State Legends To Talk Basketball At State Capitol Museum

State Legends To Talk Basketball At State Capitol Museum

first_imgFor several decades now, the Western Washington area has been producing top flight, professional level talent in the sport of basketball.However, the sport’s past in the area began long before in-state players headed off to play collegiately and in the NBA.The past, present and future of basketball in Washington State will be the topic of a special program and panel discussion presented by the State Capital Museum, HistoryLink.org, the Washington State Historical Society and Watt’s Basketball at the State Capitol Museum in Olympia on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m.Titled Basketball in the Northwest: Past, Present and Future!, the discussion will be moderated by Cassandra Tate of HistoryLink.org, with special guests including: retired Seattle Supersonics Legend Donald “Slick” Watts; former University of Washington basketball great Donald Watts (Slick’s son); and Keith Cooper, the head coach of the Saint Martin’s University men’s basketball team.Tate will present the history and inception of the sport in the region, while the three guests will add their expertise and detailed perspective regarding the development and future of basketball in Washington.A member of the Sonics from the 1973-74 season until the 1977-78 campaign, Slick Watts compiled 2678 assists and an astounding 961 steals throughout his six year NBA career, where he played in 437 total games.  His defensive prowess earned him a spot on the NBA’s All-Defensive 1st Team in the 1975-76 season, which went along with his 8.1 assists and 3.2 steals per contest, both of which led the team that season.  Watt’s played under legendary player/coach Bill Russell in his first four years in the NBA.Slick’s son Donald is considered to be one of the greatest players in the illustrious history of University of Washington basketball.  In the 1997-98 season, Watts, who graduated from Lake Washington High School, was second on the Huskies in scoring at 16.9 per game, while his 107 assists and 48 steals would lead the team.  The Huskies finished the season 20-10 and earned their first NCAA tournament bid since 1986.  In the tournament, Watts would help lead the Huskies to the Sweet Sixteen following wins over Xavier and Richmond before falling to UCONN 75-74, who won on a game winning shot by future NCAA and NBA champion Richard “Rip” Hamilton. Watts would go on to average 13.1 points his senior year for the Huskies.The head coach at Saint Martin’s since 2003, Cooper had been an assistant at Central Washington University and Pacific Lutheran University before taking over for the Saints.  Cooper is also well known for his high school coaching career, particularly at Decatur High School in Federal Way, where he helped lead DHS to a second place finish in 1996.  While at Decatur, Cooper coached standout high school player Quincy Wilder, who would go on to play collegiately at several locations, including the Evergreen State College in the early 2000s. The High School All Area coach of the year in 1999, Cooper played collegiately at the College of the Siskiyous and Tacoma Community College and is a graduate of Morton High School.Cassandra Tate will begin the evening with a brief outline of the history of basketball in the state beginning with its introduction to Seattle as a club sport in the 1890s and including the arrival of the Sonics in the 1960s.Panelists will then be asked about their experiences as players and coaches and how the game has changed. How is basketball in the northwest different from other regions of the country? How come so many great players have come from the Northwest? Where is basketball on all levels headed, and what is the future for professional, men’s basketball in Seattle?ThurstonTalk.com sports writer Tom Rohrer will also be asking questions to the panel members.Admission is free for all youth sports players and a there is a $2 suggested donation for all others in attendance.    Post program refreshments will be provided and guests will have an opportunity to meet and greet all the panel members.The State Capital Museum is located at 211 21st Ave SW in Olympia.  For more information on the program, please call 360-586-0166, or visit their website. Facebook21Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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How Spurs could line up against Brighton as flops Aurier and Winks face chop

first_imgTOTTENHAM had seven goals smashed past them by Bayern Munich and will be glad to be facing what should be a far easier test against Brighton.But Spurs’ slump means no game is easy any more and Mauricio Pochettino may shake things up to keep things fresh.1Serge Aurier struggled at right-back and Davinson Sanchez may offer a more solid option, albeit playing out of position.While Eric Dier would offer more defensive stability than Harry Winks in front of the back four.The former Sporting midfielder has been challenged to prove himself after being frozen out since the Champions League final and could get a chance to do so tomorrow.Pochettino tried to remain positive despite the Champions League humiliation – suggesting Bayern were clinical as his side failed to build on a solid opening 45.The Argie tactician held clear-the-air talks with his shell-shocked stars after the game, which saw Serge Gnabry help himself to four goals.Poch’s men suffered the worst ever defeat by an English club in Europe.But he told them to forget all about Tuesday’s second-half collapse — and remember only the first period.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAn insider said: “It was calm and no tea cups were thrown. The gaffer said he was happy with the first 45 minutes — and wanted us to remember that going forward.“Of course he wasn’t happy with conceding three goals in the last seven minutes.“But he clearly thinks it was a freak result and doesn’t want us to dwell on it too much.”Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kanelast_img read more

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Fever decreases lions

first_imgThe rojiblanco coach, Gariz Gaizka, had as safe casualties the operated De Marcos and the injured in the hip, Aritz Aduriz, with the possibility that Iker Muniain Reappear from your biceps femoris injury with a few minute dispute. But, due to illness, you can fall some more.At the moment the caution is maintained to see the evolution of those affected until the moments before the appointment of Sestao. Balenziaga it was one of them during the week while Unai Núñez He did not train yesterday. The fever that affects some lions in the last hours delays the officialization of the call for the match this afternoon (7 pm) between Sestao River and Athletic at the Las Llanas stadium.last_img read more

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Aston Villa players freeze 25% of salary for four months

first_img“The club remains fully committed to serving our local communities through the Aston Villa Foundation and we want to help and provide security for our people, and that our resources can be used while we are not playing soccer,” added Purslow.“Consequently, we have made all of our facilities available to the multiple associations that work so hard to protect people during this time of national emergency,” explained the executive director of Aston Villa.“During the two seasons that have passed since Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens rescued Aston Villa, they have supported and financed the rebuilding of the club with an enormous level of personal financial investment,” he recalled.“They continue to provide substantial funds that, combined with these important salary deferrals, allow Aston Villa to affirm that all non-soccer personnel will be retained, full-time and part-time, and that they will be paid in full during confinement,” finally underlined. The players and coaching staff of the Aston Villa first team, as well as the club’s senior management, have agreed to freeze 25% of their salaries for four months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.This was reported this Saturday by Christian Purslow, executive director of the ‘villains’, to “help the club during this period of uncertainty” and also “with an additional review that will take place at the end of that period.”last_img read more

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27 Lawmakers to Sue New Dawn Newspaper

first_imgTwenty-seven lawmakers have threatened to sue the New Dawn newspaper for “maliciously publishing a story,” allegedly accusing them of receiving US$4,000 each to thwart their intention to remove Speaker J. Alex Tylers Sr. amid his indictment by Criminal Court C, if the newspaper fails to retract the story and apologize, according to the House’s Press Director Isaac G. Redd.Director Redd said the publication was intentional and demonstrated the New Dawn newspaper’s level of “hateful lies, and the practice of yellow journalism.”A press release signed by Director Redd said the lawmakers have expressed their disappointment and annoyance and would seek legal redress on a “misleading story, published on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, with the title, ‘Tyler Shares Over US$100, 000’ on the front-page of the newspaper.”He further said the newspaper consciously misinformed its readers that the Chairman of Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, Moses Kollie, was seen with bags of money that he gave to minority members of the House. Director Redd indicated that the newspaper showed a level of “falsehood, by calling one of the Representatives, Alfred Juah, who received the imaginary US$ 4,000.” “For the record, there is no Representative called Alfred Juah. And the House and Press and Public Affairs Bureau is reminding the media that lack of news headlines for commercial purposes is no incentive to create lies at the detriment of other people’s character,” the release said.“The House of Representatives has admonished its Press and Public Affairs Bureau to work with the Independent Media group, (Legispool), to employ means to weed out imposters and scammers, who are masquerading the corridors of the Capitol Building using the ‘media’ as a source of extorting money for news items,” it said.Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has already made a formal complaint to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) against the reporter, Nathaniel Dayegbor, and the New Dawn newspaper for the erroneous story.The letter states: “We are constrained to enjoin your office to kindly investigate and thereafter institute the necessary penalties against such practice of yellow journalism.“Mr. Kamara, please be informed that the House of Representatives or individual members of the House reserves the right to bring lawsuits against the New Dawn newspaper for such malicious diabolical fairytale.”The House’s Press Director, however, dismissed reports that the reporter, who is also the president of LEGISPOOL, has been banned.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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3 nabbed with guns on Essequibo Coast

first_imgAt least five persons, including a Venezuelan, were on Monday arrested by Police who conducted several “stop and search” exercises in A and G Divisions.The .38 revolver along with the live round and spent shellAmong the items found during the exercises were guns, ammunition and narcotics.Reports are Police ranks intercepted a car with three occupants about 14:30h on Monday along the Charity Public Road, Essequibo Coast. A search of the vehicle unearthed two 9mm pistols, three magazines, and 58 live rounds.The two 9mm pistols along with the magazines and live roundsMeanwhile, Police also intercepted a minibus during a roadblock at Linden-Soesdyke Highway Base Outpost about 19:30h on Monday.During the subsequent search carried out by the officers, a male passenger of the minibus was found in possession of an unlicensed .38 revolver with one live round as well as a spent shell.Meanwhile, another car was also stopped along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway by another Police patrol and an occupant was found in possession of 63 grams of cannabis. All of the suspects are being processed for court.last_img read more

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Yaya leaves Olympiakos after playing only 5 matches

first_img0Shares0000Yaya Toure only played five times for Olympiakos © AFP/File / Aris MessinisPIRAEUS, Greece, Dec 11 – Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos for a second time, after only playing five times, the Greek Super League club announced on Tuesday.Toure, 35, joined Olympiakos three months after originally making his mark in Europe with the Greek side during the 2005-2006 season. “Olympiacos FC and Yaya Toure would like to announce to the fans that they have mutually agreed to end their cooperation,” an announcement by the club said.“Yaya is leaving as a friend and the doors at Olympiacos will always be open for him,” the announcement added.A Champions League winner with Barcelona in 2009, Toure only started three games since returning to Greece as a free agent in September.Toure was one of Manchester City’s key signings that helped the club win three Premier League titles but was released at the end of last season.Toure has made 101 international appearances and scored 19 goals for the Ivory Coast.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FCC to open cable TV markets

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The decision is the latest in a series of actions by the commission under Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the commission, to put pressure on cable companies to lower their rates and make their markets more competitive. In December, in a 3-2 decision, the commission approved a proposal by Martin to force municipalities to accelerate the local approval process for the telephone companies to enter new markets. Martin has also pressed the cable companies to offer so-called a la carte plans that would permit subscribers to buy individual channels, or groups of channels, at lower rates than they now pay. The change would be an abrupt reversal for the commission, which only four years ago ruled that such exclusive agreements sometimes actually promoted competition by giving landlords the leverage to negotiate for the best terms. WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission, hoping to reduce the spiraling costs of cable television, is preparing to strike down thousands of contracts this week that shut out competitors by giving individual cable companies exclusive rights to provide service to apartment buildings, the agency’s chairman says. The new rule could open markets across the country to competition. It would be a huge victory for Verizon Communications and AT&T, which have challenged the cable industry by offering their own video services. The two phone companies have lobbied aggressively for the provision. They have been supported in their fight by consumer groups, satellite television companies and small rivals to the big cable providers. Commission officials and consumer groups said the new rule could significantly lower cable prices for millions of subscribers who live in apartment buildings and have had no choice in selecting a company for paid television. Government and private studies show that when a second cable company enters a market, prices can drop as much as 30 percent. The change, which is set to be approved Wednesday, is expected to have a particular effect on prices for low-income and minority families. They have seen cable prices rise about three times the rate of inflation over the last decade. 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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BEING ATTACKED IS THE NUMBER ONE FEAR FOR OLD PEOPLE IN DONEGAL, SURVEY SHOWS

first_imgLiving in fear of being attacked as well as financial and health worries top the list of concerns for older people across Donegal, a local survey has shown.A personal alarm is recommended for elderly people across Donegal.The research was carried out by the local Good Morning Service which provides a daily phone call service to hundreds of elderly people across the county.Recent attacks on the elderly are a major concern of those interviewed by the group which has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Good Morning Service co-ordinator, Frances Browne, said they are trying to reassure the elderly people of Donegal that help is at hand.“Our team of volunteers provide a supportive, friendly voice that reassures our clients that, thankfully, these robberies and break ins are not widespread. We let them know there are measures they can take to make their homes as safe as possible.“We will be sending our Spring Newsletter to our clients in the next few weeks, and it will provide helpful information (from An Gardai) about carrying out a security check on your home.“In Donegal, there are many excellent community groups who provide personal alarms to people over the age of 65. We work with them daily, on behalf of our clients, to ensure they each have a personal alarm,” she said. The service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 120 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the preferences of the client. The service also advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repair service offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.The three issues of most concern to those surveyed include:• Personal safety worries, particularly fears in relation to burglaries, break ins and attacks on older people around the county. Some older people say they can’t sleep at night with worry about the attacks. The Good Morning Service works to ensure older people have a panic alarm and helps resolve any telephone problems. • Personal health difficulties, in which the Good Morning Service regularly supports older people in contacting or travelling to appropriate health professionals, as well as regularly talking with older people who are lonely or isolated.• Financial concerns, such as the difficulty of making ends meet on a pension; the high cost of prescriptions; and the challenge of staying warm when fuel is now so expensive.The calls are made at an agreed time and can be daily or once a week, depending on the preferences of the client. The service also advocates for older people and refers clients to health services and any other organisation that may be of help in relation to each individual’s concerns.The Good Morning Service has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 120 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week.In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repair service offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.If you are over the age of 60, and facing any of these issues, remember you are not alone. You can contact the Good Morning Service for support:• The Good Morning Service’s phone call with a volunteer offers a chat, advice, referral to supports, or a chance to talk about any concerns you might have.• The Service is free and available to anyone over the age of 60 living in County Donegal.• To register for the service, contact the Buncrana office on 074-9321598‪‪074-9321598‬‬.Would you like to support older people in Donegal?• Contact 074-9321598‪‪074-9321598‬‬ if you are interested in volunteering.• You can also help by making time to talk, and listen to, any older person who might be feeling lonely, isolated, or needing support. Just a smile and the offer of a chat can make a big difference in the life of someone who is living alone.BEING ATTACKED IS THE NUMBER ONE FEAR FOR OLD PEOPLE IN DONEGAL, SURVEY SHOWS was last modified: March 14th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:attacksdonegalfearsGood Morning Servicesurveylast_img read more

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Swilly Seal Swimmers put on great performance at National Championships

first_imgSwilly Seals swimmers had a brilliant weekend representing Donegal at the national finals of the community games. The swimmers started a seven week training block at the start of the Summer and it paid off!All swimmers gave a good account of themselves including Aoibheann Sheridan, Emma Bonar, Conal Bonar, Marius Giddey and Eadaoin Kelly.Swimmers who made it to the finals (top 6) were Molly Nulty, Grainne Russell, Cara Nulty, Bronagh Sheridan, Aoibheann O Grady, Sinead O Kane, Eoin Bonar, Conor Shiels, Marius Giddey, Cian Mulligan and Conal Bonar. Medals were won by Chloe Shiels, Silver u12 Breaststroke. Cody Dunnion, Silver u12 Breaststroke and Cian Mulligan Silver u14 Breaststroke.The Letterkenny u13 boys freestyle relay squad won Gold, the team include Cody Dunnion, Oisin Sheridan, Johnny Lambe, Eoin Bonar and subs Peter Coyle and Shay Maloney. Marlins of Ballyshannon had a fine weekend also with Darragh Summerville winning Gold in the u10 Freestyle, Cian Rooney 4th u14 Butterfly, Cora Rooney Silver u12 Backstroke and the Ballyshannon Girls u13 relay squad also claiming Gold.These swimmers will now get a short break before the normal swim season begins at the start of September.Swilly Seal Swimmers put on great performance at National Championships was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Championshipsswilly seal swimmerslast_img read more

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