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Damaging winds and fire danger in California, wintry blast for East

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Weather Service is warning that winds 50 to 80 mph are expected for California Tuesday with extreme fire danger.The most dangerous winds and highest fire danger on Tuesday will be south of the San Francisco Bay area into Los Angeles.A red flag warning has been issued for the area where dry offshore winds could create extreme fire conditions.The Bay area will not miss out on the winds Tuesday and they could be gusty at 30 to 60 mph and locally 75 mph is possible.Fire danger is not as extreme in the Bay area since the air is not as dry as it is in Southern California but, nevertheless, fire danger will be elevated for the region.Elsewhere, in the East a wintry blast is moving through with wind chills below zero in the Midwest on Tuesday and heavy lake effect snow in the Northeast.Already 8 to 13 inches of snow fell in West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and New York and several more inches are possible on Tuesday.The snow in the last 24 hours caused accidents, spinouts and partial closures to I-90 between Buffalo, New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania.Locally, the storm total could reach 18 inches in western New York and Pennsylvania later Tuesday.That cold air is spilling into the northern U.S. Tuesday morning with wind chills below zero for some.Some of that cold air will move into the Northeast Tuesday night and really spread across the area by the end of the week. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ronaldo insists he is an ‘example’ amid rape allegations

first_img“The most important (thing) is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life.“The rest, I have people who take care of my life. Of course, the truth is always coming in the first position. So, I’m good.”– Made in Manchester –Ronaldo made his name in Manchester with United, winning three Premier League titles and the first of his five Champions Leagues.On his only previous return with Madrid in 2013, Ronaldo received a hero’s welcome, but went on to score the winning goal as Real progressed 3-2 on aggregate in a contentious Champions League last 16 tie.“To return here to Manchester is a huge emotion. When I saw the draw, I remembered the history I made here,” he added.“I won all the trophies here: Champions League, leagues, cups, I remembered the fans and I remembered one of the people who helped me most, Sir Alex Ferguson.”Defeat to Madrid five years ago was Ferguson’s final European game in charge and since his retirement, United have fallen on hard times.After short-lived tenures for David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal, United manager Jose Mourinho is now battling to save his job with the Red Devils languishing in 10th in the Premier League.By contrast, Juventus failed to win for the first time this season in all competitions in a 1-1 draw (Ronaldo scoring) with Genoa on Saturday, but United retain Ronaldo’s respect.“We have to respect Man United. They are a fantastic team, they have an experienced coach but I expect and hope Juventus win the game.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | A smiling Cristiano Ronaldo insisted Monday he is an “example” in his behaviour on and off the field amid allegations of rape made against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the United States.“I know I am an example, 100 percent, in the pitch and outside the pitch,” Ronaldo told a press conference ahead of his return to Manchester United, where he spent six years as a player, with Juventus in the Champions League.A former American model Kathryn Mayorga, 34, has accused Ronaldo of raping her on June 13, 2009 just before he joined Real Madrid from United.Ronaldo strenuously denied the allegations in a statement just over two weeks ago and has been backed by his new club.“I am always smiling, I am happy man, I’m blessed that I play in a fantastic club, I have a fantastic family, I have four kids, I am healthy,” added Ronaldo.“I have everything. So the rest, it doesn’t interfere on me. I’m very, very well.”In his first press conference since the allegations arose, Ronaldo seemed keen to stress his happiness in his new surroundings in Italy after joining Juve from Madrid for 112 million euros ($128 million) in July.Off the field, the allegations saw Juventus’ share price fall sharply and Ronaldo’s personal sponsors Nike and EA Sports express their concern.However, Ronaldo’s form on the pitch hasn’t been affected as the Portuguese has scored five goals in his last six Serie A appearances.“I’m not going to lie in this situation,” he added. “My lawyers they are confident and of course I am too.last_img read more

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LeBron: Health risks mean sons won’t play football

first_imgTV’s Rehab Addict host Nicole Curtis, right, poses with LeBron James and his sons, LeBron Jr., and Bryce at a rehab site on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Chritton)CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James isn’t ready to let his two sons strap on shoulder pads and a helmet just yet.The NBA superstar doesn’t want his boys, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, to play organized football because of safety concerns. He hasn’t ruled them out playing the sport in the future, but for now he’s insisting they stay off the field.“We don’t want them to play in our household right now until they understand how physical and how body demanding the game is,” James said following practice on Thursday. “Then they can have their choice in high school, we’ll talk over it. But right now there’s no need for it. There’s enough sports they can play. They play basketball, they play soccer, they play everything else but football and hockey.”James told ESPN.com (http://es.pn/11jvDtB) last week while the Cavaliers were in Denver that that he didn’t want his sons playing football because of the sport’s dangers. He’s made similar comments in the past to the Associated Press.“It’s a safety thing,” he said Thursday. “As a parent you protect your kids as much as possible. I don’t think I’m the only one that’s not allowing his kids to play football, it’s just that I’m LeBron James and it gets put in the headlines for no reason.”James often refers to himself as a football player when talking about making physical plays. He’s also a big football fan, and closely follows the Dallas Cowboys, Browns and Ohio State.The 6-foot-8 James was an All-Ohio wide receiver at Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. This summer, he brought his boys to the Browns’ training camp, where they played catch on a side field as the team worked out.Before he concentrated on basketball, James said football provided a possible avenue for him to escape the inner city.“I needed a way out,” he said. “My kids don’t need a way out. They’re all right. I needed a way out when I was a kid. I tried to do whatever it took to get out. That’s my excuse.”last_img read more

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FIFPro 2019 Men’s World 11 shortlist announced

first_imgAdvertisement fqq00NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E24kw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xs8kWould you ever consider trying this?😱3yqCan your students do this? 🌚hmllRoller skating! Powered by Firework FIFPro, the worldwide representative organisation for footballers, have released the annual 55-player shortlist for the 2019 FIFA FIFPro Men’s World 11, with Premier League players unsurprisingly filling out the maximum spots after four English clubs reached the two major European finals last season. 21 players from the Premier League are on the list, one more than players from La Liga, which has been supplying the most numbers of players for the list in each of the previous nine years.Advertisement While both Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona have more players than Liverpool and Manchester City (whose seven nominations are the most for a Premier League club), there are more teams from England to have their players nominated for the award including, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.Advertisement Advertisement  Significantly, this is the first time in the award’s 15-year history that veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has not made it on the shortlist and also the first time Andres Iniesta has missed out since 2007.Tottenham Hotspurs forward Son Heung-min is the first Asian player to be named on a World 11 list, with 17 other players to have been nominated for the first time. Including, Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson, who is the first-ever Scottish player to be selected.More than 23,000 players have cast their votes and the FIFA FIFPro Men’s World 11 team will consist of one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.The final eleven will be announced at the 2019 Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Milan on 23 September.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Roemmich Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team

first_imgJunior Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University softball team was selected to the Google Cloud College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 6 First Team. Roemmich is the first Drake softball student-athlete to earn all-district honors since Amy Pierce in 2013. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced June 6 (NCAA Division I). The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. This season, Roemmich, who started all 56 games at shortstop, is batting a team-high .385 behind a team-best 70 hits, including a league-leading 15 doubles along with a career-high 32 runs batted in and she has scored 50 runs, which is the most in single-season history at Drake. Roemmich has a 4.00 cumulative grade point average in Biology. She was the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and is a three-time All-MVC honoree who has been named the MVC Elite 17 award winner at each of the last two MVC Tournaments. The MVC Elite 17 is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA in the championship game. Roemmich was selected to the 2018 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed in links provided above and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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3-D House — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”The Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Creating story-worthy geocaches: Interview with cache owner jewilk1January 31, 2019In “Interview” Share with your Friends:More Not many Cache Owners can say they made their cache using a printer. Of those, even fewer can say they built the printer themselves. Geocacher Lisje2000 did both.3-D printing was solidified as a hobby for Lisje2000 when they built their own 3-D printer in March 2014. You heard right—they built their own 3-D printer.Lucky geocachers may get a private viewing of the 3-D printer when the cache owners are home.Much of the geocache itself is made of wood, but many of the parts were printed. A number of the objects found inside the cache were also 3-D printed.The cache is disguised as a birdhouse displaying the CO’s street number.Making the cache using the 3-D printer wasn’t an easy job. The CO’s estimate it took at least 132 hours to print all the parts that are currently in the cache…not to mention all the failed attempts at making other parts. The roof of the birdhouse alone took at least 40 hours.Inside the cache are various 3-D printed artifacts, some of which one might conceivably find in a regular living room: lamps, bookshelves with busts, even a tiny laptop.Can you spot the geocaching logos?Opening the cache requires some clever thinking and attention to detail, hence the Difficulty rating—but be careful! Some of the pieces are delicate, and nothing should be forced in order to retrieve the logbook.A peek into the attic window reveals the guardians of the logbook.An intrepid you geocacher makes the find.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Location: Gelderland, NetherlandsN 51° 49.105 E 005° 48.293center_img TraditionalGC5BEEDby Lisje2000 Difficulty: 4.5Terrain: 1last_img read more

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Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore

first_imgMOST READ Askren, meanwhile, eyes the perfect end to his career as he battles Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in the co-main event.“This is going to be the biggest event we have ever put together for martial arts fans in Singapore and around the world,” said ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.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 shutoutOther fights in the card have not yet been announced. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Castro admits De Ocampo irreplaceable LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Angela Lee celebrates after stopping Jenny Huang in the third round to defend her atomweight title in the main event of ONE Championship: Warrior Kingdom on March 11, 2017 in Thailand. Photo from ONE Championship’s Facebook pageWorld champions Angela Lee and Ben Askren defend their titles in the main offering of the ONE: Immortal Pursuit fight card in Singapore on November 24.Hometown bet Lee stakes her undefeated record and ONE Women’s Atomweight belt in a rematch against Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi in the main event of the promotion’s return to Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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‘Suzuki Cup experience will make Azkals better’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “If we work on ourselves and work together, we have a good chance at being successful in the Asian Cup,” said James Younghusband.The Azkals face China on Jan. 11 in Abu Dhabi before battling Kyrgyzstan four days later in Dubai. The top two teams from the six groups along with four best third placers will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines may have failed to achieve its target of reaching the AFF Suzuki Cup final this year, but coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes its campaign in the regional tournament should serve the Azkals well as they make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup starting Jan. 7 at United Arab Emirates.“We will be better with the experience we have in the Suzuki Cup,” declared Eriksson after the Azkals suffered a fourth semifinal exit in five competitions in Hanoi last week. “We expect to improve our performance with better players and a longer preparation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the World Cup, did not have some of his stars in the most important stretch of the Suzuki Cup due to either injuries or club commitments, but the likes of Daisuke Sato, Patrick Strauss, Luke Woodland, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge will all be available for the tournament in the UAE.In contrast, Vietnam had a full-strength squad in the semifinals, using the Suzuki Cup to also build up its team for the Asian tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSidelined by an injury at the start of the Suzuki Cup, Javier Patino will also be back for the Azkals in the Asian Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami hinted that the squad will still be reinforced by a few newcomers.The Azkals plan to leave for Qatar for training camp shortly after Christmas with a clash against Suzuki Cup tormentor Vietnam on New Year’s Eve in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals make their Asian Cup debut against powerhouse South Korea on Jan. 7 in Dubai. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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19 days agoChelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move away

first_imgChelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move awayby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is eyeing a loan move away in January.The Daily Mailsays he is said to be considering asking for a loan move away from Chelsea if he is not given more opportunities soon.Pulisic has found himself falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge just three months after completing his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.The 21-year-old has been an unused sub in the last three Premier League matches – and hasn’t been seen in top flight action since August.Now the American is open to the prospect of moving elsewhere in January if Frank Lampard continues to overlook him in his Chelsea plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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SLB Disburses $3.1 Billion to Students

first_img “As a Government we want to see more youth accessing tertiary education, and this is a policy directive at the SLB,” he said. The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is reporting that for the 2017-2018 academic year it received 13,679 applications. for which more than $3.09 billion was disbursed, with an approval rate of 99 per cent. Addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on March 14, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, assured students that the Government is working to ensure that all persons who qualify to access tertiary education will be able to pursue their goal. Story Highlights The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is reporting that for the 2017-2018 academic year it received 13,679 applications. for which more than $3.09 billion was disbursed, with an approval rate of 99 per cent.The SLB provides loans as well as grants to help with non-tuition expenses to students pursuing tertiary studies.Addressing a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on March 14, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, assured students that the Government is working to ensure that all persons who qualify to access tertiary education will be able to pursue their goal.“As a Government we want to see more youth accessing tertiary education, and this is a policy directive at the SLB,” he said.There are three types of loans that students may access – Targeted; Pay as you Study and Postgraduate.Executive Director of the SLB, Monica Brown, who also addressed the ‘Think Tank’, said that under the Targeted loan type, where a majority of the students would access tertiary financing, they are required to repay the loan on completion of their studies.The loan repayment period has been adjusted from 10 years to 15 or 20 years, depending on the programme of study.Ms. Brown said that although students accessing Targeted loans are not required to make repayments during the in-school years, the SLB encourages those who are able to make payments during the moratorium period to do so, as this reduces the amount that will be left to repay on completion of their studies.She pointed out that effective April 2016, the Bureau switched from using the ‘add on method’ to using the reducing balance method to calculate the interest rate on repayment, and this has resulted in significant savings for those who borrow from the SLB.The applicable interest rate using the reducing balance is 7.8 per cent during the in-school years and 9.5 per cent when the loan enters repayment stage. Ms. Brown noted that there are areas given priority for the allocation of funds, particularly where the contributions to national development are greatest. They are agricultural studies, engineering, information technology and maritime and logistics studies. The interest rate repayment is six per cent on the reducing balance.Applications, which are now open for persons who wish to access loans for the 2018-2019 academic year, will close on Thursday, May 31.last_img read more