Moyes fears for British bosses

first_img After a successful 11-year spell at Everton Moyes endured a difficult season at Manchester United before being sacked in April. The 51-year-old, who will be replaced at Old Trafford by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal next season, is keen to see more home-grown managers at the pinnacle of the game. David Moyes hopes he is not the last British manager to be given a chance at a top club. “To do a top job, I believe you have to earn your stripes,” Moyes told several national newspapers. “The route through to the top for a British manager is a long process and maybe having a job abroad and getting recognised for your work there, might be the way in the future. “But I hope I won’t be the last one to be given a chance to manage one of the top ones.” Despite his time working at two of Liverpool’s biggest rivals, Moyes said he is pleased that Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers has been able to find success at Anfield. “Brendan has come in and with the time he’s been given has been able to turn round Liverpool and I think it’s really important for British mangers that he’s done that,” Moyes added. “Brendan was given the opportunity and because of that Liverpool have a good future. Tony Pulis also showed what our managers can do (having rescued Crystal Palace from relegation danger). I hope I’m not the end of British managers getting opportunities at the top.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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McIlroy frustrated by Friday form

first_img Press Association A repeat at Royal Liverpool this week would be disastrous to his hopes of winning the Claret Jug as the weather is expected to take a turn for the worse on Friday and anyone not on top of their game is likely to be blown off course. “It’s one (problem) that I’d like to try to stop this week. I think it is,” said McIlroy, whose first-round scoring average of just under 68 leads the PGA Tour but his second-round average is almost five shots worse. “It’s more I just got it into my head and I may be putting a bit too much pressure on myself, going out on Fridays and trying to back up a score. “I have no problem shooting a low one on Thursday, there should be no reason I have any problem shooting a low one on Friday. “I think I just got into my head. It’s something that I need to go out and pretend like it’s a Thursday again or go out and just….I don’t know, but it’s more going out and thinking about it and really trying to get off to a solid start instead of just going out and trying. “Just play and play a few solid holes and get your round under way that way. “Hopefully this week I can start to turn that second-round thing around and start shooting some better scores. “It just seems like I’ve just been caught out this year by a bad stretch of holes every tournament. Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy spent some time outlining how he plans to combat his debilitating second-day syndrome but inconsistencies in the argument suggested he needs to convince himself more than he does the world’s media. “I shot three over for the front nine at Wentworth on the Friday (on his way to winning the BMW PGA Championship) but recovered shooting four under on the back nine. “So if I can just eliminate that – I think it’s easier to eliminate some of the bad stuff than it is to try to find some of the good stuff because the good stuff is in there, obviously, with some of the low scores I’m shooting. “I just try to need to keep it a little tighter when things aren’t 100 per cent on the golf course.” Although McIlroy may talk about trying to keep a tight rein on things when the going gets tough, he is still reluctant to play an entirely conservative game. While Tiger Woods will again employ the no-driver tactic which took him to victory on this course in 2006 – he famously used his driver just once in 72 holes – the Northern Irishman will continue to look to blast it out there on some of the longer holes. “He (Woods) played the course the way he felt comfortable playing the course and he obviously has the talent and was good enough to be able to make it work,” McIlroy said. “I think with the course conditions, I don’t think it’s going to be an option to hit an iron off every tee box. “I think you’re going to have to be slightly aggressive off the tee and take some things on, especially as we’ve got four par fives that are all reachable. “The ball is not going to run too much on the fairways and everyone is different but I feel like you’ve got to be slightly aggressive off the tees here this week, just because it’s not as firm as it was back in 2006. “I think that the driver is one of the best clubs in my bag and I do hit it well, and when I’m on I can take advantage of that length and make golf courses pretty short for myself. “You just have to make your game plan so that you’re comfortable with it and you don’t deviate from it. “I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to the length that I hit it (having smashed one drive 425 yards in Scotland last week). “Yeah, I guess I hit it long off the tee but not always straight so I’d rather hit it 290, 300 (yards) in the fairway every time – that would make life much easier.” The Northern Irishman seems to have developed an unhelpful habit of being great on Thursday and poor on Friday. Last week at the Scottish Open he carded a course-record 64 on the first day at Royal Aberdeen but followed up with a 78. last_img read more

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Benteke targets trophies at Anfield

first_imgNew Liverpool signing Christian Benteke has outlined his determination to win trophies after completing a £32.5million transfer from Aston Villa. Chief executive Ian Ayre, who is currently with the first-team squad on their tour, worked through the night while they were in Australia last week to negotiate an acceptable payment strategy after triggering the release clause. “I’m very happy to be here and I would like to thank the owners, Ian (Ayre, chief executive who pushed the deal through) and of course the manager for their massive effort to bring me here,” Benteke told liverpoolfc.com. “I think it was the right club for me because I had a good chat with the manager and I wanted to be part of his project. “I know Liverpool is a big story. They’ve won league titles and the Champions League five times and of course the UEFA Cup and a lot of trophies. I know it’s a big club. “I’m very happy to be part of the Liverpool family now and I will do everything to make them happy and work hard for them and my team-mates.” The 24-year-old already knows a couple of them, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi, from the national team and believes the summer recruitment has given the Reds a chance of winning silverware. “I think there are quality players, a lot of good players with big names of course,” said Benteke, who became the club’s seventh signing of the close season taking their spending past £80million. “I’m happy to be part of this team and will (try) to help this team reach its goals. “I want to be the best and I want to reach the best of myself. “I came here to win trophies. I came here to reach some great goals with the team.” Benteke was manager Brendan Rodgers’ priority target this summer and his arrival represents significant support from owners Fenway Sports Group, whose robust end-of-year review resulted in the departures of assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first-team coach Mike Marsh. He hopes Benteke will consistently give him goals over regular appearances after last season’s frustrations with Daniel Sturridge, who missed almost six months with injury. The pursuit of the Belgian was a lengthy one, however, as the club were not initially prepared to meet the striker’s buy-out clause but – following the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in £49million deal last week – there was a change of heart. The Belgium international became the club’s second-most expensive acquisition after £35million Andy Carroll when a deal, which will see the Reds pay £16million up front and the remainder over the duration of his five-year contract, was completed late on Wednesday night. He will not meet up with most of his new team-mates until they return after Friday’s match against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Marcellus wrestlers gain OHSL tournament championship

first_img Tags: J-EMarcellusWest Geneseewrestling Ethan Ciota swept all of his matches at 113 pounds, including the final, a 61-second pin over J-E’s Bryan Tanner. Carl Santiarello was victorious at 106 pounds when he beat Hannibal’s Jack Lamson 12-5, with Gavin Ciota sixth as Colin Scherer blanked Port Byron’s Henry Smith 7-0 for the victory at 99 pounds.At 132 pounds, Ryan Moses won when he got past Homer’s Kadien Haynes in a 3-1 decision. Kyle Brown won at 285 pounds when he edged Phoenix’s Keaten Renfrew by that same 3-1 margin, while Dylan Hood claimed the title at 195 pounds over Homer’s Tavyn Malchak 5-1.Wilvon McKee beat Mitchell Tanner (Port Byron) 2-1 for third place at 220 pounds, with Zach Grolling third at 170 pounds after he won 4-2 over Homer’s Blair Wakula. Aiden Stasik was third at 160 pounds, topping Cazenovia’ Alex Rodriguez 2-1 for that finish, and at 113 pounds Devon Beal blanked Hannibal’s Ben Alton2-0 for third place.Paul Okhman was fourth at 170 pounds matched by Eric Radionov (99) and Nate Farino (195 pounds), while Adam Barbosa got sixth place at 126 pounds.J-E had Cameron Newhook reach the finals at 182 pounds before a 12-3 loss to Hannibal’s Ethan Scanlon. Jared Lawrence got close to the title at 220, only to fall 2-1 to Homer’s Sam Sorenson.Before all this, J-E claimed a 42-37 match over Port Byron last Wednesday in large part because the Panthers had to forfeit five weight classes. Still, at 126 Christian Mathews took just 66 seconds to pin Ronald Jones before Newhook got a pin over Gillespei Hunter in 57 seconds.West Genesee got a tournament victory of its own on Jan. 25 when it swept the field in the Red Devil Duals at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.The closest match was the first one, a 42-41 battle with Canajoharie-Fort Plain where it took Cole Arnold’s 51-second pin of Dustin Moyer at 220 to prevent a C-FP comeback. Before that, Nate Wade (138) and Cole Saxon (152 pounds) earned pins and Colin McAvan (160 pounds) earned a technical fallA 60-21 romp over Oneida followed, with pins from Wade, Saxon, Dylan Pitonza (120) and Jake Gartner-Baca (138).The Wildcats then beat host VVS 45-36, a key blow Jack Wade (106 pounds) defeating Trey Wickham 7-6 after pins by McAvan, Wade, Gartner-Baca and Jackson Taetsch at 132.Handling Chittenango 66-18, WG had Preston Elia (182) join Taetsch, Saxon and Arnold with pins. Finally, the Wildcats beat Odessa-Montour 66-21, with Wade, Saxon, Gartner-Baca, Taetsch, Anthony Orendorf (113) and Gavin O’Neill (126) gaining pins.All of this did not carry over into last Monday’s head-to-head match against Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA, the Rams defeating the Wildcats 63-17.Solvay’s Tyriq Block, who wrestles with J-D/CBA, pinned Elia as WG lost all seven bouts in the lighter weight classes. Wade pinned Luis Martinez in 52 seconds, with McAvan getting a 17-0 technical fall over Leonardo Tallarico and Arnold getting his own 52-second fall over Nikoli Sims.Then WG wrestled again on Wednesday and went right back to the win column, topping Fayetteville-Manlius 51-27.O’Neill’s 58-second pin of Cooper Dereszynski highlighted an effort where Taetsch, Saxon and Arnold also earned pins. Pitonza held off Kyle Sykes 8-5 as Wade, Orendorf and Peter Dwinell (195) got forfeits.Yet another match on Thursday had WG edging North Rose-Wolcott 42-39, needing pins from McAvan, Saxon, O’Neill and Dwinell.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Anything less than the top spot in the standings would not satisfy the Marcellus wrestling team as, along with Jordan-Elbridge, it took part in last Saturday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty/Patriot tournament at Homer.And the Mustangs did prevail, earning 302.45 points as Homer was second with 240 points. J-E settled for eighth place, earning 47.5 points.Marcellus won seven of the 15 weight classes, led by Dylan Price, named the meet’s Most Outstanding Wrestler after he beat teammate Quinten Weaver in a 19-2 technical fall for the 138-pound title.last_img read more

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Big talk

first_imgAlbert “Skip” Rizzo made a presentation at Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday for the USC Institute for Creative Technologies as part of the TEDxUSC conference. The center developed a virtual reality system to help soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. The TEDxUSC conference was a daylong event and featured new technology demonstrations, presentations and musical performances.Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojanlast_img

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Wisconsin comes through in clutch

first_imgFreshman pitcher Meghan McIntosh got the complete-game win in game two Wednesday, throwing a career-high seven innings.[/media-credit]Overcoming two late-inning deficits Wednesday, the Wisconsin softball team swept North Dakota in a doubleheader at Goodman Diamond.The first game took an extra inning to decide after the Badgers tied the game in the sixth inning.With Whitney Massey at third and Kendall Grimm at the plate with one out, Grimm slapped a ball to the shortstop.It was a playable ball that would have held the runner and put out Grimm, but the ball took a short hop and bounced past the North Dakota shortstop and trickled into left field, allowing the walk off run to be scored.That would be just the first come-from-behind win of the day.The second game was very close until the Badgers blew it open in the sixth. With two runners on and one out, Rasmussen came to the plate. She had ripped a ball to right field earlier in the game but was thrown out trying to stretch it from a double to a triple.This time, there would be no need to work for extra bases as she hit a line drive home run to left field. It was the first career home run for Rasmussen, a Madison native, and her team loved the hit as much as she did.“That was awesome,” Senior Katie Soderberg said. “I’m so proud of her. Madison girl, home field, home run, big moment. Couldn’t be more happy for her.”Rasmussen another key play for the team, though this one was on defense.In the fifth inning, North Dakota had runners on second and third. Cami Bennett hit a slow bouncer to Whitney Massey, who quickly threw home for a play at the plate.Although the runner seemed to have beaten the throw, Rasmussen did an excellent job of blocking the plate, and the runner was tagged out. UND associate head coach, Randy Ward, was then ejected from the game for arguing with the umpire.Senior Katie Soderberg came up big as well, scoring two runs in each game, continuing her hot streak as the leadoff hitter for the Badgers. Soderberg said she has loved her time at the top of the line up and is just enjoying her last few games with the team.“You know, it’s my home turf, and I’m a senior; I’m just going out there and having fun now,” she said. “It’s awesome. I’m taking every moment in, and you just leave it on the field.”Soderberg legged out two triples in the second game, which turned into the Badgers’ first and last runs of the day.The senior’s last run capped a four-run sixth inning that sealed the game for the Badgers, though freshman pitcher Meghan McIntosh did have to work herself out of a slight jam in the seventh.McIntosh threw the ball the best she has all year, allowing two earned runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out five. She did so against a powerful North Dakota offense that includes Casie Hanson, who has an on-base percentage of .507.“I didn’t know that,” McIntosh said of the strength of the opposing hitters. “I just go after them.”“I went to my fastball instead of my curve ball because it wasn’t really moving, so that was an adjustment I made.”Wisconsin’s senior starter, Letty Olivarez, went eight strong innings in game one, allowing only three runs and eight hits. Not surprisingly, strong pitching and timely hitting were the keys to the Badger wins.“They were definitely on, and I always appreciate when our pitchers come out with their ‘A’ game,” Soderberg said.The team had only one clean inning in the second game, sending 29 batters to the plate in only six innings, so players were really hitting behind one another.“Instead of getting one hit and then not getting any hits behind them, we got a whole bunch of hits, and we scored the runners,” Grimm said.In the end, the team was proud of their scrappy and determined play today.“You can always win big games with big numbers,” Grimm said. “But when you come back from a game when we’re down by one run, and we come back and we win that shows that we can come through in any game against any team so we just have to fight.”last_img read more

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LeBron James prepares for his last game against close friend Dwyane Wade as Lakers take on Heat

first_imgLeBron James, left, and Dwyane Wade watch from the bench as Miami Heat teammates in 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)James, who is still averaging near-prime numbers as he turns 34 near the end of the month, is quickly becoming the last man standing in his draft class. With Wade leaving at the end of the year, Carmelo Anthony not playing for the Rockets and vets such as David West and Nick Collison retiring this past offseason, there’s not many 2003 draftees left. Kyle Korver, who was recently traded to the Jazz, is an exception.For now, so is Wade.“I got to keep it going for the class of ’03, that’s for sure,” James said. “So I love where I’m at right now and D-Wade has definitely had a hell of a career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean it speaks for itself. But what he’s done for that franchise and what he’s done for that community since he’s been drafted has been a pretty good story.”Bonga gets on the boardAs 19-year-old rookie Isaac Bonga stood on the sideline waiting to check in to his second-ever NBA game, James, who was subbing out, gave him one final veteran tip.“Tuck your jersey in, tuck your jersey in,” he said to Bonga, who was suddenly flustered. “I got you.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat game is Monday evening, as the Lakers (16-10) get back home for a final Wade-vs.-James meeting, a 30-game series that stands at 15-15 when both men are playing. Both of their teams are coming off road wins, with James notching 20 points against the Grizzlies and Wade scoring 25 while surprising the Clippers.It’s reasonable to expect when the rubber match tips off at Staples Center, there will be fireworks – of one kind or another.“It’s bitter and it’s sweet. It’s sweet and sour,” James said. “The sweet part about it is I’ve always loved being on the same floor with my brother. We struck up a relationship together at the Combine in 2003 and it started from there. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.”They know it’s the last meeting, of course, because Wade has already announced his intentions to retire after this season in Miami. At 36, Wade has battled injuries for the past few years, but he’s still averaging 14.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while also shooting a career-best 38 percent from 3-point range.His games have become sentimental affairs: Wade has exchanged jerseys with other players throughout the league, including Vince Carter and Donovan Mitchell. He’ll likely be adding a Lakers No. 23 to his collection on Monday night. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers But even as the German wing had to make that last-second tweak to take the court Saturday against Memphis, he had a stronger second effort after making a one-minute debut Friday against San Antonio. This time, Bonga actually accrued stats, including a steal, an assists and two rebounds (and two turnovers).Like fellow rookie Moe Wagner, Bonga’s first career point came at the stripe as he took a technical free throw for the Lakers. Also like Wagner, Bonga’s veteran teammates Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee were his loudest cheerleaders, shouting and waving towels from the sideline after Bonga buried the shot.“It’s really cool,” a smiling Bonga said afterward. “It’s really special to me to have guys like that cheering you on and excited like that.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img In the moments after his highest-scoring game of the season last month, LeBron James couldn’t help but feel a little bit robbed.It seemed wrong: He had scored 51 points, and he was standing in the building where he and one of his best friends had won a pair of championships together. But Dwyane Wade hadn’t been able to play.Wade had a good excuse: He was attending to his family after he and his wife Gabrielle Union had welcomed their first child. But James felt that his former Heat, Cavaliers and Olympic teammate being absent had somehow diminished the evening.“It sucks. I can’t even lie to you guys,” he said then. “We all know the reason that he isn’t here, but to only have two more games to go against each other and one of them is not going to happen. It sucked a little bit, but hopefully we are both in uniform when Miami comes to L.A. and we can finish this off the right way.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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College Football Playoff rankings: Who are the four teams in the final CFP poll release of 2019?

first_imgMORE: 2019-20 college football bowl tracker The final College Football Playoff rankings were unveiled on Sunday.LSU finished as the No. 1 team, followed by No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma. LSU will play Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson and Ohio State face off in the Fiesta Bowl. The Tigers have put together arguably the best resume this season and have, perhaps inarguably, the best player in Joe Burrow. But the Buckeyes, apart from a ho-hum first half in the Big Ten championship game, have looked like the nation’s most complete team all season.The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Dec. 28 at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The CFP championship game will be Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.With that, the final College Football Playoff rankings of 2019:College Football Playoff rankings 2019Who are the four teams in the CFP?RankingTeamRecord1.LSU13-02.Ohio State13-03.Clemson13-04.Oklahoma12-1Who are the first two teams out of the CFP?RankingTeamRecord5.Georgia11-26.Oregon11-2CFP top 25 final rankingsRankingTeamRecord1.LSU13-02.Ohio State13-03.Clemson13-04.Oklahoma12-15.Georgia11-26.Oregon11-27.Baylor11-28.Wisconsin10-39.Florida10-210.Penn State10-211.Utah11-212.Auburn9-313.Alabama10-214.Michigan9-315.Notre Dame10-216.Iowa9-317.Memphis12-118.Minnesota10-219.Boise State12-120.App State12-121.Cincinnati10-322.USC8-423.Navy9-224.Virginia9-425.Oklahoma State8-4last_img read more

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City retirement receptions for Cliff Zens, Wes Bennett will be held Friday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — There will be a retirement reception for two longtime employees, who have served the city for a combined 57 years of experience.Cliff Zens, Interim Director of Electric Distribution and Production, is retiring from the city of Wellington after 32 years of service.Wes Bennett, Wellington City Inspector, is retiring from the city of Wellington after 25 years of service. There will be a come and go reception for both gentlemen in the council chambers on Friday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.Cake and refreshments will be served.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Leadership Thurston County Celebrates Community Leaders and Marks 20th Anniversary at…

first_imgThe Rotary Club of Olympia is being recognized for its collaborative leadership with the seven other Thurston County clubs in making a difference in our community and around the world. Joint efforts by the local clubs have developed Rotary Point at Olympia’s West Olympia Park and organized the annual Cool Jazz/Clean Water event, which raises funds for international clean water projects, musical instruments for local schools and youth leadership training. Presented by WEST COAST BANK, the 11th annual award celebration will be held at Saint Martin’s University Norman Worthington Center. The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person or $500 for a table of eight. For information or reservations, call the Thurston County Chamber at 360.357.3362 or visit www.thurstonchamber.com. The Awards honor leaders who demonstrate outstanding initiative, inspire others and make a significant impact in our community and beyond. Honorees will be featured through live and multi-media presentations. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Leadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are proud to announce this year’s Distinguished Leader Award honorees. The ROTARY CLUB OF OLYMPIA and MICHAEL CADE, Executive Director of the Thurston Economic Development Council, will be recognized at the annual leadership awards on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. This year’s event also salutes the 20th Anniversary of the founding of LEADERSHIP THURSTON COUNTY and honors LTC founders, graduates and community supporters. Michael Cade is being recognized for his leadership in creating collaborative economic development opportunities in Thurston County. By convening diverse interests and building a strong team, Cade has led initiatives to recruit and retain local businesses, create jobs, and stimulate investment in community economic infrastructure.last_img read more

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