Senate Passes Operating Budget, With No PFD

first_imgIn a social media post from Governor Dunleavy: “In the coming days, I will review and scrutinize the budget passed by the Legislature and determine the best path forward, including options to accept the budget as passed, to veto the budget in its entirety, or to veto portions of the budget to better align expenditures and revenues. I am absolutely determined to address the budget issues that have haunted Alaska for years.” House and Senate leaders expect the budget bill, HB 39, to be ready for Governor Mike Dunleavy’s review within three days. The vote averts a government shutdown and allows state services to continue with the next fiscal year beginning July 1. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Senate unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget during a floor session on Monday.  The Alaska House of Representatives passed the same operating budget on Sunday which does not include a PFD. Prior to the vote on the operating budget the Senate voted deadlocked 10-10 on a vote of whether to rescind their action last week, when they voted down the full payout. Representative Ben Carpenter: “I think one way or another we are going to be paying a full PFD.”center_img Governor Mike Dunleavy has said lawmakers should follow a longstanding formula and pay a full dividend. Some lawmakers share his position. But there are legislators who contend the formula is unsustainable. If the Legislature passed a reduced dividend and Dunleavy rejected it, such a scenario almost certainly prompt another special session. The current special session is set to end this Friday. Senate Bill 1002, proposed by the Senate as part of a compromise, which would have given Alaskans a reduced PFD, to allow a vote on the rest of the state’s operating budget, was defeated last week.last_img read more

Parkway sweeps Byrd Invitational cross country titles

first_imgParkway swept the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Byrd Invitational cross country meet last Saturday.Parkway senior Hayden Kingfisher won the boys’ individual competition in 15:55.99. The Panthers had six other top-nine finishers — Jacob Hammonds, 3rd, 16:37; Nathan Poovey, 5th, 16:50; Cole Billiot, 6th, 17:04; Prynceton Fant, 7th, 17:09; DJ Morgan, 8th, 17:10 and Cameron Rogers, 9th, 17:17.Parkway won easily with 22 points to 133 for Caddo Magnet.Parkway had six of the top 10 finishers in the girls’ division — Celeste Cordova, 4th, 21:42; Kenzie Langen, 5th, 21:46; Cassidy Cummings, 6th, 21:59; Rylie McConnell, 7th, 22:01; Morgan Ersoff, 8th, 22:03; and Ariel McGaffey, 10th, 22:07.The defending Class 5A state champ Lady Panthers scored 30 points to 108 for runner-up Byrd.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|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.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Rodgers unwilling to sell Celtic keeper after Chelsea are linked

first_imgSee also:Conte unsure over Gordon and says Begovic will play Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted his club would not be willing to sell Craig Gordon after the goalkeeper was linked with a potential move to Chelsea.Scotland international Gordon, who previously played for Sunderland, is one of a number of keepers to have been touted as a possible replacement for Asmir Begovic.Bournemouth want to sign Begovic but Chelsea are unwilling to allow him to leave before bringing in another back-up keeper to act as cover for Thibaut Courtois.AdChoices广告Gordon’s contract expires at the end of the season and former Chelsea coach Rodgers says he would be reluctant to let him leave before then.Asked at a press conference on Thursday about reports of Chelsea’s interest in Gordon, Rodgers said: “If it is the case then of course we don’t want to sell. It is not something we would consider really.”Meanwhile, Zenit St Petersburg have expressed an interest in signing Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Brits Rush to Take out This £200k Life Insurance Policy from Just £10pm* x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x These Twins Were Named ‘Most Beautiful in the World,’ Wait Till You See Them Now x 39 Eye-opening Photos Smuggled out of North Korea x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

“We tried to comfort the guy and couldn’t” – Former Chelsea…

first_imgSigned by the Blues in a €5.5m deal in 2007, the Brazilian had recently won a Champions League for Barcelona after scoring a late winner against Arsenal.Still, signing for Chelsea was the best move to do, according to Belletti himself. All because of what the Premier League had to offer at the time.“I played three seasons at Barca and I have a magical relationship with the club. I have a boot at the museum, people admire me,” Belletti told ESPN Brasil.“One day, Mourinho showed desire to sign me and called me. I was fighting for the position with Zambrotta and had made a great preseason. Everyone was saying that would be my year. Then come Mourinho, Chelsea, London and the Premier League Putting it all together so I thoughtI couldn’t miss the chance.“I went to the best club competition there is. The Premier League is different. It is designed to be very attractive not only for fans but for the players. There is a special atmosphere, both in games and in practice, in relation to the press and the fans.”He has also compared the Premier League to La Liga, saying the level is more even.“Even playing at home against a team of the bottom of the table is a great game. It’s good to play, very fast and aggressive in the good sense, which is what I like. Refereeing is good and has respect. That’s what attracts people. You have great players in small and medium-sized clubs. Good systems. Some games lack technical level, but competitiveness will not be lacking.“In Spanish football, Barca would face a club from the bottom half and it was not the same. It’s not bad to play in Spain, on the contrary, but it’s different. It will not have the same competitive level.”Embed from Getty ImagesBelletti has also spoken about the 2008 Champions League final against Manchester United, which Chelsea lost on penalties. He was the second taker for his team, and scored.“There is no more tense moment than a penalty shot in a final. I had trained a lot and was the first to offer to take. That walk from midfield to the ball is the most nervous moment. You try to get the penalty kick out of the head. I thought, ‘It’s raining, I’ve trained a lot, forget the audience.’ But there was a lack of air (laughs). When I took the ball all that stopped, I had trained and would not miss. I had a lot of confidence.“I always took looking at the goalkeeper and delaying a little the shot with the right leg. I waited for when Van der Sar, United keeper of that size, picked a corner. He shifted a little and I hit the other corner. With this, I celebrated, not of joy, but of relief (laughs).”He has also recalled the penalty missed by captain John Terry, and the reaction from the teammates in the dressing room afterwards.“The last take would be for Drogba, who had been sent off, so it was Terry, who didn’t take penalties. He went right, but he slipped and missed. If he scored, we would be the champions.”“Losing is very sad, especially when it was in our hands. We tried to comfort the guy and couldn’t, on the pitch, in the locker room. Everyone’s sad. I also remember Ballack very upset because he had come to many finals. Lampard was also devastated. It was the last game of the season and each one tried to assimilate the defeat in his own way.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Former Chelsea fullback Juliano Belletti was interviewed by ESPN Brasil at the end of last week, and spoke especially about his time at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Grand Haven wins its 12th consecutive district volleyball championship

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This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) By Dave TomczakLocalSportsJournal.comMUSKEGON TOWNSHIP – The Grand Haven girls volleyball team faced its toughest test of the Division 1 district tournament on Thursday on the road against host Reeths-Puffer.And the Rockets gave the Buccaneers all they could handle, but by the end of the night, Grand Haven was right where it usually is this time of year, celebrating a district championship.The Bucs defeated Reeths-Puffer 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 to improve to 34-18-2 on the season, and advance to next week’s regional tournament in their own gym. Grand Haven will open on Tuesday against the winner of the Wyoming-Caledonia district final.The victory gave Grand Haven its 12th straight district title, and an amazing 17th in the last 18 years.“I think this team is really focused and peaking at the right time,” said Grand Haven Coach Aaron Smaka. “We always talk about how we want to be playing our best in November.”After cruising through the first two rounds of districts, Grand Haven was pushed by the young Rockets, who matched the Bucs point-for-point for most of the night, but allowed short runs that made the difference.In the opening set, the teams were tied at 5-5, before the Bucs ran off six unanswered points behind the serving of Samantha Boeve and the strong net game of Mackenzie Gross.The Rockets pulled within 14-13, but once again the Bucs pulled away, this time with a 4-0 run.The second set was more of the same, with Grand Haven pulling away from a 7-7 tie, using three different 4-0 runs to its advantage.“Grand Haven is different than any team we’ve played all year,” said Rockets coach Alex Rykse. “They’re really good, and good at putting the ball away. It’s hard to get any momentum when a team is that good at getting points.”Reeths-Puffer jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third set, but the Bucs scored the next five points, and eventually built a 17-13 lead.Grand Haven’s Ashley Slater scored four of her team’s next five points, before Gross’ partially blocked shot fell to the floor for the 25th and final point and the district title.“It feels awesome,” Slater said. “We’re really starting to pull it together, because we know that if we lose it’s our last game. Our energy never dropped and we just wanted to win.”The Bucs finished with 50 kills on the night, with Slater and Gross finishing with 14 apiece.Ashlyn Hall had 45 assists for Grand Haven, Slater added two aces and 13 digs, and Baby Hang and Reilly Sweibert finished with 12 digs apiece.“We’ve always known we had the athletes, but we’ve just had problems getting them the ball,” Smaka said. “But to see that come together (tonight), maybe it’ll give us some momentum going into the regionals.”The Rockets, who finished 18-29 on the season, were led by Bridget McHugh with eight kills and five digs, Anna Young with seven kills and six digs, and Abigayle Mitchelson with 22 assists. Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Other Not relevant Bestseller Displayed poorly $26.86$49.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $0.00 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN $14.99 Thank you! 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Orioles designate Jackson for assignment in latest bullpen shuffle

first_imgContinuing their search for fresh and effective arms in an injury-depleted bullpen, the Orioles designated veteran Edwin Jackson for assignment and optioned Stefan Crichton to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday morning.Baltimore recalled right-hander Logan Verrett and selected the contract of 25-year-old Jimmy Yacabonis from the Tides to fill those open spots on the 25-man roster before the finale of a three-game set with the New York Yankees.Jackson, 33, had just been promoted from Norfolk on Wednesday, but he had struggled mightily in his three appearances, surrendering seven runs (four earned), 11 hits, two home runs, and four walks in five innings. Manager Buck Showalter expressed hope that Jackson would remain with the organization, but the right-hander was of little help to a bullpen currently without two-time All-Star closer Zach Britton and 2015 All-Star setup man Darren O’Day.Crichton gave up six earned runs in a combined 3 1/3 innings on Friday and Saturday and now holds an 8.49 ERA in 11 2/3 innings with Baltimore this season.Many have clamored for Yacabonis to receive an opportunity with the right-hander posting a 0.90 ERA in 30 innings with the Tides this season. However, the right-hander has struck out just 18 batters while walking 16, making one wonder how his stuff will translate to the major league level.Despite a 5.87 ERA for the Tides this season, Verrett has fared well in his previous stints with the Orioles, pitching to a 3.38 ERA in eight innings and twice recording victories in extra-inning performances.Coming off Saturday’s disastrous 16-3 loss to the Yankees, the Orioles rank 13th in the American League with a 4.61 team ERA.In more encouraging bullpen-related news, manager Buck Showalter revealed that Britton will complete one more bullpen session and throw live batting practice this week. If those sessions go well, the lefty is scheduled to begin his minor-league rehab assignment at short-season Single-A Aberdeen on June 19.Britton has spent all but a few days on the disabled list with a left forearm strain since mid-April.last_img read more

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Champions League failures haunt Guardiola as Man City fall short again

first_imgSpurs survived a seven-goal thriller on Wednesday night at the Etihad, losing the battle 4-3 but winning the war on away goals thanks to their 1-0 victory in the first leg a titanic quarter-final tie.A match that saw City lead 1-0, trail 2-1, then forge ahead 4-2 to lead the tie for the first time before Fernando Llorente’s controversial decisive goal was allowed to stand after a VAR check for handball, brought one final twist in stoppage time.Guardiola scampered down the touchline in celebration when Raheem Sterling thought he had completed his hat-trick with the goal to take City into the semi-finals for just the second time.Seconds later, delirium turned to disbelief, as Guardiola sank to his knees in the realisation that VAR had revealed an offside earlier in the move.Guardiola described the exit as “cruel.” Winning the Champions League remains the grail for the club’s Abu Dhabi owners after a decade of pouring money into the club, but no one can say they were not entertained.For the much-lauded Catalan coach, though, the elimination continues a pattern of Champions League anguish since he won the title for a second time with his great Barcelona team in 2011.Guardiola’s Barca reign ended in semi-final defeat to Chelsea in 2012 and there were last four exits in each of his three seasons at Bayern Munich.The upturn in City’s standards since he arrived in 2016 is unquestionable, and they could still complete an unprecedented treble of Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in England.However, it is for Champions League success that Guardiola was pursued so long by City, and in three attempts he has failed to even reach the semi-finals.Guardiola has consistently played down City’s potential as a European powerhouse in his three years in charge, contrasting their lack of historic success to Barca, Bayern and Real Madrid.But it is Monaco, Liverpool and now a Spurs side 16 points adrift of City in the Premier League, that have sent his expensively assembled squad packing in the Champions League.— Brilliant assists —A common theme has been City’s poor defensive record. Monaco scored three times in both legs in the last 16 in 2017, Liverpool thrice in 31 minutes to take a decisive lead in last season’s quarter-final and, even shorn of Harry Kane, Tottenham became just the second visiting side this season to score three at the Etihad.Guardiola will contend that is why his approach for the first leg was more conservative, but the lack of an away goal ultimately cost him.The decision to leave out Kevin de Bruyne in north London last week was even more questionable after the Belgian bagged a hat-trick of brilliant assists on Wednesday.“Guardiola might say that the passages of chaos here, as City traded goals with Spurs like an under-nines match after too many Haribos, explained why he had tightened up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Fernandinho alongside Ilkay Gundogan, showing untypical caution,” wrote The Times.“But others, even David Silva, could have made way. You wonder if there can ever be a right time to omit a fit De Bruyne when you marvelled at his hat-trick of assists here.”Kevin De Bruyne starred for Manchester City in the second leg against Tottenham after being dropped for first. AFP/Ben STANSALLA Premier League title is still to be won for City and there is little time to reflect before Tottenham visit again on Saturday.Winning their last five league games would deliver an eighth league title in 10 seasons across three countries for Guardiola.But after seven straight failed attempts, questions remain over his suitability for the cut-throat nature of the Champions League.“There is a theory that Guardiola, the master of control and systems, just isn’t suited to the intangibles of one-off knockout football,” wrote The Guardian.“Nights where an entire campaign can be thrown away in a fit of human frailty or a surge of irresistible emotion.”last_img read more