Thursday, August 25, 2016

"Reflections In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Reflections In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Reflections in the fog of Grace Bailey and Mercantile anchored in Downeast Maine.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

University of California Merced Men's Soccer Falls To Oaks 1-0

Photo is courtesy of University of California Merced
Although the score didn't fall in favor of the University of California, Merced men's soccer team Tuesday afternoon, there was definitely never a dull moment in the 1-0 loss.

The Bobcats started from behind against Menlo College in their season-opener, conceding a goal just three minutes into the game.

After the kick in the teeth to start, the Bobcats recovered and, after a fiery halftime speech, started to play their own style of soccer. Sparked by the speed of Christian Basulto and Derick Zamora, UC Merced had turned the page and was consistently putting pressure on the Menlo defense.

After a game filled with fouls, cards, and a bit of referee controversy, things hit a boiling point in the 76th minute after a scuffle in the Menlo box led to two Oaks players being ejected, including the starting keeper.

Holding a two-man advantage, the Bobcats threw everything they could into the box for the final 15 minutes of the game.

Three different times the Bobcats hit the crossbar or post in those final 15 minutes, but it just wasn't mean to be. Despite the 13-7 advantage in shots, UC Merced were stuck with the season-opening loss.

Starting keeper Alan Ochoa made three saves in the start, while Bernardo Garcia came off the bench to start the second half and was untested.

The Bobcats will get more than a week to think about the game, as their next match won't come until September 2nd when they travel to The Masters College. That game starts at 4:00 PM.

"Early Morning Fog At Stonington" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Early Morning Fog At Stonington" by Doug Mills
Schooners Timberwind, Nathaniel Bowditch and Victory Chimes anchored in the early morning fog at Stonington, Maine.





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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Anchored Near Castine" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Anchored Near Castine" by Doug Mills
Maine schooners Mistress and Victory Chimes join the rest of the windjammer fleet anchored near Castine Maine.





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Monday, August 22, 2016

Final Five, Biles are among Olympic finalists for USOC's Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games


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RIO DE JANEIRO – The Final Five, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team that won the team title, and Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, are among the Rio 2016 Olympic Games finalists for the United States Olympic Committee’s Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of Games, which recognize the outstanding performances of Team USA athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The Team USA Awards honor the athletes and teams of the Games in six categories:
  • Female Athlete of the Olympic Games, presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods
  • Male Athlete of the Olympic Games
  • Team of the Olympic Games, presented by Dow
  • Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games, presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods
  • Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games, presented by The Hartford
  • Team of the Paralympic Games, presented by Dow
A nominating committee selected the 2016 Olympic finalists for the individual athlete and team

Three second half goals lead Menlo to 3-0 win over Willamette

ATHERTON, Calif. – Menlo College Men's Soccer remained perfect on Saturday afternoon on Wunderlich Field as they got a trio of second half goals, two from senior Ryan Onizuka and a career first goal for freshman Noah Aini.  Alex Coates-McDowall added a clean sheet to the cause as he and the Oaks defense fended the limited chances Willamette had in their attacking third. With the win, the Oaks improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Menlo played the vast majority of the game in their attacking third on Saturday, outshooting the Bearcats 16-4 including eight shots on frame. The Oaks applied consistent pressure in the first half, ripping off seven shots, but were unable to get any of them on frame which led to a scoreless 45 minutes of action.

The second half proved to be an entirely different story as it took just six minutes for Ryan Onizuka to swing things in Menlo's favor. Luis Nunez supplied the buildup and put a nice ball out in front of Onizuka who was able to get it off just before the tackle came from the Bearcat defense. His shot beat the keeper far post and the Oaks would take a 1-0 lead.

It remained 1-0 until freshman Noah Aini made his presence felt in the 72nd minute. Having just entered the game moments before, Aini worked off yet another assist from Luis Nunez and drove home a clinical finish to make it 2-0. Just six minutes later Ryan Onizuka nabbed his second goal of the year setup by some great ball movement from Jonny Ensch and Noa Kerr. The Assist was the first for the freshman, Kerr.

Now 2-0, Menlo shifts its focus to its first road game on Tuesday when they travel north to take on former Cal Pac foe UC Merced. The Oaks and Bobcats square off at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.

GABBY DOUGLAS AND LAURA MARANO ADDED TO JUDGES PANEL FOR THE LIVE BROADCAST OF THE 96TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION

Laura Marano
Gabby Douglas
The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and 
Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

The “2017 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live 
 Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 PM ET/PT from Atlantic City’s 
Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network

Atlantic City, NJ - The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and musician and actress Laura Marano will join the esteemed panel of judges for the “2017 Miss America Competition,” which airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam as 52 women compete for the coveted crown and scholarships.

"Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am excited to have the opportunity to judge the competition this year," said Douglas.  “The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!"

Douglas and Marano will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster (VH1’s “Barely

California 7 Day Forecast

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Northern California

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the morning.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 60. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light south southwest in the evening.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 94. Light north northeast wind.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 61.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 59.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 57.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 88.

Southern California

Today
Sunny, with a high near 92. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 94. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 91.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 90.





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"At Anchor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"At Anchor" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammers Angelique and Heritage at anchor off Stonington Maine.






With over 40 years in the arts he brings a wealth of artistic expression to his new designer fashions.  Doug's photos will transport you to a place where life is simple and the unspoiled beauty will take your breath away.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Men's Basketball Gold Caps Rio Olympic Games For Team USA

RIO DE JANEIRO – Kevin Durant made sure Team USA put an exclamation point on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

He scored 30 points as the United States won the gold medal in men’s basketball Sunday, routing Serbia 96-66 after leading by as many as 41 points.

For the first time in history, the United States won both the first gold medal (shooter Ginny Thrasher in women’s 10-meter air rifle) and the last at an Olympic Games in summer competition.

Good shooting played a part in the bookend gold medals. Durant scored 24 points in the first half on 64 percent shooting and in the second quarter he outscored Serbia all by himself 18-14 with seven baskets, including four 3-pointers.

Team USA has now won 25 straight games in Olympic competition dating back to the bronze-medal

IOC President hails Rio 2016 as “iconic Games”

As the Olympic Games Rio 2016 entered the final weekend of competition, IOC President Thomas Bach offered a glowing assessment of the athletic achievements, the sports venues and the spirit of the Brazilian people.

"We have seen iconic athletes across all the sports,” he told reporters at a wrap-up media briefing. “The level of competition over all the sports was extremely high, and I can only congratulate the athletes for their stunning performances. This is only possible if you have excellent venues.”

He added, “The Brazilians were great hosts and united behind these Games. With the joy of life of the Brazilians, they turned this into a great party for everybody.”

President Bach also cited what he called “iconic stories” from the Rio 2016 Games, a series of

"At Stonington" The Maine Windjammer Project

"At Stonington" by Doug Mills
Maine historic schooners Timberwind, Victory Chimes and Nathaniel Bowditch at Stonington, Maine.





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MEN’S SOCCER EDGED IN EXHIBITION AT SANTA CLARA

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara scored a pair of goals over a seven minute stretch in the first half before Sacramento State blanked the Broncos over the last 63 minutes of play in a 2-0 final Saturday night in an exhibition.

Santa Clara, an NCAA Tournament team last season that received votes in the NSCAA Preseason Top-25 poll, had a 10-1 shot advantage in the first half but the Hornets were 5-4 in shots in the second half. Sacramento State also had the only shot on goal in the second half after putting one try on goal in the first half.

Junior forward Carlos Delgadillo, who led the West Coast Conference with 10 goals last season, scored both goals for the Broncos on Saturday. He got the home team on the board in the 20th minute, taking a through ball from Andres Jimenez with a touch around Hornet goalkeeper Philip Bru.

In the 27th minute, a Jimenez corner kick was headed into the box by Parker Holland to the feet of Delgadillo for his second score of the game. Junior Cylus Sandoval had the first Hornet shot on goal just a few seconds later but was denied by Santa Clara goalkeeper Dakota Havlick.

The Broncos had a 9-1 edge in corner kicks in the first half but were permitted just two in the second half when the Hornets had six. Neither team had a shot on goal through the first 39 minutes of the second half with senior Bert Corona recording the only shot on frame in the 84th minute.

Bru finished with two saves for Sacramento State and was the only Hornet to play all 90 minutes. Corona and junior Trevor Jackson each had two shots to lead the team.

Santa Clara used two keepers in the game with both making one save while Delgadillo led all players with four shots in the game.

The Hornets open the regular season on Friday, traveling to CSU Bakersfield for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Simone Biles selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Four-time Olympic champion Biles becomes first gymnast to lead
U.S. Olympic delegation into Closing Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO –
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles was selected to lead the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team into Sunday's (Aug. 21) Closing Ceremony as flag bearer, as announced today by the United States Olympic Committee. Biles was chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA members.

In her Olympic debut, Biles won team and individual gold medals in the women’s all-around, vault and floor exercise, also adding a fifth medal – bronze – on balance beam. She became the first American gymnast to win four golds at a single Games and one of only four women to accomplish the feat in Olympic history, joining Larissa Latynina (1956), Vera Caslavska (1968) and Ekaterina Szabo (1984). 



"It's an incredible honor to be selected as the flag bearer by my Team USA teammates,” said Biles. “This experience has been the dream of a lifetime for me and my team and I consider it a privilege to represent my country, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics by carrying our flag. I also wish to thank the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the entire country of Brazil, for hosting an incredible Games.”

Widely considered the best gymnast of her generation, Biles’ Olympic medal haul extended her U.S. record to 18 individual medals combined in world and Olympic competition over the last three years. Her historic performance propelled the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to a total of nine medals in Rio, surpassing the team’s previous high of eight from the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. The nine medals are the most won by any women’s team since the Soviet Union claimed 10 medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. 



Biles is only the second gymnast to serve as Team USA’s flag bearer, in either the Opening or Closing Ceremony, and the first-ever female gymnast to earn the honor. Alfred Jochim is the only other American gymnast to previously serve as flag bearer, leading the U.S. delegation into the Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games.   


U.S Olympic Team Flag Bearers – Closing Ceremony

1952     Bob Kurland, Basketball             

1956     Pete Rademacher, Boxing       

1960     Mike Troy, Swimming                  

1964     Don Schollander, Swimming        

1968     Al Oerter, Track and Field              

1972     Mike Burton, Swimming

1976     Willie Davenport, Track and Field      
1984     Jeff Blatnick Wresting 

1988     Terry Schroeder, Water Polo

1992     Peter Westbrook, Fencing 

1996     Michael Matz, Equestrian              
2000     Rulon Gardner, Wrestling             

2004     Mia Hamm, Soccer                

2008     Khatuna Lorig, Archery               

2012     Bryshon Nellum, Track and Field 

2016     Simone Biles, Gymnastics

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Maine's tall ship the three masted schooner Victory Chimes in the fog off Rockland, Maine.





With over 40 years in the arts he brings a wealth of artistic expression to his new designer fashions.  Doug's photos will transport you to a place where life is simple and the unspoiled beauty will take your breath away.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Girl Meets World "Girl Meets the Real World" Airs TONIGHT, August 19th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World' will be able to watch, enjoy an all  new episode Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 8:30pm EDT/PDT entitled "Girl Meets the Real World".

In this episode, Riley experiences trouble with her debate assignment when she must argue whether people are naturally good or evil.

This series stars Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, Sabrina Carpenter as Maya, Peyton Meyer as Lucas Friar, August Maturo as Auggie Matthews, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely-popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000).
Photos are credited to Disney Channel.

"Sailing From Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sailing From Rockland" by Doug Mills
Historic schooners Stephen Taber, built 1871 and Victory Chimes,built 1900 sailing from Rockland, Maine.





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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, JoJo Siwa Attends 2016 Industry Dance Awards And Cancer Benefit Show

Hollywood, California - Dancers Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler,  JoJo Siwa looking gorgeous in their outfits attends the 2016 Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show on August 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Lia Marie Johnson Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Los Angeles, California - Nineteen year old actress Lia Marie Johnson looking simply beautiful wearing a black/blue dress and black heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Olivia Holt Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Los Angeles, California - Nineteen year old actress, singer Olivia Holt looking simply stunning wearing a silver/black dress and silver heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
 Photos are credited to Olivia.

Bethany Mota Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old video blogger Bethany Mota looking simply beautiful wearing a pink dress and gray heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Ryan Newman Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old actress Ryan Newman looking simply fabulous wearing a colorful pattern top, black shorts and heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Madison Pettis Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old actress Madison Pettis looking simply beautiful wearing a blue jumpsuit and black heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Skai Jackson Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood

Photo Credit: Skai
Los Angeles, California - Fourteen year old actress Skai Jackson looking simply gorgeous wearing a floral dress and black heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

"In The Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In The Harbor" by Doug Mills
Nathaniel Bowditch [Ladona], Angelique, Olad and Isaac H Evans in the harbor at Rockland Maine.





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Kelli Berglund Attends Variety's Power Of Young Hollywood


























Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old actress Kelli Berglund looking simply stunning wearing a floral Vince Camuto outfit and black heels attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood at NeueHouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.