Old L-4 Bridge Is Gone, New Bridge Pilings Going In

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyThe old L-4 Salmon Creek Bridge structure has been demolished out on Littlerock Road Southwest, and crews are ready to install the new pilings for a brand new L-4 Bridge structure. The L-4 Bridge project is well underway with lots of activity, and crews remind residents that all traffic must stay out of the active construction zone, and that includes all walkers, joggers and bicyclists, as well as cars and trucks.“We are right in the thick of the construction action at this point, and it is really not safe for anyone to be in the construction zone,” said Brandon Hicks, Public Works Construction Manager. “Obviously with the old bridge gone, it’s impossible for people to drive through, but we actually have had several joggers and several bicyclists wander through, and we need to get the word out that the road is completely closed to everyone—walkers, joggers, bicyclists, everyone. It’s for everyone’s safety.”The L-4 Bridge was closed to all traffic on Monday, August 11 so that crews could demolish the old bridge structure and install a new bridge from the ground up.Public Works staff members first discovered problems with the old bridge structure back in January. When inspectors examined the bridge, they discovered that the center pier was failing, and that the old bridge was unsafe and needed to be completely replaced.Construction crews have up to eight weeks to complete the removal of the old bridge and the first phase of the new bridge installation. Once the first phase of construction is done and the new bridge structure re-opens to traffic, crews will continue working on the bridge, and motorists using the bridge are asked to drive slowly and take caution in the active construction zone to help keep workers safe.The new bridge is expected to be complete by the end of the year.To learn more about the L-4 Salmon Creek Bridge Project, and to stay connected with project updates and traffic alerts, visit the L-4 Bridge project web site at www.co.thurston.wa.us/publicworks/Projects/61489.aspx.last_img read more

Watch: Jose Mourinho cries while admitting he misses football

first_imgAdvertisement 2ouNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscndWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2n9e03( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 29ahqlWould you ever consider trying this?😱hpCan your students do this? 🌚o56Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jose Mourinho teared up in an interview and admitted that he misses the beautiful game. The Special One, is jobless since last December when he was sacked by Manchester United and now it seems clear that he is desperate for a comeback before long. His eight-month absence from the game, is his biggest break since leaving Chelsea in September 2007 and joining Inter Milan in June 2008.Advertisement After leaving Old Trafford, he took his chance in the field of punditry and was snapped up by Sky Sports, starting with the United-Chelsea clash last weekend. In an interview with the TV channel, Mourinho admitted that he was eager to get back in the game but only with the right club.“My friends tell me ‘enjoy your time, enjoy your July, enjoy your August, enjoy what you never had’. Honestly, I can’t enjoy. I am not happy enough to enjoy. I miss my football, I have the fire, I have a compromise with myself, with people that love me, with so many fans that I have around the world, so many people that I inspired.” said Mourinho.Advertisement He then went on adding: “Why do I say ‘no’? I say ‘no’ because it’s not the level of challenge that I want. It’s not a question of [saying], ‘okay I have this offer and I’m going to take it’. I have to be patient and wait for the right opportunity and the right opportunity is one that is at the same size and the same level that I am as a manager.”Watch him get emotional about the game here:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Sunil Chhetri promises to put India’s best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan at…

first_imgAdvertisement ojzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs49daz4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1e42r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fcqWould you ever consider trying this?😱65hpoCan your students do this? 🌚59gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian Football Team captain Sunil Chhetri is disappointed with India in the World Cup qualifying campaign but still remains optimistic for the future.Advertisement “We will put our best foot forward against Oman and Afghanistan,” claims the prolific Indian striker.Advertisement India’s results so far do not include a win. A loss against Oman opened the campaign but an away draw against Qatar inspired the nation back again. The draw against Bangladesh was highly disappointing as it was not expected on paper. Matches against Oman and Afghanistan are to come next international break.“I think one of them is going to be in Dushanbe because they (Afghanistan) play their home games over there and then against Oman (in Muscat). Both are very difficult and important games, but we back ourselves. If we play the way we played against Qatar, we can do it. We are not scared,” Chhetri said on the sidelines of a Herbalife Nutrition event.Advertisement India are scheduled to play Afghanistan on November 14 and Oman on November 19.“We felt bad after the game because we felt we could have done a lot better than what we did. We areover it. We will put our best foot forward against Afghanistan and Oman, two away games, which are very important and difficult ones also.“We do not want to wash away the good things we have done against Oman, Qatar and Bangladesh, we are definitely on a high. We are learning a lot, just hope we continue that,” said one of international football’s leading scorers.“We are not happy with our performance against Bangladesh. The team played well but our strikers missed a lot of chances, and that’s why we lost two points which we should not have, and that really bothers us.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Incredible young kid mirrors Roger Federer’s footwork and shot-making by watching him on…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@kosuke.o4o5)/Steve G TennisAdvertisement 0rbivwsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7zgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aekcWould you ever consider trying this?😱18ayCan your students do this? 🌚i2mjpRoller skating! Powered by Firework If you ask anyone to picture a person with a tennis racket in a court, all of them will imagine Roger Federer. The veteran Swiss is has become the front face of the sport, and has been one of the major reasons of people’s love for the sport. he has inspired many to take up tennis as a hobby or profession, even from a young age. Such has gone viral in a new video, where a Japanese child is seen imitating his idol on TV with perfection.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@kosuke.o4o5)/Steve G TennisYesterday, the Association of Professional Tennis (ATP) posted a video on their official Twitter handle @atptour, where a young kid with a tennis is watching Federer in action on screen, and is mimicking the 38 year old’s every single action with perfection, from the famous ‘trophy pose’ first serve and receiving stance, to the former World no. 1’s renowned backhand.Check out the impressive kid in action in the clip below-Advertisement ATP Tour writes: “It doesn’t get much cuter than this. Still inspiring the next generation, @rogerfederer!”They also credited the original uploader of the video, an Instagram user named @kosuke.o4o5. The guy posted the video on Instagram 3 days ago.A quick look into his profile reveals that he is a Japanese man named Jiro Nosuke, and lives in the city of Fukuoka. Father of two boys aged 4 and 6, and the kid in action in the clip is his older son Yunosuke. His profile also says that even though the parents are not tennis players, Yunosuke attends a tennis school once a week.Jiro’s profile is filled with clips of young Yunosuke in action, both in the court and at home. Mimicking Federer’s gameplay is what Jiro terms as ‘Kojrou image training’, as seen in another clip here-Not only that, Jiro also trains Yunosuke in ‘Balance training.’Federer, who is currently seeded no. 3 in the ATP World Rankings, defeated Novak Djokovic to reach the semifinal of the 2019 ATP Finals in London. However, the record 20 times Grand Slam champion was overpowered by Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the Greek defeated Dominic Thiem from Austria in the final.Tennis: Roger Federer makes a return to the top three in ATP rankings Advertisementlast_img read more

Brian Lara reveals which Indian player is ‘the prettiest batsman to watch in the…

first_imgAdvertisement c2pcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VskdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5knieh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2yhk1Would you ever consider trying this?😱jzcdCan your students do this? 🌚2qsdpcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Brian Lara sat down for a chat with some rising golfers on Sunday at the Delhi Golf Club where revealed his favourite players in the Indian cricket team. The West Indies batting star revealed the batsman that he thinks is the prettiest on the field right now is KL Rahul. He is amazed by his style and technique. To the delight of Rahul’s fans, Lara further gushed about how he loves lying in bed and watch him play.Advertisement “KL. Rahul. I think he’s got tremendous style. And he is, maybe, the prettiest batsman to watch in the world at the moment. The way he plays and his technique is unbelievable. And I just love watching him play cricket. I just love lying in my bed and just watch K. L. Rahul bat all day!”Advertisement 50-year-old Lara, also talked about the ace of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli. The West Indies batsman admires Virat for his mental strength and commitment to his team and cricket. He further compared Virat Kohli to Soccer champ Christiano Ronaldo, in mental strength and physical fitness. Although, Lara’s favourite is KL Rahul when it comes to batting, Virat is a close second.“I think it has got a lot to do with Virat’s outstanding commitment besides his preparation. I don’t think he is any more talented than a KL Rahul or a Rohit Sharma but his commitment to prepare himself properly stands out. He is, for me, the cricketing equivalent of Cristiano Ronaldo.”Advertisement He feels that Virat is the kind of player that cannot be left out in any format of the game considering he scores above 50 in all three formats of cricket. To him, Virat is not just a great batsman but a beast on the field who keeps piling on runs.“His batting skills are unbelievable. He is a guy you cannot leave out in any era. If a guy is averaging 50 plus in all versions of the game, then that is something which is unheard of.” he said.When asked about his favourite bowler, he answered Jasprit Bumrah without any hesitation. The interview ended with him making everyone laugh by saying that he can still take on Virat Kohli at this age!See which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to!Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard offer contrasting opinions on controversial Jadeja run out Advertisementlast_img read more

Walk-In-Wednesday Flu Shots in RB

first_imgRED BANK – Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey (VNACJ), a member of VNA Health Group, is providing seasonal flu shots, every Wednesday at its Red Bank headquarters location, 176 Riverside Ave.The flu clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to adults and children over 12 years of age.   The charge for flu shots is $30 and pneumonia vaccines are $65 or a current Medicare Part B card. Medicaid and Medicare HMO’s are not accepted. Pediatric flu shots for children under age 12 are by appointment only. Call 732-224-6819 to schedule an appointment or for more information.The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over 6 months of age get a seasonal flu shot.Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, celebrating 100 years of service, is a nonprofit provider of in-home health care, hospice and community-based services. VNA Health Group members include VNA of Central Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses and Cape VNA.last_img read more

Driver Weighs in on Pedestrian Crossings

first_imgLetter to the EditorTo the Editor,The pedestrian crossings are not clearly visible to drivers. In England the crossings are very wide and painted in zebra stripes so that the drivers can see them far away. As a driver I’m often going too fast by the time I realize I’m at the pedestrian crossing.Also, pedestrians must remember how to cross a street and look both ways before they step out. Since the new law took effect people wander into the street without looking.Repaint the crossings and make them wider.Kristin GentileAtlantic Highlandslast_img read more

Tension Surfacing In Parking Garage Talks

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Mayor Pasquale Menna said he’s had enough with the organization overseeing the borough’s business district, over discussions of the long-debated parking garage. But the organization’s head insists the mayor is mischaracterizing its positions.Menna in an interview with The Two River Times this week expressed frustration with dealing with Red Bank RiverCenter, the not-for-profit management and advocacy organization for the borough’s commercial Special Improvement District. Menna said the governing body would be willing to “go it alone” with any plans to address the downtown’s chronic parking shortfall situation, if the business group were unwilling to participate.“The time for hedging is over,” Menna said. “The time for moving is now.”“He’s creating a problem that does not exist,” countered James Scavone, RiverCenter’s executive director, about any perceived conflict.The issues that Menna has with the business group in part concerns discussions about RiverCenter’s proposed $40,000 contribution, which would cover half the cost of an engineering study for the White Street municipal parking lot, a borough-owned property that would be the location of any future parking garage/multitier deck. The borough government would pay the other $40,000 for the study.Scavone has said his organization would like to see language included in the memorandum of understanding that would guarantee RiverCenter would be entitled to get its money back if garage construction plans don’t move forward in two years.RiverCenter has long campaigned for a garage to address the downtown’s parking deficiency that has had business owners complaining for years that it puts them at a disadvantage in trying to attract customers and visitors to the area.Scavone said at the Aug. 10 council meeting, “We’ve been down this road before,” with talks of a garage or other solutions eventually going nowhere.Menna this week said emphatically that a guarantee would not be included in any agreement. And RiverCenter can “keep its $40,000.”The mayor said borough officials may just move forward on their own with planning – without RiverCenter – if the organization kept to this and other positions that Menna said the organization held. That would mean the business group wouldn’t necessarily have a role in the process if RiverCenter continued to object. “I’m ready to tell them we’ll go it alone,” Menna said. Scavone, however, maintained that the guarantee was not necessarily a deal breaker. “I’ve said publicly a few times, we just want an answer to be able to determine how we would proceed,” he said. “We’re not necessarily saying no if that provision is no.” And there hasn’t been any direct conversation with Menna or any other official on this matter recently, he added.For Menna another sticking point is RiverCenter’s insistence the borough finance and be responsible for constructing any garage. “That is not acceptable to me,” he said. “That is an option the municipality should reserve for itself.”Menna has always maintained any garage “has to make sense” for taxpayers. He has said the most practical option would be to strike a public/private partnership with a private sector developer who would build it with a possible commercial or residential component included to make it financially viable.It would be a very difficult to convince primarily residential taxpayers – who live and vote here – to support bonding the millions of dollars it would take to build a garage, Menna has said on numerous occasions.RiverCenter has advocated a publicly constructed project, but again Scavone stressed the organization was open to discussions about all options. “We’re definitely keeping an open mind.”According to Scavone, meetings with parking experts have shown such public/private partnerships with private developers responsible for public parking facilities are very rare; most communities, like Morristown, wind up opting to construct and manage their own, he said.“I thought they were business people. They can’t take a reasonable risk after 30 years?” Menna said of RiverCenter’s members and their lack of skin in the game (with the 30 years referencing the organization’s nearly three decades). “I guess not.”Whatever direction the governing body may look to move on the parking issue, Scavone is convinced officials will need RiverCenter’s support to get it approved. He was also puzzled by the mayor’s tone. “I’m not sure why there seems to be a desire to drive a wedge between the business community and the residents at this point,” he wondered.last_img read more

May, Wilson overcome horrendous course to claim WK Crosscountry titles

first_imgL.V. Rogers Bomber Micah May chugged his through mud, creeks and rugged terrain en rute to capturing the West Kootenay Senior Boy’s Crosscountry championships Wednesday at Camp Busk Trails near Apex.May completed the less-than-impressive course in a time of 23 minutes, 25 seconds to claim the Senior Boy’s title.Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo won the Senior Girls title in a time of 17:45.May edged out Walker Dempster of LVR by just over a minute.LVR took the top seven spots in the Senior Boy’s Division with Owen Thurston, Cail Spencer, Levi Smith, Trace Cooke and Galen Boulanger completing the LVR sweep.Conard Watt of Kaslo finished eighth while Finn Elliott and Digby Benner, both of LVR, rounded out the top ten. Wilson edged out Maddy Murphy from LVR for the Senior Girl’s crown.Lucy Carver Brennan of Wildflower was third.Haliee Gerun and Rebecca Bracewell, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth.Rounding out the top ten were Sally Stevens of Rossland, Paige Lafranc of J.V. Humphries, Mai Wingerder of Trafalgar and Darya Huser and Jocey Terwood of Salmo.Remy of Rosland won the Junior Boy’s Division over Aaron Finky, also of Rossland.Michala McLean of Rossland edged out teammate Christina Cutler for the Junior Girl’s Crown.All the top runners from throughout the zone will be at LVR Wednesday (October 24) to compete in the Kootenay Championships.The top finishers advance to the B.C. High School Crosscountry championships November 3 in Prince George.See all the West Kootenay results at:http://www.scribd.com/doc/110568877/West-Kootenay-Champs-Oct-17th-2012last_img read more

Late goal by Enns powers U16 Selects to bronze

first_imgNelson rebounded during game two, completely dominating the younger Columbia Valley U15s 3-1.Willans, back playing in the midfield, opened the scoring 15 minutes into the contest before Katie Bow, the Selects regular keeper now playing forward, and Willans again, completed the scoring for the Selects.Sunday morning Nelson battled Columbia Valley U16s to a 1-1 tie in a rematch of the Kootenay Provincial B qualifier, won 1-0 by Nelson.Columbia Valley U16s opened the scoring when Wheeldon was unable to secure a rebound.Aroha Tatini-Senshell tied the game on a great solo effort.Picking up a ball inside the Nelson half Tatini-Senshell beat one defender with a slick move and then out sprinted the remaining defenders before drilling a low shot to the far post from 20 meters out that gave the Columbia Valley keeper no chance. The Selects now take to the training pitch in preparation for representing the zone at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 4-7 in North Vancouver.Nelson advanced, once again, the hard way recently during the qualifying tournament in Cranbrook.The Selects lost the opener before rallying back for two straight wins — the final a nail-biting 1-0 win over Columbia Valley where Nelson scored in the final minutes of the game to secure the win.Unfortunately, the Reps must play without the services of defender Kerrin Janssen.The German exchanged student, who has played with the Selects for the entire season, is heading back to Germany and will miss the provincial tournament. Hanna Enns scored with ten minutes remaining in the game to give the Nelson Selects a 1-0 victory over the Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association Reps from Cranbrook in the consolation final of the U16 Girl’s Division Sunday at the Sam Steele Tournament.Enns took a pass from fellow striker Kerrin Janssen before curling a shot past the Kootenay East keeper, just inside the far post.The victory gave the Selects the bronze medal in the Rep Soccer Tournament.“All in all a great weekend as we played some very impressive soccer,” said U16 coach Justin Willans.“The midfield of Willans, Bergendahl, Sage Wilton, Rebecca Bracewell, Alex Dehenel, Carilla Horning and Jade Sommers had a very good weekend often stringing together six or seven passes at time and setting the table for the strikers or helping us work our way out of trouble.”Nelson opened the tournament like the team has done so many times before, dropping the first game to KEYSA by a 1-0 score.A breakdown in communication led to the Selects starting the game with 10 players.Nelson persevered thanks to strong play from Abbie Willans and striker Aroha Tatinin-Senschell — both players slotted into the backline until reinforcements arrived.However, KEYSA took advantaged of the fatigue factor placed on the Select to score the winning marker with 15 minutes remaining.A KEYSA forward managed to create a loose ball 10 meters from the Nelson net before drilling a low shot that fooled back up keeper Jena Wheeldon.last_img read more