New storms to cross US with heavy snow, dangerous thunderstorms, wind chills

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A wintery blast will hit a large part of the country as a couple of storms cross the nation.As of Friday morning, 11 states, from California to Minnesota, are on alert for a storm to hit.The first storm is expected to bring rain and snow to the West Friday — all the way into Southern California.A winter weather advisory has been issued for the mountains outside of San Diego, where some areas may see up to 8 inches of snow.Some much-needed rain is expected in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego Friday.By Saturday night into Sunday, the same storm system will move into Central U.S. with snow for the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes, where a winter storm watch has been issued already.Later on Sunday in the South, a second storm from the Southwest could bring severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few tornadoes to Texas and Oklahoma.That second storm will move east and could bring heavy snow Monday into Tuesday from Chicago to New York City.This weekend, a foot of snow may fall in the Rockies and up to 7 inches may fall in Minnesota and Iowa.It is too early to say how much snow the second storm will bring early next week, but some areas could see more than 6 inches of snow from Illinois to New Jersey.Friday night, ahead of the snowy weather, an Arctic air mass will settle in the Midwest and the Northeast.Actual temperatures are below zero Friday morning in parts of the upper Midwest. This air mass will move into the Northeast Friday night.Wind chills are expected to be near zero in western New York, Pennsylvania and into New England Saturday morning, and in the teens along the I-95 corridor.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held April 12

first_imgOn April 12 the members of the Faculty Council heard the five-year legislated review of the rules regarding the awarding of degrees summa cum laude and a report on English honors. They also discussed the Faculty Council election results and potential changes to the Handbook for Students.The Council next meets on April 26. The preliminary deadline for the May 2 meeting of the Faculty is April 18 at noon.last_img

Work has begun on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites, which receives 5 * level facilities

first_imgValamar has started work on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * hotel in the Borik area of ​​Poreč, which will welcome the 2019 season with 5 * level facilities. Valamar thus continues to develop the Borik zone through accommodation and the offer of more added value, and with this investment it plans to create 100 new jobs. The future Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * is designed for families with children and this investment will expand the offer of family vacations in Porec where guests will be able to enjoy V level services, luxury suites with sea views, more than 200 m2 attractive swimming pools, beaches, restaurants, sports facilities and Maro offer for children of all ages.Construction works have begun with the preparation of the construction site and the demolition of existing buildings, and part of the promenade along the beach will be fenced off from November 1, followed by construction and additional arrangement of the beach. Valamar points out that special care will be paid to arranging horticulture and planting new trees, plants and ornamental plants that are indigenous to the Istrian climate.The works have started according to plan, Valamar points out and emphasizes that they once again thank their fellow citizens for their understanding due to the limited access to this part of the promenade during the works during this autumn and winter. “Since 2017, HRK 4,6 million has already been invested in the beach in front of Valamar Pinia, in the arrangement of a sandy beach for families with small children, additional stairs to the sea, reconstruction of the protective embankment along the breakwater (schoolchildren), public lighting and showers, locker rooms , umbrellas, deck chairs and other equipment. Almost one million kuna was invested in Trattoria La Pentol in Borik, while 2,4 million kuna was invested in arranging the beach in front of the Pical hotel”They pointed out from Valamar. In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle in the amount of HRK 752 million, which is a continuation of the company’s investment strategy in repositioning its portfolio towards high value-added offers and services.One of the major investments this year is certainly the repositioning of the current Istra Sunny Camping 2 * in Funtana in Poreč. This camp is entering the second phase of the investment to become a 5 * camping resort next season called Istra Premium Camping Resort and with the ambition to become one of the better camps in Europe.last_img read more

St. Lucia opposition urges government to take a stance on marijuana

first_imgLeader of the main opposition St. Lucia Labor Party (SLP), Philip J. Pierre, has asserted that this country must take a position on marijuana, declaring that it is an issue that can no longer be dodged.Pierre recalled that the 2016 election manifesto the SLP declared that the party would have a commission to discuss marijuana.He noted that the then prime minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, said the island would go the way of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the issue.“Now that horse has bolted – CARICOM has gone their own way,” the SLP leader explained.He observed that Grenada, Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago have all gone their different ways.“St Lucia must take a position,” Pierre told reporters.The Castries East MP expressed the view that for a start, the criminal record should be cleared of the names of people who have been convicted for small quantities of marijuana.Pierre  said the marijuana issue should be considered not only from the point of view of smoking the herb, but from an economic standpoint as well.last_img read more