first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSEmergency PreparednessOrange County Previous articleApopka’s newest restaurant opens tomorrowNext articleNetflix: What’s coming and going for April 2017 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! The Central Florida Communicators Meeting is hosted bi-annually by Orange County Government’s Communications Division and is attended by communicators from throughout Central Florida representing area hospitals, municipalities, utility providers, higher education institutions, regional transportation and mobility agencies, theme parks and travel and leisure organizations and other organizations. The goal is to build relationships as well as review and discuss emergency preparedness tactics and efforts to be best prepared should a natural disaster or tragedy affect the community.Many Orange County Government staff are certified and trained emergency responders in the National Incident Management System program. This training is facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is critical for immediate response during disaster situations. It also helps responders communicate with citizens and one another in one clear voice.The group discussed the use of joint information centers (JIC) as a primary disaster preparedness strategy. Serving as a central location for communicators during disaster situations, a JIC allows communicators to perform critical emergency information functions, crisis communications and public affairs functions.Broward County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Mike Jachles spoke to the group about his experience working and leading JICs and how the crucial strategies and skills can be applied to significant events and daily operations. Jachles serves as the coordinator for Florida’s PIO Deployment team and most recently helped facilitate the JIC in response to the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.Orange County communicates with citizens in numerous ways during emergency situations. Citizens may access updates by downloading Orange County’s free smartphone applications. OCFL Alert provides open shelter locations, water and ice distribution centers, evacuation routes, public service announcements and much more. The OCFL News app provides breaking news and the OCFL 311 app allows users to photograph, pinpoint and report any problem encountered before, during or after the storm directly to Orange County’s 311 Service Center. OCFL 311 also maps relevant community information that may impact neighborhoods.Citizens can also register for the OC Alert system, which sends emergency alerts, notifications and life-saving instructions via text message to cell phones and email accounts. Additionally, citizens may follow Orange County’s social media pages, www.ocfl.net/socialmedia. For more information, visit Orange County’s emergency information webpage. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Orange County Media Relations Department The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Central Florida’s communication professionals recently gathered at Orange County’s Emergency Operations Center to discuss disaster preparedness strategies and the role of public information officers (PIO) during an emergency. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgNew magazine launched for fundraising groups Tagged with: Volunteering 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. Howard Lake | 8 June 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new bi-monthly magazine has been launched to give advice and tips to groups that fundraise for different charities.Raise is distributed to more than 18,000 community groups in the UK, including women’s groups, retired staff associations, social clubs and church groups. It also has an interactive website where users can browse a directory of charities, keep up with news and share ideas in the forum.Managing director of publisher Fundraising Media Ltd, Richard King, said his company had worked with various groups for many years and had set the magazine up in response to requests for information from group secretaries and others. Advertisement Charities can advertise their causes within the magazine which carries a response card, giving each charity an individual identity number. If people tick a charity’s number and return the card, the charity will be notified that that person or group requires further information on fundraising, volunteering or legacies information. The next issue of the magazine will be published at the beginning of July.last_img read more

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first_imgOn Sept. 19, 1981, the AFL-CIO, under pressure from the rank and file as well as union locals throughout the country, organized a Solidarity Day march in Washington, D.C., that drew over half a million people. It was the first national demonstration by organized labor in decades, and perhaps the only one since.The events leading up to this march were both historic and important. The event that led up to the march was the strike, beginning Aug. 3 of that year, of 15,000 air traffic controllers, members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, who walked out and struck against their employer, the Federal Aviation Administration. Higher wages were not the central issue in the PATCO strike. The main issues were understaffing, which also impacted on the safety of commercial airline travelers, forced overtime and stress-related illnesses, both physical and emotional, that had forced many controllers into either early retirement or long absences from work. The response of the Ronald Reagan administration was swift and brutal. Reagan warned the workers that if they did not return to work within two days, he would invoke the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act and terminate all the workers. There were to be no negotiations to end the strike, but only total surrender to all the demands of the government. The strikers rejected this extortion, and 12,000 workers stood fast and remained on the picket line. Many participated in mass civil disobedience, which led to dozens of arrests and imprisonment. AFL-CIO failed to actSadly, despite the outpouring of working-class support for the strike action to defy the ruling class, reflected in the Solidarity march a month later, the AFL-CIO leadership became both hesitant and frightened. It put a brake on calls for a general strike, as well as any further broader mobilizations of direct action called by other unions. In point of fact, the AFL-CIO told other unions representing the airline industry to return to work and ignore PATCO picket lines. The results, clearly seen within a year, were disastrous and foreboding. Isolated by the lack of a proactive stance by the AFL-CIO, PATCO was outlawed by the courts and the Reagan administration. Active members were blacklisted and marked against further employment that had anything to do with the profession of air traffic control. This also gave the green light for the ruling class to open up a barrage of attacks against the labor movement. Interestingly, the mouthpiece for the capitalist class, the Wall Street Journal, stated just as much in an Aug. 6, 1981, editorial, saying Reagan should break the strike “for all sorts of far-reaching reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with relations between the Federal Aviation Administration and PATCO.” It added that “more important are the commitments to rebuild military strength, to restore the dollar to soundness, to cut taxes [on the wealthy, of course!] and regulations, to resist Soviet imperialism [sic], and to curb the wild ascent of federal spending.”So there you have it. The die was cast and the script was written for defeats in other labor struggles throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Notable were Hormel Meat Packing, where the United Food and Commercial Workers refused to support Local P-9 in its struggle against a 23 percent wage cut; the defeat of Phelps Dodge copper miners in Arizona, where after a three-year struggle the corporate giant carried out the largest decertification in U.S. labor history, decertifying 35 locals in 13 different unions, an act that was declared legal by the National Labor Relations Board; and the defeat of the Greyhound bus drivers, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union, when 12,000 workers walked off the job, as well as many other labor struggles where the ruling class was emboldened by the defeat of PATCO.Business unionism vs. social unionismThe systemic root causes of the crisis in labor result from a number of factors, chief among them total reliance and dependence on the Democratic Party. This is the model of “business unionism,” as opposed to social unionism, which takes a holistic approach to what unions should look like, i.e., mobilizing the constituent base, nonconcessionary bargaining, the fight against globalization of capital, international solidarity with other workers, especially in developing countries, and an anti-capitalist framework for struggle.The AFL-CIO has a blind spot when it comes to the Democratic Party and its bipartisan unity with the Republican Party and the ruling class on deregulation of the economy, cutbacks in social services and the privatization of jobs in the public sector, as well as the increasing ability of capitalism to outsource industrial as well as high-tech jobs. Most important are both parties’ alliance with the ruling class on wars and imperialism and their promoting the idea that the working class has a common interest with its employer. An exemplary model of social unionism, on the other hand, can be seen in the recent victory of the school bus drivers in Boston. In 2013, Veolia Transportation, now known as Transdev, contracted with the city of Boston to run the school buses. It soon started violating central provisions of the union contract of Local 8751 of the United Steelworkers of America.  The modus operandi of the company was to break the union. When the union leadership was falsely accused of instigating a wildcat strike, Transdev fired four officers of the local. However, if Transdev had done its research it would have found that Local 8751 was not your typical union. The union won its first contract in 1978 and has fought against the attempt to resegregate the schools. It has also built a rock-solid relationship with the parents of the children, as well as community groups. Some 98 percent of the local’s 900 members are people of color: Haitian, African-American, Latino/a and Cape Verdean. The local has been involved with the anti-war movement, the struggle against racism and support for Palestine, as well as demonstrating for LGBTQ rights. This past Dec. 23, members not only ratified a four-year contract, with back pay, but also won back the four fired union officers, who had faced red-baiting because some are members and leaders of Workers World Party. This is not only a victory of the school bus drivers and their union but a victory and a model for all unions and the working class in general. Progressives and the left need to start from the bottom up in supporting and mobilizing unions, and using class struggle unionism as a model.Part 2: From 1995 to 2005, top-down changes in AFL-CIOFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Harlowe’s is the newest restaurant concept to grace the Pasadena dining scene. This understatedly classy space will charm you with its dark wood paneled interior and simply crafted menu. The name Harlowe’s comes from Clarissa Harlowe Barton, the great-great-great aunt of one of the founders, who helped found the Red Cross in Massachusetts. Her name pays homage to the early 1900s vibe of the restaurant. In addition to a choice of four affordably priced French Dip sandwiches – roast beef, slow roasted pork dip, turkey dip and braised lamb dip – Harlowe’s has a distinctive beer menu. Since the owners also manage the Bottle Room in Whittier, it comes as no surprise that their alcohol program is top notch. Although they focus on locally made beers, they also carry Van Steerberg Van De Garre directly from Belgium. This Belgian Tripel is only available at Harlowe’s and The Bottle Room. Aside from the Van De Garre, the Bread Pudding also appears on both menus. Chef Alcazar describes it as the perfect dessert – made with fluffy brioche bread, salted caramel and candied hazelnuts. The Chocolate Torte is another winning end to a meal. This decadent tasting flourless dark chocolate cake has a light texture and is complimented by milk chocolate ganache and a sauce made from caramelized blackberries and blueberries. It’s served with a dollop of maple sweetened chantilly cream and crushed hazelnuts. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * “It’s a very simple sandwich with perfectly roasted beef, homemade au jus beef broth and soft French bread,” he said. Harlowe’s currently serves a bustling lunch crowd and are breaking into the dinner and late night dining scene. Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Hidden Hangout Serves Understated Fare with 1900s Flair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 6:22 pm Chefs Tony Alcazar and Brian Kiepler built a menu centered on the classic French Dip sandwich. “French dip is a very blue collar sandwich – it’s for everyone, anytime,” said Chef Alcazar. They focus on constructing the perfect sandwich with minimal ingredients and handcraft everything from the ketchup to the blue cheese slaw. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Stay tuned for their grand opening. Harlowe’s French Dip is located at 43 East Union Street. Call (626) 535-0985  or visit https://www.beermenus.com/places/36371-harlowe-s-french-dip for their beer list. Their website is forthcoming at http://harlowesfrenchdip.com/. Community News Their less-is-more approach to cooking is a flavorful respite from trendy restaurants that sacrifice taste for looks. Expect a hot, satisfying sandwiches, flavorful salads and creative entrees like Pheasant Sausage with black lentils and corn poblano rojas. The seasonal Marinated Tomato Salad is a prime example of their attention to detail. This salad features ripe heirloom tomatoes, crunchy slices of cucumber and red onions in a red wine vinaigrette, topped with oregano and Valbreso feta cheese. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News “We really poured our heart and soul into this place,” said Alcazar. “[Harlowe’s] has been a dream of ours for a few years now.last_img read more

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first_imgNewsLocal NewsTragic death of Moyross woman off LahinchBy admin – August 4, 2011 684 Advertisement Print Linkedin Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter NAVY personnel who recovered the body of a Limerick woman in the sea in Co Clare at the weekend have been praised for their efforts.Crew from the LÉ Aisling, which had been anchored in Liscannor Bay on Monday, were alerted after the woman got into difficulty while swimming.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman, named, as 35-year old Julie Bourke, from Moyross, was swept out to sea between Lahinch and Liscannor shortly after 3pm.An eye-witness told the Limerick Post: “I was about to go fishing with a friend from Liscannor Pier and some guy ran up to us and asked if we would get the boat out of the harbour because a woman was in the water”.The man, a photographer from Limerick, added: “The LÉ Aisling was moored in the bay and a Zodiac inflatable rib boat was launched from the vessel with three crew on board. They raced over to Kilmacreaghy and recovered the woman’s body.”When the crew from the LÉ Aisling arrived back at Liscannor Pier efforts were made to try and save the woman’s life by ambulance personnel.However, the 35-year old was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Galway after the Shannon-based Coastguard rescue helicopter airlifted her there.“It’s a terrible tragedy. The crew from the LÉ Aisling tried their hardest to get to the woman but it was to late obviously,” the eye-witness said.The removal of Ms Burke’s remains took place from Cross’ Funeral Home at 8pm on Wednesday, August 3.Ms Burke’s funeral mass takes place at 11am in St Munchin’s Church this Thursday, August 4, followed by burial in Mount St Oliver Cemetery.Ms Burke is survived by her parents Patrick and Julia Byrnes, partner, two children, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts. Previous articleBuses take technology routeNext articleNAMA swoops on Limerick properties, lands and sites adminlast_img read more

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first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Freddie Mac Transfers $2.5B in Credit Risk in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Share Save  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Capital CRT Freddie Mac Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 6, 2019 2,589 Views Subscribe Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac’s Single-Family business recently announced that its Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) program transferred approximately $2.5 billion of credit risk on $69 billion of single-family mortgages from U.S. taxpayers to the private sector in the third quarter of 2019. This brings the year-to-date total of credit risk transferred to $7.3 billion on $196 billion of single-family mortgages.“Freddie Mac is committed to the stability of the U.S. housing finance system, and CRT is a key component,” said Mike Reynolds, VP, Credit Risk Transfer. “We will continue to offer attractive opportunities for private capital to participate in our program as we expand CRT coverage across our book of business.”Freddie Mac issued a total of six STACR and ACIS transactions in the third quarter—three on-the-run deals (DNA and HQA) and three seasoned deals (ARMR and FTR). As a result of STACR and ACIS on the run transactions this quarter, Freddie Mac transferred between 80% (high LTV HQA series) and 90% (low LTV DNA series) of the credit risk on the underlying reference pools. Since the first CRT transaction in 2013, Freddie Mac’s single-family CRT program has cumulatively transferred $51 billion in credit risk on nearly $1.4 trillion in mortgages.Freddie Mac posted a $1.7 Billion net income for Q3 2019. According to the GSEs, these incomes represent yet another step toward adding the capital necessary to move toward private ownership.“In the third quarter, Freddie Mac took an important first step toward exiting conservatorship by adding more than $1.8 billion to our total equity, bringing our capital reserve to $6.7 billion,” said David M. Brickman, Freddie Mac CEO. “As we look to the future, we are squarely focused on serving our mission and meeting the milestones necessary to move the company forward.”Freddie Mac reports that conservatorship capital reduced by $5.2 billion from the prior year, due in part to credit risk transfer (CRT) activity, home price appreciation, legacy asset dispositions, and a decrease in deferred tax assets. About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Transfers $2.5B in Credit Risk Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: HLP CEO Discusses the Company’s Closure Next: The Danger Beyond the Storm Capital CRT Freddie Mac 2019-11-06 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. last_img read more

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first_img Pinterest Campaign group formed to tackle tax issues for cross border workers AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – August 28, 2020 Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford The Government is facing pressure to make changes to personal tax liability regulations for employees working in the north but who live in the Republic.A new campaign group in the North West has been set up to highlight the situation many workers face – largely prohibited from remote working and subject to ‘double tax’ on their income.Named the Cross-Border Workers Coalition (CBWC), the body the financial contribution of this tax to the Irish Revenue is minimal and a blunt measure impacting on the health and wellbeing of workers.CBWC spokesperson and Donegal resident is Conor Dowds:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/crossbodfgdfgdfgdfrdertax1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Senator calls for immediate pub support packageNext articlePandemic adds to annual school bus debacle News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

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first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Blakeney talks football with nutrition center fans By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder The seniors agreed with Blakeney that the Trojans won’t take the field to play tag.At age 95, Charlie Terry, was the most senior football player in the house.“I played a little football but I wasn’t a star,” he said. “I played mostly on the practice team and on the sandlots. That was a lot of fun – on the sandlots. We’d get up a bunch and play. I didn’t get to run the ball a lot. I mostly blocked and tackled.”Terry said he loves to watch football games, and the Trojans and Alabama are his favorite teams.“I used to go to Troy’s games when they were here, but, when you’re 95, you don’t go as many places as you used to,” Terry said, laughing. “I’d like to see a Troy game. That stadium looks real good but it’s hard for me to get around. It sure is nice for Troy to have a place like that and a team to root for.”Green said the Troy Nutrition Center supports Troy University and its athletic programs.“Our seniors get to go see the basketball teams play and we just might get to go see a football game,” she said. “We sure would like that.”Green again thanked Blakeney for visiting with the seniors at the Troy Nutrition Center.“Troy University is supportive of our Center and our seniors throughout the year and we look forward to having faculty members and students as part of our programming,” she said. Skip Troy University head football coach Larry Blakeney was the special guest at the Troy Nutrition Center Tuesday. Blakeney talked football with the seniors and stayed around for lunch and a photo opportunity with a few Trojan fans. Pictured with Blakeney, from left, Hassie Green, Center director, Millie Baker, Tom Gower, Mary Daniels, Eva Collins, Alice Henderson, Raymond Wheeler, Lamar Lowery and Charlie Terry. (Messenger photo/Jaine Treadwell)The Troy Nutrition Center often welcomes special guests into their haven. Sometimes the seniors just get plain giddy about the guest that walks through the door.Such was the case, Tuesday when Troy University head football coach, Larry Blakeney, made a guest appearance at the nutrition center.“Everyone was so excited that Coach Blakeney would take time from his busy schedule to visit us,” said Hassie Green, center director. “Football season is right around the corner so this is a busy time for Coach Blakeney. We really appreciate him taking time to come to the center and talk football with us.” Blakeney explained several of the new rules of the game to the seniors and told them why the rules are needed.“People get excited about football. “It’s a big sport in several ways,” Blakeney said. “It’s big in popularity and it’s played by big people.”Blakeney said that, over the years, players have continued to grow bigger in size, stronger, faster, quicker and more agile. Print Article Published 7:39 pm Wednesday, August 6, 2014 “Training is part of the reason,” he said. “Nutrition, diet and even pre-natal care play a role. And, as players get bigger and stronger, we have to be more concern about their safety as they play the game.”Blakeney said the rule changes have been made with the players’ safety in mind.“At Troy University, we want our players to play hard and to be aggressive but we also want them to be safe,” he said.One of the seniors, laughingly, said that if football is going to be just a game of tag, she’ll watch soccer. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like University honors Schmidt with first-year facility renaming Troy University’s retiring Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations Dr. John Schmidt reacts to the presentation of a… read more Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — While most of the Northeast is still cleaning up and digging out from the second nor’easter to hit the Northeast in a week, some computer models are hinting there is a chance for a third nor’easter.There were still 435,000 customers without power in the Northeast on Friday morning, including 169,000 in Massachusetts and 141,000 in New Jersey.The latest computer models continue to be split on whether there is going to be a third nor’easter. Most models agree there is going to be a storm system moving through the South, with severe storms Saturday into Sunday along the Gulf Coast from Arkansas to Florida.These storms could produce damaging winds and some hail, and we cannot rule out tornadoes.As the storm moves east, the models split.American modelThe American model keeps the storm much larger and colder, showing a chance of snow from St. Louis to most of Kentucky into Nashville, Tennessee, and into the southern Appalachian Mountains on Sunday evening.The storm will redevelop Monday morning off the Mid-Atlantic coast and bring snow from Washington, D.C. to New York City.By Monday afternoon, the coastal low will strengthen — similar to the storm we just had — and move up the coast, bringing heavy snow for most of the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Boston, and into Maine.European modelThe European model continues to disagree Friday morning, showing a much weaker storm system along the Carolina coast on Monday with mostly rain during the day and evening.By Monday night, the storm system moves off the Carolina coast and brings no precipitation to the Northeast, according to the European model.Cold is comingRegardless of the track of the storm, both the European and American models agree that cold, February-like weather will continue into the middle of March.One of the coldest days will be next Wednesday, when wind chills will drop into the single digits and teens from the Midwest into the Northeast. Even from the Tennessee River Valley to the Carolinas, wind chills will be in the 20s Wednesday morning.  Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgbeorm/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(CHICAGO) — A suburban Chicago hotel could face charges after hosting a large wedding that violated state COVID-19 restrictions, health officials said.The wedding took place Wednesday evening at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook, with about 150 guests in attendance, hotel officials said.Under the state’s current “tier 3” mitigation measures, meeting rooms, banquet centers, private party rooms and other venues are not allowed to host weddings at any capacity. Indoor gatherings of more than one household are also prohibited. The requirements went into effect on Nov. 20 in response to a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases.“This event should not have happened,” said Dr. Rachel Rubin, senior medical officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health, during a news conference Thursday. “It’s put a lot of individuals in danger.”The hotel could face possible charges depending on the investigation, health department spokesperson Don Bolger told ABC News.A Hilton Chicago/Northbrook spokesperson, in a statement to ABC News, said the wedding was booked before the state’s latest mitigation measures went into effect, and they “sincerely regret allowing this gathering to proceed.”“The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the hospitality industry and our family-owned business. However, our hope to keep the hotel afloat and employees working should not outweigh health and safety,” general manager Holly Allgauer-Cir said in the statement. “We are committed to working with state and local health authorities to ensure our hotel is abiding by all safety measures and mitigation guidelines.”The hotel is also complying with contact tracing and testing protocol recommendations, as well as reviewing its bookings to “ensure any business that is inconsistent with the state’s guidelines are not held at this property,” Allgauer-Cir said.Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said during his daily press briefing Thursday he was “deeply concerned” about the health of the attendees and their communities, and urged guests to quarantine and get tested. According to Pritzker, there was a lack of social distancing at the wedding as COVID-19 runs “rampant” throughout Illinois.On the day of the event, Illinois public health officials reported a record 238 deaths and 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. On Thursday, there were 10,959 such cases and an additional 192 deaths.“It’s very irresponsible, and it’s also irresponsible of the hotel to host an event like that,” the governor said. “They too have breached the rules and they should be held responsible.”Following news of the wedding, the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association said it reached out to its members “to once again stress the importance of abiding by all health and safety guidelines.”“The large gathering that was allowed to take place at the Hilton Chicago/Northbrook is unacceptable and does not reflect the careful efforts the hotel industry as a whole has taken since the onset of the pandemic to protect guests, employees and our communities,” President and CEO Michael Jacobson said in a statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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