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Olympia Dance Festival Showcases Many Styles of Dance

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first_imgSubmitted by the Washington Center for the Performing ArtsPerformance on Saturday February 28 at 7:30pmOlympia Dance Center performs annually at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.Ballet Northwest partners once again with The Washington Center for the Performing Arts to present the 6th Annual Olympia Dance Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Dance groups from the South Puget Sound area come together to share the stage during this collaborative weekend of rehearsals and performance.Ken Johnson, co-Director of Olympia Dance Center explained, “We’re excited for the sixth anniversary of the festival. It just keeps getting better each year, and we’re thrilled to have an amazing guest artist Aaron Turner to compliment the talented local dancers.  Aaron is a charismatic tap dancer from Las Vegas who was seen on season 10 of the hit show So You Think You Can Dance.”The 2015 festival will take place Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at The Washington Center in downtown Olympia. The festival features shared master classes, a question and answer session with Aaron Turner, rehearsals designed to promote all styles of dance, and culminates in a showcase public performance by dance groups from around the South Sound. Each dance group will rehearse with Washington Center production staff, giving them professional level experience at Olympia’s premier theater.Participating groups this year include Ballet Northwest, Ballet Theatre of Washington, Comerford School of Irish Dance, Debbi’s Dance, Etc., High Impact Dance, Johansen Olympia Dance Center, Mas Uda Middle Eastern Dancers, RADCO (Random Acts of Dance Collective), Slieveloughane Irish Dancers, Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble, and Studio West Dance Theatre.Tickets to the Saturday Mainstage performance are $12, plus $3.00 service fee, and are available through The Washington Center. Performance tickets can also be purchased directly from the participating dance groups.More information can be found by visiting washingtoncenter.org or calling the Washington Center Box Office at 360-753-8586. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Leafs back home for three-game stand; $5 admission Saturday to fans wearing pink

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first_imgNelson ices one of the youngest teams in the entire KIJHL as head coach Dave McLellan decided at training camp to look for skill rather than experience.The inexperience at the junior level has some players squeezing the stick around the net.Nelson is currently only ahead of Golden Rockets in scoring with 17 goals in eight games.Early in the season Nelson has relied on veterans Jordan Davie and Brendan Smith, two 20-year-olds on the roster, to carry the load.Smith leads the team in scoring with six points while Davie has the most goals on the team with five.In contract, Eric Buckley of Kimberley Dynamiters leads the KIJHL in scoring with 19 points while teammate Jason Richter tops the league in goals with 11.Captain Miller back in lineupThe offence will be bolstered by the return of captain Rayce Miller to the lineup.Miller sat out the past two games due to suspension for taking two goalie interference penalties during a game September 25 against Princeton.Leafs salute Canadian Breast Cancer FoundationThe Nelson Leafs helping the celebration of Canadian Breast Cancer Month by wearing pink laces and tape on the jerseys for the month of October.Leafs are also inviting fans to help by offering $5 admission to Saturday’s game against Beaver Valley for people wearing pink to the game. Sometimes a hockey team needs a bit of a gift to right the ship.The Nelson Leafs get an easy game on paper as the Green and White begin a three-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home stand Friday against the winless Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Golden is winless in eight starts and sits last in the Eddie Mountain Division.The Rockets have allowed a league high 47 goals while scoring a league low 12 times.The latter should be good news for a Leaf offence that has struggled most of the season to find its scoring touch.The Leafs go from worst to one of the best Saturday when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, losers of just one game all season, visit the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop.The Nitehawks had its seven game winning streak snapped last week at home no less by the Spokane Braves.Last week Beaver Valley defeated Nelson 7-3 in the first meeting of the season for the two Murdoch rivals.The Leafs, riding a one-game winning streak, conclude the three-game stand Sunday against Summerland Steam. The three game home weekend is part of parent weekend when Leafs brass welcomes the players families in to watch Nelson in action.Game time Sunday is 2:30 p.m.Goal scoring remains a concernlast_img read more

Peanut butter recall cost to be high

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first_imgOMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra Foods Inc. said Tuesday that its nationwide recall of peanut butter will cost between $50 million and $60 million, hurting its third-quarter earnings. ConAgra announced Feb. 14 that it would recall all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter made at its Sylvester, Ga., plant. Federal officials have linked the peanut butter to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide since August. No deaths have been reported. The Omaha-based company said the recall costs of 6 cents to 8 cents a share will drag its fiscal 2007 results to the lower end of its recent forecast. ConAgra had said in December that it expected its fiscal 2007 earnings to come in between $1.28 and $1.33 per share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had been projecting 2007 earnings of $1.34 per share. Shares of ConAgra rose 31 cents, or 1.2 percent, to close at $26.25 on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock fell modestly last week after the recall was announced. The company’s Sylvester plant remains closed while the FDA investigation continues, ConAgra spokesman Chris Kircher said Tuesday. The company still doesn’t know how much peanut butter is involved in the recall, but Kircher said peanut butter typically generates about $150 million in sales. He said ConAgra’s estimate includes the costs of getting the product back and destroying it as well as the peanut butter itself. ConAgra chief executive Gary Rodkin told analysts at a conference in Arizona on Tuesday that he was proud of the way the company responded to the peanut butter concerns, and he’s confident in the safety of ConAgra’s products, which include well-known brands such as Healthy Choice, Banquet and Chef Boyardee. Most of Rodkin’s presentation focused on ConAgra’s reorganization plan that the company announced about a year ago. The company sold off several of its less-profitable brands last year as part of the plan, so it could focus on brands company officials believe have the most potential. Rodkin said the company now has a healthier base to grow from because of the changes it has made, and he’s confident in ConAgra’s future. Citigroup Inc. analyst David Driscoll said in a research note that aside from the recall costs, ConAgra’s business remains strong, and the company’s reorganization plan seems to be working. He said ConAgra would be expecting earnings near the high end of its predicted range this year if not for the recall. “We consider this news to be another important reflection of the strength of ConAgra’s momentum, and we continue to see long-term potential in ConAgra’s turnaround,” Driscoll said. At least three lawsuits have been filed against ConAgra by people who say they became sick after eating the company’s peanut butter. Seattle-based law firm Marler Clark, which handles many cases of food-borne illness, said it filed a federal class-action lawsuit against ConAgra on Tuesday, saying more than 2,200 families have contacted the firm about the peanut butter recall. ConAgra has not commented on the lawsuits except to say consumer safety is its top priority. All of the jars of peanut butter involved have a product code on the lid beginning with 2111, which denotes the plant. ConAgra said customers may return the lids or full jars of peanut butter to the store where they bought them for a refund. Great Value peanut butter is a Wal-Mart store brand made by several manufacturers. Great Value peanut butter that does not have the 2111 code is not included in the recall. Salmonella sickens about 40,000 people a year in the U.S. and kills about 600. It can cause diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting. REFUNDS To get a refund, consumers can return the product at the place of purchase or mail in lids with their names and addresses to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 3768, Omaha, NE 68103. For more information, call (866) 344-6970 or visit ConAgra’s Web site at http://www.conagrafoods.com160Want 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

Around Whittier

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first_imgTamayo, who is on the teachers’ negotiating team, said school board President Vincent Chavez told teachers Thursday that the board had “heard your message.” Man charged with child molestation LOS ANGELES – A 77-year-old former reserve captain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is named in a federal indictment accusing him of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl aboard an airline flight, prosecutors said Friday. Howard L. Brookfield of Whittier is charged with one count of abusive sexual contact for allegedly touching the girl through her clothing during the Feb. 3 American Airlines flight. Brookfield has since resigned his reserve post, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. His attorney could not be reached for comment. He was one of nine residents of Southern California and Arizona who prosecutors said were indicted over the past week as part of a nationwide initiative to crack down on alleged child exploitation crimes. Hospital donates medical supplies WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital has donated approximately $3,500 in medical supplies to the University of California Global Medical Brigades. The items will be used to provide medical relief for people in Honduras with no access to regular medical services. More than two-thirds of people in Honduras live in poverty. The leading cause of death for children under 5 is malnutrition. Some of the items donated include ibuprofen, baby formula, blood collection tubes, IV kits, cold packs, disposable surgical cable, syringes, sodium chloride, abdominal pads, adhesive dressing and elastic bands. Free mini-massages offered to seniors LOS NIETOS – Los Nietos Community and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave., will offer free mini-massages from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The massages for seniors will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (562) 699-9898. Musical group set to perform WHITTIER – Yuval Ron, a Middle Eastern musical group, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts, 13406 E. Philadelphia St. Formed in 1999, Yuval Ron performs spiritual music and dance. Its goal is to bridge gaps created by national, racial, religious and cultural divisions by fusing musical styles from different areas of the Middle East. For more information, call (562) 907-4203. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A day after teachers staged a boisterous demonstration at the school board’s meeting, El Rancho Unified School District teachers said Friday their talks over a new contract with the district will resume next week. On Thursday, about 200 teachers and parents jammed the cafeteria of El Rancho High School, where they demanded that the district guarantee them that a cost-of-living increase will be included in the new contract. “What we’re asking for is their commitment,” Selby Grove Elementary School teacher Rico Tamayo said Friday. “We want them to think of us as their mortgage payment: you pay that first, then if you need to, you make reductions for other things.” Talks will resume Thursday, he added. last_img read more

WARNING! If defenders don’t do THIS, Chelsea star will hammer them

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first_img Diego Costa riles the Liverpool players Martin Keown has told defenders up and down the country they must match fire with fire to get the better of Diego Costa.The Chelsea striker is facing a three-match ban after being charged by the FA for violent conduct following his stamp on Emre Can during the Blues’ Capital One Cup semi-final win over Liverpool on Tuesday night.The Spaniard was also accused of stamping on Martin Skrtel, but the authorities decided not to press charges in that instance following a video review.But his combative style proved problematic for the Reds all night and former Arsenal star Keown, who was never shy of a battle on the pitch, insists opposing defenders have to match the ex-Atletico Madrid striker’s physicality.Writing in his exclusive Daily Mail column, he said: “To deal with Costa you have to show you have more than him in every department. You have to be stronger, quicker and must anticipate better than him.“There is no question you have to match his physicality, even if it means risking being booked or sent off. He wants to rumble and you have to stand up to that.“But he is more than just a brute. He links intelligently, has great skill and has all the potential to be as good as, if not better than, Didier Drogba. “To read more from Martin Keown, check out his column in the Daily Mail 1last_img read more

TRANSFER SCRAP! Middlesbrough join Villa and West Brom in race for Belgian Vardy

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first_img Laurent Depoitre in action for Gent Middlesbrough have joined Aston Villa and West Brom in the race for Gent star Laurent Depoitre.The striker has scored 15 goals in Belgium this season and is expected to be on the move this summer.Aston Villa and West Brom are interested in the 27-year-old, while Tottenham are also monitoring the situation.However, according to Belgian news outlet HLN, Middlesbrough are the latest side to join the race for the Belgium international.The Championship club are determined to bolster their attacking options in the summer, providing they gain promotion to the Premier League.And they are admirers of Depoitre, who has compared to Jamie Vardy in his homeland having risen from the lower leagues to international football. 1last_img

Azusa weighs parking limits

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFew disagree Azusa has a parking problem, but treating one portion of town differently from another is a concern. Some homes were built without garages. Others have one-car garages, which can be inadequate for today’s lifestyles. Rosedale officials have formally expressed opposition to overnight restrictions. Mayor Diane Chagnon said it was important for residents to realize the council isn’t trying to be punitive. Chagnon breaks down the city as “new” and “old” Azusa. AZUSA – The Azusa City Council is expected to decide Monday whether residents could place overnight parking restrictions in their particular neighborhoods. Special permits for guests could be part of the mix to mirror other San Gabriel Valley cities with similar provisions. A few Azusa neighborhoods already have overnight restrictions. Citywide, recreational vehicles can’t parked on the streets for more than 12 hours. Some council members want to impose restrictions throughout the city; others want to implement them in the new-home development of Rosedale, a 1,250-house neighborhood under construction below the foothills. Homes in the “new” Azusa, or Rosedale, have been designed with two- and three-car garages and driveways. “So, a majority of the council would like to see no overnight park \, because it was designed to accommodate that. Also, people who want to live in Rosedale would know that going in, and if they choose not to buy … that’s their choice,” Chagnon said. In the “old” Azusa, where neighborhoods include town homes and apartments, parking standards were met, but do not meet today’s ordinance. “Either standards have changed, or people have more cars,” Chagnon said. On Sixth Street between Cerritos and Pasadena avenues, where the Rev. Gilbert Becerril lives, overnight parking is prohibited. Parking became an issue a decade ago when a 121-unit apartment building was demolished and replaced with 21 homes. Becerril said cars were parked for weeks at a time, drivers revved engines needlessly, and others honked horns in the wee hours of the night. Becerril said he prayed about it, joined his neighbors and marched on City Hall for relief. “Now, we have no parking from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Homeowners love it,” he said. “It’s a clean, quiet and peaceful block. There’s no more working on cars in front of your house and the value of our homes have increased.” Becerril added he didn’t think a citywide ban would work in Azusa. marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want 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

Picture Special: Huge crowds turn out for Alan Patterson Trust 5K

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first_imgThe Alan Patterson Trust fun run/walk took place this morning in Raphoe.The trust had been set up to support Alan’s rehabilitation journey after sustaining a serious spinal cord injury.Participants left the Royal and Prior School and completed two laps of the race course. Category prizes up for grabs included; under 18s, senior, over 40s and over 50s. Picture Special: Huge crowds turn out for Alan Patterson Trust 5K was last modified: February 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kalan patterson trustFun Runpicture specialRaphoelast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible Real Madrid career in numbers

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first_imgThere’s no doubt we’ve witnessed history with Ronaldo’s stunning displays for Los Blancos, firing in goal after goal and winning trophies aplenty, while his friendly rivalry with Lionel Messi will live on in the mind as the world’s greatest footballers went head-to-head in their quest to be the best.Now, though, Ronaldo will move onto a new project as he attempts to bring even more glory to Italian giants Juve, who have just won seven consecutive Serie A titles.But let’s not forget just how good Ronaldo was during his career with Real Madrid. Check out just some of his incredible statistics below. possible xi Cristiano Ronaldo played 438 games for Real Madrid and scored an astonishing 450 goals – that’s 1.02 goals per game – and makes him their all-time leading goalscorer. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal highlights How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 9 Eight of Real Madrid’s nine most prolific seasons in front of goal came with Cristiano Ronaldo at the club. The only campaign he didn’t contribute to was 1959/60. In his nine years in LaLiga, Ronaldo took 1968 shots, according to WhoScored.com. How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA He wasn’t just a goalscorer, though, he made 119 assists during his time in Spain. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid have just had their most trophied decade ever, winning 16 so far. The next highest decades were the 1960s and 1980s and saw them win 12 in each. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact gameday Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive feats for Real Madrid saw him win four Ballons d’Or and three Golden Shoes. 9 9 who plays? 9 All good things must come to an end, and Cristiano Ronaldo has now left Real Madrid.The Portugal superstar has signed for Juventus in a £105million transfer and called time on a his nine-season spell at the Santiago Bernabeu. 9 predicted After his first season at Real Madrid no team-mate got to within 21 goals of his end of season tally in all competitions. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates winning the 2017/18 Champions League. 9 9 In his sensational haul of 450 goals were 44 hat-tricks, with 34 coming in LaLiga and seven in the Champions League. 9 possible standings 9 Latest Football news ALTERED last_img read more

Softball Completes Series Sweep of Valparaiso

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first_img PDF Box Score Watch Live Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) earned the win in the circle and improved to 10-7. Timmons allowed three runs on two hits and five walks with four strikeouts in four innings. Valpo scored its only runs of the series on a three-run home run by Hannah Dybalski in the fourth inning. Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) pitched three scoreless innings of relief with nine strikeouts and just one walk. Maddox drove in two runs in the first inning with her double while Newman drove in the game’s first run on an infield single. Later, Maddox drove in the Bulldogs’ fourth-inning run and had one RBI in the six-run seventh-inning. Ryan hit RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings. Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) hit an RBI single in the seventh and Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) drove in the team’s final run with a groundout in the team’s final at bat. VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University softball team completed a Missouri Valley Conference series sweep of Valparaiso Sunday at the Valpo Softball Complex. Live Stats ESPN+ Preview The Bulldogs had 14 hits as every hitter had at least one, led by Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.), who went 3-for-4 with one double and equaled her career-high of five RBI. Laura Anderson (Boone, Iowa) hit her first career home run, a three-run shot in a six-run first inning. Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) collected two hits and drove in a career-high three RBI. As a team, Drake drew nine walks. UNI 4/9/2019 – 6 p.m. Story Links Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Drake (24-13, 10-1 MVC) routed Valparaiso (12-17, 2-9 MVC) 14-3 as it won its fourth-straight MVC series. Drake begins a nine-game homestand Tuesday night with an in-state doubleheader against UNI. First pitch against the Panthers is scheduled for 4 p.m. and both games will be on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more