Sunday 15 August 2010 10:44 pm Obama hopes publicity stunt will allay Gulf oil fears as BP suspends seal plans US PRESIDENT Barack Obama and his family visited Florida’s Gulf coast this weekend as part of a drive to encourage tourism to the region blighted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Speaking before an afternoon dip with his daughter, Obama said his administration remains committed to ensuring a full clean-up is carried out. “I’ll not be satisfied until the environment has been restored, no matter how long it takes,” Obama said in Panama City Beach, Florida. “We’re going to continue to monitor and remove any oil that reaches the surface.”Beaches all along the Gulf coast are clean and open for business and the seafood is safe, he added. The trip came as BP’s attempts to permanently seal off the well that caused the devastating oil leak have suffered a setback.Up to 1,000 barrels of oil are thought to remain trapped in the well and US officials fear new leaks may form when the company pumps in more mud and cement for the final plug.BP has had to suspend work on the relief well and bottom-kill procedure until further tests are completed.The firm is expected to finish its analysis tomorrow and says its driller rig is on standby to carry out the work. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot Tags: NULL KCS-content
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Read the full story on iGB North America. Sports betting Regions: Virginia Topics: Sports betting The Virginia Lottery in April reported the first month-on-month decline in sports wagering revenue and handle since the US state’s regulated market launched in January. Adjusted gross revenue for April amounted to $11.4m, down 17.4% from $13.8m in Marchand also 6.6% lower than $12.2m in February, the first month of full regulation in Virginia. Player spending on sports betting slipped 22.3% month-on-month to $236.4m, though the Virginia Lottery noted that March’s figures were helped by betting on the NCAA ‘March Madness’ college basketball tournament. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Virginia sees first sports betting revenue and handle declines in April 1st June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Consumers won $217.0m from betting on sports during April, while the state generated $1.7m in tax from sports wagering in. Virginia’s tax rate for sports betting is set at 15% of adjusted gross revenue – total bets minus winnings and other authorized deductions. Tags: Revenue Handle Virginia The April handle was also 11.1% lower than the $265.8m wagered by players in February. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aluworks Limited (ALW.gh) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileAluworks Limited is an aluminium continuous casting and cold rolling mill in Ghana. It supplies high-quality aluminium coils, discs, flat sheets and sheet-in-coil raw material to small- and medium-scale factories throughout the West African sub-region. These factories manufacture household cooking utensils, corrugated roofing sheets and general fabrication products. The company also offers technical advice and support to establishments setting new manufacturing factories, assist during trial runs with sample material and supply raw material for full production. Aluworks Limited’s factory has been operational since 1985 with an installed capacity of 10 000 metric tons of various aluminium products and a plant capacity of some 30 000 metric tons per annum. Aluworks Limited was incorporated as a public limited liability company in 1996. Aluworks Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Seeing Webb translate domestic prowess onto the Test stage this autumn has been so refreshing. It would be such a shame if injury prevented him a chance to take on the Springboks.Even so, he has surely done enough to cement his standing as the number one scrum-half in Wales up to 2015 and beyond. Now, watch the score in full from this angle: “They are a world-class team, but I think they are to be taken as well. They’ve been getting a bit flustered when people have been going at them” – Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb.It was hardly trash talk in the same league as boxing’s biggest bad-mouths, but Webb’s comments last week drew grins and groans in equal measure.Some were encouraged by the spiky confidence of a player in the form of his life. Others labelled the sentiments as pure naivety on the part of a seven-cap 25 year-old who had never before faced New Zealand, yet still saw it fit to poke the All Black bear.Whatever your stance on his provocative preview, it is hard to disagree that Webb fully vindicated it. When he left the field on 56 minutes with a groin twinge – something Rob Howley is hopeful he will recover from in time to face South Africa this weekend – Wales were leading 13-10.It was a winning situation, and Webb’s inspiring performance had been instrumental. Here is a run-down of how he excelled across the board.Kicking varietyThe keys to kicking from hand, especially against the phenomenal All Blacks back three, are accuracy and decisiveness. Either the ball must be sent back over their heads or close enough for chasers to contest. Anywhere in between and the likes of Julian Savea and Ben Smith will run riot.As the sides sparred early on, Webb demonstrated a full repertoire. First, watch him clear from a lineout just outside the Welsh 22:Unable to send it straight into touch as the lineout is outside the 22, Webb must keep the ball within the field of play. He does so, and the sheer length of the kick means Smith must adjust.This allows the Wales kick-chase to make up ground. Isolating the moment Smith decides to go to the air, we see his scope for a counter has reduced drastically as five defenders have set themselves in a primary wave:Webb’s conventional box-kicking also proved effective. Though George North conceded a penalty here for colliding with Charles Piutau, the strike was perfectly placed:Very telling in this clip is how calmly and coherently Webb organises prior to kicking:The loosehead is brought around to shield Webb’s right boot from the advances of Brodie Retallick, who at six foot seven is a decent exponent of the charge-down:James’ presence also makes the ruck longer, which simply increases the difference between the ball and the offside night line means Retallick needs to stay further away Webb. Therefore, he has longer to make the desired connection.Watch this all happen again in a very similar play minutes later. On this occasion, Samson Lee and Richard Hibbard assume the ‘blocking’ roles and Dan Biggar actually recovers possession:Brave defenceWebb’s tussle with Aaron Smith was box-office, and the Osprey gave just as good as he got. Midway through the first half, New Zealand’s world-class half-back – so often their attacking instigator – attempted to ignite them with this tap-and-go, but his opposite number was alert:If this was off the cuff, Webb was also an important part of Shaun Edwards’ structure. In the Welsh defensive system, which for so many years has benefitted from the 104-kilogram frame of Mike Phillips, the scrum-half usually stands in the line rather than sweeps in behind.Though Webb is a more traditionally-sized nine at 93 kilograms, he took on the same responsibilities. Watch how he helps Jamie Roberts force this turnover from Sonny Bill Williams:Webb is initially lined up opposite the monstrous Retallick here, but changes course to step in as the ball is shifted to Williams. Later, a David-Golliath encounter did materialise, though. Watch as Webb smothers Reallick’s shunt from the guard position: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb backed up his mid-week words with his display against the All Blacks on Saturday. We analyse an excellent all-round performance. Webb has no right to make this tackle, but he shows strength to hold Retallick up for long enough that the Dan Lydiate-shaped calvary can arrive. His next intervention, just after half-time, was very much a one-on-one situation, though:Again, Williams is the spiller, but we should no ignore the brilliant anticipation of Webb. Watch how he gambles on where Owen Franks’ pass is going and accelerates into contact from 15 metres away:They say defence is a mind-set. That is difficult to argue with – bloody-minded determination does go a long way. Seconds after this screenshot, Beauden Barrett pounced on the loose ball, turned and tore through.While Webb misses the Kiwi fly-half with his first tackle attempt, watch how he hares back to make a nuisance of himself at the breakdown and slow down New Zealand’s ruck ball, almost snatching a turnover too. It is a vital intervention that typified his fantastic tenacity:DistributionThis is a short clip, but sufficient to show the range and sharpness of Webb’s distribution throughout the game. Over his 56 minutes on the field, he passed the ball 31 times and rarely stalled the momentum of Wales’ runners.Here, one crisp, short pass of his left hand to Taulupe Faletau and another longer one to Biggar off his right allow the hosts to threaten the gain-line: Breaking awayAnother facet of Webb’s service is how it lulls fringe defences into a false sense of security. Six tries in eight matches for the Ospreys, as well as his effort against Australia a fortnight ago, have come thanks to patience and a predatory instinct – knowing when the guards have drifted away from their post, and striking. Take a look at how Owen Franks is wrong-footed:While Wales could not capitalise on the break as Roberts’ attempted offload went awry in midfield, the All Blacks did not keep Webb out later in the piece. Try timeFalling behind when Savea barged over minutes into the second half, Wales were flat and an eerie hush enveloped the Millennium Stadium. A spark was needed, and Webb stepped up:The reverse angle offers a vivid idea of how this fine try is conjured. First, Webb creates the hole for Faletau by getting on the outside of the guard, Sam Whitelock, and sucking in the body guard, Retallick with a dummy:Faletau hits the hole wonderfully, but the All Blacks scramble well and it requires a superb offload to manufacture the try. However, Webb also aids his No 8 by checking his support line – thus remaining behind the carrier and in the game as an option when the New Zealanders commit themselves to Faletau: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sniper supreme: Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb dives over for his try against New Zealand
Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSPrimary Election Day Previous articleChristine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously”Next articleIsadora Dean: Every inch a teacher Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Political Opinion/AnalysisGood morning Apopka. Welcome to Primary Election Day 2016. We are 69 days from the General Election on November 8th, but what happens today will shape the political direction voters are taking in Washington, Tallahassee, Orange County and Apopka alike. This is the third Election Day event The Apopka Voice will cover, and expect no less than comprehensive reporting beginning at sunrise and ending only when the last ballot is counted.The last time around, there were just four names on the ballot and two races for the Apopka City Commission. Today there are several primary matchups between democrats, republicans, senate, house, judges and the school board to name a few. We will publish results of all the elections on Apopka ballots as soon as they are known, but we will be focusing on two elections – the State House District 45 race between democrats Kamia Brown, Kelvin Cobaris, Greg Jackson, William Jusme and Peter Pham, and the Orange County Public School Board District 7 election between incumbent Christine Moore, challengers Isadora Dean, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds. These two races are expected to be close, and seem to have captured the intrigue of Apopka both in signage and social media.Rain or shine, it should be an exciting day. Be sure to get out and vote if you haven’t already.Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the elections. There will be published features of candidates starting at 7:55 AM, on-site updates from the polling places…plus election results as soon as they are known beginning at 7:00 PM.And check back tomorrow for analysis of the races, who won, who lost, why, and what lies ahead for the General Election in November as it relates to the voters and citizens of Apopka. So grab a steaming hot cup of coffee, settle in and watch democracy in action. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball Park, seen May 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida, is the home ballpark of the Daytona Tortugas minor league team. Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock.com Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBaseballEconomyMinor LeagueSouthern LeagueThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida felons cannot vote in August primaries; status for November uncertainNext articleApopka, Orange Co. and statewide reports, three week comparison for COVID-19 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center Square Please enter your comment! The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins are among Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that assembled Friday in ballparks nationwide for a three-week “summer camp” to prepare for a 60-day season beginning July 24.But this year will mark the first summer since 1907 that minor league baseball will not be played in Florida.Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced this week that seasons for 172 teams in six classifications – Triple A, Double A, Advanced A, Low A, Low A (short season) and Rookie League – across 19 different leagues nationwide were canceled.The announcements were followed by layoffs of about 5,000 players and team employees, including those at MiLB’s St. Petersburg office, where more than 50 furloughed employees could be absorbed into its New York office.“These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we’ve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played,” MiLB President/CEO Pat O’Conner said. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment.”There are 32 MiLB teams in Florida, including two AA Southern League franchises – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Pensacola Wahoos – 12 single-A Florida State League (FSL) squads and 18 Gulf Coast League (GCL) rookie-level teams.MiLB’s announcement dashed tentative plans by the Jumbo Shrimp to start the season June 15 and means for the first time since 1969, there won’t be professional baseball in Jacksonville.Minor league baseball’s economic impact in Florida is not as profound as the near $700 million in direct spending by ”Grapefruit League tourists” during spring training, when an average of 1.5 million fans – most from out-of-state — attend 240 MLB games in 12 cities over a six-week span, supporting 7,152 jobs that pay $253.5 million in wages, but it is a valuable contributor to many local economies.According to a 2017 Florida Sports Foundation study, the two Southern League teams and 12 FSL teams generate more than $500 million in annual sales, directly employing more than 700 and supporting another 5,000 jobs statewide.A 2006 “Economic Impact of Baseball in Palm Beach County” study concluded two local FSL franchises – Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals – generated a $3.47 million impact, while the GLC Marlins contributed $565,290 to the local economy.The 12 single-A FSL franchises play in MLB spring training sites. The league has been in operation since 1919 with a two-year pause during World War II.The 18-team GCL is the lowest rung on the MiLB ladder where players, often out of high school, begin professional careers during a “short” June-to-August season. The league has existed in various iterations since 1907.In a 2013 Journal of Sports Economics analysis, “The Economic Impact of Stadiums and Teams: The Case of Minor League Baseball,” Nola Agha gauged the financial impact of minor league teams and stadiums on local economies from the ‘80s to mid-2000s.Agha determined that, unlike MLB clubs, their AAA, AA, A and rookie league franchises are “positively correlated with local per capita income increases,” with rookie-level leagues – such as the GCL – delivering the highest per capita income growth of $202 over the two-decade span.When MiLB returns, it won’t be the same. The operating agreement between MLB and MiLB expires at year’s end. The most recent proposal would reduce the number of MiLB teams to 120 next season.Among 42 teams that may never play again: FSL’s Daytona Tortugas and Florida Fire Frogs. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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