Norwegian Pension Fund Divests From 73 Companies

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Jonathan Williams:The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund divested 73 companies last year due to environmental or governance concerns, with a company’s level of carbon emissions responsible for the largest share of equity sales.Arguing that companies with high carbon emissions, either as a direct result of their operations or due to activities of their supply chain, were at greater regulatory risk than lower-emitting companies, the NOK7.1trn (€733bn) Government Pension Fund Global sold its stakes in 42 firms.The divestment brings to 66 the number of companies sold due to their carbon footprint and sees the category account for more than one-third of the 187 companies excluded by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) on risk grounds.Full article: Norwegian oil fund divests 73 companies on environmental risk grounds Norwegian Pension Fund Divests From 73 Companieslast_img read more

Dominican fishermen benefitting from filling stations

first_imgLocalNews Dominican fishermen benefitting from filling stations by: – April 2, 2012 18 Views   no discussions Parliamentary representative for the Portsmouth constituency Ian Douglas alongside Her Excellency Carmen Martinez de Grijalva with members of PDV Caribe, Portsmouth Fisheries Cooperative and other members of the diplomatic mission at the Portsmouth Filling Station last week.Dominican fishermen are said to be benefitting from five filling stations which were constructed by Petro Caribe under the ALBA Fund in various fishing communities.Sales and Marketing Leader at PDV Caribe Dominica Limited Ian Pinard reported during a diplomatic mission last week that five have been erected out of the 10 which were approved.“We realize that what we can do to make fishing easier for the fishermen is to build filling stations all over Dominica and we have now approved ten filling stations. Five of them are in use right now in Marigot, Sans Sauver, Fond St. Jean, Portsmouth and Roseau. One is now under construction in Scotts Head and four more will be erected”. He also reported that his organization is “very, very happy” with the completed filling stations as they have relieved the fishermen of travelling long distances for fuel. “We are very, very happy because so far the 5 filling stations are working very, very well. The fishermen are very happy because what they have realized now is that they don’t have to spend one day going 5, 10, even 30 miles to get fuel; the fuel is right next to them so when they are ready to fish they come, get their fuel and go out”. According to Pinard, his company also created a rebate system which they advise the fisheries cooperatives across the island to implement so that the fishermen can benefit from.The fuel is being sold to the fisheries cooperatives at wholesale price and then at retail price to the fishermen.That rebate system he explained will give every fisherman $0.50 on every gallon of fuel purchased. “We have made a recommendation to all the cooperatives that they can use this rebate to create a social security pension fund for the fishermen so that when they retire they can get benefits. If their equipments have problems they can use it to repair their equipment and also if they have problems in terms of their families they can also assist”.He said so far the cooperatives have implemented the fund and are also offering a bonus to their members at the end of the year.Meanwhile Parliamentary Representative for the Portsmouth Constituency Ian Douglas described the filling station project as “another example of the tangible benefits” stemming from the “friendly relations” which exists between the governments of Dominica and Venezuela.A relationship he said “is proving to be of benefit to the grassroots people of Dominica”. He explained that the newly created St John’s Fisherfolk Cooperative in Portsmouth, one of the largest on the island, “has been handed over to the fishermen and will empower the fishermen and make them masters of their own destiny”.He further stated that yachters who come to Portsmouth can source their fuel from the St. John’s Fisherfolk Cooperative and provide another source of income.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Hancock County 2017-18 Fall Sports Schedule

first_imgBelow is a list of games, meets and other events for this fall’s high school sports season. Road teams are listed first. Only dates with scheduled events are listed.Friday, Sept. 1Girls’ soccer: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: George Stevens Academy vs. Dexter, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Central vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 5 p.m.Volleyball: Calais vs. Mount Desert Island, 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 2Football: Ellsworth/Sumner vs. Dexter, 1 p.m.Football: Bucksport vs. Lisbon, 1:30 p.m.Football: MDI vs. Winslow, 1 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Foxcroft vs. Ellsworth, 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Orono vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Hermon, 1 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Central vs. Sumner, 11 a.m.Boys’ soccer: Calais vs. Deer Isle-Stonington, noonGirls’ soccer: Foxcroft vs. Ellsworth, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Hermon, 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: Calais vs. DI-S, 2 p.m.Cross-country: Ellsworth Invitational, 11 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 5Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Belfast, 3:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. Dexter. 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Belfast vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Calais vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 5:30 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport vs. GSA, 5 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, 5 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWednesday, Sept. 6Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 7Boys’ soccer: Bangor Christian vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Central, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.mGirls’ soccer: GSA vs. Searsport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Narraguagus, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Lee Academy vs. Bucksport, 5 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Jonesport-Beals, 5 p.m.Volleyball: Woodland vs. Sumner, 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 8Football: Bucksport vs. Mattanawcook Academy, 7 p.m.Football: Old Town vs. MDI, 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Mount View vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Central, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. Searsport, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Greely, 6:30 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Windham, 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 9Football: Ellsworth/Sumner vs. Mount View, 1:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Old Town vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Calais, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Old Town vs. MDI, 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 11 a.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Gorham, 12:30 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Cape Elizabeth, 12:30 p.m.Cross-country: Presque Isle Invitational, 1 p.m.Cross-country: Bucksport Invitational, 11 a.m.Monday, Sept. 11Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 12Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Searsport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Mattanawcook, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport vs. MDI, 5 p.m.Cross-country: Lee Academy Invitational, 4 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 13Boys’ soccer: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Jonesport-Beals, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Jonesport-Beals vs. GSA, 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 14Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Machias, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Hermon vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Ellsworth, 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. Machias, 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 15Football: Hermon vs. Ellsworth/Sumner, 7 p.m.Football: MDI vs. Bucksport, 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.mGirls’ soccer: Sumner vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 5:30 p.m.Cross-country: Washington Academy Invitational, 4 p.m.Cross-country: Central Invitational, 4 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 16Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 12:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Caribou vs. MDI, 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. Houlton, noonBoys’ soccer: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 11 a.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Searsport, noonGirls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. John Bapst, 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: Caribou vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA vs. Houlton, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Searsport, 2 p.m.Monday, Sept. 18Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Bucksport 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport vs. Ellsworth, 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Narraguagus, 5 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 19Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Volleyball: Lee Academy vs. GSA, 6 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 20Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Orono vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Ellsworth, 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy vs. Bucksport, 5 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 21Boys’ soccer: Orono vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Calais vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Washington Academy, 5 p.m.Volleyball: Calais vs. GSA, 6 p.m.Friday, Sept. 22Football: Houlton vs. Ellsworth/Sumner, 7 p.m.Football: Bucksport vs. Foxcroft, 7 p.m.Football: Hermon vs. MDI, 7 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Calais vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Cross-country: Seacoast Invitational, 4 p.m. (Sumner hosts)Saturday, Sept. 23Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Calais, 1 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Presque Isle, 3 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Houlton vs. GSA, 2:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 11 a.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Schenck, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Presque Isle, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Houlton vs. GSA, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Schenck, 11 a.m.Volleyball: Calais vs. Bucksport, 1:30 p.m.Volleyball: Cony vs. MDI, 1 p.m.Cross-country: Old Town Invitational, 1 p.m.Monday, Sept. 25Boys’ soccer: Presque Isle vs. Ellsworth, 5:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: John Bapst vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Central vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 26Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Presque Isle vs. Ellsworth, 5:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: John Bapst vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Sumner, 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Calais, 6 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 27Boys’ soccer: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Lee Academy, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Narraguagus vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Machias, 5:30 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 28Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 6:30 p.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Washington Academy vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Bucksport, 5 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. Jonesport-Beals, 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 29Football: Ellsworth/Sumner vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m.Football: Dexter vs. Bucksport, 7 p.m.Football: MDI vs. Maine Central Institute, 7 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Old Town, 6:30 p.m.Volleyball: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 5:15 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 30Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Mattanawcook, 2 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Schenck vs. DI-S, 1 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Mattanawcook, noonGirls’ soccer: Schenck vs. DI-S, 11 a.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Cross-country: Festival of Champions, 11 a.m. (Belfast hosts)Monday, Oct. 2Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Machias vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Narraguagus vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Machias vs. Sumner, 5 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 3Girls’ soccer: GSA vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Mount View vs. MDI, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Lee Academy, 6 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 4Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Bucksport vs. Jonesport-Beals, 5 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Washington Academy, 5:30 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 5Boys’ soccer: Jonesport-Beals vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Mount View, 3:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bangor Christian vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. GSA, 5 p.m.Friday, Oct. 6Football: Ellsworth/Sumner vs. Stearns/Schenck, 7 p.m.Football: Washington Academy vs. Bucksport, 7 p.m.Football: MDI vs. Waterville, 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Mattanawcook vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Deering vs. Ellsworth, 6:30 p.m.Volleyball: Yarmouth vs. MDI, 7 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 7Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Caribou, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Mount View, 11 a.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. Caribou, 2 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. Calais, noonVolleyball: Yarmouth vs. Ellsworth, 12:30 p.m.Volleyball: North Yarmouth vs. Bucksport, 10 a.m.Volleyball: Lake Region vs. Bucksport, 1 p.m.Volleyball: Deering vs. MDI, 11:30 a.m.Volleyball: North Yarmouth vs. Sumner, 11:30 a.m.Volleyball: Lake Region vs. Sumner, 2:30 p.m.Cross-country: Hancock County championships, 11 a.m. (Bucksport hosts)Tuesday, Oct. 10Boys’ soccer: Belfast vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Belfast, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: DI-S vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Calais, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. GSA, 5:15 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Cony, 5:30 p.m.Volleyball: Jonesport-Beals vs. Sumner, 5 p.m.Wednesday, Oct. 11Boys’ soccer: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Searsport vs. Bucksport, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: DI-S vs. GSA, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Calais, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 5:15 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 12Boys’ soccer: MDI vs. Foxcroft, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: MDI vs. Foxcroft, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Volleyball: Narraguagus vs. Sumner, 5 p.m.Friday, Oct. 13Football: Orono vs. Ellsworth/Sumner, 7 p.m.Football: Leavitt vs. MDI, 7 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bucksport vs. Sumner, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: GSA vs. Orono, 4 p.m.Boys’ soccer: Bangor Christian vs. DI-S, 4 p.m.Volleyball: MDI vs. Calais, 6 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 14Football: Bucksport vs. Mount View, 7 p.m.Volleyball: GSA vs. Woodland, 12:30 p.m.Cross-country: PVC Class B championships, noon (Orono hosts)Monday, Oct. 16Boys’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, 3:30 p.m.Volleyball: Ellsworth vs. Bucksport, 5:15 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 17Boys’ soccer: Sumner vs. Narraguagus, 3:30 p.m.Girls’ soccer: Ellsworth vs. MDI, 6 p.m.Volleyball: Sumner vs. Ellsworth, 5:15 p.m.Friday, Oct. 20Football: Washington Academy vs. Ellsworth/Sumner, 7 p.m.Football: Stearns/Schenck vs. Bucksport, 7 p.m.Football: Nokomis vs. MDI, 7 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 21Cross-country: Class B regional championships, 11 a.m. (Belfast hosts)Saturday, Oct. 28Cross-country: Class B state championships, 11 a.m. (Belfast hosts)last_img read more

Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence

first_imgIn this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, former Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Rice stands on the Ravens sideline before a game between the Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he’s not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.Appearing Tuesday in a “CBS This Morning” interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel last month. Hunt was released by the Chiefs.“Well, obviously, you know, you look back and you see the similarities,” Rice said. “Early on you could feel like ‘Why they keep bringing my name up?’ You can make excuses or you can actually do the hard work,” Rice said.Rice was dropped from the team after he was captured on videos punching, kicking and dragging his then-fiancee from an elevator in 2014.In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife, Janay Palmer, for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) 2 hours ago “I hate that person. I hate him. Somewhere down the line everybody who’s sayin’, ‘Does he deserve a second chance for football?’ And this that and the other – I actually got my second chance,” Rice said, when the couple married weeks later.Janay Rice said she had no idea she was in an abusive relationship until she was forced to think about it. She said she has never seen the video in which Rice beat her. She said it was the first and only time he physically abused her.“I was there. I lived it. I don’t really need to relive it over and over again just to appease the world,” she said.Rice denies he’s looking to get back on the field.“Well, see that for me, is something that I understand why it was being said early on about, you know, is this a ploy to get back into football. And I’ll be the first one to say it. I don’t have to retire to tell you I’m done with football. The pressure I was under of being a star, that was the person I hated the most,” he said.He has met with the NFL and shared his story as part of the league’s domestic violence education program.“I know they are working with groups to try to get more of an understanding. And they’re doing the work,” he said.last_img read more

Ravens and Chargers both chasers as they meet Saturday

first_imgWhen they meet Saturday night in one of several intriguing games in the penultimate week of the NFL season, the Ravens and Chargers will be chasers. By Sunday night, they could be leaders.Baltimore (8-6) trails Pittsburgh (8-5-1) by a half-game in the AFC North. The Chargers (11-3) are tied with Kansas City for the AFC West lead — and the conference’s best record — but the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker.So the winner will be in solid position for the playoffs; LA already is in. Plus, the Steelers and Chiefs have very difficult road tests. Baltimore, ranked 12th in the AP Pro32 poll, is a 4½-point underdog at the No. 2 Chargers, who have had an extended rest after a sensational comeback win at Kansas City on Dec. 13.CHARGERS, 27-24 AP NFL✔@AP_NFL “They’re playing outstanding football,” Ravens safety Eric Weddle said of his former team. “We’ve got everything in our hands, as do they, so it’s going to be an amazing game, one that will define where our season goes from there.” KNOCKOUT POOL: Baltimore struggled a bit but then “Lamared” the Bucs. Next up, try TENNESSEE.No. 27 Cincinnati (plus 7) at No. 16 ClevelandHard to believe we’re going with Browns as our top choice. We are.BEST BET: BROWNS, 23-13No. 20 Green Bay (minus 1) at No. 29 New York JetsTempted by Houston and Seattle, but see this as …UPSET SPECIAL: J-E-T-S, 20-17No. 5 Los Angeles Rams (minus 14) at No. 32 ArizonaRams’ offense needs to wake up for 60 minutes. This is the time.RAMS, 40-10No. 8 Pittsburgh (plus 5 1-2) at No. 1 New OrleansSaints’ offense needs to wake up for 60 minutes. This is the time.SAINTS, 34-24No. 6 Houston (plus 2 1-2) at No. 15 PhiladelphiaSuch a huge game for both sides. In Foles we trust.EAGLES, 24-23No. 3 Kansas City (minus 2 1-2) at No. 10 SeattleChiefs could go from No. 1 seed to wild card, especially if they lose here.SEAHAWKS, 26-24No. 23 New York Giants (plus 9 1-2) at No. 9 IndianapolisColts believe they are playoff bound. Giants won’t get in way.COLTS, 30-20No. 18 Washington (plus 10) at No. 14 Tennessee, SaturdayTitans believe they are playoff bound. Redskins won’t get in way.TITANS, 22-15No. 24 Tampa Bay (plus 7) at No. 11 DallasDallas came back to Earth last week, should soar this week.COWBOYS, 26-13No. 25 (tie) Buffalo (plus 13) at No. 7 New EnglandNo more road nightmares for Patriots, who are 6-0 at Foxborough.PATRIOTS, 30-23No. 13 Minnesota (minus 5 1-2) at No. 25 (tie) DetroitWild-card spot could depend on win here for Vikings.VIKINGS, 26-14No. 4 Chicago (minus 3 1-2) at No. 28 San FranciscoNiners won’t be intimidated by Bears’ D after handling Seahawks’ D.BEARS, 17-13No. 22 Atlanta (plus 3) at No. 19 CarolinaRon Rivera deserves better than what players have delivered. Dan Quinn, too.PANTHERS, 21-20No. 21 Denver (minus 2 1-2) at No. 31 Oakland, Monday nightLast home game in Bay Area for Raiders?BRONCOS, 19-13No. 30 Jacksonville (plus 4 1-2) at No. 17 MiamiAt least it should be sunny for this one.DOLPHINS, 23-20___2018 RECORD:Last Week: Against spread (7-8-1). Straight up (9-7)Season Totals: Against spread (110-101-8). Straight up: (145-77-2)Best Bet: 5-10 against spread, 10-5 straight upUpset special: 8-7 against spread, 7-7-1 straight up___More AP NFL: and Pro Football Writer @wilner88 picks Saturday’s Ravens-Chargers game and other matchups with playoff implications. Read the story:  Twitter Ads info and privacy See AP NFL’s other Tweets 11:30 PM – Dec 19, 2018last_img read more

Gator Girl Rocks —Young Teen Introduces Family Rockhounding

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Timberland Regional LibraryGator Girl Rocks!—Young teen introduces family rockhoundingRock collecting Tolbert family will be at Tumwater Timberland Library on Tuesday August 13“Gator Girl” Zoe Tolbert is an intrepid young teen who’s been rockhounding since she was five years old. She and her parents will be at the Tumwater Timberland Library on Tuesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. to talk about their travels as a family hunting rocks and minerals. The Tolberts will discuss how to get started, what to look for, and how to have fun and be safe when collecting rocks in Washington State. They will also show some of the specimens they’ve collected. The program is geared toward both adults and families.“Gator Girl Rocks” is the name of Miss Tolbert’s website, asserted to be “America’s best rockhounding resource.” That’s not an idle claim. The website at provides thousands of resources for rock, mineral, gemstone, and fossil collectors and includes information for every state in the nation.The State-by-State section provides information about rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and meteorites as well as rockhounding resources, books, museums, neat places to visit, and recreational rockhounding sites.The amateur geologist knows her subject, too. On her website she speaks of being “…in Western Utah searching the Wheeler shale formation for cambrian era trilobite fossils (approximately 505 million years old).”Particularly valuable for responsible rock, mineral and fossil collecting, the website provides a summary and a chart of American rockhounding laws. Miss Tolbert’s father, a lawyer, is her legal advisor.The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market Street, Tumwater. For more information, please contact the library a (360) 943-7790 or visit read more

Red Bank Acts to Stop the Stickers

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Mayor Pasquale Menna said he has a solution for what he said has been a longstanding bane: promotional stickers that continually find their way onto public and private property without the owners’ consent.At last Wednesday’s Borough Council meeting Menna announced his plans to hopefully prevent any further damage to property.His plan, the mayor explained, would be to bring up the issue when businesses are seeking approval from the local planning or zoning boards. As Menna explained, the future ordinance, when adopted by the borough, would ask businesses if they intend to distribute promotional adhesive stickers as part of their marketing and advertising plan. If so, they must assure the board that the stickers would have an easily removable adhesive backing. That would be a condition of board approval for the business to move forward.“I take destruction of property very seriously,” Menna said at last week’s meeting.If future businesses agree to the provision, yet fail to adhere to it, “You will be notified that one of your signs are there,” he said. If the sticker is not easy to get it off, the offending business would be subject to daily penalties.“It’s a shame you to have to be Big Brother,” but there appears no other way to curtail the practice and damage, Menna said.Menna has long railed about local businesses who give out the stickers, which can be easily found adhered to street and traffic signs and walls throughout the community, especially in the downtown business district.“The biggest culprit” last week said Borough Council­woman Kathy Horgan is Cluck-U Chicken, a sandwich and chicken takeout restaurant, 50 Water Street.“I see no reason we have to clean up Cluck-U stickers on every sign,” Menna said. But he added, “They’ve been talked to.”And on Monday, Robert Lisi, the manager on duty at Cluck-U Chicken said, “We pretty much stopped it about a year ago.“We’re doing other things,” like giving out key rings, to promote the business, Lisi said.According to Menna, the previous borough attorney told the governing body it would be difficult to enforce any prohibition on the stickers or to penalize the businesses for distributing them; only if a culprit was witnessed putting it on property, could that individual be criminally charged.Putting it in the boards’ hands would mean it would be up to the businesses to self-regulate, Menna said.This would only impact new businesses, however, Menna said.last_img read more

Mount Sentinel sets lofty goals for B.C. High School A Girls Volleyball Championships

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily SportsAre you ready for some volleyball?The Mount Sentinel Wildcats had better be ready to bring their A-game to the B.C. north or else.Because the head coach is not at all keen to watch from the sidelines when the Cats begin play at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday in Prince George.‘Happy to be at the provincials better not be our goal,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira an emphatically.“I have made this very clear during our preparation,” Moreira added. “We are not going to PG, spend $4000 to watch other teams compete.“While we can acknowledge that we are young and had to work very hard to advance from our zone, we now need to re-set our goals and mean it. I don’t think we are ready to beat the top 4 teams, but after that we must be prepared to grovel for every point.”Mount Sentinel embarks on the marathon road trip Tuesday, traveling to Kamloops during day one of the trek.Wednesday the Cats complete the 15-plus-hour trip to Prince George in preparation of Thursday’s opening round games.The Cats, seeded 11th in the tournament, open up against tenth-ranked Houston Christian.Mount Sentinel then meets ninth ranked Cedar of Vancouver Island before concluding the power-pool draw against 12th Ebenezer of Smithers. Teams then enter the playoff round Friday before the medal round games Saturday.“We are not going to intimidate anyone with thundering kills, but our ball control often substitutes for power,” said Moreira when asked about the secret to the Cats success.“There is no mystery to what this team needs from every player to be successful; sustained ball control and tough serving.”Mount Sentinel enters the tourney with a young team of players.Still Moreira believes a quarterfinal date is not out of the question for the Cats.“Yes, it is realistic, but it will require more than just showing up in a Mount Sentinel uniform,” he said.Kootenay top seed Golden, the team lost to in the zone final, enters the tourney ranked second in the 16-team field.Elkford, the third team from the Kootenays, is ranked [email protected]last_img read more

Ball flirts with triple-double, Lakers hold on to beat Suns

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Luka Doncic uncorks eight 3s to help Mavs fend off Blazers Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Isabela students make facemasks, bake pastries for Taal eruption refugees Kendrick Nunn continues to shine as Heat torch Thunder Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavscenter_img Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — Lonzo Ball barely missed a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in his second NBA game and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-130 on Friday night.The Suns had a chance to tie it with 1.2 seconds to play, but T.J. Warren missed the first of two free throws. That meant he had to miss the second intentionally and hope for a rebound, but the Suns couldn’t get a decent shot off before the buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Ball, the No. 2 overall pick this year who is a week shy of his 20th birthday, took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in a 2 1/2-minute span. His final basket during that run, a floating layup, put Los Angeles ahead 130-122 with 1:35 to play.But the Suns came roaring back behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, whose 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left cut it to 131-130. Brandon Ingram made one of two free throws to give Phoenix one last chance and Warren was fouled by Ingram on an inbounds play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe free throw was off the back of the rim, though, and the Lakers survived.Bledsoe scored 29 points, 17 in the fourth quarter. Booker also flirted with what would have been his first career triple-double, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Warren added 24 points, 17 in the second quarter. Ingram scored 25 points for Los Angeles. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Both teams were coming off of season-opening blowout losses.The Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-92, and Phoenix was routed by Portland 124-79, the most one-sided loss in Suns history and most one-sided season opener ever in the NBA.From the opening tip Friday, it was a fast-paced, often sloppy, game with not much attention to defense.Phoenix used a 13-2 run to go up 55-49 with 7:09 left in the half and the Suns stretched it to 67-58 on another 3 by Booker with 3:34 left in the half. But the Lakers scored the next seven, five at the free throw line.Warren responded with consecutive baskets, but Ingram had the last laugh, a 3-pointer with eight seconds to play to cut Phoenix’s lead to 73-70 at the half.ADVERTISEMENT Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs Booker was called for a flagrant one when he fouled Brewer hard on a layup with 6:02 left in the third quarter. Larry Nance Jr. jumped into the fray and put a shoulder into Booker, who responded with a shove. Booker and Nance both were assessed technical fouls.The play came during an 13-2 Lakers outburst that put Los Angeles on top 95-85 after Nance stole the ball from Booker with both players on the floor and flipped the ball to Lopez for a layup with 3:03 to play in the third quarter.The Lakers boosted the lead to 111-99 on Clarkson’s basket with 10:28 to go.TIP INSLakers: Luol Deng, who started Thursday’s opener, was inactive. … Ball had three points, nine assists and four steals in his debut Thursday night. … The Lakers locked arms as they stood for the national anthem.Suns: In the second quarter, Warren was 6 for 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the foul line. … Booker was flattened under the Phoenix basket by Brook Lopez in the second quarter. He was slow to get up but stayed in the game. ..The Suns play their next five on the road. Their next home game is Nov. 6 against Brooklyn.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Sunday night.Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

West Ham sign Felipe Anderson for club-record fee

first_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets LATEST After months of negotiations, the Brazilian finally put pen to paper on a long-term contract and admitted he was delighted to join the Premier League side.He told the club’s official website: “I feel really happy and fulfilled to join West Ham United,” Anderson told “West Ham is a club with a lot of tradition, lots of great players have played here, like Bobby Moore, Carlos Tevez and Di Canio.“They were great players and idols here, and I’m aiming big, who knows, maybe I could hit their heights and be a legend here too. I’m really happy to be here. It’s a dream come true.“I want to thank the owner, David Sullivan, because he made a big effort to bring me here. I know how difficult it was, so I have to thank him a lot, and I hope I can repay his faith in me on the pitch with goals and winning games.”The 25-year-old joined Lazio from Santos in 2013 and enjoyed a terrific debut season.After a dip in form and a loss of fitness, he returned to his best last season – grabbing ten assists an eight goals in all competitions. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on IN DEMAND Anderson will become the Hammers’ seventh signing this window, in what has been a manic summer so far.After snapping up Ryan Fredericks from Fulham on a free transfer, new boss Manuel Pellegrini smashed the club’s transfer record to bring in Issa Diop from Toulouse.Next, the former Manchester City boss opted for more experienced signings, and duly brought in Lukasz Fabianski, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko.On Saturday, they completeed the signing of Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena, as they look to solve their defensive issues. 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti center_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Lazio forward Felipe Anderson for a club-record fee.The deal, believed to be worth around £40 million, smashes the £24 million they paid to sign Issa Diop earlier this window. targets REVEALED Latest Transfer stories from Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade West Ham have worked hard to get the signing of Anderson over the line last_img read more