Long Island Blizzard: Travel Ban on LIE & Parkways, LIRR Shut Down

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Citing an inability for plows to keep up with the high rate of snow blanketing Long Island, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will institute a travel ban on the Long Island Expressway and parkways on LI.The ban went into effect at 2:30 p.m. The Long Island Rail Road also ceased operations at 4 p.m. Saturday. “The plows literally can’t keep up,” Cuomo told reporters at a press conference, where he was joined by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his counterpart in Suffolk County, Steve Bellone.The governor acknowledged that officials want to “keep roads open, you want to keep trains running,” but he said public safety is his No. 1 concern.The travel ban will be conducted in an “orderly way,” Cuomo said, so people who are at work can head home.The governor offered a stern message to anyone thinking about driving, and implored residents to let the plows do their job. Anyone caught on the LIE or  parkways during the travel ban could face a traffic infraction, Cuomo said. The governor did not say when the ban would expire.A blizzard warning is currently in effect until 7 a.m. Sunday.Officials had spent most of the morning urging residents to shelter at home and stay off the roads. The powerful Nor’easter that barreled into Long Island late Friday night could end up dumping up to two feet of snow on Long Island. Plows have been unable to keep up with the high rate of snow, officials said. The National Weather Service said snow is falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour.“We will be keeping our county roadways as clear as possible because we have to get to our hospitals and other emergency services,” Mangano told reporters.As for the Long Island Rail Road, there will be an orderly shutdown of service beginning at 4 p.m. The railroad is currently experiencing system-wide delays. Meanwhile, potential flooding remains a top concern among officials in both counties.“We have a big concern with coastal flooding post-Superstorm Sandy,” Bellone said. “We have seen these low-lying areas…flooding more frequently than we have ever seen before.”Officials are closely monitoring Saturday evening’s high tide cycle. There have been no reports of significant flooding as of yet.“The wind is compounding the situation,” Cuomo said. “The most dangerous pitch from Mother Nature is the flooding. That is the greatest threat to public safety. That does the most damage.”Cuomo earlier Saturday morning declared a state of emergency for Nassau and Suffolk counties.(Photo credit: New York State Governor’s Office)last_img read more

Amuneke to NFF: Find solutions to dwindling fortunes in age-grade events

first_imgEx-international Emmanuel Amuneke, says Nigeria is not living up to its potential in age-grade tournaments. Amuneke The former Barcelona winger added that the Nigeria Football Federation needs to proffer solutions to the current problems bedeviling football development in the country. Amunike rued the performances of the Golden Eaglets and the Flying Eagles at their respective World Cups and suggested a return to an effective grooming system to turn the tide.Advertisement Loading… “We have the talents to qualify for major age-grade events and do well but, we seem to have deviated from that winning formula,” he told Sports Extra. “Sound developmental programs will curb age cheat that has always impeded the seamless transition of players to the next grade.” Read Also:2019 AFCON: Taifa Stars drum support for Amuneke “Nigeria failed to go far at the U-17 and U-20 World Cups so, it should be a cause for concern for our administrators,” he concluded. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role Models2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Ruddy nearing Norwich return

first_img The 26-year-old has not featured for the Canaries since the draw at Everton on November 24 after needing surgery on a torn muscle in his thigh. Ruddy, though, stepped up his rehabilitation after a second full match in the Barclays Under-21 Development League defeat on Monday night at Bolton, and impressed with a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory. Norwich senior professional development coach Scott Marshall said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk: “John was on form and made a couple of good stops. He is getting there definitely. I am sure he will be pleased with the match action he got and it is another one on the road to getting back to full fitness.” Should all go well this week, then Ruddy is likely to be in goal for Norwich’s crucial Barclays Premier League game against bottom club Reading at Carrow Road – where three points would go a long way to securing top-flight football once again. The likely return of Ruddy, who was part of the Euro 2012 squad only to suffer a broken finger when training with England, will be a welcome boost for Norwich manager Chris Hughton as he looks to get his side over the safety line. The Canaries were just five minutes away from a famous win at Arsenal on Saturday, before a controversial penalty sparked a late rally as the hosts eventually ran out 3-1 winners. Results elsewhere over the weekend left Norwich – who have recorded just one victory in 2013 but lost only three of the last 10 league games – still just four points above 18th-placed Wigan, who now hold two matches in hand after reaching the FA Cup final. However, with key homes games against fellow strugglers Reading and Aston Villa set to come, as well as the visit of West Brom on May 12, Hughton remains confident his side can close in on the fabled 40-point mark. Winger Anthony Pilkington, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, could come back into contention against the Royals, as could Irish playmaker Wes Hoolahan, who was rested at the Emirates Stadium. Hughton said: “After not playing for a month, I had decided I wouldn’t start with him (Pilkington) and you then have a decision to make whether you use him from the bench. With Wes, I just decided to make a change for this one. He has played a lot of games, Wes and I just felt it was the right time to give him a rest.” England goalkeeper John Ruddy could be set for his first Norwich appearance in five months against Reading this weekend after coming through another 90 minutes for the under-21s.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Injury woe for Fulham midfielder

first_imgFulham midfielder Steve Sidwell is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines.Sidwell has been told an abdominal injury that troubled him during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against West Brom is likely to keep him out of action for at least a month.The news is an untimely blow for Fulham, who are also without forwards Andrew Johnson and Pavel Pogrebnyak.AdChoices广告Johnson is struggling with a groin problem, while Russian Pogrebnyak is still awaiting a work permit following his deadline day move from German club Stuttgart.On a brighter note for the Whites, Moussa Dembele has been given the all-clear to return following his recent injury and is in the squad for the game against Manchester City.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Votto homer lifts Reds to 3-2 win over Indians

first_img COMMENT Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona.Sonny Gray shook off a tough start to the game to complete six strong innings, and Cincinnati ended a six-game home losing streak against their in-state rival.Votto snapped an 0-for-11 skid when he followed Shogo Akiyama’s leadoff single in the sixth with a no-doubt shot off Zach Plesac (0-1). The 2010 NL MVP sat out a doubleheader Sunday after self-reporting coronavirus symptoms, but he was cleared to return to the lineup Monday and hit his third homer following a negative test.Grounds crew seated behind first base cheered and played instruments — some provided by Votto — as he rounded the bases, and Votto pointed to the fan section after touching home plate.Francona missed his second straight game and the first of four straight Reds-Indians games while dealing in Cleveland with a gastrointestinal condition not believed to be connected to COVID-19. First base and catching coach Sandy Alomar managed in Francona’s absence.The series shifts on Wednesday to Cleveland for the final two games.The Indians led 2-0 after two innings, scoring as many runs off Gray as they scored while losing three straight over the weekend in Minnesota.Gray (3-0) gave up two hits in the first inning, including Francisco Lindor’s third home run of the season, a two-out line drive into the right field seats for a 1-0 lead.Gray’s control problems led to Cleveland’s second-inning run. Oscar Mercado singled softly to center field, advanced to second on Gray’s errant pickoff throw and came around to score on two wild pitches.Gray retired 12 straight batters before Lindor singled with one out in the fifth. He allowed four hits and two runs, one earned, with two walks and eight strikeouts.Michael Lorenzen pitched a 1-2-3 seventh, Nate Jones struck out Lindor with two outs and the tying run at third in the eighth, and Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for the Reds’ first 2020 save.Plesac extended his shutout streak to 11 innings over two starts this season before Castellanos lined a shot into the left-center seats for his fifth homer leading off the fourth inning. Plesac allowed four hits and three runs with one walk and six strikeouts in seven innings.TRAINING ROOMIndians: C Roberto Pérez (right shoulder strain) will be re-examined Tuesday … OF Delino Deshields (unavailable) and OF Tyler Naquin (hairline fracture of right big toe) had scheduled game activity at Cleveland’s alternate training site rained out Monday. They’ll try again Tuesday.Reds: CF Nick Senzel was scratched from the original starting lineup with a sprained left ring finger. He was hurt sliding into second base on Sunday in Detroit.UP NEXTIndians: RHP Shane Bieber (2-0) has piled up a combined 14 scoreless innings over his first two 2020 starts, striking out 27.Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle starts on Tuesday in place of LHP Wade Miley, who went on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a left groin injury.Image credits: AP First Published: 4th August, 2020 09:19 ISTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th August, 2020 09:19 IST Votto Homer Lifts Reds To 3-2 Win Over Indians Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral appoints Noel Hamill as Group Marketing lead

first_imgShare Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Noel Hamill – Ladbrokes CoralUK marketing news source The Drum has reported that FTSE100 bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Plc has appointed Noel Hamill as new Group Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).Hamill joins Ladbrokes Coral’s leadership team from UK mobile telecoms operator EE, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Marketing (2016-2018).Taking over CMO responsibilities, Hamill will be tasked with leading group marketing strategies, media planning, optimising of Ladbrokes Coral sponsorships and the management of partner marketing agencies.Ladbrokes Coral governance makes its senior executive appointment, as GVC Holdings proceeds with the final stages of its £3.2-£4 billion takeover of the FTSE betting group.This Wednesday, Ladbrokes Coral Plc completed its final day of trading as a FTSE enterprise, as GVC prepares to absorb the UK betting legacy brands issuing 273 million new shares as an enlarged corporation.Led by GVC’s Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander, the combination seeks to become the leading player in UK gambling, dominating digital and retail betting disciplines.last_img read more