Severe storms likely over the weekend in the South

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm that delivered heavy snow to the Rockies and strong storms in the Southern Plains is set to bring severe weather to the South on Saturday.Snow, wind and severe storms are on the way from the Rockies to the Midwest and the Deep South over the weekend.Twenty-four states from California to Virginia are under snow and wind alerts on Friday.The storm system will be moving through the Rockies on Friday afternoon and bring more heavy snow to Colorado.Ahead of the storm, severe weather will break out later Friday in the Southern Plains, from Oklahoma to Texas, including Dallas and Oklahoma City. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado are the biggest threats.By Saturday afternoon, the bull’s-eye of the severe storms will move into the Deep South from Louisiana into Mississippi and Tennessee where damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible.To the north, a major winter storm with blizzard-like conditions are expected from the Dakotas into Nebraska, Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Locally, more than a foot of snow is possible just southwest of the Twin Cities. Some airlines in Minneapolis-St. Paul have already started issuing travel waivers due to the upcoming snowstorm.The storm system will reach the Northeast by Saturday night into Sunday morning with a quick burst of snow before changing to an icy mix and then gradually to rain. The biggest snowfall and ice accumulations will be north of New York City and west of Boston, where some areas could get a half a foot of snow. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Many world media covered the UGP action and the #CroatiaIsSafe campaign

first_imgLast week, Croatian tourist workers, caterers and entrepreneurs gathered through the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association decided to react in an affirmative way and send a positive message to the world that holidays in Croatia are safe. Poruka je došla do onih kojima je bila namijenjena – kako turistima tako i stranim medijamima, u prvom redu njemački i austrijski mediji, da prošire glas o Lijepoj našoj kao sigurnoj turistikoj destinaciji. Croatian tourism professionals: Holidays in Croatia are safe The timely communication of the Ministry of Tourism, and especially the CNTB, was lacking and what little we could expect from the season was called into question, UGP points out, adding that this was the motive for the UGP Tourism and Catering Committee to form a press release in which they stressed that tourism workers adhere to all safety recommendations and that Croatia is safe for vacation.–30859445 The importance of this UGP statement was recognized and published by many media in Germany and Austria, but also beyond. The announcement was published by more than fifteen influential foreign tourism media mostly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Below are just some of the links to posts related to the UGP press release and action Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe ROUNDUP / After the lockdown, Croatian Tourism is located in Meltdown / / / CROATIAN TOURIST EMPLOYEES SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD: HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA ARE SAFE After the tennis tournament in Zadar and the articles in the foreign media about the corona hotspot on the Croatian coast, UGP decided to react, and so they sent a message to the world: Holidays in Croatia are safe! #CroatiaIsSafe “Kad se za promociju hrvatskog turizma na našim emitivnim tržištima ne brine HTZ koja ima  državnu organizaciju, dvadesetak ureda u Europi i svijetu  i “samo“ 319 lokalnih zajednica po Hrvatskoj, onda poduzetnici sami moraju uzeti stvar u svoje ruke kako bi spasili i radna mjesta i sezonu! Pitamo se koliko plaćamo urede HTZ-a u Njemačkoj i drugim državama Europe te što to oni točno rade za promociju hrvatskog turizma?” said Drazen Orescanin, executive director of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association. “Želimo prenijeti poruku svim medijima u svijetu i Hrvatskoj da se hrvatski turistički djelatnici i ugostitelji drže preporuka i propisa vezanih za sprečavanje širenja korona virusa i pozivamo sve turiste da dođu u Hrvatsku te države EU da ne zatvaraju granice prema Hrvatskoj. Mi smo ozbiljni i profesionalni” said Gordana Fabijanić from the Committee for Tourism and Catering of UGP. read more

Ross Stripling passes tough first-inning test

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> It was almost like walking into a Yellowstone meadow and confronting a bison. With the crowd standing on behalf of the bison.“He’s a monster,” Ross Stripling said of his first-inning encounter with David Ortiz on Saturday. “He takes up the whole box. It was awesome, all the people cheering, but I couldn’t cherish it. I was out there trying to get him out.”Stripling is the rookie right-hander who has survived several false starts to join the Dodgers’ final laps of 2016. Ortiz, of course, is barreling into retirement like hardly any other baseball player ever has.The Dodgers had lost 9-0 on Friday. Now, the first two Red Sox got two singles in a four-pitch span. Stripling had survived a seven-pitch round with future batting champion Xander Bogaerts and struck him out. Later, in the clubhouse, Ellis said, “A lot of times people look at the eighth or ninth inning, but the first inning was the biggest one today.”We’re getting to the point where all these details matter. San Francisco somehow had its identity stolen during the All-Star break, along with its bat rack. The Dodgers, who were supposed to be lost at sea when Clayton Kershaw got hurt, are 20-13 since Kershaw last pitched (June 26). That got them to within two games of the Giants going into Saturday. They now have two paths to the playoffs and would prefer the one that doesn’t match them against, say, Miami’s Jose Fernandez in a one-shot wild-card situation.Stripling got through five innings. Grant Dayton, a 28-year-old pitching his first game in Dodger Stadium, blew away the Red Sox to set up Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen. In this year of pitching dangerously, new lefty Rich Hill still has enough blister worries to get today’s start postponed. So everything counts.“That changeup to Leon was the biggest pitch,” Stripling said. “He’s locked in, he wasn’t chasing. So I just gripped it and ripped it and fooled him a little bit. “The Bogearts at-bat was a heckuva battle, too. He fouled off everything. The curve finally made him chase. And then Bradley took a tough 3-and-1 cutter, didn’t swing, took the walk. It was a long first inning. My back was against the wall from the beginning. “Stripling hadn’t started for the Dodgers since May 19. He only came up from Oklahoma City when Bud Norris got hurt. He had a 4.85 ERA as a Dodger starter and the numbers showed he turned into a pumpkin after 75 pitches. “I’m trying to show that’s not really a thing,” he said, smiling. He was in the process of throwing a no-hitter in his major league debut when he was lifted after his 100th pitch. He also spent some idle time at Camelback Ranch with what was called “lower body fatigue.” He is a Tommy John survivor and a former Texas A&M teammate of the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha. Stability would be a new and foreign thing, but he’s looking forward to it.“Being in the rotation and the bullpen has kept me on my toes,” Stripling said. “You help in any way you can.”Meanwhile, Corey Seager slammed an RBI double and made the art of shortstop play look as simple as vacuuming, and Adrian Gonzalez beat the Boston shift with the first of his three hits and brought in the third run with his third.Stripling would like to stick around to see where this goes, but he knows he is allergic to plan. On Saturday it was enough to survive the monster in the box.center_img Now Ortiz fired a hard shot between second and first. “I wasn’t sure where everybody was,” Stripling said, speaking of the defense. Howie Kendrick, the second baseman, was in the alley, aligned in one of the constant shifts that Ortiz sees, the ones that make his .319 batting average and all those other numbers glow even more.Kendrick somehow made the play and threw Ortiz out. Then Stripling fell behind Jackie Bradley Jr., decided to keep pitching around him, walked him, got an 0-2 count on .374-hitting catcher Sandy Leon, fell back to 3-and-2 and looked at A.J. Ellis for help.Ellis signaled changeup. Striping threw one at 84 mph. Leon struck out, Stripling got through the inning with 25 pitches but no runs, and the Dodgers went on to win, 3-0. It was only the fourth time Boston has been shut out and only the second time since April.They got back to the dugout and Ellis told Stripling, “Great work, that’s big time.”last_img read more