Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHaiti, March 4, 2017 – Rene Preval, a two time President of the Republic of Haiti died yesterday at the age of 74 due to cardiac arrest. Preval, who served as president from 1996-2001 and again in 2006-2011 was active in humanitarian work and was confirmed as deceased by his sister in a news report out of Haiti, earlier today. #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT
Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness has called for more patience for manager Nico Kovac after the team’s slow start to the current campaign.Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped the German champions to a 2-0 over AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League to slightly ease the pressure on under-fire coach Niko Kovac.Hoeness called for patience with the Bavarians and criticized the media, particularly with the Bundesliga title race appearing set to be entertaining this season.“Don’t always be so negative. The season has just begun, we have a team in transition, a young coach who has to settle in here and you have to be patient,” he said, according to Goal.“Four weeks ago you all complained that the Bundesliga is getting boring again and now it is no longer boring but exciting and now that doesn’t suit you.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“At some point, you should agree on what you actually want. We’re doing you a few favours right now.”Despite a slow start to the season under Kovac, Bayern sit just four points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker and come into the game riding a bit of confidence.“Firstly, the win is very good for our confidence,” Kovac said after the win over AEK. “Secondly, it’s important that we created lots of chances.“I’m happy for Lewandowski because he’s a very important player for us. He had four chances and scored two, which is a good ratio.”
, Homeless encampments along San Diego River have doubled since last year Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 31, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego’s homeless population is growing, and according to the San Diego River Park Foundation, in one area the homeless population has doubled. SDRPF, a conservation group, has been counting the number of people living alongside the San Diego River since 2008. They said last year there were 56 encampments, but this year they counted the highest number ever recorded, 101. The foundation estimates each camp has around 2.5 people, meaning more than 200 call the area behind Fashion Valley Mall home. “This situation along the river has been growing exponentially over the last couple of years,” said Councilman Scott Sherman’s, who’s district 7 cover the San Diego River. He denies this is caused by the city pushing people out of downtown, but admits the city is engaging in a losing battle.”We have to deal with laws, legal cases and precedents when we are trying to enforce the laws about the homeless,” Sherman said. “And one of those is we have to have beds available to people if we’re going to enforce the laws and take them out of certain places. So until the beds are available, we can’t enforce the laws and tell them to move. Then you have to look at some of these legal settlements. We have to give them a 72-hour notice that we’re coming so they can gather their belongings and leave. We come down there to enforce the law and clean up the place, then they move to another encampment, then in 5-6 weeks, they’re right back to where they started because there’s so many legal restrictions on what we can do.”While Sherman agrees the lack of affordable housing is partly to blame for the homeless problem, the most pressing issue the city should deal with quickly is the spreading of Hepatitis A, because the reality is people are mostly likely relieving themselves in the river. He said he is willing to take on the laws that prevent the city from cleaning the area up, even if that means lawsuits. His reasoning is the squalor people are currently living in near the river is inhumane. Posted: October 31, 2017
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) – Early results show that the Democrat party will be retaking control of the House, while Republicans will maintain control of the Senate.KUSI’s Logan Byrnes was at The Republic hotel speaking to the San Diego Democrat Party Chair, Jessica Hayes, when she began demonizing all Republicans, collectively calling them “Nazis.” Logan disputed her outrageous claim in what became a heated conversation. San Diego County Democrat party chair refers to Republicans as “Nazis” after early election results KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:27 PM November 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: November 6, 2018
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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) – A local father is recovering tonight after falling ill with a serious staph infection from surfing in Imperial Beach. He’s one of many who have gotten seriously ill from the water in that area.Experts say the cause of the sicknesses is more than 40 years of toxic waste from Mexico.KUSI’s Dan Plante is in Imperial Beach with more on this story. KUSI Newsroom March 28, 2019 Man falls ill with staph infection after surfing in Imperial Beach KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 28, 2019
We only have about nine days left in our campaign to raise funds for our new project “The Youth We Feed Can Lead.” Until May 31, an anonymous donor will match all funds raised, so your gift would be worth double! Our goal is to raise $2,500 by then—we’re about 20 percent of the way there!The project will take place at one of our partner organizations in Guatemala, Proximos Pasos, and will empower youth to become agents of change in their schools, families and communities. We will combine low-cost video production equipment and training with nutrition education to create youth-led videos that can then be shared. Students will be able to share their new skills, knowledge and stories with their communities about the importance of healthy diets—including the benefits of soy protein.Even more, the videos will then be shared across Spanish-speaking countries in Central America to educate thousands more. The long-term benefits are outstanding too!Youth will have new skills and will be able to better communicate important information. The demand for soy dairies that produce healthy foods will rise with the greater knowledge about them. A greater demand means more local jobs for women, resulting in a better economy and more resources to provide more food for the children of these impoverished communities!Won’t you join us in empowering youth to become agents of change for their communities? You can simply visit the WSF website or click HERE to visit our campaign page and learn more!
The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey following his confirmation by the Senate earlier today as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. Northey now awaits the formal swearing-in process. ASA President John Heisdorffer, a farmer from Keota, Iowa, issued the organization’s congratulations via statement from the 2018 Commodity Classic in California.”All of us at ASA are very happy for Bill. As an Iowa farmer, I’ve been fortunate to work collaboratively with him to move Iowa agriculture forward, and I’m excited to see him take his skills to USDA so that farmers can benefit nationwide.”We’d like to thank the Senate for moving Bill’s nomination forward. Specifically, Senators Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst, Debbie Stabenow and Amy Klobuchar have been instrumental in not only gathering support for the nomination, but also working to move past those issues that have delayed his confirmation to date.”USDA impacts not just farmers but all Americans on so many different levels, but we can’t realize those impacts without good people like Bill in the right spots. As Under Secretary, Bill will be a great advocate for U.S. Soybean farmers and we look forward to working with him in this capacity.”
Washington will use $27.5 million in federal funding to help revive imperiled salmon runs, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Friday.The state will use a portion of the money — $2.6 million — to monitor whether habitat restoration projects actually work. Another $1 million will go toward monitoring fish recovery in the lower Columbia River.The money represents Washington’s share of this year’s Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund, an $80 million congressional appropriation targeting salmon recovery in six Western states.The fund was established a decade ago as a federal response to the listing of 26 stocks of salmon and steelhead under the Endangered Species Act. The fund is relatively small compared with the overall federal commitment to salmon recovery, but it’s highly prized by local fish recovery organizations because it directly underwrites in-stream work.Measuring success remains an elusive proposition.Fishery managers are still devising systematic ways of assessing the effectiveness of man-made log jams, side channels and riparian planting. Nationwide, the proliferation of these sorts of habitat restoration projects adds up to big bucks — $1 billion annually, by one researcher’s estimation.“Expanding coordination of monitoring efforts in the Pacific Northwest will give federal and state legislators needed information for future funding decisions for salmon habitat restoration,” according to the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s fifth annual monitoring report, released in April.
NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault charges that cost Dominique Strauss-Kahn his job as head of the International Monetary Fund likely will be dropped by prosecutors, a person familiar with the case said.The likely developments would bring a formal end to the case at Strauss-Kahn’s next court date on Tuesday, when prosecutors may ask a judge to dismiss the charges and might elaborate on their reasoning.The Manhattan district attorney’s office probably will tell Strauss-Kahn’s accuser Monday that it won’t pursue the case, both because prosecutors don’t have evidence proving a forced sexual encounter and because she has a history of lies and inconsistencies that make it impossible to ask a jury to believe her, the person said. The person spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public.The case upended French politics before it was riven by questions about his accuser’s credibility. It captured international attention as a seeming cauldron of sex, violence, power and politics: A promising French presidential contender, known in his homeland as “the Great Seducer,” accused of a brutal and contemptuous attack on an African immigrant who came to clean his plush hotel suite.The stakes were high for both Strauss-Kahn — who resigned his IMF post, spent nearly a week behind bars and then spent possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars on house arrest — and for DA Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who was handling the biggest case he has had during his 18 months in office.
Republican Don Benton and Democrat Monica Stonier still lead in their legislative races after election officials tallied 1,179 ballots on Tuesday that had been overlooked because of a computer glitch.The problem occurred when one faulty data card — dubbed Number 15 — didn’t transfer all of its information from the machine that scans the ballots to the machine that tallies the votes. “Number 15, that was the culprit that failed on us,” Clark County Elections Supervisor Tim Likness said Tuesday. “This is unusual and out of the ordinary.”Clark County election officials expect that about a hundred ballots countywide could be added to the final tally. Either way, it appears both races will trigger a recount under state law.After the glitch was corrected on Tuesday, 17th District state Sen. Benton of Vancouver had lost one vote to his rival, state Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver. However, Benton leads Probst by 104 votes.
A wintry storm is poised to hit to Southwest Washington Tuesday evening into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.Actually the convergence of two weather systems, the storm is forecast to bring wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph to Southwest Washington, along with as much as an inch of rain. Snow levels will fall to 1,500 feet, which means the Hockinson Hills and other higher elevations could get some snow.Heavy snow is predicted for the Cascades, including mountain passes, and winds of 60 mph are possible at the coast.The storm could last into Thursday.For updates, check http://columbian.com or the National Weather Service.
Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp on Tuesday reported net earnings of $1.6 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30 as it continues to recover from effects of the Great Recession that hit Northwest lenders.Earnings were similar to the previous quarter and in contrast to a loss of $1.8 million, or 8 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2012.“Our strategic plan remains on schedule,” said Pat Sheaffer, chairman and CEO, in a statement released after markets closed. As the economy has improved, the company, which operates 18 branches of Riverview Community Bank, has continued to improve its credit quality and reduce its level of problem assets, including nonperforming loans and bank-owned real estate. These so-called classified assets totaled $59.8 million on June 30, compared with $67.6 million on March 31 and $109.6 million on June 30, 2012. Specifically, nonperforming loans totaled $21.4 million at the end of the quarter, up about $300,000 due to a newly classified nonperforming loan of $4 million on a Portland office building. A $2.5 million sale is pending on part of that property. The total value of bank-owned real estate declined to $13.2 million, the lowest level in more than four years.“We continue to be aggressive in the pricing of our existing REO properties in an attempt to liquidate these properties more quickly,” said Ron Wysaske, president and chief operating officer. “Based on sales activity during the quarter, as well as pending sales activity, the updated pricing strategy appears to be working successfully.”Riverview’s shares, which trade on the Nasdaq exchange, closed unchanged at $2.83 Tuesday.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists in an upscale mall for a third day Monday in what they said was a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has left at least 62 people dead.While the government announced Sunday that “most” hostages had been released, a security expert with contacts inside the mall said at least 10 were still being held by a band of attackers described as “a multinational collection from all over the world.”The expert, who insisted on anonymity to talk freely about the situation, said many hostages had been freed or escaped in the previous 24-36 hours, including some who were in hiding. However, there were at least 30 hostages when the assault by al-Shabab militants began Saturday, he said, and “it’s clear” that Kenyan security officials “haven’t cleared the building fully.”Flames and dark plumes of smoke rose Monday above the Westgate shopping complex for more than an hour after four large explosions rocked the surrounding neighborhood. The smoke was pouring through a large skylight inside the mall’s main department and grocery store, where mattresses and other flammable goods appeared to have been set on fire, a person with knowledge of the rescue operation told The Associated Press.
Visit the Salvation Army’s websiteRadio broadcaster Brian Wheeler, the play-by-play “Voice of the Trail Blazers,” shared a remarkably frank story about the hunt for his birth family. And he called his friend Jerome Kersey “the most photographed man in Vancouver today” as the former Trail Blazer star shook many hands and smiled for many cameras.But the Clark County Salvation Army’s annual community luncheon stage was stolen Wednesday by single mom Jackie Varner Hilby, who spilled copious tears and heartfelt thank-yous as she described the way she was rescued — repeatedly — by the Christian charity.Unemployment and hunger struck her young family while utility bills and rent debt all piled up, she said. The Salvation Army helped the family climb out of that crisis with food and cash assistance, and encouraged Hilby to sign up for a Christmas basket so the family need not go without holiday cheer.“I was treated with kindness and compassion,” she told the group that assembled at the Heathman Lodge. But then major tragedy struck: her newborn daughter succumbed to sudden infant death syndrome. It rocked her world, she said, and she blamed everyone — including God.“I walked away from the Salvation Army,” she said. But the charity never abandoned her. Her marriage over and her finances in tatters, she said, it was the Salvation Army that kept pulling the family back from the brink. Even after she gave up on Sunday morning Salvation Army church services, her children kept going. Eventually Hilby returned to the fold: she and her mother went to a women’s support group where she found she “adored the fellowship with other ladies.” When her mother fell ill, she said, and that income disappeared, the Salvation Army helped stave off post-eviction homelessness by partially financing a short-term hotel stay. Former Portland Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey and radio announcer Brian Wheeler greet each other at The Salvation Army 2013 Annual Clark County Community Luncheon on Wednesday.
o What: Yard sale and raffle benefit for Jack Conover.o When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28.o Where: Pleasant View Church of the Nazarene, 801 N.E. 194th St., Ridgefield.o Why: Money raised will help the family pay for expenses related to Jack’s hospital stay in Seattle. Money that is not needed will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital.o Other ways to help: Financial donations can be made online.o Follow Jack’s progress on the “Jack’s Journey” Facebook page.Jack Conover was just 4 days old when he had his first open-heart surgery. The second came four months later.On Saturday, 7-year-old Jack had what his parents hope will be his last heart surgery for at least 15 years.The Ridgefield boy, born with a congenital heart defect, underwent a heart transplant in the early morning hours at Seattle Children’s Hospital.“We got it just at the right time,” said Kelly Conover, Jack’s mom. “He wasn’t able to get too sick.”That’s not to say Jack was healthy. Far from it.Prior to the transplant, Jack’s oxygen saturation was about 74 percent. He quickly became out of breath and didn’t have the energy to be active. He couldn’t play sports, though he loved to watch them, and he was never able to keep up with other kids.After the transplant, Jack’s oxygen saturation jumped back up to 98 percent, which is considered normal. He’s healing well and, while he is in pain, he has managed a few smiles.“It’s hard to see your baby in so much pain,” Conover said. “But recovery wise, he’s doing amazing.”The callThe transplant was something Jack’s family had anticipated for years.When Conover was 18 weeks’ pregnant she learned Jack had hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare defect in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped. She delivered Jack four weeks early on May 10, 2007.Jack’s two heart surgeries were part of a three-step surgical procedure. After a couple years of routine visits with cardiologists, the family learned Jack was not a candidate for the third heart surgery, which typically occurs before the age of 3. Jack’s heart was too weak.