New Pedestrian Recycling Containers Coming To Downtown Olympia

first_imgSubmitted by the City of OlympiaBeginning November 21, 2012, six new pedestrian recycle containers will be conveniently located for public use throughout downtown Olympia. The new blue, 24-gallon, metal recycle containers will be placed next to existing garbage cans for convenience, familiarity and ease of use. Each container lists the acceptable items for recycling (cans, plastic and glass bottles and newspapers). Locations are as follows:4th  Avenue and Cherry Street (in front of City Hall);Washington Street and State Street (in front of Intercity Transit);4th Avenue and Capitol Way;4th  Avenue and Franklin Street;5th Avenue and Capitol Way; and5th Avenue and Washington Street (in front of Wind Up Here Toys).Containers are strictly for pedestrian and public use and are not intended to replace or supplement business or multifamily recycling.The containers provide public users of downtown Olympia the opportunity to recycle while visiting instead of throwing recyclable items in the garbage. Each recycle container can hold approximately 100 cans or plastic bottles.The containers were purchased and installed by the City’s Waste ReSources. Collection will be performed by the City of Olympia’s Ambassador Program, Clean Team. Clean Team members will monitor and empty containers weekly. They will collect and sort the contents to be recycled, and the Waste ReSources Collectors will haul it for recycling on their regular route. If successful, Waste ReSources will be looking into adding additional recycle containers in the coming year. Facebook7Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Middletown’s Phil Murphy Runs For Governor

first_imgDemocrat To Focus On EconomyBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – It’s about a year-and-a-half away before New Jersey residents cast a vote for their next governor and probably quite a while before voters start thinking seriously about that election. But it isn’t too early to campaign and announce one’s candidacy, believes Monmouth County’s own Philip D. Murphy, who has thrown his hat into that ring.Businessman and former U.S. ambassador to Germany, Murphy, 58, a Middletown resident, and Democrat, who at the time of his announcement last week was the first declared Democratic candidate for the 2017 gubernatorial contest, a race to determine who will succeed two-term Republican Chris Christie.Despite the fact that the race is a long way away–and probably most people, if they’re thinking about politics at all, have their attention fixed on the presidential race escapades—Murphy and his family decided it was the opportune time to break out of the starting gate.“If we can in a small way get to a better debate, get the state back on its feet sooner rather than later,” Murphy said in an interview with The Two River Times this week about his announcement, “I want to be part of that.”Murphy has had a successful career in business, having worked for about 20 years for Goldman Sachs multinational investment banking firm, holding a number of positions with the company. Before ending his full-time career with the company’s management in 2003, Murphy headed up the company’s Frankfurt, Germany, operations as well as other high-placed spots level positions. He has also been active on a number of philanthropic and civic fronts, establishing with his wife, Tammy, a teen helpline called 2nd Floor, for 180 Turning Lives Around, an organization that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families, and working with other charitable organizations over the years; Murphy had been for a period the organization’s board president. He has also co-chaired Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future, a national task force studying public education; and Richard Codey, while serving as acting governor in 2005, selected Murphy to head up a task force looking at public service pensions and health benefits.Murphy hasn’t held elected office but has dabbled in national politics. He served as national finance chair for the Democratic National Committee under then-chairman Howard Dean (who, Murphy said, he considers a friend) from 2006 to 2009. According to his bio provided by the campaign, Murphy raised in the neighborhood of $300 million over that period for the national political party.Following his tenure with the DNC, President Barack Obama nominated Murphy to be the Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, and with the U.S. Senate’s approval, Murphy served in that posting from 2009 until 2013.Going forward with the campaign Murphy said, “The economy is ‘job one’ in this state.”He pointed out New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains high compared to the rest of the region (and higher as the national percentage); employment hasn’t recouped yet from 2007, prior to the “Great Recession”; New Jersey has one of the highest percentage of long term unemployed (more than six months) of any state; and, Murphy said, we lead the nation in “zombie foreclosures”—where homeowners have walked away from their properties.“Those are just the facts. I wish they weren’t but they are,” he said.With a background in the private sector, in international economies, of “What works, what doesn’t,” as well as an appreciation for the public sector’s ability, Murphy maintained he has the right stuff to create jobs and right the New Jersey ship after eight years of Christie.The next governor, Murphy is convinced, needs to be “prepared to make decisions based upon what’s best for the next generation,” as opposed to “what’s best for his or her next election.”“Too many, it seems on both sides of the aisle, just kick the can down the road, borrowing from our kids’ future to make up for the lack of discipline today,” he added. “We need a leader who says enough, stop, we’re not doing that anymore.”Murphy is the youngest of four kids, growing up in a working class family outside of Boston, Massachusetts. His family were loyal Democrats, where John and Robert Kennedy were revered. Those were his roots, the commitment to hard work and the belief that the Democratic Party is dedicated to helping all, especially the middle class improve their lives, which they believe benefits the whole country, Murphy maintained. “No matter how much success I’ve had in the private and public sector,” he said, “nothing has taken me off of that set.“That’s where I started and that’s where I remain.”The campaign is just getting under way but Murphy has begun the process of reaching out, attending events, working the phones to raise money and heighten his visibility.With no incumbent, before too much longer he’ll undoubtedly have announced competition for the party’s nomination. Other names purportedly considering testing the political waters are political warhorses state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, from Gloucester County; Union County’s Senator Raymond Lesniak (whose announcement he wouldn’t be running for re-election to the Senate is seen as precipitating his run for the governor’s office) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski, from Middlesex County. Also considering joining the fray on the Democratic side is Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, who had also previously worked for Goldman Sachs.On the GOP side, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown, in Burlington County, has expressed an interest in running, while Ocean County businessman Joseph Rudy Rullo has begun campaigning, establishing a Facebook page. And there is incumbent Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, apparently considering a bid for her boss’s job, as is state Senator Tom Kean Jr., who represents the 21st Legislative District in Morris County and is the son of Gov. Tom Kean.last_img read more

Premier could be suspended for Coronavirus, according to ‘The Telegraph’

first_imgPremier League regulations does not include any emergency measures in case the competition had to be suspended, so it would be necessary to reach an agreement between clubs and the competition itself to decant the end of the competition. Perhaps it would not affect Liverpool, just four wins from winning the league title. Yes, the teams that would downgrade or those that would qualify for European competitions would be in debate.Anyway, if the competition was suspended, real possibility always according to the information of the English press, Liverpool could run out of its coveted Premier. One of the options that are considered is that the season is suspended or, what is the same, that nothing that has happened in the first months of competition had any kind of validity. The effect of Coronavirus continues to alter the normal rhythm of sports competitions. Although in Italy already closed games are going to be held, in the United Kingdom they could take another step. As reportedThe telegraph’ Y ‘Times’, the British government is considering suspending all sporting events in Britain due to the spread of the disease.At the moment, there is no certainty that this will be the case and it continues to depend on the increase in cases in the coming weeks. In the event that the drastic measure was finally adopted, also there would be the possibility that the Premier League matches were played behind closed doors. But what would happen to the competition if the duels are not played?last_img read more

Gayle slump continues

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle failed with single digits for the third straight innings as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) miserable form continued with a 19-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League yesterday.Chasing a paltry 139 for victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB folded meekly for 119 off 19 overs to lose for the ninth time in 12 outings and remain bottom of the standings on five points.Opener Mandeep Singh stroked a top score of 46 from 40 deliveries while Pawan Negi chipped in with 21 from 23 deliveries, but no other batsman passed 10.The left-handed Gayle’s poor form continued when he was dismissed without scoring with the total on one off the fourth ball of the innings, edging a slash at seamer Sandeep Sharma (3-22) to point.Gayle has now managed scores of seven, eight and zero in his last three innings and has garnered a mere 152 runs at an average of 21 this season, with one half-century.Earlier, Axel Patel smashed an unbeaten 38 off 17 deliveries to help rally Kings XI to 138 for seven off their 20 overs after they were sent in.last_img read more

Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Nielestopped Letran’s Jeremiah Taladua in the semifinals to earn his spot in the championship round.Still, it was a huge validation for Nieles given the Cardinals’ woeful campaign this season.“I’m really happy. It shows that even though we’re down, I can prove that some of us can still step up,” he said.Nieles recorded the best time in the first round with 20.7 seconds, leading the list that also had Naboa (21.9 seconds), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (25.8 seconds), and Taladua (27.5 seconds) to qualify for the final round.Also joining the competition were Perpetual’s Keith Pido, Arellano’s Levi dela Cruz, San Sebastian’s Michael Are, San Beda’s Radge Tongco, EAC’s Jervin Guzman, and JRU’s Karl Bordon.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Nieles had a perfect run, but faced a slight hitch when his ball didn’t go down the net after his lay-up.“I wanted to get the ball, but (Naboa) was still shooting a layup,” he said, as he allowed Naboa to shoot two more attempts before taking the ball and cruising to the top of the arc to drill the game-winning jumper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Nieles retained the Skills Challenge plum for Mapua after Darell Menina won the title last year.“I checked Shane’s time last year and he got 24.6 seconds. I felt I needed to best that and I was really inspired with what he did,” he said. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe league’s best speedster remained from Mapua.Cardinal guard JP Nieles ruled the Skills Challenge in the 2017 NCAA Season 93 All-Star, beating St. Benilde rookie Unique Naboa in the Finals on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

Chinese medical team hosts outreach in Kwakwani

first_imgIn an effort to enhance their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and extend their reach across the country, the 13th Chinese Medical Team partnered with logging company Rong-An Inc. to stage a one-day medical outreach in Kwakwani on Saturday.Mikiko Tanaka, UN Resident Coordinator; Dr Rhonda Moore, NAPS Manager; and others participating in the Health WalkThis was as 15 foreign medical practitioners journeyed to the Upper Demerara, Region 10, to offer much need medical services and nutritional advice and care to residents within the area.This initiative, which is unique to the region, was organised by the timber concessionaire that operates in close proximity to the community.While speaking to <> during the event on Saturday, Sara Huang, assistant to the managing director of the organising entity, explained that the initiative was birthed from the already existing relationship between the logging entity and the Kwakwani community.Huang highlighted, “Our company recognises that there is a great portion of people who are unable to receive the necessary medical support, or even sufficient medical support, here in Kwakwani.”Acknowledging the need to bridge the gap in medical services offered in the Upper Demerara community, the logging company reached out to the Chinese Medical Team to organise the outreach.“We organised such a medical programme with the hope that it will provide certain benefits for them (the residents), especially with certain medical advice,” relayed the Rong-An representative.The 13th Chinese Medical Team comprises of practitioners specialised in the fields of gynecology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, ophthalmology, general surgery, as well as neurology.Following the examinations conducted by the doctors, it was highlighted that an alarming number of residents within the area were presented with cases of hypertension and diabetes.With that in mind, the medical practitioners expressed interest in returning to the far-flung community to offer further support, especially with medication and other forms of treatment.Welcoming the initiative was Leona Narine, who is the Assistant Regional Executive Officer of Region 10. Narine told reporters that close to 100 residents benefited from the medical venture.The REO extended gratitude to the teams for their selfless service, and thereby opened the doors for other such ventures in the future.The 13th Chinese Medical Team has been deployed to Guyana for some 5 years now, and has embarked on several similar initiatives to date. Of the 15 doctors as part of this team, 11 of the specialists are currently on attachment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.last_img read more

“One of the league’s best defenders” – Chelsea’s £3.5m player profiled

first_imgDid you know?1. Miazga joined the Red Bulls academy in 2009 and signed a homegrown player contract in 2013, aged 18.2. He made his MLS debut in September 2013 in the 76th minute against Houston Dynamo.3. He has played 38 senior league and play-off appearances in the US.4. Miazga doesn’t require a work permit as he holds a Polish passport; his parents are from the eastern European country and in 2012 he made an appearance for their Under-18 team, before opting to play for the US.5. He made his senior debut for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side last November in a World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Expert eye:Speaking to talkSPORT, retired American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, spoke admirably of the centre back: “[Mizaga’s] a very tall figure. He’s a centre half. He’s come on in the last 18 months incredibly well; he’s currently in with Jurgen Klinsmann’s team as we speak, and this kid’s got a great future ahead of him.”New York Red Bulls manager Jesse Marsch said: “I think in many ways he has been one of the best defenders in the league this year and should be considered in that echelon. His starting points are very high – everything from his mentality, to his awareness, to his athleticism – which means his ceiling is very high.”Video evidence: Chelsea have signed defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls in a reported £3.5m transfer.But who is the 20-year-old? Is he an alternative to £50m-rated defender John Stones?talkSPORT has taken a closer look at the man nearing a move to Stamford Bridge.Name: Matthew MiazgaDate of birth: July 19, 1995 (age 20)Birthplace: Clifton, New Jersey, United StatesPosition: DefenderHeight: 1.93m (6ft 4in)Club: New York Red BullsWhat’s the latest?In his press conference, manager Guus Hiddink revealed Miazga is now a Chelsea player.“He will be one of the squad members for the rest of the season, a young guy stepping up to the national team, and if you have young players you can see what they are capable of in training,” he explained. Miazga has also been monitored by Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City. The reported £3.5m transfer fee is on the low side given he had a year remaining on his current contract at the Red Bull Arena and turned down improved terms before the turn of the new year. New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga 3 3 3last_img read more


first_imgThe 2013 Leitrim Cup sponsored by the Pavilion Golf Shop took place over the Old Tom Morris Links over the bank holiday weekend. The qualifying results were as follows:Saturday 3rd August 1st Peter Smyth 12 with 70 nett2nd Garvan Toye 18 with 73 nett botGross Seamus Connor 5 with 79 gross3rd Pete Gallagher 16 with 73 nett CSS 74Sunday 4th August1st John Casey 7 with 68 nett2nd Brendan Roache 12 with 69 nettGross Mick Gallagher 6 with 79 nett 3rd Denis Harkin 14 with 70 nettCSS 71The match play open draw was then as follows: Denis Harkin vs Peter Smyth Mick Gallagher vs John CaseyPete Gallagher vs Seamus ConnorGarvan Toye vs Brendan RoacheBoth the quarter & semi finals were contested over the Strand Nine.In the first quarter final Peter Smyth overcame Denis Harkin and in the second match John Casey beat Mick Gallagher.In the third match Seamus Conner defeated Peter Gallagher and in the last match Brendan Roache beat Garvan Toye.In the semi finals John Casey defeated Peter Smyth and Brendan Roache beat Seamus Connor.The traditional 18 hole final had the usual large gallery following the final pair in the oldest trophy in the club. Brendan got off to a great start and was 3 up after 3 holes and maintained a lead until the 15th hole which he would win to close the match.The final was played in great spirit and it was great to see the crowds on the fairways in the Valley once again as this was the first time the Leitrim Cup was played over the Strand & Valley nines which opened for full play in September 2009. The Friday 9 hole competition over the Strand Nine on the 2nd of Aug was won by Tommy Ferguson.The gent’s club competition on Wednesday the 31st of July was won by Rod Geddes with 38 pts and the runner up was Johnny Martin with 28 pts.There is a gent’s club competition over the Old Tom Morris Links every Wednesday with entries in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Open Week will begin this Friday the 9th of August and the time-sheets are now open for bookings.All bookings are to be made via the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.The presentation for all Ladies/Gents & Junior prizes will take place in the Golf Pavilion on Tuesday the 13th & Saturday the 17th at 9.30pm sharp.Commiserations to our Barton Shield team who lost to Warrenpoint G.C in the Ulster semi final last Sunday the 4th at Shandon Park Golf Club.Warrenpont were then beaten on tie holes in the Ulster final by a strong Clandeboye side.Many thanks to team captain John Sweeney and to the panel of players and also the caddies that travelled to all the matches to lend their support.Good luck to the Rosapenna Minor League team who will travel to Portsalon for the second leg of the county semi final this Thursday the 8th. The home tie ended 2.5 – 2.5 with Rosapenna four holes up. Travelling support is welcome.In the Irish Senior Cup Rosapenna play Mourne G.C in the Ulster semi final at Royal County Down next Sunday the 18th of August.Fortwilliam G.C play Shandon Park G.C in the other semi final on the same day with the final that same afternoon.Travelling support is welcome.The quarter finals of the 2013 Michael Bonner Singles Match play must be completed by Monday the 2nd of August.All third payments of the staged payment plan for 2013 Membership were due on Monday the 1st of July and must be paid as soon as possible in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Match play team will host Letterkenny G.C at home on Friday the 23rd of August with the first match teeing off at 4.00pm on the Old Tom Morris Links.This is the county semi final first leg. Support on the night is welcome.Mr John Sweeney’s Presidents Day will take place on Saturday the 24th of August.There will be a gents club competition on Sunday the 25th of August.The 2013 Senior & Junior Scratch Cups will take place over both championship links on Saturday the 31st of August.With limited entries members are encouraged to enter as soon as possible to avoiding the waiting list. Entries to the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000 of uncollected club prizes from presentation nights are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.PGA professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground, his contact number is 0044-7789-157654. The Rosapenna Practice Ground is open seven days a week with a ball dispenser in operation.BRENDAN ROACHE WINS THE LEITRIM CUP AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Brendan RoachecompetitionfixturesgolfNoticesROSAPENNAScheduleSportlast_img read more


first_imgCathal DunleavyA THUG who stole the car which killed Garda Robbie McCallion in Letterkenny today pleaded guilty to driving a car at another Garda.Cathal Dunleavy (23), from Meentagh, Glenvar, Kerrykeel, Co Donegal, admitted driving an Opel Corsa car at Garda Patrick Geraghty at Milltown, Kerrykeel on October 18 last year. The incident followed a high speed car chase from Letterkenny to Fanad.Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin told the court that the DPP wished to give full facts in the case later this week including the showing of a 20-minute video of the car chase.Dunleavy was jailed for three years in June 2010 for stealing the car which was driven at Garda McCallion on March 26, 2009. He was on bail at the time of that offence.His co-accused Jamie Grenaghan was later jailed for seven years for causing death by dangerous driving.In court today, Dunleavy pleaded guilty to endangering the life of a Garda, 12 counts of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.The full charges were:1. Endangerment by reversing a silver Opel Corsa in the direction of a Garda Patrick Geraghy which created substantial risk of death or injury.2. Dangerous driving in Letterkenny.3. Dangerous driving at Barrack, Ramelton.4. Dangerous driving at Ballaghdearg, Letterkenny.5. Dangerous driving at Ballykelly, Ramelton.6. Dangerous driving at Ray, Rathmullan7. Dangerous driving at Main Street, Rathmullan8. Dangerous driving at Glebe, Rathmullan9. Dangerous driving at Kerrykeel.10. Dangerous driving at Kinnegar Rathmullan11. Dangerous driving at Kerrykeel12. Dangerous driving at Glenvar, Fanad13. Dangerous driving at Glenvar, Fanad14. Failing to provide a specimen of breath15. Driving without insurance16. Driving whilst disqualifiedAlso before the court was a co-accused Gary Gibbons of Glenvar, Kerrykeel, who faced three charges.He was accused of causing criminal damage by smashing the window of a Garda car, throwing items at a Garda car which could have caused injury and allowing Dunleavy to drive his car.Both men, who were in custody, were remanded to appear again before the court later this week for sentencing.THUG WHO STOLE CAR WHICH KILLED GARDA PLEADS GUILTY TO TRYING TO KILL ANOTHER GARDA was last modified: April 24th, 2013 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) Tags:CATHAL DUNLEAVYTHUG WHO STOLE CAR WHICH KILLED GARDA PLEADS GUILTY TO TRYING TO KILL ANOTHER GARDAlast_img read more


first_imgAll Ireland champions Gráinne and AnraíHERE’S a proud father and daughter after a double All-Ireland gold!Anraí Ó Domhnaill and his daughter Gráinne competed for Donegal at the All Ireland Fleadh Ceoil in Sligo at the weekend against stiff competition from the top singers from the four provinces of Ireland, Britan & USA.And they both came out on top with Anraí winning the Senior Men’s Irish Singing and Gáinne winning Under 12 girls Irish Singing competitions. The duo – members of St Eunan’s GAA Club in Letterkenny – are pictured with their winning trophies.Maith sibh!   ANRAÍ AND GRÁINNE CLAIM DOUBLE ALL-IRELAND TITLES AT FLEADH was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014Anraí Ó DomhnailldonegalDonegal DailyFleadh CeoilGráinne O DomhnaillsligoSt Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more