Benzema I know I need to score more goals

first_imgReal Madrid forward Karim Benzema is aware that more goals are needed from him after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Viktoria PlzenThe Frenchman found the net for the first time in eight games across all competitions as Real secured a much-needed win in the Champions League.The result helped slightly ease the pressure on under-fire coach Julen Lopetegui, who has been reassured that he will be in charge for Sunday’s El Clasico against Barcelona.While defending Lopetegui, Benzema also acknowledged that he needs to score more goals to help his coach and the team.“We’re pleased to have won after our recent results. We’re feeling confident because it wasn’t an easy game and we now have to get ready for the next one, which comes around fast,” Benzema told reporters on the club website.“People always want more from us and we’re here to give our all, by scoring goals and creating chances. The important thing tonight was to get the win. The solution to our problems was to win, so that we could take confidence from it”.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We support the coach and are behind him. It’s not always just down to the manager, but the players too, we need to do more on the pitch.“The coach is brilliant and we will keep plugging away to get the results as a team. I know I need to score more goals.“I have that in my head, it’s my motivation, and I’m going to work hard for it. When we are on the pitch we give it our all but sometimes we are unlucky and the ball doesn’t go in”.Marcelo was the other goalscorer as Real took the top spot of Group G with six points.Benzema has scored six goals in 13 appearances for Los Galacticos this season and he became club’s eighth-highest appearance-maker with 88 games in the Champions League on Tuesday.Below is the list of the seven players that lie ahead of Benzema:Marcelo (91).Guti (99)Cristiano Ronaldo (101)Roberto Carlos (109)Sergio Ramos (116)Raúl (132)Iker Casillas (152)last_img read more

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Joao Mario reveals proper preparation was the key

first_imgJoao Mario thanked Inter Milan fans for their support and revealed his surprise start against Lazio was a product of hard work and maturity.Mario last featured for Inter in a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina on January 5. And the former Hammers trainee had to settle for the bench but was surprisingly picked in the starting XI for the 3-0 victory over Lazio.“I prepared well and am trying to train to the max every day in order to earn this opportunity,” the 25-year-old said on Football Italia.“The most important thing is to be ready. It was my turn in this game and I am very happy.”Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…It’s a far cry from the player signed for €40m from Sporting CP in 2016 and who declared only a few months ago that he didn’t like Italian football.“I have grown up a great deal. It is in moments of difficulty that you really grow up as a person and I’ve been through a lot of those. I try to do better, become another person and another player.“I said that I wanted to transform the jeers of the fans into applause. I am happy the supporters gave me this gift of applause as I left the field and I thank them.“Now it’ll be important for me to be ready at all times, so I’ll keep working hard.”last_img read more

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Jose laments about injuryprone United

first_imgJose Mourinho moaned about Manchester United’s lack of physicality and blamed most of the injury-prone players.The Red Devils were annihilated by leaders Liverpool in a 3-1 defeat at Anfield meaning they are 19 points behind their arch-rivals and 11 points off the top four after just 17 games.Speaking in his post-match press conference, United manager Mourinho was brutally honest about which qualities his side are lacking, and used Liverpool’s physicality and energy as an example of what to aim for.26 – Manchester United have picked up 26 points after their first 17 Premier League games; their worst points haul in the top-flight at this stage since 1990-91 (also 26 points). Dip. pic.twitter.com/FI2avHKq1D— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2018harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“First of all, we have lots of problems related to physicality,” the United boss told Sky. “We have lots of players that I could consider ‘injury-prone’, because some of our players are always injured. And it’s not with me, it was before me.“If you look to the stats with Mr.Van Gaal, and before him with David [Moyes], that period there were players that were permanently injured. When you are permanently injured, physicality is difficult to get. Then there are qualities that a player has, and doesn’t have, you cannot improve and cannot make them have.“I give you an example; Robertson, Mane, Salah, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, they are physical players. On top of that, they are good players technically.“I also have lots of good players technically, but we don’t have lots of players with that intensity, with that physicality. So when the game has high levels of intensity, it is difficult for us.”last_img read more

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Pellegrini confident Carroll can rediscover best form for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini urged Andy Carroll to remain patient with his recovery and added that he’s certain the Englishman will rediscover his best formCarroll’s six and half year spell at West Ham has been blighted by recurring injury problems, which have restricted him to just 136 appearances in total.However, the former Liverpool striker scored his first goal since April in West Ham’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham on Saturday after returning from an ankle injury.This would have come as a welcome boost for Carrol, who was told last month by Pellegrini that he will have to prove to the club why they should hand him a new contract.“We are very happy with how Andy played,” Pellegrini told the club website.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…“If you review his game, he scored, his play was good and he missed another chance to score, he cleared two or three aerial duels in our box, so in the way he plays, he will return to be the player we know he can be.“I never had any doubt Andy Carroll wants to stay here. He is happy here, he wants to play for the club, he is happy in London and he doesn’t want to go anywhere.“He wants to play like every player but he must be patient. When you come back from a long injury and you are not competing weekly, you have to be careful not to get another injury.“That’s why we are giving him some amount of minutes every game. I think if he recovers his shape and continues working every day of the week without any injuries there are not too many players with his quality.”The Hammers will next face Arsenal in a Premier League game this Saturday at their London Stadium.last_img read more

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Higginbotham Man City did not disrespect Burton after 90 win

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham is certain that Manchester City didn’t disrespect Burton in their Carabao Cup semi-final winPep Guardiola’s side handed Burton a thrashing at the Etihad Stadium with Gabriel Jesus scoring a career-best four goals in a game.Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez all got their names on the scoresheet themselves to hand City a 9-0 aggregate lead.Despite being 4-0 up at half-time, Higginbotham praised City for keeping up the tempo as they added another five goals before the final whistle.“I’ve been on the wrong end of some severe scorelines and it’s horrible,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“But what’s worse is if you get a team that get to four or five and then stop. It’s unprofessional.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Burton knew what was about to happen to them. If City had got to three or four and then showboated, people would have complained about that.“You’re bringing confidence to players within that team as well. (Gabriel) Jesus comes into the team and scores four goals, (Kevin) De Bruyne’s just coming back from injury, (Phil) Foden comes on again.“I don’t see it as unprofessional. It would have been disrespectful for City to go about it any other way.“What it does now is it means Pep can rest all his players in the second leg. It’s fantastic from Manchester City and I love the way they’ve gone about it and their attitude.”The return leg between Burton and City will take place on January 23.last_img read more

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Juventus star Emre Can compares the Serie A Premier League

first_imgGerman midfielder Emre Can has given his verdict on the differences between teams in the Serie A and Premier League.Emre spent four years at Liverpool, where he managed 14 goals and 12 assists in 167 appearances, before leaving for Juventus on a free transfer last summer.The 25-year-old has since gone on to feature regularly at Juventus this season and he’s now disclosed that the main difference between teams in Italy and England lies in their tactical approach.“I think here in Italy the teams are better tactically, [but] I think the football in England is maybe quicker but here it is sometimes very difficult to score a goal,” Emre told Sky.“It was not always easy for me my first few months here in Italy because I had a few problems and then the surgery, now I feel better really because I play a few games.“I need to get used to the football here in Italy. I feel in good shape and ready to go.”The Germany international took the opportunity to praise team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for the impact he’s made both on and off the field at Juventus.Emre also hopes to win the Champions League alongside the Portuguese star after coming so close at Liverpool last season, where they lost 3-1 to Ronaldo’s Real Madrid at Kiev in the final.“Every footballer wants to play with Cristiano, he’s a big, big player and off the pitch he’s a great guy,” said Emre.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“You can always talk to him, you can learn from him a lot and I think he gives a push to the team.”He added: “Last year, I lost the final but this year I want to win it, with him together of course.“I heard a lot of times this year when we played, they [fans] want to win the Champions League. I think the fans are really looking forward for it and really want to win it.“Of course everybody say you will win the Serie A but it’s very difficult and the last seven years Juventus won it, this year the eighth time and it’s not always easy, we have to train every day hard.”Emre, who has made 21 appearances for Juventus this season, will hope to help get the club back to winning ways at Sassuolo on Sunday in the Serie A.Massimiliano Allegri’s side are looking to bounce back following a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta in the Coppa Italia and a 3-3 draw against Parma last weekend.A busy 2 weeks ahead with 4 games! Hard work and preparation is 🔑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#EC23 #iCan #WeCan #FinoAllaFine pic.twitter.com/iz9ANG0Qhv— Emre Can (@emrecan_) February 5, 2019last_img read more

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Some San Diego public facilities closed for Presidents Day

first_img 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 SettingsIt’s Presidents Day, which means there are some closures. Government offices, public buildings in Balboa Park, libraries, and city pools will be closed.Public golf courses, recreational areas, and skate parks will remain open.There will be no service on the vintage trolley downtown loop. MTS will operate on the Saturday while the Sorrento Valley and North County Coasters will offer regular service. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 19, 2018 Some San Diego public facilities closed for Presidents Daylast_img read more

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Imperial Beach takes steps toward recreational pot shops

first_img Posted: February 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) — Pot has been legal in California for about two months now, and Imperial Beach is finally taking steps toward opening a pot shop.One pot shop only.“We were the highest percentage voting in favor of legalized pot in San Diego County, so we’re moving ahead to legalize marijuana,” said Mayor Serge Dedina of Imperial Beach. “It was very clear our 62-percent voted in favor, so it’s time to decriminalize and offer safe access.”Instead of going big, Imperial Beach is intentionally going small.“We want to make sure we do it right, We start with one and see what happens,” Dedina said. “It’s also going to be very nice, no broken down buildings. It has to be LEED certified and have charging stations for electric cars.”It’s going to be a while. Public comment will happen for 45-days. The one and only store could take more than six months to open.“We’ve had bigger issues to worry about here in Imperial Beach,” the Mayor said. “I’m working to make Imperial Beach the best little beach town on the planet.” Imperial Beach takes steps toward recreational pot shops Updated: 10:46 PMcenter_img Dan Plante February 22, 2018 Dan Plante, last_img read more

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University of California decides against raising instate tuition

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — In-state University of California students got a financial reprieve Thursday, with the system opting to forego a vote on a proposed tuition hike in favor of pushing the state for more funding.“Raising tuition is always a last resort and one we take very seriously,” UC President Janet Napolitano said. “We will continue to advocate with our students, who are doing a tremendous job of educating legislators about the necessity of adequately funding the university to ensure UC remains a world-class institution and engine of economic growth for our state.”The Board of Regents had been expected to consider a 2.7 percent boost in base tuition. While that vote will no longer happen, the regents could revisit the issue “depending on the outcome of budget negotiations in Sacramento.”UC officials said they will look to secure an additional $140 million in state funding above what was already proposed for the coming year in the governor’s budget proposal.The announcement echoed a decision announced last week by California State University Chancellor Timothy White, who said the CSU would also focus on lobbying the state for additional funds rather than pursuing a tuition hike.“In light of California’s strong economy, California’s students and their families should not be saddled with additional financial burden to attain public higher education,” White said. “We will continue to make the case to lawmakers, who represent all Californians, that an educated citizenry should be at the top of the state’s highest priorities.”In January, the UC Board of Regents approved a 3.5 percent increase in non-resident supplemental tuition, taking it from $28,014 in 2017-18 to $28,992 for 2018-19, a $978 increase. Board members said at the time that the increase could be eliminated if adequate state funding is secured. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 26, 2018 University of California decides against raising in-state tuitionlast_img read more

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DMV to open on Saturdays in response to excessive wait times

first_img 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 SettingsPOWAY (KUSI) – After several weeks of long wait times at several San Diego DMV locations, lines are still long and wait times are still averaging 4-5 hours.Ginger Jeffries was live at the Poway DMV to check out the lines and see what the DMV is doing to improve wait times.Related: Bad to worse: Poway DMV experiencing 5 hour wait timesIf you are like many others and can’t take off work to stand in what seems to be an endless line, then this weekend’s your chance. Several offices around San Diego will be opening up for limited Saturday hours.In San Diego County, the San Marcos, Poway and Chula Vista locations will be open on Saturday, June 16 and June 23.In July, the offices will transition to the first and third Saturday of every month. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.Appointments are recommended but not required for Saturday service. Posted: June 22, 2018 June 22, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ginger Jeffries DMV to open on Saturdays in response to excessive wait times Updated: 3:23 PM 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 SettingsTo schedule a Saturday appointment just go to the DMV website, or call 1-800-777-0133. last_img read more

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Juan Hidalgo Jr vows to keep working for Americans

first_img November 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:44 PM KUSI Newsroom Juan Hidalgo Jr. vows to keep working for Americanscenter_img 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) – Candidate for the 51st. congressional district Juan Hidalgo Jr. stopped by our live shot Tuesday evening, and vowed to keep working for the American people. Posted: November 6, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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San Diego City Council to consider regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles

first_img April 23, 2019 Updated: 4:41 PM San Diego City Council to consider regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles Posted: April 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council will vote Tuesday on a regulatory package for dockless electric scooters, bicycles and the companies that own them.The package would limit the speed of dockless scooters from 15 mph to 8 mph in high-traffic areas areas like Spanish landing and near Petco park, and as low as 3 mph along the Embarcadero and the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade.Scooter companies like Bird, Lime and Razor would be required to use geofencing technology on their scooters to limit speeds and parking abilities in designated areas around the city. Bird already uses geofencing to reduce scooter speeds in areas like the Santa Monica Beach Bike Path.Scooter riders would be banned from parking the devices near hospitals, schools, beach area boardwalks, the Petco Park perimeter and the north and south legs of the Embarcadero. The city also plans to designate scooter parking zones along city streets so as to decrease the number of scooters parked on sidewalks. In downtown, scooter riders and companies would only be able to park devices in groups of four, with at least 40 feet between groups.The city would also require that scooter companies obtain a six-month operational permit with a to-be-determined fee and pay $150 per scooter or bike each year to continue operating in San Diego. Companies could renew permits in January or June, at which time they could negotiate operating terms like fleet size, which they are not currently required to report to the city.The council’s Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved the package in February and requested that it return to the committee within six months of its implementation for further review and to ensure the city is keeping pace with the evolution of technologies like geofencing.The council is scheduled to discuss and vote on the package at its 2 p.m. session. The council will meet in the City Administration Building’s 12th floor Council Chambers, located at 202 C St. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Federal funding for bluff stabilization gaining support

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom August 28, 2019 Posted: August 28, 2019 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) – Weeks after three women were killed in a cliff collapse in Encinitas, a San Diego congressman and two California senators are pushing for federal funding for bluff stabilization.Congressman Mike Levin and Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein want $30 million to stabilize an eight-mile stretch of the North County shoreline.The request is for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project, also known as the San Diego County Shore Protection Project. It would widen beaches and protect crumbling bluffs by adding tons of sand to a stretch of Encinitas and Solana Beach shoreline. Federal funding for bluff stabilization gaining support Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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ASA Will Seek Equitable Treatment for Soybeans in Senate Farm Bill

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) repeated its concerns that farm legislation reported by the House Agriculture Committee last week does not provide equitable income support for soybean producers. ASA endorsed the continuation of full planting flexibility, and the decision to include soybeans and other oilseeds as program crops. However, the fixed payments, target prices, and payment yields included in the House bill could distort production decisions in favor of crops already in greater surplus.“We are concerned that this policy would negatively affect soybean production at a time when domestic and world demand for soybeans is rapidly expanding,” said ASA President Bart Ruth of Rising City, Nebraska. “Soybean growers look forward to working with the Senate to develop a counter-cyclical income support program that is not tied to outdated bases and yields.”On Friday, the House Agriculture Committee approved the “Agricultural Act of 2001” (H.R. 2646), which would replace the 1996 Farm Bill that is set to expire after 2002 crops. The House bill provides that producers of traditional program crops, like corn, receive their current loan rates, the target prices they had prior to 1996, and their 2002 Agricultural Marketing Transition Act (AMTA) payment. Producers would have a one-time option to update their base to the 1998-2001 period, and to include oilseed crops as part of their income support under the bill.Oilseeds have never been classified as “program” crops, and are not eligible for AMTA payments to support farm income. In place of other benefits, oilseed producers have depended on the marketing loan program. They have received an oilseed payment as part of the Market Loss Assistance provided in the last two years, but it has been less on a per bushel basis than the Supplemental AMTA payments made to program crop producers.ASA commended the Committee for reauthorizing non-recourse Marketing Assistance Loans and for restricting multi-year support to crops eligible to be planted on base acres. ASA also was pleased the Committee reauthorized the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and established a voluntary conservation incentive program. However, ASA opposed the decision to increase the cap on CRP to 40 million acres because additional funding should be targeted at improving conservation on lands currently used for agricultural production.Regarding export programs, ASA had urged the committee to establish a minimum annual funding level of $43.25 million for the Foreign Market Development Program. The Committee approved $35 million a year through 2011. ASA had called for increased funding for the Food for Progress programs, and the Committee increased transportation and administration funding. ASA was pleased the Committee increased annual funding for the Market Access Program from $90 million to $200 million a year through 2011.ASA also supports continuation and funding of the Research Initiative for Future Agricultural Systems, for which the Committee set a program level of $120 million per year through 2011. ASA had also urged authorization of a Biotechnology in Agricultural Trade program, to expand public and private sector efforts to educate and inform developing countries about the benefits of agricultural biotechnology. However, the Committee took no action on this proposal.last_img read more

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Soy Growers IARC Reclassification at Odds with Scientific Consensus on Safety of

first_imgFollowing notification Friday of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) reclassification of glyphosate herbicide, the American Soybean Association issued the following statement from President Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer in Brownfield, Texas:“Soybean farmers are concerned first and foremost about the safety of their employees, their customers and neighbors in their communities, which is why this notification from the IARC is so confounding. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to its counterparts in Germany, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, we’ve seen risk assessment and safety agencies confirm the safety of glyphosate herbicide. Glyphosate has a 40-year track record of completely safe use in American fields, and we’ve been able to make great strides in reducing herbicide use in a sustainable manner during this period.“The reclassification is particularly troubling because the IARC is not a testing body, nor is this reclassification a study of its own. It is a subjective and limited review of previously existing research. The same research that, interestingly enough, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment reviewed and determined to prove ‘no evidence of carcinogenicity’ just last year.“We are concerned about this issue because, while we are businessmen and women, we are also neighbors and members of our community. We depend on tools like glyphosate and other herbicides that have been proven absolutely safe by the world’s leading scientific and regulatory bodies. And because after all, we don’t just farm our land, we live on it, and work alongside our own families in the fields on which we use these products.”last_img read more

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Small business loans rise in county

first_imgMore Clark County small businesses are getting federally backed loans this year than a year ago. And banks and credit unions say they hope to lend even more to small businesses in the coming months.Lenders have so far issued 87 U.S. Small Business Administration loans worth $18 million to Clark County businesses in 2010, compared with 63 loans worth $12 million in the first six months of 2009.Nationally, SBA loan volume in the first half of the year increased 48 percent over the same period last year — a signal that credit is easing and that more companies are receiving loans to sustain and grow their businesses. The economy has improved enough so that more businesses qualify for the loans, said Scott Beard, senior vice president of lending for Pacific Continental Bank in Portland and Vancouver. Sales have stabilized and companies have enough steady cash flow that owners and banks trust it will continue, he said.“If a business got through 2009 … it lets us know the management skills are there to take them through tough times (and) that’s one of the key things we look at with SBA loans,” Beard said.last_img read more

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Grizzlies kill 2yearold bear at WSU center

first_imgPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A 2-year-old grizzly bear was mauled to death by two older bears at the Washington State University Bear Center in Pullman.The university says the fight Tuesday was the first time the bears had shown violent aggression. Center Director Charles Robbins said it doesn’t put bears together unless they show months or years of good behavior with each other.The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the three bears had been raised in side-by-side pens for at least two years and were out together in a 2-acre fenced area with two other resident bears.The WSU Bear Center houses adult grizzlies for research.Information from: The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, http://www.dnews.comlast_img

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Fire stations to hand out candy glow bracelets

first_imgClark County Fire District No. 6 will hand out candy and glow bracelets Monday at three fire stations in an effort to help children be seen and safe while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.Children may also carry a flashlight or use a reflective costume or bag to be visible. The fire district also recommends that children trick-or-treat with an adult, and not eat any treats until they’ve been checked out by an adult. Trick-or-treaters should also watch out for costumes with long dangling items that could pose a tripping hazard.The candy and glow bracelet giveaway will continue from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Three fire stations will participate: Hazel Dell Fire Station, 8800 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave.; Salmon Creek Fire Station, 1200 N.E. 134th St.; and Felida Fire Station, 11600 N.W. Lakeshore Ave.last_img read more

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Camas police investigate incident inside school

first_imgCamas Police are seeking information on a man who approached an elementary student in the hallway of one of the district’s schools Tuesday during a community basketball practice.The man exited the building upon hearing others entering the hallway, school district officials said, adding he committed no crime. School district officials did not identify the district school where the incident occurred.The man had gray hair, a long beard and a tattoo of an eagle next to his eye and a tattoo of a flame under his eye, a school district media release said. He wore a green New York Jets hat and a green jacket with leather sleeves. Witnesses reported seeing him driving a blue Ford Explorer or Ford Bronco.People are asked to call School Resource Officer Debrah Farland at 360-607-9229 if they see this person around area schools or have seen him before.last_img read more

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