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Speaking last week Jordan said he was “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry”.“I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration,” he added. “I stand with those calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of colour in our country.“We have had enough.” Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years.The money will go to a number of organisations in a bid to tackle “ingrained racism”.It comes in the wake of protests breaking out across the US and around the world following the death of George Floyd as he was restrained by police.Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on 25 May after a white police officer, since charged with murder, knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.“We are announcing a joint commitment from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to donate $100m over the next 10 years. We must join forces with the community, government and civic leaders to create a lasting impact together,” said Craig Williams, president of Jordan Brand.“There is still more work for us to do to drive real impact for the black community. We embrace the responsibility.”
Ultimate athletes from Bosnia and Herzegovina are the best advertisement for the country, and a moving one, which certainly contributes to the popularity of BiH throughout the world.Some of them, and probably one of the greatest athletes, are Jusuf Nurkić and Mirza Teletović, members of the national basketball team of BIH and basketball players who fought their way to the best basketball league in the world with their hard work and talent.The two of them often use the opportunities through the contents of the NBA League to promote their homeland in the best light, and precisely this is what Jusuf Nurkić did recently. He took advantage of the promotion of players of Denver Nuggets who come from Europe to promote his homeland.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)
TO THE HOUSE—Perry’s Chinelo Oparanozie rushed for three touchdowns in Perry’s 40-0 demolition of Westinghouse. (Photo by William McBride) Allderdice has made vast improvements this season, but with the kind of season Perry is having this year, their fortunes ran out Friday night. They were the victims of a 40-0 blowout by the Commodores at Cupples Stadium. “Our theme is to go one rung at a time,” Perry’s coach Bill Gallagher said. “We had a good week in practice. The kids were focused. We worked on some of the things that we were having problems with like penalties—offsides and stuff.”Greg McGhee led his troops with another fabulous game in which he completed 11 of 18 passes for 197 yards and an interception. He also threw two touchdowns to Eric Frye for 11 and 39 yards.“It felt great,” McGhee explained. “We wanted to come out here and show that we’re really number one in the city.”Perry’s sophomore running back Chinelo Oparanozie scored on rushes of 19 and 13 yards.Allderdice’s Mike Pfleger only completed one of six passes for eight yards. His favorite target, Dominic Gardner, was carried off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter. Head coach Jerry Hazlett described it as “complications with the neck and spinal area.”“They beat us up,” Haslett said. “They did whatever they wanted to us. It’s not that difficult to describe. We didn’t do what we needed to do on many of those plays. Yes, it obviously hurt us to lose (Gardner) but we had a mistake made by somebody on every single play.”Allderdice’s Patrick Ferguson came into the game as the league’s leading rusher but was held to 16 rushes for a season-low 32 yards.Schenley 16, Peabody 12DeAndre Black was Schenley’s hero. He scored on 79-yard pass from Calvin Beck to bring the Spartans back from four down to knock off Peabody, 16-12, on Saturday at Cupples Stadium.“Ultimately, we played as a team.” Black said. “When I had to go out because of cramps, the younger guys stepped up. I wanted to be a role model for them.”The Highlanders didn’t make it easy for Schenley to put the game away. They drove the ball nearly 80 yards to almost stun the Spartans in their final drive.“We almost shocked them,” Peabody’s coach Leonard Carter said. “But we made many mistakes throughout the game. I’m very proud of the efforts of the players. We took it down to the wire.”Black finished with six catches for 102 yards. Beck completed 13 of 28 passes for 191 yards and an interception. Rennie Holoman had the other score for Schenley, on a 10-yard reception in the third quarter. Schenley’s defense also recorded a safety in the first half.Peabody’s Jaylen Coleman scored from seven yards out in the first quarter. Also, Donte Forte hooked up with Jamaal Know for an 18-yard score in the second quarter.Langley 30, Westinghouse 8The Westinghouse Bulldogs hung in there and were only losing 14-8 at halftime. But an offensive explosion from Langley in the second half prevented them from picking up their first win of the season. Jaquan Green led Langley by completing 10 of 18 passes for 179 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Westinghouse’s Charles “Truck” Williams scored the Bulldogs only touchdown.Brashear 25, Carrick 12Despite a nice individual showing from Carrick’s Henry Myers, Brashear was able to pick up the win. He finished 14 for 22 passing for 239 yards with two touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Adam Lynch led Brashear with four of eight passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Facebook18Tweet0Pin1 By Amy Rowley with historical references provided by Ann ShipleyIf there is one thing that symbolizes summer (besides the drippy scoop of ice cream or the run through a sprinkler), it’s visiting a local fair. The Thurston County Fair is that summer pilgrimage for Olympia area families. An opportunity to introduce young kids to farm animals, support youth 4-H programs, and eat the idyllic elephant ear, the Thurston County Fair has a rich history in our community.The 1917 Thurston County Fair was held at the Lobby Building which was located at 7th and Adams.While you plan your visit to the fairgrounds, review these 10 fun facts about the history of the Thurston County Fair. Then, head to the fairgrounds between July 31 – August 4 to experience the local flavor that makes Thurston County special.The first fair was held in 1871. At the original site, there was room for exhibits and speakers along with poultry, the only animal represented. The poultry was there for a good week in a wooden building (consider the odor). Poultry represented included chickens, a pair of turkeys, a pair of geese, one Australian Cockatoo that belonged to a sea captain, and a cage of 27 linnets and canaries.At the first fair, Captain Percival entered a bucket of cranberries, and another exhibit was a blackberry branch 17’ long. Also in those early years there were such categories as the best oatmeal with milk, and best section of wooden water pipe.in 1913, the fair was held in Lacey at the race track. Unfortunately, due to a deluge during fair time the fair was not a success and the fair manager was sued for some nefarious dealings.During the 1910-25 era, the fair moved around the county to various granges and the Carlyon Race Track in Olympia. In 1915, some of the odd prizes included a baseball mitt for the best pumpkin pie and a fountain pen for the best six potatoes.Ostrichs at the 1913 Thurston County FairBetween 1926 – 1931, the fair was in Tenino. The first mascot of record for the county fair was a boar because he was a good “rooter” for the fair. An odd section in the Tenino fairs, was a section devoted to all things colored ecru!During the 1932 fair one of the more attractive activities for the older set were card parties held on the 2nd floor of the American Legion Hall. During the later years of the war, the Fair was strictly a 4-H endeavor. The times were indicated in the exhibits – flour sack dresses, preserved items, and best victory garden.In 1941 the fair was held in Heritage Hall at the present Thurston County Fairgrounds. Everything was housed in Heritage Hall except the stock animals. The State Game Department set up in one corner of the hall bringing in fawns, peasants and other live animals. While the Fair moved around between 1946 – 1956, it has remained in this present location since 1956.In 1946 there was a peach festival. A peach queen was crowned with a crown of gilded peach pits.For some reason, in 1958 the public could only enter in the flower show, the rock show and in the bulb and nursery displays. Otherwise it was strictly a 4-H show.For the style show in 1959 they used the east arena but there were no lights, or dressing room for the girls, so they parked cars all around the arena who turned on their headlights and a trailer was pulled up to use as a dressing room, while a truck bed was the stage.For more information about the Thurston County Fair, grab your copy of Shipley’s history book. You can find details here.
(Eds: Updating with quotes and more details) New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) Devendra Jhajharia today became the first paralympian to be recommended for Indias highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — along with celebrated former hockey captain Sardar Singh. Javelin thrower Jhajharia, the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee headed by Justice (Retd) C K Thakkar. The committee has picked 31-year-old midfielder Sardar as its second nominee for the top honour and has suggested that both Jhajharia and Sardar be considered for the award jointly. The 36-year-old Jhajharias two gold medals came in the 2004 Athens Games and last years Rio Paralympics and he set new world records on both the occasions. He also won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships. Sardar, on the other hand, has been a constant in Indias fast-improving standing in international hockey. The 31-year-old, regarded as one of the ace midfielders in the world, became the youngest player to captain the Indian hockey team when he led the side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. A recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India in 2015, Sardar has two Asian Games medals — gold in 2014 Incheon and bronze in 2010 Guangzhou. He also has two Commonwealth Games silver medals and was named in the International Hockey Federations All-Star team twice in 2010, 2011. “My hard work for the last 15-20 years has paid off. It is the biggest of all sporting honours and the credit for that goes to my teammates because without them I couldnt have achieved what I have,” Sardar said. Sardars name became a topic of debate during the meeting today due to the sexual harassment allegation levelled against him by a Indian-origin British hockey player. However, his sporting achievements were hard to ignore for the committee. Whether both Sardar and Jhajharia get the award or either of the two is picked, would be decided by the Sports Ministry in the next few days. Besides, the awards selection committee has recommended 17 names for the Arjuna award. The list includes mens Test cricket team regular Cheteshwar Pujara and womens team World Cup star Harmanpreet Kaur, Paralympic medallists Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati, golfer SSP Chawrasia and hockey player S V Sunil. The 29-year-old Pujara scored the maximum runs for India in a single season last year. He tallied more than 1350 runs, surpassing even skipper Virat Kohli. Mariyappan had won the mens high jump (F46) gold medal at the Rio Olympics. Bhati, on the other hand, had claimed a silver in the same event. Golfer Chawrasia had won back-to-back Indian Open titles in 2016 and this year. Khel Ratna recommendations: Devendra Jhajharia (Para- Athlete) and Sardar Singh (Hockey). Arjuna Awards recommendations: V J Surekha (Archery), Khushbir Kaur (Athletics), Arokin Rajiv (Athletics), Prasanthi Singh (Basketball), L Devendro Singh (Boxing), Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricket), Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricket), Oinam Bembem Devi (Football), SSP Chawrasia (Golf), S V Sunil (Hockey), Jasvir Singh (Kabaddi), P N Prakash (Shooting), A Amalraj (Table Tennis), Saketh Myneni (Tennis), Satyawart Kadian (Wrestling), Mariyappan Thangavelu (Para-Athlete) and Varun Bhati (Para-Athlete). PTI AT SSC PM PMadvertisement