But Chevelle Gordon, the baby’s mother is a PNP supporter and thinks the child will follow her ways. As labourites and comrades mingle outside a polling station in Greenwich Farm, the contrast of young Bernard, dressed in green, resting across his mother’s orange clad chest could not be missed. Chevelle, however, said that the colour of her child’s shirt is merely coincidental. “Its not the father, is me put in him green. It nuh have nuttin fi do with it,’ she said. The PNP wears orange and the JLP wears green. The senior Bernard says green represents prosperity, and that with him being the head of the household his son will follow his lead. The PNP’s Simpson Miller is being challenged by the JLP’s Victor Hyde for the seat she has won since 1976. Bernard told The Gleaner that he expects Simpson Miller to win the constituency but is hopeful the JLP will win the general elections, which would give both him and his partner something to smile about later. Shellando Bernard believes his young son, six months old, Lionel, represents a green sprout in the People’s National Party dominated South West St Andrew. The elder Bernard, is one of the few hundred JLP voters in the constituency controlled by Portia Simpson Miller, the PNP president and Prime Minister of Jamaica.
zoomllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The US-based tanker shipping company International Seaways reported a profitable first quarter of this year, positively impacted by higher TCE rates.Net income for the first quarter of 2019 was USD 10.9 million, compared to a net loss of USD 29.3 million seen in the corresponding quarter of 2018.As explained, the increase was primarily due to higher TCE revenues, lower vessel expenses and a USD 6.6 million decrease in losses on disposal of vessels and other property.Consolidated TCE revenues for Q1 2019 stood at USD 94 million, compared to USD 48.8 million in Q1 2018.In addition, shipping revenues for the first quarter of 2019 were USD 101.9 million, compared to USD 52 million seen in the same three-month period in 2018.“During the first quarter, we generated strong cash flow and earnings, as our significant operating leverage to a strengthening market enabled International Seaways to take advantage of a rate environment that was favorable for the majority of the quarter,” Lois K. Zabrocky, International Seaways’ president and CEO, commented.“With a sizeable fleet and significant upside to a market recovery in the crude and product tanker sectors, we remain well positioned to capitalize on supportive long-term tanker fundamentals, driven by strong and sustained global oil demand, increasing US gulf exports and a manageable order book.”“We also continue to expect to benefit from incremental demand for both our crude and product tankers as a result of IMO 2020 low sulfur regulations, which we believe will begin to impact the market in the second half of the year,” Zabrocky concluded.As of March 31, 2019, International Seaways owned and operated a fleet of 48 vessels, including 13 VLCCs, two Suezmaxes, six Aframaxes/LR2s, 11 Panamaxes/LR1s and 10 MR tankers.Through joint ventures, the company also has ownership interests in four liquefied natural gas carriers and two floating storage and offloading service vessels.
The German footballer is working hard to be considered for the first-team tomorrow against Russia, but he knows he’s contending with othersGermany national team international Serge Gnabry hopes he can make it into the starting eleven tomorrow against Russia.“I wouldn’t have any problems with that. I would be excited to play for Germany again. We played well against France and are doing everything we can to be dangerous and to play attacking football,” he told the nations’ official website.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“The atmosphere in the team is very upbeat. I feel very happy and am having fun here. There are a few us who played together for the U21s and this makes it easier to settle into the senior team.”“I have my anatomy to thank for why I can run so fast. However, as a footballer, you constantly have to work hard on your strengths,” he explained.“Timo Werner is also a fast player and pace is a strength for anyone. I always try to give my best on the pitch. I hope my performances contribute to me playing an important role for club and country.”
The Manchester City manager believes the Brazil midfielder is not certain to face Southampton on SundayBrazilian midfielder Fernandinho is injured.But he trained with Manchester City on Saturday and might be able to face Southampton tomorrow.“It is not necessary to lose three games from four to say how important Fernandinho is to us,” Guardiola said to The Standard.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is a specific position, we don’t have his qualities again. He is an incredible player.”“We tried but when players don’t want to come what can we do?” Guardiola spoke about trying to cover him.“I never in my career with Barcelona or Bayern Munich, I never complain about what they try to do, the clubs.”“They do their best because they want to win too. They try to provide me with the best team possible and they did it,” Guardiola added.
Cedric Soares has rubbished talks of an in-house fight at Inter Milan and revealed that he is learning a lot from manager Luciano Spalletti.The Portuguese start to life at Inter since joining from Southampton has been marred by the club’s poor form having slumped to three defeats in a row.Coupled with the speculations surrounding the futures Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi, as well as Spalletti. But the former Saints defender is backing the Nerazzurri to bounce back.However, Cedric went on to confirm that he is enjoying life at Milan despite the poor run of results.“Despite the results I’ve had so far, it’s been a good experience,” he told Football Italia.“We can reverse this negative trend and Spalletti’s teaching me a lot, as are my teammates.“I know what to do on the field, but I have to get used to the team’s mechanisms and movements.”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.Cedric Soares plays down talk of divisions at #Inter & reveals Coach Luciano Spalletti is ‘teaching me a lot’ https://t.co/ARdkqi3Lze #FCIM pic.twitter.com/CIspWaroQO— footballitalia (@footballitalia) February 7, 2019The Portugal international is equally gave some insight on his set-piece abilities.“It’s something you learn when you’re very young,” he explained.“You just have to start training well and be confident, in addition to having a good teacher.“I have many friends in Milan and it’s like I have a family here. I feel at home.”
Cause of late-night market fire in Logan Heights under investigation Posted: February 1, 2018 February 1, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego fire crews Thursday monitored the remnants of a blaze that scorched a storage shed behind a neighborhood discount market overnight in Logan Heights.The two-alarm fire erupted around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday behind Majors Discount at 2901 National Avenue, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Two fire engines and crews from San Diego Gas & Electric remained on scene before dawn, monitoring the fire for any flareups, according to an agency incident log. Those crews monitoring the site are called a “fire watch line,” Munoz said.Nobody was injured in the blaze, which started in a storage area behind the market, Munoz said. Firefighters from SDFD and the National City Fire Department teamed up to battle the flames.Investigators were working today to determine what started the fire, which caused an estimated $50,000 worth of structural damage and another $100,000 worth of damage to contents of the burned building. Ed Lenderman Updated: 8:32 AM Ed Lenderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
AP Even under indictment, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter is the favorite Posted: August 22, 2018 AP, ALPINE, Calif. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife that alleges they illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a district that for decades has embraced Republican candidates.But even with charges shadowing him, it will be an upset if Hunter loses.Two months ago Hunter coasted through the June primary despite the ongoing FBI investigation that produced the 60-count indictment. His 30-point, first-place finish made him a strong favorite to win a sixth term in November.The 50th Congressional District east of San Diego is the most Republican in Southern California. The party holds a nearly 15-point registration edge over Democrats, and President Donald Trump won the district by the same margin while losing statewide by more than 4 million votes in 2016.The Hunter name is very well known — his father was elected to the seat in 1980 and held it until his son won in 2008. Hunter’s Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, 29, has never held elective office. He won just over 17 percent of the votes in June but that was good enough for second place in the state’s primary where the top-two vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of party.A day after Hunter and his wife were charged with looting his campaign funds to finance family vacations, boozy restaurant binges and shopping sprees, voters in Hunter’s rural hometown of Alpine were sharply divided on what it all means. Some are shocked, some outraged, and some are rising to defend Hunter and his claim of being pursued by politically motivated prosecutors eager to see one of Trump’s early supporters in Congress fall.Sandy Hintz, 75, said she has supported Hunter in the past but needs more information before making up her mind about him in November.RELATED STORY: Campaign of Congressman Duncan D. Hunter issues statement in response to indictments“I was really shocked, wow. How could that happen?” she asked. “He had seemed like a good guy.”Chris Wilmot, 47, a Republican and longtime Hunter supporter, said he was rethinking the race. To Wilmot, Hunter “has talked like a politician,” and the certified public accountant has been put off by “the way he dresses, and his ego.”“I wonder what else they will get on him,” Wilmot said outside a coffee shop near the town’s business strip, where pickup trucks rolled by feed stores, diners and gun shops.Austin Bodger, 21, who works in a feed store in Alpine, said he intend to vote for Campa-Najjar but acknowledged the candidate faces an uphill fight.In the rural district with a large military presence “there are a lot of conservative Republicans who vote only Republican,” Bodger said. “A lot of people don’t think the charges are real. They think they are trumped up to take him down.”The district is near Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine base in the West, and has many active duty and retired military who feel a kinship with Hunter, a Marine who saw combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his father, an Army Ranger who won the Bronze star during the Vietnam War.Prior to the indictment, Hunter’s race was not among the top targets for Democrats in California, a state where the party hopes to flip a series of GOP-held seats this year as part of a strategy to seize the House.In a televised interview Wednesday, Hunter, 41, said he’s not worried about the indictment and is eager to go to trial. He referred to the U.S. Justice Department as “the Democrats’ arm of law enforcement” and said the FBI and the department are “a politically motivated group of folks.”“This is modern politics and modern media mixed in with law enforcement that has a political agenda. That’s the new Department of Justice,” he told reporters in San Diego.California is a Democratic bastion, where the party controls every statewide office and both chambers of the Legislature. Republican registration in the state has been dipping for years.Hunter’s district has been changing demographically, but it remains something of a holdout, where Republicans remain politically powerful.The indictment “has changed everything,” said Republican John Dadian, a lobbyist and consultant long involved in area politics, though he still gives Hunter an edge based on the district’s generous GOP registration numbers.The charges have brought new attention to Campa-Najjar, a former Obama administration Labor Department official whose father is a Palestinian Muslim and mother a Mexican Catholic. He was born in San Diego County but spent part of his childhood in Gaza.Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat and potential 2020 presidential contender, used Twitter on Tuesday to urge her supporters to donate to his campaign. Joe Trippi, a Democratic strategist working for Campa-Najjar, said the campaign has seen a spike in fundraising and volunteers.Speaking with reporters in San Francisco, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Campa-Najjar a great candidate but was noncommittal about diverting party funds to a district whose voters still “may decide their desire for a tax cut overcomes everything else.”Hunter and his wife were charged by a federal grand jury with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to conceal the illegal spending in federal records.The indictment depicts a couple freely dipping into campaign cash for years to bankroll their personal lifestyle, while their household budget was awash in red ink. The spending ranged from the banal to the lavish, from movie tickets to a $6,288.74 family vacation at a resort in Lahaina, Hawaii.House Speaker Paul Ryan called the charges “deeply serious” and said Hunter will be removed from his committee assignments.Nick Kriticos, a retired salesman from El Cajon who has volunteered for the Campa-Najjar campaign, said he doesn’t see Democrats flipping the district, even with Hunter’s legal trouble.“It’s still very much Trump country here,” he said. August 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Duncan D. Hunter FacebookTwitter