Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County Awarded New Grant By…

first_imgFacebook47Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County received two $5,000 Focus Grants to improve the health and wellbeing of Thurston County area youth, thanks to Amerigroup Foundation. The $10,000 donations to the Clubs provide kids and teens with critical programming during after-school time that creates a positive environment and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. These grants are some of dozens distributed across the country by Amerigroup Foundation to support Triple Play programming, which focuses on being healthy through the mind, body and soul.Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County received two $5,000 Focus Grants to improve the health and wellbeing of Thurston County area youth, thanks to Amerigroup Foundation.Amerigroup Foundation will be issuing a $5,000 Focus Grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County Tumwater Unit and another $5,000 Focus Grant to Lacey Branch to provide programming focused on teaching the importance of healthy eating habits and being physically active to Club members.“Kids and teens today face a variety of challenges when it comes to eating healthy and staying physically fit. That’s why we support Triple Play, to help ensure that our youth build life-long healthy habits with a firm foundation of support,” said Daryl Edmonds, president of Amerigroup Washington. “The Triple Play program and Boys & Girls Clubs in Thurston County are working to build great futures for our kids by changing the opportunity equation to help them make healthy choices and participate in healthy activities each and every day.”As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Amerigroup Foundation, the program’s three components encourage Club members to eat healthier (mind), become more physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul). Since the program’s inception in more than a decade ago, Triple Play has made over 10 million connections with kids and teens.“We are incredibly grateful for the support and partnership of Amerigroup Foundation, because without their support we would not be able to impact so many kids and teens each year,” said Katya Miltimore, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.  “With this grant, we hope to continue to provide new and much needed healthy lifestyles programming to kids who need it most, and create a positive foundation for them to grow and thrive.”Amerigroup Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening Washington communities. Through its Healthy Generations grant program, Amerigroup Foundation works to identify the issues most in need of attention and then directs its financial support and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas.  Promoting youth health and active lifestyles is an ongoing focus of the foundation.The Triple Play grants announced today are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment from Amerigroup Foundation’s parent company foundation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to promote healthy lifestyles.About Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is a youth development agency serving school-age youth 5-18 years old. Founded in 2001, four Club locations now serve over 2,700 local youth with the mission of inspiring and enabling young people, especially those in greatest need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens, by providing community-based Clubs that are safe and positive places for kids. BGCTC offers programming in five key areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information about BGCTC, please visit www.bgctc.orglast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Goose

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Goose! He is a super cute and friendly Boxer-Pit Bull mix with a stunning brindle and creamy white coat. He has a pink shaped heart on the top of his nose! Goose is sweet, loving, smart, and happy. Because he is young, strong, and enthusiastic, children in his home should be 13 years of age or older, dog savvy, kind, and sturdy. If you can provide a cat-free home, grain-free diet, love, exercise, and a fenced yard, then you may be his perfect fit family! Goose would love to meet you to discuss the future! Goose is a great companion and family dog who aims to please.If you have further questions, emails are the only method of communication at this time.   We all care about the health of our 2-legged caregivers and the community at large, so as a precaution we are temporarily suspending our public open hours. We are still taking email inquiries and applications, and will be in touch with you as soon as we are able. We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this difficult time! Stay Well!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Aniek Nouwen, quarantined for possible case of coronavirus

first_imgDutch international Aniek Nouwen and goalkeeper coach Erskine Schoenmakers have abandoned the concentration of the Netherlands women’s soccer team, in France, for possible cases of coronavirus.The federation informed this Saturday that the measure was taken preventively, as The Dutch National Institute of Health has advised residents of North Brabant to stay at home and limit their social contacts if they have symptoms of the disease. Nouwen and Schoenmakers live in that province and have a cough and cold, although they have no fever.Both have returned to the Netherlands and they must remain in their homes. Coach Sarina Wiegman is considering asking for a replacement for PSV player Eindhoven.The Dutch team participates in the Tournament of France, plays this Saturday against Canada and next Tuesday against the gala team.last_img read more

Jamaica advance to WICB Under-19 final

first_imgHosts Jamaica have advanced to tomorrow’s final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Under-19 Championship.The Robert Samuels-coached unit beat Barbados by 39 runs at Chedwin Park in their final preliminary round fixture. The result put them second in the seven-team standings. They will play defending champions Guyana in the final which has been switched from Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth to Manchester High.Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jamaica first posted a competitive 251 for eight off their 50 overs.Leonardo Friginette, who top-scored for Jamaica in their previous win against the Leewards again came good with the bat as he scored 76.This included three fours and three sixes off 89 balls during a two hours and 10 minutes stay at the crease.He was supported by opener Abhijai Mansingh, who scored a 100-ball 58 to follow up his fifty against the Leewards, and hometown boy Ramone Francis, who made 25.Fast bowler Keon Harding, three for 31, claimed most wickets.bowled outBarbados, in their response, were then bowled out for 212 with three overs to spare.Miguel Smith, three for 25, off-spinner Michael Frew, three for 29, and in-form fast bowler Odean Smith, two for 69, led the way for the home team.In another match, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica’s main challengers for a place in the final, were stopped in their tracks by rain.Their contest against the Leeward Islands at Ewarton Recreational Park was abandoned after a wet wicket caused by rain during the lunch interval prevented them from replying to a target of 236. Trinidad had entered the final round of matches in second position.The day’s other fixture between leaders Guyana and Canada at Manchester High saw the former coming out on top by four wickets.Canada first made 138 off 34.1 overs before Guyana responded with 142 for six off 27.2 overs.last_img read more

Husbands set for third

first_imgTORONTO, Canada (CMC):Seven-time Woodbine champion Patrick Husbands continued to ensure daylight between himself and Alan Garcia by riding a handsome brace at the renowned Toronto oval here Wednesday.The 42-year-old captured race two with favourite Six Inch Heels before also taking race six with 5-1 bet Kingsport on the eight-race mid-week card.With the success, Husbands strengthened his hold on third spot in the Woodbine jockey standings with 113 wins, 21 clear of Garcia who lies fourth on 92.Meanwhile, Brazilian Eurico Rosa da Silva continued to close in on his second Woodbine title with 191 wins, well clear now of main challenger Mexican Luis Contreras, who is second on 172.Husbands opened his account over seven furlongs when he steered Six Inch Heels to a solid 2-1/2 length victory over the three-year-old and upward maiden fillies and mares.Six Inch Heel found herself locked in a three-way tussle through the half run in 46.97 seconds as Amie’s Angel and La Gran Emily all disputed the lead.Swinging for home, Husband managed to get the three-year-old bay filly clear and she persisted to reach the wire under little pressure in the end.In race six, Husbands produced a stalking ride aboard the three-year-old colt Kingsport to beat the three-year-olds and upward by a length.The Woodbine season wraps on Sunday.last_img read more

Morado: PVL crown weighs more than finals MVP award

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team With the conference done, Morado set her sights on the upcoming Asian Games in August with the national team.Morado said they had to block out any distraction, including national team talks, during training to focus on getting a championship in the PVL. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLifting her first finals Most Valuable Player in the Premier Volleyball League, Creamline setter Jia Morado knew it was all worth it.Morado tallied two points and 29 excellent sets in Game two of their finals showdown against Paymaya.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The former Ateneo Lady Eagle said the Finals MVP award was only a bonus compared to Cool Smashers’ first PVL title.“For me, I felt the championship was heavier compared to the MVP award,” Morado said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’She credited the Cool Smashers’ defense for giving her opportunities to set up the spikers.“I couldn’t have done my job if it weren’t for my teammates. They always get the first ball and they make it so easy for me to get the ball,” Morado said. View comments Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football ‘heroes’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Jagdeo appeals to Diaspora to protect Guyana’s democracy

first_img…as International Centre for Democracy opensFormer President Bharrat Jagdeo has made an appeal to the diaspora in the United States to help Guyana protect its democracy and the separation of powers locally.He has since made a made a direct appeal to the International Center for Democracy (ICD) – on Friday evening at the Russon on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, and Howard Beach, New York where he was invited as guest Speaker.The former Guyanese President was at the time speaking at the launch of the International Centre for Democracy, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which is seeking to promote and implement programs, sustain and strengthen freedom and democracy, empower vulnerable groups to effectively participate in national and regional development, end hunger and poverty, and establish social justice as non-negotiable national goals and obligations.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the gathering on Friday evening at the Russon on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, and Howard Beach, New YorkSpeaking to the large gathering of members of the diaspora, the former President appealed for supporters to lobby leaders in the diaspora to guard and safeguard democracy in Guyana.“We have a lot of leaders in the United States… Please use your influence to lobby them to protect democracy in Guyana and in other countries,” according to the Former President.He told those in the diaspora, “I want to ask all to help us in Guyana to build democracy and protect the separation of power… Get involved.”The former President, addressing the launching, used the occasion to also remind of the need for “far-reaching constitutional changes.”According to the former President, “The Ethnic Relations Commission is not functioning.”He has also accused the newly formed Social Cohesion Ministry of being used in a partisan manner, “and dividing our people.”Jagdeo was adamant this Government is only focusing on oil to be the solution for Guyana. But he said, “Oil can be a blessing or a curse… Oil can cause runaway price increase for the poor.” Jagdeo added, “There is no fairness any-more.”last_img read more

Vandals hit parking meters in Fort St. John

first_imgFort St. John RCMP are searching for an unknown number of suspects after several parking meters were vandalized in the city.Police say that over the past few nights, more than 50 parking meters have been broken and smashed. The majority of the damaged meters are on 100 Ave.- Advertisement -They say it appears that the meters were hit with an object and some of the parking meter tops were actually ripped off.They also say the City is involved in the investigation since it is ultimately responsible for replacing any damaged meters.Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140.last_img read more

Canada Post phasing out door-to-door delivery in Fort. St. John

first_imgThe toll-free number to call if you’re concerned or have question specifically related to a community mailbox system is 1 844 454 3009.Losier says the cost of home delivery for the crown corporation is $298 per address each year – compared to $116 per address each year through the community mailbox system.Losier goes on to explain how a lack of Canada Post staff in the north sometimes results is less than perfect delivery in Fort St. John, however this new format should help mitigate the situation.“One of the things that this is going to enable us to do is really ensure a regular mail service to the area,” says Losier.Advertisement Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier says this decision to shift into a community mailbox format will affect approximately 5,409 residential and business complexes in the energetic city.“There will be a few, because their volume of mail would not fit in community mailboxes, they will continue to have a different type of service as a commercial customer,” says Losier.If your home or business is part of this shift, you should be expecting an information package any day now, and according to Losier, part of the package is a survey that allows customers to help dictate how these community mailboxes will be implemented.- Advertisement -“The survey for us is a way to better understand each neighbourhood and understand the concerns,” explains Losier.In fact, Losier says Canada Post has set-up a toll-free number for the direct purpose of understanding each individual’s concern.“If somebody in Fort St. John is not sure that they can go to a community mailbox to pick up their mail, whether it’s in the winter time – because you winters start in September – or just throughout the year…there’s a 1 844 number…and they get escalated to an accommodation team who will work with each and everyone of them to find what’s the best solution for you.”Advertisement This measure is also being put in place to offset the chance of Canada Post running a deficit and becoming a burden for taxpayers, as traditional letters had previously accounted for 50 per cent of Canada Post’s revenue – something that has almost become obsolete in the digital era.The community mailbox delivery system has already been implemented for approximately 1 million addresses in 60 different communities across Canada, according to Losier.Loiser say approximately one third of their customers, or 5 million addresses, still receive door-to-door delivery, but their goal is to have a community mailbox system implemented across Canada in the near-future.last_img read more

New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Shane Berg, deputy chief forester announced that effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres.“The Fort Nelson TSA contains a vast area of mature deciduous stands,” said Berg. “I am confident that my decision will encourage forestry opportunities for First Nations and other operators while maintaining responsible management of biodiversity objectives.”The new AAC is a 59 percent increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes partitions to encourage an expansion of forestry opportunities in the northwest portion of the TSA and promote a return to harvesting the deciduous timber profile.- Advertisement -The new cut level includes three partitions:200,000 cubic metres to be harvested from the northwest portion of the TSA;1,469,410 cubic metres from the deciduous volume in the rest of the TSA; and912,940 cubic metres from the coniferous volume in the rest of the TSA.The Fort Nelson TSA covers nearly 9.9 million hectares in the northeast corner of the province, with almost 631,000 hectares available for timber harvesting.According to the government, wildlife in the TSA, including boreal caribou, northern caribou and Stone’s sheep, are protected by ungulate winter ranges and wildlife habitat areas. In addition, the western portion of the TSA overlaps with the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, which supports a diverse range of large mammals. The Fort Nelson TSA does not include southern mountain caribou.Advertisement Fort Nelson is the major community in the TSA and there are a number of smaller settlements adjacent to the Alaska Highway, including Prophet River, Toad River, Muncho Lake, Lower Post, Coal River and Fireside.The dominant tree species are aspen, white spruce and pine.Nine First Nations reside in, or have traditional territory within, the Fort Nelson TSA, including Fort Nelson First Nation, Prophet River First Nation, Dene Tha’ First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Daylu Dena Council represented by Kaska-Dena Council, Liard First Nation and the Tahltan Nation.last_img read more