Heavy rain, potential flooding threaten East Coast over the weekend

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm in the eastern U.S. is bringing mainly heavy rain to half of the nation this weekend. On Friday, over 2 inches of rain fell in parts of South Carolina, with flooding reported there and some minor flooding reported in parts of Florida as well.The radar is showing several areas of very heavy rain Saturday morning from Missouri to Washington, D.C., and south to Florida.Heavy rain, and in some locations a melting snow pack, could cause some flooding through the weekend. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible. Flood alerts have been issued for a large part of the East Coast, including Raleigh, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.The storm is a slow mover, which could enhance rainfall totals in some spots. By Sunday morning, rain will still be falling in parts of the Northeast. However, rain moving into parts of interior New England could mix with or transition to snow during the morning hours.Little to no accumulation is expected, but some slick spots are possible in the interior Northeast on Sunday morning.By Monday morning, colder air wrapping around the storm should bring a quick round of snow to parts of the interior Northeast again. It is likely that accumulations will be very limited with the best chances for accumulation located in the higher elevations south of Albany, New York.The other notable mention with this system is that this latest storm is bringing more rain to a region of the country that is already breaking annual records.Heavy rain is falling in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday morning, which has already observed its wettest year on record. As of 11 p.m. Friday, Wilmington had received 99.68 inches of rain in 2018. A large amount of this rainfall came from Hurricane Florence in September. The previous record was 83.65 inches in 1877.Washington, D.C., is also seeing heavy rain Saturday morning. The city has already seen 61.06 inches of rain in 2018, making it the second-wettest year on record. With another 1 to 2 inches of rain forecast, D.C. will almost certainly break the annual record of 61.33 inches set in 1889.West Coast stormStrong winds on Friday night caused over 100,000 power outages in northwest Washington, some of those in the Seattle area. Wind were reported to be close to 50 mph at times.Behind the gusty winds, a storm is moving into the Northwest by Saturday night which will bring mainly heavy rain and some mountain snow. The heavy rain will stretch down to parts of California as well.Another low is lurking right behind this system that will bring the next round of rain to the region for Tuesday and Wednesday. Some flooding is possible in parts of the West with this second system.Rainfall totals in parts of the western U.S. through Wednesday could exceed 5 to 6 inches. However, much of the Pacific Northwest is used to seeing rainfall in this fashion during the colder months. In parts of the Sierra Nevadas, mountain snow of 1 to 2 feet is possible through Monday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USG hopes to renovate Leavey

first_imgTuesday night’s USG Senate Meeting featured presentations from Academic Affairs, the Marketing and Special Events branches of USG’s Program Board and the Center for Excellence in Teaching.Academic Affairs Director Michael Yoshimura reported on his organization’s meetings with USC Information Technology Services and the dean of libraries.Yoshimura said ITS plans to switch all students from the old webmail server to Google Apps.“ITS wants us to switch everyone over to Google Apps from the old system. It’s more secure, you get more storage; all in all, it’s an easier system to work with,” Yoshimura said.ITS wants to implement an online database for four-year course plans, similar to one used at Arizona State University. ITS employees are also conducting a wireless walkthrough to point out areas of bad service on campus and add routers if needed.Yoshimura also told the Senate about a meeting with the dean of libraries to move forward on a $20 million renovation to Leavey Library.“We’re expecting an overwhelming amount of people to support Leavey renovations,” Yoshimura said. “This is a student-driven issue, and students expect Leavey to be updated for the 21st century.”Yoshimura announced that there will be an ITS help desk in front of Leavey Library for finals week to assist students with issues regarding USC Wireless and their USC email accounts, and a “New Library Hours” infographic will be posted at university libraries.After Yoshimura spoke, the meeting shifted to Program Board’s marketing team. Jojo Zhang, social media assistant director of Program Board, and Paola Fernandez, historian assistant director of Program Board, discussed recent successes of their organization, such as increasing the number of likes on USG’s Facebook page from 900 to nearly 2,400 in the past few months.The directors said changes in recruitment have helped the organization improve.“We wanted to improve the committee’s strength,” Zhang said.In previous years, Zhang said members didn’t have a lot of responsibility. New committees within marketing have increased the committee’s personnel. Extra committee members will be crucial in promoting upcoming events such as Conquest, Zhang said.“We have about 30 members now, which is a huge boost,” Zhang said.Special Events Committee Director Kim Chu presented on upcoming events.Special Events sponsored several events on campus this fall, including the “Welcome Back Comedy Show with Jay Pharoah.”“Our goal is to provide unique and impactful experiences to reach the widest range of USC students,” Chu said.Finally, Undergraduate Fellow Nick Kosturos from the Center for Excellence in Teaching announced plans for an upcoming seminar that will allow USC students to give a 20-minute presentation on a topic of their choice.“We’re hoping to make these seminars a regular occurrence,” Kostorous said.The goal of the seminar is promoting extracurricular learning on campus and giving students a platform to present on topics.“The idea is it’s led for students by students … We’re trying to find out what students are passionate about,” Kostorous said.The seminar, titled “Sparking Intellectual Curiosity at USC,” will take place in the Taper Hall of Humanities on Nov. 21. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

Olympic qualifiers: Black Sticks take one step toward Tokyo after beating Namibia

first_imgThe national men’s hockey team, the Black Sticks, continued their good form at the 2019 Africa Hockey Olympic qualifiers defeating Namibia 3-1 at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.Black Sticks skipper Salya Nsalbini led by example, scoring a hattrick to secure the three points and edge the side ever closer to a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.The defender’s goal-scoring rout started in the 25th minute with Namibia’s Jacobs Pieter getting the equaliser 5 minutes later, but it would only serve as a consolation as Nsalbini would get his next two goals in the space of just 3 minutes, the first in the 50th and his last in the 53rd.Nsalbini has been in good form in the competition so far scoring the winning goal in yesterday’s tense 3-2 victory over Kenya before further impressing with his three goals against Namibia.Next up for Nsalbini and Ghana is South Africa on Thursday 15th August 2019.last_img read more

Wellington ends season with 19-0 loss to Ulysses; finishes year at 5-4

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer Hines · 301 weeks ago You have Aaron Hines instead of Jaden Hines. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Harlan Bissell · 301 weeks ago I would like to give RESPECT to the Crusaders. You played a very tough game and held 1 of the premier running backs in the state to under 100 yards. Especially with 8 of your starters out with injuries. From those of us Alums that have strapped up that football helmet for the crusaders you made us all very proud. Great season with all of the odds stacked against you. Congrats and be proud of what you did this year. Thank you for bringing pride to our hometown. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the fourth year in a row, Wellington will be on the outside looking in of the Class 4A playoffs after losing to Ulysses 19-0 Friday night on cold windy night in western Kansas.In a gutsy effort by a depleted Wellington roster, the Crusaders saw their playoff hopes fade away in the fourth quarter when Ulysses pieced together two touchdown drives.The Crusaders, who sniffed the end zone all night but could not get in, would effectively end their season on a screen pass that fell short inside the 20 with a little more than two minutes to play.If defense can’t win you a championship, it can bring you at least respectability. Ian Rudzik, who is getting offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State and others, was held below 100 yards by the stingy Crusader defense. “Considering with the group we stated tonight, I couldn’t have been prouder,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “We kept the No. 1 rusher bottled up all night… They showed us so much effort especially with two defensive starters out.”On the other side of the ball, the end zone teased Wellington’s offense all night. The Crusaders would effectively start drives with impressive yardage only for them to peter out when they drove deep.Against Mulvane, one could argue Wellington missed Austin Dunn most. Tonight, it most certainly missed Colin Reichenberger.While Wellington may have lost this game, two dropped passes were guaranteed touchdowns. A 19-14 loss would have put the Crusaders in the playoffs, who had to keep the score within 11 points based on the tiebreaker situation. Instead the 19-point loss puts Mulvane in the playoffs. The Mulvane curse continues.The Ulysses game started with each team trading punts. But on Ulysses third possession, the Tigers started inside the 5 yard line and then took a long journey to the other side of the field.Ulysses may not be the most talented offense Wellington saw this year, but they managed the clock better than anyone. And a 95 yard drive was capped with a Rudzik 5 yard touchdown at the 1:33 mark of the first quarter.Wellington missed a great opportunity on the next drive to score a touchdown when the Dukes cruised into enemy territory and a halfback Connor Phelps pass to a wide open Remington Gilkey was dropped.The Crusader drive stalled inside the 30 in what would turn into a trend Wellington could not shake the rest of the evening.Ulysses had its chances too. Late in the second quarter, it appeared the Tigers had scored on a 15-yard tight end pass up the middle. But he fumbled the ball as he reached the end zone. And Wellington got a touchback. The Tigers led 7-0 at the half.The third quarter continued to be frustrating. Wellington opened the half driving the ball from its own 35 to the 15 only to turn the ball over on downs.And then Ulysses would start an 85-yard march that used up nearly 10 minutes of the clock. Rudzik would seal the deal with a 1-yard run, the second of his three touchdowns.The Crusaders were in trouble down 13-0. Remember it needed to lose by 11 points or less.But the turnover monster reared his ugly head on the next drive after Jaden Hines made an impressive 9-yard run at midfield, he fumbled.Ulysses then would score three minutes later to make it 19-0 and win the game.It ended a season that started auspiciously with Wellington winning its first four games. But the Crusaders would falter to 1-4 down the stretch. In the three district games, Wellington for the fourth year in a row would win the opening game, only to see two losses to end the season.But this year, Wellington was inflicted with a severe case of the injury bug more so than in the past 20 or so years. Ryan said Wellington lost eight starters from game one, which is huge for any team.And despite an influx of younger and seniors players stepping off the bench to do a magnificent job, in the end it was probably too difficult of job to overcome.The Crusaders finish the year 5-4 and will lose 19 seniors – including most of its backfield and much of its line. The Crusader coaches have plenty of work to do in the offseason.This picture of this year’s seniors were taken in late August when everyone was healthy. Ulysses 19 Wellington 0Wellington-  0   0   0   0— 0Ulysses – 7   0   0   12 — 19U- Rudzik 5 run (PAT kick).U- Rudzik 1 run (PAT kick no good).U- Rudzik 22 run (PAT run on good).Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

NJ DEP’s Debbie Mans Talks About State Conservation Efforts

first_imgMans explained that the NJDEP is looking both outward and inward to see where the state can plug into federal clean energy initiatives, as well as act as a leader.Mans spoke of an executive order signed by Murphy in May that set a goal of 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity to be generated off New Jersey’s coast by the year 2030.“This is an area where we’re playing a bit of catch up with other coastal states,” Mans said, noting recently announced projects in Massachusetts and New York.The NJDEP has pinpointed four favorable sites at least three miles off the coast of southern New Jersey in federally regulated waters. The state recently concluded several stakeholder meetings, including one in Belmar, and is currently in the midst of a public comment period to better understand the ramifications of developing these sites and what impact they may have on surrounding wildlife, including bird migrations. UPHOLDING PARIS AGREEMENTMans also stated that New Jersey had joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 16 states and Puerto Rico, which is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.President Donald Trump announced in June that he intends to pull the country out of the international accord on Nov. 4, 2020 – the earliest possible withdrawal date – due to cost concerns, job loss and negative impacts on the coal industry.“Just because the United States pulled out of it doesn’t mean that we as a state can’t go and achieve the goals,” Mans said. “There’s a lot we can be doing locally and as a state to make a difference.”This article was first published in the July 26-Aug. 2, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Mans said. “And we can step in to help groups and municipalities financially to purchase land, if and when they find a willing seller.”CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050 “For a long time we did have a state plan that really did try to direct nodes of growth and open space preservation, in conjunction with counties and local entities. And that’s sort of been withering on the vine for the past few years,” said Mans, who was appointed to the NJDEP in February after serving as the executive director of the Keyport-based NY/NJ Baykeeper. By Chris Rotolo | HOLMDEL – Monmouth County is rapidly developing vacant land along its highways and waterfront, but there is a renewed desire by the state to preserve open space.At a July 16 meeting of local environmentalists in Holmdel, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Debbie Mans, said state planning could have an impact on conservation efforts. With approximately 25 members of the Holmdel-based Citizens for Informed Land Use organization in attendance, Mans discussed NJDEP’s agenda under Murphy, including a commitment to completely renewable clean energy by 2050.One aspect of that process includes the NJDEP rejoining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative effort among 10 Northeast and mid-Atlantic states to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector, including the placement of mandatory compliance obligations on fossil-fueled power plants.THE POWER OF WIND Though Mans understands that most land use choices are decided at the municipal and county levels, she did state that Gov. Phil Murphy is interested in bringing the idea of conservation back to the forefront with state planning.The mindset of Mans and Murphy is aligned with Two River-area citizens groups like the Neighbors for Waterfront Property in Atlantic Highlands who are working to preserve one of the last remaining tracts of undeveloped land on the Bayshore from being developed into 21 homes, and those in Middletown who are entrenched in a battle to hinder the Village 35 project.“A lot of these choices are very local, but when our regulations are triggered we have permitting authority,”last_img read more

Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — Nakusp Boy’s Soccer

first_imgThe Nakusp Varsity soccer team doubled Kelowna’s Immaculata 4-2 to finish ninth overall at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Championships last month in Victoria. Nakusp finished the round robin with a 1-2 record after defeating Southpointe 4-1. The boys then edged Osoyoos Rattlers 1-0 before doubling the Okanagan side. For this great result the movers and shakers at Mallard’s Source for Sports have selected the varsity squad Team of the Week. The team includes, back row, L-R, Tyler Hascarl, Jade Streliev, Kellan Nishida, Adam Watson, Ryan Bateman, Damin Devlin, Carter Stenseth, Nathan Hawe, Jacob Balske, Zach Friedenberger and coach Rod Morrison. Front, Nathyn McInnes, Mitchel Hascarl, Luis Carrillo, Kodi Bowman, Connor Reimer, Brody Jordan, Jesse Jensen, Sean Harper, Tyson Cann, Quinton Fahlman and coach Ron Balske.last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday boss wants Joey Barton – report

first_imgJoey Barton is wanted by Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, according to The People.It has been suggested that QPR are looking to send Barton on loan to the Championship, where the volume of games early in the season means his 12-match ban would be served quicker.Barton, it is claimed, has already had offers from Blackburn and Nottingham Forest, with Jones now having thrown his hat into the ring.Cardiff City are set to reject an offer from Fulham for Peter Whittingham, according to The Sun on Sunday, while West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage.It is claimed Fulham will offer £2.5m for Bluebirds midfielder Whittingham, who scored 13 goals last season.The Sunday Express say Fulham want Fraser Fyvie, 19, who has turned down a new deal at Aberdeen, while The Sun suggest the Whites are one of several clubs interested in Burnley striker Charlie Austin.There is continued speculation about Clint Dempsey’s future, with the Daily Star on Sunday reporting that Liverpool’s American owners have sanctioned an £8m bid to buy him from Fulham.The People, however, suggest the Anfield club’s offer is unlikely to be more than £6m.Striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a move to west London as part of a possible deal for Dempsey.The former Newcastle man is also wanted by West Ham, and The People say Fulham will move for Cole if the Hammers get Carroll.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day 2 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A recap of what the I-71 crew noticed on Day #2 of the 2016 Ohio Crop Tour.last_img

From Chaos to Community

first_imgIt’s that time of year again – the start of a new school year. For many young children, this may be the first time they’ve been in group care. In the life of a young child, that’s a BIG deal!Remembering my years teaching preschool, those first few days were packed with feelings – scared, excited, lonely, delighted, confused, curious, tired, more excited…and that was just me! Seriously, it’s always a wild mess of highs and lows for children those first few days.Although entering a new child care environment is a chaotic, challenging experience for all young children, for children of military families it may be just one of many unfamiliar situations. These children have often experienced a lot of changes, especially if the family has recently relocated. Imagine what it would be like to not only have a new child care setting, but also a new house, a new neighborhood, a new place of worship, a new park…and the list goes on. As a child’s new teacher or caregiver, you have a unique and critical role to play in helping him or her to begin to adjust to a new place with new people.Create Predictability: One of the best ways you can help children adjust to their new “school” is to establish some order in the chaos – to begin some routines and regular practices that will soon become familiar to the children. Although it’s easy to think that variety will be more interesting to the children, the truth is that, at least at first, boring (i.e., predictable) is best. Children, from young babies to kindergartners, will feel much more relaxed when they know what to expect. And more relaxed, happy children will listen better, get along better, and learn better.Create Community: But even more important to young children’s adjustment to school is to create an environment where they feel like they belong. Creating a place where new children feel safe (both physically and emotionally), cared for, listened to, valued and enjoyed is, in my opinion, the most important goal a teacher can strive for. Creating a strong sense of community in a program will take time but there are many things you can do to start off on the right path. Here are my “top four:”Visually represent your classroom community.  In as many ways as you can think of, show children that each of them is part of the larger group. For example, post displays of the children’s names and/or photos all together under the name of the class/group at children’s eye level. Every way you can, give the children visual evidence that they belong.Focus on names. For young children, names are a central aspect of their self-identify. It’s often the first word they learn to read and to write. Use that information to help each child feel valuable and unique AND to help them get to know one another by playing name games, writing their names down often, using name labels to identify places to sit or works of art, etc. And don’t forget to remind them of your own name often, especially during the first couple of days. You are the most important person in the classroom for them to build a connection with; that connection starts with knowing your name.Help children connect. Give children lots of opportunities to connect one-on-one with each other. A whole group of new faces is overwhelming for any age of child (or adult, for that matter!). But one new face at a time is manageable for most. Subtly suggest playmates during free play time, especially for those who are a little slower to warm up. Pair children up throughout the day for short bits of time: walking to the playground, sitting together at snack, doing an art or building activity, or doing movement or music activities. Although in general it’s best to let children pick their own play partners, during this time when everyone’s a stranger, it can be helpful to give them opportunities to get to know each other one at a time.Those are just a few of my suggestions for helping children quickly feel a part of a new group. But I’d also love to hear from you! What strategies do YOU use to develop a sense of belonging and community in your program? Please share your thoughts in a comment.If you want more on this topic, here are some resources I suggest. Feel free to share others.Tips for Parent to Handle Separation Anxiety When Leaving Your Child in Child Care Using Social Stories to Ease TransitionsHelp Children Get to Know Each OtherPlease visit our Facebook page for even more related resources! Kathy Reschkelast_img read more