Facebook34Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Jordan Kettel for The Governor’s CellarAt first glance, it’s still the same building in the same place. Many have seen restaurants come and go in this location. We at The Governor’s Cellar intend on staying awhile. We opened in the beginning of January and have been trying to find our place and hit our stride in this very diverse demographic in downtown Olympia. We realize the task at hand, opening a new place in an old spot, can be quite difficult. But here we are, moving forward through thick and thin.Fresh lobster Cobb salad is one of the new lunch selections at The Governor’s Cellar. Photo courtesy: The Governor’s CellarAs the executive sous chef working side by side with my mentor and amazing Chef Lanette Miles, I’m writing to share our new and revamped lunch menu. We realize lunch is the meal in the middle of your busy work days and business meetings and people don’t necessarily have a lot of time. We scraped the old menu that was delicious but also time consuming. We spent a number of days wracking our brains to find a new way to do lunch that was delicious, fast and very affordable. We won’t sacrifice quality food in a great atmosphere, but want to get our patrons fed and full quickly with a great lunch to get them through their day. And, we want to do this without breaking the bank so they can make it back and spend happy hour with us, too.We have added many different menu items such as wraps, sliders, clams strips and my favorite, the prime rib dip. We are keeping local favorites such as the always good lobster roll and the 1/2 lb pure angus Governor’s burger. We also feature the ever amazing lobster Cobb salad which features a hearty base of fresh spring mix and is tossed in wonderful champagne dressing topped with avocado, cherry tomatoes, hardboiled egg, corn, bacon and of course freshly cooked cold water lobster. It is simply amazing. We also have three new wraps including Southwest steak, Asian chicken and of course chicken bacon ranch that are simply too good to pass up. A succulent pulled pork sandwich and BBQ chicken breast sandwich to round things out. The Governor’s Cellar new lunch menu is both quick and easy on the wallet.Lunch at The Governor’s Cellar is fast without sacrificing quality. Photo courtesy: The Governor’s CellarConsider The Governor’s Cellar for your new lunch spot and any of your office or event catering needs. We are conveniently located in The Governor hotel at 621 Capitol Way South with free parking in the hotel garage. You can also phone in your orders to have them ready for pick up. I personally look forward to meeting all of you and continuing to serve fantastic food to the people of Thurston County.Orders to go: 360-951-1300, Catering info or booking events: 360-561-0378
ATHENS – Olympiakos was upset by two-time defending Greek Basketball League champion Panathinaikos, 77-76 on Oct. 9 and is out of the semi-finals.The Greens, who were not figured to win, join PAOK, Apollon Patras and Nea Kifissia in the last four. Except for 2003 when AEK won, either Panathinaikos or Olympiakos has won the previous 21 titles in a league in which they dominate and other teams are also-rans.Despite playing behind closed doors, without several key players due to injury and having changed most of the squad and its coach, Panathinaikos defeated the Reds with a memorable comeback at the end.Panathinaikos jumped out to a 14-4 lead five minutes into the game, which was whittled to 33-32 at half-time. Olympiakos ran up to a big 55-42 lead in the second half before a furious Panathinaikos comeback brought them back to a 75-75 tie on a three-pointer by Dimitris Diamantidis before Uruguyan Esteban Batista, who played with the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA, scored the winner.In the other quarterfinals week, PAOK demolished KAO Dramas 88-63, Nea Kifissia reached the semi-finals for the first time in its history beating the once-glorious Aris 73-69 and Apollon Patras beat a young Panionios at Nea Smyrni, 81-63.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope: Great to be backby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is back in action after recovering from shoulder surgery.Pope played in his first match since dislocating his shoulder in July after turning out for the club’s under-23s on Monday.The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes of an away clash against Sheffield United, which the Clarets won 3-1.Pope made his England debut in early June and was part of the Three Lions squad for the World Cup in Russia.He said: “It was great to be back, it’s been a long injury spell for myself but to get back and play a real game and 90 minutes was great.“I try to help out where I can, I remember playing those sorts of games when I was their age.“So, it was good to be one of the experienced ones there today, I think that’s part of the experience and part of my job to step down and help the younger lads out.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
Braxton Miller One-HandedUpdate: Miller posted a video on his own account from a different angle. Earlier: Any concerns over Braxton Miller’s hands following his move to wide receiver could likely be alleviated by watching this video from the Ohio State football Instagram account. In the clip, Miller fields a ball launched from a JUGS machine while holding five other footballs. Ohio State deleted the post for some reason, but For The Win put it on YouTube. Yea, looks like he’s going to adjust just fine. [ For The Win ]
This year we will experience a weak El Nino, combined with the Blob ( an area of warmer water temps found in the North Pacific). This means El Nino delivers Pacific air to Western Canada instead of Arctic air (warmer) and the presence of the Blob causes the jet stream to track further north. These two working together give the signal of milder weather.This season, mild Pacific air will be more dominant then cold Arctic air and precipitation should be closer to normal amounts of 190 cm of snow and not the 340 cm received last year.“For the next 7-10 days will be quiet with temperatures going up and down, these are considerably milder days with no severe cold spells as there is a lack of persistent Arctic air,” said Gillham. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This winter season will be milder than normal temperatures, forecasted as a whole for the region.“Compared to the severity of previous winters this winter will be a bit gentler than normal,” said Doug Gillham, Meteorologist for the Weather Network.To forecast weather, Meteorologists use computer models that are designed to simulate dominant jet stream patterns globally for that upcoming season. By looking back to the past for similar patterns and then applying what happened during that winter, comparing the influence of El Nino and La Nina produces weather forecasts.
Washington: NASA has discovered a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly four million kilometres an hour — so fast that it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just six minutes. Pulsars are superdense, rapidly spinning neutron stars left behind when a massive star explodes. This one, dubbed PSR J0002+6216 (J0002 for short), sports a radio-emitting tail pointing directly toward the expanding debris of a recent supernova explosion, NASA said in a statement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US “Thanks to its narrow dart-like tail and a fortuitous viewing angle, we can trace this pulsar straight back to its birthplace,” said Frank Schinzel, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in the US. “Further study of this object will help us better understand how these explosions are able to ‘kick’ neutron stars to such high speed,” said Schinzel. Pulsar J0002 was discovered in 2017 by a citizen-science project called Einstein@Home, which uses time on the computers of volunteers to process Fermi gamma-ray data. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Thanks to computer processing time collectively exceeding 10,000 years, the project has identified 23 gamma-ray pulsars to date, NASA said. Located about 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia, J0002 spins 8.7 times a second, producing a pulse of gamma rays with each rotation. The pulsar lies about 53 light-years from the centre of a supernova remnant called CTB 1. Its rapid motion through interstellar gas results in shock waves that produce the tail of magnetic energy and accelerated particles detected at radio wavelengths using the VLA. The tail extends 13 light-years and clearly points back to the centre of CTB 1. The team was able to measure how quickly and in what direction the pulsar is moving across our line of sight. The result supports the idea that the pulsar was kicked into high speed by the supernova responsible for CTB 1, which occurred about 10,000 years ago. J0002 is speeding through space five times faster than the average pulsar, and faster than 99 per cent of those with measured speeds. It will eventually escape our galaxy, researchers said. At first, the supernova’s expanding debris would have moved outward faster than J0002, but over thousands of years the shell’s interaction with interstellar gas produced a drag that gradually slowed this motion. Meanwhile, the pulsar, behaving more like a cannonball, steadily raced through the remnant, escaping it about 5,000 years after the explosion. Exactly how the pulsar was accelerated to such high speed during the supernova explosion remains unclear, and further study of J0002 will help shed light on the process. One possible mechanism involves instabilities in the collapsing star forming a region of dense, slow-moving matter that survives long enough to serve as a “gravitational tugboat,” accelerating the nascent neutron star toward it.
OSU running back Paul Warfield (42) catches a 35-yard pass from quarterback Don Unverferth late in the second quarter for a touchdown against Michigan Nov. 30, 1963. OSU won, 14-10.Credit: AP wirephoto published by The Lantern Dec. 2, 1963In a typical year for the Ohio State and Michigan football teams, there might not be anything that takes precedence above the rivals’ annual meeting at the end of the regular season. The Game took a backseat in 1963, however, to national tragedy.Nov. 22, 1963, 50 years ago Friday, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade to an appearance in Dallas. The Ohio State-Michigan game, originally scheduled to be played the following day, was postponed one week — though not immediately.“We were actually at the stadium getting dressed when it was canceled,” Arnie Chonko, a cornerback on the 1963 team, said in an interview with The Lantern. “They didn’t cancel the game until 10 in the morning.”Members of that team acknowledged that had the game gone on as scheduled that Saturday, it would have been difficult to focus on football.“It was just the demeanor of the team was like, this game isn’t really important,” linebacker Ike Kelley said. “It’s a big game and as far as the rivalry goes between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines, but at that particular moment when we heard the news, it really didn’t matter.”Greg Lashutka, a tight end on the 1963 team who later became the mayor of Columbus from 1992 to 2000, said he thought postponing the game — as well as most of the other college football games scheduled around the nation that Nov. 23 — was the “smartest thing that collegiate football did.”“I think that was the right thing to do so people could put themselves around their own reflection, get with their loved ones,” Lashutka said. “I don’t think we could have really played the game very well that next day if we had to. It was hard enough a week later, let alone the day after.”The Game was rescheduled for Nov. 30, the latest a game between OSU and Michigan has been played until this year’s contest, which will also be played Nov. 30.The postponement had a number of effects on the rescheduled game, which the Buckeyes won, 14-10.The official attendance of that game at Michigan Stadium, which had hosted 101,450 people during a game against Michigan State earlier that year, was only 36,424, the lowest of any game at Michigan Stadium that season.The cold, wintry weather that often characterizes late November also played a factor in the game.“It was a really cold day and snowy,” Chonko said. “Not snow on the field, but sort of flurries.”The day had a high of 41 degrees and a low of 27, according to Weather Underground.The postponing had a tangible benefit for the Buckeyes, Kelley said, as it gave a number of injured players another week to heal.“I’m not sure that we would have won that game if we would have played it the next day,” Kelley said.In the aftermath of tragedy, however, Lashutka said the win was a “hollow victory.”“You wanted to play the game, you wanted to win, but it clearly (took) a lot of the enthusiasm out of the classic Ohio State-Michigan rivalry,” Lashutka said. “We all played for the sake of the game and for self-respect, but I don’t believe anybody’s heart was 100 percent in it.”Kelley said even eight days later, the normal thrill of a victory against Michigan was quickly replaced by the reality of what happened Nov. 22.“Everybody was happy that we had won the game but then it was back to the, you know, how’s the country going to heal up after such a horrific incident taking place,” Kelley said.During the game itself, however, Chonko said his focus was solely on OSU’s annual goal in the rivalry game: beat Michigan.“Once you see those helmets, those Michigan Wolverines helmets, you immediately get refocused,” Chonko said. “There’s just something about those damn helmets that just irritate a Ohio boy.”Unlike this year’s game, in which the Buckeyes (10-0) are set to play the Wolverines (7-3) with an eye on berths in the Big Ten Championship Game and in a BCS bowl, OSU’s 1963 season ended on that Nov. 30, as OSU fell short of qualifying for the Rose Bowl by finishing the year with a 5-3-1 record. Still, the OSU players said the win helped bring back some normalcy in what Chonko called a “time of great turmoil.”“We enjoyed it ‘cause we won,” Chonko said. “It would have really looked bad if we would had lost.”Nonetheless, all three players said they still vividly remember, 50 years later, how they felt when they heard about the assassination.“You remember where you were specifically the moment you heard the news,” Kelley said.
Voters will determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959. If the Alaska Legislative session ends on time, the initiative will be bound for the primary election. If the Legislature goes into a special session, the initiative is expected to appear on a ballot in the general election. Ryan Schryver, campaign director for Stand for Salmon: “The people have spoken — they want every Alaskan to vote on this issue. Leaders across the state can now see how important this issue is to all Alaskans.” The Stand for Salmon initiative would restrict interference with salmon habitats during a development project, like the proposed Pebble Mine.According to the Stand for Salmon website, the initiative would formally define characteristics of a healthy river in state law, update state listings of waters which support salmon, requires the state to notify the public of projects which could affect salmon and create salmon-protection standards developers must meet before their projects can move forward. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Elections certified the ‘Yes for Salmon Initiative’ for the 2018 ballot with nearly 42,000 signatures from all 40 legislative districts, and was signed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
Now residents are concerned over the confusion it causes tourists due to it’s construction. Visitors sometimes mistake it for a frontage road. The Alaska Department of Transportation finished reconstruction of the Alyeska Highway Multi-use Pathway in 2017 in response to safety concerns from area residents. They say they’re afraid to use the pathway because tourists, especially in RV’s, drive on it when they confuse it for the main highway. Girdwood residents have expressed these safety concerns with DOT. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Fire Department took to social media to call out drivers in motorhomes choosing to commute on the local bike path vs. the designated roadway. Some Girdwood residents have expressed concern over safety on the newly constructed bike path along Alyeska Highway.