Stokes Offered Presidency of South Puget Sound Community College

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeOLYMPIA — The Board of Trustees of South Puget Sound Community College voted to extend a job offer to Dr. Timothy Stokes to serve as the next president of the institution. The decision to extend the offer was reached after a unanimous vote during the Board’s Dec. 14 meeting.“Dr. Stokes has a tremendous history of academic, administrative and community involvement,” said Board of Trustees Chair Judy Blinn. “The Trustees are confident he would continue South Puget Sound Community College’s strong tradition of connection with the community.”Blinn praised the broad-based approach used to identify candidates. “Our process was inclusive, thorough and highly successful.  We are proud and extremely appreciative of all the campus and community involvement,” she said.Stokes currently serves as executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Tacoma Community College.  Prior to his tenure at Tacoma, Stokes served as vice president for Student Learning at Texas State Technical College and executive director of the Southwest Arkansas Technology Learning Center at Henderson State University. He holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, a M.A. in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Arkansas, and a B.A. in English from Lyon College. Stokes is active on numerous community and workforce development boards and has a history of ensuring alignment of institutional goals with regional economic development goals.Stokes would succeed current South Puget Sound Community College President Gerald Pumphrey, who will retire after more than 6 years at the college.last_img read more

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St Thomas top junior boxing champs

first_imgSt Thomas Boxing Club retained their hold on the Jamaica Boxing Board’s Youth and Junior Championships, when they came out ahead of five other gyms at the Stanley Couch Gym last Saturday night, with 12 points. Stanley Couch placed second with seven points, Savanna-la-mar had four points, Bruising Gym and Trench Town scored three each, Sugar Olympic picked up two points and Seaview Gym one point. The championship featured Junior boxers aged 14-15 and Youth Boxers 16 and 17 years. In the junior category, there was a lot of action and the St Thomas team, which is coached by AIBA 1-Star Judge Robert Napier, excelled. Lightweight Anthony Burke was their best boxer and in his bout against Shaquer Dobson from Sugar Olympic, he was dominant and won by TKO after only one minute and 56 seconds of the first round. He was voted the most outstanding junior boxer for this performance. His teammate, Reynaldo Roberts, also had a TKO victory over another boxer from Sugar Olympic Gym, Malachi Baker. The Youth division saw two excellent bouts. Menilik Russell from the Savanna-la-mar Gym won on points over Joshua Forrest Davidson from Seaview Gym, while Shavon Lindo from Bruising Gym, who is a technically sound boxer with a lot of promise, defeated Devenney Patterson from St Thomas on points. Russell was named the outstanding Youth Boxer. In other bouts, Joseph Russell defeated Michael McDonald on points. Shadine Nash defeated Kirkland Clarke on points, Javon Goldson scored a second round TKO victory over Rahmong Chung and Brandon Gordon from St Thomas scored a surprise victory over Daniel Hylton from Stanley Couch, who recently won a silver medal at a development tournament in Guyana.last_img read more

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UFC: Rival Cormier responds to Jones’ failed drug test

first_imgWhat’s in store for your animal sign this year Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies The news comes less than a month after he reclaimed the title from fierce adversary Daniel Cormier via a brutal knockout. The former champion recently spoke to MMAFighting about Jones’ most recent debacle.“It’s hard to find words to describe how I’m feeling right now,” he told the news outlet. “I’m disappointed to hear the news. It’s very emotional.”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’The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) made the news public on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) but urged the public to “let due process occur before drawing any conclusions about Mr. Jones.”Despite their differences, Cormier elected to let the investigation proceed before making his assumptions. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “We as athletes are entitled to due process, and I will refrain from saying much more until I know exactly what happened,” he said.Still, the 38-year-old former Olympian can’t help but dwell on the disappointing results of their match last July.“In my mind, on July 29, I competed and I lost. I thought Jon Jones was the better man that day,” he said. “I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t believe we are going through all of this again. We will see what happens next.”He also expressed gratitude to the fans who stuck with him during his tough times. “Thank you to all my fans who have supported me during this dark time. I love you all very much.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Daniel Cormier lands a solid right to the face of Jon Jones during their fight at UFC 182 in January.  AP FILE PHOTOUFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ return to glory was shortlived, as he reportedly tested positive for an anabolic steroid and would most likely receive yet another suspension.READ: UFC champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping testADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH volleybelles in semis, eye crucial win vs Vietnam OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View commentslast_img read more

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Cuttington Lecturer Set to Win Cape Mount Senatorial By-Election

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Victor Varney Watson, the presumed winner of Grand Cape Mount October 5 Senatorial By-Election. A lecturer at Cuttington University (CU), Victor Varney Watson, is set to win the just held senatorial by-election in Grand Cape Mount County ahead of the final official results that authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) would announce in two weeks’ time.Mr. Watson who ran on the ticket of the People’s Unification Party (PUP), one of parties to the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), is so far in the lead with 4,417 votes.The unofficial preliminary result was gathered from 103 of the 171 polling places across the county.Watson’s nearest contender, Simeone Taylor of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), has also obtained 3,013 votes, while Sando Wayne of the United People’s Party (UPP), Daba Varpilah of the former ruling Unity Party (UP), which is a member of the four collaborating political parties, obtained 1,802 and 1433 votes, respectively.Robertsport High School, one of the voting centers with very low turnoutThe three collaborating political parties in addition to the UP are the ANC, the All Liberian Party (ALP) and the Liberty Party (LP). They supported Mrs. Dabah Varpilah, even though Simeone Taylor of the ANC had already been registered and considered on the single ticket of the ANC.His attempt to withdraw from the race was denied by the NEC due to late application after the four collaborating political parties had agreed to support candidate Mrs. Varpilah.Meanwhile, Matthew Dablo of the Victory for Liberia Transformation (VOLT), obtained 1048 of the unofficial votes counted.Mr. Watson is said to have contested in three previous Legislative elections held in the county, but did not succeed. Now is his fourth time, the moment he is about to realize his dream of serving in a Legislative seat for his county.Even though the results so far posted at the 103 polling places will be part of the overall votes count by the NEC, they remained unofficial for now.Victor Watson hails from Cape Mount Electoral District #3, the home of the fallen Senator, Edward B. Dagoseh.Other contenders in the Senatorial By-Election were Kula Fofana, a former UP stalwart, who ran on the ticket of the Coalition for Liberia’s Transformation (CLTP), and is a lecturer at the Senje campus of the University of Liberia (UL), and Daoda V. Metzger, the lone independent candidate.Latia Town Voting CenterSenator Edward Dagoseh died at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK) on June 1, 2019 after a period of illness, so the October 5 By-Election was held to fill in the vacancy created by his demise.The late Dagoseh was among eight senators of UP, who were suspended for the role they played in the impeachment proceedings of former Associate Justice, Kabinah Ja’neh. He remained suspended until his death, though during his funeral, some of the UP executive committee members reinstated his membership to the party posthumously.He became a member of the Liberian Senate on January 16, 2012 and remained until his death on June 1, 2019.Meanwhile, Grand Cape Mount County Election Magistrate, David Armah, has informed the public that the tallying will continue in Robertsport today, October 8 for all of the polling places.High Voter Apathy As experienced in the recent by-elections held in Montserrado County and elsewhere, majority of  the eligible voters in Grand Cape Mount County deliberately refused to show up in their huge numbers to cast their ballots.The Daily Observer observed that there were no queues formed simply because voters trickled in ones and twos to vote.Polling staffs, including party agents, and independent candidate observers, could be seen chatting, virtually idling away the time as turn out was reported to have remained low throughout. the entire county.People not voting due to identity problem, othersA few cases of people not voting due to identity problems surfaced during the exercise.One of the cases was with a 28-year old woman, who showed up at the Islamic Model School down town Robertsport to vote, but was earlier denied on grounds that her Voter Registration Card was replaced during the replacement of VR cards period, though she said she never participated in such process.Musu Passawe said that she presiding officer earlier denied her at the Islamic Model School while her photo was identified and recognized on the Final Registration Roll (FRR).When engaged, the PO at the school, said he saw Musu VR card, and the photo on it matched with the photo on the FRR, but he could not allow her to vote, because he was told by his bosses not to do so.“She came here and we referred her to Robertsport High School. If she cannot vote there, then she should go to Latia,” the PO said.From the 2017 statistics of the NEC, Grand Cape Mount County has a total number of 65,800 registered voters, but it is doubted by many, who have followed the recent senatorial by-election in the county that half of the number will be accounted for in the official results to be announced by the Commission any time soon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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BC Solicitor General looks at Cell Phone Ban

first_imgBC’s new Solicitor-General says he will definitely look at a resolution from the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, to ban drivers from using cell phones in moving vehicles.The association passed a resolution this week, asking Victoria to change BC’s laws and for the ban to include hands-free-phones.Solicitor General Kash Heed says he’ll be reviewing the research but he wants input from all the stake-holders…. [asset|aid=1545|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=035456524c0f486735923d47d92e44ec-Heed-cellular_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Kelowna RCMP Superintendent, Bill McKinnon says, research shows cell phone use — whether hand –held or by headset — cuts a driver’s attention by roughly 50 per cent.last_img

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House votes to allow OPEC suit

first_imgBut the White House said President George W. Bush will be advised to veto the bill should it pass Congress because such suits could spawn retaliatory measures and “lead to oil supply disruptions and an escalation in the price of gasoline, natural gas, home heating oil.” global oil production.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Decrying near-record high gasoline prices, the House voted Tuesday to allow the government to sue OPEC over oil production quotas. The White House objected, saying that might disrupt supplies and lead to even higher costs at the pump. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is the cartel that accounts for 40 percent of the world’s oil production. “We don’t have to stand by and watch OPEC dictate the price of gas,” Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., the bill’s chief sponsor, declared, reflecting the frustration lawmakers have felt over their inability to address people’s worries about high summer fuel costs. The measure passed 345-72. A similar bill awaits action in the Senate. Separately, at a House hearing, lawmakers were told that crude oil prices have played a relatively minor role in the sharp increase in gasoline costs over the last three months, putting the blame on lower gasoline imports, refinery outages and continuing growth in demand from motorists. Gasoline prices “may ease somewhat,” Guy Caruso, chief of the Energy Department’s statistical agency, told the House Energy and Commerce investigations subcommittee. But he said pressure on gas prices will remain strong “with the hurricane season approaching, continued tight refinery conditions, low gas inventories and increased demand for summer travel.” Nevertheless, the House felt it was important to take on OPEC, whose member states last year agreed to cut production by 1.1 million barrels a day to counter what had been a buildup of world oil stocks. Conyers accused the OPEC engaging in a “price fixing conspiracy” that has “unfairly driven up the price” of crude oil and, in turn gasoline. His measure would change antitrust laws so that the Justice Department can sue OPEC member countries for price-fixing, and would remove the immunity given a sovereign state against such lawsuits. last_img read more

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DDTV: CELTIC BEAT HIBS IN FIRST GAME OF SPL

first_imgCeltic took all three points in their first Scottish Premier League game of the new season solid by beating Hibernian 2-0 at a Easter Road.Anthony Stokes capitalised on an error by Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack to fire Celtic in front after 14 minutes. Ki Sung-Yueng’s low left-foot strike doubled the visitors’ advantage after the break.Stack atoned for his earlier mistake when he saved Gary Hooper’s penalty but Hibs were rarely in the match.Watch video highlights by clicking play.DDTV: CELTIC BEAT HIBS IN FIRST GAME OF SPL was last modified: July 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) Tags:2-0CelticDDTVhibernianlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MECHANIC HELPS RAIKONNEN TO FORMULA ONE VICTORY

first_imgA CO DONEGAL mechanic has helped the Formula 1 driver, Kimi Raikonnen, to victory in the opening race of the year.John Carey, who grew up in Greencastle, looks after the engine for Raikonnen’s Lotus.“I’m out in Australia at the moment doing a bit of mechanicking for Lotus Formula 1,” he told BBC Radio Foyle. “We qualified quite low down, but we pushed on and worked very hard last night and ended up winning the race.”“It’s unbelievable,” he said.“Kimi Raikonnen is a hard-working bloke.“He puts every ounce of strength into driving the car hard, and obviously we do everything too, to make the car good and reliable for him.” John Carey first worked as a mechanic in Donegal, before moving to England, where he got involved in motor racing.“I basically worked up through the ladder through British Formula 3 and World Series Renault GP2, and eventually F1. Now I’m at the pinnacle!”His job during the week is to look after the car’s engine, water system, oil system, and auxiliaries – but he also has a job during the races.“I’m the front tyre warmer,” he said in the interview. “You might see me on the grid!”But, he added, working as a mechanic on Formula 1 is far from the champagne life it might appear. He works long hours, and not just in Australia.“Tomorrow I’m flying to Malaysia and then I’ll be starting it again, flat out, doing it again, seven in the morning to nine or ten at night for the next week. Then it’s back to the UK and do a bit of pit stop practice and then we do it again.”DONEGAL MECHANIC HELPS RAIKONNEN TO FORMULA ONE VICTORY was last modified: March 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL MECHANIC HELPS RAIKONNEN TO FORMULA ONE VICTORYGreencastlelast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DANIEL DOHERTY NAMED U10 URRIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

first_imgUNDER-AGE PRESENTATIONS: Thanks to all who attended our Under-Age presentations in the Strand Hotel on Friday night, a good night was had by all.Thanks to the Strand Hotel for the lovely meal and to all who helped out on the night and the lead up to the event. Main prize winners on the night as follows:U10 Girl player of year: Cora Mc Caul.Most improved: Aoibhainn Toland.U10 Boy: Philip Devlin.M/I: Daniel Doherty.U12 Girl : Chloe Doherty.M/I: Aimee Porter.U12 A Boy: Dean Harkin.M/I: Jamie Mc Kinney.U12B: Oisin Fogarty.M/I: Conor Diver.U13 Girls: Lauren Collins.M/I: Jenna Harkin.U13 Boys Joint winners: Shane Mc Caul & Matthew Brennan.M/I: Conor O’Donnell.U14 Girls: Mary Jane Doherty.M/I: Caoimhe Doherty.U14 Boys Joint winners: Mikey Friel & Jack Doherty.M/I: Gavin Mc Daid.U16 Girls: Orla Swenney.M/I: Ciara Gill.U16 Boys: Oisin Hession.M/I: Conor Harkin.The club wishes to thank all our under age players, coaches and their parents for the great effort shown all year.MATCH”N” WIN: Match “N” Win December 3rd: No jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 3, 7, 20 & 21. €15 winners:PJ Bracken, Co Offaly.Anne Marie Mc Caul, Rooskey.Bernard mc Daid.Ciaran Ivers, Dunaff.Noreen Doherty (r), Urrismanagh.Jackpot next week €2,300. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw. CULTURAL AWARD: The club has won the “Gradam Culturtha taobh amuigh den Gaeltachta” (Outside Gaeltachta club Award) for 2015.Well Done to Shaun Mc Daid and to all from the club who take part in Scor Na nOg and Scor Sinsear and for the great effort being put in to Scor competitions. John Friel picked up this award on behalf of the club at the Donegal GAA Banquet on Friday night in Letterkenny.UNDER AGE TRAINING: U6, U8 & U10 Training: Training for U6 & U8 (2016 season) every Friday, in Clonmany Community Centre. Astro for U8 and inside for U6 at 5.30 to 6.30pm. €2 per child please contact Nichola Donaghey for more details on 0866030736.U10 Boys & Girls: Also, training for both every Saturday, at 11 am to 12 noon in the Clonmany Community Centre on astro. €2 per week. Please contact Siobhan Devlin and Danny Kelly for more details. More help is required as our numbers are very big so if anyone can spare a free hour please let any of the coaches know. U12 & U13 girls every Thursday in the Youth Club from 5-6.00pm.CHILD PROTECTION COURSE: The club is running a Child Protection Course on Friday December 11th in the clubhouse at 7.00pm. This course is very useful for all coaches, parents helping out with under age teams next year and going forward. Please contact John Friel on 0860523550 or Susan Mc Carron on 0863945954 to book a place.GREAT DUCK RACE: That time of year again, our annual Duck Race takes place on St Stephen’s Day at Binnion River at 1pm. Ducks are now on sale at €5. Ducks can be purchased from Alan Friel on 0879029672, Michael Doherty (S) on 0879975610 and Adrian Doherty on 0879810304. Ducks will be on sale at Centra, Clonmany from 8am to 5pm on Saturday coming (December 12th) BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Please bring a family friend along. Side Prizes from now to Christmas. Bingo vouchers now available for those looking for Christmas gift ideas.GAA NEWS: DANIEL DOHERTY NAMED U10 URRIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAURRISlast_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC GO 23 POINTS CLEAR AS WINNING STREAK CONTINUES

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT CELTIC PARK: CELTIC 1 – MOTHERWELL 0. THE Hoops march towards the SPL title continued here in Glasgow this afternoon as they overcame a stubborn and often dirty Motherwell side by a single goal, scored in the second half by Gary Hooper.Hooper’s 19th goal of the season came from a long throw in the 59th minute. Samaras, who had another good game, headed to ball down and Hooper lashed the ball past Randolf.It had been a fairly scrappy game before that, and afterwards – play constantly interrupted by Motherwell fouls. I counted 27 blatant fouls. It was just a surprise that just four yellow cards were shown – it could have been twice that. One of those was for the dive of the season by Ojamaa who threw himself to the ground so theatrically in the 70th minute, he could be contender for gold at the Olympic Games.Hooper nearly doubled the lead shortly after that but was denied by Randolph.With just under 20 minutes to play, the Motherwell goalkeeper kept his side in the game with a brilliant save from the lively James Forrest.Moments later, Fraser Forster was finally called upon for the first time when he saved from Henrik Ojamaa who was substituted shortly afterwards to jeers from the home support. The hosts were able to see out the rest of the game with relative ease to secure their 17 consecutive league victory.I’ll have reaction from Neil Lennon later.Meanwhile Rangers game with Celtic at Ibrox on March 25th – a week after the League Cup Final – will go ahead, say police.Strathclyde police had threatened to stop policing Rangers’ games after the club failed to come with police payments for last week’s game against Kilmarnock.But Rangers’ administrators have now paid up. Meanwhile the SPL confirmed that it is investigating the singing of anti-Catholic songs and chants during the defeat to Kilmarnock.THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC GO 23 POINTS CLEAR AS WINNING STREAK CONTINUES was last modified: February 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC GO 23 POINTS CLEAR AS WINNING STREAK CONTINUESlast_img read more

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