Thurston County Passes Tobacco-Free Parks Ordinance

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersToday, the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance amending the Park Code of Thurston County to prohibit smoking and vaping in Thurston County parks and preserves, and on Thurston County trails.The Board of County Commissioners also serve as the Board of Health. The Board of Health is working to minimize public exposure to second hand smoke and view this ordinance as an important step in addressing a public health issue.Thurston County’s mission is “to create a community that promotes health, commerce, and environmental protection with transparency and accountability.” Tobacco use is the leading contributor to heart and lung disease and certain cancers. Ample research shows that exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful to health as well. There is no safe level of exposure.Fourteen percent (14%) of adults in Thurston County smoke. According to the Healthy Youth Survey (2016), a similar percentage of 12th graders smoke cigarettes, but 23% use vapes (26% use one, or the other, or both). Research has shown youth who vape are more likely to start smoking.“Our goal is to protect all of our residents and especially our kids,” said Commission Chair, Bud Blake. “We want our parks and trails to be safe for everyone to enjoy without the negative impacts of secondhand smoke—and that includes vaping. If science tells us that kids who vape are more likely to take up cigarettes, we need to take that seriously and do what we can by eliminating it in our parks and public places.”The statewide Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) law protects residents from secondhand smoke indoors but does not restrict outdoor exposures, with limited exceptions. Several cities in Thurston County have adopted similar rules to limit or prohibit smoking in parks and recreation areas. By prohibiting these activities in Thurston County parks and preserves, and on Thurston County trails, this ordinance:Helps prevent exposure of residents to secondhand smoke and vapor.Creates a safer and healthier environment for park users, including children and youth.Protects children’s health by reducing their exposure to smoking and vaping.Supports park users who may be trying to quit smoking.Protects against fire and environmental impacts of littering.Is consistent with state and regional goal of eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and vapor.Furthers the County’s mission by supporting healthy activity and preventing secondhand smoke or vapor impacts to the many users of these public spaces.Violation of the ordinance would be a misdemeanor offense, subject to the same penalties as other violations of the Park Code. This includes paying a fine on first offense which increases with each additional offense.To view the full ordinance, visit: read more

About Town

first_imgHOLMDELThe New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Museum & Education Center, will present a talk from 1 to 2:30 pm. Saturday, July 27 about “Modern Vietnam: A Fulbright Scholar’s Perspective” by Melissa Genovese. She will speak about her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam, detailing how Vietnam has come a long way since the fall of Saigon in 1975.Genovese lived and worked from August 2011 to July 2012 in Nam Dihn, Vietnam, teaching English at Nam Dinh University of Technology Education. During this time, she was able to experience and learn about present-day Vietnam and its fast-paced movement towards modernization. Her presentation offers perspectives on modern Vietnam.Genovese grew up in Howell and received her bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Rowan University in 2010. She was a recipient of a Fulbright award to Vietnam in 2011. Since returning home, she has made a mission of sharing her experiences in hopes of creating a better understanding of and future for the two countries.Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students and children 10 years old or younger are free. Veterans and active military personnel also get free admission. Additional Information is available at FREEHOLDThe Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present “18th Century Jews of Monmouth County,” a slide show at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, featuring the story of the Solomon, Hart, and Judah families who were Monmouth County merchants and farmers of the late 1700s and early 1800s.The program is presented in complement with the museum’s current exhibit “The Land was Theirs: The Story of the Jewish Farmers of Monmouth County.” The program is free; donations will be greatly appreciated.The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive. It is a 501(c) (3) organization and is handicapped accessible. Additional information is available by calling the museum at 732-252-6990 or visiting COLTS NECKThe Martha Mary Guild of St. Mary’s Church, 1 Phalanx Rd., is holding a clothing and linen sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The sale features men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and linens at bargain prices.The sale will be held in Madonna Hall, located behind the church, and in the parish hall. Donoghue Scholarships Awarded to Four Area Students HIGHLANDS – Atlantic Highlands resident Chloe Tracy, a senior at Henry Hudson Regional School, has been awarded a music scholarship by the Eric P. Donoghue Scholarship Foundation.The scholarship is the fourth given to an area student this year. Scholarships also have been awarded this year to Bridget Foley of Atlantic Highlands, a Red Bank Catholic High School senior, and to Middletown High School North seniors Emily Hochheiser of Belford and Jamie Waggner of Middletown’s Fairview section.This year’s scholarships bring to a total of 27 given out by the foundation in honor of the late Eric Donoghue in the 10 years since his death. The grants were awarded by former Mayor Peter E. Donoghue and Louise Donoghue, Eric’s parents.The scholarship program was instituted in 2003, the year Eric Donoghue died at age 32. Scholarships are awarded to area seniors who plan on pursuing music in college and thereafter and is financed entirely through the generosity of hundreds of friends and area residents.Tracy is a flutest who also plays guitar and piano and is a singer, an actress and a composer. She has performed with the Henry Hudson a cappella choir, Hudson Harmony and had leading roles in three musical productions. She has played in the marching, concert and stand bands and was awarded the Theatre and Music Academic awards last year. She is also very active in various clubs and in sports, captaining the varsity field hockey team. She will attend Rowan University, aiming to major in musical theater and minor in music. Her goal is to perform on Broadway or to become a music teacher.Waggner is a singer who has performed in the Middletown North a cappella choir, the All-State and All-Shore choruses and three high school musicals. She will attend Rowan University where she will pursue a degree in music education for voice with the intention of teaching.Hochheiser is a pianist and bass guitarist, a member of the Rock’n Music Academy House Band and has played at the Stone Pony and Wonder Bar in Asbury Park. She will attend Ramapo College, majoring in psychology and minoring in music with plans to become a music therapist.Foley is a singer, a member of the Red Band Catholic Chamber Choir, student manager of her school’s music department and a cantor and contemporary choir member at Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic Church in New Monmouth. She is a former student at St. Agnes School in Atlantic Highlands, where she sang in the children’s choir under Eric Donoghue’s direction.Eric Donoghue was an accomplished musician, composer and piano teacher. He was the organist at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Atlantic Highlands at the time of his death and had previously played at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic Highlands. He was raised in Atlantic Highlands, was a 1989 graduate of Henry Hudson Regional and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. TINTON FALLSHoliday Express, the nonprofit organization of volunteer musicians and vocalists who bring music, food, gifts and friendship to hundreds, is looking for the donation of items that can be put into the thousands of gift bags it distributes each year. Members of the organization will be visiting more than 16,000 people in need this holiday season. That means volunteers will give out more than 16,000 gift bags in November and December.Every person the group visits receives a gift bag filled with personal care items, blanket, hat, gloves, scarf, playing cards, and other items. In most cases, this will be the only gift they will receive for the holidays.Individuals or groups – including Scouts, neighborhoods, churches or companies – can donate products to include in these gift bags. Items needed include body wash, non-aerosol deodorant, shampoo, lotion for babies and adults, lip balm, single toothbrushes, coloring books, crayons, Beanie Babies, stuffed animals, and playing cards. All items should be new and not hotel/small sizes. Donors may want to concentrate on collecting one item.Items can be dropped off through the end of July at the Holiday Express warehouse, 968 Shrewsbury Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Additional information about donations, collections and volunteering is available by calling 732-544-8010.center_img MIDDLETOWNA family square dance will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 26 and Aug. 23, at the Croydon Hall Senior Center, 900 Leonardville Rd. Couples and singles are welcome. The donation is $4. Children younger than 18 are free and must be accompanied by a parent. Refreshments will be provided. No dancing experience is needed. The caller will teach newcomers all they need to know.The family square dance is sponsored by the Middletown Ramblers Square Dance Club, which invites people to come and see why square dancing is a great way to stay in shape, have fun and meet lots of friendly people.For more information and directions, call Betty at 732-291-1188 or check the website at RED BANKAslan Youth Ministries will honor longtime supporters Bill and Beverly Van Winkle of Little Silver as part of its 14th annual Island Nights benefit 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road, Rumson. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at year’s event celebrates California’s famed Catalina Island and will feature boat rides, California cuisine, wine pulls, music and dancing, as well as a putting contest and exciting auction items.“We are looking forward to another exciting event where friends can enjoy themselves while making a real impact on the lives of local at-risk children,” said Craig Bogard, CEO of Aslan Youth Ministries.Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting John Fix, COO of Aslan Youth Ministries at 732-741-7824 or emailing to year, Island Nights raises funds to support the mission of Aslan Youth Ministries, a local nonprofit which provides relationship-driven programs that impact and empower at-risk youth in Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park and Haiti. Aslan’s programs include one-on-one mentoring and tutoring, Bible classes and recreational activities. For 38 years, Aslan has been helping children reach deeply within to overcome their limitations and, with God’s help, find the strength to endure and succeed. SHREWSBURYLittle Silver artist Roberta Carter Clark will demonstrate her technique of watercolor portrait painting with a live model at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library.As a busy portrait painter, Clark has been with Portraits, Inc. in New York City since 1974 and her commissioned portraits are in the private collections of hundreds of families throughout the United States and England. More portraits are in public and corporate collections, including universities, hospitals and banks.Clark has taught portrait and figure painting workshops from California to Texas and Hilton Head to Florida with many points between. Her paintings have received awards at national exhibitions, including The American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists, Midwest Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.Clark is the author of How to Paint Living Portraits and Painting Vibrant Children’s Portraits, and is a member of the Guild of Creative Art, the Ocean County Artist’s Guild, the American Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society.The event is free and open to all. The Eastern Branch Library is located at 1001 Route 35. Additional information on the program is available by calling the library at 1-866-941-8188. For more information on programming at the Monmouth County Library, visit the webpage at OCEAN GROVEA cherished and anticipated tradition of every summer, the 144th Annual Camp Meeting Week begins on Friday, July 26 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 4. Sponsored by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA), this 10-day pilgrimage offers sun-up to sun-down opportunities for Christian worship and prayer, religious education and exploration, and recreation and renewal along the beautiful New Jersey Shore.The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting is located at Pilgrim and Ocean pathways.  All activities are open to the public and are handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 732-775-0035 or visit www.oceangrove.orgSunrise prayers start at 6 a.m. daily at Thornley Chapel, and continue throughout the day on the Boardwalk, at Bishop James Tabernacle, the Youth Temple and the Great Auditorium.last_img read more

Ex-Pompey star Taylor on facing Invincibles in FA Cup and ‘unplayable’ Henry

first_imgTHE LAST time Portsmouth hosted Arsenal in the FA Cup, Matt Taylor experienced a career first.It was March 2004, and 21,000 fans were on their feet towards the end of the quarter-final at Fratton Park.3 Matt Taylor was a consistent presence at the back for Portsmouth over a six year periodCredit: PA:Press Association3 He met his match when Thierry Henry came to Fratton Park in the FA Cup in 2004Credit: ReutersBut the love and adulation was not for one of their own. Instead, for one away player in particular as he made his way off the pitch – Thierry Henry.Taylor, who had the unfortunate task of marking the Frenchman until his substitution in the 72nd minute, admitted: “He fully deserved it.“Football fans have a great affinity to their own club but sometimes you just need to applaud brilliance and that evening they were well within their rights to give that gesture.“Thierry was unplayable. It was just a shame that I was at left back and he kept drifting over to my side.”The pair almost came to blows after 20 minutes after a small scuffle in the corner, resulting in Taylor waggling his finger in the face of Henry.Taylor laughs: “Being physical was the only way I could stop him, and hope the officials would give me a hand! He would always give some back too.“But it would be incorrect to say he was a ‘nasty’ player – he had an edge as all the best players do, but he was also exceptionally talented.“And that night, we just couldn’t stop him.“I have never been that sort of guy to ask opposition players for their shirts after games, unless I know them. But I do look back now, especially in that game.“Just think of all the names I would have hung up around my house!”’THEY WERE HUGE!’Arsenal would go on to knock five past Pompey that night in a 5-1 victory; Henry and Freddie Ljungberg grabbing two each along with a Kolo Toure header.It was just one of many impressive victories for the Gunners that year as they were annointed the Invincibles at the end of the season for their unbeaten Premier League campaign.Taylor, who is now coach of Tottenham’s U18s, continued: “Standing in the cramped Fratton Park tunnel and just looking at the size and stature of them, I had never seen anything like it. They were huge.“But they weren’t just big lumps, they were exceptional footballers and athletes and were quicker and stronger than we were.“At that time, we had a very good Pompey outfit. The likes of Teddy Sheringham and Yakubu under manager Harry Redknapp.“But we were the underdogs and quite rightly so. We gave it everything and came away with nothing.”3 Pompey will have to overcome a Mikel Arteta Arsenal side that could include Pierre-Emerick AubameyangCredit: EPAPompey have fallen from great heights since that night, dropping as far down as League One, but look to be moving forward under Kenny Jackett.They are currently on a 10-game winning streak in all competitions at Fratton Park.An upset against Mikel Arteta’s struggling Arsenal – a world away from the Invincible heroes – in the fifth round would put them on course for an historic season of their own.And just like that night 16 years ago, the south coast side will have to contain an imposing front line that could include the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe.Taylor, who made almost 180 appearances during a six-year spell with Pompey, said: “These Portsmouth players will need no encouragement.most read in sportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut“They know how much the Cup means to the club and the fans. Are Arsenal favourites? Yes.“But if you look at Portsmouth and their season so far, they are in the best form they could possibly be in. They will take heart from that.“They need to use Fratton Park – it is not a ground that teams look forward to playing at.“It is a free hit for them and they will definitely be given chances in the game. It truly would be one of the great FA Cup upsets.”Darren Gough argues over whether Arsenal’s Aubameyang can be considered World Classlast_img read more

Pitches not conducive to big scores – Holder

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Test captain Jason Holder says the standard of regional pitches needs to be improved if teams are to produce more attractive cricket.The 24-year-old, also the Barbados Pride skipper, said that scores in the ongoing Regional Super50 had been low because pitches were slow and turning and not conducive to good strokeplay.”It’s been tough. Obviously, the scores are not what we’ve been accustomed to in one-day cricket, and I think that’s been due to the slow pitches,” Holder said.”I’ve found it very difficult so far batting in this tournament, in the middle overs especially, and trying to get the ball off the square. I think spinners are dominating it, and that’s because the ball has spun quite early and quite sharply.”I just think we need to work a little bit more on improving our pitches and … strokeplay, and the viewing of the cricket would be a lot better.”The highest total of the tournament has been Jamaica Scorpions’ 260 against minnows ICC Americas at the Sir Frank Worrell ground at St Augustine here in the second-round Group ‘A’ contest.In Group ‘B’ played in St Kitts, the highest total there was 255 by Guyana Jaguars in the final round when they chased down a competitive total set by Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.Between both groups, there have been 14 totals under 200 runs, with four of these coming at Queen’s Park Oval, and Holder said that the par score at the tournament’s premier venue would be quite small.”It’s been a tough pitch. The games I’ve seen here and have played here have been tough going in terms of batting, so you have to be very sharp in the field in terms of restricting opposition under 200 runs. I think 200, 210 is probably a par score on this track.”The tournament is in its final stages. Barbados Pride clash with Windward Islands Volcanoes in the second semi-final today.last_img read more

LACC Reminds Public Officials to Declare Assets

first_imgThe Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) is reminding all public officials and employees of Government who are required to declare their income, assets, and liabilities to do so, according to a press release issued over the weekend.The LAC clarified that “Section IV. Administration of Asset Disclosure System” of the “Regulations for The Administration, Monitoring, Receiving And Implementation of Asset Declaration in Accordance with the National Code Of Conduct For All Public Officials And Employees,” relating to the universal filing deadline (last Friday in July), refers to public officials who had declared earlier and are re-declaring either at the end of every three years; on promotion or progression from one level to another; upon transfer to another public office; and upon retirement and resignation.All other public officials who are entering or re-entering public office and have no record of declaring or re-declaring their income, assets, and liabilities are required by law to do so prior to taking office.The Commission also admonished other former public officials, who exited their offices by means of retirement, resignation, dismissal, etc., to submit two copies of a completed, signed and notarized Asset Disclosure Form which should have been done immediately prior to exiting.Part X of the National Code of Conduct (NCoC) for all public officials and employees requires that every public official and employee of Government involved in making decisions affecting contract, tendering or procurement and issuance of licenses of various types shall sign performance or financial bonds and shall in addition declare his or her income, assets and liabilities prior to taking office and thereafter at the end of every three years, on promotion or progression from one level to another, upon transfer to another public office and upon retirement or resignation.This provision also requires public officials, who exit public office by means of retirement, resignation, dismissal, etc., to submit two copies of a completed, signed and notarized Asset Disclosure Form immediately prior to exit, the press release said.The LACC believes that the declaration of income, assets, and liabilities is healthy in enhancing accountability, transparency, and integrity in the public sector. Besides, it is the law. The LACC therefore calls on all public officials and employees of Government to comply with the law.The forms are available on the Commission’s website on, according to the release.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Shoe Lace” paid $60,000 for December 2012 murder – jury hears

first_img…admitted to robbery-murder involvement under caution – Police witnessFollowing the conclusion of a one-week voir dire (trial within a trial), the contents of the caution statement of Phillip “Shoe Lace” Paul were disclosed to a 12-member jury at the High Court during the main trial before Justice Sandil Kissoon. Police Detective Sergeant Kevin Martin testified that the accused admitted to being involving in the crime when he was in custody at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at Eve Leary. Georgetown in January 2013.Paul has, however, denied the December 2012 killing of Kamal Ramsahoye for which he is facing trial at the Demerara High Court. Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt are appearing on behalf of the State while Attorney Brandon De Santos is defending the murder accused. During a recent hearing, Sergeant Martin noted that after the accused was taken into custody, he elected Inspector Adams to pen his story detailing the events that transpired leading to Ramsahoye’s demise.According to the Policeman’s evidence, Paul said on Saturday night he went to the line top where he saw he friend, “Tall Man” who invited him to go to a house. Afterward, his friend scaled the fence and barbed wire and “jumped in the yard”. The Policeman related that the accused said that he and his friend saw a man inside of the house and they went inside.Paul reportedly said: “I hold on to he and Tall Man pull out a knife. I tell he don’t bore de man, but he say de man see we face. Tall Man began stabbing de man in he heart and belly. The man fall down and Tall Man tek de money out of de draw and we went upstairs. They had some money pon de table; Tall Man pick it up, we jump de fence, went through the street and went on de line top.”The jury also heard that the accused was given some $60,000 before the duo parted company. Sergeant Martin disclosed that Paul looked over his statement and appeared to be reading it and purportedly understood the contents of his caution statement.The Police contend that the defendant gave his statement out of his own free will and even said that he did not want his mother present at the time surrounding the interrogation as she “gan fall down”. Martin, who was a witness to the said caution statement, identified the document in court.The particulars of the charge allege that Paul murdered the man between December 8 and 9, 2012, during the course or furtherance of a robbery. Reports from 2012 had stated that Ramsahoye was found dead at his residence. A post-mortem examination had revealed that he died from haemorrhaging and shock due to massive blood loss.last_img read more

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

first_imgGotze’s winner came in the 28th minute when American international Christian Pulisic was hauled down in the box allowing the midfielder who famously scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final to beat Claudio Bravo.Mahrez showed flashes of his quality yet Guardiola will be disappointed about the lack of cutting edge on show.With the bulk of his Premier League title-winning squad enjoying an extended break after their exertions at the World Cup, it was a vastly inexperienced side sent out by the Spaniard at Soldier Field.Mahrez, the $75 million signing from Leicester, made his debut while the precocious young English midfielder Phil Foden also started.There was a healthy crowd of 34,629 inside Soldier Field and although a young City side held their own early on, Dortmund created the better chances with Gotze pulling the strings together with Pulisic.Mahrez was City’s best player, who showcased his attacking threat with a decent run and cross midway through the first half.– A satisfied coach –But on 28 minutes the Germans were ahead.Alex Zinchenko, who is set to leave the club before the start of the English domestic season, brought down the lively Pulisic in the box and Gotze beat Bravo from the spot before Alexander Isak almost made it two soon after.Jack Harrison should have done better just before the interval when he miscued a shot from close range and then Mahrez forced a great save from Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz.Nevertheless, Guardiola would have been all too aware of his side’s lack of killer instinct.Jadon Sancho, who quit the Premier League club for Dortmund last August following a fall-out with Guardiola, was introduced in the second half and began promisingly.Joe Hart, the former England keeper, was making his first City appearance since August 2016 but it was opposite number Hitz who was almost beaten on 55 minutes when another Mahrez set-piece flew just past the post.Guardiola said his team played well despite not having a lot of time to train together.“It was really good for their futures because we played one of the best teams in Germany and we did many good things,” he said. “The courage, intensity and desire to play was very good. I’m so satisfied.”The Algerian’s cute pass set Lukas Nmecha through on 70 minutes but his finish was lacking before Hart produced an excellent point blank save to deny Mahmoud Dahoud.Dortmund, however, held firm to seal a deserved win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was able to call on the likes of new signing Leroy Sane (L)for their pre-season clash with Borussia Dortmund © AFP / JIM YOUNGCHICAGO, United States, Jul 21 – Pep Guardiola’s start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund captain Mario Gotze’s first half penalty was enough to see off the Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday.Guardiola was able to call on the likes of new signing Riyad Mahrez and German Leroy Sane but his otherwise highly inexperienced, young team were unable to get the better of a Dortmund side who have already played one game this summer and looked far sharper in the opening match of this year’s International Champions Cup tournament.last_img read more

Nigeria eliminate holders Cameroon in AFCON

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria celebrating their win over BurundiALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jul 6 – Odion Ighalo scored twice and teed up Alex Iwobi’s winning goal as Nigeria eliminated defending Africa Cup of Nations champions Cameroon after a thrilling 3-2 victory in Alexandria on Saturday.China-based forward Ighalo bundled home a scrappy opener but Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon hit back through Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie with two quick-fire goals before half-time. Nigeria drew level as Ighalo volleyed in his second just past the hour and he then turned provider to play in Iwobi to steer home three minutes later and set up the prospect of a highly anticipated quarter-final clash with hosts and favourites Egypt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ipswich Town set to land former Watford man

first_img Lloyd Dyer Ipswich Town are closing in on the signing of Lloyd Dyer, who left Watford last week.The 33-year-old made 14 appearances during the Hornets’ promotion-winning campaign last season but did not manage a single outing this term.His contract was terminated by mutual consent earlier this month, leaving him free to join another club as a free agent.Now it is being reported that Dyer is on the verge of agreeing a short-term deal with Ipswich.Mick McCarthy’s side are once again in the hunt for promotion back to the Premier League and sit just two points outside the Championship play-off spots. 1last_img read more

Governor makes political moves in the hot tub

first_img“She grew up and was a victim, where she was always thrown into events and photographs, and Sunday nights there were always 100 people in the house … and she was at the factories telling people, `Vote for my daddy, vote for my daddy,”‘ Schwarzenegger said. “When she was 21 years old, she went out and decided she would find a man who had no desire to be in politics. “She bumped into a man who was from an Austrian farm, a bodybuilder who was only interested in oiling up … and wearing tight pants … and then going into Hollywood,” he said to more laughs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“In all seriousness, she had tears in her eyes. I had to work on her for 14 days,” Schwarzenegger said. “That’s where I learned to negotiate – bringing Democrats and Republicans together right there in the Jacuzzi.” Shriver’s family tree is sprinkled with prominent Democrats. Her father, Sargent Shriver, was the 1972 Democratic candidate for vice president and her uncle was President John F. Kennedy. Schwarzenegger and Shriver, 52, have been married for more than 21 years. Schwarzenegger’s comic routine began when a member of the audience submitted a question about whether Shriver would make a good president. The governor said she wouldn’t want the job. SAN JOSE – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger learned the art of political negotiation in a setting that’s oh so California – soaking in his backyard hot tub. Keynoting a gathering of Silicon Valley business leaders Friday, the Republican governor explained how his wife – former television news anchor Maria Shriver – came to support his 2003 gubernatorial bid. “We were sitting in the Jacuzzi. I said, `Maria, here’s an idea. What do you think about this, me running for governor?” Schwarzenegger said to peals of laughter. “I said, there’s a recall, there’s only a two-month campaign. I think we can work our way through this two months and then I’m governor – isn’t that great?” After the laughter died down, Schwarzenegger, 60, turned solemn. last_img