Roma send Salah a classy message

first_imgAS Roma have sent their former player Mohamed Salah a classy message after they were drawn against Liverpool for the semi-finals of the Champions LeagueThe Giallorossi will be participating in the semi-final stage for the first time since the 1983/84 season, after producing one of the greatest comebacks in European history to eliminate Barcelona in the last knockout round.Roma will be reunited with their former star Salah for the upcoming clash against Liverpool, where the Egyptian has flourished under Jurgen Klopp with a goal tally of 38 goals in his 42 appearances in all competitions this season.After learning of the draw, Roma sent Salah a message on Twitter.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…We’ll be opponents for 180 minutes, but whatever happens we’ll remain friends for life. Looking forward to seeing you again, @22mosalah! ??#ASRoma #UCL #RomaLiverpool pic.twitter.com/eo0Rm4VWW9— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) 13 April 2018After a difficult spell at Chelsea, Salah joined Roma in 2015 and spent two seasons at the Stadio Olimpico where he scored a total of 34 goals in 83 appearances.last_img read more

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Media Aaron Ramsey frustrated with portrayal in contract talks

first_imgArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly upset over the way he is being portrayed in his contract negotiationsThe Wales international has been at the Gunners for the past decade now, but has under 12 months remaining on his current contract.Negotiations between Arsenal and Ramsey’s representatives have been ongoing for some time now and progress appears to have not been made between either party.The North London club have allegedly failed to meet Ramsey’s demands, which has further increased his discontent.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Now Futtaa reports that Ramsey has grown frustrated with how the situation is being perceived by the English media.The 27-year-old was dropped by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery for Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to London rivals Chelsea and seems set for a fight to regain his place in the starting lineup for this weekend’s game against West Ham United.Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with moves for Ramsey.last_img read more

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Youth to March in antiviolence parades to celebrate Youth Day

first_img Related Items:free concert, romain virgo, youth day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Stop the Violence Speaker from NY Inner City; on Tonight Youth Week culminates with Peace concert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2015 – Young people will begin lining up at CIBC FirstCaribbean bank near down town for the annual Youth March at 9am.It is National Youth Day holiday and events continue across the country with fairs and rallies and even a horse race in Grand Turk, being held in honor of slain young man, Kevino Smith. Thursday night, the Department of Youth welcomed a guest speaker out of New York for a discussion at the gym and today, following the march in Provo; there will be a live performance and free concert at the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex featuring Romain Virgo of Jamaica. Youth Department Events Unveiledlast_img read more

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Flow counting down to Rio Games launches Gold Tour campaign

first_img Related Items:lime, olympics, rio, rio games Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’s TCI Haye-Smith runs Olympic standard time Recommended for you The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFlow joins the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in its 100 day countdown to Rio; the hosts of the 2016 Summer Games.  Flow will broadcast the Olympic Games in HD quality and has inked deals with Golden medalist of Grenada, Kirani James; star hurdler Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica; gold medal high jumper, Lavern Spencer of St Lucia and athletics hopefuls, Kalifa St Fort of Trinidad and Tobago and Delano Williams of the Turks and Caicos.On April 22nd, a text to win campaign was launched to give winners a gold tour package to the Rio Games which run fromAugust 5–21st. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Aristo Sterling Global Financial to Break Ground on Luxury PI Condos Soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWith the luxury market remaining healthy and demand for Paradise Island “greater than ever,” Aristo Development & Sterling Global Financial announced it will break ground on the first new residential development on the island in a decade, 38 elegant condominiums on Bayview Drive over looking Nassau Harbour.“The appetite for upscale residential properties on Paradise Island is greater than I have ever seen it and with all permits now in place, we are excited to share the news that we will break ground onTHIRTY|SIX in August,” said Jason Kinsale, Aristo President and CEO.The three-storey, ultra-chic contemporary style project will feature 38 residences ranging in price from $445,000 to just over $1,000,000. The property will feature an infinity edge pool, covered parking, 24-hour security and concierge service, a fitness centre, high-end finishes and amenities and ownership will entitle residents to numerous Paradise Island privileges.Launched less than six months ago with a preview event at Graycliff that drew larger than anticipated crowds, the new development is already 50% sold with the greatest interest coming from European, Canadian and American buyers along with Bahamians buying for investment or future use. THIRTY|SIX is yet another project by Aristo Development and the first in partnership with Sterling Global Financial, an integrated banking and financial services provider with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and operations in The Bahamas and Cayman Islands. In May, Sterling launched Sterling Bank & Trust based in Nassau.“We are very proud to participate as equity partners with Aristo Development, a company which has a proven track record of success with fully sold out projects like Hampton Ridge and Balmoral and the ultra-luxury beachfront condominiums at ONE Cable Beach more than 50% sold prior to completion,” said David Kosoy, Chairman and CEO, Sterling Global Financial.According to Aristo Sales & Marketing Director Matthew Marco, the appeal of Paradise Island accounts in part for the success, but a large part is a reflection of Aristo’s reputation and a distinctive sense of style.“This is Aristo’s fourth project and its first on Paradise Island,” said Marco. “So whether people are buying for their own residence or for investment, they can look at the track record and see that Aristo does not just promise, it is a developer that delivers.” Related Items:last_img read more

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Bahamas Parliamentarians – Group Photo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 21, 2018 – Nassau – Parliamentarians took a photo just outside of the House of Assembly on Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018 prior to their attendance at an annual church service at Church of God Cathedral.Pictured at centre is Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and left of the Prime Minister — Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Hon. Halson Moultrie; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; and Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Davis.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

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BAHAMAS CIBC Helps The Dignified Girl Project

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 28, 2018 – Nassau – A volunteer with the Bahamas Crisis Centre, Phillipa Dean, was so moved by learning of the struggle of many of the women attendees to afford undergarments for their daughters, that she started a new volunteer group called “The Dignified Girl Project.”  Now the program is preparing for their next quarterly distribution cycle.“The Dignified Girl Project provides young girls ages six to 17 with new undergarments, free of charge and without discrimination.  The initial response the program got was overwhelming,” said Dean.  “When I first heard about the need I was taken aback – ‘Is that a real issue?  Are women really having trouble buying new undergarments for their daughters regularly?’  The feedback confirmed that the need is out there.  People welcomed the project, so we decided to expand.“The original idea was simply to provide new panties and bras every three months. However, we became aware that these young women also need personal hygiene products like deodorant, sanitary napkins, toothpaste and toothbrushes. I thought it was an excellent idea to have a complete package, so for our second distribution cycle our ‘official’ care package contained undergarments as well as hygiene products. It’s because of CIBC FirstCaribbean – our very first financial sponsor – that we’re able to create these personal care packages.”“The Dignified Girl Project” allocates the parcels to official distribution centres.“We want to be a resource provider to organizations, like the Bahamas Crisis Centre and Girl Guides, that already work with young women, because they know the girls, the communities, and where the needs are. They can apply to us to become a distribution center, and every quarter they will receive a set inventory. Then they’re responsible for identifying girls in their program or within the community where they operate and distributing those packages accordingly. I think we will reach more young girls that way, and it’s our long-term goal to be able to touch at least three other family islands with the program as well.”CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director Marie Rodland-Allen said: “The Dignified Girl Project resonates with us. We know that personal hygiene and clean clothes help to boost self-esteem.”Dean expressed hope for the future of the project. “We’re looking to establish it for the long run.  We have volunteers, but what we need is more sponsorship. It doesn’t have to be financial. If you want to distribute cases of content for the care packages, you have that option as well. You can donate a case of deodorant, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, toothbrushes… all of it is welcome.“I want to encourage potential sponsors out there listening to contribute in any way they see fit. If they have a passion or this cause excites them – jump on board and partner with us.”Look for “The Dignified Girl Project” on Facebook or use this link: https://www.facebook.com/The-Dignified-Girl-Project-113984875937345/Release: CIBC First CaribbeanPhoto Caption: CIBC FirstCaribbean was honoured to be the first financial sponsor to jump on board “The Dignified Girl Project.” L to R: Phillipa Dean, founder of “The Dignified Girl Project,” and Keturah Thompson, CIBC FirstCaribbean Sales Specialist at the Malllast_img read more

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Fuming Maurizio Sarri cant understand Chelseas loss

first_imgAfter the disaster that was Chelsea’s painful loss at Bournemouth, manager Maurizio Sarri was fuming and very disappointed after the defeat.Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri learned this Wednesday that he made the stupidest mistake of his career by leaving Napoli, the 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth won Wednesday may have been the beginning of the end for him at the Blues.The constant disagreements with star Eden Hazard was part of the problem, as the Belgian winger offered the worst version of his game that anybody can remember and left the whole squad hanging out to dry.But add that to the bad decision of bringing striker Gonzalo Higuain to the club during a low point of his career, and you get a result like the one from this midweek fixture against the Cherries.The Blues’ squad that we all enjoyed at the start of the season is nothing but a long lost memory of the squad that we saw yesterday, Sarri’s face was the vivid representation of a manager who has completely run out of ideas and doesn’t know how to wake up his players at this stage of the season.The constant public outing of his players doesn’t help one bit, they have already proved that they hate being exposed and Sarri regretted doing so this Wednesday.Full-time: Bournemouth 4-0 Chelsea.#BOUCHE pic.twitter.com/gIuC45zwXQ— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 30, 2019“It’s very difficult to have an idea of the performance. We played very well in the first half,” he said after the loss at Bournemouth via Four Four Two.“In the second half we conceded the goal after two minutes and stopped to play. In the offensive phase, we played not as a team, but as individual players and did not defend. It’s hard to understand why.”“We had 43 minutes still to play, so we could solve the problem. But not with that kind of reaction. So it’s very difficult for me to understand why.”“I wanted to try to understand after the match. I spoke with the players immediately after the match, but it’s very difficult also for them to say why. So I have to try again tomorrow [Thursday] because I need to understand why, because I need to solve this problem.”“Maybe we are not in the top four of the Premier League at the moment, but we are competitive.”“We cannot lose 4-0 against Bournemouth. I want to respect Bournemouth, and you know I like very much the coach Eddie [Howe], but it’s impossible to lose 4-0 here.”“Maybe it’s my fault, maybe I’m not able to motivate them,” he added.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But the team is very strong, it is also able to win without the coach.”“I feel frustrated, not under pressure. I don’t see… I didn’t see the signal of my work. So I am frustrated.”Ouch – Maurizio Sarri isn’t happy.#BOUCHE pic.twitter.com/veH4udGf5c— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 30, 2019After the match ended and Maurizio Sarri was able to speak directly with all his players, the manager reportedly had a very intense talk with everybody but the rest of the technical staff for an hour inside the dressing room at the Cherries’ stadium.There is still no information about what was said in that meeting, but the people who saw the manager could easily realize that the Italian manager is going through his worst moment at the club and there is no way of knowing what he will decide by the end of the season.There is a big chance that Sarri is thinking about the reasons he decided to leave Napoli right about now, a place where he literally had it all and was very comfortable with a squad that remained competitive in Serie A despite not winning many titles.The man now knows that coming to the Premier League may have been a very exciting challenge at the time, but perhaps he didn’t imagine it would be this complicated to keep the squad afloat.🇮🇹 Maurizio Sarri locked himself in the dressing room with his @ChelseaFC players after the 4-0 loss to @AFCBournemouth.😳 He kicked his coaches out of the dressing room including Gianfranco Zola.⏰ He was in there with his players for almost an hour.📝 @MichelleOwen7 pic.twitter.com/RkaYva0Jgn— SPORF (@Sporf) January 30, 2019What type of motivation does Maurizio Sarri need for his players for the rest of the season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Dave Scotts World of Wonder The Oscars

first_img February 24, 2019 Posted: February 24, 2019 Dave Scott’s World of Wonder – The Oscars! Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – “Green Book” might have taken home the best picture tonight. But Dave Scott took a deeper look into the film that won the first Best Motion Picture film in his World of Wonder KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Deal signed with Central American leaders to prevent migration

first_img 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) – Today the Trump administration announced the signing of a deal with Central American leaders to help prevent migration at the source.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and her security counterparts in El Salvador,Guatemala, and Honduras signed the first-ever multi-lateral agreement in Honduras this week.They vow to jointly address the underlying issues country’s face that cause the mass numbers of citizens migrating away.The deal will also help stop future caravans from embarking on journeys to the U.S., which will put less pressure on our immigration system.Joining KUSI to discuss the flow of migrants currently at our border is Political Analyst and KUSI Contributor Esther Valdes KUSI Newsroom, Deal signed with Central American leaders to prevent migration Posted: March 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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ASAWISHH Market Research Team concludes West Africa study in Nigeria

first_imgFrom Feb.16-19, the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) technical consultants Dana Johnson, Miguel Escobar and Michael David traveled to Lagos, Nigeria on the third stop of a three-country research project in West Africa. The team is conducting a USDA Emerging Markets Program-funded market assessment of the feed, aquaculture and poultry industry in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Joining them on the Ghana and Nigeria portion of the travel was the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council’s (USAPEEC) Director of Technical Services Dr. Shelly McKee.In partnership with the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP), the team aims to increase the U.S. feedstuff and poultry industry’s knowledge of market opportunities for U.S. soy in feed in each of the target countries.Ultimately, recommendations from the market assessment will include a variety of actions including targeted technical assistance to improve feed quality and management practices, and facilitating infrastructure and supply chain enhancements. A healthy local poultry and feed industry is good business for U.S. exporters of both soy and frozen poultry.In addition to their main research activities in Lagos, Michael David traveled to Abuja in order to add a wider scope to their analysis from Nigerian government officials.last_img read more

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Biotech Working Group Discusses Regulatory Issues China and More

first_imgMembers of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Biotechnology Working Group met in Minneapolis, Minn. this week to discuss key developments and regulatory issues facing the industry. The meeting was held in conjunction with the U.S. Global Trade Exchange.The Biotechnology Working Group brings grower-leaders from ASA, United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) together twice a year to engage in dialogue about emerging technologies, the pace of worldwide biotech approvals, stewardship plans for upcoming commercial launches and other issues surrounding the use and introduction of new biotech seed traits.In addition to individual biotech trait company consultations with soybean farmers, plans for upcoming U.S.-China Biotech Planning Meetings were reviewed in advance of the U.S. visit by China’s President Xi Jinping, where the need for China to make specific systemic reforms to their biotech regulatory policy will be stressed.last_img read more

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Soy Growers Urge Prompt Confirmation of Lighthizer as US Trade Rep

first_imgSoy growers are urging a swift confirmation for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Robert Lighthizer to keep U.S. trade moving forward.The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other groups signed a letter to Congress late last week, stating quick action is vital to “putting in place a U.S. government team that can robustly engage in trade negotiations to further enhance U.S. economic growth and job creation.”In the letter, the groups emphasized the central role USTR plays in the development and coordination of U.S. international trade policy, and how important it is for the country to have a full team in the field, as major agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are reviewed.“To ensure U.S. trade policy puts all Americans first, including U.S. food and agriculture producers, we believe it is of utmost importance to confirm the USTR as soon as possible,” the groups state in the letter. “We look forward to working with Mr. Lighthizer and other Trump Administration officials on efforts to develop and implement a U.S. trade policy that continues to promote America’s food and agriculture producers and exporters.”Click here to read the entire letter.last_img read more

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Soy Growers Recognize World Trade Month

first_imgMay is World Trade Month, and to celebrate, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) have partnered to highlight the importance of trade and soybean exports to the U.S. economy and rural community.Throughout the month, we’ll post soy trade facts on social media, so make sure to keep an eye out for #Soy #SoyTrade and #SoyTradeMatters . If you’re not already, follow along with @ASA_Soybeans @USSEC @ussoy.See this week’s facts:last_img

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Students Sharpen Ag Policy Knowledge on the Hill

first_imgFront row, left to right: Sarah Dintelman, Lora Wright, Maria Brockamp and Brooke Beinhart. Back row, left to right: Kolesen McCoy, Claire Eggerman, Abbie Wooten, Allie Lock, Leah Mosher and Tyler Zimpfer. A select group of 10 college students from across the country completed the Ag Voices of the Future program, July 22-25, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives students an inside look at how agricultural policies are made in Washington. The class was held in conjunction with ASA’s summer board meeting and Soy Issues Forum.An application process for the Ag Voices of the Future program was initiated this past winter in partnership with the collegiate organization Agriculture Future of America (AFA). Students had the opportunity to apply for the AFA Leaders Conference and Ag Voices of the Future program through the same application. The following students were selected for this year’s Ag Voices of the Future class:•Brooke Beinhart, Iowa• Sarah Dintelmann, Illinois• Alexandria Lock, Missouri• Leah Mosher, Iowa• Lora Wright, Missouri• Maria Brockamp, Illinois• Claire Eggerman, Illinois• Kolesen McCoy, Ohio• Abbie Wooten, Oklahoma• Tyler Zimpfer, Ohio“We are proud to collaborate with ASA and support the soybean industry to provide students with a hands-on educational experience focused on ag policy,” said Matt Plitt, Valent U.S.A.’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Valent is committed to advancing sustainable agriculture, and this program provides our next-generation of leaders with the opportunity, access, and education that will enable them to grow their skills and knowledge to shape the future of agriculture.”The students received an education on effective advocacy and the significant legislative, trade and regulatory issues that impact farmers. The program also gave students the chance to visit with others who work in Washington to learn more about careers related to agriculture policy.“ASA appreciates Valent’s support of this valuable program helping to develop future agriculture industry leaders,” said ASA President Davie Stephens, from Clinton, Ky. “As the majority of Americans are at least three generations removed from the farm, it’s important to invest in these young people who have a strong ag background and interest in shaping our industry and agriculture policies. Cultivating these interests and their passion is not only an investment in their futures—but the future of the agriculture industry.”The students visited with staff from USDA and EPA; participated in Hill visits with their state soybean associations; and met with a senior staff member for the Senate Ag Committee and leaders from other national organizations, including CropLife America. They also completed a writing workshop with a top speech writing firm, and enjoyed an evening tour of the National Mall and Memorial Parks.ASA will issue an announcement next winter on how to apply for the summer 2020 Ag Voices of the Future program. For more information, visit the “Education and Resources” section of the ASA website.last_img read more

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Wandering ballots get loving attention

first_imgBallots cast in Seattle shouldn’t be a factor at the Clark County elections office, but some voters have had a little trouble with that.It’s just one of the factors that make Election Day a three-week assignment for county elections staff. Election Day was Nov. 2; final results won’t be certified until Nov. 23.So far, 149,729 Clark County ballots have been processed, and the next update will be announced Tuesday.Meanwhile, ballots continue to trickle in.“We got nine more ballots today from King County,” said Tim Likness, county elections supervisor, on Friday afternoon. “That brings us up to a total of 26 from King County.”They’re from voters who are registered in Clark County but were in Seattle during the election.“It could be somebody who moved up there, or it could be college kids,” Likness said. “They didn’t update their address, and it was too late to register there, so they would go to a location in King County and get a provisional ballot.“They would vote that ballot, whatever they were given,” Likness said. After some record-checking, those ballots eventually wind up in the Clark County elections office.last_img read more

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Yakima bid to keep Bears faces skepticism

first_imgYakima Bears co-owner and General Manager K.L. Wombacher said last week that any attempt by Yakima officials to try and keep the team won’t change owners’ desires to move it to Vancouver.The owners are expected to submit a proposal to Clark County commissioners this week. One condition of bringing the team to Vancouver would be that commissioners approve a 5 percent entertainment tax and sign off on bonds to build a 3,500-seat stadium at Clark College.The short-season Class A Bears would play 38 games a summer.The $23 million multi-use facility would be used by Clark College baseball, softball and soccer teams and be available for community use as well.Wombacher said when the Portland Beavers left the area, it opened up the metro market as the largest in the country without any type of professional baseball team.In Yakima, the Bears average approximately 1,900 people a game and have the lowest attendance in the Northwest League.YAKIMA — A ninth-inning rally to keep the Yakima Bears from moving to Vancouver may suffer the same fate as a proposed regional aquatic center two years ago.Last week, the Yakima City Council voted to talk to Selah and Union Gap about teaming up to build a new stadium for the Bears. The minor league baseball team recently announced a tentative deal with Clark County, contingent on construction there of a new 3,500-seat, $23 million ballpark and county commissioner approval.last_img read more

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Longshore union sues law enforcement over tactics

first_imgOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Longshore union filed a federal lawsuit against local authorities Thursday, accusing them of using brutal tactics while arresting members for non-violent misdemeanors.The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said in the civil rights complaint that authorities have engaged in a campaign to harass and intimidate the union. The lawsuit accuses officials of “excessive and unwarranted brutal arrest procedures” and seeks to deter such conduct.“Longshore workers and their supporters are no longer free to move about their hometown without fear of being ambushed in front of children and families by an overzealous, out-of-control Police Chief and Sheriff,” said ILWU International President Bob McEllrath in a statement. “This blatant abuse of authority has to stop.”The suit names Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha as well as the county and city.Grover Laseke, a spokesman for the sheriff, declined to comment on the specific allegations in the case because officials haven’t had a chance to see it. But he said authorities believe officers have acted professional and have done their job the way it needs to be done.“We feel that any allegations of abuse or excessive force are not accurate,” Laseke said.The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office estimates that it has made more than 200 arrests in recent months over a labor dispute at a Port of Longview grain terminal. Protesters have blocked trains, and federal officials have accused the union of damaging property and making death threats.last_img read more

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Shifts fuel worldwide push for legal pot

first_imgIn a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley. In Morocco, one of the world’s top producers of the concentrated pot known as hashish, two leading political parties want to legalize its cultivation, at least for medical and industrial use.And in Mexico City, the vast metropolis of a country ravaged by horrific cartel bloodshed, lawmakers have a brand new proposal to let stores sell the drug.From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction — a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington and the small South American nation of Uruguay, which in December became the first country to approve nationwide pot legalization.Leaders long weary of the drug war’s violence and futility have been emboldened by changes in U.S. policy, even in the face of opposition from their own conservative populations. Some are eager to try an approach that focuses on public health instead of prohibition, and some see a potentially lucrative industry in cannabis regulation.“A number of countries are saying, ‘We’ve been curious about this, but we didn’t think we could go this route,’” said Sam Kamin, a University of Denver law professor who helped write Colorado’s marijuana regulations. “It’s harder for the U.S. to look at other countries and say, ‘You can’t legalize, you can’t decriminalize,’ because it’s going on here.”last_img read more

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