DOT Expecting Significant Summer Improvement Season

first_imgShe added that many of the projects include pavement preservation. McCarthy: “We basically grind up the pavement, do any sort of leveling that needs to occur, many roads in southcentral have deep ruts in them so we’ll level those out and then repave and then that will extend the life of the road another ten to twelve years.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Transportation is expecting an over $330 million road project season this summer, one of the largest in the past decade. Shannon McCarthy with the DOT said those funds a mostly federal monies or projects that were allocated to happen in prior years. The Birch Road Intersection in Soldotna has been awarded and McCarthy said that project should begin soon. McCarthy: “One of the projects is Seward Highway, milepost 50-54.5, that will be pavement preservation on the Seward. We’re also wrapping up Homer East End Road. We’re also doing Sterling Highway, we’re doing improvements from milepost 135 – milepost 150, that will be resurfacing and it will include curb ramps, guardrails, deliniators, drainage, that sort of thing. And then in Soldotna we’re installing the Birch Road signal at the Sterling Highway.” Travelers may check 511 for construction delays during the summer.last_img read more

HEA Says Not Conducting Phone Surveys About Board Elections

first_imgEHA representatives write, “Please be aware that HEA is NOT conducting this survey as we respect our members’ privacy and choice.” As we’ve been reporting, HEA will host its Annual Meeting at Soldotna High School on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Registration for the meeting will begin at 4:30 pm and close at 6:30 pm in the high school commons area. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association says members have been receiving phone surveys, asking members how they’ll vote in the upcoming HEA board election. The utility says they are not conducting the survey.last_img read more

Steamships supports young sailors program

first_imgSteamships has come on board to sponsor the young sailors program this year. Chief operating officer Rupert Bray was on hand to present certificates to young Papua New Guinean cadets at Royal Papua Yacht Club. “Given our own maritime heritage, it seems appropriate to lend support to the development of young Papua New Guinean sailors,” Bray said. “Sport offers essential developmental and pathway opportunities for children and young adults, and sailing is no exception. This program will help to focus and nurture young talent, and who knows, may help to realise the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic Games’ ambitions of one or two of the sailors.” The occasion was witnessed by Royal Papua Yacht Club general manager Aaron Bates, trainer Upu Navu Kila Sr, and the organising committee. The young sailors went through an intensive eight-day school holiday training program last week. The program was aimed at providing the sailors with Hobie 16 and Laser racing skills to enable their advancement to an internationally competitive level. The program was facilitated by the successful Papua New Guinean sailor and trainer, Upu Navu Kila. Kila has competed successfully at the Pacific Games representing PNG, as well as other events. He has received an MBE from the Queen as well as PNG Logohu medals for services to sports. The intensive training programs are ongoing, with an international event planned for 2020 at the RPYC, will coincide with the independence day celebrations. “This will showcase our local sailing talent as well as our beautiful harbour and unique culture and hospitality. It’s great to have Steamships on board,” said Bate.last_img read more

World Cup-bound Ivory Coast beats El Salvador

first_imgGervinho took a pass from Drogba for a goal in the ninth minute. In the 42nd minute, Gervinho pulled the El Salvador goalkeeper away from the net and passed across to Drogba for his goal.El Salvador, which did not qualify for the World Cup, scored on Arturo Alvarez’s penalty kick in the 75th minute. Kolo Abib Toure fouled El Salvador’s Darwin Ceren in the penalty area to set up the kick.Ivory Coast’s Boubacar Barry made the game’s only save, in the second half.Ivory Coast rebounded from a 2-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzogovina in St. Louis on Friday night. Drogba also scored for Les Elephants in St. Louis.El Salvador played a conservative defensive style for most of the game. The Central American team unsuccessfully relied on long passes that would have resulted in breakaways for striker Lester Blanco.Ivory Coast had possession of the ball for 56 percent of the game, and had seven corner kicks to El Salvador’s two.The 36-year-old Drogba, still recovering from a groin injury, left the game in the 63rd minute.El Salvador then opened up its attack.Herbert Sosa had a scoring chance from in front of the net in the 70th minute, but shot over the goal. Soon after, Barry made his save when he punched away Ceren’s shot headed for the left corner of the net.El Salvador also will play in the final Road to Brazil friendly, against World Cup-bound Spain on Saturday in Landover, Maryland.last_img read more

Adam Baird went missing a year ago today

first_imgBelinda Powell pleads to the person or persons who have information about her missing brother, Adam Baird (above), to come forward.BIG FOUR, TN (WLAF) – Over the course of the past year, Adam Clint Baird has missed his children’s birthdays, his youngest brother’s wedding and more.  Today marks one year since Baird vanished without a trace.Baird’s sister, Belinda Powell, continues holding out hope for information on the brother she describes as “a good person, great dad, an amazing brother and a loved, helpful and wonderful son.”  She adds, “He loved with all his heart and soul, and he would give his shirt off his back to help anyone.”Powell contends, “I know that someone knows something.  Please have a heart and help us.”  She asks you to call 911 if you have any information on her brother.Related stories on Baird; https://1450wlaf.com/2019/05/31/two-months-later-still-no-adam-baird-search-continues/ ,  https://1450wlaf.com/2019/04/11/searchers-continue-to-look-for-baird/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/07/31/today-marks-four-months-since-baird-went-missing/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/04/10/update-on-search-for-baird/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/04/10/grid-search-for-baird-begins-at-daybreak/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/04/10/grid-search-for-baird-begins-at-daybreak/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/09/30/26887/ , https://1450wlaf.com/2019/04/05/sheriffs-department-and-rescue-squad-asking-for-your-help/Baird would now be 34 years old.  He is five-seven and weighs 157 pounds.  She adds he walks with a limp.Adam Baird went missing March 31, 2019.“We love and miss you so much.  I pray every day for you,” said Powell.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/31/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Chelsea youngsters’ long unbeaten run ended and Bees lose to Millwall

first_imgChelsea’s Under-18s lost 2-0 at Reading on Saturday – their first defeat in 16 matches.The result ended an unbeaten run that stretched back more than four months. Their last loss was against West Ham on 19 September.Meanwhile, Fulham’s Under-18 Premier League match against Brighton was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.AdChoices广告And Danny Parish scored his third goal in two games for Brentford’s youth team, but they lost 2-1 against Millwall. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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“Prayer Partner” play woos South Florida

first_imgNext Thanksgiving weekend, South Florida theater fans can enjoy a bellyful of laughs (and romance too) as Sunshine Theater presents David Tulloch’s new hilarious romantic comedy, “Prayer Partner.”This special play premiers on Saturday, November 28th, starting 8 p.m. at the Miramar High School Theater. The play continues in Coral Springs, at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m.Written, produced and directed by David Tulloch (who also performs in a lead role), “Prayer Partner” also stars award-winning actress Deon Silvera, the exciting Michael “String Beans” Nicholson, the legendary, three-time Actor Boy winner Chris McFarlane, and the upcoming ingénue Allison McLean.“Prayer Partner” is a humorous tale about just how far one man will go to win his lady love. And this romantic comedy is not just good family entertainment, but also proves to be a worthwhile commentary on the power of prayer in the development and maintenance of meaningful relationships. It is an interesting mix of comedy, religion, and romance that will leave you pleased with the outcome.In “Prayer Partner,” Danielle (played by Shana Wilson and Allison McLean) is pursued by two men – her fiancé Giovanni (played by Chris McFarlane) and Peter (played by David Tulloch). After finding out Giovanni is a low down cheater, she sinks into a deep depression, leading her to seek help from an ad in the newspaper about a prayer partner program. Peter finds out her need for divine assistance and transforms himself into an awkward-looking woman named Peta Gaye, with the hopes of getting close to Danielle as her “prayer partner.” The play skyrockets into a circus of shenanigans when the real prayer partner, the “prayer warrior” Sister Grace (played by Suzette Barrett and Deon Silvera) shows up. What follows is the must-see theatrical production of the year.There will be a special performance before the play by the exciting Reggae Gospel singer Sista Sasha (who teamed up with international recording star Sean Paul for their big number one hit “I’m still in love with you”). Since her conversion, her big hit “Jesus A Di Don” and her album “Breaking Free” are one of the fastest risers on the charts.To learn more about the play and purchase tickets, log on sunshinetheatrecompany.com.last_img read more

Released prison chef, given 2nd chance, opens new restaurant

first_imgJERSEY CITY, N.J. | Candido Ortiz beamed as he stood in front of his new restaurant, the bright yellow-and-red awning providing a splash of light on an otherwise drab stretch of sidewalk between a tattoo parlor and a liquor store where bulletproof glass protects the merchandise.After more than 26 years in prison, life has come full circle for Ortiz, who was arrested for selling drugs in the late 1980s and was sentenced to more than 49 years. A year ago, President Barack Obama granted Ortiz clemency, along with other nonviolent drug offenders sentenced to lengthy terms.On Tuesday, Ortiz, a former prison chef, welcomed a gaggle of reporters and well-wishers to El Sabor Del Cafe, where he hopes to write his next chapter as a free man. Chef Candido Ortiz, stands outside his restaurant, El Sabor Del Cafe, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in Jersey City, N.J. The former prison chef who was serving a 49-year federal sentence for drug-related crimes when he was released in December 2017, is opening a restaurant that will serve American and Hispanic dishes. (AP Photo/David Porter) “I never was a bad man,” Ortiz said. “I was trying to make money, and I went about it the wrong way. I was punished by society, but I don’t feel angry about what happened to me because I was in prison for doing the wrong thing. But I’m different now. I’m a changed man.”Ortiz received a congratulatory letter from Obama this week praising him for “using your extraordinary talents to give back to your community.”After his release, Ortiz received a huge assist from the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a group spearheaded by Democratic former Gov. Jim McGreevey that helps released inmates navigate addiction treatment, employment training, health care and housing.Ortiz, 56, was a head chef in several federal prisons and became accustomed to overseeing the feeding of thousands of inmates. After his release, he got a job right away as a short-order cook in Jersey City. The Reentry Corporation then helped him raise $25,000 in loans and grants to open his own restaurant.“With this one act, President Obama began the transformation of Candido’s life,” McGreevey said. “Candido has been transformed from a ward of the state, at a cost of $55,000 per year, to a taxpayer.”The restaurant will serve standard American fare such as chicken wings, wraps, salads and pasta along with a buffet featuring Latin American items such as costillita de cerdo (pork ribs), bacalao (salted cod) and carne guisada (beef stew).Ortiz said his hope remained intact even when he was staring at nearly five decades in prison.“I never thought my life was over,” he said. “I knew I had a long time, but I knew God was going to put his hand on me.”He thanked the Reentry Corporation for its role.“I’m here today,” he said, “because I want to share with the people around here and let them see what the right way of living can do for you.”center_img Chef Candido Ortiz, center, prepares to cut the ceremonial red ribbon opening his restaurant, El Sabor Del Cafe, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 in Jersey City, N.J. The former prison chef who was serving a 49-year federal sentence for drug-related crimes when he was released in December 2017, is opening a restaurant that will serve American and Hispanic dishes. At left is Edith Palmieri of the New Jersey Re-entry Corporation, and state Sen. Sandra Cunnigham, D-NJ is at right. (AP Photo/David Porter)last_img read more

Inter close in on Dries Mertens, leaving Lautaro free for Barca

first_img IN SPORT.ES RELATED STORIES Sport.es Italian media say in the last few hours negotiations between the Belgian Napoli forward and Inter have advanced to the point where there is the basis of an agreement. Per La Repubblica, Mertens has agreed a two year deal and his salary, which matches the club’s top stars. CEST Barcelona want him for 60 million euros plus two players in exchange, with negotiations continuing on the deal. Inter Milan are a step away from signing Dries Mertens. He will be their replacement for Lautaro Martinez, whom Barcelona are trying to sign.center_img Inter Milan put pressure on Barca to accelerate Lautaro deal 16/05/2020 The Mertens manoeuvre removes one of the obstacles between Barca and Inter forward Lautaro, who is their top target. Mertens se acerca al Inter y abre la puerta a Lautaro Martínez Upd. at 12:47 last_img read more