Christmas Tree Permit Sale Begins November 12, 2019

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United States Forest ServiceIt’s time to make holiday memories again and head outdoors for that perfect tree. Christmas tree permits will go on sale at Olympic National Forest offices on November 12.Visitors can come to the offices in Olympia, Quilcene or Quinault and purchase their $5 permit to cut their own Christmas tree on National Forest System land. Families with 4th graders who have an Every Kid Outdoors Pass can get a free cutting permit. The child must be present when picking up the permit.Informational material and a map showing where to harvest your tree will be included with the permit.A new requirement this year is that cut trees cannot be taller than 15 feet.Stop by one of our offices and get your permit. And then, start making holiday memories of your own!last_img read more


first_imgTHE STRONACH GROUP’S STATEMENT ON SANTA ANITA PARK’S BACKSTRETCH WORKERS “Backstretch workers comprise the backbone of the racing industry and have been a willing partner in implementing the reforms we have proposed at Santa Anita Park– and the California Horse Racing Board implemented — during the course of this meeting. Support from these backstretch workers is a testament to the commitment from within the industry to modernize our sport.“We look forward to working with the hundreds of backstretch workers at Santa Anita Park as we continue to move the industry forward and educate Californians on how impactful horse racing is to the state.”last_img read more

Nets trade Zeller to Bucks for Vaughn, 2nd-round pick

first_imgCarpio 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 Zeller signed with the Nets last summer after spending the three previous seasons with Boston. He averaged 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds and had recently been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Jarrett Allen.Vaughn has averaged 3.1 points in 133 games since being taken by the Bucks with the No. 17 pick in the 2015 draft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Tyler Zeller of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates a first half basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 21, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have traded center Tyler Zeller to Milwaukee for guard Rashad Vaughn and a second-round pick.The Nets say Monday they will get the pick this June if it falls between Nos. 31-47. If not, it will go to Brooklyn in 2020.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Knicks’ Baker to have season-ending right shoulder surgery Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year View commentslast_img read more

We desperately need a change

first_imgDear Editor,Since December 21, 2018, there has been a mad scramble by the President David Granger clan to remove the self-created suck sand from their feet. At this year’s May Day rally, the pundits certainly sent a clear message to the APNU/AFC, that their downright rejection to the establishment of a Ministry of Labour is an absolute insult to the workers of Guyana. As Guyana celebrates 100 years of “formal” existence in trade unionism in our country, workers are crying out for better working conditions, jobs for our youths, for women to be respected and enjoy better opportunities.The APNU/AFC cabal is justifiably condemned for the brutal dismissal without alternatives, of more than seven thousand sugar workers; more than two thousand Amerindians and the dismissal of one hundred and sixty-seven youths by the closing down of the call centre in Linden. In the case of the latter, they vindictively took away bread and butter from more than three hundred persons who had jobs under the PPP/C. The cries of the workers and their families are falling on the exposed APNU/AFC coalition Government, who are trying their best to utilise unwarranted time to come up with other lies and trickery.Equally woeful, is the recent unthinking demoralisation and further discredit of our international image by the one seat majority clan, through the wilful use of the National Assembly to promote ‘terrorism’, in total disrespect for the Parliament and the Guyana Constitution. Only the citizens of our country can suffer from the malfeasance of the Government’s honouring of a former citizen convicted for terrorism. The ‘fallen coalition’ must accept that they have been illegal since March 21, 2019.This illegal coalition Government is committing too many unpardonable sins and their uncanny desperation is publicly evident, as they spend millions of dollars trying to buy votes. Corruption has become exponentially rampant and driven from the highest echelon of the Government, while violence and crime are reaching the worst levels ever experienced in Guyana.Almost every day, the unrestricted crime situation that is strongly related to the less than potent economic environment, encourages the violent robberies and senseless killings of citizens and visitors who are now in fear of living in their own homes. The situation is worse than under Burnham’s ‘kick down the doors’ era. There are increasing levels of school dropouts, more delinquents, and the situation is forcing young people into prostitution and crime for their mere survival. Life under this corrupt APNU/ PNC is getting very serious and is certainly not the good life.We must unite and struggle for immediate “Free and Fair Elections” and as we offer our prayers and await the CCJ rulings on the NCM, let us unite for a better Guyana. We desperately need a change.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Lawnmower races taking place at Taylor Speedway this weekend

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — While the Taylor Speedway is set to host the first-ever Hit to Pass races this weekend, there will also be other motorsports taking place at the dirt oval.Jason Westgate, one of the organizers of the Mower Mayhem races in South Taylor, says that there will also be lawnmower races happening at the Taylor Speedway this weekend. Westgate says that due to the chances of debris littering the track during the Hit to Pass races, the lawnmower races will take the role as sideshow on the Mini Sprints oval while crews clean up the main dirt track.The Mini Sprint races will also be taking place this weekend during Hit to Pass intermissions. The action starts at the Taylor Speedway on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., and again on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chetwynd Fire

first_imgChetwynd Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky is suggesting the 9-1-1 response, of those who witnessed a fire early yesterday avoided, what could havebeen a major disaster.The 4am fire was at a bulk fuel plant in the South Peace community but, thanks to the 9-1-1 callers was isolated to the unlocking dock area and quickly extinguished.It remains under RCMP investigation.- Advertisement –last_img


first_imgLetterkenny Credit UnionLetterkenny Credit Union have today launched their 2015 New Year car loan campaign. In the current climate, it can be difficult to get credit for the things in life we need – that is why the credit union is on hand to help.A car loan from your local credit union is straight-forward. You borrow the money from the credit union, you pay for the car and you own the car immediately.You agree a repayment schedule with the credit union.Interest is charged on the reducing balance of the loan.Unlike many car finance deals available today, which are actually Hire Purchase Agreements, arranging your car loan through your Letterkenny Credit Union means that you own the car from the outset. You do not own the car through a Hire Purchase Agreement until the last instalment.Nor are there any balloon payments, admin charges or hidden fees.A car loan with your Credit Union is just that – a loan, no gimmicks.Should you be in the happy position of being able to repay the loan early, you may do so without any penalty charges.Commenting on the launch of the car loan campaign Gordon Randles, Manager, Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “People in the Letterkenny area are still buying cars but are shopping around for better value in the car financing deal. “Letterkenny Credit Union are lending to their members and we would encourage anyone who is considering buying a new or used car in 2015 to visit their local credit union to discuss what options are available to them.“Having arranged finance with the credit union in advance of going shopping for a car puts you in a stronger position.“It helps to know exactly how much you have to spend and because you are not going cap-in-hand to the dealer, you are effectively a cash buyer and you may be able to negotiate a better deal.WHAT MAKES A CAR LOAN DIFFERENT AT YOUR CREDIT UNION • Unlike a Hire Purchase Agreement you own the car from the outset.• There are no hidden fees or transaction charges.• Credit union interest rates are fair and reasonable and capped by law.Repayments are calculated on your reducing balance, so you pay less interest with each repayment.• Your credit union loan is insured in the event of your death – subject to terms and conditions – at no direct cost to you. Other lenders charge for this.• You can pay off your loan early, make additional lump sum repayments or increase your regular repayments, without a penalty. Other lenders may charge you extra for paying them back faster!DREAMING OF A NEW CAR? LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH NEW YEAR CAR LOAN CAMPAIGN was last modified: November 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesLetterkenny Credit Unionnewslast_img read more

‘Man United could do with this guy’: Some fans want Rooney to return

first_img Wayne Rooney had a night to remember ADVICE RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 He was inches away from a cross in the dying moments after Brad Guzan had spoiled the party with a clever save.With the Red Devils currently struggling in the Premier League and Romelu Lukaku without a goal in ten games, some United fans were even calling for him to return to the club… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Rooney would still do more than half the United team class!— Dylan jones (@dylanjones213) November 15, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rooney making this look easy. His passing is unbelievable 😳— Tom Butterworth (@tom_db) November 15, 2018 Rooney’s vision is absolutely unreal 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Tom King (@thomasavfc12) November 15, 2018 Rooney looks decent! United could do with him now!— Sim (@Sim_Mann) November 15, 2018 Honestly I would take this Rooney over Lukaku at United.— Are You Still There? (@imo_omar) November 15, 2018 The Manchester United legend was introduced to the action in the 56th minute and delighted fans with his brief cameo.Everything he did was classy, demonstrating the vision and end product that have come to characterise the more latter stages of his career.Despite an unselfish performance, he so nearly got on the scoresheet himself.center_img REVEALED It’s official: Wayne Rooney has still got it.England’s record goalscorer stole the show during the 3-0 victory over the USA as he made his farewell appearance. Rooney’s still class— James Landon (@jameslandon15) November 15, 2018 Some fans have called for Rooney to return to Man United Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move This Rooney lad looks alright…— James (@pricey2489) November 15, 2018 2 Rooney would still improve United. Don’t @ me.— Ash (@ashy7) November 15, 2018 Rooney has been our best player in the last 20 minutes. Vision and passing range— karl minor (@glassman35) November 15, 2018 REVEALED no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Rooney’s still a baller— Conan (@Conan_w26) November 15, 2018 Latest Football Newslast_img read more

Rangers vs Villarreal: Morelos returns as Gerrard makes four changes

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Rangers can give their Europa League last 32 hopes a huge boost if they beat Villarreal at Ibrox on Thursday night, kick-off 8pm.Steven Gerrard’s men are actually bottom of Group G at the moment but will finish the night in first place with a win, which shows just how tight things are.All four teams in Group G, including Spartak Moscow and Rapid Vienna, can still qualify for the knockout stages. REVEALED Rangers’ Europa League campaign began in July and Gerrard will be determined to continue it into the New Year RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Group G is expected to go down to the wire What the managers are sayingSteven Gerrard (Rangers): “There is certainly belief (in the team that we can make it to the last 32).“So for us it was always about taking this group to the wire and that’s what we intend to do. MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football News 2center_img Javier Calleja (Villarreal): “The president has already told me I will be here for the long term.“The problem is the players have drawn too many games and they are having a hard time pushing on that extra step that will get us victories. But it will come.”Team newsGers’ top goalscorer Alfredo Morelos returns to the Rangers’ starting XI after being rested for the weekend win over Livingston.Kyle Lafferty is on the bench, while Joe Worrall comes in for Gareth McAuley in central defence, Jon Flanagan comes in for Andy Halliday at left-back, and Lassana Coulibaly replaces Ovie Ejaria in midfield.Rangers: McGregor, Tavernier, Worrall, Goldson, Flanagan, Coulibaly, Jack, Arfield, Candeias, Morelos, MiddletonSubs: Foderingham, Ejaria, Halliday, Ross McCrorie, Grezda, McAuley, LaffertyVillarreal: Fernandez, Mario, Alvaro, Funes Mori, Jaume, Caseres, Morlanes, Trigueros, Fornals, Toko Ekambi, BaccaSubs: Sergio Asenjo, Gerard, Sansone, Pedraza, Cazorla, Bonera, Chukwueze. 2 getty Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice BEST OF ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Gers’ 4-3 defeat in Moscow on matchday four dealt a huge blow to their progress and another loss could potentially see the Scottish Premiership side out of the competition on account of their inferior head-to-head record against Spartak.However, Rangers will take heart from their opening match in the competition when they managed to grab a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal.Meanwhile, manager of the Yellow Submarine Javier Calleja is under huge pressure at the moment as his side lie 16th in the LaLiga table. huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

Relearning history: the truth about apartheid and Mandela

first_imgOn Thursday 5 December, my grandfather passed away. He was old and frail and we were expecting it but when I woke to the news on Friday morning, I still felt like I had been hit by a truck. My response surprised me. Truth be told, the man was not my blood family or even someone I had ever conversed with. He was a man who had become a part of my life in such a profound way that I felt as if my own relative had been taken from me.My overwhelming response of grief at the news of Madiba’s death was a shock to me. I have always had a deep respect for him, but the sense of loss was more personal than I had anticipated. Suddenly, all my plans for that day and weekend were on pause and replaced by back-to-back documentaries of the struggle icon’s life, trailing cyberspace and social networks for any and every commentary about his life and death, a visit to the vigil outside his family home in Houghton, and a walk up Vilakazi Street singing Bob Marley’s Redemption Song alongside other mourners getting drenched in a sudden downpour.Nevelia Moloi is a Project Manager for HEARTLINES media campaigns. HEARTLINES is an NGO that uses values-based media to encourage South Africans to start conversations that transform individuals, families and communitiesThe three days following his death took me on a rollercoaster journey of emotions that caused me to re-examine my upbringing, my education, my attitude towards politics, and even my own values. My first emotion was amazement at my ignorance. I found myself watching documentary after documentary muttering, “really – I didn’t know that?” The amazement soon turned to anger. Why was I never told all of this while growing up? How did the history books at my Model-C school fail to mention even a fraction of these narratives?I felt cheated. Cheated of the truth about a man people both loved and feared. Cheated of a history that, though fully interwoven into my own life, I did not feel justified in claiming as my own. Cheated of a legacy of fight and struggle that I had once dismissed with a self-righteous declaration of: it’s been so long; can’t we just move on already?I had to do something about this.I would start with my parents. Their lives were more obviously impacted by our political history: my intelligent mother became a teacher because, well, there weren’t really that many other options at the time. My father was a brilliant sportsman at provincial level whose star couldn’t reach its national potential given the restrictions to players of colour.“Dad, why did you never tell me the full extent of the ugly truth of our nation? How could I grow up believing things were not really that bad?”“I did not want to indoctrinate you,” was his sober reply. “I wanted you to discover things for yourself and make up your own mind.”And here I sat, with 30-something years’ worth of having to un-make up the mind that had been so shrewdly and strategically made up by a half history.My next target was meant to be my old school, ensuring that the history books of this generation did not have as many pages omitted as ours clearly did. But I didn’t manage to get that far. Making up my own mind – again – proved groundbreaking enough.I realised that my parents had consciously lived out a value that I had taken for granted: to raise their children in a way that would shield them from the suffocating grip of untamed anger and bitterness. It must have been a decision they struggled with but they decided, like Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela to choose the values of forgiveness and reconciliation for their next generation – to set in motion a new possibility of what one day could be.Forgiveness and reconciliation seemed in such contrast with Madiba’s birth name and I’ve often wondered why his father decided to call him a “troublemaker”. Was he troublesome in his mother’s womb? Did his birth cause trouble in his extended family? Or were his parents just incredibly prophetic in anticipating the amount of trouble his life would one day cause?“During my lifetime, I have dedicated myself to the struggle of African people. I have fought against white domination, I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunity. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela; 1918 – 2013In one weekend Rolihlahla Mandela lived up to his name and caused more trouble in my life than I had bargained on. Did I truly understand the fabric and legacy that had formed our nation over centuries? Had I been fair in my assessment of certain political factions and leaders? Could I honestly promote a values-based narrative in our nation when I often had such a limited perspective on the values that drove people to do what they did – and still drive us to do what we do today?At the memorial held in honour of Madiba on 10 December, Bishop Ivan Abrahams posed a challenge: The mantle is passed on and it is in your hands. I have never considered myself a political person. A person of values, working at Heartlines, an organisation that promotes good values, yes. But political, no – leave that for those with more of a fighting spirit or those who “suffered most”.But in South Africa, carrying that mantle in 2013 and into 2014 remains a political journey. If I say my mantle is to improve the education of our children, I need to go back in history and understand how that system got corrupted in the first place. If it’s caring for the elderly or orphans I need to question how those little ones got orphaned, or what happened to the adult offspring who were meant to look after their parents in their old age. If success in business is my mantle, I can’t look at my profit margins without an awareness of the economic disparities that pervade our society.Madiba, you have caused great trouble in my life. You have pulled on the branches of the tree of a history I now need to relive, re-make up my mind about as my father suggested, then once and for all claim as my own. And from there live out my values as authentically and passionately as possible so that the mantle I one day pass on will not be found lacking.Nevelia Moloi is a Project Manager for HEARTLINES media campaigns. HEARTLINES is an NGO that uses values-based media to encourage South Africans to start conversations that transform individuals, families and communities.last_img read more