Facebook12Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Luxe for StyleSpring is here. Prom and wedding season is right around the corner. At Luxe for Style hair salon, we are studying up on the latest hair and makeup trends for the 2013 season. This year mira bella is using a lot of metallic tones with winged out tips reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe with a strong coral, red or pink lip. Skin is soft and dewy and everything well blended. Of course following trends are not for everyone. At Luxe, we can customize a look that is best suited for you and brings out your best features. You will look amazing on your big night!Luxe is definitely on top with our team of stylists and makeup artists. If you are looking for a prom style, wedding ‘do or just a big night out, we know we can help you create the look you are going to absolutely love. We can create a beautiful, structured chignon or a tousled textured style. Perhaps your look is a long wave or extreme volume. We offer extensions that will take you to that amazing look that will make you feel like the star you are.Give Luxe for Style a call today to set an appointment or a complimentary consultation. We look forward to being a part of your big day!360.754.1600
Razor Clam Dig Begins February 23, More Proposed Through April
March 24, Friday, 5:01 p.m.; 0.5 feet; MocrocksMarch 25, Saturday, 5:44 p.m.; 0.2 feet; CopalisMarch 26, Sunday, 6:24 p.m.; 0.0 feet; MocrocksSeasonal switch to morning tidesMarch 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet; MocrocksMarch 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, KalalochApril 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m., -0.5 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochApril 2, Sunday, 11:39 a.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis Facebook123Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)Razor clam diggers can count on evening digs starting Feb. 23 and begin planning trips this spring to Washington’s beaches after state shellfish managers today announced a schedule of proposed digs through April. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening at three ocean beaches later this month after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:Feb. 23, Thursday, 4:42 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 24, Friday, 5:21 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 25, Saturday, 5:58 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 26, Sunday, 6:34 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks, Twin HarborsFeb. 27, Monday, 7:11 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin HarborsFeb. 28, Tuesday, 7:48 p.m.; 0.0 feet; Twin HarborsState shellfish managers recommend that diggers hit the beach an hour or two before low tide. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. WDFW also announced a list of proposed digs in March and April, subject to the results of additional marine toxin tests. Shellfish managers will announce a final decision on those openings about a week before each dig is set to begin.Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW, noted that the current schedule does not include proposed digs this spring for Twin Harbors or Long Beach.“We’re waiting to see how the next few rounds of marine toxin tests go before we set a schedule for those beaches,” Ayres said. Toxin levels on Washington’s southern beaches – Twin Harbors and Long Beach – have been declining. Twin Harbors opened earlier this month when levels of domoic acid met public health standards. A natural toxin produced by certain types of algae, domoic acid can be harmful or even fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Razor clam digging is local favorite activity unique to the Washington coast.If toxin levels at Long Beach continue to drop, the beach could open in March for digging, Ayres said. Razor clam diggers also should be aware that WDFW plans to alternate digging between Copalis and Mocrocks during March and April. Those two northern beaches will not be open on the same days in the coming months.“We wanted to maximize the number of days that diggers would have out on the beaches,” Ayres said. “We hope that diggers will pay close attention to the schedule and stay off whichever beach is closed for the day.”Copalis beach includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas while Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. Maps of the beaches can be found on WDFW’s razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.Tentative razor clam digs in March and April:March 9, Thursday, 4:28 p.m.; -0.1 feet; MocrocksMarch 10, Friday, 5:13 p.m.; -0.3 feet; CopalisMarch 11, Saturday, 5:54 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochMarch 12, Sunday, 7:31 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Copalis, Kalaloch April 13, Thursday, 8:43 a.m.; 0.0 feet; CopalisApril 14, Friday, 9:18 a.m.; 0.1 feet; MocrocksApril 15, Saturday, 9:55 a.m.; 0.3 feet; CopalisApril 16, Sunday, 10:36 a.m.; 0.5 feet; Mocrocks April 27, Thursday, 7:55 a.m.; -1.5 feet; MocrocksApril 28, Friday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.8 feet; CopalisApril 29, Saturday; 9:32 a.m.; -1.7 feet; Mocrocks, KalalochApril 30, Sunday, 10:24 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Copalis, Kalaloch
Intercity Transit Offers $20 Summer Youth Passes
Facebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitSummer is here, and so is the Summer Youth Pass from Intercity Transit. For just $20, youth ages 18 and under can ride all buses, all summer. Plus, the pass works on Mason and Grays Harbor transit.Not sure how to get started? Intercity Transit’s Customer Service can help you plan your trip by showing you how to read schedules, make connections and even how to load your bike on the bus.Summer Youth Passes are a win-win for the family. Your kids can gain independence this summer, giving you more time in the day.So let Intercity Transit move your youth this summer.Summer Youth Passes are sold at the Olympia Transit Center, Ralph’s, Tim’s Pharmacy in Yelm, or at the city offices in Lacey, Tumwater and Olympia.Call Intercity Transit Customer Service at 360-786-1881 for more information, or go to the Intercity Transit website.
Leafs outlast Bruins 4-1 to sweep season series
The Leafs improve to 29-17-0-4 and host the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena at 7 p.m.Nelson closes out the regular season Saturday in Fruitvale against the Hawks.The Leafs open the playoffs against Castlegar the following week.Grand Forks finished the regular season without a win at home.The Bruins, 1-48-0-2, travel to Spokane to close out the season against the Braves Sunday. The Nelson Leafs outshot the Grand Fork Border Bruins 53-14 en route to a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Thursday in Boundary Country.The win completes a sweep of the season series for Nelson over the Murdoch Division rivals.
India crush Malaysia to sit on top of second round in Asia Cup
India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship on Thursday.Akashdeep Singh (15th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th), S.K. Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), S.V. Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) scored the goals for a ruthless India.India were already 5-0 up when Razie Rahim and Ramadan Rosli struck for Malaysia, who in their previous match had stunned Pakistan 3-2.With this win, India now have four points from two matches, while second-placed Malaysia have three points.South Korea, who drew 1-1 with Pakistan earlier in the day, hold the third spot.Top two teams will qualify for the final, while the teams finishing third and fourth will vie for the bronze medal.On Saturday, India will meet Pakistan needing at least a draw to seal their place in the final on October 22.Malaysia will face South Korea on Friday also searching for a point to reach the final.But the Malaysians need to put up a better performance that they did against India.Having won all their matches thus far in the tournament, Malaysia raced out of the blocks at a frenetic pace, attacking India constantly.They made two strong circle entries at the start of the game but an alert Indian defence kept them out of scoring.India’s first break-through came in the 14th minute when Manpreet assisted Akashdeep inside the circle with a fiercely-struck long pass. The Indian forward was impeccable in his attempt to improvise the pass to beat the Malaysian goalkeeper Kumar Subramiam to take a 1-0 lead in the first quarter.advertisementThe second quarter saw Indian goalkeeper Suraj Karkera make brilliant saves that had the Dhaka audience in raptures. His first big save came only two minutes into the second quarter when Malaysia won a penalty corner. Karkera was resolute to pad it away.Later in the 23rd minute, another penalty corner was averted when Karkera saved a fiercely struck drag-flick from Rahim to keep Malaysia from converting.Earlier, Harmanpreet Singh was at his best when he found the centre of the goal to take India’s lead to 2-0 in the 19th minute. A good assist by Sunil saw Uthappa score India’s third goal in the 24th minute.Post the 10-minute half-time break, India scored two more goals to stamp their supremacy over Malaysia. It was Gurjant in the 33rd minute followed by a splendid goal by Sunil brilliantly-assisted by Gurjant Singh who worked in tandem to score India’s fifth goal.A trademark reverse hit by Gurjant from the left flank to Sunil, who made a diving attempt to push the ball into the post, ensured the local crowds were thoroughly entertained. This goal by Sunil was also adjudged as the goal of the match.The final quarter saw India make a few defensive errors that saw them concede penalty corners. With 10 minutes to the final hooter, Malaysia’s Rahim utilised the chance to put one past a diving Akash Chikte in the 50th minute.Malaysia won another penalty corner in the 54th minute but Chikte was outstanding in his save.Almost immediately, Malaysia won another set-piece but an alert Chikte averted a goal again. Malaysia won two back-to-back penalty corners in the 58th minute but couldn’t make the chance count.Though their second goal came through in the 59th minute via Rosli, India extended their lead in the 60th minute when veteran Sardar employed a reverse-hand strike.
Ohio State shells out 8M to play nonB1G teams
By the end of Ohio State football’s 2013 non-conference schedule, OSU will have paid non-Big Ten visitors more than $8.1 million in guaranteed money for playing at Ohio Stadium during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons. That’s several million dollars more than several Big Ten teams paid non-conference visitors during the same period. It’s almost $1 million more than Alabama, the reigning national champion, paid during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Still, the athletic department and a sports economist agree that more than $8.1 million in guaranteed money is typical. Recipients of the more than $8.1 million to be paid by OSU include Akron, Toledo, Colorado, Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California and Alabama-Birmingham. The Buckeyes football team went 7-0 in those contests. Vanderbilt, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Buffalo will be paid for playing at Ohio Stadium in 2013. It might sound like a lot, but the money OSU is dishing out to its non-conference foes is standard, said OSU associate athletic director for finance Pete Hagan. Due to the size of Ohio Stadium, which typically seats more than its listed capacity of 102,329, OSU is able to pay more to visiting non-conference teams, Hagan said. He added that OSU’s contracts with non-Big Ten teams are still competitive with the rest of the league. “We make more money off of a home football game, therefore we can pay someone a little bit higher for a one-time appearance in Columbus … because of the size of our stadium,” Hagan said. “If you contacted a lot of the other Big Ten schools, they’re paying very similar guarantees to non-conference schools … Most of (the contracts) are pretty standard as far as the flat guarantee, the number of tickets we make available for them to purchase. There really isn’t much difference from contract to contract.” OSU paid nearly $2.3 million to Akron and Colorado during the 2011 season. The amount of guaranteed money paid to Toledo was not available, said OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig in an email to The Lantern. For its recently completed slate of non-conference home games in 2012, OSU’s four opponents netted a total of $2.8 million, Emig said in an email. Next season, OSU will pay Vanderbilt, FAMU and Buffalo, paying a total of nearly $3.1 million. Andrew Zimbalist, a sports economist and professor at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., said the amount OSU has paid during the three-year period is a lot of money but is typical in modern college athletics. “Ohio State only has so many games it can play in the Big Ten,” Zimbalist said. “It needs to have out-of-conference games at the beginning of the season. At the beginning of the season, it wants to have games against weaker opponents so it can get itself in condition. So these are all factors that go into those fees. “Again, I think for any of the automatic (Bowl Championship Series) qualifier conferences, ($8 million) over three years might be on the upper end, but it’s certainly within the normal range.” Normal happens to be more than No. 1-ranked Alabama football paid to its visitors during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Alabama paid nearly $4.2 million to its non-Southeastern Conference opponents during the two-year period to the nearly $5.1 million OSU paid out to non-conference opponents during the same period. The range within the Big Ten varies widely – OSU’s Saturday opponent, Nebraska, will pay almost $4 million to its non-conference opponents during the three-year span from 2011 through 2013, which began with its inaugural season in the conference. Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium (capacity of more than 81,000) in Lincoln, will host nine non-Big Ten teams during the three-year period. Beyond Nebraska, analysis of three additional Big Ten programs – Iowa, Illinois and Purdue – during the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons shows payouts that fall several million dollars short of OSU’s. Iowa will pay the nine teams visiting a total of more than $5.4 million while Illinois will pay a total of more than $5.2 million to its 10 non-Big Ten opponents. Purdue will pay a total of almost $4.4 million to its nine opponents. All other Big Ten schools did not respond to The Lantern‘s record requests for football contracts for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons. Respective Big Ten respondents also each have smaller stadiums than the Buckeyes’, and OSU’s senior associate athletic director Ben Jay said teams with smaller stadiums simply can’t pay as much. Money paid to non-conference opponents is based on a team’s on-field history, Jay said, as well past contract guarantees. “It’s going to vary even within the Big Ten. Those folks in the Big Ten who have smaller stadiums … certainly can’t pay the kind of big guarantees and get the kind of opponents that we can,” Jay said. “We’re still kind of trying to stay within … what we envision as the reasonable range to pay for certain opponents.”
Zidane beats Guardiola as worlds most popular coach
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has beaten Pep Guardiola to be named the world’s most popular coach in the worldIn a voting poll conducted by Marca, the biggest managerial names in world football were rated on the following aspects: trajectory, social media, website, relationship with media, messages, non-verbal communication, supporters, social sportsmanship responsibilities, branded content and leadership.Zidane, who has now guided Real to a record-equalling three consecutive Champions League crowns after last weekend’s 3-1 over Liverpool at Kiev, narrowly beat Manchester City boss Guardiola to top the poll with Massimiliano Allegri completing the top three.New Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fifth, while Ernesto Valverde only came in eighth place in the rankings after guiding Barcelona to a domestic double in record-breaking fashion in his first season in charge.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The normally out-spoken Jose Mourinho completed the top 10.Top 10 most reputable coaches in world footballZinedine Zidane – 79.3Pep Guardiola – 78.9Massimiliano Allegri – 78.1Diego Simeone – 75.6Unai Emery – 69.5Jurgen Klopp – 69.1Julen Lopetegui – 68.3Ernesto Valverde – 65.5Mauricio Pochettino – 61.7Jose Mourinho – 58.1
Neymar Mbappe want to stay at PSG
Real Madrid’s hopes of landing either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe appear to have suffered a big blow with the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy claiming that the star duo intend to remain at the clubThe forwards have been strongly linked with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning €112m departure to Juventus this month.But Luis Fernandez, who himself also used to be the manager of PSG, has insisted that both Neymar and Mbappe intend to remain at the French capital for next season.“Neymar has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. He wants to succeed, after not achieving it at the World Cup. I think that he wants to win titles with PSG,” said Fernandez, as stated on Sky Sports.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Mbappe? He stays too. He has said it, one hundred percent. He wants to win the Champions [League] with PSG. Financial fair play? It does not worry me. The important thing is that both Neymar and Mbappe want to stay at PSG.”PSG are set to make Mbappe a permanent addition to their squad this summer, after signing him on an initial loan deal from AS Monaco last summer, for a €180m transfer fee.The deal will make him the second-most expensive player in history behind Neymar, who the Ligue 1 giants signed from Barcelona last summer for €222m.Real have recently released statements declaring that they have not lodged any bids for either player.