33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby Kicks Off Tomorrow

33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby Kicks Off Tomorrow

first_img111 tags have been attached to halibut through Kachemak Bay, tags are worth $250, $500, $1000 with two tags big tags: Homer Charter Association tag worth $10,000 and the Homer Chamber of Commerce tag worth $25,000. The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut derby in the state of Alaska, with over $90,000.00 in CASH prizes, and runs May 15 to September 15 each year. You can purchase Derby tickets at businesses all over Homer, and tickets are required in order to participate. Winners will be announced at the September 20th Jackpot Halibut Derby Gala. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby starts tomorrow, May 15. Derby info available at: www.HomerAlaska.org/jackpot-halibut-derby.htmllast_img read more

Be Advised Of Hazardous Driving Conditions

Be Advised Of Hazardous Driving Conditions

first_imgThe City of Soldotna released a statement, driving conditions are very hazardous right now. City sanding trucks are out, and we want to encourage everyone to drive very carefully, or stay home if don’t have to be out on the roads. Plan ahead for icy driving/difficult driving conditions if you are heading to Anchorage from the Kenai Peninsula within the next 24 hours. Travel still not advised by the Department of Transportation on the Seward Highway due to the recent landslide danger. Drivers should expect wet and icy roads, icy patches, ice glaze, ice, black ice, slippery road surface, reduce your speed, ice on bridges/overpasses.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The recent rainfall and freezing temperatures have caused very difficult driving conditions in the Kenai Peninsula area.last_img read more

Turos Smartcar partnership brings wireless locking unlocking to P2P car sharing

first_imgEnlarge ImageTuro hasn’t finalized the design aspect just yet, but here’s an idea of what to expect. Turo Nearly every automaker has a connected-car element that allows owners to manipulate the car from afar. Smartcar created software that works across these borders, and its latest partnership could make renting some other person’s car a little easier.Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing startup, announced on Monday that it has partnered with Smartcar to put its system to use as part of the rental process. Normally, when renting somebody else’s car on Turo, that person usually needs to be around to hand over the key. Instead of that, Smartcar’s system uses renters’ phones to wirelessly locate, lock and unlock cars without the need for the “hosts,” as Turo calls them, to be present.Here’s how it works. Hosts who have eligible vehicles will be notified, and using Smartcar’s backend software, they can connect their vehicle account with their Turo account. Once that happens, renters can use their own phone to find and unlock the vehicle. Most OEMs’ connected-car systems don’t let phones work as keys, though, and that’s the case here — the keys can be found inside the vehicle after unlocking, and that’s where to leave ’em when the rental term ends.It’s a huge boon for busy hosts. Now, they won’t need to move their schedules around to accommodate renters, allowing them to maintain an additional revenue stream with less potential annoyance. Some similar systems require hardware in the car, but not this one — it’s all done over the air, no OBD-II dongles or anything of that sort.As with many other fledgling partnerships, this one will start small. Turo will offer its Smartcar system in California and New Jersey to start, with the intention of rolling it out to the entire country later in 2019. Originally published May 6, 12:09 p.m. PT. Update, 12:46 p.m.: Added information regarding how the traditional car key factors into this scheme. 2019 Ford Shelby GT-S Mustang supercharges the rental car experience Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow 88 Photos 0center_img Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Auto Tech Car Games and Apps Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more

The Chi Falls Short Of Giving The South Side Its Own Wire

The Chi Falls Short Of Giving The South Side Its Own Wire

first_img Share Parrish Lewis/ShowtimeMichael Epps, Alex Hibbert and Shamon Brown Jr. play three boys who have to dodge gang violence on their way to school in The Chi.As a child of Gary, Ind., I’ve waited years for a TV show or movie to intimately explore Chicago’s poor, mostly black South Side neighborhoods — like The Wire did for West Baltimore and Boyz N The Hood did for South Central Los Angeles. I so wanted Showtime’s The Chi, which debuts Sunday, to be that show in this moment, but the first four episodes I saw didn’t quite hit the mark.The action starts with Coogie (Jahking Guillory), a fresh-faced 16-year-old with huge hair. He’s childlike enough to feed a stray dog, but savvy enough to barter with the owner of the local bodega for a lower price on his snack. Those particular scenes are what The Chi does best — humanize people in a place most of us only know from headlines and political rhetoric.Coogie gets arrested because he was seen near a murder, and that leads to a fight between Coogie’s older brother (Jason Mitchell), his brother’s girlfriend (Tiffany Boone) and his abusive mom, played by The Wire alum Sonja Sohn. Soon, there’s another murder in the neighborhood, and the characters are caught in a swirl of revenge, violence and regret as people avoid the police and seek justice on their own.But that’s only part of the story in The Chi. The show also has a plot about a trio of school boys — Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.), Jake (Michael Epps) and Kevin, who’s played by Alex Hibbert from the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. In one scene, the boys explain what makes school so difficult.“The worst thing about school is getting there,” Kevin says.“You got to know who run what block, what crew is beefing with your crew,” Jake adds. “You might have to walk three or four blocks out of your way just to avoid the ops.”The Chi has an impressive pedigree. It was created by Chicago native Lena Waithe, the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, and Oscar-winning rapper Common (also from the Windy City) serves as an executive producer.But this is a sprawling tale that takes a long time to get where it’s going. I fear this Showtime series may be a victim of what I call “Netflix syndrome,” where many of today’s high-profile series take way too long to set up stories. It’s also overshadowed by stories we’ve seen before, most notably on HBO’s The Wire. That series made history a decade ago when it depicted an all-black neighborhood crippled by poverty and crime, and struggling with violence from an out-of-control, illegal drug trade.The Chi needs to tell a story that stands apart from those familiar themes, and so far I haven’t quite seen it. Television is waiting for a show that turns the South Side’s unique struggle into groundbreaking pop culture poetry, but The Chi will have to raise its game a bit more to pull that off.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Political Roundup White House Flag Controversy And Voters Approve Flood Bonds

Political Roundup White House Flag Controversy And Voters Approve Flood Bonds

first_img X 00:00 /18:02 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen From Sen. John McCain’s death and the controversial raising and lowering of the White House flag, to Pres. Trump’s tentative new trade deal with Mexico, to voters passing the county’s flood mitigation bond, Houston Matters breaks down the week’s big political stories with analysis of what they could mean for Houston and Texas.Joining host Craig Cohen for this week’s discussion are Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Nancy Sims, political analyst at Pierpont Communications and a lecturer at the University of Houston. Sharelast_img

Cardinals at No 9 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Poll

first_imgFOLLOWING THE CARDINALS ON SOCIAL MEDIAFans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball. 2019 Collegiate Baseball Preseason Top 40 Print Friendly Version Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville baseball program will enter 2019 in a familiar place after landing at No. 9 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper preseason poll released Tuesday.The announcement marks the 12th consecutive year (2008-2019) the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking extending their school record streak. Tuesday’s preseason poll extended another historic run for Louisville, which has remained ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history.Atop the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll is LSU while No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Texas Tech and No. 5 Stanford round out the top five. The Cardinals are among eight ACC programs in the top 40 joining No. 8 North Carolina, No. 10 Florida State, No. 15 Clemson, No. 17 Georgia Tech, No. 20 Duke, No. 22 NC State and No. 33 Miami.Last season, Louisville registered a 45-19 record overall after advancing to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. The Cardinals were ranked as highly as 23rd by Collegiate Baseball newspaper while also landing at No. 25 in the USA Today Top 25 and 27th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. Louisville registered its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under head coach Dan McDonnell.Led by the return of All-American first baseman Logan Wyatt and All-ACC standouts Nick Bennett (LHP), Bobby Miller (RHP) and Danny Oriente (OF/DH), the Cardinals are scheduled to open the 2019 season against UConn with a three-game series on Feb. 15-17 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Louisville’s home-opener at Jim Patterson Stadium is set for Feb. 20 at 3 p.m., ET against Eastern Kentucky.2019 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL SEASON TICKETSAfter one season of ticketed admission for all home games, the Cardinals are giving free admission back to the fans in 2019. Louisville’s 15 ACC games as well as non-conference games against UK and Vanderbilt will be ticketed events at Jim Patterson Stadium. All other non-conference matchups, including games against Ole Miss, Western Kentucky and Xavier, will have free admission.The 2019 reserved chairback ticket packages, which include one ticket to each of the 17 ticketed games, are priced at $110 for adults, $90 for senior adults/youths and $90 for families of four or more. Season tickets for the Left Field Berm are also available at $50 per ticket. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here, by calling 502-GO-CARDS or by visiting the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 at Cardinal Stadium (2800 South Floyd Street) on weekdays from 9 a.m., until 5 p.m., ET. Complete details on 2019 UofL baseball tickets can be found at gocards.com/bsbtickets.last_img read more