Gov. Parnell’s Peninsula Topic Opinions

first_imgGov. Parnell: “Well, because we’ve already filed the applications, this project is now dependent on Nikiski being the end point. The Project would have to file on another location if it was to go anywhere else. I’m committed to making it Nikiski. That’s what the economics say, and that’s just what makes sense.” Parnell also attended the local meeting to address drug related thefts across the peninsula last Saturday. He has been highly involved in the LNG Project which has now reached the furthest step this type of pipeline has ever been. He said his administration has been working to increase the number of Alaskan Troopers, but the solution will be a public-private partnership… Gov. Parnell: “This is really a community-driven forum and a community-driven issue. I’m really thankful that we’ve got Nikiski residents in particular standing up and seeking help and willing to take a step forward.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Recently, Gov. Sean Parnell has been involved in a number of important Kenai Peninsula topics. Gov. Parnell will appear on KSRM’s Soundoff at 10:00 am tomorrow, October 22, with host Karen McGahan.last_img read more

J.K. Rowling defends casting of Johnny Depp in “Fantastic Beasts” sequel

first_img Related ABC/Randy Holmes(LONDON) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has issued a statement defending the casting of Johnny Depp in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a sequel to the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.Depp will play the titular villain Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming film — he made a cameo as the character in the first Fantastic Beasts movie. His casting has been a source of controversy due to the allegations of domestic violence against the actor from his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.“When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role,” Rowling’s statement reads. “However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise.”As such, Rowling says she and director David Yates, “considered the possibility of recasting,” but ultimately decided to keep Depp on the film.“For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful,” Rowling writes. “However, the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected.” “Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies,” she continues.While Rowling adds that she knows that some people “are not satisfied” with the casting, she concludes, “Conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.”The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters November 16, 2018.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Stormers attack fires as they continue revival

first_imgThe Stormers’ belated revival continued on Saturday after they gained a notable 34-22 over the Highlanders at Newlands.Coach Robbie Fleck will be immensely satisfied with his troops’ attack, which truly fired for the first time since their win on tour over the Rebels.They kept their heads well when they had to defend and also took advantage of their opponents’ indiscipline, keeping the South African conference thoroughly congested.Who was the star in this match?Dillyn Leyds’ claim for a Springbok recall grows stonger weekly. The nippy winger was once again a huge all-round presence. He was a consistent attacking threat, making 92 running metres and thrice breaking the line. His final linebreak was a superb piece of skill, deftly creating space for lock Cobus Wiese’s try. Damian de Allende also showed glimpses of class in midfield.Key moments and themesGiven how their attacking play has been criticised this season for lacking a cutting edge, it was noticeable how potent the hosts were in this game. Four tries against an accomplished Highlanders team is no mean feat. Encouragingly, the Stormers scored their tries through enterprising play, with Leyds and De Allende particularly prominent.Despite the stats suggesting that the home side made most of the play, they showed great composure on the back foot as well. Their defence was far more watertight than the New Zealanders’ and led to various turnovers. One example was how the cover defence stunted a promising attack early in the second half after Aaron Smith’s break.The Highlanders’ discipline let them down badly. Fullback Matt Faddes’ lifting hit on De Allende went above the threshold and also didn’t see the Bok centre coming down safely. It led to a yellow card and Siya Kolisi’s try. Another high tackle in the second half saw the Stormers gain a crucial kick at goal.After his try, Kolisi went off, raising concerns over his fitness, but he was seen cheering on the touchline in the latter stages of the match.Point scorers:Stormers – Tries: Herschel Jantjies, Siya Kolisi, Cobus Wiese, Jean-Luc du Plessis. Conversions: Josh Stander (3), Du Plessis. Penalties: Stander, Du Plessis.Highlanders – Tries: Sio Tomkinson, Waisake Naholo, Siate Tokolahi. Conversions: Marty Banks, Dan Hollinshead. Penalty: Banks.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more