Duchess Camilla’s Bugle Horn Brooch in The Rifles Portrait: Details

first_imgListen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) A brooch is commonly favored accessory by those of the British royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch has quite an impressive collection, including inherited pieces from Queen Victoria and Queen Mary as well as specially commissioned ones she was gifted over the years.But an all time favorite has to be the True Lover’s Knot, which the queen wore to Duchess Kate’s wedding back in 2011.- Advertisement – The Meaning Behind Duchess Camilla's Brooch in Her Newest PortraitDuchess Camilla. Courtesy of Clarence House/InstagramNow that’s a standout accessory. Duchess Camilla wore a meaningful brooch for her newest royal portrait.On Thursday, November 5, a portrait of the Duchess of Cornwall was unveiled to commemorate her role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles. On her elegant green top, the 73-year-old royal wore a silver Bugle Horn brooch. This piece of jewelry, which was commissioned by The Rifles, represents the heritage of the regiment. In fact, every rifleman wears a silver bugle as their cap badge.- Advertisement – The photograph was taken last month at Clarence House after the Prince Philip transferred his role over to the duchess in July. However, on Wednesday, November 4, Duchess Camilla attended the 92nd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in her new role, wearing the same brooch on a dark green coat quite reminiscent of her portrait ensemble.In a message to the regiment, the Duchess said, “Riflemen, with the rest of our nation, I am profoundly in your debt for all that you do, especially during these troubled times. Continue to uphold those qualities of discipline, courage and sense of humour that my father spoke of and be proud of all that you represent.”She concluded, “Wherever you may be viewing this message, on operations in Afghanistan, deployed to Estonia, on exercise in the U.K. or indeed, enjoying some much-deserved leave, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Irish tourism industry is demanding a reduction in VAT from the new government

first_imgThe association said that the state invests 186 million euros a year in tourism, and that revenues from direct taxes related to tourism are around 2,1 billion euros. They are thus calling on the new government to commit to an immediate increase in investment of 20m euros. “There is no better sector to invest in to ensure balanced regional development.” In its annual report, published last month, the association states that the Irish tourism economy has recorded its first decline in eight years. “Tourism is still the largest domestic industry, as well as the largest regional employer, but Brexit, rising VAT and increased operating costs have made trade conditions difficult for 20 tourism and hospitality companies in the country.”, Said the president of the association Ruth Andrews. “Furthermore, the fund for ‘Brexit without a deal’ should be released now that it would mitigate the negative impact on Irish tourism”, It was concluded in the manifesto. Experts from the Irish tourism industry said growth of 65 per cent could be expected if the incoming government returns the tax rate to 9 per cent. The Irish Tourism Association, which is made up of tourism companies and stakeholders, issued its election manifesto and said Brexit, weakening demand and rising operating costs led to a 1 per cent drop in revenue in 2019. Irish Examiner. In addition to the reduction of income tax, the association announced that insurance costs must be resolved. “The Judicial Council must be established without delay, as new guidelines for the amount of damages and greater transparency in the ways of collecting premiums”, It is stated in the manifesto. They also believe that flight taxes should not be refunded to support air access to Ireland. Source / photo: Irish Examiner; Pixabaylast_img read more

Dodgers offer new dining choices that include fried Dodger Dogs

first_imgFans attending today’s sold-out Los Angeles Dodgers hometown season opener experienced changes in the 53-year-old Dodger Stadium both at the concession stands and on the field.The Lexus Dugout Club has undergone a major renovation, the first since it opened in 2000, allowing for more food options and an enhanced menu. In addition to expanded kitchens, there are more built-in cooking locations, a new carvery and buffet, more dessert offerings and premium cocktails.The dining room capacity has increased, and the decor has been changed; the bar and cocktail area were expanded, and there are now 20 televisions, including four 84-inch sets.New food choices include fried Dodger Dogs at Extreme Loaded Dogs on the field level, carne asada specialty fries at La Taqueria stands on the field and reserve levels and a meatball marinara cone and meatball marinara specialty fries at Tommy Lasorda’s Italian Trattoria in the right-field plaza. Several nacho locations have been added throughout the stadium, with the loaded helmet nachos available in vegetarian and vegan versions.Four reserve-level food stands have been upgraded, and several portable beverage kiosks are strategically placed throughout the stadium. Bars are now on the loge-level entrance plazas, behind home plate and on Top Deck.Grab-and-go food and drink areas are also new to field level, next to the escalators, for fresh salads, sandwiches and snacks.For the grown-ups, expanded beer choices include Anheuser Busch’s full product line and local craft selections, as well as products from the 98-year-old San Antonio Winery for the first time.Another change is a new public-address announcer, with former KNX-AM (1070) and KABC-AM (790) reporter Todd Leitz replacing Eric Smith, who could not fulfill the season schedule because of other commitments. One area that remains unchanged from last season is Time Warner Cable’s inability to reach agreements with DirecTV and several other television providers to carry SportsNet LA, which will air 150 games in English and Spanish and provide a Korean audio feed.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Thurston County Residents Invited To Comment On Plastic Bags

first_imgThur, Sep 6,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsTumwater Fire Department HQ311 Israel Rd SW in Tumwater Wed, Sep 12,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsLacey City Hall, Community Room420 College St SE in Lacey MEETING Wed, Sep 5,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsRainier City Hall102 Rochester St W in Rainier Community Conversations on Plastic BagsPublic Meetings OLYMPIA – What to do with an estimated 90 million plastic shopping bags used in Thurston County each year?—that’s the question the Thurston County Solid Waste Division is taking to the streets this summer with forums where residents, business leaders, and non-profit organizations can get involved and give comments on the issue.“People are always surprised when they hear that only about four percent of those bags get recycled. It’s a real problem,” said Terri Thomas, Education and Outreach Specialist with the county’s Solid Waste Division. “Community input is critical as we identify possible solutions to the growing problem of single-use shopping bags.”The “Community Conversations on Plastic Bags” series of public meetings kicks off with a presentation from Mark Daniels of the American Progressive Bag Alliance to the Thurston County Solid Waste Advisory Council on Thursday, August 9 (complete schedule below). The public is invited to attend the advisory council meeting.Other Community Conversation meetings will be held throughout the county in August and September, where the public is invited to give ideas and comments on the issue of plastic bags.County staffers have already begun work gathering the public’s comments and ideas on plastic bags with an online survey that runs through September. Over 1,700 participants have completed the online survey so far, and county staffers and volunteers are gathering more comments with in-person surveys at special events throughout the summer. In-person survey participants receive a free re-usable shopping bag.More information about the Community Conversations on Plastic Bags is available online at www.thurstonsolidwaste.org/plastics. The web page also has a link to the online plastic bag survey, as well as a link to sign up for Solid Waste Division email updates.  For more information on the county’s plastic bag outreach programs, contact Terri Thomas, Education & Outreach Specialist for the county’s Solid Waste Division, at (360) 867-2279 or thomaste@co.thurston.wa.us.The documentary film “Bag It” is also part of the county’s plastic bag outreach effort, and residents are invited to coordinate screenings of the film. Contact Loni Hanka, Education & Outreach Specialist for the Solid Waste Division, at (360) 867-2282 or hankal@co.thurston.wa.us to make screening arrangements and for more information on the film “Bag It.” A link to a short trailer video for the film is available on the county’s website at www.thurstonsolidwaste.org/plastics by scrolling down to the “Plastic Bags–Help Us Find Solutions” section. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Wed, Aug 29,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsBucoda City Hall, Council Chambers110 N Main St in Bucoda DATE & TIME Tues, Aug 21,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsRochester Middle School Commons9937 Hwy 12 SW in Rochester LOCATION Thur, Aug 30,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsTenino City Hall, Council Chambers149 Hodgden St S in Tenino Thur, Aug 9,11:30 am – 1 pmThurston County Solid Waste Advisory Council Special Guest: Mark Daniels, American Progressive Bag AllianceThurston County Public Works9605 Tilley Road SWsouth of Tumwater Wed, Sep 19,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsOlympia City Hall, Council Chambers601 Fourth Ave E in Olympia Wed, Aug 22,6 – 8 pmCommunity Conversation on Plastic BagsGordon’s Grange Building302 E Yelm Ave in Yelmlast_img read more

Local Dentists Get a Little Goofy at the 14th Annual Dental…

first_imgFacebook307Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dr. Jared PersingerThe Union Gospel Mission’s 14th Annual Dental Benefit show will be held October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Photo Credit: Krina AllisonYou have probably heard about dentists going abroad on a dental mission trip, usually extracting teeth in a poor country. But did you know that your local dentists and the Olympia Union Gospel Mission run a no-fee dental clinic right here, serving thousands of Thurston County residents annually?And did you know that even with some items donated and all of the dentist and hygienist time volunteered, it still costs $130,000 each year to run a dental clinic that serves so many people?Well now you do. And since your heart aches when others suffer and you wish there was some way to help directly, locally, and effectively, your wish has come true.Be our guest and support the 14th Annual Dental Benefit Show being held at 7:00 p.m. on October 17 at the classy Washington Center for the Performing Arts. An entertaining way to go out downtown or get out with the family, our show is always fun for all ages.This year’s theme is A Salute to Disney, featuring songs that speak to the inner child in all of us, from the nostalgia of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to that song from Frozen (you know the one I’m talking about).Local dentists and hygienists take the stage to raise funds for the Olympia Union Gospel Mission’s Free Dental Clinc.The 16-piece Olympia Jazz Senators tie together this spectacular of singing and dancing, starring local dentists, ringer singers with refined talent (including a Miss Washington), and the exhilarating Debbie’s Dance, whose big number last year was so spectacular that my face hurt from smiling.If you have ever wanted to see your dentist in an uncomfortable position instead of yourself, now is your chance. Tickets cost $10 to $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.Olytix.org or calling the box office at 360-753-8586. Please help make this a sell-out event so the Mission can offer the best year of services yet.Donations* are very thankfully accepted the night of the show, but can also be made online anytime at www.OUGM.org. And best of all, your giving power is doubled either way thanks to an anonymous local donor matching you dollar for dollar. (Please designate the Benefit Show at checkout if online.)Join the fun and raise money for this valuable, local resource.So next time you’re leaning back in the dental chair with any of this year’s singing dentists: Greg Psaltis, Venn Peterson, Steve Russell, Jim Hutchinson, Suneet Bath, Steve Kern, Kyle Winters, David Goerig and myself, Jared Persinger — or any one of the 75 local dentists who actively support the Mission in some way — please make sure to let us know that you support the Mission too. We will be extra gentle for you! (Just kidding, we are, of course, maximally gentle with everybody!)*All funds raised by the show go to the dental clinic and 80% of OUGM’s healthcare/dental/vision services benefit the working poor. We are lucky in Thurston County to have this asset, please choose to support it. 14th Annual Dental Benefit ShowOctober 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing ArtsTickets at www.olytix.org or by phone at 360-753-8586last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers FieldHockey Team

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers reeled off a couple of late wins to finish to pull off a ninth place finish at the BC High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships this past week in Surrey. LVR edged G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0 in Consolation Round action Friday.The win came a few hours after the Bombes edged Enver Creek of Surrey 2-1.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes Paige Meisner, Shianne Michalchuk, Aimee Montpellier, Ashley Hall, Maria Giavedoni, Ashleigh Maclean, Rylie Jordhal, Pearl Velisek Pauline Seeliger, Clara Hundertmark, Sienna Mornigstar, Elissa Centrone  and Isabel curstion, Heather Potkins, Rylee Zondervan, Hanna Quinn Julia Burkart, Noa Butterfield and coach Bruce Walgren.last_img read more