Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl believes he’s already proven he can go head-to-head with the Premier League’s big guns.Since replacing the fired Mark Hughes in December, Hasenhuttl has won four of his 13 games in charge at Southampton and will be chasing number five at Arsenal on Sunday.The former RB Leipzig coach famously grabbed his first victory for Southampton against Arsenal at St Mary’s and, in the process, ended the Gunners’ 22-match unbeaten run.The Saints also held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge last month and, therefore, Hasenhuttl sees no reason why he should fear Arsenal or any other top team in the Premier League.“We are focusing on the game against a difficult opponent, a very good opponent that we beat once already this year in a big game with a fantastic performance,” said Hasenhuttl, according to Sky Sports.“I’m not afraid about all the big teams because we showed against Chelsea and Arsenal that we can also play against these teams in good matches and we will need to, that’s for sure.“Every game is difficult but I think in the first game we showed that we can bring this surprising result.”Despite the strong results against the big teams, however, Southampton have fallen back into the relegation zone upon failing to win their last three games.Liverpool 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.“To take something in the Emirates Stadium is far away from being easy but we don’t think about that,” said Hassenhuttl.“We know that we can be an opponent in an away game that’s not easy to beat, and that’s the only thing that interests us.“That we can be a strong opponent, that we can take another clean sheet in London, like we did against Chelsea.”The Southampton and Arsenal game will take place at the Emirates Stadium with kick-off set for 3:05 PM (CET).Ready for a big week ahead! 👊 #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/zQ2eALTtlB— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 23, 2019
Distracted driver crashes, rolls into a parked car KUSI Newsroom, August 19, 2018 Posted: August 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One man is in the hospital tonight after driving recklessly in the College East area.The crash happened around 3:45PM Sunday, in the 54-hundred block of Reservoir Drive.The male driver of a Jeep was speeding southbound on Reservoir when he lost control and hit several electrical outlets, a large rock, and a parked car; flipping his car in the process.Samaritans nearby rushed to pull the driver out. The driver told witnesses he was distracted on his cell phone. Local authorities are investigating if drugs or alcohol were involved.The roads have since reopened. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter
With uncertainties regarding whether a new farm bill will be enacted this year, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association have joined together to strongly urge Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to use Administrative discretion to maintain oilseed loan rates at current levels for 2002 crops. Allowing the soybean loan rate to fall from the current $5.26 per bushel to the statutory minimum rate of $4.92 per bushel for 2002 crops would directly reduce producer income by more than $1 billion.“With the outlook for another bumper oilseed harvest this fall and continuing low pricesinto next year, maintaining oilseed loan rates is essential to protecting farm income and theviability of minor oilseed industries,” said ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean grower fromRising City, Neb.In urging Veneman to maintain current oilseed loan rates, ASA noted that oilseeds havethe lowest stocks-to-use ratios of major U.S. crops. According to the U.S. Department ofAgriculture’s (USDA) October estimates, the 2001/2002 end of marketing year stocks-to-useratio for soybeans is projected at just over 12 percent, compared to almost 15 percent for corn, 20 percent for rice, 29 percent for wheat and 51 percent for cotton. Reducing oilseed loan rateswould only drive up production of crops already in greater oversupply.ASA also informed Veneman that maintaining oilseed loan rates at current levels isnecessary to protect U.S. oilseed producers from the negative effects of a higher valued U.S.Dollar and massively devalued Brazilian currency that is sending false production signals toBrazilian farmers.Since 1997, the U.S. Dollar has gained strength against the currencies of at least 15 majorimporters. The higher valued U.S. Dollar is causing foreign buyers to have to pay more of theirlocal currencies for oilseeds today than they were paying when oilseed prices were 30 percenthigher in 1997.“Very clearly, the high-valued U.S. Dollar is a major reason why soybeans and othercommodities are priced so low today,” said Ruth. “Maintaining loan rates at current levels is theonly policy tool available to USDA to reduce the negative impact of the strong Dollar policy onU.S. producers.”ASA also informed the Secretary that maintaining oilseed loan rates at current levels isnecessary to temper the effects on U.S. soybean farmers of a devalued Brazilian Real that issending false production signals to Brazilian farmers. Since July 1, 1997, the Brazilian Real hasdevalued 157 percent against the U.S. dollar. However, because international soybean prices are denominated in U.S. Dollars, a farmer in Brazil selling soybeans today for the equivalent of$4.30 per bushel actually receives 41 percent more for his crop in Brazilian Reis than he did inJuly, 1997 when soybeans were selling for the equivalent of $7.80 per bushel.“That’s why Brazilian farmers are projected by USDA to increase their soybean plantings31 percent from 1997/98 to 2002/03, despite a 30 percent decline in global soybean prices,” Ruth added. “Reducing U.S. soybean loan rates at a time when the grossly devalued Brazilian Real is sending false production signals to Brazilian farmers would have the effect of transferring soybean production and market share from the United States to Brazil.“Reducing soybean production in the United States relative to other crops, or transferringproduction and market share to Brazil would be poor public policy,” Ruth concluded. “Theglobal and domestic demand for soybeans has grown much more than any other agriculturalcommodity over the last decade. Reducing oilseed loan rates would undercut U.S. producers’efforts to compete internationally.”During the period 1990/91 to 1999/00, global usage of soybeans grew by 56 percent ascompared to 27 percent for corn, 15 percent for rice, 7.5 percent for cotton, and only 6.2 percent for wheat. In the United States, growth in usage of soybeans similarly outpaced the growth of other commodities, with soybean usage growing by 36 percent and wheat usage actually declining by 5 percent.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraged by news this week that buyers in China have made purchases of U.S. soybeans. U.S. soybean sales to China were suspended earlier this year as trade relations between the countries faltered under the current tariff war.Davie Stephens, ASA President and a grower from Clinton, Ky., said, “This is positive news for our growers and for U.S-China trade relations. American soybean farmers prosper when they have access to international markets, and our trade relationship with China is critically important to our industry.”The ASA leader continued, “The news of resumed sales represents a positive step under the current 90-day agreement to suspend new tariffs and negotiate on trade issues agreed to by President Trump and President Xi. Beyond yesterday’s sale announcement, it is vital that this 90-day process result in lifting the current 25 percent tariff that China continues to impose on U.S. soybean imports. Without removal of this tariff, it is improbable that sales of U.S. soybeans to China can be sustained.”While ASA is hopeful that soy farmers will be able to resume delivery of high-quality soy to China, Tuesday’s sale announcement is only the first step in rebuilding soybean exports to China and will not fix the prolonged period of low prices soybean farmers have faced since the trade war began. Stephens said the roughly $2.00 drop in soybean prices experienced since last May continues to harm soybean farmers.“It is critical for Secretary Perdue to move forward with his commitment to announce the second half of Market Facilitation Program payments. When USDA calculated the harm incurred by the tariffs on soybean prices, it assumed that China would still purchase at least 50 percent of the 32 million tons of U.S. soybeans it bought in 2017. With only a fraction of this amount accounted for in this week’s announced sale, it is critically important that we see additional purchases and actual deliveries, and for USDA to make a payment on the second half of 2018 soybean production,” Stephens said.ASA urges USDA to honor its commitment by providing the second Market Facilitation Program payment to aid soybeans farmers as the Administration continues to negotiate eliminating tariffs with China.
Smoke coming from an abandoned nursing home in the heart of Battle Ground prompted a two-alarm fire call Sunday evening.The elusive source was a burning mattress inside the U-shaped building at 103 N. Parkway Ave., across from Battle Ground High School.A woman saw smoke and called 911 at 4:58 p.m., said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Fire Clark Fire & Rescue.“They’ve had problems with transients going inside,” Dawdy said.When firefighters could not find the source of the smoke, which was throughout the building, a second alarm was called.Soon after, the mattress was discovered.“It was deep inside the building,” Dawdy said.About 30 firefighters from Clark County Fire & Rescue, Fire District 3 and Vancouver Fire responded, but many were called back after the mattress was found.Dawdy said it could have been worse than simply smoke in the building.“There’s a nice apartment community here, and those people were very concerned,” he said.He said the building has been repossessed by a credit union, and the structure has been in disrepair.A Clark County fire marshal and Battle Ground police are investigating. Firefighters stayed on the scene until about 8 p.m.Dawdy said he was grateful the woman called in when she saw smoke.“This could have been a real big deal,” he said.
WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators say a genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as normal is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing the way for the first approval of a scientifically engineered animal for human consumption.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released its environmental assessment of the AquaAdvantage salmon, a faster-growing fish which has been subject to a contentious, yearslong debate. The document concludes that the fish “will not have any significant impacts on the quality of the human environment of the United States.” Regulators also said that the fish is unlikely to harm populations of natural salmon, a key concern for environmentalists.The FDA will take comments from the public on its report for 60 days before making it final.The FDA said more than two years ago that the fish appears to be safe to eat, but the agency had taken no public action since then.Experts view the release of the environmental report as the final step before approval. If FDA regulators clear the salmon, as expected, it would be the first genetically altered animal approved for food anywhere in the world.Critics call the modified salmon a “frankenfish.” They worry that it could cause human allergies and the eventual decimation of the natural salmon population if it escapes and breeds in the wild. Others believe breeding engineered animals is an ethical issue.
For nine months, Larry Sperry was a creature of the night. But not by choice.At the time when most people would turn in for the night, Sperry was heading to the dialysis center. As most people slept soundly in their beds, Sperry sat in his chair, arm tethered to the dialysis machine, and watched infomercials.“There’s not a lot of great TV from 11 (p.m.) to 3 (a.m.),” Sperry said.But he didn’t have a choice. The Vancouver man has end-stage renal disease. His life depends on those several-hour dialysis treatments three days a week.As demand for dialysis treatment increases in Clark County, dialysis centers already operating at capacity are adding additional shifts during the middle of the night to keep up with the need.Like Sperry, Adrian Miller of Vancouver was assigned to a nocturnal shift. Miller, who is in renal failure, received treatment from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. for eleven months. Two weeks ago, he was finally switched to a day shift.“I was absolutely shocked,” Miller said. “When they gave me the times, I thought they were mistaken. I thought it was a typo.”The middle-of-the-night shifts may, eventually, be a thing of the past.Clark County’s two dialysis providers, DaVita and Fresenius Medical Care, are tied up in the state regulatory process that will ultimately grant one company permission to build another treatment center.
A 14-year-old boy was sentenced Monday to 17 to 36 weeks in detention for a vandalism spree in December and January that left several Lincoln neighborhood businesses with broken windows and other damage.Micah Black, a Lincoln resident, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 in Clark County Juvenile Court to burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief in exchange for fewer charges.He received 15 to 36 weeks of detention in a juvenile institution for the burglary, 30 days each for the malicious mischief convictions and credit for 65 days already served. He could be out of detention in less than 15 weeks if he exhibits good behavior, said Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson.Juvenile Court Commissioner Dayann Liebman also required Black to serve 40 hours of community service and a year’s probation, and pay $200 in court fees and a not-yet-determined amount of restitution.The convictions relate specifically to a burglary at Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar at 205 E. 39th St., and vandalism at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., and Prima Bella Salon, 3905 N.W. Washington St. However, there were at least seven other victims and, most likely, more than that, Olsen said.
A truck lost its load of lumber around noontime Thursday, blocking all three lanes of Interstate 5 southbound just south of the Gee Creek rest area. The incident was reported to Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Transportation around 11:50 a.m. No collisions resulted from the spilled wood, according to State Patrol Trooper Stephen Robley. The timber was removed from the roadway.
Vancouver firefighters quickly doused a fire in a room of a mobile home in the Maple Tree neighborhood Tuesday evening. The fire was reported at 4:44 p.m. at 7300 N.E. 100th Ave, where arriving fire personnel reported finding fire coming from a window, Battalion Chief Chris Lines said. Damage was contained to a room and its contents. Lines said a juvenile admitted to setting fire with a barbecue lighter.
A 40-year-old woman was hospitalized after falling off a horse Friday afternoon at Whipple Creek Park in Ridgefield, west of the fairgrounds.The incident was reported at 12:57 p.m. at 17202 N.W. 21st Ave., about one-third of a mile down a trail in the 300-acre wooded park, according to Fire District 6 Battalion Chief Todd Iremonger. He described the park as hilly and said the agency sent in its technical rescue team with specialized, all-terrain equipment to get the woman out on a backboard.She was transported by ambulance to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with injuries that were described as not life-threatening. Her name was not released.
A Camas man caused a head-on crash when he drove across the center line of state Highway 503 Wednesday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.Nickelaus A. Depaolo, 32, was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram south on the highway when the vehicle struck a guardrail, crossed the center line and crashed into an oncoming 2005 Hyundai Elantra about six miles north of Battle Ground, according to the WSP. The crash occurred about 5 p.m.The occupants of the Elantra were not injured.The WSP said that Depaolo was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, but hospital staff said Thursday morning that he wasn’t listed as a patient.Depaolo was cited on suspicion of second-degree negligent driving.
If you goo What: Clark County Historical Museum.o Where: 1511 Main St.o When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 5 to 9 p.m. first Thursday of each month.o Admission: Adults $4, seniors/students $3, children $2, families $10, members free.o On the Web: www.cchmuseum.org.Let us eat cake.That’s the philosophy of Roman Wright, 3, whose family was visiting the Clark County Historical Museum to celebrate its 50th birthday Saturday.Roman was accompanied by his father, Jacob Wright, a teacher at Peter S. Ogden Elementary; his mother, Sally Wright and his sister Josephine Wright, 1, who watched from her stroller.“We heard it was a special birthday,” Jacob Wright said. “It seemed this would be a fun time to come.”“And there’s cake!” Roman said, with enthusiasm.Indeed, there was cake. Created by instructors and students in the Clark College baking program, the enormous cake was a replica of the museum building, a red brick Carnegie Library built in 1909.On May 24, 1964 — exactly 50 years from Saturday — the old Carnegie Library building was dedicated as the Clark County Historical Museum. According to The Columbian, about 1,500 people toured the museum on its opening day. The first museum director was Joe Pagel. Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Beauchamp dedicated the building. Robert Hidden represented the Hidden family, which had donated the land for the Carnegie Library.Saturday also was Susan Tissot’s last day as the museum’s executive director. After more than 10 years at the helm, she’s accepted a position as executive director of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation in Eureka, Calif. She starts the job next month.Before she cut the cake, she talked about the biggest accomplishments at the museum under her leadership.The first was making the century-old building more accessible. The main entrance is up a long flight of steps. Shortly after she’d begun working at the museum, Tissot said, she stood watching a mother pushing a double baby stroller up the steep steps so her family could visit the museum. Then the mom had to push her kids in the stroller down the steps, very, very carefully. Tissot remembers watching that scene play out and hoping the stroller didn’t slip. It didn’t.
A Clark County jury has found former Beaverton, Ore., police Officer Christopher Warren guilty of raping a 5-year-old girl at his central Vancouver home.Warren, 34, did not show emotion Friday during the reading of the verdict on a charge of first-degree child rape. His wife and other family members and friends were in the courtroom’s public gallery.Superior Court Judge Barbara Johnson remanded him into the custody of the Clark County Jail. A corrections officer escorted him out of the courthouse.The jurors reached the unanimous verdict after about 6 1/2 hours of deliberation. Testimony started early Tuesday and concluded at the close of the business day Thursday.Jurors declined to comment on their decision as they filed out of Johnson’s courtroom.A hearing to sentence Warren has not yet been scheduled. Johnson ordered a presentence investigation report and set a Dec. 9 hearing to review the progress of the report and possibly schedule a sentencing date.
SALEM, Ore. — Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome.The Yes on 92 campaign said there are no legal options remaining that could lead them to victory.“The labeling movement will continue to grow,” the campaign said in a statement. “We draw strength from the fact that we came so achingly close to winning this vote, despite being outspent by more than $12 million.”Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. The second tally showed a net shift of 25 votes against the initiative. The results cover all 36 counties but have not yet been certified.The proponents said they would continue working toward a labeling requirement for genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, but stopped short of promising a 2016 campaign.The initiative would have required manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to label raw or packaged foods produced entirely or partially by genetic engineering.“After looking at the facts about Measure 92, Oregon voters decided that it rightly deserved a no vote,” Pat McCormick, a spokesman for the No on 92 Coalition, said in a statement.
PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform, recovered. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved ones. Three bodies were retrieved Tuesday, while the others were found after the search resumed Wednesday morning, said Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo.On Tuesday, the number had varied with different officials saying as many as six corpses had been discovered.He said half of those found were male and half female, including the flight attendant.The first proof of the jet’s fate emerged Tuesday in an area not far from where it dropped off radar screens. Searchers found the bodies and debris that included a life jacket, an emergency exit door and a suitcase about 10 miles from the plane’s last known coordinates.On Wednesday, divers were deployed, but heavy rain and clouds grounded helicopters, said Soelistyo. The airliner’s disappearance halfway through a two-hour flight between Surabaya, Indonesia, and Singapore triggered an international search for the aircraft involving dozens of planes, ships and helicopters. It is still unclear what brought the plane down.The plane needs to be located and its cockpit voice and flight data recorders, or black boxes, recovered before officials can start determining what caused the crash.