Thurston Realtors Contribute $5000 to Thurston County Food Bank

first_imgFacebook301Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the  Thurston County Realtors AssociationLeaders from the Thurston County Realtors Association (TCRA) recently presented a $5000 check to Robert Coit, executive director of the Thurston County Food Bank at the non-profit’s new warehouse location on Mottman Road in Tumwater. The Realtors have contributed to the Food Bank annually for the last several years.The Thurston County Food Bank feeds families throughout the area all year long and depends on donations and volunteers.Coit told the Realtors that it was a significant contribution, the equivalent of approximately 2000 meals based on the calculations they use. He also expressed his appreciation for the organization that raised the money. “Realtors are a good representation of our small business community,” noted Coit. “They are generally independent and they are everywhere. That’s important to us because it is a good connection to the local community. And, Realtors are connected with homeowners, another important sector of our community. We like a broad range of support from a lot of different sectors. Groceries are an important sector and JBLM is an important sector and Realtors are an important sector.”The sizable Realtor check represented a portion of the proceeds from the trade organization’s annual golf tournament held in September of this year. The golf tournament was the organization’s 36th annual event of its kind, with real estate offices competing at Capitol City golf course in Olympia.Jerry Wilkins is the president of the Thurston County Realtors Association. Photo credit: Amore Studios“We are making the contribution to our Food Bank now to help area families with the holidays,” says TCRA president Jerry Wilkins. “It is one of the many ways we take part in this season of giving.” Earlier this year, Thurston Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) gave a $16,500 Housing Opportunity Grant to support SideWalk’s Rapid Rehousing program that helps those experiencing homelessness. On December 2, scores of local Realtors will be part of their annual “Ring Day”, ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army in front of area shops and on street corners. Then, on December 9, the organization will hold its Charity Wreath Auction where contributions of contributor-designed holiday wreaths raise money for charities throughout Thurston County.“Regardless of the times—whether the housing market is up or down, the economy is good or bad—Realtors have been committed to lending a helping hand anywhere we can in our communities,” said Wilkins about the association’s steady stream of giving. “This is where we plant our roots, work hard and where we chose to have our own homes. It is also where we help others find theirs.”The Thurston County REALTORS® Association of nearly 600 REALTOR® members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers and has been committed to protecting property rights and preserving the quality of life in Thurston County for more than 90 years.last_img read more

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Bale’s agent: “Most clubs don’t play in their league”

first_imgThe Tottenham offer: “There was no opportunity to return to Tottenham.”Few clubs can hire you: “Gareth is very happy. We are going to be realistic, most clubs do not play in his league. He likes his life and that his children are growing up in Madrid. Everything is not money. It’s his life, his lifestyle and its time. “In Madrid they are not worried: “We have talked to Real Madrid and they know what is happening. It feels an important part of Real Madrid.”Criticisms in Spain: “Unfortunately they talk about their lifestyle, that they don’t speak Spanish … it’s the perfect goal for them and that’s wrong. He is one of the two or three best players that have come from Britain. They don’t talk about the good things . I don’t like them making jokes. “Discard the Chinese league by the salary limit: “It’s not a good time to go to China (with laughter). In two and a half years your contract ends and we will decide what we will do.” Gareth Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, the station has spoken live TalkSport with Jamie O’Hara Y Alan Brazil about the situation of the player of Real Madrid. The Welsh agent complains about the treatment received in Spain, since he considers that people are poorly informed about their lifestyle. He assures that the player wants to fulfill his contract in the Spanish capital and that in two and a half years they will rethink the future. Without giving details, he spoke directly of Tottenham and the alleged offer of the last market day, and also ruled out leaving the Chinese league now that the salary cap is going to be set at two million euros. Bale’s situation: “Most people do not know what is really happening. It bothers me because nobody has a clue what he is talking about. It is not up to me. He has two more years of contract, has a woman, three children and is accommodated in Madrid.” .center_img elevenlast_img read more

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Hazard, part two – AS.com

first_imgBegin to on the bench of a team with four places permanently in the air, those who go, from back to front, from Casemiro to Benzema. There are plenty of candidates and speculations: Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Isco, James, Vinicius, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Rodrygo … Kroos, who didn’t play in Pamplona, ​​seems safe. Upward move Valverde, Modric, Isco and Vinicius and down, Lucas, Brahim, Rodrygo, James and Bale. The last two, although the Welshman entered the list, are on the border of the lost case. The Celtic escaped from the area of decline with a goal of Pione Sisto against Sevilla in the discount last Sunday. It was the second victory of Oscar Garcia, that relieved Fran Write after four consecutive losses, and that has not improved to the team in the table. Far from Vigo has won a match and has only been imposed on Madrid in one of the last thirteen matches. Pinta, as he did at Camp Nou and in Mestalla, which will be protected with a five defense at the expense of one of the three points.Casemiro, Benzema and four moreFocus of the match, in any case, will be in Hazard, with which Zidane has gone slowly. The Belgian was injured on November 26, in match against PSG, and has been 82 days off when, in principle, it was not going to be two weeks. Hazard was the great signing of Madrid in summer, but it has been almost unpublished. Out of shape and overweight, it took two months to take off and score his first goal. He has only been able to play thirteen games with Madrid and the club sees in him his great winter signing. The Celtic have the 52% possession in this league, sum 501 passes per game, only Madrid and Barça you overcome in short game, its workforce is the tenth in market value and its budget, the eleventh. None of these traits corresponds to its aninth last in the table, which is not temporary. Of the last 13 days, in eleven has been in positions of decline. And the last course was threatened until the end after going through the hands of three technicians. “We’ve been killing coaches,” he said then Iago Áspas, what happened two and a half months injured, dramatic mishap for the Vigo team. His return was therapeutic: he scored ten goals between March and May and saved the team. He finished with 21 the course. In this season he only has eight (follow the game live on As.com).Alone Messi admit comparison with Blades in terms of dependence within a equipment. And no recent signing window has finished that. The Celtic lost to Maxi in summer, but it incorporated four players of a certain shaft: Mina, Toro Fernández, Rafinha Y Denis Suarez. They have not turned out. The first has only scored four goals; the second one; the third begins now the comeback, and the fourth, author of a single goal, has not started since November 29 in the League and has not played a minute in the last two games. In winter they have arrived Murillo, who had previously played in five Spanish teams and who has recovered in time from a sprained ankle, Brdaric Y Smolov, gunner who knew better times. Twice the top scorer and three best player of the Russian League, its star went out in the 2018 World Cup In fact, he only played 43 minutes in the last year with his team. Already played against Valencia and Seville and today he will be in the Bernabéu forming a couple with Aspas. Hugo Mallo, sanctioned, is the only notable casualty.last_img read more

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Brutal Game 1 loss ‘lit a fire’ in Beermen to even finals series, says Lassiter

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Beermen showed no remorse in Game 2 coming away with a devastating 134-109 victory to tie the series up at 1-1, and shooting guard Marcio Lassiter said their first game defeat left a bitter memory within them.READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2FEATURED 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’“It lit a fire in us and we want to keep making sure that we will bring a lot of intensity for Game 3,” said Lassiter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We won and we didn’t want to be in a hole.”The Beermen, with the dreadful Game 1 loss serving as a fresh memory, immediately jumped off the gates in the first quarter building a 21-10 lead off the back of four early steals. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ View comments Cone expects rest of PBA Finals to be ‘chippier’ after testy Game 2 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s brutal 127-99 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals was the Beermen’s worst defeat in the championship round since it lost 146-111 to the Gin Kings in the 2007 Philippine Cup.It was a win that got chalked under the Gin Kings’ name, but it proved to be a prelude for the Beermen’s merciless vengeance.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? San Miguel pushed the offense further in second quarter outscoring the Gin Kings, 41-23, in the period for a 75-46 lead heading into the break.Lassiter, who was just one of five Beermen to score at least 20 points, said they felt embarrassed after Game 1 that they vowed to never repeat the same mistakes they did.“We were more focused. We didn’t come out as focused in Game 1 and we really came out focused today,” said Lassiter who finished with 20 points and five assists. “We don’t want to be in a hole and down 0-2 is not a good hole to be in.”“We knew this game meant a lot to us and we want to even the series.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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College ball lacks a flurry of action

first_img Crossword puzzle. Trail mix and water. Cell phone to maintain contact with the outside world. Laptop computer. Even though it has only three hours of battery life, we can get a start on that screenplay. College baseball already is tedious. And to play two? Not even Ernie Banks would have advocated that. “Doubleheaders,” Cal State San Bernardino coach Don Parnell said with a sigh. “Players don’t like to play them, umps don’t like to work ’em, fans don’t want to watch. So why play them?” He answered his own question. “Because they’re administratively advantageous. There’s some cost savings, I guess.” Big-league doubleheaders have disappeared for a reason. Because owners don’t like selling two games for the price of one. But also because fans don’t have the attention spans to stay with two games in one sitting. College ball, especially at the Division II and III levels, still schedules twinbills with numbing frequency. Take the Coyotes’ pair with Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. Please. About the time it takes to drive from the Inland Empire to Las Vegas – and back. “It’s a full day,” Cal State outfielder Justin Roberson agreed, smiling. “You play nine, you get that half-hour off, then you’ve got to psyche yourself back up to go out and play seven more. And try not to spend too much time on Cloud 9 out there in the outfield.” Luckily, the second game is only seven innings. Luckily, the Coyotes and Otters played fairly crisp, low-scoring games, certainly by college standards, San Bernardino earning a 6-4, 9-3 sweep. Game times: 2:48 for Game 1, 2:05 for Game 2. College ball can be painfully drawn out. Too many cheap hits with those metal bats. Too many walks from pitchers afraid to throw strikes. Too many errors, too many pitching changes. Next thing you know you’re on the high side of three hours – as San Bernardino was in its first six nine-inning games this season. Actually, we’re impressed college guys still want to be part of all this. What with growing up in a microwaveable, text-messaging, instant- gratification world. Everything stodgy ol’ baseball is not. “We love the game that much,” Roberson said. “It does seem kind of slow, at times,” Coyotes pitcher Toph Grenfell said. “But if you enjoy the competition …” Ask the Coyotes and Otters how they spent their Presidents Day weekend, and they’ll say, “Well, I played baseball.” Nine innings Friday. Sixteen on Saturday. Nine more today. Played at the college-game crawl. Cal State’s players were at the ballpark at 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Game 2 ended at 4:31 p.m., with the lights on. “I’m gonna get something to eat and go sleep,” Roberson said. Because he has to be on the field at 9:45 a.m. today for a noon game with Monterey. Many (most?) modern ballplayers concede they prefer other sports to baseball. Roberson likes basketball better. If he were 6-foot-8? “I’d be outta here,” he said with a smile. Grenfell prefers football; he played safety for two years at Chaffey College and two more at Montana State. “Not as much sitting around,” he said. But baseball still has its attractions. The nuances. The strategy. Even though it requires enormous time commitments. Three-hour practices several days a week. Three-hour-plus games three days a week. Fifty-six games in a season. More, if you make the playoffs. And remember, you have to go to class, too, to play “college” baseball. “If you’re a good student, well organized, you can do it,” Parnell said. “If you’re young and trying to figure it out, classes can be an issue.” It’s a miracle any of these guys stay eligible. Not to mention awake during the slow parts of a doubleheader on a warm Saturday afternoon. “Their dedication and attention span is the same now as when I started here, 16 years ago,” Parnell said. “They can keep their concentration through the down time.” Which is good. Because Cal State will be playing two again on March 3. And on March 10, 17, 24 … Bring plenty of sunflower seeds. A thermos of strong coffee. Maybe the iPod. And a Russian novel … Paul Oberjuerge check out his blog at sbsun.com/sports. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Our college baseball doubleheader survival kit: Reading material. last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho’s Facebook Year In Review video is brilliant!

first_imgDISCLAIMER: This video is about as genuine as Dr Eva Carneiro’s respect for Mourinho.It’s been a year of two halves for Jose Mourinho.After winning the league title in May, no-one would have expected the Special One to be out of a job just in time for Christmas.It’s also that time of year where Facebook create handy ‘Year in Review’ videos, so talkSPORT have made one on behalf of Jose, for his rollercoaster 2015.We will miss you Jose!For the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!FIND OUT HOW FANS REACTED TO MOURINHO’S SACKING HERE.last_img

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Lille chief confirms Premier League interest in Manchester United-linked Sofiane Boufal

first_img1 Sofiane Boufal Manchester United’s hopes of signing Sofiane Boufal this summer have been boosted after Lille revealed Juventus and Inter Milan have made no offers.?The attacking midfielder has shone in Ligue 1 this season and has six goals to his name so far.Juventus and Inter Milan have been tracking the 22-year-old since the summer, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also interested.Manchester United considered a January move for Boufal, but opted to wait until the summer.It was feared that delay could allow the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan to swoop in, but Lille’s sporting director Jean-Michel Vandamme says no bids have been made.“Inter and Juve have made no official offers so far,” said Vandamme.“They only probed with our intermediaries, the agents from Italy, Germany, Spain and England.“Boufal costs at least €20m, that’s the minimum. In January it was impossible for him to be sold. We’re not a club that sells in the winter window.“In June there’s a possibility that he may leave, though there are Premier League clubs after him too.“I think the Italian clubs had better beat that competition by negotiating now.”last_img read more

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ARMED GANG TIE UP STAFF IN RAID ON KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

first_imgGardai are hunting an armed gang after a vicious raid on the KFC fast-food outlet in Bundoran.Staff were threatened with a large knife and a claw hammer after two men entered the premises at Single Street just before 11pm.Staff were tied up and locked in a room and could not raise the alarm for more than an hour. The gang took a substantial amount of money from the premises and escaped in a staff member’s car.The car was a silver Vauxhall Astra car, registration number WNO4BXY, and it has still not been located.Inspector Denis Joyce of Bundoran Garda Station described the raid as a very serious crime which left staff members of KFC very traumatised.“This was a very serious crime and we would like to hear from anybody who may have seen anybody in and around the KFC premises at this time. “We still do not know if these people arrived on foot or if they were dropped off.“The staff were left very traumatised after being locked in a room for more than an hour. A knife and a hammer were also used and that is a very serious matter.“We would appeal to anybody who may have seen anything including the whereabouts of the silver Vauxhall car to contact us,” he said.EndsARMED GANG TIE UP STAFF IN RAID ON KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN was last modified: April 27th, 2011 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:bundoranKFCrobberylast_img read more

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Rhine Named to CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team

first_imgSara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named to the 2017-18 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic CoSIDA Academic All-America® Third Team, the organization announced Monday, March 12. The CoSIDA Academic All-American® Women’s Basketball Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. It is the first CoSIDA All-American selection for Drake since Lindsay Whorton in 2008. Rhine is an elementary education major who holds a 4.00 grade point average. To qualify for the COSIDA Academic All-District team, a nominee must hold a cumulative 3.30 grade point average, must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games.Print Friendly Version This year, Rhine has played in 31 games, averages 15.5 points per game while shooting a MVC-leading 58.0 percent from the floor and pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game. Last week, Rhine was voted the Missouri Valley Conference Sixth Player of the Year award and the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and she was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the first time in her career. She helped lead Drake to its second-straight MVC tournament title and she was selected to the MVC All-Tournament team for her outstanding play in the three games. Along with being picked to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team she collected a league-high five MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards and was chosen to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.center_img Rhine is one of the most accurate shooters in MVC and program history with a 58.9 percent career clip, which ranks third all-time at Drake and sixth all-time in the MVC. She recently surpassed the 1,000-career point mark in the MVC Tournament. Rhine was named MVC Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year and earned All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades following her freshman season.last_img read more

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JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS

first_imgA GAOTH DOBHAIR company has won a major new contract to supply specialist lifejackets to the fishing industry – with more jobs on the way.Sioen, a specialist uniform manufacturer based at the business park in Derrybeg, has been awarded a €1.5M contract by Bord Iascaigh Mhara to supply the commercial fishing industry with automatic lifejackets over the next five years.The jackets will make it easier to locate fishermen who get into difficulty. They are fitted with specialist beacons. John Sheamais ó Fearraigh Sinn Fein told Donegal Daily: “Many Families over the years have lost loved ones in this industry, and with this modern technology many lives will be saved in the future.“The contract worth over €1.5 million in supplying over 4,000 fishermen over 5 years will secure the current staff in employment and with now an opportunity to employ additional staff in 2014, which is a huge benefit to the local economy.”He added: “The Gaoth Dobhair area like many other areas in the county has been hit hard with the recession and emigration,of our youth.“I also hope that this can be opened out not to just the fishing industry but the leisure crafts that take to the seas around Ireland on a daily basis. “Deputy Pearse Doherty raised this issue in the Dail in June of 2013 to make personal locator beacons mandatory after another tragedy off the east coast of Ireland.” JOBS BOOST AS DONEGAL COMPANY WINS €1.5M CONTRACT TO SUPPLY LIFEJACKETS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:contractdonegalDonegal DailyGaoth Dobhairjobs boostlifejacketsSioenlast_img read more

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