Winterhawks take opener

first_imgGAME RECAPWinterhawks 4, Ice 3 (OT)Series: Portland leads best-of-7 1-0. Game 2 is 7 p.m. today at the Rose Garden.Player of the game: Ty Rattie scored the game-winner in overtime and set up the game’s first goal.PORTLAND — It’s a basic bit of hockey wisdom: Shoot the puck.In the opening minute of overtime on Friday, Craig Cunningham did just that. As a result, the Portland Winterhawks scored the first win of the Western Hockey League finals.Ty Rattie re-directed the puck, and it trickled between the legs of Kootenay Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen to give the Winterhawks a 4-3 win in Game 1 at the Rose Garden.The winning goal was scored 55 seconds into overtime with the Winterhawks nearing the end of a power play. Cunningham skated from the half wall and took a shot from the left faceoff circle.“I just had my stick on the ice,” said Rattie, who didn’t see the puck. “It was a shot-pass kind of thing that we work on in practice, and it worked in Game 1 OT.”The goal ended Kootenay’s 11-game playoff winning streak, and gave Portland the first of four wins needed to lift the Ed Chynoweth Cup.last_img read more

Portland police make 2 arrests in teens shooting

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have made two arrests in last month’s fatal shooting of 14-year-old Shilo Hampton near the Lloyd Center mall in Portland.Detectives served search warrants Thursday and arrested 20-year-old Jimmie Ray Sanders-Garcia and 21-year-old Edward Mohr. Both are booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on murder charges.Hampton was found shot in the head and stomach on a sidewalk in Holladay Park shortly after the April 18 shooting. He was freshman at Madison High School and lived in a foster home.Police say more than 100 officers including members of the Gang Enforcement Team and US Marshals Service worked together on the investigation.Hampton was with a group of friends at Holladay Park across from the mall when the shots were fired.last_img read more

UPDATE Tyler Flowers 18 of Vancouver dies after crash in Oregon

first_imgTyler Flowers, a recent graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School who loved performing in theater productions, died at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Hospital on Wednesday, two days after an afternoon crash on a major route to the Oregon Coast.Flowers, 18, was a Vancouver resident. He had been listed in critical condition before his death Wednesday afternoon, according to a bulletin from the Oregon State Police.His brother, Kyle Flowers, 19, said he “loved life and had a lot of friends. He always could make everyone happy and laugh.”Tyler Flowers was involved in theater at Hudson’s Bay High School, where he graduated last school year, and continued acting at Clark College, his brother said.“He just loved acting because he was so outgoing,” his brother said.Kyle Flowers said his brother had fought some health problems, adding, “He was the strongest guy I know, mentally and physically.”A passing motorist reported the crash around 2 p.m. Monday on Highway 26 about eight miles east of Elsie, the OSP bulletin said.The driver saw a two-door car travel 10 feet down an embankment and strike a tree.Tyler Flowers was trapped inside.He drove a 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse, his brother said.An off-duty paramedic arrived five minutes later and began life support, troopers said.Members of the Elsie Fire Department pulled Flowers from the car. Ambulance paramedics took him to a nearby landing zone; a Life Flight helicopter crew rushed him to Emanuel.Highway traffic was affected for about two hours, troopers said.OSP troopers are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img read more

Commissioner Mielke again tardy on property taxes

first_imgClark County Commissioner Tom Mielke said Thursday he forgot to pay his first-half property taxes, which were due April 30.“I can’t believe it,” said Mielke, after a reporter called him to ask why he hasn’t paid.“I see I forgot my grandson’s birthday, too,” Mielke said.In 2010, Mielke was late paying his second-half property taxes. That time, it was a budgeting issue. He’d been remodeling his Battle Ground-area home, and his other bills carried higher interest rates than his property tax bill. So he postponed payment.This time, he said, he simply forgot.For more details or to comment, read the full story.last_img read more

Snow falling in north county

first_imgSnow is falling in Battle Ground and other parts of north Clark County.“It’s snowing pretty light in town but closer to Yacolt, it is coming down pretty hard, my boss told me,” said Tony Melo, a barista at Old Town Battle Grounds.“It’s not even an inch so far, but it’s coming down pretty hard,” said Tony Nunez in Yacolt. He is an EMT for North Country EMS, based in Yacolt.This story will be updated.last_img

Police find second body from empty kayak identify victims

first_imgPolice and the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office have confirmed the identities of two kayakers who died in an apparent accident on the Columbia River last week.Teddi Ann Watanabe, 51, of Vancouver and her boyfriend, Bradley James Lynch, 50, of Gresham, Ore., died of hypothermia, according to the medical examiner, Dr. Dennis Wickham.There were no witnesses to the accident, which occurred sometime around Christmas. Watanabe’s body was found Dec. 28, floating in debris in the Columbia River near the Interstate 205 Bridge. She was dressed for kayaking, including wearing a buoyancy vest, but didn’t carry an identification. It appeared she had been in the water about two days.A search turned up an empty two-person kayak washed up on the eastern shore of Government Island. Later, a vehicle belonging to one of the pair was found at a launch site on the Oregon shore. Lynch’s body was found Wednesday.Since the deaths were ruled accidental, police have ended their investigation.last_img read more

Eugene officer zapped with own stun gun

first_imgEUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man who was arrested early Saturday morning faces charges of unlawful use of a stun gun and felony assault because police say he turned a Taser back on an officer and zapped him three times with his own weapon.Police say the officer was incapacitated. Other officers used pepper spray to subdue Jessie Alexander Wright.The Register-Guard reports the Eugene man had been celebrating his 30th birthday at a tavern.Police say he was drunk and combative and had mouthed off to an officer who was conducting a sobriety check on a woman outside the bar.last_img read more

Public asked to stay away from Washington landslide

first_imgSEATTLE — Authorities on a scenic Washington state island are asking the public to stay away from a massive landslide that damaged 20 properties.Island County authorities said Friday that the area around the slide will be restricted through Easter weekend. Only official personnel and local residents with a badge will have access.Thirty-five homes were initially evacuated after Wednesday’s slide on Whidbey Island, 50 miles north of Seattle. One home was destroyed, and four homes remained under evacuation orders Thursday night.Crews have begun laying down a foot path for residents to access the homes blocked by debris that washed out a road. Authorities eventually hope to build a temporary access road, but that may take weeks.last_img read more

US military plane carrying 3 crashes in Kyrgyzstan

first_imgCHALDOVAR, Kyrgyzstan — An American military refueling plane carrying three crew members crashed Friday in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Central Asian nation where the U.S. operates an air base key to the war in Afghanistan.There was no immediate word on the fate of the KC-135 crew. Officials at the U.S. base said they had no information yet on the cause of the crash.The plane crashed in the afternoon near Chaldovar, a village about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the U.S. Transit Center at Manas base, which is outside the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. Pieces of the plane, including its tail, lay in a grassy field bordered by mountains; the air was infused with the heavy stench of petrol.The plane was on a refueling mission for Afghanistan war operations at the time of the crash, a U.S. defense official in Washington said, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the details of an ongoing investigation.Emergency officials said the front section of the plane has not yet been found, the Russian state news agency ITAR-Tass reported from Bishkek.A resident of the agricultural and sheep-grazing area said the plane exploded in flight.“I was working with my father in the field, and I heard an explosion. When I looked up at the sky I saw the fire. When it was falling, the plane split into three pieces,” Sherikbek Turusbekov told an AP reporter at the site.The U.S. base, which is adjacent to Manas International Airport outside Bishkek, was established in late 2001 to support the international military campaign in Afghanistan. It functions as an interim point for troops going into or out of Afghanistan and as a home for the tanker planes that refuel warplanes in flight.last_img read more

Extended heat wave to stick to region

first_imgAn extended heat wave starting Saturday is expected to bring a run of several consecutive 90-degree days to the region, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.Forecasters aren’t betting on any triple-digit temperatures just yet, but a few days may come close.In Vancouver this weekend, cloud cover and possible thunderstorms will keep things slightly cooler than next week, but temperatures should still peak in the lower 90s, according to the weather service. The heat will crank up a few more degrees Monday and Tuesday, forecasters said.What’s more, humid conditions and warm nights could make things even more uncomfortable.“It’s going to feel hotter than it really is,” said Steve Pierce, owner of Northwest Weather Consultants. “It’s going to feel sticky. It’s going to feel muggy.”The heat wave isn’t likely to break any Vancouver single-day records, which are all above 100 degrees during the next week, said Jerry Macke, a meteorological technician with the weather service. But the heat will be noteworthy for its duration, Pierce said.The region could see as many as six or seven consecutive days with highs above 90 degrees before a cool-down arrives at the end of next week. The run of hot weather could be the longest since 2009, Pierce said, when Vancouver strung together 10 such days in a row. (That stretch also included Vancouver’s hottest day ever recorded: 108 degrees on July 29, 2009.)last_img read more

VIP woes see Crown Resorts revenue profit fall in FY19

first_img RelatedPosts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Crown Resorts reported a 5.4% year-on-year fall in normalized revenue to AU$2.95 billion at its Australian properties for the 12 months ended 30 June 2019, the decline due primarily to a slowdown in VIP.Despite main gaming floor revenue enjoying a slight 0.5% increase to AU$1.69 billion and non-gaming revenue rising 0.6% to AU$752.1 million on a normalized basis, combined VIP table game turnover at Crown’s two Australian resorts – Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth – fell 26.1% to AU$38 billion, with VIP revenue for year coming in well down on FY18 numbers at AU$513.4 million. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August As a result, group-wide normalized EBITDA fell 8.7% to AU$802.1 million (including UK property Crown Aspinalls) with normalized net profit after tax down 4.7% to AU$368.6 million.Crown’s flagship property Crown Melbourne suffered a 5.4% decline in normalized revenue to AU$2.16 billion, with VIP turnover and VIP revenue down 25.4% year-on-year to AU$32.7 billion and AU$441.4 million respectively. Main gaming floor revenue increased 1.5% to AU$1.24 billion, with normalized EBITDA down 8.6% to AU$589.5 million.At Crown Perth, a 30.1% decline in turnover to AU$5.3 billion resulted in normalized VIP revenue of AU$72 million while main gaming floor revenue fell 2.1% to AU$454.2 million. Normalized EBITDA dropped 10.8% to AU$221.8 million.Crown’s wagering and online social gaming operations, which comprise online betting exchange Betfair Australasia and social gaming business DGN Games, declined 55.6% to AU$130.1 million and EBITDA by 2.7% to AU$26.1 million following the sale of sports betting site CrownBet.last_img read more

Asda equal pay claim proceeds to employment tribunal

first_imgAn equal pay claim brought against retailer Asda is to proceed to the Employment Tribunal following a Court of Appeal decision published yesterday (22 June 2016).The claim is being brought by more than 7,000 former and current Asda employees, the majority of which are women, who work in hourly-paid roles at Asda’s retail stores. The claimants allege that the value of the work they do is equal to that of employees working in Asda’s distribution centres, who are largely male. They argue that their pay should be comparable with those in the depots, claiming that historical discrimination has occurred and has not been corrected.Asda denies that any discrimination occurred and argues that the claim should fail on merits.The retail organisation contended that due to the complexity and potentially far-reaching impact of the case, the Employment Tribunal (ET) proceedings should be stayed and the claims pursued at the High Court.This was rejected by the ET on the grounds that it did not have the power to impose a stay on proceedings and that, if it were to have that power, doing so would be inappropriate in this case.Asda appealed to the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), arguing that the ET does have that power and that it should have exercised it. The EAT upheld the ET’s decision.An appeal against the latter decision was allowed. This appeal relates to the case proceedings rather than to the merits of the case itself.The Court of Appeal hearing took place at on 26 May 2016 before Lord Justice Elias and Lord Justice Christopher Clarke.The appeal was dismissed, with the Court of Appeal finding that it was not for the ET to relinquish jurisdiction in favour of the High Court and supporting the ET’s right to conclude that it would be inappropriate to transfer the case.A spokesperson at Asda said: “The ruling from the Court of Appeal relates solely to the way the case will proceed in the courts, it has nothing to do with the merits of the case itself. While we disagree with the decision, we continue to strongly dispute the claims being made against us in the employment tribunal.“This is a legal case about different rates of pay for different jobs. We believe that jobs in question are very different in terms of their demands, and we strongly dispute the claims being made. At Asda people doing the same job are paid the same. Men and women doing the same job in our retail stores are paid the same. Men and women doing the same job in our distribution and logistics centre are paid the same. Pay rates in stores and depots differ for legitimate reasons, including the different market rates for different jobs.”last_img read more

Pension Schemes Bill 2017 receives Royal Assent

first_imgThe Pension Schemes Bill 2017, which legislates for greater protections around master trusts, has received Royal Assent.This is the final stage of the bill going through Parliament and becoming an Act, making it law.The Pension Schemes Bill increases protection for members of master trusts, which includes granting The Pensions Regulator (TPR) greater powers of intervention and requiring schemes to be authorised.Master trust schemes will have to meet key criteria, such as ensuring that the parties involved in the scheme are fit and proper, that the scheme is financially sustainable, and that the administration and governance processes are sufficient.The Pensions Schemes Bill also makes way for changes to legislation relating to pension administration charges. The government aims to prevent savers looking to withdraw their pension early through the pension freedoms from being penalised by early exit charges.Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Members of certain workplace pensions like group personal pensions or group [self-invested personal pensions] already benefit from rules to protect them. The rubber stamping of this legislation is a solid step forward in bringing master trusts and other occupational schemes more in line. Nobody should be less well protected simply because of the pension chosen by their employer.”last_img read more

Disney reopens beaches after the death of Nebraska toddler

first_imgORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Walt Disney World re-opened its beaches to guests, Friday, more than a week after a 2-year-old boy was attacked and killed by an alligator.The beaches are now open from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset.Disney has added more signs and temporary barriers to try and keep guests and others safe.Lane Graves, the 2-year-old from Nebraska, was snatched by a gator from a beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort earlier this month and was later found dead.State wildlife officials said they believe the gator responsible for the toddler’s death was captured and killed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

FIU grad students participating in 2day earthquake drill

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The final step in the pursuit of a degree for some Florida International University graduate students is getting all shook up this weekend.There is no final exam for the first graduating class of FIU’s Academy for International Disaster Preparedness. In what constitutes a first for the academic institution, the 39 students are participating in a full-scale, 48-hour disaster drill simulating a catastrophic earthquake.In the drill, the group is divided in teams that will have to build a base of operations and conduct field assessments.FIU officials praised the participants’ dedication. “These students are the best and so unique. They really come from our community,” said Ruben Almaguer, FIU’s Assistant Vice President for Disaster Management and Emergency Operations. “They’re firefighters, they’re law enforcement officers, they’re in the military, the U.S. Coast Guard. We have a doctor, we have a lawyer, we have other civilians who want to get into this field.”Saturday afternoon, students worked directly with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Air Rescue and Marine Divisions and the U.S. Coast Guard. They will be transported aboard a Coast Guard vessel and a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue fire boat. They will also assist in aerial damage assessment using a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter to evaluate a simulated disaster site across Biscayne Bay.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Video shows man breaking into SW MiamiDade construction trailer

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The owner of a construction trailer in Southwest Miami-Dade is hoping crisp surveillance video showing a man breaking into it will lead to thief’s arrest.The video captured the subject breaking into the trailer, located near Southwest 117th Avenue and 160th Street, Monday. He can be seen attempting to cover his face with a blue hoodie, as he rummages through things before taking off.Monday’s break-in marks the second time in as many months the trailer has been targeted. The first time, $16,000 worth of tools were taken. The owner did not specify whether or not any items were taken on Monday.If you have any information on either of these break-ins, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Belgian Malinois rolls over competition becomes Miami Beach K9

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The force is strong with “Vader.” The police force, that is.The 2-year-old Belgian Malinois has joined the ranks of the Miami Beach Police Department but not without facing some hairy competition.The department took a look at the skills of Vader and four other four-legged applicants, Wednesday.The contenders were put to the test with their handlers, as Miami Beach Police officials selected the dog they deemed most capable at bomb detection and criminal apprehension.“This is an incredible tool that we use on a daily basis,” said Miami Beach Police Officer Henry Doce. “These dogs are used in building searches, area searches. We’re constantly looking for criminal subjects that flee from the police, that have committed violent crimes, so they’re also used in either bomb sweeps or narcotics sweeps as well.”Vader emerged as the top dog. His next step will be an intense six months of K-9 training with his new partner.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Maryland man sentenced after being caught on camera tackling pelican in Key

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A Maryland man caught on camera tackling a pelican in Key West has been sentenced after he was found guilty of animal cruelty.A judge ordered 31-year-old William Hardesty to 90 days in the Monroe County Jail, Thursday.The 31-year-old was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and serve one year of probation.The investigation into Hardesty began in March after he posted a video of himself jumping on the pelican on Facebook.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Baby sleeper recalled due to potential of suffocation

first_img(WSVN) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for inclined sleepers due to safety concerns.The recall was issued on Wednesday for the Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinet and Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinet.Safety concerns were raised after infants using similar inclined sleep products have died after rolling onto their stomach or side while unrestrained.The Eddie Bauer Slumber and Soothe Rock Bassinet has a model number of BT055CSY while the Disney Baby Doze and Dream Bassinet has a model number of BT071DHS.The products were sold nationwide from Nov. 2014 to Feb. 2017 at popular retail stores including Kmart, Target, Ross and Marshall’s.Customers who have the sleepers are advised to stop using them and contact Dorel for a $60 refund voucher by either calling the company toll-free at 877-657-9546 or textting them at 812-373-6673 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska Man Killed After Being Partially Buried By Avalanche

first_imgTroopers requested a medical flight from the Alaska Air National Guard, which deployed a Pave Hawk helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to the avalanche site, located about 9 miles (14 kilometers) southwest of the city of Whittier. It wasn’t immediately clear if each person had their own snowmobile or if people had doubled up to ride near the glacier. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim of the Wednesday afternoon accident as Chad Christman. He was part of a group of people riding snowmobiles near Blackstone Glacier, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Anchorage, Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead with the Alaska National Guard said in an email. The avalanche caught six of the snowmobilers. “Five were OK, but one person had to be dug out,” she wrote. Two witnesses on snowmobiles reported to troopers that they saw Christman buried by the avalanche. “When they arrived at Blackstone Glacier, at 4,800-foot (1,463-meter) elevation, a landing area for the helicopter had been stamped into the snow by the snowmachine group,” Olmstead wrote. Snowmachines are what Alaskans call snowmobiles. “When the avalanche stopped, Christman was only partially buried,” troopers said in a web posting. “The two men and other people in the area were able to dig Christman out. CPR was started.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 41-year-old Anchorage man driving a snowmobile in Alaska’s backcountry died after being partially buried by an avalanche, officials said Thursday. Christman was transported to an Anchorage hospital but didn’t survive, troopers said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the avalanche or how big it was. A message sent to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center wasn’t immediately returned Thursday.last_img read more