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first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers should prepare for potential daytime delays on northbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-30, the left lane of northbound I-5 approaching milepost 109 will close.The daytime lane closure will allow Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will trim shrubbery away from the shoulder.This type of work must be done during daylight hours for safety reasons.Commuter toolsAdvance information about construction, maintenance and other work on state highways is available at the Thurston County construction and travel updates web page. Real time information is available on the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 75bhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3fadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E77der( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6w035vWould you ever consider trying this?😱85oCan your students do this? 🌚w03Roller skating! Powered by Firework The skipper of Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli is currently chilling out with his soulmate Anushka Sharma in Bhutan. The captain has celebrated his birthday with her in a lonely place. Kohli is enjoying a much needed break from International cricket at this moment. India are playing against Bangladesh in a T20 series. Virat Kohli is not a part of Indian team in this series. Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian Cricket team in the absence of Kohli.Advertisement On the birthday of Virat Kohli, the fans of Indian cricket have poured their wishes in the social media handles.Kohli turned 31 years old in this year. Indian skipper has currently shifted towards a complete vegetarian diet to stay fit for the next few years of his career.Advertisement Few days back, Anushka Sharma posted a picture with Virat Kohli and they were enjoying their holiday in an unknown village of Bhutan. According to Anushka Sharma, it gave the couple utmost pleasure to stay in touch with the common people. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma both had to go through a lot of speculations of media. Now, they deserve some space to enjoy their own time in a lonely place close to their heart. Advertisement  Sourav Ganguly: Very easy to convince Virat Kohli about D/N tests  Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFox Sports reports the No. 9 has called a press conference for 1pm in Melbourne where he will make the announcement alongside coach Kevin Walters.Smith’s exit coincides with the representative retirements of Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk, which were announced at the end of last year.It means Queensland will need a new captain and hooker for the State of Origin series starting on June 6.The call is likely to springboard Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough into contention for a Queensland debut in game one, while Jake Granville of the Cowboys could be another option.Darius Boyd, Billy Slater or Greg Inglis are the most likely candidates to take over the captaincy, however Boyd has battled form and fitness at Brisbane this season.Since making his debut for Queensland in 2003, Smith has played a record 42 Origins for the Maroons and has been captain of the side since 2012.In that period he has missed just one game – the series opener in 2010 due to injury – and won a record 26 matches.Since playmaker Thurston’s debut in 2005, the pair have played a crucial role in the Maroons’ 11 of the last 12 series victories.— with AAP(Picture: Darren England)last_img read more

first_imgMiguel Cifuentes ‘Cifu’ returns to the starting point. The brave side of Malaga has been again evicted from the comfort zone and is again forced to row against the current. The appearance of Ismael Casas and the confidence of Sergio Pellicer in the youth squad have relegated him to the substitution, role that did not play for more than a year and a half.But the current situation is not a new one for Granada. Since arriving in Malaga in January 2016, there have been many times when he has not been among the preferences of the different blue and white coaches. In fact, he had to go out in search of minutes to Girona six months after his signing (summer 2016) and in January 2018 he left, also on loan, to Albacete.After relegation to the Second Division and due to the problems the club encountered in restructuring the team, given the high number of high chips in the squad Muñiz ended up betting on him as the team’s first right-back and Cifu responded showing good performance. He had an injury that had him six games out of combat and some ups and downs that promptly brought him to the bench for the benefit of Iván Rodríguez. But ended up playing 25 games and earning his contract renewal until June 30, 2022. This season, with Iván Rodríguez not registered due to the club’s problems with the salary limit, he remained the only right-back of the first team and started again with the indisputable vitola. But after Pellicer’s arrival his status as a holder has been questioned. Some physical problems separated him from Málaga – Numancia on February 9 and the young Ismael Casas took advantage of it to keep the position.In the last five games, Cifu only played the second half in Las Palmas. The rest of the minutes were for Ismael Casas, whom Pellicer knows perfectly from his time in the subsidiary. The coach has high hopes for the youth squad, which at the moment is more than complying. Cifu, once again, has to reinvent himself and overcome the role of substitute.last_img read more

first_imgThis resolution follows the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of April 10 that contains “urgent measures to contain the contagion” by coronavirus throughout the territory.By the same, all sporting events and competitions of all levels are suspended and the Italian federation has confirmed that the football break is extended, including Serie A and cup competitions.“The FIGC also proceeded to suspend the terms of the procedures related to sports justice until May 3“said the transalpine federative entity. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced this Tuesday that extends the suspension of football activity and of any competition organized by the entity until May 3, due to the coronavirus pandemic.“President, Gabriele Gravina, after debating with her vice presidents Cosimo Sibilia and Paolo Dal Pino, ordered the suspension of all soccer competitions organized by the federation until May 3. “FIGC announced.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran jockey Vassell ‘Jollyman’ Najair, at age 62, became one of the oldest jockeys to win at Caymans Park, this aboard the Oneil Markland-trained STIR IT UP in the ninth race over 1100 metres for the Titania Trophy yesterday. STIR IT UP stormed though approaching the distance, disposing of the leaders FIRE ALARM and SWEET DIMENSION for an 11-1 upset, winning by four lengths. It was the second time in eight days that Markland, who is popularly called ‘Sweety Man’, was providing Najair with a winner, following the 35-1 outsider FIX IT UP over the round five course on December 15, Najair’s first winner in over three years. Najair, who started riding as an apprentice to the legendary female trainer, Eileen Cliggott, at Caymanas Park in 1967, joins David ‘Scorcher’ McKenzie as the oldest jockeys to win at the park. McKenzie, who is still active in the saddle at 66, recalled that he rode his last winner four years ago at age 62 as well. And McKenzie was on hand in the vicinity of the Jockeys’ Room to congratulate Najair on his return. Trainer Markland, who also ran FIX IT UP in the race with an apprentice rider replacing Najair, said he was always confident that ‘jolly’ would get the job done. “Despite his age, he’s one of the fittest jockeys at the track. It’s all about self-belief and Najair is convinced that he has some good years left in the saddle,” said Markland. Smiling from ear to ear en route to the Jockeys’ Room – accompanied by the trainer – Najair, a father of three, said despite a rocky career, which included a number of suspensions mainly for anger management related issues, he still enjoys the thrill of victory. “They will have to carry me off the track … in another 10 years,” he jokingly remarked. Meanwhile, in the two other trophy races on the card, the Gary Subratie-trained BLUE DIXIE turned the tables on recent conqueror BUBBLING KITTEN by a head in the Sweet Ruckus Trophy. First past the post LORD EQUUS, in the Stewards’ Cup, was disqualified and placed second following a stewards’ inquiry and the race awarded to first-time runner SIR RAJA BABA, with whom he had interfered a furlong out.last_img read more

first_imgThe captain who led University of the Philippines to its first UAAP basketball finals in 32 years had his first taste of official PBA action when he participated in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center.Desiderio, who’s always maintained a happy-go-lucky attitude outside the court, was still brandishing a wide smile and said he’s still on a high after the Fighting Maroons featured in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think I haven’t rested one bit,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for, I have no choice but to do this so I can achieve my dream of playing in the PBA.”Desiderio’s Fighting Maroons got swept in the championship round with Ateneo taking its 10th title in two games. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Despite the loss in the lone finals of his collegiate career, Desiderio said he wouldn’t be in his position if not for the inspiring run UP had in Season 81.UP finished the eliminations as the third seed with an 8-6 record and fought its way to its first championship series since winning the title in 1986.Desiderio said there’s some pressure especially after he led the Fighting Maroons to the finals as their emotional leader, but it also gave him the stock to become a potential first rounder.“Of course there’s some pressure because I was fresh off the UAAP finals,” said Desiderio who, along with UP teammate Diego Dario, are the only two applicants of the 47 that applied straight out of college. “The UP community expects much out of us, but I’m just euphoric I’m in this level.”“The finals were really a big help to my stock because if we weren’t in the finals I wouldn’t be even known at this kind of level.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—The Paul Desiderio party isn’t stopping any time soon.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kawhi Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday declared that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s Office is nothing but a nest of political patronage whereby his family, friends and affiliates are regularly awarded.Prime MinisterMoses NagamootooJagdeo expressed these sentiments during a news conference at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown.He was at the time offering his take on the controversy currently surrounding State Minister Joseph Harmon to media operatives.“I noticed Harmon said he had to sign many things for both APNU and AFC supporters. Was it that he was saying that we both did the same thing so why would Nagamootoo feel ignorance and some of the others feel ignorance of what Harmon did when he, Harmon, would have had to sign similar instruments for many AFC supporters?” Jagdeo questioned.Jagdeo explained that the Prime Minister, among other government officials, are guilty of the same yet there is no public outrage over those incidents.“Nagamootoo Office has been a nest of patronage and he has not done any work on behalf of the nation. He enjoys massive resource at his disposal, much of it personal because the benefits he get as perks of Office,” Jagdeo stated.Furthermore, Jagdeo disclosed that Nagamootoo’s relatives have been appointed to manage the old cinema government had rented for use as one of its offices.Jagdeo also reminded of the Prime Minister’s regional representatives, all of whom he posited were “jobs for the boys”.Nagamootoo has come in for harsh criticisms over his exorbitance at the expense of taxpayers’ monies.Firstly, there was the $22 million customised luxury Land Cruiser that was added to his existing fleet of 22 vehicles, which was deemed just the tip of an iceberg of extravagant expenditures in his personal life.Reports indicate that Nagamootoo has cashed in on hefty amounts for the repairs to the bridge and road to his private residence, repairs to the official Prime Minister’s residence and the Office of the Prime Minister.Moreover, in the Budget Estimates 2015, an additional $10 million was set aside for the rehabilitation of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Some of this money will go towards constructing several secondary buildings at the Prime Minister’s residence, while the remainder will be distributed for the refurbishing of cubicles, security barracks, storage houses, waiting area, and the roof.An additional $10 million was set aside for the purchase of furniture and equipment, while another $4 million is allocated for the refurbishing of furniture and equipment, Nagamootoo stated, contending that the buildings he inherited were in a deplorable state.Also, some $10 million was budgeted under the Office of the Prime Minister for “minor works”, which Nagamootoo said will be distributed to assist in various projects undertaken by the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU); the Salvation Army and the Diocese of Guyana, among others.Additionally, a whopping $15.7 million is set aside for “other expenses”. Added to that is the massive salary increases, which he had requested, now being paid to government officials.last_img read more

first_imgPersons making enquiries at the Open Day hosted by NISIn observance of its 50th anniversary, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) on Friday hosted an Open Day where it also launched an electronic mode of data transfer for employers, which will reduce the long waiting time and resources.Public Relations Officer Dellon Davidson explained that employers will now have a hassle-free mode of transferring documents with regards to employee information. He added that the NIS plans to have payments also become easier for employers in the near future, which will see contributions being paid through the banks.Davidson told Guyana Times that the online service will be critical for employers who have businesses in far-flung areas. The service, he noted, will ensure that necessary documents are submitted in a timely manner.“For employers who have problems coming into the (National Insurance) Scheme, joining the long lines for payments, we are making it more convenient and more feasible for persons to make their contributions online through the submission and on a later date, we will be offering payments online,” Davidson shared.According to him, employers can make use of this service by logging onto the agency’s website at ‘www.nis.org.gy’.Before this new initiative, workers were mandated to submit monthly documents with employees’ information, which were filled out manually. With the new system, paper, time and energy will be conserved.The Public Relations representative posited, “Instead of filling out the paper work manually, that system is now readily available, electronically on our web so the necessary information, as it relates to online submissions is readily available”.He was keen to note that the new system will be easy to use as all the necessary instructions will be online for guidance. Businesses and other agencies using the electronic system for data transfer will no longer be required to walk with piles of documents to makes payments for its workers.Meanwhile, scores of persons, both young and old crowded the agency’s Brickdam, Georgetown location in a bid to have their queries and concerns cleared up.Maylene Fingal, a 68-year old resident from South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown, told Guyana Times that she was happy she came out to have her issue addressed as it was resolved in a timely manner. The senior citizen added that she was quite pleased with the way she was treated, especially since her voucher was ready for her after waiting for a number of months.On the other hand, Imtaz Baksh from Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara, said he went out to query his Old Age Pension benefits, but was told the process was not completed as yet, although waiting for almost a year.Baksh told this publication that he was told that the process should be completed by month-end.last_img read more

first_imgBut some within the department acknowledge that being able to report detainees to immigration officials could provide an important and well-needed crime-fighting tool. But both Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have been unwavering in their support of the more than 30-year-old policy. “It doesn’t preclude us from dealing with the arrest and prosecution of illegal immigrants that are engaged in crime,” said Bratton, noting he didn’t think the lawsuit had much of a chance. The intent of Special Order 40, he said, was “to encourage illegal immigrants and undocumented or aliens to report to police if they have been victims of crimes or that they were witnesses to crimes.” rachel.uranga@dailynews.com (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The suit comes as the national debate over immigration has re-ignited, with President George W. Bush this week calling for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. The city already is facing trial in another lawsuit over the order filed by Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch. Experts say the highest concentration of America’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is in Los Angeles, and federal officials recently announced an increased focus on deporting those in jail. Klehm, who quit his job as a medical malpractice attorney last year to target immigration violators, said he was filing the suit only after several LAPD officers contacted him saying they felt stymied by the rule. In the lawsuit, he is citing a government report that found 55,322 illegal immigrants were incarcerated nationally in 2003. Among those, law enforcement officials had made 459,614 arrests. The Los Angeles Police Protective League has not taken a position on the lawsuit, said Eric Rose, a spokesman for the union representing more than 9,000 officers. Ahead of the expected filing of a second lawsuit against the LAPD’s Special Order 40, the department has come under more pressure to take another look at its stance against asking someone’s immigration status. The new lawsuit, which was scheduled to be filed Wednesday by an Orange County attorney and founder of the Web site www.illegalemployers.org, argues that the LAPD violates a section of the state health code by not reporting drug offenders to immigration officials. “Police officers were frustrated because the department was not letting the officers comply with the law,” said David Klehm, representing a Los Angeles resident in the suit. “I am not talking about people reporting crimes being affected, I am talking about people committing crimes,” he said, characterizing the arrest of illegal immigrants as a revolving door that allows them to go in and out of jail. last_img read more