Trainings for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature

first_imgFind out the program with the lecture schedule, the dates of the trainings by ugliness, as well as the method of applying for the training HERE According to the Tourism Services Act (OG 130/17), all companies / crafts and other legal and natural persons providing active and adventure tourism services must employ or have an employee with an appropriate domestic or foreign certificate or certificate establishing the ability and skill level of performing a particular activity.  The certificate obtained upon completion of this training is one of the recognized certificates / certificates for performing certain activities from the list of activities that are considered tourist services of active and adventure tourism. For a complete list of active and adventure tourism services, a list of appropriate certificates or other conditions, see HERE. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) in cooperation with the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) organizes two-day education for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature.center_img Training for holders and organizers of tourist content in nature will be held in Šibenik, Split, Rijeka, Zagreb, Otočac, Osijek, Požega, Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik. All providers of active and adventure tourism services are obliged to adapt to it no later than 3. December 2019.years. last_img read more


ABP appoints chair following abrupt departure of Henk Brouwer

first_imgCorien Wortmann-Kool, a former Christian Democrat politician, is to become the chair of ABP from 1 January, the fund has confirmed. Wortmann-Kool, who served as an MEP for 10 years until July this year, was chosen for her extensive network in Brussels and knowledge of the financial sector, according to the €334bn pension fund.ABP vice-chairman José Meijer said Wortmann-Kool offered an ideal combination of knowledge and experience.Wortmann-Kool emphasised her desire for “good and honest communication with members” and advocated clarity of communication about certainties and uncertainties, in order that members know what they can expect. “Trust in pension funds has fallen in recent years,” she said.“For future years, there are many changes in the pipeline, which may increase insecurity among members.”Wortmann-Kool was an MEP for 10 years until July 2014 before stepping down ahead of the European Parliament elections and served as legislative spokesperson for the financial sector for the European People’s Party. From 2009, she was the Dutch representative on the ECON committee, which oversees the IORP Directive, and also deputy chair of the EVP grouping.Wortmann-Kool succeeds Henk Brouwer, who unexpectedly departed as ABP chair in May 2014 after three years in the post and a year and a half before his term was due to expire. Two vice-chairs, Cees de Veer and José Meijer, have chaired the board in the interim.ABP’s board has 12 members, with paritarian membership divided between employer and employee representatives, but Wortmann-Kool will act independently.last_img read more


The new reno: Luxe home extensions at bargain prices

first_img Seymour family buys $7.75m riverfront house Black Fly Pty Ltd’s latest shipping containers are gaining popularity due to the Hamptons style designs. Photo: SuppliedAs the sale of innovative Hamptons style shipping containers rises, affordability is still the key to buyers wanting the ‘plug and go’ products.Black Fly Pty general manager John Hannan said that instead of spending $50,000 to $60,000 on a home renovation, Mr Hannan said buyers could achieve the same outcome with a Hamptons style container.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMr Hannan said one of his latest styles featured imported timber tiles cut out from a 100-year-old boat from Italy. Black Fly decks out the container totally. Photo: Supplied“We provide everything for our customers, we deck it out as to how they want,” Mr Hannan said.“We do kitchens and bathrooms — we make it as easy as possible.”As standard with all the containers the build is fully insulated, comes with lights, power points, a safety switch and reverse cycle aircon units.While David Hobart and his wife build a new house on acreage property at Tamborine Mountain, their shipping container which is onsite, allows them to “enjoy the process underway”.Mr Hobart said they had looked at a second-hand caravan however decided on a container so they could better enjoy the property and views. Out with the old, in with the new “That’s what people want — they want to take what could be a complex and drawn out project with just one point of contact,” he said Mr Burnett said luxury granny flats had gained momentum with the state’s ageing population on the rise.“People want something beautiful in the backyard for their parents to live in. They want it finely crafted,” he said. “It’s a studio with a shower and toiler, and there’s a nice deck all the way around and a hammock too,” he said.Mr Hannan said buyers loved the idea of Hamptons style containers for weekend getaways or Airbnb setups.“They love the idea of glamping but find it a hassle. Buyers want somewhere to just step into — it’s like a hotel room on their own block,” Mr Hannan said.He said one customer had run out of room in their house and purchased a container as extra living space. FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL ON FACEBOOKcenter_img Could this be our quirkiest house? The key to surviving your kids David Hobart and his wife Sarah who have a shipping container on their property, where they are also building a home at Mt Tamborine. Picture: Adam Head.QUEENSLAND home makers are saving tens of thousands of dollars on renovating and moving costs by opting instead for luxe shipping containers at bargain prices.Snapped together like Lego, modular homes are the cheaper alternatives to home extensions — offering space and style for renovators who want space and style on a budget.And business is “booming” in southeast Queensland, with million-dollar homeowners snapping up the containers to add value to their properties.Blok Modular principal architect Daniel Burnett said buying a modular home was like “buying a piece of architecture on eBay”, with many renovators using the containers as add ons, pushing them up against existing homes. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Australia’s cheapest suburb is by the beachlast_img read more


A Thousand Stars wins Oaks

first_imgThe improving A THOUSAND STARS responded to a brilliant ride from jockey Robert Halledeen to turn the tables on her recent 1000 Guineas conqueror NUCLEAR AFFAIR to win the 77th running of the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks over 2000 metres in a driving finish at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 9-2 second favourite in a field of 10 native- bred three-year-old fillies, A THOUSAND STARS staged a tremendous rally on the outside after giving way to the howling 1-9 favourite NUCLEAR AFFAIR with champion jockey Shane Ellis, from early in the straight, getting up within shades of the wire to beat her by a neck.Both raced in touch from the half mile with A THOUSAND STARS from the stables of 15-champion Wayne DaCosta getting first run 600 metres out. But NUCLEAR AFFAIR was sent in serious chase and mounted her challenge on the outside at the final bend to set the stage for a straight fight between the two top contenders. And although NUCLEAR AFFAIR galloped past the furlong pole with a slim lead, she looked to be labouring and was cut down by the renewed challenge of A THOUSAND STARS (switched from rails) in the pedestrian time of 2:12.0.first Oaks winGLYDER, who was outpaced towards the rear for most of the way, finished strongly, another 13/4 lengths away, third at odds of 55-1, while SORRENTINO’S STAR, at 5-1, was fourth.Halledeen was over the moon in notching his first Oaks win against the odds.”I’m the classic jockey on the premises now”, he said, recalling his victory aboard FUTURE KING in the recent Post to Post 2000 Guineas and his Boxing Day win aboard the DaCosta-trained colt in the $4.25 million Supreme Ventures Jamaica Two-Year-Old Stakes over a mile.DaCosta said: “She is at a stage of rapid improvement and, despite losing to Nuclear Affair, I thought she would make it close going two turns… Nuclear Affair just never ran her race today and that’s how it goes sometimes, but I give Halledeen full marks for a brilliant ride,” added DaCosta, who, on the previous Saturday, became the winningest trainer in Jamaica with 1,951 wins, surpassing Phillip Feanny.A dark bay filly by Storm Craft out of Heart of Gold, A THOUSAND STARS is owned and bred by the trainer’s wife, Elizabeth. This was the filly’s second win from seven starts with stakes of just over $3 million.DaCosta had a second winner on the card in event’s favourite LOTTERY TICKET in division two of the Ricochet Cup. Also saddling two winners was Neive Graham, both horses, PROLIFIC PRINCESS and ITALIANO, for popular owners O’Shaun Connection. But jockey Omar Walker was the day’s top performer with three winners in PACIFIC PRINCESS, ITALIANO and LOTTERY TICKET.last_img read more


SA’s new draft law on sex crimes

first_img20 October 2006South Africa’s draft Sexual Offences Bill introduces a range of new measures to help the country’s police and prosecutors tackle sexual offences against women and children.The stated aim of the proposed law is to give the victims of sexual offences in South Africa – whether or not they themselves are South African – “the maximum and least traumatising protection that the law can provide”.The Bill is currently under consideration by Parliament in Cape Town. If passed into law in its current form, it will, among other things:Redefine all “indecent assaults” – which carry a relatively lenient sentence – as “sexual assaults”. Redefine rape as involving any form of penetration without consent, whether vaginal or anal, and regardless of the gender of the people involved. Make provision for rape victims to receive treatment at selected state institutions within 72 hours to help prevent transmission of HIV/Aids. Prohibit any form of exposure of sexual activities to children. Declare all children and victims of sexual offences as “vulnerable witnesses,” to ensure that they are given the protection they need to help them lay charges and give evidence. Allow for children’s evidence to be led through closed circuit television, freeing them from the trauma of testifying in the courtroom. Abolish the “cautionary rules” relating to children’s evidence on sexual offences.The draft law also includes stringent provisions that criminalise every aspect of child prostitution; provisions that protect all mentally impaired people from sexual exploitation; and provision for the supervision and treatment of sexual offendersIt keeps 16 as the age of consent for girls, and reduces the age of consent for boys from 19 to 16.Advocate Aaron Raletjena of the Department of Justice’s sexual offence and community affairs unit warns, however, that the best law can still be “paralysed” by the actions of peopleAddressing members of the Men for Change initiative of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Pretoria on Thursday, Raletjena recalled that, while he was working as a prosecutor, a woman had refused to testify against her husband for raping her daughter.“The husband had impregnated a 15-year-old stepdaughter, but the woman refused to testify against him because she was afraid he would stop financing their material life,” Raletjena said.“The woman never imagined the pain that her child was enduring. I’m saying the biggest centre of human law is our own consciousness.”The SAPS launched the Men for Change initiative in April to help shift perceptions regarding the role of men in society.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Recycling companies across South Africa

first_imgJohannesburg’s municipal refuse collection agency, Pikitup, has a list of recycling buy-back centres in Gauteng, as well as 41 garden refuse transfer sites. Pikitup provides containers to dispose of light garden waste at these sites.Various sites have extended their services to accepting ewaste and used oil. Ewaste refers to electronic and electrical waste such as computers, entertainment electronics, cellphones, household appliances, spent fluorescent tubes, batteries and battery-operated toys.There are also containers or receptacles to deposit reclaimable products, such as paper, plastic and cans. Pikitup also runs a separation at source project. Residents are encouraged to divide up their waste for recycling and collection by Pikitup. Its website lists areas participating in this project.My Waste is a simple online application that helps you find recycling centres close to home; simply enter your suburb and the product you need to recycle and you’ll receive a list of companies with contact details and maps for each.Netday recycles used computers for use at disadvantaged schools. Phone +27 (0) 11 403 5997.Mzansi Office Recycling and Consumables recycles toner cartridges and raises funds for WWF, Childline, SPCA, Cotlands and the HIV Paediatrics Foundation. Phone +27 (0) 11 493 5700.Habitat for Humanity accepts leftover building material such as good quality bricks, SABS approved paint, tiles or other materials and will collect big loads. Phone +27 (0) 11 836 0710.MPact, formerly Mondi Recycling, places paper recycling bins at retailers, churches, schools, old age homes, community centres and dump sites in large metropolitan areas. The green bins are labelled “Mpact Recycling”; some may still be orange with the Mondi logo. Phone 0800 022 112 or +27 (0) 11 538 8600.Collect a Can has a guide to setting up a recycling committee at your school, and a list of what can and cannot be recycled. Drop off cans – remember to separate aluminium from tin – at a Collect a Can depot. Phone +27 (0) 11 466 2939.The Glass Recycling Company accepts glass beverage bottles and glass food jars only at its banks. The website has a comprehensive list of glass bank drop offs. Businesses, schools, townhouse complexes and malls can also apply to host a glass bank, as long as there is enough traffic to warrant it. Phone +27 (0) 11 803 0767.PET Recycling Company has 430 recovery stations for plastic bottles throughout South Africa, while locally recyclable plastic bottles can be taken to municipal sites; check which recyclables your site accepts. Municipal collection points in all major metropolitan areas have set up plastics recovery stations and recyclers will collect from these centres. Community-based organisations also offer this facility, as do some shopping centres. Phone 0860 147 738 or +27 (0) 21 788 9954.eWaste Association of South Africa (eWasa) oversees a sustainable environmentally sound ewaste management system for South Africa. The non-profit organisation works with manufacturers; vendors and distributors of electronic and electrical goods; and ewaste handlers, including refurbishers, dismantlers and recyclers, to manage ewaste effectively. Phone +27 (0) 31 575 8119.Plastics Federation of South Africa lists drop offs for plastic waste. Phone+27 (0) 11 314 4021.The Polystyrene Packaging Council provides information on drop-off sites for this type of plastic. Phone +27 (0)11 793 2658.The National Recycling Forum is a non-profit organisation created to extend the interests of the formal recycling industry in South Africa. It has information on its members as well as links to the latest legislation, recycling resources and advice on how to recycle. Phone +27 (0) 11 675 3462/4.Cities have specific waste collection strategies. Check their websites for information: Cape Town, Durban, Tshwane, Bloemfontein, Mahikeng, Mbombela, Polokwane.The Pikitup Waste Recycling Programme directly to households, Separation at Source Programme, is currently only operational in Avalon Farm (Orange Farm only), Marlboro Depot Area, Southdale Depot Area, Midrand (Diepsloot only), Zondi and Central Camp depot areas.In these areas, Pikitup, in partnership with cooperatives and SMMEs made up of youth, reclaimers and informal recyclers, is collecting recyclables directly from households. Pikitup provides the plastic bags for this collection and issues households in the areas serviced by the Separation at Source programme with a starter pack comprising:•             A clear plastic bag for recyclables (polystyrene, tins, plastic, glass); and•             A hessian bag for paper.In areas not yet covered by this programme residents can deliver all their recyclables to all Pikitup garden sites where waste entrepreneurs collect these for recycling purpose. All recyclables besides metal are collected i.e. oil (garden sites only), glass, paper, cartons, e-waste, and cans.The separated refuse is collected by Pikitup’s partner cooperatives and SMMEs. After collection they are delivered to various private- and City-owned sorting facilities where they are processed and sold by these cooperatives and SMMEs for their own benefit.In areas where the Separation at Source programme has not rolled out, Pikitup takes all the refuse to the landfills but residents are encouraged to deliver recyclables to any of the Pikitup garden sites. Pikitup is in the process of building sorting facilities in three of its landfill sites to ensure that even the waste that goes to the landfill is further sorted before final disposal.BUYING ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTSThe Green Shop sells eco-friendly items sourced from all over the world, from toys for children and gadgets for executives, to interesting and funky lights or items to help you recycle. Its products are powered by a range of alternative energy sources, such as solar, wind-up, hydrogen and push power. Phone 083 629 7986.The South African Vegan Directory is a guide for environmentally friendly toiletries and cosmetics, as well as to vegan-friendly restaurants, shops, food and drinks, products and accommodation around South Africa.Eco Smart sells environmentally friendly cleaning products. Phone +27 (0) 11 477 8936last_img read more


Ohio’s National FFA Officers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With 33, Ohio has the most National FFA Officers of any state. For National FFA Week, we thought we would highlight Ohio’s talented former National Officers.Here are Ohio’s National FFA officers:Lawrence Augustine, from Ashley, served as the National FFA Second Vice President in 1928-1929.Ralph Bender, from Waldo, served as National Eastern Region Vice President in 1930-1931. From 1948-78, he was Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Education at OSU. He taught agricultural education at several universities in the United States and worked with other countries to help them develop agricultural education programs.Bobby Jones, from Radnor, served as National FFA President
 in 1933-1934 and then worked at World’s Natural Science in Rochester, NY.Stanley Tschantz, from the Wayne County JVS, served as Eastern Region Vice President in 1935-1936.William Stiers, from the Twin Valley South Chapter, served as Eastern Region Vice President in 1937-1938.Carl Fought, from the Fremont Chapter, served as Eastern Region Vice President in 1941-1942.Philip Shober, from the Mohawk Chapter, served as the National Secretary in 1946-1947.Glenn Lackey, from the Berlin Township (now Olentangy) Chapter, served as Vice President in 1949-50. After WWII, he started the VoAg Program at Pickerington High School.Dallas High, from the Van West-Marsh Chapter, served as a National Vice President in 1951-1952.Dale Ring, from the Wooster Chapter, served as a National Vice President in 1955-1956. He then raised dairy cattle and row crops and served as the president of the Ohio Holstein Association and Ohio Beef Council.Jerome Donovan, Jr., from the Delaware Chapter, served as National Vice President from 1960-1961. He taught science at Delaware Hayes H.S. in 1963 and then ag business at Delaware Area Career Center in 1973, where he became an administrator. After 39 years of teaching he retired in 2004.James Stitzlein, from the Loudenville Chapter, served as a National Vice President from 1965-1966. Jim works with Consolidated Grain and Barge and lives near St. Louis.Keaton Vandemark, from the Elida Chapter, served as a National Vice President in 1966-1967.Dennis C. Sargent, from the Bradford Chapter, served as National Secretary in 1971-1972. He devoted his career to working in education, industry and business. He served as the executive director of the FFA Foundation.Doug Loudenslager, from the Ridegdale Chapter, served as the 1975-1976 National Eastern Region Vice President. He went on to serve as an agricultural instructor at Cory-Rawson High School, communications manager for the Ohio Farmers Grain and Supply Association, executive director of the Ohio Soybean Association, and COO of the National FFA Organization. He is now secretary on the Board of Trustees for Evolution Ag, LLC and principal for the Delaware location.Rick McDaniel, from the Wynford Chapter, served as the 1976-1977 National Eastern Region Vice President.Rob Hovis, from the Lakota Chapter, served as the 1977-1978 National Eastern Region Vice President. He now serves as a financial officer for Edward Jones of Millersburg.Mark Sanborn, from the Grand Valley Chapter, served as the National FFA President in 1978-1979. He is now president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. He is also an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.Susie (Barrett) Bline, from the Warren Chapter, was Ohio’s first female National Officer, serving as the 1980-1981 National Eastern Region Vice President. She resides with her husband on a Champaign County farm where they raise sheep. She is also an elementary math teacher.Bruce Kettler, from the Anna Chapter, served as the 1982-1983 National Eastern Region Vice President. He now serves as the Director of Public Relations for Beck’s Hybrids.Warren Boerger, from the Fairbanks Chapter, served as the 1988-1989 National Eastern Region Vice President. He now is the head of North American Business Services for Syngenta Seeds.Dan Schroer, from the New Bremen Chapter, was the 1989-1990 National Eastern Region Vice President. He now serves as the Superintendent of Springboro Schools in Warren County. He also served as the superintendent for the Greene County Career Center in Xenia with over 900 full-time equivalent secondary and adult students. He has served as the program director for Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum and a teacher and administrator for various schools around Ohio as well.Rick Perkins, from the Sentinel CC Chapter, served as the 1992-1993 National Eastern Region Vice President. He is now Vice President at PNC Financial Services.Lee Schroeder, from the Leipsic Chapter, was the 1994-1995 National Eastern Region Vice President. He graduated from Ohio State’s College of Law in 2002. He is currently an agriculture attorney in real estate, business, and estate/succession planning for northwest Ohio farmers and agribusinesses at the firm “Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP” in Ottawa.Holly (Bentley) Wagner, from the East Clinton Chapter, was the 1996-1997 National FFA Secretary. She is now a mom and elementary school teacher.Shannon (Wilcox) Donnelly, from the Upper Scioto Valley Chapter, served as the National FFA Secretary in 1997-1998. She worked in agribusiness and as a K-12 educator. Now she is currently co-owner/operator of WD Land & Livestock with her husband, Bruce, and daughter Meredith.Emily (Buxton) Adams, from the Riverview Chapter, was the 1998-1999 Eastern Region Vice President. She graduated from OSU with a BS and MS in food science and worked in product research and development for Abbott Nutrition in Columbus from 2003-2011. She now serves as an OSU Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources and the County Extension Director for Coshocton County.Joe Shultz, from the Indian Lake Chapter, served as the Eastern Region Vice President in 1999-2000. Shultz now serves as the senior economist for the U.S. Senate Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry in Washington, D.C.Katy (Poth) Endsley, from the Liberty Union Chapter, was the 2000-2001 Eastern Region Vice President. She currently works for the Ohio FFA Association, serving as program manager. She also teaches public speaking at Ohio University.Julie (Tyson) McNaull, from the Hillsdale Chapter, was the 2002-2003 Eastern Region Vice President. She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics in 2005 and with a Masters in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics in 2007. She and her husband reside in Ashland, Ohio with three daughters. She is a stay-at-home mom on McNaull Family Farms, a grain operation with a contract swine finishing barn.Anne Knapke, from the Talawanda Chapter, was the 2003-2004 Eastern Region Vice President. She is a certified health coach and current MA/MPP graduate student at the University of Chicago, with a background in international and community development, focused on global health and food policy.Hannah Crossen, from the Hillsdale Chapter, was the 2008-2009 Eastern Region Vice President. She graduated from OSU in 2012 with a degree in agricultural and Extension education, then worked as a curriculum sales consultant for CEV Multimedia out of Lubbock, Texas. She is currently an agricultural educator and FFA advisor at North Union High School in Richwood.Sydney Snider, from the Felicity-Franklin Chapter, was the the 2015-2016 Eastern Region Vice President.  Jerome Donovan, Jr., from the Delaware Chapter, served as National Vice President from 1960-1961. Susie (Barrett) Bline, from the Warren Chapter, was Ohio’s first female National Officer, serving as the 1980-1981 National Eastern Region Vice President. Shannon (Wilcox) Donnelly (center), from the Upper Scioto Valley Chapter, served as the National FFA Secretary in 1997-1998. Holly (Bentley) Wagner (front row, second from the right), from the East Clinton Chapter, was the 1996-1997 National FFA Secretary. Julie (Tyson) McNaull, from the Hillsdale Chapter, was the 2002-2003 Eastern Region Vice President. Lee Schroeder, from the Leipsic Chapter, was the 1994-1995 National Eastern Region Vice President. Dennis C. Sargent, from the Bradford Chapter, served as National Secretary in 1971-1972. Mark Sanborn, from the Grand Valley Chapter, served as the National FFA President in 1978-1979. Katy (Poth) Endsley, (pictured with her family) from the Liberty Union Chapter, was the 2000-2001 Eastern Region Vice President. Bruce Kettler of the Anna Chapter got to meet President Reagan during his time as a National Officer. Rob Hovis, from the Lakota Chapter, served as the 1977-1978 National Eastern Region Vice President. Doug Loudenslager met with J. Patrick Kaine, President of the Agricultural Division of International Harvester, in 1976. Holly Bently Wagner, Emily Buxton Adams, Steve Gratz and Shannon Wilcox Sydney Sniderlast_img read more


Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 26, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180126_RyanMartinTGIF. Warmer air builds over Ohio today and tomorrow. We will see very mild air in play and most of the state will be above normal for the period. This does come with a bit of a disclaimer, though: we also have to deal with some strong southwest winds, averaging at least 12-25 mph, and likely higher. These winds will be what brings the warmer air in.Rains start tomorrow afternoon and goes through midnight. By 2-3 am Sunday morning, we will be done with all action. The rain has a very light start in. We are trimming our rainfall forecasts a bit to now a few hundredths to half an inch maximum. Coverage will be about 80%. The map shows rain totals through Sunday morning.Drier, cooler air is in for Sunday as high pressure moves in. However, this is not a bitter cold arctic air mass, just a typical cool push behind a weak system. There may be enough cold air to trigger some minor lake effect snows over northern and northeastern Ohio on Monday. Snow and flurry action can break out anywhere off the south shore of Lake Erie on Monday, and we can even see some lake effect clouds and flurries make it all the way in from off of Lake Michigan in far NW Ohio. But, generally, the best areas for action on Monday will again be in northeast Ohio, in our typical lake effect areas. WE can see minor accumulations, and in NE OH, perhaps several inches. Cold air will be in play for both Sunday and Monday, with temps slightly below normal.Tuesday of next week we see winds switching back to the southwest, signaling yet another moderating push of temperatures to above normal levels. The winds will be rather strong on Wednesday, the 31st. This hints at another strong front wanting to arrive shortly thereafter. We have rains starting to move into NW Ohio around midday on Thursday, and then precipitation slowly works across the state. Action starts as rain, but we still expect cold air to catch the moisture, and switch rain over to snow. Liquid equivalent precipitation could range anywhere from .25”-.75” as things stand right now, and we are have a concern that we see some heavy snow in Ohio after sunset through midnight. Some models are projecting 4-6 inches – but it is way to early to look seriously at snow totals. As always, it comes down to timing of cold air, track of the front, and location-location-location. We will have a significant update on this system Monday morning.The week finishes with a dry Friday midday and afternoon, but temps are cold, with most of the state below freezing. High pressure sets up over western Ohio for next Friday afternoon. We keep cold air into Saturday, but south winds return on Sunday. This time, though, we do not expect a significant warm up, as a cold front organizes quickly to the northwest, and brings colder flow in by Sunday afternoon. This leads to some moisture over central and southern parts of the state for Monday the 5th, although we can’t quite call it a clipper system anymore. Canadian high pressure dominates most of the rest of the 11-16 day period, with another system coming out of the central plains into our area late the 8th through the 9th. That system can bring potential for big snows again.last_img read more


Tigresses on wrong side of history as Lady Warriors finally end skid

first_imgMOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For more than two decades, the Golden Tigresses had never lost to the Lady Warriors but that ended on Friday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.University of the East stunned UST in four sets, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24, to win its first string of two straight games since 2012, and Golden Tigresses head Kung Fu Reyes had no choice but to accept that they were on the wrong side of history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told the players that play this game for the school, ‘if we lose here we will make history and until the day you go old you will bring this with you,’” said Reyes in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The victory marks UE’s first win over UST since the 1993-1994 academic year. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH University of Santo Tomas just made history for all the wrong reasons.ADVERTISEMENT “I hope this becomes a lesson for the team that they should always protect the pride of the school, although I commend University of the East for overcoming this winless spell.”What made the Golden Tigresses’ loss to the Lady Warriors more dismal was how they collapsed in the third and fourth sets after getting the 24th point.UST held a 24-20 lead in the third before allowing UE to go on an 8-2 run to close the set at 28-26.The Golden Tigresses also broke down in the ensuing set when they wasted a 24-22 lead after allowing Mary Ann Mendrez and Shaya Adorador to exchange hits for the 24-24 tie and committing two straight errors to award UE the victory.“We still lack that finishing ability so we really have to correct that issue,” said Reyes, whose team slipped to 2-6. “We have to assess what has happened because we have to change this second round. We have to fix every issue that we have.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivingcenter_img View comments Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Slaughter doubtful for semis opener as Ginebra faces ‘monster’ SMB Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more


Politics on Vijender: Indian Boxing Federation head Chautala hits back after Hooda’s jibe at boxer Vijender Singh

first_imgHaryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s jibe at boxer Vijender Kumar has taken a political connotation with Abhay Chautala, president of the Indian Boxing Federation, taking on his political rival.Chautala said that the chief minister publically humiliated the boxer and his comments reflect his bias against boxing since a leader belonging to the main opposition party in the state was heading the concerned federation.During a felicitation function in Chandigarh on Thursday, Hooda had told Vijender: Tu tour laganey band kar de (you stop taking tours), apparently implying that frequent modeling assignments and stints on television shows had had an adverse effect on the boxer’s performance.Vijender had tried to make light of the remark stating that he was not aware which tour the chief minister was talking about.Abhay – the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA from Ellanabad – said that the comment by the chief minister was not an advice but a taunt” aimed at the boxer.He alleged that Hooda was venting his frustration at failing to manage any of the prestigious sports bodies in India.”Vijender had brought laurels to the country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He had won a bronze medal,” Abhay said, adding that the chief minister should have desisted from making such remarks. The INLD leader said that Hooda wasbiased” in honouring players and had not done much to promote boxing in Haryana.He alleged that the chief minister had been making announcements only to gain publicity and had not fulfilled his promises.”The chief minister had promised to set up an international boxing academy in Bhiwani.But it has not come up so far. The training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is in a bad shape. The players have been left to their own means,” Abhay added.The opposition leader also took potshots at Hooda for honouring players from other states. Only Yogeshwar Dutt among the six medallist at the London Olympics belonged to Haryana.”The chief minister claims that four of the Indian medallists belong to the state but they never represented Haryana at any level in any sporting event,” Abhay said.advertisementlast_img read more

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