Giggs satisfied with Wales performance

first_imgDespite having lost the final of the China Cup 1-0 to Uruguay, Ryan Giggs has described himself as happy with the entire squad’s overall performance in the tournamentWales had their chances to open the scoring against Uruguay with Andy King twice coming close to scoring against goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Gareth Bale later forced the Uruguayan into another fine save, but they appeared to lose their rhythm after Edinson Cavani scored after the break in his 100th appearance at international level.“Of course, against teams like that you’re going to ride your luck but they showed us the utmost respect,” said Giggs, according to Sky Sports.“We won’t play against much better teams than that in terms of experience and talent. It was a great learning curve for the players and a great test which I thought they stood up to.“What I want from my team is to go to the end and I thought we did. Suarez and Cavani were going to the end, and we were still in the game.“Ryan Hedges put in that fantastic cross right at the end, and on another day we’d have got someone on the end of it.”Players who made it public that they weren’t happy in their club Jozef Fabian – September 12, 2019 Football is about so much more than what happens on the pitch.Overall the newly appointed Wales manager was pleased with their overall performance in the tournament and believes that there is a lot of promise within the squad.“We’ve had two very different opponents and two different performances, but equally pleasing in many ways.“I have learned there is a fantastic team spirit which I knew beforehand but then witnessing it was brilliant.“There’s also a lot of quality in the squad, and more that’s been left at home as well.“I’m really happy with the young lads who have come in and done well and with the squad as a whole.”last_img read more

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Valverde criticizes Real Valladolids pitch

first_imgThe Barcelona coach talked after his team beat 1-0 the Estadio Jose Zorrilla tenants but was angry about the state of the field“My players are also football players, not farmers. Nobody is interested in playing on a lawn that does not meet good conditions,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.The Blaugrana manager was angry about the state of the field in Estadio Jose Zorrilla after his team beat Real Valladolid 1-0.The grass “was the same for everyone”, he added.“Valladolid played with good pressure and they pushed us, but the pitch had a lot to do with it.”“We were more dominant and had opportunities, but we couldn’t score the second goal,” he said to the club’s official website as quoted by Sport.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There was a time when they changed the system and we could’ve made it 0-2 then, but in the last few minutes we did badly.”“These results give us opportunities to win the league, but we feared that there could be some injury, the state of the pitch has conditioned both teams,” he added.La Liga president Javier Tebas tweeted that the turf “did not meet the minimum conditions required.”El estado del césped del José Zorrilla no reunía las condiciones mínimas exigidas para una COMPETICIÓN como @LaLiga, evidentemente se procede a abrir el expediente disciplinario correspondiente para depurar las responsabilidades.— Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) August 25, 2018last_img read more

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Juventus success is because of work at the club

first_imgFor the team’s director of sport Fabio Paratici, the good results are not just thanks to the transfer marketMany have said that Juventus is “buying” its way to the top of the Italian Lega Serie A and the UEFA Champions League.But for director of sport Fabio Paratici, this is a lie since the team is working hard for success.“Juventus results are not just thanks to the transfer market, but the work of this great club. We have been together for seven or eight years now and this season has started in the best possible way,” he was quoted by Football Italia.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“It’s very early to tell who the title contenders will be, but the usual suspects are Napoli, Inter, and Milan.”“It wasn’t just an intuition for me, but also Pavel Nedved, Marotta, and president Andrea Agnelli. Cristiano’s arrival was simple really because he is a great champion both on and off the field. It was all very simple,” he explained about signing Ronaldo.“Dybala has shown over the years that he is a great player and you can’t evaluate him on just one goal. He hasn’t suddenly forgotten how to play football. We evaluate his overall performances, the way he acts with teammates and in training.”“It’s difficult to say whether this is the strongest Juventus squad we’ve had in this era, as there have always been great players like Gigi Buffon, Carlos Tevez, Dani Alves, Arturo Vidal, and Pogba. I will say we are very competitive,” he added.last_img read more

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Manchester United desperately want to bind Paul Pogba amid Barcelona transfer

first_imgAccording to the renowned sports portal, ESPN, Manchester United’s board are strongly opposing Barcelona’s intention to secure the services of the French midfielder Paul Pogba.The future of the 25-year-old has been a subject of numerous discussions over the last few months and especially after his public confrontation with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.With the Red Devils struggling to find the right balance this season under the Portuguese coach, it was suspected the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner would prefer a change of air. Even Pogba’s manager Mino Raiola recently announced his client would like to swap the English Premier League with La Liga, with Real Madrid and Barcelona named the leading candidates to wrap up the deal.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, after Los Blancos abandoned the track that leads to the former Juventus star, the Blaugrana have remained the only option. Still, it was unknown whether the Catalans can afford to splash out a figure that exceeds €100 million, but it seems the current La Liga holders are prepared to make a move.Manchester United management would, nonetheless, like to keep Pogba in the squad, mainly because Mourinho’s faith seems to be more and more away from the Old Trafford, with Zinedine Zidane’s name steadily approaching by the 3-time Champions League winners over the last period.last_img read more

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Noble The sky is the limit for Declan Rice

first_imgWest Ham captain Mark Noble welcomed the news that Declan Rice had signed a new long-term contract and expects big things from him in the futureThe 19-year-old midfielder has already made 51 appearances for West Ham after graduating the academy and he’s now committed his future to the club until June 2024.And Noble, who himself came through the youth ranks, is delighted with the news that Rice will be sticking around and revealed the advice he gave him.“It is fantastic news for both Declan and for the football club,” Noble told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I have spoken to him regularly about his situation and Declan is on a massive high now. He’s come into the team, he’s playing fantastically well and now he has signed a new long-term contract, which he thoroughly deserves.“I’ve said to him that I’m always here for him because times aren’t always good and aren’t always smooth playing in the Premier League at a high level, so I’ve told him to keep learning, keep improving and keep enjoying it.“For him, I think the sky is the limit and I’ve always said that. He’s a top player and every day that I can help him along in his journey is something to be proud of.”West Ham will face Burnley on Sunday at Turf Moor in the Premier League.last_img read more

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33 year old male charged with five firearm related charges – Kew

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Wednesday, 08th October 2014 11:08AM – After a thorough investigation by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, charges have been laid against a 33-year-old male relating to an incident, which took place on Sunday, 05th October 2014 in the Kew Town area. The 33 year old male will be taken before the Chief Magistrate in the Magistrate’s Court later this week on charges of Discharging Firearm, Possession of Ammunition, Discharging Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with intent to endanger life and Possession of Ammunition with intent to endanger life.The 33 year old male will not be entering a plea until the day of his Sufficiency Hearing in the Supreme Court. The Chief Magistrate will schedule the date for that Sufficiency Hearing later this week. Historic $4m road works project in Kew Town, Glass Shack, first ever sidewalks under construction YOUNG MAN FOUND DEAD, KEW TOWN AGAIN Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:kewtown, magistrate’s court, possession of fireaRM, royal turks and caicos police force Recommended for you Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine divisionlast_img read more

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Sandals Foundation is Inspiring Joy with a Toy to Over 2000 Turks

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 7, 2016 – Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Beaches Resorts is ‘Inspiring Joy with a Toy’ this holiday season, all thanks to a unique partnership between the foundation and Hasbro, Inc., one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers.Thousands of local children were given the opportunity to party with Sandals Foundation volunteers, Jolly Old St. Nick, and several of their favorite furry Sesame Street friends.   “This year we are celebrating our annual toy drive under the motto Inspire Joy with a Toy,” said organizer and PR Manager Elanor Krzanowski said, “and we are truly inspiring joy, laughter and happiness among so many kids across the island.”The festivities started with excitement when 100 students from two government schools, Ianthe Pratt and Enid Capron were invited to attend Sandals Foundation’s sponsored S.T.A.R. (Sandals Travel Agency Recognition) Awards Children’s Christmas at Treasure Beach.During this event, several travel partners from North America, UK, Canada and Latin America had the opportunity to not only interact with the selected students, but also to hand deliver their gifts.“We are happy that we were able to share this experience with our travel partners,” said Heidi Clarke, Director of Programmes for the Sandals Foundation. “The travel agents do so much in creating awareness for the Foundation. We wanted them to see and interact with the students and be a part of our philanthropic efforts here in Turks & Caicos.”Later in the week, Sandals Foundation volunteers visited neighboring School Ianthe Pratt Primary to deliver over 600 Toys to students at the school.“Although the Ianthe Pratt Primary falls outside our sponsored school curriculum, they are a part of our The Bight community and we do all that we can in supporting several educational and recreational initiatives at the school.” Said, PR Manager Elanor Krzanowski, “Last year we were able to donate Christmas gift to the top performing students at that school, this year, I am excited to say that we were able to increase inventory with Hasbro, Inc to include all students at Ianthe Pratt.” The group of volunteers also took the Christmas celebration treat to their Five Cay based Sponsored school Enid Capron Primary, where every students received a gift and treat as they do every year.  “We have been working with Enid Capron for the past decade, and have hosted several Christmas treats over the years, the excitement and the beaming faces never get old, and it’s actually one of the highlights of my Christmas.”  Krzanowski continued,  “I am just really grateful that I work for a resort where corporate responsibility is the core of their operation, every Christmas children across the island can look forward gift and treats from Beaches and the Sandals Foundation.”This year, the Sandals Foundation was able to extend the Christmas treats to not just students at its adopted schools, but also children in the Providenciales community which included several churches and the local orphanage and the foster children program.“The students look forward to this event every year and it is the highlight of their Christmas. It is with great appreciation that the Enid Capron family expresses profound thanks to the Sandals Foundation for once again hosting our annual Christmas party and bringing gifts for every single student at our school.”  Said Enid Capron Principal Sophia Garland.Nikeemo King of the Ianthe Pratt Primary school also expressed her gratitude, “Once again, thank you to Beaches Resort and The Sandals Foundation for pitting smiles on our students faces for the holiday, I am grateful”Other Christmas treats and celebrations included, Clement Howell High School Christmas Treat, The Bight Community Kids Christmas Party, The Beaches Staff Christmas party, which expected to see over 800 kids in attendance.All Christmas treat activities included face painting, line dancing, arts and crafts, and coloring sessions while kids indulged in mouthwatering delights such as cheeseburgers, hotdogs, cotton candies, ice cream and beverages.last_img read more

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Ricardo Ferretti wants Mexico to improve after Argentina loss

first_imgMexico’s interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is not satisfied with his nation’s poor outing.Argentina beat Mexico national team 2-0 on Friday in an international friendly held at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes stadium.Showing his dissatisfaction with the team, Ferretti suggested that the incoming coach should strive to improve the team’s performance with the younger group of players.“We were a long way off today, I was hoping the players would play better,” said Ferretti after the game in the news conference as quoted by ESPN.“We made a lot of mistakes and players at this level shouldn’t do.”Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Far is a drastic word, but it’s true we have a lot of work to do.”On the other hand, Mexican striker Alan Pulido admitted that missed opportunities during the match were as a result of the absence of Javier Hernandez, Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado and Hector Moreno.“There were two opportunities that if we had put in would’ve changed the course of the game,” Pulido told reporters afterward.”“But these types of games are useful practice against national teams like Argentina.”last_img read more

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Mohamed Salah is Liverpools nuclear weapon – Mourinho

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised Mohamed Salah ahead of the club’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday.Mourinho admits stopping the Egypt international will be a tough task for his team as they head to Merseyside to face Jurgen Klopp’s side and their top four hopes hanging in the balance.Defeat at Anfield would leave United 19 points behind their rivals after just 16 games of the season and the threat of Salah looms large.“I think he has developed incredibly well at every level since Chelsea. Physically an amazing development” Mourinho said, according to Mirror Football.“He was a fast, fragile boy and now he is a fast strong man. He was psychologically not adapted coming direct from a small club in Switzerland like Basel to a big club in England and the Premier League when he signed for Chelsea. It was too much.”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…“I remember I played him at White Hart Lane against Tottenham and at The Etihad against Manchester City and it was too much for him.”“Now he plays everywhere against any team. He can go to Barcelona, he can go to Madrid, he plays like “I am Mo-Mo-Salah and I am afraid of no-one and nobody.”“His levels of experience in Italy and coming back to the Premier League , he is a fantastic player, a completely different to the potential player we brought from Basel to Chelsea.““He was a project player, now he is one of the best players in the world. So I don’t think the fact I know him helps me because I knew a project player, and now he is a top player.”“But every match we try to analyse opponents, the strengths and the weaknesses, and when you go to Liverpool they have many strengths, but of course he is nuclear in strength.”last_img read more

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Neville Fabinho is a top player

first_imgGary Neville has no more doubts over Fabinho’s credentials as a “top player” following his performance for Liverpool against Manchester United last weekFollowing his £39m transfer from AS Monaco in the summer, Fabinho struggled to break into the Liverpool team and was left out of their opening eight Premier League games.But recently the Brazilian midfielder has begun to demonstrate his true potential with impressive performances against United last week and Wolves on Friday.Despite having initial doubts over whether Fabinho would be able to cope with Premier League football, United great Neville has made a u-turn.“He got a little bit of criticism a few games ago, against Arsenal, when he didn’t do too well and I had wondered whether he would adapt to the pace,” Neville told Sky Sports, via Daily Mirror.“But last week against Manchester United he was fantastic.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“What I liked about him was sometimes you see a defensive midfield player and they play horizontally, the shuffle across horizontally, they pass horizontally.“He actually moved up the pitch. He was up in the game, backing up at the edge of the box. His pass for the first goal was absolutely fantastic, cut United open.“Last week was the first time I saw him put in a performance where I thought ‘this looks like a top player’.“Obviously we know he’s top player but you just think is he going to settle into this Liverpool team?“It looked like a slow start but now it looks he’s delivering what Jurgen Klopp wanted him to.”Fabinho provided Mohamed Salah with an assist for Liverpool’s opening goal of the game in their 2-0 win against Wolves with Virgil van Dijk scoring the other.last_img read more

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Martial hoping for an extended Solskjaer stay

first_imgAnthony Martial has tipped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to retain the managerial position at Manchester United on a permanent basis.The French midfielder revealed the entire squad is enjoying the reign of the Norwegian boss ahead of their clash with PSG.Martial scored a superb solo goal in United’s 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday to enter the top four and further extend the unbeaten run under the 45-year-old to 11 games.French connexion ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/6q6N13MBFS— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) December 22, 2018“Well, obviously things are going really well at the moment. We’re really happy to have him here,” the France forward told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League showdown against Paris Saint-Germain.“Sure, I hope we can continue with him. The final decision isn’t down to us but certainly, we’re happy he’s here at the moment.”“We’ve got a coach who’s got different intentions, a different approach,” Martial disclosed via FourFourTwo. “We’re trying to do what he wants us to do.“When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence and a lot of determination. That’s really a boost to us.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He had a lot of confidence in us and we’re trying to pay him back in kind.“He’s asking me to attack more, that’s my job after all – to make the difference, as it were, to be more decisive“Things are working out well for the other attackers as well. I hope we can continue to be as effective and efficient.”.@AnthonyMartial: “Obviously things are going really well at the moment so we’re happy to have him [Ole] here with us.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/5pELklKcg0— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 11, 2019However, Solskjaer feels that there is still room for improvement when it comes to Martial’s finishing.“He’s often said that to me and even previous managers have said that to me,” he added.“I think if I do manage to do that [and] get beyond the defence then I will score more goals.”last_img read more

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SDSU West gets more endorsements in fight to gain control of Mission

first_img Updated: 11:36 AM Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Posted: April 18, 2018 Steve Bosh, center_img ‘SDSU West’ gets more endorsements in fight to gain control of Mission Valley site over ‘SoccerCity’ 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The SDSU West ballot measure racked up another string of endorsements Wednesday in its bid to gain control of the Mission Valley site.But a competing initiative from SoccerCity will prove to be formitable competition in what will be an expensive political battle to gain the voters’ support.The endorsements came, as they have in the past, from alumni or Friends of San Diego State, who drafted the ballot initiative.“We are independent of San Diego State. We were drawn to this by our desire for San Diego State to grow and prosper,” said Brian Sipe, a former Aztec and NFL player.“Let’s embrace SDSU West as the only way forward for our school to produce more qualified candidates to help grow our regional economy,” said Leo Morales, SDSU Alumni President.“What we also need right now is for all of you to support SDSU West. It’s the only proposal out there that provides a guaranteed path for SDSU to grow,” said Deanna Encarnacion, Aztecs Club board member.Record numbers of students have applied to SDSU every year over the last decade. Expansion is one of the top selling points to the voters.“In fact, during this past enrollment period, the university received more than 93,000 applications, but sadly, the university will have to turn away the vast majority of these applicants because there is not enough room for them,” Morales said.Their talents and money, he said, will go elsewhere.Part of the competition between these two plans includes the benefits to San Diego. SoccerCity focuses on job creation from its massive development project and a healthy revenue stream for the city.“this university generates 5.67 billion dollars a year in economic impact to the community, and the city and the region, and that number will grow substantially if sdsu can grow,” said Fred Pierce of Friends of San Diego State.Both campaigns will bombard voters with a series of public events, and they will spend heavil7y on TV ads to promote their relative strengths while attacking each other’s flaws.A badly needed stadium for Aztecs football, for example.“SDSU requires a stadium that fits everyone’s interest, not just one person’s interest,” said Bill Hammet, Aztec alum.To Pierce, the broad and deep Aztecs base of voters is what SDSU West is concentrating on now.“Out of 750 thousand voters in the city of San Diego, 150 thousand Aztecs certainly can move the needle,” Pierce said.But the base alone is not enough.“We’re in the middle of that right now and we know that the broad community looks to a variety of organizations that their interests are aligned with so we’re seeking endorsements across San Diego which will show how broad and deep the support is,” Pierce added.The campaign for votes in November, from both sides, will ramp up after the June primary is over.The voters will have four options: They can approve the SoccerCity plan, they can approve the SDSU West plan, they can approve both plans or they can reject both plans. Now if both plans are approved, the one with the highest vote count is the winner.The fact is, the SoccerCity proposal meets the stated needs of SDSU at less cost to the university and provides significantly more benefit to taxpayers than the developer-written “SDSU West” initiative.  Not only do we meet SDSU’s land needs for decades of growth, we’re also proposing three times as many student housing units as “SDSU West,” as well as a new jointly-funded stadium that will save the university $150 million.  This is money that can otherwise be used for academic purposes and to reduce the cost to attend SDSU that burdens students and their parents,” said Project Manager for SoccerCity, Nick Stone.SDSU West fired back saying:“This lawsuit is a desperate attempt by FS Investors to eliminate voter choice about the use of the stadium property and distract them from the details of their flawed SoccerCity initiative. FS Investors are concerned because they know most voters support the SDSU West initiative, so they are trying to deny voters that choice. It is entirely appropriate for our initiative and campaign committee to utilize the SDSU name, given its purpose is to help San Diego State University grow its academic, research and economic benefits for San Diego.It should also be noted that SoccerCity has used SDSU’s name in their pitch to voters repeatedly over the past year. If approved, SoccerCity would block San Diego State University’s growth potential; yet FS Investors has repeatedly used SDSU’s name and likeness to promote their campaign.” April 18, 2018last_img read more

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Its National Pancake Day at IHOP

first_img KUSI Newsroom March 12, 2019 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) – You can get a free breakfast and do a good deed at the same time.Tuesday is IHOP free pancake day!Customers can get a short stack of original buttermilk pancakes for free.While you don’t have to pay, IHOP is collecting donations.The event runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at all IHOP restaurants. During your visit,you can get free pancakes and make a donation Children’s Miracle Network which benefits Rady Children’s.The free pancake deal is dine-in only. You can’t take it to go. Posted: March 12, 2019 Updated: 12:56 PMcenter_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter It’s National Pancake Day at IHOP KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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New lawsuit targets Prevagen challenges claims that the supplement to improve memory

first_img March 13, 2019 New lawsuit targets Prevagen, challenges claims that the supplement to improve memory Updated: 1:48 PM Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo center_img Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A popular supplement that claims to boost memory is the target of a new lawsuit. The supplement called Prevagen is sold in nearly every major retail store in the country, but critics say it’s worthless.In advertisements on TV and online, the manufacturer of Prevagen says the product will support a “sharper mind,” “clearer thinking” and “healthy brain function.”The product label says that clinical tests demonstrated some improvements in cognitive function in as little as 90 days.However, the plaintiffs in a class action suit fled in Texas in late February said those claims are false, deceptive and designed to “dupe consumers ” into buying a supplement that has no effect on the brain.Prevagen contains a synthetic protein called apoaequorin, modeled on a protein found in jellyfish.Dr. Neal Devaraj, a biochemist at the University of California San Diego said a protein taken orally would be broken down in the digestive process before it could reach the bloodstream. Since apoaequorin is a large water soluble protein, Devaraj said it would be unlikely for it to pass the barrier from the bloodstream into the brain.Even though many may question the scientific basis for Prevagen’s claims, the manufacturer is still permitted to make its claims through its commercials, on the product package and on the bottle itself. Miro Copic, a professor of marketing at San Diego State University said that products marketed as dietary supplements face much less regulatory oversight.“The dietary supplement space is kind of the ‘Wild, Wild West,’ ” Copic said. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, Prevagen isn’t subject to review by the Food and Drug Administration.The supplements are covered by a 1994 law that’s less protective of consumers.In the stores we visited, we found that the product was nearly sold out. A bottle of the extra strength formula sells for $60 a bottle, for a 30 day supply.Two years ago, the company that makes Prevagen was sued by the Federal Trade Commission. In its defense, Quincy Bioscience, based in Madison, Wisconsin argued that it had performed clinical trials to support its claims.The FTC countered that the initial studies were inconclusive. However, the judge hearing the case ruled in Prevagen’s favor, after the supplement maker went back to the data, and selectively picked data subgroups to support its marketing claims.While Prevagen prevailed in that 2017 case, last month a federal appeals court overturned the decision, setting the stage for the latest lawsuit. Copic said the suit poses challenges for the plaintiffs.“You’re not being forced to buy this. It’s not a prescription.They’re making no claims that it will help you specifically. That’s why a lot of times, lawsuits in this arena are really hard to win,” Copic said.Quincy Bioscience declined our request for an interview about the lawsuit.A company spokesperson told us, “Nevertheless, we believe the claims are baseless and we will continue to fight these allegations on behalf of the millions of consumers who take Prevagen every day to improve their memory.”The class action lawsuit filed several weeks ago is seeking reimbursement for the amount the class members spent on Prevagen and the difference between Prevagen and the market price of generic protein pills of a similar quantity and type. Posted: March 13, 2019last_img read more

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Police activity at Poway High School after an email threat warned of

first_img June 11, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Police activity at Poway High School after an email threat warned of a bomb on campus KUSI Newsroom center_img Updated: 10:08 AM POWAY (KUSI) – Sheriff’s deputies were investigating a bomb threat that Poway High School received Tuesday via email.Dispatchers were notified shortly before 7:10 a.m. that the school on Espola Road had received an email referencing a bomb on campus, Lt. David Buether said.Deputies responded to the scene and were investigating the threat.“The threat makes reference to after-school hours,” Poway High School Principal Richard Nash said in an email sent to parents and students Tuesday morning. “We take all threats seriously and the post was reported to law enforcement, who are here on site checking the campus.”No additional information was immediately available. Posted: June 11, 2019last_img read more

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ASA Joins Fellow Ag Groups to Urge Practical Biotech Policy in FY2013

first_imgIn a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Ranking Member Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joined eight other major agricultural associations in expressing support for a provision in the Fiscal Year 2013 Appropriations bill that would give growers assurance that biotech crops that have already been approved by USDA can be planted and harvested under temporary stewardship conditions in the event of litigation against USDA’s decision. Introduced by Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), the provision addresses a costly vulnerability in the regulatory process for biotechnology that is discouraging innovation in agriculture and unnecessarily putting farmers at financial risk.”Opponents of agricultural biotechnology have repeatedly filed suits against USDA on procedural grounds in order to disrupt the regulatory process and undermine the science-based regulation of such products,” wrote the groups in the letter. “These lawsuits have also created tremendous resource constraints for USDA and have resulted in significant delays in approval of new, innovative products that will help growers provide Americans with an abundant and economical food supply while remaining competitive in the world market.””Section 733 provides certainty to growers with respect to their planting decisions. If enacted, growers would be assured that the crops they plant could continue to be grown, subject to appropriate interim conditions, even after a judicial ruling against USDA,” continued the groups. “The inclusion of Section 733 is a positive step to ensure that U.S. farmers and our food chain are shielded from supply disruptions caused by litigation over procedural issues unrelated to sound science or the safety of biotech crops. This legislative solution ensures that national agricultural policy is not being decided by the court system while providing a level of certainty that is critical to ensure that our agricultural producers continue to lead the world.”ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Patrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, pdelaney@soy.orglast_img read more

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FactsAboutGMOsorg to Serve as Resource for Consumers on Benefits of Genetically Modified

first_imgThe Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) announced this week the launch of FactsAboutGMOs.org, a new website designed to provide consumers, policymakers and the media with answers to their questions about the use of genetically modified (GM) food ingredients.”Genetically modified food ingredients are not only safe for people and our planet, but they have a number of important benefits,” said Pam Bailey, GMA President and CEO. “This technology has been used safely in the food supply in the United States for twenty years, and seventy to eighty percent of the food we eat in the United States, at home and away from home, contains ingredients that have been genetically modified. We know that some consumers have questions about genetically modified food ingredients. We built this Web site to help answer their questions about the safety, prevalence and benefits of this important and effective technology.”FactsAboutGMOs.org allows consumers to research and verify the safety, prevalence and benefits of genetically modified food ingredients by visiting online information posted by credible and independent sources, including governmental food safety agencies, medical and health organizations, news organizations, food safety experts and non-governmental organizations.last_img read more

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