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first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed to honour the bet he made with David Beckham after Sweden were knocked out of the World Cup by EnglandThe former Paris Saint-Germain teammates made a bet with each other prior to Sweden and England’s quarter-final meeting at the World Cup.If England lost, Beckham would have had to have taken Ibrahimovic to IKEA to buy him any item of his choosing for his new mansion in LA.But if Sweden were the losing side, then Ibrahimovic would have to accompany Beckham to an England game in the nation’s football shirt and eating fish and chips at half-time.And it was Sweden who were the losing side with England grabbing a 2-0 victory on the day.“David, we made a bet, I lost,” Ibrahimovic said, as quoted by Metro.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I’m coming to Wembley to watch an England game in an England shirt and eat fish and chips so that’s it.“Just give me time to breath and cool down after the loss but it’s okay, I’m looking forward to the game.”England next game will be against Switzerland on September 11 at home.Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t backing out of his bet with David Beckham…@Ibra_official #ENG #SWE #WorldCup #MUFC— BBC RM Sport (@BBCRMsport) July 19, 2018last_img read more

first_imgFor Real Madrid teammate Alvaro Odriozola believes the 22-year-old winger could become the best Spanish footballer in historyMarco Asensio has been playing for Spain since 2012.The winger played in 2012 for the U16 team, then from 2014 to 2016, he defended the U19 jersey.He spent two years with the U21 team, to be called for the first time to the senior squad in 2016.And with La Roja jersey he has appeared in 17 occasions, scoring one goal.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.But his best game came on Tuesday, in the 6-0 victory over Croatia.“I said back in the day that he’s going to be one of the best players in the history of Spanish football and he’s showing this,” teammate Alvaro Odriozola was quoted by Sportskeeda.“He has amazing quality and I predict a great season for him.”In the 6-0 win over Croatia, Asensio scored one goal, forced an own goal from goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic and set up all three Spain’s second-half efforts.last_img read more

first_imgFiorentina Coach Stefano Pioli has seen some element of improvement from his side in their hard-fought 3-3 draw with Sassuolo.Pioli went on to disclose that his showed their fighting spirit only after conceding a goal, as they fought from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw with a last-minute goal.“We showed that we wanted to fight and never give up,” Pioli told Football Italia after the game. “You could tell that the team didn’t feel completely free in its movements and wouldn’t attempt some risky plays, even when they made sense.“Nonetheless, there is some good to be taken from this result, based on how the game developed and how we reacted. There were important signs given by the team which we can build on.”Pioli was also asked about his men’s state of mind, as the Viola have struggled to find a consistent form this season.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….“We’re working on it, trying to draw positives out of every training session and finding continuity over the course of each single game.“[Giovanni] Simeone? It had been a long while since the strikers last scored, but a negative moment can be turned into a positive one in a matter of moments.“We have to work on a lot of situations and believe in what we are doing. It’s just a shame that we showed this level of spirit only after we found ourselves trailing our opponents twice.“But we have to take something substantial out of today and invest it in our future.”last_img read more

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed he’s a little disappointed following his team’s 1–1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.The Gunners took an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but a goal from Brighton’s Jurgen Locadia ensured the home side took a share of the spoils at the Amex Stadium.Unai Emery’s men failed to turn their first-half dominance into a victory, meaning they have now just one win from their last five Premier League away games.“I’m a little disappointed,” Emery said, according to Goal.“I think the key today was the first half. We controlled the match like we wanted to, we scored and had two good chances from Aubameyang to get the second, but then they equalised.”kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“It gave us the second half to try again to control the match, create chances and be able to win, but we didn’t do that.”“In the second half we couldn’t do our ideas on the pitch to impose [ourselves]. We created less chances in the second half.”“Today was a very important three points, but football is like that and in 90 minutes we draw.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Related Items:jamaica, Tourist, Wykeham McNeill Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, April 14 (JIS): Jamaica continues to record increased stopover and cruise ship visitor arrivals, a trend which has carried over from 2014.Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says preliminary figures for January to April 7 show a 6.4 per cent increase over 2014. This, he notes, equates to an additional 35,000 visitors for the period which, along with December 2014, constitutes the 2014/15 Winter Tourist Season.The Minister was making his presentation in the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, today (April 14), under the theme: ‘Tourism Working for Jamaica’. As it relates to cruise ship visitor arrivals, Dr. McNeill said that already for 2015, “we are up 8.5 per cent” over the corresponding period last year. Additionally, he said Jamaica has recorded increases at “all three main ports,” – Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios. Dr. McNeill said the “encouragingly” strong start for the winter season is underpinned by a “robust” 24 per cent increase in stop over visitor arrivals from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, combined with a “healthy” 8.2 per cent increase from the United States of America (USA), which is “our single largest market.” He said the USA market’s outturn largely results from that economy “doing well,” while experiencing decline in unemployment.Regarding Jamaica’s other markets, Dr. McNeill noted that challenges are being experienced with Canada, “as their economy has slowed down.” He pointed out that while Jamaica has enjoyed “phenomenal” growth in arrivals out of that market, “we must realise that some tapering off was expected.”The Minister noted that the Latin American market also tapered off, particularly over the summer months, “predictably” declining during the course of the FIFA Football World Cup, in Brazil.“However, we continue to diversify our source markets. Of note, the Scandinavian market is performing spectacularly well. In just two months, January and February of this year, we had over 6,000 arrivals…which is more than we got out of the Russian market at the height of their growth,” he added.Jamaica welcomed some 3.5 million visitors during the 2014 calendar year, representing a seven per cent increase over the previous year. Of this number, 2.08 million were stopover arrivals, while 1.42 million were cruise arrivals. “Importantly, for stopover arrivals, our three main source markets – the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom – all saw increases,” Dr. McNeill pointed out, while adding that “we are expecting to finish the 2014/15 Winter (season) with strong growth, overall.”Dr. McNeill said going forward, despite the fact that a number of the larger properties will be temporarily closed to do major refurbishing, including increasing the room complement, “we anticipate a strong summer.”last_img read more

first_img PDA takes rally to Five Cays Fire in Five Cays will leave many homeless Recommended for you Related Items:cayman police, five cays, granny hilll, police commissioner james smith Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jun 2015 – A young man is dead by gunshot after he reportedly opened fire on a team of police officers who were responding to a call that he and another masked man were attempting a robbery. Now the Caymanian Police Force is being called in to investigate whether or not the shooting by TCI Police Officers was ‘clean.’ The incident upset the Granny Hill area of Five Cays around 1 ‘o’ clock Saturday morning; less than an hour later the young man, who was said to be masked as well, was pronounced dead at hospital. The second man remains at large; police say they are seeking help for his capture. Commissioner James Smith, in a very rare statement said in a press release issued midday Saturday that the special investigators from the Cayman Islands will be arriving in Provo today, due to the serious nature of this case. Police have still not released any identification of the man shot and killed, and have given no vital statistics on the second suspect. Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 21, 2016 – This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars a better chance to do their dirty work. Thieves love the holidays as much as everyone else because it’s an opportune time for crime. Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit fast than becoming the victim of a crime.Burglars view the holiday season a little differently- for them, it’s a time of opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards, gifts or anything of value. From Thanksgiving to Christmas these are times of year during which many of us will be busy shopping.  We must not forget that criminals will also be out and about looking for easy targets to steal from. The following are a few strategies that will help you enjoy the festive season without incident.Protecting your home Make sure windows and doors are lockedHave locks all keyed the sameIf you have a security door, lock it by using the key when you are home.Engrave your propertyKeep trees and shrubs trimmedPut away tools, gardening equipment and ladders, thieves may use these to gain accessRemember to lock garden sheds and garages Protecting your home when you are away Use a timer to turn on lights, radio or televisionAsk a neighbour to collect your newspapers and mailNever leave a key hidden outside, leave it with a neighbour, family or friend Whilst doing your Christmas shopping Bag and purse snatching is a common crime.  It can happen anywhere.  Stop the bag snatcher by always carrying your bag over your shoulder and tucked down the arm.To discourage purse-snatchers, don’t overburden yourself with packages.  Have our purchases delivered whenever practical.Do not leave your bag in the shopping trolley.Shop before dark if possible.  Coordinate shopping trips with friends.Lock your parcels and gifts in your vehicle’s trunk.Keep your vehicle’s doors locked and windows closed and ensure valuables are out of sight.Have your keys readily available in your hand before you go to your car.Avoid carrying large amounts of cashPay for purchases with credit card, or debit card when possible Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason.  At this time of year “con-artists” may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings. Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #policeholidaysafetytips, #staysafethisholiday Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #OpeningofHOA #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 29, 2016 – Parliament historically opens today in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and sitting on the governing side will be the People’s Democratic Movement, ending a 13-year dominance of the PNP in the people’s House of Assembly.  At the NJS Francis Building in Grand Turk, there will be pomp and pageantry as the country records, even more ceremoniously today its first female Premier in Hon. Sharlene Robinson.  It has been just over two months of closure for the honourable house, but at this first sitting of the first meeting of the first session of the 11th Legislature of the House of Assembly, it is expected to be capacity seating and among those observing the proceedings, will be visiting dignitaries, a contingent from The Bahamas Government, led by Deputy Prime Minister, Philip Davis.  Reverend Derek Hamilton is scheduled to open the House this morning at promptly 10am in prayer, immediately following will be the Clerk of the House with the Proclamation.  The oath of allegiance happens next for both the new Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Dwayne Taylor and his deputy, Hon Karen Malcolm.  This oath will also be taken by the other House members, which number 19; 15 elected and four appointed, two by the Governor.  Joan Bassett will sing the National Anthem; Michael Dean will sing the National Song; Barbara Johnson will sing God bless this House and the Governor will deliver the Speech from the Throne, which is the PDM Administration’s plan for the country and promise to the people of what it intends to accomplish over the next four years.  Remarks will come from the new Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson… from the new Leader of the Opposition in the House, Hon Washington Misick and there will be opportunity for each member to speak in the two minute speeches item on the agenda.  Today, work finally begins for the PDM, which won in a landslide victory at the polls on General Election day, which was exactly two weeks ago on December 15.  Constitutionally, this opening had to happen within 15 days of the results of that national polling and it means the Turks and Caicos will start the year 2017 with a new party in charge of country affairs.  The nation resoundingly voted for the ‘change’ the PDM pitched; 10 seats went to the People’s Democratic Movement while 5 seats remained with the PNP.  The Opening of Parliament will be carried live on National Radio, on television – PTV8 we are told and live streaming online.last_img read more

first_img TCI: Independent House member Connolly says PDM Government too inexperienced to manage the country A Statement from the Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture, and Human services, Dr. The Hon. Rufus W. Ewing on the National Health Insurance scheme Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NHIB, #nostrikeatNHIB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 1, 2017 – Providenciales – Not true said our sources about a news story making social media rounds about trouble and a sick out at the National Health Insurance Board.    The report claimed that staff did not show up for work, that the returned CEO was a major problem and that the Premier was disregarding issues at the Board, leaving matters unresolved.  However, in a brief statement to Magnetic Media, Premier and Finance Minister, Sharlene Robinson called the report mischievous, adding that Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood and his Board have her full support.  Minister Astwood reported to the Premier that the Facebook post was not true and that the process to resolve issues at the once embattled NHIB, are progressing.  In 2016, NHIB staff staged sick outs, its CEO was put on leave, financial deficiencies were to the tune of over $2M and there had been a Cabinet mandate to review its Operations.  Since then, recommendations of the Chief Internal Auditor were heard and are being carried out, says Cabinet from mid-May.  #MagneticMediaNews#NHIB#nostrikeatNHIB Prominent Ministry of Education officer is now the interim boss at National Health Insurance Board Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgMike Rigg has recently been signed for that important position at the club and manager Sean Dyche knows his work is for the futureBurnley has just hired Mike Rigg to be the club’s new technical director.And for manager Sean Dyche, this doesn’t mean the team will start delivering new results soon.“Mike is coming in and he will give us a new set of eyes and add to the thought process,” Dyche told the club’s official website.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“To make it clear, we are not looking for him to come in and miraculously hand over seven players.”“We are looking for a longer reward than that and the bigger picture on the recruitment side,” he added.“Everybody knows that January is a really, really tough window and it’s forever problematic for players.”“There are certain people we are interested in, but we’ll just have to wait and see,” he commented.last_img read more

first_img Posted: May 11, 2018 Ed Lenderman May 11, 2018 USS Dewey and USS Sterett return home after three-month deployment Ed Lenderman, 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 SettingsThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned to San Diego following a 90-day deployment to the East Sea, Philippine Sea, and Western Pacific, May 11.While deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet, the ships and crews, assigned to Amphibious Squadron 11, joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) enhancing the capabilities of the “Up-Gunned ESG.”Dewey and Sterett operated together to bring additional weapons capabilities to the traditional ESG. While on station, they joined the Wasp ESG for integrated operations in support of the Amphibious Readiness Group.Under the operational control of U.S. 7th Fleet, Dewey conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation activities. Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35, Det. 2 was embarked on Dewey during the deployment and helped complete multi-warfare missions, including search and rescue operations and high-end maritime warfare scenarios.Guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission ships with air warfare, submarine warfare, and surface warfare capabilities, designed to operate independently or with carrier strike groups, surface action groups or amphibious ready groups.Dewey and Sterett are homeported in San Diego and are part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.U.S. 3rd Fleet leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. Updated: 5:44 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Sheriff’s deputies Saturday arrested nine people as part of a warrant sweep in the South Bay area.Deputies apprehended the suspects in the cities and unincorporated areas of Imperial Beach, National City, Bonita and Lincoln Acres, focusing on any outstanding warrants “regardless of charge or bail amount,” according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Pocklington.A total of 10 misdemeanor warrants were cleared as a result of the sweep.One of the arrestees also received a new felony charge for possession of a controlled substance on jail grounds, Pocklington said.The warrant sweep was funded by the sheriff’s Warrant System Automation Trust Fund, which is made up of assessment fees collected from people who have violated a written promise to appear in court or failed to comply with a court order, Pocklington said. Posted: June 2, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Nine arrested during warrant sweep in South Bay June 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_img Sasha Foo April 1, 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) – Nearly 150 women, families and children who have been staying at a downtown homeless shelter are being relocated to a temporary shelter set up inside a city building.144 occupants are leaving a bridge shelter run by the non-profit group, Father Joe’s Villages and moving into Golden Hall, a city owned building just steps away from City Hall.Deacon Jim Vargas, the President and CEO of Father Joe’s Villages, has been planning for this re-location for months. The large industrial tent that has operated at 14th Street and Commercial since January of 2018 is being dismantled to make way for an affordable housing development.Father Joe’s Villages is building a 14 story building with 407 units for people who’ve been living at the margins of homelessness. However, to build the new project, the bridge tent on the site must be demolished, while the tent’s occupants are re-housed at Golden Hall until a new tent is constructed.On our tour of the new shelter facility, a coordinator for the shelter showed us the sleeping areas with one large room for families and a smaller area for single women. There will be restrooms, showers, hot meals three times a day, and access to health care and caseworkers on site to connect people to housing and employment opportunities. The shelter on the second floor of Golden Hall will have security guards keeping a close eye on who is allowed to enter the shelter.Their arrangement at Golden Hall is short term.Father Joe’s Villages is setting up a new location for the bridge tent at 17th and Imperial and plans to bring the families back to the tent by July. Posted: April 1, 2019 Sasha Foo, Women and families move to shelter in Golden Hall Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, Commodity Classic launched an all-new mobile app allowing attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. The free Commodity Classic convention and trade show mobile app gives show-goers the ability to make their own schedules, lookup session, event and shuttle times, navigate with maps, fill out surveys, and much more. Visit “We’ve seen first-hand how more people are turning to smartphones and tablets for information they need on so many things, and this new app makes sure you’re up-to-date on what’s going on at such a large event,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Rob Elliott.  “Each year, the technology gets better and better – not just for farm equipment, but for mobile devices, and our farmers are always very interested in using the best tools available.”In less than two weeks, a record-breaking number of soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum growers from around the country will gather at the 19th Annual Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas for an experience that will educate, enlighten and entertain. From new product rollouts to thoughtful discussion of important agricultural issues–education is a key element of Commodity Classic.Commodity Classic is the largest farmer-run agricultural convention and trade show in the nation. Each year, acres of displays, equipment and technology fill the trade show floor and 2014 is no exception, with the largest trade show in the event’s history. Exhibitors bring their most knowledgeable people to Commodity Classic, giving attendees access to the best problem solvers in the industry.The event is presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers. The event offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities for growers in the areas of production, policy, marketing, management and stewardship—as well as showcasing the latest in equipment, technology and innovation.For more information or to register for Commodity Classic, which kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 27, visit read more

first_imgThe windows of the white Kia Spectra were rolled down, but it was dark, hard to see the driver and front seat passenger.Vancouver police Sgt. Jay Alie approached the driver’s side door, asking the man to turn off the engine.“OK,” the driver mumbled, not looking at the officer.Suddenly, the man lurched forward, his head near the console, as his passenger turned and pointed a semiautomatic pistol at Alie.“I saw nothing but a barrel and a set of eyes,” Alie told jurors Wednesday.The gun fired. Alie dove to the ground.“I thought I was shot in the face,” he said. “I’m sure I screamed. … That second seemed to hang.”Alie’s testimony in Clark County Superior Court came on the first day of the trial of Daylan E. Berg and Jeffery S. Reed. The Portland men are charged with first-degree attempted murder, among other charges, in the shooting of Alie following an April 15, 2009, home-invasion robbery in Vancouver’s McLoughlin Heights. Alie, who had responded, was not badly injured; he was wearing a ballistic vest.His testimony came late in the afternoon and was cut short before cross-examination. He will take the stand again this morning for questioning by defense attorneys.That night, Alie said he was near 18th Street and Devine Road when he heard a call on his police radio about a robbery on Delaware Lane.Near the robbery, he saw a silver car parked in the middle of the road. Stopping to check, a Kia Spectra whizzed past at a high rate of speed. Because it matched the description of the suspects’ vehicle, Alie made a U-turn and followed the car.Still, “I didn’t know if this was just someone speeding through the neighborhood, or, ‘are we about to go into a pursuit?,’ ” Alie said.last_img read more

first_imgWashington State University Vancouver will develop curriculum in renewable energy with the help of a $250,500 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust.It fits the Salmon Creek campus for academic as well as geographic reasons, said Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science.“The state and the Northwest are well-positioned to accelerate the shift toward clean energy,” Gurocak said.There is need for well-qualified graduates, he added. WSU Vancouver plans to provide them through a one-of-a-kind “option track” that serves three different majors.The program will combine courses from mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering, and allow students majoring in any of the programs to complete the renewable energy option. The course work will focus on solar energy and wind power.“The $250,500 will help us buy equipment for laboratories,” Gurocak said. “We want to design it so it would include hands-on activities, not just lectures.”The grant will help develop eight courses and equip an energy systems laboratory, radio frequency communications laboratory and a clean room. They all will be part of the Engineering and Computer Science building under construction and scheduled to open in January.last_img read more

first_imgFirefighters quelled a fire Monday night in The Vision Clinic, 7600 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. That is the office of Dr. Frank R. Mossman, a longtime optometrist.Fire District 6 was alerted at 8:42 p.m., with the headquarters station only several blocks from the clinic.Firefighters hooked a hose to a hydrant and, just before 9 p.m., reported the fire was knocked down, including in the attic.No one was reported injured, said Dawn Johnson, spokeswoman for Fire District 6.No flames were seen but there had been heavy smoke, especially in the rear of the building.The Vancouver Fire Department also sent engines and crews to help, Johnson said.Firefighters were using powerful fans to ventilate the building and checking for hidden hot spots.About 9:05 p.m., a fire commander asked that a deputy fire marshal be sent to the scene to investigate. The cause and a dollar damage estimate were not available at The Columbian’s press time.Mossman has been at the clinic for 30 years, a family member said.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or read more

first_imgVancouver voters will likely be asked to approve a bond measure to fix its seismically unsound and aging fire stations early next year.Three of Vancouver’s 10 fire stations are more than 50 years old, and several have a 1-in-25 chance of collapsing in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Estimates show that station improvements could cost anywhere from $11.5 million to $27 million.Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes said Tuesday that the city is beginning to craft the details of a bond measure in hopes of being prepared for a vote in February or April 2012. The Vancouver City Council will have to give final approval before the measure is placed on a ballot.“It’s an indisputable need, and it is one that is bricks and mortar that we can deliver on,” Holmes said.Also inching closer to reality is a proposed council-enacted $20 license fee to pay for new road construction, which has all but petered out as the city’s run out of money for such projects.Both revenue options are far from certain, but city council members said they’d like to hear more during an all-day budget meeting last Friday. Details on both the car license fee — which would require the city to draft a list of what projects the fee would pay for — and what improvements a fire capital bond would make will both be available by the end of the year, Holmes said.Though Vancouver would be wading into a most-likely still bad economy and following on the heels of C-Tran’s November sales tax vote by putting a bond on the ballot in spring 2012, Mayor Tim Leavitt said he’s not concerned voters will feel tapped out.last_img read more

first_imgRidgefield school construction tied to a voter-approved bond will begin in summer 2013, according to a tentative timeline released by the district.New classrooms, gyms and play areas are among the additions planned for Ridgefield’s four schools as part of the district’s $47 million bond. District voters supported the 20-year bond measure in February with more than 64 percent of the vote. The bond needed more than 60 percent for passage.Work on the four schools, spread across three campuses, will be done at the same time.“The goal is to be in the buildings in the fall of 2014,” Edgerly said, emphasizing the timeline released on the district’s website is “tentative.”Work at Union Ridge Elementary and View Ridge Middle schools, located on the same campus, will likely begin first because preliminary inspections started at that site two years ago. There could be work this summer off-site on Fifth Avenue near the schools, Edgerly addded.Vancouver-based LSW Architects and Oregon-based Ketchum Enterprises are handling the projects’ design and construction management, respectively.Officials from LSW Architects and Ketchum Enterprises did not return phone calls Friday.The capital facilities construction is expected to bring between 18 to 24 new classrooms to Ridgefield’s schools, according to the district. It will add two new gyms, plus new cafeteria and support space and more space for music classes. The high school’s athletics facilities will be revamped, with a synthetic turf field for soccer and football, a resurfaced track and lighting and audio/video improvements.The project has five phases: visioning, research, analysis, development and implementation. The district is “in the beginning stages of design work,” Edgerly said.Just getting the project to this point has been a long time coming, the superintendent noted.District officials spent the past few years “educating” city residents on school needs. In turn, they spent extensive time listening to residents’ concerns about the school district and the desires they had for their children’s learning experience.last_img read more