Battling City satisfy boss Pellegrini

first_img City needed a 70th-minute strike from Yaya Toure to break the resistance of the spirited Potters at the Etihad Stadium and claim three valuable Barclays Premier League points. It was a hard-fought 1-0 victory but it would have been more convincing had Edin Dzeko not missed embarrassingly from two yards. It was the response required after failure to win on their last two Premier League outings, as well as the midweek Champions League loss to Barcelona. Pellegrini has spoken often of his desire to win in style but on this occasion he was simply happy with the points. He said: “The satisfaction is the same. We cannot expect to win by three or four goals every match. It is important to know how to win both ways.” Pellegrini said Jovetic, who came on just before the hour, was forced off with cramp, while Aguero, after five games out with hamstring trouble, will return to training next week. Stoke boss Mark Hughes felt his side acquitted themselves well but paid a heavy price for some errors. Hughes, formerly manager at Eastlands, said: “I was pleased with what we produced. “We had a game plan and whenever you have one, you have to execute it to the best of your ability and I thought we did that for most of the game. “We made a couple of errors that led to the goal and consecutive errors tend to lead to goals. Apart from that we were resolute. “We had a couple of efforts where we might have scored, most notably Charlie’s (Adam) effort where Joe Hart made an outstanding save.” Hughes was not happy with all of City’s tactics, feeling that some of the home players pushed the boundaries of legality. Vincent Kompany – a player Hughes signed for City – was one player Hughes commented about. He said: “I thought on a couple of occasions – call it professionalism or good play, or a bit of cynical play – we had good opportunities that were stopped because my players were being taken out. “The player that you mentioned and on three or four other occasions Stoke players were taken out quite cynically in my view. “It is part of the game and the ref, in fairness, booked the majority of them but maybe he should have looked to give another yellow card.” Manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted Manchester City won ugly against Stoke but backed his misfiring strikers to regain their touch. Press Association Just moments after Toure’s strike, the unmarked Bosnian was presented with an open goal but contrived to fluff his shot. With Alvaro Negredo still to regain top form after recent injury, Stevan Jovetic coming on as a substitute and then going off again, and Sergio Aguero out, City’s prolific forward line has temporarily seized up. Pellegrini said: “I think it is normal during the season that sometimes the strikers may lose (the chances) to score but I trust in all of them. I am sure they will recover their normal performance. “We didn’t create many chances because Stoke defended very well. “All the team were behind the ball and near the box, but we had the patience for the 90 minutes and finally we scored.” Pellegrini said he had not lost any faith in Dzeko – who has still scored 17 goals this season – after his remarkable miss. He said: “Every player can have a bad day. Maybe he had a bad day, maybe he was nervous after he failed that goal but I will continue trusting in him.” City’s victory was a welcome one in title terms, coming after rivals Chelsea had won earlier in the day. last_img read more

Bionic Cat Becomes Media Sensation

first_imgA cat has become an internet superstar in Italy, thanks to a new spring in its step. Bionic cat Vito becomes ‘superstar’ with his prosthetic legs— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 17, 2019 A 6-year-old cat has become an online sensation here in Italy thanks to two new prosthetic hind legs.Vito, or Vituzzo, as the cat is known, had his rear limbs amputated after he was run over in Milan last summer.Then he received spring-loaded legs with joints, similar to those used by athletes.He’s reportedly the first cat in the world to be fitted with this type of advanced prosthesis.He can now be seen wandering about again and climbing sofas at home on his social media accounts.last_img read more

Cricket News Australia vs India: Adam Gilchrist feels India’s success will be more about mind than body

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Australian wicket-keeper and a legend of the game Adam Gilchrist feels India’s success on their tour of Australia will depend “on mind more than the body”. Gilchrist also hailed the Indian bowling set-up and labelled Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world.“It is challenging playing overseas. I do believe India [have] a strong bowling unit and some quality batsmen, including the best batsman in the world, Virat Kohli,” said the iconic former Australia wicket-keeper batsman to ESPNcricinfo, on Sunday.ALSO READ: BCCI Payments: Ravi Shastri bags Rs. 2.05 crore as advance payment“They have the potential to win overseas. Perhaps it is just mind, more than the body.”The Virat Kohli-led Indian team are ranked no.1 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. However, the lost both the tough overseas series against South Africa and now the ongoing series against England despite their bowling and skipper Kohli doing well during the tours. Now, with Steve Smith and David Warner both suspended from International cricket, the four-match Test series is a well worthy shot at glory for the Indians.Kohli, who made his captaincy debut on the tour of Australia last time, smashed four centuries and Gilchrist firmly believes he will be the main man for team India once again.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India’s probable lineup against Pakistan“What I admire about Virat’s captaincy is his tenacity and the way he drags his team with him just by being positive,” he explained.”Perhaps, it would not be advisable for Australians to upset him because it may boomerang against them as he is world’s best batsmen at the moment.“He looks to me like a guy who likes challenges when the chips are down … From Australia’s point of view, they do not want him to score as heavily as he is doing in England.Gilchrist also said the battle for the best pace attack will be the most intriguing part of the Australia vs India series.”As the series goes on, we’re going to find out who has the better pace attack, and that is going to be the most intriguing part of the series.”India’s tour of Australia will start from November 21, 2018 and will finish on January 18, 2019. The complete tour will have 3 T20Is, 4 Tests, and 3 ODIs. last_img read more

GFF-ALWAYS Championship Cup 2019 matches continue today at Providence

first_imgCOMPETITION in the Guyana Football Federation-ALWAYS Championship Cup, featuring six female clubs, is set to continue today at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Training Centre at Providence, East Bank Demerara.In today’s double-header Lady Panthers will take on Foxy Ladies from 13:00hrs, with the main attraction between the Guyana Police Force and Fruta Conquerors starting at 14:30hrs.Tomorrow’s action will open with Lady Panthers and Fruta Conquerors at 13:00hrs, to be followed by a clash between Santos and Guyana Police Force (GPF).All teams are being urged to be at the playing venue at least one hour prior to the start of their respective matches in order to facilitate a prompt kick-off.Meanwhile, in last weekend’s opening matches, Fruta Conquerors recorded the largest margin of victory, whipping Santos 10-0 while Guyana Police Force lost back-to-back matches to Foxy Ladies 0-2 and Lady Panthers 0-3.Conquerors were led to their huge win thanks to Abioce Heywood who led with a hat-trick (19th, 29th, 39th), with a brace each from National forward Tiandi Smith (15th, 36th), Lakeisha Peasron (10th, 55th) and Shayma Daniels in the 44th and 52nd minutes. The other goal came off the boot of Shanic Thornhill in the 62nd minute.Foxy Ladies in their 2-0 win over Guyana Police Force got their two goals either side of play from Shontel in the 11th minute and Janel Edmonson in the 36th minute.Lady Panthers’ 3-0 win which was also over the GPF was built around strikes from Bliz Hope in the 13th minute, Albau Marquez from the penalty spot in the 55th minute with the third and final goal from Shavey Reuben in the 60th minute.last_img read more

Advantage on glass makes up for subpar shooting from field

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoEven against the likes of Idaho State, Bo Ryan’s brand of basketball is rarely pretty.The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team squeaked by the Bengals last night despite shooting just 22.7 percent from beyond the arc and 37.7 percent overall.“We stuck it out,” senior Marcus Landry said. “We ended up on the left hand side, but like [Jason Bohannon] was saying, we have got to get a lot better. We have to focus on the things that we can get better at.”UW’s seventh win of the season came by the virtue of strong rebounding and out-hustling the Bengals.In other words, typical Badger basketball.“You win games by rebounding the ball better than we did tonight,” Idaho State head coach Joe O’Brien said. “Fifteen offensive rebounds is unacceptable.”Ryan’s team finished with a 33-26 rebounding advantage, including 15 offensive rebounds to the Bengals’ five. Part of the Badgers’ advantage can be attributed to the ISU zone, a defense O’Brien’s team rarely plays.“I just don’t think we were doing a very good job of blocking out,” O’Brien said. “It’s harder to block out in a zone than it is man-to-man. Every coach will tell you that, but we have played enough zone in our basketball career that at least we can make an attempt, and I didn’t think we made an attempt to put bodies on people in close.”UW was led by senior Joe Krabbenhoft with nine rebounds, while Landry and sophomore Jon Leuer chipped in eight and seven, respectively. Considering the Badgers were outrebounded by one against Marquette on Saturday, the turnaround on the boards shows significant improvement.“That was huge,” Krabbenhoft said about the rebound discrepancy. “I thought we did a great job. Marcus really set the tone, and Jon came off the bench and had some nice offensive rebounds.”Contributing to the advantage on the boards was a newfound aggressiveness in the second half. After shooting 15 3-pointers in the first half, the Badgers only shot seven after halftime, instead choosing to feed the ball into the post.“Just improvements made at halftime,” Krabbenhoft said. “We try to do that every game, and if you count the post touches in the first half, we had to have doubled it.“That is our mindset; inside-out, and I thought we did a better job of that in the second half.”Though UW rebounded the ball well throughout the game, Ryan called a timeout 1:38 into the second half noticeably upset with his team. Ryan said the timeout was used simply to emphasize the importance of hustling.“I didn’t say anything; I just wanted a timeout,” Ryan said. “It was just a little adjustment we had to make. Two times a ball was on the floor, and a white jersey didn’t dive on it. You can’t play for me. Those kind of guys can’t play for me.”According to Krabbenhoft, from that point on the Badgers played with a new sense of urgency.last_img read more

Syracuse’s Tiana Mangakahia is a passer one game, a scorer the next

first_imgThree days after Tiana Mangakahia torched Georgia Tech to the tune of a career-high 44 points, then-No. 11 Florida State tried to clamp down on SU’s dynamic point guard.When Mangakahia seemed to slip free of her defender thanks to an on-ball screen, the Seminoles sent help to hedge hard and force the point guard to find an outlet. FSU wasn’t going to let Mangakahia beat them.She still did though, dishing 13 assists, namely to Miranda Drummond, who racked up 38 points and led the Orange to an upset win.“It’s about what we needed,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We needed all 44 points for us to win the game, and she went out and did that. The next game, they kinda sat on her a little harder and she just found her teammates.”Roughly halfway through her inaugural season with Syracuse (14-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast), Mangakahia has shown an innate ability to flip the switch from scoring to passing. On Jan. 4 against the Yellow Jackets, it was her turn to pile on point after point. Against FSU, she quickly realized she couldn’t be the main scorer and fed Drummond. One way or the other, game by game, Mangakahia can fill whichever role is needed of her.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When I’m not having a good day,” Mangakahia said, “we can all step up, we can all contribute.”Dan Olson, the director of, which is partnered with ESPNW, ranked Mangakahia as the top junior college point guard when she was at Hutchinson Community College. Then, she was entirely pass-first, and Olson called her the “purest of point guards” and a “distributor.”Earlier this season, Mangakahia fit that bill. She started the season with a six-point, 10-assist outing against Morgan State, and didn’t dip below 10 helpers until the ninth game of the season — a 79-39 blowout against Colgate in which Mangakahia played a season-low 28 minutes.Now, though, Mangakahia looks to pass or score based on what she sees from a defense, she said. Against GT, the defense “sagged” when she came off screens. This gave her room to move downhill and attack the basket.Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorThree days later, Florida State went out of its way to stop Mangakahia, so she beat them by helping Drummond light it up. Against FSU, the defense dictated Mangakahia’s play, Hillsman said.To slow Mangakahia down, the Seminoles sent an extra defender to the top of the key when she dribbled around a ball screen. If they didn’t show her a double team, the Seminoles hedged the screen hard, slowing Mangakahia enough to let her defender try and fight through the screen.But by choosing to doggedly focus on Mangakahia, the Seminoles left others open.“I did feel like they weren’t letting me get into the lane as much,” Mangakahia said. “… when teams start to take away something, you try something else.”When she is forced into passing, Mangakahia has excelled at making defenses pay — 11 times this season, she has racked up at least 10 assists.Some passes come in the form of drive-and-kicks, when Mangakahia will crash into the lane, causing the defense to collapse and letting her feed an open shooter. In other instances, she’ll bounce a pass to a back-cutting Drummond. When she looks for the bigs down low, Mangakahia will float a lob, letting the lengthy Digna Strautmane or Amaya Finklea-Guity grab it.“I just try and do whatever the defense gives me,” Mangakahia said. “Against Georgia Tech I felt like I could attack them, and I stuck to that.”During a five-game stretch starting in December, Mangakahia failed to eclipse 10 assists in any contest. However, she averaged 24.4 points per game over that span, the most of any Syracuse player.One of those games was a 12-point, nine-assist outing against UNLV on Dec. 22, but the day before, Mangakahia scored 20 against then-No. 5 Mississippi State. A week later, on Dec. 28, she poured in 26 in South Bend, Indiana, when SU faced then-No. 2 Notre Dame.Then, it was 44 against GT. It seemed Mangakahia was poised to continue her hot scoring, to fill it up every game, almost at will.But Florida State decided to slow her scoring, so she decided to pass. Comments Published on January 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Zimbabwe recalls Brendan Taylor for Test cricket

first_imgFormer  Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor, and all-rounder Kyle Jarvis have been recalled, boosting Zimbabwe for their two-Test cricket series against thevWest Indies, starting on Saturday, October 21 at the Queen’s Sports Club in Zimbabwe.The recent selection follows a long lay-off from the five-day Test cricket format for the two players. The hosts have now made seven changes to the squad from their last Test played against Sri Lanka three months ago.Both Taylor and Jarvis had walked away from the game in Zimbabwe, amid a period of chaos, and turned their cricketing skills over to the county game that is played in England. However, both players were coaxed into returning to the home team following meetings with the convenor of Zimbabwe selectors Tatenda Taibu, their former teammate.Taylor wore the last of his 23 Test caps in November 2014 against Bangladesh. He rose to the position of captain in a career that includes four Test hundreds.Fast-medium bowler Jarvis played eight Tests between 2011 and 2013.last_img read more

NASCAR results at Sonoma: Martin Truex Jr. repeats victory in Toyota/Save Mart 350

first_imgMORE: Watch NASCAR live with fuboTV (7-day trial)​Thanks to a set of fresh tires, Busch closed an eight-second lead by Truex to just over one second in the final laps but, ultimately came up short. Busch and Truex finished far ahead of any other driver despite a heavily damaged front to Busch’s No. 18 M&M car.Ryan Blaney placed third, followed by a career-best fourth place from Matt DiBenedetto and a fifth-place finish from Denny Hamlin who claimed Stage 2. William Byron led every lap of Stage 1 on his way to winning his first stage of the season, but struggled the rest of the race finishing 19th.The race was the first road course of the season and featured the return to Sonoma Raceway’s 11-turn, 2.52-mile layout for the first time since 1997 to commemorate the track’s 50th anniversary. The race also served as the final call for NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip and his iconic “Boogity, boogity, boogity,” line in the Fox broadcast booth.The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to Chicagoland Raceway for the Camping World 400 on Sunday.Sporting News tracked live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from the Toyota/Save Mart 350. Follow along below.NASCAR at Sonoma: Live updates, highlights from Toyota/Save Mart 350(All times Eastern.)Caution flags: 2Lead changes: 6Lap leaders: Martin Truex Jr. (59), William Byron (21), Denny Hamlin (4), Chase Elliott (3), Kyle Busch (3)Toyota/Save Mart 350: 2019 winner, top 20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)592.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)33.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)4.Matt DiBenedettoLeavine Family Racing (95)5.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)46.Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas (4)7.Ryan NewmanRichard Childress Racing (6)8.Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing (20)9.Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas (10)10.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)11.Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing (14)12.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)13.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)14.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)15.Daniel HemricRichard Childress Racing (8)16.Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty Racing (37)17.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas (41)18.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)19.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)2120.David RaganFront Row Motorsports (38)5:59 p.m.: Truex wins by six car lengths for his fourth victory of the year.5:57 p.m.: Eleven turns to the checkered flag. Truex has a lead slightly larger than a second.5:56 p.m.: Three to go!5:52 p.m.: Five to go, and Truex and Busch have a 25-second lead over third.5:48 p.m.: Truex gets caught with side-by-side lap cars, and he has to slam the brakes. His lead is down to under one second.It’s getting tighter! @KyleBusch is doing all he can to catch @MartinTruex_Jr! Get to @FS1 now!— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20195:43 p.m.: Ten laps left and its, Truex, Busch, Blaney, Harvick and DiBenedetto.👀@MartinTruex_Jr | @KyleBusch— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20195:38 p.m.: Busch’s team tells him to slow down a bit and save some for the end.5:35 p.m.: Logano pits with battery issues and 15 laps to go.5:32 p.m.: Busch has cut Truex’s lead in half to just over three seconds.5:29 p.m.: Blaney, Harvick and Jimmie Johnson are battling for third while Truex and Busch are well ahead with 19 laps remaining.5:26 p.m.: Chase Elliott is officially done for the day.Chase Elliott is done for the day (engine let go).#HotPass— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 23, 20195:22 p.m.: Truex now has an eight-second lead over Busch after the most recent pit stops.5:20 p.m.: Busch finally pits with 24 laps remaining. He takes two tires.5:16 p.m.: Busch is complaining of radio failure. That may explain why he didn’t pit.5:15 p.m.: Truex pits with 27 to go. Busch opts to stay on the track despite worn tires. This is a huge gamble..@MartinTruex_Jr is in, but @KyleBusch stays out!How will this affect things at the finish at @RaceSonoma?— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20195:10 p.m.: Elliott has to make an emergency pit stop, complaining about low oil pressure.5:06 p.m.: Truex and Busch hold a pretty sizable lead with 31 laps left.5:00 p.m.: Kyle Busch’s crew is worried about radiator damage stemming from contact with Blaney a few laps back.😱 | @KyleBusch— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20194:57 p.m.: Now McDowell spins out yet again. Has some decent nose damage.4:55 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hits the back of Ryan Preece in Turn 11 and spins out Preece.Turn 11 strikes again at @RaceSonoma!Watch as @StenhouseJr makes contact with @RyanPreece_ during the final stage. (📺: @FS1)— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20194:53 p.m.: Busch now passes Elliott for second with 40 laps left.4:47 p.m.: Kyle Busch and Blaney are going back and forth for third.4:43 p.m.: Green flag for Stage 3 and the final 46 laps of this race. Ryan Blaney makes some contact.4:38 p.m.: Looks like Truex and Elliott will agains be 1-2 on the restart.Stage 2 winner: Denny Hamlin4:30 p.m.: Denny Hamlin wins his second stage of 2019.Correction: Timing and scoring just updated to show Kyle Busch 9th ahead of Bubba Wallace in 10th. #TSM350— PRN (@PRNlive) June 23, 20194:28 p.m.: The leaders pit and Denny Hamlin takes his first lead.4:26 p.m.: Truex, Elliott and Kyle Busch are a full 10 seconds in front of everyone else.4:23 p.m.: Kurt Busch and others start heading to pit road with four laps to go.4:19 p.m.: Paul Menard spins out in Turn 11 after McDowell makes contact with the No. 21, but no caution.😬😬😬@Mc_Driver | #PaulMenard— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20194:14 p.m.: Aric Almirola goes off the track in Turn 4.4:13 p.m.: Logano’s electrical problems are apparently fixed. He’s improved 10 positions since the restart to 13th.4:10 p.m.: Clint Bowyer was forced to pit early with a lose tire.A tough break for @ClintBowyer!He’s forced to make an unscheduled stop because of a loose wheel and now runs P37.— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20194:04 p.m.: Green flag for Stage 2, and Truex immediately passes Elliott on the first turn.3:57 p.m.: Chase Elliot and Martin Truex are the first off pit road. Byron will restart 18th3:54 p.m.: Joey Logano is reporting electrical issues.Stage 1 winner: William Byron3:51 p.m.: Byron wins his first stage of the season.William Byron leads every lap and wins Stage 1 of the #TSM350 at @RaceSonoma!2. Hamlin3. Logano4. Larson5. Almirola6. Buescher7. Bowman8. Harvick9. Menard10. Johnson#NASCAR— PRN (@PRNlive) June 23, 20193:48 p.m.: Kevin Harvick spins out Michael McDowell, but no caution.3:47 p.m.: Truex and Elliott do indeed pit — making a play for the win rather than stage points.3:44 p.m.: Matt DiBenedetto is the first to pit road with four laps to go.3:43 p.m.: Elliott is really complaining of bad front tires.3:41 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. has really been riding the bumper of Chase Elliott as he tries to take second.The fastest car on the track?It’s @MartinTruex_Jr who currently sits P3:— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20193:37 p.m.: Drivers are starting to chirp about pitting, but it sounds like most are going to tough out all of the first 20 laps to earn stage points.3:32 p.m.: Kyle Larson has slid back to sixth.3:30 p.m.: Erik Jones has improved his track position the most. Started 38th and is now 24th.3:24 p.m.: Despite starting second, William Byron grabbed the early lead and hasn’t looke back.No holding @WilliamByron back!The No. 24 takes the early lead at @RaceSonoma!— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20193:19 p.m.: Kurt Busch already with some damage on Lap 1. 3:18 p.m.: One final “Boogity, boogity, boogity,” from the great Darrell Waltrip. Green flag!One more time: Boogity. Boogity! BOOGITY!!#ThanksDW— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 23, 20193:08 p.m.: Quick breakdown of the race today:If you want facts, we’ve got ’em!Distance: 90 Laps, 226.8 MilesStages: 20 / 40 / 90Fuel Window: 32 LapsPit-Road Speed: 40 MPH— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 20192:57 p.m.: Looks like a gorgeous day at the track.⬇️ the hill.⬆️ the hill.@RaceSonoma | #TSM350— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 23, 2019 The track configuration may have changed with the return of the “The Carousel,” but the winner remained the same. Martin Truex Jr. successfully defended his Sonoma Raceway title by holding off Kyle Busch to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350.Truex led a race-high 59 laps as he claimed his fourth victory of 2019, tied for the most this season with Busch. Truex has now won three of the last five road course races and joins Jeff Gordon as the only driver to have ever won consecutive races at Sonoma.last_img read more

Two from Albert Lea arrested after pursuit from Minnesota into Worth County

first_imgNORTHWOOD — A pursuit that started in southern Minnesota and ended in Worth County early Saturday morning has landed two Albert Lea people in jail. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified at about 1:25 AM of a pursuit that was southbound from Freeborn County. The pursuit continued to the 214 mile marker of Interstate 35 in Worth County where it was terminated. Shortly afterward, the suspect vehicle was found in the ditch at the 217 mile marker, where it was unoccupied. A drone was used to locate the two suspects who were hiding in a soybean field near the intersection of Marks Hill Road and Hickory Avenue. 22-year-old Nena Hardy and 22-year-old Rodolfo Valdez, both from Albert Lea, were arrested. Hardy was charged with possession of a controlled substance and was being held in the Worth County Jail on $1000 bond. Valdez was being held without bond at the jail for an out-of-state warrant.last_img read more

Port Offers Free Tours of the Working Waterfront

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaNearly every month, Port of Olympia offers free, educational and fun tours of its Marine Terminal operations in downtown Olympia. Tours offer the opportunity to watch and learn the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.See various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See the mobile harbor crane and other operational equipment, which are impressive by size alone.You will leave with a basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide their communities.Also included are stories about the Port’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required.  Space is limited. Reserve at ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire.  Because tours are out of doors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome.  Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2017 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.Thursday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and according to Port availability. Bus funding is available to Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact or by calling 360.528.8005.last_img read more