Northwest Farm Credit Service Grant For International Mermaid Museum

first_imgFacebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryThe non-profit International Mermaid Museum was awarded a $1000 grant this week from Northwest Farm Credit Services headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Museum founder Kim Roberts said, “This grant is special since it will allow us to feature a display on oyster farming here on the Washington Coast. We will tie it back to the story of Ben-Varrey mermaids from Scotland.”The museum has a clear mission of teaching ocean ecology from seashore to sea floor immersed in mermaid mythology. Roberts said, “Our board of directors believes offering these lessons within the mythology of merfolk will allow the museum to engage all ages in a fun and unique manner. When you look around the world, virtually all seafaring nations have mermaid lore. This is one of those things that unites different cultures.”The museum’s grant application was sponsored by Stan and Jill Schwartz Farms in Reardan, Washington. A portion of the proceeds from spirits crafted by Ocean’s Daughter Distillery are donated to support the museum. The distillery will release a new whiskey made from Washington white winter wheat grown on the Schwartz farm later this year. Ben-Varrey is the name of their Irish cream liqueur.This is the first museum in the world dedicated to mermaids. It will be constructed on the grounds of Westport Winery Garden Resort on the Washington Coast. This is also home to Ocean’s Daughter Distillery.This is the second grant awarded to the museum. The first came from the Awesome Foundation in the amount of $750.Inquiries about making financial donations or items to include in the display are encouraged by emailing read more

JABA president turns spotlight on security

first_imgJamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) president, Mark Broomfield, has once again emphasised the importance of having security at community-hosted games, after a minor disturbance during game three of the WorldNet/Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) final series at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Arnett Gardens on Sunday.Bloomfield pointed to the stone-throwing incident in the semi-final between Upper Room and Majesty Gardens at the Majesty Gardens courts recently, which marred the competition, and after Sunday’s minor scuffle, he insists that security must be a priority to ensure the safety of all patrons.”We have had some good games, and the spectators behaved themselves generally in a good way,” Bloomfield said after Arnett wrapped up the best-of-five games series 3-0 on Sunday.”We only had one major incident and that was well publicised, and the sanctions have been dished out. Tonight (Sunday), we had a very large crowd. We had something that happened off court that did not involve fans or players. But we are reminded of the importance of having security to protect our players and our spectators,” he said.”These kind of community sports must have security on hand because we want to bring the basketball here, and we have to protect the spectators and other persons in the venue. We want to hold teams responsible for controlling their fans and also organisers to ensure security is on hand to protect both the players and ensure we can play the game and enjoy the game,” he added.MAKE-UP TOURNAMENTMeanwhile, after three seasons without the nation’s premier competition, the National Basketball League (NBL), Bloomfield promised that there will be a make-up (Confed) tournament before the 2015 season is out.However, the proposed confed tournament, which was set to get underway in August, has been pushed back to October due to lack of sponsorship, but the basketball boss said they are talking to interested parties.”This (SBC tournament) was supposed to get our NBL players warmed up for what we call a conference league. We wanted to start this league at the end of August, but the difficulty we have had in getting sponsorship has pushed back the competition, so we are looking toward October to have this confed (league), with six teams per group, with the top two going into a play-offs,” he stated.last_img read more

China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVC

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’center_img Chinese-Taipei will be locked in a bottom-four seed come the quarters as it slipped to 0-3.Wu Wei-Hua led Chinese-Taipei with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the second game, Korea remained undefeated after dealing Kazakhstan a quick defeat, 25-21, 26-24, 25-10, to improve to 3-0.Kim Yeon-koung had her highest-scoring game of the tournament with 18 points while Hwang Minkyoung added 12. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korea, though, lost Yang Hyojin after the 27-year-old injured her back during the game.Yekaterina Zhdanova had 12 points to lead the Kazakhs (2-1).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China has stopped its downward spiral in the qualifying stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after squeaking past Chinese-Taipei in five sets, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Monday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Captain Liu Meng Ya had 22 points to lead the Chinese as they improved to 1-2 while Jin Ye added 19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

RedHawks win it on buzzer-beater

first_imgPenno’s shot set off a wild – and premature – celebration by Miami’s players, coaches and fans who piled on top of each other at midcourt. But the game wasn’t over. Officials huddled at the scorer’s table for 10 minutes, trying to decide if more time should be put back on the clock. During the lengthy delay, players on both benches awaited word with a trip to the NCAA tournament hanging in the balance. N.C. State 72, Va. Tech 64: First-year coach Sidney Lowe, his red jacket and North Carolina State are headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Gavin Grant scored 20 points, Courtney Fells added 16 and the Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech on Saturday for their third upset in as many days at the league’s signature event. No. 8 North Carolina 71, Boston College 56: Brandan Wright scored 20 points and No. 8 North Carolina moved a step closer to its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in nine years with a victory over Boston College on Saturday. The Tar Heels, seeded No. 1 after sharing the ACC’s best regular-season record with Virginia, will face either No. 3 seed Virginia Tech or 10th-seeded North Carolina State in today’s championship game. No. 9 Georgetown 65, No. 13 Pittsburgh 42: John Thompson was barking calls at his Georgetown players, a dominant big man was leading the way and, just like the old days, the Hoyas were on top of the Big East. Roy Hibbert scored 14 of his 18 points in the ninth-ranked Hoyas’ big first half and Georgetown cruised past No. 13 Pittsburgh to win the Big East tournament Saturday night. No. 3 Wisconsin 53, Illinois 41:Alando Tucker showed why he is the Big Ten’s player of the year, setting the school’s career scoring record and finishing with 21 points to lead No. 3 Wisconsin past Illinois in the semifinals of the conference tournament Saturday. Kammron Taylor did his part, too, scoring all but two of his 16 points in the second half to help set up a championship matchup with No. 1 Ohio State, which beat Purdue 63-52 behind a superb effort from freshman center Greg Oden. No. 1 Ohio State 63, Purdue 52: Greg Oden put together a highlight package for NBA scouts and helped No. 1 Ohio State move to the finals of the Big Ten tournament and a step closer to a top seed in the NCAA tournament. Oden had 17 points, a tournament-record 19 rebounds and four blocks Saturday and the Buckeyes (29-3) pulled away late from scrappy Purdue for the victory. No. 15 Texas 69, Oklahoma State 64: Kevin Durant already has put together the most impressive freshman season in Big 12 history. With one more victory, it’ll be a championship season, too. Durant had 26 points and hit the decisive 3-pointer in the final minute to help No. 15 Texas hold off the Cowboys Saturday in a Big 12 semifinal. Texas will play No. 2 Kansas on today for the tournament title. The Longhorns lost 90-86 at Kansas on March 3 in the teams’ regular-season meeting. No. 2 Kansas 67, Kansas St. 61: No matter the location, no matter the style, No. 2 Kansas keeps showing it’s the premier basketball program in the state. Mario Chalmers scored 16 points and the Jayhawks held off a second-half charge from Kansas State to win Saturday and advance to the Big 12 championship game. Kansas (29-4) won for the 35th time in its last 36 games against Kansas State, and this victory came as the teams met for only the second time outside of Kansas City, Mo., or their home state. No. 5 Memphis 71, Houston 59: The fifth-ranked Memphis Tigers rolled into the NCAA tournament in style. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Antonio Anderson each scored 17 points and the Tigers extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 straight, beating Houston on Saturday to wrap up their second straight Conference USA tournament championship. No. 25 UNLV 78, No. 23 Brigham Young 70: The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels raced into their first NCAA tournament in seven years Saturday night, rallying to beat No. 23 BYU 78-70 in the Mountain West championship. Michael Umeh scored 18 points and Wink Adams 15 as the Rebels overcame an early double-digit deficit against the top-seeded Cougars, who got 34 points from Keena Young. Arkansas 81, Mississippi State 72: Gary Ervin, playing against his former team, scored 15 points and Charles Thomas added a double-double to lead Arkansas past Mississippi State on Saturday and into the SEC tournament championship game. Thomas had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Sonny Weems also had 18 points for Arkansas. No. 6 Florida 80, Mississippi 59: Florida is one win away from a three-peat at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Corey Brewer scored 22 points, Lee Humphrey added 17 and the sixth-ranked Gators put on another dominating display to beat Mississippi 80-59 in the SEC semifinals Saturday. Defending national champion Florida (28-5) jumped out to a quick 13-2 lead and was never seriously challenged by the Rebels (20-12), who might have cost themselves a chance to slip into the NCAA field. ACCBig East Big TenBig 12Conf. USA Mountain WestSECWACNew Mexico St. 72, Utah State 70: Justin Hawkins scored 20 points and Elijah Ingram had 18 points, including four rainbow 3-pointers, to lead New Mexico State to a win over Utah State in the Western Athletic Conference title game on Saturday night and a berth in the NCAAs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Akron coach Keith Dambrot and Miami’s Charlie Coles shook hands, and MAC commissioner Rick Chryst came onto the floor to help sort out the mess as the crowd booed, wondering what was going on. At one point, Coles walked around the floor asking anyone he could, “Did we win?” Eventually, 0.6 seconds were put back on the clock, giving Akron one last chance. But an inbounds pass intended for reserve Nick Goddard went out bounds, and when the referees waved the game was official. Miami celebrated again as Akron’s players walked off in disbelief and tears. “I wish I could say I called that bank,” Penno said. “But it was a gift from God.” center_img Doug Penno banked Miami of Ohio into the NCAA tournament – not before a wild twist at the end. With a hand in his face, the RedHawks guard made a controversial 3-pointer off the glass as the horn sounded to give Miami a stunning 53-52 win over Akron in the championship of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Saturday. last_img read more

Chapa Dimba Group matches head to Coast

first_imgBoth the boys and girls’ teams will play their group stage matches with group winners proceeding to the regional knockout phase. After the regional knockouts, qualifying teams will move on to the regional finals and finally the grand finale set for July 2019 in Meru.“We are ready to kick off our preliminary matches this weekend in the North Coast region. We have also seen teams training hard for the tournament and we expect interesting football this season,” said Michael Karanja, Chapa Dimba Coast Regional Coordinator.Already, Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western region have picked the tickets to the national finals while Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens will also represent Nyanza region in the national finals.The competition moves to Kitui Showground on 9th and 10th for the Eastern regional finals and will then proceed to Rift Valley, Coast, North Eastern, Central and Nairobi before it culminates into the National finals in Meru.The tournament aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propelling gifted players to the national team. 1,600 teams from all over the country registered.Shares(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) SharesLaLiga Global Head Marketing and Partnership Gregory Bolle (Left), in company of Football Kenya Federation Chairman Nick Mwendwa and Safaricom Director Financial Services Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, vibrantly share their enthusiasm in celebration of the official launch of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – The second edition of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom youth football tournament continues to gather steam with the group stage matches set to roll over to the Coast region this weekend with over 80 teams set to participate.The matches will be played at different venues in Malindi, Tana River and Kilifi forming part of the North Coast region. Over 50 other teams from South Coast region will kick off their games the following weekend.last_img read more

Everton and Wolves get huge transfer boost as attacker’s contract talks stall

first_imgPremier League duo Everton and Wolves have received a huge boost in their bids to sign Yacine Brahimi from Porto, according to A Bola.The Algerian attacking midfielder has so far refused to sign a new contract with the Portuguese giants, amid interest from other clubs around Europe, and is reportedly now unlikely to do so at all. getty tense Both Everton and Wolves were keeping close tabs on Brahimi in the summer and could be poised to reignite their interest in the January transfer window.However the Premier League duo could hold off until next summer when Brahimi’s contract at Porto expires, with the midfielder unlikely to agree a new deal.Porto are growing increasingly frustrated with the Algeria international’s refusal to sign, with the report further stating that they could indeed withdraw their latest contract offer. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED silverware shining REAL DEAL deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED no dice Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker 1 Latest Premier League News Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Porto and Algeria star Yacine Brahimi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

Public-safety plan advances

first_imgEfforts to consolidate hundreds of public-safety officers under a single department gained momentum Monday when a City Council committee approved a plan to give the new agency more civilian oversight. Still needing action from the full City Council, the plan would put almost 400 officers for city libraries, parks, the Convention Center, the L.A. Zoo, the El Pueblo Historic Monument and some other areas under a single Office of Public Safety. East San Fernando Valley Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who has spearheaded the effort, said she wants to replace a cumbersome, noncommunicative setup, which some call “the Tower of Babel,” with a coordinated effort. “Under the existing system, we are inefficient,” she said. After concerns were raised by groups including the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, city officials revamped the plan to include a civilian oversight commission and a role for the Police Commission’s inspector general in reviewing complaints and use-of-force incidents. Councilman Jack Weiss, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, called for even more involvement by the Police Commission, adding that civilian oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department has a longer history than oversight of security provided by the other city departments. LAPD personnel will train the 400 public-safety officers, some of whom carry guns, and work with them from time to time on overlapping cases. The panel heard from several public-safety officers who largely support the consolidation, though some concerns remain. “The park rangers are ready and willing to move into this new office,” said Joe Tafoya of the Los Angeles City Park Rangers. The park rangers are eager for an answer because some ranger positions have been left unfilled while consolidation is debated, Tafoya said. “We’re not fielding proper deployment now, (and) our parks are suffering,” he said. Two community residents told the panel they fear skilled rangers would be moved out of their current park postings in a reorganization, but Tafoya said there would be no such redeployment. The strongest opposition came from the Los Angeles General Services Police Officers Association, a group of about 26 officers trying to break away from their current union representation. The association, which has hired former City Councilman Richard Alatorre as an adviser, feels it has been left out of the process, said leader Donald A. Taylor. The group wants to be sure its members, whose duties include providing government security services, are treated like other law enforcement officers, Taylor said. One area of concern for Taylor’s group is a provision that would prohibit Office of Public Safety personnel from engaging in vehicle pursuits. “The pursuit policy is ludicrous,” Taylor said. The LAPD has expressed concern about allowing security officers to engage in pursuits, which are inherently dangerous and should be limited in general, said Cmdr. Mike Bostic. The LAPD and city officials will likely discuss the matter before the plan goes to the City Council, Bostic said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 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

Ingle Named Bulldog Student-Athlete Of The Week

first_imgIngle averaged 9.0 points, 11.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds in 31.0 minutes in the wins. She dished out a career-tying 15 assists in the big win over Missouri State. It is the fourth time in her career she has had 15 assists in a game, which is tied for the third most in a game in Drake history. In the win over Wichita State, she scored 12 points and handed out eight assists. This season, Ingle is averaging 8.5 assists per game to rank second in the nation Caitlin Ingle, a senior from Runnells, Iowa., has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs.Ingle, a guard on the Drake women’s basketball team, helped lead the team to a pair of wins over Wichita State and Missouri State to start the Missouri Valley Conference portion of its schedule. Ingle and the women’s basketball return to the Knapp Center this Friday to host Evansville at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version Academically, Ingle holds a 3.84 grade point average as a psychology major. This is the second Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week award for Ingle, who earned the honor back on Dec. 19. Ingle is second all-time in career assists at Drake with 644. She ranks third among active NCAA players and fourth all-time in MVC history in career assists.last_img read more


first_imgPupils with the helicopter at IllistrinA Donegal school still has its head in the clouds after a surprise visit by the Irish Coastguard – complete with helicopter! Scoil Naomh Fiachra in Illistrin are still recounting yesterday’s amazing events.Irish Coast Guard winchman and paramedic Mr Conal Mc Carron was delivering a talk to Ms Mc Claffertys and Mrs Ferrys first classes at the time. Irish coastguard member Conal McCarron gives one lucky pupil a lift!He gave the class advice about how to stay safe in the water and also told them what to do in the case of an emergency. The pupils were captivated by his knowledge and experience in both sea and cliff rescues. One child Fintan Hassan even had a chance to try out the harness.Mr Mc Carron had just finished a wonderful powerpoint presentation on their work when he received a call on his walkie talkie.Then out of nowhere they heard a helicopter hovering loudly above the school. The pupils could not believe their ears. There was much excitement.All 480 pupils rushed out to welcome the helicopter land at the school football pitch. The anticipation and excitement was compared to the visit of the Donegal football team players in 2012. The pilot and co-pilot for this rare visit were Mr Brendan Jackman and Mr Pauric Slattery.The winchman operator was Mr Michael Treacy and the winchman was Mr Darren Torpey.The crew invited all pupils on board the Sikorsky S92. All children had the opportunity to view the cockpit and look at the emergency equipment on board. They even got to jump out of the helicopter at the end! The crew were brilliant with the pupils and Mr Mc Carron along with the pilots and winchmen answered many questions.Dont look now but I think a helicopter has landed at out school!There are four Coast Guard helicopter bases in Ireland. These are located in Dublin, Waterford, Shannon and Sligo.The Coast Guard helicopters carry a crew of four, two pilots and two winchmen. The helicopter can go 200 miles off the coast at a speed of over 100mph. The crew were from the Sligo base. Mr Mc Carron organised this special surprise visit through the Irish Aviation Authority.Mr Conal Mc Carron has two sons in the school Óran and Alan. They were very proud to see their daddy become the school hero for the day. This is the Irish Coast Guards first Donegal school visit in a number of years. So Scoil Naomh Fiachra feels very privileged.Mr Feeney and the staff and pupils at Illistrin wish to thank the Irish Coast Guard for a great visit and for the fantastic work that they do in saving lives. This visit will be followed by a visit from the Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Gardaí as part of The Emergency Services Awareness month in first class.Irish Coastguard member and Letterkenny man Conal McCarron tells pupis about his exciting job.COASTGUARD SWOOP IN ON DONEGAL SCHOOL FOR SURPRISE VISIT! was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conal McCarronIllistrinIrish CiastguardScoil Naomh Fiachralast_img read more


first_imgThe Chairman of DLFM, Paddy Simpson expressed his disappointment at the decision of the BAI to award Highland Radio the broadcasting contract for North Donegal. “I and my fellow shareholders in DLFM are very disappointed with today’s decision by the BAI. DLFM put forward very strong proposals for a world class radio station which would have served the people of Donegal very well,” said Mr Simpson.“Our proposals were very inclusive of all the communities in Donegal and would have seen a new studio in Carndonagh as well as a studio in Letterkenny. We had exciting plans for new programme formats and new voices which regrettably will not now be brought to air. “I want to thank the DLFM team for their hard work and commitment and while equally disappointed, I know they will join with me in congratulating Highland Radio and wishing the station continued success.”DLFM was led by a consortium of experienced and successful Donegal business people. In addition to Paddy Simpson and Charlie Collins, shareholders in DLFM included Philip O’Doherty of E&I Engineering, Letterkenny businessmen Enda Nicholls of Arena 7 and Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear as well as Glenties man Brian McGill of the Harcourt Hotel; the Falcarragh-born publican Danny Doohan; former Mayor of Letterkenny and digital media expert Damien Blake and his wife Mary G. Blake, a teacher from Ballybofey. DISAPPOINTED RADIO CONSORTIUM BOSS WISHES HIGHLAND WELL was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghDLFMHighlandletterkennypaddy simpsonradiolast_img read more