first_imgThe English Football Association (FA) have formally warned Pep Guardiola over his comments regarding referee Anthony TaylorThe Manchester City coach breached FA regulations while questioning whether Taylor should referee for their derby with Manchester United on November 11.“Mr Taylor is from Manchester, but do people know the team he supports?” said Guardiola in a pre-match briefing.“Mr Taylor is going to try and make a good game.“All of England and all of Europe is going to watch us. The ref doesn’t want to make a mistake.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“But, if he is a fan of United or a fan of City – everyone can be a fan of whoever he wants. So, no problem.”The BBC have now reported that Guardiola has been warned that no managers can speak over refereeing appointments.In 2016, United boss Jose Mourinho was handed a £50k fine for discussing the same referee before their game with Liverpool.City. who defeated United 3-1 last time out, will next face a trip to West Ham on Saturday in a Premier League game.last_img read more

first_imgBorussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre announced he has a full squad to pick from for Saturday’s Bundesliga game at 1. FSV Mainz 05BVB return to action this weekend, after the international break, looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Bundesliga.The unbeaten leaders have won six of their last seven league games and Favre will be able to count on a fully fit squad at the Opel Arena.“All the players are in training, everyone is fit, and there are no injuries,” Favre told reporters on YouTube.“Abdou Diallo has been training all week. Since yesterday, he has been able to participate fully.”He added on Diallo: “He has played several positions before which is always good for a team.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Despite the good run of form though, sporting director Michael Zorc warned the players against letting their guard down.“There’s no reason to abandon our approach of taking each game as it comes,” said Zorc.“We need to remain absolutely focused, start from scratch and not change anything.“It’s imperative that we’re even more focused right now than in an English week.”The Dortmund game at Mainz will begin at 15:30 (CET) on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has responded to the criticisms of Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone on him and his teammates.In the midfielder’s first interview since winning the Ballon d’Or earlier this month, the 33-year-old spoke of the manager’s disparaging comments about the award and Madrid.“I understand why Simeone has defended his own players,” Modric told Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti, as cited by Football Espana.“I understand why he believes Griezmann was the best but in doing so he feels the need to disparage Real Madrid and the players here.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“There are suggestions that there is something else behind why Madrid players win these trophies, and that is not the case.“I have a lot of respect for Atletico and Simeone, their players and their fans – they are a great club and whey they defeat us, I acknowledge it and congratulate them.“But we have been hugely successful too, we have beaten them in two finals and it is not fair to say these achievements are due to favoritism.”last_img read more

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva is not bothered about Everton’s ability to score more goals and the need to secure more strikers.January transfer window is a few days away and Silva is tired of being told to buy a striker to take the place of Romelu Lukaku.Ronald Koeman lost his job over a year ago and was succeeded by Sam Allardyce who brought in Cenk Tosun last January. However, the Turkey international has not thoroughly impressed as the club wanted and is being used sparingly ever since.“I understand the reasons why I keep getting asked about buying a striker,” Silva said, according to the Guardian.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But what I can tell you is that Richarlison has scored nine goals. That is not a bad number considering he was banned for a couple of matches and has not played every game up front.“It would be ideal to have someone scoring a goal in every game but that is not easy. When you look at the list of the best strikers in the Premier League this season Richarlison is not far from the top. To have someone scoring more would be fantastic but we have to be fair to the players we have.“It is not just in that position we can improve either. It is not right to be always talking about the same position in the squad. You can improve everywhere. Even the best team in the world can improve.”last_img read more

first_imgManchester City defender John Stones has praised the performance of the club’s supporters during their victory over Liverpool on Thursday.The Premier League champions defeated Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane, with Roberto Firmino finding the net for the Reds.The action on the pitch was also matched by the fantastic atmosphere in the stands with the fans providing superb backing throughout the entire game.Stones said the players fed off the crowd’s energy and vice-versa as he paid tribute to the City supporters.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I think everyone knew the magnitude of the game and wanted to get behind us,” said Stones, according to the club’s official website.“I think they feel the same passion as us. It was a massive game to try and get closer to Liverpool.”“We’re still fighting and there are still so many games to play.”“We knew what we were playing for and I think we showed that in the way we played.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea Coach Maurizio Sarri has shared his views on the strength of club football compared with the International stage.The gaffer who joined Chelsea from Napoli last summer also shared his thought on VAR and the controversies that trail it following his sides FA cup defeat to Tottenham.Though VAR was used in the match, it was not without controversies and the Chelsea Coach when informed about how effective the VAR was during the World cup, he claimed not to have followed the tournament due to lack of interest.“I did not see anything at the World Cup. I don’t like the national teams. There is nothing to learn,” Sarri told the club’s official website.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.”Every coach thinks like me, but it is unusual to say it. It is impossible to organise very well a team in 30 days. I think every team in the World Cup would lose against a top-level club team in every match, but I think also that it is normal, because in a club you have time to organise a team, in a national team you have no time to organise the team so it is very difficult to see an organised team in the Euros or the World Cup. It is only a question of time I think.”When asked the direct could Chelsea beat England question, Sarri’s response was: ‘I think so, why not, our level is not less than the England national team.“We can draw, we can lose, we can win. Maybe [I have had] more time than the national team but not enough to organise the team as I want. Next week will be the first week without three matches since August. The time is not enough.”last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid defender Jesus Vallejo has suffered a second grade muscle injury to his left leg, the club announced on Wednesday.The youngster reportedly sustained the injury during the club’s Monday training session and it is yet unclear how long he will stay out of action according to Efe news.“After the tests carried out on our player Jesus Vallejo by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a grade II injury to the biceps femurs in the left leg,” A statement on the club’s official website obtained by The Statesman read.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Real Madrid lost 1-0 against Leganes on Wednesday and Vallejo played no part in the game which manager Solari used fringe players.  Real Madrid have been struggling to win games since the departure of former manager Zinedine Zidane and star player Cristiano Ronaldo. The duo left the Spanish side before the start of the current season.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool legend Phil Thompson believes fans are scared of another era of Liverpool dominance as they bid to end their wait for a Premier League titleThompson won seven league titles, three European Cups and the FA Cup with the Reds as a player during the Merseyside club’s golden age of the 1970s and 1980s.Jurgen Klopp has placed the Reds in a good position to win their first league title for 29 years this season.But Thompson revealed ahead of Sunday’s showdown against bitter rivals Manchester United that Premier League rivals are frightened.“A lot of fans are worried about the cycle coming around again, not just Manchester United,” Thompson told Sky Sports News.“They are frightened. That’s why they are starting to get nervous of Liverpool winning the Premier League again.“A lot of people don’t want it like the ’70s and ’80s again and a lot of people wouldn’t want Manchester United to do it again.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Thompson who became Liverpool’s assistant manager under Gerard Houllier highlighted the importance of ending the League title hoodoo.“It’s been far too long. The Premier League has become the holy grail and maybe even the burden for too many years.Phil Thompson with the European Cup.— When Football Was Better (@FootballInT80s) January 9, 2016“But it would be the pinnacle, and if Jurgen Klopp was able to pull it off in these days of the big money Manchester City and Chelsea have thrown at it, it would be quite unbelievable.“Yes, we got to the Champions League final last year – we didn’t win, but what a wonderful occasion it was – and we remember 2005, but give me and most Liverpool fans the Premier League any day.”last_img read more

first_img December 22, 2017 San Diego Firefighters Boot Drive benefiting the family of Cory Iverson KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 10:03 AM The San Diego area firefighters are holding a countywide boot-drive to benefit the family of our fallen brother Cory Iverson. We anticipate a few departments adding in the next day or two but currently our coordinated efforts will be seen on Friday, December 22nd, at the following locations:– 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM ( morning commute)– Chula Vista( East H street. / hidden vista drive)– Imperial beach– National city– Poway ( will be at Pomerado and Ted Williams, Poway and Community, Poway and Pomerado)– Santee ( will be at West Hills Pkwy and Mast Blvd, Mission Gorge Rd and Cuyamaca St.)– La Mesa– San Miguel– Lemon Grove– El Cajon– Encinitas– Solana Beach– Lakeside Posted: December 22, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Categories: Good Morning San Diego, KUSI, Local San Diego News Tags: SDFD FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgSouth Bay 16-year-old recovering after stepping on lit firecracker seriously injuring her foot KUSI Newsroom, February 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 8, 2018 CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — A 16-year-old South Bay girl was recovering Thursday from serious injuries she suffered when she stepped on a lit firecracker — an accident that could result in criminal charges against the youth who set off the recreational explosive device.The victim was walking home from school in the 1400 block of Santa Diana Road in Chula Vista when she saw a boy toss what she thought was a burning leaf onto the ground in her path shortly before 3 p..m. Wednesday, police said.Trying to smother the flame, the Otay Ranch High School student stomped on the device, at which point it detonated.Medics took the victim to UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, where she underwent surgery for significant trauma to her right foot, police said.Officers located the boy who had tossed the device, believed to have been a flat, triangular firecracker. After questioning him and a friend who had been with him at the time of the incident, investigators concluded that the boys had not acted maliciously and hadn’t realized anyone had gotten hurt.The one who had been in possession of the device told police he had gotten it from a third youth, who apparently had obtained it legally in Arizona.All forms of firecrackers and explosive devices are illegal in San Diego County.Upon completion of their investigation into the incident, police will submit their findings to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of possible criminal charges.Possession of fireworks in California can constitute a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the violation, officials said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, VISTA (KUSI) – A 35-year-old man who was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle on a Vista street has died of his injuries, authorities reported Friday.The crash happened shortly before 1:05 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Vista Village Drive, San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Hernan Gonzalez said.Deputies responded to the scene and found the man lying in the middle of the eastbound lanes of Vista Village Drive, Gonzalez said.“The pedestrian appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and sustained numerous injuries,” the sergeant said.The victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center, where he was admitted in serious condition and later pronounced dead around 4 p.m. Thursday, Gonzalez said.The 23-year-old woman behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the man remained at the scene and cooperated with deputies, he said.Investigators from the sheriff’s Vista traffic division were looking into the circumstances leading up to the crash. KUSI Newsroom Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Vista died at Hospital Posted: June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association and BASF Corporation are inviting U.S. soybean producers to sign up for the 2008 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Field Trials program. In pursuit of greater profitability, more than 100 growers across the country took part in the 2007 SOY program, and many more utilized the methods and products described in the program to conduct their own “unofficial” field trials.The SOY program provides an opportunity for growers to apply the latest knowledge to their soybean crop. In addition to the one post application of glyphosate routinely used on Roundup Ready® soybeans, SOY program test acres are to be treated with a burndown application that includes a BASF residual herbicide plus one application of Headline® fungicide at R2-R3.”I was pleased to see a 5 to 7 bushel increase on my yield monitor when I was harvesting the Headline-treated beans,” said ASA President John Hoffman, who farms near Waterloo in northeast Iowa. “In my estimation, with higher prices and input costs in 2008, more producers are going to consider the value of intensive crop management practices because they pay off.While it is unlikely that man will ever figure out a way to control the weather to his advantage, producers do have the power to adopt enhanced weed and disease management techniques that can result in healthier plants and greater yields. It is no secret that agronomists have for several years been advocating new methods to maximize soybean yields utilizing the technology and products already available today.Growers reporting harvest data in the 2007 SOY program saw an average yield advantage of 6.8 bushels/acre for the SOY trial versus the Control acres. With current futures prices exceeding $12.00 per bushel, the SOY acres have the potential to earn an average of $81.00 more per acre.For decades, farmers and researchers thought 100 bushels/acre represented the outer limits of soybean yields. But ASA member Kip Cullers, who set another new world record for soybean production in 2007 with a yield of 154.74 bushels/acre, says ultra high yields are well within reach of many growers.”The two most important things you can do to maximize yield is pay attention to plant genetics and be proactive about protecting your crop from diseases,” Cullers said. “A healthy plant is a happy plant and applying Headline fungicide is a key step in protecting my soybeans from disease and ensuring Plant Health.”Cullers’ progressive approach to farming and his focus on innovative products has not only helped him achieve record-breaking yields, but has shown other growers that soybeans possess far more genetic yield potential than people ever imagined.”What Kip Cullers is accomplishing with soybean yields is very impressive – as I was able to see first-hand when I visited his farm this year,” said Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF technical manager. “He’s pushing the yield barrier higher than any of us might have thought possible. With proven results like this, many growers will continue to see the improved disease control and Plant Health benefits of Headline fungicide.””It’s becoming clear to me that Plant Health is a key to high yields. With Headline, I know I’m helping to get the most out of every plant,” said Cullers, who grows 7,500 acres of corn and soybeans in southwest Missouri. “I’m excited to see these tremendous results again in this year’s crop. With attention to detail, proactive management and the right technology, who knows where we’ll go next year.”All participants in the 2008 Secure Optimal Yield Field Trials program must be members of the American Soybean Association, and ASA is offering a free one-year membership (approximate value $70.00) when growers sign up for the 2008 SOY program. Current ASA members who sign up for the program will receive a free one-year extension of their current ASA membership. And upon completion of the program, qualified participants can earn a $250 Cabela’s Gift Card from ASA when they provide the required field trials harvest information.SOY program participants will also be invited to a special breakfast event on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at the Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn., where they will meet representatives from the ASA and BASF, and listen to Kip Cullers talk about how he set the new world record for soybean yield. This breakfast is an optional event and participation is not a requirement of the Secure Optimal Yield Field Trials program.The 2008 SOY field trials sign up form and complete program details are available at: The sign up deadline is Feb. 15, 2008.last_img read more

first_imgIn a letter to House Ways and Means Committee leadership Tuesday, ASA joined with dozens of trade, farm and transportation groups in urging an increase in the user fee that barge and towing companies pay into the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. The fee is currently set at 20 cents per gallon of fuel used while operating on the inland system, and ASA and its fellow petitioners recommend that it be raised to between 26 and 29 cents per gallon.“This amount is matched by General Treasury funds and is dedicated to new construction and major rehabilitation of the inland system,” wrote the groups. “This user fee increase is supported by those who pay it—just 300 commercial operators—while the entire nation benefits… The inland waterways provide the most cost-competitive transportation option for our bulk commodities used in America and exported to marketplaces worldwide.”The groups pointed out that the increase in the user fee would be used to conduct repairs and overhauls of a system that is in dire need of attention. “Most of America’s locks and dams were built in the 1920s and 1930s, yet are used to transport 21st-century cargoes that fuel our modern economy. This critical component of the transportation supply chain needs reinvestment and recapitalization; and a WRRDA bill that joins industry-supported project delivery reforms with an industry-sought increase  in the user fee it pays is fiscally responsible.”[gview file=””]last_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO – Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free Wi-Fi at all of its company-operated U.S. locations next month, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door.The free wireless Internet will be available July 1 at about 6,700 locations.The coffee house, which recorded its first quarterly increase in customers in 13 quarters earlier this year, had previously offered two free hours of Web access each day to registered customers.After that, consumers at the Seattle chain were charged a small fee.Access will continue to be offered through AT&T. But it won’t require a Starbucks loyalty card, according to the announcement Monday by CEO Howard Schultz, who spoke at a conference in New York.The move comes six months after Starbucks’ competitor McDonald’s Corp. began offering free Wi-Fi at 11,500 U.S. locations.The two companies have sparred in recent years at McDonald’s revamped its coffee and rolled out a successful McCafe line offering everything from drip coffee and lattes to cappuccinos to icy coffee drinks.Along the way, Starbucks struggled as it was hit by the recession and overwhelmed by its own rapid expansion.As business soured, it brought back Schultz, who helped build the company, to lead the day-to-day operations. And it shut hundreds of locations and laid off thousands of workers to scale back its spending.last_img read more

first_imgVancouver firefighters stopped an attic fire in a small home in the Sunnyside neighborhood before it caused major damage Thursday afternoon.They arrived at 11719 N.E. 70th Ave. shortly after 4:30 p.m. to find light smoke coming from the attic of a small wood-frame home, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.An electrical problem caused the fire, according to preliminary indications, said Firefighter-spokesman Jim Flaherty with the Vancouver Fire Department.Someone had quickly noticed the fire and called 911 before it had a chance to spread, and firefighters arrived quickly from their nearby station in the 12600 block of Northeast 72nd Avenue.The occupants evacuated the home safely, and no one was reported injured.Firefighters removed a 4-by-8-foot section of the ceiling to gain access to the burning area. Damage was estimated at less than $10,000, Flaherty said.According to county property records, the home was built in 1957 and is owned by Helen Alsteen.last_img read more

first_imgOne hundred and fifty years ago, the United States of America and the breakaway states of the Confederacy were at war. The April 12, 1861, attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., would be followed by almost four years of conflict.While the biggest battles took place thousands of miles away, the political and social impacts of the Civil War left their mark on this region.Army officers who were here 150 years ago, or who’d been stationed at Fort Vancouver earlier, would serve prominently during the Civil War — some wearing blue, some wearing gray.However, the soldiers stationed here on April 17, 1861, didn’t know about the war yet. It would be a dozen days before they learned the shooting had started. o o oMore than five years after he arrived at Fort Vancouver, Lt. Phil Sheridan was summoned to fight in what he called the War of the Rebellion.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s hard to get an precise count on the number of tribal scaffolds at Drano Lake. At least one is on its side and the functionality of a couple of others is hard to determine.But there are at least 11 that appear usable. Drano Lake is a large backwater of the Columbia River at the mouth of the Little White Salmon River in eastern Skamania County. Chinook returning to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery fuel a popular sport fishery at Drano, especially in April and May, then again in September.Summer steelhead dipping into the cool water for a respite from the warmer Columbia power a 24-hour-a-day fishery in July, August and early September.The scaffolds started appearing about Memorial Day weekend of 2011. Little, if any, fishing has been observed on the scaffolds since their construction.The Yakamas have set a subsistence season allowing dip nets, bag nets and hook-and-line from the platforms at Drano Lake from noon Mondays to 6 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 16 and ending June 14.The platforms will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesdays through noon Wednesdays on April 17 through June 13 while the tribe conducts its weekly set-net fishery.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren’t up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama’s health care law. They, and some small businesses, will have to find replacement plans — and that has some state insurance officials worried about consumer confusion. Rollout of the Affordable Care Act is going full speed ahead, despite repeal efforts by congressional Republicans. New insurance markets called exchanges are to open in every state this fall. Middle-class consumers who don’t get coverage on the job will be able to pick private health plans, while low-income people will be steered to an expanded version of Medicaid in states that accept it.The goal is to cover most of the nation’s nearly 50 million uninsured, but even Obama says there will be bumps in the road. And discontinued insurance plans could be another bump.Also, it doesn’t seem to square with one of the president’s best known promises about his health care overhaul: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”But supporters of the overhaul are betting that consumers won’t object once they realize the coverage they will get under the new law is superior to current bare-bones insurance. For example, insurers will no longer be able to turn people down because of medical problems.last_img read more

first_imgAMBOY — Growing up in north Clark County, Cindy Sutton’s grandfather always told her that Mount St. Helens had erupted, long ago.This was before 1980, when the mountain’s unrest and massive May 18 eruption removed all doubt of its status as a still-active volcano. Before that, Mount St. Helens slumbered quietly for decades.Now Sutton has uncovered a new window into the volcano’s explosive history. Going through a collection of family items last winter, Sutton found a handwritten letter that appears to offer a first-hand account of a past eruption — in 1842.“I was shocked when I started reading it,” Sutton said.Written in neat cursive on faded, brown ruled paper, the section begins: “St. Helens erupted Nov. 22 — 1842. Was seen 8 miles north of Salem.”“There was scarce a breath of wind, and what there was came from the south,” it continues. “The day was clear and beautiful, and the vision was perfect in its appearance. The clouds of steam were rolling up in great masses, wreathing as smoke from a pipe does, but on an enormous scale. They saw no fire there, but ashes fell all over the country from the Dalles to the Pacific Ocean. ½ in. deep at Dalles, ashes also went North.”Written at the top of one of the document’s three pages is “Vancouver, October, 1885” — the date it was likely written, according to Sutton. She’s not sure exactly who the author is, but “Eaton” at the top of another page suggests it may have been Joe Eaton, Sutton’s great-great-grandfather, she said.Sutton’s family roots run deep in Clark County. Her ancestors settled here in the 1800s. Wilson & Sutton Logging Co. later became one of the larger outfits in the area, and the family remains in logging today.last_img read more