Hughes backs Stuart Armstrong

first_imgThe Southampton manager says the Scottish midfielder is doing great after he struggled at the start of the seasonScottish midfielder Stuart Armstrong scored his first goals for Southampton in the weekend.And for manager Mark Hughes, this is just the start of something great for the player.“I felt Stuart Armstrong was excellent on Saturday and it was a shame he had to come off late on because of cramp again, which we need to get to the bottom of,” Hughes told The Evening Times.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“He came back into the team lately for ourselves and has shown good intent in his work and I think that has been followed up with his performances at international level.”“He did plateau a little bit at the beginning when he was trying to get a foothold into the team and into the Premier League, but now he looks assured and confident which is a key thing for Stuart,” he added.“He needs to be confident about his form but I think he’s showing good signs in that regard which we will benefit from as Scotland did last week.”last_img read more

Sarri confirms HudsonOdoi will remain at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed that he has been assured by the club board that Callum Hudson-Odoi will not be going anywhere this month.The 18-year-old winger has been strongly linked with a switch to Bayern Munich after the German club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed their interest earlier this month.Chelsea have reportedly turned down three bids from Bayern and a transfer request from Hudson-Odoi himself.The youngster is understood to be frustrated with his role at Chelsea this season with just 61 minutes of Premier League action under his belt, despite starring in cup games.But a delighted Sarri is confident now that Hudson-Odoi will be going nowhere and expressed his satisfaction with the young star’s development.“The club told me in this window he will remain with us for sure, and very probably also in the next,” said Sarri on the club website. “I am very happy with this.“I don’t have the power to sign new contracts here. On the pitch, I am really very happy with him. He is improving. He will be the future of our club, and the future of English future.“I am not frustrated. As I said before, on the pitch he is doing very well, in training and in matches.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.“I am very happy with him, I’m not very happy with the situation, of course, but I know very well every big team here in England has the same problem.He added: “It’s not easy to keep these young players.“He is, of course,e one of the best 18-year-olds in Europe, so it’s very difficult, but the club told me he is out of the market for sure [now], and probably he will be out of the market in July.“I don’t know if he is happy with that, but I can say what I see on the pitch. And on the pitch at the moment he is fantastic.”The Blues will next take on Bournemouth in a Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.Tomorrow, the Blues head to Bournemouth! 👊 pic.twitter.com/AcbLeeCKJa— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 29, 2019last_img read more

White tiger cub seized in Louisiana recovering at Sanctuary in Alpine

first_imgWhite tiger cub seized in Louisiana recovering at Sanctuary in Alpine Posted: January 4, 2018 January 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, ALPINE (KUSI) — A five-month-old white tiger cub has been seized from an unpermitted location in Louisiana and relocated to an exotic animal sanctuary in California.The orphaned female cub, who does not yet have a name, required immediate medical attention for conditions consistent with severe neglect. She is now responding well to treatment. The whereabouts of the cub’s parents are unknown.“Unfortunately, we see this all too often,” says Bobbi Brink, Founder and Director of Lions Tigers & Bears Big Cat and Exotic Animal Rescue, the accredited animal sanctuary where the tiger will now live out the rest of her life. “The exotic pet trade is a multi-billion dollar industry, often leading to illegal ownership like in this case. Many of these animals are pulled from their mothers when they are only days old. They are then subjected to very poor living conditions at the hands of individuals who quickly become overwhelmed by the level of care a full-grown wild animal requires. This in turn poses a very real threat to public health and safety.”The tiger cub arrived at Lions Tigers & Bears on December 22, 2017, where she continues to receive ongoing medical care.White tigers are not classified as a subspecies, nor are they considered albino. The lack of color in the animal’s hair follicles is referred to as leucism, a genetic mutation that occurs naturally in 1 out of every 10,000 births among Bengal tigers in the wild. White tigers in the United States can be traced back to one breeding pair brought to the country in the 1950s. Since then, white tigers have been selectively bred using various species of tigers, resulting in mixed breeds with the leucism gene. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bullitt on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum

first_img“Bullitt” on display at the San Diego Air and Space Museum November 5, 2018 Posted: November 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dave Scott, 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) – Car enthusiasts from around the world have a rare opportunity to view up-close the original “Bullitt.”The 1968 Fastback Mustang, driven in the movie by actor Steve McQueen, is on display here in San Diego.KUSI’s Dave Scott joined us live from the San Diego Air and Space Museum Monday afternoon with more. Dave Scott last_img read more

ASA Welcomes President Trumps Decision to Focus on NAFTA Modernization

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed an announcement from President Donald Trump late Wednesday that the United States would remain a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The announcement came following reports that the White House was readying an executive order to withdraw from the agreement, prompting significant concern and swift action from ASA and other farm groups that recognize the importance of NAFTA and agreements like it. Instead, the White House announced that it will engage with Canada and Mexico in a renegotiation of the major trade pact, which has significantly benefitted soybean producers.“We are relieved by the president’s decision that the United States will work on improving the NAFTA rather than withdrawing from it, and we will continue to closely monitor negotiations as they move forward,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer from Roseville, Ill. “When you’re talking about $3 billion in soybean exports a year, any threats to withdraw from agreements and walk away from markets makes farmers extremely nervous. We remain supportive of efforts to modernize NAFTA and further expand access for U.S. soy in Mexico and Canada, and we look forward to working with the administration to realize these goals.”Moore used the situation to underscore the importance of having key administration personnel like Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in place, and called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Ambassador Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative.“It is clear that Secretary Perdue clearly sees the link between increased access to global markets and success for American farmers,” said Moore.   “We are grateful that he was sworn in this week and had the opportunity to provide advice on the NAFTA decision.  As we move forward, it is key Amb. Lighthizer be in place at USTR. We applaud the Senate Finance Committee for its approval of his nomination, and look to the full Senate to confirm him as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

Southbound freeway paralysis expected this weekend

first_imgWeekend-long daytime double-lane closures will occur on the southbound span of the Interstate 205 bridge on the following four weekends. Transportation officials advise motorists to avoid travel into Oregon if at all possible:o 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday: The right two lanes will be closed around the clock. Onramps from state Highway 14 to southbound I-205 will also be closed.o 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9: The right two lanes will be closed around the clock. Onramps from Highway 14 to I-205 southbound will also be closed.o 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23: The left two lanes will be closed around the clock.o 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13: The left two lanes will be closed around the clock.Worried about construction-related traffic paralysis, transportation department spokespeople in Washington and Oregon have an unusual piece of advice for weekend travelers heading south:Avoid travel.“I wouldn’t say, ‘Don’t drive,’ ” said Brad Wurfel, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. “I’d say, ‘Drive smart. Be strategic.’ “Two of the four southbound lanes will be closed beginning Friday night on the Interstate 205 bridge across the Columbia River. The double-lane closure will remain in effect all weekend.last_img read more

Monitor of sex offenders learns to ride herd on legislators

first_imgOnce again, state corrections officer Tony Shaver of Vancouver has dodged a bullet from Olympia.Under the budget the Legislature passed Wednesday, he can count on at least two more years of state funding for his program, which aims to keep the community safe from sex offenders and other released criminals through close supervision and monitoring.Shaver is assigned to the unit that supervises convicted sex offenders released into the community in Clark County. In January, he headed to Olympia on behalf of his union, Local 313 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, to lobby local legislators on a proposal that would have changed the way the state counts the time inmates serve in court-ordered supervision after they are released from prison, a process known as “tolling.”Under current state policy, if a released sex offender absconds, or violates terms of his release and ends up in jail, that time doesn’t count toward his sentence of supervised release and community-based treatment.The proposed change would have let the Corrections Department count the time a sex offender spends behind bars, or otherwise out of pocket, toward fulfilling his sentence. It would have saved the state an estimated $420,000 between January and June 30.Shaver estimated that at least 2,000 dangerous sex offenders statewide would be released from supervision almost immediately under the measure. He said it also lessened the chance that sex offenders would complete treatment.last_img read more

Weather Eye Heres hoping for a fine autumn interlude this week

first_imgI thought I’d take a trip over the long holiday weekend and ended up on Whidbey Island, an old haunt of mine for getting away from it all. The weather on the drive up Friday from Vancouver was interesting, to say the least.I didn’t think we would get any rain after Thursday, but alas, it followed the weatherman. Leaving Vancouver it was just plain old overcast — no rain. But we had on again, off again drizzle or light showers up I-5. I thought to myself, “If it is going to be raining anywhere it would be in Chehalis.” Yep, it was close to a frog strangler. Doesn’t it always seem to be raining there when you travel through?Yet, a few miles up the road at the factory outlets in Centralia, it was partly sunny (OK, maybe partly cloudy). It was pleasant in Tacoma but rained all the way through Seattle.On the ferry it was overcast, but the sun came out once we hit the island. You can run, but you cannot hide — but maybe I lost the weather gods crossing the Sound.Along the way the leaves were brilliant and further into fall the farther north I traveled. I probably say this every year, but the fall foliage seems more colorful this year. I saw flocks of geese migrating south from Puget Sound.last_img read more

Virginia dad claims Kingdom of North Sudan for his little princess

first_imgJeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Virginia, home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess.Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, didn’t want to make any false promises to Emily, then 6, who was “big on being a princess.” But he still said yes.“As a parent, you sometimes go down paths you never thought you would,” Heaton said.Within months, Heaton was journeying through the desolate southern stretches of Egypt and into an unclaimed 800-square-mile patch of arid desert. There, on June 16 – Emily’s seventh birthday – he planted a blue flag with four stars and a crown on a rocky hill. The area, a sandy expanse sitting along the Sudanese border, morphed from what locals call Bir Tawil into what Heaton and his family call the “Kingdom of North Sudan.”There, Heaton is the self- proclaimed king and Emily is his princess.“I wanted to show my kids I will literally go to the ends of the earth to make their wishes and dreams come true,” Heaton said.Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, told the Bristol Herald Courier last week that Heaton would need legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups to have actual political control of the land.last_img read more

Out of cancer into the light

first_img• What: Light the Night Walk.• When: 5 p.m. Saturday.• Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.• Cost: Free, but participants are encouraged to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.• Registration: www.lightthenight.org/oswimLast fall was an exciting time for Kendall Jones.She had just begun her new job as a teacher at Hockinson Middle School. She got engaged to her now-husband, Richard Jones.But just five days after the proposal, Kendall Jones was dealt a devastating blow. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.“I was looking at being out the rest of the school year,” she said. “It was really devastating on multiple levels. I had no idea how I was going to financially deal with the cancer treatment.”With help from her family, new colleagues and the young adult cancer support group offered by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Jones made it through her diagnosis and treatment. Now, she’s ready to help others.This weekend, Jones will walk in the annual Light the Night Walk sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event raises money for the organization and shines a light on blood cancers. Jones has raised more than $1,000 for the event.Hodgkin’s diagnosisThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society estimates more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. An estimated 156,420 people are expected to be diagnosed with blood cancer this year.Jones’ diagnosis came after the Vancouver woman felt a lump above her collarbone.Jones visited her doctor and then, after her new health insurance kicked in on Oct. 1, 2013, she underwent testing. The tests revealed Hodgkin’s lymphoma.last_img read more

Burmese phone market burgeons

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar — Incense swirls through the air on a darkening evening, as a Buddhist monk sits cross-legged before an ancient temple, his eyes closed in meditation. His cellphone rings. The monk fumbles in his traditional crimson robes, speaks for a while, then puts it aside and continues meditating.All around him, his fellow Burmese are celebrating a full moon festival at the Shwedagon Pagoda, snapping pictures of themselves in front of flickering candles and filming their children. Once, a trip to the most sacred site for Burmese Buddhists meant prayerful contemplation. Today, it’s like Disneyland.Just a few years ago, a mobile phone was a luxury well beyond the reach of ordinary citizens in Myanmar, also known as Burma, which was isolated from the rest of the world during decades of military rule.The military junta tightly controlled who got SIM cards, and just a few years ago black-market cards cost as much as $2,000. Less than 10 percent of the population had access to cellular telephones, making the Southeast Asian nation one of the largest untapped markets in the world.Eager shoppersBut in recent months, cellphone use has skyrocketed in Myanmar as the current quasi-civilian government opened up its mobile market to two foreign telecommunications companies, which launched sales in August and September. As a result, cheap smartphones are more widely available, and the price of a SIM card has dropped dramatically — cards are now just $1.50.last_img read more

Medical examiner says mans death a suicide

first_imgThe Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that a man found dead last month in the Columbia River near Vancouver died from suicide. Craig W. Grundmeier, 54, was spotted in the water near the point where the Willamette River meets the Columbia on the night of Dec. 7. The medical examiner’s office said he died of multiple blunt-force injuries a couple of days before he was found.last_img

Virgin Trains to invest £700000 a year in mental and physical wellbeing

first_imgTrain operator Virgin Trains has signed the Time to Change pledge, committing to invest over £700,000 a year to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of its employees.As part of the pledge, Virgin Trains has committed to educating more than 3,000 employees in how to recognise mental health issues in both colleagues and customers, including offering mental health first aid courses and appointing mental health champions.Time to Change is an initiative by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which focuses on supporting mental health. The campaign aims to improve public attitudes towards mental ill health via training, and by encouraging more individuals and businesses to talk about mental health.As part of its commitment to the campaign, Virgin Trains has appointed two mental health champions from its board of directors. This is to ensure there is continued senior leader buy-in to support mental health issues, and so that the champions can advocate policies and agendas around mental health at board level.Virgin Trains will also provide mental health first aid courses for all managers in order to better equip them to support team members who may have mental health problems. The organisation is looking to roll out the training courses to all employees in the future.Virgin Trains celebrated becoming a signatory of the initiative by naming a train after the campaign.Clare Burles, people director and executive mental health champion at Virgin Trains on the east coast, said: “We’re very proud to be making a public pledge to improve mental health in our business.“At Virgin Trains we take the wellbeing of our employees and the customers who travel with us very seriously. That’s why […] we’ve created an entirely in-house health and wellbeing team, whose focus is on improving the mental wellbeing of our employees as well as their physical fitness for work.“Our commitment to working with Time to Change underlines the importance of mental health not only for our own people but the rail industry as a whole. We’re proud to be leading the way.”last_img read more

Transport for London and Apple recognised for best worklife balance

first_imgLocal government body Transport for London and technology organisation Apple are among the organisations that have been recognised for having the best work-life balance in the UK, according to research by recruitment website Indeed.Its Top-rated UK workplaces: best work-life balance list ranks organisations for work-life balance based on thousands of employer reviews posted on Indeed by employees.Other high-ranking organisations on the 2018 list include the University of Leeds, retailer John Lewis and consumer goods organisation Unilever.The 15 top-rated UK workplaces for the best work-life balance are:Transport for LondonUniversity of LeedsAppleUnileverKumonUniversity of GreenwichJohn LewisJobcentre PlusGlaxoSmithKlineAmerican ExpressThomson ReutersUniversity of SouthamptonLloyds Banking GroupBAE SystemsRolls-RoyceTricia Wright, chief people officer at Transport for London, said: “It’s great to be recognised as the best place to work for work-life balance, especially since the award is a result of feedback from people who have worked at [Transport for London]. In order to offer customers the best service possible, we believe that it is important to have a diverse workforce who feel valued.“We have a range of opportunities that give staff better work-life balance, from flexible working, to staff network groups, including groups for parents and carers, where our staff can share their experiences and advice. Establishing a healthy work-life balance within any organisation is vital because it means staff will feel supported and motivated to fulfil their potential.”Bill Richards, UK managing director at Indeed, added: “There is much to be gained both for employers and employees from encouraging a healthy work-life balance so all [organisations] in this list should be applauded for already offering more to their staff than just a salary, none more so than Transport for London for leading the way.“There is a healthy mixture of employers from a wide variety of industries and both public and private sectors which demonstrates that offering a good work-life balance is by no means exclusively the domain of trendy tech start-ups, but is in fact something all smart employers should be doing.“People remain the most important asset in business, so attracting good staff and allowing them to perform at their best should be deemed a priority, not an afterthought, and ensuring you promote a good work-life balance is central to this.”last_img read more

Woman drives car into 10foot deep hole in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A woman drove over a parking space and into a deep hole in Miami.From the parking lot, the driver crashed though a fence and drove over the edge of a hole that was about 10 feet deep.The incident happened near Southwest 17th Street and 27th Avenue, Tuesday morning.Witnesses explained what they saw. “I realized that somebody must have been in the car. I called 911 right away from my car,” said witness Hortensia Velazquez. “Then, I kind of stayed with the lady, calmed, relaxed. Nothing happened to you. You have to thank God nothing happened to you.”A tow truck was called to the scene to remove the badly damaged car from the hole.The driver was not hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Weston home destroyed in fire 3 dogs rescued

first_imgWESTON, Fla. (WSVN) — Crews came to the rescue of three dogs in Weston after what started as a kitchen fire destroyed a home, Sunday afternoon.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the blaze near Park Ridge Street and Waters Edge Street, just after 2 p.m.Firefighters rescued the dogs from the burning home and gave them CPR.Next door neighbor Vanessa DeFreitas-Hansen told 7News the fire intensified after crews pulled the canines to safety. “The fire just got worse and worse and worse,” she said. “They tried to get inside, but they could not take care of the fire from the inside, so they left, and there’s still some fire going on there. They’re doing a good job, but it’s going to be probably a house that they cannot use any longer.”The house was indeed declared a total loss. Officials said the cause of the fire was electrical.Three firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation, and one of them sustained a hand injury.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Nicklaus Childrens Hospital throws Ozthemed party to celebrate radio station

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A nonprofit radio station celebrated a major milestone with patients at a South Florida hospital, Thursday.Radio Lollipop, an in-house radio station at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, celebrated 21 years on the air. They celebrated at the hospital’s “Wizard of Oz”-themed party for patients.Children got to dance, sing, play games and win prizes at the event. It was hosted by Grammy-winning singer Chyno Miranda.Radio Lollipop provides comfort and entertainment to the young patients and their families.For more information on Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, go to https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more