What’s open and closed for New Year’s Weekend:• MAIL: Post offices closed Monday, no home delivery. The postal unit at the Shell gas station, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year.• BANKS: Most banks closed Monday; check your bank for details.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections will not provide service Monday. Service will be delayed by one day all week in most of Clark County. In Camas, garbage and recycling normally picked up on Monday will be picked up Tuesday. The remainder of the week, service is on regular schedule in Camas.• BUSES: C-Tran follows Sunday schedule on Monday. TriMet buses, Portland Streetcar and WES will operate on regular schedule Sunday, with all service free after 8 p.m. MAX will provide extended late-night service Sunday, also free after 8 p.m. Buses, MAX and Portland Streetcar will operate on Sunday schedule on Monday.• GOVERNMENT OFFICES: Closed Monday.• EMISSIONS TESTING: Closed Monday.• PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library and Camas Public Library closed Monday.• FINANCIAL MARKETS: U.S. stock markets closed Monday.• FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Open noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday.• MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed Sunday and Monday.• ZOO: Oregon Zoo open.• VANCOUVER MALL: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Hours for department stores, restaurants and theater may vary. The library in the mall will be closed Monday.• THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed Monday. Circulation customer service phone lines, 360-694-2312, open 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, and 4:30 a.m. to noon on Monday.
Lax oversight and mismanagement at the Pearson Airport cost the city of Vancouver at least $63,395 and potentially up to $149,211 in public funds over the last decade, according to an internal audit obtained by The Columbian.Between Jan. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2018, the airport bled money through a variety of unauthorized discounts and out-of-date contracts with pilots and the fixed-base operator, or “gas station” for the airport.The audit, which was conducted by the city’s full-time auditor Rebecca Harder, found that “Pearson Airport operations did not comply with applicable laws, regulations, and its own policies.”“There were insufficient controls over safeguarding of public resources,” Harder wrote.The audit was ordered by city leadership following the resignation of former Pearson Airport Manager Willy Williamson, who left his post after a decade in July. The document specifically examines the time period under Williamson’s tenure.When The Columbian contacted Williamson, he said he had not heard about the audit or its findings. He was provided the document for review but declined to comment. click to enlarge
Mats Hummels believes that it is wrong for a young player like Leroy Sane to expect to be regarded on the same status as the likes of Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil in the Germany squadThe Manchester City winger was shockingly left out of Germany’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup at Russia after having an outstanding campaign in the Premier League this season, which had seen the 22-year-old being crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year.However, Sane has yet to find the back of the net for Germany in his 12 appearances for the senior side and had a disappointing display in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Austria.In light of this, head coach Joachim Low elected not to select Sane for the World Cup this summer.The 58-year-old has been criticised for the decision, but Hummels has backed Low and instead criticised the attitude of the younger generation.“Leroy Sane has not the same standing as Thomas Muller or Mesut Ozil,” said the defender, according to SportsKeeda.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Sometimes it takes time to have the same standing in the national team as in your club.“It is noticeable that the guys coming up from youth ranks – at Bayern too – are different guys to 10, 12 years ago.“That is the new generation. They are characterised by a different behaviour, like on social media.“I was always the youngest one in my team and I had to carry the goals. That is simply normal. Nowadays you notice some 18-year-olds don’t understand why they have to do this.“I didn’t talk a single word in the Bayern locker room during the first weeks. I only talked to Stephan Furstner and Michael Rensing because I knew them from the second team.“To everyone else I maybe said ‘hello’, but today everything is faster and after one week players behave like they’ve already played three years for the team.”
Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer insists that they hold no fear towards Lionel Messi or Barcelona ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown in La LigaLos Rojiblancos are the surprise leaders of La Liga on 16 points after the opening eight games of this season following Barcelona and Real Madrid’s struggles.But Sevilla’s one-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of the standings could change on Saturday ahead of their match at the Camp Nou.The reigning champions are the only side to have scored more goals than Sevilla this season with Messi netting six of those 19 goals and adding a further four assists.But Kjaer insists that Sevilla are not afraid of facing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner or the rest of the Barcelona squad this weekend.“Are there any more words in the world to use to describe Messi? He is simply a fantastic player, and when he hits his best level, it is extremely difficult to stop him,” Kjaer told SportsMax.“You can’t man-mark Messi, because Barcelona have so many other great players that they will just take advantage of the extra space you leave for them.“You have to defend collectively against Messi and reduce the spaces he can work in – and that way try to make sure that he will not have his best game against you.“Again, it is a pleasure – and to me basically the best thing in football – to play against the greatest teams and the greatest players. And try to beat them.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The last time Sevilla defeated Barcelona came in 2015 and it’s been eight years since they tasted victory at the Camp Nou.“You can’t go to Camp Nou with fear in your mind, because then you will get destroyed,” Kjaer added.“You have to believe in yourself as a team – believe in the way you play football. So no, we don’t fear them but obviously, we respect them as one of the greatest teams in the world.“Having said that, it is our job to make sure that they don’t reach their maximum level against us. And that we reach ours.“You have to make Barca uncomfortable and challenge them with your game plan, so that they have to focus on playing both ways – and not only attacking the opponent. Parking the bus is not an option at Camp Nou. Then you will lose nine out of 10 times.”Una imagen vale más que mil palabras 🙉 Gracias a todos los que nos ayudáis en el día a día para que podamos daros esta alegría a tod@s los sevillistas. Disfrutad pic.twitter.com/qvxGDsUlQU— Pablo Machín (@pablomachindiez) October 7, 2018
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Microsoft’s Indian-American CEO Satya Nadella, who stirred a controversy by his remarks that women should trust their karma for pay raises, himself earned $11.6 million in fiscal 2014, not counting $79.78 million in stock awards.Nadella’s earnings include compensation as head of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division before he became CEO in February, the Seattle Times reported citing company’s proxy statement filed Monday with the US Security and Exchange Commission.Microsoft’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. Nadella’s salary for that time period includes $918,917 in base pay along with a $3.6 million cash award and a $7.09 million annual stock award. In addition, he was also granted stock awards worth $79.78 million, including the $7.09 million he actually received in fiscal year 2014.Nadella’s compensation package in fiscal year 2013 was $7.67 million. His compensation package for fiscal year 2015, his first full year as CEO, could have him earning up to $18 million, the Times said.Meanwhile, Nadella who has since apologised several times for his controversial comments on women in tech, Monday claimed Microsoft has no pay gap between men, women, according to CNET.Appearing at an event in San Francisco to pitch his company’s cloud services, he again faced questions about his comments earlier this month that women should have “faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”Women represent 29 percent of Microsoft’s workforce, with only 17 percent working directly in technology.CNET cited a new report published in September saying women at tech companies earn $6,358 less than their male counterparts, while women with at least one child earn $11,247 less than everyone else.”I was insensitive to the broader context,” Nadella said Monday claiming he found no pay gap between men and women at Microsoft.”It turns out that we are in good shape on that, but that doesn’t really capture the essence… and that is equal opportunity.””We have a lot more to do,” Nadella was quoted as saying by CNET. “How do we get women to come back after they’ve taken a break?” he added, but didn’t proffer any answers.In another interview with CNBC, Nadella said he “was completely wrong in the answer” he gave to the question about women “Because I basically took my own approach, to how I’ve approached my career and sprung it on half the humanity.””And that was just insensitive. […] I just gave a very generic answer – based on, quite frankly, what I’ve believed and how I’ve practiced and lived my life – without thinking through, what if someone was faced with bias in their career?” he said.”How would they feel by sort of getting advice that says, ‘Be passive’? . [I]n the face of bias, the last thing I want anyone is to be passive,” Nadella said.
With at least five executives leaving his manufacturing council in the wake of President Trump’s contentious remarks about white supremacists, the president is ending the group he created in January. Trump said he’s also ending his strategy and policy forum, which he formed in December.“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” President Trump said in a tweet.The move came shortly after two executives — 3M’s Inge Thulin and Campbell Soup’s Denise Morrison — said on Wednesday that they would be leaving the manufacturing council established by Trump, who has long touted the need to support American manufacturing jobs.“Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville”, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison stated, referring to Trump’s much-criticized response to the white supremacist rally that resulted in the death of a counter-protester over the weekend.3M President and CEO Inge Thulin said his decision to leave the group followed reflection on the values of “sustainability, diversity and inclusion.”The moves came one day after the resignations of Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing; Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO; and Thea Lee, the AFL-CIO’s deputy chief of staff.“I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it’s the right thing for me to do,” Paul wrote in a tweet Tuesday morning.Trump’s decision to wind down the group comes after he struck a defiant tone about the resignations this week.On Monday, Trump said, “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”On Tuesday, Trump stated, “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place. Grandstanders should not have gone on. JOBS!”When the council was formed back in January, the White House said the the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative would allow the president to meet with “some of the world’s most successful and creative business leaders to share their experiences and gain their insights.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Every since Microsoft teased everyone with its IllumiRoom concept, the idea has consumed people. One clever user came up with a concept that extends the idea of a synchronized gaming experience to the rest of the living room, with the help of some Philips Hue bulbs and an Xbox One.Immersion is a powerful force in any video game or movie, and the world is filled with modders trying to figure out the best complete user involvement in their media. Some people grab three 30-inch monitors and a racing wheel in order to create the perfect driving experience on their PC, while others have recently taken to the Oculus Rift for that extra touch of realism. These all work well in very specific environments, but imagine if your whole living room was in on the action by setting the color tone for the entire room to match whatever is happening on the television.The concept is relatively simple when you think about it. You can either take the dominant color on the screen at the time and have the Hue bulbs adjust to match, or you could look at specific elements and trigger them when relevant. White flashes like cameras going off to make you feel like you’re in the basketball arena or flashing red and blue lights to make it feel like the police are right on your tail. Everything that is happening on your television could bleed out to the rest of the room if this worked, and all it would take is the one thing that isn’t likely to happen.Microsoft and Philips would have to seriously collaborate in order for this to work the way it was demonstrated in the video, and while that’s not impossible it also isn’t something you can expect to see anytime soon. Even if Microsoft was willing to play nice with the Philips API, or if Microsoft was willing to give Philips a backdoor to do all the heavy lifting off the console, it would take a great deal of cooperation between two companies that don’t really have much of anything to do with one another right now. Some sort of Philips Hue app on the Xbox One, or any console really, would be an incredible step forward for immersive gaming. All we have to do is get there.
Kolkata: The state Agriculture department is taking all necessary steps to ensure that farmers do not face any inconvenience due to unusual rainfall in Birbhum, East Burdwan and a part of Murshidabad district.The Agriculture department came in touch with other concerned departments in this connection and a meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday in Birbhum. A meeting for East Burdwan district has already taken place and a similar meeting in Murshidabad district will also be held. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThough the drizzle due to depression since Monday has brought a little respite to the situation, the state government is eyeing a permanent solution and taking all necessary measures in this regard. According to a senior official of the state Agriculture department, it is always good if the soil remains moist during the harvest of paddy as it ensures a better yield. So steps were taken to extend support to the farmers as soon as unusual rainfall was noticed in different parts of Birbhum, East Burdwan and Murshidabad. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Wednesday’s meeting at Suri in Birbhum, state Agriculture minister Asish Banerjee and Pradip Majumdar, the agriculture advisor to the Chief Minister, will be present in the discussion along with senior representatives from the Zilla Parishad, all the concerned MLAs, senior officials of the state Irrigation department, Power department. It is learnt that the state Irrigation department is leaving no stone unturned to supply water in such areas including Nanoor in Birbhum. The rice mill owners were also directed to supply water from the reservoirs in the mills in such areas and the owners have assured all assistance in this connection. The official said after identification of such areas, the first step is to create the necessary infrastructure so that farmers do not face any problem and decisions in this regard will be taken in the meeting. The meeting for Birbhum district is scheduled on Wednesday and a similar one will be held for Murshidabad as well. However, the schedule of the meeting in Murshidabad district is yet to be finalised. Banerjee said that the endeavour is to create the infrastructure that will also ensure sufficient supply of water not only for paddy cultivation but for other crops as well. It is learnt that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also concerned over the situation and directed concerned officials to take measures in this connection.
Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Hartman pleaded guilty in Victoria state County Court to four counts of indecent assault against two girls, and pleaded not guilty to offenses against two men who were his former students.He was convicted of one count of indecent assault and two counts of common law assault against one of the men, and was found not guilty of another five counts of indecent assault against the same man. Last week, in a separate trial, he was found not guilty of one charge of indecent assault against the second man.The court had issued a suppression order barring the media from reporting any details of the trials until they concluded.Hartman moved back to the U.S. in the 1980s and continued to work as a teacher, including at a Catholic high school in Pittsburgh.Last year, the head of a St. Louis-based religious order apologized after allegations of abuse surfaced against Hartman and seven other Marianist brothers who taught or worked at the Pittsburgh high school. Those cases came to light after the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh learned about the charges against Hartman in Australia.When the diocese sent letters alerting graduates of what is now named Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, they received one new allegation against Hartman — who last taught at the school in 1997 — and more than 20 against seven other brothers. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Quick workouts for men SYDNEY (AP) — A Catholic brother accused of sex abuse in the U.S. has been convicted in Australia of a string of sex offenses dating back to the 1970s, when he taught at a Catholic school in Melbourne.Bernard Hartman, who returned to Australia from the U.S. in 2013 to face the charges, was accused of abusing four children in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a teacher at St Paul’s College, a secondary school. Check your body, save your life Hartman will be sentenced in Australia at a later date.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Comments Share New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like