Former United player Gary Neville says it’s positive for the club as they triggered a one-year extension in David de Gea’s deal.Manchester United took the option of triggering a one-year extension clause in De Gea’s contract to keep the Spaniard at Old Trafford at least until talks for new long-term are finalized.Reports this week stated that David de Gea wanted to become the joint highest paid player in the club and earn the same wage as Alexis Sanchez.“At the moment, it is a positive thing for the club,” Neville told Sky Sports.“All I would say is that Manchester United feels like a football club which is having to overpay to keep players because they are not in a position of strength, they are running their contracts down basically.Maguire 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…“It’s happened since Sir Alex Ferguson left – with Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj, David de Gea before, Anthony Martial.“Players are being allowed to run them down because the club isn’t in a position of strength, then they are having to overpay.“Other clubs are having to pay, don’t get me wrong, but are basically in a strong position where they say: “No problem, we’ll sell you and get another player for this team, they are queuing up to play” and that’s the problem Manchester United have at this moment in time.“They have lost their strength, bargaining and having to overpay and negotiate hard with their own players.“It’s a slight worry but definitely a positive that De Gea looks like he is going to sign that extension.”
Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been discussing the team’s tactical approach and squad strength following their win at Newcastle United.“The team talk was about game management, especially keeping the crowd quiet.” Solskjaer said, according to the club’s official website.“In the first 10-12 minutes we did that really well and kept them at bay but then we made one or two mistakes and the crowd got going. Suddenly, you’re under pressure and [Christian] Atsu got away down the left a couple of times.”“Phil [Jones] made a great block and tackle but, again, those were the moments you don’t want to have in front of a crowd at a club like this. But I thought the lads really got into the game again and the fans again were fantastic, as I said before.”Maguire 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…On the strength of his squad, Solskjaer said:“Yeah, of course. It’s a squad game, it’s a team game and we know everyone’s going to play a part. Every single player here is going to have a say in us moving up the table and getting the results and performances that we need. Today, I thought the ones who started did really well.”“We were solid and then the strikers made the difference. These games, when you go to these places, when you’re getting a bit tired — that’s when your character comes out.”“That’s when your personality and your hunger to win games comes out. Everyone wants to win but you see these players, the character… they needed to win this game.”
KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 15, 2018 Pacific Trails Middle School student to represent San Diego in National Spelling Bee KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Pacific Trails Middle School eighth-grader won the San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee Thursday and will represent the San Diego region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Kevin Luo, 13, will head to the national competition of ace spellers in May in National Harbor, Maryland, after besting 92 other competitors in the local spelling bee by correctly spelling “gradine,” which is a riser, or a series of low steps or seats raised above one another. This is the second consecutive year that a student at Pacific Trails in Carmel Valley has won the countywide title.“The Spelling Bee is a time-honored academic competition that I’m glad is still practiced and applauded today,” said Paul Gothold, San Diego County superintendent of schools.Round one of the San Diego competition started off with easier words like “bagel,” “dejected” and “loiter.” Things got more difficult as more than half of participants were eliminated in the first and second rounds, according to the San Diego County Office of Education.The third round included words like “kestrel,” a type of falcon; “potsherd,” a piece of broken earthen pot; and “theomachy,” a battle or strife among the gods.There were two other spellers in the final round: Bennet Wade, a seventh-grader at Classical Academy, and Felipe Contreras, a seventh-grader at Pacific Beach Middle School. They will serve as alternates if Luo is unable to compete in the national competition.A San Diego representative last took home the national title in 2012, when Francis Parker School student Snigdha Nandipati won the competition. March 15, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Steve Bosh Updated: 5:29 PM Chief Zimmerman, local law enforcement leaders endorse Bonnie Dumanis for County Supervisor Posted: April 9, 2018 April 9, 2018 Steve Bosh, 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) — Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, joined by other law enforcement leaders, made her first political endorsement Monday, announcing her support of Bonnie Dumanis for County Supervisor.“Bonnie has spent her entire life protecting our community, as a prosecutor, a judge and as our District Attorney for 15 years,” said Zimmerman. “I have seen first-hand how Bonnie collaborates to bring people together to solve issues. She focuses her efforts on getting things done and not on who gets the credit. I support Bonnie Dumanis and I know Bonnie will make us all proud as a County Supervisor.”Former FBI Special Agent in Charge for San Diego Eric Birnbaum, former Chula Vista Police Chief David Berajano, and National City Police Chief Manny Rodriguez, representing the San Diego County Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, also announced their support.“Bonnie Dumanis is just the person San Diego County needs on the Board of Supervisors, said former FBI SAC Birnbaum. “Her enthusiasm, experience, integrity, and dedication to public service will ensure the people of the Fourth District are well represented.”“As a member of the law enforcement community for over 35 years, it is an honor to support one of San Diego’s most accomplished and proven leaders,” said former Chula Vista Chief Berajano. “There is no doubt, Judge Dumanis will be fully engaged with the District 4 community to improve quality of life issues for all.”National City Chief of Police Rodriguez affirmed the support of the San Diego County Chiefs and Sheriff Association, saying, “Bonnie has a proven track record of dedicated public service to our community; her commitment to excellence and caring outlook has opened a pathway for our communities to thrive. Her collaborative style and wiliness to listen has enhanced our region’s effectiveness. Bonnie’s leadership experience as judge and District Attorney make her uniquely qualified to further serve San Diego County residents.”“I have devoted my life to law enforcement and proud of my 35 years of service in protecting our communities from crime,” said Dumanis. “That experience has taught me how to deal with critical issues facing our community.”Dumanis continued, “The support of the men and women I’ve worked alongside means a great deal to me and I’m proud to have that support.”Dumanis has been endorsed by more than a dozen law enforcement associations, unions, and leaders in bid to succeed Supervisor Ron Roberts. Her work with other law enforcement leaders has helped make San Diego the safest urban county in America. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee recently marked-up their 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization bill and it is now ready to go to the floor of the House and the Senate.One unexpected provision included in the bill that is of interest to the American Soybean Association (ASA), is language to move the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) from discretionary to mandatory spending. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has a Harbor Maintenance Task Force that is currently evaluating the provision and stakeholder groups are awaiting their analysis.The 2014 WRRDA bill included compromise language with appropriators that established increased amounts that would be provided annually for the HMTF through the discretionary appropriations process. If it can avoid objections from appropriators, moving the HMTF to mandatory funding would seemingly benefit ports and increase funding available for expansion and upgrades.Also during the House T&I Committee mark-up, Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) offered an amendment, supported by the waterways industry, to increase the threshold of a major rehabilitation project to $35 million. The amendment was withdrawn after the Committee leadership promised to work to address the issue in subsequent negotiations on the bill.Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) offered another amendment to the House WRDA bill, which passed on a voice vote to direct the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate alternative models to manage the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF). This could include possible transfer of management authority to a government-owned corporation.The Senate version of the bill was marked up on April 28 by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.
The American Soybean Association (ASA), which represents growers of the nation’s largest agricultural export, expressed its support today for Ted McKinney to fill the newly established Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs post at USDA, and Sam Clovis as Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics.“The U.S. exports well over half of the soybeans we produce, and agriculture is one of only a handful of business sectors in the country with a positive trade balance–$17 billion last year. That success abroad leads to success here at home, returning billions to the economy and supporting more than a million jobs. Ted McKinney is a person that understands the global nature of our business, and has represented farmers well in both the public and private sectors,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer from Roseville, Ill. “In his role as director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and is his previous leadership roles within the agriculture industry, Ted has exemplified the understanding of how as American farmers our work impacts and is impacted by the world around us. ASA supports Ted’s nomination and looks to the Senate to quickly confirm him.”McKinney’s prospective position in the newly-created Undersecretary for Trade post at USDA is one that ASA and other agriculture groups have long advocated for, including in a letter to the White House in late February.Moore also added ASA’s support for Clovis, saying that “Dr. Clovis’ Iowa and rural Kansas roots will serve him well as the department moves to serve farmers in the fields of research and economics. Dr. Clovis understands the importance of agricultural research to farmers, our ongoing success, and the success of future generations of farmers. He also is well acquainted with the economic issues facing farmers and ranchers. We will look to Dr. Clovis to help advance USDA’s mission in these important fields.”
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.In the campaign to come, Republicans will present economic solutions “that are bold, specific and achievable,” Romney said as he presented his political partner. “We offer our commitment to create 12 million new jobs and bring better take home pay to middle class families.”The two men basked in the cheers of supporters in their made-for-television debut on a ticket hoping to make President Barack Obama’s first term his last. “I did not make a mistake with this guy,” Romney exulted.“I am deeply excited and honored to join you as your running mate,” Ryan said in his first words at the podium.” He said that together, Republicans would eliminate the country’s “debt, doubt and despair.”He said that “Regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem, and Mitt Romney is the solution” to an economy that has yet to make a strong recovery from the worst recession in decades.
The first snowflakes of the season mixed with the rain here at city levels early Saturday morning while Clark County locations above 1,000 feet got an inch or two of snow.The combination of a cool air mass left by Thursday’s storm and clearing skies Friday night, with no south winds to warm things up, was just enough to lower the snow levels for a while. Even in the late afternoon it was only in the upper 30s with falling rain.When we get one of these chilly winter days, it’s good to sit near the fire with a book. Or rove the shopping centers with Christmas on your mind.A blustery storm moves by to our north tonight and Monday bringing high winds along the coast and some good winds inland — possible 40–50 mph along Interstate 5.Heavy snows will fall in the Cascades well into Tuesday. Very cold air after the storm will drop snow levels to 1,000 feet; if there is any moisture left, we could see snow on urban hilltops — at 500 feet or so.
OLYMPIA (AP) — Minority Leader Richard DeBolt announced Wednesday he is stepping down as House Republican leader because of recent unspecified health problems.DeBolt, of Chehalis, told colleagues on the House floor that he is handing off the position but will serve out his two-year term. “I’m not leaving,” DeBolt said. “I’m just changing roles for a while.” Last week, he missed several days at the Legislature and was hospitalized after he collapsed at his home.“Two years ago, I had some severe health challenges, and now I’m going to face some new challenges,” DeBolt told fellow lawmakers. “I know I’m going to be fine, but it’s time for me to step aside as leader of the House Republican caucus.”DeBolt left the Capitol after his announcement and made no further comments. DeBolt, 47, suffered from potassium imbalances two years ago and has had some kidney problems that he’s been taking medication for, said Republican Rep. Joel Kretz of Wauconda. Kretz has been named acting minority leader until the caucus reorganizes its leadership. Kretz said that DeBolt was awaiting some tests that should be back by the end of the week, and the hope is that he’ll be able to continue to come back to the Capitol on a part-time basis through the remainder of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end April 28.DeBolt represents the 20th Legislative District, which dips into parts of north Clark County, including the outskirts of La Center. He was first elected in 1996.
A family of five was rescued Saturday after their raft ran into trouble on the East Fork Lewis River, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.Rescuers were dispatched at 4:40 p.m. to a stretch of river upstream from Daybreak Park.Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy said the family — two adults and three children — had trouble while rafting. One of the children swam the river but the rest of the family ended up wet and stranded, standing in the water on the north side of the river.A resident at 9610 N.E. 255th Circle heard the family’s cries for help and called 911.Technical rescue crews came and retrieved the family from the opposite shore.Dawdy said the rafters were cold and wet but uninjured.
As a special committee continues to mull a possible shake-up of the C-Tran Board of Directors, the conversation Tuesday turned to a separate, but related, topic: the bloc veto.That’s the seldom-used rule that allows either the city of Vancouver or Clark County to nix any motion the rest of the C-Tran board approves, as long as its representatives are unified against it. Some smaller cities, already jockeying for more representation on the board, indicated they’d like to do away with the rule they say marginalizes their positions even more.“Every one of the small cities at the table do not have a voice,” said Battle Ground Mayor Lisa Walters, a member of the committee reviewing C-Tran’s board composition. “It’s like we’re seat warmers here.”The committee, however, can’t unilaterally toss out that rule. The bloc veto is written into C-Tran’s bylaws and the agency’s founding documents, and would require full board action to rewrite. But changing the makeup of the board would likely require another look at the bylaws, last updated in 2010.The C-Tran board now has nine voting members: three Vancouver City Council representatives, threeClark County commissioners, and three seats shared in pairs by the county’s six smaller municipalities. The board also includes a nonvoting labor representative.
Click to enlarge The state-of-the-art mock pharmacy, nursing station and biotechnology lab at Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School are ready to inspire students to pursue health and medical careers.But before the state’s first health and bioscience high school welcomes its first students, it’s putting out the welcome mat to the community Thursday afternoon with public tours beginning at 3:30 p.m.Nicknamed HeLa High, the new school is immediately north of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. That proximity will enable students to learn hands-on medical work via internships at the hospital and for medical staff to be guest instructors at the school, said Nicole O’Rourke, an English teacher at HeLa who was assisting student-led tours on Tuesday.The world-class school has attracted teachers with real-world experience in their fields of study. Students will spend their entire day at HeLa High.Linda LeBard, a former molecular biologist who worked in research at Oregon Health & Science University, was preparing her classroom. In the fall, when the school consists of freshmen and sophomores, LeBard will teach chemistry and biology. But in two years, when the school enrollment includes juniors and seniors, she will teach the more advanced biotechnology.“There’s a lot of cool stuff in biotechnology,” LeBard said. She added that she hopes to instill in her students “some of the excitement I feel for the subject.”
The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Friday, warning of potential terrorist attacks by al-Qaida and its affiliates in the Middle East and North Africa that could target tourists on trains, flights or other forms of public transportation.The alert follows the decision to close 21 U.S. embassies across the Muslim world on Sunday in response to the same security threat, according to State Department officials.“Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August,” the State Department said in a statement Friday. It said the potential for attacks was particularly high in the Middle East and North Africa and that it could come from or occur on the Arabian Peninsula.U.S. citizens traveling abroad were urged to take precautions. The alert warned that “terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests,” notably public transportation systems including “subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services.”Speaking at a news briefing Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said a number of embassies were instructed to close on Sunday because of “security considerations.” Sunday is a normal working day in most Muslim countries, and embassies there would typically be open for business.
Vancouver firefighters were among the 80 responders who battled a spectacular three-alarm wildland fire Monday afternoon on Government Island.The blaze was brought under control at 5:46 p.m., Portland Fire & Rescue said. Mop-up continued into the evening and crews were working to insure the fire did not rekindle.Investigators were combing through ashes, hoping to determine a cause. There were no injuries.Thousands could see the plumes of smoke from the fire and drivers on Interstate 205 northbound were delayed.The Glenn Jackson Bridge on Interstate 205 goes over the western portion of the island in the Columbia River. There is no access from the freeway to the 1,600-acre island, so fighting the wildland blaze meant using boats to shuttle equipment and personnel. Traffic in the right northbound lane was closed at 1:28 p.m. to help the firefighting effort. The Oregon Department of Transportation advised travelers that they should expect the lane to remain closed through the Monday afternoon commute.Portland Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched at 1:20 p.m. after people called 911 about the fire that was growing and possibly extending to bushes and trees in the area.About two dozen people on the popular recreational area were evacuated.At 2:12 p.m., with the fire moving southward on the island and burning in the tree canopy, Portland Fire & Rescue called for a second-alarm response, which included requesting crews from Gresham and Vancouver fire departments. A Vancouver Fire Department rescue boat was dispatched to assist with the response.