Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce has the distinct honor of hosting Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis McChord as he addresses the Thurston County community for the first time as the November 14 Forum speaker.Returning to the Northwest in July after most recently serving as commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning., Lt. Gen. Brown had previously been stationed here from 2002-2006 as Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.Lt. Gen. Brown will speak on the structural changes in chain of command, operational changes, and the economic impact of our community from JBLM at Forum.Forum is held at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center from 11:30am to 1pm. The cost is $30 general admission, $20 for online prepaid Chamber members and $25 for members at the door. Reservations are requested at 360.357.3362 or www.ThurstonChamber.com.Forum is sponsored by:Port of Olympia, Capital Aeroporter, & Heritage Bank Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Liverpool look on course for a top-four finish after their 4-0 victory at West Ham.Jurgen Klopp’s side enjoyed their first visit to the London Stadium, scoring three in the second-half.Daniel Sturridge, back in the side for his first start since January, opened the scoring after coolly rounding Adrian.Philippe Coutinho stole the show, netting twice, before Divock Origi completed the scoring and move them back up to third with one game remaining.See how talkSPORT scored the players’ performances by clicking the right arrow, above… Midfield: Emre Can – 7 – He grew into the game and did brilliantly in the centre of midfield as Liverpool were without the likes of Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson. Forward: Divock Origi – 6 – Netted the final goal to cap off an improved second-half performance after a disappointing first 45. Poor decision making at times and wasteful in the final third as he started his seventh match in a row for the Reds. 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Right-back: Nathaniel Clyne – 7 – After a disappointing couple of games, the England defender put in a good shift. 11 11 Centre-back: Dejan Lovren – 7 – An overall solid game from the Croatian to see out the clean sheet. Midfield: Adam Lallana – 7 – His first start for the club since March and how they have missed him. The England international has had a brilliant season, displaying excellent creativity and endeavour in midfield and attack. Forward: Philippe Coutinho – 9 – A man of the match performance from the Brazilian. He had the licence to roam, showed his importance to the team and stepped up when it mattered. He set up Sturridge for the opener before netting two superb goals to put him on 13 for the season. Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet – 7 – click the right arrow, above, to see how Liverpool players performed v West Ham… – Another good performance from the Belgian, made some key saves when called upon and dominated his box from set pieces. Forward: Daniel Sturridge – 8 – A breath of fresh air after making his first start since January. His movement and positivity troubled West Ham’s back line and he took his goal brilliantly, showing composure to round Adrian before slotting into an empty net. Left-back: James Milner – 6 – Poor in the first half but as West Ham collapsed in the second half, the 31-year-old had the licence to attack more. Midfield: Georginio Wijnaldum – 7 – Like many players, the Dutchman was much improved in the second half, registering two assists. He very nearly scored a goal of the season contender as his dipping volley hit the bar before Philippe Coutinho’s first. As always, the former Newcastle man provided Liverpool’s midfield with energy. Centre-back: Joel Matip – 7 – Made a key interception in the run up to Sturridge’s opener. A solid game overall from the Cameroonian as we have come to expect.
Suspected extremists gunned down five youths in eastern Assam’s Sadiya police district on Thursday. Police did not rule out the involvement of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I), though the outfit did not claim responsibility.Additional Superintendent of Police Prakash Sonowal said some motorcycle-borne men indiscriminately opened fire on the youths at a dhaba at Kherbari village under the Dhola police station limits about 8.55 p.m.The victims were identified as Ananta Namasudra, Abinash Namasudra, Subal Das, Dhanai Namasudra and Syamal Biswas.“I condemn the killing of innocent people. Perpetrators of the crime would be dealt with firmly,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. He asked two Ministers and senior police officers, including Director-General of Police Kuladhar Saikia to rush to the site and deal with the situation.This is the second subversive strike in a little over a fortnight. The ULFA-I had claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Guwahati on October 13, in which five people were injured.“This explosion was directed against those opposing the National Register of Citizens update and against those organisations supporting settling of Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam,” the outfit’s military chief Paresh Baruah had said in a statement then. Rajnath anguished In New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed deep anguish over the killings, saying strongest possible action would be taken against the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Mr. Singh spoke to Mr. Sonowal and took stock of the situation.Outfit denies roleIn a late night statement, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has denied its hand in the killings. “The killings might have happened due to the BJP government’s bid to derail NRC by pushing Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016”, a statement from the outfit said. (With PTI inputs)
England England vs Nigeria: TV channel, live stream, squad news & match preview Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 15:00 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty England Nigeria England v Nigeria Friendlies The Three Lions kick off their World Cup preparations with a tricky looking friendly against the Super Eagles at Wembley this weekend England kick off their World Cup preparations against fellow qualifiers Nigeria in a friendly this weekend.The Three Lions will face Panama, Tunisia and Belgium in their World Cup group in Russia, while the Super Eagles face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.Gareth Southgate’s side will also face Costa Rica before jetting off to the tournament, while Nigeria take on the Czech Republic. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Goal brings you all you need to know ahead of the friendly clash between the two sides including team news, squad predictions and TV information. Game England vs Nigeria Date Saturday, June 2 Time 5:15pm BST / 12:15pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United Kingdom (UK) the game can be watched live on television on ITV, as well as being available to stream live online using the ITV Player. UK TV channel Online stream ITV ITV Player In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Deportes / Fox Soccer Plus fuboTV (7-day free trial) Squads & Team News Position England players Goalkeepers Butland, Pickford, Pope Defenders Alexander-Arnold, Cahill, Delph, Jones, Maguire, Stones, Rose, Young, Trippier, Walker Midfielders Alli, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek Forwards Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Sterling, Welbeck It remains to be seen if Gareth Southgate will take the opportunity to experiment against Nigeria, though it is more likely that he will begin to lay the groundwork for his starting XI in Russia.Phil Jones, a defender Southgate is understood to rate highly, could be given the day off as his partner is due to give birth, while Nick Pope has expressed his hope that he will be given a chance to shine.Potential England starting XI: Pope; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Young; Alli, Sterling, Kane Position Nigeria players Goalkeepers Uzoho, Ezenwa, Akpeyi Defenders Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Ebuehi, Aina, Echiejile, Idowu, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo Midfielders Obi Mikel, Onazi, Ndidi, Etebo, Ogu, Obi, Agu Forwards Musa, Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, Ighalo, Nwankwo, Simon Nigeria have a travelling squad of 25 players, which will be whittled down to 23 by June 4.Forward Moses Simon has travelled with the squad but is set to undergo a late fitness test after sustaining a thigh injury, per the BBC, while a number of familiar faces will play at Wembley; John Obi Mikel is a former Chelsea player, while Victor Moses currently represents the Blues and the likes of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi all have previous in the Premier League.Potential Nigeria starting XI: Ezenwa; Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu; Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Onazi, Iwobi; IheanachoBetting & Match Odds England are overwhelming favourites at 4/9 on dabblebet , while a draw is between the two sides is offered at 3/1 and a Nigeria upset is up for 13/2.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for this weeks’ international friendly matches. Match Preview England qualified for the World Cup with ease – sailing through a group also featuring Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia unbeaten – and, as such, this encounter with Nigeria is an intriguing one.The Super Eagles have strength in depth, and a core comprising a number of Premier League players, and they will be no pushovers.They, too, topped their group, beating out Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria, who drew with England at the 2010 tournament, to punch their ticket to Russia.Manager Southgate is likely to play a strong team, as he bids to prepare his side for their opening games next month.Momentum, of course, is key, and the Three Lions would do well to be wary, as Nigeria will also be looking to kick off their preparations with a bang.