Submitted by the Thurston County Fair From July 30 through August 2, some of the biggest musical names in Olympia and the Pacific Northwest will be gracing the entertainment stages at the fair.Here’s the lineup:Wednesday, July 30 – 5pmArtesian Rumble ArkestraThursday, July 31 – 7pmRed & Ruby (Food Court Stage)Brittany Kingery (Main Stage)Friday, August 1 – 7pmThe Blackberry BushesSaturday, August 2 The Brown Edition & DBST (Main Stage – 6pm)Yodelady (Food Court Stage – 7pm)All concerts are free with fair admission and open to fairgoers of all ages!This is the second annual concert series at the fair. Last year, County Commissioners decided that, for the sustainability of the fair, they needed to appeal to a broader audience and bring more locals out to enjoy all the happenings at the yearly event. Featuring the absolute best in local music was viewed as an obvious way to increase attendance and draw a more diverse crowd. Live & Local was so successful last year that a second year was definitely in order.Also returning this year is Savor South Sound, a two-day tasting event highlighting over a dozen local wine, beer, and cider producers. In addition, this year’s Savor will feature local shellfish and farm-to-table tastings organized by WSU Extension Thurston County. Tickets to Savor are just $10 (plus admission to the fair) and include a commemorative Belgian-style beer glass and five tasting tickets. The event is located at the Gazebo Green near the Food Court stage and takes place on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 to 10pm. (Savor is a 21+ event.)The Live & Local Concert Series is brought to you by Rhythm & Rye and Olympia Jazz Central. Savor South Sound is presented by the Thurston County Fair Foundation, WSU Thurston County Extension, and Fish Tale Ales. Visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org for more information about these fabulous events and many other wonderful activities at this year’s fair. Facebook17Tweet0Pin0
Dearborn Market, HolmdelDJ Luccarelli and his niece, Emily Lucarelli, marketing director for Dearborn Farms,.The family business is now in its fourth generation.Dearborn Market, Holmdel, formerly Dearborn Farms, is the Luccarelli family and has been since 1925. The land on the corner of Centerville Road and Route 35, was farmed by current marketing director Emily Luccarelli’s great grandfather, Frank Sr. and grandfather Dominick.Frank Luccarelli , Emily’s dad, is the market’s president and oversees the operation with his brother DJ. Dearborn has been on the same site for 86 years and started its retail operation in the 1960s.The deli and greenhouses were added in the 1980s and the market continues to be a destination for fresh produce, baked goods, gift baskets, garden plants and supplies even as the farmland that dominated the Holmdel area turns into housing tracks, condominiums and commercial enterprises.“Besides our base produce, grocery, and baked goods day-in, day-out business, there are seasonal spurts,” Emily says, “with our garden center busy during the spring/summer growing season, and our gift business picking up during the holidays.”Dearborn also works closely with schools, clubs and groups who sell their homemade pies as fundraisers and have done so for years.What sets Dearborn apart, Emily says, is its Italian food and specialty items. It’s Italian sampler basket of non-perishable salami, cheeses and antipasto items is a popular item for locals and area residents who move out of state. It can be ordered and picked up in the store or ordered on-line as a present or even a gift to yourself.Emily smiles when she tells the story of a customer who moved to Seattle and could not get Dearborn Italian sausage they were accustomed to. “They called and begged us to ship the sausage,” Emily says; “ they would have even taken it frozen. But, “she continues, “we found a way to pack and ship overnight for them and they could not have been happier.”Dearborn has done catalogues and direct mail but finds, like Delicious Orchards and Sickles, word of mouth and repeat customers are the best advertising. Dearborn reaches out to its internet savvy customers through Facebook and Twitter and is in the process of a major upgrade to its website and on-line ordering.“Our new website will offer customers a lot more flexibility in what they order, how it is packaged and shipped,” Emily explains. “However, today,” she points out, “ Holmdel and the surrounding communities are pretty mature areas where shoppers are use to, and enjoy, traditional ‘go to the store’ shopping experiences. “It’s our job to maintain that side of the business,” she says, “and also to prepare for the future where web savvy customers want to order on-line and have their food or gift items delivered or shipped.”Website: http://www.dearbornmarket.com Story & Photos by Art PetrosemoloThree of Monmouth Country’s popular “farm markets” have made the transition to the 21st century big time. Behind the pies and produce, they have a strong web presence and are taking on-line orders from across the country, as well as communicating with customers through social networking platforms including Facebook and Twitter.These days, when most of us have friends and family spread across the globe, it’s nice to know that we can send them a taste of home with just a few clicks of the mouse.Sickles Market, Little SilverBob Sickles, Sickles Market, runs his family’s 103-year old specialty food market and garden center in Little Silver. The market sits on family land that dates back to a Kings Grant in 1663 and his dad, 84 is still working. He farms the land and the results – both fruits and vegetables – are sold in the market.Sickles went from a seasonal operation to year-round in the mid 1990s and added a new building to support its growth. It sells local produce, baked goods, gourmet groceries, meats, artisan cheese, flowers and gifts and, during the growing season, has a very large garden center.Some 130 employees keep Sickles a customer-focused store and Bob sees that both his sales people and managers are trained in service and empowered to make things right.To separate itself from the competition, Sickles likes to sell unique, local products both in the store and on-line. One of its recent successes is Mazi Piri-Piri hot sauce developed by a local chef Peter Mantas that was featured in Saveur magazine and on the magazine website.Bob recently returned from a buying trip to Italy and the market as well as the on-line store will feature many, non-perishable, authentic items from different parts of Italy including cookies, candies, olive oil and the like.“Business is still seasonal,” Bob says, “ but on-line sales, fresh produce, and the other unique offerings of the market, keep the operation busy during the slower times and allow me to maintain a trained staff year round.”James Davidson runs the Sickles on-line store and Jackie Hall, a recent edition to the team, oversees the market’s customer service program. “We have the greatest respect for Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor (MI),” Bob says, “and the way they go to market and service their customers with a variety of focused businesses. We learned a great deal from them that has been personalized for our operation.”On-line sales are still a small but a growing part of Sickles business and Bob emphasizes, “We are learning what makes sense for us. Our customers want unique items they cannot buy elsewhere and although the goods may not be the lowest in price, they recognize the ‘value’ and quality and that’s what keeps them coming back or ordering on-line.”Besides Bob’s dad who works every day, his mom handles the mail, brother Ted runs the nursery, daughter Tori does marketing and wife Leslie handles some gift sales. It’s just the way Sickles retail and on-line customers want it.Website: http://shop.sicklesmarket.comDelicious Orchards, Colts NeckBill McDonald, owner of Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck, met his wife when they worked for DO for the Barclay family as teens. Bob’s daughter Keri says once her dad got his hands on produce, he knew what he wanted to do. “You can still find him, most mornings, stacking tomatoes and talking to customers,” she says.Like Sickles and Dearborn, Delicious Orchards was a small farm stand at Eastmont (Route 537, Colts Neck). Owner Carroll W. Barclay began to move from its traditional farm, wholesale roots to a mix of wholesale and retail after WW II. He opened a small stand in 1959, built a 1200 foot site the following year and added three additions as business grew to its current size. The Barclay family (which still operates Eastmont Orchards) sold to a management team including Bill McDonald in the late 1970s. Bill’s partners retired during the last decade and Delicious Orchards is now all McDonald family owned and operated.Three of the McDonald children – Keri, Mike and Erin – on the job at Delicious Orchards, Colts Neck.Keri , who does some of the marketing and handles gift boxes and baskets, her sister Erin and brothers Chris and Mike are all part of the Delicious Orchards management. “We all worked here growing up; we went to college, came back and pretty much asked our dad if he would take us into the business,” Keri says. “This truly is a family run operation.”Some 200 employees keep Delicious Orchards running and it prides itself on high quality, no preservatives, baked or made on premise goods. People come from far and wide for the apple cider, pies, bread, cinnamon or powdered donuts and they leave the store with a lot more. More than 2.5 million people visit DO every year, many during the peak fall harvest months.DO has sold through catalogs since the 1980 and mailings reached their high in the early 1990s. “Increased cost of printing and postage has made mass catalog mailings impossible today,” Keri explains, “but the growth of the internet and on-line sales has taken up the slack.”“Food always has been a good gift or thank you,” she says, “for people who have just about everything. And, if they are quality goods, something remembered from their childhood, attractively packaged (box or basket) and wrapped, it continues to make an impression.”DO handles its on-line and catalog order fulfillment from the original Eastmont site employing a number of customer service and fulfillment people seasonally to meet order demand. DO communicates with its customer base through Facebook and Twitter and has made the transition to servicing a clientele with changing purchasing habits.Keri says that customers favor boxes rather than baskets in on-line ordering and lean toward assortments of fruits, cookies and brownies. The DO boxes are printed and wrapped with a special ribbon for presentation.Delicious Orchards is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season and recently printed its second cookbook with many traditional recipes used at the store for decades, some of which feature DO items exclusively.Website: http://www.deliciousorchardsnjonline.com
By John BurtonSHREWSBURY – The state Department of Environmental Protection is calling on area mayors and community groups to help stem the tide of contaminates in the Navesink River.With recent studies conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that indicate higher levels of contamination from bacterial matter, state environmental officials believe local government and community groups can play an important role in informing the public and curtailing the problem.“Water quality’s degrading on the upper portions of the Navesink,” warned Bob Schuster, chief of the DEP’s Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring, with researchers finding elevated levels of fecal coliform contamination. Based upon analysis of the data collected in the DEP studies, state officials have suspended any shellfish harvesting from 565.7 acres of the river area, downgrading it from restricted to prohibited in 2015, according to Schuster.Schuster, who was joined by DEP Assistant Commissioner Daniel M. Kennedy, made these observations to the Two River Council of Mayors which conducted a special summer meeting on Thursday Aug. 4, attended by environmental groups and others.DEP studies revealed higher levels of fecal coliform (CFU) in certain areas of the river, such as in Red Bank’s Oyster Point, and off of Maple and Chapin avenues. Researchers found high levels of domestic animal and wildlife signature as well as human signature contamination. In Middletown, in the area of Marion Lake and McClees Creek, there were higher levels of domestic and wildlife signature discharge.Along with that, Schuster explained after a rain event, the bacteria level readings were usually considerably higher.Around McClees Creek, Monmouth County inspectors looked at the site and found horse stall muckings and horse manure dumped on the water’s edge; those inspectors, Schuster said, found a horse farm in the immediate area, with state and county inspectors telling the farm owners they had to clean up the area and dispose of the animal waste in an approved manner.With the situation, Schuster advised the mayors and others “There are things that can be done.”Anthony V. CosentinoThe DEP will continue to monitor the situation and search for the source point pollution and are willing to work with local government, environmental and community groups. “We’re here to help going forward,” Schuster said.On the local level, state officials said, officials could help get the word out to the public about the situation. It would be helpful to stress to the public about cleaning up after dogs and other pets, and to be conscious of other sources of pollution that can easily make its way into storm drains and eventually water ways, Schuster pointed out.“There are things that can be done from a land use, planning perspective,” Kennedy added, with local government reviewing its requirements for impervious surfaces and storm water management for land development projects coming before local planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment.“There’s no one size fits all solution here, no magic bullet,” Kennedy acknowledged, but adding there are incremental steps that will improve the situation.“The main thing is no blame game here,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the environmental group Clean Ocean Action, stressing that pointing fingers at possible culprits is not the answer. “Just find it and fix it.”Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said the recently reformed Navesink River Municipalities Committee will play and an important role in educating the public.“I think a lot of this is common sense stuff. I think a lot of this is awareness,” said committee chairman Brian Rice, agreeing his committee will cooperate on education. “I think we can do a lot.”“The bottom line is,” Lucarelli pointed out, “if we get the source” and correct it, “the river can clean itself.”“There shouldn’t be a panic,” concerning using the water way for recreation, including fishing, Schuster stressed. And now the plan is to work with the local groups, he added.The Two River Council of Mayors will take up the issue at its regular September meeting and formulate a plan for moving forward, said Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who chairs the council.The Two River Council of Mayors is an informal group of elected officials representing 12 communities who meet monthly much of the year to discuss issues relevant to the region.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Castlegar Rebels are quietly resting waiting for its next playoff opponent after disposing the Spokane Braves in five games.The odds-on favourite to play the Rebels in the Murdoch Final is the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. But the Nelson Leafs have a thing or two to say about who will be making the trip to the Sunflower City later this week.Cameron Dobransky slammed in a centering pass from Colton Malmsten with less than three minutes remaining in the third period to snap a 4-4 tie and power the Leafs to a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind victory in game six of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch semi final Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. The win evens the best-of-seven series at 3-3 with game seven Wednesday in Fruitvale.“I was amazed that it went in at first,” said a beaming Dobransky from outside the jubilant Leaf dressing room.“(Colton) Malmsten was right behind the net. We made eye contact and he made a great feed out to me . . ..” added the 17-year-old Pentictonite. “I’m pretty sure I had my eyes closed when I took the shot but it went in that’s the main thing.“That’s the biggest high of my life right now.”Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones was beside himself trying to explain what just happened.After controlling his emotions, the veteran Junior B skipper had this to say about the collapse of his team.“We were just (awful) in the third period,” Jones exclaimed. “We had two defencemen that could play. The rest of them were terrible.”“And I couldn’t believe the effort,” he added. “Like (our guys) come out and play that soft in the third period of a game that could end it. We have a two-goal lead and we come back and we give them a goal. . . ..We give it to them. It’s just unbelievable.”The Hawks looked to have this game in the bag and a trip to the next round of the playoffs.Riding the leadership and goal scoring of Ryon Sookro, who bagged a goal and an assist to lift Beaver Valley to a 4-2 lead 49 seconds into the third period, all the visitors had to do was play out the period and the series was over in six.But quicker than game announcer Gord Davis could announce the Beaver Valley power play goal by Arie Postmus, Colton Schell got the Leafs back to within a goal by sweeping a loose puck past Michael Vlanich. The Beaver Valley netminder had lost his balance after making the save giving Schell a wide-open net.Despite the quick score by Nelson, Beaver Valley still looked to have just enough as the teams plodded though the third period.That was until Dallon Stoddart streaked into the Beaver Valley end on a partial breakaway. Vlanich was equal to the test, making a remarkable save. But Stoddart’s effort seem to inspire the Leafs, who scored the tying marker seconds later when Evan J. Moir beat Vlanich from close range.Two minutes later Dobransky completed the comeback with his third goal of the series.“Motivation . . . positive attitude in the room. Nobody wanted to go home early,” Dobransky explained. “We want to be here until the middle of March. We want to go all the way and that’s what picked us up, made us continue on and comeback for another game.”Connor Enright and Patrick Martens gave Nelson a 2-1 first period lead. Postmus scored for Beaver Valley.In the second, Sookro on the power play and Derek Lashuk gave the Hawks a 3-2 advantage.Nelson out shot the Hawks 29-25 with Marcus Beesley registering his third home-ice victory of the playoffs.“So it’s come back down to again of who wants it the most,” Jones said.Stay tuned Rebel faithful.OVERTIME: Gavin Currie led the Leafs with two points in the game. . . .Nelson snipers Dustin Johnson and Joel Stewart did not play in game six. Johnson was suspended after receiving a game misconduct with 34 seconds remaining in game five. Stewart has left the team for person reasons said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. . . .Raymond Reimer also missed the game due to injury. . . .The Nelson Bantam Reps, off to Smithers in March for the Tier III Bantam Provincials, raised more than $900 during a fundraiser at Tuesday’s game. The team held a bake sale along with a paper-airplane toss into a passing new 2011 Ford Ranger truck. . . . The game attendance was 591. . . . At the end of the game while the Leafs were heading to celebrate the win with goalie Marcus Beesley, Colton Malmsten clipped Tyler Collins of the Hawks on the helmet with his stick. Collins was down on the ice for several minutes before leaving under his own power. No penalty was email@example.com
Despite a fourth place showing in league standings, hockey evaluators have noticed the Kootenay Wildcats possess a core group of exciting players.Why else would the B.C. Female AAA Hockey League selected no less than eight players to the upcoming All star game Sunday, at the Events Centre in Langley.Trail’s Christina Bonacci, Erin McLean and Katie Yuris, Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher of Rossland, Castlegar’s Morgan Flynn, Kathryn Haegedorn of Kaslo, Shea Weighill of Nakusp and Holly Nikirk of Invermere were recently selected by B.C. Hockey to appear in the showcase contest.Kootenay manager Mike Bonacci was also selected to be at the game in an official capacity.It’s the most players ever selected for one All Star Game from the Wildcats.A total of 40 players — 12 defencemen, 24 forwards and four goalies — were selected from the five teams in the league.Players were selected based on on- and off-ice performances.An exciting component of the 2011 All Star Game is the skills competition that will be held for the participating all-star players during the intermissions.The skills event includes fastest skater and shoot out competition.Weighill gets honourable mentionIn other Female AAA news, Mackenzie Wong of the Fraser Valley Phantoms was selected player of the month for November.Wong led the Fraser Valley Phantom in points for November with one goal and five assists.The Phantom is currently undefeated with a 12-0 record, which puts them in first place within the FMAAA standings.Weighill, with four goals and three assists for the Wildcats, was one of four players on the honourable mention firstname.lastname@example.org
With all the activities now available to students, schools sports, such as volleyball, has taken a back seat at Trafalgar Junior Secondary in Nelson.Which are primarily why there have been very few boys teams wearing the Thunder jerseys.That’s all changed as Trafalgar has its first boy’s volleyball squad in many years serving, diving and bumping in gymnasiums throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary region.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Boy’s Thunder squad with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, Van Kozak, Nathanial Pan, Amran Bhabra, Joe Davidson, Drake Proctor, Kaleb Percival, Mason Scott, Matti Erickson, Ben Thast, Dylan Mowery and coach Staci Proctor.
Martinez, a May 2019 business administration graduate of UIW, will oversee the Southland’s internal office operations, lead the league’s meeting planning and operations, and manage other administrative duties. “We are very pleased to welcome Danielle to the Southland office,” Burnett said. “It’s great to have another former Southland student-athlete join the league’s administrative team, and we believe this is the beginning of a great athletics career for Danielle.” FRISCO, Texas — The Southland Conference has named Danielle Martinez, a former all-Southland cross country and track student-athlete and all-Academic selection at the University of the Incarnate Word, as its new office and meetings manager, league Commissioner Tom Burnett announced Friday. A three-time all-Southland performer (Cross Country 2016 and 2018; Steeplechase 2018), Martinez was also a member of the league’s all-Academic Track and Field and Cross Country teams in 2018. The New Braunfels, Texas, native also earned selection to the Southland’s Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll from the Fall 2015 semester through the Spring of 2019. Martinez also earned designation on the UIW Dean’s List from the Spring 2016 through Spring 2019. As a student, she served as a Development and Sponsorship Assistant in the UIW Athletic Department. Prior to that she was involved with marketing and development planning with Incarnate Word’s Student Engagement Center during the 2017-18 academic year. Martinez was an active student participant in UIW’s chapter of the American Marketing Association and served as the women’s distance team captain on UIW’s Track and Field Leadership Committee.
HE’S yours for £32million, Ed.Mauricio Pochettino, the world’s most wanted boss when he led Tottenham to the Champions League final 119 days ago, comes with a hefty price-tag.5 Manchester United should go for Mauricio Pochettino – but it would cost them £32mCredit: GettyBut look at it another way — it is £14m cheaper than midfielder Fred, a complete flop since he arrived 15 months ago and a standout example of Manchester United’s malaise.United, who first courted Poch when they fired Louis van Gaal in May 2016 and again just days before Jose Mourinho was sent packing last December, are likely to try again at some point.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who squeezed past League One Rochdale on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, is feeling the strain.The job of reviving United, of fighting it out for football’s big prizes, is beyond him, despite what club chief Ed Woodward claims in public.5POCH’S TORTUOUS WEEKEvery result is forensically analysed, with poor performances against Dale, West Ham and Astana in their last three games adding to the unease around the place. Arsenal, at home on Monday, is a biggie.By then the future of Pochettino will be clearer because he will be judged by Spurs fans during their home game against Southampton.It feels like he needs to win, and to win well, after another tortuous week.After the Carabao Cup shootout defeat against Colchester United on Tuesday, he admitted to cracks inside the first-team dressing room.Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have all had beefs with the world’s most wanted.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FALLOUTYesterday, when he adopted a sunnier disposition, Poch maintained he is the man to put things right.Spurs, who have faith in their highly-regarded head coach to start winning again, can cope with one sticky run.The problem is whether Poch is really in for the next cycle, with the widely- accepted White Hart Lane view that another squad overhaul is due.After five years during which he has overseen a change of personnel, added noughts to the valuations of some ordinary footballers, ushered them into their sparkly new stadium and led them to a European Cup final, he is entitled to think about his future.He was upset by the celebrations at the post-Champions League final banquet, when Spurs top brass drank and sang and toasted their success until the early hours.5The failure to win, to beat Liverpool in Madrid that night, hurt Poch more than he has ever let on.It was the culmination of five years’ hard graft and the Argentinian was desperate to have something to show for it by landing the biggest prize in European club football.That abridged version of his spell in North London would wipe out most people.In the summer, when Max Allegri announced a year-long sabbatical, Poch was known to covet the Juventus job.The Agnelli family turned to Maurizio Sarri, with his £5m buyout clause at Chelsea making it more appealing.Poch is an expensive acquisition.SPURS-UNITED BAD RELATIONSWhen he signed a new five-year deal at the start of last season, he did so without inserting any exit clauses into his contract.It means the cream of Europe — Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, United — would have to pay up his contract, which has three years and nine months to run, in full.Poch earns around £8.5m a year, but there is no chance of getting him on the cheap.For United to poach a rival Premier League manager, it would be a complicated process.There is discord between Spurs and United, a fractious relationship between the top brass after years of rancour over player sales.Teddy Sheringham, Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov all forced Daniel Levy’s hand to make the move to Old Trafford happen. It has not been forgotten.Spurs chairman Levy, who has turned down an official approach from Real Madrid and an unofficial move by Chelsea for his manager, does not want to let him go.PRESSURE BUILDS ON OLEThe problem is Poch and his failure to unequivocally pass on the message to his employer and his players that he is staying.Nobody can say for certain.The firm view at Old Trafford, based on soundings taken in the game, is that Pochettino wants away.If that is correct, he could do with a break first.This job is chaotic, with the pressures and the demands on the top managers turning them into emotional wrecks.He needs a period of introspection, some time to recover as he comes to terms with the first serious wobble of his Spurs career.Solskjaer has different pressures, with United’s 659million worldwide fanbase all seeming to have their say on social media.It makes grim reading for him.They want the winning feeling again, longing for those giddy days when they could turn up and expect to see their boys triumph.It is stodgy stuff, with United’s players struggling to adapt to Solskjaer’s methods.latest Manchester United newsLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in training5He has boardroom backing, but the possibility of taking Pochettino to the Theatre of Dreams will always be a temptation.To make it happen, it will cost them £32m.For United, it’d be worth every penny.5 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is facing a big struggle at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty
SON HEUNG-MIN has been pictured carrying a gun while being put through his paces during military training in South Korea.The Tottenham star is currently at a base in Seogwipo on Jeju Island off the south coast of his home country.3 Son has been pictured in military training3 Wearing the 136 helmet, Son can be seen carrying a gun and wearing a bulletproof helmetAlready adept at rifling footballs into the bottom corner of Premier League nets, the 27-year-old has been learning how to fire rifles for real as part of the training.The superstar has been photographed holding the weapon while wearing camouflage gear and a bulletproof helmet.He has also been exposed to tear gas, as well as completing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercises.In addition, Son has been undergoing “discipline education”, which could come in handy if asked to spend the majority of matches under Jose Mourinho chasing opposition full-backs when football resumes.Spurs are back in training in his absence, but he should be fighting fit upon his return – having been put through combat drills during his service.Men in South Korea are required to complete 21 months of national service before the age of 28.Son earned exemption after he guided his country to gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, but the former Bayer Leverkusen man is still required to serve three weeks after he returned to South Korea in March.Prior to his departure for Korea, Son had been out of action with a fractured arm.3 Son fractured his arm back in FebruaryCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidThe injury was sustained in the dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in February, a game in which he scored a last-gasp winner.Spurs failed to win any of the following six matches in his absence, prior to the suspension of football caused by Covid-19.Domestic football is set to return in Korea on Friday, with the Asian country having dealt expertly with the coronavirus pandemic.It has recorded just 255 deaths and 10,806 confirmed cases.Tottenham star Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service including live-fire drills
Tuvalua has never won a gold medal at the Pacific Games, only settling for silver and bronze in the past.Competing in powerlifting in the 120kg category, the 29 year old lifted a total of 337.5kg in the squat; 182.5kg in the bench press; and 285kg in the deadlift.He beat two other powerlifters from Nauru who settled for silver and bronze.Asked how he felt, a shy Ioesefa said he was a proud man but also surprised at how well he had done at the Games.He said he had only started fully training in 2013 and had not much international exposure.“I feel so proud to be the first to win gold for my country and make history. There will be big celebrations when I get back home to Tuvalu,” said Ioesefa.The small nation of Tuvalu has so far won two bronze in powerlifting and two silver medals in weightlifting for the Oceania Junior division at the 2015 Pacific Games.