The Washington Court of Appeals Division II will hear oral arguments in three cases during a March 1 community visit to Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.The hearings, which are open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Gaiser Hall Student Center.Both sides of each appeals case will be allowed 15 minutes for argument, heard by a panel consisting of Judge Jill Johanson, Judge Brad Maxa and Judge Rich Melnick. The court has authority to overrule, remand, modify or affirm decisions of the trial courts.Audience members will be allowed to ask questions unrelated to the cases after the arguments.The Court of Appeals Division II hears appeals at its courthouse in Tacoma from the superior courts in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston and Pierce counties. However, the court travels to Southwest Washington a couple of times a year so that the public can more easily attend the hearings.“We think it is important for the public to see and understand how the appellate courts work. By hearing arguments in locations other than Tacoma, we provide more of the public easier access to our court,” Melnick said in a press release. “Transparency is increased which in turn improves confidence in the judicial branch.”The panel will hear three cases:• State v. Frame — The state argues that Frame’s petition to restore his right to own or possess firearms should not have been granted by a juvenile court, because he was 33 years old at the time.
Rachel Pinsky can be emailed at email@example.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters recently took over the coffee kiosk on the corner of Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard (formerly Pines Coffee and then Jenna Coffee). Kenny Fletcher, Paper Tiger’s owner, had his eye on that kiosk for five years, since he took over Paper Tiger’s coffee shop just down the street at the corner of Grand and Evergreen boulevards.After the kiosk’s recent vacancy, Fletcher heard rumors that a coffee chain had approached the landlord, so he knew he had to move quickly. “I managed to find out who the landlord was and had a chat with him that day,” Fletcher said. “I signed paperwork the next day. The landlord confirmed that other chains were looking at it and he said he wanted someone local. I told him we’re local — here’s my shop. I pointed right down the street to him.” Getting the dual-sided drive-up ready for business was fairly simple. Inside, Fletcher added a new grinder and espresso machine, and reorganized the shelving. The landlord had just installed an under-the-counter three-door refrigerator. On the outside, Fletcher added a new coat of paint, ordered some Paper Tiger logos and made his own colorful signs — a coffee cup on a bright tiger-orange background.PTCR (as Fletcher likes to call the coffee kiosk because it’s an abbreviated version of his shop) carries a shorter menu because of its limited space. House coffee and espresso drinks (cappuccino, Americano, latte, mocha, macchiato and con panna), chai (spicy and regular), hot cocoa, and soda (Coca-Cola, San Pellegrino, and Italian soda) are available. Four types of tea are offered: green, black, Earl Grey, and berry rooibos.
QUESTION OF THE DAYWe have been a witness to the confrontation between the PIU and the civilians near the Bakoteh Dumpsite. It was not the type of situation one would want to witness in a new Gambia.The state would need to investigate through a Coroner’s inquest how the death of Lamin Krubally occurred at the Nema Kunku Police Station.We have heard it said over and over again that civilians are becoming unruly and they need to be taught a lesson. Any government which abandons the rule of law and democratic methods runs the risk of building a security apparatus that becomes an instrument of coercion instead of an instrument of protection.If the tension of the Bakoteh Dumpsite could be resolved, would it be difficult to consider that a reoccurrence could also be prevented through dialogue with the executive and diligent action taken to address the legitimate concerns of the people of the area including the children at SOS Village?If the site remains unmanaged as it is now the smoke may emerge again to haunt the little children. That would be a big shame. The state needs to look inwards and address civil security relations in a democratic manner.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is pretty confident that his team’s stunning late win against Inter Milan could be a decisive one in the race for the Scudetto, where Napoli are their main competitor.Juve looked almost set for back-to-back league defeats but then it was Juan Cuadrado in the 87th minute and Gonzalo Higuain two minutes later that scored and thus helped Juve move three points forward and four points clear of Napoli.“It was a wonderful evening of football between two teams who needed to win and went all out,” Allegri told SkySports.“We were aggressive and played well throughout the first half, but we fell asleep in the locker room and ended up trailing.”Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Inter played well, but got tired in the end, crumbled physically and we took advantage. It’s another step towards the Scudetto, even if it remains very difficult.”“Nothing is ever certain in football. I knew it would be tough and in the final four rounds there is always more pressure than when you play in September.”“Even a side with great mental strength will have moments where they lose confidence. Fortunately, the lads have found it again and we turned it around.”“It’ll make a big difference in the Scudetto race. It is very difficult to win at San Siro and the lads put in an extraordinary performance. We know that we’ve got to win them all,” Allegri went on to add.
Sevilla’s management is running out of patience with the Italian manager, who could be fired within the next few days.Sevilla’s club directors can’t be satisfied with the team’s recent run of bad results. The Andalusian outfit has not tasted victory since the famous win at Old Trafford. That’s a total of 9 matches without a win in all competitions. The most recent ones are particularly concerning. First, it was last weekend’s 5-0 annihilation in the Copa del Rey final. Then, yesterday Sevilla lost to lowly Levante.Montella doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the situation. He was asked in his Press conference last evening if it might’ve been his last game on the Sevilla bench. This was his response (Football Italia):“That is not a question for me to answer. I am the coach of Sevilla and I do my work with enthusiasm, professionalism and focus.”“I think we can finish the season better than our current form, but the rest is not up to me.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Italian manager has already met with the club leadership to discuss his future. Marca quoted him as saying:“They heard my explanation, how I see the situation, how it could continue and with what objectives,”“I gave my analysis in general of the whole season since I have been here and I told them I believe that we can reach the Europa League.”“I know we played a terrible game in the final, but if we reach the Europa League it isn’t a lost season for me.”Sevilla has already parted ways with sporting director Oscar Arias and many were wondering if Montella could be next. Last night’s match against Levante was seen as his last chance. In all likelihood, it was.
Spain captain Sergio Ramos has now officially released his World Cup song for the summer’s tournamentThe Real Madrid defender collaborated with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco for the song called “‘Otra Estrella en tu Corazon” – which translates to “Another star in your heart”.Ramos has been teasing the song to fans for the past month and he has now released a video on his Instagram page with the lyrics in the song including:“Come on, Spain, raise your voice; scream loudly, shout that goal.“Thinking big we will achieve the best, fighting together, towards the star with honour.Zidane 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.“We have to try. May La Roja shine once more.”The 32-year-old is a big music lover and released his first single called “SR4” a week before last weekend’s Champions League final.Since releasing this single on Friday, the video on his Instagram page has already been viewed over 1.1m times.Ramos’ songs can be found on Spotify and Deezer.
The agent of Yaya Toure has revealed that his client has passed a medical at a London clubThe Ivorian midfielder a free agent after ending his eight-year spell at Manchester City in the summer.Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk has now confirmed that his client has passed a medical at a London club and is “close” to agreeing on a deal.??? Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) August 28, 2018He also confirmed that the 35-year-old will not be joining West Ham United or Crystal Palace.It’s not West Ham, 100%. Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him ? https://t.co/eDGeI0EvFfChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) August 28, 2018This means that Toure will likely be signing for either Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham.“Yaya is fit and desperate to prove he’s still the best central midfielder in the Premier League,” said Seluk on the Independent in May.“Ivory Coast will not be in Russia for the World Cup and next season he will be fit, rested and stronger than ever.“He’s happy to accept a one-year deal to stay in England.“And if his club are not satisfied with his performances, he will pay back half his wages, or the club can cancel his contract immediately, with no compensation.”Toure made 316 appearances at City and helped them to three Premier League titles.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is reportedly considering leaving the club in the winter transfer window following a lack of first-team opportunitiesThe 29-year-old’s current contract is set to expire at the end of next season and, therefore, he is free to begin talks with foreign clubs from January.Metro reports that an offer of a new deal from United does not appear to be imminent.Due to this, Herrera is now considering all of his options.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Although Herrera did have a 12-month extension triggered on his contract last November.The Spaniard arrived at Old Trafford in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao and has recently been linked with a return to his homeland with Barcelona.Herrera has started just one game and made a further substitute appearance for United in their opening four games of the 2018/19 Premier League season.
During his time as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho revealed that a Man United player didn’t like it when he criticized him in public.Jose Mourinho’s ways with his players have always been pretty straight forward, his tactic is to push all the players to a point where they either break or become better footballers.Throughout Jose Mourinho’s career, there have been many players who had very public problems with him and many of them even went to war with the manager.The case of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid comes to mind, but the Portuguese manager became the enemy with many of those players and the whole situation ended in a very similar manner to the one at Manchester United.There is a clear pattern that emerged long ago, but manager Jose Mourinho seems to have understood the problem a little better.In his many revelations during his new job as a pundit for BeIn Sports, Jose Mourinho spoke about a mysterious player from Manchester United who approached him and very politely asked him to critique him in private rather than in front of all the other players.It’s hard to guess who this mysterious player is, but we have out money on either Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, or Luke Shaw.All of these players were publicly criticized by Mourinho, even in front of the cameras.Jose Mourinho on new generation of players. #MourinhoVia @beINSPORTS pic.twitter.com/KzaAQBlYzI— Harry Minhas (@harrym20) January 18, 2019These revelations also brought up a certain learning experience from Mourinho, which he shared during this Saturday’s broadcast for BeIn Sports.“Recently, when I was coaching one player he told me and he was very polite, ‘please when you criticize me can you do it in private’,” he said as quoted by BBC Sport.“I told him why? ‘Because of my stature, in front of the other players when you criticize me I don’t feel comfortable’.”“Nowadays you have to be very smart in the way you read your players, and try to create the best situation.”“With Drogba, he is the kind of player that the more pressure from the manager, the more quality in his performance,” Mourinho added.Mourinho: “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.“There are some players where if you squeeze them they answer in the best way.”“There are other mentalities and personalities and the reaction is not the best. They were brought up in a different way, an easier social life, coming to the top level of football, everything came too easy to them.”“Some of them they don’t react in the same way. Certain moments, some strong public words, some of them have some risk,” he concluded.Jose Mourinho reveals one Man Utd player who did not respond well to criticismhttps://t.co/mILLT0zYDE pic.twitter.com/Z3SrX0wmCl— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 19, 2019After three very difficult experiences in the last three clubs he managed, Jose Mourinho must have learned something along the way and there is a big chance that the last job at Manchester United will help him grow as a professional manager.There is no way that Jose Mourinho will approach to his next job in the same manner ever again, his last experiences at Real Madrid, his second spell at Chelsea and the Red Devils must have been enough for him to learn his lesson.However, if Jose Mourinho still feels that he is the one who is always right about his approach with the players, then he is the one in the wrong here.The man may never reveal who this player was, only he knows who asked him to change his tune and he may take this secret to the grave.It’s a little amusing that the man stated he wouldn’t talk about Manchester United, but he is spilling the beans about pretty much everything little by little.The journalists who are asking him these questions put him on the spot, but he could’ve easily refused to answer and yet he didn’t.Mourinho: “The phrase I kept with me, the biggest one in the Premier League, Sir Alex told – ‘the day a player is more important than the club, goodbye!’ – not anymore. The manager is there to coach them. Not to keep discipline at any cost.” #mufc [beIN] pic.twitter.com/s4GxJkDlqX— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 17, 2019Why do you think Jose Mourinho is revealing more secrets about his time at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIn a phone call to me just moments ago Mr Saunders clarified that his departure from Digicel TCI was his own decision and will not take effect until end of October; that he was NOT fired. His staff was on Friday notified of the move by EJay who says this change will for him usher in a new era in entrepreneurship. He remains a Director and a significant shareholder in both Digicel and WIV. Mr Saunders who is currently out of country promises Magnetic Media an interview upon his return. Related Items:Digicel tci, E Jay Saunders, WIV Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp LIME TCI To Take Government To Court DIGICEL WANTS TO REMAKE YOUR HOME EJay Saunders Says He Is Ok
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 4, 2017 – Nassau – It is unfortunate that Mr. Roberts did not take the time to avail himself of the facts with respect to the non payment of workers. That is, if his true intention was to ensure the well being of those employees.Approximately three hundred and thirty two (332) contract workers from the Ministry of Education were not paid on time, due to the fact that their salaries had been “coded”, as their initial contract period had expired and the necessary adjustment had not been made to the system.The matter has been addressed with the requisite files sent to the respective banks for posting on Friday afternoon. Most if not all of these persons should receive their salaries on Monday, September 4th.Do note that the Ministry of Finance continues to work through a litany of unresolved financial and human resource issues left behind by the former PLP administration so as to ensure that all legitimately engaged persons receive their due compensation. The government will not be distracted by idle and duplicitous voices who – when they had their time – squandered the people’s money, and cared little about the actual well-being of Bahamians.Press Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 12, 2018 – Nassau – A major theme of the Minnis Administration’s newly-designed investment promotion strategy for the country is that The Bahamas is ‘an Archipelago of Possibilities,’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told scores of the country’s key business leaders Thursday.Addressing the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation’s Power Breakfast Thursday at Baha Mar, Prime Minister Minis said the new theme is designed to promote the diversification of investment possibilities in The Bahamas – ranging from tourism, to financial services, to technology, aquaculture, to renewable energy, nanotechnology and other emerging industries.“Our aim is to promote a new Bahamas, open to investment, with joint partnerships with Bahamians and streamlined processes for investors, including potential investors from the Diaspora,” Prime Minister Minnis said. “I am optimistic and confident that greater prosperity is on the way for our Bahamas. Let us work together to make this a dynamic year of growth, investment and opportunity.”Prime Minister Minnis said there is growing confidence in The Bahamas despite the long road and challenges ahead.“There are positive prospects on the horizon. Recovery has begun.”Prime Minister Minnis told the business leaders that his Administration’s emphasis is on a dynamic blend of domestic and foreign investment.“We are determined in our vision to enhance economic opportunities for Bahamian businesses and entrepreneurs, including Bahamians in the Diaspora. We intend to diversify with tourism and across various sectors as suggested in the Commercial Enterprise Act.”Prime Minister Minnis said it is his intention to undertake several investment promotion trips abroad to include Canada, the United States of America, Europe, East Asia and South America in order to boost investment opportunities in The Bahamas and growth in the Bahamian economy.“These travels are designed to attract high-quality investments to our country. We look forward to the participation of the private sector in this initiative,” the Prime Minister added.Prime Minister Minnis said recognizing that economic growth requires improving the ease of doing business, the Administration appointed a committee to make recommendations to improve the ease of doing business in The Bahamas, soon after coming to office on May 10, 2017. The Committee has since completed its assigned task and has made a number of recommendations to the Government, using ten categories established by the World Bank.“These categories and the rankings for The Bahamas can be reviewed at the World Bank’s website,” the Prime Minister added. (The website address is www.worldbank.org)The Prime Minister said there are a number of issues involved in enhancing the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and to move the economy to a more productive and dynamic one. These include streamlining the Business License process and improving the application process for various licenses and permits, including at the paper confirmation and certification levels, which Dr. Minnis says “consumes a significant amount of time and are often an inefficient burden for applicants as well as the government agencies that must sort through the volumes of documents created.”“This process is antiquated,” Prime Minister Minnis said.Prime Minister Minnis said the calculation of Business License Fees and the process of preparing Value Added Tax (VAT) Returns, also need to be addressed.“To streamline the business license process, the Department of Inland Revenue is launching an initiative to make the business license approval process faster and easier by creating a single point for submission of all applications related to the opening of a business,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“This will eliminate the need for visits to multiple agencies and will provide a source of information where all the requirements for opening a business are clearly outlined,” he added.The Department of Inland Revenue is currently conducting a Pilot Programme. The new process is expected to be “rolled out” in the coming weeks.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
The current Southampton manager is happy and hopes to end 2018 with a high note as they take on Manchester CitySouthampton FC will host Manchester City tomorrow afternoon in the last match of 2018 in the English Premier League.And for coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, he is proud of managing Oriol Romeu, who has been playing very good lately.“I think he’s absolutely a fighter,” said Hasenhüttl to the club’s official website.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“He’s a guy who played very well the last two games and I think he deserved to lead this squad on the pitch.”“It wasn’t so easy a game for him, but I know what a fighter I have in his person,” he added.“In terms of his football and mentality he is a good guy, he wins a lot of balls and that is important in my game, so he is an important player for me.”“He is an important player for our team, because he is captain and I think he is a very smart player who knows exactly what we demand of his position, and he showed that he can help us a lot in this position, and I am looking forward to him coming back,” Hasenhüttl concluded.
Robin van Persie praised Feyenoord’s fighting spirit as they produced an excellent display to dispatch fierce rivals Ajax 6-2 in Sunday’s Klassieker.Van Persie bagged a brace in the tie before Tonny Vilhena and Yassin Ayoub wrapped up the 6-2 win in style despite falling 2-1 behind early in the game.The former United forward, though, admitted his teammates were resolute as they went on to end a three-match winless run and score six goals against Ajax for the first time since November 1964.“A bizarre contest,” Van Persie, who urged more consistency from his team-mates, as cited by FourFourTwo“This match had everything. Goals, good football, passion, fight. I am proud of how we always came back.“Everyone fought for it. Our spirit was the deciding factor.Robin van Persie might want to rethink about retiring.He scored twice as Feyenoord thumped Ajax to dent their title hopes.👉 https://t.co/cUEeOa10GJ pic.twitter.com/nEawUIqIOp— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 27, 2019Report: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“When it was at 3-2, I looked around me and I thought ‘this is very beautiful’. That passion and the belief that we would win, I had to absorb that.“I believe in these players. They can play so very well. It should only be more frequent and more constant, that is the aim.”The defeat leaves Ajax five points behind Eredivisie leaders PSV, and coach Erik ten Hag claimed his side cannot currently contemplate the title race unless their defence improves.“I am very grumpy,” he said. “I do not even want to think about the title race for the time being. We first have to turn this around.“We are not disciplined and not consistent enough. We started well, put Feyenoord under very good pressure, came 0-1 and therefore almost 0-2.“We have to realise what has made us great. We have shown good things to the ball, but football is more than just ball possession. We were teased today.”😅 Feyenoord’s first win in this fixture since October 2015💪 Their biggest win over Ajax since 1964😍 Highest scoring Der Klassieker since 1983Wow. 😳 #feyaja pic.twitter.com/DCTdM40JxN— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2019
Missing 90-year-old Rancho Bernardo man returns home safely Updated: 6:01 PM February 11, 2018 , SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police were searching Sunday for a man with Alzheimer’s disease who drove away from his Rancho Bernardo home, before returning in the evening.Terrence McCluer, 90, lefthis residence on Plaza del Curtidor at about 12:45 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.McCluer’s driver’s license has been suspended for more than a year due to his condition, police said. Posted: February 11, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 13, 2018 Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District votes to disband volunteer fire department Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, March 13, 2018 JULIAN (KUSI) — The future of Julian’s Volunteer Fire Department remains unknown.Board members of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District voted Tuesday to accept the conditions of a potential takeover by CalFire.They’re set to hold another vote in April on whether to finalize the decision to disband their current volunteer department.Dozens of residents had hoped to keep the department the way it was.The Julian Fire Department is the last volunteer fire department in the county.
December 11, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Salvation Army Kroc Center asking for nearly 5,000 holiday toy donations Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center announced Tuesday it is in desperate need of nearly 5,000 toy donations for its 17th annual “Toy n Joy Workshops.”Underprivileged families choose holiday gifts for their children from the toys donated for the Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 events.The Kroc Center put out a call for San Diego County residents to donate new, unwrapped toys for the workshops, particularly for children up to 2 years old and for 10- to 12-year-olds.The Salvation Army hopes to provide children with three to four toys each.According to the Salvation Army, county residents can drop off toys in donation bins located around the Kroc Center at 6845 University Ave. Residents can also make monetary donations, with $10 roughly equating to one toy, according to the organization. Posted: December 11, 2018
KUSI Newsroom, 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) – A number of marines from Camp Pendleton returned home after six months in Kuwait.Marine Air Control Squadron 1 returned to the base Monday afternoon. Marines from Camp Pendleton return Posted: April 9, 2019 April 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
ASA leaders met with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and FAS officials on the status of the WISHH SARAI project in Afghanistan and the pending submission of a WISHH proposal for a poultry feeding project in Ghana. ASA President Wade Cowan and Chairman Ray Gaesser, accompanied by CEO Steve Censky and ASA Washington staff, briefed Deputy Secretary Harden on the success of the SARAI project, which will end its four-year effort to expand soybean production and usage in Afghanistan at the end of the year. ASA leaders emphasized the key role WISHH plays in demonstrating U.S. grower support for international agriculture development in poor countries through USDA’s Food for Progress program. In the FAS meeting, ASA was joined by WISHH program coordinator Shannon Ward to discuss the specific accomplishments of the SARAI project and plans for the Ghana proposal. The deadline for submission of proposals for new Food for Progress projects in in mid-January, and awards are expected in the spring.