first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The vanguard of a Pacific storm reached the Southland Saturday morning, but the system was not as powerful as initially forecast. As of 3p.m., the storm produced 0.20 of an inch of rain in Pasadena and Burbank, 0.07 of an inch in Whittier and 0.06 of an inch in West Covina. San Gabriel recorded 0.12 of an inch, 0.10 fell in Los Angeles and 0.08 was recorded on Mount Wilson. No local law enforcement agencies reported any rain-related problems. The storm was expected to drop up to a quarter-inch of rain in low-lying areas and up to an inch of the wet stuff in the mountains, said meteorologist Jamie Smith of the National Weather Service. “This is the first storm of the season to produce any measurable amount of snow in the mountains,” Smith said. The mountains were expected to get from 3 to 7 inches of snow, “which is more than we received from the first couple of storms of the year,” said Smith. The storm cleared out by Saturday evening, although some lingering showers were expected late Saturday, said Smith. “Behind the rains are going to be some gusty winds,” she said. Winds of between 20mph and 30mph are forecast “in the wake of the storm,” according to Smith. The next chance of wet weather will likely come Wednesday, when the chance of measurable precipitation has been set at 30percent, according to the NWS. Staff Writer Phil Drake contributed to this story.last_img read more


first_imgDETROIT — Are you ready for some free football at Ford Field?Fans are being offered free tickets to the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets on Nov. 24 that was moved to Detroit from snow-plagued western New York.The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, but the league relocated it to the Lions’ indoor stadium after a lake-effect storm dumped about 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area since Nov. 17.The Lions announced that their season-ticket holders and those for the Bills can use Flash Seats — a digital entry ticketing system — for general admission seats to the game Nov. 24. Fans who had tickets for the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium and travel to Detroit will be admitted with their original tickets.The Bills also announced that full refunds will be given to all original ticket holders and season ticket members, whether or not their ticket is used to enter the rescheduled game.The general public can get tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 via Flash Seats at Detroitlions.com, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23at Ford Field’s box office.“We are pleased to be hosting the Bills and Jets for their game Monday night,” Lions President Tom Lewand said. “While our thoughts are with the people of the Buffalo area during this difficult time, our team at Ford Field will do everything we can to be good hosts to their team this weekend.”The NFL has offered fans free tickets in similar situations in the past, including in December 2010 when the Giants and Vikings were relocated to Ford Field after the roof of Minnesota’s Metrodome collapsed after a blizzard. Vikings quarterback Brett Favre’s streak of 297 regular-season starts came to an end that night because of shoulder and hand issues.A wildfire in Southern California in 2003 moved a game — also with free admission — between the Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, because Qualcomm Stadium was turned into an evacuation center for displaced residents.Jets coach Rex Ryan thought the potential of less crowd noise at a neutral-site stadium could help Michael Vick and New York’s offense.“Instead of having 70,000 screaming (Bills) fans, I would say it’d be easier,” Ryan said. “I don’t know who’s going to be at the game.” Then, he added: “I hope there are a lot of Jets fans.”Detroit Sports 105.1 radio, an affiliate of ESPN, called for fans to wear green to the game in support of the Jets — and against Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who was fired last December after five seasons in which he went 29-51 as the Lions’ coach.He was carried off the field by the Bills after they beat the Lions in Detroit in October.Using the hashtag GreenMonday, the station wrote on Twitter: “Monday, we all become Jets fans in Detroit to give Jim Schwartz some payback. Wear green and be loud.”The Lions, in a partnership with Henry Ford Health Systems, will also be operating a 50/50 raffle when gates open, with proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York Disaster Relief Fund.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgToday UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham, appealed to readers of the Daily Mirror to help the estimated 5 million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.“Last Friday, when most of us were looking forward to our weekends, several islands far away in the Philippines were struck by a devastating storm,” he wrote. “It wasn’t until the next day that the true enormity of the so called ‘Super Typhoon Haiyan’ was understood.“This was the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land anywhere in the world. Homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed, roads are unable to be used and children still urgently need food, water, shelter and power. In areas of the worst affected island, it’s reported to look like the aftermath of the terrible tsunami that struck on Boxing Day almost a decade ago.“The news trickling through was, and still is, absolutely horrifying. Thousands dead, homes flattened, with children lost and separated from their parents, surviving without food or water.“In any emergency, children are the most vulnerable and with each passing day, the danger these children face is heightened. So now, I am writing this to you, fellow readers of ‘The Daily Mirror’, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and as a Dad to four children.“An estimated 5 million children are now affected. Those figures so huge that it’s hard to really get how many children that is. In footballing terms, it’s enough children to fill 64 packed Wembley stadiums. Any parent seeing the news will be thinking of their own children, I’m certainly thinking of mine. It’s terrifying to imagine them alone after the storm, injured, lost and confused, just trying to survive each day on their own.“But there is hope. And everyone really can make a difference. A real, life-saving difference. Responding to an emergency of this level is complicated, unimaginably so. It feels impossible but organisations like UNICEF do make it possible to ease the suffering. UNICEF is working around the clock to deliver life-saving aid to these children.“Several plane-loads of supplies landed in some of the most badly affected areas last week, delivering supplies such as emergency food for malnourished children, health kits, water pumps and generators, which are being used to get the water supplies up and running again. Providing clean water is one of the most important steps in preventing an outbreak of disease. Hygiene kits, that contain things like soap and water buckets, have now reached children and their families in Tacloban. UNICEF will continue to deliver supplies to children affected, providing life-saving emergency food for malnourished children and setting up safe spaces for children to play, while their families are traced.“Weeks and months later, when the news coverage has moved onto another story, UNICEF will still be there, helping children to survive and recover, reuniting children separated from their families during the typhoon, protecting them from the threat of abuse or trafficking and helping them to overcome the trauma of what they’ve seen and experienced.“I was with UNICEF in the Philippines two years ago so I know with utter certainty that the team will be doing everything in their power to help. UNICEF has been working in the Philippines since 1947 so their experience and local knowledge is huge.“As a father I know there is nothing I wouldn’t do for my children and I am sure you feel the same – but for those families in the Philippines facing an uncertain future, they need you to do something. £10 could provide a water kit for a family, so that they can collect, store and make water safe to drink which could make a life or death difference.“UNICEF receives no funding from the Disaster Emergency Committee, but its crucial work for children relies solely on the generosity of individuals such as you.To give £5, please text UNICEF to 70800, or telephone 0800 044 5888, or visit www.unicef.org.uk/mirror – children in the Philippines need your help now. I promise your donation will make a huge difference.”Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Providenciales, 27 Oct 2015 – It was another successful event for the ‘In the Pink’ organizers and another successful night for the National Cancer Society as organizers of the Pink event say some $40,000 was raised.‘In the Pink’ featured hours of shopping at the Regent Palms Resort where gently used clothing was available at marked down prices. The evening included a Pink Poker Tournament, sponsored by Casa Blanca Casino and an after-party featuring PRIME DJ’s. Karen Whitt, General Manager for The Palms said, “In the Pink gives guests the opportunity to celebrate the joy of giving by coming together to enjoy music, shopping, food and friendship. We’re absolutely thrilled to partner with the National Cancer Society as we join the fight against breast cancer, and we are extremely excited to support such a worthy cause.”The night also featured a raffle for a new cherry pink KIA car. Residents who want tickets can purchase them still at the concierge desk at the Palms; one ticket is for $25; get three tickets for $50. The winner will be announced on October 31st at the Cancer Society’s annual luncheon. At In the Pink, Jack Lightbourne also debuted his highly anticipated, destination song and music video called, “Take Me to Paradise”. Related Items:breast cancer, casablanca casino, in the pink, jack lightbourne, karen whitt, national cancer society, regent palmscenter_img In the Pink attracts hundreds Brazil & Argentina are coming to Turks and Caicos TCI Shines joins National Tourism Month activity calendarlast_img read more


first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Related Items:Fire, grand turk, HJ robinson high school, Pdm Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – Today, January 28, 2016, we have been shocked and saddened by the news of a fire at HJ Robinson, the only high school in the nations capital. While we wish to express our deep sadness of this unfortunate and tragic development, we wish to comfort the many students and families who have been also deeply impacted by this act of apparent arson. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you as you strive to educate and equip yourself and face the challenges of coping with this new reality.The many photographs circulating this morning on social media paint a vivid picture of the difficulties you face in the coming years. The Leader of the Opposition has been briefed by party officials including Hon. Edwin Astwood and Hon. Derek Taylor who are both on the ground and at the scene and is today, through this release, calling on Government to quickly resolve a budget to take to the house of assembly in an emergency session to meet the needs of the people of Grand Turk including the rebuilding of HJ Robinson and properly funding a long called for and overdue domestic fire tender.We understand that the fire affected flights since fire trucks and personnel that service the Jags McCartney International airport were directed to address this emergency. We wish to thank the service men, fortis and volunteers who have so tirelessly given of their time and labor to confront this fire and stem it from causing increased damage to the school. The people of Grand Turk and the Turks and Caicos Islands are a resilient, hard working, hopeful people and we have overcome many great odds and adversity to emerge victorious and enjoy what we know as our country today. We say that no weapon formed against our nation will prosper. And no act, however originated will dampen the spirit or the will of our people. We will rise from the ashes and build again; we will persevere and win in the face of difficulty and overwhelming odds. We are strong and will emerge stronger from this setback.last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 27, 2017 – Nassau – In a prepared recording, Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar is trying to reassure naysayers that the sale and April opening of Baha Mar is real.  Davis says that over 13,000 people applied for jobs at the region’s newest resort and shared that the casino, once operational will be the largest in the Caribbean.During that pre-recorded message, the President of the company said Chow Tai Fook is not a mirage, that the jobs coming and resort opening are all real and that Baha Mar is poised to be one of the country’s largest employers.  Davis is not just trying to convince the Bahamian media about the real-ness of the opening either, in a Travel Weekly magazine article skepticism is expressed.However, the writer who was also given a tour of the property with Davis and Scott Allen, General Manager of the Grand Hyatt leading the way said what he saw was amazing and convincing.  Grand Hyatt is to be the anchor property and Baha Mar will not open with 1800 rooms but with 200 with the plan being to have all three properties operational by winter 2017-2018.In the article it is said that the 18 hole Jack Nicklaus golf course will open on April 1st, that the Casino opens in Spring and that Hyatt, which lost $250 million in conference bookings when Baha Mar failed to, plans to recoup those losses and more eventually.  A soft and first opening is set for April 21st.Photo credit: Brian Major#MagneticMediaNews#BahaMarNassauopening#GraemeDavis#BahaMaropeningreal Related Items:#BahaMarNassauopening, #BahaMaropeningreal, #GraemeDavis, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 7, 2018 to May 13, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington-Burlington Special Olympics Day: Two hundred and forty student-athletes enjoy fun-filled day by Jamie PoteTown Meeting rejects Special Town Meeting articles by Lizzy HillGirl Scout Troops promote literacy with Little Library by Christina HainesSchool Committee talks tech education by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchTewksbury Police Arrest Man For Flipping Out, Flipping Pool Table by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting bans retail plastic bags by Kori TuittAlways going full REED ahead by Kori TuittWilmington officer wakes family as flames spread by Aaron CurtisWilmington man guilty of dealing fentanyl by Aaron CurtisTewksbury Police: Unwelcome customer flipped pool table, crushing woman by Aaron CurtisLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more


first_img.Reckless driving and unskilled drivers are two of the reasons behind growing road accidents in the country, reports UNB.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khanon on Sunday made the remark while responding to a written question of Didarul Alam (Chittagong-4) in parliament.The home minister listed tendency of overtaking by breaking rules, driving without taking adequate rest, not obeying traffic rules properly, problems related to vehicles fitness and lack of awareness among pedestrians as other reasons that are contributing to road accidents.Minister Asaduzzaman said some 9945 road accidents took place in the country from 2013 to April in 2017.The government has said it is determined to bring down the death toll and number of injures in road accident by 50 per cent by the year 2020.“Being a signatory country for Sustainable Development Goals-2030 adopted by the United Nations, Bangladesh is committed to bringing down number of deaths and injuries by 50 per cent by 2020,” road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has told the parliament recently.last_img read more


first_imgFile photo of LightningThree persons were killed in two separate incidents of lightning strike in Bagha and Godagari upazilas on Thursday night, reports UNB.Mohsin Ali, officer-in-charge of Bagha police station, said that lightning strike killed a man while he was collecting mangoes in an orchard near his house at Bausa village around 11:00pm.The deceased was Bacha Hossain, 28, son of Soleman Hossain of the village.Meanwhile, lightning killed two persons at Basudebpur village and Sarangpur area of Godagari upazila.The deceased were Musaul Haque, 15, son of Abul Hossain of Sarangpur area of Godagari municipality, and Jamshed Ali, 55, son of late Raisuddin of Basudebpur village.Police and relatives of the victims said they were working near their houses around 10:00pm when they were struck by lightning.last_img read more


first_img Listen 00:00 /29:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: President Trump won the battle over his proposed border wall, but the war rages on. Despite Congress passing and the President signing a budget full of border security funds, including some for physical barriers, Trump declared a national emergency to tap into additional funds to build the wall his way.Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the implications of this order, the political blowback and legislative relations following this executive action. NATIONAL TOPICS-2020 Roundup! (Feel the Bern, Bill Weld enters Republican fray, Obamas not endorsing)-New Jersey Attorney General looking into Trump’s inauguration-SCOTUS and the Census’ question on citizenship-Heather Nauert withdraws from UN ambassadorship-Trump talks Venezuela-Nobel Peace Prize for Trump? Japanese PM mum on his nominationTEXAS TOPICS-Senate poll has Beto O’Rourke close-Angela Paxton files legislation to help her husband-Kim Ogg is denied more prosecutors-Butterfly habitat saved from wall by CongressYou can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Manuel Balce Ceneta/APPresident Donald Trump.last_img read more