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Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton’s 2017 Calendar Helps Dogs Find Homes

first_imgDel’s Feed & Farm SupplySE 1043 SR 3Shelton360-427-5026 Hoodsport Winery23501 N US Highway 101Hoodsport360-877-9894 Shelton Veterinary Hospital104 E J StreetShelton360-426-2616 Adopt-A-Pet Dog Shelter940 E. Jensen RoadShelton360-432-3091 Dan Dan the Locksmith Man220 N First StreetShelton360-426-5917 Off the Walls Gallery703 W. Railroad AveShelton360-480-6296 Olympic Bakery519 E. Pickering RdShelton360-426-4566 Coffinbirth Tattoo113 S 2nd StShelton360-868-2315 Brian R Oleson DDS68 N Lake Cushman RdHoodsport360-877-5151 Kaleidoscope Massage1061 SE SR 3Shelton360-427-7461 Critters Great and Small1209 Olympic Hwy SShelton360-868-2569 Shelton Cinemas517 W Franklin StShelton360-426-1000 The Shopper 2505 Olympic Hwy N.Shelton360-426-4677 Advanced Automotive Services2921 Northview CircleShelton360-426-6403 Elaine’s Paw Spot106 S 7th StShelton360-462-1111 Hood Canal Communications2218 Olympic Highway N.Shelton360-898-2481 Business NameAddressCityPhone North Bay Kayaks and Cones18350 SR3Allyn360-535-2198 Sylvan Pet Lodge270 SE Spring PlaceShelton360-426-3052 Facebook71Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonAdopt-A-Pet has created a fun 2017 Alumni Calendar of wonderful dogs adopted from their shelter. It features 25 gorgeous photos by professional photographer and shelter volunteer, Sherry Simon.Calendars are available at several businesses in the area, including the shelter, and can be purchased online with a small shipping fee added. Buy yourself two so you can see happy dog faces at work and at home. They also make great gifts for a good cause. The suggested donation of $15 benefits the shelter.LunaFor sales locations and details, check Adopt-A-Pet’s Facebook events page or website at www.adoptapet-wa.org.  The shelter is located at 940 E. Jensen Road in Shelton and open 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.NOTE: Calendars are currently available at the below – more locations may be added Union City Market5101 E State Route 106Union360-898-3500last_img read more

Lions’ Smith hit with four-week ban

first_imgThe flanker caught Havili in the air when he jumped to meet a high ball and sent his opponent spinning to the turf, earning him a red card shortly before half-time.Lions went on to lose 25-17 at Ellis Park, and Smith pleaded guilty to a SANZAAR charge.SANZAAR consequently released a statement confirmed a four-week suspension for Smith up to and including September 2, meaning he will be unavailable for Lions’ first four Currie Cup matches. Photo by Getty Images.Caption: Kwagga Smith catches David Havili in the airlast_img read more

Courtois creates his ideal goalkeeper: Oblak, Ter Stegen, himself …

first_imgOne against one: “I consider myself pretty strong on that as well. Alisson does it very well. I like Ter Stegen on some outings, with his knee down and his other leg stretched out, stretchy, very German school style.” Thiabut Courtois (27 years old) He did a live on Instagram on Friday with the Futbolemotion account. The Madrid player, who when the competition returns will fight for his third Zamora, agreed to ‘build’ your perfect goalkeeper depending on different facets of the game. 13 one Aerial play: “Me. For example, in the World Cup, against Japan, I blocked and threw the counterattack that ended in a goal. Most goalkeepers there give him a fist or maybe he does not come out. It is Belgian education, which trains a lot going out and also the blocar. In Spain, from what I have known, it goes more than fists than to block. There is a bit of a difference. That results from having confidence and knowing what you can do. You have to have confidence in yourself, just so you can be in the elite. “ Agility: “Sinan Bolat, from Antwerp, who was with me in the Genk. He is the fastest I have ever seen in my career. I remember that we trained at the feet of a striker and that speed and mobility that he had, I have not seen it to another. On television it doesn’t look as good as it does in daily training. “ Blocking: “Oblak. He handles that very well. Ter Stegen too. I’ve seen them block balls that come pretty hard, the kind that sometimes push to the side.”center_img Mental capacity: “It is difficult to know the other goalkeepers mentally, so I put myself, also for everything that has happened in this year and a half, that if you are not very strong mentally you cannot survive. I am sure that each goalkeeper to the maximum level has to be strong in the head because everyone has a fault. Players are less noticeable, but if a goalkeeper fails … it’s a goal. You have to forget it quickly, thinking about what you could do better. “Courtois also highlighted his best stop: “For example, Neymar’s at the World Cup, which was at the last minute. “And he looked back to rename their idols: “When Iker (Casillas) He started playing when he was little in Madrid, he watched his games and I became a goalkeeper a little for him. Then I looked a lot at Van der Sar, much more of my style. “ Finally, he revealed some of his hobbies, those gestures so typical of goalkeepers: “Wash the gloves without soap or anything the night before a game, so they are a little damp. And in games, when I go to the goal, I touch each stick with the cleats and finally I hit the crossbar with my fists. I also do it after every goal. It is to get you into the game, be 100% in it. More than a hobby or a ritual, it is for your brain, to mentalize you. “ one 13 one Foot set: “Pretty easy. Right now, Ter Stegen. I was really surprised by Remiro, from Real Sociedad, in the Copa del Rey game. I didn’t think it was that much of the League game.”last_img read more

Russell facing two-year ban

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Exciting West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell, could face a doping ban after missing three doping tests within a 12-month period, media reports said yesterday.The 27-year-old Jamaican, a much-sought-after Twenty20 specialist, failed to make himself available for the tests, and under World Anti-Doping Agency rules this constitutes a positive finding.Once found guilty, Russell could be banned for up to two years.”We received notification of Russell’s violation about two weeks ago, and I’ve appointed a panel to hear his case,” Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission independent disciplinary panel chairman Kent Pantry was quoted as saying.The West Indies Cricket Board said it was aware of the situation.The globe-trotting Russell has turned out in almost every global domestic tournament over the last 12 months, playing in the Indian Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League, the South African Ram Slam, the Bangladesh Premier League and the Australian Big Bash.Only last month, he helped Islamabad United capture the inaugural Pakistan Super League title.Russell is currently with the West Indies squad in the United Arab Emirates where he is preparing for the Twenty20 World Cup later this month in India.Last week, he was named as a global ambassador for Nissan by the Japanese automaker.last_img read more

Tony Becca | Stunning strike by a teenaged spinner

first_img England, right up there with the best of them, never dropping below number three or four in the world, were beaten, and soundly at that, by Bangladesh, one of the minnows of the Test cricket, the number-nine team in the world, once the number-10 team, and the second-to-last ranking team of the ICC’s full members. And it was a humiliating defeat for England. The victory came one week after England had escaped with a 22-run victory in Chittagong in the first Test, and the man, or boy, who put the skids under them was 18-year-old Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who followed his six-wicket haul in the first innings of his debut Test match in Chittagong with match-winning returns of six for 72 and six for 82 for an amazing 12 wickets in the match. In two matches, out of a possible 40 wickets available to the entire Bangladesh team, he alone snared an impressive 19 wickets. What made the off-spinner’s bowling magical, however, was that England, left to score 273 for victory, were going well, 100 without loss at tea, on the third day when Mehedi made his play. With the first delivery after the interval, he got a wicket, and thereafter, with left-arm spinner, the experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, as his comrade at arms, he stifled and suffocated all of England, the best of England’s batsmen in one session. In 22.3 fantastic overs, Bangladesh grabbed 10 English wickets for 64 runs to storm to a memorable and historic victory, one which, like the West Indies victory over England in England in 1950, may prove to be the beginning of things to come. While that West Indies victory over England came after 32 matches, however, the West Indies first victory over England came in only their second series and in only their sixth match. This maiden victory for Bangladesh over any of cricket’s big boys came after 94 matches of trying. Sports, including cricket, is a wonderful thing, especially whenever one is on the winning team, or the winning side, and particularly, whenever that victory is a big surprise to everyone, probably excepting you. This past week produced two surprises, one really not so surprising, and one very much so. In fact, one was more than surprising: it was simply very surprising and stunning. In Sharjah, the West Indies recovered to register a victory in the third and final Test, but although Kraigg Brathwaite batted impressively in his own inimitable style, while batting undefeated through both innings of the Test match, and Jason Holder, hinting of things to come, bowled magnificently in the second innings, it was one victory against eight losses. And even though it prevented a whitewash, it probably was not so surprising. And that victory was not surprising because even though it prevented the embarrassment of a clean-sweep defeat, the West Indies were once the number-one team in the world and Pakistan were never that good, despite producing some gifted players. What happened, what ended in Mirpur last Sunday, however, was not only stunning: it was almost unbelievable. It was Bangladesh’s first victory over England. In fact, it was their first victory over anyone but for the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The West Indies, meanwhile, despite losing everything up to then, despite this victory not even being a consolation victory, apparently went into this final Test with some new-found spirit and played quite well. They lost the toss, as usual, they picked up two wickets in the first over of the match in a wonderful start, Pakistan recovered, they hit back in the session after tea on the first day, and after struggling to 68 for four in the first innings, after Pakistan had struggled to 48 for four in the second innings, and after looking set to fall again at 67 for five, chasing a victory target of 153, the West Indies, based on what had gone on before, squeezed to a surprising victory by five wickets. Brathwaite first stroked a well-played 142 not out to follow behind Frank Worrell, Conrad Hunte, Desmond Haynes (three times), and Christopher Gayle as West Indians to bat undefeated through a Test innings, and then returned to lead the West Indies fightback in the second innings with another solid and undefeated innings of 60 not out. And captain Holder, with five wickets for 30 runs, Bishoo, with three for 46, and the reliable and consistent Shane Dowrich, who partnered Brathwaite with a fine innings of 60 not out during an unbroken six-wicket stand of 97 in the all-important second innings, all chipped in to save the blushes. HEAVY UNDERDOGS And it was a victory which left England’s captain, Alistair Cooke, saying that because of the defeat, and the way it was administered, “We are now going to India as heavy underdogs.” Spin has been the hallmark of Asian attacks from the days of bowlers like not only of Gami Goonaseena, but like Subhash Gupte and Vinoo Mankad, Bhagwat Chandrasekar, Erapali Prassana, Srini Venkataragavan, Bishen Bedi, and Anil Kumble, Nasim-ul-Ghani, Intikhab Alam, Abdul Qadir, Shahidi Afridi, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, others like Muttiah Muralitheran and Ajantha Mendis, and, these days, it seems to be getting more and more so. After decades of pace bowling, spin bowling seems to be taking over as the likes of Ravichandra Ashwin, Amrit Mishra, and Hardil Pandya of India, Yashir Shah of Pakistan, Imran Tahir of South Africa and Jeehan Patel, Ish Sodhi, and Mitchell Santar of New Zealand, and Adam Zampa of Australia. There are others like Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka, Taijul Islam (eight for 39 versus Zimbabwe in 2014), Shakib and Mehedi of Bangladesh, Moen Ali, Adil Rashid and Zafari Ansari of England, as well as Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Davendra Bishoo of the West Indies. Spin bowlers are common in places like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. They produce them at the rate of a dime-a-dozen. Overseas batsmen, most times, find it difficult to play and, most times, if not all the time, pitches are prepared to help them. Although nothing is basically wrong with it, it seems that this time, Bangladesh ensured that they prepared their pitches for their spinners, and although over the years, especially before the coming of the all-out pace attacks, and especially in Asia, more overs were bowled per innings by spinners than by pacers, this time it was ridiculously one-sided in favour of the spinners. It almost seems a waste of time and money to have employed former West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh to find future Bangladeshi fast bowlers. In the two Test matches, Bangladesh spinners bowled 282.1 overs and their pacers 31 overs, and on top of that, and even though England also opened their bowlers with spin on one or two occasions, their spinners opened the bowling in both innings of both Test matches. It was a good victory, it was a gritty performance, and it was a series of some lovely promises. Brathwaite batted well, and so did Dorwich. Holder did quite well with both bat and ball, and Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, and Alzarra Joseph also bowled well. Probably the most impressive statistic for the West Indies, however, was batting for over a hundred overs on turning pitches in the second innings of the first and second Test matches and scoring 357 and 322 each time. But as Holder said so beautifully afterwards: “One Test victory, by all means, is not enough. It’s a situation where we have to stay hungry, and that’s something I believe we have in this group.” Maybe, with the exception of one or two, that is the case, but we just have to wait and see. GRITTY PERFORMANCE HUMILIATING DEFEAT NEW-FOUND SPIRITlast_img read more

Norway-Liberia Partnership Is Meant to Benefit Liberia’

first_imgForestry Development Authority Managing Director, Harrison Karnwea has emphatically assured critics that the recently signed agreement between the FDA and Norway in which that European country provided US$150 million for the forest sector is to directly benefit Liberia.In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday, Mr. Karnwea said Norway will not benefit in any way from Liberia’s forests, but its intention is to help the country implement protocols signed with other partners.He said the letter of intent signed between the Government of Liberia and Norway in New York on September 23 is about the reduction of greenhouse gas emission, deforestation and degradation and developing Liberia’s agriculture sector.Greenhouse gas emission is the release of smoke that results from heat in industrial areas.  At the local level, cutting down and burning the forest releases similar gas and encourages deforestation and degradation. He recalled that Liberia as signatory to several protocols including Kyoto and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been working over the years and has come out with the forest reform law since 2006.The FDA Managing Director said Norway provided the money to help Liberia comply with the many protocols it has signed.He named capacity building of FDA staff and university students, training of forest rangers, improvement of the agriculture sector and direct payment for community conservation as some of the areas for which the money is intended.He said all forests set aside as protected areas, including those that FDA is working on with stakeholders, require funding as communities near the forest make their livelihood on it.“We need to discuss alternative livelihoods with members of the communities who live on the forest, and that also requires funding,” he noted.In addition to the mentioned areas of spending, Mr. Karnwea said, “We need to have logistics to train rangers to be in the forest, have communication and these cannot be made available without money.  So this money from the Norwegians will be used to build the capacity of the FDA and other related institutions including the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Mines & Energy, Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Service (LIGIS) and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).He said this is in preparation for 2020 when the world will be paying forest countries for their carbon credit.Though the agreement did not call for halting logging activities in the forest except for protected areas, the legal reform and law enforcement part of the agreement calls for immediate actions including moratorium on the award of new industrial logging concessions, moratorium on all commercial activity of existing, suspected illegal concessions until satisfactory investigation has taken place, and enforcement of moratorium on companies that hold illegal Private Use Permits (PUPs), in accordance with Executive Order No. 44 (January 2013).Furthermore, the legal reform and law enforcement according to the agreement calls for suspension of government officials and private sector representatives suspected of breaking the law.In the agreement, some major priorities underscored in the 2015-2020 period include substantially increase capacity for all stakeholders, with particular focus on strengthening the FDA’s GIS unit, LISGIS, the FDA’s Community Department, and communities and the civil society groups.It also adds that implementation and enforcement of forest related laws and regulations will be established along with clear semi-annual benchmarks.Meanwhile, Managing Director Karnwea clarified that before discussing and reaching a consensus to provide the US$150 million, background investigation was done about him to know he will not misapply this fund.He said with the level of trust built in him, he cannot taint his integrity by accepting bribes to work in the interest of a group to the detriment of the country, calling on those speculating that he may have certain percentage in the money to dismiss such speculations.He stressed that he went into the agreement because he believes that it will help Liberia to be saved from natural disaster and other environmental effects as far as climate change is concerned.Mr. Karnwea noted that if Liberia works well in line with the agreement it will be a beneficiary of the funds and the carbon credit payment in 2020.He also said the benefit of Liberia’s compliance will positively affect Liberian students in terms of scholarships, farmers and other community dwellers, the Environmental Protection Agency, amongst others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crude, senseless honouring of a convicted terrorist

first_imgDear Editor,It is the “same old PNC with all their bullying deception,” those were the words coming from a friend of mine recently; and, sadly, I concurred. The reason that I agreed with the statement made by the brother is for the simple reason that the PNC never apologised for their crude and senseless honouring of a convicted terrorist.All that the party did was to issue a statement that the offended parties have “misinterpreted” what they did in Parliament. In a cool and calculated response, the PNC General Secretary said, “The Guyana Government has expressed regret at the US’ misinterpretation of the resolution.”A misinterpretation! That is utter hogwash! What is there to misinterpret in honouring a convicted criminal? A terrorist is a mass murderer, and that is the person the PNC chose to honour. It shows how base Amna Ally and her party is in the treatment of the whole matter. To honour a convicted terrorist is serious business, and speaking in such routine tones of a “misinterpretation” makes it even worse.It all goes to show the lack of respect, not only for the superpowers, but the callous regard for the hundreds, even thousands, of lives that would have been lost through terrorist activities. This is the horrible place the PNC has brought our country into.My call to the ABC countries is to put some pressure on this de-facto Government; they need to up the ante on this regime. The ABC countries need to blacklist members of this PNC Government and immediately commence the revocation of visas. It is the only way to send a clear, unequivocal message to this misfit of a Government. The PNC-led Coalition must be taught the lesson of life– that undemocratic, cold-hearted, spiteful regimes that support mass murderers would not be tolerated. I call on the ABC countries to act with immediate haste.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Strathavon farmer to file lawsuit after crops destroyed by RDC

first_imgBy DevinaSamarooTears streamed down his lean cheekbones while a look of anguish transfixed the face of a 47-year-old farmer who struggled to comprehend why his only means of a livelihood was ruthlessly destroyed by the Regional Democratic Council of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).Hamekarran Narine of Strathavon/Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, got into the business of cash crop farming after he was thrown into the unemployment bracket following the closure of Reasat Rice Industries last year.He claimed that his crops were planted on an abandoned dam without approval from the relevant authorities.Hamekarran NarineHe is also holding out that other farmers who utilise that area to plant do not have the necessary approval.It therefore came as a shock when he visited the land on Friday morning to see two hired labourers destroying his crops, only claiming that he has no legal right to use the property, while leaving the other farms unharmed.Narine is claiming that this is a major act of discrimination and is currently in the process of filing a lawsuit against culpable individuals.Emotional breakdownDuring an interview with Guyana Times on Monday, Narine suffered an emotional breakdown as he reflected on the traumatic experience of witnessing his hard work being indiscriminately destroyed.“When I went home, some man come and tell me go see what happened to your garden and so when I go, two guys were in the farm. I start to holler, ‘what y’all doing?! This is my living!’ and they say to shut my mouth before I lock you up. I said ‘Sir, if you want the dam, please let me reap up my crops, but they continue to chop. I hollered; I didn’t know what to do. The place was full with people and everyone was saying let the man reap out he crop first but they just chop and chop and destroyed everything,” the farmer lamented.According to the farmer, the land has been used for over 40 years by residents to plant crops without any interruptions.He is therefore baffled over the fact that only his area was destroyed.“The Vice Chairman for Strathavon right now, his father used to plant on that dam to send him to school. Other children grow from that same dam. I am 47-years of age and that dam was always used for that. Since I was a lil’ boy, that dam wasn’t an access dam. It went in bush,” he explained.Narine believes he was purposely targeted after he reprimanded an RDC official for littering nearby his farm.“He throw two big bag of garbage in the trench and I told him ‘big man, you can’t do that’. Then he tell me that I am not supposed to be planting here, but I turn and tell him that all the time when it was bush, nobody said anything, but now it weed out, it full yuh eye,” he related.The farmer believes the confrontation prompted the official to make arrangements for his farm to be destroyed.2000 rootsIn assessing the damage, the farmer said that some 2000 roots of bora were destroyed, amounting to thousands of dollars in losses.“I work hard for this. I used to wake up early every morning. I don’t wake me wife to make any tea. I does go out on an empty stomach to go water them plants and then come home. I begged them to let me reap my crop and they just destroyed it,” he cried.The 2000 roots of bora would have produced 70 bundles per picking, three times per week, for six weeks. With bora currently being sold at $500 per bundle, Narine lost approximately $630,000.Through Attorney Anil Nandlall, Narine will be filing a lawsuit against the senior council member whom he believes is responsible for the discriminatory act.Nandlall in an invited comment, explained that it is obvious that the dam appeared to be Government land; however, there were other persons who were cultivating cash crops on the same piece of land continuously over a prolonged period.“Why was this gentleman’s farm alone identified and destroyed? The persons who have planted both in front of him and at the back of him, their farms have not been touched. So that smacks of some kind of vendetta, vindictiveness and witch-hunting,” he stated.He also argued that the senior RDC official has no jurisdiction over a dam in Strathavon.“This is a high official. He has to concern himself with the general administration of the region. What business he has to descend to the very low level of destroying people’s property, assuming that they are squatting on public lands,” he pointed out.Nandlall posited that the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) is responsible for such matters.Moreover, he contended that even if someone is trespassing or squatting on Government property, the law prescribes that an eviction notice should be sent to the defaulter before any further action is taken.last_img read more

Pressure Cooker of Anger

first_imgPeople with held up sad facesVexed at even the good o windTense their fists all thump readyOn street corners very angry eyesVent up as there are no real clueBoiling AngerAs to where it could have beenMany good guesses fill the mindsWhat really happened to the plane?No clues of the final moment everAnguish now turns into a nightmareOne that may never ever be solvesBoiling AngerShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

UNFPA Donates Vehicle to Youth & Sports

first_imgIn support of youth development and women activities in particular, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated a new vehicle to the Ministry of Youth and Sports in support of empowering young people in the country.During the handing over yesterday at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Monrovia, Dr. Remi Sogunro, Officer-in-charge of UNFPA, explained that the youth of today are the leaders of today and also the leaders of tomorrow and it is important to help to empower them.Dr. Sogunro indicated that majority of the people that organizations both local and international continue to work with in Liberia are youth and this is due to the potential embedded in them.“We know many of them continue to be committed to doing their work and believe that all of us can work together to ensure that Liberia has the kind of leaders that we want. As long as these young people understand the issues around sexual and reproductive health, they will be more responsible, gain access to education and they will have good employment,” he added.  According to him, if the young people have all the best education and training, they will serve as pilots of Liberia’s economy and ensure that things are moving in the right direction.“Yesterday was the World Population Report Day, but due to the Ebola situation in Liberia, we were unable to celebrate it in Liberia. We hope that you will use the Report not only today but also tomorrow.  We pledge to give you more support.”The focus of the World Population Report is on youth and adolescents. “It is remarkable that we are here today at the Ministry of Youth and Sports to provide this support to you in helping empower young people.”In his remarks, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Len Eugene Nagbe, expressed appreciation to UNFPA for the vehicle and for its many contributions to the Ministry during the past seven years.The Minister further stressed that UNFPA has been a very strong partner to the Ministry in promoting and implementing programs that help to develop young people, including funding provided for the national youth policy and the adolescent girls initiatives.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more