Month: September 2019

You cant judge Raheem Sterling on World Cup goals – Pep

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling should not be judged based on World Cup goals and also acknowledged that Sterling is both important for City as well as his national side with Gareth Southgate.“If you judge the players in the World Cup on whether you score a goal or not… I think Raheem has this special relationship with English football, but he is so beloved in the locker room,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss told a post-match news conference as quoted in Goal.“He made very good things in the World Cup – how he moves and creates spaces for the other ones, runs in behind.“He likes to score a goal. He tried but I am pretty sure that during the qualification for the European Championship he will be good for his country and sometimes score goals.”“His mum and dad gave him a special body shape,” he said. “He’s small, tiny – so these kind of guys in one week are ready.Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling, Manchester CityGuardiola: Sterling must ignore Ronaldo & Messi comparisons Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola advised Raheem Sterling to ignore comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who he rates as incomparable.“We saw him be good in the training sessions. We needed a guy in that position and he did it well, except the last 20 or 25 minutes when he was a little bit tired. But that is normal.“There is sacrifice from a lot of the players – Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho. We trained just one week, two weeks – a short, short time, but the spirit is there and that’s the most important thing.” Great way to start the season, massive 3 points also really happy to have scored my 50th @premierleague goal today!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7B3iAGbNeJ— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) August 12, 2018last_img read more

Dino Zoff doesnt believe Juventus can win the CL

first_imgFor the legendary coach, the Italian club are now stronger than Real Madrid, but this doesn’t mean they can win the Champions League, yetWhen a football legend talks, you listen.That’s what fans in Italy are doing after 1982 World Cup winner and 2000 Euro Cup coach Dino Zoff spoke about Juventus and their title chances.“I don’t think Juventus have less quality than Real Madrid. In fact, quite the opposite, as I believe they are stronger on paper than the Spaniards,” he said to RMC Sport radio as reported by Football Italia.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus 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.“However, that doesn’t mean they will win the Champions League. There is more to it than that.”“It doesn’t matter who scores for Juve. I think Paulo Dybala can adapt and play like Isco to help feed Cristiano Ronaldo,” he added.“Gonzalo Higuain has gone to Milan and he is completely different to Karim Benzema. He prefers a central role, whereas Benzema likes to roam all along the front line.”“It’s too early to say if Inter will be the main challengers to Juve. They have the potential in the squad and an opening defeat can happen,” he commented.last_img read more

Sarri unsure over Chelsea title challenge

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri remains uncertain over their Premier League title credentials after beating Crystal Palace 3-1 on SundayAlvaro Morata’s brace along with another goal from fellow Spaniard Pedro secured the win for Chelsea.Following their triumph at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are now on 27 points from 11 Premier League games.The Blues also remain unbeaten and are just two points shy of leaders Manchester City.But Sarri is still unsure whether Chelsea can sustain a season-long challenge after last term’s outcome.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel 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.“I don’t know, I don’t know,” Sarri told reporters on the club website.“At the beginning, we knew very well that there was a gap. There was a gap last season, 30 points.“So I think that, at the moment, we need only to think… to try to recover the large part of this gap.“I hope to recover almost all the gap, but I don’t know. I think it’s very difficult to cover 30 points in six months, but we are trying.”Although Chelsea have won the Premier League twice in the last four seasons.last_img read more

Road infrastructure challenges cited by residents to Wheeland MP

first_img Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister Related Items:blue hills, delroy williams, infrastructure, wheeland Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jul 2015 – Bad roads, bad lighting and a bad mess of traffic are what residents of Wheeland and Blue Hills are calling the Member of Parliament for electoral district #10 about. Hon Delroy Williams is the second MP this week to express sentiments reportedly being expressed to him about the condition of life in the country’s largest residential community. Williams is calling on residents to petition government to improve the infrastructure and he is also sending a clarion call to Premier Rufus Ewing to better the constituencies. Among the suggestions: create another roadway into and out of Blue Hills to reduce the traffic clog; he said emergency vehicles find it near impossible to pass during the morning and afternoon commutes and when they do get through, it is an often dangerous and staggering situation. The Wheeland Member calls the traffic and road conditions in Blue Hills and Wheeland, “hazardous.” Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP supporter ‘no-show’ at Wheeland Claims & Objections Fiery explosion kills Blue Hills manlast_img read more

Fire again in Grand Turk Sand Bar gone

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp UPDATE: Police confirm 14 homeless after Grand Turk fire Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 15, 2017 – Grand Turk – There is little information coming on a fire in Grand Turk which completely burned down the Sand Bar.  It is said that Police are investigating the blaze which took place overnight Saturday into Mother’s Day.    The fire once again has residents calling for a domestic fire unit; the PDM Administration in response to questions about full time fire crew for the Capital said it is not budgeted for this fiscal year.#MagneticMediaNews#fireagaininGrandTurk#SandBardestroyedbyfireinGT Related Items:#fireagaininGrandTurk, #magneticmedianews, #SandBardestroyedbyfireinGTlast_img read more

Harbour Islands Romora Bay Resort Marina Reports Best Holiday Season Ever 2nd

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 8, 2017 – Harbour Island – Romora Bay Resort and Marina in tony Harbour Island, the exclusive isle known for its pink sand beaches and multi-million dollar dollhouse cottages, broke its own record with back-to-back record holiday capacity.   The marina and boutique hotel located on a sprawling four and a half acres of waterfront just reported its best holiday season ever, topping its own record year of 2016.“Last year, we were absolutely packed and I thought it can’t get any better than this – and then it did,” said Joe Dargavage, General Manager of the Harbour Island hotspot with its popular marina, two restaurants and family friendly atmosphere.   “We had more superyachts than we have ever had in our history along with sportsfish and smaller pleasure craft. We had vessels that came from all over the U.S., the Caribbean and the Med.  Folks, many of whom had been here before and some for the first time, had a ball.   I don’t think there was anyone who did not know nearly everyone by the time they left.   It was just a lot of fun throughout the holidays.”   That “lot of fun,” as Dargavage put it, culminated in a New Year’s Eve party that was kid- and boater-friendly with a five-course meal, live music, a festival atmosphere and Junkanoo.   And, said Dargavage, it “ended early enough for everyone to go into town for the New Year’s party that Harbour Island is famous for.”While the holiday season was marked by good times, good cheer and good friends, Dargavage says there is greater reason for celebration ahead. He called the response particularly reassuring after weather events in the region.“After an active hurricane season, yachts, megayachts and superyachts have been filling the marinas throughout The Bahamas,” he said.   “That is a very good sign for all of us in the industry as well as the businesses that serve the boating and marina industry.   For us at Romora Bay, the holiday season was a great springboard for the coming year and with our new restaurant offerings and still being the only place with live music three times a week, 2018 is off to a great start and looks like an exciting year.”According to Dargavage, an uptick in the economy, growing confidence in The Bahamas and the increasing desirability of Family Islands represent a trend that is also impacting property values.“Last year, 2017, was one of the best years in the island’s history for property sales in number of transactions and in property value.”   That, he said, despite property values on the tiny 3-mile long island already being among the highest in the region with a 2-bedroom, 1,200-foot cottage easily commanding a $1.5 million price tag.“There is a trickle-down effect psychologically.   As places like Albany and BahaMar come on stream, there is a perception The Bahamas is the place for the well-to-do and those who want to be where the well-to-do who could afford anything,” said Dargavage.   “Harbour Island has something for everyone.   It’s friendly, it’s quaint and it has an understated luxury so it really appeals to A-listers who want the exclusivity knowing it is an island where no one gawks and no one talks.” Related Items:last_img read more

Lukaku has more to offer – Berbatov

first_imgFormer United striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that Romelu Lukaku offers more to the club than just scoring the goals.Lukaku has struggled in front of goal this season. The Belgian scored his first home goal since March in United’s 4-1 win against Fulham on Saturday, but Berbatov says he contributes more to the team than just hitting the target.“Why do people concentrate on this [goalscoring drought]?” Berbatov told Sky Sports.“Strikers are more than just goals now. How is that going to help Lukaku when there are constantly people saying how long he didn’t score a goal for.“It is important and I am sure he had that relief ‘it is finally over’. People always talking about him not scoring is just spreading negativity.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He knows all the this. He is probably going home and saying to himself ‘I cannot believe I didn’t score again, people are going to be on my back.’ How is that going to affect his self-confidence? It is low.“People think he does not want to score, but that is wrong of course.“I like him a lot because he is good on the ball, he is powerful, but he needs team-mates around him who understand his quality, and know how to pass him the ball.“If Lukaku is not as good as others with his first touch, then give him a ball that he can handle.”last_img read more

United must build on Cardiff victory – Young

first_imgManchester United winger Ashley Young has urged his teammates to build on their 5-1 win at Cardiff City as they prepare to host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.Young wore the captain’s armband during United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first win in his first game as caretaker boss.United will host Huddersfield Town on boxing day, and Young has demanded the same level of performance on Wednesday.“We are delighted [with the win],“ Young told the club’s website.“The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us.“There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.“We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed.“We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.“The next game is against Huddersfield, a lot of the press will talk about us, but as players we concentrate on the next game and that is what we will be doing. We have another tough few games coming up and Huddersfield is our focus.”last_img read more

Samir Nasri Im a different man now

first_imgFrench midfielder Samir Nasri feels “blessed” to have been given a second chance following his move to West Ham and promises he’s a changed manThe 31-year-old was given an 18-month ban from football after breaching the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules in 2016.The suspension came shortly after his contract with Turkish side Antalyaspor was terminated with his last competitive outing being in August 2017 in a Super Lig match against Yeni Malatyaspor.But now Nasri has been given a rare second chance in a top Premier League club after convincing his former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini of his fitness.Although the ex-France international admits he thought his career might come to an end at one stage.“I had some really tough moments when I was really down,” Nasri told West Ham TV on YouTube.“Mentally I’m really strong, but for maybe the first time in my life, I cried about my career because I thought it was over.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…“I’m 31 years old now and I’m more mature. If it was five years ago maybe I would have some problem with it or talk too much about it.“When you’ve been out for a year and you think it’s over, you think completely differently after that.“I was just looking on TV and I wasn’t able to train, and in the meantime, I had a son. A lot of things have changed in my life, and for the best. I’m really happy about it. I’m just blessed.“I’m lucky to have a second chance. Not everyone in life has a second chance and I do. I know I will give 100 per cent.”Nasri could make his West Ham debut on Wednesday at home to Brighton.last_img read more

Madrid keen on snapping up Diaz

first_imgReal Madrid are keen on completing a deal to sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City, according to Sky Sports News.Diaz, 19, is due in Madrid over the next 24 hours to wrap up a move with the European Champions after turning down Man City’s offer.The young Spaniard joined the Premier League champions in 2015 from Malaga for an initial £200,000, but he has found his first-team opportunities limited under Pep Guardiola.Guardiola was adamant last month that City would “do absolutely everything” to keep Diaz, but both parties have since failed to make a breakthrough in contract negotiations.Diaz’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season, so City have made the decision to cash in now.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane 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.With the likes of Sancho enjoying a successful stint at Dortmund, many pundits are predicting a bright future for Diaz in Spain.Brahim Diaz is set to sign for Real Madrid 🇪🇸⚽️ pic.twitter.com/sPRX3FkOuc— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 4, 2019last_img read more

Ronaldo expects a spectacular game between Barcelona Madrid

first_imgBrazil legend Ronaldo Nazario expects a “spectacular match” between Barcelona and Real Madrid in tonight’s Copa del Rey encounter.The two Spanish giants will face off against one another for a place in the final of the competition with the first leg to take place tonight at Camp Nou.Real, in particular, are keen to get their revenge on Barcelona following October’s humiliating 5-1 defeat in La Liga last time out in October.As for Barcelona, the chance of winning a fifth consecutive Copa del Rey title is within sight with manager Ernesto Valverde having expressed his enthusiasm in taking on Real over a two-legged tie.And Ronaldo, who played for both clubs during his own playing career, cannot wait for the match to get started.“It’s a spectacular match,” said Ronaldo, according to Marca.“The best Clasico in world football. It’s incredible to play in these games.“The atmosphere is great and let’s hope the footballing gods give us a great game tonight.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane 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.Ronaldo, who won the Copa del Rey at Barcelona and two La Liga titles with Real, left reporters in no doubts over where his allegiance lies for tonight.“There is no favourite,” said Ronaldo.“It’s an important game. I have a special history with [Real] Madrid and let’s hope Madrid win.“It’s clear that whoever is ahead, I want Valladolid to win, but they are two great clubs.“Madrid are playing very well, they’ve found a great dynamic, have reinvented themselves and have young players. But then you have [Lionel] Messi and company, who are spectacular.”Isco has been included in the Real squad for the game, despite his struggles for opportunities under head coach Santiago Solari this season, while Barcelona academy star Carles Aleña is hoping to get a chance tonight himself.The match at Camp Nou will begin at 9:00 PM (CET).last_img read more

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Death toll rises to 31 in deadliest week of wildfires in Californias

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: October 11, 2017 Death toll rises to 31 in deadliest week of wildfires in California’s history KUSI Newsroom By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JOCELYN GECKERAssociated Press  SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – Northern California’s wildfires have now killed 31 people – making this the deadliest week of wildfires in state history.  Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said Thursday night that two more people have been confirmed dead there. That raises the statewide death total from 29 to 31.  The Oakland Hills fire of 1991 killed 29 people by itself.  While no one fire currently burning has killed that many, collectively this is the deadliest series of simultaneous fires in the state since records have been kept.  The blazes, most of them in wine country, broke out almost all at once on Sunday night.California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott gave the updated death toll Wednesday, calling the series of wildfires in wine country “a serious, critical, catastrophic event.”  At least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed since the wildfires started Sunday, making them the third-most deadly and destructive blazes in state history.  Nearly three days after the flames ignited in Northern California, firefighters were still unable to gain control the blazes, which were growing in number. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said 22 wildfires were burning, up from 17 on Tuesday.center_img October 11, 2017 Latest CA Wildfires Stats:3,500 homes & structures burned21 people killed20,000+ people evacuated pic.twitter.com/Z4Mdpi34qt— CAL FIRE PIO (@CALFIRE_PIO) October 11, 2017  Flames have raced across the wine-growing region and the coastal beauty of Mendocino further north, leaving little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. Whole neighborhoods are gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.  Authorities ordered more evacuations for parts of Sonoma Valley after a blaze grew to 44 square miles (113 square kilometers). Officials also cautioned that after a day of cooler weather and calmer winds, dangerous gusts will return Wednesday.  Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said the reports of missing people jumped to over 600, up from about 200 a day earlier. But officials believe many of those people will be found, saying that the chaotic evacuations and poor communications over the past few days have made finding friends and family difficult.  Despite that, he expects the death toll will rise.  “The devastation is enormous,” he said. “We can’t even get into most areas. I would expect the number to go up.”  Officials in Napa County say almost half of the population of Calistoga, a town of 5,000 people, were ordered to evacuate before sunrise. Officials went block by block, knocking on doors between 3 and 6 a.m. to warn people to leave, Napa County Supervisor Diane Dillon said.  New evacuation orders were also in place for Green Valley in Solano County.  Napa County Fire Chief Barry Biermann said high winds and low humidity fueled the fires and similar conditions were expected again.  “Yesterday was a very aggressive day for fire behavior with some rapid expansion for fires,” he said at a news conference. “We are expecting some extreme fire behavior” on Wednesday.  In Southern California, cooler weather and moist ocean air helped firefighters gain ground against a wildfire that has scorched more than a dozen square miles.  Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said the blaze was nearly halfway surrounded and full containment was expected by Saturday, but another round of gusty winds and low humidity levels could arrive late Thursday.  ___  Gecker reported from San Francisco. Associated Press writers Olga R. Rodriguez, Juliet Williams and Andrew Dalton in San Francisco contributed to this report.  ___  Follow the AP’s complete wildfire coverage here: https://apnews.com/tag/Wildfires.(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Carl Demaio holds Yes on 6 rally at DMV

first_img 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) – The final push is on to kill the twelve-and-a-half cent increase in the gas tax that we’ve been paying since last November 1st. This was imposed by Sacramento, and the voters never had a say.Carl Demaio of Reform California released an analysis from the state’s legislative analyst, saying 1.1 billion dollars in car registration fees are being diverted from roads by the DMV and deposited in the state general fund for use outside of roads.He also says the ballot language for Yes on 6 was changed by the state from Proposition 6 is the gas tax and car tax repeal initiative, to repeal road repairs.He says it’s very important for voters to understand a Yes on 6 vote means the gas and car taxes go away. Carl Demaio holds Yes on 6 rally at DMV Steve Bosh, Posted: October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh last_img read more

Avoiding identity theft and tax scams

first_imgAvoiding identity theft and tax scams December 3, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: December 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 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) – With the holiday shopping season underway and the 2019 tax filing season approaching, the IRS and its Security Summit partners will hold a third annual National Tax Security Awareness Week.The goal of the week is to raise awareness to continued data security threats posed to individuals, businesses and tax professionals.A Facebook live event will be held from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the San Diego Better Business Bureau. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Vancouver woman pleads not guilty in vacuum cleaner beating

first_imgA Hazel Dell woman was arraigned Wednesday on accusations that she severely beat her boyfriend with an unconventional type of deadly weapon: an upright plastic Dirt Devil vacuum.Michelle D. Hawn, 37, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault. She remains in the Clark County Jail on $100,000 bail.Trial was set for Oct. 11.First-degree assault carries a minimum sentence of seven years and nine months in prison. Prosecutors filed a deadly weapon enhancement that could bring five more years of incarceration.She is accused of using the vacuum cleaner to beat her boyfriend during an argument Aug. 3.Todd D. Proetel, 41, suffered several blows to the head with the vacuum, which fractured his skull and the bones around his eyes, according to court documents. Proetel was rushed to Southwest Washington Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for several days. At one point, he was in critical condition.Still ‘pretty beat up’Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Duncan Hoss said Wednesday that Proetel was still “pretty beat up” but slowly recovering.Deputies had responded to Callaham’s Mobile Manor, 10804 N.E. Highway 99, where the couple lived, and found the Dirt Devil with blood on it, along with blood splatter on an orange bucket nearby. Proetel was unconscious.The responding deputy’s report said that Hawn ran to a neighbor’s house after the attack, crying and saying, “Todd beat me up.” However, Hoss wrote that after her arrest, “there were no outwardly visible signs of recent abuse” on Hawn’s face and body.last_img read more

Local youth don garb from wartime decades

first_imgThe past was present Sunday in the Red Cross Building in Vancouver Barracks.Models graced the stately auditorium in uniforms from wartime decades.The tea and fashion show was an annual event of the Red Cross Youth Council, 19 students from around Clark County. Proceeds, about $2,000, go to Red Cross efforts.“It was a lot of fun,” said Gabrielle Lucey, 18, a Union High School senior and secretary of the council. She modeled three dresses: a circa 1938 yellow staff aide dress; a 1941 canteen dress, circa 1941; and a 1982 volunteer dress.Council members learn five areas of service: health and safety; international relief; blood services; service to the Armed Forces; and disaster relief.Lucey said her senior project was a blood drive at her high school.Sixty-three people attended the tea, fashion show and silent auction, said Trish Osilla, the Red Cross volunteer coordinator.She said the dollars raised will go “wherever they are needed most,” including to victims of fires.She said the council members also have raised money this year with Gatorade and water sales.“They’re inspiring, they’re just smart and fun and positive and very humble,” Osilla said of the 19 highschoolers on the council.In June, a new council will be welcomed for a year of service.last_img read more

Multiuse complex coming to East Vancouver

first_imgPlenty of projects for Vancouver’s west side are in the talking stage, but it’s the east side of the city that continues to blossom.The latest evidence is a $22 million retail, apartment and hotel complex approved by the city’s development department this month. Vancouver-based developers Dean Kirkland and Tom Files of Columbia Pacific Leasing and Income Properties expect to break ground this fall on the South 192nd Avenue Plaza and Westridge Lofts, a 4.5-acre complex at the southeast corner of 192nd Avenue and 20th Street.The site is just south of the same developers’ $12 million 192nd Avenue Plaza featuring mixed-use retail buildings, which opened in 2010.The site is convenient to neighborhoods with affluent residents and a growing pool of well-paying businesses.“We chose the 192nd Avenue corridor because of the demographics,” Kirkland said.It is unclear how developers will divide Westridge Lofts’ 110 units between rental units and hotel rooms. The project also will have 21,000 square feet of retail space. It is the third multibuilding complex developed by Kirkland and Files along 192nd Avenue, Clark County’s busiest commercial development corridor.The construction boom is fueled by job growth specific to the area, according to Eric Fuller, a commercial real estate broker with Vancouver-based Eric Fuller & Associates Inc.“You have a major thoroughfare with developable land and a demographic that is prepared to support the development,” he said.The potential consumers will come from corporate newcomers on both sides of the corridor, including Fisher Investments, which now employs 450 people at its 120-acre Camas campus, and PeaceHealth, in the process of moving its Bellevue-based headquarters and administrative staff to east Vancouver. The nonprofit health care company expects its workforce to reach 600 people by 2014.last_img read more

Try This Season sets on market

first_imgThis is the last weekend to find that perfect vegetable at the Vancouver Farmers Market, as the market draws to a close on another season. It’s the season for pumpkins, nuts, apples, corn and mushrooms, along with locally made baked goods, food and crafts. Keep an eye out for the special harvest and holiday markets that will pop up in late November.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.Where: Along Sixth and Esther streets, downtown Vancouver.Telephone: 360-737-8298.Web: http://vancouverfarmersmarket.comThe farmers market is among many options for getting out and about this weekend.Art showThe Society of Washington Artists presents the Fall Exhibit and Sale, featuring the work of 125 members of all ages, skill levels and mediums. Discover art from oil paintings to pen and ink drawings. The Society of Washington Artists is one of the oldest arts organizations in Clark County. The artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be from 6 to 8 tonight, with music by David Hu.When: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.Where: Harley Hall Building, 10000 N.E. Seventh Ave., Vancouver.Admission: Free.Web: http://societyofwashingtonartists.comApple-tasticHow many ounces of apple cider will 8,000 pounds of apples make? Visitors can help press Cedar Creek Grist Mill’s barrels and barrels of apples into homemade cider for tasting and to take home. The popular Apple Cider Pressing will run until all the apples are gone. There is a requested $3 donation per bottle of cider.When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.Where: 43907 N.E. Grist Mill Road, Woodland.Admission: Free, donations accepted.Telephone: 360-225-5832.Web: cedarcreekgristmill.comBats, bugs and zoo animals, oh myWashington State University Vancouver professor Christine Portfors will host an annual Bat Talk for children and their families to learn about the role bats play in the ecosystem and dispel some popular myths about them. Meet live bats and participate in hands-on activities.When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.Where: Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver.Admission: Free.Web: http://events.vancouver.wsu.edu/event/bat-talkThe Bug Chicks will bring their love of creepy crawlies to the Water Resources Education Center. Entomologists Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker will teach families about the world of insects, spiders and other arthropods.last_img read more

Calif problems delaying PDX flights

first_imgProblems at Southern California airports are causing several flight delays and cancellations at Portland International Airport this evening.The Associated Press reported both unspecified technical problems at Los Angeles area airports, as well as wind gusts of more than 70 mph causing schedule disruptions at Ontario International Airport.At 6:15 p.m. a check of Portland International Airport’s status board showed many flights were delayed or canceled.The AP reported flights to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were also affected.last_img