NASA Taps SpaceX Blue Origin to Boost Space Tech

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor NASA is preparing to land humans on the moon by 2024 and in order to advance lunar exploration technology, the federal agency is working with Blue Origin, SpaceX, and 11 other companies on key space-focused projects.On Tuesday, NASA announced that it selected 13 U.S. companies for 19 partnerships to take industry-developed space technologies to the next level and maintain U.S. leadership in space, said a NASA press release. The companies will work with NASA centers, which will provide support via expertise, facilities, hardware, and software at no extra cost. With these partnerships, NASA and these key industry players can expand the commercial space sector and introduce new capabilities that could assist future NASA missions, including those that will travel to the moon.“NASA’s proven experience and unique facilities are helping commercial companies mature their technologies at a competitive pace,” said Jim Reuter, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), in the press release. “We’ve identified technology areas NASA needs for future missions, and these public-private partnerships will accelerate their development so we can implement them faster.”Companies were selected through NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity (ACO), which was released in October 2018. According to NASA, these selections cover seven technology focus areas important to the U.S.’s moon and mars exploration approach: advanced communications, navigation and avionics, advanced materials, entry, descent, and landing, in-space manufacturing and assembly, power, propulsion, and other exploration technologies.Blue Origin, which was founded by Jeff Bezos, is participating in three of NASA’s partnerships, Space.com reported. The company will collaborate with the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia to build and test materials for potential use on lunar landers’ rocket engine nozzles. NASA officials also said Blue Origin will work with the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and the Johnson Space Center in Houston on two separate projects: One will involve maturing a fuel-cell power system for Blue Origin’s Blue Moon Lander, while the other will create a guidance and navigation system for precise moon landings.SpaceX will be involved in two of NASA’s partnerships focused on moon landing and transferring propellant in orbit. The company will collaborate with NASA’s Florida-based Kennedy Space Center to advance their technology to vertically land big rockets on the moon and advance models to assess how engine plume interacts with lunar regolith. SpaceX will also work with Glenn and Marshall Space Flight Center on technology innovations required to transfer propellant in orbit, which is critical in the development of SpaceX’s Starship space vehicle.Other companies that are partnering with NASA include Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, Aerogel Technologies of Boston, Aerojet Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, California, Anasphere of Bozeman, Montana, Bally Ribbon Mills of Bally, Pennsylvania, Colorado Power Electronics Inc. of Fort Collins, Colorado, Lockheed Martin of Littleton, Colorado, Maxar Technologies of Palo Alto, California, Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nevada, Spirit AeroSystem Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, and Vulcan Wireless of Carlsbad, California.Watch: Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic To Go PublicMore on Geek.com:NASA Spacecraft Ready for Artemis 1 Lunar MissionNASA Plans to Test New Lightweight X-Ray Mirrors in SpaceNASA’s Planet Hunter TESS Discovers Three New Worldslast_img read more

Fall For the Viral Instagram Hoax So Did Lots of Celebs

first_img Report: Facebook Developing ‘Threads’ App For Close FriendsAdorable Puppy Born With ‘Fur Mustache’ Goes Viral on Instagram Stay on target The con dates back to about 2012, according to fact-checking site Snopes; similar messages spread across social media, falsely claiming that Facebook would rip off users’ content unless they posted a disclaimer saying they did not consent.Watch: Instagram to Start Paying Researchers to Find Apps Abusing Its DataMore on Geek.com:Instagram Guilts Users Into Removing Nasty CommentsFCC: Don’t Be Fooled by ‘One Ring’ Robocall Scam11 Documentaries That Might Not Have Been So True Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.Specifically: a viral Instagram post claiming the social network can now use images against users in court cases.The widely circulated screenshot alleges that new Instagram rules mean “everything you’ve ever posted” becomes public domain—even deleted content.But that’s simply not true.First of all, a digital image shared online is not legally binding.Especially if it’s a years-old hoax bursting with grammatical errors and inconsistent typography that cites a generic “Channel 13 News” service and suggested laws which have nothing to do with privacy.Still, Instagram users have been uploading the bogus message to their accounts as a “warning” to others, NBC News reported.Among the bamboozled A-listers are actors Taraji P. Henson, Tom Holland, Julianne Moore, Rob Lowe, Debra Messing, and Julia Roberts; musicians Niall Horan, Waka Flocka Flame, and Usher; model Adriana Lima; Beyoncé’s mother; and New York Magazine Design Editor Wendy Goodman. Most have since deleted the message (some replacing it with reposts about fires in the Amazon).They are in good company, at least: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the man responsible for maintaining America’s nuclear arsenal, also fell victim to the prank, trying to joke his way out of it by replying to the post with: “I’ll be darned!! First time I’ve seen anything fake on the Internet!!”Instagram officials have publicly stated the message is fake, and that the company will not use personal images in court.“If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules … it’s not true,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote on Twitter.Brand communications manager Stephanie Otway confirmed to NBC that “there’s no truth to this post.”Some celebs, meanwhile, did their homework before blindly posting a scam to their followers: The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, musician John Mayer, and even CNN poked fun at the situation.last_img read more

524 WWE Results Binghamton New York Rollins vs Orton

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Twitter Pinterest 5/24 WWE Results: Binghamton, New York* Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler.* Jimmy Uso def. Brad Maddox.* R-Truth def. Stardust.* The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores.* Ryback def. Bray Wyatt.* Roman Reigns def. Big Show in a Steel Cage match.* Emma & Charlotte def. Alicia Fox & Layla.* Randy Orton def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins via DQ.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining 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 Shawn Michaels WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015center_img Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 7/7 WWE Live Results: Binghamton, New York (WWE Championship match, Orton returns) Google+ Asuka says she only hit her back and is okay after injury scare at WWE live event last_img read more

John Cena set for LIVE with Kelly Michael on July 14th

first_img Google+ John Cena Is Done With The WWE John Cena Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks about missing wrestling, his childhood, Hobbs and Shaw Now Playing Up Next Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Vin Diesel Videos Articles Charlize Theron The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scenecenter_img Facebook Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded ABC’s “LIVE with Kelly & Michael” passed this along:Just wanted to give you a heads up that WWE’s JOHN CENA stops by tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to chat about the film “Trainwreck.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 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 Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Former TNA star Austin Aries debuts at NXT TV tapings

first_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Google+ Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE.com has revealed that former TNA and ROH star Austin Aries has officially debuted for NXT at the TV tapings tonight in Orlando, Florida at the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida. His debut will air on the WWE Network on 3/2.The NXT Twitter account and Triple H both tweeted about the signing of Aries.You can view video of his debut at the link below.WWE: Austin Aries arrives in NXTRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 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 Triple H WhatsApp Report: Petey Williams says Impact Wrestling is moving forward without Austin Aries Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Former WWE, Impact and ROH star Austin Aries set to debut for MLW Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Facebook Videos Articles WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Video: Watch Austin Aries no-sell the finish during Bound for Glory main event on Sundaylast_img read more

Linda McMahon talks with Yahoo News about WWEs relationship with Donald Trump

first_img Pinterest Donald Trump Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince Mcmahon WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) Now Playing Up Next Facebook RAW Preview: Hall of Famers and Legends return for RAW Reunion, Live Post-Show tonight Videos Articles Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Linda Mcmahoncenter_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Report: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Plans To Resign The following was passed along to Wrestleview.com.Katie Couric Speaks with Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon on the 2016 race, Trump, Clinton, and women in leadership rolesYahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Linda McMahon, the famous businesswoman behind the rise of the WWE, the billion-dollar wrestling enterprise she built with her husband Vince McMahon. Couric and McMahon discussed the state of the 2016 race, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and why there are so few women leaders and what can be done about it.Watch on Yahoo: http://yhoo.it/1TgLrVJ· Her family’s relationship with Donald Trump: “He was a great partner, a wonderful promoter. He really greased the wheels and made things work very easily… he was fun. We got to know him personally. He is very loyal, he’s a patriot. I think he hires smart people around him, all of the people that we ever dealt with were just really smart and efficient and really good at what they did – very gracious, made you feel welcome and really did exactly what he said he would do.”· The source of Trump’s popularity: “…[Trump] really is a vessel, I think, of this angst and unrest that the country is feeling, coming from so many different areas. They’re discouraged about their jobs and not more people have jobs during this administration and we elected, you know we elected Republicans in the last go round. Things were really going to change and nothing changed.”· Donald Trump’s latest WrestleMania appearance and the ‘Battle of the Billionaires: “You don’t think Donald’s head was going to get shaved, do you, I mean really!?…Vince often says, the real travesty of all of this is that he’s such an ugly bald guy. He said, “some guys look good bald. I’m not one of those.”· Whether she will run for office again: “I have no absolutely no plans to ever run for office. I ran twice, I gave it everything I had two times. It wasn’t meant to be in Connecticut for a Republican to win, it is a very, very blue state. I gave it all I had, I really wanted to win but didn’t.”· What WWE fans represent about the 2016 electorate: “The persona of Donald Trump has resonated with them. Maybe their business isn’t growing, maybe they have kids who are graduating who can’t get jobs. All of those things that you hear I think resonate not only with some WWE fans, but across really the specter.”· Hillary Clinton: “First of all, I think it’s high time that we had a woman president…but, I don’t want to elect someone just because they are a woman. I want the best candidate to be elected for president…I think that any woman who is elected to the highest office in the land would clearly have positive role model effects for other young women.”· Gawker’s release of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape: “I don’t think anyone had the right, you know, to take his private tape and put it out. I thought Gawker was wrong, you know, to do that.”· Hogan’s interest in coming back to the WWE: “ I think you never say never at WWE, but I wouldn’t speak on behalf of anyone there.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLinda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC FundraisingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:37 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 Now Playing Up Next Trump says farewell to Linda McMahon WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 last_img read more

418 WWE RAW averages 334 million viewers this week on the USA

first_imgFacebook goddessroleplay Google+ Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Now Playing Up Next April 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm Last night’s 4/18 WWE RAW drew an average of 3.34 million viewers on Monday night according to Showbuzzdaily.com.The first hour drew 3.486 million viewers, the second hour increased to 3.541 million viewers and the third hour saw the show drop down to 2.98 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.53 million viewers. RAW averaged a 1.19 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night, down from a 1.25 last week.Despite the drop in viewers, RAW ended up as the No. 2 show on cable Monday night beating out one of the NBA Playoffs games. A late NBA Playoffs game won the night on cable averaging over 4.4 million viewers.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipStreaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz SaysVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 4:57/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 33.26%0:03Remaining Time -4:54 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 I Missed Raw do to Better Call Saul Finale (which was amazing), but in general, fee like the storyline thus far has been good and enjoyable to watch. I am kinda cooled off on Dean Ambrose though… 2 COMMENTS Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Twitter Comments are closed. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Scarlet Fu April 20, 2016 at 10:35 am Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Cameron Huff Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW WhatsApp Your see WWE how you can still do something great even after countless screw ups? Even though Shane McMahon isn’t really booking matches it’s still awesome to see him on Raw than The Authority. Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Vancouver man gets 18 years in rapes

first_imgA Clark County judge on Monday sentenced a man accused of raping two women in Clark County to 18 years in prison.Tracy Loren Montgomery, 32, of Vancouver pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree rape and second-degree assault. He also entered a Newton plea — acknowledging that a jury could find him guilty of a crime but not admitting guilt — for third-degree rape.Montgomery first appeared in court in April 2015, after he was arrested on suspicion of a February 2015 rape and another rape in September 2014.In February 2015, a woman contacted the Vancouver Police Department to report that she had been assaulted and possibly raped after going to the now-closed Q Nightclub & Lounge in downtown Vancouver with friends. According to court records, she met Montgomery at the bar and agreed to give him a ride home. She let him drive because he knew the way.Montgomery drove them to a remote area on Lower River Road. When she asked where they were going, he assaulted her, punching her in the face. He pulled over to the side of the road, where he grabbed her by the throat, kept punching her and began removing her clothes, according to court records.She lost consciousness at times, and Deputy Clark County Prosecutor Aaron Bartlett said Monday that the woman was unsure whether she was raped until DNA evidence matching Montgomery confirmed it.Court records said the woman identified Montgomery as her attacker, and that investigators contacted staff at the nightclub, who were able to identify him as the man at the club. Montgomery pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and second-degree assault in the case on Oct. 5.last_img read more

Seahawks Marsh wants stolen Magic card collection back

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cassius Marsh is pleading for the person who stole his valuable collection of “Magic: The Gathering” cards to return it.Marsh tells The Seattle Times the collection is valued at $20,000 to $25,000. He says he was at a nightclub in downtown Seattle on Tuesday night when someone smashed his car window and stole two backpacks. His card collection was in one and his team-issued iPad was in the other.“Magic: The Gathering” is a popular fantasy trading card game. Marsh tells The Seattle Times that he’s “a nerd, for sure” and that playing the game helps him relax.He has offered a pair of free tickets to Seattle’s next home game to anyone who returns the cards.last_img read more

EOCF seeks Early Learning Champions

first_imgVancouver – Friends of Education Opportunities for Children and Families is seeking nominations for “Early Learning Champions,” the organization announced in a news release.The group will hold its sixth annual Early Learning Champions Awards Luncheon at noon May 10 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver. There, it will honor award recipients chosen for their “investment of time, talent and treasure” in programs supporting education for children from birth to age 5.Nominations are due by March 31. Seven people will be recognized in seven categories. Nominations can be made at surveymonkey.com/r/8SMYXZ3 or can be requested on paper at earlylearningchampions@eocfwa.org or 360-567-2701.last_img read more

Ilani Casinos concert convention venue opens

first_imgCOWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — Ilani Casino Resort opened its new event center Thursday, bringing more demand and attention to northern Clark County.The 30,000-square-foot center allows Ilani to host concerts, trade shows, corporate meetings and other high-traffic events. It will offer the biggest ballroom in the county, and it is already the largest gaming complex near the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area.The space’s biggest footprint belongs to a 22,000-square-foot banquet hall that can seat 800 people at tables or serve a standing audience of 2,500. It can be partitioned for other uses, and there are separate conference rooms as well.The venue’s first headliners have already been announced, but the official ribbon-cutting was Thursday morning. It started in the rain outside before crowds of local officials, casino staff and members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe swarmed indoors and around Ilani’s sprawling gaming floor.Tribal officials said that after nearly two decades of planning and legal battles to build the casino — along Interstate 5 west of La Center at Exit 16 — they now have plenty of momentum. The new venue opens less than a year after the casino, noted Cowlitz Tribe Chairman Bill Iyall.last_img read more

Yakima deputies Man who claimed to find body in barn long knew

first_imgGLEED — Authorities say a man who claimed to find a body while digging in a barn near Yakima this week had long known it was there.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the man claimed to have found the body Tuesday in the barn in Gleed, northwest of Yakima.But the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says the man is actually a suspect in the case and that he told his mother in November there might be a body in the barn.The mother relayed that information to authorities, but a cadaver dog failed to find anything at the time.An autopsy on Wednesday determined that the victim was at least 30 years old and had been shot to death. Authorities planned to try to identify him by using dental records.The sheriff’s office says there are at least two other persons of interest in the case.last_img read more

Firefighters battle house fire in Vancouvers Rose Village neighborhood

first_imgVancouver firefighters responded Friday night to a blaze at a small, single-story house in the Rose Village neighborhood.The fire was reported at 8:26 p.m. at 2310 E. 26th St. All of the home’s occupants were outside, but firefighters were trying to gain access inside to rescue a dog, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.Vancouver police also responded to direct traffic around the area; a portion of East 26th Street was closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic, according to emergency radio traffic.The fire was reportedly burning at the back of the house. At one point, firefighters said a power line leading to the house was down and sparking. Clark Public Utilities cut power to the house, according to emergency radio traffic.The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office was called to the scene.Fire personnel were still working at the scene an hour after the initial call.last_img read more

Construction starts on Vancouvercenters fourth final tower

first_imgDrivers have no doubt noticed that the right lane of Washington Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets has been cordoned off for the past two weeks. The orange-and-white barriers are part of a new perimeter fence around part of the adjacent Vancouvercenter property, and its arrival signals the long-awaited construction start of Vancouvercenter’s fourth tower.The other three buildings on the two-block property next to Esther Short Park were completed more than a decade ago by developer Vandevco, and the foundations for the fourth building were completed as part of the underground parking garage beneath the block. But the tower itself was never built, due in part to the 2008 recession.The southeastern quadrant of the former Lucky Lager brewery site has been fenced off ever since, empty apart from a couple of concrete and metal sheds that were built as caps on top of the holes that were left for the future building’s elevator shafts to the garage.Those sheds were demolished this week as crews began to tear up the site and prep it for a renewed round of construction. By Friday, new steel rebar cages could be seen protruding from some of the holes, in preparation for future concrete pours.Signs hung on the perimeter fence display concept art of the six-story building, which is slated to include 118 apartments, a 2,200-square-foot restaurant and ground floor retail.last_img read more

Parma target a surprise move for Crouch

first_imgThe newly-promoted Serie A side Parma have reportedly targetted a surprise move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, claims CalciomercatoThree years on after declaring bankruptcy and being dropped down the pyramid, Parma have successfully climbed back up to the top tier of Italian football.The Gialloblu are hoping to strengthen their attacking options for next season and have now reportedly set their sights on Crouch.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.While the former England international is now 37 years old, he did finish as Stoke’s top scorer in the 2017/18 season.Crouch currently has just one year remaining on his current deal at the relegated side and is believed to be tempted by the prospect of a move away from the Bet365 stadium this summer rather than playing a year of Championship football.Since being promoted from Serie B last month, Parma have already added the likes of Fabio Ceravolo, Jacopo Dezi and Riccardo Gagliolo to their ranks.last_img read more

Guardiola is one of the best coaches in the world if

first_imgThe Austrian defender David Alaba has showered his former manager Pep Guardiola with praises, for introducing a new way of playing to the world.Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba affirms that Guardiola has brought to bare a new style of football at Bayern.“He meant a lot to me, I learned a lot from working with him. I knew that I could make a lot of decisions [on the pitch] and I guess he’s one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best.” Alaba said via Goal“He brought a new style of football – not only to our team but to the world. We improved. We learned a lot about football and the way we played.“When we won the championship … the style of football that we played was great.”jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…Guardiola left for Manchester City in July 2016, where he led the team to the Premier League title last season.Alaba, though, believes that City could have got more out of a surprising Champions League quarter-final exit to Liverpool last season.“They won the championship in England in a really good way,” the 26-year-old said.“He’s doing a great job. He was unlucky in that Champions League [quarter]-final against Liverpool.”Guardiola managed Alaba at Bayern between 2013 and 2016, winning the Bundesliga title in all three campaigns he was in charge. Prior to his time as Bayern’s coach, Guardiola as Barcelona team manager, led the team through a perpetual victory parade, winning more than a dozen trophies in four years.last_img read more

Genoa aims for a victory today

first_imgThe team’s manager Davide Ballardini says that the match against Sassuolo will be exceptional and he’s trying to overcome any obstacle to get a winGenoa started their season with a good 2-1 victory against Empoli last season.And manager Davide Ballardini wants to continue on the winning patch when his team plays against Sassuolo today.But Sassuolo has not been defeated in two matches played so far in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It is not easy to play against teams that have a smart trequartista in the side, like Empoli or Sassuolo,” he told Football Italia.“You need to stay tight and take it in turns to close him down, possibly with a central midfielder dropping deep. It’s important to play as a team, focused on both attacking and defending together.”“The win against Empoli was satisfying and we feel the fans have confidence in us, but it’s just the beginning. Kouame and Piatek are extraordinarily interesting, while Gianluca Lapadula never holds back and gives such a big contribution to the team,” he added.“It is a strong club that maintained the team’s identity with players who have been there for many years. That makes them a pleasing and rare exception in Italian football.”last_img read more

Messis response to Linekers praise

first_imgOn the eve of Wednesday’s Champions League derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, the England national team record World Cup goalscorer, Gary Lineker, expressed his opinion on the Blaugrana hotshot Lionel Messi.The British publication, Daily Star, have transmitted Lineker’s interview with Barca TV, where he described Messi as the ‘best player to ever put on a pair of boots.’“He is the best player to ever put on a pair of boots.“It’s as if he sees the game from afar, at the same time as he is playing. He is not human.“He never rises to provocation, and he is a great example to both the world of football and to every young person who plays the sport.”It didn’t take much time before the 5-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner responded with an astonishing performance against the Premier League giants.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.”I feel blessed to be in this stadium to watch this live..” 🙏”It’s like he’s got a controller in his hand.” 🎮@RioFerdy5 is in awe of another Wembley masterclass from Messi. pic.twitter.com/5xvOlt6dE6— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 3, 2018The Argentinean wizard who was rested against Athletic Bilbao last weekend, returned to be a protagonist at the Wembley Stadium, notching two second-half goals in Barcelona’s 4-2 victory over the Spurs.Messi is currently a leading goalscorer this season, with five goals, as he netted his eight Champions League hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on the opening matchday.last_img read more

Suarez believes Dembele needs to learn from teammates

first_imgThe Barcelona footballer is calling Ousmane to improve his attitude to be able to earn a place in the first-teamOusmane Dembele has not started a match in the Spanish La Liga tournament since September, and he’s starting to be undisciplined.And teammate Luis Suarez has a clear message for him.“It’s not that [Dembele] has not adapted to the dressing room – the relationship he has with his team-mates is very good,” Suarez told reporters according to Four Four Two.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He is happy. But as some of my team-mates have said, and Ousmane himself knows, being a footballer is a privilege. I think maybe he should focus more on his football and be more responsible.”“He is very young and can take inspiration from the exemplary professionalism in the Barcelona dressing room. He deserves to be there and to triumph with Barca,” Suarez added.The French footballer joined Barcelona in 2017 after spells with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga and Rennes in the French Ligue 1.last_img read more

Chris Hughton praises Dunk Duffy

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has heaped praises on the club’s central defensive pairing of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.The Seagulls’ success in establishing themselves in the Premier League owes a lot to their defensive capabilities, built on the reliable centre-back partnership of Dunk and Duffy.Dunk, who’s Brighton’s vice-captain became an England international last November, while Duffy is a regular with the Republic of Ireland national team.Hughton says the pair are vital members of his team and feels both players can improve by watching Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk play.“What Van Dijk is to Liverpool, that’s what our two are to us,” said Hughton, according to Belfast Telegraph.“We know what level he is but if I’m looking at what you would regard as two outstanding centre-halves at our level, ours are as valuable to us as what he is to them.”BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Hughton’s first words after being sacked Manuel R. Medina – May 22, 2019 The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager says he was “hugely disappointed and surprised” when he was fired from the club.“The two we have will look at the best around where they can learn from, what they can pick up from. At the moment, he (Van Dijk) is a great role model. He doesn’t miss many games, is good in both boxes and is a top, top all-around player.”Despite being four points clear at the top of the Premier League, Liverpool was beaten 2-1 by second-placed Manchester City in their last league game, before crashing out of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.Asked if the Liverpool can end their long wait for a first division title, Hughton said the Reds are favourites but “wouldn’t put money on it”.“I think they are favourites simply because of the points difference, and I think they’ve been outstanding,” he said.“But I couldn’t tell you who will win it. And certainly, I wouldn’t put money on it.”last_img read more