100M in Health Care Commitments left outstanding

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#FormerGovtLeft100MOutstandingHealthCareCommittments Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 30th 2017:The former government made promises to start health care initiatives to the tune of $100M  but did not secure the funding to ensure it could happen, according to Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands, who made the disclosure following a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday.The promises were made in the week before the May 10th elections by the former government, with contracts signed, including the construction of a $30M healthcare centre in Palmetto Point in Eleuthera. The health Minister says government now has to“find monies” to in an attempt to deal with those commitments while trying to ensure an efficient public health care service.The revelation comes as the FNM Administration prepares  for its Budget Presentation on Wednesday.The report for National Health Insurance, NHI – rolled out one month before the elections – is similar said Minister Sands who told media that there is no plan to sustain the health care scheme.  He talked about what will be done under his administration: “harmonizing health care strategy, and form stronger relationships with stakeholders, while improving the scheme.” Other plans include a single governing structure for healthcare, as opposed to various bodies such as the Public Health Authority, the Ministry of Health and private sector.For now, the Health Minister says coming is a new child and maternity wing and improvements to the accident and emergency department at PMH.last_img read more

Auditors arrive from US for BPL investigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 26th 2017: Ernst & Young auditors were given unfettered access to the BPL office at Big Pond over the weekend and that meant the office was closed to the public and staff according to a media news report.  It is also said the Ernst & Young team was flown in from the US, and their arrival followed stern instructions by Works Minister, Desmond Bannister who told BPL Executives to do what they need to do to find out who is behind the theft of some $4m from the company.  The Royal Bahamas Police have said there is an investigation and they assure that someone will be charged.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Updates from the Royal Bahamas Police Force

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 30, 2017 – Nassau –ILLEGAL GUN AND DRUGS SEIZED DURING HOUSE RAID, ONE MAN IN CUSTODYConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Central Division officers seized a firearm and a quantity of dangerous drugs during a raid on a home on Saturday 30th September 2017.Reports are that around 12:30am Central Division officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located on Christie Avenue, where they uncovered a .380 pistol with 2 rounds of ammunition along with a quantity of dangerous drugs.   A lone male occupant of the home was subsequently taken into custody in connection with this discovery.POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS IN TWO ARMED ROBBERIESPolice are seeking the public’s help in locating several suspects responsible for two separate armed robberies.   In the first incident, shortly before 5:00pm on Friday 29th September 2017, male armed with a handgun robbed a business establishment located on Blue Hill Road and Coconut Grove Avenue of cash before fleeing in a silver Nissan March vehicle.In the second incident, shortly after 12:00midnight on Saturday 30th September 2017, a man along with his family had just pulled up in his vehicle at his home located at Atlantic Drive, Westridge, when two males armed with handguns approached and robbed them of two rings and a watch before fleeing in a silver Note vehicle.Investigations are ongoing.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP – Cell phone Safety WHEN TALKING ON YOUR CELL PHONE, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND WHO IS COMING AND GOING. CONCENTRATING MORE ON YOUR PHONE CONVERSATION THAN WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU; MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO BECOME A VICTIM OF CRIME.Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hughton admits Brightons signings havent played well yet

first_imgFor the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, only one of the ten players the team bought during the summer transfer window has worked well: Alireza JahanbakhshDuring the summer transfer window, Brighton and Hove Albion spend almost £60m on 10 new players.And manager Chris Hughton admits the new signings have yet to make an impact in the English Premier League.“I think it would be fair to say they haven’t hit the levels required yet,” said Hughton to Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They all have different circumstances. One is about the form of the players. In Florin Andone’s situation, he came with an injury and had a couple of little problems that stopped his progress being as quick as he would have liked.”“Bernardo is a real talent at left-back and I think has got a bright future for us – but my choices have been a bit different and that can happen,” he added.“Of course if the team is doing well enough – and we have stated okay – you don’t make those changes. But I fully expect the new players we brought in to play a big part this season.”“I think that’s normal,” he said. “The progress of new players can be down to so many things; a settling in period, how well the team is going, what position they play etc.”last_img read more

FIFA demand release of Bahraini refugee

first_imgFIFA have demanded Hakeem Al Araibi, who faces possible deportation from Thailand should be freed and allowed to return to Australia to continue his football career.Thai authorities Al Araibi arrested him on his arrival at a Bangkok airport in November, based on information from Interpol which issued by Bahrain, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.#SaveHakeem“I’m a refugee in Australia, I’m scared of the Bahraini government … They will kill me. I don’t know what’s going to happen there. My life will end if I go to Bahrain.” Hakeem Al Araibi who has been detained in Thailand. pic.twitter.com/Jrdi0AwHS3— #SanctionAustralia (@riserefugee) January 9, 2019IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.The refugee footballer was convicted of vandalizing a police station in Bahrain and was handed a 10-year prison sentence in his absence but has denied any wrongdoing.“Following a renewed exchange with the Australian Football Federation, FIFA is again calling for a humane and speedy resolution of the case concerning the player Hakeem Al Araibi,” the organisation said in a statement.“This player, a Bahrain national, is currently being detained in prison in Thailand awaiting the outcome of extradition proceedings to Bahrain, where he was previously convicted of a criminal offence, the validity of which he strongly contests,” continued the statement.“This situation should not have arisen, in particular, since Mr Al-Araibi now lives and works and plays as a professional footballer in Australia, where he has been accorded refugee status.”“FIFA is, therefore, calling on all the relevant authorities (in Bahrain, Thailand and Australia) to take the necessary steps to ensure that Mr Hakeem Al-Araibi is allowed to return safely to Australia where he can resume his career as a professional footballer.”last_img read more

Solskjaer keen to rotate his squad

first_imgManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his intentions to rotate his squad over the coming weeks.The Norwegian, who was appointed on interim basis as a replacement for Jose Mourinho, has preferred a front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.But with the return of Alexis Sanchez to full fitness and the availability of Romelu Lukaku and Juan Mata, Solskjaer insists other players will get their opportunities to impress.Solskjaer, whose in-form United side are sixth and level on points with Arsenal, who hold fifth position said, according to FourFourTwo: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.“I used to be one of four strikers when we played with two. Now we have six forwards and we play with three most of the time.”“We’ll be OK to be able to rotate and there’s enough games and playing time.”“It’s about taking the chances when you get them, and to be fair, Rom has scored three already and Marcus has scored three. Paul [Pogba]’s scored four since I came here. It’s up to the strikers to take them.”last_img read more

New Apple iPhones released Friday

first_img Updated: 4:21 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – People showed up before 3:00 AM Friday to be first in line at the Fashion Valley Apple Store to buy the newest iPhone and Apple Watch.The price tag for the phone costs more than $1,000, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing down sales. KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries was at the entrance of the Apple Store when the doors opened. Ginger Jeffries, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter September 21, 2018center_img Ginger Jeffries Posted: September 21, 2018 New Apple iPhones released Fridaylast_img read more

Over 1000 Pendleton Marines headed for USMexico border

first_imgOver 1,000 Pendleton Marines headed for US-Mexico border Updated: 5:36 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – More than 1,000 Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton were deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security in anticipation of a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the border.The deployment of 1,100 Camp Pendleton Marines is part of the federal government’s effort to stop the caravan, estimated to be more than 600 miles from the nearest border crossing.The Pentagon originally dubbed the operation Faithful Patriot, but dropped the title after Tuesday’s mid-term election.Camp Pendleton Marines are expected to help build barricades and temporary barriers to keep the caravan at bay. President Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the border. U.S. Department of Defense estimates reported by NBC 7 San Diego have the deployment at roughly 7,000 troops spread across California, Arizona and Texas.Camp Pendleton and Marine and Marine Corps Air Station are expected to house troops assisting Customs and Border Protection during the operation. According to the Orange County Register, Naval Air Facility El Centro, Naval Base Coronado, Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma have also been put on notice.The Marine Corps Times is reporting:“The Marines with 1st Marine Expeditionary Force will be operating in a supporting role helping build barricades, fences, housing for Customs and Border Protection, and providing medical and fixed and rotary wing aviation support, according to 2nd Lt. Fredrick Walker, a Marine spokesman, told Marine Corps Times in an emailed statement. Posted: November 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, November 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Last week President Donald Trump said numbers of troops headed to support the operation could grow as high as 15,000. At least 2,100 National Guard troops already are in the area supporting the endeavor. Another roughly 5,200 active duty troops are also slated to be involved.”The Marine Corps Times full report can be read here. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego County Democratic Party to host mayoral candidate forum

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Posted: August 9, 2019 San Diego County Democratic Party to host mayoral candidate forum KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img August 9, 2019 FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Democratic Party will host a mayoral candidate forum Friday, one of the first major candidate events of the campaign.Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, City Councilwoman Barbara Bry and activist Tasha Williamson will take the stage at San Diego City College’s Saville Theatre to discuss pressing city issues like affordable housing, homelessness and public transit.Gloria has garnered the most buzz since the campaign began in January, earning endorsements from local, state and federal officials like Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Assembly’s Democratic caucus, Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, and San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, among others.Bry, meanwhile, has framed herself as a political outsider who is more connected to San Diego residents than politicians in Sacramento. She has leaned on her background as a technology entrepreneur to argue that she would be an effective ally of the city’s thriving biotechnology industry as well as local business leaders.Gloria and Bry have also raised the most money among the mayoral candidate pool. From Jan. 1 to July 31, Gloria raised $646,000 from more than 2,100 donors, while Bry raised $531,591 from about 1,200 donors. Williamson, the candidate with the third-most money raised, mustered less than $1,000.San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Charles Clark will moderate the forum. Although the forum is currently sold out, the party plans to record and post video of it online afterward. Residents can still submit questions for the forum at bit.ly/2yNQGXO.The forum is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. last_img read more

Rumors Swirl on Potential RFS Volume Requirements for 2014

first_imgLast week, press reports emerged that the EPA may propose to significantly reduce RFS requirements for 2014. These reports were based on a supposedly leaked draft document that indicated EPA would use its waiver authority to reduce the overall RFS program by almost 3 billion gallons (from 18.1 to15.2 billion gallons) from the existing statutory requirements. The reports suggest that the proposal would hold the Biomass-based Diesel category level at the 2013 requirement of 1.28 billion gallons. With most EPA personnel furloughed due to the partial government shutdown, the ability to get a response or confirmation from EPA was limited. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy did issue a statement indicating that the EPA is still working on the numbers and has made no final decisions on the Required Volume Obligation (RVO) proposal for 2014. In the statement, McCarthy also emphasized the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to renewable fuels.”The Obama Administration remains firmly committed to furthering the development of all biofuels-including corn-based ethanol, cellulosic biofuel, and advanced biofuel-as part of the President’s commitment to developing a clean energy economy,” said McCarthy in the statement. “Biofuels are a critical part of the President’s all of the above energy strategy that is reducing America’s dependence on oil and creating jobs across the country. At this point, EPA is only developing a draft proposal. The agency has made no final decision on the proposed renewable fuel standards for 2014. And no decisions will be made on the final standards without a full opportunity for all stakeholders to comment on the EPA’s proposed 2014 renewable fuel standards and be heard on how to best foster a growing biofuels industry that takes into account infrastructure- and market-related factors.”Additionally, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a similar statement, saying “The biofuels industry has helped to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil to its lowest level in almost 20 years and has created thousands of jobs throughout rural America. We remain steadfast in our support of biofuels development and its role in President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy. The EPA is currently developing its draft proposal for the 2014 renewable fuel standards. The EPA has not yet reached a final decision regarding that proposal, and will not do so until all stakeholders have had the opportunity to comment and to provide input on what is required for this industry, and the rural communities that depend on it, to continue to thrive.”EPA was expected to make its 2014 proposal public this month, but the government shutdown has delayed the process, and it now is unclear when the proposal will be released. When the proposed 2014 RVO is released for public comment, ASA will be weighing-in with comments to support a biomass-based diesel volume requirement that is not less than the actual production in 2013. The biodiesel industry is currently expected to produce approximately 1.7 billion gallons this year, which would exceed the 2013 requirement of 1.28 billion gallons. ASA will be providing materials and supporting information to our members and urging that you weigh-in with EPA as well.last_img read more

Roberts Stabenow Announce Hearing on USDA Nominees

first_imgU.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced the Committee will hold a hearing to consider two nominations within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The nominations include American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky, to be deputy secretary of agriculture, and also Ted McKinney to be under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.last_img read more

WISHH Protein Workshop Participants Predict Increased Trade with US

first_imgSchool meal leaders responsible for planning meals for at least 3.8 million children in Africa and Central America connect with U.S. soy industry exporters.Participants in ASA/WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle Workshop foresee increased trade with the United States as a result of WISHH’s event. WISHH convened the Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported Workshop at Purdue University in August and participant survey results are in, showing potential for increased inclusion of U.S. soy in institutional meals abroad. The Workshop attracted African and Central American food companies, government officials and nongovernmental organizations, including participants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cochran Fellowship Program. Collectively, these school meal leaders are responsible for planning meals for at least 3.8 million children.Attendees reported the training facilitated beneficial connections to a wide array of experts in nutrition, food technology, biotechnology, school meals, and U.S. farmers.  According to survey responses, 96 percent of attendees reported learning new information about soy processing and its applications in the food industry; 62 percent are committed to further research and development related to the inclusion of soy as an ingredient in their product lines; and 100 percent of participants believe that soy is a quality protein product that can help deliver much-needed nutrition to consumers.ASA/WISHH staff continues to work with workshop participants to assist them in incorporating U.S. soy into their programs and company plans.In addition to the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Workshop sponsors included DuPont Nutrition & Health, Insta-Pro International, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, and Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.last_img read more

Exclusive baseball talks OKd by county

first_imgShould officials begin discussions to — maybe — bring a new stadium and minor league baseball to Clark College?Yes said two of three Clark County commissioners Tuesday night to entering into a 60-day agreement that’s limited to discussing the idea exclusively between local officials and the owners of the Class A Yakima Bears, who are proposing it.That’s all it means, officials said, explaining the agreement ensures that the county and Short Season LLC can’t discuss it with other parties and try to leverage better deals. It doesn’t mean it is going to happen.At a full-house public-comment meeting Tuesday night, Commissioners Marc Boldt and Steve Stuart voted yes. Commissioner Tom Mielke voted no, saying the proposal is moving much too fast and needs far more study, especially in terms of who would pay for it.Commissioners have yet to even have a work session on the proposal, but they plan to.They know they will likely be asked to impose a 5 percent countywide entertainment ticket tax and issue bonds to cover 70 percent of capital construction costs for a stadium at Clark College.A 5 percent admissions tax would raise a $10 movie ticket to $10.50, for example, and some of the estimated 100 people who attended asked questions like, “Why add a tax on movie and symphony tickets for baseball?”last_img read more

Student allegedly had gun at Prairie High School

first_imgA 19-year-old senior at Prairie High School was arrested at his home Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of bringing a handgun to school.Jase Alan Vesterby allegedly brought the weapon to school a couple of weeks ago and multiple students later alerted Prairie’s school resource officer, Deputy Dwaine Bowden.“He did not threaten anyone and there was no indication that he came to school intending to use it,” said Gregg Herrington, spokesman for Battle Ground Public Schools.Bowden interviewed students and eventually contacted Vesterby at his home Wednesday afternoon and arrested him. He was also expelled from school in an “emergency expulsion” procedure. The student was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of possessing a dangerous weapon on school grounds.Prairie High School Principal Jason Perrins sent an automated voice message to parents of Prairie High School students, letting them know about the incident. He also praised the students who brought up the issue to the school resource officer:“I want to express my appreciation to the students who came forward and all our students who help us keep PHS safe. We are very proud of our students for realizing the seriousness of weapons being brought to school.”last_img read more

Vouchers will help homeless veterans

first_imgAn additional 30 homeless veterans in the Vancouver area will get housing over the next year through a federal program.“This is really good news,” said Sasha Nichelson, program director with the Vancouver Housing Authority.The VHA will receive $155,347 to provide housing vouchers through funding announced Wednesday.The agency will work with the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, through its Vancouver VA campus, in administering the program.Veterans Affairs officials provide case management and supportive services.Each voucher “represents a year’s rent for someone who has sacrificed for our nation but is now struggling to find housing,” Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in a news release announcing the funding.The 30 additional vouchers will expand a program that currently enables 70 veterans to find housing in the Vancouver rental market.The VHA and Veterans Affairs also team up to house 30 other local veterans at a residential site on the Vancouver VA campus.The Vancouver Housing Authority’s expanded voucher program is a result of the 2012 “point in time” estimate of homeless people, Nichelson said.The increase also reflects “how well we have utilized our previous vouchers,” Nichelson said. “We were able to lease them up quickly, and keep them leased.”Participating vets who rent privately owned housing through the voucher program generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent.The homeless veterans include men and women; some are single, and others have families.The VA is the starting point for the housing program. VA officials meet with homeless veterans, then refer them — based on a variety of criteria — to the housing authority. The VA also helps the veterans through the voucher process, and assists in the transition when they’ve moved in.Representatives of the two agencies were scheduled to meet today to discuss implementing the expanded program, Nichelson said.Increasing the tenant program from 70 veterans to 100 shouldn’t require much of a ramp-up, she said.“We’re continually moving people in,” she said. “People leave, so it’s a continual process.”The local vouchers are part of $75 million in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.According to the January 2012 “point in time” survey, there were 62,619 homeless veterans in the U.S.; it marked a 7.2 percent decrease — 4,876 fewer homeless vets — since the January 2011 survey.Tom Vogt: 360-735-4558; http://www.twitter.com/col_history; tom.vogt@columbian.comlast_img read more

Man hospitalized after truck flips hits pole in Amboy

first_imgA man was taken to the hospital Saturday night after the truck he was driving flipped and crashed into a utility pole in Amboy, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Tracey Ray Jennings, 23, of Battle Ground was driving a 1992 Toyota 4Runner west in the 16800 block of Grantham Road when the truck veered off the road, flipped “end over end” and hit the pole, Sgt. Fred Neiman said by email. Deputies and a fire rescue crew were dispatched to the scene at 10:51 p.m.Jennings, who was thrown from the truck during the crash, was taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries described as not being life-threatening, Neiman said. Nobody else was in the truck.Jennings has been discharged from the PeaceHealth Southwest, hospital staff said Sunday. The crash brought down power lines and caused a brief power outage in the area, Neiman said. A crew from Clark Public Utilities was called out to repair the lines. According to the utility company’s online outage map, about 400 customers in the Amboy area lost power Saturday night.Jennings could face a charge of driving under the influence, Neiman said. The case has been referred to the county prosecutor’s office, he said.last_img read more