ThurstonTalk Invites High School Internship Applications

first_imgTo apply:Write 200 – 300 words that details why Thurston County is an excellent place to live.Send the writing sample to by August 10, 2014.Include name, school, grade level and contact phone.Indicate two or three goals that you hope an internship with ThurstonTalk will fulfill by the end of the school year.Questions can be directed to ThurstonTalk at has opened a limited internship opportunity to Thurston County high school students interested in writing or photography.  A special thank you to local Dairy Queen franchise owner, Mike McKinnon, for sponsoring this experience for high school students.Read a first hand account of what our interns gained during the previous school year by clicking here.What you will get:Content (articles or photographs) published with a byline on www.thurstontalk.comExposure to the workings of a profitable business, creating a niche industryInsight into the applications of social media in the business communityConnections with published writers and recognized business leadersFlexibility to complete assignments on your own scheduleWhat ThurstonTalk expects:One article or four photos submitted each monthExceptional, error-free content that matches our platformConsistent follow-through on commitmentsSincere interest in what we’re creating at ThurstonTalkInitiative to ask for what you want to learn about Facebook50Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

These simple drawings of animals from photos have conquered Twitter

first_imgImage: Twitter / animaidrawn / Sometimes animals star in funny situationsThis user recreates the images with minimalist works – We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) January 31,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) January 31,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) January 29,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) February 8,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) January 28,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) January 27,– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) February 5, 2020center_img Animals are very peculiar beings who earn our love with their way of behaving. If sometimes we can see wild animals acting in a curious way, this same situation is multiplied with our pets, since we can find them in the most funny situations.The Animal Drawn Twitter account has found the best way to portray pets in these types of situations. This user is responsible for recreating photos of animals with the most unusual poses, with minimalist drawings that have already achieved great popularity in the bluebird’s social network.Among the animals protagonists of his works of this user we can find cats, dogs and even hedgehogs, among other animals. To recreate them, this artist simply uses a couple of lines, thus achieving a very real and funny representation of the animals.Forbidden lover– We Draw Animal (@Animaidrawn) February 4, read more

Rain or Shine continues chase for top 4, downs Blackwater

first_imgUAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up LATEST STORIES MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESRain or Shine remained in contention for a top four berth after turning back Blackwater, 122-98, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters tightened their defensive screws in the second half, where they outscored the Elite, 65-42.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I guess we just wanted it more today. Everybody who came in the game stepped up,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “Basically, I just told them that we have a chance on the top four and the only way we can have that chance is to win.”“In the first half I thought we were just okay offensively but our defense wasn’t there. In the second half I think we picked it up,” added Garcia after steering his squad to 7-4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJ’Nathan Bullock fired a game-high 30 points, including 12 in the third quarter where the Painters turned a one-point game to a lopsided affair. They took an 89-77 lead entering the fourth period.Raymond Almazan made the most out of his time on the floor, finishing with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and six rebounds in less than 19 minutes. Rain or Shine was +20 when the lanky big man was in the game. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson It was also Almazan, who extended the Painters’ lead to 20, 103-83, after hitting a triple late.The Elite, who wrapped up the eliminations at 5-6 and will face the top seed in the playoffs, drew another explosive showing from their new acquisition Allein Maliksi, who led his team with 29 points that went with eight rebounds.Henry Walker, who sparked Blackwater’s resurgence after coming in as replacement import after the Elite dropped their first three games in the conference, had 21 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.The Painters clicked on both ends of the floor especially on the offensive end, burying 16 3-pointers and dishing out 27 assists against only eight turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more

Cummings Lodge residents calls for better roads

first_imgResidents of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara are pleading with the relevant authorities to construct better roads in the community, since the hazardous state of the present ones jeopardise their safety.When Guyana Times visited the area on Thursday, several residents voicing their concerns said the roads are in urgent need of repair. One of the roads mentioned is the main access road which links North Sophia and the Eastern Highway. Residents said vehicles traversing this route would normally have to do a lot of negotiating to avoid the potholes at various sections in the roads.Further, it was also noted that in the evening it is most difficult to make out the roads from their corners, since sections of the road are usually dark.Efforts to contact the Neighbourhood Democratic Council for a response in this regard proved futile.The Georgetown City Council (M&CC), which collects taxes from residents, has repeatedly promised to fix the roads. The current situation is very dire, with the shoulders of this main access road so badly deteriorated that vehicles have to adopt awkward positions to utilise the infrastructure.Recently, the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s (CH&PA’s) Project Director Omar Narine told this publication that CH&PA officials are aware of the condition of the roads, and measures are being put in place to address the issue.He said the CH&PA is working along with the Public Infrastructure Ministry toDeteriorated sections of the main access road which links north Sophia with the Eastern Highwaydevelop an estimate to have the main access road fixed.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had earlier stated that Government is addressing the issue, and pointed out that “contracts are out for (its) repair and maintenance.”last_img read more

Guyana-bound Jamaican busted with ganja

first_imgA man has been taken into custody for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act, after 12 pounds of ganja was found in his luggage at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, on Sunday.According to the Jamaica Observer, the man has been identified as Sean Matthews of Arnold Road in Kingston.Reports from the Narcotics Police are that Matthews was about to board a flight for Guyana when he was interviewed by lawmen, his luggage searched, and the illicit drug found.The Police say the drug has an estimated street value of J$66,000 million.Matthews is scheduled to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 2, where he will answer to charges of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, taking preparatory steps to export ganja, and conspiracy to export ganja.last_img read more

Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgRonaldo was once again Real’s man for the big occasion as his strike went through the Gremio wall eight minutes after the break to ensure the European club champions were also crowned world champions for a fifth straight year.“We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year,” said Ronaldo. “I think we played a very good game and deserved to win.”Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for Madrid this season despite a slow start in La Liga.“The numbers speak for themselves,” added the Portuguese. “I give my answers on the pitch. The team were phenomenal and it is another trophy for the CV.”Gareth Bale was left on the bench despite scoring with his first touch as a substitute against Al Jazira on Wednesday to book Madrid’s place in the final, as Zinedine Zidane kept faith with the same side that started Real’s Champions League final triumph over Juventus back in June.Gremio booked their ricket to Abu Dhabi by winning the Copa Libertadores for the third time last month and Madrid knew they weren’t in for a comfortable evening just two minutes in when Gremio captain Pedro Geromel raked his studs down the back of Ronaldo’s calf without any punishment from Mexican referee Cesar Ramos.Ronaldo, though, confirmed he will be fit for next weekend’s Clasico against Barcelona.– Stubborn opposition –Madrid dominated possession but, unlike in their profligate semi-final performance, found clear-cut chances hard to come by against the well-organised Gremio defence.Luka Modric came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box that flew inches wide of the far post.Ronaldo also hammered a long-range free-kick that dipped onto the roof of the net, whilst Edilson gave Keylor Navas a similar scare at the other end with a free-kick from range.Gremio pleaded for the referee to consult with the video assistant referee (VAR) when Sergio Ramos clipped Ramiro inside the area early in the second period.However, those claims fell on deaf ears and Madrid instantly broke up the other end to open the scoring.Ronaldo was tripped 25 yards from goal and the world player of the year’s resulting free-kick sneaked through a gap in the Gremio wall to skip into the bottom corner.Gremio were handed a lifeline when Ronaldo had the ball in the net again just before the hour mark, but Karim Benzema was flagged for being marginally offside in the build-up.Marcelo Grohe then turned another Modric drive onto the post and made great stops from Ronaldo and Bale in the final 10 minutes to keep Gremio in the game.However, the Brazilians failed to register a single shot on target as Madrid comfortably held out to seal their most successful ever year with a fifth trophy.Earlier, Mexican side Pachuca beat hosts Al Jazira 4-1 in the third-place play-off.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo strikes the ball to score a free-kick during their match against Gremio FBPA in Abu Dhabi on December 16, 2017 © AFP / KARIM SAHIBAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec 16 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year.last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL boxer Jason Quigley has done it – he has taken gold in the European Boxing Championships in Minsk, Belarus, today.The 22-year-old Ballybofey man took his place on the Donegal’s all-time sporting roll of honour with a tremendous performance.After beating the world champion in the semi-final, Jason beat Romanian Bogdan Juratoni, the No2 seed, in today’s incredible final of the 75kg middleweight division. The Finn Valley man shed tears of joy as he realised his dream of taking a European Senior Amateur Boxing title.It was a nerve-jangling power-punching contest.In the first round Jason danced around the ring, picking off his opponent with some nice punches, absorbing hits from the Romanian in the round, but winning the first round with the judges.Juratoni came out fighting in the second, but Jason settled again and picked off his opponent with some great combinations. The fight was much closer – with most of the judges tied on the second round. Jason was definitely tired in the last round; he was on the ground twice, falling over through tiredness.But he held on to win – with the judges going for the Irish man.The whole of Donegal was tuned in to the fight live on RTE2 – with celebrations in the Twin Towns.Olympic silver medalist Ken Egan paid tribute to Quigley.“He has always been knocking on the door and this is a tremendous tribute to Jason and what he has done,” said Egan. “There’s no reason now why he can’t go on and do Ireland proud at the world championships. He’s a lovely guy; good and down to earth and decent man and he deserves everything he gets because of all the work he puts in.”Earlier John Joe Nevin was crowned European Champion.The Cavan BC bantamweight, the No. 1 seed in the Belarusian capital, outclassed Ukrainian southpaw Mykola Butsenko to earn a unanimous decision (30-27,29-28,29-28) at the Palace of Sports.Paddy Barnes won silver having been forced to withdraw from the final with a broken nose. And fellow Belfast man Michael Conlan took silver after being beaten on a split decision.It is a glorious day for Irish boxing and a glorious day for Irish sport.HE’S DONE IT! GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY CROWNED EUROPEAN BOXING CHAMPION was last modified: June 9th, 2013 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:BallybofeyHE’S DONE IT! GOLDEN BOY JASON QUIGLEY CROWNED EUROPEAN BOXING CHAMPIONJason Quigleylast_img read more


first_imgMark Forker starts off another Finn Harps attack against Cobh Ramblers. Pic: Gary FoyIT’S hard to know what Finn Harps need to do to win these days.They appeared to have everything right against Cobh Ramblers in Ballybofey on Friday night – and still managed to drop points.Keith Cowan headed Harps into the lead on 17 minutes as the home side launched a series of attacks, and Michael Funston added a second ten minutes later. Cobh pulled one back three minutes later, and then equalised in the 67th minute.McHugh could have snatched all the points for Harps late on; but at least Peter Hutton’s team has ended a run of defeats – and there were some great performances in the side to give encouragement for the rest of the season.HARPS HELD DESPITE BATTLING PERFORMANCE was last modified: July 6th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Red Door Country House in Fahan has just scooped the title ‘Best Donegal Wedding Venue 2012’ from the Irish and UK venue finder website, winning venue was chosen based on the number of 5 star reviews left by couples who had their special day at The Red Door. Formerly known as Restaurant St. John’s, the 200 year old building lay dormant for over three years after the previous owners had retired in 2006.However, the new owners brought life and warmth back in 2009 and opened as The Red Door Country House.Weddings at the 18th century country house overlooking Lough Swilly have grown in popularity in the past three years, according to Wedding Co-ordinator Frances Doherty.“We opened as a restaurant with accommodation in 2009 but fairly soon couples started to approach us for intimate weddings. We can seat up to 150 guests but smaller weddings of 80 – 100 guests are the trend here.” There are many unique aspects to The Red Door such as the stunning views and top quality food. However the attentiveness of Frances and her friendly team is echoed throughout all the reviews that led to this award.“From the initial meeting with a couple until long after the wedding is over, I just take great interest and care with them. I’ve made many new friends over the past few years,” says Frances. “We’re very fortunate to have such a great team here from the kitchen through to the floor staff and we’re so grateful to read the feedback that led to us winning this title.”The Red Door is renowned for the quality of its food and service for all occasions. Head Chef Sean Clifford was recently commended by Sally and John McKenna (Bridgestone Guide) last month.For information about weddings at The Red Door Country House, visit THE ‘RED DOOR’ SCOOPS TOP WEDDING VENUE AWARD was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:FahanThe Red Doorlast_img read more

Burbank may point camera at taggers

first_img “Deploying the pole camera for graffiti abatement would be an effective, but costly tactic,” Hoefel wrote. Hoefel also reported that reported graffiti incidents have declined over the last three years from 8,651 in 2003 to 4,535 between Jan. 1, 2005 and Aug. 31, 2005. Officials estimate that by year’s end, the city will have reports of some 6,800 graffiti incidents. Over the last three years, the city spent $257,049 for graffiti cleanup. Burbank follows a national trend. Partly fueled by fears of a terrorist attack after 9-11, police agencies have been turning more and more to camera surveillance for crime fighting. “But these types of cameras are no substitute for officers who are on the scene and who have a deterrent effect on crime,” said Elizabeth Schroeder, the associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. “They should be very careful about how far camera surveillance extends.” The Los Angeles Police Department says cameras installed at problem areas in the city have helped cut down crime. The LAPD is also considering installing cameras at commuter train stations and subways. Other cities, including Oxnard and Santa Clarita, have automated cameras at intersections to photograph the license plates of vehicles that run red lights. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Burbank police are considering using a $32,000 surveillance camera to catch graffiti vandals at hot spots such as Burbank Boulevard and Grismer Avenue. The camera, purchased recently from Department of Homeland Security grants, has been used to watch suspected drug dealers. But nagging problems with graffiti have officials considering using the electronic eyes against taggers. “We do have the capability to do it,” said Burbank City Councilman David Golonski, who pitched the idea in August after reading about the use of cameras to fight crime in Los Angeles. “I think it’s important. It’s the broken-windows theory. You try to prevent the small problems and don’t let the situation deteriorate.” Police would not reveal where or when they will use the cameras, but in a memo to city officials, Police Chief Tom Hoefel pointed to the 3000 block of West Burbank Boulevard and Grismer Avenue between San Fernando and Glenoaks boulevards as having some of the city’s worst graffiti problems. last_img read more