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  • Bayern star tries out new way to celebrate UCL glory

    first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Read Also: PSG boss backs Neymar, Mbappe after UCL final lossIt’s somewhat surprising that nobody has ever thought to do this before given the dimensions and size of the cup, yet Lucas certainly entertained his teammates with the act.His success in Lisbon, despite not playing a single minute of the final, means that both brothers in the family have now won the Champions League after Theo Hernandez did it with Real Madrid in 2017-18 season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bayern Munich star Lucas Hernandez appeared to have  invented a new way to celebrate Champions League glory after PSG’s defeat on Sunday night. After signing for Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid, Lucas has been forced to battle injury problem after injury problem, even sparking some speculation that he could leave Bavaria after just one season.Advertisement Yet he picked the perfect moment to enjoy on Sunday evening. As the trophy was passed around from player to player, he posed for a photograph with it on his head.last_img read more

  • Jones came close to quitting Stoke

    first_img Jones has also denied that talks are about to open between him and Stoke over a new contract. His current deal runs out at the end of this season. Stoke are at Tranmere in the Capital One Cup third round on Wednesday night. During Pulis’ time as Potters boss, which came to an end this summer, the Staffordshire outfit were widely regarded as playing a direct, unattractive brand of football. It certainly seems that was the view of Jones, who Pulis broke Stoke’s transfer record to sign for £8million in 2010 but last term only started 12 times for them. The Trinidad and Tobago international has been linked with a move away from the Britannia Stadium on various occasions and asked if he had wanted to depart last season, Jones told Sky Sports News: “Yes, of course, because the atmosphere at the job wasn’t good, and the entire squad can testify to that. “Coming into work and the things we were doing, the way we were playing football – it was very discouraging for a lot of us and I think not only myself but a lot of players you would probably not have seen at the club come this season if the situation had remained the same. “But we all know, things change sometimes pretty quickly in football and sometimes you just have to weather the storm.” Pulis was succeeded by Mark Hughes in May and, with the new man in charge, Stoke have made a fairly encouraging start to the 2013-14 season. They have seven points from their opening five Barclays Premier League games of the campaign and have earned praise for their playing style. Jones, who has started the last four matches in all competitions, feels there has been a definite improvement and believes a first-ever top-10 Premier League finish is a realistic prospect for the Potters this term. The 28-year-old, scorer of a hat-trick in last month’s Capital One Cup second-round home victory over Walsall, said: “I believed that we had the players to produce this type of football but were not getting the chance to. “Now I am confident that we can do well this season and probably finish in the top 10 – you never know what is going to happen.” Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has confirmed he was looking to leave the club last season and suggested several of his team-mates were too, such was the dissatisfaction in the squad at life under then-manager Tony Pulis. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Dalung to Parley D’Tigers in Houston

    first_imgThe basketball team programme has been hampered by poor funding with Umar alleging yesterday that they were still expecting to be paid by the ministry which he also said refused to release money for the Women Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in France.The men team, which won Afrobasket last year in Tunisia to qualify for Rio2016, has held training camps in China and US, making huge mark by beating China (thrice)and Argentina in warm up matches.Umar lamented that the delegation is having challenges with registering some of its staff like video men, specialists in charge of practice, conditioning and nutrition, stressing that Nigeria required no less than 10 coaching staff to excel in Brazil as against the two assistant coaches under the current set up.“We should use our money well to get a result. The Sports Ministry staff are not helping us. Some of them are undermining us which is a huge shame. The minister can’t do the job himself, some people are trying to bring him down,” revealed Umar.While admitting that Nigeria is in a tough group at the Olympics where D’Tigers will confront Brazil, USA and Argentina in Group A, Umar said Nigerians will be proud of the team as they would improve on their outing in London four years ago.“In spite of the difficult environment, our players have achieved a lot and don’t have to make a point in Rio. We are in a tough group, but Nigerians will be proud of is,” Umar said.He also refuted claims that long standing captain Olumide Oyedeji was forced out of the team by player rebellion in America, insisting that was not to the federation knowledge.Oyedeji, who spearheaded the Olympic qualification in London and led the party to Afrobasket victory, announced his retirement few days to Rio 2016, citing family pressure.“What I know is that there is time for everything: time to come and go. Oyedeji has been a great player for Nigeria. At the NBBF, we have been devolving lot of responsibilities for him. We are building him for leadership because the federation has great succession plan. He was at the WOQT in France and was also at the All Star Game,” Umar said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *NBBF denies Oyedeji exit was forcedOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSports Minister Solomon Dalung will hold a crucial meeting with the national basketball team, D’Tigers, in Houston, where Nigeria will play her final warm-up match against USA on August 1.President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar, said yesterday that though the visit was to enable Dalung pass on goodwill message to D’ Tigers, it would enable the players freely discuss with the minister their concern with Nigeria’s preparations for the Games which begin on August 5.last_img read more

  • Age of players never taboo

    first_imgLast week the longest name in sports, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo — a.k.a. Dikembe Mutombo — somehow found his way back into the news.This was surprising for two reasons. First, like most of you, I imagine, I had no idea Dikembe and his wagging “no-no” finger was still in the league. I could’ve sworn Mount Mutombo had gone the way of Bimbo Coles, Anfernee Hardaway and the rainbow-striped Nuggets jersey.Second, I was shocked at why Mutombo was in the news; he is asking folks to quit poking fun at his age. While this is amusing, it isn’t the surprising part. When you are in your upper 60s and still playing in the NBA, you will get a fair amount of cane-and-walker jokes, guaranteed. However, what was shocking was Dikembe isn’t a card-carrying member of the AARP yet, but is, in fact — brace yourself — only 40.This was immediately proven to me only moments after I heard the statement as I realized that age would bring wisdom, and it doesn’t take Confucius to know that if fans are doing something that bothers you, the last thing you want to do is discourage it.That’s like sending an e-mail with a compromising photo to your English 100 lecture class list and then sending another asking them just to delete it. Chances are better that people will stop if they think it doesn’t bother you.So, while Dikembe is certainly no spring chicken, he proved to me he is truly just an ancient looking 40-year-old and not a normal looking 65-year-old.However, the Rockets’ center could start a revolution of age-griping in sports.The Congo’s most recognizable hoopster is paving the way for more of sports’ age-challenged to petition to bring an end to the old-man jokes that are just as much a part of athletics as the “pitcher, pitcher, belly-itcher” chant. Many of the greats spanning from Bill Russell to Mark Messier to Otto Graham and to Cal Ripken Jr. have all had to deal with geezer jokes.If Mutombo’s plea for release from comparisons to Methuselah is actually followed one day, it would be a terrible loss to hecklers everywhere and it begins a walk down a very dangerous sporting path.The timing of Dike’s decree is especially disturbing because it comes now, when maybe the greatest personality in the history of graybeards is only just starting his career. Of course, I refer to the world’s oldest freshman, Greg Oden, who looks like he has probably been able to buy his friends’ beer and Playboy magazines since he’s been 12.Making the geezer joke off-limits for almost the entire breadth of Oden’s career would be a critical blow to hecklers and sportswriters everywhere. It would be like telling Jerry Seinfeld that jokes starting “What’s the deal with” were suddenly taboo. Oden is just as much a prodigy as a heckling object as he is as a basketball player.It wouldn’t stop at Oden, either. Baseball’s Julio Franco — who surely must take most of his meals from a straw and doesn’t play day games because they interfere with his midday naps — would also become off-limits. Still, you can’t cry too hard about that. Franco has had a good run, having played at least the last 15 of his 200 years in the major leagues taking shots for being not just the oldest guy on the field, but also the oldest guy in the stadium for most games.But think about young blossoming talents like Danny Almonte, whose career is just getting started. Almonte you’ll remember is the Little League World Series star who was found to be over the age limit by two years. So while he looks baby-faced, Almonte is still a prime target for those wishing to make mustached 12-year-old jibes. Almonte hasn’t really done himself any favors in quieting those who would make fun of his age, by marrying a 30-year-old at the age of 18. Still, kudos to him.In fact, Mutombo’s call for an end to age catcalls could eventually lead to similar movements by other athletes who are easy to pick on.Could you imagine the horror if former Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek and current Northwestern “star” Tim Doyle tried to make it illegal to call players dweebs or nerds? I shiver at the thought of a world bereft of Tim Doyle jokes.Or what about if weight jokes were off-limits? I mean, for the better part of a decade, Major League Baseball leaned heavily on Mo Vaughn’s ummm … stature. I mean, the portly first baseman got it done at the plate (both home plate and the dinner plate). That is until he got to New York. It was bad karma when the Carnegie Deli named a sandwich after him, I say.The point is, even though we are supposed to respect our elders, we cannot allow Dikembe Mutombo to get away with this. So next time you see the Morgan Freeman’s granddad look-alike, you make sure he hears it and help protect one of sports’ greatest traditions: heckling geezers, bums, wide-loads and goofballs since … well, since forever.Dave McGrath is a senior majoring in English and journalism. If you too think Dikembe should shut up and go grab some Ensure, you can reach Dave at dmcgrath@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

  • Oil Giants Aiteo Takes Over CAF Awards’ Sponsorship

    first_imgNigerian oil giants Aiteo Group are the new sponsors of the annual CAF Awards organised by the African football body, CAF.The announcement was made by the oil company who will replace telecommunications company Globacom as sponsors.Globacom has been sponsoring the awards since 2005.The CAF Awards recognise the best players, coaches, teams and administrators in Africa on a yearly basis.The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a picture of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in Lagos. The tweet said: “We are now proud to take our corporate social investments in developing African football by sponsoring @CAF_Online award… More to follow.”Aiteo Group has been very active on the football scene in the last few months.The oil giants are the sponsors of the Nigerian FA Cup, the latest edition was won by Akwa United on Sunday night. They also have a huge partnership deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Relatedlast_img read more

  • Kawhi Leonard, Clippers dominate Rockets for 6th straight win

    first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Houston’s shooting woes didn’t end after the break and the Rockets missed 11 of 12 3-point attempts in the third quarter, including a couple of air balls. But the Rockets didn’t just struggle from long-range as they also missed several layups in the quarter to leave the Clippers ahead 90-65 entering the fourth.“It’s a great learning experience for us on both ends of the (floor),” Harden said. “We’ve got 21 games left to prepare ourselves for the bigger picture. So we watch film tomorrow and get better and be ready to go for the next game.”TIP-INSThe Clippers’ Patrick Beverley received a flagrant 1 foul for grabbing Harden with both arms from behind on a fast break in the third quarter. … The Clippers’ Paul George had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. … Houston’s Eric Gordon left the game in the fourth quarter with knee soreness and did not return. … Westbrook extended his career-best streak of games with 20 points or more to 32. … Danuel House Jr. had 14 points for the Rockets.FACE-OFFThe Clippers were unhappy early in the fourth quarter when Harrell received a foul on a dunk attempt by Westbrook. Replays showed that Westbrook pressed his left hand into Harrell’s face as he elevated for the shot. But a challenge by Clippers coach Doc Rivers was unsuccessful and the foul call stood.Harrell made a dunk soon after that and patted his head with both hands as he ran back down the court.UP NEXTThe Clippers host the Lakers on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Houston was just 7 for 42 (16.7 percent) from 3-point range to drop its second straight game in embarrassing fashion after losing to the lowly New York Knicks on Monday night. It was the Rockets’ worst 3-point percentage in a game since 2017 and ended their streak of 18 straight games with 10 or more 3-pointers dating to Jan. 20.Russell Westbrook led the Rockets (39-22) with 29 points and 15 rebounds. James Harden was 4 for 17 and missed all eight of his 3-point attempts to finish with 16 points. The two stars and most of the other starters on both teams didn’t play for much of the fourth quarter with the game out of reach.“We just didn’t do what we were supposed to do on both ends of the floor,” Harden said. “They made some tough shots. Defensively, we weren’t in our spots and we didn’t do what the game plan was.”The Clippers (43-19) built a 67-44 lead by halftime after a first half in which the Rockets made just 2 of 22 3-point attempts. Ivica Zubac added 17 points and 12 assists for the Clippers and Montrezl Harrell added 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.“We positioned ourselves in the right place so even when we got deep, we either had Trez (Harrell) or Zu (Zubac) back there when they swung it out,” Rivers said. “When you do that and make guys take contested (3-pointers) it’s a little harder.” Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img PreviousHouston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook (0) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Rockets’ James Harden, left, is fouled by the Clippers’ Paul George during the second half of Thursday’s game in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, bottom, falls after being fouled by Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives toward the basket as Houston Rockets’ Robert Covington defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers’ Marcus Morris Sr. (31) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, center, reaches for the ball as Houston Rockets’ Ben McLemore, left, and Eric Gordon, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Robert Covington (33) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac, left, and Marcus Morris Sr. (31) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ P.J. Tucker (17) and James Harden (13) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ Robert Covington defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook, right, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, bottom, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets’ James Harden defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook (0) drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Rockets’ James Harden, left, is fouled by the Clippers’ Paul George during the second half of Thursday’s game in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 14The Rockets’ James Harden, left, is fouled by the Clippers’ Paul George during the second half of Thursday’s game in Houston. The Clippers won 120-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ExpandHOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the Clippers rolled over the Houston Rockets 120-105 on Thursday night for their sixth consecutive victory.The Rockets were done in by their shooting woes in a game that was billed as a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference, but it was a rout almost from the start. Houston had a chance to take the season series and secure the tiebreaker over the Clippers, but the loss left the teams tied 2-2.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked about Houston’s small-ball lineup, in which they played without a true center.“What they do is smart for what they do, it really is, but we couldn’t get caught in trying to play that way and I thought we didn’t,” he said. “We stayed calm, moved the ball, found the open guy and our bigs were big.” Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • Irijan Durmo probably the Youngest Skier to climb with Skies to the Top of Ljeljen

    first_imgIrijan Durmo, with his 13 years, is probably the youngest touring skier who climbed with skies to the top of Ljeljen and skied on its, always challenging, extremely steep west side.Satisfaction is higher because he did it with his father Edin, old friends Massimo and Yumiko, and new friend, outstanding young skier Amar from Jablanica.Irijan is older son of one of founders and leading instructors of alpinism in Club Scorpio, Edin Durmo, so it seemed quite logical that Irijan will follow his father’s steps.Irijan started to ski at Smetovi, as three-year-old, and won the gold medal at Small Olympic Games of Zenica-Doboj Canton in 2008. Also, he won the most attractive mountain for climbers- Prenj, by winning its highest peak- Zelena glava, at an altitude of 2.155 meters.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

  • Info About The Upcoming Thurston County Fair

    first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0“Pawsitively Fun at the Thurston County Fair”August 1 – 5, 2012The Thurston County Fair is looking for fair volunteers. If you are interested in Home Arts, Hobbies and Crafts, or like to help out and have fun at the same time, this opportunity is for you!The Thurston County Fair is still accepting applications for Fair Time Vendors! We are always looking for new and exciting products to display at the fair, and love to have local business come and show what they can offer to the community!Open Class Home Arts entries are due  3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 23, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Beverages entries are due 3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 24, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Baked Goods, Honey and Food Preservation entries are due 3:00 – 7:00 pm on July 30, 2012 in Heritage Hall.Open Class Hobbies & Crafts, Open Class Photography, and Open Class Art entry times are from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 28.Open Class Art can also be entered from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 29.Floral and Vegetable entries should be entered between 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, July 30 at the Thurston Expo Center located on the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  Enter for a chance to win a ribbon!Anyone who has taken photographs, professional or amateur, is encouraged to enter an exhibit in the Open Class Photography.  All entrants will be judged and have an opportunity to receive the People’s Choice Award.Anyone who has a special recipe for baked goods, or has preserved food or honey they would like to enter into the fair to be judged is encouraged to bring them in Monday, July 30th. Enter yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. There is a special category for goods made with honey; Special prizes will be awarded by the Olympia Bee Keepers Association for these entries.  Preserved foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods can be entered from 3:00 – 7:00 pm Monday, July 30th.Enter Thurston County Fair’s Quilt Block Contest on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Thurston County Fairground’s Heritage Hall between 3:00pm -7:00pm. Quilt Block Kits are available for $8.95 at Gee Gee’s Quilting Inc., 601 Yelm Ave West, Yelm, WA 98597. You can use this fabric to make any block pattern from the fabrics, but you cannot add any other fabric from outside the packet. Participants should bring their finished quilt block no wider than 12 ½” square, which will be judged on accuracy of construction and creative use of the supplied fabric. All squares will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Thurston County Fair, and twelve squares will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be made into a quilt and raffled off at next year’s fair.Enter your home-made beverages at the Thurston County Fair this summer. Categories include Ale, Lager, or Hybrid Beers; Wine; Mead; or Cider. Entries will be accepted Tuesday, July 24 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the fairgrounds.For more information, including specific rules and entry forms, please contact the Fair Office at 360.786.5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.last_img read more

  • Team Oly Rides in Obliteride, Creates Art to Fight Cancer

    first_imgSubmitted by Lara Lathrop Anderson for Team Oly RidesLara Lathrop Anderson (left) and her mom Kathy Lathrop opened Red Door Olympia together.Fighting Cancer took on a whole new meaning for me when I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer last summer. The disease was picked up in a routine mammogram that my new doctor ordered for me. My diagnosis came as a total shock. I am a healthy and active woman with no history of breast cancer in my family. When I got the results, it was surreal. I felt like I was watching a movie of my life in slow motion.People who know me would say I am a person of action and accepting the diagnosis came quickly. I wanted to start fighting cancer as soon as possible At the age of 42, I had a lumpectomy and 6 weeks of radiation to combat the disease. As of today, I am cancer free but I am committed to help in the fight against cancer in any way I can. I tell every woman I know to go and get a mammogram. Because of my early diagnosis and because of invaluable research done by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, we were able to stop it in its tracks.Obliteride is a bike ride held in Seattle where teams fundraise for Fred Hutch Cancer Research. The rides range from 10 to 150 miles in length. Each rider is responsible for fundraising a minimum of $500 each.Team Oly is made up of  6 Olympians, who will be riding in Obliteride August 9 to help cure cancer faster. Our riders include myself, Dana Pethia, Kim Peterson, Megan Mikkelsen, Scott Anderson and Mark Matlock all of whom have been touched by cancer in their own lives.  Nobody is immune to cancer and we see our loved ones and ourselves being diagnosed regularly. Team Oly is going to do its best to raise money and awareness for this amazing cause and have fun in the process.Team Oly plans to receive donations from family friends, friends of friends, sponsoring businesses/organizations and fundraising events. Because cancer is a disease that has a far reach and touches most everyone’s lives in some way,  Team Oly believe reaching its goal won’t be difficult. They believe in their hometown and its ability to pull together and help out.To donate to our Team Oly please click here.Students at Marshall Middle School are busy creating art with discarded bike parts. See art creations at Red Door Interiors during Arts Walk.Arts Walk at Red Door Interiors – Art Inspired by the love of BicyclesTeam Oly will promote Obliteride by getting adults and kids to get creative with art projects inspired by the love of bicycles. Who doesn’t have childhood memories of being on a bike, wind in your face and feeling free? With those memories in mind, Team Oly is asking friends to get creative. We have been collecting bicycle parts from friends and businesses like Old Town Bicycle. These bits and pieces of bikes will be used to execute these creations of sculpture, furniture, paintings, lamps, whatever. Art will be displayed  around Olympia at various businesses to promote Obliteride and we encourage people to bid on the art pieces at an auction event this summer.We will be introducing a selection of art pieces at Red Door Interiors in downtown Olympia for Arts Walk, Friday April 24.Lara and Scott’s Son, Aidan Anderson attends the Marshall Middle School’s Alternative Program Class. In his class, the students were given a box of bike parts, some tools, wire and a large canvas and told to create an art piece that represented their love of bikes. The group had a lot of great ideas but they couldn’t get the subject matter away from the dreaded disease cancer. As a group they decided to create a piece inspired by a quote by Albert Einstein: “Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving.” They felt that this quote relates to the act of fighting cancer or anything difficult in life. This piece as well as many more creations will be on display at Red Door for Arts Walk. Facebook34Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

  • Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts

    first_imgDAY6 is for everybody It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd L, front row) flanked by forward Draymond Green (L) and guard Shaun Livingston (C) are seen during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANThe Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decisionwhether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration.center_img The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”ADVERTISEMENT SOMERSET, N.J. — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star isnot going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol, UP ready for risk of possible forfeitures Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more