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September 4, 2021

Mnuchin says US-China trade deal could be sealed within two rounds of talks

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Harry Robertson Beijing struck back with levies on $110bn of US goods, targeting chemicals, coal and soybeans.Earlier this month, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde voiced concerns that trade tensions between the two superpowers were hurting the global economy.Lagarde said that tariff increases on goods traded between the US and China could reduce both countries’ GDP. “Nobody wins a trade war,” she said.Read more: European stock markets rise ahead of US-China trade talksVice Premier of China, Liu He, will fly to Washington in May to attend a further round of trade talks. whatsapp Mnuchin says US-China trade deal could be sealed within two rounds of talks Tags: Christine Lagarde Donald Trump IMF Peoplecenter_img whatsapp Mnuchin told Fox Business Network that within the next two rounds of discussions it will become clear whether talks have succeeded or failed.Mnuchin said there was “more work to do”, adding: “I think there is a strong desire from both sides to see if we can wrap this up or move on.”He said: “We hope within the next two rounds, in China and in [Washington] DC, to get to the point where we can either recommend to the president that we have a deal or recommend that we don’t.”Trade talks are due to resume again this week, with Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer travelling to Beijing today to try to thrash out a deal to avoid further tariffs.US President Donald Trump has long complained about China’s trading practices. In September 2018, the Trump administration slapped tariffs on $200bn (£155bn) worth of Chinese goods. Monday 29 April 2019 1:21 pm US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said today that he hopes the United States and China can reach a trade deal using two more rounds of talks.Read more: US trade deficit shrinks as exports to China surgelast_img read more

September 4, 2021

Brexit Day celebrations: How the UK is marking 31 January

first_imgVisitors can arrive anytime between 5pm and 8pm today, the event’s Facebook page says. City Hall has urged people to try to get to the free event by 8pm for the mysterious guest speaker. Read more: Downing Street to hold lights display and countdown to mark Brexit Day He will also place emphasis on “unleashing the enormous potential of British people” as the country embarks on a new chapter. The PM will urge people to “come together and move forward united”. The EU flag will continue flying even after the UK departs the bloc, Sturgeon has said. Comedians and bands will supposedly make an appearance. And speakers will include Ann Widdecombe, Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Brexit Party chair Richard Tice. He will add: “We will mobilise the full breadth of our new freedoms- from encouraging technology and innovation to signing new free trade deals around the world. Brexit coins You do not need to have registered your interest to attend as anyone can come along and join in this joyful occasion. All are welcome to join us in marking this constitutional milestone in friendship and unity. “As we maximise all the freedoms the British people voted to grasp, we must also work to heal divisions and reunite our communities.” To the delight of Brexiters, at 11pm tonight Prime Minister Boris Johnson will conclude the first stage of Brexit after the EU voted to approve the UK’s departure. “In my opinion, there has been far too much political posturing in negotiations between the UK and the EU up until now.” While Remainers fret about the end of free movement and the future of the UK economy, Brexiters are adamant the benefits outweigh any risks. Bearing the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations”, the coin also has the date 31 January inscribed on it. So it’s no surprise there are plenty of events planned to commemorate the big day. Here we list the ways the UK will mark the cutting of the cord with the EU. Read more: Why the City will be caught up in the Brexit fish fight Downing Street’s countdown clock Number 10 will illuminate its black bricks with a light display. It is intended to symbolise the strength and unity of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Nigel Farage’s decades-long dream will finally transpire on Brexit Day whatsapp Great Britain will finally cut its ties with the European Union on 31 January after that date was repeatedly delayed. There are just three days to go until Brexit! The plans for our Brexit Celebration event in Parliament Square on January 31 are set. It is a once-in-a-lifetime party and we want it to go as smoothly as possible. Buildings around Whitehall will also light up as the Union Jack flag flies on every flag pole in Parliament Square. Friday 31 January 2020 1:47 pm The government was forced to melt down 1m 50p Brexit coins featuring the wrong departure date last year when the 31 October date was delayed. Organisers of the fundraiser, StandUp4Brexit, failed to convince the authorities to accept the public’s cash instead. Boris Johnson’s Brexit Day speech Read more: Boris Johnson signs Brexit deal to pave the way for UK to leave bloc Share Scotland’s Sturgeon flag-flying The Treasury has melted down Brexit Day coins with the wrong dates on (Credit: Treasury) Brexiters raised £270,000 after officials said it would cost £500,000 to arrange for London’s famous bell to chime. It is currently cloaked in scaffolding amid renovation. Treasury chancellor Sajid Javid has unveiled a commemorative 50p Brexit coin to celebrate the UK’s departure. The coin is being boycotted by a large number of Remainers which include Alistair Campbell and Lord Adonis. Javid’s new coins face a boycott over punctuation. Author Philip Pullman criticised it for failing to use an Oxford comma, which is used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items. Wetherspoons will mark Brexit Day with cheaper EU pints Read more: Brexit Day marks the end of the beginning of the UK’s departure from the EU It comes as Sturgeon’s SNP party presses the case for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Voters narrowly rejected independence in 2014, two years before the Brexit vote. And Tory MP Mark Francois and co-organiser rebecca Ryan said they would donate the money to charity Help for Heroes instead. The Westminster festivities will take place between 9pm and 11pm, hosted by Farage’s erstwhile Brexit campaign Leave Means Leave. Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, will fly the EU flag over the headquarters of the Scottish government headquarters. Read more: Taxpayers will foot the bill for the Treasury’s melted 50p Brexit coins The Treasury later confirmed UK taxpayers will foot the bill. whatsappcenter_img Brexit Day celebrations: How the UK is marking 31 January Leave Means Leave party in Parliament Square The Shine a Light Through the Darkness protest in London will occur alongside similar demonstrations in Brighton and Bournemouth. A countdown clock will also be projected onto the Prime Minister’s residence from 10pm to mark the last hour of the UK’s membership of the EU. Johnson will reportedly ask the public  to grasp the opportunity they voted for in the Brexit referendum.  Remainer protest at the London Eye “At the same time we want to remain friends with our European neighbours and offer a range of drinks at an excellent price. Brexit Day celebrations will mark 31 January as a controversial but historic day in the UK’s history (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Brexit Day celebrations: How the UK is marking 31 January Downing Street will hold a lights display on 31 January Whichever side of the debate you stand on, Brexit will go down as a defining moment in the history of the United Kingdom. Aforementioned boss Tim Martin will cut prices of EU drinks like Becks, Peroni and Estrella from 31 January until 29 February. British pub chain Wetherspoons will slash the prices of 10 pints on Brexit Day. After nearly four years since the EU referendum in June 2016, Brexit Day is upon us. Tags: Brexit Yet a plethora of unanswered questions persist over the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Johnson has given himself until the end of 2020 to reach a trade deal with the bloc, but EU leaders have warned this is not enough time.  Prime Minister Johnson will deliver a special address to the nation to mark the historic Brexit Day. Khan spoke with City A.M. about Brexit, Uber and the 2020 London mayor elections in an exclusive interview today. An email to Brexit Party supporters earlier this week reportedly read: House of Commons authorities refused to sanction government funding to pay £50,000 per bong. Read more: Wetherspoons slashes drink prices to celebrate Brexit Day Around 3m Brexit coins will enter circulation around the UK on Friday, with a further 7m following later this year. Boris Johnson will be the first to receive one, according to reports. Activists will shine torch lights to highlight the negative impact they claim Brexit will have on the NHS and workers’ rights. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has opened the doors of City Hall to offer EU citizens based in London free legal advice and emotional support. No Big Ben Brexit Day Bong But Javid said: “Leaving the European Union is a turning point in our history and this coin marks the beginning of this new chapter.” “Every cloud has a silver lining and in this case it is that our military veterans that have been wounded in the service of their country will now receive a very substantial donation, thanks to your generosity.” Brexit Day celebrations will mark 31 January as a controversial but historic day in the UK’s history (AFP via Getty Images) EU citizens resident in the UK must apply for settled status by 30 June 2021. If successful, they can then apply for citizenship around 12 months later. Brexit Party founder Nigel Farage won the green light to hold Brexit Day celebrations in Parliament Square tomorrow. Sadiq Khan’s London is Open event Big Ben was ruled out from chiming in Brexit Day due to the £50,000 per bong price tag The original Brexit date was 29 March 2019. But that was pushed back to 31 October and then 31 January 2020, 10 months after it was first scheduled. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableNews SharperChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoNews Sharperzenherald.comArchie Issued New Birth Certificate After Harry’s Title A group of Remain-voting demonstrators will protest Brexit at the South Bank today. Boris Johnson secured a Brexit deal in parliament after Theresa May failed to do so three times Nicola Sturgeon is pressing the case for a second Scottish independence referendum on Brexit Day Alessandro Schiavone All Wetherspoons pubs will run the promotion, as Martin said: “Many of our customers are keen to celebrate Brexit. SNP politicians are set to attend “vigils around the country” today, it is reported. One thing that won’t be happening is Big Ben bonging in Brexit at 11pm tomorrow. Show Comments ▼ Wetherspoons cuts price of EU pintslast_img read more

August 24, 2021

Death or transition: A transgender woman’s journey to happiness

first_imgArts & Culture | Community | Health | Juneau | SyndicatedDeath or transition: A transgender woman’s journey to happinessAugust 21, 2015 by Lisa Phu Share:In the past, Jennifer Fletcher refused to believe transitioning would make her happy. “I’m very pleased to note that I was absurdly wrong,” she says. (Photo composite by Lisa Phu and David Purdy/KTOO)It’s been a year since Juneau resident Jennifer Fletcher started to publicly present herself as a woman, less than two years since she first started to shed her male identity and rebuild herself as female. But the inner journey to get to that point began long before then.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jennifer Fletcher used to spend up to five hours a day escaping reality. She’d play games on the computer, visit websites for the transgender community, “Pretty much anything I could do to not focus on the present, not focus on how things actually were so I could actually at least attempt to function throughout the rest of the day,” she says.She’d go through binge and purge cycles of cross dressing. She regularly thought about suicide. Fletcher was severely depressed.“I was continuously hiding who I was and trying to quite literally leave no mark on the world,” she says.Fletcher is 33 and moved to Juneau as a teenager.On any given Friday night now, you can almost always find her at social night run by SEAGLA, the Southeast Alaska lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization in Juneau.But it took her a long time to realize she was transgender, even though signs throughout her life pointed to it.“Let’s just say that I had consistently wished from the time I was about 12 on every star, on every birthday that I’d wake up as the female version of myself,” Fletcher says.As an adolescent, she’d wear her mother’s clothes when she was home by herself, taking items from the laundry so no one would notice.Fletcher was 14 when she first tried to castrate herself. She tried again when she was 15.“I was actively envying all the girls who were going through their own puberties, their own processes and just not very happy with what was going on. While I have occasionally, temporarily, appreciated having things like facial hair or greater strength or things of that sort, they just aren’t me,” Fletcher says.But in her teens, she refused to consider she was transgender. Fletcher went to high school in Juneau, but was born in Laramie, Wyoming, where gay college student Matthew Shepherd was murdered in 1998. She learned being different wasn’t safe.She saw transgender individuals on talk shows where they were mocked and laughed at.“At that point in time, society was teaching individuals like myself that no, it’s not OK to be. That if you wanted to actually have any chance of happiness that you had better suppress what’s going on and you had better hope that you aren’t really,” Fletcher says.She says finally deciding to transition almost two years ago didn’t stem from courage, but from an utter sense of fear.“I was faced with what I thought were basically two alternatives – death or transition. Whether it would’ve been death by suicide or by the slow gradual path of alcoholism or whatever other coping mechanisms I attempted to use that would’ve inevitably failed,” Fletcher says.She chose transition. Fletcher dropped what she calls the male mask and started rebuilding herself. She came out to close family and friends and started dressing as a woman at social functions. Fletcher eventually started the medical process and taking hormones. At each step, she was so afraid of rejection.“Almost all of the hurdles I’ve experienced in my transition have been self-imposed. They’ve all been fears that may have had a legitimate base, but had invariably been blown completely out of proportion into these vast monsters that seemed like I’d be incapable of standing against,” Fletcher says.When I ask Fletcher what her prior first name was, she doesn’t tell me, “Not particularly relevant, I don’t think.”She says there tends to be an overemphasis on who people once were or appeared to be.“I had been looking at some old photos of myself and actually opted to post some of them on Facebook just to kind of show how very different a person I am now. One of my friends actually said outright that they felt they were looking at a dead person, which I think actually sums up how I was feeling in those photos as well,” Fletcher says.She does a lot of things she used to do before she transitioned, like rock climb, play board games, read. But she says her priorities have shifted.“Before I actually started this process, I was merely existing in the world and, to be honest, waiting to die. Now I am actually alive and the difference is quite amazing,” Fletcher says.And she wants to make a difference. Fletcher helps run a transgender support group in Juneau called the Trans* Alaska Pipeline. She wants to make finding medical and professional resources easier. She wants to help others avoid some of the internal conflict she had and help them face their fears, one monster at a time.Share this story:last_img read more

August 24, 2021

Jamie Bursell appointed to open Juneau Assembly seat

first_imgJuneau | Local GovernmentJamie Bursell appointed to open Juneau Assembly seatFebruary 11, 2016 by Lisa Phu Share:The Juneau Assembly as of January, before Karen Crane resigned to run for mayor. Jamie Bursell was just named as her replacement. (Image courtesy City and Borough of Juneau website)The nine-member Juneau Assembly is whole again after the appointment of Jamie Bursell. She’s filling the District 2 seat left vacant by Karen Crane, who’s running for mayor.Bursell, whose appointment was announced Thursday, was up against six other candidates. They were interviewed during a special assembly meeting on Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl said several in the pool would’ve made good assembly members, but he was particularly impressed with Bursell’s interview.“Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad-strokes policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable way for assembly members to go after the budget work,” Kiehl said.Bursell has lived in Juneau for almost 20 years. She has an extensive history of volunteering within the school district and the community. She served two years on the Juneau Fluoride Study Commission. In 2001, she received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year award from the University of Alaska Southeast, where she taught human anatomy and physiology.She’s now a medical assistant and technician at the Juneau Pain Center. She’s also a triathlon coach and owns a triathlon training business.Bursell’s appointment will last until the municipal election in October.The next regular assembly meeting is Feb. 29. Share this story:last_img read more

July 13, 2021

It looks like Theresa May’s Home Office plans to restrict visas of foreign graduates have been derailed by George Osborne

first_imgTuesday 6 January 2015 6:17 pm Share More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Tags: George Osborne People Theresa May UK immigrationcenter_img whatsapp Lynsey Barber Show Comments ▼ Theresa May’s plans to kick foreign students out of the UK after they graduate look like they’ve been derailed after being widely slammed by business groups, politicians and entrepreneur James Dyson.George Osborne is said to have quashed the Home Secretary’s plans to force foreign students to leave the UK before re-applying for work visas, the FT reports. The policy will not be part of the Conservative party manifesto it said, quoting a Tory official as saying the policy of international students being allowed to stay when they graduate if they find a job paying more than £24,000 remains in place.Conservative City MP Mark Field hit out at May’s plan saying it would damage London. “We get some fantastic students… the type of people any country should be looking to encourage. Anything that makes them feel unwelcome can’t enhance [London’s reputation],” he told City A.M. in December.A senior Lib Dem source called it a “silly idea” while renowned British entrepreneur James Dyson attacked the “short-sighted” measure. The Institute of Directors and Guy Levin, the head of the Coalition for a Digital Economy also voiced criticism of May’s plan. It looks like Theresa May’s Home Office plans to restrict visas of foreign graduates have been derailed by George Osborne last_img read more

July 13, 2021

Blogger Guido Fawkes gets in a tank to save Jeremy Clarkson from BBC axe

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: BBC Political blogger Guido Fawkes has arrived at the BBC’s Broadcasting house to deliver a petition demanding the reinstatement of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson.Always one for drama, Guido traveled in style to hand in the petition, driving to the BBC in tank. An occasionally fierce critic of the Beeb, Guido has been backing Clarkson from the outset of his suspension following a “fracas” with a producer. [email protected] looks a weeeee bit Soviet in this pic— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) March 20, 2015The online petition supporting Clarkson is within a whisker of reaching one million signatures. The tank arrived at BBC headquarters driven by none other than Top Gear’s own Stig (or at least someone dressed like him). The tank, or more accurately “self-propelled gun”, was reported to have broken down several times but has since been repaired.— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) March 20, 2015Last night, the Top Gear presenter told a charity event in he thinks will be sacked after launching a scathing attack on BBC management. Clarkson is reported to have called BBC execs a bunch of “f*****g b*****s”.Clarkson is alleged to have punched producer Oisin Tymon for bringing him a cold supper instead of a steak. The BBC’s internal investigation into the incident will be given to the director general next week.”Once this has been considered, we will set out any further steps”, said a BBC spokesman. “The BBC will not be offering further commentary until then”.  As one of the Beeb’s most popular shows, Top Gear reaches an estimated global audience of 350m ‘STIG’ DELIVERS MILLION SIGNATURE CLARKSON PETITION TO BBC… IN A TANK— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) March 20, 2015 Share Jeff Misenti Friday 20 March 2015 7:36 am More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Blogger Guido Fawkes gets in a tank to save Jeremy Clarkson from BBC axe last_img read more

June 15, 2021

State soccer: Ridgefield, Columbia River, Hockinson celebrate final four berths

first_imgI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel guestLabel Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentscenter_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Name*Email*Website State soccer: Ridgefield, Columbia River, Hockinson celebrate final four berthsPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Thursday, November 21, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 Three from Clark County have advanced to semifinals in same classification It is possibly, most likely, probably a first.There are three Clark County teams in the state’s final four in one classification in Class 2A girls soccer, which will be played this week in Shoreline.Ridgefield, Columbia River, and Hockinson make up 75 percent of the teams remaining in the bracket. With Ridgefield and Hockinson set to play in one semifinal, Clark County is guaranteed to have at least one team in the finals. And if Columbia River beats Selah in the other semifinal, the county will be assured of having a state championship squad. Please take a look at our video of the three teams celebrating each other’s accomplishments.It very well could be the first time that three teams from the county have made it to the semifinals in any sport sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.Let’s call it unprecedented* with an asterisk.OK, the WIAA’s archives show brackets from 2003 to present or 2001 to present, depending on the sport. All previous tournament archives are sometimes difficult to read and there have been some miscues in those archives. Still, even without all the data from previous years, it would be unlikely for three teams from the same league to make it to the final four in any sport because years ago it was rare for three teams to even qualify for state.Just in case we’ve missed something, we’ll use the asterisk.Regardless, an impressive feat from an impressive league.Last week, the Ridgefield Spudders won their second consecutive 2A state volleyball title. There is a 75 percent chance of a soccer title. And Hockinson has won the past two football titles and remains alive in the quarterfinals this fall. Looking back, that is eight state championships in traditional team sports in the past seven sports seasons for the league, with five schools represented. Fall of 2019: Ridgefield volleyballSpring of 2019: Woodland softballWinter of 2018-19: Washougal girls basketballFall of 2018: Hockinson football, Ridgefield volleyballSpring of 2018: Woodland softball, Columbia River boys soccerFall of 2017: Hockinson football(Oh, and some athletic directors like to point out that Mark Morris won the bowling title in the winter of 2018. Yes, a team title, but not a traditional team sport. Although the WIAA did consider bowling only a team sport when it as first sanctioned.)As a reminder, a traditional team sport, by our definition, is a sport that does not also have individual champions.Class 2A state girls soccerSemifinals and FinalsShoreline StadiumFriday6 p.m.: Hockinson vs. Ridgefield8 p.m.: Columbia River vs. SelahSaturdayChampionship match:4 p.m.: Friday’s winnersThird-place match:Noon: Semifinal losersTickets: $11, $8, $8 for a daily ticket for adults, seniors/military, students or $20, $14, $14 for two-day pass. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyHockinsonLatestRidgefieldVancouvershare 0 Previous : Camas-Washougal Volunteer Firefighters Turkey Carnival to be held this weekend Next : Clark County TODAY • Episode 6 • Nov. 22, 2019AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

June 11, 2021

Local AirBnB host scammed out of thousands of dollars

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorLocal AirBnB host scammed out of thousands of dollars Oct. 07, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorFeaturedNewsReal EstateLocal AirBnB host scammed out of thousands of dollarsBrennon Dixson8 months agoAirBnB hostDanielle DuvaleinfluencerscammedFile image Like so many of her peers across the Westside, local resident Sinta Jimenez has rented out her house on Airbnb in the past to make some extra money. She’s never had a problem until she returned home Sunday and discovered she had lost more than $6,000-worth of items.As somebody who has rented her home out on the popular platform before, Jimenez said she had no idea she would run into trouble with Danielle Duvale when she allowed the “online influencer” to book her apartment while away on a monthlong trip.“She was staying in my house from September to October so she was here for a month,” Jimenez said in an interview Tuesday when she recounted what life has been like since returning from her travels. “I arrived late Sunday evening around 9 p.m. and we noticed pretty much right away that things were missing.”Half of a dining set, books, blankets and a Yves Saint Laurent handbag worth more than a $1,000 were all taken — and that’s not even the half of it, according to Jimenez, who said she first noticed that all of the clothes in her closet smelled like body odor.“I’m a trusting person so I thought maybe she hung up her clothes next to mine…. There could’ve been a reason for my clothes smelling bad but then, as I started trying to do laundry — and all the things you do when you come home from a trip — I started noticing nearly $6,000 of our things were missing and we’re still tallying everything up,” Jimenez said.So, the longtime creative tried to use her contacts in the arts scene to find the alleged thief, but no one had any information or knew any recent projects she was undertaking.“If you see her Instagram, the whole time she is posting new clothes and nice houses so I guess the scam is she (rents) Airbnb in nice neighborhoods like Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, and then I would not be surprised if she has been stealing from them as well,” Jimenez said. “I don’t even know how to get in contact with other Airbnb hosts because it’s private information but she stole six grand; She stole kimonos that I like from Japan that I’ve had for years and stuff like that. She stole intimate apparel; She stole jackets that belonged to my daughter; She even took some cups from a set — not the whole set — half….I mean, that’s literally my hat she’s wearing on her social media and nobody would know she stole it,” Jimenez added.“So, we filed a report with the Santa Monica Police and they came over last night after my partner had tried to call her and ask her to return the items before we involved the police. She was totally in denial and hostile,” Jimenez said, mentioning Duvale has since blocked her on Instagram.“I’ve basically come to realize that no one is going to help with this unless we find her. I was researching the protections that Airbnb offers through insurance and things like that — and it looks like they aren’t always willing to replace items even though they advertise, ‘Come join this great community. We’ll protect your home up to a million dollars,’” Jimenez said. “But I guess this woman will continue to scam unless we find out something about her like where she works.“The reported behavior has no place on Airbnb, and we are working with the host to initiate a claim through our $1 million Host Guarantee,” an Airbnb spokesperson said Tuesday night. “We’ve suspended the booking guest’s account and stand ready to support the Santa Monica Police Department in their investigation.”SMPD confirmed receipt of the report but had no additional comment at press [email protected] :AirBnB hostDanielle Duvaleinfluencerscammedshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRed Cross Partners with Panda Express to Support Disaster ReliefActivists, scientists, authors among ‘genius grant’ fellowsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

May 27, 2021

FWP Seeking Input on Plan for North Shore Wildlife Management Area along Flathead Lake

first_imgMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking public input on a proposed management plan for wildlife habitat along the north shore of Flathead Lake.The new plan identifies objectives for wildlife habitat, weed management, infrastructure, and public recreation throughout the 427-acre the North Shore Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located approximately seven miles southeast of Kalispell. The plan also lists proposed management actions that would help achieve those objectives. The WMA is traditional farmland that features a mix of cultivated grain fields, seasonally flooded grasslands, and wooded uplands along Flathead Lake.Owned and managed by FWP, the property abuts the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 1,887-acre North Shore Waterfowl Production Area, which includes conservation easements held on private land by Montana Land Reliance and Flathead Land Trust. Together, the two public areas protect the longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline on Flathead Lake. They also help support over 229 bird species. Annually, these areas host tens of thousands of migrating waterfowl that rest and feed along the north shore.“Flathead Lake’s north shore is an important landscape for many reasons, including its role as a critical staging area for migratory waterfowl,” said Franz Ingelfinger, restoration ecologist with FWP in Region 1.“FWP’s primary goal for the North Shore WMA is to manage seasonal wetlands and agricultural fields to provide resting and refueling habitat for migratory waterfowl,” Ingelfinger added. “The secondary goals include promoting habitat for upland game birds, songbirds and other nongame bird species, and to provide public opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hunting and bird watching.”Under the proposed management plan, FWP would strive to promote long-term soil health and wildlife habitat. Some management recommendations include drainage ditch improvements to help manage flooding; naturalization of certain areas to expand permanent cover, including woodland; and the use of food plots and leave grain to provide forage and shelter for migrating waterfowl and upland birds.Agriculture would remain FWP’s primary management tool, and the WMA will continue to be leased to a grower who, in lieu of payment, will leave a portion of the crop standing in the field.The North Shore WMA was acquired in three phases between 2008 and 2016 with a vision to protect water quality, critical habitat, and wildlife on farmland along Flathead Lake.The most recent acquisition occurred in 2016, when a 77-acre slice of farmland and wildlife habitat gained permanent protection by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, with help from Flathead Land Trust and the River to Lake Initiative.Montana’s Wildlife Management Areas are lands managed by FWP to benefit a diversity of wildlife species and their habitats on behalf of the public and provide compatible public access for fish- and wildlife-related recreation.The North Shore WMA draft management plan is available on the FWP website at is accepting public comment on the proposed management plan through Jan. 5. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

May 27, 2021

Former Evergreen Firefighter Files Discrimination Complaint Against Department

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. A former Evergreen firefighter has filed a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Network alleging that she was the victim of discrimination and was wrongfully terminated.On Dec. 30, Presley Pritchard filed a complaint stating that other Evergreen Fire Rescue employees harassed her about photos she shared on social media. The fire department has denied the allegations.Pritchard has more than 82,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares images of herself working out. She also sells fitness and health guides online and has a handful of sponsorships where she promotes products on her profile.According to the complaint, Pritchard was hired as a firefighter and paramedic in 2016. In 2018, the department’s board of trustees received a complaint from a “concerned tax payer” about Pritchard’s social media presence, which occasionally featured images of her in uniform. The note stated, “Are you aware you have a family member posing practically nude on her Instagram page with FD (sic) uniform and representation on the same page? Very poor taste that this is allowed.”Pritchard attended a board meeting soon after and defended her use of social media, noting that male employees were also posting images on social media and that the department had no policy regarding social media use. Pritchard’s complaint states that during the meeting she was subjected to “sexist and discriminative comments.”Over the next year, Pritchard and fire department leadership butted heads over a number of issues, according to the complaint. On one occasion, Pritchard said fire marshal Ben Covington accused her of using taxpayer equipment for the benefit of her side business. According to the complaint, Covington stated it was inappropriate for Pritchard to pose in a T-shirt ad while wearing department-issued pants. Pritchard said she later deleted the image and replaced it with one taken without the department-issued equipment.According to the complaint, in early 2019, Pritchard was demoted and told that if she did not delete all social media posts related to her job that she would be terminated. Pritchard did not delete any of the posts. According to the complaint, in August 2019, she was fired.In a statement to the Beacon, Fire Chief Craig Williams wrote, “We have on our roster a diverse staff of 54 dedicated individuals of which nearly half are female. The District takes very seriously all allegations it receives concerning workplace conditions. While the Complainant never made or reported any allegations to the District while she was employed, the District hired an independent investigator to complete an investigation concerning the validly of the complaints. After a thorough investigation, no evidence was found to support any of the Complainant’s allegations.”Williams wrote that the department could make no further comment on the matter.In an interview with the Beacon, volunteer firefighter Kaitlyn Barnhof said she hoped that the controversy surrounding the complaint would not negatively impact the department’s public image. She said she has not experienced any harassment at the department.“This is a family and people might bicker at each other, just like they do in any family, but at the end of the day we all have each other’s backs,” she said. Emaillast_img read more