Kenai Medics Responding to South Beach

first_imgAt 6:45am this morning, Kenai medics were called to a possible fatality on Kenai’s south beach. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享10am Update: KPD says an Anchorage man was found deceased in his vehicle after  apparently participating in the dip net fishery. Police are investigating, but suspect the death may have been a result of a medical complication. Original story: Sgt. Paul Cushman… The Kenai Fire Department was notified of an emergency on the beach, with reports that the victim was “cold to the touch.”center_img Kenai Police are investigating. Sgt. Cushman: “Well this morning at approximately 6:40 in the morning, Kenai Police responded to the south beach area for the report of a deceased male. Officers, investigators, and Kenai Fire Department medics arrived on scene and discovered a 59-year-old Anchorage man that appeared to have been participating in the dip net fishery deceased in his vehicle. Currently no signs of suspicious activity or foul play, but the investigation is ongoing. This is a breaking news story. Further details will be posted as they become available.last_img read more

Soldotna Commission Adopts Home Rule Charter

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Home Rule Charter Commission has adopted the document which could this fall make Soldotna a home rule city. The charter will be put to voters this October and, if approved, would govern Soldotna into the future. Hutchings: “Because I really was hoping that we would have more input, but maybe they feel that they’ve looked at it online, it was available for them to read, and they didn’t see anything glaring that they were worried about. So I can hope that it’s that.” Hutchings: “I think it’s a good charter. It really does not change what we are doing now, it just has pulled the power to the city as opposed to being in the hands of the Borough or the State.”center_img Commissioner Linda Hutchings oversaw last night’s public hearing on the proposed charter… Hutchings expressed disappointment that only two people came to the charter’s first public hearing, and neither lives within Soldotna city limits…last_img read more

Past meets present

first_imgKenichi Kuboya moved up the leaderboard with the day’s low round of 66, moving into a tie for second at 4-under 140. Kimura ties record low NIISATO, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) Toshimi Kimura equaled the course record with a 7-under-par 65 on Saturday and grabbed the lead after two rounds of the Sankyo Ladies Open.Kimura, looking for her first win of the season, carded eight birdies and one bogey for a 9-under 135 and a two-shot advantage over Kasumi Fujii heading into Sunday’s final round. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES MIYOSHI, Aichi Pref. – Shingo Katayama and Nobuhito Sato, the Japanese tour’s money leaders past and present, emerged as joint leaders midway through the Georgia Tokai Classic after helter-skelter rounds Friday.Katayama, winner of the money title in 2000, had six birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey for a 71 while this year’s earnings leader Sato had a 69 as both players moved to 5-under 139.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Tony Becca | West Indian eyes are smiling

first_imgThe second Test match between the West Indies, or the Windies, and England, not the Poms, nor the ‘Silly Fillies’ as they were known in Australia in 1974-75 when they were battered by Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson, is now under way in Antigua, and regardless of the results of this one, West Indian eyes are smiling and will be for some time to come. And they are smiling not only because they won the first Test on a canter, from post to post, but also because they were looking good at the start of the second Test as the team, ranked number eight, hunts a series victory over the number three-ranked team. And on top of that, last week, while other West Indians were hoping, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, and Kemar Roach, despite the unfavourable odds going into the match, boldly and confidently predicted that the West Indies would win the first Test match. Apart from the West Indies’ surprise selection of the long, inactive Darren Bravo, England were outgunned in the selection room and in captaincy as well as in batting, bowling, and fielding. Except they were listening to the talk about Caribbean pitches getting lower and slower over the years, for example, it was simply ridiculous for England to come to the West Indies, to Kensington Oval especially, and to go into the Test match not only with some makeshift batsmen, but with two spin bowlers and a medium-fast inexperienced youngster while leaving out Chris Broad, one of their fastest and most experienced and successful bowlers, and possibly, also fast bowler Chris Woakes. DODGY BATTING It was even worse than that, not only looking at England’s dodgy middle-order batting consisting of David Bairstow at number three, Ben Stokes at number five, Jos Butler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, and Sam Curran, a middle-order more suited for the limited-over game but also, and more so, when one considers that one of the spin bowlers, Adil Rashid, had just recently returned to the first-class game. The truth is, however, it may not have mattered whoever England played. The history of West Indies-England Test matches may have had something to do with it, and the West Indies went into the match brimful of confidence and with their batsmen exhibiting true grit, most of them on at least one occasion, one of them, oozing excitement, one of them reeling off a glorious array of flowing drives, and with their bowlers enjoying themselves, they stormed to a fantastic, amazing, and wonderful victory. After setting England a target of 628 runs to win the match, the West Indies won by 381 runs with over a day to spare. Batting first on a pitch, which many questioned the decision to do so, the West Indies got away to a bright and lovely start before apparently losing their way and then fighting back to respectability by the end of the first day. From the second day onwards, however, the West Indies slipped into top gear and raced away to a victory that not only stunned England, but also the rest of the world, including West Indians, who could do nothing but stand, in amazement, and cheer lustily. Coming off the embarrassingly easy and one-sided 2-0 loss against the number nine-ranked Bangladesh, the victory was like a dream. After Shimron Hetmeyer’s dazzling innings of 81 had taken the West Indies to 289, Roach stepped into the ‘Lion’s Den’ at Kensington Oval, led a full complement of fast bowlers, or roaring lions, tamed the ‘Three Lions’, and devoured the best of England for a paltry 77 runs in under two sessions to set up an easy and decisive victory. From there on, and after tempting the gods, especially the rain gods, by refusing to enforce the follow-on, the West Indies strolled to victory, ticking off impressive performances after impressive performances, career-best performances after career-best performances, and West Indies records after West Indies records along the way. UNFORGETTABLE RECOVERY After Hetmeyer’s brilliant 109-ball innings in the West Indies first innings and Roach’s magnificent spell of five wickets for four runs in 27 deliveries had left England’s first innings in tatters, and after England’s desperate strike had left them squirming at 61 for five and 120 for six in the second innings, the West Indies staged a gallant and unforgettable recovery through a defiant and confident unbroken seventh-wicket partnership. Joining forces, with England apparently fighting back, a determined Shane Dowrich, 116 not out off 224 deliveries with 11 fours and one six, and a stroke-playing Jason Holder, 202 not out off 229 deliveries with 23 fours and eight sixes, batted beautifully and confidently while posting an unbroken partnership of 295 runs. That partnership was a West Indies record seventh-wicket partnership, and Holder’s innings was the highest by a West Indian batting at number eight as the fast bowler enjoyed himself at the expense of England’s toiling bowlers. If Holder’s double century was not a surprise, remembering his early promise as a youth player and the recent hints of things to come, the bowling, or the figures, of Chase was a revelation. With England fighting back at 134 for two in the last innings of the match, the batsman and part-time off-spinner also enjoyed himself, picking up all eight wickets in a row to finish with the West Indies second best ever bowling figures against England. The victory in the first Test was something to remember. To me, the victory was always possible, if not really expected, especially so comprehensively. As one who believes that all men are born equal and that but for the level of training, practice, personal ambition, confidence, and the pursuit of excellence, there is hardly any difference in talent, or in skills, from one generation to another, the victory was not surprising, even if the ease with which it was achieved was almost unbelievable. The real surprising thing to me, however, was the luke-warm response to a wonderful effort, certainly from those I know, and especially so in Jamaica. Whenever the West Indies lose, my telephones never stop ringing as people keep calling and asking what has happened to “my” team. This time, however, the calls were, and have been, few and far between, however. It is as if the people don’t believe it happened, don’t know that it happened, simply no longer care, or they believe it is only the figment of someone’s imagination. Whatever the people, or most of the Jamaican people, believe, however, it was a splendid victory, and a well-deserved one at that. It was indeed a wonderful victory and, hopefully, it will be an inspiring one. The “corner” is still some way down the road, but at least it seems, right now, to be getting closer.last_img read more

REPORT: Bristol Rugby 28-20 Worcester Warriors

first_imgThe winger scored twice in the first half before adding a third after the interval, while Jason Woodward kicked 13 points as Bristol secured a third successive win in all competitions – despite playing 65 minutes with 14-men after Tusi Pisi was sent off for a dangerous tackle. What happened?This was a game that burst into life from the first whistle and after Mitch Eadie’s scything line picked a hole in the Worcester midfield, referee Wayne Barnes awarded a penalty to the hosts for an off the ball tackle on Olly Robinson.Jason Woodward knocked over the three-pointer from close range, but Bristol’s early advantage was soon wiped out when Jamie Shillcock replied in kind for Worcester.The breakneck speed of play continued and Bristol soon crossed for the afternoon’s opening try, as Searle glided through a gaping hole in the visiting defence before feeding Tom Varndell to coast over. Woodward’s conversion made it 10-3.Next came a big talking point as the hosts were forced to play the remaining 65 minutes with just 14 men after Tusi Pisi was shown a red card for an alleged dangerous tackle.TRY TIME: Tom Varndell flies over for the first try of the afternoon at Ashton Gate (Photo: JMP UK). The challenge forced Shillcock off for a head injury assessment leaving Chris Pennell to step up and knock over the next penalty for a 10-6 score line.Warriors soon capitalised on their numerical advantage as Darren Barry ignored a two-man overlap to power over and Pennell’s conversion saw them take a three-point lead.But that lasted all of five minutes as Bristol hit back in scintillating style, breaking from deep through scrum half Will Cliff, who fed Varndell to skate down the touchline – evading the tackle of the covering Pennell along the way – and sliding into the left-hand corner for his second of the match.Woodward’s conversion was wide, as was the penalty that followed – but he made no mistake with his next effort, which came after a powerful rolling maul and saw Darren Barry sin-binned, as Bristol extended their lead to 18-13 with half-time approaching.IN THE CLEAR: Mitch Eadie breaks away during an action-packed first half (Photo: JMP UK).The second half began a far cagier affair as 14 against 14 played out, before Barry’s return from the bin gave Worcester a boost on 45 minutes.A ten-minute spell defending the Bristol line came to a close when Nick Fenton-Wells forced a turnover just metres out – and from here, Bristol cleared their lines.From a centre-field scrum, a wide cutout pass from Searle found Varndell in space and the winger’s chip ahead bounced into the arms of the fly half in support. With Bristol in behind, Worcester were penalised for not rolling away and Woodward’s simple penalty opened up an eight-point cushion.That was reduced to just a single point on 66 minutes thanks to a stunning solo try from Warriors wing Dean Hammond, who scorched over all of 50 metres, with Pennell knocking over the extras.But as they had done all afternoon, Bristol responded – and in some style, as Woodward showed nifty footwork to send Varndell in for his second hat-trick in a week. The full back fired over the conversion from out wide and the gap was eight points once again.An enthralling contest became tense and nervy as time ticked away – and Bristol almost grabbed a fourth try when Varndell knocked on while attempting an interception.Worcester hammered away at a stubborn Bristol defence as they chased a late score, but it wasn’t to be and the home side held on for third successive win in all competitions and a first in the Aviva Premiership.Key moment:Tusi Pisi’s red card on 15 minutes could have cost Bristol dear – but instead, it seemed to galvanise them and a gutsy and resilient effort saw them reap full reward with a fine victory. Photo of the match:ON FIRE: Tom Varndell celebrates his second try with Billy Searle (Photo: JMP UK). Man of the match: Tom VarndellThe flying winger put on masterclass in finishing and support play as he scorched over for a second hat-trick in as many games. Honourable mention for the outstanding Nick Fenton-Wells, who put in a huge shift for the home side. Social media post of the day:The teams:Bristol Rugby: Jason Woodward; Jack Wallace, Will Hurrell, Tusi Pisi, Tom Varndell; Billy Searle (Jarvis 75), Will Cliff; Ryan Bevington (Traynor 55), Rob Hawkins (Crumpton 67), Gaston Cortes (Ford-Robinson 64), Dan Tuohy (Phillips 64), Ben Glynn (Sorenson 52), Nick Fenton-Wells, Olly Robinson (c), Mitch Eadie.Replacements: Max Crumpton, Kyle Traynor, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Mark Sorenson, James Phillips, Rhodri Williams, Adrian Jarvis, Thretton Palamo.Worcester Warriors: Chris Pennell, Dean Hammond, Ben Te’o, Jackson Willison, Cooper Vuna (Adams 69), Jamie Shillcock (Braid 16), Michael Dowsett; Na’ama Leleimalefaga, Jaba Bregvadze, Nick Schonert (Johnston 75), Christian Scotland-Williamson (Spencer 52), Darren Barry, Dewald Potgieter (C), Sam Lewis, Alafoti Faosiliva (Dowson 58).Replacements: Jack Singleton, Ryan Bower, James Johnston, Will Spencer, Phil Dowson, George de Cothi, Josh Adams, Connor Braid.last_img read more

Saints, Sisters face off in top of table clash

first_imgSoftball BY SIMON KESLEP Saints and defending champions Anti Pest United Sisters will face-off tomorrow in a top of the table Port Moresby women’s A grade softball at Bisini diamond one. The ladies in purple are keen on marching in with their competitive style of play in both batting and fielding. The progressive A grade points ladder sees front runners Bears on 8, Sisters 2, Saints 3, Chebu 4, Yokomo 5, Gazelle 6, Stingerz 7 and Mariners 8. Saints have registered three wins including one loss out of their four matches played so far while Sisters have three wins including one drew match. It will be anybody’s game and the defending champions are likely to have their general game performance under scrutiny given last Saturday’s nil-all drew game against Gazelle. For Saints their 2019 season campaign is also strengthened with the recruitment of four former Wantoks players in Addie Tamti, Margaret Parom, Farapo Sevese and Kurai Tovia. On the pitching mound for both teams will see Selina Karai (Sisters) and Stephanie Manning (Saints) unleashing their full trade mark deliveries to deny runners the chance to find the base. Fielding errors is unavoidable when it comes to game day and the team with fewer errors will likely lockdown fielding and work on batting. Sisters have the support of mother daughter combination on the pitching and catching (Selina & Tessa Karai) infielders Florence Daple, Georgina Mautu, Evie Wapa, Niateng Pokanau and the outfielders. For Saints their batting order is likely expected to be led by the likes of Cheryl Moka, Tamti, Tovia, Manning including Hazel Schulz. “Our focus has been on batting, polish up on fielding and also no injury concerns,” Saints Coach Dimi Wosley said. Tomorrow will also see Saints club having their hands full given all four of their teams attending to their respective match. In the mens A and B grade Saints take on Yokomo while womens B grade take on Yokomo. The Saints Vs Sisters womens A grade game is schedule to pitch off at 1.15 pm.last_img read more

Cricket News In England, Players Use David Warner’s Name To Spike Book Sales: Tim Paine Criticises Ben Stokes

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ben Stokes’ recent book ‘On Fire – My Story of England’s Summer To Remember’ has been in the news for his mention of David Warner during his epic match-winning Ashes knock in Leeds. In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner’s sledging motivated Stokes during his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test this year. He just wouldn’t shut up for most of my time out there,” Stokes said of Warner, who insists he has reformed and is no longer the brash character who was banned for a year over a ball-tampering scandal. I could accept it from just about any other opponent. Truly. Not from him, though. The changed man he was adamant he’d become, the one that hardly said boo to a goose and even went as far as claiming he had been re-nicknamed ‘Humble’ by his Australia team-mates, had disappeared,” Stokes had written.However, Australia skipper Tim Paine has lashed out at Stokes and said it was a ploy to spike book sales by using Warner’s name. Asked if it was a cheap shot by Stokes, Paine replied, “Oh absolutely. I was obviously standing next to David the whole time (at first slip) and you are allowed to talk on the cricket field. But by no means was he abusing him or sledging him. It just seems to be a common trend in England that they like to use Davey’s name to spike book sales,” Paine said ahead of the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.Following his achievements in the summer in which he helped England win the World Cup for the first time and ensured England did not lose an Ashes Test at home for the first time in 18 years, the left-hander was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards. Speaking after receiving the award, Stokes highlighted the magnitude of the achievement.Also Read | Ben Stokes, World Cup And Ashes Hero, Gets THIS Special Award After End Of England’s International Summer”It’s hard to put it into words. I am over the moon that players think I am worthy of winning the PCA Players’ Player of the Year through performances this summer. You can take a lot of personal pride when you receive this award because it’s your peers that vote for you. Earning this award is a huge moment. While this is an individual award, it is within a team sport so I am only in this position because of what other guys in our squad have achieved as well. What we have done as a team in 2019 is phenomenal, to win the World Cup and draw the Ashes has been a fantastic summer and something I am proud of personally and as a team,” Stokes said.last_img read more

Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Under-18 Football

first_imgBrewley ensures Christianburg/Wismar Secondary repeat as championsBy Joe ChapmanCHRISTIANBURG/Wismar Secondary (Multi), led by the lone strike off the boot of forward Omar Brewley, repeated as champions of the Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial Linden Secondary Schools Under-18 football tournament.Multi’s Omar Brewley proved to be a thorn in New Silvercity’s side.The side edged New Silvercity Secondary School (NSSS) 1-0 in the final which concluded Friday afternoon at the Wisburg Secondary School ground.Once again the Multi boys proved to be too much for NSSS, in this case another one-goal difference being the factor, as it had been back in 2014.The final was a repeat of last year’s where Multi prevailed 3-1 in the final, as Brewley, who netted twice in that win, proved his mettle as a striker.Brewley was fed the ball from the left flank by Andre Mayers and Brewley showed poise, broke past his marker then with exquisite timing surprised the NSSS goalkeeper, beating him with a rasping drive from on top the 18-yard box in the 40th minute.NSSS maintained their resistance in this game and also had some chances which were all stalled by the brilliance of Multi goalkeeper Decklan Lee. For his generally good showing of excellent reflexes he was later named Best Goalkeeper.The third-place playoff game ended with victory for the Mackenzie High School (MHS) over Wisburg Secondary by a 2-1 margin. However, individual scores were not available for that game.A member of the United States-based Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial Foundation, Compton ‘Cha Cha’ London, was on hand to assist in the presentation of the prizes won after the final.While Brewley was named the Best forward and Mayers the Best Defensive Player, it would be New Silvercity’s leading scorer Emanuel Atkins who copped the Most Goals prize having scored seven.His teammate Schemer Ojai Whittington was handed the Best Midfield Player award and their coach Dwalon Farrell, as in 2014 when they lost, was adjudged the Best Coach.last_img read more

Hazard’s display again highlights his importance to Chelsea

first_img[/media-credit] Eden Hazard delivered for Chelsea again Eden Hazard remained a Chelsea player during the transfer window despite being repeatedly linked with Real Madrid. And Blues supporters can breathe a sigh of relief now it is clear the Belgium international will be staying at Stamford Bridge.Hazard scored his second of the season as Maurizio Sarri’s side beat Bournemouth 2-0 on Saturday to extend their winning Premier League run. It underlined his huge importance to the team.AdChoices广告Goal threatAlways popping up in and around the edge of the penalty area, it was no shock to see Hazard wrap up the points for Chelsea with a well-taken finish.Collecting a smart pass from Marcos Alonso, the forward drilled home past Asmir Begovic to add to Pedro’s opener and seal a fourth win from four for Chelsea. CreativityAs with his scoring record, it is a familiar sight to see Hazard controlling the game – although in truth Bournemouth set out to quash any of Chelsea’s attacking play.Newcastle and their manager Rafael Benitez were roundly criticised for their negative approach in a 2-1 loss to Sarri’s side last week but it appears to be the way most teams will approach stemming the flow of players like Hazard.Despite that, Hazard ran for the whole game, winning free-kicks and laying on some decent chances, including one for Alonso – who hit the he post in the first half.OverallWith Chelsea starting the season with a 100 per cent record, it is clear that any continued success will in no small part be down to the performances of Hazard.He was key here to Chelsea eventually breaking down stubborn Bournemouth resilience and, although it was not one of his most memorable displays, he once again showed his importance to the Chelsea cause. [/media-credit] Hazard also scored against Newcastle last weekendcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Chelsea win again to maintain Sarri’s perfect startChelsea v Bournemouth player ratingsSarri hails Alonso after Chelsea winHazard happy at Chelsea – for nowlast_img read more

QPR collapse ‘unacceptable’, says Warburton

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Mark Warburton described QPR’s late collapse against Nottingham Forest as “unacceptable”.Rangers were beaten 4-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where they conceded a sloppy early goal and shipped three in the final nine minutes. Manager Warburton said: “Up to 81 (minutes) we’re in the game. That’s how I saw the game.AdChoices广告“It was a really poor (first) goal to give away. It’s a set piece – defend your goal. We went 1-0 down and gave ourselves a problem.“That was the only thing our keeper had to do in the first half. We had lots of the ball and lacked quality with the final ball.Embed from Getty Images See also:Woeful QPR thrashed at home by ForestQPR v Nottingham Forest player ratings “All night I thought we lacked quality with the final ball in from the wide areas, but we had Jordan Hugill on and I thought we were in the game.“Up to 81, yes absolutely. But 81-91, no. That was unacceptable. Childish goals. Schoolboy goals.”The R’s were not helped by the sending-off of Lee Wallace, who was shown a red card for pulling down Joe Lolley five minutes into the second half.“It was exceptionally harsh. Did it change the dynamic? It has to,” Warburton said.Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more