Local Author Guy T. Simpson Featured at Summer Fest Bazaar

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Guy T. SimpsonLocal Amazon Best-Selling novelist and middle school teacher Guy Simpson of Rainier, will feature his second mythological fantasy novel “The Brotherhood of Olympus and the Tower of Dreams” with an author appearance and book signing when he appears as the 2016 Summer Fest Bazaar, Saturday, July 9, 2016. The author will be a celebrity guest at the Summer Fest Bazaar featuring nearly a hundred local vendors, crafters, artisans, and more from 9 AM to 5 PM, at Marcus Pavilion at St. Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey.Simpson, a science and leadership teacher, award winning artist and illustrator, and member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, has been working on the Brotherhood of Olympus Saga for over thirty years while collecting extensive research for the myths, legends, and art that lies as the foundation of the tale.  He is currently working on the third book in the saga. Based on true events and set in the early 1980s in Hoquiam and Vancouver, Washington, “The Brotherhood of Olympus and the Tower of Dreams” is the second book in the series and tells the story of Drake Fraser, a painfully shy, intellectually gifted fifteen year-old boy growing up with his four brothers.  Three months have passed since the Fraser brothers defeated the demons who caused the death of their uncle, united by the struggle they founded the Brotherhood of Olympus.  Now a war of mythological proportions looms on the horizon, and the original Brotherhood is beginning to unravel before they even begin to face the new dangers that await them.  As the leader, Drake must recruit a ragtag ensemble of social misfits to form the core of his new Brotherhood.  The dark gods are poised to strike, and a legendary tower that travels across different realities holds the key to their victory over humanity.  Only one thing stands in the way of their plan to unleash Hell on Earth.  The Brotherhood of Olympus—if they can survive high school, learn to trust each other, and become the heroes they were meant to be. Clyde Lewis, host of the nationally syndicated “Ground Zero” radio show said, “Guy T. Simpson, Jr. is a brilliant author who is bound for great places, he is an expert at bringing the world of the paranormal to the written page, his stories are a rare treat.”last_img read more

Fraser-Pryce thrilled about Waterhouse Christmas treat

first_imgChristmas this year promises to be brighter for hundreds of children in the inner-city community of Waterhouse as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s annual Christmas treat promises to be bigger and better than in previous years. The treat, set for Boxing Day, will have all the usual fun rides and giveaways, but according to the multiple World and Olympic champion, there will be a lot more toys for the kids this time around. “For them, as long as you have sugar, lime and water and a little music, they’re good with that,” she joked, “but I think they are more excited about the toys and gifts. SPONSORS AND DONATIONS “This year, Nike, my sponsor, donated a lot of stuff, including bags and T-shirts with my name on them, bottles, stuff for them to go back to school, but Tank-Weld donated over 500 gifts.” What this means for the 2015 World champion is that she will be able to provide most, if not all the children who turn up, with a gift this Christmas. “Each year, I say 300 kids. but it’s closer to 600 because all different areas within the community. And this year, I think I will be able to facilitate all of them, so I am really excited that Tank-Weld provided a lot of additional toys. Her other sponsors, Digicel and GraceKennedy, she said, are also on board. “Amazingly, this is our eighth year, and I’m really excited that our sponsors are able to share Christmas with the kids in the community,” she said. She added that to be able to do this for the community where she was raised means a lot to her. “Growing up in the community for me was okay, but I am glad that I now have the opportunity to give them a good Christmas,” she said. “For me, it’s just the joy to see the smile on their faces, just to see them enjoying it; that’s the purest form of joy we can see.”last_img read more

CR7 ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side’s 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)TURIN, Italy — An ice-cream flavor in his honor, a pizza named after him, queues to buy his shirt: For some, Cristiano Ronaldo is as important as the Pope.Juventus made shockwaves over the world on Tuesday when it completed the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for a Serie A record of 112 million euros, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner signing a four-year deal with the Italian champion.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 10 months after baby, Serena in Wimbledon final vs. Kerber And Ronaldo mania is in full swing in Turin, with enterprising businessmen not missing the opportunity to celebrate the occasion and cash in on the arrival of the Portugal forward.Leonardo La Porta, who has owned Gelateria Miretti in the heart of Turin for 30 years, has created a flavor called CR7 — Ronaldo’s famous brand name.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 50-year-old La Porta is not a Juventus supporter, nor even a football fan, but has often creates flavors to mark important events in the city.However, he has only created one flavor in honor of a person before — when the Pope came to Turin in 2015. Nearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the footballing superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, brothers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the “Pizza CR7.”The deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number “7” and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros ($8.17).“We all hope he’ll come!” laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. “Maybe if he finds out he’ll come here to try it, it’ll be great.“We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednesday that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star … It’s going well, especially with the fans obviously.”Some of the incredulous fans are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief that Ronaldo is joining Juventus.Raimondo Livolsi, a 37-year-old laborer from Turin said he thought “it was a hoax” when news of Ronaldo’s possible arrival first emerged, while Errico Tolve joked that he needed “a truckload of malox” to settle his stomach.Tolve, a 59-year-old school worker from Foggia, who was in Turin with his wife visiting their daughter, was buying a ‘Ronaldo’ shirt for his nephew.“There’s no chance for anyone now, not in Italy or Europe,” he added. “The Champions League is ours. 100 per cent.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names La Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavor, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.“I put it on sale on the date 7/7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ronaldo would be presented,” La Porta told The Associated Press. “I thought of it a week before … the research was quite intense.“We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Piedmont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.”The taste is rich and flavorful, with hints of spice and fruit“I hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,” said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. “If not, I’m ready to go to his house to make it for him. We’ll see.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Juventus has won the league for the past seven years, and the Italian Cup the past four, but has not lifted the Champions League since 1996 — although it has finished runner-up in two of the past four editions.Shirts bearing Ronaldo’s name have been flying off the shelves and not just in Turin. The official Juventus store in Milan has been selling an estimated one shirt a minute.Stores are also running out of letters to print Ronaldo’s name, while the shop nearest the stadium reportedly ran out of the actual shirt on Wednesday night as the city gears up to welcome the man himself, at his presentation on Monday.Ronaldo should also find it easy to settle into life in Turin. Although it has less than a third of Madrid’s population, Turin is still Italy’s fourth-largest city, within easy reach of the mountains and the sea.“I think he will like it here,” said Simone Massucco, a 17-year-old student from Turin, who was buying his first Juventus shirt — emblazoned with the Ronaldo name. “It’s not a city where the fans hassle you too much. I think he will settle in well.”Turin is an industrial city and the home of Fiat, which — like Juventus — is also controlled by the Agnelli family.While most fans are welcoming the arrival of Ronaldo, with even supporters of opposing teams recognizing the prestige that it brings to the Italian game, there is a minority which is unhappy at the cost of the deal.A small group of former Fiat Chrysler factory workers and union activists hung banners against the deal, on a wall outside a car factory in Naples, while strikes have been planned for Friday in Pomigliano and for Monday and Tuesday in another Fiat factory in Melfi. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LIBRA Sanitation Looks Beyond Monrovia

first_imgLIBRA Sanitation Inc., a leading Liberian sanitation company, has brought in seven brand new garbage trucks to the country to enhance the company’s services beyond Monrovia, to other parts of the country. He disclosed further that his company will soon establish two branches outside Monrovia to help Liberians in other parts of the country to benefit from the services they are providing. He however, did not specify where outside Monrovia. The seven trucks, according to the LIBRA’s chief executive officer (CEO), Mr. George Howe, have a value of over US$500,000.He noted that the process of keeping Liberia clean is not an easy task but, with the collective efforts of every citizen, Liberia can be one of the best in Africa.“This country,” he said, “belongs to Liberians and as such we must help government in making Liberia a better place because foreigners will not develop this country, only Liberians will.”Mr. Howe explained further that the entity has been in business for eleven years and promise that the LIBRA remains committed to ensuring that Liberia is clean. He further called on government, especially the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to support Liberian owned businesses adding that Liberians are capable of moving the country forward through business when they are supported.Dedicating the trucks on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Assistant Minister for logistics at the Ministry of State, Mohammed Kromah said the company has taken a bold step and should be recognized and appreciated for their works in the country.He said the decision made by the company to bring in the garbage trucks is timely, and that there is a need to empower those who go out to collect the garbage.Mr. Kromah said that the government will continue to support the efforts of LIBRA sanitation to keep the country clean, adding that employees of the company should remain committed to their job. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prayer Breakfast leads Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

first_imgIn a bid to foster and enhance the growth of religious diversity in the Guyanese nation, the Inter Religious Organization (IRO) of Guyana has announced that its annual Prayer Breakfast will be hosted at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on February 1, and would be the event to usher in the United Nations’ Interfaith Harmony Week for 2018.This announcement was made by the IRO on Thursday, when it was also announced that there is collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry (MSP) to ensure the event is a success.Some of the key speakers for this year’s Prayer Breakfast are Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana, and representatives of parliamentary political parties.The IRO has outlined that the breakfast would be followed by an Interfaith Symposium which would see involvement of the Ministry of Education and secondary school students from regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The IRO has also announced that this year’s activities would include a cultural concert to be held at the National Library on February 3 from 17:00 hrs, and a panel discussion slated to be hosted at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus on February 5.Held in the first week of February each year, the Interfaith Harmony Week observances seek to promote dialogue among all religions, faiths and beliefs, and all UN member states are encouraged to support and spread “the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship”.Interfaith Harmony Week was adopted by the UN Gen Assembly in October 2010, and this year’s theme is titled “Love of God and Love of one’s Neighbour”. At last year’s event, President David Granger described Guyana as “a model for interfaith harmony” in the midst of hostile relationships and religious conflicts across the world.last_img read more

Playing games

first_imgHosting the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (again), we are told, would be a huge money-maker for the region. Why, according to the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, were the 2016 Olympics to come to the Southland, it would bring in some $7 billion. Which is great, but if true, why would the games require a quarter-billion-dollar taxpayer insurance policy? Last week, the California Assembly voted to authorize up to a $250 million bailout should the games fail to turn a profit. This, from a government that can’t provide for basic infrastructure without turning to massive bond initiatives, is stunning. Yes, hosting the games for a third time would be a fine feather in L.A.’s cap. But most Angelenos would gladly give up all the feathers in the world for things such as drivable freeways, good schools and safe streets. 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

Toys for Tickets campaign back in Fort St. John

first_imgStarting today, donations can be brought to City Hall until December 20 to be eligible. Cash donations can also be brought, which will also be given to the local Sally Anne. The Toys for Tickets program began in 2005, and has brought in hundreds of presents for children in need over the past nine years. In 2012, 97 toys were donated. – Advertisement –last_img

‘Success never changed him, man of the people’ – Andy Gray on Everton great Howard Kendall

first_imgAndy Gray has paid tribute to his former manager Howard Kendall, who passed away on Saturday, aged 69.Gray was one of the big name players attracted to the club in 1983 and the Scot won Division One, the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup under Kendall’s stewardship.“It’s a real shock,” Gray told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Tributes should rightly pour in, there’s absolutely no doubt that myself and many of us owe so much to his guidance, his leadership,  to his charm and abilities as a coach and a man, for what we have achieved and it’s real sad.“I’ve never met anyone who worked with Howard, worked under Howard, as a player, coach, manager, who would ever say a bad word about him and I really mean that.“He was the first manager to drop me, so if anyone’s got a reason to be angry with Howard it would be me!“He really was a fantastic guy, I know it’s said every time somebody passes away but this was a genuine great man. Apart from being a fantastic manager, he was a fantastic guy.”Kendall, who also won the league title with Everton in his playing days, took charge at Goodison Park in 1981 and he oversaw the club’s most successful era, as the Blues became one of the real powerhouses in British football.As their greatest-ever manager, Kendall took charge of Kendall on two more occasions at the beginning and end of the ‘90s, but Gray feels his achievements first time around should go down in ‘folklore’ along with another managerial great.Gray stated: “He felt privileged to be manager of the club he loved passionately. The fact he delivered what he delivered was astonishing, from a side that was a million miles away 12 months before that.“I believe it’s up there with what [Brian] Clough did at Nottingham Forest, I really do. What Brian did at Nottingham Forest is folklore, but what Howard did at Everton should be right up with it as well.”Andy Gray was one of many former players, employers, colleagues and friends to pay tribute to Everton legend Kendall, click here to see a select few made on Twitter.last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin activists from across Donegal gathered in Letterkenny today to picket in protest as the government plans to hand another €1.2bn to unsecured & unguaranteed bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank.Speaking after the protest Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said: “Sinn Féin activists gathered today to demonstrate against the latest bailout of wealthy gamblers in Europe. Over €1,200,000,000 will needlessly be handed over to bondholders in the toxic Anglo Irish Bank. The government is not required to hand over one cent of this money but they are intent on doing so and asking ordinary Irish people to pick up the tab.“The Irish people are sick of unjust cuts and austerity combined with government lies which purport that new charges such as the household tax are necessary to provide services. “Thousands of people in Donegal have been protesting and attending public meetings in recent months to voice their anger at what is happening.“The reality is that the government is taxing the most vulnerable in order to pump money into a black hole in the banking sector.“Our grandchildren will be paying for the actions of reckless gamblers in Europe for decades to come.“The Irish people voted for change in the last general election. The government needs deliver this change and put the needs of the Irish people ahead of the greed of wealthy bondholders in Europe.” LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSINN FEIN HOLD BANK PROTEST OVER €1.2BN HANDOVER was last modified: January 23rd, 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:sinn fein bank protestlast_img read more

Alleged Chinese agents in court

first_img Gaylord, a counterintelligence agent, has stated in court documents that Chi Mak admitted feeding information on Navy research to China since 1983, fully aware that it was sensitive and subject to export laws. Mak hoped it would help the Chinese government develop similar technology, Gaylord claimed. Mak’s attorney, Ronald Kaye, accused the government of mischaracterizing his client’s statements and compared the case to recent Chinese spy trials that eventually collapsed. “Why should the public accept the government’s characterization of the evidence when it’s been shown they’ll prosecute these cases with any means necessary?” Kaye asked. He noted that Mak, who worked in Hong Kong for Hong Kong Electric before emigrating in 1978, has no criminal record. Investigators have said they recovered restricted documents on the DDX Destroyer, an advanced technology warship, that were marked “for official use only.” Officials also allegedly found two lists in Chinese asking Chi Mak for documents about submarine torpedoes and other technology. According to Gaylord, Chi Mak told investigators that his brother was giving the information to a researcher at the Chinese Center for Asia Pacific Studies at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou. Authorities say the center conducts operations research for and receives funding from the People’s Liberation Army. The researcher – Pu Pei-Liang, also known as David Pu – was believed to work for the government. Mak also allegedly said that his brother, a legal resident who works for the Phoenix North American Chinese Channel, had voluntarily joined the PLA and served with a propaganda unit. Tai Wang Mak’s attorney has denied that accusation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The case against three alleged Chinese agents is set to return to court today with testimony from an FBI official that could help explain why the government has filed only one criminal charge despite making sweeping claims of conspiracy and theft. Chinese-American engineer Chi Mak, his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, and brother Tai Wang Mak pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they were unregistered agents for China. Each was indicted on a single count even though an affidavit submitted last month by FBI Special Agent James Gaylord alleged they had committed crimes ranging from stealing government property to conspiracy. The initial accusations carried a maximum combined sentence of 25 years; the most recent counts could bring 10 years at most. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Today, Gaylord is expected to come under questioning from Tai Wang Mak’s defense attorney, who is challenging the government’s move to deny his client bond. Prosecutors also will argue their appeal against the court’s decision to set bond at $300,000 for Chi Mak, who remains in custody. Investigators allege that Chi Mak, 65, took computer disks from Anaheim-based defense contractor Power Paragon, where he worked on a sensitive research project involving propulsion systems for Navy warships. He and his wife allegedly copied the information to CDs, encrypted the files and delivered them to 56-year-old Tai Wang Mak, who was scheduled to fly to Hong Kong on Oct. 28 before heading to Guangzhou, China. The younger Mak and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport as they prepared to board a plane. The CD was found in Li’s luggage, authorities said. Prosecutors have held off on more serious charges – espionage, for example – partly because the military data in question were highly sensitive but not classified. last_img read more