Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Retiring

first_imgThe Homer Jackpot Derby began on Memorial Day, May 26, 1986. The winner that year was a local fisherman, Tony DeMichelle who won $5,000 for his 312-pound fish. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After 34 years, the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Board of Directors has decided to retire the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby at the close of this year’s Derby on September 15.   Stated in the press release from the Chamber: “The Chamber is grateful to all the sponsors and volunteers who have supported and made the Derby successful for so many years.  Don’t despair, Homer is is still the “Halibut Capital of the World”. Speakman: “The price of conducting the tournament has really gone up and it was important to us to keep the price of the tickets relativity low. But the number of the ticket sales have really decreased.” Changes to the tourism industry and to halibut regulations help lead to the disillusionment of the Homer Jackpot Derby. While the Chamber has always celebrated the largest fish weighed, the tournament was diversified by awarding prizes for both tagged fish and released fish, according to a release from the Chamber.center_img Executive Director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Speakman: “Well our board got together and we’ve been talking about this for really a couple of years and really trying to figure out what it is and what direction we want to go.” Speakman: “Our tourists have changed and the regulations for Halibut have changed and so we have seen a pattern of less tickets sold. And as a major fundraiser for the chamber and as a driver bringing people to Homer, it just wasn’t working anymore.” The Chamber plans to premiere a redesigned, two-day Halibut Tournament in June 2020. Speakman: “So what were thinking is kind of modeling off our Winter King tournament, which is a huge success and really a local tournament. Is in June, and we’re looking at the first two weekends, we’re looking at tides, but really making a fun two-day tournament that brings families down after Memorial day.”last_img read more

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CAFCL: CAF Disciplinary Committee Fines Esperance de Tunis After Reversing Decision to Replay Final

first_imgEsperance de Tunis have been declared the 2019 CAF Champions League winners after the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) disciplinary committee on Wednesday found opponents Wydad Casablanca guilty of abandoning the second leg of the final in May.This reverses an earlier decision by the CAF executive committee to order a replay of the second leg, in which the Moroccan side refused to play on after a VAR controversy.Both clubs had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which last week found that the CAF executive committee’s decision was wrong and ordered the case to be heard by CAF’s disciplinary committee.Wydad Casablanca have been slapped with a $65,000 fine, $50,000 for abandoning the match and $15,000 for supporters using flares while the game was paused.Meanwhile, Esperance de Tunis President, Mr. Mohamed Meddeb has been fined $20,000 and has received a stern warning for his unsportsmanlike conduct toward CAF President Ahmad Ahmad.The champions also received a $50,000 fine “for the use of smoke and projectiles” and for “the unsporting behavior of their supporters”, while the disciplinary committee handed a closed-door ban for two matches which has been suspended provide they do not commit such offence within the next 12 months.RelatedCAF CL: 2019 Champions Esperance Finally Recieve $2.5m Prize Money From CAFOctober 1, 2019In “Africa”CAF Order Replay of Champions League Final After Emergency MeetingJune 5, 2019In “Champions League”CAFCL: Esperance, Wydad Officially Submit Complaints Against Replay of Abandoned FinalJuly 15, 2019In “Champions League”last_img read more

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Three juveniles excel at GKC Grading

first_imgTHREE juveniles last Friday (November 9) were given the opportunity to participate in a Karate Grading Competition, held by Guyana Karate College at the Transport Sports Club, Thomas Lands, Georgetown.Two of the juveniles are from the Juvenile Holding Centre, while the other was recently placed under the purview of the Child Care and Protection Agency, but would have received karate training while at the Holding Centre.The juveniles performed well, resulting in one being graded to second brown belt, while the other two were graded to yellow belt.The Ministry of Public Security, in a release, extended congratulations to the Juveniles, and expressed heartfelt thanks to Sensei Grant and other members of the Guyana Karate College for their support to the Juvenile Holding Centre in helping to change the lives of juveniles.The release read, “We also extend congratulations to Mr Frank Woon-A-Tai, Chief Instructor and Chairman of the International Karate Association, who is celebrating his fiftieth year of teaching karate in Guyana and internationally, and who introduced the sport of karate at the Juvenile Holding Centre.”“The Ministry is happy to have exposed the juveniles to a sport that teaches not only physical fitness but also key values such as self-confidence, self-discipline, respect for self as well as leadership skills.“We therefore look forward to future collaborations with the Guyana Karate College as we continue to enhance the lives of juveniles.”last_img read more

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Ole Miss, Hugh Freeze agree to new contract

first_imgOXFORD — Hugh Freeze is staying at Ole Miss.The school and its third-year coach have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the two parties tied together for the next four years.The contract will pay Freeze $4 million annually, with a substantial amount added to the pool of assistant coach salaries.The agreement is a verbal one, but that is largely semantics at this point. Both Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork Tweeted the news themselves early Tuesday morning.Very blessed to be at THE University of Miss %26 work for and with great people and fans! REBELNATION, say it with me, I AM AN OLE MISS REBEL— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) December 2, 2014 Proud that we have @CoachHughFreeze leading our program %26 young men for a long time to come. Agreement is in place %26 future is bright!— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) December 2, 2014Negotiations have been ongoing for several weeks, following a routine that has felt familiar: in the midst of a successful season Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork takes a pro-active approach by meeting with Freeze and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, about a new deal. This is the third time in as many seasons that Freeze’s salary has grown.This time was different, though, because there was potentially another suitor. Freeze’s name was linked prominently to Florida in recent weeks, perhaps more so than any other coach in the country. SBNation.com reported late Sunday that Freeze had been offered the job in Gainesville, with a $4.2 to $4.3 million salary.Florida denied that report Monday morning, insisting it had not offered the job to any potential candidate.Whether or not Freeze had the ability to take the Florida job may remain a point of contention, and Florida certainly would want to save face and not have it appear it was turned down.But whatever happened, Ole Miss will gladly keep Freeze as its coach. Freeze did deliver on the 2011 promise of turning Ole Miss into a contender: the Rebels are No. 13 nationally at the end of the regular season, with a 9-3 record (the best regular season record since 2003, Eli Manning’s senior year). The Rebels won five conference games, including Saturday’s Egg Bowl against Mississippi State.At Ole Miss, Freeze has a 24-14 record, two Egg Bowl wins in three tries and three wins against top-10 teams. The Rebels rose as high as No. 3 nationally this season with a 7-0 start, but lost three of four nationally to fall out of the playoff discussion.Ole Miss is expected to learn its bowl assignment Sunday, with the Cotton, Outback and Taxslayer.com bowls all seen as strong possibilities.Offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke was a finalist for the Troy head coaching job that went to Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown. Luke is recruiting this week for Ole Miss, and it remains a possibility that Freeze’s staff will return intact for next season.The Rebels will lose only six starters from 2014, though that number does include quarterback Bo Wallace, cornerback Senquez Golson and safety Cody Prewitt.The Rebels will return, though, a stacked sophomore class that has been the foundation on and off the field. Laquon Treadwell, Evan Engram and Damore’ea Stringfellow give whoever the next quarterback is three targets to throw to, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil is the anchor of the offensive line with two sacks allowed in as many seasons. On defense Ole Miss will bring back defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and nickel corner Tony Conner, among others.Ole Miss redshirted the bulk of a top-20 recruiting class this fall, and has 14 verbal commitments in the class of 2015. The Rebels are expected to take a small class on National Signing Day in February, but the average star ranking of the players committed is 10th nationally according to Rivals.com.last_img read more

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Snodderly honored by county commission

first_imgTOP PHOTO:  Betty Snodderly shares a hug with grandson Cooper.Jan. 21, 2020 was declared as Betty Snodderly Appreciation Day. Her family attended the celebration as well. Pictured is grandson Ian Lusby, son John Snodderly, daughter-in-law Raewyn Snodderly, grandson Cooper Lusby, daughter Amy Lusby, granddaughter Kennedy Lusby, Betty Snodderly, and granddaughter Nora Snodderly and grandson Zeke Snodderly.By:  Charlotte UnderwoodJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Betty Snodderly was honored by the County Commission on Tuesday evening for her many years of service with the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.  Snodderly’s family showed up to be part of the big surprise. Betty Snodderly was honored Tuesday evening for her many years of service with the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.“I had no clue what they were planning,” Betty said. Her son John Snodderly had told her he was going to be speaking about housing at the meeting and asked her to come listen. “That was a little fib,” Betty’s granddaughter Nora said.County Commissioner Rusty Orick presented Betty Snodderly with a plaque of appreciation stating Jan. 21 2020 as Betty Snodderly Appreciation Day. Commissioners gave her a standing ovation.The commission declared Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 officially as Betty Snodderly Appreciation Day. The certificate and declaration is in honor of her efforts both at the chamber of commerce and in the community as well. Commissioner Rusty Orick read the proclamation out loud and spoke of Snodderly’s accomplishments. “She is one of Campbell County’s most cherished citizens, one who continually demonstrated her respect and affection for her county, her church and her legion of friends,” Orick said. He and the other commissioners credited Snodderly’s two decades worth of efforts in promoting the county’s business and economic opportunities in establishing the “strong foundation” at the chamber of commerce. Snodderly began as a volunteer at the chamber and gave two years of her time and efforts before becoming a paid employee.”Across two decades of dedication, she built a solid foundation on which the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce stands and it is successful and thriving today,” Orick said. Snodderly retired from the chamber of commerce in 2009 and has spent the last 11 years working part-time at the customer service department at LaFollette Utilities, attending community events and “being a loving mother and grandmother.”  “Her community accomplishments, and time as a wife, mother and grandmother has been a focus of her pride and an apex of her legacy,” Orick read aloud.Betty’s son John Snodderly and grandson Zeke watched from the audience as she was honored at Tuesday’s county commission meeting.Snodderly said she was touched by the award and that it had been “a pleasure to work at the chamber all those years.” She said when she first started volunteering at the chamber, it was “kind of down and out,” but after hard work and community effort, that soon changed. “This could not have happened had it not been for wonderful county mayors, wonderful commissioners, city mayors, our board of directors on the chamber and all of our volunteers that helped us just have some astronomical events that I couldn’t do had it not been for them,” Snodderly said. She also thanked her late husband ” because he helped the chamber financially when I first started and he encouraged me. I certainly didn’t do the job for the money; I did it because I love this county. We live in a beautiful county, we have Norris Lake, I-75 and so many wonderful citizens,” Snodderly said. She closed her statements with a challenge for everyone to “find someplace to volunteer… someplace to do something for your county.” “We just all need to get together. If everybody just does a little here, we will accomplish a lot.”Betty Snodderly said she felt blessed to be surrounded by her grandchildren on her special day.(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/22/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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“Arka” says goodbye to the Extra Class with a repulsed pendulum…

first_imgThe Polish Extra Class season was won by Gdynia “Arka”, but the team captain Pāvels Šteinbors was not in the application. Krakow’s “Wisla” were beaten 1-0 away, and “Arka” 20-year-old goalkeeper Kaspers Kržepiš repelled an 11-meter penalty kick in the second half. The three points won were a weak consolation, because it was already clear that “Arka” would be the last game in the Extraclass before relegation. It is likely that Steinbor will leave the team, the leading Polish teams are also interested in him.In the Swiss Super League, Zurich suffered a heavy loss on their field, conceding 0: 5 to Bern’s Young Boys. Opponents have risen to victory in the first place. Andris Vanins was not in the application. The scorer was Janiks Brehers, Zurich, who capitulated in the 33rd, 42nd, 48th, 59th and 73rd minute. Zurich is in sixth place in the ten-team competition. In the remaining five matches, there is a real chance to rise to fourth place, but not higher.last_img read more

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Ravens select Virginia defensive end Urban to begin Day 3 of draft

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens continued an effort to beef up their defensive line by selecting Virginia’s Brent Urban with the 134th overall selection to begin Day 3 of the 2014 NFL draft.The 6-foot-7, 298-pound end was the second defensive line to be drafted by the Ravens over the first four rounds, joining second-round pick Timmy Jernigan from Florida State. The Canadian lineman was drafted with the 15th overall selection of the Canadian Football League by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last year but elected to remain with the Cavaliers.Starting 20 games over his last two seasons in Charlottesville, Urban made 75 tackles, 16.5 stops for a loss, and three sacks in his four-year collegiate career. A high ankle sprain limited him to eight games last season, but Urban still earned all-ACC honorable mention honors as he led all down linemen in the nation and finished sixth overall on the league charts with nine pass deflections.Urban told reporters he’s confident he’ll be 100 percent by the summer after undergoing ankle surgery in February. The lingering issue forced him to withdrawal from January’s Senior Bowl.With Ravens defensive end Chris Canty turning 32 in November, Urban figures to be a possible successor at the 5-technique spot in Baltimore’s 3-4 base alignment.last_img read more

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WEEKEND BETTING TIPS

first_imgCrystal Palace vs Manchester City: Over 3.5 goals @ 2.03What happened the last time Manchester City lost a Premier League game? They were 5-0 up after just 18 minutes in their next match and ended up transferring a lot of aggression to Watford. Of course, Crystal Palace are a different kettle of fish, but you can bet Palace are going to experience a Manchester City side hurting, and rearing to go – as hard as possible – when both sides play on Saturday.I think the Citizens will push as hard as ever, and so a 2.03 for an over 3.5 goals looks like a decent punt. Already this season, only one of City’s eight Premier League clashes has produced less than four goals. As much as they are ever-reliable in attack, Manchester City still look vulnerable in defence, keeping just two clean sheets so far.This match-up tends to deliver a few goals too in recent past, with four of their last six meetings seeing at least four goals. Last season, the Eagles and the Citizens went for 3-2 and 3-1 scorelines.Here’s the thing: No matter what happens at Selhurst Park, you can back City to go for as many goals as possible, as they don’t want to fall any more than eight points behind Liverpool. And we should be taking advantage of that.Espanyol vs Villarreal: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90Considering what has happened in Villarreal games this season, I consider this a huge shock, and even possibly, a steal.Not only are the Yellow Submarines the second-highest scorers in the league [19 goals], they are also the side with the third leakiest defence [13 goals]. Of Villarreal’s eight games in La Liga this season, only one – their 2-0 home win over Real Valladolid – didn’t have at least three goals.But the bookies are never so generous, and you wonder why they’ve offered so much? It’s Espanyol. They don’t score much [4 in 8 matches] – they have the second-worst offence in La Liga – and only three of their eight games this season have seen three goals. But they do ship in a ‘good’ amount [14 goals in 8 games]; the second most porous defence. There’s been precisely four goals in each of their last four meetings. If they keep that up, we’ll be bagging a cool 1.90 for what looks a shrewd call.Real Mallorca vs Real Madrid: Real Madrid win + over 1.5 @ 1.77Combo calls haven’t been very kind to me this season. They are often very risky too, generally. Just before the international break, I made a win + over 1.5 call for Schalke in their Bundesliga game against Cologne. Schalke were 1-0 up late into the game after scoring a 71st-minute opener. All we needed was one more goal. It came in the 91st minute, but it wasn’t a Schalke goal, it was Cologne who got the equaliser. 1-0 was good for a Schalke 04 win, and 1-1 was good for an over 1.5, but mash it all up and that combo bet comes to naught.But punters never give up because of a single setback…or even a million setbacks, so this time, it’s on Real Madrid to do what Schalke 04 couldn’t manage.Los Blancos have scored four times in their last three meetings with Los Bermellones, winning five of the last six clashes,  two runs Zidane’s men will be hoping to keep up.Monaco vs Rennes: Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.72Monaco host Rennes on Sunday with the unenviable record of having the worst defence in Ligue 1. They also go into that game having kept just a single clean sheet in their nine league games so far this season. Despite their defensive worries, one thing they do very well is compensate at the other end of the pitch. Their 15 goals this season places them only behind PSG and Angers when it comes to goals scored in Ligue 1 this season.Though Monaco have improved their season with two wins in their last three games, they still look a side prone to conceding goals – no matter how much they score at the other end.A Monaco win @1.83 looks a good call too, but because of their inconsistent form, backing the goals looks even better.If you are a fan of head-to-head, then you have even more reason to go all in for the both teams to score. All of the last six meeting between Monaco and Rennes has had both teams recording at least a goal. The signs are good.Celtic vs Ross County: Celtic to win both halves @ 2.10Celtic have a battle on their hands this season as they go head to head for the title against a Rangers side that have started very well, and showed their intent to challenge for the title. But they have nothing to worry about or fear when it comes to their home form, and they remain the side with the best home form in the league, winning all their home games so far. After their loss to Livingston before the international window, Neil Lennon’s team will be fired up to get back on track. And there’s hardly a better side to bounce back against than Ross County. Celtic have beaten their guests in five of their last six meetings, while keeping a clean sheet in six of their last seven home matches against Ross County in all competitions.More importantly, Celtic have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Ross County in all competitions.If Celtic stay true to their home form this season, where they’ve won at half time and full time in two of their three wins, then 2.10 may end up a steal.BONUS: Robert Lewandowski to score at anytime @1.35Wouldn’t you bet on a guy who’s scored in every single game for Bayern Munich this season? 11 goals in 7 Bundesliga games, and 3 goals in 2 Champions League games, it’s so hard to bet against Lewandowski keeping his hot streak vs Augsburg.Relatedlast_img read more

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Man wanted in Johnston woman’s murder arrested in northern Minnesota

first_imgRobert AbrahamA central Iowa man who’s wanted in the weekend murder of his girlfriend was arrested near the U.S.-Canadian border.Police in the Des Moines suburb of Johnston got multiple 911 calls on Saturday night of shots fired at the Providence Pointe apartment complex. When officers arrived, they found 34-year-old Agnes Yarlee who died at the scene within minutes.Investigators put out a description of the man  and his vehicle saying he was a person of interest in the case. Sunday night, 38-year-old Abraham Roberts, also of Johnston, was arrested in International Falls, Minnesota, about a mile from the Canadian border.Roberts is being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection until he can be extradited back to Iowa.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Detained ‘dreamer’ could be deported, attorney says

first_imgdk_photos/iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) — A young woman arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in Mississippi on Wednesday could be deported as early as this week, her attorney says.Daniela Vargas, 22, was taken into custody after speaking at a press conference in front of Jackson City Hall. Her attorney, Abigail Peterson, said Vargas is still being held and ICE is working to process her case without a court hearing.“It could happen this week, it could take a little longer so we’re trying hard to get her a hearing,” Peterson said.Peterson said Vargas filed to renew her Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status on Feb. 10 after allowing her status to expire. According to Peterson, Vargas’ latest DACA status expired in November 2016. She applied to renew in mid-February after raising money for the $495 application fee, Peterson said.In a statement to ABC News, Thomas Byrd, an ICE spokesperson, said Vargas was arrested “during a targeted immigration enforcement action in Jackson, Mississippi.”“Every day, as part of routine targeted enforcement operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Fugitive Operations teams arrest criminal aliens and other individuals who are in violation of our nation’s immigration laws,” the statement continued. “ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy. ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately.”ICE would not comment further beyond the statement.Vargas, who came to the U.S. from Argentina when she was 7 years old with her parents and her brother, gave a speech in front of city hall in which she recounted the moment ICE agents arrested her father and brother at their home on Feb. 15. Peterson believes the agents came in relation to an investigation into Vargas’ brother. While there, the agents also put Vargas in handcuffs, Peterson said.“They had her in handcuffs, but let her go. They saw her expired documents and she told them she was in DACA or working on DACA,” Peterson said.Peterson also said Vargas was aware she could face arrest at the press conference since her DACA status was no longer in effect.“We had discussed the risks associated with talking to newspapers, we had spoken with her about that and we were all working with the understanding that ICE knows her DACA is extending and they were going to let that process,” Peterson said.According to local ABC affiliate WAPT, Vargas was driving home from the press conference with a friend when ICE agents pulled them over and arrested her.Immigrant rights advocates are angered by Vargas’ arrest, according to Ramiro Orozco, a lawyer who set up the press conference at which Vargas spoke.Orozco said advocates fear ICE officials retaliated against Vargas for speaking out publicly.“This seems to be the message being sent in this case,” Orozco said. “That’s why were concerned.”Vargas has no prior criminal record other than traffic violations, according to Peterson. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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