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Antiques Appraisals at the 2013 Thurston County Fair

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Thurston County Fair OfficeAntiques Appraisals at the 2013 Thurston County FairEnter online today for appraisal event Aug. 2                                           It’s time to clean up those collectibles and dust off those antiques because the Antiques Appraisal event is back again this year at the Thurston County Fair.   Entries are being accepted now for the antiques appraisal event on Friday, August 2 at 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall when a professional appraiser will examine and evaluate each of the pieces. There is no fee to enter an antique or collectible item for appraisal, but all antiques owners must be present at the August 2 event and pay gate admission for the fair.   Submit your item and its story using the online form here.All antiques appraisal items must be delivered to Heritage Hall at the Thurston County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 28 for display during the fair. Fairgoers will not have access to the display stage, and most items, depending on their size, will be kept in locked cases. No guns or other weapons will be accepted.For more information on the antiques appraisal event, contact Ann Shipley at (360) 791-6086 or at For more information about other events at the 2013 Thurston County Fair, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit our website here.“Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!July 31 – August 4, 2013last_img read more

Works on new Leguan Stelling to commence in 2019

first_imgConstruction work on the new Leguan Stelling in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is slated to commence next year, according to the Public Infrastructure Ministry.In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry noted that this project is in keeping with its national commitments.Residents and passengers in Leguan are being assured that during the construction period of the project, there will be no change to the existing vessel schedules.“At this time, all arrangements are therefore being finalised by the Ministry to ensure that there are no disruptions to the current operations at Leguan, and to further facilitate a smooth construction period for the provision of this new stellingSome of the rotted wooden supports, as well as the loose decking and panels of the stellingto residents and commuters,” the Public Infrastructure Ministry posited.Back in July, the Ministry announced that the dilapidated stelling was on the list for pending rehabilitative works. Then in September, Government revealed that a contract, to the tune of $413.2 million, was awarded to Maraj Contracting Services.This project comes on the heels of outcry from residents on the island in the Essequibo River on the state of the facility. In fact, Guyana Times visited Leguan in July, one week before the Ministry’s announcement, where residents were up in arms over the condition of the stelling among other things on the island.The timber planks supporting the stelling have rotted, making residents fearful since heavy vehicles traverse the stelling. In addition, the decking is loose and uneven, with rails hanging on to literally nothing at certain sections on the ramp.At that time, an outspoken resident, Hans Buer, had indicated that the issue was raised with Minister Patterson on several occasions, which resulted in the Minister responding to him on social media promising to have it fixed. Buer said the stelling has been in that deplorable state for over one and a half years and was rapidly deteriorating, but no system was being put in place to have it addressed.The residents also indicated that a concrete-post and wood-decking stelling served no purpose; hence, they were calling for a fully concrete stelling, noting that it would last longer with little to no repairs.“Laden vehicles cannot use the lower ramp because it will fall out. The decking is unlevelled. You can fall. When the boat come in at nights, it is horrible, because the stelling has no lights, passengers fall over the little rails and some of the boards on the decking have holes,” Buer noted.Guyana Times was also told that in addition to the loose decking and rotten posts, the lower ramp used to load laden vehicles onto the ferry was in such a deplorable state that vehicles were unable to access it.Vehicles have to wait until the tide is high enough for them to access the high ramp to load or offload, which affects the business community, since critical goods could not be delivered in time and farmers’ produce would perish.last_img read more

Consumers wary about spending

first_imgEarlier this week the Commerce Department reported that inflation-adjusted consumer spending was its weakest since September 2005, after two massive hurricanes slammed into the Gulf Coast, disrupting oil supplies and sending gas prices skyrocketing. Also this week, all the major auto makers reported sales declines for April, with U.S. light vehicle sales falling 7.6 percent compared with April 2006. Even Japanese carmakers like Toyota, which have steadily been grabbing market share from U.S. auto companies, were hurt by the sales drop that many blamed on rising gas prices and the slump in housing. Last month, the New York-based Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 104.0 in April, down from a revised 108.2 in March. The April reading was the lowest since August, when the index was at 100.2. The Labor Department said growth in worker productivity and wages slowed in the first three months of this year. And Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, said that April’s selling environment will be tough. Rival Target Corp. also said its April sales were coming in “much weaker” than expected. SAN DIEGO – Craig Gardner is eating at home more to save a few bucks. He cringes at paying $100 to fill his truck with gasoline, so he no longer drives with a full tank. The 30-year-old National Guardsman from Fayetteville, Ark., has taken the cost-cutting measures even though he is earning – and spending – more money than he was a year ago. Consumers such as Gardner are showing flashes of frugality as high gasoline prices and shrinking home equity make shoppers count every penny. Among the worrisome signposts are: It’s hardly all gloom and doom for consumers, though, and some analysts say the wariness has yet to trigger alarms about a broader economic downturn. Personal income rose a healthy 0.7 percent in March. And while the Labor Department reported Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in April on sluggish jobs growth, it was a small uptick from March’s 4.4 percent rate, which matched a five-year low. “We expect some deceleration in consumer spending but the consumer will continue to be the mainstay of the U.S. economy,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at consulting firm Global Insight. He predicts consumer spending will grow about 2 percent in the second quarter. The weakness may be limited to certain industries, like autos or construction, and to specific companies, some analysts argue. Circuit City Stores Inc. blamed poor television sales for an anticipated first-quarter loss, and Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc. recently said it was closing 49 of its 153 stores. But both electronics retailers have struggled against larger, nimbler rivals Best Buy Co. and Wal-Mart. Auto sales plunged because manufacturers aren’t making the right cars, not because home prices are slumping, said Joseph Brusuelas, chief U.S. economist at IDEAglobal, a research firm. “Consumers are buying plenty, it’s just that they no longer want to buy the fuel-inefficient cars that Detroit makes,” he said. Gas prices hovering around $3 a gallon nationwide for regular are causing some consumers to change their habits.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

Men’s Tennis Suffers First Loss of 2019 Season to No. 13 Oklahoma

first_imgVinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) and Barny Thorold (Loughborough, England) fell 6-1 in the No. 1 doubles match to Papa/Van Emburgh. Calum MacGeoch (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Tom Hands (Fulbourn, Scotland) then dropped a close No. 3 match 6-4 to Tsorotiotis/Bakshi as the Sooners took the point. HTML Box Score PDF Box Score Next Game: Singles competition1. Jake Van Emburgh (OU) vs. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-2, unfinished2. Alex Bakshi (OU) vs. Barny Thorold (DU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished3. Ferran Calvo (OU) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-3, 6-34. Jochen Bertsch (OU) vs. Bayo Philips (DU) 7-6 (7-4), 4-1, unfinished5. Stefano Tsorotiotis (OU) def. Calum MacGeoch (DU) 6-2, 6-06. Mason Beiler (OU) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-3, 6-2 Oklahoma (5-0) then won the No. 5, 6 and 3 singles match to clinch the win over Drake (4-1). The Bulldogs will play Vanderbilt, Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in the consolation match of the ITA Kickoff event. NORMAN, Okla. –The Drake University men’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2019 season Saturday at No. 13 Oklahoma 4-0 in the 2019 ITA Kickoff Weekend. Drake vs OUJan 26, 2019 at Norman, Okla.(Headington Family Tennis Center)#13 Oklahoma 4, Drake 0 Watch Livecenter_img Preview Match Notes:Drake 4-1OU 5-0; National ranking #13Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,6,3) Print Friendly Version Live Stats Story Links vs. Vanderbilt 1/27/2019 – 10 a.m. Doubles competition1. Spencer Papa/Jake Van Emburgh (OU) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-12. Ferran Calvo/Mason Beiler (OU) vs. Bayo Philips/Finley Hall (DU) 5-4, unfinished3. Stefano Tsorotiotis/Alex Bakshi (OU) def. Calum MacGeoch/Tom Hands (DU) 6-4 Full Schedule Roster last_img read more


first_imgThe action continued at Finn Valley AC today as 600 students from secondary schools in the North West enjoyed the cross country races.Today saw the end of a successful two day programme that had a huge involvement of 1400 people. This was a very encouraging and enthusiastic turnout and indicates that such a project outline could be rolled out nationally, says Club Founder Patsy McGonagle.Thanks were expressed to the Finn Valley club members that delivered a well organised meeting based on a positive response to an invitation for schools from Tyrone, Donegal, Sligo and Derry to get involved. RESULTS1st Year GirlsName                                                         SchoolLaura Crossan                               Loreto, LetterkennyAmy Boyle Carr                              GlentiesSinead Browne                              St ColumbasSinead Gallagher                           St ColumbasRachel Tinney                                Loreto, LetterkennyNiamh Sweeney                                      St ColumbasAoife McGrath                               Loreta, OmaghZoe Kelly                                       St ColumbasMaria O’Hagan                               Loreta, OmaghNikea McGovern                                 RossesTeam Results1. St Columba’s College Stranorlar      13pts 2. Loreta College, Omagh                             27pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              62pts1st Year BoysName                                                         SchoolSean Corry                                    Omagh CBSBen Carr                                        Loreto Community, MilfordCathir Donnelly                             Omagh CBSAdam McCrudden                          Crana CollegeMathew Murnaghan                       Drmuragh CollegeJack Moore                                    Sacred Heart, OmaghGorbhan McKenney                       Sacred Heart, OmaghRonan Hollywood                           Omagh CBSJoseph McGovern                          Drumragh CollegeMichael Doherty                                 Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaTeam Results 1. Omagh CBS                                   12pts2. Drumragh Intergrated College        45pts3. Summerhill College, Sligo               46pts2nd Year Girls Name                                                         SchoolCáelainn McQuaid                         Sacred Heart OmaghEllen McGeough                                      Sligo GrammerShannon Craig                              Royal & PriorCoblaith McKenne                          Sacred Heart OmaghSaskia Boyle                                  RossesEdaoin O’Raw                                Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaMorgan Owens                              Sacred Heart OmaghMaia Monaghan                                      Loreto OmaghClare Murray                                 Loreto Grammer OmaghClaire Doherty                                    Convent Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaTeam Results1. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  12pts2. Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana                            29pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              44pts2nd Year BoysName                                                         SchoolBryan McNamee                                      Deele CollegeAaoran McGlynn                                      BallinamoreMichael Mullin                               Sacred Heart, OmaghNoel McLaughlin                                      St Columb’s College, DerryOrdhan Rodgers                                      P.S.G. GweedoreJack McLaughlin                                      St Columb’s College, DerryJoseph Doherty                             St Eunan’s, LetterkennyCalvin O’Brien                               Finn Valley CollegeMarcus McElroy                             Omagh Boys SchoolConor Farrell                                      St Eunan’sTeam Results1. Crana College, Buncrana                40pts2. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  43pts3. Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana                            52pts3rd Year GirlsName                                                         SchoolTonie Moore                                  Sacred Heart OmaghChristine Russell                            Royal & PriorMary Teresa Doherty                     Crana CollegeAideen Casley                               Loreto, OmaghAlison Higgins                               Colaiste Alligh, LetterkennyAobhinn McHugh                           Loreto, OmaghRoisin Devlin                                 Loreto Grammer School, OmaghLaura Lee Penrose                         Sacred Heart OmaghOrlaith Fogarty                              Royal & PriorCiaria Finnegan                                  Coláiste Alligh, LetterkennyTeam Results1. Loreta College, Omagh                             17pts2. Rosses Community School              48pts3. Pobal Scoil, Gaoth Dobhair              51pts3rd Year BoysName                                                         SchoolJack O’Neill                                    Sacred Heart OmaghPauric Patton                                 St ColumbasOisin Donnelly                               C.B.S OmaghOdhran Rafferty                                      C.B.S. OmaghDonal Farren                                 St Eunan’sEoghan Keenan                                      C.B.S. OmaghJacob Corry                                   C.B.S. OmaghKiernan McMurray                         Summer Hill CollegeAlan McGinley                               Royal & PriorEoin Bradley                                       C.B.S. OmaghTeam ResultsC.B.S. Omagh                                13pts2. Crana College, Buncrana                57pts3. Rosses Community School              63ptsSenior GirlsName                                                         SchoolEilish Flanaghan                                     Sacred Heart OmaghKaren Gallagher                                      Royal & PriorRoisin Flanaghan                           Sacred Heart OmaghKirsty McElwaine                           Coláiste Alligh, LetterkennyAine McGrath                                Sacred Heart OmaghKathleen O’Donnell                        P.S.G. GweedoreEmer Kelly                                     Loreta Grammer OmaghMichaela Morris                             Loreta Grammer OmaghTara O’Donnell                              P.S.G. GweedoreCatherine Cunnigham                        Loreta Grammer SchoolTeam Results1. Sacred Heart College, Omagh                  9pts2. Loreta College, Omagh                             25pts3. Pobal Scoil Gaoth Dobhair               36ptsSenior BoysName                                                         SchoolOisin Gallen                                   St Columba’s CollegeDayle Gallagher                                      BallinamoreJack Boyle                                     R.C.SBrendan Collins                                       C.B.S. OmaghJack McBride                                 St Columba’s CollegeDavid Gormley                              C.B.S. OmaghMark McPaul                                  Errigal CollegeNathan O’Neill                               Drumragh, OmaghEnda McBride                                St Eunan’s CollegeCiaran Curran                                    Drumragh, OmaghTeam ResultsSt Columba’s College, Stranorlar    16pts2. C.B.S. Omagh                                21pts3. Rosses Community School              38pts RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL: INVITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:INVITATION SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY AT FINN VALLEYlast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: This is how some accidents happen. A rogue – and possibly drunk – motorist pulls into a busy lane of traffic, and almost causes a smash.A Donegal Daily reader, with camera mounted on the dashboard, recorded this incident this evening.He was driving up towards Mountain Top in Letterkenny.Click play to see what happens next…… DDTV: VIDEO OF CRAZY DRIVER ALMOST CAUSING A CRASH IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 21st, 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:crazy drivingDDTVdonegalletterkennyvideolast_img read more

Buy a brick campaign to aid Falcarragh hall and astro turf development

first_imgCoiste Forbartha An Fhál Carraigh will this weekend launch a Buy A Brick campaign to raise much needed funds to complete the work of building the new hall and astro turf which is currently under way.They have received some goverment funding towards the cost of the project but will need to fund raise to complete the project.It is hoped that this campaign will enable all the community at home and overseas to play their part in contributing to the building of better facilities for all the people, young and old in the Parish.The group are asking people who may have relatives abroad to let them know of this campaign.All the details can be had on the facebook page Falcarragh Parish Development page on or email or Phone 0866031176.The purchase of the bricks can be done online securely via PayPal.In return for your donation your name or your family name will appear on a brick on the hall wall.Order Forms will also be made available in all outlets in the commuity and can be got from the committe.Sponsorship of a Brick costs €100.Buy a brick campaign to aid Falcarragh hall and astro turf development was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Can Logan Couture’s newest linemate help jump-start his season?

first_imgSAN JOSE — Logan Couture wore a look of exasperation on Oct. 27 after the Sharks’ season had reached a new low.“We’ve got to score some more goals,” Couture said after the Sharks’ 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. “We’re 12 games in and I can’t be sitting at one goal.”From that point until earlier this week, Couture — a first-year captain — had been carrying not only the burden of what’s been a disappointing season so far for the Sharks, but also a personal extended goal drought, one of the …last_img read more

Italy Waffles on School Darwinism

first_imgIt’s not just an American thing; the politicians and scientists in Italy, also, are polarizing around Darwin.  The education ministry just dropped a requirement to teach evolution in elementary and middle schools as part of a major overhaul of education guidelines.  A news brief in the April 28 issue of Science1 claims that pressure “may” be coming from the “far-right” Alleanza Nationale, part of the ruling coalition government.  Earlier this year, it sponsored an “Anti-evolution week” in which a spokesman called evolution the “hegemony of the Left” in Europe and the “antechamber of Marxism”    The backlash by “leading scientists” was strong and predictable, reported Access Research Network.  Rossella Lorenzi, writing in The Scientist, said that Darwin was back in school the next day, after the minister of education was inundated by letters and emails.  Letizia Moratti alleged that it was “absolutely false” that evolution had been banned from primary and secondary schools; she reassured the press that evolution will be taught starting in primary school.  She even appointed a committee of scientists to provide guidelines for the teaching of evolution.    One of the pro-evolution scientists is organizing a “Darwin week” in June, “in which universities and natural history museums across Italy will hold seminars on teaching evolution.”  Science points out that the Roman Catholic Church has “no objections” to Darwinism, but quips, “As visitors to the Sistine Chapel can see, Italy has a long history of creationism.”    Meanwhile, back in cowboy country, the evolution wars are still raging in Darby, Montana (see 02/27/2004 entry).  The “objective origins policy,” that allows for criticisms of Darwinism without offering up alternatives, has divided the community.  According to The Ravalli Republic, it’s coming down to the outcome of the next school board elections.1“Darwin in Italy,” Random Samples, Science, Volume 304, Number 5671, Issue of 30 April 2004.Interesting that the Italians can connect the dots between Darwin and Marx, but American scientists pretend evolution is religiously neutral.  Also notice that Science treats Darwinism and evolution as synonymous.  Some evolutionists try to wriggle out of that connection and claim that Darwinism only refers to one discredited mechanism of evolution.  Is Darwinism really the hegemony of the Left?  We need a research project to see how many hard line Darwinists are also leftists.  Bets are the correlation would be high.  Most editorials that touch on politics in the elitist science journals usually show a distinctly anti-conservative, liberal-left slant.  Even this article didn’t hesitate to label the anti-evolutionists “far-right” but avoided attributing the label “far-left” to the Darwin Party.  It is instructive to note that Charlie and his fallen angels were all radical leftists of their day.  Just a coincidence, presumably.  Also coincidental that Marxists idolized Charlie and closed churches, turning them into museums of atheism.    Science puts the usual spin on the controversy.  Creationism is linked with religion on the one hand, but in the same sentence the writer claims the “influential” Roman Catholic church has “no objections” to Darwinism.  Well, which way is it?  Michelangelo was Roman Catholic, and depicted God creating man instantly ex nihilo, not by millions of years of time and slime.  Another spin is claiming that “leading scientists” [read: Big-Science elitists] are leading the protest.  The reader is presumably left to deduce that all scientists accept evolution but only a few “far right” religiously-based politicians are against it.  The power of the Darwin Party is still formidable.  Sadly, the Italian government didn’t have the guts to stand up to their onslaught.  It not only caved in, but even gave them more than they had before: a Darwin-Party committee to oversee the teaching of evolution.  Anyone want to bet they will recommend “teaching the controversy”?    The news item says, “The government’s rationale, according to an education ministry official, was that students under 14 are far too young to be confronted with such complex material.”  Scientist-protestors countered that physics and mathematics are also difficult, but that doesn’t stop us from teaching those subjects.  Well, then, why do they use that same rationale, that teaching the controversy about Darwin is too complex and difficult for young minds?  A mind that can learn about gravity can just as easily comprehend the fact that Darwinism has major scientific problems.  Italy’s motherly-protection excuse is weak.  We suggest the opposite approach.  Tell the Marxist-Darwinist-Leftists that Italian children are too precocious and perceptive to be fed a diet of evolutionary just-so stories.    Maybe you thought Marxism went out of style when the Berlin wall fell.  As long as Darwinism is the hegemony of the Left, the Marxists are waiting in the antechamber.  Lest we forget, we should remember what Stalin, the would-be priest who became an atheist after reading Darwin’s abominable volume, did to the “creationists” of his day.  Read this account and you will see why the Italians have good cause for alarm.  It should be required reading during Anti-Evolution Week.(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

British firm calls on Cape Town

first_img5 February 2004One of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing insurance companies, the Budget Group, has announced that it will invest R100-million to set up a call centre in Cape Town.Western Cape Finance and Economic Development MEC Ebrahim Rasool said the investment would create 200 new direct jobs and contribute to the province’s five-year target of attracting R5-billion in new investment.Over 70 companies run 160 call centres in Cape Town, employing over 7 000 people directly, with thousands more jobs in support industries. Hot line from the CapeDial SA for service Telkom, Engen and Absa have long maintained call centre facilities in Cape Town servicing the domestic market. Cape Town also speaks to customers all over the globe for a number of outsource service providers.Active Contact Solutions was reportedly the first British outsource company to set up shop in Cape Town. The company has over 60 call centre seats in Cape Town servicing its UK customers. And last year, British company Dialogue UK put R20-million into a call centre in Cape Town.GlobalTeleSales, Lufthansa’s Cape Town call centre, was set by the German airline in 1999 to fulfill its “follow-the-sun” 24/365 phone channel strategy (“Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year”, the company boasts on its website.)Swiss-based outfit Mindpearl (formerly known as Qualiflyer Customer Care Centres) also runs a state-of-the-art facility in Cape Town.“Only last week, a new call centre opened in Bellville”, Rasool said. “It’s one of the first call centres handling incoming calls from Dutch consumers, using Afrikaans speakers who have received intensive language coaching in the Dutch language.”World-class service levels of call centre staff, time-zone compatibility with Europe, high rates of fluency in English, a (still) favourable exchange rate and an advanced telecommunications industry have all contributed to the growth of South Africa’s call centre industry.South Africa became an even more attractive location to set up these businesses when a second undersea fibre-optic telephone link with Europe, along the east coast of Africa, was established last year. Another fibre-optic link runs along Africa’s west coast. Dial SA for service reporterlast_img read more