Stream Team Offers Incentives for Motorists to Fix Leaks in “Don’t…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Stream TeamDid you know 1.7 million vehicles in the Puget Sound region leak seven million quarts of oil per year? That’s equal to a tanker truck per day! Vehicle leaks cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Fixing the problem can help drivers keep their cars on the road, while keeping toxic pollutants such as oil from traveling into our local waterways and Puget Sound.During 2017, Puget Sound motorists can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to the “Don’t Drip & Drive” campaign.Thurston County area automotive repair businesses are offering discounts to incent drivers to repair leaking cars. Photo courtesy: Stream TeamAs part of the campaign, participating local auto repair shops will conduct a FREE visual leak inspection, a diagnostic service valued at up to $80. If there is a problem, the driver will receive a coupon for 10% off service (up to $50) to fix the problem – a total savings of up to $130.Auto leaks can be expensive. Don’t Drip & Drive helps drivers find out if their car has a leak, and it gives them a discount to fix it. Studies show that 67 percent of drivers who find a leak will fix it within three months. In an effort to make that closer to 100% of drivers, Don’t Drip & Drive encourages you to go out and get your car checked.Don’t Drip & Drive was designed to build awareness and educate people throughout Washington that it is important to check for vehicle leaks regularly to keep their car in proper working order and to protect local waters.Leaking cars pollute the environment. Put a piece of cardboard below your car at night and check for drips in the morning. Photo courtesy: Stream Team.By regularly checking for vehicle leaks, you improve your car’s safety and reliability. To check your vehicle for leaks at home, all you need is cardboard or newspaper. Place one of these under your car overnight. This will allow time for any leaks that may be present to drip onto your material. The next morning, examine the material you placed beneath the car for any stains. Take note of the consistency and color of the stains, then use the Don’t Drip & Drive Leak Diagnostic Tool online to determine what kind of leak you have.If you notice a leak, take your car to a participating mechanic to get it fixed. Don’t miss your chance for a discounted leak repair. To take advantage of the free visual inspection for vehicle leaks, and 10% off repairs, visit one of these participating mechanic shops:Lacey:Automotive Artistry – 5711 Lacey Blvd SE Suite 308, Phone: (360) 412-8023Hawks Prairie Automotive – 8045 Martin Way E, Phone: (360) 456-8000Jimmy’s Automotive and Discount Muffler – 4524 Pacific Ave SE, Phone: (360) 459-7113Meineke Car Care – 5916 Pacific Avenue SE, Phone: (360) 542-6000Midas Auto Service Lacey – 3935 Pacific Ave SE, Phone: (360) 456-5880Olympia:Andy’s Automotive & Off Road – 7292 Martin Way, Phone: 360-456-1776Bron’s Automotive – 1025 Black Lake Blvd SW #2B, Phone: 360-943-5993Champion Automotive Repair – 7013 Martin Way E, Phone: 360-438-3839Lloyd’s Automotive and Transmission – 425 State Ave NE, Phone: 360-357-7422Meineke Car Care – 517 4th Avenue E, Phone: (360) 357-8995Midas Auto Service Olympia – 108 NW Kenyon St, Phone: (360) 357-4544Nisqually Automotive & Towing – 10246 Martin Way E, Phone: 360-491-4357Terry’s Automotive – 2021 W Harrison, Phone: 360-943-0410Ben’s Automotive – 1041 Southbay Rd NE, Phone: (360) 325-9414Bryan’s Automotive – 6940 Martin Way E, Phone: (360) 493-8300Integrity Automotive – 2202 4th Ave East, Phone: (360) 915-8216Olympic Transmissions & Auto Care – 7011 Martin Way E, Suite A, Phone: (360) 456-2266Tumwater:Tumwater Automotive – 6020 Capitol Blvd S, Phone: (360) 943-9097Get your leaking car repaired at a shop in Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater. Photo courtesy: Stream Team.This article was brought to you by the storm and surface water utilities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County. Stream Team participates in regional pollution prevention campaigns, such as Don’t Drip & Drive, with jurisdictions and organizations across the Puget Sound region.Stream Team offers FREE community events that are open to everyone. You can participate individually, or bring your family, friends or members of your community group. For more information, please visit www.streamteam.info or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThurstonStreamTeamlast_img read more

Yuzvendra Chahal couldn’t hide his emotions after Dhoni’s dismissal in World Cup semi-final

first_imgAdvertisement o7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3bgymuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7i4u( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aWould you ever consider trying this?😱7vrlCan your students do this? 🌚5h1t12Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal revealed that he ‘struggled’ to hold back his tears when MS Dhoni got out in India’s chase against New Zealand in Old Trafford at the World Cup 2019 semi-final. The youngster mentioned that the defeat was hard to digest and that he couldn’t control himself after the veteran wicketkeeper’s dismissal.Advertisement Chahal arrived at the crease after Dhoni’s effort came to an end in the 49th over during their 240-run chase against the Kiwis. The rain-afflicted semi-final saw Dhoni along with Ravindra Jadeja almost pull off a miracle with a 116-run stand which took a panicked India from 92 for 6 to 208 for 7. With MS Dhoni’s dismissal, India’s hopes of reaching the final coming to an end.Advertisement And in a recent interview, Chahal said that he tried to control his tears when he came down to bat. India were ultimately bowled out for 221 after Chahal, the last man, got out for 5.“It was my 1st World Cup and when Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) got out and I was going in (to bat), I was trying to hold back my tears. It was so depressing.” Chahal said.Advertisement “We played so well for 9 games but suddenly we were going out of the tournament. Rain wasn’t in our hands and so it won’t be right to say anything (about the interruption). It was the first time that we really wanted to go back to the hotel as soon as possible from the ground” he further added.Despite the semi-final defeat, India came out as table toppers in the league-stage table with 7 wins in 9 matches. But the top order’s dismal performance in the game at Manchester helped New Zealand book a place in the final game of the tournament. India were reduced to 5 for 3 after Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were dismissed for 1 each while chasing 240.  Advertisementlast_img read more

The Life of Domestic Servants in Freehold

first_imgAfrican-American domestic servants worked in many 20th century Monmouth County homes. Around 1900, Thomas Laws (left) was brought from Virginia by Capt. George Bailey to work in the Bailey family’s Brielle home, as shown in this drawing by Bailey’s son. Laws and his family settled in the area.Photo courtesy Jackie Morgan-Stackhouse FREEHOLD – On Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Monmouth County Historical Association, the cultural impact of domestic servants working in Freehold during the 20th century will be the subject of a talk by Walter Greason, Ph.D, chair of the educational leadership department at Monmouth University. Greason is the author of six books, lectures frequently here and abroad, and is the founding president of Red Bank’s T. Thomas Fortune Foundation. He recently spoke with us about his research. Drawing from themes in his 2010 book, “The Path to Freedom, Black Families in New Jersey,” as well as his personal family history in Freehold, the distinguished scholar will explore the lives and contributions of “the brave families of New Jersey who made a difference in their communities and across the country.” Was being a domestic servant a career choice or was it a matter of economic survival? Where did most of Monmouth County’s domestic servants come from? Were they local people or migrants from other parts of the country? This wasn’t a direct result of slavery, but domestic service jobs in places like Freehold were better than sharecropping in the southern states. At the people had no capacity for time, it was thought these other kinds of labor. By Rick Geffken How common was it for domestic servants to work in Monmouth County households during the 20th century?center_img Was domestic service an option for minorities only? If so, was it a legacy of enslavement? Family survival. Before 1930, African-American men worked as stage coach drivers, chauffeurs and train porters. In Freehold, they did yard work, sometimes walking 25 miles in a day from house to house. Did any domestic servants in Freehold or other local towns succeed in other pursuits? Prior to the Great Migration (1916 through the 1960s) from the rural south to northern states, many African Americans worked their way up and down the coast following crop harvests in New Jersey and into New England. Eventually, after they moved here permanently, African Americans contributed to the growth of cities like Long Branch and Asbury Park where they supported the tourist industry. Many did, as did their descendants. My mother’s family came from New Bern, North Carolina to Freehold in 1923. They helped build the African-American community in the borough. Very common. My review of early 20th century census records revealed that 75 percent of the African-American women in Monmouth County were employed as domestic servants – laundresses, maids, cooks, the kinds of jobs associated with housework today. These women were hired at very low rates of pay, around $2 to $3 per week in the 1920s. They often worked for multiple households. The event will take place at the MCHA’s headquarters, 70 Court St., Freehold, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the lecture are $5. Visitors can combine a visit to the MCHA Museum and admission to the lecture for $20. Details and ticket reservations (recommended) can be found at monmouthhistory.org or by calling the MCHA at 732-462-1466.last_img read more

Muguruza rises 16 positions and moves towards the WTA Finals

first_imgThe nice efficiency of Garbiñe Muguruza at the Australian Open, the place he fell in the ultimate of the event in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin, It was seen this Monday mirrored in the WTA rankings. Muguruza stars in one in all the climbs of the week after rising 16 positions and positioned in the place 16 of the WTA rating with 2,527 factors, to nearly 1,100 factors of the Prime-10.Australia’s Ashleigh Barty stays yet one more week forward of the standings with 8,367 factors and leads Simona Halep by greater than 2,200 factors, which rises to the second place after reaching the semifinals of the event (in addition to the aussie). The primary novelty in the Prime-10 this week is the entry of Sofia Kenin The American added 2,000 factors after claiming champion of the Australian Open and rose eight positions to be seventh in the classification with 4,495 factors.Along with Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin, two different gamers stand out for his or her rise in the rankings this week: Tunisia Ons Jabeur (up 33 positions to 45th place with 1,190 factors) and the American Coco Gauff (scale 16 positions to 51 with 1,112 factors). Carla Suárez (55th with 1,048), Sara Sorribes (up 13 positions to face 78th with 767 factors) and Paula Badosa (up 5 locations to face 92th with 698 factors) they full the presence of Spanish tennis gamers in the Prime-100 of the classification.WTA Rating at February 3, 20201. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,3672. Simona Halep (RUM) 6.1013. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,290 4. Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,7755. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,6756. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,6657. Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,4958. Kiki Bertens (NED) 3,9659. Serena Williams (USA) 3,91510. Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,626 ————11. Petra Kvitova (RCH) 3,466 16. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 2,52745. Ons Jabeur (TUN) 1,190 51. Coco Gauff (USA) 1,11255. Carla Suárez (ESP) 1,04878. Sara Sorribes (ESP) 76792. Paula Badosa (ESP) 698Muguruza takes a large step towards the WTA FinalsThe Australian Open ultimate has allowed Garbiñe Muguruza to completely interact in the battle to be in the WTA Finals from Shenzhen, which brings collectively the eight greatest gamers of the season. With the 1,300 factors of the runner-up at the Australian Open Muguruza is in second place in the standings with 1,470 factors, solely surpassed by Sofia Kenin (first with 2,100) and surpassing the Australian Ashleigh Barty by nearly 180 (third with 1,251). Muguruza additionally maintains a bonus of 900 factors with the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, who this week occupies the final place that offers the go to the WTA Finals on this classification.Race To Shenzhen on February 3, 20201. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2,1102. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 1,4703. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1,2514. Simona Halep (RUM) 8805. Petra Kvitova (RCH) 6156. Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 6007. Elena Rybakina (KAZ) 5908. Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 5709. Anett Kontaveit (EST) 48610. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 486last_img read more

My Digital Age Journal

first_imgI have always been jealous of people who keep journals. I’ve never maintained that discipline as well as I have wanted to. My handwriting is atrocious, making my written notes useless in the future (to write legibly, I print very slowly). Even though my typing form is ridiculously bad, I can type very fast, typing a couple thousand words an hour. It is legible and useful.To accommodate my need to keep a journal, meeting notes, book notes, my operating principles and work rules, a problem log, and a decision journal, I have moved this work to Airtable (Link to), a web-based relational database. The reason for doing so is because of the search functionality, with fields that serve as the equivalent of tags.Journals are no good unless you can refer to them later. The categorizing of entries and the ability to search for words makes a database with a huge, free-form text field an effective choice, even if it isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as a good journal.Because meeting notes are taken so that they can be reviewed and referred to later, the ability to locate them by date, person, client, or topic is functionality that is built into a database. I’ve started a database recently that I call Dunbar, after Dunbar’s number (the number 145, or the number of real relationships you can maintain, though I believe the outboard brain can help increase that number).I’ve recently added a database for books I have read and the notes I have taken, making it possible to search for a topic or keyword that shows up in any or all of the books whose notes have been captured there. Because I have slowed my reading preferring to go deep instead of wide, note-taking has been crucial to applying what I learn.The most important database I have built is a time tracking database I use to measure my time against my highest priorities. If you have never kept a time log, tracking where you spend (or invest) your time, doing so will provide you with serious insights into how you can improve your results. I’ve done this as a project to make improvements, but now I am doing as more of a diary.The reason we capture information is to use it in the future. What you don’t capture is often lost forever. That includes your thoughts, your feelings, your problems, your decisions, the books you’ve read, and the notes you’ve kept on people that are important to you. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

BJP leader lands in trouble as picture holding an AK-47 rifle goes viral

first_imgA leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJP unit landed in trouble after a photograph depicting him with an AK-47 Rifle went viral on social media, following which the party distanced itself from him.“He is not an active member of the party,” state BJP unit president Sat Sharma said.Ashish Sareen yesterday shared a photograph on his facebook account posing with an AK-47 rifle, which drew brickbats from netizens, while some demanded strong action against him. The photo was later deleted from his account. In his defence, Mr. Sareen said the two-month old picture was taken at a house in Srinagar and that the rifle in question belonged to a personal security officer (PSO) of his colleague.“The picture was uploaded by my brother and I apologise for it,” he said. The BJP state president Mr. Sharma said Mr. Sareen has not been an active member of the party since he took over the reins of the organisation two years ago.“The law must take its own course,” Mr. Sharma said reacting to the picture. Mr. Sareen, on his Facebook account, described himself as the vice-president of the BJP and the former state vice-president of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha. His profile picture shows him with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while in the cover picture he could be seen with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.Also, Mr. Sareen’s recent video shows him attempting to unfurl the National flag in Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar along with the Shiv Sena activists early this month.last_img read more

Congress calls for dialogue with separatists

first_imgSrinagar, Aug 30 (PTI) Pitching for a dialogue with separatists to end the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, Opposition Congress today said it had asked both the central and the state governments to identify the relevant non-mainstream parties and stakeholders in the Valley for the talks.”We have said both inside the House (Parliament) and in all-party meeting, which was presided over by Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and which we attended as an Opposition, that he should hold an all-party meeting,” Congress general secretary and Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters here.”We had also said that the process of dialogue should be initiated as soon as possible if they want the things to improve on ground. And for that it is important we do not confine our dialogue only to mainstream political parties,” he said.Azad said the government must identify important and relevant non-mainstream parties in Kashmir to have a dialogue with them to improve the situation in the Valley.”It is the non-mainstream political parties, not only in our state but across the country, they do not have normally any representatives in the assemblies and Parliament. So we need to talk besides mainstream political parties, (to) other non-mainstream political parties and all other stakeholders,” Azad said.The Congress leader also said that the role of Pakistan in Kashmir had always been negative.”It is not the first time that the role of Pakistan has been negative. It is right since the Partition of India, it started from October 1947 even when I was not born and there has always been a role of Pakistan and that role has been negative,” he said.advertisement”I would like to say that whatever was done in the Parliament and whatever is being done after the session, these were only all the recommendations of the Opposition,” Azad said.He said that from discussions in the Parliament to an all-party meeting, everything was made possible by the initiatives of the Opposition.”An all-party delegation visiting Kashmir, this was also accepted on the demand made by the opposition, all of us, in the Rajya Sabha. So far whatever has happened in the Parliament and outside the Parliament seems to be all demands made by the Opposition. I do not see a single initiative which is taken by the government,” Azad said.He said the situation would have improved in Kashmir much before had the Centre accepted the Oppositions demand to start some dialogue process. (MORE) PTI SSB MIJ MRJ ZMN MRJlast_img read more

Michael Vaughan slams India’s slow over-rate: ‘Get on with it’

first_imgFormer England skipper Michael Vaughan slammed India for their slow over-rate as the visitors defeated England to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-1.In the series-decider at Bristol, Rohit Sharma slammed 100 off 56 balls to lead India to a seven-wicket win.Rohit smashed five sixes and 11 fours as India chased down the stiff target of 199 with eight balls to spare. Rohit was ably supported by Virat Kohli, who made 43 and Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 33.For England, Jason Roy (67) and Jos Buttler (34) shared an opening stand of 94 inside eight overs. Alex Hales (30) and Jonny Bairstow (25) then made useful contributions as hosts made 198-9 in 20 overs.India vs England: Rohit’s 100*, all-round Pandya script India’s series winWhile Indian bowlers made an impressive comeback towards the end of England innings to restrict the hosts to under 200, they came under crticism for slow over-rate by Vaughan.Vaughan in his tweet wrote: “The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvIND”The Indian T20 over rate this series has been appalling ….. Get on with it …. #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 8, 2018The former cricketer’s argument was, however, countered by few Indian fans, who wrote that regular boundaries and wickets are behind the slow over-rate.Every ball is going outside the groundNote this point tooButler Fan (@butler_abd) July 8, 2018When a team scores 200 and loses 8 wickets. It means the ball is going out of park a lot and also time between the wickets. I wonder how fast was Englishs over rate. Also I wonder how slow over rate affects anyone? Good for sponsors and spectatorsadvertisementGaurav Patel (@Gaurav_Patel7) July 8, 2018Might have something to do with the absolute carnage by the English openersRitesh Biswal (@riteshbiswaal) July 8, 2018Come on don’t find excuses. India were clearly betternaveen sarawagi (@naveensarawagi1) July 9, 2018The 43-year-old’s comments come after David Willey accused Indian bowlers of not playing within the spirit of the game. Willey complained that Indian bowlers repeatedly pulled out of their delivery strides during first T20I at Manchester.Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals list”I’m guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do,” Willey said. “They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I’m not sure what the rules are on that. I don’t particularly like it. I don’t think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket.”MS Dhoni continues record-breaking spree in T20IsIn the first T20I, English batsmen struggled against Kuldeep Yadav as the left-arm spinner clinched a five-wicket haul to lead India to a eight-wicket win.The criticism, however, would matter little to the Indian camp as they bounced back impressively in the third T20I after losing the second match at Cardiff by five wickets.It was India’s sixth straight T20I series win and their first in England.last_img read more

Ronaldo celebrates No.1 ranking on FIFA 18

first_imgeSports Ronaldo celebrates No.1 ranking on FIFA 18 11:59 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18 EA Sports eSports Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Gaming The Real Madrid star, who will be on the cover of the game, took to Instagram to show off his top-ranked player card. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his No.1 ranking on FIFA 18 with a post on Instagram on Tuesday. The Real Madrid star was given a 94 overall ranking in the new game, putting him just ahead of his great rival Lionel Messi, who was ranked 93. And the 32-year-old took to Instagram to celebrate his latest achievement, posting with his player attribute card from the game.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Ronaldo will also appear on the cover of this year’s game, and has been written into the storyline of Alex Hunter’s career in The Journey.The newest version of EA Sports’ football franchise hits the shelves on September 29.last_img read more