Adopt-A-Pet Featured Pet of the Week: Friday

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Friday! She is a happy, smart, active and beautiful, 57-pound girl looking for her forever home. She has basic commands down pat, will drop her toy for you, is good on leash walks, and very eager to learn. Friday loves the agility equipment at the kennels and is doing well running the course. Friday also loves Flyball and Frisbee!Friday is an active girl looking for a home that will do fun activities – flyball perhaps? Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetAs top dog, she would prefer to be the only pet in your family. Friday would need a very active family, and if you can provide a fenced yard, exercise, love, fun activities, and a grain-free diet, she might be the perfect dog for you.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Red Bank GOP Ready To Take The Reins

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK– What Borough Councilmen-elect Michael Whelan and Mark Taylor lack in experience in their young political careers, they say they make up in energy and enthusiasm.Red Bank Councilman-elect Mike Whelan“We’re going to be like a sponge, absorbing everything,” said Taylor, about his and Whalen’s plans for learning the ropes as the two Republicans prepare to take their seats on the new borough council. The Republicans will have the majority for the first time in more than two decades.“We’re still in kind of a limbo,” Whelan pointed out. As members-elect they haven’t formally taken their place on the six-member council but are already being approached by residents asking about things and what to expect. “People are looking at us to make changes,” Taylor said.The two will be sworn in on Jan. 2 during the borough re-organization meeting which will be held at the municipal complex at noon.As for what to expect, “I think we want to continue the progress that has been made,” in the last couple of years, Taylor offered, referring to the work of their GOP predecessors Cindy Burnham and Linda Schwabenbauer. Burnham was elected two years ago, and Schwabenbauer was elected last year.“We’re not going to upset the applecart,” Taylor assured, “but we’d like to continue the progress.”Red Bank Councilman-elect Mark TaylorTaylor, 34, a lawyer, and Whelan, 25, who works in the insurance industry, are two political newcomers who won what turned out to be a protracted and close campaign that eventually was determined by a formal vote recount last month. Whelan’s victory was particularly narrow, winning by a mere three votes over nine-year-incumbent Democrat Michael DuPont. Their victory, with previous wins in the last two years by Burnham and Schwabenbauer, set the stage for the GOP to take the majority control of the council for the first time since 1989.Whelan said this amounted to a mandate from the electorate. “People want change,” he said.The changing of the political guard generally ensures there will be some changes in political appointments for the new year. And that could possibly mean a different attorney, engineering and auditing firms, among others, positions that traditionally serve at the pleasure of the mayor and council.Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, said last week he hasn’t been informed about the future appointments as of yet. Taylor, in response, said it was premature to discuss that and no final decisions have been determined at this time.“Yes, we’re the majority,” he noted, “but we’re not the only ones on the council.”But the two, presumably with the support of their fellow Republicans have issues they would like to tackle in the coming year. Taylor sees it as time for the governing body to once again address the longstanding, and sometimes thorny, issue of parking. “We have an opportunity to dive deep into this,” said Taylor.Certainly, one of the considerations could be further discussions about a parking garage. Taylor said that could be one remedy “if done smartly,” and something that should be raised. “If it doesn’t cost the taxpayers money.”For Whelan, “The one thing I’m really concerned with is the businesses.”Whelan maintained, “When I hear horror stories of mom and pops (businesses) waiting for months to get a variance,” so they can proceed in opening, he finds that troubling.Making the borough more business-friendly and improving the parking situation, “These issues dovetail into each other,” Taylor believed.And the goal is “to get people to Red Bank,” Whelan stressed.Getting people here as visitors—competing with the recently redeveloped Asbury Park as an attraction, especially for younger people—and getting them to move here, to live and to raise their families, should be a priority, they believe.Another area needing attention is the borough’s infrastructure. Taylor called it “ancient” and “actually dangerous,” given its age and condition. Up to this point Whelan describes remedies as, “It’s been a lot of Band-Aids.” Both men acknowledged this could mean spending considerable money but it has to be addressed.“These are not new ideas but we need to move them forward,” Taylor said.Whelan said he would love to serve as the borough council’s liaison to Red Bank RiverCenter, the commercial district’s business alliance.Taylor, who has been active with the Parks and Recreation Committee for a number of years, and would like to continue working with the department if possible.In closing, Whelan offered, “I think the people of Red Bank deserve a break,” and they hope to “dig deep” into the budget to help ease the tax burden.“The vision we have is something we’re going to work on,” he said.last_img read more

Nelson Fight Night #2 treats crowd to evening of great amateur boxing

first_imgLewis said he was very antsy before the bout but was able to overcome nerves to persevere over Gowanlock.“I think the fight went really good . . . I think there is lots that I can work on,” Lewis said after the bout.“Being my first fight it felt nerve-wracking for sure . . . I was a bit scared going in. Overall I was able to end up with the decision so in the end it was good.”Lewis, who comes from a family of boxing enthusiasts, felt he needed to get away from the brawling aspect of fighting.“Boxing is way more of a sport than people realize,” he said. “There’s some brawling in the sport but during a fight you’re always trying to get ahead by working the chest and jabbing your opponent.”In the end, Lewis pounced on Gowanlock, who had the bout stopped a few times for a standing count by the referee, to be checked by the ring doctor and to deal with a bloody face.Other matches had Riel Martinez of Nelson fighting Dylan Muhlig in a 38 kg Initiation bout; Krishan Lysenko of Nelson meeting up with Danica Dreyer of Thistletown in girls Elite Exhibition match; and Cranbrook boxers Alexica Hansen and Sierra Pearson facing off in a 32 kg Initiation match.Joe Armstrong of Thistletown knocked out the final Nelson Boxer, Bohdi Cartland, in the 91kg Elite Novice bout.The KO came in the first round, after Cartland knocked Armstrong’s headpiece off Armstrong off earlier in the round.Parsa Bisheh of Griffins Boxing defeated Brandon Emerick of Thistletown by a TKO in 60 kg Junior C Novice.Other matches  had Conner Null of Revelstoke facing Clive Fagan of Thistletown in 69 kg Elite Exhibition and Dom Barbosa of Salmon Arm meeting Kaden Swanson of Cranbrook in 64 kg Junior C Exhibition.The Nelson Boxing Club is located at 685 Baker Street in Nelson in the basement that houses Pharmasave. Check out the club’s Facebook page. Fight Night #2 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club mirrored May’s inaugural event in a lot of ways — a full house with lots of local talent from the Nelson Boxing Club on display.However, the action and intensity inside the ring was turned up just a little more than Fight Night #1 which gave the Nelson Boxing Club coaching staff plenty to build on as the organization moves forward.“I was super happy with all our athletes tonight,” said Jesse Pineiro of the Nelson Boxing Club.“Everyone gave it everything and showed a lot of skills. . .. I’ve very proud of them all.”Fight Night # 2 saw a handful of local fighters take center stage at the Rod and Gun Club.Nelson boxers Elias Martinez and Jeff Emmett brought the hometown crowd to their feet with after earning unanimous decisions over Aaron Madriaga and Geoff Hewlett in the later fights on the card — the latter bout the Nelson Brewing Company main event.Madriaga is from Thistletown Boxing Club while Hewlett is from North Vancouver.Earlier bouts saw Ryan Lewis, competing in his first ever bout, score a TKO decision over John Gowanlock of Revelstoke.last_img read more

Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES After his best shot of the day — a pitching wedge he hit low from 95 yards that settled a foot behind the hole for birdie on No. 14 — he sent a drive well to the right into the native dunes. Woods had to take a penalty drop to get back in play and wound up making bogey.But it was solid enough that Woods was far more interested in the leaderboard than the fact he felt strong physically.“It was not only nice to get the first round out of the way, but also I’m only three shots out of the lead,” he said. “So to be able to put myself there after not playing for 10 months or so, it was nice to feel the adrenaline out there.”He was tied for eighth in the 18-man field of this holiday exhibition that awards world ranking points but does not count as official on any tour. Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar were at 67, while Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kevin Chappell were at 68.The buzz was back. Johnson noticed it when he was on the practice range and noticed a crowd around theputting green.ADVERTISEMENT “For me, I thought I did great,” Woods said with a smile.And in a sign that he was ready to get back into the mix, he was far from satisfied.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnlike a year ago, when Woods ended a 15-month hiatus from his ailing back, he didn’t show any fatigue at the end of his round or make any big numbers. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par with two bogeys that stalled his momentum.Coming off a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth, Woods hit a 3-wood that rolled up on the green and then down a slope about 30 feet from the pin. It took him four shots from there, starting with a chip that didn’t reach the green and his first expletive loud enough for television to pick up. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Tiger Woods prepares to hit from the second fairway at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas that left him three shots behind Tommy Fleetwood after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Tiger must be there,” Johnson said. “Because there’s 40 people instead of four.”Golf Channel added an hour of coverage, and Twitter came alive with people curious about the latest return. That included Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ two-time MVP who played a Tour event in August. “The wait is over. The wait is over,” he tweeted .Michael Phelps said he was “pumped to be watching” Woods on TV again.This event doesn’t draw big crowds, but most of them were with Woods to see how he would fare in this latest comeback, this one from fusion surgery on his lower back on April 20. Given it was his fourth surgery in three years, coupled with a DUI arrest in the summer that exposed the struggles Woods was having with pain medicine, a day like this seemed a long way off.Woods said he appreciated the moment Thursday morning.“I was in my head thanking all the people who have helped me in giving me a chance to come back and play this round again,” he said. “There were a lot of people who were instrumental in my life — friends, outside people I’ve never met before, obviously my surgeon. I was very thankful.”And he was as competitive as always.Woods delivered his first fist pump on par-4 fourth hole when he scooped a chip that didn’t reach the green, and then holed an 18-foot par putt.While the field is short, the competition is strong with eight of the top in the world at Albany. Woodsrealizes they have spent the last couple of years playing at a high level that allows them to overcome a few mistakes.“I don’t want to lose shots,” Woods said. “I haven’t played in a very long time and I can’t afford to go out there and make a bunch of bogeys and know that I can make nine, 10 birdies and offset them.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Russia signals rainbow flags tolerated at World Cup Along with his five birdies — only two of them were tap-ins — Woods had an assortment of tough par saves, including a 10-footer that kept him dropping another shot on a par 5 at No. 11. He finished his round with a belly wedge from short of the 17th green because of mud on his ball, and holing a 6-foot par putt on the 18th.A year ago, Woods made a pair of double bogeys over the last three holes for a 73 to finish nine shots behind. This time, he closed with pars and was three back.PGA champion Justin Thomas, who also opened with a 69 in the same pairing with Woods, is among those whohave played with him in recent weeks in Florida. Woods said he once played nine straight days.“It was what I saw when we played at home,” Thomas said. “Obviously, taking this much time off from competition is hard. I felt rusty starting after a month-and-a-half, so I can’t imagine what it felt like for him. But he played well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Businessman gives back to community

first_imgStar Party Rentals on Sunday distributed school supplies to a number of children within the Campbellville, Georgetown area, as part of its obligation to give back to the community.Trenton Griffith (manager) handing over the school suppliesThis distribution exercise was definitely a timely one, given that the new academic year commences on September 2.The children, drawn from the community of Campbellville, were outfitted with school supplies in an effort to ensure that they are ready for the academic year.Owner of Star Party Rentals, Lennox Kush told Guyana Times that this was the start of a great initiative, since the company originated in the Campbellville community and as such, it was happy to provide the needed assistance to the children.“I want to see this community get better. I will do whatever it takes to enhance this community, due to the fact I came from humble beginnings and it pleases my heart that I am fortunate enough to give back,” Kush expressed.The businessman disclosed that he plans to make this initiative an annual one, since the children are the future.“I will ensure they will be provided with the necessities they need in helping them academically. I am pleading with the parents of the children to come forward and ask for assistance, so we can mould them into productive citizens of society. Education is very important and with these kids, they are the future of our country and the future leaders,” he added.Star Party Rentals was established in October 2009 and has experienced tremendous growth in Guyana’s event industry.last_img read more

No Czechmate for U.S.

first_imgThe other pairings for the April 6 quarterfinals are France-Russia, Germany-Belgium and Sweden-Argentina. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The United States will next play Spain in Winston-Salem, N.C., in April. It will be a rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay spread so thick it took any sting out of the U.S. game. “It was similar to a sandbox,” Roddick recalled. The Spaniards, likely led by Rafael Nadal, now can expect something faster. “I’m sure we will return the favor, and I’m sure the court probably won’t be too slow,” Roddick said. Other World Group winners in the first round were defending champion Russia (at Chile), Sweden (at Belarus), Germany (home against Croatia), Spain (at Switzerland), France (home against Romania), Argentina (at Austria) and Belgium (at home against Australia). “As far as the weight of the situation goes,” Roddick said, “It definitely could be one of my best matches on clay.” The victory gave the Americans an insurmountable lead in the best-of-five format, and Roddick ran his record to 8-0 in Davis Cup matches with victory on the line. In the final match, which had no bearing on the outcome, Bob Bryan beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5), 6-4. center_img OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Andy Roddick kicked the red powder off his shoes one last time Sunday, happy to be done with clay and ready to return to the hard courts back home for the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Roddick beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4) Sunday to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the first round of the World Group. last_img read more

Photo Gallery: God Save the Queen at the Encana Event Centre

first_imgChildren, teenagers, young adults and fans from the glory years when Queen prevailed on the billboard charts were all singing along to the classic songs that many of us had grown up on.Some of the hits preformed include Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Bicycle Race, and Another One Bites the Dust to name a few.The parties are anything but over at the Encana Event Centre, as plenty of big names are scheduled to perform in the near future. Some performances include, but are not limited to; The Dobbie Brothers live in concert, the infamous stand-up comedy of Russell Peters, Brad Paisley and John Fogerty.- Advertisement -You can purchase your tickets to any of these events online at, by phone at 1 877 339 8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Event Centre and at Tiger Printing and Stationers.last_img read more

Criminal proceedings opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter

first_img1 Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter and questioned UEFA president Michel Platini on a day of stunning developments at football’s world governing body.The Swiss attorney general’s office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.He is also suspected of “a disloyal payment” in 2011 of two millions Swiss francs (£1.35million on current exchange rates) to Platini for work allegedly carried out by the Frenchman between 1999 and 2002.Platini has been seen as the favourite to succeed Blatter as president of FIFA.Officers from the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) interrogated Blatter at FIFA headquarters following a FIFA executive committee meeting on Friday. His office was searched and data seized.Blatter has repeatedly insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing amid allegations of scandal involving FIFA.Platini’s alleged involvement casts a shadow over his hopes of succeeding Blatter, who is understood to be deciding whether to step down immediately rather than stick to his original plan of staying on until February 26 2016. A “disloyal payment” is one that goes against the best interests of the organisation – and the question Platini will have to answer is why the alleged payment was not made until nine years down the line.FIFA had cancelled a news conference at its FIFA headquarters at the last minute on Friday.Around 170 media had been accredited for the news conference in Zurich and were only told of the cancellation five minutes before it was due to start.It followed a FIFA executive committee on Friday morning where a number of decisions were taken. These included moving the venue of the next meeting from Japan to Zurich – Japan has an extradition treaty with the USA and Blatter and several other officials have been wary of possible arrest.The committee also ratified a decision taken in March that the winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be held over 28 days between November 21 and December 18.FIFA said it was co-operating with the investigation by the attorney general’s office.A statement said: “Since 27 May 2015, FIFA has been co-operating with the Office of the Swiss Attorney General (OAG) and has complied with all requests for documents, data and other information. We will continue this level of co-operation throughout the investigation. Today, at the Home of FIFA, representatives from the Office of the Swiss Attorney General conducted interviews and gathered documents pursuant to its investigation.“FIFA facilitated these interviews as part of our ongoing co-operation. We will have no further comment on the matter as it is an active investigation.”Blatter’s American lawyer Richard Cullen insisted “no mismanagement” had occurred.Cullen said in a statement: “Mr Blatter is co-operating and we are confident that when the Swiss authorities have a chance to review the documents and the evidence they will see that the contract was properly prepared and negotiated by the appropriate staff members of FIFA who were routinely responsible for such contracts, and certainly no mismanagement occurred.”Platini released a statement saying he had clarified matters about the payment with the authorities.Platini said: “Today I was asked by the Swiss authorities to provide information relating to the ongoing investigations surrounding FIFA. I have always been open to supporting the relevant bodies and authorities in their investigative work and therefore cooperated fully.“Regarding the payment that was made to me, I wish to state that this amount relates to work which I carried out under a contract with FIFA and I was pleased to have been able to clarify all matters relating to this with the authorities.“Today I also made clear to the Swiss authorities that since I live in Switzerland I am available to speak with them any time to clarify any matters relating to the investigations.” Sepp Blatter last_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: CONCERN has been expressed after a number of men spent the Christmas weekend living in a tent at Glenveagh National Park.The men, believed to be foreign nationals, pitched a tent on the Derrylahan Trail, a marked walk at the Co Donegal park.As many as six men were spotted in the area on Christmas Day. Around 50 empty beer tins could be seen dumped in a pile beside the tent which was pitched in a wooded area overlooking the lake.A howling gale had lashed the area with heavy rain for most of the weekend.A reader who saw the site said he felt sorry for the men.“Quite why they thought it was a good place to stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is beyond me,” he said. “I wasn’t really concerned about the litter issue; I’m sure they’ll lift that before they go.“I just thought it was awful sad that this was how someone was spending Christmas Day. We’d gone there for a walk before Christmas dinner.”Another person who saw the men added: “They seemed in good spirits but I still felt sorry for them.“It’s dreadful that these people spent Christmas in a tent.”© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, Interviews and Pictures, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on AS MEN SPEND CHRISTMAS IN TENT AT GLENVEAGH was last modified: December 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:glenveagh national parkmen spend Christmas in tentlast_img read more


first_imgJOHN O’DONNELL is well known throughout the county.He is known for his poems and writings – and has had a huge following after revealing earlier this year that he had been adopted and found his birth mother 55 years after his search began.Last Friday the dear mother from Churchill who adopted John passed away. He read this poem at her graveside on Sunday. And he has asked us to publish the tribute.DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER SARAH O DONNELL1920 -2012 Awake but I’m dreaming, I sleep but don’t rest,My heart is still beating, but lies broken inside my chest,Feet on the ground and still falling,I am brave but I fear, I rejoice yet I feel so sad,You’re still missed so much down here.****** Send me a letter from heaven, tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say?Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day, Send me a letter from heaven to read today,******I cry out but its muted, I can hear but there is no sound,I can see but it’s dark outside, though the sun is still shining down,I’m healthy but homesick, I’m still young but feel old,I’m numb but still feel the pain, Mum I just cant let you go.*******Send me a letter from heaven, tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say,Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day,Send me a letter from heaven to read today.******My ears miss your voice, my eyes miss your face,My skin misses your touch,Mum the whole world misses your grace,I’m still sad but rejoicing, I still ask why but don’t know,Tears still fill my eyes from time to time,I just try not to let them show,I’m still tired but rest easy, I have been hurt but I’m strong,I still feel lost at times but I know I’ll find, a little faith to carry on.******Send me a letter from heaven,tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say,Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day,Send me a letter from heaven to read today,I need a letter from heaven from you today*******I LOVE YOU MUM  SLEEP SOUNDLY UNTIL WE MEETYOUR LOVIN SON JOHN © John o donnell (cotter)DONEGAL MAN’S EMOTIONAL POEM FOR HIS LATE MUM was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL MAN’S EMOTIONAL POEM FOR HIS LATE MUMJohn O’Donnelllast_img read more