Olympia Tumwater Foundation Announces $108,000 In Education Awards For 2012

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0The Olympia Tumwater Foundation (OTF) announces the award of $82,000 in scholarships to 20 local high school seniors.  Over its 45-year history, the OTF’s education program has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships to over 500 local students.In addition to traditional scholarships, the Foundation awarded $15,000 in transitional scholarship through South Puget Sound Community College, Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College.  It also assisted early learning programs in area schools with over $11,000 in grants.Dick Seaman, M.D., Foundation scholarship chairman, said “we are pleased to positively impact these outstanding students and help them pursue their educational goals.”About The Olympia Tumwater FoundationThe Olympia Tumwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization that uses its facilities and lands to promote its passion for education.  The Foundation is a major source of scholarships in Thurston County and operates and maintains Tumwater Falls Park and the historic Schmidt House, making them available for public use and enjoyment.  For more information, click here.last_img read more

How Ronaldinho almost went to Manchester United in 2003

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ReutersAdvertisement 6ag3l0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5rkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecnws( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c1Would you ever consider trying this?😱7aqiCan your students do this? 🌚utrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ronaldinho, the Barcelona and AC Milan legend once revealed in an interview that how the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner almost made his way into Sir Alex Ferguson’s United squad, back in the summer of 2003.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ReutersA couple of years ago in an interview, the former Brazillian forward unveiled how me almost made his way to Old Trafford, while he was 23 and with the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain.“I almost went to United. It was a matter of 48 hours, but Sandro Rosell (candidate for president of Barcelona at the time) told me before I received the proposal: ‘If I become president of Barça, will you come?’ I said yes. It was just a matter of detail with United when Rosell called me to say that I would win the election.” he told English magazine FourFourTwo.Advertisement I promised I would play at Barça, and it was a quick negotiation. I told the English that I chose Barça. It was the right choice, Brazilians have always loved Barcelona. We have a story there,” the 2002 World Cup winner added.Red Devils legend Paul Scholes also said that they were very close to land the attacking midfielder, followed by Fergie’s comment on the matter.Advertisement “There was a problem with his brother, who was his agent, but Peter Kenyon, who was chief executive then, didn’t get the job done,” the 77 year old Scotsman said.Ronaldinho’s destination was Camp Nou, where he won two La Liga and a UEFA Champions League in 2006, and later went to AC Milan, winning the Serie A title in 2011. Advertisementlast_img read more

Maxi Gómez, mini Barça – AS.com

first_imgLionel Messi lamenting. Valencia 1-0 Barcelona | Maxi Gomez dropped the ball into the area after several rejections by the defenders, shot wide deflected, but the ball touched Alba and entered his goal. Maxi Gomez was at eleven meters and there was a giant Ter Stegen, who began his recital. Thanks to the German the Blaugrana team did not go to the locker room with the game lost and an irremediable break in Setién’s credit. The Blaugrana goalkeeper again saved his team against a rejection against his own goal from Piqué, then had a sensational double performance in which he also intervened the stick and finally cut another shot from far away from Coquelin. If Ter Stegen had his job out of his ears, Jaume could take a nap in the other goal. Not one Barça player passed near him until minute 42. Before, Messi fired two faults away. One went very high and the other at the hands of the goalkeeper.Given the total disruption, half an hour after the game, Setién decided to change the system he went out to play with and return to the old Valverde system, that was when Barça showed signs of not being dead. The Blaugrana team could go to rest giving thanks to the sky that the game continued 0-0. He had 45 minutes to save another grim afternoon. As soon as the second part began, the game got more uphill to Barcelona with Maxi’s goal against which Ter Stegen could do nothing this time because the ball touched Alba and dislodged him.From there, Barca had no choice but to react, not to be out of pride. Worse could not be played. A disastrous Arthur left his post to Arturo Vidal, who reactivated the culé mood. Valencia 2-0 Barcelona | Perfect diagonal of Ferran Torres that Maxi Gómez received controlled and shot with his right hand to place the ball on the long stick far from the reach of Ter Stegen.Photo:DAILY AS / DAVID GONZALEZ See gallery The best images of the defeat of Barça in Mestalla The Chilean began to connect with Messi, who had two occasions, a very clear one that broke Gabriel Paulista when the Catalans already sang the goal. Vidal was the only offensive argument of a club that had no striker on the bench to threaten a Valencia that was beginning to be scared of the Argentine, as always, the only culé argument.But the desire to go for the game stripped Barça behind and Maxi Gómez received a ball absolutely alone in a backlash and sentenced the game. It could have been worse for Barça, which conceded the third at the exit of a corner, but was canceled due to lack of Busquets. If he had climbed the scoreboard, Barça would have lost the lead without the need for Madrid to play. The first test of Setién ended in tragedy before the party of a Valencia that came from being thrashed by Mallorca a week ago and that did not win a match without Parejo on the grass since 2014 and that erased the Blaugrana team from the field winning only by 2 -0 thanks to the great performance of Ter Stegen. The Setien effect is not noticeable. Barça seems more lost to each game and it is not that it improves, it is that the few things he did well and that earned him to conquer the leadership have been forgotten. Goals1-0, 47 ‘: Sunrise, 2-0, 76 ‘: Maxi Gomez ChangesVidal (55 ‘, Arthur Melo), Rodrigo (58 ‘, Gameiro), Jaume Costa (79 ‘, Maxi Gómez), Rakitic (84 ‘, Frenkie De Jong), Alex Collado (84 ‘, Ansu Fati), Ruben Nephew (89 ‘, Carlos Soler) Setién appeared in Mestalla with the center of the field dreamed for his system: Busquets, De Jong and Arthur and if the idea was to give many passes, the success was resounding. If he was playing soccer, he failed resoundingly. The bland and barren monologue of Barça with the ball could have the objective of wearing out the opponent for, as the coach Blaugrana said in the previous “end up winning the game in the 80th minute”. Nor did it turn out, in 77 it was Valencia who killed the game.Setién’s tactic was a risky bet, especially if in defense you are a drama, as is the case at hand. After nine minutes of sleeping the sheep with the ball and not seeing the rival area or with spyglass, Barça lost a ball and the home team planted in three passes against Ter Stegen. Sergi Roberto collapsed before Gayà and Piqué made him a penalty. Photo:DAILY AS / DAVID GONZALEZ CardsReferee: Jesús Gil ManzanoVAR Referee: Ignacio Iglesias VillanuevaPique (9 ‘, Yellow) Umtiti (42 ‘, Yellow) Busquets (51 ‘, Yellow) Coquelin (53 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

‘Don’t Lose Hope in the Fight against Ebola’

first_imgAs the death rate of the deadly Ebola is increasing in the country, a prominent citizen of Bomi County has called on her kinsmen not to lose hope in the face of the spread of the disease.“Don’t lose hope in the face of this Ebola crisis which is claiming the lives of our people in the country.  What we need to do now as citizens is to follow the Ministry of Health preventive measures and put aside the traditional practices of burying dead bodies,” Cllr.  Frances Johnson Allison, who is also former head of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) advised her people.She made the call over the weekend when she visited the McDonald Street office of the Daily Observer, after she identified with several quarantined family members in the county.   Cllr. Allison is also a senatorial aspirant of Bomi County. She said her donation followed after she learnt that there is growing number of Ebola death cases in her native homeland.“As a prominent citizen of this county, it’s important to identify with my people in this difficult period in the history of the country, we don’t need to sit down and allow government alone to fight the Ebola disease,” she added.As part of her visit in the county, Cllr. Allison also donated several items, including bags of rice, oil, buckets detergent soap, and some sanitary materials to Ebola survivals, marketers, Motorcyclists among others.She put the value of the items to a little over US$500.According to her, if Liberians were to unite themselves and exercise hope, they would shortly defeat the deadly virus from their country.“We can use this crisis to stand and work together for the betterment of our dearly country, Liberia that is bleeding from this ugly disease,” she admonished.“You are aware that we have suffered from the prolonged civil war that has plunged our country into total mess. It is now time for us to hold together to fight and defend it from falling deeply into destruction,” Cllr. Allison further added.Although not a political campaign period for now as election is suspended, Cllr. Allison’s picture was on every package she presented to people of Bomi to get people perhaps remember her when the senatorial election which she intends to contest comes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Avalanche Centre urging snowmobilers to be more careful

first_imgThe Canadian Avalanche Centre and the B-C Coroner’s Service are urging snowmobilers to be more careful in the backcountry after a record number of deaths this winter.Avalanche Centre director Ian Tomm says 23 people have died in avalanches in Western Canada, 17 of them snowmobilers, up from nine sledder deaths in 2002-03.He says some snowmobilers aren’t getting the message about the danger of avalanches, adding that more powerful machines are allowing inexperienced riders to get into extreme terrain, increasing their risk of triggering an avalanche.- Advertisement -Jeff Dolan of the B-C Coroners Service says snowmobilers need to check avalanche forecasts and get the right training before heading out.For more information visit http://www.avalanche.ca/last_img

Smog-riddled L.A. breathes a bit easier

first_imgSouthern California has enacted the strictest air-quality requirements in the nation, including most of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Cars are cleaner. Businesses have new rules to reduce emissions. And there are new standards to clean up diesel engines in trucks on the highway and ships in the port. Nonetheless, the region is still the king of smog, ahead of the San Joaquin Valley, with 67 unhealthy ozone days, and Houston, with 24. The smog season begins May 1 and ends Oct. 31. Advocates for cleaner air said it’s up to each resident to help cut smog. “We can’t say it enough: We’re all responsible for that air we breathe in L.A.,” said Julia Robinson Shimizu, spokeswoman for Breathe California of Los Angeles County. That means each resident can use cleaner cars. Drive less. Take the train or bus. Walk. Burn less energy. And support legislation to help clean the air, she said. “The only way we’re going to solve the traffic and resulting pollution is to implement more mass transit. The Orange Line is fabulous,” said Robinson Shimizu, who lives in the San Fernando Valley. “I have been breathing deeply each day this year, and I am so glad that every year gets a little bit easier.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Breathe deeper – but not too deeply: The nation’s most smog-choked city is poised for its cleanest year on record. Los Angeles, the smoggiest city in the nation for four years running, recorded 78 unhealthy ozone days through Monday, its fewest for a year since 1976. With clean air expected through the end of smog season, Oct. 31, the Southland will likely set a healthy-air record, air regulators said Tuesday. “We are headed in the right direction toward our goal of clean air,” said William A. Burke, governing board chairman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. “The challenge ahead will be to maintain and increase our momentum, especially in cleaning up construction equipment, trucks, trains, ships and the ports.” In 1976, Angelenos breathed amidst more than 200 unhealthy ozone days lasting at least eight hours at an average of 0.08 parts per million, the federal standard. Since then, clean-air laws have cut those numbers more than in half. The last Stage III smog alert was in 1974, when ozone hit 0.51 parts per million. The last Stage I alert was in 2003. The next year, the Southland suffered 88 unhealthy ozone days; then it had 84 days in 2005 and 86 during last year’s record hot summer. Regulators attribute this year’s low to an unseasonably cool summer, with an eight-hour ozone low of 0.137 ppm, the lowest concentration on record. “The air-quality improvement is due to forging ahead on all fronts to reduce pollution,” AQMD spokesman Sam Atwood said. last_img read more

Mira Costa stays in mix

first_imgMira Costa’s Allie Wahba gave her that and then some. Though Tam beat Wahba by three points, the match took its toll on the stamina of Peninsula’s best player and marked the team’s lone singles victory in Thursday’s 10-8 Bay League loss to visiting Mira Costa. Tam led in both of her final two singles sets, but failed to secure a victory in either. She scored the first point in her set with Gibbs before losing, 6-1. She then allowed Mira Costa’s No. 3 Krystal Langley to score the final three points in a 7-5 defeat. “I do think she got worn down by the third set because she’d had two tough matches before,” Peninsula coach Mike Hoeger said. “It’s tough to get points off of any of (the Mira Costa singles players) because they make you work.” Gibbs continued her Bay League dominance by winning her other two sets, 6-0, 6-0, but it was Wahba who officially clinched Mira Costa’s second victory over Peninsula in four years. The victory also keeps Mira Costa (10-3, 2-1) in the hunt for the Bay League title after a 9-9 loss on games to Palos Verdes Tuesday. “We wanted to win really badly today. It’s about time that we’ve beaten them,” Wahba said. “It feels good to win this because we’re basically back in the game to win the (Bay) League.” Peninsula’s hopes for a victory relied heavily on the success of its doubles teams, which held up their end of the bargain, winning seven of nine matches. Jenna Glimp and Hana Chang swept their doubles sets for Peninsula (7-4, 1-1). “We shouldn’t be able to win a match while losing seven of nine in doubles,” Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli said. Natasha Rothwell and Casey Reed scored both of Mira Costa’s doubles points, winning, 6-1, 6-2. Even the pair’s 6-4 loss to Glimp and Chang helped set the tone for Mira Costa, which was competitive in most of its matches, besting Peninsula, 89-67, in games. It was the first time the two have played together since Sept. 17 “Their play helped decide the match. We thought we could get two out of three from them, but they were strong,” Hoeger said. “You always put a lot of pressure on your doubles teams when you want them to take eight of nine. It’s a risk and one that didn’t work this time.” david.saunders@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GIRLS TENNIS: Mustangs rule singles play to earn victory over Peninsula in Bay League clash. By David Saunders STAFF WRITER Peninsula’s Cze-Ja Tam asked to play in the No. 2 singles slot so that she could have a warm-up match before facing Nicole Gibbs. last_img read more

Premier League trio to battle for ‘unsettled’ PSG defender Marquinhos

first_img Brazilian defender Marquinhos reportedly wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain Arsenal have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.The Brazilian reportedly wants to leave the French champions this summer after growing frustrated at a lack of first-team football.Chelsea and Manchester United have already expressed an interest in the 21-year-old, while Real Madrid are monitoring the situation too.However, according to L’Equipe, Arsenal have now joined the battle for Marquinhos.Manager Arsene Wenger is expected to sign a new centre-back this summer as he looks to bolster his defence.Arsenal have been alerted to Marquinhos’ frustration and the club have now added him to their summer list of transfer targets. 1last_img

DDTV: DONEGAL GIRL POWER LIFTS TO A FIRST WIN IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

first_imgDDTV: FROM a taster class at the gym to winning first place in a national competition, Sinead Doherty has ripped into the weightlifting world with a vengeance.The 23-year-old Letterkenny woman travelled to Cork Institute of Technology at the weekend to take part in the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association competition, one of the biggest powerlifting events to be held in Ireland. The former NUI Galway Arts student managed to deadlift 140kg to win her category and lift her first weightlifting trophy.Speaking back at training at FitHub Letterkenny this morning, Sinead said: “I was nervous but I just went for it. One girl lifted 110 and then another lifted 125 so I knew I was just going to go for it.”Amazingly, Sinead’s lift was also a new ‘record’ but at she has only been registered for two months instead of the obligatory three, it could not be recognised.For someone who only started training just more than a year ago, her friends at FitHub gym are over the moon with Sinead’s win. Owner and head coach at Fithub,Neil Barrett, said it was a fantastic achievement.“It’s her moment and we are very proud of her.”Sinead said she has seen an increase in the number of women of all ages who are starting to lift heavy.“You would be amazed at the weights that some young girls can lift. It’s amazing to watch them.“It was my sister who dragged me to my first CrossFit class. It was a taster class and I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t really into anything at the time. I had done some rugby but I wouldn’t have said that I was fit.“But I soon got addicted to it and I looked forward to traveling up from college on Saturdays to train. I never wanted to be skinny. I wanted to be fit. When I started lifting Neil said that I was a natural so it went from there.” Sinead trains three times a week and follows a Paleo diet.“You can make anything Paleo; bread, chocolate anything. I eat dairy as well. It was hard to adjust to some of the tastes at first but then you just get used to it.”Sinead’s next goal is the IDFPA event in Belfast in July.She said: “I’ll just keep training and hopefully after Belfast I’ll be looking forward to the European competition.” DDTV: DONEGAL GIRL POWER LIFTS TO A FIRST WIN IN NATIONAL COMPETITION was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:FitHubletterkennypowerliftingSinead Dohertylast_img read more

‘Maybe he’ll come back’ – Redknapp jokes that Remy could return to QPR

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp has again insisted that the loss of Loic Remy to Chelsea in the days before the transfer deadline has severely affected his team this season.Remy, who was keen to join a top-four club, secured a move to Stamford Bridge after Rangers had been confident he would remain with them.They have since been hugely reliant on top scorer Charlie Austin, while Bobby Zamora’s appearances have been restricted by an ongoing hip condition.“We lost Remy on the deadline and that really cost us. If I’d have had Remy he’d have eight or 10 goals by now,” said Redknapp.And he joked: “Maybe he’ll come back. He’s not getting a game at Chelsea, perhaps they’ll loan him back here.”Redknapp wants to sign at least one forward during the January transfer window, with a number of possible deals currently being considered.“It’s clear where we’re short – we need to have four strikers in the squad,” he said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more