ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mountainous areas of North Carolina saw almost 3 feet of snow from the recent storm that stranded motorists and left hundreds of thousands without electricity.That storm may have moved eastward, but freezing temperatures remain and morning commuters should brace themselves for slick conditions. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for black ice along with the slippery conditions.In northern Florida, a freeze warning has been issued — the same applies for parts of Georgia and Louisiana.Cold wind chills are being felt up and down the coast and throughout much of the eastern U.S. Tuesday morning, with lots of temperatures in the 20s and 30s.Six states out West are under snow, wind or flood alerts ahead of a new storm system approaching the Pacific Northwest.Later Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, heavier rainfall in the Northwest may lead to flash flooding as winds exceed 50 mph. That storm likely will move east Wednesday morning and deposit heavy snow, with 1 to 3 feet expected from the Cascades into the Rockies.The storm system should move into the central U.S. on Thursday, with heavy rain likely in the South and some wet snow likely in the Plains and Great Lakes region.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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The USC men’s volleyball team ended its season Saturday night with a loss to No. 13 Concordia University.Freshman middle blocker Sam Lewis is one of seven true freshman on a young USC men’s volleyball team. Sunny Dong | Daily TrojanAlthough the Trojans began the year ranked in the top-15 with high expectations, and a three-game win streak to start, they proceeded to lose seven games in a row, and their season has been quite the rollercoaster ever since. The Trojans had a talented, young team, and the players’ inexperience was often evident in late sets, including their 2-3 loss to then-No. 12 Grand Canyon University back in February, where they had the chance to pull off the upset but fell in the fifth set 15-12. If the Men of Troy were able to close out late sets, USC’s overall record of 7-19 could have just as easily been closer to 14-12. Head coach Jeff Nygaard has consistently preached the importance of focusing on internal development, building good habits, trusting the process and knowing that results and wins will follow. The Trojans had a taste of this optimistic mentality on Senior Night, when they upset crosstown rival UCLA in an exciting 3-2 victory that earned USC its first and only win over a ranked opponent on the year. Along with that win, the team ended second in the non-conference Texaco Rainbow Warrior Classic. They were also consistently ranked for the first half of the season and swept Stanford. They also earned a top-six seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs. With only four departing seniors and a number of freshmen playing key roles this season, USC has a bright future ahead, and should continue to use this season as a period of growth that will prime them for success in the coming years.Overall, redshirt junior outside hitter Jack Wyett was a stand out player, ending the season with a total of 373 kills and an overall hitting percentage of .280. The other half of the outside hitting duo consisted of junior Gianluca Grasso, who finished with 247 kills on a .225 percentage. Freshman middle blocker Sam Lewis became a contributor toward the end of the season, recording 142 total kills and 78 blocks throughout the season. Redshirt senior setter Gert Lisha had a consistent performance throughout the season while leading the team’s offense with 622 assists. The team often ran a 6-2 offense with freshman setter Chris Hall contributing 432 assists.Wyett led the defensive game with 140 digs. Freshman libero Cole Paxson followed closely with 130 digs, while junior outside hitter Ryan Moss and Grasso contributed 130 and 114 digs, respectively. Compared to their opponents throughout the season, the Men of Troy had a low average hitting percentage of .263. They committed 67 blocking errors compared to their opponents’ 47, leaving them with fewer blocks per set. They were also outkilled, 1234-1310.The USC men’s volleyball team will say goodbye to Wyett, Lisha, opposite hitter Jon Rivera and middle blocker Connor Inlow, all of whom will graduate this May. The team still shows young promise from Lewis, Paxson and Hall, who will carry on from the tough lessons learned this season into offseason training to prepare for next spring. All in all, it may not have been the season USC expected, but it could prove to be the season they needed in laying the foundation for the coming years to return to their winning ways.
Dear Editor,Can the Gov’t please tell us where the Grant/ free money that Guyana got for the purpose of building 10,000 septic tanks for the poor people of Guyana is?Also, where is the Grant/free money Guyana got to repair Stabroek Market Clock?At this time I would also like to inform, that any person from any Commonwealth Country can vote in Guyana’s Parliament, and Canada is a Commonwealth Country. Let anyone check the law to verify this.I would also like to point out that one local newspaper said that the PPP is willing to let Guyanese contact them through email to say what we expect from the PPP if they win the election but the paper did not provide the email address, can you please publish it so we can give our views?And one thing I want to suggest to the PPP is if they win; I would like for Gov’t to stop taking the 20 per cent withholding tax from our savings account.Sincerely,Mohamed Azad
6 May 2016South African writer Faraaz Mahomed has been selected the Africa Regional winner for his short story The Pigeon for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.“I am an unseasoned writer, who continues to struggle with the insecurities and anxieties of inexperience,” said Mahomed. “Winning the Commonwealth Prize for the African region is more than an accolade, it’s a prompting to continue down this path.”Based on Johannesburg, Mahomed is a clinical psychologist and human rights researcher. His previous writing has been largely academic, reads the Commonwealth Writers website. Mahomed has published articles in journals relating to issues of human rights.He also has fellowships from the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg; and is a former Fulbright scholar. Mahomed would like to write a novel and obtain a PhD on mental health and human rights.“The Africa region included stories on almost every conceivable theme, accentuating the endless complexity and beauty of the continent; a testament to the inexhaustible talent that abounds there,” said Africa region judge Helon Habila.“The Pigeon is a carefully and patiently woven tale about love, lust, guilt, and escape. It illustrates just how, as humans, we will always come short of our ideals, and we must learn to live with that.”The other winners include:Pacific Regional Winner: Tina Makereti for Black Milk from New ZealandAsia Regional Winner: Parashar Kulkarni for Cow and Company from IndiaCanada and Europe Regional Winner: Stefanie Seddon for Eel from the UKCaribbean Regional Winner: Lance Dowrich for Ethelbert and the Free Cheese from Trinidad and TobagoChair of judges, South African novelist and playwright Gillian Slovo, said the winners were all worthy of their award and they “show how well the short story is flourishing in the Commonwealth”.Read short excerpt from The Pigeon: Each morning, for about four months now, I am woken by the same foul, fat pigeon. I am certain that he’s the same one, even though I have no means to prove it. In truth, I have no way to be sure he is a he either. It used to occur to me that maybe he had left something at the window, or inside and was hoping that being here to retrieve it would allow him some release. On most Saturdays, I leave the window open. It makes me feel kind, because I am easing his spirit into the next phase or something of that nature.The Commonwealth Short Story Prize aims to “bring stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience”.The five winners selected each win £2 500 (about R53 000) each. The overall winner will be announced at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica on 5 June, and will walk away with £5 000 (about R106 000) in prize money.The 2016 #CWPrize #regional #winners have been announced!Congratulations to the 5 writers.https://t.co/Er1s2Cuuob pic.twitter.com/g38zsfcAuy— Commonwealth Writers (@cwwriters) May 4, 2016 Source: Commonwealth Writers
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Crystal Palace new suitor for Chelsea striker Batshuayiby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have emerged as a destination for Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian attacker is leaving Valencia, with his loan cut short due to poor performances.He is wanted by both Palace and Everton in the Premier League, per the Evening Standard.Chelsea are likely to be happy with a loan, as they do want to try and bring up the player’s value ahead of the summer.Reports suggest Everton would offer £14 million for a permanent transfer, but that amount is considered too low for Chelsea to accept. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsFor most of us, the picture of the Canadian .25 cents quarter is as close to the woodland caribou as we’re going to get.That’s not the case for the James Bay Cree, at least right now.But they fear that future may become a reality with a declining herd, as the number has dropped by half in the past decade.Many point to logging as the culprit.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports there is a way to save the herd – if everyone agrees to it.
The Bank of Montreal’s (TSX:BMO) participation in a major financing deal for licensed marijuana producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector.Canopy (TSX:WEED), Canada’s biggest licensed cannabis producer, announced yesterday that BMO Capital Markets and GMP Securities were leading its $175-million bought deal offering of roughly five million shares.Until now, Canadian banks have been reluctant to service the country’s burgeoning marijuana industry, leaving smaller banks and financial institutions to cash in on pot companies’ financing and commercial banking needs.However, the legislative landscape in Canada is changing rapidly as the federal and provincial governments gear up for legalization of cannabis for recreational use by this summer, and pot stocks have seen significant gains over the past year in anticipation.But BMO’s participation in the Canopy deal comes as lawmakers crack down south of the border — where many of Canada’s big banks have ties — on marijuana, which remains illegal in the U.S. under federal law.Attorney-General Jeff Sessions earlier this month rescinded an Obama-era memo that suggested that federal lawmakers would not intervene in states where the drug is legal, allowing legalization to flourish.
Kolkata: With the exception of some stray incidents of clashes, the first phase of elections in Bengal passed peacefully at Alipurduar and Cooch Behar on Thursday. The voting percentage in both the Lok Sabha seats was above 80 percent.”The election has been fair and peaceful throughout the state. There were a few stray incidents but there have been no injuries to anybody. Senior officers and observers have rushed to the spot whenever we received complaints,” said Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTaking the cue from the CEO, state ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta, who was also present at the press conference, said: “Necessary action has been taken wherever we have received any sort of complaint.” He maintained that the security arrangements were adequate. Earlier in the day, Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey had also stated that peaceful elections were held in both the constituencies. He also acknowledged the role of state police in ensuring maintenance of the law and order situation in both the constituencies. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAlipurduar saw a voter turnout of 81.58 percent, with Cooch Behar seeing a 80.11 percent turnout till 6 pm. People standing in queues to cast their votes expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements at the polling booths. Meanwhile, the police arrested seven people from Cooch Behar and one from Alipurduar for trying to create disturbance during the voting process. An official in the state CEO’s office said that three FIRs were filed for alleged vandalising of the vehicle of the All India Forward Bloc candidate at Mathabhanga in Cooch Behar, damaging an EVM at Dinhata and alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in Cooch Behar. “Two show-causes have been issued to presiding officers in connection with damage to an EVM in a booth and for allegedly allowing an outsider into a booth at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar,” the official said. Trinamool Congress Cooch Behar district president Rabindra Nath Ghosh has alleged interference on the part of Central Forces in the election. “BSF jawans have entered a booth which they are not entitled to do as per the commission’s rule. They are required to guard the polling premises and remain outside the booth. This is a clear indication that they have some sort of ulterior motive. I have informed the District Magistrate. I have also been informed that they have entered some bordering booths as well. Voting could have been better if state police were deployed,” Ghosh said. It has been learnt that the Election Commission has sought a report from the IG, BSF regarding the complaint. Ghosh also spoke with Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee and informed her about some EVMs going defunct at Dinhata, apart from his complaint against BSF. Ghosh also alleged conspiracy behind a number of EVMs going defunct at booths in Cooch Behar. Sources in the Commission said that polling had to be called off at Sitalkuchi due to some trouble and the matter would be taken up during the scrutiny on Friday. At Mathabhanga, the vehicle of Forward Bloc candidate Govinda Roy was vandalised and a case has been started against five accused persons regarding the incident. The EVM and VVPAT were damaged and had to be replaced at a booth in Dinhata. Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik sat on a dharna in front of the DM’s office on Thursday, demanding repoll in all 837 booths where there was no deployment of Central Forces, whereas a Left Front delegation led by senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb met the CEO and demanded a repoll in 170 polling booths.