Redknapp on Premier League title battle Its a three horse race

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that three teams are in the running for this season’s Premier League titleAfter suffering shock back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City this month, Manchester City have slipped from top spot to third in the standings.Pep Guardiola’s side, who won the league crown in such dominant fashion last season, now find themselves seven points adrift of unbeaten leaders Liverpool.Redknapp’s old club Spurs aren’t doing badly either in second-place after beating Everton 6-2 at the weekend and Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday to extend their winning run to five matches.“I think it’s a three horse race,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites now which is a big turnaround.“But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders.“Spurs are still in it, you can’t write them off. They are bang there, the way they are playing at the moment.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.As for Chelsea and Arsenal, Redknapp doesn’t see how either of them can be considered contenders.“I can’t see anybody else getting into it,” added the 71-year-old.“I watched Arsenal yesterday and they are nowhere near in my opinion.“I know they’ve had injuries, but at the back they are still very poor.“And Chelsea are just so reliant on Eden Hazard. Without him you couldn’t really see them challenging, they’re still short of a frontman.“So really, I think there are three runners and I think it will be very tight.”Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher tipped his old club to take home a first league title in 28 years.last_img read more

Lookman Bundesliga move doesnt guarantee success

first_imgEverton winger Ademola Lookman insists everyone has a different scenario and, therefore, can’t be guaranteed to emulate the successes of others in the BundesligaThe 21-year-old spent the latter part of last season on loan at RB Leipzig and impressed with five goals and four assists in 11 Bundesliga appearances.Since then, the likes of English youngsters Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have starred in the German top flight at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.While, Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed Bayern Munich’s strong interest in young star Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” said Lookman, according to Liverpool Echo.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.“It is for experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.“It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.”Since returning to Everton for this season, Lookman has made just the one start in 11 Premier League appearances.last_img read more

San Diego District Attorney Race

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter Posted: May 29, 2018 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 SettingsTwo candidates are running for District Attorney in San Diego, Genevieve Jones-Wright and Summer Stephan.Current San Diego County Interim District Attorney Summer Stephan joined KUSI with more on the issues she stands for. KUSI Newsroom San Diego District Attorney Race May 29, 2018last_img read more

Man airlifted to hospital after 30foot fall at Sunset Cliffs

first_img Posted: June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, June 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man was found severely injured and bleeding from his head Thursday morning on the rocks below the bluffs near Ratkay Point at Sunset Cliffs, authorities said.A 911 caller reported finding the injured man at 6:14 a.m., telling dispatchers the victim appeared to be a white man in his 20s dressed in a blue sweatshirt and jeans, San Diego police Officer Steve Bourasa said. Police, lifeguards and firefighters responded to the scene and located the injured man below the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Hill Street.“He was reported to be bleeding from his head and lying in the rocks,” Bourasa said. “He was airlifted via a San Diego Fire helicopter to a trauma center.”There was no immediate information regarding the man’s injuries or if he was expected to survive. The bluffs in the area are about 30 feet high. Man airlifted to hospital after 30-foot fall at Sunset Cliffs Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Healthy cooking class to improve your holiday diet

first_img November 15, 2018 Healthy cooking class to improve your holiday diet 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)-  If you’re looking to sharpen your culinary skills, improve your diet, and spice up your life, there’s a cooking class just for you! It’s called “Healthy on You.” Amateurs are welcome. Not only will you “up your cooking game” but you’ll also have a lot of fun!This lush tropical paradise in Del Mar is where Samantha Binkley shares her love for cooking and healthy living. Sam, as her friends call her, is a certified health coach who was born in the West Indies. She developed her passion for cooking as a child by watching her mother work her “magic with herbs” in her delicious recipes.Today she’s guiding her class through one of her favorite spots on the one acre property, an amazing garden, filled with lush greenery, lots of gorgeous color, and a vast display of her home grown herbs and vegetables, the essential ingredients in her healthy recipes.And once everything is ripe for the picking, it’s added to her menu.Her exotic chickens are not part of the menu, but they’re great at laying all the eggs and a highlight of the tour.“I love when people are happy, in the kitchen, listening to music and just cooking healthy food. For me, that’s just so rewarding and I just find it a lot of fun,” Binkley said.One of the secrets to Sam’s savory recipes…the more than dozen spices shes created.“I was making spices to cook with during classes, different combos and blends and I would give them to everybody to take home and they would come back and ask for more. And that’s when I knew this is something interesting and I think I can do something great with this,” Binkley said.Her organic spice blends are sold in stores through-out San Diego County. She says her seasonings help make-up for the butter, cream and other “less than healthy” ingredients we add to our recipes. She calls the healing properties of herbs an added benefit.Transforming classic recipes into healthier versions is something many are hungry for. And her monthly classes, which last about 3 hours and cost $125 fill up quickly.“If they don’t make the recipe, at least they have a wider perspective on how they can make foods at home that taste equally good or better with less calories, lower fat and you don’t have to have dairy or gluten and it can still taste great!” Binkley said.To learn more about Samantha Binkley’s cooking classes, visit https://www.sambinkley.com/cooking-classes/ Updated: 9:31 PMcenter_img Posted: November 15, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Healthy Living, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SDPD investigate death of 20yearold man in the Fox Canyon neighborhood

first_imgFacebookTwitter SDPD investigate death of 20-year-old man in the Fox Canyon neighborhood KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 3, 2019 Updated: 6:10 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A man was found dead in a drainage ditch in the Fox Canyon neighborhood this morning, police said. A 911 call came in at 11:30 a.m. reporting a man down in a ditchbehind a home on Auburn Drive near Loris Street, according to San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree.Officers and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel quickly arrived and found a man with trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Dupree said.Homicide detectives were investigating, but there was no information on any possible suspects.The victim has not yet been identified, but he was described as an Asian man in his 20s.Police asked anyone with information on the man’s death to call SDPD homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. February 3, 2019last_img read more

ASA Urges Growers to Participate in Oilseed Payment Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association is urging soybean growers to participate in the $475 million Oilseed Payment Program that was approved by Congress last year as part of a comprehensive emergency farm assistance package. The money will assist farmers who are struggling with historically low farm prices.”ASA appreciates the support of the Congress and the Administration, and the special efforts of Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and his staff, that made this program possible,” said ASA President Marc Curtis, a soybean, corn, rice, wheat and milo producer from Leland, Miss.A typical soybean farm of 100 acres, with a 38 bushel per acre yield, can expect to get about $535.00 from this program at the projected payment rate for soybeans of $0.1409 per bushel. The actual payment rate may be more or less than the projected rate and will be determined after sign up results are available. Soybean producers need to apply for the Oilseed Payment Program at their local USDA Service Center or Farm Service Agency county office between Feb. 28, and Mar. 31, 2000.”While Congress was considering the farm assistance package, ASA had raised concerns that the Agricultural Marketing and Transition Act (AMTA) payments do not reflect soybean prices and income, since they are based on former program crop acres and yield,” Curtis said. “The Oilseed Payment Program is a result of ASA’s efforts to help soybean producers partially offset low prices.”To be eligible for the 1999 Oilseed Payment Program, a farmer must have planted an eligible oilseed in 1999. In addition to soybeans, other eligible oilseeds are sunflowers, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower seed, mustard and crambe. Producers wishing to receive payments, who have not already reported acreage for 1997, 1998, or 1999, must do so by Feb. 18, 2000.Producers who planted soybeans in 1999 are eligible to participate in the Oilseed Payment Program. A producer’s payment is equal to the producer’s payment acres times the producer’s payment yield times the national payment rate. Payments are calculated differently for new producers and for those who planted in 1997 or 1998 as well as in 1999.For producers who planted soybeans in 1999 and also in 1997 or 1998, the payment acreage is the higher of the 1997 or 1998 acreage planted to the oilseed. The payment yield for these producers is the higher of the county average yield for soybeans from 1994 through 1998, after dropping the high and low yields, or the producer’s proven yield for either 1997 or 1998. The year selected for the payment acreage may differ from the year selected for the yield.For “new” producers of soybeans who planted soybeans for the first time in 1999, the payment acreage is the 1999 acreage of the oilseed. The payment yield is the higher of the county average yield for soybeans from 1994 through 1998, after dropping the high and low yields, or the producer’s 1999 yield.To apply for payments, a producer must file one application for all of the producer’s farms, and apply in the county office that serves as the producer’s control county. When possible, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will prefill the application with the producer’s acres and county average yields. If the producer does not wish to prove actual yields, the producer only has to certify to the application’s accuracy and sign it.”In addition to this Oilseed Payment Program, ASA applauds the decision by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to maintain the soybean loan rate at $5.26 for 2000,” Curtis said. “These programs are vital to soybean producers until we can develop long term solutions for improving the safety net for farmers.”last_img read more

Iowa Soybean Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary

first_imgInformation and photo courtesy of Iowa Soybean Association. More than 400 farmers, industry and political leaders and industry stakeholders gathered for the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) 50th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet. The program held Dec. 17-18 in Des Moines, focused on the past, present and future of the soybean industry, ISA and U.S. agriculture. ASA President Wade Cowan, Brownfield, Texas, spoke during the event, congratulating ISA on 50 years of representing soy growers and all of the work they’ve accomplished.ASA President Wade Cowan speaks at Iowa’s 50th Anniversary celebration in December. Credit: Iowa Soybean AssociationAmong the many highlights of the two-day celebration was a keynote address by Gov. Terry Branstad who marveled at the success the ISA has seen since its inception in 1964.“It’s amazing to think how much agriculture has changed and the key role ISA has played along the way,” said Branstad. “You’ve made it a priority to develop new markets and create new products for soybeans. It’s because of this work that Iowa continues to be a leader in agriculture.”The sessions that followed gave considerable time to the critical issues of today and explored future opportunities and challenges. Topics discussed included transportation, farm policy, global agriculture trade and demand, renewable energy, production research, freedom to operate, environmental quality and market forecasts were among the many issues discussed.Closing the event was a keynote panel entitled “Thinking Forward. The Next 50 Years of Agriculture.” Agriculture leaders engaged in an open discussion on the future of the industry. Panelists included:Dr. Robb Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer, MonsantoJim Knuth, sr. vice president, Farm Credit Services of AmericaPaul Schickler, president, DuPont PioneerHarry Stine, founder, Stine SeedKirk Leeds, chief executive officer, Iowa Soybean Association“We’re entering a new, very competitive era for soybean farmers,” said Leeds. “ISA will remain relevant to Iowa farmers as we continue to bring insight, knowledge and perspective on issues that affect their bottom line.”Additional stories from the ISA 50th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet is available here.last_img read more

ASA Welcomes Highway Bill with Crop Insurance Fix

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) greeted news this evening that the Senate approved the conference report on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, more familiarly known as the Highway Bill. The final legislation is formally titled the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and will now head to President Barack Obama for signature.Providing funding certainty for road and bridge construction and maintenance was a priority for ASA in the legislation, as well as reversing the $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance that were included in the bipartisan budget deal passed in October.”The cut to crop insurance was a dealbreaker for soybean farmers and we’re very relieved to see these cuts reversed,” said Wade Cowan, ASA’s president and a farmer from Brownfield, Texas. “Soybean farmers across the country rely on crop insurance in times of extreme weather to ensure they can stay in business to farm in the coming year. An ill-advised $3 billion in cuts would have severely hobbled the program, and we’re happy to see them reversed.”While pleased with the results of the vote today, Cowan noted that the association would be on the lookout for similar attacks in coming budget discussions.”ASA will continue our opposition to any attempt to cut the farm bill programs in the budgeting process,” he said. “These programs seem to be low-hanging fruit to lawmakers who don’t understand how important they are to the nation’s food producers, and we will continue to fight to make sure they stay whole. We thank Chairmen Roberts and Conaway and Ranking Members Stabenow and Peterson for their continued defense of the farm safety net, and for securing the fix for this most recent grab at the crop insurance program.”With regard to transportation, the multi-year reauthorization provides certainty for state and local governments to maintain and move forward with transportation projects. It provides new flexibilities and streamlines environmental review and permitting processes aimed at accelerating projects. The bill also establishes new national freight policies and programs aimed at improving freight movement and strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness.Unfortunately the bill fails to enable states to allow increased truck weights on federal interstates, after the defeat of an amendment offered by Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin that would have provided states the option to increase truck weight limits on federal interstates.last_img read more

Webinar on Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation Available on SoyGrowerscom

first_imgIf you missed the webinar on Monday, you can still check it out on the ASA website! The free webinar, titled Using Data to Benchmark Your Farming Operation, was led by Joe Luck, Ph.D., at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and may be viewed here.Data collection, analysis and benchmarking are essential to achieving and sustaining continuous improvement in the production of soybeans. Luck discussed the various tools and techniques required to establish a valid data benchmarking program. Using examples of data applications from farm research studies focused on soybeans, he showed how data can be used to gather knowledge to improve production, and build a more sustainable farming operation.This was the first webinar, in a series of three, designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective farm data management can help improve the sustainability of their operation. All three webinars are possible through sponsorship support provided the United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff.last_img read more

Farmers for Free Trade Releases New National TV Advertisement Warning President Trump

first_imgWATCH – National Ad Features Indiana Soy Farmer and Former State Trooper Brent Bible who cautions: “Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war.”American Soybean Association President: “Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports.”Farmers for Free Trade today released a new national cable television advertisement that highlights the damaging impact retaliation from a series of new tariffs would have on critical American exports. The spot features Indiana soy and corn farmer, and former Indiana state trooper, Brent Bible whose soy operation, like similar producers, relies heavily on exports to China.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTLHdwyMn8A&feature=youtu.be“Today, we farm about 5000 acres and raise primarily corn and soybeans,” Bible says in the 30 second spot. “I’m supportive of the Trump administration, but I have a lot of concerns about current actions that have been taken on trade and tariffs. The fact that China is our number one soy bean customer makes us very vulnerable. Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war.”The message to the president will run for the next two weeks on cable news channels including Fox, CNN, and MSNBC. It will run in the D.C. and Florida markets. The ad will also run online and in ag publications across the country This is the second in a series of Farmers for Free Trade ads that bring the voices of real farmers across America into the trade debate. The first ad featured fourth-generation Montana farmer, Michelle Erickson-Jones. Farmers for Free Trade has also launched a Voice of the Farmer tool on their website that allows farmers to film short messages of support for ag trade that can be shared with lawmakers.Today’s ad comes following tariff announcements on steel and aluminum and on the section 301 intellectual property investigation. Already, China has announced $3 billion in retaliatory tariffs stemming from the steel and aluminum action, with the bulk of the tariffs targeting ag exports. It is expected that China will also retaliate against U.S. exports in response to the 301 tariffs.“China is looking to hit us where it hurts most. That’s why they are going after American ag exports,” said Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair and former Montana Senator Max Baucus. “We are already seeing fruit, wine and other ag exports being targeted because of the Administration’s actions and we will likely see more tariffs on ag exports in the near future. In a trade war nearly everyone loses, but nobody pays a stiffer price than American farmers.”“The farmers whose livelihoods are on the line need to be heard,” said Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair and former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. “Which is why I’m proud to see Brent Bible from my home state come forward to voice the concerns of soy and corn farmers everywhere. The administration needs to understand how the unintended consequences of a tit-for-tat trade fight are going to cause pain in rural communities across the country.”“Crop prices are down 40 percent; farm income is down 50 percent, just in the last five years. Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports” said John Heisdorffer, Iowa farmer and president of the American Soybean Association. “Through groups like Farmers for Free Trade, we’re able to shine a valuable spotlight on Brent, and the thousands of farmers like him who stand to lose if we face retaliation from our largest customer.”Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan, non-profit campaign to rebuild support at the grassroots level for trade policies that benefit American agriculture. Farmers for Free Trade works to amplify the voices of millions of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses who want to open new markets for American ag products, protect free trade policies, and reduce risk and uncertainty. Farmers for Free Trade, which is backed by major ag organizations and commodity groups is leading efforts to warn the Administration and lawmakers of the consequences of retaliation on farmers and rural communities.For more on Farmers for Free Trade visit the website.last_img read more

Another Baird briefly tries for congress

first_imgBryan Baird of Vancouver filed Friday afternoon for the 3rd District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Brian Baird.Clever, right? But Bryan-with-a-y’s campaign was a short-lived lesson in civics.The graduate of Columbia River High School doesn’t turn 25 — the minimum age to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives — until March. At first it seemed as if he may have just wasted the $1,740 filing fee (filing fees are one percent of the annual salary of the position), and his filing set staffers at the Secretary of State’s and Attorney General’s offices scrambling. Do they just reject his filing? Or would another candidate have to formally challenge Baird’s eligibility?Stephanie Horn, deputy communications director for Secretary of State Sam Reed, said late Friday afternoon that Reed decided to simply reject the filing and refund the filing fee.Baird, who filed as an independent, could not be reached for comment. By the 5 p.m. deadline to file for the Aug. 17 primary, his name had been deleted from the online list of candidates.Even with the disqualification of the youngster, there’s no shortage of people vying for Baird’s seat.Six candidates filed, including Jaime Herrera, a Camas Republican who opted to run for Baird’s seat rather than try to keep her 18th District state Legislature position, and David Hedrick, a Camas Republican and Tea Party activist.Other candidates are Democrat Denny Heck of Olympia, Republican David Castillo of Olympia, Democrat Cheryl Crist of Olympia and Norma Jean Stevens, an independent from Ocean Park.last_img read more

9 parks and trailheads stay open this month

first_imgNine regional parks and trailhead parking lots in Clark County will remain open for daytime use this month, and possibly year-round for the next two years under the proposed budget.They include Lewisville, Lucia Falls, Moulton Falls, Daybreak, Vancouver Lake, Frenchman’s Bar and Lacamas Lake regional parks and the Hantwick Road and Frenchman’s Bar trail parking lots. Due to budget problems, the parking lots were closed in January and February of this year, said a bulletin.last_img

Texas Gov Perry jumps into 2012 Republican race

first_imgCHARLESTON, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the Republican presidential field Saturday and told supporters he would make the federal government “as inconsequential in your lives as I can” by reducing taxes and easing regulations. Perry announced his plans before an overflow crowd at the conservative RedState Gathering in South Carolina, an important early primary state. His entry came hours before the release of results from a straw poll in Iowa where the crowded field of candidates was competing. Perry’s name wasn’t on the ballot, though it could be written in.Shortly before the speech, Perry launched a campaign website and held a conference call with state activists. “I full well believe I’m going to win,” he told them.Perry used his speech to slam Washington and President Barack Obama for “rudderless” leadership and “an unbridled fixation on taking more money out of pockets.”Perry said one in six work-eligible people in the country cannot find full-time work. “That is not a recovery. That is an economic disaster.” He promoted his record of job creation in Texas and said he would have the same success as president.last_img read more

Video captures fight on Portland MAX train

first_imgCLACKAMAS, Ore. – Police and TriMet are looking into an incident on a MAX train from last December after video of a girl being repeatedly hit was posted to the Internet.The incident took place on a MAX train in Clackamas County on Dec. 26. The victim says she boarded the train after shopping at Clackamas Town Center.TriMet says the assault was reported and police went to check out the incident, but when they arrived nothing was happening. No arrests were made and the victim of the assault, a 14-year-old girl, said she did not want to press charges.But a cell phone video of the teen being hit, screamed at and slapped by a group on the train has been making the rounds at local schools after being posted on YouTube. Eventually came to the attention of police and TriMet officials, who say they want to identify the attackers and ban them from riding the light rail line.In the video, no one steps in to defend the victim from her attackers and others can be heard clapping and cheering as the girl is repeatedly slapped and punched. At one point, the victim is seen cowering and holding her head in pain after several female attackers ganged up on her.last_img read more

Camas School District offers free screenings

first_imgThe Camas School District will offer free screenings for children between the ages 3 and 5 next month.Parents with children between those ages living in the Camas district are encouraged to set up an appointment for April 25.The one-hour screening include tests for hearing, vision, speech, concepts and motor development. Results are confidential and will only be discussed with parents.Appointments can be schedules with the Special Services Department by calling 360-833-5570.last_img

Test results reveal little in salmonella outbreak

first_imgNew laboratory test results are providing little insight into the origin of a salmonella outbreak linked to an east Vancouver restaurant. Meanwhile, public health officials report their investigation costs have reached $44,000.After shutting down the On the Border restaurant on Oct. 9, county health inspectors spent the day taking samples from surfaces throughout the restaurant to try to determine the source of the outbreak. Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, said Wednesday those tests all came back negative for salmonella.Some of the surfaces had been cleaned by restaurant staff prior to health inspectors retrieving samples. That means the source could have been cleaned, or the bacteria was spreading by another method, such as a sick food handler or tainted food, he said.“We’re never going to be able to say definitively what caused this,” Melnick said. “I wish we could all feel better with a definitive answer as to the cause.”The restaurant’s management did not respond to messages left Wednesday by The Columbian.Melnick said pinpointing the cause of food-borne illness outbreaks is difficult and rare.The restaurant has been linked to 117 confirmed and probable cases of salmonella as of Wednesday morning. Public health staff interviewed those who got sick and, in some cases, their dining companions who didn’t. Those interviews and a statistical analysis revealed a handful of food items in common among people who got ill, Melnick said.last_img read more

Part of 99th Street to be closed starting tonight

first_imgConstruction crews will close a section of Northeast 99th Street for paving work beginning tonight, according to the Clark County Public Works department.The project will close 99th Street to all traffic from Northeast Highway 99 to about 300 feet west of Northeast Seventh Avenue, according to the county. The closure will begin at 10 p.m. today and continue until no later than 5 a.m. Monday, July 22 — a duration of up to 55 hours. The closure will also shut down onramps and offramps connecting Interstate 5 to 99th Street in the work area.Traffic will be detoured to alternate routes, including Northeast 78th Street and Northeast 117th Street, according to the county. Affected businesses along 99th Street can be reached using local roads from Highway 99 and Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue, which will remain open during the work.last_img read more

Turkish officials clear bird of spying for Israel

first_imgISTANBUL — A bird of prey found in a Turkish village has been cleared of local suspicion it was aiding Israeli spies.The private Dogan news agency reported Friday that villagers in a rural town in central Turkey found the kestrel this week and delivered it to local authorities after discovering a leg band marked “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel.” Such bands are often used to track bird migrations.Authorities confirmed in a statement that they released the bird into the wild Thursday after x-rays performed at a veterinary hospital found that “there was no other device” attached to the bird aside from the leg band.Dogan, which published a copy of the x-ray record, says medical staff labeled it “Israeli Spy.” It was not immediately clear whether the label was tongue-in-cheek.last_img read more