first_imgHomeNewsEnvironmentRain possible this week Nov. 19, 2019 at 6:00 amEnvironmentFeaturedNewsRain possible this weekeditor2 years agofirerainweatherwinter12 Southern California may finally see rain following several days of unseasonal heat.Skies are expected to darken and the marine layer return starting Tuesday with mid to high level clouds moving in from the north.“The clouds and onshore flow will drop most temperatures about 15 degrees, bringing them back down to normal values,” said the National Weather Service (NWS).The NWS said rain is possible in Los Angeles County after midnight on Tuesday. Forecasters said the models estimate the rain will be less than initially thought and will move through the area faster than first predicted. Officials said Los Angeles County could see up to half inch.“The best chance of rain will be Wednesday morning and afternoon with rain tapering off overnight Wednesday and pretty much ending Thursday morning,” said the NWS forecast.“Since the bulk of the dynamics of this storm are concentrated in the southern portion of upper low’s flow it is likely that Orange and San Diego county will receive the majority of the rain from this system.”To the north, winds are picking up, rekindling fears of wildfire.Northern California is bracing for more power outages after Pacific Gas & Electric started notifying customers that it may turn off electricity Wednesday because of strong winds that could spark wildfires.The latest planned blackout is expected to affect 660,000 people in parts of 22 counties, including the San Francisco suburbs, Sierra Nevada foothills and wine country.The notices Monday come as California lawmakers prepare to grill PG&E officials at a hearing over massive outages last month, including one that affected nearly 2.5 million people.Local officials and customers said the utility botched communications and the outages meant to prevent electrical equipment from igniting fires were too broad.California regulators have ordered PG&E to say why it should not be sanctioned for violating state rules regarding such shutoffs.Three Day ForecastTuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.Tuesday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around [email protected] :firerainweatherwintershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentUS officials granting $29 million for coastal protectionDrunk driver kills elderly womanYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

first_img Upd. at 16:53 Valdes noticed his belongings at Man United’s training centre were not in their usual place, when he arrived with other first team members on Sunday. Sources reported in the English press say the Red Devils’ Spanish contingent, Herrera, Mata, De Gea, were unimpressed at the Dutchman because of the disrespectful treatment to his companion.  Louis van Gaal wants Victor Valdes out of Manchester United as quickly as possible. If the keeper didn’t realise that after Van Gaal’s quotes a couple of weeks ago, now he’s been put with the U21 team to train. CEST Sport EN 04/08/2015 The goalkeeper’s future is far from Old Trafford, and the club recently signed Argentine stopper Sergio Romero as another option.last_img read more

first_imgRacing stars Johnny Murtagh, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Patrick Mullins, Rachael Blackmore, Jamie Codd, Chris Hayes, Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden, Willie McCreery, Sandra Hughes and Shane Foley are just some of the jockeys and trainers who have signed up for the sixth annual Jog for Jockeys 5km and 10km races at the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 21st August. Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas winning jockey, Shane Foley was first jockey home in the 2015 10km race and is out to defend his title in this unique race at the Curragh Racecourse. The competition for the winning racing yard or stud farm team in the 5km is expected to be hotly contested. Each winning team member will each receive a €40 voucher, kindly sponsored by TRI Equestrian and a photoshoot for the yard with Alisha Flood. Teams already signed-up are: Sandra Hughes, Gordon Elliott, Ken Condon, Willie McCreery, Richard Brabazon, Darren Bunyan, Michael Halford, Alan Fleming and Johnny Murtagh. TRAMORE 12-8-2016.Racing stars are getting geared up for the 5km and 10km Jog for Jockeys at the Curragh on Sunday 21st August in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys.(L-R Back) Jonathan Moore, David Mullins, Robbie Colgan, Mark Enright, Andrew Lynch.(L-R Front) Sean Flanagan, Andrew Ring, Conor Maxwell, Ruby Walsh, Jonathan Burke.Photo HEALY RACING.center_img Ex-jockey Ken Whelan will act as MC and call both races to order and Dervla Duffy, National Elite 57kg Irish boxing champion will be on-site to provide a boxing-style warm-up. Start time for 10km run is 11am and the 5km runners will begin at 11:20am.Runners can still register online at www.jogforjockeys.ie for €20 or on the morning of the race at the Curragh Racecourse entrance building for €25. The registration desk will open at 8:30am. All monies raised will be donated to Irish Injured Jockeys. Sponsorship cards are also available online and from reception in Horse Racing Ireland at Ballymany, the Curragh, Co. Kildare.Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females home in both races and there will also be children’s prizes and a team prize for the 5km and 10km along with this year’s new category for the winning racing yard or stud farm in the 5km race.Any runners who bring their race number to the Curragh for racing later that afternoon will get free entry to the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Trials meeting, featuring the Galileo Futurity Stakes and Debutante Stakes. The first race is at 2.15pm.Leading National Hunt Jockey, Barry Geraghty said: “I’ve run both 5km and 10km routes at Jog for Jockeys over the past five years. Whether you are a walker, jogger or serious runner, I’d encourage everyone to give Jog for Jockeys a go next Sunday. There is a great atmosphere and there is good bit of rivalry between the jockeys and trainers.  More importantly, it’s for a really worthy cause. Irish Injured Jockeys provide vital support for jockeys – all funds raised go to the injured riders who are in most need of support.”Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said: “With just a week to go, I’d urge as many runners and walkers to register for the 5km or 10km at www.jogforjockeys.ie. It’s a great opportunity to walk, jog or run around the iconic Curragh Racecourse and meet lots of racing stars along the routes. Online entry costs €20 or entry on the day costs €25, for either route. A team of five is €100, with the three best times to count. Children under 16 can run for free but if they would like to be in with a chance to win a prize, they can register at the junior rate of €10. We had a great turnout last year and we’re hoping for even more support this year.”All runners will receive a race t-shirt and regardless of distance, all participants will be provided with timing chips to record accurate race times. Free refreshments will also be provided.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgKerr lead the second game 3-2 as he served deep toMulkerrins’ stronger right hand. He stretched that advantage to four points asthe Tyrone man began to create opportunities for kill shots. His Galway opponentmaintained his composure throughout and levelled the game at 6-6 with someexcellent right hand kill shots. Mulkerrins, who beat Mayo’s Vinny Moran in thesemi-final, powered 10-6 in front before Kerr reduced the deficit to 11-9.Mulkerrins called a timeout but it did not stop his opponent’s momentum as thepair were level at 11-11. Ker claimed the next two aces as a Mulkerrins missand an excellent serve saw him move two points away from victory. TheAll-Ireland 40×20 senior doubles finalist was determined to bring this match toa tiebreaker as a right hand kill shot reduced the deficit but Kerr managed toregain the serve. A right hand kill and a long ball by Mulkerrins gave theTyrone native a deserved victory. The match finished 15-12, 15-12. Martin Mulkerrins (left) was defeated by Sean Kerr. In the middle is Senior Ladies winner Martina McMahon. Mount Talbot hosted their ninth annual One WallTournament as handballers descended on Roscommon for a busy weekend of action.With over 150 games played across the competition in Mount Talbot and theMattie McDonagh centre, Galway players were among those competing for medals.Martin Mulkerrins reached the final of the Men’s Open where he faced Sean Kerr.The Tyrone man started the match strongly as he powered 5-0 ahead as he frequentlylanded over head shots into the corners of the court. Mulkerrins struggled togain momentum, especially on his serve. He was able to target Kerr’s left handwhich helped to level the game at 5-5. The Moycullen man fell behind once morebefore he gained the lead for the first time at eight points to seven.Mulkerrins went 12-11 clear and within three points of claiming the openinggame. The Breacach player regained the serve and produced some excellent servesand right-hand kills to claim the opening game 15-12. Martin Mulkerrins in action against Sean Kerr. There was success for Galway in various age groupswith Jack Ó Conghaile winning the Boys U10 tournament, James Garvey claimingthe U11 Boys Plate tournament while Feidhlim Ó Diollúin won the U14 Platetitle. Clíona Ní Chonghaile finished runner up in the Girls U15 tournament. Annaghdown’sElla Sweeney won the Girls U12 Plate competition while Ava Sweeney claimed theGirls U15 Plate. It was an all Micheál Breathnachs final in the U17 Platecompetition as Dara Ó Laoire defeated Cathal Ó Laoire. Graham Casburn finishedrunner up in the Men’s Masters Tournament while Mike Dillon won the Platecompetition in the same age grade as he beat Gerry Ó Fátharta in the final. Overall it was a successful weekend for Galway handballersas preparations continue for the Wall ball Nationals at the start of July. Micheál Breathnachs’ Mike Dillon and Gerry Ó Fatharta competed in the Men’s Masters Plate Final. MoycullenClub One Wall Tournament Results:Junior Primary Schools Boys CupWinner Aaron O’Donnell, Runner up RyanBeattyJunior Primary Boys PlateWinner Lucas Lydon, Runner Up: AdamHanleyJunior Primary School Girls Cup Winner Sophie Golden, Runner up AoibhinnLeonard; Junior Primary Schools Girls PlateWinner Stephanie Golden, Runner Up:Ciara Ní RaghallaighSenior Primary Girls Cup WinnerCara Hanley, Runner Up: Stephanie Walsh Senior Primary Girls PlateWinnerElla Darcy Devine, Runner Up: Orla Cunningham. Secondary School Girls CupWinnerOlivia King, Runner Up: Anna McLoughlin.Secondary School Girls PlateWinnerMartha Kyne, Runner Up: Irene KyneSenior Primary Schools CupWinnerBen Magee, Runner up: Mark Gillespie Senior Primary Schools PlateWinnerCharlie Cox, Runner Up: Colm Davoren. Secondary Schools Boys CupWinnerPadraic McNeela, Runner up: Liam DavorenSecondary Schools Boys PlateWinnerEwan Hynes Runner Up: Mark Kearns Men’s Doubles CupWinnersJack McNeela /Jake Fahy, Runners up James Dempsey/ David Donohue Ladies CupWinnerNicola Darcy, Runner up Nuala McDonaghLadies Plate WinnerCaroline Darcy, Runner up Lorraine Faherty print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgAnne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ With Embiid leading the way, the Sixers are no longer the NBA’s laughingstock. They’re only 14-26 but have rejuvenated a city that has patiently waited for a winner through three miserable seasons.DeMar DeRozan scored 25 and Kyle Lowry had 24 for the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors. CBBFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal LATEST STORIES Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Philadelphia 76ers’ Ersan Ilyasova goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. APPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 26 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 18 and the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 94-89 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in nine games.Embiid, who was questionable because of the flu, surpassed 20 points in fewer than 30 minutes in his 10th straight game.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img World Motor Sport Council approves sale of F1 to Liberty Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgShare on Twitter Ben Barba inspires leaders St Helens to another victory at Castleford Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Warrington Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Rugby leaguecenter_img “I read them a poem by Ebenezer Elliott,” Price said. “I can’t say what sort it was. It was something different. It was a one-off.” Whatever it was, it certainly worked and, with results elsewhere, it ensured the Wolves strengthened their grip on third, as well as moving to within two points of second-placed Wigan following their defeat at Hull place.As for Hull, though they were eventually well beaten as their inexperience told after half-time, this still felt like a night to be optimistic about their season moving forward. “I thought in the first 40 we played as well as we could have but unfortunately in the second half we just ran out of gas,” their coach, Lee Radford, said.It was hard to disagree with his assessment. Few could argue with the 12-point half-time lead Hull amassed through tries by Dean Hadley and Mickey Paea – and all this with almost a dozen first-team regulars absent. Things could get worse before they get better too; Jake Connor, Hull’s lynchpin of recent weeks, left the field here with a hamstring injury.With a Challenge Cup quarter-final against St Helens next Sunday, that is far from opportune timing. Price’s attempts at becoming Warrington’s first poet laureate certainly did the trick in regards to his own side, though; and by the hour mark they had forged into a lead that Hull’s young, tiring side were unable to overturn.Tries by the ever impressive Harvey Livett and Kevin Brown levelled the scores before Ben Murdoch-Masila put the hosts ahead, with Livett converting all three scores. He was also on target twice more in the final quarter, adding the extras to the tries scored by Josh Charnley and Ryan Atkins to ensure Warrington’s latest victory. Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Super League XXIII (2018) Hull FC By the end this felt like a night where there were grounds for optimism in both camps, despite the slightly lop-sided result. For Warrington there was the satisfaction not only of an instant return to winning ways but of a second-half performance which solidified their position inside Super League’s play-off places.With the side trailing 12-0 at half-time questions might have been asked of Steve Price and his side as they appeared destined for a second consecutive defeat. A run then of 30 points answered many of those questions but what prompted such a dramatic turnaround will not appear in too many coaching manuals. match reports Support The Guardian Reuse this content Super Leaguelast_img read more

first_img Brand Jamaica will be on display during the staging of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, through the hosting of Jamaica Commonwealth Manor.  “Jamaica House has provided a highly visible avenue for exposing the Jamaica brand to the world… . We expect the Jamaica Commonwealth Manor to build on the experiences generated by the previous staging of Jamaica House,” he noted. Story Highlights “The Commonwealth Manor will not only showcase our athletic prowess and achievements but will also highlight our administrative abilities to be game changers, and showcase our ability to leverage Brand Jamaica in an international space. This will allow us to establish partnerships with like-minded nations, promote sport tourism on an international platform, and promote Jamaica as a destination of choice to achieve excellence in sport preparation and execution,” he noted. Brand Jamaica will be on display during the staging of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, through the hosting of Jamaica Commonwealth Manor.The facility, which will serve as the official hospitality house of the Jamaican delegation, will be housed at the Helm Bar and Bistro in Queensland at no cost to the Government.It will be open to the public for the duration of the Commonwealth Games from April 4 to 15.Jamaica Commonwealth Manor will serve as a venue for supporters of the country’s athletes during the games and feature live entertainment from international artistes, Jamaican dance contests, as well as showcase a suite of Jamaican cuisine and beverages.Activities for the period include the opening launch, press conferences, panel discussions as well as meet and greet with several Jamaican athletes.Speaking at a press briefing held today (February 23) at the Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Denzil Thorpe, said the Manor presents an opportunity to promote Brand Jamaica at the games.“The hosting of Jamaica Commonwealth Manor is an opportune avenue for promoting Brand Jamaica and generating excitement about our beautiful country as a unique brand in terms of its location, its products and, in particular, as a great sporting nation with high-level athletes, coaches and physical-education teachers,” he noted.Mr. Thorpe pointed out that Jamaica Commonwealth Manor is a spin off ‘Jamaica House’, which was first featured at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and again held at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the World Championship in London in 2017“Jamaica House has provided a highly visible avenue for exposing the Jamaica brand to the world… . We expect the Jamaica Commonwealth Manor to build on the experiences generated by the previous staging of Jamaica House,” he noted.President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, said that a major focus of Jamaica Commonwealth Manor will be to promote the work of the entity in an international space.“The Jamaica Commonwealth Manor… will start a debate on Jamaica’s contribution to sport. Also, with all that is happening in the sport world now – anti-doping, corporate governance and the real and perceived breaches of that, we feel that even during the games, the dialogue must continue, and what better opportunity than at international games when you have all stakeholders present,” he argued.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the JOA, Ryan Foster, said that the Manor will be the hub for press conferences, hosting sessions designed to promote the JOA as well as Jamaican athletes and culture.“The Commonwealth Manor will not only showcase our athletic prowess and achievements but will also highlight our administrative abilities to be game changers, and showcase our ability to leverage Brand Jamaica in an international space. This will allow us to establish partnerships with like-minded nations, promote sport tourism on an international platform, and promote Jamaica as a destination of choice to achieve excellence in sport preparation and execution,” he noted.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – A subsidiary of Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corp. says gold production at its Tanzanian operations plunged 45 per cent last quarter as it grappled with export restrictions from the country.London-based miner Acacia Mining, owned 64 per cent by Barrick, says the drop in production resulted from reduced operations at its Bulyanhulu mine and producing mostly from lower-grade stockpiles at its Buzwagi mine.Production totalled 120,981 ounces for the quarter ending March 31, down from the 219,670 ounces the company produced last year.Acacia reduced production at both mines after the Tanzanian government imposed export restrictions on gold and copper, while the company is also still facing a potential $240-billion tax bill from government.Barrick Gold said last October that it had negotiated a deal with the Tanzanian government that would include profit sharing and a $380 million goodwill payment, but discussions on a potential resolution continue.The company’s production was in line with the lowered guidance it posted earlier this year, when it announced an $815 million impairment charge on the complications.Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX)last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: On the advent of artificial technology and rapid adoption of technology in the country, human resource professionals believe that one-third of existing job roles in various industries will get automated in the next three years, according to a survey. A survey by job portal Shine.com has revealed that one-third of existing job roles in various industries will get automated in the next 3 years changing the Indian jobs landscape. The survey was done by job portal has conducted a survey in metro cities among HR professionals in sectors including IT, education and training, banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), manufacturing, retail, auto among others. Further, about 45.5 percent of the HR professionals said they plan to adopt technology-driven tools such as AI tools, virtual reality and hiring tools within their organisations in the coming 12 months, it said. Additionally, 36.75 percent respondent surveyed expect some kind of disruption in their industry in the next 2-3 years. “With a host of innovations and technological changes coming up and with cutting-edge technologies like AI and machine learning becoming more and more integral to business operations across sectors, the demand for professionals with evolved, tech-led skill-sets will only increase further in 2019,” Shine.com CEO Zairus Master said. Expertise in areas such as data compliance and cyber security will also be much sought-after, given how critical data privacy and information security have become in the global business discourse, he said.last_img read more