Innovative Services NW closing Adult Day Health Center

first_imgInnovative Services NW recently decided to end its Adult Day Health Center program in Vancouver, impacting about 30 clients, most of whom have developmental disabilities.The decision was primarily financial, as the program experienced increasing monetary losses over the last five years, said Dena Strong, vice president of client services. The last day the health center will be open is April 28.“It’s not something we’ve taken lightly,” Strong said. “It’s been a conversation for a long time.”Clients were informed via a letter sent out at the end of March. The letter says “Innovative Services NW routinely monitors best practices, legislative changes, and self-advocate recommendations for all our programs areas. As a result we have made the decision to end our Adult Day Health Center program.”Innovative Services NW took over the program in 2006 from another ailing nonprofit. The center has been open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays offering breakfast, lunch and activities such as bingo, crafts and dancing. It provides respite for care providers. People either pay privately, through Medicare, or some other type of funding. Most people don’t visit the center every day.Although Strong wasn’t sure about the total cost of the program, she said the staff, space, activities and food all contributed to the cost to run it. The increase in the minimum wage led to a 15 percent increase in expenses, according to Innovative Services NW. Possible C-Van changes may impact clients, too.last_img read more

Vancouver bank robber Bianchi convicted on 2 counts of attempted murder

first_imgClark County jurors found Ronald Jay Bianchi guilty Monday on two counts of attempted murder, but they were unable to reach unanimous verdicts for similar charges stemming from a 1997 bank robbery that ended in a gunbattle with police.Jurors found Bianchi guilty of first- and second-degree attempted murder of Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Hogman. They were unable to decide on four additional counts alleging he was an accomplice in the intended murders of Vancouver police Officers Lawrence Zapata and Adam Millard.They also found Bianchi guilty of numerous lesser charges.It’s difficult to say just how much prison time Bianchi faces on all of the convictions. Deputy Prosecutor Kristine Foerster said the first-degree attempted murder charge generally carries a sentencing range of about 25 1/2 to 34 years. The jury also determined Bianchi used a firearm, potentially adding 19 1/2 years to his imprisonment.A second enhancement — the crime was committed against a law enforcement officer — allows Clark County Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic to impose a sentence beyond what the law specifies, Foerster said.Bianchi was previously sentenced to 72 years in prison for his part in a botched Vancouver bank robbery that ended in a shootout with police and the deaths of his accomplices, Aaron Lee Ahern, 25, and Michael Judson Brock, 24.last_img read more

Heritage senior barred from ceremony after remarks

first_imgA Heritage High School senior was banned from participating in Saturday’s graduation after going off-script in a speech at an assembly and accusing school staff of failing to respond to bullying, harassment and sexual violence against students.The speech on Wednesday by Charles Chandler, 17, was posted to YouTube and has now garnered tens of thousands of views.Evergreen Public Schools said in a statement that Chandler’s speech contained “inaccuracies, inflammatory statements and hurtful accusations.” Officials said he departed from his pre-approved remarks.At an all-school assembly recognizing high school seniors, Chandler presented a poem starting with a description of the challenges students will face in their years at school. It’s an innocuous ode to teenage years at first, describing heartbreak, friendships and bullying.Then he veers off.“And to you underclassmen, who have to endure all the things the school will throw at you for two or three more years, a school where the administration closes their eyes to everything that happens in the school,” he said. “The sexual assault, the bullying, the depression, the outcasts, and they do nothing to fix it.”The audience could be heard gasping in a video of his speech, then bursting into applause.Chandler hadn’t planned to bring up his accusations against school officials during the speech, he said in an interview with The Columbian. But, he had a friend approach him describing a sexual assault, he said, and he decided to use the assembly as an excuse to speak up.last_img read more

YWCAs CASA fundraiser nears halfway mark

first_imgYWCA Clark County’s fundraiser for its program serving vulnerable children has nearly reached the halfway point to its goal of $120,000. After losing a key funder in July, the nonprofit launched a campaign to keep the CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, program running with the help of a new volunteer recruitment position.The community has stepped up with nearly $20,000 in donations, and the National CASA Association granted the organization $29,000 for the first year of this new position, according to a news release. YWCA aims to raise the remaining $71,000 by Aug. 31.Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained volunteers appointed by the court to serve in the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. In 2018, the program served 835 children. There are similar programs throughout the country.“The expiration of a federal grant this summer left a critical gap in our ability to recruit and support volunteers, who are the lifeblood of CASA’s mission,” Sheryl Thierry, CASA director, said in the news release. “YWCA and CASA have developed a strategy and revised budget for the program that will greatly strengthen Clark County CASA in the future, enabling it to better serve our most vulnerable children. But we need to fill that funding gap before we can set our new direction. The National CASA grant moves us much closer to our goal.”To learn more about the fundraising campaign or to donate to CASA, visit www.ywcaclarkcounty.org/change-a-childs-story or contact Brittini Lasseigne, YWCA director of philanthropy, at blasseigne@ywcaclarkcounty.org or 360-906-9123.last_img read more

Drogba to Salah Best yet to come

first_imgDidier Drogba has told Mohamed Salah that his “best is yet to come” after the Liverpool star broke his Premier League recordThe forward, who completed a €43m transfer from AS Roma last summer, has had a sensational debut campaign for Liverpool and recently scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season against Bournemouth.The goal saw Salah break Drogba’s record of being the African player to have scored the most Premier League goals in a single season.Drogba, who won the Premier League four times in two separate spells at Chelsea, congratulated Salah on Instagram.“It was just a matter of days before this guy put my goal record as number one African Premier League top scorer to bed.” wrote Drogba.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…“So proud of you lil bro to put our continent as high as you can!!! Much love and blessings, like I said before, the best is yet to come.”last_img read more

Alcohol ban in Rome ahead of Liverpool clash

first_imgReports from Italy suggest that alcohol will be forbidden on the streets of Rome for three days prior to the second leg against Liverpool.A Liverpool fan is lying in a hospital bed and remains in critical condition after an alleged assault by two Roman fans after the first leg Champions League encounter in Liverpool. It has caused tensions between the two clubs to rise dramatically. That’s why Roman authorities will have designated police areas for Liverpool fans before the rematch on Wednesday. Alcohol will also be banned from the streets for three days prior to the clash.Players and management from both clubs have repeatedly called for peace in the aftermath of Tuesday’s events and are hoping their voices won’t fall on deaf ears. Officials from Roma and Liverpool met with UEFA and the local police, with the Reds describing the meeting as “positive and productive”. Italian police will be in contact with their British counterparts to keep track of fans’movement, especially the ones presenting the most risk of hooliganism.According to Football Italia, the order would prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcohol in the streets, and would also apply to soft drinks in glass bottles.last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri I want to win silverware at Chelsea

first_imgMaurizio Sarri is keen to win silverware in his first season at Chelsea, but won’t be losing any sleep over it eitherThe Italian coach will take charge of his first European game at Stamford Bridge later this evening for Chelsea’s Europa League clash with Hungarian side Vidi.The Blues are being widely tipped as one the favourites to go all the way and reclaim the trophy they won in 2013, but Sarri is refusing to allow the squad to get complacent at such an early stage of the competition.“We want to arrive at the end [of the competition],” he told a news conference. “But I don’t know. The Europa League is a very unusual competition.“At the moment, we don’t know the names of all the opponents. In the second round will arrive eight teams from the Champions League. It’s very difficult.“In Italy, it’s not very easy to win a trophy. In the last seven, eight years, only Juventus won a trophy. It’s very difficult. In England, it’s difficult, because in England we have six, seven teams that can win. So, it’s very difficult.“I am here to win, I want to win, I want to win something. I hope to be able to do it. No [I don’t lose sleep over it]. I need to sleep for eight hours every night, otherwise, I am in trouble.”Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Chelsea defeated Greek side PAOK 1-0 a fortnight ago in their Group L opener through a 7th-minute Willian goal.The game between Chelsea and Vidi will begin at 21:00 (CEST).Chelsea entertain Vidi in Europa League action today #UELForget about the Blues prioritising the Premier League, though.For Maurizio Sarri, the target is clear – win a trophy 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9l6xfIGDFc— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) October 4, 2018last_img read more

Kovac Life is made up of success and failure

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac is certain that they will rediscover their best form ahead of Saturday’s Bundesliga game against WolfsburgThe pressure is mounting on the Croatian with Bayern currently on a four-game winless run in all competitions.The Bundesliga champions have slipped from top spot to sixth in the league table following their shocking 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach last time out.But Kovac is hopeful that there will soon be a turnaround in form at Bayern.“It will be a very interesting and high-intensity game in Wolfsburg. Our recent matches obviously haven’t gone as we had hoped,” said Kovac in a press conference on Bayern’s Twitter.“Life is made up of success and failure. Success is important for our motivation, and we will get that back!”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.James Rodriguez is expected to feature for Bayern at the Volkswagen Arena, despite reporting back late from international duty with Colombia.“There are no new problems. James returned fairly late, but he too should be fresh for the game tomorrow.”“Everyone has been giving 100% since day one. I hope that we can find the right line-up tomorrow that will bring home the three points.”💬 #Kovac: “Everyone has been giving 100% since day one. I hope that we can find the right line-up tomorrow that will bring home the three points.” 💪#packmas #WOBFCB pic.twitter.com/FrZG200Cty— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 19, 2018last_img read more

Icardi Im very happy here at Inter Milan

first_imgMauro Icardi insists that he is “very happy” at Inter Milan, despite ongoing speculation surrounding his future at the clubThe 25-year-old has developed into one of Europe’s most prolific forwards in his six seasons at Inter and has captured the interest of a number of European giants.Real Madrid and Chelsea are the clubs most frequently linked with Icardi.But the Argentina international, who became Inter captain in 2015, revealed his sole concerns lies with his performances for the Serie A side.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“There are a lot of rumours. When offers come we’ll evaluate them, but I’m very happy here at Inter,” Icardi told Radio Onda Cero.Icardi has managed 113 goals and 25 assists in 191 appearances for Inter across all competitions.The striker has under three years left on his current contract at the San Siro.last_img read more

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock hails amazing 2018

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock insists the year 2018 has been the best of his entire coaching career.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, Warnock who guided the Bluebirds to promotion reflected on the year as a whole.“For a calendar year, it’s probably the most amazing year I’ve ever had in my career,” he said, according to the club’s official website.“To think in 2018, after surviving beforehand and losing every game last Christmas, to turn that around and get automatic promotion, take the Club up and now have 18 points by the New Year has been an amazing thing.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“I don’t think any of it could have been done without everyone singing from the same hymn sheet. The fans have just been quite amazing – you’d really put them at the top of the list. The way they’ve got behind us, I’ve even got goose pimples now talking about it.”“At the end of last season at Hull City – I’ll never forget that. After the warm-up the lads came in saying: ‘have you ever heard anything like that?’ and it was 45 minutes before kick-off! That was the win that got us up, make no mistake about that.”“This year, every week has been the same. I’ve never heard anything like it either. On Saturday my daughter said that all you could hear on the radio was the Cardiff fans singing the national anthem and everything else!”“It’s just a fabulous place to be and you feel so proud to in charge of a Club like this at a time like this.”last_img read more

TCIG Recognizes March 2015 As Social Work Month

first_img Related Items:march, social work month Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Mar 2015 – Celebrated each March, Social Work Month is an opportunity to promote the value of social work around the world and to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the valuable contribution Social Workers make to society. The theme for 2015 is “Social Work Paves the way for Change. We are the Changers.”The Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs, join in on this annual occasion. World Social Work Day will be celebrated on the 19thMarch, 2015.In celebration of Social Work Month, the Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs will host the following activities throughout the Islands:Volunteer Day – Wellness Center & Special Needs, Provo Children’s Home (March 21, 2015)“Become a Social Worker” Presentations – March 16 – 27, 2015Social Workers Recognition within the TCIG Service (Government Press Release and Newspaper)Social Work Retreat.Like all nations, the Turks and Caicos Islands is not immune from the social ills of poverty, juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, gangs, early school drop outs, grief and loss and families in crisis. Yet, we have Social Workers that are well positioned with the knowledge and skills to reconcile these challenges by serving individuals, families, communities and organizations. Social Workers’ primary goal is to help people in need and to address social problems. Social Workers behave in a trustworthy manner. Social Workers practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise and Social Workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person.The Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs recognizes that there is still a need for more persons, especially young men, to enter the Social Work Profession in an effort to eradicate the stigma that ‘social work is a woman’s field”. We implore the young men of the Turks and Caicos who have not yet chosen a career path to explore the endless opportunities and achieve personal satisfaction in a profession that will only grow with the vast changes and numerous challenges of our time. Obama invites FIFA Champs to White House; Greeks running out of cash and Bahamas Youth march in Rhode Island Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month TCIG Recognizes its Resources During Social Work Month Recommended for youlast_img read more

Severe Crippling Flooding in Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, May 16th 2017 – Kingston – Incessant rain which has waterlogged Jamaica and brought country operations to a virtual standstill will continue for at least two more days.    It is reported that 78% of Jamaica is currently experiencing flooding conditions as heavy rains and flash flooding once again torment the island.    As a result of the severe weather conditions, there have been reports of roads being blocked, power outages and schools being closed.Consequently, CXC students who are currently in examination mode have had to relocate to different centers as a safety measure.    There are also some TCI nationals, currently doing summer school at Northern Caribbean University in Manderville.    However, there have been no reports of any casualties as a result of the severe rains.   The Meteorological Office is, however, urging motorists and pedestrians alike to avoid crossing flooded roadways.A flash flood warning remains in effect for low lying and flood areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland.   The Mayor of May Pen, also an affected area, says that although many drains were cleaned following the heavy rains a few weeks ago, the drainage system in Jamaica is still unable to handle the current rainfall.The Meteorological Office explained that there is a Trough across Central Caribbean and Jamaica, which influence the weather conditions currently evident throughout the island.    It is also predicated that heavy rains and thunderstorms will continue to affect all parishes up until Thursday of this week.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#FloodingInJamaica Related Items:#FloodingInJamaica, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Government Wants to Move from Undue Emphasis on Foreign Investment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said The Bahamas must move from undue emphasis on foreign investment to propel economic activity.“While we do acknowledge an important role for such investments, if they are legitimately strategic in nature, we are firmly committed to unleashing the potential and creativity of home-grown entrepreneurs as catalysts of innovation, investment and stronger economic growth, particularly in non-traditional industries, the DPM said during his Contribution to the 2017/18 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.He explained that to support and promote increased Bahamian entrepreneurship and ownership in the economy, and especially small and medium-sized businesses, the Government has laid out, in its Manifesto, a detailed array of measures that it will pursue during this mandate. These include:· the introduction of the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDA) in order to consolidate the services and incentives of all relevant agencies;· support for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Centres;· provision of a $5 million capital infusion to the Venture Capital Fund;· establishment of a one-stop shop, incorporating relevant Government agencies and services as a means of easing the burden and cost of doing business in this country;· encouragement of the commercial banks to establish Small Business Units staffed with professionals attuned to the particular needs of SMEs, including mentorship and guidance;· further strengthening of the Fresh Start and Jumpstart programmes established by the previous FNM Administration; and· make available incentives and inducements that are in line with those offered to foreign investors in the same sectors of the economy.Grand Bahama’s economyHe said the Government will also strive to revitalise the Grand Bahama economy through initiatives that are geared to accelerating, broadening and sustaining its economic development.The Budget Communication announced, “we would repeal and replace the disastrous Grand Bahama (Port Area) Investment Incentives Act 2016 that I have labelled as a ‘job killer’.“Our objective is to ensure that all licensees receive equal treatment under the law, with the greatest opportunity for success, unencumbered by red tape and unreasonable cost to operate.”In addition, the DPM said other measures the Government intends to establish include:· relocate The Bahamas Maritime Authority to Grand Bahama as a means of establishing it as the maritime capital of the country and leverage the container port and shipyard infrastructure to attract new investment into the sector;· further develop BTVI and the University of The Bahamas to more effectively support the island’s industrial and hospitality requirement;· promote Grand Bahama as an eco-tourism sanctuary;· by capitalizing on the airport infrastructure, develop the aviation sector as well as attract overnight courier services;· utilize Crown lands in east and west Grand Bahama to create a hydro-farm and a mariculture facility to produce crops and seafood for export; and· eliminate all preferential treatment that hinders the growth of business on the island.Inner city communities in New ProvidenceDPM Turnquest said the inner city communities in New Providence have long been economically and socially depressed areas and have been neglected by Government for far too long.He said, “Our Government will, during this mandate, therefore move to reinvigorate and transform these so-called ‘Ova-da-Hill’ communities through incentives for entrepreneurs, investors and especially small and medium-sized businesses that will spur business growth and job creation from within these communities.“We will support the construction of business premises and new or refurbished owner-occupied homes. We will establish community centres with activities that strengthen family and social cohesion for the youth and elderly. And we will ensure the provision of potable water, sewer and sanitation services in line with those available to our citizens elsewhere,” DPM Turnquest said.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

30 YearOld Woman Found Dead in South Dock

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 28, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 2:09 pm on Thursday 28th July 2017, Police assistance was requested at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre by doctors after a 30-year-old female was pronounced dead.Upon arrival, officers were informed that around 12:26 pm the female was found unconscious in the area of Lyndon Gardiner apartment on South Dock.An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.Press release from RTCIPF Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

The Department of Immigration Confirms Arrival of Illegal Migrants in West Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 11, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Immigration in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment, following reports of a possible landing of illegal migrants, can confirm that more than 150 men, women and children of Haitian nationality, were found in and around the waters and island of West Caicos.The Task Force in the Department of Immigration, along with Police Officials, responded to reports received mid-morning, and while details remain sketchy, as a result some 81 persons have been apprehended and ferried to Providenciales for processing and what is estimated to be possibly some further 80+ persons are still on West Caicos awaiting transportation to the processing unit in Providenciales.The Department of Immigration in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment again reminds the public that harboring illegal migrants is a crime and such persons can now face a fine of $20,000 on summary conviction or to a term of imprisonment of four years, or to both.   In addition, persons acquiring status other than by birth that are convicted of such an offense, face the possibility of having their status in the Islands revoked, thereby making them liable to deportation.The migrants of this latest incident will be processed for repatriation to their native home, the Republic of Haiti.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Luis Suarez opens up about his friendship with Leo Messi

first_imgIn an excerpt from an interview with Diario Sport, Luis Suarez opened up about the very close friendship he has with Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona.When Luis Suarez first arrived at FC Barcelona, nobody imagined that he would develop such an intimate friendship with Lionel Messi.The Argentine player had the fame of being a very shy individual and he had a very tight group of friends, but Luis’ arrival meant that the star needed to open up a little bit more and they quickly found a feeling that has already transcended the football pitch.From the very first training session that Messi had alongside Suarez, you could tell that these two shared a special kind of connection and the results on the pitch were a direct consequence of this new found bond the two players shared.One could not be more different than the other, Luis is more of an extrovert while Messi almost looks like he has a rare form of autism, that is also recognized as “Asperger’s”.But the Argentine needed a person like Luis to express himself better, they have become inseparable and they are even considered brothers because they share their time even with their families.Before Suarez arrived in Barcelona, Messi had a number of players who spent time with him outside of the club but they all eventually left.📽 #EntrevistaSPORT con Luis Suárez🗣 “La gente ve a Messi pero yo veo a mi amigo”🔵🔴 El 9 del Barça se sincera en SPORT pic.twitter.com/UprLKDyNNA— Diario SPORT (@sport) January 31, 2019It is well-known that Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas keep a very close relationship despite living in different countries, the Argentine shared the youth academy with the AS Monaco player and their wives are actually best friends.Before Cesc, Messi had goalkeeper Pinto who looked more like his bodyguard than his friend. Now there is Suarez and the family life that we see them develop almost together, they both take their kids to the same school and they both love watching their sons play football every weekend.Making friends must be very difficult for a famous person like Messi, which is why having Luis Suarez alongside him at the moment must be a real treat for him.Neymar also shared a special bond with both players but the Brazilian decided to leave Barcelona and left the duo to develop their friendship alone, although he does visit them every chance he gets because they remain very close despite being hundreds of miles apart from each other.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 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.When you take a look at the way both players get along, the camaraderie is frankly impossible to hide for both of them and Suarez explained it in a recent interview.En el Camp Nou, Barcelona retomó su esplendor y liquidó los sueños sevillanos ganando por un inapelable 6-1 y dejando muy atrás el 0-2 de la ida. Coutinho por dos, Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suárez y Messi los tantos blaugranas, Guilherme para los andaluces. @apuragambeta16 pic.twitter.com/fd6i8yV7IB— F.R.R.C. (@Fercartagena76) January 31, 2019While talking to Diario Sport in a fragment of an interview that will be out on Friday this week, the Uruguay international revealed details of his very unique friendship with Lionel Messi.The striker talks about the differences between how the rest of the world sees Messi, and how the Argentine will always remain Leo for him.They are both from South American countries that share a border and have very similar characteristics, one could say that they were destined to get along.“We talk about everything really, we don’t only talk about football but we also talk about the past or the future because we are two human beings that besides playing football together, we are really good friends,” said Luis on a fragment of the interview.“We share so many things together, there are times when our wives also spend time together and we have time to hang out by ourselves at my house or his drinking mate for two or three hours.”“But this comes down to something I always say. A lot of people look at him as Messi, but he will always be Leo for me because he is my friend.”“I don’t see him like the Messi that everybody sees inside the pitch, that’s why we keep spending time together everyday,” he concluded.Jugada de #LosCruzados contra @gremio_es en Marzo: Aleña: Fuenzalida; Messi: @Diego_Buona; Vidal: Aued; Suárez: Miku; Pique: Kuscevic; devuelve a Suárez: Miku pase a Jordi Alba: Cornejo que la deja pasar y goool de Messi: @Diego_Buona . Soñar no cuesta nada pic.twitter.com/8FPm9wjj0a— Pirlo (@FamiliaOjedareu) January 31, 2019What do you think about Lionel Messi’s unique relationship with Luis Suarez? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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McCains family says hes stopping medical treatment

first_imgMcCain’s family says he’s stopping medical treatment AP, Updated: 9:36 AM FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gives a thumbs up as he arrives at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) Posted: August 24, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain, the six-term Arizona senator and the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for his brain cancer, his family said Friday.In a statement, the family said McCain has surpassed expectations for survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.” The family added, “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”The senator, who would be 82 next week, has been away from the Capitol since December.McCain, a former Navy pilot, was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years. He was elected to Congress in the early 1980s and was elected to the Senate in 1986, replacing Barry Goldwater who retired. McCain gained a reputation as a lawmaker who was willing to stick to his convictions rather than go along with party leaders. It is a streak that draws a mix of respect and ire. Show Caption Hide Caption FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gives a thumbs up as he arrives at his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Va. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Show Caption Hide Caption FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AP FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., holds a healthcare town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt York) Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption He has been a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump, especially for his vote against a Republican replacement for “Obamacare.”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter that he was “very sad to hear this morning’s update” from McCain’s family.“We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour,” McConnell said.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called McCain “an American hero” who always put his country before himself.Ducey said a “spirt of service and civility” guided McCain’s life, standing as a model for Americans regardless of political affiliation.McCain’s wife, Cindy, tweeted: “I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.”McCain underwent surgery in July 2017 to remove a blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma. It’s the same type of tumor that killed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy at age 77 in 2009.McCain rebounded quickly, however, returning to Washington and entering the Senate in late July to a standing ovation from his colleagues. In a dramatic turn, he later cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill, earning the wrath of Trump, who frequently cites McCain’s vote at campaign events.McCain’s condition worsened last fall and he has been in Arizona since December. FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., standing with his wife Cindy, encourages his supporters to stand up and fight for America at the close of his address during a campaign rally in Bensalem, Pa. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., standing with his wife Cindy, encourages his supporters to stand up and fight for America at the close of his address during a campaign rally in Bensalem, Pa. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., holds a healthcare town hall meeting in Sun City, Ariz. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt York) August 24, 2018 FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., standing with his wife Cindy, encourages his supporters to stand up and fight for America at the close of his address during a campaign rally in Bensalem, Pa. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., standing with his wife Cindy, encourages his supporters to stand up and fight for America at the close of his address during a campaign rally in Bensalem, Pa. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) 12345 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a campaign rally in Pottsville, Pa. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain’s family says the Arizona senator has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a campaign rally in Pottsville, Pa. 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Local postal workers taking new measures to avoid prevent dog attacks

first_imgLocal postal workers taking new measures to avoid, prevent dog attacks KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 12, 2019 April 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s postmaster detailed today the steps local post office workers take to avoid being bitten by dogs while they deliver mail.The amount of U.S. Post Office workers attacked by dogs in 2018 fell to 5,714, a drop of more than 1,000 since 2016. In the city of San Diego, 33 local mail carriers were attacked or bitten by dogs last year.Post office workers have taken to several new technologies like interactive maps to show houses where attacks happened, but San Diego Postmaster Lisa Baldwin suggested that residents must also do some of the leg work to turn mail carrier attacks from a literal dog bites man story to an instance of man bites dog.“Our employees have been great at taking preventative measures against dog attacks, but they need help from our customers, too,” Baldwin said. “We are confident we can keep moving the trends of attacks downward, and ramping up overall awareness for everyone is the best way to do that.”According to Baldwin, postal workers often use handheld devices that confirm deliveries but can also indicate that a specific residence has a dog.The USPS also asks customers if they have a dog when they schedule a package pickup at their address.The USPS advises residents with dogs to take several steps to ensure mail carrier safety, like putting a dog in a separate room and closing the door to that room before picking up mail at the front door and reminding family members to avoid taking mail from a carrier when a family pet is nearby.Mail carriers will also ask certain residents to pick up mail directly from a Post Office branch if they feel threatened by a house’s dog.Residents can view a short video on preventing dog attacks on the USPS’ YouTube channel at youtube.com/watch?v=tF5T-eWieVk. last_img read more