Controversial Sanchez Penalty Takes Arsenal Into Top Four

first_imgArsenal have moved into the top four after star forward Alexis Sanchez scored a controversial stoppage time penalty to give the Gunners a 1-0 win at Burnley in a week 13 Premier League clash.The home side edged their visitors in a keenly contested first half but Arsene Wenger’s side returned after the break to seize control. Arsenal struggled to create clearcut openings despite their second half supremacy and the game was moving towards a 0-0 result until centre referee Lee Mason pointed to the spot in favour of the North London side.The impressive James Tarkowski was penalised for a push on Aaron Ramsey and the resulting penalty was dispatched by Alexis Sanchez to give his side just a second away win of the season.The last gasp win takes Arsenal above Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur into the top four in the interesting race for UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualification ahead of next season.In the earlier game, Charlie Austin scored twice as Southampton beat Everton 4-1 to pour further misery on the Toffees.Dusan Tadic’s opening goal for the home side was cancelled out by a fantastic strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson before Austin’s brace took the game away from the away side paving the way for club captain Steven Davis to wrap up the convincing win.RelatedPremier League Review: United Close Gap On City After Burnley Draw; Auba Debut Goal, Ramsey Hattrick Dominate Big Arsenal Win Over EvertonFebruary 4, 2018In “England”Sanchez Double Boosts Top Four Hopes For GunnersDecember 28, 2017In “England”Lacazette Double Lifts Arsenal Into Top SevenSeptember 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more


Leadership Thurston County Honors Class of 2016

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Leadership Thurston CountyLeadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to congratulate the 39 members of the Class of 2016. This is the 22nd LTC class, and over 600 graduates have completed the program since 1994.A recognition luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 8, at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Presented by TAGS Awards and Specialties, the event begins at 11:30 am and is part of the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum. Reservations are requested at or by calling 360.357.3362.Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) educational, non-profit organization. During the 10-month program, participants examine community issues, expand networks, and explore leadership opportunities.  For information, go to, or call 360-357-8515.LTC Class of 2016 GraduatesShari Aldrich, Body Mechanics School of Myotherapy & MessageSusan Bowe, Washington State Department of TransportationKelsey Browne, LOTT Clean Water AllianceAmanda Carroll, Tiburon SystemsDonovan Cathey, Tumwater Firefighters UnionMaria Chiechi, Adult Family Home CouncilSam Costello, Olympia Police DepartmentSteve Craig, City of TumwaterLeatta Dahlhoff, Washington Department of EcologyTina Davis, TwinStar Credit UnionJohn Duerr, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic RealtyShawna Dutton, Habitat for HumanityLen Faucher, Port of OlympiaAnthony Ford, Capitol City PressSytease Geib, Thurston County Chamber of CommerceJoy Gerchak, Intercity TransitKasandra Jaquez, Thurston First BankJoshua Johnson, Brown & CaldwellKaren Johnson, Sunset AirRon Jones, City of OlympiaMatthew Klifman, US BankJim Ladd, Evergreen Christian CommunityJennifer LamontMeryl Lipman, Local Public Relations ProfessionalJennifer Lord, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTanya Mote, South Puget Sound Community College FoundationTeri O’Neal, City of LaceySonia Ramirez, Yelm Municipal CourtRyan Reynolds, Weichert Realtors, Reynolds Real EstateChris Richardson, Chehalis Tribal EnterprisesScott Sawyer, SCJ AllianceTyler Schmitt, Puget Sound EnergyBarbara Soule, AAA Washington, Olympia OfficeMark Steepy, KPFF Consulting EngineersHeidi Thomsen, Thurston County Sheriff’s OfficeBridget Vidonne, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development CouncilDaniel Vining, Thurston First BankKyle Wiese, Thurston Economic Development CouncilKim Young, Wolf Haven Internationallast_img read more


Aeros rally for three third-period goals to edge B-Sens in Calder Cup opener Friday in Houston

first_imgIt took eight games but a team finally stopped the road warriors from Binghamton.Jed Ortmeyer scored twice as the Houston Aeros rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three third-period goals to edge the Binghamton Senators 3-1 in game one of the 2011 Calder Cup Finals Friday in the Lone Star State.The loss was the first for the Senators since game one of the division semi finals April 14 against Manchester Monarchs.The game was also the last time the B-Sens have been held to one goal.The teams played through a scoreless first period before Bobby Butler notched his 11th marker of the playoffs at 16:17 of the middle frame.Ortmeyer tied the contest early in the third before scoring the eventual game winner five minutes later.Warren Peters added an empty net goal to complete the scoring.Houston out shot the Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate 41-24, including 14-7 in the third period.Game two of the best-of-seven AHL Final goes tonight in Houston before the series shifts for games three and four Wednesday and Friday in Binghamton.Matt Hackett turned aside 23 of 24 shots to edge out Robin Lehner in the Sens nets.Nelson Minor Hockey product Geoff Kinrade, one of the keys to the Binghamton defence, finished the game with a minus-1 rating and no points. [email protected]last_img read more


Eureka Loggers one win from league title after blanking Arcata Tigers

first_imgArcata >> It’s so close they can almost taste it.The Eureka Loggers girls soccer team played stout defense and made the most of their opportunities on Wednesday to blank the Arcata Tigers 3-0 and clinch at least a tie for the Humboldt-Del Norte League championship.If Eureka (14-1-1 overall, 12-1 H-DN) defeats McKinleyville in its regular-season finale at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Eureka, the Loggers will claim the outright league title, dethroning the Tigers, who have won the last five league …last_img


Make healthy choices this winter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I love to write this column with a little bit of history, food, stats and a twist of humor. November is Diabetes month, so it’s going to be a little more serious. There are 30.2 million adults in the United States with diabetes. What’s shocking is that 23% of those 30 million don’t know they have it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks diabetes as the 7th leading cause of death in the county. Diabetes can lead to leg and foot amputations, blindness, kidney and heart disease. It’s important to stay on top of this chronic disease. Be sure your Doc includes a fasting glucose and A1C (which is a 3-month average of how well your glucose levels are controlled) with your next routine bloodwork.As a student dietitian, I learned all about the diabetic diet, complications, meds and ways to stay in control. Today, 30 years later there is a better understanding of this disease’s progression. Many improvements in diabetes detection and advances in controlling diabetes through meds and devices have been made. The diet for diabetes has also changed from counting exchanges to counting carbs. The constant has been exercise and a diet low in fat and moderate salt to help prevent all those ugly complications.The CDC states one of every 10 Americans has diabetes but if current trends continue by 2050 it will rise to 1 out of every 3. Wow! The reason being the increase in the aging population, increase in obesity along with improved testing methods are part of this scary climb in numbers. What can we do? First there are both controllable and uncontrollable factors. Of course, we can’t change our genetics but we are able to work on the influences we can control such as weight and inactivity.I’ve coached people with diabetes for over 25 years. Lifestyle changes are never easy. It was a lot easier to coach others. We would start small, with three reachable goals but it was up to them to plan, shop, eat and to get moving. Coaching my own family has been met with quite a bit more resistance and poor sportsmanship. Postseason baseball has dominated our TV lately. In the World Series of life, the Detwilers are up to bat. We are coming to the plate with a 2-0 count. Our glucose numbers are approaching diabetes diagnosis along with other strikes such as aging, family history and that dreaded number on the scale, as it approaches batting average Hall of Fame numbers. Please join us as we work on these 3 goals.Goal One: Visit your doc and get your numbers checked regularly. Fasting blood glucose and your A1C (aiming for under 6). Get to a healthy weight. This means aim as you close as you can to BMI of 25 or below. \Goal Two: Get moving! Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. No time for exercise start with no less than 10 minutes at a break or at lunch. I am very active but Paul’s activity is in the toilet! His new goal is to walk to the barn up and back, once daily which would take him about 20 minutes, giving him 100 minutes a week. Guess he’ll have to catch up on the weekends! As farms and machinery become more automated, this goal is becoming more important.Goal Three: Fill your plate with real food. Choose food with the least amount of processing, ingredients, fats, sugars, salt, additives and preservatives on the label. Shop around the perimeter of the store avoiding those tempting foods in bags, boxes and cans. Fill up your plate with lots of colorful fruits and veggies with a side of lean meats, low-fat dairy and wholegrains. Paul and I have a love affair with breads, starchy veggies, Doritos and sweets. This is going to be a challenge.In the Agriculture industry, our priority has been on our animals’ welfare, machinery condition and plant health. It’s time to make your own health a priority. To continue the sustainability of our industry, it starts with our own health. Take care of YOU.Eat Well & Healthy!Shelly Broccoli Mac and Cheese  6 oz. reduced-carb penne pasta(Dreamfield’s brand)3 cups small broccoli florets1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour1 3/4 cups fat-free milk3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese3/4 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon salt1 Tbsp. plain dry whole wheat bread crumbs  Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; transfer pasta and broccoli to a large bowl.Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, mustard, and salt, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.Pour the sauce over the pasta and broccoli in the bowl; toss to coat well. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top of the pasta mixture. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake until the edges are bubbly and the top is golden, about 25 minutes. Nutrition Per serving (1 cup): 310 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated, 0 g trans), 15 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 17 g protein. Hearty Ham and Potato Soup  2 cups small cauliflower florets (about 1/2 inch in diameter) 2 tablespoons water 4 oz extra-lean lower-sodium ham, chopped (3/4 cup) 2 tsp. canola oil 1 c chopped red sweet pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 3/4 c no-salt-added chicken broth 1/8-1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 12 – oz can evaporated fat-free milk 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup sliced green onions (4) 2 Tbsp. light butter or diet margarine 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage 2 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)  In a small microwave-safe bowl combine cauliflower and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) 3 to 5 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Cool slightly; drain. Place cooked cauliflower in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until pureed. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook ham in 1 teaspoon of the hot oil over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove ham; set aside.In the same large saucepan cook sweet pepper and garlic in the remaining 1 teaspoon hot oil 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes, broth, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender.In a small bowl combine evaporated milk and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Add to saucepan; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/4 cup of the green onions, the margarine, sage, ham, and pureed cauliflower. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes to heat through and allow flavors to blend. Serve topped with cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup green onions. Makes 4- 1 ½ c servings; Nutrition per serving: 296 cal., 11 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 33 mg chol., 623 mg sodium, 30 g carb. (3 g fiber, 16 g sugars), 20 g pro.  Carrot Cake 7/8 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice2 large egg whites1/4 cup eggbeaters3/8 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener3 tablespoons reduced fat margarine1/2 cup honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce3 tablespoons canola oil2 1/4 cups finely shredded carrot1/3 cup walnutsbutter flavored cooking spray  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.In small bowl whisk together egg whites and eggbeaters. Set aside.In large bowl beat Splenda Granulated Sweetener, margarine, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and canola oil. Mix in egg mixture, stir until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture, then carrots and walnuts.Pour into greased 8 cup loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, ice if desired. Makes 10 servingsNutritional information per serving: Calories: 190; Fat: 9 grams Fiber: 2 grams; Sodium: 270 mg; Protein: 4 grams; Carbs: 26 gramslast_img read more


Have You Or Someone You Know Ever Fake-Liked Something On Facebook?

first_imgdan lyons To help people avoid that situation, we’re working on a post that will help you figure out how to “memorialize” the account of someone who has died so that Facebook won’t keep surfacing their likes in your feed. Send Us Your ExamplesMeanwhile we’re looking for more examples of fake likes. Our writer, Bernard Meisler, put his story together by asking people he knew on Facebook to look out for fake likes and send him examples. Now we’d like to find even more. Apparently this is happening a lot, and nobody seems to know why.Facebook told us it must be people accidentally pressing a “like” button on their mobile app. But can there really be that many people pressing the wrong button, all the time?If you have a theory, we’re all ears.My Friend The Financial PlannerMeanwhile, everyone we talk to seems to have a story about fake likes. Just this morning when I came in to work I opened up Facebook and found this: UPDATED: This story has been updated to include comments from Facebook. See below.Our story about dead people liking stuff on Facebook really struck a nerve. For some people this phenomenon isn’t just strange — it is downright painful. Like this person who commented on Reddit: It’s a post that went out this morning from my friend and neighbor, Catherine Valega, touting a new “miracle weight loss” cure that can “burn unwanted fat around your belly in 14 days.”I got suspicious. First because Valega is teeny-tiny. She’s an avid runner and probably weighs 100 pounds soaking wet. She’s not someone I’d expect had ever used (or needed) a miracle weight loss cure.More important, Valega is a financial planner and a wealth management specialist who lives in an affluent suburb of Boston. She uses Facebook to promote her professional services and to build her personal brand. Most of her posts are about college saving, retirement planning, insurance coverage — useful stuff.So I didn’t think she’d be polluting her feed with crappy posts about belly fat reducers.And I was right. Valega had no idea this had gone out under her name until I snapped a screen grab and emailed it to her. She was appalled, and removed it from her feed.[UPDATE: Facebook points out that the example above originated on Twitter, not on Facebook, which means Facebook should not be blamed for it. Also: A Facebook spokesman says there are cases where someone has liked a brand but simply doesn’t remember doing it. In other cases it’s possible someone got confused and clicked on an icon believing they were “liking” one thing when actually they were liking something different. For example, you might click on an icon for what you think is a new DVD release when you are in fact liking the retailer that is promoting the DVD. Finally, there are cases of “click-jacking” where people believe they are clicking on, say, a button to play a video, when actually they are being tricked into liking a product. In those cases the like goes out into their feed without their knowledge or consent. However, Facebook has been making a big effort to fight click-jacking, and has been successful in stamping out most of it, the spokesman says.]A Problem For FacebookSure, in a way this is kind of funny, but it’s also kind of not. If you’re using Facebook in any kind of professional capacity, these fake likes could become a problem.Not just a problem for you, but for Facebook. Because if the new reality of Facebook is that you need to constantly check your profile and make sure stupid stuff isn’t going out under your name, people are going to start leaving.Valega wasn’t pleased by the belly fat thing, but she’s more worried about what might happen next. One of her friends who would never shop at Walmart just had a “like” for Walmart go out under her name.Valega’s business, Greenbridge Wealth Management, is bulit around not just financial planning but social responsibility, sustainability, environmental awareness and other progressive ideas. A fake-like for Walmart could actually hurt her image.“If Facebook shows people that I like Walmart, that’s a business buster,” Valega says. “No way would I like Walmart or invest in Walmart.”Risky For BusinessSo being on Facebook becomes a risk. And what’s the reward? Valega says she’s never found a new client via Facebook. She just uses the site as a way to build a presence online. But now she thinks Facebook is “on the way out.”So help us out. Has anyone you know ever fake-liked something on Facebook? Send us examples. Maybe we’ll get some answers from Facebook — or, even better, a resolution. Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#fake likes center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more


You Don’t Train a Dog Without Also Training the Owner

first_imgI once had a dog that was very energetic. I decided he needed training. The trainer insisted that I attend the training, something that was difficult for me to do at the time.You cannot have a dog trained for you. There are people who will train your dog, but once they return the dog to you, you will not have anything near the same level of obedience from your dog when compared to the trainer.If you ask the dog trainer why you have to be there when they train the dog, they may not tell you that they are really training you, but that is certainly what they are doing. The truth is that you are not very good with dogs.I am not comparing salespeople to dogs or sales managers to their owners. I am using this analogy to make a very simple, very important point about training and development. That point is that it is the person responsible for the behavior of those in their charge. If you train a salesforce and believe that this by itself will be enough to make a difference in your results, you are overestimating what training can accomplish. The results don’t come from the training; the results come from the execution after the training.After you have trained your team, the execution becomes the responsibility of the person who leads them, their sales manager. The sales manager is responsible for ensuring that what has been trained is executed. For many, this is a new set of more effective behaviors to replace older, less effective choices. This change of behaviors isn’t something that is easy to accomplish, nor does it happen overnight, making the sales manager the critical factor in any kind of real transformation or improvement (as if the role isn’t difficult enough already).When your sales managers aren’t involved in training with their teams, it’s a sign that the training isn’t going to produce the best possible results. More still, when the sales management team isn’t also trained, you are jeopardizing the future results that the training is supposed to produce.If your training isn’t producing the result you want, don’t look at the training, don’t look at the people being trained, look instead at their leaders. If they haven’t been trained to lead any transformation, you will have found the root cause. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


Bathroom bling

first_imgSicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak,Sicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak pit from Italian bathroom major Baldi is the latest in washroom luxury.If you are game for more, browse through French brand THG’s Prestige collection of faucets that are accented with a rich assortment of coloured stones like quartz rose, rock crystal, red jasper, black onyx, malachite, tiger eye and lapis lazuli.The Rug Collection from the same label has elaborate patterns created from glass tilesSays Jean Noel Edouard, head, product design, Nagina Waters, a Delhi-based luxury bathroom store that showcases high-end brands like THG, Capponi and Baldi, “India is a land that’s traditionally associated with ornamentation. So, going for bathroom fixtures and fittings that lack detailing or colour result in a bland, antiseptic look.” He adds that the bathroom decor needs to be perfectly calibrated to one’s needs and sensibilities rather than being a blind imitation of the reigning Western trend. It is no secret that adornments for washrooms are now being held in high regard. A host of materials ranging from Swarovski crystals and artistic mosaics to precious metal and semi-precious stones are now part of the luxury washroom repertoire.A mother-of-pearl-inlaid vanity from CapponiCashing on this new-found love for extravagant adornments is Italian mosaic brand Sicis, that has retail outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The label has launched butterfly-shaped mosaic art for bathrooms that impress with their eye-popping colours and shimmer. Nodding to an effervescent spirit, the line, titled Butterfly Mosaic Collection, is made of glass tesserae or pressed glass tile. Depending on the quality of design and installation, this range costs between Rs 3,800 and Rs 75,850. “Sicis gives the opportunity to experience the bathroom as a place of aesthetic and material well being,” says Andrea Azzarello, the brand’s spokesperson.Amethyst bathtub from BaldiThe new age bathroom materials take a cue from opulent decor schemes predominant in the rest of the house. Precious metals like gold and silver, now used in faucets and showerheads, reference accents in the living and bedrooms. Agrees Edouard of Nagina Waters: “Traditional notions of seclusion and privacy are slowly becoming obsolete. Guests are often given tours of designer bathrooms in this day and age.” To satiate a growing appetite for ornate finishes and textures, Nagina Waters has on offer gold, silver and even platinum leaf bathroom tiles from Italian brand Godiva Stone.Soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and soap dish from Baldi. Both Baldi and Capponi are retailed in India by Nagina Waters.Luxurious to touch and pleasing to the eye, Godiva Stone tiles are made of high-quality marble wrapped with a leaf of precious material. This leaf is applied on the tile by a manual process. For the truly inspired, customisation is taken to the next level with etchings on marble with decorative motifs, writings, logos and designs, as dictated by the patron.Indeed, the desire for one-of-a-kind washroom decor has paved the way for grander layouts and fancier materials. Staying true to the trend, interior designers too are pulling out all stops to offer an upscale product to their clients.A washroom created by La Sorogeeka has textured walls and a detailed chandelierA powder room created by Noida-based interior design outfit La Sorogeeka has its high ceiling embellished with white crystal, walls sporting crococeramic tiles with leather finish and a stone floor. Artists of the firm’s workshop have even created an engraved look for some of the walls. The final flourish is added by way of an exaggerated chandelier in black and white. “There’s a new approach to design now. And the powder room is a space showcased to all guests. It should be attention grabbing,” says Anjali Goel, CEO, La Sorogeeka.Gold-plated cotton ball holder from Bathline SensationsAccording to Varun Gupta, joint managing director, Bathline Sensations, a Delhi-based bathroom accessories label that dabbles in Swarovski crystals and metals like gold and silver, the aim is to raise the metal to the category of art. The Starlight Square series from its Acquaviva AG line creates a lavish look through its gold plated and Swarovski embedded gel dispensers, brush holders and cotton ball jars. To ensure a perfect finish, brass is coated with electrolyte, chrome and subsequently 24 carat gold or silver. Embellishments, clearly, have come of age in this country. With their glorious sheen and texture, state-of-the-art bathroom fixtures are now a must-have in every fashionable address.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more