“Rickie is a confident lad and that comes from someone who is used to scoring goals. “He took a little time to settle in when he moved to Portugal, so I have no worries about him.” Hughton reported no fresh injury problems from Norwich’s returning internationals, with Martin Olsson and Johan Elmander both involved for Sweden’s World Cup play-off defeat to Portugal. Number two goalkeeper Bunn, though, is set for a spell on the sidelines. Hughton, who takes his side to Newcastle on Saturday, said: “He might well be out for a period, probably about four or five weeks. “He has had a very small operation on his ankle to remove a bit of bone.” Hughton is hoping Norwich can build on a much-needed home victory over West Ham before the international break, which lifted them out of the bottom three, against Alan Pardew’s men this weekend. “We are not many points away from teams who are deemed to have had a good start to their season, so the margins are not so big,” he said. “We would probably have preferred a match straight away, but we will only really know our reaction come five o’clock on Saturday. “Now it is about picking up points and going into every game giving yourself an opportunity to do that.” Hughton is looking forward to his return to St James’ Park, where he was manager from November 2009 to December 2010, overseeing promotion to the Premier League as Championship winners after stepping up from a caretaker role. “It is a wonderful stadium and I would want every one of my players to look forward to going there,” said Hughton, who was dismissed despite the club sitting in mid-table and having won at Arsenal. “The fans can create a great atmosphere and drive the team on. “It is an exciting place to go and try to win a football match.” ends Van Wolfswinkel is still sidelined by a toe injury, which is understood to have seen the Holland forward receive treatment at a specialist in London over the international break. There was much hype surrounding the summer arrival of the 24-year-old in an £8.5million deal from Sporting Lisbon, but so far Van Wolfswinkel has managed just one goal from eight appearances – a header on his debut against Everton on the opening day of the new season. Press Association Hughton, though, has every confidence once he is fully fit again, Van Wolfswinkel will continue to grow within the team. “It is a small muscular problem in his toe and the difficulty we have had is it is one of those which has taken a little bit longer to heal,” said Hughton, who revealed goalkeeper Mark Bunn was set for a spell on the sidelines after a minor ankle operation. “The very good news is it is not a serious injury, but he needs a bit of time to rest it, probably for a maximum of two weeks, and make sure he is 100 per cent, and he will be.” Hughton added: “We brought a few players in during the summer and some adapt quicker than others. “When you have signed someone as a record signing, there is always that hype and expectation that comes with it. “Some hit the ground running and the goals go flying in, others the contribution is good and it takes a bit longer. “One thing I cannot fault Ricky on is what he has given the team in his work ethic, what he has not got is the goals he would have liked, but his contribution to the team has been very good. “Sometimes that happens – if you look at the Premier League, there are also some other big name strikers who have come in and have not got the goals they would have liked either. Norwich manager Chris Hughton will not rush striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel back into action from a toe injury, but is confident the club’s record signing will soon be among the goals again.
Speaking Monday night from the Rose Garden yards away from flash bangs in nearby Lafayette Park, President Donald Trump made it clear he wants an end to the rioting, destruction and mayhem over the past week since senseless death of George Floyd. Floyd’s brother, Terrance Floyd, expressed the same sentiment earlier today.President Donald Trump vowed to quell unrest across the country on Monday, vowing to take militaristic action and to enforce a 7 p.m. ET curfew in the nation’s capital.“I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said.But the scene just before he spoke was extraordinary, as police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators who were, by all accounts, peacefully protesting at the intersection of 16th & H, just on the edge of Lafayette Park. Police dispersed tear gas and flash bombs to disperse the crowd.Attorney General William Barr appeared in the park just before Trump’s speech as if surveying the troops.The president is currently walking through Lafayette Park the was just under siege.
Facebook100Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rebuilding Together Thurston CountyStudents from Northwest Christian High School joined forces with Rebuilding Together Thurston County to help neighbors in need.We would like to share great news of our most recent Rebuilding Together Thurston County Project. On April 16, 118 student volunteers along with staff members from Northwest Christian High School in Lacey, walked around the corner from their school to make improvements to Candlewood Manor, a neighboring low-income mobile home park, to provide a day service to the community.In consideration of the larger group of volunteers, Christina McNair from NWCHS divided the students into 11 teams, each headed by an efficient school staff member and they arrived at the park early that morning. Raechel Kilcup, Susan Newman, Shirley Jones, Deb Parent, Brandy Farnsworth, Theresa Becker and Lane Sater were on hand from RTTC to provide coordination, along with several of their family members and friends. Pam Folsom with SCJ Alliance and her daughter Nicole were also on site to provide communication, first-aid and logistics services. Kim O’Hara from NWCHS was on-site to photograph the event.Armed with maps of each home site provided by SCJ Alliance and tools and equipment provided by the Olympia Downtown Association, the volunteers worked on much needed home and yard improvements for a large number of elderly and disabled homeowners. They pulled debris from roofs, cleaned gutters, painted, washed homes, weeded flower beds, repaired porches, repaired fences, installed new gutters, washed and repaired decks and raked lawns.The volunteers also trimmed bushes and trees. Chris Gillaspie of Gillaspie’s Tree Service in Centralia was on hand to trim some of the larger vegetation andNCHS students worked on home and yards to pitch in on National Rebuilding Day.provide pruning counsel. Ted and Shirley Jones of T&S Cleaning provided much needed pressure washing and Jim Simmons of Mr. Electric installed a new light and made panel repairs on a home in serious need of electrical improvements.In one day, the volunteer’s hard work resulted in improvements in 23 homes, to the extent that one owner exclaimed, “I don’t recognize the place!” The teams efficiency also allowed them to provide improvements to the community park and clubhouse, touching the lives of over 100 home owners residing in the neighborhood. “Amazing!”, “They were so well mannered!”, and “What can we do for the students besides give our thanks?” were among many positive exclamations from the recipients.Reflecting on the day’s work, Dr. Terry Ketchum, the school principal and team leader had this to say about the volunteers, “Several of our students were commenting on the value they saw in what they were doing – helping those who had difficulty helping themselves..” Park Manager Donna Hayward commented that the volunteers worked very hard and that residents were extremely pleased with the outcome. Rebuilding Together Thurston County thanks all involved in this successful project that affected so many people!
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMy name is Azi. I am a one year, old male, Egyptian Pharaoh Hound/Australian Cattle Dog mix. I have lots of energy and know some of my basic commands such as sit and lay down. Learning to walk nicely on a leash is what I am working on right now.I need a home with adult interaction only, as I am just too excitable to do well with children. I do get along with some other dogs, however I am very choosy who I pick as my friends. I have never met a cat so don’t know how I feel about those. I need someone who is going to be patient and train me to be that special best friend and take me on lots of adventures.We always need volunteers to help with the dogs, in the office or with outreach. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or visit the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our contact information is www.adoptapet-wa.org, [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.