different moves. I’m happy about the performance but it would have been better to win or draw for our fans. It would have been a good reward for our play.”last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers wants Celtic to fight in UEL

first_imgThe 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League starts for the Scottish team on Thursday when they host Norway’s Rosenborg BKAfter tying with St. Mirren on Friday in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic is now prepared to go starts its 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League season.The Glasgow club will host Norway’s Rosenborg at Celtic Park this Thursday.And after many experts have said the Scottish team will get to the final of the competition, coach Brendan Rodgers believes is time to fight.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I see lots of stories and reports about us getting to the final. That’s a long way away,” Rodgers told The 4th Official.“You only have to look at the teams and the caliber of clubs and financial resources in this competition. However, it’s the group stage and we have earned the right to be there. Now we have to fight to show we can come out of the group stage.”“I just think in terms of where it was for Celtic then (2003) is totally different to where it’s at now, Celtic were taking players out of the top end of the Premier League. So that tells you where they were as a club in terms of finance and that sort of ambition really,” he explained.“It’s a different team, a different era that we are in but we are no less ambitious and we look forward to working with the players we have here to gain hopefully another run of great experiences in Europe this season.”last_img read more

Bielsa drops nonperforming coaches from matches Mendy claims

first_imgThe Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has described Leeds United Coach Marcelo Bielsa as a workaholic who doesn’t tolerate non-performing coaches during training.The French International worked under the coach, nicknamed El Loco, at French club in Marseille from 2014 to 2015.Mendy told Canal Plus via Daily Mail:“Concerning his staff, if he says that you have to place a cone at 10 meters and you place it at 11 metres, maybe because of that you will not be selected in the group to go on the next trip with the team. His staff had to work well during the week to be in the group.Five players who might struggle at Manchester City Taimoor Khan – August 4, 2019 Manchester City are definitely the strongest team in England and for the players it is not easy to nail a spot in the starting…”The first game of the season we did was friendly and we left with only a doctor. He did not even speak our language and there was no assistant coach. The others hadn’t done a good enough job.”There are many stories about Bielsa, now manager at Leeds United, and it’s pretty certain the 63-year-old lives up to his nickname.Sportsmail revealed how every morning, Bielsa and his assistants respond to letters from admirers around the world.last_img read more

KSAC Property Tax Collection On Target For April To August

first_img Related Items:jamaica, ksac, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS): Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, says property tax collections are on target for April to August.Addressing the monthly meeting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) at her Church Street chambers, downtown Kingston on Tuesday (September 9), Senator Brown Burke attributed the development to the efforts of the property tax team in partnership with Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), to improve compliance.She noted that the team has been engaged in a number of activities such as delivering reminder notices to property owners, making presentations at community meetings, and setting up special collection points in communities. “The efforts are paying off, and we are seeing the difference,” she stated.Mayor Brown Burke noted that collections over the next several months will be critical in ensuring that the Council remains on target. To this end, she said she has requested a list of the compliance rate per community, and will be contacting councillors and Members of Parliament as well as community-based organizations, to assist in ensuring that residents play their part.Senator Brown Burke pointed out that the compliance rate, which ranges from two to 39 per cent, is still cause for concern. “This could not be called satisfactory in the broader scheme of things…having raised the bar to where we have raised it, we intend to push higher,” she stated.At the last meeting of the Council, Mayor Brown Burke reported that the KSAC, in the first quarter of the fiscal year, met 52 per cent of its annual property tax collection target. Property taxes are used to provide essential services required by citizens, such as: solid waste collection and disposal; paying for street lights; general civic improvement; maintenance of public parks and gardens; some aspects of the Local Authorities’ administration; and where possible, the rehabilitation of the parochial road network. Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavelast_img read more

Tour of the Junkanoo Club McCartneys vow to establish a Museum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Jun 2015 – The door was flung open, the way was cleared and the curious filed in to see what was left of the inside of the famous Junkanoo Club on Goode Street in Grand Turk. The site, built in the early 1970s and where political talks birthed the People’s Democratic Movement and ushered in deeper democracy for the Turks and Caicos has held up well over the years. PDM Leader, Sharlene Robinson said there are serious talks underway to elevate the status of the spot, which is still owned by the McCartneys.Deandrea Hamilton: “Should this be an historical site, should this be a stop on a tour?”Hon. Sharlene Robinson: “Absolutely, absolutely and I am so happy again that the McCartney Family has decided to create a museum and certainly his tomb, his site, the memorial site. That is one thing as party leader I am going to be pushing for because there is no way on my watch, that the young people will not know the history of this man and this movement and not appreciate the lives and the sacrificial service that were laid on the line and the persons who died fighting for a better Turks and Caicos.”Rev Terrance Smith was there in 1975 when the ‘incident’ involving a gun battle standoff with what were called, ‘oppressive’ and ‘victimizing’ members of the Police Force took place.Deandrea Hamilton: Were you scared, what was the mood like on the inside of the building?Terrance Smith: “Never was afraid in my whole life, ain’t never been afraid of nothing; never.”Deandrea Hamilton: Police are shooting at you…Terrance Smith: “Yes but we’re shooting too. Best man win. We were never afraid of the police, the police were afraid of us and that was the problem.”Smith, who remains the party’s chaplain after the weekend convention, was joined by others from that era, including women; we spoke to Rosabelle Adams who with baby in her arms stood watch outside on that fateful night June 6, 1975. “They told JAGS to let him go, JAGS said not until I get what I want for my people. They reported it to the Governor and the Governor came down here and he stood right over there and talked to JAGS. He (Governor Arthur Watson) sent to call JAGS, but JAGS told him (the Goveror) he must come to him; so he came to JAGS and JAGS told him that he wouldn’t let Commissioner Blaze go until he got what he wanted for his people. Now there were other people here in the Junkanoo, but they came of their own free will.”The story goes that JAGS, a cool-headed, determined strategist etched his demands on bits of paper, invited the Governor to come to his turf for negotiations and finally saw the demands of the people acquiesced to – the British warship retreated, an inquiry found the police officers who were from the Eastern Caribbean guilty of firing first in the standoff and by 1976, James Alexander George Smith McCartney was elected the country’s first Chief Minister. A powerful story… as for what was inside the Junkanoo Club when we went in on the 40th anniversary over the weekend; a combination of things old and new, more like a storage space now, pretty much forgotten despite its heavy history, with one token of those times still handing on the wall, a dart board which the likes of Charlie Garland, also a part of the JAGS era believes may have been from the hay day of the club. You can see our One Caribbean TV news report; go to Opposition says: Govt slow to restore construction industry; 12-storey debacle no surprise Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp People’s Democratic Alliance release song to encourage voter support NHIP controversy sparks rumors of PDM unrest, Premier denies allegations Recommended for you Related Items:charlie garland, goode street, JAGS McCartney, junkanoo club, people’s democratic movement, rev. terrence smithlast_img read more

Royal Navy close by in case of Emergency

first_img Update on the Tropics; System forecast to strengthen CSA Nominees revealed tomorrow Related Items:Department of Disaster Management, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, UK Royal Navy Unified effort to help Fire Victims Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Aug 2015 – The UK Royal Navy could be in the Turks and Caicos Islands within 24 hours if a storm hits. So says DDME Director, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux who told media at a press conference today that the Navy is “close by” in the Caribbean and on standby to provide rescue in the event of a national catastrophe. “We are in constant contact with the Royal Navy through the Governor’s Office and the FCO,” Clerveaux told media today.The ship is equipped to evacuate 1,600 persons at one time and supplied with enough food for one week. Nearly 200 officers from the Royal Naval were in the Turks and Caicos early August to conduct training and emergency assessment with the Department of Disaster Management.last_img read more

Natl AIDS program gets ground breaking donation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – A major stride was today announced by the Turks and Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation for a piece of equipment which will make testing easier and divert spending home. The TCAAF shared that they now have a PIMA Analyzer, a first of its kind to enhance monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS. Also known as a CD4 machine, the TCAAF shared that this “is an essential tool and that consequently, purchasing the PIMA analyzer for the National HIV Prevention Unit became the primary mandate of the TCAAF. Media is told that the analyzer “eliminates the burden of the National HIV Prevention having to outsource CD4 count tests to other countries like the Bahamas and that funds previously utilised to outsource these tests can now be diverted to other essential aspects of fighting HIV at home.” The CD4 Machine will be housed at and operated by the staff of the Primary Health Lab under the Ministry of Health and Human Services in Providenciales. Related Items:CD4 Machine, National HIV Prevention Unit, PIMA analyzer, Turks and Caicos Aids Awareness Foundationlast_img read more

TCI Hospital resumes normal operations postHurricane Matthew

first_imgCheshire Hall Medical Centre:  +1 649 -941- 2800 Ext: 70201/70202Cockburn Town Medical Centre: +1 649 -941- 2900 Ext: 61302/60400 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. SMS Appointment notifications will be distributed to persons with affected appointments tomorrow morning. Please contact our Patient Services Department to reschedule if you do not receive an SMS update. Simply call the appointment number for the appropriate site below. The Outpatient Department and other scheduled clinics at both healthcare facilities will commence at 8:00am tomorrow, Thursday, October 6th, 2016. The Emergency Department remains open 24-hours as usual.  The effects of Hurricane Matthew on Turks and Caicos Islands has been minimal. TCI Hospital remains committed to ensuring the safety of patients and staff at all times. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, (Wednesday, October 5th, 2016) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to announce the resumption of normal operations at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre following the passage of Hurricane Matthew.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Storm CleanUp Budget Passed

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 20, 2018 – Grand Turk – The budgetary changes which needed to be passed at the House of Assembly are done; the PDM Government Administration had reorganized and re-prioritized spending to dedicate monies to the rebuilding plan – and the two political sides with the Governor’s appointed members pushed the budget supplementary through parliament and now cleanup of public buildings will begin.“The Ministry of Finance did not act in haste, neither did it make a determination on its own, that a deficit budget was more likely than not.  It would be fool-hearted Mr. Speaker, that the Ministry of Finance observing the trend in revenue decline, observing it to the end of the third quarter, to project anything other than deficit budget.  Mr. Speaker we were criticized about our open for business campaign, but Mr. Speaker as I said already we made every effort to assist resorts in reopening their doors.”Finance Minister, Premier Sharlene Robinson and her budget team did not have an easy time of it; Juxta-positioning monies which meant significant cut backs and projects being scrapped altogether, for now.In December, the country learned that it the United Nation ECLAC team put hurricane Irma and Maria damage costs for the Turks and Caicos Islands at just under $290m and losses at just over $230m, with additional losses approximated at $38 million.  Whopping half a billion dollars to recovery from the historic storms for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, which is about an entire year’s budget.“The UN ECLAC report has estimated our country’s damages at $289,625,726 (two hundred and eighty-nine million, six hundred and 25 thousand, seven hundred and twenty-six dollars).  And losses at $230,439,488 (two hundred and thirty million, four hundred and thirty-nine thousand, four hundred and eighty-eight dollars) with additional losses at approximately $38,000,000 (thirty-eight million).  This puts our damage and losses at over half a billion dollars.With just two months left in the fiscal year, the monies will go to clean up work.  Reconstruction will not begin until the new financial year which starts on April 1, 2018.#MagneticMediaNews#cleanupbudgetpassed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Milner – Liverpool need to learn from Arsenal draw

first_imgJames Milner says Liverpool’s draw at Arsenal should be “a learning curve” for the Reds after they conceded a late equalizer on Saturday.Milner opened the scoring just after the hour-mark, but Arsenal fought back and equalized thanks to a goal by Alexandre Lacazette just eight minutes before full time.Liverpool extends their unbeaten start to the Premier League season after drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge and goalless at home to Manchester City.“[We are] very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal,” Milner told origi, liverpoolReport: 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…“To be 1-0 up in the second half and not see it out, we are disappointed; with the chances we created, we should have scored a few more goals.“It’s pleasing we are creating those chances, but we could have been a bit more ruthless and maybe not put as much pressure on ourselves not to concede to win the game.“This draw is different to Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn,” said Milner, who reached the milestone of 50 Premier League goals.“But you can see we are moving forward as a team and we are defending well together. Again, that’s another learning curve for us – to see those sorts of games out.”last_img read more

Official Gabriel Barbosa signs for Flamengo

first_imgFlamengo have confirmed they’ve signed Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa from Inter Milan on loan for the whole yearThe Brazilian side confirmed their interest in signing Gabigol towards the end of last month after an impressive loan spell with old club Santos last season.The 22-year-old forward had returned to Inter on January 7 and expressed his hope that manager Luciano Spalletti would give him a chance to prove himself.But it turns out Gabigol has no part of Inter’s plans with the Brazilian tweeting a video of himself playing Pro Evolution Soccer as a Flamengo player on Wednesday to announce his exit.Now Flamengo have confirmed it on their website and added that they will have Gabigol on loan until the end of the 2019 Brazilian Serie A season, which ends in December.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Gabigol scored 18 goals in 35 Brazilian Serie A matches for Santos last season.GABIGOL É DO MENGÃO!AGORA PODE COMEMORAR, NAÇÃO! É OFICIAL!#BemVindoGabigol— Flamengo (@Flamengo) January 11, 2019last_img read more

Halliday is not happy after Rangers tie

first_imgRangers and Kilmarnock tied 0-0 in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round and will replay the match on February 20th.Rangers and Kilmarnock drew 0-0 in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.And for Andy Halliday, this was not the best performance by the Gers and will have to replay it on February 20th.“I thought that the first half was a scrappy affair and I don’t think that either team was very good, to be honest, I don’t think there were many chances created,” he told the club’s official website.“Second half, I thought that we were a lot better. We got the ball on the floor a lot better and we started to string some passes together.”“Some chances came from it and unfortunately we couldn’t take them away so it’s gone to a replay,” he commented.“The message was always at the start of the game that if we keep a clean sheet then we are still in the hat, however, we always wanted to win the game.”“We’ve played a lot of games this season, so another one to add to your schedule is not ideal,” he added.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“At the end of the day, we’re going for a trophy, so tiredness isn’t going to come into it. It wasn’t the best performance in the world but we are still in it.”“It’s back to Ibrox where we have own crowd advantage, so it’s not all doom and gloom,” he continued.“Obviously the pitch is something that they are used to as they play on it and they train on it every day and play on it every week.”📆 Our @ScottishCup replay against Kilmarnock will take place at Ibrox on Wed 20th February, KO 7:45pm.Ticket information will follow in due course.— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2019last_img read more

First woman to command a Marine ground combat arms unit takes charge

first_img June 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – As reported by the Marine Corps Times, a Marine ground combat arms unit got its first woman commander.The historic event took place June 22 at Camp Pendleton, California. Lt. Col. Michelle I. Macander took over as commanding officer of 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division from Lt. Col. Christopher M. Haar, during a ceremony held aboard Camp Pendleton.For more information on the historic change, click here. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Posted: June 28, 2018 First woman to command a Marine ground combat arms unit takes charge FacebookTwitterlast_img

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

first_img Posted: November 20, 2018 AP November 20, 2018 Updated: 5:16 PM AP, center_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 SettingsHOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. As the first of several caravans of migrants have started arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump said an asylum ban was necessary to stop what he’s attacked as a national security threat.But in his ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed with legal groups that immediately sued, arguing that U.S. immigration law clearly allows someone to seek asylum even if they enter the country between official ports of entry.“Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” said Tigar, a nominee of former President Barack Obama.The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately comment on the ruling, which will remain in effect for one month barring an appeal. In issuing the ban, Trump used the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court.If enforced, the ban would potentially make it harder for thousands of people to avoid deportation. DHS estimates around 70,000 people a year claim asylum between official ports of entry. But Tigar’s ruling notes that federal law says someone may seek asylum if they have arrived in the United States, “whether or not at a designated port of arrival.”“Individuals are entitled to asylum if they cross between ports of entry,” said Baher Azmy, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights, which sued the government alongside the American Civil Liberties Union. “It couldn’t be clearer.”RELATED STORY: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to visit Border Field State ParkAround 3,000 people from the first of the caravans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, California. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that it closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the San Ysidro crossing. It has also installed movable, wire-topped barriers, apparently to stop a potential mass rush of people.As of Monday, 107 people detained between official crossings have sought asylum since Trump’s order went into effect, according to DHS, which oversees Customs and Border Protection. Officials didn’t say whether those people’s cases were still progressing through other, more difficult avenues left to them after the proclamation.DHS has said it wants asylum seekers at the southern border to appear at an official border crossing. But many border crossings such as San Ysidro already have long wait times. People are often forced to wait in shelters or outdoor camps on the Mexican side, sometimes for weeks.ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt said that some people seeking asylum cross between official ports because “they’re in real danger,” either in their countries of origin or in Mexico.“We don’t condone people entering between ports of entry, but Congress has made the decision that if they do, they still need to be allowed to apply for asylum,” he said.___Associated Press journalists Jill Colvin and Colleen Long in Washington contributed to this report. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum banlast_img read more

National Weather Service issues extended wind advisory through Friday night

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – High winds will buffet the San Diego-area mountains and deserts Thursday evening and Friday, potentially causing driving hazards in some parts of the East County, forecasters advised Thursday.Due to the gusty conditions, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory, effective through 9 p.m. Friday in the mountains and the deserts.Wind speeds are expected to range from 20 mph to 30 mph with gusts up 50 mph in those areas over the period, the weather service advised.Roadway visibility could be heavily affected by blowing dust and debris due to the winds, meteorologists cautioned. Drivers of large vehicles, such as motor homes and big rigs, were advised to be particularly wary of using desert roads, especially along Interstate 15 across the high desert. Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter National Weather Service issues extended wind advisory through Friday night June 20, 2019center_img Updated: 7:26 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 20, 2019last_img read more