B.C. tribe sues U.S. barge company over 2016 spill

first_imgEnvironment | Southeast | TransportationB.C. tribe sues U.S. barge company over 2016 spillOctober 10, 2018 by Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska Share:Booms are deployed around the grounded Nathan E. Stewart and fuel barge on Oct. 28, 2016. (Photo by Tavish Campbell, courtesy of Heiltsuk Nation)A First Nations tribe in British Columbia is suing the operator of a U.S. fuel barge that spilled thousands of gallons of diesel near the tribe’s reserve nearly two years ago. Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/10/10HEILTSUK.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Heiltsuk First Nations member Kelly Brown got close enough in his boat to make out the name of a grounded tug in the Inside Passage.“Nathan E. Stewart has sunk,” he says in the video. “There’s fuel just flowing out of the boat – you can see it from here.”He shared video of the encounter in the Seaforth Channel that was re-posted by the Vancouver Sun.Fortunately the tug’s accompanying fuel barge had already delivered its load in Ketchikan and was nearly empty.Still, around 26,000 gallons of diesel and other oils from the southbound tug Nathan E. Stewart spilled that morning. An NTSB investigation later found the crew member standing watch had fallen asleep.The First Nations tribe says its subsistence clam beds were contaminated and haven’t been harvested since.Nearly two years later to the day, the Heiltsuk Tribal Council filed a lawsuit against the B.C. and Canadian governments.The suit also names crew members and their employer: Kirby Offshore Marine which regularly ships fuel from Washington State to ports in Southeast Alaska.“Our law has been violated and the legal action we are taking in the B.C. Supreme Court today is our attempt, our bid to hold industry and government accountable for this negligence,”  Heiltsuk First Nations hereditary chief Frank Brown told reporters in Vancouver on Wednesday.The Kirby Corporation released a short statement admitting no wrongdoing.“Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC has been made aware of a claim filed by the Heiltsuk Nation with respect to the Nathan E. Stewart incident that occurred in British Columbia waters some two years ago,” the Houston, Texas-based company wrote in a statement to CoastAlaska. “Our legal counsel will be reviewing the claim and will take the appropriate actions to defend our interests in court. We will not make any further statement in the media at this time, as we do not want to take any action that could prejudice any judicial or other proceedings arising from this incident.”B.C.’s environment ministry released a statement of its own.“We are committed to work with the federal government and to engage with Heiltsuk as appropriate for a federally-led initiative,” the B.C. government agency wrote. “As the matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”The Oct. 13, 2016 spill ignited concerns about Canada’s spill response capabilities in the Inside Passage.The tribe claims it took the first Canadian Coast Guard vessel 20 hours to arrive from when the tug ran aground.The Heiltsuk First Nations has been pushing for spill-response capacity of its own.Those efforts were redoubled last November when an Alaska-bound fuel barge ran into trouble near Bella Bella, B.C.The northbound Jake Shearer broke free from the fuel barge it was towing. It was fully loaded with about 3.7 million gallons of various petroleum fuels, but its crew was able to drop anchor before it hit the rocks.Community members in Bella Bella have been pushing for more regulations on Alaska-bound fuel barges.“Our community has definitely raised a lot of concern about the articulated barges,” Marilyn Slett, chief councilor of the tribe told CoastAlaska. “Certainly we’re living through the experience with the Nathan E. Stewart and the near-miss with the Jake Shearer.”The Canadian government has proposed exclusionary zones for oil tankers in the Inside Passage.But the articulated fuel barges are below the tonnage threshold and would be exempt from the rule.The lawsuit seeks damages for the loss of clam beds the tribe says remain contaminated since the spill.It also accuses Kirby Corporation recklessness by having only one crew member available to stand watch at night.Share this story:last_img read more

Coronavirus fears fuel assault on Bering Sea fishing boat, federal prosecutors charge

first_imgAleutians | Coronavirus | Crime & Courts | Public SafetyCoronavirus fears fuel assault on Bering Sea fishing boat, federal prosecutors chargeMarch 29, 2020 by Nat Herz, Alaska Public Media Share:Fishing trawlers lined up in Dutch Harbor, on Sep. 24, 2013, in Unalaska.(Creative Commons photo by James Brooks)Federal prosecutors have charged a worker on a Bering Sea factory fishing boat with assault after he allegedly broke the eye socket of another person who criticized him for serving food without gloves during the coronavirus pandemic.Prosecutors say Maurice Young was a housekeeper and galley assistant on the 235-foot SeaFreeze America, which has about 65 crew members and is homeported in Seattle. At the time of the alleged assault, on Monday, the ship was underway about 120 miles east of the Pribilof Islands.A day earlier, the victim — a processor on the vessel — criticized Young “for serving food without gloves,” prosecutors said in a court filing.“The victim noted his concerns about the virus to the defendant,” the filing said.The disagreement escalated, and Young suggested to the processing worker that they fight, though the worker declined, the filing said. Then, Young told a witness that it might be Young’s last day on the boat “because he planned to attack the victim,” prosecutors said.The next day, Young approached the victim from behind and struck him in the face, then continued attacking him until a bystander pulled him off, prosecutors allege.The victim was taken on another fishing boat to Dutch Harbor, the major fishing port in the Aleutian Islands. He was then flown to Anchorage for hospitalization and surgery for a broken orbital bone, the charging document said.Prosecutors are charging Young with a single misdemeanor count of “assault within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction.” He’s being charged in Alaska, with an initial hearing set for June 8.Prosecutors declined to comment. United States Seafoods, which owns the SeaFreeze America, declined to comment. Young does not appear to have hired an attorney and could not be reached.Share this story:last_img read more

BSkyB buys up lion’s share of Sky Deutschland

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ PAY TV broadcaster BSkyB will own a larger-than-expected 87.45 per cent of Sky Deutschland once its takeover closes next week. The Sky Europe deal – as it has been dubbed with BSkyB buying up its Italian and German counterparts – will create a media empire spanning six countries and reaching 20m customers.With the purchase, total revenue across the new company will exceed the £10bn mark, largely driven by UK operations, and synergies of around £200m over the first two years.Many high profile Sky Deutschland investors, including Crispin Odey, who controls an eight per cent stake in Sky Deutschland through his hedge fund Odey Asset Management, had said they would not accept BSkyB’s €6.75 per share offer, before later changing tack.BSkyB’s share price fell 0.84 per cent as investor sentiment cooled after a court ruled yesterday that the broadcaster must make its Sky Sports channels available to rival BT. Express KCS Thursday 6 November 2014 8:28 pm BSkyB buys up lion’s share of Sky Deutschland center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Matters More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp Tags: Company Skylast_img read more

Plunging oil price halts Red Sea deepwater exploration

first_img Express KCS Tags: Oil prices Show Comments ▼ Sunday 1 February 2015 11:17 pm Plunging oil price halts Red Sea deepwater exploration whatsapp Share The UK’s North Sea oilfields are not the only area where companies are facing a squeeze following the plunging price of crude. Oil giant Saudi Aramco said last night that it has put on hold its activities in the Red Sea.The state-owned company is understood to have halted its oil and gas exploration and drilling activities in the Red Sea as it seeks to cut costs in response to falling crude prices. Operating costs amount to around $1m (£660,000) per day, according to people familiar with the matter. Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Khalid al-Falih said last week that Saudi Aramco would renegotiate some contracts and postpone some projects because of the plunge in oil prices over recent months. “One of the most expensive offshore (areas) happens to be in the Red Sea – the depth is different from the Gulf coast. They did discover a lot of oil and gas but they need to do lots of tests. Now with the current prices, they have put it on hold until further notice to collect more data,” a source said. Oil prices have crashed by more than 50 per cent since July, hitting high-cost fields such as those in the North Sea – and now also the Red Sea – particularly hard. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapplast_img read more

West End shops’ business rates set to soar 80pc

first_img Show Comments ▼ West End shops’ business rates set to soar 80pc Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush WEST END retailers are set to be the big losers from the next business rates revaluation, with research undertaken by property consultancy and rating specialist Gerald Eve showing they face increases in their bills of over 80 per cent.The firm said that shops situated on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street will pay a total of £293m per year as a result of the revaluation, a rise of £131m on the previous 12 months.Gerald Eve used its expertise, market intelligence and specialist knowledge across the full range of sectors to undertake a “shadow revaluation” of all 1.8m non-domestic properties in England.Jerry Schurder, head of business rates at Gerald Eve, said: “The results… not only highlight the huge disparities between locations that have performed relatively well since the recession and those that have struggled to reverse the decline, but also underline what a mistake it was to postpone the revaluation by two years. The extreme volatility in rates’ bills that will hit businesses in 2017 underlines the need for revaluations to be undertaken far more frequently so that bills respond quickly to market changes.” whatsapp center_img Sunday 29 March 2015 11:22 pm Express KCS whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sharelast_img read more

At Google Brain, a computer scientist focuses on data so doctors can focus on their patients instead

first_img By Justin Chen Nov. 16, 2020 Reprints What is it? Health Tech What’s included? Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @atJustinChen [email protected] Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Justin Chen About the Author Reprints Tags Artificial Intelligencemedical technology Maithra Raghu is a senior research scientist at Google Brain. Maithra Raghu The artificial intelligence Maithra Raghu studies at Google Brain doesn’t have a bedside manner. But she’s betting it can still help restore a deeply human, disappearing aspect of modern medicine: personal connection.In a health care system flooded with paperwork and patient data, Raghu sees a natural place for neural networks, which analyze vast amounts of information to find patterns that escape the human eye and use them to churn out diagnoses or health care predictions. To her, the technology could prove to be a powerful tool for processing data that can spare providers more time to spend with patients one-on-one. GET STARTED At Google Brain, a computer scientist focuses on data so doctors can focus on their patients instead Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

The Big Five: A weekend dominated by the GAA, with some county teams out in championship action as well as a couple of big club games

first_imgHome Sport GAA The Big Five: A weekend dominated by the GAA, with some county… SportGAAGaelic FootballLadies Football By Sean Hennessy – 1st June 2018 The Big Five: A weekend dominated by the GAA, with some county teams out in championship action as well as a couple of big club games Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, June 1, 2018Next articleLaois primary school applies for two new classrooms Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Ballyfin V Timahoe – Ballyfin GAA at 7.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2 Round 8This game is an important one for both sides involved. Ballyfin know that a win would keep them in the hunt for a spot in the top two promotion positions despite their shaky start to this seasons campaign.Timahoe also need a win for their quest at promotion. Having blundered somewhat over the past couple of weeks with unexpected loss to Kilcavan, they will want to rediscover their form that saw them beat the top teams, Courtwood and St Josephs.A win will set them up nicely as they will have four games left to play.SUNDAY, JUNE 3Offaly v Laois – Tubber, Offaly at 2pmLGFA Leinster Intermediate Championship Quarter-FinalThe Laois Ladies footballers begin their Leinster campaign in the intermediate ranks this Saturday, having dropped from senior last year.They will be hoping to make an immediate bounce back up to the senior grade this season, and beating Offaly this weekend would be a positive step in doing so.Kevin Doogue’s charges endured a tough league campaign but they managed to stay away from relegation by beating Sligo on the last day. They won two games, losing five but this inexperienced Laois team will take away a lot of positives by coming up against some of the better teams in Ireland.They will be without star player Laura Marie Maher, after she tore her cruciate against Tyrone in the league, as well as a number of players from last year’s side.Stradbally V Timahoe – Stradbally GAA in 6.30pmLaois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 3 Round 8Stradbally and Timahoe is a fixture that has not come around too often in recent years but this Sunday, the two sides will do battle in Division 3.Stradbally’s second side have been flying it this season, sitting second in the table behind Portarlington, while Timahoe are second from bottom and badly in need of a win.It may not be their two first teams out but it’s a local derby and should be an interesting affair.MONDAY, JUNE 4Laois v Wicklow – O’Moore Park at 2pmLeinster U-20 Football Championship Round 2The Laois U-20 footballers surprised many with their display against Kildare last Monday, and they will be confident that they can claim a victory over Wicklow this Monday afternoon.Billy O’Loughlin’s side were potent when going for goal and he will be hoping it can be repeated. A team which contains a large chunk of the side that reached the 2016 Leinster minor final, they should have enough to beat Wicklow – and set up a crunch clash away to Meath on Saturday, June 16.SEE ALSO – All the Laois GAA fixtures with a very busy week ahead Facebook This June Bank Holiday weekend is a quiet one as regards sports fixtures, and it is a weekend that is very much dominated by the GAA. We have managed to put together a list of the five standout matches that will take place over the weekend.SATURDAY, JUNE 2Laois v Carlow – O’Moore Park at 3pmJoe McDonagh Cup Round 4The Laois hurlers know that they cannot afford any slip-ups if they are to have a chance at claiming a spot in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.They will also need Antrim and Kerry to lose one of their last two games. If Laois beat Carlow, Carlow can still win their last game but they will not be able to qualify if Laois finish on six points as well.Regardless of any scenario, Laois need to keep their part of the deal and win. There has been some injury concerns for Laois as captain Ross King is an injury doubt while Leigh Bergin is definitely out with injury.Carlow claimed the NHL Division 2A title this year so they will need some watching. Twitter Rugby Twitter Pinterest Pinterest TAGSGaelic FootballLaois GAAThe Big Five Community last_img read more

PM Golding Establishes Task Force in the Aftermath of Gustav

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has set up a task force which is being headed by Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, to look into the restoration work to be done in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Gustav.Mr. Golding held a meeting this morning (Sept 1), at Jamaica House, with all the critical agencies along with the Ministers of Agriculture, Water and Housing, National Security, Mining, Labour and Social Security and the Ministers of State for Project Implementation and Service Delivery and Planning and Development in the Office of the Prime Minister .The task force will include representatives from the National Works Agency, the KSAC, the Ministry of Water and Housing and the National Land Agency.Mr. Golding has requested an update from all the critical agencies, in order to make a full report to Parliament tomorrow, on the damage done, as well as an update of the restoration work carried out so far. RelatedPM Golding Establishes Task Force in the Aftermath of Gustav Advertisements RelatedPM Golding Establishes Task Force in the Aftermath of Gustavcenter_img RelatedPM Golding Establishes Task Force in the Aftermath of Gustav PM Golding Establishes Task Force in the Aftermath of Gustav UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2008last_img read more

Union Titans 2019 Preview

first_img 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Website Union Titans 2019 PreviewPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Monday, August 26, 2019in: Sportsshare 0 Union Titans, Union High School, Camas, High School Football, Rory Rosenback, Caleb Jordan, Isaiah Jones, Jack Grimsted, 4A GSHL guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Coach: Rory Rosenbach2018: 14-0, Class 4A state champions; 4-0 4A GSHL, league championsUnion coach Rory Rosenbach returns after guiding the Titans to a 14-0 season and a 2018 Class 4A state championship. Photo by Mike SchultzUnion coach Rory Rosenbach returns after guiding the Titans to a 14-0 season and a 2018 Class 4A state championship. Photo by Mike SchultzBiggest offseason news: The Bling. The Union Titans had a ring ceremony in March, celebrating the program’s first state championship. The banquet and the championship rings were the perfect capper to a perfect season. By the way, winning has its advantages. When a team wins and quality players move into an area, those quality players like to go to the winning teams. Caleb Jordan has moved to Vancouver from Oregon, enrolled at Union, and will compete for the starting quarterback job.At stake in 2019:Defending a state championship is never easy. Everyone wants to beat the best. Making it even tougher this season is just how many sensational seniors this team had last year. Of course, that is the motivating factor for these Titans. No one thinks Union is going to go back to the championship game. Well, no one except for the Titans. Don’t think that just because many of them did not play starting minutes that they do not know how to win. The Union program went undefeated last year. Varsity. Junior varsity. Freshman. A combined 32-0. Spring/Summer standouts and stories: Jack Grimsted and Rocky Mataia (linemen) have had as good of summers as any player the coach could remember. He said he could not recall either one of them missing a workout. “They’ve just been phenomenal,” Rosenbach said.Center Jack Grimsted (right, red shorts) has practiced snapping the football 500 times a day in an effort to perfect his craft as a key member of the Union offensive line. Photo by Mike SchultzCenter Jack Grimsted (right, red shorts) has practiced snapping the football 500 times a day in an effort to perfect his craft as a key member of the Union offensive line. Photo by Mike SchultzJake Bowen, who played quarterback last year, is throwing his hat into the ring as a potential receiver. Big body with huge hands. He torched some opponents in 7-on-7 this summer.The Titans went to Eastern Washington University’s camp. “Just wanted to get away from everybody and get to know each other,” the coach said. Team took a bunch of freshmen, too. “They watch the older guys and hopefully the older guys are good role models,” Rosenbach said. Skill position players of note:Caleb “CJ” Jordan is a dual-threat quarterback who excels as a pocket passer. A 6-foot-3 athlete, he can see the field really well and he can spin it.Caleb Jordan moved to Vancouver from Oregon this summer and he is on target to be the Titans starting quarterback this season. Photo by Mike SchultzCaleb Jordan moved to Vancouver from Oregon this summer and he is on target to be the Titans starting quarterback this season. Photo by Mike SchultzIsaiah Jones. Split time at running back last season, but this year, he should be the bellcow, Rosenbach said.Tyler Summers. An all-league linebacker, he is the stud of the defense. He is the lone first-team all-league returner. He also leads a linebacker group that is a team strength. Justin Chin, Jack Eggleston, and Logan Wilson (who moved in from Columbia River) also bring experience at linebacker.Daron Ulrich and Aidan Hoyt are both strong defensive backs, both earning second-team, all-league status last year.Isaiah Jones is expected to be a workhorse in the Union backfield this season. Photo by Mike SchultzIsaiah Jones is expected to be a workhorse in the Union backfield this season. Photo by Mike SchultzLinemen of note: Rocky Mataia. Second-team, all-leaguer in 2018. Really talented. Coaches expect him to play both ways this year, too. Dominated the summer on defense.Union lineman Rocky Mataia had an outstanding offseason according to his coach and he is expected to be a key to the Titans’ success in 2019. Photo by Mike SchultzUnion lineman Rocky Mataia had an outstanding offseason according to his coach and he is expected to be a key to the Titans’ success in 2019. Photo by Mike SchultzJack Grimsted. Super dedicated, his coach said. A few years ago, when he decided that center would be his position, he would practice 500 snaps a day. Now, he’s a natural. Manaia Fuertes. Now a junior, he started on the varsity line as a freshman. Back then, the coach said, he was “trying not to die.” Now, he’s the one dominating opponents. Should be the left tackle this season. Coach Talk:  “I love our kids’ mentality so far,” Rosenbach said. “They have a chip on their shoulder. They know the expectations for them are not the same expectations as the group before them, and that frustrates them. ‘No, we can play, too.’” Biggest games on the schedule:One of the great things about rankings now is they really do matter in terms of playoff seeding, with the seeding committee. So even the non-league games matter. Of course, the Camas and Skyview games are huge. But Puyallup is back on the schedule. Chiawana is there, too. And you know what? Week 1 is big, too. Mountain View. The Thunder reached the 3A semifinals last year and like the Titans, they have a brand new team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyHigh School Football 2019LatestUnion Titans 2019Vancouvershare 0 Previous : Hockinson Hawks 2019 Preview Next : WSU Vancouver offers public workshop on how to pay for collegeAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Ferrari unveils the Portofino hard-top convertible

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Ferrari Portofino Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Now that the Ferrari California T is kaput, the legendary Italian brand has filled the void with a new entry level (yes, even Ferrari has those) hard-top convertible: the Ferrari Portofino. Officially a GT because of two tiny seats in the rear, the 591-horsepower turbocharged V8 under its hood gets the Portofino to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. That engine gets about 40 hp more than the California T thanks to new pistons and connecting rods, new exhaust and a revised intake system. The chassis is also lighter and stiffer than the car it replaces. The Portofino has electric steering, as well as a revised electronic rear differential and an updated magnetorheological damping system for more mechanical grip. Ferrari’s Aerodynamics department also added its two cents with, among other design cues, air intakes on the edges of the headlights that vent into the front wheel arches and exit along the flank for less drag.  PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever As this Ferrari is more for the street than the track, it also comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen as well as a separate passenger display, 18-way adjustable seats (in leather, of course), and a new wind deflector which is said to cut air flow in the cabin by 30 per cent. When it’s up, the roofline also cleverly flows down for the impression of a fastback rather than a three-box design. Oh, and if you like this colour, remember to ask for “Rosso Portofino” when placing your order. ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Prices or availability have not been released; the Ferrari Portofino will officially debut in Frankfurt next month.  Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari RELATED TAGSFerrariConvertibleNewsCaliforniaFerrari CaliforniaFerrari SpAFrankfurtPortofinoUnited States Trending in Canada Trending Videoslast_img read more