Two dead as Zeta batters South, now a tropical storm

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, EMILY SHAPIRO, MELISSA GRIFFIN and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least two fatalities have been reported so far after fast-moving Hurricane Zeta, a Category 2 storm, made landfall on the southeastern coast of Louisiana.The storm landed near Cocodrie, Louisiana, around 5:15 p.m. with wind speeds reaching 110 mph. This is the strongest hurricane landfall in the continental U.S. this late in the season in over 100 years, and the storm could potentially delivering a storm surge of up to 11 feet.Zeta, as of 2 a.m. Thursday, is now a tropical storm as it weakens over central Alabama. The hurricane and storm surge warnings for the Mississippi coast and Florida panhandle have been discontinued.In New Orleans, where fierce winds ripped through the city Wednesday night, New Orleans EMS reported an electrocution fatality in the 8200 block of Palm Street shortly before 8 p.m. The agency said it was tracking many down power lines and urged people to stay inside. New Orleans police also asked residents to shelter in place due to downed power lines, trees and tree branches.The storm disrupted power for more than 542,000 customers throughout the southeast section of Louisiana as of 9 p.m. local time. As a result of the power loss, Lafourche Parish announced a curfew went into effect at 7 p.m. and was slated to be lifted at 6 a.m. Thursday.Mississippi reported more than 167,000 customers had lost power because of the storm, while over 105,000 had lost power in Alabama.At least one person was reported dead by Biloxi, Mississippi, Police Chief John Miller, who told ABC News affiliate WLOZ-TV that there was a storm-related fatality.“I know that we have at least one death related to the storm right now, I do not have any details to give you on that other than we know that one person has perished because of the storm,” Miller told the station.In Jefferson Parish, Zeta breached three major levees in Grand Isle, the town said, also sharing a photo of the damage.Waveland, Mississippi, saw a gust of 104 mph.Tropical storm watches were issued from Mississippi to Alabama to the Florida Panhandle, and even parts of the western Carolinas, including Greenville and Asheville.The forecastA major threat will be a storm surge of up to 9 feet in Alabama and Mississippi.Gulfport and Biloxi could see wind gusts topping 90 mph.Powerful wind gusts could also reach 90 mph in New Orleans. The city canceled all public school classes for Wednesday.New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is suspending all bus, streetcar and ferry services beginning at noon.Rain won’t be as big of a threat. Some areas could see up to 6 inches of rainfall and possible flooding.Tornadoes are possible in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.Louisiana has been especially hard-hit this hurricane season. Zeta is the third hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana in two months.Because Zeta is moving so quickly, heavy rain and powerful wind gusts will extend well inland across the Southeast, which could cause power outages overnight. Wind gusts Thursday morning could top 50 mph from Atlanta to the western Carolinas.Zeta’s remnants will then slam the Northeast with rain and snow Thursday into Friday. The first accumulating, widespread snowfall of the season is possible for Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York’s Hudson Valley.The last time a hurricane made landfall in the U.S. so late in the calendar year was Hurricane Kate in November 1985.Hurricane Zeta is the 27th named storm of the season. In 2005, there were 28.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Web site’s CLE page has been enhanced

first_imgThe continuing legal education page on the Bar’s Web site has recently been redesigned to enhance access to Florida Bar CLE programs and publications.A new page and link under “Member Services” has been created for CLER and basic skills course requirement (BSCR). Members are encouraged to post their CLE credits online by logging on to floridabar.org.MikeTartaglia, director of the Bar’s Programs Division, said the ability for Bar members to post their own CLE credits is offered as another convenience to Bar members. Once posted online, Tartaglia said the member’s record is updated immediately, as opposed to delay of up to eight weeks when using the old scan cards.Tartaglia also said the CLE features of the Web site are becoming quite popular and many members are taking advantage of the ability to check and update their CLE records.Growing numbers of members continue to register for CLE courses and order CLE tapes on the Bar’s Web site, as well.He said about 900 lawyers a day use the various CLE features on the Bar’s site.The CLE credit posting feature came online about a year ago, as did applications that allow members to check their CLE hours and CLER reporting date information. New members may also verify reporting information for compliance with the basic skills course requirement.To access your personal CLE information, go to floridabar.org, click on “Member Profile” in the right-hand corner of the page and then click on “CLE Status.” Before obtaining personal CLE records or posting new credits, members will have to follow the prompts to register on the Web site by using their user name (Bar number) and password.When registering online to take CLE courses or order CLE tapes, members may use the search menu to find CLE courses by city, course number, date, sponsor, or title. Once the appropriate course is found, members may register by logging into the secure site via user name (Bar number) and password. Members can use either Visa or MasterCard to pay registration fees online. Web site’s CLE page has been enhanced Web site’s CLE page has been enhancedcenter_img June 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

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WLAX : Tumolo looks to break out of early slump

first_img Comments Gary Gait is looking for Michelle Tumolo to do three things: dodge, feed her teammates and finish. He needs her to accomplish all three of these things within her role at attack so no matter what the situation, the team can get the ball into the net.‘That’s always been one of our needs from behind the cage,’ Gait said.After having the highest single-season totals in points (74) and assists (37) for a freshman in program history a season ago, Tumolo has been off to a slower start this season. She is lagging behind the total number of points she had at this time last year, with 27 points through eight games. And her team is off to a slow start, too, with just a 3-5 record after being ranked No. 5 in preseason. Gait said her continued success, as well as that of the team, relies on her ability to master those three elements to combat the level of pressure she’s seeing in her second season.Although Gait admits this is a tall order for the sophomore — he said he has never had a player proficient at all three tasks — he said if anyone can do it, Tumolo can.‘Last year she was able to be a feeder, and a lot of teams didn’t go pressure her behind, and it allowed her to have a lot of success,’ Gait said. ‘But now they’re pressuring her behind and making it tougher. And when that happens, you’ve got to become a dodger.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Tumolo reacts to increased attention, she has trouble ignoring her feeder instincts. She relies more on her strong passing abilities as opposed to capitalizing on opportunities herself and scoring more goals, as Gait would like her to do. Her struggles have mirrored those of her team as a whole.Tumolo’s problems stem from the pressure she’s encountered from opposing defenses. After her banner freshman season, as well as the time she spent playing for the U.S. national team, the attention is hardly a surprise. Nonetheless, senior attack Tee Ladouceur said the defensive focus on Tumolo was giving her some trouble.‘She’s been face-guarded a lot this year,’ Ladouceur said. ‘And there’s a lot more pressure being put on her by other teams’ defenses, so I think it’s a little harder for her.’Tumolo’s reaction has been to fall back on what she said she knows and loves: assisting. Last season she finished 11th in the nation with 37 assists. But this season, she does not have the same assist totals. The added defensive pressure keeps her from completing the passes that set up SU goals so often last season.But Tumolo remains slightly hesitant to take on the ‘dodging’ role and drive to the net.‘Gary (Gait) keeps telling me I need to go to goal,’ Tumolo said. ‘I don’t know why. I love assisting, so I look to pass before I shoot. But I do need to go to goal more.’In recent games against No. 2 Northwestern and Rutgers, Tumolo has been better about embracing her three jobs. She combined for four goals and six assists in the two games, equating to one Syracuse win and one loss.The team’s next game is not until Monday at Dartmouth, so Tumolo can use the time to practice that offensive aggression.Ladouceur said she began seeing improvements in her fellow attack even in the games before Northwestern.‘She’s been playing through it, and in the past few games, she’s had a couple goals and a couple assists,’ Ladouceur said. ‘And I think she’s on her way to becoming even better this season.’As Gait and his team look to improve their record and put together two consecutive wins for the first time this season, the pressure will be on Tumolo to execute. When she gets shut down by a defender, she has to beat her defender one-on-one instead of looking to pass, Gait said.Gait said having a player who can feed, dodge and finish will put Syracuse on a level with the best teams in the nation.‘The top three or four teams, they have success because there’s somebody to score from behind,’ Gait said. ‘You go to double (team), they become a feeder. You leave them open when you slide up top, they become a finisher. That’s what we need.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 28, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Football Notebook: Clement could return against Illinois

first_imgThe wait may finally be over for Corey Clement.Just more than three weeks after it was announced he’d miss 4-6 weeks to undergo sports hernia surgery, Clement suited up for the Badgers Saturday and even warmed up with the team.“He was excited to be back in uniform,” Chryst said. “He was one of the first guys on to the field and [I’m] looking forward to him practicing this week and really seeing how it goes for him.”Football: Corey Clement to miss 4-6 weeksCorey Clement’s supposed breakout season is going to wait at least another month to take off. University of Wisconsin head Read…Clement has made early progress after the surgery, Chryst said, which is why he was in uniform Saturday and not ruled out.But despite the progress, it doesn’t mean Clement will definitely play against Illinois this Saturday.“There is still no guarantees on the timetable or how it goes,” Chryst said. “We’ve just got to keep taking it day-by-day and helping him through it.”UW quarterback Joel Stave said Monday he expressed his urgency with them to get back on the field.“I think everyone’s getting excited to see him get healthy and get back,” Stave said. “More than anything, just for him personally, I know how much he loves to play, how much he loves to compete.”Another key piece of the offense, fifth-year senior Dan Voltz, is expected to be back on the field Saturday after missing last Saturday’s game with a sprained arm.Stave said Voltz means a lot to the offense because of the calls he makes at the line of scrimmage for the entire offensive line.“We’re excited to get him back too,” Stave said.Chryst said Taiwan Deal’s status for Saturday remains uncertain, and the coaching staff should know more by mid-week.Edwards named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekAfter turning in a career day during Wisconsin’s 24-7 win over Purdue, T.J. Edwards earned conference-wide recognition when he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.The inside linebacker recorded a career-high 16 tackles (1.5 for loss) and forced his first career fumble.Through the first seven games of his career, Edwards has made 54 total tackles. Former UW linebacker Chris Borland had 54 total tackles the entire season during his freshman year in 2009, when he won Big Ten Freshman of the Year.Stave goes for historyThe Badgers’ win Saturday not only increased their winning streak over the Boilermakers to 10, but Stave improved to 4-0 all-time against them.That marked the first time in Wisconsin history one quarterback has recorded four wins against one opponent. Stave will have that chance again Saturday when UW takes on Illinois.In his three starts against the Fighting Illini, Stave has completed 39 of 60 passes for 516 yards and four touchdowns.“I think it’s pretty cool I’ve gotten the chance to start as many games as I have against some of these teams,” Stave said. “I remember growing up watching Wisconsin-Illinois, Wisconsin-Purdue.”Stave added, “It’s a little more fun when you’re winning.”last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes hold Congo to draw, set eyes on CECAFA

first_imgThe Cranes team that faced Congo. PHOTO VIA @masindeonyango?? Congo 1-1 Uganda ?? (Goal Milton Karisa )??  Ghana  1-1  Egypt ??Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a draw away in Brazaville courtesy of a first half goal by Milton Karisa.Marvin Baudry gave the home team an early lead that was cancelled just one minute later by Karisa.Coach Moses Basena travelled to Congo with a side that had many new players being readied for the upcoming regional and African tournaments.The team however travelled with star of Uganda’s campaign, Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango, who has conceded only two goals in six games.After falling out of the race to make Russia World Cup 2018, Cranes now eye CECAFA 2017, CHAN 2018 and AFCON 2019 tournaments. Egypt topped World Cup qualifier Group E to secure a place in the Russia finals after beating Uganda and Congo 1-0 in their last two matches last month.CRANES START XI: Onyango; Wadada, Juuko, Isinde, Walu, Wasswa, Iguma, Mutyaba, Karisa, Muleme, Serunkuuma. Standings Group EEGY – 13 ptsUGA – 9 pts GHA – 7 ptsCGO – 2The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt, which was the highlight of their campaign.Recalled Shikabala scores as Egypt drawShikabala marked his recall by Egypt with a superb goal during a 1-1 draw away to Ghana Sunday in the final World Cup Africa zone Group E qualifier.The match in Cape Coast was a dead rubber as the ‘Pharaohs’ won the mini-league and secured a place at the 2018 finals in Russia by defeating Congo Brazzaville last month.It will be Egypt’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1990, while Ghana miss out after playing in the last three editions.Argentina-born Egypt coach Hector Cuper rested a number of first choices, including Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, giving fringe players like Shikabala a chance to impress.The Saudi Arabia-based midfielder made the most of his first national team appearance for three years by slamming a low pass past goalkeeper Richard Ofori on 61 minutes.But the lead lasted only three minutes with Ghana levelling through an Edwin Gyasi shot from outside the box that took a deflection and wrongfooted goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy.The ‘Black Stars’ almost snatched victory in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time during a goalmouth scramble.Ghana lacked several regulars, including Andre and Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Partey.Tweets about @OfficialFUFA Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Irish Life Health premiums set to increase by 3.3%

first_imgThe premium rates of Irish Life Health are set to increase from June 1, rising 3.3pc on average by €30 annually.The company blamed the increased level and cost of hospital claims and continuing medical inflation including public and private hospitals and also rising consultant charges.Irish Life Health said the hike follows a sustained period of price reductions and freezes.Managing Director, Jim Dowdall told the Independent.ie: “Our commitment is to provide our customers with the best value and most innovative health and wellbeing benefits. We have a determined focus on managing our costs to keep our premiums at the lowest possible level.” “However, as a result of increases in claims costs, including those from public and private hospitals and also consultant charges, it is necessary to increase the premium charged to cover the rising cost of medical treatment for our customers”.The increase in health premiums does follow reductions last year for many policyholders.At the end of 2017, Vhi made the first in a series of price cuts in the sector and rivals Laya Healthcare and Irish Life Health were forced to respond with cuts of their own.Irish Life Health premiums set to increase by 3.3% was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 88 | New Things

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 88th Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, starts with host Matt Reese talking about some new things on the team, including the newest team member Kolt Buchenroth. Bart Johnson, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood join in alongside the two to talk the ongoing government shutdown, wintry weather, and other happenings.Guests include NCBA’s Sara Place and Allison Rivera, Ohio hop producer Dave Volkman, Holly Gates of Ag Credit of Ohio, and more. Tune in!last_img read more

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How to Maintain a Resourceful State In Difficult Conversations

first_imgYou cannot afford to be in anything less than your most resourceful state in difficult conversations with the people who work for you and with you. If you are in a foul mood, upset, or impatient, you can’t produce a positive outcome. Your attitude subtracts from your ability to achieve the outcome you need.If you are upset with someone’s performance or something they have or haven’t done, the time to speak with them isn’t while you are angry. Even without meaning to, your focus can easily shift from the outcome you need to the person. And when the person you are speaking to feels like they are being attacked personally, they become defensive. Worse still, you aren’t motivating better performance; you are demotivating the person. Instead of helping them produce better results you cause them to focus on the negative nature of your interaction.If you want to be effective in dealing with people and working through difficult conversations, you have to separate the outcome you need from your desire to give the person sitting in front of you a piece of your mind, teach them a lesson, light a fire underneath them, or whatever metaphor suits you.Here’s how to get back in state.Pause: Covey said all there is to say here. You have a choice to make in the gap between the stimulus and your response. That gap is where your power resides. Blowing over the gap disempowers you and eliminates choices. Take time to cool down before you engage in a difficult conversation.Determine Your Outcome: You may believe that it will give you great pleasure to read someone the riot act, but that probably isn’t the outcome you really need. It’s more likely that the outcome you need is a different result. The results probably require that the person you lead needs a changed belief and a changed behavior. What do you want to be the outcome of the conversation?How You Can Help: What are you going to do to help the person you are speaking with to do better in the future? What do they need to do? Can you be there to provide feedback? Can you encourage them? Can you provide additional resources? Remember, you have a responsibility to the relationship.Plan the Dialogue: When a conversation is important (actually, any time you are having a difficult conversation with someone you lead), invest ten minutes in writing down your outcome, writing down your talking points, and writing your plan to help the person succeed. A good plan can help ensure you get the real outcome you need.People are going to remember how you make them feel. Be sure you deliver the message in a way that adds to your relationship and ensures the person with whom you are unhappy can produce the outcome you need. That means having the conversation when you are best prepared to get those outcomes, not when you are in an unresourceful state. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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SEA Games: PH team stuns host Malaysia in women’s football

first_imgFlags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Letran Knights pull through for injured Ambohot View comments Read Next The Malditas will next face Vietnam on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at University of Malaya. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports 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 Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The squad, which even lost striker Eva Madarang to injury, thus boosted its chances for a medal as the tournament uses a single-round points system format. LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Football – Women’s Team: #MAS 1-2 #PHI #KL2017 #RisingTogether pic.twitter.com/XXladDeP14— Kuala Lumpur 2017 (@KL2017) August 15, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine women’s football team hacked out a 2-1 triumph over host Malaysia to start its Southeast Asian Games campaign late Tuesday night.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 shutoutPatricia Impenido and Camille Rodriguez scored for the Malditas to sandwich a Malaysia goal at UiTM Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Coach clamps down on volleyball team’s celebrity status

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ “We are here as athletes, not as celebrities,” said Vicente of his wards, who are sought-after celebrities back home.For one, Vicente collects smartphones of the players to force them to focus on the tournament. He also prohibited players from giving ambush interviews.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 shutout“We need the discipline and hard work,” said Vicente.The Nationals showed both and much more as they demolished host Malaysia, 25-18, 25-11, 25-16 Thursday. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Skipper Mika Reyes warns volleyball team against complacency LATEST STORIEScenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next National team head coach Francis Vicente. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—The big-name stars of women’s volleyball are just part of the entire Team Philippines here in the Southeast Asian Games.Or at least that’s what coach Francis Vicente wants to make sure of his star-studded squad, which features the likes of team captain Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Aby Marano and Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “Right now our morale is high but we also need consistency and the heart to win no matter what,” said Vicente.A win by the Philippines over Vietnam would put it on top spot in the group and avoid Thailand in the crossover semifinals. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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