Waterspout Spotted Near Peconic Bay in Jamesport

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This photo of a waterspout near the Peconic Bay was posted by a Twitter user Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Photo credit: @BarbaraLayburn)East End residents caught a glimpse of a rare, tornado-like spiral of accelerating sea mist Friday afternoon near the Peconic Bay during a fast-moving rainstorm, according to the National Weather Service.Locals were amazed by the extraordinary weather event, dubbed a “waterspout” by weather experts, which can sometimes be confused with a twister, capturing the unusual and bizarre phenomenon on their smart phones and posting them to social media sites.According to  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the abnormality’s official definition means: “a whirling column of air and water mist.”The waterspout was spotted southeast of Jamesport, near the Peconic Bay, according to Bill Goodman, meteorologist at the Upton-based National Weather Service.It was spawned by a heavy shower that moved over the area around 2 p.m., he said.The waterspout “interacted with the sea breeze moving from the ocean and into the area,” he noted, adding that the entire event didn’t last very long.last_img read more

Holder Aubameyang, Mahrez vie for African crown

first_imgMane, also 24, has been on glittering form since joining Liverpool for a fee that made him the most expensive African in football history.Five-player shortlist:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (GAB/Dortmund/GER)Riyad Mahrez (ALG/Leicester/ENG)Sadio Mane (SEN/Liverpool/ENG)Mohamed Salah (EGY/AS Roma/ITA)Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese goal king Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains in the running to defend his African Player of the Year crown after making the final shortlist of five players on Tuesday.But the 27-year-old faces competition from Leicester’s Algerians Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Senegal’s Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah who also made the final cut for the African Football Confederation’s annual award.The winner will be announced on January 5 in Abuja, Nigeria after votes by a panel of ten experts and 54 national team coaches.Aubameyang was voted German Bundesliga player of the year last season and would appear favourite to retain the African title he clinched after a four-year spell of Manchester City’s Yaya Toure winning.But the pin-point passing and astonishing focus of 25-year-old winger Mahrez impressed as he helped propel Leicester City to the English title last season. He scored 17 goals with 11 assists in that campaign.Slimani is coming off a very good season with Sporting Portugal earning a switch to Leicester.Salah has been brilliant for both Egypt and AS Roma after a difficult time at Chelsea but at 24 may not quite have peaked.last_img read more

Bail set at $1 million for former officer charged in George Floyd’s death

first_imgA Minneapolis judge has set the bail for the former officer accused in the death of George Floyd at $1 million.The decision was made Monday afternoon via a partically, virtual hearing.Derek Chauvin appeared at the hearing virtually from Oak Park Heights’ maximum security prison but he, nor his attorney, contested the bail which was initially set at $500,000.Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges after kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes while Floyd laid on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind his back.Three other officers who were also present during the arrest, have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.  The other officers are currently being held at Hennepin County jail on $750,000 bond, according to the Associated Press.last_img read more

New year, but same result for Kootenay Ice

first_imgNew year, unfortunately the same result for the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Hockey team.The Okanagan Rockets outscored the Kootenay Ice 14-3 to post a two-game sweep in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action in Kelowna.The Rockets scored four first period goals en route to a narrow 4-3 win over the Ice in the opening tilt Sunday at the Capital News Centre.Sunday, it was all Rockets as the hosts blasted Kootenay 10-0.Like the Ice has done for the most part of the season the visitors played the opposition tough in the opener.Despite surrendering four first period goals, the Ice did not give up as the club pecked away at the lead.Jake Lucchini of Trail scored singles in the second and third periods to pull Kootenay to within a marker.However, the Ice could not find the equalizer.Castlegar’s Darren Medeiros, with an assist to Lucchini, scored the other goal in the first period for Kootenay.Four different players scored for Okanagan, holding period leads of 4-1 and 4-2.Sunday, the Ice has no answer after the Rockets built up a 4-0 first period lead.Justin Marreck, Parker Bowles and Mitchell Cook each scored twice for the Rockets.The Ice, 1-21-2, now travels to Planet Ice in Coquitlam to face the Greater Vancouver Canadians.The Canadians, 12-9-5, are in a three-way tie for fourth in BCMMHL standings.Kimberley Newell of Nelson was in goal for the [email protected]last_img read more

Miller scores twice to rally Leafs past Braves 6-3

first_imgFor 12 minutes, the Nelson Leafs looked like they had returned of the doldrums of the past few months.However, after a goalie change Nelson rallied to score six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Spokane Braves Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson’s player-of-the-game Eamonn Miller scored twice, including the winner on the power play three minutes into the third period to spark the rally.Trailing 3-0 after Troy Pichette had scored his second of the game less than two minutes into the second period, the Leafs coaching staff decided to replace starter Patrick Ostermann with Zakery Babin in an attempt to spark the team.The decision appeared to have worked as goals 12 minutes apart by Andy Fitzpatrick, Miller and Jordan Davie, on the power play, pulled Nelson even at 3-3 before the period ended. Miller, Matthew Sokol and Blair Andrews into an empty net completed the comeback in the third.Kurtis Reading also scored for the Braves.Nelson out shot the Braves 32-20 in the game making a winner out of Babin in the Leaf nets.Patrick Kasper took the loss for the Braves.Both teams played the game shorthanded, each dressing 16 skaters.Nelson, improving to 16-20-0-0-1, climbs to within two points of third place Grand Forks in Murdoch Division standings.Nelson travels to Fruitvale to visit the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday.Next home game is Thursday, January 14 against the Border Bruins.last_img read more

ENCHANTING LADY WINS $75,000 SANTA PAULA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS AS DERBY TEAM OF BAFFERT, SHAH & GARCIA EXECUTE EASTER SUNDAY DÉJÀ VU

first_imgFAVORED SENSITIVELY FALLS AFTER WIRE, SENDING TALAMO TO HOSPITAL FOR EXAMARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–Enchanting Lady cut back in distance, took a steep drop in class and responded with a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes and in less than 24 hours, reunited the winning Santa Anita Derby connections of trainer Bob Baffert, owner Kaleem Shah and jockey Martin Garcia. Breaking from the outside in a field of six 3-year-old fillies, Enchanting Lady stalked favored Sensitively into the far turn, took the lead approaching the quarter pole and finished up 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.“The last few days have been a lot fun,” said Shah. “I named this filly after my wife and she really came through today. I had a lot of confidence coming into today. Bob told me she’s good sprinting and hopefully she can continue to move forward off of this.”A rousing 6 ¼ length winner of the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes as a maiden on June 22, Enchanting Lady came off the bench to run fifth in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Santa Ysabel Stakes Feb. 28. The second choice in the wagering at 3-1, she paid $8.60, $4.20 and $2.80. The Santa Paula was her second win from four tries and with the winner’s share of $46,080, she increased her earnings to $134,280.I think she wants to run six, six and half, or seven (furlongs),” said Garcia. “When she ran the other day, she really needed that race and it helped. We had good results today.”Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Mike Smith, Tara’s Tango was second best, finishing three lengths clear of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 3-1, Tara’s Tango paid $4.80 and $3.20.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ben’s Duchess finished third at 5-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Sensitively, who was off at 6-5, stopped badly a furlong out and fell shortly past the wire, unseating Talamo, who was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination. Sensitively got up right away and appeared uninjured.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more

Ehlers gets a hat trick as Jets end Sharks’ win streak

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — Nik Ehlers scored the game winner with 3:07 left in the third, spoiling Evander Kane’s revenge game against the Winnipeg Jets.Ehlers recorded the decisive goal in a 5-3 Jets win over the Sharks at SAP Center Thursday after Martin Jones left his crease in an attempt to stop Blake Wheeler, who then skated around the net and found his teammate for an open shot.In doing so, the Jets ended the …last_img

Amanda hangs up her racquet

first_img5 July 2004Way back in January 1988, at the age of 16, Amanda Coetzer turned professional. Now, after 16 years on the pro tennis circuit, she has called it quits, bringing the curtain down on a career as courageous as it was successful.In an age when tennis equipment technology made huge advances, helping the power games of the athletes of the “new generation”, Coetzer proved that guts, physical and mental commitment, and a marvelous scrambling, thinking game could overcome the cut-and-thrust of the modern tennis superstars.After all, Coetzer stands only 1.54 metres tall (five foot two inches) and weights about 54 kilograms. Compare that to players like Amelie Mauresmo (1.75m, 69kg) or Lindsay Davenport (1.89m, 79kg).These are just two of the players that Coetzer competed against, more than holding her own, rising as high as third in the world rankings in November 1997.An amazing journeyShe says it was an amazing journey, being able to play the sport she loves, travel the world, and meet so many wonderful people. Through those years, Coetzer built up a considerable following, and not only in South Africa.Who wouldn’t want to cheer her on – the little gladiator battling bigger warriors on the other side of the net?For Coetzer to succeed she needed tremendous heart, and that heart was always in evidence on the court, a quality that simply demanded that fans cheer for her.And let it be said, especially in an age where image is so important – why else is Anna Kournikova so well known? – that Coetzer is a very attractive athlete, even more so in person than on television.Former world number one Martina Hingis once admitted that she hated playing Coetzer more than any other player. “Just when you think you’ve hit a winner”, she said, “the ball comes back at you, again, and again, and again.”Coetzer acknowledges, and is grateful for, the part that fans played in making her choice of career a success. “No matter what I may do in the future, I know that tennis will always be a part of my life”, she reckons.Coetzer’s golden yearUndoubtedly the best year of Coetzer’s career was 1997, when she reached number three in the world, winning tournaments in Budapest and Luxembourg, reaching two Grand Slam semi-finals – the French Open and Australian Open – and beating the great Steffi Graf three times.Only five players ever managed to beat Graf three times in one year. Coetzer’s Australian Open victory over Graf brought the world number one’s 45-match winning streak to an end, and earned Coetzer the nickname that stuck, “The Little Assassin”.Coetzer was also responsible for Graf’s worst ever defeat, a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of the German in Berlin.The South African star rounded off her most memorable year by becoming the first player in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) history to win three awards: Most Improved Player, the Diamond ACES award for interaction between players and fans, and (for the second time) the Karen Krantzcke Award for Sportsmanship.Fine recordDuring her career, Coetzer landed nine WTA singles and nine doubles titles. Her last title came in Acupulco, Mexico in 2003, when she won the Mexican Open for the second time.She contested 56 Grand Slam events, and represented South Africa at three consecutive Olympic Games and in numerous Fed Cup ties.Coetzer still sees herself being involved in tennis in future. And her retirement certainly does not mean the end of her Learn Tennis, Love Tennis Foundation – she says the Foundation will remain one of her priorities.Her personal assistant, Bruce Davidson, says her new schedule will include some relaxation time, then it will be about getting down to studying. Coetzer left school in standard eight to take up her tennis career, after which she completed her matric by correspondence. Now she wants to study further.RomanceThere is also something else that is sure to keep Coetzer occupied: romance. She has been linked with Hollywood film producer Arnon Milchan, whose production list includes movies such as “LA Confidential”, “Pretty Woman”, “Fight Club”, “JFK”, “Free Willy” and “Natural Born Killers”.Imagine that … after picking up more than R35-million in prize money during her career – not to mention her personal endorsements – Coetzer is in love with a man whose personal worth dwarfs her own considerable fortune!Milchan is considerably older than Coetzer at 59 years of age, but who knows how love works. All that South African tennis fans know is love for the feisty player from the small Free State town of Hoopstad. She certainly made her mark on the world tennis circuit, and gave her country a player and a role model to be proud of. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Annie’s Project Retreat Deadline Approaching

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Female farmers, whether farming on their own or in a partnership, realize the importance of the business side of farming. Annie’s Project provides education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.Annie spent her lifetime learning to be an involved farm business partner with her husband. Annie’s life experiences inspired her daughter, a university Extension agent, to create a program for women living and working in the complex, dynamic agriculture business environment. Annie’s Project fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women.At an upcoming weekend retreat, women will receive training in five areas of agricultural risk management: financial, marketing, production, legal, and human resources. Most importantly women are able to network and develop relationships with other women in agriculture.Level 2 will dive deeper into these risk areas with many working sessions allowing participants to work on specific plans for their farms.Past participants have had this to say about the program: “I changed my mind about how to approach communication with my in-laws as business partners.”“I have gained tools to help improve management of our farm and insight on how to communicate the resources to other members of the farm.”“I appreciated getting to meet others with a shared interest.” “I encourage any woman to attend one of these great programs!”The retreat will be Jan 11-13 at Western Buckeye Christian Camp, Kirkmont Center, Croft House 6946 County Road 10, Zanesfield, OH 43360. The cost is $130 per person and includes all lodging, materials and meals. The registration deadline is December 31. For questions about this retreat, please contact Amanda Douridas at [email protected] or 937-484-1526.Registration forms can be found at http://go.osu.edu/agevents.Brochurelast_img read more

National Park Service kicks off National Park Week with entrance fees waived

first_img KUSI Newsroom National Park Service kicks off National Park Week with entrance fees waived today KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  If you’re looking for something to do visit a National Park. The National Park Service will kick off National Park Week by waiving all entrance fees today.Other fees may still be in place, such as camping, transportation and special tours.National Park Week runs today through the 28th.For more information: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm April 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 20, 2019last_img read more