Lošinj’s extreme world cycling competition was declared the best sporting event of 2018.

first_imgEventex’s recognition is an excellent promotion of Croatia as a sports destination, but also of Lošinj as an extremely interesting destination for cycling tourism. Also, this is a great announcement of a new race Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike on Lošinj, which takes place from May 07-10, 2019. years. The Downhill World Cup Lošinj is considered a unique race because the competitors raced through an urban area, with the goal on the coast, which was the first similar case in the World Cup. This interest was also recognized by online voters and the expert commission of Eventex of ten members. Last year’s edition of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj won the prestigious “Eventex Awards” in the category “Art, entertainment & public – Sporting Event”. Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj, an extreme world cycling competition, was held from 19 to 22 April 2018 in Veli Lošinj. It was watched by more than five thousand visitors, and was broadcast live in as many as 105 countries, which means that the race was watched live by more than a million and a half spectators. Downhill World Cup Losinj / Facebook: Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Losinj The Eventex Award and international competition is the most recognized in the world of events. The prestigious award is given for outstanding achievements, high-quality services and technical merits in production, as well as designing top-notch experiences and experiences. The online announcement of the winners, which was held on March 26, 2019 as part of the Eventex ceremony, the first place in the “Sporting Event” category was won by the unique and extreme Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj among as many as 331 registered candidates from around the world . The criteria that were evaluated during the selection of the winners, among other things, are innovation, creativity and uniqueness.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. France

first_imgHere’s what you need to know:What time does the USA vs. France match start?The match kicks off 3 p.m. ET at Parc des Princes in Paris.How to watch or stream the USA vs. France game?Fox will broadcast the USA vs. France game. It can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app. It can also be streamed via fuboTV.How many times has the U.S. played France?France and the United States have played against each other 23 times. While the Americans have the advantage with an all-time record of 17-3-3 against the Les Bleus, the U.S. is winless in its last three games against France (2L-1D). The Americans gave up three goals in each of those two losses after holding France scoreless in their prior three meetings.Who is the France player to watch?Amandine Henry: The midfielder is known as one of the world’s best distributors from central midfield. She sets the tempo for France, and is unlike many players when it comes to her strengths in regaining possession and setting up attack. Henry has scored two goals with one assist in the four matches she’s played in this tournament. The U.S. will have to figure out how to match her tempo and stop her in attack. AMANDINE HENRY! 2-1 FRANCE! 🇫🇷Big players come through in big moments, and France’s captain just gave the hosts the lead in extra time. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/EzYzdSnsrO— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 23, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 14 Women’s World Cup matches (11W-3D), winning the last nine in a row. The Americans could become only the second team ever to win 10 consecutive Women’s World Cup matches, joining Norway which reached that feat between 1995 and 1999.France has won 17 of its last 18 matches, allowing a total of eight goals and scoring multiple goals in 15 of the 18 games.Megan Rapinoe has been directly involved in 12 goals in her 15 appearances at the Women’s World Cup (six goals, six assists). Since the start of the 2011 tournament, only Carli Lloyd (13) has had a hand in more World Cup goals for the USWNT other than Rapinoe.PredictionUSA 1, France 0France will put up a big challenge for the U.S. The Americans will have to play a completely different game than they played against Spain in the round of 16 if they want the chance to advance to the next round.One question that could determine the outcome of Friday’s game centers around Alex Morgan’s effectiveness and health. Entering the tournament, she was expected to carry the U.S. She scored five goals against Thailand in the group stage, but she had just one touch in Spain’s box in the last game, marking just the fifth time in 46 appearances since 2017 that she has had one or fewer in a match. The U.S. is coming off a hard-fought win against Spain in the round of 16, while France barely got past Brazil. Friday’s match is expected to be one filled with intensity and one that will test the Americans. In recent matches, France has limited USA’s attack. Over the last five meetings against France, the U.S. has scored one goal in four of them and zero in the other match. Only Alex Morgan (1), Carli Lloyd (1) and Mallory Pugh (2) have scored against Les Bleus since the beginning of 2015. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match It’s the most highly anticipated game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup as the defending champion U.S. faces host France in the quarterfinals Friday.On paper, this match seems more fitting for the finals rather than the second round of the knockout stage. The teams rank first and second in goals, expected goals and expected goals against in the tournament.last_img read more

Wellington City Council will be voting on proposed electric rate changes tonight

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will be discussing and voting on an ordinance that will restructure the electrical rates for city electric customers. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington Council Chambers.According to tonight’s agenda, the ordinance will be “fixing charges and rates for services of the electrical system of the city of Wellington, repealing Ordinance No. 4055 and Sections 38-453 and 38-454 of article VI of the code of the city of Wellington.”If passed the new electric rates will go into effect in January, 2016.The chart below shows how the effects will be made for city residential.The full chart including city commercial, city industrial, not-for-profit, public building and city commercial can be found here. The legal notice for this ordinance is as follows: SECTION I Section 38-453 of Article VI of Chapter 38 of the Code of the City of Wellington, Kansas is amended to read as follows: SAME; RATES AND CHARGES. Customers taking electric service from the City of Wellington shall be charged for such service in accordance with the below rate schedule. The current rate being charged to Customers for electric service shall remain in effect but commencing for all bills for electric service with a beginning billing cycle date on or after January 1, 2016, the following service types and rates are effective. Rate Schedule:A. Base Rates Service Type1. Residential Service City Residential-Single Phase City Residential-Three Phase Rural Residential-Single Phase Rural Residential-Three Phase Meter Charge $17.75/meter $22.50/meter $22.50/meter $27.50/meter Rate $0.058/kWh $0.058/kWh $0.068/kWh $0.068/kWh. Residential Service shall be defined as service to a private house, apartment, flat, or other living quarters occupied by persons constituting a distinct household. It shall include any private garage adjacent to or connected with the residence and used exclusively by the resident. City Residential Service shall include any customers residing within the city limits. Rural Residential Service shall include customers residing outside the corporate limits of the city. 2. Commercial Service City Commercial-Single Phase City Commercial-Three Phase Rural Commercial-Single Phase Rural Commercial-Three Phase Meter Charge $30.00/meter $35.00/meter $35.00/meter $40.00 meter Rate $0.044/kWh $0.044/kWh $0.053/kWh $0.053/kWh City Commercial Service shall include any business operating within the city limits. Rural Commercial Service shall include any business operating outside the corporate limits of the city. Notwithstanding the provisions of ordinances and codes of the city relating to electric rates for commercial electric service within the city, any business or commercial enterprise not having had a place of business in the city before October 15, 2002, or any business or commercial enterprise relocating from one site to another site within the city and/or expanding the square footage of its business property by more than 25 percent that is eligible for electric service at the commercial rate shall be given a credit on its billings in the amount below. Thereafter, no further credits shall be given the business. Commercial customers will be authorized a $.01 discount from the above rates during the first year that the customer takes service and $.005 from the above rates during the second year the customer takes service. 3. Industrial Service Meter Charge City Industrial $50.00/meter Rural Industrial $55.00/meter Rate $0.024/kWh $0.027/kWh Industrial Service shall be defined as service to any customer engaged in manufacturing that entails producing or processing products that are not normally sold to an end user. An Industrial Service customer must have an estimated average monthly peak of 500 kW, and employ at least 50 people at their facilities, which shall be reviewed annually. Qualification for the Industrial Service rate shall be approved by the City Manager contingent upon the estimated average peak monthly demand. The City may require direct reimbursement of any improvements installed if warranted by special circumstances or unusually large investments by the City. 4. Interdepartmental/Other Service Meter Charge Rate $20.00/meter $0.024/kWh Interdepartmental/Other Service shall be defined as service to any institution or organization as directed by the City Council of the City of Wellington. 5. Economic Development Service Economic Development Service may be available for use by customers with an estimated monthly peak demand of at least 1000 kW. Rates and other terms and conditions of this service will be negotiated between the City and the customer and shall be memorialized in a written contract. B. Power Supply Monthly Cost Adjustment An electrical power supply monthly cost adjustment, PSMCA shall be charged to our customers for the fluctuating cost of generating and purchasing electric energy. The power supply monthly cost adjustment shall be computed based on the formula: PSMCA = (A/B) x 1.15 (dollars per kilowatt hour) Where:A = Total purchased energy costs and generated energy fuel costs for the preceding 3 months.B = Total kilowatts-hours generated and purchased for the preceding 3 months.1.15 = A factor applied to compensate for transmission, distribution line losses and interdepartmental usage. The City Manager shall have the authority to adjust the power supply monthly cost adjustment, if needed. SECTION II Section 38-453 and Section 38-454 of Article VI of Chapter 38 and any amendments or revisions thereto of the Code of Wellington, Kansas are hereby repealed in their entirety. SECTION III For all bills for electric service with a beginning billing cycle date on or after January 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, a standard escalator of 2.25% will take effect on the existing rates. The governing body may take action, by resolution, to adjust or eliminate the escalator for that particular year. SECTION IV This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval and after its publication in the official city newspaper as provided by law. PASSED by the Governing Body this sixth day of October 2015. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 253 weeks ago For this story, we will only accept comments containing legitimate e-mails and one surname. Please read comment policy above before commenting. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down jeff · 253 weeks ago The citizens of Wellington need third-party intervention/legal help with this runaway train. This is “beyond beyond.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down big D · 253 weeks ago It doesn’t look like this rate is significantly different than REC or Centel Report Reply 1 reply · active 253 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Cletas Rains · 253 weeks ago Big D, you cannot compare the City’s electric rate to the “REC’s” rate because you are not comparing apples to apples. There are many differences in our rate structures; such as taxes. We at Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative (REC) pay not only property taxes but all taxes except income taxes because we are a not for profit electric cooperative. We pay over $250,000 in property taxes to Sumner County and an additional $60,000 directly to the City of Wellington. The City does not pay taxes. We only have one source of revenue and that is through our electric rates, therefore our rate is approximately $0.01 per kWh higher in comparison so we can collect the revenue necessary to pay our property taxes. This is but one example why you cannot adequately compare our rates to those of the City. I have several more differences that have an impact on our rates that do not apply to the City’s electric rates, but I do not have the space in this forum to identify all. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Wes · 253 weeks ago Personally I’m at a loss for words concerning this. The mismanagement of the past falls upon the citizens to make up the mistake. Granted we may have been at the proposed rates if things were done correctly in the past a with gradual increase in rates but the proposed hike is very hard and large pill to swallow. I do fear for those on a fixed income or with little income to overcome these utility increases. Even at my house we will evaluate our standard of living, you look at what you have for expenses and like any business, where can the fat be trimmed? I can see these rate increases rippling through our community…families moving…discontinuing services (cable and or internet)…cutting back with dining out. Unlike your cell phone provider, cable provider or who you purchase automotive gas from…we don’t have a choice on electric provider. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down vicky · 253 weeks ago Is this meeting open to the residents of Wellington? Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ray · 253 weeks ago A mill levy increase, water increase, waste water increase and I believe sanitation went up laat year. Looking at the charts above the meters alone will cost me $34.00 more a month by phase 3 because I was required to have a meter for the garage. I really don’t have an issue with paying a little more as we are all in this together but all at once? Seems the council is in get all you can get mode. But yet spending still continues at city hall. We haven’t heard a resolution to the fire dept overtime and bonus program. City hall continues to hire people despite a wage freeze and the residents are left paying more and more. The council needs to open their eyes. They can’t see the forest because if the trees. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 253 weeks ago “Council” and “What a joke” you must have a valid e-mail address and one surname for this story in order to have your comment posted. Report Reply 0 replies · active 253 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Welcome a Foreign Exchange Student into your Family for the…

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by International Cultural Exchange ServicesAre you interested in different countries, cultures and languages? Would you enjoy teaching a young person about the American culture and lifestyle? If so, you are an excellent candidate for hosting a high school foreign exchange student!ICES (International Cultural Exchange Services) invites you and your family to join thousands of other families across the U.S. who enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of becoming a volunteer host family.ICES is a nonprofit organization to promoting a peaceful world by increasing international awareness and understanding through cultural sharing experience. We offer students aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to live with volunteer host families and study in local high school for a semester or an academic school year.You and your family will learn first-hand about a foreign country from the perspective of an exchange student and you will have the chance to establish a wonderful friendship.  The exchange student will become a member of your family and you will share many adventures together.ICES host families represent the diversity of American culture from varied academic, religious and racial backgrounds, including couples without children, singles, single parents and empty-nesters.Host families are expected to provide the exchange student with his/her own room or a separate bed (if they share a room with a host sibling of similar age and same gender), daily meals with the family and some local transportation. All students arrive in the USA with medical insurance, their own spending money and proper visa documentation.ICES has a strong and dedicated network of Local Representatives and Regional Directors that will help you to find the perfect foreign exchange student that will fit into your family. The Local Representative will also provide support for you and your student and prepare you and your family before the student’s arrival. Throughout the year we will be available to you for supervising your student through monthly communication by phone, in-person casual meetings or student/host family group activities.So don’t hesitate and call or send an email to our Local Representative for Thurston County to get more information and get started with your amazing adventure as a host family.Contact Information: Vera Peppler (Local Representative)  vera.peppler@googlemail.com,  360-688-3001last_img read more

Get Excited for Olympia Family Theater’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgFacebook161Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Family Theater Olympia Family Theater is so excited to share a preview of our 2016-17 Season of shows & events! We’ve got 5 Mainstage Shows, a Double Shot festival, and 10 Let’s Play Shows planned!Based in downtown Olympia, OFT is a nonprofit community theater that engages audiences of all ages in performances and programs that entertain and educate.Mainstage SeasonOur Mainstage season will feature five productions in our intimate 106-seat theater, including Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Starry Messenger, Alice in Wonderland, and Fishnapped! We are proud to feature a few favorites, 1 south sound premiere and 2 world premiere originals. Each mainstage productions are recommended for all ages. Tickets and subscriptions for the 2016-17 season will go on sale in July 2016. Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”The Olympia Family Theater’s mainstage shows delight young and old like last year’s family favorite “Mercy Watson to the Rescue”. Photo courtesy: Olympia Family Theater.September 30 – October 23, 2016Directed by Kate AyersMusically Directed by Stephanie ClaireWatch Mo Willems’ unlikely duo spring to life on stage in this exciting new musical filled with song and dance, humor and friendship!Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo WillemsPublished by Hyperion Books for ChildrenScript and Lyrics by Mo WillemsMusic by Deborah Wicks La PumaMusic Theatre InternationalThe Best Christmas Pageant EverNovember 25 – December 18, 2016Directed by Isaac Mckenzie SullivanA holiday play for your family featuring a multi-generational cast, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs! You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a family holiday favorite.By Barbara Robinson and Samuel FrenchStarry MessengerJanuary 27 – February 12, 2017Directed by Brian TyrrellThe story begins with Galileo as a young boy, inspired and awed by the heavens and it follows his incredible and visionary life. A magical production we hope will inspire great ideas and speak to the “Galileo” in all of us!By Kari Margolis, Plays for Young AudiencesAlice in WonderlandThe Olympia Family Theater is located on 4th Avenue in downtown Olympia.March 17 – April 2, 2017World Premiere Adaptation!Directed by Jen RyleAn original adaptation by Kate Ayers of the most famous and enduring children’s classic. It is full  to the brim with whimsical charm, and unsurpassed silliness. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole through a series of progressively “curiouser and curiouser” events.Original- World Premiere Adaptation by Kate AyersBased on the book by Lewis CarrollFishnapped!May 12 – June 4, 2017World Premiere Musical by Amy Shephard, Andrew Gordon, and Daven TillinghastDirected by Jeff PainterMusically Directed by Stephanie ClaireHelp! Claire’s beloved pet goldfish has been FISHNAPPED! We can’t solve the case ourselves – you have to help us find whodunit! Join us for this musical mystery about friendship and being true to yourself.Original- World Premiere Musical by Amy Shephard, Andrew Gordon, and Daven TillinghastDouble Shot – An Overnight Festival of Family TheaterNovember 6-7In collaboration with NW Playwrights Alliance, a festival of super fun, freshly written 10 minute plays! Plays will be written overnight and directed/rehearsed all day Saturday ready to perform for you Saturday and Sunday! BAM!Let’s Play 2016-2017 SeasonThe folks at Olympia Family Theater are always ready to put on an entertaining show.at their daytime “Let’s Play” shows. Photo courtesy of Olympia Family TheaterLet’s Play shows are generally under 30 minutes long and are perfect for the very youngest of audience members— toddlers, preschoolers and up. Giggles guaranteed! All 2016-7 shows are adapted and directed by Kate Ayers and performed by beloved local actors. Tickets for the Let’s Play performances are sold at the door, the day of the show. No presale tickets. Detailed performance schedule available in July 2016.September…..Mother GooseOctober……..Snow WhiteNovember……Hansel & GretelDecember……Stone SoupJanuary……….The MittenFebruary…….The Golden GooseMarch…………The Emperor’s New ClothesApril………….Peter RabbitMay……………The Tortoise & The HareJune………….Jack & The Beanstalklast_img read more

Ind vs Ban 1st Test Day 3 Review: India wrap up proceedings with record…

first_imgImage Courtesy: The Indian ExpressAdvertisement f8uNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqerWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eo2r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6udwWould you ever consider trying this?😱a874sCan your students do this? 🌚efRoller skating! Powered by Firework India secured their tenth innings victory under Virat Kohli, surpassing Dhoni’s previous record of nine. This also marked Bangladesh’s fifth innings defeat in their last six tests, making it more the reason for going back to the board. Advertisement Image Courtesy: The Indian ExpressDeclaring on their overnight night score of 493/6, India declared the innings with a lead of 343 in the bank. What proceeded was the longest ever opening fast bowling spell in the second innings of a home test since 2001. Virat Kohli introduced spin in the 24th over, after the initial damage was done by the lethal pace attack.Reeling at 44-4, the visitors had an uphill task at hand with the spin attack yet to operate. None of the top-order batsmen failed to get to double figures while Rahim fought a lone battle with a well-crafted half-century.Advertisement Mehidy Hasan and Liton Das chipped in with cameos but it was in vain as Ashwin poked his way into the second innings with the wicket of the wicket-keeper batsman.Mayank Agarwal was adjudged as the man of the match for his double ton. The teams now gear up for the historic Day-Night test which is set to take place under the floodlights of the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.Advertisement Read Also:India women seal take unassailable 3-0 lead against West Indies in 5 match T20 seriesDrop the fear, hit the gear: Mayank Agarwal reveals the secret behind his spontaneous success   Advertisementlast_img read more

Team B.C. gets into the Canada Games win column with 4-0 win

first_imgAimee DiBella of Nelson and Team B.C. sit in third spot in Pool A play after Tuesday’s play in Women’s Ice Hockey at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.DiBella & Company finally got a win, defeating Team Newfoundland & Labrador 4-0 Tuesday. Julia McKinnon scored twice to lead Team B.C.Team B.C. opened with a 4-0 loss to Alberta Sunday.Team B.C. then lost 4-1 to Ontario Monday. DiBella, 16, had two minutes in penalties.B.C. meets Team Saskatchewan in the final round robin game today. Team Alberta leads the pool with a 4-0 record.Along with DiBella on Team B.C. is Kootenay Wildcats teammate Daley Oddy.Also on Team B.C. is Ella Matteucci of Fruitvale. Matteucci played last season for the Cats but this year is playing in Wilcox, Sask., at the Notre Dame Hockey Academy.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more