The Rugby Week in Review: May 30 – June 5

first_imgWeek in Review: May 23-29 |   May 16-22 |    May 9-15 |     May 2 – 8 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 04: Cedric Heymans of Toulouse is hoisted aloft as he celebrates their victory during the French Top 14 Final between Montpellier and Toulouse at Stade de France on June 4, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Mike Phillips has been included in the 45-man Wales World Cup squad, but earlier in the week Gareth Thomas’s league side Crusaders have offered Phillips a discipline swap. It appears they feel the need to replace recent convert Willie Mason, I’m not sure if they are aware, but a one in one out policy doesn’t exist.Heading down south…Crusaders lose captain McCaw for the next two weeks due to the screw in his metatarsal causing irritation. He had the first six weeks off in order to have it inserted. It will prove a frustrating time for the All Black captain, as Super Rugby play off spots are being handed out shortly.The Brumbies beat top of the table Queensland Reds 14-22 away from home. After being slated publicly by coach Tony Rea, the win couldn’t come at a better time. During the match, the tackle made by Brumbie Ita Vaea on Digby Ioane resulted in Ioane being knocked out cold. The dangerous tackle has resulted in him being suspended by the SANZAR board for one week. Here’s the highlights, the tackle is around the 4 minute mark… Catch up in the Rugby week that was: May 30 to June 5…Mike Petri of USA tackles Saxon Micky Young at Franklins Gardens during the 2011 Churchill CupEngland Saxons started the Churchill Cup with an astounding 87-8 victory over the USA Eagles. The side featured a number of players who are vying for a World Cup spot, including Matt Stevens.Cedric Heymans celebrates beating Montpellier in the Top 14 Fina The Baa Baas headed to the Millenium Stadium on Saturday to take on Wales in a capped match which saw Stephen Jones pick up his hundredth cap for his country. Both Mike Phillips and Gavin Henson – who had to prove they’re worthy of a World Cup shirt, overshadowed the momentous occasion.  Later that evening Warren Gatland named his 45-man squad, which included the club less duo. The Baa baas stole a win in the last minutes beating the boys in red, 28-31. Catch the highlights here…Over to France where Toulose are the Top 14 champions after beating Montpellier 15-10 at Stade Francais. Head Coach Guy Noves must be relieved to be finishing the year with at least one piece of silverware.Leeds have appointed Diccon Edwards as the new head coach, after they parted ways with Neil Back. Edwards returns to Yorkshire after working as the National Academy Coach and England U20 Assistant Coach for the RFU.This week’s Weird and Wonderful…last_img read more

Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia

first_img Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia Projects Save this picture!© Gustavo Frittegotto+ 29 Share Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240087/flashback-residential-building-in-rosario-rafael-iglesia Clipboard Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael IglesiaSave this projectSaveFlashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia ArchDaily CopyApartments•Rosario, Argentina Area:  147 m² Photographscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240087/flashback-residential-building-in-rosario-rafael-iglesia Clipboard Apartments Photographs:  Gustavo Frittegotto , Manuel CucurellText description provided by the architects. In this project I intend to highlight two aspects above the others: First, questioning what a dwelling apartment is, and the way it works. Second, solving the structural matter.Save this picture!© Manuel CucurellThe Program The Modern Movement did not only leave us its aesthetics, but also its ethics: Thus, in a dwelling house, the specificity of its functions showed us that there was a room for parents (for procreation), and another for children (two, if they were of different sex). This functional specificity is what is questioned in my building, since the family unit is not any longer what it used to be, a change that may also be traced in ethics, traces we can’t follow here.Save this picture!© Manuel CucurellStructure Deleuze introduce a description of two games of opposing functioning, Chess and Go, a description that may well illustrate two ways of working within Architecture. In a codified Architecture, all its elements operate as the chess pieces: they have an inner nature or intrinsic properties that make them what they are. Thus, a window is always a window, a door is a door, a beam a beam, and this is proved with every component. They have designed roles and movements. Each of them is a subject of enunciation with a relative meaning, the relative meanings are combined into a subject of enunciating.Save this picture!© Manuel CucurellIn my building I aim to achieve the opposite. What I am trying to show are only the beams, treated as simple units which function is anonymous, collective and of a third person, as the Go pieces. Here, beams do not become, as elements, subjects with intrinsic properties, but with properties derived from their situation: they may become a wall, a window, a door. Perhaps, they will “act” their roles, to support something, and those roles will depend on the place they occupy in the space.Save this picture!section 01The persistent beam moves around, constructing, destroying, skirting, going up and down, supporting, lingering, going away and disappearing when least expected, without altering the unity. Within “the Work” the beam may become the hero or the butler, appearing or disappearing only when that is required for destiny to be fulfilled.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture at Zero 2012 CompetitionArticlesFoss Waterway Seaport / Olson Kundig ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:San Luis 470, Rosario, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeRafael IglesiaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingRosarioArgentinaPublished on June 03, 2012Cite: “Flashback: Residential Building in Rosario / Rafael Iglesia” 03 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Rafael Iglesia Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

RSPCA’s banner ads are “well, okay”

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 March 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. An advertising agency boss thinks that the RSPCA’s anti-hunt banner ad campaign is only “okay.”Lucian Camp, chairman of agency CCHM comments on four current online advertising campaigns in the Ad Watch section of New Media Age magazine. He likes the idea of a charity creating banner ads and encouraging supporters to copy them and paste them on their own sites.Yet he thinks that the campaign is not particularly impressive. “The banners are, well, okay, saying the sort of things you’d expect the RSPCA to say in the kind of typeface you’d expect it to use.” Advertisement RSPCA’s banner ads are “well, okay” Designed by Lateral, the ads have appeared extensively on sites such as Private Eye, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman and The Times. The campaign was planned by PHD IQ.Despite being underwhelmed by the RSPCA’s campaign, Camp still accorded it the accolade of Campaign of the Week. The message is of course that charities could do so much better with their online advertising.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Vendetta in Jenine : filming prohibited

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 28, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News May 16, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Follow the news on Palestine PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img News RSF_en Since 11 September 2001, the Palestinian police forces had, on several occasions, prevented journalists from working freely in particular when some Palestinians showed their delight further to the attacks of New-York. On September 14, the Palestinian police had questioned five journalists. They were covering, in a refugee camp of Nusseirat, a demonstration honouring the memory of the perpetrator of the suicidal attack of September 9 in Nahariya, in Israel. A photographer and an editor for Reuters, a cameraman for APTV, the satellite television correspondent of Abou Dhabi and a photographer for the AFP had been released one hour and a half later after the police had forfeited their video cassettes and films. During that commemoration, a portrait of Oussama ben Laden had been brandished by teenagers. Help by sharing this information News In a letter addressed to the vice-minister of the Interior, Ahmed Saïd Tamimi, Reporters sans frontières (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) protested against the intimidation towards journalists and confiscation of their equipment during the events of Jenine on February 5. “On no account should the Palestinian authority prevent the media from doing their job, in particular when tragic events such as the one which took pace in Jenine”, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. “We are asking you to take emergency measures so that obstacles to the right of informing met by journalists on the territories under your control be lifted”, he added. Organisation According to the information gathered by RSF, the Palestinian police prevented journalists from working in Jenine on February 5 while they were covering the trial of three Palestinians charged with murder. The cassettes of the television teams were forfeited by police forces after the cameramen had managed to film, from outside the chamber of commerce (turned into a court), the mob angry at the verdict thought to be not harsh enough. The three young Palestinians had just been sentenced to fifteen-year imprisonment for the murder, the week before, of a Palestinian security officer who was a relative of theirs. Rallied outside the chamber of commerce, the mob then forced its entrance into the building while some men shot and killed the three convicted Palestinians. Their body was then dragged into the street. News February 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Vendetta in Jenine : filming prohibitedlast_img read more

Action demanded to tackle house dereliction

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Print Email Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook THE ongoing problem of dereliction on the city and county’s housing estates is now at crisis point, and adding his voice to those of Limerick’s elected representatives is Sean Griffin, Sinn Fein spokesperson for Limerick City South. Calling on Limerick’s city and county managers to take immediate action on the issue, he says that dereliction in the city’s Hyde Road and Prospect areas is now reaching epidemic proportions. “It poses a major health risk to the people living adjacent to these eyesores and the derelict houses are also giving a run-down look to areas where most residents strive to keep their houses in good condition,” says Mr Griffin who points out that many of the houses involved are in good condition internally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “If they were upgraded they could be let out to rent to some of the 3,000 plus people we have on the House Waiting List – the managers could authorise action to rectify what is a deplorable situation”.Pointing out that there are a number of what s usually termed “privately owned” properties that are derelict with overgrown vegetation, rat infestation and a “galaxy of bugs, bees, flies and other species of insects, Mr Griffin adds”“These houses were bought by the ‘for profit’ property speculators during the so called boom and are now abandoned because they have been vandalised or burned out, but now there is no money to be accrued from them in their present condition.“The result is that they are allowed to deteriorate until they become a health hazard and there is also the reluctance of Limerick City Council to use the Derelict Sites Act or the Dangerous Buildings legislation to solve at least some of the problem”.As has frequently been stated in City Hall, Mr Griffin said that when contacted, the council officials usually reply that they are unable to discover who the owners are or that the owners have undertaken to have the matter attended to.“This never happens and the dereliction remains but it’s no longer acceptable that this situation continues and I’m calling on the managers to take immediate action to have the situation rectified,” he said“We are constantly hearing lamentations by the Local Authorities about the low take up of the Household Charge, that according to them, is to provide essential services to the citizens but why should citizens pay this unfair charge when they are being forced by the very same local authority to live in disgraceful conditions that are threatening their health”. NewsLocal NewsAction demanded to tackle house derelictionBy admin – September 26, 2012 525 Previous articleADAPT adopting world wide webNext articleCould you be Limerick’s next top model adminlast_img read more

Limerick Gardaí renew appeal for missing teen

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Noel King, who has been missing for five weeks.GARDAÍ at Limerick’s Henry Street station have renewed their appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of 17 year-old Noel King, originally from the Roscrea area, who was last seen in Limerick five weeks ago.Noel was last seen in Limerick City at approximately 5.10pm on Friday, October 9. He is described as being 5’6” tall, blue eyes and with blond hair. When last seen, he was wearing navy tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Superintendent Derek Smart of Henry Street Garda station said they are highly worried for the teen’s safety and are extremely anxious to find him.Anyone who may have seen Noel or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Henry Street Garda station on 061 212400, the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. NewsBreaking newsLimerick Gardaí renew appeal for missing teenBy Staff Reporter – November 13, 2015 669 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleBGT auditions in Limerick #talentNext articleHit sound to ‘Noises Off’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Email TAGSfeaturedlimerickLimerick GardaímissingNoel KingRoscreateenager Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival to be beamed live to millions of…

first_imgLimerickNewsLimerick’s St Patrick’s Festival to be beamed live to millions of people across AmericaBy Meghann Scully – March 4, 2020 225 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Facebook Previous articleFriends of Limerick Football Sponsored Walk To Raise FundsNext articleEuropean Expo 2020: Resilience, Revival and Regeneration event Meghann Scully Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedincenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSt Patrick’s DaySt Patrick’s Festival Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LIMERICK’S St Patrick’s Festival 2020 will be shown to millions of people on American television – courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. It’s part of a major tourism initiative to attract more international visitors to Limerick and Ireland this year.ABC Network and global internet media company Travelzoo will be covering all the fun, the colour and the spectacle of Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival as the two kilometre parade route will be filled by participants from all parts of Limerick and across the country, including schools, sports clubs, industry and the new communities that now call Limerick home.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The theme of this year’s parade is ‘Our Future is Green’ and all participants will showcase their green credentials as part of this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Festival.To celebrate this year’s theme and to mark Limerick as European Green Leaf City 2020, climate activist Saoirse Exton and Tidy Towns and Team Limerick Clean-Up champion Helen O’Donnell have both been named as Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.The expected tens of thousands of spectators will be thrilled by colourful and high energy entries as they make their way down O’Connell Street from Roden Street all the way down to Rutland Street on 17 March from 12 noon.The parade promises to be a carnival of colour and celebration with music, dance and spectacle from local groups and renowned street theatre companies like Limerick’s Lumen.Limerick City and County Council is working with Fáilte Ireland to help develop the festival and promote Limerick as an ideal destination for visitors.Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite ABC TV and Travelzoo to Limerick, to experience and film this year’s St Patrick’s Festival. It is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the festival and the city to a huge audience across the US – inspiring them to put Limerick and Ireland on their holiday ‘wish-list’ for 2020.”Saoirse Exton said: “I’m really excited about being one of this year’s two Grand Marshals because I’m starting to see change when it comes to Limerick and our attitude towards our environment. I think we should celebrate the changes we have made, and prepare for the changes that we will need to make in the future to achieve positive and engaging climate justice for all.”Helen O’Donnell said: “I’m delighted to be Grand Marshal for the 2020 Limerick St Patrick’s Day parade as making Limerick a clean, green place to live and enjoy is something that I feel very passionately about. There’s a wonderful community spirit evident in the Team Limerick Clean Up movement, particularly across all the volunteers who take part on a weekly basis to keep Limerick clean and I’ll be proud to be representing them on the day.”Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “Limerick always comes alive during the Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival and this year is no different. By embracing the green theme, participants will be able to celebrate our National Day and be conscious of a very important issue at the same time. I am sure that those in businesses, organisations and sports clubs in Limerick have used their imaginations and come up with some creative and informative entries for this year’s parade.”“The recent storms have shown us that climate disruption is already having diverse and wide-ranging impacts on our environment so it’s a hugely important issue. We’re also delighted that global eyeballs will be on Limerick thanks to Tourism Ireland bringing international TV crews to Limerick so it’s set to be a great festival weekend.”The traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade is just one of a number of events taking place across Limerick as part of Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival.Limerick has the edge on other cities as it hosts the country’s only International Band Championship, now celebrating its 50th year.A total of 20 bands will be taking place in the championship with more than 2,000 musicians travelling from America and Europe as well as local and other Irish bands.The band championship includes five competing bands from the USA including: Bay High School “Million Dollar Band” Florida; Shorecrest High School Marching Band, Washington State; Marching Mizzou, Missouri; Grissom High School Marching “Tiger” Band, Alabama; and Holly High School Marching Band, Michigan.There will be seven Pipe Bands participating this year and local bands including Newcastle West Pipe Band, City of Limerick Pipe Band, the CBS Pipe Band and Boherbuoy Brass and Reed Band.The sight of all these marching bands along O’Connell Street is something to behold on Sunday 15 March from 12 noon.Last year the festival gave you the moon – this year it’s the whole world!To celebrate this year’s theme, Gaia by Luke Jerram arrives in St Mary’s Cathedral from 15 – 22 March. See how planet Earth looks from space and reflect on ways we can protect our ecosystem for future generations. This new touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram brings together a fusion of NASA imagery and atmospheric surround sound floating beneath the cathedral’s 12th century arches.Aoife Potter-Cogan, Festivals and Events Officer at Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival has grown from strength to strength and each year we work to ensure that the programme is as colourful, entertaining and inclusive as possible. We are delighted to announce that Limerick is now a Tier 1 partner with Fáilte Ireland for St. Patricks Festival Ireland.“One of the most exciting outcomes of this partnership is for the first time Limerick’s parade festivities will be broadcast live on US TV networks creating a wonderful link between Limerick and its vast Diaspora and others in the United States.”Among the other events taking place for Limerick St Patrick’s Festival include:Panoramic Wheel will offer stunning 360 degree views across Limerick’s skyline 12 March – 25 April at Arthur’s Quay ParkHunt the Shamrock at the Hunt Museum – 17 MarchKing John’s Castle – 17 March 25% off all ticketsMinisterial Review of 61st Infantry Group UNDOF – military ceremonial parade of troops before they head to Syria on a peacekeeping mission – Thomond Bridge and Clancy’s StrandSt Patrick’s Weekend Unlocked Weekend of food, family, friends – all things good and green! 14 and 17 March at Limerick Milk Market Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans

first_img This past week the United States Senate passed legislation designed to help protect military servicemembers, veterans, and their families from foreclosure. Sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), the legislation was included as part of the larger banking regulation bill passed by the Senate and makes permanent a one-year foreclosure grace period for service members leaving active duty.“Those who serve our country ought to be given a fair chance to get their financial affairs in order when they return home,” Whitehouse said. “That’s why I’ve fought for years to extend and make permanent important foreclosure protection for servicemembers and veterans. I’m proud my bill to help recognize the noble work of our men and women in uniform is one step closer to the finish line.”Following a report by the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, Congress first extended the period of foreclosure protection from 90 days to nine months in 2008, working under the auspices of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. According to that report, “the threat of foreclosure is a stressor that need not be placed on members of the armed forces during the first months of their return to civilian life.”The foreclosure grace period for servicemembers was extended to one year beginning in 2012, but it was initially instituted as a temporary measure. The grace period was set to expire in 2019, but Sen. Whitehouse had been working to pass legislation that would upgrade it to permanent status for several years.Erik Wallin, Executive Director of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, said, “Senator Whitehouse’s bill is particularly important in Rhode Island because we have one of the most deployed National Guard forces in the country. This bill provides servicemen and women with the relief they need as they transition from periods of active duty back into civilian life.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Foreclosure Protection Military Servicemembers Veterans Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Announces Winner of Non-performing Loan Sale Next: Collaborating for a Sustainable Housing Industry Foreclosure Foreclosure Protection Military Servicemembers Veterans 2018-03-17 David Wharton Securing Foreclosure Protections for Veterans March 17, 2018 4,794 Views Related Articles About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share 1Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, Newslast_img read more

Powerful storm hits West Coast, set to track East

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  A powerful storm brought very heavy and powerful winds to the Northwest on Saturday. Over eight inches of rain was reported in parts of Washington state with widespread reports of wind gusts over 50 MPH with even more significant gusts at the mountain tops.It has been a remarkable start to 2020 in the Northwest United States. Forks, Washington, recorded its wettest January and wettest month on record – totaling 30.78 in for the month. Also in Forks, it rained every day of January for the first time ever. Seattle also tied a record number of wet January days for the city.As a result of so much precipitation, major river flooding is occurring or forecasted to impact some rivers in Washington state, causing flooding in some of the suburbs outside of Seattle. The threat for landslides will persist due to the ground being very saturated. This powerful frontal system is forecasted to track east and part of this system will track across the country this week going to coast to coast.Today the immediate concern is the gusty winds that will be spreading across California and Nevada. Gusts in parts of Central and Northern California could exceed 50 MPH at times today.The strong winds will spread into Southern California and Southern Nevada Sunday night and Monday. Gusts could reach as high as 70 MPH or higher in higher elevations. This could cause downed power lines and downed trees.Additionally, heavy mountain snow will spread into parts of the northern Rockies on Sunday and reach the front range of Colorado on Monday.Then Late Monday and Tuesday a part of this system will track eastward and bring some snow to parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle. The system will also spread strong storms, including severe weather to the Southern U.S.Severe weather will be possible beginning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday across parts of the Southern U.S. from Texas to the Carolinas. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes will all be possible.The result of all of this is locally one to two feet of mountain snow for the Rockies, with locally over three inches of snow in the Denver metro area as well as locally over six inches of snow to parts of Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile along the Mississippi River valley, locally two to three inches of rain will be possible. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Settlement reached in fatal Kentucky police shooting of Breonna Taylor: Sources

first_imgBreonna Taylor FamilyBy BILL HUTCHINSON, SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN and STEPHANIE WASH, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician shot to death by police in her own home, sources told ABC News.The settlement is expected to be announced by city officials and Taylor’s family on Tuesday afternoon and includes a police reform package, sources said.Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Taylor’s family, has called a news conference for 2 p.m. ET at the Louisville mayor’s office to announce the “significant update in the Breonna Taylor case.” Crump said in a statement that members of Taylor’s family will attend the news conference.Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were sleeping inside their Louisville apartment on March 13 when officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department attempted to execute a “no-knock” search warrant. Three plainclothes officers opened Taylor’s front door and “blindly” opened fire into their apartment, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in April by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer.Taylor, a licensed EMT, was shot at least eight times and died, according to the lawsuit filed by Palmer.Taylor was accused of accepting USPS packages for an ex-boyfriend who police were investigating as an alleged drug trafficker, according to the warrant.The police said they knocked several times before using a ram to open the door and were allegedly met with gunfire. Walker said he called 911 before firing one shot from his licensed firearm, hitting one of the officers in the leg.The three officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and detectives Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove, were placed on administrative reassignment pending the results of an investigation. Hankison was later fired for his role in the incident.According to his termination letter that was shared with local reporters, Hankison violated procedure when he fired 10 rounds into Taylor’s apartment while executing the warrant.“I have determined you violated Standard Operating Procedure … when your actions displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life when you wantonly and blindly fired ten rounds into the apartment of Breonna Taylor,” the letter stated.No charges have been filed against the officers. Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s attorney general, released a statement this week saying the investigation was still ongoing.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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