Nanwalek SchoolNanwalek SchoolMay 21, 20181:00 PM The School District reminds parents to make sure their contact information is up to date, so schools can communicate with families during the summer break. Ninilchik High SchoolNinilchik School GymMay 21, 20187:00 PM Kachemak Selo SchoolKachemak Selo SchoolMay 24, 201811:00 AM Kenai Central High SchoolRenee C. Henderson AuditoriumMay 21, 20186:30 PM Kenai Alternative SchoolKenai Alt GymMay 22, 20185:00 PM FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The final week of the school year for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District students has arrived and high school seniors are finishing their final few days before graduation. Homer FlexIslands and Oceans Visitor’s CenterMay 22, 20185:00 PM Seward High SchoolSeward HighMay 23, 20187:00 PM Homer High SchoolHomer High GymMay 22, 20187:00 PM KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek says he’s seeing plenty of excited students: “Their last day is Wednesday and teachers’ last day is Thursday. Another fantastic year in our schools, I really, really am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with kids’ learning and we will continue to make sure everybody knows exactly what’s happening within our schools.” Susan B. EnglishSusan B English SchoolMay 23, 20184:00 PM Hope SchoolHope SchoolMay 22, 20187:00 PM Voznesenka SchoolLand’s End, HomerMay 24, 20184:30 PM Tebughna SchoolTebughna School GymMay 21, 20185:00 PM Nikolaevsk SchoolNikolaevsk SchoolMay 24, 20185:00 PM Port Graham SchoolPort Graham SchoolMay 21, 20184:00 PM River City AcademySoldotna Sports CenterMay 21, 20186:00 PM Razdolna SchoolNo Graduates ConnectionsSoldotna High School AuditoriumMay 24, 20184:00 PM Cooper LandingNo Graduates Click here for the complete list of graduation dates/times. For information regarding scholarship awards ceremonies, call the District office at 714-8888. Nikiski High SchoolNikiski High GymMay 23, 20187:00 PM Soldotna High SchoolSoldotna Sports CenterMay 22, 20187:00 PM
The calls for better marketing and promotion of Jamaican sports have become almost nauseating because of their frequency. Our prowess in sports across the spectrum is in absolutely no doubt. Jamaicans generally are athletic, strong, fast, and skilful. We are absolutely brilliant at individual sports, as reflected by our pound-for-pound dominance of world sprinting. Jamaica also has great potential and, indeed, pedigree in international team sports as displayed by our world-ranked netballers, and to a lesser extent our various football teams.Jamaican sportsmen and women over several generations have flirted with, and in some cases, have achieved brilliance at every level of sport, and in the process we’ve produced an incredible number of world beaters conspicuously disproportionate to our size. It is from this puzzling position and context that these frequent cries have emanated. We need to do more, and do better, at marketing local sports products and our emerging sports stars.The fact is, though, Jamaica is a unique and unusual marketplace, especially for local sports. It is much easier to sell foreign sporting content to a Jamaican audience than it is to sell local content to the same audience. We have a history of being much more accepting of conventional international marketing methods and products than we have been to the nuances of our local reality. We have, for example, a very unorthodox football culture, where amateur schoolboy football is still the most popular, best-supported and best-sponsored level of football in the country. This unorthodoxy spills over to the national level, where the support of the general public for the teams fluctuates on a knife’s edge, depending on current results. Traditional norms of loyalty, patriotism, and innate love for the sport are not constant, neither from the fans nor from the sponsors. It is, therefore, almost impossible to plan and execute conventional marketing strategies beyond the schoolboy level.Athletics is our undisputed flagship international sport, which also has its linchpin in the amateur ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, popularly known as ‘Champs,’ which is not just the biggest event on the athletics calendar, but is biggest single sporting event in the entire local sporting calendar. This phenomenon of Jamaicans supporting their high-school sporting events more than they support senior and international events renders textbook marketing methods for the top level of these sports all but useless. COVERT CULTURAL RESISTANCE Another strange Jamaican dynamic is our covert cultural resistance to the elevation of our fellow natives as stars, explained by our obsession with humility. It is reasonable to presume that this lingering enigma in our psyche prevents us from better maximising the star potential of our sportsmen and women.Add into the mix the subtle classism that continues to manifest itself in the stigmatisation of certain type of sports as being for a certain class of Jamaicans, while another type of sports is for another class of Jamaicans. This kind of divisive undertone also debilitates against a wholesome exploitation of each other’s collective value and potential.Add all that uniqueness to the conventional challenges of being a small Third-world nation with a stuttering economy and relatively low levels of disposable income. There are also the obstacles associated with the rapid technological advances, which have totally shifted the dynamics of the market space.Sport has been great, and will continue to be great, for Jamaica, but as the discourse and exploration continue into how to increase our shares in this multibillion-dollar industry, let us realise, understand, and accept that the Jamaican market space is not a normal market space. It is a space that not just requires, but demands creative, innovative, and non-traditional marketing strategies.
Having qualified as a doctor in 2019 Fawcett, like many others, has been thrown in at the deep-end in the fight against COVID-19 with the second row spending her long and draining shifts draped in PPE. “I work in the Emergency Department (ED) at Yeovil District Hospital, and every day has brought its own new challenges. “We have a large part to play in our patient’s experience, and now more than ever I think patients are pretty scared when they come to hospital. We can do so much to help relieve their anxieties and begin treatment as the first point of call in hospital.“Saying all that, the morale amongst the staff is high, and we’re so united as a hospital. Absolutely everyone is supporting each other; doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters; we’re all on the same team and it definitely shows! “Before the pandemic I used to work 8-hour shifts and 1 in 4 weekends, I’m now doing 9 hour shifts and 1 in 3 weekends. “The majority of patients we see are suspected cases, but we are still seeing the regular stuff, people who have fallen over and broken bones, people presenting with chest pain, or possible strokes, but it’s nowhere near as much as we were seeing back in February. “Even so, I’m coming home from each shift more exhausted than I used to be, despite not having seen as many patients. I think because the environment we’re working in is more intense and, it might sound silly, but wearing extra layers of PPE all day is pretty tiring in itself – imagine doing preseason conditioning on a hot summer’s day in your skins.“I honestly love my job though; I look forward to going in every day and having a part to play and I think we’ll all have learnt a lot from this.” Fawcett and her colleagues across the country have seen a staggering amount of support over the last 6-8 week with the country coming to a stand-still at 8pm on Thursday evenings to applaud the NHS workers from windows, gardens and balconies. “The first time it happened I was in tears! I live in the centre of Yeovil town, and there’s not many residents around here, so that first evening caught me off-guard. “You could hear it echoing down the high street and the flat’s we can see were out on their balconies, it was amazing, and it meant so much. “Each week I feel like there’s more and more people getting involved and my family send messages and videos of people clapping in their streets. It never fails to make me a bit emotional, and I know everyone working on the frontline really appreciates the support.”Clea is one of four Bristol Bears Women players who are NHS workers alongside; Simi Pam, Alice Middleton and Phoebe Beer. Finally, facing another three weeks minimum in lockdown, Clea has a message for all of us at home.“Keep doing what you’re doing! Staying at home is the best way to show us your support and it has made such a difference already. Everyone is playing such a big part by following the lockdown advice and it’s important to remember that each one of us is helping so many people.” From crossing the white line at Shaftesbury Park, to fighting on the frontline on the COVID-19 ward at Yeovil District Hospital, 2020 has been a ‘whirlwind’ for all thus far, especially those working in the NHS. “This season has been a whirlwind for me in so many ways and has brought so many new challenges not least of which was learning how to balance work and playing rugby for the first time in my life, said Fawcett. “Medical school only prepares you so much for working life as a doctor, there is so much more learning on the job and it’s been a real challenge, albeit a very rewarding one. The pandemic came and has thrown an absolute curveball – no one would have thought that 8 months into our first job we would be on the frontline of a worldwide crisis. “I know I couldn’t have reached this position today without rugby and without the teammates and coaches I’ve had over the years. Rugby training/matches and the gym are normally my main outlets for a stressful day at work, and not having those has been a big change to get used to, but everyone at Bears, our friends, family and colleagues are all behind us 100% of the way.”
Cricket The final World Cricket League tournament ever saw three nations Namibia, Oman and USA clinch ODI status for the first time in their respective histories, while PNG reclaimed their ODI status in dramatic fashion. The four nations will now join Nepal, Scotland and UAE in playing a guaranteed 36 one day internationals between now and 2021. Some familiar faces shone bright in Windhoek, capital of Namibia while some new ones put in breakthrough performances, and broke into the ESPNcricinfo’s XI for the tournament. These 11 players also helped set the stage for some exciting match-ups over the next three years as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup League two and Challenge league, the restructured qualification pathway to the 2023 World Cup. One of the breakthrough players was Papua New Guineas Nosaina Pokana who claimed one of the bowling positions in the team of the six-nation tournament. The left-armer was one of the biggest reasons PNG left Namibia with ODI status again. His 5 for 14 reduced Oman to 6-23 in the epic must win fightback game on the last day to help PNG wipe out a sizable net run-rate deficit with Canada. He also turned Hong Kong’s innings upside down earlier in the tournament with the crucial wicket of Rath who was the leading run scorer for the tournament. The full team of the tournament: Stephan Baard (Namibia), Anshman Rath (Hong Kong), Kinchit Shah (Hong Kong), Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman), Mohammad Nadeem (Oman), Davy Jacobs (Canada), JJ Smit (Namibia), Jan Frylinck (Namibia), Fayyaz Butt (Oman), Ali Khan (USA) and Nosaina Pokana (PNG).
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban leads his team onto the field prior to the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports)Once a week, USA TODAY Sports asks its network of college football experts to analyze the biggest topics in the country’s most debated conference, the SEC.WEEK 15: Expert picksThis week the panel discusses what it will take for the Crimson Tide to buckle in championship week.Matt Osborne, Southern Pigskin: The key component in Missouri having any opportunity to knock off Alabama is undoubtedly quarterback Maty Mauk. Although Mauk played very well in relief of James Franklin as a redshirt freshman last season, the Tigers’ signal caller has suffered through some rather pronounced struggles in 2014. Going up against a Crimson Tide secondary which ranks just 10th in the conference in pass defense, opportunities will be available for some explosive plays. Mauk, however, will have to be much better than he was during regular-season conference play, when he completed just 49% of his passing attempts for eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Alabama is still as strong as ever when defending against the run, so Missouri’s best opportunity to move the football consistently will rest squarely upon Mauk’s right shoulder.Laken Litman, For The Win: If Alabama is drained from its emotional win against Auburn in last week’s Iron Bowl, there’s a chance Missouri could pull the upset.Last week the Tigers were down 14-3 against Arkansas but found a way to score 18 unanswered points and win. This is a team that lost to Indiana and was shut out by Georgia, yet here it is in the SEC championship game. The Tigers are resilient and know they can knock the Crimson Tide’s playoff hopes to the curb — and maybe even miraculously take its place, even though that seems unlikely.If Alabama turns the ball over, it’s in trouble. Missouri has a plus-9 turnover margin and if it has a short field, quarterback Maty Mauk has solid options out wide in Bud Sasser and Jimmie Hunt. Another big thing for the Tide is left tackle Cameron Robinson, who sprained his shoulder against Auburn. He’s expected to play but will he be 100%? Mizzou leads the SEC with 38 sacks (10th best in the FBS), and linemen Shane Ray and Markus Golden have combined for 22 sacks and 36.5 tackles for loss.If it’s a game of little things, these are places where Alabama needs to be careful or Missouri could find opportunities to win.William McFadden, The Sports Quotient: For Alabama to lose this weekend, Missouri will need to follow the blueprint of the teams that gave Alabama the most trouble this season. Ole Miss beat the Tide 23-17, and Arkansas, LSU and Mississippi State all stayed within a touchdown. In each of these games, the teams did three things well: limit Amari Cooper, win on third down and contain the run. In each of Alabama’s close games the star receiver was held under 100 yards. The Tide also struggled running the ball against these SEC-West foes, averaging only 3.35 YPC, nearly two yards fewer than their season average.While both of these factors will be important, Missouri needs to win the third-down battle on both sides of the ball to have any chance. Offensively, Alabama converted only 35% of its third downs in these close games, significantly lower than its 52.6% conversion rate on the season. The Rebels, Razorbacks and Tigers also converted third downs at better than 40%. If Missouri is going to upset Alabama, it will come down to its ability to keep Lane Kiffin’s offense off of the field and Maty Mauk and Co. on it. A little luck wouldn’t hurt either.Rick Brisse, Sports Glory: Nick Saban is 8-1 in conference or national championship games, but Missouri is on a roll right now. For Alabama to lose, the Tigers will need their outstanding pass rush to contain quarterback Blake Sims and force him into some bad throws. The Tigers are second in the SEC and tied for 18th nationally with a plus-nine turnover margin. On offense, running backs Russell Hansbrough and Marcus Murphy will have to take some of the burden off QB Maty Mauk. The Crimson Tide’s weak link is special teams, so the Tigers explosive return man Marcus Murphy, who leads the SEC with an average of 31.9 yards per kickoff return, will need to find a way to break a big return to give the Tigers a chance to beat the No. 1 team in the country.
Callum Hudson-Odoi scored twice as Chelsea’s Under-18s opened their Merit Group campaign by thrashing West Ham 4-0 at the east London side’s training ground.There were also goals for Luke McCormick, who opened the scoring with a penalty, and Cole Dasilva in a one-sided game. After McCormick’s early penalty, Hudson-Odoi rounded the keeper and slotted into an empty net to double the visitors’ lead.AdChoices广告It was 3-0 by half-time courtesy of a classy goal by Hudson-Odoi, who chipped home after being put through by Dasilva.And a lovely move three minutes into the second half culminated in George McEachran dummying and Dasilva firing in the fourth.Blues keeper Jared Thompson then saved a penalty to deny West Ham a consolation goal. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Bitcoin Boy’ Says if You’re Not a Millionaire in Two Years, It’s Your Own Fault 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 Pole Vaulter Allison Stokke is Finally Talking About the Photo Changing Her Life x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Conte shrugs off reports Barca are eyeing Chelsea trioWest Brom boss hints he will try to sign Terry
Embed from Getty ImagesSon Heung-min gets the nod over Erik Lamela to start for Tottenham in the last-16 Champions League second leg at Wembley.Spurs make just one change from the weekend win over Huddersfield, with Kieran Trippier coming in for the suspended Serge Aurier.AdChoices广告Juventus duo Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala, who missed the 2-2 draw in the first leg, both return after recovering from their respective injuries. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Rose, Wanyama, Lucas, Lamela, Sissoko, Llorente.Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Douglas Costa, Higuain, Dybala.Subs: Szczesny, Rugani, Lichtsteiner, Asamoah, Marchisio, Sturaro, Bentancur.
[/media-credit] Palace worked hard to stop Ryan Sessegnon Slavisa Jokanovic has vowed not to ditch his team’s sense of adventure in favour of a more cautious approach.The Whites fell to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace on their return to the Premier League after a four-year absence – picked off by a team looking to stay compact and play on the break.But the reverse will not persuade the Fulham boss to change the team’s style in the months ahead, even if the demands of the Premier League are bound to test his resolve.AdChoices广告“I believe we can improve, definitely, and we must improve many things, but we showed more or less the style we want to follow,” Jokanovic said.“We must adapt and have more power and more speed and more quality, as mistakes we made in the past will be more expensive than in the Championship. See also:Boss Jokanovic plays down expectations at FulhamPalace punish Fulham on their Premier League returnJokanovic confident despite Fulham defeatFulham v Crystal Palace player ratingsSpurs clash ‘a great opportunity’ – Jokanovic “But if you ask me to park the bus and try and finish the game 0-0, I don’t have this quality in my team.“I always in my life make some kind of risk, but this is what we are doing and I think it is less of a risk [to attack]. We are going to try and follow our style.”Jokanovic added: “You can feel it’s a different level. It’s a tougher situation for us and a challenge for me personally and for my players and the club. We know it’s not going to be easy.“We need to build a Premier League team. We are ready for this. We need time to adapt ourselves. I can’t answer how long it will take but we are ready to work hard.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook [/media-credit] Slavisa Jokanovic led Fulham back to the Premier League
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo today brings a big story about West Ham United’s interest in the Alavés defender Guillermo Maripán. Their story is a mix of recent claims about the chase and some recent quotes which would encourage his move to the Premier League.Starting with the claims, it’s been said that West Ham may have made a €11.5m bid for the defender. The outlet doesn’t claim it to be some exclusive information, as they make it sound like it’s been said before.The amount is still not close to the €23m demanded by Alavés. But Mundo Deportivo believes that this is just how negotiations are made, and in case the Hammers stay strong in the talks, the player could indeed leave for the first bid.Embed from Getty ImagesMaripan is currently with the Chilean national team, and speaking to the local media, he’s claimed that moving to the Premier League would be a big thing for him.“I’ve always liked the Premier, I’ve always wanted to play there. I hope that when the transfer window opens in the European summer, some situations may occur,” Maripan told Pauta de Juego (via Mundo Deportivo).“Since childhood I have always liked what the Premier League is. I would like to go there, it is a great challenge on a personal level.“What comes in the future I’ll decide after the cup. Now I’m just thinking about the Copa America.”So in case West Ham’s bid is true, it looks very likely that Maripan could be having a compatriot manager in London next season.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, 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 DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo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UndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndo
From the standings of the tournament table, the most important match will take place tonight at Sloka Stadium, where the potential six point game among those left without Euroc Cups for the second season Jūrmala “Spartaku” and the unit that set foot on the seafarers last year for international competitions – “Valmiera”. The two teams are separated by only two points, but the seafarers still have one postponed game in reserve. After the missed one game due to an injury, Neman Belakovich returned to the ranks of the seafarers in the previous round, who was in the first position in the table of the top scorers of the Premier League for most of the season. Today’s opponent Tolu Arokodare, who has scored seven goals in the last three games, dropped the Serb from the first stage, standing out with a total of 12 assists this season.At the first meeting of both teams, a 2: 2 settlement was signed. However, the team of Jūrmala, which missed the two-goal advantage, must definitely be considered the loser. Both bombers scored two units in the first battle. Ariagner Smith also sent an accurate shot to the Jūrmala under the goal post, while Samats Sarsenov became one of the victims of the riot. The players’ uprising against the team’s coach Tamaz Perthy made Valmiera clean up the lineup. This has had a particularly severe effect on the position of the goalkeepers, where the only options are Rudolf Soloha, the all-green for the Superintendent, and Vlad Eleferenko, the Russian goalkeeper who has played in doubles so far.The second least productive team this season “Jelgava” will host the tournament vice-leaders RFS. “Elk” has never scored more than two goals in the game this season, doing it only against the latter “Tukums” and “Mettu”. Although there is a lot of thickening in the tournament table and the gap between the teams in terms of points is small, the game calendar is not at all grateful to the Zemgale team for a quick jump higher. RFS, meanwhile, has made a number of additions during the summer transition and is patiently waiting for an unexpected stumbling block. Former Daugavpils leader Chininso Ofors has become a successful addition from the reserve bench, but the joining of Jānis Ikaunieks to the ranks of the capital’s team has further increased the team’s attack potential.In the first round, when the people of Jelgava visited RFS, the team of the capital succeeded with 1: 0. After an unrealized penalty kick of 11 meters, Thomas Šimkovičs rehabilitated during the game, scoring the only goal of the match. Interestingly, both teams replaced the goalkeepers for the first time in the 13th round. Respectively, Danilo Kucher and Vladislav Kurakin took the place of Kaspars Iksten and Dmitry Grigoriev, who were members of the team last year in the ranks of RFS.A fierce battle is expected on the shores of the Baltic Sea. In the second Kurzeme derby of the season “Liepaja” will host “Ventspils”. Liepaja, who started the season with two victories, was able to achieve only one success in the next ten games. Thus, “Liepāja” has reached the penultimate position of the tournament table, the team is threatened by late autumn playoffs. Meanwhile, “Ventspils” is not in the intended position, taking only the fifth place. The current principal captain of the “Ventspils” team Eduards Tīdenbergs will become even more principled in the ranks.Artūrs Karašauskas was disqualified for seven games and received a severe penalty for threatening a referee. Currently, Karašausks has spent more Virslīga games as a spectator from the side than he was on the field. The lack of a creative striker for “Liepāja” was definitely noticeable, which is also evidenced by the position in the tournament table. Before being disqualified, Karašauskas scored two goals in six games and made four assists. Karašauskas scored one of his goals directly against “Ventspils”, in the first meeting of both teams, but these goals did not save Liepaja from a loss with 1: 2. The exact shots of Lukas Villela and Daniil Ulimbashev allowed Ventspils to win.The game will be broadcast live on the Sportacentrs.com television channel at 18:00 between “Spartak” and “Valmiera”. In turn, at 20:15 you will be able to watch the fight from Jelgava.14th round of the Optibet Premier LeagueDateTimeThe gameLive streamThe result11.0818:00Metta – Tukums 2000Sportacentrs.com2:0 (0:0)11.0818:00Daugavpils – RigaSportacentrs.com0:1 (0:1)12.0818:00Spartak – ValmieraSportacentrs.com12.0818:00Jelgava – RFSSportacentrs.com12.0820:00Liepāja – VentspilsBest4SportTournament tableVThe teamSUNWITHGatesP1.Riga14130134:8392.RFS13101234:13313.Valmiera1363422:21214.Spartacus1252321:19195.Ventspils1344515:16166.Daugavpils1443722:21157.Metta1443716:24158.Jelgava1342711:25149.Liepaja1232718:231110.Tukums 200014041010:354The best goal scorersVPlayerThe teamGates1.Tolu ArokodareValmiera12 (2)2.Nemaņa BelakovičsSpartacus83.EmersonsRFS7Chinonso OforsDaugavpils / RFS75.Kulē MbomboRiga7 (2)6.Richard FreudLiepaja6Cedric QuadioRFS68.Raimonds KrollisMetta6 (1)