And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised? Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to.
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaCotton farmers have gotten what they wanted: The price for their commodity has skyrocketed. But there’s a catch. Nobody will buy their crop at such a high price, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist.The price of a pound of cotton lint is around 95 cents right now, almost 20 cents more per pound than a month ago, said Don Shurley, a cotton economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “I have never seen this kind of jump in prices,” said Shurley, who has followed the cotton industry for two decades.The reason for the surge is unclear, he said, but it’s likely driven by speculative investors looking to grab a good buy and quick buck.Speculative investors buy in the futures market and are important for a healthy market. But they aren’t long-term players in the game. They buy something when the price for it is climbing in hopes of cashing out when the price peaks. They aren’t buying actual cotton. They’re just betting that the price for it will go up, at least for now.The current price offer is for cotton that will be picked and delivered this fall. That cotton hasn’t even been planted yet in the United States. Georgia farmers won’t start planting it until late April. “Farmers had been hoping for the market to move and go higher,” Shurley said. “But not like this. There are no fundamental economic forces of supply and demand driving this market.”The last time prices were this high was 13 years ago. Prices then were driven by basic supply and demand factors, though, he said.Cotton lint is sold in a bale weighing 480 pounds. The world demands almost 130 million bales annually. World cotton farmers supply 120 million bales annually, he said. Cotton prices in this real-life scenario should be between 75 cents per pound and 80 cents per pound.One factor that could be inciting investors to pick cotton is its relative value compared to other major commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat. These crops are trading at record or near record prices, he said. An investor who doesn’t want to gamble those high prices sees cotton as a viable, and potentially lucrative, alternative.Farmers aren’t cashing in right now because they can’t find anyone to contract to buy their cotton at such high prices. Most cotton merchants, the people who buy the actual cotton from farmers, have temporarily left the market.“The merchants know that they can’t risk purchasing cotton at 90 cents because they know they can’t find anyone to buy it from them at 90 cents later,” he said. “This market has become pretty volatile.”Merchants sell the cotton they buy to textile mills around the world, which need cotton to make T-shirts, blue jeans, socks, underwear and other products.Things will settle down, he said. The merchants will return to the market to buy cotton. But it won’t be at the current high prices. Once the speculators begin to cash out, prices will drop back to levels that reflect actual supply and demand.“But right now, when that will happen is not clear,” he said.Georgia farmers planted 1 million acres of cotton last year, second only to Texas farmers in total acreage.
Submitted by Michelle Pierce, Uncork and UnwindClint and Reini Side with their daughter, Felicity.Please allow me to introduce to you a local family, who is fighting a horrible disease. Clint Side is an army veteran who served our country for 6 years and completed four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reini Side, is a lifelong resident of the Olympia area and works for the state. In January 2013, Clint and Reini welcomed their beautiful little girl, Felicity, who made her arrival as the first baby in Thurston County.Clint is battling for his life against glioblastoma multiforme grade IV (GBM) brain cancer – the most aggressive kind of brain cancer. Clint fought bravely for his country, and now his wife, Reini, is bravely fighting to get the treatment he desperately needs.Clint’s situation is very unique as he has survived brain cancer for the past three and a half years. They first discovered a GBM in 2010 and doctors gave him less than a year to live, even with treatment. With chemo/radiation, and a huge amount of prayer, Clint beat the odds and has had clean MRIs for years. Just a few months ago, a routine MRI indicated that Clint’s tumor had returned. He underwent surgery in June but, due to the location of his tumor, only 70% could be removed. The remaining 30% was inoperable, as it pressed right against his speech/motor center. The tests revealed it was again GBM.Clint and Reini have been working tirelessly with medical professionals in Seattle to find the right treatment plan for Clint. They have jumped through hoop after hoop with insurance issues to make sure that Clint’s treatment is covered. They just received the devastating news this week that his tumor is now too big for the treatment that the cancer specialists originally prescribed. So, they are in a race against time to get another treatment plan approved and started. It needs to happen immediately.The expenses associated with Clint’s treatment are adding up. They have co-pays, medications, gas bills for driving up to Seattle, housing during Clint’s treatment, and the list goes on. It is a huge financial burden for Reini, who works full-time and is the primary caretaker for both Clint and their 19-month-old daughter, Felicity.To support this family, the community has planned a fundraising event in hopes of helping offset the expenses of fighting Clint’s cancer. All are invited to attend the fundraiser on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Uncork and Unwind, 324 Custer Way SW in Tumwater.This event will be a wine tasting and silent auction. You can pre-purchase tickets here or you can pay at the door. 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Side family.We are also collecting donations for the silent auction. If you are interested in donating, please contact Michelle at (360) 943-9463.If you are interested in learning more about this family and receiving updates on Clint’s progress and treatment, please take a look at their blog. Facebook288Tweet0Pin0
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted 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.”
Facebook61Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington STEMJust like signing days for athletes, the second-annual Washington STEM Signing Day presented in partnership with Boeing celebrated high school seniors from across the state as they made their commitments to some of the state and country’s top technical schools, colleges, and universities.Students signed STEM Letters of Intent at the state capitol in Olympia during a ceremony attended by family members, elected officials and leadership from Boeing. Forty-nine students, one from each legislative district across the state, were selected to take part in the event based on their involvement in STEM education in school and community. These students will be bringing their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields and putting themselves on the fast track for success.“Supporting these incredible students, and events like Washington STEM Signing Day that celebrate their success, is part of Boeing’s ongoing commitment to the communities where our employees live and work,” said Bill McSherry, vice president of Government Operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “By investing in these future leaders, we are helping to create a promising future that serves us all.”“Washington STEM knows that from early childhood to post-secondary, there is nothing better that prepares students for success in career and life than STEM.” said Caroline King, CEO of Washington STEM. “The students that we recognize today are an inspiration to their families, communities, and everyone at Washington STEM and Boeing. By committing to STEM, as our newly released research and data shows, these students are putting themselves on a path towards economic opportunity, personal agency, and a bright future in Washington.”A complete list of honorees follows.AberdeenJulia Isabella Gaynor is a senior at Aberdeen High School. Julia plans to study organismal biology at Montana State University. Julia represents LD 19.Kai Kawashima is a senior at Aberdeen High School. Kai plans to study computer science or game design at DigiPen Institute of Technology. Kai represents LD 24.AmboyTaylor Harpe is a senior at Battle Ground High School. Taylor plans to study aeronautical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott. Taylor represents LD 18.ArlingtonSadie Hollingsworth is a senior at Arlington High School. Sadie plans to study aerospace engineering at the University of Washington. Sadie represents LD 10.AuburnMichael Kopcho is a senior at Auburn-Riverside High School. Michael plans to study computer science at Oregon State University. Michael represents LD 31.BellevueEshika Saxena is a senior at Interlake High School. Eshika plans to study engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Eshika represents LD 48.Kent Richard Zeng is a senior at Newport High School. Kent plans to study engineering at University of Washington. Kent represents LD 41.BellinghamDavid Blaze White is a senior at Squalicum High School. David plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. David represents LD 40.BlaineAlexandra Hao is a senior at Blaine High School. Alexandra plans to study biochemistry or chemistry at University of Washington. Alexandra represents LD 42.BremertonPrecious Jane Stowers is a senior at Bremerton High School. Precious plans to study computer science at the University of Washington. Precious represents LD 23.Joshua Aguirre is a senior at Bremerton High School. Joshua plans to study health sciences or nursing at Olympic College. Joshua represents LD 26.Jeremy Sabado Tirador is a senior at Bremerton High School. Jeremy plans to study computer science at University of Washington – Tacoma. Jeremy represents LD 35.East WenatcheeBrayden Brown is a senior at Wenatchee High School. Brayden plans to study computer science at Oregon State University – Cascades. Brayden represents LD 12.EverettAlkasem Alzmar is a senior at Everett High School. Alkasem plans to study mechatronics at Everett Community College. Alkasem represents LD 38.Grace Atkinson is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Grace plans to study behavioral sciences at Western Washington University. Grace represents LD 44.Federal WayJoeseph Cummings is a senior at Decatur High School. Joeseph plans to study aviation maintenance technology at South Seattle Community College. Joeseph represents LD 30.KennewickIrving Ozuna is a senior at Delta High School. Irving plans to study architecture at Washington State University. Irving represents LD 9.KentKevin E. Fabila-Alvarez is a senior at Kentridge High School. Kevin plans to study neuroscience at Washington State University. Kevin represents LD 33.Maleeha Nizar is a senior at Kent-Meridian High School. Maleeha plans to study medical sciences at University of Washington – Tacoma. Maleeha represents LD 47.Liberty LakeKaitlyn Pegram is a senior at Central Valley High School. Kaitlyn plans to study engineering at Washington State University. Kaitlyn represents LD 4.LynnwoodVanesa Jaden Estrada is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Vanesa plans to study biology or biological sciences at Western Washington University. Vanesa represents LD 21.Teresa Bonilla is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. Teresa plans to study neuroscience at University of Washington. Teresa represents LD 32.Maple ValleyHitesh Boinpally is a senior at Tahoma High School. Hitesh plans to study computer science at University of Washington. Hitesh represents LD 5.MeadNathaniel Boutain is a senior at Mount Spokane High School. Nathaniel plans to study mechanical engineering or automotive engineering at Spokane Falls Community College or Eastern Washington University. Nathaniel represents LD 7.MossyrockDawson Brindle is a senior at W.F West High School. Dawson plans to study aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott. Dawson represents LD 20.Mountlake TerracePhong Bach is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High school. Phong plans to study biology at the University of Washington. Phong represents LD 1.PascoRodolfo (Rudy) Garcia III is a senior at Delta High School. Rudy plans to study mechanical engineering at University of Washington. Rudy represents LD 9.ProsserAshley Ripplinger is a senior at Prosser Senior High School. Ashley plans to study renewable energy engineering at Oregon institute of Technology. Ashley represents LD 16.QuincyJayr Gudino is a senior at Quincy High School. Jayr plans to study computer science at Washington State University. Jayr represents LD 13.RedmondMarkus Hindman is a senior at TESLA STEM High School. Markus plans to study engineering at Western Washington University. Markus represents LD 45.RoyMariah Melena is a senior at Challenger High School. Mariah plans to study computer science and forensics at Clover Park Technical College. Mariah represents LD 2.SeattleCarlos Cura is a senior at Cleveland STEM High School. Carlos plans to study chemical engineering at University of Washington. Carlos represents LD 11.Grant Matthews is a senior at Raisbeck Aviation High School. Grant plans to study aerospace engineering at Purdue University or Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Grant represents LD 34.Michaela Fennell is a senior at Holy Names Academy. Michaela plans to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. Michaela represents LD 36.Ethan Brown is a senior at Cleveland STEM High School. Ethan plans to study biology at Western Washington University. Ethan represents LD 37.Jackson Miller is a senior at Roosevelt High School. Jackson plans to study aeronautics and pilotage at Central Washington University. Jackson represents LD 43.Nick Tran is a senior at Raisbeck Aviation High School. Nick plans to study aerospace engineering at University of Michigan. Nick represents LD 46.SnohomishKatherine (Katie) Anderson is a senior at Snohomish High School. Katie plans to study biochemistry at University of Hawaii Hilo or Eastern Oregon University. Katie represents LD 39.SpanawayAlex Birkeland is a senior at Bethel High School. Alex plans to study civil, mechanical, or industrial engineering at Central Washington University. Alex represents LD 29.SpokaneJaidan Suber is a senior at Shadle Park High School. Jaidan plans to study marine biology at Western Washington University. Jaidan represents LD 3.Rachel Harwood is a senior at North Central High School. Rachel plans to study biochemistry at University of Washington. Rachel represents LD 6.TacomaKhai Nguyen is a senior at Pierce County Skill Center. Khai plans to study information technology at Clover Park Technical College. Khai represents LD 25.Sam Yost is a senior at Stadium High School. Sam plans to study computer engineering at Boise State University. Sam represents LD 27.Aylish Turner is a senior at Steilacoom High School who attends the Pierce County Skills Center. Aylish plans to study Interactive Media at University of Southern California. Aylish represents LD 28.TumwaterChristopher Gizinski is a senior at Tumwater High School. Christopher plans to study medical sciences at post-secondary institution he has yet to decide on. Christopher represents LD 22.VancouverGrace Fulfer is a senior at Skyview High School. Grace plans to study mechanical engineering or Spanish at Baylor University or Western Washington University. Grace represents LD 17.Yaneri Garcia-Hernandez is a senior at Vancouver iTech Preparatory. Yanerie plans to study neuroscience at Washington State University – Vancouver. Yanerie represents LD 49.YakimaZachariah Coscarart is a senior at Eisenhower High School. Zachariah plans to study computer science at Washington State University. Zachariah represents LD 14.Carter Martinez is a senior at Eisenhower High School. Carter plans to study biochemistry at the University of Washington. Carter represents LD 15.
National essay contest will award three winners with $1,000 for their school library and a Kindle FireThe Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) Kid’s Corner is hosting a special winter essay contest to encourage students to read during winter vacation.Students in grades 3-12 attending a public or private school in the U.S. are invited to participate in the contest. To enter, students must read a book listed under their corresponding grade level and tell CLF through their essay how the main character grows and changes from the beginning to the end of the story.Winning essay-writers will receive $1,000 for his or her school library and a Kindle Fire for themselves.“There’s no better way to spend winter vacation than reading a good book outside of your regular school work,” said Kyra Citron, director of Kid’s Corner. “We’re excited to receive many insightful and talented essays from students around the country.”Reading for grades 3-5 includes:“The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian SelznickReading for grades 6-8 includes:“The House of the Scorpion” by Nancy Farmer“Eragon, Book 1” by Christopher PaoliniReading for high school students includes:“Legend, Book 1” by Marie Lu“The Maze Runner, Book 1” by James DashnerCLF’s Kid’s Corner strives to encourage kids not only have a voice, but a role in helping better their community. Kid’s Corner is run by kids for kids, placing the power of change directly in their capable hands. Every child is invited to join with CLF and become a grant maker by telling the organization which nonprofit organizations are important to them and how CLF can help.Eligible students must be in grades 3-12 in the 2014-2015 school year. Essays must be typed and emailed to [email protected] by Jan. 30, 2015. More information is available at www.charleslafitte.org/kids-corner.The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research and issues, and the arts. The foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact. In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations. For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit www.charleslafitte.org.
It didn’t take the Nelson Leafs long to find a skipper to replace Dave McLellan, who unexpectedly resigned earlier this week.Nelson Leafs Hockey Society president John Dooley said the Heritage City franchise has turned to former coach Mario DiBella to right the rudderless ship of the once-mighty Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.The decision came five days after the Leaf board decided to part ways with former coach and GM, Dave McLellan and assistant coach Greg Andrusak.”We felt Mario had experience with the organization as a previous coach and also coached at the (BC Hockey) Major Midget program so he new a lot of the kids locally and from the area,” Leaf president John Dooley told The Nelson Daily Sunday.”We felt (Mario) was in line with the values we have for the team and was the right person for the job,” Dooley adds.DiBella, 59, takes over the team’s Head Coach and General Manager positions, effective immediately.Dooley said everyone, including Sean Dooley and Stathis Dimopolus, two assistant coaches that remained with the team for the final game in Spokane Wednesday before the Christmas break, have been put on notice they may, or may not, return to the Leafs as DiBella now is tasked with the decision to put his support group together.Dooley said other people came forward, but it was DiBella, a pillar in Nelson’s hockey community, that showed the most interest. “Some other people said they were interested but we didn’t get much more from them,” Dooley explained. “When Mario put his name forward we met with him and made the decision (today).”DiBella, owner and operator of Martech Electrical Systems and Marwest Industries as well as an active supporter of minor sports in Nelson, must right a Leaf ship that lost 15 of 18 games since October 31.Nelson currently sits in fourth spot in the Murdoch Division with a 14-19-0-0-1 record, three points behind third-place Grand Forks Border Bruins and trails division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks by 17 points.DiBella comes to the Leafs with experience in the KIJHL, having coached the Leafs from 2000-2002.But he brings so much more to the team having been part of various levels from BC High Performance Zone, Provincial Camps for Team BC and Team Pacific to Head Coach of the Major Midget Kootenay Ice and the local BC Hockey Female AAA team, Kootenay Wildcats — now the Kootenay Wild. DiBella has also scouted for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Westside Warriors in the BC Hockey League and the Melville Millionaires in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.DiBella is a Mentor Skills Instructor for Hockey Canada and is accredited with Hockey Canada’s Advanced Coaching certification. Before making the leap in to coaching, DiBella played for the Nelson Junior Maple Leafs, Penticton Broncos (BCHL), Grand Forks Border Bruins, Taber Golden Suns (AJHL) before completing his competitive career as netminder for Nelson Maple Leafs of the Western International Junior Hockey League.He was a two time first team all-star in the KIJHL and led the league in goals against average in the 1983 season with the senior Leafs. He has received several coaching recognition awards and has been instrumental in developing local players both in the male and female categories.”Mario’s job is to put his group together and more forward from here to a positive second half of the season,” Dooley said.”We want him to bring structure back to this program. . .. To focus on the development of players and education and relations within the community.”Values we believe in as a board.” DiBella’s first game at the helm will be December 30th against the Beaver Valley Nighthawks in Fruitvale.The first home game is the annual New Year’s Eve contest against the Nitehawks December 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
BEJARANO GUIDES FAVORED ROYAL ALBERT HALL TO 1 ¼ LENGTHS WIN IN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, ENGLISH-BRED GELDING GETS FIRST STATESIDE WIN BY COVERING 1 ¼ MILES IN 1:59.90
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 25, 2016)–With a powerful late kick, English-bred Royal Albert Hall broke an 11-game losing streak by taking Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Conditioned by Doug O’Neill, who with the win, went one-up in the trainer standings over Phil D’Amato, 28-27, the 4-year-old gelding got a mile and a quarter on turf in 1:59.90.Fourth with a quarter mile to run, favored “Royal Albert” angled three-wide turning for home and won as best at odds of 8-5 in a field of nine older horses.Owned by Steve Keh, Scott Knight, Mike Ryan and Westside Rentals.com, Royal Albert Hall paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.80.“He’s always shown plenty of ability since he first came to our barn (in late 2014),” said O’Neill assistant, Steve Rothblum. “He showed a lot of promise, so we kept running him against some of the best grass horses out here in stakes. Thankfully the owners were patient and even though he wasn’t winning, we ran up some money ($144,624 in 2015) with him. This race should be a good confidence builder.With the winner’s share of $34,800, Royal Albert Hall increased his earnings to $194,983. With Friday’s win, his overall mark now stands at 17-2-6-4.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Excessive Kid trailed the field heading into the far turn and finished up well to be second, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Cardiac.Off at 7-1, Excessive Kid paid $6.00 and $4.80.With Fernando Perez up, Cardiac showed the way to the five sixteenths pole, where he was overtaken narrowly by Dreaming of Gold, who he outran for third money. Off at 12-1, Cardiac paid $6.00 to show.(With the win, Bejarano now leads the recently sidelined Santiago Gonzalez 63-47 in the jockey standings).Fractions on the race were 22.53, 46.54, 1:10.89 and 1:35.28.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas 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.”
An appeal has been made following a criminal damage incident to a patrol car outside a local Garda station in Donegal. It is understood in the early hours of Saturday morning last, between 1:40am and 2:10am, considerable damaged was caused to a parked patrol vehicle outside Newtoncunningham’s Garda station.The car’s wing mirror was ripped off, causing serious damage to the driver’s door. Gardaí said one person, who has been recorded with CCTV, was involved in the incident.Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.Patrol car to be out of action following criminal damage incident in Newton was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)