14th Annual Summer’s End Car Show set for September 19

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyBobby Sox & the Jukebox will play from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the Summer’s End Car Show. Photo courtesy of The City of LaceyThe fact that summer is coming to an end is not all bad news! It means it’s time for the 14th Annual Summer’s End at Lacey Car Show.  Set for Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Huntamer Park, the show is open to all years/makes/models and past year’s have seen everything from a 1906 Holsman Horseless Carriage to a 2013 Tesla!   We also welcome motorcycles.In addition to all the cool vehicles to see, there will be a variety of vendors (food, crafts, commercial)and the Lacey Sunrise Lions provide car related games including the piston toss, lug nut challenge and the fan belt toss for kids and adults to participate in.  Live music will be provided by the oldies band Bobby Sox and the Juke box from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Car entries receive a good bag with a commemorative dash plaque (to the first 200) along with a photo of their car taken at the entrance.  In addition they contend for 50 different awards. Also, the winner of Show Favorite will have their vehicle featured on all of next year’s promotional items.The cost to enter a vehicle is just $15 if pre-registered by September 11, or $20 at the gate.  Proceeds from the event go to purchase defibrillators for small community fire departments via Cool Creek Nites Car Club.  The event is free to attend. Visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us/events for more info.Car Shows are held every weekend in every community but Summer’s End is special because of the beautiful location at Huntamer park, the family games and activities, the great variety of vehicles you might see, and the vendors and live music truly make this a great event for the whole family!last_img read more

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AUTUMN MISS QUOTES – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

first_img            CARLA GAINES, COVER SONG, WINNER: “I was watching the replay with Kent and let’s just say that I thought the Stewards made the right decision. She’s been training well but we did come close to scratching her and running her down the hill. I’m glad we decided to stay with our first choice of race. TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTESKENT DESORMEAUX, COVER SONG, WINNER: “She broke like a Quarter Horse. I was fearful that I was going be 20 in front, but she made the lead and then checked herself and got into a nice rhythm. She carried me around the track very, very well and even had a horse stop right in her face and I thought, ‘no, no she doesn’t need this.’ I re-directed and turning for home I was trying to pick a spot. I thought I had a line chosen and the horse on the outside (Danilovna) started pushing on us so I thought, ‘Ok. If you’re going to initiate contact, I’m gonna hold my ground.’“I ‘m not even sure I left my line. I’ll have to watch the replay, but it became a horserace at that point. My filly ran her heart out. I could feel her turning it on. She would not lose.”center_img             NOTES: Winning owner B. Wayne Hughes, who races as Spendthrift Farm, LLC resides in Lexington, Kylast_img read more

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India dominate first day of Test against Sri Lanka

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (AP):India were well placed at stumps on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka, reaching 128-2 yesterday to trail by only 55 runs after dismissing the hosts for 183 in their first innings.India captain Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan added an undefeated 100 runs for the third wicket to give the home team a strong platform. Kohli was undefeated on 45, while Dhawan has 53.Earlier, playing his first Test match against Sri Lanka, the 28-year-old Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 6-46 with steep bounce and sharp turn from the dry Galle surface after Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.Ashwin came on at the City End, replacing Varun Aaron and struck immediately by dismissing key batsman Kumar Sangakkara for just five off the third delivery he bowled. Batting at four, instead of the usual No. 3, Sangakkara was playing on the back foot and gave a catch to Lokesh Rahul at silly point.That was after the fast bowlers had sent both openers back to the pavilion in single figures with well-directed short balls. Dimuth Karunaratne went for nine off Ishant Sharma and Kaushal Silva for five to Aaron.Dinesh Chandimal (59) and captain Angelo Mathews (64) helped to stabilise the innings, putting on 79 runs for the sixth wicket.last_img read more

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UAAP Season 80: Ateneo asserts might over UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo turned the “Battle of Katipunan” into a cakewalk and crushed University of the Philippines, 92-71, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles soared to a 2-0 win-loss record while the Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT View comments UP didn’t put up much of a challenge against the Blue Eagles, who never trailed in the game and asserted their might on every statistical category.Ateneo outmuscled UP in the paint and outrebounded the Fighting Maroons 51-38—18 of which came from the offensive glass wherein the Blue Eagles scored 31 second-chance points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Blue Eagles also limited the Fighting Maroons to just 12 second-half field goals as UP finished the game on 25-of-67 shooting.“One of the things that coach Tab [Baldwin] said at half time was we needed to play better defense and that we needed to take care of the ball more,” said assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground 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 awardcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report “They shot 44 percent from the field in the first half and we brought that down to 37 percent so that was a big improvement.”Thirdy Ravena led Ateneo with 16 points and six rebounds while the debuting Tyler Tio put up 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting,Juan Gomez de Liaño had 16 points, seven rebounds, and two steals to lead the Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

first_imgMOST READ Clune Arena was empty two hours before the game as the Air Force Academy had canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home and away events have been postponed. The academy’s online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday: men’s and women’s basketball games at Fresno State, men’s and women’s swimming at UNLV, men’s hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men’s gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL’s conference playoff games on TV and radio.Games involving the Army and Navy men’s basketball teams were played as scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Air Force Academy’s online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday. In addition to the basketball, there men’s and women’s swimming at UNLV, men’s hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men’s gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy.The rifle team was scheduled to compete against TCU, the Coast Guard and Ohio State at TCU.On Sunday, the academy has tennis and wrestling events scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Russia’s latest star Zagitova takes European gold Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the Air Force Academy said both home and away events have been postponed. Among them were the men’s and women’s basketball games at Fresno StateThe American Forces Network, which broadcasts American radio and television programming in Europe and other locations outside the U.S., put a message on its Facebook page that said its services would not be available “due to the government shutdown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe notice sparked angry reactions from viewers, with several noting the timing couldn’t have been worse. The two NFL conference championships are Sunday — Minnesota vs. Philadelphia and Jacksonville vs. New England.“During NFL PLAYOFFS?!” one post read. “AFN, start a GoFundMe & broadcast these games! Make it happen!”last_img read more

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Reducing the Hardship of the Commuting Masses, After LPRC, Commerce Ease Pain Again

first_imgThe Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC), backed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has reduced once again the pump price of petroleum on the local market. This reduction means that motorists and owners of generators are paying 25 cents less for gasoline and diesel at the pump.The wholesale price of gasoline is now US$3.63, or US$3.81 at the pump, while the wholesale price of diesel is US$3.68, and US$3.86.Our Business Reporter David Yates reports that this is the third time within a month these two critical government institutions have agreed to a reduction in the prices of petroleum products.  They did not have to do it because not too many people were complaining.  So despite the decline in world prices of petroleum products, LPRC and Commerce could have continued to stack up greater profits, enhancing the financial viability of the petroleum company. In keeping prices high, LPRC could have argued that it needs the money because of the many contributions it is making to the Ebola fight.  It could have said, moreover, that additional revenues were needed to improve facilities at their Bushrod Island site and later to build their new headquarters.But instead LPRC, with the backing of the Commerce Ministry, decided to go ahead and take action where it really matters now—reducing the price of petroleum to ease the severe pain afflicting the Liberian people and nation during this Ebola crisis, when business is down, the economy has drastically slowed, resulting in scarcity of commodities and, consequently, higher prices. The only problem right now is that the public has not seen a corresponding reduction in the cost of transportation.  The owners and operators of public transport—taxies, buses and motorcycles—have refused to reduce their prices but have, instead, increased their fares across the board.An LD60 ride in Monrovia or Paynesville has been increased to LD80, sometimes LD100; while the round trip fare to Kakata is now LD250, up from LD150; and to Gbarnga LD900, an increase of LD300.  The fare to Ganta is now LD1,300, up from LD1000; while it now costs LD2,700 to travel one way to Voinjama, whereas before Ebola it was LD1,700.  The price of transportation to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County is now almost double, from LD300 to LD550, sometimes LD600.The taxi drivers are arguing that before the Ebola outbreak, they could take as many as four persons in the back seat; but under the current Ebola prevention measures, only three persons are allowed, in order to avoid touching.  The taxi drivers say they have to increase the price per passenger to “make up the loss of the fare for one seat.”We believe the Ministries of Commerce and Transport should get together and deal with this problem of increased fares when the cost of petroleum products, thanks to LPRC Managing Director T. Nelson Williams and Commerce Minister Axel Addy, is going down.  They need to do the math to determine whether the transport owners and operators’ price hike is justifiable, or what can be done to reduce the hardship on the commuting masses.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cops for Cancer’s Tour De North team heads for Chetwynd

first_imgThe Tour de North is taking on the toughest part of their journey today. Here they are rolling into FSJ! pic.twitter.com/XP6HESJkj4— Montana (@montana_rc) September 16, 2015Today, they left to take off on what is supposed to be the hardest part of their journey – the stretch of road between Fort St. John and Chetwynd. The steep grade hills make it more difficult.They are expected to roll in tonight at Remax Park, around 6:30 PM.Advertisement It’s not just Cops for Cancer – Fire Services admin, ambulance first-respondents, and even conservation officers are riding along police officers this year for the cause.As of Wednesday, Tour de North has raised $173,692.The trek started yesterday, out of Dawson Creek. Sarah Shaw works with the BC Ambulance Services within the community, and said she trained as much as she could in the hills of the Kootenays to be better prepared.- Advertisement -Shaw got involved with Cops for Cancer after meeting children at Camp Good Times, a camp for children with cancer and their relatives based in the Lower Mainland.Shaw says her mother, who also survived breast cancer, has become one of her biggest supporters.The bikers were cheered on as they arrived to their first stop on the trip – Canadian Tire in Fort St. John.Advertisement Other stops along the way include Powder King Mountain Resort on Thursday, Prince George on Saturday, and finally, Williams Lake on Monday.The other teams are:Tour de Coast, who are riding 900 km along the Sea to Sky Corridor, and in the Lower Mainland,Tour de Valley, who are making the 800 km trek along the Fraser Valley to Tsawwassen and White Rock,Tour de Rock, who are cycling 1000 km across Vancouver Island, from North to South.last_img read more

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Wydad hit Sundowns in CAF CL semis first leg

first_imgIn stoppage time, Nigeria-born Wydad substitute Gabriel Okechukwu failed to connect with the ball inside the box after being gifted a clearcut chance by a Tebogo Langerman blunder.The result was predictable — the clubs have met seven times in three seasons and six of the matches have resulted in one-goal winning margins for the home side. The other was drawn.Sundowns and Wydad clash again next Saturday near Pretoria with the South Africans marginal favourites to reach a second final having scored a potentially crucial away goal.It was the first Sundowns goal in four clashes with Wydad in Morocco and it took the Pretoria outfit 311 minutes to finally find the net.Veteran right-back Anele Ngcongca, who formerly played in France and Belgium, was the unlikely scorer four minutes before half-time to cancel a Salaheddine Saidi goal.Instead of occupying a defensive position when his club were awarded a corner in case Wydad counterattacked, he positioned himself at the far post in the Moroccan box.– Silenced crowd –Moroccan goalkeeper Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti could only parry the set-piece and Ngcongca dived to nod an equaliser that silenced a 40,000-plus crowd in the Moroccan capital.Saidi put Wydad, who succeeded Sundowns as African champions in 2017, ahead on 26 minutes by slipping unmarked into the box and unleashing a rising shot over goalkeeper Denis Onyango.Ugandan Onyango then thwarted Nigerian Michael Babatunde and Ismail el Haddad with brilliant saves as Wydad threatened to go further ahead.Onyango must shoulder some of the blame, though, for the goal that gave Wydad the lead for a second time just two minutes after half-time.He failed to hold a low shot from El Haddad and Badie Aouk had the simple task of tapping the ball into the net from close range.A blow for Wydad was the second-half yellow card shown to Mohammed Nahiri, a left-back but the leading scorer for his club in Africa this season with five goals.The caution rules him out of an intriguing return match, with Sundowns hoping to replicate the form that brought a stunning 5-0 home win over Al Ahly of Egypt in the quarter-finals.Defending champions Esperance of Tunisia host TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday in the other semi-final first leg.When they last met in the semi-finals, Esperance triumphed 1-0 on aggregate seven years ago, and another close encounter is anticipated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wydad Casablanca midfielder Salaheddine Saidi scored the opening goal in a 2-1 CAF Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Mamelodi Sundowns. © AFP / FADEL SENNAJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 27 – Mamelodi Sundowns lost 2-1 away to Wydad Casablanca Friday in a CAF Champions League semi-final first leg, but the result could have been much worse for the South African club.Midfielder Themba Zwane headed against his post in a botched attempt to clear a cross eight minutes from time at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.last_img read more

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Iron foundry causing a stink

first_imgBut Gregg Industries is not subject to the newer standards because the factory was built in the 1940s, long before more stringent pollution rules were enacted in California. Company officials did not return phone calls. While nearby residents in the city have complained about the odors, Gregg’s lawyer, William Funderburk, said the company has gone above and beyond requirements, including changing to a different type of sand used in smelting operations to make the fumes less odorous. “Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent,” said Funderburk, according to tapes of a recent AQMD hearing. “Nine new exhaust fans were installed, and the order only required three.” Residents are upset at a recent ruling that relaxed restrictions on Gregg’s operations. They fear the smells they say have plagued their community are linked to the excessive amounts of particulate matter. EL MONTE – Long criticized for emitting foul odors, an iron foundry has legally released pollutants well in excess of current emission standards for years, state data show. One of the primary pollutants El Monte-based Gregg Industries discharges is called fine particulate matter, or PM10, according to the California Air Resources Board. The state agency says the company released 13.2 tons of it in 2005, the most recent figure available. Mohsen Nazemi, an official with the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s engineering and compliance division, said modern foundries are limited to four tons of particulate matter emissions per year. Once that threshold is reached, companies have to offset all of their pollutants by purchasing credits from cleaner facilities. “We probably would not approve Gregg’s equipment today,” he said. Exposure to high levels of PM10 – the number refers to the size of the particles, roughly one-seventh the width of a human hair – can cause lung damage, cancer and premature death, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. State Air Resources Board documents suggest up to 8,200 adult deaths a year in California are linked to exposure. Nazemi said that even if Gregg were held to current standards, it would be able to exceed the 4 ton threshold by purchasing emission reduction credits. Such credits are generated by factories when they emit less pollutants than they are allowed to under law. The new rules require facilities exceeding the 4-ton threshold to offset 120 percent of their total emissions. For example, a company spewing 10 tons of pollutants would have to purchase enough credits to offset a total of 12 tons of emissions. Critics of emission credit trading say that unless the credits are traded with facilities within the same community, it doesn’t benefit those living near excessive polluters. Under AQMD rules, Gregg could purchase emission credits from facilities anywhere in the entire Southland. “If they are offsetting based on emissions within their own facility that can be a good way to approach the issue,” said Julia May, a senior scientist with Communities for a Better Environment. “Otherwise all this does is exacerbate toxic hot spots, particularly in communities of color.” AQMD officials decided last month to allow restrictions placed on Gregg Industries’ operations to expire. The move allows the company to resume foundry operations between 3 and 9 p.m., which had been prohibited. As recently as last November, the hearing board suggested closing down the Hickson Street plant because of ongoing neighborhood complaints, despite the restrictions imposed on the plant since March 2006. That was triggered when Gregg received two AQMD-issued violations for excessive odor in 2005. But at the Sept. 19 hearing, the board determined that the company had made sufficient progress. “Since the board issued the abatement order, Gregg Industries has substantially complied with all the conditions of the order,” said Sam Atwood, an AQMD spokesman. “Significantly, there have not been orders of violation issued since those first two (in 2005).” But some residents insist that problems still exist with the plant, which is located about a mile from Rio Vista Elementary School. “On June 29 the smell was the worst it has ever been,” said Joe Blackburn, a Whitney Drive resident who lives a half-mile from Gregg and a vocal critic. He described the smell as an acrid, burnt plastic odor. Figures from the AQMD show complaints about the plant have dropped from about 47 in October 2006 to about 25 in April 2007 and about 12 in August. The latest figures are still more than the five complaints logged at the start of the order in March 2006. Atwood admitted that the plant continues to emit odors. But he said that the AQMD reporting standards require a certain amount of people to be affected by the smell in order for a violation to be issued. “It would have to be a half-dozen or more households reporting the same incident, and our inspectors have to come and verify the odor and track it back to the source,” he said. “We have certainly had hundreds of complaints since the original violations in 2005, but none of them have met the test of being a public nuisance.” Atwood added that since the Gregg violations had nothing to do with particulate emissions, those emissions would not be considered as part of a final resolution with the company. But there could be additional conditions to ensure odors are limited, like imposing permanent time restrictions on foundry operations, he said. “We hope to reach a conclusion perhaps later this month on a settlement with Gregg,” said Atwood. “There is a high likelihood it will involve a supplemental project by the company that would involve Gregg spending money to further reduce air pollution in the community above and beyond what is required.” But the decisions by the agency have done little to placate residents such Bob Wellemin. “The bottom line is, if AQMD has already spent all this time and their inspectors admit time after time that they can smell the odors, why are they dropping the order or abatement?” said Wellemin, who lives about a mile from the plant in Temple City. “They are in charge of air quality management. I just don’t understand it.” fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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GRAMMY NOMINATED ACTS WILL PERFORM THIS WEEKEND AT MCINTYRE’S BAR, DUNKINEELY

first_imgMUSIC: A group of talented musicians who have been previously nominated for Grammy Awards, are to play at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Valentines night.Grammy nominated acts such as Beoga, Chris Stout and Caitríona McKay will all perform. Organiser Aidan O’Donnell told Donegal Daily, ” We are a voluntary, not for profit group dedicated to promoting the arts in south and west Donegal and we are extremely pleased that acts of this standard have chosen our village as a venue.” The fact that this gig is part of the bands’ UK and Ireland tour with only three dates in Ireland (the others being Belfast and Dublin) is further testament to how important their Donegal date is.“The gig will be in McIntyre’s bar, Dunkineely, at 8pm and admission is only 10 euros.”GRAMMY NOMINATED ACTS WILL PERFORM THIS WEEKEND AT MCINTYRE’S BAR, DUNKINEELY was last modified: February 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

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