Long Island Weather Cold, Windy This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A snowy and gusty weeekend on Long Island are giving way to a cold and breezy week ahead with a few chances of rain and maybe some more snow next weekend.President’s Day is forecast as sunny with high near 32, a wind chill as low as negative 3 and gusts as high as 34 mph before dropping down to 26 after sundown.Up to a half inch of percipitation is likely to move in with fog Tuesday afternoon when the breeziness continues and highs will hit 47, according to Upton-based National Weather Service metoerologists. The showers are expected to dissipate before the temps drop down to 30 at night.Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny and breezy with highs in the mid-30s and dipping into the low 20s overnight before another chance of rain and snow Friday into Saturday.last_img read more

Leadership Thurston County Celebrates Class of 2018

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThe 2018 LTC Graduates are:Rodney AndersonHeidi AndradeJana AyresShawn BallKrystal BarkusPaulette BeadlingDaniel BernerBruce BrennaAlbert BrownCraig ClarkErin ConineBryon DahlMeagan DarrowMoira DavinRobb DunnJJ GeiseLynda GreenWendy HillPamela Holsinger-FuchsRoss JarvisSamantha JenkinsShirley JonesPaul KoleberBrock LeJeffery LippertNathan MageeTravis MathesonAlexis MillerNatalie SkovranChantelle Petrone MarkerHarry PickernellZach PowersTerri PratherKen RiceTim RudloffRudy RudolphLeslie ShahanRyan WarnerRebekah ZinnLeadership Thurston County (LTC) and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation are pleased to recognize members of the Class of 2018, the 24th graduating LTC class. Sponsored by The Wave Car Wash, the graduation program will be held June 13 during the monthly Thurston County Chamber Forum.During the 10-month program, LTC class members met with local, community, and statewide leaders; learned about issues surrounding South Sound communities; expanded networks and resources; and explored numerous opportunities to get involved. Topics ranged from business and economic development to environmental issues, education, and health and human services.  Site visits included tours of local businesses, schools, public agencies, and non-profit organizations.MANY THANKS to Graduation Sponsor The Wave Car Wash, all the employers who sponsored participants, local leaders who contributed to the monthly sessions, LTC Sustaining Trustees and Board of Regents, and the Thurston County Chamber for all their outstanding support during the past LTC year!Are you an alumni of Leadership Thurston County?  Join us after graduation for an all class reunion from 4-7pm at River’s Edge!Meet the newest alumni, reconnect with your class, and enjoy an evening of leadership connections. Complimentary appetizers provided, no-host bar.The Class of 2018 is the 24th graduating class of Leadership Thurston County and we look forward to celebrating with alumni from across the years.For further information, please call Alisha Blain, program coordinator, at 360-357-8515 or email [email protected] Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation and has been developing informed, skilled and committed community leaders since 1994. For information, please go to http://leadthurstoncounty.com/.Photo courtesy: Leadership Thurston County, features class of 2018.last_img read more

Half-time: Fulham 0 Norwich 2

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesScott Malone conceded two penalties in the first half to leave Fulham in trouble at the break.Graham Dorrans converted both spot-kicks after Malone first brought down Jacob Murphy and was later adjudged to have pulled Cameron Jerome to the ground.However, Fulham hotly contested the second decision, with Malone and skipper Scott Parker both booked in the aftermath.Norwich had twice gone close from corners, while at the other end Sone Aluko’s effort was tipped behind by Canaries keeper Michael McGovern.Malone’s first transgression came on 16 minutes, his foul on Murphy giving Dorrans the chance to open the scoring, and six minutes before half-time he was penalised again as Norwich doubled their lead.Fulham had a few half chances but were too often crowded out inside the box, although Chris Martin directed the ball on to the outside of the post. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Freedom Month ‘to promote unity’

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma will lead the nation in marking Freedom Month in April, “celebrating the dawn of freedom and democracy and the achievements of all South Africans in moving away from hatred, divisions and a painful history to build a common future together”, the Presidency said on Wednesday.Freedom Month celebrates the country’s Constitution, “especially the unifying assertion that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.” (Image: GovZA)Brand South Africa reporterFreedom Month celebrations would promote the National Development Plan (NDP) “as a long-term vision which should serve as a basis for partnerships across society to attain the South Africa that is eloquently articulated in the Constitution and historic national documents such as the Freedom Charter of 1955,” the Presidency said in a statement.The National Development Plan is a policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. Among other things, it identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalancesThe plan was approved by Cabinet late last year and adopted by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at its elective conference in Mangaung in December.President Zuma, interviewed on national television following his State of the Nation Address in February, said the NDP was a crucial policy-making tool that would help South Africa develop and determine the direction the country was to take.Zuma, the Presidency said on Wednesday, “urges all parties to use Freedom Month to unite South Africans in their commitment to building a nation that is caring, dignified and with a great sense of humility and mutual respect for one another”.The Presidency said Freedom Month would celebrate the country’s Constitution, “especially the unifying assertion that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white.“At the same time, Freedom Month is also a period of reflection on what else needs to be done collectively towards the goal of building a prosperous society and an improved quality of life for all, especially the poor and the working class.“It reminds us of the need to work hard continuously to ensure that every household has water, electricity, sanitation, a good school, a good clinic, road, a police station and all other basic services.”Freedom Month would also “reflect on what else needs to be done better to improve social cohesion and the building of a nation united in its diversity”, the Presidency said.A summit on social cohesion hosted by the government in Kliptown, Soweto in July last year acknowledged that social cohesion would depend to a large measure on South Africans’ ability, as society, to address the challenges of poverty and inequality.President Zuma, addressing the summit, said that promoting social cohesion, nation building and a sense of national identity were high on the list of South Africa’s priorities, but would require a joint effort from all sectors of society to achieve.‘NDP 2030, one plan, one country, together we move South Africa Forward’. (Image: GCIS)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Never Really Left

The injuries and the extended absences gave Tiger ample time to fade into the background while a crop of young stars like McIlroy and Spieth ascended. But Tiger never really went away: Even though he hasn’t spent much time on the golf course, he still managed to garner more headlines than the others in this group in 24 of the past 47 months.The months since 2014 in which Tiger’s mentions are surpassed by any of these players mostly track with a given player’s success — or a given player’s epic collapse — at a major championship. For example, McIlroy’s headline mentions outpaced Tiger’s in July 2014 when he finally got over the hump to win his first British Open. Spieth’s mentions exceeded Tiger’s in June 2015 when he became the first 21-year-old to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones did so in 1923. In August 2015, Day and Spieth battled for the PGA Championship (where McIlroy was the defending champion). Day ultimately edged Spieth to claim the Wanamaker Trophy, and all three players’ names popped up in the media more frequently than Tiger’s that month.And even if Tiger had been swinging his sticks in April 2016 — he effectively disappeared from the public eye for much of that year — it’s safe to assume Spieth would have still topped Tiger that month: Spieth’s quadruple-bogey at Amen Corner on Sunday at the Masters was the story of the golf season, if not golf’s past half-decade.Tiger’s mentions spiked again in October 2016 when rumors of his return to competitive golf began to swirl (though he eventually postponed that return), and he’s remained steadily at or around the top since.4One big exception: July 2017, when Spieth and McIlroy battled for the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale. And Tiger’s biggest peak came in late May and early June of this year after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of, well, seemingly everything.5We’ve all seen the mugshot; we don’t need to make another joke about the mugshot.The overall trend has held true over the past two years, even as Tiger has been nonexistent in professional golf. Here’s how Woods has compared over that span to the top 10 PGA Tour money leaders in headlines,6Doesn’t include money earned on the European Tour and other non-PGA Tour circuits. according to Media Cloud. The 18-man field of this week’s Hero World Challenge1This event is hosted by Tiger Woods and is a benefit for the Tiger Woods Foundation. — a tournament that seems to function mostly as an excuse to wrangle the world’s best golfers and Derek Jeter for a hang in the Bahamas — features eight players ranked in the top 10 and nine others ranked no lower than No. 32. Rounding out the field is the world’s 1,199th-ranked golfer, otherwise known as Tiger Woods. Take a guess at who’s getting the lion’s share of attention?Woods made his latest return to professional golf on Thursday, giving us another excuse to indulge in a long-running national obsession. Tiger hasn’t won a tournament since 2013, and he hasn’t made a cut since 2015. He played just four meaningful2Assuming you count last year’s Hero World Challenge as “meaningful.” rounds of golf in 2016, and the event in the Bahamas is his first start in 10 months.But Woods’s prolonged absence hasn’t sidelined his status as golf’s biggest celebrity. To measure this using the Media Cloud — a database that collects news published on the internet every day — we looked at every time the words “Tiger Woods” appeared in a headline on a mainstream U.S. media outlet from the beginning of 2014 to the eve of the Hero World Challenge. Tiger garnered 4,489 articles3This may include different versions of the same story. despite making just 22 starts in that time. This number exceeds each of the five players who have held the No. 1 world ranking since Woods last gave it up: Rory McIlroy (3,844 headlines), Jordan Spieth (2,682), Dustin Johnson (1,207), Jason Day (995) and Adam Scott (512). The irony here is that these past two years have been an exciting time for golf as numerous stars have emerged in the Tigerless landscape. Over the course of the past two PGA Tour seasons, the 10 players in the chart above — which includes exciting American talents such as Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed — have combined to rack up more than $100 million and win four of the past eight majors. Despite the cupboard being stocked with all the ingredients for a piquant tabloid stew — youth, success, money, celebrity relationships, some casual cocaine use — none of these moneyed young players in the primes of their careers have managed to grow their personal brand enough to surpass the ultimate golf celebrity.Tiger Mania has had peaks and valleys, but it’s never died down entirely. If Tiger says his back is feeling good, we’re paying attention. If Tiger sneezes, we’re paying attention. And if Tiger messes up, we’re definitely paying attention. But now that he’s picked up the bag again, it would be nice if the quality of his game returned to the sublime golf that made us fall in love with him to begin with — and allow us to focus on that.Geoff Foster contributed research to this piece. read more

Star power on and off the court propel Ohio State to win

As you’d expect for a game as highly anticipated as the one between Ohio State and Duke, half of the pre-game entrances were filled with cheers and the other half were filled with boos. But on Tuesday night, those cheers didn’t initially come for Thad Matta and his Buckeyes, nor did the boos first come for Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils. Instead it was former OSU players Evan Turner, Mike Conley, Jr., Greg Oden, Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn receiving cheers as they arrived to their courtside seats, moments before the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron James received a chorus of boos on the way to theirs. But with the stars of the NBA and OSU’s past lining the north baseline, the real stars Tuesday night were in uniform, as anyone who was looking forward to stat-sheet-stuffing individual performances from the No. 2- and No. 3-ranked teams in the nation didn’t walk away from the Schottenstein Center disappointed. OSU’s trio of preseason National Player of the Year candidates combined for 58 points as the Buckeyes cruised to a 85-63 win. Totals in the OSU box score included 21 points and eight rebounds from preseason All-American Jared Sullinger, 20 points, five rebounds and four assists from William Buford, and 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds from sophomore guard Aaron Craft. After the game, Sullinger attributed the Buckeyes’ domination against Duke to the team’s mental toughness. “What can I say? This basketball team is something special,” Sullinger said. “We really kind of took them by their throats, and we really kind of pushed the ball, and we got a lot of easy baskets.” Despite their large margin of victory, it wasn’t just the Buckeyes’ stars who put on a show. Highly touted Duke freshman guard Austin Rivers had a coming out party of sorts, as he led the Blue Devils in scoring with 22 points — two of which came by way of an ankle-breaking crossover and then lay-up as he was guarded by OSU’s Jordan Sibert. Also starring for Duke was junior forward Mason Plumlee — a former McDonald’s All-American and 2009’s Mr. Basketball in North Carolina — who scored 16 points and added six rebounds for the Blue Devils on Tuesday night. “Those two kids were excellent for us,” Krzyzewski said. “They’re going to get better. Our team is going to get a lot better by playing this level of competition.” The efforts of Rivers and Plumlee weren’t enough, however, as not only did Duke have to deal with the star power of Sullinger, Buford and Craft, but that of an emerging star in OSU sophomore Deshaun Thomas. Also a former high school All-American, Thomas scored a season-high 18 points, including a buzzer beating jumper at the end of the first half to give the Buckeyes a 47-28 lead at intermission. After the game, Thomas admitted that James’ and Wade’s presence played a role in inspiring him for his big game on the big stage. “I saw them over there. They’re guys you watch in the NBA every day,” Thomas said. “It was great motivation to show off for them, ‘cause they show off for us when they’re on the TV.” But while he looked like an NBA player Tuesday night, unlike James and Wade, Thomas’ star power was anything but booed by the sold out crowd of 18,809 at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Aleksandar Mitrovics future hangs in the balance

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic is in sizzling form for Fulham, but is it realistic to expect for his current club to be able to afford to buy him?The Serbian striker was unhappy with the lack of playing time at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez eventually succumbed to his pleas and Aleksandar Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham in England’s second division. There, he has scored 10 goals in 12 matches, resurrecting his career (and price tag). He has helped Fulham shoot right up the table. The team is entrenched in a battle with Cardiff for the second automatic Premier League bid.If Fulham fails to earn it, than Jokanovic’s men will have to go through the four-team playoff rigmarole. But, my question is what happens next to Mitrovic next. Slavisa Jokanovic has made it clear he would love to keep his fellow countryman at Craven Cottage. This is what he said according to Get West London:“I know he is really happy with the team, with the club, with the city and for another side he knows I am satisfied with level he offer us.”Thibaut Courtois, Real MadridReport: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“If you ask if he want to stay it’s probably a yes, but in realistic life we are going to see.”Newcastle’s demands might be too high for Fulham even if it gets promoted. Additionally, there are likely going to be other teams interested in his services, especially if he performs well for Serbia during the World Cup this summer. According to Chronicle Live, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Burnley could all be interested.Before the loan to Fulham, the 23-year-old was valued at about €13 million. Due to his recent performances, that number has risen to over €20 million. Rafa Benitez will probably wait for the World Cup to end and will hope that Mitrovic’s price rises even further. Also, he needs to sign another center forward before selling him, something that he wasn’t able to accomplish during the past two transfer periods.Best case scenario: Newcastle finds a striker and Fulham gets to keep Mitrovic. Win-win for both.last_img read more

Mourinho snaps at female reporter

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho snapped at a female reporter’s question after his team’s defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.The United gaffer could only watch in despair as his team were beaten 3-2 by Chris Hughton’s Brighton.First half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross ensured that Brighton took all three points at the Amex Stadium to pile more pressure on Jose Mourinho.And the strain clearly got to him during a routine interview with beIN Sport reporter Carrie Brown after the full-time whistle.Mourinho gave short shrift to the first question put to him about how the game had gone, saying: “We made mistakes, and we were punished by the mistakes” according to Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Brown attempted to ask about the level of cohesiveness between his players, asking if it was a fair assessment to suggest the squad was struggling for communication and chemistry on the pitch.The United boss took issue with the question, answering back sarcastically: “You must be fantastic in your job to have the ability to speak about chemistry between players.”Despite the reaction she got from the United manager, Carrie decided to ask one final question, only for her to receive the same cold and short reply.Brown took to Twitter to deliver her own reaction to the bizarre footage, reposting the brief clip with a shrugging emoji.Mourinho has endured a not so positive start to the season and has criticized the club’s board for lack of transfer additions and the lack of senior players during preseason.last_img read more

Some stores hesitant to pull Corned Beef says sources are good

first_img Related Items:#cornedbeefbannedBahamas, #healthriskBraziliancornedbeef, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 22, 2017 – Nassau – Not all stores eager to comply with taking corned beef off their shelves.  Supermarkets say notice on the Brazilian meat ban was startling as they did not receive information right away despite announcement by the Ministry and Minister of Agriculture.Food stores interviewed said they trust their sources for the products and that they have never before had a problem.  Corned beef is a major staple in the Bahamian pantry, therefore a big seller. One owner said the issue with the Brazilian supplier, where tainted beef and poultry were found to be exported after a police investigation into government corruption, underscores the need for The Bahamas to be better at feeding itself.#MagneticMediaNews#cornedbeefbannedBahamas#healthriskBraziliancornedbeef Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Premier continues to welcome critical delegations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson continues to welcome many regional and international partners who are offering assistance and support in the country’s Recovery efforts.“The level of assistance being offered is unprecedented and we are grateful that in this climate where many countries around the world are affected by recent disasters, our country is being considered favorably in our early framing days of our recovery strategy.   We have a few more critical assessments to complete and we are pleased that the various offers of assistance can be factored in for consideration in our Strategic Recovery Framework”, said Premier Robinson.   “People are eager to learn what if anything the Government is able to do in terms of housing repairs, business support and rebuilding. We are closer to that date and we are pleased with the critical work done thus far.”“Last week I was pleased to welcome the DFID/FCO Reconstruction Team which comprised of critical skills and posts.  The Team led by Chris Austin, Barbados based head of the UK Joint Task Force in the region comprised of David Barlow, Consultant on Emergency Planning; Alex Stevens, Head of OT Governance Team, DFID; John Bowker, Infrastructure Advisor, DFID; David Woolnough and Miriam Sachak, head of Economic and Financial team, DFID, FCO.”“The Team was able to meet with the Governor, myself, Ministers, Senior Public Service Management and critical Department Heads.   I was pleased with the dialogue and was satisfied with the initial feedback received in the Debriefing at the end of the Visit.   The Team will report to the UK Ministerial Group and formal dialogue will follow on our country’s needs and the UK’s commitments.”“I was likewise delighted to receive a courtesy call from a Bahamian Delegation led by the Hon Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Opposition and which included Member of Parliament, Hon Paiswell Forbes and Senator the Hon Jobeth Coleby Davis.“This week, I welcomed Caribbean representative, Diane Quarless for UN ECLAC.    At my invitation, a full delegation will travel to TCI the first week of November to continue the critical damage and Loss Assessment Report.   The work of UN ECLAC is critical in assessing our economic loss and recommendations for recovery efforts.”Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more