Winter Weather Advisory for Floyd, Mitchell, Mower counties until midnight

first_imgURGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service La Crosse WI1145 AM CST Mon Jan 14 2019…Icy Travel For Many Into This Evening….Areas of freezing drizzle, mixing with snow at times, will makefor hazardous travel through the evening commute. Local lawenforcement and state DOTs are already reporting icy stretchesalong highway 52 in Minnesota and parts of Interstates 90 and 94in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Secondary roads, sidewalks and otheruntreated surfaces will also quickly develop icy spots.Motorists should anticipate slippery travel through the afternoon.Assume roads will be icy…slow down and allow extra time to reachyour destination.IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-WIZ054-055-061-150145-/O.NEW.KARX.WW.Y.0002.190114T1800Z-190115T0600Z/Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Clayton-Crawford-Richland-Grant-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Prairie Du Chien,Richland Center, and Platteville1145 AM CST Mon Jan 14 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…* WHAT…Periods of freezing drizzle. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze expected.* WHERE…Portions of southwest Wisconsin and north central and northeast Iowa.* WHEN…Until midnight CST tonight.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rainwill cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow downand use caution while driving.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1.last_img read more

Friday May 22 Local Sports

first_imgCLASSIC SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:Saturday at 1:00 PM on AM-1300 KGLO — March 27, 2013 — Iowa men vs. Virginia in the NITMonday at 7:00 PM on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB — July 2013 — Clear Lake baseball vs. Waverly-Shell Rock, Class 3A district final BELMOND — Despite the go-ahead for summer sports from Governor Reynolds as well as the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union board, Belmond-Klemme’s school board on Thursday night voted unanimously to cancel the summer baseball and softball seasons due to coronavirus concerns. Some school board members expressed concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in the county and questioned whether there would be a fall sports season as well. Belmond-Klemme is part of the Top of Iowa Conference. Wright County officials on Thursday announced that proactive surveillance testing of employees of the county’s larger employers turned up over 50 more positive cases of COVID-19. AMES — Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard expects the football season to start as scheduled. The Cyclones open at home on September 5th against South Dakota.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 1Pollard says the big question right now is how many fans will be part of the season opener.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 2Pollard says as of right now they could have the stadium about half full.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Jpcovid – 3Pollard made his comments as part of the Cyclone Virtual Tailgate Tour.center_img IOWA CITY — With campus facilities closed Iowa football players have been searching for fields to get in some workouts. It has not been easy. Most of the facilities in Johnson County have been shut down. Senior defensive end Chauncey Golston has been kicked off of several fields.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 1Golston says they have tried several different facilities.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 2Senior Ihmir Smith-Marsette and other receivers have found space to work with new starting quarterback Spencer Petras (peet-ris).KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 3Smith-Marsette says they are running routes out of the playbook.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 4Senior defensive lineman Austin Schulte has been working out at his home in Pella.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 5Schulte has transformed his family garage into a weight room.KGLO News · 5 – 22 – Iafb – 6Iowa is scheduled to open the football season September 5th against Northern Iowalast_img read more

Missing Boater, Peter Cook, Faced Trial in South Carolina on Drug, Weapons Charges

first_imgCould father and son boaters have deliberately vanished off the coast of Florida? Peter Cook was facing drug and weapons charges in South Carolina when he disappeared on a boat along with his father and four dogs, after they departed Panama City headed for Vero Beach.The defense attorney for Cook, 56, of South Carolina, said his client is presumed dead, and had no reason to fake his death by disappearing in a newly purchased boat.Peter Cook bought the boat in late January, said Miller Marina general manager Mandy Warren. On the same day in South Carolina, an order modifying Cook’s bond conditions was filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court. The Berkeley County State Solicitor’s Office said it would not comment on ongoing trials.The U.S. Coast Guard Feb. 26 suspended its search for Peter and his father Gerald Cook, 81, of Vero Beach.The search began Feb. 19 after a family member contacted the agency saying the pair had not returned from Panama City with Peter’s newly-bought boat by their scheduled arrival date of Feb. 18.Coast Guard officials said they found no traces of the Cooks, their 52-foot vessel or their four dogs along their intended course from Panama City south through the Gulf and east on the Okeechobee Waterway then north to Vero Beach.Elisabeth Cook, 82, of Vero Beach, said her husband and son departed from Miller Marina in Panama City Feb. 13, and made an unexpected stop in Port St. Joe later that day.She said Gerald called to tell her they’d stopped roughly 40 miles south of Panama City, but didn’t tell her the reason for the unscheduled pause in their planned five-day-voyage.The only marina in Port St. Joe, and the only marina between Mexico Beach and Apalachicola capable of docking a boat that large, Captain’s Cove, said there were no records or sightings of the Cooks or their boat on Feb. 13.last_img read more

Golf Express launches in Staffordshire

first_img Golf Express – a campaign to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time – has been launched in Staffordshire.This campaign, which has been welcomed by Ryder Cup hero Justin Rose, recognises the pace of modern life and offers 9-hole formats that most golfers can conveniently fit into a busy schedule.Golf Express has been backed by 19 clubs across the county, offering 9-hole green fees and a loyalty card to encourage golfers to play more often: if they play five rounds, they get the sixth free.Twelve of the clubs are also offering golfers the opportunity to play in weekly, after-work roll-ups. These are open to non-members, a handicap is not essential and players will be paired up with other golfers for the fun competitions.England’s Justin Rose – the world number six – described Golf Express as: “A great way to play all the game in half the time.”Golf Express is part of an England Golf project which is trialling innovative ways of increasing golf club membership and participation in the sport. It recognises that most people’s leisure time is reducing and for many it can be as little as two hours a day.Research from Syngenta, the golf course turfcare specialist, shows that 31% of golfers are leaving the game because it takes too long to play and a 9-hole option would encourage then to play more often.David Joy, the Chief Executive of England Golf, commented: “We hope this new initiative will encourage more people to play more often because it makes golf more attractive and convenient for today’s lifestyles”.The clubs involved in Golf Express are: Bloxwich, Branston, Calderfields, Darnford Moor, Dartmouth, Druids Heath, Izaak Walton, Lakeside, Lichfield, Mark Butler Golf Academy, Newcastle, Onneley, Oxley Park, Stafford Castle, Stone, The Chase, Trentham Park, 3 Hammers and UttoxeterTo find out more visit call 0800 118 2766Share the conversation on Twitter: #golfexpress 11 May 2015 Golf Express launches in Staffordshire last_img read more

Essential Workers Share What Keeps Them Coming To Work

first_imgNew to the role, Johnsonhas been asked to take onmore than most employeesduring their first year onthe job. When asked if shestill wanted to continue topursue nursing, she did nothesitate in her response.“Even though these timesare so hard, I’ve never seenthis kind of teamwork. It’s adifferent set of stakes. You’retalking about people’s lives.Everybody is just trying todo the best they can for theirpatients,” she said. In addition to filling medication requests, Stryker explained that his staff also plays a vital role in providing information. He reports pharmacy staff spend a large portion of each day fielding questions from the community. In Atlantic Highlands, Richard P. Stryker and Scott Eagleton have kept Bayshore Pharmacy open seven days a week, delivering medication right to their customers’ homes. Stryker’s father, Richard C. Stryker, opened the pharmacy in 1964, and the family has served the community for over 50 years. Their newest store, Middletown Family Pharmacy in Belford, remains open as well for curbside pickup. “The best thing I’ve seen throughout this event is, without a doubt, people helping people. At the end of the day, it’ll be the regular people who help everyone make it through this.” “The neighborhood reallyrelies on us. Someone has tobe here. I’d rather it be methan someone else and mypartner is the same way,” heexplained. “At least, with the stormswe lost power, but we knewthey were working to get thatback. Everyone was going tobe OK.” He added that in thissituation, though the lightsare on, everyone is still atrisk. “That’s the terrifyingpart of it. It’s the part thatmakes us nervous.” Pulling off the parkway on a Friday night, the gas station is one of the few businesses with the lights on, though there are no other cars at the pump. Inside, three workers stood a moderate distance apart, with no masks. Thanking them for being able to provide me gas between shifts, I asked if they were scared. They said yes. They told me they know they need to stay open, but they are worried, considered essential when most people are under a strict stay-at-home order from Gov. Phil Murphy because of the COVID-19 outbreak. “The reason we’re staying open is first and foremost we’re part of the community,” he said. “As long as we’re helping the community, we’ll stay open.” Bain proudly explained that he views his store as “neighbors serving neighbors.” “We’re all in the same community, and we have to take care of each other, and that’s what do,” he said. Jamie Jablonowski, BSN, RN, CIC is a registered nurse and public health professional living in Sea Bright She added, “What scares me the most is seeing doctors and nurses terrified to go to work. They see illness and death on a regular basis and aren’t easily frightened.” While health care workers tend to the sick, other essential businesses help keep the community navigating through a new way of life. Frank Bain, owner of Bain’s Hardware Store in Sea Bright has been in business for 25 years. “Nobody alive has ever seen anything like this,” he said. When asked about the distance she needed to travel and the risk involved, she said, “I’m doing this because it needs to be done. Some people can help by just staying home. I can help by going where I’m needed. Simple as that.” Tiffany Johnson of Monmouth Beach is a student at Brookdale Community College, completing prerequisites for nursing school. Four months ago, she decided to take a role as a unit secretary on a fast-paced medical-surgical floor in a hospital. She echoed similar reports of limited personal protective equipment (PPE) and resources as the hospital census of coronavirus patients grows. Bain’s Hardware Store provides everything from plumbing and painting supplies to much sought after puzzles. His store also serves as the village post office. While many are staying in, essential workers head out each day, facing not only the coronavirus but the responsibility of providing services to a community that is now dependent on their presence more than ever. As the daily reports of illness and fatalities continue to grow, what keeps essential workers showing up? Several men and women who have been working since the beginning of the pandemic share their answers: Lauren Fonseca, a registered nurse from Oceanport, is currently working at a testing site in New York. Each week, she takes multiple trains to Long Island. This week she worked several back-to-back shifts, but didn’t forget to pick up toilet paper for her family before making the trek back home. Stryker views his role as making sure his patients are as comfortable as possible. He explained his team works hard to make sure their customers have refills of their medications available. “It relieves stress when they know they are going to get what they need,” he said. Tiffany Johnson donned PPE she is required to wear fo the entirety of her 16-hour shift. Richard P. Stryker said the pandemic draws some parallels to the large storms the community has experienced in the past such as SuperStorm Sandy, but that this situation feels more precarious. While all those interviewed shared similar sentiments of teamwork and community, Fonseca summarized it best. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jamie Jablonowski “I can’t stay on the sidelines,” said Johnson. “Although it’s scary, there’s nothing like being able to help people that are in need of it. It feels good to be doing something positive in a time where there’s so much uncertainty.” last_img read more

PNG misses out on gold medal play off in men’s volleyball

first_imgWallis and Futuna regrouped, beefed up attack on blocking, spiking and ball placement to win the fourth set 25-19 and qualify for the gold play off. They were defeated by gold medal holders Wallis and Futuna 3-1 today. The visitors also took out the second set in a close encounter 25-21. PNG fought back hard with a home crowd of over 2 000 people cheering them on to take out the third set 25-16 forcing the match into a fourth set. In the women’s finals, PNG will take on New Caledonia in the bronze play off and American Samoa will play Tahiti for gold. They now take on New Caledonia in the gold medal play off on Saturday while PNG will play Tahiti for bronze. Wallis and Futuna were too strong winning the first set 25-20. last_img read more

Phoenix blows lead, outlasts Ginebra in double OT

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix held on to outlast Barangay Ginebra, 103-98, in double overtime in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters improved to 3-2 to get to the fourth spot while sending the Gin Kings to their third loss in four games.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations With Phoenix protecting a precarious one-point lead, Justin Chua hit a high-arching one-hander over Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar for a 101-98 cushion with 41 seconds left.Scottie Thompson and LA Tenorio, two of league’s premier guards, made back-to-back turnovers off errant passes intended for Joe Devance midway through the second overtime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We needed that game and that was a big game for us,” said Phoenix head coach Louie Alas. “I told them that if we don’t do a better job at toughness, especially on our mental toughness, we won’t get anything from this game.”Japeth Aguilar sent he game to overtime after hitting a 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left in regulation but he made crucial blunders in the two extra periods. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ginebra’s lanky power forward missed an open layup with five seconds left that would’ve won the game in the first overtime. He also failed to secure a rebound that led to Chua’s big basket before air-balling a shot in the ensuing play that would’ve trimmed the deficit to one.The Fuel Masters blew a 46-30 lead after they allowed the Gin Kings to go on a 32-18 scoring outburst in the third quarter.Eugene Phelps, who momentarily replaced the injured James White, led Phoenix with 25 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists despite dealing with cramps while Jeff Chan put up 22 points on 5-of-11 shooting from deep.Matthew Wright struggled in the first three quarters but picked his game up late to finish with 19 points, 11 coming in the fourth and overtime periods, and 10 boards.Aguilar finished with 25 points to lead Ginebra’s scorers while Charles Garcia had a 19-point, 18-rebound double-double before fouling out in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Nambatac pays homage to Dragon Ball Z with custom kickslast_img read more

Cops recover several cars during another chop shop raid

first_imgAs Police continue to make stringent efforts to put a dent in the carjacking ring, which has been attacking and robbing persons of their motor cars since last year, six more persons have been arrested.According to A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Police, several cars and canter trucks were on Monday night seized at Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.One of the cars found during the Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway raidAdditionally, about 03:00h, investigators swooped down on a workshop in Yarrowkabra, where two motor cars, along with a canter truck loaded with the shell of a silver Toyota Spacio vehicle and a quantity of vehicle parts, were found.The truck is reportedly registered to a Barr Street, Kitty resident and all of the items are believed to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained. The items were seized and lodged.The registration number found on the truck has been reportedly written off by an insurance company.Meanwhile, on Sunday last, Police were able to recover the front of two silver Allion motor cars in an empty lot at Swan, Linden-Soesdyke Highway.The vehicles were reportedly cut in half and completely stripped without their chassis number.Moreover, the Police also recovered a crashed gold Spacio motor car without its licence plate and chassis number in the same lot.Additionally, on Saturday last, Police in A Division received information and swooped down on a Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu property where a search conducted saw a quantity of vehicle parts and several vehicles suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained being discovered.Five persons – an ex-policeman and four females – have since been taken into custody and have been said to be assisting with the investigation.Ranks of the Force’s Major Crimes Unit also arrested a couple at their Vryheid’s Lust North, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home after a quantity of Allion, Premio and Spacio parts with engraved numbers were found on their premises.As of December 2017, more than 30 vehicles were reported stolen to the Police over a seven-month period, including five Toyota Allion motor cars, 12 Toyota Premios, three Carina 212s and one Toyota Spacio.last_img read more

Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton: Lukaku and Mirallas fire Blues into last-32

first_imgRomelu Lukaku’s first European goal of the season and Kevin Mirallas’ precise finish cemented Everton’s position at the top of Group H, after a 2-0 win against Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.The hosts were left to rue some wasteful finishing in a largely dominant display, but Lukaku’s composed strike gave the Toffees the lead ahead of the break.And after a barrage of attacks from the home side – which included two goals ruled out for offside – Everton’s clinical counter-attack secured their victory as Mirallas wrapped up all three points with a neat finish 15 minutes from time.The fate of Roberto Martinez’s side was already decided prior to kick-off, following the draw between Lille and Krasnodar, but the result means the Blues will progress into the knockout stage as group winners.The German side started well with Ivan Perisic involved in two early chances. The Croatian midfielder narrowly missed Nicklas Bendtner in the six yard area with a drilled cross, before heading a difficult opportunity over the bar inside the opening five minutes.Wolfsburg’s form has seen them soar to second in the Bundesliga after a run of just one defeat in their previous seven league games, and it showed as Kevin de Bruyne neatly dissected the Toffees defence although the lively Perisic was unable to beat the on-rushing Tim Howard.Yet, despite the early pressure, it was the visitors who came closest to the first goal when Sylvain Distin headed Luke Garbett’s corner against the crossbar.But Wolfsburg responded immediately as Aaron Hunt’s thunderous attempt brought the best out of Howard, who clawed the ball away with an acrobatic save.Everton were then let off the hook after the referee’s assistant wrongly ruled out Perisic’s close range finish for offside.It was proving to be a much tougher task for Roberto Martinez’s men, who cruised to a 4-1 win in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park, and it was only for a superb block from Phil Jagielka which prevented De Bruyne’s shot from opening the scoring.But it was 23-year-old’s fellow Belgium international Lukaku who broke the deadlock, calmly slotting home his sixth goal of the season two minutes before the interval.Lukaku combined well with Mirallas, who cleverly flicked on Leon Osman’s searching past, before the 21-year-old showed power, skill and precision – shrugging off Bernard Malanda-Adje with ease before guiding the ball past Diego Benaglio.De Bruyne showed his skill and flair during a period of intense pressure from Wolfsburg after the restart, twisting and turning his way past Distin and Garbutt before striking against the legs of Howard.And the officials revoked another Wolfsburg goal from the resulting corner when Bendtner’s header was ruled out after the Danish international strayed into an offside position.Everton should have doubled their lead when Aiden McGeady was presented with a simple chance from eight yards out, but the winger could only spoon the ball wide of the mark after Benaglio had saved Lukaku’s low strike.The chances kept on coming for the home side but Howard was equal to De Bruyne’s ambitious attempt, before Naldo unconvincingly hammered the ball over the bar from a corner.And Wolfsburg were soon to rue their wasteful finishing when Mirallas raced through secure a 2-0 lead.Lukaku turned provider with a superb assist, guiding the ball through a disjointed Wolfsburg defence, before Mirallas fired the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.The Bundesliga outfit responded immediately after the goal as veteran striker Ivica Olic headed agonisingly wide, before Disitn’s timely intervention cut out Daniel Caligiuri’s low cross.And Ross Barkley almost added some gloss to the scoreline for the Blues, but his rasping strike was ruled out for offside. Romelu Lukaku scores for Everton 1last_img read more

FIFA thrown into fresh controversy as senior figure is ‘put on leave’

first_img1 Jerome Valcke FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man, has been suspended by the organisation pending an investigation into allegations he was implicated in a World Cup tickets scheme.Emails and documents seen by the Press Association Sport suggest Valcke was aware that a Swiss marketing company were selling off World Cup and Confederation Cup tickets for almost five times their face value.FIFA said in a statement: “FIFA today announced that its secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties effective immediately until further notice. Further, FIFA has been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee.”The emails and documents show Valcke signed off contracts with Swiss firm JB Sports Marketing AG for category one tickets for a number of matches.In April 2013, JB’s consultant Benny Alon said in an email to Valcke’s personal email address that some tickets had been sold for up to five times the face value. But it was not until months later, in December of that year, that the contract was terminated.Alon claims he sent an email to Valcke in April 2013 detailing how much was being made on each ticket – the biggest mark-up being 50 tickets for a second-round match in Sao Paulo with a face value of 230 US dollars being sold for 1,300 US dollars each.Alon says in the email: “we made US$114,000 each on Germany”.It is understood Valcke strenuously denies asking for or receiving any money for the deal with JB. It is also understood that Valcke insists FIFA terminated the agreement with JB once they realised Alon was selling tickets for the 2014 World Cup above face value. There is no explanation however at the delay in any action taking place.Alon has claimed that his company sold the tickets on the open market not the black market, with transportation to the venue or a pre-match meal being used to justify the extra cost.That practice however clashed with FIFA’s official hospitality partners MATCH and contravened Brazilian law, and Valcke told JB the contract had to be signed with MATCH instead. An email from Valcke warns that otherwise they may be committing a criminal offence.The email to Alon in December 2013: “You, we, have no choice. Otherwise the deal will be canceled by Fifa or we all face as individuals criminal offense. It is not a joke. It is very serious.“So avoid too many advice. Just do it if I may say using a slogan from one company involved. All is clear and has to be finalized now. Thanks. Jerome.”Alon also told Press Association Sport he sold tickets to the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg – the higher price there being justified by having a golf match included as part of the deal.Valcke has been FIFA’s secretary general, and outgoing president Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man, since 2007. Before that he had a spell at FIFA’s marketing director between 2003 and 2006, but left the organisation following a sponsorship negotiations with Visa and Mastercard that ended up in the US Courts – only to return to FIFA eight months later.last_img read more