Christmas Tree Recycling for Thurston County Residents

first_imgFacebook104Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of Commissioners When the holidays wind down and the decorations get packed away, it’s time to figure out what to do with the Christmas tree. This season, free tree collection and drop-off opportunities are available county-wide.Across the region, trees are recycled into mulch for parks, trails, and gardens to keep the Evergreen state green. Photo courtesy: Boy Scout Troop 222.To prepare your tree for recycling, please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, nails, and tinsel prior to drop off. Flocked trees are accepted.Drop-off Locations All Thurston County residents: Trees are accepted at the Waste and Recovery Center located at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey from December 26 – January 14 (closed January 1). Open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; entrance gates close at 4:45 p.m. daily.Rainier residents: Take trees to the Rainier Drop Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from December 29 – January 14. The facility is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Rochester residents: Take trees to the Rochester Drop Box Facility at 16500 Sargent Road from December 26 – January 14. The facility is open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Tenino residents: Trees are accepted at 418 S. Wichman Street from December 26 – January 15.Yelm residents: Place trees in the designated tree dumpsters at Yelm City Park located at SR 507 and Mosman Avenue anytime from December 29 – January 15, or until the dumpsters are full.Pick Up InformationLeMay yard/food waste customers: Place trees in or near your yard/food waste cart (cut into sections of 3 feet or less). Call 360-923-0111 for additional information.City of Olympia garbage customers: Place trees in your organics bin pick up location. For customers with Tuesday/Wednesday service, tree pick up is January 6. For those with Thursday/Friday service, pick up is January 13. Place tree in regular pick up spot by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Trees over 6 feet must be cut in half. If you have questions, contact the City of Olympia’s Waste ReSources at 360-753-8310.City of Lacey residents: Local Boy Scouts will provide curbside pick-up of holiday trees on Saturday, January 6, for residents within Lacey city limits. Trees must be placed curbside in front of homes by 8:00 a.m. Donations to the Boy Scouts can be made online at, or mailed to BSA Troop 222, PO Box 5379, Lacey, WA 98509. For more information, contact the City of Lacey’s Public Affairs Department at 360-491-3214 or [email protected] of Tumwater residents: Place trees at the nearest street corner by 7:00 a.m. on January 8. Be careful not to block traffic signs, or driver and pedestrian access or visibility. Call the city at 360-754-4150 for additional information.Multi-family complex residents: Check with your property manager for tree placement locations.last_img read more

Gor cage Zoo to storm back to KPL summit

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans into jubilation.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15- What seemed like a second string Gor Mahia squad beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions moved back to the summit of the standings with their second consecutive win of the season at the Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday.Goals from Jack Tuyisenge, Boniface Omondi, Joachim Oluoch and Samuel Onyango saw Gor pick maximum points on the road with Zoo scoring via skipper Johnstone Ligare and Nicholas Kipkurui. Head coach Dylan Kerr made nine changes from the side that won 2-0 against Leones Vegeteranios in the CAF Champions League over the weekend, with his eyes fixed on the return leg in Malabo on Wednesday.The only two surviving members from that team were captain Harun Shakava and forward Meddie Kagere.However, the downside to Gor Mahia’s second consecutive four-goal show was the injury suffered by striker Tuyisenge, barely five minutes after hitting the opener.Kerr approached the match with a  change in formation as well, going for three at the back with new signing Charles Momanyi making his debut while Oluoch made his first start for the club since joining in June last year.-Oluoch chances-Wesley Onguso and Omondi were employed as wingbacks with Cersidy Okeyo, Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki playing through the centre of the pack. Tuyisenge and Kagere were paired up in attack.Gor Mahia fans (Green Army) rally behind their team as they hosted Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea in the first leg of the CAF Champions League at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIt was a fast paced opening half with each side giving enormous energy into attack.Oluoch had the game’s first two chances, both coming off set pieces. In the second minute of the match, he failed to direct a header into the net a yard off goal after Momanyi had flicked through a corner from Omondi.Six minutes later, he had another chance this time from Onguso’s trademark long throws, but keeper Martin Elung’at was well placed to pick the effort.Zoo who started the season with a loss at the hands of Ulinzi Stars were not showing any signs of fear and they had their first chance in the 10th minute when Danson Chetambe tried his luck from distance, but the effort was wide.In the 12th minute, Gor had a glorious opportunity when Tuyisenge sighted a Kagere run into the box, slapped in a cross from the right but his fellow Rwandese could not connect with the goalmouth at his mercy.-Joachim intervention-Zoo had another opportunity at goal in the 18th minute, but it took the intervention of a fully stretched Oluoch to tap the ball behind for a corner when Bernard Odhiambo crossed in from the right with Nicholas Kipkurui lurking at the far post.The hosts had an even better chance in the 22nd minute and should have buried it but Chetambe wasted the opportunity. From a swiftly executed counter attack, Chetambe was through on goal with only keeper Shabaan Odhoji to beat, but his effort at lifting the ball over him was awry, the ball going wide.On the half hour mark, Ondieki had an opportunity to cap his debut with a goal when he was put through on goal by Omondi, but his low effort from the edge of the box was saved by Elung’at.Ultimately, Gor got the goal they had knocked so hard for when Tuyisenge simply tapped in from a yard out after a cross from Omondi who had been put through with a defense splitting pass from Philemon Otieno.The hosts almost made an immediate response two minutes later after some good team movement, but Odhoji was at hand to keep his side in the game, palming away a stinging shot from Odhiambo.It turned out to be a bad day for Tuyisenge as he was forced out injured after 40 minutes following an awkward fall as he vied for the ball with the keeper.The pace of the game didn’t drop an inch lower in the second half and within three minutes of the restart, Gor were 2-0 up.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after a missed opportunity during their CAF Champions League tie. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOmondi rushing in at the back post tapped home from a Meddie Kagere cross, with Dennis Otieno’s attempt to clear it off the line coming in late.-Ligare header-Zoo however brought themselves back into the game halving the deficit in the 56th minute when Ligare thumped in a header from an Isaac Kipyegon freekick.The hosts had some increased confidence with an equalizer in sight, pumping in the pressure but they could not find a way to get past Gor Mahia’s defense.Twenty minutes from time, Zoo’s strength was nipped right at the bud when Oluoch made it 3-1 with a low finish from inside the box after bouncing in to a rebound when Shakava’s shot came off the crossbar.Three minutes later it was 4-1 when substitute Samuel Onyango scored his first goal in Gor colors with a simple tap in after rushing on to a spilled ball from Elung’at who could not hold on to Kagere’s shot.But the game’s drama was not just about over when Nicholas Kipkurui scored Zoo’s second with a shot from the edge of the box. Onyango had quickly turned from hero to villain when he lost the ball cheaply Kipkurui punishing instantly.Both teams gave in energy in the final 15 minutes, but the goals seemed to have dried up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny

first_imgBusiness owners and staff in Letterkenny are being urged to be on alert today over a cash-grabbing scam.Two women are reportedly trying to swindle stores out of money on Main Street today (Thursday).The women allegedly ask store assistants for change, before diverting their attention away and taking more cash than they started with. The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is warning all local traders to be aware: “Please be alert and careful with goods and cash and check all notes at this busy time.”Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: How realistic is finishing over .500?

first_imgALAMEDA — Let’s get to some mailbag questions with the Raiders finally coming back home with a 3-4 record heading in to Sunday’s game at the Coliseum against the Detroit Lions:Q: After coming out of the never ending road trip with a positive vibe, how realistic is it for the Raiders to go over .500? — @JPOzstrikerTake a look at what’s left. My biggest issue with the Raiders is their inability to deal with elite quarterbacks, with Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson being the latest examples. …last_img read more

Let’s Take A Moment To Appreciate Apple’s Huge Year Of Product Launches

first_imgTags:#Apple#Gadgets#iPad#iPhone What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts dan frommercenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What’s the old rule? The bigger a company gets, the slower it moves? Not so in Apple’s case, at least not this year.After a mostly-sleepy 2011, Apple has delivered a huge set of new product launches this year, in unprecedented pace.These are…All-new iPad miniiPad third and fourth generation with significant upgradesAll-new iMac, MacBook ProAll-new iPod touch and iPod nanoAll-new iPhone 5iOS 6 and OS X Mountain LionCompare this to 2011, when Apple launched…iPad 2 with modest upgradesiPhone 4S with modest upgradesiPods with minor upgradesMacs with modest updatesiOS 5 and OS X LionPerhaps this is Apple’s current playbook: A slow year, then a fast year. We’ll see what next year brings — maybe an iPhone 5S and minor, incremental updates to everything else. Maybe, a big, new product in the spring, like an Apple television — or maybe not. Pseudonoymous Apple blogger Sammy the Walrus IV has a good post pondering where Apple goes from here; “the AAPL Unknown.”But this year, at least, Apple has been knocking it out of the park with big-update product launches at an unprecedented pace. It’s really impressive, and shows that Tim Cook is doing a great job so far as Apple’s CEO.Next data point: Thursday afternoon, when Apple reports September quarter financial results, we’ll see if its business is still growing as impressively as its product lineup.Also: When Will Apple Peak? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Would You Ever Walk Away From Your Startup?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Entrepreneurs#startup#yec How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … You worked long, sometimes fruitless hours to make your startup a reality. Endless meetings, pitches and late-night work sessions later, it’s hard to imagine walking away. Or is it?We asked nine successful entrepreneurs from YEC what exactly it would take for them to walk away from their startups. Here’s what they said:1. Realizing Someone Else Could Do It BetterI am always cognizant of the fact that good founders don’t naturally make good managers, executives or leaders. We have to work at it and try our best to evolve with our companies as they grow from startups into small- and medium-sized businesses. Responsible founders owe it to their stakeholders to always check themselves by asking, “Am I the right person for this job?” If the answer to that is no and the gap can’t be closed, then it is time to consider moving on and begin succession planning.—Christopher Kelly, Convene2. Losing The Passion CompletelyTo walk away from my business, I would need to have reached a space where the passion I once felt was gone completely. I’m not talking about those moments in business where you’re burnt out, tired and don’t feel like producing a single other thing, but rather those moments where you stop and ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”If I reached that stage, I’d begin looking at how I could exit the business in such a way that would still preserve the essence of the business and the passion and power that it currently has driving it forward. If I couldn’t do that well, my team and clients would suffer, and I couldn’t deal with that. For me, it all boils down to that: the business has to feel good and do good in order for me to stand strong behind it.—Erin Blaskie, Erin Blaskie, Digital Strategist3. Learning Much More About Myself And BusinessBesides an income, the most important thing for me in continuing to work on my company is the constant challenge and learning it provides. I have no idea what I don’t know, but every week I discover something new. I can’t imagine walking away unless I was presented with an opportunity that would stretch me more than I’m being stretched now—along with the tools to help me understand it through mentorship, training, and an amazing team to work with.—Sarah Schupp, UniversityParent4. Walking Away Would Be The Last ResortI couldn’t imagine completely walking away from I absolute love what our team is building and, most importantly, love my team. I can’t imagine not wanting to work with them. That being said, I also know when to let go. If an idea isn’t working out, I’d never stick with the idea just because it somehow works in my head. Instead of totally walking away, I’d just walk down a different path with my team. I know that we’re flexible enough to abandon our initial idea, but also creative enough to dream up another amazing idea to work on together.—Jessica Brondo, Admitted.ly5. Having the Chance To Start Something NewWe almost sold our business a while back because we got carried away with the idea of someone writing us a big check. The more we thought about it, the more we realized that selling to (and working for) the other company would force us to give up the lifestyles we had built for ourselves along with years of potential revenue, growth, control and excitement from owning our own company. If I were going to walk away today, I would want to know that I have the resources (both financial resources and the right team members) to start something new and equally exciting.—Allie Siarto, Loudpixel6. Being Unable To Pay EmployeesAlthough every startup business will have a lean period when it is hard to pay the bills, it is not morally or ethically acceptable to avoid paying employees. If I were unable to pay the workers who are giving me their support and offering their skills to help my company grow, then I would give up on the business.Even if I am still working on paying loans and other debts to creditors, I feel it is my responsibility to ensure that my employees have a safe home environment, food on the table and a way to care for their children. If I ever discover that I will not be able to pay my employees in the future, then I would give them the appropriate recommendations and fair warning that the business will come to a close so that they could find another position.—Jay Wu, A Forever Recovery7. Being Given A Significant PayoutIf I am looking for an excuse to walk away from my startup, then I’m in the wrong business. I absolutely love what I do; that’s why I do it. Sure, if someone offered me a significant payout, it might be time to move on, but until then, I’m not going anywhere!—David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services8. Lacking The Ability To Do WellIf I ever became physically incapacitated and could no longer do a great job operating my company, I would hand over the reins to someone else. Short of that, I don’t see anything convincing me to give up control.—Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors9. Having An Opportunity To Do MoreI really love my business and lifestyle, so it’s hard to imagine walking away from it. But if I were to do so, it would be for an opportunity where I believed that I could make a bigger positive impact than I do now. We only have one life to live, and I want to be a good steward of the gifts I’ve been given.—Elizabeth Saunders, Real Life E AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themcenter_img How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… scott gerberlast_img read more

9 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I want January signings

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I want January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says the club are looking to sign players this month.Saints have already let Steven Davis and Manolo Gabbiadini leave, but Hasenhuttl has revealed he wants more activity before the end of January.”The squad is still a little bit too big for me,” Hasenhuttl said. “Sometimes there are 24 players and that makes it not possible to play 11 v 11 because there are three or four guys left out there.”We took a few young players into the squad, which I thought was necessary, because it helps us create a new hierarchy and bring in a few young, hungry players in.”It always helps to put a challenge on the older ones – it’s a good mix.”Our eyes are open and the transfer market at the moment is a little bit quiet. There were five or so players changing in the Premier League in January.”We will look for one in this transfer market for sure when and what position you will see and we will tell you.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoWatford midfielder Chalobah seeks to help crocked Crichlow

first_imgWatford midfielder Chalobah seeks to help crocked Crichlowby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is helping one of the club’s injured Under-23 players by offering him accommodation and transport.Kane Crichlow, who joined Watford from AFC Wimbledon on a two-year contract in the summer, suffered a broken ankle in first-team training last month after going in for a tackle with defender Daryl Janmaat.The London Evening Standard says Chalobah is aware that Crichlow is far from his home in Bermuda so has invited him to stay with him in Hertfordshire, while the midfielder has also been providing the youngster with lifts to training.Chalobah is also able to offer support when it comes to recovering from long-term injuries after damaging his knee cap two years ago. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Top court to decide validity of internet luring law and its minimum

first_imgTORONTO – The validity of a law against luring a child into sexual activity via the internet and its one-year mandatory minimum sentence will now be decided by Canada’s top court.In a decision Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear appeals of a lower court ruling that struck down part of the law and the minimum punishment it calls for as unconstitutional.The earlier ruling was the latest in a string of court decisions that have struck down tough-on-crime provisions enacted by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper.The current case involves Douglas Morrison, a Toronto-area man in his late 60s who posted an ad on Craigslist in 2013: “Daddy looking for his little girl to meet and have some fun with him.”Morrison, a golf-course groundskeeper in a long-term common-law relationship, ended up having sexually explicit conversations by computer with “Mia,” who was in fact a police officer claiming to be a 14-year-old girl, according to court records. He suggested at one point they meet up, but that didn’t happen.Police charged him with child luring via computer.At trial, Morrison said he believed Mia was an adult woman and that they were engaged in role-playing. Craigslist rules required users to be 18 or older. He also attacked the constitutionality of the law for presuming an accused knows a victim is underage — unless they can show they took reasonable steps to find out otherwise.Ontario court judge George Gage ruled part of the law unconstitutional — for imposing a presumption of guilt — but upheld the requirement for an accused to try to check the age of the other person.Gage convicted Morrison in January 2015, saying there was no need to presume him guilty. Instead, he found Morrison had failed to take steps to verify how old Mia actually was.The judge then refused to sentence the man of otherwise unblemished character to the one-year minimum on the grounds that it would amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Gage imposed a four-month term and probation as more appropriate in the circumstances.Morrison and the prosecution both appealed. He argued the verdict was unreasonable given his position on the age-verification requirement of the law. The Crown argued the law was designed to protect vulnerable children and its minimum sentence was constitutional. It wanted an even stiffer penalty.In July, Ontario’s top court sided with Gage, saying that forcing courts to impose at least a 12-month jail term would be abhorrent and intolerable to Canadians in some cases. Doing so would result in sentences “grossly disproportionate for some individuals,” the Appeal Court said.“The disparity between the one-year mandatory minimum and what would otherwise be a fit and appropriate sentence for Morrison is sufficient to meet the high bar of gross disproportionality.”The court also found the offence itself to be constitutional, despite agreeing the section that presumes an accused knew a victim was underage also violated the Constitution.The Supreme Court will likely hear the case — both the government and Morrison are appealing — late next year.last_img read more