Washington Retail Association Member Madelin White Receives National Honor

first_imgFacebook398Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Retail AssociationWashington Retail Association (WRA) board member Madelin White was honored in Washington, D.C. with a national honor as one of America’s Retail Champions. The National Retail Federation extended the honor to just a few nominees nationwide.Madelin White is not only a successful business women and advocate for other small business, but she is dedicated to giving back and helping others feel good about themselves. Photo courtesy: Washington Retails AssociationWhile in D.C., Madelin was invited to attend a Small Business Retail Council meeting and advocated on behalf of retailers with some of Washington’s Congressional delegation and with Mark Johnson, Senior VP of Government Affairs.Madelin also attended a recognition dinner with other similar honorees.The award recognizes Main Street business owners who have demonstrated community leadership as strong retail industry advocates. Madelin has owned Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs and Day Spa in Lacey for more than 40 years and has served in various leadership roles on WRA’s board of directors for 21 years. She is the winner of several local and national awards for leadership and volunteer work.In nominating Madelin for her latest honor, WRA highlighted a few of her key contributions including a long-lasting commitment to advocacy for small businesses and toward cancer patients. In Madelin’s 26 years helping cancer patients rebuild their self-esteem with her Look Good, Feel Better course, she has traveled throughout the Puget Sound region and Alaska, Oregon and Montana as a volunteer. Last year, the American Cancer Society honored Madelin with an award for her service to cancer patients.Among Madelin’s other honors is the Thurston County Economic Development Council’s 2015 Business of the Year.last_img read more

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The canarinha sex kit: “I end your media life”

first_imgWhat had to be a relatively calm concentration began to get complicated in the final flicks of the spring of 2002. The Brazilian team was concentrated in Kuala Lumpur to prepare for the World Cup in Korea and Japan when The Brazilian newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo published that the Canarinha players received a “sex kit”, a selection of adult magazines to make the concentration that would last almost two months more bearable.That package, as published by O Estado de Sao Paulo, was not delivered to all players. On the excluded list, as ESPN recalls, There was Kaka, just 20 years old and an evangelical who always tried to “avoid temptations” and even admits to having arrived at marriage as a virgin.As soon as the news appeared, Scolari, the coach, soon confronted the press directly. “I did not allow the distribution of pornographic magazines. You want a mess but you are not going to make it. If I want, I end your coverage here. Do you want to see it ?, shall we bet? In a minute I can do it, “said the coach. This row to the journalists generated another one with the press chief, Rodrigo Paiva, to whom he said that he was not capable of “hiding anything”. “Look, Felipe, while you almost beat the journalists, I was doing what to do, preparing an official denial “, Paiva replied, asking him to leave this type of confrontation to him.The CBF denied it and Scolari himself organized a meeting ‘off the record’ with the press to ensure that this kit did not exist. But the truth is another, according to ESPN, it is not known if before or after this fight, the players and the coach reached an agreement and Scolari did allow this “sex kit” on after-game breaks. More than one came in handy as Edilson recognized jokingly. “If Felipe doesn’t allow it, I will have to buy an inflatable doll.” The history on a purely sporting level is known. Brazil prevailed in the 2002 World Cup, beating Germany in the final and achieving its fifth title after a 52-day concentration that left anecdotes like this.last_img read more

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Lone gunman robs porter

first_imgForty-five-year-old Eckmond Pounder, a porter of Lot 53 Fourth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, was on Tuesday morning relieved of his personal belongings by a lone gunman who entered his home. According to information received, Pounder was at home when he was confronted by the perpetrator who was wearing a white jersey and a blue pair of jeans. At the time, he was brandishing a black handgun.However, the lone gunman demanded the victim hand over his laptop computer, mobile phone and money. Out of fear for his life, the victim complied and handed over the computer; but not satisfied, the perpetrator snatched the victim’s mobile phone from his hands, after which he pushed his hands into the man’s pocket and relieved him of a $1000.After taking the items, the gunman assaulted the victim, causing injuries to his left eye. After the ordeal, the suspect exited the house and made good his escape. A report was lodged at the Alberttown Police Station and the victim was taken to seek medical attention. He was subsequently treated and set away.The Police have since questioned several persons in the area.Up to press time, no arrests were made.last_img read more

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56 trainees to graduate from 2-week aquaculture course

first_img…course funded by ChinaFifty-six trainees who are currently participating in the Overseas Training Course on Aquaculture were given a first-hand look at field operations, during a tour of the Sweet Water Aqua Farm at Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The participants include persons from the Private Sector, Government, civil society and the security services.The course, which began on November 28 and ends on December 11, saw the participants undergoing training in the care of freshwater fish, production systems, and feeding and harvesting.According to Fisheries Officer Nakita Dookie, Wednesday’s visit affordedAquaculture trainees tour Sweet Water Aqua Farm, Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demeraraparticipants the opportunity to handle the fish and identified them by gender.“Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector within the international economy, FAO [Food and Agriculture Organisation] estimates that by 2050 fish harvested from aquaculture farms will make up more than 50 per cent of the market,” Dookie is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying. Aquaculture products are currently not exported; however, according to the Fisheries Officer, tremendous growth in this sector is expected. “Guyana has species that can be expanded upon … farmers are very enthusiastic about farming new species.”last_img read more

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Teen tolerates calls for governor

first_imgA high school student got a taste of what it’s like to be Michigan’s governor – and didn’t find it too appealing. A cell phone number Katie Kamar received about five months ago once belonged to Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The 18-year-old high school senior said she started getting about six calls a day for the governor. She told the Detroit Free Press her phone rang for Granholm at all hours. “It would be an honor to be governor, but people want to talk to you 24-7,” she said. “This experience hasn’t given me any political aspirations.” Kamar now gets one or two calls for the governor and says she will likely stick with the phone number. Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said Thursday that the governor was told by people trying to reach her that a young woman had her cell number. Granholm called the old number last weekend and left a voice mail, Boyd said. “The governor apologized for the numerous calls she was receiving,” Boyd said. “The governor also thanked her because she heard how courteous the young woman was on the phone.” Boyd said it’s not uncommon for Granholm to change her cell number. 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

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Manchester United star ruled OUT for the rest of the season

first_img1 Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a calf injury, manager Louis van Gaal said.The former Tottenham star has not played since suffering the injury against Manchester City on April 12.It was hoped that the midfielder would return, but he has no chance of featuring in the final three games of the season, the Dutchman has confirmed.“Carrick shall not play this season any more,” the United manager told a press conference.“We have to focus on next season for him.”Van Gaal revealed during the press conference that a number of his players are doubtful for Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace after a virus swept through the squad.“We have a virus in our dressing room,” Van Gaal said.“I have a little bit of pain in the throat. (James) Wilson also has had that for one week but is recovering now. Maybe he can be on the bench (at Palace).“A lot of players are suffering (from it).”The good news for Van Gaal is that defenders Jonny Evans (sciatica) and Marcos Rojo (adductor) are in contention for a place in the squad for the trip to London after overcoming their respective injury problems.“Rojo is coming back but (I may) put him on the bench or something like that,” Van Gaal said.“Evans is a candidate for the bench but he needs match rhythm.”last_img read more

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Reading 5-1 Ipswich Town: Orlando Sa hattrick sends Royals into Championship play-off places

first_img1 Orlando Sa Orlando Sa scored a hattrick to send Reading into the play-off places after beating Ipswich at the Madejski Stadium on Friday night.There were three goals in a breathless opening quarter of an hour as Sa scored twice either side of a Freddie Sears goal.Nick Blackman, who laid on two assists for Sa, turned goalscorer early in the second half before Sa completed his hattrick after the hour mark.Oliver Norwood then fired in a stunner in the 86th minute to seal the win in what was the Royals’ second of the season and brings them within a point of Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town in fourth.The home side began strongly and took the lead in the eighth minute as Blackman’s cross was thumped in off the head of Sa after neat work on the right flank.However, the scores were level nearly two minutes later as Ryan Fraser produced some clever footwork in the box before unleashing a curling effort which was palmed into the path of Sears, who turned the ball into the empty net.  The frantic start continued in the 13th minute as Sa bagged his second of the night when Reading broke from the edge of their box before reaching the Portuguese forward who fired his shot in off the post to restore the lead.Although there were no goals for the rest of the half, Sears missed an opportunity add to his first after beating the offside trap expertly but shooting over the bar from inside the six-yard box.After a quiet end to the first half, the game exploded back into life early in the second as Blackman emphatically blasted the ball into the roof of the net on the angle after 49 minutes.On 60 minutes, Ipswich almost pulled another back when Brett Pitman rose highest but his looping header rebounded off the bar.And how costly that miss proved as two minutes later Sa completed his hattrick after a dazzling Blackman run and pullback left an open net for the striker to tap into and put the game beyond the Tractor Boys.As the game looked like it was fading out, Norwood then plucked out a scorcher from 30 yards to confirm the crushing defeat.last_img read more

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Family’s grief spilling over stolen fountain

first_img“The emotional pain, of course, is just as bad as the financial pain,” Dahlquist said. “We had just gotten our family together Thanksgiving and had named some figures after some family who had died from cancer.” The Dahlquists have lost two sons, Michael, 38, and Tim, 35, and a sister-in-law, Cindy Baker, to cancer. Awaiting installation, the sculpture was in four sections. The one stolen was that of a young girl on a tree limb, her dog running after her, nipping at her heels. The little girl had been named for Baker and her dog, Daisy, who also has died. Dahlquist made a police report, which Los Angeles Police Detective Debra Kane said is being investigated. While the market for scrap copper has created a huge theft problem, bronze doesn’t carry the same value, she said. The family bought the house in August and has been refurbishing it before they move in. The sculpture had been chained to a cement anchor – but on Sunday morning when they came by the house, one section was gone. SUN VALLEY – In the dark of night, someone stole a bit of hope from Ron Dahlquist and his new neighbors. A section of huge bronze-sculpted fountain – dedicated to helping battle childhood cancer and recently purchased by Dahlquist – was taken over the weekend from the lawn of the Vine Valley Drive fixer-upper in Sun Valley he’s refurbishing. “It’s heart-piercing,” Dahlquist said Monday. “We were making it a family memorial for some of our children who died.” The fountain, worth about $20,000, is anchored in a whimsical setting, depicting six carefree children and two dogs locked in a squirt-gun battle in a creek bed. The background is a wooden fence the youngsters had been painting before dropping paint cans and brushes to play. There were two sets of shoeprints in the yard, Dahlquist said, and signs that the sculpture had been dragged by the thieves. The family spent Sunday circulating fliers in hopes someone will provide information. They’re offering a $1,000 reward. The bronze fountain was commissioned by a Santa Clarita furniture store, which relocated two years ago but now is closing its doors. The piece had been dedicated to the local Michael Hoefflin Foundation, formed to support childhood cancer research and to aid families of youngsters suffering from the disease. Coins tossed over the two years were donated to the charity, founded by Chris Hoefflin in memory of his 10-year-old son, who died in 1996 of cancer. When Dahlquist, a Hoefflin supporter, learned that the Homemakers furniture store was going out of business, he bought the fountain. He won’t say how much he paid, for fear the other pieces – now in storage – also will be snatched. The Dahlquist family planned to continue the tradition, collecting any coins passers-by might toss, along with their wishes, and sending them to the foundation. Neighbors loved the new lawn art, which now likely will be secured in the back yard, out of view. “I couldn’t let it go,” he said. “I put it out for people to see. I was trying to bring a little class to the area.” What Dahlquist doesn’t understand is how someone can enjoy a stolen art piece. “It’s just an indication of a sickness that is going around with criminals that are willing to steal something like this, a piece of art,” he said. “If it’s for personal use, how can they get any pleasure out of it? Are they going to put it in their yard and have their kids look at it?” pat.aidem@dailynews.com 661-257-5251160Want 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

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Mideast summit ends with signs of solidarity

first_imgOlmert, for his part, reiterated at a briefing with Israeli reporters that a peace deal could not be implemented until the violence against Israel from Gaza stops. A deal, he said, won’t be implemented until conditions crucial to Israel are met. Underscoring the importance of security, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tapped James L. Jones, a retired Marine Corps general and a former NATO commander, to serve as a special envoy for Middle East security, moving quickly to maintain momentum coming out of Annapolis. The job involves monitoring the development of Palestinian security services, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. One focus would be how those forces interact with neighboring security services, including Israeli authorities. White House press secretary Dana Perino said Bush wanted to meet with the leaders one last time Wednesday to encourage them to “go forth and work to make the peace” and to make clear he would be available to help. Bush also met briefly on Wednesday with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, now the Mideast envoy for the so-called Quartet of Mideast negotiators, the U.S., European Union, United Nations and Russia. Bush asked Abbas for the reaction from the region. But Perino said that neither Iran, which called the conference a failure, nor the demonstrations against the talks by tens of thousands of Hamas supporters in Gaza, came up. “President Abbas said that he believed, and the president agrees, that people are ready for peace and that it was received favorably, but they know that they have a lot of work to do,” Perino said. Bush and Abbas did discuss Hamas, though Perino would not reveal details. The militant Palestinian faction took power in the Gaza Strip in June, effectively splitting Palestinians between rule by Hamas in the tiny coastal territory and by Abbas’ Fatah party in the West Bank.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President Bush told the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday he is personally committed to their mission of peace, urging them to stick with it and not lose sight of their goal. Bush met separately with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the White House, and then with the two men jointly before the trio emerged for a presidential sendoff from the Rose Garden. The stagecraft capped three days of U.S.-sponsored diplomacy centered around an international Mideast peace conference held Tuesday in Annapolis, Md. “No matter how important yesterday was, it’s not nearly as important as tomorrow and the days beyond,” Bush said, with Olmert on one side and Abbas on the other. “I wouldn’t be standing here if I didn’t believe that peace was possible,” the president said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Bush administration pronounced itself pleased with the outcome of the conference. It drew 44 nations, including neighboring Arab states whose support is considered vital to any peace agreement. A joint understanding between the Israelis and Palestinians, in doubt until the last minute, was salvaged. And Abbas and Olmert reiterated their desire to reach a peace settlement by the end of next year. Abbas, speaking with reporters after the White House send-off, said Bush seemed determined to reach a peace treaty during his term. “We found him zealous in that direction,” he said. Abbas also said that while the agreement to resume talks was only the beginning of the process, the Palestinians “achieved what we came here for. We came here to start negotiations and we got that.” Abbas was asked whether he found Israel to be a serious peace partner. He laughed and said: “I am not going to judge their intentions. We say that we have a partner and we are ready to work with this partner to reach this treaty.” last_img read more

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Some Liverpool fans can’t believe people think Ramos and Varane are better than VVD

first_imgOn Saturday, Madrid were beaten 3-0 by Eibar in LaLiga, condemning new manager Santiago Solari to his first defeat in the hot seat.And straight away Liverpool supporters were registering their disbelief that anyone could ever think Ramos and Varane were any better than their Dutch defender, who has shone since his £75million move from Southampton.Eibar’s third goal reflected badly on both Real stars as they failed to get crucial challenges in before Kike Garcia slotted home.And you can see how Liverpool fans reacted to it on Twitter below… 1 RANKED Real Madrid are 3-0 down against Eibar, and yet people will tell you Ramos and Varane are better than Van Dijk— َ (@lfc_olsen) November 24, 2018 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ramos and Varane have conceded 18 goals in 13 games Van Dijk and Gomez have conceded 5 in 12 gamesDo the math https://t.co/ZI7B8T7V1F— BerrSerKEr (@TheDonsQuill) November 24, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Ramos and Varane together conceded 3 against mighty Eibar and some have the audacity to call them better than Van Dijk 😂😂— Ashvin Raj (@Ashvin11LFC) November 24, 2018 ADVICE Ramos and Varane once again showing how much better they are than Van Dijk 🤐— LR (@LeonRyanLFC) November 24, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Sergio Ramos looks dejected after Real Madrid concede against Eibar. center_img REVEALED Cristiano Ronaldo is the ONLY reason Van Dijk isn’t considered far and above Ramos and Varane.— Adam♦️ (@AdamHLFC_) November 24, 2018 The defensive errors that Ramos and Varane have made today, they’ve been making for the last few seasons. Don’t try telling me there is a better, more complete CB out there than Virgil Van Dijk. #EIBRMA #Eibar— Abu Hasnath (@abuhasnath_10) November 24, 2018 Latest Football Stories Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool fans are once again questioning those who believe Real Madrid stars Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are better than Virgil van Dijk.Ever since the Reds lost the Champions League final to Los Blancos in May, the club’s supporters appear to have had it in for their opponents that night. Varane has been vastly, vastly overrated.He’s NEVER ever better than Van Dijk or Laporte.— Bob (@TheScapegoat_) November 24, 2018 MONEY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Van dijk is better than varane and ramos combined ffs— Jordan (@Jordan_C31) November 24, 2018 huge blow shining Ramos and Varane better than van dijk and Gomez hahahahaha https://t.co/xDl4C0wuPO— ‎ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤً (@Ifcdan) November 24, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade People keep telling me that Varane and Ramos are better than Van Dijk.Imagine.— Liam Grimshaw (@LFCLiamGrimshaw) November 24, 2018 no dice Varane > Van Dijk uno Ramos > Van Dijk uno— 〽️ (@Riddock__) November 24, 2018last_img read more

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