Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed they are in talks with Arsenal over signing their goalkeeper David OspinaThe Colombia international is expected to leave the Emirates before the end of the month with Bernd Leno’s arrival from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this summer having seen Ospina fall further down the pecking order at Arsenal.And Napoli have publicly confirmed their interest in signing Ospina as a replacement for their injured goalkeeper Alex Meret, who broke his arm shortly after arriving from Udinese this summer, along with three other choices.Merson 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.De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli (via Sky Sports): “There are four in contention: Ochoa, Mignolet, Ospina and Tatarusanu. It is true that Ospina could arrive, we are negotiating, there are still some differences on the requests.”Over the past three seasons at Arsenal, Ospina has only made 11 Premier League appearances with the majority of playing time coming in cup games.But, with the Italian transfer window closing this Friday, Napoli will have to act fast to secure themselves another goalkeeper.
Celtic’s Kieran Tierney insists he is in no hurry to leave the club and reaffirmed his commitment to the club after missing out on a move to the Premier League this summer.The defender was a subject of interest from Everton and a host of other clubs but none of the clubs were willing to accept Celtic’s £25million valuation of the player.He admitted he has no regrets over missing out on a life-changing £70,000 a week salary at Goodison and said: “I know, and my family know, that since day one we have been committed to Celtic.” According to Daily Mail.“That’s 100 per cent. In football, you never what might happen next but I have never been anything else than focused at Celtic. It’s always been Celtic for me.”“I’ll never be in a hurry to leave this club. No matter what the situation is. But I can’t predict what will happen in the future.”“There was obviously a lot of talk at the start of the transfer window during pre-season, more than before, but for me it’s just about switching off and focusing on Celtic.”Arsenal suffer huge blow as Lacazette is ruled out until October Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Arsenal announced that striker Alexandre Lacazette has suffered an ankle injury and will be sidelined until October.“When I got away from training, I would focus on day-to-day life and try not to think about anything else and get distracted.”Admitting he came under pressure from Celtic fans who were worried he would leave for huge money, Tierney said: “I wasn’t on Twitter for a couple of days. I was getting a bit of abuse but that happens.”“I’m still here, playing for this great club, giving everything every day at training.”“At the start of pre-season, people were coming up and asking me what was going to happen. It has died down.”‘I’ll tell them the truth. I’m 100-per-cent committed to Celtic. That’s how it stands.’ Tierney earned a hefty pay rise when he put pen to paper on a new six-year Celtic contract last season.”
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims that Jose Mourinho is the manager his successor Florentino Perez wants to replace Julen LopeteguiPerez fired Lopetegui on Monday following a poor start to the season, which leaves Real ninth in La Liga following Sunday’s 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.Real Madrid Castilla coach Santiago Hernan Solari will take charge of the senior team on an interim basis.Antonio Conte, whose previously managed Chelsea and Juventus, is the favourite to become the new permanent Real manager.However, with just two weeks to decide on a replacement, Calderon claims that a successor for Lopetegui has already been decided in Mourinho.The Spaniard, who was Real president between 2006 to 2009, added that Perez and Mourinho have been in contact over a possible return over the last few years.In an interview with TalkSport, Calderon admits Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino would be a good fit but added that Mourinho is the clear number one target.“For sure, he’s proving that at Tottenham, but he has a contract in force at Tottenham and I think he’s willing to stay there,” said Calderon.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“He is one of those coaches any big team would like to have on their side.“[But] I’m sure the president is thinking of Mourinho, he is always the coach he would like to have at Real, but he’s with Man United now.“Mourinho is the only coach Perez has respected up to now. He gave him all the power for the first time in his life, which was very unusual.“It’s true that he’s been in touch with Jose in the last few years trying to bring him here again, but being with Man United I think now it’s not possible.“If he leaves Manchester United I’m sure he’ll be here again.”Mourinho coached Real between 2010 to 2013 and won 128 of his 178 games in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Manchester United boss also won La Liga in the 2011/12 campaign along with a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de España.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLondon, July 23rd 2015 – Industry insiders, consumers and stakeholders from across Europe are being urged to cast their ballots ahead of the deadline for votes at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015.The ceremony will take place at Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy, on September 5th, with voting scheduled to close on July 26th.Ahead of the Europe Gala Ceremony 2015 World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “Preparations for the next stop on our annual Grand Tour are well underway and we are looking forward to our time in Sardinia with Forte Village later this year.“With just days to go until voting for the Gala Ceremony closes, now is the time to make your voice heard.“Recognition by the World Travel Awards is rightly seen as the highest accolade in the industry, and your vote can really make a difference.“Register for your chance to vote now.”A full list of nominees can be seen here, while interested parties are urged to head over to the official World Travel Awards website and register to vote here.World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media. Premier Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, Dr. The Honourable Rufus W. Ewing Addresses The Foreign Affairs Committee On Governance In London Related Items:Forte Village, Italy, london, Sardinia, world travel awards, World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015 Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items:6 new associates at Callenders 0& Co. Counsel & Attorneys, Adrian Gibson. Crispin S. Hall. and Pearline Y. Ingraham joins the Freeport firm of Callenders, Syneisha Bootle. Garth Philippe and Marissa Pyfrom has joined the Nassau offices of Callenders & Co. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCallenders & Co. Counsel & Attorneys announced today six new associates have joined the firm with offices in the heart of Nassau, western New Providence and Freeport. “Callenders, the country’s oldest legal practice, was founded in 1903 and celebrated continuous service to local and international clients for more than 100 years over a decade ago. During all that time and for the next decade and more, there was a member of the Callender family at the helm. Sadly, Mr. Colin Callender passed away in December, for the first time leaving Callenders without a member of the founding family in either Freeport or Nassau. Although Mr. Callender’s death was untimely, he and the firm’s partners had been seriously recruiting the brightest and best new talent, an exercise that resulted in identifying a number of well-educated, high energy, thoughtful and diligent younger legal minds,” said Chad Roberts, Managing Partner, Nassau. “We are now pleased to announce that six associates have proved themselves and have been named to the firm, each bringing a singular strength in a current area of demand among our client base.”Attorneys Adrian Gibson, Crispin S. Hall and Pearline Y. Ingraham joined the Freeport firm headed by Fred Smith, QC, though Gibson works out of the Nassau office. Syneisha Bootle, Garth Philippe and Marissa Pyfrom have joined the Nassau office. According to Mr. Roberts, it was the first time in the history of the firm that nearly every new associate had received at least part of his or her pre-law or legal education in The Bahamas, either at The College of The Bahamas or at the Eugene Dupuch Law School or a combination of the two.In Nassau, Syneisha Bootle who spent six summers interning at Callenders, returned with degrees from Keele University, (LLB), Staffordshire and Northumbria, both in the U.K. She holds a Masters in Marine Insurance, and is an Accredited Mediator at a time when The Bahamas is moving toward becoming a neutral centre for mediation worldwide. Marissa Pyfrom specializes in Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate and quickly earned a reputation for accomplishment after resolving a contentious probate matter in months that had been pending for years, bringing together parties who had previously refused to negotiate or cooperate. Rounding out the new Nassau offices associates is multilingual Garth Philippe, who studied law in Spain, France and The Bahamas and is a former advisor to the United Nations, is a member of the New York Bar and the Bahamas Bar. He holds a graduate level Diplome de Relations Internationales in Public International Law, worked with a tri-state (New York) private lending firm and has negotiated numerous contracts with Chinese companies based in Hong Kong and mainland China. Philippe speaks fluent French and Spanish and is conversant in Mandarin and Dutch.Adrian Gibson, assigned to the Nassau office, has been dubbed the firm’s youngest Renaissance man – lawyer, educator, journalist and mass communications specialist. Gibson pens the popular Tribune column, A Young Man’s View, spent 10 years teaching in government schools and his alma mater, College of The Bahamas, before earning his law degree, maintains a schedule of symposium and presentation speaking engagements and appearances and has been called on in a number of high profile legal matters in civil and commercial litigation including judicial reviews. Crispin S. Hall was selected to represent The Bahamas twice at mooting competitions and though trained in corporate law, maritime and civil litigation while serving in the Nassau office, he elected to take a post in Freeport to follow his passions – environmental law, human rights, employment, immigration and judicial reviews as well as contract litigation. Like Hall, Pearline Ingraham was drawn to the Grand Bahama office of Callenders for its strong stance in human rights, civil litigation and the firm’s overall strength in insolvencies. She has been a member of the Bar of England and Wales and the Bahamas Bar for more than a decade and continues to practice civil litigation, commercial law, conveyancing and real property and condominium disputes.“As the laws of The Bahamas continue to evolve, so must the country’s legal firms and this exhaustive exercise on the part of Callenders & Co. in Grand Bahama and in Nassau is an indication that despite our awards and recognition, no firm can stand on yesterday’s laurels,” said Fred Smith, QC, Senior Partner, Callenders, Grand Bahama office. “I am particularly pleased to know that some of the most capable young lawyers want to join Callenders because of our commitment, especially in Grand Bahama, to fighting for human rights and environmental protection and preservation.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are continuing investigations into a number of reports and following intense police pressure and presence in numerous areas of Providenciales, a number of persons have been arrested on suspicion of offences.A 22-year-old male of Providenciales was arrested on suspicion of Robbery and Kidnapping in connection with a report made on Tuesday 18th July 2017.A 23-year-old female of Grand Turk is arrested for theft in connection with a report made earlier this month.A 29-year-old male of Grand Turk is was arrested on suspicion of wounding in connection with a report made yesterday (Monday 31st July 2017).Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 7, 2017 – Nassau – During his Contribution in The House of Assembly on the Speech from The Throne, on October 4, 2017, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, murder rates in the Caribbean are higher than in any other region of the world.“The CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Regional Task Force on Crime and Security recently commissioned a report on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Caribbean,” Minister Dames said. “The Report noted that a major factor contributing to the surge of guns-related criminality in the region is the trafficking of narcotics, which has facilitated the availability of firearms.”With that regional context in mind, Minister Dames said, stakeholders know that law enforcement partnerships, intelligence, drug interdiction and gun control must be the focus over the next five years.He pointed out that, as delineated in the speech from the throne, the government is focused on making the nation safer through a number of strategic priorities, including the following: a Zero Tolerance approach to crime; the establishment of a Guns and Gangs Unit; the establishment of a DNA Lab; the detection of financial, commercial and cyber-crimes; and enhanced training across Law Enforcement Agencies.Minister Dames added that other priorities include strengthening partnerships in regional, hemispheric and international organizations; the creation of Neighborhood Safety Programs; engaging members of The Bahamas’ religious and civic communities; increasing youth employability through the Citizen Security Project; anti-corruption legislation; establishing a National Intelligence Agency; and the creation of a Parole and Probation System.He noted that the speech from the throne also articulated a number of ways in which the Government seeks to modernize the Parliamentary and elections processes of The Bahamas including the establishment of an Independent Electoral Commission and Boundaries Commission, the introduction of term limits for Prime Ministers, and the introduction of a recall system for non-performing Members of Parliament.“We are determined to deliver on these commitments; a promise we made to the Bahamian people prior to the May 10, 2017 General Elections,” Minister Dames said.When speaking of the Zero Tolerance Approach, Minister Dames said that, since May 2017, the police had executed the new zero-tolerance approach with precision through aggressive anti-crime operations throughout the capital with a focus on crime hot-spots, prolific offenders, persons with firearms, gang members, persons in violation of their bail, drug peddlers, shutting down drug houses and persons in violation of the nation’s traffic laws.“This new strategy is reaping positive results,” he stated. “Between May and September 2017, the police have arrested over 269 persons for an array of serious offences ranging from murder to robbery. They have seized over 125 illegal firearms, and 5,316 rounds of ammunition. In addition 9,381 fixed penalties (traffic tickets) were issued to drivers in violation of our traffic laws.“The police have also ‘ramped up’ their drug interdiction efforts by executing over 140 anti-drug operations since May of this year. During this time period, over 10,332.15 pounds of marijuana and 1,428.87 pounds of cocaine have been seized.”Drug Enforcement Officers, he added, had executed over 120 search warrants on suspected drug houses and have also searched over 1,186 persons. A total of 627 persons had been arrested for drug-related offenses, 528 of whom were subsequently charged and placed before the courts, Minister Dames noted.“This clamp-down has resulted in many well-known drug houses, which were operating for far too long in our communities, to be finally shut down,” he said. “Despite these successes, there remains much work to be done.”By: Eric Rose (BIS)Photo caption: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames speaks in the House of Assembly, on October 4, 2017.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items:
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik believes it’s essential that they start making up ground on Serie A leaders JuventusCarlo Ancelotti’s side are second in the league table with 28 points and nine wins from 12 games this season.Things have also been going well in Europe with Napoli top of Group C with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain trailing behind.However, Juventus are already six points ahead in the Serie A after having only dropped points on one occasion this term at home to Genoa.The Bianconeri snatched the Serie A title from Napoli’s grasp last season and are looking good for an eighth straight crown this time around.And Hamsik admits they must start closing the gap after the international break on Juventus, whilst confirming their last-16 spot in the Champions League.“We had a start with difficult matches, in the Champions League too,” Hamsik told sport.aktuality.sk.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“We’re in a good place, even if Juventus are already a bit ahead. After the international break we’ll try to get to the Champions League Last 16, and reduce the gap to Juventus.”Hamsik is yet to either score a goal or add an assist in his 12 appearances for Napoli this season.“On a personal level I haven’t had a perfect start, but I’ve improved a lot in the new role,” admitted Hamsik.“The coach [Carlo Ancelotti] noticed that things weren’t going exactly as they should and slightly tweaked the system.“I think Napoli are once again showing the strength we had, getting good results and performances.”Napoli will face Chievo Verona at home in a Serie A game on November 25 after the international break.
Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke says he trusts Jurgen Klopp and he is happy to wait and fight for his chance at the club.Despite getting little playing time this season under Kloop, Solanke reveals he trusts that the German boss knows what’s he doing.“Jurgen is a great manager and he knows what he is doing, especially when he is bringing people through,” Solanke said in an interview published in goal.com.“You can see what he has done with Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Joe (Gomez) at the moment and how far they have gone. They have been two vital players for us this season.“I have known them for a few years now so I have seen them breakthrough and he definitely helped them.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“All the team are good (providing support and advice), really. Everyone has helped me. From the moment I got to Liverpool, they all made me feel welcome and I settled in quite quickly.“Whenever they see someone they can give a hand to, they always will.“It is always nice when you come away and get minutes, especially for your country. Of course, everyone wants to play for their clubs and when you have been away, you have got to go back and fight.“But these little breaks are always good, especially if you are getting minutes.”
Posted: January 12, 2018 January 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 19-year-old man hospitalized after falling off Ocean Beach pier KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 19-year-old man was rescued and hospitalized after he fell off the Ocean Beach pier overnight and lost consciousness in the cold ocean water, but his condition Friday was not known, authorities said.San Diego lifeguards were notified of the accident about 10:20 p.m. Thursday and were told the teen fell into the water from near the Ocean Beach Pier Cafe, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.“Lifeguards responded and found the man face down in the water south of the cafe,” Munoz said. “He was rescued and CPR was performed in the rescue boat.”Lifeguards took the unconscious man to Lifeguard Headquarters in Mission Bay where an awaiting ambulance took him to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, Munoz said. His condition was not immediately available this morning.Media at the scene reported the teen was not breathing when lifeguards pulled him onto the rescue boat. But he had apparently been successfully resuscitated by the time he was transferred to the ambulance.The man was reportedly sitting on the railing of the pier with a group of friends and his brother when he fell. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Lauren Phinney San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrates 147 years Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 6, 2018 It was the 147th anniversary Tuesday of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.Business, community and elected leaders gathered for the celebration at the Marriott Marquis and Marina downtown.The event celebrated the accomplishments achieved over the past year while bringing attention to this year’s priorities.KUSI’s Lauren Phinney was LIVE with more. Lauren Phinney, February 6, 2018
KUSI Newsroom, Cleanup of Pacific Beach hoarder house ordered by court KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 17, 2018 March 17, 2018 FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: City Attorney Mara Elliott, cleanup, hoarder, hoarding, mount soledad, pacific beach The City Attorney’s Office has obtained a court order to begin the clean-up and rehabilitation of a house in the Pacific Beach/Mount Soledad area that “has plagued neighbors with foul odors, trash, and rodents.”In a press release, officials said problems with the property began after the homeowner died in 2012, and one of her sons and various acquaintances moved into her four-bedroom home. An accumulation of junk and debris overflowed from the house and into the driveway and yards, and piles of furniture and trash inside the house created safety hazards.According to the press release, the bathroom sinks drained into buckets, and water leaks created mold throughout the structure. Neighbors also trapped several rats. County Child Protective Services was notified on several occasions that infants or young children were living in unsafe conditions.The City initially sought voluntary compliance from the property owner, but the conditions continued despite more than a dozen warning letters.“This kind of conduct threatens the health and safety of our communities and destroys our quality of life,” City Attorney Mara Elliott said in a statement. “By intervening, we bring relief and peace of mind to affected neighbors, and help for hoarders who often have underlying issues that need to be addressed.”
KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:13 AM Celebrating the life of Reverend Rickey Laster SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention Executive Director Reverend Rickey Laster passed away Tuesday. Reverend Laster had an impactful life on the San Diego community and he will be missed by many. He spent his life helping people all over, especially here in San Diego.In this video from 2015, the Reverend spoke about his first job in San Diego and what it meant to him.Rest in Peace Reverend Rickey Laster. Posted: May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018
Dave Scott Dave Scott, 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) – The numbers are in for one of the biggest jackpots in MEGA MILLIONS’ history. The winning numbers are: 28, 70, 5, 62 and 65 and the Mega Ball is 5. There are no reported winners, but according to California Lottery, a ticket from San Diego matched 5/6 numbers. KUSI confirmed with a CA Lottery representative, the partial winning ticket was sold at a Del Cerro Chevron gas station at 6301 Del Cerro Blvd. Updated: 9:19 PM Posted: October 23, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 23, 2018 No #MegaMillions jackpot winners in California, but 8 tickets sold in San Luis Obispo, Stockton, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Chatsworth, Arcadia, Norwalk and San Francisco matched 5 of 6 numbers to win a still undetermined amount of prize money.— California Lottery (@calottery) October 24, 2018KUSI’s Dave Scott was at Murphy Canyon Liquor, where he talked with people before the drawing. MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers are in
San Diego County Regional Airport authority announces funding pact with airlines for transit projects Posted: July 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, July 2, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced a 10-year agreement with its airline partners Tuesday to improve transportation access to San Diego International Airport and potentially pave the way for a Metropolitan Transit System trolley route to the airport.The investment pact, totaling more than a half-billion dollars, could eventually fund multiple infrastructure projects to increase transit connections between the city of San Diego and the airport. The agreement includes funding from both the Airport Authority and its associated airlines that serve the San Diego International Airport.The projects, which are not yet approved, could include a multi-modal access road between the city and the airport, which would reduce traffic on Harbor Drive by roughly 45,000 vehicles each day. Harbor Drive is currently the main connection between the city and the airport.The Airport Authority continues to work with the city, MTS, San Diego Association of Governments, Port of San Diego, Caltrans and the North County Transit District to draft potential transit connections. According to the Airport Authority, the reduced congestion on Harbor Drive could allow for the addition of MTS Rapid bus and trolley lines along the street.“This agreement ensures that the Airport Authority will have the means to effectively partner with other regional agencies to improve access to the airport through transportation and transit projects,” said Airport Authority Board Chair April Boling.The agreement includes $350 million to on- and off-airport transit projects that will be completed collaboratively with the Airport Authority’s partner agencies and $165 million for the planned multi-modal corridor. The agreement does not include additional funding for transportation projects from local agencies like SANDAG.According to Boling, the agreement could also support projects in the Airport Development Plan like shuttle service from the Old Town Transit Center, a walking and biking path along Harbor Drive and new amenities at Terminal 1 such as bus shelters and information kiosks. All off-airport projects will require approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.“The airport and the airlines provide significant economic impact for the region and this is just the latest example of that commitment,” said Airport Authority President and CEO Kim Becker. “I sincerely appreciate the airlines’ willingness to participate in this agreement and pre-approve a significant investment in transportation and transit infrastructure.” KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
At least one local candidate in Washington’s U.S. Senate race was considering whether to continue Monday after the Associated Press reported that Republican Dino Rossi will enter the race as early as Wednesday.Republican Craig Williams, a Vancouver Realtor and energy trader, said he would be talking to his campaign staff over the next few days. He admitted frustration at reports that Rossi will jump into the contest to challenge U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Nearly a dozen Republicans have announced their intent to run in the top two primary, and most are actively campaigning.“The reason I got into the race was to provide opposition to Sen. Murray when there wasn’t any,” Williams said. “I spent five months searching for a candidate to support and nobody was willing to run at that point. It’s unfortunate that Mr. Rossi has waited this long to get into the race.”Williams said he does not know Rossi’s positions on national issues, but fears that the state GOP is about to repeat history by backing the former state senator and two-time candidate for governor.“Having reviewed the last three elections, we have thrown three strong candidates at Murray: Rod Chandler, Linda Smith and George Nethercutt,” Williams said. “We are 0 for 3 with that formula of finding someone with name recognition and money. We are doing the same thing now.”
For incoming Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart, putting out fires his department will face in the future will require more than hoses, hydrants and adequate water pressure. It will require vision, adaptability and partnerships built on trust, government and fire officials said.With this is mind, one of Swinhart’s first meetings this week included his Washougal counterpart, Ron Schumacher, with whom he must work closely as their two departments undergo a trial merger the next six months. The consolidation potentially could reduce a massive EMS shortfall that affects ambulance service in Camas, Washougal and nearby unincorporated areas.Swinhart formerly served as fire chief in Watertown, S.D., before returning to his home state to take over the Camas Fire Department. He started as a firefighter in 1990 and is a licensed paramedic.Swinhart replaced acting Camas Fire Chief Monte Brachmann on Tuesday. Camas had been without a full-time fire chief since city officials fired longtime chief Leo Leon in January.Camas City Administrator Lloyd Halverson described Swinhart as “high energy” and a “real achiever.” Swinhart, a married father of one daughter, is an avid mountain climber who has been on expeditions to Africa, Europe, South America and Antarctica.
A 75-year-old man reported missing Tuesday was found safe and returned to his family, officials said.Frederick Luepke left his east Vancouver home around 9 p.m. Tuesday in a gray 1988 Ford Ranger pickup, according to a sheriff’s office bulletin.Luepke has a mental illness and the sheriff’s office said he may have been disoriented. Frederick Luepke
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — There was a shootout in Eugene between an intoxicated man firing a paintball gun and police firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds.Police won. Officers took the 49-year-old man into custody Sunday evening after about 30 minutes.The Register-Guard reports the man fired more than 50 paintball rounds from his porch and front door and hit two officers. They had responded after his yelling and threats had alarmed neighbors.Lt. Bill Solesbee says the man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation. He faces charges of assaulting an officer, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.