Despite the 2-1 home defeat, Lopetegui says he isn’t disappointed in his team, stating that the team had greater chances of winning but football has not been on their side.Real Madrid Coach Julen Lopetegui, insists that he is unperturbed about losing his job, stating that it’s the least thing on his mind.After a 1-0 defeat to Alaves two weeks ago, there arose speculations over the sacking of Real Madrid coach, with pressure increasing after Saturday’s game.“We did enough to deserve to win comfortably, but football is like this. We had 34 shots, 14 of them on target, while they (Levante) only had the shots they scored from,” said Lopetegui via Xinhuanet.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We had chances, posts, saves and goals ruled out; what we have to do now is continue, the team has done a lot of things well and I know the dynamic is going to change,”When asked whether he was afraid of losing his job after just 9 league matches, Lopetegui responded that it was “the last thing I am thinking about. The players don’t deserve this and all I am thinking about is helping the team recover.”“I feel more motivated than ever; because of the way the players reacted, because the way they reacted to misfortune. We are going to turn this around sooner or later. Football has been unfair to us and we want to pick ourselves up,” he concluded.
Jerome Boateng understands that rotations are necessary at Bayern Munich, even though it means he will be spending more time on the bench this seasonNew manager Niko Kovac has regularly made rotations to his squad this season and is yet to name the same starting XI in successive games.World Cup winners Thomas Muller and Boateng have been notable bench warmers of late and were warned by Kovac that more of the same may occur in the future.However, Boateng accepts Kovac’s stance due to the exceptional players at Bayern.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“There are no guaranteed starters here. We have so many players who also play for their national team,” Boateng told Sky.“Everyone plays a lot over the course of a season. We have two top players in every position; everyone will get their time on the pitch.“I don’t see any players who start every game — except Manuel Neuer and maybe Robert Lewandowski.”The German defender did, however, make his first start for Bayern in last Saturday’s 2-1 win at 1. FSV Mainz 05 since the club’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Ajax on October 2.
Wales midfielder Joe Allen insists Ryan Giggs has made a positive impact on the squad since his appointment as managerThe Dragons suffered a disappointing end to 2018 with a shock 1-0 friendly defeat to Albania on Tuesday.This week’s loss came right after missing out on promotion in the UEFA Nations League following last Friday’s 2-1 home defeat to Denmark.It left Wales with a bitter end to a year that had promised so much more with the emergence of several promising youngsters.But Allen insists Giggs is leading them in the right direction.“It’s been a great experience for everyone since he’s come in,” said Allen, according to Daily Mail.Giggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.“A lot of new ideas have come into the camp and many players have had the chance to get game time and try and impress.“We’ve spoken a lot about the youngsters that have come into the setup, and that’s what has given us a lot of confidence about the future.“We can’t wait for the (Euro) qualifiers in March, it’s a few months away and this was our last chance to be together before then.“Our task now as players is to make sure we’re ready to fire when those games come around. We’re excited to see who we’ll be up against.”Giggs has won three and lost five of his nine games in charge of Wales since being appointed the manager in January.
Andres Iniesta has outed Jose Mourinho as the “key component” for the bad blood between Barcelona and Real MadridThe Portuguese coached Real between 2010 and 2013 after a hugely successful spell in charge of Inter Milan.But Mourinho’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu was clouded by some controversial incidents after clashing with journalists, referees and even Real officials.Meanwhile, things between Real and Barcelona reached a new low during Mourinho’s reign after a number of heated exchanges in the dugout with the Portuguese even suggesting the Catalans get favourable treatment from UEFA.The most high-profile incident came when Mourinho appeared to poke Barcelona assistant manager Tito Vilanova in the eye in a 2011 Supercopa de España clash.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…Now Iniesta has revealed the tension it caused in the Spain team with the majority of players playing for either Real or Barcelona.“You do not have to be from Barcelona or Real Madrid to know that this situation was unpleasant, and the key component in that story was Mourinho,” Iniesta told La Sexta.“You did not see it as a standard rivalry, it went beyond that. You saw hatred. That environment was cultivated, and it was unbearable.“The Barca-Madrid tension provoked by Mourinho did a lot of damage to the national team and the team-mates.”Iniesta now plays for J-League side Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona at the end of last season.
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is raring to go after making his comeback against Arsenal following a frustrating start to the season.Lingard, who established himself as a key player for club and country last season, scored the goal for United as they twice came back from a goal down to play a 2-2 draw.The United academy product exertions at the World Cup meant he would miss a month of football action due to a groin injury he picked up in Russia.“We didn’t get much rest obviously in the summer after the World Cup, so coming back there’s always going to be little niggles here and there,” Lingard said, according to Sky Sports.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Obviously it got to a point where I couldn’t carry on, so that break did me well and I am raring to go now. It was an enjoyable summer and a good season for me on a personal level last season.”“I wanted to kickstart this season in the same form and obviously you have setbacks throughout the season, but it’s how you bounce back.”“Everyone that came off the bench [against Arsenal] showed their fighting spirit. We’re in it as a team. We had to put on a performance for the fans and show the passion on the pitch for them.”“There’s always pressure on people’s shoulders when it comes to Man United and it’s how you deal with the pressure.”
February 7, 2018 Updated: 4:26 PM KUSI Newsroom Couple killed in Santee plane crash identified as John and Cherril Longhurst SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A couple killed this week when the light plane they were in crashed in an industrial area in Santee were identified Wednesday as a UC Irvine medical school professor and his wife.John Longhurst, 70, and his 71-year-old spouse, Cherril, were aboard a Cessna 182 Skylane that apparently lost power shortly after taking off from the El Cajon general aviation airport on Tuesday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. The single-engine, four-seat aircraft turned around and briefly headed back toward the airfield before descending precipitously and plunging into a storage yard at a glass-manufacturing business at Cuyamaca Street and Prospect Avenue just before 7 a.m., authorities said.The couple, residents of the Corona del Mar area of Newport Beach, died in the crumpled wreckage of the plane.No one on the ground was hurt.A pair of dogs that had been riding in the plane survived the impact and were taken to an El Cajon veterinary hospital, where one of them died.The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating the accident.It was unclear which of the two people aboard the airplane was piloting it at the time of the crash. Posted: February 7, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom,
Jonathan Halvorson, June 6, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jonathan Halvorson 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Top-ranked competitive eater Miki Sudo will square off with the legendary Matt Stonie on the flight deck of the USS Midway on Friday, June 7 for The Salvation Army’s National Donut Day Donut Eating Championship.These two competitive eating juggernauts will fend off all challengers as The Salvation Army celebrates National Donut Day and remembers America’s veterans.The Salvation Army’s long history of support to the men and women in uniform began in 1918 when more than 200 “Donut Lassies,” traveled to the fields of France and served the comforts of home (donuts and coffee) to soldiers during World War I.The competition’s contestants will have eight minutes to eat as many glazed doughnuts as possible, according to the Salvation Army. Defending champion and number four-ranked competitive eater Matt Stonie and top-ranked female competitive eater Miki Sudo are both expected to compete. Stonie won last year’s event by eating 48 doughnuts.“It is with incredible honor that Major League Eating and our slate of competitive eaters can take part in the Salvation Army’s effort to support our veterans in the sweetest way possible,” said Major League Eating emcee Sam Barclay. “We fully anticipate a new world record to be set in the doughnut- eating discipline.”Joey Chestnut, the world’s top-ranked competitive eater, set the doughnut-eating record in 2017, downing 55 doughnuts in eight minutes. In addition to Stonie and Sudo, number 21-ranked Matt Hazzard, number 45-ranked Doug Ecks and number 49-ranked Mary Bowers are expected to compete in the event.Donut Day guests arriving at the USS Midway on June 7 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. can enjoy the Donut Eating Contest for free on the flight-deck and spend the remainder of their time touring the amazing USS Midway Museum. Posted: June 6, 2019 Celebrate Donut Day on the USS Midway Updated: 6:25 AM
ASA President Ray Gaesser, of Iowa, addresses the USB Board during team meetings the first week of February.ASA liaisons met with United Soybean Board (USB) this week in Little Rock, Ark. to discuss new ideas and ways to increase profit opportunities for U.S. soybean farmers. ASA leaders met with USB Action Teams during the meeting, and ASA President Ray Gaesser spoke before the board, highlighting recent accomplishments, including the passage of the farm bill by the House and Senate this week.
Monsanto Fund and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is once again helping rural American schools invest in students’ futures with funding for math and science programs.In the fourth year of the program, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is expanding and now in 1,324 counties in 40 states. Farmers again will have the opportunity to nominate their local public school district for a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 for math and science education. Nominations are accepted now through April 1, and winners will be announced in early August.Here are a few things to know:Farmers can nominate three easy ways:Online: www.GrowRuralEducation.comCall: 877-267-3332Fax/Mail: Through the paper forms (available on the program website or internally at the link below)Click here for additional tools to support the program. There is a new video that showcases the impact these grants are having on rural, public school districts.Since the program began in 2011, the Monsanto Fund has partnered with the America’s Farmers effort to provide over $7 million in financial support to rural public school districts.
Vancouver police, after a vehicle pursuit from Cascade Park to Fisher’s Landing, captured a driver who is suspected of a carjacking at a Chevron station near the 14100 block of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard about 9:10 p.m. Monday.Allen Latiolas, 28, address unavailable, was arrested in the car on suspicion of first-degree robbery, attempting to elude police and possessing stolen property, the vehicle. He allegedly implied he had a gun under his shirt, but none was seen, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.A 24-year-old Vancouver woman told officers she emerged from the convenience store and a man approached her, acting like he had a gun, and demanded the keys to her silver 2005 Nissan Altima, said Sgt. Jay Alie with the Vancouver Police Department. “She resisted at first, like, ‘Are you serious?’ and Latiolas was a little more demanding,” telling her he had a gun, Alie said.Latiolas took the keys and drove off in her car, police said.Officers arrived quickly and took positions around the area, watching for the stolen car.About 9:15 p.m., an officer radioed that he was behind the car around the 13500 block of Mill Plain passing Olympia Drive eastbound, and confirmed it was the stolen vehicle by its license plate.“We’re at almost 60 mph,” the officer radioed.“It’s a robbery, get on him,” Sgt. Alie radioed, meaning that the crime of robbery, involving a possibly armed suspect, would be serious enough to justify continuing the pursuit, according to the police department’s public safety guidelines.
If you’re headed over the river and through the woods today, traveling should be relatively easy. But here are a couple of web sites to take with you to check before making your return trip.In Washington, the state Department of Transportation has a network of cameras, traffic reports and other information here: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/.A look this morning showed mountain passes in good shape. Motorists were cautioned to watch for some frost and ice in places on Highway 2 in Eastern Washington, and there was a typical morning muddle in Puget Sound due to traffic. A portion of Highway 20 in Northeast Washington was closed due to a rock slide; that highway is closed to through traffic every year anyway due to some spectacular avalanche chutes near Liberty Bell Mountain.In Oregon, the state’s website can be found at http://www.tripcheck.com. A check of conditions this morning revealed that Interstate 5 over the Siskiyou Summit was bare with a few patches of ice. There is a foot of snow along each side of the road.Motorists choosing Willamette Pass over to Eastern Oregon should be prepared for packed snow on the road and flurries falling from the sky. Highway 97 was in good condition.No problems were reported between the metro area and the Oregon Coast, and Highway 26 to Government Camp was bare and wet. However, chains were required on the road to Timberline Lodge.
A longtime Vancouver attorney and former bar association president, William “Bill” C. Boettcher, has died.He died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday while under hospice care at the Hampton & Ashley Inn Alzheimer’s Community in Vancouver. He was 82.His cause of death was not immediately clear, according to the medical examiner’s office. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and also had heart issues.A lawyer since 1953, Boettcher operated a successful law firm in Vancouver for decades, specializing in personal injury law, said his former law partner, James Ladley, Boettcher also represented businesses clients.He was a past president of the Clark County Bar Association.“Bill was a leader. There was no question,” Ladley said Thursday. “He was a big factor in the Clark County Bar Association for many years.”“Bill was a mentor for a lot of people,” Ladley added. “I think that’s a good word for him: He was a mentor.”Retired in 2008During his lengthy legal career — he didn’t retired until 2008 — Boettcher worked alongside several lawyers who went on to become judges, including Ladley and another of his law partners, Tom Lodge.
At least six people died in an east Vancouver house fire early Sunday morning, police said Sunday night.At first, authorities said two people died after fire broke out before 2 a.m. at 15304 N.E. 13th Circle, in a subdivision just east of the First Place neighborhood.About 7 p.m., six were reported dead.Names, gender and ages of the victims were not released.“There is no information regarding outstanding suspects or persons of interest in this case and the origin of the fire has yet to be determined,” said Kim Kapp, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department. She said the bodies were taken to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.Neighbors in the Countryside Woods neighborhood said they were wakened by an explosion.“I ran out barefoot,” said Kathy Larsen, who lives next door. “The flames were just intense and people were yelling that it could blow again. We were all yelling and trying to get the occupants awake.”Neighbor Jon Himes, who lives two houses away, said his surveillance camera recorded a man going into the residence at 12:38 a.m.“The blast happened exactly one hour later,” he said.“We all ran out. My fiancee (Courtney Claybin) tried to get his car alarm to go off.” He added Claybin also was in her bare feet and started toward the house but the front yard was covered with glass from the front window that had blown out.“We heard the boom,” Claybin said. “The whole street lit up. … I was hitting the car to get the alarm to go off.”A man, his wife and three children had vacated the house about six weeks earlier, neighbor Larsen said. The man had come back several times, she said. There was “strife in their life,” Larsen added.
TACOMA — A federal judge ordered union protesters to stop using illegal tactics Thursday as they battle for the right to work at a new grain terminal in Washington state.U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton issued a preliminary injunction to restrict union activity, saying there was no defense for the aggressive tactics used in recent days. Protesters twice blocked the pathway of a train carrying grain to the terminal at the Port of Longview on Wednesday, and early Thursday morning hundreds of them stormed the facility, overwhelmed guards, dumped grain and broke windows, police said.The dispute halted work at four other Washington ports, including Seattle, on Thursday as hundreds of longshoremen refused to show up or walked off the job.Leighton said he felt like a paper tiger because the International Longshore and Warehouse Union clearly ignored a temporary restraining order he issued last week with similar limits. He scheduled a hearing for next Thursday to determine whether the union should be held in civil contempt.“The regard for the law is absent here,” the judge said. “Somebody is going to be hurt seriously.”Six guards were trapped for a couple of hours after at least 500 Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. He initially referred to the guards as “hostages,” but later retracted that after the guards clarified no one had threatened them.
A new patch of land, donated this week by Hinton Development Corp. of Vancouver, will extend the city of Vancouver’s Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway east of Interstate 205 for the first time.The city has spent years creating a swath of more than 100 acres along the 13-mile Burnt Bridge Creek focused on managing stormwater runoff, meeting state requirements, fixing environmental issues and preventing flooding, said Annette Griffy, Vancouver engineering program manager.The 8.76 acre site, located at a business park on Northeast 127th Avenue, is the first major such acquisition across I-205, she said.“We’re working our way upstream, so to speak,” Griffy said.The land is left over from the development of the business park, and includes a drainage pond, wetlands and other elements. Donating the land to the city will land the developers a tax break, but how much wasn’t immediately clear. Griffy said prior land values along Burnt Bridge Creek have been about $10,000 an acre.A representative from Hinton Development did not return a phone call and email for comment Tuesday.Griffy said there is “very good vegetation and a lot of benefits for surface-water management” on the site. Vancouver assumes the maintenance of the area, but Griffy said it can easily be folded into the city’s greenway management program. The site will help take stormwater runoff from roads and other impermeable surfaces, filtering the water and helping to even the flow into Burnt Bridge Creek to prevent flooding, Griffy said.
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and desperate survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine as rescue workers took on a daunting task Monday in the typhoon-battered islands of the Philippines. Thousands were feared dead.The hard-hit city of Tacloban resembled a garbage dump from the air, with only a few concrete buildings left standing in the wake of one of the most powerful storms to ever hit land, packing 147-mph winds and whipping up 20-foot walls of seawater that tossed ships inland and swept many out to sea.“Help. SOS. We need food,” read a message painted by a survivor in large letters on the ravaged city’s port, where water lapped at the edge.There was no one to carry away the dead, which lay rotting along the main road from the airport to Tacloban, the worst-hit city along the country’s remote eastern seaboard.At a small naval base, eight swollen corpses — including that of a baby — were submerged in water brought in by the storm. Officers had yet to move them, saying they had no body bags or electricity to preserve them.
PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo says 20-year-old orangutan Kutai has died following an illness.The zoo’s lead veterinarian said Sunday that the loss of Kutai is devastating for everyone at the zoo. Finnegan says the zoo’s staff had been treating Kutai for medical issues since last month and had tried to help him with two surgeries in the past week.Kutai was born in 1993 at Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan., and arrived in Portland in 2001. The orangutan’s grandmother is 54 years old and still a resident at the Oregon Zoo.Zoo staff described Kutai as extremely intelligent. Zoo director Kim Smith says he was mischievous but sweet.