Lights Out in Rio Olympic Stadium

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — The track and field stadium for this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was without power Monday with the city hall and Rio football club Botafogo blaming each other for unpaid utility bills.In a statement to The Associated Press, the city hall said Botafogo has been responsible for the utility bills since May 2015.But the club told the AP that the city government owed it money to pay water and electricity bills.The Brazilian newspaper Globoesporte said the unpaid bills totaled 1 million reals ($250,000).Brazil is in the middle of a deep recession, forcing cutbacks on Olympic organizers.The Rio organizing committee said Monday it expected the stadium to be ready to host a test event in May, but referred questions to the club and city hall.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Portugal PM defends Ronaldo amid rape accusation

first_imgLisbon (Portugal), Oct 7 (AP) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has spoken out in defense of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been embroiled in a rape accusation.Speaking to television on the Spanish island of Lanzarote on Saturday, Costa made an appeal to the presumption of innocence, as well as Ronaldo’s successful career.”People need to understand one and for all that there’s one thing that is presumption of innocence,” Costa said.”It is not enough for someone to be accused of something to be guilty of it.”Costa added: “If there’s something we have proof of is that he is an extraordinary professional, an extraordinary sportsman, an extraordinary footballer, and someone who has honored and given prestige to Portugal, and certainly what we all wish for is that nothing can ever stain that record of Ronaldo.”Last week, Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. saying she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Police have re-opened an investigation.Ronaldo has denied the accusation.Ronaldo’s Italian club Juventus sent a statement of support and called him a “great champion,” but his sponsors Nike and video game maker EA Sports have expressed concern about the allegation.Ronaldo is Europe’s all-time leading scorer in international matches. He helped Portugal win the European Championship in 2016. (AP) DIPDIPlast_img read more

HHI Undergoes Tax Probe

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilding conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is undergoing a tax probe launched amid speculations on the shipbuilder’s involvement in illegal overseas fund transactions.The investigation is likely to spread toward the shipbuilder’s affiliates. Hyundai Heavy has 26 affiliates in shipbuilding, heavy machinery, and the plant and energy businesses.According to HHI, the investigation is part of regular tax audit activities taking place every five years. HHI was last probed in 2010.However, the National Tax Services (NTS) is reported to be looking at the possible irregularities aside to regular investigation.“We have found many problems in Hyundai Heavy Industries’ overseas fund transactions during a preliminary investigation,” the Korea Herald cited an NTS official as saying. “Additionally, we have spotted substantial amounts of illegal inside trades amongst affiliates.” Auditors from Seoul and Busan regional tax offices began scrutinizing records at the company’s headquarters in Ulsan, as informed on Wednsday.HHI posted nearly 50% less in new orders in the first two months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.The shipbuilding conglomerate has resorted to restructuring measures that saw lay-offs and closing of unprofitable business branches, such as those engaged in renewables, so as to steer back to profit.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

CalMac Fits Fuel Monitoring Systems on 10 Ferries

first_imgzoom Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has contracted marine diesel power generation specialist Royston Limited to fit fuel monitoring systems on ten of its largest vessels.In a competitive tender, Royston successfully proposed the installation of its new second generation Enginei fuel management system for the work. The tender is linked to CalMac’s aim to save fuel and reduce emissions in ships over 2,500 GRT by installing specialist fuel monitoring instrumentation to determine the most efficient operating parameters for individual vessels.The Enginei system uses Coriolis flowmeters and sensors to accurately monitor the fuel being consumed by each of a vessel’s engines, which is tracked against GPS data, voyage details and operational mode. The real time data is collected, processed and relayed to bridge and engine room-mounted touchscreen monitors to enable the ship’s master to adjust vessel speed and take whatever other actions are needed to reduce fuel consumption.In addition, remote data access is provided for onshore teams through a secure online portal, with bespoke software and special reporting options enabling a comprehensive picture of fuel and vessel performance to be maintained.The installation of the Enginei systems on the selected CalMac ferries began this summer. Eight of the 10 vessels concerned have had the system installed and the remaining two will be achieved during their routine annual maintenance period.The work has been carried out at different Scottish, Hebridean and Western Isles ports in keeping with the ferries’ operational schedules.“Our commitment to the taxpayer and the environment has come together with Project Ecoship,” said CalMac’s technical director Peter Breslin.“The fuel monitoring systems have only recently been installed on our vessels and the project is in a bedding-in phase. But both early data and anecdotal feedback from the ships is encouraging and we expect to see significant benefits in due course both to our carbon footprint and our bottom line.”last_img read more

Marine Animals Featured in Government House Event Series

first_imgA revolutionary look at ocean conditions and marine life will be the topic of the next presentation at Government House in Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. Sara Iverson, scientific director of the Ocean Tracking Network, will share insights from the project that unites leading scientists around the globe who are studying sharks, eels and other marine animals to better understand changes in the world’s oceans. The presentation is part of the Lieutenant Governor’s Evenings at Government House free public series, which celebrates civic and cultural excellence in the province. “Nova Scotia is a world leader in ocean research,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. “It is important that we recognize the ground-breaking work that is being led from our province. “I invite everyone with an interest in conservation, the ocean, and marine animals to Government House for Dr. Iverson’s presentation.” Visit http://lt.gov.ns.ca , or call 424-7001 for more information.last_img read more

NSLC Announces Yearend Results

first_img A detailed news release can be found by following the News Releases link on the NSLC website at www.myNSLC.com . -30- net income (earnings) totalled $241.3 million; up $13.3 million or 5.8 per cent total sales were $607.6 million; an increase of $16.3 million or 2.8 per cent total volume of alcohol sold was up 1.7 per cent overall retail customer transactions (purchases) were up 1.1 per cent, while the average dollar value of each transaction grew by one per cent Nova Scotia wine sales, made with locally grown grapes, grew by 8.7 per cent to $9.6 million Nova Scotia craft beer sales grew by 25.5 per cent to $7.6 million. The craft beer industry has grown significantly over the past year, and now comprises four per cent of all beer sold. There are now 32 micro breweries in Nova Scotia and more than 40 craft beer listings available at NSLC stores Nova Scotia spirit sales grew by 177.3 per cent to $1.5 million. Nova Scotia distillers had a very strong year in sales through NSLC stores. Awareness and popularity of local spirits continued to grow and was helped along after several of the local varieties carried by the NSLC were recognized and won medals this spring at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco Nova Scotia commercial wine sales, produced here with imported grapes, were up 7.3 per cent to $21.7 million Nova Scotia commercial beer sales were stable in 2015-2016, at $160.5 million Nova Scotia ready-to-drink products, which are largely ciders, had a strong year with sales increasing by 44.4 per cent. The popularity of ciders in Nova Scotia continues to grow, and now comprises 22 per cent of all ready-to-drink sales The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) released its year-end results today, June 28, for April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Compared to last year: “I am very pleased to report a strong year for our company in 2015-2016,” said NSLC president and CEO Bret Mitchell. “While several factors contributed to these results, including our efforts to control costs, they confirm we’re focusing on the right things: customer service excellence, promoting responsible enjoyment and supporting local industry.” Local product sales highlights:last_img read more

Superman Hall Of Heroes Honors Those Who Make A Difference

first_imgIn a ceremony in New York’s Times Square yesterday, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment officially announced the launch of Superman Hall of Heroes, an online gift-giving portal that empowers consumers to honor their personal heroes – those who have made a positive impact on their lives or the lives of others.Matthew Reeve, eldest son of Christopher Reeve, accepts the Superman Hall of Heroes award on behalf of his fatherTo mark the occasion, an inaugural class of notable heroes from diverse backgrounds was honored, among them, courageous military personnel, forward thinking educational leaders, heroes in public safety and inspirational athletes.“For more than 75 years, Superman has inspired us to achieve heroic feats, act with moral integrity, and embrace our individuality,” said Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “WBCP and DC Entertainment are honored to launch the Superman Hall of Heroes, which pays tribute to everyday heroes who embody the attributes we admire in the ‘Man of Steel.’”Inspired by Superman and the character attributes that define the world’s first and most recognized Super Hero – an American icon who represents unwavering morals and an endless pursuit of truth and justice – the Superman Hall of Heroes is a gift–giving program that offers a fun and inspirational way for fans to pay tribute to their heroes by submitting their photo and story online to www.SupermanHallofHeroes.com where it will be showcased in perpetuity. As part of their tribute, consumers can choose from multiple gift–giving options and levels. Through Father’s Day, a portion of the proceeds from sales of Superman Hall of Heroes packages will go to The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.“The Superman Hall of Heroes provides a unique opportunity for everyone to celebrate those individuals – coaches, mentors, teachers, parents, friends and more – who have made a positive impact on their lives or on the lives of others,” added Globe.Annually, the Superman Hall of Heroes will induct a new class of nationally recognized heroes from all walks of life. The 2014 inaugural class of heroes includes athletes, military members, civic leaders and entertainers who, through their good works, inspire others to make a difference. During the ceremony at Military Island in Times Square, the following honorees became the first people inducted into the Superman Hall of Heroes:• Alana Nichols – Paralympian athlete who is the first female athlete to win gold medals in both the summer and winter Paralympics Games • Christopher Reeve –American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist who achieved stardom for his portrayal of Superman and founded The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which advances research and quality of life initiatives in their relentless pursuit of cures for paralysis • David Burke – Philanthropic celebrity chef who has volunteered his time and talent to countless organizations such as March Of Dimes, No Kid Hungry, Family Reach and the Charles Lafitte Foundation • Dick and Rick Hoyt (“Team Hoyt”) – Father and son duo who compete in athletic events to promote awareness of the physically challenged • Jackie Robinson – Professional baseball player and civil rights activist who is remembered for becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball • Jeff Charbonneau – 2013 National Teacher of the Year who started a program to help students get college credit for the classes they take in high school • Robyn Rosenberger – Founder of Tiny Super Heroes, an organization that empowers extraordinary kids who are fighting to overcome illness or disability by providing them with capes • Sal Giunta – Former United States Army soldier and the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan • Salvatore Cassano – FDNY Commissioner who has been recognized five times for bravery over his 40 year career in public service and was instrumental in rebuilding the FDNY after the September 11 attacks. Cassano accepted on behalf of the entire FDNY • Shaquille O’Neal – Retired professional basketball player and current television analyst who is an instrumental partner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, hosting several yearly events such as Shaq-A-Claus, Shaqs-giving and Toys for TotsThe Superman Hall of Heroes program will spread good will throughout the year with The Red Cape Crew, a community outreach initiative that will perform random acts of kindness in markets across the country. The Red Cape Crew will contribute to local community efforts and follow the examples set by heroes to make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. Fans can volunteer with and follow The Red Cape Crew at SupermanHallofHeroes.com/redcapecrew.Ranging in price from $4.99 to $145.99, Superman Hall of Heroes offers unique gift giving packages available at multiple options and levels, giving consumers the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have made a positive impact on their lives or the lives of others. Each package comes with an induction certificate and permanent listing in the Superman Hall of Heroes. Additional package options include apparel and accessories, housewares, sports equipment and more. The Superman Hall of Heroes online gift-giving portal is currently only available to residents in the United States.last_img read more

Development gains must not be lost amid current crises – Migiro

“We should use every opportunity in 2009 to ensure that these trying times do not distract us from our commonly shared goals, particularly the goal of pursuing peace and prosperity for all,” Ms. Migiro told delegates during a General Assembly meeting on development.She noted that today’s crises threaten efforts to reduce poverty and achieve other development targets, including those world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The financial crisis, in particular, is threatening to roll back gains in a number of other areas, especially if official development assistance (ODA) suffers as a result of the economic slowdown. “We know that people and countries plagued by poverty will be hit hardest by the crisis. This is why aid flows have to be sheltered from its impact,” she said. The expected recessions in most developed economies are likely to slow the robust growth experienced by developing countries during the past five years. There is already evidence that the financial crisis is proving contagious, as exports from and remittance flows into many developing countries are diminishing. While some important steps have been undertaken to strengthen international development cooperation, she noted that there is a growing fear of setbacks if the recessions in developed countries deepen.Furthermore, the slow-down in developing countries is coming before many of them have had a chance to recover from the shocks of food and fuel price hikes of 2007 and 2008. The prospects for the least developed countries are deteriorating rapidly.“The financial crisis has made it clear that our destinies are deeply interconnected,” stated Ms. Migiro. “We have to work together to ensure that our gains are not lost.” The Deputy Secretary-General stressed that in times of crisis, global solidarity is vital, and recalled the political will and pledges of support displayed at September’s high-level event on the MDGs.At the 25 September meeting, governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups rallied around Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call to action by announcing an estimated $16 billion in new commitments to meet the MDGs. 15 December 2008Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged countries to work together to ensure that critical development gains are not lost at a time when the world’s people are facing multiple crises involving food, fuel and finance, all of which threaten global anti-poverty efforts. read more

Nissanka Senadhipathi questioned by CID

Ministers Rajitha Senaratane, Patali Champika Ranawaka and Arjuna Ranatunga had written to the IGP calling for an investigation into the allegations.Senadhipathi had claimed that three Ministers had taken a bribe from him but the three Ministers had rejected the claims. (Colombo Gazette) Avant Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi appeared before the CID today to make a statement over a complaint filed against him.Three Ministers had earlier called for an investigation by the police into claims made by Avant Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi that they took bribes from him. read more

New Plug Play sensor DX500 enables predictive gear unit maintenance

first_imgGear unit manufacturer Flender launched its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist recently. The new smart sensor in the Diagnostex product series is a plug & play solution for measurement of vibrations and temperatures on the gear unit and notifies the system operator of irregularities by app straight to smartphone or tablet. It enables the planning of predictive service work before unscheduled interruptions or stoppages of the production process can occur and so increases system availability. The DX500 system is thus a further step towards the digitalisation of drive solutions.Vibration and temperature sensor with app for gear unit diagnosisOptimised system availability and avoidance of unscheduled stoppages thanks to predictive maintenanceAutonomous monitoring solution for gear units in the low to middle torque range.A temperature and vibration sensor measures and monitors parameters on the gear unit itself and indicates changes by means of LED signals and alarm signal in the DX Assist app or the customer LAN. All alarms are recorded and the system operator can initiate the order of required replacement parts and detailed gear unit analyses by Flender experts directly with a click. The Assist app is thus a tool for integrated gear unit management. The operator is provided with a digital and mobile service log-book for his gear unit to enable him to optimise his spare-part management and reduce maintenance and failure costs.“The sensor is precisely programmed by our technicians to suit the gear-unit configuration at the time of ordering, so enabling the customer to profit from our know-how in gear unit manufacturing and many years of condition monitoring experience. That also goes for data analysis. Only a monitoring solution supplied by the gear unit manufacturer itself can offer an advantage of this kind,” says Nevzat Özcan, General Manager of the Customer Service Business Segment.The DX500 system is available right at the time of gear unit purchase or, in the case of existing systems, after purchase and is easy to install. Thanks to the incorporated analysis function it operates autonomously. A simple diagnostic solution, it is especially intended for gear units for all industrial applications in the low to middle torque range.last_img read more

Emergency workers set for national rally on pay cuts

first_imgTHE 24/7 FRONTLINE Services Alliance, representing members of the emergency services from five organisations across the country, will hold a rally tomorrow over proposed pay cuts.The 24/7 Alliance is made up of the Garda Representative Association, the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, the Prison Officers Association and the Psychiatric Nurses Association.The group aims to highlight its opposition to government proposals to cut the pay of frontline workers at the rally in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin at 6pm tomorrow.The meeting will see over 2,500 members come together in the latest stage in the Alliance’s campaign to protect the income of its members.This national rally will agree further initiatives, in the campaign, including a nationwide lobby of all back bench TDs and Senators which the Alliance said will commence immediately.Read: Shatter ‘as angry as gardaí’ at financial situation>last_img read more

Update on report about Warner Bros and WWE library

first_img In an update to an earlier story by TheWrap.com about Warner Bros. looking to purchase the entire WWE library, it is said according to a new report by Dave Meltzer that the story is not true. However, Warner Bros. is in negotitations with Cinedigm, the home video distributor for WWE, about the home video distribution rights to the entire WWE library. Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WWE Network to be updated this week with a new design, simpler navigation, search tools Google+center_img ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Facebook WhatsApp Rey Mysterio to return this Monday on RAW, update to tag team match stipulationslast_img read more

922 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles The 9/22 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/28/14. The show came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8.The show, which drew a 2.69 cable rating with an average audience of 3.88 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kanye West Now Playing Up Next WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeupcenter_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Listing schedule for the WWE Network for October 9 2014

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Pinterest John Cena WWE Network live-stream schedule for 10/9/14:10:00 am ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 7/4/02. Kurt Angle battles the Undertaker for the WWE title. Edge teams with an icon in a shot at Tag Team gold. Plus, John Cena, Batista, and more.11:30 am ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 9/12/02. In one of the most controversial moments in WWE history, SmackDown plays host to the commitment ceremony of Billy and Chuck.12:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 7/7/14. Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE’s Monday Night Raw.1:00 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 7/15/04. Eddie Guerrero battles John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield for the WWE Championship inside a steel cage. John Cena looks to regain his U.S. Title.2:30 pm ET – SmackDown 15th Anniversary: 7/29/04. Eddie Guerrero hosts an auction of Kurt Angle’s most prized possessions.3:00 pm ET – Legends House: 5/8/14. The Legends head to Sin City and the hijinks begin! After some ‘manscaping,’ they partake in a Chippendales show you have to see to believe!4:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 10/9/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!5:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 10/9/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!6:00 pm ET – Edge Christian SmackDown Special: 10/6/14. Edge and Christian’s 15th Anniversary SmackDown Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness…Enough Said.7:00 pm ET – Legends House: 5/1/14. A bowling competition kicks things off! However, the real mayhem begins when the WWE Legends attempt to film a bizarre commercial.8:00 pm ET – Legends House: 5/8/14. The Legends head to Sin City and the hijinks begin! After some ‘manscaping,’ they partake in a Chippendales show you have to see to believe!9:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 10/9/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!10:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 10/9/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!11:00 pm ET – Legends House: 5/8/14. The Legends head to Sin City and the hijinks begin! After some ‘manscaping,’ they partake in a Chippendales show you have to see to believe!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Jimmy Falloncenter_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Twitter Facebook WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Videos Articles Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour todaylast_img

Fire watch issued as heat wave looms

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Clark County beginning this afternoon.Through Tuesday evening, lowlands of the county will experience heat, wind and low relative humidity that can cause fires, according to the weather service. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph.Outdoor burning is not recommended while the watch is in effect.The increased fire danger comes as hot weather is expected to hit the area this week. After a high of 86 degrees today, peaks will reach 94 degrees Tuesday and 93 degrees Wednesday, according to the weather service.“We’ll probably be very close to the hottest weather we’ve seen this summer, if not the hottest,” said Colby Neuman, a meteorologist with the weather service.On Tuesday’s date, the record is 98 degrees, while the record for Wednesday is 100 degrees.“It’s within the margin of error that it could either tie or set one of those records,” Neuman said.Thursday through Labor Day weekend, highs will gradually taper closer to 80 degrees, according to the weather service. Lows throughout the week are expected to hover between 60 degrees and 65 degrees.“There is, at least, some relief on the way,” Neuman said.An area of high pressure from the Pacific Ocean combined with easterly winds will cause the heat wave, Neuman said. Areas of the county more exposed to the winds — such as Vancouver, Camas and Washougal — will see less dramatic cooling down at night, while northern locations will experience more relief from the heat.last_img read more

Beacon Rocks bounty of recreation beckons

first_imgSKAMANIA — Completed in 1918, the mile-long trail to the top of Beacon Rock is the oldest part of Beacon Rock State Park, but it represents a small fraction of what the 5,400-acre park has to offer.Even if you’re not sure exactly what you want to do for the day, heading east from Vancouver to Beacon Rock State Park will give you many options.Thirty-five miles from Vancouver, the park encompasses inland and waterfront recreation, camping and day-use areas, as well as trails that welcome people, horses and dogs.Senior Park Aide Ian Navarrette said many people are surprised to find that the park is more than just the Beacon Rock Trail.Perhaps that’s because the parking lot for Beacon Rock Trail is right along Highway 14, and the other parts of the park are somewhat hidden down side roads.All of the access roads are west of the Beacon Rock parking lot.Every area offers unique features along with trails that differ in length and difficulty. Dogs are welcome in most of the park unless otherwise posted. Restrooms are found at each trailhead.last_img read more

Poll Majority favors red flag laws checks

first_imgAmericans across party and demographic lines overwhelmingly support expanded background checks for gun buyers and allowing law enforcement to temporarily seize weapons from troubled individuals, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, as President Donald Trump and Republicans face fresh pressure to act.Although the poll finds a continued partisan divide on more far-reaching gun-control proposals, public opinion is firmly behind Democrats’ push for action as Congress returns to Washington on Monday. More Americans say they trust congressional Democrats over Trump to handle the nation’s gun laws, 51 percent to 36 percent, with independents siding with Democrats by a 17-point margin – a divide that could have political ramifications for the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.Democrats and allied activists have been trying to kick-start a national push for new federal gun restrictions for weeks, since the mass shootings last month in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Urgency dissipated as a six-week congressional recess wore on, but the deadly rampage in West Texas on Aug. 31 has reignited the issue.The Post-ABC poll finds 86 percent of Americans support implementing “red-flag” provisions, which allow guns to be taken from people judged to be a danger to themselves or others. And 89 percent support expanding federal background checks to cover private sales and gun-show transactions. Both measures are supported by at least 8 in 10 Republicans, white evangelical Christians, members of gun-owning households and other traditionally conservative groups.More far-reaching restrictions also have majority support, the survey finds, albeit by more modest margins. Six in 10 support a federal ban on gun magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.last_img read more

Spanish FA approves Final Four format for Super Cup

first_imgThe four-team tournament will take place in January 2020 from the 8th to the 12th. The FA has yet to decide the hosting country.Starting in 2020 the Spanish Super Cup will have a new format and new date to be celebrated, according to the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) which announced the changes today.The new format will feature the best four teams of the Copa del Rey and the La Liga competition.If a team is in the Copa del Rey Final and in the top-two of the national competition, the place would pass down to the next team in the league.This means that the 2019 Spanish Super Cup will feature at least Barcelona, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, and Real Madrid.The tournament will also take place in January of next year, the first Semifinal will be played on January 8th, the second the next day, and the final on January 12th.The host country has yet to be decided, but according to RFEF president Luis Rubiales, there’s a possibility to take it to Saudi Arabia or the United States.“We are working on it,” said Rubiales according to Sky Sports.“Nothing has been signed. Saudi Arabia is an option and we have not denied that.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“We are looking for the best thing for the teams and the players and the referees,” he added.“The United States is an option, we have had proposals from there too.”“We have to look for what would be best for everyone,” the president concluded.🗣 Alfredo Olivares, director de competiciones y de fútbol no profesional de la RFEF, explica el nuevo formato de competición de la #Supercopaℹ Más info: https://t.co/A4dFLu8VcA#AsambleaRFEF#SomosFútbol #SomosFederación📺 EN DIRECTO: https://t.co/tP49bARXDv pic.twitter.com/qWwkdVeKJa— RFEF (@rfef) April 29, 2019last_img read more

Ireland manager shocked after attack on Agberhiere

first_imgMick McCarthy couldn’t believe why would someone attack Ireland’s U17 international footballer Tega Agberhiere and his friends.Last week Ireland Republic U17 footballer Tega Agberhiere and two friends were attacked with a corrosive substance, sending him to the hospital where he is recovering from burns to his face and eyes.And today Ireland senior squad manager Mick McCarthy has publicly spoken about what happened to the underage prospect.“I was shocked to hear what happened to Tega and his friends in Waterford and I am sure I speak on behalf of everyone involved with football in Ireland when I wish them all well as they recover from the effects of this attack,” McCarthy said to the BBC.declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“I know Tega is a very promising young footballer and I hope and pray that he is back on the pitch in the very near future. My best wishes to Tega, to his friends and to their families.”He said: “It is very upsetting to hear about the incident involving Tega and I hope that he can complete a speedy recovery.”“Tega was in with us at Under-17 level and he had a great attitude as well as a lot of ability. All of the lads in the squad and the staff send on their best wishes to him and his family,” he added.“Tega worked with us with the Under 16 group last season and was part of the squad for the Victory Shield in Northern Ireland in late 2017 and for a doubleheader in Romania that same year. He came across as a nice, quiet lad who loved his football and I can only wish him well with his recovery.”last_img read more

Kennedy believes Celtic can attract great players

first_imgThe team’s assistant manager believes his team won’t “lose any sleep” over missing out on capturing the services of David Turnbull.Celtic was close to signing 19-year-old midfielder David Turnbull.The player was selected Scotland’s Young Player of the Year.And he had talked with the Scottish champions, but recently-promoted Norwich City have matched the proposal and the youngster might go and play in the English Premier League.But according to assistant manager John Kennedy, his team can still attract great players.“I definitely believe we can attract the calibre of signings we need,” said Kennedy to The Scotsman.“Everyone knows who Celtic is and we can’t compete with the big money in England, but we can compete with other European clubs.”“It’s also not just about talent – players coming here need to have the right mindset,” he added.“We were obviously interested in David, whom we rate very highly.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“He’s done very well at Motherwell and everything had been agreed between the clubs,” the assistant said.“It all came down to a difference between the player’s representative and the club because the offer we made him was fair – it was extremely good, actually, for a player at that stage of his career.”Kennedy concluded: “What we want is for players to be hungry and we also want them to come here for the right reasons, not just financially, and for a 19-year-old with less than a full season for Motherwell under his belt, the offer we made was very good.”“The reality is that, if players come here and do well, then they’ll be amply rewarded as the years progress.”📹 Lennoxtown: Access All Areas!Exactly one week before the first pre-season game in Austria, go behind the scenes at the #CelticFC Training Centre as Neil Lennon puts the Bhoys through an intensive double training session. 🔥 #TurnUpTheHeat pic.twitter.com/9EUqa3SUkg— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) June 19, 2019last_img read more