Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez insists they are still very much in a relegation fight, despite their recent run of formThe Magpies secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season before the international break.The six points moved Newcastle up to 14th-place and, critically, out of the relegation zone – albeit by just one point.Therefore, ahead of Monday’s trip to Burnley, Benitez is adamant they cannot look any further than a relegation battle.“We started walking and now we are running, but we still have to improve our pace and go faster,” said Benitez, according to BT Sport.“We have got to keep winning because two games is not enough.“Confidence is much better at the moment. I was praising the players because they were training well and not winning, but as soon as you start winning games you can see that things are much more positive.”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…Aside from losing Wales defender Paul Dummett to injury over the international break, Benitez has no fresh injury concerns.Captain Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey and Yoshinori Muto could all make their returns to action at Turf Moor after recovering from injuries.While French defender Florian Lejeune has made an earlier than expected return to training from a knee problem.But Benitez, who reckons the Christmas fixtures will be vital for Newcastle, fears it will be hard to avoid a season-long relegation fight.The Spaniard referenced the unbeaten Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea when explaining the difficulty of the Premier League.“This league is quite special because you have three teams in November who still haven’t lost any games,” added Benitez.“There is a big difference between those teams and the others so you can have a bad run and then you lose confidence, and it can get worse for every game.”
A jury Wednesday sentenced a father and son to death for planting a bomb that exploded inside an Oregon bank two years ago, killing two police officers and maiming a third.In a trial that spanned three months, prosecutors portrayed Bruce and Joshua Turnidge as bigoted men who hated authorities, were desperate for money and feared that newly elected President Barack Obama would take away their guns.Both defendants stood with their lawyers and stared straight forward, showing no emotion as Marion County Circuit Judge Tom Hart read the jury’s verdict. Sheriff’s deputies handcuffed them with their hands in front of their bodies.The same jury convicted the men Dec. 8 on 18 counts each of aggravated murder and other charges in the December 2008 bombing at a bank in Woodburn.“This is a murderer with no remorse,” prosecutor Matt Kemmy said in his closing argument of the penalty phase Tuesday.Both men have maintained their innocence. Father and son turned on each other in trial, each pointing the finger at the other for building and planting the bomb.
A Vancouver bicyclist injured in an April 27 crash with a minivan in Hazel Dell has died.Kurt Lundeman, 47, died the morning of May 19, said Sgt. Dennis Pritchard, who supervises the Clark County sheriff’s Traffic Homicide Unit.Lundeman was crossing Northeast Highway 99 near Northeast 102nd Street around 8:30 p.m. when he was hit by a 2001 Mazda minivan driven by Jill Johnson, 47, of Vancouver, according to the sheriff’s office.Lundeman was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in critical condition. He was reported in serious condition on May 9.Johnson is not suspected of speeding or being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s office said.Deputies are waiting on Lundeman’s toxicology reports, which could come back in six to eight weeks, to complete the investigation, Pritchard said.
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vehicle drives north on Main Avenue in Ridgefield on Friday, passing under a sign advertising the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge’s Bird Fest event next weekend. Whether the U.S. government will partially shut down Tuesday is still anyone’s guess, but federal workers in Clark County are preparing for the worst.At the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, part of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, officials were busy Friday making sure they had everything lined up in case they need to close their gates. The refuge’s annual Bird Fest event takes place next weekend, but if a government shutdown lasts more than a week, the refuge will need to go with Plan B. That includes moving its bird-watching activities elsewhere and postponing one of its most popular attractions, the sandhill crane tour.“Bird-watching on the refuge is different than it is off the refuge,” the site’s deputy project leader, Randal Hill, said. He added that Bird Fest is a chance for the refuge to raise money and show the public the role it plays in protecting wildlife. School field trips and volunteer events at the refuge also would be cancelled during a shutdown.The last time Congress brought the nation close to a government shutdown, in 2011, Hill recalled, “We wasted a huge amount of time just going through the preparation process for a potential shutdown.” Now it’s happening all over again, he said.The refuge is just one example of the various ways a looming shutdown is inconveniencing agencies in Clark County and the state. As officials who oversee health programs, social services and parks brace for the impact, many say the negative effects on their agencies would depend upon how long a shutdown lasts.
Vladimir Kovalev, 29, of Vancouver was in critical condition at a local hospital Sunday night with injuries suffered in an early Saturday morning ATV accident on Larch Mountain in the Yacolt Burn State Forest.Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Pritchard said Kovalev was riding a Yamaha Raptor 700 about 3:35 a.m. Saturday when he went off the L1510 Road on Department of Natural Resources land.Pritchard said Kovalev was riding with a friend who called 911.He was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center by North Country EMS. He remained there Sunday night.The sheriff’s office, Fire District 3 and East County Fire & Rescue also responded to the accident.Pritchard said alcohol might have played a role in the mishap.He also said no crime was committed and there will not be an investigation.Larch Mountain is the tallest peak in the area at 3,496 feet. It is about five miles east of Hockinson.
MIAMI — Chris Bosh had another postgame scream. For the Miami Heat, that was outstanding news.LeBron James scored the last of his 32 points on a layup that put Miami up for good with 11.4 seconds left, Bosh capped his 30th birthday by blocking Damian Lillard’s layup on the final play, and the Heat blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead before beating the Portland Trail Blazers 93-91 on Monday night.“If you talk it, you back it up,” James said. “That’s what it’s about. We have guys in here that will deliver the words and then go back it up. That was big-time on his part.”Bosh ripped into Miami after a loss at New Orleans on Saturday, saying the Heat aren’t playing with passion, among other colorful sentiments.He screamed again Monday, this time in celebration as time expired.“This game’s about passion,” Bosh said. “As hard as it is during the dog days to muster it up, the spark has to come from somewhere.”Wednesday won’t be one of those dog days. Miami visits Indiana with a chance to close within one game in the Eastern Conference race. The Pacers lost in Chicago on Monday night.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Railroad officials said it was unclear Thursday how much ethanol has leaked into the Mississippi River from a train that derailed a day earlier in eastern Iowa, but that they were working to monitor the environmental impact and offload fuel from the train.The cars went off the tracks Wednesday morning in a steep, remote area along the river about 10 miles north of Dubuque. Canadian Pacific said 14 of the derailed cars were carrying ethanol, and eight of them appeared to be leaking.“We have verified some ethanol has reached the water but we do not have an estimate of how much,” said CP spokesman Andy Cummings.Ethanol mixes with water and, in high concentrations, can deplete the oxygen in water and kill fish, said Iowa Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins. He noted the impacted segment of the river was within the Upper Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.Baskins said the primary concern is the threat to fish and other aquatic life, such as mussels, which can’t easily move away when oxygen levels dip. The DNR plans to sample fish collected from fishermen and monitor open-water areas in the river for signs of dead fish.Downstream water samples are being taken along 10 miles of the river, though samples also will be taken upstream.
More than half (53%) of employee respondents would rather be offered flexible-working arrangements as a benefit than a 5% salary increase, according to research by My Family Care and Hydrogen.The competitive advantage of flexible and family-friendly working report, which surveyed 1,587 UK employees and 310 UK employers, also found that 81% of employee respondents look for flexible-working options before joining an organisation.The research also found:37% of employee respondents have flexible start and finish times, and 63% of employee respondents would like to be offered this.45% of employee respondents would choose flexible working over a 10% salary increase.86% of respondents who are parents and 81% of respondents with adult carer responsibilities prioritise flexible working when looking for a new role.26% of female employee respondents and 18% of male respondents worry that working flexibly could impact their career prospects.54% of employee respondents would like the opportunity to work remotely or to work from home, and 34% are encouraged to do so.87% of employee respondents and 92% of employer respondents believe that those who work flexibly are just as, if not more, productive than employees who work regular hours.28% of employee respondents do not feel comfortable talking to their employer about introducing a more fluid working pattern.52% of employee respondents believe it will be more challenging for organisations to retain staff if they do not offer flexible working.More than half (55%) of millennial employee respondents would like flexible start and finish times, and 24% would like to work remotely more than once a week.Ben Black (pictured), director at My Family Care, said: “With so many of any given workforce having some kind of caring or family responsibility, the benefits of flexible working are vast. With the rising number of working mothers in the UK, the increase in pension age, a rapidly ageing population, and the emergence of the so-called sandwich generation where individuals are called upon to care for both their children and elderly relatives, businesses need to see the value in offering flexible working to attract and retain top quality staff.“The ‘bums on seats’ culture is on the way out. Flexible working is the future; it should not even be seen as a benefit but simply the best way of getting things done; it helps individuals create a happy and healthy work-life balance that is essential to get the very best out of an individual.”
More than three quarters (84%) of employee respondents believe that receiving summer perks makes them more productive, according to research by Peldon Rose.Its survey of 600 UK-based office employees also found that 34% of respondents are not offered any form of seasonal benefits.The research also found:40% of respondents feel that access to summer perks would make them happy at work, and 87% believe they would help them to bond with their colleagues.59% of respondents cite summer hours, such as early finishes, as the most valued summer perk, and 37% value ice-cream deliveries.7% of respondents can take advantage of summer operating hours, and 13% are offered ice-cream over the summer months.35% of respondents can come to work in casual dress in the summer, 34% are offered team drinks as a summer perk, and 22% have the opportunity to go for team meals.66% of respondents identify their office environment as one of the factors likely to keep them happy at work, 57% value outdoor spaces and opportunities to get fresh air, 40% value natural lighting in the workplace, and 34% value showers and changing facilities.66% of respondents do not have access to outdoor spaces in the workplace, 39% do not work in an environment with natural lighting, and 65% of respondents do not have access to showers or changing facilities in their workplace.42% of respondents feel that their current office environment does not have a positive impact on their happiness.31% of respondents would be willing to sacrifice at least 1% of their salary for an office refurbishment and enhanced facilities, and 66% of respondents claim they would spend more hours in the office if extra facilities were provided.Jitesh Patel (pictured), chief executive officer at Peldon Rose, said: “We know that in the summer, employees tend to exercise more, eat healthier, and place a higher value on office facilities, such as changing areas, showers and air conditioning. They also want to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air whenever possible, making the desire to have access to outdoor spaces and natural lighting that much more important to their wellbeing.“As our survey reveals, it is clear that employees don’t feel their offices are doing enough to meet these needs or to instigate team bonding. If employees are willing to give up part of their salary and spend more time in the office due to an office refurbishment, businesses should take notice and put an emphasis on creating strategic changes to their office that benefits their workforce.BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy“The majority (59%) of UK [employees] say they work most productively in the office, yet less than half (48%) are involved in any planned changes to the office. If employees feel involved and engaged in decisions around the work environment, they are more likely to spend time in the office, form deeper relationships, and improve collaboration, staff retention and productivity.”
Her mother said Jada loved movies, playing with her cousins and friends, and playing with her mother’s iPhone. Relatives described her as the life of the party.“I could never imagine what it feels like. Her birthday is next week. She’s supposed to be 9 years old, September 6,” Brown said, tearfully. “Stop the killing. I see it on TV all the time, but I never thought it would be mine. I never thought it would be mine.”Keith Butler, the family’s pastor, spoke about the family’s need for justice. “When you sit by and don’t say anything, and you know what’s going on, you’re just as much a part of it as the criminals and thugs and gangsters that did this.”Miami-Dade Police are looking for a black four-door Ford.The reward for information about the shooting has been raised to $25,000, so far.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for the $25,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The 8-year-old girl who was shot over the weekend in Northwest Miami-Dade has died, her family said Tuesday night.Police said Jada was standing by the front door of her grandmother’s house when she was struck in the head by a stray bullet, Sunday. Her father, James Page, was also shot. He remains hospitalized in stable condition, Wednesday.Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the the child was placed on life support, but her family said her heart had stopped beating on Tuesday, at around 5 p.m.Jada’s mother, Rosalind Brown, was surrounded by family members as she pleaded for justice for her daughter. “She’s only 8 years old,” she said, speaking through tears. “All I’m asking is for justice for my baby, please.”Miami-Dade Police said the shooter or shooters were targeting Jada’s father, just before 5 p.m., Sunday. The elder Page was shot multiple times in the neck, according to his mother, Vanessa Page.According to investigators, someone inside a black four-door sedan pulled up in front of the home, near Northwest 25th Avenue and 102nd Street. “A black vehicle, a Ford Focus or Fusion or similar style vehicle, four-door, occupied by at least two males, pulled up next to the 32-year-old male victim, opened the door and proceeded to shoot that victim numerous times,” Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Sunday.“Now I gotta plan a funeral for an 8-year-old child, fourth grader,” said Lisa Hadley, Jada’s grandmother.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Local business owners in the Zika transmission zone are urging health officials to lift a travel advisory as they claim it has been “bad for business.”Two restaurant owners from Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood participated in a call with the director for the Center of Disease Control and the CEO of the U.S. Travel Association to explain the economic impact of the virus.Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott is feeling positive for that area. “We will get them everything to get back to work. We are about now 42, 43 days without a case in Wynwood, which is really positive. We will be 45 days to that point,” the governor said.Business owners said their employees are feeling the effects of the travel advisory. “We had to make tough decisions,” said restaurant owner Owen Bale. “We had to put our teams in drastically reduced hours. Many of our staff working less than 60 percent of their weekly hours.”There are six new non-travel-related cases in Miami-Dade. Three of theses cases are in Miami Beach and officials are trying to determine where the other cases occurred.The CDC said it could lift its advisory for one-square-mile in Wynwood on Sept. 19 if no new locally contracted cases are confirmed in the area.However, Zika spraying continued overnight in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control deployed specialized trucks to attack mosquito larvae. The trucks provide better ground coverage — targeting breeding areas between 28th and 47th streets.However, the spray came with controversy. Protests continued at city hall as many residents remain fearful of the long-term effects the spraying will have.Naled, the controversial chemical in question, was not used.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A week after Anderson News in January announced a 7-cents-per copy distribution price increase, Source Interlink also says it will also raise its rates by 7 cents. The two wholesalers account for around 50 percent of the magazine distribution market.Anerson CEO Charlie Anderson says that all wholesalers were in a money-losing business. “The business has not been profitable and has not been for a very long time. What we are trying to do is give some stability to the channel. Short of that, there will be an implosion in the business.” This raise represents about a 3.5 percent increase for Anderson. Discussions with Comag resulted in a three percent offer, and separate talks with Time Inc. arrived at 2 percent. The pricing is non-negotiable for either Anderson or Source, with both implementing a February 1 deadline for signed agreements, and plans to drop non-compliers. Comag’s president, Michael Sullivan, tells the New York Post that his clients have no intention of paying. “As we understand it, Anderson’s proposal is a unilateral effort to shift substantial costs to magazine publishers,” and doesn’t “address the fundamental inefficiencies” of newsstand-distribution. Part two of Anderson’s program outlines an exit from bearing the costs of scan-based trading. “The last thing we want to do is exit the business, but why should we be in a business that doesn’t give us any return?”Jay Annis, vice president of single copy sales at Taunton Press, says: “The attempts by both at extracting a 7-cents-per-copy fee for distribution is unfair for any number of reasons, and the method in how they have gone about it is ridiculous.”
The new partners include urban gardening provider Urbilis, high-end mayonnaise maker Empire Mayo, local gourmet food liaison Goldbely and Japanese clothing designer Uniqlo.Reddit did not disclose financial terms of the deals.The site, owned by Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications, also announced the launch of a subreddit discussion board dedicated to gold membership benefits.”Our main goal is to give our honored gold members some extra, but completely optional stuff,” Croach says. “We’re really excited to bring you guys some real-life benefits to your golden membership.”While Reddit does draw revenue through display advertising (and is trying to become more ad-friendly), both its leadership and its base have been publically wary about being overly aggressive.The Reddit Gold program started three years ago as a way to supplement ad sales and offset the costs associated with its massive traffic numbers. Since then, the program has gradually expanded from a charity—”We can right now only offer you our undying gratitude,” the group said at Reddit Gold’s launch—to the current version announced yesterday.Reddit boasted 37 billion pageviews and 400 million unique visitors last year, according to internal figures.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Reddit is expanding its membership benefits in an effort to up revenues while still keeping a large, but principled user-base happy.The membership model, called Reddit Gold, gives users exclusive navigation features, beta testing options and access to a members-only area in exchange for a monthly ($3.99) or annual ($29.99) subscription. Last month, the site partnered with cloud storage service Backblaze to offer special deals to Reddit Gold members—now they’re expanding on that strategy.”The response was so impactful that we’ve been steadily hearing from more and more companies who want to give gold members new perks,” David Croach, community manager for Reddit, says on the company’s blog. “We’ve handpicked the best ones, and we’re looking for feedback on what you think.”