Prop. 1 Sides Disagree on Impacts to Eliminating Grocery Tax

first_imgPrice: “The amount of the revenue for the city of Soldotna is about 45% of their total income for sales tax in total and their hit with the grocery tax will be somewhere in the area of 10% of that. I don’t believe it’s going to be a severe impact on the city of Soldotna, it won’t be any impact on the borough in general.” He appealed in the Kenai court, which failed, but succeeded last year(2014) in the Alaska Supreme Court which agreed that the people have the right to repeal the ordinance. Sprague: “If Ballot Prop 1 passes, it will be a $1 million plus hit to our budget, and at that time all options are on the table. Cuts, user fees, looking at our general funds surplus, increasing property taxes, so everything would be on the table.” The borough assembly passed the ordinance allowing municipalities to collect a seasonal non-prepared food tax in 2008. Price filed a referendum for repeal in 2010 which was denied by the borough. For more arguments from both sides tune in to KSRM’s Tall, Dark, and Handsome Show at 5:00 pm this evening. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Opposing sides of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Ballot Proposition 1 disagree about how the removal of the wintertime, non-prepared food tax will affect revenue for local cities. Soldotna’s singular Mayoral Candidate Pete Sprague has been vocal in his opposition to the repeal of that ordinance, saying that it will severely impact the city’s finances. James Price has been advocating for the reversal of the ordinance that allows general-law cities to collect a seasonal grocery tax since 2010; He believes the finances of Soldotna, a general-law city, will be fine. Voters will decide on the issue next week in the October 6 municipal election.last_img read more

Virtuoso Kohli century leads India to big 124-run victory

first_imgBy Nick SaidCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli continued his excellent recent form by smashing a sparkling unbeaten century to lead his side to a comprehensive 124-run victory over South Africa in the third One-Day International at Newlands yesterday.Kohli made 160 not out from 159 balls as India, who had been put in to bat, posted 303 for six in their 50 overs, before restricting their hosts to 179 all out to take a 3-0 lead in the series.South Africa’s brittle batting lineup, without injured stalwarts Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock, were stifled once more by the Indian spinners as Kuldeep Yadav, who took career-best figures (4-23 in 9 overs), and Yuzvendra Chahal (4-46 in 9 overs) strangled their innings.The fourth match will be played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.The imperious Kohli now has four centuries in his last six 50-over innings. He survived being given out leg-before-wicket to Kagiso Rabada before he had scored when a review showed he had got the faintest of edges to the ball.After that he was sublime as he put on 139 for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (76 from 63 balls) to lay the platform for India’s sizeable score.“You’re always looking for someone to bat until the end and it’s amazing if you do it as the captain,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.“I was cramping towards the end but I knew I had to stay until the end to get us to 300. These are the times you’re tested mentally as well as physically.”When South Africa captain Aiden Markram (32) and innings top-scorer JP Duminy (51) put on a rapid 78 for the second wicket, the hosts were given hope.Yet the introduction of the excellent Chahal and Yadav, who took eight wickets for 69 runs between them, pegged the innings back.Yadav had Markram stumped by MS Dhoni and Chahal ripped through the middle-order, including the wicket of debutant Heinrich Klaasen (six).Dhoni’s stumping of Markram took him to 400 ODI dismissals, the first Indian wicketkeeper to reach that mark.“Everything is disappointing about this. Yet again we were not up to the mark. We’ve only got ourselves to blame, we have to try harder,” Markram said.“We’ve come across them (the spinners) before and if after all that time we’re still struggling to pick them, it speaks of their quality.” INDIA   inningsRohit Sharma c Heinrich Klaasen b Kagiso Rabada           0Shikhar Dhawan c Aiden Markram b JP Duminy        76Virat Kohli not out         160AjinkyaRahane c Andile Phehlukwayo b JP Duminy            11Hardik Pandya c Heinrich Klaasen b Chris Morris           14MS Dhoni c Lungi Ngidi b Imran Tahir        10Kedar Jadhav c Heinrich Klaasen b Andile Phehlukwayo      1Bhuvneshwar Kumar mot out         16Extras: (lb-3, w-12              15Total: (six wkts, 50.0 overs)        303Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-140, 3-160 4-188, 5-228, 6-236. Bowling: Rabada 10-1-54-1, (w-3), Ngidi   6-0-47-0, (w-2), Morris 9-0-45-1, (w-1), Phehlukwayo 6-0-42-1, (w-5),  Imran Tahir 9-0-52-1, JP Duminy 10-0-60-2.SOUTH AFRICA  inningsHashim Amla lbw Jasprit Bumrah                          1Aiden Markram stp. MS Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav        32JP Duminy lbw Yuzvendra Chahal                       51Heinrich Klaasen lbw Yuzvendra Chahal                        6David Miller c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah                25Khaya Zondo c (sub.) b Yuzvendra Chahal        17Chris Morris lbw Kuldeep Yadav     14Andile Phehlukwayo c Virat Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav               3Kagiso Rabada not out           12Imran Tahir c Virat Kohli b Yuzvendra Chahal            8Lungi Ngidi lbw Kuldeep Yadav   6Extras: (lb-2, w-2)            4)Total: (all out, 40.0 overs)   179 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-79, 3-88, 4-95, 5-129, 6-150, 7-150, 8-158, 9-167. Bowling: Kumar 7-0-41-0,   Bumrah   7-0-32-2, (w-1), Pandya 8-0-35-0, (w-1), Chahal 9-0-46-4, Yadav 9-1-23-4.last_img read more

Tottenham manager dismissed as ‘bigmouth’ – Mourinho ‘arrogance’ and ‘imagination’ slammed

first_imgJose Mourinho conducted an interview with Marca for the Spanish newspaper’s Saturday edition, and on the whole it was very mild. More fireworks would usually be expected from the combination, but the Tottenham boss didn’t say anything controversial about his current club or players, and he didn’t even send any digs towards Manchester United.Still, he’s managed to anger the Catalan media.Mourinho did talk about his time at Real Madrid, and, as he sees it, how he stopped Barcelona’s dominance in Spanish football.Well, Lluis Mascaro is having none of it. In a column for Catalan newspaper Sport he’s called the Tottenham manager a ‘bigmouth’, adding it’s always been the case and it always will be.His ‘arrogance’ hasn’t mellowed in recent years, despite his relative lack of success. Therefore, it’s claimed Mourinho is living on past glories, and trying to make them seem more than they were.The Sport journalist believes that during the Marca interview, Mourinho boasted of things he never actually achieved, such as ‘ending Barca’s hegemony’: ‘Florentino Perez signed Mourinho in the summer of 2010 to try to stop the ‘Pep Team’. And not only did he not succeed, but he had the most appalling ridicule, with humiliations such as the 5-0 at the Bernabeu and the elimination in the semifinals of the Champions League (with an exhibition by Messi)’Mourinho ‘clearly lost’ his battle with Pep Guardiola, according to Sport, and ‘at most’ all he achieved was turning El Clasico matches into a nasty war, on and off the pitch.Anything else, is a figment of his ‘imagination’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo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UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

Christmas Recipe: Sorrel

first_imgSorrel is a Jamaican Christmas tradition that every Caribbean knows about. The sorrel flower is in full bloom at Christmas time in Jamaica. It has a deep red color and unique flavor enhanced with spices, lemon juice and rum (which can be omitted) Both fresh or dried sorrel can be used, whichever is easiest to find. If you’re using fresh sorrel, simply double the amount used in this recipe. This recipe will provide you with 10 cups.What you’ll need:2 ½ cups dried sorrel3 oz fresh ginger, grated5 pimento berries10 cups boiling water2 cups sugar2 Tbsp lemon juice¾ cup white rumWhat to do:1. Place sorrel, ginger and pimento berries in a large pot or mixing bowl2. Pour boiling water over the ingredients; stir and place in fridge overnight to steep3. Using a large strainer, pour the steeped liquid into another container; use a spoon to squeeze more liquid out of the sorrel4. Add sugar, lemon juice and rum to sorrel and stir until sugar has dissolvedlast_img read more

De Villiers ponders T20 World Cup return

first_img(Reuters) – AB de Villiers has confirmed there have been talks about his return to South Africa’s team for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia. De Villiers, widely regarded as one of the best limited- overs batsmen in the world, retired from all forms of international cricket in 2018, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.But after a change in personnel and structure at Cricket South Africa, in which his former team mates Graeme Smith (director of cricket) and Mark Boucher (head coach) have taken key positions, the 35-year-old has had a change of heart.“There’s a lot that needs to happen before that becomes reality, but I would love to,” De Villiers told reporters in Australia. “I’ve been talking to Bouch, Graeme Smith and Faf (Du Plessis) back home. We are all keen to make it happen, it’s a long way away still and plenty can happen – there’s the IPL (Indian Premier League) coming.“I’ve still got to be in form at that time. But I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping everything will work out.”last_img read more

Lyon Beat Strasbourg To Go Third In Ligue 1

first_imgFormer French Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyon are up to third on the league table after a straightforward 2-0 win over visiting Strasbourg at the Groupama Stadium on Friday night.Summer signing Martin Terrier gave the hosts a first half lead for his first goal since he joined the club from fellow top flight side Lille Metropole.Burkina Faso international forward Bertrand Traore then wrapped up the easy win for the Champions League campaigners in the second half.The routine win catapults Lyon above their opponents as they move seven spots up the table from 10th place to joint third with six points from the first three league games of the season.On the other hand, Racing Strasbourg drop two places from 7th to 9th spot with four points from three games.Relatedlast_img

Sandra Bullock rings in 56th birthday with socially distanced party with Jennifer Aniston

first_imgRich Fury/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Although COVID-19 may have altered Sandra Bullock’s plans to celebrate the big 5-6 in style, she still managed to pull off a fun and memorable birthday bash with her friends.The Bird Box star invited some of her closest friends, including Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Paulson for her little get together on Sunday.According to photos shared by attendees, Bullock made sure everyone abided by social distancing guidelines.“Celebrating our girl properly distanced with so much love,” Aniston posted to her Instagram Stories, sharing the fun selfie Practical Magic star snapped of her intimate party.  “HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY WE LOVE YOU!!!”She also threw in several red heart and a party face emoji.The snap was taken in an outdoor patio setting with a decorative box of succulents situated on the table and shows all the attendees, who are sitting apart from each other, sporting face masks.However, it’s apparent that everyone is having a great time and smiling broadly with Aniston and Paulson — who also shared the image to her respective IG stories — making goofy gestures with their hands.  Also pictured was Holland Taylor, who is genially waving at the camera.Aniston and Bullock have been friends for years and even interviewed each other in February for Interview magazine where the two ribbed each other about actor Tate Donovan — whom they both dated in the 90s.The two women joked that he definitely had “a type.”Bullock turned 56 on July 26.By Megan StoneCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 4

first_imgThis isn’t how the season was supposed to begin for the Eagles. Finally having Carson Wentz back under center, fully healthy, this was supposed to be a team that was battling for NFC East supremacy. Instead, three games, the Eagles find themselves staring at a 1-2 record after losing games to the Falcons and Lions by a combined seven points after opening the season with a 32-27 win against the Redskins. The road to righting the ship doesn’t get any easier on Thursday when Philadelphia heads to Lambeau Field to face the 3-0 Packers led by future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers to kick off the NFL’s Week 4 schedule. Below is all the info you need to watch “Thursday Night Football” in Week 4, including the kickoff time, TV channel and a full TNF schedule for 2019.MORE: Watch Eagless vs. Packers live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Who plays on Thursday Night Football tonight?Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay PackersKickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ETThough the Packers have not been off to the offensive start they are typically used to, Green Bay finds itself atop the NFC North thanks to a suffocating defense that has yet to allow more than 16 points in a game. It limited the Bears to just a field goal on the first “Thursday Night Football” game of the year before holding the Vikings and Broncos to just 16 points a piece in the subsequent home games that followed. That’s not to say Rodgers has been holding the team back. Quite the contrary. The 35-year-old signal-caller has a mistake-less season to this point, having completed 57 of 93 passes for four touchdowns and 647 passing yards without an interception.Wentz could be one of the first major challenges for this defense, however. While he, unlike Rodgers, has thrown a pair of interceptions, he has 803 passing yards and six touchdowns on 72 of 118 passing. He’s also rushed 11 times for 41 yards, including a touchdown. He has been bolstered by a stout group of running backs that already nearly has two 100-yard rushing backs in Miles Sanders (106 yards on 34 carries) and Jordan Howard (99 yards on 25 carries). According to Sportsbook Review, the Packers are 4 1/2-point favorites against the visiting Eagles with an over/under of 45.MORE: Full betting preview for Eagles vs. PackersWhat channel is Thursday Night Football on?TV channel (national): NFL Network, FoxTV channel (Philadelphia): WTXFTV channel (Green Bay): WLUKLive stream: fuboTV, Amazon PrimeThursday night broadcast rights are shared between Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime in 2019, so you’ll be able to find games on those channels every week. You can also stream TNF games on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Thursday night games on Fox will be called by its lead broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, sideline reporter Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink and rules analyst Mike Pereira. Andrea Kramer and Hannah Storm are the voices for Amazon Prime’s broadcasts.MORE: What’s wrong with the Eagles? Six causes for concernThursday Night Football TV schedule for 2019All “Thursday Night Football” games start at 8:20 p.m. ET.WeekDateMatchupTV channel4Sept. 26Eagles at PackersFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV5Oct. 3Rams at SeahawksFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV6Oct. 10Giants at PatriotsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV7Oct. 17Chiefs at BroncosFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV8Oct. 24Redskins at VikingsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV9Oct. 3149ers at CardinalsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV10Nov. 7Chargers at RaidersFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV11Nov. 14Steelers at BrownsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV12Nov. 21Colts at TexansFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV14Dec. 5Cowboys at BearsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV15Dec. 12Jets at RavensFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTVlast_img read more

Utah Open qualifier adds 34 golfers to field for this weekend’s tournament

first_imgMIDWAY — Thirty-four golfers have joined the field for this weekend’s Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open through Monday’s qualifier at the Soldier Hollow Gold Golf Course.Among the 34 who will compete in the 54-hole tournament at Riverside Country Club Friday through Sunday are several local golfers, including Dane Nelson, who led all qualifiers with a 66. Others with Utah ties are Garrett Fotu and C.J. Lee at 67, Preston Alder at 68, JT Timmons, Braxton Miller and amateurs Kenny You and Austin Banz at 69, amateur Jacob Boyce at 70 and Joe Parkinson and amateurs Blake Tomlinson, Chase Lansford, Stephen Lindsey and Oscar Maxfield at 71.last_img

Mike Sorensen: I saw Tony Finau’s hole-in-one at Augusta — but I didn’t see everything else

first_img Related Also 1 year ago, chasing aces and breaking ankles @tonyfinaugolf https://t.co/tGQa0Ve2YP— Chasing Aces and Ringing Bells (@DTGAces) April 4, 2019 Tony Finau’s inspiring trek around Augusta National not surprising to old friend Utah golfer Tony Finau sets sights high for his fifth year on the PGA Tourcenter_img With Finau unavailable to talk, I was left to receive updates from his coach, Boyd Summerhays, who told me a few hours later that Finau was getting an MRI the next morning and would be a “game-time decision.”With no more news coming out about Finau’s injury it was up in the air whether he would even be able to play, right up until he teed off. As we all know, all Finau did was go out and shoot a 4-under 68 in his first round at Augusta National on that bum ankle and stayed in contention the rest of the week, finishing in a tie for 10th place.By now you’d think he’d be weary of talking about the hole-in-one injury, which he recently called “probably the most embarrassing and craziest moment of my life.”But as embarrassing as the incident was, Finau embraces it now.“It was a negative thing at first, but it’s turned into a positive,” he said. “It inspired a lot of people and got me a lot of popularity, which I’m totally fine with.”And what happens if he makes another ace in Wednesday’s Par-3 Contest this year?“I’m not going to run — I learned that lesson for sure.” AUGUSTA, Ga. — On that first Wednesday last April, I was there at the seventh hole on the Augusta National Par-3 Course when it happened.With his wife, children and other family members, as well as a few thousand Masters “patrons” looking on, Utah’s Tony Finau made the 12th hole-in-one of his life with a wedge shot on the uphill 115-yard hole. Then, while celebrating, he rolled his ankle, briefly dislocating it, before sitting down and putting it back in place and then limping up the fairway. It was a moment that went viral worldwide and brought Finau notoriety that he didn’t envision.Like I said, I was there and I witnessed it … but I didn’t see it all.Let me explain.I was up near the seventh green when Finau hit his tee shot. The ball landed some 40 feet above and right of the hole and rolled swiftly down the slope until it hit the pin and settled into the cup.I glanced toward the tee to see Finau sprinting up the fairway with his hands high in the air and his wife and children cheering behind him.I can’t remember exactly what I did next, but as I was looking back toward the tee, the fans to my left had stood up and obscured my view down the fairway. Figuring I wouldn’t be seeing any more shots by Finau with his ball already in the hole, I started heading over to the ninth green so I could watch the threesome of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson finish their rounds. Then I would wait for Finau to finish and talk to him about his ace.As I was watching Nicklaus, Watson and Player finish up, wouldn’t you know it, I saw another hole-in-one. Turns out it was made by Gary Nicklaus Jr., Jack’s 15-year-old grandson at No. 9 (children, grandchildren and others often hit shots in the casual par-3 event). So in a span of about 20 minutes, I saw two of the three aces that day in the Par-3 Contest.After that, I made my way to a roped-off press area where I could talk with Tony. But I was surprised and disappointed when Finau, after holing out on No. 9, was whisked past me in a golf cart and an official announced Finau wouldn’t be available to speak because of a “medical issue.”Here I had my chance to talk to our local player about his ace at the Masters and I couldn’t even talk to him.Wait, medical issue?Yep, that was the first I knew about Finau’s famous dance up the seventh fairway a half-hour earlier that had resulted in a badly sprained ankle.last_img read more