ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A huge part of the country will see severe weather Friday from Texas to New England, with damaging winds and a tornado threat possible in the Northeast. Cities in the path of these severe storms later Friday will be Cleveland, New York City, Albany, New York, and Boston. On the day that parts of the Northeast start reopening, there will be a shot at damaging winds (in excess of 60 mph) and even tornadoes. The action starts from west to east after 2 p.m. in far western New York and Pennsylvania. It is then forecast to move east through the afternoon and evening, making it to central parts of New York and Pennsylvania by dinner time.The line of storms won’t approach the coast until closer to midnight and should weaken by then, so open beaches won’t be a concern weather-wise but, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady and Utica in New York and Springfield, Massachusetts, are all in the enhanced risk zone Friday. Severe storms and flash flooding are also ongoing Friday morning from the Plains into the Great Lakes.There are reports of cars stuck in Chicago right now to go along with damaging winds and downed trees in the city as well. The storms have already produced a tornado in Kansas, and in Iowa, they produced baseball-sized hail and winds up to 75 mph were reported. Meanwhile in Florida, wildfires near Naples continue as a tropical disturbance is trying to form off Florida waters. The fire east of Naples is now 8,000 acres and is only 10% contained. Unfortunately, not much rain is in the forecast for the area and more gusty winds could expand the fire.A wind advisory continues Friday for central and southern Florida, where winds could gust up to 25 to 35 mph. South of the fire, a tropical system trying to form could possibly be the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season.By Friday night or Saturday morning, there could be a sub-tropical or tropical depression just north of Bahamas and east of Florida. If it becomes a named storm, it would be called Arthur. The biggest threat with this tropical system will be rip currents danger on the eastern side of the Florida coast and heavy rain.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Off-market property sharing service LonRes has claimed to be the UK’s original proptech platform as it celebrates its 20th anniversary, a milestone many of the current crop will have to wait many years to achieve.Launched in 2000 three months before Rightmove started up, it is the brainchild of London prime agents William Carrington and Anthony Payne.It is now viewed as an essential tool by most London and Home Counties agents dealing in upmarket properties and with clients keen on discretion and inside market information.The duo had the idea when Payne missed out on a deal after property details arrived late in the post, and decided to investigate the recently-arrived ‘internet thing’.They also realised it would make doing valuations much easier if historic data on properties was available online too.And the service was born. It is now used by 6,000 estate agencies listing some 12,000 sales and 10,000 rental properties. Agents use the platform for a variety of reasons, but its most commonly used services include its historic database of property sales including who sold what, when and for how much, and its stock of on and off-market properties offered on a revenue share, multi-agency basis.LonRes has also expanded its service to offer agents local market reports, advice and updates.The company also recently bought an Anti-Money Laundering advisory firm, Financial Crime Services, which it now offers all its members.Anthony Payne (left), Managing Director says: “It’s a great testament to the company that 20 years on, we can count original subscribers among our clients today.Carrington adds: “We listen to our subscribers and act on their concerns. We’ve come a long way in 20 years but the values that we adhered to then still hold true today. We look forward to the next 20 years.”Visit the Lonres anniversary website.LonRes Anthony Payne William Carrington February 19, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 Conveyancing Foundation provides stress management tips1st May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Proptech platform older than Rightmove celebrates 20 years in business previous nextProducts & ServicesProptech platform older than Rightmove celebrates 20 years in business LonRes, which launched several months before Rightmove, now has 6,000 estate agency users and is viewed as essential to many agents in London and the Home Counties.Nigel Lewis19th February 20200704 Views
Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 78 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy June 9, 2014 Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 78 Indian Fishermen Sri Lanka Navy arrested 78 Indian fishermen along with 17 Indian fishing trawlers poaching well within Sri Lankan waters on 7th June, 2014. View post tag: 78 % View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen Authorities View post tag: Arrests Share this article Forty-six Indian fishermen along with 9 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas North of Thalai-mannar were arrested by naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol. Another 32 Indian fishermen and 8 Indian fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas off Delft were arrested by SLNS Ranawickrama and naval craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol.The arrested fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalai-mannar and KKS for further action.[mappress]Press Release, June 09, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: asia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Indian
Clare Ellis, who recently moved out of homelessness with the help of Oxford Homeless Pathways’ provision, said, “I can’t imagine how my family would have survived without the support of the homeless organisations. If these cuts go ahead, our prisons, streets and hospitals will be pushed to breaking point. What does this say about our humanity?” A C+ Investigations survey has found that over 85 per cent of Oxford students polled oppose proposed cuts to housing support services by Oxfordshire County Council. The cuts could represent as much as 65 per cent of the budget, and will be discussed by the council on January 26th. Various Oxford based groups plan on holding a protest outside the County Hall on that day.The proposed measure could reduce Housing Related Support by £1.5m from 2017, on top of a 38 per cent cut in 2014. Oxford Homeless Pathways, a major provider of Housing Related Support in Oxford, has indicated that the cuts would lead to the closure of O’Hanlon House in Luther Street and Simon House in Paradise Street. In general, Housing Related Support funds services which help people to remain in their homes when problems arise. It also provides accommodation-based services such as hostel beds and specialist support for people taking their first steps out of homelessness. Lesley Dewhurst, Chief Executive of Oxford Homeless Pathways, claimed that the proposed cuts would hit the most vulnerable hardest, telling Cherwell, “The people who use these services are among the most vulnerable people in our society – those with severe and enduring mental health problems, addiction issues, physical health problems, young and old. Any loss of preventative and resettlement support, or beds and specialist support in hostels, will have disastrous effects.” The C+ Investigations team has found that issues of the humanity of the cuts have inspired a number of students to join the protests planned for Tuesday. In particular, the Chair of OUSU’s On Your Doorstep campaign, Jacob Vivian, has expressed to Cherwell about his concern about the direction of the potential spending decisions. Jacob asked, “Whatever good, financially-plausible, and ‘sensible’ reasons there are for making cuts, should we sit back while the disenfranchised in our society, the homeless, have their lifelines taken away from them?”Amidst growing unease about the County Council cuts, Labour City Councillor Mike Rowley has stated, “We’re now in a situation where the rough sleeper count, a snapshot of how many people are sleeping in the open on a particular night, has gone up by 50 per cent in a year, from 26 to 39. I’m deeply concerned that the Government’s various benefit and funding cuts are increasing the problem, while leaving local Councils without the resources we need to deal with it.”Speaking out against criticism, County Council spokesman Chris Birdsall noted that cutting the Housing Related Support budget was one option out of over 90 covering all areas of funding. He added, “It is not a final decision. It is not yet even a proposal – it’s an option. Housing Related Support is not a legal requirement for the county council. Providing social care for those with assessed care needs is a legal requirement. Our focus has to be on providing services that we are legally obliged to provide.”As debate continues, C+ has investigated the voluntary services to a degree dependent on Oxford University student participation, which may witness the effects of these planned changes on the homeless population.On the same day as the measures are due to be discussed, On Your Doorstep will be taking part in a protest outside the County Hall at 1pm. On the event’s Facebook page, it says, “This will be a PEACEFUL rally. We want to come together not to cause trouble, but to stand together as a united front and to impress upon the County Council that endless budget cuts in Oxfordshire are unreasonable and are putting vital services and vulnerable people at risk.”A petition is being promoted online.
Come travel to Evansville’s sister cities! The Kids World Gallery will provide children and their adults with exciting new exhibits focused on Evansville and its 3 sister cities, Tochigi-Shi, Japan; Osnabrück, Germany; and Tizimin, Mexico. Creative, interactive, hands-on learning experiences regarding, family life, language, food, education, architecture, trade, city planning, and government will highlight the wonderful similarities and differences between these three unique cities.cMoe will host the gallery ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 including Latin American themed dance performance, educational activities and food samples. cMoe members are welcomed for the soft opening during regular admission hours on October 14 and October 15.To become a cMoe Member Family, visit our website! Kids World Grand OpeningWednesday, October 18th – 10:00am FOOTNOTE: The Museum greatly acknowledges the tremendous investment from the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau in advancing cultural education at the Children’s Museum and to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Traylor Bros., Inc and many individual donors for contributions that they made to help with the gallery.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Don Pileggi (left) talks about the history of surfing in Ocean City as John Loeper and Andrew Montagna listen. Public asked to Contribute ArtifactsA dedicated group of local surfers, historians and Ocean City boosters are working to tell the story of surfing in Ocean City…and they are asking for your help.Jeffrey McGranahan, Executive Director of the Ocean City Historical Museum convened the group Thursday night with the purpose of organizing an extensive exhibit to open by Memorial Day. The ultimate hope is to build enough interest and collect enough artifacts and photos to create an entire Ocean City Surfing Museum.“There is so much interesting stuff tucked away in attics and garages all over this island,” said Andrew Montagna who has surfed here most of his life and whose family history in Ocean City dates back to 1935. “The (challenge) is getting people to part with it.”Old wooden longboards, some of the first-ever fiberglass boards, local news articles and vintage surf clothing and equipment are just a few of the sought-after items.McGranahan said the West Coast and Hawaii claim much of the surfer history in U.S. pop culture, but that Ocean City should not take a back seat to any surf town. Reports of surfing here date back to the 1930s and when wave riding surged in popularity in the late 50s and early 60s, Ocean City had its own small but vibrant “scene”.Winter surfing flourished even before wetsuits became widely available. “You basically got under a dead cold shower, looked at your watch and determined how long you could stand it,” John Loeper said. “That gave you an idea of how long you could stay in the water before you ran the risk of hypothermia setting in.”The sport’s popularity took off from there and spiked locally in 1962 when the late George Gerlach opened Surfers Supply, the town’s first surf shop, still operating at 31st street and Asbury Ave. under the ownership of Greg Beck and Andrew Funk.Around this time, Don Pileggi Superintendant of the City’s Rec Department helped launch some of the first surf contests in town. The winter Polar Bear contest sparked the interest of legendary sports reporter Heywod Hale Broun, who did a piece on the CBS Evening News. “We had this small group of guys paddling out there in the middle of winter, and here we were, popping up on the national news,” Pileggi said.Doug Otto, a former seasonal visitor from Haddonfield who now lives here year-round, tells of surfing up and down the Jersey coast in the late 60s on his Dewey Weber longboard. He surfed most of the resort towns from Seaside Heights all the way down to Cape May Point. But he always returned to Ocean City. “Now I mostly watch from my beach chair as members of (the current generation) paddle to catch new incarnations of the waves I once rode,” Otto said in a Press of Atlantic City article.Laura Matera, who runs the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Surf and skate camps, sees big possibilities for a surfing museum. “Probably 75 percent of the kids who attend my camps are from outside the area. Surfing has become a community and a culture. On a cloudy day they are going to want something to do. I would like a Surfers Museum to be one of the go-to attractions in town.”Ken Cooper, a member of the Museum’s Board or Directors echoed the sentiments. “I’m not even a surfer and I’m wearing Vans (a sneaker brand favored by surfers). We want to tell the story of surfing, but first we have to collect the story.”That is where the public comes in. Anyone who would like to loan or donate artifacts or photos for inclusion in the museum is asked to contact McGranahan at [email protected] or call him at 399-1801.And stay tuned to OCNJDaily.com as this exciting chapter in local history takes shape.
Michael Self, Dylan Kwasniewski and Brett Moffitt finish 1-2-3 in East-West combined race “The NASCAR Next program is about the next rising stars, and I think we’re definitely representing the class of 2013 well.”—runner-up Dylan Kwasniewski Michael Self had quite the afternoon at Iowa Speedway when he was one of 13 drivers announced as part of the 2013 NASCAR Next class. His night wasn’t bad, either.Hours after the NASCAR Next announcement, Self pulled away from the field late in the Casey’s General Store 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race that went nine laps past the scheduled distance. Driving the No. 21 Chevrolet, Self held off a pair of fellow NASCAR Next members over a series of late cautions. Self, who competes in the K&N Pro Series West, won for the second consecutive race. It’s also the first time that a Pro Series West driver won a points-paying combination race. A K&N Pro Series East driver had won the previous eight races, including seven at Iowa.“It was just an unbelievable night,” Self said. “We were about 20th in practice, but we knew we just had to stay motivated and stay positive and know the car is going to come to us. We just paced ourselves and knew once the sun went down we’d have something. The car absolutely came to life.”Dylan Kwasniewski and Brett Moffitt finished behind their NASCAR Next comrade, taking second and third, respectively. In the books, Kwasniewski is credited with a K&N Pro Series East win. Moffitt earned his sixth top-five in seven starts at his hometown track.Kwasniewski was at Iowa racing instead of in Las Vegas with his high school classmates. The 18-year-old’s graduation was Friday; he received his diploma in the mail.“Racing’s too important to miss,” the driver said. “Being here at Iowa is a lot better for sure.”Moffitt was the crowd favorite — he’s from Grimes, Iowa, a small town about 45 miles west of the track. He outdistanced Greg Pursley (fourth) and Ben Rhodes (fifth), a fourth NASCAR Next selection in the top five.“To come up short when we had a great race car is tough, but I guess there’s always the fall race,” Moffitt said. “It was a good night for the (NASCAR Next) guys. It definitely shows they made the right picks.”Self ceded the lead only once over the final 50 laps, to Moffitt on a restart. Once he realized the inside lane wasn’t working, Self used the high side of the track to regain the lead — and he chose the outside lane on all ensuing restarts.“Throughout the race I thought we were a better long-run car,” Self said. “We’d pull away and never stop pulling away. We’re really happy with the win … restarts at the end can be nerve-racking.”The rest of the top 10 Cole Custer, Cale Conley, Cameron Hayley, Gray Gaulding and Matt Tifft with Hayley and Gaulding on the NASCAR Next list as well.Of the 11 cautions, two of the biggest incidents came late. Austin Hill hit the wall hard with 30 laps remaining, sending thick plumes of smoke into the night.On Lap 143, Eric Holmes and Mackena Bell wrecked in Turn 2 in a battle for ninth. Holmes’ No. 16 Toyota took most of the damage, and the race was briefly red-flagged, setting up a green-white-checkered finish.“It was great race,” Kwasniewski said. “Me and Brett put on a good show battling (for second). I don’t think anybody could have caught Michael. I think this race just goes to show the drivers of the future. The NASCAR Next program is about the next rising stars, and I think we’re definitely representing the class of 2013 well.”
“You Were There” Following the break-up of Ween back in 2012, Mickey Melchiondo (alias: Dean Ween) began to put together other projects to fill the gap following the separation. Though Ween reunited last year and is tentatively back in the saddle with tour dates spanning through to July of this year, Dean Ween is keeping on with his solo project, the Dean Ween Group. Back in November of 2016, the group released The Deaner Album. Yesterday, NPR released video footage and audio of the Dean Ween Group performing on World Cafe to hype this new release. The band was also joined by Michael Hampton of Parliament-Funkadelic in this studio session, who also plays guitar on the album. You can watch video of their session and listen to the full World Cafe segment with an interview with Dean below, courtesy of NPR.NPR’s World Cafe With The Dean Ween Group
[Photo: Ojeda Photography]Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Riverside Theater | Milwaukee, WI | 3/30/2017Set One: October Rain, Phil’s Farm, No Diablo, Glory, 2×2, North Route, Blue Echo, Booth LoveSet Two: Der Bluten Kat, In the Black, Hurt Bird Bath, Upward, Hurt Bird Bath, FF, Utopian Fir, Der Bluten KatEncore: Attachments On March 30th of this year, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off their three-night run at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Such runs at the Milwaukee venue are common for Umphrey’s, though normally reserved for the end of the October to coincide with Halloween. As such, the Thursday night show and the subsequent performances on Friday and Saturday were something special. Today, Umphrey’s McGee has released pro-shot video of “2×2” from its Thursday night show at the Riverside Theater, cluing in fans who weren’t able to make it to the show to what exactly they missed out on.Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Marcus King For “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin” In Augusta [Full Audio]Coming out “Glory” during the first set, Umphrey’s slowly meandered into “2×2,” with the group breaking into a cascading and euphoric introduction for the number. Alternatingly lyric and heavy, the song works through the bulk of the song before using it as a major jam vehicle. In particular, guitarist Brendan Bayliss shreds through the number, featuring particularly tight fretwork on his end, before the song drops into its more held-back though still meticulous jam portion. Slowly building in intensity to close out the song, “2×2” eventually makes a triumphant resolve, this time classified by more soaring guitar work by Bayliss. You can check out the video below, as well as check out Live For Live Music’s recap of as well as photos from Umphrey’s McGee’s past Riverside Theater run, courtesy of photographer and reviewer Daniel Ojeda (Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night).
Two of Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) leading research centers will join forces. HKS Dean David T. Ellwood has announced that the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations will become the Hauser Institute for Civil Society and will reside within the Center for Public Leadership (CPL), effective July 1.The merger will offer an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen focus on the social sector in the U.S. and overseas, enriching research in civil society and leadership while also helping to build a steady flow of talented, well-prepared students for the social sector. Nearly a quarter of Harvard Kennedy School graduates now enter the nonprofit field and many more have a keen interest in it.The co-directors of CPL, Professors Max Bazerman and David Gergen, will lead the new enterprise. Christine Letts, the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at HKS who currently serves as acting director of Hauser, will serve this coming year as senior adviser.“The integration of the Hauser Institute within the Center for Public Leadership will ensure the continuation of successful programs and initiatives focused on leadership, as well as the advancement of scholarship and teaching related to the well-being of citizens and communities,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust. Read Full Story