Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonSunshine is a sweet young mixed breed dog with a gorgeous brown and white coat. She has been spayed, weighs 48 pounds, and is up to date on her vaccinations and rabies shot. Sunshine is an incredible dog who enjoys people of all types. She is loving, very smart, and ready to learn obedience and tricks. Sunshine knows sit, shake, and loves to walk on the trails with the volunteers. She is vocal and will be happy to tell you her life story. She was great on her ride in the car, and did well in her crate. Sunshine is truly a ray of bright sunshine for all the volunteers here at the Adopt-A-Pet kennels. Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com  or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

CLASSY STELLAR WIND PREVAILS BY NOSE IN GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AS ESPINOZA AND SADLER TEAM FOR 1 1/16 WIN IN 1:42.53

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2015)–A disappointing fourth after a rough start in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 1, Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind called upon all of her class to eke out a nose victory with Victor Espinoza up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by John Sadler, the Virginia-bred daughter of Curlin got a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.53 and remains unbeaten in three starts at The Great Race Place.Breaking from the far outside in a field of six three year old fillies, Stellar Wind engaged for the lead around the far turn while three-wide, outside of pacesetter Conquest Curlgirl and Tara’s Tango. Approaching the furlong pole, Stellar Wind and Tara’s Tango, who was ridden by Mike Smith, separated themselves from the field and “Stellar” proved best in a stretch-long thriller.“Whether the pace was going to be slow or fast…everything changed out of the gate and I was ready for it,” said Espinoza. “…I wanted to see how fast we were going. They slowed it down pretty good, so I kept her closer. That was the best thing because with that pace I couldn’t leave her too much to do.“I have to give Mike (Smith) a lot of credit because Tara’s Tango was really fighting and he was riding her so hard. But Stellar Wind got the job done and she felt great. I know it’s a little bit hot, but she seemed to come back really well after the wire.”A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks two starts back, Stellar Wind was heavily favored at 2-5 and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10.“She ran very well and she had to give away five pounds today,” said Sadler, in reference to the 123 pounds Stellar Wind carried compared to the 118 assigned to the rest of the field. “With the pace slow, she had a long, extended, wide run…I don’t really have anything planned (for her) yet. I’ll take her down to Del Mar and then we’ll decide if we want to take her out of town or if we want to run her on the grass.”The Summertime Oaks represented Stellar Wind’s third overall graded stakes win and it was her fourth win from six overall starts. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $493,200.“I think we’d like to keep her on dirt for now,” said Kosta Hronis, when asked what might be next for his star filly. “If we stay home here at Del Mar, we’d probably have to switch over to the grass. If we keep her on dirt, we might go to Saratoga.”Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, lightly raced Tara’s Tango tried graded stakes competition and two turns for the first time in her fourth career start.“He (Espinoza) had a horse that was more seasoned, who’s been around two turns several times and it was Tara’s Tango’s first time around two turns,” said Smith. “All that happened was that she got a little tired at the end. If that doesn’t happen, I think I get it.”Off at 9-2, Tara’s Tango finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Conquest Curlgirl and paid $3.80 and $2.80.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Conquest Curlgirl finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Sheer Pleasure. Off at 18-1, Conquest Curlgirl paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.94, 48.26, 1:12.27 and 1:36.17.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Sigh of relief as Slaughter walks off tweaked ankle

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 “When seven-feet tall guys fall like that, first thing you think are injuries.”Cone and the rest who held their breaths eventually let out a huge sigh of relief when Slaughter managed to get back up on his feet and walk towards the Ginebra bench with 5:49 remaining in the game with an apparent left ankle injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They told me he could’ve come back into the game so that’s a good indication that it’s not as bad as it might have looked,” Cone said of Slaughter’s health status. “But I did not want him hobbling down the last two mins of the game so i decided to just let him sit.”“I almost brought him in one time for defense after a timeout but I think he could’ve played if we would’ve forced it,” he added. “Hopefully, he’ll be fine for the national team.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Slaughter, who has been called up for national team duty for the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers, appeared to have tweaked his left ankle while going for a rebound before falling on the floor.The 30-year-old Slaughter, who had just recovered from a severe left ankle sprain he suffered in the Philippine Cup last February, stayed optimistic despite feeling some pain.“You can’t really tell until the next day with these things. So lucky there’s a body right under me on that rebound but I twisted it, we’ll see tomorrow,” Slaughter, who had 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks before sustaining the injury, said.“Right now, it kinda hurts but hopefully it will feel a lot better tomorrow.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 1-10 record lights fire under Blackwater in surprise unbeaten start Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone was like everyone else at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night when Gin Kings big man Greg Slaughter landed awkwardly late in their game against the NorthPort Batang Pier.“At least, we survived a scary moment for Greg. I was worried about that the way he fell,” Cone told reporters after the game. ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Is Guyana a nation of laws or outlaws?

first_imgDear Editor,Mr Basil Williams has reportedly told the press that “the Leader of the Opposition has been saying that he is not interested, but of course he is free to say whatever he likes in Church Street or on the streets of Georgetown or on the streets of Guyana…the real test is when Parliament resumes and the matter is called, he must go there and say that he is not complying with the Constitution”.Firstly for Mr Williams’ information, Guyana does not have a Leader of the Opposition since the Government fell on December 21, 2018, and legally expired on September 18, 2019. There is only one position officially alive today and that is the Head of State as prescribed by Article 89 of the Constitution. Guyana is a State and it must have a Head of State. So the role Mr Williams is playing today is subject to interpretation since, clearly, he has not been a legitimate member of a legal Cabinet since September 18, 2019. He can choose to bully his way into the National Assembly and infringe on its sanctity; that is an issue that the Speaker of the House will have to answer for, but under the Constitution, Guyana has no legal Minister or Cabinet in place.Today we have a gang of executive outlaws parading as Ministers and at the same time claiming to be following the law. Since September 18, 2019, they have been attending illegal Cabinet meetings, illegitimately using public resources and are unlawfully incurring expenditures on taxpayer dollars.The Head of each budgetary agency or their designated accounting officer must be put on notice and should be extremely careful with regards to what they are approving as expenses after September 18, 2019. The pertinent questions that they must ask themselves – is the payment properly and legally vouched and is it supported by a valid instrument of authority? If not, they are exposing themselves to being personally surcharged by the incoming Attorney General of Guyana.There is no Cabinet and no Minister, only a Head of State and, therefore, there is no legal reason to finance the activities of usurpers who are illegally squatting in these roles.  In the eyes of the law, Article 89 is the only applicable clause for consideration since, as I said, Guyana is a State and must have a Head of State until the next Head of State is sworn in, but in compliance with Article 106 of the Constitution, there are no Ministers or caretaker Ministers legally in place.Finally, I want to put on notice all members of the Private Sector, before you conduct any business with the State, please ensure you have a clear contract which outlines which Department is incurring the charges.  If it is to finance the Office of the Minister, there is a high likelihood that you will not be paid when the new Government is installed in March 2020.  We have all now been put on notice.  The financial pain to all those who offered services or facilitated the operations of these illegitimate Ministers will be massive.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

Dana Cranston continuing her volleyball career in France

first_imgWhen Cranston arrived to play for the team, the squad had already been together through training camp leaving Cranston to find a place to fit in while the team was already familiar with each other.“My role is still in motion. When I got here I arrived three days before out first game. The team had already gone through a whole preseason together and was very use to each other so I just tried to find a place to be,” she explains. “The first few games I played a supporting role then I moved in and out of starting for the next few. My roles are constantly changing but my goals aren’t. I have small goals in every area of my game that I want to improve and the biggest one is consistency.”Her time in France has been quite the adjustment. In a typical day, aside from practice that runs through most of the afternoon, she takes time to to brush up on her French that is offered to foreigners on the team.- Advertisement -Dana and her squad won their last game three sets to one against Vannes and have a game coming up tomorrow evening.last_img read more

Britney flees rehab as K-Fed has the kids

first_imgBritney Spears was out of sight but not out of mind Wednesday, as speculation turned to what will happen now to the young children of a pop diva and single mother who can’t seem to stay in rehab for more than a day. Spears left the Promises Malibu Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to “The Insider” TV news magazine, less than a day after arriving at the center. Last week she reportedly sought treatment at a center in the Caribbean but also checked out after a day, returning home to Los Angeles, where she was seen shaving her head bald at a hair salon and getting a tattoo on Friday and at several night spots over the weekend. OK! magazine reported it had learned Spears fled rehab on Wednesday because she was worried her estranged husband, Kevin Federline, would move to obtain permanent custody of the couple’s two children, 5-month-old Jayden James and 17-month-old Sean Preston. “He physically has the kids right now. His mother has flown in to help,” Mary Ann Norbom, the magazine’s West Coast bureau chief, said, citing a source close to the Spears-Federline families. 160Want 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

Watch: Arsenal’s ‘next Cesc Fabregas’ fires hat-trick

first_imgJon Toral was tipped to be the next Cesc Fabregas after following his fellow Spaniard in making the move from Barcelona to Arsenal as a youngster in 2011.It hasn’t quite worked out for the midfielder yet, with the 20-year-old yet to make a first-team appearance for the Gunners and shipped out on loan to Brentford at the start of the season.But Toral has been showing signs he could have a big future in the game with a series of impressive performances for the high-flying Championship side.And he sent Arsene Wenger a further reminder of his talents on Tuesday night, when he hit the first hat-trick of his career to help the Bees to a 4-0 win against Blackpool.Check out Toral’s treble in the video above.last_img

Bournemouth close to deal for former Leeds star

first_imgBournemouth have reached a provisional agreement with Saint-Etienne over the signing of Max Gradel.The two clubs have, according to L’Equipe, agreed that the winger can join the newly-promoted side – after the French outfit finish their Europa League qualifiers.Saint-Etienne are said to want around £7m for the 27-year-old, who spent time on loan with Bournemouth from Leicester City during the 2007/08 season.Gradel also reportedly has a provisional contract agreement with Eddie Howe’s men and a meeting is now due between the two clubs.While Saint-Etienne may want £7m, the Cherries are hoping that a fee of around £5m could secure the former Leeds man’s signature. Max Gradel 1last_img

DD MOTORS: ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH BRIAN McDAID – IMAGINE, CREATE, LEARN

first_imgDD MOTORS: On the road Again By Brian McDaidTo Imagine. To Create, To Learn.Micky Gallagher hosted a very special driver’s briefing in the reception of his period Georgian home along the Mall in Ramelton on Tuesday evening last. Advertisement At Micky’s recent 80th birthday before Christmas at the Mirabeau Steak House, it was there after a beautiful meal and a couple of after dinner drinks that Micky expressed a wish to see the double winner of the Donegal International Rally James Cullen back behind the wheel for the 25th Anniversary of his 1st overall win of his home event.Micky told us that he probably will not be able, to go out next weekend to watch his wish come through of James Cullen on the Donegal Rally because of his fading health.Micky might not have the energy to prepare and cook that perfect meal and to be the perfect host which made his restaurant, “The Mirabeau Steak House” the famous landmark that it is. But he makes up for it with encouragement which is very infectious.We assured Micky that he was looking well, but his reply, I might look ok on the outside but things are not so good inside. He then switched the attention to the reason why we were there. Advertisement With fading evening light making it way through the imperfect Georgian glass of his front room window, Micky takes us on a journey of great times in motorsport. He tells us of the buzz of the great days when one of the stages of the Donegal Rally went through the streets of Ramelton. The sounds of the big Porsches lining up along the Mall at the front door of his restaurant to start the town’s stage.Derry’s Cathal Curley, Fermanagh’s Bertie Fisher and Cork’s Billy Coleman. All multi winners of the rally down through the years, all had the Donegal as their “must win event”.The glorious sounds of the cars as they echoed through the streets of the town and that unforgettable voice of Plum Tyndall doing commentary from the upstairs window of a fish and chip shop across from The Old Stewart Arms Hotel on Castle Street.What’s important in life.In life we tend to listen more to people that feel its to our benefit that they point out our mistakes and faults. On Tuesday evening that negativity faded in to insignificance as Micky’s enthusiasm was a mirror image of the high tide filling to meet the River Lennon outside his front door.Micky who is a motorsport connoisseur , talked about the great Grand Prix days in far away places like Monza ,Spa and Silverstone that he loved visiting . He talked about the great F1 drivers and not forgetting Ferrari of course, which he is a life long fan of. Then like the perfect host he brings the conversation home to James Cullen. All the great drivers came to Donegal over the years because it was the best event on the Irish Tarmac Calendar. They also came to compete against the best local drivers.A beautiful Mk1 Lotus Cortina in Micky Gallagher’s workshop as he show James Cullen the work he has done on the car so far. Photo Brian McDaid100 places.If you park up James Cullen’s two overall wins for the moment and take a look at where he finished on the Donegal Rally over the years , How many 2nd’s , how many 3rd’s. he had, you soon get the picture of that talent the James Cullen had behind the wheel.If you go back to his 1st rally in 1979 in a Hillman Avenger the records will state that he made up 100 places starting at 112 at the back of the field and finished 12th over all in the event.Micky’s spirits were lifted on Tuesday night by James Cullen’s visit which was organised by Denis Orr. Com’on to you see this yok Micky said to us , as Micky makes it to his feet and collects the key of the garage door on his way to his workshop at the back of his home. Inside a freshly painted Mk1 Lotus Cortina sits in the centre of his garage. Micky tells us its finished in the original Lotus Colours of Ermine White and a Sherwood Green ascending side strip. James spots the diff and gearbox and other mechanical parts neatly placed out in the corner of the garage. The car is a credit to Micky Gallagher’s attention to detail, but Micky feels certain that “we” might see the car completed somewhere in the future, unfortunately he feels he will not be around to see it.James Cullen at a special driver’s briefing with Micky Gallagher, Ramleton this week. It was at Micky’s 80th birthday before christmas that he expressed a wish to see James behind the wheel of a rally car for this year’s Donegal Rally, 25years after he was the overall winner of the event. Denis Orr , one of the organisers,is also pictured on Tuesday evening as they celebrate the reality of it all coming together next week Photo By Brain McDaidTo Imagine, To Create, To Learn ,I was one of the group that were fortunate enough to be involved in getting Cullen back this year. James thought that no one would remember his achievements in rallying. Micky Gallagher had the imagination and belief in the great local driver that James Cullen was.Our job was to create the possibilities, and in turn we were soon to learn that we were not the only ones that believed in Micky’s imagination as the support was quick to arrive to make this all happen.One big Thank you.Wearing the Cullen Cap for a minute, when actually is a lovely white shirt courtesy of E&M Embroidery, who are one of the sponsors.We don’t really know where to start. It’s not enough to thank the people that are involved in this present drive to get James Cullen out on the road for this years Donegal Rally. We have to recognise the product or household name James has been in rallying circles for years.With out the help the people at the start of his rallying career, like the late Danny Caddye who built James Cullen’s 1st rally car and now Danny son Aidan is following in that belief and is one of the team onboard this time around.If we had to pick just the one to represent they local support that James Cullen received down through the years,The late Frank Grimes name comes up time after time.Frank Grimes was the glue in the James Cullen story along with people like Tony Kelly they offered a professional platform for other sponsors to get involved with.James Cullen and with local lads that made it all happen, Denis Orr, Steven Sheridan and Aidan Caddye at the rally press conference as they get ready for the Donegal Rally. Photo Brian McDaidStand In Model.A commission by Frank back in 1988 of James Cullen’s Ascona which was used by the Four Lanterns as one of the principal sponsors. I was behind the camera trying to organise the picture.The Late Ellen Morgan one of the most professional co-drivers and a great part of the team from the UK was unavailable for the local photo shoot, so a stand in model was ask to wear Ellen’s helmet and sit in the car for the picture.Everything went well until the helmet got stuck on the model’s head, Everyone in the company that evening had a wee go at pulling the helmet off, much to the annoyance of or model for the evening.The ragged edge, a battered Ascona 400 at 10/10th on the Donegal International Rally in 1988. Photo Brian McDaidClassic Cullen Rally.The 2016 Donegal Rally will be no different than any other that James Cullen has competed in. As always in James Cullen’s career sponsorship is vital and in theory we think we have enough to get him over the finishing line, If you are reading this and you have helped in any way financially or have opened a door for us in any way Thank you so much. If you are thinking about coming on board ,We still have white space on the car that would look great with your companies name on it, so feel free to give us a call.Fuel Watch .The most competive fuel prices com from Drumkeen the week for the Top Oil filling station which is 24 hrs for Trucks for Diesel, Petrol is 131.5 and diesel is 115.5.Happy motoring folks .James Cullen pictured with Aidan Caddye at the Old Starlite Shell Filling Station. Aidan.s late father Danny built James Cullen’s 1st rally car, a four-door Hillman Avenger. Photo Brian McDaid100 places James cullen started his 1st rally as car number 112 over the weekend he passed 100 competitors to finish 12th over all.Congratulation to The Dry Arch Complex in running a very successful vintage and classic car run in aid of the Pieta House. Photo Brian McDaidBack on the road again. James Cullen with Micky Gallagher at the windscreen of one of his Humber Halks pictured with Denis Orr as James get ready to compete in this year’s Donegal Rally. Photo Brian McDaidDD MOTORS: ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH BRIAN McDAID – IMAGINE, CREATE, LEARN was last modified: July 21st, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare 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

Chelsea want two Courtois replacements as Alisson agrees Liverpool move

first_img 3 REVEALED Courtois looks set for a return to Madrid IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Latest transfer news Neto has played for Valencia since the summer of 2017 The first, according to Paris United, is France international Alphonse Areola. The 25-year-old was part Les Bleus’ World Cup winning squad this summer, coming off the back of his first season as Paris Saint-Germain’s definite No.1. Chelsea have identified two targets as they hunt for a new goalkeeper amid the impending departure of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.Courtois, the Belgium international, is said to be just days away from being confirmed as the Bernabeu club’s latest signing of the summer. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father However, the signing of Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer appears to have pushed Areola out the first-team picture for the foreseeable future, and it is claimed he will not hesitate to leave Paris if he’s relegated to back-up keeper.Chelsea face competition from Roma and Areola, with the Italian side looking to bring in a new glovesman themselves with Alisson set for Liverpool.Elsewhere, Tuttomercatoweb link Chelsea with Neto of Valencia. The 28-year-old played for Fiorentina and Juventus before joining the LaLiga side in 2017, and is regarded as a reliable option.center_img targets targets 3 LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK Areola has never been capped by France, but he was part of their squad that won the World Cup Chelsea were interested in signing Alisson from Roma as Courtois’ replacement, though the Brazil No.1 has agreed to sign for Liverpool for a fee that will make him the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the sport.The Blues have now had to start searching for alternative targets, and the latest reports link Chelsea with two new glovesman. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 3 three-way race The report does explicitly state the Brazilian is NOT Chelsea’s first-choice to come to Stamford Bridge as the club’s new No.1, however.last_img read more