US election results: Trump and Biden each claim victory as lawsuits brew

first_imgmedia captionThe story of the night so far… His campaign is also hopeful they still can take Arizona. What were the other key results? – Advertisement – In the early hours of Wednesday, Mr Trump announced from the White House that he had won and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. The BBC projects Mr Biden won Michigan. US media forecast he has won Wisconsin. No result has emerged in Pennsylvania. What legal challenges are afoot? Latest updates: Biden takes MichiganDemocrats hopes of gaining US Senate dwindleUS election results in maps and chartsTables turned as Trump voters start to worry The Democratic challenger said his campaign was feeling “very good” about Pennsylvania. Winning all three of these Rust Belt states would make Mr Biden victorious. The Trump campaign is challenging vote counts in the critical states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The Trump campaign said the president would formally request a Wisconsin recount, citing “irregularities in several Wisconsin counties”. What are the campaigns saying? – Advertisement – Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said: “The fight’s not over. We’re in it.” Not so fast, said the campaign of Republican President Trump. read more

Announcing Olympia Family Theater’s 12th Mainstage Season

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Family TheaterOlympia Family Theater’s 12th Mainstage Season will feature a few familiar titles, 2 south sound originals, and 1 world premiere. Each story will take audiences members on a fantastic journey, across the ocean, across town, and sometimes just across the living room. Our five productions of the season will include Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, Winnie the Pooh, 3 Impossible Questions, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Cinder Edna.Photo courtesy: Olympia Family TheaterDive into the journey with us. There are sure to be a few surprises, new friendships and lots of laughter.Tickets and Subscriptions are on sale now.Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the HatSeptember 29-October 22, 2017The Cat in The Hat interrupts a rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cozy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill our theater with mischievous humor and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes.Winnie the PoohNovember 24-December 23, 2017Join Winnie the Pooh, everyone’s favorite bear “of very little brain” on this frantic adventure. Pooh sets out to rescue Piglet from Kanga’s baths (with soap!) and strengthening medicine. Pooh tries his best but when he eats too much honey and really gets stuck- Owl, Eeyore, Rabbit and his countless relations work together to get him out. Hopefully, Pooh still has time to help his friend.  A.A. Milne’s wit shines throughout this beloved story and makes this a play a journey you will not want to miss.3 Impossible QuestionsFebruary 2-18, 2018A collection of stories centering around the popular character Mullah Nasreddin, who is a well-loved character in the folklore and comic stories of a large number of Islamic cultures. In consultation with the Islamic Center of Olympia, we have collected and adapted the stories of this teacher who sometimes seems a fool and sometimes a hero.  The stories about the mullah (which means teacher) have their origins from as far back as the 13th century where he may or may not have been a real person in Turkey. We celebrate our Muslim friends and neighbors with our retelling of these stories. In many countries and for hundreds of years these tales have been passed down from parents to children and now, we are pleased to share the humor and wisdom of Mullah Nasreddin and this journey with you!The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneMarch 16-April 1, 2018With a simple set, live music, and a tender story, Kate DiCamillo’s bestseller comes to life in an unforgettable stage experience. Tossed overboard, stuck in a hobo’s knapsack, and used as a scarecrow, we join a china rabbit doll named Edward as he undertakes a perilous 20-year journey. Along the way, he sheds his arrogance, and his heart grows bigger and softer as he discovers the importance of people, friendship, and love. Based on the book by the bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Flora & Ulysses, The Tale of Desperaux, Because of Winn-Dixie)!Cinder EdnaMay 11–June 3, 2018Cinder Edna lives next door to a famous girl you have probably heard of, Cinderella. Ella and Edna have cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, but they have different approaches to life’s journey. Cinder Edna has better things to do than sit in the ashes and feel sorry for herself and she doesn’t believe in Fairy Godmothers. She saves her money to put a dress on layaway, just in case a special occasion should arise. She takes the bus to the ball AND she wears comfortable shoes. Although each ‘Cinder’ ends up with the prince of her dreams, one may be a great deal happier than the other. You decide.PERFORMANCESThursday & Friday performances are at 7:00 p.m.Saturday & Sunday performances are matinees at 2:00 p.m.Pay-What-You-Can Performances: Each show has one performance where patrons can pay what they can for a ticket. For these dates no online sales, cash or check at box office starting at noon day of show. The lobby opens 1 hour before the performance time.TICKETSAdvance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating! Tickets can be purchased online or by phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Tickets are available 24 hours from the Olympia Family Theater website. Box office hours: 2 hours before each performance (cash, check or credit card)SINGLE TICKETSAdults: $19.00Senior/Student/Military: $16.00Youth (Under 12): $13.00GROUP DISCOUNTS10% off groups of 10 or more to one performance.SUBSCRIBE and SAVESave up to 30% off your seats with a Season SubscriptionSave up to 25% off your seats with a 3-Show SubscriptionAll subscribers get 10% off any additional single tickets they purchaseACCESSIBILITYAll performances are wheelchair accessible. Please mention any special needs when making your reservation.Based in downtown Olympia, OFT is a nonprofit community theater that engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.Olympia Family Theater612 4th Ave EOlympia, WA 98501360-570-1638last_img read more

A Healthy Mouth Right From the Start

first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Health & Public ServicesNew parents are often on the lookout for ways to keep their new little one safe and healthy. It might be learning about an app for their phone to keep important information at their fingertips, or understanding which are the best car seats, and how to securely fasten them into the safest place in their car. They may be looking up the recommended way for their baby to sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or exploring the best way to feed their little pumpkin to keep baby happy and growing well. Many new parents, however, may not realize why keeping a baby’s mouth healthy is such an important part of a child’s overall health, or how to keep their child’s first teeth growing strong and healthy.A baby’s first tooth will usually emerge between 6-12 months of age. Most parents recognize the signs of teething long before that first tooth erupts; their little one drools, chews on everything and may be very cranky. Those first 20 teeth will all be in place around the little one’s third birthday. Baby teeth are important because they:Help a child chew nutritious food to grow strongAllow for correct speech and pronunciation of wordsEnsure proper placement in the gums of adult teeth laterBaby teeth need to be protected and well cared for until they are ready to come out around the age of six. Cavities can occur in baby teeth and be painful. They may make it difficult for children to eat, sleep and learn. Baby teeth also need to be protected because cavities in baby teeth can spread to adult teeth.Children should have an oral health screening by age one.To find a dentist for your child or yourself visit, and to get more information on good oral health, be sure to visit the American Dental Association’s website: for baby teeth is simple. Even before there are signs of that first tooth, a daily routine of wiping baby’s gums with a wet washcloth is all that’s needed to remove bacteria and will begin to set the stage for a lifetime of good oral healthcare. Once baby’s teeth begin to come in, a soft toothbrush with a rice-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste can be used to gently brush them twice a day. Around age 3, that daily bit of fluoride toothpaste should be about the size of a pea. Parents should help their child brush their teeth until they can tie their own shoes, and remind them to spit out any excess toothpaste instead of swallowing it.One danger to baby teeth is sometimes called Baby Bottle Mouth—the decay of a child’s front teeth. The most common contributor to Baby Bottle Mouth is prolonged exposure to sugary drinks. Even if a little one isn’t downing bottles of sugar-sweetened sodas, liquids that baby drinks may have added or natural sugar. These sugars, which are found in formula, milk, and juice, feed the bacteria in a baby’s mouth and can lead to cavities. Putting a baby to bed with a bottle is a particularly troublesome habit that can bathe the teeth in sugar and bring on Baby Bottle Mouth. If a child needs a bottle to fall asleep, it should contain water only. Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for a little one, but even breastmilk contains sugar that can cause tooth decay. So, no matter how a baby is fed, starting a healthy habit of dental care is very important.The Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department participates in the Thurston County Local Impact Network. The Network is working toward a common goal of improving health by reducing oral health disparities. You can learn more at read more

Spain’s third tier to challenging De Gea – Kepa’s rapid rise

first_imgKepa Arrizabalaga might be the most expensive goalkeeper in the world following his £71 million ($93.4m) transfer from Athletic Club to Chelsea back in August , but it was not all smooth sailing for the 24-year-old earlier in his career.The Basque shot stopper started his career at Athletic, making a one-and-a-half hour round trip from his home in Ondarroa to the club’s Lezama complex on a regular basis from the moment he joined them at the age of 10.He was just 17 when he made the bench for the Bilbao outfit, but he needed four years in the lower divisions to make his dream come true and play in La Liga. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Kepa earned the interest of Getafe after lining up for Athletic’s B team as a 17-year-old, but it was Ponferradina that eventually managed to lure him away from Bilbao on a temporary basis.He immediately made an impact at his new club, and then Ponferradina coach Jose Manuel Diaz, who now works at Real Madrid, was particularly blown away by the determination of the young goalkeeper to take his chance on loan.”I already knew him from his time with the Under-15s and Under-18s,” Diaz told Goal . “We had also faced him with Bilbao Athletic (the Athletic youth team). I asked for his signing at the beginning of the season, but could not make it happen until the winter transfer window.”I spoke with him to get him to join the team as soon as possible. I told him ‘if you arrive on Wednesday you will play the next match against Racing Santander’ and he arrived on Tuesday. He is a great professional, even being so young as he was and he still is.”He is a very nice guy, affable and with very clear ideas. I – and many people [at the club] – knew that he had a great future and we saw it happening before our own eyes.”Kepa became the first Ponferradina player ever to be called up to Spain’s Under-21 squad, and they were keen to renew his loan spell ahead of the following season. However, Athletic opted to send him to Real Valladolid instead in an attempt to speed up his development.In Miguel Angel Portugal, Kepa had a manager who used him 40 times that season and who had little doubt the shot stopper had a great future ahead of him.”Kepa played for me at Valladolid,” Portugal told Goal in India, where he now manages Pune City. “He was a big, big goalkeeper. I sent him a message [after he joined Chelsea] that he might be young but that he is ready to play for the best teams in the world.”I am not surprised [he cost Chelsea £71m]. When you know Kepa, you understand what he is worth. The value of a player is not necessarily the price that a team pays for that player. The price has nothing to do with the player. It is the price that the market sets.”For me, he is the future of Spain. He is the future goalkeeper for Spain, I am sure of this.”Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea 2018-19Following his loan spells at Ponferradina and Valladolid, Kepa went on to make his Liga debut for Athletic in September 2016 and quickly established himself as a top goalkeeper.He even appeared to be on his way to Real Madrid in January 2018, but the deal eventually fell through, with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit then going for Thibaut Courtois instead ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.His failed move to Madrid meant he played alongside new arrival Inigo Martinez in the second half of last season and the centre-back is confident his former team-mate is here to stay.”He’s a great goalkeeper. He attended the World Cup while being so young,” Martinez told Goal . “Chelsea signed him for €80m, nobody pays that amount just for the sake of it, but because he is worth it. He is proving it, in fact. He is playing, performing well, winning games.Inigo Martinez on Kepa“He has personality, he is a great goalkeeper who performs well with his hands and his feet. Maybe [David] De Gea is ahead of him for Spain now, but we have three great goalkeepers and if one decreases his level, the other will soon take his place. Here not only the goalkeepers, but we all have to give 100 per cent because we all want to be a starter.”De Gea is now arguably setting the standard for goalkeepers all over the world and certainly in English football. He has been regarded as one of the undisputed best around in the game for quite some time, whereas Kepa had not even started playing in the third division in Spain when De Gea joined Manchester United.Yet the Chelsea man now finds himself battling his compatriot for the No.1 jersey at the national team as they come prepare to face-off in the Premier League for the first time on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. That feat shows just how fast Kepa’s rise has been. Additional reporting from Alberto Pinero & Nikhil Jitendran.last_img read more

Japan Open 2019: Sai Praneeth sails into 2nd round after beating Kento Nishimoto

first_imgIndian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth started off his Japan Open 2019 campaign on a winning note as he registered a comprehensive straight-games victory over Japan’s Kento Nishimoto in the opening round of the $750,000 tournament here on Tuesday.Praneeth, who didn’t have as great a run in the recently-concluded Indonesia Open losing to Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent, defeated Nishimoto 21-17, 21-13 in the first-round contest that lasted just for 42 minutes.Praneeth had pulled out of the last edition of this tournament and he came out with a confident performance this time around.In the mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also advanced to the second round with an easy win over Germany’s Linda Efler and Marvin Seidel. The Indian pair defeated the duo of Efler-Seidel 21-14, 21-19 in 33 minutes.However, there was disappointment in the men’s doubles event as India’s Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy lost to the Malaysian pair of Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin 12-21, 16-21 in a match when was played for less than an hour.On Wednesday, ace Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will begin their tournament campaign in their respective events. Sindhu will face China’s Yue Han, while Srikanth will lock horns with compatriot H.S. Prannoy. Sameer Verma will also compete with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in his opening round clash.last_img read more