Long Island Weather: 8 Inches of Snow Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm headed for Long Island Wednesday could dump up to eight inches of snow on the area and cause coastal flooding along the north and south shores of the island while also producing strong gusty winds, meteorologists said.In advance of the storm, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of Long Island between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday. A coastal flood warning is also in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.The winter storm, a nor’easter, will bring rain late Wednesday morning, which can potentially impact the morning commute. Rain will then turn over to snow by the evening, said Pat Maloit, meteorologist at the National Weather Service.The snow will drop at a steady rate, he said, and will continue into Thursday. Forecasters are also calling for snow on Friday.After all is said and done, Suffolk could see 6 to 8 inches of snow and Nassau, 4 to 6 inches, Maloit noted.Along with a mix of rain and snow Wednesday, the storm could produce 55 mph wind gusts and sustained winds between 25 to 35 mph, forecasters said.The weather service is also warning of possible beach erosion and 5-foot high waves across western Long Island Sound and 8-foot waves across the twin forks, the NWS said.last_img read more

NPFL: At Last, Luamba Finds His Groove at FC IfeanyiUbah

first_imgNo sooner had the club clinched the oldest cup competition in Nigeria than their troubles began. The expatriate coach hired for the team, Kenichi Yatsuashi was fired barely one month into his reign after just one game at the NPFL Super Four Tournament in December before the team got eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup by Egyptian side Al Masry in mid-February.The exit of FC Ifeanyiubah from the continental competition brought the team already in a realm of grandiose back to life and battling to start all over again with Ghanaian coach, Yaw Preko trusted to lift the side out of their lowest ebb. That task has been achieved in part with the club placed 8th on the log at the midway stage of the season, seven points adrift of league leaders, Plateau United.In a season that has seen a lot of turnovers in terms of players used, Congolese midfielder Fabrice Ngoma Luamba has once again shone like a starry light in the midst of the dark clouds as he continues to churn out disciplined and elegant displays for the Nnewi-based side.The former Sharks XI FC of Congo star who is in his second season in Nigeria told www.npfl.ng that adaptation to the Nigerian environment was not easy but he is very fine now.“It was not easy for me when I came here,” begun the charismatic midfielder.“The language made it more difficult and the league was more hectic than ours. We play 24 games in Congo, 12 in each half but here it is 19 and 19 (making 38). I was not happy (with the schedule) at first when I came, but now, I am fine.”FC Ifeanyiubah used at least 25 players this season, the most by any side in the Nigerian top flight this season but despite the chop and change in the playing personnel occasioned by poor results on the pitch, Luamba remains a regular for the side – having featured in at least 15 games more than any other FC Ifeanyiubah player. Luamba stated that the number of new players in the team affected their chemistry.“This season, we have many new players. Many of our players left last season so it was difficult for us to gel with the new ones. But now, we understand when Kone moves, Prince moves, Obaje moves,” he said in his spasmodic pidgin-English.Such is the importance of the Ifeanyiubah Number 24 that his vision, passing ability and all round midfield presence have seen him grow to become a fans’ favourite at the Ifeanyiubah Stadium Ozubulu, near Nnewi. The towering midfielder still harbours hopes of following up last season’s Federation Cup conquest with the league title this year.“Last season I won FA (Federations) Cup. This season, I want to win the league if God accepts. Now we’re climbing up and I hope we will continue,” concluded the former FCMK Kinshasha player.With the club now on a run of six unbeaten games which includes four victories and two draws, Ngoma Luamba’s dreams of getting his hand on the league trophy may not be far-fetched. Highest-paid striker Godwin Obaje is now getting among the goals while another of the foreign legion, Pascal Seka is now hitting the form that made him a menace to defenders last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2016/17 Football season has been one laden with lots of twists and intrigues, systole and diastole for Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyiubah.After a heady run in Nigeria’s club cup competition (Federations Cup) in 2016 which culminated in the team’s first ever piece of silverware – beating Nasarawa United in a penalty shootout in Lagos in November, expectation was at its peak for what was expected to signal the start of football dominance for the privately owned club based in Anambra, Southeastern Nigeria.last_img read more

Briana Day’s 31st-career double-double powers No. 20 Syracuse to blowout win over Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s immediate start to the game looked similar to the one it had on Sunday night. Both times, the Orange won the tip. Both times, the first shot of the game was a 3-pointer from Brittney Sykes on the left wing.Against then-No. 7 Notre Dame on Sunday, Sykes hit the shot and the Orange ended up shooting 46 percent from deep to keep the game close. But SU lost that game largely because the Fighting Irish more than doubled the Orange’s rebound total, 44-20.On Thursday night, Sykes’ 3-pointer missed softly off the rim and bounced up in the air. Briana Day skied up and snagged the offensive rebound. She went back up, got fouled and made both free throws. Midway through the second quarter, she had a double-double.“I didn’t have too well of a rebounding game last game, so I needed to redeem myself,” Day said. “And I feel like I did.”While No. 20 Syracuse (19-9, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) was coming off its first home loss, Wake Forest was coming off arguably its best win of the season, an 89-77 victory at then-No. 15 North Carolina State. In that game, the Demon Deacons (15-13, 6-9) won the rebounding battle by four, and coming into tonight’s game was the second-best rebounding team in the ACC. But it was the Orange who dominated on the glass in an eventual 85-64 victory. Day was in the thick of it, notching her eighth double-double of the season and 31st of her career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I that thought really was what our Achilles’ heel was in the first half, was giving up way too many O-boards to (Day),” Wake Forest head coach Jennifer Hoover said. “It was almost as if we didn’t talk about it coming into the game.”Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the game that he didn’t think Thursday night’s efforts came from Day wanting to prove herself again. Whatever the difference was in her game, it was noticeable right from the opening tip.Wake Forest couldn’t do much to slow her down. The Demon Deacons starting center, Milan Quinn, came into the game averaging nearly a double-double with 11.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while seeing 30.9 minutes per game. Thursday, she was limited to just four points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.Hoover said she liked what she got out of the other two centers, Ona Udoh and Tyra Whitehead. Still, the Orange got what it wanted, going into halftime with a 13-rebound advantage.“They have really good post players too,” Hillsman said. “But I thought that Brianna just did her job … offensively, when she was rolling to the basket (or we) were shooting the ball, she really attacked the glass.”Day’s 15 rebounds were the second most she has had in a game all season. Eight came on the offensive end. When Syracuse struggled to shoot the 3-ball early, going 3-of-17 in the first half, she was right there to clean up misses.Her presences inside also forced a change in Wake Forest’s defense in the third quarter. Twice early in the frame she set a screen for Alexis Peterson. Both times, Peterson’s defender couldn’t make it over while Day’s defender chose not to hedge, which led to easy buckets for Day at times on Sunday. Instead, though, Peterson ended up stepping back and knocking down two jumpers, one of them from deep.In the penultimate home game of the season, Day struggled on the boards. In what could have been her last game at the Carrier Dome, she more than made up for it.“I know I’m a great rebounder, I know I just had an off game,” Day said. “That’s what I aim to do every game … I just knew I had to have a good rebounding game.” Comments Published on February 23, 2017 at 10:57 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Lee Westwood supports host of Logan Trophy

first_img3 Jul 2014 Lee Westwood supports host of Logan Trophy England’s European Tour winner and Ryder Cup team player Lee Westwood has sent his congratulations and good wishes to Worksop Golf Club who are hosting the England Golf Men’s Open Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship this week.The Logan Trophy, as the event is more widely know, is contested by the top mid amateurs from England and overseas.Lee who is in the country preparing for The Open and the Scottish Open Championships, has been visiting Worksop in the run up to the England Golf event and is certain that the club and course will be perfect for both the players and visitors alike.“I am very pleased that England Golf is returning to Worksop for one of its championships. It is where I cut my teeth in golf and where I always feel at home,” he said.“I’m sure all the competitors in the Logan Trophy and visitors will receive a warm welcome and I’m sure they will enjoy the course which is a true test and a real challenge.”Lee added, “It is also a wonderful opportunity for golf fans to watch some of the more seasoned amateur golfers in action and although most will not be household names I’m sure they will produce some good scores and there will be a worthy champion at the end.”The 52 hole Logan Trophy is being played at Worksop Golf Club, Nottinghamshire from 4th-6th July. It is free to watch the event and spectators are most welcome.  For more information visit the Championship webpage.last_img read more

Lydia Ko expects lots of fun at Honda LPGA Thailand 2017

first_imgThe 27-year-old world No. 44 finished in a tied-second position in Taiwan to start her year and is in the top-5 on the LPGA Tour due to her performance in the Bahamas.  Her best performance in the Honda LPGA Thailand was a twelfth place finish last year.Golf fans can gain admission to the remaining days of the tournament, being played at Pattaya’s Siam Country Club Old Course from Feb. 23-26, by payment at the gate.  Prices are as follows: Friday, 24 February: 300 THB/day; Saturday, 25 February: 400 THB; Sunday, 26 February: 500 THB; Four-Day Package: 800 THB (Free entry for children below 18 years old and senior citizens over 60 years old).  The gates open at 08.30hrs on 24 February and at 08.00hrs on 25–26 February. Ladies world golf No. 1, Lydia Ko, is excited to be back at the Honda LPGA Thailand for the first time after three years and is expecting to be in her best form.  Local golfing star, Pornanong Phatlum, is also in great form and confident to finish in the top-10, and would also like to see a Thai player win the title.Ko, the 20-year-old New Zealander who won 4 times on the LPGA Tour in 2016, including 1 major title, said, “I’m so excited to be back in Thailand this year for the first time since 2014 as I had to compete in the national tournament in my home country for the past 2 years at the same time, and now this tournament has been moved to September, I will have more chances to play in Thailand from now on.  Thailand is one of our favorite countries to visit and play from the player’s perspective and I have to say it has the best food, tourism and the culture compared to the other countries.”World No. 1 female golfer Lydia Ko of New Zealand will be in action in Pattaya this weekend at the Honda LPGA Thailand golf tournament, being held at Siam Country Club from Feb. 23-26. (AP Photo)The Rio 2016 Olympic silver-medalist also mentioned her form after having changed many parts of her game in recent times.  “I almost changed everything over the past few years which gives me great excitement and almost makes me feel like I’m back to my rookie year.  I do have a strong belief with my new clubs, a new team and a new swing that I’m still learning to adapt, so the main thing is to believe in yourself and have fun on the course.  It’s so great to see so many good young players competing at the elite level.  I’m not too worried about my ranking but I do need to improve certain points to maintain my position in the upper echelons of the rankings.Meanwhile Pornanong Phatlum, one of the local star players, is in her best form going into her 8th time at the Honda LPGA Thailand. “I started my season on the LPGA Tour by finishing in the top-5 in the Bahamas which has lifted my confidence,” she said.  “Now I am preparing myself for the tournament and would like to win the title for Thai fans, but will not put too much pressure on myself. I would like to see any Thai player win this tournament because it is the only LPGA event in Thailand.”Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum will be hoping to deliver a home victory this weekend. (AP Photo)last_img read more

The Pattaya 8-Ball Pool League

first_imgDivision 2 Crazy Eddie’s330261979 Mee Chew2021020-102 Pussy Galore3303510259 San Snack Bar211151504 Joy’s Paradise2021020-102 Chill Out Bar3121228-164 Parrot Inn10178-11 Webby’s Star220228146 Cock Inn330252059 Wobbly’s211151504 Shoot Pool1109633 Black Sheep3031926-73 Results: San Snack Bar P v P Shoot Pool, TJ’s 5 v 10 Pussy Galore, Black Sheep 6 v 9 Dean’s Bar, O’Leary’s 7 v 8 Cock Inn, Joy’s Paradise 5 v 10 Crazy Eddie’s, Mee Chew 0 v 0 Bye, Wobbly’s 8 v 7 Blarney Stone TeamPlayedWonLostForAgainstDiff.Pts. Results & Standings Nov. 1 (week 3) Dean’s Bar211161424 OK Corral321271897 The Lion Bar3122223-15 Jan & Bookie’s321231767 Ruby (2)321261977 TJ’s3031728-113 TeamPlayedWonLostForAgainstDiff.Pts. O’Learys3121728-115 Britannia220191186 Old Thaiangle3122124-35 The Windmill312232215 The Lincoln3121728-115 Bunker Bar3212124-37 Blarney Stone321261977 Moonshine Place2021020-102 Division 1 Results:  Bunker Bar 5 v 10 Ruby (2), OK Corral 7 v 8 The Lincoln, The Windmill 6 v 9 The Lion Bar, Jan & Bookie’s 10 ns 0 Chill Out Bar, Britannia 9 v 6 Old Thaiangle, Webby’s Star 0 v 0 Bye, Parrot Inn P v P Moonshinelast_img read more

UPDATE: Leafs 2-0 on Okanagan road trip

first_imgNelson Leafs exploded for four goals in the third period to dump the Kelowna Chiefs 5-1 Satuday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Central Okanagan City.Travis Wellman, Carsen Willans, Tyler Garcia and Alec Wilkerson scored for Nelson in a period the Leafs out shot the Chiefs 15-5.Cole Arcuri and Kyle Hazelwood exchanged first period goals.Tyler Moffat made 19 saves to register his ninth win of the season.The Leafs wrap up the three-game road swing Sunday afternoon in Summerland against the Steam.Former Leaf Matthew Naka was in the lineup for the Chiefs. Naka, traded to Kelowna last week, registered no points in the game.Wellman scores twice to power Leaf past North Okanagan 5-1 Travis Wellman scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 5-1 win over North Okanagan Knights in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Armstrong.Nelson scored three times in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit en route to the win.Brandon Sookro, Bryce Nielsen and Darnel St. Pierre added singles at Nelson pushed its season record to 11-0-1-1.Wellan, increasing his goal scoring lead to 21, finished the game with three points.St. Pierre, Jamie Vlanich and Alex Wilkerson each had two points.Mat Lambert scored the lone goal for the Knights, which led 1-0 after the first periodd.Nelson, leading the Murdoch Division by six points over Beaver Valley, out shot North Okanagan 37-31 making a winner out of goalie Tyler Moffat.Nelson travels to Kelowna to take on the Chief Saturday.The Leafs conclude the three-game swing through the Okanagan with a game Sunday in Summerland.last_img read more