Winter Storm Blankets Long Island, Snarls Traffic

first_imgMangano said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that public works employees began treating roadways at 5 a.m. in a preemptive strike to prevent black ice. He said more than 200 employees will be battling the storm, adding that the county had more than 100 assets, including plows and spreaders, out in the streets. The county also has on hand more than 13,000 tons of salt.Suffolk officials said the county had a fleet of more than 300 vehicles working on snow removal and spreading salt across county roads. The county has in stock between 16,000 to 18,000 tons of salt and sand, a county spokeswoman said.“The roads can be treacherous due to the snow accumulations as well as the freezing conditions,” she said. “We want people to be very careful as they’re traveling on the roads.”The county also announced that its bus system, Suffolk County Transit, will cease operations at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will start up again at 8 a.m. Wednesday.The cold is also expected to be a factor because of an arctic air mass that moved into the region. The arctic air mass, which breaks off and travels south, should send temperatures plunging into the teens. Forecasters also warned that strong sustained winds and gusts topping 35 mph could produce a wind chill of 10 degrees below zero.Tell us on Facebook: Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm barreling toward Long Island will drop up to 14 inches of snow on the region, the National Weather Service said. (Photo: Satellite image/National Weather Service)Get home early and stay indoors.That was the message relayed from both government and transportation officials to Long Islanders as a strong winter storm barreled into the area early Tuesday afternoon, wreaking havoc on major roadways and snarling traffic across the Island.As the storm was fast approaching, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone declared a state of emergency and urged drivers to stay off the roads.Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano asked residents to heed warnings from forecasters who were predicting “near blizzard like conditions” throughout the afternoon and evening.“This will make the evening commute treacherous,” Mangano said. “So we urge residents that can leave work a little early to do so and those that are already home to stay home.”New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Nassau and Suffolk and warned of a “one-two punch” of snow and bone-chilling cold. “I urge all those in the affected regions to exercise caution, and avoid travel if possible,” Cuomo said. “State resources are deployed to clear snow and help those impacted by the storm, but above all it is important that New Yorkers remain safe both during and after the storm.”A winter storm warning remains in effect for both counties until 6 a.m. Wednesday.The Upton-based National Weather Service at 4 p.m. Tuesday dropped its projected snowfall totals from 10 to 14 inches to 8 to 12.Forecasters also warned that the worst is yet to come.Tim Morrin, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the coastal storm will be at its “absolute worst” between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m.Light snowfall began falling Tuesday morning, but wasn’t a major factor during the morning commute.Things quickly changed around lunch time.The Long Island Rail Road, which was reporting minor weather-related delays on four of its branches, urged riders to leave work early because the storm arrived earlier than expected.Traffic on major roads moved at a snails pace due to snow quickly accumulating on roadways.The storm also forced Long Island MacArthur Airport to cancel all flights after 3:15 p.m.last_img read more

Women in leadership positions in credit unions – Let others hear your voice

first_imgAs a speaker and trainer and radio show host one of my most important tools I have is my voice.  When laryngitis set in and was followed by its cousin bronchitis I began to wonder how and if I would ever have my voice back again. It started me thinking about how we start our lives having our voices and for some reason we lose it. Why does that happen and how can we find our voice whether it’s speaking or writing or on social media.  Having a voice is what you say to the world and in this fast moving easily connected platform, you have to make sure what you say is important and worth hearing.So the question is why does anyone want to hear what you have to say? Your words are what makes others take notice.  They should be authentic and valuable and make others think. They should share your passion and your purpose and should make you think as well.  Your word is your bond and your voice shares that with the world.  Pretty powerful isn’t it?But it’s more than just the spoken word. It’s watching a person and seeing and feeling their excitement. It’s what they share with others. It’s what makes them stand out in a crowd of millions of others. It’s realizing what is important to you and really owning it. It’s about being authentic and intentional…something we talk about pretty often. It gives you the time and the reason to do what you love, for the reason you love with the people you love.Let’s steer this conversation towards women in leadership positions. What can you do as a leader to find this voice that is so crucial to have? You see your business voice is you brand and how you communicate it is what brings you more “listeners” in the form of clients, team members and peers.  Ready to get started but don’t know what that looks like? Here are just a few ideas:Do you know what your voice is? How do others hear you and how do your core values fit in? Your voice is your brand and it lets others know what you stand for and what you offer to others so be clear. Do you know what or who inspires you?  Think about those that draw you in and determine what it is and why it is. Do you have those same qualities and are you using them in the same way? If they inspire you, you want to do the same for others.Do you have the experience to share? Every step in your journey has given you lessons learned…both positive and negative.  That’s what makes you who you are and that’s what you can share with others. Use your voice in a way that let’s others know you’ve been there and done that and are here to share the results. Once you are able to answer these questions, it’s time to think about what makes you unique in the business world.  Remember those millions of others in your space? Let’s help you stand out. You have to combine your story, the reason why you do what you do and what kind of experience you want your clients to feel and walk away with. Let’s begin with the first step:Put Yourself in Their Shoes-More than anything, your clients and your team want to know that you understand them and their challenges. Asking them questions that give you their struggles in their words is like winning the lottery. Using this information you can provide them with the solutions that they need and want in their own words.  Can you see how powerful this can be?Be present-Whether you are speaking, writing, blogging or any other way to get your voice heard, make sure you are present. When you ask a question, check and see if there are responses and then it’s your turn to continue the conversation.  If you are meeting someone in person, don’t have your phone on or look around to see what else is going on. Being present shows you are interested and that continues a great experience. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. Don’t compare yourself to others.  Your purpose is to provide the experience…your experience, not someone else’s. As the saying goes “It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what you are doing.” If you provide someone else’s experience, why wouldn’t your clients just work with them? It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being authentic and that is your voice.Finally, you are more than enough. This word seems to be the common thread in many of our conversations.  Enough is enough with being enough. Letting your clients into your world of being you is what they really want.  Getting a peek behind the curtain is giving them a first-row seat to hear your voice. Not everyone is for everyone and that’s ok. People work with those they know, like and trust and they chose you. Your voice is the one they want to hear to help them change their life and share you with their friends.  Don’t let that negative chatter disguise the voice you were meant to share.It’s not about finding your voice.  It’s about giving yourself permission to use it. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Judy Hoberman Men and women sell, manage, recruit and supervise differently.  Judy Hoberman, creator of “Selling in a Skirt”, shares essential insights about gender differences and how to embrace and use those … Web: www.sellinginaskirt.com Detailslast_img read more

Hong Kong leader says financial hub cannot afford any more ‘chaos’

first_imgHong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday the city could not afford further “chaos” as it marked the first anniversary of the start of rolling mass pro-democracy protests.More than a million people flooded the streets a year ago to protest a bill by Lam’s government that would have allowed people to be extradited to mainland China, where courts are controlled by the Communist Party, for trial.Lam later withdrew the bill but the legislation triggered widespread concern that the central government in Beijing was stifling freedoms in the global financial hub, sparking months of anti-government protests. “All of us can see the difficulty we have been through in the past year, and due to such serious situations we have more problems to deal with,” Lam said during her weekly media conference, which coincided with the anniversary.”We need to learn from mistakes, I wish all lawmakers can learn from mistakes – that Hong Kong cannot bear such chaos.”After a relative lull in protests during the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrators have returned to the streets in recent weeks and more rallies are expected.Activists have called for people to gather at lunchtime and later on Thursday to mark the anniversary of last year’s mass rally. They have also announced plans to hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to launch a city-wide strike against national security laws proposed last month. Topics :center_img That legislation, which authorities insist will focus on “troublemakers” who pose a threat to national security, has ratcheted tensions higher. Lam cautioned against the activists’ plans to hold a strike referendum.”Over the past year, Hong Kongers and the world have been bearing witness to the deteriorating situation in Hong Kong, with Beijing tightening its grip over the city’s liberties, democracy activist Joshua Wong said in a Twitter feed.On Monday, a Chinese official suggested that the degree of autonomy that Hong Kong would have when the post-colonial agreement on its status runs out in 2047 could depend on how the city behaves until then.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer chief Raul Sanllehi flies back to London to complete double deal

first_img Coral BarryMonday 22 Jul 2019 3:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal transfer chief Raul Sanllehi flies back to London to complete double deal Sanllehi is back in the UK (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has flown back from America to London in a bid to get two transfer deals over the line, according to reports.The transfer chief was in America with the rest of the Arsenal squad, where Unai Emery and his players are preparing for the new campaign on a pre-season tour.The Mirror claim Sanllehi has returned to the UK with Arsenal closing in on a double signing.Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos and Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba are poised to join the club, and Arsenal will push ahead with plans to land Kieran Tierney.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal are closing in on signing Ceballos (Picture: Getty)Ceballos is expected to arrive on a loan deal, while Saliba will return to Saint-Etienne for the coming campaign once he becomes a Gunner.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe double signing will be a boost for Arsenal, as Emery has struggled to land his top targets.Emery has been handed just £45million to spend and Arsenal has struggled to meet the asking prices for players. Arsenal also want to sign Celtic defender Tierney (Picture: Getty)Asked about potential incomings, Emery played down fears the modest budget was hindering Arsenal’s progress this summer.‘Really I am with patience because we want to choose the best solution. Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility. We don’t want now to go to the second line of players,’ he said.‘We are waiting. We have very good players. We have very good young players.More: 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 Advertisement Arsenal are working with a modest transfer budget this summer (Picture: Getty)‘We are aware also that we need to improve some players in this squad but only, only I want to sign one, two, three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our team.‘There are a lot of names. The club is working, Edu is very close to me and Raul [Sanllehi]. We speak every day. Here we spoke with the Kroenke family.‘I want to send a message to all our supporters – we’re very happy to be here with a lot of Arsenal supporters and are very impressed – we are working and preparing and we want to make the best squad possible.‘Our ambition and motivation is with all the supporters.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more

Affordability gap driving unit sales

first_imgThe pool at Breeze apartments. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoA render of Breeze ApartmentsDirector Kim Pradella said the development was a perfect example of the new lifestyle opportunity attracting younger couples and families back to Brisbane’s inner south. “Riverside Precinct is actually our 18th project in the 4101 postcode,” he said. The living space inside one of the units at Breeze ApartmentsMr Pradella said the Breeze apartments were spacious and bright, featuring open plan designs, large balconies and stylish fixtures and fittings. “Outside, there is an amazing rooftop skygarden terrace with a 20-metre lap pool and landscaped entertaining areas suitable for residents of all ages,” he said.Census data shows the average age of a West End resident was 34 in 2016, with 2132 families calling the suburb home. center_img A kitchen at Breeze ApartmentsYoung couples and families are leading the surge in demand for new apartments in Brisbane’s inner ring, according to new research.Planning and advisory group Urbis has revealed the shift from traditional housing to apartment living was being driven by changing lifestyles and affordability, and it was opening up some of the city’s most expensive suburbs.The Urbis research noted the changing buyer demographic and the affordability gap between houses and apartments as key drivers in the West End market, in particular.“The median apartment price for West End in the December quarter was $523,000 compared with the median house price of $900,000,” Urbis property economics and research director Paul Riga said. “This creates a $377,000 affordability gap, so it’s understandable that demand for West End apartments has remained strong and young residents are making their presence felt.”But more recent data shows the affordability gap has widened even further. CoreLogic data shows the median house sales price in West End has hit $1.048 million. For a unit, the median sales price is $548,750.One development reaping the rewards is the Breeze Apartments, one part of Pradella’s wider 5.3ha masterplanned community. last_img read more

Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC

first_img 33 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Minister for Sports Hon. Justina Charles at this morning’s press conferenceSports Minister Justina Charles is congratulating West Indies Off Spinner Shane Shillingford for his re-instatement on the team.Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket.The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliot.Charles told a press conference at the Windsor Park Stadium’s conference room that Shane held a positive attitude after being reported for his bowling action last year.Charles noted the disappointment shared not only by Shane but the entire country as he underwent extensive training in Barbados.“When Shane was reported for his suspected illegal bowling action in November of 2010, he did not allow himself to be buried in his disappointed which we all shared. Instead he humbly and courageously accepted to undertake remedial action that would re-qualify him for international cricket. These are the qualities that should be emulated by many of our players if they are to succeed,” she said.She further encouraged sportsmen and women in Dominica to emulate this positive attitude which Shane exhibited towards their own sporting careers.“What is most important is that Shane has risen above the unfortunate situation, has embraced the opportunity for remedial work and has emerged victorious and has received clearance by the International Cricket Council to resume bowling at international level,” she said.The minister also encouraged Shane to remain committed to cricket as well as to continue making his country proud, and the general public to give him unwavering support as he continues in his cricket endeavors.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet LocalNewsSports Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC by: – June 9, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Gov’t, rebels clash in Igabras

first_imgAlso, he added, the 61IB received intelligence information that the NPA was planning to sabotage the operation of Century Peak Energy Corp. (CPEC) in Igbaras. Batara said his troops checked out the area after having been alerted by concerned civilians about armed men here. Batara said all of his men were unhurt. But he believed they may have wounded some rebels, noting trails of blood along the rebels’ escape path. Soldiers recovered an M16 armalite rifle, bullets, a magazine, a bandolier, an NPA flag, medical supplies, food packs, propaganda materials and personal items. The rebels fled after several minutes of firefight, according to Lieutenant Colonel Joel Benedict Batara, commanding officer of the 61IB.center_img ILOILO City – The Philippine Army and New People’s Army (NPA) exchanged fire in Barangay Corocuan, Igbaras, Iloilo on June 6. Troops of the 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) encountered some 10 rebels while on a combat operation around 2 p.m. “These terrorists were already declared persona non grata by the people of Igbaras because of their atrocities which hamper peace and development in the area,” said Batara./PNlast_img read more

Black bear sighting confirmed in southern Indiana

first_imgNew Albany, In. — Indiana Conservation officers have confirmed a black bear was hit on I-64 by a car near New Albany on Sunday evening.Based on information gathered at the scene officers say the bear wandered into the woods after being hit but was not found.“It’s unfortunate and unusual for a bear to be hit on an Indiana roadway,” said Brad Westrich, DNR mammalogist, “but bear sightings are nothing to be alarmed about. As bear populations expand in neighboring states, it’s only natural that they become more common here.”Black bears are rarely aggressive toward humans.If you see a black bear:— Enjoy it from a distance.— Never attempt to feed or attract bears.— Do not climb a tree.— Advertise your presence by shouting and waving your arms and backing slowly away.— Report bear sightings to the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife at 812-334-1137, through email at dfw@dnr.IN.gov, or wildlife.IN.gov/8497.htm.Most problems arise when bears associate food sources with humans. Do not feed bears. Doing so increases the likelihood of negative bear-human interactions. Unfortunately, a fed bear often becomes a dead bear due to increased aggressive behaviors associated with the loss of fear of humans—help keep wildlife wild.Bears can smell food from more than a mile away, so it’s important to secure food sources and discourage animals from associating humans and human dwellings with food. To reduce or eliminate the potential for bear-human conflicts, here are some tips:— DO remove bird feeders and bird food from late March through November.— DO clean and store grills away after use.— DO eliminate food attractants by placing garbage cans inside a garage or shed.— DO pick ripe fruits and vegetable ASAP, or place an electric fence around them, to ensure bear cannot reach them.— DON’T intentionally feed bears. Bears that become accustomed to finding food near your home may become “problem” bears.— DON’T leave pet food outside overnight.— DON’T add meat or sweets to a compost pile.— DON’T climb a tree, but wait in a vehicle or building for the bear to leave the area.More information on black bears is here.The DNR has no information on the vehicle accident. Officers with the New Albany Police Department investigated the vehicle accident.last_img read more

Everton boss Ancelotti targets Lazio striker

first_img Everton boss Ancelotti believes adding goals to his team would go some way to solving the issues following a disappointing campaign which saw them finish 12th – their lowest since the 2003-04 Premier League season. As well as Immobile, Everton are also targeting Jeremie Boga and Wilfried Zaha. Carlo Ancelotti wants financial backing from Everton in the summer transfer market Read Also: Video: Timo Werner first Chelsea training emerges online The club are set to revive their interest in Crystal Palace star Zaha after failing in their £70million bid to sign him last summer. Palace are said to be more open to offers now for the wantaway forward. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly targeting a move for Lazio’s prolific striker Ciro Immobile this summer. The Italian forward has enjoyed another sensational campaign in Serie A, scoring 34 times in 35 games this term. According to 90min, as reported by Goal, Ancelotti has told Everton’s hierarchy he will need backing in the market if he is to stay and has identified Immobile as a key target. Ancelotti is said to believe that rebuilding at Everton is a bigger job then he initially thought and is keen to bring in several new additions ahead of next season. Immobile, who is contracted at Lazio until 2023, would be a huge coup for Everton given his recent scoring record. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison were both the club’s top scorer in the Premier League this term with 15 but next behind them was Bernard, who managed just three.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

UWF Volleyball Downs Montevallo for 12th Consecutive Win

first_img Oct. 6, 2007 Box Score  MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Only hours after a hard fought exhausting win at West Alabama, the Argonaut Volleyball team took the court again, this time at the McChesney Center in Montevallo on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons from Montevallo came out smoking, and defeated UWF in game one by a 30-20 score. Montevallo had 21 kills in game one, but the Argos quickly regrouped and changed the momentum for the remainder of the match. UWF won the next three games by a 30-17, 30-14, and 30-22 score.The win moved the Argos to 21-2 on the season, and 6-0 in the conference. Five West Florida players ended up with double digit kills. Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) lead the offensive attack with 16 kills. Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla.) had 15 kills, and Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) added 13 kills. Freshmen Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla.) supplied the most efficient offense with 10 kills in 15 attempts, and no errors for an outstanding attack percentage of .667. Senior Danielle Spitzer (Birmingham, Ala.) also added 10 kills, along with two blocks. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) was responsible for spreading the offense around, as she ended the match with a season high 60 Assists.The Argos were outhit in game one by a .633 to .305 margin, but turned the table and outhit the Falcons .385 to .105 over the final three games. The Argo defense was lead by Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) with 20 digs, while Rapach and Wilhoite pitched in with 10 digs each. Carter surpassed Jessica Bragion, who played from 2002-2005, as the All-time UWF career Dig leader, as she now has 1,043 digs.The Argos return home this Tuesday evening to host conference opponent Valdosta State in a 6:00 pm match at the UWF Fieldhouse. The Blazers are 9-13 on the season, and fell to the Argos by a 3-0 score, at Valdosta, Ga., two weeks ago in the opening conference game for UWF. The Argonauts are now riding a 12 match win streak, only five away from the All-time best in UWF history. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball Downs Montevallo for 12th Consecutive Winlast_img read more