Rain, snow and freezing temperatures move across to the East

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A fast moving storm system with an arctic cold front brought up to 6 to 14 inches of snow from the Dakotas to Minnesota and into Wisconsin producing treacherous driving conditions during a busy Monday morning commute.Further south, a quick burst of snow with this arctic cold front created numerous spinouts and accidents from Nebraska to Iowa and even a multi-vehicle pileup on I-80 was reported Monday.On the warm side of this arctic cold front, heavy rain has been falling in the East from Texas all the way to Maine. Minor flooding was reported in spots.On Tuesday morning, this cold front stretches from Texas to New England with heavy rain along with it, and even some snow is trying to mix in northern Texas and into Arkansas and Tennessee.As this cold front moves east, rain will change to snow in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and all the way into the Northeast.A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts for 1 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday morning.Snow accumulations will not be great in the South. There might be a dusting in Tennessee but, as we saw on Monday, it does not take much to make those roads slick once the temperature falls below freezing.A dusting of snow is also possible in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, and New York City may get 1 to 2 inches while southern Massachusetts could see up to 4 inches. Roads could be very slick Wednesday morning during rush-hour.Behind this cold front is an arctic air mass headed for the northern Plains, the coldest air of the season. Temperatures Tuesday morning in the Twin Cities has dipped below zero for the first time this year with wind chill near 20 below zero.On Wednesday morning, temperatures will be even colder with wind gusts making it feel like it’s 20 to 40 below zero. A wind chill advisory has been issued for the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin where frost bite can occur in as little as 10 minutes on any exposed skin.Some of the coldest air will spill East and South by Thursday with wind chills in the single digits in the Northeast and it will feel like it’s in the 20s and 30s across the Deep South.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Press release: PM call with Prime Minister Abe: 20 March 2018

A Downing Street spokesperson said: This morning the Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan. The Prime Minister updated Prime Minister Abe on the investigation into the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter and the reckless endangerment of the British public through the use of a military grade nerve agent developed by Russia. The Prime Minister noted that the incident was a grave violation of international law and also state sovereignty. Prime Minister Abe condemned the incident, and said Japan shared our strong conviction that the use of chemical weapons should never be tolerated. He expressed heartfelt sympathy for the victims, and said Japan shared our outrage. They agreed that those responsible must be brought to justice and that Russia must respond in a serious manner, including by cooperating fully with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) investigation. read more

Cricket given leading role in British  sport re-opening plans, say ECB

first_imgBy Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – English cricket’s governing body said it has been given the leading role for all sport in the country, including soccer, in examining how to create ‘bio-secure’ venues as leagues look for ways to restart their competitions without fans.Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said his organisation has been asked by the British government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS), to look into how all sports might be able to resume in secure environments once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.“The ECB has been asked to lead by DCMS across football, horse racing, tennis and rugby,” Harrison said in comments reported by the website Cricinfo. “There has been a lot of communication between sports, particularly around health, as we are trying to guarantee safety.“I had a conference call with the head of the FA (Football Association) and the RFU (Rugby Football Union) about a range of topics: working together; how we share information about playing behind closed doors. I’m speaking to the Premier League later. We’re facing very similar challenges and taking decisions as a sector,” he said. The DCMS declined to comment on Harrison’s statement but it has been liaising with a number of sports bodies including the ECB on how things might work should the green light be given by the medical experts for sport to resume safely.The ECB has suspended the professional game in the country until July 1, but England are due to face Pakistan in a three test series from July 30.Harrison said that any attempt to play international cricket without fans would lead to a rethink on venues, with those best suited to a secure environment coming to the fore.“What we have to be really careful with here is to understand that right now testing elite athletes or people in sport just cannot be a priority in the context of the national health crisis and the issues frontline workers and vulnerable people are facing,” Harrison said.“Government tells us when the time is right. It’s not yet, clearly. We’re not lobbying the government; we’re working with them.”On Saturday, the Football League (EFL) which organises the three divisions below the Premier League, highlighted testing of players and others involved in games as the key issue. “Clearly, before any return to football can take place, suitable testing arrangements for participants must be in place and this is core to our current planning, as is ensuring there is absolutely no negative impact on the country’s front-line workers, the Emergency services, League and Club staff members,” the league said in a statement.“The EFL’s medical advisor is working with a select group of medical professionals and sports scientists to ensure their collective expertise is utilised to address these issues. This group will consider the latest medical information and evidence from both in the UK and abroad, particularly around the viability and accessibility of the various COVID-19 tests that are currently available”.The EFL said it “welcomes the current steps being taken by the UK Government to establish a group of governing bodies to look at the complex set of challenges facing the wider sporting industry.”last_img read more

Harrison aiming to halt Price bandwagon

first_imgAudley Harrison has vowed to prove his critics wrong when he faces unbeaten heavyweight prospect David Price.Stonebridge Park’s former Olympic gold medallist, 40, will be a massive underdog when he takes on Price in the British and Commonwealth champion’s home city of Liverpool on 13 October.The clash has been dubbed ‘The Battle of the Olympians’ given that Harrison took gold in 2000 and Price was a bronze medallist four years ago.Whereas Harrison has been much criticised during his professional career, the affable Price has attracted many admirers with a string of knockout wins.But Harrison declared: “It’s a great opportunity for me. I’ve fallen down many times and always found a way to get back up.“It’s a huge fight. There’s David Price on the way up – he hasn’t really put a foot wrong – and Mr Harrison on the way down.“What does he [Harrison] have left? Does he have anything left? It’s going to be a tough fight and I know what it means.“All the knocks I’ve had to go through have just been part of my journey. I kept getting up, never gave up on myself and I knew I was going to get back to this place.“At 40 years of age there are injuries and I’m not the guy that was 30. But I’ve definitely still got a lot to offer.”Harrison’s stock fell further when he was stopped in the third round of a world title challenge against David Haye in November 2010 – a dismal display he says was caused by a pectoral injury.But a victory over Price would put him in contention for another world title shot.“Each man has his own pathway. I’m still on my pathway. It’s not over yet. The story is not complete,” Harrison added.“I said I was going to be a world champion, and I’m still fighting on that journey. I haven’t given up yet.“Most people have written me off, but every time you write me off I find a way to come back.”See also:Harrison destroys Adams on ring returnPrice camp ‘interested’ in Harrison fightHarrison to take on Price in LiverpoolHarrison tipped to produce ‘something special’ against PriceHarrison promises ‘Olympic performance’ against PriceDeGale and Harrison weigh in ahead of Saturday’s title fightsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Glittering start to Tabal’s journey to Tokyo Olympics

first_imgTabal said that every time she passed by the end of the loop where Filipino fans were gathered, “it’s like all my hardships disappear.”READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonFEATURED 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 shutout“I would feel very heavy physically, but I just decided to go my own pace. I knew that God will guide me as long as I keep running and keep my own pace” said Tabal.Now the petite lass from Guba, Cebu City is setting her sights on the Asian Games next year in Indonesia. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village “We have a long-term plan all the way to Tokyo 2020, I don’t want to commit the same mistakes I had in Rio, so this early I want to prepare,” added Tabal who stands to receive P300,000 from the Philippine Sports Commission.READ: Tabal wins half marathon in CanadaBy all indications, Tabal has already put aside her rift with the Philippine Track and Field Association as she went on to hug Patafa chief Philip Ella Juico at the end of the race.Juico stationed himself by the drinking station and even handed her drinks in one of the four loops around Putrajaya government district.She also made no mention of her strained relations with the athletics body that sacked her twice in the last two years over issues regarding her coaches and sponsors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next Her gold medal victory, the first for the Philippines in this SEA Games, made it all seemed right. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Mary Joy Tabal wins the first gold medal for the Philippines when she ruled the women’s marathon at the 2017 SEA Games in Putrajaya, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Soon after crossing the finish line in this kingly, immense district, Mary Joy Tabal said she would like to immediately visit a church.“It’s been a long time since I went to church, I have so much to thank God for,” said Tabal after ruling the Southeast Asian Games women’s marathon for the country’s first gold.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LOOK: Mayweather says he’ll party all week leading to McGregor fight View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

Invite for 2012 WA State Championships Referees

first_imgTouch Football Western Australia (WA) is welcoming nominations from interstate and international referees to attend the 2013 WA ‘Be Active’ State Championships early next year. The event will be held from Friday, 15 February until Sunday, 17 February 2013 at UWA Sports Park, McGillivray Oval, Perth. Please see the attached flyer for more information or contact Sport Program Coordinator, Karon Boston by emailing [email protected] Related Filesreferee_invite_2013_state_champs-jpgRelated LinksWA State Champs Refslast_img

Video Surfaces Of Dak Prescott Attack, Culprits May Have Boasted Online About Act

first_imgDak Prescott celebrating in his Mississippi State uniformSTARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 22: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Monday night, it was reported by a number of sources that Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and at least one of his teammates were attacked outside a Waka Flocka Flame concert in Panama City, Florida while on spring break. Tuesday morning, video of the incident has surfaced. The alleged perpetrator might have also boasted on his Twitter account about his involvement.In the below clips, both Prescott and one of his teammates are brutally attacked by a group of men in a parking lot immediately following the concert. Prescott can be seen struggling to get up after the encounter. The Bulldogs signal-caller suffered a number of cuts and bruises, but according to the school, he does not have any significant injuries.One Twitter user, @str8fam_dwilson, reportedly took to social media after the incident to boast about attacking Prescott and his teammates. He’s since deleted the tweets, but a number of users screenshotted them. We can’t confirm that he was involved.So these are the ignorant fools, @str8fam_dwilson, that allegedly jumped on @DakPrescott? Just stupid @Yep_ItsCheryl pic.twitter.com/DTTTPBiINk— JoeAMorton (@theJunebugg731) March 10, [email protected] @str8fam_dwilson pic.twitter.com/Pg5RvkaUtw— James Thurman (@coachthurman) March 10, 2015Luckily, none of the players were seriously injured. But it’s still clear that this was a scary situation for all.last_img read more

Commentary Peyton Mannings classy departure a sad day for Indianapolis

Part of me wants to hop on Interstate 70 West and drive to Indianapolis to revel in the misery of the Indianapolis Colts fans on this trying day. You see, I’m from Northwest Indiana and that’s Chicago Bears territory. Compounded by the fact that Peyton Manning has his only Super Bowl at the expense of the Bears, today should be a day of celebration for me. But it’s not. I have far too much respect for what Manning has accomplished during his 14 years with the Colts’ organization. He made Indianapolis a football city. For anyone who has ever driven through or had the chance to visit Indianapolis, it is clear that Manning was considered nothing short of a god. Manning’s likeness could be found around every corner. In short, Peyton Manning was Indianapolis. That will no longer be the case as the Colts officially announced Wednesday that they will be releasing Manning. The decision came one day before the team was scheduled to give Manning a $28 million bonus and begin the second year of the five-year $90 million deal that he signed before last season. Manning choked back tears as he thanked Colts fans and expressed his gratefulness to the city of Indianapolis. It was apparent that Manning truly didn’t want to leave. Manning and Colts’ owner Jim Irsay insisted the decision had nothing to do with money, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that Irsay would have been making a significant financial investment in a player who missed an entire season to recover from a neck injury. On one hand, it’s hard to understand Irsay’s reasoning in letting Manning go. If your quarterback of 14 seasons tells you that he is confident he’ll play again, and at the same high level that he was at, wouldn’t you listen to him? And on the other hand, it’s rather impressive how Irsay has been able to emotionally remove himself from the situation and assess the situation from a neutral standpoint. If Manning isn’t healthy, $28 million is a lot of money to invest in a damaged asset. Irsay’s decision has no doubt been made easier by the knowledge that his organization owns the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. In Manning’s first season the Colts finished 3-13. That was 1998. With Manning under center, the Colts would only have one more losing season (2001) until last season. He is a four-time MVP, owns every major Colts franchise passing record and helped the team to eight division titles, two AFC championships, and a Super Bowl win during the 2006-07 season. He’s had a hall of fame-caliber career up to this point and still believes he has more left in the tank, telling reporters at his press conference that he is “confident” that he will play again. Manning will never again suit up in Colts’ blue and white and put on that customary No. 18 jersey. And according to Irsay, neither will anyone else. “It’s a difficult day here of shared pain between Peyton, myself, the fans, everyone,” Irsay said at the press conference. “I think in that vein as well. The 18 jersey will never be worn again by a Colt on the field.” Fans in Ohio are all too familiar with bad divorces. Irsay and Manning seem to have proven that it is possible to leave on good terms. Any team that lands Manning in the future will be lucky to have him. He’s a classy individual who clearly wants nothing more than to be back on the field playing football. Here’s hoping that the team doesn’t happen to reside in the NFC North. read more

Ohio States Stoneburner Mewhort released from football scholarships

Ohio State redshirt senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and redshirt junior offensive lineman Jack Mewhort have been removed from their athletic scholarships-at least until the end of the summer. In a statement released Friday night from Urban Meyer via an OSU department of athletics spokesperson, the two football players “will each be removed from athletic scholarship beginning with the summer term, and they will continue to be suspended from team activities until stipulations are successfully met.” “We are disappointed with the decisions made recently by two of our football players,” the release said. “(Stoneburner and Mewhort) will have an opportunity to return to the team in good standing following the summer session.” The decision comes nearly two weeks after Stoneburner and Mewhort were suspended June 3 after being arrested for obstructing justice. According to a police report from the Shawnee Hills Police Department, police said they spotted Stoneburner, Mewhort and a third person, Austin Barnard, urinating on what appeared to be an early childhood education school called The Oxford School near the Bogey Inn in Dublin, Ohio. After shining a bright light, police said the three suspects ran away. Police said they found Stoneburner and Barnard crouched between cars while Mewhort fled to a nearby wooded area before turning himself in after threatening to use a police dog. Stoneburner and Mewhort were expected to be starters for the upcoming season. In 2011, Stoneburner caught 14 passes for 193 yards and had seven touchdown catches. Stoneburner was recruited out of Dublin Coffman High School. He has caught 37 passes in his career at OSU. Meyer listed Stoneburner after this year’s Spring Game on April 21 as one of his “top offensive playmakers.” Mewhort was a highly recruited prospect out of St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio. read more

Womens Hockey No 9 Ohio State drops conference semifinal 32 to No

The Ohio State women’s hockey team listens to head coach Nadine Muzerall during a timeout in its game against Bemidji State on Feb 8. Ohio State lost 3-2. Credit: Cori Wade | For The LanternOhio State women’s hockey entered the WCHA tournament semifinal likely needing a win to have any chance of qualifying for the NCAA tournament.On Saturday, Wisconsin redshirt senior forward Annie Pankowski likely dashed those chances with a third period goal to send the Badgers to their fifth-straight conference tournament championship game.No. 9 Ohio State (20-13-2, 12-10-2 WCHA) dropped to No. 2 Wisconsin (31-4-2, 18-4-2 WCHA) in a 3-2 loss that saw three lead changes Saturday in the WCHA Final Faceoff in Minneapolis.Pankowski, the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, scored her team-leading 22nd goal on a game-winner assisted by junior forward Abby Roque 15 minutes into the final period.Wisconsin tripled the Buckeyes in shot output at 42-14, which was its fifth-straight game of the season dominating Ohio State in shot discrepancy. Just four Buckeyes attempted more than one shot in the game, while 12 Badgers had multiple shot attempts.Ohio State freshman goalie Andrea Braendli, the WCHA leader in save percentage at .939, stopped 39 shots from the NCAA’s second-highest scoring team, but it wouldn’t be enough for the Buckeyes.Badgers’ redshirt junior goalie Kristen Campbell earned her NCAA-leading 31st win amid her WCHA Goaltender of the Year campaign.Wisconsin battled back from a 2-1 second period deficit to end the game with two unanswered goals in the final 21 minutes.A hooking penalty on Ohio State senior forward Jacyn Reeves allowed the Badgers a first period power play opportunity that Wisconsin freshman forward Britta Curl converted 10 minutes into the action.Curl’s 21st goal of the season came assisted by junior defenseman Mekenzie Steffen on Wisconsin’s first shot of the power play.Wisconsin entered the game with the most power play goals in the WCHA with 28 on 112 opportunities, while the Buckeyes lead the conference with 7.1 penalty minutes per game.Ohio State sophomore forward Tatum Skaggs retaliated eight minutes later with her team-leading 17th goal on a rebound from a long range shot by redshirt junior Jincy Dunne to enter the first intermission locked at 1-1. Senior forward Charly Dahlquist extended the Buckeyes’ lead when she deflected senior defenseman Lauren Boyle’s shot past Campbell 12 minutes into the second period.Wisconsin knotted the game up again in the second period’s final minute with freshman forward Sophie Shirley’s 20th goal of the season to send the semifinal to the third period tied at 2.Following Pankowski’s third period strike, Ohio State played with an empty net in the final two minutes, but to no avail.The Badgers advance to the WCHA Final Faceoff championship game Sunday where they seek to avenge last year’s 3-1 loss to Minnesota.The Buckeyes, who achieved their first back-to-back 20-win seasons, await Sunday’s NCAA selection show where they hope to sneak into their second straight national tournament. read more