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Long Island Weather: Blizzard Forecast Update

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County is bracing for a powerful winter storm that may bring blizzard-like conditions to the region.Nassau County is bracing for the region’s first major winter storm to pound the area Friday and is organizing its fleet of plows and payload trucks in preparation, as the municipality still weathers infrastructure damages leftover from Superstorm Sandy.“We are at the ready to keep our roads clear,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said at a press conference in Hicksville Thursday. “We are preparing for a significant storm.”The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for Suffolk County beginning Friday afternoon and lasting until Saturday afternoon. Nassau County remains under a winter storm watch.UPDATE: Blizzard warning issued for all of Long IslandMeteorologists are predicting that Suffolk will take the brunt of the storm with wind gusts topping 60 mph and heavy snow, with accumulation possible of eight to 12 inches. The weather service is calling for six to 10 inches of snow in Nassau.The weather service warned that the storm has the potential of bringing down tree limbs and causing scattered power outages, and can create whiteout conditions causing limited visibility on roadways.Nassau is set to deploy more than 175 personnel to clear roadways, 85 plows and 16 payload trucks, the county said.Mangano warned of a messy commute Friday morning as a mix of snow and rain hits the area overnight. The National Weather Service predicted snow accumulation of less than one inch Friday morning but noted there’s a possibility of heavy rain before 9 a.m. with wind gusts as high as 28 mph.Snow is expected to begin again 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through the night.The potential blizzard has also revived the discussion about Long Island Power Authority’s response to Superstorm Sandy and the tongue lashing the utility received from ratepayers and officials, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.When Mangano was asked Thursday if he’s concerned about LIPA’s storm response he said, “Absolutely.”“The concern is obviously there,” he added, “certainly the assets have not been hardened since Hurricane Sandy,” noting the strong winds last week that knocked out power to more than 30,000 LIPA customers throughout the island.LIPA did not return calls for comment about storm preparation.The county executive also shed light on infrastructure vulnerabilities and economic woes that face municipalities affected by Sandy because many local governments are still waiting on federal funding before repairs can be green-lighted.“We went through a terrible, terrible hurricane,” Mangano said. “There’s obviously significant work that needs to be done to harden our infrastructure, and quite frankly the dollars that are necessary to do that have not begun to flow so you can really get to work on these items and we’re trying to peddle fast and advocate hard.”As for the storm, the National Weather Service said heavy snow would make for dangerous driving conditions, noting that visibility may be limited to half a mile.A message left for a Suffolk County spokeswoman was not returned.last_img read more

Local GAA action

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA Kiladangan were 12 point winners over Burgess in the Senior hurling relegation battle.2-20 to 2-8 the final score in Nenagh.Roscrea and Toomevara will meet in the Seamus O’Riain Cup finalToom beat JK Brackens in yesterday’s semi-final while Roscrea saw off the challenge of Holycross this afternoon on a scoreline of 3-14 to 20 points.St Mary’s and Gortnahoe Glengoole will meet in the County Intermediate Hurling final after their semi-final wins this afternoon. Gortnahoe Glengoole overcame Cappawhite – 2-17 to 16 points while St Mary’s beat Moyne Templetuohy on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-14That Intermediate Final will be played on Saturday October 7th.last_img read more

Club golf pair win national women’s title

first_img18 Aug 2017 Club golf pair win national women’s title Club golfers Chris Mitchell and Brenda Smith are the national winners of England Golf’s Australian Spoons competition. The pair, from South Cerney Golf Club near Cirencester, came through club and regional qualifying rounds to win the national final of the women’s stableford foursomes competition. It was a second national title in three days for Chris, who teamed up with two other women on Wednesday to win a national bowls title. “This has really topped the week off,” she said after the Australian Spoons success. The final was played at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, as part of England Golf Week, a five-day festival which celebrates the handicap game. Chris and Brenda represented the South West and they took on the challenge of pairs from five other regions – and triumphed. They played the Bracken course and won by two points from Lynne Southgate and Karen Smith of Burstead Golf Club, Essex; and from Susan Franklin and Barbara Kelsey of Wishaw, Warwickshire. “It’s absolutely amazing,” said Brenda, who plays off 20. “We were absolutely shocked to win the regional final and now we’re bowled over to win this. We are delighted, chuffed to bits.” Chris is a 17-handicapper. The other finalists were Elaine Lilley and Jacqui Francis of Belton Woods, Lincolnshire; Allena Doley and Linda Fossey of Meon Valley, Hampshire and Lindsey Withers and Sharon Hodgkiss of Hazel Grove, Cheshire. All the finalists were the overnight guests of England Golf and enjoyed a gala dinner before their final. “We have just so enjoyed the two days, the whole experience has been absolutely overwhelming,” said Brenda. Caption: Australian Spoons winners Brenda Smith (left) and Chris Mitchell. (Image copyrght Leaderboard Photography). Tags: Australian Spoons, South Cerney Golf Clublast_img read more

Hockey is all good for California’s Nielsen

first_imgNow Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.Today Millar profiles Nelson Minor Hockey grad Bryce Nielsen. Winning the prestigious Kelowna Major Midget tournament with his Wenatchee Wild team-mates rates as Nielsen’s best experience in hockey.He has no worst hockey experience. He calls his dad the most important person in his hockey development, and he draws on both parents’ wisdom for his own philosophy of life. “Neely” names the hamburger as his favourite food and Pawn Stars as his favourite TV program.Miracle is his movie choice. He selects Will Farrell as his favourite actor. Hip-hop and rap are his type of music and Aer is his favourite performer. The Anaheim Ducks and Bobby Ryan are his professional hockey favourites.His goal for this year is to make it to a Junior A team. Five years from now he expects to be in college, and in ten years he hopes to be playing at the professional level. Bryce Nielsen arrived in Nelson at the suggestion of the coach of the Winkler Flyers when the Manitoba Jr. A team released him.“Neely”, who hails from Laguna Hills, California, centers Aaron Dunlap and James Sorrey.The line has been a very productive match-up . . . that is until Nielsen suffered an upper body injury that has kept him out of the lineup of late.center_img Enrolled as an on-line student of the Saddleback (California) Junior College, when he is not at the rink or studying, Bryce enjoys fishing, video games and hanging out with the guys. His pre-game routine includes eating pasta, and a set warm-up sequence. He has no “superstitions” surrounding how he puts his gear on. He wants you to know that he loves hockey.     The Leafs are back on the ice Friday hosting Creston at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.,Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years. Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.last_img read more

Bombers receive shot in pocket book to attend Triple-A Basketball Championships

first_imgFollowing a lopsided victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the Kootenay High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Zone Final, everything was coming up roses for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.That was until the bill came in for the team to compete at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships in Langley.However, everything is back on schedule as the Bombers are in Langley to battle the best beginning Wednesday against Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver.”I think the mood of the team is positive,” said Bomber head coach Jeremy Phelan, who has spearheaded the fundraising drive for the team.”We realize that we’ve not had a full squad available all season long for any of our tournaments and therefore have not been able to play up to our full potential. “However, we are heading in to the provincial tournament with a full healthy roster and have improved greatly each time we’ve gone away to tournaments.”The Bombers face a tough road ahead as the 15th seeded team in the 16-team field.Sir Charles Tupper is ranked second and are a very well coached team and well-organized team said Phelan.”Our game is generally a slash and pound game,” Phelan explained. “We like to get the ball in the post, driving to the hoop, getting high percentage shots, and our opponent in foul trouble often.””So on paper their style of play is tough for us to stop but ours is equally as difficult especially if they’re not able to prepare for what we bring to the court,” added Phelan, spending the past two weeks reviewing video footage of the Bomber opponents.This is the Bombers first foray into the AAA level since the B.C. Boy’s Basketball Association changed the divisions to start this season and the Quad category was added.LVR has been a Double-A school for the past decade and a tournament participant for the past few under the guidance of former skipper Ross Naka.To get to Langley the Bombers are thankful to many businesses for helping them during fundraising, including Tom Atkins at the Nelson and District Credit Union.Others include Shambhala Music Festival, Lion’s Club of Nelson, Nelson and District Community Investment Program, Bibby Orthodontics, Kootenay Health Services, Dr. Lee Hutton, Dr. Brian Moulson, Alan Burch Law Corporation, Berg Lehmann Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Ms. Glenda Miller, Tim Pearkes Law Corporation, Safeway, Save-On-Foods and The Kootenay Co-op.last_img read more

Warriors sign Scottie Pippen’s nephew, an undrafted rookie center

first_imgThe Warriors’ star-studded backcourt has NBA bloodlines. Now they’ve added a center with Hall of Fame pedigree.Golden State has signed Scottie Pippen’s nephew, Kavion Pippen, the team announced Monday without releasing terms of the agreement. Unlike his famous uncle, Kavion Pippen will have a much tougher road to make a regular season roster, particulary since he’s mostly an emergency addition for the Warriors.Pippen was signed to help the Warriors’ depleted frontcourt, where they’re …last_img read more

South African wine bottles get ‘smart’

first_img15 September 2011South African website wine.co.za is offering free QR-codes – codes that can be read by smartphones – to local wine estates for use on their bottles, giving consumers quick and easy access to information about the wine on the internet.QR-codes (Quick Response Codes) are a kind of barcode that is printed on a product or label, which can then be photographed and interpreted by a smartphone. They usually contain links to enable easy access to websites, negating the need for consumers to have to type in long addresses or URLs.“By placing a QR-Code on say a back label, a wine producer can supply much more detailed information about their wine, directly to the consumer, at the time of purchase,” wine.co.za said in a statement this week. “In the case of wine.co.za, we have already created a mobi-page for every wine in our extensive database.“This page will present the full technical analysis, tasting notes, accolades, contact details of the producer.”Adding value to marketingAccording to wine.co.za, Wines of South Africa recently requested producers to take a look at QR-Codes as they add huge value to marketing wines, at very low cost, and with the free QR-Codes the cost remains very low.All wine producers need to do is to ensure that their information is kept up to date on wine.co.zaTo check out QR-Codes in action, go to www.wine.co.za/mobi and select a winery name to show a list of wines that wine.co.za has generated QR codes for.Then use your cell phone’s barcode reader to “photograph” that image. A web page will appear on your browser with everything about the chosen wine.Many smartphones come preloaded with QR-code readers. Otherwise, QR-code readers can be downloaded from the native “app” store.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

On Warriors and Worriers

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now In sales, as in life, there are warriors and there are worriers.Be a WarriorIf you are going to succeed, you need to be a warrior. I’m not speaking of the blood and guts kind of warrior that might first come to mind. I mean you have to have the warrior’s mindset, the warrior’s heart, and live by the warrior’s code.To be a warrior, you have to pursue the warrior’s mindset. You have to believe that you can make a difference. You have to believe that what you are doing is important and valuable. You have to live for some great purpose.If you are going to be a warrior, you have to have the warrior’s heart. You can’t be afraid to take action. You can’t be afraid to mix it up. In order to win, you have to willingly put yourself at risk. You are going to get a little blood on you; sometimes it will be your own. Your heart cannot fear dying.Warriors have a code. Warriors have their honor, and it’s something they prize so dearly they are willing to die to protect it. No one ever has to wonder whether the warrior will come through. Their code demands it of them, and they keep the code.Be Not a WorrierWorriers are something less than warriors.Worriers have a mindset of fear and scarcity. They don’t believe they have the power to make a difference. They don’t live for a great purpose. They believe that they cannot succeed, that they won’t succeed, and that deck is stacked against them.Worriers are afraid to mix it up because they feel that they have to be subservient to survive. They don’t think about how to succeed, they think only of how to survive. Worriers never take risks or chances. Because they are afraid to die, they never take the actions they need to take to truly live.Worriers don’t live by the code. They don’t believe anything so strongly that they are willing to die for that belief. The have no honor, and so honor demands nothing of them.Worriers are something less than warriors.Every day, you are faced with a choice. You can be a warrior, or you can be a worrier. Your choice matters a great deal. Choose wisely, warrior.QuestionsHow is this post about sales?How is this post about how you live your life?What does this post have to do with the choices that you make?last_img read more

Argentina and Messi not getting any sympathy from Brazil

first_imgNBA: LeBron supports new All Star Game format: ‘Not a bad idea’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brazil is unbeaten in its 11 World Cup qualifiers under Tite. Nine were victories. If Chile can end Brazil’s unbeaten string, the reigning Copa America champion will advance to its third straight World Cup.“We think we have the weapons to do it,” Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo said.Bravo ruled out any collusion to hurt Argentina’s chances.“We don’t think of an agreement not to attack,” Bravo said. “Brazil is a team that presses and plays well. They are at home, which favors them. But we improved in the last match. We’ll play our game and try to makehistory.”After Monday’s training at Allianz Parque, Tite confirmed Brazil will test goalkeeper Ederson as a starter. He confirmed that defender Marquinhos, who will replace the injured Thiago Silva, will be the captain forthe clash against the desperate Chileans in Sao Paulo.Chile will be without key midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has called up Esteban Pavez, who plays for Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense.“We qualified for the World Cup three matches ago and this has not changed the seriousness and the behavior of our team,” Gabriel Jesus said. “And it won’t change now.”In social media many Brazilian fans have jokingly said Chile should get a hand to advance and put the Argentines at an even bigger risk of humiliation. “Entrega Brasil”, which means “Give it away Brazil” in Portuguese, has been one of the most mentioned lines by Brazilians on Twitter since last week. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH In other matches, which all start at the same time, its Brazil-Chile, Peru-Colombia, Paraguay-Venezuela, and Uruguay-Bolivia.Argentina needs a victory to get at least a playoff spot. Any other result puts it in jeopardy of missing the World Cup for the first time since 1970.Leader Brazil has 38 points. Uruguay is next with 28 and is a cinch to qualify. That leaves five teams separated by two points: Chile (26), Colombia (26), Peru (25), Argentina (25), and Paraguay (24).A World Cup without Argentina and Messi would hurt the TV networks, Russian ticket sales, and FIFA, which needs an exciting tournament to distract from any problems off the pitch.“It’s natural that a World Cup without Brazil, Argentina, or Germany would lose a little of its charm,” Brazil defender Miranda said. “But our goal is to qualify to the World Cup and our opponents should deal with their own situations.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments “Qualification to the World Cup is not about one game, it is about a full campaign”, Brazil coach Tite said on Monday after being questioned about Argentina’s possible absence in Russia. “Yesterday, we thanked each other because we are already qualified. I can’t imagine what it is like for others; they must be having trouble sleeping. (In the end), others will reap what their work sowed.”Striker Gabriel Jesus said: “Everybody knows the skills of Messi and the importance of Argentina. If they are where they are, it’s because of what they have done. Of course, you talk about Messi, one of the best players football has ever had. But we have to think only about ourselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSouth America wraps up regional qualifying on Tuesday. Only Brazil is in. Three other teams will gain automatic berths, and one more qualifies for a playoff next month against New Zealand.Most eyes are on Argentina’s match in Ecuador, played at 2,850 meters (9,350 feet) in the thin air of Quito. Argentina’s Lionel Messi gestures at the end of the goalless 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Peru in Buenos Aires on October 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eitan ABRAMOVICHSAO PAULO — With Argentina and Lionel Messi on the brink of missing the World Cup, they are not receiving any sympathy from archrival Brazil.Five-time champion Brazil qualified six months ago for the finals in Russia, and have been fascinated watching their archrival struggle to join them. Not even an entreaty from Argentina’s main sports newspaper Ole saying “I need you” in Portuguese seemed to move the leader of South American World Cup qualifying.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

Ancajas leaves for Texas fight vs Gonzales

first_imgFILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas will still train Thursday before taking the night flight bound for Los Angeles.“Time is of the essence,” Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer told the Inquirer Wednesday. “Jerwin is ready to rumble.”ADVERTISEMENT Bayron, three foreigners share Pradera lead “Hopefully, he’ll hit 118 before our departure,” added Jimenez. “We’ll only do light training in the United States, just to let the sweat out.”Though Ancajas (28-1-1 with 19 knockouts) is tagged the favorite against Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs), Jimenez said they’re not lowering their guards and have covered all bases to ensure victory.Finally able to secure tapes of Gonzalez’s fights, Jimenez said they know what to do on fight night.Ancajas hopes to impress in his American debut, also his first fight under Bob Arum’s Top Rank.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Ancajas will dangle his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown for the fourth time against Mexican Israel Gonzales on Feb. 3 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.Jimenez said they will have light training, but no more sparring, in LA before leaving for Texas on Jan. 28.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Jerwin has sparred over 90 rounds and that’s enough,” added Jimenez, who supervised Ancajas’ training camp at their Survival Gym in Magallanes, Cavite.Even Ancajas’ weight is well under control, according to Jimenez, who bared that the 26-year-old pride of Panabo City checked in at 121 pounds after Wednesday’s training session. MOST READcenter_img 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more