Ranieri says Leicester match will be emotional

first_imgFor the first time since being sacked last year, the Fulham manager is meeting the team he led to glory in the 2015-2016 seasonManager Claudio Ranieri helped Leicester City win their first English Premier League title in the 2015-2016 season.The Italian coach is now with Fulham and will play against the Foxes for the first time since he was sacked last year.“It’ll be very strange. Very emotional moment, but it’s OK. That is football. It will be a good moment, for sure, but we have to win,” Ranieri told Reuters.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…“Every match is a cup final. Our fans must help us and we must make them proud of us.”“I want to see progress after Southampton and Chelsea,” he commented.“The more we play together they [players] improve, there are players who understand early and others must work some more.”last_img read more

Burnley boss says his team should keep focused

first_imgThe Clarets have not lost in the last seven games in the English Premier League, a first in the club’s history.Burnley defeated Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 on the weekend.This has led the team into a seven-game run without any defeat, the first time in history as an English Premier League club.And for manager Sean Dyche, his team has to keep focused and not to drop their guard.“We’ve had to fight for everything we’ve got, and we continue to do so,” the Burnley boss told the club’s official website.“Last year was different, everyone knows that, but historically – whether it’s fighting to get out of the Championship or fighting to stay in the Premier League or fighting to win.”“We can’t take it for granted. It’s the Premier League. It’s really, really tough. We’ve had a great run and we have to continue that run,” he added.“The players have deserved everything they’ve got. Now it’s safeguarding it, keeping the mentality, keeping with the energy and keeping with the belief in the side.”“That’s going to be key going forward,” he explained.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.“We lost two important players in Robbie and Johann.”“That’s tough, but the group said ‘right, let’s get on with it’ because they believe in each other,” he continued.“I admire the players for that; ‘No excuses, we’re a group, let’s get on with it’ and that’s a powerful thing and they delivered again, Jeff playing out of position and excellent again and young Dwight.”“There aren’t many 19-year-olds rolling around the Premier League and not many in the fight scene and he’s handling himself very well. I’m really enjoying what he’s doing,” he concluded.Morning!Sean Dyche and Tom Heaton’s post-match interviews are now available to watch on Clarets Player! 🙌WATCH ➡️ https://t.co/70pTnb9lsP pic.twitter.com/7w4KhOKcSD— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 10, 2019last_img read more

The heartwarming story of Louie the Therapy Goose

first_img Ed Lenderman, Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter The heartwarming story of Louie the Therapy Goose Posted: May 1, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWe talk a lot about the value of therapy pets these days. But today, KUSI’s Ed Lenderman brings us a story of a “wild animal” who provides “the therapy.” Not only that, but it was the “animal” who discovered the individual in need. Ed Lenderman May 1, 2018last_img read more

GOPs John Cox promotes gas tax repeal as key campaign message

first_img Updated: 6:24 PM June 18, 2018 GOP’s John Cox promotes gas tax repeal as key campaign message Posted: June 18, 2018 AP, Mike McKinnon III, Ashlie Rodriguez, 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 SettingsRepublican gubernatorial candidate John Cox blasted the recent gas tax increase as he previews a central theme of his uphill campaign for California governor. Cox promoted a ballot measure to repeal the tax hike Monday on the steps of the state Capitol.Cox proclaimed, “When I’m the governor of this state we’re going to build a lot of roads. But we’re not going to do it by raising taxes, we’re going to start using our money efficiently. California, as I’ve said many times in the campaign and I will say many more times, wastes a lot of money, spends multiples of what other states spend on a mile of road. That is going to end.” SACRAMENTO (AP) — Businessman John Cox, one of the top two candidates for Governor of California and chair of the effort to repeal the gas tax, was in Sacramento on Monday leading a press conference with Carl DeMaio highlighting the unnecessary financial hardship burdened on Californians by the gas and car tax at the state capitol. KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez has all the details.center_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 SettingsCox’s full remarks can be seen below. 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 SettingsThe San Diego businessman has focused much of his campaign on California’s high cost of living, saying taxes and regulations are driving up the costs of housing, transportation and other everyday necessities.State lawmakers last year raised gas taxes and vehicle registration fees to raise $5 billion a year for road and bridge maintenance. Cox says he’d pay for road construction by making government operate more efficiently. Cox faces Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who supports the gas tax hike.Carl DeMaio has spent the last couple of months gathering signatures for his petition to repeal the gas tax. DeMaio received enough support to to get the initiative on the November ballot and has been an advocate for Cox to support him in getting the tax repealed. DeMaio spoke before Cox and introduced him to the crowd in Sacramento.“We want to have a real lock box. We have more than enough money that we already pay in existing taxes to have the best road system, the best transit, the best transportation system in the entire country. The problem is that the politicians have stolen that money, and wasted that money, and that has got to end.” DeMaio explained. AP, Mike McKinnon III, Ashlie Rodriguez 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 SettingsDeMaio’s full remarks can be seen in the video below.John Cox and Carl DeMaio were also joined by Jon Coupal. Coupal is the President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. He spoke after DeMaio and Cox, you can watch his remarks in the video below. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Trolley line construction results in partial street closures in UTC

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Trolley line construction results in partial street closures in UTC Posted: February 8, 2019 Updated: 9:24 PM FacebookTwitter February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI)- The last major traffic closure due to construction of the mid-coast trolley begins this Friday night and it will last for a week.It involves a heavily used intersection in the UTC area. Beginning 9 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Monday, roads will be closed.KUSI’s John Soderman has more on this story.More on this story: https://bit.ly/2TysykI KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series

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) – A networking group for new and working moms called Moms on Maternity is launching its signature lunch series.The series will take place throughout Southern California including events in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles.The San Diego series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 20, and will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Run Club & Resort’s Main Ballroom, according to organizers.The event is for new and expecting moms, where moms can attend with their babies. Event tickets are $45 and lunch will be provided.Moms on Maternity events are about “talking babies, kids and careers with fellow moms who are also on Maternity Leave, connecting with like-minded moms and meeting new friends,” says Aimee Cruz, Moms on Maternity founder.“The Moms on Maternity events are about building your working mom confidence and helping you find new mom friends for support,” adds Cruz. “Our events are about being with your baby, and having great conversation with other new moms.”To register and for more information, visit https://momsonmaternity.com. Posted: February 18, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Moms on Maternity launches signature lunch series KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Growers Help Reduce Malnutrition By Gifting Grain Through Elevator

first_imgMany farmers aren’t aware that there is an alternative to writing a check or swiping a credit card to make a donation to the World Soy Foundation (WSF)—direct gifting of grain through your elevator.Joel Thorsrud, USB Director and North Dakota grower, gives to the WSF through his grain elevator each year. Thorsrud chooses to donate this way because it’s an easy process and means the income from donated grain never hits his books.“I just tell the secretary at the elevator how much I want to send to the World Soy Foundation and she sends it,” Thorsrud said.Direct gifting of grain is a unique way that growers can give to the WSF, the philanthropic arm of your industry and the American Soybean Association (ASA).  Here are the simple steps to giving through your elevator:Tell the cooperative accountant, secretary or appropriate representative that you would like to gift the value of (##) bushels to the World Soy Foundation. The elevator will handle the transaction to complete the giftIf your elevator needs to set up a specific account in order to complete the gift, simply direct them to email wsf@soy.org or call (314) 576-1770 with the information they need, and we will be happy to assist in setting up an accountOne important note: Please tell the elevator to include your name and contact information with your gift so the World Soy Foundation is able to send you verification and receipt of the gift.If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (314) 576-1770 or by email at wsf@soy.org. Join us in reducing malnutrition through the power of soy!Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to see our most recent updates. Or, visit us at www.worldsoyfoundation.org.last_img read more

Mariners ace Hernandez wins AL Cy Young

first_imgNEW YORK – Felix Hernandez drew plenty of support in this final pitchers’ duel. The Seattle ace won the AL Cy Young Award on Thursday despite a 13-12 record. His major league-leading 2.27 ERA and superior stats made him an easy choice over David Price of Tampa Bay and CC Sabathia of the Yankees and their impressive win-loss numbers.Victimized by poor run support all season, Hernandez found ample backing with the voters. They clearly recognized how little the last-place Mariners helped him — in 10 starts, they were either shut out and held to one run.“This confirms the Cy Young is an award not only for the pitcher with the most wins, but the most dominant,” a teary-eyed Hernandez said while celebrating with relatives at the family home in Valencia, Venezuela.King Felix got 21 of the 28 first-place votes and 167 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The 24-year-old led the league in innings (249 2-3), was second in strikeouts (232) and topped the AL in innings/hits ratio.Price, who went 19-6 with a 2.72 ERA, was second with four first-place votes and 111 points. Sabathia, who led the league with 21 wins, drew the other three first-place votes and finished third at 102.last_img read more

Obama budget plan includes cash for new bridge

first_imgThe Columbia River Crossing got a boost in President Barack Obama’s budget request to Congress this week, but the project is a long way from breaking ground.Even so, the project’s co-director said he appreciates the high-level attention from Obama.“These are not the same funds we’ve been talking with our delegation about,” project co-director Don Wagner told Vancouver city councilors on Monday. “This is a new pot of money.”The president’s budget included $400 million to be made available in case the CRC or three other major transit projects across the country get on track earlier than anticipated. As it stands, construction of a new Interstate 5 bridge wouldn’t begin until 2013 at the earliest.The Obama proposal would have to be approved by the Senate and House of Representatives — a dicey proposition.Yet it can’t hurt to get the administration’s support for the multibillion-dollar highway and transit improvement project, local officials said.Currently estimated to cost $3.6 billion, the project will replace the existing twin three-lane drawbridges with a 10-lane span across the river, improve five miles of freeway on both sides and extend Portland’s light-rail transit system into downtown Vancouver.Peter Rogoff, administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, called the CRC a “critically needed” project during a conference call with reporters Tuesday.“The existing bridge is inadequate and clearly needs replacement,” Rogoff said. “We are really keying on this project because WashDOT and all the other partners … are getting it right in that we’re going to build this big piece of infrastructure and combine all the highway and transit elements all at once.”last_img read more

Schools bricks laying new foundations

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Cheryl Beers loaded part of her past into her car trunk Saturday afternoon and drove it home.Beers was among the gleaners who stopped by the former site of Battle Ground’s old Central School for the final day of the district’s brick giveaway.“My first-grade classroom was right here,” Beers said, nodding toward a nearby corner of the brick-carpeted site. “I was able to get some of those.”Beers, who was known as Cheryl Beeson in her school-girl days, is trying to decide how to use the bricks: “Maybe a walkway or a little wall.”There was a limit of five bricks on the first two giveaway days a month ago, and the focus was on people who had been students in the building or who had worked or taught there.But there was no limits Saturday: A lot of people showed up thinking about patios, not paperweights.“Now people are asking about pickup loads,” Kevin Jolma, director of facilities and operations, said before the start of Saturday’s giveaway.“One fellow is planning on building a fireplace like the one at Edgefield,” a historic McMenamins’ property in Troutdale, Ore., Jolma said.Others were planning projects such as garden walkways.John Timm said he has a shaded back yard.“No grass can grow there,” Timm said, so he’s planning to pave some of it with the old bricks to keep his beagles out of the mud.last_img read more

Jury acquits Roger Clemens

first_imgWASHINGTON — Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.Fierce on the pitching mound in his playing days, Clemens was quietly emotional after the verdict was announced. “I’m very thankful,” he said, choking up as he spoke. “It’s been a hard five years,” said the pitcher, who was retried after an earlier prosecution ended in a mistrial.This case was lengthy, but the deliberations were relatively brief. Jurors returned their verdict after less than 10 hours over several days. The outcome ended a 10-week trial that capped the government’s investigation of the pitcher known as “The Rocket” for the fastball that he retained into his 40s. He won seven Cy Young Awards, emblematic of the league’s best pitcher each year in a 24-year career with the Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays and Astros.The verdict was the latest blow to the government’s legal pursuit of athletes accused of illicit drug use.A seven-year investigation into home run king Barry Bonds yielded a guilty verdict on only one count of obstruction of justice in a San Francisco court last year, with the jury deadlocked on whether Bonds lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs.A two-year, multicontinent investigation of cyclist Lance Armstrong was recently closed with no charges brought, though the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed formal accusations last week that could strip the seven-time Tour de France winner of his victories in that storied race. Armstrong denies any doping.last_img read more

Seattle store owner with big stick scares off armed robber

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Police say a south Seattle grocery owner grabbed a 2-by-4 piece of wood and charged a gun-wielding robber who demanded that an employee hand over money from the cash register.The robber ran, followed by store owner Gemere Amara, who chased the man out of the store and down the street. At one point, police say the robber fired two shots at Amara, but both missed. The man then jumped into a car with another man and raced off.KOMO-TV reports Amara says he was just trying to protect himself and his Victory Grocery on Monday night.The store owner says it was a scary encounter. And he says he’s going to buy a gun.last_img read more

Local service clubs forced to scale back efforts

first_imgRIDGEFIELD — In a storage room at the Clark County Fairgrounds, George Espinosa surveys the haphazardly jumbled collection of household sundries, then grumbles: “Meager, meager, meager.”The six-year member of the Ridgefield Lions Club sifts through the donations for the club’s “super sale” and sees little to pique his interest. It’s been a tough year for donations.Among the unsorted bric-a-brac are two plastic Christmas trees, a few tables, and a pair of firefighter boots. Espinosa points to the boots and says, “We’d have better luck standing on a street corner with one of these,” in reference to the popular “Fill the Boot” fundraiser fire departments hold annually.After a successful 37-year run, the club’s “super auction” has come to an unceremonious end this year, the victim, Espinosa theorizes, of an unrepentant economic funk. Because donations have been subpar over the past couple of years, the Lions Club will replace the auction with a sale of donated goods. The sale will be held at the Ridgefield Community Center in April.But gone will be the auctioneer, with his fleet-of-tongue chant, or the top-notch swag. In recent years, the auction sold everything from tractors to high-quality tools to boats. One year, there were three cars up for auction, including a Jaguar.last_img read more

Fire District 6 to host Red Cross blood drive

first_imgIn an attempt to help avert a summer shortage, Clark County Fire District 6 is hosting a blood drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Station 61, 8800 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave.People can sign-up for a time slot at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor code: ccfd6For the second year, the Red Cross is experiencing low blood and platelet donation levels for June and early July, according to the fire district.Those who donate on that day will be given a ticket to the Clark County Fair. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can schedule an appointment by emailing Sarah Mitchelson at sarahm@ccfd6.org.last_img read more

Studying wild Wind River steelhead

first_imgCARSON — Layout Creek, deep in the Wind River valley, is little more than a dribble in mid-summer. Many spots are just shallow pools isolated from each other by yards of damp — or dry — rock.Amazingly, living in these disconnected pockets of inches-deep water are wild steelhead, so young and small they are measured in millimeters.“This is a good time to sample for these fish,” said biologist Ian Jezorek of the U.S. Geological Survey as he carried a 30-pound electroshocker over and under log jams and through prickly devil’s club up Layout Creek. “At higher flows it gets much harder to capture them.”Jezorek led a crew from the Geological Survey and the Forest Service last week capturing the young steelhead and inserting tiny tag, called a Passive Integrated Transponder, into their body cavity.The tag has no battery, but emits a signal when energized by an antenna or detection system. Each tag has a unique number and is entered into a central database used by fishery agencies and others throughout the Columbia River basin.There are five instream detection systems to record the tags in the Wind River watershed alone, plus there is the chance of recapture at smolt traps operated by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in the spring.last_img read more

County borrowing 10 million to pay pair wrongfully convicted of rape

first_imgClark County will take out a $10 million loan to pay a settlement to two men who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape.Earlier, the county agreed to pay $10.5 million ($5.25 million apiece) to Larry Davis, 57, of Vancouver and Alan Northrop, 49, of Woodland, to settle a federal lawsuit.On Tuesday, county commissioners approved a financing plan to take out a seven-year loan for $10 million from Banc of America Preferred Funding Corp. at 1.85 percent interest. Clark County Deputy Treasurer John Payne said the additional $500,000 will come out of the county’s general fund. Taking out a loan avoids having the general fund take such a large hit, as it pays for public safety and other essential county services that have already been budgeted.The county has 30 days to pay the settlement, which was reached nine days into a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.The county will pay $711,183 in interest, said Larry Frueh, finance manager for the treasurer’s office.The county filed a claim with its insurer, Washington Counties Risk Pool, but it was rejected because the county wasn’t insured in 1993.That year, Davis and Northrop were convicted of raping a woman in La Center. The woman had provided very few details about the suspects to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. She said she had been tied up and blindfolded while she was cleaning a house, and one man had raped her while another man held her down.last_img read more