13 Haitian migrants stranded at sea rescued near Martin County

first_imgMartin County Sheriff’s Office marine units assisted the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol in rescuing 13 people, nine men, three women and a 4-month-old baby, who were stranded at sea for almost a week.Officials said the migrants were located Friday several miles offshore and they told officials they were seeking a better life.  According to the sheriff’s office, the boat originated from Haiti and lost power at some point, becoming afloat for an unknown period of time until it was spotted.Officials say one of the women and her child were suffering dehydration.All passengers were turned over to the Coast Guard.last_img

Olympia Weekend Event Calendar

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Published for Friday, November 15Those holiday bazaars are starting to pop up with some frequency now.  I’m feeling that shift is focus as we move further away from Halloween.  I’m excited to share some outstanding holiday stories with you over the next few weeks.  In the meantime, here is what is going on around Olympia this weekend.  Check out our full event calendar for even more activities.Get ready for the Hunger Games release with teen activities at the Olympia Timberland Library on Friday night.“American Roulette” continues its production throughout the weekend.  Read a review by one of our teen writers here.Enjoy a film through the Olympia Film Festival at the historic Capitol Theater.  Showtimes can be found here.Walk in nature at the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail or the McLane Nature Trail.  See salmon spawning just a few minutes from downtown Olympia.Dig clams along Washington beaches.  Razor clam tide information can be found here.Tap your foot to some live music.  A complete live music listing for this weekend can be found here.Catch a performance of Olympia High School’s “Midsummer Jersey.”Grab an authentic Mexican meal through Mijas and support domestic violence survivors.Pick up a rare find at the Olympia Record Show on Saturday from 3 – 7 p.m.Chuckle along with comedians at the Lucky Eagle Casino on Saturday night.  The comedy festival is sure to cure any rainy day doldrums.Submit an event for our calendar here.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here.last_img read more

FANTASTIC STYLE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $75,000 ANGELS FLIGHT STAKES BY 3 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT FILLY GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:20.38

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 16, 2015)–Under aggressive handling from Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert’s Fantastic Style cruised to a 3 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita. Sent from the gate in a field of five 3-year-old fillies, Fantastic Style set fractions of 22.39, 44.70 and 1:08.10 en route to a final clocking of 1:20.38.“I knew we were the speed in the race and it looked like the track was pretty fast in the first race,” said Bejarano. “We had a clean break and I decided to take advantage of it and take care of business. She likes to run this way and she gave me a big kick.”The second choice at 2-1, Fantastic Style paid $6.40, $2.60 and $2.10. Owned by Kaleem Shah, who along with Baffert, is at Pimlico Race Course today to see Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund run in the Preakness, Fantastic Style returned to Southern California following a third place finish in the Grade II, seven furlong Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland April 12 to register her third win from five starts. With the winner’s share of $47,400, she increased her earnings to $152,000.“I didn’t necessarily think she would ‘romp’ in here, but I did think she would run well,” said Baffert assistant Mike Marlow. “She made a nice lead and the fast track today just kind of carried her. She ran very well.”Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, favored Tara’s Tango sat second down the backside and around the turn but could never get on terms with the winner and had to settle for second money, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 3-5, Tara’s Tango paid $2.40 and $2.10.Ben’s Duchess, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, broke from the far outside and pressured the favorite around the turn but was third best. Off at 9-2, she paid $2.10 to show.The Angels Flight was carded as the second race on an 11-race Preakness Day card.last_img read more

SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER FACILE 3 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES, NEXT STOP: EPIC SHOWDOWN VS. TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH

first_imgZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES ON 11-RACE OPENING DAY CARD AT SANTA ANITA “Then I thought if I scratch her something else could come up, then everything would be messed up,” he said, “so I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.” “She knows what her job is and she enjoys it,” Stevens said. “That big brain between her ears is what makes her different and special.” In her previous start, Beholder won the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, beating colts by 8 1/4 lengths. She has won 15 of 20 career starts, including 11 of 12 at Santa Anita. The victory, worth $180,000, increased her earnings to $4,436,600. In other Grade 1 races:_Smooth Roller overtook pacesetter Bayern to win the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes by 5 ½ lengths. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Smooth Roller ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.08 and paid $13 to win. Land Over Sea was second and Right There third. The other seven fillies and mares in the Zenyatta were running for second-place money, and all of them went off at double-digit odds. The Zenyatta was one of five Grade 1 races on the card, with winners earning automatic berths in various Breeders’ Cup races. “That stretch run was probably a treadmill test for the cardiologist,” O’Neill said. “That was truly so exciting.” “I hate to say easy, but it really did look easy,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. “She’s good. She’s really, really good.” “I’d like to see what happens when that takes place,” said B. Wayne Hughes, who owns Beholder and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. “He’s a very good horse. He’s one of a kind. But he’s a colt, that’s his disadvantage.” The Ireland-bred filly ran 1 1/4 miles on turf in 2:00.76 and paid $19.40, $10.80 and $7.60 at 8-1 odds for trainer Graham Motion. Photo Call earned a berth in the BC Filly & Mare Turf. ARCADIA, Calif. _ Bring on American Pharoah. American Pharoah was expected to work out at Santa Anita on Sunday. He hasn’t run since finishing second in the Travers last month. My Sweet Addiction returned $5.40 and $3.40, while Savings Account was another 5 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $5.60 to show. “To run second to that mare is really a good thing,” said Mike Smith, who rode My Sweet Addiction. “She just did everything right, but we ran against Beholder.” _Photo Call scored a 2 ¼-length upset in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke.center_img She ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.79 and paid $2.40 to win as the 1-5 favorite for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Songbird earned a berth in the BC Juvenile Fillies. _Nyquist outlasted Swipe in a stretch duel to win the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Nyquist ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.89 and paid $3 to win as the 1-2 favorite. By BETH HARRISAP Racing Writer Elektrum, another Ireland-bred, was second. Stormy Lucy was third. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert went 2-3, with Hoppertunity and Bayern, whose loss likely sent him into retirement. The 93-degree heat was a concern to Mandella, who briefly considered scratching Beholder. There was a stewards’ inquiry into the stretch run, when Nyquist came over on rail-hugging Swipe twice and appeared to brush him, but no changes were made.Swipe was second and Hollywood Don third. “I’m not going to make any predictions, but I can’t wait to get to Keeneland,” said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who rides Beholder. “I just hope everybody shows up like they did today. I’ll probably feel less pressure going into the Classic than what I felt today. I knew we had to get through this one as easy as possible and it was.” The 5-year-old mare and the Triple Crown winner are headed for a highly anticipated match-up in the $5 million Classic at Keeneland in Kentucky. _Songbird won the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 4 1/2 lengths under Smith to improve to 3-0. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist earned an automatic berth into the BC Juvenile. The 2-year-old colt improved to 4-0. Beholder beat up on the competition again, winning the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday in her final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Beholder earned her sixth straight victory, this time by 3 1/4 lengths. She ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.83 and paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 as the 1-9 favorite. Beholder broke on the far outside in the No. 9 post and settled just off the pace. She overtook leader My Sweet Addiction near the quarter-pole and pulled away through the stretch, with Stevens not needing his whip. He patted her mane as she crossed the finish line. Bayern won last year’s BC Classic, but he is 0-5 this year, finishing last twice. His third-place result equaled his best showing this season. Hard Not to Like, the 8-5 favorite, finished eighth.last_img read more

a month ago​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questions

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Klopp bemused over Liverpool fitness questionsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is not impressed by questions about his side’s fitness.Some pundits questioned whether the Reds had the physical conditioning to keep up with the Italian side.They looked out thought and out fought in a 2-0 loss in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday night.When asked about fitness, Klopp said the following to the club’s official website: “There was no physical problem apart from the normal physical problems in a game like this, which is very intense [because] both teams fight hard and all that stuff. It’s not a physical problem tonight.”We have to finish the situations off. How everybody is in life, you need positive moments and you can run forever. “We didn’t have really positive moments tonight. They obviously got the second air, so they could go again. That’s normal, but that was not the reason.” last_img read more

a month agoNorwich boss Daniel Farke: Players didn’t let me down today

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Norwich boss Daniel Farke: Players didn’t let me down todayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke says they must learn from defeat at Crystal Palace.Farve says that everyone must stick together to make Carrow Road a fortress, following the club’s 2-0 away defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.“It was clear that there would be difficult periods during this season,” he said. “To be competitive at this level is so difficult for us, especially with such a harsh injury situation. We have to stick together and show great commitment and desire.“The players didn’t let me down today, they tried everything and gave their heart. We just weren’t effective enough in using our chances. Carrow Road will be a fortress again next week. We have to go through this difficult time together.”He added: “There were some crucial periods in the game. We had to stand strong in the first 15 minutes and not allow them to have many chances. There was no need to concede the penalty because the striker was facing away from our goal. We have to be a bit more calm.” last_img read more

Photo: Jonathan Williams Part Of Victory Formation In Liberty Bowl After Missing Entire Season

first_imgJonathan Williams featured in victory formation during Liberty Bowl.jonthan williams victory formationThis past August, Arkansas star junior running back Jonathan Williams suffered a season-ending foot injury during a team scrimmage. Well, it was supposed to be season-ending, at least. Saturday, during the Liberty Bowl, Williams actually technically made it back on the field. With the Razorbacks holding a 45-23 lead over Kansas State in the game’s final few minutes, head coach Bret Bielema opted to put Williams on the field in the back of the team’s victory formation. Considering the fact that Williams is now headed to the NFL, it was his final few snaps of his collegiate career.In the back of that formation is senior @Jwillpart2. Thanks for the memories! #WPS #LibertyBowl pic.twitter.com/68nGRGHSW7— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) January 2, 2016I love this. @Jwillpart2 post game. Awesome seeing him on the field this year #WPS pic.twitter.com/x9WqvIdrNU— Chase Shannon (@chase_shannon) January 3, 2016Props to Bielema for figuring out a way to let Williams go out on a high note.last_img read more

Stars Say I Will On 911 Anniversary

first_imgOn radio and television stations across the country, on highway billboards, and in newspapers and magazines, Americans are being introduced to a new phrase that is gradually reshaping the way they and the nation thinks about 9/11 for generations to come: “I will.”“I will go up to a policeman or fireman and say thank you,” a young man says in one radio ad. A young girl adds, “I will volunteer at my church.” Another woman says, “I will help plant a tree.” These are called “I wills,” personal pledges by individuals to perform a good deed on 9/11. On the campaign’s website, 911day.org, people are encouraged to share their own good deed plans (“I wills”) for 9/11.It’s all part of a prominent national public service campaign, now in its second year, urging the country to annually observe the anniversary of 9/11 as a day of doing good deeds in tribute to the 9/11 victims, rescue and recovery workers and military. The movement, founded by the nonprofit MyGoodDeed shortly after the attacks, is called 9/11 Day.This year more than 30 well-known celebrities have joined the movement, by sharing and posting personal 9/11 stories and pledges as short videos on the 9/11 Day website. These include John Krasinski from “The Office,” Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife,” Dr. Oz, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and defensive end Justin Tuck, rapper Fabolous, philosopher Deepak Chopra, and even Jason Acuna, better known as Johnny Knoxville’s side kick “Wee-Man.”Krasinski talks about nearly losing his brother. Dr. Oz recalls having a patient on the operating table when he learned of the attacks, and actress Lucy Hale, in elementary school at the time, remembers her Principal calling all the teachers out into the hallway.Organizers of 9/11 Day assembled a diverse group of celebrities for these videos, representing many genres, everyone from top television and film stars to philosophers, professional athletes and even Olympic gold medalists. In many cases, the videos are shot from mobile phones, as if they were home movies, providing a rare opportunity to see celebrities as ordinary people who, like the most Americans, were deeply moved by what happened on 9/11. “We wanted to show that when it comes to 9/11, we all are the same,” says David Paine, President and co-founder of the 9/11 Day Observance and MyGoodDeed. 
“9/11 stripped away the labels which usually separate us as people, and regardless of whether you were a celebrity, a Democrat or a Republican, the 9/11 tragedy brought us together as people. And that’s something we need to remember and honor each year in tribute to those lost and heroic on 9/11.”9/11 Victim Helps Inspire a Movement of GoodThe 9/11 Day Observance was originally founded in 2002, in part in response to the death of attorney and volunteer firefighter/EMT Glenn Winuk, the brother of Paine’s friend and 9/11 Day co-founder Jay S. Winuk. “David called me after he heard that my brother Glenn had died as a rescuer in the attacks,” Winuk remembers. “He said, ‘what do you think about creating 9/11 as an annual day of charitable service in tribute to Glenn and the many others who died, were injured, or rose in service in response to the attacks?’ I thought it was the perfect idea, and off we went.”Over the next decade Winuk and Paine built support throughout the 9/11 community, from countless corporations and nonprofits schools and on Capitol Hill, culminating in passage of bipartisan federal legislation by the U.S. Congress in 2009 that lead to the President of the United States designating September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. “After that, the support increased even more, attracting millions to the observance around the world,” Winuk says.The I Will campaign was launched in 2011, for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The result was extraordinary. A remarkable 33 million Americans, from all 50 states, engaged in good deeds and charitable service as a constructive way of observing 9/11 last year, according to independent research conducted in 2011 by Horizon Consumer Science for 9/11 Day. This outpouring of compassion transformed 9/11 into the nation’s largest day of charitable service by a wide margin.This year organizers expect the 9/11 Day Movement to be big as well. “While we’re not talking about the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, in some respects we are seeing more support in terms of organizations joining, an increase in website traffic and interest, and other indicators that point to a large observance again this year,” Paine said. The group expects to receive at least 100,000 visits to its website over the next few days, with tens of thousands of people sharing their good deeds on the site, and on the group’s 9/11 Day Facebook page. On 9/11, Paine and Winuk also have been invited to ring The Opening BellSM of the New York Stock Exchange, along with Marie Tillman, widow of war hero Pat Tillman, other military veteran and 9/11 leaders, and the co-founders of Action America, a 9/11 volunteer activation platform.Separately, thousands of volunteer service projects are planned throughout the country, inspired by the movement. Many are being organized by local civic entities, cities, chambers of commerce, schools and faith groups. Prominent national nonprofits are also marking this day with service, from Habitat to Humanity and local United Ways to HandsOn Network and the American Red Cross. This year, 9/11 Day is also organizing its own volunteer service projects, in partnership with The Mission Continues, a military veteran training organization, Volunteers of America, and Second Harvest Heartland. Eight projects, designed to help train military veterans to become nonprofit and business leaders, are planned for 9/11 in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Chicago.All projects are open to the public and those interested in participating may register to volunteer at these local projects by clicking here.Teaching Future Generations About 9/119/11 Day also is again focusing significant resources on educating children who were too young to remember 9/11, or not born yet. “It is important that future generations learn that 9/11 wasn’t just about the actions of terrorists, but also about how our nation banded together, put aside our differences, and emerged a stronger country despite what happened to us,” Paine says. Lesson plans for educators on 9/11 Day are downloadable free of charge at 911day.org and at scholastic.com/911day, and are being offered to more than one million public school teachers. The program is being implemented under special funding provided by American Express, Target and GlaxoSmithKline, in partnership with Scholastic and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which oversees the federal implementation of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. CNCS also is distributing free lesson plan posters to more than 10,000 schools.This year, MyGoodDeed group has raised over $15 million in cash and donated services, close to what it raised for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, with major funding provided by American Express, GlaxoSmithKline, Target, the NFL, Cantor Fitzgerald, Viacom, Corporation for National and Community Service, NYSE Euronext, Holland & Knight, Benjamin Moore, and Aerva, along with Clear Channel, which donated more than $7 million in media to help support this year’s I will campaign.The group kicked off this year’s 9/11 Day campaign on August 16 in New York City, unveiling a 30-foot sculpture of the words “I will” in Times Square. Pedestrians were invited to have their pictures taken while standing as the “I”, with photos posted on Times Square billboards and on the 9/11 Day Facebook page. For 9/11, the I will sculpture will remain on tour in New York City, displayed at two locations in Manhattan, at 1211 Avenue of the Americas on 9/10, and again in front of the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street in New York City, on 9/12.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more