first_imgFacebook91Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of Veterans AffairsOn November 11, 2018 the world and Washington State will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.The Thurston County Veterans Council (TCVC) and Washington Department of Veterans Affairs will host an Armistice (Veterans) Day and World War I Centennial event in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Olympia starting at 10:30 a.m. on November 11, 2018.Washington State will also join the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with a tolling of the Bells of Peace at 11:00 a.m.  The tolling of a bell is a traditional expression of honor and remembrance of those who served in World War I on Armistice Day.  A Bells of Peace mobile application is also available via Itunes and the Google Play Store.The event will feature guest speakers Governor Jay Inslee, Congressman Denny Heck and Major General Willard Burleson, the Commander of the 7th Infantry Division on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.World War I history tables will be set up by the Washington State Historical Society, Friends of Kilroy (military history group), the Fort Lewis Museum and others during the event.  Various military vehicles will also be on display for the public.Washington State is home to more than 593,000 veterans, 60,000 active duty military, 19,000 National Guard and Reserves and their families.There are many events taking place across the state and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs asked organizations to provide event information which is shared in a list at http://www.dva.wa.gov/list-2018-veterans-day-ww1-centennial-events-wa-state. Governor Inslee Proclamations can also be found at this link.Media interested in attending must contact Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Communications Department at HeidiA@dva.wa.gov. For more information on the World War I Centennial and for a list of monuments across the state, please visit http://www.dva.wa.gov/about-wdva/world-war-i-centennial.To see other Veterans Day Events and Celebrations happening statewide visit :http://www.dva.wa.gov/calendar and  https://www.facebook.com/wsdvalast_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/Business StandardAdvertisement 5ynz7rNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx3iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ery( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 06Would you ever consider trying this?😱c7s3uamCan your students do this? 🌚y66yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Not only halting all cricketing fixtures and tournaments for more than three months, the Novel Coronavirus pandemic is now counting patients from the global cricket fraternity as well. Just a week after former Pakistani all rounder Shahid Afridi tested positive for COVID-19, three more cricketers from Bangladesh, including their iconic pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, have been confirmed to be infected.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/Business StandardAlong with Mashrafe Mortaza, the two other Bangladeshi cricketers who have tested positive for COVID-19 are first class spinner Nazmul Islam and former opening batsman Nafees Iqbal.Mortaza, who formerly captained the Bangladesh national cricket team, was reported to be sick for the past few days, just before his positive test results arrived on Saturday. The 36 year old former fast medium bowler, who is now a member of the parliament, took to social media to share the news.Advertisement “Today my Covid-19 results came as positive. Everyone please pray for my quick recovery,” Mortaza reached out to his fans via his official Facebook page yesterday.Mentioning the number of Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, which has now crossed 112K, Mortaza suggested remaining indoors: “The number of infected has now crossed one lakh. We all have to become more careful. Let’s all stay at home, and not get out unless it is necessary.”Advertisement “I am abiding by the protocol at home. Rather than panic, we need to raise awareness about corona” the 36 year old concluded.Mortaza, who has earned 36 Test, 220 ODI and 54 T20I caps for The Tigers, lended a helping hand to the poor and distressed in Narail. Ijn addition to charity and social work amidst the pandemic, he provided some combined harvester machines and other equipments for many farmers. He also put up some of his cricket kits for auction to raise funds for COVID relief.Nazmul Islam, who plays for Dhaka Division cricket team in the National Cricket League, tested positive on 20th June. The 28 year old, who has made one Test, five ODI and 13 T20I appearances for Bangladesh, took part in welfare duties such as distributing food and essential commodities in Narayanganj.Nafees Iqbal, the elder brother of the current ODI captain of Tamim Iqbal and nephew of former Bangladeshi cricketer Akram Khan, tested positive of Coronavirus, as per reports from Bangladeshi English daily The Daily Star.The 35 year old former batsman, who made 11 Test and 16 ODI appearances for Bangladesh, is now under self isolation at his home in Chittagong, as he confirmed to the media.(L) Nazmul Islam and (R) Nafees Iqbal (Image Courtesy: independent/Getty)If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Leno suffers freak injury and engages in war of words on the stretcher!What happens if a Premier League player tests positive for COVID-19?  Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA family watches the fireworks at the 2011Monmouth County Fair. This year’s county fair is July 25-29 with the fireworks show slated for 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the fairgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.FREEHOLD – This year’s Monmouth County Fair is almost here.The fair will feature family fun with rides, entertainment, food and tons of fun exhibits.The Monmouth County Fair gates will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, through Friday, July 27; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 28; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at the East Freehold Show­grounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold.The opening night will feature a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.Music on the main stage will included the Amish Outlaws from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The band’s music covers popular bands like Devo, Nirvana and U2. Thursday, July 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. brings Brian Kirk & the Jirks to the stage. The Jersey shore popular cover band has been playing local stages with their repertoire of rock, funk, pop, hip hop, swing, jazz, and oldies for almost 20 years. Country music’s Jaida Dreyer will perform 9 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, will play from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28. The Latin rhythm band 3D Ritmo de Vida will perform noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29.In addition to the musical acts, live entertainment acts will include Raptor Project – Birds of Prey, Dock Dogs, and the Skateboarding Stunt Show, as well as returning favorites like Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show, and Tommie Turvey Equine Extremist.The Monmouth County Fair also will be hosting its 35th Annual Antique and Classic Auto Show on Sunday, July 29. The show will include antique/production autos to 1932, production cars from 1933 through 1985, sports cars to 1985 (including classic Corvettes and Mustangs), and fire trucks to 1972. There also will be street rods, modified cars, race cars and motorcycles on display. The Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County will once again judge the show.Admission is $7 per person; children 12 and under are free. Those who love rides can get a pay-one-price rides wristband for $18 on Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-25, and Sunday, July 29. For more information about the fair, visit www.monmouthcountyfair.com, or call 732-842-4000.The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. A full schedule of daily activities in the parks is available on the website at www.monmouthcountyparks.com.last_img read more

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s clear watching video of Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Fernie Ghostriders the Nelson Leafs need to make plenty of improvement before the club can even begin to think about competing with the league’s heavyweights.Bolstered by a lineup filled with veterans ready to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in April of 2011, the Eddie Mountain Division leaders dominated the Leafs for most of the contest to skate away with its sixth consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win of the season.Despite losing for the fifth time in seven games, the mood in the dressing room was rather upbeat as Leaf assistant coach Jason Rushton is confident there are better days ahead.“From the day the kids arrived (in camp) to now has been a complete 180,” said Rushton, who along with assistant Sean Dooley formed the brain trust behind the Leaf bench with skipper Chris Shaw serving a three-game suspension for using “non-approved” players.“Even over the last week of practice we’ve seen then come together more and more,” added Rushton, who played for the Leafs during the first season of Junior A hockey in the Rocky Mountain days. “There’s more chatter on the bench. There more team camaraderie. So we’re only going to grow and we’re only going to get better.”Saturday, the Leafs (2-5) got a taste of one of the early favourites to win it all this season. The Ghostriders, under the guidance of coach and GM Will Verner, are not in this league to develop players. The main, and only, goal of the franchise is to win.Fernie boasts a roster of more than a dozen players in the twilight of their junior hockey careers. In contrast, Nelson, which graduated more than 15 players from last season’s KIJHL finalist to college or junior A teams, is filled with players fresh from the minor hockey ranks or midget AAA. And that roster of Riders totally dominated the Green and White for most of the game, including a spell in the opening frame that saw the visitors ring up a 12-0 score on the shot clock ticker.“We didn’t have the greatest first period . . . and we didn’t come out as strong as we could have,” said Leaf sniper Gavin Currie, finishing the weekend with five points.“We were thinking here comes another game where the team we’re playing is more skilled,” added Currie. “They do have a lot of veterans because they’ve been buying players since the start of the year.” Still this was a winnable game for the Leafs.After surviving the first period only down a goal, Nelson tied the contest with a power play marker by Tanner Burns five minutes into the second period.Fernie regained the lead with a power play marker minutes later. But Nelson once again pulled even when Colton Schell notched his team-leading fifth goal of the season with the period winding down.However, in the third Fernie picked up the tempo, firing shot after shot at Nelson goalie Marcus Beesley. The pressure paid dividends when a scramble in front of the Leaf net results in a penalty shot call be referee Jim Maniago.The Trail official ruled a Nelson defenceman grabbed the puck over the crease area. Thomas Abenante, with his second of the game, converted the opportunity, drilling a low shot past Beesley.“Our D-man tried to protect the net and his body just took over his mind,” Currie explained. “He did something I’m sure he’s feeling pretty (bad) about right now. But it’s a play he made and you have to live with those mistakes and take it in stride.” There was a glimmer of the positive Rushton talked about Friday in Grand Forks. Nelson opened play by stomping the Border Bruins 8-3.Currie, with four points and Schell, scoring twice, powered the Leaf attack.Dallon Stoddart, Colton Malmsten, Riley Henderson, Marcus Dahl and Adrian Moyls also scored for the Leafs. Thompson led the Bruins with two goals while Nick Van Damme added the final marker.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when third-place Murdoch rival, Spokane Braves invade the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Nelson was also without the services of defenceman Raymond Reimer. The 6’4”, 205-pound rearguard was suspended for one game for receiving a game misconduct in the final ten minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 Nelson win over Penticton Lakers. Reimer missed Saturday’s game due to family commitments. . .. Forward Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk also missed the weekend games due to injury.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain.  There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.At 3 p.m. there’s the Morning Mountain Poker Ride. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.At 11 a.m. it’s the Women’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website.last_img read more