19Sep/19

Watch Grey Seals Trained to Sing Star Wars Theme

first_imgStay on target Monk Seal With Eel Stuck Up Its Nose Caught on CameraFBI to Wikipedia – Take our seal down or face prosecution And tell me, grey seal, how does it feel to be so wise?Grey seals ain’t got nothin’ on Elton John.But they can, it turns out, mimic songs using the same sound production mechanisms as the Rocket Man.According to a study, published last week in the journal Current Biology, seals could be a new model system to study speech disorders.Researchers Amanda Stansbury and Vincent Janik, of the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI) at the University of St. Andrews, worked with three of the marine mammals from birth to determine their natural repertoire.The seals were trained to copy new sounds by changing their formants—”emphasized frequency bands in our speech sounds,” Janik explained to New Scientist.“They are parts of our speech sounds that we modify to encode information,” he said. “For example, different vowels only differ in their formants.”All three fin-footed animals learned first to create melodies in their own pitch, then to imitate human vowel sounds.“I was amazed how well the seals copied the model sounds we played to them,” lead author Stansbury, who now works at El Paso Zoo in Texas, said in a statement.“Copies are not perfect but given that these are not typical seal sounds it is pretty impressive,” she continued. “Our study really demonstrates how flexible seal vocalizations are.”Zola was particularly good at copying melodies (not dissimilar to child piano prodigy Reginald Dwight, aka Elton John), replicating up to 10 notes of songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”Listen closely in the video compilation above, and you might even make out a flicker of John Williams’ famous Star Wars theme.“This study gives us a better understanding of the evolution of vocal learning, a skill that is crucial for human language development,” according to SOI Director Janik. “Surprisingly, non-human primates have very limited abilities in this domain.“Finding other mammals that use their vocal tract in the same way as us to modify sounds informs us on how vocal skills are influenced by genetics and learning and can ultimately help to develop new methods to study speech disorders,” he added.More on Geek.com:Cyborg Seals Help Explain Mysterious Antarctic Ice HolesSpotted Seal Pups Rescued From Traffickers Released Back Into the WildScientists Find Owner of USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Poolast_img read more

19Sep/19

WWE and Alberto Del Rio agree on a settlement

first_img Ronda Rousey AAA announces “Invading NY” has been relocated to Hulu Theater in MSG, matches announced Twitter Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Impact and AAA announce partnership for Invading NY event on September 15 Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img Former WWE star and current AAA performer Alberto Del Rio posted the following on Twitter stating that he and WWE have agreed to a settlement that would allow Del Rio to take future bookings with anyone Del Rio wishes to work with:“I want to announce the following joint statement by me and the WWE. Following my departure from WWE, an understanding was reached with regards to my future booking opportunities. We wish each other well in our respective future endeavors.”Lawyers of Del Rio and WWE had been going back and forth in recent months trying to reach an agreement after Del Rio’s firing by WWE for slapping former WWE social media manager Cody Barbierri. Barbierri made a racially insensitive comment about Del Rio backstage. WWE stated that Del Rio had breached the morals clause that was in his WWE contract and due to the breach, WWE was attempting to stop Del Rio from wrestling for any other company until August 2015. It is said that with the new agreement between Del Rio and WWE, Del Rio can take future bookings and both sides will not disparage the other. Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook FITE.TV announces partnership with Lucha Libre AAA to air their two United States events Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img read more

19Sep/19

WWE bans fan who struck Roman Reigns with briefcase

first_img CTVNews.ca has a new article up about the fan incident involving Roman Reigns at the 8/8 WWE live event in Victoria, British Columbia. The article notes that WWE has decided to ban the fan who threw a Money in the Bank briefcase that struck Reigns in the back of the head from attending any future WWE live events going forward.The article also notes that the fan had snuck in the briefcase into the venue and was having multiple wrestlers sign the briefcase throughout the course of the show. No criminal charges, however, will be filed against the fan.CTVNews.ca: WWE fan arrested in B.C. after hitting wrestler with briefcase Pinterest Netflix announces season three of GLOW set to premiere Friday, August 9 WhatsApp Twitter Mae Young Classic participants debuting for ROH, ROH originals returning during UK tourcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 last_img read more

19Sep/19

Brock Lesnar says he doesnt care what Stephanie McMahon has to say

first_img July 1, 2016 at 2:07 am WWE should not renew the contract with Lesnar or WWE should allow Undertaker to win against Lesnar at HIAC- this guy is just taking big money with limited appearances – WWE should invest that money for some other Wrestling Talents. Lesnar doesn’t care about Wrestling anymore. I hate him. Boooo.. TheCyberZon TheCyberZon July 4, 2016 at 6:31 am Commissioner Foley July 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm not sure why everyone’s getting bent out of shape about this, all his points are valid. he may not be the most tactful person in the world but the fact is this is what he wants to do, his contract allows for it, and he’s totally right to go for it without caring what some internet trolls think. those who are his fans are fine with it, those who don’t like him will whinge, welcome to the internet. Yeah, go on overpaying this guy to wrestle 4 or so matches a year and put him on your current videogame cover WWE. Continue to spit on the other guys & girls who bust their asses 300+ days a year and risk injury to be overworked by your pathetic company to give the keys to the kingdom to a greedy, odious man who has no problem saying he doesn’t give a sh*t about your company other than the money he gets from it.As a wrestling fan I was going for Brock at UFC 200 but ever since comparing himself to Bo Jackson, I hope Mark Hunt Holly Holms his ass to pop his over-inflated ego because Ronda Rousey is Miss humble compared to him. I bet there will be more than a quick mention if Brock were to come out victorious. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon honored with 2019 Worldz Titan Award Now Playing Up Next Why do they have to put it on TV? The wrestling websites are carrying it. Free publicity and it looks like WWE isn’t happy about it. They win without ever mentioning it. Now Playing Up Next July 1, 2016 at 2:06 am Pinterest When it comes to wrestling, business & creative decisions go hand in hand when it comes to who gets signed for how much and onto TV. If you don’t realize that then you don’t know what you’re watching. I also see you couldn’t cite even 1 concrete example if WWE is getting their money’s worth out of Lesnar and if he’s worth the disrespect he shows them. Go suck Brock’s cock, loser. Don’t get mad because all you know how to write are totally retarded paragraphs.And stop pretending to be Mick Foley! You soil his good name with your belligerent drivel. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Braun Strowman Dan Mortensen Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Comments are closed. It’s called dyslexia being an imbecile is regardless of one’s spelling and grammar perhaps you should learn that spelling and grammar do not measure someones mental ability so unless you’re about to tell me you are special then you have no excuse. And clearly they do or they woukdnt have resigned him twice? Lol Vince and hhh both spoke about his marketing appeal on their buisness conference calls and what he adds to the buisness perhaps you should take the time to listen to one mate it may make you better informed. The statistics they have spoken about can not be denied. It seems you a random iwc fan boy is sat doubting Vince and the wwe on buisness. You can slag off his creative all you want champ but when it comes to the wwe you can’t doubt his buisness sense…..but keep trying. But honestly without joking or snide personal insults seriously catch one of those quarterly shareholders calls 90% boring stuff but if you want to learn more about the inner workings it’s a real eye opener to what the wwe sign people for. For example the social media market the wwe get almost double the amount of tweets and mentions when brock is in a segment or match. Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Steven Herrera Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match July 1, 2016 at 1:53 am 18 COMMENTS Yeah continue the pay the guy who draws more on shows,than everyone on your roster…. Continue to put the multi cross platform athlete that will actualyl sell your game to none wwe fans on covers Whilst your points on his ego might just be valid if you don’t understand why they do it and the marketing behind it.. You are an imbecile my friend. No no wwe 2k17 would get as many buys with Kevin owens on the cover right. Get a brain cell July 1, 2016 at 2:29 am Commissioner Foley Facebook king July 3, 2016 at 5:20 am hmm… all a “work” for his eventual wwe return? June 30, 2016 at 11:48 pm Google+ good pointcenter_img WhatsApp i stopped reading after your totally retarded first paragraph when you compared people moaning about creative to business decisions……. that ends this conversation because you aint got a f***** clue they are 2 totally different things…. please god shut up Since you have so many brain cells tell us; does WWE really get their money’s worth out of him? I’m not sure they do. Does he really bring in enough money to make up for what they pay him minus all the PPVs no one bought when the WWE title wasn’t on the line while he was champion? Do non-Lesnar PPVs, aside from Wrestlemania, in general get more buys/Network subscriptions vs those he’s there for. Do the Raws he shows up for get on average higher ratings then when he’s not there? And how many fans go to events just to see him anyway? I’d like to see some hard numbers on that. Produce them if you can “mr. commissioner.”As for who should be on the cover of WWE2k17, oh I don’t know, someone who actually works there on a regular basis? Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, even Roman Reigns despite the mixed reactions he gets, or someone from WWE’s past or present who doesn’t publicly spit on the company. Maybe WWE should try harder to build on the talent it already has instead of always relying on part-timers or nostalgia acts to carry the company. How’s that for a multi brain cell strategy, “mr. commissioner”? Now Playing Up Next TheCyberZon TheCyberZon But WWE has very low regard for the “IWC”. For them, if it’s not on Raw, SmackDown, or WWE Network it doesn’t exist. b d Pure work. July 1, 2016 at 11:03 am Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Videos Articles well keep ur money hungry ass in the UFC and don’t come back to WWE since ur sensitive to opinions u squash more ppl than u actually put over i don’t even know why everyone believes this man is far better than Roman in skill hell Roman may have flaws in his mic skill and his ring skill isn’t the best but hell we are witnessed to see the same german suplexes ended with a F5 with a Kimura Lock thrown in maybe everytime Lesnar is in a ring Unless they put this on WWE TV, I’m not so sure. Now Playing Up Next Glenn Wolf July 1, 2016 at 3:31 pm Brock Lesnar took part in a UFC conference call on Thursday to promote UFC 200 on July 9 and was quite vocal according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.During the call, Lesnar was asked about a comment by WWE’s Stephanie McMahon in a recent interview with Business Insider where she was asked about Lesnar returning to UFC adding, “We are not supporting the fight necessarily.”Lesnar, in response, didn’t seem to take too kindly to her comments.“I don’t care what she says. I really don’t give a sh*t. This isn’t about my fans. This is about me living my life, being the person I want to be. Granted, without the fans and everything, none of us would be able to do this. I get that.  But I don’t sit up at night wondering, ‘is my drawing power gonna be hurt’ or ‘are my WWE fans gonna tune in and watch me do this.’ I don’t give two sh*ts about that. This is about me. I want to get in there and be an athlete again. That’s what this is about.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Plenty of people can and do doubt WWE’s & Vince’s current business sense including past wrestlers & various other personalities like Mick Foley, the guy you’re pretending to be, who have all voiced their discern about WWE’s creative direction for the past 3 years or so. So industry insiders are also questioning WWE’s business decisions, not just “iwc fan boys.” And they’re not wrong. Various wrestling sites have all reported that general interest & TV ratings are at their lowest since 1997.So the only hard evidence you can point to about Lesnar’s mass appeal is that WWE gets more tweets during his segments. That makes them money how? Lesnar creating social media buzz isn’t tangible proof of his positive effect on WWE’s bank account. Since you have nothing better to do with your life than supposedly listen in on these long conference calls, let’s hear some specific details & hard evidence then about if WWE really gets their money’s worth out of him other than vagaries about marketing appeal. Or, once again, how about WWE tries harder to build on the talent it already has instead of always relying on part-timers or nostalgia acts to carry the company. It worked for the Rock & Wrestling Era, it worked for the Attitude Era, it even worked for the Ruthless Aggression Era. Then they won’t have to overpay millions of dollars to some arrogant, money-grubbing @sshole who 1) barely works for them, 2) can’t even hold his own microphone, and 3) publicly disrespects the company paying him all that money.It’s also my experience that only special people use the term “IWC”. The IWC doesn’t exist in a vacuum separate from “real” wrestling fans. Realistically every wrestling fan has access to the internet so the internet wrestling community and real fans who watch & go to wrestling events are all one in the same. Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? July 2, 2016 at 12:26 am Demond Theepitomeofsarcasm Jso July 1, 2016 at 3:01 am Dan Mortensen July 1, 2016 at 7:49 am July 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm Only if they put this on Raw and/or SmackDown. TheCyberZon July 1, 2016 at 7:00 am July 3, 2016 at 12:28 pm Videos Articles July 3, 2016 at 3:13 am b d Commissioner Foley WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) July 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm Twitter TheCyberZonlast_img read more

19Sep/19

Alberto Del Rio on not being happy in WWE talks interest about

first_img Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood His second run with WWE seemed good at first but it ended horribly. At least he was a WWE and World Heavyweight Champion. If there was anything bad about his first run was the the fact that he was in a feud with Rob Van Dam (and former manager Ricardo Rodriguez). Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christopher Daniels Taunts Stephen Amell By Wearing Marvel Shirt Twitter IF TNA CAN PAY YOU , EL PRESIDENTE …. AND i DUNNO WHETHER ROH FANS LIKE TO SEE YOU IN THEIR RING ???? ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Former WWE Star Emma Talks Ring Of Honor Tour WhatsApp October 17, 2016 at 9:19 am 3 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next lol thats i hope you like working at tna forpeanuts if not free and thgats even if they are around much longer with the millons of dollars of debt they are in and the lawsuits i’m surprised tna hasnt alreadt shut down. Facebook Now Playing Up Next ESPN.com is featuring an interview with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Rodríguez) where he talks about not being happy with his recent run with WWE and showing interesting in making appearances for both Ring of Honor and TNA.On his frustration with his latest run in WWE:“I am always going to be grateful with those guys for giving me a name, for putting me out there so I can show my talent to the world. But I am also not happy with what they were doing with me and what they were not doing with me at the end of my days with that company. Lucky for me, I have the opportunity to change it. It was my decision. I chose to be in bed with WWE. It’s just that I decided not to stay there anymore because I was unhappy with the situation.”On his interest to make appearances for ROH and TNA:“I already talked to my friends from Ring of Honor, and I’m a big fan of that company and their talent. I had a blast a few years ago, and I’m going to have fun with all those guys again pretty soon, as well as doing something with my friends in TNA, especially because my friend Drew McIntyre (Galloway) works for them. I have other friends like Damien (Sandow, a.k.a Aron Rex) and Cody Rhodes. I’m just looking forward to doing an appearance with them pretty soon.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE Star Emma Talks Ring Of Honor TourVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:28/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 52.65%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Lanny Poffo to appear at Ring of Honor Glory By Honor event as special guest Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE October 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm Rock ’N’ Roll Express challenging for ROH World Tag Team Titles at Honor For All Google+ SteelCity1981 Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Pinterest The King of Kings October 16, 2016 at 8:24 pm Cameron Huff Comments are closed.last_img read more

19Sep/19

Police report of the Enzo Amore case released The Miz competing in

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The police report of the sexual assault case against former WWE star Enzo Amore (Eric Arndt) was released earlier this week, per a new report by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet. The report seems to confirm Amore’s recent claims that he wasn’t aware of the investigation against him until his accuser took to social media in January, a few days prior to his WWE release on January 23. It also notes that lab results couldn’t provide evidence of sexual assault against Amore’s accuser and that witness statements contradicted the accuser’s claims. Amore will be making his first post-WWE appearance on August 17 for the House of Glory indie promotion in New York City during Summerslam weekend. The Miz competing in MLB Celebrity All-Star GameWWE.com posted the following about The Miz being announced to compete in the MLB Celebrity All-Star Softball Game on July 15 in Washington, DC, where the All-Star Game festivities will be taking place. The Miz to participate in MLB’s All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball GameIs The Miz as good at softball as he is in the ring? We’re about to find out.The eight-time Intercontinental Champion revealed on his social media accounts today that he will participate in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 15, in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park. Or, as he puts it in the post, he was “drafted.”See Miz’s announcement below, and tune in to see if “Home Run Miz” can bring home the bacon when the game airs on ESPN immediately following the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, July 16.https://twitter.com/mikethemiz/status/1015244765175205888This would seem to imply that Miz will not be appearing at the Extreme Rules PPV that same day in Pittsburgh. Former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore announces he is returning to the ring WhatsApp Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to report center_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter Former WWE tag team shows up at Ring of Honor/New Japan G1 Supercard eventlast_img read more

19Sep/19

She Who Watches captivates

first_imgMaureen Andrade Montague and her kids were being watched.Unblinking eyes — etched in stone, actually — were peeking at them through the shrubbery.“I was captivated by her, and I began painting her,” Montague said.Now her interpretations of those eyes are bringing more focus to an iconic image of the Columbia River region.One of Montague’s versions of “She Who Watches” will be part of the exhibit Saturday when she leads an art talk at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center.The exhibit features 10 works from seven artists inspired by Fort Vancouver; it was curated by Montague to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.Other artists represented are Cynthia Heise, Erin Dengerink, Christine Eagon, Pepper Toelle Kim, Sharri LaPierre and Tom Relth. Several of the artists are expected to be on hand to discuss their creations.Her exhibit version — “She Who Watches is Waiting” — was inspired by the pictograph, Montague said. She has never visited the original version (also known as “Tsagaglalal”) at Columbia Hills State Park, near Dallesport. But Montague came across a copy near Vancouver Barracks.“I first became acquainted with the image when I was a young mother living in the Hudson’s Bay neighborhood. I would walk my babies in a stroller,” she said.last_img read more

19Sep/19

Clark County Antique Collectible Show will offer items both funky and fine

first_imgShopping for something unique and special online can be an iffy affair. You can click all those little windows to view what might be the object of your desire from every angle. You can try calling the seller to ask questions. But unless you’re purchasing widgets, you just never know.“There’s nothing like coming and seeing and touching it, and talking to the owner to find out the history, before making a commitment,” said Christine Palmer.Those owners will be on hand at the 12th annual Clark County Antique & Collectible Show this weekend. But not quite as many as have filled up the main hall at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds in previous years, Palmer said, so the show has rented a smaller hall this year — and packed it tight with 250 of the best possible dealers.“It’s a smaller footprint, but what’s different this year is, it’ll be a little higher end, a little higher quality,” said Palmer, whose Portland-based franchise, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible shows, sponsors this popular Clark County event annually — as well as a sister show in Puyallup.“We are trending toward fine art and true antiques this year,” she said. “But I also want to stress that about a third or more of our dealers will still have the fun, funky stuff.”last_img read more

19Sep/19

Clark Public Utilities shifts meeting times

first_imgStarting Feb. 7, the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners will regularly meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month rather than the second and fourth Tuesday.Meetings will still be held at 9 a.m. in the Commission Room at the main office, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.Jane Van Dyke, board president, said the change was to avoid scheduling conflicts with other public board meetings.“This change will eliminate any overlap with Clark County council and the Port of Vancouver public meetings on the first Tuesday of the month if customers are interested in attending various meetings,” she said.The commission approved the change during its regular Tuesday meeting. Additionally, the board added time for public comment on non-agenda items at the start of each meeting.When necessary, the board also may meet on the fifth Tuesday of the month.last_img read more

19Sep/19

Gunfire reported in WalMart parking lot

first_imgOfficers are investigating a fight early Friday morning at a Wal-Mart in Vancouver’s Marrion neighborhood that reportedly ended in gunfire.Witnesses told police that between seven to 10 people got out of three cars and all started fighting in the parking lot at 221 N.E. 104th Ave., just after 3 a.m., Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.Two males ran toward one of the cars, and then another two chased them and fired several shots, Kapp said.Everyone took off when officers arrived. Police did not locate any victims or casings. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

19Sep/19

American flag exchange program starts today

first_imgHeading into Flag Day on Wednesday, Davidson & Associates Insurance is offering an American flag exchange program for the public.Today and Friday, people can pick up a free new 3-by-5-foot flag at the Davidson office, 610 Esther St., Suite 101, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last.People also can drop off an old flag.Last year, more than 230 old flags were turned over to the Fort Vancouver District Boy Scouts of America for a proper retirement ceremony.The company also is a sponsor of Wednesday’s observance at the Vancouver Barracks Parade Ground, formally called Fort Vancouver National Trust Flag Day Celebration presented by Davidson Insurance representing Pemco Insurance.For information, contact Davidson & Associates at 360-514-9550.last_img read more

19Sep/19

Another go round for the Jantzen Beach Carousel

first_imgPORTLAND — A five-year mystery about the future of the C.W. Parker Four-Row Park Carousel — better known as the Jantzen Beach Carousel — has come to a happy conclusion.Restore Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving historic buildings, announced on Thursday that it has taken ownership of the carousel and is seeking a new, permanent home for the ride.“We have here a wonderful opportunity to make more memories for generations to come,” said Restore Oregon Executive Director Peggy Moretti at a press conference.The Jantzen Beach Carousel was built in 1904 for the St. Louis World’s Fair, and spent some time in Venice, Calif. before becoming a part of the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park in 1928. The park closed in 1970, but the carousel–believed to be one of the oldest and largest of its type in the world–was renovated and installed in the Jantzen Beach Center following the mall’s completion in 1972. It is the last survivor of five large carousels built by the legendary C.W. Parker, who was known as the “amusement king.”When the shopping center was remodeled in 2012, the carousel was dismantled and stored in a warehouse, where it remains today. Later that year, amidst rumors that the carousel would never be reinstalled or had been sold, Restore Oregon added it to its Most Endangered Places list.last_img read more

19Sep/19

Lawsuit imperils Ghost Runners Brewery waterfront plans

first_imgA dispute between Ghost Runners Brewery and an investor spilled into the courts last week and could affect development of its coveted waterfront real estate.In a complaint filed Friday in Clark County Superior Court, Texas-based investor Brad Rummer argues that the brewery has been mismanaged into insolvency and its assets should be sold off by a receiver.Jeff Seibel, who together with his wife, Amy, owns the majority of the company, calls the mismanagement claims untrue and said the suit is part of a “hostile takeover.” He says Rummer torpedoed the business so he could seize its assets — including a 6,500-square-foot space at The Waterfront Vancouver.Neither Rummer or his attorneys at Vancouver firm Landerholm could be reached for comment.Rummer’s complaint states he was recruited as an investor whose portfolio could help Ghost Runners Brewery land a lease at The Waterfront Vancouver, a multibillion-dollar development near the Columbia River that at the time had not yet broken ground. Rummer invested $200,000 and came to an agreement with the brewery’s three co-owners.Rummer’s complaint alleges that sometime after entering into the agreement, the brewery’s sales started to slide and he was asked to invest more capital. The complaint further alleges the brewery failed to meet some of its obligations to Gramor Development, the Tualatin, Ore.-based firm with whom Ghost Runners signed its waterfront lease.last_img read more

19Sep/19

After swimming with Sharks Slumberkins poised for bigger splash

first_imgWhen Vancouver residents Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen took their Slumberkins educational children’s brand onto the ABC business pitch show “Shark Tank” in late 2017, they were seeking a $175,000 investment to expand their manufacturing operation.The “Sharks” decided not to invest, but the co-CEOs vowed to keep growing the company organically, with an emphasis on direct-to-consumer sales. A year later, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.At the time the “Shark Tank” episode aired, the Slumberkins brand was around 18 months old and had a staff of seven, working out of a small space in the back of a commercial garage on Fifth Street in downtown Vancouver.The staff has since grown to 11, and in May the company moved into a new 2,000-square-foot office on Washington Street. Then in July, the Jim Henson Company — best known for the Muppets — announced that it would produce an educational children’s series based around the Slumberkins characters.The company made more than $550,000 in sales in 2017, and Christensen and Oriard say they were on track to grow that number by more than 100 percent in 2018. They’re also dealing with much larger investment numbers than they were back on “Shark Tank.” A November public filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company recently secured a $476,000 investment.last_img read more

19Sep/19

EX SG SABALLYS TRIAL ADJOURNED As accused mother passed away

first_imgBy Rohey JadamaThe economic trial involving Mr. Momodou Sabally, the erstwhile Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs, did not proceed yesterday, 29th April 2015, as the accused is reported to be bereaved after his mother passed away,This was revealed to Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the Special Criminal Division of the Banjul High Court by Antouman Gaye, the defence counsel for Mr. Sabally when the case was called.“My lord the accused called me yesterday night and told me that his mother passed away and the accused is currently in his mother’s compound in Lamin where the funeral is taking place. I respectfully apply for an adjournment, “ said Lawyer Gaye.The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) said he heard about the loss of the accused person’s mother and added that for that reason he is not objecting to the application.The trial judge granted the application and adjourned the case to 12th May 2015.Mr. Sabally is facing eight charges ranging from two counts of ‘Economic Crimes’, three counts of ‘Abuse of Office’, two counts of ‘Neglect of Official Duty’ and a single count of ‘Giving False Information to a Public Officer.  He however denies any wrong doing.The prosecution has so far called 6 witnesses to prove their case.]]>last_img read more

18Sep/19

FIFA publishes 2018 World Cup national slogans

first_imgThe world’s governing football body, FIFA has announced a list of official logos for each of 32 participating teams in the 2018 World Cup having Russia lead with the slogan “Play With an Open Heart”“The votes have been counted. The fans have spoken,” FIFA said in a statement according to Tass“We now have the 32 slogans that captured the hearts, and votes, of the global FIFA Club community!”IranFan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.Before “Play With an Open Heart” was approved in the course of the voting the other two variants in the previous top-three had suggestions of “The Russian Bears Stride to Victory” and “With a Full Heart the Entire Nation is Pursuing the Dream.”“The winning slogans will be displayed on the 32 team buses at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia,” the statement from FIFA said adding that each lucky slogan creator will be awarded a trip to Russia for the world football championship.Reigning World Champions Germany will have the logo saying “Let’s Write History Together, while the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Champions Portugal may be recognized in Russia during the World Cup under their official logo “The Past Is Glory, The Present Is History”.last_img read more

18Sep/19

Neuer From now on we only have finals

first_imgCaptain Manuel Neuer insists that Germany must consider their two remaining group games in the World Cup as “finals” from now onThe reigning champions suffered a disastrous start to the defence of their crown when they lost 1-0 to Mexico on Sunday with a Hirving Lozano first-half goal proving to be the difference at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Germany will be under an extreme amount of pressure to defeat Sweden this weekend in Sochi in order to avoid a shocking early exit at Russia.Neuer, who recovered in time from a broken foot, to take his place as Joachim Low’s number one goalkeeper for the World Cup insists that the team must take each game now as seriously as a final.“From now on, we only have finals. The players have to show what they can do but I am convinced that we can do it,” said Neuer, according to Punchng.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…The 32-year-old is refusing to get overly concerned by the situation and believes that the best remedy is to turn their full focus on to Sweden now.“Complaining about what happened doesn’t change anything, we all know that,” he said.“We have to try to put this behind us as quickly as possible.”Germany are hoping to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend their world title.last_img read more

18Sep/19

Alexis Sanchez needs to play immediately says Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho is certain that Alexis Sanchez must start playing as soon as he arrives in the United States for Manchester United’s pre-season tour after missing their first gameThe Chile international was denied entry into the country after having an application for a US visa rejected.However, the issue has now been resolved and Mourinho is keen to get Sanchez out on to the field as soon as possible with Sunday’s next friendly against San Jose Earthquakes now just two days away.He told the club website: “I don’t even know if he is flying, if he is in Los Angeles or if he is in Manchester – I have no idea about it.“There will be no [Romelu] or [Marcus] Rashford, for sure, and we have to try with what we have.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s not about if he can play, it’s about when he has to. When Martial left the pitch, it was Mata [leading the attack]. When Mata went to the sides, it was a kid that trained with us for the first time this pre-season [Mason Greenwood].”The absence of forwards Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford is having a telling effect on United with Mourinho not certain if they will be available for their opening Premier League game against Leicester City on August 10 with both stars currently away on holiday following their participation in the World Cup.“There’s no Lukaku or Rashford here and probably not even for the start of the Premier League, so it’s about when Alexis lands and when he lands, he has to play because he trained with us for five days before we departed to Los Angeles and we left one fitness coach behind with him to keep training with him. Of course, it’s individual training but when he arrives, he has to play,” said Mourinho.A Juan Mata goal spared United from defeat in their first preseason game against Mexican side Club America with the sides having to settle for a 1-1 draw at Phoenix.last_img read more

18Sep/19

Emery doesnt rule out another Arsenal signing

first_imgWhile he is satisfied with the players he has in his new squad, Unai Emery is refusing to rule out signing any new recruits ahead of his maiden campaign in charge of ArsenalThe Spaniard has big shoes to fill this season after being chosen to replace Arsene Wenger as the new manager of Arsenal this summer and Emery has wasted no time in making his mark at the Emirates.The 46-year-old has acquired five new players for Arsenal in the current transfer window in the likes of goalkeeper Bernd Leno, defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stefan Lichtsteiner and midfielders Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.The Gunners are currently in Singapore ahead of their preseason tour, that will see them face Atletico Madrid on Thursday in their first match of the International Champions Cup (ICC).But, with an opening fixture against Manchester City awaiting them in the Premier League in just over two weeks, Emery is refusing to rule out adding some more talent to his squad.“I am very happy with how the club is working and we are working every day on how we can improve,” he said, as stated on the Independent.“I am with the players and those who have arrived this week, I am very happy with and I said at the last press conference that if there is an opportunity to try to sign one player, then we are looking.”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…Thursday: @Atleti ?? Saturday: @PSG_inside ??Time to up the intensity ? pic.twitter.com/y1L05JgWXn— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 25, 2018Closing the transfer window on August 9 will mark a change in the Premier League after all the competing clubs voted in favour of it.“For us, the decision to close the transfer market on August 9 is good because we start the Premier League and it is better to close the window when the competition starts.“They haven’t done it in Spain, or Italy or Germany, but for us I think it is good.”last_img read more

18Sep/19

Robben loves his time at Bayern Munich

first_imgDutch superstar Arjen Robben is celebrating ten years with the German Bundesliga club and is hungry for titlesArjen Robben is one of the legendary players in Bayern Munich.The Dutch footballer is celebrating ten years with the German Bundesliga club and talked to the club’s official website to talk about his legacy.“I don’t think I expected to be here for so long – but then again, yes. I’m always a realist, and I know the world of football moves fast,” he said.“It could have been very different.”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.“It’s not as easy as many people say it is,” Robben said about the club’s chances to win the Bundesliga.“We have to go full throttle to clinch the title. It’ll be another fight this season, but we’re ready. I’m glad it’s starting up again.”??⚽ pic.twitter.com/HRGYYSkpjh— Arjen Robben (@ArjenRobben) October 14, 2016last_img read more