Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia, like everyone else, believes it is our duty to prioritize our staff and community members’ health and safety.Effective immediately, all Port of Olympia offices will be closed to the public until March 31, 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Harbor Patrol operations have also been suspended. The Port will reevaluate its status at the end of March. The Port will continue to provide the following limited services:Swantown Marina & Boatworks will be operational. However, offices will be closed and business will be conducted via telephone, email, or website. Maintenance and Harbor Operations personnel will be onsite, but will be practicing social distancing. Swantown Boatworks will continue Marine Travelift operations and the marine fueling station will remain operational. Harbor Patrol operations have been suspended.Swantown Marina: (360) 528-8049, Swantown Boatworks: (360) 528-8059.The Marine Terminal will remain operational unless otherwise instructed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Access to the marine terminal will be limited. All ship visits and community tours have been cancelled.Olympia Regional Airport is still operational. However, the administration office will be closed and business will be conducted via telephone, email, or website. Service will also be provided through its service window for essential or emergency items. (360) 528-8079.All real estate property showings have been suspended. Inquiries or any tenant questions can be directed to (360) 528-8012.The Port is joining our regional partners to address the economic impacts of COVID-19. A list of resources for small businesses hit by the loss of revenue because of the coronavirus outbreak can be found on the Thurston Economic Development Center website https://thurstonedc.com/resources-for-small-businesses-impacted-by-coronavirus-covid-19/.The Port of Olympia continues to take our lead from Thurston County Public Health. We encourage Thurston County residents to visit their website to stay up-to-date with the latest public health information and answers to specific questions about COVID-19. https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.
JOSE MOURINHO summed up the latest VAR farce – laughing in disbelief as Manchester City won a penalty after a TWO-MINUTE delay.It sparked an amazing spell including Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris saving Ilkay Gundogan’s spot-kick, another VAR referral for a tangle in the penalty follow-up and a 15-man melee.5 Jose Mourinho grins and bear it as Man City win a penalty after a long delay55 What can you do? Jose Mourinho reacts to the latest VAR controversy5Tottenham boss Mourinho was stunned when ref Mike Dean eventually gave a spot-kick after video replays suggested Serge Aurier made contact with tumbling City striker Sergio Aguero.Mourinho reclined back on the bench, almost smirking, as he assessed the long wait and hugely-controversial decision in the Premier League clash.But Lloris then leapt to his left to keep out Gundogan’s penalty.Replays actually showed the French keeper was well off his line at the time.But Dean never checked on VAR for a possible retake.HEATED DISPUTEEven more dramatically, as Lloris scrambled to get the loose ball, Raheem Sterling fell under the stopper’s arms – just as the ball was heading over the goal-line.More than a dozen players became embroiled in a heated dispute – Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld picking up a yellow card – amid another wait for a VAR penalty verdict.And when the decision was no spot-kick, Mourinho clearly wanted Sterling booked for what would have been his second yellow – – and thus red-carded.The England frontman appeared to have been touched by Lloris’ sprawling arms after the ball past them – but went down very easily, irking Mourinho.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesSocial media, though, lapped up the Portuguese manager’s reactions.One fan labelled his antics: “The most Mourinho photo ever. Box office”.And, predictably, another said: “Absolute scenes”.5 VAR was even called on after Hugo Lloris saved the first penalty from Ilkay Gundogan – but this challenge on Raheem Sterling was ruled no spot-kickJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference read more
It is a sign: the clubs, little by little, are preparing for the return to work, an idea that, despite not having a date, is being reinforced with the passage of time. Brescia, in addition, announced that its footballers accepted “in very fast times” the cut in wages, “to protect the club at such a delicate moment”. Brescia, with Torino, Udinese, Sampdoria, Genoa and Spal, is among the six teams that, in recent weeks, have pushed to end the Serie A season.The club, last in the classification (nine points from the salvation zone), lives closely the epicenter of the coronavirus emergency in the heart of Lombardy and today has reiterated its position with a statement: “The resumption of the championship is a hypothesis that the club would like to avoid in respect of the sad reality of BresciaThe ‘rondinelle’, however, communicated to their fans an initiative if finally “the recovery of the championship will be established”: a 22% discount for the tifosi who will want to renew their subscription in the next course. read more
Colin Wallis of Lot 34 Durban Street, Lodge was remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly after he allegedly was found with one kilogram, 734 grams of cannabis.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris is contending that Police ranks, acting on information culled from an intelligence operation, swooped down on Wallis’s Lodge residence on April 18 and carried out a search on the property. They allegedly found four clear plastic bags with the cannabis inside.Under caution, Wallis allegedly told the ranks, “I just keeping this weed for a man in Linden Town Week”.The prosecutor objected to bail by citing the seriousness of the offence, and Wallis was remanded to prison until May 18.
Uitvlugt hit-and-runZameer Ali made an appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court last week and was remanded until October 9 by Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool after he was slapped with several charges, including causing death by dangerous driving.Ali admitted to three of the charges which stated that on September 20, 2018, he was unlicensed to drive a motor vehicle, was driving an unfit motor vehicle (without motor vehicle insurance) and driving a heavily tinted vehicle.The driver was also charged with causing death by dangerous driving to which heDead: Chapil Dave Kumarwas not required to plead. Ali was further slapped with a charge of failing to report an accident, but he denied this charge.He was remanded to prison for the charges he denied and was expected to be fined for the charges he admitted to on his next court appearance.The accident resulted in the death of 23-year-old, Chapil Dave Kumar of Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara (WCD).<<
The new power plant at Anna ReginaOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoConstant power outages…criticises lack of progress in renewable energy initiativesWith constant power outages continuing to plague Guyanese on an almost daily basis, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is questioning exactly what Government is doing to improve the energy sector and implement viable renewable energy projects.According to Jagdeo, Government has failed to live up to expectations when it comes to renewable energy. He noted that he, like many other Guyanese, is affected by blackouts on an almost daily basis.“The blackouts are raging. I live on the East Coast. And every single day, sometimes two, three times a day, we have blackouts. And sometimes it lasts for several hours. I’m not sure if it’s just an East Coast problem, but what I heard, people elsewhere are getting it,” the Opposition Leader said.He added that the party is appalled that there seems to be no immediate plans to address the situation.According to Jagdeo, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is currently looking into the situation, adding that when it comes to the Demerara Interconnected System, no new power generation facilities are being put in place. This is despite the country being close to peak demand.“And many of the sets are old, their installed capacity is close to peak. So the old sets are not performing and there’s no plan to fix it. That’s my big worry. This can only get worse. This Government has failed on every plan it spoke about. It spoke about solar, 80 to 100 megawatts of solar power. Nothing so far,” the Opposition Leader said.Jagdeo noted that Government’s plans for wind and a project that would see a mixture of hydropower and heavy fuel oil have also resulted in no benefits to the interconnected grid. Additionally, he said that businesses and ordinary Guyanese continue to feel the effects.It was only recently that Government commissioned a $1.8 billion power plant on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but just one day after, reports emerged of residents being faced with constant power outages.The multibillion-dollar plant was commissioned by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and other Government officials in April. At the commissioning, the Prime Minister boasted that with the new power plant, there will be a stable and reliable flow of electricity.However, mere hours after the launch, the entire Essequibo Coast was plunged into darkness. At that time, residents thought it was just a changeover but they remained without electricity. The situation worsened in the days that followed with the electricity fluctuating all day.The long overdue 5.4-megawatt power station was commissioned at a time when residents living along the Essequibo Coast were plagued by a series of nonstop power outages, which affected persons throughout the region.At the time, residents had said they had lost faith in the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) which they said was incapable of ending their woes. In 2018, only two of the five standby generators at the Anna Regina Power Station were functional. As such, engineers are appointed to work on a 24-hour shift. read more
Victor Camarasa’s goal looked likely to dent Chelsea’s pursuit of a top four finish and their supporters’ anger towards Sarri was audible.But a dubious equaliser from Cesar Azpilicueta, who was clearly offside, and a stoppage-time Ruben Loftus-Cheek winner rescued Sarri’s team, who stay within touching distance of a place in next season’s Champions League.Asked how he had felt when the chants of “We want Sarri out” rang out from the visiting fans, Sarri said: “I don’t want to answer, but I can understand the reaction of the fans.“But it was probably best for them to wait until the end of the match.”Sarri insisted he wouldn’t let the supporters’ abuse drive him out of Stamford Bridge, although he may yet have that decision taken out of his hands if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League.“I am getting used to this and for me it’s not a big problem. I just have to work to change their opinion,” he said.“I want to stay here. When I arrived the team were 30 points behind Manchester City. I want to stay and improve results, but it is not easy work.“At the moment, there is a difference between Manchester City, Liverpool and us.”The victory keeps Chelsea in sixth place, but only a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United, and may also have emboldened Sarri to launch a staunch defence of his selection decisions.He began with both Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on the substitutes’ bench and failed to hand an appearance to in-form England teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Hazard cannot play 70 matches a season,” added Sarri. “Kante has played a lot of games and in every season there is a moment when you have to give players a rest.”– ‘We were lucky’ –Azpilicueta’s goal drew anger from Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and Sarri admitted his team had been fortunate that the linesman did not spot that the Chelsea skipper was in an offside position when a corner was flicked on by Marcos Alonso.“We were lucky with the first goal. But I think we deserved to win,” Sarri said.“I haven’t see the replay, but Neil told me he was sure he was offside by two yards.“He told me about the referee’s decision, but I can understand the situation.”Chelsea looked jaded for the opening 45 minutes and although it was goalless at half-time, they fell behind less than a minute after the re-start.A half-cleared throw-in allowed Harry Arter to set up Camarasa for a sweetly-struck half volley.Chelsea’s efforts to find an equaliser were thwarted by a resolute Cardiff until the 84th minute when Azpilicueta struck.Cardiff’s anger had hardly cooled by the time Loftus-Cheek stooped to head in a cross from Willian.The result leaves Cardiff five points from safety, although they do have a game in hand on Burnley above them and the two clubs face each other in a crucial fixture in a fortnight.Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said Azpilicueta’s goal only reinforced the need for the introduction of VAR into the Premier League.“If anybody was in doubt before today, I think VAR has got to be the answer to help them out. VAR would have sorted the goal out within seconds,” Warnock said.“We’ve worked on things for the last three weeks and one of them is coming out at corner kicks and leaving a man in.“The lads have just said ‘what we do now gaffer?’ What’s the point? You’ve got to hope the linesman can see it. It’s soul-destroying really.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta helped Maurizio Sarri secure a crucial win © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Mar 31 – Maurizio Sarri insists he will fight to remain Chelsea manager despite fans chanting for him to be sacked during their controversial 2-1 win at Cardiff City on Sunday.Sarri’s position looked precarious when Chelsea trailed 1-0 against Premier League strugglers Cardiff with just six minutes remaining. read more
0Shares0000Gareth Bale agreed terms with Jiangsu Suning last month but the move was called off by Real Madrid © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Aug 7 – Gareth Bale’s stand-off with Real Madrid continued on Wednesday after the forward was left out of Zinedine Zidane’s squad to face Red Bull Salzburg in a friendly.Bale has only played in two of Real Madrid’s five pre-season games so far, coming on as a substitute against Arsenal and Atletico Madrid, and has now been left out completely for a third fixture in a row. James Rodriguez and Mariano Diaz, who are both expected to be sold, were also not included for the match in Austria.Zidane has made clear that Bale is not in his plans as he looks to rejuvenate Real Madrid following their miserable season last term.The club are keen to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen and Ajax youngster Donny van de Beek potential alternatives.But Madrid first need to raise funds, after already spending around 300 million euros ($336 million) this summer.Zidane said last month that Bale being sold would be “best for everyone”, while Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett told AFP: “Zidane is a disgrace – he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid.”Bale is in no rush to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, where he has a contract until 2022, worth around 18 million euros a year.He agreed terms with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning last month but the move was called off after Madrid failed to agree a fee for the 30-year-old.Bayern Munich retain an interest but any deal would be hugely expensive, making it increasingly likely Bale will remain at Madrid for the start of the La Liga season next weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) read more
Pearse Doherty says he saw first-hand the ‘war zone’ like conditions being experienced by patients and staff at Letterkenny University Hospital.The Sinn Féin Deputy was at the hospital this morning to launch his party’s campaign to re-open the 19-bed short stay ward at the hospital.-A petition has been rolled out online – https://www.change.org/p/minister-for-health-simon-harris-t-d-reopen-letterkenny-university-hospital-s-short-stay-ward/share_for_starters?just_created=true – and Sinn Féin activists will be around the county over the coming weeks getting signatures Last year, an average of 19 people a day were on trollies awaiting admission to LUH. This, in spite of the 19-bed short stay ward remaining closed.Sean Murphy, the hospital’s General Manager, last year explained that the 19-bed ward closed due to the commissioning of two newly refurbished wards – the eight-bed coronary care unit and 11-bed haematology/oncology wards.Management at LUH applied for €1.8million in funding which would fund the staff to reopen the short stay ward, but their application has not been met favourably.“It galls me to know there is a solution,” Deputy Doherty said. “In some places, there are no quick-fix solutions but here in Letterkenny we have a solution – open that ward.“We keep hearing from Government that there is no problem when it comes to money for the trolly criss. Well, put your money where your mouth is.“One of the Ministers has actually said that it makes absolute sense what we’re saying. That was months ago and yet we still have a trolly crisis in the hospital and we still have beds lying empty.Letterkenny University Hospital.“We have a Government that is going to a budget scenario in October telling us that we don’t need to spend the €900million available to spend. We need €1.8million to deal with the problem here in this hospital.“The Government have a different view of how they should invest in services than we do. We believe that services are crucial and are a right. That is why they are deciding not to invest in health. “That’s why they say we don’t need to put the €900million into health in the budget; that we’re better off leaving that for a rainy day. I would say that the patients in there on trollies, it is raining for them despite the sun splitting the rocks out here.”To reopen the ward, it has been said that it would require 15 nurses, four health care assistants, a clerical administrator and four support staff.Deputy Doherty: “Every single day last year we had 19 people waiting on trollies in there. There is a ward with 19 bed lying empty. My six-year-old son could work this one out.“I listened to a senior consultant on national radio about the situation and he described it as a war zone. He described the situation that staff were being forced to work through. It’s not right and it’s not proper. “It would provide dignity to patients who are lying on trollies. Many of them are in severe pain and distress and are having to be treated in a hospital corridor. That is a personal indignity.“Their circumstances are being discussed within earshot of someone else. It’s very hard and sometimes there is distressing information having to be relayed to them. Not only do we have a problem in A&E, but that has a direct knock-on effect to the rest of the hospital.“You have surgeries cancelled and people are very aware of that – but that is down to the bed crisis. The capacity just isn’t there.”In June, a total of 291 patients were on trolleys at LUH. Today, there were eight people awaiting admission.Deputy Doherty told of his own personal experience as a patient in the hospital.He said: “I got absolutely excellent treatment, as many people will tell you who go through the front door and who are able to get a bed.“On those occasions, staff related to me the crisis that they were in. I could see it with my own eyes, sitting on a chair with half-a-dozen others, and another half-a-dozen around the corner.“People were taking very seriously ill in front of my very eyes. That should not be happen.“Nurses are juggling everything. We don’t have an environment where it is appealing for nurses and doctors to come into this hospital. Opening this ward and recruiting nurses will alleviate some of that. It won’t fix it all overnight, but it will start to address some of the problems.Deputy Doherty and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn – who were present to launch the new Sinn Féin campaign this morning with county councillors – have raised the matter in both the Dail and the Seanad on a regular basis.Deputy Doherty said: “This is an appeal for the people of Donegal to get behind us. This is a very simple message. We have 19 patients on trollies on average and we have a ward with 19 beds in it. The management want this opened and they made an application last June to the HSE.“When you’re signing the petition, think of the person lying on a trolley overnight, think of the person who is in pain. Take your time and sign the petition. We’re doing this on behalf of others.”“A personal indignity” – Pearse Doherty on trolley crisis at LUH was last modified: July 2nd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Deputy Pearse DohertyHSEinmoletterkennyLetterkenny University HospitalluhPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNSaoltaSimon HarrisSinn Feintrolley read more
Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow 3 Latest Premier League News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Durham and Gough were concerned a larger contract could make Rice lose motivation to play well “And what he meant by that is that we’re giving players so much so early that they do lose the motivation. He felt that was a big problem at Chelsea when they were there.“However, Rice has actually got himself into the West Ham team unlike those Chelsea players. Rice seems like he’s has a fantastic attitude and fingers crossed he won’t be the type to get carried away with it.”Listen to the full Drivetime discussion with Jamie Carragher above “If there was a young foreign player signed from abroad there’d be no questions about what they deserve.“I felt it when I was playing that because I was a local lad at Liverpool I had to be seen to be grateful.“Local players coming through at their football clubs are definitely treated differently financially.“This is a lad who could be West Ham’s main man over the next five or six years so I think it’s unfair he gets the criticism for not accepting the first offer he’s given.” silverware Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Jamie Carragher has leapt to the defence of West Ham’s Declan Rice, insisting he should not be criticised for turning down a new contract which does not reflect his worth.Rice, 19, has emerged from West Ham’s academy to become one of the club’s star performers. tense 📞 @Carra23 called @talkSPORTDrive to discuss Declan Rice.Are #WHUFC right to offer him £15k a week, or does he deserve more? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/aQE8RUFWWX— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 25, 2018 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Rice has been voted West Ham’s Young Player of the Season in the last two campaigns gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won However, the defender-cum-midfielder has yet to commit his long-term future with his boyhood club, with the Hammers’ contract offer reported to be around £12,000-a-week.And Carragher, who spent his entire club career at local team Liverpool, says he sympathises with Rice over the situation, claiming there is extra pressure on local lads to be “seen to be grateful” just to be playing in the first team.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham and Darren Gough, Carragher said: “I thought it was a bit out of order from some of the callers saying Rice was getting too big for his boots or he’s got to be careful about this or that.“But to be honest I look at him and it’s not just Declan Rice, it’s every young player who comes through at a Premier League club or any club always have to be seen to be grateful they’re playing and they can’t just ask for a bit more money. 3 Carragher made 737 appearances in a 17-year career at Liverpool REVEALED The Drivetime duo offered a counterpoint to Carragher’s argument, suggesting offering Rice a significantly higher wage could lead to a decline in form as he could become less motivated with a higher pay packet.Goughie went on to propose whether there could be a way the Professional Footballers’ Association could moderate the amount of wages a young player can have access to until they are deemed to be mature enough to deal with their large wages.Carragher added: “I totally agree Goughie and I had this conversation with Brendan Rodgers when he was manager of Liverpool.“He’d been at the youth set-up at Chelsea where notoriously we heard stories about wages and that and he said ‘we’re actually paying players to fail’. read more