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Open House Set for Kenai Spur, Beaver Loop Road Projects

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Thursday, December 10, representatives for the Kenai Spur Highway Rehabilitation and Beaver Loop Road construction projects will host an open house at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. That project would have two phases: the first would work with $20 million already available for the project, finishing the design and beginning construction in 2017; the second phase would complete the project once additional funding is acquired. The Kenai Spur Highway Rehabilitation Project will widen the roadway to five lanes from Sports Lake Road to Swires Road. The Beaver Loop Road Improvements and Pedestrian Pathway Project is scheduled to begin construction in 2018 depending on funding. Beaver Loop Project Engineer Tom Schmid… Schmid: “The scope of work is effectively rehabing the travel lanes which are 12 foot wide, adding four foot shoulders and adding a pedestrian pathway within the 100 foot right of way.” The open house for the two projects will be held at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center from 5-7 pm on Thursday, December 10.last_img read more

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Ramsey expects to work with Sherwood again

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Ramsey plays down Villa’s injury problemsQPR’s Yun ruled out of Aston Villa gameVargas’ season is ended by knee injuryAston Villa v QPR: five key battlesQPR defender Dunne returns to actionRangers defender Dunne returns to action Chris Ramsey believes he will end up working with Tim Sherwood again at some stage but hopes he isn’t reunited with him sooner rather than later.The pair worked together at Tottenham and Ramsey was brought to QPR as academy boss last year but with a view to eventually being first-team coach under Sherwood, who had been lined up to replace Harry Redknapp as manager at Loftus Road.But Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes became reluctant to appoint Sherwood and ended up installing Ramsey as head coach until the end of the season.AdChoices广告Sherwood subsequently took over at Aston Villa and wants Ramsey to join him there next season if his friend is replaced by a new manager.And Ramsey admitted: “I could see us working together again, I just hope it’s not in the near future.”The pair will put their friendship to one side this evening at Villa Park, where a win would take second-from-bottom QPR above Sherwood’s team“It is going to be a bit of a strange feeling, but Tim’s the manager of another side and as soon as the ball starts to roll I’m going to block all that out,” Ramsey said.last_img read more

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West Ham and Crystal Palace interest in player continues to be…

first_imgThe closer we get to the transfer window, the more the French media push Morgan Sanson towards the exit door at Marseille. With a need to recoup around €60m this summer, the Ligue 1 side will have to sell some of their first-team players, and the midfielder is looking likelier and likelier to becoming one of the expendables in the coming months.It’s not that Sanson particularly wants to leave, especially with the prospect of playing Champions League football next year after Marseille finished second in the league, but he might end up being forced to do so, with West Ham and Crystal Palace potential landing spots as France Football seem certain both the Hammers and the Eagles will come sniffing once the player goes on the market.The magazine remind their readers that Sanson was close to a move to London Stadium last summer before a mix up with intermediaries made it all collapse, but West Ham should come back and ‘be alert’ in the next few months.Embed from Getty ImagesAs for Crystal Palace, they are expected to join their Premier League competition, even if neither can offer the 25-year-old the European football he would be getting by dragging his heels and staying put.Furthermore, this isn’t the first time France Football have pushed the interest of both clubs for the former Montpellier star, doing so back in mid-March.We’ll have to wait and see on this one, because last time West Ham were linked, around January, Sanson said he ‘laughed’ at the speculation.Not the greatest endorsement, is it?by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today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.asiaUndoHero 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UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | 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UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

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Real Madrid player tests positive for Covid-19, could have implications for…

first_imgZinedine Zidane’s side are set to take on City in the second leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash on August 7th.However, that may now be in doubt as one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19.Onda Cero journalist Fernando Burgos, relayed by Sport, revealed the news today, reporting that the player has now been isolated from his teammates, who began training for the Manchester City clash today.Marca have since followed this up, revealing that it is striker Mariano Díaz who has tested positive. The player will now miss that trip to the Etihad as he has to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.However, his positive test is likely to bring Madrid’s upcoming trip to England under question, particularly if more players test positive in the next round of testing.It will also put immense pressure on the UK Government, with questions likely to be raised if they allow the Madrid squad to enter the country for the game.Not only would they be arriving from a country currently on the banned list in terms of travel, they would also be allowing a large group to travel despite this recent positive test.The likelihood is that the game with Manchester City would be delayed until a later date, although that may be difficult given the already packed schedule in place.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge 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 DownloadUndo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UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo A Real Madrid player has tested positive for Coronavirus, which could put their Champions League clash with Manchester City in doubt.last_img read more

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Play in the Official SBC Foosball Championship at #BOFCON

first_img Share Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 The industry’s best table football players will have the opportunity to test their mettle against each other at next month’s Betting on Football Conference (BOFCON) at Stamford Bridge Stadium, after SBC Events announced the launch of the inaugural Betting Industry Foosball Tournament.The new #betfoos tournament will be sponsored by Betradar, a brand of Sportradar, and a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world.All delegates at the third annual Betting on Football Conference can enter, and the tournament will run during the evening networking party. Pit yourself against your contemporaries in the industry and take the foosball table triumphantly back to your office (or home – we won’t judge you).Andrew McCarron, SBC Managing Director, confirmed: “We are introducing delegate competitions, including the Official Table Foosball Championship sponsored by Sportradar, where you will compete against other delegates. The top prize is a world-class Table Foosball game; a prize certainly worth winning.”Tobias Brunner, Director of Marketing Operations at Sportradar, added: “We’re very happy to sponsor the industry’s first Foosball Tournament. We spend a lot of time talking about football, so it’s time to see who can back up their expertise with skill on the foosball table. And with the top prize being the Betradar Foosball table itself, it’s a competition well worth entering.”The BetFoos tournament is not the only competitive element to the day, with Metric Gaming sponsoring the BOFCON In-Play Trading Challenge. Attendees will be able to login to their own dedicated game account and make their trading predictions for the Arsenal vs West Brom match that is playing that evening. The top trader on the evening will win tickets for a match at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.Rasmus Sojmark, SBC founder, commented: “There’s always a competitive element within the betting industry, so we believe the addition of these two competitions with support from Betradar and Metric Gaming will make the event even more fun. I’m also a demon on the foosball table so players are going to have to be on top of their game to get past me.”The agenda for the day has been tailored to cover all of the core factors, trends and market conditions impacting the relationship between football and betting. Strategically taking place two months before the start of Euro 2016, up to 400 industry professionals will be in attendance to make sure they enjoy a successful Championships.BOFCON has earned itself a reputation for attracting a mix of industry experts, with speakers this year covering a range of key industry subjects including Euro 2016 player activation, content marketing, trading places, sponsorship opportunities, in-play advancements, betting integrity, eSports and the rise of daily fantasy sports.The top-notch roster of speakers includes Mark Davies, Head of New Business at Premier League leaders Leicester City FC, Asaf Peled, Founder and CEO of 90min.com, Eric Konings, Sports Betting Integrity Officer for Unibet, Valéry Bollier, Co-Founder and CEO of Oulala.com and Vahe Baloulian, CEO of BetConstruct.McCarron picked out the content marketing session, sponsored by Oddslife, as one to get particularly excited about: “The content marketing panel is full of experts from successful firms such as 90min.com, Ball Street, Sportlobster and Givemesport.com, so they should provide some fascinating perspectives.SBC’s annual Betting on Football Conference (#BOFCON) takes place in London, at the home of Chelsea FC, on Thursday, April 21st. Click here to register today!last_img read more

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Miller is grand at Raceway Park

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (May 28) – David Miller was the $1,000 winner of Raceway Park’s Jim John­son Memorial for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks Sunday night.The battle for the top spot raged through the first half of the feature until Miller took control. Be­hind Miller, Andy Hoffman had been charging through the field from his starting spot near the back, only to come up six feet short at the finish line.Behind Miller and Hoffman, Brandon Nielson took the third spot, followed by Tony Fetterman.Arie Schouten took his second win of the year in the KCAU9 IMCA Northern SportMods, followed by Colby Langenberg, Rusty Montagne and Nelson Vollbrecht.In the Casey’s General Store IMCA Stock Car division, Jason Ward broke into victory lane for the first time this year. Greg Taylor picked up two positions during the final green, white, checkered finish to take second followed by Bo Lundquist and Tom McKenzie.last_img read more

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J.J. Watt hears trade rumors on golf course, Russell Wilson happy to escape Jadeveon Clowney’s hits

first_imgSaturday marked a busy morning in the NFL as the cut deadline approached in the early evening.It was also a day full of blockbuster trades with the Texans at the center of it all, and some players on the teams involved responded to the weekend’s events in hilarious ways. NFL trade rumors: Dolphins deal Kenny Stills, Laremy Tunsil to Texans for huge return Jadeveon Clowney trade news: Seahawks, Texans agree to deal for pass-rusher First, Jadeveon Clowney was moved to Seattle. It had been widely reported the star pass-rusher was nearing a deal with a new team and the Seahawks were Clowney’s “preferred” destination. Related News Clowney, who had stayed away from the Texans during the preseason while refusing to sign his one-year, $15.967 million franchise tag, never planned to start the season in Houston and said he was willing to miss the entire year if he didn’t receive a new contract.Now, Clowney will be on the field and there’s one quarterback who is very happy with the new deal. Russell Wilson reacted to the news, tweeting: Me: So you telling me you’re not chasing me anymore? @ClowneJD : “Nah bro…all other QBs”Me: okay we’re cool we’re cool.. 😎Welcome to the squad bro! 🏈🏈🏈 pic.twitter.com/jiU5lXt2Dw— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 31, 2019More news rocked the Houston organization when it landed wide receiver Kenny Stills and left tackle Laremy Tunsil from Miami.This stunning deal gave the Dolphins an array of draft picks over the next two years but more importantly it will give the offense a boost with Stills’ hands and Tunsil’s protection of the oft-sacked Deshaun Watson. NFL trade news: Texans acquire Carlos Hyde from Chiefs in wake of Lamar Miller injury In the whirlwind of an afternoon, some established Texans found out about the trade in equally unique and hilarious ways.J.J. Watt was playing a round of golf when he heard the news.Kid on the golf course just broke news to me about my own team.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 31, 2019last_img read more

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Our favourites for the big clash

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FAI Cup Preview – Galway United vs Bohemians

first_imgTEAM NEWSConor Layng (cruciate), Gary Shanahan (foot) and Maurice Nugent (ankle) remain sidelined for United.Alan Murphy and Alex Byrne are both doubts for the game.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Robert HennessyAssistant: Emmett DynanAssistant: Alan DunneFourth Official: Eoghan O’Shea Eamonn Deacy Park Galway United vs Bohemians Friday, August 24th. Kick-off: 7.45pmGalway United face Bohemians in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.United will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat against Longford Town, which effectively ruled out promotion from the First Division.Both sides had to knock out opposition at Ferrycarrig Park to reach the second round of the Cup.Bohemians were 7-0 winners against Wexford FC, meanwhile Galway United came away from Ferrycarrig with a 4-0 win against North End United to set up the tie with Keith Long’s side.ALAN MURPHY ON FACING BOHEMIANS IN THE CUP“It’s the biggest game of the season,” Murphy remarked to www.galwayunitedfc.ie.center_img “Bohemians are a good side. We’ve got a home draw in the FAI Cup, which is what every team wants. We’re looking to bounce back after last week in terms of attitude, performance, hard work and application.“It’s going to be a good test for this group of players to see if they’re capable of reacting and restoring a bit of pride.“It’s a different game and mindset for us. It’s a one off type game that is decided on the night. Winner takes all, which could be great for a team out of the hunt for a play-off now.“We have to give Bohs the respect that they deserve. They had an excellent win against Shamrock Rovers last week and they’ve inflicted heavy defeats on Bray and Limerick recently.“They’ve got players with serious pedigree. It’s a huge battle for our players to test themselves against quality opposition. The Cup is hugely important for the present squad of players.” GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSEoin McCormack – 12Conor Barry – 11Danny Furlong – 7Carlton Ubaezuonu – 3Alan Murphy – 2Marc Ludden – 2Ronan Manning – 2Stephen Kenny – 1Ryan Connolly – 1Robbie Williams – 1Stephen Walsh – 1FORM GUIDEGALWAY UNITEDUCD 2-0 Galway UnitedGalway United 3-2 CabinteelyDrogheda United 2-2 Galway UnitedNorth End United 0-4 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-4 Longford TownBOHEMIANSBohemians 6-0 Bray WanderersDundalk 2-0 BohemiansBohemians 5-0 LimerickWexford FC 0-7 BohemiansShamrock Rovers 0-1 BohemiansLAST MEETINGSeptember 1st, 2018 | Bohemians 1-1 Galway UnitedBohemians goalscorer: Paddy KavanaghGalway United goalscorer: Padraic Cunninghamprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Bomb hoax at Anorthosis meeting at Nicosia hotel

first_imgA bomb hoax Thursday evening temporarily halted proceedings at what was an already stormy meeting of the Anorthosis football club.At around 7.40pm a call was placed to the DIAS media group warning that a bomb had been planted at the Hilton Park Hotel, in Nicosia, where the meeting was being held.The call was traced to a public phone booth in Limassol, police said.The bomb squad combed the hotel for explosive devices, but found nothing. The all-clear was given at around 9pm.Anorthosis members were meeting to vote on proposal to turn the historic football club into a corporation. A 75 per cent approval was needed for implementation of the proposal.last_img read more

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Too many lives lost in road fatalities

first_img2018 is coming to a close, and most of us, in our reflections, would accept that it has been one fraught with many challenges, as well as some positive developments. This year will go down as yet another year when Guyana experienced some of the most horrific road accidents, resulting in the loss of lives and injuries to countless others. The three most recent accidents involved teens who were killed in accidents that could have been avoid had caution be taken on the roadway.On Friday last, Police Commissioner Leslie James, in giving a breakdown of some crime and accident statistics for 2018, said there has been an overall spike in the number of fatal accidents recorded when compared to the same period last year.He used his platform to make some requests, which can affect how the GPF can function in a positive manner. Those include provisions for a traffic advisory board, training board and promotion board. At present, consultations have been convened to determine whether these panels should be reinstated. As a matter of fact, the Commissioner is quoted as saying, “There is need for the traffic advisory board. There is need for a training board and, of course, a promotion board. We have strongly recommended the resuscitation of those boards. If we are an organisation that can be recognised as a prudent organisation, those boards ought to be in place.”Guyana has been ranked in top countries in the world that have not undertaken sufficient efforts to reduce accidents, in keeping with the UN strategy. Guyana must therefore step up its efforts in order to catch up with the other countries, and be on track towards achieving the goal set out in the UN agreement.Almost every week, there is some news that someone has been killed on our roadways, and despite actions on several fronts, including enacting the relevant legislation and increasing the number of ‘campaigns’, we do not seem to be winning the battle in significantly reducing the number of road deaths.Even though there is legislation in place to ensure that persons use the roads in a responsible manner, there are still major lapses in the system which need to be addressed. To begin with, we stress the need for greater enforcement of the traffic laws. This has been the call from almost every stakeholder in the country. There is legislation in place in relation to driving under the influence, loud music in vehicles, overloading, speeding, etc; but if the laws are not adequately implemented, they become useless.It would be interesting to find out how many of the drivers/conductors who are actually stopped for breaking a traffic law are actually charged and sent to court. While we do not intend to paint the entire Police Force with the same brush, as there are many professional and honest officers within the Force, we are convinced that unless what is perceived as the endemic corruption in the organisation — and the Traffic Section in particular — is addressed in a systematic way, we will be unsuccessful in dealing with the issue.Further, collecting reliable data is also essential to improving road safety and reducing risks for pedestrians. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), data systems in most countries remain poor.Along with the measures being undertaken by the law enforcement authorities to reduce the number of road fatalities, there is need for all Guyanese to move away from the culture of disregard and irresponsibility in relation to using the roadways. The Education Ministry and other relevant stakeholders should examine the possibility of strengthening the school’s curriculum with the aim of increasing knowledge, skills and understanding among children and young people about the responsible use of our roadways. Similar efforts should also be made targeting the adult population, as they, too, are sometimes found to be irresponsible when using our roadways.Even though some progress has been made, our hope is that 2019 will see a drastic reduction in road fatalities here.last_img read more

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Unconscious Panorama City boy hospitalized

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PANORAMA CITY – An unconscious toddler was airlifted to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles today, authorities said. Emergency personnel arrived at a home in the 14000 block of Titus Street about 4:40 p.m., finding the 2-year-old boy unconscious but still breathing, said d’Lisa Davies, Los Angeles City Fire Department spokeswoman. Davies said it is not clear why the boy was unconscious.last_img read more

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Jackson asks for a little stability

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford Staff Writer Kobe Bryant will be in the Lakers’ starting lineup tonight for their season opener against the Houston Rockets. Kwame Brown will be their starting center, matching up against Houston’s 7-foot-6 Yao Ming. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Forward Lamar Odom will sit out because his surgically repaired left shoulder still isn’t sound enough and might not be for another week or two. Coach Phil Jackson is moving closer to a decision about whether to accept the Lakers’ offer of a two-year contract extension. So much for the facts. A great deal more remains unclear about the Lakers as they prepare to celebrate the start of their 60th season in the NBA, beginning with Bryant’s future with the team. Jackson confirmed reports from Chicago over the weekend that the Lakers were willing to trade Bryant for a package of players. The Bulls were said to be unwilling to part with Luol Deng, Ben Gordon, Tyrus Thomas and Joakim Noah, however. “We’re listening,” Jackson said Monday. “That’s part of the deal. We listen. Chicago has been one of the active teams. There’s nothing imminent right now.” Jackson said he hoped the situation would be resolved one way or another before it becomes an even greater distraction. “It’s better sooner rather than later, in my estimation,” he said. “Let’s get it settled and figure out what’s going to happen or if nothing’s going to happen and then go from there. … The season is at hand. This has been going on for two or three weeks.” Bryant faced a horde of reporters, but had zero interest in speaking about the trade talk he ignited when he said in May that he wished to be dealt. “I’m not going into it,” he said. “I’m still a Laker. I’m ready to play.” Bryant indicated he was aware of discussions between the teams, however. “They’re still fielding offers,” he said. “Where that goes, it goes.” He also declined to respond to criticism leveled at him by Jackson, who on Saturday questioned the star guard’s effort during training camp. “I’m not getting into that,” said Bryant, who plans to play tonight despite a sprained right wrist that forced him to sit out the Lakers’ exhibition finale Friday in Las Vegas. “It’s not something where there’s going to be a back-and-forth dialogue.” Bryant and Jackson spoke before Monday’s practice. “Just about being here and being present,” Jackson said when asked what was said. “He knows his heart’s got to be in it. That’s really important. If it is, he’s a really dynamite player. He said, `I’m going to be here. I’m present.”‘ Asked how Bryant looked on the floor, Jackson said it was obvious that his wrist was troubling him. “He can’t shoot the ball very well and didn’t shoot it very often,” Jackson said. “You can tell it’s still bothering him. He’s got it wrapped.” Raising cane Jackson said he’s close to a decision on his future with the Lakers. “I said having Kobe Bryant on this team is not part of my job description,” said Jackson, who has been offered a two-year extension at roughly $10 million per season. “It’s not part of what I do. “That’s not the primary factor (of returning as coach).” Asked if he would return after his three-season, $30 million deal expires at the end of the season, Jackson said, “I’m not telling.” Asked why not, he raised the cane he’s used after a second hip-replacement surgery in as many years and said, “Well, I still have this beast I’m still carrying around. I want to be free of this. I am getting close. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” Around the league Heat: Penny Hardaway is officially back in the NBA after the Miami Heat placed him on their season-opening roster. The Heat released guards Jeremy Richardson and Brian Chase, along with forwards Marcus Slaughter and Devin Green to reach the league-mandated 15-man limit. Hardaway signed a nonguaranteed contract this summer after a strong tryout. He hasn’t played in a regular-season game in nearly two years because of knee problems. Cavaliers: Cleveland signed rookie Demetris Nichols to a contract as it finalized its opening-day roster for the 2007-08 season. The club did not disclose contract terms on Nichols, who averaged 4.8 points in five exhibition games with the New York Knicks, who waived him last week. Pacers: Courtney Sims, an undrafted 6-foot-11 rookie from Michigan, signed with the Pacers. Sims averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in six preseason games and was waived by the Pacers last week. Nets: New Jersey opened two roster spots, trading swingman Bernard Robinson, center Mile Ilic and cash considerations to the New Orleans Hornets for veteran guard David Wesley. The Nets have told Wesley not to report and the team will eat the guaranteed portion of his $1.75 million contract, General Manager Ed Stefanski said. The team will waive Wesley at some point, he added. … The Nets also exercised the third-year options on the contracts of guard Marcus Williams and forward Josh Boone, keeping the players through the 2008-09 season. Jazz: Waived forward Kevin Lyde, setting their opening-day roster. Raptors: Forward Joey Graham will stay through the 2008-09 season after the Raptors exercised their fourth-year option. Rockets: Guards Bob Sura and John Lucas III were among four players cut by Houston on the eve of its season opener with the Lakers. Forwards Jackie Butler and Justin Reed also were released as the team reduced its roster to 15 players. SuperSonics: Seattle may not try to escape its lease at KeyArena through arbitration, a federal judge said. Judge Ricardo S. Martinez called the team’s interpretation of the contract “as errant as a typical Shaquille O’Neal free throw.” Seattle city attorney Tom Carr was delighted by the news. “The Sonics have made clear they’re attempting to leave after this coming season,” he said. “The city wants an order from the judge saying they cannot escape the terms of their lease.” Bucks: Yi Jianlian will be in Milwaukee’s starting lineup when the Bucks open the season in Orlando. The lineup unveiled by Coach Larry Krystkowiak includes the 6-foot-11 power forward from China. Timberwolves: Minnesota did some wheeling and dealing, reaching a buyout with veteran Juwan Howard and making a trade with San Antonio to get to the 15-man roster limit before the deadline. The Timberwolves sent a protected 2008 second-round pick to the Spurs for cash considerations and guard Beno Udrih, whom the Wolves immediately waived. The Associated Press contributed to this story.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Offshore drilling on the table as gas prices rise

first_imgWASHINGTON – As gas hovers at $3.30 a gallon, there is growing fear that a plan to open areas off the Gulf of Mexico to oil drilling will erode protections for California’s shores. The U.S. Senate could vote as early as next week on a bill to open an 8 million-acre segment of the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil production while barring drilling within 125 miles of the Florida coastline. If it passes, negotiations are likely to begin over merging it with a separate House bill that would end a 25-year-old moratorium on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf. The House measure passed with support from such coastal Republicans as Rep. Elton Gallegly, although opposition to offshore drilling runs deep in California. Coastal states like California could continue to ban offshore drilling but would have to vote to do so every five years. And Panetta and other environmental activists agreed that even eco-friendly California could some day bend to the pressure accompanying skyrocketing gas prices. Added Annie Strickler, spokeswoman for the Sierra Club, “This is a free ticket for oil and gas lobbyists to flood state capitols even more than they already have.” The House measure, driven by Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Stockton, would give individual states the right to allow drilling in federal waters extending three to 100 miles off the coast. It would permanently open federal waters between 100 and 200 miles from shore. At the same time, some of the royalties from new oil extraction would go to state coffers. Currently, all royalties go to Washington. The bill passed 232 to 187. Among Southern Californians, the vote came down strictly along party lines with even coastal Republicans like Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Huntington Beach/Long Beach, and Gallegly, Thousand Oaks, voting in favor. Rohrabacher called opposition “the phoniest environmentalism of all.” “In reality what we’ve got are some people who want to have a beautiful view of the ocean from their yacht, and they’re willing to let the needs of the country go to hell,” Rohrabacher said. Gallegly issued a statement emphasizing state’s rights, saying, “I have long been an advocate of giving states a say in the resources off their shores. This bill does exactly that. States that do not want oil and gas exploration off their shores are protected.” Both lawmakers argued that the skyrocketing costs of gasoline underscore a dire need for U.S. oil production. Brendle maintained that passing legislation ending the moratorium would have an immediate stabilizing effect on the markets. Consumers, he predicted, could see prices drop in as little as 18 months. But Jim Presswood, energy advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council, disagreed. “The amount of oil in these protected areas is just not enough to make a significant difference. Really, you’re not solving a problem and you’re putting multibillion-dollar economies at risk.” Panetta said he believes it would be between 15 to 20 years before consumers would see any price reduction from offshore U.S. drilling. “The reality is that we’re, in effect, helpless to do anything about the price of oil right now because of what’s happening in the world, and the fact that Congress has not taken steps to reduce our dependence on oil,” he said. For now, California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats, are among those trying to block the Senate bill unless they can get an assurance that the state’s coastline won’t be affected under any potential compromise with the House. Still, Brendle said he believes the Senate will be successful in passing legislation. Panetta said he agrees that there is a strong current of support for the bill, and it worries him. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2While California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposes moves that could open the door to drilling off the state’s coast, environmental advocates and others said it is a distinct future possibility. “I don’t foresee California any time in the near future opting out of any ban, but long-term I think it’s very possible,” said Bryan Brendle, director of energy and resources policy for the National Association of Manufacturers. “I don’t foresee any long-term decline in demand for natural gas. Electricity and energy prices will continue to go up. The price of manufactured goods will go up. And we’re in a period where there has not been in quite some time any environmental disaster related to offshore development,” Brendle said. Leon Panetta, former Clinton chief of staff who wrote the 1981 ban while serving as a Democrat U.S. representative from Monterey, said he feared there eventually would be an oil crisis that would weaken the ban. “Deep down, I knew that one day we would face the kind of problems that we’re facing now,” he said. last_img read more

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Why Man United cannot give Solskjaer the permanent job, explains Paul Parker

first_img Ole Gunners Solskjaer has given the whole of Manchester United a lift since being appointed caretaker manager 2 Paul Parker has explained why Manchester United cannot give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the manager’s job permanently.Former striker Solskjaer has been a big hit since returning to Old Trafford as caretaker manager, lifting the gloom that seemed to have descended on the club under Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer has been a huge hit in charge of the Red Devils The players look refreshed, the performances have improved and on Wednesday the Norwegian become only the second manager in club’s history to win his first four games in charge – equalling Sir Matt Busby’s record.Solskjaer initially took the reins only until the end of the season, with United chiefs set to appoint their next full-time boss in the summer.But some are calling for Solskjaer to keep the job if he continues to get results, and the man himself even admitted after Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle that he didn’t want to leave.But former defender Parker insists that’s something the club just cannot do, telling talkSPORT host Jim White: “Ole is a lovely fella.“He’s come in and he’s brought his smile into the place and everybody’s feeling happy. You’ll get the best out of anybody when they’re happy.center_img 2 “But long-term, I don’t think so.“As good as it can be this season, you have to look at the long-term.“Manchester United need that little bit more, someone who is really going to attract the top players.“With his lack of experience, players are not going to want to go there, and agents are not going to watch to take their players there.“You’ll get players who want to play for Manchester United, no doubt.“But you’re not going to get the players Manchester United should be getting, because they haven’t got a manager of the calibre players will want to go to.” “Solskjaer has come in and made everyone happy but Man United need a little bit more.”🗣️ Paul Parker explains why #MUFC cannot make Solskjaer their manager on a permanent basis.Is Paul right? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/OePGQeWfE2— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 3, 2019last_img read more