Rui Patricio cancels Sporting Lisbon contract

first_imgGoalkeeper Rui Patricio has reportedly set in motion the process of cancelling his deal at Sporting Lisbon, reports SportsMoleThe 30-year-old has spent the past 18 years with the Green and Whites after coming through the youth system.Patricio is keen to begin a new challenge at this stage of his career and has reportedly attracted the interest in the newly-promoted Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.Nuno Espírito Santo’s side were understood to have been close to concluding a deal with Patricio for a move this summer, before Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho increased the asking price for the goalkeeper from €2m to now €20m.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.Wolves are unwilling to pay such a high fee and it has left Patricio feeling increasingly unhappy at the club.The Portuguese is allegedly trying to end his contract with the club due to the fact that the first-team were recently subjected to an attack from supporters last month.But De Carvalho is expected to not react kindly to this act and the club fear that more players could follow Patricio’s stance if he is successful.last_img read more

Nigeria will show no mercy to Messi – Rohr

first_imgNigeria head coach Gernot Rohr insists, that while his team love Lionel Messi, they will be showing no mercy whatsoever in today’s World Cup game against Argentina in Group DOn the back of their 2-0 win against Iceland last week, the Super Eagles can progress to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the second successive time and their fourth in history by beating Argentina in today’s clash.And Rohr insists that his side will be going for it – no matter what the consequences may be for Messi afterwards.“We love this great player Messi, everybody loves him. But the question for us is not if it’s the last World Cup for him,” he said, according to ESPN.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).”We are not here to watch him play. We’re here to get a result. We are professionals and we have to defend the colours of Nigeria. In football, there is no mercy, no pity. Everybody wants to win.”One worrying statistic for Nigeria is the fact that they have lost all four of their previous World Cup games against Argentina, albeit by single-goal margins.The match will take place at the Krestovsky Stadium at 20:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Arthur talks about his devotion to Xavi and Iniesta

first_imgBrazilian Arthur revealed how much he admires both Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, he had to touch one of them to make sure they were real.In what is turning out to be a fantastic first season for Arthur at FC Barcelona, comparing him to Xavi and Iniesta is almost inevitable due to his style of play that is so similar to those two legends of the game.The Brazilian midfielder has been growing as a player for Barcelona, but he has managed to stay grounded and doesn’t mind geeking out when he talks about either of his two idols.It’s safe to say that Arthur gets a little bit more excited when he talks about Iniesta than Xavi, but his game is a lot more similar to that of Hernandez’s and he doesn’t shy away from how proud he feels for it.“When I met Iniesta, I had to touch him just to see if he was flesh and bone,” said Arthur on Mundo Derpotivo.“He is an idol I have followed since I was younger, that moment when I met him was incredible. I got goosebumps just thinking about it.”“I didn’t know he was coming and I was very pleasantly surprised. He actually greeted me very well.”“I have to thank him because he was the nicest to me, this moment will stay with me for the rest of my life,” he added.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Arthur also reacted to the time Xavi said he felt identified with his style of play: “That was also another thing I thought was a lie,” he continued.“I don’t really follow the newspapers, I dedicate my free time to watching series or studying Spanish, my mom is the one who tells me all about these things.”“I thought it was a joke. To me, Xavi and Iniesta are the best midfielders I ever saw play.”“I wish Xavi played for many more years because I can learn more from him, but he will retire next summer. I’m pretty sure he will be just as good when he becomes a manager,” he concluded.The Arthur – Xavi likenings are true..— BU Videos (@BuVideos) December 17, 2018last_img read more

Spurs need to move on from Wolves defeat – Pochettino

first_imgAhead of their game at Cardiff on Tuesday, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his side to put Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Wolves behind them.Tottenham were in a fantastic run of six wins from seven games in all competitions, before last weekend’s shocking loss to Wolves.The North London club was just six points behind Liverpool and football pundits and fans raised talks of a potential title challenge this season.Last weekend’s setback now has them in third place in the league table and nine points behind leaders Liverpool.Spurs will travel to South Wales on New Year’s Day to face a resurgent Cardiff City side that has now won five of their last 12 Premier League game after their first away win of the campaign at Leicester on Saturday.“It’s going to be tough, Cardiff is a tough team to play against,” Pochettino told the club’s website.Kieran trippier, Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham HotspursTrippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“We need to move on (after Wolves) and try to be ready to compete because we’re going to need big energy to play. We need to be prepared for a big battle and we’re looking forward to it.“We’re not going to change because of a defeat. Of course, if you win it’s easier but we lost and now we keep going the plan that we designed and stick with it.“That’s football – we need to accept the defeat and move on.”last_img read more

Ministry of Education Announces Registration 20162017 for Public Schools in the Turks

first_img Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:ministry of education, public school, registration Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Mar 2016 – Public Primary SchoolsThe Ministry of Education announces the registration process for students at the public primary school level for the Academic Year 2016 -2017. Registration will take place on Monday, 21st March and Wednesday, 22nd March 2016.Parents and legal guardians are being asked to note that registration will be conducted in alphabetical order based on the surname(s) of the child or children.The following documents are required to complete the registration process:1 Passport size photographBirth CertificateImmunization CardProof of parents status in TCIPassport photo page of parent/guardiansOriginals and copies of the above listed documents MUST be presented on the day of registration.For more information on Student Registration contact the Department of Education at 649-338-4804/3809. The registration schedule is below.REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS – STUDENTS FOR INFANT 1 ONLY (BORN IN THE YEAR 2012)TIME: 8:30am – 3:00pmDATE: 21st – 22nd March, 2016:Monday, 21st March – Children with surnames beginning with the letters A-M ONLYTuesday, 22nd March – Children with surnames beginning with the letters N-Z ONLYRegistration will be conducted at the following venues:Grand Turk: Department of Education OfficeProvidenciales: Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex2. Public High Schools:The Ministry of Education announces the registration process for students at the Public High School level for the Academic Year 2016 -2017. Registration will take place on Providenciales on Monday, 21st March and Tuesday, 22nd March 2016.Parents and legal guardians are being asked to note that registration will be conducted in alphabetical order based on the surname(s) of the child or children.The following documents are required in order to complete the registration process:1 passport size photographBirth CertificateImmunization/Medical CertificateProof of Parents legal status in TCI.Passport Photo Page of Parent/GuardianCopies and originals of the above listed documents MUST be presented on the day of registration.For more information on Student Registration contact the Department of Education at 649-338-4804. The registration schedule is below.PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS – Students for Form 1 ONLYTIME: 8:30am – 3:00pmDATE: 21st – 22nd March, 2016:Monday, 21st March – Students with surnames beginning with the letters A-M ONLYTuesday, 22nd March – Students with surnames beginning with the letters N-Z ONLYRegistration will be conducted at the following venue: Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports ComplexParents and guardians MUST take advantage of the registration process in order for their children to be considered for school places in the 2016/17 academic year. Recommended for you Super surges in Grand Turk may be affecting sewerlast_img read more

Caribbean Youth Debate Disaster Management and Mitigation at CDM10

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – At the 10th Caribbean Conference on Disaster Management, young people took front and centre stage with the CDM10  Youth Programme.   On Thursday, December 7, 2017 young people from the 18 Participating States engaged in insightful debate on:  “The Role of Adolescents in Disaster Mitigation.”   The debate was followed by a Youth Cultural/Performing Arts Explosion.The Bahamas is the host of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM), December 4-9, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort.    The conference is facilitated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the involvement of 18-Participating States: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Virgin Islands.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

VillasBoas regrets not taking the PSG offer

first_imgBack in his days at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas was offered a chance to become the PSG coach but he declined as he wanted to stay at his current club – but he was fired later on and now, he regrets his decision.After declining this offer, his downfall at London began – and now, he admitted that it might have been a mistake to say a strict “no” to the French giants. However, it is not anything that the Portuguese can change and he knows about it as he reflected in the latest interview.The former Spurs coach spoke about this crucial decision as he claimed, according to Goal:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“The first season was magnificent in all aspects. We had a ‘short’ squad in terms of depth, but a great spirit and so much will.”“We picked up the most points in Spurs’ history with an incredible Bale who played behind Adebayor where he was free to move, but also with Lennon and Walker who allowed us to have a good counter-attacking 4-4-2.”“I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.”last_img read more

Vinnie Jones says United should refund supporters

first_imgFormer Leeds United midfielder Vinnie Jones says Manchester United should refund fans part of the cost of their season ticket following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Mourinho was relieved off his duties by the Premier League giants and he was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season, and the club won their first game under the former United striker on Saturday.The 5-1 win over Cardiff City was the first time this season that the Red Devils have out-run their opponents in a league game, and that has caused many to suggest that the players weren’t trying for Mourinho.One of those was Vinnie Jones, who told TalkSPORT, as quoted by ManchesterEvening News, that the United squad had ‘obviously gone against’ Mourinho.He said:“With the players obviously going against their manager, how about giving the supporters half of their money back?”Alexis Sanchez5 footballers who moved into music & DJ’ing Jozef Fabian – September 6, 2019 Have a look at some footballers who swapped their football boots for a DJ Turntable, DJ Mixer, and microphone!“The players didn’t play for the first half of the season, so they should  give the supporters half of their season ticket money back.”“When you’re watching your team, you at least want the players to be roaring around with their hearts on their sleeves.”“The supporters want the team to absolutely work their socks off and give 150 per cent, but that hasn’t happened for nearly half the season.”“So I think Manchester United should be looking at refunding the supporters half of their season ticket money.”last_img read more

San Diego DAs office releases letters detailing four deputyinvolved shootings last year

first_imgSan Diego DA’s office releases letters detailing four deputy-involved shootings last year March 2, 2018 John Soderman Posted: March 2, 2018 John Soderman, center_img Updated: 10:30 PM 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) — Four fatal deputy-involved shootings in San Diego County last year were legally justified and the deputies involved bear no criminal liability for their actions, according to review letters sent Friday to the sheriff’s department and released Friday by county District Attorney Summer Stephan.The letters sent to Sheriff Bill Gore involved shootings that happened between March and July 2017, specifically:On March 2, 10-year department veteran Deputy Brian Bloomberg shot 34-year-old Isidro Bazan Jr. after the transient had broken into an occupied home in the 600 block of Edgewater Drive in San Marcos, sheriff’s officials said. With the family of four locked in upstairs bedrooms, Bazan allegedly stole a family vehicle from the garage, crashed it as he fled and threatened tokill deputies with a Glock 40 pistol he claimed to be carrying. When Bazan rushed at deputies holding an item to his head, one deputy fired a beanbag round while Bloomberg fired two shots from his service gun, Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam said. One of the rounds struck Bazan in the chest and he died at the scene. Deputies subsequently determined that Bazan had been carrying a dark-colored butane torch, not a pistol or other weapon.On May 15, Deputy Noah Zarnow, who’d been with the department five years, opened fire on transient Emmanuel Ibarra, 34, when Ibarra allegedly rushed at the lawman and his partner holding a knife he previously used to attack a restaurant manager. Sheriff’s officials said the incident began when a man who’d just been kicked out of a Solana Beach Rubio’s returned to the restaurant with a knife and attacked the manager who ejected him from the eatery, stabbing the victim in his head and face. The 49-year-old victim survived the attack. Zarnow and another deputy soon spotted Ibarra, who matched the description of the assailant, near a stretch of train tracks beneath an elevated section of Via de la Valle in Del Mar, a few blocks south of therestaurant, Lt. Greg Rylaarsdam said. When the lawmen called out to him, Ibarra allegedly walked out from behind a concrete bridge support with a knife in his hand and strode toward the deputy closest to him, who lost his footing and fell down while backing away. Zarnow then yelled at Ibarra, who turned and charged him, still clutching the knife, Rylaarsdam said. Zarnow responded by opening fire on the suspect with his service pistol, wounding him multiple times. Ibarra later died at a hospital.On June 4, 23-year department veteran Deputy Richard Phillips shot and killed 66-year-old Bruce Dawley, who had called 911 to say he was suicidal and armed with a gun inside his home near Lake Morena County Park. When deputies arrived at the home in the 2500 block of Gladiola Drive, they allegedly heard at least one gunshot from inside the home shortly before Dawley emerged from the front door holding a pistol. He allegedly fired at deputies, prompting Phillips to shoot back with a shotgun. Initially there was some question as to whether Dawley’s death had been self-inflicted or resulted from the deputy’s return fire, but the county Medical Examiner’s Office determined the shotgun blast struck Dawley in his body and inflicted the fatal wound.On July 5, Deputy Christopher Villanueva, who’d been with the department for one year, and previously worked for the Escondido Police Department, opened fire on 24-year-old Vista resident Jonathon Coronel when the fleeing gang member allegedly made a threatening move during a confrontation in a neighborhood near Vista Village shopping center. Sheriff’s officials said Coronel had run from deputies who recognized him as a documented gang member, fleeing into the back yards of several homes and ultimately ending up behind a home in the 200 block of Knoll Road. That’s where Villanueva — who had been informed that Coronel was known to carry a handgun and allegedly had made threats to murder law enforcement officers — found Coronel shirtless and crouched down with his right hand covered by his T-shirt. Coronel allegedly turned to face the deputy while raising his shrouded arm toward him, Lt. Kenneth Nelson said. Fearing for his safety, Villanueva fired 12 to 15 rounds at him with his service pistol, and Coronel died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Coronel had no weapon on him at the time of the shooting, but may have discarded a knife and another makeshift dagger, which were found along the path Coronel took while trying to escape, Nelson said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in two immigrant

first_img Posted: July 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Tijuana man has been sentenced in San Diego to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling operation that led to two undocumented immigrants being struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 5.Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez, 33, pleaded guilty in April to two counts of bringing in certain aliens resulting in death and six counts of bringing in certain aliens for financial gain. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff on Monday to 97 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Martinez-Hernandez last September guided eight people through a hole in the wall near the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Mexico into the U.S., according to federal prosecutors. He got behind the wheel of a waiting vehicle and proceeded to drive away with the immigrants, eventually traveling in the wrong direction on the 5 Freeway.As Border Patrol officers pursued the vehicle, Martinez-Hernandez stopped on the side of the freeway, got out of the vehicle and guided the migrants across the interstate and over the fence separating the northbound and southbound sides.Two people were struck and killed after crossing the fence.Martinez-Hernandez and the six remaining migrants were found hiding near the scene of the accident and taken into custody.He told investigators that the eight people paid between $7,000 and $13,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. He was set to receive $1,000 per person for his services, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.“Smugglers see customers as dollar signs and have no concern for their safety and well-being,” said U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman. “This office is committed to prosecuting smugglers who exploit immigrants for financial gain.” July 18, 2018 Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in two immigrant smuggling deaths Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Local active duty military families struggling to put food on the table

first_img John Soderman, 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) — It may sound hard to believe, but a shockingly high number of local active duty military members are struggling to put food on the table for their families.According to the San Diego Food Bank, every month over 40,000 local active duty military members and their dependents seek food assistance from the Food Bank.One of the reasons these local members of the military are struggling to provide food for their families is because of the high cost of living in San Diego, a case of sticker shock, especially when they come here from states where things are not so expensive.The other reason includes high unemployment rates for the spouses of military members.The Food Bank says employers are often reluctant to hire the military spouses because they fear those spouses won’t be here for long because of military transfers.What’s worse is that the number of military personnel seeking food assistance continues to grow. Local active duty military families struggling to put food on the table Posted: September 9, 2018 Updated: 9:09 PMcenter_img September 9, 2018 John Soderman Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

ASA Supports RevenueBased Farm Program

first_imgSends Joint Letter with NCGA and NFU to Agriculture CommitteesOctober 19, 2011…Saint Louis, Missouri…The American Soybean Association (ASA) today called on the Congressional Agriculture Committees to consider moving to a revenue-based farm program when they make further recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Budget Reduction by Nov. 1.”The realities of the current federal budget and debt crises make it imperative to find a viable risk management approach that can replace several existing programs,” said ASA President Alan Kemper, a soybean producer from Lafayette, Ind., in a joint letter also signed by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and National Farmers Union (NFU). “A new revenue-based program should be designed to complement rather than overlap or replace the existing crop insurance program, which is a key part of the farm program safety net.”The letter was sent following agreement by Republican and Democrat leaders of both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to recommend $23 billion in spending reductions in programs currently authorized under the 2008 Farm Bill. The Committee leaders indicated that they would make further recommendations to the Joint Committee on how these cuts should be made among the various titles of the farm bill by Nov. 1. Eighty-four percent of the agriculture budget is comprised of nutrition programs, including SNAP (food stamps), with most of the balance in commodity and conservation programs.”We would note that, under a revenue-based program, compensation for losses that exceed a certain threshold would only be made as they are incurred, on all production and only on a portion of the loss,” the letter stated. “This stands in contrast with the current Direct Payment program under which farmers receive payments regardless of whether they produce a crop or incur a loss.”Kemper added that “many producers participate in the crop insurance program at levels that require losses of 30 percent or more before they are compensated. With the elimination of other elements of the farm safety net, a program is needed to offset part of these losses should they occur.”Under the Budget Control Act, the Joint Committee has until Nov. 23, to propose legislation that would reduce federal deficits over the next 10 years by a minimum of $1.2 trillion. Congress would need to pass the bill, without amendments and by simple majorities in both Houses, by Dec. 23, and President Barack Obama would need to sign it to prevent automatic program cuts from being made in 2013 that would particularly impact agriculture.”ASA looks forward to working with the Committees in their effort to provide details on their deficit recommendation to the Joint Committee,” Kemper said.last_img read more

DuPont Young Leaders Begin Training

first_imgThe 34th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders began their training at DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa this week. The class includes representatives from 19 soybean state affiliates and the Grain Farmers of Ontario.ASA President, Ron Moore (IL) and Vice President, John Heisdorffer (IA) provided an ASA overview and participated in a soybean issues panel. USB Chairman John Motter (OH) also participated in the meeting, reviewing the value of the checkoff and engagement of future agricultural leaders.While in Johnston, the Young Leaders participated in DiSC and communications training, discussed CRISPR technology and other important soybean industry advancements For more information about the ASA DuPont Young Leader Program click here.last_img

Former VFW post commander charged in theft of 66000

first_imgA former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7824 has been charged with stealing about $66,000 from the post.William George Weglage Jr. of Vancouver was arrested last week on suspicion of first-degree theft, said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department.On Tuesday, officials with the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office filed seven counts of first-degree theft against Weglage in court, an official said. His arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 27.Post members notified police in February of unauthorized checks totaling $66,000 that Weglage allegedly wrote to himself, Kapp said.Sgt. Daryl Tryon, the lead investigator, determined that Weglage changed the post’s bylaws to enable him to cash checks with only his own signature, Kapp said.Weglage has since been released from jail. Reached by phone Tuesday evening, he declined to comment on the allegations.Post members are happy that Weglage has been arrested and hope, if he’s found guilty, that a judge will order him to repay the money, said a member who asked that his name not be published.Hoping for a loanA story published in The Columbian on Sept. 15 described how the 400-member post has run out of money to finish remodeling its new headquarters, the former Heights Tavern at 400 N. Andresen Road.last_img read more

Zarelli unveils plan for big cuts

first_imgState Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, unveiled a list of $850 million in proposed state budget cuts Wednesday — and promised more to come — to help the state plug an immediate budget hole while protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens.The list, prepared by the Senate Republican Caucus, was delivered to Gov. Chris Gregoire late Monday in response to a request for ideas that she issued to all four legislative caucuses on Nov. 18. The Senate GOP is the only caucus that has responded to the request so far.“We share common ground with the governor in many areas, but we also offer additional ideas that span state government — whether it’s redirecting revenue streams to the general fund, prioritizing services for citizens, more substantial welfare reforms, a completely separate list related to K-12 education, or eliminating numerous functions and programs in general government,” Zarelli said in a statement. The governor is asking the Legislature’s help in identifying quick-turnaround cost-saving measures to deal with an unexpected $385 million revenue shortfall in the budget through June 30, 2011, as well as more structural changes to deal with a projected $5.7 billion deficit in the 2011-13 budget cycle.“The ongoing savings represented by our list exceed what the governor has proposed once you subtract her $367 million worth of fund transfers and accounting gimmicks, as those don’t amount to savings going forward,” Zarelli said. “The Senate Republican list also reflects our commitment to protecting the most vulnerable in society, by choosing not to accept proposed cuts to prescription drugs for senior citizens, cuts to services for the mentally ill, or service-hour reductions to the developmentally disabled.”last_img read more

Washougals Baldwin takes new job

first_imgWashougal’s retiring school superintendent has a new job in the Portland area.Teresa Baldwin will be the interim superintendent of the Centennial School District beginning July 1. She retires from Washougal on June 30. Dawn Tarzian, an administrator in the Corvallis, Ore., school district, has been hired has her successor.Baldwin, 63, has been superintendent in Washougal since 2006.The Centennial district has 6,700 students and more than 700 employees in 10 schools. It serves a swath of the southeast metro suburbs, including parts of the cities of Portland and Gresham. School board chair Shar Giard said in a statement that Baldwin has signed a one-year contract as interim superintendent.last_img

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Success out of this world

first_imgIt turns out science is record-breakingly good for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.The VSO broke all previous attendance records for May after joining up with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry for a performance of Gustav Holst’s seven-part suite called “The Planets.”As part of the show, Jim Todd, OMSI’s planetarium manager, discussed various aspects of the solar system’s planets to go along with Holst’s music.About 3,700 people turned up for four performances of the show, the most in any month in the orchestra’s 33-year history, said Richard Brase, a former member and part-time spokesman for the VSO.“All kinds of attendance records were broken,” Brase said. “These sorts of records are not strictly kept, but we had about 1,900 people show up for our two public performances of The Planets and 1,800 turn up for our two performances for students.”In general, audience numbers grew with each performance during the 2011-2012 season, which ran from October through May, said Igor Shakhman, orchestra manager.“It’s extremely exciting and encouraging,” Shakhman said. “I think it’s a combination of everybody’s work. The board is doing an amazing job, all the volunteers in the office, at the concert, and of course our amazing orchestra and our world-class conductor (Salvador Brotons).”last_img read more