Severe weather moves east with flash flooding expected

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Bertha moved through South Carolina Wednesday, bringing up to 5 inches of rain to the states with record rainfall reported in Charleston of more than 2 inches. What’s left of Bertha is now moving through the Ohio Valley and parts of the Appalachian Mountains with flooding rain on Thursday.Meanwhile, a different storm system is moving through the Heartland, bringing a threat for flooding there. A storm system in the central U.S. will bring severe weather to the South Thursday, from Texas to Mississippi and Alabama. The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds and hail. A cold front in the Midwest will combine with the southern storm system to create severe weather for the Northeast on Friday from Virginia all the way to Vermont.Damaging winds will be the biggest threat, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. In the West, the heatwave continues with several records tied or broken Wednesday. There was a record high Wednesday in Sacramento of 103 degrees, and even Death Valley hit a record high of 118 degrees. Las Vegas got to 107, missing the record just by 1 degree. Phoenix reached 107 as well, making it the hottest temperature so far this year.Numerous heat warnings and advisories are issued from northern California to Nevada and into large parts of Arizona on Thursday as record highs are possible again.Much cooler weather is moving into northern California by this weekend, and eventually, some of that cooler air will move into the rest of the Southwest.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Preview: Swansea City (A)

first_imgBoth teams remain mathematically in the hunt to topple Cardiff City from sixth spot before the season is done but it remains a big ask.Still, both clubs will be looking to see out their respective campaigns in style. The Robins have picked up form in recent weeks and are unbeaten in their last three games under Interim Head Coach Dean Holden.Belief is key for both teams and Swans boss Steve Cooper has openly said his club are not yet out of the running. But results at the Liberty Stadium have not gone their way since the restart (W1, L 2) with home advantage possibly a thing of the past without supporters in the stadium. Leeds United were the last visitors to Swansea’s turf, who sealed a 1-0 win a week ago as they close in on a likely promotion to the Premier League.Swansea v City is only available to watch on Robins TV – with pre-match coverage starting from 2pm – as it will not be shown on Sky Sports’ Red Button facility.Season Card holders who are yet to redeem their unique voucher sent to them via email still can, giving them access to the final scheduled remaining league games.All non-Season Card holders are able to purchase a £10 matchday pass, which is only valid for Saturday’s fixture. Non-Season Card holders should note that only those City matches not selected for broadcast by Sky Sports are available.Head to the Robins TV website, login with your Bristol Sport Club Account, head to the packages page and select your matchday pass.MATCH DETAILSDate: Saturday, July 18thKick-off: 3pmCompetition: Sky Bet ChampionshipWhere: Liberty StadiumOfficials: Darren Bond (referee), Timothy Wood (assistant), Phillip Dermott (assistant), Andy Woolmer (fourth official)last_img read more

Richardson blitzes the field

first_imgWe had an easy check-in at Khao Kheow on Thursday and teed off on C1 approx 30 minutes early. It was again an overcast day and we had to halt for a rain break at the turn. The course was in fine condition but the greens were running very slow.Brian Gabe took the top honors today with a measly 32 points while Daryl Evans came second on 28 and Ronnie Ratte was third a further point back. PSC Golf from Café KronborgMonday, May 30, Pattaya C.C. – StablefordPattaya Country Club was the game on Monday, just 25 minutes to get there and we teed off some 30 minutes early under overcast skies and a few sprinkles of rain. The course was dry and a bit scratchy, with the greens being cored and sanded recently but this did not hinder the scores.Back in the clubhouse the winner was declared to be Dave Richardson with an astounding 44 points, four up on Mashi Kaneta in second with 40 while Ronnie Ratte was a further four points behind in third.Brian Gabe (left) with Dave Richardson.Thursday, June 2, Khao Kheow B & C – Stableford1st Brian Gabe (18) 32pts2nd Daryl Evans (22) 28pts3rd Ronnie Ratte (19) 27ptslast_img read more

Powerful Black women talk sports business, diversity at ColorComm event in Atlanta

first_imgNzinga (above) will always have the distinction of being the first-ever Hawks chief diversity officer and she was recruited to her role because, as has been well-documented, “the league it was in a crises (due to the L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s flagrantly racist pronouncements to his mistress). And most very aware that the Atlanta Hawks were in tumultuous situation,” she recalled, speaking about the controversy surrounding former general manager Danny Ferry’s description of an African-born player. She described the three keys to her role at the Hawks as:Internal engagement: in terms of looking for new talent and then “once talent gets there what are we doing to sustain and cultivate that talent.”Marketing the fan experience, in terms of what’s produced on stage, “when you come to the games, we want the fans to feel excited, whether you’re Jewish, women, LGBT … We want to make the experience exciting for all people.”Strategic partnerships: the team wants to enhance community and corporate engagement and bring greater understanding to the community of what the Hawks are about. August, on the other hand, was practically born on her hometown baseball diamond. Sports flows through her veins like red blood cells. Her addiction to sports resulted from her older brother playing the game and, after finishing college and not wanting to go into traditional corporate America, found that she could fulfill her love of being connected to sports without having to play it. Besides, it’s hard to tear your ACL while walking through the offices of Turner Sports. The Sept. 15 event, spearheaded by prolific radio and TV personality Rashan Ali, helped the audience gain insight into the careers of women who spearhead marketing and PR agencies/organizations inside the sports world. The women talked about the obstacles and challenges of being the only woman and/or black in the sports boardroom, but also how rewarding their jobs are how they use their stilettos to crack the glass ceiling of possibilities. August’s (above) claim to fame at Turner Sports was helping to bring beloved Hall of Famer and four-time champ Shaquille O’Neal to Turner to join the “NBA on TNT” team with Charles Barkley and Kenny “The Jet” Smith. But the poignant and powerful lesson she gave the audience was via an anecdote about discovering her unbreakable passion for sports — which came after he was turned down for a position with the San Diego Chargers, which she called “devastating.”Instead of crumbling, August said that rejection taught her just how much she loved sports and, more importantly, how hard she was willing to fight to get into the field of sports, a prerequisite to surviving and thriving in this coveted, highly-competitive business. Besides, after she got on with Turner Sports, her passion and skill set prompted her superiors to promote her to a dream position in talent acquisition. And that’s where her and Shaq’s careers intersected, and the rest is history.Gaines (above) has been employed at some of America’s most iconic sports-based corporations, including ESPN and Nike, the latter where she helped to incorporate the Brazil National Futbol team into the Nike family.Now at FOX Sports, Gaines and the other panelists implored the mostly female audience to:be aware that eyes are always on you because they are a double minority (woman and African American), with August saying using the minority status as an asset instead of viewing it as a burden.she also admonished the listeners against blowing up bridges because the sports industry “is very small and people see each other often.”Gaines also told young students who aspire for employment in the sports marketing and PR industries to avoid having a “what-can-corporations-do-for-me” mentality when seeking employment, but to develop ways to “be a revenue asset for the company.” When you can illustrate an ability to make companies money, it exponentially increases the chances of longevity, marketability and opportunities for advancement within that organization.As an added bonus, host Rashan Ali shared some of her greatest successes in both radio and television, as well as her hardest setbacks, some of which are well documented. Ali said that, in the end, she found that her highest and proudest levels of achievement took place when she “decided to just be myself,” she said. “always be authentic.”Sunny Wilkins, wife of Hall of Fame Atlanta Hawks forward, Dominique Wilkins punctuated the evening evening by informing the audience that she was much more than just a trophy wife. A health and sports enthusiast, Sunny Wilkins is also an attorney and the manager for her husband’s business interests, which include his role as VP of the Hawks and as one of the team’s television analysts. She told the audience that it is paramount that they be themselves, maximize their talents, and to show people that you are more than the package that people think you come in.For more information about ColorComm, log onto by Terry Shropshire for Atlanta Daily World and Real Times Media. ATLANTA –  Turner Sports vice president Tara August’s eyes sparkled like diamonds when she recalled how her career has ascended to the point where the White House is now calling her. Rolanda Gaines, the director of marketing over at Fox Sports, was temporarily transported back to the Motherland as she excitingly retraced how one of her jobs in sports took her on a mind-blowing excursion to Johannesburg in South Africa. And Nzinga Shaw, the current chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Atlanta Hawks, is a living testament to how dream jobs can be had despite a former employer telling her she would always lack the qualifications.ColorComm’s “Minority Women in Sports PR” panel discussion in the club section in Philips Arena became a fascinating foray into how these black women accomplished and experienced things beyond their original comprehension as they pursued their goals in life.And what was one of the best parts of the 90-minute panel discussion of highly-successful women who thrive in the competitive, lucrative and highly-rewarding occupation of sports business? Shaw, charged with enhancing diversity for the Hawks, is not even a rabid sports fan. The former PR person for world-renowned Edelman and Essence mag calls herself an “industry agnostic” — a person whose emotional temperature doesn’t rise and fall with the success of any team — but who is definitely a rabid fan of ensuring that qualified people of color are accorded opportunities they otherwise may not have gotten with the NBA franchise.“This is my dream job,” she said.last_img read more

Valdes could move to Sporting Lisbon in the summer

first_img Portuguese newspaper ‘Record’ report on Monday that Sporting are interested in signing Valdes – and that their interest is reciprocated.  Sport EN Sporting Lisbon are interested in signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes next summer.  15/02/2016 Valdes ended his United nightmare recently by signing for Standard until the end of the season after his relationship with Louis van Gaal deteriorated.  CETcenter_img Valdes, who is currently on loan with Standard Liege in Belgium, is out of contract at Manchester United at the end of the season and will be available for free.  If a deal is done, the ex-Barça man could end up facing Iker Casillas in Portugal, where the Spanish stopper is currently playing for Porto, although his future is not clear.  Upd. at 18:39 He was banned from training with the first team and made to work with the club’s youngsters.last_img read more

SEJ charges into grand final

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER AFL VICTORIA JUNIOR METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIPS BOOKING a place in the AFL Victoria Metropolitan Junior Championships grand final…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Lights out at ractetrack

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER NIGHT racing was halted at Pakenham Racing Club on Thursday evening as half of scheduled races had…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Prized entries from Long, Course

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THE results are in, and it’s a draw. For the first time, the Pakenham Racing Club’s People’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Transfer news: Arsenal and Man United target rules out move to Serie A rivals

first_img1 Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic has dismissed links with Juventus Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has ruled out a potential move to Italian champions Juventus amid Premier League interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.Milinkovic-Savic has has netted three goals in 16 appearances for Lazio this season and has been the subject of major interest from around Europe.But, despite rumours a move to Juventus was on the cards, the 21-year-old was quick to dismiss those claims.The midfielder told Sky Sport Italia: “Juventus? It’s just speculation.“The same goes to any move to La Liga. I prefer Serie A.”Milinkovic-Savic’s latest revelations are likely to prompt an increase in demand of the highly-rated youngster with Arsenal and Manchester United ready to make their move.last_img read more

Those still protesting not students: Pro-Jallikattu groups

first_imgChennai, Jan 23 (PTI) A group of pro-Jallikattu supporters asserted that students had nothing to do with todays violent turn to the week-long protests for lifting the ban on the bull-taming sport.”The students had held the protests (for the past six days) in a very peaceful and organised manner, trying not to cause inconvenience to the general public,” Rajesh, a senior functionary of a well-known pro-Jallikattu organisation, said.He was speaking to reporters after the city witnessed incidents of arson and stone-pelting by a section of protesters following police efforts to make them vacate the Marina beach, where thousands of volunteers, mainly students, had converged in support of the Jallikattu demand.”Those who were still continuing with the protests are not students,” he claimed.Musician Adhi, who had yesterday announced backing out of the protests citing the presence of “anti-social” elements, insisted students had achieved victory and hence they should now go home.”A permanent solution has been achieved (with the Assembly passing a bill to replace the Jallikattu ordinance). Students should realise they have won. This victory is purely because of students. They should now go home,” he said.Rajesh and Adhi insisted that students had no role in the violence.Rajasekar, leader of another pro-Jallikattu group, said they had urged Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to ensure the release of arrested students and that no cases are filed against them. PTI SA TVS VS ANBlast_img read more