The meeting will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm tonight, Thursday March 10th, at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Persily: “None of it bodes well for us. I’d like people to understand that the market really looks bad right now and we need to understand that and be prepared for whatever happens. But for now they’re still going ahead with some summer activity in the Nikiski area, offshore, so I’d like to talk to people about that.” Persily: “We have a little information on some of their summer 2016 field work, certainly I wish I had answers as to what’s going to happen next year or the year after with the project. The governor talked last month about maybe looking at other options if this appeared to be slowing down but he has not provided details about that.” He says during tonight’s meeting he will also address the global LNG market and how its current condition could affect the Nikiski project. Special Oil and Gas Assistant Larry Persily with the Borough… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough will host another community meeting on the Alaska LNG Project tonight in Nikiski.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops greets the crowd as he and the team arrive before the game against Missouri Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium. Sept. 26, 2015Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops met with the media Thursday for the final time before his team takes on Eastern Kentucky. You can read a full transcript of his comments below:Opening statement: “Alright. Yeah, it was a good week. Good Thursday practice, good week and we’ll cap it off tomorrow with our last little run through. Just looking forward to getting back on the field Saturday and looking to improve on what we’ve been doing.”On status of Boom Williams: “Yeah, he’s been at practice, so we’ll see. We’ll see where things go. I’m not really not going to comment.”On if there’s been right preparation after coming off three straight tough SEC opponents: “They have, yeah. It’s been good. To this point it’s been good. There’s a lot of mental preparation that takes part between now and Saturday and hopefully we’ll keep it going and have the right focus, but so far, it’s been good.”On increased energy from younger players eager to get on field: “Not really any more increased energy. I’ve been pleased with a lot of those guys. I’ve said it before, one of the reasons why we like them so much is they’re very focused and they’re into practice and working to get better every day. And with that, you start gaining some trust from your coaches and you want to get them on the field.”On if it was important to talk with Dean Hood before this game: “Yeah, I did. I just wanted Coach to know that we would be looking to play some good football, and none of the extracurricular stuff. And I told him I wouldn’t put up with it. Of course, I wanted to reach out about the incident that happened with him, and the accident that happened. There was a couple reasons to talk to him. We had a good conversation. As I said on Monday, I have great respect for him and their program and what they’ve done, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to our stadium and playing a good, clean, hard-fought game.”On if Dy’Shawn Mobley being cleared to play changes anything: “No. Nothing.”On Hood being the defensive coordinator at Wake Forest and his defensive acumen: “You see that every day. You see that in their program. You watch it on all their film. They’re a well-coached team. I’ve said that Monday. I’ve said it several times. He’s a very good coach that knows what he’s doing and a good program with some talented players. They don’t have as much depth because of numbers, but some very good players.”On Regie Meant’s and Jordan Swindle’s status: “Regie will not play. Jordan’s fine.”On Dorian Baker’s hand: “He’s fine. He had the cast on but that’ll come off today. Just preventative to let it calm down a little bit.”On if Meant’s injury is a lingering thing: “He should be fine, hopefully, in a week or so. He’s close.”On the benefit of a bye week coming up to get some guys healthy: “Anytime — we’ll get to that when we have time off. Right now we’re focused on this game, but sure I think anytime you get a few days it helps some guys get some rest.”On if he is making some recruiting stops before the game: “Yeah, we’ve got to cut this right now. I’m on my way tonight. I’ve got some games tonight and tomorrow, so I’ve got to hit the road. I understand the weather is messing me up with the helicopter, so I’ve got to drive. I’m driving. Yeah.”On C.J. Johnson’s improvement: “He’s been doing a good job. He’s worked hard. He’s always been a very active player. It’s a matter of putting everything together: being disciplined and all his techniques and understanding the defense, all the ins and outs of the defense. So, he’s — we’ve always known he’s had some ability, and he’s always been a good, active pass-rusher. He has some good quickness, so it was really good to get him a bunch of action last week.”On if this is the kind of game he’d like to see more from Alex Montgomery: “I hope so. Yeah. We’ll see. You know, as I said, no matter who we’re playing or what the score of the game is I always talk about trying to get guys in the game. I say it after every game: I want to constantly push to get guys in when the game is on the line. We expect a very tight game, but I would like to continue to build depth within our team.”
More than a month has elapsed since Ghana narrowly missed taking the African crown, suffering a 1-0 defeat against Egypt in the final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. With that disappointment behind them, Ghana have now turned their focus to their next assignment; the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.Milovan Rajevac, the man charged with moulding Ghana into a strong and potent unit, says that the next few months will be used wisely as the Black Stars look to win their way out of the group and beyond. There is still much work to be done if they are to transform their dream into a reality, starting with their Group D opener against Serbia in Tshwane/Pretoria on 13 June before further matches against Australia and Germany.There has been much change regarding the teams approach to matches since Rajevac assumed the reins 18 months ago. Sometimes criticised for not playing in the carefree manner that is often associated with west African football, Rajevac is not a man swayed by emotion, preferring a more pragmatic approach. FIFA.com had a heart-to-heart chat with the 56-year-old as the countdown to South Africa 2010 continues.FIFA.com: You lost to Egypt in the CAF Africa Cup of Nations finals, which must have been a bitter pill to swallow. What lessons did you draw from the competition?Milovan Rajevac: Considering what we had to deal with before the tournament, we can consider our experiences a success. Of course we would have loved to win, but unfortunately Egypt won it. I think the players played very well throughout the event, maybe with the exception of our (group) game against Cote d’Ivoire. Before the tournament, we lost key players to injury and I was forced to think very hard on our strategy. There were many valuable lessons for us. I think it is important for the team to carry the momentum forward.There has been some media comment suggesting that Ghana did not play good football in Angola. What is your view on that?Good football? I believe in winning football, in tournaments you have to get results, that is what is important for me and the rest of the team. What is the point of playing around with the ball in your own half if you are not scoring goals. We had to decide on what we wanted to do; whether we wanted to be entertainers or win our matches. So, I don’t think we were boring, maybe we were not as exciting as some people wanted us to be, but I wouldn’t say that we were boring at all.Do you believe the likes of Samuel Inkoom, Dede Ayew, Anthony Annan have now come of age at international level?Yes, those players have done very well. Not only the three that you have mentioned, but there are also some outstanding guys who have put their hands up and done well whenever given an opportunity. Players like Abadu and Opuku Agyemang. Most of these boys did a great job at the U-20 World Cup and it was only fair to give them a chance at senior level, most especially considering the fact that we had to deal with injuries before the tournament. I think now Ghana has a good list of young and old players. Just how important are players like Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah and John Mensah for your FIFA World Cup preparations?You are now talking about experience, and that is valuable for us. Those players are part of our plans, they are key to our ambitions. Yes, some might say the youngsters did well in Angola, but the reality is, at the World Cup, you need a lot of experience, you need guys who are going to be able to deal with the pressure. We need to mix youth and experience and find the right balance. By that, I mean we must continue using the youngsters but they need guidance, they need people around them who will be able to deal with pressure and that is where players like Essien, Mensah and Appiah come in.There has been a lot of speculation about Inter Milan forward Mario Balotelli. In your view, could he yet play for Ghana and what will be his role be if he decides to play for the Black Stars?Well, at the moment it’s up to the player whether he wants to play for Italy or Ghana. That is a decision that has to be taken by Balotelli. It’s no secret that I would love to have him on my side, he is an exciting youngster who can add a lot of value to this team. But in such issues, one has to be sensitive and not say much.Sulley Muntari was omitted from the squad that went to Angola in January, reportedly for disciplinary reasons. Has that issue been resolved and can we expect to see Muntari in South Africa?I flew to Milan for five days to meet Muntari and we are fine now and we have resolved our differences. I made it known how I felt and he also aired his views. He is a good player and Ghana needs him going forward. I think whatever happened is in the past and we have to move on now. He told me he wants to play for Ghana and that is important.Do you feel any added pressure being an African side playing on African soil in a tournament of this magnitude?First of all, playing in a World Cup is a huge honour for any player or country. And, a lot has been said about this World Cup being an African World Cup. For us, we don’t want to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure. The most important thing is to get results – first in the group stage then in the knockout stages.How much do you know about the conditions in South Africa?I have been to South Africa about five times now and I love it. It’s a beautiful country. My team knows what to expect in South Africa after having our pre-Africa Cup of Nations camp in Nelspruit. This was important for us because we also got an opportunity to get a feel for the country before the World Cup. Source: Fifa
Former Serbia and Atletico Madrid coach Radomir Antic has died aged 71, the Spanish side said.“Today is a sad day for the Atletico Madrid family as we mourn the death of our former coach Radomir Antic who died today aged 71,” said a statement on the club’s official website.Spanish newspaper AS said Antic had died due to complications from pancreatitis.Antic had a varied playing career as a defender spanning 17 years in which he played for Partizan Belgrade in his home country, Fenerbahce in Turkey, Real Zaragoza in Spain before ending his career in England with Luton Town.He coached a host of Spanish sides including Zaragoza, Real Madrid and Barcelona but is best remembered at Atletico, where he spent five years and led a team containing current coach Diego Simeone to win a La Liga and Copa del Rey double in 1996.He also led Serbia to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, then going on to work in China. His last stint as a coach was with Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune Hebei Fortune in 2015.“Today we have lost a great person and one of the architects of that magnificent golden age for Atletico. I feel very proud to have known him and shared every moment by his side,” said Atletico president Enrique Cerezo.Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also paid tribute, writing on Twitter: “You made Atetico great and you made our rivalry greater. Farewell to a unique coaching career — Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Rest in peace.”