first_imgCouncil Member Tim Navarre: “I’m so glad that you came to us and asked for us to participate in this, and as you saw from the response, it’s a positive partnership for the City of Kenai. We get more out of it then the land that we put into it.”  Clear Pointe Apartments, located on Redoubt Avenue, is a two-story, six-plex that includes one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Local businesses involved in the project include Bezeck, Durst Seiser Architects and Planners of Anchorage for design, Nelson Engineering of Kenai for civil and structural engineering, Central Alaska Engineering Company of Soldotna for mechanical and electrical engineering and Sundance Construction Company of Kasilof for construction. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative announced on Wednesday, April 4, the completion of its first ‘low-income’ housing project in the City of Kenai. The new apartments are available for residents who earn no more than 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). Depending on income, size of family and the size of the apartment, rents will run from $684 a month to $1,150 per month.center_img Steven Rouse, executive director of KPHI spoke at the Kenai City Council meeting last night: “The building is up, and we have our first tenants in there who were able to get into this income restricted property. The young man broke down in tears today when he was talking about the hope that he has for a new life.” KPHI also announced that it has completed the transfer of land just east of Clear Pointe and has applied for a conditional use permit to begin building the first phase of Kenai Meadows, a six-unit senior housing project. Construction is expected to begin this June and be completed by February 2019. Development funding for Clear Pointe was provided through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s (AHFC’s) GOAL Program and by a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. The Land was donated from the City of Kenai for the project.last_img read more

first_imgMount Pleasant go into their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-final second leg against defending champions Portmore trailing 2-1, however, both clubs are well aware that the tie is far from over and are prepared to put in the extra mileage that will be required to see them through to the final.Mount Pleasant’s manager, David Galloway, said that the team took a lot of heart from the way they outplayed Portmore for most of the first leg and that that gives them confidence that they can overturn the tie. However, he says it will take extra effort at both end of the pitch to qualify for the RSPL final in their first season.“Going into the second leg, we are a goal behind, and it means we will have to put in the extra work, both in the attacking and the defensive thirds. If we want to be in the final, we have to put in that extra, more than we did the last time, and we have to score our goals when we get them,” he said.Galloway said that the team knew where they went wrong in the first leg and that they are looking for an even stronger performance in the return leg tonight. NOT SITTING BACK Despite the one-goal advantage, Portmore coach Shavar Thomas said they do not intend to sit back and defend as it is not the Portmore way. But he believes they will have to work even harder to come away with the result they desire.“We are leading, but that doesn’t change how we play,” he said. “That doesn’t mean we are going to sit back thinking the job is all done. This game, we will have to redouble our efforts, concentrate harder, keep the ball a lot more and just work extra harder. We just have to go into the game with that mindset.“We are going to play Portmore football, and there will be a lot of factors as it relates to the game. So we are going to play it as it comes. But we will have put in some good work to get there (final); they are hard to play against. We know what we must come out and do. But the two teams have seen each other four times, so it’s who wants it more, and I know our team is hungry,” he said.In the opening game of the double-header at 5:30 p.m., Waterhouse take a 2-0 lead into their tie against Cavalier. Mount Pleasant and Portmore square off in the feature game at 8:35 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgTia Walker hit a layup at the buzzer to lift the Bossier Lady Kats to a 48-47 victory over South Beauregard on Thursday night at Bossier.It was the first win for new Bossier coach DeShawn Williams. The Lady Kats improved to 1-1.Bossier rallied from 13 points down.Walker, who sat out the second quarter and much of the third, scored 13 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter. She drove the length of the court in 6.7 seconds.“I believe Tia was frustrated because South Beauregard brought a lot of pressure, which took her out of her game initially,” Williams said in an email. “After great motivation from the assistant coach Kalyn Shorter, Tia was primed and ready.”Destiny Thomas led Bossier in scoring with 16. She also had eight rebounds and five steals.Brittany Wallace played tough under the basket, grabbing a team-high 14 rebounds. Necka Wynn chipped in with seven points. Bossier next plays in the Thanksgiving Classic at BTW Monday through Wednesday. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

first_imgChris Hughton says Les Ferdinand is a worthy candidate to be the FA’s technical director. [Picture: John Walton/PA Wire]Chris Hughton believes it is “only fair and correct” that Les Ferdinand is a genuine candidate to replace the Brighton-bound Dan Ashworth at the Football Association.AdChoices广告Highly-regarded technical director Ashworth will leave the governing body in the spring to take up the same role at Brighton.QPR director of football Ferdinand has held initial talks about replacing him at the FA.And Brighton manager Hughton insists Ferdinand deserves to be in the running for the job.Hughton said: “Les Ferdinand’s at QPR, so yes I think it’s natural; he has an England background, he has played for his country.“So any mention of Les Ferdinand being associated with that job is only fair and correct.” See also:QPR’s Ferdinand holds talks over FA roleHemed fit to start for QPR against DerbyQPR giving trial to striker WalkerQPR trialist has ‘great attitude and desire’ – Allen Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgIt’s been a while since the Italian press started saying Serie A sides were interested in bringing Emerson Palmieri back to the country. Now considering that Frank Lampard hasn’t used the 25-year-old at Chelsea lately, that’s a big boost for the rumours for a summer transfer.Newspaper Tuttosport has a story today saying it’s Juventus who’d like to sign him, as they look for a backup option for Alex Sandro.The outlet describes how Palmieri has been snubbed by Frank Lampard recently, and claims that in case it continues until the end of the season, then the left-back is likely to leave the club, despite the two years remaining on his contract.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s said that even though Palmieri’s agent isn’t mentioning any proposal the player has, he’s actually been approached by Juventus, and is living some expectation about the offers he’s getting in the summer market.Tuttosport doesn’t say how much Juve would have to pay for the transfer, but claims that his salary of £42k a week at Chelsea would be a ‘joke’ for the Old Lady.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch Bellator Dublin on Sept. 27But even more history will be made on the show when McKee’s father, Antonio, returns after a five-year retirement to face William Sriyapai in the preliminary portion of the card. When A.J. steps into the cage as part of the main card, the McKees will officially become the first father-son duo to fight at the same event for a major MMA organization.* * *Antonio McKee (29-6-2) started competing in 1999, when A.J. was 4 years old. MMA wasn’t sanctioned in those days, which means fighting was like the Wild, Wild West. He competed in promotions like the UFC, the IFL and the World Series of Fighting (now the Professional Fighters League). He went undefeated for 7 1/2 years (14-0-1).A.J. doesn’t remember much about the early days, except for one thing.”He always had these funky wrestling shoes that always made me laugh,” the younger McKee said. While Antonio was taking fights in Japan, Mexico and Russia to put food on the table, A.J was getting into fights on the playground at school starting in the second grade. He graduted to fighting in the bathroom when he was in high school for much as $100.”I kept telling my dad I wanted to fight like he did,” A.J. McKee said. “He kept telling me no, so I went and did it at school to get his attention.”BELLATOR 228: Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs. Juan Archuleta fight date, price, how to watch, live streamA job of a parent is to protect their kids at all costs and ensure they are always safe. Despite A.J.’s badgering to let him follow in his father’s footsteps, Antonio kept resisting until right around A.J.’s 18th birthday. “Amateur fights weren’t really around, so we used to go to other gyms and do, like, little exhibition matches with this gym vs. our gym, their gym vs. this gym,” the younger McKee said. “That was kind of my amateur career for me until I started doing actual amateur fights.”Antonio still wasn’t convinced his son should fight for a living, though. He wanted to see if A.J. could compete in an MMA bout instead of the bare-knuckle, street-fighter variety to which he was accustomed. The rest is history.”I would say a week after my 18th birthday, I went up to my dad and was like, ‘You know what? I’m ready. I want to fight like you. Let’s do this. I need to be in this industry fighting,’ so he was like, ‘You know what? Let me see for myself.’ I went out there and faced this guy, and the match was supposed to be three rounds at three minutes apiece. Immediately, I picked this guy up and dropped him on his head. And he looked at me and was like, ‘Holy crap. I think we got a fighter here. Let’s stop messing around. Now, if you’re going to do this, you got to do it right and give it 110 percent.'”* * *A.J. McKee made his pro debut at Bellator 136 on April 10, 2015, against Marcos Bonilla. He instantly put the MMA world on notice in choking out Bonilla in a little over two minutes.McKee has steamrolled through the competition ever since. He sports a 14-0 record, with nine victories by stoppage, heading into Bellator 228. He has become one of MMA’s hottest prospects, with most pundits feeling he’s on the cusp of becoming a world champion.When the 49-year-old Antonio McKee approached his son about him also being on the Bellator 228 card, A.J. was excited because he always wanted the moment to happen. There is trepidation, however; A.J. doesn’t want to see the person who helped him become the person he is today to get hurt in any way. “When your actual father’s going into the cage, he’s going to war, in a sense,” A.J. McKee said. “He’s going to get punched and kicked, so it’s a little scary, but I got to go out there and do my job and make sure that I do my job and advance to the next round.”The fight against Karakhanyan is personal for the younger McKee. Both fighters come from California and have known each other for years. When Karakhanyan started in mixed martial arts, he trained in the same gym as Antonio McKee. Things turned sour recently when Karakhanyan and A.J. McKee were doing media rounds together. Karakhanyan was asked who he wanted to fight next, and he said McKee, who was surprised by the comments. A.J. will be in Antonio’s corner Saturday, and the roles will be reversed later in the evening. A.J. knows his dad will take care of business, and he’s confident he’ll cap off the monumental night by inching closer to accomplishing his dream and carrying on the McKee name with honor and dignity.”Georgi knows he’s going to have a fight on his hands,” A.J. McKee said. “He remembers when he was a 17-, 18-year-old kid walking around, playing around, punching and kicking people. I’m not a 4-year-old kid anymore. I’m not only fighting for a million dollars, but for my family’s legacy.”Georgi, he’s been around. He knows my dad. He knows he’s got a fight on his hands. My advice to him is, ‘Don’t leave room for error, because if you do, you can get caught.’ I’m the mercenary doing what he does best by kicking ass, taking names, and Georgi is the man with the name and needs to get his ass kicked.” In the mind of 24-year-old A.J. McKee, history was already going to be made Saturday at Bellator 228. He will be starting his journey toward winning the Featherweight Grand Prix and, ultimately, the featherweight championship as he takes on Georgi Karakhanyan in the opening round of the tournament, which can be seen exclusively on DAZN. “I think the 145-pound division we have is probably one of the most stacked weight classes in the world,” McKee told Sporting News. “Not even just in the world, we are in the common division right now, which is kind of weird, you know, With me being the young one, I’m looking to come out there and win the tournament, become the featherweight champion and cash that $1 million check at 24 years old. My dad literally has to calm me down. I’m cutting weight, and I’m still wanting to go work out. He’s like, ‘Dude, just relax, like, chill out a little bit.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, this is grind time.'”last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON | A Senate committee is moving forward on legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods.Vermont is set to require such labels this summer. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas released draft legislation late Friday that would block that law and create new voluntary labels for companies that want to use them on food packages that contain genetically modified ingredients. The Senate panel is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday.The bill is similar to legislation the House passed last year. The food industry has argued that GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are safe and a patchwork of state laws isn’t practical. Labeling advocates have been fighting state-by-state to enact the labeling, with the eventual goal of a national standard.Senators have said they want to find a compromise on the labeling issue before Vermont’s law kicks in. But negotiations broke down between the food industry and labeling advocates.Roberts said in a statement after releasing the draft that “negotiations will continue in an effort to reach committee agreement.”But he said the committee needs to act quickly. The Vermont law kicks in July 1.“We are out of time,” Roberts said. “The time to act is now.”The committee’s top Democrat, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, said she would continue to work with Roberts on the bill.Food industry groups swiftly praised the draft. “Congress must pass a national food labeling solution that offers farmers, families and food producers the certainty and access to the affordable and sustainable food supply they deserve,” said Pamela Bailey, head of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.Scott Faber, head of the national Just Label It Campaign, called it “outrageous” and said Roberts is proposing to deny American consumers the right to know what is in their food.Genetically modified seeds are engineered in laboratories to have certain traits, like resistance to herbicides. The majority of the country’s corn and soybean crop is now genetically modified, with much of that going to animal feed. Corn and soybeans are also made into popular processed food ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soybean oil.The food industry says about 75 percent to 80 percent of foods contain genetically modified ingredients.While the FDA says they are safe and there is little scientific concern about the safety of those GMOs on the market, advocates for labeling say not enough is known about their risks.So far, Vermont is the only state set to require labeling. Maine and Connecticut have passed similar laws, but those measures don’t take effect unless neighboring states follow suit. Several other states could consider labeling bills this year.Follow Mary Clare Jalonick on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mcjalonicklast_img read more

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