Batten down the hatches, Hurricane Laura may be headed our way

first_imgHeavy rain, gusty winds, and isolated tornadoes may be possible as the storm makes its way on land. Winds of 50 mph could bring down trees and 3-7 inches of rain could fall in isolated areas, causing flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center says. Emergency managers recommend having batteries and candles available as well as dry goods or an alternative way to cook (like a grill.) It’s also a wise idea to have drinking water available for the people and animals in your home and additional water for keeping clean. Additionally, it’s important to remember that it is never safe to drive through running water, as even water that appears shallow or slow moving has the potential to overcome a vehicle. “Through Saturday, Laura is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches across the mid-Mississippi Valley and portions of the Tennessee and Lower Ohio Valley, the central Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic States,” the National Hurricane Center said.center_img Hurricane Laura came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane in Cameron, Louisiana at 2 a.m. Thursday with wind gusts up to 130 mph and a storm surge over nine feet. It was the strongest hurricane to hit southwestern Louisiana in recorded history. Meteorologists are warning states throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic that Hurricane Laura (now Tropical Storm Laura) will take a probable path through parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia on Friday and into Saturday and Saturday night. last_img read more

Words of praise from the governor

first_img Words of praise from the governor This special message from Gov. Jeb Bush to Bar President Miles McGrane was delivered by Frank Brogan, former lieutenant governor and president of Florida Atlantic University, during his speech at the General Assembly at the Bar Annual Meeting:Dear Miles:Congratulations on your swearing-in as president of The Florida Bar. Your achievement is recognition of the many years of service that you have provided to the legal community and the public in promoting a fair and accessible system of justice.Since the start of your career in 1975, you have sought to serve the state of Florida both in private practice and public service.In addition to leadership positions at the American Board of Trial Advocates and The Florida Bar, you have taught young minds how to practice law in a truthful, fair manner as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami law school.Awards, such as the distinguished alumni award of Broward Community College, the same of the Florida Atlantic University, and the leadership award from Legal Services of Greater Miami, confirm that you have touched many lives in a positive way.Your career has been long and distinguished, and now you have been elected to a position that gives you the ability to do so much for the legal community in the state of Florida. I look forward to working with you toward our mutual goal of preserving the independent judiciary that earns the trust and respect of the people of Florida every day.. . Best wishes for a successful term.Gov. Jeb Bush July 15, 2003 Regular News Words of praise from the governorlast_img read more

Changing lives, 5 seconds at a time

first_imgMel Robbins is a dynamic CNN legal analyst, an entrepreneur, a sought-after personal development speaker whose message has changed (and even saved) lives, and a take-charge mother of three with a successful marriage.She’ll be the first to tell you it wasn’t always that way.In the wake of the financial crisis, Robbins had lost her job and her husband’s business was on the ropes—putting immense pressure on the family financially and pushing Robbins to the brink emotionally.She argued too much with her husband, snapped at her kids, drank too much, and did little to get back on her feet professionally.“It felt like everything I had worked toward was disappearing before my eyes and all my hopes and dreams had evaporated,” she says. “I was in a hole, and I had no idea how to get the courage or the confidence to get myself out of it.”The epiphany came one evening when Robbins watched a TV commercial that featured a countdown to a rocket launch. She committed on the spot to breaking the bad habit of maxing out her snooze button and taking the first step toward regaining control of her life. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Politics led to the deaths in Benghazi

first_imgAfter the attack, both Obama and Mrs. Clinton both blamed a video that little to no one had seen, when in fact the night of the attack Mrs. Clinton emailed her daughter and told her Al-Qaida had attacked our embassy.In Niger, the soldiers were on patrol in a dangerous area. There were no requests for more security. They knew there was a chance of armed conflict and they were armed. No one from the Trump administration has tried to blame a video or make any other excuse.I know as an informed reader it’s fun to watch the Democrats try to blame President Trump for what happened in Niger. Unfortunately, there’s no comparison. Obama and Mrs. Clinton were never found to be responsible for Benghazi. I believe they just ignored the requests for added security, and once the attack occurred, they denied any culpability because Obama’s re-election would be hurt if the truth ever came out.The fact is, politics led to the death of the four Americans in Benghazi and four brave Americans lost their lives. In Niger, four brave Americans lost their lives, period.Dave EdwardsHalfmoonMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Re Oct. 31 letter, “Politics has no place in Benghazi, Niger”: The only thing that the attack in Benghazi and the attack in Niger have in common is both were carried out by Muslims and, in both cases, four Americans were killed.As Mr. Gary Guido stated, attacks happen and unfortunately people will be killed.The attack in Benghazi occurred just a week or two after the Democratic convention in 2012, at which Obama proclaimed that al-Qaida is on the run.In addition, the ambassador had requested on multiple occasions increased security. Somehow the person responsible, Mrs. Clinton, never saw the requests. How could they need more security after the president had declared Al-Qaida basically destroyed? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Arsenal submit new £25m offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney

first_imgArsenal submit new £25m offer for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney Arsenal have made a new move for Kieran Tierney (Getty Images)Arsenal have increased their offer to £25 million for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to reports.The Gunners have already had a £15m bid rejected by the Scottish champions earlier this summer.But Unai Emery’s side have now returned with an improved bid for one of their priority targets.According to The Sun, Celtic sources have said that Tierney’s move to Arsenal this summer is now ‘inevitable’.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 12:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link192Shares Tierney’s £25m deal would be the biggest in Scottish football (Getty Images)The transfer at £25m would be the biggest in the history of Scottish football.But Tierney’s introduction at Arsenal could be hampered after he continues to recover from a double hernia operation.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s still injured,’ Celtic boss Neil Lennon said earlier this week.‘He is rehabbing. He had the double hernia, and he still has the osteitis pubis problem, so it’s a slow burner.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Robert Green spots error Bernd Leno made for Liverpool’s first goal against Arsenal

first_imgRobert Green spots error Bernd Leno made for Liverpool’s first goal against Arsenal Comment Sadio Mane scored Liverpool’s equaliser against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘That’s the fine margins, that’s how close it is. I think from there as a goalkeeper he thinks I’m only going to make a block there anyway so I’m trying to make myself as big as possible and trust his feet a bit more maybe if it’s a low shot. So if he’s got his hands up higher and closer together, maybe he would have bought himself a bit more time to get his hands to the ball.’Leno regained his position as Mikel Arteta’s No.1 after the Arsenal manager sanctioned the decision to sell Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa earlier this month. The Argentine had deputised superbly for the former Bayer Leverkusen star last season, playing a pivotal role in the FA Cup and Community Shield successes, but Green felt it was inevitable Leno would win his place back once he regained fitness. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think Leno was always going to come back and play they put a lot of trust in him the manager likes how he plays from the back he’s positive in coming for the ball and positive in the a lot of the stuff he does,’ he added.‘Everyone is going to make mistakes in goal it happens it’s a tough one that because he’s made the save. ‘With Martinez it was £15million they were never going to get six months before, he hadn’t played many games for Arsenal and then all of a sudden he covered himself in glory and it was fantastic but it was an opportunity to sell one to bring one or two others in where they need it more.’ Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Arteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:14FullscreenArteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by Liverpool is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Chelsea summer signing Thiago Silva takes pop at former PSG and Arsenal manager Unai EmeryMORE: Lee Dixon sends transfer message to Arsenal and sets realistic target after Liverpool defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Bernd Leno was at fault for Liverpool’s opening goal against Arsenal (Picture: Sky Sports)Former England and Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Green believes Bern Leno made a basic technical error in the build-up to Liverpool’s equalising goal against Arsenal last night. The visitors to Anfield had taken an extremely fortuitous lead through Alexandre Lacazette, but their advantage was almost immediately wiped out by Sadio Mane who pounced from close range after Leno was only able to parry Mohamed Salah’s close range blast.On closer inspection, however, Green noted how the Germany international’s hand position prevented him from being able to push the ball to safety and help maintain his side’s precarious lead. AdvertisementAdvertisementHe told Sky Sports: ‘There was something not quite right with it, the strike from Salah when it’s not a strong parry and he doesn’t get the ball out far enough if you look where his arms are they are down almost by his ankles and certainly behind his knees. ADVERTISEMENT‘The difficulty with that is when the shot comes from such close proximity to the goal the distance his hands have to move to save the ball, compared to holding them up in front of his body in a catching position, is that he has to move so far that his left hand is always trailing. He just doesn’t get across in time to make the parry and it slips through his hands rather than getting two strong hands to the ball. last_img read more

Besser Museum had soft opening to welcome visitors

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Staff at the Besser Museum were excited to finally welcome their first guests since closing their doors on March 13th.Since closing their doors due to COVID–19, the Besser Museum staff has been anticipating the day they would reopen.That seemed to be the same sentiment for many visitors as the foot traffic was steady today.Executive Director, Christine Witulski said the hardest part of being closed was not having life in the museum.Witulski also said in addition to missing the guests, they also missed the field trip season where approximately 2,000 students come in.Once the announcement was made that the museum was reopening,  a grandmother and her grandson were already prepared for their visit.Another couple who visited from Ogemaw County love coming to see the older exhibits but they also enjoy some of the additional perks when visiting.Witulski said the planetarium will not reopen until July 6th but there will be new exhibits that will be going on through October.For more information on booking your visit, you can go to bessermuseum or call 989–356–2202.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Missing Atlanta boy has been found deceasedNext Protesters march down Chisholm street to fight against hatelast_img read more

New Wright County business will process chicken manure

first_imgCLARION — Plans for a new agri-business facility have been announced in north-central Iowa.Cindy Litwiller is the Wright County Economic Development Director and says a company called “ReNewtrient One” plans to build a $25 million plant 10 miles southeast of Clarion. “Their plan is to take raw poultry litter, or chicken manure, and convert it into an organic fertilizer,” Litwiller says. “Through their process, they will have three different byproducts of their process.”The company plans to source its raw material from nearby egg-laying facilities. Officials say one of the side benefits will be to cut down on pesky flies in the county.  “It will help eliminate the storage you see sometimes out in the fields with chicken manure waiting to be spread on farmland for fertilizer,” she says.The plant will hire nine full-time employees. Ground breaking for the facility will be held later this month with completion expected by late this year or in early 2020.last_img read more

Woman Crashes Stolen Ambulance into Police Car in Fort Pierce

first_imgA 29-year-old woman is behind bars for allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing into a police car, according to Fort Pierce Police.Amber Lynn Sills faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, aggravating fleeing/eluding police with injury or damage, and grand theft of a motor vehicle.Police responded to the Park Terrace Apartments at 601 Avenue B on Wednesday morning, following reports that someone had stolen an ambulance while paramedics were transporting a patient from the building’s top floor. An officer then spotted the ambulance heading south on Georgia Avenue and South U.S. 1, and proceeded to follow it with emergency lights on.Sills refused to stop, turned left onto Virginia Avenue, and began driving erratically in and out of traffic while heading west, police say.Officers continued to follow as Sills ran through several red lights.She then crashed into an officer’s marked patrol vehicle at about 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of Royal Palm Drive and South 19th Street.As officers were approaching the ambulance, Sills continued accelerating and pushing into the officer’s vehicle.They pulled her out of the ambulance and placed her on the ground with no further incident. There were no injuries.last_img read more

Hokies look to keep road success going at Pitt

first_imgNorth Carolina’s Ryan Switzer (3) is tackled by Virginia Tech’s Detrick Bonner (8) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Virginia Tech won 34-17. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – There’s a somewhat troubling common thread for Virginia Tech in its two most impressive victories of the season: both came on the road, away from the 60,000 screaming Hokies fans that fill Lane Stadium.The Hokies (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) credit an enhanced focus away from home with helping produce a 35-21 victory at No. 8 Ohio State on Sept. 8, and a 34-17 win last weekend at North Carolina.They need to find that formula again on Thursday night when they face a longtime nemesis, the Pitt Panthers. Pittsburgh (3-3, 1-1) has won four of the last five meetings, and three straight at home.Free safety Detrick Bonner hopes the Hokies have figured out why.“I feel like we play to our opponents at home,” the senior said. “And I guess we seem a little complacent and very comfortable. … When we travel, I feel like the energy steps up a lot. We play a lot more aggressive and just the team comes together being at other peoples’ stadiums, relying on each other.”Cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett agrees, and said in what most view as a wide open Coastal Division race, the Hokies’ older players need to make sure the younger ones understand the opportunities at hand.“We’ve just got to keep rallying the guys and making sure they don’t get complacent (any) longer or get comfortable,” Jarrett said. “We’ve got to keep pushing them throughout the rest of the season.”The Panthers have lost three straight after a 3-0 start. Like the Hokies, they are coming off an off weekend, and Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst said not letting them wallow in the negativity of losing was a goal the past week.“You’ve got to be careful,” he said. “There are some things that are good that we’re doing. You’ve got to make sure the guys recognize that and see that. You’ve also got to point out the things that are within your control that you can get better at. You’ve got to have a reason why we think we can get better. Otherwise it’s just hope, and hope is not a method.”Virginia Tech ended a four-game losing streak in the series with a 19-9 victory at Lane Stadium last season, giving coach Frank Beamer an 8-5 record in the series that dates back to when both were members of the Big East. Understanding what the Panthers represent, and always have, will be key for the Hokies, he said, especially if they fancy themselves as legitimate contenders for the Coastal Division title.“When you get to be a good football team and get a chance to win championships is when it really doesn’t make any difference what day it is, what time it is, what team it is,” he said. “… And I think that’s been true over the years. Not be an up and down football team and if you’ve got good enough players, you’ve got a chance to win championships.”That championship opportunity is first and foremost in quarterback Michael Brewer’s mind, and he thinks the two road victories show that how the Hokies start is critical to the outcome they can expect.They led 21-7 at halftime at Ohio State, and 24-3 last weekend at halftime at North Carolina.“We’ve got to show up and get off to a good start, just like we did at North Carolina, and protect the ball and find a way to put points on the board,” Brewer said. “If we do that, we’ll be fine.”The game is a homecoming of sorts for Jarrett, although his Tannersville, Pennsylvania, home is nearly 300 miles from Pittsburgh. Jarrett arrived at Virginia Tech a year after they won their last ACC title, in 2010, and said playing in front of some family and friends will be nice, but secondary to winning.“Every game from here on out is a championship game and that’s the way we have to approach it,” the three-year starter said. “Like I said before, just getting the ‘W’ is what’s most important.”___AP Sports Writer Will Graves in Pittsburgh contributed to this report.___Follow Hank on twitter at: read more