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Youth Vote for the Thurston County Fair Mascot During the Fair

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersEach year the children (up to age 18) get to select the mascot for Thurston County Fair two years out. Using official ballots and a real voting machine gratis of the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, children get to look at the picture and the “plank” for each candidate and then vote. There is a running tally posted each day to keep everyone watching to see who will win!The candidates this year are:Gary GeoduckHenrietta HenDouglas FirMarty MushroomRudy Rabbit was selected by vote at the 2016 Thurston County Fair to be this year’s mascot. Photo courtesy: Thurston County ElectionsTake your children to the voting booth in the Deck Building and help out your candidate! The voting booth is open from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.The 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide has information and details about competing in hundreds of open class and club contests, as well as information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events. Download the complete 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide at:  www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2016 Thurston County Fair activities, contests and games you can also contact the Thurston County Fair Office at 360-786-5453 or visit the Thurston County Fair website.last_img read more

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Read why Sachin Tendulkar is coming out of retirement to bat just one over

first_imgAdvertisement sox5aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8dicWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3mn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 75qzvWould you ever consider trying this?😱thCan your students do this? 🌚8k55foRoller skating! Powered by Firework Master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar is finally coming out of retirement! The legendary Indian batsman is all set to face just a single over from Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry in the Big Appeal charity game scheduled to be hosted at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Sunday. According to a media release by cricket.com.au, Perry and her colleagues will take on a celebrity-laden team in a 10-overs-per-side game, during the innings break of Australian women’s must-win match against England in the ongoing triangular series. Advertisement Picture Credit: BBC SportOn Saturday afternoon, Perry, the 2019 Women’s Cricketer of the Year challenged Sachin through social media via a video saying,“Hey Sachin, it’s awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match,”Advertisement “I know you’re coaching one of the teams but a few of us were sitting around last night chatting and we thought it would be absolutely amazing to see you potentially come out of retirement for one over in the innings break out here at Junction Oval. We thought it would be an awesome way to raise a bit more money for the Bushfire Appeal, which I know you’re already doing so much for.”“If you’re at all up for it, we’d love to have you out here — I know there’d be some girls very keen to field some balls that you hit. So let us know, and thanks again for everything!” she said.Advertisement Meanwhile, Tendulkar, who will coach Ricky Ponting’s side against Adam Gilchrist’s team in the Bushfire Cricket Bash, quickly replied while accepting the challenge,“Sounds great Ellyse, I would love to go out there and bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury).“Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, and to get me out there in the middle” the 46-year-old said.The one-off charity game named as the Bushfire Cricket Bash will see cricketing legends (both male and female) and Australian Football League players Luke Hodge and Nick Riewoldt; take the field for this noble cause.The organizers previously pledged to donate the profit of the game to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. You may also like:Yuvraj Singh issues plea for Australian bushfire crisis; over 480 million animals affectedSachin Tendulkar picks an Australian batsman when asked which current player is most similar to him! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Stephen F. Austin Tabbed to Win Southland in Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll

first_img 1. Stephen F. Austin (23) 287 13. Incarnate Word 30 6. Sam Houston State 184 T10. Nicholls 101 4. Abilene Christian (1) 196 3. New Orleans 204 7. McNeese 172 9. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 115 8. Central Arkansas 136center_img 12. Northwestern State 73 2018-19 Southland Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll School (First-place votes) Total T10. Houston Baptist 101 2. Southeastern Louisiana (2) 243 5. Lamar 186 HOUSTON — Stephen F. Austin is the preseason favorite to win the Southland Conference men’s basketball regular-season championship, according to the league’s 2018-19 men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors. Last year’s co-champion Southeastern Louisiana is tabbed to finish second while New Orleans is picked third in the poll.The announcement was made this morning as Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day commenced at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston. The home of the Houston Rockets is where all 26 head coaches from the league’s men’s and women’s programs are previewing the upcoming season today. Coaches are participating in Q&A sessions, media interviews, social media activities and one-on-one segments. The season is bookended in the Houston area, starting with today’s preview event and ending nearby at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, with the Southland Conference tournament on March 13-17.Social Media Day can be followed on the Southland’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, with a preview show streaming on ESPN3 tonight at 6 p.m. The ESPN3 preview show, available via https://sland.social/ESPN3MD and ESPN apps, will be archived immediately following its initial airing.Kyle Keller’s Lumberjack squad leads all schools with three players on the Southland all-conference preseason first team, including senior guard Shannon Bogues, junior guard/forward Kevon Harris and junior forward TJ Holyfield. The trio helped lead SFA to its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years this past season.Last year’s regular-season co-champion and conference tournament runner-up Southeastern Louisiana received two first-place votes while being chosen to finish second. The Lions senior floor general Marlain Veal headlines the league’s preseason first team after being named Defensive Player of the Year and leading the league in assists (6.1 per game) a season ago. Veal is joined by two fellow starters from a year ago – Moses Greenwood and Keith Charleston. Jay Ladner begins his fifth year at the Southeastern Louisiana helm with five returning letterwinners.New Orleans is slated to finish third after a fifth-place finish in 2017-18. The Privateers, led by eighth-year coach Mark Slessinger, will try to repeat the magic of two years ago when UNO won both the regular-season and conference tournament championships.Abilene Christian, who received one first-place vote, is selected to finish fourth after a 16-16 effort last year. Meanwhile, Lamar and head coach Tic Price are expected to finish fifth.Sam Houston State is predicted to come in sixth, while McNeese and Central Arkansas were picked seventh and eighth, respectively. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is pegged for the ninth spot and Houston Baptist and last year’s co-champion Nicholls tied for the 10th place spot.Northwestern State is predicted to finish 12th followed by Incarnate Word.The preseason poll is voted on by the head coach and sports information director from each Southland school. Each individual ranks the other 12 teams in their predicted order of regular season finish. Ranking one’s own school is not permitted.last_img read more

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Luxury in the goal

first_imgBy contrast, Ter Stegen is registering his worst numbers in the four seasons he has been in the title of Barça. For the first time, the German international league average exceeds the goal conceded per game (1.13, almost double that of its opponent tonight) in the season with its worst percentage of league stops (66%), an index of success less than 70% accumulated of all competitions. He has only kept the goal to zero in ten games (seven in the League). Despite the situation, your recent resume guarantees you as a guarantee insurance. Since he tied the title, he is the second goalkeeper of the five major European leagues that more times (55) has left the goal to zero, behind Oblak (68). From less to more, this Courtois campaign It is offering your best version. At the start of the season everything was Doubts about a goalkeeper who was seven months (14 games) without leaving zero the white goal. In contrast, this season he has achieved it in 14 of 30 games. He has bolted his goal. Only in 72-73 did Madrid have fewer goals conceded in the League after 25 days and walk towards the conquest of first Zamora white since Casillas got it in 2007-08. The Belgian international has 14 goals conceded in 22 league games; an average of 0.64 points per game that represents the best ratio of his career in a regularity tournament (either in LaLiga or in the Premier). His percentage of stops in the league amounts to 75% (the general is 73%) and has gone through streaks of matches touching and even exceeding 90%. The luck of the Classic is in your hands. In his gloves. Of the performance, the inspiration and the reflections of Courtois and Ter Stegen depends on the clashes between Real Madrid and Barca do not mark a historic milestone: Never before has there been two 0-0 in the clashes between the two in the same season.center_img Courtois holds Madrid in droughtCourtois has given Madrid four points by not having fit in four of the six games in which Madrid was left unmarked and left the goal to zero in three other wins by the minimum. Instead, Ter Stegen only maintained his impregnable goal in one of the four League matches in which Barça resisted the opposite goal (precisely the Classic), in addition to the 1-0 against Atlético and Granada.Face to faceCourtois never beat Ter Stegen. The German has three wins and two draws in five games.The Belgian only won one of his 15 games (7 draws and 7 losses) against Barça: the return of the quarterfinals of the Champions League in 2014. He has conceded 26 goals.The German balance against Madrid It is 5 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses and 12 goals received.9 goals Messi is the second greatest executioner of Courtois, just behind Cristiano (10 goals).last_img read more

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Gayle goes to court – Jamaican batting star retains Aussie media lawyer

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Embattled West Indies batting star Chris Gayle plans to sue Fairfax Media for the publication of an article alleging he indecently exposed himself in a Sydney dressing room during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup. The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that the 36-year-old has retained Australian lawyer Mark O’Brien, known as a defamation specialist, to begin action against the media organisation. “Chris Gayle has strongly denied the allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s management was quoted as saying in a statement. “Despite such denials, Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations, which have received widespread republication in media throughout the world. “As a result, Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer, to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.” Fairfax Media is standing by the report while Cricket Australia is said to be investigating the incident. The alleged incident was reported after Gayle came under fire for his controversial interview with Channel TEN reporter Mel McLaughlin, where he appeared to openly flirt with the journalist, during a Big Bash game in Hobart last Monday. Interview “I wanted to come and have an interview with you as well, that’s the reason why I’m here. Just to see your eyes for the first time. It’s nice,” Gayle told McLaughlin following a stroke-filled 41 for Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval. He continued: “So, hopefully, we can win this game and we can have a drink after. Don’t blush, baby.” BBL head Anthony Everard branded Gayle’s comments as “disrespectful and simply inappropriate” while Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland said the Jamaican had been “completely out of line”. Gayle apologised for the incident and was slapped with a $10,000 (US$7,000) fine.last_img read more

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Kiefer channels ‘Elsa’ during rookie initiation

first_imgThe rookie initiation is a usual tradition in sports league.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Verutiao impresses in first start for Arellano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIEScenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ And Ravena can now add Queen Elsa to his growing list of accomplishments.Screengrab from Kiefer Ravena’s Instagram story.In an team-building event, the no. 2 overall pick performed his rendition of Let it Go from the movie Frozen as part of the rookie initiation rites.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 folkAlex Mallari posted a video on his Instagram showing the rookie gamely dancing to Idina Menzel’s Let it Go as the older members of the team peppered Ravena with laughs and cheers.And if Elsa can form ice from her hands, Ravena had to resort to baby powder for his powers. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Screengrab from Kevin Alas’ Instagram story.Kiefer Ravena is a man of many things.He’s a multiple-time gold medalist for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games, Seaba Championship while also becoming a two-time UAAP champion and two-time MVP.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 awardlast_img read more

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‘Fab Four’ fire seven-goal Liverpool into last 16

first_imgGroup E winners Liverpool joined Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in progressing from the group phase, making England the first country to send five teams into the round of 16.It was Liverpool’s second hefty group-stage win after a 7-0 rout of Maribor and erased memories of their previous outing in the competition, when they squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 away to runners-up Sevilla.With Liverpool having plundered 32 goals in their last nine games, few teams will relish the prospect of facing off against Coutinho, Salah, Mane and Firmino in the last 16, the draw for which takes place on Monday.But Klopp will have to do without midfielder Emre Can for the first leg of that tie, after he was booked against Spartak, and victory also came at the cost of an injury to left-back Alberto Moreno.Philipe Coutinho celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Champions League tie while Emre Can looks on. PHOTO/Daily MailA Liverpool team showing five changes from Saturday’s 5-1 romp at Brighton and Hove Albion were 3-0 up inside 18 minutes.Coutinho sparked things off in the fourth minute, the Brazilian rolling a penalty into the bottom-right corner after Georgi Dzhikiya had barged into Salah as they waited for Coutinho’s deep cross to reach them.Liverpool’s second goal, in the 15th minute, was a delight that showcased the ‘Fab Four’ at their clinical best.From Mane’s pass, Salah sent the ball out to Firmino on the right and his selfless square ball allowed Coutinho to tuck away his 50th goal in Liverpool colours.– Milner impact –Spartak’s defending was as desperate as Liverpool’s attacking was dazzling and a clumsy touch by Serdar Tasci opened the door to a third goal.Unable to react quickly enough to Mane’s cross, the German centre-back inadvertently presented the ball on a plate to Firmino, who used the outside of his right foot to steer a shot past Aleksandr Selikhov.Selikhov fielded a deflected shot from Salah, while both Mane and Salah fired shots into the Anfield Road End as the home fans rose from their seats in anticipation of a fourth goal.Sadio Mane celebrates his goal for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow in a UEFA Champions League tie. PHOTO/Daily MailIt was not all plain sailing for Klopp’s men, however.Can picked up a seventh-minute booking that triggered a one-game ban for sliding in on Ze Luis and Moreno hobbled off just before half-time after jarring his knee as he blocked a shot from Roman Zobnin.James Milner took Moreno’s place and made an immediate impact in the second half, swinging over a cross that was brilliantly volleyed home by Mane at the back post.Three minutes later Coutinho added a fifth, charging onto Milner’s pass and dispatching a shot that found its way past Selikhov via a deflection off Salvatore Bocchetti.Mane made it 6-0 with 14 minutes remaining, hooking in a cross from substitute Daniel Sturridge, before Salah completed a resounding win with a sublime turn followed by a right-foot finish into the top-right corner.Everton, who visit Anfield in Sunday’s derby, were left with plenty of food for thought.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohammed Salah, Philipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino celebrate after taking Liverpool to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. PHOTO/DailyMailLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 7- Philippe Coutinho’s first Liverpool hat-trick propelled Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday that swept the Merseyside club into the Champions League last 16.Sadio Mane scored twice and Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both found the net as Liverpool’s ‘Fab Four’ emphatically returned the five-time champions to the knockout rounds after a nine-year absence.last_img read more

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ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSE

first_imgBONUS: WILLIE MCATEERA COUNTY Donegal businessman earned €800,000 a year before the bank he worked for collapsed.Willie McAteer, from Rathmullan, was seen as a great negotiator at Anglo-Irish Bank. At top executive at the bank, he was charged earlier this week with permitting Anglo to give financial assistance to Patricia Quinn, her five adult children and ten senior clients of the bank who became known as the ”Maple ten”, to enable them all to buy shares in the bank.Mr McAteer earned €2.19m during his last three years with the bank, including an €800,000 bonus in 2007, just a year before the bank had to be bailed out by the Government.Mr McAteer stepped down from the Anglo board when the bank was nationalised, and has kept a very low business profile since.He is not listed as a director of any companies and is not thought to have taken up any new role since Anglo.His €1m home in Dublin’s leafy Rathgar has been on the market for some time.Yesterday former Anglo boss Sean Fitzpatrick was also charged with similar offences.ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSE was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSElast_img read more

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STUNNING MARK WALSH GOAL ENSURES ROSSES CS WIN THRILLING CP O’DONNELL MEMORIAL CUP FINAL

first_imgIn a fitting tribute to the late, great CP O’Donnell, a sensational cup final produced a five-goal cracker and the winner came courtesy of a sublime solo-effort from Mark Walsh which clinched  glory for Rosses CS.The first-year competition was named in memory of CP O’Donnell known locally as Paddy Murray. He led many Rosses CS soccer sides to glory over the years including an historic All-Ireland win in 1982.So it was written in the stars that Enda Walsh’s men would come out on top in the first year the competition which was re-named after the much revered and sorely missed Paddy Murray.The game itself was a cracker and Rosses CS flew out of the traps and didn’t let St Eunan’s settle.Michael McFadden pounced on an error by the Eunan’s net minder and fired RCS ahead after fifteen minutes. St Eunan’s responded well and equalised through the lively Dylan Doogan with ten minutes of the second-half remaining.However, RCS would regain the lead again thanks to the brilliant McFadden who showed superb footwork before unleashing a rasping effort that nestled in the bottom corner.Eunan’s refused to lie down and produced a sustained and spirited performance and deserved their equaliser when it came through Doogan again with just FIVE minutes left.However, there would be another late twist, the outstanding Mark Walsh picked up the ball inside his own half and embarked on a mazy solo run.He went past five or six players before slotting home expertly to give RCS the CP O’Donnell cup.The large crown in attendance were absolutely delighted and Paddy Murray would’ve been looking down on Maghery with a big smile on his face. Paddy’s son Mel O’Donnell presented the cup to winning captain Azeem Madden.Well done to both sides for a great final.STUNNING MARK WALSH GOAL ENSURES ROSSES CS WIN THRILLING CP O’DONNELL MEMORIAL CUP FINAL was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 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:CP O’DonnellnewsRosses CSsoccerSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

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MAYOR’S DELIGHT AS DONEGAL OLYMPIANS ARRIVE HOME

first_imgDONEGAL’S Special Olympics heroes arrived back in the county last night – with the praise of mayors and locals ringing in their ears.The county stars bagged no fewer than EIGHT silver medals for their country in what was an incredible achievement at the Athens games.Soccer stars Oliver Boyle,  Hugh Sweeney, Adrian Clarke,  Stephen Nesbitt,  Gareth Egan, Luke Egan and Mario McShane all took silvers. And kayaker Shaun Bradley completed the medal tally with a silver of his own.The team was mobbed by friends and family on their arrival at Dublin Airport yesterday, before travelling to Market Square in Letterkenny for an official reception by Mayor Gerry McMonagle.He told them they had done their county and their country proud.“Every single athlete at the Special Olympics were superb ambassadors for Ireland,” he said. “I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to every one of the Donegal athletes who took part the Games. To come back with 107 medals as a country and to win eight medals for the county is a fantastic achievement, and reflects the commitment and dedication of all those involved.“Our success in the Special Olympics over recent years is something we can be really proud of. All the hard work of the competitors, their families, supporters and organisers has been rewarded.”MAYOR’S DELIGHT AS DONEGAL OLYMPIANS ARRIVE HOME was last modified: July 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegaldonegal special olympics athletesletterkennyMayor Gerry McMonaglelast_img read more

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