Light refreshments will be served. Formal presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Plenty of time will be available for questions and answers. Registration is requested (floor planning purposes) but not required at www.provregister.org or by calling 360-827-8656.For more information, contact the Center at 360-493-5084.Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center has been a leading treatment provider since 1986. The center functions as a department of Providence St. Peter Hospital under the direction of our medical director, board certified in addiction and psychiatry. The staff of certified chemical dependency professionals is committed to helping individuals whose lives have been affected by the harmful use of alcohol and other drugs. We offer services to diagnose and treat substance use disorders and provide ongoing support throughout the recovery process. We have programs for adults and adolescents, as well as services for problem gambling and tobacco cessation. Our philosophy is based on the principle that each person’s needs are unique; services must be designed in a way that will support that person and sustain his or her recovery. Our treatment model incorporates the nationally recognized American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) patient placement criteria. We encourage family involvement and use evidence-based curriculum that includes various components, ranging from education and physical wellness, to vocational goals. Facebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Health & ServicesAre you struggling with substance abuse issues? Are you concerned about a friend or loved one?Join professionals from the Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center, 4800 College St. SE in Lacey for a community talk to learn more about:Substance abuse and the brainWhy people become addictedWhich drugs are commonly abusedTreatment and recoveryOther addictions:TobaccoGambling
The pool at Surfrider Beach Club in Sea Bright was peppered with purple swim caps bobbing up and down in the water as children on the club’s swim team and the opposing team from Chapel Beach Club honored Molly Richards.The 3-year-old girl from Fair Haven lost her two-year battle against a terminal brain tumor on July 6.Molly was diagnosed with cancer at age 2. Though the tumor was inoperable, her parents flew her to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for experimental procedures in hopes of finding a cure – or at least prolonging the cancer’s progression.Back in town, Molly was known as “Miracle Molly” because of her courage and joy despite her youth and condition. Molly’s support group and inspiration extended to Surfrider Beach Club, where her family has a membership.“Instead of just swimming to win, it’s more just swim for Molly – and put it all on the line for Molly,” said 15-year-old Surfrider swimmer Peter Warshaw.Colleen Doogan, a friend of the Richards’ and fellow beach club member, originally planned to sell $10 swim caps with the logo “Peace, Love and Miracles” printed in purple, Molly’s favorite color, to help raise money for her fight against cancer.But Molly passed away before the swim caps came in, so Doogan turned the fundraiser into a memorial for Molly and her family.“(Molly’s death) put a little bit of a different spin on things, and now it is in memory of her,” Doogan said.The fundraiser and memorial was a bigger success than Doogan ever expected after Surfrider’s cross-town rival Chapel Beach Club bought 40 of the swim caps to wear at Tuesday’s meet between the two teams.Molly Ann Richards, 3, of Fair Haven died on July 6. Her favorite song was “Roar” by Katy Perry. ￼￼￼“It shows that we’re really part of a league, instead it’s not like everyone’s separate teams,” Chapel coach Emily Velcamp said. “Yes we’re swimming against each other, but we’re also both swimming for the same cause.”In Molly’s obituary, her parents said how much of an impact she had on the Fair Haven and Surfrider communities:“Molly, although not here with us long, touched the hearts of many. She never once complained or cried during her dance. Let her life be a true example of courage, strength and fortitude until the last breath. We will LOVE you forever, Daddy and Mommy.”Molly is survived by her parents and her older sister Emily, who swam in the meet Tuesday.In an online condolence message board, family and friends celebrated her life, admiring her angelic smile and genuine happiness. They said they have learned considerable lessons from their 3-year-old role model whose favorite song was Katy Perry’s “Roar.”The profits from the swim cap fundraiser will be donated to the Richards to compensate for medical bills and other expenses.– By Dan Russo. Photos by Jaclyn Shugard
Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin attends a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPGennady Golovkin is one of the most dedicated boxers in the world and even the birth of his daughter couldn’t pry him out of the gym.The three-belt champion missed the birth on Friday because he was training for his upcoming world middleweight title fight.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Golovkin stayed in the gym for two hours after his wife, Alina, gave birth to the couple’s second child. They also have a son. “He didn’t leave the gym until 6 pm,” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said. “The baby was born at 4 pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“His wife was in the hospital for one day. She came home next day so he was home with them.”Golovkin, who holds the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts, will face Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round mega title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding JRU wins fifth in six games, trumps Letran “Golovkin is a family man. He has always been very, very, very focused,” Sanchez said. “He has never been the type of guy to go out at night. You are never going to lose him for a day.“He just bought his first car six months ago. He didn’t have a car before because he said he spends all his time in the gym.”Golovkin declined to speak about the birth at a news conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.“Please don’t ask me about my family. I am just focused on boxing,” he said. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next Sanchez said he was concerned during the long training camp about how Golovkin was doing with the baby on the way and the most important fight of his career around the corner.“I started to voice my concern. ‘The baby’s not here’. He said ‘coach the baby is going to come whether I am there or not. I have already done my part.’”Sanchez said Golovkin has been in high spirits as the fight preparation shifted this week from their training camp to Las Vegas.“He is in a great mood. I don’t know if it is because of the baby being here or if because he finally got the fight he wanted,” Sanchez said.Sanchez says Golovkin is a good father and just as dedicated to his family as he is to his work.ADVERTISEMENT
Ateneo was firmly in control of the Lady Tamaraws in the third set holding fort throughout the majority of the match.After an 18-14 lead, the Lady Eagles allowed just three more points on the side of the Lady Tamaraws with Jhoanna Maraguinot eventually finishing off FEU with two straight kills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCaptain Maddie Madayag said their win over FEU was a big morale-booster for them after they saw their then four-game winning streak get snapped at the hands of the Lady Spikers.“This is really a big plus to our confidence and our training really paid off because we showed how we really play,” said Madayag in Filipino. “”We just wanted to do what we normally do in training and this game really boosted our confidence.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games It also helped that head coach Tai Bundit was back with the team after he went to Thailand the previous week and that Ponggay Gaston was inserted as one of the team’s libero beside Ria Lo.“Ponggay as a libero was a big factor because she has those strong arms and she can receive well,” said Madayag. “And coach Tai lifts your spirits up because you can see him cheering you on.”Maraguinot paced Ateneo’s offense with 15 points while Kat Tolentino added 11.Toni Rose Basas led FEU’s charge with 10 points as Bernadeth Pons, the fourth-leading scorer of the tournament with 16 points a game, got limited to a season-low five points.ADVERTISEMENT With hot teams, Davis, Lillard hot names in MVP discussion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo started its second round campaign on a high note as it stopped Far Eastern University in its tracks, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles recovered from their four-set loss to De La Salle at the end of the first round and have won five of their last six games to hike their record to 5-3, the same record as the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says volunteerism is an important part of national development. Story Highlights Speaking at the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention in Montego Bay recently, the Prime Minister stressed that a stronger partnership between the Government and the private sector including service groups, is needed across the region to improve the quality of life of citizens. “Government must work in partnership with the voluntary sector. Volunteerism is an important part of national development and not because it is a philanthropic endeavour, not because it is voluntary, it doesn’t mean that it is free. What it means is that someone chooses to absorb the cost so that those who are needy can benefit. It is the ultimate expression of selflessness,” said Prime Minister Holness. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says volunteerism is an important part of national development.Speaking at the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention in Montego Bay recently, the Prime Minister stressed that a stronger partnership between the Government and the private sector including service groups, is needed across the region to improve the quality of life of citizens.“Government must work in partnership with the voluntary sector. Volunteerism is an important part of national development and not because it is a philanthropic endeavour, not because it is voluntary, it doesn’t mean that it is free. What it means is that someone chooses to absorb the cost so that those who are needy can benefit. It is the ultimate expression of selflessness,” said Prime Minister Holness.Prime Minister Holness further stated that volunteerism can make Jamaica and by extension the region a better place.He made clear the Government’s position in wanting to partner with private sector such as Kiwanis.“It is a win-win exercise, it is a fair trade. Government therefore should encourage the partnerships and Government wants to partner with all third sector players specifically with the Kiwanis,” said Mr. Holness.In the meantime, Mr. Holness lauded the Kiwanis movement for its distinguished contribution to society.“There is no denying the indelible mark made across the globe by Kiwanis International since [its] founding in 1915 more than a century ago. The nation deeply appreciates and values the role that the Kiwanis is playing in human development and human capital development specifically,” stated Prime Minister Holness.Jamaica recently hosted the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District Convention for the fifth time.
Annette Francis APTN National NewsA Mountie from the Alderville First Nation was invited to France for a special ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the World War One battle at Vimy Ridge.The trip is a special one to the RCMP corporal and the community of [email protected]
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sears will no longer sell Whirlpool-branded appliances, curtailing a business relationship that dates back more than 100 years.In a note sent to its stores last week, Sears said that Whirlpool was making demands that would’ve made it difficult to sell those name-brand appliances at a competitive price.Sears has been ravaged by new competition for years, from stores like Home Depot and also from Amazon.com and other online retailers. It’s been closing stores as competitors take a bigger slice of the territory it dominated for decades. In the U.S., consumers buy most of their small appliances, from Walmart, according to market research firm TraQline. Amazon comes in second, with Sears placing fourth behind Target.The change to the Sears-Whirlpool partnership is effective immediately and Sears is also pulling from its floor products from Whirlpool subsidiaries like Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air.Sears said that it would sell off the remainder of its Whirlpool inventory. Its stores will now only sell its Kenmore products and other brands like LG, Samsung, GE, Frigidaire, Electrolux and Bosch.Whirlpool’s CEO Marc Bitzer told investors Tuesday that the company told Sears in May that it would no longer supply branded products because it could not reach terms that were “acceptable to both parties.” He said Whirlpool will continue to supply the Kenmore products it makes for Sears.Bitzer also said the entire Sears business has declined over time and now accounts for only 3 per cent of Whirlpool’s global business, of which branded products are only a small fraction.The relationship between the two companies reaches back to 1916, when Whirlpool began making two types of wringer washers for Sears, Roebuck and Co., according to Whirlpool’s website. At that time, Sears operated exclusively through mail order. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company, now Sears Holdings Corp., also owns Kmart.Shares of Whirlpool Corp., based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, tumbled more than 10 per cent, or $18.30, to $164.20, in midday trading. The company had cut its profit outlook late Monday, citing rising costs. Sears shares fell 5.8 per cent, or 38 cents, to $6.18 in midday trading.
Stocks take a beating after iPhone sales slip; Dow falls 660NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales are slipping in China. The rare warning of disappointing results from Apple stoked investors’ fears that the world’s second-biggest economy is losing steam and that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are making things worse. The sell-off also came after a surprisingly weak report on U.S. manufacturing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 660 points, or 2.8 per cent, and the broader S&P 500 index fell 2.5 per cent.___With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did. Some manufacturers have boosted prices to keep up profits, although Apple’s shortfall in China may highlight the limits of that strategy___Waning iPhone demand highlights Chinese consumer anxietyBEIJING (AP) — Apple’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. The company says demand is waning, and revenue for the last three months of 2018 will fall below projections. CEO Tim Cook points to China for the decrease. The Apple news shows how vulnerable many big U.S. companies are to a slowdown in China, especially as the world’s two biggest economies seek to settle a contentious trade dispute.___Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B dealSUMMIT, N.J. (AP) —Bristol-Myers Squibb is spending $74 billion on fellow drugmaker Celgene in a deal aimed at stocking the combined company’s development pipeline with cancer, immunology and cardiovascular treatments. Bristol would gain the cancer treatment Revlimid in the cash-and-stock deal announced Thursday, as well as inflammatory disease treatments and several products close to launching. The combined company will have nine products with more than $1 billion in annual sales.___Apple drops iPhone bombshell on already reeling stock marketSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is sagging, a warning likely to roil financial markets. It confirmed investor fears that the company’s most profitable product has lost some of its lustre. CEO Tim Cook said that iPhone sales fell well below projections, especially in China, amid a trans-Pacific trade war and concern over global economic weakness.___Worries grow about impact of a prolonged government shutdownWASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump warning that it “could be a long time” before the partial shutdown of the government ends, concerns are rising about potential economic damage given that the shutdown is coinciding with other threats. Should it drag into February, the slowdown in government activity could shake confidence and cause businesses and consumers to stop spending.___Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angstSmartphones have been blamed for contributing to depression and suicidal behaviour in susceptible teens. But what if they could be used to identify kids at risk? That idea is the spark for a race to develop phone apps to detect impending mental health crises. Developers say as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts, or hole up in their rooms watching YouTube, they’re leaving enormous digital footprints that may offer clues to their psyches. Studies are underway to find out.___US factories expanded at slowest pace in more than 2 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — American factories grew last month at the slowest pace in more than two years. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index dropped to 54.1 in December, down from 59.3 in November and lowest since November 2016.___No refuge for investors: Even “safe” funds fell in 2018NEW YORK (AP) — The past year felt dismal for investors. What’s worse, the gloom was all-encompassing as mutual funds of all types sank. Even those funds that are typically steadier during turbulent markets struggled through what became the worst year since the Great Recession for many investors.___Sign-ups steady as health law case goes to appeals courtWASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 8.4 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under the Obama health law, even as supporters of the law appealed a court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. Thursday’s numbers underscore the unexpected staying power of “Obamacare,” which President Donald Trump failed to repeal after promising a better health plan. Also Thursday, Democratic-led states said they’ve appealed a ruling by a federal judge who recently declared the health law unconstitutional.___The S&P 500 lost 62.14 points Thursday, closing at 2,447.89. The Dow fell 660.02 points, or 2.8 per cent, to 22,868.22. The Nasdaq retreated 202.43 points, or 3 per cent, to 6,463.50. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 25.07 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 1,330.83.The Associated Press
New Delhi: Supreme Court appointed amicus curiae P S Narsimha is confident that BCCI is moving towards forming a democratically elected body which should actually govern the game rather than the court or its appointed bodies. Narsimha recently submitted a report in apex court after meeting representatives of various state associations and having made some headway where stakeholders are now getting ready for an election. In another pertinent point, the former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India made it clear that composition of nine-member apex council was never in Lodha Committee’s mandate. “Ultimately, it is for the organisers (officials) of cricket to take care of the game. It is not for courts to take care of the game. It is not for the lawyers to take care of the game. It is not for the Court appointed committees to continue to take care of the game,” Narsimha said during an exclusive interview. “It is for the cricket organisers to do it and these organisers are the elected bodies. Now the reforms require that they associate cricketers also. They take care of the game that’s all. I think things are moving positively. The process of reforms commenced long back has taken time. Now it is time for implementation,” Narsimha said. The amicus said that his near “135 hours of mediation” with the state units have been “fruitful” as the matter is now nearing a “good conclusion”. “It seems to be near to that good conclusion we are thinking of to the litigation. So I think this mediation has resulted in some kind of a gateway of holding elections and putting in place a democratically elected BCCI,” Narsimha sounded confident.