NBA: Leonard’s rehab going slower than Parker’s, coach Popovich says

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Tony Parker, of France, congratulate Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after his go-ahead 3-point basket with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, March 6, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 112-110.  AP/Darren AbateThe San Antonio Spurs have managed a strong start to the 2017-2018 NBA season so far, notching a 6-4 record despite the absence of cornerstones Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker due to injuries.Parker appeared to have suffered the more serious setback, rupturing his quadriceps tendon during the playoffs last season, while Leonard is currently nursing a badly sprained ankle from the post-season as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Folayang banking on experience against Nguyen: ‘I have been fighting for a long time’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:15DOH wants a drug rehab center in every region01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games However, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed that the speedy point guard is most likely to return to the hardwood earlier than the lanky superstar.“He’s just coming along more slowly, for whatever reason,” the three-time NBA Coach of the Year described Leonard’s rehab process to San Antonio Express-News’ Tom Orsborn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s just been more difficult for him to get through the rehab routine. His body hasn’t reacted the same way.”“Pop” also asked fans to be a tad more patient, as both players are striving to get back on the court and are on the right track back to being fully healthy. Read Next “Tony is at the point where he has been going five-on-five and that sort of thing. He’s not totally confident. It will be a few more weeks,” he said.  “But he’s definitely going in the right direction, and so is Kawhi. It’s just been taking a little bit longer,” he said.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

London Olympics: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out

first_imgYoung Indian wrestler Amit Kumar was done in by bad luck as he was at the receiving end in repachage from Bulgarian Radoslav Marinov Velikov in the 55kg category at the London Olympics on Friday.After losing his quarter-final to a strong Georgian Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Amit Kumar was kept waiting. However, as the Georgian won, Amit got a fresh lease of life.Earlier, 19-year-old Amit had defeated Iran’s in the pre-quarterfinals.The repachage bout was much awaited as it was being held in an action packed evening in between the semi-finals.Amit versus Radoslav had all the trappings of a thriller as both the grapplers were not in a mood to give up.However, as luck would have it, Amit did not enjoy a good time at the end of each round. As per the rules, at the end of each round if neither wrestler has scored a point, then the referee does a small lottery as to which person gets a chance to do a “clinch.”In clinch, the wrestler gets the chance to go on the offensive. And in two successive rounds, despite fans egging on Amit at the Excel centre, he lost the “clinch” to Radoslav. And as a result it left Amit out of the competition.”I am overall happy with my performance. Earlier wrestlers used to lose in the first round and now in repachage I have fought with seasoned wrestlers” said Amit later.Disastrous campaign for Narisngh Yadav Earlier in the day, in the 74kg weight category, Narisngh Pancham Yadav’s campaign turned out to be a disastrous one as he lost in the first round to Mattthew Judah Gentry of Canada.advertisementIf Narsingh was hoping his opponent would progress to the final so that he could get a chance for the repechage, which is like an elimination, he had no such luck.Earlier on, Amit was simply not good enough for the Georgian opponent Vladimer Khinchegashvili. Vladimer won the first match 4-0, despite some doubts over the referee’s decision.The Indian did get a “clinch” in the first round but could not make use of it.In the second round, Amit tried hard but was done in by a stronger opponent.All eyes will now be on Yogeshwar Dutt in the 60kg category and Sushil on Sunday.These are the last chances for India to win another medal at the London Olympics.last_img read more

Quebec to hire Indigenous police officers in Val dOr as a pilot

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN National NewsSupport for the Indigenous women in Val d’Or continues to grow.Last week, Crown prosecutors said no officers in the Quebec town will face charges after women came forward alleging sexual abuse.The province just announced a new pilot project that will see Indigenous officers stationed in Val d’Or.That hasn’t quieted calls for an inquiry.last_img

Ohio State baseball looking for revenge Big Ten title in 2016 season

OSU then-sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson signs autographs before a game on April 12 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State baseball team hasn’t won its conference or made the NCAA tournament since 2009. That six-year postseason drought, however, could be put to an end this season, as the Buckeyes are returning 20 letter winners, including 10 seniors and six starters, in a lineup that projects to be among the best hitting teams in the Big Ten.OSU’s quest for the postseason is set to commence this season with four games at the Dodgertown Classic in Vero Beach, Florida.Sixth-year coach Greg Beals said he is excited about his team’s potential, making it clear that he expects the Scarlet and Gray to compete for the conference championship. “I think you approach every season with a championship mindset, and if you ask any guy in that locker room and anyone on that coaching staff, that’s our mission: to play for a Big Ten championship,” he said. “The expectation is to play up to our ability and be as consistent as we can on a daily basis. I believe with the talent on this club, the experience on this ballclub, if we’re able to play at a high level consistently, then the winning and losing will take care of itself.”Counting on the outfieldBeals said the Buckeyes have the experience needed to bring the Big Ten championship back to Columbus. A key reason, the coach said, will be the strength of OSU’s outfield.The unit will be anchored by a pair of juniors: center fielder Troy Montgomery and left fielder Ronnie Dawson.“They are experienced, high-quality players with big, big futures ahead of them,” Beals said. “I’m looking for them to have big seasons.” Montgomery will be the Buckeyes’ leadoff hitter after batting .317, with a team-high 54 runs scored in 55 games last season. Beals said Montgomery has blistering speed, as evidenced by his 35 stolen bases last season which led the Big Ten and tied a program record.Dawson, a career .307 hitter, should provide the power for the Buckeyes. He will bat third in the lineup after clubbing seven home runs and 15 doubles last season. Beals said Dawson had an outstanding offseason, which included earning all-star honors in the Cape Cod Baseball League over the summer.The Grove City, Ohio, native said he believes the team is fully prepared to start the season on a good note to build momentum early on.“We’re one unit this year, and last year we had a bitter taste in our mouths,” Dawson said. “As a team I think we’re ready. We’re excited to get out there to show people what we’re capable of. It’s going to be a big year for the Bucks.”Leadership across the boardBeals said the team’s captains, senior second baseman Nick Sergakis and junior catcher Jalen Washington, will provide the team with the leadership needed to propel the Buckeyes through the 57-game slate. Washington said the team is hungry, while Sergakis said the team will be looking for revenge on some of the teams that took it to OSU at the end of last season.“We have a high expectation, of course,” Sergakis said. “As far as last year goes, it didn’t end up the way we wanted and we want to try and correct it. We’re looking for payback this year.”Sergakis leads an experienced infield defense that in total has started 388 games for the Scarlet and Gray. Washington is in his first year as the everyday catcher and his development, along with the pitching staff’s, is going to be an important factor for OSU’s overall success.Starting out strongHeading into this season, the pitching staff will be looking to fill the void from some key departures, as it lost Travis Lakins, Ryan Riga and Trace Dempsey to graduation or the MLB draft. But fortunately for OSU, the team is returning two key pieces to the rotation in junior left-handed pitcher Tanner Tully and redshirt sophomore righty Adam Niemeyer. Tully said he is fired up and ready to take the mound as OSU’s opening-day starter.“We all worked hard this summer going our separate ways, and we’re coming back as a unit,” Tully said. “We pushed each other harder than we have before, (we) definitely (had) a good fall, and we’re ready to go.”Last season, Tully went 4-4, compiling a 4.32 ERA while striking out 44 batters. His counterpart, Niemeyer, a right-handed pitcher from Minster, Ohio, compiled a 2.16 ERA in 12 appearances last season, with a 2-0 record over four starts for the Buckeyes. Beals said Niemeyer will be the typical Saturday night pitcher and will be looked at as a guy who OSU can count on for big innings this season.“Adam’s a great competitor,” Beals said. “He’s another guy that’s got good feel for pitching the baseball, he throws a lot of strikes. I’m excited for Adam to be a regular in the rotation, he’s certainly ready for that. I’m confident he’s going to have a really good season for us.”The third and fourth spots in the rotation are set be rounded out by senior John Havird and freshman Ryan Feltner. “Havird has been throwing the ball really well,” Beals said. “He’s not a flamethrower, he’s a lefty and he’s a command guy. He’s got great movement on his fastball, plus changeup and breaking ball. And Ryan Feltner is a very highly skilled, highly touted freshman who was in the draft out of high school. I’m looking forward to seeing his first collegiate start this weekend.”Dodgertown ClassicOSU is scheduled to open versus Toledo on Friday, before playing a doubleheader against Niagara and Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Buckeyes are slated to close the season-opening series again with Toledo on Sunday. Beals said the full weekend of baseball will give him a good look into the true makeup of his team.“Obviously, we want to get started fast, but with the high expectations that this ballclub has, we’ve got to be careful that we’re not pushing too hard too soon and that we trust ourselves and just go out and play the game,” he said. read more

Football OSUs success motivated by enjoying the little things

The OSU football team and cheerleaders sing “Carmen” following the Buckeyes 62-3 win over Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes were riding high until they ran into a roadblock at Penn State. OSU lost its first game of the season after multiple games that sprung criticism of the offensive play-calling. The defeat prompted OSU coach Urban Meyer to give an alarming opinion on where the team should be at the moment.“We’re not a great team right now,” Meyer said after the Penn State game. “We gotta come back and keep swinging.”Since then, OSU has been playing its best football of the season and is in the heart of the College Football Playoff picture. But the turnaround after Penn State wasn’t the easiest thing. Several players vocalized the importance of learning from the humbling experience. However, it’s one thing to say it, and it’s another thing to actually learn from the mistakes and apply those lessons.For OSU, it is the appreciation of the little things that has made a difference.“If you don’t appreciate the little things of life, those things go away,” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “You just have to appreciate winning around here. Wins in the Big Ten are hard; I mean really, really hard. So you have to appreciate every little thing.”Price and the rest of the offensive line were responsible for six sacks and 11 tackles for loss against Penn State. The unit gathered itself and returned to give redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett the pocket he needed to make plays in the passing game. Barrett had arguably his two best games of the year against Nebraska and Maryland. Combined, he gained over 600 yards and has been responsible for eight touchdowns the past two weeks.On the defensive side of the football, redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said that the Silver Bullets are also buying into the little things since the Penn State game. He said that the unit was already strong, but adversity brought them together. He added that the bond among the players is paramount in November.“I think we’re only guaranteed like 13 more days together. These seasons, they roll by and people move on,”  Lewis said. “You have to value that time and that bond with your brothers because you’ll never get it back.”The timing of three top-four teams losing and OSU hitting its peak production couldn’t be better. OSU’s offense scored 60 points in back-to-back games for the first time in 20 years. Ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff poll, OSU looks to be in a prime spot to make its second final four in three seasons.Michigan’s loss to Iowa on Saturday makes the path to the Big Ten Championship Game a bit complicated for OSU. If OSU and Penn State both win out, the Nittany Lions will represent the Big Ten East in Indianapolis on Dec. 3 by way of a head-to-head tiebreaker. Despite that, Barrett and redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard voiced their opinions on the team’s CFP fate.They see it like this: OSU wins out, the Buckeyes are in.However, the team is focused on Michigan State. Following the Maryland game, Meyer made that apparent.“November is here and we got a big one coming one week from today,” he said. read more

Queens of Ohio Volleyball wins tourney

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team fended off fellow in-state universities this weekend to win the Sports Imports Classic at St. John Arena.Bowling Green, Cleveland State and Xavier all fell victim to the Buckeyes (12-1 overall, 3-0 in the tournament), who dropped only one set the entire weekend.Xavier (7-6) had an opportunity to win the event on Saturday night with a victory over OSU, but the Buckeyes won all three sets, pushing the Musketeers into a second-place finish at 2-1.OSU played better as the match went on, winning the final set 25-6 after more competitive bouts of 27-25 and 25-18. Junior Katie Dull led the Bucks with 17.5 points, including 13 kills.Earlier Saturday, OSU faced its toughest challenge against Cleveland State. The Vikings jumped out to an early lead, sparked by a 26-24 win in the first set. However, OSU rolled out three consecutive winning sets, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-15.Senior Kristen Dozier paced Ohio State with 17 points and 15 kills.On Friday, the Buckeyes swept away Bowling Green in three quick sets, 25-19, 25-20 and 25-13.Freshmen Amanda Peterson and Emily Danks and redshirt senior Chelsea Noble all represented Ohio State on the tournament team, Peterson being honored as the event’s Most Valuable Player.Cleveland State (11-4) finished third at 1-2, and Bowling Green (7-6) failed to record a victory, finishing up 0-3.The Buckeyes head to Illinois on Friday and Northwestern on Saturday for a pair of Big Ten road games to kick off conference play. read more

OSU wrestling team strives for another strong finish to season

After starting the season 11-1, the No. 3 ranked Ohio State wrestling team is looking to avoid a midseason slump and finish the season strong.  The Buckeyes were in a similar position the past two years and ended each season by finishing second in the nation. Coach Tom Ryan believes this team is capable of a similar finish.“Finishing second the past two years has resulted in a very positive environment,” said Ryan, the reigning National Coach of the Year. “There is a strong sense of pride among the team members.”The addition of talented freshmen along with the return of some key upperclassmen has the team’s outlook looking bright, senior captain Reece Humphrey said.“We’ve improved at every single weight class [since last year],” said Humphrey, who is the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 141 pounds. “Younger guys have filled into their potential, that’s what it’ll take to win nationals.”Despite its young guns, the team’s heart and soul is its senior class, more specifically Humphrey, the national runner-up at 133 pounds last season. The two other senior captains, Mike Pucillo and Lance Palmer, are both three-time All-Americans.“Reece Humphrey has been wrestling well up at 141 [pounds] … Lance Palmer has been wrestling very well also,” Ryan said. “There are not too many surprises in the sport; the people that work hard consistently do well. It boils down to the right habits, those with great habits do well.”Ryan has gotten in the habit of watching his seniors have remarkable success, which he claims comes as no accident.“Our senior class is leading us,” Ryan said. “This is a team with five seniors who have worked very hard to bring the program to the level it is currently at.”Ryan believes the other team members feed off the triumphs of his accomplished seniors.“Success breeds success,” Ryan said. “Wrestling is a sport that requires a tremendous amount of energy and a strong mentality. It is very helpful when athletes at a very high level are training alongside each other; it gives them a great frame of reference to where they stand in the sport.”Humphrey believes the Buckeyes may finally have what it takes to bring home a national title after coming up short two years in a row.“We have the individuals to win the title,” Humphrey said. “If a couple of the younger guys turn it up at nationals, we’ll have a good shot.Ryan thinks the team’s achievements over the past few seasons have landed them a vast amount of faith in themselves.“This is a team that believes they can win an NCAA team title,” Ryan said. “The previous two runner-up finishes have strengthened this team’s confidence.” read more

OSU womens volleyball takes home NIU Invitiational title

Daniel Chi / For The LanternThen-senior outside hitter Mari Hole blocks the ball during a match against Northwestern Nov. 7, 2012, at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team took home the NIU Invitational championship with a 3-0 victory against Liberty Friday and a pair of 3-2 wins against Green Bay and Northern Illinois Sunday.Junior setter Taylor Sherwin, who dished out a total of 158 assists during the tournament, led the Buckeyes to the wins over Liberty and Green Bay before capping the weekend off with a victory against host Northern Illinois, which marked win No. 300 for Coach Geoff Carlston.Carlston said he was happy to see his team keep their composure in high stress situations, especially in the tournament finale.“We played almost perfect volleyball in the fifth set, with three freshmen on the floor at the same time.” Carlston said.The Buckeye coach said all of the freshmen contributed during the tournament, but he was particularly impressed with the play of outside hitter Kylie Randall, who made her collegiate debut against Northern Illinois.“She’s (going to) be an incredible player,” Carlston said. “Her first eight swings in college were kills, eight swings, eight kills, no errors.”Randall said in an email she could feel the intensity of the situation but found her comfort level with help from Sherwin.“I settled in when Taylor Sherwin looked at me and said be ready (to) go,” Randall said. “Then I knew it was time to make an impact.”Randall finished the finale second on the team with 18 kills and senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led the team with a career-high 26 kills.Sherwin said via email that she did not realize she had put out an MVP caliber performance until after the tournament wrapped up, but she wanted to give credit to Randall and the other attackers.“That’s what matters most to me,” she said. “For me to be able to put them in the best situations.”While Sherwin and company put on an impressive display, Carlston said he recognizes that there is room for improvement.“We put in a new offensive system about a week ago,” Carlston said. “We just (have to) keep building on that.”Leary experienced some problems in the new offense, picking up 16 errors against Green Bay.“I wasn’t making good shot selections and adjustments throughout that whole game,” Leary said in an email. “But it motivated me to redeem myself in the next game.”She certainly stepped up in the finale against Northern Illinois, adding 22 digs to her career-high kill total.“I was very happy to see 22 digs on the stat sheet,” Leary said. “It shows the improvement in an area I needed and have been working on.”Beyond Leary’s performance, senior libero Davionna DiSalvatore said the team’s defense was strong throughout the tournament.“Everyone did a really great job taking care of the tips, rolls and back row attacks,” DiSalvatore said in an email.While the team performed well in both facets of the game, they still found time to honor their coach’s milestone, even though Carlston said he was not aware that it had been his 300th win.He said the players had noisemakers waiting in the locker room after the match.OSU returns to Columbus for an exhibition match against the Polish National Team at St. John Arena at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Real Madrid drop their first points in San Mames

first_imgFirst points dropped by Real Madrid without Ronaldo, they were close to losing at San Mames against Athletic but Isco scored the equalizer for a point.This Saturday was the first day in which Real Madrid suffered the first moment in which they know they are less better without Cristiano Ronaldo, who would’ve scored in San Mames against Athletic without question today. After so much hype directed at the key players like Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema, they weren’t able to deliver a good performance in a very complicated stadium where they almost lost the match if it wasn’t for Isco’s equalizer during the second half. Although the Welsh winger did provide the assist for the Spaniard during the second half, he wasn’t able to produce more moments of brilliance as he was doing at the start of the season and he crashed hard against a very compact Athletic defense. But the biggest player of this match as it usually is in these types of scenarios was the crowd in San Mames, they proved that they are amongst the toughest in all of European football and they became a real problem for the Real Madrid players in every single ball they touched. There is no doubt that the spirit of the old Cathedral lives on in the new one, they are the ones who made the biggest difference against Real Madrid.Unai Simón, un futuro muy presente. #MovistarPartidazo pic.twitter.com/kxHqiiVlJk— La Casa del Fútbol en Movistar+ (@casadelfutbol) September 15, 2018But on the local side, the Basque team had an ace under their sleeve and we finally realized why they let Kepa go that easily. Young goalkeeper Unai Simon was Athletic’s unsung hero during the match by piling up the saves against all of Real Madrid’s forwards who got frustrated against this kid’s brilliant interventions, the match could’ve easily ended with Los Blancos’ victory by more than four goals if it hadn’t been for Unai. Past the half hour of the game, Susaeta combined with De Marcos and he sent a pass to the heart of the box where both Muniain and Williams were waiting to bury the ball in. Iñaki failed his strike at first but Iker was able to score the goal and make San Mames explode with cheers because they were already ahead in the scoreline. Real Madrid kept trying to penetrate Athletic’s defense during the rest of the match but they had a really hard time getting past Unai Simon, they were finally able to get an equalizer during the second half after Gareth Bale found Isco’s header that the young Athletic Club goalkeeper wasn’t able to reach in time. But Simon’s performance wasn’t stained by this goal, he was truly the man of the match against Real Madrid.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.⚖ Points shared at San Mamés. #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/lraMI4aSaQ— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) September 15, 2018It’s hard to understand why Julen Lopetegui still hasn’t put his trust on some of the new arrivals like Mariano, the new Real Madrid number ‘7’ is the type of player who can solve complicated situations like the one they had today at San Mames. This draw marks the first points that Los Blancos drop during the season and watching the development of the full match, it’s clear by now that the squad will struggle without a player like Cristiano Ronaldo who was there exactly for days like this Saturday. The next month will be really difficult for Real Madrid as they now have to start the Champions League next week against AS Roma, and then one week later they will have another dangerous trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium where they will face Sevilla FC in one of the most exciting fixtures of September. Julen Lopetegui needs to start trusting his new field players a little bit more, otherwise, he will keep dropping points like he did today and that can be very harmful to a club like Real Madrid this early in the season.What did you think about the match, who was your favorite player from either squad at San Mames? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Week In Review 122126

first_imgTuesday 1/23Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPd8.0 Earthquake Rattles The Kenai Peninsula, Rescued Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Calf Cannot Be Released Back To Wild, Soldotna Council To Consider Approval Of Airport Master Plan Phase III, What To Do In The Event Of A Tsunami Warning On The Peninsula Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 1/24Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp300:00RPdEarthquake Caused Small Spill At Nikiski Refinery, Three-Peat! Kassik’s Takes Home Third Consecutive Win At Beer And Barley Wine Festival, Ban On Distilleries Serving Cocktails Approved By Board Monday 1/22Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-0122.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-0122.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Looks At Permits For Dip Net Fishery Vendors, CES Fire Marshall Arrested For DV Assault, Ravn Alaska Agents Stole Roughly $500,000 In Goods, According To Feds, NOAA Donates Funds For ‘Bycatch’ Reduction Programcenter_img Thursday 1/25Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSmoking Ban Continues To Advance In The Legislature, Project Homeless Connect Offers Basic Care And Comfort To The Kenai, Walker Appoints Lincoln To Vacant Alaska House Seat, Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park Friday 1/26Audio PlayerJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp3VmJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp300:00RPdTwo Arrested In Connection With Burglary At Kenai Central High School, Early Morning Collision On Seward Highway Involving Two Semi Trucks, Sen. Murkowski Seeks To Scale Back Plans For Offshore Leasing In Alaska, State Institutes New Review Process For Clemency Requestslast_img read more

KPBSD Continues Push For More Counselors

first_imgCurrent budget talks are slated to continue in March during a joint session between the district and the borough. The assembly ultimately agreed and chose not to move forward with the additional funding, citing concerns about using too much of the borough’s fund balance. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Budget negotiations are continuing between the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Among those negotiations is a request for $600,000 for more school counselors. In July of 2018, the borough denied a similar request from the district for $600,000. The school district had planned to utilize those funds to hire mental health and safety counselors for elementary schools, according to the district.center_img KPB Mayor Charlie Pierce: “I supported the additional funding for schools, I just did not agree where they want to get the money. The put an extra $600,000 in the budget to pay for it, and then want to go out and tax you for it. I don’t agree with that.” The district hopes to create four new elementary counselors, and also have more than the two counselors currently offered to students at Kenai Central High School.last_img read more

Spanfeller Media to Launch Active Lifestyle Site

first_imgThe site features a consumer-generated section, where users share comments, views and other pertinent information. All of these tactics will be integrated into eKADIA’s content strategy, and will be run by an editorial staff of similar scale. Monetization strategies will also parallel its sister site, with advertising, e-commerce, events and lead generation contributing to revenue. “Like The Daily Meal, we’re not planning on being aggressive on the advertising sales front,” Spanfeller tells FOLIO:. “There’s arguably five main areas of the web: news, business finance, gossip, spectator sports and technology; you can argue for health as well. After that, it gets sparse very quickly,” says Spanfeller. “Our goal is to fill [as many] niche verticals as we can get into.” “There’s a lot more focus on casual physical activity. Part of this is a new way of life for folks growing up, but part of that is people who have a few years on them and are looking to stay young,” says Spanfeller. “Participation in marathons, the 3K, triathlons and bike rides are growing enormously. There’s nothing in the digital space that covers the full pantheon of that process or those activities.”Plans for eKADIA promotion include search optimization, syndication and the social ecosystem. Spanfeller is also relying on “word of mouth and loyalty” to help eKADIA gain its target of two million monthly users by the end of 2012. Spanfeller Media Group, owner of The Daily Meal, will launch its second vertical content site in the new year. Currently under the working title eKADIA, the active lifestyle site will be led by editorial director John Rasmus. The publishing vet is a former editor of Outside magazine; a founding editor of Men’s Journal; and the founding editor-in-chief of National Geographic Adventure.Spanfeller Media founder Jim Spanfeller hopes to replicate the success of its first vertical content channel with eKADIA. The Daily Meal launched in January 2011, and now attracts two million unique visitors a month.eKADIA’s business model will mirror that of its sister site. The Daily Meal has a full-time editorial staff of 20, with an additional 600 special contributors (from celebrity chefs to Ph.Ds in nutrition). Content partners include Nation Restaurant news; links to stories off-site are also featured on the site. Spanfeller expands on the syndication model, “We do more reprinting that linking out. It’s not because of a pre-set formula; it’s what’s the best way for the end user.”last_img read more

Partnership Pushes For 3 Billion From Texas Rainy Day Fund For Harvey

first_imgREUTERS/Adrees LatifA man walks through floodwaters after surveying his property in Rockport, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.Governor Greg Abbott has declared disaster recovery one of five emergency items for the 2019 legislative session. While there are dozens of Hurricane Harvey-related bills in circulation, there are two of prime importance to Houston’s business community. The bills would tap nearly a quarter of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the Rainy Day Fund.“One has, on the Senate side, been introduced by Senator Brandon Creighton out of Conroe. He has introduced a bill calling for $3 billion to address both recovery and mitigation, and we’re really encouraged by that,” said Taylor Landin, senior vice president for public policy at the Greater Houston Partnership. “On the House side, Chairman Dade Phelan out of Beaumont has introduced a bill [that’s] very similar.” Like Abbott, the Greater Houston Partnership also named disaster recovery as one of its top priorities for the 2019 Texas Legislature. And Landin said the business community wants a bill with as broad an impact as possible in order to attract statewide support.“There’s the recovery aspect, which is everything looking backward – so unanticipated matching needs of local communities, City of Houston and Harris County included of course, but across the 55 counties that were impacted by the storm. And then we also think about it in terms of future mitigation,” he said. The state is in an unusually strong fiscal position, but Landin said it will still be a challenge to get that much money, given competing priorities such as school finance reform and Medicaid. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:43 Sharelast_img read more

Central govt employees complain of language barrier over Panchayat election duty

first_imgKolkata: With notices having started reaching different Central government offices for engaging its employees to conduct the forthcoming Panchayat polls, the issue of “language-barrier” has started cropping up, with most employees having a “non-Bengali” background.According to the sources in the State Election Commission (SEC), directives have been given to engage Central government employees to conduct the Panchayat polls. The Central government employees of all ranks would be required to get involved in the election process, apart from the state government employees. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe issue related to the “language barrier” has cropped up as most officials in the Central government offices are from non-Bengali backgrounds and hence, they would face trouble in communicating properly with people in the grassroot level, in the rural parts of the state.In a bid to conduct the Panchayat polls, the officials need to visit different villages of the state, where they would have no other option apart from speaking in the local language. Communicating in local language will also be essential to make the people from the area understand what they actually have to convey. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAt the same time, according to a section of the Central government officials, their routine activities will also get hampered, if they are made to go to conduct the forthcoming Panchayat polls.An official of the SEC, however, stated that it is a regular process as both state and Central government employees were earlier involved to conduct Panchayat elections. Accordingly, orders have been issued in this connection as usual and there is no such exemption in the set norms for the Central government employees. The district magistrates play a major role in preparing the list of the manpower needed to conduct the polls. The SEC has held meetings with district magistrates and superintendents of police of all the districts in March, in connection with the Panchayat polls.It may be mentioned that the elections will be held on May 1, 3 and 5. The process of filing nomination has already started from April 2 and it will continue till April 9. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is April 16. The districts where the election will be held in the first phase, include all the South Bengal districts, apart from Murshidabad and Birbhum. Polls in these two districts will be held on May 3, while the same in the North Bengal districts, starting from Malda to Cooch Behar, will be held on May 5.last_img read more

Reza Izad ProSiebenSat1 Groupbacked multichannel

first_imgReza IzadProSiebenSat.1 Group-backed multichannel network Studio71 has named a new management team to take over from founders Sebastian Weil and Ronald Horstman, with US chief Reza Izad to become global CEO.Weil and Horstman are leaving the company at their own request at the end of June.Sebastian Romanus will join the company as joint managing director on June 1 from Maker studios, where we was responsible for the Disney-backed MCN’s German business. He worked at ProSiebenSat.1’s marketer SevenOne Media from 2005 to 2007, and has also held posts at Deutsches Sport-Fernsehen and Goviral, where he acted as managing director for the German-speaking region.Johan Griebl, a co-founder of the MCN who was previously responsible for artists and content as senior vice-president, will also serve as joint managing director alongside Romanus.Izad meanwhile will report to ProSiebenSat.1 executive board member Christof Wahl in what the German broadcast group describes as a realignment of Studio71’s international organisation.Wahl said: “In founding and developing Studio71, Sebastian Weil and Ronald Horstman created one of the world’s biggest and most successful online video companies from scratch with distinct entrepreneurial talent. I very much regret their departure and would like to thank them for their excellent work over the past four years. At the same time, I am delighted that the experienced founder and manager Reza Izad will now be taking on the global role as CEO of Studio71. He will step up the international expansion together with our new managing directors Sebastian Romanus and Johann Griebl.”Weill said: “When we launched Studio71 in 2013, we had no idea how big this company was to become. So we are all the more grateful to ProSiebenSat.1 and the fantastic Studio71 team that we have been able to achieve this together. We wish the new management team all the best and look forward to watching the further development of Studio71.”last_img read more

Mayor of Derry Cllr Brenda Stevenson said this ye

first_imgMayor of Derry, Cllr Brenda Stevenson said this year’s colourful festivities would be the “best yet” and was delighted Ms Lo would be attending Ubuntu Global Festival, the closing event of Community Relations Week.Anna Lo.“The Ubuntu Global Festival is one of the highlights of this year’s LegenDerry Maritime Festival and we are expecting this year’s event to be one of the most popular too.“With over 50 nationalities living in and around the city, this is a fantastic excuse for us to celebrate our wonderful diversity by exploring the sights, sounds and flavours from across the globe.“We are also delighted that MLA Anna Lo will make a trip to festival this year to speak about her services to ethnic minority communities which has gained her a MBE.” Derry City Council’s Sharon Meenan said the festival would see the riverfront “buzzing” with arts and crafts, music and dance.She added: “Bring your family and experience the cultural wonders of Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.Free family workshops and drop in activities operate 12 noon – 6.00pm in the three continental zones.The World Zone will feature performances, live music and interactive activities from 1.00pm – 10.00pm.ANNA LO TO ATTEND DERRY’S UBUNTU GLOBAL FESTIVAL was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: ShareTweet allianceannaDerryfestivalgloballoubuntu Local residents Willie Hernandez, Sumeeta Gupta, Miriam Pascua, Audrey Marie Doherty and Billy Poon join Sue Divin from Derry City Council to prepare for Sunday’s Ubuntu Global Festival. Photo: Lorcan Doherty PhotographyOne of North’s best known politicians will visit Derry this weekend.Anna Lo, a Belfast Alliance MLA since 2007, will attend the Ubuntu Global Festival being staged on Sunday as part of the LegenDerry Maritime Festival.Organised annually by Derry City Council to promote local awareness of the city’s cultural diversity, the event will feature three continental zones along the quayside – Africa and the Caribbean,  Europe and the Americas, Asia and the Middle East – as well as a World Zone where families and visitors can expect to find free activities such as arts and traditional crafts, storytelling, and music and dance activities.last_img read more

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Cooked eggs into raw eggs found new anti-cancer

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21 century human faces many problems in which cancer Difficult miscellaneous diseases, is one of the largest human disease, in medicine and science and technology development today, cure numerous scientists are constantly researching cancer.

see the title you would think this is a boring science news, however, put the cooked egg egg means variable retrogradation change of protein structure, the human study is of great significance to conquer cancer.


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