Waiting For Unredacted Declassified Transcript of Trump’s Ukraine Call

first_imgPresident Trump says the secretary of state has received permission from Ukraine’s government to release the transcript of a phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president. And, Congress could see a whistleblower complaint about a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s leader this week. The White House is reportedly preparing to release the complaint along with an inspector general report on the issue. During the phone call in question, Trump reportedly pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The phone call has prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani says he got involved in U.S.-Ukraine relations at the request of the State Department. Those relations are now at the center of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, accused of withholding military aid in order to get dirt on former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden. Speaking last night with Fox News’ Laura Ingram, President Trump’s personal attorney said the department thought he would be better suited than the FBI.Giuliani said he reported every conversation he had back to the State Department.last_img read more

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List of “Essential Businesses” in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

first_imgWhile Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon in order to allow maximum adherence to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, he had already ordered all “non-essential” businesses in South Florida to shut down last week.For those of who wondering what is considered “essential” in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, here is a helpful list:-Health care providers, including hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, pharmacies, blood banks, medical cannabis facilities, health care device manufacturers, eye care centers, home health care providers, reproductive health care providers and medical transport services.-Retail sales of household consumer products, including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores.-Food cultivation, including farming, livestock and fishing.-Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services to the homeless or otherwise economically needy.-Newspapers, television, radio and other media.-Gas stations, auto-supply and auto-repair stores.-New and used automobile dealerships.-Banks and related financial institutions.-Hardware stores.-Contractors, other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, home security firms, fire and water damage restoration, public adjusters, exterminators, and others who maintain the safety and sanitation of homes and other buildings.-Businesses providing mailing and shipping services.-Private colleges, technical schools and trade schools, but only as needed for online or distance learning.-Laundromats and dry cleaners.-Restaurants, for take out and delivery only, including schools that provide free meals to students, as long as the meals are picked up curbside.-Office-supply stores that sell goods people need to work from home.-Businesses that supply other essential businesses and do not involve interaction with the public.-Businesses that deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences.-Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers.-Home-based care for seniors, adults or children.-Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, senior living centers and adult day care centers.-Professional services such as legal or accounting, when needed to comply with legal requirements.-Landscaping and pool care businesses.-Child care facilities, subject to restrictions on the number of children and how they are grouped together.-Businesses operating airports, seaports and other government facilities.-Pet supply stores.-Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators and handlers.-Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices.-Provision of propane or natural gas.-Office space or administrative support for any other essential business.-Open construction sites.-Architectural, engineering or land surveying services.-Factories, bottling plants or other industrial facilities.-Waste management services.-Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronics or telephones and delivering products through shipping, mailing or delivery.-Marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling and marine supply, with some exceptions on municipal boat launches.-Veterinarians and pet-boarding facilities.-Hotels, motels and other commercial lodging, subject to restrictions on restaurants and gyms and only for “essential lodgers,” meaning health care professionals, first responders, National Guard members, law enforcement, state or federal government employees, airline crew, patients and their families, journalists, displaced residents or visitors, persons sheltering due to domestic violence, hotel employees or contractors, people who are unable to stay in their homes due to exigent circumstances, and anyone providing direct services in response to COVID-19.-Mortuaries, funeral homes and cemeteries.-Alcoholic beverage sales.-Firearm and ammunition supply.-Businesses providing services to local, state or federal government.In Broward and Palm Beach counties, the list of “essential businesses” also includes “electrical production and distribution services” and “moving, storage and relocation services.”In Palm Beach County, marinas and boat launches are not considered essential. To that end, county officials recently shut them down. Meanwhile, Palm Beach County is also the only county that lists “Business deemed critical for national security including, but not limited to, defense, intelligence and aerospace development, manufacturing and testing” as essential.850 WFTL reminds you to stay safe!last_img read more

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“Full Phase One” Reopening Underway in Florida, What about “Phase Two?”

first_imgNow that the full phase one reopening of Florida is underway including Broward and Miami Dade counties, Gov. Ron DeSantis is now preparing most of the state to enter Phase Two reopening.In Phase Two, people from vulnerable populations would still be asked to self-isolate, groups of up to 50 would be permitted, albeit with social distancing still in play.Phase Two would also allow increased restaurant capacity, as well as the reopening of gyms, schools, and bars with social distancing and diminished occupancy.The Governor stressed these are modest changes.“Phase Two really isn’t that different from what Florida’s done already … basically about opening up bars and some of those things.”The Governor expressed enthusiasm for gyms reopening.“Sanitation” is one key, as well as gym users being ‘in shape,’ the Governor said, citing the importance of “access to gyms” and “exercise.”DeSantis lauded his decision not to crack down on golfing during the coronavirus-driven economic shutdowns of the last two months.“Outdoors is our friend,” the Governor said. “The Villages had a record amount of tee sheets and zero people from the Villages are in that UF hospital right now.”“Daycares,” DeSantis noted, have been “open the whole time.”Though South Florida may still be on a slower path, the Governor notes that Florida is a “diverse state,” and he won’t “(roll) back the entire state if there’s an outbreak in Hialeah.”“Outside prisons and nursing homes,” the Governor noted, there are “very few cases.”last_img read more

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Rhinestone Cowboys

first_imgThe Steelers and Jets defenses concluded regular season ranked #2 and #3 respectively.  However, those stats may be a bit misleading because during the past two weeks New York has stifled two of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, the Colts and Patriots. That does not bode well for the inconsistent and sometimes baffling play calling of Steelers’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Every series is going to be crucial and Pittsburgh cannot afford to waste 2 or 3 offensive possessions, trying to force a running game down the throats of the Jets. Also, the Steelers will not win playing “sandlot” ball, randomly chucking the pigskin around like they were playing a perverted game of “craps” over at the ‘Rivers Casino.’ Arians had better have a serious short and medium passing plan in place because going “long” once too often might be going “wrong.”The Steelers will flat out beat the Jets if the passing to rushing ratio is 2-1, I “garontee” it.  Three yards and a clump of mud is not going to cut the mustard against the Jets. Mark Sanchez has proven that he is no Joe Flacco. Unlike “Smokin’” Joe, Sanchez seems to get better as the game wears on. Don’t expect any last minute meltdowns from young Mr. Sanchez. Pittsburgh had better get theirs while the “getting” is good. They had better rattle more than his confidence. They had better rattle some of that ivory in his mouth.Pittsburgh must borrow a page from the Jets defensive playbook. The Black and Gold has to get a huge push up the middle, play tight coverage on the outside and force Sanchez to become as ex-Browns Head Coach Butch Davis used to say, “skittish.” As far as disguising defensive coverages go, Dick LeBeau should really utilize the “sleight of hand” chapter of his playbook. And by the way, as I have alluded to in the past; “the only thing that prevent defense does, is prevent you from winning.” Nose tackle Chris Hoke is going to have to be rotated with Casey “Big Snack” Hampton so neither player will be winded and to insure that relentless pressure from the middle of the O-line will be constantly felt by Sanchez.Oh, by the way, the boys from Gotham City had the No. 11 ranked offense in the NFL in 2010.  The Steelers offense was ranked #14.  If Rex Ryan could devise a defensive strategy to frustrate the high octane offense of Tom Brady and the Patriots then Arians had better put a cot in the Steelers film room and pack a lunch because the patchwork offensive line of the Steelers might be “purty” busy come Sunday. I also hope that offensive lineman Flozell Adams is okay because any undisclosed illnesses might signal an unceremonious departure to the “sofa” bowl for the Black and Gold.The mood on the street is one of sheer “giddiness.” Beware Steelers nation the masses had better be careful what they wish for because the Jets are no joke and unlike the Ravens, they have a lot more finesse and craftiness about them. They might not be physical enough to knock out the Steelers but a “TKO” resulting from a pick or two run back for scores is definitely a distinct possibility. There were times toward the conclusion of their victory against the Patriots that Tom Brady appeared to be more confused and bemused than amused. There was no arrogant pointing and fist pumping from Tom “Terrific” last Sunday; just the sad and confused look of a man who will never in this life accept the gift of grace and humility.Special teams play is going to have to almost be perfect because field position is going to at a premium. Pittsburgh cannot afford to have Randle “fair catch” El hanging around the punting game. He almost fumbled the pigskin away during the Steelers/Ravens matchup. I would also humbly suggest that if Pittsburgh wins the coin toss that they accept the ball. This is no time for mind games. Do “yunz” guys remember the last time that the Jets got the ball first? That kickoff return for a touchdown gave the young QB from “Gotham” a serious dose of confidence.If the Steelers fail to advance to Super Bowl XLV(personally I think they will), they can always don a cowboy hat, put some Taylor Swift music on their MP3 players, go find a mechanical bull somewhere and truly imagine they are “rhinestone cowboys.”  (Steelers 17-10)(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@newpittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.) I was not assuming anything one way or the other when I booked my flight to Dallas after the Steelers defeated the Browns to claim the AFC North crown and the second seed in the AFC playoffs. Actually I was being prudent because I figured if the Steelers did not make it to Super Bowl XLV, the most dough that I would sacrifice would be the $75 re-booking fee to travel on another date to a different destination. And on top of that imagine the difficulty and cost of attempting to book a flight after this Sunday, again assuming that the Steelers are victorious over the Jets in the AFC Championship game. last_img read more

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NFL Notes…RG3s popularity just keeps growing

first_imgWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) greets Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin after an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 24-13. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Even with his availability for the season opener in doubt, Robert Griffin III’s popularity kept soaring.The Washington Redskins quarterback, who will start Monday night against Philadelphia after recovering from major knee surgery, has the NFL’s best-selling jersey, according to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Jersey Report.Griffin finished the 2012 season with the No. 1 jersey, too.RG3’s jersey ranks ahead of fellow quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. Indeed, eight of the top 10 uniforms belong to QBs: Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco are on the list, too. Only Ravens running back Ray Rice and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski play another position.The top defensive player is Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu, followed by last season’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly.The Jersey Report, which also will track popularity of baseball, hockey and basketball jerseys, finds Buffalo QB EJ Manuel with the best-selling rookie uniform.FAVORITES AND LONG SHOTS: No surprise here, the oddsmakers have the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers as the favorites to meet in the Super Bowl.According to MyTopSportsBooks.com, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are an 11-2 choice, just ahead of the 49ers at 6-1. New England ranks third at 7-1, followed by Seattle at 15-2 and Green Bay at 10-1.The longest shots to reach the Meadowlands next February are Oakland and Jacksonville at 150-1. Those teams also have the shortest odds to go 0-16, a dubious record only Detroit in 2008 achieved, at 20-1.You can get 25-1 odds on any team going 19-0.And bettors can even get down money on the first coach to be fired. Least secure, according to the odds, are Oakland’s Dennis Allen at 2-5 and Tennessee’s Mike Munchak at 4-5.LET THE DOGS OUT: Veteran safety Bernard Pollard has brought his hard-hitting style to the Tennessee Titans both on and off the field.The Titans gave up a franchise-worst 471 points last season, and Pollard, who won a Super Bowl with Baltimore in February, was just one of the veterans signed to help turn around the defense.With the opener Sunday at Pittsburgh, Pollard sees a unit that is ready for kickoff – and then some.“We are 11 dogs out there without a leash, and we have to go play,” Pollard said. “Right now it is real. … But we are not going to win talking to the media this week. You don’t win in front of the camera, and you don’t win with a microphone in your face. You don’t win on paper. You win when you go out and outhit the man across from you.”So exactly what kind of dog are the Titans right now? Pollard said whatever dog someone’s afraid of like a pit bull or German shepherd.“If you are afraid of a poodle, then something is wrong,” Pollard said.CARRIE AND HER GUYS: Carrie Underwood is the new voice for the opening song of the Sunday night games, and for the Giants at Cowboys matchup this week, she will have help from 13 players.The country star and former “American Idol” winner will be joined by the Manning brothers – no word if they will rap – Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson, Clay Matthews, Andrew Luck, J.J. Watt, Terrell Suggs, Larry Fitzgerald, Jimmy Graham, DeMarcus Ware, Patrick Willis and LeSean McCoy on the opening. That group accounts for six Super Bowl wins and 55 Pro Bowl selections. But no Grammy awards, as far as we know.ICONIC MFN IMAGES: ESPN also has changed the opening for its Monday night telecasts. A 90-second mini-documentary by filmmaker Peter Berg will chronicle the 44-year history of the NFL’s prime-time game. It will include famous moments from past games mixed with images of major cultural events of that period.The opening will debut with the early game Monday night, Philadelphia at Washington.“With such an iconic brand, I wanted to revisit MNF from 1970 to now and present it as something that was classic and informative,” Berg said. “Not just about the sport, but about the American portrait behind it.”Among those featured in the intro will be John Lennon, Ronald Reagan and Pac Man.Wide-ranging indeed.GETTING READY: How should armchair quarterbacks get fit for the season?Personal trainer Travelle Gaines, who has worked with more than 300 elite athletes, including Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles and Dashon Goldson of the NFL, has some tips for the folks who sit on their couches or recliners from noon (or earlier) until midnight (or later) on Sundays watching the league.First, he suggests walking a mile prior to the pregame shows to avoid excessive snacking and get the heart pumping. And doing 10 push-ups or sit-ups when your team scores a touchdown, five when it kicks a field goal.Also try running in place throughout the halftime show, or a medicine ball toss with friends during second-half timeouts.“As a bonus,” Gaines says, “invite a yoga instructor to watch the game with you.”Gaines emphasizes the need to remain hydrated, whether as an athlete or a spectator. And when celebrating a victory, he suggests eschewing the alcohol.“I personally toast the win by substituting the low-in-sodium, high-in-electrolytes Bodyarmor SuperDrink for the adult beverage,” Gaines says. “Fans also can eat grilled chicken breasts instead of wings – they can still use the Buffalo sauce – and vegetable chili instead of beef to eliminate excessive fat. Serve carrot and celery sticks to snack on instead of chips and pretzels.”For the really adventurous, Gaines says to “celebrate the win with a mile run.”___AP Sports Writer Teresa M. Walker in Nashville contributed to this story. Titans-Steelers CapsuleTENNESSEE (6-10) AT PITTSBURGH (8-8)1 p.m. EDT, CBSOPENING LINE – Steelers by 6½RECORD VS. SPREAD – Titans 7-9, Steelers 7-9SERIES RECORD – Steelers lead 44-31LAST MEETING – Titans 26, Steelers 23 on Oct. 11, 2012AP PRO32 RANKING – Titans No. 25, Steelers No. 17TITANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (26), RUSH (21), PASS (22)TITANS DEFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (26)STEELERS – OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (14)STEELERS – OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – The Steelers are undefeated (6-0) in home openers under coach Mike Tomlin. The team’s 10-game winning streak in home openers is the longest active streak in the NFL … Pittsburgh went 0-4 in the preseason. The Steelers have never made the playoffs after going winless in exhibition play … Titans RB Chris Johnson is averaging just 60.4 yards per game against the Steelers in five career meetings … Steelers have not missed postseason in consecutive years since 1999-2000 … Tennessee’s last win in Pittsburgh came on Sept. 28, 2003 … Tennessee coach Mike Munchak’s 15 wins are tied for third-most in franchise history during a coach’s first two seasons … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger needs 156 yards passing to top 30,000 yards in his career … The Titans went 1-3 in the preseason … Tennessee QB Jake Locker completed 33 of 49 passes for one touchdown and no interceptions in the preseason for a quarterback rating of 93.7 … The Steelers defense allowed just 14.9 points per game at home in 2012, the lowest total in the AFC … Pittsburgh’s home record since 1970 (239-92-1) is the best in the NFL … Johnson is one of eight players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of their first five seasons … Johnson needs 112 yards to become the fifth active running back to reach 7,000 career yards … Tennessee has 20 new players on the roster (13 free agents, seven draft picks), the highest turnover since the franchise left Houston.last_img read more

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Mount Rushmore of the NBA

first_imgOften considered the greatest NBA player ever, Michael Jordan joins Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell to complete Earl Austin’s NBA Mount Rushmore.St. LOUIS, Mo.–Miami Heat superstar LeBron James sparked quite a bit of conversation recently when he said that he would eventually be on the Mount Rushmore of National Basketball Association players.That got me to thinking: What would be my NBA Mount Rushmore? It took me all of 30 seconds to figure out what four figures I would put on that mythical mountain of NBA gods.Earl Austin Sr.My Mount Rushmore consists of Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. Not only were these gentlemen great individual players with championship legacies, but they were also absolute game-changers in one way or another. They were transcendent figures as well as all-time great players. The game is different because of their participation, on and off the court. They are icons.Bill Russell: The greatest winner in North American sports history, Russell was the catalyst of the Boston Celtics dynasty. He led the Celtics to 11 championships in 13 years. He also led San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA championships and undefeated seasons in 1955 and ’56. He was also the captain of the USA team that won the gold medal at the 1956 Olympics. Russell was the greatest defensive player in the history of the game. He made defense a big part of the game. Although he wasn’t the first African-American player in the NBA, Russell was the NBA’s first African-American superstar. At a time of great racial strife and segregation in the country, Russell was a very outspoken figure against racial injustice in the U.S. He was the first African-American coach in American pro sports. Russell received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2010.Wilt Chamberlain: The most dominant player to ever play the game. The accomplishments and outrageous numbers that Wilt put up are well documented. He scored 100 points in a single game. He had 55 rebounds in a game. He averaged 50 points in a single season. He never fouled out of a game. He averaged 30 points and 22 rebounds for his career. He even led the league in assists one year. What made The Big Dipper a game-changer was that he was responsible for several rule changes in the game because of his dominance. They widened the lane, outlawed goal-tending and offensive basket interference and changed several other rules to try to counteract his sheer dominance.Magic Johnson: Nobody had ever seen a player of Magic’s size and dimensions (6’9” and 230 pounds) play point guard before he came along. He was the leader of those great Lakers’ “Showtime” teams that won five NBA titles in the 1980s. Magic did it with style, passion, enthusiasm and great competitive fire. He made it cool to pass the ball and empowered tall kids all over the world that they could play anywhere on the court and not just in the low post. Magic is also largely responsible, along with Larry Bird, for bringing the NBA back from the abyss. When he entered, the league was widely unpopular to the point where the NBA Finals were broadcast on tape delay. The Magic-Bird rivalry rescued the NBA and brought its popularity to an all-time high at the time. Their epic 1979 NCAA championship game showdown also changed the college game forever.Michael Jordan: Considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, Jordan has transcended into pop culture. MJ led the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the ‘90s, which included two three-peats and six total championships. Jordan averaged 30 points for his career and was perhaps the most cold-blooded clutch competitor ever to play. He also won two gold medals for the USA in the Olympics. He took the mantle from Magic and Bird and increased the NBA’s popularity to a world-wide level. He brought the marketing aspect of the league to new heights along with Nike and famous director Spike Lee with those Air Jordan commercials. Everyone wanted to “Be Like Mike.” Television ratings reached all-time high levels during the Jordan era.http://www.stlamerican.com/sports/sports_columnists/inside_sports/article_80a32c4a-99c3-11e3-9527-0019bb2963f4.htmllast_img read more

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2018 Thurston County Fair Flower Show Encourages Youth to Enter

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County FairThe Black Hills District of Garden Clubs is asking the community to help spread the word and encourage youth of all ages from preK to 18 (in Thurston and Lewis counties)  to enter the 2018 Thurston County Fair Junior Flower Show. The dates of the Fair are August 1-5, 2018.  Entries are to be brought to the Fairgrounds Expo Hall on Tuesday, July 31 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.“New this year!  There will be a Junior mini-show within the adult show.  Children can bring horticulture entries, a simple floral design, an educational exhibit, craft or photo,” Suzann Stahl, General Chairman of this year’s flower show, commented.  “It’s very easy to enter; some pre-registration is required. That information can easily be accessed on the Black Hills District website.Just click on the “Events” tab, scroll down to the Thurston County Fair listing, and click on the HERE for the Junior Division Schedule,” Stahl added.“The flower show committee and I are so excited to have this wonderful addition to the Thurston County Fair Flower Show this year. We hope parents and grandparents will help us promote this opportunity and then visit the show. “ Stahl stated.  “The children will win ribbons and rosettes just like the grown-ups!”You may also email your questions to blackhillsdistrict@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Derek Harris Appointed New CEO of Community Youth Services

first_imgFacebook276Tweet0Pin1Submitted by Community Youth ServicesCommunity Youth Services (CYS) has announced the appointment of Derek Harris as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities on July 20, 2018 and will succeed Scott Hanauer, who is retiring.Derek has been part of the CYS team for over 16 years, beginning as the program director at Haven House before being promoted to Deputy Director. During that time he has supported the expansion of early intervention, behavioral health, foster care, crisis residential centers and high risk youth services while being responsible for strategic planning, contract compliance, fund development, budgeting, and employee development and supervision.Derek has been committed to national and community service throughout his career of over 26 years.  He believes in strengthening the community by empowering youth and families to create their own success. He enjoys working in a community that shares that belief. “I’ve had the pleasure of dedicating the majority of my career working for Community Youth Services.  In doing so, I have firsthand experience in not only seeing the value of the services we provide but the impact we are making in the community.  We have led changes that have increased services not only in our community but have created programs to support at-risk youth across the state. I am honored to continue to serve the community and the agency that I care deeply about and to continue my passion for this work in this newly appointed important and vital role.”Harris has worked in social services with youth/young adult programs for over 23 years in non-profit administration and direct service for youth and young adult programs with titles of Assistant Director, Program Director, Deputy Director and now Chief Executive Officer. He is a certified peer monitor for the Family and Youth Services Bureau, the Chair of the Thurston County Homeless Housing Hub (local continuum of care), and the Chair of the Balance of State Continuum of Care- Youth Subcommittee with members from 34 counties across WA State.  Derek works to advocate for youth issues at the local, state and federal levels. As an active Peer Monitor for the Federal Family Youth Services Bureau, he conducts national reviews of other agencies’ program fidelity.  He is the CYS lead for the Thurston Thrives Initiatives, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, the Washington Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy and the National Network for Youth.After serving our country in the Army in Europe and Southwest Asia, Derek relocated to Thurston County, his home now for over 26 years where he resides with his wife, Robyn.  Derek graduated from The Evergreen State College with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Social Work.  He volunteers as a Post 11402 member for The Veterans of Foreign Wars.Derek was selected following a thorough, national search process which resulted in a field of exceptional candidates from all over. The interest in the position is a testament to the reputation and outstanding leadership of the volunteers and staff at Community Youth Services.  Current CEO, Scott Hanauer said, “There is an enormous opportunity that lies ahead for CYS and we couldn’t be happier with having Derek lead the organization to achieve  the goals laid out before us.”Community Youth Services is a nonprofit organization empowering youth, young adults and families since 1970. CYS is an integrated service agency providing a continuum of programs across shelter/housing, education/vocation, out-of-home care, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and early intervention with service offices located in Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Pierce Counties. CYS is one of the largest child welfare agencies in the South Sound with over 22 programs, serving over 6,500 youth and families annually. CYS’ mission is to provide a continuum of individualized services and advocacy to empower youth and families to meet their goals of safety, stability, belonging and success.CYS will host a meet and greet open house to meet the new CEO on July 25, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the CYS main building located at 711 State Ave, NE, Olympia, WA.  The public is welcome to attend.last_img read more

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United Way of Thurston County Opens Phase 37 and CARES Emergency…

first_imgFacebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston County Prioritization will be based on the needs of the community. Visit the United Way of Thurston County website to apply for the grant. Under the funding guidelines, organizations may apply for funds in thefollowing areas: Utilities, Supplies and Equipment, Served Meals, Mass Food,Rent/Mortgage, Other Shelter and Mass Shelter. Non—profit, faith-based or governmental organizations that provideemergency food or shelter are eligible to apply for these funds. The intent isto supplement and expand currently available resources for emergency food andshelter in Thurston County. Application review starts five days after opening. Applications must besubmitted by 5:00 p.m., May 18, 2020. Questions regarding the application,contact Paul Larsen at plarsen@unitedway-thurston.com or 360-943-2773 ext. 113. WHO: United Way of Thurston CountyWHAT: Opens Phase 37 and CARES Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance Grant Application WHEN: Applications are open now through May 18, 2020 WHERE: https://www.unitedway-thurston.org/emergency-food-and-shelter-programcenter_img 2-1-1 (dial 211) to access available. Washington 2-1-1 call centeroperating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  United Way urges those seeking emergency food and shelter assistance tocall Washington United Way of Thurston County has received federal funds from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), Phase 37 and CARES Act. Through a grant application process, the funds in the amount of $145,989 for Phase 37 and $208,139 for CARES, a total amount of $354,128 will go to organizations providing emergency food and shelter to individuals and/or families in Thurston County. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Paul Larsen at plarsen@unitedway-thurston.org or call (360) 942773 x 113last_img read more

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Mithali Raj reveals what she needs to accomplish before retiring from international cricket!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/APAdvertisement j2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscjkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) upm5Would you ever consider trying this?😱lwcy4vCan your students do this? 🌚k3Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the past few decades, the development and reach of women’s cricket in India has gained a huge pace, and the architects behind the growth of gentlewoman’s game in the country have been icons like Mithali Raj. The captain of the Indian women’s cricket team is revered as the nation’s greatest batswoman, and has achieved numerous records and honour on the 22 yards. However, Raj is now 37, and that day is soon approaching when she will have to hang her boots up from the sport. But, there is one milestone she is planning to achieve before retirement- a World Cup triumph!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/APWith the absence of on-field action in the current lock down, many cricketers have taken to video sessions to keep in touch with their fans. On Monday, Mithali Raj was present in an episode of ESPNcricinfo’s Videocast, hosted by none other than former Indian Men’s cricket team player Sanjay Manjrekar.From speaking about her childhood and her parents’ contribution behind her success to rising up in her career in the sport, Raj spoke about her current focus on the One Day International formats, since her retirement from T20 cricket back in September 2019.Advertisement The Women in Blue skipper revealed that the 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is now her bullseye, where she is looking to lift the trophy before bidding goodbye from the 50 overs format.“I am looking forward to 2021 World Cup. Want to try one last time to bring the World Cup trophy to India in 2021,” Raj said in the video session.Advertisement Previously having captained the Indian squad in the 2005 and 2017 world cups, in both tournaments where she lost the final, the upcoming tournament next year in New Zealand is Raj’s motivation, to bring India their maiden Women’s World cup.“I need to keep myself motivated for 2021. I just want people to continue to support women’s cricket,” She added.Raj has earned 209 ODI caps for India, scoring an astounding 6888 runs, highest in Women’s ODI cricket, and also the only female cricketer to cross the 6000 runs mark.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Athletes and celebrities come together on social media for Mother’s Day!David Warner delights SRH fans by lip syncing dialogue from Tollywood movie! Advertisementlast_img read more

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