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Guardiola insisted that the whole team still believe

first_imgPep Guardiola hasn’t lost his hopes ahead of his side’s clash against Liverpool despite losing the first game 3-0 away from home – but he insisted that the whole team believe that they still can turn it around and advance.The Spaniard claimed that this quarterfinal is still far from being over and his Manchester City will do anything they could to erase the heavy defeat from the first match and get through.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Independent:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We saw at the Masters sometimes you can make a bogey, sometimes a birdie. If you think about the bogey you make another one. It’s better to think about what you have to do, to analyse Liverpool, enjoy the game, attack because we need to score goals. We’ll try to score the first one and afterwards, we will see.”“One thing I’m completely sure we have is a character. We cannot do what we have done without character. In the league with these weather conditions, the number of games, every three days. We don’t solve the problem just because we are Manchester City. I assure you there is no one there on this team who doesn’t think we can do it because we have done it many times.”last_img read more

Fabian Ruiz Napoli lacked the finishing touches

first_imgSpanish Midfielder Fabian Ruiz felt Napoli were not clinical enough in their 0-0 with Red Star Belgrade.The Spaniard made his competitive debut for his new club in their Champions League opener at the Marakana.“We knew it was a very difficult game, but we gave it our all and dominated possession with several great chances, but were a little unlucky in front of goal,” he told Sky Sports Italia.“I think the team is growing, we are gelling, and it’s only by working that we can find that synchronicity.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Napoli will welcome group leaders Liverpool who beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in their next encounter in Italy.The last time both sides met in a pre-season friendly Liverpool pummelled Napoli 5-0.“Liverpool have started strong, and they reached the Champions League Final last season, but we believe that we can go through and we’ll have an important push from our fans at the Stadio San Paolo in the next game.”last_img read more

Chelsea fans singing for HudsonOdoi to stay

first_imgChelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed the club is not willing to sell Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi but conceded he could offer no guarantees.Hudson-Odoi, 18, was on the scorer’s sheet in the Blues’ 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday despite handing in a transfer request.Bayern have reportedly increased the bid believed to be in the region of €35million but Hudson-Odoi played down the speculation, saying: “I’ll just keep working hard and you never know what happens”.During the win over Wednesday, Chelsea fans were heard chanting for Hudson-Odoi to stay, a sentiment shared by Zola.“We want him to stay as well, we were singing for him to stay,” Zola told a news conference via FourFourTwo. “I don’t know, we want him to stay. He has a contract, we are training.“We believe in what he can do for this team. I don’t think there are many 18-year-old players around Europe that are playing as much as him in a big team.Christensen’s ball 🎯Hudson-Odoi’s touch 👏And then his turn 🤯What a beautiful goal 🙌pic.twitter.com/hEtx7quptPWolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.— Chelsea FC News (@Chelsea_FL) January 27, 2019“If you look at Juventus, all the big teams, they don’t have many 18-year-old players playing like we do. That shows that we believe in him, we think he can be an important player for us, so we will see what happens.“We can do as much as we can do. From our point of view, he has a lot of strong players next to him. But we still find the space for him to play. I want to stress, if you look at the big clubs in Europe there aren’t many 18-year-olds playing as much he plays. It means we have trust. And so we are showing this.”Asked if he could guarantee that Hudson-Odoi would remain at the club, Zola replied: “No, look I am not the club, I work for the club. I can do as much as I can, but then these are decisions that don’t belong for me.“There is certainly a good understanding between the management and the club, but at the end of the day I cannot say more than that.”“Did he look like he didn’t want to play?” Zola said. “Also yesterday in training his attitude was excellent, he really played well. Yesterday in training he scored a fantastic goal. He didn’t show any sign [that he didn’t want to play] so that is why he played.”last_img read more

Turks Caicos LOO on recent Hurricane Relief Contribution from Haitian Government to

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Contrary to what common sense would suggest, TCIG has accepted 630 generators, 1,000 sheets of plywood, 4,500 tarps, 2,000 sheet rocks and 4,000 metal roof sheets from the Haitian Government – In making the donation His Excellency Jacques Adolphe, Haiti’s Consul to the TCI, implied that the supplies were for the benefit of “our compatriots …. who consider this beautiful by nature country their second home.”   This is being received against the threat of TCIG demolishing the shanties in which many Haitian immigrants reside; and an official remittance to Haiti of $3 million dollars a month ($36 million dollars annually) The physical remittances is also considerable .   These sums will increase during the rebuilding stage of the TCI recovery from the recent hurricanes.There is something absurd when the UK (the world’s 5th largest economy) rank the TCI too rich to be an aid recipient, and Haiti (with an economic ranking of 146 out of 157 ) decide to provide relief for the TCI with a GDP per capita of $26,000 (twenty six thousand dollars) compared with its own GDP per capita of  $750.00 (seven hundred and fifty dollars).    At first, this appears counterintuitive but, on examination of the facts it’s a brilliant strategy by Haiti, and one that a naive Turks and Caicos Islands Government have apparently not questioned.First, the threat of demolishing the shanties is an empty one and amounts to political “sabre rattling” on the part of the Government.   The Turks and Caicos Islands is a subscriber to the UN Human Rights Charter, and unlike Haiti it has a long track record of respecting its obligations.  Therefore, any policy to demolish these shanties must rightfully be made in the context of a country housing strategy which must provide for adequate housing for all who have a legal right to reside in the islands.Second, given the dependence of the Haitian economy on receipts from its citizens abroad, it is in Haiti’s best interest to export as many of its people as other countries would accommodate, and therefore she has no interest in stemming the exodus.   As well, it is worth noting the not so subliminal reference by the consul of TCI being a second home, inferring and reinforcing the mindset of the need to repatriate their earnings to their first home.The idea that within days of the worse Atlantic Hurricane on record, Haitians would be fleeing their homeland to impacted countries, reinforces the desperation of life at home.   By making this gift against its own abysmal housing crisis, Haiti is sending a message to those of its citizens who are illegally invading the TCI, that it has made provision to accommodate them here, and TCIG having now accepted their gift, should use it to assist with the construction of a multi-family short-term accommodation facility, as part and parcel of a strategy to replace the shanties with strictly controlled adequate housing, taking into consideration that housing does not necessarily mean property ownership.Conclusion: To continue to receive relief from Haiti is enabling the exodus of Haitians to the TCI.Press Release: Leader of Opposition Related Items:last_img read more

Enterprises bill not scary says Bahamas Finance Minister

first_img Related Items:#Enterprisebill, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 30, 2017 – Nassau – No need to be frightened of the Commercial Enterprises Bill 2017 because any company applying to do business in The Bahamas will have to go through the set procedures before being given a green light to operate.    Both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Financial Services are speaking out after a battering in the media by current and former country leaders on their new legislation. DPM Peter Turnquest said that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but warned against scare tactics  or sensationalizing the proposed law.The Deputy Prime Minister said the country is proposing new industries but all investments will have to go through the Bahamas Investment Authority about what they require to set up shop.   Turnquest said the economy needs for Bahamians to open up to adaptation, not business as usual.  He added in a media report that, “This is not about introducing foreigners to come and take jobs that Bahamians have or Bahamians are qualified to do.   This is about creating new opportunities.  This is about introducing new skills into the country that is designed such that those skills are transferred to Bahamians so that they could take advantage of those opportunities going forward.”#MagneticMediaNews#Enterprisebilllast_img read more

The Bahamas signs the Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Guyana, January 16, 2018 – Georgetown – The Hon. Darren Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, signed the CCREEE Agreement on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas within the margins of the 41st Community Council of Ministers held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday 15 January 2018.The Agreement which was opened for signature at the Thirty Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grenada in July 2017, established the CCREEE which is intended to function as the implementation hub for the CARICOM Energy Policy, as well as the Caribbean Sustainable Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS).The Barbados-based CCREEE, when fully operational, is expected to improve the quantity and quality of programmes and projects in sustainable energy within the Region.   Energy plays a critical part in supporting the sustainable development of Caribbean countries and the CCREEE, an action-oriented institution, will lead to improvements in sustainable energy production, delivery and use, through increased renewable energy applications and energy efficiency measures.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Defence Force Assists in Search and Rescue Operations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 18, 2018 – Mastic Point, Andros – Four military divers and a patrol aircraft from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are assisting local authorities in their search for a Bahamian registered light aircraft that crashed in waters off the east coast of Mastic Point, North Andros yesterday with six persons on board. The Defence Force was informed of the crash by officials from Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos yesterday afternoon.A US Coast Guard conducting a search for the aircraft yesterday afternoon sighted debris and a body in waters off the east coast of Mastic, Point, Andros but was unable to assist further due to severe weather conditions.  The Defence Force deployed its aircraft earlier this morning along with four military divers to assist local authorities in finding the aircraft and its passengers.The Defence Force is also searching for Mr Samuel Moss from Nassau.  Mr. Moss, who was reported missing since 15th January 2018, had departed Bimini for New Providence in a white 21 foot single engine Angler small craft on Monday15th January 2018.   Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mr. Moss is asked to inform local Police or the Defence Force’s Operations Center at 362 3814/5.The Royal Bahama Defence Force continues to protect the territorial waters of The Bahamas and “Guard our Heritage”.Press Release: RBDF (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

TT Spotlight on energy Our oil Our gas Our future

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TrinidadandTobago, March 14, 2018 – The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries will be hosting ‘Spotlight on Energy: Our Oil, Our Gas, Our Future’ at the Port of Spain Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency on Wednesday 14″‘ March,2018.The broadcast of the event commences at 9:00 am and will end at 2:30 pm.Spotlight on Energy will be a forum for open and frank discussions on the Energy Industry in Trinidad and Tobago and its current and future impact on our lives. This event will be broadcasted live on CTV, TV6, CNC3,i95.5 fm and Talk city 91.1fm.Presentations will be made by the Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Senator the   Honourable Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Selwyn Lashley, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, Vishnu Dhanpaul -Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Anthony Pauland representatives of Poten and Partners.The presentations will be followed by a dynamic panel discussion on comprising Minister Khan, a representative of Poten and Partners – the International consultancy firm that prepared the Natural Gas Master Plan, energy experts Gregory McGuire and Anthony Paul, Chairman Local Content Committee.This feature will highlight the prospects for the energy sector and the significant role it will continue to   play in the economy.Release: news.gov.tt Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Jamie Vardy out with a groin injury

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has revealed that striker Jamie Vardy is sidelined with a groin injury and will miss their game against Tottenham on Saturday.Vardy missed Leicester City’s 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Wednesday due to the groin injury, and Puel has now confirmed that the 31-year-old will not be available for selection on Saturday when they host Tottenham Hotspur.“Jamie won’t be available. We will protect him, he has a little pain and I hope he can recover after 10 days,” Puel told Sky Sports.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…“If we push him perhaps it will be a big injury and I want to protect him.“I hope we can have Jamie for Crystal Palace, but I am not sure. We will see if he will improve his feeling and see when we can use him.“It’s just something about the pain and we needed to be careful. We have to respect the rest so he can come back into the squad.”last_img read more

San Diego County Labor Day DUI arrests up from 2017

Wrong way crash kills one person in Downtown

first_img January 13, 2019 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) – One person was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in downtown San Diego this afternoon, a fire official said.California Highway Patrol dispatchers were first alerted to the crash at 4:06 p.m. on southbound I-5 just before state Route 163.A black sedan and a white minivan reportedly hit each other head-on. The collision left the driver of one car dead, and one person was trapped inside the other car, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Rick Ballard said.It wasn’t immediately clear which car was traveling the wrong way. One of the vehicles exploded after the crash, dispatchers were told.Firefighters were blocking three lanes of southbound I-5 near the accident scene, according to the CHP. Posted: January 13, 2019 Updated: 5:50 PM KUSI Newsroom Wrong way crash kills one person in Downtown KUSI Newsroom, SB I-5 at SR-163, three left lanes blocked due to a multi-vehicle traffic collision. #SDCaltransAlert— Caltrans San Diego (@SDCaltrans) January 14, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Farm Bill Inches Forward as Senate Renames Conferees Officially Requests Conference

first_imgSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) earlier this week renamed the Senate’s 12 conferees, and officially requested a conference to iron out differences between the versions of farm and nutrition legislation passed by both chambers.Representing the Senate in the conference will be Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and fellow Democrats Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Tom Harkin of Iowa, Max Baucus of Montana, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Michael Bennet of Colorado. Republican Senate conferees include Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Republicans Pat Roberts of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, John Boozman of Arkansas and John Hoeven of North Dakota.House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has yet to name conferees from his chamber, and it remains to be seen if the Speaker will name conferees representing the House Agriculture Committee, or if the contingent will come from the House as a whole. It also is unclear whether House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), a leader in the House’s effort to split the legislation into standalone farm and food components, will be among the House conferees. Given the ongoing shutdown of the federal government, however, there are questions over what priority the farm bill will take on Congress’ to-do list.As always, ASA will keep members updated on the progress of the farm bill as it moves forward.last_img read more

FMC joins ASA in Supporting Grower Events to Engage Members in Policy

first_imgFMC representatives Mike Harper and Jennifer Horning speak at a grower meeting organized by the Iowa Soybean Association this summer in Wilton, Iowa. The meetings allow the Iowa Soybean Association to update growers on important policy issues and also provide a forum for growers to express their concerns about key issues that impact their operations.The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates the generous support provided by FMC over the past few years to help several state associations hold successful meetings to engage members in discussions on key policy and industry issues. The meetings can also provide an opportunity to help non-members become more aware of the association’s work and the value in joining their state soybean association. Recent events organized by the Illinois Soybean Association, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Iowa Soybean Association, and Missouri Soybean Association attracted hundreds of farmers to key farm show gatherings and meetings throughout these states. Farmers had the opportunity to hear from policy experts and congressional leaders on issues that directly impact their operations. Additional ASA Affiliated State Soybean Associations who have benefited from FMC’s support for these types of activities in the past include Ohio, Kentucky, Nebraska and South Dakota.last_img read more

Violent crime up in county for second year

first_imgFor the second year in a row, violent crimes in Vancouver rose slightly to continue bucking a national trend, according to preliminary statistics released late Monday afternoon by the FBI.Property crimes in Vancouver also increased in 2010, due mostly to a 12 percent rise in reported thefts and larcenies.Violent crimes2010: 6712009: 656Property crimes2010: 6,5442009: 5,944Source: FBIAccording to data gathered from more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies, violent crimes in 2010 decreased 5.5 percent in the U.S. while property crimes dropped 2.8 percent.It is the fourth consecutive year of declines in violent crimes in the United States.Vancouver’s total of violent crimes — murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — increased to 671 in 2010, up 15 from the 656 violent crimes reported the previous year. That 2009 total also was higher than the 2008 total of 605 violent crimes. There were no murders in Vancouver in 2010, however, after six murders were committed in 2009.The number of reported rapes dropped to 112 in 2010 from 117 the previous year. Increases were reported in robberies (173, up from 158 robberies in 2009) and in aggravated assaults (386, up from 375 assaults in 2009.)Vancouver’s increase in property crimes also ran counter to downward national trends, with a total of 6,544 burglaries, larcenies-thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arsons: That was an increase of 600 property crimes above the 2009 total of 5,944.last_img read more

Portland man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide

first_imgA Portland man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run in the death of a passenger who fell from his moving convertible on Highway 14.With his court-appointed attorney Susan Stauffer, Russell Amon, 29, appeared before Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis.Trial was set for Nov. 14.Amon is accused of driving his Mercedes convertible recklessly the afternoon of Aug. 20 on Highway 14 east of Washougal. Other drivers told state troopers that they saw Amon speeding, cutting off another car, swerving and spinning out, according to court documents.The fatality occurred near Washougal, when Amon allegedly accelerated to pass another car. One of his passengers, Jose Gonzalez-Ramirez, 34, was sitting on the trunk lid of the car and fell. Amon allegedly sped off before returning to see a group of people starting to surround the victim, according to a probable cause affidavit. Gonzalez-Ramirez apparently tried to wave at the driver but the car sped off again, prosecutors said. Gonzalez-Ramirez died at the scene.The next day, upon the prompting of the second passenger, Amon allegedly turned himself into police.“Amon said that it was an accident, that he was scared and drove off because he was scared,” Deputy Prosecutor Jim David wrote in the affidavit.David, in charging papers, alleged that Amon “drove with disregard for the safety of others,” constituting the vehicular homicide charge.Troopers also alleged that alcohol was a factor.Amon is being held in the Clark County Jail on $100,000 bail.last_img read more

Incumbents dominate school board races

first_imgVancouver school board members Dale Rice and Edri Geiger look to be on the way to new four-year terms in an election night that — with one exception — was incumbent-friendly.• VANCOUVER: With the turnout topping 21,000 votes in Vancouver’s two contested races, Rice outpolled challenger Robert Travis 13,714 to 7,160 to retain the Position 1 spot on Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors. He received 65 percent of the vote.Rice, owner of an investment management company, has been on the board since 1991.Geiger had a much closer challenge in the Position 4 race, outpolling businessman Tom Kemp 10,879 to 10,264 to claim 51.05 percent of the vote. Many more votes will be counted in the days to come.Geiger, a former teacher and educational consultant, joined the Vancouver school board six years ago.• BATTLE GROUND: Two recently minted Battle Ground incumbents had comfortable leads in the school district’s two contested races. In the race for Battle Ground’s District 2 spot, Ken Root claimed 54 percent of the vote — 5,503 to 4,579 — against challenger Amy Wheaton. Root, a West Coast regional sales manager for a company that supplies test and measurement devices for microwaves, was appointed to the school board in April.Mavis Nickels kept her District 2 spot with 62.8 percent of the vote. She had a ballot edge of 6,324 to 3,668 against challenger Chris Webber. Nickels, a former educator, has been a member of the school board since May.last_img read more

Driver flees scene of early morning crash

first_imgThe Washington State Patrol is looking for the driver of a car who fled the scene after a Wednesday morning crash in north Clark County.The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 northbound about three miles south of Woodland. According to a state patrol bulletin, Nadav Zimmerman, 22, of Bellingham was driving a 1991 Subaru Legacy when he was hit from behind by a light-colored passenger car traveling at a “high rate of speed.”Both cars stopped at the scene, but the unknown female driver of the other car got back into her car and drove north on I-5.Zimmerman and his two passengers, Scachar Samina, 22, and Ariana Resnick, 45, were all sent to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with neck and back pain. All three are from Bellingham. Zimmerman and Resnick were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning. Samina was not listed in the hospital records.Their car was totaled.The crash was caused by speeding and inattention, the state patrol said. Charges are pending.last_img read more

Jaime Herrera Beutler statement on her fiscal cliff vote

first_imgJaime Herrera Beutler Statement on the Fiscal Cliff Agreement“I had hoped Congress and the President would produce a solution that protected families and small businesses from higher taxes, overhauled our tax system to make it simpler and fairer, and significantly reduced our $16 trillion national debt. Instead, 2012 came to a frustrating end, and at 12:01am on January 1, the lower tax rates Americans were paying expired.“So we were put in a position where higher taxes hit every working American – an outcome that was absolutely unacceptable to me. Southwest Washington families and individuals cannot afford to send more of their hard-earned money to Washington, DC. The agreement Congress passed was not a long-term solution, and it did not accomplish everything that Southwest Washington deserves. However, the agreement I voted for does protect 99.5% of folks in our region from devastating tax hikes. It also extends tax relief for underwater homeowners and allows residents to deduct their sales tax, and will ensure Medicare patients can keep seeing their doctors. It makes important provisions permanent for Southwest Washington families like the marriage penalty relief and the child deduction tax credit.“Now that the President has achieved his goal to make certain Americans pay higher taxes, I hope he will work with Congress on solutions that actually help our economy and provide more opportunities for hardworking folks. The most urgent action we must take is to tackle the debt that threatens our nation’s future.“This compromise is a first step, and we must take a bigger second step that puts an end to out-of-control federal spending. The compromise keeps the sequester in place, which is a bipartisan agreement to find more than $1 trillion in savings from every level of government. I will fight to make sure we keep this commitment to reducing federal spending, and will seek other ways to further tackle our debt as soon as possible.”last_img read more

State Democrats investigate campaign leader

first_imgSEATTLE — The executive director of the Democrat’s state Senate campaign committee is being investigated after indications that he made improper expenditures using the group’s money, lawmakers said Saturday.In a conference call with reporters, the senators said an investigation was launched this week on how Michael King handled certain campaign expenses.The Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the state senate, hired the Pacifica Law Group to spearhead the probe. They have also been in consultation with the King County’s Prosecutor’s office and the Seattle police department.Pacifica attorney Paul Lawrence says no charges have been filed.An email and phone call to King was not returned Saturday.King has checked into a local area medical facility to seek treatment for personal problems, his attorney Lyle Tenpenny said.“He intends to cooperate with the investigation and looks forward to doing so after receiving this much-needed treatment. This is a very difficult time for him and his family and for now, he must focus on getting well,” Tenpenny said.The alleged improper use of money was revealed after the committee’s staffer in charge of tracking expenses had concerns about excessive reimbursements, such as paying for polling after the November elections last year.The group is chaired by state Sens. David Frockt, Sharon Nelson and Ed Murray — all of Seattle. All talked to reporters on Saturday.“This is a tragedy,” Murray said. “When he was hired before we came on, he was well respected for political skills and well liked.”last_img read more