Hans-Joachim Watzke is glad Borussia Dortmund’s 15-game unbeaten run has come to an end ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker with Bayern MunichDortmund fell to their first defeat under new manager Lucien Favre on Tuesday to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.Goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann saw Dortmund leave the Spanish capital with a 2-0 loss.But the club’s CEO Watzke believes that tasting defeat may not have been an entirely bad thing.The German reckons it will help ready the players for this weekend’s top of the table Bundesliga clash with Bayern.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“On the one hand, you think it’s a shame, but on the other hand, I’m glad that our long streak is now over,” Watzke told WAZ.“That sharpens the senses for Saturday. Every team needs that now and then.”Asked if there’s more pressure on Bayern than them, Watzke replied: “Yes, I think so, because of how the table looks at the moment and their expectations.”Dortmund currently holds a four-point lead over Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern in the Bundesliga.The league match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole insists Alexis Sanchez didn’t become a bad player overnight and expects he will improve under Ole Gunnar SolskjaerSanchez has only scored four times in 32 appearances for United since completing his transfer from Arsenal last year.This marks quite a drastic turnaround from the stunning form he showed at the Emirates Stadium with Sanchez finding the net 80 times in 166 games at Arsenal.Injuries have also played a part in the Chilean star’s struggles at Old Trafford with interim coach Solskjaer stating that he hasn’t had a chance to prove himself yet.And Cole is backing the 30-year-old to come good under his old team-mate Solskjaer at United after struggling under Jose Mourinho.“You never become a bad player overnight,” Cole told ESPN.Solskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“When he left Arsenal for Man United, he joined a team which was totally different. You have to change as a player, which is difficult.“His work ethic is the same, but while he has given the ball away too much, it has been because he’s been trying things because he wanted to produce a pass or score goals.“He will improve because everyone else has improved since Ole took over.“Alexis has got good pace and he never stops running or closing down. He’s like a little kid with a new football who wants to show how good he is. He was like that at Arsenal where he scored goals.”United will take on Brighton at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is unsure if Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will recall star for Copa del Rey showdown with Sevilla after losing quarter-final first leg without him.Barcelona lost 2-0 to Sevilla on Wednesday night and their key men played little or no part in the defeat.Speaking after Wednesday’s defeat at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Pique told Dailymail:Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).”First we have to play the league game against Girona and then focus on the return leg at the Camp Nou. Whether Messi plays is the decision for the coach.“In the first half we had a very clear opportunity and in the second we could have risked a little more to try and draw the match but Sevilla were better, and I congratulate them for it.“We have a very competitive squad and the coach wants us all to participate. The performance was good but they took advantage of all their chances.”
Marco Verratti would be a great coup for the Manchester United midfield, says former striker Dimitar Berbatov.The Italian midfielder has been starring at Paris Saint-Germain since 2012 following his transfer from boyhood club Pescara and impressed in their 2-0 Champions League win at United on Tuesday.Verratti has since notched up eight goals and 44 assists in 262 appearances across all competitions for PSG and has been regularly praised for his dribbling, reactions and ball control at the French capital.Aside from that, the 26-year-old’s excellent vision and passing skills has proven to an invaluable asset for PSG in search of goals down the years.Speaking on Verratti, Berbatov even went as far as claiming that the Italy international is up there with Barcelona icons Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.The Bulgarian, who won two Premier League titles and scored 56 times in 149 games for United in a four-year spell, believes Verratti would be a great midfield partner for Nemanja Matic at United.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Marco Verratti was very impressive in the centre of the park for PSG,” Berbatov told Betfair.“What I like about him is that his first thought is always to go forwards, but if that’s not on, he’s happy just to keep the ball, controlling the tempo and almost putting the other team to sleep.“He is an unbelievable talent; he reminds me of Xavi and Iniesta in many ways.“He’d be great at United next to Matic in midfield, allowing the Serbian to do the dirty work while he controlled the game. I can’t see PSG selling though!”The Red Devils will be taking a trip to Stamford Bridge on Monday for a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Chelsea as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to return to winning ways.A Premier League showdown with old rivals Liverpool then awaits them at Old Trafford next Sunday.BELGRADE, SERBIA – DECEMBER 11: Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Red Star Belgrade and Paris Saint-Germain at Rajko Mitic Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber Jerry Sanders and Chief Executive Officer of CalPrivate Bank Tom Wornham joined KUSI to discuss Feburary’s business forecast for San Diego businesses. KUSI Newsroom February 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, February Business Forecast Posted: February 19, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
A paper tiger is on the prowl, perking up a Central Vancouver neighborhood and creating a scene. Make that Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, brewing up robust java every day at 703 Grand Blvd.Launched in autumn 2009 by proprietor Zachary Gray, 28, the coffeehouse has enlivened the short stretch between East Mill Plain and Evergreen boulevards, fast becoming a community hub and artistic haven.It’s just what Gray, an Illinois transplant, had in mind when he pounced on the space formerly occupied by The Chicago Steamer hot dog eatery.“I could see the neighborhood embracing this place. This was a little bit of a diamond in the rough,” Gray said. He’d scouted around near downtown before settling on the busy arterial that splits the Edgewood Park and Hudson’s Bay neighborhoods.His dual goal: Serve killer coffee and establish a “third place” where conversation and good energy flows, where personal connections are made for the greater good.“I think we need a lot more places like this in Vancouver,” Gray said, quick to embrace all that “coffee culture” conjures. “I’m not in it for the quick buck. It’s about adding value to my life, and the community.”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland was forced to temporarily take a key water supply off line after a 21-year-old man caught on video admitted urinating in a city reservoir.The Oregonian reports that Portland police responded early Wednesday but did not cite the man or his friends.Video surveillance of the Mt. Tabor reservoir and police and Portland Water Bureau reports will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.City officials said about 7.8 million gallons of drinking water will be discarded because of the incident at a cost of about $36,000.Covering Portland’s open-air reservoirs has been a politically charged topic in recent years and the city Water Bureau is working to comply with federal regulations.Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com
Steve Erickson admits most people hold certain doubts about electric cars. He’s heard them all.“They’re all expecting that overglorified golf cart,” said Erickson, a local financial adviser. “They’re not expecting it to have power.”A demonstration at Vancouver’s Alan Webb Mazda dealership likely changed a few minds on Wednesday. A handful of electric-only cars — including the relatively rare Tesla Roadster — allowed visitors to get behind the wheel themselves, or simply hop in for a ride.Erickson, himself a Nissan Leaf driver, pulled together the demonstration to offer a chance to learn about the technology and industry, he said. Most of the attendees were Erickson’s own clients; some are already investors in the electric car industry.Nearly everyone who stepped into a vehicle gave his or her thumbs up. That was particularly true of the Tesla, which stole the show once Lance Merkin, a marketing representative for the California-based company, rolled up in a bright orange Roadster. A second Roadster, owned by a Vancouver resident, arrived later.No visitors drove the Tesla cars. But a few who climbed into the passenger seat for a joyride on nearby Highway 500 came back looking like they’d just been on a roller coaster.“Our heads went back,” said Gail Czech of Vancouver, among the first to ride. “That thing has power.”The Tesla Roadster Sport can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, powered by a lithium-ion battery in the back of the car. The car can travel almost 250 miles on a single charge. The other two models demonstrated Wednesday, the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi “i,” need to plug in after less than 100 miles.
TACOMA — Political leaders and hundreds of others gathered Saturday to honor former Gov. Booth Gardner for how he publicly shaped the state and how he privately shaped his family.At a memorial service in Tacoma, former Gov. Chris Gregoire remembered how Gardner championed issues like the environment, early childhood education and health care.“His amazing legacy has left a lasting impact on the lives and the livelihoods of literally every single person in Washington state,” said Gregoire, at times emotional in recalling her former boss and mentor.Gov. Jay Inslee said Gardner’s work two decades ago laid the foundation for things coming to fruition today, including gay marriage, universal health care and better environmental management. During his tenure, Gardner issued an executive order banning discrimination against gay and lesbian state workers, appointed the first minority to the state Supreme Court and helped launch the state’s Basic Health program for the poorGardner was the state’s 19th governor, leading Washington from 1985 to 1993 following terms as Pierce County executive, state senator and business. A millionaire heir to the Weyerhaeuser timber fortune, he later went on to lead a successful “Death with Dignity” campaign in 2008 that ultimately led to the passage of the state’s assisted suicide law.
A motorcyclist who died Monday in a crash near Silver Falls State Park south of Silverton, Ore., was identified as a Vancouver man.Patrick C. Hope, 67, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Highway 214 about 2:30 p.m. behind another motorcyclist, according to the Oregon State Police.While going around a curve, the Harley-Davidson struck a tree and Hope was thrown, according to state police. The motorcyclist riding in front of Hope didn’t see the crash but noticed that Hope was no longer behind him so backtracked and discovered the crash.An air ambulance with Life Flight was called to the scene, but police said that Hope was pronounced dead before he could be transported. He was wearing a helmet.Police are continuing the investigation into what caused the crash.
Capital One will share how to become a destination employer during the closing keynote session at Employee Benefits Live 2015 on 22 September.The session, entitled ‘How to become a destination employer’, will focus on how employers can connect their employees with the key goals of the business.This final keynote will also include tips on how employers can create an environment where staff can be the best version of themselves, as well as attract new workers.Karen Bowes, vice president HR, international at Capital One, will lead the session.She says: “Employers need to understand the power of purpose in an organisation and helping staff own the purpose of the organisation. If workers understand what they’re working for there is a value drive and it’s much more motivating.”She also believes that giving employees a choice as to how they spend their time in the workplace can increase motivation and engagement. She suggests that the provision of comfortable areas to relax in, family-friendly benefits or gyms could help boost employee wellbeing and productivity.In order to be a standout organisation, Bowes believes that employers must revamp their benefits offering. She says: “We need to debunk the myth that money is the primary feed of employee motivation.”This is why Capital One brings its staff together to remind them of the important role they play in the overall objectives of the business. It also utilises posters and digital displays to highlight the aims of the organisation and how staff can work towards these.The organisation also employs more traditional methods of communication, such as email campaigns, but uses them in a quirky way to ensure that they are memorable and engaging for staff. For instance, its chief executive officer writes weekly blogs to update the workforce of changes and developments within the business.Bowes adds: “It’s the small things that really matter. Something like a hand-written note sticks in someone’s mind and costs very little.”Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place at Olympia National, London, on 21-22 September.View the full conference programme and register to attend
Wood Group employees based on Shell platforms across the North Sea who are members of the RMT and Unite unions are taking part in a 24-hour strike today (Tuesday 26 July 2016) in a dispute over pay and allowances.The industrial action involves around 400 Wood Group employees from the two unions. Further stoppages are planned over the next few weeks, in addition to an overtime ban.The industrial action relates to proposed pay cuts of up to 22%. The unions claim that these cuts would amount to 30% once reductions to allowances are considered.A ballot of employees who are members of Unite resulted in a turnout of almost 87%, with 99% voting in favour of strike action.In total, seven Shell platforms will be affected by the industrial action, including Shearwater, Gannet, Nelson, Curlew, Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo and Brent Charlie. A protest was also held at Shell’s London offices.John Boland, regional officer at Unite, said: “To say we are disappointed it has had to come to this is an understatement, but bosses at Wood Group are simply not listening. This dispute is the first in the North Sea in three decades and shows the strength of feeling of our members who feel backed into a corner and left with no other option but to use their industrial strength to make Wood Group listen.“Our members have been faced with changes to shift patterns which have seen them working longer offshore for the same pay and as well as having three rounds of redundancies imposed on them. This attack on their pay and allowances has pushed our members too far this time.”Dave Stewart, chief executive officer for Wood Group’s eastern region business unit, said: “Our employees’ safety and wellbeing remains our top priority and our commitment is to ensuring it is not compromised during industrial action. Although we are extremely disappointed that industrial action will be taken, we respect the right of those employees who choose to do so.“Our firm focus remains on reaching a resolution, which meets our mutual goal of sustaining these jobs for our employees in the North Sea now and in the future, against the backdrop of an extremely challenging climate created by the sustained low oil price.“We are continuing to engage frequently, proactively and openly with our employees and the unions. We met with union representatives on Friday and senior management have visited impacted installations over the weekend to talk with our people, with the clear aim of positively progressing discussions towards reaching a resolution.”A spokesperson at Shell said: “This action is highly regrettable. Shell’s priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and assets and we will not compromise on safety during this period of industrial action.“While we recognise the right of Wood Group’s employees to strike, it is clear that in order for the North Sea oil and gas industry to remain competitive in the lower oil price environment, structural change is needed. We hope that Wood Group’s employees and management will continue working towards reaching a solution which will halt this counter-productive industrial action.”
HR, benefits and reward professionals attending Employee Benefits Live 2016 will be able to access a wealth of industry knowledge in the busy exhibition hall.The two-day event, taking place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Olympia National in London, will enable delegates to network with leading providers, advisers and consultants who will showcase the latest products and services on offer.This year’s exhibitors include Epoq Legal, Hello Fresh, Grassroots, and ThinkSmart Solutions, among many others.Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend here.
Stuart Head has joined Riverbed Technology as global manager, benefits.Head’s previous roles include head of benefits Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Nomura, manager of international benefits at CME Group, and employee benefits analyst (interim) EMEA at BNY Mellon.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A beauty supply store in Miami was robbed, Monday afternoon.According to the City of Miami police, an armed robbery occurred just after 1 p.m. at Lubin’s Discount Beauty Supply located at Northeast Second Avenue and 78th Street.No injuries were reported.Detectives continue to investigate the robbery. If you have any information that can help investigators, 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.
“I want them to be a little bit smarter about the way they go about things,” she said. “If you own a zoo, you should have protocols. We have lions and tigers and wolves. I know it’s a lot to handle. It’s a lot to have animals, but they need to hire more people.”FWC said they didn’t find any violations after investigating, and the monkey will not be removed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A volunteer at the Zoological Wildlife Foundation Center said she has been barred from resuming her duties there after she was bitten by a monkey at the facility.“I was literally like ‘All right, I need to pull my hand out, or I’m going to lose my finger. I know I’m going to lose my finger,’” said the former volunteer, who wanted to conceal her identity. “When I saw her canine latch into my skin, like, I saw it inside my skin, I was like, ‘Oh, no.’”The 21-year-old self-described “animal lover” said she had been volunteering at ZWF in Southwest Miami-Dade for almost two months and had gotten close to many of their animals.“I handled the animals with no problem. I never had an issue, never been in trouble there,” she said. “As I was playing with [the monkey], perfectly fine, she got possessive over a paper that she had taken from me. I tried to get it back and she latched onto my finger.”On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Police and Florida Fish and the Wildlife Conservation Commission were called to the center on Southwest 172nd Avenue after the volunteer said she was bitten by a 9-year-old Brazilian Tufted Capuchin monkey.“I’m flipping out. I have no idea what to do. I’m in the office, pacing, crying, walking back and forth waiting for my friend to get there because no one’s there. Everyone’s already left,” said the former volunteer.MDPD said they received the call around 6:30 p.m. from less than a mile away from the incident. The volunteer was driven by a friend to Krome Avenue and Southwest 168th Street before she called 911. “And only because my best friend who was driving said, ‘Hey, maybe you should call an ambulance. They could probably get you [to the hospital] faster,’” she said.The woman was taken to the hospital while MDPD investigated the situation. She was not given stitches for the bite but was prescribed antibiotics because the hospital was unsure if the bite would get infected.When she returned to ZWF to retrieve the animal’s records, she said the facility told her she could no longer volunteer with them because she broke protocol. She said she was unaware of such protocol.“The owner informed us today, now, after everything, after my two months of being there, that the protocol would be to call him — that I should have never left the property,” she said. “How was I supposed to know that? How was I supposed to know that I wasn’t supposed to leave the property. My finger could be super infected, could be dangling off, and I have to stay at the property to wait for you.”“They had no problem when I had to clean up the poop of those animals, but you know, since I got bitten now it’s something,” said the former volunteer.Despite the incident, she still plans to pursue a career as a wildlife veterinarian.She hopes ZWF will make improvements to ensure the same won’t happen to others.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are on the lookout for a duo accused of going on a stealing spree in Miami.Authorities said a man and woman broke into at least two homes while the residents were inside sleeping.Both crimes happened in November at two apartment buildings.The crooks targeted people’s valuables and vehicles.If you have any information on the burglaries, 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.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance cameras captured a man snatching a woman’s purse in the middle of the sidewalk in Miami.Video shows the man on a bike approaching a woman walking near Southwest Eighth Street and South Miami Avenue on July 6.Seconds later, the man snatched the woman’s purse, knocking her to the ground.After a brief struggle, the man made off with the woman’s wallet.If you have any information on this robbery, 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.
PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) – A worker is recovering after he fell through a catwalk on a cargo ship at Port Everglades.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews placed the 50-year-old in a harness and lowered him to the ground, Wednesday.Paramedics treated the man for a knee injury on scene and then transported him to Broward Health Medical Center.The 50-year-old is expected to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help as they seek to put the brakes on a truck thief in Northwest Miami-Dade.Newly released surveillance video shows the subject approaching a white Ford F-150 in the parking lot of the Walmart along Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue, July 13.Police said the thief used a tool to break inside the pickup. The security footage shows him driving off in the vehicle.If you have any information on this theft, 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.
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