ABC News (HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) — A pair of cold fronts moving across the eastern U.S. brought another round of heavy rain and some flash flooding on Friday. Over 3 inches of rain was reported outside of Huntsville, Alabama. This comes after parts of the Jackson, Mississippi, area saw daily rainfall records on Thursday with over 4 inches of rain in spots.Meanwhile the colder air behind these fronts is supporting a couple areas of light snow. Locally 6 to 8 inches of snow is being reported in northern Iowa this morning due to a fast moving but intense burst of snow in the colder air.Some more rain is expected along the East Coast today. A couple of gusty thunderstorms will also be possible in the Southeast — especially in parts of northern Florida, where very mild air will help fuel the storms. Jacksonville, Florida, reached a high of 85 degrees, a new record for the day, and 19 degrees above average.Meanwhile, as some of this moisture interacts with the colder air in the north, some snow is expected to move across the interior Northeast today, near the Canadian border. Snow will also sneak in behind the fronts and likely be enhanced along the Appalachians as well. The result of this is locally 2 to 4 inches in the far interior Northeast along the Canadian border, as well as along parts of the Appalachians into parts of West Virginia.On Sunday, as these fronts clear the East Coast, lingering snow squalls will be possible in the Northeast, as well as gusty winds locally over 30 mph. It should remain too warm along the coastline for any snow that does fall to accumulate.Then by early Monday a quick-moving clipper system will bring another round of snow showers to parts of the Northeast. A burst of light snow is possible with an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow from the Great Lakes to the Canadian border in the Northeast. There could be a very light accumulation in the lower Hudson Valley from this.On Tuesday another quick-moving system will develop in the Ohio River Valley and bring a burst of light snow from Indiana to the Northeast. Even though this storm will try to organize and expand its snow shield, it’s likely all snow accumulations for the Northeast will remain on the low end, with mostly rain or brief mixing in the Northeast cities. There is no indication at this time that this storm becomes a significant event.The next pronounced weather story is actually the unusually quiet sensible weather across much of the U.S. next week. Outside of rounds of storms in the Northwest U.S., there is no significant or widespread winter storm threat, which is somewhat unusual for this time of the year. Typically, January can be quite turbulent with round after round of storm threats moving across the country.Perhaps an even more significant story is the likelihood of well above average temperatures for the Eastern U.S. as we head into the middle of the month. This is also quite notable, as mid to late January is climatologically the coldest time of the year. Typically, there are brutal cold blasts tracking eastward across the country. However, as we head into late next week and beyond, it is look quite mild. At this time, widespread 50s are likely for the Northeast for several days in the middle of the month, which would be approximately 20 degrees above average.It’s important to note that although this looks like a prolonged mild trend, weather can change quite abruptly and dramatically. Simply said, there is still 7 weeks of meteorological winter to go. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
A good run for your moneyOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Charlie Hockey, HR manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories, takes us behind thescenes of an Olympic-style team-building eventThe Athenian Akabusi Challenge The Akabusi Company, Unit 14, Doolittle Mill, Froghall Road, Ampthill, BedsMK45 2ND Phone: 0870 444 1975 E-mail: [email protected] Laboratories is a multinational manufacturer and distributor of lifescience research and clinical diagnostic products. Each year, the NorthernEurope region, covering the UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Israeland South Africa, stages a staff conference with the aim of building effectivemulti-disciplinary teams, sharing information and motivating employees. The annual conference provides employees with the opportunity to meetface-to-face with colleagues from other territories with whom they usuallycommunicate with by phone, e-mail and video conferencing. It enables them toshare experiences and overcome any language or cultural barriers. Previously, the conference had focused on having a motivational speaker fromoutside the industry, followed by a series of break-out training sessions foremployees. For 2004, the company wanted to take a different approach that wouldreally capture the audience’s imagination and would consequently improveeffectiveness across the territories. Different approach When we began developing a new conference programme we wanted to present somethingdifferent for employees who are target-driven and competitive by nature. So weapproached The Akabusi Company [founded by Kriss Akabusi, famous for hisathletics and subsequent media career], which appeared to meet the requiredcriteria. The Akabusi Athenian Challenge is a computer-linked interactiveteam-building ‘game’ designed to communicate information in a fun and engagingway. It is based on a concept of ‘edutainment’, which enables teams to completevarious timed challenges both in- and outdoors. The challenge is based on anathletic theme and has a live scoreboard running at all times, so teams arealways aware of their position. The activities were specially designed forBio-Rad to ensure that messages were both appropriate and inspiring. The aimwas to leave the participants motivated for challenges they would face in theyear ahead. Customisation The conference involved 210 delegates from across the Northern European region.Prior to the event, a panel was formed made up of representatives from everyarea of the business along with The Akabusi Company and its technology partnerCorporate Adrenalin. Together they developed the different customised themesthat would make up The Challenge. In total, 26 teams participated in the training. Each one comprised at leastfive different nationalities, and representatives from four differentdisciplines. A trained facilitator was also assigned to every team to help theexercises run smoothly and to reinforce learning points. As the teams were chosen from across the different territories, ouremployees were encouraged to collaborate prior to the event. Before arriving,each team member was given the name of an animal and the objective was toarrive at the event as an interpretation of that animal. Other activities included: – Matching pairs – delegates had to match the two Bio-Rad products thatwould normally be sold together from a selection of pictures. – Finding your way around the company website – a set of questions weredevised to which the answers could only be found on the company website – Employee photo-fit – finding out who’s who in the company. – Guess what’s in the box – a Bio-Rad product was placed in a box and teamshad to guess what it was, using only their hands. The vocational training was tailored to each specific job function.Non-technical employees used one of our Bio-Education products to ‘solve acrime’ by carrying out various experiments using the products in our DNAfingerprinting kit, while members of the sales team took the opportunity tocarry out a review of the year and develop common goals for the future. Results The event achieved its objective to build effective teams within thebusiness and to bring together the whole of the Northern European region. Itenabled UK employees to share their experiences and working practices withtheir counterparts from different countries and feel that they were animportant part of the Bio-Rad team. VerdictUnited we standThe Akabusi Athenian Challenge helpedto produce a strong team identity within a large, multinational organisation,allowing individual employees to feel part of a bigger whole.Ease of use * * * *Ability to meet business needs ** * *Value for money ** * * *Impact * * * * * Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
It Happens Here (IHH), OUSU’s campaign against sexual violence, has partnered with Code4Rights and Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) to create a mobile app called ‘First Response’, which will provide Oxford University students with a straightforward way to report instances of sexual violence and access support.Code4Rights is a non-profit organisation that aims to address the gender gap in technology by teaching women with no previous experience how to code apps.Funding for the app was secured from Oxford University through the IT Innovation Fund and enabled Code4Rights to run sessions to teach coding to female students with no previous computing experience in order to build the app. The content was designed by IHH in collaboration with OSARCC.Criticisms raised through feedback sessions will be addressed throughout Trinity Term, with the aim of having the app functional by Saturday of 8th Week and ready to be publicised during Freshers’ Week 2015. Speaking at the first feedback event on 4th May, Eden Tanner, OUSU’s Graduate Women’s Officer, commented, “As someone who’s responded to a lot of sexual violence, I thought, ‘What do we really need?’ We need something accessible and convenient to support survivors of sexual violence in Oxford.“There’s definitely a possibility to extend to Brookes and Ruskin and other interested educational institutions. Long-term, it’s likely that it will spread nationally and even globally. Code4Rights is an international organisation.”Ellie Bennett, Volunteer & Outreach Co-ordinator at OSARCC, said, “This year there were 120 reported rapes in Oxford, up almost 82 per cent from last year. We know that only around 15-20 per cent of rapes are reported, so these numbers represent just a small proportion of survivors in our local area. Sexual violence removes our choice, our agency, our freedom to make decisions about our own lives – that’s why giving survivors back their options is so important to recovery, and it’s why one of our core principles at OSARCC is empowerment.” Anna Bradshaw, OUSU’s VP for Women, commented, “The lack of information about the services available to survivors of sexual violence, and to their friends and supporters, is a very real problem. We hope to close that information gap, and consequently to enable better support.
Indiana’s Looze Named Big Ten Men’s Swimming Coach of the YearIndiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze was named the Big Ten Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year, the league office announced on Tuesday.Looze, who became the first coach in Big Ten history to win both the men’s and women’s swimming coach of the year honors last season, is the first coach in conference history to repeat as both, as he was named Women’s Coach of the Year last week. Looze has now won Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year honors a total of eight times – five for the men and three for the women.Under Looze’s guidance, the Hoosiers placed seventh overall with a total of 229.5 points. The finish is the best for Indiana at a NCAA Championships since also placing seventh 38 years ago in 1979. The 229.5 points are the most for IU since scoring 274 in 1975. The top-10 finish for the Hoosiers at the NCAA Championships is the fifth in the last six years.For the second-straight season, Indiana finished as the top Big Ten team at the NCAA Championships – the best stretch for IU since accomplishing the feat for 15-straight seasons from 1964-78.Over the course of the meet, the Hoosiers had 13 individuals earn a total of 32 All-America honors – the most in program history in 42 years since the team tallied 36 in 1975.In February, Looze helped guide the Hoosiers to the program’s 25th Big Ten championship in program history and the first for the team since 2006. IU won the team title with a total score of 1,504 points.For the week, IU won a total of 19 medals – 12 gold, five silver and two bronze. Indiana also won four of the five relays at the Big Ten Championships, marking the first time in program history the team accomplished that impressive feat. The dozen league crowns are the most for the team since winning 13 in 1976.Vini Lanza was named Swimmer of the Championships after winning four gold medals and one silver over the course of the week. The sophomore won gold in the 200 IM, 200 butterfly, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. Lanza claimed silver in the 100 butterfly.Joining Lanza and Hixon on the All-Big Ten First-Team were Marwan Elkamash, Ian Finnerty, Bob Glover, Ali Khalafalla, Blake Pieroni, Mohamed Samy and Anze Tavcar. Glover was also named Indiana’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.Indiana had one of the best meets in school history, as the Hoosiers totaled 14 school records, five Big Ten records, six Big Ten Meet records, seven pool records, 16 NCAA A cuts, 87 NCAA B cuts and 64 personal-best marks at the Big Ten Championships.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Twitter Goshen Hospital reports increased number of COVID-19 patients requiring ventilators Google+ This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML) Goshen Hospital reports a higher number of COVID-19 patients particularly those requiring ventilators. Overall, the number of patients has remained in the mid-20s from last week and through the weekend. This last week saw a total of 6 deaths, the highest number by far for any week.“With the colder weather on the way, we continue to worry that more people gathered indoors will increase the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Dan Nafziger, Goshen Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist. “By now all the precautions may be like second nature to some of us – and to others, they may be a constant struggle. But please know, your efforts do make a difference – wearing a mask, hand washing and physically distancing. Most of our homes aren’t large enough to entertain more than a few people indoors. Staying home if you’re not feeling well is also critically important this cold and flu season – and having a COVID test if the situation warrants it. This has been – and continues to be – a very challenging time for all of us – as individuals, families, medical professionals and communities.”Dr. Nafziger added, “Many people are worried about how they will deal with feeling more isolated during the winter. Being outside can be critical to our emotional health. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and talk to your provider if you begin to feel depressed. And, reach out to your friends and family who may need your phone call, text or email to remind them you care. We’re still in the middle of this pandemic, but we’re not alone.” CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Tommie Lee – October 27, 2020 0 274 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleSouth Bend ReLeaf program announced for the coming monthNext articleNotre Dame Faculty Senate no-confidence vote against University President Fr. John Jenkins to be rescheduled Tommie Lee
HMNAO have produced information to show the visibility of the new crescent moon for May and June 2018 and the start of the holy month of Ramadan and the start of the Islamic Festival of Eid al-Fitr respectively.
On July 28th, the two-disc Garcia Live Volume Nine will be released, featuring previously unheard recordings from Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders during a performance on August 11th, 1974 at the Keystone in Berkeley, California. With Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, and Merl Saunders on keys and vocals, the band was rounded out by Martin Fierro on sax and flute, John Kahn on bass, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums—a group that later became Legion of Mary sans Kreutzmann and with Ron Tutt on drums instead.Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert Series AnnouncedAhead of Garcia Live Volume Nine‘s release, tracks off the upcoming album have been slowly rolled out to preview the record. Yesterday, “(I’m A) Road Runner” was officially released to the public and premiered via Grateful Web. “(I’m A) Road Runner” is a cover of Junior Walker’s 1966 Motown classic and was regularly performed over the years by Garcia with his various solo projects. This latest track off Garcia Live Volume Nine comes after the release of performances of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)” from the August 11th, 1974 Keystone show.You can listen to all three tracks below. You can also pre-order Garcia Live Volume Nine here ahead of its official release later in the month. Garcia Live Volume Nine Track ListingDisc One/Set OneThat’s What Love Will Make You DoLa LaIt Ain’t No UseMystery TrainDisc Two/Set TwoThe Harder They ComeAin’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)It’s Too Late(I’m A) Road RunnerThe Night They Drove Old Dixie Down[H/T JamBase]
Widespread Panic resumed their four-night run at the Hard Rock Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico with a “1986” theme. The band certainly kicked it off in old school fashion with Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”, marking the first time the song opened a WSP show since 1992, with Dave Schools performing lead vocals. JoJo Hermann then took lead vocals on his humorous tale of joining the band in “One Arm Steve”, which opened last year’s Panic en la Playa. Another original “Pleas” followed with John Bell singing lead, while Jimmy Herring and Schools weaved rhythms around each other like world-class opponents in a prestigious boxing match. The band then skillfully segued into “Christmas Katie” with the transition jam being especially noteworthy. Keeping the fire burning, the boys performed an extended rendition of “Junior”, a fan-favorite for its simple yet rough and aggressive tones.“Contentment Blues” from the album Space Wrangler came next, delivering all the most badass components; outrageous lyrics, heavy bass lines, and several jarring tempo changes. It will be hard to beat John Bell rappin’ about how the “the air smells sweet; the chicken tastes GOOD!” Jimmy Herring polished off another smooth solo in his off-the-cuff style, before Schools, Duane Trucks, and Sonny Ortiz grounded the rhythm to end the jam. Maintaining the intensity appropriate for the last night of music, the band dove into an absolutely ripping version of “Thought Sausage”. A cover of J.J. Cale’s song “Travelin’ Light” finished the first set of music with the lyrical reminder that “Travelin’ light… is the only way to fly” with Dave Schools hammering the abbreviated bass line nearly crushing his guitar into dust with every note.The second set kicked off with a cover of the Talking Head’s “Swamp”, which had not been played since Wanee 2016. Keeping the grit in the music, the band followed with an always raucous version of “Fishwater” which eventually segued right into the opening licks of “Surprise Valley”. The continuous flow of heaters persisted with the original “Rock”, another swampy song describing fishy water and laying at the bottom of a pool. Another heavy jam “Saint Ex” followed with Dave Schools absolutely ripping apart his bass once again. Another original, the lengthy jam, “Pilgrims”, came next, as John Bell comically improvised lyrics while Jimmy Herring soared through the inner workings of the cosmos.Widespread Panic debuted a new original song “Sundown Betty”, ultimately hinting at new material from the band and possibly the arrival of an upcoming album. The song had some suave riffs and John Bell delivered some trademark vocals in his signature style of crooning. Jimmy Herring iced the cake with a sizzling solo to finish this tune’s debut. The band then reverted back to the notorious psychedelic jam “Pigeons” which speculates the profound, philosophical conundrum: “What it’s like washing windows when you know that there are pigeons on the roof.” For the third night in a row, Widespread Panic invited a musical guest to make an appearance, this time in the form of Marcus King, who was omnipresent all weekend.Marcus King alternated lead guitar and lead vocals with Jimmy Herring and John Bell, respectively, on the old blue standard “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” which is accredited to Joseph ‘Blind Willie’ Johnson. The first time the band covered this song was in 1986 with the most recent time being in 2016. The band and Marcus then paid respect to fellow Georgian brethren Allman Brothers Band with an outstanding 20-minute version of “Mountain Jam” to finish the second set.The band returned to the stage to demolish a rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s classic blues song “Tail Dragger”. John Bell sings suggestively that “he gits what he wants, and don’t come sneakin’ back” and eventually hints that “they just might come sneakin’ back”. Hopefully, this means that the band will be returning next year to continue this tropical paradise festival. To conclude the final night of music and to close out the jubilee, the boys played a bittersweet and beautiful version of Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went” which they haven’t performed since 2016.Watch “Mountain Jam” below, courtesy of MrTopDogger:As always, the band executed each song with style, precision, and utmost professionalism. The mannerisms and facial expressions, especially with the guest musicians, are a quintessential example of the immense enjoyment that was shared by the band and the audience alike. The audience especially were very friendly, displaying nothing but love and comradery for the band and music in general. The venue once again hosted nearly three thousand lunatics, who’s zeal and enthusiasm was nearly uncontrollable. As long as the band continues playing, I will gladly return until I am physically unable to come back. Good job, ladies and gentlemen, until we dance again, stay happy and healthy.You can check out photos from Panic En La Playa below, courtesy of Dave Vann.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Hard Rock Resort | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/26/2018I: Werewolves of London, One Arm Steve, Pleas > Jam > Christmas Katie > Junior, Contentment Blues, Thought Sausage, Travelin’ Light (58 mins)II: Swamp, Fishwater > Surprise Valley > Rock, Saint Ex, Pilgrims, Sundown Betty^, Pigeons, Nobody’s Fault But Mine* > Mountain Jam** (110 minutes)E: Tail Dragger, High Time We Went (15 mins)Notes ^ FTP – New Original – JB lead vocals* w/ Marcus King on guitar and vocals** Marcus King on guitar‘Werewolves of London’ LTP 9/17/16 Asheville (50 shows) – First opener since 10/31/92 Athens (a lotta shows)‘Swamp’ LTP 4/16/16 Wanee 92 shows)‘Pilgrims’ with inverted intro‘High Time We Went’ LTP 9/23/16 St Augustine (47 shows)Widespread Panic | Hard Rock Resort | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/26/2018 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images
Saint Mary’s kicked off its premiere First Year Parents’ Weekend, hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Affairs, Friday evening.Freshman class president Caroline Koenig said the weekend was arranged for freshmen and their parents in order to bring families together sooner in the school year.“A lot of people felt as though it was too long to wait until Sophomore Parents’ Weekend to see students’ parents,” she said.Saint Mary’s president Carol Ann Mooney addressed attendees at dinner, which Koenig said was exciting for the student body. Mooney called the transition between first year and sophomore year a critical one, filled with a lot of important decisions, Koenig said.“This is the first time Saint Mary’s has hosted a weekend like this for first year parents,” Mooney said. “We were talking about the fact that we had events for parents every year, and we thought the first year parents’ event was orientation.“But then we realized that a lot happens between the date of orientation and the time we host Sophomore Parents’ [Weekend]. … It was a long time between seeing you and welcoming you to campus, so we decided to make a change.”The events scheduled for the weekend included different programs for parents and students to attend, Koenig said.“We decided to keep the events simple because it is the first First Year Parents’ Weekend,” she said. “We started off with check-in on Friday, and then on Saturday there were a number of information sessions as well as Riedinger House tours.”Programming included presentations on study abroad and the various programs offered at Saint Mary’s, Koenig said. Panel sessions featured professors and alumnae speaking about their experiences at the College and after graduation.“The main event of the weekend was a big dinner at the Hilton on Saturday night,” she said. “This included a DJ, a photo booth for students and parents to take pictures and the president of the College.”Koenig said the ultimate purpose of the event was to give parents the opportunity to get involved with the students after the completion of their first semester.“I hope that everyone had fun with their parents, and [their parents] got to see campus a little differently,” she said. “We’ve been here six months, and a lot has changed.”Tags: First Year Parents’ Weekend, freshman year, Student Government Association
Distinguished director and actor Nicholas Martin died on April 30 at Beth Israel Hospital after a long illness. The Tony nominee was 75 years old. Martin’s Broadway directing credits included Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, for which he received a Tony nomination, Present Laughter, Mauritius, Butley, Match, Hedda Gabler and The Rehearsal. He appeared on the Great White Way in productions including Alice in Wonderland, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Pantagleize, Exit the King, You Can’t Take It With You, The Wild Duck, Right You are If You Think You Are and The School for Scandal. Off-Broadway directing credits included Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, Saturn Returns, The New Century, Observe the Sons of Ulster, The Time of the Cuckoo, Chaucer in Rome, Fully Committed, Full Gallop, You Never Can Tell, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Sophistry and Bosoms and Neglect. Martin served as the artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival 2008 through 2010, where his directing credits included Knickerbocker, She Loves Me, The Corn Is Green, Where’s Charley?, Camino Real, Dead End and The Royal Family among others. As artistic director of the Huntington Theatre Company from 2000 through 2008 he directed Bus Stop, The Corn Is Green, She Loves Me, Present Laughter, Persephone, The Cherry Orchard, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Sisters Rosensweig, Laughing Wild, The Rivals, Sonia Flew, The Rose Tattooo, Butley, Springtime for Henry, A Month in the Country, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Betty’s Summer Vacation, Hedda Gabler, Fully Committed and Dead End. Martin recently withdrew from a production of The Seagull at Huntington, citing personal reasons. He had been set to direct a production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the venue in January 2015. View Comments