SPSCC Prepares to Close Hawks Prairie Campus in Lacey Transition

first_imgSubmitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSince opening its doors in 1995, the South Puget Sound Community College Hawks Prairie Center has served the north Thurston County population for 20 years. But now, with the fall opening of the new SPSCC Lacey Campus, Hawks Prairie Center celebrates its final quarter.The last day for Hawks Prairie Center will be September 2. Corporate and Continuing Education classes will begin at the new Lacey Campus on September 14, while for-credit classes begin September 21. Testing services at Hawks Prairie Center will close on August 29, reopening at the Lacey campus fall quarter. Full services will be available at the Olympia campus throughout.The Hawks Prairie Center served many vital functions for the college during its two-decade run, Dean for Corporate and Continuing Education Noel Rubadue said.“The center did serve the community well through its Corporate and Community Education programs, as they would not have been able to grow to what they did without the space resources at Hawks,” she said. “Credit students, especially Running Start students in the North Thurston School District, could access classes that were held closer to their base schools and didn’t have to worry about hunting for parking at the peak times of the day. Hawks also had a strong night program as it was easy to leave work, pick something up to eat and get to class here at the center.”Those functions will continue to be served by the SPSCC Olympia Campus as well as the new Lacey campus. While Rubadue said Hawks will be missed in many ways, she also looks forward to the new opportunities the Lacey campus brings.“I think the new campus gives us the opportunity as a college to establish a more comprehensive student experience that can be different from the Olympia campus and complement it very well,” she said. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Mayhew gets heroes’ welcome at Charlemont High

first_imgCharlemont High School gave Daniel Mayhew a hero’s welcome for his performance at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway recently, with an open march celebration at the Linstead-based institution on Monday. The march started almost on the highway and the students travelled for little over a mile en route to the school, where the 17-year-old got an even greater reception from the waiting school populace, with banners and pictures of his achievement decorating the school. Mayhew became Jamaica’s first Junior Winter Olympics representative, finishing a creditable 13th in the monobob competition at the Games. “I thank Charlemont High School for putting it (celebration) on. The feeling I got was extraordinary, I felt so happy knowing I wasn’t a winner on the podium and I come home a winner because of the support everyone has shown me,” said Mayhew. “I didn’t think it (participation) would have led to this and all what took place, so everything has been unexpected. I am really surprised, I didn’t know that anything like this was going to happen,” he exclaimed. “From the moment I came through the airport, my family and school was there cheering me on, and it was just a feeling of excitement and feeling good to know my school can support me like this; whatever happened, they still have me as a winner, and I feel good to know I can make my country proud and my family and school happy,” he told The Gleaner. Mayhew, who has only been in the sport for over a year now, revealed that the track was not the best. “The environment at the track wasn’t perfect to get the best times. All the competitors’ times were slower than their best in training, so that really affected everyone. But I tried my best although the track wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t enough to win the race. “But I am 13th in the world, and that is awesome,” he beamed. “A lot of support was there. There were few Jamaicans, but everyone supported me because they love Jamaicans, and that was one of the factors that caused me to get my best time, and I really feel good and hope for the best in the future,” he continued. “My motivation is to make everyone proud and put my best in everything I do. I feel I can make it. I know I have the potential as I am doing the sport for 12 months and qualified for the Youth Olympics with lack of training and factors needed to perfect the sport. “But I am going somewhere in life, and that’s a challenge. I will keep on doing what I am doing to make everyone proud,” he said. SURPRISEDlast_img read more

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Pacquiao, Ancajas fights most viewed on cable in 2017

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Artur Beterbiev’s 12th round knockout of Enrico Koelling for the vacant IBF World light heavyweight belt was the fifth most-watched fight in US cable drawing 1,725,00 viewers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES According to Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, Pacquiao’s loss to Jeff Horn became the most-watched fight in US cable when the Brisbane bout aired on ESPN.The “Battle of Brisbane” drew 3,925,000 viewers in a bout that hometown hero Horn usurped Pacquiao for the WBO World welterweight belt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAncajas’ conquest of Teiru Kinoshita, which was the co-main event of the July 2 card in Brisbane, was the second most-watched fight in US cable in 2017.The Filipino’s seventh-round stoppage of Kinoshita drew 2,234,000 viewers who saw Ancajas retain the IBF World super flyweight title. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Teiru Kinoshita of Japan, in silver shorts, is on the floor after being knocked down by Jerwin Ancajas, in red shorts, of the Philippines during their IBF World Junior Bantamweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)A couple of Filipino fighters became the highest draws in US cable television in 2017 when Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas combined for more than six million viewers in one day alone.Pacquiao is undoubtedly on the last few pages of his storied boxing career, but his drawing power hasn’t waned one bit.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Valdez ‘blessed’ to have Gumabao, Gohing as new teammates Pacquiao and Ancajas, who ended up with wildly different fates in Brisbane, combined for 6,159,000 viewers for just one afternoon.Despite the hype surrounding the bout between former Olympic gold medalists Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux, it still didn’t come close to the figures of the Pacquiao-Horn match.The Lomachenko-Rigondeaux bout, wherein the Ukrainian retained his WBO World super featherweight championship, had 2,114,000 viewers almost half of what Pacquiao and Horn had.Pacquiao’s drawing power was so huge even the undercard of the “Battle of Brisbane” got almost two million viewers.Michael Conlan, who was fighting on just his second professional bout, overcame Jarrett Owen in the card’s second fight and it drew 1,867,000 spectators.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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MLB notes: Clemens not ready to commit

first_imgAtlanta Braves pitcher Mike Hampton injured his left side while taking batting practice and team doctors say he won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Hampton, starting the seventh season of a $121 million, eight-year contract, could be out as long as two months. The 34-year-old missed all of last season with injury problems related to his reconstructed elbow … Roster moves: Pittsburgh released outfielder Jody Gerut after nearly two years of inactivity due to a knee injury. The 29-year-old had only 18 at-bats with the Pirates since July, 2005. … Washington released infielder Tony Womack and said first baseman Nick Johnson (broken right leg) and left-handers Mike O’Connor (elbow surgery) and Brandon Claussen (shoulder surgery) are expected to start the season on the disabled list. Passings: John Vukovich, the longest-serving coach in Philadelphia Phillies history and a member of their only World Series championship team, died at 59. Vukovich, who had been suffering from complications caused by an inoperable brain tumor, served short stints as manager with Philadelphia and the Chicago Cubs, and spent the last 19 years with the Phillies. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Roger Clemens hugged Joe Torre, spoke to George Steinbrenner and cheered for Andy Pettitte. More than 10,000 people turned out to watch the New York Yankees play Cincinnati on Wednesday night in Tampa, Fla. Only one of those fans, however, might actually help New York win the World Series this year, which is why it created such a stir when the 44-year-old Clemens showed up. “It’s a huge commitment because as you get older, you want to continue to be able to stay injury-free and still you have a high expectation of playing,” he said. The seven-time Cy Young winner repeated that he’d only be interested in returning to play for the Yankees, Boston Red Sox or Houston Astros. He was 7-6 with a 2.30 ERA in 19 starts for his hometown Astros last season. Injury update: Oakland center fielder Mark Kotsay had back surgery to repair a herniated disk, an operation performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Robert Watkins. He is expected to miss three months … St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Kinney, a top candidate for setup reliever role, needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will likely miss the entire season. … center_img The Rocket posed for pictures, signed autographs and worked an inning on the Yankees’ telecast. He skipped answering the question that everyone is asking: Will he play again this season? “To totally be honest, I hear everybody. I understand. It’s very flattering,” he said. “There’s days where I’m excited about it, maybe I should try it, and then three days later I’m thinking that there’s no way. I don’t know that I can put my body through that again. last_img read more

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China on brink of protecting private property

first_imgThe measure could not pass the legislature, which acts under the party’s authority, without the active support of the top leadership. Yet the conspicuous silence of Hu and Wen appears to be a form of tribute to the lingering influence of current and former officials and leading scholars who argue that China’s economic policies have fueled corruption and enriched the elite at the expense of the poor and the environment. “My own view is that the leftist voices that have emerged are not going to disappear because we have a property law,” said Zhu Xueqin, a Shanghai-based historian and government expert who supports the law. “On the contrary, they are stronger now than they have been in some time.” The leadership did not so much overcome opposition to the property law as forbid it. Unlike in 2005, when leaders invited broad discussion about property rights, the latest drafts of the law were not widely circulated. Several left-leaning scholars, who favor preserving some elements of China’s eroded socialist system, said they had come under pressure from their universities to stay silent. BEIJING – After more than a quarter-century of market-oriented economic policies and record-setting growth, China today is expected to approve its first law explicitly protecting private property. The measure – which was delayed a year ago amid vocal opposition from resurgent socialist intellectuals and old-line, left-leaning members of the ruling Communist Party – is viewed by its supporters as building a more secure legal foundation for entrepreneurs and the country’s urban middle-class home and car owners. But delays in pushing it through the Communist Party’s generally pliant legislative arm, called the National People’s Congress, and a ban on news media discussion of the draft law, raise questions about the underlying intentions and the governing style of President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, experts say. Despite a high level of interest in the law among intellectuals and businessmen and the unexpected decision last year to withdraw the measure from the legislative agenda at the last minute, neither leader has spoken about the matter publicly. Wen’s two-hour address to the nation on the opening day of the annual two-week legislative session last week did not mention property rights. 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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Around Whittier

first_imgFor more information on the Whittier Health Center, call (562) 464-5350. For more information on school registration, call your neighborhood school or the district at (562) 942-1500. Nomination open for property award LA MIRADA – Nominations are being accepted for the city’s spring beautification program’s “most improved” category, which recognizes property owners who have made an extra effort to improve their properties. To nominate a property owner, a nomination form must be completed. Nomination forms are available at City Hall or on line at cityoflamirada.org. Sent nominations to: City of La Mirada, 13700 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, 90638. Nomination forms must be postmarked by May 7. Award recipients will be honored at a reception June25 at La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (562) 943-0131. Slide show to give history of Whittier WHITTIER – The Whittier Public Library will present “Retro Slide Show Tour” with Charles Phoenix at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Whittier Community Theatre, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Attendees can see California as it was in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Tickets are on sale for $25 at both Whittier Public Library locations. The main branch is at 7344 S. Washington Ave. and the other location is 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. All tickets will be entered for prizes. For more information, call (562) 464-3450. Antiques to be sold at spring fair WHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association will present its Spring Antique Faire from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic business district along Philadelphia Street, between Greenleaf and Painter avenues. Antiques lovers can browse items such as furniture, art, pottery, jewelry, glassware, quilts, toys, books, memorabilia and more. Residents can have items appraised from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. – a maximum of three items for cost of $3 each. Entertainment will also be provided, and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 696-2662 or visit www.whittieruptown.org. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Parents who want to enroll their kindergarten and first-grade students into the El Rancho Unified School District can register them from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 to 18 during kindergarten registration week. Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2. First-graders must be either 6 on or before Dec. 2 or 5 at the time of admission. Proof of immunization, age and residency must be provided, plus proof of a physical exam for first-graders. The Whittier Health Center, 7643 S. Painter Ave., Whittier, offers free immunizations for children from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. last_img read more

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Cheche joins AFC on three-month contract

first_imgCLUB UPDATEAFC Leopards is delighted to announce the signing of Kenyan international David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng on a short term contract .#SportPesa#INGWE pic.twitter.com/RxXj3IwNHc— AFC Leopards SC (@AFCLeopards) March 11, 2019He added; “The team has not started the season well but hopefully we can bounce into some good position. They have picked momentum winning the last two games and I hope we can build on that heading in to the remaining games of the second leg.”The defender who has previously played for Tusker FC will get into work immediately and will travel with the squad to Kakamega where they are scheduled to play Sofapaka in the first match of the second leg on Wednesday evening.Ochieng will be looking to get back into competitive form as he looks to get back into European football in the summer.Born on 07/10/1992 ,Ochieng is a Central Defender who has previously played for : IF Brommapojkarna (Sweden), New York Cosmos FC (USA) and Al Tawoon (Saudi Arabia)WELCOME BACK TO THE DEN DAVID OCHIENG pic.twitter.com/2lh0XmbqlL— AFC Leopards SC (@AFCLeopards) March 11, 2019He left Swedish side IF Bromma at the end of last season after their relegation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng signs his shirt term deal with AFC Leopards on March 11, 2019. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11 – Harambee Stars defender David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng has joined AFC Leopards on a three-month contract till the end of the season with the deal having been signed on Monday afternoon at the club’s offices.“There were several clubs which had put an offer on the table, but personally, I felt AFC would be the best place for me especially because it is a team I played for before. I am glad to have joined them and I hope I can be a positive addition to the team,” Ochieng said.last_img read more

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Keane could have a Euro 2016 role with Republic of Ireland – O’Neill

first_imgMartin O’Neill has admitted he could take Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane to the Euro 2016 finals even if he does not make it into the squad.The 35-year-old LA Galaxy striker has returned to his club after failing to shake off a niggling knee injury and will play no part in Tuesday night’s friendly against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium having missed Friday night’s 1-0 victory over Switzerland.Keane, Ireland’s record goalscorer with 67 in 143 appearances for his country, will do everything within his power to make the 23 for what seems certain to be his final major tournament as a player, but manager O’Neill may consider including him in the party anyway.The 64-year-old said: “I haven’t thought about that, I must admit, but I think Robbie would be thinking he would want to try to make the 23 first and foremost, and then we will see how things develop after that.“But he has been very influential in the group, he’s been very supportive the whole time he has been here and even when he hasn’t started in matches, he’s still with the team, so, yes, that is a thought, I must admit.”Keane, who is currently studying for his coaching badges, has revealed previously that he would love one day to be a part of the Ireland coaching set-up.However, he has been equally adamant that he will not hang up his boots until he is convinced he has nothing left to offer and although his legs may not now move quite as quickly as they did at the start of his 18-year senior international career, he still knows where the net is.His current injury is a concern with the finals less than three months away, although O’Neill is convinced there is no lasting damage.He said: “He [Keane] thought it might have been a little bit of a knock and of course when that’s got going away immediately, then you start getting a bit of a concern.“He feels as if, at worst, he might just get it ‘scoped and have a little look around to see what it is, and in this day and age, that doesn’t take too long. He’ll let us know what happening in the next couple of days, but no, I don’t think he is overly concerned.”While injury is currently hampering Keane, it could also have opened the door for fellow stalwart Shay Given, who will hope England counterpart Jack Butland’s misfortune might open the door for him to get back into the Stoke side after recovering from his own knee problem and in turn, stake a claim for a place in the squad.Given, who celebrates his 40th birthday next month, is back in training, although O’Neill plans to speak to him to get an update on his fitness.He said: “Jon Walters was just filling us in and saying he felt he was just getting back to really full training now, so if this is a spur to him now to feel as if he has got a chance, well done. But I will get an opportunity now to speak to him in next 24 hours.” 1 Robbie Keane is currently studying for his coaching badges last_img read more

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Inter Milan chasing Tottenham star after contract talks stall

first_imgInter Milan have made Tottenham star Christian Eriksen their top transfer target.The attacking midfielder is currently in talks with Spurs about extending his contract past 2018, but he is yet to pen an extension.That has sparked rumours that the Denmark international could be off and the likes of Juventus have already expressed an interest.However, according to Calcio Mercato, Inter Milan are also in the hunt to sign Eriksen after making him their number one transfer target.The Italian club are currently in transition after sacking Roberto Mancini, but he is expected to be replaced by former Ajax boss Frank de Boer.The Dutchman has reportedly agreed a three-year deal with Inter and he has given the club the green light to go for Eriksen. 1last_img

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MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER SENT BACK TO JAIL

first_imgJudge ordered man back to jail.A man who stalked his former girlfriend after breaking a safety order against him – has been sent back to jail after refusing to accept the order.One Garda, with almost 20 years service, gave evidence that Dawid Maciag’s victim, was the most frightened he had ever seen a person in all his years in the force. Maciag, 33, of Ard Adhannhain, Sallnagrane, Letterkenny was jailed in September for six months for refusing to heed and adhere to the conditions of the safety order made against him.The court heard that at a previous sitting at Letterkenny District Court on May 28th – a barring order was obtained against Maciag.However, despite initially adhering to the order – Mr Maciag then embarked on a stalking campaign in which he broke the order FIVE times during a TWO month period.Garda Emmet Brady disclosed the harrowing details to the court – and said that in all his seventeen years as a Garda he’d never seen a victim so terrified and scared of an ex-partner.Mr Maciag was seeking bail and early release from his prison sentence – but Garda Emmet Brady said the victim was at her wits end at the prospect of him being released.The court heard that Mr Maciag breached his safety order on August 9th, 10th, 30th and then again on September 5th and 8th and that was why he had been jailed.Recalling the final order breach, Emmet Brady told the court, “On September 8th, Mr Maciag spotted the applicant of the order inside the old Dunnes Stores near Oldtown.“He then entered the shop and gave the impression he was going to buy some items – his terrified ex-partner made a dash for the exit – but was followed by Mr Maciag.“She then crossed the road and entered a pharmacy, Mr Maciag stood at the entrance and said ‘I just want to talk to you.’“A member of the public noticed how distressed the young woman was and ordered Mr Maciag to stay outside the shop.”The court then heard that Gardaí were then called to the scene – and Mr Maciag was later arrested and subsequently jailed.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher asked Gardaí Brady had Mr Maciag physically assaulted his ex-partner during any of the times he breached his order.Garda Brady responded said that at no time was the victim physically assaulted, but said she lived in constant fear and that it had a terrible impact on her life.Patsy Gallagher also asked did Mr Maciag threaten her at any stage, to which again Garda Brady responded, “No, he just kept asking her to let him to talk to her, it repeated constantly that they needed to talk.Patsy Gallagher then called his client to the stand and asked him did he accept the rules and regulations of the safety ordered against him.The court was left stunned when the defendant said, “No, I don’t accept the safety order, because it’s not me, it’s about other people.”Judge John Aylmer then asked Patsy Gallagher did his client understand the question, with the aid of his interpreter the question was relayed to him again and he gave the same response.Judge Aylmer said, “In light of this admission, there is no merit in the application before the court.”Judge Aylmer then allowed Mr Gallagher to speak to his client outside for five minutes to relay the question once again.However, when the hearing resumed, Mr Gallagher informed the court that his client refused to accept the safety order made against him.Judge Aylmer dismissed the application and Mr Maciag was led back to jail to serve the remainder of his six-month sentence.MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER SENT BACK TO JAIL was last modified: December 17th, 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:BARRING ORDERcourtdonegalJUDGEletterkennylast_img read more

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