Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has confirmed his wife Alice Campello has given birth to twins.The Chelsea striker and Italian model have decided to name the new arrivals Alessandro and Leonardo.The former Juventus star posted a photo with his wife and the twins to his Instagram page on Sunday.Alongside the image, he wrote: “And the day arrived … July 29, 2018, a day I will never forget.“The wait has been long, very long. It has been only nine months, but for us, it has been like three years.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I have no words to thank you, Alice, thank you for making me the most beautiful and incredible gift in the world.“Every day since I know you I thank God for having put you in my way, you are the cornerstone of my life.“These months you have fought like a lioness, I can not be more proud of you; nights in the hospital, dehydrated days, whole days together in bed without being able to move… but in the end the day arrived, it arrived, and everything was worth it.“Welcome to the world, Alessandro, and Leonardo.“I only ask that you have health and be happy with the love that is breathed in our house, in our family.
Matt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from Arsenal.Macey who launched his career at Bristol Rovers, as well as previous experience of Home Park, said as quoted in Plymouth Argyle club website that:“I grew up playing for Bristol Rovers and warmed up on the [Home Park] pitch with Accrington. I played against them for Luton a couple of years ago. I know the stadium I know what the fans are like as well.”He added:“That was out of nowhere because I came from the under 18s at Bristol Rovers. When you get interest from a Premier League club you sort of dismiss it and think it’s a joke but it came through!“[Playing at the Emirates is] the highlight of my career so far. Before that I had a couple of loan spells; I think it is time now to have another spell, play some games and try to kick on again in my career.”New Plymouth Argyle full-back approves deal on Wedding day Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 29, 2018 They say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon…“I had a spell at Luton which was great; the next step is League One. The opportunities have come around quite quickly for me and there’s no denying that I wanted to come down here and test myself at this level and at such a great club.”He stressed that his impressive performance at Arsenal is enough file in for a season at Home Park“I think in the modern game, you need to be tall you need to move well. Especially at Arsenal they put a lot of emphasis on being able to move well. Those are physical traits I am lucky to have.“It would have been ideal if I had more time or games with the boys, but I’ve done it before where I have just come straight into a team. I have a whole week’s training so I’ll be working hard this week.”
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara has admitted that he remains uncertain on where he will play his football next seasonThe Brazilian scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Barcelona during the 2016/17 season, but was absent in the latter part of the campaign with a knee injury and did not return to action until January.After seeing his opportunities at the Camp Nou diminish in his absence, Rafinha joined Inter Milan on loan for the second half of last season and finished the campaign with two goals in 17 Serie A appearances.But, despite the claims of both the 25-year-old and his father that he had offers, Inter ultimately chose to turn the down the chance to sign Rafinha on a permanent basis.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.“If I knew my future, I promise I would say it,” said Rafinha on Mundo Deportivo.“Many things have come out and that is why I leave my people with my confidence to take these topics to me. I have spent a lot of good time at Inter and I would have loved to continue there, but I am a Barça player.”Rafinha is contracted to Barcelona until June 2020.
The German competition does not want to follow the steps set forward by Spain’s La Liga, and managing director Christian Seifert has ruled out a similar moveAfter Spain’s La Liga tournament announced they will play at least one official match in the United States, most people expected other leagues to come thru.The English Premier League once toyed with this idea, but so far there has not been anything official.But one league has firmly said no.German Bundesliga managing director Christian Seifert talked to Die Zeit as reported by Goal.Zidane 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.“We will never play a league game outside of Germany. That’s a limit we will not cross,” he said.“An official league game, which is about points that decide promotion, relegation or participation in the international competition, abroad, is, in my view, a lack of respect for their fans, the players and in the end also Major League Soccer.”“You do not need help from overseas to promote football in this way,” Seifert added.“You can rule out that there are as many kick-off times as there are games, as is the case in Spain.”
Riyad Mahrez opened his Manchester City account with a brace as the Blues defeated Cardiff to secure 16 points from a possible 18.The midweek disappointment against Lyon was put to bed as they took the Welsh side to the cleaners in a breathtaking manner.First-half goals from Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan left the home side reeling, and a brace from Mahrez after the break completed the 5-0 win.Mahrez who is the club’s record signing was buzzing after the game following his brace against the Bluebirds.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…He said: “I’m really happy to have scored my first goals and to have helped the team – I hope this is just the beginning. I feel better now, and I think you can see that on the pitch.“I have to work hard and keep going. As a team, we responded well to our midweek defeat against Lyon.”The Algerian winger would hope to continue his scoring form when they confront Brighton at the Etihad next week.
Eden Hazard claims that Chelsea are playing the best ever football he has ever experienced under manager Maurizio SarriThe Italian is the sixth coach Hazard has had in his six years at Chelsea after Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Antonio Conte.Sarri has made a bright start to life at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, while also unbeaten.But, for Hazard, it’s Sarri’s unique playing style that makes him the best coach.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“We had some great results in the past so I can’t say the managers before weren’t good,” Hazard said on the Evening Standard. “But in terms of how we are playing, this is the best football.“It is similar to how we played in France with (my former club) Lille. A lot of pass and move. We have good players, so that’s why we are playing this great football.”Hazard has managed eight goals and three assists in just 10 appearances across all competitions under Sarri this season at Chelsea.
The Southampton footballer believes his club can only overcome their crisis if they are backed up by the team’s supportersSouthampton F.C. is currently in the 16th position in the English Premier League standings.The team has only won once in ten matches, drawing four times and losing five.But in their last five games, the club has not been able to score a single goal.And for the Saints’ forward Charlie Austin, the team can only overcome this crisis if they have the support of the fans.“I know the fans are getting frustrated and I totally understand that, but we are trying 100 percent to get the second win of the season and push on,” he told The Daily Echo.“You only have to look around and you can see that everyone is on the edge because they don’t know whether we are going to concede or score. It’s hard not to feel it.”“But that’s football though,” he said.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“They come to get behind us and they love the buzz of getting behind their football team and we are in it to provide entertainment for them.”“I know it’s a frustrating time at the moment, but just keep getting behind us and it will come,” he added.“If we weren’t creating the chances, then it would be time to worry.”📸The best images from Staplewood Campus, as #SaintsFC get ready for a #PL trip to #mancity this weekend: https://t.co/GPuSpnZZZM pic.twitter.com/zCPumvmq3b— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 30, 2018
Christian Eriksen has faulted Republic of Ireland’s defensive approach for the barren draw in Copenhagen.Ireland failed to find the back of the net for the fourth game running in all competitions-the first time since May 1996 in a game dominated by the Danes.Eriksen who grabbed a hat-trick in a 5-1 win for Denmark in Dublin in last year’s World Cup qualification play-off feels Martin O’Neill’s team didn’t want to push forward.Pochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“It was a difficult game to play,” Eriksen told Sky. “Ireland wasted a lot of time, they took their time on everything. They rarely went forward so it was difficult to break them down.“We only had a few chances but the chances were big enough for us to score and to finish the game off – but we didn’t. It was a lot of defending on their side and we were trying to attack against 11 players in their own half.“They played like this in every game we’ve played. In the second game in Ireland, they wanted to go forward but they knew what happened when they went forward so that’s why they were too scared to go forward. That’s something we’ve learned, that teams are scared to come here.”
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppStudents representing 11 schools from throughout the Turks and Islands will participate tomorrow in this year’s 2016 National High School Spelling Bee. Organizers of the event said students are encouraged to study word meanings, identify diacritical markings and know word origins. Students also learn and spell words quickly and accurately using proper pronunciation and hearing word usage. The National High School Spelling Bee provides an opportunity to boost self esteem, develop stronger character and encourage sportsmanship.The venue is Gus Lightbourne Gym; the general public is encouraged to come out. The Ministry of Education, Youth Sport & Library Services and Lew 1 Shipping Ltd are the sponsors of the National High School Spelling Bee. International School Student wins Primary School Bee Recommended for you Related Items:spelling, spelling bee Final Day of National Primary School Spelling Bee
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, England, February 13, 2017 – Destination: Turks & Caicos Islands exhibited at the UK’s biggest and longest-running travel show. Destination: The Holiday and Travel Show, which took place in London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre, was filled to the gills with hundreds of leading and independent tour operators, over 70 Tourist Boards from across the globe, cultural entertainment, world flavours, travel celebrities, amongst others spectacular activities.Courtney Robinson, Marketing Executive UK & Europe – represented the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board at the show. By exhibiting at the prestigious event, many potential vacationers got the opportunity to learn more about the ‘Beautiful by Nature’ destination which is renowned for its world famous Grace Bay Beach, award winning luxurious accommodations, enviable waterscapes, picturesque scenery and sophisticated service. The Destination Show also plays host to The Stanfords Travel Writers Festival – which features compelling, inspirational and entertaining talks. There is also Experience The World Stages – where visitors can dive in and experience world cultures, foods and entertainment in four incredible stages: Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. What is more, the Meet the Experts Theatres, provide over 50 hours of free travel advice from destination specialists covering an array of journeys to every continent, providing inspirations to visitors to discover and learn about destinations across the globe. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Destination: The Holiday and Travel Show ran from 2nd to 5th February, 2017. Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales – An investigation is now launched into the informal complaint says TCI Hospitals in light of the TripAdvisor post by a guest who claims treatment lacked empathy at the facility after she was attacked by a robber while out jogging on Monday morning.PR Executive with the hospitals, Nikira John last night issued statement for the InterHealth Canada hospitals which said: “TCI Hospital is aware of the unfortunate report posted via Trip Advisor by a robbery victim expressing dissatisfaction with the level of service provided at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We value feedback from our patients to help us improve our service. Clinical staff members will be reminded to be more responsive to victims of crime as these types of cases escalate.”The hospital said it is prepared to put in place corrective measures for better service and apologized to woman for “the overall experience in Turks and Caicos Islands.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews
Bahamas: 150 laid off by Resorts World Bimini, Save the Bays siding with workers Save The Bays Pins 24 Bahamians Youth Environmental Ambassadors Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, June 27, 2017 – Utah – More than 300 environmental rights advocates, environmental organisations trustees, supporters and volunteers who monitor the world’s waters gathered for the 2017 Waterkeepers Alliance conference in Park City, Utah, earlier this month but it was one of the smallest countries of all that took centre stage – The Bahamas.“We were completely surprised that so much of the spotlight was on The Bahamas,” said Joe Darville, chairman of Save The Bays. “There were so many countries represented — Australia, the U.S., Mexico, Asian nations like China and Bhutan and African nations like Senegal but the spotlight really shone on The Bahamas. I think it was because of the fragile nature of our coral reefs, the beauty of our waters and the very energetic legal battles we have launched in recent years to protect this rare gift from Mother Nature.”In fact, no other country was invited to make two presentations, only The Bahamas. The messages delivered were very different.Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham spoke of engaging diverse communities to create awareness about the importance of the environment.“Whether you are raising awareness with schoolchildren, bank presidents, the well-to-do or the person scraping to get by you need to make the environment real – that wetlands are not swamp to be trampled, they are the nurseries that serve as infant habitats for the fish you will catch and eat later. If they are gone, the fish will be, too. We are always about how the health of our waters and our wetlands impacts you in a very real way today and how what you do today determines what you will leave for the Bahamians of tomorrow,” said Ingraham.Clifton-Western Bays Waterkeeper Fred Smith, QC, revealed the challenges of trying to protect the environment, fighting case after case for environmental rights in the face of a government that made secret deals for large developments without public consultation. Such projects, said Smith, disrupt life as it was known in a local community and may displace populations. They interrupt nature, paying no attention to what has allowed that community to survive for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and many of the projects outright destroy vast acres of precious natural resources, including coral reefs that protect many of the islands of The Bahamas from storm surge.Waterkeepers Alliance grew out of an effort to restore the Hudson River in New York with now chairman of the largely volunteer non-profit organisation Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a professor of Environmental Law at Pace University, leading the legal charge. The goal of Waterkeepers around the world is to monitor and find means to improve the local waters to make them swimmable, fishable and drinkable. In The Bahamas, monitoring is now underway on three island coastlines.Kennedy, who also serves as Co-Director of the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper Fund and Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, praised The Bahamas, Save The Bays and Waterkeepers Bahamas highly.“We are thrilled that the dedicated water and human rights guardians from The Bahamas’ Save the Bays and Waterkeeper Bahamas Frederick R.M. Smith, QC., Rashema Ingraham and Joseph Darville brought the spirit of the islands to Waterkeeper Alliance’s annual conference at Deer Valley. Thank you, Fred, for acknowledging our longtime partnership in pursuit of ocean conservation and environmental justice during your group presentation about issues in the Bahamas,” said Kennedy.Press Release: Save the Bays#GlobalConference#SavetheBays Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#GlobalConference, #Savethebays Recommended for you Save The Bays Congratulates Incoming Government, Urges Making Freedom of Information Act a Priority, Promises to Hold Their Feet to ‘da Fire
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 3rd 2017 – Nassau – Things are looking good for Bahamian Basketball player DeAndre Ayton, as he remains one of the top ranked prospects for the upcoming 2017-2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s basketball season.The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently released mock drafts, and each mock draft projected that Ayton will be chosen with one of the first three draft picks. The projection showed teams like the Phoenix Suns favoring Ayton.CBS Writer, Gary Parrish also wrote, “Ayton could become the first player since Anthony Davis in 2012 to win a national title and then be the no.1 pick in the NBA Draft. He’s a super-talented big who could become an NBA star if he ever learns to play at a high level consistently and avoid complacency.The 19-year-old who has had a successful season playing for Hillcrest Academy in Pheonix Arizona, shooting 46 percent from behind the three-point line, has big plans for his future. He says he wants to spend one year in college, in hopes of leading his Wildcats team to a national championship in that year. We wish him all the best from the 242.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#DeAndreAyton, #magneticmedianews, basketball, sports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI scholar making waves Buddy high on NBA best Rookie list TCI Haye-Smith runs Olympic standard time
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – East End, Grand Bahama – In officially opening the 45th Annual Conch Cracking Festival in McLean’s Town, during the National Heroes Day Holiday, October 9, 2017 Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest remarked that places like McLean’s Town remain an ecological dream – a paradise by many standards.“Therefore, I want to encourage you to enjoy the beauty of these communities and the surrounding cays,” Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest told the hundreds of participants at the annual festival, which was held at McLean’s Town All-Age school.The event not only featured an array of Bahamian dishes made from conch, but offered a variety of other Bahamian-made dishes, desserts and drinks, as well as the sounds of Bahamian music throughout the day. The highlight of the festival was the conch-cracking competition, in which locals as well as visitors were invited to participate. Competitions included how quickly one could extract a conch from its shell, a conch eating competition, and a conch cleaning competition.During his opening and welcome address, DPM Turnquest noted that because McLean’s Town and many communities within the East End area are so far away from the City of Freeport, not that many people bother to make the long trek to visit those communities.He said this was both a blessing and a curse. “It’s a blessing because it has allowed this community to pretty much stay pristine and genuine – a true reflection of Bahamian culture here on Grand Bahama. It’s a curse because it does not expose as often as we like what is so special and unique about McLean’s Town, Rocky Creek, and the Cays.“I want to particularly welcome and invite our guests – from abroad and from Nassau and other Family Islands – to not only enjoy the activities and the food here at this festival, but to take time out to enjoy the environment that surrounds you here today.”DPM Turnquest pointed out that each of the islands within The Bahamas is unique in its own special way, even though Bahamians all share a general culture. He pointed out that if one went from one island to another or, in some cases, from one settlement to another it would be easy to realize that Bahamians are a diverse group of people with diverse cultural customs in the way they cook, the way they dress, and the way they speak.“I want to encourage that inter-island tourism, particularly among our own citizens, but also among our visitors from abroad; and don’t think that because you’ve been to Grand Bahama that you’ve experienced it all,” added Mr. Turnquest. “I can assure you that this is only but a taste of our 700 islands. So, I want you to think about coming back and getting an opportunity to experience what each of our islands has to offer.”The East End Member of Parliament said that the 45th Conch Cracking Festival was a celebration of the original event, which distinguishes the community of McLean’s Town as well as celebrates its history as a fishing and conching village, where the people of the community obtained their livelihood from the sea.“That’s why I’m so happy that the chairman of this committee and members of his team have continued this great tradition, [and] even in the midst of great odds and discouraging events at times, continue to press on to ensure that this tradition lives on and continues to grow,” he said.By: Andrew Coakley (BIS)Photo captions:Header photo: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest officially opened the 45th Annual Conch Cracking Festival at McLean’s Town All Age School on Monday, October 9, 2017 — part of National Heroes Day celebrations. (BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley)Insert: Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest talks with some of the locals and visitors who attended the Conch Cracking Festival on Monday, October 9, 2017 on the school grounds of McLean’s Town All Age School. Following his official address to open the festival, the Deputy Prime Minister took time to visit all of the stalls at the event and chat with the participants. (BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Danny Murphy has tipped former England team-mate, Sol Campbell, to do well after he signed an 18-month deal to become Macclesfield manager on Tuesday.Campbell was unveiled as the new Macclesfield manager on Tuesday, as he signed an 18-month contract, and Murphy believes that he is the right man to push Macclesfield in the right direction, as they are just four points from safety in League Two.“He’s got to try something different and he’s got a strong belief in himself,” Murphy told Sky Sports.Cascarino praises Campbell Manuel R. Medina – August 17, 2019 Sol Campbell left Macclesfield Town on Thursday, but the Arsenal legend believes he managed to do a great job at the club.“I remember in England squads where I sat down and talked to him a few times, and he’s a thoughtful guy. He’s very into the tactical side, the mentality of players.“Sometimes it takes something different for players to refocus or change their mentality and when you’re at the bottom, Sol has probably looked at it as nothing to lose.“If he turns it round, he looks like a miracle worker.”
Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:58 PM KUSI Newsroom January 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 4, 2018 East Village man accused of killing husband pleads not guilty to murder charge Left: Terry Ray Benson, 27. Right: 28-year-old James HearnSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — An East Village resident accused of killing his husband, an active-duty Navy man, at their downtown apartment on New Year’s Day, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge.Terry Ray Benson, 27, was ordered held on $1 million bail in the death of 28-year-old James Hearn.San Diego police said Benson allegedly stabbed Hearn at their residence in the 600 block of 14th Street shortly before 3:30 a.m. Monday.Before collapsing in a fifth-floor hallway, the victim was able to alert a neighbor, who made a 911 call, Lt. Todd Griffin said.Hearn, who worked at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park, died at the scene, despite the efforts of patrol officers and paramedics to keep him alive with CPR.The motive for the violence remains unknown, according to Griffin.Prior to the emergency call, police received no reports of an argument or other type of disturbance at the couple’s apartment near Petco Park on the night Hearn died. Benson faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted.The lieutenant said he did not know how long the suspect and victim had been married.Judge Maureen Hallahan scheduled a bail review/status conference for Jan. 17.
Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Gas Tax FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost-of-living increases for working families Posted: September 20, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California’s gas tax will lead to four-figure cost- of-living increases for working families, according to a new report released Thursday by a conservative think tank and the campaign to repeal the gas tax.The report says a two-car family will pay at least $1,500 annually in taxes if the gas tax remains law. A family of four could see annual tax increases of up to $800. It is with this in mind that former San Diego City Councilman and Yes on 6 Chairman Carl DeMaio will present the report at a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.“This report shows that the latest gas and car tax hikes are a crushing blow to working families and makes the strongest case for a Yes vote on Prop 6 to repeal the car and gas tax hikes,” DeMaio said.California Policy Center, the think tank that compiled the report, is generally active in efforts to reform pensions and education. The CPC noted that the tax increase almost negates the $935.58 that the average family spends on Christmas presents each year, according to the National Retail Federation.“Sacramento politicians are deceptively downplaying the true cost-of- living impact of their car and gas tax hikes, and this study shows just how painful those new taxes will be for working families,” said CPC President Will Swaim.State officials say the 12-cent tax on unleaded fuel — which rises to 19.5 cents per gallon in 2020 — and a 20-cent tax on diesel fuel will raise roughly $5 billion per year for transportation infrastructure improvements and repairs. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the gas tax bill into law in April 2017; the law went into effect in November 2017.On Monday, a group of San Diego public safety officers and local leaders rallied to oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal the taxes.“Here in San Diego, Prop 6 would eliminate more than $1.5 billion over the next 10 years in funds desperately needed to improve bridge and road safety, to relieve traffic congestion and fix potholes,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs. “Prop 6 isn’t just bad for our bridges and roads — it threatens incomes for working families and small businesses, in San Diego and across California.”Recent data from a USC Dorsife/Los Angeles Times poll and an internal poll by the Yes on 6 campaign showed that 51 percent of registered voters want to repeal the gas tax but only 26 percent would vote yes on Proposition 6 strictly based off its title, “Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding.” KUSI Newsroom, September 20, 2018