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
This weekend, the future hockey stars of Fort St. John will hit the ice for an annual tournament.Fort St. John Minor Hockey will be putting on their annual Novice Tournament for seven and eight year-olds, which begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. The tournament final will take place on Sunday.- Advertisement -The tournament will consist of five home teams including Specific Northern Gas, Ernie’s Sports, Sharp Instruments, Northern Spring and The Legion.The tournament also includes seven different teams from around the Peace Region.The tournament will take place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and admission is free.
FOOTBALL: As the build-up continues to the Finn Harps U19s showdown with Dundalk this Saturday, team captain Keelan McDermott is confident that his side can bag the three points that just might get them a top two place group section finish- guaranteeing a home draw in the quarter-finals of the FAI National League competition.“The season has gone well for us. We had a couple of poor results within the first four games but we picked up after that and went on a nine game unbeaten run in the league, which contained a lot of good performances individually and collectively. We have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, but have dropped stupid points in recent weeks which leaves us needing a final day victory and other results to go our way to finish in the top two to get a home quarter final, which would be a boost, but I fancy us against any team on our day, home or away” McDermott saidThe Derry lad is moving to Belfast shortly to continue his studies at the University of Ulster Jordanstown. He started his schoolboy football career with Oxford United before moving onto Maiden City and then to Institute briefly before making the move to Harps. “I’ve known about Harps a long time due to my granddad. He was a Harps fan back when they started and used to go to all the games when he was younger. I made the move to Harps last August after the Foyle Cup. While I’m just over a year here now it feels like I’ve been at the club a lot longer. It definitely is the most tight-knit club I’ve been involved with since I started playing.”McDermott is a holding midfielder, trying to stop the opposition getting on the ball and setting up attacks from deep positions. The Derry lad also spoke about just how the Harps U19 team captaincy came about.“To be honest I don’t really believe there was any real lead up to it. I played well throughout the shorter interim season for the 19s, and was handed the captaincy before the first game of this season against St. Pats, which I wasn’t really expecting. But, I was honoured to have been given it. I believe I’ve done well as captain. My performances have been decent and I felt I’ve led the team well, but self-praise is no praise as you know, so you would be better to get an answer from elsewhere!”McDermott has also praised the role of the coaches at Finn Park. “The coaches have all been great for the team as a whole and for me individually. They give us all great confidence to go out and play with freedom and to enjoy playing. “They want us all to do well for ourselves on the field and off it. With them being like that, it makes us want to do well for them as well as ourselves.”The captain is very much looking to Saturday’s game with three points a must, he says, in order to be in with a chance of an FAI U19 National League home quarter-final tie.“Saturday’s game is a big one. A win will give us a great chance of leapfrogging Derry City and Dundalk, and securing a home draw for the quarter final stage of the competition. It would also give a great lift to the squad and give us momentum going into the quarter finals.”As regards the opposition, Dundalk, McDermott says the visitors have improved since the two sides drew at Oriel Park earlier in the season and they will want to hold onto at least second place in the table to get a home draw in the knockout stages.“When we faced Dundalk in Oriel Park earlier in the season, we secured a 0-0 draw. It was a game of few chances where we could’ve nicked it late on, but a draw was a fair result on the day. We beat Dundalk at home last year 3-0 and I would love if we got that result on Saturday. But they are a much improved side from then and without doubt this will be one of the toughest games of our season but I’m sure we will be up for the battle in what should be a great contest” McDermott said. McDermott confident Harps U19’s can get win over Dundalk was last modified: September 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Dundalkfinn harpsMcDermottSportU19s
Malaria nets play a crucial role in reducing the spread of the disease. (Image: Malaria No More) MEDIA CONTACTS • Fadéla ChaibWHO communications officer +41 22 791 3228 or +41 79 475 5556RELATED ARTICLES • Malaria vaccine in final testing • Fruity treatment for malaria• Swaziland to wipe out malaria • Scientists abuzz over mosquito• Adventurer spreads his net wideJanine ErasmusSouth Africa is one of nine African countries that has managed to slash malaria-induced illness and death by half, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).This was revealed in the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2009, released in December. The document profiled the status of malaria in 108 countries around the world.The nine African nations are Botswana, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia. The semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar in the United Republic of Tanzania also achieved a 50% reduction. This can be attributed to the use of insecticidal nets and proper treatment of patients, said the WHO.Aggressive malaria control strategies have been implemented across the continent, according to WHO director-general Dr Margaret Chan. This is due to a drastic increase in funding for malaria control and prevention, which gives health workers the opportunity to cover greater areas with preventive measures.Between 2003 and 2009, global funding rose from $US300-million (R2.2-billion) to $1.7-billion (R12.6-billion) – although this falls short of the estimated $5-billion (R37-billion) needed annually to successfully combat the disease.Chan said the world health body is cautiously optimistic that the spread of malaria is slowing, and the main beneficiaries are the children of sub-Saharan Africa.The report said that four of the 31 African nations considered to be high-burden, as well as five of the seven low-burden countries, have achieved more than a 50% reduction in malaria cases compared to 2000.The report also showed that incidence of the disease has been halved in 29 of 56 countries surveyed outside the African region.One of the aims of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals is to reduce the under-five mortality rate by 66% between 1990 and 2015. According to the WHO, the survey shows that some countries are on track to meet this significant goal, as well as other malaria targets set.Download the World Malaria Report 2009 (PDF, 1.16MB).More nets and better treatmentThe report revealed that, compared to 2006, more insecticidal nets and treatments were made available to those in need during 2007 and 2008.More African households, 31% in 2008 compared to 17% in 2006, own at least one insecticide-treated net. Consequently, more children under five years of age were able to use this life-saving item. In 13 high-burden countries, more than 50% of households owned at least one net.The use of rapid diagnostic tests as well as artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), which are well tolerated by patients and are most recommended by experts, are on the rise.However, the percentage of African patients with access to these vital therapies is still unacceptably low, said the report. Although the World Health Assembly has set a target of 80%, in 11 out of 13 countries surveyed, fewer than 15% of young patients were treated with ACTs.Resistance to anti-malarial drugs is a continuing threat to achieving control of the disease, but the WHO and other agencies are working hard to prevent the spread of drug resistance. Steps to be taken include reducing the spread of the disease itself, ensuring that malaria outbreaks are correctly diagnosed and treated, doing away with artemisinin monotherapies in favour of combination therapies, and monitoring medication so that any sign of resistance will be detected immediately.The report documented the significant impact of the combination of effective treatment and bed nets, and suggested that the Millennium Development Goal for malaria is not out of reach, provided these key strategies become more widely available. It also said the two-thirds reduction in infant mortality can also be achieved with a sustained effort to control malaria.Funding needs to be spread more evenly. At the moment many funding sources concentrate on smaller countries with lower infection rates. More attention must be given to bigger countries with a higher malaria burden, said the report.Preventable diseaseMalaria is caused by the transmission of parasites of the genus Plasmodium into the blood. P. falciparum is the most deadly of the four human-infecting species, being the only one that kills. The vector, or carrier, is the female Anopheles mosquito.An Anopheles bite results in large numbers of parasites moving through the bloodstream into vital organs, which become vulnerable to damage and failure. Patients with low immunity can die from organ failure, and in pregnant women and children the disease contributes to anaemia, low birth weight, premature birth and neurological damage. Cerebral malaria is a particularly dangerous form of the disease.Malaria is both preventable and curable, but can only be successfully combated using a multi-faceted approach. This involves not only effective treatment of patients, but also insecticide-impregnated bed nets, indoor spraying, bite prevention and the development of an effective vaccine by 2015. The ultimate goal is the development by 2025 of a vaccine that would provide more than 80% protection and last for more than four years.With about half of the entire global population at risk of contracting malaria, it is not surprising that a staggering 243-million cases and almost 863 000 deaths were registered in 2008. Of the deaths, around 767 000, or 89%, occurred in Africa. Malaria kills one child under the age of five every 30 seconds.
“Their support has gone a long way in ensuring the successful growth of the Africa Open. It’s wonderful news for all of us that have grown to love this tournament that we will be coming to the Africa Open’s home for the next five years.” “It was a real dogfight for most of the day,” Oosthuizen said after securing victory. Two-shot victoryIn 2011 it took a playoff for Oosthuizen to win, but this time around he won by two shots after three strong rounds and an outstanding performance in the second round in which he fired an 11-under-par 62, sinking nine birdies and an eagle three on the par-five sixth. Tjaart van der Walt pushed Oosthuizen all the way. He matched the 2010 Open champion with a 69 in the first round, carded a 64 in response to Oosthuizen’s 62, and then shot a 65 to Oosthuizen’s 67 in the third round to enter the final round on even terms. His victory in the event, which was also co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, marked the first time he has been successful in a European Tour title defence. It was also his fourth title on the Tour and his ninth career victory. “I remember watching Tjaart when I was an amateur, and it was just great seeing him play to his potential today. He played really well. He’s one of those who won’t go away. He’s not going to mess it up. He’s too consistent for that.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material On Sunday, the outcome wasn’t decided until the 71st hole, when Oosthuizen nailed a 35-foot putt for birdie to move two shots clear. SponsorshipOn Sunday, it was also was announced that the East London Golf Club will host the Africa Open for the next five years, thanks to a sponsorship from the Buffalo City municipality. Louis Oosthuizen (-27) 69, 62, 67, 67, 265Tjaart van der Walt (-25) 69, 64, 65, 69, 267Retief Goosen (-24) 65, 68, 66, 69, 268Jaco van Zyl (-23) 71, 65, 67, 66, 269Alistair Forsyth (Sco) (-22) 69, 66, 68, 67, 270Richard Sterne (-20) 69, 69, 64, 70, 272Danny Willett (Eng) (-19) 67, 68, 65, 73, 273Lee Craig (Sco) (-18) 68, 67, 68, 71, 274Lyle Rowe (-18) 73, 68, 65, 68, 274Matthew Baldwin (Eng) (-17) 72, 64, 70, 69, 275Magnus Carlsson (Swe) (-17) 69, 66, 70, 70, 275Emiliano Grillo (Arg) (-17) 73, 66, 71, 65, 275Peter Karmis -17 68, 70, 69, 68, 275 9 January 2012 Sixth place went to South Africa’s Richard Sterne, who had spent almost a year on the sidelines because of back problems. In an encouraging return to action, he finished on 20-under 272. Third placeRetief Goosen, the 2009 champion, played steadily and turned in rounds of 65, 68, 66, and 69 to claim third place on 24-under-par 268. In addition, it was Oosthuizen’s sixth top-eight finish on the European Tour in succession, which serves to underline his growing maturity as a consistent top contender. “The Africa Open has benefited East London on an economic level, golf development has been given a wonderful boost since the inception of the Africa Open and our professional golfers have a wonderful opportunity to compete for great prize money and a chance to win European Tour membership.” “The dedication from Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality since they joined as sponsors in 2009 has been commendable,” Oosthuizen told the European Tour. Jaco van Zyl ended fourth on 23-under 269, while Alistair Forsyth of Scotland was the first foreign finisher, taking fifth with a total of 22-under-par 270. Two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen said: “I think it’s a win-win situation for everyone and I want to congratulate both Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. LEADERBOARD (South African unless otherwise stated) For Van der Walt, it was a case of so near yet so far again; it was the ninth runner-up finish of his 15-year career which has yet to produce a victory. Tournament recordHe finished on a superb tournament record 27-under-par 265, with Van der Walt ending two shots adrift on 25-under-par 267. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen successfully defended his Africa Open title at East London Golf Club on Sunday to move to the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings.
7 November 2013 South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has set a target of securing two-million new registrations by the time the voters’ roll closes before next year’s general elections. “Through its registration drive, the IEC hopes to increase registrations to 80% of the voting-age population, in line with levels of previous elections, which would require an additional two million voters to register,” IEC chairperson Advocate Pansy Tlakula told SAnews on Wednesday.Voter registration readiness Tlakula said everything is ready for eligible voters at the IEC’s 22 263 registration stations, which will operate between 8am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. All registration materials have been delivered to eight metropolitan councils and 226 local municipal councils, and will be delivered over the next two days to the registration stations for the opening on Saturday morning, she added. The voting districts represent an almost 7% increase over the 20 859 districts in place for the 2011 local government election. The growth reflects an expansion of voting districts in predominantly rural areas, to reduce the distance required for voters to travel to voting stations. The increases are 15% in the Free State, 10% in Limpopo and 9% each in the North West and KwaZulu-Natal.Registering to vote The Department of Home Affairs has agreed to open its branches on Saturday and Sunday, to coincide with the registration station hours for the collection of ID books, smartcard IDs or temporary identity certificates. Tlakula said a total of 45 795 election officials will be standing by to register new voters, and to verify the registration details of existing voters. To register, eligible voters need to be in possession of a green bar-coded ID book, or a temporary ID certificate, or the new smart card ID. Encouraging students to take time out to vote, Tlakula said: “Our voter registration process is very quick, and I’m sure that even those young people who are preparing for their exams can take a few minutes to visit our registration stations in their respective areas, in order to register for next year’s general elections”. “Almost 30 000 zip-zap [automatic scanner] machines have undergone testing and battery checks to ensure they are ready for the weekend,” she said. “The machines will be in an optimal functional condition as a result of these testing procedures they have undergone.”Registration stations Registration stations are located at a wide variety of premises which are leased by the Electoral Commission for registration weekends and voting days. These include schools (65%), community and civic halls (10%), places of worship (7%) and other community venues. Approximately 7% will use temporary facilities including tents and other temporary structures. There will also be 30 mobile registration stations, which will be used in rural areas. Currently the Free State has the higher percentage of voter registration at 80%, followed by the Eastern Cape (79.6%), Northern Cape (77.6%), Limpopo (77.0%), KwaZulu-Natal (75.0%) and North West (73.5%). The provinces with the lowest registration percentages are Mpumalanga (70.3%), Western Cape (70.3%) and Gauteng (69.2%). Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Reese and Ty HigginsThere is not much that politicians on opposing sides of the aisle agree upon these days, but improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure could be one of them.“If there was a to-do list for the American people, I would say political acrimony and obstruction are not on it, but infrastructure is. It is encouraging to see both Republicans and Democrats have both come to the conclusion that they need to justify they deserve to be there. One of the most effective ways to do that is to actually get something done and I think infrastructure is the best opportunity to do that in a bipartisan manner,” said Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition. “But you’re not just making an allocation of funding for a short period of time. It is something you invest in your long-term competitiveness. For agriculture, we really need that right now. As the federal government looks at what tools it has in its toolbox to help farmers, the message we are conveying is that infrastructure investment is one of those tools.”In the extensive series of roads, rails and rivers throughout the country connecting farms to the rest of the world, there are plenty of areas in need of improvements.“We need to make sure we are focused on the inefficiencies and challenges of moving agricultural freight. That includes rural roads and bridges, inland waterways, and our ports. They all have to work in concert with one another,” he said. “One mode hands off to another mode. It doesn’t do a lot of good if one link in your chain is in exquisite condition if another link in your chain is in dilapidated condition.”With major issues facing agriculture and international trade, infrastructure is one course of action that Congress has the power to move forward.“Farmers, particularly soybean farmers, are really taking it on the chin due to this dispute with China. This is an industry that was actually improving our trade balance and our relationship with China but yet is the industry most adversely affected by this larger issue,” Steenhoek said. “We talk about this aid package and these bilateral trade agreements with other countries and those are fine and good, but I think a nice compliment to that is infrastructure investment.”While there are almost endless options for spending money on infrastructure, there are a few priorities that could have a broad and significant impact.“We need to make sure locks and dams are fortified and well maintained so you don’t have that catastrophic failure. I think that one project that would provide pretty quick bang for the buck would be dredging the lower Mississippi River at New Orleans from its current depth of 45 feet to 50 feet,” he said. “All of these big soybean producing states channel their soybeans on the river out to the international marketplace. The price the farmers receive is largely a function of the efficient transportation system after they make the delivery. If you have a problem in the river, farmers see a widening basis because the supply chain isn’t working. If you improve the efficiency, the inverse is true, and farmers actually see a positive impact on their basis. This is a way to put an infusion of money into farmers’ wallets by making the supply chain more efficient. There could be $461 million annually for American soybean farmers by just that one infrastructure project.”
The ads are, as a group, delightfully off-brand. They’re too cool for Microsoft, which has generally dwelt somewhere between stodgy and cutesy in terms of marketing.Better still, they show that Microsoft just might be listening to what users really need: Web Slices to get quick views of personally important sites without wasting unnecessary time browsing between full-on tabs; sharing accelerators for sending along lolcats or other media with a single right-click; and yes, a way to keep the missus from finding out about your love affair with Suicide Girls.The features are nifty in themselves. We’d totally use them if we weren’t already committed to Chrome and Firefox. Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#web jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Under waves of ever-increasing competition from Mozilla, Safari, and Google, Microsoft has released a series of edgy, PSA-style online videos to promote Internet Explorer 8.Featuring one-time Lois and Clark actor Dean Cain, the ads are uncharacteristically hip and discuss such real-world Internet problems as the fear of missing something (a.k.a. insomnia by social media) and the fear of your S.O. finding your porn cache. However, at least one of the videos was just too cool for Microsoft. After becoming strangely popular and talked-about online, the video was renounced by the software mega-company and pulled from the promotional website. Somewhere tonight, a creative director weeps.A Microsoft rep wrote in an email to CNET, “We created the… video as a tongue-in-cheek look at the InPrivate Browsing feature of Internet Explorer 8, using the same irreverent humor that our customers told us they liked about other components of the Internet Explorer 8 marketing campaign. While much of the feedback to this particular piece of creative was positive, some of our customers found it offensive, so we have removed it.”The spot itself features a young lady spewing copious amounts of what used to be breakfast on a young man. She’d borrowed his laptop and evidently stumbled upon some hideous new Rule 34 form of online entertainment. The ad serves to highlight IE8’s sneaky no-history InPrivate browsing feature. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Melchiot tells Chelsea striker Abraham: Get nasty like Drogba!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTammy Abraham needs to develop a nasty streak like former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. That is according to ex-Blues defender Mario Melchiot.Abraham has already proven his goalscoring chops, having blasted in seven this season. But Melchiot thinks his game can reach another level.”Tammy Abraham is a real finisher but, as much as I like him as a player, he’s sometimes got to be more of a bad boy,” Melchiot told talkSPORT.”You know why? When you play against players like Virgil van Dijk, the striker has to have a bit of badness in him. A bit of nastiness.”OK, look at the guys I played against, like Ryan Giggs. He was so elegant, he dribbled beautifully, but trust me, if I kicked him he would have got up and either kicked me back or found a way to do it – he was one of the best players I played against.”Tammy needs that too. As cute as he looks, he’s young, fresh and exciting to watch, he needs to have that.”If you look at Drogba, [Jimmy Floyd] Hasselbaink, these guys weren’t cute when you played against them.”Be a little bit of a bad boy! Bring that badness out of you!” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say