World Cup 2018 Golden Boot Fellaini compares Lukaku and Harry Kane

first_imgMarouane Fellaini who recently signed a deal to stay at United, compared  England’s Harry Kane and teammate, Belgian Lukaku, saying we should watch out and see who scores the highest.Lukaku and England skipper Harry Kane have impressed so far since the beginning of the World Cup tournament four and five goals respectively in two group games.However Belgian midfielder Fellaini believes there’s so much more to his pal, Lukaku’s game than just being about scoring goals.“Everyone is talking about the goals Romelu and Harry Kane have scored in Russia and they have both made a great start,” he said according to Mirror.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“With Kane England have a striker who can score goals at the top level and we have all seen already at this tournament what he can do. Lets see who can score the most!“We have Romelu and he is in great form too scoring goals and getting better. He is like Kane – he wants to score goals every time he goes on the pitch.“But he also helps the team with the way he plays just like at United. He gives everything for the team. He always puts the team first.”last_img read more

Ryan Fraser wants more than being just best player

first_imgScottish and AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has pointed out that he is not content with just being mere bit-part player this year.The 24-year-old Aberdonian has his sights set on making a real mark in Premier League.“The start to the season couldn’t have gone much better both personally and for the team,” he said via Herald Scotland.“This season I have tried to make more of an impact than I have in previous seasons. I’m trying to be the main man..“I’m 24 now and I think if I want my career to go where I do then I have to step up now instead of letting the big players change the game. I want to be the one to change games.Wilshere talks up Ryan Fraser credentials Taimoor Khan – July 3, 2019 Jack Wilshere says that Ryan Fraser has a great attitude to play for a club like Arsenal as the Gunners continue monitoring the youngster. Ryan…“I started out in League One and then Championship so to now be in the Premier League and try to be the main man there is massive.”“The one thing I noticed when I first stepped up to the Premier League is that no defender is slow,” said the left-midfielder.“It used to be that you would get some defenders who were slow but they were always tall and physically tough. But in the Premier League, everyone is quick and everyone is big and when you pay against teams like Man U and Chelsea, no one is under 5,8”, except maybe Eden Hazard, but he is on another level.“It is changing, though, with Man City having guys like David Silva and Raheem Sterling, I think it is more about technical ability now rather than everyone just being quick and strong.”last_img read more

Klopp insists Liverpool must stay calm at the top

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his team must remain calm if they’re to stay remain at the top of the Premier League table.The Reds overtook Manchester City at the top after a comprehensive victory over Bournemouth with City also suffering a 2-0 loss away at Chelsea.“We will not change. For us, there is no reason to. We can still read the calendar – it is December, it is not even Christmas. The season ends in May.” Klopp said, according to the club’s official website.“We will not get carried away. We know how difficult it is. We knew how the Bournemouth game how difficult it was in that game. And the next [games] are coming. It is absolutely no problem..”“We are not the most experienced side but we know our way at least and that is exactly which way we will go all the time. But the league is not too important in the moment because we play tomorrow night against Napoli and the position in the table doesn’t help you too much.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Speaking about keeping clean sheets, Klopp said: “If I say now it’s the quality of the Champions League, that’s only half the truth.”“I think there are a few teams in the Premier League who are stronger than, for example, and with all my respect, Belgrade.”“They scored twice against us and they deserved these goals that night. So, it is just the competition. We always try to defend in the best way we can, but the quality of the opposing sides is not to ignore.”“If you think about the game Napoli played against us, it was actually the opposite of being brilliant from us, but they stayed on track and wanted to win it until the last second. A draw was not even in their mind, they wanted to win it. Maybe in another game, another team would have accepted the draw, but they didn’t. It is all about the quality of the opponents, for sure.”last_img read more

Davis happy to return to Rangers

first_imgSteven Davis has expressed delight at returning to former side Rangers suggesting he pounced at the opportunity as soon as he learned of their interest.And the midfielder admitted he can’t wait to work under “icon” Steven Gerrard at the Light Blues.Davis spent four-and-half years at Rangers after Walter Smith signed him 11 years ago, initially on a loan, from Fulham and he picked up eight major trophies.The 34-year-old is now back on a six-month loan from Southampton and Davis told Rangers TV: “I’m delighted to be back and looking forward to getting started.GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Scott Brown and Scott Bain of Celtic are confronted by Andy Halliday of Rangers at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)Gerrard: No guard of honour for Celtic Obinna Echi – May 9, 2019 Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed there will not be a guard of honour for Scottish champions Celtic at Ibrox before Sunday’s Old Firm game.  Celtic wrapped…“It’s been a little while in the making but when I found out the club was interested, this is the one that I wanted to happen.“I found out there was interest a little while back and talks were ongoing between the two clubs to try and come to a conclusion.“And then, when the decision is made, it all happens very quickly; so obviously I’m delighted to get it agreed and I was straight on the flight this morning to get out here.“It’s great to be back and I am obviously very familiar with the club. I’m sure there will be plenty of faces I recognise as I go along and I’m looking forward to getting back out at Ibrox.”last_img read more

Dengue Confirmed Actual Cause to be Determined

first_img ZIKA Press Release Related Items:annamae williams, Dengue, interhealth canada Health: Mosquitoes are to be taken seriously Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 02 Oct 2014 – Annamae Williams, the 53 year old Grand Turk woman who died on Monday, did have Dengue Fever, but she may have also had other illnesses which could have together contributed to her death. Interhealth Canada issuing a sympathetic release on the death of beloved Grand Turk hotelier, Anna Mae Williams; ICL in a statement late today said Dengue Fever rarely leads to death… and “As family members already disclosed to the media that she tested positive for Dengue Fever, we can confirm this to be true. In the presence of other long-standing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and/or obesity, recovery from Dengue Fever may be more difficult and a greater susceptibility to other medical problems may develop.” Interhealth is also defending their treatment of Williams as a patient. “Mrs. Williams received the appropriate and necessary medical care to properly diagnose and effectively manage her condition and this care has been discussed in its entirety with several of her family members.” Sonny Williams, her son who spoke to us last night, was said to have stormed out of a meeting… understandably distraught about the sudden loss of his mother. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is saying nothing… no reiteration of warnings and the like, as the government’s educational campaign on Chikungunya and Dengue Fever remain invisible…ICL taking the responsibility to encourage all residents to eliminate any standing water or add insecticides or biological control agents to these areas and wear insect repellent and long sleeve/long leg clothing when possible. Sympathies were extended to the family by ICL. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Health advises on best practices to avoid mosquito biteslast_img read more

Deputy Premier out of bounds at Electors Court

first_img Recommended for you Education Minister tours schools this week Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Related Items:akierra missick, Deputy Premier, electoral district, leeward Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Mar 2016 –Elector’s Court is in session in Provo right now, and according to reports reaching Magnetic Media the Member for Leeward, Deputy Premier, Akierra Missick suffered the same blow as did her Cabinet colleague, Minister Donhue Gardiner. The DP reportedly tried to argue some names on the list in her district, only to be reminded by the Elections Office team that she cannot challenge anyone registered in Leeward and Long Bay Hills, because she herself is not a voter residing in that district. Leeward, which is ED#5 had 72 claims and objections. It is unclear why this has now happened twice with PNP Members of Parliament, both of whom are lawyers but the court continues to hear objections and claims today at the Police Canteen in Provo. It is Electoral District #7 which is on deck first today; this is the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills constituency where there are 46 claims and objections. The claims and objections document from the Elections Office reveals that for Grand Turk North, there were 137 matters presented… for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, there were 153… for South Caicos, there are 64 claims and objections to be heard on Monday… in North and Middle Caicos electoral district, there were 80 claims and objections… in the Bight, the disputes numbered 77 … Blue Hills there are 40 claims, no objections… in electoral district #9 or Five Cays there are 59 cases and in Wheeland, ED #10, the claims and objections total 39. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sterling Bank Trust announces appointment of Canada former Premier Michael Harris as

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Recommended for you Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, January 3, 2017 – Sterling Bank & Trust has announced the appointment of former Ontario Premier Michael Harris as a director of the integrated banking and financial services firm specializing in development and real estate-related investment vehicles. The new appointment increases the role Mr. Harris will play in helping to set policy direction for the growing award-winning firm with more than $9 billion in assets under administration and offices in Nassau, Bahamas and The Cayman Islands.   Mr. Harris, who also serves as director on other boards of Sterling, was recently named Canada’s number one premier since 1981, topping a field of 80, including four sitting premiers.  The honour was based on leadership, economic policies and organizational skills with votes tallied on actual results in job growth, balanced budgets and business investment. “Mike has been an excellent director in his previous roles, showing the leadership skills, discipline, wisdom and insight that made him so well-liked as well as highly respected when he was premier of a region with a population of over 13 million,” said David Kosoy, Sterling Chairman and CEO. “We are pleased that he has agreed to expand the position he will play going forward as Sterling Bank & Trust continues to recognize promising opportunities for growth on behalf of our more than 1500 high net worth clients.” Mr. Harris, the former Member of Provincial Parliament and Premier, currently serves as a senior business advisor in the Corporate/Commercial and Government Relations & Ethics Groups at the Law Firm of Fasken Martineau in Toronto, Ontario. He holds numerous directorships or advisory positions in the health and financial sectors with Canadian-based companies, some with a global reach such as Colliers International, and his counsel is often sought for his advice on governance and government relations.According to Stephen Tiller, Sterling Global Financial President, and a strong supporter of community programs, Harris is also a good fit for the firm’s quiet commitment to philanthropic causes, particularly for the underprivileged or underserved. “Mike Harris’s passion for the community is shown through his involvement with various organizations and institutions.   He is a former Director of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and St. John’s Rehab Hospital and currently holds the position of Senior Fellow with The Fraser Institute and Director of New Haven Learning Centre,”  said Tiller.   “Mike is also the Honorary Chairman of fundraising initiatives for Nipissing University, Canadore College and North Bay Regional Health Centre.”Sterling Global Financial is the corporate umbrella of Sterling Bank (Bahamas) Ltd., Sterling Trust (Cayman) Ltd., and several funds, including the multiple award-winning Sterling Mortgage Income Fund, two-time winner of AI Barclay’s Best Hedge Fund Since Inception Award.   Among the fund’s current projects are Ocean Terraces, West Bay Street, Marriott Courtyard, downtown Nassau, THIRTY SIX, the first new condo development on Paradise Island in a decade and Beach House Villas, Paradise Island.   In 2016, the fund also provided financing for land assembly for a major multi-use redevelopment in an iconic section of South Boston.   #MagneticNewsMediacenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

TCI Stacy Cox Promoted To CEO of TCHTA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 20, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) today announced that Stacy Cox has ascended to the role of CEO of the organization as of September 2017.   The transition to CEO formalizes much of the responsibility that Cox has already progressively adopted. Cox represents the membership of TCHTA on matters affecting the tourism and hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, including advocacy issues and marketing initiatives, which help build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, outreach and educational programs. She also serves as the key liaison to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the current President of its Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).“I’m honored to receive this promotion,” said Cox. “And I am excited to lead the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association forward, continuing our efforts to accomplish key objectives on behalf of our members and by extension the destination’s hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox joined the TCHTA as Association Executive in September 2011 and was later promoted to Executive Director.  A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she brings 20+ years of hospitality experience to the TCHTA.“Stacy brings that rare combination savvy, sophistication and a forward-looking view of the industry that we need to succeed,” said Nikheel Advani, President of the TCHTA.   “A proven advocate who works well with those across the industry, Stacy is more than ready to take the next step in leadership. This title change is a natural evolution that recognizes Stacy’s successively growing responsibilities here at the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association.”Advani continues, “I speak on behalf of the entire Association when I say that we look forward to Stacy’s continued service to our members, and in protecting the interests of the broader hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox’s storied career as one of the region’s most respected and knowledgeable professionals in hospitality began at the world-famous Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where she quickly moved her way up the ranks.   Since relocating to the Turks and Caicos in 1997, she has held several General Manager positions at luxury resorts including the Windsong Resort and Royal West Indies Resort.Cox has also served as a Board Member for TCHTA, co-founded the TCI Hospitality Adventure – Lit’l Chef program, and many other tourism related projects.Press Release: TCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

We are confident now Yuto Nagatomo

first_imgAccording to the Japanese defender, his team had a very difficult match against Turkmenistan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Japan barely defeated Turkmenistan 3-2 in their Group F match in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.And for Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo, the team learned from that and will be ready for the next challenges.“We struggled against Turkmenistan but it was very important for us players to know what the AFC Asian Cup is,” Nagatomo told Ghana Soccernet.Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.“We will use the experience gained against Turkmenistan to good effect. We have had three days to prepare for our next match against Oman (on Sunday) and we are confident of a better showing.”“We saw a recording of the match and we know that they are very good in counter attacks and have speedy players. Oman will be a difficult team to beat,” he added.“Having said that, we are also a good team and we have the players who can get us a positive result. We will prepare accordingly for Oman.”“It doesn’t make a difference whether we qualify after the second or third match as long as we qualify for the knockout stage,” he concluded.last_img read more

Three shot one in custody after apartment shooting in Carlsbad

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Three shot, one in custody after apartment shooting in Carlsbad KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 4, 2018 Updated: 11:20 AMcenter_img August 4, 2018 CARLSBAD (KUSI) – Three people were shot at an apartment complex near Legoland California just before sunrise Saturday morning.It happened about 5:50 a.m., when Carlsbad police received multiple reports of shots being fired at an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Whitman Way — just east of the intersection of Cannon Drive and Faraday Avenue, and less than a mile from Legoland.Officers found a man and a woman, each with “a serious gunshot wound,” in a courtyard area inside the complex, Carlsbad Police spokeswoman Jodee Reyes said. They were also able to find a suspect in the apartment complex, a man who was suffering from what was described as a non-life- threatening gunshot wound.The two victims and the suspect were all taken to a hospital for treatment. No further information on their conditions was released.Detectives were trying to piece together how the shooting occurred, but they believe the three knew each other and the shooting was not random, Reyes said. They don’t believe there are any outstanding suspects.A portion of the apartment complex continued to be closed off Saturday morning while detectives conducted their investigation. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Arrests made in brutal attack near Petco Park

first_img Posted: November 19, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Arrests made in brutal attack near Petco Park SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was attacked Sunday by a group of teenagers near Petco Park and police said he wasn’t expected to survive.The attack happened about 2:10 p.m. near the pedestrian bridge adjacent to Petco Park, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.Police and paramedics responded to the scene. The victim was unresponsive near the bridge, Dobbs said.The victim has been identified as 56 year-old Edward Leon Starland. Starland remains on life-support in a local hospital according to Dobbs.Investigators learned the man got into an argument with a group of teenagers and was knocked to the ground. Some of the juveniles beat the man — said to be in his 40s — while he was on the ground, according to Dobbs.When witnesses started yelling at the teens to stop, they fled east on Imperial Avenue. Police detained several teens in the area, but don’t yet know if they were involved in the attack, the lieutenant said.Police say one man and three teenage girls were detained and later booked into either County Jail or Juvenile Hall for felony battery.Police identified the man as 18 year-old Dominick Wells.Anyone with information on these suspects was asked to call the SDPD homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. center_img November 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:50 AMlast_img read more

Daring Greatly to perform in Ocean Beach

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Daring Greatly is a family band from Canada now living in San Diego that’s been touring the country for the past four years.Daring Greatly has partnered with Music House to build a stronger community while sharing positive messages in music and wil perform at the Winston’s in Ocean Beach on February 16th at 9 p.m.The five piece consists of a father, his two adult sons and their two best friends.For more information about the band Daring Greatly click here. Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Daring Greatly to perform in Ocean Beach Posted: February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Report Last week 564 county flu cases 2 flu deaths

first_img Posted: March 13, 2019 Updated: 11:14 PM KUSI Newsroom Report: Last week 564 county flu cases, 2 flu deaths March 13, 2019center_img 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) – The county received reports last week of 564 flu cases and two flu deaths, down from the previous week’s totals, health officials announced today.This season’s flu death toll now stands at 47, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. A 96-year-old south county woman and a 56-year-old north county man died due to flu complications. Both had additional medical issues, but the county did not disclose whether they had been vaccinated.“We’re two weeks into March and influenza is still making people sick,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “The best protection against the flu virus is getting vaccinated.”The previous week’s report showed 618 confirmed cases of influenza — the highest number this flu season — and three deaths. The county has confirmed 6,660 flu cases to date, according to the county’s weekly flu report, roughly a third of the 18,758 confirmed cases at this point last season.County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Recent flu seasons have extended as late into the year as May, according to county health officials.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.org, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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ASAAP Meeting focuses on Rural Challenges

first_imgMembers of the ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Washington, D.C. this week for discussion focused on trade, rural infrastructure and communications.Special guest USDA Trade Counsel Jason Hafemeister provided valuable insights and information during his dinner presentation.The meeting also included presentations on Infrastructure and Connectivity featuring Wole Moses, director of Federal Could Solutions, Microsoft and on Sharing the Ag Story, with Sarah Sampson, series producer/director of Maryland Farm & Harvest.ASAAP is a collaborative effort of all soybean industry sectors with a stake in the growth and profitability of the industry. The forum provides the opportunity for ASA’s state affiliates, state and national checkoff organizations, industry partners and national grower leaders to engage in critical industry focused dialogue.The D.C. meeting is one of two annual meetings of the group. The next meeting is Aug. 6 -8, 2019.For more information about ASAAP and its members, please click here.last_img read more

Police investigate alleged burglarykidnapping in Rose Village

first_imgAn alleged burglar and kidnapper remained at large late Thursday after handcuffing a woman in her home in the Rose Village neighborhood — and fleeing when her husband wrested a gun from the intruder and fired a shot at him, police said.The 5 p.m. incident drew many Vancouver officers to the area, most carrying rifles or shotguns as a tracking dog tried to sniff out the man’s trail down streets and through backyards.A dozen or more SWAT and patrol officers took positions at intersections around the area of the St. Johns IGA supermarket and Bill’s Chicken & Steak House in the 2200 block of St. Johns Boulevard. At least twice, officers detained men who partially resembled the intruder, and later released them.The manhunt began after a woman ran from her home in the 2300 block of East 27th Street to the nearby IGA and asked for help. Officials originally were told she’d been shot, but later learned she suffered only minor injuries.A next-door neighbor of the injured woman told news reporters she saw her fleeing her home in handcuffs.The victim, not yet identified by police, said she came home and found an unknown man inside, and the man restrained her with handcuffs.last_img read more

Police seek information on car thefts offer 1K reward

first_img Crime Stoppers of Oregon and the Vancouver Police Department are asking for the public’s help in arresting a car thief who used a white Ford Fusion to steal other cars.Police found the vehicle on Oct. 23 at an apartment complex. When two subjects got into the car, police pinned it with undercover cars, identified themselves as police, and asked the two occupants to get out of the car. The driver put the car in reverse and slammed into an undercover car and almost hit two officers in the process of escaping, according to a news release.The Fusion was found abandoned on Oct. 28 in Camas.People associated with the car are suspected to be connected to multiple vehicle prowls, the theft of a firearm, fraud, hit and run, first-degree assault and fleeing from a marked police vehicle, Crime Stoppers said.Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.Tips can be left online or at 503-823-4357. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Police say this white car is connected to multiple auto thefts in Vancouver.last_img read more

Robert Gates former defense chief to deliver annual Marshall Lecture

first_imgThe United States’ 22nd Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, will deliver the 17th Marshall Lecture in Vancouver next month.Gates, who started as an entry-level employee at the CIA and rose up the ranks to become a deputy national security adviser at the White House, director of Central Intelligence and eventually defense secretary, will speak at 11 a.m. April 11 at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1206 E. McLoughlin Blvd. The event is free and open to everyone.“We are honored to have Secretary Gates deliver the 2013 Marshall Lecture,” said Elson Strahan, president and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which sponsors the annual lecture series. “General Marshall and Secretary Gates have not only shared a professional connection in their service to our county … but they also share a dedication to and passion for education that is an inspiration and in keeping with the core mission of the Fort Vancouver National Trust.”Gates has had a stellar and storied career in national service. He joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1966 and also became a second lieutenant and intelligence analyst in the Air Force. He returned to the CIA in 1969, left again in 1974 to serve on the staff of the National Security Council, and returned to the CIA in 1979. He was nominated to become CIA director in 1987 but withdrew his name because of his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. He was nominated again in 1991, and confirmed — making him the only CIA employee ever to rise all the way from entry-level employee to leader. He served as CIA chief until 1993, and then stepped into private life until he became Secretary of Defense in 2006, under President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama kept him on in the role until he left in 2011. On his last day in office, Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.last_img read more

Independent theaters on epic quest for secret success formula

first_imgKiggins TheatreWhere: 1011 Main St., Vancouver.Featuring: Art-house films, revivals, special events with lots of audience participation, Tuesday Trivia Nights.Capacity: 340 seats.Tickets: $5 movies; special events usually $8.History: Opened April 24, 1936 with a showing of “She Married Her Boss,” starring Claudette Colbert and Melvyn Douglas. Designed by signature downtown Vancouver architect Day Walter Hilborn in Art Deco style and named for Vancouver John P. Kiggins.Websites: kigginstheatre.net and facebook.com/newkigginstheatreLiberty Theatre of Camas and WashougalWhere: 315 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.Featuring: Second-run mainstream movies, some special screenings.Capacity: 348-seat main auditorium; 26-seat Granada Studio (stadium seating).Tickets: $4, except $3 on Tuesday “bargain night”; all 3-D movies are $1 more.History: Opened June 1927 as the Granada Theatre with a showing of “Lost at the Front” starring George Sidney and Charlie Murray. Designed by architect P.M. Hall Lewis of Portland; the building originally had a large stage for live performances, a pipe organ and seating capacity of 800.Website: camasliberty.comOld Liberty TheaterWhere: 115 North Main, Ridgefield.Featuring: Live music, special events.Capacity: 200 seats.Tickets: Usually $15 to $20.History: Built as a birthday present for a returning war veteran and opened April 25, 1946, as the Liberty Theater, showing “The Bandit of Sherwood Forest” with Cornel Wilde and Russell Hicks; its movie-screening era was brief. Don and Earleen Griswold bought the place in 1995 and were named Ridgefield’s Outstanding Citizens in 2009 for restoring its glory.Website: oldlibertytheater.comShow the customers exactly what they want. Dazzle them with something different. Be dependable and affordable. Be innovative and exciting. Welcome children and be like Disney. Or serve beer and wine and get funky, like Portland’s McMenamins.Staying alive is an epic 3-D quest for Clark County’s independent, historic movie houses. People get sentimental about venerable theaters for their classy feel and community history, but that doesn’t mean they prove their love with trips downtown and ticket sales. The formula has to be just right, local theater managers say, because the public is famously fickle and its multiplex habit is hard to break.last_img read more

CIA Benghazi team clash led to stand down report

first_imgWASHINGTON — CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.The Obama administration has been dogged by complaints that the White House, Pentagon and State Department may not have done enough before and during the attack to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, and by accusations that it later engaged in a cover-up.One allegation was that U.S. officials told the CIA to “stand down” and not go to the aid of the Americans. Top CIA and Defense and State Department officials have denied that.The testimony from the CIA officers and contractors who were in Libya on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, bolster those denials, but also shed light on what may have led to the delay of up to 30 minutes to respond, according to the varying accounts.None of those who testified said a quicker response would have saved the lives of Stevens and communications specialist Sean Smith at the temporary diplomatic facility.The senior CIA officers in charge in Libya that day told Congress of a chaotic scramble to aid Stevens and others who were in the outpost when it was attacked by militants on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.last_img read more