Water Polo: Greece Sent off Kazakhstan 19-5, USA stuns Spain

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary – In the battle of two teams coming off first-day losses, this was one of their most important matches in Budapest. Greece, is used to being at the sharp end of the tournament, so was favoured to have the better of Kazakhstan.Greece never gave space to Kazakhstan, relentlessly assaulting its goal. It all started with the champion centre forward, Alexandra Asimaki, sending in two goals in two minutes. It stretched to 5-0 by the break and 6-0 in the second before Kazakhstan hit back through veteran Aizhan Akilbayeva. It quickly moved to 8-1 and then 9-2 by halftime. Kazakhstan’s second goal came from a swift centre-forward backhand from Zamira Myrabekova, FINA reports.It was Triantafyllia Manolioudaki who completed the scoring from the penalty line. Pickings were lean for Kazakhstan in the third period as Greece went out to 13-3 by the final break. Kazakhstan managed two more goals in the final quarter — Akilbayeva and Anastassiya Mirshina —although Greece was unstoppable, scoring the last four goals taking the tally higher than Kazakhstan could dream. Defending water polo champion US beats Spain 12-8 BUDAPEST (AP) — The United States defeated Spain 12-8 to stay unbeaten in its women’s water polo title defense at the world championships on Tuesday.Maddie Musselman and Kiley Neushul each scored three goals, while Gabby Stone made 11 saves for the Americans.The U.S., Olympic champion and winner of every major competition since the 2013 worlds, leads Group B with maximum points from two games.Spain and New Zealand have one win each after the Kiwis beat South Africa 8-6.Canada scored in the final second to edge China 9-8 in Group A, where Italy and Brazil were playing later.The Netherlands, the 2015 silver medalist, defeated Japan 20-8 in Group C, and Hungary routed France 24-5.Australia moved top of Group D with an 8-5 win over Russia.Sources: Associated Press, FINATweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Neeraj Chopra welcomes AFI’s decision to hire new foreign coach

first_imgJavelin star Neeraj Chopra has welcomed the Athletic Federation of India’s decision of hiring German biomechanics expert Dr Klaus Bartonietz as support staff for national coach Uwe Hohn as he feels upcoming throwers also require a foreign coach when the Hohn is not at the national camp.”It’s a very important decision, I feel. Our group is getting bigger by the day as more talented throwers are coming to the team. Hohn sir is mostly travelling away with us and that’s why the athletes back at the national camp still require a foreign coach,” Neeraj told Mail Today from Potchefstroom, South Africa.The development comes after coach Hohn complained about Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) lack of support in providing sufficient equipment, support staff and better diet to the javelin squad.An AFI official told Mail Today they are looking forward to bring Bartonietz to India as soon as possible but are still waiting for SAI’s confirmation.”We are eager to bring Bartonietz to the national camp as soon as possible and start working with the group but we are unable to do so until SAI gives the go ahead.”Meanwhile, as Neeraj continues his training for the season ahead in Northwest University of the Rainbow nation, fans are eager to see him touch the golden figure of 90m. The 21-year-old javelin star, however, is not worried about touching 90m as of yet.”I know everyone wants me to touch 90m mark soon but it is not something I am worried about. At the moment, I am throwing in the region of 85m regularly. I am hoping to take that consistency level to 86-87m. Once I peak in the season, any number is achievable” he said.advertisementAt the end of the last season, the athlete said he seeks improvement in his technique as his throws often tilted to left and occasionally ended outside the sector. It also cost him a medal at the IAAF Continental Cup despite an 85m-plus throw.Talking on the issue, Neeraj said: “We are still working on that issue. At the moment, we are mostly working on my strength. I mostly do medicine ball throw or iron ball throw as we still have time to get into competition mould,” said Neeraj.The year is going to be an eventful one for the Haryana boy as he will be taking part in the Asian Championships in April, followed by Doha Diamond League in May in order to attain qualifying marks for the World Championship and Olympics. Neeraj will be back in India in March and is expected to kick off the season with the Federation Cup in Patiala.last_img read more

BOND REMAINS AT $500,000 FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER SUSPECT

first_imgTHE BOND WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR A DAKOTA CITY WOMAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE FATAL STABBING OF A SIOUX CITY WOMAN LAST SUNDAY MORNING ON THE CITY’S WESTSIDE.A WOODBURY COUNTY JUDGE DENIED A REQUEST THURSDAY TO REDUCE THE BOND FOR 20 YEAR OLD MELISSA CAMARGO-FLORES FROM A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.CAMRGO-FLORES IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF 24-YEAR-OLD KENIA ALVAREZ-FLORES OUTSIDE OF THE VICTIM’S HOME IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF WEST 14TH STREET.CAMARGO-FLORES NEXT COURT DATE IS APRIL 19TH.SHE REMAINS IN CUSTODY AT THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL.last_img read more

9 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino ‘worried’ about Kane injury

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino ‘worried’ about Kane injuryby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was hit by a double injury blow along with defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.Pochettino admitted he is “worried” about the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury he picked up at the end of their defeat.Moussa Sissoko was also injured on a damaging afternoon for Spurs, whose title ambitions all-but died.”I think I am worried because we will see what happens with Harry Kane,” Pochettino said.”I think Moussa is only a small thing but we will see, we need to assess Harry Kane.”At the end I think he suffered a big tackle and twisted his ankle and now we need to assess him over the next few days, hoping it is not a big issue.”Sissoko was forced off with a groin injury.”No it was groin, a small thing in his groin. Let’s hope it is not a big issue too,” Pochettino added. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

U-19 Asia Cup 2019: India thrash Pakistan by 60 runs

first_img Press Trust of India MoratuwaSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 20:36 IST U-19 Asia Cup 2019: India beat Pakistan by 60 runs on Saturday (@ACCMedia1 Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia posted 305 on the board, thanks to varma and Azad’s hundredsPakistan U-19 team were bowled out for 240India U-19 are at the 2nd spot of Group A table behind AfghanistanOpener Arjun Azad and No 3 batsman NT Tilak Verma scored hundreds as India comfortably crushed arch-rivals Pakistan by 60 runs in an U-19 Asia Cup encounter in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on Saturday.Batting first, India scored a challenging 305 for 9 in 50 overs riding on 183-run second wicket stand between Arjun (121 off 111 balls) and Tilak (110 off 119 balls).In reply, Pakistan were never in contention as they were bowled out for 245 in 46.4 overs. Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar took 3 for 36 in 10 overs.Arjun Azad is named the Man of the Match for a fantastic century at the top of the order, sharing a crucial 183-run stand with fellow centurion Tilak Varma!#INDvPAK #U19AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/5xFUUgdnx4AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 7, 2019Medium pacers Vidyadhar Patil and Sushant Mishra chipped in with a couple of wickets each.The right-hander, Arjun hit eleven fours and four sixes while Tilak had 10 boundaries and a six to his credit.None of the other India batsmen could surpass individual score of 20 as Pakistan seamers Naseem Shah (3/52) and Abbas Afridi (3/72) were taken to task despite returning with three wickets apiece.While batting, Pakistan captain Rohail Khan (117 off 108 balls) fought a lone battle and got some support from Haris Khan (43) during their 120-run stand for the fourth wicket.Once Rohail was trapped leg-before by seamer Akash Singh at the start of 41st over, Pakistani challenge ended.Brief Scores: India 305/9 in 50 overs (Arjun Azad 121, NT Tilak Verma 110, Naseem Shah 3/52, Abbas Afridi 3/72). Pakistan 245 in 46.4 overs (Rohail Khan 117, Haris Khan 43, Atharva Ankolekar 3/36).Also Read | Only Test: Zadran, Afghan fifties help Afghanistan stretch lead vs BangladeshAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow U-19 Asia Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Arjun AzadFollow Tilak Verma Next U-19 Asia Cup 2019: India thrash Pakistan by 60 runsOpener Arjun Azad and top-order batsman Tilak Varma scored hundreds as India U-19 posted 305 before bowling Pakistan U-19 for 245 runs in their second Group A match of U-19 Asia Cup in Moratuwa. advertisementlast_img read more

Cruise Ship Held in Lisbon over Debt Dispute

first_imgzoom Cruise ship MV Azores with nearly 500 British passengers aboard was stranded overnight in Lisbon having been prevented by the harbor master to leave due to allegedly unpaid debts.The ship was about to head for Bristol to round off a 15-night cruise, when it got caught in the midst of a legal battle between a former crew member and the owners of the ship, writes the Daily Mail.Finally, the ship was allowed to leave 19 hours late after the ship’s manager Essex-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages came to an arrangement with Portuguese authorities, the daily writes. Cruise & Maritime Voyages said that the delay would influence the company’s sailing by one day and subsequently shorten the British Isles cruise itinerary.“The ship was originally scheduled to arrive in Bristol Avonmouth on Friday 10th April 2015. However due to a delayed departure from the port of Lisbon on the previous cruise, we had no option but to delay our sailing by one day and subsequently shorten the British Isles cruise itinerary to 8 nights,” the company said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

North Korea fires several unidentified projectiles

first_imgSeoul: North Korea launched “multiple unidentified projectiles” on Wednesday, Seoul said, days after firing two ballistic missiles as a warning to the South over planned joint military drills with the United States. A “number of projectiles” were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn, said an official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We can’t say at this point how far they flew and are analysing them while preparing for additional possible launches,” the official told AFP. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThere was no immediate statement from the nuclear-armed North on the launch, which came six days after leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the firing of two missiles despite a meeting with US President Donald Trump last month. Pyongyang and Washington are engaged in a long-running diplomatic process over the North’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes that has seen three high-profile meetings between their leaders in the space of a year. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe North has defied years of isolation and sanctions to develop its arsenal and has not given up any of its weapons, while proving itself adept at dragging out negotiations. Kim and Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during their impromptu June encounter in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, but that working-level dialogue has yet to begin. Pyongyang has warned the talks could be derailed by Washington and Seoul’s refusal to scrap the annual manoeuvres between their forces. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not address the launch but said talks would “start before too long,” without giving details.last_img read more

Classaction lawsuit alleges systemic abuse at defunct private Christian school

first_imgA group of former students are set to take the private Christian school they attended to court next week, alleging in a class-action lawsuit that they were subjected to psychological abuse designed to erode their sense of safety.The certified class action, which has spent more than a decade winding its way through the legal system, will see five plaintiffs represent former residential students who attended Grenville Christian College in Brockville, Ont., between 1973 and 1997.“The conduct of the defendants … was calculated to produce harm and did, in fact, produce physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual harms,” the students’ statement of claim reads. “The defendants fostered an atmosphere of fear, intimidation, anxiety and suspicion.”The plaintiffs are suing the school and the estates of two of its former headmasters — Charles Farnsworth, who died in 2015, and J. Alastair Haig, who died in 2009 — along with some family members who also worked at the school for $200 million in damages for allegedly breaching their duty to take care of the students.The students allege they were cut off from communicating with their families, kept under constant surveillance and subjected to “exorcisms” and so-called “light sessions.”“Students were forced to confess sins, real or imagined, as the individual defendants and other staff members challenged and/or screamed at the students,” the statement of claim says. “Students were compelled to confess imagined sins and to betray other students.” Several students also alleged they were beaten with wooden paddles. The allegations have not been proven in court.The students were permanently affected by their treatment at the school, the court document said. Many of them still have poor self-esteem and difficulty trusting people.“For the plaintiffs and many of the class members, it’s about holding the school to account and making the public aware of child abuse to the view of preventing similar things in the future,” said Loretta Merritt, one of the lawyers representing the students.In its statement of defence, lawyers for the school said students weren’t cut off from their families and denied the allegations of exorcism and light sessions, saying that while some students were occasionally subjected to “corporal punishment in the form of a paddle,” it was only for the most serious breaches.The statement of defence says most students had a great experience at Grenville, which shut down in 2007.“Most certainly there would have been students over the years who experienced unhappiness from time to time at Grenville or who felt anxious or perceived that they were suffering humiliation. These, however, are ordinary human feelings,” the statement reads.“They were not the product of any negligent or deliberate infliction of mental suffering on the part of the plaintiffs.” Geoffrey Adair, a lawyer for the defendants, said the difference between students’ experiences is practically irreconcilable.“Some people present a picture of Grenville as a very rigid, harsh, abusive culture. Others think Grenville was an amazingly positive experience,” he said. “A court is going to have to decide which vision, if you will, or which view, is the fact and which is fiction.”The statement of defence also notes the amount of time that had elapsed since the alleged abuse.At the time that the lawsuit was initially filed in 2008, there was a time limit on reporting allegations of child abuse. Eight years later, while the case was inching forward in the legal system, Ontario changed its laws to eliminate the limit in those cases.But Adair notes that the amount of time that’s passed does still have an effect on the case — some things, such as corporal punishment, were more acceptable forty years ago than they are now.The courts, he noted, must look at the standards at the time.The initial class action also named the Anglican Diocese of Ontario as a defendant, because Farnsworth and Haig were ordained Anglican ministers and the school presented itself as Anglican.The diocese argued that in spite of those facts, the school was not officially affiliated with the religious institution, and the case against it was dropped.The trial is set to begin Monday if no settlement is reached by then.Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Minister meets Northern fishermen discusses concerns

Amaraweera assured the Northern fishermen that Sri Lanka will discuss a solution with India on the issue of Indians poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The Minister also said that with the assistance of the Navy, the Government will look at new measures to prevent Indian fishermen from poaching in Sri Lankan waters. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today met fishermen in the North and discusses their concerns.Among the issues discussed was the impact on Northern fishermen as a result of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters. During the meeting attended by Northern fishermen associations, Amaraweera also said that funds will be allocated to develop fishing harbors in the North.Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran also participated in the discussion. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Mens soccer battles to draw against Bowling Green

Freshman defender Craig Zahour (2) controls the ball during a match against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Field. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team earned its first draw of the season at Bowling Green in front of more than 3,000 fans over the weekend.The game was the first of four straight in-state matchups for the Buckeyes, who are now 2-2-1 for the season, while BGSU sits at 1-2-2.“With an in-state opponent, and us being OSU, teams are always going to want to come at you,” OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said. “(Bowling Green) had lots of fans come out and they used the (fans) to their advantage.”The match went into double overtime before ending in a 0-0 tie. OSU’s best chance to score came in the last minute of regulation when junior midfielder Alec Lowell took a shot off a free kick from nearly 25 yards out, but the shot was deflected out of bounds. With less than a minute left on the clock, the Buckeyes had two chances to score off corner kicks, but failed to convert on either.Lowell said it was good to come out of the game with a point, regardless of the score.“It was really good to get a point out of a big away game versus an in-state rival with over 3,000 fans,” Lowell said. “Going into next week we are going to have to come out strong in our own house.”The Falcons outshot the Buckeyes 35-12 but only nine of BGSU shots were on goal, compared to two for the Buckeyes. Lowell led the Buckeyes with three shots and Ivanov recorded eight saves. It was the fifth straight game in which Ivanov has recorded six or more saves.“I will always do as much as I can to keep the team in it,” Ivanov said. “We have had some great team defending as well.”The Buckeyes are set to return to Columbus when they host Wright State Tuesday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. OSU is then scheduled to take on Dayton in Columbus Friday at 7:30 p.m.Senior defender and captain Sage Gardner said he is looking forward to playing in Columbus again and said the team will have to continue to improve.“It feels like it has been a while since we’ve played at home,” Gardner said. “We learned to start stronger and more aggressive and to surpass the opponent’s mentality. We did better the last game after we got more assertive.” read more

Port Mourant home destroyed by fire family devastated

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFire destroys Tucville range housesFebruary 3, 2019In “latest news”Corentyne fire leaves 12 homelessDecember 27, 2018In “Crime”Guard hut at Stewartville Primary School goes up in flamesOctober 12, 2013In “Crime” Four persons are now homeless after a fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely destroyed their Lot 58 Clifton, Port Mourant, East Berbice, Corentyne  home on Thursday morning.Sunita JagdeoThe blaze also destroyed a business operated by Sunita Jagdeo as well as caused severe damage to a nearby building.According to information received, the blaze stated in the area where the electric circuit is kept.A distressed Jagdeo told this publication that at about 23:50h she heard a loud sound and thought it was gunshots.“Meh daughter said mommy get up something going off like a gunshot, and when me get up and peep by the crease, meh see the fire plenty,” the woman recalled.She further explained that she alerted neighbours who came out in their numbers and assisted but unfortunately, nothing was saved from the burning build.Moreover, the heat from the burning house caused extensive damage to a nearby house.Jagdeo occupied the building with her daughter, son and 42-year-old brother.At the time of the blaze, her brother and son were not at home.Jagdeo recalled that on Wednesday evening she saw wires sparking and she contacted the Guyana Power and Light Inc. to make a report but after sometime, the sparks had ceased.Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of Operations, Clive Mc Donald confirmed that the Rose Hall Fire Service would have received that report of the fire close to midnight and without hesitation, fire fighters rushed to the scene. They however, managed to curtail the blaze.An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire. read more

Debt is only half of Greeces problem

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund believes a plan for bondholders to shoulder some of the cost of a second bailout for Greece won’t revive the country’s economy without measures to bolster the country’s competitiveness. ‘It’s important to understand what problems Greece is facing: the public debt problem and the competitiveness problem,” Olivier Blanchard, the fund’s chief economist, said at a news conference in Washington. “In order to get out of the hole it has to solve both problems.” European finance ministers at their meeting in Brussels told Greek officials to go back to the negotiating table with bondholders, saying the country should exchange existing securities for new ones at lower interest rates than what creditors are offering. At the same time, they said Greece’s commitment to fiscal and structural reforms needed to be strengthened if the country is to receive 130 billion euros ($169 billion) in public funds under a second package. “It was decided that the banks, private lenders, would also take losses,” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told France 2 television on Tuesday in Paris. “Now we have to know how much. The time has come to get serious.”Lagarde said she has no doubt that political will existed for an agreement, though it had to be coordinated and required an effort “on the part of everyone, notably the banks.” The IMF “has made it clear” that it thinks Greek debt as a percentage of gross domestic product shouldn’t exceed 120 percent by 2020, according to Blanchard, adding that it is the result the debt swap negotiations needed to achieve. The Washington-based IMF cut its forecast for global growth this week and warned that the European debt crisis threatens to derail the world economy. They forecast that the 17-nation eurozone will slip into mild recession in 2012, cutting the increase in global output from 3.25 per cent this year instead of the original forecast of 4 per cent. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Supermarket sector sees turnover decline in Greece

first_imgGreece’s supermarket and cash and carry sector has declined at an annual rate of 3.7 percent over the last four years, hit – albeit to a lesser degree than other domains in the country’s economy – by the financial crisis and a drop in demand, according to an annual survey conducted by ICAP.The crisis started to impact on the sector in 2010, when 20 years of consecutive growth came to an end, with a 1.4 percent annual drop in turnover. From 2011 to 2014, the yearly decline was three or four times that rate, reaching just over 11 billion euros last year.Sector professionals say that the greatest impact has been on sales at hypermarkets, which sell a multitude of products other than food and basic commodities, offering apparel, electrical and electronic goods etc.The economic crisis has favored concentration in the sector, the survey stressed, as evident since 2011 with company shutdowns, departures and acquisitions, a trend that has been growing in recent months. This has resulted in the constant growth of the store networks of the sector’s biggest chains.Small and medium-sized enterprises in the domain are facing sustainability problems, while many have been forced to shut loss-making outlets or even close down altogether, resulting in the redistribution of their market share between the larger main players. Furthermore the biggest chains have economies of scale, which gives them an advantage over smaller enterprises and contributes in the increase in concentration.The ICAP data showed that the 11 biggest companies in the sector (based on turnover) have 2,080 stores across the country, with 37.2 percent of them being in Attica.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le Vietnam inquiet dune contamination à larsenic

first_imgLe Vietnam inquiet d’une contamination à l’arsenicAprès le Bangladesh, le Vietnam est lui aussi touché par une contamination à l’arsenic via l’eau en provenance du Fleuve rouge.Le Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences publie une étude qui met en évidence la contamination à l’arsenic du Fleuve rouge à côté duquel vivent plusieurs millions de Vietnamiens. L’eau contient en effet un taux cinq fois supérieur à 10 microgrammes par litre, le seuil maximal que l’OMS a fixé. Cette consommation d’arsenic en grande quantité entraîne des cancers de la peau, des poumons, de la vessie ou du rein tout provoquant des modifications de la pigmentation et de l’épaisseur de la peau.Découverte en 1998, la pollution à l’arsenic a entraîné la mise en place d’une étude de plus grande envergure qui a débuté en 2005. Elle a permis de mesurer les quantités de différents composés chimiques contenus dans l’eau de consommation : l’arsenic, le manganèse, le fer, le phosphate et le sélénium.L’étude révèle que 27% des puits qui servent à alimenter en eau de boisson les Vietnamiens vivant aux abords du Fleuve rouge contiennent des taux d’arsenic et de manganèse dangereux et se révélant extrêmement nocifs notamment pour le développement neurologique des enfants.À lire aussiCe corail préfère manger du plastique plutôt que de sa nourriture habituelleSciences et Avenir rappelle que l’arsenic est présent naturellement dans les eaux souterraines qui circulent en Asie du sud-est. L’empoisonnement vient du fait que l’eau destinée à la consommation provient de puits peu profonds pompant une eau riche en arsenic. Il suffirait d’aller pomper plus profondément pour obtenir une eau saine.Malheureusement, l’arsenic a fini par filtrer et atteindre même ces poches d’eau jusque-là préservées. Les scientifiques cherchent donc à mettre en place des centrales de retraitement de l’eau, dernière solution à ce problème de santé publique.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 11:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Press Talk: The good, the bad, the ugly

first_img Bridge talk builds careers. Not bridges. Hey, it ain’t “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff,” but it does have some potential for a coffee mug. Let me explain.I’m pretty sure long before Fort Vancouver was a real fort, there was chatter about how to get across that monster of a river, known today as the Columbia. Some guy promised two canoes in every driveway and even though he probably didn’t deliver, he was named grand poobah for life, because he said what we wanted to hear.Today, the on-and-off harangue on how to improve our commuting experience back and forth to Oregon is back on again. Our state Legislature is at the beginning of doing its talking thing again which — if history is any indication — will amount to absolutely nothing. And the only thing there has been more of than politicians pontificating on all things bridge, is journalists writing about politicians pontificating on all things bridge. So I had to ask myself, have I got anything — anything — worth a buck? Don’t answer that too quickly! Heck, let’s give it a try.How about, even though we can’t seem to get a bridge built, all the talking we do about it has built a few careers. Some of those careers are good, some are bad and some are ugly. Yeah, that’s the ticket. So let’s get started. Lou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor emeritus. His column of personal opinion appears the first Saturday of every month. Reach him at lounews1@gmail.com.last_img read more

Giggs slams Wales for poor display

first_imgWales manager Ryan Giggs has criticized his side for their complacency after they lost 1-0 to Albania on Tuesday.Wales end 2018 with back-to-back defeats as lost 1-0 to Albania in a friendly on Tuesday thanks to a controversial second-half penalty, and Giggs after the game admitted the players lacked concentration.“The performance was not good enough and the result was what we deserved,” Giggs told Sky Sports.“We controlled the first half and thought it was going to be easy. We should have won that game, we were in total control.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“But they let themselves down tonight. We go a goal down, we don’t play our own game, we are pumping the ball in their box.“Quite simply we turned up thinking we would win and thinking someone would get us out of trouble.“I have been in football long enough to smell when something is going to happen and I said that at half-time because players didn’t have that concentration tonight.”last_img read more

SR 504 to reopen Saturday

first_imgDrivers can take state Highway 504 from Castle Rock to this weekend’s opening of the Johnston Ridge Observatory.Crews have cleared 20 feet of late-spring snow from the highway to ensure visitors can attend the annual event, according to a news release from the Washington Department of Transportation. State Highway 14, also known as Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, located east of Coldwater Lake at milepost 45, will open at 8 a.m. Saturday. The highway has been closed since December because of heavy snowfall. Although the highway is clear now, the department of transportation cautions that more snow is forecasted in the area next week and drivers should be prepared for wintry conditions.last_img read more

Northwest Pipe Co reports 162 million profit for 2012

first_imgVancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. on Friday reported solid financial results for 2012, posting a profit of $16.2 million, or $1.72 per share. That compares with a profit of $12.7 million in 2011, or $1.35 per share for 2011.The company, which manufactures steel pipe primarily for drinking water systems, said it experienced record net sales, with $524.5 million in 2012. That compares with $511.7 million in net sales in 2011.The company’s water transmission segment was particularly strong, driven by Northwest Pipe’s Lake Texoma project in Texas, “the largest project in our history,” Scott Montross, the company’s president and CEO, said in a news release.last_img read more

Paradise off to strong start in 2018 with 364 new LMG terminals

first_imgMacau’s Paradise Entertainment Group says it has already deployed 364 new Live Multi Game (LMG) terminals to the city’s casinos in 2018 – almost five times the number of terminals it deployed through all of 2017.The group’s activities were detailed in its 2017 Annual Report, released on Tuesday, and follow a year in which Paradise deployed just 78 LMG terminals in total at peninsula properties Wynn Macau and Legend Palace. It had previously deployed 893 terminals at six properties in 2016. Paradise issued its first deployment of 2018 on 13 February, with MGM Cotai installing 217 terminals for its grand opening. The following day, another 97 terminals were added at Casino Waldo – one of three Macau casinos under Paradise’s management.The company also revealed that it has signed an agreement with a gaming service provider operating at Casino L’Arc for deployment of 50 LMG terminals under a revenue sharing arrangement for an initial term of three years.Excluding the 1,291 terminals installed at the Macau casinos under its management, Paradise reported average daily GGR per terminal of HK$425 in 2017 but didn’t reveal the total number of terminals it currently has deployed in the Macau market. RelatedPosts APE completes new installation of Konami’s “Fortune Cup” at MGM Cotai Load More Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analystslast_img read more