New Boys & Girls Club to Serve Youth in Yelm

first_imgFacebook443Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County (BGCTC) has approved a memo of understanding (MOU) with the City of Yelm to establish a Boys & Girls Clubs in the recently vacated City Hall building. This decision comes after the invitation by Yelm Community Schools administrators and months of planning and collaboration with community leaders and supporters.“Our board and staff is excited to answer this call to serve Yelm youth and their families with a new Boys & Girls Club, but this is just the beginning,” said Chris Woods, BGCTC CEO. “Continued engagement with our community partners and Yelm residents will help us to grow the new Club and serve all youth who want to attend.”The Yelm Boys & Girls Club will be the sixth Thurston County Club to serve school-aged youth during out-of-school hours with quality programs led by highly-trained youth development professionals. The Club experience helps youth see success is possible and ensures members are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for future. Young people attending the Club experience fun and nurturing activities focused on supporting academic success, living healthy lifestyles, and demonstrating good character and citizenship.Following BGCTC board approval, several initiatives are now underway to determine readiness of Club operations and the number of youth served: fundraising, facility adjustments, staffing, and further collaboration with the Yelm community. “Our priority as we grow is to work with Yelm Community Schools to make sure kids who most need the support and safety of the Club after school have a place to come,” added Woods.Updates on potential dates of operation and registration details will be posted at and the BTCTC Facebook page (@BGCTC).last_img read more

Coronavirus psychosis surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img7 “The crown virus psychosis exceeds the popularity of Cristiano Ronaldo”, Explain Tuttosport In one of the articles. Italy is on alert for the high number of cases registered in the country, which has forced six games to be played A series of this day behind closed doors. “Amuchina” surpassed “Cristiano Ronaldo”, the Juventus footballer, as a keyword on Monday. In addition, the associated searches “Condogno” (one of the most exposed places “and “Esselunga home” (a chain of supermarkets that sends you the food at home), also had a great peak of searches at seven in the afternoon of last Sunday.Juventus – Inter Milan, pending televisionThe meeting between Juventus and Inter Milan will be played behind closed doors by the coronavirus. However, the chain Sky, which owns the television rights of the meeting, has issued a statement in which it says it intends to broadcast the meeting in open, since many fans will not be able to move to the stadium. However, the decision is not only yours, and they are waiting for the leaders of the Italian league to approve this decision, since without his approval it would not be possible to issue the meeting in open.On the other hand, the mayor of Lyon has shown that some 3,000 fans travel to the French city to see the round of 16 meeting of the Champions League.center_img And the risk of contagion has been transferred to the network, where the number of searches related to the coronavirus has skyrocketed. A study conducted by the company AvantGrade collects the visits received by “Amuchina”, the gel disinfectant that everyone wants to buy to prevent the disease.last_img read more

Guyana to move away from international funding for Iwokrama – Granger

first_imgLess than a year after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo declared that Guyana alone cannot sustain the Iwokrama Rainforest Project, President David Granger has affirmed that steps must be taken to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign funding.Iwokrama’s current financial model includes funding from various sources including revenues from services and investments (from businesses and partners), donor funding and intellectual property and services (including eco-system services) to meet its core costs of an estimated US.2 million annually.President David Granger during his recent visit to IwokramaShortly before demitting office, then President Donald Ramotar had stated that the Iwokrama Project was in jeopardy owing to the lack of critical financial support from the international community.Iwokrama Rainforest is to be used as a research and development centre, as well as a test model of sustainable forestry with international and local community partnerships.Ramotar had explained however that the success of this noble intention is in deep trouble due to lack of critical financial support.He had said that with very few exceptions, the global community simply has not supported the activities of Iwokrama and consequently, Guyana was faced with an unacceptable situation where its Government is forced to inject monies to allow for continuity.But President Granger believes that Guyana should get rid of its addiction to foreign financial support.“I believe we can rely less on foreign donations and more on our own efforts…Over the last 20 years and the project is 20 years old, we relied too much on foreigners. I am not saying that we shouldn’t seek foreign assistance but overreliance can be addictive,” he stated.Nonetheless, he explained that Guyana will still welcome international support but not so much in monetary terms.For example foreign students can visit Iwokrama to study the biodiversity in one of the unique ecological zones of the world.In this way, Iwokrama would be able to generate its own revenue for financial sustainability.The President explained that one of the main reasons why Iwokrama’s revenue stream remained stunted was owing to poor infrastructure, which led to the high cost to access the area, ultimately demotivating persons from visiting.In this regard, he said steps are being made to develop infrastructure to make it more accessible to visit Iwokrama.Currently, the Fairview airstrip, just minutes from Iwokrama River Lodge, is being transformed with an extended runway and the construction of an aerodrome.Upon completion, it is expected that visitors can reach Iwokrama in less than an hour when travelling from the Eugene F. Correia Airport in Ogle.Via the hinterland roads, persons can take up to 16 hours to arrive in Iwokrama.Iwokrama sees on average 1100-1300 tourists annually; a small number, but one which has grown in comparison to an average of 60 tourists annually up to 1999.last_img read more

Van-Dave Harmon: ‘We are Excited to Return’

first_imgThe Blue Field was filled with excitement after BYC commenced regular training for the league seasonBarrack Young Controllers (BYC) players were excited to return to normal duties for the upcoming league season. The Blue Field was filled with excitement after the ‘Go Blue Boys’ commenced regular training for the league season.According to BYC captain Van-Dave Harmon, the resumption of training and preparation for the upcoming season have reawakened their enthusiasm.“We have few weeks until the start of the season; everyone seems to have come back with a good mindset, excitement, and eagerness to touch down on the pitch, so we are looking forward to seeing how our pre-season unfolds. This is what we love doing best, so it means a lot to us,” Captain Harmon said.On his new teammates, Harmon said: “We are all friends and have played together at the junior and senior levels of the national team. We are always in a happy atmosphere as players.”Skipper Harmon led the team comprising newly signed players during the first warm-up session of the club.He said his teammates’ excitement is a sign of good sportsmanship between them and the technical staff of the team for the 2017/2018 league season.“We have been joined by several new players for the next season with Coach Robert Lartey since he took over the team during the final half of last season. This is another challenge, another opportunity for us as players.”It was also a thrilling moment for Harmon’s teammate David Tweh. The 18-year-old forward said he has been waiting for this moment following a long period of ‘self-training.’“After a long break you always want to come back and get started with new skills and styles of play to achieve good results in the new season,” he said. “It is always a new feeling when you are with teammates on the pitch and I am keen to learn new skills and explore them on the pitch for the new season.”The young forward was a key factor in the team’s impressive performance last season despite failing to retain its championship and dropping out of the CAF competition.In its preparation for the upcoming season, BYC has played several matches. The ‘Go Blue Boys’ will host Samira FC of December 21 at the Blue Field, and will go up against Invincible Eleven on December 23 to complete their pre-season games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Registration now open for Canada 55+ Games

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration is now open for the 2020 Canada 55+ Games. The 2020 edition of the Canada 55+ Games is scheduled to take place on August 25 to the 28 in Kamloops. According to Organizers, registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and athletes who have taken part and that have won medals in the 2019 B.C. 55+ Games are being given priority when it comes to registering for the Games. – Advertisement -Some of the events that will be offered for the Canada 55+ Games will include five-pin bowling, slo-pitch, and golf. For more information and to register for the Canada 55+ Games, you can visit

Italy’s stars fall back to earth in Serie A

first_imgDaniele De Rossi, another former world champion, was back at Roma for Saturday’s ‘Derby della Capitale’ against bitter city rivals Lazio.“Obviously nobody expected it to end this way. It was an immense letdown not just for us, but for all Italians,” said Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy after the 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat by Sweden left four-time champions Italy out of the World Cup for the first time since 1958.“I feel great bitterness, but we must get back on our feet and try to work towards the future,” he added.Napoli’s Dries Mertens kikcks the ball during their Italian Serie A match against Chievo Verona, at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, on November 5, 2017 © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOJuventus captain Buffon and his Italian teammates can now fully focus on a chasing a seventh straight Serie A title and their Champions League campaign which continues against Barcelona midweek.Napoli are top of the Italian league standings with 32 points from 12 games, a point ahead of Juventus with Inter Milan third on 30.Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus head to Genoa to play Sampdoria, sixth with a game in hand, boosted by the return of German world champion Benedikt Hoewedes from injury.Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back after being held before the international break, as they host under-pressure AC Milan.Vincenzo Montella’s Milan are seventh after a 2-0 win over Sassuolo last time out but have struggled with big name rivals this season.– Shadow of Anne Frank row –Meanwhile, Rome’s bitter rivals clash for the first time this weekend since the storm triggered by Lazio fans posting anti-Semitic photos of Anne Frank in a Roma jersey.The photos and stickers of Frank — the Jewish teenager who died in Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in 1945 — were stuck on glass barriers during a game against Cagliari three weeks ago.The incident led to protests throughout Italy with Italian president Sergio Mattarella deploring the use of an image of Frank, with passages from her diary read before matches throughout the country.The clash in the Stadio Olympico will be highly-charged as both teams have a lot at stake as they ride high in the league standings.Lazio, in fourth, are four points adrift of Napoli with Roma a further point back in fifth, with both capital sides having a game in hand.“It’ll be a game between two sides high in the standings,” said Eusebio Di Francesco, who oversees his first derby as Roma boss, and remembers with emotion playing it during his footballing days.“The first time I played in a derby, we all came out under the Curva before the game. I never went weak in the knees before a game, but that time I did. It’s a unique emotion, it has never been a match like all the others.”Roma’s Ciro Immobile, the top scorer in Serie A, is a doubt after aggravating a muscular problem playing for Italy.Inter Milan will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run at home against mid-table Atalanta Sunday, but captain Mauro Icardi is uncertain as he recovers from a knee inflammation that kept him from playing with Argentina.In mid-table, Chievo travel to Torino and Fiorentina play at struggling SPAL, with Bologna heading to Verona on Monday. Tailenders Benevento have a chance to end their record losing streak at home against fellow strugglers Sassuolo.Fixtures (all times GMT)SaturdayRoma v Lazio (1700), Napoli v AC Milan (1945)SundayCrotone v Genoa (1130), Benevento v Sassuolo, Sampdoria v Juventus, SPAL v Fiorentina, Torino v Chievo, Udinese v Cagliari (all 1400), Inter Milan v Atalanta (1945)MondayVerona v Bologna (1945)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) celebrates with teammates at the end of their Italian Serie A match against AC Milan, at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, on October 28, 2017 © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Nov 17 – Italy’s stunned internationals return to the mundane setting of Serie A this weekend days after their star status in world football imploded with a shocking World Cup exit.Goalkeeping great Gianluigi Buffon was back training with Juventus after his emotional retirement from international duty after two decades, preparing for Sunday’s game at Sampdoria, along with fellow 2006 World Cup winner Andrea Barzagli, and Giorgio Chiellini.last_img read more

Former West Ham defender in line for shock Premier League return

first_img1 Pablo Armero in action for AC Milan Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero could be in line for a shock return to the Premier League, according to reports.The Colombian international, who is currently on loan at Italian giants AC Milan from Udinese, endured a difficult spell in England with the Hammers last season – making only five appearances for Sam Allardyce’s side.But, according to reports in Italy, both Hull City and Sunderland have made enquiries to the defender’s representative over his availability, who will be a free agent next summer.In an interview with MilanNews, the 28-year-old’s agent Luciano Ramalho has insisted his client, who has recently forced his way back into Filippo Inzaghi’s first-team plans, could stay on at the San Siro beyond his loan spell but would be willing listen to other offers.He said: “Armero’s focused on Milan. If there’s an important offer, whether that is from [AC] Milan, Udinese or another club then obviously we’d try to find an agreement.“Anything is possible in football, but at the moment there is nothing. Armero has a contract with Milan, he’s got his head down and is working hard.”last_img read more


first_imgA mother of a little boy who is addicted to eating small objects including batteries, ear-rings and coins says she is terrified he will choke to death.The mother-of-two from Letterkenny says her four year old son has already had ten choking episodes.Now Fiona, who asked that her full identity not be revealed, says she wants to highlight the problem. She has taken her son to consultants at Letterkenny General Hospital who suspect her son is suffering from Prader Willi Syndrome.The young mother revealed that her son has even tried to eat broken light-bulb which he found in a recycling bin.“I am close to having a nervous breakdown. I just don’t know what he is going to try and eat next.“We have already had ten choking episodes. On one occasion we suspected he had swallowed an ear-ring but it turned out he had swallowed the pair. “He has also swallowed batteries, coins – anything that is small and he can get in his mouth,” she said.Fiona had to warn her son’s crèche of his addiction and they had to use child-friendly toys and dispose of anything he may have been able to swallow.She also revealed that social services asked to see her home because they were concerned about the number of incidents of choking before her son was diagnose with the condition.“They called to my home and they couldn’t believe how tidy it was. It has to be because my son would try to swallow anything that was lying around.“I can understand their concern because we were constantly visiting the doctor but I think they understand now,” she said. Fiona is now concerned that her son will be out of her supervision soon when he starts school.“I’m really worried and I’m hoping he will grow out of it or realise that he can’t swallow these objects.“I also want to warn other parents about the dangers of the syndrome in case their children are showing signs of it,” she said.TERRIFIED DONEGAL MOTHER REVEALS HOW HER SON EATS BATTERIES, COINS, EAR-RINGS AND LIGHT-BULBS was last modified: October 10th, 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:batteriesboycoinsear-ringsletterkennyPrader Willi Syndromelast_img read more


first_img* Send reports to info@donegaldaily.comCONVOY 1-1 TERMON 4-12Report By Harry McGlynn In what was a much tighter game than the scoreline suggests Termon came away with2 points in this Division 3 game. With the wind at their backs Termon went into an earlylead with a goals from Lisa Mc Glynn and Jamie Lee Murray. They then added a further 4points before Carolyn Duffy scored a superb goal. Half time score Termon 3-5 Convoy 0-1. Convoy came out strongly in the second half and pulled back an early goal. However Termonagain asserted their superiority and scored a fourth goal through Anna Gallagher. They alsoadded 6 more points to run out convincing winners.Termon – Caroline Gallagher. Maura Kelly. Martina Kelly. Leanne Duffy. Anne McGlynn.Shauna Kelly. Anna Gallagher. Aisling Ryan. Helen Vickery. Aileen McGlynn. Carolyn Duffy Holly McDaid. Jamie Lee Murray. Lisa McGlynn. Aoife Ryan. Emer McGlynn. RosaleenGallagher. Jacinta Walsh. Amanda Mc Laughlin.Convoy- Ciara Gallagher. Mairead Brown. Mairead Bonner. Caroline Black. Aine Gallagher.Marie Boyle. Ciara Mc Daid. Martina Mc Daid. Jessica McGill. G.Gallagher.Anne Strain. Aine Reilly. L.Doherty. C.ShovlinLADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01, TERMON 4-12 was last modified: April 21st, 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:LADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01TERMON 4-12last_img read more


first_imgIf Cupid’s arrow has missed it’s target, it might be time to try world famous matchmaker Willie Daly at the Ardara Matchmaking Festival next month.North Clare farmer Willie is one of the last traditional matchmakers in the country and has set up around 3,000 marriages since he started following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps over 45 years ago.Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. The annual Matchmaking Festival in Ardara takes place over a weekend and also includes fortune-telling, tarot cards, traffic-light dating, blind date and speed dating as well as live music.Described as “the horse-whisperer of matchmaking”, Willie’s top tips for love are:Never quit looking.Avoid looking at love through the eyes of another person. Love can be around the next bend in the road.Always hope that it will happen sooner than you expect.Treat love with respect and it will respect you in return and you will enjoy the magic of romance.If there is someone in your dreams don’t be afraid to open your arms and tell them that you love them.Believe and you will, you will, you will find love and be happiness for the rest of your life. Love is a wine of a rare vintage and is waiting for you to uncork and indulge.Willie Daly also swears by his 150 year old “Lucky Book”. If you touch the book you’ll be married and in love inside of six months. If you are already married, you will recreate the honeymoon period you first had.He said he realised there was a need for matchmaking when he saw his Neighbours living and dying alone.“I saw my neighbours, good, fine people, dying off, alone, and the farmhouses and our way of life going to ruin. There was no one for them and without a real knowledge of what I was doing, I started introducing people to one another.” Meet Willie and you could also find the love of your life at Ardara Matchmaking Festival, November 7th, 8th, 9th.LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT ARDARA MATCHMAKING FESTIVAL was last modified: October 26th, 2014 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)Tags:ArdaraMatchmaking FestivalWillie Dalylast_img read more