Mohamed Salah has been impressive for Liverpool this season in the Premier League and when voting for the best player of the season, it will be between him and Kevin De Bruyne.Dietmar Hamann believes that the Egypt international should win the award as he has been even better than the Belgian playmaker and he has to be rewarded for his amazing effort and performances throughout the whole season.The former Reds midfielder spoke about Salah’s season as he said, according to Goal:“I think the vote will be in next few weeks.”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…“KDB has been phenomenal since he joined Man City but purely on the goalscoring charts, the goals Salah has scored means if I had a vote it would be Mo Salah’s.”“He’s having a great run. Every time he shoots he scores.”“Yes, he has surprised me. I remember him from Basel where I thought he looked decent. [He] came to Chelsea, went to Roma had a good time and he carries on what he did at Roma.”
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Arsenal have reportedly made the first step towards signing Luis Enrique as their next manager as they have already made contact with his agent, following Wenger’s resignation admission.The Gunners have not looked for a new coach since back in 1996, but is seems they will have to do so now after Friday’s groundbreaking announcement. Guillem Balague, a famous pundit and Spanish journalist, has claimed that Luis Enrique, who has been retired since leaving Camp Nou a year ago, would be more than interested in taking over Arsenal.Even though it has not been announced officially yet, representatives of the Spaniard have been talking with the Gunners and they might be into kickstarting a new era for the North London side, according to SportMole.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…This comes after Arsenal’s poor exhibition of the past few seasons, which is the main reason for his upcoming retirement.Juventus current head coach Massimiliano Allegri is also a target for Arsenal, but CEO Ivan Gazidis is not that keen on the option.
Cagliari and Serie A cult hero Andrea Cossu has officially announced that he has ended his playing career, stating that “It went exactly how I dreamed it would.”On Wednesday, the attacking midfielder was given a farewell friendly by Cagliari, however, the Sardinians lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid.“I’m close to agreeing a collaborative role with the club. More will be known in the coming days,” the 38-year-old said after the game as quoted in Football Italia.“My career? It went exactly how I dreamed it would, going full circle. I’m happy I ended it at Cagliari.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“My most beautiful memory? My goal at Juventus and above all surviving with [Davide] Ballardini in 2008.”Cossu made 270 appearances for the Rossoblu across two spells, netting 12 goals and assisting 58 of them.His peak came during the 2009-10 season, when his performances earned him two Italy caps.
Scoring goals is a part of Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA and it is only a matter of time before they come for Juventus, says teammate Blaise MatuidiThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s wait to get off the mark at his new club continues after failing to find the back of the net in Juventus’ 2-0 home win over Lazio on Saturday evening.But Matuidi insists that Ronaldo is the best player in the world and that it won’t be long before he rediscovers his scoring touch.“He is the best player in the world,” said Matuidi, as quoted by One Football.“For us it is something exceptional, we are thrilled to play with him.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“We know that if he scores goals it will help us win more matches. Of course, we will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game.“He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better.“We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”While he didn’t score though, Ronaldo registered his first assist for Juventus on Saturday.
Liverpool and Arsenal will clash for the first time since losing the 2016 Europa League final and Klopp believes Unai Emery has won enough in his career.Unai Emery has won three successive Europa League titles and five major trophies while at Paris St Germain which brings about the respect his current 13-match unbeaten run deserves.“All people in football knew how good he is but I am not sure all Arsenal fans were over the moon at first when they heard it would be Emery,” said Klopp via Irishexaminer.“But that’s England a little bit, you want the poster boys. Unai was in France and before that in Spain in a smaller club, so you can go a bit under the radar.“Not for all the people in football, though. I saw yesterday that he won eight titles in two or three years. That’s pretty big.”“You’re giving managers a bit too much credit if you think we have that much influence. He couldn’t defend us in the first half, we had to help with that by missing our chances,” he added.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We have to check the dressing room at Basel again about what happened in there because the game changed immediately when we came back out.“We had a big influence on that game. It was a question of momentum; they had it, we lost it. We had it in the wrong half of the game I would say, in the first half. We didn’t score often enough.“They had it in the second half and we couldn’t fight back in the 63rd game of the season, there was not a lot of fuel left in the tank.“I don’t think he had a lot of influence in the first half and I couldn’t have any influence in the second half, that was the problem of that day.“They won, we lost, that’s already history.”“It doesn’t look like that will change. They score a lot of goals and are really good offensively,” said Klopp.
For Magpies legend Mick Quinn, a good run in the FA Cup would give his team positive vibes as they take today on Blackburn.After drawing 1-1 at Saint James’ Park last weekend, Newcastle United and Blackburn are forced to play today again.The game will be played tonight as part of the FA Cup Third Round.And for former Newcastle forward Mick Quinn, the team can have a better future if they win today.“I am hoping Rafa doesn’t play an absolute reserve team because that is when I will get frustrated,” he said to The Chronicle Live.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…“I’m his biggest fan but I am hoping he doesn’t play a weakened side.”“I think what could put the smile back on Geordie faces is a cup run. The tradition between Newcastle and the FA Cup has been immense until Ashley come,” he added.“If you get it into your psyche and you keep getting beat – even with a reserve team out – the confidence just drains away from the team.”“They were beaten last weekend although they put up a good fight against Chelsea,” he commented.“They needed to strengthen in three or four key areas right from the summer to improve it.”
The Internazionale Milan footballer says the team is not happy after drawing 0-0 with Sassuolo and will look to get three points to their Torino visit.Internazionale Milan and Sassuolo drew 0-0 last weekend in the Italian Lega Serie A.And now, they are getting ready to play against Torino on Sunday.For Inter’s player Danilo D’Ambrosio, this is the perfect time to recover some points.“We’ll arrive in Turin still slightly irate because we should have won against Sassuolo, irrespective of whether we were playing in front of a full crowd or not,” he told the Inter’s official website.“Now, we absolutely have to recover the points we lost. The Granata are a tough side to face and play a game that they stick to whether they’re at home or on the road.”“They have several excellent strikers capable of playing international football, while their midfield is a complete one with many players who know Serie A well,” he added.“Therefore, they’re a difficult side to face.”Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The Nerazzurri are currently in the third position of the league table with 40 points.They are seven points behind second-place Napoli.And 16 points behind leaders Juventus.“For us, there is a difference finishing third as opposed to fourth,” D’Ambrosio explained.“When we talk about qualifying for the Champions League, we’re thinking about the top three. That said, trying to overtake Napoli should be our mentality from now until the end of the season.”“Confidence comes from winning – the more you win, the more confident you are. This team are prepared to play in three competitions – there’s no doubt about that,” he explained.“We want to go all the way in the Coppa Italia and Europa League.”
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Aug 2015 – Almost unbelievably, the expensive Special Investigation and Prosecution Team, which has not managed to secure any convictions through the court for charges on government and investor corruption had the audacity to ask the government for more money to run its investigation. In a media conference yesterday, Premier Rufus Ewing shared that it was requested and that his administration categorically said ‘no’ to the request for an additional $4.3 million. Premier Ewing said: “We as a government are not satisfied that we receive sufficient information on expenditure in terms of the areas of expenditure in much more detail in what was given and so we cannot give account, a full account of the funds that were appropriated and how they are being used.” A sad admission about a UK-hired team which has faced a barrage of criticisms and which is investigating and aiming to prosecute former government ministers and their relatives for alleged mismanagement of public funds.The Premier explained, “I find it very difficult for them to go and pay for protection for bodyguards for the prosecutors… while we as elected members, see our details downsized…” Finance Minister Washington Misick added that he believes the issue of protection is unduly inflated: “”It is alleged that there is a credible threat against the Prosecution Team that warrants them being protected. I don’t personally believe that there is any credible threat.” Add to this, Minister Washy shared that government has to pay for a second reverse osmosis plant for Grand Turk to the tune of $300,000; he believes a $4.3 million dollar spend on Helen Garlick’s SIPT would be a bad use of public money. We also learned that: SIPT has cost an excess of $36 million dollars, $15 million of which was covered by the UK – the balance by the Turks and Caicos. Four million dollars was allocated to the SIPT this year and there was four million to the defense for legal representation. If granted, the SIPT investigation bill will mount $12 million dollars for 2015-2016 alone. If not granted, it is said, this could lead to a delay in the SIPT trials set for December 1st. Related Items:pnp administration, premier rufus ewing, Special Investigation and prosecution Team, washington misick Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 22, 2016 – Crawfish season will not open on the first day of August… it will open on the 15th day of August and officials issued notice today for restaurants and fishermen and the residents to be aware of the legal start time.DECR Director, Dr John Claydon calls the two week change a benefit to the country’s number three industry, fisheries. “This has proven successful in reducing the quantity of egg-bearing lobsters landed, and is believed to have contributed to increased abundance and landings of crawfish. The last day of the Crawfish season will be 15th March, 2017. Last season the fishing community of the Turks and Caicos benefited from an increase in crawfish landings. This appears to be the result of the stock starting to rebuild, and as long as we continue to implement the measures we have in place we are confident that this rebuilding will continue…”
Prison photo: CBS NewsMountainside phot0: IrishTimes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#100illegalslandinprovo, #haitijailbreak, #nogovernmentalert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 1, 2016 – More than 24 hours now, and Government authorities have not issued one alert to the general public about the illegal landing of a suspected 100 Haitians in the north western end of Provo. Residents had been expressly concerned about any attempts at Haitians breaking into the country via boat due to a recent prison break in Haiti, where a security guard was killed, and as many as 174 inmates were on the loose.Though it is said by Border Control Minister, Donhue Gardiner to Magnetic Media that more than half those prisoners were recaptured, it still leaves half on the run. The illegal boat getting in, possibly with guns or drugs or both or none at all on board, causes residents to question border security again as this is arguably the third boat in 2016 to have been undetected by the Coastal Radar.Add to this, Immigration Officers are holding two Haitian men, who are in the country on work permits for allegedly helping the over 100 migrants to escape and hide. The men’s vehicles were found with wet seats around 1 a.m Monday and it is believed they dropped off the migrants in an area known as Polato Yard behind Carrington’s Commercial complex on Millennium Highway in Blue Hills.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#haitianfresh, #markfulford, #robertschuster Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 6, 2018 – Two young men were today freed of the burden of having to continue to prove that they were not responsible for a 2017 murder of Julliot ‘Haitian Fresh’ Pierre; at least one attorney is calling it a major victory for his client.Jermaine Fulford Jr and Clayton Morris, represented respectively by attorneys Mark Fulford and Lara Maroof (Stanbrooks Law) had the charge of manslaughter dropped against them after it was proven that there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Justice Robert Schuster today determined that after having reviewed all evidence, in the police sufficiency hearing there was simply not enough condemning material to move the manslaughter case forward against the two men.Mark Fulford of F Chambers Law firm reported to Magnetic Media that he “argued before Justice Schuster, that the DPP Jillian Williams did not have enough evidence to convict their clients of the manslaughter of Julliot Pierre.”Julliot Pierre, who was 24 year old at the time of his death in July 2017, is better known by his nickname, Haitian Fresh and was chopped with a cutlass during a fight, hospitalized and he later passed away. Originally, his death was classified as ‘unexplained’. The autopsy report later confirmed that the injuries in that fight did cause Pierre’s death and the investigation became a homicide probe.It is widely believed the real killer got away.Magnetic Media is told that the suspected man, who police were hunting for the killing hopped a flight to Haiti and never returned to Provo.In July last year TCI Police were reported as looking for Richard ‘Rich Boi’ Gail in connection to the murder of the Kew Town man. One comment shared with Magnetic Media following today’s outcome said, “Police should have never wasted their time and the people’s resources to charge Clayton Morris and Jermaine Fulford Jr. in the killing of ‘Haitian Fresh’…. The DPP knew quite well the Police had nothing in the bundle against those two by themselves but a much stronger case against the individual that fled the country… Police put out a wanted poster for Richard Gail but it was too late… It is sad that this poor Haitian boy’s life was taken away from him… one cannot rejoice in the victorious results of the sufficiency hearing today… as a young man’s life was cut short.”Photo: Julliot ‘Haitian Fresh’ Pierre, 24 Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk TCI: Three airlifted with gunshot from Provo to Jamaica; attorney activist says try his crime prevention plan
Southampton have identified former AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim as a potential replacement for under-fire boss Mark Hughes.The Saints have lost their last three league games without scoring to slip to 16th in the table, just two points above the relegation zone.Southampton next face rivals Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, and a fourth successive defeat would only add more pressure on Hughes.Despite the looming shadow of Jardim, Hughes insists he is not feeling the pressure and insists improved results are not far away.“We want maximum points as soon as we can but we don’t feel unduly concerned as yet because we think we are very close to turning things around,” he said, according to Express.“We stayed in the Premier League last year by one position. Realistically, are we going to go from 17th to the top six in eight games? Probably not.”Top 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…“We need to be a little bit patient but we know we have potential in the group and are better than we were last year.”“People shape their view how well or how poorly you do in the early weeks of the season; the end game is where you are after 38 matches.”Hughes is hopeful Charlie Austin, who is currently on loan from Liverpool can rediscover his goalscoring touch against the Cherries this weekend.Hughes said: “Charlie is a goal scorer and if you give him the right service, in the right areas of the penalty box, more often than not he will get shots off.”“We have not been able to get him in those kinds of positions on a regular enough basis so that is something we have to improve.”
Antoine Griezmann backed Zinedine Zidane as the best choice to replace Didier Deschamps as France manager – if he decided to leaveDeschamps has been in charge of Les Bleus since 2012 and has overseen 55 victories in 88 games.The 50-year-old famously led France to their second World Cup title in the summer at Russia and appears set to remain in the dugout until Euro 2020 – at the earliest.But Deschamps himself has even admitted he sees Zidane as the most likely man to replace him at France.The former Real Madrid boss has been out of work since May after guiding the club to a third straight Champions League crown.And Griezmann revealed that Zidane has his vote if Deschamps ever decides to step down from his role at France.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I don’t know how long Deschamps wants to remain as national manager,” Griezmann told ESPN.“He has earned the respect he has, and I think he will be on the job as much as he wants.“However, I believe Zidane could be the best manager available (for the French national team).“Actually, Deschamps has done a terrific job.”Juventus and Manchester United have also been touted as possible destinations for Zidane.
Napoli’s lawyer says defender Kalidou Koulibaly will appear in court for his ban appeal ‘to make people understand’ how it feels to be racially abused.Last month, Koulibaly was subjected to monkey chants during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter but after he protested a second bookable offence, he was slammed with a two-match ban.“This is a story out of the ordinary. That’s why Koulibaly will also be there before the judge,” Mattia Grassani told Radio Marte, according to Football Italia.“The lad wants to make people understand how he felt throughout the game and why he reacted the way he did, which is unlike Kalidou.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’re expecting a call between tomorrow and Wednesday, and we’ll try to get his ban revoked.“The Muntari case? In that case they said the referee hadn’t grasped the mood of the player, so we’ll ask the judge if [referee Paolo] Mazzoleni perceived that Koulibaly wasn’t protesting for the yellow but rather those chants, which had hassled him from the start.“In our opinion that didn’t happen. The bases of these two cases are therefore different because in Muntari’s case, he left the field and was sent off.“In this case Kalidou applauded and was then dismissed, although the causes are the same.”
Updated: 9:47 PM Over a dozen arrested for feeding homeless in El Cajon John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Soderman Posted: January 14, 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 SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) — Over a dozen people were arrested Sunday evening in El Cajon for feeding the local homeless population.The arrests come in the wake of a newly enacted city ordinance banning people from feeding the homeless in public, but the group defied the new ordinance in an act of civil disobedience.The group was given citations and not taken to jail.This act of civil disobedience was in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one attendee said.The group plans to do the same thing in two weeks. January 14, 2018
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom San Diego Convention Center debuts new colored LED roof February 22, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The newest addition to the city’s nighttime skyline has been introduced at the San Diego Convention Center.The events complex last night debuted new colored LED lights that illuminate the recently renovated Sails Pavilion’s fabric roof. The lights change colors and can be seen from downtown, Coronado Bay and are particularly visible from the air, the center said.“The Sails Pavilion is our Convention Center’s most distinguishing feature,” convention center President and CEO Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe said.“After 28 years in operation, it was time to reinvest and reimagine the space. Not only were we able to conduct necessary maintenance and upgrades without interfering with our business, but we were able to add something new that will make the Convention Center truly shine.”The $377,000 lights are the same fixtures as those used at the Empire State Building.The lights represent the final upgrade at the 90,000-square-foot Sails Pavilion that recently underwent a $16.7 million renovation. Other upgrades were the new roof, a new concrete floor and a new fire-suppression system, according to the convention center.“These upgrades represent an infrastructure investment in one of the greatest economic engines that we have,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “This iconic Sails Pavilion is how so many people — San Diegans and visitors alike — help to identify our great city skyline.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, John Soderman, KUSI Newsroom, John Soderman Updated: 10:56 PM Posted: June 14, 2018 Kellen Winslow II arrested on multiple charges including kidnapping with intent to commit rape June 14, 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) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, the son of San Diego Chargers legend Kellen Winslow, was re-arrested Thursday by sheriff’s deputies on multiple charges including kidnapping with intent to commit rape.Winslow was arrested Thursday afternoon and is being charged with the following:2 counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape2 counts of forcible rape1 count of forcible sodomy1 count of forcible oral copulation2 counts of residential burglary1 count of indecent exposureWinslow II, 34, was initially arrested last Thursday in Encinitas on suspicion of burglarizing a residence at the Park Encinitas Mobile Home Park.Sheriff’s officials said Winslow II was spotted about 2:40 p.m. walking into a residence at the park in the 400 block of North El Camino Real by a neighbor who lived nearby.Related Link: Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II arrested in Encinitas for residential burglaryThe neighbor confronted Winslow because he did not recognize him as being a resident who lived there, said sheriff’s Lt. Karen Stubkjaer.Winslow left the scene in a black SUV and deputies spotted him a short distance from the park and he was taken into custody, the lieutenant said.Winslow posted $50,000 bail that night and was scheduled to return to court June 14, but a warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody again.According to jail records, Winslow is not eligible for release. No bail amount was set. His arraignment is anticipated in Vista on Friday.
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 SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – When the temperature soars, so does the number of people who suffer from the effects of extreme heat.For the safety of hikers and rescue personnel, some trails in Poway are closed this week due to the excessive heat.Signs are posted to let hikers know the trails at “Iron Mountain” and “Mount Woodson” are closed this Monday and Tuesday. August 6, 2018 Popular Trails at Poway are Temporarily Closed Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 7:04 PM Posted: August 6, 2018
January 10, 2019 Posted: January 10, 2019 Sasha Foo, Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Governor Newsom unveils 2019-2020 state budget 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) – State politicians from San Diego praised Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal today, primarily for its dedicated support for expanding housing, affordable education and social services.Newsom released his proposed $209 billion budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, a four percent increase over former Gov. Jerry Brown’s fiscal year 2018-2019 budget, his last in office.The budget includes a $144 billion general fund and a projected $21.4 billion surplus, the largest since at least 2000.On a more granular level, Newsom’s budget includes $1.3 billion in one-time funding for housing development projects, $40 million in funding to cover two full years of tuition for first-time community college students enrolled full-time and doubling the number of state residents who have access to the state’s earned-income tax credit.San Diego’s representatives in the state legislature lauded Newsom’s budget for its ambitious funding propositions. State Sens. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, and Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, called the proposal “outstanding” in a joint statement. Atkins and Mitchell sit on the Senate’s Rules and Budget and Fiscal Review committees, respectively.“We are pleased that the governor shares our commitment to investing in early childhood and higher education, affordable housing, alleviating poverty and homelessness, expanding access to health care, paid family leave and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and overhauling California’s emergency preparedness,” Atkins and Mitchell said in the statement.Newsom also earmarked funding to assist undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers who have recently entered the U.S. as well as the humanitarian organizations that support them.In a visit to the Otay Mesa Immigration Detention Center Nov. 29, Newsom said the state needed to exert more effort to support recently arrived immigrants, who often lack proper support networks and can end up homeless in areas like San Diego and Imperial counties.“My constituents have seen an influx of migrants being dropped on San Diego streets by federal officials without the support system to help them,” said Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego. “I want to particularly thank Gov. Newsom for including $25 million (including an immediate $5 million) to assist our community-based organizations in providing services to address this crisis.”The budget includes an attempt to take an ax to the state’s unfunded pension liabilities as well, allocating $13.6 billion to eliminate budgetary debt, build reserves and pay down pensions. According to Newsom’s office, such spending supports the state’s financial foundation and protects against possible economic strife.“To make the California Dream available to all, our state must be fiscally sound,” Newsom said. “This budget lays a strong financial foundation for our state by eliminating debts, expanding the rainy-day fund and paying down our unfunded liabilities.”Newsom’s office and state legislators will negotiate the budget’s details through June, when the final budget must be submitted. California’s 2019-2020 fiscal year begins July 1, 2019. Sasha Foo