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  • Tumwater City Council Appoints new Councilmember to Position 1

    first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0After interviewing seven candidates on Saturday, March 31, the Tumwater City Council is pleased to welcome Nicole Hill to the Council. At their Tuesday, April 3rd Council meeting, members of the Tumwater City Council voted to appoint Ms. Hill to Council Position 1, vacated by Ed Stanley upon his passing in February. Nicole’s appointment to the City Council is effective until November 2013 at which time she would be required to run for election.A two-year resident of Tumwater, Nicole received a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Indiana’s Ball State University, and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University in South Carolina. In 2007, Nicole organized and incorporated twenty-six land trust organizations to found the Washington Association of Land Trusts. She is currently the Project Manager for Nisqually Land Trust and owner of Hill Consulting. Among other interests, Nicole’s focus on the Tumwater City Council will include building stronger neighborhoods and increasing community involvement; attracting public and private investment to Tumwater; and attracting compatible economic development.The Mayor and City Council feel that Nicole Hill’s background and experience uniquely qualify her for appointment and will make her an asset to the City Council. Mayor Pete Kmet stated, “I was impressed with the caliber of the applicants to fill the City Council vacancy. On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank those who submitted applications and took part in the interviews. Nicole has a strong background in land use planning, conservation, and real estate that will be a great asset for the Council and the City.”last_img read more

  • Vanderbilt’s Maria Bulanova Captures Bowler of the Month Honors

    first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Vanderbilt junior Maria Bulanova has claimed the season’s Southland Conference’s October Bowler of the Month award, league officials announced Thursday. Southland monthly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.After heading into the 2018 season as a two-time All-American, Bulanova led reigning NCAA champion Vanderbilt to a second-place team finish at the McKendree Hammer Open in Fairview Heights, Ill. Match play spanned from Oct. 26-28.October 2018 Bowler of the Month: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt – Jr. – Moscow, RussiaBulanova placed second individually to find her way onto the all-tournament team with a 219.60 average at the McKendree Hammer Open. The junior was consistently strong with games of 191-224-200-237-246, missing out on the individual title by 33 pins. Bulanova’s performance marks the sixth instance in her collegiate career where she has been named to an all-tournament team.The Moscow, Russia native also shined as the team’s anchor bowler in the Friday and Sunday Baker games. At one point during the first day of Baker play Maria had a strike percentage approaching 60 percent. Vanderbilt went 9-4 for the weekend in a tournament that included the top-three ranked programs in the nation.Southland Bowlers of the Month are voted upon by the league’s sports information directors. Voting for one’s own bowler is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

  • “Zidane was the pure game”

    first_img“It was a wonderful five years. We were able to win more, but from the point of view of the game, the pleasure, the technique … It was pure game. What he did was incredible. It also contributed a lot to both Madrid and the national team, “he concluded. Alessandro del Piero I speak of Zinedine Zidane during an Instagram live: “Zizou, when he arrived, he was a taciturn boy, very humble, but he integrated very well in our group ”.“In Juve it grew a lot, although the quality already had it, but he improved in many aspects as he has recalled on so many occasions, ”said the former player who shared the dressing room and leadership with the Madrid player at Juventus.last_img read more

  • Clippers look to heal with decisions looming about future

    first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Some takeaways from the Clippers’ season:BIG MAN’S FUTURE: DeAndre Jordan has a player option of $24.1 million for next season or he could explore free agency. He and the team have yet to agree on an extension. “I want to be where I’m wanted,” Jordan said. “I want to have a chance to contend. That’s really what I’m looking at.” He averaged 12 points and 15.2 rebounds, but just 0.9 blocks. Jordan has spent his entire 10-year career with the Clippers and he turns 30 in July. “Let’s not write the script yet,” Rivers said of Jordan’s future.DOC’S FUTURE: Rivers is entering the final year of his contract. He could either receive an extension or leave after five years in Los Angeles. He was stripped of his duties as president of basketball operations a year ago, leaving his focus solely on the court. “I love where we’re at as a franchise,” Rivers said. While he has yet to match the success he enjoyed in Boston (two NBA Finals appearances and one title), he pulled off one of his best coaching jobs by keeping the Clippers in contention all season when it would have been easy for them to fold. “I really commend him for sticking with us,” Jordan said. Rivers trusted younger players to produce and swingman Montrezl Harrell blossomed under his tutelage.LOU WILL: Lou Williams led the team with career highs in scoring (22.6 points) and assists (5.3) coming off the bench in his 13th season and first in Los Angeles. His scoring average was the highest of any reserve in the last 25 years. He received a $24 million, three-year deal in February and was a key reason the Clippers remained competitive despite their injuries. “My job this summer is getting myself prepared,” he said. “There’s always room for improvement.”DRAFT PICKS: Besides their own pick, the Clippers will have Detroit’s pick that they received from trading Blake Griffin in January.FREE AGENCY: Besides Jordan, the Clippers could have decisions to make if starting guard Austin Rivers and Teodosic exercise their player options and become free agents. Rivers averaged career highs in points, assists, 3-point percentage and minutes. Bradley will be an unrestricted free agent. However, injuries blunted his impact. Harrell will be a restricted free agent, which allows the Clippers to match any offer he would receive. He was an energetic force off the bench.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES They kept their playoff hopes alive until the final week of the regular season despite the injuries. Eleven players missed a total of 265 games.Coach Doc Rivers started an NBA-leading 37 different lineups because of the injuries. The Clippers were forced to dip into the G League for starters, most notably C.J. Williams (who was signed to a multi-year deal) and Tyrone Wallace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe season began with nine new players on the roster after the offseason departures of Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford.But injuries soon befell the newcomers. Point guard Patrick Beverley was lost for the season after right knee surgery; starter Danilo Gallinari missed 60 games with hand and glute issues; backup guard Milos Teodosic was out 36 games with foot problems; and guard Avery Bradley was out 24 games.center_img Magic fire coach Frank Vogel after 6th straight losing year Los Angeles Clippers sit on the bench during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 115-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Clippers are finally out of their misery, a long season marred by significant injuries coming to an end just short of the playoffs.They finished with a winning record of 42-40, but their streak of consecutive postseason appearances ended at six. They closed out the season Wednesday night with a 115-100 loss to the Lakers, dropping their last four games in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

  • GECOM Chairman not ruling out stepping down

    first_img…as Commissioner Benn calls for GECOM to provide free, fair, transparent, nationally and internationally verifiable democratic elections Since his appointment late last year, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Justice James Patterson has had a turbulent reign. On Friday, he did not rule out resigning and putting an end to it all.During a press conference at GECOM’s Secretariat, the retired Justice complained about the challenges he is facing at the helm of the entity. When asked whether he would rule out resigning as Chairman, Patterson noted that he would not.He spoke of “machinations” within and out OF GECOM, which were affecting his work. While he declined to go into detail about exactly what these machinations were, Patterson also complained about the court cases the secretariat has become embroiled in.“I personally have done all that is humanly possible, to weld the opposing factions together. It seems that things are getting worse. It seems that the understandable use of the legal system has become a tool of disruption.”“I am not saying that people who are aggrieved should not have access to the courts. But I believe at some time, some lawyer, some member of the petition may file an action in the court deeming, if it comes to that, the misuse of the legal system by any particular individual to have transgressed access to the court and deem him such.”The latest legal challenge against GECOM was a case filed to have 50 names removed from nominator lists for Local Government Elections. The applicants claim their names were fraudulently affixed to the lists and they were barred from removing them by Returning Officers.GECOM has also been hauled to court regarding the 2015 General and Regional Elections. Patterson’s appointment itself, which was under a cloud of controversy, was also challenged at the level of the High Court.After rejecting three lists of nominees submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, President David Granger had gone ahead and appointed retired Justice Patterson as Chairman of GECOM. This decision had been, and continues to be, the centre of contention and debate, especially among civil society.In fact, it was as a result of this that People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha approached the High Court to challenge the appointment. But on June 8, 2018, acting Chief Justice Roxane George had ruled that the Constitution of Guyana allowed for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of GECOM chair. As such, Mustapha subsequently filed legal proceedings to appeal the High Court decision.Qualifications trump racePatterson also confronted another controversy – the issue of an alleged ethnic imbalance at GECOM. When asked whether deliberate efforts to achieve racial diversity were being made, Patterson contended that deliberate efforts were being made to get the best people and he has “no apologies” for that.“We’re making deliberate efforts to get the best people on the job. Sometimes that collides with ethnic quantities. For example, like in the interior. You don’t expect to find the same racial mix as the coastland.”“Our (focus) is on getting the best people to do the jobs. Personally, I would make no apologies about that. When we have to make a choice, quality trumps race… I don’t see anything wrong with that. I won’t quarrel with anyone who disagrees. I speak for myself.”PPP Commissioners have raised concerns over the Commission’s hiring practises being skewered towards a particular ethnic group and indeed, have lodged a formal complaint with the Ethnic Relations Commission.In their complaint, they had noted that candidates applying for posts at GECOM were being scored and hired based on their ethnicity and perceived political alignment.last_img read more

  • Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan from Madrid

    first_img“We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish, following their successful spell working together in Madrid.“James is a very versatile player.“He’s a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he’s great from set-pieces.“There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team.”The attacking midfielder has been recruited by the Bavarian giants with a few of their star-studded squad threatening to leave.Brazil forward Douglas Costa is negotiating a transfer with Juventus while winger Serge Gnabry, 21, who has only just signed from Werder Bremen, wants to be loaned out to gain experience.James joined Real in July 2014 for 75m euros from Monaco on the back of his outstanding performances at the Brazil World Cup, where he scored six goals in the finals as Colombia reached the quarter-finals.His best season at Real was in 2014/15, under current Bayern boss Ancelotti, when he scored 17 goals, with 18 assists, in 46 matches.But Rodriguez struggled to break into Real’s star-studded first team under Ancelotti’s replacement Zinedine Zidane.He made just 13 starting appearances last season in the Spanish league with a further nine off the bench.Matters came to a head in April when James expressed his frustration after being replaced in a 4-2 win at Leganes.“I am satisfied with James and find it perfectly normal for him to get upset in such a situation,” said Zidane at the time.The writing was on the wall for the Colombian at the Bernabeu from then on and he expressed his desire to move long before Bayern came calling.He played against his future employers for just seven minutes when Real beat Bayern in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and was left out of the squad which beat Juventus 4-1 in the final.James will get straight down to business at Bayern.He flies with Ancelotti’s squad on their tour of China and Singapore, which leaves on Sunday, and will include stars Thomas Mueller, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.James will be joined by fellow new signing Corentin Tolisso, 22, who has just joined Bayern from French side Lyon for 41.5 million euros ($47.3m).Alongside Tolisso, Gnabry and James, the German champions are set to add two new names to their squad for next season with Germany internationals Niklas Suele and Sebastian Rudy signed from Hoffenheim.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Colombian international James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced © AFP/File / PAU BARRENAMUNICH, Germany, Jul 11 – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

  • Liverpool striker Borini hits back after QPR deal falls through on deadline day

    first_img Fabio Borini in action for Sunderland 1 Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has rubbished suggestions he has wildly unrealistic expectations after turning down two moves during the transfer window.The Italian rejected both Sunderland, with whom he had a successful loan spell last season, earlier in the summer before turning down QPR in the closing hours of the window on Monday.QPR manager Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT the west London side were unable to match the 23-year-old’s wage demands, with reports suggesting he wanted £90,000-a-week.That led to criticism of Borini, who will struggle to find a place on the bench at Anfield – never mind get close to the starting line-up – after manager Brendan Rodgers spent £40million on forwards Mario Balotelli, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert.That sum does not include the £10million invested in Divock Origi, who was immediately loaned back to French club Lille.However, former Chelsea trainee Borini has hit back.“Finally the madness is finished!” he wrote on Twitter.“I protected the MAN and the player that I am today, taking all the responsibility of the situation and for people who didn’t want it.“And I’m VERY happy with myself to have taken such an important decision!”Borini was Rodgers’ first signing at Anfield in the summer of 2012, at a cost of £10.5million, having previously worked with him in Chelsea’s youth team and during a loan spell at Swansea.However, injuries have dogged his time on Merseyside and he scored just two goals in his maiden season before moving to Sunderland for the 2013-14 season, where he became something of a favourite on Wearside.He scored in both games against arch-rivals Newcastle, including a brilliant winner in the Stadium of Light encounter.The Black Cats had a £14million bid accepted by Liverpool in July but Borini rejected a move and, even with his options limited, he refused the escape route offered by QPR.last_img read more

  • Walcott to Barcelona? Arsenal winger shock January target for Catalan giants – reports

    first_img Arsenal forward Theo Walcott Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is a shock target for Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.The England international has been in brilliant form this season and has scored four times for the Gunners already.Walcott is currently sidelined for the Gunners after suffering a calf injury in the League Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, but, according to Mundo Deportivo, the flyer’s prior performances have attracted the interest of the Spanish champions.Barca are on the hunt for a rapid winger when their transfer bid is lifted in the January transfer window after Brazilian star Rafina was ruled out for the rest of the season.And the Catalan club have reportedly set their sights on a move for 26-year-old Walcott as his replacement.Arsenal, though, have no plans to part with Walcott – who only signed a new deal with the club in July – and are expected to reject any forthcoming approaches for the versatile attacker. 1last_img read more

  • Man jailed after punching Garda in mouth during undercover operation

    first_imgA man who punched a Garda in the face during an operation into thefts from cars has been jailed for nine months.Enda McGowan was approached by Gardai as he rummaged through cars in Letterkenny. As Garda Emmet Brady approached McGowan at Orchard Grove on April 16th last year, McGowan lashed out and struck the Garda as he was being pepper-sprayed.McGowan, of Dromore, Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that tempers frayed “He punched Garda Brady in the face and then fled.”He was apprehended nearby.He is already currently serving a prison sentence for previous burglary charges.As well as stealing property form a car at Orchard Grove, McGowan pleaded guilty to stealing two black puddings from the Dry Arch Service Station in Letterkenny on September 4th last year.Judge Paul Kelly sentenced McGowan to a total of nine months in prison on the two theft charges and the assault on Garda Brady.McGowan is currently serving 18 months in prison after repeatedly breaking into the home of a housewife and stealing sums of money from it.He was caught after the woman installed CCTV inside her home and caught McGowan in the act on camera.Man jailed after punching Garda in mouth during undercover operation was last modified: August 7th, 2017 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:burglarydonegalEnda McGowanGardailetterkennylast_img read more


    first_imgDDTV: Joseph Duffy steps back into the cage this weekend, and he’s hoping he gets the same incredible support he got when he made his return to Cage Warriors in August. In the video above Duffy says the support he got on his return was incredible and the support so far has been unbelievable. The Burtonport Bomber was the main attraction at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 70 at the Helix in Dublin and he was hugely impressive.Duffy was composed, clinical and controlled throughout and comfortably defeating the highly-rated French star Damien Lapilus.Roared on by a ferocious support, Duffy made a sensational win in a fight he said he just couldn’t lose.In the video above Duffy talks about how the support drove him on and how he wanted to give the passionate support a KO. Duffy faces Julien Boussuge at CWFC 74 at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park tonight and he’s hoping he can repeat the heroics he performed in August.Duffy’s return to MMA has excited fight fans, he’s only ever lost one bout and that was for a European Title.Duufy is the last man to inflict defeat on UFC stars Norman Parke and Conor McGregor.Duffy famously stopped McGregor after just forty seconds.He’s fully focused on tomorrow night’s fight and we hope the Burtonport man delivers the goods.To watch the video preview simply click play on the video above. BURTONPORT BOMBER JOSEPH DUFFY -“ATMOSPHERE IN THE LAST FIGHT WAS INCREDIBLE, THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE” was last modified: November 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Cage WarriorsHome-page SportJoseph DuffyLondonMMAnewslast_img read more