Weather Eye Breezy showery unsettled skies as far as the forecaster can

first_imgWith our continued blustery weather this spring, many folks are wondering if it will be a repeat of last year. Green tomato summer in the offing? It certainly looks like it at this point in time. More unsettled conditions are in the extended forecast, with only brief interludes of sunshine.More rain should come later on Wednesday and into Thursday, with a good half-inch or more on the charts for Vancouver. And also more moderate snows in the Cascades. Never ends, eh? Looking at computer models late Monday, it appeared we could squeeze out a nice weekend later this week but of course those ducky sunny icons on the extended forecast keep on moving. We’ll see. If it does end up being nice it would be cooler than what we had last Saturday — in the 60s, not the 70s.And speaking of Saturday, it was just plain fantastic. I managed a few moments to lie out in the sunshine between inside chores. Decided to postpone my trip to the garden center for some potted plants to set outside; plenty of time for that. I will give you the same old warning about clearing skies overnight this Friday through Sunday if high pressure abounds. Yep, without the cloud blanket, there’s a good chance again of scattered frost, especially in the colder locations, and you know where you live.Monday’s weather system brought some strong gusty winds along the Oregon coast, with reports as high as 80 mph. Inland winds were strongest in the southern Willamette Valley, with reports of over 50 mph. Locally? Just typical March-like breezes with gusts to 25-35 mph.last_img read more

WSUV honors Hal Dengerink

first_imgHal Dengerink, founding and longtime Washington State University Vancouver chancellor who resigned in June, was honored Tuesday at an RSVP reception held at the Firstenburg Student Center on the campus.Mike Worthy, local member of the WSU board of regents, served as master of ceremonies during the afternoon tribute that drew more than 200 guests.Included were WSU President Elson Floyd, former WSU President Lane Rawlins, chancellors of WSU’s Tri-Cities and Spokane campuses and Bob Knight, Clark College president.Leaders recognized the new naming of the Dengerink Administration Building. Nancy Youlden, vice chancellor for student affairs, presented gifts from student and employee groups.And, Floyd announced that Dengerink has been given the title of chancellor emeritus, first such designation in WSU history.last_img read more

New judge sworn in

first_img Gregory Gonzales, the newly appointed Superior Court judge, was sworn in Friday afternoon by Clark County Superior Court Presiding Judge Barbara Johnson in her courtroom. Gonzales was appreciative of the standing-room-only turnout, saying: “I’m so humbled and honored by the show of support.”Gonzales, a former Battle Ground Municipal Court judge who was appointed in April by Gov. Chris Gregoire, succeeds retiring Judge Edwin Poyfair. Gregory Gonzales, the new Superior Court judge, is helped into his robes by his fiancee Molly Trafelet after a swearing-in ceremony Friday afternoon in Presiding Judge Barbara Johnson’s courtroom.last_img

Woman hit by vehicle while crossing street in Orchards

first_imgA woman was hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening while she was crossing Northeast Gher Road near St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The accident was reported at 6:05 p.m. in the 5600 block of Gher Road in the Orchards area. The woman, whose name was not released, may have been crossing eastbound when she was struck by a northbound vehicle, said Vancouver police Officer Ilia Botvinnik. The woman was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were described as serious, but not life-threatening. The roadway where she crossed does not have a crosswalk. The driver, Shea Buckner, 23, remained on scene and cooperated with police investigating the collision, Botvinnik said. He said the collision appeared to be an accident and that no drugs or alcohol were involved.last_img

Troopers investigate cause of fatal I5 crash

first_imgWashington State Patrol continues to investigate what caused a single-vehicle crash that killed a Kalama man Saturday morning on Interstate 5.Nicholas Logue, 36, was driving south on the interstate when his vehicle veered right, left the roadway and crashed into a large light pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two children in the car, Nealee D. Logue, 9, and Nash R. Logue, 3, were taken to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. Their conditions were not available Tuesday. Logue worked in maintenance for the city of Vancouver’s public works department, City Manager Eric Holmes said Tuesday. Logue died of blunt force injuries, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. Trooper Will Finn said that there were no road hazards or any obvious reason for the driver to turn or swerve. The investigation is ongoing.Finn said Nealee Logue acted as a “little hero,” because she calmed down her little brother after the crash. “She was trying to do the best she could in a terrible situation,” Finn said.last_img read more

Former Las Vegas Macau gaming executive among those arrested in US college

first_img Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team A former Las Vegas gaming executive, whose background also includes stints at integrated resorts in Macau and Vietnam, is among more than 50 people charged over a US college bribery scheme that saw wealthy Americans cheat and bribe their way into the nation’s most prestigious colleges.According to multiple Las Vegas media outlets, former MGM Grand and MGM Hospitality boss Gamal Aziz, also known as Gamal Abdelaziz, was arrested and charged with paying a US$300,000 bribe to ensure his daughter’s admission into the University of Southern California, falsely claiming she was a high school basketball star. Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts RelatedPosts The complaint alleges Aziz’s daughter was subsequently accepted on the basis of her athletic potential but didn’t join the basketball team upon arrival.Aziz has a highly decorated history in the Las Vegas gaming industry, having helped open the Bellagio after joining Steve Wynn’s Mirage Resorts in 1998. After MGM took over The Mirage in 2000, his career trajectory skyrocketed and he was eventually named President of both MGM Grand and MGM Hospitality, the latter of which saw him involved with the pre-opening team for Vietnam’s The Grand Ho Tram Strip before the company walked away from the project in 2014.He returned to Wynn that same year where he served as President of Wynn Macau Ltd between January 2014 and September 2016, and as President of Wynn Resorts Development LLC.Aziz is one of 33 parents arrested by federal authorities in conjunction with the college bribery scandal, which also includes at least nine athletic coaches, lawyers and finance industry figures.The case has made worldwide headlines, with the 33 parents named by prosecutors including prominent actresses Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives fame and Lori Loughlin from the hit 80s sitcom Full House.last_img read more

Celebrate innovation and best practice at the Employee Benefits Awards 2019

first_imgThere is now less than a month until the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party, which will celebrate best practice in the benefits and reward industry on 7 June 2019.The event will bring together HR, benefits and reward professionals from a wide range of industry sectors, and will recognise excellence across 20 diverse categories, including Best mental health strategy, Best alignment of benefits to business strategy, Most motivational benefits, Best staff travel initiatives and Best pension communications.The Employee Benefits Awards 2019 will also celebrate individual successes, showcasing the work of a leading figure in the Employee benefits professional of the year category. This year, a new Rising star award will also focus on the work of a promising newcomer to the industry.The winners will be announced during a lunchtime ceremony, hosted by actor and comedian Kerry Godliman, followed by an summer party going on into the early evening, all taking place at the iconic location of The Pavillion at the Tower of London.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

Suspected home invader strikes Coral Gables homeowner tries fleeing police

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A suspected home invader was caught and arrested, Monday afternoon, after trying to flee police at a Coral Gables home.According to police, the Coral Gables homeowner called police when he arrived home and noticed a suspicious car outside his house, near Granada Boulevard and Mariana Avenue, Monday afternoon.As the victim was on the phone with police, the suspected home invader, later identified as 36-year-old Cedric Gray Jr. walked out of the house, struck the victim with the bottom of a machete and attempted to run away on foot.Coral Gables Police responded at around 3:56 p.m. and caught Gray inside a nearby house. Officials then noticed his car was the same one caught on surveillance camera during a burglary at another Coral Gables home.Police later determined Gray acted alone. He is facing charges of armed burglary, grand theft and several other charges in relation to both incidents.There is no word on whether anything was stolen from the house.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Officials to inspect International Fishing Pier after Matthew

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – International Fishing Pier is set to be reviewed after South Florida’s brush with Hurricane Matthew.The pier remains closed Friday until authorities inspect it to make sure it’s safe.Big waves crashed into the pier as Hurricane Matthew scraped across the South Florida coasts Thursday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

2 Palm Beach men charged with conspiring with ISIS plead guilty

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two Palm Beach County men accused of conspiring to support ISIS have pleaded guilty.One of them, Dayne Christian, also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He and defendant Darren Jackson face up to 20 years in prison.The FBI arrested the suspects on July of 2016.Gregory HubbardAuthorities also arrested a third man, Gregory Hubbard. His trial is scheduled for later this year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Miami Beach temple hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Community leaders and officials from a variety of religious backgrounds attended a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Sunday night, amidst a rise in anti-Semitism.The ceremony at Temple Beth Sholom commemorated the millions of people killed in the Holocaust.In the wake of a recent rise in hate crimes and anti-Semitism, Sunday’s event was attended by people from several religious backgrounds, all of them promoting interfaith tolerance.“In this year with the hyper-polarization of our community and country we felt that lessons of the Holocaust really had relevance way beyond the Jewish community,” said Jacob Solomon, president of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.The event, which was highly secured, proceeded without incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Coast Guard rescues 8 beached boaters off Florida Keys

first_img#USCG Station Marathon boatcrew assisted 8 boaters near Channel Key after their vsl began taking on water. Read more— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) August 8, 2017Another crew was then able to quickly assess the sinking situation and stop the source of flooding before the boaters were safely taken back to shore.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (WSVN) – The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of eight people after their boat began to sink off Long Key Bridge, Monday afternoon.The eight-person crew beached their 29-foot fishing boat after it began taking on water, at around 4 p.m.last_img

Crews rescue kitten stuck inside FPL vault in Parkland

first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews in Parkland helped a kitten out of a tight situation, Sunday.Coral Springs and Parkland firefighters responded to the scene of a cat stuck inside of a Florida Power and Light vault at the Parkland Golf and Country Club, located at 10001 Old Club Road.According to officials, FPL was called to the scene to secure power, which allowed crews access into the box. After some coaxing and digging, rescuers pulled the tiny charcoal-colored feline from the box.Officials said the kitten had been stuck in the vault for a couple of days before fire rescue was called.After the rescue from the vault, an employee of the country club took the kitten home as their new pet.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Rescuers free manatee tangled in life vest in Fort Lauderdale waterways

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescuers worked for several hours to successfully catch a manatee swimming in the Intracoastal Waterway with a life vest tangled around it.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and a rescue group arrived on scene and managed to capture the manatee in a net just before 4:30 p.m., Wednesday.“It couldn’t dive very well, so without it being able to dive to feed, it wouldn’t have been able to survive very long with a life jacket on it,” said Amber Howell with the FWC.They hoisted the nearly 300-pound manatee out of the water near One Key Drive and onto a grassy area near the dock to get the life jacket off.“A really healthy, active animal. There’s nothing wrong with it physically other than that life jacket being on it,” Howell said, “so it did give us a little run for our money with the hoop net.”Once they untangled the life vest from the animal’s back, rescuers worked together to get the manatee back into the water.“It shows how great Americans are, and what we’ll do to save an American life,” said one witness. “A life, any life or an animal. It’s a feel-good story.” Initially, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded earlier in the day to reports of a “manatee in distress” in the Intracoastal Waterway near Sunrise Boulevard.They have placed a microchip on the manatee to follow him and make sure he is OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

1 dead 4 hospitalized after car hits tree in North Miami

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been killed and four others were hospitalized when a car crashed into a tree in North Miami.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived at the scene near Northwest 125th Street and First Court.Fire rescue had to pry open the doors of the car in order to reach the five passengers inside.One person was killed in the crash while the other four passengers were taken to the hospital in unknown conditions.The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Coral Gables police chief cleared of wrongdoing after pool party photo controversy

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Gables City Commission has ruled that Police Chief Ed Hudak did not act inappropriately after he took a photo with several female officers during a pool party.A host of residents and fellow officers showed to support Hudak during a Tuesday morning City Commission meeting where officials determined Hudak’s fate.The city launched an investigation into Hudak after he attended a pool party for one of his officers and posed for a picture with several fellow officers.After the photo was taken, the city received an anonymous letter accusing him of misconduct.After a nine-month probe, the City Manager Cathy Swanson announced her decision. “I’ve decided to rescind the reprimand in the best interest of the city,” Swanson said.“I appreciate the manager’s decision to look at it again,” Hudak said. “I came in today prepared to defend myself and because she revisited it, we are fine.”Hudak has run the Coral Gables Police Department since 2014. He’s a 28-year veteran with the department. last_img read more

Passenger kicked off American Airlines flight after buying ticket for her cello

first_imgFox News received a statement by American Airlines that reads in part, “Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication about whether the cello she was traveling with met the requirements to fit onboard the particular aircraft she was flying, a Boeing 737. We rebooked our passenger on a flight the next morning on a larger aircraft, a Boeing 767. We provided her a hotel and meal accommodations for the inconvenience.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – An American Airlines passenger said she was taken off a flight because of the size of her cello, even though she purchased a seat for the instrument.Musician Jingjing Hu’s husband, Jay Tang, posted to Facebook following the news detailing the situation. Tang said he was told by American Airlines that his wife buying two round-trip tickets — one for her, one for her cello — was “absolutely allowed.”“When I flew from Chicago to Miami, I didn’t have any trouble with that,” Hu said to WMAQ.Hu was met with trouble when she boarded her return flight to Chicago. Fox News reported that Hu said she was told her cello was too big for the seat.Hu said, however, that the cello met seat size restrictions. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. airlines must accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage on commercial flights.Tang wrote on Facebook that he thinks Hu was removed due to an overbooked flight. last_img read more

Sterling Transfer Site Goes To Winter Hours On Sunday

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The hours at the Sterling transfer site change to 10am to 6pm, starting on Sunday. Beginning October 1 the transfer site is closed on Sundays through the winter. Questions? Call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department (907) 262-9667. From October to May each year the landfill will be open 10am to 6pm, Monday-Saturday. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted back in 2016 to close Borough dumps on Sunday from October to May. October 1 will kick off the seasonal landfill closure. The Central Peninsula Landfill and Kasilof, Kenai, Nikiski and Sterling Transfer Sites will be closed on Sundays for the winter beginning October 1 through April 28, 2019. Sundays will re-open for the summer season.last_img

In a Twist Harvards 02138 Sold to New York Publisher

first_imgThe founders of 01238, the irreverent lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni launched in 2006, have sold the title to Manhattan Media, a community newspaper publisher and owner of Avenue magazine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Atlantic Media, which had owned a minority stake in 02138, sold its interest, too. Sandow Media, the publisher of Worth magazine, had been close to a deal to buy the magazine, according published reports and a source with direct knowledge of the talks.While Sandow failed to acquire the magazine, the company managed to hire away 02138 executive editor Richard Bradley as Worth’s editor-in-chief. Bradley’s hiring was announced today. The owners of Manhattan Media, which also publishes the New York Press, plan to increase the quarterly’s frequency to six times per year in 2009, as well roll out similar magazines for all eight Ivy League universities. The so-called “Ivy League Media” will also launch social networking Web sites for each of the schools and a live events division.01238 has a controlled circulation of about 100,000.last_img read more

No Bull at IMAG

first_imgEVANSTON, Illinois—Day two of the MPA’s IMAG conference opened here today with a promise from David Lusterman, publisher of String Letter Publishing and IMAG conference chair, to “take the level of candor to new heights.” Lusterman then laid down two rules for speakers and audience members: No “bullshitting,” and no withholding.The agenda was focused primarily on making the jump from a print to a multi-platform publisher—an imperative underscored by session speaker Cia Romano, CEO and founder of Web consultancy firm Interface Guru, who warned that publishers who don’t make the turn are “not going to survive what’s coming.” (Attendees appear to understand that the threat is real, as evidenced by how the crowd fell silent during Wednesday’s award dinner following mention of the recently shuttered country music magazine No Depression.)When Romano asked how many people have identified the three primary users of their Web sites, only a pair raised their hands. “That’s not good,” she said. “If you’re not user-centric then you have no strategy.” Janet Ludwig, president of Allured Publishing—which serves the spa, fragrance and cosmetics care markets—says her company took this approach as far as naming their “types” of users, such as “Esther the Aesthetician,” during the Web redesign process. “’We would say, ‘Is this for Ophelia or is this for Esther?’”Changing the MindsetFor Bryan Welch, publisher and editorial director at Ogden Publications and IMAG board chairman, building a successful multi-platform business means changing mindsets. “I hear a lot of my peers—and the voice inside my head sometimes—saying, ‘I have this medium or I have this revenue stream’ or some business school commodity,” Welch said during a session called “Successful Multi-Media Publishing Strategies. He says publishers need to move away from mission by medium and move toward mission in terms of building communities—in his case of registered users who want to consume the products his company is selling.“We have about a million paid subscribers to all our print publications and about 400,000 registered users online,” Welch said. “We believe this is backwards. We should have 10 million registered users. Once we have them in the community, I don’t know what we’re going to sell them, but I know damn well we’re going to sell them a bunch of stuff.”[EDITOR’S NOTE: Check throughout the week for news and posts from the IMAG conference.]last_img read more