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first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai River Bluff Stabilization Project is open to public comment through July 21. Ostrander: “We’re in a 3o day comment period right now, and we are hoping that a lot of the residences of the area put in comments in support of this project- due by the 21st. Once that comment period ends it goes back to the Corps. The process has begun to get a directors report by early 2018, which is the last step before we go before congress to look for the final funding for the design of the project and ultimately construction.”  Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander….. The project entails stabilizing approximately 5,000 feet of bluff on the north shore of the Kenai River and the tentatively selected solution involves placing a berm built with large rocks at the bottom of the bluff. More information regarding the project and ways you can comment, including a sample letter of support, can be found on the city of Kenai’s website.last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Puntt pools nets Canadian licensing deal with Aquarius AI June 23, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Sports Betting Community (SBC), the media and events group which focuses on the betting industry, has broadened its expertise with the recruitment of two new advisors ahead of the Betting on Sports Conference – the company’s latest two-day event in September.Bookmaker Graham Martin and lawyer Quirino Mancini have joined the advisory board for the group’s events division, SBC Events, and are already helping form the direction of Betting on Sports, the company’s latest conference and expo, which is being held on 15-16 September at the Grange Tower Bridge in London.Graham Martin is a third generation bookmaker who originated the first offshore gaming law in Alderney, formed Bonne Terre Limited (which later evolved into SkyBet), formerly the Chairman of Probability Games Corporation, founder and past CEO of Scotbet International, advisory board member of Cashbet Limited, main board director of Empire Global Corp, Soccer Data Bet, and, amongst other entities, Chairman of the Australian Cardinal House Group Pty Ltd.Quirino Mancini is a partner at Tonucci, a top ten Italian general practice firm with offices in Rome, Milan, Brescia, Padua and Florence.  Mancini has vast experience in the sports, entertainment, media, and e-commerce fields and has a specialist practice in national/EU gaming & gambling law. He is a member of the advisory board of the International Research for Gambling and Gaming of Bonn, Germany. He is the Secretary of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a member of its Leadership Committee.SBC founder Rasmus Sojmark is pleased at being able to attract the considerable expertise of both advisors to the group. He explained: “Graham has enjoyed a hugely successful career in the betting industry, where his entrepreneurial spirit has pushed the sector forward. Quirino is a tenacious lawyer, with a comprehensive grasp on the legal and commercial pressures of the industry across Europe and an extensive network. SBC is delighted to be working with both of them to further improve the well-received events we have been putting on for the betting trade.”>Graham Martin commented: “I have been hugely impressed at the progress of SBC and the extent of its output over the past few years and delighted to come on board to provide another perspective for Betting on Sports. “The betting industry is more complicated and finely nuanced than the other gambling sectors and as such deserves more expert focus in this way. The C-Level Evening Event which is part of Betting on Sports should ensure we have some of the sharpest minds in the audience to address this.”Quirino Mancini added: “Rasmus and his team have done a great job in launching Betting on Football and now Betting on Sports and it is down to the bookmakers to help make this work. This is why I’m very excited to be involved with SBC Events at this stage of its development.”Sports Betting Community (SBC) is an organisation dedicated to raising the profile and coverage of gambling operators, software suppliers, affiliates, service agencies and media portals in the online gaming market.SBCEVENTS started organising events for the sports betting industry in 2009. Today there are a number of yearly events, including Betting on Football (#BOFCON Emirates Stadium/Stamford Bridge), the newly rebranded SBC Awards (last event at Playboy Club in London), along with the London Baby networking event at Cafe de Paris in London.________________________ Graham Martin to lead Aquarius AI June 18, 2020 Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020last_img read more

first_imgWith Opening Day less than a month away, we’ll take a look at a member of the 2018 Orioles every day as they try to bounce back from a disappointing last-place finish a year ago.SS Manny MachadoOpening Day age: 25Contract status: Under club control through the 2018 season2017 stats: .259/.310/.471, 33 HR, 95 RBI, 81 R, 9 SB, 690 PA, 3.5 WAR (Baseball Reference)Why to be impressed: Much was made about his down season, but Machado still posted a solid .781 OPS despite a career-low .265 batting average on balls in play and an average exit velocity that surpassed his previous two years, reflecting his tough luck. He eclipsed 66 extra-base hits for the third consecutive season, proving he had no issues driving the ball while struggling to be as consistent over 162 games.Why to be concerned: Machado has an underwhelming .309 OBP and 6.7 percent walk rate since the 2016 All-Star break after posting career bests in those categories (.359 and 9.8) in 2015, making one wonder if the plate discipline shown that season was more aberration than the norm. He also had a brutal .587 OPS last September, which prompted the concerns about his rough first half to return.2018 outlook: How he handles questions about his future and new position will be interesting, but the three-time All-Star infielder should rebound from 2017 and is still one of the game’s best players awaiting a massive nine-figure deal. Playing shortstop at an above-average level will only enhance his value, but Orioles fans may only enjoy that novelty for a few months before the July 31 trade deadline. Not-so-scientific projections for 2018: .281/.335/.498, 34 HR, 91 RBI, 94 R, 5 SB, 686 PA, 5.7 WARlast_img read more

first_imgAphiwe Dyantyi’s career looks set to come a screeching halt after the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (Saids) confirmed that his B-sample has also tested positive for banned substances.The Springbok winger had requested a second sample be tested following the revelation last week that his blood-work found traces of various anabolic steroids after he was tested during a national camp in early July.He denied any wrongdoing.ALSO READ: Bok shock after positive Dyantyi doping testHowever, the 25-year-old is now on the back foot as the University of Free State’s Wada-accredited laboratory confirmed both samples.Traces of metandienone, methyltestosterone and LGD-4033 were found in his system – substances taken to increase testosterone levels as well as increasing muscle mass.As a result, Dyantyi has been formally charged with doping.The player, who was named World Rugby’s international newcomer of the year in 2018 for a sensational debut season with the Boks, can accept the charge and submit a plea for a reduced sentence.Should he contest the charge, he’ll have to supply evidence before an independent tribunal panel at a hearing that should be convened within the next four weeks.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments TONIGHT!!! STRIPES!!!Sat. and Sun., July 18-19, at 7 p.m. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.center_img All seats ONLY $5 at the Wellington Regent Theatre.COMING SOON: The Jerk (Fri. – Sun., July 24 – 26).last_img read more

first_imgJoining ASEAN champion Thai beach-football athletes will be teams from France – ranked 27th in the world – 45th-ranked Norway, 57th-ranked Netherlands and 82nd-ranked Latvia, plus squads from China, Finland, Russia and the United Kingdom. Teams from 8 countries and Thailand will kick up the sand Jan. 31 to Feb. 9 for football, volleyball and takraw at the Pattaya Cup Beach Sports competition.Teams from 8 countries and Thailand will kick up the sand Jan. 31 to Feb. 9 for football, volleyball and takraw at the Pattaya Cup Beach Sports competition. Loading…Sponsored Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthcenter_img The men-only competition on Jomtien Beach will include beach football, sepak-takraw and volleyball. Participants will be split into divisions for over and under 15 years old.Thailand’s beach football team will be coached by Settakornchai Cheunta and managed by Issara Watcharapratheep. The team is led by Football Association of Thailand Player of the Year Watchara Laypaijit and Outstanding ASEAN Player Komkrit Na Nan.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement uq0zNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnpnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) kshzWould you ever consider trying this?😱7or6uCan your students do this? 🌚qjsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday at Goodison, manager Solskjaer had stern things to stay. However, United fans will be reassured that even the players are owning up their errors and lacks.Advertisement Nemanja Matic was quick to take up the blame for his poor performance. Emerging team leader Paul Pogba didn’t hold back either in criticizing himself and his colleagues. The team has been warned of a summer revamp and deadweights will be offloaded as per now permanent manager OGS.Advertisement ‘Not to be disrespectful and I am not disrespectful on Everton, but the way we played and the performance of myself, of the team, of everyone is disrespectful,’ Pogba told Sky Sports News. ‘We didn’t respect ourselves, the club or the fans.‘Everything went wrong but the most important thing is the mentality that we put on the pitch – that has to changeAdvertisement ‘[In the dressing room after the game] we let the manager speak, the staff speak and they spoke the truth. They said what happened in the game and it is not respectful for ourselves.‘What we did on the pitch is not respectful for the team-mates, for the staff, for the people, for the kitman, for everyone.‘For their work, they put their life on us, the team and this club. What we showed on the pitch, we did not give them the joy back and that’s why we are angry with ourselves. We want to do better for sure and we have to. The reaction has to be there.‘I want to say [to the fans], and I know it may not be enough, but the fans want a reaction from the players and the only way to apologise to them is to give everything on the pitch, do our best, create chances, score goals, defend, work for the team and we can even lose games, but with a good performance and pride on the pitch’ Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.“New irrigation system and natural turf infield replaces the hard clay infield we’ve been playing on for a few decades,” said outgoing Nelson and District Baseball Association President Larry Martel.“The City of Nelson is helping to upgrade the player dugouts, the backstop fencing and trees this year.“The outfield banks were overgrown and full of weeds and thorny scrubs which have been cleaned up and re-seeded.”Martel said had increased by 30 percent in 2014 last season in Nelson and NDBA also saw Okanagan Falls, Salmo and Kaslo join the West Kootenay Little League association for our house league schedule. The registration increase saw NDBA increase to 20 teams playing in the Minors — 9-10 years — and Majors 11-12 years.These divisions play a 12-15 game schedule and attend a couple of tournaments during the 10-week season that runs from April to June.Martel said T-ball 5-6 years — and Rookies —7-8 years — also have seen registrations increasing.“These younger baseball players have very limited travel and play all their games and practices at the new Lions park diamond,” he explained.NDBA baseball registration closes Friday (April 1) so that division managers can evaluate and get teams in coaches in place for the start of the West Kootenay League.Practices usually start soon after April 1 and the first games around the April 15th, weather permitting.“The season runs to the end of the school year then a few of the players continue with summer baseball in the American Legion, Little League provincials or with travel baseball teams that attend tournaments in July in the Okanagan or in Montana, Idaho and Washington state,” Martel said.Anyone interested in umpiring should attend at clinic hosted in Castlegar this year in early April before the first games.David Gray is  the new association president for NDBA.last_img read more

first_imgBoth teams were neck and neck and by half time the score was 22-21 to the Pepes.Both teams scored seven goals each in the third quarter to leave the Pepes holding a 1 point lead.It went right down to the wire with 8 goals apiece scored in the last quarter from the two teams with the Pepes coming out victors.This is the fourth consecutive win for the Pepes.Today is an off day for all teams.Games resume tomorrow with the Pepes scheduled to take on Northern Ireland at 5pm (7pm PNG time).Photo Credit: Netball Singaporelast_img read more

first_imgThe Ogiek, traditional hunter-gatherers, have been subject to violent evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest Complex of western Kenya since the beginning of British colonial rule.The Kenyan government says the evictions are necessary to protect the Mau Forest Complex, an important water catchment.In 2017, after more than 20 years of legal wrangling, the Ogiek won a landmark victory when an international court ruled that the Kenyan government had violated the Ogiek’s right to their ancestral land by evicting them.However, there are signs that the Kenyan government may be backing down from its pledge to abide by the court’s decision. Activists are warning of “an imminent plan” by the government to evict Ogiek from parts of the forest. NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya — Caroline Chepkoeh looked around her idyllic property, perched on a hilltop surrounded by green maize fields as far as the eye can see. A storm front was approaching from the north and the wind swayed the corn stalks and trees alike. The 34-year-old mother of three was bundled up in her winter coat. It’s colder here, she said, and it’s too far to school. Her two youngest children haven’t started nursery school yet because of the distance. “I still have hope that we will return to our land,” she said.Her hope is in the hands of a judge at the High Court of Kenya in Nakuru county, in the highlands of southwestern Kenya. The judge will determine whether Chepkoeh and her family were illegally evicted from their home on the edge of the Mau Forest Complex, the largest montane forest in East Africa. This situation is not uncommon in Chepkoeh’s community; she is an Ogiek, an indigenous group whose members have experienced a dizzying number of evictions from their ancestral homeland in the Mau Forest since the beginning of British colonial rule.Caroline Chepkoeh, 34, an Ogiek mother of three, outside of her home near the Mau Forest Complex in western Kenya. Image by Nathan Siegel for Mongabay.Chepkoeh said she will never forget the most recent eviction. One morning in March, 2016,around 8 a.m., a group of uniformed police officers arrived on her property unannounced, armed with guns. By her account, the police started looting her property and beating her dogs, then doused the houses in gasoline and burned them to the ground. The surrounding community of Isinget, home to some 70 Ogiek families, faced a similar fate. One person was killed during evictions that month and hundreds were made homeless, according to human rights groups. Chepkoeh and her family were fortunate to have another small plot of land in the area to which they could retreat. But they pray that it’s a temporary resettlement. “It was difficult to move to a new place and start from scratch,” she said.last_img read more