FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Stream Watch volunteers have been working over the summer to try and make a difference for the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, and their final stop is Kasilof Beach. Tuesday, August 14, is the final Trash-ercize event for the summer hosted by the local Stream Watch volunteers. Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. According to a Facebook post, they will be cleaning the south beach this week so make sure to meet in the parking area for the south beach. They will also have some prizes to give out for most trash picked up, coolest piece of trash, etc. Alice Main a coordinator with Kenai Stream Watch: “Stream Watch is a volunteer program that works to protect our world class fisheries through peer to peer education, and restoration projects across the Kenai Peninsula.” Main: “If anyone wants to volunteer we basically supply all the things you need. If you come to a beach clean up event we will have the gloves, trash pickers, hand sanitizer, bags. We just ask that folks are prepared for the weather.” The Kasilof Beach clean up event will take place tomorrow, at 6pm, contact Stream Watch at 907-398-4304 to volunteer.
3rd Jacob Cummings (8) 36ptsB Flight1st Barry Copestake (16) 43pts2nd Eddy Beilby (17) 36pts3rd Mick Beresford (16) 36ptsNear Pins: No 5 Barry Copestake, No 8 Peter Terry, No12 Yui Bietry, No16 Ian Pickles.The Scribe has been playing golf (or at least owned a set of clubs) for around 25 years yet he has never accomplished what Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake did this Sunday – his very first hole in one at the par-three 5th. Not only was Barry tops in B Flight and man of the match with a magnificent 43 points, he also cleared the 2’s pot and added a near pin and showed that his dedication on the driving range is staring to pay off.Barry Copestake (right) celebrates his hole in one with friend Thierry Bietry.Barry was seven clear of the quartet of Eddy ‘the Eagle’ Beilby, Jim Bell, Terry Peters and Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford. Eddy was the happiest of that group and Mick had a grin on his face as Jim and Terry were left to prop up the bar.Yui Bietry blew every ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’ away in A Flight with a fine39 points. Peter LeNoury followed Yui up the podium steps head bowed with 37 points and three players went head to head for the bonze spot; Jacob Cummings emerging the victor while Asgar Levin and Ian Pickles joined Jim and Peter at the bar.Back at Lewiinski’s and after the presentation Barry duly rang the bell.Monday, March 16, Khao Kheow B & C – StablefordA Flight1st Lawrie McBride (13) 37pts2nd Freddy Starbeck (14) 35pts3rd Dominic Downey (13) 35ptsB Flight1st Joe Tynan (25) 44pts2nd Peter Henshaw (22) 35pts3rd Colin Davis (17) 34ptsOne never knows when he will strike but Joe Tynan never keeps you waiting too long; the Irishman’s spectacular 44 points was the best in B Flight and on the day overall. Joe was nine strokes clear of fellow Mick, Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw and the Donkey trotted off with the bronze a further shot back.Scotland’s Lawrie McBride stood atop the A Flight podium with a steady 37 points while Freddy Starbeck and Dominic Downey were only separated in second and third places due to a count back, both with 35 points and finishing in that order.Lawrie McBride and Colin Davis split the 2’s pot.Thursday, March 19, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Christy Knight (22) 31pts2nd Tore Eliassen (20) 30pts3rd Joe Tynan (25) 30ptsIt might be that the low season has arrived a little early as only a small but talented field hit the road to take on the always tough Mountain Shadow. Christy Knight sat atop the podium with 31 points, one stroke clear of Tore Eliassen and the resurgent Joe ‘smoking; Tynan. The count back dictated that they climb the podium in that order.The flamboyant Walter Baechli was the sole heir to the ‘2’s potFriday, March 20, Crystal Bay C & A – StablefordA Flight 1st Anne Stokes (12) 40pts2nd Walter Baechli (15) 35ptsB Flight1st Peter Henshaw (22) 33pts2nd Torben Nielson (30) 31ptsA fair sized crowd left Lewiinski’s to play the Thai Takenaka creation Crystal Bay. There wasn’t much doubt who won A Flight’s belle of the bar award, Anne Stokes with a sparkling 40 points. She was also the only player to better their handicap. Second spot went to a count back between the flamboyant Water Baechli and Irishman Matt Cronin, but there was no luck of the Irish as Walter edged Matt off the podium.Larry Scattory and Peter ‘the silver surfer’ Henshaw were tied on 33 points in B Flight but a count back was not required because Larry is not a member. Torben Nielson rounded out the flight with 31 points.Walter Baechli was the only player to record a ‘2’.Note: Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street. Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 089 826 0764. Transport is provided. PSC Golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, March 15, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Yui Bietry (10) 39pts2nd Peter LeNoury (11) 37pts
From the beginning of the tournament Short demonstrated his great fighting spirit. Having won the Gibraltar Chess Festival in January, it was apparent that he had come to Bangkok with a high confidence level and the mission to become the sole champion. Mission accomplished! Short played with passion and expertise in his fourth consecutive BCC Open tournament and finally managed to win it.While defending champion GM Jan Gustafsson and Women’s World Champion GM Hou Yifan underperformed, other predominantly Asian participants played very well and often surpassed expectations. In the Challenger category, Tint Swe Win (Myanmar) was the sole winner with 6.5 points after having defeated Filipino front-runner Arnulfo Gavilan Jr. in the final round. Tint Swe Win was followed by a pack of six players from the Philippines!The very competitive and well-attended blitz tournament was won by GM Farrukh Amonatov while IM Nguyen Van Huy was the runner-up, and Wan Yunguo finished third.For more information including a full list of the winners and scores, go to http://bangkokchess.com.GM Farrukh Amonatov faces WGM Pham Le Thao Nguyen of Vietnam in the final of the Blitz Championship. The annual event took place at the Dusit Thani hotel in Bangkok from April 14-19 and was attended by a host of top chess players representing 34 nations in total. India provided the largest contingent with 33 players aiming for the top award and while there were also numerous players from China and the Southeast Asian countries, players travelled from as far away as Europe, the USA, and Australia to be part of one of Asia’s foremost chess events.British GM, Nigel Short, centre, the Bangkok Open Champion 2012, stands alongside India’s M.R. Venkatesh and Neelotpal Das at the conclusion of the tournament. British Grand Master Nigel Short won the recently completed 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 with a last-round draw against IM Nguyen Duc Hoa, whose outstanding performance earned the Vietnamese player a Grand Master norm.
09/03/2016 Despite beating Roma to qualify for the last eight in the Champions League, the Portuguese claimed his side are suffering from a lack of ambition. In quotes to UEFA’s website, the forward said there is still a lot that can be done to improve if they want to win the European Cup for an 11th time. Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again. Just 10 days after his controversial post-Madrid derby comments, when he said some of his team-mates were not at his level, he’s criticised the attitude of his team. Sport EN CET Upd. at 19:52 “We know the quarter and semi-finals are going to be much more difficult. We’re still lacking a lot. We’re lacking continuity, luck, ambition… but if we continue like this, I think we’re on the right path,” he said. However, Cristiano does seem to have learned his lesson in some regards. He took advantage of the interview to praise goalkeeper Keylor Navas: “Keylor has been a crucial player since the start of the campaign. In my opinion he’s one of the team’s best players and he’s a great goalkeeper.”
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Powered by Wakelet Alexis Sanchez is reportedly on his way to Old Trafford 1 Alexis Sanchez was not included in Arsenal’s squad to play Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, sparking rumours he is definitely leaving.According to reports, Manchester United are favourites to sign the Chile forward before the end of the month, as they are willing to offer Sanchez a larger contract – worth around £400,000-per-week – than rivals Manchester City.United are said to be willing to offer Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange for Sanchez, though reports in France suggest Arsenal are close to sign Malcom, the Bordeaux winger, as the Chilean’s replacement.Here, talkSPORT.com looks at a selection of tweets from both delighted Man United fans, who were keen to have a laugh at Arsenal supporters’ expense, and unhappy Gooners.Also, stream Bournemouth v Arsenal here from 13:30 on Sunday 14 January here.Powered by Wakelet
TORONTO – A Federal Court judge wants input by the end of the month into whether he has the power to decide how much the government should pay lawyers who successfully pursued an unprecedented lawsuit against Canada for the loss of Indigenous identity suffered by victims of the ’60s Scoop.The request by Judge Michael Phelan to the lawyers involved comes after Justice Edward Belobaba, in a separate but parallel proceeding in Ontario Superior Court, threw a legal grenade into the Scoop class-action settlement by decrying the $75 million Canada had agreed to pay in legal costs as too rich by half.In a scathing decision in June in which he opened up the larger question of how class-action lawyers are compensated, Belobaba also railed at part of the deal under which lawyers who acted in Federal Court would collect half the fee total — $37.5 million — while the other half would go to the lawyers who had acted in Superior Court.The lawyers who had spent years fighting the landmark case in Superior Court agreed to allow Belobaba to deal with the fee issue separately. That paved the way for his final approval and implementation of the hard-fought Scoop settlement under which survivors are to be paid up to $50,000 each.The lawyers in the Federal Court action, however, made no such concession. They maintained, and still do, that Federal Court Judge Michel Shore, who was handling the matter, had signed off on the settlement on May 11, including the fee arrangement he called fair and reasonable. They nevertheless went back to Federal Court for one more judicial sign-off in light of the change on the Ontario end of the settlement.On Aug. 2, Phelan, who took over the case from Shore, signed an order under which the lawyers in Federal Court would get their $37.5 million.However, the following day, after Belobaba had received a copy of the order, Phelan sent a note to the Federal Court parties in which he said his approval applied to the Scoop agreement “other than fees.”Almost a week later, Phelan questioned whether he could even rule on the fee issue.“In light of Justice Shore’s decision approving fees, what jurisdiction does the court have to consider the issue?” Phelan wrote.In response, lawyer Celeste Poltak with Koskie Minsky in Toronto wrote Phelan to say there never was any new request for the judge to rule on the fees because “the amount was already approved by Justice Shore and Your Honour.”The letter goes on to point out that no one had appealed Shore’s order and, as a result, the fee issue had been “finally disposed of.”Nevertheless, in a case conference call Thursday, Phelan again asked for submissions before Aug. 31 on his authority to deal with the fee issue, and promised to render a decision within a week or so of that date, said Kirk Baert, another lawyer involved in the case.In the interim, the lawyers acting in Superior Court — Jeffery Wilson and Morris Cooper — are waiting to see whether their $37.5 million will materialize. They declined to comment on the latest twist but had previously said it would be grossly unfair for them to have to take home less than their Federal Court counterparts given Belobaba’s criticism.In his decision in June, Belobaba was effusive in praising Wilson, whose small firm took on “enormous” risk by filing the case in 2009 and then put in millions of dollars in time without any guarantee of success.“Bluntly put, this is as close a case of class counsel ‘betting the firm’ as I have seen,” Belobaba wrote.At the same time, the judge slammed “opportunistic” class-action lawyers who had acted in Federal Court, saying he was “stunned” they had admitted to collecting $10 million in fees for essentially having done not much at all.In all, Belobaba said, the total legal bill should have been around $37.5 million — half what was agreed to — of which the Federal Court lawyers deserved no more than $12.5 million.It now remains to be seen whether Phelan makes any changes to the fees and what Belobaba will decide regardless of what happens in Federal Court.
FRASER LAKE, B.C. — An out-of-control wildfire in central British Columbia has prompted a local state of emergency and several evacuations.The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued a state of emergency Saturday night and ordered people to leave an area near the community of Lejac, about five kilometres east of Fraser Lake.An evacuation alert is in place for a larger area, meaning people there have to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.The BC Wildfire Service says the blaze was discovered on Friday, May 3.As of Saturday night, it was estimated to be about 260 hectares in size and was considered to be zero per cent contained.Twenty firefighters, four air tankers and several pieces of heavy equipment have been deployed to fight the fire.The Canadian Press