Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…Four Finalists to be Selected in Town and Country’s Free Roof…

first_imgSubmitted by Town and Country RoofingAfter nearly 3 months of accepting nominees, Town & Country Roofing is getting ready to start the process of narrowing down the nominations to four finalists in the Town & Country Roofing’s 1st annual No Roof Left Behind TM community program.“We are so excited about all the deserving nominees we’ve had this year, but it makes selecting the finalists that much more difficult. The stories really tug at our heartstrings,” says Ron Shincke, Owner of Town & Country Roofing. “Once we narrow it down to the four finalists, the community can come cast their votes. Ultimately it’s up to the public.” Voting will Start February 3, 2014 online, where people can read the stories and vote!“So many hardworking people just can’t squeeze another dime out of the household budget, let alone a new roof. We saw a roof giveaway as the best way to help out. We’ve had some great local companies offer their support as well. And we’re thrilled by that Rebuilding Together Thurston County (RTTC) and Mixx 96.1 KXXO for donating their times and efforts to make sure the word reached as many people as possible.. We are really pleased to have partners in our effort to give back.”Other local businesses are invited to show their community appreciation as well. “We think it’s a great way to rally the community together,” offers Ron Shincke “That’s why we’re inviting other neighborhood businesses to show support by way of donations. You don’t have to swing a hammer or even get dirty to help out,” Ron Shincke continues. “Just give us a call and we’ll find a place for you.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing Inc, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visit their website.  You can also visit the No Roof Left Behind website here to read the nominee’s stories and vote online. Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the WeekAdopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook182Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonRomeo is a young neutered male Miniature Schnauzer. He is a very smart, loving boy who is happy to spend most of the day in your lap, at your feet, or beside you on the sofa. He does enjoy walks around the neighborhood and gets along with other dogs his size.Romeo likes to know where his people are at all times and will try to herd small children so we recommend only older kids. Romeo is an excellent watch dog and will let you know when someone is at the door. Romeo would be an excellent companion for an adult family.We have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or visit the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  You can contact us at or (360) 432-3091.last_img read more

Albania refuse to play game against France after Andorran national anthem was played instead…Albania refuse to play game against France after Andorran national anthem was played instead…

first_imgImage Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement cc5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5v6f3eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gn4Would you ever consider trying this?😱2ptCan your students do this? 🌚rtRoller skating! Powered by Firework In today’s UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier match between France and Albania at Saint-Denis, the hosts were left embarassed as the Stade de France stadium crew mistakenly played the national anthem of Andorra, causing the visitors to feel disdained and declining to start the game.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter‘Hymni I Flamurit’ – Albania’s national anthem, was replaced with ‘El Gran Carlemany’, the national anthem of France’s small neighbours. Utterly surprised, the Shqiponjat players got confused about the whole situation.Watch the clip of the incident below, uploaded on Twitter by Timothy Burke.Advertisement Mixing up the national anthem is very disrespectful to a country, and in football, there have been victims before. South Korea’s national anthem was replaced with their neighbour North Korea’s, and the anthem of Chile was played instead of Uruguay’s in the 2016 Copa America tournament.After a delay of 7 minutes, the game finally kicked off after an apology by the match announcer, not to Albania but ARMENIA, and ended with Les Bleus thrashing them 4-1, as if the previous blunders weren’t enough embarrassment.Bayern Munich midfielder Kinsley Coman scored a brace, along with Chelsea front man Olivier Giroud and Lille’s Nanitamo Ikone both securing one goals each.Sokol Cikalleshi was the solo consolation scorer for the away team, as the forward netted one in from the spot in the 90th minute. Advertisementlast_img read more

Read why Ronaldinho still hasn’t been released from jail in Paraguay!Read why Ronaldinho still hasn’t been released from jail in Paraguay!

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement g9jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2xiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3rw2b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8nWould you ever consider trying this?😱a7i6nyCan your students do this? 🌚6t1qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Iconic Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho was recently arrested in Paraguay for allegedly travelling in the country with a counterfeit passport. While the superstar is currently in detention, his lawyers are pushing for a temporary bail out of the jail before a proper hearing takes place. While statements have come forward that the player himself had no hand in the fake passport arrangements, the footballer’s trial hasn’t taken place yet.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersThe former Barcelona and AC Milan icon arrived in Paraguay along with his brother Roberto after receiving invitation for a conference arranged by some charitable organisations. While the immigration didn’t recognise the fake passports, the police later raided the footballer’s hotel room and seized their IDs.Although the public prosecutor Federico Delfino has not pursued charges against Ronaldinho and Roberto, the brothers are still kept in detention in Asuncion.Advertisement Ronaldinho’s laywer Sergio Queiroz has described the incident as “illicit, illegal and unlawful,” as the player himself stated that he had no idea about the passports being fake.“Ronaldinho did not commit a crime because he did not know that the passport they gave him was faked,” Queiroz was recently quoted by Paraguay media.Advertisement The lawyer, who is pushing for a temporary bail for Ronaldinho and his brother from their current pre-trial detention, also added that the brothers were invited to Paraguay for brand promotion.Sérgio Fernando Moro, the Minister of Justice and Public Security of the Government of Brazil had contacted the Paraguayan justice ministry, sources have claimed.Meanwhile, the foundation named ‘Angelic Fraternity’, which invited Ronaldinho for the event, has been revoked of their legal status by an official decree from the Paraguayan president Mario Abdo on Monday.The foundation’s administrator, Dalia Lopez had clarified that the incident was out of her knowledge, as Lopez wasn’t directly involved for inviting or sponsoring Ronaldinho for the promotional event, and that she ‘never suspected’ the intermediates that were dealing with the brothers’ passports. Her lawyers have also stated that Ronaldinho paid the intermediates $5,000 to ‘accelerate the process to issue the passports.’However, a businessman named Wilmondes Sousa Lira, who was arrested for allegedly giving the fake passports to Ronaldinho and his brother, has charged Lopez for being the primary responsible behind the forgery.Also read-Serie A cancelled for the first time since World War 2 due to Coronavirus outbreak in Italy Advertisementlast_img read more

No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement 95yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1y8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E83vyv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lmwWould you ever consider trying this?😱utnjCan your students do this? 🌚3uwrhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused major sporting events around the world to face cancellation and postponement, and cricket is no exception. Many international series and tournaments have been either suspended or dropped as to safeguard the players, staffs and fans from a possible contamination- and the players are now in self-isolation, away from the pitch. However, English cricketer Ben Stokes has found a new activity up his sleeve, as he is about to test his driving skills against many revered Formula 1 drivers in the motorsport’s new eSports variant: the Virtual Grand Prix!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyAs many F1 GPs have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the idea of a virtual grand prix was picked up in mid-march, as to let the supporters continue to enjoy the races virtually, as the drivers pit themselves in the official F1 2019 PC video game, developed and published by Codemasters.The Bahrain Grand Prix took place as the sports’ first eSports event on 22nd March, which was won by Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou of the Renault F1 team.Advertisement Stokes, the superstar English cricketer will join up for the Red Bull Racing team, alongside Thai-British driver Alexander Albon for the upcoming Virtual Vietnam GP this weekend.The 2019 World Cup winning all rounder will be pitted against the stalwarts of F1 racing, such as the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Christian Lundgaard and George Russell this Sunday, who will be joining the virtual event from their homes.Advertisement However, as the Hanoi Street Circuit is not available in the F1 2019 game, the Vietnam GP will be played in the Albert Park semi-street circuit of Australia.The grid order will be determined through an 18-minute qualifying session, and the main race will be 28-laps.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disturbance in the 2020 calendar year for F1. Starting from the cancellation of the season opener Australian Grand Prix, the Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix all had to be either postponed. The Monaco Grand Prix also faced cancellation.There have been over 961,000 positive cases of Coronations around the world till date, along with 49,165 deaths.Also read-Jasprit Bumrah explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his role modelWimbledon 2020 shuts down amid Coronavirus pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports betting in India on 1xBet for all fansSports betting in India on 1xBet for all fans

first_imgAdvertisement In the championship of Belarus one third of the distance is behind, which means it’s time to sum up the first results. Already now, forecasts for the outcome of the championship are accepted. Thus, sports betting in India on 1xBet may well become not just a hobby, but a real source of income.Advertisement Many unexpected outcomes were recorded in the first third of the distance. One of the teams that managed to pleasantly surprise the fans, was “Slutsk”. Despite the fact that the last couple of matches the club can not bring in the asset, it is in the leading group after a third of the distance.Advertisement The team shows quite bright and attacking football, which allowed it to achieve the necessary results. Do sports betting in India on 1xBet to predict the future success of the club, which has managed to conquer fans from all over the world.However, the main part of the distance is still ahead and it is too early to enroll “Slutsk” to the real contenders for European Cups. But if the team manages to maintain the current pace, it will probably be able to compete with direct opponents. Will this battle be successful? You can predict this on the bookmaker company website. You can also find gambling activities in section , the set of which is constantly increasing. This will allow each fan to earn on those games that are really interesting to him. Advertisement Be brave to watch FIFA esports battle premier league –1xBetIn general, the presented bookmaker brand will be a good choice for every fan. The proof of this is at least the fact that you can earn on the game with the market leader thanks to watch FIFA esports battle premier league – and make forecasts for hundreds of markets.Returning to the Belarusian championship and the prospects of “Slutsk”, we can note that this season the team has a really good opportunity to compete for a place in the Europa League. In this context, its trumps can be as follows: A team performance. Thanks to it, players make almost no mistakes on the field.An individual skill of the team’s main stars.No extra psychological pressure on the players. This helps them to play without extra nerves and to demonstrate their skills steadily.If you want to earn on games involving this team, then feel free to register in bookmaker company. After that, you can start watching FIFA esports battle of Premier League, as well as increase your own assets through hundreds of other tournaments that are held in different parts of our planet. Advertisementlast_img read more

No Sea Gulls’ Nest at Sandy Hook This YearNo Sea Gulls’ Nest at Sandy Hook This Year

first_imgBy John BurtonSANDY HOOK – A trip to the beach at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook for many means a trip to the Sea Gulls’ Nest restaurant and bar, especially for its daily sunset ceremony.But, because of the damage Super Storm Sandy caused at the federal park – especially to the building that houses the restaurant – it is unlikely the restaurant will be operating this summer.“The restaurant will not be opening anytime soon,” said John Warren, a National Park Service spokesman, in an email this week.Scott Segall, co-owner of H.S. Concessions, which operates the Sea Gulls’ Nest and all of the park’s concessions, agreed.“I really can’t imagine it being ready for 2013,” he said.The park’s infrastructure took a beating from the storm, especially its water and sewer system and electrical system. There also was damage and destruction to structures, roadway and the paved bicycle/foot path that runs the approximately 7-mile length of the park.Area D, where the food concession building was located with the Sea Gulls’ Nest on the upper level, was where the ocean met the bay.“All of the first level pretty much washed away,” Segall said. Concession equipment, like the refrigerator and walk-in freezers were found “dislodged and floating in the parking lot.”The Sea Gulls’ Nest, which was closed for the season by the time the storm hit, had stored equipment and tables and chairs in storage bins on the lower level, which was lost with the water rushing through the building, Segall said.According to Segall, the National Park Service owns the structures and is responsible for any repairs. H.S. Concessions leases the use of the structure.Structural engineers are in the process of evaluating the building. While it appears to be in relatively good shape, “I would highly doubt that would happen in time for any restaurant to open this summer,” he said.What many now know as the Sea Gulls’ Nest, perched about 25 feet above the beach area, has been in its current form since 1996, Segall said.Segall’s father Ed and his H.S. Concessions (for Happy Snack), first won the federal contract to operate the park’s concessions in 1961, when Sandy Hook was a state park. By the early 1980s, he placed a couple of permanent trailers in Area D and established a small café with them, which eventually became the Sea Gulls’ Nest, featuring food, drinks and live musical entertainment during the summers, Segall remembered.The restaurant gained some local prominence for its daily sunset ceremonies, with the elder Segall acting as master of ceremonies and asking the patrons to join in singing “God Bless America” and to take a moment to remember those who have served this nation.For Ed Segall, who is 85 and lives in Florida for much of the year, the thought of not having that daily tribute is “very emotional for him, it’s very difficult for him,” Segall said. “It’s who he is, it’s what he believes in.”The National Park Service previously announced the park, which has been closed since late October, would be open to the public May 1 with some area beaches open for Memorial Day weekend.Park officials have put the emphasis on repairing concession buildings in Areas I, referred to as North Beach, and G, with Gunnison Beach, which weren’t that badly damaged, according to Segall. Other areas, such as D, will rely on mobile concessions units, opening possibly around July 4 and most likely temporary restroom facilities for the summer, while the park service continues with the repair work, he said.H.S. Concessions has a 10-year contract to provide the services at the park, including food stands, beach, umbrella and float rentals and incidental shops.Segall noted he hasn’t formalized the 2013 season contracts, which had to be amended because of “all these complicating factors,” but expects to finalize them shortly.The current 10-year contract runs until December 2014, and his company will again bid on the next one, he said.last_img read more

Vets Should be Remembered 365 Days A YearVets Should be Remembered 365 Days A Year

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van BenthuysenToday is Veterans Day. Always observed on Nov. 11, there are parades and wreath-laying ceremonies to celebrate the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who served in war and peace. But what about the other 364 days of the year?If Arthur Maloney of Fair Haven had his way, we would be thinking about U.S. vets a whole lot more, especially when it comes to their needs and lack of jobs.Maloney, a former U.S. Marine, volunteers with Monmouth County’s Division of Aging, Disabilities & Veterans Services. He works one-on-one with about five vets at a time to help them find a job. To do so, he works closely not only as the division’s only veteran employment advisor but also with the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development in Eatontown and the One-Stop Career Center in Neptune.The county employees, he is quick to add, are a “very effective and dedicated team of professionals” devoted to helping a surprising number of vets in need. With about 500 registered vets at the Neptune office, Maloney said, times 21 counties in New Jersey, times 49 other states, well, we’re looking at a whole lot of former military looking for jobs.So why are vets having more trouble landing jobs than the average unemployed civilian?“These vets entered the military at a young age, when they should have been developing skills to live independently and begin thinking about what careers they will have in life,” Maloney explained. “They put all that on hold. They sacrificed valuable career development time while they were in the military.“They went from their own family into a military family where their needs were taken care of,” he said. “When they get out, things become very complicated. They’re on their own and have to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives. In addition, they are not job ready. They know very little about the job search process.”Maloney works with vets ranging in age from 22 to 65. They are almost 100 percent enlisted personnel, meaning they are not officers who have college degrees. For many, enlisting may be a means to an end from a challenged family life, poor financial condition or the lack of direction once high school ends, he said.Maloney enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was 19 after his freshman year at Rutgers University, which didn’t live up to his expectations. He served with the 3rd Battalion,1st Marine regiment in Vietnam from January 1967 to February 1968, spending six months with a Marine squad embedded in a South Vietnam village. His mission was to gain field intelligence at a grassroots level. While there he became fascinated by the Asian culture, language, regional habits and family dynamics.“It opened me up to a whole new world and affected my career choice for the rest of my life,” he said.After a two-year stint he returned to Rutgers to earn an undergraduate degree in history (focusing on Southeast Asia) and a master’s degree at Seton Hall University in Chinese studies. The timing was fortuits, he said, as China was exploring business opportunities in the west in 1978. He spent most of his career with International Flavors & Fragrances living in Singapore and Hong Kong early in his 30-year career, most of which he spent directly or indirectly involved with the Chinese market. He also was assigned to IFF’s London and Hazlet offices.Having both military and management experience gives Maloney credibility with job seekers and hiring managers, he said.“I interview the vet to understand his or her personality, what their skill set is, what needs they have to be job ready and address those,” he explained, adding advice on what to wear, what to say in a job interview and how to prepare a professional resume, all are part of the service. Then I try to find county jobs they might fit. I am a part of the team that acts as a bridge between the vet and the job.”He tells the story about a vet who, while serving, was sent to a school to learn how to repair and maintain nuclear-powered equipment, eventually being assigned as a mechanic on the USS Nimitz, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. When he left the military, not knowing what else to do, he ended up with a security job. “He just didn’t know how to present himself, and leverage his skills he learned in the Navy,” Maloney said. “I reworked his resume listing all the technical courses he had taken and it sounded like he had gone to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He was hired within two weeks as a lab technician.”Vets and their families can find a list of services and more information at the Veterans Services Office of the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services.Maloney advises vets looking for a job to contact the One-Stop Career Center in Neptune. For businesses interested in hiring vets, he suggests contacting the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development.MONMOUTH COUNTY DIVISION ON AGING, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES3000 Kozloski RoadFreehold, NJ 07728Phone: 732-683-8675 through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Director Sue Moleon: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT145 Wyckoff Road, Suite 201Eatontown, New Jersey 07724Phone: 732-683-8850 through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Manager Eileen M. Higgins: eileen.higgins@dol.state.nj.usONE-STOP CAREER CENTER IN NEPTUNE60 Taylor Ave.Neptune, NJ 07753-4844732-775-1566Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Manager: John Brown: john.brown@dol.state.nj.uslast_img read more

Snowpack doubles at tree-line with new snowfallSnowpack doubles at tree-line with new snowfall

first_imgThe tree-line snowpack has doubled in the Kootenay Pass area over the last two days as 45 centimetres of new snow has fallen, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre on Sunday. Throughout the region, treeline snowpack depths are generally 60 to 100 cm., depending on wind-loading. A buried crust approximately 15 to 20 cm. above the ground has produced variable results with snowpack tests, but is generally gaining strength. Recent moderate ridge-top winds formed soft wind slabs on the leeward side of ridge crests and terrain features. Wind slabs are probably primed for human-triggering on uniform lee ridge-top slopes and in cross-loaded gullies. New snow was sluffing with human-triggers on steeper terrain, according to a report from Matt Peter on Sunday, Nov. 21. As a result, confidence in the backcountry snowpack is rated at fair. Many tree-line and alpine areas are at threshold snow depths for avalanches, however, little field data is available. If you are an early season enthusiast, send the Canadian Avalanche Centre an email or give them a call to let them know what you saw in the mountains: or 250-837-2141 ext 230. Other sources: Avalanche course information for sledders is found at: Some general backcountry notes: Slopes with the best riding are also the most avalanche-prone. Watch for isolated slabs on smooth ground and use extra caution around locally deep pockets of wind-transported snow down-wind of terrain features and in gullies. Avoid exposure to terrain traps whenever possible. They are a significant and often overlooked hazard. Managing risk through route finding requires a good understanding of terrain traps and how they can magnify the consequences of an avalanche. At lower elevations, watch out for poorly buried rocks, stumps, logs, and other early season hazards. Source: Canadian Avalanche Centrelast_img read more

Nelson Selects Golden en route to berth at Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial CupNelson Selects Golden en route to berth at Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup

first_imgIn the final, the boys rallied from an early 1 goal deficit against Calgary Foothills to win the gold 7-1. Goal scorers in the final were Mushumanski and Markin-Hellekson with two each, and Ezra Foy, Baxter and Noah Laroque with one each.  Coach Lyle Hill said, “I was proud of the team’s efforts on the weekend. “Obviously, we dominated two of the games, and even in the 1-1 tie, we controlled the match with a majority of the possession and outshot them by a two to one margin” Dyck explained. Finally, in the Cranbrook Sam Steele Tournament this past weekend the squad picked up their fourth gold of the season, with a tie and three wins. They started strong with a 6-0 victory over Okotoks (goals from Jaden Dyck, Josh Fogal, Yasek, Baranyai-Sheppard, Mushumanski and Markin-Hellekson) and then a 2-1 win over their familiar rivals, Kootenay East Rovers (goals from Grayson Hill and Mushumanski). They followed this with a 2-2 tie against Coaldale (Both goals supplied by Markin-Hellekson) and a 1-0 win over the NYSA U15 Boys, who played up (goal by Jaden Dyck). Player of the Game Awards for those four games were given to Mushumanski, Hill, Markin-Hellekson and Dyck, respectively. “Looking at this stretch in which we’ve won three gold medals, we’ve scored a lot of goals.  But it’s noteworthy to me that in that span, we’ve only conceded five goals in eight games, a real testament to our team defense.  But in particular, I want to highlight the unsung heroes playing on our defensive line, Jesse Thurston, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Jacob Erickson, Liam Jones and Noah Laroque (and Ezra Foy and Josh Fogal, who have also taken turns).”  “It’s been a great stretch for us, and the boys have been playing very well,” added coach Hill. “Now, we look forward to the Provincials in a few weeks, and hope that we can keep our level of play high, and see what results we can get.” The Nelson Selects U16 Boys continue to build for the Provincial Tournament after the local squad captured three gold medals as well as a berth in the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup next month in West Vancouver.“The boys played fantastic, their best game of the year against a strong opponent,” said coach Kerry Dyck of the 2-0 win over Kootenay East Rovers in the BC Soccer Kootenay Zone Play Downs gold medal game.“We played a perfect possession, passing game, and controlled the match.  This was the big one, our primary target, to qualify for Provincials.” Added the NYSA Technical Director, “I thought the team was fantastic.  They passed the ball very well and played with great intensity.”Milo Baranyai-Sheppard and Markin-Hellekson provided the offence for the Selects against Kootenay East.Nelson won the gold at the Invermere Clash of the Titans tournament at the end of May.  On route to the final, the boys tied Kootenay East Rovers 1-1 with a goal from Josh Yasek, and defeated Calgary Rangers 7-0, with Blake Markin-Hellekson contributing a hat trick, and Aidan Mushumanski, Thomas Baxter, Jahmal Truth-Verville and Arnau Espinalt a goal each. last_img read more