Make sure your family is prepared for severe weather this season

first_imgMASON CITY — With this being Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Iowa, it’s a time that families should sit down and think about the things they should be doing if severe weather goes through the area.Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve O’Neil says people need to have an awareness to what is a safe location no matter where they are at.   “You want to make sure your family knows what those locations are. At home, where’s the best place they should go. At school, at work, or if they are out in a vehicle, identifying what is a safe location. In a vehicle, there’s a lot of misnomers of where you should go, such as an underpass. That’s actually one of the worst places to be during a wind storm or a tornado. Low areas like that could flood easily.”O’Neil says if a tornado warning is issued, take shelter in the basement of your home immediately and don’t try to look for the tornado. “The best for everyone is if you have a basement, go to the basement. There’s no particular corner or anything, basically away from the walls, under something sturdy, or if underneath your stairwell is clear. Get to a good secure place in the middle.”O’Neil says if you don’t have a basement, get to the lowest level that you have.  “And put as many walls as you can between you and the outside. If you have an interior bathroom, that’s a great place to go. Inside the tub offers extra protection. If you have a closet that’s internal, that’s another good place. Just even a hallway that you can shut the bedroom doors and other doors and stay in the hallway more toward the center of the house, that’s where you want to be.”If a storm causes major damage to an area, things like phone service may be interrupted for long periods of time. O’Neil says you should figure out a plan that allows all family members to keep in touch to make sure they are safe after a disastrous storm.  He recommends they find a friend or family member that does not live in the area, that way each member can call in and you can do a follow-up later. “If you pick someone in the same community, the chances are they are affected too and you may not have that communication.”Today’s Severe Weather Awareness Week topic is “family preparedness”. For more about this topic and the others being covered this week, click here.last_img read more

President Trump to Make Announcement About Census Citizenship Question

first_imgHis administration’s efforts to add the question have been blocked in court so far. President Trump is expected to announce today that he’s taking executive action to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.It will be an executive “action” not to be confused with an executive “order” or Presidential memorandum.Trump tweeted this morning that after today’s social media summit at the White House, he’ll hold a news conference on “the census and citizenship” in the Rose Garden. last_img

Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20 and Zebre in FM 20; Juventus really can’t catch…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn VskyyxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew6n6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) dkeWould you ever consider trying this?😱ek1wCan your students do this? 🌚fuylzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Earlier this year, EA Sports lost their rights to use the Juventus’ club name, jersey or stadium in their annual installment FIFA, due to Japanese video game publishers Konami securing their rights for the Italian champions. Now SEGA is following the same, as the Old Lady will be renamed to ‘Zebre’ in their upcoming simulator Football Manager 2020.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPJust like FIFA, SEGA’s managerial simulator annual franchise will see the Bianconeri in a new club crest, redesigned jersey, and a custom stadium. However, they will too be able to retain the players’ names and faces.Just like the name ‘Pienonte Calcio’ was inspired from a defunct Italian club ‘Piemonte FC’ from the early days of Prima Categoria, ‘Zebre’ is one of the many nicknames Juventus has gained. ‘Zebre’ means zebra in Italian, a nod to the club’s black and white jersey.Advertisement Check out this in game picture below, showcasing an unlicensed Juventus, courtesy of Courtesy: Goal.comModders have already started creating fixes and unofficial patches that players can use to alter the name back to Juventus. This will also help with the in game naming of Champions League and Europa League into Euro Cup and Euro Vase, respectively, also due to licensing issues, as its currently held by EA Sports.Advertisement Football Manager 2020 is releasing 19 November on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, macOS and as a launch title for Google Stadia. Advertisementlast_img read more

Timeless Collins targets records in Rio

first_imgVeteran sprinter Kim Collins is aiming to set records should he qualify to represent St Kitts at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.Should he make the team, it would be his sixth Olympic Games, but that is not the record he is aiming for.Collins says he would be going to Rio to do something no other man his age has ever done.The sprinter turns 40 years old in April, and has for the past few years defied time and convention by running faster as he has aged. In 2014 at age 38, Collins who is based in Jamaica, ran a personal best and age group record for men 35 and over, 9.96 seconds in London, almost a full tenth of a second faster than the 10.07 seconds he ran to win World Championship gold in Paris, France 13 years ago. In Rio, he wants to be faster.”I think it would be an amazing achievement to just have been to six Olympics,” said Collins. “First of all, I want to make the team, but for me personally I am looking to run under 10 at 40. That is my main goal and then whatever else happens, if I go out in the first round or whatever I would be happy with that because not everybody can hold up as a sprinter.”The 13-year-old age-group record for 40-year-old men is 10.29 seconds and is held by Troy Douglas of The Netherlands.CUTTING BACKTo ensure that his body holds up this year, Collins, who is coached by his Jamaican wife, Paula plans to cut back on his indoor season.”Last year, I had nine races. This year, we will have five including Dusseldorf, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Stockholm and Glasgow and then World Indoors,” he said.With the reduced schedule, Collins believes he will have enough left in the tank for that big push towards his goal for Rio.”I think I have it in me, based on where I am now I think I can go,” said Collins, who explained that he believed he could have achieved that goal in Beijing at the IAAF World Champions last August. “I got a little distracted after indoors last year and it threw everything off and I lost focus.”He concluded that at his age he is not trying to keep pace with the younger generation.”I am not trying to keep up with them. I am trying to run wey lef’ dem,” he said with a laugh.last_img read more

400 metres finals push – Cameron urges young stars to step up

first_img URGE FORWARD Bert Cameron, the elder statesman of the 400 metres, is full of praise for the young Jamaicans who currently compete in his pet event. Cameron, the 1983 World 400 metres champion, is also encouraging the likes of 2016 Olympic 4×400 relay silver medal winners Javon Francis and Nathon Allen to excel in the individual event. Speaking before a Cameron Blazers training session earlier this week, the 1984 and 1988 Olympic finalist was looking forward to great days for Francis, Allen and other upcoming Jamaicans in the 400m. “I can’t wait to see the day when the quarter-milers are genuinely back because that’s the only race I really love,” he hoped. “I just want to see those individual runners get to finals,” he said. The last Jamaican male 400m runner to reach a World or Olympic final is Jermaine Gonzales, who raced to a close fourth in the 2011 World Championships. Gonzales, who is making progress after several injury setbacks, was among those hard at work during the ensuing Blazers workout. At the 2016 Olympics, Francis and Rusheen McDonald, national record holder at 43.93 seconds, both reached the semi-final stage, but no further. With Allen blazing a 43.5-second relay leg in the heats and Francis storming a 43.9 anchor in the final, Jamaica took silver in the relay. That earned praise from Cameron. It also led him to urge them all forward. “If you win a silver medal in an open event then you know you’re doing something,” he said. Cameron believes fast running in individual races should spill over into the relay. “And then, if you’re running that fast in the individual races,” he asserted, “then you know that you run faster relays, at least a second faster.” After naming Francis and Allen specifically, he predicted: “I see some good young quarter-milers, so hopefully, we can challenge the United States because remember we’ve won that before.” That comment was a reference to the Jamaican 4x400m victory over the Americans in the 1952 Olympics in London by Arthur Wint, Les Laing, Herb McKenley and George Rhoden. Jamaica also beat the USA to win World Indoor titles in 1991 and 2004. “You know, those days will come back,” said the coach who directed Gonzales to a number 2 world ranking in 2010, Rosemarie Whyte-Robinson to the 2012 Olympic women’s final, and Tiffany James to the World Under-20 gold medal this summer. “I want to live to see that,” he concluded.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal looks to Australian Open with confidence after surgery

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asked Thursday to assess his fitness level out of 10 ahead of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Nadal said: “I don’t know . I am not that good with numbers.“I started about two weeks ago and I am taking small steps forward. I am just making sure I am moving forward and it’s not a step backwards. I know I have time to be ready for Melbourne at 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Australian Open starts Jan. 14.Nadal, who won his 17th Grand Slam at the French Open in June, said he was happy with his progress “but of course I need to prove myself in competitions and hopefully, playing here will help me take the first steps.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ The exhibition tournament also features top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who had surgery in February for an injured right elbow.“It’s been a very exciting 12 months. Last year here, I was still carrying the injury of the elbow that resulted in the surgery,” Djokovic said. “I am grateful that this season has taught me a lot about myself as a tennis player and as a person. I really had to dig deep to sort of turn the table in my favor.”Djokovic, who raised his haul of major trophies to 14 this year with Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, said his aims had changed.“I feel I am not prioritizing success on the tennis court for the sake of success only as I used to do probably until about five years ago,” Djokovic said. “For me, tennis is more of a platform now for other things — for the values that I want to share and the messages that I want to give out to the young generation.”The exhibition tournament also features a one-off match between the Williams sisters — Venus and Serena — on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green lift Raptors past Heat Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title.A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had ankle surgery at the start of November.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

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Man fined $ 15,000 for narcotics possession

first_imgVinjindra Kayman was on Thursday fined $15,000 for narcotics possession after he admitted to the Wales magistrate that Police, on Wednesday, found him with 2 grams of cannabis at Bell West, Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The 43-year-old was also charged with having a pipe that is used to smoke the prohibited substance. He pleaded not guilty to this offence by simply saying that he did have the pipe to smoke marijuana. Kayman’s fine carries an alternative of one month’s jail.last_img

‘He wouldn’t get into the Bournemouth team!’ – Fans divided by playmaker’s display in Liverpool win

first_img//[View the story “‘He wouldn’t get into the Bournemouth team!’” on Storify] Adam Lallana is a classy player no doubt, but sometimes he flatters to deceive.The Liverpool midfielder started as the Reds edged a narrow, and controversial, 1-0 win over Premier League newboys Bournemouth.The former Southampton man cut a peripheral figure throughout the 90 minutes, although his effort throughout cannot be denied.Liverpool fans seem divided by the quality of Lallana’s display, with some calling for him to get the chop against Arsenal whilst others insisting he was a contender for man of the match.Some of the best reactions can be found bellow: Adam Lallana center_img 1last_img

City, ACLU reach settlement agreement on homeless

first_imgThe city of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a settlement allowing the homeless to sleep on city sidewalks, according to City Council President Eric Garcetti. Under the settlement, the Los Angeles Police Department will not arrest people for sleeping on city sidewalks between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. That policy will remain in place until the city is able to build 1,250 affordable housing units. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more