Thurston EDC Congratulates the 2015 Business Recognition Award Winners

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThurston Economic Development Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Business Recognition Award Winners.Non-Profit Organization of the Year:  South Sound Parent to ParentNew Business of the Year:  Single Handed ConsultingSmall Business of the Year: Welch’s AppliancesCorporate Employer of the Year:  Batdorf & Bronson Coffee RoastersEach year, the EDC spotlights businesses and organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution to the health and vitality of the Thurston County economy. Nominees and finalists were recognized and award winners announced at the 2015 Business Recognition Awards on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia.Finalists in the New Business category included: Single Handed Consulting, Cross Fit Lacey Training Day, and The Lanai Cafe. Small Business finalists were Welch’s Appliances, GHB Insurance, Washington Business Bank, and Derma Medical Spa. Corporate Employer finalists were Capital Medical Center; Storman’s Inc. and Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters. Non-profit of the Year finalists included KAOS Community Radio, Olympia/Thurston Crime Stoppers and South Sound Parent to Parent.To view video stories of the finalists and winners on Thurston EDC’s YouTube Channel, please click here.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2015

first_imgJerry Hollendorfer69719910%$626,688 Tyler Baze21532343215%$1,818,940 Flavien Prat15624291715%$1,448,072 FANS EAGER TO SEE TRIPLE CROWN KING TOMORROWSTREAKING CATCH A FLIGHT SET FOR GRADE I GOLD CUPSAN ONOFRE SEEKS TO MAKE AMENDS IN TRIPLE BENDSTORMY LUCY SHARP FOR RETURN IN ROYAL HEROINE PRIZE EXHIBIT RETURNS HOME FOR GRADE III SENORITA -30- Rafael Bejarano17943313024%$2,015,396 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Eddie Truman2172433%$287,208 Peter Miller8720181123%$791,124 Mike Smith481010621%$793,816 Gary Stevens3183626%$681,118 STREAKING CATCH A FLIGHT SHARP FOR GOLD CUPRising handicap star Catch a Flight will seek his third straight stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles.With speedsters Moreno and Big Cazanova entered, Catch a Flight should have a favorable pace scenario, although Richard Mandella wasn’t about to spill any pre-race strategy.“He can make the pace if need be,” Mandella said of the 5-year-old Argentine-bred horse, winner of nine races from 15 starts. “In Brazil (where he won six of 10), he ran on the lead all the time.“But since he’s been here, I like that he settles and runs like a professional. I think that’s been helping him develop, so we’re anxious and excited to try the Gold Cup.”The second automatic berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is on the line in the Gold Cup, which will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 5 p.m.The Gold Cup is the third of 10 programs in the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Win and You’re In Series,” all leading to the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. Oct. 30-31 on NBC and NBCSN.NBCSN’s coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Saturday features host Laffit Pincay, III; analysts Randy Moss, Hall of Fame jockey and five-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Jerry Bailey; and reporter Nick Luck. Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier serves as handicapper.The Gold Cup is the second of five televised Breeders’ Cup Classic-qualifying races in the series for potential challengers to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The first “Win and You’re In” qualifier of 2015 was Noble Bird, who won the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 15.All fans attending on-track will get an officially licensed “American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion” T-shirt free with paid admission and Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club membership. (Thoroughbreds Club signups will be available free at all T-shirt distribution locations).First post time Saturday and closing day Sunday, June 28, will be 1 p.m.The field for the Gold Cup, race nine of 10: Batti Man, Fernando Perez, 30-1; Hard Aces, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Poshsky, Flavien Prat, 30-1; Motown Men, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Majestic City, C.C. Lopez, 12-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Big Cazanova, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Moreno, Cornelio Velasquez, 7-2; Catch a Flight, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Lideris, Joe Talamo, 50-1; and Finnegans Wake, Mike Smith, 6-1. Edwin Maldonado9510141511%$441,130 FINISH LINES: Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza participated in a golf tournament at Dana Point Friday morning sponsored by New Era Hats and benefiting Victor’s primary charity, City of Hope. Several retired Los Angeles Dodgers players also participated, according to Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach. Espinoza will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight’s Padres-Diamondbacks game at Petco Park in San Diego, marking the fifth time this year he’s made a Major League mound appearance. Previous pitches were done for the Angels, Dodgers, Mets and Yankees . . . One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Henry Moreno was a welcome sight at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning, visiting from a retirement facility for Senior Citizens in Sierra Madre. The 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War had been confined there since suffering a fall a month ago . . . Deepest condolences to Doug O’Neill and his family on the passing from melanoma of his brother, David, 57, in Honolulu. “He was a big part of our success,” said Dennis O’Neill, himself a cancer survivor. “We’re a very tight family. It’s been a rough week.” Yet another O’Neill brother, Danny, died at 38 of melanoma in 1998 . . . O’Neill held a 21-20 lead over runner-up Peter Miller with three racing days remaining in a battle for training honors that could go down to the wire. O’Neill had horses entered in two races today, while Miller had three. Each has horses entered in four races Saturday and Sunday . . . Neil Drysdale seeks his fifth San Juan Capistrano victory when he sends out Going Somewhere in Santa Anita’s closing-day feature at about 1 ¾ miles on turf Sunday. A 6-year-old Brazilian-bred horse, at even-money on the morning line Going Somewhere looks like the lone speed and could lead his six rivals on a merry chase throughout under Mike Smith . . . Bolo, prepping for the $1,250,000 Belmont Derby Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf July 4, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday in 1:12.40 for Carla Gaines . . . Jockey David Flores took off his three mounts Friday to be with his ailing mother in Mexico . . . Charles Whittingham winner Ashleyluvssugar runs in the United Nations at Monmouth July 5, trainer Peter Eurton said. Gary Stevens rides. Fernando Perez13324211218%$919,280 BLOOM, BALTAS EYE UPSET WITH MAJESTIC CITYOwner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable LLC and trainer Richard Baltas are optimistic about Majestic City’s chances in Saturday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita.The 6-year-old City Zip horse is one-for-one under Baltas, who sent him out for a front-running two length victory on a sloppy track in the Lone Star Park Handicap May 25.“Jeff gave me the horse to train and we won first out at Lone star,” said Baltas, enjoying a solid Santa Anita Spring Meet with 17 wins, tying him with Phil D’Amato. “The horse is coming up to the race perfect. He’s got speed, but there’s a lot of speed in the race and he’s going to sit off of it. He’ll be up there close.“Moreno is the horse to beat. He’s the only consistent Grade I horse. Catch a Flight fits well, too, and Finnegans Wake has been running on grass. The others are all taking shots.”Added former jockey Bloom: “He’s never been a mile and a quarter, but he’sone of these horses that just grinds it out. The horse doesn’t have that huge burst of acceleration, but he keeps coming after them, so it will be interesting to see.”HEADLEYS HOPE SAN ONOFRE GOES NUCLEARSan Onofre is nothing if not consistent. The 5-year-old Surf Cat gelding has never been worse than second in eight career starts, winning four, but not since Feb. 20 last year.The speedy California-bred bay seeks his first stakes win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at seven furlongs. Favored in every start but his first, he has finished a gut-wrenching second in his last three races, all stakes, beaten less than a length each time.“I hope our luck changes,” said Karen Headley, who trains the horse bred by her father, trainer Bruce, and owned by her mother, Aase, who campaigns as Matson Racing.“He shouldn’t have gotten beat last time. I’m really proud of how consistent he’s been since bringing him back. He grabbed a quarter after his first race (Dec. 31, 2012) and I didn’t want to get him ready for Del Mar when it still had the Polytrack, so I turned him out in my back yard and let him heal and mature.“I wanted to make sure that when he did come back, he was ready, because this is what we were aiming for. He ran a helluva race last time.”The field for Triple Bend, which goes as race seven: Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; San Onofre, Alex Solis, 3-1; Appealing Tale, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Sahara Sky, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Masochistic, Tyler Baze, 9-5; Wild Dude, Flavien Prat, 9-2; and Holy Lute, Mike Smith, 10-1. Mike Puype66913714%$514,260 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo15124152816%$1,049,948center_img Felipe Valdez99815108%$369,240 Victor Espinoza43117826%$774,014 Martin Garcia52971017%$387,730 Richard Baltas63179527%$893,178 Tiago Pereira761214716%$522,920 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Doug O’Neill10221181221%$953,168 Santiago Gonzalez10711161310%$480,024 Mario Gutierrez56105918%$478,608 STORMY LUCY RETURNS IN GRADE II ROYAL HEROINE             Stormy Lucy makes her first start in 10 months when she runs in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at one mile on turf.Ed Moger Jr. says she’s ready. A longtime presence in California, mainly in the Bay Area, the 59-year trainer said the 6-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare merely needed some R&R after her fourth-place finish in the Grade II Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar last Sept. 1. She won the Grade III Santa Barbara at Santa Anita last April.“She’s a good horse,” Moger said. “She was tired; we had to give her some time off, but she’s training really well.“Right now I’ve got about 50 horses in training. Southern California is a tough circuit, but I do pretty good up north.”The field for the Royal Heroine: Blingismything, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Stormy Lucy, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Birdlover, Mike Smith, 4-1; Famous Alice, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Fanticola, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Queen of the Sand, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Alexis Tangier, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; and One More, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1.Supplemental nominee Mangita was scratched.PRIZE EXHIBIT HOPES TO REBOUND IN SENORITAPrize Exhibit ran an even fifth and last throughout in the Penn Oaks at Penn National in Pennsylvania on May 30, disappointing trainer Jim Cassidy, who hopes the English-bred daughter of Showcasing can rebound in Saturday’s Grade III Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.“There was no pace and we got back too far,” Cassidy said of the Grantville (Pa.), gaffe. “She ran pretty good coming to them, but she had too much to do. She’s on the outside Saturday (nine in a field of nine), but she wants to come from out of it anyway.”The field for the Senorita: Rattataptap, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Lutine Belle, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 5-2; Mio Me, Martin Pedroza, 15-1; Screaming Skylar, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Miss Double D’oro, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Avenge, Flavien Prat, 4-1: and Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1. John Sadler7013101219%$843,264 Drayden Van Dyke12416161213%$704,622 Richard Mandella471213426%$892,860 (Current Through Thursday, June 25) Philip D’Amato601710728%$965,550 L.A. ANGELS IMPRESSED WITH AMERICAN PHAROAH American Pharoah has brought racing into the mainstream. Three weeks after hecaptured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, his pictures still appeared in Sports Illustrated’s June 29 editions.Bob Baffert, the most recognizable trainer on the planet with his signature snow white hair, was getting Rock Star treatment in restaurants and fast food joints.And on Saturday, American Pharoah will make an eagerly anticipated public appearance at Santa Anita, his home track, after the seventh race.“There are a lot of fans coming tomorrow,” Baffert said after watching Pharoah gallop at Santa Anita Friday morning. “I went to pick up some dinner last night at an Italian restaurant and there was this older couple there and they were all excited and said they can’t wait to come out tomorrow to see him, so it’s pretty neat.“There were a lot more people watching the Triple Crown than I thought, but you don’t hear about it. I get recognized everywhere I go now, even Chipotle’s.“But I haven’t tried Burger King yet.”A front office entourage from the Los Angeles Angels that also included Angels Vice President of Communications Tim Mead, right-handed pitcher Cam Bedrosian, third baseman Kyle Kubitza and bullpen coach Steve Soliz, visited Pharoah at his barn Friday morning.“It’s pretty cool to get to meet American Pharoah,” Bedrosian said. “How many times do you get the chance to meet the Triple Crown winner? Getting the invitation to come here is pretty incredible. I watched all three races in the Triple Crown. I grew up on a horse farm, so I’ve been around them my whole life you could say, so I like watching racing.“American Pharoah seems huge! He’s a lot bigger than the horses I grew up with. That’s a beautiful horse and they take really good care of him; that you can see.”(Bedrosian, Kubitza, Soliz and company can be found in uniform approximately 40 miles southeast of The Great Race Place at Angel Stadium tonight for a 7:05 p.m. engagement with the Seattle Mariners). Bob Baffert3273622%$349,600last_img read more

Inter Miami changes its shield for the coronavirus

first_imgInter Miami CF, the new franchise of the United States Professional Soccer League (MLS), modified its emblem on its digital platforms to support the recommendations for social distancing due to COVID-19, with the image of two herons whose legs were previously intertwined and now appear separated. The white herons in relief of the Inter Miami shield, representing “freedom and strength”, are now working to shorten the global pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. “The emblem has been altered so that the iconic white herons, which are normally intertwined to represent the unity of our community, are separated from each other,” said a statement from the club sent Monday to Efe.“COVID-19 has paralyzed the entire world and as a result, it is important that we follow the advice and direction of the authorities and participate in the practice of social distancing.“said club vice president of Community Relations Chris Allan.” Inter Miami CF wants to leverage the Club’s reach, the players and their owners to amplify and share this message with everyone who follows us in South Florida and around. of the world, “added the statement. The original shield represents some important symbols of Miami, such as the eclipse, which embodies “the work of the people day and night”, and two herons with intertwined legs, emblem of “freedom, power and patience”, and of an “unbreakable unit”. This was announced by the club owned by former soccer player David Beckham when making his presentation in November 2018. Inter Miami CF debuted on March 1 as a visitor against Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) in California, and he is waiting to play his first game “at home”. This game was due to take place on March 14 against the Los Angeles Galaxy, but the season was suspended due to COVID-19. Last Thursday the MLS announced that it was extending the current suspension of games, with a resumption date scheduled for May 10, a decision that Inter Miami FC said it supports.The club’s first local game will take place at its new 18,000-seat stadium, Inter Miami CF Stadium., located in Fort Lauderdale (about 50 kilometers north of Miami), “at the moment that the authorities indicate that the situation has normalized and the league can resume,” reads the statement on Monday. In addition to altering its emblem to promote social distancing, Inter Miami launched its new mobile application for members, with unique content from its players and coaching staff, which can be downloaded from the team’s website.This app provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look so they can see how the team continues to prepare and how they spend their time waiting for the season to return. Inter Miami CF was officially founded on January 28, 2018 for South Florida fans, with the intention that “the cultural mosaic” of Miami would feel identified.last_img read more

Former Bundesliga player recounts drug problems in song

first_imgThe newspaper T-Online He interviewed him to explain: “I started because it was fun. Soccer is an industry and they just want robots to repeat the same shit over and over again. I was upset. 99% of players who spoke openly were replaced very quickly. There is no money in the world that doesn’t justify being yourself. “When asked if in the lines of his song he was referring to drugs, he said: “It’s basically the way it is understood. Sometimes you lose touch with reality and want to correct it, so it was like a medicine. Then you play and you still have the residual effect of the drugs, but on the other hand, I also mean the fact that he was playing with pain relievers the whole time. When you get injured, they encourage you to start training again earlier than is really good for your body. “ Chinedu Ede (33 years old) is a former soccer player who coincided in the Germany U21 champion of Europe with Neuer, Özil or Hummels, among others. However, he is now retired and dedicated to music, but one of his songs has been controversial, since in the lyrics he drops that he played with drugs. The one who was a player of the Mainz or of Hertha from Berlin released a video clip called ‘Reflection’, from which phrases such as “I hated soccer”.last_img read more

Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Medvedeva had not lost a competition in two years until she was beaten by Zagitova at the European Championships in Moscow. That set the stage for a showdown with a glaring spotlight — as the Russian fans are hoping for a high-profile success at this Olympics where the nation is officially banned because of a doping scandal.The youngsters responded with world records. Yet neither thought they had done their best.“I’m satisfied with my performance today. It was not my best, but it was OK,” said Medvedeva, who held the record for a few minutes with a score of 81.61. “All the battle is still ahead.”A group of Russian fans swayed together in the stands and chanted her name when that number was posted.Three skaters later came her training comrade, who put down a more difficult program, including a triple lutz-triple loop combination that outdid Medvedeva’s flip-toe loop combo.ADVERTISEMENT Osmond, in her best performance of the season, nailed everything with speed and precision to wind up third with 78.87 points. Daleman looked confused and made a gesture with her hands as if to say “What happened?” after going down on the second half of a combination jump. She was seventh Wednesday.“I left nothing out on the table and I’m really glad I could do that,” said Osmond, the 2017 world silver medalist.Italy’s Carolina Kostner, the bronze medalist at Sochi and, at 31 the veteran in this field, struggled and wound up just ahead of Daleman.It was not a strong showing for the Americans, each of whom had a major mistake.Nine days after becoming the first U.S. woman and third overall to land a triple axel in the Olympics, Mirai Nagasu came down on two feet on the jump, then fell to the ice. While the rest of her program was clean, Nagasu’s chances for an individual medal to go with her team bronze were damaged. Nagasu, 24 and the fourth-place finisher at the Vancouver Games, earned 66.93 points, a season’s best, but was ninth.“Sometimes it isn’t the right day, and today was one of those days,” Nagasu said. “This isn’t a sport where mistakes are forgiven. You only get one shot.”U.S. champion Bradie Tennell went first among the 30 skaters, hardly an advantageous position. She led for 2 hours, 40 minutes until the upper echelon began skating and Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto passed Tennell. A fall on the back end of a combination jump — Tennell had been virtually perfect with her jumps in her breakthrough season — was costly.“It was definitely unexpected. I don’t remember the last time I made a mistake in my short program, especially on the jumps,” Tennell said. “But things happen. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. You just have to get up a keep going. I’m definitely a fighter. I do not give up.”Tennell ended up 11th, one spot behind Karen Chen, the 2017 American champ. Chen put a hand down on her triple lutz and couldn’t finish a combination jump.“I’ve been nailing that every day in practice and I expected myself to, and to not be able to do that was a huge disappointment,” she said. “For sure, I was a little flustered after that. But I sold my program the best I could, got the most points I could and I’m proud of that.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ UAAP volleyball: Ateneo still on a roll, survives Adamson in 5 sets Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva will almost certainly take gold in one of the Winter Games marquee events after they went 1-2 in the women’s short program Wednesday with the highest scores ever. The 15-year-old Zagitova and the 18-year-old Medvedva train with the same coach, hang out together and set world records just minutes apart.With a dominating lead over the field, their friendly competition is the main drama left when the women compete in the free skate Friday. With all of Russia waiting for the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics, you’d think their relationship could become frayed, but only on the ice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We can talk about anything to each other,” the 18-year-old Medvedeva said, “and when we take the ice it’s sport and we must fight. Every competition I feel like (is) a little war.”Added Zagitova, 15: “We are friends first and rivals second, because you have to have competitiveness in sport.” LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The United States’ worst top placement in a women’s Olympic event since the games resumed in 1948 after World War II is sixth. Getting that high will be a huge challenge.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In this combination of photos, Russian athletes Alina Zagitova, left, and Evgenia Medvedeva react as their scores are posted following their performance in the women’s short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. They will compete for the gold in the free skate Friday, Feb. 23. (AP Photos/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Friends, rivals, and soon, medalists.The only question is: Which Russian teen figure skating star will end the nation’s gold medal drought?ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So, another world record, 82.92.And again the Russian fans rocked back and forth, this time chanting Zagitova’s name.“Well done to her,” Medvedeva said. “She did everything she could.”Not exactly, Zagitova said.“A few imperfections,” she explained.Oh really?“I’m happy I was able to cope with my nerves and skate well, set a world record,” she added, “but I’ve still got something to work towards and I can’t afford to relax.”Medvedeva had set the previous record for a short program in the team event last week, when her team won silver. Zagitova handled the free skate.Russia had never won Olympic gold for women until Adelina Sotnikova took home the medal in Sochi. The nation could have two straight after the free skate.Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman, second and third respectively at last year’s worlds, had varying success. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View commentslast_img read more

Body of missing miner pulled from Cuyuni River

first_imgThe body of 28-year-old Yannick Janniere, also called “Kayzim” of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, was on Friday morning pulled from the Pepper Hill River Mouth, Cuyuni River.The discovery was made two days after Janniere disappeared while attempting to swim towards a drifting boat to save himself.It was reported that Janniere and several other workers were loading a dredge and other equipment belonging to their employer onto a pontoon for transportation to another area.However, as the men were finished loading the equipment onto the pontoon and were ready to journey to the other location, the boat that was attached to the pontoon unloosened and the pontoon began to drift downstream.Janniere reportedly jumped from the pontoon into the rough waters of the Cuyuni River and began swimming towards the drifting boat.He swam for about 200 metres before he disappeared under the water. His fellow workers raised an alarm and some even jumped into the river in a bid to rescue him, but he has not since been seen.The incident was reported at Bartica Police Station and an investigation was launched. The man’s body was taken to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary.last_img read more

RCMP seeking public’s assistance in tracking down wanted man

first_imgBabin has 3 outstanding warrants for his arrest in relation to assault, breach of an undertaking, driving while prohibited, and driving while disqualified.Police say he was last known to be in the Chetwynd area in the early morning hours of November 13, 2014.Babin is described as being 5’10 in height; 165 pounds, dark shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and may or may not have a moustache.- Advertisement -Police consider Babin as armed and dangerous and are advising the public not to approach him but immediately call 911.last_img read more

Pogba deletes tweet following Mourinho axe

first_imgUnited announced the decision to move on from Mourinho after the club’s worst start to a season in 28 years was confirmed with defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.Pogba was an unused substitute at Anfield as United were convincingly outplayed.Mourinho has clashed with Pogba this season, announcing in September the 25-year-old had been stripped of the vice-captaincy.Spot on! Plenty of clubs in Europe doing fine without him!! https://t.co/jduiTvsyFJ— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) December 18, 2018The pair were filmed by Sky Sports News having an animated disagreement on the training ground later that month.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pogba deletes cryptic tweet following Mourinho sackingLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 18 – Following Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Manchester United manager on Tuesday morning, Paul Pogba posted a cryptic tweet – but then quickly deleted it.In a photo, the France international playfully stared sideways into the camera, while in the accompanying text he invited his followers to “caption this!” and included the hashtag #heretocreate – the slogan to a marketing campaign by his sponsors, adidas. The social post, which also went up on Instagram, may have been scheduled in advance by Pogba’s PR team.Sky Sports football pundit Gary Neville was not impressed by the tweet and responded later on Tuesday morning.“ Caption This “You do one as well !— Gary Neville (@GNev2) December 18, 2018” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>The former Manchester United defender tweeted: “” Caption This”…. You do one as well!”Fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was in agreement with Neville.He tweeted: “Spot on! Plenty of clubs in Europe doing fine without him!!”Former United defender Patrice Evra was unhappy that Pogba’s fractured relationship with Mourinho continued to grab headlines, even after the latter was sacked.The thing that is annoying me the most right now is why are people so focused on @paulpogba and Jose Mourinho. Let’s focus on rebuilding something solid instead of being in a playground. Doing this is only disrespecting the badge, from now we only need positivity. #ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ClmWqmgf7G— Patrice Evra (@Evra) December 18, 2018last_img read more

Countrywide to aid injured vets at home

first_imgVeterans who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with incapacitating wounds got a $1 million pledge from Calabasas-based Countrywide Financial Corp. on Monday that will help make their homes liveable. The home loan giant’s charitable arm began its outreach to seriously wounded veterans a year ago, donating $140,000 to the Washington, D.C.-based Rebuilding Together. The money enabled the charity to remodel homes of three wounded vets to help them cope with altered mobility, but Countrywide wanted to do more. With Monday’s donation, the company upped the ante considerably. In the next two years, the company hopes both to attract other corporate donations to Rebuilding Together’s “Serving Those Who Serve” initiative and to come to the aid of at least 70 eligible service people. “They have more courage and tenacity than most of us will ever have; we go to bed when we just have a headache,” said Karen Robertson-Fall, vice president of corporate giving for Countrywide. “They really are an inspiration.” The company announced the pledge in Virginia at the home of Jay Briseno, a 22-year-old veteran of the Iraq war. The civil-affairs specialist in the Army Reserve was shot in the neck while serving in Baghdad and now requires nearly constant care. Rebuilding Together used Countrywide’s money to repaint his parents’ basement where Briseno now spends nearly all of his time, install an emergency generator, rebuild the bathroom to make it wheelchair-accessible and construct a screened-in porch to give him a change of scenery. Rebuilding Together, which uses volunteer and paid labor to turn each dollar invested into $4 worth of work, hopes news of Countrywide’s donation will spur additional corporate support and heighten awareness in the veterans community that help is available. Only half a dozen prospective candidates have applied for the program so far. Due to military privacy regulations, Robertson-Fall said the company could not contact injured troops directly. Interested parties can visit ServingThoseWhoServe.com to learn more. “All of us, no matter how we feel about the war, understand that our military men and women coming back need a place to turn after they’ve given these amazing sacrifices,” said Patty Johnson, president of Rebuilding Together. “Each situation is unique. There’s no one-size-fits-all. Every house needs special modifications for the family and the person who’s been injured. The support from Countrywide will make all the difference for these people.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CAPTURED ON FILM! WHY SPORT IS IN DONEGAL’S DNA

first_imgIt’s not often that cricket, women’s golf or women’s running grab the headlines in Donegal.But several Donegal sporting stars basked in a little bit of deserved limelight today.And athletes from Donegal do this every day of the week without many even getting a mention. Ann-Marie McGlynn, the ever-improving Lifford AC athlete, won the Strabane 10k.Meanwhile St. Johnston proved they certainly weren’t going to be stumped when they moved to the top of the Championship Section of the North West Cricket League when they recorded a 54 run victory away to Sion Mills.Across the border in Tyrone Kathleen Mc Gowan and Bridie Faulkner from Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club contested the Lady’s Captain Day competition at Strabane Golf Club in the company of Redcastle Golf Club’s Mary Mc ArthurAnd who said sport isn’t part of our DNA in Donegal. Many thanks to photographer Gary Foy for capturing all three moments!Jubilation in the St. Johnston camp as the Sion Mills wickets kept falling. Pic.: Gary FoyAnn-Marie Mc Glynn of Liford AC on her way to victory in today’s 10K road race in Strabane. Pic.: Gary Foy Kathleeen Mc Gowan, Bridie Faulkner and Mary Mc Arthur. Pic.: Gary FoyCAPTURED ON FILM! WHY SPORT IS IN DONEGAL’S DNA was last modified: July 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalSportlast_img read more