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Drip Espresso Bar Serves Up New Eats and Events

first_imgSubmitted by Drip Espresso BarA new year means a lot of new happenings at Drip Espresso Bar. We have added many items to our menu and have expanded many of our existing flavors, smoothies and pastries.When it comes to the new year, we know how important it can be to stick to those resolutions. Whether you are looking to save money, or eat healthier, we’ve got you covered.Are you trying to make your first cup at home in the morning? Taking up a portion of real estate on our entry counter is an assortment of freshly roasted Batdorf and Bronson coffee. We carry whole bean and pre-ground one pound bags in Dancing Goats, Guatemala and Capitol Blend. If eating healthier is your goal, our fresh fruit and veggie smoothies are perfect for breakfast or lunch.Fresh and healthy fruit smoothies are now offered at Drip Espresso Bar.Our baker, Callie has continued to impress us all with her seasonal pastries. While we carry an assortment of her delicious, fresh, exclusive treats all year, she also provides special treats around each holiday. Right now in our pastry case is a new gluten free option – a decadent blueberry crumble bar.And for the month of February, we will be offering a red velvet cupcake (with the most delicious buttercream frosting I have EVER tasted). As well as a “Sweetheart” sugar cookie that is hand iced and sure to impress that someone special in your life.Swing by Drip Espresso on February 26 to join the Pieces to Peaces pop up shop. We are hosting from this terrific local business, showcasing their handmade good from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is a family friendly get together showcasing their terrific products. Special treats will be provided. Coffee and other homemade pastries will also be available from Drip. Read a full ThurstonTalk article about Pieces to Peaces here.Headbands, bows, scarves and more await you at the Pieces to Peaces pop up shop at Drip on February 26.If you are still looking for a unique and memorable gift for your Valentine, on sale now are spots for our upcoming Paint & Sip event. Join us Saturday March 19 at noon at Drip Espresso Bar to create a beautiful “White Blossoms” painting with The Merlot Canvas while enjoying Drip’s espresso drinks and treats. Register or get more information here.Drip Espresso Bar1018 Capitol Way S. in OlympiaWinter hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Facebook69Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Advocacy Group Wants Dr. Benson’s License Revoked

first_imgA civil society organization, the Campaigners for Change (CFC), is calling on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the government to revoke the medical license of Dr. James Benson, the administrator of Benson Hospital, for deliberately refusing to admit a poor pregnant woman in labor who could not pay his fees.Making the disclosure yesterday during a press conference in Monrovia, the national director of the CFC, Vandalark Patricks, said revoking the medical license of such a medical practitioner would serve as a deterrent for other health workers around the country.He alleged that the John F. Kennedy Hospital was also involved in rejecting sick patients and pregnant women who were in labor because of lack of money and on suspicion of being Ebola suspects, which has resulted in the deaths of many people.“We believe that those who refuse to admit pregnant women in labor must be punished by revoking their licenses, especially Dr. Benson, simply because the lady could not afford the sum of US$450.00 for her delivery.According to Patricks, the unprofessional behavior exhibited by some health practitioners from Benson and Redemption Hospitals, allowing pregnant women to give birth outside without medical care must be addressed immediately to stop the occurrence.“We observed that the John F. Kennedy, which is a referral hospital, continued to reject patients who were in dire need of medical services. Ambulances and medical equipment to treat patients with curable diseases were rarely seen at most health facilities in Bong, Margibi, Bassa and Montserrado Counties,” said Patricks.He further charged that, “Drugs were absent from public hospitals and patients were referred to drugs stores to purchase their own medications.”  Neglect of the Mentally IllAddressing the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW), Mr. Patricks said the Ministry has deliberately refused to address the social welfare component of the Ministry, leaving mentally ill people on the streets throughout the country.“We documented 57 cases of mentally ill persons in Montserrado, 23 in Margibi, 15 in Bong and 12 in Grand Bassa Counties and those cases continued to increase, he reported, charging that “it still appears to those in authority as a complete comedy when they see and pass by these mentally ill persons who wander around the streets.”Stranglehold on the EconomyHighlighting the Liberian Economy, the CFC director said his organization has observed in 2014 that the Lebanese, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis and Nigerians controlled 90% of the lucrative businesses in Liberia while using some of the educated and uneducated brothers, allegedly like slaves.According to him, 90% of ministries and agencies of government contracted foreign businesses over Liberian owned businesses for procurement of materials thereby strangulating hundreds of Liberians and making things difficult for them.     In respond, one of the midwives of the Redemption hospital said, for the past six to seven months, the hospital has stopped delivery matter due to the government declaration as holding.According to her, the male and female walls have being used as also as part of the holding center and they have being involved into encouraging pregnant women of finding hospital during delivery pain.She stressed that after the opening of the Island Ebola center, it was the duty of the government to acknowledge the hospital in carrying out cleaning activities for the official opening of the center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Disappointed Bride

first_imgCharacters in the story:Jefferson Tamba—the groom who died the day of his weddingComfort Tamba—the bride who was accused for masterminding his deathTenneh Sombai—the prosecution’s witnessEdwin Fallah-the prosecutor who wanted nothing but the crucifixion of the accused and told defense counsel Doe ‘to take it easy on the witness’Jason Doe—counsel for the defendant who refused the prosecution’s theory of the motive of the crimeJanet Lovebird—the private secretary of Counselor DoeJohn Saye—the former police detective who was hired by Counselor Doe for the defenseJudge Neeto Kangar—the judge who wanted justice at any costThe case of the disappointed bride, described by metropolitan newspapers in Monrovia, was one of the few to whet the appetite of nosy Monrovians, and it brought out the travails of how one is blinded in the affairs of love and could not let the other go in peace. It was, many Monrovians agreed, the result of the sins of the community. Though it was not uncommon to hear reports of grooms abandoning their brides, days and possibly hours before the consummation of the marriage, leaving the bride in disgust and raising questions about what she might have done wrong, this particular story was unlike any other that Monrovians had known, because it ended in the murder of the groom.The decedent was thirty three –year-old Jefferson Tamba, a graduate of the Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia. The court, under prosecutor District Attorney Edwin Fallah was in no mood to play with the case, since a young man’s future had been destroyed and the primary suspect was his partner of five years, twenty seven year-old Comfort Tamba. The court heard that though the marriage was yet to be to consummated, with an evil premeditation, Comfort Wesseh put up a design against the instructions of society and assigned to herself as Mrs. Comfort Tamba.The prosecution’s witnesses had been so blatant in their support against the bride that defense counsel Jason Doe, sitting at the third week of the preliminary trial, could not stomach what he saw as an affront against a woman whose dream had been cut short by the murder of her beloved ‘husband’ since they had co-habited for the last five years.The most damning evidence against the defendant was that of twenty seven-year-old Tenneh Sombai, who, rumors suggested had dated the decedent and of which the decedent had abandoned for the defendant. Though that part of her life was hidden, she told the court that the defendant had confided in her that she had a motive to make sure that Jefferson Tamba was dead, the year following their marriage.“Why did she plan to kill him?” Prosecutor Edwin Fallah said, his glowing eyes comforting the witness.The witness, as if she had rehearsed her part in a play, said, nonchalantly, “It was during a friend’s get together meeting and Comfort was boasting about her luck.”“What did she say?”“Comfort said she had her plan made and Jeff would not live to tell the story after their marriage.”The prosecutor exchanged glances with Judge Neeto Kangar. The judge’s smile was a bit somber and it was not clear if he believed the prosecution’s witness.“She plotted to kill the man she was planning to marry?”The witness answered crisply, “Yes, she told me that Jeff did not respond to her love the first time they met, and though I thought she was even joking, she said she was telling me the truth.“She told me Jeff ignored her, when they first met and when he finally agreed to make up with her, she on the other hand had made up her mind to ensure that he paid for what he did to her.”“When you mentioned Jeff,” the prosecutor said, “are you referring to the decedent whose death is the cause of this preliminary trial?”“Yes.” “And again,” the prosecutor said, “when you mentioned the person who told you about murdering a man who was planning to marry her, you are referring to the defendant in this case?”“Yes,” the witness said, “I’m referring to Comfort Wesseh, who later on took the name Mrs. Tamba upon herself.”Jason Doe was on his feet, “That is improper examination, no proper foundation established.”“Sustained,” the judge said, “the witness will have to recognize her limitation about commenting on issues that the court has reserved for itself and the prosecutor must provide the necessary guidance to that effect.”“Thank you, Your Honor,” Prosecutor Fallah said, and turning to the witness, said, “Your reference is about Ms. Comfort Wesseh otherwise known as Mrs. Comfort Tamba?”“Yes.”“So,” the prosecutor said, “the motive for her pre-meditation to murder the man who was about to marry her stemmed from what she claimed but an unfounded neglect in the past?”“Yes and she also indicated to me that she would use Jeff to make herself rich,” the witness said.“Was it by taking advantage over him?”“Yes. Comfort said she had been able to convince Jeff to build a duplex, where she is residing presently, and she had also managed to get him to put aside a large sum of money, roughly, in her own words, USD500, 000.00.”“Where did the decedent get that huge money from?”“You see,” the witness said, “Jeff’s father rented lands in Monrovia and other parts of the country. He has rented and sold lands and as a result acquired a fortune and to make matters worse, Jeff was the only son in the family of ten siblings.”“Therefore,” the prosecutor said, “it is clear that she plotted his death to get hold of the material prosperity that she saw coming to him?”The witness’s smile was hasty, and said, “That becomes obvious.”At the defense table, Jason Doe sat along with the defendant, whose eyes gazed directly at the witness, with her mouth forming the expression, ‘oh my God.” Also sitting with the defendant was Jason Doe’s private secretary, Janet Lovebird and completing the team was former police detective John Saye,who provided valuable sources of material to the lawyer.While the defendant’s face demonstrated shock, ex-detective Saye, secretary Lovebird and criminal lawyer Jason Doe appeared unfazed by what the witness was revealing.Jason Doe was never perturbed about what was happening since in a couple of minutes, he would have the chance to turn the witness inside out about the events that she had freely volunteered upon the insistence of the prosecution.Jason Doe was in such contemplation when he heard the prosecutor said, “Your Witness,” as he sauntered to his seat. The courtroom was silent, and a drop of a pin could have been heard.Jason Doe lifted his frame from his chair, and grinned at the witness.The comical result of his action overwhelmed the spectators, and it increased their expectation about what was coming.Walking directly towards the witness, Jason Doe said, “Your name is Tenneh Sombai?”“Yes.”“You have four children?”The prosecutor was on his feet, “Take it easy on my client,” he said, and directing his attention to the judge said, “Your Honor, Your Honor what does her family get to do with the current case?”The judge said, “Overruled, the witness will answer the question.”Jason Doe smiled.“There are at least four children in your home?”“Yes,” the witness said, they are all my children; let me tell you now.”The lawyer considered her answer and said, “Thank you for letting me to know about that.”There were murmurs in the spectators, and Judge Neeto Karnga sounded her gavel twice and said, “The court will insist that there will not and cannot be any disruption in the proceedings and therefore I will not hesitate to throw any of you in the audience out so be warned.”Silence was restored.“You testified in court that the defendant is your friend and I’m aware that friends are meant to support each other and by your own admission, the defendant told you about his plans to murder the man who was planning to marry her.“What was your reaction when you received the information from her about her alleged plan to murder her husband?”The witness shifted in the dock, and with a grin, said, “I never thought she meant what she told me.”“What you testified is that the defendant made a confession about her premeditation, did it occur to you that by not informing the police, if at all this story is true, you are equally responsible for the murder of Jefferson Tamba?”The witness’s eyes stared in the ceiling, and they were complemented by the echoes of the ceiling fans that hummed as they filled the courtroom.As the witness hesitated, the lawyer walked to the defense table and conferred with ex-police detective Saye. They held a brief consultation before the lawyer moved away and walked towards the witness.“Is your name Ms. Mrs.?”“I hope you are not trying to humiliate me,” she said, pushing her chin up.“’Why do you think I want to humiliate you?”“You keep asking me funny questions that I find them embarrassing to answer.”“But you never found it embarrassing to point fingers at a woman whose fiancé was murdered and you are suggesting that she told you about her plan to murder a man she loved?”“Those are two things you are talking about.”“What was your relationship with the decedent?”“Friendly.”“You met with him and discussed some issues did you not, the day before he was murdered?”The witness might have sensed what was coming, and blurted out, “My relationship with Jeff was purely on business.” The lawyer shifted gears.“What type of business are you talking about?”“We had a private issue I called business and I don’t think I need to explained it.”Judge Neeto Karnga said, “The witness will answer the question about the kind of business she had with the decedent.”“What was the business about?”After much wrangling of her hands, the witness said, her voice low, as many leaned forward to hear her:“The truth of the matter is that I was Jeff’s first true love and so after he told me about his impending marriage I met with the day before he was murdered. When he told me the news, I felt like my world would come to an end. It was difficult for me to imagine that a man whom I had loved back in school wasgoing to have another, one of my friends as a life partner.“It was difficult for me to accept and I had to…” her voice broke and was unable to continue.Jason Doe turned swiftly to Judge Neeto Karnga whose facial expression exhibited an exceptional interest. The judge indicated to the lawyer and the prosecutor to proceed to her chambers, and held a brief consultation.Two minutes later, Judge Neeto Karnga addressed the court: “It is always an intriguing case when love is at the center of a relationship like this one that has ended in tragedy. While it provides sociologists a chance to examine why others are not willing to let love go away, this case and its resolution indicates sadly that there are times when love blinds our human sense of reason and as a result becomes the foundation for the end of such a wonderful life.”The case was adjourned and the defendant was ordered released and Tenneh Sombai held for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gagne pitches with no pain

first_imgIn a nearly empty stadium, Gagne pitched to three Milwaukee minor leaguers, throwing five strikes and six balls with his fastball in the range of 88-91 mph. There were two groundouts before a four-pitch walk on which Gagne was trying to get his curveball over the plate. Gagne described himself as “totally out of whack” with his mechanics and said it felt weird throwing to batters again. TUCSON, Ariz. – Catcher Javy Lopez, who had been competing to make Colorado’s opening-day roster, was released by the Rockies. Lopez, MVP of the 1996 National League championship series with Atlanta, had agreed in January to a $750,000, one-year contract that wasn’t guaranteed. He will receive 30 days’ termination pay of $122,951. Rockies spokesman Jay Alves said the team wanted to release Lopez early enough in spring training to give him an opportunity to catch on somewhere else. PHOENIX – Eric Gagne finally felt again like he did during his dominating run as the Dodgers closer. He pitched in a game without any pain. Gagne faced hitters for the first time this year, throwing 11 pitches in a “B” game Monday for the Texas Rangers. The most important result for the 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner was how he felt. JUPITER, Fla. – Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones sprained his left ankle on his first at-bat Monday and was removed from the game against St. Louis. Jones broke awkwardly from the box on a grounder to first and jogged a few steps before turning around and limping to the dugout. The team said Jones, who has been plagued by foot problems in recent seasons, was day to day. PHOENIX – Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz was hit in the head by a pitch and taken to a hospital during the Rangers’ 11-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He was released about an hour after the game following a CAT scan and X-rays revealed he had no concussion and no fracture. TUCSON, Ariz. – Greg Maddux was scratched from a scheduled start for the San Diego Padres against the Chicago White Sox because of a mild lower abdominal strain. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “It’s just good to be out there, be free and not have to worry about anything but making your pitches. It’s been a while since I felt that way,” Gagne said. “It’s the best I’ve felt in two years. It’s pretty positive.” The right-hander has had three operations (two elbow, one back) since his 2002-04 stretch with the Dodgers, when he converted a record 84 consecutive save chances. He was limited to 151/3 innings the past two seasons. last_img read more

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Manchester City confirm the signing of striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea

first_img1 Wilfried Bony Manchester City have confirmed the signing of striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea.The Ivorian has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League champions after City agreed a deal worth around £30million with the Welsh club.“It’s a great feeling for me, it’s a big honour to be here and it’s a great challenge,” said Bony, who will not be available for his new club until after the Africa Cup of Nations.“As a player it’s always good to be part of one of the biggest clubs in the world and it’s a good opportunity for me to be in that situation now – I’m really proud. I felt excited to wait for this moment and now it’s come, it’s fantastic.“I think it’s a great decision for me – Manchester City is in the Champions League. You remember at the end of last season I said that if I want to move it will be to a team in the competition because it’s a great tournament that I really want to play in and one that I want to win.“It’s a motivation for me to give my maximum to be in that place. City is a big club with great players with a lot of experience; I believe we can do it.”Bony has been among the Premier League’s deadliest forwards since his arrival at Swansea in the summer of 2013 for a club-record fee of £12million.He scored 25 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions during his first season at the Liberty Stadium and has netted nine times already this term, with three of those goals coming against his new club.The 26-year-old will now hope to continue his fine record at City, where he will join a strikeforce that features Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic.City boss Manuel Pellegrini said of his new signing: “He is very difficult to mark because he is so strong.“He is an intelligent footballer who has skill and power. His goals record has been excellent since he came to England. He adapted very quickly to the game here and I think he will settle in at City quickly.“He will be a very good addition to our squad. We now have four top class strikers and I am looking forward to seeing them work together.”last_img read more

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UPROAR AFTER BUNDORAN IS CALLED A ‘SHANTY TOWN’ BY MAYO POLITICIAN

first_imgThere has been upraor after a Mayo county councillor labelled the seaside town of Bundoran a ‘shanty town’.Bundoran has so much to offer.Independent councillor Christy Hyland said that signage over pubs had become “gaudy” and that Wesport was in danger of becoming “a shanty town like Bundoran”.He was speaking at the West Mayo Municipal District of Mayo County Council. According to The Mayo News, Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle responded to the comments by saying, “Bundoran is not a shanty town to be fair”.Hyland raised the point in connection with signs being erected in the local area without any need for planning permission.In response to the comments, independent councillor for Killybegs, a town neighbouring Bundoran, Niamh Kennedy, said, “it is very disappointing, we’re on the Wild Atlantic Way which Mayo is on as well.”UPROAR AFTER BUNDORAN IS CALLED A ‘SHANTY TOWN’ BY MAYO POLITICIAN was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundorandonegalMayoshanty townlast_img read more

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Another angle of the very satisfying swerve on McGinn’s volley

first_imgJohn McGinn opened his Aston Villa account in style when his stunning volley crashed into the back of the Sheffield Wednesday net.It is surely already on the list of goal of the season contenders.Here, talkSPORT.com wanted to share an angle of the incredible swerve he managed to get on the volley – think Roberto Carlos’ free-kick against France and you get the idea.McGinn, 23, joined the Championship club from Hibs in the summer despite strong interest from Celtic.Sadly for the Scotland international, his stunning equaliser was as good as it got, as Villa lost 2-1 with players being booed off the pitch. REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move impact Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow MONEY silverware center_img RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Most popular football news Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED ADVICE no dice last_img read more

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SISTERS OF MERCY CLOSE BUNCRANA CONVENT

first_imgA COVENT which has been run in Buncrana for more than 90 years is to close with the remaining nuns being moved to Derry.The Sisters of Mercy confirmed to donegaldaily.com that they are to end their ministry in the seaside town.The building will be sold and the last remaining nuns in the order will relocate to Thornhill. It’s understood the increased costs of maintaining as well as a lack of vocations led to the decision.A second building in Buncrana run by the Loreto order as a retirement retreat centre is also being sold. SISTERS OF MERCY CLOSE BUNCRANA CONVENT was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Penza: The good of Humboldt County shows its face again to aid fire victims

first_imgNo matter if it’s the dozens upon dozens of trash bags … It was impossible to not notice the sign that was hanging right next to the ticket booth at Husky Field on Friday night.“WE STAND TOGETHER WITH CARDINAL NEWMAN”The sign wasn’t very big — probably the size of a couple of legal pads placed alongside one another — but you couldn’t miss it.Those six words signified the huge effort that many on the North Coast are doing right now to help their fire-ravaged compatriots to the south.last_img read more

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Oakland A’s to play Big League Weekend in Las Vegas

first_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race There will be baseball in Las Vegas again.The A’s announced on Tuesday that the Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the A’s triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Aviators, will host two 2-game series during spring training.The Cleveland Indians will play the A’s twice from February 29 and March 1. The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in a two-game series on March 7 and 8.Related Articles …last_img

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