first_imgEquinox Ranch announces that volunteers from Team Rubicon, a national veterans’ service organization that uses the skills of veterans for disaster relief and community service projects, will be at Equinox Ranch on Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, to begin the demolition phase of a major remodeling project.  Once the renovation is completed, Equinox Ranch will offer treatment to help combat veterans suffering from PTSD rebuild their lives.“We’re so excited to be welcoming Team Rubicon this weekend and begin the demolition phase of our remodeling,” said Margo Capparelli, Ph.D., the founder of Equinox Ranch.  “We’re lucky to have such a dedicated group helping us fix up this amazing property along the river.  Before we can help rebuild the lives of combat veterans, we need to rebuild and adapt the main building at Equinox Ranch. That’s where Team Rubicon comes in.”“This weekend is about heroes helping heroes,” she said.  The main building which sits on 23 acres on the Tuckasegee River was built by Cotton Robinson, a former chancellor of Western Carolina University. While structurally sound, it has fallen into disrepair.  The demolition phase will be followed by renovations and repairs, making the facility accessible to veterans with disabilities.People in the local community who want to volunteer with Team Rubicon on its Equinox Ranch service project should contact Katherine Burton at for more information.  “We are lucky to have the support of so many people in the community and at Western Carolina University,” Capparelli added.Equinox Ranch is a nonprofit program created by professionals who have served in the armed forces, business, and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  It will offer a longer and more comprehensive program than anything already in existence, according to Capparelli.“Our mission is to awaken the mind, body and spirit of warriors whose traumatic memories and attempts at repressing them have left them emotionally numb,” she said.  “We will help veterans build the skills they need to re-adjust to the civilian world.  They will have time to study, rest, talk, think and heal and the support of other veterans.”Treatment will include verbal therapies (one on one and group support) and activities such as music, gardening, exercise and sports, all blended with the natural beauty and calming influence of the natural landscape and the comradery of fellow veterans.  Veterans will begin and end their yearlong program with a two-week stay at Equinox Ranch, with support during the year from the Veterans Administration and civilian care.Team Rubicon is a national organization that uses the skills of veterans for disaster relief and community service projects.  Founded in 2010 by two Marines to provide disaster relief after the Haiti earthquake, Team Rubicon has grown to include thousands of volunteers and has deployed on over 100 operations around the world and here at home.  The group performs community service projects between disaster relief operations.For more information about Equinox Ranch or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit read more

Napoli eyeing Ancelotti

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti would reportedly be considered as a solid option for Napoli if Maurizio Sarri departs from the team this summer.Ancelotti is in the crosshairs of quite a few Premier League clubs as there are many who are experiencing issues with their current coaches and such that already know they have no managers for the next season.Chelsea’s Conte has been having problems with decisions, taken by higher management, Arsenal’s Wenger officially announced his departure from the club despite spending 22 years there and even the Spurs as Pochettino seems unable to bring out the best from the players.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Ancelotti, however, is being targeted by Napoli as he has been a free agent ever since being fired by Bayern Munich. He turned down the Italy job with the main motive that he is looking to work at club level, according to Football Italia.Considering this, Napoli might indeed be a perfect fit for him and the other way around – he is an experienced coach, who might lead them to a Scudetto win, which has not happened since the 90s, and they are an Italian team – he would not even have to change the country.last_img read more

Inter has yet to win in 2019 in the Serie A

first_imgFor Inter Milan’s coach Luciano Spalletti the problem is the team itself, after losing for the third consecutive time in the Serie A.The last time Internazionale Milan won in the Italian Serie A, the calendar still showed the year 2018.Inter tied 0-0 with Sassuolo in the first match of 2019, then lost 1-0 against Torino, and today 1-0 again but against Bologna at San Siro Stadium.“We created problems for ourselves today,” said Luciano Spalletti to the club’s official page.“Even when we should’ve been comfortable or were in a position to score.”“You then lose confidence in your own ability and if the level of insecurity grows, you start to make mistakes, while the opposition can score,” he explained.“It takes a strong character to react, and we must improve on this.”“Every time we fall beneath the standards that we’ve set, we even make the most basic of errors,” he commented.“The football wasn’t fluid but we still had three clear chances to take the lead.”“At times, one chance would’ve been enough but we didn’t manage to score and then you start trying to force it too much,” he added.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“The team is with me and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any issues there. Whistles don’t change anything in my attitude.”“The fans deserve better because this is Inter. Serious responses are needed with what we do on the pitch and how we think,” Spalletti continued.He also talked about Andrea Ranocchia’s performance on the field.“Andrea is good in the air, one of the best players in the league at it,” the coach said.“After 75 minutes in which we couldn’t score, we wanted to try something different.”“He also got on the end of two or three dangerous balls but then it dropped in areas where we didn’t have enough numbers,” he concluded.Chinese New Year inspired kits for @Inter_en today 🙌🔵⚫️— Dugout (@Dugout) February 3, 2019last_img read more

Week In Review 312316

first_imgWednesday 3/14Audio PlayerJennifer-wednesday-0314.mp3VmJennifer-wednesday-0314.mp300:00RPd20-Year-Old Killed In Head On Collision On Sterling Highway, Alaska Students Rally On Capitol Steps For School Safety, Ninilchik Traditional Council Launches Kenai To Homer Bus Service Monday 3/12Audio PlayerJennifer-monday-0312.mp3VmJennifer-monday-0312.mp300:00RPdPublic Open House On Cooper Landing Bypass Final EIS, Smoke-Free Workplace Bill At A Stand Still, BOF Meeting To Be Held On Kenai Peninsula In 2020 Tuesday 3/13Audio Player03-16-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm03-16-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdPremera Plans To Invest $50 Million Into Alaska Insurance Market, FERC Schedules Final EIS For Alaska LNG Project, UCI Northern District Closures Announced For Commercial Salmon Fishing With Set Gillnets, Fire Does Major Damage To Home Off Funny River Road, No Injuries, CES Reports One Fatality In Sterling Highway Collision Friday 3/16Audio PlayerJennifer-Fridya-.mp3VmJennifer-Fridya-.mp300:00RPdTroopers Increasing Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day, Homer City Council Votes Against Marijuana Establishments On The Spit, Alaska LNG Kenai Spur Highway Public Comment Period Extended, Sen. Murkowski Backs Bill To Allow Pot Business Bankingcenter_img Thursday 3/15Audio Player03-16-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm03-16-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSoldotna City Council Member Submits Resignation, State Senator Seeks Public Input On SB91, Candidates Named In Upcoming HEA Board Of Directors’ Election, Kenaitze Indian Tribe Hosting Suicide Prevention Courses Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.last_img read more

Suspect Identified In KNWR Bear Poaching Case

first_imgAccording to the post from KNWR, witnesses describe the black bear as weighing approximately 100 pounds and no fear of vehicles or people. The refuge posted to Facebook to update on the incident: “Thanks to the public for their help, a suspect has been identified. Investigation is ongoing.” The name of the suspect has not yet been released. FWO received a report of a Black Bear that had been poached near the East entrance of Skilak Loop approximately 1/2 mile from Jim’s Landing. In the original incident, Officer Rob Barto and Wildlife Canine Rex responded to the scene and documented a large pool of blood in the middle of the road as well as drags marks from the scene into the woods and drag marks from the woods back to the road where the bear was loaded into a vehicle and transported from the area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Federal Wildlife Officers have identified a suspect in the bear poaching case in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. According to a post from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the report came in on Thursday, May 17, at approximately 9:30 a.m. On scene witnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle.last_img read more

Cardinals Break Relay Record Qualify for Three Finals

first_imgIn her 50 free NCAA debut, Comerford qualified sixth into the A-final with a personal best time of 21.64. Visscher finished second in her heat of the 50 free and 21st overall with a 22.22. Freshman Maria Sumida was the Cards’ lone swimmer in the 200 IM, stopping the clock in a time of 2:01.38. Thursday Prelims Results In the first event of prelims, Lainey Visscher (22.19), Mallory Comerford (20.94), Avery Braunecker (21.80) and Casey Fanz (21.79) broke the UofL record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:26.92 to qualify second heading into the night’s finals. Story Links The Cardinals had three swimmers in the prelims of the 500 free, led by freshman Alena Kraus, who posted a time of 4:46.64. Sophie Cattermole finished in a time of 4:47.03, while Arina Openysheva recorded a 4:53.48. Thursday Finals Heat Sheet AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Louisville women’s swimming team kicked off the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships in record fashion, eclipsing the program record in the 200 free relay and qualifying both relays and one individual swim to the ‘A’ final on Thursday morning at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Michaela Sliney capped off the preliminary session with a score of 250.10 on the 1-meter in her first career NCAA Championships.  The Cardinals qualified for their second relay A final of the day in the 400 medley relay as Alina Kendzior (51.89), Mariia Astashkina (59.68), Grace Oglesby (50.92) and Comerford (45.98) combined for a time of 3:28.47. The Cards will be back in action for tonight’s finals at 6 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more