Zinedine Zidane has reportedly chosen the man likely to succeed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the title of the number one player in the worldDon Balon have reported that the Real Madrid manager has made a surprising choice in naming the likely successor for both Ronaldo and Messi with the Frenchman choosing to not name Neymar, but his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.The 19 year-old forward has enjoyed another stellar campaign in Ligue 1 this season, following his move from AS Monaco to PSG in the summer with Mbappe having scored 19 goals and made 11 assists in his 37 appearances this season.Even Neymar himself, who completed a world record transfer of €222m from Barcelona last summer to finally win the Ballon d’Or, has marveled at the ability of his young teammate.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Zidane is convinced of Mbappe’s potential and lamented that fact that his compatriot plays for PSG, when Real president Florentino Perez practically had a deal sealed for the forward.Both Zidane and Neymar are not the only ones to have recognised Mbappe’s potential with the recently retired Fabio Capello having previously stated:“Messi and Ronaldo will last another two years and later it will be Kylian Mbappe’s moment. He has a great future and will be the new Cristiano Ronaldo” said the former Real and AC Milan manager.
England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that he has been preparing his side for penalty shoot-outs since March by having his players practice, study and develop strategiesThe Three Lions will face Group H winners Colombia at Moscow for next Tuesday’s Round of 16 clash after losing top spot in Group G following their 1-0 defeat to Belgium on Thursday.England are chasing their first knockout win since the 2006 World Cup and have been preparing for every possible scenario that may occur at Russia with penalties having been a high priority for Southgate this summer due to the national side’s terrible record in penalty shoot-out’s with just one win in seven attempts at a major tournament.Southgate, who himself infamously missed a penalty for England at the Euro ’96 semi-final against Germany, is determined to ensure that his side are well prepared.“In terms of penalties, we’ve been practising and going through strategies on them since March,” said the former defender, as stated on Sky Sports.“We’ve done various different studies and had individual practice.Crouch: 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’ll obviously go through that in a little more detail now, but it would have been too late to start that now, three days away from a game.“We are aware the margins are going to be really fine in these knockout phases, and we have got to be prepared physically to go to extra-time if needed, mentally to go to extra-time – and to go beyond that, if that’s what it takes.”The 47-year-old is under no illusions over the individual quality within the Colombia squad, but he is confident that his players have what it takes to win.“I believe it’s a game we can win,” said Southgate.“It’s going to be a fantastic challenge for us. The numbers that they’ve got supporting them is clear, and they have some outstanding individual players.”Southgate made eight changes in England’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium on Thursday with the World Cup’s leading goalscorer Harry Kane being a notable absence as Adnan Januzaj’s brilliant strike settled the game in Belgium’s favour.
AC Milan have reportedly told potential suitors that Leonardo Bonucci would cost them around £31m, according to talkSPORT.The cash-strapped San Siro club are to open to selling the Italian international defender in order to balance their books.Bonucci, who joined from rivals Juventus after falling out of favour in Turin is reportedly gathering interest from English side Manchester United and French champions, Paris Saint Germaine.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Milan have already been banned from this season’s upcoming UEFA Europa League after they were found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.Portuguese striker Andre Silva has been drawing the attention of newly promoted English premier league side Wolverhampton Wanderers, and a move to the Molineux looks set to be on the cards should they match Milan’s valuation of the player.Silva joined from Portuguese side FC Porto last summer for a fee of around 40 million euros and struggle to make a huge impact. Milan would hope selling both Bonucci and Andre Silva should be enough to see them balance their books.
Lazio have been seeded into Pot 1 for the upcoming UEFA Europa League draw, according to Football Italia.After Atalanta’a shock elimination which came at the hands of Danish side Copenhagen, Lazio and AC Milan are the only representatives of the Serie A, and the Biancocelesti have been seeded into Pot 1 with the likes of Sevilla, Arsenal and Chelsea.Other results in the play-offs mean that Lazio are top seeds in the draw for the group stage, which is in Monte Carlo on Friday at 12.00 UK time.Their position was boosted by the elimination in the preliminary stage of Steaua Bucharest and FC Basel.As Milan have barely featured on the continent in recent years, they are in Pot 2 with a weakened co-efficient ranking.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.It means they could be placed in the same group as Andre Silva’s Sevilla, Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, Arsenal, Zenit St Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen or Dynamo Kiev.Pot 1: Sevilla, Arsenal, Chelsea, Zenit, Bayer Leverkusen, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, Red Bull Salzburg, Olympiacos, Villarreal, Anderlecht, Lazio.Pot 2: Sporting, Ludogorets, Copenhagen, Olympique Marseille, Celtic, PAOK, Milan, Racing Genk, Fenerbahce,Krasnodar, Astana, Rapid Vienna.Pot 3: Betis, Qarabag, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Malmo, Spartak Moscow, Standard Liege, Zurich, Bordeaux, Rennes.Pot 4: Apollon Limassol, Rosenborg, Vorskla Poltava, Slavia Prague, Akhisarspor, Jablonec,AEK Larnaca, Vidi, Rangers, Dudelange,Spartak Trnava, Sarpsborg.
Massimiliano Allegri believes that Cristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or and also backed the Portuguese to open his scoring on Sunday against Sassuolo.Allegri is backing 5 time Ballon d’Or winner to take the award yet again this year after his performances for European Champions Real Madrid last season.And since arriving from Real Madrid this summer, Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to find the net, but Allegri is confident he will break the ice on Sunday when Juventus host Sassuolo.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will break his duck,” Allegri said at a press conference.“I expect nothing more or less than what he did in the first three games, but I believe tomorrow he’ll find the back of the net and break the ice.“With no offence to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it.”
According to the AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso, the only objective the team has is to return to the biggest club tournament in the worldAC Milan wants to return to the world’s biggest and most important club competition: the UEFA Champions League.And for manager Gennaro Gattuso, what’s important is that the team returns to that stage.“I’m thinking about tomorrow’s game. Inter are strong and are showing that in the Champions League as well,” Gattuso told Reuters.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Being attached to them is an extra incentive but finishing ahead of them isn’t an objective.”“I’m only thinking about improving my players and finishing in the Champions League places,” he added.“It’s not a coincidence that Torino has such a strong away record.”“They have the physicality and technical quality, are always well-organized by a prepared coach [Walter Mazzarri]. It’s going to be very tough for us,” he concluded.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:blue heron aviation, Fbo, louis jennings, provo international airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Nov 2014 – Magnetic Media on tour of site today in Five Cays. It is a magnificent gateway for the TCI as a luxury destination. Blue Heron Aviation has an amazing view of the Provo Intl Airport and according to General Manager, Louis B. Jennings they have already welcomed guests and weeks of staff training has been excellent for the newly comprised team. Grounded; TCIAA suspends flight operations at Provo Intl Airport Provo Airport handling hundreds of tourists on Saturdays – officials say it is mostly sweet Govt accused of deceiving public in private airport deal; three call for case to be heard
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – While the Provo International Airport is coping with the crash and emergency landings on the tarmac, the building and premises is now being rushed to completion as the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority prepares for its official opening on the new terminal next week; just a few days before 2015 begins. The airport terminal which is now done with phase one of the redevelopment which started in late 2012 was touted to cost $10 million to expected to expand the terminal building from 51,462 to 92,321 square feet to accommodate around 500 thousand passengers annually. The transformed site boasts a contoured open air terminal, the country’s first flight information display system, domestic curbside check in and a dual level international departure lounge. These changes and the investment have not escaped criticisms though as some feel they cannot see where the money went, and others believe the expanded structure is already too small to accommodate the remarkable growth in tourism for the country. In Summer 2012 it was explained that the third and final phase will include the domestic departures and arrivals area, completion of car park and aesthetics, including water features. The Providenciales International Airport opening is set for December 29th, 2014. Related Items:official opening, provo international airport, Tciaa, turks and caicos airport authority Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for you
Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2016 – The Bahamas today welcomes His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex at the Coral Harbour Base of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. Magnetic Media will be there with cameras rolling. Watch for it on Turquoise Morning – PTV8 on Mondays and Thursdays at 7am and 4 News every weekday at 7am.The Prince, who is in The Bahamas to support the Duke of Edinburgh program in his capacity as its International Trustee and Chairman and for the Governor General Youth Awards, will arrive at the base for a ceremony at 12:30pm. Related Items:coral harbour base, earl of essex, prince edwanrd Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Annual Fun, Run or Walk Meet
For the full year, this final quarter spike in spending brought operating surplus to a 133% high. The report issued by the Ministry of Finance reveals that despite a surplus of $10.3 million for the final quarter of last fiscal year, it was $12.5 million below government projections due to as many as four requests by the PNP Administration to give more funds to finance additional projects. The Attorney General’s Chambers was up 46%, by nearly $1.5 million. The judiciary was also up considerably, as much as 59% and a final spending recorded at over $2.1 million. Also with big jumps were the Deputy Governor’s office, spending 67% more; Home Affairs was 56% above budget; Ministry of Infrastructure surged by 36%, Health, Agriculture & Human Services increased by 27% and Tourism & Culture spent 59% above what was budgeted. Among them, the controversial, multi-million dollar security bill for the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team. Police spending, as a result of this, soared by 128% or $3.9 million extra. Finance was pleased though with the overall performance and said, among other things the intent is to continue to work down public debt and achieve surpluses. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA last minute burst of spending and extra requests for money in the final quarter of 2015-2016 is what caused the country to come in with a less than forecast surplus; this according to figures published in the unaudited Fourth Quarter Financial Report. Related Items: Border Control & the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport & Library Services were each at 11% more; while another big gain was in the area of expenses was the Office of the Premier, up three digits by 138% to come in at $808,000 dollars in the fourth quarter. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The media in Turks and Caicos was, yesterday, given a tour of the Hurricane Hunter aircraft; property of the US Air Force which is parked at the Providenciales International Airport. The Turks and Caicos is a part of a hurricane awareness tour through the region and Director of the National Hurricane Center, Dr. Rick Knabb challenged residents when he spoke at a short debrief after the tour.“I encourage everyone to do at least one thing to get ready in advance for the next hurricane, we hope you all have the confidence in all of our partnerships that you see represented here, so that you would listen and heed the warnings when they are issued.”The team was thanked by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government; Governor Dr. John Freeman was particularly fascinated by the entire experience being a former military man himself. “It’s a real privilege to come along and meet this team this morning, this aircraft which we’ve been looking at is a fantastic contribution to being able to be more predictable about what can happen, but as they were just saying, and most of all I want to thank them actually on all of our behalf on these islands for they work they do to help us, but they also want us to learn from that, to get ourselves ready.”Three schools and a healthy cadre of government officials including the Governor, the Home Affairs Minister and DDME director was given a working knowledge of the program. The NOAA, Hurricane Center and Air Force crew spent the night in Provo and left the country today.#MagneticMediaNews#getreadyforhurricaneseasontour#NOAAintheTCI Related Items:#getreadyforhurricaneseasontour, #magneticmedianews, #NOAAintheTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 27, 2017 – Kingston – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is lauding the Government for the significant work in creating an enabling environment for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Jamaica.Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, said the organisation recognises “the impressive leadership of the Government in pushing forward the national agenda on both development and climate change”.She was addressing negotiators and other stakeholders during a preparatory meeting for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston on Wednesday (October 25). COP 23 will be held in Bonn, Germany, from November 6 to 17.Dr. Laurence-Chounoune said that Jamaica has been a significant contributor to the Caribbean and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) negotiating team and has “boldly, clearly and relentlessly brought the peculiar issues of SIDS to the climate change negotiating table at successive COPs”.She noted that Jamaica is strongly positioned to advocate for an effective COP 23 outcome that can support the achievement of national targets. The UNFCCC entered into force on March 21, 1994. It has near-universal membership. To date, 197 countries have ratified the Convention. The COP meets each year to take decisions that further the implementation of the Convention and to combat climate change.In the meantime, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said climate change remains at the top of the Government’s agenda.“The reality is that we must focus on our long-term resilience in a changing climate and changing world,” he said.Mr. Vaz noted that the Government recognizes that climate change has far-reaching implications for the future, particularly in terms of its impact on jobs, infrastructure, investments, natural and man-made resources, the economy as well as the country’s sustainable development goals.Further highlighting the gravity of the impact of climate change, the Minister pointed to a study done by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), which estimates that by 2050, cumulative losses due to degradation of marine ecosystems, storm damage and other factors may average as much as US$366 million per year.Meanwhile, the Minister welcomed the consultation, which, he said, will provide an opportunity to discuss and agree on the kind of actions needed from developing countries on issues that are critical to the Caribbean and SIDS.“The consultations also foster the exchange of ideas that will enable SIDS, like Jamaica, to strengthen their negotiating position at the COP talks in order to find the best fit for us in terms of building our resilience to the impacts of climate change,” he said.The Bonn climate change conference is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient and climate-safe development.The Paris accord, which is an agreement within the UNFCCC, deals with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and financing, starting in the year 2020.Jamaica became the 142nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement on March 30, 2017. As of October 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, and 169 have become party to it.Release: JIS
Schalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel insists their summer transfer activity cannot be held culpable for the club’s poor start to the seasonLast season’s Bundesliga runners-up total expenditure in the summer came to €52,7m after signing the likes of Sebastian Rudy, Suat Serdar and Omar Mascarell.However, Schalke have only managed two wins in their opening nine league games and find themselves 15th and just one place above the relegation play-off spot.But Heidel is adamant that the new recruits were money well spent.Merson 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.“Before the season, we were praised to the skies for our new signings. The assessment in the media and the public opinion change rapidly,” Heidel told Ruhr Nachrichten.“16 out of the 18 Bundesliga clubs probably wanted to sign Omar Mascarell, Mark Uth and Salif Sané in the summer. We are convinced that our team is stronger than last season.”Although Schalke did claim a rare win on Wednesday after beating 1.FC Köln 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out following their 1-1 draw in the DFB-Pokal Cup.
AS Roma forward Patrik Schick has rubbished rumors linking him with a loan move in January, saying “I want to show my worth”.Schick joined AS Roma in 2017 on a temporary deal for a loan fee of €5 million, with a conditional obligation to buy the player.The 22-year-old has failed to make an impact at the Giallorossi having made just 6 appearances and scored one goal this season.His lack of game time and form has led to speculations about his future and the latest transfer gossip has him being shipped out on loan in the January transfer window.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s just conjecture,” Schick insisted, speaking to reporters at the Czech Republic training camp, as cited by Football Italia.“I’m still convinced of wanting to show my worth and make it with the Giallorossi.“I’m happy to have scored my first league goal [against Samp] and now I’m sure I’ll get more chances.“I need to play more, I’m lacking minutes.”
FC Porto manager Sérgio Conceição insists the target remains the same, despite a qualification spot for the last-16 up for grabs tonightThe Primeira Liga leaders will host Schalke 04 in Portugal for a Champions League match needing just a point to book a place in the knockout stages.Currently, Porto leads Group D with 10 points from four games with Schalke trailing them by two points and third-place Galatasaray a further four points back.But, for Conceição, it makes no difference where they are in the standings as the goal remains the same as always – to win.“We look at every match with the same goal: getting the three points and put on a good performance,” Conceição told reporters on the club website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“A victory will allow us to end the group stage in the lead and we know how important that is, but we are not under pressure at all.“We don’t think of the “what ifs?” in football. What matters is what we control, which is our performance.”Aside from striker Vincent Aboubakar remaining sidelined, Conceição has a fully-fit squad available for tonight.The Porto-Schalke match will begin at 21:00 (CET) at the Estádio do Dragão.
Max Allegri admits Inter Milan posed a threat in the game but praised Juventus for readjusting to grind out a vital 1-0 win.Juve would have been 1-0 down if Roberto Gagliardini’s hadn’t hit the upright, however, Allegri’s men were resolute as they found the breakthrough thanks to Mandzukic’s header.“Inter caused us problems in the first half, opening up with Joao Mario and Gagliardini, so we struggled to close them down. It’s also true the biggest chances of the first half came from us giving the ball away,” Allegri told Football Italia.“I moved Mandzukic to the left, Paulo Dybala played much better and we had a very different performance in terms of intensity and pressure. We allowed Inter practically nothing in the second half and we had several more chances.“Matteo Politano was putting pressure on, so I switched the full-backs to make the most of our characteristics and cover where needed, pushing on the other.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Cancelo struggled a little with Politano in the first half, mainly the transitions. We’re working on Cancelo’s defensive approach and it must be recognized he has improved a great deal.“I asked the lads this evening to be efficient and effective. We were only half that in the first period, but then we started to hold the ball with greater patience, were more organized and solid. After that, the quality of the players inevitably emerges.“Cancelo did very well, I thought Dybala was excellent, but I had to introduce Douglas Costa for his pace out wide.“We knew the championship wouldn’t end today, but we still absolutely had to avoid defeat.”
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) who murdered Diego Armando Villa.On Sunday, December 31, 2017, at about 1:00 a.m., 23-year-old Diego Armando Villa was approached by an unknown suspect(s) at 3800 Teak Street. Diego Villa was shot by the suspect(s) for unknown reasons. Diego Villa sustained serious injuries as a result of being shot and was pronounced deceased the following day at a local hospital. Anyone with information about these murders is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2331 or (619) 531-2293 or 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. Crime Stoppers search for suspect(s) responsible for unsolved murder of San Diego man KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime, San Diego Crime Stoppers FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 8, 2018 January 8, 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 SettingsIn 247 days, Karen Bahena will lose her work permit because of President Trump’s elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.Bahena graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in public health and nutrition. She currently works as a research coordinator at the UCSD School of Medicine and is pursuing a medical career. She hopes to one day help underprivileged communities meet health care needs.More than 17,000 “dreamers” have lost their DACA protections — which include a driver’s license and a work permit — since President Trump eliminated the program in September 2017.Democrats hoped to send a message to President Trump by inviting more than a dozen undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to attend his first State of the Union address. Congressman Scott Peters invited Bahena to attend the address.Bahena told us more about her story on Good Morning San Diego. Medical researcher and DACA recipient faces loss of job permit Updated: 8:01 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: DACA, dreamer, Immigration, karen bahena, medicine, research, sdsu, UCSD FacebookTwitter Posted: February 19, 2018 , February 19, 2018
Veteran gave sleeping bags to the homeless Jonathan Halvorson, November 19, 2018 Jonathan Halvorson 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 89-year-old Korean War veteran hit the streets to give sleeping bags to the homeless. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 19, 2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, ASA the National Corn Growers Association and the U.S. Canola Association sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate agriculture committees (attached) proposing a compromise on the issue of tying farm program payments to planted acres. The organizations offered the proposed compromise as a way to break the deadlock on the issue of current vs. decoupled acres, with the hope that farm bill negotiators then can conclude the farm bill conference. The three organizations have strongly opposed “recoupling” payments to current plantings because it would distort production in years of lower prices and could trigger WTO challenges, similar to the Brazil cotton case.The proposal would use the average of planted acres during the five years previous to the current year as the payment base for both the revenue and the price programs. The average would move forward, adding and dropping a year every year, in order to remain as current as possible without including the current year, which would serve as a deterrent to building base.The organizations stated in the letter that, while this compromise is not their first choice for establishing payment acres in the commodity title, it would allow the farm bill to move forward. Otherwise, we’ll likely see another extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, which would fail to provide the long-term certainty and confidence that farmers need to remain competitive.