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MLS Week 32: reviews and previews | Graham Parker

Several playoff spots could be clinched this weekend DC United return to league action after Cup glory Vancouver host Portland in Cascadia Cup Well we now know one more of the MLS delegates for next season's Champions League. Seattle Sounders D.C

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Updated 2013-14 NBA Playoff Picture: Thursday, March 27

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How liberal is Portland?

This ain’t ‘Portlandia’ but it sure feels like it, according to a survey highlighting the Rose City’s very lefty political leanings

Everyone knows Portland is more liberal than the rest of the region and the state. People joke that a Republican can’t be elected dog catcher in Portland, and that business support is the kiss of death for any politician in the city.

Conventional wisdom holds that the only conservatives live in far east Portland, and they are vastly outnumbered by everybody else in town.

Guess what? It’s not a myth.

A major statewide poll conducted last year, the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey, shows that most Portlanders are vastly more liberal than people living in the rest of the tri-county region and Oregon. Differences are dramatic on issues ranging from the economy to the environment and the proper size and role of government.

Turns out IFCs Portlandia TV series is more documentary than comedy.

Results from the 2013 Oregon Values & Beliefs Survey have been presented publicly before, including at a Portland City Council work session. But the Portland Tribune asked the Davis Hibbitts & Midghall Research firm to run the numbers again, this time separating Portland from the rest of the region and the state. Those results show just how large the gap has grown between Portland and its suburbs, as well as the rest of the state.

An obvious example from the poll: far more Portlanders describe themselves as liberals on both social and economic issues.

According to the poll, a statistically astonishing 43 percent of city residents consider themselves to be very liberal on social issues, compared to just 11 percent of the rest of the region and 13 percent of the rest of the state. Another 31 percent of Portlanders consider themselves to be somewhat liberal on social issues, compared with 24 percent of the rest of the region and 23 percent of the rest of the state.

In other words, a substantial majority of Portlanders 74 percent consider themselves to be liberal on social issues, compared with 35 percent of the rest of the region and 36 percent of the rest of the state.

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Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem – Boston.com

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2014 Movie Preview: 50 Noteworthy Films (and 10 Potential Bombs)

50 noteworthy films for 2014 Forecasting the year’s best films is no easy task, especially now that more films are released than ever before.

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Residents views sought over area development plan

Residents views sought over area development plan

12:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014 in News By Catherine Bolado, Senior Reporter

RESIDENTS are urged to attend a meeting on a masterplan for development in Weymouth and West Dorset.

Ros Kayes, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman for West Dorset, said a government inspector calling a meeting after questioning data in the draft local plan is highly disturbing news.

Government inspector Paul Crysell has called a meeting with Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset after raising concerns about the document.

The plan, which runs to 2031, identifies where new homes and employment sites can be built, how the environment can be protected and ways for boosting the economy.

The meeting will be at 10am at the West Dorset District Council Offices in South Walks on January 22.

Ros Kayes, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman for West Dorset, said she is worried. She said residents in Dorchester and Bridport could be up in arms at any suggestion of more homes in the plan. She said: This is highly disturbing news. There are two issues here firstly, did West Dorset District Council consult properly?

Many residents think not.

Secondly, if the council has to approve extra housing, when residents already think there is too much, then the plan is in real trouble. This could be where the cracks in the new National Planning Policy Framework really begin to show because as a piece of legislation it was rushed through.

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Monarchs Weekly Report

December 31, 2013 – American Hockey League (AHL) Manchester Monarchs LAST WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

vs. Portland (12/26): Goaltender Louis Domingue stopped 34-of-35 shots to shut down the Manchester Monarchs en route to a 4-1 Portland Pirates VIP Cup victory at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Thursday evening. Left wing Maxim Kitsyn scored the lone goal for the Monarchs. Centers Brendan Shinnimin and Andy Miele joined left wing Lucas Lessio’s two tallies on the scoreboard for the Pirates. Monarchs goaltender J. F. Berube (12-5-2) took his fifth loss of the season stopping 16-of-19 shots. Domingue (3-0-1) earned his third win of the season stopping 34-of-35 shots. Manchester was 0-for-1 on the power play. Portland went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

vs. St. John’s (12/28): Netminder Eddie Pasquale stymied the Manchester Monarchs for 59 minutes of the game as the St. John’s IceCaps took the game, 3-1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday. Left wing Nick Deslauriers scored the lone goal for the Monarchs. Defenseman Will O’Neill, right wing Andrew Gordon, and center Adam Lowry scored for the IceCaps. Monarchs netminder J.F Berube (12-6-2) took his sixth loss of the season making 22 saves on 25 shots. Pasquale (12-9-1) picked up his 12th win of the season, stopping 35-of-36 shots. Manchester was 0-for-2 on the power play. St. John’s went 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

vs. Hartford (12/29): Center Linden Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson each collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs snapped their two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday. Left wing Andy Andreoff, right wing A.J. Gale, and right wing Brandon Kozun lit the lamp for the Monarchs. Right wing Jesper Fast and defenseman Danny Syvret scored for the Wolf Pack. Monarchs goaltender J.F. Berube (13-6-2) earned his 13th win of the season making 25 saves on 27 shots. Wolf Pack netminder Dov Grumet-Morris (3-9-3) took his ninth loss of the season, stopping 6-of-9 shots. Goaltender Jeff Malcolm made 12 saves on 14 shots in relief of Grumet-Morris. Manchester was 1-for-3 on the power play. Hartford went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

MONARCHS NEWS & NOTES

The Manchester Monarchs (22-7-1-4) are ranked first in the Atlantic Division with 49 points. The Providence Bruins (16-10-1-5) sit in second place in the division with 38 points. The St. John’s IceCaps (16-12-1-2) are in third place in the division with 35 points. The Portland Pirates (12-11-1-4) are tied with the Worcester Sharks (13-12-2-1) for fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 29 points, each.

The Monarchs are ranked 27th in the American Hockey League on the power play with 17 goals on 131 attempts. Manchester is ranked 14th in the league on the penalty kill stopping their opponent 128-of-153 times.

Manchester’s undefeated record on Saturdays came to an end with their 3-1 loss to the IceCaps on Saturday. The Monarchs have a record of 11-1-0-1 on Saturdays.

The Monarchs were undefeated on home ice, 6-0-0-0, throughout the month of November, and collected a 9-2-0-1 overall record for the month. Thus far in December, Manchester is 7-4-0-1.

Center Jordan Weal (8-19′) leads the Monarchs with 19 assists and 27 points.

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MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORT – Occupy London

An 8 minute summary video of the day can be found here. Links to the full speeches of each speaker are distributed throughout this article. The demo, on Saturday the 16th of November, outside the BBC house in Portland Place London, was well attended with some 200 people or so showing up.

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MLS Features: Top MLS stories of 2013

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – A lot can happen over the course of a year. At this time in 2012, the Los Angeles Galaxy had just claimed their second straight MLS Cup title and David Beckham called time on a successful five-and- a-half-year stint in the United States to join French side PSG. The end of the Beckham era raised plenty of questions as to how MLS would cope without one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.

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Occupy movement in the United States – Wikipedia, the free …

The Occupy movement began in the United States initially with the Occupy Wall Street protests but spread to many other cities, both in the United States and worldwide. Occupy Ashland included a peaceful protest and demonstration against economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporations[1] and lobbyists on government which has taken place in Ashland, Oregon, United States since 6 October 2011.[2][3] The protests began in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.[4] The protests included an occupation of the downtown Plaza[5] and a daily picket outside the JPMorgan Chase branch in Ashland.[1] The deputy chief of the local police, Corey Falls, has stated that there have been “virtually no problems” with the protests and that the group has been “small and cooperative”, though one arrest was made for “illegally camping in the plaza”.[6] Some have felt that it is possible for the Occupy Ashland group to work together with local Tea Party members, since they both have goals of reducing the power and “stranglehold” that the upper class and the government has on the rest of the population.[7] The protest began on October 6 with a group of 25 protesters handing out pamphlets in front of the city’s Chase Bank.[2][3] Police were called to the scene, but the protesters followed the directions to not clutter the streets and no citations were issues by officers.[3] Gene Pelham, CEO of local Ashland bank Rogue Federal Credit Union, stated that since the start of the protests, the number of new customers accounts for the bank had doubled for the month of October.[1][8] Several members posed a request to local City Council officials at a council meeting, requesting that all of the Council switch their choice of bank away from Bank of America.[9] The 25 bank protesters and more later, numbering around 250, showed up at 3 PM in the public Plaza in Ashland to attend the opening speeches

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