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Four other disturbances detected in the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico


first_imgAs we prepare for Hurricane Dorian, The National Hurricane Center is also monitoring four other tropical disturbances in the Atlantic and in the Gulf of Mexico.According to the report, two of the disturbances have at least a 60% chance of developing over the next 48 hours, while the two others, have a 30% or less chance of forming over the 48 hours.The first disturbance is located about 300 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands and is moving northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic ocean. It is forecasted to have an 80% chance of forming into a tropical depression over the next 48 hours, and about a 90% chance of forming into a depression over the next five days.The second disturbance is located just near the south-central Gulf of Mexico and is moving westward toward the Mexico coast. According to the report, this disturbance has a 60% chance of forming through the next 48 hours and a 70% chance of forming through the next five days.The third disturbance is currently located about a few hundred miles south-southeast of Bermuda. This system is moving northward or north-northwestward, and is forecasted to have a 30% of forming through the next 48 hours, and a medium chance at 40% of forming through the next five days.The fourth disturbance is a tropical wave which is forecasted to form between Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands. As of now, there is no change of this system forming in the next 48 hours but over the next five days, that chance increases to 40% chance of forming over the next five days.last_img read more


Alcohol consumption banned at bars across Florida


first_imgOfficials with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation have suspended the consumption of alcohol in bars all across Florida.Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.— Florida DBPR (@FloridaDBPR) June 26, 2020 The decision was made Friday after the daily COVID infections rose to a record-shattering 8,942 new cases from the previous record of 5,508 cases two days ago.Florida now has a recorded 122,960 positive cases and a death told of 3,366.Officials have attributed the rise in cases to the reopening of bars and the lack of social distancing that has been going on in those establishments when alcohol is being consumed.Bars were allowed to reopen at 50% capacity on June 3rd and were allowed only to serve seated customers, however, Friday’s order rolls back that decision.last_img read more


Jim Boeheim’s developing texting game helps him relate to his team


first_imgBefore now-freshman walk-on Brendan Paul arrived at Syracuse, he attended a Cleveland Cavaliers game. The jumbotron showed his future coach, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim sitting in the stands. Paul sent Boeheim a text. “Cavs don’t look too good,” Paul recalled texting Boeheim. “Need help,” Boeheim texted back.Paul was confused. He thought maybe Boeheim himself was asking for help. He texted Buddy Boeheim, Jim’s son and Paul’s current roommate, to see what the coach meant. “Buddy told me his dad meant to say that the Cavs need help,” Paul recalled. “They can read into how he texts pretty well. Not all of us can see into that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim entered coaching long before the cell phone became commonplace. When the first iPhone was released, in 2007, he had been SU’s head coach for 32 seasons. He’s spent the entirety of his life without a personal computer, sticking to little notebooks in his back pocket. A telephone behind his desk functioned as his only personal phone until he bought a flip phone about 10 years ago. The Syracuse head coach of 43 seasons has slowly developed a texting method his three children lovingly mock. But his technological progression highlights how the oldest coach in Division I basketball (74 years old) relates to assistants and players in a growing age of technology. Every season, his players remain between 17 and 23 while he ages another year. He understands the importance of texting when he needs to get a message across: to recruits, coaches and players, giving him new ways to express himself.“His texting has gotten much better,” Buddy said. “He’s starting to send stickers, which are fun. He’s getting funny with his texts. I can send him memes and he can understand them. He gets the slang. He’ll ask me, ‘What’s up’ or abbreviate stuff.”TJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerBoeheim’s style of texting is brief and colorful. In October, Jamie Boeheim popped off the couch and grabbed her iPhone in the other room. She considered her father’s texting style. “It’s so funny,” Jamie said. She scrolled through a recent text conversation with her dad. They usually exchange “I love you” messages and brief life updates. Plus the same sticker over and over: “Slay, slay, slay.”“He’s so bad with his phone,” said Jamie, a freshman women’s basketball player at the University of Rochester. “So bad.”Because his messages are brief, Boeheim texts back seemingly instantly. Former Syracuse star Wesley Johnson, now a player for the New Orleans Pelicans, said he texts Boeheim to check in every few months. “He replies mad quick,” Johnson said. “He’s pretty good.”If Boeheim’s going to text, he doesn’t send long messages. “Only a few words usually,” said Buddy, who noted his dad texts him, “Love you” and “Good day?” a few times per week. Assistant coaches and multiple players said “K” is the most frequent message he sends. But Jamie said her dad doesn’t know “K means throwing a little shade.” Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerOutside of the coaches and Buddy, Syracuse players rarely receive texts from their head coach. Walk-on Shaun Belbey said he’s never received or sent a single text to his coach. Junior shooting guard Tyus Battle and freshman point guard Jalen Carey said they haven’t texted Boeheim since they committed to Syracuse. Boeheim will text his oldest son, Jimmy, a sophomore forward at Cornell, a “good luck” text before most games, including against Syracuse. Memes to family members are not uncommon, with SpongeBob Squarepants and Despicable Me among his favorites. Emojis are a rarity for Boeheim to use, but when assistant coach Allen Griffin got one, he was taken aback. “I usually get the ‘K.’ So I’m a ‘K’ guy,” Griffin said. “I haven’t moved up in the ranks for too many emojis or something like that.”Griffin said that if given the option to text or call, Boeheim texts. It saves time. He’s taught himself to text because he realized he needs to, and while screen time can interfere with his daily life, Boeheim said texting is convenient.“How he texts, talks to them, relates — that’s why he’s still doing this,” Griffin said. “The kids we bring in can relate to him just as much as he can relate to them. That’s huge when he’s recruiting and coaching 20-year-old kids.”When Joe Girard III verbally committed to Syracuse on Oct. 14, Boeheim texted him after the announcement. The two had exchanged occasional texts throughout Girard III’s recruitment.“Really happy here in the cuse! Hope you guys have a great night,” Boeheim said. Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerBoeheim’s technological game has come a long way. About 10 years ago, the Syracuse coaches assembled into a coaches meeting at their practice facility. Boeheim’s flip phone buzzed. It was a good friend, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. After a brief conversation, Boeheim hung up. “The only two people in my contact list,” Boeheim told the coaches, “are Mike Krzyzewski and Juli (Boeheim’s wife).”SU director of basketball operations Kip Wellman bursted out laughing. His boss gravitated to a smartphone about five years ago, when all Wellman received was “K.” Now, Boeheim sends him three or four words per message. “It’s a good progression,” Wellman joked. While the Syracuse coaching staff doesn’t have a group chat, the Boeheim family does. Yet Boeheim himself isn’t part of it. He doesn’t own an iPhone, so the chat consists of Juli, Jamie, Buddy and Jimmy so they can use iMessage. They’ve been trying to get dad an iPhone for a few years. “He can be so stubborn,” Jimmy said. “Not sure he has a rationale.”Two years ago, the Boeheim family made their most aggressive attempt to make the switch: They bought him an iPhone for Christmas. When Boeheim saw the package, he wasn’t happy. He made them take it back to the store. “I just want to get him an iPhone by the end of the year maybe,” Buddy said. “I might have to get him that for Christmas (again).”Asst. Sports Copy Editor Anthony Dabbundo contributed reporting to this story Comments Published on December 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Powerstown Park passes early inspection


first_imgThe going is said to be heavy following torrential rain overnight.According to Clonmel racecourse spokesman Eugene Cooney the clerks of the course are still monitoring the situation.With a clearance on the way officials are hopeful that one of their biggest meetings of the year will take place. All eyes will be on the feature race at Clonmel this afternoon, when the Clonmel Oil Chase goes to post at 2:25.11 entries will be looking to emulate the Willie Mullins-trained Arvika Ligeonnaire, who won last year’s instalment of the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase.Most fans will be looking out for Sizing Europe- Henry de Bromhead’s 12-year-old won the race in 2012 and is favourite to repeat that success.However, he’ll face stiff competition from the likes of the Mouse Morris-trained First Lieutenant, as well as fellow Grade 1 winner Champagne Fever.That’s not all that’s on offer though -with Byerley Babe and Une Artiste topping the entries for the Grade 3 EBF T.A. Morris Memorial Mares Steeplechase, which is off at 2:55.The first race is due off at 12.55.last_img read more


UEFA postpones Euros to 2021 amid coronavirus fears


first_img Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba The tournament, due to take place from 12 June-12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year.The postponement provides a chance for European leagues that have been suspended to now be completed.Uefa said it wanted to avoid “placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services” of its 12 host countries, as well as helping allow domestic competitions to be finished.“We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent,” said Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.“It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity, and altruism.“The health of fans, staff, and players has to be our number one priority and in that spirit, Uefa tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football.“There was a real spirit of co-operation, with everyone recognizing that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.”Ceferin said it was important Uefa “led the process and made the biggest sacrifice”, adding it comes “at a huge cost” but “purpose over profit has been our guiding principle in taking this decision for the good of European football as a whole”.Euro play-offs moved to JuneThe European Championship qualifying play-offs, scheduled to begin in March, have provisionally been moved to June.They include two-legged ties between Scotland and Israel, Northern Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Republic of Ireland and Slovakia.Friendly international matches due to be played this month have also been pushed back until June.Uefa says a working group will examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season and any other consequence of Tuesday’s decisions.Uefa’s Nations League and the European Under-21 Championships are scheduled to take place next summer.The 2021 Uefa Women’s European Championship is set to take place in England and begins on 7 July, four days before the proposed men’s final.Elsewhere, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) says this year’s Copa America, due to take place from 12 June to 12 July, has been postponed until 2021.What do the nations involved say?The Norwegian FA, whose side are yet to qualify for the tournament, were first to announce the news, followed by the French and other FAs.Mark Bullingham, chief executive of the Football Association, said English football’s governing body supported the decision.“We will be considering the implications for all England teams and our organization over the coming days, including any implications on the date of the 2021 Women’s Euros which we are very proud to be hosting,” he said.“We will continue to work in collaboration with the PL, EFL and our football partners on the scenarios that could follow Uefa’s decision today and ensure we are ready to put them into immediate action once it is appropriate to do so.“Until then, we will continue to follow the advice of the Government and the health authorities.”French Football Federation president Noel le Graet says the governing body “fully supports” Uefa and it was a “wise and pragmatic decision”.Why has this happened?Many of Europe’s domestic leagues – as well as the Champions League and Europa League – have been suspended following an increasing number of coronavirus cases around the continent.Players and coaches have also been affected by the virus or been told to go into self-isolation, meaning leagues have had to shut down.A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League is expected to be one option put forward at Tuesday’s meeting to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus crisis.How Europe’s top leagues have reacted:Premier League: All elite football in Britain canceled until 4 April at the earliest subject to “conditions at the time”.La Liga: Spain’s top-flight suspended until 4 April at the earliest when it will “revaluate” the situation.Serie A: Italy has the highest number of cases in Europe and the country is in lockdown.Bundesliga: Suspended until at least 2 April in Germany.Ligue 1: Games initially played behind closed doors in France but now suspended “until further notice”.What other limitations are there?While the big domestic leagues have problems over television contracts to solve if games do not take place, most countries rely on the payments from Uefa that come out of major international tournaments to allow their own leagues to function properly.These would be at risk from any movement of the European Championship and are likely to form part of any agreement.An estimated 400 staff are working for Uefa on the Euros. It is unknown what will happen to them if the tournament does not take place for another 12 months. Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says Uefa.European football’s governing body made the decision during an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Source: BBC Sportscenter_img Tags: CoronavirusEURO 2020 Tournament RelatedPosts ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palacelast_img read more


Angels make $1.2 million in payments to ballpark employees


first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels have issued payments totaling about $1.2 million to more than 1,800 game-day employees who are missing work because of the sport’s COVID-19 shutdown, the team said Sunday.The status of further payments will be determined as events warrant with the season still delayed indefinitely, spokesperson Marie Garvey said.The employees were paid varying amounts based on their hours, job duties and normal rate of pay, Garvey said.The Angels Ballpark Fund includes payments to concession, janitorial and security workers who are employed by outside companies to work at Angel Stadium. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “We understand the important contribution that all ballpark workers play in creating a memorable experience at Angel Stadium and have invested over $1 million to provide financial resources during this unprecedented time,” Garvey said in a statement. “Our organization took an inclusive approach and Angels ballpark employees received a one-time distribution this week.”Major League Baseball announced last month that each club would contribute at least $1 million toward paying their game-day employees to compensate them for work lost because of the pandemic.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


Women’s World Cup 2019: Argentina frustrates 2011 winner Japan in scoreless tie


first_img Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know when USA takes on Thailand Argentina had lost all six of its previous World Cup games, conceding a whopping 33 goals, but more than held its own against a side that sits 30 places higher in the world rankings.Yui Hasegawa wasted a golden opportunity to seal maximum points in the second half for Japan, which will need to improve dramatically if it is to overcome Scotland in the next group game on Friday. Related News Japan’s World Cup campaign got off to a frustrating start as Argentina held the favored side to a 0-0 draw in Group D on Monday.Asako Takakura’s team has reached the final in the last two editions of the tournament — winning it in 2011 — but a third consecutive appearance looks unlikely if this insipid display in Paris is anything to go by. ¡PUNTAZO!A famous result for @Argentina! #ARGJPN | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/ysvSDgVr45— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 10, 2019Japan dominated possession in the first half but was largely kept at arm’s length by Argentina’s backline.  The closest chance came after nine minutes when Narumi Miura flashed wide of Vanina Correa’s right-hand post from a promising position. The Argentina goalkeeper cut out Yuika Sugasawa’s back-post header soon after with a number of players poised to pounce inside the 6-yard box.Correa was called into action five minutes after the restart, pawing Kumi Yokoyama’s long-range drive into the path of Sugasawa, who blazed over from an acute angle. Hasegawa then had the clearest chance of the game shortly before the hour mark, skewing horribly wide from 12 yards when it looked easier to score.That miss appeared to deflate Japan, with Argentina breaking out of its own half to cause its opponents some nervous moments in defense.Neither side was able to find a winner in the closing stages, though, with Argentina finishing as the happier team having claimed its first ever World Cup point.last_img read more


Girls Golf Rocks is set to inspire new players


first_img Girls Golf Rocks! That’s the message from a group of girl golfers who want to inspire others to follow them into the sport.Twelve members of the Essex County Girls squad have been trained as leaders and mentors for the project to promote the sport with the help of four local golf clubs.Their message is that golf is a fun and sociable game, with health benefits and a competitive edge – and they want other girls to join in. Their recent photoshoot (image © Leaderboard Photography) for the campaign poster shows that golf can be anything but fuddy-duddy.The Girls Golf Rocks campaign tees off with a big taster session in April at each of the four clubs taking part – Little Channels, Crowlands Heath, Playgolf Colchester and The Rayleigh Club. Three county squad girls will be helping out at each club.Following the taster sessions, when local schoolchildren will be welcomed by the PGA professionals, there will be a four-week structured coaching programme provided by the clubs, with the county girl players mentoring the newcomers.The finale will be a competition on the par three course at Channels GC in May, where new young players will enjoy playing holes with their mentors, benefiting from their experience and encouragement on the course.The project is being led by the Golf Foundation and supported by England Golf and Active Essex.Katie Moggan, Regional Development Officer for the Golf Foundation, said: “The Essex County Girls really do deserve great credit for launching Girls’ Golf Rocks and it is very much their project. As young, athletic players who love this game, and who exhibit a great sense of fun when playing golf, you really couldn’t find better ambassadors for this sport.“In terms of breaking down the barriers for new girl golfers, these county players really ‘get it’. They know how to encourage new players and I am sure they will be excellent mentors for young people coming into these clubs.”The project will be directly linked to the national ‘This Girl Can’ promotional campaign on TV and other media (www.thisgirlcan.co.uk) which aims to inspire more women and girls to enjoy exercise. See more also on Twitter at #thisgirlgolfs.Katie praised Lauren Spray, Women and Girls Participation Manager for England Golf, Helen Tarttelin, Essex County Development Officer, Louella Hitchcock, Essex County Captain, and Wendy Cook, County Junior Girls Organiser for Essex, for their “brilliant work” in the organisation for a project which, if successful, may well be tried in other regions of the country. 23 Mar 2015 Girls Golf Rocks is set to inspire new players last_img read more


July is Smart Irrigation Month


first_imgSubmitted by The City of OlympiaJuly is Smart Irrigation Month in Olympia. Because lawns and landscapes are typically overwatered by up to 30%, the City of Olympia’s Water Conservation Program is encouraging water customers to cut their irrigation water waste through a variety of incentives. By watering wisely, maintaining and upgrading automated irrigation systems, consumers can save money and help protect our drinking water resources for future generations.The City’s Water Conservation Program offers residential water customers a $200 rebate on the installation of a “smart” irrigation controller and/or a free rain sensor – both for in-ground irrigation systems. Smart controllers automatically adjust watering times based on weather conditions to provide optimal moisture for healthy plants and landscapes, and conserves water. Rain sensors simply shut off irrigation systems when it is raining, so you don’t water when nature is doing it for you. Customers who water with a hose-end sprinkler can benefit from a free hose watering timer.City of Olympia commercial water customers may be eligible for a rebate of up to $2500 on efficient irrigation system upgrades, including spray nozzle retrofits, smart controller upgrades and drip irrigation conversions.The City’s efficient irrigation consultant says, “Olympia has made it easy for commercial customers and irrigation contractors to get rebates for installing efficient sprinkler nozzles, controllers with conservation features, and other water saving equipment. The rebate process is simple for most items, and the rebate amounts are generous enough that customers can start saving money right away.”Visit our website www.olympiawa.gov/waterwise for Smart Irrigation Month incentives, rebate applications, resources and tips on how you can join your fellow neighbors and get smart about irrigation!Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation.For more information, contact the City of Olympia Water Conservation Program at 360.753.8271 or waterwise@ci.olympia.wa.us. Facebook100Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


Monfils, Fognini and Azarenka sign up for the virtual Madrid Open


first_imgAll of them be a part of one roster that already homes 16 gamers: Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, Karen Khachanov, John Isner, Lucas Pouille, Kiki Bertens, Angelique Kerber, Madison Keys, Kristina Mladenovic, Carla Suárez, Victoria Azarenka, Fiona Ferro and Eugenie Bouchard. The group of the Mutua Madrid Open will quickly reveal the remainder of the members, in addition to the totally different novelties of the competitors.What is understood is the virtual match format. The 16 particular person members (ATP and WTA) will initially be divided into 4 teams. From this part of the league, these categorised for the quarterfinals of the match might be held, which might be held throughout 4 days of competitors. As well as, in parallel to the official competitors, a charity match will happen that can face a few of the fundamental content material creators in the gaming territory with skilled tennis gamers to gather funds supposed to assist these affected by Covid-19. With the begin date getting nearer, the group of the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Professional introduced this Wednesday that Gael Monfils, Victoria Azarenka, Fabio Fognini and Madison Keys They are going to be in the pioneering match, which is able to reproduce the tennis competitors in a virtual strategy to face the greatest tennis gamers in the world from their properties in the April 27-30, forcing them to alter the racket for the PlayStation four to be measured at the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated intimately in the Tennis World Tour online game.last_img read more