WWE comes to terms on a new deal with Ric Flair Elimination

first_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WhatsApp Google+ If it’s a RAW ppv they should have Sasha, Charlotte, Bayley, Dana, Nia and Foxy in it. Sasha wins.If it’s a Smackdown Live ppv, they should put Becky, Alexa, Nikki, Carmella, Naomi, and Natalya in it. Becky wins. Facebook Charlotte Flair WWE comes to terms on a new deal with Ric FlairWWE has come to terms on a new deal with Hall of Famer Ric Flair according to a new report by PWInsider.com. Flair made what was described as a “last minute” appearance on RAW this past Monday night in Charlotte following the ending to the main event between Flair’s daughter Charlotte and Sasha Banks for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship.Elimination Chamber PPV being brought back in 2017The official Twitter account for the TSR Arena in Phoenix, Arizona sent out the following tweet teasing that WWE would be bringing back the Elimination Chamber PPV in 2017. WWE last held an Elimination Chamber match in May of 2015 and had since put it under the “Retired Pay Per Views” area of WWE.com.You can check out the tweet below.In 2017…. the Chamber returns! Details coming soon. pic.twitter.com/XGbzdp10NQ— TSR Arena (@TSRarena) November 29, 2016 WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized WWE SummerSlam 2020 Coming To TD Garden In Boston Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte DeeTrain Cameron Huff Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 1, 2016 at 10:53 am Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img 3 COMMENTS December 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm December 1, 2016 at 9:57 am New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Videos Articles WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Good! I’m glad Ric Flair has a new contract and the Elimination Chamber PPV is coming back. They should have a Woman’s Elimination Chamber. Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Becky Lynch JFJ Twitter The way they’ve been showcasing women’s wrestling and coming off the heels of the first ever women’s Hell in a Cell match, I wouldn’t put it past them.last_img read more

Symphony presents magical ensemble

first_imgA soldier, a violin, the devil and a princess are the central characters in a colorful story that will be told in words and music by members of the Vancouver Symphony and actor Kirk Mouser. They will team up for a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale” this Sunday afternoon at Kiggins Theatre.Stravinsky wrote “A Soldier’s Tale” in 1918 when he was living in Switzerland but struggling financially because of World War I. To earn some cash, he created of a mobile theater piece that could be performed in small towns and villages. Keeping things simple, he wrote a score for just seven instruments: clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, double bass and percussion.Based on a folktale by Alexander Afanasiev, “A Soldier’s Tale” has a Faustian theme in which a soldier trades his beloved violin to the devil, who is in disguise, for a magical book. The soldier becomes very wealthy, but he loses his riches. In the process, he beats the devil in a card game and retrieves his fiddle, which he uses to cure an ill princess. They marry, and he drives the devil away by playing his violin. The devil warns him to stay away from his home town, but he visits it anyway, and falls into the clutches of the devil, who carries him off.The ensemble will be led by Ken Selden, who teaches at Portland State University and directs the PSU Orchestra and its New Music Ensemble. Shelden knows “A Soldier’s Tale” well, having conducted it in New York City and at Marylhurst University.“It’s a great piece of music and theater,” said Selden, “but it’s not commonly programmed. So it’s pretty rare to have an opportunity to perform it.”last_img read more

Dog update Max Faith may have new home

first_imgMax and Faith may have found a new home.A Salmon Creek man who read The Columbian’s Friday story about John Schumacher parting with his 10-year-old dogs is interested in adopting the duo.The man, who wished to be identified only by his first name of Tom, said he is meeting with Schumacher, 87, and his dogs Saturday at their Orchards home.“I think everyone is going to get along just fine,” Tom said in a phone interview Friday afternoon.Schumacher must re-home his dogs — he’s had them since they were young pups — due to a series of unfortunate circumstances.His health is failing. His son and daughter-in-law who live across the street have been caring for him since his wife died in April 2012. But his daughter-in-law now has cancer, and they can’t continue in-home care for Schumacher. He is moving into an assisted living facility in Battle Ground and can’t take Max and Faith with him.Tom said he and Schumacher had “a great phone conversation” Friday, and said that it sounds like he already shares similar interests with Max and Faith: eating treats and taking naps.Schumacher said he was surprised by how quickly interest in his dogs spread and is encouraged a potential adopter has come forward.“He said some things that made me feel good, so we’ll see,” Schumacher said.Tom owns an 8-year-old female dog, he said, and has a fully fenced yard.If Saturday’s meet-and-greet goes well, Tom will then introduce his dog to Max and Faith on neutral ground.He’s already establishing a frozen bone account for the dogs, Tom said jokingly.If the adoption doesn’t work out, Schumacher said he has people who have offered to care for the dogs in the short-term.last_img read more

Sunny day gives way to rain possible thunderstorms Thursday

first_img Hopefully Southwest Washington residents soaked up enough sunshine to last for a few days Wednesday because the clouds are coming back.The thermal trough that sat over the West Coast and brought with it warm temperatures and lots of sunshine Wednesday will get pushed out of the region by a wet and cooler system that is moving in from the Pacific Ocean.Rain has been an ever-present feature of life in the Vancouver region since the start of this year. Since Jan. 1, 26.13 inches of rain has fallen on Vancouver, 9.75 inches more than normal.The National Weather service is predicting a high of 72 degrees Thursday with a slight chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and, yes, a 70 percent chance of rain. That rain is going to be here for a few days.“We’ll get rain and clouds at least until the weekend,” said National Weather Service meteorologist David Bishop.Friday has a 70 percent chance of rain during the day and a 40 percent chance of rain at night. It’s followed by a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday. The sun is expected to break through the clouds on Sunday.So was Wednesday a harbinger of better weather or is Southwest Washington going to live under a perpetual rain cloud until winter begins?“Spring will start to lighten up here in a little bit,” Bishop said. “We had a wacky winter and some of that is carrying over into spring, but we should get into a typical Portland springtime as we approach June.” Buy this PhotoRuby Smith, 5, runs through bubbles in the water fountain Wednesday at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. While temperatures reached the low 80s Wednesday and some of that warmth may linger today, expect to see clouds and more rain to roll in tonight. (Ariane Kunze/The Columbian)last_img read more

State sees record low turnout for November election

first_imgSEATTLE — Nearly two-thirds of Washington voters sat out the Nov. 7 election, setting a new low mark for turnout.Just 37.1 percent of the state’s 4.3 million registered voters participated, according to Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office.That beat out the previous record general-election low set in 2015, when turnout reached about 38.5 percent.Results were certified this week.The Seattle Times reported that Washington state has tried to make voting easy, mailing ballots to every registered voter and giving them weeks to send them in. King County and others also have expanded the use of ballot dropboxes.Nevertheless, about 2.6 million voters dumped their ballots in the trash or recycling bins instead of taking part in this year’s elections to pick mayors, city councils and school boards across the state.“I think it continues to be disappointing, and I think it should be a concern for our democracy,” said state Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila, who chairs the House Committee on State Government, Elections and Information Technology. “I think we get better government when we get more participation.”Erich Ebel, a spokesman for Wyman, pointed to a lack of statewide races and initiatives this year. “Ideally we would love to see everybody who is registered come out and vote,” he said. “But a lot of that depends on what is on the ballot.”This fall was the first year since 1985 that Washington had no initiatives or referendums on the ballot, Ebel noted.Voter interest typically shoots up in presidential-election years and dips in midterms and even further in odd-year elections. In 2008, the state set a record with 84.6 percent turnout when Barack Obama was elected to a first term as president.Andrew Villeneuve, executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, said Washington should take steps to further lower barriers to voting — such as providing prepaid postage on ballot envelopes and allowing same-day registration.last_img read more

States cities sue US government over census question

first_imgNEW YORK — Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional.The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship has set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.Supporters of the plan for the 2020 census argue that enforcing voting rights requires more data on the voting-age population of citizens than current surveys are providing. It would be the first time in 70 years that the government uses the census form sent to every household to ask people to specify whether they are U.S. citizens.New York Attorney General Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat who announced the new lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, said the plans would have a “devastating effect on New York, where we have millions of immigrants.”“It’s unlawful. It’s unfair,” Schneiderman said at a news conference. He added that it would end a longstanding bipartisan effort to have the Bureau of the Census conduct a full and fair count of the population, including citizens and non-citizens.last_img read more

House hunters feel burn of hot market in Clark County

first_imgA home shouldn’t have been so hard to find, Morganna Figueroa recalled.The 37-year-old had just ended a relationship when house-hunting shaped up to be its own kind of heartache.“My ex-boyfriend and I separated and as we were living together in his house, I was the one to have to move,” she said. Approved for a loan for up to $250,000, she was hopeful to land a house in a nice school district and a safe neighborhood for her preteen daughter. But, as many first-time buyers today will say, homes priced below $300,000 are scarce in Clark County.Houses in June sold for a median price of $361,000, the highest month on record in Clark County, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Prices have risen in part because enough buyers are willing and able to pay that much for homes. But others fear the costs are leaving them behind. Renters especially worry they won’t find homes in their price range.Figueroa wanted stability for herself and for her daughter. But that meant scouring the county for a home that checked all of the boxes: a fenced yard for the dog, near schools, near Interstate 5 so she could commute into Portland.“I didn’t want her moving anymore,” Figueroa said of her daughter. “We had rentals that sold and we lost our housing.”Competition remains high for houses in Clark County. Inventory, a statistic that calculates the number of months it would take the current stock of housing to be sold, clocked in at 2.1 months in June. Inventory has not been greater than 2.2 months since March 2016, and not more than three months since March 2015.Homes in demandMany of the homes Figueroa found in her price range were at the county’s outskirts or in disrepair. One 1,000-square-foot home was tagged for $240,000 even though she said it had an old roof, a broken fence, a water-damaged bathroom, torn carpets and at least one broken window.last_img read more

Miss Clark County new Miss Washington

first_imgOur new Miss Washington, Abbie Kondel of Brush Prairie, is looking forward to a year of making clear, sharp points after a little confusion broke out during her coronation at the end of a Saturday pageant at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington hotel in Renton.For starters, Kondel wasn’t sure the judges really meant her when they announced that Miss Clark County was this year’s winner. That’s because of slightly wonky Miss Washington rules that don’t let you reign over the same county twice in a row; after winning Miss Clark County in 2017, Kondel had to go at-large, and wound up Miss Rainier and runner-up for Miss Washington in 2018.This year, Kondel said, it took her a moment to remember that Miss Clark County meant her — and she’d really taken top honors this time.“I felt so blessed and loved by all the sisters standing there,” she said.That was extra nice to feel, she added, because her sash went on upside-down and her crown faced backwards at first. “It was all pretty hilarious,” as you can see from the photos of her sisters struggling to set those royal accessories right while the good-spirited Kondel cracks up.Now, the 21-year-old plans to get serious with a busy schedule of personal appearances to talk about the perils of addiction — and maybe add a little fancy footwork, too.last_img read more

Salah admitted he wants Egypt to qualify for the next round

first_imgEgypt national team superstar Mohamed Salah, who led his club Liverpool to final of the Champions League admitted he wants the team to move forward in the World Cup.Salah claimed the fact that they have been unable to qualify for the World Cup for the last 28 years was not normal as they have been winning the African Cups.“It’s the first time in 28 years that we qualified… It was not normal because we won the African Cup seven times, and we were champions in 2006, 2008 and 2010. It was common to win the African Cup, but we didn’t qualify for the World Cup,” Salah shared, according to Alla Africa.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I think we have a great team and a great coach [Hector Cuper], we want to qualify for the next round and do well,” Salah claimed for the international team’s coach. ” He (Cuper) has great experience, he is a good coach and he helps us improve our performance. He’s not hard, I think he’s a good coach, a good man. We all help each other.”“Tactically. He’s helped me to defend better, but he also finds a way to make it easier to attack. I think I’ve improved with him.”last_img read more

Tite defends Jesus lack of goals at the World Cup

first_imgBrazil manager Tite has defended forward Gabriel Jesus after he again failed to find the back of the net in their third and final group game of the World CupThe Manchester City striker’s struggles at Russia have been duly noted by the nation with suggestions having been made to replace Jesus with fellow forward Roberto Firmino after he again failed to score in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia.But, while he failed to score, Jesus was a constant problem for the Serbia defence along with Neymar and Philippe Coutinho with goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković having been forced to make a series of fine saves from the trio.And, as far as Tite is concerned, there are no issues whatsoever with Jesus.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Goalscorers live to have great games. Sometimes the final ball comes to him. Sometimes, a free kick like Thiago [Silva] had. Football is like that. These things make us reflect, think. He has this posture. One of the things that hurts most is to leave quality players out, like Firmino,” said the 57-year-old, according to ESPN.He added: “There are a number of players that will decide games, will be protagonists.”“Gabriel Jesus, in his first game [for Brazil], was the protagonist against Ecuador. Paulinho, Marquinos, at any given moment played well. Alisson against Argentina. Thiago Silva, Miranda, with great regularity.”After topping Group E, Brazil will now head to Samara on Monday where they will face Group F runners-up Mexico in the last 16 of the tournament.last_img read more

Rooney Everton made it clear it was time for me to

first_imgWayne Rooney has revealed that it was Everton who pushed for his move to MLS side DC United to happenThe former England captain completed his transfer to the United States last month after just one year back at his beloved boyhood club.Rooney ended his first season back at Goodison Park as Everton’s top goalscorer with 10 goals in 31 Premier League games.However, it appears that was not good enough for Everton with Rooney suggesting that the move to DC United had been a forced one.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…He told ESPN: “Obviously at Manchester United, that wasn’t happening (playing) as much as I would have liked, and I quite easily could have stayed there with two years left on my contract and picked up the wages and been happy with that, and that’s it.“I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I’ve said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they’d be happy for me to leave.“For whatever reason, I still don’t know. I felt I was doing OK, I was top goal scorer playing most of the season from midfield, but that’s football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision.”Rooney will likely make his debut for DC United this weekend against Vancouver Whitecaps.last_img read more

New official partner deal for Celtic FC

first_imgCeltic FC has confirmed their partnership deal with Great Britain’s leading Vaping specialist Vaporized as the club’s Official Partner.The Manufacturing and Compliance Director, Doug Mutter said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Celtic, allowing a huge platform to educate adult smokers about the option to switch from smoking products to vaping.”With over 110 stores across the UK, many of which are in central Scotland, Vaporized are committed to helping every smoker free themselves from the constraints of traditional tobacco products.Doug Mutter continued: “Our aim is to help smokers when making the switch to e-cigarettes. We provide expert knowledge and advice to every customer who visits our stores to help them to find the right product for them. We know it can be a daunting journey when making a lifestyle change such as this. As the e-cigarette specialists, we can help.Celtic football club partner with #vaping company https://t.co/Q5ctZgGuDqMikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.— Stirling Population & Public Health Research (@Stir_PPHRG) August 4, 2018“Vaping offers a massive public health opportunity that has now been embraced by the likes of Public Health England & Cancer Research UK. Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable death in the UK, so making sure smokers understand the option of vaping available to them as an alternative is key. Allowing Vaporized to continue educating smokers through Celtic and their vast fanbase can only have a positive impact in making sure information is more widely available.”An exciting part of the deal will see Vaporized develop a series of exclusive Celtic Vaping products that will be available in over 110 Vaporized stores nationwide.last_img read more

Angel Gomes aiming for the United dream

first_imgManchester United youngster Angel Gomes is trying to stay grounded despite the hype of a promising future at Manchester United.Gomes turned 18 at the end of last month and has the record as Manchester United‘s youngest ever debutant as he came off the bench against Crystal Palace in 2017.“I’ve got to put that [expectation] to one side,” Gomes told ESPN FC.“The best players get to the top because they have stayed level-headed. I’ve got to carry on working hard and keep putting everything into training and games.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“There are younger players that I’m close to, but obviously, when you go up with the first team, you’re not around them as much.“When you’re playing with them, you’re giving advice where you can because of the experiences you’ve got from the older players and trying to pass messages on and help them.“Last season didn’t go how I wanted it to and I struggled a bit with injuries. I’m finally back and finding my feet, gaining more confidence and scoring goals again. I’m happy with how things have gone so far and I need to keep it up.”last_img read more

Emery explains why he started Granit Xhaka as a centre back

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery gave his reasons for his surprise decision to start Granit Xhaka as a centre back in their 2-0 defeat to TottenhamThe Spaniard’s gamble to start Xhaka in his defence failed to pay off with Arsenal twice conceding at the Emirates Stadium to end their Carabao Cup campaign.Poor positioning played a big role in the build-up to both Son Heung-min and Dele Alli’s goals for Spurs with Xhaka notably struggling to adapt to a position which he isn’t familiar with.However, Emery insists he was happy with the Swiss midfielder’s performance and explained the need to rest the returning Laurent Koscielny as the reason for his decision.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…“Every player is helping us with big commitments, playing in different positions, because sometimes the team needs them there,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“Laurent Koscielny played on Sunday and after coming back from his injury, starting against Tottenham would have been a lot of minutes on the pitch.“Granit is helping and I am happy with him and his performance. His commitment to help us is very important.”Arsenal will next take on Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday in a Premier League match.last_img read more

Three at large shoot kick woman – Police call for help

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 – It was a chain of events that likely led to the most shocking burglary attempt for the TCI; and the suspects who will shoot at police and even shoot and beat up an unarmed, unsuspecting woman remain at large.Police are still hunting down the three men who tried, early on Sunday morning, to steal the entire automatic banking machine from the MoneyGram location down town.  The fiends not only managed to break into the location, but managed to extricate the ScotiaBank ATM, chain it to a truck which they had stolen by gunpoint on Saturday night from a man in Discovery Bay and then aimed to drag the heavy machine through the streets of Provo in the hopes of breaking it open to take the cash inside.Magnetic Media saw the crime scene, which forced Police, including their tactical unit to cordon off much of the Blue Hills roundabout area and we saw what was left of the crime.  A black Ford F150 and a huge gray box, apparently chained to the truck when the attempt was said to have been foiled around 4am by patrolling police officers, who were looking for that truck.When Police approached the suspects, they opened fire – on the police and ran into the Kew Town area. In feeling cornered, they again committed a crime and not only reportedly tried to steal a young woman’s car, but shot her first, kicked her about her body after forcing her to the ground.Magnetic Media is told the masked men, two this time, were unable to get that vehicle, the woman, who is a popular manager at Graceway IGA could have been killed… thankfully, she was not, the gunshot to the leg is being treated at hospital.  Police are asking for help to catch the men… they were dressed in all black and safe to say, they are armed and extremely dangerous. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#boldrobberyattempt, #kewtownshootout, #womangetsshotlast_img read more

11 taken into custody after bars and night club raids by law

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 27, 2016 – Police confirm Magnetic Media’s report this morning about a joint,  law enforcers operation on Friday night where bars and night clubs were searched for illegal people engaging in illegal activities and they say 11 people were arrested; eight women and three men.  Officer Kevin Clarke said the joint operation including Police, Immigration and the Integrity Commission held the individuals for several hours of questioning before letting them go.  We are told the Venezuelan women taken in on Friday had no legal status, but were released anyway. Related Items:last_img

Raul Jimenez Wolves can beat anyone

first_imgWolves striker Raul Jimenez believes their 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday proves they can go head-to-head with anyone and come out victoriousNuno Espírito Santo’s side claimed a surprise victory over an in-form Spurs at Wembley, despite going a goal down early on from a Harry Kane strike.But Willy Boly’s header put Wolves back on level terms with Jimenez then stepping up to hand the visitors the lead with an 83rd-minute goal.Portuguese winger Helder Costa then sealed all three points for Wolves with a third goal just four minutes later.Following their 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5 along with draws against the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal, Jimenez is convinced Wolves can beat anyone.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…“I think we played very well in the second half, but I don’t know why we have to be down in the score to come back,” The Mexican told the club website.“We did it against Chelsea, now we did it again. This feeling is amazing.“We knew at half-time that we have a great team, and that we can score some goals to win the game. We thought about that and what we had to do on the pitch.“We never quit, we know that we are a great team, and if we are focused we can do everything, we can win against whoever.”Wolves are now seventh in the Premier League with Crystal Palace awaiting them next on January 2 at home.last_img read more

Faulconer joins Californias Big 11 Mayors to back legislation for 15 billion

first_img KUSI Newsroom April 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — As part of his ongoing efforts to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Wednesday joined the mayors from California’s other 10 largest cities to lobby at the state Capitol for AB 3171, which would allocate $1.5 billion from the state budget to cities addressing the growing homelessness crisis in California.“Homelessness has reached crisis levels across California so it only makes sense for state leaders to team up with cities to fix it,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. “This bill will help cities that are investing in effective homeless and housing solutions that get people back on their feet. Solving this problem means we have to do things differently, so I’m proud to join this bipartisan coalition to call for change.”California’s homeless population now stands at 134,278 – an increase of 16 percent from 2015. Cities across the state are struggling to provide shelter and services with money from their own general funds and voter-approved ballot measures, but those aren’t enough.AB 3171 would support long-term solutions to homelessness, such as permanent housing and rental assistance. It would also immediately provide for emergency measures, including triage shelters and navigation centers with wrap-around services. By leveraging local matching funds, the legislation would result in $3 billion in funding statewide.During his visit, Mayor Faulconer and the other mayors are scheduled to meet with Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Speaker Pro Tem Toni Atkins and other legislative leaders.“Tens of thousands of people are living on the streets in California cities, creating a humanitarian and public safety crisis that shocks the conscience and diminishes cities’ economic vitality,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, chairman of the Big 11 group. “While the state has taken some steps to help, cities still lack the resources to make a demonstrable difference.”AB 3171 is scheduled for its first legislative hearing before the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on April 25. The bill is authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is principal co-author.“Homelessness in California has reached crisis levels,” Ting said. “A partnership with cities is critical if we are going to get people into supportive and transitional housing as quickly as possible.”Already, the City of San Diego has taken several actions to tackle homelessness at the local level, including:Helping more than 1,000 homeless veterans transition to permanent housing through the “Housing Our Heroes” campaign – a partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission.Opening three new Bridge Shelters with a total of 700 beds and supportive services, including job training, mental health and substance abuse counseling, health care and housing navigators to assist individuals with finding a place to live.Expanding a Safe Parking program, providing individuals living in their cars a safe place to park at night, with supportive services.Opening a Transitional Camp Area that helped 24 families with 57 children move into permanent homes before the camp closed in December.Moving forward with plans to open a Housing Navigation Center – a one-stop shop where homeless individuals can be connected to the most appropriate supportive services and housing solutions based on their specific circumstances.Approving plans to open a Transitional Storage Facility where homeless individuals can keep their belongings while they access services, look for a permanent home, go to work, to school or to job interviews.Increasing waste abatement and sanitation efforts downtown, in the riverbeds and in communities most impacted by homelessness.Here’s what other California mayors are saying about the impact of homelessness on their communities and the need for AB 3171:“Cities are on the front lines in the fight against homelessness, and Los Angeles is already investing billions of dollars to get people off the streets,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “But we can’t do it alone — AB 3171 would give us the state funding we need to get all of our unsheltered into homes as soon as possible.”“Homelessness, poverty and addiction are issues that do not stop at city limits or town boundaries,” said San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell. “These are difficulties facing municipalities across California—we need funding from the state to help complement the initiatives we are leading at the local level. Homelessness is the great challenge of our time, but by working together, we can make real, lasting change for Californians everywhere.” KUSI Newsroom, Faulconer joins California’s Big 11 Mayors to back legislation for $1.5 billion to address homeless crisis Posted: April 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lime is recalling electric scooters in San Diego due to fire concerns

first_img Posted: October 31, 2018 October 31, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lime, the electric scooter company, has announced that they are recalling some of their scooters in San Diego due to fire concerns. The company’s press release announced, “We’re writing today to share with you two challenges we have experienced with our hardware and how we are addressing them.  The first has impacted less than 0.01% of our scooter fleet, but we wanted to share what we’re doing to fix it.”The full release is pasted below:In less than 16 months, Lime has empowered millions of riders around the world and helped to fundamentally transform the urban mobility landscape. These successes, however, have come with challenges, opportunities to improve and, above all, the obligation to remain transparent with our community.We’re writing today to share with you two challenges we have experienced with our hardware and how we are addressing them.  The first has impacted less than 0.01% of our scooter fleet, but we wanted to share what we’re doing to fix it.Lime uses many different manufacturers for the production of our bikes and scooters. One of those manufacturers is Segway Ninebot. To help our community identify the health of our scooters, we use a color visualization method to indicate their functional status: purple for special requests and customer service tickets; red for scooters that require immediate attention; yellow indicates a need for charging; and green codes are fully operational scooters.In August of this year, we learned of a potential issue with some Ninebot scooter batteries. The issue arose in one of the two batteries housed on early versions of the scooter; in several isolated instances, a manufacturing defect could result in the battery smoldering or, in some cases, catching fire.We took this issue very seriously. Immediately upon learning of the defect, we worked with Segway Ninebot to create a software program to detect the potentially affected batteries. We then worked independently to create an even more thorough software program to ensure that no potentially faulty scooters remained in circulation. When an affected battery was identified — with a red code — we promptly deactivated the scooter so that no members of the public could ride or charge it.All vulnerable scooters were quickly removed from circulation, minimally impacting service to our Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe markets.  At no time were riders or members of the public put at risk. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, we’ve recently received an unconfirmed report that another Segway Ninebot scooter model may also be vulnerable to battery failure, which we are currently investigating.Lime recently unveiled a new scooter model, known as “Generation 3.0” which features a custom-designed, sturdier frame and redesigned battery, making it more durable and resilient for life on the streets.While we’re confident that the later generations of Lime’s scooters are robust (and this later generation and scooters from manufacturers other than Segway Ninebot comprise the vast majority of our fleet), we will not take any chances, no matter how small, with the safety of our community or the public. Here’s what we’re doing to fix the situation:All Segway Ninebot scooters will now only be charged at Lime’s scooter storage facilities and will no longer be available to Juicers for afterhours charging until we are satisfied that there are no remaining issues with these scooter models.Lime storage and charging facilities globally will be staffed 24/7 by employees specially trained for the safe handling of these particular batteries.We have initiated a new daily diagnostic testing program for all scooters in all of our global markets, regardless of manufacturer, to constantly monitor battery health and efficiency.The second hardware challenge we’ve experienced are reports that the baseboards from one scooter manufacturer, Okai, can sometimes break when subjected to repeated abuse.  As part of our scooter deployment process, we conduct rigorous stress and safety testing on all models, including the Okai model in use. We also consistently and thoroughly educate our riders on the correct and safest ways to ride.  Nevertheless, it’s possible for Okai baseboards to crack or break if ridden off a curb at high speed. We are currently studying this issue and incorporating these learnings into our design process. Scooters are a new mode of transportation and Lime, together with the micro-mobility industry, remains committed to ensuring everyone knows how to ride safely.Lime takes full responsibility for our scooters. The safety of our riders, Juicers and community is our highest priority, and we will continue to hold our equipment manufacturers and ourselves to the highest possible standard.In the coming weeks, Lime will be announcing industry-first initiatives designed to help us fulfill the promise of being the global leader in safe, smart micro-mobility innovation and technology KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 11:46 AM Lime is recalling electric scooters in San Diego due to fire concerns Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom FacebookTwitterlast_img read more