Month: August 2020

Nancy J. LaPointe, One Of Metlife’s Top Producers, Earns Leaders…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 50 countries.  Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.  For more information, visit Lacey, WA – April, 2012 – Nancy J. LaPointe, CFP, ChFC, CLU, MBA, has recently earned MetLife’s Leaders level of recognition – an honor bestowed to a select set of MetLife top producers, specifically those who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism, customer service across the company. Ms. LaPointe can be reached at 4520 Intelco Loop SE, Suite 1E in Lacey or at (360)402-3200 or via email at Nancy J. LaPointe is a Senior Financial Planner.  She has worked in the financial services industry for 13 years.last_img read more

Women United of United Way of Thurston County Announces Grants

first_imgFacebook25Tweet0Pin0Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyWomen United, an affinity group of the United Way of Thurston County, has awarded nine local organizations $82,579 in grants for projects promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency for women and girls in Thurston County.“Women United seeks to lead the charge in our community and to inspire change for women and girls in Thurston County,” noted Martha Wagner Engle, Women United Chair. “With these grants we know that together we can create lasting change to lift up entire communities.”Maria Blet. Photo courtesy: United Way of Thurston CountyThe awards come on the heels of the eighth annual Power of the Purse dinner and auction held by Women United on April 28 at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club. The event was attended by 230 guests, mostly women, who raised over $90,000. The featured speaker was Maria Blet, chair of the Women United Global Leadership Council (WUGLC).“Having Ms. Blet with us for this event was monumental. Hearing her speak about her experiences with Women United across the U.S. and around the globe drove home that what we are doing here in Thurston County is amplified through the work of over 70,000 women leaders,” said Debora Albright, vice-chair of Women United. “Women United inspires generations of women leaders to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.”Brenda Williams, a Women United member and board member of the WUGLC, generously gifted $10,000 to match 10 women who stepped up and joined Women United at the sustaining membership level.“Women United is a powerful force for good in our community. I knew I had to be a part of it,” said Melissa Stone, who joined at Power of the Purse. “It is abundantly clear that this is a group of women leaders who contribute their personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to the mission of building communities.”LIST OF GRANT AWARDSBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington – GIRL POWER! Providing Opportunities for Workforce ReadinessBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County – SMART GirlsCIELO – Transforming Lives, Stitch by StitchExpanding Your Horizons – Thurston County STEM Conference for Middle School GirlsFamily Support Center of South Sound – Family Housing and Economic Stability ProjectThurston County Volunteer Legal Services – Direct Representation InitiativeTOGETHER! – Black Hills High School Girls Outreach ClubWashington Center for Women in Business – Scholarship ProgramYWCA of Olympia – Women’s Economic Empowerment Program and the Social Empowerment & Economic Advancement NetworkAs an integral part of United Way of Thurston County, Women United of Thurston County is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of women and girls in our community by promoting self-sufficiency and financial stability through philanthropy and community service. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging- to each other, our mission, and the community we call home. More information, visit United Way of Thurston County’s website..last_img read more

County Seeks Applications for 2020 Lodging Tax Funds

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersThe Thurston County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting applications for qualified projects occurring in unincorporated Thurston County in 2020.Lodging Tax funds may be used to promote tourism events, locations, and activities for the purpose of attracting visitors to this area. Lodging tax revenue may also be used to pay for capital and/or operating costs for some tourism-related facilities, the operation of visitor/convention agencies, and the operation and marketing of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists. Approximately $45,000 will be awarded.Proposals must be for tourism-related services in unincorporated Thurston County occurring in 2020. High priority will be given to tourism activities that:Have a demonstrated potential or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in overnight stays by tourists in lodging establishments within Thurston County.Promote Thurston County and/or events, activities, and places in the County to potential tourists from outside Thurston County.Have demonstrated or high potential from the Committee’s perspective to result in documented economic benefit to Thurston County.Have a demonstrated history of success in Thurston County, or are proposed by a group with a demonstrated history or high potential of success with similar activities.Minimize duplication of services where appropriate and encourage cooperative marketing and/or includes an element of cooperation or partnership.Provide, maintain, operate, or enhance County-owned tourism facilities or infrastructure.The application is available at and must be submitted no later than Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit the original and five paper copies to Vickie Larkin, Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1, Rm. 269, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. The Committee will review proposals in a public meeting on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Thurston County Courthouse in Building 1, Room 280.The Lodging Tax is an excise (sales) tax authorized by Chapter 67.28 RCW Public Stadium, Convention, Arts and Tourism Facilities. It is a fee for people who stay overnight in a lodging establishment such as a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast facility, or camp ground.last_img read more

Watch: Idiotic fan slides in on Liverpool keeper Adrian and injured him after UEFA…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 8gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi4fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erj9b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2p16dWould you ever consider trying this?😱yvcouCan your students do this? 🌚ztv3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Amongst the celebration of the decisive penalty save by Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian in the Super Cup final, not many people noticed that the Spaniard suffered an unfortunate injury, because of a supporter who slid onto the player like a fool.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterThe footage was recorded by an LFC fan @ReaazAhmed from the stands, who uploaded it on Twitter. Check it below-Advertisement Here you can see, following the controversial but incredible save made by Klopp’s brand new 32 year old signing secured the Anfield side the trophy. As the players and club staff gathered to celebrate, a supporter ran into the crowd, and slid right onto the hero of the match, who was reported to suffer an injury.“Lifetime Ban for the piece of sh*t” one fan wrote.Another one tweeted: “Almost wiped out half of our team with that tackle.”\Some Chelsea fans were furious on the alleged VAR failure on the decisive save, putting up photo and video proofs that the Reds keeper’s foot was not on the line as Blues striker Tammy Abraham was about to kick the ball.The lengthy match went onto penalty shootout after a 2-2 score after the end of extra time. Sadio Mané netted doube for the winners, with Olivier Giroud and Jorginho both getting one goal each for Lampard’s side. The result of the shootout was 5-4. Advertisementlast_img read more

Medical evaluation of Jasprit Bumrah to be done after Diwali

first_imgAdvertisement dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1ppsaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehpu7h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cjim1Would you ever consider trying this?😱hum3fCan your students do this? 🌚bx7pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jasprit Bumrah’s medical evaluation will be held in National Cricket Academy of India after the end of this Diwali season. According to the sources, Bumrah is starting to recover from his injury in recent days and the assessment of his injury status will be done soon.Advertisement Bumrah is now out of the Indian Cricket team as he is having a stress fracture at the lower back portion. According to the experts, it was because of his awkward bowling action and pressure of playing consistently for India and Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League. Virat Kohli and team management of India have filed several complaints about the stress level of Indian cricketers. However, still no steps have been taken to prevent this one.Advertisement Bumrah went to United Kingdom few days back to assess the severity of his injury. According to the doctors, Bumrah does not need a surgery and his fracture will auto heal in few days. Bumrah has started stretching and warmups since last few days. The team management of India do not want to take any risk about Jasprit Bumrah as the T20 World Cup is scheduled in the next year along with the away series against New Zealand.Neymar was willing to pay from his own pocket to force move from PSG!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Ambati Rayudu asks Mohd. Azharuddin to isolate himself from ‘seasoned crooks’ and clean up…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/ESPNAdvertisement 97vyu4uoNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaundsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3o7m4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) o1yWould you ever consider trying this?😱bhmfCan your students do this? 🌚qbxuaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ambati Rayudu has spoken up, spoken up big. The right handed batsman, who hails from the city of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, has always possessed a monumental concern for the quality of cricket in the country, and especially, the city of Hyderabad. A couple of days ago, he has directly charged Mohammad Azharuddin on Twitter!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/ESPNThe 34 year old was called a ‘frustrated cricketer’ by Azharuddin, the current president of Hyderabad Cricket Association. However, the hitter has come back with a sharp reply on Twitter.Rayadu posted: “Hi @azharflicks let’s not make it personal.da issue is bigger dan us.we both knw wats goin on in hca.u hav a god given opportunity to clean up hyd cricket.i strongly urge u 2 isolate urself from da seasoned crooks.u wil b savin generations of future cricketers.”Advertisement The Chennai Super Kings star also raised his concern to K T Rama Rao, the president of Telangana Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration about the dark underworld business that has taken over and controlling the sport in Hyderabad.Check out the tweet below-With 196 ODI and 48 T20 caps, Rayadu is one of the most decorated batsmen the Men in Blue had in their lineup. After a temporary retirement in July, Rayadu announced his return to international cricket, but has not been on the 22 yards since the Australia series in March 2019. Advertisementlast_img read more

Breaking: The return date for Bundesliga has been leaked!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Sky SportsAdvertisement 8yq4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8cdjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5py3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k09Would you ever consider trying this?😱ackCan your students do this? 🌚kzgmdzRoller skating! Powered by Firework When all European football activity was announced to be postponed on the heels of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, there had been no confirmation as to when the most watched sport would be returned to normalcy. With the rising number of cases and death toll each day, the suspensions were often met with further postponements, and some even cancelled the current season. However, the German Bundesliga is now set to become the first European top flight football league to soon resume its ongoing season, with a likely return of action on 15th May!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Sky SportsGermany has been one of the more successful countries to corb the contamination of COVID-19, with churches, factories, museums and saloons reopening, although, under strict regulations.Now with an official announcement from the Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday on restoration of normalcy in the country, it is likely that the German top flight football will set itself in action in no time.Advertisement The official announcement will be headed after a confirmation from the Committee of Sports, which includes members of Germany’s parliament.Some Bundesliga clubs were already resuming training in the past few days. However, recently three FC Cologne players tested positive, and followed by 10 more from a number of the Bundesliga’s first and second division clubs also gave positive results. A total of 36 clubs in the country are currently performing tests on their players and staffs.Advertisement The 2019/20 Bundesliga still has 9 more games in the season. The league table is currently lead by Bayern Minuch, who have secured 55 points from 25 games, four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in 2nd.As of today, more than 166,000 people in Germany have tested positive of Coronavirus, and the death toll is at 6,993 which is comparatively lower than its neighbouring countries.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Former Schalke player who was announced dead four years ago- is alive and well!India’s own Lionel Messi: Kerala kid nails wondershot into top corner and celebrates like Messi! Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Life-Changing’ Improvement Comes to Rt. 537 & 34 Intersection

first_imgThis article was first published in the Oct. 19-26, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. COLTS NECK – It’s taken nearly two decades of pushing for federal dollars and working with state entities, but construction to widen and reconstruct Monmouth County’s busiest, most trafficked intersection will soon start.Over 37,000 cars travel through the CR-537 and Route 34 intersection every day in the heart of Colts Neck. The large-scale project starting on Oct. 23 will continue until its anticipated completion date of December 2019.“This makes a tremendous improvement in Monmouth County,” state Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), said at an Oct. 13 groundbreaking ceremony. “Much of our traffic that goes east and west on a daily basis, as part of their lives, uses this roadway. And we have to fix it.”Beck even described it as a “life-changing project.”Traffic backs up along CR-537 West on Friday morning as cars wait in line. New improvements would ease flow from CR-537 and Route 34.Monmouth County officials secured a $21.3 million agreement with the Federal Highway Administration in June to cover repair costs for the perpetually congested intersection.In August, the Monmouth County Freeholders authorized a $17.5 million contract bid by Rencor, Inc. of Somerville for the work. Monmouth County is expected to spend $172,000 for staffing police officers and traffic maintenance during the work. The Transportation Trust Fund is expected to wholly cover that cost, according to county officials.Monmouth County Engineer Joe Ettore said when construction begins on Oct. 23, work hours will span from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during weekdays, depending on activity. Some days those hours could be extended.“Traffic will be maintained at all times,” Ettore said. “There may be delays and lane closures, but they’re going to be sporadic depending on the work requirement.”Weekend construction is not planned now, and the construction company would need permits from Colts Neck and Monmouth County for that. Ettore said both governing bodies would consider allowing weekend work.The project will be completed in a number of phases, and Ettore said the first one will be a widening of CR-537 at the southwest corner of the intersection.During the project design the county ran into environmental and acquisition roadblocks. Ettore said strips of five to 10 feet of property along the project limits were acquired to allow for the roadway widening. Mine Brook, a tributary of the Swimming River Reservoir that travels underneath CR-537, was carefully studied by the state.“This is one of the largest projects that a county government undertakes,” Ettore said. “It’s unusual that the county would take the lead on a project that includes an intersection of a county road and a state road.”Surrounded by local, state and federal elected officials, Monmouth County Freeholder Director and former Colts Neck Mayor Lillian Burry said the road reconstruction is a long time coming, and a championing moment of her political career.“I’m absolutely elated,” Burry said, “and I can assure you there are a lot of other people that share my elation.”“This is an important project not only from the standpoint of easing traffic, but perhaps even more importantly, from a safety point-of-view,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-04).The engineering plan for the redesigned intersection.The intersection serves as the main artery for travel into the township’s business district, added Sue Fitzpatrick, president of the Colts Neck Business Association.A number of businesses operate within one square mile of the project scope. North of the intersection is an Investor’s Bank and Brock Farms gardening center. On the eastern and western ends are two restaurants: the newly built Huddy’s Inn and the Colts Neck Inn Steak and Chop House, respectively. Just south is the Orchards at Colts Neck shopping center and slightly farther down the road is the seasonal go-to, Delicious Orchards.Fitzpatrick said businesses have been receptive to the roadwork, but want the open, rural feel of Colts Neck to remain.“We don’t want a super highway in what’s a rural district here,” she said. “We work hard to keep it that way.”According to the County, the following is a breakdown of the intersection improvements.Widening of Route 34 to accommodate six lanes along each intersection approach, including an exclusive left turn lane, two through lanes, an exclusive right turn lane, and two receiving lanes.Widening of CR-537 to accommodate five lanes along each intersection approach, including an exclusive left turn lane, a through lane, a through/right turn lane, and two receiving lanes.Replacement of the existing traffic signal, including pedestrian improvements.Replacing the CR-537 bridge located approximately 120 feet west of the intersection.Replacing the Route 34 bridge located approximately 400 feet north of the intersection.Adherence to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Management Rules. A bio-retention basin is proposed for the northeast and southeast quadrants.last_img read more

Hunt bound for another Saskatchewan winter, earns spot with Pats

first_imgIt appears Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is going to spend another winter in Saskatchewan.The soon-to-be 16-year-old earned a roster spot with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.Hunt, the son of Karla and Jeff Hunt Nelson, had expected to attend the weekend session before whisking his way back to B.C. in time to attend training camp of the Westside Warriors of the BCHL.However, some impressive play during camp earned the 15-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey grad a spot on the Pats.Hunt, who came to Nelson from Kimberley, two seasons ago played in Saskatchewan in Wilcox at Notre Dame.Last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget League, Hunt finished the season scoring 19 goals and 28 assists in 40 games.The 5’10”, 181-pound forward suits up for his first WHL exhibition game Friday at home against provincial rival, Moose Jaw Warriors. Regina, entering a rebuilding phase, finished last season fifth in the East Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 22-39-7 record.WHL teams are allowed a maximum of two 16 year-old players on the roster. Each 16 year old must play in a minimum of 40 regular season games. Hunt is not the only players from the Kootenay Ice to make the WHL grade. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar decided to forgo a chance to play for Trail of the BCHL, instead heading to Prince Albert Raiders.The Raiders are coached by former Nelson Leaf skipper Bruno Campese.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.The winners, pictured in no specific order, included, Noah Quinn winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Amran Bhabra taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.Other awards included, Ava Young winning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Tyler Bayoff the Walter Clarkson memorial, Jaden Dyck the Alf Baker award; Matthew Jones the Marc Severyn memorial; Kobe Nishida the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Brandon Jmayoff the R.C. Wright memorial; Brodie Herridge the Barry Geist trophy; Morgan Flynn of the Kootenay Wildcats taking home the Brian Naka memorial; and Matthew Brind’Amour; Daniella Hanson, the Baker Street Esso Award and Kylie Thielker the top officials and the Sarge Sammartino award.Mike Hurley won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Vince Vulcano took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Max Spielman won the Profile Photographic award while Dylan Mowery, Alex Laing, Jaden Bennett, Spencer Szabo and Denomie Fisher were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award. Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award’s banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.last_img read more