Franck Ribery blasts critics after eating from Salt bae restaurant

first_imgIn series of messages released on social media, Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, on social media blasts critics after eating a gold-covered Tomahawk steak at the restaurant of the famous Nusret Gokce, called ‘Salt Bae’.The Frenchman received tons of criticism after he ate a steak which cost 1,200 euros, however, Ribery doesn’t give a damn and used his social media accounts to blast those criticizing him.“For 2019, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s…,” it began as quoted by Marca.“Let’s start with the jealous, the haters, those only born because a condom had a hole in: f*** your mothers, your grandmothers, and even your family tree. I owe you nothing.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“My success is, above all, thanks to God, me, and my loved ones who believed in me.“For the others, you’re nothing but pebbles in my socks!”Ribery has 26 appearances and eight goals with Bayern Munich. He was ever present with the France under-21 team where he earned his first selection in September 2004 in a 1–0 victory over Israel in qualifying for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championshiplast_img read more

Wayne Hennessey denies making Nazi gesture

first_imgCrystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has denied accusations of making a Nazi salute in teammate Max Meyer’s Instagram.The picture (which has since been deleted) appeared to show the Wales international making the infamous ‘Sieg Heil’ sign which was used as a greeting in Nazi Germany.However, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper has decided to clear up any controversy by explaining the post on his official Twitter page.moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute. I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental. Love and peace Wayne— Wayne Hennessey (@WayneHennessey1) January 6, 2019Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“Yesterday evening I had a meal with my teammates and we had a group photograph,” he wrote on Sunday night.“I waved and shouted at the person taking the picture to get on with it and at the same time put my hand over my mouth to make the sound carry.”“It’s been brought to my attention that frozen in a moment by the camera this looks like I am making a completely inappropriate type of salute.”“I can assure everyone I would never ever do that and any resemblance to that kind of gesture is absolutely coincidental. Love and peace Wayne.”last_img read more

Atlanta presentation a hit Travel Agents say Turks and Caicos has the

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19 May 2015 – Around 75 travel executives were at the City Club of Buckhead on Monday evening for the opening event of the Premier’s Sales and Investment Blitz. Atlanta was the first stop on the tour and much of the morning was spent moving out of the state of Georgia into the largest U.S. state of them all for a double date; Dallas and Houston in Texas are expected to be a unique stop in the road trip. The first promotional meeting featured a brief welcome from Premier Rufus Ewing and Tourism Minister Porsha Smith.“You may know Turks and Caicos for a beautiful set of islands that are known for great beaches, are known for luxury high end luxury resorts, and I’m sure those of you who visited Turks & Caicos before could attest to that. We provide great service, high end world class resorts, and that is why it was voted as the number one island destination in the world, the most beautiful island in the world, Turks and Caicos Islands”. Premier said.The Hotel and Tourism Association was particularly thrilled at the reception of the promotional video which highlighted every island in the chain. When Magnetic Media surveyed the room, the travel professionals explained that the lure of the TCI is that there is the absence of certain big city features; guests want to escape to a simpler life that is environmentally pure, super safe for their families and boasting uber luxury. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turquoise Morning shows Caribbean & US highlights of TCI Sales & Investment Blitz TCI Haye-Smith runs Olympic standard time Atlanta Weather forecast Related Items:atlanta, city club of buckhead, premier’s sales blitz, travel agentslast_img read more

New Immigration Board Chairs named by Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 25, 2016 – The new heads of the Immigration Boards for Provo and Grand Turk are William Fulford and Wayne Williams; these two and a new team are named to fill in gaps left with the resignations of Sheba Wilson and Arthur Lightbourne; both are contesting in the December 15, 2016 General Elections.last_img

Reward in Gilley case increase

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 –  The reward for information in the armed robbery and shooting of former Premier and businessman, Galmo Williams has gone up by $10,000… and is now $30,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

FortisTCI five hour outage explained forced schools to close early Monday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 25, 2017 – Grand Turk – A five and a half hour power outage forced some government and private schools to close early in Grand Turk yesterday.  Later on Monday, FortisTCI responded to Magnetic Media queries via media release and said the outage “was as a resuld of an engine shutdown at the South Base Plant during a routine service.  The outage began at approximately 9 a.m and affected all customers.  Upon determining the cause of the outage, technical crews immediately began work to restore services.  Service was restored to some customers at approximately 10:50 a.m and full restoration was completed at 2:27 p.m.”There has been a spike in frequency of electricity failures in Grand Turk though, and FortisTCI addressed that by saying the failures are a major focus for the company.  “Technicians and additional generating assets from the Providenciales generation site have been deployed to support the Grand Tur team to normalize services as quickly as possible.  FortisTCI assures customers that the Company is committed to, and working continuously on delivering safe and reliable service to Grand Turk.”Last week, Budget Debate in the House of Assembly was halted due to an electricity outage in the Capital.#MagneticMediaNews#poweroutageconcernsinGrandTurk#FortisTCIexplainsfivehouroutage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FortisTCIexplainsfivehouroutage, #magneticmedianews, #poweroutageconcernsinGrandTurklast_img read more

Jamaica Finance Minister reiterates call for Banks to lower interest rates

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 20, 2017 – Kingston – Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated his appeal for financial institutions to provide low-interest funds to the productive sector.  He said that for business innovation to strive, money loaned to the sector should not be at more than seven and eight per cent.Mr. Shaw, who was delivering the keynote address at the launch of the May Pen Business Improvement District (BID) in Clarendon on Wednesday (November 15), said the Government is committed to ensuring that “cheaper money” reaches the business community.   He noted that Jamaica was able to raise US$1 billion on its most recent foray into the international capital markets at 4.5 per cent and five per cent rates of interest, which was used to liquidate a number of high-interest loans.  He informed that the Government was initially looking to source US$300 million, but, due to the improved management of the economy, up to US$3 billion was on offer.“If the Government can borrow on the international capital markets at 4.5 and five per cent, it means that we must be able to deliver money to the private sector at less than 10 per cent,” the Minister contended.BID is an initiative of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to manage the town’s growth thrust.   The BID is also an economic development tool that brings together business leaders, the Corporation, and other stakeholders to craft solutions for the district.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Govt apologizes for 2010 West Kingston Operation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 8, 2017 – Kingston – The Government has formally apologized to residents of West Kingston and all Jamaicans who were affected by the operations of the security forces in May 2010, which resulted in the loss of lives and damage to property.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, delivered a statement in Parliament on Wednesday (December 6) in which he expressed regret for the pain and loss that occurred during the operation, specifically the lives that were lost.“The loss of life was never the option that the State wanted to take.   The fact that lives were lost, therefore, is regrettable, is something that we are sorry for; and to start that process of healing, I believe there are grounds, and room for us to make a sincere apology,” the Prime Minister said.During the 2010 security operations to capture the fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, 73 civilians and a soldier were killed while other persons were detained and properties damaged and destroyed.   A Commission of Inquiry into that operation recommended financial compensation for persons victimized by the State and that the Government issue a formal apology for the use of excessive force by the security forces.    An apology was proposed as one form of redress and promoting justice as well as restoring trust and confidence in the State.The Prime Minister said the Government has accepted the recommendations of the Commission and is leading “by extending the hand of peace, starting the process of healing, and in engineering the recovery of a country from one of violence and conflict to one of peace, order, and the supremacy of the rule of law”.Mr. Holness said the Government agrees that the events, the way they unfolded, presented enormous challenges to the security forces, but it is cognizant that even under those conditions, the standards of human rights must be observed by agents of the State.   He noted that an “expensive lesson” to be learnt from this event is that “even where emergency powers are used, even where we have suspended some rights by virtue of the use of emergency powers, the State, through its agents – in this case the security forces, is still bound to respect and preserve life and the dignity of the people they serve”.He said the experience coming out of the security operations “can’t be for naught; it must define how we operate as a country going forward”.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

JAMAICA Heart Health Understanding Your Risks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 22, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.“For the blood pressure, there are two numbers which come into play, the systolic (upper number), which should be less than 120 and the diastolic (lower number) which should be less than 80. The number is, therefore, read as 118 over 75, for example,” he explains.As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between  35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women.Meanwhile, blood sugar readings are measured by weight in milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or in millimoles per litre (mmol/L).  In a person without diabetes, blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL or 3.8 and 5.5 mmol/L.  It is important to note that after a meal, blood sugar can rise up to 120mg/dL or 6.7mmol/L.Dr. Wilks says that there are other patterns that are looked at as it relates to patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, such as waking blood sugar, and before and after meal readings.  In addition to their numbers, Dr. Wilks is advising persons, who are displaying symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, heart racing or sudden loss of consciousness to consult their physician.“These symptoms do not necessarily guarantee the presence of a heart condition, but give sufficient cause to seek advice. The general practitioner is able to interview the patient, make necessary checks and ascertain whether any further assessments need to be done,” he points out.Persons, who are predisposed to heart conditions because of family history or chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, should pay special attention to their heart health.Dr. Wilks says a patient may be required to do a screening test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) in order to establish whether there is a heart condition.  He explains that the test will provide a reading of the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart, which is displayed on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen.  The physician is able to assess the peaks and dips recorded on the screen to determine whether the rhythm of the heart is normal.“The patient is notified of the findings from the ECG and, if necessary, additional probes may be requested by the physician. This may come in the form of an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the chest and shows detailed images of the heart’s structure and function,” Dr. Wilks says.Holter monitoring is another exploratory testing option available for patients. The monitor is a portable device, which is worn by the individual for 24 to 72 hours and is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that are not discovered during a regular ECG exam.Stress testing, cardiac catheterisation, cardiac computerised tomography (CT) scan or cardiac magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) are other available options.  Cardiac catheterisation is the most intrusive of these tests and involves the insertion of a narrow catheter into a vein or artery, which is guided toward the heart.  A dye is subsequently injected and observed on an X-ray screen to monitor the blood flow to the heart and check for any abnormalities.The MRI is an imaging test, which provides pictures to help the physician evaluate the patient’s heart.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Benitez defends Newcastle rotation policy Its not like I have Messi

first_imgNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez says that having non-Lionel Messi like players means that he’s had to rotate a lot recently to give the team a physical edgeFollowing a run of just one win in their last six Premier League games, Newcastle find themselves down in 15th-place in the standings in their second season back in the English top-flight.This has led to even more pressure going Benitez’s way with critics hitting out against his management after Newcastle’s 4-0 defeat at Liverpool on Boxing Day.Matters failed to improve for the Spaniard on Saturday when Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw at home to second division side Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup third round.For the game, Benitez made eight changes to the line-up that had lost 2-0 to Manchester United three days beforehand.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…But the 58-year-old defended his approach by explaining how fatigue means none of his players would be able to perform at their best during this congested run of fixtures.“If you had Lionel Messi – OK, he would have to be there no matter what because he can make the difference,” Benitez told the Chronicle.“But, if you don’t have players like Messi or players of a similar level, you need players who can give you something physically in a third game in a row in a short period of time.”The Magpies will next travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Benitez’s old club Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

Man who fired gun near soldout Ice Cube concert in Del Mar

first_img KUSI Newsroom, January 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 23, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An Escondido man who pulled out a gun and fired two shots in the air when he couldn’t get a ticket to a sold-out Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, prompting a sheriff’s deputy to shoot him four times, pleaded guilty Wednesday to discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.Daniel Elizarraras, 22, faces three years in prison when he is sentenced March 4. A charge of assault on a peace officer with a semi-automatic weapon was dismissed as part of the plea.Elizarraras had faced up to 19 years behind bars, said Deputy District Attorney David McNees. The defendant pleaded guilty on the day his preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin.Prior to the shooting last Sept. 2, fairgrounds officials had determined that the venue was at capacity and turned people away from the horse races and the concert by the rapper Ice Cube.Fights broke out between security guards and would-be concert-goers who were upset that they weren’t going to be allowed into the show, witnesses said.Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Eikermann — an 11-year veteran of the department — saw Elizarraras raise a silver-colored firearm and shoot into the air in a large crowd by a ticket booth, prompting the deputy to pull out his Taser, but it was ineffective, authorities said.Eikermann pulled out his firearm and shot Elizarraras four times when the defendant lower his right hand and pointed his semi-automatic weapon at the deputy, according to prosecutors.Elizarraras was hit three times in the torso and once in the arm. One bullet is still lodged near the defendant’s spine, McNees said.Earlier Report: Man shot by Sheriff’s Deputy outside Del Mar concert pleads not guilty Man who fired gun near sold-out Ice Cube concert in Del Mar pleads guiltylast_img read more

55th Annual Lakeside Rodeo is being held next weekend

first_img April 20, 2019 Posted: April 20, 2019 55th Annual Lakeside Rodeo is being held next weekend 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 of the most popular family-friendly events in our region is coming next weekend.Joining KUSI to talk about the rodeo is Miss Rodeo Lakeside Renee Winter and Miss Jr. Rodeo Lakeside Vianette Garcia.For more information: https://www.lakesiderodeo.com/ KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Health Canada Approves Health Claim for Soy Food

first_imgHealth Canada approved a health claim linking the consumption of protein-rich soy food to lowering cholesterol levels.According to a news release from Soy 20/20, the claim is based on scientific evidence that shows consumption of at least 25 grams of soy protein per day helps reduce cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Statistics Canada data states, 39 percent of Canadians aged six to 79 years have unhealthy levels of total cholesterol.“Soy has long been considered a healthy food option, but Health Canada’s acceptance of the science means that we can now include this information directly on packaging to help consumers make healthy food choices,” said Soy 20/20 CEO Jeff Schmalz. “This decision by Health Canada opens up tremendous opportunity for growth in the Canadian soybean and soy food industries, both domestically and internationally.”According to the Soyfoods Association of North America, the soy food market in the United States grew from $2.28 billion in 1999 to $4.5 billion in 2013 with many new products coming to market after the health claim for soy was approved in that country in 1999. Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and South Korea have also approved the soy health claim in their respective countries.This made-in-Canada health claim is one more endorsement of Canadian-grown soybeans, which are sourced by Canadian manufacturers for multiple brands.It is the result of years of effort by Soy 20/20 and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) on behalf of the soy industry, as well as Guelph-based Nutrasource, a contract research organization and consulting firm specializing in regulatory and scientific affairs. Their Regulated Products Division critically reviewed the large body of scientific literature and prepared the food health claim submission according to guidelines established by Health Canada.“Health Canada’s process for accepting new therapeutic and disease risk reduction health claims for foods is among the most extensive and rigorous in the world. Our scientific and regulatory affairs team worked with Soy 20/20 and AAFC to examine the literature through the regulator’s lens and prepare a strong dossier for consideration,” said William Rowe, President and CEO of Nutrasource. “The acceptance of this health claim is a testament to the strength of the scientific evidence supporting the cholesterol-lowering effect of soy, which can now be communicated effectively to Canadians.”More information about the claim and how it can be used on soy food products is available from Health Canada here or by contacting Soy 20/20.Soy 20/20 brings together government, academic and industry partners to stimulate and seize new global bioscience opportunities for Canadian soybeans. Soy 20/20 is supported by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative and by Grain Farmers of Ontario. Visit www.soy2020.ca for more information.last_img read more

Fourth Plain food festival helps build community

first_imgResidents and business owners have struggled for years to revitalize an area of central Vancouver defined by the kaleidoscopic street that bisects it: Fourth Plain Boulevard.The four-lane thoroughfare is surrounded by a mishmash of apartment houses, supermarkets, strip-mall eateries, auto repair shops and longtime businesses offering everything from meats to megabytes. Many of the businesses, community gardens and neighborhoods reflect the fact that the area is a melting pot of new immigrants from Russia, Asia and Latin America.Food, community activists believed, could be the thread that stitched it all together.On Saturday, what could become the first annual Fourth Plain International Food Festival took over a grassy former school site now used for soccer and youth football. Booths represented a dozen or so restaurants in the area, along with a smattering of businesses, musicians, police and firefighter displays and in-action artwork hosted by the Clark County Murals Society.Organizer Mark Maggiora said the festival was a departure for motorists accustomed to zooming by on Fourth Plain on their way to someplace else — a chance for people to appreciate what’s here now and consider possibilities for the future. He cited Portland’s Mississippi Street, Northwest 23rd Avenue and Macadam Avenue as examples of previously run-down areas that have turned around.Saturday’s festival provided a hint that the same kind of revival is possible on Fourth Plain, he said.“The eating thing brings them here and serves as a basis for everything,” he said. “We decided, let’s create a reason for people to stop and see for themselves.”last_img read more

Wells Fargo to lay off 68 local workers

first_imgSixty-eight employees of Vancouver’s Wells Fargo call center were told on Tuesday that they will be laid off this month.A reduced need for debt collectors was the reason, said Tom Unger, a Portland-based Wells Fargo spokesman. Unger said debt collections have dwindled since June, when the San Francisco-based bank closed Wells Fargo Financial, its unprofitable credit card division. Collection services have also slowed as consumers have increasingly worked to pay off debt. That trend has triggered job losses across the country, including a January layoff of 1,900 American Express employees from a North Carolina call center. This month, another 163 employees were laid off at a collection center operated by West Asset Management in Wausaw, Wis. “All sorts of employment is created by debt, and if debt goes down, it will affect those jobs,” Unger said.Now that Wells Fargo has closed its credit card division, Unger said he could not speculate on the outlook for the remaining 332 employees of the Vancouver call center, which opened in 2003 at 521 S.E. Chkalov Drive. Severance packages will be offered to employees being laid off from the center, which operates from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

Insitu chief seeks places to land

first_imgBINGEN — As Insitu Inc.’s new CEO searches for a place to live, he is also in charge of looking for a home for the fledgling Boeing Co. subsidiary and maker of unmanned aircraft. It’s likely that both the company base and its leader’s private residence will be located somewhere within the Columbia River Gorge, Steve Morrow, Insitu’s president and chief executive officer, said Wednesday during his first press conference at the company’s Bingen headquarters. Morrow was hired in late April to replace Insitu’s former executive Steve Silwa, who retired April 1. In October, Insitu announced it was seeking a 20- to 25-acre campus in the Gorge area to consolidate most of its other sites and serve as company headquarters. Morrow said Insitu is looking at 30 potential sites, including a 20-acre parcel at the Port of Klickitat, where the company already has some operations. The company hasn’t secured a site but it is still moving forward with efforts to consolidate, going from 27 buildings to 22 buildings in Bingen, he said.Today, the unmanned aircraft maker employs 800 people in Bingen, White Salmon, Stevenson, Vancouver, and Oregon’s Hood River and The Dalles, all towns Morrow and his wife Connie visited during their recent house hunt, he said.last_img read more

La Center council prepares to vote on annexation as far as I5

first_imgThe La Center City Council will vote next month on expanding its city limits to include more than 470 acres of residential and commercial land that would connect the town to the Interstate 5 junction, officials said.The city received the green light for the vote last week from the Clark County Assessor’s Office, which determined La Center had signatures from owners of 60 percent of the annexed property’s $22.8 million value, Assessor Peter Van Nortwick said.The annexation proposal is important, La Center officials said, because it opens up commercial opportunities along I-5 that could make the city of 2,800 less dependent on tax revenues from card rooms.The council will vote on an ordinance to approve annexing 471.38 acres into the city limits during its Sept. 14 meeting at 214 E. Fourth St. The meeting will also have a public hearing portion where residents can voice their opinions.“We’ve been trying for seven years to get out to the junction, and we finally made it,” La Center Mayor Jim Irish said. “It gives the city of La Center its first industrial lands and access to the freeway.”last_img read more

UPDATE National money flowing into Wash governors race

first_imgOLYMPIA — National money is now flowing into Washington’s race for governor, with Democratic officials committing $1.25 million and Republicans reserving ad time for the November election.GOP hopeful Rob McKenna, meanwhile, is going to television with his first ad of the season.Campaign finance reports filed this week show the Democratic Governors Association made a $1 million donation to a Washington political group this month. The Our Washington political action committee has also raised large chunks of money from unions, bringing its total to $2.3 million.Our Washington has already reserved some $2 million in ad time for the November election and plans to use that time to support Democratic candidate Jay Inslee and question Mc-Kenna’s policies.The Republican Governors Association has also reserved air time closer to the election, with Democrats who track ads estimating that the total purchase is about $1.9 million. Inslee first went on the air in recent weeks with a campaign ad that he used to discuss his background and introduce himself to voters.last_img read more

Driver wounds border agent at USCanada crossing

first_imgBLAINE (AP) — Canadian border guard Lori Bowcock, shot in the neck in her booth at the Peace Arch Crossing, had worked as a civilian dispatcher at police headquarters in London, Ontario, until last spring, police said.Bowcock, who is in stable condition, was wounded Tuesday by a man entering Canada in a van with Washington license plates who then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Bert Paquet.British Columbia’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is treating the case as an attempted murder.The border crossing about 100 miles north of Seattle has been closed since the shooting 2 p.m. Tuesday, and the estimated reopening is 4 p.m. today, according to the website for the British Columbia travel information agency DriveBC. Drivers have been diverted to other crossings.The gunman has not been identified, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and reviewing video.The Peace Arch crossing in Blaine is the third-busiest port of entry on the northern border. Last month, it averaged 9,000 U.S.-bound cars a day, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The crossing features a park with a 67-foot-high monument in the form of an arch that connects the U.S. and Canada.Canadian Brian White told reporters at the scene he was waiting to cross northward when he heard a shot. Guards immediately responded and officials questioned everyone waiting to cross, he said.last_img read more