first_img Updated: 2:13 PM  CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) – Sixteen Marines were arrested Thursday at Camp Pendleton on suspicion of crimes ranging from human smuggling to drug offenses, military officials said.Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents took the suspects into custody during a battalion-wide formation at the northern San Diego County military installation about 7:30 a.m., said 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, a spokesman for the 1st Marine Division.The arrestees’ names and details on the allegations against them were not immediately available.According to a Marine Corps statement, the arrests stemmed from “information gained from a previous human-smuggling investigation.” Eight other Marines were interrogated for their alleged involvement in unrelated drug crimes, officials said.“None of the Marines arrested or detained for questioning served in support of the Southwest Border Support mission,” according to the Marine Corps statement. “1st Marine Division is committed to justice and the rule of law, and we will continue to fully cooperate with NCIS on this matter.”The prior case that “sort of opened the door” to the new arrests involved Camp Pendleton Marines Byron Darnell Law II and David Javier Salazar- Quintero, who were taken into custody three weeks ago, Edinburgh said.On July 3, Border Patrol agents investigating suspected human- smuggling activity in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County pulled over a small black car near Boulevard, according to a federal complaint.Inside the vehicle were Law, Salazar-Quintero and three Mexican nationals in the United States illegally, the court document states. The two servicemen were taken into custody on suspicion of transporting undocumented immigrants for financial gain.Law and Salazar-Quintero are being prosecuted in federal court. The newly arrested Marines’ cases are in the military justice system “for the time being,” though they could wind up in the civilian legal arena, as well, Edinburgh noted. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 25, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img 16 US Marines arrested for alleged crimes including human smuggling and drug-related offenses KUSI Newsroom July 25, 2019last_img read more

first_imgSpring Cloud has introduced a new framework called Spring Cloud App Broker that aims to ease the development of Spring Boot applications that implement the Open Service Broker API, and the provisioning of those applications as managed services.The Open Service Broker API enables developers to provide “backing services” to applications running on cloud native platforms like Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry. The key component of this API is the Service Broker. A Service Broker manages the lifecycle of services, and the broker provides commands to fetch the catalog of services that it offers, provision and de-provision instances of the services, and bind and unbind applications to the service instances. Cloud native platforms can interact with the Service Broker to provision and gain access to the managed services offered by a Service Broker. For those familiar with OSGI, the Open Service Broker API is similar in spirit to the OSGI services, service references and service registry.Spring Cloud App Broker is an abstraction layer on top of Spring Cloud Open Service Broker and provides opinionated implementations of the corresponding interfaces. The Spring Cloud Open Service Broker is itself a framework used to create Service Brokers and manage services on platforms that support the Open Service Broker API.Spring Cloud App Broker can be used to quickly create Service Brokers using externalized configurations specified through YAML or Java Properties files. To get started, create a Spring Boot application and include the App Broker dependency to the project’s build file. For projects that use Gradle as the build tool, the following dependency should be added:dependencies { api ‘org.springframework.cloud:spring-cloud-starter-app-broker-cloudfoundry:1.0.1.RELEASE’}For illustration, say you want to define and advertise a service that provides Natural Language Understanding (NLU) features like intent classification and entity extraction, you would include the configuration using properties under spring.cloud.openservicebroker as shown in this snippet:spring: cloud: openservicebroker: catalog: services: – name: mynlu id: abcdef-12345 description: A NLU service bindable: true tags: – nlu plans: – name: standard id: ghijk-678910 description: A standard plan free: trueInclude the Spring Cloud App Broker configuration using properties under spring.cloud.appbroker as shown in this snippet:spring: cloud: appbroker: services: – service-name: mynlu plan-name: standard apps: – name: nlu-service path: classpath:mynlu.jar deployer: cloudfoundry: api-host: api.mynlu.com api-port: 443 default-org: test default-space: developmentUtilizing these configurations, Spring Cloud App Broker will take care of advertising the NLU service, and it will manage the provisioning and binding of the service.The project’s documentation describes the various service configuration options, customizations and deployment options. Note that as of now, Spring Cloud App Broker supports only Cloud Foundry as a deployment platform.last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) has made public a list of necessary provisions that it believes must be included as part of a 1999 farm relief plan. ASA approved these measures at it recently-concluded Board of Directors meeting in Saint Louis. ASA’s announcement comes in advance of an Agricultural Appropriations vote in the United States Senate that could come as early as next week.ASA President Marc Curtis said, “The American Soybean Association has repeatedly called for Congress and the Administration to take additional steps to strengthen the farm safety net, expand foreign markets, and ensure the vitality of the U.S. farm economy under the 1996 FAIR Act.”While some measures have been taken, prices of soybeans and other commodities have fallen to lows not seen since the early 1970’s. ASA urges immediate action on the following initiatives as separate legislation or as part of a 1999 farm relief plan:Soybean Economic Loss Assistance—Because soybeans are not part of the Agricultural Market Transition Act (AMTA) formula, these payments do not offset income losses caused by the lowest soybean prices in 29 years. Since other crops are tied to a producer’s historical share of crop acreage, soybean payments should be distributed based on a producer’s share of total soybean production in 1999.Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) Limitation—ASA supports measures to reduce problems associated with the $75,000 cap on LDPs and marketing loan gains. Since there is no cap on loan eligibility, and prices are well below loan levels, the current ceiling on LDPs will force producers to take out loans and forfeit their crops when they mature. This would cause serious market disruption, increase unnecessary storage costs, and require the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to develop plans for resale of large quantities of commodities.Disaster Assistance—Losses experienced by soybean producers should be included in any disaster payment program passed by Congress for the 1999/2000 crop.Crop Insurance Reform—Legislation to target increased funding at higher levels of coverage and to change the current rating system to reflect current growing practices and trends is pending before Congress. Unless enacted separately, these provisions should be included in the 1999 farm aid package.Soy Purchase and Donation/Concessional Sales Export Assistance Initiative—ASA has been working with USDA, private voluntary organizations, and soy processors and exporters to develop proposals to increase U.S. humanitarian assistance programming of soybeans and soy products by $1.0 billion in FY-1999 and FY-2000. Congress should urge USDA to utilize existing CCC Charter Act and various food aid authorities to implement ASA’s $1 billion soy food initiative.B-20 (Biodiesel) Cost Buy-Down for EPACT Fleets—Congress amended the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) last year to allow public and private fleets to earn credits against their EPACT requirements by using B-20 blends in their diesel-powered vehicles. Congress should provide $250 million to buy down the cost of 50 million gallons of biodiesel to comply with EPACT and other Federal programs. It is estimated that this action would increase the price of soybeans by 10 cents per bushel (a program offset worth $290 million on the 1999 crop).Use of Soy Protein in USDA Food Programs—New soy protein products are available for use as a nutritious and healthy component of the school lunch program and other government feeding initiatives. Use of these products would be a win-win for the recipients as well as soybean producers since new soy protein products represent a major emerging market. The Department of Agriculture should take every opportunity to increase use of soy protein in the school lunch and other Federal feeding programs.Funding for Export Promotion Programs—FY-2000 funding for export market development promotion activities carried out by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) should be increased by $15 million for the Foreign Market Development (Cooperator) Program, $35 million for the Market Access Program (MAP), and $10 million to offset higher FAS administrative costs in carrying out export market development programs.Economic Sanctions Reform—Congress is considering several bills that would exempt agriculture from current and future unilateral economic sanctions. If not separately enacted, the strongest and most comprehensive version of sanctions legislation should be included in the farm relief package.Research Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems—The Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems was authorized in FY-1998 but has not been funded. The Initiative addresses critical emerging agricultural research needs, and should be fully funded at $625 million.Funding for Infrastructure Renovation & Improvement—Improving the U.S. infrastructure system is critical to maintaining and enhancing U.S. agricultural competitiveness in domestic and international markets. Congress should authorize $1.2 billion for 1,200-foot locks on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, and immediately appropriate $9 million for their design.last_img read more

first_imgGroups urge adoption “without delay” of proposals to withdraw LightSquared conditional waiver and prohibit its planned wireless networkIn a filing with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) International Bureau, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and other organizations representing farmers and agribusinesses in all 50 states today declared that “high-precision GPS technology is vitally important to American agriculture, and would be gravely harmed by LightSquared’s plans.”In the petition, the groups urged the International Bureau “to adopt without delay” the bureau’s proposals to withdraw the conditional waiver it granted LightSquared and prohibit it from building a ground-based wireless network.In addition to ASA, the petition was signed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Sugar Cane League, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Barley Growers Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Potato Council, National Sunflower Association, US Canola Association, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, and the USA Rice Federation.The groups described the benefits of high precision GPS to American agriculture as “immense and diverse,” saying that, “By enabling farmers to make precise applications for planting, irrigation, and crop protection, GPS technology has been responsible for remarkable growth in productivity, farm income, and improved environmental sustainability.” The petition cited an economic study which showed that precision GPs increased 2007-2010 crop yields by about $20 billion per year, the equivalent of nearly 12 percent of total annual production.Citing numerous government studies of the interference LightSquared’s plans would cause, the petition stated, “It should now be utterly clear that LightSquared’s network would be incompatible with U.S. agriculture use of high precision GPS,” and that, “We remain strong supporters of expanded broadband access in rural America. However, expanded broadband access cannot come at the expense of degraded access to high precision GPS for U.S. farmers.”The full text of the petition is available here.last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) recently visited Myanmar, where there’s growing interest in U.S. soy proteins in human foods and soybean oil.ASA/WISHH Asia Division Director Alan F. Poock met with the trade team members who visited the United States this past August. Poock answered questions about the current U.S. soybean harvest and how importers could obtain price quotes from U.S. exporters.After Myanmar, Poock travelled to Cambodia to meet with five companies that were interviewed as part of the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) Market Assessment.Cambodia is a new market for ASA/WISHH and there are plans to implement activities starting in 2017. Poock met with both human food processing companies and an animal feed ingredient supplier during his trip. Companies are looking forward to learning more about U.S. soy and how to incorporate soy into their existing products.Prior to heading back to the United States, Poock stopped in Singapore to meet with the USSEC Southeast Region staff on coordination and to share updates on his trip.Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding sources funded the trip – the Market Access Program (MAP) and EMP.last_img read more

first_imgSouthbound lanes will be partially closed throughout the weekend on the Interstate 205 Bridge across the Columbia River as workers install temporary striping.Contractors were planning to close the right-hand lane at 7:30 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Three lanes will remain open, in contrast to the daytime double-lane closures that clogged Portland-area traffic during several weekends earlier this year.Double-lane closures will occur only overnight, starting at 10 p.m. The contractor will return next spring to install permanent striping.last_img

first_imgWASHINGTON — The top leaders in the Democratic party called on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., to resign Saturday even as the scandal-tarred congressman announced he would seek a leave of absence from the House to seek treatment.Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller said Saturday afternoon that the congressman “departed this morning to seek professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person.” She added that he would request “a short leave of absence from the House” after which he would make a decision on his political future. Heller did not return an email regarding what sort of treatment Weiner was seeking.Weiner’s decision came just as the Democratic party leadership issued a coordinated call for him to resign.“Congressman Weiner has the love of his family, the confidence of his constituents, and the recognition that he needs help,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). “I urge Congressman Weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a Member of Congress.”Of Weiner, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said “the behavior he has exhibited is indefensible and Representative Weiner’s continued service in Congress is untenable.”Assistant House Minority Leader Jim Clyburn of South Carolina offered a discordant note in the nearly-unanimous calls for Weiner’s resignation; “I stand by my comments from last week that the full Caucus should address this issue when we meet next week,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

first_imgColumbia Riverkeeper on Wednesday filed a set of lawsuits targeting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for what it calls illegal discharges of oil and pollutants from eight dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers.In complaints filed in U.S. District Courts in Portland, Tacoma and Eastern Washington, the Oregon-based advocacy group described a series of leaks and discharges it argues are in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The facilities under scrutiny are Bonneville Dam, The Dalles Dam, John Day Dam and McNary Dam on the Columbia, and Ice Harbor Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam and Lower Granite Dam on the Snake. Each complaint focuses on different dams, depending on each court’s jurisdiction.The complaints list the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the facilities, and Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick as defendants.It wasn’t any one incident that prompted Columbia Riverkeeper to file a lawsuit against the Army Corps over dam pollution, said executive director Brett VandenHeuvel. It was an accumulation of incidents showing a persistent problem that must be addressed, he said.“We’ve been investigating dam oil spills for several years,” VandenHeuvel said. “It continues to be a problem, and now is the time to take action.”The Army Corps is reviewing the complaints, said spokeswoman Amy Echols. The agency doesn’t comment on ongoing litigation, she said.Oil leaks aren’t uncommon in the Columbia and Snake river system, home to numerous aging federal dams. The complicated, decades-old structures include many components that require oil to keep them running.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.The social-networking giant is the latest technology company to release figures on how often governments seek information about its customers. Microsoft and Google have done the same.As with the other companies, it’s hard to discern much from Facebook’s data, besides the fact that, as users around the globe flocked to the world’s largest social network, police and intelligence agencies followed.Facebook and Twitter have become organizing platforms for activists and, as such, have become targets for governments. During anti-government protests in Turkey in May and June, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called social media “the worst menace to society.”At the time, Facebook denied it provided information about protest organizers to the Turkish government.Data released Tuesday show authorities in Turkey submitted 96 requests covering 173 users. Facebook said it provided some information in about 45 of those cases, but there’s no information on what was turned over and why.last_img read more

first_imgBrian A. Younce A Level 3 sex offender, among the group considered most likely to reoffend, recently moved to Ridgefield. Brian A. Younce, 34, registered his address in the 1600 block of Northeast 209th Street with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registration Unit.In 1996, Younce was convicted in Clark County for communication with a minor for immoral purposes. He sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he knew. Two years later, he forced a 14-year-old girl to drink alcohol before sexually assaulting her.Younce is described as 5 foot 10 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not currently wanted by police and will be monitored by the sex offender registration unit.last_img

first_imgNEW YORK — The private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Manhattan on Friday is underway with a somber, star-studded audience in attendance that includes Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Amy Adams, Ellen Burstyn and Spike Lee.The list of mourners also included Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Louis C.K., Mary Louise Parker, John Slattery, Jerry Stiller, Marisa Tomei, Diane Sawyer and her director husband, Mike Nichols.Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose in his apartment. He leaves behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.The actor’s body was carried into the church by pallbearers and O’Donnell — holding their youngest child — followed. Playwright David Bar Katz, who found Hoffman’s body, looked visibly upset as he arrived.The ceremony was being held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, the same limestone church that hosted the funerals of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lena Horne and Aaliyah. The 1898 Baroque-style marble interior is reminiscent of a Roman basilica.last_img read more

first_imgIts Benefits of early intervention report, which is based on estimations of the annual cost of long-term sickness absence to the UK economy in 2014 and draws on national statistical data sets and Unum’s proprietary group income protection claims data, also found that early intervention services to support employees with mental health conditions can reduce absence length by 18%.The research also found:Sickness absences cost an average organisation with 500 members of staff an estimated £770,000 a year.The rate of long-term sickness absence is expected to grow by 4% by 2030.Long-term absence durations for employees that suffer from musculoskeletal conditions are 12.3% shorter for staff who have access to early intervention and rehabilitation services.Joanne Abate (pictured), assistant vice president, global health management at Unum, said; “By offering the use of early intervention services like vocational rehab or pointing staff towards services offered within employee assistance programmes (EAPs), employers can help tackle health issues before they become more serious, reducing both the personal and financial impact of long-term sickness absence.“At present, many employers aren’t taking advantage of the early intervention services that might already be available to them through their benefits package.” Early intervention services can reduce the length of long-term sickness absences by 17%, according to research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), commissioned by employee benefits provider Unum.last_img read more

first_imgEY has introduced a return-to-work programme to help individuals who have taken a career break to re-enter the workplace.The EY Reconnect initiative will support experienced professionals who have been out of the workplace for between two and 10 years.The 12-week programme will include training, mentoring and coaching opportunities. Participants will work on client projects and have access to EY’s people networks over the 12-week period, such as the organisation’s Parents’ Network, Women’s Network, Black Network and Disability Network.The scheme is open to those who have manager-level experience and above. Twelve applicants will take part in the programme, which will commence in September 2016 across the UK.Anne-Marie Balfe, global talent leader, people advisory services at EY, said: “It is a commercial imperative for our business to recruit and retain the brightest and best people.“EY Reconnect will help us to identify exceptional talent in the market, providing a supportive environment and a development opportunity for those who perhaps have been deterred from applying for roles.”last_img read more

first_imgMore than half (58%) of employer respondents do not have salary information available across roles and genders, according to research by Totaljobs.Its survey of 4,700 employees and 145 employers also found that 82% of employer respondents are not reviewing their gender equality or equal pay policy ahead of the introduction of gender pay gap reporting this month (April 2017).The research also found:32% of employer respondents are not reviewing salaries across genders to safeguard against pay discrimination.53% of employer respondents feel very confident that salaries are equal across men and women in their workforce.44% of female employee respondents believe men and women receive equal pay, compared to 58% of male employee respondents.23% of female employee respondents believe men are paid more for the same role.75% of female employee respondents do not feel comfortable asking for a higher salary.75% of female employee respondents expect a higher salary if they move roles.John Salt (pictured), director at Totaljobs, said: “Gender pay gap information reporting is a fantastic step taken by the government to address the issue of gender pay inequality and encourage employers to explore necessary reforms for a fair and inclusive remuneration structure. It’s imperative that we act now, especially when our research showed 51% of employers don’t coach or prepare their management on equal pay and gender equality.“The remuneration decision-making process needs to be made more transparent; pay decisions should not be kept to the confines of top management and board meetings. Our research found 26% of men and 31% of women don’t know how their [organisation] makes decisions on salary and pay rises. This information should be readily available. This legislation forcing the review of pay structures could be the internal reflection organisations need to avoid future discrimination and effect positive cultural change.”last_img read more

first_imgThe funding deficit for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK was £420 billion at the end of July 2017, according to research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).Its Skyval index, which is based on data relating to 5,800 DB pension funds and collected through the Skyval pensions platform used by trustees, sponsors and advisors, found that the funding deficit for UK DB pension schemes fell by £40 billion between June 2017 and July 2017.Between June 2017 and July 2017, pension assets remained at £1,550 billion according to the current funding measure, which is used by pension fund trustees to determine organisations’ cash contributions. The current funding measure liability target at the end of July 2017 was £1,970 billion, compared to £2,010 billion at the end of June 2017.Steven Dicker, chief actuary at PWC, said: “The funding liability at the end of July stands a little lower than the end of June so, with relatively static asset values, this has led to the third consecutive monthly decrease in deficit.“As a result, the proportion of liabilities covered by assets of UK pension schemes has reached its highest point since the autumn of 2014, at 78.7%. However, the monetary value of the gap between assets and liabilities, at £420 billion, remains higher than what it was three years ago.“Part of this is due to schemes not being hedged against the fall in gilt yields, to what have been historically low levels. However, while this hedging would have reduced the disclosed deficit on the gilt plus funding approach, it is important to realise this wouldn’t necessarily improve the actual long-term outturn for schemes.”last_img read more

first_imgMark Ruffalo: “You know, the thing about magicians is they will tell you how they do their trick, but then they have 10 other ways to do the same trick. How do you know we were telling the truth, then?’”Chris Van Vliet: “You’re blowing my mind right now, Mark.”Mark Ruffalo: “See, man? That’s what I’m saying.”Woody Harrelson: “It fills you with wonder. It just fills you with the light of wonder.”Mark Ruffalo: “It just keeps opening up.”They take the magic in this movie very seriously. They actually hired illusionist David Copperfield as an adviser and producer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Woody Harrelson: “Let me ask you guys a couple of questions.”Dave: “What you got for us, bud?”(Woody shows a deck of cards.)Dave: No, you’re the thrower, I’m the catcher.”(Woody throws cards at Dave.)In the first movie, the Horsemen frame Morgan Freeman’s character, and now he is out for revenge.And we learn here that sometimes a magician will reveal their secrets. Lizzy: “What?”Dave: “Come on!”Chris Van Vliet: “This is a real thing. Can you teach me a little technique here?”And then, we got some real-life magic, when Woody Harrelson magically appeared and crashed my interview!Dave Franco: “Yeah! Oh my gosh!” (Woody gives Dave a hug)Chris Van Vliet: “Would you like to take a seat?”Dave Franco: “Woody, get in there.” center_img This coming weekend, we get a little magic at the movies. The cast of “Now You See Me” is back for a sequel, the aptly titled “Now You See Me 2″. Deco’s Chris Van Vliet flew to New York City to sit down with the stars … and little did he know that he would experience some real-life magic.At the end of the first movie, the four horsemen disappeared from their stage show, outwitting the FBI. Now they’ve come out of hiding with even bigger illusions, a new nemesis in Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan as their new member.Chris Van Vliet: Does knowing how it’s done completely ruin magic now?Lizzy Caplan: Interesting. We were just discussing this. We would argue that it makes it even more impressive, because you see the skill required to pull off even the most basic magic trick.”Even something as simple as throwing cards, which Dave Franco became an expert at.Chris Van Vliet: “I know that you studied the card throwing. Everyone knows you can now split a banana in half.”Dave Franco: Sure.” last_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue came to the assistance of a horse that fell in a ditch in Southwest Miami-Dade.The animal fell in a ditch near Southwest 168th Street and 199th Avenue, Saturday.The ditch was filled with soggy dirt, which created a suction effect, so crews used a hole to loosen it up.The horse was not seriously injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – The FBI released surveillance photos of a man who, they said, robbed a Lauderhill bank, Monday morning.The man walked into the Wells Fargo along West Oakland Park Boulevard, near Inverray Boulevard, and demanded money from employees, according to police. He then fled with the money.If you have any information on this crime, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott spoke about the state’s addiction to opioids during a South Florida stop on Wednesday, hours after he declared a public health emergency.Scott’s announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared a national opioid epidemic.Scoot signed an executive order that will allow the state to draw more than $27 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services.The governor spoke about the pressing issue at Rick Case Kia in Sunrise. “I had them declare the emergency. On top of it, the Trump administration has been helpful. They’ve allocated resources to us,” he said.In addition to declaring a public health emergency, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip will issue a standing order for Naloxen, an emergency treatment for opioid overdose, ensuring first responders have immediate access to the lifesaving drug.Scott’s appearance at Rick Case Kia was the latest stop on his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. “What I’m going to try to do is continue to listen to people,” he said. “There’s no easy answer to this, no easy answer on drug abuse.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img(WSVN) – President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that solar panels may help lower the cost of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.According to Fox News, two lawmakers who were in the meeting told The Wall Street Journal that Trump proposed the solar panel plan during a meeting with congressional Republicans.The specifics of the proposal remain unclear.“I think it’s innovative,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to The Wall Street Journal. “To authorize it and to appropriate it wouldn’t cost as much.”Construction costs may be lowered if the solar panel plan is passed, but Congress has yet to allocate money for the wall.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img