Wenger The Europa League is one of the big targets of

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that the Europa League is “one of the big targets” for this season with their domestic prospects all but overThe Gunners are currently in sixth place in the Premier League and are looking increasingly likely to miss out on qualification for the Champions League for a second consecutive season with Arsenal currently 13 points outside the top four.However, Arsenal have enjoyed a much stronger European campaign this season and have progressed to the quarter-finals of this season’s Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate lead over CSKA Moscow for the second leg.While Wenger was hesitant earlier this season to prioritize the competition, the Frenchman has now made the Europa League one of his main objectives upon a lacklustre season in the Premier League.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Europa League is important for us – everybody knows that and we are at [the] stage where of course we focus on it because in the Premier League we have a very, very, very slim chance to get further up,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.“The Europa League is one of the big targets of the season.”Wenger feels that Barcelona’s shock elimination against AS Roma on Tuesday in the Champions League should serve his side as warning that nothing is over yet, despite their comfortable 4-1 lead.“We know it’s an important target for us to go as far as possible… last night was maybe a good warning for us.” added the 68 year-old.last_img read more

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Renard proud of Morocco team

first_imgHervé Renard was proud of his Morocco side after they once more demonstrated their ability to play football the right way after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Portugal made them the first team to be eliminated from the World CupThe Atlas Lions did not go out without a fight and they created enough chances to earn at least a draw at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday with new Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio having to produce a superb one-handed save to deny Younes Belhanda’s header.An early Cristiano Ronaldo header in the fourth minute of the game was enough to secure Portugal the win with Morocco having now lost their opening two group games in their past three World Cup appearances (1970, 1994 & 2018).However, Renard was left discontent with the referee for having failed to award them a penalty after Portugal defender Pepe made contact with the ball with his hand in the penalty area in the 85th minute of the game.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“You have to look at number 3 (Pepe) in slow motion, I think everything is said,” said the Frenchman, according to Morocco World News.Nevertheless, the 49-year-old was clearly proud of his team.“We are a team that plays football, we demonstrated it again,” said an emotional Renard.Moroccan striker Nordin Amrabat was named man-of-the-match for his display with Morocco set to play their final World Cup game against Spain on June 25.last_img read more

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Ronaldo admits it was easy to leave Real Madrid

first_imgPortuguese international star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that it was an ‘easy’ decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus last month, stating that he had always wanted to play for the Italian giants.In a stunning transfer deal, Ronaldo ended nine years of goals and trophies with Madrid to make a €112m move to Juve.“I feel great. Everything is good, the test was good, people around the stadium, the fans, the people in the training ground are very nice with me. I’m glad, I’m happy,” Ronaldo said, as quoted in Football Espana.“[Juve are a] great club, first of all it is a great club. Since I was a kid, I looked at this team and said I hope to play there one day.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Now I will play for a fantastic club, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’m happy.“I don’t have a precise moment when I decided. During the years, we played a few times against Juve and I had a special feeling that the Italian supporters like Cristiano.“It’s the biggest club in Italy, one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision, as Juve are an unbelievable club.”last_img read more

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Cazorla reveals how he helped Emery

first_imgThe Arsenal coach needed help and Cazorla spoke to him after Arsene Wenger left the Gunners in the second semester of 2018After Arsene Wenger left Arsenal, ending a 22-year spell with the club, there were many coaches named to be the Gunners’ new manager.But to the surprise of many, it was Unai Emery who was chosen as the new boss for the club.Emery needed help and former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla was able to provide it.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I gave him all the information I could to try and help him out during his period of settling in and I think he’s very happy and I think he’s a great manager for Arsenal,” Cazorla was quoted by Football London.“But everyone really does have to be patient, when you think you’ve had the same manager for 23 years, a manager who became a real symbol for the club on a worldwide scale and the fans have to show a little patience with Unai, and the team because there has been a lot of changes.”“I believe that if they do things in the right manner, Arsenal have everything required to be a massive club,” he added.“I’m sure that in the coming seasons Arsenal will be making that step up in quality which will hopefully enable them to be on a level playing field and able to fight for the title and other big trophies.”last_img read more

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Virgil van Dijk is a great player – Stam

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has described fellow Dutchman Virgil van Dijk as a “great asset to Liverpool” and stressed his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side.Virgil van Dijk has been impressive for Liverpool at the center of defense this season as they top the Premier League table conceding the fewest goals.Stam while lauding the quality of van Dijk, admits other players around him help him to succeed.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Virgil van Dijk is a great player. He has improved a lot within the last couple of years. But he needs quality players around him to succeed, so it’s not only up to one player,” Stam told Sky Sports.“That’s the quality of a manager, in building a team and getting certain players working together.“Virgil is a great asset to Liverpool, he’s doing very well. But if you look at them as a team and you look at United as a team, there’s a big difference.”last_img read more

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Electrocution Cause of Death During Tropical Storm Cristobal

first_img Recommended for you 47-year-old man makes fifth murder for TCI Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Related Items:coven rigby, royal turks and caicos police force, Ts cristobal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – The death in Tropical Storm Cristobal confirmed as electrocution and the Police say now, that gives them direction in how to investigate what happened to Coven Rigby. Rigby, in his 30s, was found in waters near the down town ballpark in Provo, dead on the morning of August 25, which was the rainiest day in TS Cristobal. As for the North Caicos man – 31 year old Quincy Gardiner – found dead on the roadside a few weeks prior to that in a different investigation; MM was told that a man is charged and released on bail in the case. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Historic Day: Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield with State Recognized Send offlast_img read more

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Uncle charged in death of four year old boy

first_img Further investigation warranted in death of Provo man Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Jul 2015 – Twenty six year old Daniel Been, the uncle of that four year old little boy killed on Sunday when it is believed a gun went off while the child was playing with it, is in Her Majesty’s Prison.Adding to the tragedy of the loss of little CJ Williams, now the family is coping with the fact that Been has been slammed with two charges by the Police for carrying a firearm and keeping ammunition relating to the fatal shooting of the child.Been was taken before Magistrate Clifton Warner yesterday and has been remanded until September 4.While it is widely believed the child died by self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say they are still investigating this incident. Related Items:arrested, cj williams, daniel been, death, uncle Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide No medical report yet in Capron deathlast_img read more

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Defence Force Marine rescued after falling overboard

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Bahamian marine rescued after falling overboard, Defence Force marine rescued by fisherman, Neville Dorsette Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, September 12, 2016 (RBDF) – During the early morning hours on Sunday, Marine Seaman Neville Dorsette was rescued by fishermen in the vicinity of Coral Island, Nassau near Arawak Cay, after reportedly falling overboard from HMBS ROLLY GRAY.He was eventually turned over to Defence Force personnel who transported him by ambulance to Doctors Hospital for a medical evaluation. Following brief observations, Marine Seaman Dorsette was released and is now with friends and family.  An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing and the general public will be informed accordingly.last_img read more

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Fortis Inc Now Trading on the New York Stock Exchange

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 19, 2016 – Fortis Inc., the Canadian-based parent company of FortisTCI, made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, October 14, 2016, marking a historic milestone for the Company.  President & CEO Barry Perry celebrated the occasion in New York by carrying out the ceremonial ringing of the bell to open the exchange for trading.  Mr. Perry was joined on the floor and the podium of the exchange by executives and CEO’s from across the Fortis Group, including FortisTCI’s CEO, Eddinton Powell, CFO, Ruth Forbes,and Manager of Plant Operations, Alvejes Desir.  Celebrations were also held across all Fortis Companies in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean, including the Turks and Caicos Islands.The NYSE is known as one of the world’s premier exchanges and will give Fortis access to capital markets in the United States where there is a larger investor base.  Fortis Inc. will also remain listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada where it was founded making it a dual listed company.Enhancing the NYSE listing, Fortis on Friday also closed on an approximately US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. (“ITC”), the largest independent electric transmission company in the United States.  The acquisition puts Fortis in the top 15 regulated investor-owned utilities in North America with assets totaling nearly CAD$45 billion.FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell said, “This is a monumental achievement by our parent company, coupled with the just completed acquisition of ITC.  The Turks and Caicos Islands can be proud of the strategic relationship it has with Fortis; a symbiotic, strategic relationship that includes the bond investment that the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands have in the local subsidiary (FortisTCI) through the National Insurance Board (NIB). This occasion further solidifies our commitment to our customers in the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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World Aids Day – 28 Years old this December 1

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 30, 2016 – World Aids Day is December 1st… that is tomorrow and the Ministry of Health today rolled out its events connected to the global commemoration of this disease.There will be walkathons across the nation on Saturday December 3 and on Monday December 5, free HIV/Aids testing will happen.  While some reports say AIDS was around since the 1920s; it was in 1981 that the first cases were documented as reported.World Aids Day took shape in 1988 and has been marked ever since.last_img read more

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The Governor General Visited Lillian Humes Who is Celebrating 102 Years

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, today visited Mrs. Lillian Humes, who is celebrating her 102nd birthday.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

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Waterkeepers Bahamas Urges Government Not to Shorten Closed Season for Grouper

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 6, 2017 – Nassau – Waterkeepers Bahamas today expressed alarm over government’s announcement it was considering a plan to shorten the closed season for Nassau grouper, a critically endangered species already threatened by over-fishing and climate change.“The Bahamas is one of the few places in the world where the Nassau grouper still survives,” said Waterkeepers Bahamas Executive Director Rashema Ingraham. “The species is on the IUCN Red list because it is critically endangered.   It has been wiped out by overexploitation in far too many places where it was once plentiful and one of the reasons that it survives in The Bahamas despite fishing to satisfy the daily consumption demand is because there is a closed season that allows adult grouper to aggregate, spawn and reproduce.   Without that legislated ‘safe’ time, we could be facing the same outcome resulting from mistakes other countries made and from which they are now trying to recover.”Ingraham cites Cayman as an example.   In 2016, after suffering a major reduction and near loss of its once prolific Nassau grouper, Cayman enacted sweeping legislation, including a closed season from December through April, limiting the take to five a day per vessel and restricting size to 16” – 24”.   Florida has enacted a total ban of the harvesting of both the Nassau grouper and mammoth grouper, also known as Jewfish.Ingraham also cites international authorities who have studied Nassau grouper and other marine life in The Bahamas.“Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a marine ecologist who works with the Perry Institute of Marine Science, said the most recent studies from The Bahamas indicate the abundance of Nassau grouper has declined over the past two decades between 70% and 90% in several historical locations,” said Ingraham.    She added that Dahlgren found only two of six documented spawning aggregation sites in Long Island still active.    And The Bahamas is one of the few remaining places in the world with active aggregate spawning sites.“In study after study, marine scientists and ecologists are finding the same thing – overfishing is the primary cause of decline of Nassau grouper worldwide, resulting in far more of the threat to survival of the species than natural disasters or marine environmental changes,” she said.“Nassau grouper is the fish of The Bahamas.   Ask any Bahamian what kind of fish he wants, ask any restaurant what the most popular fish is and the answer will invariably be grouper,” said Ingraham.   “Imagine The Bahamas without Nassau grouper.   That could very well be the case if we do not ensure a suitable closed season is enforced, a breathing space for the species and allow it to reproduce.   Now, with climate change resulting in rising seas and warming sea temperatures threatening the health of coral reefs on which the grouper depends, the species is at even greater risk.”Ingraham’s comments came on the heels of remarks by the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Renward Wells that the government was considering reducing the period of the closed season that now runs from the first of December through the end of February.   The remarks drew immediate reaction from the Bahamas National Trust and others.“In December of 2014 when the government instituted a fixed closed season rather than having to debate and set the policy every year, there was a great sigh of relief,” said Joe Darville, Chairman of Save The Bays and Grand Bahama Coastal Waterkeeper.    “Organisations like the Moore Bahamas Foundation and BREEF rushed to thank the government for its foresight when that legislation was passed.   It is hard to believe, in fact I had to read the headlines twice because I thought I must have misunderstood, that the government would now be thinking about moving backward when we were gaining.    Just look at what is happening in the crawfish industry.   Since the Defence Force has been patrolling the more remote southern islands with the Sandy Bottom Project, doing a good job keeping poachers at bay, and with the closed season that is harder to violate because of the stepped up patrols, the fishermen who go after crawfish are saying they are having the best season in years.”Both Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays urge government to maintain the current fixed closed season and monitor the Nassau grouper population carefully, ready to act if the season has to be extended.“The fishermen who are asking for a shorter closed season could soon be asking a different question if we do not give the Nassau grouper a chance to reproduce,” said Darville.   “They could be asking ‘Where did all the fish go?’ Let us not be greedy now and sorry later.”Press Release: DPA newsPhoto credit: DPA newslast_img read more

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ASAWISHH Staff Travel to Bogota Colombia for USSEC Global Strategy Session

first_imgASA Director Ohio Bret Davis and Ohio QSSB member Keith Roberts observe soy milk production with Belinda Pignotti, USSEC Representative for South America and Virginia Panizza, director of the Bogota Rotary Soy Dairy Project. This project, supported by local animal feed industries and the Rotary Club, oversees 140 soy cows feeding approximately 40,000 children per day. USSEC supports them with nutrition education. Both Davis and Roberts also serve on the ASA’s WISHH Committee. Credit: WISHHAmerican Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program Executive Director Jim Hershey and Program Manager Liz Hare are in Bogota, Colombia this week with ASA CEO Steve Censky and a host of ASA farmers for the USSEC Global Strategy Session.Throughout the week they will be participating in planning meetings, as well as meeting with U.S. soy customers and members of the food and feed industry. They also visited a soy dairy project supported by Rotary International—a supporter of soy projects for over 10 years. In Colombia, Rotary International supports 148 soy projects.  Later in the week, both Liz and Jim will travel to Guatemala to meet with partners and share lessons learned from the project in Colombia.last_img read more

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Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Soy Social Auction

first_imgBe part of one of the most exciting and fun events at Commodity Classic, and join American Soybean Association (ASA) members for a “Rodeo in San Antonio” at the Soy Social & Auction, March 2, 2017. This year’s auction will be held in the Hemisfair Ballroom at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Dinner and the silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction will start at 7:30 p.m.Click here to register for the Soy Social & Auction.Early registration prices will only be available through midnight on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, the week before Classic:Individual Dinner and Auction – $75• Individual Auction Only – $45• Couple Dinner and Auction – $140• Couple Auction Only – $90After Feb. 23, 2017 registration will close until onsite registration opens on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the SoyPAC Registration Desk, near Commodity Classic Registration in the Convention Center, Hall 4 Registration Lobby.Following are the onsite registration fees for March 1-2, 2017:Individual Dinner and Auction – $85• Individual Auction Only – $50• Couple Dinner and Auction – $150• Couple Auction Only – $100The Soy Social and Auction is an event to raise money for ASA’s SoyPAC (Political Action Committee), therefore, you must be a member or associate member of ASA to attend. Click here to register now!last_img read more

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Outside transportation meeting crowd shows divide on bridge crossing

first_imgTransportation meetingBlogsMadore reactionPro- and anti-Columbia River Crossing factions showed up Monday to the Clark Public Utilities building, where a congressional committee heard testimony on regional transportation infrastructure issues.While Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., didn’t want to hear about specific projects, that’s about all the crowd outside wanted to talk about. The crowd was civil, as people wearing “Build that Bridge” stickers on their lapels stood in line next to people wearing pin-on cutouts that had the words “light rail” behind a circle slash.Most of the frustration was pointed toward the small room that was chosen for the meeting: About 250 people showed up to fill a room that sat 125 maximum.“If they can’t hold a meeting, how are they going to build a bridge?” asked Bob Mattila, 70, of Hockinson, who missed gaining entry by about 15 people.last_img read more

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Fitness companies to open Vancouver office

first_imgTwo fitness equipment companies — Vancouver-based StairMaster and Irvine, Calif.-based Star Trac — have merged and will move into a Vancouver headquarters in June, the company announced Wednesday.Over the next four or five months, the business expects to add 60 jobs to StairMaster’s local work force of about 23 employees, said Dustin Grosz, StairMaster president. He said by June 1, the newly consolidated company will establish its head office for both businesses in a 26,000-square-foot space at 4400 N.E. 77th Ave., near Westfield Vancouver mall. The building has housed city employees since 2007. City staff will begin moving into a new downtown City Hall building in June.StairMaster has been operating from a smaller office space at 8000 N.E. Parkway Drive. Grosz said five employees of Star Trac have been offered transfers to the Vancouver office from the company’s California headquarters, where approximately 80 people work. The company made a commitment to create the 100 jobs within five years in exchange for $100,000 it received from Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire’s Strategic Reserve Fund, said Jeanie Ashe, director of business recruitment for the Columbia River Economic Development Council. The funding, which the council helped secure, is earmarked for relocation assistance.StairMaster is a former brand of Vancouver-based Nautilus Inc.last_img read more

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Woodland chamber supports school bond

first_imgThe Woodland Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a $52 million school bond issue set to go before voters in April.The chamber voted 20-8 during Tuesday’s meeting in favor of the bond measure to build a new Woodland high school. The chamber joined the Woodland City Council and the Port of Woodland in endorsing the bond measure.The bond issue would provide a new 147,000-square-foot high school that would meet students’ needs while meeting the needs of the community, Woodland Public Schools officials said.The requested bond issue amount of nearly $52.84 million would cost Woodland property owners 96 cents per $1,000 of assessed home value, according to the school district.Bond ballots are scheduled to be mailed around Wednesday. The final day to submit ballots is April 17.For more information, visit Woodland Public Schools.last_img read more

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Boy pleads guilty in rash of vandalism in Lincoln neighborhood

first_imgA 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday to a vandalism spree in December and January that left several Lincoln neighborhood businesses with broken windows and other damage.The boy pleaded guilty in Clark County Juvenile Court to burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief in exchange for fewer charges. He remains in the county’s Juvenile Detention Center. His sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 28, but will likely be delayed to allow pre-sentencing reports to be completed.He faces 15 to 36 weeks in detention for the burglary and 30 days apiece for the malicious mischief charges.The charges account specifically for a burglary at Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar at 205 E. 39th St., and vandalism at Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., and Prima Bella Salon, 3905 N.W. Washington St. However, there were at least seven other victims and, most likely, more than that, said Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson.The teen caused about $3,000 in damage at Latte Da, owner Scott Flury previously told The Columbian.Flury hosted about 20 neighbors Jan. 10 at his cafe to come up with ways to beef up security and vigilance in the neighborhood. The group has focused on making sure streetlights are replaced and increasing neighborhood watch activities.It turns out the boy is one of their neighbors. He lives just a few blocks from where the crimes occurred, according to court documents.Paris Achen: 360-735-4551; http://twitter.com/Col_Courts; http://facebook.com/ColTrends; paris.achen@columbian.com.last_img read more

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Amazon founder Bezos to buy Washington Post

first_imgWASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. Here’s a memo sent Monday to staff from Don Graham, CEO and chairman of The Washington Post Co.“I have a most surprising announcement. Our company is making it public right now that we have sold The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. To be clear, the buyer is not Amazon, but a company owned by Jeff personally. The price is $250 million and what we are selling includes the weekly papers called for shorthand The Gazettes and Robinson Terminal.“This leaves me with two questions: why are we selling and why to Jeff? The first question is much the harder.“All the Grahams in this room have been proud to know since we were very little that we were part of the family that owned The Washington Post. We have loved the paper, what it stood for, and those who produced it.“But the point of our ownership has always been that it was supposed to be good for the Post. As the newspaper business continued to bring up questions to which we have no answers, Katharine and I began to ask ourselves if our small public company was still the best home for the newspaper. Our revenues had declined seven years in a row. We had innovated and to my critical eye our innovations had been quite successful in audience and in quality, but they hadn’t made up for the revenue decline. Our answer had to be cost cuts and we knew there was a limit to that. We were certain the paper would survive under our ownership, but we wanted it to do more than that. We wanted it to succeed.”From Katharine WeymouthHere’s a memo sent Monday to staff from Katharine Weymouth, publisher and CEO of The Washington Post.“This is a day that my family and I never expected to come. The Washington Post Company is selling the newspaper it has owned and nurtured for eight decades.last_img read more

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Vancouver cops search for burglary suspect

first_imgA search for a residential burglar brought Vancouver police and a K-9 to the Minnehaha area of Vancouver this morning.The search was along Northeast St. James Boulevard in the vicinity of Cherry Street.According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, a witness reported seeing a burglary in progress at a home in the neighborhood.Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said two elementary schools, one private and one public, were briefly locked down as a precaution, but that has been lifted.It was not immediately clear whether a suspect had been arrested.last_img read more

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