East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Atlantic Philanthropies Chief Executive John Healy has given an insight into the Foundation’s policy on fundraising and sustainability in a recent interview with Alliance magazine. In a survey earlier in the year Atlantic was listed as one of the biggest foundations by grant size in Europe. Three years ago a decision was made that The Atlantic Philanthropies would spend down their then almost $4 billion endowment over a period of 12-15 years. Healy said that the decision was not taken lightly. ‘The timescale that we have decided to operate within means that we are looking to do things where we can potentially have a very substantial impact within a limited period of time. And whatever we do, a judgement will be passed on the organization. There are certain problems or issues that we have considered taking on but have decided not to because we believe they would require a longer period of sustained investment than we’re going to be able to give them. If you have a limited life ahead of you, there are certain things that it’s probably best that you don’t get into.’ Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Foundation boss gives fundraising insight 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 12 October 2005 | News According to John Healy, sustainability is now a much more important issue than it was before. ‘When we are contemplating entering into a grantmaking relationship with a non-profit organization, we’ve got to start thinking right up front about how we exit, because we know that we will not be around for a long period. This is a little bit counterintuitive,’ he admits, ‘but it’s nevertheless necessary. We also feel it’s necessary to be absolutely candid with grantees and remind them that we are only around for a certain number of years and they won’t be able to rely on us thereafter.’Helping grantees in their fundraising seems to be a key thing here, according to Healy. This might involve discussing with them ways that we can help them secure support from a wider base of supporters or brokering meetings or relationships with other funders for them, Healy says. ‘We’ve always been willing to do that but we’re doing it more now.’More unusually, it might in some cases involve investing in fundraising departments ‘which might not be as strong as they could be.’ These are investments that are not typically very attractive to foundations but we think that in our circumstances they make sense,’ he says. They are, of course, just the sort of investments that a ‘high-engagement grantmaker’ or a venture philanthropy fund like New Profit Inc would make. Of course it is not just the sustainability of the grantee organization that Atlantic is concerned about, he says. ‘We want our impact to be sustained as well. What we would like to think is that the work that we do will continue to have impact after we’ve closed our door.’ Healy says the discussion of sustainability leads naturally to the question of risk. While he agrees that this is something ‘we have to guard against’, he also points out that the spend-down itself is ‘a huge risk’. He likens it to ‘a big bet’. ‘We’re betting our endowment, if you like, and that’s a massive risk. Our bet is that we can have more impact – or our grantees can have more impact, because that’s really the important thing – if we invest very heavily in them over a short period of time as opposed to providing them with a lesser volume of funds over longer periods of time. In the future our typical grants will therefore be rather larger than those made by the average foundation.’ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Facebook Hank Kilgore Linkedin TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) Twitter Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleFrogs dominate in 40-10 victory over West VirginiaNext articleWes Moore redefines ‘higher education’ for TCU students Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Mary Kincannon has worked at TCU for over 32 years, and she is excited about her new position. Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. Twitter printWith 32 years of experience under her belt, Mary Kincannon aims to improve student communication as her new position of TCU registrar.Kincannon, who served as the associate registrar prior to her new post, interviewed for the position after previous registrar Pat Miller stepped down for other projects.Pat Miller had been TCU’s registrar since 1987, but Kincannon said she is not worried about taking over.“There are things I’ve had to do my research on,” Kincannon said. “But for the most part, I know the business. I’ve been in it for a long time.”The goal of the registrar is to assist students with enrollment, grades, major and minor changes, transcripts, veterans affairs and graduation.Many of the services given by the registrar’s office can be done online, decreasing the amount of student interaction.“We don’t interact with students as much as we used to,” Kincannon said. “A lot of services are online because that works 24/7, but students still need to ask questions when the system doesn’t work out how they want.”Though much of this work is done for students online, the registrar’s office still remains an integral part of the college campus, and Kincannon said she plans on keeping the experience personal.“We’re going to continue to look at technology improvements and what we can do without losing the personal touch,” Kincannon said.“I think one of the things that makes TCU special is the personal touch,” Kincannon said. “I enjoy that part of it.”TCU’s new registrar Mary Kincannon working in her new office. TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ ReddIt Linkedin Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ Hank Kilgorehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hank-kilgore/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Website| + posts TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer
June 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freedom of expression situation worsens in aftermath of Eurovision Follow the news on Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Receive email alerts to go further News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News RSF_en The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA), coordinated by Article 19, condemns recent actions taken by the Azerbaijani authorities to limit freedom of expression and freedom of information. In the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest, the authorities have targeted critical journalists and activists and adopted legislation which contradicts international freedom of information principles. These moves occur against the backdrop of an overall alarming freedom of expression situation, which must be urgently addressed.The IPGA expresses its deep concern regarding the alarming state of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, which has significantly worsened in the weeks since the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku in May 2012. The IPGA is particularly concerned by the following recent developments: Persecution of journalists and activists On 21 June 2012, Talysh-language Tolishi Sedo (“the voice of the Talysh”) newspaper editor-in-chief Hilal Mammadov joined the ranks of Azerbaijan’s journalists behind bars as he was arrested on charges of drug possession. On 22 June 2012, the Nizami District Court in Baku sentenced him to three months of pre-trial detention. Mammadov has denied the charges and said he believes he has been targeted for political reasons. A previous editor-in-chief of Tolishi Sedo, Novruzali Mammadov, died in prison in 2010 while serving a 10-year sentence on politically motivated charges of high treason. The Talysh are a minority group who mostly live in the southern regions of Azerbaijan near the Iranian border.Photographer and journalist Mehman Huseynov is viewed by many local campaigners as “the first victim of Eurovision”. He was detained for about 24 hours from 12-13 June 2012 on criminal hooliganism charges before being released, and faces up to five years’ imprisonment as the charges still stand. Huseynov, who is affiliated with local rights group the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), was active with the Sing for Democracy campaign, which used the Eurovision Song Contest as a platform to promote democracy and human rights in Azerbaijan. The charges against him stem from an altercation with police during an opposition protest on 21 May 2012, which Huseynov was trying to photograph.Kur Civil Society activist Ilham Amiraslanov remains in detention following his arrest on 8 June 2012 on charges of possession of arms and ammunition. In a letter circulated by the Azerbaijani media on 19 June 2012, Amiraslanov reported that police planted the weapon on him and carried out acts of torture against him. Amiraslanov is the second Kur activist to be targeted recently as the group’s coordinator, Ogtay Gulaliyev, was released on 13 June 2012 after spending nearly two months in detention. Gulaliyev faces up to three years in prison as the hooliganism charges against him still stand. Kur Civil Society has been outspoken about the rights of local residents in the Sabirabad region in the aftermath of the mass flooding in the region in 2010, claiming that many victims have not been properly compensated by the authorities.Justice has not been carried out in the cases of journalists Idrak Abbasov and Khadija Ismayilova, who were very publicly critical of the authorities in the run-up to Eurovision. Abbasov, a correspondent of IRFS and Ayna and Zerkalo newspapers, was severely beaten to the point of hospitalisation on 18 April 2012 by a group of employees of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) while filming their demolition of houses in his village. SOCAR later blamed Abbasov for instigating the attack. Ismayilova, an investigative journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was subjected to a particularly vicious personal attack as a sex video of her filmed by hidden camera was posted online after she refused to be silenced by a previous blackmail attempt.The trial of Khural newspaper editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli continues. Zeynalli, who has been in detention since October 2011, faces up to 12 years’ imprisonment if convicted on politically motivated charges of extortion, tax evasion and failure to implement a court decision. The charges were based on Member of Parliament Gular Ahmadova’s claims that Zeynalli attempted to blackmail her.Other journalists and activists remain in detention or jail in connection with exercising their right to freedom of expression, including Anar Bayramli, Ramin Bayramov, Vugar Gonagov, Zaur Guliyev, Aydin Janiyev, Taleh Khasmammadov and Ilham Suleymanov. Although nine activists imprisoned during the March and April 2011 pro-democracy protests in Baku were released by presidential pardon on 22 June 2012, two remain in prison: political activist Shahin Hasanli and human rights defender Vidadi Iskenderov. Picture: Vano Shlamov / AFP Restrictive legislation On 12 June 2012, the Azerbaijani parliament adopted legislation limiting the right to access information by allowing Azerbaijani companies not to disclose information pertaining to their registration, ownership structure and shareholders. This legislation was introduced following the publication of a series of articles by RFE/RL correspondent Khadija Ismayilova exposing the private business interests of the president’s family. The same day, the Azerbaijani parliament also adopted legislation granting the president and first lady lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution.Finally, despite the provision in the “National Action Programme for increasing the efficiency of human rights and freedoms in the Republic of Azerbaijan” that defamation should be decriminalised in 2012, at present, defamation remains a criminal offence. Civil defamation provisions continue to be misused to hamstring the ability of independent and opposition media outlets to operate, as evidenced by the 13 June 2012 verdict of the Yasamal District Court in Baku, ordering Azadliq newspaper to pay AZN 30,000 (approximately GBP 25,000) to the head of the Baku City Metro, Tagi Ahmadov, and the recent defamation lawsuit filed by Azerbaijani Airlines against Yeni Musavat newspaper demanding AZN 500,000 (approximately GBP 408,000) in compensation.The IPGA condemns the persecution of those exercising their right to freedom of expression and calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve the freedom of expression situation in the country, including the following:- Immediately and unconditionally release those detained or imprisoned in connection with exercising their right to free expression, including Ilham Amiraslanov, Anar Bayramli, Ramin Bayramov, Vugar Gonagov, Zaur Guliyev, Shahin Hasanli, Vidadi Iskenderov, Aydin Janiyev, Taleh Khasmammadov, Hilal Mammadov, Ilham Suleymanov, and Avaz Zeynalli;- Carry out a prompt and thorough investigation in line with international standards into the allegations of police torture of Ilham Amiraslanov and bring the perpetrators to justice;- Drop the politically motivated charges against Mehman Huseynov and Ogtay Gulaliyev;- Redouble efforts to investigate the attacks against Idrak Abbasov and Khadija Ismayilova and bring the perpetrators to justice;- Abolish criminal defamation provisions and ensure that civil defamation legislation and practices are consistent with international standards for freedom of expression; and- Ensure that all legislation related to the right to access information complies with international standards for freedom of information.The following organisations support this statement:• Article 19• Freedom House• Freedom Now• Human Rights House Foundation• Index on Censorship• Media Diversity Institute• Norwegian Helsinki Committee• PEN International Writers In Prison Committee• Reporters Without Borders• World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)Notes to editors: The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan is a coalition of international organisations, coordinated by Article 19, working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. For more information about the partnership, please contact IPGA Coordinator Rebecca Vincent at +994 12 441 2817 or [email protected] Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more
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Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 TAGS Pinterest Pinterest Highview Capital Acquires Randall Farms WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Highview Capital, LLC (“Highview”) today announced its acquisition of Randall Farms (“the Company”), a leading provider of fresh poultry and meat products. The Company partners with grocery customers to provide all types of processed and value-added meats, including a variety of fresh prepared meals and marinated, ready-to-cook offerings. Highview purchased the business from the family of Stan Bloom, whose father, Sid founded the business. “My family founded Randall Farms in 1952 as a small poultry farm raising chickens to sell to local supermarkets,” said Mr. Bloom. “I’m so proud of all of our team’s hard work and how far we’ve come to become an established partner of choice to grocery stores looking for affordable, value-added protein offerings. As the Company sits on the cusp of its next phase of growth, we are thrilled to have found a new owner in Highview that strongly believes in the business and has the tools necessary to take it to the next level.” “At Randall Farms, we have always focused on putting our customers first,” said Ron Totin, President of Randall Farms. “Whether we’re creating new, on-trend product offerings that anticipate their needs, or helping them capture incremental revenue by delivering speed and flexibility that other providers can’t match, we’re constantly looking for new ways to contribute to our customers’ success. The Highview team shares that commitment, and we are excited to be joining forces with a firm whose investment and expert guidance will enable us to create even better ways to provide value to our customers.” With extensive experience in the food sector, including its acquisition of Good Source Solutions, subsequent merger with Gold Star Foods and continued expansion as GS Foods Group, Highview is well positioned to help lead Randall Farms into its next chapter. The Highview team plans to work closely with the Company to scale the business through increased geographical coverage and an expanded range of fresh poultry and meat solutions. “We have long admired the Randall business and its rich, customer-centric heritage,” said Steve Russell, Senior Portfolio Manager of Highview Capital. “The Company has deftly navigated the ongoing pandemic, continuing to deliver excellent customer service while keeping its employee base safe. This is clearly a special company, and we look forward to working with Randall’s leadership to invest in the business for the future while honoring its outstanding legacy.” About Randall Farms Randall Farms is a leading provider of poultry and meat solutions throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Nevada and New Mexico. Randall Farms was built with two principles in mind: make a quality product and provide the best customer service possible. The Company’s management and employees are committed to these principles daily. For more information, visit www.randallfoods.com. About Highview Capital, LLC Highview Capital, LLC is an opportunistic private equity investment vehicle headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with approximately $500 million in assets under management providing transformational equity. Highview leverages its creative vision and expertise to partner with management teams of leading middle-market businesses undergoing periods of transformation. For more information, visit www.highviewcp.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005326/en/ CONTACT: Sard Verbinnen & Co Alyssa Lorenzo / Nate Johnson / Suzanne Byowitz 310-201-2040 / 212-687-8080 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FINANCE FOOD/BEVERAGE RETAIL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SUPERMARKET SOURCE: Highview Capital, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005326/en Twitter Facebook Previous articleHappify Health Expands Global Capabilities with 10 Language OfferingsNext articleLinc Launches New Omnichannel Pickup Assistance & Orchestration Digital Worker to Provide a Best-In-Class Order Support Solution Digital AIM Web Support
News Google+ Gas pipeline to be brought across the Foyle to Culmore – Hasson 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest It’s been confirmed that Firmus Energy is to install a new gas pipe line from Lisahally under the River Foyle into Culmore.Welcoming the announcement, Councillor Tony Hassan said this is positive news for residents living in the greater Culmore area, as it will provide hundreds of homes with the option of switching to gas if they wish to.He says the project should be progressed shortly, and he’s hoping that work will begin early next year…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/hassongas.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleListen back to the ‘Donegal Tigers’ interview on the Shaun Doherty ShowNext articleConcerns raised that Budget 2016 will have serious implications for rural Donegal admin By admin – October 15, 2015 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+ Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Gardai believe a missing teenager from Drogheda may be in Donegal.16 year old Samuel Milosiu, was last seen in the Drogheda area on January 10th.He is described as being 5’8″ with black hair, of slim build with brown eyes.Gardai say Samuel could be in the Ballybofey area.It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing.Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact Gardai in Drogheda on 041 987 4200 . Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Previous articleStriking nurses say situation at LUH is “out of control”Next articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday January 30th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai believe missing Drogheda teenager may be in Donegal By News Highland – January 30, 2019
iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — At least seven bus drivers in DeKalb County, Georgia, were fired from their jobs for organizing a three-day “sick out” after they felt their voices were not heard on a variety of topics from fixing potholes to salary and retirement concerns.The “sick out” is taking place Thursday, Friday and Monday, Eileen Houston-Stewart, chief communications and community relations officer for the DeKalb County School District, told ABC News.Houston-Stewart said 383 drivers called out sick on Thursday and 224 drivers did so on Friday. She said they will have to provide doctor’s notes because there may be people who were actually sick.“We will have to make sure we check each and every individual,” Houston-Steward said, adding that the drivers could face reprimands ranging from a warning to termination if their reasoning for being out is deemed inappropriate.At least seven bus drivers were fired as a result of the “sick out,” specifically for having a hand in organizing or leading it, Houston-Steward said.Thursday was chaos for the DeKalb County School District after delays reached as high as 90 minutes for students going to and from school, Houston-Stewart said. The district had to have supervisors and directors with bus licenses drive the buses, use their substitute drivers and reach out to other districts to see if they could help.Dekalb County Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said this type of behavior puts the students at risk.“To those who opted not to come to work today, you have willingly put our students in harm’s way,” he said in a statement Friday. “This is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”Green said he met with over 350 drivers who wanted to share their concerns with the district. Drivers are seeking higher pay and better retirement benefits, among other requests.“We listened. We will continue to listen. And more importantly, we will remain committed to addressing those concerns until we arrive at a solution that is beneficial to all,” Green said in the statement.A termination letter obtained by ABC affiliate WSB-TV accused a fired driver of “serious dereliction of duty.”“Moreover, this behavior is … a failure to meet the expectations the district has for its behavior,” the letter signed by Green read. “Due to this behavior, I have elected to terminate your employment with the district, effective immediately.”The county assured parents that they will work with the students to find time to take their Georgia Milestones assessment exams, which are currently underway.“There will be no consequences to students scheduled to take the Georgia Milestones and arrive late as a result of bus transportation issues,” a statement on the district website read.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two systems are set to bring unsettled weather across the country as revelers get ready to ring in the new year.The first system in the Northwest is the colder one and it’s bringing snow and some of the coldest air of the season. The second system in the South is pulling in Gulf moisture and enhancing the heavy rain for the Tennessee Valley and eastern U.S. on New Year’s Eve.The system in the Northern Rockies has already brought heavy rain and gusty winds to western Washington. It is mild in comparison to what they’ve seen in their last few wind storms, but gusts still reached over 40 mph in the area.The higher winds are further inland, with numerous gusts over 60 mph in Washington, Montana and Wyoming. Montana even had a gust of 102 mph in the mountains.A winter weather advisory is in place through Sunday morning for the central Cascade Mountains in Washington, where they could see a foot of snow. Around Snoqualmie Pass, an hour east of Seattle, extra crews were called in to help get a head start on dealing with the snow.The snow amounts won’t be as high as they were over the Rockies as the system pushes east through the Dakotas and Minnesota, but 2 to 4 inches are expected along with blustery winds over 40 mph. Travel will be difficult through Monday.As the system in the South develops, it will bring a chilly rain to eastern Texas on Sunday, before heavy rain moves east into the Tennessee Valley overnight into Monday morning.Rain totals will generally be 1 to 2 inches, but isolated totals could reach 3 inches, especially from Arkansas to Tennessee and Kentucky.Heavy rain late last week — more than a foot in some areas — led to flooding in numerous spots across the south and east. Although the rain won’t be too intense this time, there is still a chance for flooding since more than a dozen spots in the east have seen their wettest year on record.In addition to the rain, some strong to severe storms are possible from southern Kentucky through Tennessee and into Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday.The heaviest rain will be pushing through the Northeast by midnight on New Year’s Eve into Tuesday.The backside of the system will bring snow across the Great Lakes.The majority of the East Coast will be clear of rain by Tuesday morning.The biggest story on New Year’s Eve will be the rain in the Northeast, but one bit of good news is that it will be mild as we ring in the new year in the east.Last year was the second-coldest New Year’s midnight temperature on record in New York City at 9 degrees with a wind chill of minus 4. This year, if the temperature reaches 50 at midnight, it will even make it into the top-5 warmest midnight readings in the city.The first system moving through the Northwest and Rockies is bringing in bitter cold air behind it.This will be the coldest air of the season for parts of the country and potentially the coldest temperatures in five years for parts of New Mexico.The temperatures will keep dropping through the day Monday and, as this arctic front slides through, the wind chills will reach dangerous levels on Tuesday morning from New Mexico to the Dakotas and Minnesota. Some places in the north could see wind chills as low as 35 degrees below zero.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.