Philippe Coutinho has now equalled Lionel Messi for the most goals scored from outside of the box this season after netting the winner in Barcelona’s final game of their campaign against Real SociedadAfter arriving from Liverpool in the January transfer window, Coutinho had initially struggled to adapt to his new surroundings at the Nou Camp.However, the Brazilian midfielder has had a strong end to his first season with the Catalan giants and has scored seven goals in his last six outings.Coutinho again proved to be the difference for Barcelona in their final game of the season on Sunday with the 25-year-old superbly pending the ball past the Sociedad goalkeeper, Miguel Ángel Moyá, and into the back of the net to ensure that Andres Iniesta would leave the club on a high.GOAL! Philippe Coutinho 57′ (1-0) #BarçaRealSociedad pic.twitter.com/0yja4v7bmQ— Media Cules Goal (@mediaculesgol05) May 20, 2018Zidane 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.The strike means that Coutinho has now levelled his teammate Messi for the most goals scored from outside the box this season.8 – No other player has scored more goals from outside the box than Philippe Coutinho in Europe’s big five leagues this season (level with Messi, four with Barcelona and four with Liverpool). Missile. pic.twitter.com/khzjk9RyrC— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 20, 2018Coutinho capped off his first season in La Liga with eight goals and five assists in his 18 appearances for Barcelona.
New Barcelona signing Arturo Vidal has vowed to bring his “street style” to the Catalan club following his move from Bayern MunichThe Chile international chose to end his three-year spell at Munich earlier this summer in favour of a surprise switch to Catalonia.Vidal didn’t have to wait long to claim his piece of major silverware at Barcelona either with Ernesto Valverde’s side claiming the Joan Gamper Trophy on Wednesday evening after beating Boca Juniors 3-0 at the Camp Nou.And, even after seven league titles with both Juventus and Bayern Munich, Vidal is hungry for more ahead of his debut campaign at Barcelona.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“My career has been based on my childhood upbringing,” said the 31-year-old, via Sports Mole.“I grew up playing football on the streets and my playing style is like that, you learn how to fight and that is a quality I want to bring here, to Barca.“Nothing has ever been easy in my life, it was a tough childhood in a dangerous barrio with my mum bringing me and my five brothers up, it was always about battling and showing spirit. Now my life is totally different, but I will never forget those years.”Vidal could make his La Liga debut for Barcelona against Alaves this Saturday.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino isn’t too worried about Christian Eriksen’s contract talks following their 3-0 win over Cardiff City on Tuesday nightThe Danish playmaker played a starring role for Spurs by setting the tempo for their rapid counter-attacks in the first half and scored the second goal of the match.Eriksen has now managed four goals and seven assists in 18 Premier League appearances for Spurs, who sit second in the standings for the time being.The 26-year-old’s contract at the London club will expire in June 2020 with Real Madrid having been linked with a move for Eriksen along with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.But Pochettino is staying calm over the situation, despite rumours going about that a new deal is far from being agreed on right now.“I don’t have news,” said Pochettino, according to Fox Sports.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 phrase is, ‘No news is good news’. In that case, I don’t know. No news is good news.”Harry Kane and Son Heung-min also found the net to give Spurs a 3-0 lead in the opening 26 minutes of the game.But French midfielder Moussa Sissoko was the one to earn praise from Pochettino afterwards.“I think one of his strengths is his physical condition,” Pochettino said. “Of course, he’s doing a fantastic job for the team.“I think we are so happy and so pleased. That is what you expect from a player when he signs, to step up and show their quality and in the way he’s playing. It’s very good news for Tottenham.”Spurs will next face Tranmere in the FA Cup on Friday.
Brazilian defender Marquinhos has mourned the 10 people who tragically lost their lives in a fire at Flamengo’s training centre in Brazil.At 5:10 AM local time (8:10 AM CET) in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, a fire broke out at Flamengo’s Ninho do Urubu training base.The centre accommodated some of Flamengo’s youth players with firefighting chief Douglas Henaut confirming that the incident at the facility’s lodgings.10 people lost their lives due to the fire, while three teenagers were sent to the hospital in a serious condition.Now Marquinhos, who started out his career at Corinthians and now plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, has paid his respects and admitted the events of the past 24 hours have taken him back to his own days as a youth player.“I think everyone in the world of football has woken up very sad today,” said Marquinhos, via beinSPORTS.“Because, like those boys, we went through the same moment some time ago. We dreamed of being a soccer player and helping our family.“We were in search of a dream, doing what we love. There were moments of joys and moments of sadness too – being away from the family, to be in search of a dream without really knowing if we would succeed.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“It’s a tragedy that makes us reflect, makes us think, give value to everything we have, what we are. Our family and friends and should enjoy the best moments because we don’t know about tomorrow.”Marquinhos added: “So it’s a very sad day, very difficult because they had that same routine that we used to. Then we think about the families and their grief. Those were interrupted dreams.“It is a huge sadness and we send strength to the families and all those who lost important people. The world of football is sad, we all are.”Local media in Brazil have named the 10 victims of the fire, who were all aged between 14 to 16 years of age.A sede social do Flamengo na Gávea foi oferecida para ser o local do velório dos 10 jogadores vitimados na tragédia.Abaixo segue a lista de todos os nomes dos falecidos. #ForçaFlamengo pic.twitter.com/rKar0449Dj— Reduto Rubro-Negro (@RDTRubroNegro) February 8, 2019
Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Jan 2015 – Perhaps it can be categorized as a ‘holy anger’ but at the Opening of the House of Assembly yesterday, New Beginnings Harvest Ministry leader Apostle Ruth Ariza prayed and offered a word of encouragement to the members in parliament. But that is not all she did, fiery Apostle Ruth challenged the PNP Administration on its promises laid out in their election time manifesto and charged that the people of the country are not being inspired by their leadership. Apostle Ruth Ariza: “When I look in this child’s face, this child has already been on a scholarship and here it is, have, my God the credentials to be fulfilled as a countrymen and yet still up to this day, there is not a position in government to fulfill what she has already been educated for. So my question today is that passion! To me, I’m not even in government and when I step up, passion fills my heart because she is not supposed to be behind a ticket counter; that’s not what she went to university for. This young lady is supposed to be in the hospital somewhere, fulfilling what she was educated for.”Pastor Ruth, had a direct message for the leader of the country and of the Progressive National Party. Apostle Ruth Ariza: “We need to revisit these things Hon Premier, we need to get it right; 2015 we really need to get some things right. So as Esther, I encourage us today, let us revisit our passion and our purpose.” TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:holy anger, new beginning harvest ministry, pnp, ruth ariza Recommended for you
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 10, 2016 – It appears elected governments are grossly out of touch with what voters want as for the second time, a first world country has seen a major upset in a national vote.This past summer, the UK saw its citizens vote to exit the European Union, now the USA will have a Washington outsider and polarizing figure serve as its 45th president, Donald Trump from the Grand Old Party or Republicans, soundly beat the Democrats candidate, Hillary Clinton on Super Tuesday.Now, leaders are calling for the US to rally behind Trump, after months of telling the people of America that he would be a ticking time bomb and a disaster as country leader. In the Turks and Caicos Islands there are opinions on this US polling, which ended in a most unexpected way.Political Cartoonist for the TCI, Benneth Williams said, “Trump saw some good in the world and 59,054,059 thought it was worth fighting for..” Before the results, another expressed that it would be bad news if Trump took office; while yet another pointed out that Donald Trump now has the show.For the TCI, momentum now further intensifies as the focus of election watchers will be exclusively on local general elections set for December 15.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Got into Grand Turk today by Cayman Islands Police Helicopter. As reported already, there is much structural damage to homes, businesses and Government buildings, no lives lost. LIME will travel there tomorrow to begin its work to restore connectivity. A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Turk.Salt Cay was reached today where Police were able to speak with 12 of 16 persons who remained on the Island. Structural damage.Police traveled into South Caicos. Confirmed the Reports that was already received by me from the DC. Considerable damage and no loss of life is the case. I had an aerial view and will travel tomorrow to South Caicos. Relief has been organised for South for tomorrow. Relief items are being organised as well for Grand Turk.Emergency aid and relief continues to come in tomorrow…boats and planes. Full update on Monday morning. Electricity and communication (phone) is top priority as we provide relief items.Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture, Heritage and Gaming hereby states categorically that Taylor Bay and the adjoining Beach accesses are for the enjoyment of the public as they have been for generations. These assertions are supported by legal advice received. We will continue our tenacious and expedited efforts to have this situation regularized in short order.The planned Beach Jam for Taylor Bay this Saturday in and of itself would not bring closure to the matter; it requires firm leadership and, an uncompromising position on the part of TCIG, which my Ministry is committed to bringing to this situation, to defend the public’s Interest. My Ministry and other relevant government departments are working closely together on this matter.To persons who feel like they must attend the event at Taylor Bay this Saturday, should do so in a dignified and respectable fashion. Similarly, persons anywhere in Our Islands who would seek to prevent Our People and Our Guests from accessing and enjoying our Beaches would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.Turks and Caicos Beaches are known as the Best in the World, bar none, let’s keep it that way.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Manchester United legend Gary Pallister is not impressed with Romelu Lukaku’s comments over a future move to the Serie AThe Belgian striker recently revealed that he hopes to play in Italy at some point in his career, despite having a long-term contract at United.This admission by Lukaku has been slammed by Pallister, who finds it “disrespectful” considering United’s current struggles.“I think it’s disrespectful at times if you start mentioning other clubs when you’re actually contracted to the club you’re at,” Pallister told 888sport.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If it’s in your mind I’ve got no problem with that but to put it in print I’ve got a problem with that.“At a time when a club is under real pressure to have their leading goal-scorer say he’d like to move abroad – if that’s what he has done – is not the ideal scenario.”Lukaku was recently questioned by another United legend in Paul Scholes, who fears the club will never win the Premier League title with the 25-year-old leading the attack.
Thierry Henry has the required “qualities” to become an outstanding manager, says his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.The Arsenal and France legend’s spell in charge of boyhood club AS Monaco came to an early end in January after just three months in charge.At the time of Henry’s appointment, Monaco were down in 18th-place in Ligue 1 with just one win in nine games and turned to their former player in a desperate bid to turn things around.But Henry fared no better than his predecessor Leonardo Jardim with 11 defeats and five wins in his 20 games in charge of Les Monégasques before being fired in January. Monaco then controversially reappointed Jardim.Meanwhile, Henry’s former team-mate Patrick Vieira has got off to a much smoother start in his managerial career with OGC Nice currently up in eighth-place in Ligue 1.But Wenger is certain that Henry will be a success in football management just like Vieira is set to be.“Both have the qualities to be outstanding managers,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If you arrive in October, and the team is in a very bad position, you have three months. Because in January everybody starts to become nervous that things could go very badly.“You have less time when you arrive in the middle of the season. That is what happened to Thierry.“How he bounces back will be very important. I think he has the quality and desire to make a career, and a career is judged on the longer period.”“I started my job [with Nancy] at 33 years of age, I had very promising people around me, and many of them disappeared while some survived. Why? You need luck and to work hard.“It’s always very difficult to predict a career of a manager. It depends on the quality of the players and the confidence we get. But both have the qualities and I wish they make it a great career.“It’s very good for me to see that players I had continue to share our game with people and develop young players.”MONACO – NOVEMBER 06: Thierry Henry, Manager of Monaco applauds fans following his team’s defeat in the the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between AS Monaco and Club Brugge at Stade Louis II on November 6, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — At around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, San Diego Police Department officers conducted a raid on an unlicensed marijuana dispensary nestled between a liquor store and a smoke shop.The front of the business has no signage and customers entered through the back parking lot door.At least one male was detained by police. Several protesters showed up and were trying to inform whoever might be getting detained to not speak to police.Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/weed-busted-tease.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/weed-busted-tease.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. February 9, 2018 John Soderman, SDPD Officers raid unlicensed marijuana dispensary Updated: 3:56 PM Posted: February 9, 2018 John Soderman Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitter
Show Caption Hide Caption 1234 Show Caption Hide Caption Trump administration to deploy National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border Show Caption Hide Caption Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Border Wall, President Donald Trump 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 SettingsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.“The threat is real,” Nielsen said at an afternoon briefing, adding that Trump was signing a proclamation to put the deployment into effect. “It’s time to act.”The announcement came hours after Trump pledged “strong action today” on immigration and a day after he said he wants to use the military to secure the southern border until his “big, beautiful wall” is erected.In a tweet early Wednesday, Trump said that “Our Border Laws are very weak” and that Democrats “stand in our way” of new laws. He added, “We will be taking strong action today.”Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he’d been discussing the idea of using the military at the border with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” Trump said, calling the move a “big step.”President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built and warned Mexico to halt the passage of “caravans” of immigrants or risk U.S. abandonment of NAFTA. (April 3)Federal law prohibits the use of active-duty service members for law enforcement inside the U.S., unless specifically authorized by Congress. But over the past 12 years, presidents have twice sent National Guard troops to the border to bolster security and assist with surveillance and other support. The White House counsel’s office has been working on the idea for several weeks, according to a senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans.Trump has been frustrated by slow action on building a wall along the Mexican border. He’s previously suggested using the Pentagon’s budget to pay for the wall, arguing it is a national security priority, despite strict rules that prohibit spending that’s not authorized by Congress.Nielsen said the administration was considering a model similar to a 2006 operation in which President George W. Bush deployed National Guard troops to the southern border, with a focus on assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.“We are anxious to have the support,” she said.Under Operation Jump Start, 6,000 National Guard troops were sent to assist the border patrol with non-law enforcement duties while additional border agents were hired and trained. Over two years, about 29,000 National Guard forces participated as forces rotated in and out. The Guard members were used for surveillance, communications, administrative support, intelligence, analysis and the installation of border security infrastructure. In addition, President Barack Obama sent about 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in 2010 to beef up efforts against drug smuggling and illegal immigration.Texas also deployed military forces to its 800-mile (1,290-kilometer) border with Mexico. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now Trump’s energy secretary, sent 1,000 Texas National Guardsmen to the Rio Grande Valley in 2014 in response to a sharp increase in Central American children crossing the border alone.Trump met Tuesday with top administration officials, including Mattis, Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to discuss the administration’s strategy to address what White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders described as “the growing influx of illegal immigration, drugs and violent gang members from Central America.”In addition to mobilizing the National Guard, Trump and senior officials “agreed on the need to pressure Congress to urgently pass legislation to close legal loopholes exploited by criminal trafficking, narco-terrorist and smuggling organizations,” Sanders said.Trump has been fixated on the issue since he grudgingly signed a spending bill last month that includes far less money for the wall than he’d hoped for.The $1.3 trillion package included $1.6 billion for border wall spending — a fraction of the $25 billion Trump made a last-minute push to secure. And much of that money can be used only to repair existing segments, not to build new sections.Trump spent the first months of his presidency bragging about a dramatic drop in illegal border crossings. Indeed, the 2017 fiscal year marked a 45-year low for Border Patrol arrests. But the numbers have been slowly ticking up since last April and are now on par with many months of the Obama administration. Statistics show 36,695 arrests of people trying to cross the southwest border in February 2018, up from 23,555 in the same month of the previous year.At last week’s meeting, Trump “directed a vigorous administrative strategy to confront this threat and protect America’s national security,” Sanders said. Tuesday’s briefing was a follow-up to discuss the plans. Show Caption Hide Caption AP, Steve Bosh AP, Steve Bosh, Posted: April 4, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption April 4, 2018 Updated: 6:14 PM
Posted: May 21, 2018 , May 21, 2018 Updated: 9:55 PM 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 SettingsThe California Primary Election is coming up–and one of the positions being voted on is for City Council District 2.Council member Lorie Zapf spoke with David Davis about her plans for District 2 if she is reelected. Race for District 2: Lorie Zapf Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter
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)- The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development got a personal look Friday at how San Diego is helping hundreds of homeless men and women get off the street.HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited one of the city’s three tent shelters, run by the Alpha Project.With reporters and Carson’s press team tagging along, the Secretary spent about 30 minutes with Alpha Project CEO Bob McElroy touring the tent in the East Village, which is home to 325 men and women each night.Altogether, the city’s three tent shelters established a year ago by the City of San Diego bring about 700 people off the street every night. Carson was shown the shelter beds, showers and laundry facilities.The Alpha Project tent also has medical services and caseworkers who connect people to programs for employment, counseling and fighting substance abuse. Carson, speaking to reporters said the federal government funds thousands of programs, but is focused on identifying programs and solutions that actually work.“We are concentrating on data, we are concentrating on evidence. We don’t care about ideology, so whether there’s “Housing First” or whether it’s a different type of program, we want to see what the results are. If the results are good, we’re behind them 100 percent,” Carson said. Sasha Foo, HUD Secretary Ben Carson tours San Diego’s homeless shelter February 22, 2019 Posted: February 22, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Posted: July 11, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Countywide sales of previously owned single-family homes and attached properties like condominiums both decreased by double digits from May to June, while median prices continued to increase, according to data released Thursday by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors.Month-over-month single-family home sales fell 13.6%, from 2,176 in May to 1,880 in June, while attached property sales fell 16.2% from 1,121 in May to 939. Prior to the decreases, single-family and attached property sales had increased each month in 2019.Median sales prices for both property types increased from May to June, as they have done each month this year with the exception of attached property prices from March to April. Single-family home prices increased 2.4% — from $659,000 in May to $674,900 in June — and attached property prices jumped 3.5% from $430,000 to $445,000.“San Diego certainly has difficult challenges with housing affordability and supply,” said GSDAR President Kevin Burke. “But low interest rates and the economy’s performance in general have contributed to a stable housing market here and across the country.”Single-family home and attached property sales were both down in June compared to June 2018 levels. Single-family home sales fell 16.3% year-over- year, from 2,247 in June 2018 to 1,880 last month. Attached property sales fell even more, 19.9%, from 1,172 in June 2018 to 939 last month.Year-over-year property prices rose by at least 3% for both property types. Single-family home prices rose 3.2% from $654,000 in June 2018 to $674,900 in June of this year. Attached property sales increased at a larger clip, jumping 4.8% from $424,5000 in June 2018 to $445,000 last month.Realtors sold 55 single-family homes in western Rancho Bernardo last month, the most of any ZIP code in the county. Properties closed escrow in an average of 29 days last month, according to the GSDAR.Photo: San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:29 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 11, 2019 Property sales fall by double digits as prices tick up in June
ASA president Wade Cowan provides ASA’s perspectives on how the soy industry can work together to be successful at the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) annual meeting. Pictured from left to right are Gary Blumenthal of World Perspectives moderating the panel, USSEC Chairman Laura Foell, USB Chairman Bob Hazelwood, Cowan, U.S. Canola Association President Ryan Pedersen, and NOPA Chairman Chris Nikkel of Bunge.Leaders in the oilseed industry met this week to discuss key issues, including regulatory challenges and consumer education.ASA’s Executive Committee joined USB, USSEC and oilseed processor leaders for the annual National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) meeting in California, where discussion included the global economy, engaging consumers and implications of the 2014 mid-term elections.One positive outcome concluded is the demand from meat customers, including pork, poultry, beef and aquaculture, is robust and growing as populations and incomes rise worldwide.A key takeaway from the meeting is the continued need of the industry to fight against regulatory challenges, on both the farm and processing plant levels. Industry leaders also underscored the importance of ramping up efforts to educate consumers on biotechnology, how farmers produce what they eat and the work that goes into meeting consumer needs for healthy, affordable food.On Thursday, ASA President Wade Cowan joined USSEC Chairman Laura Foell, USB Chairman Bob Hazelwood, U.S. Canola Association President Ryan Pedersen and NOPA Chairman Chris Nikkel, of Bunge, on an industry panel to discuss ways the oilseed industry can work together to be successful when facing these challenges.
Cody Harston joined the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program as specialist for AMPLIFIES Ghana project in June.He came to WISHH from the technology sector, with four years of project and startup experience, as well as prior aid work in Swaziland. Harston received his bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in May 2015.
A hot Sunday morning fire destroyed a shop building that was home to a Camas boiler repair business.Firefighters were called to Lanz Boiler Repair, 3405 N.W. 38th Ave., in the Grass Valley area.The alarm was sounded at 10:14 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find a hot fire in a large pole barn behind a home owned by Jerry and Virginia Lanz. As they arrived, some acetylene and oxygen tanks in the barn began to explode, which kept firefighters back and forced a defensive fire attack.The pole barn is home to the boiler repair business. It also contained about 20 tires and numerous vehicles.The 4,800-square-foot pole barn and its contents were destroyed, but firefighters were able to save the Lanzes’ home and a horse barn. A truck and a tractor parked next to the barn were able to be moved and saved.One upstairs window of the home was broken by the concussion from the explosions, said Capt. Kevin West.The fire was big enough to trigger a second alarm. In all, 14 firefighters from Camas, East County Fire & Rescue and the Vancouver Fire Department responded.The fire was contained about 11 a.m. without any injuries being reported.The cause is under investigation.