RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham have exercised their option to convert the loan signing of Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis into a permanent deal, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The Argentine midfielder joined Spurs in August on loan but has now signed a contract for a reported fee of around £27 million ($35 million), keeping him at the club until 2025. “We are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis Balompie to a permanent transfer,” Spurs said in a statement on their website. “The midfielder has produced impressive performances after establishing himself in the team following a hip injury which restricted his playing time in the early part of his loan at the club.” The former Paris Saint-Germain player has made 20 appearances for Spurs this season, scoring two goals. Tottenham also confirmed the departure of Christian Eriksen after agreement was reached with Inter Milan for the sale of the Denmark international. “We wish Christian well for the future,” the club said. Jose Mourinho’s side are currently sixth in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.Tags: Giovani Lo CelsoReal BetisTottenham
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Two gallery shows top off the 2017-18 school yearApril 18, 2018 — OLYMPIA, Wash. The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College is proud wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.Collaboration Installation: Confined / FoundVisiting artist Erin Shigaki, a Seattle-based graphic designer and mixed media artist, and SPSCC art students will collaborate to reflect on the Japanese American internment camps. The project is inspired by Shigaki’s family history and pilgrimages to internment sites. Students will study artists who deal with confinement in their work, such as Takuichi Fujii, Roger Shimomura, and Kara Walker. Together, they will explore ways in which Japanese American artists in the camps created art out of modest and found objects to defy the soul-crushing physical and emotional conditions. The project will culminate in an array of chromatic banners cut from recycled sheets, symbolic of freedom and solidarity. Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free reception.ReceptionFriday, May 4, 20186 – 8 p.m.Student Art ExhibitionIn its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.This exhibition will run from May 14 to June 14 and is sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore. Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free Opening Reception.Opening ReceptionFriday, May 18, 20186 – 8 p.m.The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.Facebook: @SPSCCgalleryInstagram: @thegallerySPSCCWebsite: spscc.edu/galleryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 360-596-5527
Facebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) wraps up Fall Quarter classes and ushers in the holiday season with three outstanding music performances between November 30 and December 7, 2018. SPSCC music groups are a mix of college students and community members who perform in concert throughout the year.SPSCC Chorus and Chamber ChoirWinter RosesFriday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe SPSCC Chorus and Chamber Choir present Winter Roses, an eclectic mix of winter and holiday repertoire, featuring the works of Bach, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Whitacre, and Gjeilo. The Chorus and Chamber Choir are directed by Dr. John Guarente and will accompanied by Jennifer Hermann and April Kuhr.South Puget Sound College OrchestraOld, New, and Seasonal FavoritesSaturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main StageBuy TicketsThe South Puget Sound College Orchestra opens its 2018-19 season with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Dvorak’s Noon Witch, as well as the world premiere of Pacific Northwest composer Carolyn Quick’s Through the Haze. Troy Fisher and Kids in Concert join the Orchestra after intermission to get us all in the holiday spirit. The Orchestra is directed by Cameron May.South Puget Sound Jazz BandTribute to the Savoy BallroomFriday, December 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.The Evergreen State College Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 1FREE admission, $3 parkingThe Jazz Band is directed by James Schneider and will feature classic swing tunes from the 1930s and 40s, featuring the Shimmy Shack Swingers. Admission is free and tickets are not required.Tickets for the Orchestra and Chorus concerts are available at OlyTix.org or by calling The Washington Center for the Performing Arts box office at 360-753-8586. General admission tickets are $15 with $10 tickets for seniors, students, and military with ID. All shows are free to SPSCC students, staff and faculty with SPSCC ID.Featured photo credit: Shanna Paxton Photography
By Gena Ansell-Lande TINTON FALLS – On Dec. 18 Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT) held its annual “Flamefest” to commemorate the upcoming celebration of Hanukkah. This year the first night of the eight-day celebration falls on Dec. 24, which happens to coincide with Christmas Eve. Because the Jewish calendar is a lunar/solar combined calendar, the dates change from year to year.More than 100 families brought their menorahs as Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissod led the group in prayer and songs at the community lighting.Kline, who has been with the temple for just over two years, said he loves this day because of the sense of community it brings to the congregation. “While Hanukkah is considered a minor festival, it is a great day with our MRT families. We recall the miracle of faith, as we retell the holiday’s story. Between the menorah-making contest, the candle lighting, latkes-making and eating, singing, and the wonderful family spirit that we get to share, this day rocks,” he said. “This is a season for coming together and changing the world.”The joy carried on throughout the day as families and friends sang songs and played dreidel games. Of course a Hanukkah celebration would not be complete without the traditional fried foods like potato latkes and jelly doughnuts, also known as sufganiyot.For Clissold, the cantor, this day has always been one she looks forward to all year. “For over 30 years our families come with their channukiot (special menorahs). We sing songs, light candles, and come together as a community. To see the whole room lit up and everyone singing brings hope to my heart that we – as a congregation – are bringing light and hope to our world.”Jack Blumberger, and Max and Griffin Lande enjoying time at the MRT Flamefest.Hanukkah commemorates the Jewish recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. According to lore, when the temple was reclaimed the Jews wished to light the temple’s menorah, only to discover the Greeks had contaminated all of the oil. All that remained was enough to last for just one night. This “one-day supply” of oil lasted eight days and nights, as the Israelites celebrated the miracle of faith that led to the victory over the Greeks, and the rededication of the temple. To commemorate this miracle, Jews light the menorah on each of the eight nights of the holiday. Because the holiday celebrates the miracle involving the oil, it is customary to eat fried foods like sufganiyot and latkes.Because Hanukkah falls so close to Christmas this year, many interfaith families, including those from Monmouth Reform Temple, get creative in their celebrations.“We are respectful of each other’s traditions and celebrating both holidays has only broadened our perspective,” said Kristen Blumberger, Little Silver, who along with her husband John and three children, attended the Flamefest. “Christmas usually trumps Hanukkah in our household but that’s not to say we don’t celebrate Hanukkah wholeheartedly. Our children receive a present each night and usually one is typically larger, while the rest being less expensive gifts.”Cantor Clissold and Rabbi Kline at the Flamefest celebration.Amy Sukinik of Little Silver said: “In our family we light candles each night and also do a gift exchange of some sort. Usually, we will light candles and exchange gifts with my parents one night, with my siblings on another, and with extended family on another.”She and husband Reid Conway and daughter also celebrate a night with friends – Jews and non-Jews. “Christmas is also celebrated in our home and Santa brings Rosie gifts to the house and then we spend the day with Reid’s family eating, fighting, opening gifts, and listening to Christmas music.”Kline teaches that the tradition demands that we respect the faith of all people. “In so many homes this year, we get to celebrate everyone, at the very same time,” he said.
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.“Information was given to us regarding player tampering by Castlegar and the disciplinary committee suspended (Rotheisier) for 45 days,” Ohlhausen said Saturday as he headed to 100 Mile House for a game between the defending KIJHL Champs and Osoyoos Coyotes.“Castlegar decided to appeal the decision, but the decision was upheld by a five-member committee of governors from the other (Okanagan/Shuswap) Conference.” Ohlhausen said tampering charges were brought to the attention of the league by the Princeton Posse.It appears “texting” may have been the undoing for Rotheisier.“There are rules and regulations preventing coaches from contacting players . . . even through other players,” Ohlhausen explained.“So teams have to be careful.”Castlegar, which won its first game Friday in Fruitvale by outlasting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 7-6, face Nelson Leafs Saturday in the Sunflower City.Rotheisier assumed head coach and general manager duties of the Rebels during the summer after spending last season as an associated coach in Creston.Before Creston Rotheisier skippered Princeton Posse.Rotheisier’s suspension concludes October 21.