Washington Center Announces Anacker Scholarship for the Arts

first_imgSubmitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington Center, in downtown Olympia, seats 945 and hosts performances 350 days per year.The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the formation of the Anacker Scholarship for the Arts.  This $1,000 award is designed to recognize, encourage and support a Thurston County scholar’s study in the field of the arts.Applicants will be a one academic year or longer resident of Thurston County, who is graduating in that year as a senior of a Thurston County high school, who intends to pursue a career in the arts and who has enrolled or will be enrolling in a future course of study to that end.The deadline for applications shall be April 30th, 2014.  The successful candidate will be announced in May 2014, and the award presented during a Washington Center event in May or June 2014.Please find more information and an application form at: http://wcpa.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/1/anacker-scholarship-for-the-arts-application-form.html or at The Washington Center administrative offices, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Bombers host hoop tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar

first_imgThe Bombers tip-off the tourney Friday afternoon against Nakusp at 2:15 p.m.Fernie meets Mount Sentinle in Pool B play at 4 p.m. before the Bombers tangle with the Storm at 6:30 p.m. School has resumed and so has the High School Basketball season at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.LVR kick off 2017 by hosting the Bombers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.Five teams, Nakusp Cougars, Fernie Falcons, Mount Sentinel Wildcats, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Osoyoos Rattlers,  join the host Bombers in this annual event.last_img read more

Struggling NBC embraces the supernatural for its fall season

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — With “Heroes” its only new hit of the season, struggling NBC announced a fall schedule Monday that includes a spinoff and three other dramas also trading on supernatural themes. The network took a risk by keeping its Thursday night comedy lineup intact. NBC has drawn strong critical praise but few viewers for shows like “30 Rock” and “The Office,” leaving the network faltering on a night it once dominated. NBC, the first of the broadcast networks to unveil a new schedule to advertisers this week, canceled “Crossing Jordan” and the high-profile failure “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Another critical favorite that hasn’t found a big audience, “Friday Night Lights,” was renewed. “Law & Order” will be back for its 18th season and “Medium” will return, but not until January, when they take over a Sunday time slot filled by football in the fall. Fourth-place NBC showed signs of life last fall with critically acclaimed shows. The bottom dropped out this spring when the network had its least-watched week in at least 20 years — then went even lower the following week. “We’ve got the class and next season we’re ready to add some mass, with new shows that build on the creative accomplishments of last season and are as broad as they are good,” NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly said. To stretch the normal 22-episode season of “Heroes,” which faltered after its long hiatus this year, NBC will add “Heroes: Origins.” The spinoff will introduce a new character each week, and viewers will select which one stays for the following season. The two series will have 30 new episodes combined. Since it found an audience this season with superpowered stars, NBC will remake “Bionic Woman” with Michelle Ryan in the title role. New series “Journeyman” is about a San Francisco newspaper reporter who travels through time to alter people’s lives, and “Chuck” is a thriller about a computer geek who becomes a government agent after spy secrets are embedded in his brain. Brooke Shields headlines an hour-long series about three high-powered women friends, a script from “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell. NBC’s other new series, “Life,” is a drama about a detective given a second chance after spending years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Illustrating the difficulties in introducing new comedies, NBC said it will have only one new sitcom next season — and it didn’t even earn a spot on the fall schedule. “The IT Crowd” is about a group of people who work in technical services at a large corporation. The successful game “Deal or No Deal,” often NBC’s most popular program, will air on Monday and Wednesday nights. NBC Schedule MONDAY 8-9 p.m. “Deal or No Deal” 9-10 p.m. “Heroes” 10-11 p.m. “Journeymen” TUESDAY 8-9 p.m. “The Biggest Loser” 9-10 p.m. “Chuck” 10-11 p.m. “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” WEDNESDAY 8-9 p.m. “Deal or No Deal” 9-10 p.m. “Bionic Woman” 10-11 p.m. “Life” THURSDAY 8-8:30 p.m. “My Name Is Earl” 8:30-9 p.m. “30 Rock” 9-9:30 p.m. “The Office” 9:30-10 p.m. “Scrubs” 10-11 p.m. “ER” FRIDAY 8-9 p.m. “1 vs 100″/”The Singing Bee” 9-10 p.m. “Las Vegas” 10-11 p.m. “Friday Night Lights” SATURDAY 8-9 p.m. “Dateline NBC” 9-11 p.m. Drama Series Encores SUNDAY (Fall 2007) 7-8 p.m. “Football Night in America” 8-11 p.m. “NBC Sunday Night Football” SUNDAY (January 2008) 7-8 p.m. “Dateline NBC” 8-9 p.m. “Law & Order” 9-10 p.m. “Medium” 10-11 p.m. “Lipstick Jungle” 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

Newest Raiders Swearinger, Jordan the latest to plug and play

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders have added “plug and play” to the familiar NFL cliche “next man up.”The latest examples are safety D.J. Swearinger and defensive end Dion Jordan, who needed all of eight days to be ready to contribute Sunday to a 17-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.Swearinger started at safety, played 38 snaps and spent much of the game playing on first and second down, giving way to Curtis Riley on third down. He led the Raiders in tackles with seven. Jordan, the former No. 3 …last_img read more

Referee Affiliate of the Month

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s (TFA) ‘Referee Affiliate of the Month’ sees TFA highlight an affiliate that has demonstrated success in referee development, but most importantly provide information and ideas from that affiliate as a profile for other affiliates and competitions to utilise. TFA congratulates the third Referee Affiliate of the Month, Northern Districts Touch Association in Western Australia and thanks the affiliate for providing the included information. To view the Northern Districts Touch Association case study, please click on the attachment below or click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-3591-0-0-0&sID=282883Related Filesnorthern_districts_touch_referee_affiliate_case_study-pdfRelated LinksRef Affiliate of the Monthlast_img read more

Solicitor Generals wifes phone snatched by miscreants

first_imgNew Delhi: Two bike-borne miscreants snatched the mobile phone of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s wife near Mandi House in the heart of the national capital, police said on Monday. The incident occurred in front of FICCI auditorium on Sunday night. According to the police, Aparna Mehta had stepped out on the road when she was targeted. “We are checking the CCTV footage. The complainant told us that there was no number plate on the bike. And she was not able to see their faces,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

Judge proposes ordering PGE to shut off power for wildfires

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge in San Francisco is considering ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions to prevent wildfires.Judge William Alsup proposed the requirements in a court order late Wednesday. He said his goal was to prevent the utility from causing any wildfires in the 2019 fire season.PG&E said it was reviewing Alsup’s order.Alsup is overseeing a criminal sentence against PG&E stemming from a deadly explosion of one of the utility’s gas lines in 2010. He has asked PG&E whether any requirements of the sentence might be implicated if its equipment ignited a wildfire.He also asked the utility to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire in November.The Associated Presslast_img read more

NPSS seeking publics help in choosing new mascot

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is having a contest for residents of the Peace Region region to find them a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service the Ookapik and Oscar are hang up their pompoms for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on what or who the new school mascot should be. The survey can be found on the NPSS website at: http://www.npss.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=4369Rules for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.All entries for the contest must be filled out by June 5th at 12:00 a.m.last_img read more

Two sisters die after consuming poison in North West Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday said that two sisters died after they consumed poison in North West Delhi’s Wazirpur Industrial area. The law enforcement agency claimed that before consuming the substance, both the sisters had a quarrel.According to police, both the sisters had a quarrel and younger sister was first to consume the poison. After the family members noticed her health was deteriorating, she was admitted to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital on April 28 at 4.20pm. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesFew hours after the incident of her younger sister, the elder sister also consumed poison. This time, the family members again noticed bad condition of the elder sister and rushed her to the hospital. She was admitted to the same hospital at 7.37pm. “Both the deceased were married in the same house,” police said. On 28 April, a quarrel took place between both the sisters. After which they consumed the harmful substance. Later, the cops were informed about the incident. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice further said that the marriage of younger sister was less than seven years hence SDM was informed and family did not allege any matrimonial dispute. “Younger sister died on April 29 and her postmortem was conducted on the same day. The elder one was expired on April 30. A slight dispute arises between the families which were amicably sorted out,” police said. The investigation in the case is going on to know the reason behind the dispute between the sister. This is not the first time that after the quarrel ended in taking the extreme step. Last year, a 34-year-old doctor allegedly died after jumping off from the fourth floor of his apartment in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas. On the day of the incident, the victim picked up a quarrel with his wife over some trivial issue. In another case, in March 2018 a 35-year-old man committed suicide with his wife and minor daughter at his residence in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri area. The husband committed suicide by consuming poison and administering poison to his wife and six-year-old daughter who also died.last_img read more

Egypt minister Islamists must accept govt before talks

first_imgCAIRO – An Egyptian minister on Sunday ruled out accepting an Islamist offer for dialogue until the Muslim Brotherhood recognises the government’s transition plan and renounces violence.Social solidarity minister Ahmed al-Borei told AFP the Brotherhood must also accept Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow was a “revolution”.A Brotherhood-led coalition on Saturday proposed its most flexible plan yet for reconciliation talks, but it said the initiative was aimed at other parties and not the military-installed government. “There must be a recognition that June 30 was a popular revolution, and the (government’s) roadmap was agreed on by the Egyptian people to build a modern state,” Borei said.He added that the Brotherhood should accept that its members on trial on murder and “terrorism” charges “are excluded from the idea of reconciliation”.Much of the Brotherhood’s leadership, including Morsi himself, are on trial for allegedly inciting violence before and after the Islamist’s overthrow on July 3.The military deposed him following massive protests starting on June 30 calling for his resignation.The Muslim Brotherhood “has to apologise and stop violence on the street,” Borei added.last_img read more