CANTON — St. Clairsville freshman Casadie DiBetta is on the cusp of making Ohio Valley history.,Without having that race ahead of her, DiBetta should be extremely fresh for the breaststroke, which is the last open race of the meet.,“I am excited to have that 50 (breaststroke in the medley relay) to warm up with it and then just relax and not be so nervous,” DiBetta continued.,Red Devils’ head coach Ernie Banks wants to see DiBetta leave it all in the pool this evening.,The quartet of Olivia Moyer, Kylie McKeegan, Brenna Planey and DiBetta posted a 1:50.51, which was fourth in their heat, but 10th overall to put them in the ‘B’ final.

FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks with reporters following an NFL football minicamp practice, in Foxborough, Mass.,less

FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks with reporters following an NFL football minicamp practice, in Foxborough, Mass.,Police in Florida have charged New ... more read more

In his first budget address Wednesday, the new Democratic governor acknowledged the issue’s history, calling on lawmakers to set aside the squabbles over new casinos and expanded betting options at horse tracks that have derailed previous gambling expansion measures, and pass a stand-alone bill to legalize wagering on sporting events.,If lawmakers act quickly, Illinois could be the first Midwestern state to do so after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year overturned a prohibition on state-sanctioned sports betting.,Pritzker’s proposal has yet to be put into bill form, but the governor’s budget plan calls for creating 20 licenses for in-person or online sports betting that the state would sell for $10 million apiece.,Since gambling terminals went live in bars and restaurants in late 2012, machines have been installed at nearly 7,000 locations, and increased revenues from video gambling have helped offset stagnant state revenues from casinos and horse racing.,Ivan Fernandez, executive director of the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association, said his organization’s members — which own and operate the gambling terminals in bars, restaurants and betting parlors — should be allowed to offer sports betting.

GLENVILLE — Aside from scoring his 1,000th career point here Saturday night at Glenville State College’s Waco Center, Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds to help lead the No. 8 Yellowjackets to an 83-62 victory versus Braxton County in the Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions consolation affair.,SUMMERSVILLE — Wood County Christian capped its 2018-19 season on a winning note, defeating Mercer Christian 56-54 Saturday in a West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament consolation game.,WELLSTON, Ohio — After beating Fairfield Union twice in the regular season, Warren High fell to the Falcons 38-30 in a Division II sectional final Saturday at Wellston High School.,Warren (11-9) mustered just two points in the first quarter and trailed 10-2 after eight minutes.,GLENVILLE — Gilmer County escaped with a 53-52 win over Doddridge County Saturday in a sectional tournament opener.

There is also the growing superyacht, luxury cruiser and game fishing charter boat markets that also move north during the winter to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and then south in summer to escape the tropical cyclones and to view the spectacular New Year Eve fireworks and the wonders of the Gold Coast waterways, Sydney Harbour and the serenity of the Pittwater Hawkesbury cruising grounds.,Small coastal regional towns are critical for providing safe harbour, reprovisioning and respite to the smaller cruising boats on their north or south journeys, as well as offering spectacular coastal scenery and tourism attractions for these and the larger charter boats seeking out things to see and do whilst cruising in Australia.,Just prior to the GFC, Crown Lands NSW got its act together with a strategy, policy, funding and a team motivated to improve the NSW minor ports through private public partnerships and head lease tenures that promoted investment, jobs and great community outcomes.,As a result, private investment in ‘public’ infrastructure is not possible due to uncertainty around tenure and rent payable for the marine business operator, and the community has restricted access to the waterways and commercial opportunities that are linked to the marine industry.,With clear strategy, policy and motivation by government, these coastal towns could thrive and play a significant role in tourism, business, increased jobs and prosperity, not only locally but for the entire country.

According to co-founder of BenchOn, Tim Walmsley, “Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.”,In the highly competitive startup industry, it is now more important than ever to make your business stand out and in this week’s Let’s Talk we asked several business leaders for their tips on ‘how to get investors to sit-up and listen’.,Whilst investors at different stages will look for different things, a business model that enables an in-demand product to be distributed within a sizeable market and supported by strong key metrics will always get their attention.,By understanding why you exist, and listening to the facts and trends of your customers, consumers, you can translate this into a clear opportunity for your business provides the solution that investors can more easily understand and appreciate.,Investors are searching for a team that has the commitment, resilience, and ability to execute a business model.

The discussion of alienated and apathetic young people has continually fuelled the debate on the relationship between said young people and the business landscape around them.,Somewhat ironically, it is those businesses with a negative outlook of young people that struggle to both appeal to a younger audience and, actually retain said employees once they’ve walked through the door.,Therefore, the issue is not the relationship between young people and the business world around them; rather the relationship businesses have with the young people within.,Below, I note three vital themes to consider when questioning the relationship your business has with its staff, particularly in helping to recruit and ultimately retain young people while ensuring they actively want to take their career further with your business.,Therefore, having a clearly defined and invigorated training and promotion scheme can be a valuable asset to employers of young people.

There were over 250 personal best runs across the two main races at the 2019 edition of the Armagh International Road Races.,In my mind, it was the ultra running equivalent of a four-minute mile, the bottom end of race distance that I wanted to have a proper crack at after the marathon last year.,When you think back on a race, a personal best you’re not happy with or any performance, it’s okay to be disappointed.,When first told the time after the race I felt almost as happy as I might have done breaking 15 myself.,The power of running in a strong race, training consistently and dedicating to one’s sport was shown in both men’s performances.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be shuttering its three gas-fired coastal power plants over the next decade, a key step in the city’s aspiration to become the nation’s first metropolis to run entirely on renewable energy.,Its plants in Long Beach, Wilmington and Playa del Rey had been slated for new, more efficient units run on natural gas.,But Mayor Eric Garcetti made a formal announcement Tuesday that $5 billion in costs associated with new gas-fired units would be used instead to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, part of a three-pronged plan that also calls for emission-free vehicles and buildings in the city.,The DWP plants in Long Beach, Wilmington and Playa del Rey had also been scheduled for replacement units, but that plan was put on hold in 2017 so the department could study clean-energy alternatives and assess how quickly the city could reduce natural-gas use.,In 2017, DWP was getting 31 percent of its energy from natural gas — and 18 percent from a coal-burning plant in Utah.