Summer at Timberland Regional Library is All About Heroes

first_imgFacebook70Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Timberland Regional LibrarySummer at the Library is for everyone, from birth through high school. It’s a fun-filled journey of discovery that keeps kids, teens and families coming back year after year.Between the last day of school and Labor Day, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) will present over 700 programs that blend reading with all kinds of summer excitement. This year, the focus is on heroes and the things heroes do. There will be heroic games and stories, comedy, puppet shows, plays, music and magic.Summer’s Best DestinationEach year, starting in October, librarians begin to prepare for summer. By early June, they are eager to share exciting new programs and beloved favorites that make the library a summer destination of choice. Even with all the books, computers, toys, games, movies and events, it is often the librarians that are the biggest draw for young patrons. Librarians listen and talk, laugh, play and share their love of reading and discovery. For some kids, their favorite librarians might seem like superheroes.For children, this year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”There will be superhero story times, guessing jars, movies and scavenger hunts. Hometown heroes – fire-fighters and police officers – will talk about how they keep people safe. Kids will get crafty at superhero “crafternoons” and graduate from Superhero Training Academy.For a complete list of activities, go to children and family programs on the website.District-wide, featured performers, web links and program titles are listed below:Perennial favorite, Magician Jeff Evans, will present “The Magical Adventures of Super Reader”Juggler and interactive storyteller Chris Fascione will present “Juggling Funny Stories”Olympia Family Theater will perform “American Tall Tales”Mary Shaver Puppets will perform “Issun Boshi: Little One-Inch Samurai”Rock ‘n Roll Adventurers, the Brian Waite Band, will present “Rumble in Rock’em City”Children’s singer/songwriter Nancy Stewart will present “Hats off to Heroes”Everyone loves the folk music of Brownsmead FlatsThe Food and Book Drive offers everyone the opportunity to be a community hero. All summer long, libraries will accept nonperishable food items and new or gently used children’s books. All donations will go to local food banks.For Teens, the Theme is “Unmask.” Teens will find their local libraries great places to hang-out, meet new friends and have their own kind of fun – writing groups, arts and crafts workshops, book clubs, conversation, cosplay. In many libraries, the Marvel superhero movies will play in sequence, and whenever possible, there will be snacks. For a complete list of activities, please go to Summer Reading programs for teens on the website.Highlights: Comic Strip Contest – Teens, grades 6 through 12, are invited to create original, five-panel comic strips. Entries will be accepted from June 10 through August 31. Winning entries will be featured on TRL’s TeenTumblr, Teen Facebook, on the TRL website, and published as bookmarks.Minecraft Contest – Kids and teens, grades 3 through 12, are invited to build a setting or scene from a favorite book in Minecraft and enter their creations online from June 10 through August 31. Winning entries will be featured on TRL’s TeenTumblr, Teen Facebook, on the TRL website.The “Cons” – Teens will find fun and friends with similar interests at these celebrations of pop culture “fandoms” focusing on books, comics, television and movies such as Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Marvel and Sherlock.In Thurston County, FanatiCon, July 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. – Tumwater Timberland LibraryIn Pacific County, WillapaNerdiCon, July 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. – Raymond Timberland LibraryIn Grays Harbor County, HarborCon, July 25 from 6 to 8 .m. – Aberdeen Timberland LibraryIn Mason County, Comic Con, July 16 from 2 to 3 p.m – North Mason Timberland LibraryArtists’ Alley Week, July 14-16 – Manga artist Nicole Pelham and cartoonist/illustrator Zoey Hogan will lead workshops, teaching the basics of comics creation, such as: how to draw the human face and figure, create unique characters, set up a comic page, bring characters to life, and combine story elements with illustrations.Comics & Manga Upcycled – Sixteen libraries will feature comic and manga programs using American and Japanese (“Manga”) comics to make masks, bookmarks, pendant necklaces and light-switch covers.For a complete schedule and program details, contact your local library or visit the events calendar.  All Timberland Regional Library programs are free and open to the public.last_img read more

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Sonny Bill ruled out after head knock

first_imgPhoto By: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES (Sonny Bill Williams will sit out the Blues game against the Cheetahs after his head knock last weekend). Williams copped a knee to the head in Sydney last week and, under return to play guidelines, has been forced to sit out this week.The good news is Williams has been symptom free for two days and Blues coach Tana Umaga expects the second five-eighth to be on the plane and fit to play in Cape Town next weekend.”He’s much improved today but he’s got to through the protocols until he is symptom free so that probably wouldn’t have him right for this weekend so we didn’t want to run that risk,” Umaga said.TJ Faiane assumes Williams’ place at No 12 inside George Moala.On a positive note for both the Blues and All Blacks, the troubling back compliant that’s kept Tuipulotu out since round six has settled, and he’s been thrown straight back into the starting line-up.The Blues second-row comprising Scott Scrafton and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti have formed a quality partnership in recent weeks but Umaga is confident Tuipulotu’s formidable frame can add similar impact.Cowley-Tuioti makes way for Tuipulotu’s return.”He was pretty excited when we told him he was going to be starting this week.  We want to make sure we get some of that excitement on the field and in the right areas.”Other changes see Melani Nanai get his long-awaited chance to start at fullback and former sevens star Declan O’Donnell will make his debut on the right wing. Matt Duffie and Michael Collins, who have started in all 10 games this year, have been spelled, though Collins is on the bench.The Blues also welcome back a raft of players from injury on the bench.They include prop Alex Hodgman who will make his Blues debut, Kara Pryor who played 13 times last season, Ihaia West who has missed four games with an ankle strain, and halfback Sam Nock, while Hame Faiva replaces an injured Matt Moulds.Successive wins in Australia over the Brumbies and Waratahs kept the Blues’ playoff hopes alive but they still need to win every match from here. Given the circumstances, a bonus point win against the attacking-minded Cheetahs is a must. Team: Melani Nanai, Declan O’Donnell, George Moala, TJ Faiaine, Rieko Ioane, Piers Francis, Augustine Pulu, Akira Ioane, Blake Gibson, Steven Luatua, Scott Scrafton, Patrick Tuipulotu, Charlie Faumuina, James Parsons (c), Pauliasi Manu. Replacements: Hame Faiva, Alex Hodgman, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Kara Pryor, Sam Nock, Ihaia West, Michael Collins.last_img read more

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JFK Thanks Indian Hospital

first_imgAuthorities of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) have expressed gratitude to their counterparts at Lisie Hospital in Karela, India for helping to save the lives of three Liberian children with congenital heart disease.Dr. Sia W. Camanor, Head of the JFK Pediatric Ward under whose auspices the children were flown to India for surgeries, said more children and adults have gone to India to seek medical attention and that most of the medical care was provided free of charge but that the parents of these children, along with the hospital authorities wanted to express thanks to the administrators, including nurses, of Lisie Hospital for the services and care they provided to the Liberian children.“The three parents have come back to say thanks and to express how grateful they are to JFK and Lisie hospitals,” Dr. Camanor added. She thanked Mr. Samuel Mitchell, owner of a nearby upscale Liberian restaurant, for providing refreshments for the program.Also expressing how thankful he is to the Indians, 9-year-old Pewee Roberts stated that before his surgery, he was unable to play football with his peers, but can now run and play football without breathing complications. Young Roberts drew laughter when he said he did not like the pain aspect of the recovery process. On behalf of the mothers, Mrs. Alice K. Ballah, spoke positively of how they and their sick children were catered to by caregivers while at the hospital in India.Mrs. Ballah, who is a herself a nurse, could not hold back her ‘tears of joy’ as she expressed how grateful she and her friends are to JFK, Lisie and everyone who helped in making it possible for them and their children to fly to India to undergo the surgeries, and for their children to have “a second chance to life. We remember waiting outside the operating theatre for our children. It is not a very good place to be. But thank God and every step of the way Lisie Hospital’s caregivers were very hospitable to us.”She expressed the hope that the gesture that was accorded their children will not be the last, adding, “There are other children out there, who need a second chance to live.” Dr. Endale Tafera, a Pediatric Cardiologist at JFK, who was instrumental in establishing the contacts with Lisie, for the sick children and their parents, also thanked the Indian-based hospital and JFK for working together to ensure that the young patients received good medical care. He assured the Liberian government that his initiation will not be the last, and that he will do many more for any child diagnosed of heart condition.On behalf of JFK, the Administrator, Mrs. Mary Howard-Nyaquie, said the senior management was glad to see that the lives of Liberian children could be saved. “These three lives that were saved are of great impact to the country,” she added while thanking everyone who played a part in helping the children and their parents to leave Liberia for the surgeries.Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister for Health Services at the Ministry of Health, said he was filled with joy that three lives have been saved through foreign intervention.He stated that what the Indian help to the three children has shown to health stakeholders is that when the “right people and the opportunity avails itself, definitely so much can be done and achieved.”“There is an opportunity; we can begin to look at what we have and how we can bring in other pieces of equipment that we don’t have to add to the ones we have in order to do similar surgery in the country,” he said.“Instead of sending the three persons away for surgeries,” Dr. Kateh said, the parents would have asked the experts to come and by that, many more lives can be saved.It can be recalled that three Liberian children received the best Christmas gift ever on December 12, 2016 when an opportunity for a new lease on life through the collaboration of Dr. Tefera (Pediatric Cardiologist, Liberian College of Physician and Surgeon – LCPS) and Dr. Edwin Francis (Pediatric Cardiologist of the Lisie Hospital located in Cochin, India), were happy for the children to receive free corrective surgeries for their conditions.Dr. Camanor, a pediatric consultant at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, had earlier diagnosed the children with heart conditions for which she sought the assistance of the Lisie Hospital. The children, she observed, were suffering from a congenital heart disease commonly known as a “hole in the heart,” a condition that can cause a child to experience a variety of symptoms including weakness, poor growth and shortness of breath. Congenital heart disease leads to a reduced quality of life and often a shorter life span if lifesaving surgery is not done.“Bradley, Samuel and Pewee faced many challenges and would have succumbed to this illness had this opportunity not come,” Dr. Camanor told the Daily Observer at the JFK hospital prior to the departure of the children to India last year.In Liberia, she said, ‘a hole in the heart’ is often a difficult diagnosis to treat due to the lack of facilities and specialists to perform open heart surgery. “We, Dr. Sia Wata Camanor, Dr. Udhayashankar Kanagasabai, the Liberian Pediatric Cardiac patients and their families with grateful hearts would like to appreciate the individuals and organizations that worked tirelessly as a team and contributed financially to ensure that these three children received the heart surgeries they most needed in a foreign land. They are Lisie Hospital, Cochin, India, John F. Kennedy Medical Center Pediatric Department and Administration, the Ministry of Health of Liberia, Upjit Singh Sachdeva and the Indian High Commission to Liberia, the Royal Air Maroc, Sahara Travel, APSEN Medical, Mrs. Anandani of Raj Enterprises, Kelvin Sambola of Lord Kelvin Forex Bureau, Sam Mitchell, Corinal Hotel and the Daily Observer newspaper.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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“You have to count your lucky stars,” Judge to former rape accused

first_imgA mixed 12-member jury on Tuesday unanimously delivered a not-guilty verdict for Cliff Semple in the Sexual Offences Court before Justice Brassington Reynolds after being in deliberation for two hours.It was alleged that on August 9, 2016 in the county of Demerara, Semple engaged in sexual activity with a child under the age of 16 years old.Semple had pleaded not guilty to the offence and had been represented by Attorney Adrian Thompson while the State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Sarah Martin.Justice Reynolds while informing Semple that he was now a free man, admonished him to grasp the second chance given to him and stay clear of future trouble, as he told the former accused that this was the closest he would want to get to a life sentence.“You have to count your lucky stars; this is the closest you want to get to a life sentence,” the Judge stated.As such, Semple exited the court a free man while the victim’s relatives seemed unsatisfied with the jury’s decision.last_img read more

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Police probe stabbing

first_imgWHITTIER – Police on Thursday were looking for two men who stabbed another man in the chest Wednesday night. The attack happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the 6200 block of Pickering Avenue. The victim, who police said was a transient, was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. He was expected to survive, Whittier Police Departments spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar said. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool’s goalscoring problems borne out of self-imposed pressure and anxiety

first_img1 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes many of his players have become too anxious about scoring and are making poor decisions as a result.Goals have been hard to come by for the Reds, with their two main strikers Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke both suffering with injuries this season.September’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa was the only time since February they have registered more than one in a game and similar problems were evident in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League.Klopp insists only time – and more coaching from him – will improve the situation.“It is important to get more stable but I saw the pressure on the players when they missed a chance,” he said.“I saw some players they were so stiff in their minds… ‘Now we have to shoot’… we have to decide better (when it comes to) shooting, passing. When we go in the box we have to be better.“It is only important you are always able to make the right decision at the right time because they have the quality to finish and create chances.“We created chances against a deep defending opponent [Rubin] and we had many situations where we were close – and close is better than far away.“This is, after this short time [working with him], is pretty normal.“Sometimes you have to show them when to shoot and where the other options are and then the boys have to decide by themselves.“I am still cool with the situation. If they stay healthy these guys then we can work.”Klopp’s attacking options for Sunday’s visit of Southampton will at least be boosted by the returns of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, who both came off the bench in midweek after month-long lay-offs.Two draws in his opening matches have helped quell the raging expectation which raced across Merseyside at his appointment, but that does not mean Klopp is content.“It is really not easy to compare completely different things but in my first season at Dortmund we had 15 draws and we only lost four games and finished sixth.“I want the result with all my body gives me but I have seen many things we have done in training in the games.“I didn’t expect that we would run through the league from the moment I started here.“This league is too strong, the opponents are too strong. We don’t have enough time between the games to always be 20 per cent better in the next game.“But I have seen many things. I see it in set-plays, in the defensive play.“I trust in the qualities of the players.”Klopp will make a late decision on whether Sturridge is fit to return from a knee injury, which has kept him out of the last two games, after assessing his participation on Saturday’s training session. Christian Benteke last_img read more

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Premier League clubs ranked by their best ever foreign signing – worst to first

first_img 20 4. Liverpool – Luis Suarez (Liverpool) – Signed for £25m at the same time the Reds spent £35m, he proved to be a real bargain. He only won the 2012 League Cup during his spell with the club but his sensational final two seasons, which saw him score 61 goals in 81 appearances, almost won them their first Premier League title since 1990. 20 1. Arsenal – Thierry Henry (France) – An astonishing eight-year spell in north London was glittering for the player individually and the club as a whole. Two Premier League titles, three FA Cup wins, along with Golden Boots and PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards. He’s also the Gunners’ all-time top scorer. Not bad at all from the Frenchman. 20 20. Bournemouth – Max Gradel (Ivory Coast) – Click the right arrow above to find out which Premier League club’s best foreign player came out on top… – Bournemouth haven’t had too many foreign players grace their club, but of those who have played at Dean Cout, we consider Gradel the best. He did well on loan at the club across two seasons from 2007 onwards, and while his current spell has been hampered by injury, he’s still looking top notch. 20 2. Manchester United – Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – Plucked from Portugal as a gawky but skilful teenager, the Red Devils and Sir Alex Ferguson helped develop him into one of the greatest players the world has ever seen. His six-season spell at Old Trafford included three Premier League titles, a Champions League and a Ballon d’Or in 2008. 20 7. Tottenham Hotspur – Luka Modric (Croatia) – For four campaigns, the graceful Croatian lit up White Hart Lane with his effortless playmaking abilities. His stunning displays helped Spurs make the 2010/11 Champions League, where he starred against Inter Milan on home soil. Eventually, Tottenham could no longer resist offers from big clubs and he joined Real Madrid for £30m, where he has won the Champions League twice. 6. Leicester City – Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) – An incredible and inspiring Premier League season last time out saw the Foxes win the title against all the odds and the Algerian star was one of the main reasons behind the win. He won the PFA’s Players’ Player of the Year award for his heroics and now has the world at his feet. 18. Sunderland – Thomas Sorensen (Denmark) – Peter Reid landed the Danish star in 1998 from Odense, after a recommendation from Peter Schmeichel. In his first season he kept a brilliant 29 clean sheets as they were promoted to the top-flight. He continued to star in the Premier League, while saving an Alan Shearer penalty further endeared him to supporters but eventually he could not save them from relegation and was sold to Aston Villa for £2m. Since the beginning of the Premier League in 1992, foreign players have been a huge part of the British game.They have transformed our football culture and given us incredible moments of guile and skill.Admittedly, not all have been great. You get the odd Ali Dia but, on the whole, foreign stars have had an incredibly positive effect on the Premier League.The current 20 clubs residing in the top-flight have all had some top players from abroad in their ranks, but where do they sit compared to others?Click the right arrow above to find out…NB. Only players who were either born and/or raised from an early age outside of the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland were considered for inclusion. 15. Hull City – Geovanni (Brazil) – The Brazil midfield star, once a Barcelona star, arrived at the KC Stadium in 2008 on the back of a stint at Man City. He was an instant success and in a memorable debut campaign for Hull scored stunning goals away at Arsenal and Tottenham as they avoided relegation. He couldn’t do the same the next year, though and his contract was cancelled in the summer of 2010. 13. Stoke City – Asmir Begovic (Bosnia) – Five full campaigns with the Potters saw him become one of the Premier League’s top shot-stoppers. He even scored a goal against Southampton with a 97.5-yard kick beating opposite number Artur Boruc in 2013, which was recognised as a Guinness World Record in 2015. He moved to Chelsea last summer for £8m. 20 14. Crystal Palace – Julian Speroni (Argentina) – Signed from Dundee in 2004 for just £750,000, he became a hugely popular figure at the club, despite a rocky start. He’s won the supporters’ player of the year award four times at Selhurst Park and had a testimonial last summer for his incredible service. 9. Everton – Tim Cahill (Australia) – Snapped up from Millwall for just £1.5m, Cahill proved to be one of the Premier League’s best ever bargain. The Australian helped them to the 2009 FA Cup final and was a general nuisance for opponents in England, where his heading ability was hugely admired. 11. Southampton – Jose Fonte (Portugal) – Across seven seasons, the Portugal star has gone from League One signing to European Championship finalist with the Saints and his national team. A rock at the back, Fonte’s rise through the ranks was impressive and now he’s a true leader on the south coast. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 8. West Ham United – Paolo Di Canio (Italy) – Dimitri Payet could soon be pushing him close his he remains at the club, but for now the fiery Italian takes the spot. His four-and-a-half seasons with the club were eventful, helping them to a fifth place finish in 1999 and scoring one of the Premier League’s best ever goals in 2000. But ended with the club being relegated in 2003. 16. Watford – Heidar Helguson (Iceland) – Graham Taylor spent a club-record £1.5m on the Icelandic star in 1999 and, while he had his ups and his downs, he is considered a hero at Vicarage Road. A goal-laden 2004/05 campaign saw him earn a move to the Premier League with Fulham. 20 20 19. Burnley – Brian Jensen (Denmark) – The Beast spent 10 campaigns in and out of the first-team at Turf Moor, making more than 300 appearances in all competitions. He constantly battled for the No.1 spot, even when other goalkeepers were brought in to replace him. 17. West Bromwich Albion – Youssouf Mulumbu (DR Congo) – After a loan spell at the Hawthorns, Mulumbu joined from Paris Saint-Germain in a £175,000 deal back in 2009. He was named supporters’ and players’ player of the year in 2010/11 and runner up for both the awards in 2013/14. 5. Manchester City – Sergio Aguero (Argentina) – Will forever be remembered for his stunning Premier League-winning strike in 2012, the Argentine’s lethal finishing has been brilliant to watch in the Premier League. If it wasn’t for niggling injuries he would surely have more than the 102 Premier League goals he has scored in 150 games, while the Blues would definitely have won more than two Premier League titles and two League Cups. 12. Swansea City – Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast) – A £12m signing from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013, the Ivorian was an instant hit in Wales, banging home 17 Premier League goals in his first campaign. He only spent half of the 2014/15 season with the club but he still managed nine strikes in 20 top-flight appearances before being sold for £28m. 20 20 20 20 10. Middlesbrough – Juninho (Brazil) – The Little Fella is thought of as one of the greatest Boro players ever following three spells with the Teesiders. His displays in the 1996/97 season saw him named runner up to Gianfranco Zola for the FWA’s Player of the Year award, despite the club being relegated back to the First Division. A loan spell in 1999/00 saw him able to help the club avoid relegation. Meanwhile, in his third spell with Boro from 2002 to 2004 they won the League Cup and he’s still considered a legend today. 20 3. Chelsea – Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) – Signed for £24m in 2004, the striker certainly gave the Blues their money’s worth. His 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells helped the club to four Premier League titles, three League Cups, and four FA Cups. When it came to playing at Wembley, no one was able to stop the Ivorian. A Champions League win in 2012 cemented his name into legend. last_img read more

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Can you spell, trip to D.C.?

first_img Unlike at national bees, which are televised on ESPN and inspired the award-winning documentary “Spellbound,” few participants Saturday took time to dissect the unfamiliar words thrown at them. Participants are allowed to ask the pronouncer to repeat the word, give a definition or use it in a sentence, among other things. Only twice was a word’s language of origin requested, which can help differentiate letters that have similar sounds such as “t” and “d.” “That is one of the keys,” said Klein, a veteran pronouncer. And yet David Pruden didn’t seem to need any help. As the ninth round began, only he and Emma Manning remained. Emma, a 13-year-old Pasadena girl who placed fifth at the bee last year, had misspelled “satire” during the practice round but had been perfect since. The next four rounds went by in a flash as Emma and David volleyed words like “edentulous” and “funambulist.” In the thirteenth round, Emma tripped on “catenate” and David seized the crown and an expense-paid trip for him and his mother to Washington, D.C., at the end for May for the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. “The Lord gets the credit for giving him abilities and talents,” said mother Connie Pruden. The event, which was held at the Skirball Cultural Center and lasted about two hours, was open to fourth- through eighth-graders at public and private schools in the Daily News circulation area. The 47 participants advanced to the regional spelling bee after beating their classmates. “Remember kids,” columnist Dennis McCarthy said during the introduction, “every one of you is a winner already.” Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! David Pruden didn’t ask for a word’s definition. He didn’t ask for a word to be used in a sentence or for its language of origin. Fourteen times Saturday David simply walked to the microphone, repeated the word to himself and spelled it flawlessly to win the Daily News Regional Spelling Bee. “I’m real excited. I’ve spent most of my time studying the advanced words, which kind of felt like a waste, but since I’m going to nationals it’s not,” the 14-year-old from Santa Clarita said after winning in the 13th round with “chrysanthemum.” The bee wasn’t as flowery for the rest of the 47 spellers from fourth grade to eighth grade. Nineteen were knocked out during the first round. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “There were some words I couldn’t spell without looking up,” said Sharon Klein, the bee’s pronouncer and an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge. Brandon Wallace had been training for weeks and he spoke with confidence and authority during the practice round. But the Sierra Vista junior high student was immediately taken aback by his first challenge. “Prerequisite,” Brandon said. “P-R-E-R-E-Q-U-I-S-T-I-E. Prerequisite.” Ding! The judge’s bell. The sound of a misspell. “I think I did pretty well considering I got a challenging word,” Brandon later said. last_img read more

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Jorge Sampaolini’s Argentina team selection caused a lot of confusion online

first_imgYou have Higuain and Dybala who play with each other all year round and have been quite the successful pair, this is proven by the success of Juventus. Just play them and stick Messi wide. I am so annoyed and I am not even Argentine.— DrJarba (@JarbaFifa) June 21, 2018 Ivan Rakitic’s goal rounded off a miserable night for Argentinian football Di Maria. Aguero. Higuain. Dybala. Lo Celso. Banega. And you somehow cannot make it work & find the right supporting cast to help Messi flourish? You don’t deserve to be a coach.— uché (@MyNameIsUche) June 21, 2018 Argentina’s World Cup hopes were left in a dire straits after suffering a 3-0 pummelling by Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod.The result means the two-time World Cup winners will probably need a win over Nigeria in their final Group D game if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the last 16. 1 Not in anyway pitying Argentina.How can a coach bench Di Maria, Dybala, Rojo, Biglia and Banega? #ARGCRO #WorldCup— ♔ King Absolute ♔ (@KingAbsolute_) June 21, 2018 Jorge Sampaoli has embarrassed the whole of Argentina at the World Cup. You’ve got Franco Armani, who’s been the best keeper in South America the last 5 years and you play Caballero. Meza over Dybala/Pavon, Mascherano over Banega. Line ups and formations all horribly wrong.— The real _critic (@alieza30) June 21, 2018 Even though I am Croatian. I just feel for Messi. Besides him walking. If he stays high he doesn’t touch the ball. If he goes deep to get it no one is up high& everyone is complaining for him to go closer to goal. How doesn’t Dybala, Higuain, Dimaria, Banega play more?— Allie Long (@ALLIE_LONG) June 21, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.center_img Man had Dybala and Di Maria on the bench for Acuna, Meza and Enzo Perez … but was expecting to win a game …— Ko-Jo Cue (@KOJO_Cue) June 21, 2018 This is what happen when you bench players like Rojo, Di Maria and Dybala. Argentina deserves to take this L. #ARG— Mr. Gitz (@iGitz_) June 21, 2018 Imagine picking Meza over Dybala in a crucial World Cup game. Peculiar.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) June 21, 2018 Honestly what manager picks Meza over Dybala , Higuain over Icardi , And Perez … The less we talk about that— Rashmit 👨🏽‍⚕️ (@Rashthedoctor) June 21, 2018 Pavon is useless. Getting Icardi to get to the end of crosses would’ve been a another approach to getting back in the game. Instead of Pavon, Dybala should’ve come on instead. And for real, retired Cambiasso and Zanetti would’ve done better than Mezza.— ⚡Kofi Dela ⚡ (@Arnold_Azumah) June 21, 2018 They have played like a team with no ideas and no real direction in Russia so far and this was in full flow in the second-half of the against Croatia match after Willy Caballero made a dreadful mistake to gift their opponents the lead.Manager Jorge Sampaolini has inevitably come in for a lot of criticism for his side’s poor performances and his team selection against the sternest opposition in their group raised eyebrows to say the least.The likes of Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega were left on the bench and Twitter users far and wide did not understand the reasons behind Sampaolini’s thinking.Below you can see some of the most critical tweets about Argentina and Sampaolini.last_img read more

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RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES NEED TO RETURN TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL – TD

first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD has welcomed confirmation by donegaldaily.com that the project to build a new Medical Block at Letterkenny General Hospital is now back on track.In light of the announcement, Deputy McConalogue has called on the Health Service Executive to make a firm commitment to a date for the reinstating the rheumatology service in Letterkenny.Deputy McConalogue commented: “The news that work on the extension to Letterkenny General Hospital is set to resume on Monday will come as a major relief to patients in Donegal and to the staff who have been waiting for too long for this much needed development. “The €22 million extension, which includes a new emergency department and medical assessment unit, was almost complete when the building firm went into receivership last November. The project is now a year behind schedule and staff have been struggling to deal with unacceptable levels of overcrowding as they wait for the essential new facilities.“I wholeheartedly welcome the news that an agreement has now been reached which will allow the sub-contractors involved to get back to work to finish the development from next week. I am hopeful that the project can be finished next year and that when completed, it will help alleviate some of the current pressures on services at the hospital.“Now that we have this breakthrough, the HSE is in a position to fulfil its commitment to reinstating the rheumatology clinic at Letterkenny Hospital. We cannot continue a situation where so many Donegal patients requiring rheumatology services are forced to travel to Manorhamilton for treatment. I am calling on the HSE and the Minister for Health James Reilly to immediately confirm a date for when we will have a rheumatology clinic back in Letterkenny as soon as the hospital extension is complete.”RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES NEED TO RETURN TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL – TD was last modified: September 15th, 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:deputy charlie mcconalogueLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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