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  • Introducing the Promising Notes Concert Series

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceThe City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have partnered to produce the Promising Notes Concert Series, a series of videos featuring Thurston County-based musicians playing their own work or their favorite piece.“We’ve been feeling the loss of live music with the close of venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and live music are at the heart of our community and the Promising Notes Concert Series celebrates the richness and wide variety of talent that we have in our community,” said Jamie Brayshaw, co-owner of Octapas Café and one of the project’s organizers.The musicians taking part in the Promising Notes Concert Series represent a wide variety of local talent and series organizers invited them to participate. Each musician created a short music video of their work, the Olympia Downtown Alliance’s marketing partners edited the videos and will push them out this week through social media channels, including Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.WHO: The City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown AllianceWHAT: Promising Notes Concert SeriesWHEN: Now through summerWHERE: and the Promising Notes Concert Series Channel on YouTube here.To learn more about participating in the series, email read more

  • Inaugural pro boxing tournament postponed

    first_imgPresident of Pro Boxing Association, Ben Yawingu, said the tournament has been put off as boxers needed time out with friends and families on the festive season.President Yawingu also confirmed that a good number of participants and associations have shown interest, however, with the festive season approaching and due to incompletion of few paper works, the tournament is postponed.“We have participants from Central and also associations in the city that are very interested as we decided to set the tournaments on 6 bouts of different categories,” he said.“On the other hand, we are waiting for the players’ medical reports to confirm their conditions and bouts in each categories.”By January next year, all necessities of fighters and requirements will be in place as players will come back, refreshed, to start off the year.The inaugural pro boxing tournament will be staged at Sports Inn Club in Port Moresby on the third week of January.last_img read more

  • The Helmántico will get ready for the Women’s Super Cup

    first_imgThe Helmantic stadium will host the first Women’s Super Cup in Spain, which will be played between February 5 and 9. The women’s tournament will arrive at the Salamanca UDS stadium. With great news. The Salamanca temple will not only host several attractive parties in this category, but will also experience improvements thanks to the collaboration agreement that They have signed the Salamanca City Council and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to organize this competition. Several RFEF inspectors attended the Helmántico stadium in recent days to check in person the status of aspects such as the pitch, in which improvement works will be carried out on the lawn. It will also implement a stadium lighting reform, facing a good image to broadcast the games on television. The Super Cup, whose tickets can be purchased at both the Salamanca City Council and the RFEF, will know the crossings of semifinals next Thursday, January 16, in a raffle that will be attended by the president of the federative entity, Luis Rubiales, and the Mayor of Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo. 🧐 | In the morning of today we have visited the inspectors of the @rfef!! Agreeing on improvements to meet the needs of the competition. What improvements will be made in the Helmántico ?! 🤔 Coming soon! 🔜🏳 # Let’s play ALL 🏴– Salamanca UDS (@SalamancaCFUDS) January 10, 2020The Spanish Super Cup will face the champion of the Copa de la Reina on the pitch of the Helmántico stadium, the Royal Society; to the runner-up of the Copa de la Reina and champion of the First Iberdrola, the Atlético de Madrid; and the two teams that best qualified in the regular competition behind the champion, the FC Barcelona (2nd) and Levante UD (3rd). The four will fight to reach the final of February 9. The semifinals are set for days February 5 and 6.last_img read more

  • American Pharoah poised for more history

    first_img The Boss On this day, though, Pharoah will be The Boss. “We have a legend here with American Pharoah,” says Dennis Drazen, a management consultant to the track. “People are going to be talking about being there the day American Pharoah ran at Monmouth Park in the Haskell.” Thrilled to have American Pharoah, track officials this week boosted the total purse of the race by $750,000 to a record $1.75 million. The winner’s share is $1.1 million. A record crowd approaching 60,000 is expected. A three-day “Pharoah Phan Phestival” began on Friday, with giveaways, contests and a chance for fans to watch American Pharoah on his morning gallops. About 5,000 showed up Friday. The Triple Crown winner is the overwhelming 1-5 favourite in an eight-horse field going 11/8 miles. “He has so many fans,” says trainer Bob Baffert, who said his wife, Jill, told him that a little TV was tuned in to the Belmont at the beauty salon she goes to in Beverly Hills, California. “There’s people in front of his barn in the mornings and people watching him gallop and cheering for him every time. It’s fun to really share him with the fans.” From the moment American Pharoah won the Belmont, Zayat hasn’t wavered in his desire to keep racing his prized horse – even though he’s sold the breeding rights for what could be as much as $30 million, with a stud fee that could be in the $100,000 range. NEW JERSEY (AP): From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich, people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. “He’s captured the imagination of the nation,” says Ahmed Zayat, the effusive Egyptian owner who travels the world on business and resides in Teaneck, New Jersey. “More than just a nation, if I dare say.” Today, American Pharoah returns to the races in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, the Jersey Shore track a few furlongs from the home of rocker Bruce Springsteen, whose classic Born to Run has become the Haskell pre-race anthem.last_img read more

  • Ombudsman Act Sails through Legislature

    first_imgPartial view of lawmakers voting for the passage of the Ombudsman ActBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe House of Representatives has concurred with the Senate to amend the Code of Conduct for the creation of the operational framework of the Office of the Ombudsman. The amendment is under scrutiny by the House of Representatives.The draft law includes the amendment of Part XII of the Code of Conduct for the creation of the operational framework of the office of the Ombudsman as established in the National Code of Conduct for all public officials and employees of the Government of Liberia.On Tuesday, June 13, twenty (20) lawmakers voted for the passage of the Ombudsman Act to agree with the senators; Montserrado County District # 3 Representative Bill Tweahway was the only person who abstained.The decision to amend the Code of Conduct was due to a report from the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance, and Development Planning.It may be recalled that on Tuesday, June 6, members of the House of Representatives voted for the Act to be sent to the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning to review and reportThe amended Act seeks to empower the Ombudsman to recommend appropriate sanctions and disciplinary actions to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), as provided in Part XII Section 12.2 of the Code of Conduct.Under Part V of the Code of Conduct relating to electoral matters, the Senate agreed that issues “appertaining to elections matters, shall be adjudicated by the National Elections Commission (NEC), as prescribed under the Elections Law; and any remedy sought from such adjudication will be referred to the Supreme Court as provided for under the Laws and Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.”The Act also provides that the Ombudsman prepares and submits through the office of the President for enactment a budget for the office of the Ombudsman to the National Legislature.Under Section 12.4, the President shall nominate three persons for confirmation by the Liberian Senate, one of whom shall be appointed as chairperson, “with gender sensitivity, non-partisanship, and geographical balance.”With respect to qualification, officials will be Liberians with “high moral character, recognized good judgment, objectivity, and integrity; well equipped to analyze problems of law, administration, and public policy; with the minimum of age not less than forty (40) years; and must have a law degree, other professional discipline, experience relevant to the task to be performed,” the Code of Conduct says.Also, an official of the Ombudsman will not be involved in political party activities or publicly endorse, solicit funds for or make contributions to political parties or candidates for elective office; and shall not be a candidate for or hold any other elective or appointed public office.Members of the Ombudsman shall hold office for two 3-year terms following confirmation by the Senate and appointment by the President, “and shall be removed from office by the President for nonfeasance; malfeasance; misfeasance; and criminal acts as prescribed under existing laws and regulations.”In matters concerning the law, the office of the Ombudsman will have the power to conduct hearings in a quasi-judicial manner and make findings, give reasons and conclusions in matters filed before it, “while appeal from a decision of the Office of the Ombudsman relative to violations of the Code of Conduct shall be appealable to the relevant courts of Liberia.”“No person who files a complaint or participates in any investigation or proceeding pursuant to Chapter 12.6 shall be subject to any penalties, sanctions or restrictions in connection with his or her employment or be denied any right, privilege or benefit because of such action. A person who alleges a violation… may bring a civil action for appropriate injunctive relief, actual damages, and punitive damages, which shall not exceed US$10,000 or its LRD equivalent,” the Code says.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Last Two Semi Finalists to be Decided

    first_imgFlashback: Samira FC players line up before the kickoff against Jubilee FC in the first leg.Monrovia Club Breweries vs Samira FC; Keitrace FC vs Nimba UnitedFollowing the qualification of LISCR FC to the Semi final of the 2016 FA Cup, the last two semi finalists of the competition will be decided today at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium when title holders, Monrovia Club Breweries take on Samira FC, while Keitrace FC will lock horns with Nimba United.The intriguing clash between the title holders, MC Breweries and third division opponents, Samira FC ended in a two-all draw after the holders came from two goals down to secure the draw in the First leg.The result, if remain as it is, after today’s clash, will see the title holders advancing to the semi final after scoring two away goals.Despite the defensive style of play being used by the Breweries, the holders were unable to prevent the Scoring Scorpions from penetrating their defense to get a curtain raiser.Breweries that have not performed up to expectation in attacks were able to pull out of their defense and attacked the Scoring Scorpions to get the much anticipated equalizer to save their day.In the other quarter final match, after securing a narrow 1-0 win over Keitrace FC in the First leg, Nimba United will be hoping to repeat such score or secure a draw that see them advancing to the semi final of the competition.a lone goal from midfielder Darlington Suwo who got a hat trick against IE during last weekend fixture, was enough to give the “Mountaineers” (Nimba United) a crucial away victory against their first division counterparts.Both N.United and Keitrace who are in the fight for top positions in the championship, with three games to go, are no longer championship contenders and are only focus FA Cup.After the results of today’s last two matches a draw will be held for the paring of the last four teams in this year’s FA Cup.ELWA United and LISCR are the first two semi finalists as they await the next two teams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • NFL NOTEBOOK Davis’ QB pick is Russell

    first_imgAlthough USA Today quoted Russell’s uncle Thursday as saying a contract was “almost done,” the Raiders say nothing is close at this point. “I wouldn’t really pay attention to what someone’s uncle said about the negotiation process,” Kiffin said. “I know our people are dealing with JaMarcus’ agents. And, like I said before, there is some progress being made.” Russell’s agent, Eric Metz, has not publicly commented on the talks. With Russell out, the quarterback race has been between Josh McCown and Daunte Culpepper. Kiffin has refused to publicly identify his starter, hoping to gain a competitive advantage by forcing the Lions to prepare for two quarterbacks. But it appears clear that McCown will be the starter because he has been getting the majority of snaps with the first-team offense in practice this week. How long that lasts remains to be seen. From news services While coach Lane Kiffin tries to keep the identity of the Oakland Raiders’ starting quarterback secret, owner Al Davis piped in Thursday with his own opinion of who should take the first snap Sunday against Detroit. “Should be? He may be in Mobile,” Davis said, referring to the hometown of No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell, before heading out to watch practice. It’s clear the starter won’t be Russell, who remains out in a dispute over how much of his contract should be guaranteed. War of words Chad Johnson added Ed Reed to his “hit list,” announced his intention of smacking Ray Lewis and Bart Scott in the mouth and promised a grandiose touchdown celebration. Lewis laughingly insisted Johnson wouldn’t score, and Scott said the standout wide receiver couldn’t hit hard enough to bust a grape. The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens engaged in a war of words before the AFC North rivals meet Monday night in the opener for both teams. Johnson didn’t reach the end zone in two games against the Ravens last season, so the fleet-footed, wide-mouthed star will seek to amend that situation at Paul Brown Stadium. He’s so confident of scoring that he’s already devised a plan to mark the occasion. “This will probably be one of the greatest celebrations of all time,” Johnson told Cincinnati reporters. “It’s more of a let you know ahead of time what will come in the future for 85. It’s going to be a good one. You’ll like it.” Bodden faces discipline Cleveland Browns starting cornerback Leigh Bodden is looking forward to telling his side of the story after being arrested. The NFL will listen carefully. Bodden faces possible discipline from the league under Commissioner Roger Goodell’s crackdown on player misconduct after being charged with aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest as he tried to pick up his girlfriend and their two children at Cleveland’s major airport. The 25-year-old Bodden, regarded as one of the Browns’ quieter and more easygoing players, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges less than 24 hours after police accused him of driving in reverse down a one-way street and becoming verbally abusive. Goddell speaks Goodell, who spent a good portion of his first year as NFL commissioner dealing with player discipline, says he thinks the league has come out of those problems well. “I think most people think we’ve dealt with it responsibly,” Goodell said just before Thursday night’s opening game between the New Orleans Saints and the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts. Goodell recently suspended Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick indefinitely after Vick pleaded guilty to being involved with dogfighting. Earlier, he had suspended Tennessee’s Adam “Pacman” Jones for a year for numerous run-ins with the law, and Cincinnati’s Chris Henry and ex-Chicago Bear Tank Johnson for eight games for legal problems. Strahan feeling good Michael Strahan increased his work load in practice and said if he continues to feel good that he expects to play in the New York Giants’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Practicing for only the third time since ending a holdout on Monday, the seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end said he ran every play during the defensive period and nothing was held back. “I feel good,” Strahan said after practice. “See how I feel tomorrow. Today, I ran a lot more plays than I ran before, the last two days. If I am going to feel good, I’ll be out there.” Barber clarifies remarks Tiki Barber isn’t about to take back negative comments he made recently about his former team, though he did clarify one of his remarks about Giants coach Tom Coughlin. Barber said although Coughlin was not the sole reason he retired from football this year after 10 seasons with the Giants, the often irascible coach was a contributing factor. “People are looking for something concrete, one simple explanation of why I retired, and I’m not that simple, I’m not that shallow,” he said. “It’s a confluence of things. The pounding, the opportunity to do other things, the fact that I wasn’t having fun doing it anymore. “He is part of the reason why I retired from the game,” Barber continued. Around the league Miscellany: Bids topped $10,000 on an Internet auction site for what an animal rights group says are notes from Vick’s speech apologizing for a dogfighting scandal. The Humane Society of the United States is selling on eBay the single-page, six-point outline of the speech Vick gave at an Aug. 27 news conference in Richmond, Va., after pleading guilty in his dogfighting case. The group is planning to put all proceeds in a restricted account dedicated to the prevention of dog fighting. Falcons: Coach Bobby Petrino is still unsure if the team will sign a third quarterback by Sunday morning. Joey Harrington and Chris Redman are 1-2 on the depth chart, but the indefinite suspension of Vick and D.J. Shockley’s season-ending knee injury have left Atlanta with only practice squad quarterback Casey Bramlet as an alternative. Patriots: Quarterback Tom Brady missed a portion of practice because of his chronic right shoulder injury. Brady was on the field during the time the media was allowed to view practice, but the team later reported he had “limited participation.” Patriots coach Bill Belichick was not available for comment. Ravens: The team agreed in principle to a one-year extension with quarterback Kyle Boller, who started 34 games during his first three seasons before settling into a backup role last year. Boller’s contract was to expire after this season. Vikings: Defensive tackle Pat Williams will sign a three-year contract extension with the team, he said. Williams is making $2.65 million this season, the final installment of the original deal he signed with the Vikings in March 2005.160Want 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

  • Promises, promises

    first_imgGIVEN city leaders’ breakneck determination to expand LAX, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s commitment to deliver a plan for airport regionalization marks a small step in the right direction. Let us emphasize that word: small. So far, what Villaraigosa has offered is more or less what all city officials have offered for years: talk. He says he’ll produce a regionalization plan late next year and that it will propose to send up to 42 million passengers annually to Ontario and Palmdale airports within a quarter-century. In other words, it’s a promise of a future promise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Still, it’s good to see the mayor forced to react to growing public concern about LAX expansion and its effect on traffic on the 405 Freeway. Now it’s up to the public to hold him and his colleagues to their words.last_img read more


    first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome. Match & Win for 18/04/2013 No’s Drawn 10,13,17,21 No Jackpot Winner, Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,460.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Kevin McLaughlin Gleneely, Hannah McGonagle Malin Head, Helena Devlin Convent Road Carndonagh, Danny Friel Dunaff, James McDonald The Cross Clonmany.FOUNDATION COURSE: Coming soon if you are interested contact Adrian 0879810304 for further information. COACHING SESSION: All Coaches on Wednesday 24th April in Straid at 8pm a 1 hour session with Anthony Harkin.UNDERAGE FIXTURES: – Inishowen Board U12’s Urris v Burt at 6.30pm & U16’s Moville v Urris 6.30pm on Tuesday 23rd April. Northern Board U14’s Naomh Colmcille v Urris 7pm Wednesday 24th April. Inishowen Board U14’s Urris v Carn 7pm Friday 26th April.RESULTS: U16’s Urris 1-14 Muff 2-11.SENIOR TEAMS: CLG Iorras would like to extend sympathy from all its members to the family of Mary Bridget Doherty, mother of Phil Pat Doherty, who sadly passed away this weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Both the Senior men’s and ladies fixtures have been cancelled as a mark of respect to the family.SENIORS & RESERVES:Rearranged Game Urris v Robert Emmetts 7.15pm Friday 26th April(No Reserve Game). Seniors and Reserves Away to Naomh Padraig Muff Sunday 28th April 1.30pm & 3pm.SENIOR LADIES: Urris v Carn Sunday 28th April 12mid day.TRAINING: Under 12 & 14 Girls training on Saturday’s 12.30pm – 1.30pm In Straid.Under 10’s on Fridays 4.30pm -5.45pm in Straid. Contact Susan for more infomation 0863945954. Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707.Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS – RE-ARRANGED GAME THIS FRIDAY was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 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:GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS – RE-ARRANGED GAME THIS FRIDAYlast_img read more


    first_imgGardai are at the scene of a three-car collision just outside the village of Killygordon.The accident happened at about 9.30pm on the Ballybofey side of the town.One eye-witness said there is a lot of damage to the vehicles involved in the smash. However it is not understood that anyone suffered serious injuries. GARDAI INVESTIGATE THREE CAR COLLISION IN KILLYGORDON was last modified: July 20th, 2012 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:crashGardaiKillygordonlast_img read more