Washington’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange to Open on Marvin Road and…

first_imgFacebook879Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationThe state’s first diverging diamond interchange is set to open in Lacey following an upcoming weekend closure of State Route 510/Marvin Road overpass above Interstate 5 next month.The development is a major milestone for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s project that is intended to improve travel and safety in the fast-growing South Sound community.Diverging diamond guides travelers throughClearly marked signs, pavement markings and traffic signals intuitively guide people traveling through the upgraded interchange. Vehicles are briefly directed to the other side of the roadway where they cross back over or merge onto I-5.A diverging diamond interchange, already in use in many other states, moves vehicles more efficiently than a traditional interchange. They also reduce the potential for collisions as the innovative design removes areas where vehicles merge, diverge or cross.In order to transform the interchange, WSDOT’s contractor will close the Marvin Road overpass along with the adjacent I-5 off- and on-ramps during the last weekend of the month.Closures details 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 31 – 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3Marvin Road overpass between Quinault Drive Northeast and Main Street Northeast.Both Marvin Road on-ramps to southbound I-5 and northbound I-5.Northbound and southbound I-5 exits to Marvin Road.Weekend travelers through the area should plan ahead to reach their destinations in time.The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled due to rain.Once open in the new configuration, additional work will continue on the project, which include new concrete islands and other associated work.last_img read more

Netizens troll KL Rahul for posting ‘chilling’ picture

first_imgAdvertisement 1aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs68vrnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Em8yy0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) imWould you ever consider trying this?😱46ayCan your students do this? 🌚1lldfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Karnataka batsman KL Rahul is going through a tough time both on and off the pitch. The player failed to perform during India’s tour of West Indies, and wasn’t picked in the team during the T20I series against South Africa. And despite all this Rahul posted a picture on social media while undergoing Cryogenic Therapy captioning it, “Chilling (literally),” The joke however, didn’t go well among the fans and the batsman was trolled by many on Twitter.Advertisement Indian is doing performance or not !!! We getting heavy performance from this guy not on fieldAdvertisement — சுத்த தங்கம்🥇 (@arunstepuparun) September 23, 2019Advertisement Bhai batting bhi kr lia kro chilling krte reh jaoge warna …— sk singh.. (@sksahil98750) September 23, 2019Bhai Isliye tera khoon nhi khoul raha🤣🤣— The Houshikalakar (@D_Houshikalakar) September 24, 2019One fan wrote, “Bhai batting bhi kr lia kro chilling krte reh jaoge warna”.While another tweeted, “Bhai Isliye tera khoon nhi khoul raha”KL Rahul’s last big innings came against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2019, but after the tournament, his form has plummeted drastically. The 27-year-old didn’t get a berth in India’s Test squad for the home series against South Africa, which starts from October 2. The right hander has played 36 Tests, 23 ODIs and 28 T20Is with 3,609 international runs to his name.India meanwhile, will play next against South Africa at home in a three match Test series. The opening test will be played in Visakhapatnam while the other two matches are scheduled to take place in Pune and Ranchi respectively.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Sourav Ganguly : Heading BCCI will be easier than captaining India!

first_imgAdvertisement 8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs39hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epy7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 0gbaWould you ever consider trying this?😱e1fc2aCan your students do this? 🌚zdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly will be announced as the new President of BCCI within next few days. According to the former captain of Indian cricket team, nothing can be compared with captaining India in the biggest stage. Though he reckons that BCCI President will be a new challenge.Advertisement Sourav Ganguly was the President of Cricket Association Of Bengal for the last five years. He took some bold decisions as an administrator there. So, it is expected that he will take some bold steps as the President of BCCI also. Sourav mentioned that he would look into the matter of ‘conflict of interest’.Advertisement According to the former captain of India, Ranji Trophy will now be given more importance in terms of player selection of Indian Cricket Team. Sourav also told that he was not in touch with any political leader of India before filing the nomination paper for the President Election of BCCI.Now, he is going to be selected as the unopposed candidate in this President election. The former captain of India thanked his state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her constant support towards him. The cricket fans are hoping that some real changes are going to come in Indian cricket under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly.Advertisement Almost Stranded: Mohammad Shami’s US visa declined, gets approved after BCCI intervenes Advertisementlast_img read more

How LaLiga’s OTT platform is building a new global following

first_imgAdvertisement 742j2vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7t3wk2bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5k3x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 58dfWould you ever consider trying this?😱d353kCan your students do this? 🌚og05Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the next ten years, more than 50% of audiovisual revenue will arrive through over-the-top (OTT) streaming services. That’s the opinion of Jose Carlos Franco, managing director of LaLiga’s business intelligence and analytics department, who was presenting the competition’s international data strategy at the SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid.Advertisement  Advertisement With such a dramatic shift in the broadcast landscape, rights holders will have to become experts in this new technology, which is why LaLiga became the first major football competition to develop its own OTT service, LaLigaSportsTV.Advertisement But doing so does not just represent a new platform to show live sport. As Franco explained, the world of OTT offers an enormous opportunity for data analysis, helping competitions to understand their fans better and build new followings across the world.“We ask two questions in our department. Who are our fans and how do they behave?” Franco said. “With our OTT platform, we are perfectly positioned to develop better knowledge of our users and how they consume sport, which can then be used to grow our audience.”LaLigaSportsTV is a multi-channel platform that was created to provide coverage of less-mainstream Spanish sports, rather than broadcast LaLiga matches. In its first year, the service has streamed 1,145 live events and provided on-demand coverage from 35 different sports across smartphone, tablet, PC and Smart TV environments. In this time, it has accumulated 410,000 registered users.To Franco, each of these users provides a unique data footprint that can help LaLiga to improve its offering. “We have designed dashboards that show the location of every user, how many times they use the app per week, which sports they follow, how long they watch and which device they use,” he explained, adding that all information is strictly anonymized.“By sharing this insight with our marketing teams, we can then send notifications or recommendations for a specific match, TV service or event. This has been very effective.” Part of a larger ecosystemCrucially, data from the OTT platform is combined with data from LaLiga’s many other digital platforms, including its website, mobile applications or games, in a single data lake. This allows for the team to analyses a much broader range of fan behaviors and use data-driven marketing to make a wider variety of relevant offers.“Analyzing all of our data sources together gives us a 360-degree view of the fan,” Franco added. “The sports you choose on the OTT service, the games you play on your mobile, the team you follow in LaLiga, all form a picture of what kind of content you want to receive. This multiplies the amount of relevant and timely offers we can make, which creates much more room for growth.”One of the new methods for making these offers is programmatic advertising. Using the fan data that has been accumulated, LaLiga produces new online articles, in partnership with a range of top media outlets, about topics that fans are showing an interest in. Analyzing all of our data sources together gives us a 360-degree view of the fan,” Franco added. “The sports you choose on the OTT service, the games you play on your mobile, the team you follow in LaLiga, all form a picture of what kind of content you want to receive. This multiplies the amount of relevant and timely offers we can make, which creates much more room for growth.”One of the new methods for making these offers is programmatic advertising. Using the fan data that has been accumulated, LaLiga produces new online articles, in partnership with a range of top media outlets, about topics that fans are showing an interest in.By pushing these articles to specific groups of users, with relevant advertisements included (for example, downloading the LaLigaSportsTV app), LaLiga is significantly increasing conversion rates and growing its registered user base organically. Advertisementlast_img read more

Solar Panels to Produce Revenue at Monmouth County Landfill

first_imgFreeholders have awarded a nearly 20-year lease to HESP Solar, one of the companies that had bid on the lease. The company will pay the county $37,500 a year for each megawatt of solar power that gets constructed at the solar farm. Payments will not start until the project is constructed, according to the county. “The project has the ability to be up to 10 megawatts, which would be $375,000 per year,” Teri O’Connor, county administrator, told freeholders at their work session meeting Oct. 24. “So this is something that we’ve very proud of because we think that that area of the former landfill…cannot be developed into housing or any other type of structure component,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director. By Philip Sean Curran The landfill, located at Lakewood Allenwood Road, is closed and otherwise could not be used except for a project like this. “So those processes take differing amounts of time,” Sean Brodie, HESP’s development manager, told the freeholders. “We hope that it can be done inside of a year, of the planning process, but that is ambitious.”center_img HESP Solar is headquartered in Suffern, New York. The company’s portfolio includes projects in Barnegat, Lakewood and other parts of New Jersey and in communities along the East Coast. A New York-based energy company intends to produce electricity with solar panels at a closed landfill that Monmouth County owns in Howell Township. HESP Solar will need to get zoning and other approvals to construct the project, including getting permission from the township. “Well, I think it’s a good use, a conversion, of property that would really just lay fallow,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry.last_img read more

Oceanport Chief Graduates from FBI National Academy

first_imgOne of those matters most likely concerns a Dec. 17 incident at the racetrack, in which local authorities responded to a series of gunshots fired near the main gate around 1:30 p.m. No one was injured during the shooting and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating. Sincethe 1930s, the FBI National Academy has aimed to improve the administration ofjustice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise lawenforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide. Butan economic boom at both sites has led to some “pressing matters” that need tobe discussed, according to Oceanport Chief of Police Michael P. Kelly. Betweenonline and retail sports wagering platforms, the Monmouth Park Sports Book byWilliam Hill has earned approximately $23 million in revenue since opening itsdoors in June 2018. OCEANPORT – Four years ago, the future of Fort Monmouth and the viability of the Monmouth Park Racetrack were questionable. “Iwas down there for about three months, so there’s some things I need to catchup on here and bring back and implement some of the things I learned downthere, in terms of best practices,” Kelly said. “It’s all for the betterment ofthe people in our community. Withmore money circulating at the track’s Monmouth Park Sports Book and more FortMonmouth housing under construction bringing more people to Oceanport, some areconcerned that changes need to be made to public safety. Kellywas a member of the 278th graduating class, which included a select group ofexecutive law enforcement officers from around the globe. The chief said hisclass was composed of representatives from all 50 states, with 37 internationalparticipants. “It’sbasically like going back to college,” Mayor Jay Coffey said. “Chief Kellypretty much earned his master’s in law enforcement and our entire communitywill be better for it because we do have some unique challenges here, such asMonmouth Park, Fort Monmouth and events like the New Jersey Marathon eachspring.” “There’s a lot of changes happening. We’re growing as a town and the police department needs to grow and change with it,” Kelly said. These new challenges prompted Kelly to enroll in the FBI National Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The 10-week program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. This story originally appeared in the Jan. 16, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Leadersand managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal andinternational law enforcement agencies attend the academy. However,participation is by invitation only, by way of a nomination process. Followinggraduation, officers like Kelly are able to join the FBI National AcademyAssociates, Inc., an organization of more than 16,000 law enforcementprofessionals that works to increase standards of competency, cooperation andintegrity. Similarly,since 2016, the opening of 720 new residential units and further retaildevelopment at Fort Monmouth is in full swing, with nearly all of Oceanport’sdevelopable fort land accounted for, according Coffey. That developmentincludes the approval of a New Jersey City University satellite campus on a27-acre parcel formerly known as Squier Hall. Oceanport Police Chief Michael P. Kelly, right, was congratulated by FBI Director Christopher Wray during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy M. Kelly “Theysay only 1 percent of law enforcement gets selected to the program and it’sthat networking opportunity that’s the biggest thing for our department and ourcommunity,” Kelly said. “I now have friends and contacts across the country andin 37 different countries that I can work with a draw knowledge from to contendwith different situations concerning our public safety.”last_img read more

Bantam Leafs ‘exceed expectations’ in Salmon Arm

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs managed to hold off a charge from some top competition to finish fourth overall at the Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Bantam Rep Tournament Sunday in the Shuswap Country.The Leafs dropped a semi final contest to the eventual champion from Aldergrove in the team’s final contest Sunday.“We are a Tier III team . . . and this was a Tier II (12-team) tournament so the boys performance exceeded our expectations,” said Nelson coach Jeff Hunt.“In addition, we had two defence injured and one recovering from injury so one forward (Nolan Percival, Grayson Reitmeier or Michael Viala) had to alternate to defence for the weekend,” Hunt added.The Leafs pulled out two come from behind wins over Williams Lake and Salmon Arm before dropping a close two-goal contest to a team from Vancouver.In the first three games Nelson allowed a minuscule seven goals thanks to some solid netminding.“Our goalies Adam Maida and Brayden Pompou were outstanding,” Hunt exclaimed.Brandon Sookro and Viala led the team in scoring. The Reps consist of 14 players and two goalies, with two of the skaters from Nakusp.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Leafs may need to stay after class following mid-season report card

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFor many Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the Christmas Holiday break is the unofficial mid-way point to the season.So as the Leafs prepare to make a stretch run during the final seven weeks of the season — first game tonight in Castlegar followed by the New Year’s Eve 1 p.m. matchup Friday at the NDCC Arena against Spokane — what better time for the Green and White to receive their mid-season report card, compliments the sports department at The Nelson Daily.Coach Chris Shaw CWhen the Leaf skipper accepted the job to take over from legend Simon Wheeldon in the spring Chris Shaw probably didn’t expect the road to be filled with so many potholes.It took the Leafs five games to register a victory.There was the suspension to Shaw seven games into the season for using “non-approved – by Hockey Canada – players.”There is the inability of the team to win inside the division — Nelson is a dismal 1-8 against the heavyweights in the Murdoch, Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The team has been outscored 42-16 in those games.However, the former Okanagan Hockey Association coach believes he has assembled the right pieces to a machine intent on making a stretch run starting tonight in Castlegar against the Rebels.Leafs fans will see if the recent moves, combined with quick learning of some of the younger players, pays off come playoff time.Goaltending C+Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg have given the Leafs on most nights the opportunity to win. 
Hogg, from Penticton, has the better numbers, with nine wins in 14 attempts and a respectable 2.88 goals against average, but Beesley has earned the most starts with 19 games played.Unfortunately for the two rookie backstops, the Leafs don’t score a lot of goals — Nelson is 13th in league scoring with 3.28 goals per game — so keeping the goals against down is a must if the Heritage City franchise has any chance of winning.Defence CLike the team, the blueline core, led by captain Taylor O’Neil, didn’t have the greatest of starts.O’Neil’s partner in crime Tyler Parfeniuk went down early in the season with an injury, missing seven games.Shaw’s prize recruit, 6’4”, 205-pound mobile defenceman Raymond Reimer has played only six games, slowing the progression of the team to move the puck up the ice with any great deal of confidence.Those injuries forced rookies Blake Arcuri and 16-year-old Walker Sidoni along with former Penticton Laker Riley Henderson into the fold a little quicker than Shaw probably would have hoped.This group, that includes Braeden Hikichi, needs to be better, especially against those snipers from Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Forwards C-minusExcept for Gavin Currie, the Leafs need everyone on the forward line to be better sooner than later.Currie, 16 goals and 26 assists and points in 15 of the last 19 games, has almost double the points as the next top scorer on the team, Colton Schell.Teams are quickly going to realize shut down Currie and the Leafs offence dries up like water in the Sahara Desert. And now with the possibility that veteran Connor McLaughlin could be lost for the remainder of the season to injury, goals could be at a premium.Two possible players that could pick up the slack are Joel Stewart and Brennan Forman — acquired in separate deals by Shaw.However, the two recruits have yet to strike any fear into opposition defences with only three goals between them.Overall record to date: 17-4-0-1Nelson lost only 10 games during entire season a year ago, finishing 12 points ahead of second-place Castlegar Rebels.This year Nelson will be hard-pressed to catch the Rebels, and must play better to avoid finishing behind Spokane in the race for third. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Ice snap winless skid against Rockets

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsTime to break up the Kootenay Ice.For the second consecutive weekend the Ice scored a three-point weekend, this time against the Okanagan Rockets in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Capital New Centre in Kelowna.And it could have been better has Kootenay not blown a 4-1 second period lead.Sunday Alex Gillies scored his third of the game with eight minutes remaining in the game to lift the Rockets to a 4-4 tie against Kootenay.Saturday the Ice outscored the Rockets 3-1 in the third to dump the home side 6-4.The win was the first for a Kootenay team against Okanagan since 2006. The Rockets are 17-0-1 since 2006 against Kootenay.The three points are crucial to the Ice, which climbed to within one point of ninth place North Island Silvertips. Kootenay remains six points in back of seventh-place Okanagan.Sunday, Kootenay appeared poised to make it a sweep of the Rockets on second-period goals by Darren Medeiros and Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar and Brenden Heinrich of Nelson. But Gillies scored three straight goals to pull the Rockets into the tie. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay.Christian Pickless stopped 23 shots to earn the single point.Saturday Kootenay broke up a close game with three straight goals in the third. Nelson’s Dryden Hunt, finishing the game with five points, got the ball rolling with eight minutes into the period. Matt Carr of Nelson gave Kootenay a 5-3 lead before Knowler, with his first of two in the period, scored to give Kootenay a three-goal cushion.Knowler finished with contest with three points.Nelson’s Carsen Willans and Derek Georgopolus of Cranbrook also scored for the Ice.Jared Schamerhorn picked up the win in goal for Kootenay. The Ice returns to action following the Christmas break when the club plays host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday, January 8 at the NDCC Arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Rossland/Trail sweeps Midgets right out of playoffs

first_imgRossland/Trail scored early and often en route to a 14-4 victory over Castlegar/Nelson Rebels in game two of the West Kootenay Midget Rep Playoff series last week at the Cominco Arena in Trail.Rossland/Trail wins the first-team-to-four-points series 4-0.Colton Steeds, Tyler Chernenkoff, Joe Gauthier and Trevor Rigby scored for Castlegar/Nelson.Rossland/Trail scored four times in the first period, four in the second before exploding for six markers in the third.Rossland/Trail now advance to the Midget Rep provincials later in March.last_img