ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The storm that left parts of the South under 15 inches of snow and a shield of ice this week is now moving into the East Coast.The highest snowfall total this week was in Arkansas, where up to 15 inches of snow fell. Little Rock actually saw a record 11.8 inches on Wednesday. At the same time, half a foot of snow fell from Oklahoma to Tennessee, North Alabama and Mississippi.But on Thursday morning, the storm is making its way into the East Coast, and could bring extreme weather from Florida to Massachusetts.Also on Thursday, heavy snow will be moving through the Northeast, from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and, eventually, Boston.To the South, an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet is expected from Virginia to North Carolina.There is also a flash flooding and tornado threat from Florida to North Carolina.On Friday morning, snow will continue from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, and an icy mix is expected from Washington, D.C., to Virginia and North Carolina.Washington, D.C., will likely see 2 to 4 inches of snow, Philadelphia 6 to 8, New York City 5 to 9 and Boston 6 to 8.While the cold weather will continue in some states, others will see warmer temperatures by the weekend.A nice warm-up is expected in Houston Sunday, where temperatures are set to climb into the 60s.Further north, from Kansas City to Chicago and Minneapolis, temperatures are expected to reach above freezing for the first time in weeks.Winter weather alerts have stretched all the way to Texas, where a separate disturbance is bringing additional ice and snow on Thursday.Galveston Mayor Craig Brown told ABC News’ Good Morning America Thursday morning that they are still dealing with burst pipes and are having to bring in more water. At the same time, he said, many people remain without power.Brown added, “90% of our entire population was cut off of the power for about two days.” Due to the pipe bursts, the mayor said their hospital “ran dangerously low on water.” Now that they’ve been able to fill up the tanks again, however, they’re back up and running. When asked what the city needs, Brown said: “We need to get our power up. We need to turn water off to all the homes where pipes have burst and draining the system we’re working with citizens on that.”He said people are also dealing with lack of food and water: “The human suffering though that is occurring from this is very very concerning.” While the city has dealt with power outages and pipe bursts before due to hurricanes, Brown said: “We have a history of recovery, but this is worse than a hurricane. In a hurricane you can go to the mainland and get away from this. In this particular situation, no matter where you go in Texas you still have a concern that is similar to what we have here.” Brown said he sent a letter to the state’s governor requesting an investigation of the city’s electrical system. He also said that while they are getting supplies from the government, it hasn’t been entirely efficient.“The entire state seems to have some form of paralysis with this, and we’re getting supplies but not as quickly as we need,” Brown said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The outdoor industry is exploding. In 2017, it grew faster than the national economy, picking up 3.9% in growth and accounting for more than $427 billion of the country’s GDP. It’s continuing that trend as more and more people take to the Great Outdoors in search of adventure, particularly in West Virginia. That’s why students in the program are also required to become instructor or guide certified in an area of focus during their studies at Tech – everything from ski instructing to hiking. The task requires them to familiarize themselves with an area of interest, local offerings and opportunities in that area and the process for obtaining the necessary licensures and certificates to work in the field. When it’s all said and done, graduates will walk into their careers with a full suite of essential adventure skills, industry connections and business acumen. The degree program offers graduates a shot at landing some incredible jobs in the adventure industry: They best way to learn is by doing. And what better way to learn the adventure recreation industry than by taking the plunge and landing a job while you’re learning the ropes? Two years ago, WVU Tech launched its Adventure Recreation Management degree program. The four-year program is designed to train students in managing organizations and enterprises that offer outdoor adventure activities and equipment. After all, the “Wild and Wonderful” earned it’s reputation as an outdoor adventure powerhouse thanks to a world-class whitewater rafting scene, caving and climbing opportunities, snowsports, 1.8 million acres of public land and more than 430 hiking, running and mountain biking trails. In a state where 67% of residents regularly participate in outdoor adventure activities, the need for skilled professionals in the industry is growing. The Outlook on Working Outdoors County/city adventure programmerChallenge course managerCommercial outfitter operation managerTherapeutic adventure counselorRafting river managerSki school directorClimbing guide service managerOutdoor retail store manager But there’s a lot more than tying proper knots and fitting life vests that goes into the successful management of an adventure program. There’s a business side to adventure, and the new program’s graduates will be ready to deal with it. Courses focused on business management, program design, risk management, budgeting, staffing, permitting and support operations ensure it. The program takes experiential learning a step further. With a required field practicum built into the curriculum, students will undertake a comprehensive professional field experience in the adventure recreation industry or a related field. The experience will give them real-world, working knowledge of the ins and outs of their chosen field. As a new generation is embracing a “do what you love” mentality in how they select their jobs, spirited adventurers are looking at new ways to turn their love for the outdoors into a full-time career. They want to work outdoors. They want to give back to their communities and to the environment. They want to connect others to the joys of nature and to the thrill of adventure. Students will also study in the heart of activity of dozens of private tourism businesses, land management agencies, recreational service organizations and the 12,000-acre Boy Scouts of America high-adventure base, located at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve just 12 miles from campus. Learning in the Center of it All Paddling into a New Career Naturally, the curriculum is hands-on. Students balance classroom coursework with field-based learning. Working alongside field-trained, expert instructors, program students dig into outdoor recreation essentials. From aerial adventure basics (think ropewalks and ziplines) and camping preparation to field medicine and climbing equipment, students explore the methods of maintaining a safe outdoor adventure. Now there’s one more way to do just that. A small college in Southern West Virginia is doing something about it. WVU Tech’s location in Beckley puts adventure recreation management students in the heart of adventure. The region gives students access to the mighty New and Gauley rivers, extensive rock-climbing sites, hundreds of miles of recreational trails, lakes, aerial adventure sites and a number of national parks. It’s the perfect staging ground for adventures in the southern Appalachians and the Blue Ridge region.
Topics : The death of Floyd on May 25 led to antiracism protests and demonstrations against police brutality throughout the United States and around the world, with protesters calling for racial equality and police reform and gathering in spite of the pandemic.Zubairi raised concerns that a similar situation was happening in Indonesia because of the passage of the Job Creation Law.Read also: Follow health protocols, IDI urges the public as more Indonesian doctors die from COVID-19He was also concerned about the simultaneous elections, which he said could result in new COVID-19 transmission clusters if they weren’t prepared for properly.“The next homework assignment is the regional elections. Hopefully, what has happened in the past makes us smarter,” Zubairi said.He called on the government not to introduce policies that would trigger protests.“If a policy could ignite demonstrations, it is better for it to be delayed,” he said.The passage of the contentious jobs law on Monday ignited waves of protests throughout the country. In some areas, protesters clashed with the police.Many argue that the new law, which the government claims is necessary to improve bureaucratic efficiency and to boost business and investment, will negatively impact the environment and labor conditions in the country.Zubairi called on the public to avoid crowded events to cut chains of transmission.On Wednesday, the Jakarta Police reported reactive rapid test results from 12 vocational high school students who intended to join the rally against the law, tempo.co reported.According to the police, they will be isolated in Wisma Pademangan isolation center in Central Jakarta.The Medan Police said they found three cases out of the 177 protesters who were tested. (iwa) “Not to mention demonstrations that gather thousands of people,” he said, adding that protesters, the police and the military likely ignored health protocols during the protests.Aditya highlighted the difficulties of tracing virus transmission resulting from the demonstrations.Zubairi said the government should have anticipated such a situation to prevent the emergence of new COVID-19 transmission clusters.He cited the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of the police in the United States, which ignited nationwide protests during COVID-19 pandemic. The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has warned of the possibility that new COVID-19 clusters may emerge from demonstrations against the Job Creation Law that have been taking place in many parts of the country.“I’m afraid there will be more patients,” said IDI COVID-19 task force head Zubairi Djoerban on Thursday, as quoted by antaranews.com. Simlarly, Aditya M Biomed, the head of the IDI’s Bandarlampung chapter, said that even without demonstrations, the number of new COVID-19 infections had been overwhelming. He said the IDI had recorded 130 doctors who had fallen victim to the virus. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.
THE qualifiers for this Thursday’s semi-finals in the JN Open League netball competition will be known today, following today’s quarter-finals at the Leila Robinson Courts, starting at 6:45 p.m.Defending champions Mico ‘B’, who topped Group Two with 24 points from eight wins, will be aiming to move forward in a bid to retain their title as they go up against the very dangerous Molynes ‘A’, which topped Group Seven with maximum 21 points from their seven wins.This game is expected to be very close, but Molynes ‘A’, the team with the second-highest number of goals in the competition, is given the edge to topple the defending champions.It could go either way in the UWI Pelicans vs Jamalco encounter, as both teams were red hot in the preliminary stage of the competition and topped their groups quite easily. The Conrad Parkes-coached UWI Pelicans topped Group One with maximum 21 points from seven games, and with the likes of former national senior players Nadine Bryan and Thristina Harwood, along with former national Under-21 player Shameera Sterling in their line-up, they could go all the way.After being beaten in last year’s final by Mico ‘B’, the Winston Nevers-coached Jamalco are determined to go all the way this time around, and after topping Group Seven with maximum 21 points from seven games, they will be hoping that ace shooter Marsha Murphy-Dawkins continues her impressive form and steers them to the semi-final.MICO ‘A’Last year’s beaten semi-finalists, Mico ‘A’, who were upstaged by sister team Mico ‘B’, have been the best attacking and defensive team so far this season, and after dominating Group Six with maximum 24 points from eight games, they will be hoping to get the better of Group Three winners Cablepro in the other quarter-final.Despite their impressive record, the Mico team will enter today’s encounter without ace goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, who played her final game on Saturday against UTech Knights.Fowler-Reid left the island on Sunday for the ANZ Championship in New Zealand, but the Annette Daley-coached team still has national senior defender Vangelee Williams in their line-up.The consolation quarter-finals will also take place today, starting at 5:54 p.m. The games are: Speg A vs Waulgrovians B, Tivoli Gardens vs Skibo, Ravens A vs UTech Knights, and Molynes United B vs Molynes United C.
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Kolkata, Nov 1 (PTI) Former world number one Anjali Bhagwat today said pistol shooter Heena Sidhu is peaking at the right the time ahead of the next years Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.The two-time Olympian Heena clinched the womens air pistol at the Commonwealth Shooting championships in Brisbane to add to her three gold medals in the mixed air pistol, including the World Cup Final last week.”She is peaking up at the right time. She is currently preparing for the Commonwealth Games. She is number one in India currently and among the worlds top,” Anjali said on the sidelines of the RP-SG Indian Sports Honours jury announcement here.”She is a brilliant shooter, she has established that and shes showing her consistency. Winning the Commonwealth Championship along with the World Cup final is a great performance. Im looking for a great show from her at the Commonwealth Games,” said Anjali.She said awards are needed to motivate the athletes.”Its not just award but a token of love and appreciation from the society,” Anjali said.The jury is chaired by former all-England champion and chief national badminton coach Puellela Gopichand. The other members of the jury are multiple tennis Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi, legendary sprinter P T Usha and former hockey captain Arjun Halappa.”I hope these awards will inspire a huge number of people, and also the junior scholarship programme which is there will definitely help a lot of us to get into the sporting nation of the world,” Gopichand said.advertisement”In the last few years sports has taken a centrestage more than in the past. Im sure awards like these will actually provide the much-needed inspiration, motivation and support which all of us need in the sporting fraternity,” he said.Terming this an “authentic” sports award, Bhupathi said: “Having an award at the end of a season not only inspires youth but recognises the past players. Its exciting to have an authentic sport award in the country. It will definitely create an aspiration to achieve more.”The members of the jury also unveiled the trophy which will be handed over to the winners during the inaugural awards ceremony in Mumbai on November 11.Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli through his foundation and city industrialist Sanjiv Goenka have come together to create this platform to honour exceptional sport performances of the country. PTI TAP PDS PDS
Former Chelsea defender Chivers: Kids fighting tooth and nail for Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Gary Chivers believes the club will give manager Frank Lampard time in charge of his young players.Chivers feels the Blues legend will be cut plenty of slack due to his cult-hero status in west London.He told brightonandhovealbion.com: “They’re definitely in a transitional stage, but they will be fighting tooth and nail for Frank Lampard. The kids that have come in, the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, who have played at the likes of Derby and Aston Villa, have done brilliantly.“The fans will give Frank a lot of time because he was such a fantastic player and is a fantastic person. Appointing him is the best move Chelsea could’ve made because he loves the club, and knows the ins and outs of the club.“You can see that these players are playing for him. They’re a young side that are going to make mistakes, and Frank will too because this is only his second season as a manager, but the fans adore him and they will give him time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TORONTO – Hydro One Ltd. and Avista Corp. say their proposed merger has cleared another hurdle in the U.S.The two companies say the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has completed a review of the deal and found no unresolved national security concerns.The friendly deal announced last summer for the Ontario-based utility to acquire the U.S. energy company received antitrust clearance in the United States in early April and consent from the Federal Communications Commission on May 4.Avista shareholders had previously approved the deal on Nov. 21, 2017.The transaction still requires several other approvals, including from utility commissions in the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska.The companies say they anticipate closing the transaction in the second half of the year.Avista Corp. is involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses.Companies in this story: (TSX:H)
Due to the poor air quality, the city is urging residents to use the walking track at their own risk.The city apologized for any inconvenience this will cause residents. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Pomeroy Sport Centre will soon begin the process of putting the ice back in the arena.Ice Maintenance will commence on August 3rd and finish on the 16th.The City of Fort St. John Recreation explained in a post on Facebook that many machines will be operated at various times in the Pomeroy during the maintenance which could cause poor air quality.