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Successful Turn Out For 38th Annual Home Show

first_imgTom Seggerman the President of the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association… Seggerman has been involved with the Builders Association for 12 years, but this was his first year as President of the Association. The theme for the 2017 Home Show was “Knowledge You Can Build On.” ” All in all it’s been a very successful Home Show. We had a lot of new vendors who have done other shows and they were very impressed with this one.”center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Home Builder’s 38th Annual Home Show took place over the weekendwith more than 100 booths at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, they had information about home building and improvements. “Everyone had smiles on their faces and we got a lot of good feedback from vendors and customers.”last_img read more

Premier League investigating Man City

first_imgLONDON (AP):The Premier League is investigating whether Manchester City broke any rules covering financial compliance, third-party ownership, and the recruitment of youngsters.The announcement comes a day after UEFA opened a formal investigation into whether City tried to disguise the source of revenue from overvalued sponsorships.The UEFA and Premier League cases have been sparked by leaked City correspondence published by German media outlet Der Spiegel.The publication recently claimed that City made a payment to Jadon Sancho’s agent when the player was only 14 and before he left Watford in 2015. Sancho has since joined Borussia Dortmund from City.Under Premier League rules, clubs are not permitted to offer financial inducements to a player under 16 or any person connected to that player.The Premier League says it has “contacted Manchester City to request information regarding recent allegations and is in ­ongoing dialogue with the club”.Without disclosing the ­specifics, the league pointed out that it “has detailed financial ­regulations and strong rules in the areas of ­academy player recruitment and third-party ownership. We are ­currently investigating these ­matters and will allow Manchester City every opportunity to explain the context and detail ­surrounding them”.last_img read more

Vero Nime receives new prosthetic leg

first_imgTable Tennis Para Athlete Vero Nime was gifted with a new prosthetic leg by Ottobock Technical Service. The Commonwealth Games prosthetic service company was working with para athletes within the games village. Ottobock serviced Nime’s existing prosthetic to assist her with the opening ceremony and determined that the limb was severely damaged and really needed replacing. They constructed the new limb and Nime went for a final fitting yesterday. Nime was ecstatic to receive the new prosthetic leg. “I’m so happy; it’s very light and easy to walk in it,” she said. The team from Ottobock will monitor Nime throughout the rest of the Games to ensure the limb fits perfectly before she leaves for home. Chef de mission Tamzin Wardley warmly thanked the company for its support of all athletes in the village who needed their services, and thanked them with a PNG gift for their generous donation. Nime was the flag bearer for Team PNG during the opening ceremony last Wednesday and commenced competition in the Commonwealth Games para table tennis yesterday afternoon against Felicity Pickard from England. Nime’s sporting career commenced in the 2015 South Pacific Games where she competed in shot put and secured a silver medal. A naturally gifted athlete, Vero was identified by Table Tennis PNG as a contender in table tennis to represent PNG at the 2017 Oceania Para Championships in Fiji. A silver in the singles and a bronze in the doubles qualified Nime for the XXI Commonwealth Games. Nime is being cheered on by her parents, family and home village of Sambuka, Kogi Kundiawa.last_img read more

PNG’S golden hat-trick in touch, Samoa scoop the silver

first_imgTouch Footy PNG is the newly crowned, undisputed Pacific Islands champion in touch rugby and will be returning to Port Moresby with nothing but gold. The 2015 Pacific Games mixed team silver medalists completed a hat-trick in 2019 to win the gold medal in the mixed team division for complete dominance of last week’s touch rugby competition. They have successfully defended their men’s and women’s titles from the 2015 Games with the win in mixed teams completing their dominance. They did so in the deciding clash with Samoa, who were defending mixed team champions from the 2015 Pacific Games, though they trailed at the end of the first half. Samoa played mercilessly from the first whistle ending the half with a two-point lead – even though PNG entered the final undefeated in pool play. Into the second stanza and it was business as usual for the host country penetrating PNG’s defence line to score three consecutive tries to extend their lead to 8-3. But PNG showed their championship class and regrouped playing catch up footy taking the game to Samoa right to last 30 seconds when they crossed for a miraculous try to steal the gold in dramatic fashion and the closest of margins. The final score – PNG 10 Samoa 9. “It’s unbelievable,” says Peter Hazelman who played for Samoa with his twin brother Gregory in the finals. “Tough luck, but that’s sports.” While his team may have cemented their superiority winning all the competition’s gold medals, PNG’s team manager Toua Kohu said that their host won the heart of the competition. “Samoa has shown their true sportsmanship,” says Koua. “They played their tactical game, superbly. And even though they lost, they have earned the respect of every team and player.”last_img read more

LIVE: CSKA 1948 – CSKA, turn of the National Stadium –…

first_imgCSKA 1948 and CSKA play 2: 2 in the historic match, which started the new season in efbet League. The goals for the newcomer to efbet League were scored by Martin Kamburov (19) and Daniel Mladenov (33). Valentin Antov (45 + 3) and Ali Sow (52) signed for the symbolic guests.The match at the National Stadium “Vasil Levski” starts right in 20:00 h. and you can watch it live on DIEMA SPORT, as well as follow everything interesting from the match with Gong.bg.The match started equally, as both teams clearly did not want to take risks. However, the symbolic guests had more control of the ball and in the 4th minute Thiago Rodriguez tried to surprise Naumov with a shot from distance, but the guard of CSKA 1948 was careful and killed. In the next minutes played Rafael Enrique, who several times overtook Dimo ​​Atanasov and served good balls in the penalty area of ​​the hosts, but there was no one to finish them.Surprisingly, the result was opened in the 19th minute by CSKA 1948. The goal was scored by the team captain Martin Kamburov. A good attack by Galin Ivanov and Vasil Shopov ended with an elegant pass to the veteran, who easily scored his first goal with the “red” shirt.Stamen Belchev’s team could restore the tie in the 27th minute, when Enrique put the ball on the head of Ali Sow, but the CSKA goal scorer did not hit the door.The guests from “Bulgarian Army” were also active on the transfer market, and three of the new additions started as starters – Jurgen Matej, Amos Yuga and Yunus Sankare. Coach Stamen Belchev left Kristian Malinov and Stefano Beltrame on the bench.CSKA 1948 – CSKA 2: 21: 0 Martin Kamburov 192: 0 Daniel Mladenov 33 2: 1 Valentin Antov 45 + 32: 2 Ali Sou 52CSKA 1948: 29. Daniel Naumov, 25. Alexander Alexandrov, 21. Ventsislav Vassilev, 3. Dimitar Pirgov, 30. Dimo ​​Atanasov, 13. Georgi Marianov, 26. Serkan Ussein, 10. Vasil Shopov, 33. Galin Ivanov, 17. Daniel Mladenov, 9. Martin Kamburov-CaptainReserves: 1. Dimitar Todorov, 14. Dimitar Savov, 7. Mario Topuzov, 8. Ivaylo Klimentov, 11. Denislav Alexandrov, 87. Simeon Petrov, 20. Angel BastunovCoach Krassimir BalakovCSKA: 1. Gustavo Busato, 19. Ivan Turitsov, 2. Jurgen Matej, 11. Petar Zanev-captain, 18. Bradley Maziku, 26. Valentin Antov, 21. Amos Yuga, 20. Thiago Rodriguez, 7. Enrique Rafael, 13. Yunus Sankare, 22. Ali SowReserves: 25. Dimitar Evtimov, 3. Jefferson, 10. Stefano Beltrame, 15. Kristian Malinov, 23. Ahmed Ahmedov, 27. Martin Smolenski, 28. Plamen GalabovCoach Stamen BelchevJudge Stanislav TodorovStadium “Vasil Levski” 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

Thomas wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in dominant style

first_img(Reuters) – A week before defending his PGA Championship title, Justin Thomas showed his game is in fine fettle as he blew away the field for a four-stroke victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, yesterday. Thomas started the final round with a three-shot cushion and was never seriously challenged, a one-under-par 69 more than enough to clinch his ninth PGA Tour title, and his first in a World Golf Championships event.He finished at 15-under 265 at Firestone, while fellow American Kyle Stanley carded 68 for second place on 11 under.World number one Dustin Johnson and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen shot 64 and tied for third on 10 under. Tiger Woods, an eight-times winner at Firestone, finished 15 strokes back after a 73.The victory was especially special for Thomas, in front of his grandparents.“They don’t get to come out very often any more. This is my first PGA Tour win with them here, so it’s pretty cool,” he said in a greenside interview. Grandfather Paul played in the 1960 PGA Championship at Firestone.Thomas, 25, is the third three-times winner on tour this year, after Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.He held steady on a day when the three players who started closest to the lead all fell apart. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy made three straight bogeys around the turn, carded 73 and finished seven shots behind.Englishman Ian Poulter was similarly profligate. He putted uncharacteristically poorly and was never a factor after four bogeys in the first seven holes.A 74 left him equal 10th with Australian Jason Day, eight strokes off the pace. Day crept to 12-under after three straight birdies from the 10th hole, only to drop five shots in the next five holes and shoot 73.As the big names fell away, Stanley emerged runner-up, no doubt lamenting a four-putt during the second round.The championship moves to Memphis next year, ending a long run at Firestone.“I’m glad I finally played well around here, just in time for it to leave,” said Thomas.last_img read more

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UKGC views on “getting the balance right”

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020center_img All in all, both the Annual Report and Philip Graf’s speech effectively present to the UK gambling industry an end of term report that says: “some progress but more can, and must, be achieved”.__________________________The Commission’s Annual Report 2015/16 can be accessed at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Annual-report-and-accounts-2015-16.pdfPhilip Graf’s RSA speech is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uKBLHrYbjI__________________________David Clifton – Director – Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited Related Articles UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Two developments have occurred over the last month that have provided some considerable insight into the Gambling Commission’s present and future regulatory priorities.The first is publication of the Commission’s Annual Report for 2015/16. The second is a speech entitled “Gambling: Getting the balance right” given by Philip Graf at the Royal Society of Arts as he comes to the end of his five-year term as Chairman of the Commission.Not surprisingly, common themes arise in both, although Philip Graf’s speech was understandably rather more personalized in both its tone and its content. He focused on the challenges facing both (a) the gambling industry and (b) the politicians and regulators who seek to protect the consumer. He described “achieving a balance between enabling the consumer and protecting the consumer” as “the central dilemma” for the regulator.What is clear from both the Annual Report and the Chairman’s speech is that all operators licensed by the Commission need to ensure that an ongoing focus on the risks of gambling-related harm and money laundering is located at the heart of their business strategies.On the subject of money laundering, all remote and non-remote casino operators need to take note that on 28 July the Commission published the 3rd edition of its AML guidance. It has come into force with immediate effect. This new edition can be accessed on the Commission’s website or at http://cliftondavies.com/new-aml-guidance-remote-non-remote-casinos/. An updated version of the Commission’s POCA 2002 advice to non-casino operators is to be published later in the year.As is clear from public statements published on the Commission’s website recording the voluntary settlements concluded:this year with the likes of Gala Coral, Paddy Power and Betfred andlast year with various casino operators,the Commission places responsibility with operators at board and owner level to (a) put in place and maintain effective AML controls and (b) fulfill their obligations to minimize gambling-related harm.In relation to gambling-related harm, in his RSA speech Philip Graf spoke of the need for the industry not to kid itself that fairly static problem gambling figures are simply a measure of problem gambling. He said that the industry should instead:think about those at risk andunderstand what gambling-related harm means and the breadth of impact it has in an environment where the growth of gambling advertising has resulted in a “normalization of gambling”.In the same vein, he warned of the likelihood that in future the Commission will look at an increased impact of penalties on individual PML holders if it remains of the view that lessons are not being learned by the industry from the interventions that have resulted in all such voluntary settlements.The Chairman’s overview statement at the beginning of the Annual Report says that important insight into how industry leaders are stepping up to the above challenges will be provided by:the new social responsibility code requirements – the updated version of the LCCP that will come into force on 31 October 2016 have just been published and can be accessed on the Commission’s website or at http://cliftondavies.com/gambling-commission-publishes-updated-lccp/ – andthe recently introduced annual assurance statements which in his RSA speech he described as being “very much about changing peoples’ behaviour”, adding that the evidence of the first year’s pilot scheme has illustrated that it is likely there is “some way to go” – the Commission has since announced its intention to hold workshops in August and September, which will include guidance on best practice, including answering the difficult question posed to operators on “revenue from problem or at risk gambling”.The Commission is expecting both Heads of Compliance and Chief Executives to attend those workshops, underlining its commitment to holding to account boards and owners of licence-holding companies. Its Annual Report warns that all such persons “need to accept the risks to consumers and the risk from criminal activity as just as fundamental a part of the culture of their business as commercial risk”.Philip Graf went further in his speech, describing it as fundamentally important that the Commission holds to account chairs of boards, audit & risk committees and remuneration committees, commenting that all too often the engagement with the Commission is instead at Compliance Manager level. He made it clear that he believes that a focus on such senior personnel will provide a “chance to see real change occurring in their approach to regulation”.In terms of challenges facing (and future focus on the part of) the Commission, Philip Graf spoke of:the need for better evidence and a broader understanding of gambling-related harm in the context of it being a public health issue,the need for greater funding of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board strategy, resulting in more credible research,the need for the Commission to build greater fintech expertise,an increased focus on consumer protection, advertising, bonuses and offers, terms and conditions and management of customer funds,the “increasingly important” need for the Commission to build partnerships and to develop the “agility” to respond quickly to change and its regulatory implications, andhis plea that the Government adopts a “coherent approach” towards gambling, including a need for (a) some strategic joined-up thinking within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and (b) the three DCMS ministers with responsibility for digital strategy, child protection and gambling respectively to sit in a room together to talk about gambling issues and to engage with the Department of Health.He also echoed a comment by Sarah Harrison, the Commission’s Chief Executive (in the Annual Report) that eSports represents an area for continuing future focus. The Annual Report described the growing market in eSports and computer gaming as having “the scope to present issues for regulation and player protection”, described as ranging “from the emergence of real money eSports betting markets to trading in-game items which blur the lines between gambling and social gaming”.At the conclusion of his speech, Philip Graf touched on what he believes to be the challenges facing the industry, including:the concerns raised in relation to gaming machines (principally the lack of real evidence about FOBTs and “the legitimate concern about harm” that they raise, although he commented that, in his opinion, “stake reduction is not the answer on its own”)a perceived reduction of trust in gamblingincreasing pressures on land-based gambling businesses seeking to compete with the digital worldin terms of maintenance of business reputation in relation to social responsibility, the need for “real leadership” and “ownership engagement” to bring about “a culture change from the top”, which he said involves:role modeling at the top,training and development,systems and processes that allow for such change andincentives in the broadest senselast_img read more

JK Rowling defends transphobic tweets, as GLAAD, Emma Watson and others clap back

first_imgJohn Phillips/Getty Images(LONDON) — The fallout over JK Rowling’s anti-trans tweets continued with GLAAD, Emma Watson and the cast of FX’s Pose weighing in on Wednesday, as the Harry Potter creator attempted to clarify her statements.Rowling, in a lengthy essay on her blog’s website, wrote that it was “time to explain myself on an issue surrounded by toxicity.”The intensely personal essay continued with Rowling revealing for the first time that she is the victim of domestic and sexual abuse, while detailing the research that shaped her views, and why she is “deeply concerned about the consequences of the current trans activism.”Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, tweeted on Wednesday, “Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.”Trans people are who they say they are and deserve to live their lives without being constantly questioned or told they aren’t who they say they are.— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) June 10, 2020GLAAD issued a statement that said in part, “[Rowling’s] misinformed and dangerous missive about transgender people flies in the face of medical and psychological experts and devalues trans people accounts of their own lives.”“She is sowing divisiveness in a time when real leaders are driving toward unity,” the statement continued.Speaking to Variety on Wednesday, Indya Moore, who plays Angel on Pose, criticized Rowling for “contributing to so much violence through her airing out her thoughts and ideas and opinions” and “contributing to a stigma that is continuing to take our lives today.”Pose co-creator Steven Canals agreed, telling Variety, “In this moment, her opinion is really harmful and damaging and just not necessary.”Rowling’s tweets on Saturday drew the immediate ire of her fans, as well as from Harry Potter series star Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne, star of Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, among others.By George CostantinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Record breaking night for Dart at Thunderhill Raceway

first_imgBy Tom WagnerSTURGEON BAY, Wis. (June 28) – Maybe it was destiny. On Saturday night, Thunderhill Raceway inducted its first Hall of Fame class and in a surprise turn of events, a future Hall of Famer took home the night’s top prize. Todd Dart etched his name in the record books again by winning for the 51st time in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified headliner when a late crash sidelined Benji LaCrosse just two laps from the checkers.Dart had used an inside pass on Greg Gretz to take the lead on the third lap. LaCrosse was close behind and just four laps later swung to the outside to take control of the point. LaCrosse eased away to a comfortable margin, matched by Dart’s command of second. Focus shifted to the battle for third as the laps ticked away but things changed dramatically just as the white flag was about to fly. LaCrosse caught a couple cars at the back of the field as he entered the third turn. Tyler Wilson had moved outside with the leader approaching, but lost the handle heading into the fourth turn. LaCrosse’s attention was on a car to his immediate right and his approach to the front stretch, meaning he never saw the sliding Wilson coming down in front of him until the split se­cond before contact. LaCrosse blasted into the side of Wilson, and while both drivers emerged unhurt, their night was over. Dart took command immediately on the restart, leading the final two laps unchallenged.

The victory was his fourth in a row in the and broke a tie with Charlie Kroll for the most feature wins at Thunderhill since the track reopened in 1993.Sharing the on-track spotlight with Dart on the night were Bret Koehler in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Jarred VanLaanen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Jeremy Jauquet in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Earlier in the night, Thunder Hill inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class. The group included the pre-announced seven inductees, all with ties back to the days of the Door County Speedway era: Clyde LeMieux. Sr., Irv Ettien, Joe Haferkorn, Les Sternard, Dale Knudson, Butch Georgenson, Fritz “Van” VanDuyse, as well as surprise eighth inductee Tom Wagner.last_img read more

(Updated) Easter services, egg hunts and activities around Wellington

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — There are many Easter church services, Easter egg hunts and activities planned in Wellington this year, with something for everyone.Easter ServicesOn Easter Sunday, join a non-denominational community sunrise service and breakfast at the Raymond Frye Complex, 320 N. Jefferson, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance. Following this service, each church will host individual services and activities at 6:30 a.m.First Presbyterian Church, 1419 Western Avenue, on Easter Sunday, the church will host an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m.St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1031 Mission Rd., will be hosting an Easter service and breakfast at 7 a.m. Sunday, followed by a children’s egg hunt.Calvary Lutheran Church, 1300 North C Street, Easter brunch/Easter Egg Hunt, 9:15 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion, 10:30 a.m.Church Ignited is having a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., then on Easter Sunday, they will host a 9:30 a.m. breakfast, followed by their Easter service at 11 a.m.First United Methodist Church chapel will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the hours that Jesus hung on the cross. On Easter Sunday, the church will hold its regular worship service times at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.Free Will Baptist Church will host a special Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. on Easter morning at the church, followed by normal morning services, Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. There will be no afternoon or evening worship on Easter Sunday.St. Anthony Catholic Church Easter vigil at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Regular Easter Services will be on 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Good Friday at 7.Hillside Baptist Church will have Easter Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., an Easter musical, “Your Grace Still Amazes Me” will be performed.Easter Activities and Egg HuntsSumner Community Hospital, 1323 N. A St., will host an egg hunt on Friday, April 19, from 3-4 p.m. There will be an egg hunt, face painting, egg races, cookies, and more! Don’t forget to bring a basket for the egg hunt.Free Will Baptist Church will host an egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m., for 5th grade and under, with free popcorn for those in attendance. There will be 12,000 eggs hidden on the church lawn.The Wellington Recreation Center will be hosting a Bunny Hunt & Breakfast on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Melody Bowl, with an after hunt breakfast held at the Armory, with the Easter Bunny as the guest of honor. Ages 4 and under are free, but they must be registered. For ages 5-9 years old, the cost is $5 per person, or $4 per person if three or more in the same family. On-site and walk-in registration is $10 per person. Bring your own cameras to snap pictures of your little ones and the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny.Kimball Insurance Agency and Friends will be hosting their annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, at noon at Hargis Creek. Candy and eggs will be scattered all over the grass areas for various age groups. Pose with the Easter Bunny, Fire Pup, and Tank the Cowley Tiger.Orscheln Farm & Home will be hosting an egg hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. at their store for specific age groups. See store for details.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more