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first_imgFacebook108Tweet0Pin0Submitted by LOTT Clean Water Alliance / WET Science Center Olympia community members are invited to come learn about local sea level rise response planning, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at LOTT Clean Water Alliance (500 Adams St NE, Olympia). At 6:00 p.m., visit information stations and ask questions of project staff. At 6:15 p.m., hear presentations about the planning effort, potential adaptation strategies, and next steps.Photo courtesy: LOTT Clean Water Alliance / WET Science CenterThose unable to attend the meeting can still review the Draft Plan at beginning December 10, and provide written comments through January 25. Email to send comments on the Draft Plan or request a sea level rise presentation for your organization. Sign up at for the sea level rise e-newsletter.Flooding VulnerabilityDowntown Olympia has always been vulnerable to flooding. High water levels in Capitol Lake and high tides in Budd Inlet can combine to cause water to overtop the shoreline and spill into downtown streets and low-lying areas. Even with minimal amounts of sea level rise, the risk to downtown’s streets and buildings and the many community services will increase. Downtown flooding is anticipated to become more frequent and severe in the future. The Sea Level Rise Response Plan provides a broad strategy for adapting to rising sea levels in both the near and long-term.Downtown Olympia serves as the social, cultural, historical, and economic core of the city. The 450-acre downtown area contains vital infrastructure such as Olympia City Hall, the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant, the Port of Olympia marine terminal, and the emergency vehicle corridors between west and east Olympia. The Olympia Farmers Market, Heritage Park, and Percival Landing are important cultural and recreational places to many residents. Our waterfront and its link to Puget Sound are highly valued by our community and need to be protected. Taking steps to protect downtown from sea level rise can help avoid damage and service disruptions and reduce costs to our community in the long-term.Sea Level Rise Response Plan  Olympia Sea Level Rise Response Plan Project Area. Photo courtesy: LOTT Clean Water Alliance / WET Science CenterCity of Olympia, LOTT Clean Water Alliance, and Port of Olympia have been working together, with help from consulting firm AECOM Technical Services Inc., since May of 2017 to create the response plan to protect downtown Olympia from the impacts of sea level rise.The Sea Level Rise Response Plan is based on the high estimate of sea level rise: 25 inches by mid-century and 68 inches by end of century. This projection takes into account that Olympia is sinking 1 to 2 millimeters per year.The more likely scenario projects sea levels rising by 13 inches by mid-century and 36 inches by the end of the century. The future rate of sea level rise will depend on whether we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and how much.How Olympia FloodsNot all areas of downtown will be impacted by rising seas in the same way or at the same time. The low lying areas around Capitol Lake are already most vulnerable to flooding, followed by portions of the Budd Inlet shoreline north of Percival Landing and along the isthmus.Downtown Olympia in general is affected by high tides, high Deschutes River flows, and combinations of the two. In either event, if water levels are high enough they can flow back through the stormwater drainage system and cause flooding in areas not directly adjacent to the shoreline. Overland flooding can also increase flows to the Budd Inlet Treatment Plant, potentially stressing its capacity for treating wastewater. Portions of the Port property may also be subject to more frequent flooding as sea levels rise in the future.Photo courtesy: LOTT Clean Water Alliance / WET Science CenterFour Focus AreasThe Plan is divided into four focus areas: Capitol Lake / Lower Deschutes Watershed, Percival Landing and Isthmus, Budd Inlet Treatment Plant and Combined Sewer System, and Port of Olympia Peninsula. The Plan addresses landscape, flood dynamics, and flooding vulnerabilities for each focus area. Adaptation strategies have been identified to address sea level rise for each area. These strategies can be adapted over time based on changing conditions. Come to the December 11 meeting or visit City of Olympia’s Sea Level Rise Website to learn more.We Can Address Our Rising ChallengeOur downtown landscape will continue to change in the decades ahead, such as raising of the shoreline and buildings, future development, and land use changes. Sea level rise will be one of the drivers of change, but not the only driver. The Sea Level Rise Response Plan illustrates how places like the Percival Landing boardwalk, Heritage Park, and the Billy Frank Jr. Trail could be enhanced to help provide flood protection. As a community, we can protect Olympia’s unique character, essential services, and critical infrastructure. Together we can address our rising challenge.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: la Repubblica/GS TVAdvertisement de2NBA Finals | Brooklyn VszvzaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E44gd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tejWould you ever consider trying this?😱q2Can your students do this? 🌚7iRoller skating! Powered by Firework Big wins, thrashing opponents, routing rivals- always a thing of utter success for a club’s players and managers, right? If you push several goals past your opponent’s net while maintaining a clean sheet for your team, you should get a raise from the club for being such a hefty manager. Well, not in the case of Invictasauro, as a monumental and unbeliveable 27-0 win against rivals is causing the gaffer Massimiliano Riccini to lose his job!Advertisement Image Courtesy: la Repubblica/GS TVYou’ve probably never heard of them, but ASD Invictasauro is a club from Grosseto, Italy that competes in an Italian junior league. They recently won a 27-0 derby against their rivals Marina Calcio. But the big victory has come down to be detrimental for Massimiliano Riccini, as the club believes the huge win is a sign of disrespect and bad example for the youth.The club’s president Paolo Brogelli in a recent interview stated on his decision to sack Riccini.Advertisement “We were stunned and deeply regretful when hearing that our Juniores team had beaten Marina Calcio 27-0. The values of youth team football are antithetical to such a thing. The opponent must always be respected and that did not happen today.”“As President, I sincerely apologise to the Marina club. I announce that our directors decided, unanimously, to sack coach Riccini. Our coaches have the duty to train young players, but above all to educate them. That did not happen today.”Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement h42NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsevWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec0a3v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ng6oo0Would you ever consider trying this?😱90snCan your students do this? 🌚j2qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Pugilist Manish Kaushik (63kg) became the ninth Indian boxer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics after beating Harrison Garside of Australia 4-1 in a box-off bout at the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman on Wednesday. This victory also ensured India their highest-ever haul of Olympic quotas in a single event, surpassing the previous record of eight which was at the 2012 London Olympics.Advertisement Picture Credit: AFPFollowing a setback in the quarter-finals, Kaushik was given another chance to secure his place in this summer’s Olympics and the army-man didn’t disappoint his country this time. In a brutal bout which was a repeat of the 2018 Commonwealth Games final, the 24-year-old suffered a nasty blow on his ribs; but went on to beat his opponent (who also endured a bloodied face) by a margin of 4-1 through some fantastic moves.“It was my dream to play at the Olympics and today it has finally come true for me and my family. My coaches have made a huge contribution in this,” the Haryanvi boxer said after the match.Advertisement Meanwhile, Ajay Singh, the President of the Boxing Federation of India also expressed his delight with India’s performance saying, “It is a moment of pride for Indian Boxing. For the first time ever, 9 Indian pugilists have qualified for the Olympics and that too at the first qualifying event. We still have the World Qualifiers in May and I am confident that India will qualify in all 13 categories,” “Our mission is to win Olympic medals and these 9 qualifications are an indication of the potential that Indian boxers possess. Having qualified in the first qualification event will give them a big boost and will motivate them to work harder. On our part, we along with the Sports Ministry and SAI will ensure that we provide them with the best possible infrastructure and support to meet the end objective.” he added.The other 8 Indian pugilists to qualify for the quadrennial showpiece are Mary Kom (51kg), Amit Panghal (52kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg).However, the Indian boxers who failed at the Asian Qualifiers including Sachin Kumar (81kg), will get one final opportunity to represent the country at the Tokyo Games, through the World Qualifiers in May. You may also like:Boxer Amit Panghal reaches historic world number 1 spot ahead of Tokyo 2020Read why the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could be postponed to the end of the year! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLITTLE SILVER- Red Bank Regional Creative Writing Majors in the Visual & Performing Arts Academy once again earned a bounty of awards in the prestigious national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Four students won national awards with Jordan Fleming of Red Bank winning a gold medal. Silver medals went to: Skylar Ebe, Willow Martin, and Mya Nunnally. Selected students will be invited with their teacher, Dr. Gretna Wilkinson, to attend the award ceremonies at Carnegie Hall on June 2. National winners represent less than 1 percent of nearly 320,000 works of art and writing submitted. Student works are submitted from all over the nation. Fleming and other gold medalist winners will have their work displayed at the National Exhibition at the New School Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery from June 2 to 12.last_img read more

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |RUMSON – The backyard was where their love for lacrosse bloomed.Rob and Alex Kelly can still recall the times they spent together at their Rumson home sharpening their skills with joint wall ball sessions, and strengthening their brotherly bond with more mellow games of catch.Back then remained focused on the fun of the sport, rather than the places it could one day take them.However, years later that focus has shifted, as the Kelly brothers have earned the opportunity to go further than they ever dreamed, taking the international stage this summer at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel, where they’ll headline the Jamaican National Team roster.“When I first picked up the game of lacrosse, I never knew if I would be skilled enough to play for the varsity team in high school, let alone in college,” said Alex, 23, a 2013 graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and a two-year varsity competitor who is currently playing for Monmouth University. “Now, to be preparing to compete on the international level, it’s a dream come true.”The Kelly brothers’ Jamaican citizenship comes from their mother Nicola, who was born in the island nation before relocating to the United Kingdom. It was there she met and married her husband, Kevin Kelly, and where the couple had two sons.Eventually the Kellys moved across the Atlantic to New Jersey and settled in Rumson. But thanks to their mother’s national pride, the boys never lost touch with their familial roots.“We’ve been going to Jamaica and spending time there pretty much every year since I can remember,” said Rob, 26, who graduated from RFH in 2010 after three seasons of varsity competition with the Bulldogs, followed by a spot on the University of Richmond club team. “And that’s because my mother has always maintained a strong sense of pride in her home country, and it’s something she’s certainly instilled in us.”“Being able to represent Jamaica in this fashion has made our mother very proud,” Alex said. “We wouldn’t have this opportunity without her and it goes deeper than citizenship. She’s been instrumental in helping put this team together. From organizing the players and coaches, to the fundraising efforts, she’s basically started a small company and it’s all in the name of Jamaican lacrosse. And when mom’s pulling that much weight, we’d better play well for her.”This journey to the FIL National Lacrosse Championships began a year ago when Rob took a trip to the Caribbean country where he spent a week training and coaching Jamaican children alongside Christian Brothers Academy alum Kevin Dugan, the executive director of Fields of Growth, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting the game through positive social impact and global leadership development.It was at the instructional clinic where Dugan notified Kelly about plans to field the first Jamaican National Team in the county’s history and to have that outfit play among the world’s best this July in Israel.“When I got out there Kevin and I started to talk and he realized that my mother was from Jamaica. Then I told him about my brother and he was even happier,” Rob said.“We understand how special this is,” Alex added. “This is the first time Jamaica has had a lacrosse team play at the international level and there’s some responsibility that comes with being part of it. This a roster full of talented players with something to prove. We don’t want to just go out and play. We want to compete and win and prove that Jamaica belongs.”The Kelly brothers and their teammates are set to appear in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament, as the Jamaican National Team squares off with host country Israel in the event’s opener on July 12, which is expected to fill the 24,000-seat Netanya Stadium.“That game is definitely the one we’ve all had circled on our calendars,” Rob said. “With 48 countries competing, it’s the largest turnout in the history of this tournament, and we’re going to be starting it off with all the fans and every other team on hand to watch. This is the biggest game I’ll ever be part of and it’s something I’m really looking forward to.”According to the Kelly brothers, though the FIL World Lacrosse Championship is the first step toward introducing Jamaica to the national stage, it can’t be the last, as they and their teammates are planning a sustained, hands-on effort to instill a lacrosse tradition on the island nation.“We certainly plan on going back there at some point and we do feel that responsibility to immerse ourselves in the Jamaican lacrosse community,” Rob said. “That’s the only way to build a culture and a tradition and to ensure that this national program can be self-sustaining.”The FIL World Lacrosse Championship is scheduled to run from July 12-21.This article was first published in the March 29-April 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgScharfenberger, who was sworn into a one-year unexpired term of his own during the Freeholders’ Jan. 3 reogranization, said Perry’s election will inject fresh blood and ideas into the County’s largest municipality. Perry was appointed to the Township Committee in November 2017, when he was chosen to fill a vacancy left by Steve Massell, who resigned to accept a position on the Monmouth County Tax Board. Following a brief executive session, the Board voted 7-2 in favor of tabling their resolution, which, if passed, would not be a piece of legally binding legislation. Later that morning the Committee was true to its word, voting unanimously to table its resolution. In 2014 he served as Chief of Staff to former State Senator Joe Kyrillos, who attended the Jan. 6 reorganization and delivered the oath of office to Perry. “I’ve heard it over and over again that it’s the same old faces in local politics, but here we have a 28-year old who’s the best of all worlds,” said Scharfenberger, who served three mayoral terms in Middletown. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4) was on hand to swear in Snell to a two-year unexpired term, while Scharfenberger delivered the oath to Hibell for a one-year unexpired term. Prior to holding office in Middletown, Perry took a position with the state of New Jersey and helped organize recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy with New Jersey’s Departments of Community Affairs and Environmental Protection, and the U.S Office of Emergency Management. A springtime election would also cut the term-length of board members by nearly eight months. “Not only is Tony the youngest mayor in the history of Middletown, but he’s also the youngest mayor in the State of New Jersey, and that says a lot about him and his drive to be an outstanding public servant,” Kyrillos said during an interview with the Two River Times. “Middletown is going to be in great hands with him at the top.” A copy of the Board’s proposed resolution stated that moving the election back to April would result in a significant financial burden on local tax payers in excess of $40,000, as well as giving the Township Committee authority to set the school budget if residents voted it down. MIDDLETOWN – Anthony S. Perry, 28, took his oath of service at the municipality’s annual reorganization meeting Jan. 6. He is believed to be the youngest major in Middletown’s township history. Snell was appointed to the Committee in July after Stephanie C. Murray resigned to accept the role of full-time business administrator for West Long Branch. The appointment process was the same for Hibell, who was chosen to step in for former Middletown mayor Gerry P. Scharfenberger upon his selection to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Jan. 21 is the deadline to notify the Monmouth County Clerk’s office that a resolution has been passed to move the Board of Education election to April. The Board was forced to scramble when, according to Board Attorney Lester Taylor, it was served a letter near the end of the Jan. 3 business day stating the governing body’s intentions to adopt a resolution moving the Board elections to April, rather than the first Tuesday in November, to “provide voters with a greater voice on a majority of their property tax bill.” “We are not looking to shorten anybody’s term,” said the Township’s Deputy Mayor, Anthony P. Fiore, during the public comment session. “I’m not here to opine on how we got to this point, I’m here to state the intentions of the Committee, and they are to work with this Board of Education. Our intention was never to take the dialogue away on this subject.” Perry led a Republican ticket this past November that included Patricia A. Snell and Rick W. Hibell, which swept the vote. Jan. 14 was a proposed meeting date for both sides to continue the conversation, ahead of the Board’s next scheduled meeting Jan. 15. “(Perry) has a tremendous amount of experience at the state level, so he understands legislation. But he’s also been on boards and commissions locally, so he understands both ends. We’re very fortunate.” His rise to the top office in Middletown follows a general reelection victory in which the Republican recently won a full three-year term. He was unanimously chosen by his fellow committee members to serve a mayoral term in 2019. Fiore gave his word that the Committee would table its resolution at the reorganization meeting later that morning if the Board chose to do the same. Committee & Board of Ed Table Election Talk In an act of solidarity, the Township’s governing body and Board of Education decided to table competing resolutions and contentious election talks Sunday morning. “I’m incredibly grateful to the residents of Middletown for their confidence and their trust, as well as to my colleagues for entrusting me to serve this role. It truly has been the the honor of my life to serve this amazing town, and the lessons that I’ve learned have made me not only a better public servant, but a better person,” Perry said.last_img read more

first_imgSome local volleyball keeners got an early start high school season by refining their skills at the Kootenay Volleyball Camp held at Mount Sentinel in the South Slocan. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the volleyballers head start with Team of the Week accolades. The contingent includes, back row, L-R, Lauren Spurge , Erin Turner, Jaden Roch, Sahara Aburaneh, Jessica Paulson, Malin Chernoff, Jessie Rehwald and Lynnea Carr. Middle, head coach Joe Moreira, Kyra Makortoff, Paige Paulson,  Zahra Askary, Madia Rehwald, Rebecca Argue ,Kelly Ludwar and Hannah Holitzki. Front, Abby Bouchier-Willans, Breanne Minor, Kaitlin Minvielle, Makayla Ambrosio, Lexi Tarasoff, Riley Sherbinin and Abby Sebastian.last_img

first_imgMeanwhile in the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League, Red Dog scored just enough goals to edge defending champion Jackson’s Hole 2-1.In the other game, Club Inter made it look easy blasting Real Nelson 5-0.The two semi final winners meet in the league final Sunday at 3:45 p.m.Lily Whites ready to claim crownLily Whites continued its regular season domination in the playoffs after posting a 2-0 shutout of Selkirk Eyecare in playoff action of the Finley’s Ladies Rec.Lily Whites meet regular-season runnerup Dirty Dozen in the final at 2:30 p.m.Dirty Dozen outlasted Red Dog 3-2 in the semi final. There’s going to be a few new champions in the Nelson City Soccer League.This coming after the two defending champions in both the Leo’s Men’s Open and Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters Leagues went down to defeat.In Leo’s Men’s Open, the Innkeepers were almost unbeatable during the regular season.However, when the playoffs rolled around Kootenay Co-op proved to be the better side by knocking off the defending champs 2-0.Tad Lake had an easy time in the net as the Innkeepers struggled to test the Co-op keeper.In the other semi final the Old Dogs outlasted the LVR Bombers 4-1.The final goes Saturday between Kootenay Co-op and Old Dogs at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.last_img read more

first_imgInjury list reportThe list of players on the Leafs injury continues to be very long for a team wanting to make a long trek into the post season.A quick scan of the defence sees Dash Thompson questionable while Aigne McGeady-Bruce and Max Daerendinger are both out for the series.Daerendinger was injured during Friday loss to Spokane Braves.Forward Blair Andrews is day-to-day while defenceman Smith and forward Eamonn Miller are both expected back in the lineup Tuesday.Major Midgets to the rescueTo fill out the Leafs lineup, DiBella has put in a call to Kootenay Ice coach Brian Jones to ask for the services of defencemen Brendan Mckay and Kaleb Comishin and forward Riley Swiscoski.Williams to start Game oneDiBella is happy with the play of netminder Josh Williams to give the former Alberta Junior Hockey goalie the start in Game one.Williams came to the Leafs at the January roster deadline from Bonnyville Pontiacs.Williams, 18, was injured for most of the latter part of the season, playing in only three games — two against Creston and Spokane the last week of the season.DiBella said no decision has been made on which goalie — Williams or Patrick Ostermann — would start Game three. Following the decision to forfeit their final game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2015-16 regular season Sunday against Grand Forks, the Nelson Leafs now turn to face a humungous task as the Heritage City franchise prepares to face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.The banged-up Leafs face a Broad-Street-Bully-like Nitehawk team that won the season series against the Green and White, finishing 33 points ahead of the fourth-place club with a 34-11-4-0-3 mark.Still the Leafs refuse to back down heading into Game one of the best-of-seven series that begins Tuesday in Fruitvale.“We have to use our team speed to chip pucks past them and rely on the refereeing to look after the clutching and grabbing and late hits,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella on the eve of the series.Of course it’s been well documented the Leafs plight over the past few weeks icing a lineup.Playing a schedule down the stretch that saw the team play eight games in 15 days in February, the Leafs saw player after the player spend time with the training staff.However, the coaching staff is optimistic the Leafs can give the Nitehawks a run provided key players return to the lineup.“I think if we get these (injured) players back in the lineup, some who are impact players who might take a game to shake out the cobwebs, but I know this team is a very competitive group that are excited about starting the playoff run,” DiBella explained.Game two of the series goes Wednesday in Fruitvale with the series shifting back to Nelson Friday and Saturday for games three and four at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

first_imgThe British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) championship best-of-three final opened Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 5-1 Selkirk College Saints victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans.Game two of the series goes Saturday at 7 p.m. tonight in Castlegar at the Arena Complex with the Saints looking for a league record fourth straight BCIHL title.Ryan Edwards played set-up man with four assists, Dallas Calvin scored a pair with Ashton McLeod, Ryon Sookro and Jamie Vlanich providing the rest of the offence.Saints starting goaltender and recently announced BCIHL First Team All-Star James Prigione stopped 24 shots in the win. Facing BCIHL Second All-Star Team goaltender Silas Matthys who backstopped his team a first round upset over Simon Fraser University in last weekend’s semi-final, the Saints pounced quickly.Defenceman McLeod’s shot from the point eluded Matthys just 24 seconds into the game for a 1-0 lead.The Saints then peppered Matthys with seven shots in the first five minutes where they dominated play. A pair of penalties in the second half of the first period doused Selkirk’s momentum and Jamey Kreller scored on a breakaway to tie the score with two minutes left in opening 20.Sookro scored 25 seconds into the second period when he stuffed away a rebound that came after Dane Feeney dangled through three Spartan defenders.Calvin gave the Saints a two goal lead seven minutes into the second when he fired a laser top shelf over Matthys’ blocker. Selkirk’s third powerplay goal of the period also came courtesy Calvin with helpers from fellow Beaver Valley Nitehawk alum Edwards and Sookro.Vlanich scored his fourth of the post-season midway through the third when he moved with purpose through the Spartans’ zone on a great individual effort.Trinity Western threw 11 shots on Prigione in the gritty final period where the intensity is sure to carry forward to Saturday night’s Game Two.last_img read more