Alaska Governor Calls Special Session For Wasilla

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers ended their special session Thursday already anticipating another, leaving unsettled a state infrastructure budget and the size of dividend check to pay residents this year from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy called for the next special session to start July 8 in his hometown of Wasilla, listing the recommended venue of a middle school there. “We will be coming back this summer, and I wanted to assure the public that we are going to absolutely provide a dividend this year,” House Majority Leader Steve Thompson said in a floor speech. The governor can call lawmakers into special session or lawmakers can call themselves into one. Edgmon said lawmakers spoke with Dunleavy on Wednesday and said they preferred a special session sometime in July over convening one immediately. The House, with a bipartisan majority coalition composed largely of Democrats, rejected a full payout Wednesday. The Republican-led Senate narrowly rejected a full payout after earlier including one in its version of the state operating budget. Senate President Cathy Giessel has said members of her majority expressed willingness to support a full dividend if the formula were changed going forward. Dunleavy’s proclamation deals with the payment of the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, or PFD. “Once the issue of the PFD is solved, these other budgetary issues will fall into place quickly,” he said in a statement. He said a change of venue was needed to “refocus the conversation.” House Speaker Bryce Edgmon told reporters earlier in the day he didn’t see a special session taking place in Wasilla. On Thursday, with time running out in this special session, the Senate accepted the remnants of the capital budget the House passed Wednesday. The House failed to reach the three-quarter threshold required to fund major provisions, which Senate Finance Committee Co-chair Sen. Natasha von Imhof said left millions of dollars in projects unfunded and federal match money at risk. Still, there were parts of the budget that were funded, and the Senate opted to move forward with those while acknowledging the need to come to agreement on the remaining elements in the coming weeks. The time limit on this special session was set to expire Friday. Lawmakers have been meeting in regular or special sessions since mid-January. Dunleavy has insisted on a full dividend payout this year, equating to checks of roughly $3,000 each, after three years of reduced payments amid an ongoing budget deficit. Dividends traditionally have been paid using permanent fund earnings, which lawmakers last year also began using to help pay for government, creating tension. The dividend and use of fund earnings is being discussed by a special working group created by the House and Senate to make recommendations in the hopes of breaking a logjam on that issue. During this special session, lawmakers passed legislation aimed at addressing crime concerns and a state operating budget. “I think the more productive environment is here in Juneau,” the Dillingham independent said. The Legislative Affairs Agency previously raised concerns with the school site, but Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said the facility is “more than adequate.”last_img read more

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Updated: Four New Cases Reported Of COVID-19, Another In Homer

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported four new positive COVID-19 cases in their Sunday update. That makes the total positive case count in the state 396. Nonresident cases are not part of the Alaska case counts; they are listed separately. Another nonresident case in Alaska was identified yesterday in a seafood worker who is still under quarantine in Anchorage. Due to a data lag, this case is not yet listed in the nonresident count on the website but will be added later today or as soon as the website can be updated. Two new cases were reported in Anchorage, one case in  Juneau and one case in Homer. This is the second case reported in Homer this weekend. The new Juneau case identified yesterday was a staff member at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center (LCCC). This is the 11th LCCC staff member to test positive for COVID-19. All staff and inmates were tested late last week at the facility with more test results due back soon. So far, no inmates have tested positive. “We know this is concerning to hear about another seafood industry case, but we continue to be reassured that these cases are being detected and contained,” said Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.  “All of the safeguards designed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading or entering new communities while allowing essential business to continue in Alaska are helping detect cases before these individuals leave quarantine.”center_img There is now a total of 10 nonresident cases; five of those have been in seafood workers, two in visitors, two in airline industry workers and one identified with the mining industry. There were no new reported recovered cases on Sunday, remaining at 344. These cases are reported using the state’s timetable of reporting counts: 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on May 16. Of the new Alaska resident cases, two are male and two are female. One is aged 10-19, two are aged 30-39 and one is aged 50-59. There have been a total of 43 hospitalizations and 10 deaths with no new hospitalizations or deaths reported Saturday.last_img read more

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PCJ pumps $3m into SDC T20

first_imgThe Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is demonstrating its support for sports and community development with a $3-million sponsorship of the Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray & Nephew National Community T20 Tournament.The competition, which commenced in April under the theme ‘Building Communities… Building Jamaica,’ has eight remaining teams vying for the championship title and will wrap up on August 25 at Noranda in St Ann. Being staged for the 13th year, the initiative is a major social- outreach activity for the SDC that involves an average of 300 community teams with players ranging from age 14 to 45 years. In addition, the annual event provides employment for approximately 2,000 individuals.With over $2 million up for grabs, the top four teams will be able to contribute to improvements in their communities as a portion of the cash prize will fund a major project that will address a collective need.PCJ Corporate affairs and Communications manager, Camille Taylor said that after serving as a major sponsors in 2018, the corporation didn’t hesitate to renew its support for the competition this year. “The SDC’s community cricket competition brings together two areas that the PCJ supports under our corporate social responsibility activities – sports and community development. So we see this as a win for the PCJ and the SDC, but most importantly for the communities who will benefit from the development prize and also enjoy the fun and entertainment the matches will provide,” she said. SDC executive director Dr Dwayne Vernon said, “The SDC is thankful for the partnership with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and other donors as the success of this competition lies heavily on the support of the sponsors. I commend all the sponsors for having a broad view of community development.”last_img read more

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Wild card for Williams – Hurdler books World Champs ticket with Diamond League win

first_imgWomen’s 100m hurdles world leader Danielle Williams was in magnificent form at the IAAF Diamond League Finals in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. The 2015 world champion won the Women’s event to join triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, who won her event in Zurich last week. Williams’ Diamond Trophy victory also meant she pockets a US$50,000 (just under $7 million) jackpot.Williams, who has been in blazing form since the National Senior Championships in June, where she was initially disqualified for false-starting in the 100m final, but then saw the race voided by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, was in a no-nonsense mood yesterday. She got the better of world record holder Kendra Harrison of the United States once more and proved that her win over the American at the Birmingham Diamond League last month was no fluke. FAST START Williams was out of the blocks very quickly, leaving Harrison and the others for dead, to win in 12.46 seconds. The slow-starting Harrison was second in 12.73 seconds, just ahead of her teammate, Nia Ali, third in 12.74 seconds. There was some drama at the start of the race as Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan was disqualified for false-starting. Williams was very satisfied with her win.“I am really happy with the win here,” she said. “A better field than today here is impossible, and to be able to win, that’s fantastic. I am so satisfied with the time because it was really, really cold. In Doha, my ambition will be the same: make it to the final first and then get a medal.”Jamaica had three other top-three finishes on the day as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Ronald Levy ended second, while Akeem Bloomfield and Fedrick Dacres were third in their events.Fraser-Pryce, the co-world leader in the Women’s 100m with 10.73 seconds, had to settle for the runners-up spot in the Women’s 100m in 10.95 seconds. Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who has played second fiddle to the Jamaican all season in the event, matched the Jamaican stride for stride most of the way before pulling away in the end to win in a season’s best 10.84 seconds, as Josée Marie Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast took third in 11.09 seconds.After an average season so far, Levy found some good form to finish second in the Men’s 110m hurdles in 13.22 seconds, to hold off defending champion Sergey Shubenkov of Russia, who was third in 13.33 seconds. Spain’s Orlando Ortega took the win in 13.22 seconds.Earlier, in the Men’s 400m, Akeem Bloomfield had a gutsy performance to finish third in 44.67 seconds. Bloomfield, Jamaica’s number-one man this year in the one-lap event, who did not compete in the event at the National Senior Championships, sent out a strong message to the Jamaican selectors as he was beaten by the two best men in the world over the event this year: the United States duo of Michael Norman and Fred Kerley. Bloomfield was in contention with both athletes up to the final 30m before Norman pulled away to win in 44.26 seconds, ahead of Kerley, second in 44.46 seconds. Nathon Allen, the other Jamaican in the race, finished seventh in 46.17 seconds. Men’s Discus Defending champion Dacres had to settle for third in the Men’s Discus with a best throw of 65.27m as world leader Daniel Stahl won with 68.68metres, ahead of Lukas Weisshaidinger of Austria, second with 66.03m.Following her good showing in Paris, Natoya Goule failed to replicate that form in the Women’s 800m. After placing herself well in the final 110m, where she was in third place, she faded in the end to finish fifth in 2:01.40 minutes as the United States’ Ajee Wilson won in 2:00.24.The United States’ Noah Lyles wrapped up a sprint double after his success in the Men’s 100m in Zurich last week. He picked up his second Diamond Trophy after easily winning the half-lap event in 19.74 seconds as reigning World champion Ramil Guliyev, of Turkey was second in 19.86 seconds, and Andre De Grasse of Canada, third in a season’s best 19.87 seconds.last_img read more

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IndyCar still reviewing Saturday’s first-lap crash

first_imgThe first-lap contact between Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon likely is being reviewedThe first-lap contact between Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon likely is being reviewedPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:f47569af9d945ae033117864 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-934242-4229739802001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Don’t close the book on Saturday’s road race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway just yet.Based partly on standard procedures, IndyCar Series officials are reviewing all aspects of the race, including the first-lap accident that started when Helio Castroneves hit Scott Dixon approaching Turn 1.The nose of Castroneves’ car bumped Dixon’s rear, turning the Ganassi Racing machine around and causing congestion behind them.Dixon had started the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis from the second spot, Castroneves the third.The incident was reviewed immediately, but Castroneves was not penalized for avoidable contact. However, he still could be.Carpenter shifts gears between owning, driving as he prepares for Indy 500IndyCar president Derrick Walker reiterated to the IndyStar the standard procedure of reviewing races and speaking to individuals involved.“To get a full appreciation of what happened,” he said.The process is to reach a decision and alert the impacted parties on Tuesday, with a public statement released Wednesday. Walker said the timeline will be followed in this case, too, if post-race penalties are necessary.“You’ll have to wait until Wednesday, mate,” Walker said of additional information.Cavin: Honda shouldn’t be as far behind on ovals – it hopesThe actions of Castroneves aren’t the only ones expected to be reviewed. A second situation deeper in the pack has drawn the interest of the competitors. That’s where Jack Hawksworth ran into Luca Filippi to ignite a flurry that sent James Hinchcliffe into Josef Newgarden.IndyCar also is expected to review if drivers improperly used the escape road to improve their position.In each case, punishment could range from a fine to a loss of points to probation, or any combination of them.Follow Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavinlast_img read more

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High school boys basketball: Bossier hosts defending 2A state champ Madison Prep Saturday night

first_imgThe Bossier Bearkats host defending Class 2A state champion Baton Rouge Madison Prep on Saturday night at 7.Madison Prep, ranked No. 4 nationally by MaxPreps, was 8-2 going into Friday night’s game against Woodlawn.The Chargers’ losses were to Riverside Academy, 91-82, on Dec. 16 and Meridian, Miss., 50-45 on Dec. 27.Madison Prep is led by Josh LeBlanc, a 6-foot-7 Georgetown commitment, and Kobe Julien, a 6-6 Louisiana-Lafayette commitment.Bossier, led by junior guard Jacoby Decker, is 9-5. Three of the losses were by two points.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Tennis Strike: Champion Nadal will not play in the US Open…

first_imgDefending US Open champion Rafael Nadal has dropped out of this year’s edition, admitting he is preparing for a restart of tennis at a later stage. The Spaniard shared this thing on his Twitter;“After everything that happens, I decided not to play at the US Open this year. The situation in the world is very complicated. The incidence of coronavirus is increasing and it seems that we cannot control it yet, “Rafa wrote.This year’s US Grand Slam is scheduled to begin on August 31 at the Flushing Meadows in New York, with organizers acknowledging that the tournament will be without an audience. The United States is the country with the most cases of coronavirus – 4.8 million infected and over 150 thousand dead. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Latvian champions in youth beach volleyball have been determined

first_imgIn the finals of “Ruukki” at the Beach Center in Mārupe, the best youth beach volleyball players of Latvia from 20 to 23 August divided the medals into U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20 groups. Content will continue after the ad Advertising There are players who can start well not only in their age group, but also older ones. Gustavs Auziņš won a gold medal in the U-16 and U-18 groups, but his partner in the U-16 group Kristians Fokerots added silver in the U-16 group and silver in the U-20 group. In the U-20 age group, gold was shared in the girls ‘and boys’ competition by the Namik family with their counterparts.The 16 best pairs of each group took part in the final, which were determined in the first three stages in Cēsis, Mārupe, Rīga, Vecāķi and Ventspils.On August 20, Latvia learned the best young beach volleyball players in the U-14 group. Valters Ķirsons and Markuss Vensbergs became the champions of Latvia for the boys, who defeated Ralph Andrejev and Patrick Orup 2-1 (19:21, 21:19, 15:13) in the final three-set thriller. The bronze was won by Thomas Blekte and Gustav Druska, who played Red Martinson and Karl Mardok 2-0 (21:18, 21:18) in the fight for the third place.For the girls, Līva Ēbere and Agnese Grīnberga were superior to their competitors, who also defeated their opponents in the final 2-0 (21:10, 21: 8). Silver went to Aurelia Kotāne and Rezija Puškundze, bronze to Keila Čukure and Marta Beatrice Gintere. On August 21, Gustavs Auziņš and Kristians Fokerots became the boys of the U-16 group quite easily, who played Kārlis Jaundžeikars and Matīss Šalkovskis in the final with 2-0 (21:14, 21:11). Bronze went to Oscar Kilk and Markus Maculēvičs, who resisted the next winners the most in the semi-finals, conceding with 0-2 (18:21, 12:21), and fighting for the third place in an exciting fight with 2-0 (21:19, 21:19). defeated Krišs Liepiņš and Gabriel Kokins.The girls in the final Amanda Regute and Loreta Kirilova defeated Elizabeth Helen Stolts and Laura Kristīne Vāveris 2-0 (21:13, 21:19). U-14 group champions Ēbere and Grīnberga, while fighting two-year-old opponents, were up to the fight for bronze, but lost to Kitty Martini-Ādamsone and Anete Pundure with 0-2 (13:21, 16:21).On August 22, the guys of the U-18 group became Auziņš, who had the second title in two days, and Dāvis Storķis, who played another U-16 champion in the final with 2-0 (21:14, 21:15). Fokerot and Kārlis Ābelītis. The third place was won by Eduards Stieģelis and Klāvs Vilde, who played 2-1 (17:21, 21:18, 15: 7) against Leo Saulīte and Rein Anderson.Kate Vasiljeva and Elīza Dreimane celebrated the victory for the young women, who defeated Teresa Esteri Grants and Katrīna Lukstiņa in the final 2-0 (21:19, 21:15). Anija Ozoliņa and Beāte Liepājniece longed for bronze medals in their necks, which they lost to the next champions in the semi-finals, but in the game for the third place in a difficult fight with 2-0 (21:17, 22:20) won U-16 group champions Reguti and Zaiga Kalvāni.In the oldest group of young people under the age of 20, Patrick Pinka and Ralph Namik triumphed, beating Rūdolfs Stankevičs and Artūrs Rinkevičs 2-1 (21:18, 18:21, 16:14) in one of the most interesting finals. The third place was taken by the young talents Fokerots and Ābelītis, who defeated the U-18 group champions Auziņš and Storķis in the decisive battle with 2-1 (21:17, 18:21, 15: 8).The duo Varvara Brailko and Anete Namiķe, who are competing for the second pair in the Latvian adult competition, remained unbeaten for the young women in this age group. Bronze in this group was won by Undine Simbirceva and Rezija Mazure-Mago, who played the set deficit and defeated U-18 vice-champions Lukstiņš and Grants 2-1 (12:21, 21:12, 15:12).It was in the last battle for bronze that the players were hit by an additional rain, which forced the award at the Ruukki Beach Center to be moved to the premises, but in general, the weather pampered the participants on the days of the decisive battles.“The players were happy about the cash prize fund provided within the club” 100+ friends for volleyball “, as well as the many supporters’ prizes,” says Dana Timma, the coordinator of the Beach Volleyball Competition of the Latvian Volleyball Federation (LVF), adding that the prizes gave athletes more motivation in .last_img read more

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Fruitport wins one, loses one in a low-scoring softball doubleheader against Holland

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Argentina Clash Is A Do Or Die Game – Mikel

first_imgSuper Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has described Tuesday’s clash against two-time World Cup champions Argentina as a do or die game.The two countries meet in their final Group D match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament with a spot in the knockout stage up for grabs.The Super Eagles need a draw to secure a place in the last 16, while must win and hope for a better goal difference if Iceland beat Croatia in the other group game.Tianjin Teda FC of China midfielder Mikel Obi was speaking in a chat with reporters.In his words via eagleonline, the former Chelsea star said: “It is always difficult facing Argentina, this game is a do or die game, it is not like the first game of the group or the second game, this is the last game of the group. We have to die on the pitch.”“It’s obviously very hard to defend against (Messi). Both teams so far have done really well defending him, we have to see what we can do, how we can make sure we defend against him, not just against him but also against the whole team.“We have to play our game as well and make sure we create chances and score goals.” He concluded.John Mikel Obi and his teammates would be hoping to lead Nigeria to a 4th knockout stage appearance in six World Cup editions.Relatedlast_img read more

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