Blizzard warning for Central US, 15 states on alert for damaging winds and heavy snow

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The same deadly storm that hit Washington and Oregon on Wednesday is moving into the Midwest with possible blizzard conditions for the central U.S. Thursday night into Friday.One person died in Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday when a tree feel on her car.East of Portland, Oregon, a woman is still missing after a mudslide buried part of a road.Evacuations were still in effect overnight for a landslide threat east of Portland, Oregon.The chaos in the West was caused by damaging winds over 70 mph and heavy rain up to 10 inches.This storm system is now moving east and already winds have gusted 80 to 100 mph from Montana to Colorado and the Dakotas.On Thursday morning, 15 states are on alert for damaging winds, blizzard conditions and heavy snow.The heaviest of the snow will begin late Thursday night into Friday morning from Minnesota into Iowa, Wisconsin and parts of northern Illinois and Missouri.Snow will be heavy at times from Minneapolis to Des Moines.Chicago could see rain changing to snow by Friday morning and the heaviest snow will be to the west of Chicago downtown.Part of that same storm will move into the Northeast by Friday night with heavy rain from New York City to Boston and snow for upstate New York and New England.Relatively colder air behind the storm will produce additional snow around the eastern Great Lakes for western New York and Pennsylvania this weekend.Snowfall totals will range from 6 inches to as much as a foot of snow possible for Minnesota and parts of northern Iowa.In the Northeast, the heaviest snow will be in northern New York state and into New England where more than 6 inches of snow is expected this weekend. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Millen ready for Palace job

Parish has admitted he has nobody lined up to take over immediately and Millen is prepared for another extended period at the helm. “I don’t know how long I’ll be in charge for,” Millen said. “I have not been told I’ve got a chance and I haven’t spoken to the chairman about myself. “He came to the players today and wished them all the best but that is not a conversation to have on the day of a game. “I’m sure I’ll speak to him tomorrow, he knows what direction he wants to take the club and what I bring to this group of players. “I’ve worked with them for two years now and I do know what makes them tick and what brings the best out of them. “It’s down to the chairman to make that decision. He has the confidence in me to continue taking the team until he makes the right appointment.” After the defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day, Warnock revealed the club had made bids for three strikers and Millen says Palace’s transfer targets have not changed. “I’ve been involved in those discussions and I think the chairman knows what we need,” Millen added. Palace, who have dropped into the bottom three, were good value for their draw against QPR and came closest to breaking the deadlock when Jason Puncheon’s first-half shot struck the post. Redknapp admitted it was a “fair result” and believes the game demonstrates his need for more fire-power in the January transfer window. “You need four strikers, you need to be able to change the game, bring on some pace, get behind people,” Redknapp said. “We can’t, I haven’t got anyone to freshen it up. I’ve got Bobby (Zamora) and Charlie (Austin) – (Eduardo) Vargas looks happier out on the right.” Redknapp added: “The trouble is where are you going to find a striker on loan? “People will come up with names and they’ll be useless – ‘Harry what about him?’ Good luck. “We lost Loic Remy on the deadline (in the summer) and that really cost us. “If I had Remy here he’d have eight to 10 goals by now. Perhaps they’ll loan him back – he’s not getting a game at Chelsea – but I don’t think they will.” Millen was put in charge for the clash at Loftus Road following Neil Warnock’s sacking on Saturday and the team responded with a committed and hard-working display against Harry Redknapp’s side. Chairman Steve Parish overlooked Millen after Tony Pulis walked out at the start of the season but the 48-year-old has again expressed his desire to be permanent manager at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen believes he is ready to take the manager’s job full-time after the Eagles drew 0-0 at QPR on Sunday. Press Association “I’m ready for it,” Millen said. “I think the players respect me. I’ve done it enough times, I’ve managed before and I enjoy working for the club. “The chairman may feel he needs more experience or wants to see what names are available because it’s a vital time now.” Millen continued: “It’s about respect. I respect the players and what they’re about and hopefully they respect me for my knowledge and hard work with them. “You do have to detach yourself from the players as a manager but also, with Premier League players, you have to make sure they understand what you want from them. “They’re big characters at this level and you have to get the best out of them. “There’s respect there between myself and them, I’ve worked with them for two and a half years and we’ve been successful.” Millen was left in charge for four league matches last season as the club took a month to decide Pulis was the right man to replace Ian Holloway. read more

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Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

first_imgMiami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton lost his arm in a serious car accident Thursday.The the crash occurred just after 1 a.m. on State Road 836 in Miami.Norton was driving his Ford F-250 when it struck a concrete barrier wall and flipped over.The Florida Highway Patrol says a Maserati was also involved in the crash but the driver did not sustain any injuries.Norton and a female passenger were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The 22-year-old played for the University of Miami where he was a three-year letterman and two-year starter.He signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2018 after briefly playing for the Carolina Panthers.An investigation into the accident is ongoing, says the FHP.last_img

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Volunteer on the Capitol Campus this Summer

first_imgFamilies from throughout the state, and residents of Thurston County, flock to the campus during the summer months when school is out and the weather invites strolling, picnics and ducking inside the cool, marble halls of the rotunda. Photo ops on the capitol steps are enjoyed “selfie” style as well as by professional photographers shooting wedding couples and family portraits.During the summer months the Capitol Campus is busier than ever. All this activity means the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau could use a helping hand. Summer is a busy time on the capitol campus. Photo credit: Diane Waiste.The VCB operates the Visitor Information Center on the Capitol Campus. The center offers visitors information, maps and answers general questions about the campus, it’s buildings and the grounds. Serving as a Capitol Campus Volunteer requires a four hour weekly commitment and attendance at a free volunteer training. Serving your community as aVisitor Information Center volunteer will allow you to share your knowledge and love of our area with visitors from all around the world. Interested?  Call Phyllis Brock at 360-704-7544 or email [email protected] The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau is located on the corner of the Capitol Campus at Capitol Way and Sid Snyder Avenue. Facebook14Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention BureauOn your way to work, running errands or shuttling kids to activities, chances are you pass the Capitol Campus and the impressive Washington State Capitol building. And, you likely don’t pay too much attention to the buildings, grounds, and monuments it holds as you go about your daily activities.The Winged Vctory Monument honors those who served in World War I. Photo credit: Gerry Oar.However, Olympia is a destination for Washingtonians and visitors from around the nation and world looking to learn more about the history and government of our area. The campus is full of impressive architecture, beautiful public art, monuments to the sacrifice of those who served and participatory opportunities to engage in local government.last_img read more

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Red Bank Plans for Park Improvements and a Parade

first_imgBy Philip Sean Curran The borough council voted March 27 to authorize the borough to apply for the funding from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to the vote, borough engineer Laura Neumann outlined the projects and the costs involved. “It keeps the passivenature of the park, but itdoes implement a newerboardwalk to ensure thatthe shoreline stays stable,”Nuemann said. “And, again,the purpose is to maintainthe environmental natureand the passive nature thatcurrently exists in the parkbut just by rehabbing someof what we have out there.” At Riverside Gardens,the borough intends tospend $113,565 to replacethe boardwalk decking andmake other improvementsat the park located on WestFront Street next to theNavesink River. He explained the thinking into why officials chose the Riverside Gardens and Bellhaven projects to seek state funding. “Bellhaven will not be open during the work and Riverside will largely remain open with some restricted access to small areas where work is being done,” he said. After the parade is overthere will be a ceremony at51 Monmouth St. RED BANK – Red Bank will seek $162,625 in state grants to help pay for projects at Riverside Gardens Park and Bellhaven Nature Area. Borough administrator Ziad A. Shehady told officials that both projects have been funded through past bond ordinances. “So if we are successful in these grant applications,” he said, “we’ll be able to not have to draw down on funding from the bond ordinances for these, either reallocate it elsewhere or cancel those funds.” center_img At Bellhaven, plans call for installing an observation tower and “some recreational components,” she said. In recent years officials have been considering what to do with the park on Locust Avenue where the borough considered but dropped an earlier idea to install a water play area. To help pay for the $423,371 proposal, the borough will seek a grant of $105,842. In other business, the borough will have a Memorial Day parade for the first time in many years. The parade, scheduled for May 27, is due to step off at Irving and Arthur places at noon, but will be cancelled if there is rain, according to the borough. The borough recreation department and the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 are sponsoring the parade. Groups interested in marching may call the recreation department at 732-530-2782 and ask for Oscar Salinas. Another view of Riverside Gardens Park, overlooking the Navesink.Photo by Chris Rotolo Shehady said there is noschedule in place “at thispoint” for either project. “When this grant application came up, the reason we selected these projects for that grant application was because a lot of the technical work and the design work and the engineering work was already done,” he said. “So rather than pick a new project and have to expend new resources on a project that really hasn’t gone through the full vetting process for the council and public, we figured it would be best to pick two existing projects so we can minimize the tax burden.” The borough will look for the state to provide half,or $56,782, of the projectcost.last_img read more

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DRAGON’S DEN STAR WANTS TO BE TD FOR DONEGAL

first_imgPeter CaseyDERRY businessman and RTE Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Peter Casey is set to enter politics south of the Border.He has been living in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Helen, from Crumlin in Dublin, and their five children, but returns to Ireland once a month.He has recently bought a home in Inishowen and is looking for a Dublin base. Mr Casey says he will run for Dail Eireann but hasn’t decided just yet whether to stand in Donegal or Dublin, with his personal preference for Donegal.“I’d be an Independent. I think all the parties have got so much baggage. I don’t think Ireland needs another party. I think Ireland needs the ones it has to operate more entrepreneurially,” he said.“I’m not going to stand to lose. I’ll do an assessment and make a decision as to where is the best place to have the possibility of success,” he said.“Donegal would be where my heart and natural inclination would be but realistically I’m going to be spending a lot of time in Dublin.” Mr Casey is the founder and executive chairman of Claddagh Resources, a global recruitment business that matches high-level executives with consulting and IT firms.Claddagh operates from five locations worldwide and its European base is outside Buncrana.He has confirmed our story last month that he has now bought 16 homes in for people facing eviction. The homes were purchased in Derry.DRAGON’S DEN STAR WANTS TO BE TD FOR DONEGAL was last modified: January 7th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalPeter CaseyTDlast_img read more

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LYIT AND TAIWAN GO GAA GAA TOGETHER!

first_imgLYIT students Darragh Kelly and Rae Walker pictured with Larisa Seghers, Yihsuan Lee, Maria Riordan and Amy Bueck,members of the Taiwan Celts team on a visit to LyIT GAA Club.The Ladies GAA team a LYIT welcomed members of Taiwan Celts Gaelic Football club who are currently on tour at the moment and are eager to avail of as much GAA practice as possible.Part of the tour involved a stay in Kinsale, followed by a tour of the Ring of Kerry and then a bit of match practice in Galway.And finally, they paid a visit to Lettrkenny, to see their former team mate Rose Mannering, a student at LyIT, who spent a Summer in Taiwan in a player /coach role with the Celts. ‘It’s amazing to get training with the ladies GAA groups that we have encountered in Ireland, and we appreciate the time taken by Maria Riordan our friend now living in Dublin in assisting us’, said Larisa Seghers.Among the visitors to Letterkenny are Larisa Seghers an Autralian now residing in Taiwan and a member of the Celts team, also Yishin Lee and Amy Bucek, who hails from Texas.Eamon O’ Boyle the GAA Ladies coach was happy to assist with a training session on the LyIT Training field.The girls were presented with a set of training balls by Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer, on behalf of the Ladies GAA squad at LyIT. The balls will be dispatched back to Taiwan to add to the limited training gear that the Taiwan Celts have at their disposal.LYIT AND TAIWAN GO GAA GAA TOGETHER! was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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South Fork claims NCL III North Division title with thrilling win over Upper Lake

first_imgUpper Lake >> They may not be starring in ‘Game of Thrones,’ but the Cubs can say they are “Kings of the North.” The North Central League III’s North Division, that is. Beyond a monster game from running back Gabe Malley and a stellar second-half defensive effort, the South Fork football team claimed a 46-20 win over Upper Lake on Friday night to advance to the NCL III championship game. “It was a long process to get here, I tell ya,” South Fork head coach Andy Olsen said. “The first thing I …last_img

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South African street art wired for success

first_imgJanine ErasmusWire art is as unique a South African cultural icon as is boerewors, kwaito and Nelson Mandela. Across the country street vendors sell anything from Christmas decorations and wine racks to fruit bowls and representations of popular characters from animated films. These creations are works of art in their own right, delicately formed, colourfully decorated with beads and pieces of tin can, and lovingly finished off – plainly the work of talented hands.This art form has been given a boost by the Streetwires wire art project. With a small team of two artists and two marketing coordinators, the three founders – Winston Rangwani, Patrick Schofield and Anton Ressel – set out in 2000 to establish a formal business structure to support wire artists in Cape Town, and to tackle the ever-present problem of unemployment in South Africa by building on traditional skills that were already in place. Today Streetwires provides a creative outlet for more than 100 men and women, all of whom were previously unemployed. The project supplies skills training, raw materials and support, and encourages individual expression and an attitude of responsibility in taking control of the future.The Streetwires catalogue is bursting with beautiful and imaginative items. The Nguni range, featuring the beloved Nguni cattle farmed for hundreds of years by the Xhosa people, has been thoroughly researched and each piece is accurately crafted in terms of patterning and form. There are other Southern African wild animals and birds – the guinea fowl, the lion, the zebra and giraffe. Christmas baubles and stars are always popular, and the demand for the range of battery-operated radios outstrips the supply.In January 2006 Streetwires opened a workshop in the Ngwenya Glass Village, a craft centre in Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg. Under the guidance of Joseph Ketche, who was transferred from Cape Town to head up the Joburg operation, the new Streetwires initiative is gaining ground and enjoying extensive support from the locals.“Ninety-nine percent of our items are sold to the local market,” says Ketche, “whereas about 75% of the Cape Town sales are destined for overseas. It’s a completely different environment, because we’ve found that while tourists like to buy game animals and larger goods, people in Joburg prefer smaller items such as keyrings, magnets, fashion accessories such as earrings and brooches, and so on. We’ve had to adjust our output accordingly.”It was tough having to start from the ground up, he explains, but so far 30 people have been trained in Joburg. Some have been retained by Streetwires and others have gone on to establish their own businesses. “We found that people who were not accustomed to working with their hands struggled to master the techniques. Some of them became disheartened and dropped out, but others persevered, and in fact it was often the case that we would come across a person who had a lot of talent but was just waiting for an outlet for that creativity.”Before embarking on the Muldersdrift expansion, Streetwires undertook a successful pilot project in Clanwilliam, a town located in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape province. The Clanwilliam Rural Wire Art Centre was established with a view to community development, but it also turned out to be a trial run for the setting up of the operation in Joburg.Says Ketche, “We left the people in the Clanwilliam community with all the equipment and skills needed to carry on with a wire-work enterprise – we taught them how to hold the pliers, how to select the gauge of the wire and the size of the bead, how to market themselves.”This is a vital component of the Streetwires project – skills development and transfer creates a ripple effect that is felt throughout the community, and the result is upliftment and empowerment. The establishment of the facility in Clanwilliam was supported by the Department of Arts and Culture and there are plans to open other such centres around South Africa, particularly in areas that are in need of social development. Streetwires is currently establishing a dedicated training and development division which will focus intensively on outreach projects, skills training and artist development.Streetwires as a community development project is indeed an inspiration. The issue of unemployment, which so easily leads to poverty and crime, is one that Streetwires has tackled by helping previously unemployed South Africans to earn a livelihood in a meaningful, sustainable way. The company has not only enabled its artists to sell their products overseas but has also expanded its product availability into local retail stores around the country, in addition to the success of the Clanwilliam initiative and the opening of the Joburg branch. A large proportion of Streetwires’ work is made on commission and because items can easily carry branding, they work well as corporate gifts.Street wire art, highly sought after by tourists and locals alike, shows in the most vibrant and vivid way that South Africans are creative and innovative with even the most simple materials at their fingertips, and in the most humble of surroundings, originating as it did in rural areas. Because the pieces are made by hand each one is unique, and now the products of this thriving art form are found in homes, galleries and even in the foyers and offices of corporate buildings all around the world.Useful linksStreetwiresB&B Craft MarketsCraft Council South AfricaEskom Due South Craft RouteCape Craft and Design Institutelast_img read more

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Hashim Amla: a life in cricket

first_imgHashim Amla’s cricket career has been impressive. In both Test and one day international cricket matches over the past five years, the right-handed batter has excelled. In 2014, he was named as the Test captain, but he announced his resignation from the role on 6 January 2016. South Africa’s cricket Test captain, Hashim Amla, announces his resignation from the captaincy on 6 January 2016. (Photo: Cricket South Africa) • Infographic: how South Africa fared in the RWC2015  • Clive Rice: South African cricketing icon dies at 66 • Sanlam Cape Town Marathon goes silver  • South Africa to host Commonwealth Games in 2022 • Rural Southern African doctors go the extra mile  Compiled by Priya PitamberSouth African cricket Test captain Hashim Amla said his resignation from the role, announced on 6 January 2016, was a difficult decision to take. But he believes he can contribute better to the team as a senior player and a focused batsman.“I am deeply grateful and privileged to have been the Test captain and I wish to thank Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the honour of captaining my country,” Amla said. “It was enjoyable and indeed a great learning experience.”Amla took over the captaincy role in 2014, but he had already created a name for himself well before he was asked to helm the team.“He became the fifth South African and the third of the modern era to score centuries in both innings of a Test match,” reads the Cricket South Africa website. “Not surprisingly these feats saw him named SA Cricketer of the Year for 2010. He won the award for a second time in 2013. He was also selected for the ICC Test Team of the Year for the fourth time in 2013.”The organisation described his rise in the one day international (ODI) format as stunning.“He only got the chance to get into the South African one-squad for the Indian tour of 2010 when Graeme Smith was ruled out by injury and he has been a first choice ever since,” states the website.“On the tour to the West Indies later that year he scored two centuries and became the first Protea to have an aggregate of more than 400 runs in a five-match series. He currently has the best average and the third best career strike rate of those Proteas who have scored more than 1 000.”Watch Amla talk about the honour of being the Test captain and representing South Africa:The right-handed batter recently scored a whopping 200 for South Africa:200 up for @amlahash. #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/h9NuylS1mk — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 5, 2016And he reached 7 000 Test runs this January during the Test series against England:pic.twitter.com/fAEUVKsRtX — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 4, 2016Backing our boys 100% #ProteaFire #SAvENG #SunfoilTest pic.twitter.com/BHmPZJ4VQw — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 2, 2016Fans at Newlands stadium during the Test in Cape Town began a good-natured and catchy chant pitting Amla against Moeen Ali, the left-handed English batsman:International media said Amla excelled during the Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015:Cricket World Cup 2015: Hashim Amla shines as South Africa set Ireland 412 to win at Manuka. http://t.co/UsaJMWktal pic.twitter.com/YtiOV1G6Qe — Canberra Times (@canberratimes) March 3, 2015 Hashim Amla receives the winning trophy on day five of the 2015 Sunfoil Test Series cricket match between South Africa and the West Indies at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on 5 January 2015. (Photo: Cricket South Africa) Hashim Amla celebrates his 100th run during the 2015 Momentum ODI match between South Africa and the West Indies at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 18 January 2015. (Photo: Cricket South Africa) His overall stats for batting and bowling are remarkable. CSA summarises Hashim Amla’s performances in batting and bowling during his cricket career so far. (Photo: Cricket South Africa)“We respect Hashim’s decision and the manner in which he thought about it and then communicated with me,” said CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat of Amla’s decision to resign as Test captain. “It was consistent with his well-respected personality.”last_img read more

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