According to an explosive report from Diario Sport, FC Barcelona has reached a loan agreement with Carlos Vela for the rest of the season.It was just this week when we found out that Carlos Vela was the unknown player whom Barcelona was after to replace Munir’s exit, a report from this Friday suggests that the club and the player’s agent have reached a loan agreement for the rest of the season.The Catalan club still doesn’t completely close the deal because they are still talking specs about the whole situation, as Los Angeles FC refused to sell the player because they still consider him one of the most valuable players in MLS and they believe that he has a bright future ahead of him in the United States as a franchise professional.But the American club also believes that having some of their best player on loan during their break will help them improve their level of performance and bring it back to the MLS in order to bring a more spectacular style of football.But FC Barcelona also has another ace under their sleeve, a mystery player that they have refused to announce so far with whom they are currently also having meetings to see if he would be keen on coming to FC Barcelona for the rest of the season.#NoticiaSPORT | Acuerdo total con Vela a la espera del último ‘tapado’ https://t.co/3GPZaojaLB pic.twitter.com/OFqHz2i8Pj— Diario SPORT (@sport) January 18, 2019The main problem for Carlos Vela is he completely accepted to play for Barcelona, is the fact that he would have to come accepting a series of details that he may not like.For starters, having a player like Luis Suarez as the main striker for the squad is something that gets in the way of Carlos Vela’s possible wishes to feature more for Barcelona.The Mexican would need to come under the condition that he has to take a back seat and only play when manager Ernesto Valverde decides to rest the Uruguay international for less important matches throughout the season, Vela is coming from a start-treatment situation in Los Angeles and adapting to this environment would be slightly difficult for him is he doesn’t understand where he stands in the food chain.There is no way that he will succeed in a club like Barcelona if he comes in with a “prima donna” attitude thinking that he can take the spot from one of the best strikers of the last 10 years, the upside of all this is that Valverde himself has vouched for the Mexican’s arrival because he truly believes that he can help them out for the remains of the season.Report: Barcelona is rumored to be interested in #LAFC forward Carlos Vela. 👀 https://t.co/hEcHQIFJd1 pic.twitter.com/r4HhLxCZO2Zidane 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.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 18, 2019Another thing to consider is Carlos Vela’s family situation, as his wife is from Spain and she would be keen on returning to the country at least for a good part of 2019 in order to keep raising the son they have in the country he was born.If the deal finally goes through between Barcelona and Carlos Vela, it would be because the club wasn’t able to reach this agreement with the mystery player they have refused to reveal so far, or because Vela simply doesn’t want to do the whole “being a sub” act when he is already the star of a club in a different league.But then again, giving up the opportunity to play for a club like FC Barcelona is something that any player would be crazy to refuse.Vela should give a call to Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez and ask him about the experience he had when he played for Real Madrid on loan for a single season.The former Manchester United player is a great example that this scenario can be possible, Hernandez played there for a few months and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.Vela as well could tell his grandchildren that he played alongside Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona, just like ‘Chicharito’ can tell his grandchildren that he played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.Barcelona are said to be interested in signing former Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela in January. pic.twitter.com/IgC6qJmwzy— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) January 17, 2019If the deal goes through for Carlos Vela, which position do you think suits him better? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
New Barcelona signing Kevin-Prince Boateng could make his debut in tonight’s Copa del Rey clash against SevillaThe 31-year-old forward made a shock loan transfer to Barcelona on Monday from Serie A side Sassuolo until the end of the season with the option of it becoming a permanent deal this summer for €8m.Barcelona’s decision to sign Boateng came in light of Munir El Haddadi’s departure to Sevilla earlier this month with Paco Alcacer leaving Camp Nou last summer for Borussia Dortmund.This had left Ernesto Valverde’s side short of centre-forward options with Luis Suarez bearing most of the workload this season.Now Barcelona have confirmed that Boateng has been named in a 19-man squad for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.The unsettled Denis Suarez, who has been heavily linked with a loan move to Arsenal this month, has been left out of the team for tonight’s first leg quarter-final clash.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Also missing is Lionel Messi, who has been handed a rest by manager Valverde in favour of giving some academy stars like Riqui Puig a chance.Speaking ahead to the tie on Tuesday evening, Valverde warned his Barcelona team to not lose their focus as they chase a fifth successive Copa del Rey title this season.“Our analysis was based on the fact that they are a strong rival at home and in the knock-out ties they have always been very solid,” said Valverde in a press conference.“Sevilla are a great team with experience in the qualifying rounds and have the measure of this competition. They will be a tough team in this tie.”The last time these two sides met in the Copa del Rey came in last season’s final, which saw Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5-0 at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano to claim a 30th crown.The Sevilla and Barcelona Copa del Rey match will begin tonight in Andalusia at 21:30 (CET).
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 SettingsSunday, May 13th, the U.S. Airmail Service celebrated its 100 year anniversary.Dave Scott was live at Gillespie Field and the Allen Airways Flying Museum to get the details.To honor the occasion and raise awareness, three vintage biplanes will retrace the pioneering West Coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. Vintage planes to recreate historic flight Posted: May 13, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott May 13, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Posted: November 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires Fire rips through occupied Ramona-area home November 12, 2018 Updated: 4:06 PM KUSI Newsroom RAMONA (KUSI) – A resident escaped injury when a back-country home near Mount Woodson caught fire Monday, officials said.The blaze erupted shortly after 1 p.m. in the 16000 block of Salida del Sol in Ramona. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to subdue the flames, according to Cal Fire.The one resident who was in the house at the time was able to get out safely, said Jon Heggie, a fire captain with the state agency.Though the blaze broke out during a period of heightened weather- related wildfire danger, ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby vegetation, Heggie said.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire was under investigation.This is a developing story, please check back for more updates. KUSI Newsroom, 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)- As 2018 comes to an end we’re taking a look back at how religion played a role in the headlines, from an increase in religious hate crimes to communities rising up to break stereotypes.Joining KUSI to discuss more is Pastor Miles McPherson from the Rock Church.If you’re interested in Christmas services at Rock Church:Special Christmas worship – Friday December 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Loma CampusChristmas Services Sunday- all campuses (4 service times)Christmas Eve service 4 p.m.- all campusesAll information can be found at SDrock.com December 19, 2018 A look at religion in 2018 with Pastor Miles McPherson Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Firefighters have halted the spread of that roughly 1 1/2-acre brush fire just north of state Route 905 and east of Interstate 805 in Otay Mesa, in the area of Cesar Solis Community Park, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Firefighters are working to extinguish a brush fire that has spread over about 10 open acres in the area of state Route 76 and Pauma Valley Drive in Pauma Valley, according to Cal Fire. There are no immediate reports of structural threats.Firefighters are also working to extinguish a brush fire in the area of South 47th Street and Solola Avenue in Lincoln Park, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. No structural threats have been reported. Posted: June 10, 2019 Updated: 2:19 PM June 10, 2019 Fire crews battle brush fires around San Diego County Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom,
Posted: July 30, 2019 Two people rob a Pacific Beach gas station at gunpoint July 30, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Police Tuesday were searching for a man and a woman who robbed a Pacific Beach gas station at gunpoint.It happened around 4:05 p.m. Monday at the Chevron near the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Ingraham Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The pair walked into the store, selected some display items and walked up to the counter before the woman pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the register, Buttle said.The clerk complied and the thieves drove away from the store in a dark vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and items from display cases, the officer said.No injuries were reported.Robbery detectives were investigating the heist. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
A third Republican joined the race for Clark County assessor on Tuesday, the second day of filing for the August primary.David Horowitz, a retired certified public accountant who had not previously announced his plan to run, joined appraiser Peter Van Nortwick and retired certified public accountant Daniel Weaver in the race for the seat being vacated by Democrat Linda Franklin, who is not running for a third term.In the 49th District, Democrat Rep. Jim Jacks filed for re-election for Position 1 to the House of Representatives and will be challenged by Republican Bill Cismar.In District 18, Rich Carson filed as an independent for state Representative Position 1. Jon T. Haugen filed for that position, also as an independent, on Monday.In the 17th District, Democrat Monica Stonier filed for a vacant House seat that Republican Paul Harris and Democrat Martin Hash filed for on Monday.Republican Mike Appel filed to run against Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher, while Republican Scott Weber filed against Clark County Clerk Sherry Parker.Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to file for the primary.
SALEM, Ore. — A bill approving a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River would authorize $450 million in bonds to pay for Oregon’s share, but it doesn’t say how the state would pay off the debt over the coming decades.State lawmakers heard public testimony on the topic Monday.Paying down the bridge debt would cost roughly $30 million per year. In the short term, the Oregon Department of Transportation can use unanticipated federal transportation dollars to cover the debt, lawmakers said. But after that money runs out in two to three years, the state would have to approve a new revenue source — such as a gas tax or vehicle fees — or reduce the amount of money available for other road projects.“This is money that Oregon is going to need to repay,” said Mara Gross, interim director of the Coalition for a Livable Future, a group that promotes healthy and sustainable communities. “Without a funding mechanism, tens of millions per year will be cut from ODOT’s projects, and that’s funding from other roads and bridges and priority that could evaporate for decades.” House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, said last week that she’d like to include a dedicated funding source for the bridge as part of a comprehensive transportation plan that would safeguard other road projects around the state, perhaps in the 2015 legislative session. The entire project, anticipated to cost more than $3 billion, would include a new bridge and freeway interchanges on both sides and a light-rail link across the bridge. Oregon and Washington would have to each contribute $450 million, with the rest of the funding coming from the federal government and the tolls paid by bridge users.
Clark County’s newest Superior Court judge will be sworn into office on May 31.Private attorney Suzan L. Clark’s swearing-in ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on the sixth floor of the county’s Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Clark on May 6 to succeed retired Judge Diane Woolard. Woolard left the bench in March due to some chronic health problems.Clark’s first day in office was delayed to give her time to wrap upher pending cases.She already has started the process of seeking election to keep her new job. She filed on Monday to be listed on the November ballot.The state’s Superior Court judges serve four-year terms. However, when a judge is appointed in mid-term, he or she must vie to retain the position in the following election.Clark, 50, of Vancouver will be the court’s third female judge. There are 10 judges on the Clark County Superior Court bench.The University of Oregon law graduate is the president of the Clark County Bar Association. Once she takes the bench, the bar association’s bylaws call for vice president Jane Clark to fill in as acting president until the annual meeting in September, when officers are elected, said Lisa Darco, office manager of the bar association.
Hidden treasures stashed away in museum storage rooms will be the topic of May’s “First Thursday” presentation at the Clark County Historical Museum.Harriet Baskas will discuss “Hidden Treasures in Washington’s Museums” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 1511 Main St.The program will be in conjunction with a current museum exhibit, “Curiosity: Clark County Real and Imagined.”According to Baskas, museums can only display about 10 percent of their holdings because of space limitations. But there also are philosophical, political, artistic and historic reasons why some items never go on display.Baskas is the author of “Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You.” The Seattle resident also has produced a radio series on the topic that aired on National Public Radio, with Smithsonian-based historians as her advisers.Historical Society members and active-duty military families with ID get in free; for others, admission fees apply: $4 adults, $3 seniors/students, $2 children, $10 families.
The deficit for UK private sector defined benefit (DB) pension schemes was £414 billion as of 30 November 2016, compared to £265 billion at the end of November 2015, according to research by JLT Employee Benefits.Its monthly funding update also estimates that DB pension assets increased from £1,242 billion in November 2015 to £1,401 billion in November 2016, and liabilities rose to £1,815 billion in 2016 from £1,507 billion last year.For FTSE 100 organisations, the DB pension deficit at 30 November 2016 was £160 billion, compared to £83 billion in November 2015. FTSE 350 DB deficits increased from £96 billion in November 2015 to £181 billion in November 2016.FTSE 100 organisations’ DB pension assets are estimated at £580 billion at the end of November 2016 compared to last November’s £543 billion, with liabilities at £740 billion from 2015’s £626 billion. For FTSE 350 organisations, assets have increased from £614 billion to £656 billion, and liabilities are estimated at £837 billion compared to £710 billion at the end of November 2015.DB pension deficits were estimated at £447 billion for UK private sector pension schemes at the end of October 2016, £197 billion for FTSE 350 organisations, and £173 billion for FTSE 100 firms.Charles Cowling (pictured), director at JLT Employee Benefits, said: “This last month has seen a further slight easing in deficits from the record heights of over £500 billion recorded at the end of August, as markets continue to react to the fall-out from Brexit and the US election.“However, deficits have still almost doubled over the last 12 months and there appears to be no relief in sight for [organisations] with large defined benefit pension schemes. Moreover, any current calm in markets may just be a temporary ‘eye-of-the-storm’ respite before the Brexit negotiations start in earnest.“As we rapidly approach the all-important year-end, at current market levels, many [organisation’s] accounts are going to show a marked deterioration in their year-end pension numbers. There will be instances where the pension scheme will represent a serious threat to the [organisation’s] balance sheet and, in some cases, its ability to pay dividends. There are going to be many finance directors hoping that the recent rise in bond rates continues a little further before the end of 2016.”
Electricity distribution organisation UK Power Networks has introduced a wellbeing programme for its 5,700 staff, which features Olympic athletes talking to employees about their physical and mental resilience.Its Your Energy programme, which launched in June 2017 and will run for 18 months, has been designed to help staff enhance their energy levels, as well as support employees in increasing their performance and resilience both in and out of work.The programme focuses around three key areas, branded Energy In, which covers eating and drinking mindfully to fuel the body and brain efficiently; Energy Capacity, designed to help employees improve their fitness to cope with both the mental and physical demands of work; and Energy Rest and Recovery, which details how adequate rest and recovery has an impact on an employee’s ability to perform at their best.The programme, provided by Beyond the Barriers, includes talks by Olympic kayaker Anna Hemmings and Olympic rower Toby Garbett (pictured), an informative top tips booklet, short animation videos, and access to a WellPoint Kiosk, which assesses weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, blood pressure, heart rate, cardiovascular disease risk, and heart age.The programme also offers practical tips for employees, for example ensuring they start their day by having breakfast, the importance of staying hydrated, ensuring to take regular breaks, and being able to get fresh air and exercise. The scheme also covers psychological issues, for example, highlighting how negative thoughts can eat into their energy usage to employees.Aimee Skelly-Burgess, safety, health and environment communications manager, safety, strategy and support services at UK Power Networks, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to work with two Olympians on how to keep our energy levels up throughout the day. They are the best of the best and we’ve had so many great tips on how to keep energised.“We want to do everything we can to ensure our [employees] are able to work safely and efficiently, providing a platform to improve resilience, reduce the risk of stress and increasing peoples’ capacity to cope. The intention is to have enough energy for all our [employees] to work effectively and also enjoy their personal lives.”
EXCLUSIVE: Just under three-quarters (71%) of US employer respondents view employee wellbeing as a fundamental driver of their workplace culture, according to research by LifeWorks.Its survey of 500 senior US-based HR professionals, also found that 24% of respondents believe that health insurance is the most popular employee benefit among their US staff.The research also found:17% of respondents believe employees are unaware of their employee benefits, 16% that they do not understand how to use their benefits, and a further 16% that staff do not have time to use their employee benefits.14% of respondents say that flexible working is the most popular employee benefit for their US staff, while 11% say the most popular benefit for their employees is free food or snacks, and 6% that telecommuting is the most popular benefit for their US employees.9% of respondents plan to offer flexible working as a wellness benefit in the next three years, 7% will provide mental health coverage over the next three years, and an additional 7% plan to introduce commuter benefits.7% of respondents will offer mindfulness training as a wellness benefit in the next three years, and a further 7% will introduce stress management programmes.6% of respondents plan to provide health insurance for employees over the next three years, 5% will introduce telecommuting, and 5% will implement unlimited paid or personal time off.Jamie True (pictured), chief executive officer at LifeWorks, said: “These findings show that employers need to do more to inform employees about what’s available to them. Offering benefits is a great start, but [employers are] setting [their] staff up to fail if [they’re] not properly educating them on why and how they should use their benefits.“It starts with [organisational] culture. Therefore, to shift [organisational] culture to focus more on employee wellbeing, play an active role in promoting wellness benefits.”
IHOP’s goal is to raise $3.5 million this year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. RT if you gonna be out here celebrating National Pancake Day!!! #NATLPancakeDay pic.twitter.com/sFNcRPjF38— IHOP (@IHOP) March 7, 2017The donations will also go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children.IHOP requires each guest to dine-in, and limit to one short stack per person.The celebration will last at IHOP locations from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. MIAMI (WSVN) – Flapjacks, silver dollars, short stacks — however you call them, fans of pancakes will be pleased on Tuesday morning.National Pancake Day is being celebrated at IHOP locations across the nation, with a free short stack of pancakes being offered to any patron willing to donate money to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver involved in a deadly crash had to return to court.Isaias Medina appeared before a judge, Thursday, and was granted house arrest after he was jailed for vehicular manslaughter.Related: Video shows Porsche speeding before fatal Key Biscayne crashInvestigators said the 19-year-old was speeding when he crashed his Porsche into a tree on Harbor Drive in Key Biscayne on New Year’s Day 2016.The accident killed his backseat passenger, 18-year-old Daniela San Miguel.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a window shattered on a Miami-Dade Transit bus in Liberty City, causing panic among passengers.City of Miami Police responded to the scene of the incident at Northwest 13th Avenue and 63nd Street, Monday night.It remains unclear what caused the window to break, but investigators confirmed this was not a shooting.No riders on board were hurt.Roads in the area remained open while officials investigated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(WSVN) – Fans have waited more than 25 years for a remake of “The Sandlot,” and now their prayers have been answered.The 1993 film is finally getting a reboot, but this time on the small screen.Director David Mickey Evans said on a baseball podcast that the sequel will come as a TV series inspired by the original film.The best part? It will feature the original cast.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.