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first_imgWith gas prices now more than $4 a gallon and increased concern about household budgets, climate change, energy conservation, and health, Intercity Transit, the event’s organizer, expects a good turnout this year.  “Owning and operating a car is expensive; traveling by bike is virtually free,” says Intercity Transit Authority Chair, Martin Thies.  “In a single act, you can reduce the energy you use, the money you spend, and your impact on the planet.”Participants simply register in April, ride their bicycles in May, and record their miles traveled. “Commute trips,” defined as trips to work, to school, and on errands by bicycle, count toward contest prizes.  Rides taken for recreation do not count, as the program rewards only trips that might otherwise be made by car.  To receive prizes, riders must return their completed mileage logs to Intercity Transit in early June.  Every participant receives a packet of valuable coupons from area retailers.  And many other prizes will be awarded in a number of categories based on individual and team participation. Earth Day Market Ride, Saturday, April 21, 9 – 11 am.  A neighborhood bicycle ride to the Olympia Farmers Market in downtown Olympia where Intercity Transit will host a table.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail dgreen@intercitytransit.com. Facebook4Tweet0Pin0BICYCLE COMMUTING GETS ROLLINGCommunity Event Provides Option to High Gas Prices “Bicycle commuting provides a built-in workout, saves on gas costs and automobile wear and tear, contributes to reducing air pollution, and supports individual and community health,” says the event’s coordinator, Duncan Green.  “It’s a win-win-win for the individual, the community and the planet.” Wrenchers Ball, Friday, April 27, bring your bike to the Olympia Transit Center, downtown Olympia between 7 am – 3 pm; pick it up by 5 pm.  This popular annual bicycle safety-check event returns with bicycle mechanic volunteers providing minor repairs and safety checks to anyone registered for the community’s Bicycle Commuter Contest.  Registration is available at the event.  Visit bccblog.com, call 360-705-5874, or e-mail dgreen@intercitytransit.com. The contest provides cycling tips and educational opportunities, a free bicycle safety check, and awards prizes and gifts to riders of all abilities and ages, thanks to generous donations from more than 50 sponsors and supporters.  Cyclists also submit feedback on cycling conditions of roads, bike lanes and bike paths throughout Thurston County.  Intercity Transit compiles this data and reports it to area jurisdictions, which consider the information when they make decisions about future bicycling infrastructure development.center_img For information about the Bicycle Commuter Contest and its related events, visit bccblog.com or contact Duncan Green, 360-705-5874, or Customer Service, 360-786-1881.  You can also get contest information materials at local bicycle shops.  Bike and Ride information is available in the agency’s Transit Guide, at the Olympia Transit Center, area Timberland Libraries and Safeway stores, or by contacting 360-786-1881, or www.intercitytransit.com. Bicycle Commuter Contest Related Events Event registration begins April 1 and costs $5 for adults.  Ages 18 and under register free.  And, new this year, all students register free.  Also new this year is online registration and payment at www.intercitytransit.com or www.bccblog.com.  Registration forms are also available at area bike shops and the Olympia Transit Center.  Organizers encourage teams to form and compete against each other for team prizes.  Registration closes May 11. Olympia/Thurston County WA –This spring, Intercity Transit’s month-long, nationally recognized Bicycle Commuter Contest hits its 25th year.  The monthly-long Bicycle Commuter Contest encourages new and veteran cyclists to ride to work, school, and on errands during May and rewards them with prizes, camaraderie, cash savings, and physical fitness.last_img read more

first_imgForgotten man. Ten months after a season-ending elbow reconstruction, Brazoban still hasn’t thrown off a mound and still isn’t close to returning. Club officials insist he is right on track in his recovery, and there is little reason to think that he isn’t. He is playing catch on flat ground and should begin throwing off a mound in the coming weeks. But given the fact Brazoban isn’t expected to be game ready until at least mid-April, and given the fact the Dodgers bullpen appears set even at this early stage of spring training, it is hard to imagine the right-hander and one-time flamethrower still occupies a prominent place on the organizational radar. “I’m not too worried, because the most important thing right now is that I just have to get better physically and continue my rehabilitation,” Brazoban said, with Dodgers public relations director Josh Rawitch translating. “It hasn’t been too tough. Obviously, I got hurt. But I’m just going to keep battling to get back, and hopefully I will be back pitching in an important role.” Brazoban, 26, saved 21 games for the Dodgers in 2005, breaking Steve Howe’s franchise rookie record while Eric Gagne missed most of the season with injuries. But Brazoban faltered down the stretch and was told less than a month into last season that he needed Tommy John surgery. That procedure normally takes about a year to come back from. Meanwhile, Takashi Saito has commandeered the closer’s role, Jonathan Broxton is the setup guy, and the bullpen appears to be full even if club officials decide to carry a 12-man pitching staff. Brazoban still has all his minor-league options left and thus probably is ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas when he is ready to pitch. But no one in the organization, including Brazoban himself, has thus far been willing to put a timetable on his return. It’s Lowe After hinting at such for days, manager Grady Little finally announced that right-hander Derek Lowe will be the Dodgers’ Opening Day starter on April 2 at Milwaukee, marking the third consecutive season Lowe has drawn the assignment. Still to be determined, though, is what order Brad Penny, Jason Schmidt and Randy Wolf fit into the second, third and fourth spots – and who of the seven-plus candidates will emerge to claim the vacant fifth spot. “We’re going to look at the matchups and all that,” Little said. “We started looking at that way back in December, as soon as we saw some sort of a roster that we might be dealing with. The objective right now is to get through spring training healthy. If (that happens), we have a good idea how we’re going to do it.” The likely scenario for the season-opening road trip is that Schmidt and Penny, in that order, will finish out the Milwaukee series. That would line up Penny to pitch the home opener on April 9 against Colorado because he went 5-0 against the Rockies last season. It also would leave Wolf, a lefty, to pitch the April 6 opener of a series in San Francisco, where the Giants will feature a lineup that is heavily left-handed. No preference Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who batted .300 in the leadoff spot last season, arrived in camp and promptly said he doesn’t care whether he bats first ahead of newly signed Juan Pierre or second behind him. “For me, it doesn’t matter as long as we’re winning,” Furcal said. “It doesn’t matter as long as I’m in the lineup.” Little is expected to reveal that alignment in the next day or two. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img VERO BEACH, Fla. – In the first two seasons after the Dodgers acquired him from the New York Yankees, Yhency Brazoban went from promising prospect to premature major leaguer to lights-out setup man to accidental closer. From there, though, all that promise seemed to dissolve into a miasma of ineffectiveness and, ultimately, injury. By Tuesday morning, when he sat before his locker wearing a too-tight T-shirt over what appeared to be an expanding midsection, Brazoban had devolved into a new role. last_img read more

first_imgArsenal have announced a deal for Japan forward Takuma Asano, who becomes Arsene Wenger’s second summer signing after Granit Xhaka.And the reaction has been mixed.With few familiar with the striker, some Gunners fans have been describing the deal as ‘nonsense’ while others have been asking ‘who?’So if you want to know a little more about Asano ahead of his north London arrival, check out the video above of the 21-year-old in action last season.last_img

first_imgThe Donegal Dublin Business Network members enjoyed a wine tasting and networking evening at the Magee store in Dublin on June 14th. The members gathered at the Magee flagship store on South Anne Street to taste and learn about wine with Tindal Wine Merchants.The stylish setting of Magee 1866, a luxury clothing brand with firm roots in Donegal, combined with a buzzing atmosphere was the ideal mix for networking, a key objective of DDBN. The Donegal Dublin Business Network was established in January 2017 with the view to encouraging Donegal business people based in Dublin to network, refer business and to share contacts with each other.Those interested in becoming members of the DDBN are advised to email donegaldublinbusinessnetwork@gmail.com or contact the group through LinkedIn and Twitter @DDBN2017. Visit www.donegaldublinbusinessnetwork.comAnne Harkin (Mason Hayes and Curran), Elaine Caffrey (Capita and Universal Floral Limited), Niamh Rodgers (Mason Hayes and Curran)John Gildea (Owens DDB), Conal Gallagher (Gallagher TV, Rathmines)Ciaran Doherty (Law Library), Damian O’Donohue (Magee 1866)Ronan Dillon (AbbVie), Charlotte Temple (Magee 1866) Pic Special: Donegal Dublin Business Network mix casual style and conversation at Magee 1866 was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessDDBNDonegal Dublin Business networkeventsmagee of donegalNetworkinglast_img read more

first_imgMake this summer go by in a whirl of fun and activity – find a great camp for your child at Pinehill Studios.It’s hard to believe, but that time of year is almost upon us again: in a matter of weeks, the children will be off school. With eight weeks to fill, many parents will be looking for some way to entertain their energetic tiny humans which doesn’t involve breaking the bank or indeed breaking a sweat as the constant refrain of ‘I’m bored’ threatens to reach saturation. To help alleviate parental stress and childish boredom, we have a variety of action-packed summer camps that are sure to entertain, amuse and tire out your little darlings over the upcoming holidays starting from 3rd of July until 18th of August.Incorporating singing, hip-hop dance, acting, fun, games, self-esteem and confidence-building in a non-competitive, fun-filled and safe environment, Pinehill Studios camps are suitable for both boys and girls aged between 4 to 12. No experience is required and often it is the shy child who finds their inner diva whilst hitting stage for the first time.Click on the photos here to see what fun week your kids will love the most!Children should bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. They should wear comfortable clothing such as leggings or tracksuit, and soft shoes or runners. The week-long courses cost €85 and run from 10am to 3pm. www.pinehillstudios.ieChildren currently registered with Pinehill Studios receive a €10 discount.  Sibling discounts also available. T & C’s apply *one discount per family. No such thing as boredom at a Pinehill Studios summer camp! was last modified: June 5th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:childrendancingPinehill Studiossummer camplast_img read more

first_imgPlease note that tomorrow (Saturday, June 25th) evenings Div. 1 clash  v neighbours Glenswilly has been postponed due to Donegal’s involvement in the Ulster semi-final on Sunday.ST EUNAN’S CLASH WITH GLENSWILLY POSTPONED was last modified: June 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please Email drumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)Fergus Cleary – Island Stories At the Balor Arts Centre Thurs 24th Jan @ 8:30pm Phone 074 9131840 for details. Through a series of wonderful tales, poems and songs, Fergus gives us an insight, both poignant and funny, into a forgotten way of life. One without electricity, or running water but full of character.Proceeds from the night are in aid of St Vincent De Paul Society and Good as New (operators of the Donegal Cancer Bus).Dance A dance will be held in the hall this Thurs 24th Jan from 9-12 midnight. Music by Kieran Mc Aree. Adm €7. Supper served, all welcomeSt. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues @8.30pm. Lotto results LD,LH,MH,WH. 5 MATCHED 2 Liam O Keeffe, Caroline woods ,Eileen Harkin, Convoy V. Deery, Jonathan Kelly Ballybofey Next weeks Jackpot €2600. Lotto’s available from all Committee Members and proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Club Membership is now due €30 per adult and €3 per child Registration will take place this Friday 25th Jan from 6-7pm for under age membersDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 25th Jan from 7:30-9:30pm.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 16th Jan 01, 03, 13, 17. No jackpot, 2 winners €50 each Noel Kelly, Drumkeen. Dennis O’ Donnell, Letterkenny. Next weeks jackpot €600. Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comLOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: January 20th, 2013 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), as part of a tri-state, five year, $17.5 million program funded by the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Funding is available to farmers installing conservation practices that benefit water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.This year, Ohio livestock producers will receive priority funding. Nutrient management practices that allow for proper storage, timing, and placement of nutrients, will help livestock producers comply with Ohio’s nutrient management laws. Ohio livestock producers located in the Western Lake Erie Basin interested in applying for technical and financial assistance to implement these practices should contact their local USDA Service Center. The application deadline is October 19, 2018.The Tri‐State Western Lake Erie Basin Phosphorus Reduction Initiative is a partnership effort that includes public, private and non‐profit organizations and is led in Ohio by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. These partner organizations assist with promoting conservation opportunities and monitoring the impact of these practices implemented through the initiative.For more information about conservation assistance available through the Tri‐State Western Lake Erie Basin Phosphorus Reduction Initiative, visit the Ohio USDA-NRCS website at www.oh.nrcs.usda.gov.last_img read more

first_imgBy Sarah PittmanIt has always been known that there is typically an increase in calories during the holidays, whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years. People like to celebrate with food and higher caloric drinks on special occasions. Which brings me to my next question: what are some healthy tips to fight the extra calories?Some research has been done on strategies to take charge of your plate at family holiday meals.  Harvard Medical School came out with some tips for holiday eating:Budget wiselyTake 10 before taking secondsDistance helps the heart stay healthyDon’t go out on an empty tankDrink to your healthAvoid alcohol on an empty stomachPut on your dancing (or walking) shoesMake room for veggiesBe buffet savvyDon’t shop hungryThe overall message from combined research articles revealed overall similarities, which include:Do not show up at a holiday party on an empty stomachGive your stomach time to assess if you are full Limit your alcohol intakeTake time in between getting seconds or thirdsAll in all, enjoy your holiday festivities while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

first_imgRead Next Fans packed the world’s largest indoor arena to the rafters and eclipsed the previous marks set in Games 5 and 6 as they witnessed Ginebra won its back-to-back titles.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeatFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGame 5, which ended in a Gin Kings victory over the Bolts, 85-74 on Sunday, drew 36,445 fans.However, Game 6 smashed that turnout, with 53,642 basketball aficionados trooping to Bocaue to gain the distinction of being the biggest crowd in PBA history. Meralco took that game at the expense of Ginebra, 98-91 on Wednesday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa READ: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6 That mark eclipsed the long standing record of 52,612 during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 PBA season, where the Manny Pacquiao-coached Kia bested Blackwater, before Ginebra turned back TNT in the main game.Turns out, all those marks pale in comparison to Friday’s playdate.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — For the third straight time, the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals broke the record books.Game 7 between Ginebra and Meralco on Friday once set a new league attendance record, attracting 54,086 fans to the Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more