KSRM Week In Review 6/1 – 6/5

first_imgThursday 6/4 Wednesday 6/3 Medical Examiner Confirms Missing Family Died of Gunshot Wounds, Walker Says “It’s more than numbers” for Alaska’s Domestic Violence,Too Many Jobs Not Enough Eligible Workers,Borough Assembly Votes to Fund KPBSD to Cap, Health Insurance Premiums Rising by 38% Judge Upholds Portions of Pebble Suit, Kenai Passes FY16 Budget, Few Amendments, Wildflower Field Costing City $23K, HEA Members Reporting More Suspicious Calls, Chief Senate Press Secretary Charged for DUI, Hit and Run Sen. Micciche Reminds Floor of Primary Budget Challenge, Marijuana While Recreating on Refuge Lands Illegal, Homeschool Rates on the Rise, Premera, Moda Raising Alaskan Rates Tuesday 6/2 Visitor Center Offers Many Interactive Displays,Governor Offers Mediator to Legislature, Sends State Worker Notices, SoHi Principal Encourages Stars: Be Aggressive, HEA Planned Outages Continuing State Allowing CPH Endoscopy Clinic, Nikiski Calls For Crime Solution, Same Sex Couples Must Marry to Receive State Benefits, Bagley Seeks Scale-Down of Anadromous Streams Ordinance FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Monday 6/1 Friday 6/5last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells his players: Don’t look behind you

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp tells his players: Don’t look behind youby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players not to look behind them.Liverpool have made their best start to a campaign and their tally of 45 points from 17 games is 14 more than at the same stage 12 months ago. It sees them top the league as they prepare to face Wolves on Friday and they could be four points ahead of defending champions Manchester City at full-time.”Only City can stop City, to be honest,” said Klopp on Thursday. “We have to play our own game and get as many points as possible.”I can’t say City are lucky here and lucky there. They aren’t. Every matchday, they are spot on.”They were spot on last year, when they got 100 points, and they stay in that mode. So ‘chapeau’. I have to say it.”There’s no sign of weakness. Against Everton, in the first 15 minutes maybe, but it was 12.30pm after a Champions League game. There were balls flying around and missed passes. But after that, they took charge of the game and won it comfortably. Thank you very much, next one. That’s why I say it. They are the champions. And they still play like champions.”We are all the challengers. That’s why we should concentrate on every game and not take any result for granted. We are all judged on that because they are the champions. They can do it, so it should be possible for us as well. I know what work we have to do — and I know how difficult it is.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoSarri admits ‘Chelsea in trouble’ after beating Crystal Palace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri admits ‘Chelsea in trouble’ after beating Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits they’re “in trouble” after victory at Crystal Palace.Olivier Giroud limped out of Selhurst Park on crutches to add to Sarri’s injury concerns.The World Cup winner now looks set to join Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the sidelines.Sarri said: “The problem is his ankle. I don’t know the severity. We have to wait for tomorrow. In the last few days we have been a but unlucky.”In 10 minutes we had three injuries – Fabregas, Loftus and Drinkwater – then Giroud, and we were already without Pedro and Odoi.”We are in trouble because, in January, we have to play every three days. Fabregas is a neck problem.”The injury was in the last five minutes of training, so I’m not sure whether he has to rest for two or 10 days. I will have a meeting with the doctor this evening.” last_img read more

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La Maison Simons acquires mens shaving and grooming retailer Rituelsca

first_imgQUEBEC – La Maison Simons has acquired Rituels.ca, a Quebec City-based retailer of shaving and grooming products and accessories for men.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.Simons says it is its first acquisition in its 178-year history.Rituels began as an online retailer, but recently opened its first storefront in Quebec City.Its products are also distributed by retailers in Canada and the United States.Simons says the shampoos, soaps, shave oils and shaving creams distributed by Rituels will be phased in at its own stores and website over the next few months.last_img read more

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Quebec unions prepare for election battle as top two parties seen as

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s labour movement is gearing up ahead of the October election as it faces the prospect of another four years with limited influence in the provincial government.Almost 40 per cent of workers in Quebec are unionized, yet the two parties leading in opinion polls are considered far from union-friendly.The governing Liberals triggered deep cuts in the health and education sectors early in their mandate.And while the Coalition Avenir Quebec, which is first in the polls, has tempered its previously strident position against unions, that has not assuaged workers’ concerns about the party’s intentions if it obtains power.“We have the Liberals on one side, they plunged us into austerity and attacked our members,” said Marc Ranger, head of the Quebec branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. “And the Coalition has a disastrous agenda that wants to privatize everything.“It’s our job to mobilize our troops.”While Quebec is known across Canada for its workers’ penchant to take to the streets, big labour’s influence has been declining for years, says Mona-Josee Gagnon, a professor of sociology at Universite de Montreal and an expert on organized labour.“We barely even talk about unions in the media anymore,” she said in an interview. “It reflects the weakening, in general, of trade unionism.”In Quebec’s universities, professors with expertise on the labour movement who retire are not being replaced, Gagnon said. “The union movement at the university is also in decline.”Ranger rejects her assessment.“At 40 per cent unionized, the movement is in good shape,” he said. “But it has to continue to show its pertinence.”Even though Ranger wants to battle the Liberals and the Coalition, electoral rules limit his manoeuvres.Third parties such as unions are forbidden from spending money to influence an election or from openly stumping on behalf of candidates during the official campaign period.Premier Philippe Couillard announced Saturday the campaign will officially begin Aug. 23, leaving Ranger and other labour leaders little time ahead of the Oct. 1 election to remind people of the “danger” in voting for either the Liberals or the Coalition.“I think the law is too restrictive,” Ranger said. “Candidates can say whatever they want, journalists and columnists can take positions. But unions are told to ‘stay away from politics. Shut up, you’re not invited.’“But I think we are invited and we should participate in this debate.”Ranger’s union and other labour groups have targeted 14 ridings where they think they can prevent the Liberals or Coalition from winning and will instead help members of the Parti Quebecois or the left-wing Quebec solidaire be elected.Unions can hold news conferences and individual members can volunteer their time to make calls or ring doorbells, but that’s pretty much all they can do, Ranger said.Despite the alleged decline in union influence, however, Quebecers are not shy about mobilizing in order to pressure politicians.In 2012, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to support university students who rejected increases in tuition. The Liberal government lost that year’s election to the PQ, which had promised to cancel the planned increase and bring back social peace.Most recently, federal Conservative MP Maxime Bernier learned about the union movement the hard way when he went up against the province’s farmers in demanding an end to the supply management system, which controls price and volume of products such as dairy and poultry.Jacques Roy, a dairy farmer south of Quebec City, launched an anti-Bernier Facebook group that quickly grew to 10,000 members. He persuaded people across the province to buy memberships in the Tory party and vote for Bernier’s rival, Andrew Scheer, who won.“It worked very well,” Roy said in an interview.As for the Coalition, its 2018 platform does not include past promises considered anti-union such as forcing workers to have a secret ballot when deciding whether to form or to maintain a union. The party also wanted to legally force unions to release their financial information.Party spokesman Ewan Sauves confirmed those policies are no longer in the 2018 platform, yet “they remain objectives we hope to achieve.”The two parties traditionally closer to unions are the PQ and Quebec solidaire, even though past PQ governments have also slashed public spending to reduce the province’s debt.PQ Leader Jean-Francois Lisee has positioned his party as the big-government choice for voters, pledging to increase public financing in hospitals, schools and other services.His party’s platform includes the long-held demand by unions: a $15 minimum wage. The PQ also wants to create a “social contract between work and capital” that encourages worker participation in the “benefits and governance of companies.”last_img read more

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Fani hours away from city All necessary measures in place assures Mayor

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim stayed back at the control room of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Friday night to take stock of the effects of cyclonic storm Fani, which is expected to hit the city between late Friday night and early Saturday morning.”We are taking all possible measures to ensure preparedness in the wake of the severe cyclonic storm which is expected to hit the coastal belt of the state between Friday late night and Saturday early morning. We have been able to vacate residents from a number of old and dangerous buildings in the city. We are working with the police to convince all residents of such buildings to shift to relief camps that have been set up in various parts of the city,” Hakim told reporters. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that there are around 1,800 old and dangerous buildings in the city. A senior KMC official said that sufficient relief material and food has been sent to all the boroughs in case of any emergency. The Member, Mayor-in-Councils will be in charge of supervision of the boroughs. “Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh will look after Borough 1 and 2, while Debasish Kumar, MMiC Parks and Gardens, will be in charge of Borough 7 and 8. Other MMiCs will also similarly supervise different areas,” the official added. “Our main aim is to ensure that there isn’t loss of a single life,” Hakim said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayKMC has already closed all the parks under its jurisdiction until further orders. They have also started removing hoardings and banners from different parts of the city to prevent any damage from their collapse during the cyclonic storm. The Mayor did not rule out chances of waterlogging in the city but assured that the civic body is making arrangements for quick drainage of water by alerting all pumping stations. Chief Secretary Malay De had held a high level meeting at Nabanna on Thursday with all concerned departments and senior officials of Navy, Coast Guard, NDRF, State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and Kolkata Police. A control room has already been made functional till May 5. The number of the control room is 1070 (toll free) and 22535185. Ferry services and plying of all boats in the city were suspended from Friday afternoon and is expected to remain so at least till Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay issued a press statement stating that his department will closely supervise the situation and is ready in terms of disaster preparedness. He urged people to switch off all electrical connections during the cyclone. “No one should stand near electric poles during the storm and call up the helpline number of the department if there is any damage to such poles,” the minister added. State Backward Classes Welfare minister Rajib Banerjee stopped his election campaign on Friday and was seen engaged in cautioning people about the probable effect of the cyclone. He urged people not to panic, assuring that the state administration is taking all measures in the wake of Fani.last_img read more

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France says yes to marijuanabased medicine

first_imgTaroudant- According to L’express, France medicines agency gave initial approval to the use of cannabis in medical products.The Ministry of Health announced Thursday that an authorization for commercialization has been granted to Sativex, an oral spray containing extracts of cannabis plants that help relieve certain patients with multiple sclerosis (a serious illness).The move brings Paris into line with 17 other European countries, which allow marijuana to be prescribed for medical reasons. Cannabis-based medicines have been banned from the market in France until last June when the Health Minister Marisol Touraine passed a decree that allowed the sale of medications containing cannabis derivatives, like Sativex.This authorization “is a step prior to the marketing of the product, which will take place at the initiative of the laboratory,” the French Ministry of Health said in a statement.This is a “good news” to relieve patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, said Professor Michel Reynaud, a specialist in addiction at the Paul-Brousse Hospital (Paris), according to AFP.In Morocco, there is a national debate over the legalization of the cultivation and exploitation of cannabis for medical purposes.The Moroccan opposition Party of Modernity and Authenticity (PAM) held on December a study day conference to address “The Role of Positive Uses of the Cannabis Plant in Creating an Alternative Economy.”In recent weeks, the Istiqlal party, Morocco’s major opposition party, proposed a draft law to decriminalize and regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medical and pharmaceutical ends, thus, becoming the first party to take this issue to the parliament.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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The Spurs Have Evolved Their Way To Greatness

The San Antonio Spurs lost Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series to the Rockets by 27 points. Then they lost veteran point guard Tony Parker for the remainder of the playoffs. In overtime of Game 5, emerging superstar Kawhi Leonard was forced to the bench with an injury, one that would keep him out of Game 6. This sequence of events would be too much for almost any basketball team to overcome in the span of a seven-game series.Unless that team is the San Antonio Spurs, of course, who on Thursday earned a Western Conference finals showdown with Golden State with a 39-point romp over Houston — on the road no less.Game 6 highlighted something that has been clear for a while now: The Spurs are the great chameleon of pro sports and have shown themselves to be capable of navigating just about any scenario thrown their way.After being bludgeoned by a barrage of 3-pointers in Game 1, coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs began defending James Harden’s pick-and-rolls far differently in Game 2, refusing to give the MVP candidate one-on-one looks around the basket even if it meant leaving certain shooters open. And while San Antonio deserves credit for largely staying faithful to its more traditional 2-big lineups involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol in this series, the team’s ability to go small — even without Parker or Leonard available — essentially delivered the knockout blow in Game 6.Guards Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson and forward David Lee — who before the game had played together as a five-man unit for a grand total of zero seconds — went on a 13-0 run in less than three minutes during the second quarter. The Spurs, who used the streak to build an 18-point edge, shot 5-of-6 during that span. The Rockets went 0-of-4.And while Harden looked awful and not like himself Thursday, ample credit belongs to the Spurs for their defensive showing. At times, they smothered Houston with hard close-outs. According to SportVU, the Spurs moved at an average of 3.94 mph on defense in Game 6, 10 percent faster than they did in Game 5.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/incrediblehustle.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/spurshustle2.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Given Parker’s advanced age and declining play, some might downplay his injury and the impact it has on San Antonio. But consider this (putting aside that Parker had begun to play better just before the injury): The Spurs were at their best when Parker played well this season. San Antonio won 80 percent of Parker’s 25 best games of the year.1According to Basketball-Reference.com’s Game Score, which is calculated by taking into account a player’s box-score metrics.That San Antonio would be without him and Leonard in Game 6 understandably raised concerns about how the Spurs would get to the basket. After all, until Parker was injured, the duo had been combining for nearly 21 drives to the basket per game in the playoffs, according to SportVU. The other guards on the roster were combining for just under 11 drives a game.As it turns out, San Antonio may have been better equipped to rely on its bench than nearly any other elite team in NBA history. In all, 11 different Spurs logged at least 1,000 minutes this season, making the club the first 60-win team to play that many people for that amount of time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Popovich, who used 27 different starting lineups this season, has long been known for his preference to rest his players when possible — even relatively young ones. The Spurs went 7-1 this past season when Leonard sat out.Playing without Leonard, who has grown increasingly reliant on isolation looks, allowed San Antonio to go back to the style of play it had become known for: dumping the ball down into the post, swinging it and finding the open man. Nearly 63 percent of the Spurs’ baskets on Thursday stemmed from an assist, a rate that would rank third among playoff teams. Before Game 6, the team’s 50 percent assist mark ranked 15th among the 16 clubs that reached the playoffs.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/machinelikebench.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/spursmachine.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.This is the franchise’s hallmark and the reason it’s reached the postseason for 20 consecutive years. San Antonio has always excelled at adapting over time. After the team found initial success with two Hall-of-Fame caliber big men, it didn’t hesitate to structure more of the team’s offense around a pair of penetrating perimeter players as the league’s rules changed2Aside from doing away with handchecking completely, the league more heavily emphasized defensive three-second violations, which is when a defensive player is whistled for standing in the paint for three seconds or more at a time without guarding anyone. The threat of being called for this opened up the paint for smaller guards. These changes took place in 2004. and David Robinson retired. When the NBA became enamored with hero ball, the Spurs eschewed that trend, opting to beat teams into the ground with beautiful, elite-level passing, which left defenses unable to keep up.3The Spurs passed the ball nearly 95 times more per game than LeBron James and the Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Finals. Ironically, this version of the Spurs — a team that has a clear go-to guy and a couple of outside free-agent signings and is mortal in the sense that it’s finally dealing with key injuries — might be the most “normal” team we’ve seen in San Antonio in quite some time.It’s too soon to know whether any of this will ultimately matter against the Warriors, whose vastly superior roster figures to deliver an entirely different set of challenges than Houston’s did. But by now, one thing is clear: Don’t count out the Spurs. Because they seem to play best when they’re forced out of their comfort zone.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

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Football Billy Price Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard named to preseason award

OSU junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis (59) takes his position during their game on Nov. 19, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorExpectations for this upcoming season are high for a trio of Ohio State linemen who were selected to preseason award watch lists.OSU will look for its second Rimington Trophy award-winner in a row as redshirt senior center Billy Price was named on the award’s watch list. He is one of 63 centers to be selected to the watch list, including seven who play for Big Ten schools.Price was named to a 2016 first-team All-American as a guard and will be transitioning to center in the fall. Former OSU center Pat Elflein was awarded the 2016 Rimington Trophy. The prior year, he also played guard.On the other side of the ball, junior defensive end Sam Hubbard and redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis were two of the 42 players named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.In 2016, Lewis picked up eight sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss and was named the Big Ten defensive lineman of the year. Hubbard tallied 3.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season.OSU is one of four schools – along with Penn State, USC and Virginia – to have two players nominated for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.In the previous two seasons, players from Big Ten schools – Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers in 2016 and Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib in 2015 – won the trophy. Former OSU linebacker James Laurinaitis won the award in 2008 and is the only former Buckeye to win the trophy. read more

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Video Brozovic thwarts Barcelonas freekick with a lie down

first_imgMarcelo Brozovic’s ingenuity on Wednesday night denied Barcelona’s Luis Suarez an ideal way to beat the Inter Milan wall with his free-kickSuarez went for a low set-piece in a bid to fool the Inter players, who had formed a wall, by sneaking the ball underneath while they jumped to block the effort.But BT Sport revealed what Suarez didn’t count on was Brozovic’s resourcefulness after he went down on the ground and blocked the ball with his back.While the ball went out for a corner, Suarez could be seen glowering in disappointment.But injured team-mate Lionel Messi, who was watching from the stands at the Camp Nou as he continues his recovery from a fractured arm, could be seen chuckling.Unfortunately for Inter though, Brozovic’s initiative was not enough on the night as goals from Rafinha Alcantara and Jordi Alba sealed Barcelona a 2-0 Champions League win.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Lionel Messi’s reaction 😂That’s how to defend the under-the-wall free-kick ✅Marcelo Brozovic had done his homework this week… pic.twitter.com/7U8AKKQs5k— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2018last_img read more

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