ABC News(NEW YORK) — The same storm system that dumped up to 16 inches of snow from Wyoming to Colorado, shutting down major roads, is heading for the Mississippi River Valley.Severe weather is predicted later Monday and into the evening. The biggest threats from the severe storms will be damaging winds, hail and possible tornadoes.On Election Day, the storm system will be heading toward the East Coast, with storms potentially stretching from Atlanta to Philadelphia. More strong winds and hail are expected, with tornadoes possible.New York and Boston may see strong thunderstorms, as rain and snow showers will be expected in the northern Great Lakes.Showers will be possible in and around Seattle, with snow in the Cascades and northern Rockies.Most of the central U.S., from Denver to the Twin Cities to Chicago, will be mostly dry and seasonally cool.Warm weather is expected in the southernmost parts of the country, from Los Angeles across to southern Florida. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Springfield, Mo. – Brimfield EMT Jonathan Hall read his new book, Toto the Tornado Kitten, to preschoolers from the YMCA of Greater Springfield’s Scantic Valley Child Development Center on Thursday.Read more about the book at Amazon.com.
ALEXANDRIA – Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr expects a difficult encounter and says his team will enjoy no physical advantage when they play debutants Madagascar in their final Group B match in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.Madagascar were in action against Burundi on Thursday, a day after Nigeria beat Guinea but speaking at the pre-match conference earlier today, Rohr said an extra day rest would confer no extra advantage on his team ahead of the 5pm encounter at the Alexandria Stadium tomorrow.“I don’t believe that they are tired because they won the game [against Burundi] and they are a team with good staff,” Rohr said.Download audio“I know them: the physiotherapist, fitness coaches, Nicolas Dupuis is also a very good coach in France so they will be very fit. I saw that the team has an average age of over 29 years, so they have the experience to recover very quickly and they started like us in the same day and we will play tomorrow match which will be very tough against this good team of Madagascar.”Nigeria are already through to the knockout round after winning both their matches and require just a point to top the group while Madagascar have four points and need a point to ensure progress although they are practically through with Guinea the only team capable of matching their four points with a victory against Burundi tomorrow.Despite having already qualified, Rohr says Nigeria will take tomorrow’s encounter against a Madagascar side he believes have shown better attacking qualities than the Super Eagles very seriously. Nigeria’s coach believes the Eagles must be very vigilant to guard against the set-piece prowess of tomorrow’s opponents and continue to exhibit the defensive solidity that has seen them yet to concede in Egypt. Download audio“We saw them doing better than us in scoring three goals against teams we only scored two so they were better offensively against them,” Rohr said.“We had solid performance in our two games we didn’t concede a goal so there will be really an interesting match to see against a team which has a lot of offensive qualities, also they scored some free kicks, some corners and we saw them yesterday, they made a very good match and I think they will be fine.”“Also, in the group, because the winner will be on the top so it’s a big motivation for us to win this game again even if we know that a draw is enough for us to finish on top but we play to win our games all the time.”Nigeria’s head coach also revealed that with many players now back to full fitness, he intends to “put everybody under pressure” and would be making a number of changes to the starting lineup against Madagascar.Download audio“I can say yes [there would be changes] because I want to put everybody under pressure to be concerned about the matches,” Rohr said.“There’s competition in each position now, even in the goalkeeper department, even in the central defence, even for the striker positions and so we will see in the last training tonight which changes we can do you saw that already between the two first matches, we had five changes and its possible there will be changes in the match for tomorrow.”On the possibility of injured fullbacks Jamilu Collins and Shehu Abdullahi making the team tomorrow, Rohr said Sunday’s encounter would be too soon for the duo but expects them to be ready in time for the Eagles game in the knockout stage. He also added that with their replacements having performed well, there was no need to take a “risk” rushing the players back.Download audio“They are on the good way now, they are making special training sessions with the physical coach and the physio, even this morning and I hope they will be available for the next game not for this one, this one is too short.“We don’t want to take any risks we have twenty-one players we have enough [and] Awaziem and Ola Aina did very well the job we didn’t concede any goals so there is no reason to take a risk to bring them in tomorrow.”Related
Epcot Art Festival Tip #2: Chow down at the Food StudiosIt just wouldn’t be a festival at Epcot without food and beverage booths to tempt our palates and our wallets. The Painter’s Palate at the Odyssey Festival showplace is a great place to start. The Trio of Savory Croissant Donuts ($9.50) paired with the Neopolitan Beer Flights ($9.00) is a good way to wake up your palate while sharing with friends or family. I really enjoyed taking one sip of each beer, one right after the other in order: 3 Daughters Queens Court Strawberry Blonde Nitro, Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, and Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.Other hits during our visit included the BLT ($6.50) and Cobb Salad ($7.50) from the E=AT2 booth, near Mexico pavilion. I also enjoyed the Classic Sidecar with Chocolate Twist ($9.50) from the Masterpiece Kitchen near Canada Pavilion. You can view the full menu here and better yet, read over the hits and misses of the food & beverage offerings.It is also important to note that many of the year-round snack kiosks are offering one or two festival specific snacks or drinks. These are listed in the Festival Passport. Epcot Art Festival Tip #1: Grab the guides Even if you are an Epcot pro, you’ll need to grab three pieces of collateral: the Times Guide, World Showcase Gallery Guide, and the Festival Passport. The Times Guide is always a good idea no matter if you visit during a festival or not because there is so much incredible live entertainment in Epcot. For the Arts Festival the inside of the Times Guides lists the schedule of the seminars, art workshops, entertainment at the fountain stage, visiting artists’ schedule, and the special festival entertainment offered in Japan.The World Showcase Gallery Guide can potentially be a guide to disappointment because it lists some of the items of interests found in six of the galleries that are open year-round in some of the World Showcase pavilions. Admittedly I was in such a weekend haze that I didn’t quite realize the guide was for the existing year-round galleries.In a moment of embarassment I pointed out the TRON Lightcycle Maquette listed on the guide to my boyfriend; when we neared the China Pavilion we found the gallery and realized it was the year-round exhibit “Inside Shanghai Disney Resort.” (Yes, I realize it says as much in the guide itself – clearly the two cups of coffee we each had that morning still hadn’t taken effect). Still, it is nice that these oft-overlooked exhibits may start to get more attention now.The Festival Passport is a must have. Not only does it list every food and beverage offering of the festival, it acts as a great souvenir. Plus, it lists every single activity offered during the festival, though the specific times are not listed, which is where the Times Guide comes in handy. Epcot Art Festival Tip #3: Sign up for Seminars Art Workshops are once each day Friday – Monday at 11:00 AM in the Odyssey Festival Center. Each day is a different topic such as Floral Arranging or Gesture Drawing Class. These workshops cost $39.00, Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members receive a discount. In addition to these workshops there are two seminars each day at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, also offered in the Odyssey Festival Center. These are complementary. You’ll need to check in at the Festival Center desk inside the Odyssey building about an hour and a half before the seminar is scheduled to begin. You’ll then need to line up around 15 – 30 minutes before the seminar for seating. The food and beverage at this festival is elevated in many ways compared to the other festivals’ food and beverage. The plating and presentation is much more artistic and aesthetically pleasing. Instagrammers rejoice! Each plate is photo ready! This also means that it takes longer for these little masterpieces to be ready for their close up, resulting in long lines and slow delivery times. But most everything is worth the wait. Guests can also get in on the action with a “paint by numbers” mural at the beginning of World Showcase, just before the Canada Pavilion. Guests wait to pick up a small container of paint that corresponds with a specific number on the mural and fill in the matching numbered squares.It is quite popular and can result in a little bit of a line, though it looked like it was worth it. I wish I had participated during my visit. The goal is the mural will be completed by the end of each weekend and then reset for each weekend after.Epcot Art Festival Tip #8: Reserve your seat for Disney Broadway showThis is one piece of advice I wish I had given to myself for my own visit. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members were sent an email with a link to register for reserved seating for the Disney on Broadway show happening each night of the festival. It sounds like this show is a must-hear for any fans of Broadway or Disney music, of course. During my visit guests began to line up for this show an hour and a half before the first performance at 5:30 PM. If you are able to sign up in advance I’d recommend doing so.Epcot Art Festival Tip #9: Check out all things FigmentDisney quickly learned that Figment sells! And ever since they learned that lesson they’ve gladly featured him on various merchandise, and enjoyed those lovely revenue figures. At this year’s inaugural festival they’ve created some beautiful items that feature that royal purple pigmented dragon.The Figment topiary located behind Spaceship Earth is an adorable sight, and also a recreation of a topiary found at the Imagination Pavilion back in the 1980’s. Figment also gets his own scavenger hunt, that has been quite the hit already, even if it is $6.99 to participate (though you do get your choice of one of four fun Figment magnets).Final ThoughtsDon’t forget to stroll through the Herb Ryman and Mary Blair galleries located inside the Odyssey Festival Showplace. Even the mildest of Disney fans are sure to swoon over these galleries. You can also learn to draw a Disney character in the Animation Academy, an activity that was once a guest favorite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Animation Academy is located inside Innoventions East and runs intermittently 9:15 AM – 6:16 PM.Now is also a great time to visit the Art of Disney store located near the front of Epcot, just behind Spaceship Earth. Even though this store is open all year, there are a few additions brought in for the festival, and it makes a good way to start or wrap up your day of fun at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. Epcot Art Festival Tip #4: Get into the art! Epcot Art Festival Tip #2.5: There may be lines as you wait to dine Lastly, slow down and look around. There quite a few visual delights throughout the festival. Don’t let the temptation of the food and beverage Food Studios take your attention away from the many other ways to enjoy the beauty of this artful festival. Epcot Art Festival Tip #6: Character meet and greet spots get artsy Epcot has some of the most Photopass Photographers of any Disney theme park and they’re out in full force at this festival. There are multiple photo opportunities throughout the park, just for the festival, but the runaway hits are the three spots around World Showcase where you can actually become part of some of the most recognizable paintings from around the world. There are Photopass Photographers at the ready at each of these spots, and most will gladly snap a pic using your phone as well.Epcot Art Festival Tip #5: Meet the artistsArt festivals are held in cities throughout the country, usually in the Fall and Spring. Perhaps you’ve been to a few either in your hometown or when visiting somewhere new. One of the fun things about art festivals is talking with the artists and crafts people as they display and sell their work.At Epcot’s festival you get the pleasure of engaging with artists throughout World Showcase as they display their work. Many are Disney favorites while others are newcomers. These artists will gladly sign any work of theirs that you purchase at their tent as well. I loved watching many of these artists create new work before our very eyes along the Showcase promenade. At the edge of Future World, along the walkway behind Club Cool and across from the Imagination Pavilion, a large panoramic mural is painted throughout the day. The artist works tirelessly to bring the work of art to life. This mural features elements that celebrate enjoying the world around us, a sentiment that fits very well inside Epcot. Epcot Art Festival Tip #7: Check out the murals Though a small touch, there is a nice addition to many of the World Showcase character meet and greet locations. Easels with a piece of character artwork stand proudly adding a nice artistic element to these greeting spots. They make for a great festival-specific visual moment, especially in guest photos with these characters. During my visit I noticed Donald Duck in Mexico, Snow White in Germany, and Alice in the United Kingdom pavilion each have their own easel. Share This!Ok, I’ll admit it. At the first announcement, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts didn’t seem like it would be that great. Even as the menu was announced my interest in the festival remained as muted as the tones of Picasso’s dark period. Alas, on opening day my Twitter feed flooded with photos and remarks about the creativity and fun found throughout the festival. Suddenly my interest sprang to life.In its inaugural year, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is offered Fridays through Mondays January 13 – February 20, 2017. Six weeks may seem like a substantial run, but when you consider the Epcot International Food and Wine festival runs for 16 weeks this year, this seems like a mini featurette. While the Festival of the Arts is not brimming with all the frills and frivolity of the Food and Wine, and the Flower and Garden festivals, there is still a lot to enjoy and if you’re not careful you might miss some of the offerings. So, before you head out the door this weekend here’s our Epcot Art Festival Tips. Living statues are quite a sight to behold #ArtfulEpcot 🌐🎨 pic.twitter.com/comj6CPMbL— TouringPlans (@TouringPlans) January 15, 2017
Arsenal hero Merson says David Luiz should be captainby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says David Luiz should be made club captain.Currently without a permanent club captain, midfielder Graint Xhaka has been wearing the armband so far. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Merson said: “David Luiz has got to be captain, he’s a serial winner. “People have a go at him because one week he’ll be a 2/10 and the next a 9/10, but he’s going to play every week.”Manager Unai Emery intends to a name his captain, or captains, after the Gunners’ Carabao Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
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Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #pahosaysnewtaxes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCaribbean, May 18, 2017 – Barbados – Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used to improve the health of the Caribbean population- this coming from The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) who are encouraging Caribbean authorities to adopt these tax measures, which can contribute to reducing the burden of many diseases and their devastating social and economic consequences.Implementing taxes on the consumption of unhealthy products requires decisions by health authorities as well as finance authorities who design tax policies. To that end, PAHO/WHO is bringing together health and finance officials from 17 countries and territories for the Caribbean Subregional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Barbados May 16-18, to discuss the benefits of adopting such measures.“Taxes can be a very effective tool for not only reducing deaths in the region because of these diseases, but as a source of funding for public health interventions that are necessary to care for or affect affected people,” said Dr. Jessie Schutt-Aine, Caribbean Subregional Program Coordinador. “We all win if these measures are applied and more is invested in healthy interventions.”#magneticmedianews#pahosaysnewtaxes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The “Turf & Surf” fundraising event, sponsored by PwC and Opus, resulted in approximately $40,000 being donated to the Turks & Caicos AIDS Awareness Foundation (TCAAF) for the Edward Gartland Youth Centre. The Youth Centre lets us reach a key demographic to increase awareness and education – not only about HIV/AIDS but about all kinds of life skills while also providing them with a safe, fun environment to meet friends, receive counseling and develop new skills.A wide cross-section of the local community came out for a fun and unique event where guests enjoyed family style dinner, complimentary champagne and wine and had a chance to make money by betting on pre-taped horse races that were announced live by Mr. Larry Collmus, voice of the Triple Crown and new voice of New York Racing Association. The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses, where winning bidders name their horses. Fifty percent of the auction pool was committed as a donation to the TCAAF, with the balance forming the pay-out for Win, Place and Show. This year the champion trophy was awarded to Barrie Cooke, whose horse “The Winner” lived up to its’ name.The evening culminated with the “Turks & Caicos Derby”, sponsored by PwC, which also featured a Calcutta style auction of horses with the winning bids combined to form the payout for Win, Place and Show and the owners naming their horses. This year the champion trophy was awarded to PWC whose horse “The Winner” surpassed all the other horses to take the top spot.“We can’t express our gratitude and appreciation enough to the PwC family, Opus restaurant, sponsors, volunteers and the participants of this event,” said Galmo Williams, Patron of the #TCAAF. “Our fundraising efforts and additional works executed in 2017 would have been futile without the support of the TCI Community”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nick Haywood, Territory Leader, PwC TCI said: “The event was again a great success. The generosity of those in attendance allowed us to raise around $40,000 for the TCAAF, which we know they will use wisely and carefully to support both the Edward Gartland Youth Centre, and where possible the wider education sector. At a time when everyone has suffered to some degree from the hurricanes, it is heart-warming to see people coming together to help support those who have a greater need. This is just one more example of the strength of our community, and we at PwC are honoured to be a part of it.”Haywood added that “the amount of money raised in a time when the community is still rebuilding not only proves the importance of this event but is a testament to the strength and commitment of the community here and we at PwC continue to be a proud sponsor allowing us to live our core values that include working together, to care, to reimagine the possible, integrity and to make a difference.”Press Release: TCAAF Related Items:
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent claims the player is enjoying life at Lazio suggesting he won’t be leaving the club in the January transfer window.Milinkovic-Savic has been a subject of transfer speculation with both Milan clubs keen on his services despite renewing his Lazio contract.“Sergej is really, really happy at Lazio,” the former Chelsea striker told Football Italia via lalaziosiamonoi.it.“He showed how much he loves the club and fans by choosing to stay, despite having many offers.“All young players have ups and downs. He had a tough start to the season, but game by game he’s improved, getting back to his usual levels in the last month.Match Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“People often forget that he’s not a striker. His job isn’t to score. He does a lot for the team during a game.“He won’t leave Lazio this month, that’s 100 percent certain. It’s not right to talk about him possibly moving away every time.“He has a long contract with the Biancocelesti, he’s happy with them and above all, he’s not for sale this month.“We must respect Lotito as the President. Lazio are also a great club, with all due respect for other sides.”