Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out the prospect of Arsene Wenger taking charge of AC Milan as he won’t fancy the challenge involvedThe former Arsenal boss has been linked with a surprise move to AC Milan due to his connection with new chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who left the Gunners in October.But former Milan star Ibrahimovic can’t imagine any scenario that sees Wenger ever head off to the San Siro.“I think it’s more likely that I’ll come back to Milan than Arsene Wenger will go there,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“I don’t think he wants to go to Italy and face that challenge. Milan is not an easy challenge.”The Swedish striker enjoyed a stellar first season in the MLS with new club LA Galaxy.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Ibrahimovic managed 22 goals and seven assists in 26 MLS games, but was unable to help Galaxy reach a playoff spot.The 37-year-old is uncertain over what the future holds for him.“I don’t know what I’m going to do, I know that a lot of European clubs are interested, but I’m happy here,” Ibrahimovic added.“I love my life here and my family do too.“And I need a challenge, a reason to keep playing: I don’t want to go to a club just because I’m Zlatan Ibrahimovic.“I want to go to make a difference. That’s what I’ve always done, everywhere.”
Ex-Germany international Dietmar Hamann doubts Bayern Munich would be able to beat Liverpool in the Champions League knockout stagesNiko Kovac’s side finished top of Group E following their 3-3 draw at Ajax on Wednesday night with Bayern only dropping points twice in their six games.But Hamann, who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and started his playing career at Bayern, reckons the German club must hope they do not get drawn against the Reds for a last-16 tie.“Liverpool and Atletico [Madrid] are the strongest of the teams that ended in second place,” Hamann wrote on his column for Sky.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“What Liverpool showed was amazingly impressive once again. Klopp and his team are the last opponents I’d want to face.“I think Bayern would have little chance against them in the round of 16. For me, Bayern are not in the extended circle of favourites for the first time in many years.“The Reds lost three games away from home and still progressed. Sometimes, such things trigger something very special in a team.”The draw for the last-16 stage of the 2018/19 Champions League will be made on Monday at 12:00 (CET).
KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom EL CENTRO (KUSI) – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and a 23-year-old woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine over the weekend, officials said.The incident happened around noon on Sunday at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint near El Centro, Border Patrol Press Officer Ralph DeSio said.Agents found a hidden compartment in the driver and passenger side floorboards after a canine team alerted them to the cabin of the 2002 Chrysler sedan driven by the woman.The floorboards contained 40.34 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $133,122, DeSio said.The woman, a U.S. citizen, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation. July 10, 2018 Man and woman arrested in El Centro for smuggling 40 pounds of meth Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
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Applauds Estate Tax Provisions in LegislationThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is celebrating the final passage of legislation that includes a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and ASA-supported estate tax provisions. The House passed H.R. 4853 by a vote of 277-148. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the legislation as early as this afternoon.”Retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax credit through Dec. 31, 2011, represents a significant legislative achievement on a key ASA priority,” said ASA President Alan Kemper, a soybean farmer from Lafayette, Ind. “Soybean farmers greatly appreciate the work of Congress and the Administration to get this legislation passed before the end of the year.”The biodiesel tax credit has been expired for 349 days, resulting in job losses and undermining the United States’ ability to increase production of domestic renewable biodiesel. Biodiesel production in 2010 decreased over 35 percent from the previous year. The biodiesel tax credit has a direct impact on jobs and is critical to supporting the biodiesel industry, a major market for U.S. soybean oil and a key factor in supporting domestic soybean prices in recent years.”It’s been a long process and ASA has worked tirelessly since the tax credit’s expiration to get it reinstated,” Kemper said. “ASA farmer-leaders have met with Members of Congress on numerous occasions, supported by ASA members, the National Biodiesel Board, and supporters who have responded to our Action Alerts by calling and emailing their representatives in an effort to get a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax credit passed.”The one-dollar-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive is structured in a manner that makes biodiesel more competitive with petroleum diesel fuel in the market place. Absent the tax incentive, biodiesel is more expensive than conventional diesel fuel.ASA and its state affiliates successfully championed the original biodiesel incentive that became law in 2004. In 2005, ASA also achieved its goal when the landmark Energy Bill extended the biodiesel tax incentive through 2008. And in 2010, ASA successfully worked for the inclusion of soy biodiesel in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires the use of 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2011.In addition to reinstating the tax incentive, the legislation includes provisions that will raise the exclusion level to $5 million per spouse and lower the tax rate on estates exceeding the exclusion to 35 percent. Passage of this legislation will strengthen the business climate for farm and ranch families and help to ensure that agricultural businesses can be passed to future generations.”ASA supports the estate tax provisions of this bill and thanks the House for not making changes to the legislation,” Kemper said. “Without those provisions, family farm operations would have been put at risk and succession to the next generation of farmers would have been threatened.”Without the new estate tax provisions, the exclusion amount would have gone to $1 million with a tax rate of 55 percent on Jan. 1. With farmland in many regions selling for $5,000 per acre or more, it takes only 200 acres of land to reach the exclusion value of $1 million, which was inadequate to account for the value of machinery, livestock, and buildings necessary to a capital-intensive farming operation.
ASA welcomed today’s establishment by the White House of a task force to address the challenges facing America’s farmers. According to an executive order issued by the White House, the task force, to be led by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, will identify policy areas where executive branch agencies can take action to improve economic development, job growth, infrastructure improvements, technological innovation, energy security, and quality of life for rural America and U.S. farmers. ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Ill., applauded the creation of the task force in a statement issued today:“It is encouraging that President Trump’s executive order recognizes the vital work that farmers do for our fellow Americans. By noting specifically that a reliable, safe and affordable food supply is critical to our success and stability as a nation, President Trump sets a firm foundation for future conversations with our industry. We are confident that Secretary Perdue will be a productive and forward-thinking guide for these conversations.“The multiple functions of the task force will help move our industry forward, and specific directives like addressing regulatory barriers farmers face and investing in the infrastructure on which our industry depends will directly address some of our most significant challenges. As the task force begins its work, we want to ensure a constant line of communication between ASA and other farm organizations and the task force so that this group can function as effectively and successfully as possible. We look forward to opportunities to sit down with President Trump, Secretary Perdue, and others in the administration to provide input on how the task force can best serve soybean farmers.”
Clark County’s top public health official said Thursday that a child who recently tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 was in a play area at Lake Shore Athletic Club while possibly contagious.Dr. Alan Melnick said parents whose children visited the play area at the club in west Hazel Dell between July 10 and Aug. 4 should watch for symptoms.The club voluntarily closed the play area Thursday, Melnick said. The play area will be disinfected and remain closed until the health department determines there’s no risk for exposure.The child’s positive test for E. coli was reported to the health department.The original source of infection is not known, Melnick said.He said the child is doing OK. Melnick said the athletic club staff gave the health department attendance records of children who were in the play area, and the health department has been trying to contact more than 100 families.E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterial infection that can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that may be bloody. Fever is usually mild or nonexistent.
New state panel would keep eye on CRC projectColumbia River Crossing officials fired back at the Coast Guard late Monday, saying the agency failed for five years to mention any concerns about the planned 95-foot clearance under the new Interstate 5 bridge being too low.The Columbian reported on Friday that the Coast Guard –which must give the go-ahead to bridge plans — told the CRC that plans for the $3.2 billion project included a bridge that won’t allow all ships and cargos to fit underneath.At least seven groups, including Vancouver’s Thompson Metal Fab, have come forward saying their work requires more than 100 feet of clearance, a need the Coast Guard says the CRC should have taken into account and planned for.On Monday, CRC Director Nancy Boyd emailed several documents to state legislators and others, detailing more than a dozen times since 2004 that the Coast Guard could have provided comments on the project.Boyd said particularly telling was that the Coast Guard did not say a word during the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, released in 2008.
Employers in Clark County added a net 1,300 jobs in the 12 months through January, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday.In the private sector, employers added 1,800 jobs between January 2011 and 2012. Public sector employers, however, cut 500 jobs — a continuing drag on the local economy that left a net gain of 1,300 jobs year over year.The county’s unemployment rate in January — a preliminary 9 percent — likely faces an upward revision to account for unemployed Clark County residents who previously worked in Oregon. That preliminary jobless rate compares with a revised 13.9 percent unemployment rate in January 2011. The county’s private sector gains were concentrated in manufacturing, which added 500 jobs, and education and health services, which also increased payrolls by 500 jobs.
Wearing a crown adorned with homemade bunny ears, Tabitha Smith swayed from side to side Thursday, awaiting her first Easter egg hunt at the Washington State School for the Blind.The 12-year-old had transferred from Bellingham in November. She had only hunted eggs with masses of sighted kids and without the benefit of an electronic beep guiding her to the Easter basket bounty.“I’ve had disastrous egg hunts before where I only got two eggs,” she said.“That won’t happen here,” said Jamy Pinter, 33, her sighted guide who stayed by her side during the hunt.Tabitha was among 50 students from the Washington State School for the Blind and 35 sighted volunteers who joined in the Easter egg hunt.The event was produced by the CenturyLink Pioneers’ Oregon Chapter, consisting of active and retired Qwest employees and retirees from former Bell System companies. They came prepared with 51 electronic Easter eggs, 100 pounds of candy and 52 dozen plastic eggs. They also had baskets and stuffed animals for each child.Similar egg hunts are produced by CenturyLink at state schools for the blind around the country.Dee Dudek, the CenturyLink Pioneer who is the head Easter bunny behind the fifth-annual event, said, “there isn’t a kid who won’t go home with a basket that isn’t full.”As the day warmed from a snowy start, CenturyLink employees and retirees from the region donned bunny ears to help kids steer clear of obstacles.
A 23-year-old Vancouver woman was briefly hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a Freightliner truck collided with her car on Interstate 205, Washington State Patrol said.According to police, a truck driven by Iurii Balko, 28, of Kent crossed into the right lane on northbound I-205, crashing into a 2006 Suzuki Forenza driven by Jessica Madison. The collision happened near 18th Street around 12:47 p.m.An ambulance transported Madison to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for treatment for possible neck and back injuries, but she was later released, hospital officials said. She was wearing her seat belt, police said.Police cited Balko for an improper lane change for failing to grant the right of way. Madison’s car was totaled. Balko’s truck sustained $1,000 worth of damage and was driven from the scene, police said.
Woodland Public Schools is sponsoring the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children this summer, offering children younger than 18 free breakfast and lunch on weekdays.The meals will be served Mondays through Fridays at Woodland Middle/High School Commons, 755 Park St., until Aug. 16. The program started Monday. The program will not serve meals on Wednesday, July 4, or Thursday, July 5.Breakfast is served between 8:30 to 9 a.m. Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.For more information, call Stacy Brown at 360-841-2715.
Testimony began Wednesday in the jury trial of a Snohomish man accused of being a lookout during a home invasion robbery Dec. 19 in Ridgefield, in which a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen.Jarrod A. Wiebe, 27, is charged in Clark County Superior Court with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery, second-degree extortion, first-degree criminal impersonation, and 10 counts of firearm theft.In an agreement with prosecutors, three of his friends, including the group’s ringleader, pleaded guilty Monday to multiple charges.“The state’s theory is that even though Mr. Wiebe may not have been the actual person who commissioned these crimes, by virtue of (being an accomplice), he is just as culpable as his cohorts,” said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu during opening statements Wednesday.Wiebe’s attorney, Chris Ramsay, said Wiebe was outside the home at the time of the crimes and didn’t participate in threatening the victim, tying up the victim or demanding money and firearms from the victim.“In the end, you are going to know the other three certainly committed all of these crimes, but you’ll have doubt about (whether) Mr. Wiebe’s contribution, if any, added up to accomplice liability,” Ramsay said.
• Harris Dusenbery was a co-winner in 2012 of the Community Foundation’s first-ever Lifetime of Giving Award, honoring years of philanthropic generosity by Dusenbery and his wife, Evelyn, who died in 2008. Another award went to Margaret Colf Hepola, who died in December.• Charles Minot Dole, president of the National Ski Patrol, lobbied Army officials in 1940 to train troops in mountain and winter warfare. His effort led to the creation of what became the 10th Mountain Division.For MoreRead about Dusenbery’s memories of Armistice DayWhen Harris Dusenbery fought for the cause of freedom during World War II, he wanted to remain as free as possible. So he volunteered for the ski troops.“The lowest-ranking person in the 10th Mountain Division had more freedom and less regimentation” than any other soldier, the 100-year-old Vancouver veteran said. “I figured I was going to be drafted within a year, and I heard (the 10th Mountain Division) was going to stop taking volunteers.”To ensure he got his preferred slot, Dusenbery enlisted.He certainly had other options. Born in 1914, Dusenbery graduated from Reed College in 1936 with a degree in political science. He went to work as a Social Security official in 1940 in Portland, where Harris and wife Evelyn started their family. Their son David was already on the way when the U.S. entered the war.
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