Citizen’s Trooper Academy Taking Applications

first_imgGlaves: “It’s once a week for a few hours in the evening, it is from 6-9 every Tuesday, so it ends on March 31st.” Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Alaska State Trooper posts or online here: Trooper Academy. Michelle Glaves with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce said the interactive classes will be held this winter… Glaves: “It’s going to be ten weeks. It starts on January 13th, but they have very limited spots, so it’s a citizen’s academy and I think they just have 20 spots or so. The people who went through it last time had a great time, learned a lot. It starts on January 13th and if you’re interested, we do have some of those applications here at the office.” Applicants must be at least 18-years old and reside in Alaska. You must also pass a background investigation including a criminal history check. Anyone with a felony, or in some cases a misdemeanor conviction, won’t be allowed to participate. Most of the classes will be held at the Emergency Operations Center in Soldotna though there will be some Saturday field trips… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The popular Kenai Peninsula State Trooper Citizen’s Academy is back for a third time and applications are being taken through December 12.last_img read more

Federal Subsistence Fishing Closures On Kenai River

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Subsistence rod-and-reel fishing for king salmon in the Kenai River will be closed effective Monday, June 15, through Wednesday, July 15. The closure is due to low numbers from the early salmon run, according to a release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This closure prohibits all subsistence rod and reel fishing for king salmon. King salmon incidentally caught while fishing for other species may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately unharmed. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates only 916 large king salmon have passed their sonar site on the Kenai River through June 11, with in-season escapement projections ranging from approximately 1,700 large fish with average run timing to 2,200 large fish on a three-day late-run timing. This is below the original expectations. The Kenai River and Kasilof River early-run King Salmon Management Plan originally identified an optimal escapement goal of 3,900 to 6,600 king salmon.center_img The State and Federal fishery management actions aim to provide the opportunity for early-run king salmon in the Kenai River to reach their spawning grounds.last_img read more

Early 1970s success at Wolmer’s inspired Francis

first_imgThe exploits of Wolmer’s Boys’ football and cricket teams of 1971 and 1972 were the ­inspiration behind why legendary track coach Stephen Francis chose to attend the institution, one of the oldest high schools in Jamaica. Francis, who has guided Jamaica’s elite athletes to win more than 80 gold, silver and bronze medals at global championships over the past two decades, made the revelation at a recent ceremony dubbed Coaches are Forever: A Salute to Excellence at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, where he and coach Ron Jones were honoured for their exemplary coaching careers. It was Jones, a Welshman, who ­arrived at Wolmer’s in 1968 and transformed the fortunes of the school’s sports programmes, ­resulting in the school winning the Manning Cup in 1971 and the urban Sunlight Cup and all-island Spaulding Cup cricket titles. Between 1969 and 1971, when the football team won the Manning Cup for the first time in 32 years, Wolmer’s lost only four games, drew four, and conceded only five goals. Meanwhile, the cricket team that included players like West Indies ­wicketkeeper/batsman Jeffrey Dujon and Seymour Newman, who many claim was a quicker bowler than Windies great Michael Holding, who at the time was a student of Kingston College. Jeff Mordecai captained the team, which also included Phillip Rae and Peter Gordon. “The primary reason why I chose to attend Wolmer’s was the exploits of the teams of 1971 and 1972, which was just about the time when I was thinking about taking the Common Entrance Exams as it was way back in those days,” he told the gathering, which included Jones, who was vacationing in Jamaica. “The exploits of those teams was a great inspiration to me, and it put me firmly into the camp of Wolmer’s and helped make up my mind that this was where I was going to attend school.” Francis said Wolmer’s was a unique place where there was a meeting of all the different facets of Jamaica people. He said he owed a lot to the school for the success he has had in his adult life. “My career, both in terms of ­coaching and my aborted career in business, owes a lot to Wolmer’s in many more ways than one,” said Francis, who ­abandoned a successful career at ­accounting firm KPMG in order to become a teacher and full-time coach at his former high school. Wolmer’s principal at the time, Eric Barnett, gave Francis the chance over several other candidates who were more qualified. The rest, as they say, is history. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the guest speaker at the event, and who has found success as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time, lauded Francis for inspiring her. In a 30-minute-long discourse, Fraser-Pryce, a past student of Wolmer’s Girls, spoke glowingly of her coach. She said his methods are tough but they work, adding that he is not just about coaching. He is well read and knows what each athlete needs. In 2017, when she got pregnant while preparing for the IAAF World Championships in London, Fraser-Pryce said Francis was very understanding and tailored her training before and after she had her son Zyon. She underlined her message saying that Francis really cares about his athletes and that, for him, it was not just about medals.last_img read more

Edwin Allen send warning at Penns

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:With their Class Three and Class Two teams setting fire to the track all season, Edwin Allen’s 4x100m relay unit arrived at this year’s Penn Relay, as the most-talked-about team within the walls at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field. Competing yesterday in cool conditions at the historic 125th staging of the relay carnival, the girls from Frankfield in Clarendon, gave a glimpse of what is to come, after a special performance in the preliminary round of the event.Despite resting top athlete Kevona Davis and lead-off runner Serena Cole, the quartet of Brandy Hall, Fredrick McKenzie, and 14 year-old twin Tina and Tia Clayton stopped the clock at an amazing 44.21 seconds, the second-fastest time ever in the event at the Penn Relays, behind their own 43.96 seconds done in 2017.“Very excellent,” assessed anchor Tia Clayton, following her team’s comfortable win. “We just went there and did what we had to do, and we got the baton around safely, but I am not surprised by the fast time despite Kevona not running as all of us train very hard.”Coach Michael Dyke, who, unlike his young charge, admitted to being surprised by the time, is expecting a full-strength team to land in the low 43-seconds region in the final.“This is amazing! I knew they were going to run fast but not that fast,” said Dyke, who added that his girls have benefited from an earlier-than-normal arrival in Philly. “We came in on Monday. It’s the first time we have come to the meet this early, and they are all well rested,” Dyke added.The finals, which will take place at 1:27 p.m., will see seven Jamaican teams facing the start.Holmwood Technical, 45.34, Hydel 45.63, St Jago 45.70, Excelsior 46.37, St Catherine High 46.94, and Rusea’s 47.01 seconds are the other Jamaican teams in the final. St Augustine, 46.48, out of The Bahamas and Western Branch, 46.79, out of Virginia, are the other qualifiers.The consolation final for inter­national teams, which will get ­underway at 1:24 p.m., will see another seven Jamaican teams competing, led by Vere Technical with 47.13 seconds. Immaculate Conception – 47.33; Petersfield – 47.35; Queen’s – 47.45; Papine – 47.75; St Andrew High – 48.03; and Herbert Morrison – 48.93 seconds, are all through. PERFECT START New champions will be crowned in the Championship of America High School 4x800m relay as defending champions Holmwood Technical were a no-show in the preliminary round. Pre-race favourites Edwin Allen, the only Jamaican team in the event, won their heat in 9:02.43 seconds to be the fastest qualifier. Jessica McLean, Kayan Green, Abigail Pinnock, and Rashana Dwyer were members of the team and coach Dyke stated that he would make one change for today’s final slated for 12:05 p.m.Edwin Allen got the perfect start at the meet.In the first event involving high school teams, the 400m hurdles, ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships gold medal winner, Lashanna Graham, captured the gold medal in a time of 58.02 seconds. Carifta Games Under-20 ­champion, Shaquena Foote and silver medallist Johnelle Thomas of St Catherine High had to settle for sixth and ninth overall in 59.09 and 1:02.83 seconds, respectively. Yesterday also saw competition in field events, where the Jamaicans dominated in the discus after capturing the top four places. Adrienne Adams of Excelsior came out on top-winning with a throw of 48.91m, getting the better of Carifta Games Under-20 champion Marie Forbes of Vere Technical, second with 48.58m. Rusea’s duo of Aliesha Shaw, 47.78, and Shanella Donaldson, 47.08m, ended third and fourth.last_img read more

New Patch Makes An Impact For Wellington Week

first_imgThe camp includes an inter-academy festival on Tuesday 11 April, followed by various team and individual skills clinics in addition to life-style seminars.Bristol Rugby Academy has been boosted by the inclusion of half of Somerset in its catchment area, and, although Bath Rugby, the previous ‘tenants’ have retained players from that area, Somerset are strongly represented in the squad.King’s College Taunton boasts four boys in the squad, with others coming from Haygrove, Sidcot, Wells Blue, Wellington, Churchill and Priory.“The inclusion of these boys has strengthened the squad considerably,” said Junior Academy Manager, Gary Townsend. “These are talented boys who have bought into what we’re trying to achieve at Bristol.” The boys have been involved in the new PDG centre at Bridgwater under the gaze of experienced coaches Keith Leaker and Mark Hawkes. “We’re very fortunate to have thee guys involved – Keith has been working with Bristol Academy for several years, and has brought that perspective with him, whilst Mark is a stalwart of Somerset rugby, and has added that flavour to the programme, which has provided a really positive blend,” added Townsend.Full Squad and SchoolsBacksOliver Southon (King’s College, Taunton)Noah Marshall (St Bernadette’s RC School, Bristol)Jamie Murray (Clifton College, Bristol)Brandon Hatt (Winterbourne Academy, Bristol)Jack Bates (Colston’s Collegiate, Bristol)Tom Jones (Colston’s Collegiate, Bristol)Zach Kavanagh (Chew Valley, Somerset)Jake Thompson (Clifton College, Bristol)Harry Ascherl (Clifton College, Bristol)Tom Wilsted (Colston’s Collegiate, Bristol)Oliver Walrond (King’s College, Taunton)Joe Brazier (Haygrove, Somerset)Jake Kendall (Mangotsfield, Bristol)Blake Boyland (Colston’s Collegeiate, Bristol)ForwardsCharlie Squier (Marlwood, Thornbury)Jay Burley (Henbury, Bristol)Ben Morgan (Castle, Thornbury)Sam Habberfield (Wellington, Somerset)Gage Whittingham-Slade (Bristol Free School, Bristol)Nathan Langdon (Priory School, Weston-s-Mare)Christian Moseley (Castle School, Thornbury)Tom Whitfield (John Cabot Academy, Bristol)Jake Whitfield (Colston’s Collegiate, Bristol)George Postings (Wells Blue, Somerset)Reuben Davies (St Mary Redcliffe & Temple, Bristol)Hugh Richardson (Bristol Grammar School, Bristol)Gabe Mead (King’s College, Taunton)Ben Tingey (King’s College, Taunton)Ben Tothill (Churchill Academy, Somerset)Oscar Browne (Sidcot School, Somerset)last_img read more

Northwestern State women lose 77-36 at Baylor in NCAA opener

first_imgWACO, Texas (AP) — Northwestern State coach Brooke Stoehr knows most people will only see the lopsided final margin.Stoehr saw much more in her Lady Demons in a 77-36 loss to Big 12 champion Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.“You have to look at terms in how they competed in each possession. They didn’t put their head down,” Stoehr said. “I’m very proud of that.”A day after the No. 3 seed Baylor men were upset by Georgia State, the Lady Bears (31-3) never provided any opportunity for an upset by Southland Conference tournament champion and No. 15 seed Northwestern State.The Big 12 champion Lady Bears (31-3), the No. 2 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, went ahead to stay with an early 14-2 run in which Nina Davis and Khadijah Cave each had six points to break a 7-7 tie.“There’s so many upsets all over, men and women, that have already happened, and we just don’t want that to be us,” said Davis, the Big 12 player of the year who had 17 points in 23 minutes.Alexis Prince had 14 points for Baylor, including a 3-pointer to cap a 15-3 run after halftime with seven of eight shots made to go up 60-29.Janelle Perez, the 5-foot-2 guard, had 10 points for Northwestern State (19-15), whose coach like Baylor coach Kim Mulkey was an NCAA Final Four point guard at Louisiana Tech.“I’m used to everybody being bigger. Obviously, they’re a lot bigger than what we’re used to,” said Perez, who finished 4-of-15 shooting, 2-of-11 on 3-pointers. “Their length was a factor. I try to get my teammates open shots and continue to play the way I’ve played since I was little.”Cave finished with 12 points and Kristy Wallace had 11 rebounds while playing a team-high 27 minutes. All 11 Baylor players got in for at least 11 minutes — and all scored.“Obviously a very difficult opponent for us today to match up size-wise. I’m extremely proud of our group and our team and the way they competed. They weren’t afraid,” Stoehr said. “It says a lot about the character they have and who they are. Baylor’s size and athleticism obviously affected some of our shots today. It’s just something you can’t simulate.”After playing for Leon Barmore at Louisiana Tech, Mulkey was an associate head coach for the legendary women’s coach and recruited Stoehr to play there. Mulkey was there for the younger guard’s first two seasons before leaving in 2000 for Baylor.“This game is kind of difficult for me because Brooke’s on that other sideline, and I knew that what she had, and I knew that maybe they were outmatched a little bit, height, size, talent,” Mulkey said. “But her team never stopped playing hard. She’s got her team playing hard.”Northwestern State, which opened the game with a shot-clock violation on its first possession and then an air ball on a 3-point try the next one, tied the game at 7 on Tia Youngblood’s jumper with 15:22 left in the first half.Davis made two free throws only 20 seconds later to start the 14-2 run. All of Cave’s points in that came on three layups, the last with 11:50 left in the half to make it 21-9.HOME COURT ADVANTAGEBaylor has won 20 home games in a row overall, including the first two rounds in last year’s NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bears opened at home for the fourth time in five years, and are now 7-0 in those NCAA games. They have won 151 consecutive home games against unranked opponents. The last such loss was to Auburn in the 2003 WNIT finals.TIP-INSNorthwestern St.: The Lady Demons shot only 24 percent (14 of 59) overall. They had only six field goals after halftime.Baylor: The Lady Bears finished with a 53-26 rebounding advantage. … Their 39 defensive rebounds were their most ever in an NCAA Tournament game.UP NEXTNorthwestern St.: Season over.Baylor: Play Arkansas in second-round game Sunday.FIVE FOULSBaylor finished the game with only five personal fouls — one each by five different players. And that’s what Mulkey mentioned when asked about having 23 assists and only five turnovers. “How about those five fouls. I don’t know if I’ve ever coached a game where we had as few as fouls, particularly since we played man to man,” she said. “I thought it was a misprint.last_img read more

Forrest Wood Cup hits town this week

first_imgThe biggest names in the world of competitive bass fishing will be in town this week for the Forrest Wood Cup.The event is deemed the world championship of bass fishing.The pro division winner gets $500,000 and the co-angler winner gets $50,000.The tournament starts Thursday and runs through Sunday.Anglers will take off from the Red River South Marina in Bossier City at 7 each morning.Weight-ins will be at the CenturyLink Center at 5 p.m. each day.The FLW Expo will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators along with the opportunity to interact with professional anglers and enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors. Fans can learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities.All activities are free and open to the public. On Saturday and Sunday, 500 free rods and reels will be given away each day to the first 500 children 14 years and under who are accompanied by an adult. The rod and reel giveaways are courtesy of 1130 AM The Tiger.Also on Sunday, one fan will win a Ranger Z520C with a Mercury outboard. Staff Reportsnewsroom@bossierpress.com Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Blues set to pip Arsenal and Liverpool to midfielder deal – report

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook 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 Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Lazar Markovic from Partizan Belgrade despite interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.The Blues are reportedly set to capture the highly-rated midfielder, 18, for an initial £8m.Aston Villa and Norwich want Robbie Keane, the Daily Mirror say.AdChoices广告QPR boss Harry Redknapp is looking to sign Keane, who played under him at Tottenham, on loan from LA Galaxy now the MLS season has finished.It is claimed the striker is not keen on a short-term return to England but that Villa, who had him on loan last season, will try to bring him back and that the Canaries are also interested.Meanwhile, The Sun say Dnipro’s Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng will choose between a move to Fulham or Villa.This page is regularly updated.last_img read more

Hill fit to return to QPR squad

first_imgSee also:QPR v Charlton player ratingsCardiff’s top scorer could return to face QPRQPR’s Gladwin already preparing for ‘big season’Two QPR youngsters given new contracts Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Clint Hill has been passed fit to return to the QPR squad for the trip to Cardiff but Gabriele Angella remains sidelined and James Perch is a doubt.Veteran defender Hill, 37, resumed training this week, having been unavailable for Rangers’ last three matches because of a hamstring problem.AdChoices广告Angella, though, is still struggling with a hip injury and has been ruled out of this weekend’s game.And Perch faces a fitness test after picking up a thigh strain during Saturday’s 2-1 win against Charlton.Jamie Mackie is expected to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.last_img read more

Warburton: QPR rode their luck but deserved win

first_imgQPR boss Mark Warburton praised his team but admitted they rode their luck towards the end of their 2-1 victory at home to Derby.Substitute Ilias Chair capitalised after a misplaced pass by Wayne Rooney to score a 75th-minute winner at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.Martyn Waghorn had equalised for the visitors after Grant Hall’s strike had put Rangers ahead against the run of play.AdChoices广告The hosts survived late Derby pressure, with keeper Liam Kelly producing a fine save to deny Waghorn, who then missed a chance to equalise.Warburton said: “We’ve had games this season where we haven’t got the rewards – and tonight I thought we rode our luck a bit in the final five or 10 minutes.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:QPR v Derby player ratingsQPR boss hails impact of fit-again Barbet “We deserved that bit of luck – and we did ride our luck – and that’s a vital three points for us.“We dropped too deep and also conceded a soft goal. It meant that after being dominant we ended up going in 1-1 at half-time.“But all credit to the players. Their heads weren’t down and they responded. We stepped up the tempo and I felt we deserved to win.“Derby are a very good team with a lot of quality and they are going to cause you problems.“But we felt that our attacking prowess could hurt them as well and that proved to be the case.”Ebere Eze set up the winner by intercepting Rooney’s attempted cross-field ball and then finding Chair, who finished coolly.“It was a great finish by Ilias. We wanted him to come on and add energy. Ilias came on, got on the ball and was brave,” Warburton said.[scriptless]last_img read more