Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing ArtsOlympia – Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Tuesday October 2nd to Sunday October 7th at The Washington Center.From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning sacred cosmogram. These cosmograms can be created in various media, such as watercolor on canvas, wood carvings, and so forth. However, the most spectacular and enduringly popular are those made from colored sand.In general all mandalas have outer, inner and secret meanings. On the outer level they represent the world in its divine form; on the inner level they represent a map by which the ordinary human mind is transformed into enlightened mind; and on the secret level they depict the primordially perfect balance of the subtle energies of the body and the clear light dimension of the mind. The creation of a sand painting is said to effect purification and healing on these three levels.The mandala sand painting begins with an opening ceremony, during which the lamas consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness. This is done by means of chanting, music and mantra recitation, and will be held on October 2nd at 12noon. The public are invited to this free ceremony.The lamas begin the exhibit by drawing an outline of the mandala on the wooden platform. On the following days they lay the colored sands. Each monk holds a traditional metal funnel called a chakpur while running a metal rod on its grated surface. The vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid onto the platform.Traditionally most sand mandalas are destroyed shortly after their completion. This is done as a metaphor for the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing. The closing ceremony will be held on October 7th at 2pm. Tickets for the closing performance and ceremony are available at washingtoncenter.org. Facebook8Tweet0Pin0
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationThurston County Roadwork: As crews march toward completion of a project to replace Interstate 5 expansion joints at Martin Way in Lacey, they will also determine future bridge preservation needs for the span that carries southbound I-5 traffic over Pacific Avenue in Olympia.Work on both bridges will reduce southbound I-5 to a single lane for about two miles from Martin Way through Pacific Avenue. Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time.Friday, July 209:00 p.m. – single-lane closure begins10:00 p.m. – double-lane closure begins, reducing southbound I-5 to one laneSaturday, July 21All lanes will reopen at 5:00 a.m.Real time traveler information is available from the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.Featured photo credit: Kim Merriman
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersAll Thurston County offices and departments will briefly close on Thursday, August 15, at 1:15 p.m. for an evacuation emergency training drill. County employees will be asked to evacuate the buildings during the drill. The drills are expected to last 15-20 minutes. During the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening, and the choice to wait in gathering areas or in their vehicles until the drill is over.What: Evacuation Emergency Training DrillWhere: All Thurston County FacilitiesWhen: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.Duration: 15-20 minutes“These drills are an important part of our service to the public,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez. “When we need to evacuate the buildings quickly and safely, it is important we get it right. To do this, we must practice our reaction to ensure everyone knows where to exit and where to go to be at a safe distance from the buildings.”County staff will be located both inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills.Featured photo credit: Diane Waiste
Advertisement xoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsqi2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekb9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) utWould you ever consider trying this?😱hp0Can your students do this? 🌚moyRoller skating! Powered by Firework A second-tier side from the Austrian football league, SK Austria Klagenfurt, have temporarily left their home ground in an effort to create a forest on the pitch. Yes, you read that correctly. The 32,000-seater Wörthersee Stadion, which hosted some games of the 2008 Euros, will now have more than 300 trees inside the arena thanks to Swiss artist Klaus Littmann, who proposed the idea on an exhibit named “For Forest: The Unending Attraction of Nature” in Klagenfurt’s stadium to raise awareness on climate change.Advertisement In an interview with the Reuters, the Swiss artist said, “For many, because of the current situation, this represents a memorial as part of the climate change discussion.”Advertisement An Austrian artist, Max Peintner who also happened to be an architect created a pencil drawing of a forest in the middle of a stadium surrounded by a crowd back in 1970. And Littmann, claims that his project was influenced from that drawing itself.” In 1970, he had the vision that one day, it could happen that we look at nature in designated areas only, for example in a crater architecture such as a stadium.” he added.Advertisement The exhibition is scheduled to open for public next week and has generated much curiosity among the people of Klagenfurt, the lakeside city in southern Austria.Meanwhile, SK Klagenfurt will be forced to play in a smaller stadium nearby until the For Forest exhibition ends on Oct. 27.[Credits IG/brfootball] Advertisement
Advertisement f955NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vss98u2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E13pd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gr0keWould you ever consider trying this?😱3gCan your students do this? 🌚8q02eyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manish Pandey and actress Ashrita Shetty tied the knot on Monday, and the Indian cricket family including ace Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, showered love on the couple. Twitter was filled with congratulatory messages for cricketer Manish Pandey post the wedding. Ashrita Shetty is a famous Tamil actress and is from Mumbai. They decided to get married in Mumbai. She starred in many blockbusters in South like Indrajit, Udhayam NH4 and Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum.Advertisement Post the wedding, Indian Captain, Virat Kohli tweeted, “Congratulations Pandey Ji. Wish you both a lifetime of beautiful moments and happiness. God bless you both.”Advertisement Rohit’s tweet earned him a few chuckles as he tweeted, “Wish you both all the happiness in the world. Trust me this will be your best innings.”The cricketer had quite a tight schedule before his marriage. The groom did not get any off days, as he was busy playing on Sunday night. After Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament ended, he flew straight to Mumbai to get married. The match was a success as he led his team, Karnataka to victory over Tamil Nadu, who unfortunately lost the match by 1 run. Manish was also the captain when Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy this year. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement uowNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eadmd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3s4by2Can your students do this? 🌚1l2gdeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India has swiftly emerged victorious in the first game of the 5-match T20 series against New Zealand today. Two destructive knocks from KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer saw Virat Kohli and his squad chase down the target comfortably with 6 wickets remaining at the Eden Park Stadium.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIWinning the toss, captain Kohli elected to field first, as the Black Caps made an impressive total of 203 for 5 wickets in the first innings. However, a confident Team India, who showcased brilliant performance in the recent 2-1 ODI series win over Australia, reached the target score by the 19th over.New Zealand opener Colin Munro started off with a blazing 59-off-42, with six fours and two sixes, until Shardul Thakur got his wicket in the 12th over. His partner Martin Guptill was dismissed on 30 by Shivam Dube, the talented all rounder from Mumbai who made his internal debut against Bangladesh back in November.Advertisement The skipper Kane Williamson put up a stormy 51 runs from 26 balls, including four boundaries and equal number of over boundaries, but fell victim to Yuzvendra Chahal. The Kiwis’ veteran Batsman Ross Taylor finished off with a stormy 27-ball-54 with 3 fours and 3 sixes. Jadeja and Bumrah both secured one wicket each.While the Men in Blues’s superstar opener Rohit Sharma disappointed, losing his wicket to Mitchell Santner on just 7 runs, it was KL Rahul who sped up India’s chase. The newfound wicket keeper put up a swashbuckling score of 56 from 27 balls, thanks to four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement Coming in after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli fell short of just 5 runs from his 25th T20I half century. However, it was Shreyas Iyer, who went destructive against the New Zealand bowling squad, keeping his strike with 58 runs from 29 balls, with five fours and three sixes. This was the second T20I 50 for the 25 year old. Manish Pandey provided the finishing touches as India secured the win with 6 balls left.The Indian origin Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi secured two wickets. The Ludhiana-born New Zealand international picked up the wickets of KL Rahul and Shivam Dube.The second T20 match is on this Sunday at the Eden Park Stadium.Also read-What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts! Advertisement
By Daily News StaffSimilar to the way the Team Canada Juniors turned gold into silver at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships last week in Buffalo, NY, the Kootenay Ice let one slip away.Thompson Blazers played the role of Team Russia, scoring five third-period goals en route to a 7-4 victory over Kootenay in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Saturday night in Nelson.Kootenay rebounded Sunday, blasting the Blazers 10-2 behind the Felix Larouche led the comeback for the Blazers, scoring twice in the frame.Paulsen Lautard of Midway, Nolan Taylor of Nelson, Castlegar’s Jesse Knowler and Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored for Kootenay, which held period leads of 3-1 and 4-2.Jarrod Schamerhorn of Kelowna was in net for the third-period collapse of the Ice.Sunday it was all Ice as Kootenay jumped to a 5-0 first period lead en route to the lopsided win.Derek Georgopoulos of Cranbrook led the Ice with two goals with singles going to Jake Lucchini of Trail, Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar, Jacob Boyczuk and Scott Davidson of Trail, Taylor, Lautard, Bertolucci and Nelson’s Dryden Hunt. Christian Pickles had an easy time in the nets for Kootenay.The weekend split foiled an opportunity for Kootenay to climb the BCMMHL standings.The Ice, 6-14-6 on the season, trail North Island Silvertips for ninth in the 11-team league Vancouver Northeast Chiefs by eight points in the race for the final playoff spot. Kootenay travels to Chase to meet the fourth-place Cariboo Cougarssports@thenelsondaily.com
It’s almost like a playoff series in October for the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals will face off for the fourth time this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Friday night in Fruitvale with Nelson holding a 2-1 advantage in the season series thanks to a 3-2 double overtime win last week in the Heritage City.“It certainly provides us a view of what we can expect to compete against to get out of our division,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella when asked about the early season quirk in the schedule.“I don’t think the team is getting tired of playing BV,” DiBella added.“I think they’re enthusiastic about playing teams they have to beat come playoffs to get out of the Murdoch Division.”Nelson returns home Saturday to face the Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Rebels have defeated Nelson twice this season — 3-2 and 5-4 in overtime.Sandhu remains on Injury ListLeaf netminder Jason Sandhu remains on the injury list after suffering a lower body injury four games into the season.The 20-year-old Chilliwack native began to skate again but is not spending much time between the pipes until the body heals.Nelson was able to grab another goalie after then coaching staff acquired Devin Allen from the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Allen was instrumental in the Leafs being able to rally from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Beaver Valley in double overtime last week.Thompson on loan to Langley RivermenIn keeping with team philosophy, the Leafs have loaned defenceman Dash Thompson to Langley of the BC Hockey League.“Part of our philosophy is to make sure we’re helping with the development of these players so we wouldn’t hold a player back if we can accommodate the player playing at higher level in an AP position,” DiBella explained.The Rivermen travels to Coquitlam Friday before hosting the Express in a return game Saturday and Trail Smoke Eaters Sunday.Former Leaf Hulston off to SaskatchewanLeafs experienced a brief visit from former center Levi Hulston.DiBella said Hulston, after being released by Langley following a two-game stint, has decided to pursue his Junior A career with Humbolt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.“Humbolt pursued Levi all summer so once he was let go by Langley they made their pitch,” DiBella said.“Levi did come to Nelson to practice with us but as a 19-year-old he felt this was his opportunity and I can appreciate that and wish him well.”New players expected soonDiBella said the Leafs are still tweaking the roster as the club enters October.He said the team is expecting a forward and a defenceman into camp as soon as the weekend.”The forwad is very fast with good hands has ability to put puck in the net while the D-man is 6’3″ and gives us the grit I feel we need to help the back end,” DiBella said.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016)–Stakes winning Path of David and talented upstarts Tiz a Billy, True Brilliance, Hot Ore, He’s a Tiger and Iron Rob all loom prominently as a half dozen 3-year-olds go 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes.Trained by Kristin Mulhall, Path of David rallied from off the pace to win the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes here on Dec. 31 and was subsequently well beaten by top Derby hopeful Mor Spirit in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6.The return to turf and massive drop in class should benefit Path of David, a Kentucky-bred gelding by the Gone West stallion, Istan. Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet Alley, Path of David broke his maiden three starts back going one mile on turf at Del Mar Nov. 28, and will hope to be flying the final eighth of a mile in his first try down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout. With both of his lifetime wins coming on turf, he’s made seven overall starts and has earnings of $90,900.Tiz a Billy, who is trained by Brian Koriner, comes off a scintillating 6 ½ length maiden special weight win over the course at 1-2, and need only run back to that race to have a huge chance in the Baffle. Blessed with an abundance of speed, Tiz a Billy rated well in third position after a half mile and finished up like a horse with a future in his maiden tally.Owned by James Cahill, Neil Haymes and Janet Lyons, the Kentucky-bred colt by Tizway was second, beaten a nose, down the hill two starts back on Oct. 12 and will be making his sixth career start on Sunday.A 9 ½ length maiden winner going six furlongs on the main track Jan. 23, trainer Robertino Diodoro’s True Brilliance is also very quick early and will be trying turf and open company for the first time. A chestnut gelding by Unusual Heat, True Brilliance, who is owned by his breeder, Mercedes Stables, LLC, will be making his fourth career start. Favored twice, he has a pair of second place finishes to go along with his maiden win. Ridden in all three of his starts by Tyler Baze, he’ll be handled for the first time by Fernando Perez.Diodoro will also saddle another Mercedes Stables homebred, Hot Ore, who retains the services of Baze and will be making his seventh career start on Sunday. Like his stablemate, he too, is a gelding by Unusual Heat. A close second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf three starts back on Sept. 5, he comes off an even fifth place finish in the Grade III, one mile turf Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on Nov. 29.An impressive one mile turf maiden special weight winner versus open company here four starts back on June 26, Hot Ore is fresh and would appear to be the mount of choice for Baze leading into the Baffle. With an overall mark of 6-1-2-1, he has earnings of $84,156.Trainer Jeff Bonde’s He’s a Tiger, undefeated in two starts sprinting on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta, ships south and will get the services of Rafael Bejarano. A Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa, he’s out of the Helmsman mare, Red Duchess, which would suggest he could have an affinity for turf. Owned by Aldrich, Daou and Downey, pressed the early pace in his 4 ½ furlong maiden win on May 16, and rallied from off the pace in winning a first condition allowance going six furlongs on Dec. 5.Supplemented at a cost of $1,500, Florida-bred Iron Rob was a handy 3 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 4. A bay colt by Twirling Candy, he was well beaten here in a first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Jan. 3. Trained by George Papaprodromou, Iron Rob showed the way early before being well beaten in his only try on turf, going one mile against maidens on Nov. 8 at Del Mar.Owned by Kretz Racing, LLC, Iron Rob, who is 8-1-2-0 overall, should be attentive to the early pace in the Baffle.The complete field for the $75,000 Baffle Stakes, to be run as the second race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 120; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 120; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 120; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 122; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 124, and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 120. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
RALIS: A winner of Saratoga’s Grade I, seven furlong Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 7, Reddam Racing’s homebred colt by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, has been winless in five subsequent graded stakes assignments and is taking a massive drop in class in the Snow Chief–his first-ever try on turf. Far back early in the Grade III Pat Day Mile (one turn) at Churchill Downs May 7, Ralis ran his best race since the Hopeful two starts back, as he finished fifth, beaten three quarters of a length, in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Spiral Stakes on synthetic Polytrack April 2 at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Ralis is the leading money earner in the Snow Chief field, as he has earnings of $290,923 from an overall mark of 10-2-1-0. SNOW CHIEF IS ONE OF FIVE STATE-BRED OR SIRED STAKES ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY GOLD RUSH DANCER: Second, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Tough It Out in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes here April 9, Gold Rush Dancer turned the tables in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat, who will ride back on Saturday. By Private Gold and out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, Gold Rush Dancer is owned by his breeder, John Parker and is conditioned by Vann Belvoir. Originally stabled at Emerald Downs near Seattle, Gold Rush Dancer is well-seasoned and has an overall mark of 10-3-3-2, with earnings of $184,423. An easy minor stakes winner going 1 1/16 miles at Emerald in his fifth start on Sept. 27, Gold Rush Dancer has the credentials to be a solid contender here in the Snow Chief. Ralis–Mario Gutierrez–124The Big Train–Santiago Gonzalez–120Glory Bound–Edwin Maldonado–120Midnight Ming–Rafael Bejarano–120Tough It Out–Joe Talamo–124Gold Rush Dancer–Flavien Prat–124First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com THE $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 5 (of 11) Approximate post time 4 p.m. PDT MIDNIGHT MING: A bay colt by Midnight Lute, he’s owned by his breeders, Jack and Barbara Owens. Third, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer in the aforementioned Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, Midnight Ming, who had three consecutive second place finishes in Golden Gate allowance sprints coming into the Silky Sullivan, has been winless in six starts since breaking his maiden going six furlongs in his debut at Golden Gate on Nov. 22. Out of the Slewdledo mare, Candi Capri, Midnight Ming is trained by William Morey and will be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. TOUGH IT OUT: This Nick Alexander homebred gelding by Grazen appeared a bit erratic in running second as the 4-5 favorite in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 1. Beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer, Tough It Out, who is out of Alexander’s Marquetry mare, Mark Set Go, appeared to be running in spots the final sixteenth of a mile. A rousing 4 ½ length winner over a sloppy main track of Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes on April 9, Tough It Out’s only other win came at one mile on turf at Del Mar on Nov. 12. Trained by Phil D’Amato, his overall mark stands at 9-2-2-2, with earnings of $231,790. ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Grade I winner Ralis, Tough It Out and Midnight Ming all loom prominent among a field of six sophomores in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at a mile and one eighth on turf Saturday at Santa Anita.Named for the winner of the 1986 Santa Anita Derby, the Snow Chief was first run in 1994 at Hollywood Park and will be contested for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday.