Russia would be a difficult opponent

first_imgUruguay captain and defender Diego Godin has said that Russia would be a “difficult opponents” in this 2018 World Cup tournament.Uruguay, who beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their Group A match on Wednesday and secured their place in the round of 16, will take on hosts Russia, who are also in the next round.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“I’m happy that we have reached the playoff. Now we have to prepare for the match against Russia, this will be a decisive game… The match [against Saudi Arabia] was difficult, there are no easy encounters at the World Cup. Russia are difficult opponents, we know that they… that they are technically a very good side with the ball. The main thing is to do everything right and not to pick up yellow cards,” Godin told journalists via FourFourTwo.In 2015, Godín was named as captain for Uruguay’s defence of the Copa América during the 2015 continental tournament in Chile. He was also picked for the Copa América Centenario squad, heading home from a Carlos Sánchez long cross in the opener against Mexico where both teams ended with ten players (1–3 loss). He won his 100th cap in the following match, a 0–1 defeat to Venezuela at the Lincoln Financial Field.last_img read more

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Thierry Henry linked to Monaco job

first_imgFormer French champions Monaco are considering to bring in Thierry Henry as a manager after making contact with his representatives.Monaco are keen to name the former Barcelona player as the new first-team boss, after their poor start to the campaign under Leonardo Jardim, winning only one game in their first nine.The Monegasque side who won the Ligue 1 back in 2016-17 are currently in 18th place, having lost their last three consecutive league fixtures.Neymar, BrazilTop 5 Ligue 1 players to watch throughout next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Ligue 1 next…Another man linked to the Job is former Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri, who defied to the odds to win the Premier League with Leicester according to Sky Sports.Ranieri is understood to be happy to consider a return to the club he once managed, though it also looking for a potential return to the Premier League.Reports in France had widely linked Henry with a return to his former club but Sky Sports News understands he is not the only candidate Monaco are looking at.last_img read more

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Mark Hughes empathizes with Leicester City

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes sends his condolences to everyone at Leicester City following the tragic death of their club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a tragic helicopter crash last weekend and the football family all around the world has come out in emotional support for the club, including Saints manager Mark Hughes.Hughes told Sky Sports: “It does affect the club and the players themselves, but what you find in football is you have to get on with your football life and your personal life, you have to deal with tragedy and change.“It will take time I am sure, given the circumstances, but everybody will I am sure will heal in their own time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool 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.Mark Hughes was at Chelsea when the club’s vice-chairman Matthew Harding died in a similar helicopter crash in October 1996.“It was really sad times for everyone connected to the club. We’d played a night match in Bolton and were traveling back and heard the tragic news that a big presence at the club had lost his life.” Hughes said, speaking of the crash in 1996.“The club came together as club and a team and you make decisions that you think were right at the time.“We as players just wanted to do well for the memory of Matthew Harding, and that is how we approached it.”last_img read more

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Yorke Man United should give Solskjaer the permanent managers job

first_imgDwight Yorke has backed his former Manchester United team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent managerial vacancy.Since replacing  Jose Mourinho last month at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has enjoyed a perfect start by winning all eight of his games in charge of United as interim coach.The Norwegian could now further bolster his prospects of becoming the permanent United coach by breaking Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola’s record of winning their opening six Premier League games if United defeat Burnley tonight.Despite this, however, former Red Devils star Paul Ince believes the club should go all out for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.But Yorke thinks otherwise and is certain that Solskjaer is the right man for the job.“Is a bigger way winning games, being successful playing attractive football?” Yorke told SportsMax.“The fans have been happy. If he’s doing that. There’s no reason to change it in my opinion. And I think that’s the way to go.“I’m sure everyone who knows Ole like I do, having spent four years with him, I didn’t really see him coming in and in the first place and getting the job, however, the decision was made, you know he’s a close friend. We want to see him do well.“He’s inherited a very good team and he’s been at the club for a very long time, so he understands the way that the club plays and I think that’s all he went in and did, he didn’t have to alter too much.“It’s the same players, give them the way to play forward, play attacking, the Man United brand of football.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool 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.“And I didn’t think he has to tinker too much because at the end of the day it’s the same players.“You’ve got to give him a lot of credit to go through winning eight games back to back. That’s incredible, to be mentioned alongside the greats of Sir Alex [Ferguson] and certainly Sir Matt Busby, it’s just incredible.“It’s fantastic and I think everyone is really delighted how well he has done and how well the team has really responded to his method of being positive and playing on the front foot.”Yorke, who scored 66 goals in 147 appearances for United and won three Premier League titles along with the Champions League, admits he’s been taken aback by Solskjaer’s success.“He’s very unassuming, very shy, only spoke when he’s been spoken to, he never spoke out of time or context,” Yorke added.“He is very dedicated to his sports vision. I could see him involved with the younger kids and really doing well at that level.“I just didn’t see him really going into management because being interactive with people, he’s very nice but you know the interacting and communicating with people wasn’t one of his biggest strengths but he seems to have really taken it on.“We know looking back at Cardiff, not particularly great there, but certainly at United, he feels very comfortable there and had a great rapport there with the fans and a great opportunity to show his managerial skills and he seems to have taken the bull by the horns which is fantastic to see – and I can only wish Ole continued success.“He is a very good friend of mine and I only want him to see him do well, not just for himself, but I want to see the football club and the players do what Man United always does – compete in games and being entertaining, scoring fantastic goals – because when you have the players and the attacking flair that we have in our team there is no reason why we shouldn’t be where we are.“And you know if someone were to point their finger and said, you know Liverpool and City are 17 or 18 points better than us just halfway through the season, that is just a myth. So there was something obviously not particularly right at the football club and Ole’s come in and changed that whole concept and mentality.”last_img read more

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TCI NON PROFITS MUST REGISTER

first_img DR wants consulate office in TCI Related Items:governor peter beckingham, legislation, Non Profit Organizations Regulation, patrick pauline, register Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Nov 2014 – Legislation delayed by one year is now live; the Non Profit Organizations Regulation 2014 has been Gazetted and calls for all not for profit entities to register; which means they now become supervised by the Financial Services Commission. This legislative change was strongly resisted by NPOs, but now the move is forward as the law requires groups like Crime Stoppers, the Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Red Cross, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, the Heart Foundation and others that fall into this category to not only state who they are, name executives, directors or trustees but to report on the monies being made, how they are being made and to show what the funds are being used to do. Greater transparency and accountability some might call it; for the Turks and Caicos as a UK overseas territory it is a part of the mandate to line up with global expectations about financial transactions within the territory. Ironically, as these organizations were seeking to have more time to brace themselves for this added expense and administrative procedure and hoping for the legislation to be tweaked; a Canadian attorney operating in the Turks and Caicos: Patrick Poulin was arrested in an undercover operation by US agents. Poulin and two others were accused of using a non-profit organization in the Turks and Caicos to launder money; $2 million dollars. Poulin, 41, who worked at Bishops here in Provo, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised released in a Virginia courtroom last month, according to records from the US DOJ, aka the Department of Justice. All NPOs in the TCI are required to register, with an exemption going only to groups making less than $10,000 annually, who have less than $20,000 in assets and are with a certificate of exemption. On November 13th HE Peter Beckingham, the Governor signed this revised legislation into law; the three objectives being for non-profits to register, to maintain records and to annually report on finances of up to half a million dollars. There are fines for breaching the ordinance; they range from $30,000 to $50,000. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awardedlast_img read more

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Foreign Affairs investigates labour issue spot checks coming soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 18, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Fred Mitchell has said an investigation has been launched into employers withholding employee passports following a meeting with the National Congress of Trade Unions (NTUC).Mitchell said the NTUC brought to his attention claims made by the International Labour Organization (ILO) that passports and work permits of foreign national workers were being withheld in The Bahamas.  These actions are illegal according to Bahamian law.   These statements were made by Mitchell to the House of Assembly before it was dissolved.   NTUC has been asked by the ILO to investigate the issue.The company in question has been contacted by the ministry and was not found guilty of wrongdoing.  However, Mitchell added that spot checks would soon be coming for employers.  “The Department of Immigration will be doing spot checks throughout the coming days without notice to employers to ensure that all companies meet their obligations and conform with the accepted practice with regard to this.”Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#foreignaffairsinvestigateslabourissue#NationalCongressofTradeUnions Related Items:#foreignaffairsinvestigateslabourissue, #magneticmedianews, #NationalCongressofTradeUnionslast_img read more

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Haitians angered by alleged rape case involving TCIG appointee

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 19, 2017 – Providenciales –  The Haitian Community is enraged over a report they say is true of a rape and it involves a high profile member of TCI professional and civic society.    While Magnetic Media has been unable to get Police to confirm an investigation, we did ascertain that the man has not been charged with a crime but is expected to make some sort of court appearance next month.The woman says she has evidence of the rape including a text message on her cell phone where the accused is said to have threatened her work permit if she resisted advances.   We have reached out to the man, who is still performing his function for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, but there was no reply.An article published to the Haitian community worldwide is calling for an uprising against the alleged treatment of the woman, said to be a caregiver to the accused man’s aging mother. (Adjustments made)#MagneticMediaNews#allegedrapecaseinvolvingTCIGappointee Related Items:#allegedrapecaseinvolvingTCIjudge, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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BAHAMAS United States Charge dAffaires Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Foreign

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 8, 2018 – Nassau – Charge d’Affaires of the United States of America to The Bahamas, Ms. Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield at the headquarters of the Ministry on Monday morning, March 5, 2018.  During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest to The Bahamas and the United States.(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Mariners boss Bolts future not an immediate concern for us

first_imgCentral Coast Mariners boss Mike Mulvey is uninterested in Usain Bolt’s future ahead of their A-League opener against Brisbane RoarBolt recently turned down a two-year contract offer from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain with Mariners on trial.The eight-time Olympic champion has been at Australia for the last two months, but hopes of a permanent deal suffered a blow by the Football Federation Australia (FFA) this week.But Mulvey is now keen to put Bolt’s future aside as he prepares the team for the game at Brisbane.“I’m really not interested in that to tell you the truth,” said Mulvey on Bolt, according to ABC.Perth Glory boss warns squad to not get starstruck by United Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Perth Glory manager Tony Popovic warned his players against getting starstruck ahead of Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United.“I’m interested in the players that I’ve got in my squad who I’m very happy with.“We’ve covered that [the Bolt issue] ad nauseam in the lead up from when he was here to the game last weekend and I’ve said all along the focus is on the team.“I’ve got 23 full-time professional footballers who have [shed] blood, sweat and tears throughout the whole of pre-season.”He added: “It’s well documented that he [Bolt] is great among the guys. Very happy for him last week with the two goals he scored but we move on.”last_img read more

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Report Ibrahimovic close to AC Milan sixmonth loan deal

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly closing in on an AC Milan comeback with a six-month loan deal at the start of the January transfer windowThe Swedish superstar confessed this week that Milan are interested in bringing him back to the San Siro.The move has been endorsed by the likes of former midfielder Demetrio Albertini, who believes signing Ibrahimovic is a no-brainer.Now La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Ibrahimovic’s reunion at Milan is set to go ahead with the option of it becoming a permanent stay in July.Earlier this week, the LA Galaxy striker spoke of Milan’s interest but refused to give away any details on the transfer.“There’s interest, but I’d be fine spending another year in LA. It’s no secret that Milan like me,” Ibrahimovic told Vanity Fair.“I had two wonderful years there and didn’t want to leave, but they “forced” me to go to Paris.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.‘We won things, I ran out top scorer at a great club with a great atmosphere, plus the old guard was still there.“They were an incredible group of players, with whom I was lucky to play and win. And I know what it means to win in Italy. Winning is everything.“I’ve played for the three biggest clubs in Italy: Juventus, Milan and Inter. Milan treated me well: I came from Barcelona, where I’d experienced sadness, but Milan put a smile back on my face. I wanted to repay them.“I won’t say “no” and I won’t say “yes”. We’ll see… [Gennaro] Gattuso was a great player and is a great coach.”Ibrahimovic managed 56 goals and 24 assists in 85 appearances across all competitions for Milan.In his two-year stay, Ibrahimovic won the Serie A and Italian Super Cup titles.last_img read more

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Morgan We lacked cutting edge

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to be more clinical in the final third after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.Leicester City created a lot of chances in their game with Tottenham but failed to convert as Heung-min son and Dele Alli scored to give the visitors all three points, and Morgan hopes they can more clinical in future matches.“We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident,” Morgan told the club’s website.“Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was a testament to how we played in the first half.“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.“Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker.“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”last_img read more

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Report Barcelona and Neymar plot their reunion

first_imgNeymar’s representatives have reportedly met with Barcelona officials to plot a reunion for next summerThe Brazilian forward has been linked with a sensational return to Camp Nou, despite having only left in 2017 for a world record transfer fee of €220m to Paris Saint-Germain.However, Neymar is understood to be unsettled with life at the French capital with reports in Spain suggesting that he’s become “desperate” to rejoin Barcelona.Now Mundo Deportivo reports that Neymar continues to plot his way back to Catalonia by offering himself to Barcelona.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Latest news on Catalunya Ràdio claims that Barcelona’s South American scout André Cury met with Neymar’s entourage over Christmas in Brazil to discuss his possible return.Aside from that, the report adds that Cury was also seen with the renown football agent Pini Zahavi – who was the man who brokered Neymar’s record transfer to PSG in the first place.Álvaro Costa, a close friend of Neymar’s, was also present at the meeting as they begun to discuss a strategy for the 26-year-old’s return to Barcelona.Neymar scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, where he won two La Liga titles along with three Copa del Reys and the Champions League in 2015.last_img read more

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Thorgan Hazard refuses to rule out summer move

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard confirmed that he will not be leaving during this month’s transfer window, but refused to rule anything out this summerSince arriving Gladbach in 2014 from Chelsea, Hazard’s strong displays in the Bundesliga have made him one of most wanted players in Europe.The Belgium international has managed nine goals and six assists in 17 league games this season and is contracted at Gladbach until June 2020.But reports have recently linked Hazard with a return to the Premier League by joining Liverpool, while AS Roma and Atletico Madrid are also understood to be interested.The 25-year-old, however, insists he will not be going anywhere this month after holding talks with Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Max Eberl and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful,” Hazard told the club website.“Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here.“I am not considering a transfer right now. I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season.“I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled. Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.Gladbach will take on Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena for their first game back from the winter break on January 19.last_img read more

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US Brazil Partner on Statement on Innovation in Plant Biotechnology

first_imgASA welcomed a joint statement from the U.S. and five like-minded nations this week expressing those governments’ mutual desire to pursue innovation in plant biotechnology.Among other commitments, the statement shows an effort by the nations to “endeavor to work together to promote synchronization of [biotechnology trait] authorizations by regulatory authorities, in particular for food, feed and processing purposes.”Joining the U.S. on the statement are the governments of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Paraguay, which combine to account for more than 86 percent of global soybean production.last_img read more

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WISHH Executive Director Travels to Afghanistan

first_imgJim Hershey at the OCGAA Oilseed Conference, where he presented ASA’s role to the U.S. soybean industry. (ASA/WISHH photo)Jim Hershey, Executive Director of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), traveled to Afghanistan this week for the Oil Crops Growers Association of Afghanistan Oilseed Conference under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Food for Progress Soybeans for Agricultural Renewal in Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI) project. He also presented at the Oilseed Conference, which was attended by Afghan ministry officials, USDA, private companies and NGO’s. During his Afghan visit, Hershey attended the SARAI Partner’s Meeting with Shelter for Life, SALT International, PARSA, USDA and the Afghan Soy Factory (ASF), covering the upcoming harvest and collection process, project sustainability and the development of the 2014 work plan. He also held extensive meetings with the ASA/WISHH Kabul staff and USDA Minister-Counselor Robin Tilsworth and Program Analyst Echo Domingues.last_img read more

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ASA Celebrates Another Successful Soy Social Auction

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates all of the supporters who celebrated the 12th annual Soy Social and Auction at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The auction theme was Rodeo in San Antonio, and it offered a wide variety of items for participants to bid on, including jewelry, electronics, a John Deere Gator and lease hours on a Case IH Steiger Rowtrac and AGCO Gleaner S9 combine and header.“The Soy Social and Auction continues to be one of the highlights of Commodity Classic,” said Willard Jack, ASA Soy Social and Auction committee chair. “The auction offered a wide variety of items for all participants, and we look forward to an even larger event next year. We appreciate the support of all those who were were involved in making this year’s event a success.”ASA thanks our state associations and corporate donors for the items in the live and silent auctions. ASA would also like to recognize the following 2017 Auction sponsors: Syngenta; Winfield United; Renewable Energy Group; Valent; BNSF Railway and Rabo AgriFinance.All proceeds benefit the SoyPAC, ASA’s political action committee that provides the resources to give appropriate support to legislators who champion soybean farmer priorities that protect and increase the opportunities for soybean growers. Any ASA member may make a contribution to SoyPAC. Please click here for more information!last_img read more

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Soy Growers Look to USMCA

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news on Friday that leaders from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada reached a deal which would lift the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, removing a major roadblock to passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.“Soybean farmers welcome the Trump Administration’s decision to reach a deal on tariffs with Mexico and Canada. The positive news was uplifting during this time of volatile export markets, and soy growers are urging continuation of the momentum with the swift passage of the USMCA,” said ASA President and Clinton, Kentucky soybean grower Davie Stephens. “We appreciate the leadership from Capitol Hill and Members of Congress like Senator Chuck Grassley, for vocalizing the barrier these 232 tariffs presented to passage.  As lawmakers turn to completing the task of passing USMCA, we continue to urge them to use their platform to raise the ongoing concerns over the still present China tariffs. ”Under NAFTA, U.S. soy exports to Canada and Mexico were almost $3 billion in 2017, U.S. soy exports to Mexico have grown four-fold under the agreement, making Mexico the number two export market for U.S. soybeans.Soy growers depend on exports, and passage of USMCA is vital to ensuring continued trade with two of U.S. soybeans’ top trading partners.last_img read more

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New ideas sought to keep state moving

first_imgOLYMPIA — Clark County residents are invited to tell state officials about their transportation priorities and how to pay for them.The Washington State Transportation Commission is conducting a statewide survey asking citizens what they think about the transportation system, what their transportation priorities are, and how their needs should be funded. Residents can participate in the survey online at Voice of Washington Survey.Tim Schauer, chairman-elect of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, said it is important for Southwest Washington residents to participate in the survey so they can receive representation at the state level.“Southwest Washington is unique economically and it’s a unique area, so its issues should be included in prioritization and funding,” Schauer said. “We have great state leaders who can express our needs, but it’s no substitute for individuals making a difference.”The findings of the survey will be delivered to state officials making decisions about transportation, including Gov. Chris Gregoire’s Connecting Washington Task Force, of which Schauer is a member. The task force was assembled to develop a transportation revenue package for the 2012 legislative session.The results of the survey will be compiled by mid-October and will be broken down at a state and regional level. The survey is an opportunity for unique regions like Clark County to voice their opinion on transportation needs and funding.last_img read more

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