Lacazette reveals Griezmann friendship

first_imgThings are looking set to heat up for both Alexandre Lacazette and Antoine Griezmann over the coming week with the two friends set to face each other for their respective clubs in the semi-finals of the Europa LeagueThe France internationals will line up at the Emirates, as Arsenal host Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their semi-final tie in the Europa League on Thursday.While they will be rivals during the semi-final encounter, Lacazette has revealed that their bond has been around for a decade already.“Griezzy is a very good player who I met nearly 10 years ago now,” Lacazette told the club website.Jadon SanchoMerson 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 developed a strong bond and we see each other every year, either on national duty or elsewhere. We get on really well.“You can’t really explain why you get on well with someone. It’s instinctive. Perhaps we share the same values and the same jokes.“We laugh a lot. We like to, quote-unquote, poke fun at people but always respectfully and in a kind manner. We are both jokers. We talk about our current lives and our families. Normal stuff.“In everyday life, we both have a laugh, we are always pretty lively. And for faults, I would say that he would stress that I like to relax and I’m very slow on the uptake, quote-unquote!”last_img read more

Pelligrini keen on signing Wilshere for West Ham

first_imgNew West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has now set his sights on Jack Wilshere for a summer move,  reports the Daily StarThe English midfielder’s contract at Arsenal expires this month and it remains to be seen whether he will be retained by the newly-appointed head coach Unai Emery.After being announced as David Moyes’ replacement at the London Stadium for next season, Pellegrini has reportedly begun monitoring Wilshere’s uncertain future at Arsenal and is keen on making an attempt to sign him.Jadon SanchoMerson 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.The Chilean is a known long-term admirer of the 26-year-old’s and had been interested in signing him during his time in charge at Manchester City.Wilshere is currently aware on holiday after being omitted from Gareth Southgate’s final 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia after a set of recurring ankle injuries ultimately cost him the chance to earn a place in the team.However, Wilshere did make 38 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season after enduring a difficult couple of years struggling for regular minutes due to his constant injury setbacks.last_img read more

FA to crackdown on Premier League managers

first_imgThe English Football Association has announced that Premier League managers will get verbal warnings, according to Evening Standard.Managers who behave badly on the touchline will be shown yellow and red cards, the FA has revealed.The “pilot project” which builds on the existing rules of conducts in the technical area will apply to majority of football competitions in England including the Premier League, EFL, National League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.These warnings will also apply for managers as they do for players, any manager who receives four warnings will receive an automatic one-game touchline ban.However, in the Premier League, managers will not be shown cards but will be cautioned verbally.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…But unlike the accumulated cautions for players, there’ll be no reset for managers, so if a manager picks up four warnings, he gets a one-game ban, eight warnings gets him a two-game ban, 12 warnings gets him a three-game ban and so on.The only exception to the rules will be playoff games in the EFL and National League as well as the FA Cup final.The FA have revealed that warnings will be given out for inappropriate language or gestures such as show of dissent, kicking of plastics or water bottles, waving imaginary cards, attempts to influence the referee’s decision and so on.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey told reporters that the rules haven’t are not new but the idea is to make the disciplinary process clearer.“The whole process is not about creating drama but making sure we improve the behavior of people in the game.” He said.last_img read more

Gary Neville United need a big game

first_imgPundit Gary Neville says Manchester United need “a big game” to get back to winning ways after they lost to Brighton last weekend.Manchester United lost 3-2 to Chris Hughton’s Brighton side last weekend, and former player Gary Neville believes that they need a big result against Tottenham in order to refocus. Sky Sports reports.“The noise at the moment surrounding United is what everyone’s concentrating on, but just looking at it as a match and Spurs’ history coming to Manchester United – they haven’t turned up in the last two or three years,” Neville said.“United cannot be anywhere near where they were at Brighton on Sunday. I think this is what they need, they need a big game, they need a big opponent and Tottenham have been friendly opponents at Old Trafford in the last few years.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “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.“I suppose everyone will be queuing up to watch the game in the hope Man United lose, in the hope they can put another nail in the coffin.“That’s the sort of sense of feeling around the club at the moment, not being helped at times by the performances. You can talk about Jose’s press conferences, the mistakes the team has made, but the only thing that will put it right is to win. The players have that in their hands on Monday.“Tottenham have to turn up, and if they do it’ll be a very difficult game for Manchester United,” Neville added.last_img read more

Weah New PSG coach can make me a better player

first_imgTimothy Weah believes that coach Thomas Tuchel can push him to new heights this season at Paris Saint-GermainThe 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah has been at the Parc Des Princes for the past year.Although with a star roster containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, opportunities have been hard to come by for Weah.The United States international had the option to go out on loan this season, but opted to remain at PSG under new coach Tuchel.Weah hopes that the German will have a similar impact on him to what he had on fellow teenage American forward Christian Pulisic.After Tuchel handed Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut in 2016, the 19-year-old has since become regarded as one of the best prospects in world football.“Watching Dortmund, seeing Christian play so many games at his age, really made me believe in his coaching tactics and techniques,” Weah said on Sportskeeda.“He’s really pushing us young guys to make our mark and get out there and do our thing, and that’s what makes him happy the most.“And I love him as a coach and I love him as a person. He’s just really pushed me to be a better player, and I can’t wait to see where the season takes us.”Jadon SanchoMerson 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.Constantly working to get better and remain consistent ??⏳ pic.twitter.com/dhcaFXXSUB— TIM WEAH (@TimWeah) August 15, 2018Still just 18, Weah intends to focus on his development as a footballer for the time being.“I don’t really want to rush anything. I’m only 18 — I’m still 18 and I have a long way to go, and right now is just me being an apprentice,” he said.“Maybe next year, who knows, I’ll take my talents on loan somewhere else and see what that really does for me, but right now I’m content with what I have and I’m content at PSG.”And George Weah endorses this mindset.“He tells me, ‘Just wait your turn,’” Tim Weah said.“You’re playing with stars. It’s not going to happen immediately.”last_img read more

Gattuso AC Milan need to step up their game

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso admits they will have to be back to their best ahead of Saturday’s game against FiorentinaThe Rossoneri haven’t won their last three games and were knocked out of the Europa League following a surprise 3-1 defeat to Olympiacos.Despite the struggles though, Milan remain in fourth-place in the Serie A and Gattuso hopes his players are ready to step up their efforts to consolidate a Champions League qualification spot.“The club wants to reach the Champions League, it will not be easy but we will do our best,” said Gattuso on the club website.“Now we are in fourth place though we have to do more, but I am calm. We have to make fewer mistakes.“We do not look for excuses, we have to keep working and improving. We lost some important points but our opponents also slowed down.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“We have some strengths and weaknesses and we have to be careful. I enjoy training people with passion and flair in their eyes, who have the spirit of football within them, whether they are young or old”.Facing Milan at the San Siro are Fiorentina, who sit 10th in the standings and just five points behind.“Tomorrow we will play against a strong opponent, who can hurt us in attack. Fiorentina are a team with very good players technically, playing within 60-70 meters,” said Gattuso.“We will have to be good at imposing our game, not giving an inch on the pitch. I want to see a team that plays well and with vehemence: only in this way will we be able to win.“Bologna has taught us that making a sterile ball possession leads to nothing”The Milan-Fiorentina game will begin at 15:00 (CET).last_img read more

Cavani Solskjaer has brought a change of energy to Man United

first_imgParis Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani accepts Manchester United have turned things around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of next month’s Champions League clashThomas Tuchel’s side will meet United in the last-16 stage of the Champions League this season after topping Group C ahead of Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.United, on the other hand, did enough to secure second place in Group H by two points from Valencia with Jose Mourinho before they fired him last month following a poor start to their Premier League campaign.Since Solskjaer’s appointment as interim coach, the Red Devils have won all six of their games with 17 goals scored and just 3 conceded.Therefore, Cavani accepts PSG will have to be careful of this newly-rejuvenated United team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Manchester, we have to think of ourselves and not the other teams,” Cavani told Goal.“We have to think about what we have to do as a team, know our qualities and our faults to get to the next match ready, in the best and most fit way.”“We know that Manchester United has gone through a rather negative period, the coaching change has brought a change of energy too, different. They have started to have positive results.“It creates more motivation and that’s normal. But we will study them more specifically at the time of the match, not before.”The first leg of United and PSG’s last-16 clash will take place at Old Trafford on February 12 with the return leg at the Parc Des Princes set for March 6.last_img read more

Late night two car collision involving taxi

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Police move to charge man for weekend traffic fatality Providenciales, 08 Feb 2016 – A traffic accident around 9:30pm last night on Leeward Highway could have been a lot worse and onlookers say they believe speed was a factor. A white taxi-bus and a white Honda civic collided and the driver of the Honda was taken to hospital; his injuries are believed non-life threatening. One media account is that the taxi driver lost control and the ambulance was very long in getting to the scene of the smash-up which did clog traffic along the highway near Courtyard Plaza. Speed is also believed behind a traffic wreck last week, where a white sedan was found turned upside down in the bushes north of Maranatha High School on Millennium Highway. Related Items:millenium highway, traffic accidentcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Wife away, husband and father dies in Long Bay smash up Traffic Death claims life of TCI manlast_img read more

TCI not ready for independence says Premier PNP to begin candidate selection

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos is not ready to be an independent nation and Premier Rufus Ewing said he will not push these islands toward the step before there is better education and less apprehension on the issue.  “So it’s nothing to take lightly, it’s nothing to just jump to.  Yes we all require some education about independence, and we have to continue to speak about independence without getting nervous about it, but we haven’t been able to do so in this country, because the minute you decide to speak about independence, there’s some fear mongers who make people believe that you are going to go independent tomorrow, and that a government can push you to independence and push it down your throat.  No government can make this country independent without you the people.”Premier Ewing was speaking at the press conference held by the PNP on Monday at the Opus conference room and taking on an issue former premier Michael Misick says is a matter of urgency; Misick chided the current PNP for not moving more swiftly toward independence for the country.  The decision of 52% of British voters to eventually end the UK’s place in the European Union last month brought new comments from Misick who said the Governor and the Premier should at least hold a referendum on the matter of independence.While the Governor on National Heroes Day said both he and the FCO want to see a referendum held on Independence in the Turks and Caicos, when Magnetic Media asked the Premier if he is ready to hold that referendum, there was this point blank response.  “No i’m not prepared to run a referendum.”The Progressive National Party will next week begin the candidate selection process but even securing the most support at that level where party members vote will not mean automatic candidacy on the PNP ticket.  Party Chairman, Royal Robinson explained that two thirds of the vote must be had and where that is not accomplished in the district and all island candidate categories, there will be some executive meetings within the party to determine the final five for the districts and the final three for the at large.“If that doesn’t happen on the first round, then there will be a second round of voting.  If there’s still no person coming out with the two-thirds majority at the second round, then the two persons that have the top amount of votes will then be sent to the NEC of the Progressive National Party for a recommendation and decision that will go to the National General Council or a special convention.”There are nine vying for the at large spots including current MPs, Norman Saunders and Donhue Gardiner and races for South Caicos, North Caicos, Grand Turk North and two seats for Provo.  The PNP Primaries span all of next week. Related Items:pnp begins candidate selections, tci not ready for independence says premierlast_img read more

Treasury staff certified in International Public Sector Accounting Standards

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 14, 2017 – Providenciales – During the month of July 2017, six (6) officers in the Office of the Accountant General (Treasury) obtained certification in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).   The officers are Deputy Accountant General, Sally-Jean Astwood and Finance Managers: Pamela Clarke, Jonelle Glinton, Kimberly Simmons-Lewis, Letitia Williams and Shandera Hall.These Standards are designed to assist governments and other public sector entities in improving public sector financial reporting and includes both cash and accrual-based accounting.   The principles are intended to strengthen public financial management and knowledge globally through the enhancement of the quality and transparency of public sector financial reporting.   Strong and transparent financial reporting has the potential to improve public sector decision making and make governments more accountable to their constituents.   The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is moving from the cash basis of accounting to the accrual basis and this certification is an important step in this regard.Mrs. Harvey-Basden, PS/Ministry of Finance stated that “The Ministry would like to congratulate all the Accountant General’s Office staff that obtained this certification. Through their hard work and dedication this success was achieved.   It should be noted that this step is the first of many to ensure continued staff capacity building, as TCIG migrates to accrual accounting within the next few years.”We again congratulate the Officers on this achievement.Press Release: TCIG Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Last minute goal sets Saints back on track

first_imgSouthampton FC midfielder Tom O’connor saved the day for his club by scoring a last minute goal that led his team to victory on Friday night match against Wolves.The saints who started with a two-goal lead had lost hope after the wolves come back in the second half, but for the 93rd minute saving goal by Tom O’Conner.Saints manager Radhi Jaïdi in his opinion on the game, says although he was disappointed they let the opposing team take charge in the game, he was pleased with his boys for reclaiming the last seconds of game.“I enjoyed the game, that’s my assessment,” Jaïdi said via Club’s official website.“In the periods where we conceded two goals, it was difficult to accept. The boys showed resilience and character to come back stronger.Ralph HasenhüttlHasenhuttl wants Saints to be aggressive against Watford Obinna Echi – April 22, 2019 Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has demanded more urgency and aggressiveness from his players when they play Watford on Tuesday night.The Saints were dispatched by Ayoze Perez hat-trick…“It’s a great goal, and a great comeback. The winner came in stoppage time, a Tom O’Connor header from a corner – which is something we work on every day in training.“We didn’t drop our heads, we stayed in the game. Credit to the boys.“On the opposite side, we’ve let a two-goal lead slip. You can’t allow yourself to switch off.“Two goals conceded in 60 seconds is not acceptable and the boys agree with that.“But overall, there’s a lot of good stuff to take from this game – we controlled a lot of the match and I’m pleased with the win. We’re back on track.”last_img read more

Ancelottis desire made Ruiz sign for Napoli

first_imgThe Spanish midfielder joined the Partenopei in the summer and has been a great addition to the Italian Lega Serie A clubAfter a successful spell with Real Betis from 2014 to 2018, Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz was bought by Napoli.The Spaniard footballer was a wanted man, but according to his agent, the decision to join the Italian Lega Serie A was easy.“Clearly a lot of big clubs wanted him, and even in Italy, several clubs were following him,” Miguel Alfaro of YouFirst Sports was quoted by Football Italia.“Then the desire of Ancelotti, [sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli and [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis made the difference and we did the deal quickly.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie 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….“Once we put the player in contact with the boss we understood that Napoli was the right place to grow, but also to do important things in the league and advance in the Champions League,” he added.“We’re talking about a coach who’s won in Italy, France, Spain, England, and Germany.”“He was the perfect choice to replace Sarri because he is a Coach who is known everywhere. He decided to buy the lad and we thank him for that,” Ruiz’ agent commented.“The idea is to fight until the end with Juventus to win the Scudetto, then to get through this group of death in the Champions League.”last_img read more

Sol Bamba asks fans to kick racism out of football

first_imgThe Cardiff City defender hopes the supporters can report racist incidents in order to kick racism out of football.Cardiff City defender Sol Bamba hopes racism can be forced out of football soon.But to do so, the footballer believes fans should do their part and report any racist incidents.“What upset me is that only one in three reports it. I think we need to do more because unfortunately, people think, if we report it, nothing’s going to come out of it. That’s the problem,” Bamba told Sky Sports.“There’s no place for it in this game now, or society in 2019. I think as a whole, we have to do more.”“I feel like we made progress, but we’ve gone back now. Recently a few incidents happened in games, in Italy and here. We made two steps forward and now three steps back,” he added.“It has to be completely gone now because there’s no place for it in the game.”“People have to make sure they report it, and when they do, there has to be a punishment,” he explained.“Football’s a beautiful game. We want to talk about goals and celebrations, but if they don’t do it right, the club has to be punished and the fans have to be punished.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The punishment has to be drastic. Proper punishments, no two-match bans, because that doesn’t make any difference,” Bamba concluded.Sol Bamba started his professional career in Paris Saint-Germain in 2004.He has also played in Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Leicester City, Trabzonspor, Palermo, and Leeds United.He joined Cardiff City in 2016.Bamba has suffered racism all through his life and he hopes he can live to see it kicked out of the football world.Crazy happy with this win, fighting with all the love we have for this club. A deep thought for Emiliano 🙏🏿💐💙 lets keep it that way lads !!! @CardiffCityFC #latewins #bestwins pic.twitter.com/xa2pcw9gXt— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) February 9, 2019last_img read more

Alpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights

first_imgAlpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights Posted: March 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 Updated: 10:19 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, A place for homeless veterans to call their own. The non-profit group Alpha Project formally opens a new apartment complex built specifically for veterans. We followed along as the first veteran to move in got a look at his new apartment home. @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/dhqMguc9db— Sasha Foo KUSI (@SashaFooKUSI) March 26, 2019 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) – Tenants will begin moving into a brand new apartment complex in Normal Heights on Tuesday.However, it is no ordinary apartment building. Alpha Lofts, built by the non-profit group, Alpha Project, was built specifically for homeless veterans. We interviewed one of the first tenants who will be moving in this week.Charles Needs has been living in the Alpha Project’s bridge tent in the East Village and before that, he spent about a month sleeping on the street.We tagged along as Army Veteran Charles Needs got his first glimpse of what will be his new home after living several months sleeping on the street. He could hardly believe what he was seeing stating “It’s overwhelming, surreal actually- to know that my future begins here,”To build the 3 story building with 53 units, Alpha Project partnered with developer, Chelsea Developments to construct the $20 million complex. As a housing community with supportive services, caseworkers will help tenants achieve short term goals such as preparing resumes and finding help for substance abuse or mental health issues, as a way to work towards more long term plans. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Good Shepherd Catholic Schools Ukulele Benefit Concert

first_img Posted: May 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Good Shepherd Catholic School will have their 9th Annual Ukulele Benefit Concert to raise money for the San Diego Humane Society.3rd graders will perform several songs on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. May 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom The Good Shepherd Catholic School has their 9th Annual Ukulele concert this Friday at 6:30pm to raise money for the @sdhumane Get a sneak peak on @KUSI_GMSD @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/a7mrGJm9Xm— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 22, 2019center_img Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Ukulele Benefit Concert KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Commodity Statement on Federal Deficit and Debt Reduction

first_imgA joint statement from:National Association of Wheat Growers President Jerry McReynolds, a wheat producer from Woodston, Kan.National Corn Growers Association President Bart Schott, a corn grower from Kulm, N.D.American Soybean Association President Alan Kemper, soybean farmer from Lafayette, Ind.National Sorghum Producers Chairman Gerald Simonsen, a sorghum grower from Ruskin, Neb.”Farmer members of the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, the National Corn Growers Association and the National Sorghum Producers are meeting at Commodity Classic to determine policies that reflect their priorities in 2011 and beyond. Among these priorities, we recognize that reducing federal deficits and the national debt is critical to putting the American economy, including U.S. agriculture, on a sound course for future growth and prosperity.”We note that agriculture made a down payment in cutting spending when the Department of Agriculture directed $4 billion in savings under the Standard Reinsurance Agreement for federal crop insurance toward deficit reduction. We believe any further reduction in discretionary spending should recognize and reflect this contribution. We would also note that agriculture-related programs represent less than one-half of one percent of the federal budget.”Looking forward, we believe any meaningful approach to deficit and debt reduction in the FY2012 budget must encompass all entitlement programs and all discretionary spending. We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to develop a budget that successfully addresses the need for federal deficit and debt reduction balanced with the need of ensuring a successful agricultural economy.”last_img read more

Judge dismisses Vancouver MAX riders suit

first_imgA Multnomah County judge has thrown out a $1 million suit filed against TriMet by a 30-year-old woman who said the transit agency failed to protect her from being assaulted by an obnoxious group of teens on a Yellow Line MAX train.The highly publicized June 2008 incident in which a group teenagers attacked Staci Lynn Smith, a Vancouver woman taking her first ride on MAX, stirred widespread outrage and calls for greater transit security.The teenagers involved were prosecuted for assault or lesser crimes. While some of the teenagers’ parents said the teens were wrong to strike the woman and take her purse, they contended she wasn’t the innocent bystander portrayed in some initial media accounts.After 1 1/2 days of trial, Judge Michael McShane ruled Tuesday that Smith and her attorney had failed to present a case that could convince the jury that TriMet was negligent The judge also chastised Smith’s attorney, Victor Calzaretta, for his lack of preparation, noting Calzaretta couldn’t say when his next witnesses would show up.Two jurors interviewed after being dismissed said they weren’t inclined to award any money to Smith.Smith’s attorney had contended that TriMet had a policy of not telling passengers that police were on the way because TriMet didn’t want assailants to get away.last_img read more

County restores allyear park access

first_imgClark County’s recently approved 2011-12 budget includes funding to keep Clark County regional parks and boat launches open all year long and return lifeguards to Klineline Pond.In December 2009, $1.6 million in cuts to park maintenance and operations forced the county to close 10 regional parks, boat launches and trail heads in January and February. The new budget does not restore all of the cuts. While the parks and boat launches will remain open this winter, maintenance of the parks will be reduced.Another important source of maintenance funding is from daily parking fees, which are now collected year-round at four parks and two boat launches.Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation sells annual parking passes for $40.Go to http://www.vanclarkparks-rec.org.last_img

9 homes 10 buildings burn in wildfire near Goldendale

first_imgGOLDENDALE — State officials say nine homes and 10 outbuildings have burned in a wildfire near Satus Pass in south central Washington.Interagency management team spokesman Dale Warriner says there are no reports of injuries. The state Department of Natural Resources says 300 people have been evacuated as the blaze burning along Highway 97 has charred more than 2,000 acres.The DNR says the fire started about noon Wednesday in timber and brush about three miles west of Satus Pass. No cause has been determined.Brooks Memorial State Park is closed. Traffic is disrupted on Highway 97 between Toppenish and Goldendale.The state took over management of the fire Thursday and ordered 65 engines and water tenders to the scene. Fire managers are operating from the county fairgrounds in Goldendale.last_img read more