Three Yaks Contained After Reportedly Charging at Hiker

19 Sep 2019

first_imgFollowing the charging incident, the yaks, which each had a tag, were captured with assistance from the West Springfield Police Department on July 25. They were safely returned to their owners and according to West Springfield Animal Control, are “happy to be home in their new secured pen.” The yak incident comes days after a charging bison tossed a 9-year-old girl into the air at Yellowstone National Park. It’s unclear why the animal tossed her into the air, however, Yellowstone’s safety guidelines say, “always stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from all other animals, including bison and elk.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Charging Bison Tosses 9-Year-Old Girl Into Air at YellowstonePhotos: Venomous Snake Crashes Man’s Cicada Photo ShootWatch: Bear ‘Steals’ Entire Dumpster From Colorado Pot Shop Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ center_img Authorities have captured three yaks on the loose that escaped from their owner and reportedly charged at a hiker in Massachusetts.On Thursday, the West Springfield Animal Control took the three yaks into custody after many people called police officers and reported that the animals were running around the Bear Hole Reservoir, Fox News reported. Yesterday, a hiker noticed the yaks at approximately 8 p.m. EDT near the Bear Hole Dam, MassLive.com noted. The hiker was about 6 feet away from one of the yaks when it reportedly positioned itself to charge.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing the charging incident, the yaks, which each had a tag, were captured with assistance from the West Springfield Police Department on July 25. They were safely returned to their owners and according to West Springfield Animal Control, are “happy to be home in their new secured pen.” The yak incident comes days after a charging bison tossed a 9-year-old girl into the air at Yellowstone National Park. It’s unclear why the animal tossed her into the air, however, Yellowstone’s safety guidelines say, “always stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from all other animals, including bison and elk.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Charging Bison Tosses 9-Year-Old Girl Into Air at YellowstonePhotos: Venomous Snake Crashes Man’s Cicada Photo ShootWatch: Bear ‘Steals’ Entire Dumpster From Colorado Pot Shop Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ center_img Authorities have captured three yaks on the loose that escaped from their owner and reportedly charged at a hiker in Massachusetts.On Thursday, the West Springfield Animal Control took the three yaks into custody after many people called police officers and reported that the animals were running around the Bear Hole Reservoir, Fox News reported. Yesterday, a hiker noticed the yaks at approximately 8 p.m. EDT near the Bear Hole Dam, MassLive.com noted. The hiker was about 6 feet away from one of the yaks when it reportedly positioned itself to charge.last_img read more

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Mutant Year Zero and Zombie Driver Are Smart and Dumb Doomsdays

19 Sep 2019

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President I’ve been thinking about the end of the world a lot recently. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to why. So while video games exploring post-apocalypses is nothing new (the games I’m writing about here aren’t even new, just ports) having two games about surviving in the wasteland drop on Nintendo Switch at the same time did feel a bit like a fate. But while they have some aesthetic similarities, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition are ultimately very different games. One is pretty smart and the other is super dumb.This isn’t some kind of riddle. Zombie Driver is the dumb one. So let’s talk about that first, although there’s really not that much to talk about beyond the title. In Zombie Driver you control a car cruising through a zombie nightmare. The top-down arcade perspective turns it into a kind of Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Dead Rising. And powering up your vehicles with external upgrades as well as weapons you find in-game has a Twisted Metal car combat quality, too.I don’t mean for “dumb” to be a complete insult. There are cheap thrills to be had mowing through the undead with four wheels. And the performance holds up pretty nicely with lots of zombie bodies, flames, bullets, blood, rain, and explosions on screen. But there’s very little staying power. I got my fill after a couple of rounds of wave-based survival and violent racing modes. As soon as the story asked me to pump endless bullets into a stationary boss with recharging health I tapped out. In the end I think I’ll remember this about as well as the upcoming inexplicable Zombieland sequel.For something much more likely to stick in your brain check out Mutant Year Zero. It’s funny this came out on Switch so soon after fellow turn-based strategy game Fire Emblem: Three Houses. But whereas that game is all about the pageantry and grand strategy of guiding upstanding anime teens, Mutant Year Zero is gritty down-to-earth desperate tactics where you play as a literal pig.Based on the tabletop game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has you controlling radiation-resistant Stalkers wandering through the remains of the world. Occasionally they’ll pick up an iPod or something and ask why anyone would want a flashing box with fruit on it. Good voicing acting helps the strong world-building. And while the working-class talking animal heroes baffled me at first, I grew to appreciate them in a funny Star Fox kind of way.Battles in Mutant Year Zero are no laughing matter though. While there are similarities to something like “Fallout meets XCOM,” your three-person squad is ultimately much weaker compared to the vast majority of enemies you’ll encounter. Reloading a gun that holds three bullets takes up one of two actions for a turn. Moving especially far takes up both. Even as you gain strength by leveling up, finding new armor, upgrading weapons, and gaining new skills with mutation points, brute forcing your way through a battle basically never works.Instead, you’ll have to wrap your head around the game’s intriguing fusion of real-time exploration and turn-based battles. Outside of combat you walk around the world like normal, taking in the sights (even if the blurriness of Unreal Engine 4 games on Switch strikes again). As you spot enemies, creep around them and turn off your flashlight to avoid drawing their attention. Split up your party to get in a better position. And ambush targets when the time is right.In theory I like this level of thought you can put into preparation. When it all comes together you can pick off an entire horde of enemies one by one with silent weapons before they even notice. But in practice the game is so hard that this stealth feels like a requirement and not an extra layer of creative combat flexibility, and I kind of resented it in the end.Still, there’s nothing quite like Mutant Year Zero. And even if you already played the game on other platforms there’s a new expansion, Seed of Evil, out alongside this Switch release. For more on Nintendo Switch (that doesn’t have to do with the end of the world) check out these games to play right now and get ready for the Nintendo Switch Lite coming later this September. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President I’ve been thinking about the end of the world a lot recently. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to why. So while video games exploring post-apocalypses is nothing new (the games I’m writing about here aren’t even new, just ports) having two games about surviving in the wasteland drop on Nintendo Switch at the same time did feel a bit like a fate. But while they have some aesthetic similarities, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition are ultimately very different games. One is pretty smart and the other is super dumb.This isn’t some kind of riddle. Zombie Driver is the dumb one. So let’s talk about that first, although there’s really not that much to talk about beyond the title. In Zombie Driver you control a car cruising through a zombie nightmare. The top-down arcade perspective turns it into a kind of Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Dead Rising. And powering up your vehicles with external upgrades as well as weapons you find in-game has a Twisted Metal car combat quality, too.I don’t mean for “dumb” to be a complete insult. There are cheap thrills to be had mowing through the undead with four wheels. And the performance holds up pretty nicely with lots of zombie bodies, flames, bullets, blood, rain, and explosions on screen. But there’s very little staying power. I got my fill after a couple of rounds of wave-based survival and violent racing modes. As soon as the story asked me to pump endless bullets into a stationary boss with recharging health I tapped out. In the end I think I’ll remember this about as well as the upcoming inexplicable Zombieland sequel.For something much more likely to stick in your brain check out Mutant Year Zero. It’s funny this came out on Switch so soon after fellow turn-based strategy game Fire Emblem: Three Houses. But whereas that game is all about the pageantry and grand strategy of guiding upstanding anime teens, Mutant Year Zero is gritty down-to-earth desperate tactics where you play as a literal pig.Based on the tabletop game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has you controlling radiation-resistant Stalkers wandering through the remains of the world. Occasionally they’ll pick up an iPod or something and ask why anyone would want a flashing box with fruit on it. Good voicing acting helps the strong world-building. And while the working-class talking animal heroes baffled me at first, I grew to appreciate them in a funny Star Fox kind of way.Battles in Mutant Year Zero are no laughing matter though. While there are similarities to something like “Fallout meets XCOM,” your three-person squad is ultimately much weaker compared to the vast majority of enemies you’ll encounter. Reloading a gun that holds three bullets takes up one of two actions for a turn. Moving especially far takes up both. Even as you gain strength by leveling up, finding new armor, upgrading weapons, and gaining new skills with mutation points, brute forcing your way through a battle basically never works.Instead, you’ll have to wrap your head around the game’s intriguing fusion of real-time exploration and turn-based battles. Outside of combat you walk around the world like normal, taking in the sights (even if the blurriness of Unreal Engine 4 games on Switch strikes again). As you spot enemies, creep around them and turn off your flashlight to avoid drawing their attention. Split up your party to get in a better position. And ambush targets when the time is right.In theory I like this level of thought you can put into preparation. When it all comes together you can pick off an entire horde of enemies one by one with silent weapons before they even notice. But in practice the game is so hard that this stealth feels like a requirement and not an extra layer of creative combat flexibility, and I kind of resented it in the end.Still, there’s nothing quite like Mutant Year Zero. And even if you already played the game on other platforms there’s a new expansion, Seed of Evil, out alongside this Switch release. For more on Nintendo Switch (that doesn’t have to do with the end of the world) check out these games to play right now and get ready for the Nintendo Switch Lite coming later this September. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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SPOILERS 87 WWE Main Event taping results from Toronto

19 Sep 2019

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Oprah Winfrey The following was taped on Monday from Toronto.8/7 WWE Main Event taping results:* Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins* Elias def. KalistoSource: WrestlingINCRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrade hopes lift Wall StreetVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 18.98%0:01Remaining Time -1:08 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Momoa Videos Articles WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury HBO to pilot Game of Thrones Targaryen prequelcenter_img SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How Carcinogens Got Into the Generic U.S. Drug Supply Trade hopes lift Wall Street Videos Articles Hailee Steinfeld WhatsApp Videos Articles Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Oprah Winfrey The following was taped on Monday from Toronto.8/7 WWE Main Event taping results:* Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins* Elias def. KalistoSource: WrestlingINCRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrade hopes lift Wall StreetVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:09/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 18.98%0:01Remaining Time -1:08 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Momoa Videos Articles WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury HBO to pilot Game of Thrones Targaryen prequelcenter_img SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Binge: Googleboxer Isabelle shares what TV shows she hates Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How Carcinogens Got Into the Generic U.S. Drug Supply Trade hopes lift Wall Street Videos Articles Hailee Steinfeld WhatsApp Videos Articles Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies.last_img read more

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WWE currently looking into allegations about Randy Orton backstage with writers

19 Sep 2019

first_imgFacebook Google+ WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event center_img WWE has confirmed they are looking into allegations made against Randy Orton by former WWE writer Court Bauer stemming from an incident backstage during his tenure.According to a report by F4WOnline, the allegations resurfaced this week after a Reddit user revived an old story Bauer told during a 2012 edition of the MLW podcast.The transcription detailed what Orton would do with new writers hired by WWE.“For every new writer that would show up, he come in the room, put his hand down his pants, pull out his dick, touch himself, then say, ‘I’m Randy Orton, shake my hand. Oh, you don’t want to shake my hand? You’re big leaguing me? That’s f*cked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you wont shake Randy Orton’s hand?’”Bauer himself stated he was able to avoid this situation with Orton when Stephanie McMahon walked into the room at the time Orton was allegedly reaching into his pants.When reached for comment on Twitter, Bauer said he had “no qualms” with Orton and that someone simply decided to revive the old story on Reddit.Nah. Someone found a podcast I did 6 years ago and ran with it. Got no qualms with Randy. pic.twitter.com/hb1S3VxzAE— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) August 11, 2018When reached for comment, WWE said they were “looking into the matter.” Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlottelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Google+ WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Pinterest Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event center_img WWE has confirmed they are looking into allegations made against Randy Orton by former WWE writer Court Bauer stemming from an incident backstage during his tenure.According to a report by F4WOnline, the allegations resurfaced this week after a Reddit user revived an old story Bauer told during a 2012 edition of the MLW podcast.The transcription detailed what Orton would do with new writers hired by WWE.“For every new writer that would show up, he come in the room, put his hand down his pants, pull out his dick, touch himself, then say, ‘I’m Randy Orton, shake my hand. Oh, you don’t want to shake my hand? You’re big leaguing me? That’s f*cked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you wont shake Randy Orton’s hand?’”Bauer himself stated he was able to avoid this situation with Orton when Stephanie McMahon walked into the room at the time Orton was allegedly reaching into his pants.When reached for comment on Twitter, Bauer said he had “no qualms” with Orton and that someone simply decided to revive the old story on Reddit.Nah. Someone found a podcast I did 6 years ago and ran with it. Got no qualms with Randy. pic.twitter.com/hb1S3VxzAE— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) August 11, 2018When reached for comment, WWE said they were “looking into the matter.” Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two championship matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks from Charlottelast_img read more

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Matt Riddle on transition from MMA to pro wrestling Former ROH star

19 Sep 2019

first_imgFacebook Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE NXT Results – 8/7/19 (Final show before TakeOver, Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain) WWE NXT Results – 8/21/19 (Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain, Jordan Myles makes his decision) Twittercenter_img Pinterest The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Newly signed NXT star Matt Riddle was on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (above) this week to talk about his transition from the world of mixed martial arts to pro wrestling.Riddle talks in detail about being cut by the UFC and embracing the independent wrestling scene, including getting a huge reaction at NXT TakeOver in Brooklyn.“New York is a very smart wrestling town, a very smart wrestling community. I wasn’t too shocked, but at the same time when you go into those situations, you never know how they are going to perceive you. In your mind you hope they react…of course, they did for me. Which was amazing. I got one of the biggest pops they’ve heard in a very long time. They put it over pretty good. For a guy who hasn’t been on TV since 2012, I thought it was crazy that 20,000 people were just going crazy chanting bro.”Former ROH star at Performance CenterWWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page shared a photo working at the WWE’s Performance Center again in Orlando recently.Former Ring of Honor star and Television Champion Punishment Martinez was spotted in the photo, confirming earlier reports that he was heading to WWE.Im down at @WWEPerformCtr again showing these WARRIORS how much @ddpyoga can improve their performance in the ring and help with injuring recovery. #DDPYWORKS I wanna know who your favorite @WWENXT performer is in the picture! pic.twitter.com/lxX6SKjJ8x— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) October 16, 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE NXT Results – 8/7/19 (Final show before TakeOver, Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain) WWE NXT Results – 8/21/19 (Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain, Jordan Myles makes his decision) Twittercenter_img Pinterest The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Newly signed NXT star Matt Riddle was on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (above) this week to talk about his transition from the world of mixed martial arts to pro wrestling.Riddle talks in detail about being cut by the UFC and embracing the independent wrestling scene, including getting a huge reaction at NXT TakeOver in Brooklyn.“New York is a very smart wrestling town, a very smart wrestling community. I wasn’t too shocked, but at the same time when you go into those situations, you never know how they are going to perceive you. In your mind you hope they react…of course, they did for me. Which was amazing. I got one of the biggest pops they’ve heard in a very long time. They put it over pretty good. For a guy who hasn’t been on TV since 2012, I thought it was crazy that 20,000 people were just going crazy chanting bro.”Former ROH star at Performance CenterWWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page shared a photo working at the WWE’s Performance Center again in Orlando recently.Former Ring of Honor star and Television Champion Punishment Martinez was spotted in the photo, confirming earlier reports that he was heading to WWE.Im down at @WWEPerformCtr again showing these WARRIORS how much @ddpyoga can improve their performance in the ring and help with injuring recovery. #DDPYWORKS I wanna know who your favorite @WWENXT performer is in the picture! pic.twitter.com/lxX6SKjJ8x— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) October 16, 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

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For Tacoma Muslim post911 scrutiny a reminder of past discrimination

19 Sep 2019

first_imgMarotha Pasha converted to Islam in the middle of the last century and moved to Tacoma in the 1980s. Now 81, he looks back at those decades as a time his faith was an obscurity in his country.“Twenty years ago, the only thing Americans knew about most Muslims was Malcolm X,” he said the other day in a Tacoma coffee shop.Then came Sept. 11, 2001, and a series of attacks by a handful of men who professed to share the same faith, wars in two Islamic countries and a national climate of terror watch lists and various see-something-say-something alertness campaigns.Pasha was born in New York City and raised partly in South Carolina, where his parents were from, during segregationist times.He is African American. He dresses according to the tenets of his faith, with a skullcap, a knee-length shirt and a beard.last_img read more

first_imgMarotha Pasha converted to Islam in the middle of the last century and moved to Tacoma in the 1980s. Now 81, he looks back at those decades as a time his faith was an obscurity in his country.“Twenty years ago, the only thing Americans knew about most Muslims was Malcolm X,” he said the other day in a Tacoma coffee shop.Then came Sept. 11, 2001, and a series of attacks by a handful of men who professed to share the same faith, wars in two Islamic countries and a national climate of terror watch lists and various see-something-say-something alertness campaigns.Pasha was born in New York City and raised partly in South Carolina, where his parents were from, during segregationist times.He is African American. He dresses according to the tenets of his faith, with a skullcap, a knee-length shirt and a beard.last_img read more

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Local women discuss their journeys after breast cancer diagnosis

19 Sep 2019

first_img This year, an estimated 5,820 women in Washington will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In Clark County, about 270 women receive breast cancer diagnoses each year.Here, three Clark County women share their stories of breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and recovery — in their own words.Every journey needs a partyGetting a cancer diagnosis is a journey of bad news. For some, it does not end until their last breath. For others, like me, it eventually ends (fingers crossed).My journey went from an abnormal mammogram to a proposed lumpectomy to a double mastectomy. I even had a surprise post-surgery when the biopsy on my “healthy breast” found an undetected cancer. The series of unfortunate news ended when it was determined I did not need chemo, and that I did not carry the cancer gene (I am a mother of two daughters).I believe that any journey, particularly into the unknown, needs to start with all your friends on board — and a party. So I threw myself a party, a “Bye Bye Boobies Party.”I invited all my female friends and coworkers, my daughters and even some of their friends. It was a potluck, and food needed to be “boob themed.” The ladies came through. The table was covered with cupcakes, doughnuts, cookies, deviled eggs, cheese and crackers — all bearing a strong resemblance to breasts. Robin Helm, 62, of Salmon Creek. Diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive lobular cancer in 2013.last_img read more

first_img This year, an estimated 5,820 women in Washington will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In Clark County, about 270 women receive breast cancer diagnoses each year.Here, three Clark County women share their stories of breast cancer diagnoses, treatment and recovery — in their own words.Every journey needs a partyGetting a cancer diagnosis is a journey of bad news. For some, it does not end until their last breath. For others, like me, it eventually ends (fingers crossed).My journey went from an abnormal mammogram to a proposed lumpectomy to a double mastectomy. I even had a surprise post-surgery when the biopsy on my “healthy breast” found an undetected cancer. The series of unfortunate news ended when it was determined I did not need chemo, and that I did not carry the cancer gene (I am a mother of two daughters).I believe that any journey, particularly into the unknown, needs to start with all your friends on board — and a party. So I threw myself a party, a “Bye Bye Boobies Party.”I invited all my female friends and coworkers, my daughters and even some of their friends. It was a potluck, and food needed to be “boob themed.” The ladies came through. The table was covered with cupcakes, doughnuts, cookies, deviled eggs, cheese and crackers — all bearing a strong resemblance to breasts. Robin Helm, 62, of Salmon Creek. Diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive lobular cancer in 2013.last_img read more

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Esther Short Park an urban success story

19 Sep 2019

first_imgTo hear former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard tell it, the real hero behind the Esther Short Park revitalization effort was the homeless man who ordered the then-mayor out of the park and proceeded to shove him.“The attack on the mayor,” Pollard said, recalling the confrontation about two decades ago, “that was a historic moment of the city of Vancouver. That was the incident that turned Esther Short Park around.”These days, Esther Short Park is a community hub known for hosting a variety of events from the Vancouver Farmers Market to the Recycled Arts Festival.In 2015, the park hosted 48 permitted events. In 2016, the number jumped to 50 events; the majority of them were annual returning events and a handful were multiday events.The biggest problem facing the park now?“We’re always having an internal conflict about how many events are possible for the downtown area,” said Sean Douglas, parks operation program assistant with the city of Vancouver.last_img read more

first_imgTo hear former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard tell it, the real hero behind the Esther Short Park revitalization effort was the homeless man who ordered the then-mayor out of the park and proceeded to shove him.“The attack on the mayor,” Pollard said, recalling the confrontation about two decades ago, “that was a historic moment of the city of Vancouver. That was the incident that turned Esther Short Park around.”These days, Esther Short Park is a community hub known for hosting a variety of events from the Vancouver Farmers Market to the Recycled Arts Festival.In 2015, the park hosted 48 permitted events. In 2016, the number jumped to 50 events; the majority of them were annual returning events and a handful were multiday events.The biggest problem facing the park now?“We’re always having an internal conflict about how many events are possible for the downtown area,” said Sean Douglas, parks operation program assistant with the city of Vancouver.last_img read more

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PeaceHealth deal with Quest will lead to layoffs

19 Sep 2019

first_imgPeaceHealth is selling some of its laboratory services and handing over the management of its hospital labs to Quest Diagnostics — a deal that will lead to layoffs for about 500 PeaceHealth employees.New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics will acquire the outreach laboratory services operations of PeaceHealth Laboratories (services in all outside clinics) and will manage 11 labs, which PeaceHealth will continue to own, within the PeaceHealth medical centers in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. PeaceHealth, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, and Quest announced the agreement Wednesday afternoon. The agreement is expected to be finalized in the spring; financial terms were not disclosed.The acquisition means PeaceHealth will layoff about 500 people — more than half of its 906 laboratory employees. The majority of affected employees should be contacted by Feb. 24, according to a “frequently asked questions” document PeaceHealth released with the announcement. Affected employees will receive information about specific timing, job openings, counseling, spiritual care and outplacement support services, according to PeaceHealth.Quest will hire up to 275 people for positions in its West region, primarily in Oregon and Washington, and is encouraging PeaceHealth employees to apply for those positions. Those who apply and meet the qualifications will be given priority status in the interview scheduling process, according to the PeaceHealth document.last_img read more

first_imgPeaceHealth is selling some of its laboratory services and handing over the management of its hospital labs to Quest Diagnostics — a deal that will lead to layoffs for about 500 PeaceHealth employees.New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics will acquire the outreach laboratory services operations of PeaceHealth Laboratories (services in all outside clinics) and will manage 11 labs, which PeaceHealth will continue to own, within the PeaceHealth medical centers in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. PeaceHealth, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, and Quest announced the agreement Wednesday afternoon. The agreement is expected to be finalized in the spring; financial terms were not disclosed.The acquisition means PeaceHealth will layoff about 500 people — more than half of its 906 laboratory employees. The majority of affected employees should be contacted by Feb. 24, according to a “frequently asked questions” document PeaceHealth released with the announcement. Affected employees will receive information about specific timing, job openings, counseling, spiritual care and outplacement support services, according to PeaceHealth.Quest will hire up to 275 people for positions in its West region, primarily in Oregon and Washington, and is encouraging PeaceHealth employees to apply for those positions. Those who apply and meet the qualifications will be given priority status in the interview scheduling process, according to the PeaceHealth document.last_img read more

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Vancouver police technicians get into the field

19 Sep 2019

first_imgFor the past few years, Julie Cleveland has worked as a police service technician at Vancouver Police Department’s West Precinct, taking citizen’s reports over the phone and from people who walk in.The past few weeks, however, she’s taken her job on the road — responding to low-level crimes and interacting with people out in the community.“It’s different, taking a report out in the field,” Cleveland said. “You can visualize the situation when you do it over the phone, but you leave out details you see when you’re there.”Cleveland’s is one of four new positions at the police agency, called field police service technicians, or field PSTs. She still takes the same kinds of reports that she did before, but rather than being separated by a partition or a phone line, she goes to the crime scene.“I think it enhances our service to the community,” Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said. “It’s more personalized. (Citizens) have an actual person that is showing up.”last_img read more

first_imgFor the past few years, Julie Cleveland has worked as a police service technician at Vancouver Police Department’s West Precinct, taking citizen’s reports over the phone and from people who walk in.The past few weeks, however, she’s taken her job on the road — responding to low-level crimes and interacting with people out in the community.“It’s different, taking a report out in the field,” Cleveland said. “You can visualize the situation when you do it over the phone, but you leave out details you see when you’re there.”Cleveland’s is one of four new positions at the police agency, called field police service technicians, or field PSTs. She still takes the same kinds of reports that she did before, but rather than being separated by a partition or a phone line, she goes to the crime scene.“I think it enhances our service to the community,” Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said. “It’s more personalized. (Citizens) have an actual person that is showing up.”last_img read more

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Semi crashes spilling oil on SR 14 east of Washougal

19 Sep 2019

first_imgState Highway 14 was closed to traffic Tuesday after a rig crashed in the early morning hours, spilling hot oil onto the highway nine miles east of Washougal. The state Department of Transportation expected the road would reopen this morning.The tractor-trailer hauling two tankers of hot oil was traveling east on the highway around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when the driver approached a rightward curve going too fast, Washington State Patrol Trooper Steve Robley said.The rear tanker began to drift and the driver overcorrected, sending the rig onto its side, according to the State Patrol. The tankers then crossed the roadway and struck the guardrail on the eastbound side.There were no injuries, Robley said.Walt Garcia said he was heading home to Eastern Washington after visiting Washougal when he approached the truck, and watched as its rear-most tank started to rock in a turn.“I was slowed way down watching the whole thing,” he said.Garcia was able to pull in front of the tanker and call 911.He stopped after the crash and saw the driver had climbed out. Garcia said he was astounded the driver was able to keep the trailers from veering totally out of control.last_img read more

first_imgState Highway 14 was closed to traffic Tuesday after a rig crashed in the early morning hours, spilling hot oil onto the highway nine miles east of Washougal. The state Department of Transportation expected the road would reopen this morning.The tractor-trailer hauling two tankers of hot oil was traveling east on the highway around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when the driver approached a rightward curve going too fast, Washington State Patrol Trooper Steve Robley said.The rear tanker began to drift and the driver overcorrected, sending the rig onto its side, according to the State Patrol. The tankers then crossed the roadway and struck the guardrail on the eastbound side.There were no injuries, Robley said.Walt Garcia said he was heading home to Eastern Washington after visiting Washougal when he approached the truck, and watched as its rear-most tank started to rock in a turn.“I was slowed way down watching the whole thing,” he said.Garcia was able to pull in front of the tanker and call 911.He stopped after the crash and saw the driver had climbed out. Garcia said he was astounded the driver was able to keep the trailers from veering totally out of control.last_img read more

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Holiday Closures Veterans Day

19 Sep 2019

first_imgWhat’s open and closed Friday for Veterans Day:• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will operate on its regular schedule. In Camas, pickups normally done Friday will be made Monday.• MAIL: No home delivery Saturday except Express Mail. Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library open; Camas Public Library closed.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet buses follow regular schedules. C-Tran administrative offices closed Friday. On Saturday, Nov. 11, C-Tran is free to all riders.• GOVERNMENT: Offices closed.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free Friday.• BANKS: Some will be closed. Check your bank for details.• U.S. FINANCIAL MARKETS: Open.• DRIVER LICENSING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo in Portland is open.• THE COLUMBIAN: Open. Circulation customer service, 360-694-2312, is open 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgWhat’s open and closed Friday for Veterans Day:• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will operate on its regular schedule. In Camas, pickups normally done Friday will be made Monday.• MAIL: No home delivery Saturday except Express Mail. Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Closed.• COLLEGES: No classes at Clark College or Washington State University Vancouver.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library open; Camas Public Library closed.• BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet buses follow regular schedules. C-Tran administrative offices closed Friday. On Saturday, Nov. 11, C-Tran is free to all riders.• GOVERNMENT: Offices closed.• PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free Friday.• BANKS: Some will be closed. Check your bank for details.• U.S. FINANCIAL MARKETS: Open.• DRIVER LICENSING: Closed.• VEHICLE LICENSING: Closed.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed.• CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Offices open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Open.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo in Portland is open.• THE COLUMBIAN: Open. Circulation customer service, 360-694-2312, is open 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

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One hurt in crash near auto wrecker on Fourth Plain

19 Sep 2019

first_imgA driver was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after going off Fourth Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver and rolling into an auto wrecking company’s lot Monday night.The crash was reported around 8:20 p.m., near auto wrecking business All American Classics, 15209 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.Vancouver police Sgt. Pat Johns said a man driving a Jeep Wrangler was heading west on Fourth Plain when, according to witnesses, he went off the roadway.The Jeep crossed over every lane, then rolled over rolled into the wrecking yard after hitting the ditch beside the roadway.The driver was hospitalized with critical and life-threatening injuries, Johns said.Johns said the Jeep didn’t hit the business, but debris from the crash broke windows.Traffic on Fourth Plain was blocked for a time, and the department’s traffic unit was investigating the crash, he said.last_img read more

first_imgA driver was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after going off Fourth Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver and rolling into an auto wrecking company’s lot Monday night.The crash was reported around 8:20 p.m., near auto wrecking business All American Classics, 15209 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.Vancouver police Sgt. Pat Johns said a man driving a Jeep Wrangler was heading west on Fourth Plain when, according to witnesses, he went off the roadway.The Jeep crossed over every lane, then rolled over rolled into the wrecking yard after hitting the ditch beside the roadway.The driver was hospitalized with critical and life-threatening injuries, Johns said.Johns said the Jeep didn’t hit the business, but debris from the crash broke windows.Traffic on Fourth Plain was blocked for a time, and the department’s traffic unit was investigating the crash, he said.last_img read more

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Emery not a safe appointment for Arsenal – Smith

18 Sep 2019

first_imgArsenal legend Alan Smith believes that while Unai Emery is certainly a coach of “great ability”, he doubts that the Spaniard will be a “safe appointment” for his old clubThe 46-year-old has now left Paris Saint-Germain after they decided against renewing his two-year deal in favour of appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel to take charge for next season.After Arsene Wenger’s departure from the Emirates, Mikel Arteta held talks with the board over succeeding his former coach at Arsenal and was heavily believed to be the favourite for the post.However, Emery has since emerged as the shock leading candidate for the role and the club is set to announce his appointment soon.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They’ve gone for the experienced option rather than the left-field,” Smith told Sky Sports.“Obviously Mikel Arteta might not have wanted it in the end but Ivan Gazidis spoke about wanting to make a bold and brave appointment. I wouldn’t describe Emery as that.“It’s not a safe appointment. Nothing is safe in this game but you look at his record with Valencia and Sevilla, on limited budgets, and he competed with the big boys in La Liga.“He is clearly a coach of great ability.”last_img read more

first_imgArsenal legend Alan Smith believes that while Unai Emery is certainly a coach of “great ability”, he doubts that the Spaniard will be a “safe appointment” for his old clubThe 46-year-old has now left Paris Saint-Germain after they decided against renewing his two-year deal in favour of appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel to take charge for next season.After Arsene Wenger’s departure from the Emirates, Mikel Arteta held talks with the board over succeeding his former coach at Arsenal and was heavily believed to be the favourite for the post.However, Emery has since emerged as the shock leading candidate for the role and the club is set to announce his appointment soon.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They’ve gone for the experienced option rather than the left-field,” Smith told Sky Sports.“Obviously Mikel Arteta might not have wanted it in the end but Ivan Gazidis spoke about wanting to make a bold and brave appointment. I wouldn’t describe Emery as that.“It’s not a safe appointment. Nothing is safe in this game but you look at his record with Valencia and Sevilla, on limited budgets, and he competed with the big boys in La Liga.“He is clearly a coach of great ability.”last_img read more

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Mane bags brace as Liverpool demolish West Ham

18 Sep 2019

first_imgLiverpool began their Premier League campaign in a breathtaking manner as they demolished West Ham 4-0 at AnfieldA brace from Sadio Mane and goals from Salah and Daniel Sturridge completed the rout for the Reds who were rampant in front of goal.Mohammed Salah opened the scoring for Klopp’s men by touching home Andy Robertson’s fizzing, low cross on 19 minutes, followed by Mane’s double.The Senegalese bagged his first on the stroke of half-time before all-but securing victory with a smart shot on the turn on 53 minutes from what looked like an offside position.West Ham offered little opposition to the Reds and Daniel Sturridge complicated their issues late on when he knocked home from a corner within seconds of appearing as a substitute.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.It was the icing on the cake on what was close to a perfect afternoon for Klopp and Co as new boys, Alisson and Naby Keita both impressed.The comfortable victory was the Merseysiders’ 500th of the Premier League era.The Reds will visit Crystal Palace next Monday evening in confident mood after their win, while West Ham will need to go back to the drawing board before they host Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool began their Premier League campaign in a breathtaking manner as they demolished West Ham 4-0 at AnfieldA brace from Sadio Mane and goals from Salah and Daniel Sturridge completed the rout for the Reds who were rampant in front of goal.Mohammed Salah opened the scoring for Klopp’s men by touching home Andy Robertson’s fizzing, low cross on 19 minutes, followed by Mane’s double.The Senegalese bagged his first on the stroke of half-time before all-but securing victory with a smart shot on the turn on 53 minutes from what looked like an offside position.West Ham offered little opposition to the Reds and Daniel Sturridge complicated their issues late on when he knocked home from a corner within seconds of appearing as a substitute.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.It was the icing on the cake on what was close to a perfect afternoon for Klopp and Co as new boys, Alisson and Naby Keita both impressed.The comfortable victory was the Merseysiders’ 500th of the Premier League era.The Reds will visit Crystal Palace next Monday evening in confident mood after their win, while West Ham will need to go back to the drawing board before they host Bournemouth on Saturday.last_img read more

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Matthaus Real Madrid are the only club for Harry Kane

18 Sep 2019

first_imgGermany legend Lothar Matthaus believes that Harry Kane should sign for Real Madrid if he ever decides to leave TottenhamThe 25-year-old striker’s glowering reputation has only increased over the last few months following his exploits at the World Cup, where he finished as the tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals.Kane had been linked with a summer move to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo at Real with even the club’s captain Sergio Ramos backing the idea.But the England international has remained silent on the rumours.Although Matthaus believes that it’s essential Kane completes a move to Los Blancos within the next two years.“The question is whether Kane wants to leave Spurs, England, the Premier League. He’d never leave Spurs for another Premier League club,” Matthaus wrote in The Sun.“For one thing it would upset the Tottenham fans, and that’s something he couldn’t do because the relationship he has with them is special.“I know he loves Spurs. You can tell by the way he talks about the club.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He might want to stay there for his whole career, breaking all the scoring records, being there for the first 10 years of the new stadium, being a Tottenham legend.“It would have to be something special for him to leave the club. But if it’s going to happen, it will have to be soon.“He’s 25 now. If he does not go in the next two years, by the time he is 27, he will never leave.“If he did, Real are the only club that would be right for him. Real shine brighter than any other club in the world.“If it happened, everyone would understand, nobody could be angry.”The former Bayern Munich star also suggested that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may already have an agreement in place over a potential Kane departure.The Englishman is contracted at North London until 2024.last_img read more

first_imgGermany legend Lothar Matthaus believes that Harry Kane should sign for Real Madrid if he ever decides to leave TottenhamThe 25-year-old striker’s glowering reputation has only increased over the last few months following his exploits at the World Cup, where he finished as the tournament’s top goalscorer with six goals.Kane had been linked with a summer move to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo at Real with even the club’s captain Sergio Ramos backing the idea.But the England international has remained silent on the rumours.Although Matthaus believes that it’s essential Kane completes a move to Los Blancos within the next two years.“The question is whether Kane wants to leave Spurs, England, the Premier League. He’d never leave Spurs for another Premier League club,” Matthaus wrote in The Sun.“For one thing it would upset the Tottenham fans, and that’s something he couldn’t do because the relationship he has with them is special.“I know he loves Spurs. You can tell by the way he talks about the club.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He might want to stay there for his whole career, breaking all the scoring records, being there for the first 10 years of the new stadium, being a Tottenham legend.“It would have to be something special for him to leave the club. But if it’s going to happen, it will have to be soon.“He’s 25 now. If he does not go in the next two years, by the time he is 27, he will never leave.“If he did, Real are the only club that would be right for him. Real shine brighter than any other club in the world.“If it happened, everyone would understand, nobody could be angry.”The former Bayern Munich star also suggested that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy may already have an agreement in place over a potential Kane departure.The Englishman is contracted at North London until 2024.last_img read more

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Gattuso Caldara out for two months

18 Sep 2019

first_imgGennaro Gattuso confirmed AC Milan will be without Mattia Caldara for a couple of months, while he gives updates on other injury problems.The Rossoneri beat Sampdoria 3-2 this evening, but the win was marred by the bad news of the injury crisis that hit the club.“We’re going to lose Caldara for a couple of months. He had a problem with the medial ligament, it’s a cursed season for him, really disappointing for the lad,” Gattuso told Football Italia.Caldara was just about to make his comeback from a different injury when he pulled up in training.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Jack Bonaventura is gritting his teeth, as he has an inflammation in his knee and couldn’t train yesterday. Now we have to evaluate Hakan Calhanoglu, who is trying really hard.“It’s a bad moment, we’ve got to use the players who are in the best shape.”Davide Calabria was carried off the pitch this evening after an apparent ankle sprain.Milan returned to winning ways after two consecutive defeats home and abroad.last_img read more

first_imgGennaro Gattuso confirmed AC Milan will be without Mattia Caldara for a couple of months, while he gives updates on other injury problems.The Rossoneri beat Sampdoria 3-2 this evening, but the win was marred by the bad news of the injury crisis that hit the club.“We’re going to lose Caldara for a couple of months. He had a problem with the medial ligament, it’s a cursed season for him, really disappointing for the lad,” Gattuso told Football Italia.Caldara was just about to make his comeback from a different injury when he pulled up in training.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Jack Bonaventura is gritting his teeth, as he has an inflammation in his knee and couldn’t train yesterday. Now we have to evaluate Hakan Calhanoglu, who is trying really hard.“It’s a bad moment, we’ve got to use the players who are in the best shape.”Davide Calabria was carried off the pitch this evening after an apparent ankle sprain.Milan returned to winning ways after two consecutive defeats home and abroad.last_img read more

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Klopp admires Evertons boss Marco Silva

18 Sep 2019

first_imgLiverpool will play today against the Blues in the Merseyside Derby, after losing 2-1 midweek with Paris Saint-GermainLiverpool didn’t have a good week, as the team lost 2-1 against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And now, they are trying to turn their luck around as the Reds take on Everton in the Merseyside Derby.“I was a big admirer of Marco for how he got his teams playing at Hull City and then Watford and he is clearly a brilliantly talented coach and manager,” Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Andy Robertson from my team speaks extremely highly of him as a person, as well as a tactician and man manager – so it’s no surprise he’s already made Everton supremely competitive.”“They have recruited really well to an already-strong squad. This all adds up to a very good football side and their performances and results back that up,” he added.“I think it’s fair to say a different Everton come to us today and it means that however hard we’ve had to work in previous derby games, we have to increase it for this one.”“But they also know they come to face a very strong and motivated opponent,” he concluded.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool will play today against the Blues in the Merseyside Derby, after losing 2-1 midweek with Paris Saint-GermainLiverpool didn’t have a good week, as the team lost 2-1 against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And now, they are trying to turn their luck around as the Reds take on Everton in the Merseyside Derby.“I was a big admirer of Marco for how he got his teams playing at Hull City and then Watford and he is clearly a brilliantly talented coach and manager,” Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Andy Robertson from my team speaks extremely highly of him as a person, as well as a tactician and man manager – so it’s no surprise he’s already made Everton supremely competitive.”“They have recruited really well to an already-strong squad. This all adds up to a very good football side and their performances and results back that up,” he added.“I think it’s fair to say a different Everton come to us today and it means that however hard we’ve had to work in previous derby games, we have to increase it for this one.”“But they also know they come to face a very strong and motivated opponent,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Didier Deschamps still cant forgive Karim Benzema

18 Sep 2019

first_imgNearly three years after an unfortunate interview Benzema did with Marca, Didier Deschamps is still hurt for being labeled a racist by the striker.Back in 2016 when France celebrated the European Championship at home, Les Bleus’ manager Didier Deschamps decided to not call Karim Benzema for the competition due to his involvement in the scandal that Valbuena was also part of.Karim Benzema was the target of an onslaught of criticism from several parts of France and by members in all corners of society, the French striker felt attacked and he decided to defend himself by offering an interview with Marca in which he stated that the France manager’s decision to leave him out of the squad came after “caving to pressure from the racist part of France”.This statement was the ultimate insult against Deschamps, who has always made his decisions to select the players with a certain level of common sense.It was only natural that he would make the ultimate decision of never calling Karim Benzema to play for France as long as he remained the manager, Les Bleus have gone to win the World Cup since and Karim is still hurt that Deschamps has kept him blacklisted from the team.Now that time has gone by and both men have met success in their careers, one would think that Deschamps could let bygones be bygones.DESCHAMPS carga contra BENZEMA y las acusaciones de racismo https://t.co/yqVu5kdUfa pic.twitter.com/wHapvuvfQB— El Bernabéu (@elbernabeucom) January 13, 2019But this Saturday during an interview with Europe 1, the French manager reminded everyone that he doesn’t easily forget and he may take this bitter feeling against Karim Benzema to his grave.When he was asked specifically about the possibility that the striker could be called back to play for his national team, Deschamps didn’t hesitate to call things for what they are.“Some people can give speeches that can have consequences that go beyond any form of understanding, and I can never forget that,” Deschamps said during the interview as quoted by Diario AS.“At that moment I considered that a line had been crossed. I pick French players, all of them are French and it has never occurred to me to not select someone based on their color or religion. And in the same way the other way around, I would never pick someone based on the same criteria, because that would just as bad or worse,” concluded the France manager.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Deschamps no olvida la entrevista de Benzema en MARCA: “Cruzó la línea, nunca lo olvidaré” https://t.co/2ZONrCEcYy— Noti Kayak (@NotiKayak) January 13, 2019If the Real Madrid player had any chance of reconciliation with the France manager about what was said, he must really be regretting what he said right now because he will retire from football knowing that he could’ve been a World Cup champion with the second golden generation of players that France has ever produced.Les Bleus do seem like they are going to dominate international football for the upcoming decade under Didier Deschamps guidance, which must feel very frustrating for Karim because of the missed opportunity.After hearing the words from the manager and how visibly hurt he still is, we are not sure that an apology will help in any shape or form to get him back in the manager’s good graces.At the end of the day, Karim Benzema will retire as one of Real Madrid’s most successful players in the modern era but he will always have that stain on his career that could make anyone regret his life choices for the rest of time.As of right now, the player still hasn’t responded to Deschamp’s statements and he may not even feel the urge to do so.The Real Madrid striker is too tired of defending himself from this whole drama. Plus, the forward hasn’t really been missed by anybody after the success France has gotten in recent memory.Ready 💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/alORer3AJT— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) January 12, 2019How do you think Karim Benzema should react to Didier Deschamps’ latest comments about him? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgNearly three years after an unfortunate interview Benzema did with Marca, Didier Deschamps is still hurt for being labeled a racist by the striker.Back in 2016 when France celebrated the European Championship at home, Les Bleus’ manager Didier Deschamps decided to not call Karim Benzema for the competition due to his involvement in the scandal that Valbuena was also part of.Karim Benzema was the target of an onslaught of criticism from several parts of France and by members in all corners of society, the French striker felt attacked and he decided to defend himself by offering an interview with Marca in which he stated that the France manager’s decision to leave him out of the squad came after “caving to pressure from the racist part of France”.This statement was the ultimate insult against Deschamps, who has always made his decisions to select the players with a certain level of common sense.It was only natural that he would make the ultimate decision of never calling Karim Benzema to play for France as long as he remained the manager, Les Bleus have gone to win the World Cup since and Karim is still hurt that Deschamps has kept him blacklisted from the team.Now that time has gone by and both men have met success in their careers, one would think that Deschamps could let bygones be bygones.DESCHAMPS carga contra BENZEMA y las acusaciones de racismo https://t.co/yqVu5kdUfa pic.twitter.com/wHapvuvfQB— El Bernabéu (@elbernabeucom) January 13, 2019But this Saturday during an interview with Europe 1, the French manager reminded everyone that he doesn’t easily forget and he may take this bitter feeling against Karim Benzema to his grave.When he was asked specifically about the possibility that the striker could be called back to play for his national team, Deschamps didn’t hesitate to call things for what they are.“Some people can give speeches that can have consequences that go beyond any form of understanding, and I can never forget that,” Deschamps said during the interview as quoted by Diario AS.“At that moment I considered that a line had been crossed. I pick French players, all of them are French and it has never occurred to me to not select someone based on their color or religion. And in the same way the other way around, I would never pick someone based on the same criteria, because that would just as bad or worse,” concluded the France manager.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Deschamps no olvida la entrevista de Benzema en MARCA: “Cruzó la línea, nunca lo olvidaré” https://t.co/2ZONrCEcYy— Noti Kayak (@NotiKayak) January 13, 2019If the Real Madrid player had any chance of reconciliation with the France manager about what was said, he must really be regretting what he said right now because he will retire from football knowing that he could’ve been a World Cup champion with the second golden generation of players that France has ever produced.Les Bleus do seem like they are going to dominate international football for the upcoming decade under Didier Deschamps guidance, which must feel very frustrating for Karim because of the missed opportunity.After hearing the words from the manager and how visibly hurt he still is, we are not sure that an apology will help in any shape or form to get him back in the manager’s good graces.At the end of the day, Karim Benzema will retire as one of Real Madrid’s most successful players in the modern era but he will always have that stain on his career that could make anyone regret his life choices for the rest of time.As of right now, the player still hasn’t responded to Deschamp’s statements and he may not even feel the urge to do so.The Real Madrid striker is too tired of defending himself from this whole drama. Plus, the forward hasn’t really been missed by anybody after the success France has gotten in recent memory.Ready 💯🔥 pic.twitter.com/alORer3AJT— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) January 12, 2019How do you think Karim Benzema should react to Didier Deschamps’ latest comments about him? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Massive result for us Solskjaer

18 Sep 2019

first_imgUnder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”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.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… pic.twitter.com/qeR6FVLsTO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019last_img read more

first_imgUnder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”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.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… pic.twitter.com/qeR6FVLsTO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019last_img read more

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