The Great Outdoors Jam, to be hosted at the Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, FL this June 30 – July 3, has announced its first wave of artists spearheaded by Baltimore psychedelic funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Buffalo jam band Aqeuous and jamtronica stars Broccoli Samurai.Additional first wave artists include Come Back Alice, Holey Miss Moley, Aliver Hall, Displace, The Juanjamon Band, Copious Jones, Ajeva, Tweed, Russ Bowers Isn’t Dead Yet, Voodoo Visionary, Este Loves, Justino And The Difference, Boxcar Hollow, and Lucidea, with more artists announcements to come.Super Early Bird tickets will go on sale Monday, March 14 at the Great Outdoors Jam’s festival website page, found here.
Mangano 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.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted criticism by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will have no impact on his side’s quest for Champions League football, which continues at Chelsea. Following the Gunners’ 1-0 win at QPR on Saturday, which followed on from Spurs victory over Southampton, goalkeeper Szczesny claimed their bitter rivals “do not have enough quality” to finish ahead of them. “He is entitled to his opinion. It is absolutely fine. You don’t expect love from an Arsenal player to Tottenham player. If it touches a bit lack of respect, it is normal in a rivalry,” Villas-Boas said. “I think it would have been a little more tolerable if it had come from a genuine Arsenal fan. “Coming from an Arsenal player, he is an Arsenal player who is probably only passing by to another club, or who is not going to stay there for life. In the end if he means exactly those words from the heart.. he doesn’t, for sure. “I wouldn’t say that an Arsenal fan (player) that has just arrived in that club for the last couple of years is entitled to so much hatred towards Tottenham like he seems to have.” Spurs head to Stamford Bridge in fifth place, but just two points behind Arsenal and three from Chelsea. Villas-Boas, 35, was sacked by Chelsea in March 2012 only nine months after they had paid Porto some £13million compensation to bring him back to the club where he worked as part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching team. The Portuguese, however, insists there will be nothing “special” about the return which will be the first since his departure. “It is a club which I have gone past,” said the 35-year-old, who was appointed by Spurs last July as Harry Redknapp’s successor. “I have good and bad memories like everyone else, but it was a period which did not finish the way I would have liked.” Press Association