William Saliba’s agent spotted in Manchester amid United and Arsenal transfer links

first_imgAdvertisement Full Screen Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Skip Ad William Saliba’s agent, Djibril Niang, was in Manchester this weekend (Picture: Instagram)Ex-Arsenal star Lauren is convinced by Saliba’s potential after watching the teenager’s recent performances in France.‘Yes, he looks a very good player,’ Lauren told AmericanGambler.com.‘Strong, tall, can come out of the back with the ball and an international for France.‘He reads the game very well, which is important for a player at the back, you have to anticipate and he looks very good at just 18, so the future is bright!’ Coming Next Read More William Saliba’s agent spotted in Manchester amid United and Arsenal transfer links 1/1 Arsenal and Manchester United are battling it out for William Saliba this summer (Picture: Getty)William Saliba’s agent has been pictured in Manchester this weekend to fuel speculation that the Saint-Etienne defender could be set for a move to Old Trafford.Saliba broke into Saint-Etienne’s first-team in September and the 18-year-old had an outstanding debut season in France, making 16 appearances for Jean-Louis Gasset’s side which finished fourth in Ligue 1.Recent reports suggest that Arsenal are in talks over a potential deal for Saliba, but Unai Emery has no interest in loaning the youngster back to Saint-Etienne as the Ligue 1 outfit have requested.The Gunners need an immediate solution to their problems in central defence, with Kostas Manolas, Joachim Andersen and Mario Hermoso also linked in recent weeks.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Top articles SPONSORED Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 9 Jun 2019 5:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link987Shares 1 min. story by Metro About Connatix V67539 Video Settings Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More PLAY / More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Saliba remains open to a move to the Emirates, his representative, Djibril Niang, has hinted that the teenager could instead be joining United this summer after he uploaded an Instagram story from Manchester restaurant, Ivy Asia, on Saturday.It’s understood Saint-Etienne have slapped a €30million (£26m) price tag on Saliba, with Watford and Southampton also interested in the the France Under-19 international. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Saint-Etienne have set an asking price of £26m for Saliba (left) this summer (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho has also been impressed by Saliba after the youngster’s meteoric rise in Ligue 1.‘I think he has everything needed to become a good player, much like Kurt Zouma, who I signed,’ the former Manchester United and Chelsea manager said.MORE: Jose Mourinho would ‘seriously consider’ Newcastle United job Advertisement Skip last_img read more

Czech second-pillar pension system to close by January 2016

first_imgThe second pillar was introduced in January 2013 by the previous government, which then lost the general election the following October.Sobotka’s pre-election warnings that his party would scrap the system if it won undoubtedly contributed to the low take-up, and with some providers in the long-standing third pillar declining to participate.The second pillar is funded by diverting 3% of the 28% first-pillar social security contribution, alongside an additional 2% of members’ gross wages.Under the liquidation scheme, recommended by a cross-party working group appointed earlier this year, second-pillar members will be able to choose whether to receive their funds into private bank accounts, with the option of returning the 3% portion back into the first pillar, or reinvest them into existing third-pillar funds.Labour and Social Affairs minister Michaela Marksová, a CSSD member, had earlier argued for the 3% portion to be compulsorily returned to the first pillar. The Czech three-party coalition government has announced that the voluntary second-pillar pension system will be eliminated by January 2016, rather than a year later.The decision for the earlier date was spearheaded by prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his Social Democrat (CSSD) ministers and backed by those from the Christian Democratic Party (KDU-CSL).Sobotka explained to the press that the system was not beneficial for most Czech workers and had attracted relatively few members.Finance minister and deputy prime minister Andrej Babiš and his ANO 2011 party ministers unsuccessfully argued for the later date because of potential legal challenges from the 84,000-odd members of the second pillar, and the five providers who had set up 20 so-called ‘retirement funds’.last_img read more

Hog’s Breath Cafe founder sells Whitsundays mansion

first_img The breathtaking views from Chesapeake Whitsunday, which overlooks Airlie Beach and the islands.Mr Galloway, of the world famous Alabar horse breeding stud in Victoria, said he fell in love with the architecturally designed Chesapeake when he saw it from the air. “I was flying and I saw the mountain with Chesapeake on the top at 1000ft above sea level, it was like a beacon,” Mr Galloway said. “It’s a magic location here. Johnny Depp stayed at the bottom of the mountain when they filmed Pirates of the Caribbean. “It’s a very special part of the world and it’s been rebuilt after Cyclone Debbie, but now the tourism industry has taken a knock as there’s no international tourists.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:09Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIconic riverfront estate in Brisbane02:10 GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT SPARKS BIDDING FRENZY The property features two helipads and a 25-metre lap pool.Mr Galloway’s father was well known for breeding horses and he also owned the yacht, Koomooloo, which won the Sydney to Hobart in the late 1980s.Mr Algie built the four-bedroom house on the site, boasting 360 degree views to Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island from every room. The property comes with not one, but two, helicopter pads and a 25-metre lap pool. Ray White Whitsunday principal Mark Beale with Hog’s Breath Cafe founder Don Algie at Chesapeake Whitsunday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThe sale of the Whitsundays mansion is the largest transaction in the region for two years.It comes as this column reported last week that Mr Algie had sold a block of land he was holding onto for future development in Airlie Beach.The property at 21-23 The Cove Road sold to a prominent local in the real estate industry. Whitsunday Regional Council records show that a site, which can never be built out, was granted a development permit for change of use to short-term accommodation in July. The sale comes as agents in Queensland’s far north report unprecedented demand from southerners looking for luxury tropical getaways. Hog’s Breath Cafe founder Don Algie has just sold his mansion at Airlie Beach.Ray White Whitsunday principal Mark Beale said his team had just sold more than $21 million worth of stock in August and was fielding “dozens of calls” a day from southerners ready to travel to Airlie Beach as soon as the lockdown was over and the borders reopened.“So many people are looking to buy a holiday home in Airlie Beach with the option of living here full time or working from home,” Mr Beale said. “It feels like everyone from down south wants to have a property here. So many of our buyers are working remotely anyway.“Next time there’s a pandemic they will escape the lockdown as things are pretty much normal compared to down south. Rentals are going nuts. Holiday letting inquiries are very strong in particular for the expenses homes at Mandalay and on the waterfront in Airlie Beach.” INTERSTATE BUYERS LOOKING TO ‘BUG OUT’ TO THE REGIONScenter_img Ray White Whitsunday has sold ‘Chesapeake Whitsunday’, a three-storey house perched on a mountain 300 metres above Airlie Beach.HOG’S Breath Cafe co-founder Don Algie has sold his hilltop Whitsundays mansion in the region’s biggest sale in years.The local legend, who opened his first restaurant in Airlie Beach back in 1989, has offloaded the three-storey property known as ‘Chesapeake Whitsunday’ at 3/188 Mandalay Road to horse racing personality Alan Galloway.The off-market sale, through the Ray White Whitsunday office, is the highest sale price achieved on the Whitsunday mainland since 2018, when Mandalay estate sold for $14 million to a Sydney family. RELATED STORIES: BRISBANE SECURES AUSTRALIA’S TOP AUCTION SALElast_img read more

New Age seeking farm-out partner for South Africa block

first_imgOil and gas operator New Age Energy is seeking a farm-out partner for its Algoa-Gamtoos license offshore South Africa.New Age is the operator of the block with a 50 percent ownership, with Rift Petroleum – a subsidiary of Tower Resources – owning the remaining 50 percent.Tower Resources on Friday said New Age Energy had engaged Envoi Limited to conduct a farm-out process on behalf of both New Age and Rift to seek a partner for a material share of the license working interest, in return for funding a further 3D seismic survey over a portion of the Licence area.The new 3D seismic survey would focus on the Gamtoos basin and/or the South Outeniqua basin, the latter being part of the slope margin play being targeted by Total, Exxon and Equinor in adjacent acreage.Any prospects identified and high-graded during the processing and interpretation of the new 3D dataset could ultimately lead to a well being drilled in the 3rd Renewal Period, presently due to end in December 2023.According to Envoi, hired to carry out the farm-out process, the 9,369 km2 acreage straddles the Algoa and Gamtoos Basins, positioned at the eastern end of a series of en-echelon petroleum basins on the southern shelf margin of South Africa, which developed during the Jurassic break-up and separation of southern Africa from the Falkland Plateau of South America.Envoi said: “Recent geological reviews have shown that the true hydrocarbon prospectivity of the area has been largely unexplored by the drill bit, as historical wells were located using old 2D data and did not intersect valid closure or encountered only modestly developed reservoir sands at the fringes of the main depocentres.“Many of these old wells drilled in both the Algoa and Gamtoos Basins, however, either had shows, residual hydrocarbons and/or penetrated and confirmed three mature, wet gas to oil-prone shale source sequences of up to 4% TOC. Two of these source units lie within the Jurassic Early Syn-Rift fill and one within the subsequent Cretaceous Rift-Drift succession. Independent modelling confirms they are mature in both central basin play areas.”Envoi has said that modern 3D seismic led exploration is now required to accurately map and unlock the newly defined leads offshore.Per Envoi, the five primary leads alone are estimated capable of containing a combined ‘mean’ potential of 1.4+ billion bbls STOIIP (an upside of over 2 Billion STOIIP) and several hundred million barrels of recoverable resources in the three undrilled plays to be refined by new data.“The NewAge operated Group would now like to find a partner(s) interested in earning up to 50% of their combined 100% interest by contributing to past costs and funding a new 3D seismic survey before the current 1st Renewable Period of the Licence expires in August 2019 (estimated likely to cost US$ 7 million gross). The new partner will also have the option to earn additional interest by further contributions to an exploration well in the subsequent Licence Period,” Envoi has said.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Sherwood: Spurs sacking hurts

first_img Press Association The 45-year-old was relieved of his duties at White Hart Lane less than six months after he replaced Andre Villas-Boas in the dugout. Sherwood’s future was unclear throughout much of that reign, with constant speculation linking the likes of Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax’s Frank De Boer and Holland coach Louis van Gaal to his job. West Brom and former club Norwich are also looking for new managers and Sherwood’s impressive win ratio of over 59 per cent during his time at Spurs will no doubt alert those clubs. When asked in his press conference ahead of their final game of the season against Aston Villa he revealed he was not confident he would be managing anywhere next year. During his spell in charge Sherwood compared his position to that of a babysitter and a supply teacher and publicly criticised the commitment of his players after they slipped to an uninspiring 4-0 defeat at Chelsea. Sherwood’s side also lost 5-1 at home to eventual champions Manchester City and were knocked out of the Europa League in the round of 16 with a 5-3 aggregate defeat to Benfica. An impressive display in their last league game of the season saw them beat Aston Villa 3-0 and seal a return to the Europa League next season but the writing already appeared to be on the wall for Sherwood. Brazil midfielder Sandro, who fell out of favour under Sherwood, said last week that he expected to be working under a new boss while the approach to De Boer and constant link to the likes of Pochettino always suggested Levy was ready to make a change. And Daniel Levy confirmed Sherwood’s departure in a statement on the club’s official website on Tuesday afternoon. “We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the club. We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option,” the statement read. “Moving forward, now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new head coach. “We have a talented squad and exciting young players coming through. We need to build on this season, develop our potential and inspire the kind of performances that we associate with our great club.” Sherwood became the 12th Barclays Premier League manager to lose his job since the start of the season and told Sky Sports News he was disappointed to be sacked. “It is obviously a massive wrench to leave a club of the stature of Tottenham Hotspur, a club very close to my heart,” he said. As soon as it was announced that Sherwood was departing Tottenham, he was installed as favourite to fill the vacant hot-seat at Brighton. Oscar Garcia left the south-coast club after losing 6-2 on aggregate to Derby in the Championship play-off semi-finals and now Sherwood could replace him. Tim Sherwood admits it was a “massive wrench” to lose his job at Tottenham on Tuesday but he will be hoping he has made enough of an impression to land another managerial post. last_img read more

Wisconsin earns home ice with split

first_imgAndy Bohmbach assisted two shorthanded goals in the Badgers\’ 4-1 victory over North Dakota on Saturday.[/media-credit]Even with a 2-1 loss Friday against North Dakota, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team secured home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs.But following a 4-1 victory Saturday, the Badgers are now riding a wave of momentum — however small it may be — into the opener of the conference tournament.It was Senior Night Saturday at the Kohl Center, but freshman forward Derek Stepan momentarily stole the spotlight in the span of 1:42. With the game knotted at 1-1 and North Dakota on the power play after a Ryan McDonagh penalty, Stepan scored shorthanded to give Wisconsin the lead at the 9:30 mark of the second period.Teammate Andy Bohmbach was able to move the puck up the ice and draw two Sioux defenders before passing off to Stepan at the right faceoff circle. Stepan’s shot went just past the outstretched leg pad of UND goalie Brad Eidsness for a 2-1 UW lead.But Stepan wasn’t done just yet.Still down a man with McDonagh in the penalty box, it was the combination of Bohmbach and Stepan again connecting for the second shorthanded goal in under two minutes.“Tonight pucks just seemed to come find me,” Stepan said. “It felt good finally to catch some. I’ve been battling it, fighting it, gripping the stick pretty hard the last couple weeks. It felt good to finally get some bounces my way.”After the pair of Stepan goals, however, Wisconsin found itself in a familiar situation: entering the third period with a lead. Last weekend against Minnesota State, the Badgers led both games in the third period but escaped Mankato with just one point.But Saturday against North Dakota, junior forward John Mitchell made sure the seniors left the building victorious. Mitchell’s wraparound goal just past the midway point of the third period made it a 4-1 Badger lead, one they wouldn’t relinquish.“We played on our toes; we played aggressive,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “When [Mitchell] got that goal, that was the separation we really needed to seal the deal.”Playing in his last regular-season game, UW senior goaltender Shane Connelly put together a 38-save performance, which he said is one he won’t soon forget.“It ranks up there pretty high,” Connelly said. “On senior night, it makes it a little bit more special. It definitely ranks up there in pressure wins not just for me, but for this team. We needed to find a way to win a game, and we needed to find a way to win a game in the third period and hold onto a lead.”Junior forward Ben Grotting broke a scoreless tie early in the second period to put Wisconsin up 1-0. On a pass from Mitchell, Grotting netted just his fourth goal of the season but his second in as many nights.“Humongous weekend for Ben,” Eaves said. “Double-shifting him, killing penalties, playing with great energy, I think Ben is showing that he has another level inside of him. His ability to play this weekend was a statement. He led by that.”North Dakota’s Brad Malone tied things up when he put back a rebound given up by Connelly just 3:31 after Grotting’s goal. But Stepan and Bohmbach took over and scored twice to put Wisconsin up for good.“It was a turning point in the game for us,” Eaves said of the penalty kill. “To get those two goals shorthanded was one of the moments of the game that you would take a look at that was a determining factor.”The win cured two ailments the Badgers were dealing with: giving up third period leads and struggling at home. Wisconsin failed to secure victories twice last weekend against Minnesota State when holding a third-period lead and had won just once in its last six home games before Saturday’s victory.“Feeding off this game of winning in front of a big crowd, I think just makes us feel a little bit more comfortable with ourselves,” Connelly said. “We’re starting to regain that swagger back at home.”It was Grotting on Friday striking first for the Badgers 6:12 into the first period. Grotting took a centering pass from freshman Matt Thurber, who played the puck behind the net and found his teammate in the slot for a 1-0 lead.“Pucks were coming my way, and I was able to make some nice passes,” Grotting said. “My linemates were working hard. … I think it was one of my better games.”That would be the only offense out of Wisconsin for the rest of the night, however. Special teams for North Dakota would prove to be the difference.With Andrew Kozek in the penalty box, the Fighting Sioux were a man down late in the second period. That didn’t stop UND forward Matt Watkins, however, who scored shorthanded to even things up at 1-1.Watkins got past UW defenseman Jamie McBain in the neutral zone and had an open breakaway opportunity against Connelly. Brendan Smith couldn’t help out on defense in time, and Watkins beat the senior netminder.“It hit a piece of ice and popped right over my stick,” McBain said. “Unfortunately the guy had momentum and was going straight for the puck. Obviously, nothing you can really do on those. Just one of those bounces that you’d like back.”It was special teams again scoring for UND late in the third, though this time the Sioux goal came on the power play.UW’s Sean Dolan was whistled for interference at 12:56 in the final period when he knocked down the 5-foot-6 Ryan Duncan. The penalty proved to be a costly one.Chris VandeVelde provided the eventual game-winning goal at 14:01 with the man advantage on assists from Duncan and Chay Genoway. VandeVelde’s goal did more than secure a victory for the Fighting Sioux: It gave North Dakota the WCHA regular-season title and the MacNaughton Cup.Despite the loss, the Badgers clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Wisconsin was helped out Friday with losses by Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State.“It kind of brightens it up a little bit,” McBain said of getting home ice. “It’s always nice knowing we’re at home for the playoffs. … It’s maybe a little weight off our shoulders.”Saturday’s win coupled with a Colorado College tie against Denver secured Wisconsin the third seed in the tournament, meaning the team will play host to Minnesota State this weekend.The Badgers and Mavericks squared off just over a week ago, with MNSU taking three points from UW in Mankato. The rematch will give Wisconsin a chance to get some revenge.“Whoever comes in here is going to be looking to run us out of the building,” Connelly said. “We just saw Mankato, so we can learn from the mistakes that we made against them.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 DE Jamal Holloway decommits from SU

first_img Published on January 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Class of 2016 defensive end Jamal Holloway has decommitted from Syracuse, he announced in a tweet on Wednesday. He’s the 11th player to leave the Orange’s 2016 class since head coach Dino Babers was hired on Dec. 5.SU’s class is now down to 22 pledges, which includes three defensive ends — Joshua Black, Jaquwan Nelson, Kendall Coleman — with one week until National Signing Day. All three chose Syracuse in the past two weeks after previously being committed to other schools. Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot-3, 215-pound Holloway is ranked with three stars and as the 52nd best weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class. He’s also the second player from Camden (New Jersey) High School to decommit from SU’s 2016 class, joining outside linebacker Dymelle Parker.Holloway initially chose Syracuse on July 28. Only four players that committed to former head coach Scott Shafer’s staff remain in the 2016 class: early enrollees Moe Neal (RB/WR), Rex Culpepper (QB), as well as offensive lineman Sam Heckel and safety Scoop Bradshaw. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Defensive end Jamal Holloway joins Class of 2016Syracuse football recruiting: Former Illinois commit Joshua Black becomes 4th defensive end in SU’s 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: Jaquwan Nelson becomes 3rd defensive end in 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: 3-star 2016 DE Kendall Coleman flips commitment from Western Michigan to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: 2016 LB Dymelle Parker becomes 3rd player to decommit since Dino Babers hiringlast_img read more

Stidham limited at Patriots’ padded practice

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:49 IST Stidham Limited At Patriots’ Padded Practice Tom Brady’s departure has created a void the New England Patriots might need two quarterbacks to fill. One of those quarterbacks appears to be dealing with a setback that could hinder his chances to win Brady’s old job Tom Brady’s departure has created a void the New England Patriots might need two quarterbacks to fill. One of those quarterbacks appears to be dealing with a setback that could hinder his chances to win Brady’s old job.Second-year pro Jarrett Stidham was limited at Friday’s practice for the first time since the Patriots began the padded portion of training camp. Stidham was in uniform for the non-padded practice, but watched from the sideline with his helmet in his hand while standing next to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for much of the team’s combined scrimmage.The Patriots don’t appear too concerned about the 2019 fourth-round pick’s status.“Coach (Bill Belichick) held him today, but I’m pretty sure he’ll be out there ready to roll the next time we practice,” McDaniels said afterward.The 24-year-old Stidham is competing with veteran Brian Hoyer and recently signed 2015 MVP Cam Newton for the starting job. On Wednesday, Belichick said he would consider a two-quarterback system if that’s “what gives us the best chance to win.”Stidham struggled early on in camp to gain a rhythm with his receivers, throwing multiple interceptions. Belichick downplayed the quarterback’s miscues as simply knocking off some offseason rust.“I think in the early stages there’s definitely a timing, confidence, anticipation issues that are different from player to player,” Belichick said before practice. “The first day or two, three, whatever, is not as critical as going forward when you’ve been through things multiple times.”Stidham was the last quarterback on the field Friday and started his day taking snaps from an unguarded center alongside Hoyer and Newton.He progressed to throwing with Hoyer at roughly 15 yards apart and later threw short crossing routes as Newton and Hoyer worked with other receivers on downfield passes.The only deep throws Stidham made Friday were to a coach on an adjacent practice field as the punt teams worked on the main field.“You want to have the perfect day at practice, you want to have the perfect game, but I also believe it’s an imperfect game we’re playing,” Patriots quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch said about Stidham.Fisch said he was unaware of any significant injuries in the quarterback room.Newton and Hoyer split first-team reps during the team period of practice, with each orchestrating downfield drives.“As we’re going through the evaluation of the quarterbacks, we’re just trying to make sure they’re all getting similar plays — not worry too much about rep counts, per se,” Fisch said.McDaniels has been impressed with Newton’s ability to adapt to his new surroundings nearly two months after joining the team.“We added him basically in July, and I think he’s really busted his butt to try to learn and grow each day he’s been with us,” McDaniels said.McDaniels didn’t tip his hand as to which direction the Patriots are leaning at quarterback, but said he is itching for an answer.“As soon as the decision is made, then obviously that’s an opportunity to start going in a specific direction,” he said.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:49 IST COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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