Thurston Energy: Extends The Buy Down Cost Guarantee Of Its HomePLUS…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Due to popular demand, Thurston Energy announced on Friday that it has extended the buy down cost guarantee of its HomePLUS energy evaluation through March 16, 2012. After that, the federal grant that buys down the cost of these audits by more than 55% will expire – and the price will go up! The HomePLUS, currently retailing for $195 in Thurston County, is a comprehensive, building science-based inspection of a home from an energy-efficiency perspective. Using high-tech diagnostic tools, a BPI-certified assessor can find air leakage, missing insulation, water damage, and more. Homeowners will also receive a customized report describing the findings, and a prioritized list of upgrades, a goody bag with tons of local resources for efficiency and sustainability practices, and more!Thurston Energy wants to ensure as many homeowners in Thurston County take advantage of this great offer as possible, so sign up today before it’s too late! You can also contact Mark Rentfrow, Energy Services Specialist directly, at 360-528-2112.last_img read more

JBLM Commanding General Is Thurston Chamber Forum Speaker

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce has the distinct honor of hosting Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis McChord as he addresses the Thurston County community for the first time as the November 14 Forum speaker.Returning to the Northwest in July after most recently serving as commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning., Lt. Gen. Brown had previously been stationed here from 2002-2006 as Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.Lt. Gen. Brown will speak on the structural changes in chain of command, operational changes, and the economic impact of our community from JBLM at Forum.Forum is held at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center from 11:30am to 1pm.  The cost is $30 general admission, $20 for online prepaid Chamber members and $25 for members at the door. Reservations are requested at 360.357.3362 or www.ThurstonChamber.com.Forum is sponsored by:Port of Olympia, Capital Aeroporter, & Heritage Bank Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Thurston County Chamber Announces Government Buyers at South South Showcase: Procurement…

first_imgSubmitted by the Thurston County ChamberThink about this: Thurston County, the government entity, has over 15 different departments. Each one has a representative that is in charge of purchasing the goods and services that individual department needs; from office supplies to janitorial services; landscaping contractors to toilet paper.Those government buyers have to follow protocol when they purchase those goods and services, and businesses that excel at connecting with those buyers and understanding their individual buying and bidding procedures have tapped into a phenomenal way to expand their market and grow their businesses.Government procurement processes can be confusing, which often results in missed opportunities for local firms. In partnership with the Thurston EDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), we’ve revamped a long time event: South Sound Showcase: Procurement Expo 2014, formerly known as the Business Showcase, that continues to be successful & grow with many new vendors, excellent leads and more opportunities to grow your business.Purchasers’ Row will provide local organizations with an opportunity to network and learn how to do business with local government buyers,” said Stephanie Scott of Washington PTAC.   Purchasing representatives from local government and large businesses will staff information booths. Showcase attendees have the opportunity to stop at each booth making new contacts, networking with current customers, and learning more about the products and services these agencies need and want.  The line-up of government buyers who have already agreed to attend includes: the City of Olympia, the City of Tumwater, the City of Lacey, LOTT, Intercity Transit, Port of Olympia, and Thurston County.The Thurston Economic Development Council’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides local firms with an opportunity to expand business and contracting opportunities with federal, state, and local governments. It has proven to be a valuable and powerful program to open these markets for employers in our community.Returning from 2013, we will publish a South Sound Showcase Procurement Directory that includes contact information for each business that has a booth at Showcase. This is a valuable marketing opportunity for businesses because it sits on the purchaser’s desk for the rest of the year.South Sound Showcase: Procurement Expo 2014 is on Tuesday, October 7 at Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion in Lacey. To purchase a booth, contact: Alisha Blain, Events Coordinator at the Chamber at 360.357.3362 or events@thurstonchamber.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Find out which Manchester United legend was voted Premier League’s greatest centre back!

first_imgAdvertisement 7x27NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbz31Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ews0tWould you ever consider trying this?😱oi4rCan your students do this? 🌚buswnRoller skating! Powered by Firework John Terry, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Vincent Kompany and Tony Adams were some of the greatest defenders in modern football. To chose which among them was the best ever Premier League centre-back is as tight as football debates can get, but keep reading to find out who won such a verdict from fans all over the world.Advertisement Sky held a poll thread on their twitter to see who everybody considers to be the greatest PL defender and the winner has emerged as Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic. The Serbian was considered the toughest in the trade and second to him in the polls is Virgil Van Dijk – the latest PL Player of the Year and UEFA POTY.Advertisement No shame in being second to Vidic himself for Virgil!Van Dijk is still only 28 and could yet win the Premier League with Liverpool and add more cup success to the Champions League he won last year.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Mary Kom, PV Sindhu and other athletes thank PM for #BharatKiLaxmi tweet supporting women…

first_imgAdvertisement 6d3uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7d5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev6n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6munWould you ever consider trying this?😱adCan your students do this? 🌚13bRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi have congratulated all women of India for their extra ordinary success in various fields. The minister of Sports and Youth Development, Kiren Rijju tweeted the message of the Prime Minister  and the women athletes of India were overwhelmed with the message of the Prime Minister of India.Advertisement The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Kiren Rijju tweeted,Advertisement This Diwali, let’s all celebrate womanhood. Societies grow when women are empowered and their accomplishments are given a place of pride! PM @narendramodi ji has appealed everyone to celebrate #BharatKiLaxmi for the extraordinary success of the women of India.The star female Boxer of India, Mary Kom tweeted to express her gratitude towards the Prime Minister of India for his brilliant approach to congratulate Indian female sportspersons.Advertisement I thank @narendramodi for his initiative to honour and empower women this Diwali. Acknowledgement motivates us to work harder and make India proud. #bharatkilaxmi. @KirenRijiju @PMOIndiaOn the other hand, the other female sportspersons like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Nikhat Zareen also expressed their gratitude towards the Prime Minister of India in Twitter.The star Athlete Hima Das was felicitated by SAI for her extraordinary achievements in recent days. She was also overwhelmed with the message of Narendra Modi.She told in Twitter,Felicitated at NIS Patiala during “Bharat Ki Lakshmi Week. I thank Hon’ble Prime Minister Narender Modi Ji for his initiative to honor and empower women this Diwali. This motivates us to work harder and make India proudHopefully the Indian female athletes will be inspired with the message of the Prime Minister and they will excel for India in International level.Junior Gold medalist, whose father is a Lassi seller, expresses joy at PM Modi recognition Advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals Sachin Tendulkar’s pearl of wisdom in helping to deal with pink…

first_imgAdvertisement 23mcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VswemkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec4j1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iza1Would you ever consider trying this?😱avcbsCan your students do this? 🌚61tiRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed the tips he got from the legendary icon of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. According to the skipper, the pearl of wisdom of the former star Indian cricketer helped me to deal with pink ball cricket.Advertisement Sachin Tendulkar once told that the second session in day and night test match is more like the first session of day in the normal test match. According to Virat Kohli, the ball swung a lot in the first ten overs of the second innings of Bangladesh. After that, the swing was not there but it seamed through out the whole day.Advertisement Indian skipper declared the innings at 341/9 on the second day. It is really difficult to play under the lights just after the Sunset. The ball swings more and moreover the track of the ball is difficult to recognize. Bangladesh lost three quick wickets within 14 runs at the beginning of their second innings. After that, Mahmudullah and Musfiqur Rahim built up a partnership. Virat Kohli also added that it would be a challenge for him to bat in the ‘Twillight Zone’ in future. The pink ball test cricket is certainly posting few new challenges towards the players which is good for the game.Bangladesh players train with pollution mask ahead of 1st T20 in DelhiAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona manager talks about Lionel Messi’s retirement date

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement ypjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs669yyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edaxro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4vvjWould you ever consider trying this?😱8txnxCan your students do this? 🌚wvfyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Make a list of all the achievements and honours a footbaler can possible dream of, and Lionel Messi has achieved almost everything. The 2019 Ballon d’Or winner, for the record sixth time, has lifted all the major silverware with FC Barcelona. Only void of the FIFA World Cup in his list of trophies, At the age of 32 the Argentine skipper is still proving to this day why he is the ‘Greatest of all time’ to his fans. However, there will come a day when Leo has to hang up his boots, and the beautiful game will not be the same again. Barça boss Ernesto Valverde speaks of the inevitable.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesMessi, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, have become the face of football for the masses of the current generation. However, stepping into the average twilight age of players, the world will see Leo retiring from all forms of the game, a reminder comes from Valverde.Advertisement Speaking in a recent interview, Valverde said: “It’s something natural, it seems normal, Leo is 32-years-old and although I don’t think he’s thinking about retiring now it’s something which is in the air.”While it holds true that Messi is in his 30s, its not an indication to imagine everyone starts to plan their permanent leaves from sport immediately. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in tremendous form with Juventus at 34 years of age. Zlatan Ibrahimović, aged 38, is planning to return to European football from the Major League Soccer. And of course, the legendary Gianluigi Buffon, who is still standing strong under the crossbar at a striking age of 41.“But I don’t think we should go crazy about it, we have to look at it naturally. Everyone thinks about retirement when they get to a certain age, but just because he’s thinking about it doesn’t mean he’s going to retire in the next three days.” the 55 year old gaffer told.Messi, presently competing the 15th La Liga of his career with the Catalans, and he already has already netted in 11 goals, which includes the match winner versus Atlético Madrid on Monday.His third season since the takeover of Valverde in 2017, and the Spanish gaffer speaks nothing short of absolute appraisal for his favourite apprentice. He continued: “I’m aware of how lucky I am but sometimes the demands of everyday life means you are not allowed to enjoy everything. I think you appreciate these things more with time.”After Messi’s promotion to the senior team from La Masia in 2004, there have been six managers ahead of Valverde at Camp Nou that the Argentine international has been under the guidance of.“I’m aware that I have the enormous fortune of being able to say in a few years I coached Leo.” the former Athletic Bilbao coach added.Barcelona are taking on RCD Mallorca at home tomorrow.Cristiano Ronaldo teases retirement in the next year or two Advertisementlast_img read more

Did this buffalo racer from Karnataka just beat Usain Bolt’s world record for a…

first_imgAdvertisement hwahiyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4ivWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4lbd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfd1Would you ever consider trying this?😱jymz9jxCan your students do this? 🌚6odmRoller skating! Powered by Firework A man from Karnataka set a new record as the fastest runner in the country after a stunning performance at Kambala – a traditional buffalo race. 28-year-old buffalo racer Srinivasa Gowda, took just 13.62 seconds to cover 142.50 meters; breaking the previous record in the sport, which dates back to the early 1990s. This fascinating game of Kambala is exclusively played near Mangaluru and the southern coastal regions of the Karnataka.Advertisement According to locals “Kambala” or Buffalo race, is competed over a slushy paddy field and Gowda took only 13.62 seconds to cover 142.50 meters. But the most astonishing fact is that he ran 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds. To put that in perspective, Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man took 9.58 seconds to complete a 100 meters’ race!Advertisement The referee of the race Vijay Kumar Kanginamane, said that Gowda is currently on a record-breaking run in the current Kambala season; taking the podium on 12 occasions while bagging 29 prizes.A construction labourer during off-season, Gowda who happens to be a school dropout, stated that he was thrilled to watch the sport as a child and began practising 5-6 years ago. When asked about the record, he announced that the credit goes to his buffaloes.“I love Kambala. The credit of my success should also go to my two buffalos. They ran very well. I chased them or drove them.”This season, Gowda has been jockeying three pairs of buffaloes which are owned by Bada Poojary of Iruvail, Mizar’s Shakti Prasad, and Harshavardhan from Poojary. The champion jockey also mentioned that he started training the buffaloes for this grand event four weeks before the start of this year’s Kambala season.The participants usually receive an amount of Rs 1-2 lakh to train buffaloes and take part in competitions for a season; while the owners also reward them with cash prizes should their buffaloes win any contests.But the sport found itself in attention after it was banned when animal rights activists pressured for its prohibition as the race involves the runners whipping the buffalo to make them speed up. The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah however, passed a special legislation to allow the race. You may also like:Nepal bowler Anjali Chand takes 6 wicket for 0 and breaks all time T20 recordSee which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to! Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Gautam Gambhir feels IPL 2020 will be the biggest one ever!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/IPLAdvertisement 2lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsz37gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6qnv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ftbWould you ever consider trying this?😱li4Can your students do this? 🌚bxgt1gRoller skating! Powered by Firework After months of uncertainty amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Indian Premier League is finally making a return in September, and will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time in the cash rich tournament’s history it saw a postponement from its original schedule, as well as the second IPL to be hosted abroad. However, former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that the  IPL 2020 will be the biggest one ever.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/IPLSpeaking at the latest episode of Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show, Gautam Gambhir said that the 13th edition of IPL will be the biggest one in the history of the tournament, as a fresh breath of air for India in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.“Doesn’t matter where it goes but obviously it goes to UAE, it’s a great venue to play any format and plus most importantly it is going to change the mood of the nation,” Gambhir said on the show.Advertisement The former Kolkata Knight Riders captain, who lead the franchise to two title victories in 2012 and 2014, further stated that this IPL will switch up the atmosphere of the country completely, no matter the results or stats.Gauti continued, “It’s not about which franchise win, which player score runs, which guy takes wicket, it’s just changing the mood of the nation.”Advertisement “So, this IPL probably will be bigger than rest of the IPL because I think this if for the nation,” the 38 year old concluded.Following many rumours and speculations after IPL 2020 was suspended from its original commencement date of March 29th, it was confirmed by the governing body that the tournament will return in the Middle Eastern country, as the virus threat in India is still too high to host such a large scale event.“IPL 2020 which was postponed due to coronavirus will now be held in UAE,” IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed earlier. Sources within BCCI also reported yesterday that the tournament will take place from 19th September to 8th November, the window which was originally reserved for the now postponed 2020 T20 World Cup.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-What could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his rescueWhat could have been: Rakheem Cornwall attracted NFL offers before cricket came to his rescue Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Residents Love Fair Haven

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerAs Fair Haven celebrates its centennial year, The Two River Times™ asked residents and business owners what they liked best about their hometown. From food to family, they echoed the town’s proximity to the beach and the sense of community.“I have lived here for 62 years. Everything is in walking distance. My doctors are right here, my dentist, everything is right here. For the 62 years I’ve lived here, I’ve been happy.”Lucile Herr, 88, Grange Avenue resident“I have grown up here and it’s a beautiful place to live. It’s in a great location where everything is close and it’s great being near the beach and parks. It’s also a safe neighborhood.”C.J. Singer, 25, River Road resident and Bike Haven employee“[I like] my friends here. [I go to school here]. I have good teachers.”Charlie Theodore, 7, Park Avenue resident“It’s definitely the community. This is our first year here. We moved here from California. People really seem to care about each other.”Claire Theodore, 39, Park Avenue resident“I have lived here for over 50 years. I like that I get to walk everywhere with my neighbor. I raised my kids here. The school system was good, very good. I can’t complain. It’s a school system. Did we have one or two bad teachers? Yes, but everybody does… What I like least about Fair Haven is that you have to pass through Red Bank to get anywhere like the parkway and such.”Debby Green, 72, Grange Avenue resident“It’s a family town. I like that you know everybody and they know everyone. You could go down the street and be stopped with a friendly greeting. Fair Haven is a great community.”Gianna Maita, 19, Buttonwood Drive resident, Rumson-Fair Haven graduate, and a J. Rooster’s waitress“Everything I need is right here. It’s a really nice neighborhood. It definitely has a community feeling. I moved here 40 years ago when I started working for Bell Labs in Holmdel. Now I’m retired and building and restoring boats in Fair Haven.”Dick Muise, 68, Lake Avenue resident, Two River Boat Works owner“People here are particularly nice. The restaurants and the services here are so nice… I lived here for 65 years… Not a lot has changed. New families move in and raise their kids here then move out and new families move in. This town appeals to a lot of new families and it’s a great place to raise a family.”Marie Knapp, 85, Woodland Avenue resident“It’s so aesthetically pleasing to look at, everywhere you look and the people here are so kind. One day I was out here [the Acme on River Road] and it was a particularly windy day and there was a grocery cart headed toward someone’s car. This guy, whose car it didn’t belong to, ran across the parking lot after the cart… That guy made the extra effort and people here do take the extra effort. People really do care.”Joan Hall, 68, Clay Street resident“Fair Haven has a good feeling to it and has good people plus the beach is right around the corner. I grew up here. I learned to cook here and started my culinary career 30 years ago here. I used to work in Corner Room in Fair Haven and learned to cook there. Then I worked in Fairwinds Deli in Fair Haven… I got my start here. Fair Haven is a great place full of old friends and good foods.”Dave Kearns, 41, co-owner of J. Rooster’s in Fair Haven and a former Fair Haven residentlast_img read more