Thurston County Traffic: Weekend-long Closure of Marvin Road Overpass in Lacey

first_imgFacebook58Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers who use the Marvin Road overpass (State Route 510) in Lacey will need give themselves extra time and use alternative routes during this weekend’s around-the-clock closure.10:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, until 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 30Marvin Road overpass and northbound exit to Marvin Road will close.Northbound I-5 exit to Quinault Drive will remain open.Travelers are advised to plan for lengthy delays and added congestion as drivers detour around the overpass closure. Drivers can detour using Exit 114 in Nisqually or Exit 109 at Martin Way East.Businesses remain open and accessible during the closure.The weekend work allow crews to rebuild the Marvin Road on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5. The work is part of continuing efforts to convert the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app and the WSDOT regional Twitter account.last_img read more

Sportspersons and celebrities pour in with their wishes as the Hitman hits 33!

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement Rohit Sharma, the famed ‘Hitman’ of the Indian Cricket Team has just turned 33 today. A fan-favourite and revered as one of the greatest batsmen of the game, the limited overs vice captain received numerous wishes on social media from fellow cricketers, sportspersons and celebrities alike, who felicitated the hard hitting Mumbaiker on his blowout.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersBelow here are some of the best tweets and Instagram posts from the country’s cricket fraternity, that includes Sharma’s current teammates, former Men in Blue icons and also cricketers from around the globe.Wishing you a very special birthday, Rohit! Keep hitting the ball with ease and elegance as you have been doing over the years. Have a safe year ahead. — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 30, 2020Advertisement Happy birthday Rohit @ImRo45 … god bless and have a great year ahead .. stay safe— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) April 30, 2020Happy B’day Rohit @ImRo45. God bless you with good health and happiness and many more elegant innings. Stay safe stay healthy.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020Wishing a very happy birthday to one of my favourite batsman @ImRo45— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 30, 2020Happy birthday partner @ImRo45, hope you keep striking the ball out of the ground as clean as a shooting star 😉😎— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) April 30, 2020Happy birthday brother @ImRo45 May you continue to shine and make us all proud.. lots of love always 🤗🤗— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 30, 2020Happy birthday @ImRo45. Lots of love and continue to make batting look so easy 🤗— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) April 30, 2020Happy birthday to you. From good friends and true, from old friends and new, may good luck go with you and happiness too!”@ImRo45— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) April 29, 2020 View this post on Instagram On your birthday I take the opportunity to show everyone the actual secret behind your smile 😜😁 Happy Birthday Rohitaaaaaa sharaammaaaa 🎂🎂 #cutesmallcheeks🙄🤣A post shared by Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal23) on Apr 29, 2020 at 1:08pm PDTHappy birthday, Rohit! Wishing you and the family health and happiness in these dire times. Stay home, stay safe, bake a cake. @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 29, 2020Happy Birthday to the best white ball cricketer in the world @ImRo45! Have a great year ahead!!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 30, 2020Happy birthday big bro 🤗 Always fun around you, hope you have a great day Hitman 🎯 #HappyBirthdayRohit @ImRo45— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) April 30, 2020You are one of the nicest and most genuine people I know. Wish you a very happy birthday bro @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit #HappyBirthdayHitman— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) April 30, 2020Throwback to this special moment with @ImRo45 as he guided me to my first test hundred. Happy Birthday, Rohit!Can’t wait to recreate this!#HappyBirthdayRohit— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 30, 2020Happy Birthday, Sharmaaaa! Have a great year ahead. Here’s wishing you and your family health and happiness 🤗- God Bless @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit #HitmanDay #HappyBirthdayHitman— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 30, 2020Wish u a very happy birthday @ImRo45 Have a bleesed one! Stay safe and keeping rocking 🤘#HappyBirthdayHitman— Karn Sharma (@sharmakarn03) April 30, 2020 Bina SHARMA E ese hi entertain karte raho yehi dua hai tumhare janam din pe @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 30, 2020Wishing you a very happy birthday Ro!Hope Samaira is keeping you busy at home with all her love and cuteness… Best wishes always! @imro45#HappyBirthdayRohit— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 30, 2020Throwback to this special moment with @ImRo45 as he guided me to my first test hundred. Happy Birthday, Rohit!Can’t wait to recreate this!#HappyBirthdayRohit— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 30, 2020Happy birthday @ImRo45 Have a wonderful year ahead. 🥳🎂🎂🎂#HappyBirthdayHitman— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) April 30, 2020It is a time of darkness @ImRo45 but when the world is back, spread some joy with your touch and style. Hope you have a lovely year.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 30, 2020Happy birthday @ImRo45. To watch you bat is to watch poetry in motion. You are an artist in a cricketers body. Lots of good wishes and blessings on your birthday. #RohitSharma #Hitman— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 30, 2020 View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday @rohitsharma45 bhai.. Wishing you loads success, happiness and good health..Have a great timeA post shared by Shivam Dube (@dubeshivam) on Apr 29, 2020 at 11:26pm PDTHappy birthday Brother ⁦@ImRo45⁩ 🎉🎉🎉— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 30, 2020Yuvraj SIngh and Zaheer Khan’s birthday wishing clips were shared by the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians.📹| Zak and Yuvi send wishes for their ‘Brothaman’ 💙#HitmanDay #HappyBirthdayRohit #OneFamily @YUVSTRONG12 @ImZaheer @ImRo45— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 30, 2020A heart-touching post was seen from Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh, who shared a selfie with her better half on Instagram with a wholesome caption. View this post on Instagram Happiest birthday to the one that makes me laugh till I can’t breathe, to my favourite travel companion, to my best friend, to the best dad, to the one that can’t sing even if his life depended on it. To the best I could ever wish for, happy birthday ❤️ love you RoA post shared by Ritika Sajdeh (@ritssajdeh) on Apr 29, 2020 at 11:02pm PDTWishes also poured in from celebrities and politicians.You Made India Proud And Showed The Potential Of Indian Cricket Team On The Field❗️Happy Birthday @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit— Deepak Mhaskey (@deepakmhaskey) April 30, 2020Wishing you @ImRo45 a very Happy Birthday. May you continue to break records and give us joy. 🎂🎂💐 #Hitman #HitmanDay #HappyBirthdayRohit— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) April 30, 2020Since his international debut back in 2007, Rohit Sharma has made 224 ODI and 107 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue. He has won four Indian Premier League titles and two Champions League T20 titles with Mumbai Indians.Other than cricket, Sharma has been a vocal supporter of animal rights and welfare. He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF India and has also worked with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for the betterment of street dogs and cats in the country.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-A tribute to Chuni Goswami: Independent India’s Greatest Footballer Advertisementlast_img read more

Word on the (Nelson) street has Canucks going all the, er, can’t say it, don’t even want to go there

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily Sports It’s the talk of the gas stations.It’s the talk of the coffee shops and beer and wine stores.The Vancouver Canucks are on the verge of, er, can’t say it, don’t even want to go there.But some people are more optimistic than others.“Canucks in five,” chimed Shawn and Cam Robertson, owner/operators of Taghum Shell convenience store located west of Nelson, who were not at all shy about trumpeting their series picks.The Robertson brothers have been hearing all the hype from customers ever since the Canucks disposed of the San Jose Sharks to advance into the Cup final.“Everybody it talking about the Canucks run to the Stanley Cup,” said Cam Robertson.“Canuck fans have had to wait 17 years just to get to the cup final let alone have a chance to win it all,” said Shawn Robertson.People everywhere are talking about the start of the Stanley Cup Final.Jim Plamondon at Wait’s News on Baker Street has listened to customer after customer give his or her read on the best-of-seven affair.“Its kind of fun,” said Plamondon. “People are pretty excited and are all pretty confident the Canucks are going to do it . . . in five of six games,” he added.Some people are saying this series is about the same mismatch as in 1982 when Vancouver shocked the hockey world — mostly thanks to King Richard Brodeur — before being swept out the door by the Mike Bossy, Billy Smith, Bryan Trottier and the New York Islanders.“Nashville on steroids is Boston,” said Shawn Robertson. “(Vancouver’s) puck possession game is better than Boston’s and we’re faster. The Bruins have two good defenceman we have six.“And depth . . . overall talent up front.”The Robertson’s and Plamondon say people coming in the stores, Vancouver fans out number Boston faithful by a wide margin.However, over at The Grand Merchants manager Scott Swetlikoe tells The Nelson Daily there are a few more Bruins’ fans than he’d like to see.“What surprises me the most is all the Boston Bruins fans coming into the store but then again it really doesn’t surprise me because of Bobby Orr and the way Vancouver played for all those years,” Swetlikoe said Tuesday afternoon. But I’d have to still say it’s a 70/30 split in favour of Vancouver.”Included in the 30-percent is co-worker David Vova — a Boston fan since he was six-years-old.‘I don’t feel bad at all,” Vova said when asked about the ribbing he’s taking from Canuck Nation.“I lived in Vancouver for 20 years, but I was a Boston fan then and I’m a Boston fan now.”“It goes back to my childhood,” he added. “I really liked watching Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Derek Sanderson and Johnny Buyck. Plus I really liked the Boston jersey.”Despite talking the talk, most Canuck fans in the Heritage City don’t really appear to be in the spirit just yet.The only signs of Canuck bandwagon jumping Plamondon sees from his Baker Street location is team flags fluttering in the wind from passing vehicles.But there’s a reason for that.“Not game day,” said Cam Robertson.“Not game day,” responded Swetlikoe to the same question. “Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’ll have it on.”The hype will reach epic proportions Wednesday at Rogers Arena after Mark Donnelly whips the fan-o-meter with his version of O’Canada.Game two goes Saturday in Lotus land before the series shifts back to Boston for games three and four, Monday and Wednesday.If necessary game five is Friday, June 8 in Vancouver.According to the Robertson brothers that should be the night Vancouver . . .. Can’t say, don’t want to go there.Time to sit back, with fingers and legs crossed, and just watch the game. And may best (Canucks) team [email protected]last_img read more

Video: A notable first trip to the nation’s capitol

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One of the Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents in Washington DC this week is Matthew Damschroder. He visited with Ty Higgins about his first trip to the nation’s capital and what he hopes to accomplish.last_img

West Bengal Assembly bypolls: Over 75% polling recorded

first_imgMore than 75% of the 7 lakh electorate on Monday cast votes in the bypolls to the three Assembly seats in West Bengal, amid allegations that Trinamool Congress activists orchestrated an attack on the BJP candidate from Karimpur segment, Joy Prakash Majumdar.The turnout was 77.17% in Kaliaganj, 67.62% in Kharagpur Sadar and 81.23% in Karimpur. Video footage aired by local television channels showed that a group of people surrounded Mr. Majumdar, staged a demonstration, and then started slapping and punching him before pushing him into the nearby bushes.  The BJP candidate blamed the Trinamool for the attack and alleged that West Bengal’s ruling party was trying to “murder democracy”. ‘Attempt to murder’West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh called it an “attempt to murder” the party candidate and said the Trinamool was looking at an imminent defeat.The Trinamool leadership said the BJP leader was trying to garner sympathy. “This was a planned act to garner sympathy from the people,” Trinamool Congress secretary general and State Minister Partha Chatterjee said.In another incident at Kaliaganj, BJP candidate Kamal Chandra Sarkar was seen helping his wife cast her vote. The presiding officer of the polling booth was removed after the incident. In Kharagpur Sadar’s booth number 140, the BJP agent complained that the Electronic Voting Machine was strategically placed beside a mirror wall.Over 7.34 lakh voters were eligible to vote in 801 polling stations. Voters had to choose their representatives from among 18 candidates, including three women.Vacant seatsThe polls at Kharagpur Sadar and Karimganj were necessitated after the MLAs from the respective seats contested and won the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Dilip Ghosh, BJP MLA from Kharagpur Sadar, was elected from the Medinipur Lok Sabha seat and Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, won the Krishnanagar seat in Nadia district. The seat in Uttar Dinajpur district in Kaliaganj had been vacant after the death of Congress MLA Pramath Nath Roy in May 2019.last_img read more

Started as pacer but coach advised to switch to spin bowling, says Ekta Bisht

first_imgLeft-arm spinner Ekta Bisht, member of the Indian women’s cricket team that reached the final of the World Cup recently, said on Thursday that she learnt bowling with a plastic ball during her initial days in game.However, she was a pace bowler during her initial days before coach Liyakat Ali advised her to switch to spin bowling.Bisht, who scalped five crucial wickets against arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup, also revealed that she was also a good batswoman but her decision to focus totally on improving as a spin bowler has caused a sharp decline in her batting skills.”When I used to play with plastic ball, I was a pacer and also a good batswoman but when I went to my coach, he advised me to bowl spin and started giving training to me,” Bisht told IANS.Bisht, who earned her national cap after facing many hardships, said it’s tough to play without proper ground and facilities, especially for those hailing from small towns. But her coach and family helped her a lot during that period.Asked about the final match against England, Bisht said, “It is obvious to be nervous when you play such a big tournament but players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami helped me a lot which made me comfortable.”The Indian eves appeared in the World Cup final for the second time. Earlier, India played the final in 2005 under the same skipper, Mithali, when they had lost to Australia.Bisht said that now it is important to increase the number of tournaments at the domestic level to promote the game.advertisement”Now in order to promote the game, tournaments at domestic level should be increased because it will help women players a lot,” Bisht said.Despite seeing the increase in the popularity of the shorter format of the game, Bisht backed Test cricket.”To make your base strong, Test cricket is important but twenty-20 gets more limelight than Test. All the formats are important.”last_img read more

Texas A&M Football: This Awesome “Gig ‘Em” Cake Looks Too Good To Eat

first_imgA general view of Texas A&M fans at a game.COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Texas A&M Aggies fans cheer from the stands in the first half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)College sports-themed celebratory cakes seem to be a hot trend. Lollie Houch of LollieCakes of Baytown, Tex., has gotten in on the act, and here’s a look at a gorgeous Texas A&M “Gig’em” cake she created.That looks incredible, almost too nice to eat. For good measure, Lollie also made some Aggie-related sugar cookies.Texas A&M cookies! Whoop! #lolliecakes #sugarcookies #tamu #a&m #whoop #gigemaggiesPosted by LollieCakes on Friday, June 12, 2015Aggie fans, if you’re in the mood for some baked goods, hit her up.last_img read more