Tevez understands Messis Argentina problems

first_imgThe Boca Juniors footballer understands why Lionel doesn’t want to be in the national team for the rest of the yearAfter it was known that Lionel Messi will not appear for Argentina in their two friendly matches of the year, many footballers are giving their opinion about it.But to those that know Messi, they understand why he doesn’t want to go back to international football for a while.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“It’s very personal, Leon has to take some time off to think about it,” Carlos Tevez told Diario Olé on Tuesday.“I can understand why he doesn’t want to go back. When one goes to the national team, fairly or unfairly, one is criticized.”The Boca Juniors striker will meet Messi tomorrow and told Olé how “it’s always cool to meet him again after we had a great time on the national team.”last_img

Kroos defends Low of Ballacks comments

first_imgAccording to Deutsche-Welle, Michael Ballack said he was “surprised” to see that Joachim Low was still in charge of GermanyReal Madrid footballer Toni Kroos has come out in defense of his manager Joachim Low after former Germany national team captain criticized him.According to the Deutsche-Welle, Ballack said he was surprised that Low was still in charge after the 2018 FIFA World Cup fiasco.“I was surprised as well as many other people that he kept his job,” Ballack told the DW.“For a long time, he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don’t work anymore when you’re so long with a certain team.”“Perhaps he just wanted to take his job,” said Kroos to the DW.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“I’m convinced that we can get back on track with Jogi Löw.”“He’s proven over many years that he’s willing to refine himself. He absolutely deserves another chance,” he added.💬 @ToniKroos: “The fixtures are very promising. We are motivated and targeting six points.” #NEDGER #FRAGER #DieMannschaft pic.twitter.com/bBcUV3TxVj— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 11, 2018last_img read more

Bielsa reveals the day Guardiola praised his knowledge

first_imgDuring his presentation with the EFL, Marcelo Bielsa revealed the time when Pep Guardiola recognized his capacity to store knowledge after a game.After knowing how obsessive Marcelo Bielsa can really get with studying his rivals, it’s fair to say that this is a special kind of manager and it’s easier to understand why Pep Guardiola keeps the Argentine in such high regard.There have been countless times in which the Manchester City manager has spoken about how amazing Marcelo Bielsa really is as a football scholar, but nobody had a clear idea until what we all found out today in regards to his methods.Making his players study each and every one of their rivals match by match, in a four-hour session per video analysis is something that only Marcelo could come up with.These practices are not new for him, as he did the exact same thing when he faced Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona when he had the opportunity to coach Athletic Club Bilbao.When Bielsa’s boys faced the mighty Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, the Argentine manager made them study the Catalan club thoroughly but they still weren’t able to crack the code.Guardiola’s squad defeated them 3-0, which in Marcelo’s eyes meant that all that information was completely lost.Marcelo Bielsa es tapa en Inglaterra. “Vive y deja espiar”, dice The Daily Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/saiIdrjRLy— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) January 16, 2019During that long press conference in which Bielsa revealed his methods to prepare matches for their players, he dropped that anecdote in which he spoke with Pep Guardiola after losing 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final.The response from Pep after realizing how much time Marcelo had invested in studying the Catalan club, was something that not even the Argentine was expecting.“When I was a coach of Athletic Bilbao we played Barcelona in [the Copa del Rey] final and we lost 3-0,” said Bielsa via Four Four Two.“[After the match] I gave all the information I had on Barcelona to Pep Guardiola. Guardiola had a look at it and he told me ‘you know more about Barcelona than me!’.”“I do this analysis to ease my anxiety, but it was useless information because they scored three goals.” “We watch all the games of 2018-19 of each opponent,” he added.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We watched the 51 games of Derby County. They’ve played a 4-3-3 [formation] 49.9 percent of the season… we use this to understand the system and why and when they change the system during a game.”“The analysis of each game takes four hours of work. Why do we do that? Because we think it is professional behavior.”Marcelo Bielsa no renuncia. Llamó a esta conferencia de prensa para que “el tema del espia no acapare la conferencia de mañana previa a la fecha del fin de semana”. “Tal vez no sepa ingles pero se todo de cada uno de nuestros rivales”. pic.twitter.com/WrE5DDTawg— Christian Martin (@askomartin) January 16, 2019To be fair, when the Leeds United manager called for a press conference, most of the media believed it would be to present his resignation and apologize for the acusations made against him.It’s fair to say that absolutely nobody expected the surreal explanation he offered, and nobody thought he would confess to even more cases of football espionage on his behalf.Marcelo does claim that these practices may been regarded as wrong, but he also claims that he doesn’t consider them to be illegal in any way.Recording full matches of their opponents is in no way prohibited by the EFL, if they act against Bielsa with this basis, the manager should be okay and no sanction should come his way.In a sense, all Bielsa did with this presentation was to brag about his very meticulous methods to prepare his players for matches.They don’t call Marcelo Bielsa “El Loco” for nothing, the man does have a loose screw on his head as he proved it today with these new revelations.¡No tiene desperdicio! Marcelo Bielsa habló con determinación en la conferencia al explicar las razones por las que mirá las prácticas de los rivales. pic.twitter.com/kvnFn6OsKJ— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) January 16, 2019What do you think about Marcelo Bielsa’s methods to study his rivals, to you agree or disagree and why? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

TCI voters have a few more days

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIndividuals who are not on the Turks and Caicos Register of voters have a few more days. Supervisor of Elections, Dudley Lewis is asking locals who are eligible to vote and were not registered before to do so before the November 30, 2013 deadline. He also noted that individuals who will become eligible by age or status after November 30 can apply after the deadline, and will be added to the register. Application forms for inclusion on the TCI Register of Voters may be collected from the Elections Office in Grand Turk or Providenciales or the District Commissioner’s Officers in Salt Cay, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

ALREADY CAUGHT HAITIANS INTERCEPTED…again off Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Sept. 20,2014 – Magnetic Media is told another 57 illegal Haitian migrants were caught very near land shore. Among them 12 women, a child and a three or four month old baby. The baby was taken to hospital reportedly due to swelling in the face. The 30ft vessel was crammed and was powered by a 48HP engine. This means these dangerous illegal trips are being made faster.One male, believed to be a three-peat offender tried to escape once near South Dock; our officers were successful in recapturing him. The group is now on remand at the Detention Center. Energy Town Meeting for Provo Recommended for you Related Items:illegal sloop, provo New York Dancers share talent in TCI Provo now No. 4 Island; Minister commentslast_img

House of Assembly in session today

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jul 2015 – Today members of parliament convene for debate in the House of Assembly in Grand Turk; the House will be carried live on national radio. Related Items:house of assembly Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img

Strong Warning from Elections office forces Candidate to cancel Back to School

first_img Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders Recommended for you Related Items:Elections office warns against ‘treating’, Fulford blames PDM leader for rules, mark fulford Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPDM Leader blamed for the rule says Fulford.Providenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – There was warning from the Elections Office following the announcement that one of the candidates was planning a Back to School jamboree to give away books and other school supplies to children; North Caicos candidate for the Progressive national Party, Mark Fulford this morning told Magnetic Media that he is furious about having to cancel his event, which was planned for Saturday, explaining in a media statement that he reported his intentions and there was no warning to him at the time that the event would be considered – Treating.Treating says the Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis is against the Elections Ordinance rules and from section 70 he quotes that , “Every person who corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during or after an election, directly or indirectly, gives or provides or pays, wholly or in part, the expenses of giving or providing any food, drink, entertainment, or provision to or for any person for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person or any other person, to vote or to refrain from voting a such person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting at such election and this behavior is known as ‘treating’ and is illegal.Fulford said, “I really believe to instruct candidates not to host events of this nature is akin to denying the children of our country the much needed help that they look forward to year round. Our children cannot vote. We want to demonstrate our goodwill to our young people and provide them access to and experience of the political process from an early age.”The attorney at law expressed some other, more striking thoughts on this rule in the ordinance.Fulford says Sharlene Robinson, leader of the People’s Democratic Movement should be blamed for the mess his cancellation has created.“The truth is that this law was pushed not only by the British. We must lay the blame of this law at the feet where it belongs: The Hon. Sharlene Cartwright – and the British – during her term in the Interim administration, they together pushed for these laws.”Mark Fulford also calls the standard established firmly in 2012, more repression by the British.Nonetheless, the Elections Supervisor says it is not new, but that ‘treating’ has been illegal for many years, although in past campaigning leading up to general elections some people have chosen to ignore it, and such behavior he said is no longer being ignored.It was clearly explained in a media release that anyone found ‘treating’ and is the candidate or associated with a candidate will face a criminal investigation as it will be reported to Police. Lewis said the rule keeps the playing field leveled between those offering to serve in one of 15 seats in Parliament.Fulford, who in August hosted a workshop for North and Middle Caicos business owners featuring Premier, Finance Minister, Border Control Minister and other government leaders on a panel, believes the rule is archaic. Fulford holds twin islands business breakfast Fulford confronts backlash, explains his stance on ‘treating’last_img read more

Ruling on the Bight PNP leader calls for respect of decision

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Margret Ramsey Halle will hand down her ruling on the matter of George Pratt vs. Porsha Smith-Stubbs at 9:30 am at the Supreme Court in Unit A-207 Graceway Plaza on Leeward Highway.   Opposition Leader Hon. Charles Washington Misick is urging all supporters and followers of the Progressive National Party and the Turks and Caicos as a nation to respect the decision when it is handed down and to uphold the rule of law.Individuals who may wish to attend the sitting are reminded that appropriate attire is required. Persons who may wish to remain outside on the court grounds for the ruling will be expected to maintain calm and orderly behavior. The Progressive National Party remains the Party for all the people and stands firm united and unbroken for the betterment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. God bless and keep us in your prayers.#MagneticMediaNews#FightfortheBight Decision – George C.D. Pratt v Porsha Stubbs and Ors Bight ruling coming, PDM Leader says Pratt is better Related Items:#FightForTheBight, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Seven weeks to Bight Results General Election petitionlast_img read more

New Roads Project To Begin This Year Says Premier

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newroadprojectsthisyear, #newroadprojectstobegininTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Premier, in her budget address to the House of assembly, introduced new plans for Infrastructural Development in the Turks and Caicos.   The Premier has allocated some $3.4 million to the development of infrastructure throughout the islands.    “In our change document, we have articulated the need to have a four year plan for the paving of major roads in the Turks and Caicos islands.”, she announced.It is said that the new infrastructure projects will commence this year with the allocation of 1.2 mil to road and associated drainage work.  The Premier says this project will continue until there is a proper, integrated road network in the country.    The Premier also said that she will introduce a new metering system for water, along with new measures to protect the water system in Grand Turk, which is constantly being tampered with.Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#newroadprojectstobegininTCI#newroadprojectsthisyear Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Two Men in Custody For Drug Possession

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 23, 2017 – Nassau – Police took two men into custody after seizing a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on June 21.In the first incident, around 12:00 noon, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Fire Trail Road near Sir. Milo Butler Highway when they saw a driving a van who aroused their suspicion. The officers then signaled to the vehicle to stop. When the officers approached the vehicle the male threw a taped package outside which was retrieved and found to contain 5 pounds of marijuana. The man was subsequently taken into custody.Then shortly after 1:00 pm, Southeastern Division officers were on routine patrol on Gilda Street, Kennedy Sub-division, when they saw a man standing on a premises who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a plastic bag containing 16 small foil wrappings with marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Jamaica to help coordinate Irma relief

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 14, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says that Jamaica is to assist with the coordination of relief activities for Caribbean countries affected by the passage of hurricane Irma.He said at the request of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Government activated the Subregional Coordination Centre, which will provide support with rapid damage assessment and procure relief items for the affected states.   The Centre will also make logistical arrangements for transportation of relief and response resources.Minister McKenzie was speaking during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (September 12).   He informed that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is actively pursuing the deployment of specialist teams for rapid needs assessment for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) and The Bahamas.    This includes members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Works Agency (NWA) and other technical-support partners.He further informed that ODPEM is facilitating the movement of humanitarian workers, including a United Nations 16-member team, to the TCI and procuring and transporting relief to the TCI and The Bahamas, which includes emergency roofing supplies, water, hygiene kits and food items.In addition, the Local Government Minister said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been working with the high commission office in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the consulate in TCI and community leaders in the affected territories in order to ascertain the number of Jamaicans affected by the disaster, and their immediate needs.He informed that the Jamaican High Commissioner in Trinidad has deployed an officer to Antigua to meet with Jamaicans affected by the hurricane, at a reception centre set up by CDEMA at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua.“The Government is looking at the possibility of sending a delegation to at least have a first-hand look at what has taken place in the region and to offer much closer assistance and contact with our Jamaican nationals in these respective areas,”  Mr. McKenzie said.Meanwhile, in response to a question from Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Morais Guy, Minister McKenzie told the House that the Government is looking into the possibility of bringing back those Jamaicans, who are desirous of returning to the island.“Based on what has taken place so far, it is difficult to find almost everybody.    A proper assessment has to be done.    There are many islanders who sound like Jamaicans, and you don’t want to take the wrong person,” he said.“It is only fair that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, working through CDEMA, that some time is given to facilitate the information, so that the kind of decision that will be made will be one that will satisfy everybody.    We have been in contact with a number of individuals and already efforts are being made to ensure that that is done,” the Local Government Minister added.Jamaica has also launched an Irma Relief Fund at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Oxford Road in the name of ODPEM Donation.    Persons can make donations to the account number 212387304.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Eric Dier 2018 has been a very special year for England

first_imgEngland’s exploits in 2018 should go down as one of the nation’s greatest years in history, says Eric DierThe Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia for the first time since 1990 and only narrowly lost out to Croatia for a spot in final.However, on Sunday, England got their revenge by coming back from a goal down to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley and book a place for June’s UEFA Nations League’s semi-finals.Aside from that, England also enjoyed memorable victories over Spain and Sweden this year.“2018 has been the best year I’ve experienced as an England player,” Dier told Standard Sport.“It has been very special with what happened at the World Cup and now beating Spain and Croatia. There hasn’t been a year like this for England in a long, long time.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.“We are now going to play a second semi-final in the space of 12 months and it’s fantastic for us. The most important thing is we use that knowledge in the best possible way.”Gareth Southgate’s side head into the Nations League finals in Portugal this summer in search of the nation’s first major silverware since 1966.“Our aim has always been just to win this competition. We are really excited now,” added Dier.“We wanted to get through the group and it was an extremely difficult one against two top teams. now we want to win everything we are involved in.“Beating Croatia shows the progress we have made since July. We are constantly trying to improve, this is just another step along the way. But we know we can get even better.“We could have gone in two directions after the World Cup — we wanted to develop and build on it and I feel we have done that. At the same time, we have to continue to do this. Our potential is huge and it is up to us to fulfil it.”last_img read more

Andres Iniesta pleased to have David Villa at Vissel Kobe

first_imgAndres Iniesta is pleased to have his former Barcelona team-mate David Villa by his side at Vissel Kobe as they to chase silverware next seasonThe former Spain striker became the latest high-profile footballer to move to Japan after agreeing to join J-League side Vissel Kobe this month.Villa will reunite with Iniesta at the Japanese top-flight club after once his contract with MLS side New York City expires this month.The pair won the 2008 European Championships and 2010 World Cup for Spain along with three La Liga titles and one Champions League at Barcelona.Now Iniesta, who has returned to Barcelona for a holiday, gave his views on Villa’s surprise switch to Japan.“He wanted a change,” Iniesta told Mundo Deportivo on Villa’s decision.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He knows there’s me, but he knows more people and he knows he will be at ease.“This year we’re going to start from scratch. He will contribute goals and his quality will be a plus for the team.”The 34-year-old, who arrived in Japan in the summer, is thrilled to have a familiar face at Vissel Kobe.“It’s clear that right now I am new to them and they to me,” said Iniesta.“There is an adaptation process and having a player I know by my side and with whom I’ve played many matches is a guarantee for me and the team and will allow us to fight for important things.”Villa scored 80 goals in 124 appearances for New York after arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2014.last_img read more

Alan Smith on Mislintats departure

first_imgThere is no point in Arsenal retaining the services of Sven Mislintat if the club is unwilling to spend money, according to the club’s legend Alan Smith.Mislintat, 46, was appointed as Arsenal’s head of recruitment in November 2017 but rumours are rife he is set for an exit after masterminding some of the club’s major deals including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £56million in January 2018.The club are said to be looking to appoint a technical director, and former striker Smith believes it’s the right call considering the club is not keen on any buys.“The Ramsey situation is a funny one,” he told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on TalkSport and cited on Football London.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He’s such a good player and to see him move to Juventus, where I’m sure he’ll do well, it’s a bit galling for Arsenal fans – especially given the situation in midfield.“We’ve got Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, and Granit Xhaka – they’ll do a shift but they’re not going to create too many chances. It’s certainly an area Arsenal are lacking in.“I think all Arsenal fans were hoping this would come to an end,” added Smith, hinting at his frustration at another quality player be allowed to leave the club.“They’ve got a new backroom team in place with Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat, who seems to be leaving. He’s head of recruitment but there’s not much point him being there if they can’t recruit because they’ve got no money.”last_img read more

SD Crime Stoppers searches for suspect passing of counterfeit US currency throughout

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers is working with investigators from the San Diego Regional Fraud Task Force and asking for assistance from the public in locating Mario Chavez.Chavez is wanted in connection with a series of crimes involving the passing of counterfeit U.S. currency throughout San Diego County.Chavez targets sellers offering mobile phones for sale on sites such as “Offer Up”, “Let Go” and classified ads posted on “Craigslist”.Chavez makes contact with the seller through the app or by texting. Chavez will agree to a price and pays for the mobile device in cash. In most cases, the victim does not discover the money they received from Chavez was counterfeit until after Chavez has already left with the device. Chavez is known to use force or flee if confronted by a seller.Mario Kevin Chavez is a Hispanic male, 27-years-old, 6’3” tall, weighs 295 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes.Anyone with information on the location of Chavez should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. SD Crime Stoppers searches for suspect passing of counterfeit U.S. currency throughout county Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 16, 2018 Posted: February 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Fixing the Affordable Housing problem in San Diego

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kevin Faulconer, Scott Sherman FacebookTwitter Fixing the Affordable Housing problem in San Diego Updated: 2:14 PM Posted: March 6, 2018 , March 6, 2018 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 City Council today will consider dozens of regulation changes that Mayor Kevin Faulconer contends will help increase the supply of housing, lower development costs and promote smart growth. Some of the proposed changes would build on the state’s required 1978 Affordable Housing Density Program, which allows developers to build more housing units than typically permitted on a given project, provided some of the units are affordably priced. But Faulconer is proposing changes that would go beyond that program and offer further incentives for developers to provideaffordable homes.Among the changes are offering a 10 percent density bonus for projects not going beyond the maximum permitted building footprint and allowing a 100 percent density bonus for “micro-unit” developments that do not go beyond the permitted building footprint.“We need more housing that people can actually afford and the changes we’re pushing for are aimed at making that a reality,” Faulconer said.“We want to put the dream of homeownership back within reach for San Diego’s working families and the way to do that is by increasing supply and lowering costs as much as we can.”Faulconer said San Diego’s growing population is struggling to find an affordable place to live in the county, which has a median home purchase price in excess of $500,000. Faulconer is also pushing for 47 updates to the Land Development Code that would streamline the project review process and hopefully increase production, he said.Among the changes are eathe sing of regulations to create more live/work developments, where housing and commercial enterprises are both located; creating parking exemptions for some historic structures; changing parking requirements for developments near transit centers and changing ground-floor height limits in mixed zones to 13 feet, which would allow the construction of three-story buildings in zones where they are currently not allowed.The proposals are the latest in Faulconer’s Housing SD initiative and were teased during his State of the City address earlier this year. Since last June, the city has made the following several changes as part of the initiative — expediting certain affordable housing permits, changing the municipal code to promote the construction of so-called granny flats, and creating a streamlined environmental review process.KUSI’s Lisa Remillard spoke with Mayor Faulconer and Councilmember Scott Sherman on Good Morning San Diego. last_img read more

Multiple small earthquakes rattle San Diego desert

first_imgMultiple small earthquakes rattle San Diego desert Posted: May 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, May 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom OCOTILLO WELLS (KUSI) — Four small earthquakes were reported in Ocotillo Wells Saturday night, according to the USGS.The four earthquakes, ranging between magnitudes of 3.1 to 3.5, struck between 5:28 and 5:48 p.m. near the U.S.- Mexico border.No injuries or damage were initially reported. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Deaths from fentanyl overdoses spike in San Diego County

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)- A record number of people died in San Diego County in 2018 from the synthetic opioid, fentanyl. The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that deaths from the opioid have more than doubled in the last two years.From figures released by the Medical Examiner’s office, the county recorded 33 deaths in 2015.The number of deaths soared in successive years by more than 150%, to 84 deaths in 2017 and 85 in 2018.With a potency that is 50-100 times greater than morphine, a small amount of fentanyl equal to no more than a few grains of salt can be fatal.According to Dr. Steven Campman, the chief deputy Medical Examiner, most of the people who are dying are younger men.“It’s five to one, men to women. The average age is 36 with a fair number of mid-20’s and mid-30’s and fewer older people,” Campman said.Fentanyl in a dermal patch can be prescribed for therapeutic purposes, however, Campman said he believed the fentanyl associated with most of the fatal overdoses is obtained illegally from dealers on the street.Users may think they are buying Xanax or the popular painkiller, Oxycontin, but the pill is counterfeit and actually contains fentanyl.“Maybe they meant to buy cocaine, oxycodone or alprazolam and took what they thought was something else, and it was too much and they died,” Campman said.Also common are drugs laced with fentanyl. The deputy medical examiner said he has seen an increasing number of cases in which people are dying in clusters.Last fall, several people died in the Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach areas from cocaine that was mixed with fentanyl.Citing that incident as an example, Campman said, “Three people dead in one house, all right next to each other, all right next to the drug – and that’s kind of new for us to see with fentanyl.” Sasha Foo Categories: Health, Local San Diego News Posted: February 6, 2019 Deaths from fentanyl overdoses spike in San Diego County FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, February 6, 2019 Updated: 7:12 PMlast_img read more

Wandering 4yearold boy struck by truck on freeway offramp

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:10 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019center_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) – An overnight collision near a freeway in City Heights sent a four year old child to the hospital.On Tuesday morning, around midnight, the boy was struck by a truck while walking in the University Avenue off-ramp on southbound Interstate 15. The child was alone and without his parents.The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a Chevy Silverado saw him in the traffic lanes, tried to swerve but hit the child as he attempted to slow down. The boy survived, but sustained major injuries.One of the most puzzling aspects of the story is how did the child wind up at the freeway? San Diego Police said they have subsequently learned the identify of the four year old and his parents. The police department said it received a report of a missing child following the collision. Detectives who went to investigate then discovered the link to the boy’s parents.We asked other parents in the area what they thought of the odd circumstances. A parent of two named ManMan told us he could not understand how any responsible adult could lose track of their child. “How long does it take for you to notice that your kid’s not with you?” Another dad, Kevin Miranda said he would also question the actions of the parents. “There’s no excuse for that. To be honest, I guess the parents weren’t around. They were probably on drugs right, you know? Just for that little kid to be wandering off like that, (the) parents had no responsibility,” Miranda said.The injured boy remains at Rady Children’s Hospital. San Diego Police said the incident will be reviewed by the Child Abuse Unit to see if a crime was committed. KUSI Newsroom, Wandering 4-year-old boy struck by truck on freeway off-ramplast_img read more