Deidre Michie Named Oly Fed Employee of the Quarter

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsOlympia Federal Savings is proud to announce Deidre Michie, Human Resources Generalist, as Employee of the Quarter. Michie was chosen for this award because she is incredibly thorough, professional and highly responsive when it comes to providing expert employee recruitment, hiring, orientation and benefits support.Human Resources Generalist Deidre Michie was named Oly Fed’s Employee of the Quarter. Photo courtesy: Olympia Federal SavingsMichie is dedicated to her professional development and recently received her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) designation, while also leading and implementing several new projects like Applicant Pro, Oly Fed’s new online job posting and application tool.“Whether it’s coordinating our benefits fair, United Way campaign, or payroll; Deidre is there to provide solid leadership, great ideas and helpful advice,” Lori Drummond, Olympia Federal Savings president and CEO said. “Deidre consistently has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor that brings fun and enjoyment to the work she does. We’re fortunate to have someone of Deidre’s caliber at Oly Fed and she is well-deserving of this honor.”last_img read more

The Men In White: Team India announce playing XI for first test; Rishabh Pant…

first_imgImage Courtesy: SportskeedaAdvertisement xwpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs190sWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3lym( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mxfWould you ever consider trying this?😱5zhyf5Can your students do this? 🌚64d5g9Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Men In Blue announced their playing XI for the first test against the Proteas at Vishakapatnam. Wriddhiman Saha makes his return to the squad after a long injury lay-off and replaces the under-fire Rishabh Pant. Advertisement Image Courtesy: SportskeedaRohit Sharma is set to open for the first time in the longest format with the absence of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan in the squad. He will open the innings alongside Mayank Agarwal.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has opted to go for 3 spinners including Hanuma Vihari as the ground by the seashore in Vishakapatnam is known for its prolific turn. The spinners that made the cut are Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin with Kuldeep Yadav missing out.Advertisement Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami are the two pacers in the set-up. Jasprit Bumrah misses out on the series as a result of a stress fracture in his back. Umesh Yadav, who replaced him, failed to get into the XI.The hosts have gone with the same middle order comprising of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari. The home series might be the perfect opportunity for Pujara to get back into his groove after a quiet outing in the Caribbean.Read Also:Sreesanth opens up on his dislike for CSK and jail sentenceSouth African spinner Keshav Maharaj wants to emulate Indian spin twins Advertisementlast_img read more

Ishant Sharma first Indian bowler to pick up a 5 for in pink ball…

first_imgAdvertisement ne1aa2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5am6gcoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) swlhWould you ever consider trying this?😱g4Can your students do this? 🌚9nhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was the first bowler to pick up a five wicket haul in the pink ball test cricket. All three Indian fast bowlers showed a lot of intent throughout the first innings. Ishant Sharma took the wickets of Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Nayeem Hasan, Ebadat Hossain and concussion substitute Mehidy Hasan on the first day of the pink ball test match at Eden Gardens.Advertisement The batsmen of Bangladesh could not survive long against the brilliant performance of Indian bowling lineup. India were on top of their game right from the beginning of the test match. Ishant Sharma got the first break through of the match after getting the wicket of Imrul Kayes. After that, Mahmudullah edged the ball and Wriddhiman Saha took a brilliant catch behind the stumps. Ebadat Hossain and Nayeem Hasan were bowled and Cheteswar Pujara took a brilliant catch to dismiss the concussion substitute of Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan on Friday.Advertisement Ishant Sharma is the senior most fast bowler in this Indian cricket team. He will certainly cherish the moment of taking five wickets in front of the fully filled up Eden Gardens stadium in the first pink ball day night test match in India.Faf du Plessis rues ‘copy and paste’ Indian approach in test series – gets roasted by fans for it!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

New Member Joins Monmouth Beach Commission

first_imgBy John Burton |MONMOUTH BEACH – The reorganization of the municipal government on Tuesday saw a new member come on board for the governing body and a call from one resident for a change at the top.David F. Stickle, the newest member, was sworn in at the meeting for a four-year term on the three-member commission, the municipality’s governing body.Stickle, 58, was the top vote-getter by a wide margin in the May 9 election in the four-way race for the three spots. Based upon vote tallies, Stickle’s 528 votes, according to the county clerk’s office, led to the ouster of incumbent Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Jr.Mitchell had campaigned with fellow incumbents James F. Cunniff and Susan Howard, with the three running on the same ticket under the banner “Proven Leadership Putting You First,” for the non-partisan election.The mayor’s position is selected by the majority vote of the commission members. Howard, who has been on the commission for 12 years and has served as mayor for those 12 years, was again selected for the post. But the vote was 2-1 for Howard, with Stickle voting no.The renaming of Howard as mayor rankled Bayonne Street resident Tom “Tugger” Degnan. Degnan commended Howard’s service and credited her with turning the municipal-operated bathing pavilion, its pool and beach club, into a “cash cow” for the borough. Afterward Stickle explained his vote. “Mayor Howard has done a great job and I believe she will continue to do a great job,” as mayor, he said. But, he continued, “it was expressed to me they wanted me as mayor,” referring to his supporters.Stickle, 58, is married with three young adult sons and owns and operates a warehouse business equipment company. “I just wanted to help the town,” he said of his reason for running for office, his first attempt at public office, believing his business experience would be beneficial.The concerns for the community remain the same, he explained, as it continues to address Super Storm Sandy recovery issues and flood mitigation. “And, of course, keeping taxes low,” he added.This article was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times But Degnan asked that Howard step aside and “listen to the voters,” to let Stickle take on the mayor’s role. Stickle’s election, according to Degnan “represents a new direction for Monmouth Beach,” given he received nearly twice as many votes as the next candidate.David F. Stickle, with his wife, Lisa, takes the oath of office this week as the newest member of the Monmouth Beach Commission.Howard said she wouldn’t resign.“One more question to you, Mayor Howard,” Degnan asked. “Do you believe what you’re doing is morally right?”“I don’t think there’s any question about my dedication to this town or Jim’s dedication,” Howard concluded, referring to her running mate. Cunniff has been a commissioner for 20 years.Borough attorney Dennis Collins explained to Degnan that with Monmouth Beach’s form of government, the designated mayor is just one of three voting members, with no additional authority, other than probably just being able to officiate marriages and oversee commission meetings.last_img read more

No pressure on Green and White as Leafs begin playoff run against Nitehawks

first_imgIt’s obvious from the body language of the players on the ice, in the NDCC tunnel or during post-game interviews the Nelson Leafs is not a happy bunch.So everybody relax already.Most experts have already written off the Green and White after the team slumped to its seventh straight loss Saturday at home against the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season champion, Castlegar Rebels.The Rebels looked like pre-playoff favourites while the Leafs played like a shadow of the team that was ripping up the league in November.But the Leafs don’t play the Rebels.First up for the Green and White is the defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks — a team Nelson has enjoyed great success this season.Oh, did we say that success happened . . . you guessed it, early in the season. Which to those keeping score at home is in the past.“That’s what we’re all thinking about right now . . . nobody is thinking about the regular season,” said Leaf captain Colton Schell.“We’ve got no memories about the regular season,” Schell, the Leafs leading scorer this season. “Hopefully that will be our new season and we’ll be good in the playoffs.”Nelson opens the Murdoch Division playoffs Friday in Fruitvale against the Hawks. Game two is Saturday before the series shifts back to the NDCC Arena for games three and four Monday and Tuesday.Game times in Nelson are 7 p.m.After Nelson owned the Hawks through the first half of the season, Beaver Valley took over down the stretch, winning four straight since New Years Eve.Of course no Beaver Valley playoff teams look the same from the one that starts the season as the Hawks coaching staff does what it takes to build a winner.This year is no difference as coach Terry Jones fine-tuned the team from the one that was crushed 12-0 and 10-3 by Nelson earlier in the season.Hawks added high scoring forwards Dallas Calvin and Ryan Edwards along with brusier Keanan Patershuk, and the Hawks haven’t looked back.“I truly believe we have the team that can go far in the playoffs . . . we were first in all the league for much of the season until the last seven games,” said Schell, keeping the faith.Schell is probably one of the few keeping the faith.Which just might play into the hands of the struggling Green and White, which are not expected to do much.“We got nothing to worry about . . . the pressure is on everybody else,” Schell said.Marcus Beesley is expected to get the start against the Hawks while Jones may revert to his rotating strategy that won the Hawks the league title a year ago when Zach Perehudoff and last year’s grad Mike Vlanich played throughout the playoffs.Jarrod Schamerhorn is the other Beaver Valley goalie.LEAF NEWS: The Nelson Daily has learned that Leaf management has applied to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2014. The provincial Junior B tournament rotates between the three leagues — KIJHL, Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island. Nelson submitted a bit the last time the KIJHL played host to the four-team, round-robin tournament in 2011 but lost out to Fernie. BC Hockey has the final say in determining the host city for the Cyclone Tournament. The host team gains an automatic bye into the four-team event with the three Junior B league winners. The 2013 tournament is being hosted by Comox Valley Glacier Kings April 11-13. . . . Castlegar hosts Spokane in the other Murdoch semi starting Friday in the Sunflower City. . . . The Golden Rockets opened the KIJHL playoffs with a 4-2 win Thursday over Kimberley Dynamiters.last_img read more

Bombers need shootout to capture Prince Charles Tourney

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers needed a shootout to get past Mt Baker Wild in the final of the Prince Charles Comets High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament in Creston.The teams were tied after regulation time, forcing a shootout to determine the overall champ.,LVR did not allow a goal through the round robin, blasting David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 6-0, Grand Forks Wolves 4-0 and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 5-0. The Bombers are the defending Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer Champs.LVR finishing in the top ten at the 2012 tournament in Burnaby.last_img read more

Only days until the 2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon

first_imgMany of the club members tacklet the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.In 2013, Eddie Smith of Penticton ran away with the men’s long course top prize while Sarah MacArthur of Calgary won the women’s race after Helen Munro of Kelowna was disqualified.In the short course race Ian Sharp was crowned the men’s winner after it was determined that Connor Breitkreuz of Robson missed a turn, forcing race officials to disqualify the local competitor.For complete information go to the Nelson Cyswogn Fun website. It’s days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon.Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.Club members have been training for up to two months, swimming in the NDCC pool along with running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 3 at 8 a.m.last_img read more

Ghostriders dump Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson

first_imgJustin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player. The Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player.last_img read more

MISS MY ROSE STALKS PACE AND IS MOVED UP TO WIN VIA DQ IN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES

first_imgMISS MY ROSE STALKS PACE AND IS MOVED UP TO WIN VIA DQ IN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES; GRYDER & D’AMATO TEAM FOR SEVEN FURLONG WIN IN 1:24.30 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 4, 2019)–Originally second by three quarters of a length, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Miss My Rose, who was the recipient of a significant bump a furlong out, was awarded Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes via disqualification.  Ridden by Aaron Gryder, Miss My Rose finished just off an official final time of 1:24.30.Although she broke slowly, headstrong favorite Hard Not to Love pulled her way to the lead five furlongs out and was shaded around the far turn by the original winner, Sneaking Out.  With Gryder sitting chilly, Miss My Rose was fanned four-wide, but had a full head of steam until impeded.A first-out maiden winner going six furlongs on March 30, Miss My Rose was the 9-5 second choice in a field of five sophomore fillies and paid $5.80, $3.20 and $2.20.Bred in Kentucky by Venneri Racing and Flintridge Stables, Miss My Rose, a daughter of Magician, out of the Afternoon Deelites mare Ava G, picked up $47,400 for the win, increasing her earnings to $80,400.Sneaking Out, who finished 7 ½ lengths clear of the third horse, Hard Not to Love, was the 9-5 third choice with Rafael Bejarano and paid $3.00 and $2.10.Hard Not to Love, who proved a handful on post parade and during the running of the Angels Flight, tired badly to finish third, 2 ¼ lengths clear of Tiz a Master.  Off at 3-2 with Tiago Pereira, Hard Not to Love paid $2.10 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.54, 45.19 and 1:10.65.last_img read more

Stable Notes By Ed Golden & Mike Willman – Saturday, February 22, 2020

first_img42% Jorge Velez123 Doug O’Neill74 32 27 $625,068 15 $613,787 29 $1,576,464 11% 1st 11 7 14% AMERICAN THEOREM’S NEXT WORK IS KEY $593,957 44% 18 7 2nd 45% J.C. Diaz, Jr.62 23% 10 5 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 21) 2 12 Bob Baffert57 ITM% 9 Philip D’Amato67 10 61% $1,552,784 5 17 12% 70% 22% 38% $981,476 $600,117 Tiago Pereira88 9 21 14 16% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS                                                                                                           25 7 3 35% 1st 2nd 51% 7 23% Steve Knapp35 22 9% 10% $883,476 26 44% 9 Victor Espinoza41 3 9 $551,881 $1,272,262 19 11 26 ‘FASHIONABLE FILLIES’ HERE ON MARCH 8 40% 12 7 $424,971 TrainerSts Flavien Prat120 7 33% Richard Baltas78 30% 21% 9 GLATT MAKES HIS MARK WITH RICK PITINOcenter_img 50% 40% 8 53% Peter Miller55 48% Ruben Fuentes61 $1,325,052 6 21% 7 7 4 3rd 28% 2 $751,312 Money Won 8 49% 3rd Win% 11% 13 3 ITM% 12 5 Abel Cedillo179 15% 4 9 8 37% 13 Geovanni Franco63 Umberto Rispoli94 47% $1,181,321 Mario Gutierrez65 JockeyMts Joel Rosario115 $487,630 Win% VENETIAN HARBOR DRILLS FOR SA OAKS 10 $275,545 22% Money Won $627,367 GLATT, PITINO A WINNING COMBINATIONMark Glatt enjoyed a fantastic Friday when he saddled Tamaraandtheboys to win the seventh race with Assael Espinoza in the irons after sending out first-time starter Striking a Pose to register a $54.20 upset under Umberto Rispoli in the fifth race.Tamaraandtheboys, a four-year-old daughter of Clubhouse Ride, is owned by Glatt and 67-year-old basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who campaigns as RAP Racing.“We each own 50 percent of the horse,” said the 46-year-old Glatt, a successful fixture on the Southern California circuit after departing from the Great Northwest. “We got together through a mutual friend, Bob Bone. He owns part of a three-year-old Cal-bred filly I train as well. But this is the first horse I’ve had for Rick.”Pitino’s career includes college tours with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, and, on the professional level, the NBA’s Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.Striking a Pose, a four-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Majesticperfection out of the Smart Strike dam Striking Scholar, was making his debut in a maiden allowance test and won the mile event by three-quarters of a length.“He’s got a half-brother that won the (Grade III) Longacres Mile in back-to-back years,” Glatt pointed out, alluding to Stryker Phd, winner in 2014 and 2015 under Leslie Mawing for trainer Larry Ross. “It’s a Smart Strike mare and she’s had one other horse that had some ability, so she’s been a good-producing mare so far.”As for Rispoli, a two-time champion in his native Italy, Glatt is one of a growing number of horsemen and handicappers the rider has won over through 28 days of the Winter Meet, where he has 21 wins, good for fourth in the standings.“He’s doing great,” Glatt said. “He’s excellent on the turf, but really rides everything pretty good. He seems very intelligent and he knows what to tell you after a race. His input has been very useful so far. It makes sense and I think they’re all reasons he’s doing well.”STREAKING VENETIAN HARBOR WORKS FAST HALF FOR OAKSIn her first recorded work since daylighting her competition by 9 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor drilled a half mile in a bullet 46.20 Friday at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat.“I was very happy to see she was so relaxed,” said Baltas, the meet’s leading trainer through 28 racing days with 19 wins. “I told Flavien my only concern was to keep her relaxed, within herself. I looked at the watch and it said 46 and one. I’ve never had a horse do that.”Although the Grade III Santa Ysabel, at a mile and one sixteenth, had been considered, Baltas said the three-year-old daughter of Munnings would likely pass the race.“I was glad to see she’s in good shape this morning. We’re gonna wait until the Santa Anita Oaks (Grade II, $400,000, at 1 1/16 miles April 4). I’ve had some good ones, but yes, she’s the best filly I’ve ever had. I’ve never had a horse do what she’s done and if we can keep her healthy and sound, there’s no telling what we’ve got.”Bred in Kentucky, Venetian Harbor, who is out of the Street Cry mare Sounds of the City, debuted at five furlongs on turf Nov. 15 at Del Mar, finishing a close second as the even money favorite. A 10 ¾ length maiden winner at 6 ½ furlongs on dirt here Dec. 29, she stretched out for the first time in the Las Virgenes and although she was a bit keen in the early stages, demolished her competition as the 1-5 favorite.Purchased for $110,000 out of the Keeneland September 2018 Yearling Sale, Venetian Harbor, with two wins from three starts, has earnings of $163,400.OHIO COULD MAKE HISTORY IN FRANK E. KILROE MILEOhio will attempt to become only the second back-to-back winner of the prestigious Frank E. Kilroe Mile when he runs in the Grade I race on turf March 7.The Brazilian-bred gelding posted a 9-1 upset in 2019 when he nosed out favored Catapult in a thrilling renewal of the race, which will be contested for the 62nd time this year.“He’s coming off a nice win in the same race he won in 2019, the Cotton Fitzsimmons atTurf Paradise,” said Michael McCarthy, who trains the venerable bay for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Bruce Treitman. “He’s doing very well and it’s not like he needs to run every 30 days, so we’ll pick and choose our spots since he’s nine years old.“But he still has plenty of gas left in the tank and still wants to run. The timing is right and fortunately it’s a Grade I, so it’s expected to be tough.“Our horse is doing well; you can’t fault him.”Ohio was claimed for $50,000 on June 10, 2018 at Del Mar. Overall, he has a 10-5-3 record from 33 starts with earnings of $585,293.Ga Hai is the only horse to win the Kilroe in consecutive years, in 1975 under Jacinto Vasquez and in 1976 with Fernando Toro up. The trainer was Gene Cleveland.‘FASHIONABLE FILLIES’ LUNCHEON TO BE HELD MARCH 8“Go West Young Lady!” A successful event for nearly two decades in Saratoga Springs, New York, Santa Anita will host its first “Fashionable Fillies” Luncheon in the track’s Chandelier Room on Sunday, March 8.The event is sponsored by The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, a charitable trust which provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.“The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon has been a successful event on the east coast, and we’re excited to bring it to Santa Anita,” said Shannon Kelly, Executive Director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. “We wanted to bring it west to engage the California racing community and show the important work that the Safety Net does for those in need in the racing industry across the country.”The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include cocktails, lunch and the opportunity to shop with local vendors. Tickets are $150 each and all proceeds will be earmarked by the foundation to benefit the backstretch community of Southern California.Those interested in this very worthwhile cause are encouraged to respond by this Monday, Feb. 24 to Shannon Kelley at (212) 521-5327, or via email at skelly@jockeyclub.com.FINISH LINES: George Papaprodromou was pleased with Triple Crown hopeful American Theorem‘s five furlong workout Friday in 1:01.40 but will not announce the colt’s three-year-old debut race until after his breeze next week.  “He worked great, galloped out well but we have no plans yet,” the trainer said Saturday morning. “We should know after his breeze next week.” . . . Rafael Bejarano rides Legends of War for Doug O’Neill in the Ste 1351 Cup at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf Saturday in Saudi Arabia.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on February 22nd, 2020Quick Questions With Exercise Rider Humberto GomezAndrew Lerner Shedrow Stroll: Get to Know Biddy DukeAndrew Lerner Shedrow Stroll: Get to Know RagerWORKOUTS:Appriciated (Becerra) 2-21-20Venetian Harbor (Baltas) 2-21-20Julius (O’Neill) 2-21-20United (Outside) and Affianced (Mandella) 2-21-20Gidgetta (Outside) and Untouched Elegance (Baltas) 2-21-20Eight Rings (Inside) and Ax Man (Outside) (Baffert) 2-21-20Croughavouke (Mullins) 2-20-20Game Winner (Baffert) 2-20-20I Want One (Lerner) 2-20-20 Brian Koriner32 24% 9 18 6 20 $875,302 16 35% $304,481 $1,777,754 12 12 42% 9 Mike Smith40 Michael McCarthy30 50% 8 20% 24 $295,662 67% John Sadler54 22 8 17% 17% $284,222 29% 7 2 Drayden Van Dyke95 13% OHIO IN FRANK E. KILROE STATE OF MIND 14last_img read more