Tevez says he feels welcome in Spain

first_imgThe Argentinean superstar of Boca Juniors is feeling welcomed in Madrid, but he says he’s sad the Copa Libertadores Final should be played thereRiver Plate and Boca Juniors will face off on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, to decide who will be crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores de América.The match was moved from Buenos Aires to Madrid because of violent clashes outside River’s stadium and an attack on Boca’s bus.But football star Carlos Tevez, says he feels welcome in Spain, but he’s not happy about playing the final there.“We want to thank the Spanish people for welcoming us,” Tevez told a Ronaldo.com reporter. “For bringing this match to this place and for the warm welcome we have received.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“I’m a bit sad for playing this final in another country.”“Because nobody thinks players have won the right to play a final in another country,” he added.Carlos Tevez from @BocaJrsOficial says he feels welcome in Spain.#CopaLibertadores #BocaJuniors #RiverPlate #SantiagoBernabeu pic.twitter.com/qA1REtIgws— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 7, 2018last_img read more

Councilman Mark Kersey announces exit from 38th state Senate District race due

first_imgSTATEMENT—Recent family health issues have arisen that will prevent me from commuting to and from Sacramento on a regular basis. As such I will be ending my campaign for the state Senate. (1)— Mark Kersey (@markkersey) March 5, 2018The Republican announced his decision this morning via Twitter. He said the unspecified health issues would prevent him from commuting to and from Sacramento on a regular basis.Kersey said he will also step down from his post as vice president of the League of California Cities.“This is a very difficult decision because my broad-based support, our strong fundraising, and the polling all indicate that my path to victory in this race was clear,” he said. “However, family comes before politics, and it’s extremely tough to provide the support they need from 500 miles away.”Kersey’s departure leaves three candidates who have declared their intention to enter the race to succeed Sen. Joel Anderson, R-El Cajon. They are Democrat Jeff Griffith, a board member of the Palomar Health District; former Republican Assemblyman Brian Jones of Santee; and libertarian Antonio Salguero.Anderson is being termed out next year in the seat that represents suburban San Diego, Santee, Escondido and much of rural East County. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey announced Monday he is ending his run for the 38th state Senate District seat, citing “family health issues.” Posted: March 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 5, 2018 Councilman Mark Kersey announces exit from 38th state Senate District race due to ‘family health issues’ Updated: 4:52 PMlast_img read more

Social Media Threat Made Against Bonita Vista High School

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 SettingsChula Vista (KUSI) – Heightened security will be in effect at and around Bonita Vista High School Monday following a threat made over social media.Police were looking into an Instagram comment that suggested a shooting was going to take place on Monday at the estimated -2,500-student campus, but there was no immediate word on what actions administrators planned to take, including if the school will remain open Monday.An Instagram user with the handle @f***diswrld posted the comment Saturday onto a weeks-old post from the school’s ASB account, @bvhs_asb. “Shooting up on the campus on Monday,” the comment — which has since been taken down — said. ” I like some of you. Try to skip school if you value your life.”The user finished the comment with a profane hashtag directed at the high school, then posted another one warning students “I don’t think you guys are gonna wanna hide at the 900s” apparently referring to a cluster of classrooms on the northern end of the school.The comment, which was posted sometime around 4 p.m. Saturday onto a March 22 post congratulating Bonita Vista High’s 2019-20 ASB officers, appeared to have gone unnoticed by authorities and school officials for nearly a whole day.About noon Sunday, Twitter user @AlbertTovar13 tweeted at the Chula Vista Police Department with a screenshot of the comment, which he said was taken by his son.The police department responded thanking the user and said the high school “will be addressing this concern as soon as they can.”  Around the same time as the Police Department’s response, the high school addressed the threat on its ASB Instagram page and its Twitter account. “This afternoon we were made aware of a possible social media threat to our school,” it said on both pages. “We are working with Chula Vista Police who (are) actively investigating this matter. We will update you further as we learn more.” Updated: 7:25 AM KUSI Newsroom, Social Media Threat Made Against Bonita Vista High School Posted: April 7, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Hategroup fliers found on SDSU campus

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) – Days ahead of the start of classes at San Diego State University, fliers and stickers supporting a white nationalist hate group were found around campus on Thursday.The materials were posted at the Women’s Resource Center and the Pride Center. The university said they immediately began the process of taking the materials down.A statement from the university read in part: “Further, the university denounces white nationalist hate groups and any form of action or conduct that serves to incite hatred or intolerance, which are inconsistent with SDSU’s community values of diversity and inclusion. Our campus community is one that deeply values and respects diversity, difference and inclusion.”Similar flyers were also found on San Jose State University’s campus earlier this month. KUSI Newsroom, Hate-group fliers found on SDSU campus Posted: August 23, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 23, 2019last_img read more

Send ASA Your Planting Photos

first_img Visit ASA on Twitter.  Visit ASA on Facebook. ASA wants to dress up its Facebook page with photos from this year’s soybean planting season. ASA members with Facebook profiles can post their photos to ASA’s page with a description and location. Those on Twitter can tweet photos to @ASA_Soybeans with the hashtag #plant13.ASA members who aren’t on either of those networks can email their photos to ASA Communications Director Patrick Delaney. Photos submitted by any of these methods may be used in an upcoming issue of an ASA publication!last_img

Soy Growers Comment on Changes to Conservation Reserve Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) along with the National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association and National Cotton Council, provided comments to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) this week on implementation of changes to the Conservation Reserve Program authorized in the 2014 farm bill. While most changes have already taken effect, FSA is in the final stages of implementing the law.“The changes of the 2014 Farm Bill included several modifications to the program that recognize that conservation objectives can be achieved while increasing farmers’ ability to use the land working within the requirement of their conservation plan,” the comments state.  “Specifically, these modifications cover greater flexibility in the haying and grazing provisions, incidental grazing provisions, wetland provisions related to subsurface drainage, transition incentive payments, allowing access to land in the final year of the contract, and providing transition to other conservation programs.”The comments also touch on difficulties farmers encounter in trying to improve habitat for pollinators.“As conservation practices are being developed and refined, a grower’s ability to implement the practice should be evaluated.  For instance, pollinator habitat conservation practices have been challenging for growers due to the specific seed requirements, the high cost of the seed and the difficulty in seeding and establishing successful plantings…We hope to work with you to refine your strategy and work toward practices that create habitat and are workable for growers.”Click here to read more.last_img read more

ASAs 16th Annual Soybean Leadership College A Success

first_imgJayson Lusk, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Oklahoma University, during his panel discussion on “Agricultural Trends – The Big Picture”.Approximately 120 agricultural enthusiasts, leaders and college students attended American Soybean Association’s (ASA) 16th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC) in Orlando, Florida this week.Founded in 2001, Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally.Several panel discussions were presented in a variety of topics. Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University discussed current and future agricultural trends. Kevin Folta, Ph.D., University of Florida, spoke on science and its impact on agriculture. Shane Meeker, Proctor & Gamble, discussed storytelling for businesses and author, speaker and professional speech coach, David Okerlund spoke on making the best of a challenge in agriculture.Soybean Leadership College social media reporters selected by Farm Credit. (L-R) Rachel Lium, Josie Burgett and Kennedy Core.SLC attendees also attended breakout sessions on soybean sustainability, financial management and social media for farming.Special thanks to our Soybean Leadership College Sponsors:National Checkoff SponsorUnited Soybean BoardCorporate PartnersBASF-The Chemical CompanyFarm CreditState QSSB SponsorsArkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean AssociationIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers AssociationNorth Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean CouncilSouth Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardTexas Soybean BoardVirginia Soybean BoardTo learn more or for information about next year’s conference, visit www.SoyGrowers.com or  contact Christine Luelf at 314-754-1291 or email at cluelf@soy.org.last_img read more

Woman uses gun to scare off robber at Izzys in Hazel Dell

first_imgA woman who emerged from Izzy’s Pizza in Hazel Dell with her 5-year-old son, and was confronted by a would-be robber, displayed her 9 mm pistol, scared the man off and then helped sheriff’s deputies find him, police say.Deputies rushed to the restaurant at 1503 N.E. 78th St. shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, after the woman called 911, said Sgt. John Horch with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The woman, a 30-year-old Clark County resident, told dispatchers she’d walked out of the restaurant to her car when a man approached and asked her to lend him money for gas.When she declined, the man asked for $20, then came closer and demanded money in a threatening tone, Horch said.Horch said the woman reached in the driver’s door of her car, grabbed her semiautomatic pistol and put it in her waistband.When the man approached again, “She lifted up her shirt and, after he saw the gun, he took off,” Horch said.Deputies arrived in only a couple of minutes and found a suspect nearby, Horch said.The woman said, “There he is,” and deputies quickly took him into custody, Horch said.Wilbur Haisley, 48, of Vancouver was jailed on suspicion of attempted second-degree robbery, Horch said.The woman’s young son “told us he was very scared,” Horch said.last_img read more

Two Winterhawks go in first round of NHL draft

first_imgNeeding an injection of skilled players, the Calgary Flames selected Sven Bartschi with the 13th pick in Friday’s National Hockey League Entry Draft.Seeing an opportunity to strengthen their depth along the blue line, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Joe Morrow with the 23rd pick.Two more Winterhawks were taken in the second round on Saturday morning. Ty Rattie was selected by St. Louis with the 32nd overall pick, and Tyler Wotherspoon went 57th overall to Calgary.It was the second consecutive NHL Draft in which a pair of Winterhawks were first-round selections. Ryan Johansen and Nino Niederreiter went fourth and fifth in the 2010 draft.“It’s pretty exciting,” Winterhawks head coach and general manager Mike Johnston said from St. Paul, Minn., where he joined Winterhawks players and their families at the draft. “To have two guys drafted in the first round two years in a row is quite a feat.”Winterhawks fans who gathered on Friday at Big Al’s in east Vancouver for a team-sponsored draft party greeted both selections with a standing ovation.last_img read more

Boeing 787 gets final government OK

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the new Boeing 787 to take its first commercial flight.Both the FAA and European regulators certified the plane for flight on Friday. Boeing completed flight tests on the 787 this month.Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to Japan’s All Nippon Airways in September. The airline plans to fly it for the first time as a charter on Oct. 26 and begin regular service Nov. 1.Plagued by various production problems, delivery is about three years late. The Chicago airline maker has orders from 55 customers for more than 800 of the planes. They will cost $185.2 million to $218.1 million apiece.More than half of the Boeing 787 is made with composite materials. Boeing Co. says the airplane will be quieter and use 20 percent less fuel than planes of similar size. It will hold between 200 and 330 passengers, depending on the layout.Boeing made its initial application for the 787 in March of 2003. The first model was rolled out in July 2007. The airplane first flew in late 2009.The planes will be built in Washington state and South Carolina.“I congratulate Boeing and its workforce on reaching this incredible milestone,” said Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire. “Certification of the 787 Dreamliner begins a new chapter in the company’s long history that will include one of the most innovative and fuel-efficient airplanes in the world.”About 78,000 of Boeing’s 168,000 workers are in Washington.last_img read more

Drafting a future for 112th Avenue

first_imgWhat: The Northeast 112th Avenue Corridor Plan, which would add sidewalks and bike lanes and includes design guidelines.When: The Vancouver City Council will vote on the plans following a public hearing at 7 p.m. meeting on Dec. 19.Where: City Hall, council chambers, 415 W. Sixth St.It won’t happen anytime soon, but as city planners look out along Northeast 112th Avenue, they can see the potential for big changes in the sprawling, car-centric corridor. Sidewalks and bike lanes that run the whole stretch of 112th from south of Northeast Ninth Street all the way to at least Northeast 28th Street. Shorter blocks with numerous connector streets to encourage walking. More high-density housing and fewer drive-throughs.“We really want to create an urban center, a place that’s walkable, a place where people want to gather and be,” principal planner Sandra Towne told the city council during a presentation on Nov. 28.The Northeast 112th Avenue Corridor Plan is a high-level, 20-year vision for the corridor that creates plans for sidewalks, bike lanes, high-density housing and other design guidelines.There’s no money in the city’s budget to do any of the roadway improvements, so don’t expect jackhammers along 112th putting in sidewalks as soon as the city council votes on the plan Dec. 19.But the corridor vision would help Vancouver go after grants for the work, Towne said. Also, with a large part of the area yet to be developed, the design guidelines and connector streets would go in once the economy picks up and construction starts up again, she said.last_img read more

Right to Life plans rally Friday afternoon

first_imgClark County Right to Life will hold a rally from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday on the steps of the Clark County Courthouse to demonstrate members’ continued opposition to abortion on the 40th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited federal and state restrictions on it.“It’s going to be a quiet, nonconfrontational type of thing,” said Laura Jackson, a director on Clark County Right to Life’s board.The event will include speakers and music, she said. People of all ages are invited to participate, she added.For more information, visit Clark County Right to Life.The court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision on Jan. 22, 1973.A group on the other side of the issue, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, has not announced any local rally.last_img

Bike lanes being added on MacArthur Blvd

first_imgIf MacArthur Boulevard were designed today, it would not be a four-lane road, the city’s director of public works told the Vancouver City Council on Monday.The traffic count on the approximately two-mile-long stretch, which runs east-west between Mill Plain Boulevard and Lieser Road in the Heights, doesn’t support the need for four lanes, Brian Carlson said during a workshop on upcoming traffic safety projects.Carlson was explaining the decision to restripe MacArthur with one vehicle lane and a dedicated bicycle lane in each direction. An April vehicle count showed stable traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Carlson said, with a few hundred vehicles an hour.At the start of the workshop, City Manager Eric Holmes reminded councilors that the projects on the agenda had all been discussed and included in the city budget, but they would likely be noticed by the public and he just wanted to make sure councilors would be able to answer questions.Councilors have received several emails from concerned residents about the decision to restripe MacArthur, but Carlson said the decision was based on several factors, including public input. When a preliminary plan included shared lane markings, or “sharrows,” the city heard from concerned cyclists, Carlson said. The posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour, and the traffic study concluded that drivers routinely go faster than the posted limit. Sharrows are recommended for streets with slower posted limits, Carlson said.last_img read more

Fourth of July holiday closures

first_imgWhat’s open and what’s closed on the Fourth of July:o GARBAGE: Waste Connections will operate on its regular schedule. In Camas, Thursday’s pickups will be made Friday.o MAIL: Post offices closed. No home delivery except for Express Mail. The postal unit inside the Shell gas station at Fisher’s Landing, 16320 S.E. Cascade Park Drive, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.o PUBLIC SCHOOLS: No classes.o COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.o PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Closed.o BUSES: C-Tran buses follow Sunday/holiday schedules. TriMet buses follow Sunday schedules; MAX and Portland Streetcar follow Saturday schedules.o GOVERNMENT: Offices closed.nBANKS: Most closed. Check your bank for details.o FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. markets close at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday.o DRIVER LICENSING: Closed.o VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.o EMISSIONS TESTING: Stations closed.o CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices closed. For 24-hour customer service, call 360-992-3000. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-8000.o FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed.o MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed.o WESTFIELD VANCOUVER MALL: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Hours of department stores and restaurants may vary.o ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.o THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed. Circulation lines, 360-694-2312, open 4:30 a.m. to noon.last_img read more

Sheriff candidates forum planned

first_imgThe National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and UniteWomen.org will host a public candidate forum for Clark County Sheriff at 7 p.m. May 22 at the YWCA Clark County community room, 3609 Main St. Wayne Havrelly from KGW-TV will be the moderator.For more information, visit on.fb.me/1iHbAWx.Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday to file. So far, the announced candidates are Republican Chuck Atkins, nonpartisan Shane Gardner, Republican John Graser and independent Ed Owens.The top two finishers in the August primary advance to the November election. The November winner will succeed six-term Republican Sheriff Garry Lucas, who is retiring at the end of his term.People can learn more about the sponsors at www.NWCAVE.org and www.Unitewomen.org.More about the venue can be found at www.ywcaclarkcounty.org.last_img read more

Therapy dog taking bite out of dental visits

first_imgAs Kyi walked into the treatment room at Adventure Dental in Salmon Creek, he was greeted with familiar smiles from the dental office staff. Cathy Tramaglini reached down and lifted Kyi into the dental chair. He took a couple of soft steps before lying down on the lap of 10-year-old Baylee Polzen. Kyi, a 6-year-old Tibetan spaniel, slowly crawled up the girl’s chest toward her chin.“He senses her nervousness,” Tramaglini explained.As the dental hygienist drilled into Baylee’s tooth, preparing it for a filling, Kyi nuzzled into the crook of Baylee’s arm. The girl gently stroked Kyi’s head and back as dental tools moved in and out of her mouth.Kyi laid still as the hygienist walked out of the room and Dr. David Neil took his seat beside the girl. After a few more minutes, Baylee’s dental work was complete. As was Kyi’s work.Kyi is a therapy dog with four years on the job. He started making occasional visits to Adventure Dental last year. Now, Kyi makes regular monthly visits to the pediatric dental office.last_img read more

Atkins sworn in as Clark County sheriff

first_imgChuck Atkins was sworn in as Clark County sheriff in a standing-room-only ceremony Monday afternoon at the Public Service Center. Atkins’ family alone took up three rows of chairs, while county officials and law enforcement crowded into the back of the sixth floor hearing room.“I think this is largest swearing-in in the history of Clark County,” said District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman. Atkins twiddled his thumbs while sitting in the front, waiting to be called forward and sworn in. It was only 10 seconds of nervousness, he said, adding that the large turnout was humbling and gratifying. “It highlights the importance of what we’re getting ready to do,” he said. He’s the first new sheriff in 24 years, succeeding retiring Sheriff Garry Lucas, whose last day will be Dec. 31.Atkins, 60, is a former Clark County sheriff’s administrator who came out of retirement to seek the elected office.Zimmerman asked Atkins to swear under oath that he will “truly, faithfully, diligently and impartially” perform the duties of the county sheriff, and uphold the law. That done, it was time to pin the seven-pointed sheriff’s star to the lapel of Atkins’ crisp gray suit.“Now how many people does it really take to put on a badge?” Atkins said jokingly as his mother, Vivian Atkins, and wife, Lorna Atkins, worked to do the honors.last_img read more

Hangover Scramble slated Thursday at Washougal motocross park

first_imgWASHOUGAL — More than 250 riders are expected to compete Thursday in the Jones Creek Trail Riders Association’s annual Hangover Scrambles.The dirt bike and all-terrain-vehicle races begin at 9 a.m. at the Washougal Motocross Park, 40205 N.E. Borin Road.Gates open at 6 a.m. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.Entry costs $10 per person. Youth age 7 to 14 are admitted for $5. Camping costs $10 per vehicle.Entrants compete in hour-long races depending on skill level and vehicle type. The event happens regardless of weather conditions.Race entry is $36 for the first event, with a 50 percent discount off second and third events. There are two 30-minute youth races for $5 on a special course.The final race begins at 3 p.m.Riders come from as far away Canada and Nevada, said Mike Ames, president of the Jones Creek Trail Riders Association.The scrambles are the association’s main money-raising activity for the year. Proceeds are used to finance trail building and trail maintenance efforts by the association.There will be an EnduroX obstacle section that is very popular with expert-class riders, Ames said. The section is in the middle of a fieldlast_img read more