BH national Football Representation to get 1 Million EUR from UEFA?

first_imgEach of the 55 member states of UEFA will get the payment in the amount of one million euros from the European football federation, said its president Aleksander Čeferin at a one-day congress of UEFA in Helsinki.Čeferin explained that such a payment is possible due to the “excellent financial results of representations”.“The role of UEFA is not to accumulate wealth, but to help its members and supports the development of football,” said Čeferin.Season 2015/2016 ended with 102.1 million euros of profit, which includes the European Championships in France making its reserves to climb to 633 million euros.Moreover, Čeferin also said that he will not allow the closer of Super League, saying that “money has no power.”He warned the biggest leagues of Europe that UEFA has no intention to give up upon blackmails, promising redesign of the football on the Old Continent in the next five years.(Source: N1)last_img read more

Stay healthy during Thurston County fair time!

first_imgChriste Smith is the owner of Rock Bottom Personal Training. Rock Bottom serves all of Thurston County and offers customized fitness services in homes, workplaces, local parks and other locations to cater to the client. Rock Bottom has many Professional Certified trainers to help you with all your health needs About Rock Bottom Personal Training: So stay active at your cook outs and Thurston county fairs, all the while eat clean/healthy! most of all have a great happy and healthy Thurston county  summer! Facebook2Tweet0Pin0By Christe Smith I don’t know about you but I love the summer time here in Thurston County. So many  summer cook outs with friends & family, plus all the fairs that Thurston county has to offer and not to mention all the AMAZING food! I know for myself this is one of the hardest times of the year to stay on a clean/healthy eating lifestyle. The other thing that I love about cook outs  and Thurston county fairs, are all the fun physical activities. For example, this past 4th of July, I had the pleasure to be invited to our friends, that live on Thurston counties Long Lake. Since they live on Long Lake, I got to paddle boat out to middle of the lake to watch the fireworks. Before that we danced to great music and we even jumped on the trampoline like kids! So with Thurston counties Lake Fair approaching think of how you can be active….like go into the bounce house with your kids or ride your bike to the fair. Just remember that children learn by our examples…so take advantage of all the physical activities that Thurston county Lake Fair has to offer! So while you are chatting & laughing away at all these Thurston county events this summer, remember the 80 /20 rule. The rule is that, 80% of the time you eat and drink super clean/healthy plus exercise (with your favorite  Rock Bottom trainer :)) so that when the fair or cook out rolls around, you can step out of the clean/healthy eat box a little…and I do mean a LITTLE!  Please remember that when you do step out of the box,  it can be very…very hard to step back in. What I like to do is always bring a side dish that I know is clean to the cook out.  That way I can always eat clean/healthy at the event and not feel like I am missing out or be as tempted to reach for one of those same old cookout menu items that everyone brings. I also bring my own protein ( turkey burger, chicken dog, fish) to grill, because we all know what is in that commercially processed hamburger and hot dog..YUCK!!!!  While preparing for that day or evening at the  fair,  pack clean/healthy snacks and stay way from all the fried foods. Better yet look for grilled items that the vendors offer.last_img read more

United Way of Thurston County Connects Workplaces with Non-Profits for Day…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the United Way of Thurston CountyEvergreen students Kathleen Smith and Sam West sort food at the Thurston County Day of Caring, 2012. Photo by Shauna BittleUnited Way of Thurston County will celebrate its 22nd Annual Day of Caring with over 700 volunteers and 34 local agencies on September 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.“Day of Caring is an unforgettable, hands-on experience providing volunteers an opportunity to actively improve our community while enhancing on team-building outside the workplace,” said United Way Executive Director, Paul Knox.Day of Caring was established as the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County to increase awareness of human service organizations and demonstrate how people working together for the common good helps accomplish great things.“United Way is connecting community partners and supporters with nonprofits throughout Thurston County to accomplish projects that can’t normally be done,” said Executive Director of Family Support Center, Schelli Slaughter.Seasoned Day of Caring volunteer teams like Olympia Federal Savings, Anchor Bank, and Puget Sound Energy will participate in projects for the Olympia Downtown Association, Kiwanis Club of Olympia, Thurston County Food Bank and more. United Way also welcomes new participation from Umpqua Bank, Cabela’s and Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s B-Troop, 8-1 CAV 2-2 ID.Volunteers will participate in over 40 different projects ranging from painting and landscaping low-income, disabled individual’s homes, harvesting food banks, and invasive plant pulling at locations throughout Thurston County (A full list of projects attached).United Way continues its longstanding partnership with Evergreen State College, which engages nearly 150 incoming freshman students in volunteer projects throughout ThurstonVolunteers assembled by City of Olympia employees gather to paint and install new lighting in the parking area at First Christian Church in downtown Olympia. Photo by Jennifer Crain.County.“New students from Evergreen will be joining Day of Caring to connect with our community, get to know important organizations working for justice and hopefully plant the seed to be involved in more sustained learning through action in the future,” said Ellen Shortt Sanchez, director of the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action, The Evergreen State College.This year, United Way also joined forces with the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) to recruit volunteers for their Downtown Clean Up project and collaborate on the Day of Caring After Party.Following the completion of team projects, volunteers and agencies will gather for a Day of Caring After-Party at the Olympia Press Building from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate a rewarding day with food, drinks and raffle prizes.For More information Contact:Michelle Rodriguez Director of Communications & Events mrodriguez@unitedway-thurston.org (360) 943-2773 ext. 13Paul Knox Executive Director pknox@unitedway-thurston.org (360) 943-2773 ext.last_img read more

Tailor-made pitches bad for Ravichandran Ashwin’s legacy

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin has quickly established himself as India’s premier spin bowler and has been the go-to man for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli for quite some time now. The ace off-spinner recently became the fastest Asian bowler to clinch 200 wickets during India’s 500th Test at Kanpur and the second fastest overall to achieve the feat. (Ashwin-Jadeja emerge as India’s dealiest spin duo)While he remains the most potent threat for India, some eyebrows are still raised when Ashwin goes abroad and bowls on fast and bouncy pitches outside the sub-continent. The 30-year-old’s mind-blowing performance in the first Test against New Zealand at the Green Park stadium saw him pick up 10 wickets in the match which helped India register a 197-run victory on Sunday. (India’s hot streak at home: 12 Tests, 10 wins, 2 draws)Ashwin’s ten-wicket haul in the match was his fifth ten-for in Test cricket and he currently averages 16.46 with 28 wickets in just three games against the Black Caps. He now has 203 wickets from 37 matches at an impressive average of 25.06 with 19 five-fors in his kitty. His average is currently the best among the 19 India bowlers who have taken at least 100 Test wickets. (Also read: This is how Jadeja and Ashwin scripted India’s victory in 500th Test)159 of ASHWIN’S 203 TEST WICKETS HAVE COME IN ASIAHis record in Asia stands at 159 wickets at an average of 20.58 which is only bettered by Pakistan legend Imran Khan, among bowlers who have taken atleast 100 wickets in Asia. Ashwin gets a wicket after every 44 deliveries which is also second best effort in the sub-continent behind another Pakistani legend Waqar Younis, who had a strike rate of 38.20. (Also read: My partnership with Anil Kumble a match made in heaven: Ravichandran Ashwin)advertisementThe top-ranked all-rounder has been one of the Most Valuable Players for India in all formats but even after shattering so many records in his short six-year-old cricketing career, Ashwin is still considered a threat only on slow and low surfaces offering sharp turn. It’s a different story altogether in places like Australia, South Africa and England. (Also read: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin script 197-run victory in India’s historic 500th Test)Three years ago in December 2013, Ashwin had bowled 36 overs in a Test against the Proteas at Johannesburg and failed to pick up a single wicket for the team in the thrilling draw. He was then dropped for six overseas Tests after that including the tours of New Zealand and England which followed.In the 13 matches that he has played outside the sub-continent, Ashwin has picked up just 41 wickets which includes the 17 wickets he got in a single series against the West Indies last month, where he sort of redeemed himself a little but still has a long way to go. His average and strike rates jump to 42.73 and 80.22 respectively with just 2 five-wicket hauls to his name.In stark contrast, his figures in India are as good as it gets. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has 136 wickets in 20 Tests at 21.04, including 14 instances of five-wicket hauls and four instances of 10 wickets or more in a Test match.With his reign established in Asia, Ashwin now has to prove his mettle in countries like Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand before he can be truly termed as a legend of the game.last_img read more