Unsatisfied Suarez won’t force move

first_img The Uruguay international’s agent Pere Guardiola, brother of new Bayern Munich coach Pep, revealed as much in scheduled meetings with Reds managing director Ian Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers on Monday. It was the first formal communication the club had received from either the player or his representative since the 26-year-old went public on his dislike of his treatment by the English media and the lure of Real Madrid. Press Association Sport understands that while no transfer request was made Guardiola said Suarez would at least like to consider playing elsewhere. Liverpool remain steadfast in their stance that last season’s 30-goal forward is not for sale but anyone bidding £40million would have the chance to speak to him, although the club insist that figure does not represent a buy-out clause. The Reds have maintained a good relationship with Guardiola during an eventful two-and-a-half years at Anfield and the discussions were amicable. However, it is expected Guardiola will now spend the next couple of weeks trying to find a buyer for Suarez – with Madrid still the favourites – and will then notify Liverpool of any interest. While the Merseysiders do not want to sell they would be likely to value Suarez around £50million, significantly higher than the £30million bid from Arsenal which was rejected last week. Suarez is on extended leave after international duty in the Confederations Cup in Brazil and is not due to return for training until July 22. Liverpool have been told striker Luis Suarez wants to play Champions League football but he will not yet try to force through a move.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

first_imgAccording to the US Food and Drug Administration, under the new bill, it will now be illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes — to anyone under 21 years of age.So far, a number of states have raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, including Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.Checkout the full list of cities and towns who also have raised the age according to the nonprofit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. On December 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed a new law that will amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years.Donald Trump made the announcement via Twitter:I will be signing our 738 Billion Dollar Defense Spending Bill today. It will include 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave, gives our troops a raise, importantly creates the SPACE FORCE, SOUTHERN BORDER WALL FUNDING, repeals “Cadillac Tax” on Health Plans, raises smoking age to 21! BIG!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2019last_img read more

Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant centuries decimate Australia in Sydney Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara had deflated the Australian bowlers with his third ton of the series. Rishabh Pant’s historic knock, combined with a record partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, knocked the stuffing out of Tim Paine’s side on day 2. Pujara’s 193, combined with Pant’s historic 159* and 204-run stand with Jadeja boosted India to 622/7 declared, their second-highest score in Tests in Australia and it put them one step closer to achieving history. For India, it was a day of records. For Australia, it was yet another day in their decline. No nation has ever lost a Test after crossing 600 and India took one step closer to breaking their hoodoo Down Under after stumps on day 2 of the fourth Test.Pujara continued with the blueprint that had given him tremendous success on the tour, which was to play out the first hour and negotiate the second new ball. The Saurashtra right-hander went past 150 but Australia struck when Hanuma Vihari (42) looked to sweep Nathan Lyon but got a glove which was taken at short leg. India opted for the review and replays showed a spike on Real Time Snicko. However, that was the last success Australia would get in the first session as Pant joined Pujara to further India’s advantage.Read More | Pant shatters batting records in century at Sydney vs AustraliaIt was Pant who signaled his intentions by hammering two boundaries off Mitchell Starc while Pujara buckled down and looked to rotate the strike. The combination of aggression and defence helped India gain momentum. Pujara survived a life on 192 when he looked to late-cut a delivery which leapt up from Lyon but the sharp chance was spilled by Usman Khawaja at slip. However, Pujara missed out on an opportunity for a double century when he was beaten in the flight and he ended up chipping a return catch back to Lyon. The reception from the Sydney crowd acknowledged the contributions of a player whose efforts have gone a long way in India securing a slice of history.Read More | India vs Australia, highlights: Pujara, Pant tons flatten hostsPant goes ballisticFollowing the departure of Pujara, Pant and Jadeja adopted a rather cautious approach as India eyed a big total. The pacers employed the short-pitched barrage but with Jadeja getting his eye in, he broke the shackles by launching Pat Cummins over long on for a big six. Pant made smooth progress to the 80s and he notched up a special milestone immediately after the tea break when he slogged legspinner Marnus Labschagne to deep midwicket to bring up his second century.Read More | ‘Hello World! Let’s have a great 2019’ – Rohit shares adorable postPant’s knock was special in many ways. Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper in history to score a century in a Test in Australia. The previous best was 89 by Farokh Engineer in the first Test in Adelaide in 1967. With his second century, Pant became the first Indian keeper ever to hit two centuries overseas. His previous century was in The Oval Test against England when he hit 114. Pant joined an elite list of wicketkeepers who has scored more than two centuries in overseas Tests, with Moin Khan and Mushfiqur Rahim the others. The Delhi keeper is the only Asian keeper to have hit a century Down Under.After reaching the landmark, Pant and Jadeja tore into the Australian bowling. Jadeja hammered four boundaries in one over of Cummins as India went past 600. Pant became the first Indian keeper to hit a 150+ score in an away Test and the partnership with Jadeja went past 200 for the seventh wicket. Virat Kohli was waiting for Jadeja’s century but once he was cleaned up by Lyon for 81, Kohli immediately declared.Australia had a tricky period of 45 minutes to negotiate and Usman Khawaja benefited when he edged Mohammed Shami on 0 only for Pant to drop the catch. Khawaja yet again survived when he inside edged a quick ball from Kuldeep Yadav as Australia ended on 24/0. Pujara and Pant’s performance has given Kohli the license to go for the kill on the remaining days of the match. last_img read more

Messi Scores 600th Goal as Barcelona Go Eight-point Clear

first_imgLA LIGABarcelona struck what will surely prove to be a decisive blow in La Liga’s title race on Sunday afternoon, establishing an eight-point advantage over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid with a 1-0 win at the Nou Camp.Although the victory came by the narrowest of margins, it was a fully deserved success for the home team, who managed to create several decent chances to add to Lionel Messi’s magnificent free-kick after 25 minutes against a stubborn Atletico defence that has only conceded 12 goals in 27 league games.The winning goal was also the 600th of Messi’s career.The closest Barca came to a second goal was the unlikely route of a fierce left-footed volley by the excellent Sergio Busquets from a corner, forcing visiting keeper Jan Oblak into a smart reflex save.There were also a couple of efforts on target for ex-Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho, who delivered a bright performance starting on the right of a forward three and then on the left of midfield after captain Andres Iniesta went off injured.Messi also had a dangerous shot deflected over the bar and Luis Suarez sent a late curler narrowly wide, while at the other end Atletico only managed one shot on target in the whole game – and that was only a gently looping header by Saul Niguez which home keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved with ease.Atletico attempted to increase their intensity in the final stages as manager Diego Simeone finished with four forwards in a bold 4-2-4 formation, but Diego Costa was subdued by the excellent home central defensive pairing of Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, and reported Barca transfer target Antoine Griezmann couldn’t maintain his golden form after coming into the game on the back of consecutive hat-tricks.It was entirely appropriate that Messi was the match-winner of this top-of-the-table clash with his brilliant first-half free-kick, because the Argentine has been magnificent throughout the campaign to lead La Liga in both scoring (24) and assists (12).The goal also completed another spectacular week for Messi, who somehow conjured up a new way of making headlines by blasting home magnificent free-kicks of varying styles in three consecutive games. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Logan Paul’s special bond with her brother has trickled to her teammates

first_img“You can chuck an apple from door to door,” Paul’s father Curt said on Wednesday as he and Brendan looked on from the Skytop Softball Stadium bleachers.At the start of the season, head coach Shannon Doepking asked Paul what she expected her role to be. She responded by saying she’d be a “wise leader” on and off the diamond. Paul had endured the grueling schedule of a softball season — long bus rides, frigid temperatures and doubleheaders — and she could offer a “state of reference” to younger players.Paul helps make the game fun in dull moments with jokes and constant cheering, Romero said. When the game gets tense or goes “awry,” Paul is always there to steer the pitching staff back in the right direction, Romero added.Her teammates showed their affection last Friday, when Paul scored the walk-off run as a pinch runner in Syracuse’s 9-1 rout over Notre Dame. As she crossed home plate, her teammates jumped up and down and mobbed their “grandma.” Comments Published on April 2, 2019 at 12:17 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman As a junior at Bryant University, Logan Paul knew she wanted to go to graduate school. She had an extra year of NCAA eligibility because she missed most of her sophomore season after needing hip surgery. Paul wanted to play one more season of softball.Syracuse wasn’t on Paul’s radar, until October of 2017, when her brother committed to SU as a preferred walk-on shooting guard on the men’s basketball team.“You’ve got to come to Syracuse,” Paul recalled her brother, Brendan, joked over the phone.What started as a joke soon turned into reality when Paul received admission into the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for advertising and learned she could transition from the Northeast Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference for softball.Now as a graduate student relief pitcher for Syracuse, Paul, 23, has maintained her close relationship with her younger brother as she’s developed bonds with her younger teammates, too. Paul has pitched the fewest innings of any pitcher and has an ERA north of 11, but most of her value to the team is intangible. With 13 underclassmen on Syracuse’s (14-19, 4-5 ACC) 20-person roster, Paul’s teammates nicknamed her “grandma” and often seek her guidance in the dugout or away from the diamond.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She’s an amazing leader,” sophomore reliever Miranda Hearn said. “I just think that because she has all that experience, it’s easy to look up to her and respect her.”Paul remembers playing “H-O-R-S-E” with her brother in the backyard of their Shaker Heights, Ohio, house when they were younger. Though they both loved sports, the two connected more through their “creative minds,” Paul said, and that still holds true today.“(Brendan) was really the only reason I came here, to be honest,” Paul said.At SU this year, Brendan and Paul see each other “all the time,” Brendan said. Whenever he needs his laundry done or wants to grab a bite to eat, his sister is on speed dial. Like with the softball team, Paul is there for her freshman brother “in case I ever need anything” or to talk through any issues, Brendan said.As Brendan pursues a degree in sport management, he and his sister dream about working with each other one day by meshing sports agency, advertising and their shared passion of music. Brendan calls their future business endeavors a “collab,” but Paul’s vision is even more ambitious, in line with Jay-Z and Beyoncé.“Who knows,” Paul said. “Maybe we’ll be like the next Carters or something, but siblings.”Once Paul committed to SU, she sent a tweet announcing her move. Ace of the pitching staff Alexa Romero, who didn’t have a roommate at the time, read Paul’s tweet and direct messaged her. Now, they live in an apartment right across from Brendan on South Campus.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hillside Baptist Church hosting Community Block Party on Sept. 2

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Hillside Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Block Party, Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sellers Park.The church will have over 20 carnival games, food, bounce house, train ride,  dunk tank, face painting, and much much more.The intent is to offer safe environment for the family to come out and enjoy an evening together. The carnival games will be FREE to play and they will also receive a ticket for a free hot dog and popcorn. There will also be a concession stand with hot dogs, chips, pop, snow cones, cotton candy for a minimum chargeIf you need anymore information please feel free to contact meFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Ohio State should be back in football business June 8, but AD Gene Smith still uncertain about fall schedule

first_imgSmith was able to explain, though, why he believes it to be logical for Buckeyes football players to return to on-campus training June 8, now that the NCAA Division I Council, according to Yahoo! Sports, has voted to allow voluntary activity in that sport and men’s and women’s basketball at the start of next month.MORE: Jim Harbaugh says game with Ohio State can happen without fansSmith explained that there are many players already present in Columbus, and more are planning to arrive in June as they’d signed housing leases that begin then. He contended that there could be more safety in players training at campus facilities — the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and the Schumaker — than if left to public gyms and the like.“We’ll have limited access to those facilities,” Smith said. “Student-athletes will have to sign up. They’ll go through protocols — not testing — temperature checks and things of that nature. We’ll have all the hygiene and sanitation requirements. Basically, x-number of players will work out — nine or 10 — and they’ll disappear, and the room is cleaned. Then another nine or 10 will come in, and they’ll work out, and then the room is cleaned.“We think between the two facilities over a day we can get close to 50 athletes. … And then we have one more step with the institution, where we’re waiting for final approval for access.”Smith said the Hayes Center is a 15,000-square-foot facility, so keeping athletes from excessive contact as they train would not be problematic.This is about all the certainty that there is in college athletics at this point. Smith was asked about many possibilities and scenarios, but all that he has at the moment is his confidence that final decisions about such matters as the structure and timing of the 2020 college football season need not be made until early July.“We need to not rush this,” Smith said. “I know everyone is anxious to do that. But we need to have the opportunity for our medical experts to continue to collect data, to see how our human behavior responds to the reopening environment across the country. We need to take into consideration not just Ohio but all other states.”Other items Smith addressed:— Will some teams commence their seasons if all Big Ten teams are not capable of doing this? “The perfect scenario, obviously, is we have a national solution where there is some consistency,” Smith said. “I believe that it’s best, of course, if we have all 14 teams playing. We have not discussed that as ADs, yet. I personally feel like it could be worked out if someone is disenfranchised, for whatever reason, we should be able to find a way to not penalize all the schools.“We should have as much flexibility as we can to mitigate the damage to individual schools based upon where they are. … It’s so early. Everything is so speculative right now. There is an attempt to make sure we have a national solution and there is consistency.” There were a lot of questions posed to Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith during nearly 50 minutes of interaction via teleconference with media who cover college sports, and the one thing that was obvious throughout was this: He does not have all the answers. No one does.If he tried to assert that he did know, today, exactly what to expect relative to the return of college sports in the 2020-21 academic year, he well might have a different answer by tomorrow. — How would OSU deal with the eventuality of an athlete in training contracting the coronavirus? “We feel pretty confident through our symptoms check and hygiene implementations we should be fine,” Smith said. “Now, obviously, if someone gets sick, we turn to our medical staff. And they’ll give us guidance on what to do next. It may be that they decide that we should shut it down. We have to rely on them.”— How comfortable is he that football games can safely be played in the fall? “I’m not 100 percent comfortable yet. That’s one of the things with this process, you constantly get educated — around the virus, around the disease … around different tactics you can employ from a safety point of view,” Smith said. “I am hopeful, cautiously optimistic, that I’m going to reach 100 percent comfort level, but I’m not there yet.”— What is the possibility that athletes might be required to compete while wearing medical face masks? “I think that’s unrealistic,” Smith said. “I think if somebody tells us that has to happen — in my view, based on what I’ve learned, we won’t be playing.”last_img read more

What time does the NASCAR race start today? Schedule, TV channel for Wednesday’s Darlington race

first_imgThe start time for Wednesday night’s Cup race at Darlington was moved up from 7:30 p.m. ET due to the threat of rain. The race will begin with sunlight at Darlington Raceway but will quickly evolve into a night race with cooler track temperatures. That should lead to an onus on adjustments during a race that will be tough enough on teams that again didn’t receive the benefits of practice.(UPDATE: The race start has been pushed back to 7:50 p.m. ET because of rain.)Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Wednesday night’s race at Darlington and beyond.MORE: Watch tonight’s Darlington race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington RacewayDate: Wednesday, May 20 Start time: 6 7:50 p.m. ETOf the nine Cup Series races currently on NASCAR’s modified 2020 schedule, Wednesday’s Darlington race is the first of four night races. Both events at Charlotte Motor Speedway next week will end under the lights, as will the newly scheduled June 10 race at Martinsville.The original 7:30 p.m. ET start time for a race at Darlington was relatively late, but the new start time of 6 p.m. ET is consistent with Darlington races in recent years. Wednesday night’s race is only 311.4 miles as opposed to the 400-mile race Kevin Harvick won at the track Sunday. (UPDATE: Again, the race start has been delayed to 7:50 because of rain.)MORE: Latest weather updates for DarlingtonWhat channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)FS1 will broadcast four of the nine NASCAR Cup Series races currently on the revised schedule. The other five Cup races were scheduled to broadcast live on Fox.Sunday’s Darlington race, which was the first for NASCAR since the coronavirus pandemic shut down live sports in March, reportedly drew 6.32 million viewers with its 3:30 p.m. ET start time on Fox. That was a 38 percent jump over the last Cup Series race, which ran March 8 at Phoenix Raceway.Though Wednesday night’s Darlington race doesn’t get the advantage of broadcasting on Fox’s cable network, the prime-time start time should lead to more strong TV ratings.NASCAR live stream for Darlington raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s Darlington race live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five major OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on May 14 released its revised Cup Series schedule for May and June of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. According to Fox Sports, NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series:DateTrackSeriesDistanceStage lengths (laps)TV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonCup400.2 miles90-95-108FOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonCup311.4 miles60-65-103FS16 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteCup600 miles100-100-100-100FOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteCup312 miles55-60-93FS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolCup266 milesTBDFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaCup500 milesTBDFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleCup263 milesTBDFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14MiamiCup400 milesTBDFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaCup500 milesTBDFOX3 p.m. ETTo start, NASCAR is scheduling races within driving distance of the Charlotte area, where most race teams are headquartered. That eliminates most of the travel-related logistics issues associated with running multiple races in one week, which appears necessary for a full season of racing.Because those tracks are hosting more races than originally scheduled, NASCAR had to take races away from Chicagoland, Richmond and Sonoma. Via NASCAR, below are the details of those changes:— “Chicagoland’s NASCAR Cup Series race, originally set for June 21, has been reassigned to Darlington on May 17. The 1.5-mile Illinois track’s Xfinity Series race that was scheduled June 20 will be held May 19 at Darlington. Chicagoland was also set to host the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (June 19) and ARCA Menards Series (June 18); officials indicated that those races will be reassigned at a later date.” — “Richmond Raceway’s springtime Cup Series event on the initial schedule for April 19 has been moved to Darlington on May 20. A Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race that was to be run April 18 remains postponed, with officials saying details would come later for rescheduling. The .75-mile Virginia track’s Sept. 11-12 race weekend remains on the schedule.”— “Sonoma Raceway’s Cup Series date for June 14 has been moved to Charlotte on May 27. Officials for the road course said in a release that they had worked with NASCAR to find an alternate date on the schedule, but that a suitable replacement could not be reached, ‘given the ongoing uncertainty around large events in California.'”Below are the four NASCAR Cup Series races that are currently postponed (and their original dates on the schedule):Texas (March 29)Dover (May 3)Kansas (May 31)Michigan (June 7) For just the second time in a couple months, those seeking the start time for a NASCAR race are doing so in order to catch real, live action rather than a virtual competition. The silver lining of the unfortunate circumstances that led to a pair of Darlington races in the span of four days is that NASCAR gets to experiment with a midweek Cup Series race.Wednesday night’s NASCAR race obviously is a track-date-start time combo that was not on the original 2020 schedule, but the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March have led to a modified slate of races for May and June. That new schedule continues tonight at 6 p.m. ET in Darlington, S.C.last_img read more

Grassley says Sanders’ college debt bill doesn’t accomplish goal

first_imgWASHINGTON — As one of his colleagues proposes wiping out all college debt for 45-million Americans, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley asks — where will that end? Wipe out all home mortgages?Grassley, a Republican, says the legislation offered by Democrat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who’s running for president, is at first glance impractical, and upon closer inspection, contrary to what Sanders is fighting for.“I would be surprised about a very liberal person like Sanders that’s always complaining about the one-percent wealthy, the billionaires,” Grassley says. “This would benefit the rich and middle class the most and not necessarily helping those that he’s trying to help.”Grassley says his own legislation would tackle the problem Sanders is trying to address. Iowa’s senior senator says he met a few years ago with then-University of Iowa president Sally Mason, who detailed how the average U-I student was graduating with $29,000 in debt.“The federal government is encouraging people to get in debt by a law that says you have to tell kids the maximum amount they can borrow, so presumably, they do,” Grassley says. “My ‘Know Before You Owe’ bill would do away with that requirement.” Under that measure, Grassley says students would only be encouraged to borrow what they’d need for tuition, books, fees, and room and board — and not the thousands of dollars more.“There’s a lot of debt that’s freely taken because people choose to do it, people choose to go to college,” Grassley says. “I think we all understand that you probably appreciate a little more your education if you’ve got some skin in the game.”Sanders’ bill, called the College For All Act, would wipe out $1.6 billion in debt. The rationale is, without that debt, college graduates could spend their earnings on other things — like houses — that would stimulate the economy.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk Receives “Best Of Olympia” Award

first_imgFacebook104Tweet0Pin0 On February 20, The Weekly Volcano announced their reader’s choice awards and presented ThurstonTalk with the “Best Thurston County Based Website.”“While we can count a variety of honors in our ‘trophy case,’ we were sincerely humbled by the recognition of our readers,” says ThurstonTalk’s Editor, Amy Rowley.On a daily basis, ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in our community. To have our 250,000+ readers show their appreciation in this fashion is truly a gift. It gives us direct feedback that the service we provide to the community is valued.Positive stories catch the attention of Thurston County residents. Perhaps it was a story about a high school athlete or maybe you enjoyed reading about a favorite local business. Possibly you learned about a new non-profit and decided to get involved. Or, you found out about an upcoming event and opted to attend. Or, maybe you were looking to entertain out of town visitors and turned to our calendar.Regardless of the story that initially peaked your interest, you voted us as your “go to” source for all things Thurston County.Stories, photos, and our event calendar will continue to be free to access. As a resource to the community, we will continue to shed light on the good things happening around us.Thank you, readers. For a complete look back at what we accomplished in 2012, click here.last_img read more