Florida nearly covered by Matthew Forecast Cone

first_img Another place we went on vacations were to Myrtle Beach SC and there was another place famous for hurricanes somewhere near there, that had a “gray man” that wandered the beach, before a hurricane and would warn people to stay away that a bad one was coming. It was Pawleys Island, SC. He was a local legend. I grew up learning about the gray man and my family, before me too, as it was always said he would appear, and he looked haggard and scruffy and very old and everything about him was gray from his hair, beard, clothes, even his skin tone. You would see him, and he would then disappear, but you would not see him heading in any direction. Then you would know, beware, and leave, as a bad storm was coming! He was said to be very real, a ghost, and you had better take his warning to heart! I remember visiting there many times and it seemed if everything was grayish colored there, the water, the skies, even the old weathered wood of the beach front patios and decks of the businesses, even the birds! I didn’t see the gray man but I was looking for him! Looks like it is headed into the Outer Banks of NC. That area is famous for hurricanes. My family used to go there on vacations. There were old shipwreck remains along the beaches from hundreds of years ago. Somewhere here in my stuff I have a photo of my father and me standing on some of the remains of a shipwreck and my mother took the photo. October 4, 2016 at 8:13 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Please enter your comment! TAGSTropical Storm Matthew Previous articleVoting begins today. Are You Registered to Vote?Next articleMayor sets new goal for Apopka Police Department Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 3 COMMENTS Reply October 4, 2016 at 7:51 am What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday at 2:00 PM the National Hurricane Center published a map showing Hurricane Matthew would pass well east of Florida.Then, at 5:00 PM the update forecast showed the track could come much closer to Florida.This morning the 5:00 AM forecast shows that Florida’s Atlantic coast will likely experience hurricane-force winds later this week. Gale-force winds are now being predicted for Apopka.Florida Governor Scott yesterday declared a State of Emergency for the entire state because the forecast track of the Hurricane had drifted to the west. The forecast track now call for Matthew to be 80 to 100 miles offshore at 2:00 AM on Friday morning.center_img Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia October 4, 2016 at 8:19 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The cone area….this is one very big area! I hope we don’t get those high winds for a long period of time. Too much force for too long a time, starts cracking the trees, and then they fall. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. read more

Residents resist gentrification

first_imgBrooklyn protesters say they ‘won’t be moved!’Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 24 — About 250 angry demonstrators gathered today for a march near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. This is where developers plan to build luxury housing with up to 25 floors that will block the beautiful view of the park and crowd the neighborhood.Protesters marched down Empire Boulevard, which is threatened by developers. Led by the Movement to Protect the People, the demonstrators carried colorful placards and banners. Their action was covered by Brooklyn’s Channel 12 for two days, and four protesters were interviewed.While the group’s leader, Alicia Boyd, was leading the rally on Rogers Avenue, she called on the crowd to look at an empty chair in a vacant parking lot. She explained that all local politicians and officials were invited to join the rally, but the empty chair represented their absence. It showed they were apparently bought off by developers instead of joining the fight against gentrification.Boyd shouted out, “Exercise the rights that our ancestors fought for!” Referring to the upcoming elections, she urged voters to see that “Everyone in office should be out! We’re the only ones to stop this! We have to stop the Jim Crow up North! You are not moving us!”Boyd was recently arrested for trying to block construction of a 23-floor luxury building in her neighborhood. She was protesting the displacement of dozens of residents by the high-rise building, without any affordable housing for them to move into.Rob Robinson, an organizer for Take Back the Land, criticized the political forces. He said, “Resistance has to be global. No social change comes without direct action or social disobedience.”Protests have also occurred at the same site to counter developers’ use of non-union labor.This area is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Crown Heights. Here, mostly people of color have moderate rent and home-ownership expenses that they fight to preserve. Now, 200,000 affordable rental and private homes will be displaced with an influx of expensive, luxury housing for wealthier residents. Maintaining affordable housing for workers and people of color is not in the interest of developers.MTOPP works to gain zoning changes to stop gentrification. As unity with other tenant organizations grows, they are planning a town meeting. The themes will be “Luxury = Displacement!” and “We shall not be moved!” a major slogan of the historic Civil Rights Movement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Page McConnell Sits-In With Russell Batiste In NOLA, Confirms New Vida Blue Album [Videos]

first_imgFrom there, with McConnell on keys, Batiste and Orkestra from Da Hood launched into a classic Vida Blue tune, “Most Events Aren’t Planned”—a tune that Phish debuted during the 13th and final night of their already-legendary Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and reprised during their 2017 summer tour closer at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. From there, the band performed The Meters’ classic 1969 number, “Cissy Strut”, with Russell’s dad, David Paul, on keytar, and Russell invited a few fans in attendance to dance on stage. While the night raged until 4 am or so, Page came out around 11 pm and stayed on for six or seven songs, at points switching to keytar for select numbers. Check out more videos from last night below from Live For Live Music. On Friday night, Phish’s resident chairman of the boards, Page McConnell, made a surprise appearance in New Orleans, performing at a brand-new venue called Elephant Collective—a Burning Man-esque art collective and venue, chock full of art installations and unique lounges—for a summer solstice party dubbed “Afterglow”. Page sat in with Russell Batiste, the famed Crescent City drummer who was also a part of Page’s electronic side trio in the early 2000s, Vida Blue, along with bassist Oteil Burbridge. Vida Blue made headlines again earlier in the year after the Spam Allstars posted that they were looking forward to getting back in the studio with the electronic trio; the Spam Allstars later confirmed they had been recording with McConnell, Burbridge, and Batiste on Instagram.Last night, McConnell found himself performing with Russell Batiste and Orkestra from Da Hood—this lineup of primarily New Orleans-based musicians released an album in 2007 called The Clinic. As noted on the show’s description, the Summer Solstice celebration at Elephant Collective was in part curated by percussionist Damon Batiste, Russell’s brother, making it a family affair for the Batistes, who are a legendary New Orleans musical family. Keeping in this theme, Damon and Russell’s father, keyboardist David Paul Batiste, also joined the all-star crew during the night.To start off the show, Russell Batiste and company performed a few songs with Orkestra from Da Hood to warm up the eager crowd. After a few numbers, Page came out—as noted by Live For Live Music writer, Sam D’arcangelo, “Not a lot of people there knew Page would be there, and most didn’t know who he was when he showed up. There was a contingent of Phish fans at the show, many of whom rushed there quickly after the venue announced Page would be appearing an hour beforehand, but for the most part, people were there for the party in general.”Russell paired the introduction of the Phish keyboardist with a confirmation that a new Vida Blue album was in the works and coming soon. Batiste paired this announcement by noting “I don’t know if I should say it or not, but I’m gonna take my fucking chances ’cause I have nothing to lose, but Vida Blue is coming out with another album!”—marking the first time members of the band itself have officially confirmed their new project.Russell Batiste Introduces Page McConnell & Confirms New Vida Blue Albumlast_img read more

Strootman keen on Premier League move

first_img “He has the physique, the character and the fitness for it. I am certainly not afraid he could handle that level.” Manchester United’s chief scout Jim Lawlor saw Strootman in action against Russia during the Under-21 Championships, although, as yet, new Red Devils chief David Moyes is yet to make a move. “Kevin has ambition but it is not in my hands,” said Dekker. “From PSV it would have to be a step up to a good club. “It is not simple though because the price will be expensive and not many teams can afford him. “The clubs know what he can do now. It is up to them whether they want to reach an agreement with PSV and take him.” Kevin Strootman’s heart remains set on a move to the Premier League, despite interest from across Europe. Press Associationcenter_img The PSV Eindhoven midfielder has already won 18 caps for Holland, skippering his country in their World Cup qualifying win over Romania in March. Strootman has just returned from Israel when he led his country to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship. Serie A heavyweights Napoli are the latest to declare an interest and Strootman’s agent Chiel Dekker has also confirmed clubs from France and Russia have expressed a liking for the 23-year-old. However, Strootman wants to play in the Premier League. “He is focussed on England because that would suit his style,” said Dekker. last_img read more

Matchbook offers ‘commission free’ wagering for new Flat Racing season

first_img StumbleUpon Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure  May 19, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Share UKGC suspended Matchbook licence over AML & Risk assessment failures April 8, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Entering a new season of flat racing, online betting exchange Matchbook (Matchbook.com) has detailed that it will offer ‘commission free wagering on every horse race’ from Sunday to Wednesday until 17 May. Matchbook, which has a 4/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, detailed that the promotion was developed in order to highlight ‘just how big an edge’ racing customers can gain from using its betting exchange services.“We’re confident that once bettors have experienced the Matchbook difference they won’t want to go back to betting with the traditional bookmakers.“At Matchbook, bettors get the best possible prices, great liquidity, and a lightning-fast betting platform. Adding commission free betting to the mix is a pretty compelling reason to open an account with Matchbook” stated Matchbook’s marketing team.In Q1 of this year, the Cork (Ireland) based betting exchange completed a full migration of all its sports markets onto its new proprietary betting platform. Matchbook has spent more than a year revamping its betting product, with a view of driving player engagement.Matchbook marketing said that its Flat Racing 0% commission promotion was the a key promotion for highlighting the firms new market capabilities.last_img read more

Yanga warn they will feast on Super Cup glory

first_img“Last year we had so many problems because most of the players did not travel to Nakuru including the coach. This time round, we are better prepared and as players we will do our best and work hard and I believe we will achieve the objective of going into the final,” skipper Ibrahim Ajib who was part of the squad in Nakuru said.Yanga begin their campaign Tuesday evening against Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks at their fortress in the national stadium and coming up against a Kenyan side that has been scaling the improvement ladder, they know they will be in for a tough test.Head coach Mwinyi Zahera has insisted that his target for this tournament is to play three games; the first round, semi-final and the final.Yanga skipper Ibrahim Ajib passes the ball in training during a session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaYou might mistake the Congolese tactician’s confidence for arrogance, but the tactician bears a lit of respect for Sharks who he terms as a tough team.“This is one of the tournaments we had planned for as a team and our objective is to play three games. We know it will not be easy. But we will put in our strongest 11 because if our objective is to win, then we don’t have a choice but to put in a strong team,” Zahera noted.He added; “Kariobangi Sharks is a big team; I have watched two of their videos and they have very good players and it is a team we should be prepared for. Everyone who comes up to play against Yanga brings in their A game and we don’t expect it different with Sharks.”Yanga come into the evening tie with some good form under their belts.Yanga striker Amissi Tambwe hydrates during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThey sit top of the Tanzanian premier League with 53 points after 19 matches, a cool 12 points ahead of second placed Azam who have played a match less. Arch rivals Simba SC are fourth with 33 points, 20 behind the leaders, though they have played five matches less.The Dar-based side is on a crazy run of unbeaten matches. Since their last loss against Rayon Sport in the CAF Confederations Cup in Kigali last year August, Yanga have dropped points in only two of their last 18 matches.At the national stadium in Dar, their last defeat came off a Kenyan opponent, when SportPesa Super Cup defending champions Gor Mahia beat them 3-2 in a CAF Confederations Cup fixture.Skipper Ajib is livid that with their run of form, tumbling them over at Taifa is out of the question.“We are well prepared for this game. We are on a good run of form and the coach has given us the tournament objective. As players, we will work hard to achieve what he has set out for us,” the midfield maestro pointed out.Yanga are looking to get into the final for the first time ever, having exited in the semi-final of the maiden edition in 2017 losing 4-2 on penalties to AFC Leopards. They had earlier on won with similar fashion against Tusker FC in the first round.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yanga head coach Mwinyi Zahera feeds his players with instruction during a training session at the Police Training College Grounds in Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 22 – Tanzanian Premier League leaders Dar Young Africans (Yanga) have vowed to ensure the SportPesa Super Cup remains in the capital, especially coming into this year’s showpiece with wounds from their embarrassing exit in Nakuru last season fresh on their minds.Yanga suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Kenyan Premier League mid-table side Kakamega Homeboyz to exit the tournament in shame, but the Jangwani giants have vowed to atone for the hurt they put their fans through by winning the trophy on home soil.last_img read more

Local Elections 2019: John O’Donnell tops the poll in Milford

first_imgJohn O’Donnell is going back to Lifford after topping the Milford poll in the 2019 Local Elections.The Kilmacrennan man, with 1,959 first preference votes, is the first county councillor to be elected to the new Donegal County Council.John O’Donnell and team celebrate his election to Donegal County Council 2019‘The people have spoken’ is the mantra of O’Donnell today as he returns to county council just months after the Standards in Public Office found against him over ethics breaches. Cllr John O’Donnell elected on the first count to Milford EA. #le19 https://t.co/s55X27dkAw pic.twitter.com/s6S5P2LZTt— Donegal Daily (@DonegalDaily) May 26, 2019Controversy surrounds O’Donnell after he featured in an RTE Investigates report in 2015.He was filmed in a meeting with an undercover reporter who was pretending to seek support for a local windfarm development. In a ruling this March, SIPO found that O’Donnell made it clear that a financial reward would be required for his involvement in the project.O’Donnell celebrated his resounding victory in the Milford count with supporters at the Aura this afternoon, where cheers filled the centre when the results were announced. He will be followed by Liam Blaney (Fianna Fáil) at 1,761 first preference votes, who will continue the proud family tradition in the area.The battle is on for the third seat in Milford, where Ian McGarvey (IND), Maria Doherty (SF), Noel McBride (FG) and Eimer Friel (FG) are all in contention.First Preference Vote Count for Milford: Liam Blaney: 1761Maria Doherty: 752Eimer Friel: 725 Dermot Hardy: 338Noel McBride: 748Ian McGarvey: 805Charlie McGinley: 63 Declan Meehan: 677John O’ Donnell: 1959Local Elections 2019: John O’Donnell tops the poll in Milford was last modified: May 26th, 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

United boss Ferguson ‘considering shock bid for Chelsea star’

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson is seriously considering making a shock bid to take Ashley Cole to Manchester United, according to The People.It is claimed the Old Trafford boss is desperate to sign a left-back and has made enquires about the 31-year-old England star.There has been speculation about Cole’s future given that he is now in the final year of his Chelsea contract.The Sunday Express report Fulham’s apparent interest in Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun and Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin.Meanwhile, Moussa Dembele is Tottenham’s top target to replace Luka Modric, the Sunday Mirror say.With Modric looking set to leave White Hart Lane, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to be aiming to sign Dembele for around £10m.It is suggested that Fulham would ask for £15m but Spurs are banking on the 25-year-old pushing for a switch across London. This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more