A trough will pick up Matthew will take it northeast. Any landfall will weaken Matthew before it re-emerges offshore and moves east of Ocean City. Depending on how close Matthew passes offshore will determine what are impacts are.Regardless, rough surf, rip currents and possible beach erosion is expected for Ocean City this weekend. If Matthew passes closer to the coast, we could see heavy rain, possible storm force winds and tidal flooding. Unfortunately, if current computer models verify, rain and increasing wind will develop in our area sometime on Saturday which would jeopardize Ocean City’s Annual Fall Block Party. We will continue to monitor Matthew as the week progress. Hurricane Matthew is causing life-threatening conditions as the category 4 storm with winds of at least 145 mph bares down in Haiti and Eastern Cuba. Besides the strong devastating winds, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are expected with as much as 15-25 inches of rain with localized amounts of 40″ will occur.Once Matthew makes it through Cuba it will move through the Central and NW Bahamas. A ridge of high pressure will bend Matthew toward the Southeast U.S. coast later this week. The trend over the last few days has brought Matthew’s future track dangerously close to the Southeast Coast.Latest computer models are continuing to bring Matthew up the coast at a faster pace skirting along the Florida coastline and possibly making landfall along the Carolinas.
Early voting surgeIllinois’ state board of elections said much of the voting for the state primary already had been done, with 504,000 early votes cast and 294,000 ballots mailed in as of Monday – a substantial increase from the day before the 2016 primary, when those numbers were 400,000 and 160,000 respectively.Matt Dietrich, a spokesman for the board, said: “At this point, there is no date in the foreseeable future when we can expect greater safety with any certainty.”Florida, the largest state to vote on Tuesday, has also experienced a surge in early voting.About 1.1 million Democratic ballots had been cast by mail or at early voting centers through Sunday, a state party official said. In the 2016 primary, about 890,000 Democrats voted early, representing just over half of the party’s 1.7 million votes in that year’s primary.Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs wrote on Twitter on Monday that the state government was working to keep Election Day “safe and accessible.”Following his first one-on-one debate with Biden in Washington on Sunday – which had no studio audience to limit possible exposure to the virus – Sanders questioned the wisdom of voting on Tuesday.”I’m thinking about some of the elderly people who are sitting behind the desks, registering people, doing all that stuff. Does that make a lot of sense? Not sure that it does,” Sanders told CNN.Prominent leaders and groups in the Democratic Party have been coalescing around Biden. On Monday, he picked up endorsements from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the International Longshoremen’s Association, a large maritime workers’ union based in New Jersey. Ohio will postpone its presidential nominating election planned for Tuesday, despite a judge’s refusal to endorse a postponement, because the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus makes it too dangerous, Governor Mike DeWine said.DeWine had asked a state court for permission to postpone the election, but after a judge denied the request he said the state’s health director would order the polls shut as part of the public health emergency caused by the virus.”During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus,” DeWine said on Twitter Monday night. While he had first sought the approval of the courts to move the election, judge Richard Frye rejected the request to postpone the primary on Tuesday despite growing concerns about the coronavirus that have shut down schools, restaurants and large gatherings across the country.On Tuesday, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton would order the polls closed, DeWine said, while Secretary of State Frank LaRose appealed Frye’s decision.The process of the appeal began Monday night, Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said, as Florida, Arizona and Illinois prepare to vote on Tuesday.Former Vice President Joe Biden is the overwhelming favorite to defeat US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in all four states, according to public opinion polls. Winning the populous states has the potential to give Biden a nearly unassailable lead over Sanders, his only viable rival and a democratic socialist. They are vying for the party’s nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump in November’s election.Ohio’s Republican governor, Mike DeWine, in calling for a delay, said at-risk populations would be unable to vote. Two Ohio voters over the age of 65 filed the lawsuit seeking the delay and DeWine said the state would not oppose it.”We should not force them to make this choice – a choice between their health and their constitutional duties as American citizens,” DeWine, who lacks the power to unilaterally delay the primary, told a news conference.On Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended cancellation of gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks. US task-force guidelines on Monday discouraged social gatherings of more than 10 people.Ohio will continue to collect absentee ballots and hopes to hold the primary on June 2.Georgia, Louisiana and Kentucky have postponed primaries that had been set for March 24, April 4 and May 19, respectively. Topics :
Topics : Trudeau himself took a knee on Friday at a demonstration outside his office in Ottawa.He pushed back at critics who said protesting did not adhere to public health guidelines about social distancing during the pandemic, saying he sought to “balance very important competing interests.””As best I could, I followed social distancing measures and wore a mask,” he said. “But for me, it was important that I be there.” Having police wear body cameras would be “a significant step towards transparency and we’re going to work on that this week,” Trudeau said.”It is something that is, in my opinion, what we need to move forward with.”Body cams are used to document police interactions with the public and gather evidence at crime scenes. Proponents of their use say they provide increased transparency in policing.Thousands of Canadians in recent days have marched in solidarity with US protesters against racism and police brutality, following the death in police custody of a black man in Minneapolis. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he supports the use of police body cameras in Canada to ensure “transparency” from officers and hopefully curb brutality and racial bias.He said he has discussed the matter with Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner Brenda Lucki, and planned to raise it with provincial leaders who have jurisdiction over regional police forces.”With the many disturbing reports of violence against black Canadians and indigenous people, we know that we need to do much more, and we need to do it now,” Trudeau told a news conference.
Dogs lose to Tigers in all levels of play.Varsity: Tigers best Dogs 25-18, 25-15, 27-25Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg Varsity VB (10-9)JV: Tigers beat Dogs 25-12, 25-13Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg JV VB (10-9)Freshman: Tigers over Dogs 25-19, 25-21This Saturday, The Lady Dogs will divide up as the JV will be playing the EIAC Tourney at Rushville, and the Varsity will go to Indy to play top ten teams Brebeuf and Wapahani.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
Freshman midfielder Kinley McNicoll has started all 16 matches for the Badgers and is tied for first on the team in assists (5).[/media-credit]With a bid to the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament in the balance, the UW women’s soccer team heads south for a weekend series in Indiana.After earning two wins last weekend against Big Ten opponents, Wisconsin (10-5-1, 3-4-1 Big Ten) moved up four spots to the No. 6 position in the conference.As of right now, the Badgers would qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, with the top eight teams in the conference getting a bid. Wisconsin, which is ranked 40th in the NCAA, is also eligible for the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament at this time, with the top 64 teams making the tournament.Senior defender and team captain Lindsey Johnson said she knows Wisconsin’s last three games are crucial.“We know we have to win these next games in order to make sure that we are into the NCAAs and the Big Ten Tournament,” Johnson said. “That’s in the back of all of our heads, so we are just trying to get there and finish all of these games one game at a time.”Wisconsin will travel to Indiana Friday to take on Purdue (7-7-2, 2-5-1), which is second to last in the conference standings and has not won a game in October.The Badgers’ defense looks to continue its solid play of late against a Boilermaker offensive attack that has failed to score in its last three games. That bodes well for UW’s defense, which has held opposing teams to just two goals in the last three games.Johnson said she is pleased with the way her defensive unit has been playing and expects the defensive squad to continue playing well.“I think we’ve really just been on,” Johnson said. “We’ve been working on trying to find forwards deep, playing as a unit and sticking together so we always have each other’s back and playing the ball has really been helping us too.”Something that has been aiding the defense in the past month is head coach Paula Wilkins’ strategy to go with a platoon at the goalkeeper position, deciding who to start based on matchups.Wilkins has been switching between senior Lauren Gunderson, who began the year as Wisconsin’s starting goalkeeper, and junior Genevieve Richard, who has allowed only four goals in her four starts.Wilkins said she has not yet decided who will start at goal for the Badgers Friday and will make her decision based on the way the two keepers practice leading up to the match.“[Who starts] is going to be based on training this week,” Wilkins said. “I think Lauren Gunderson and Gen have done a great job and made it really hard for us. I think they have provided us with really good goalkeeping so again it’s going to go back to training.”UW’s offense has been stepping up as well lately, scoring two goals in each of its last four games.Sophomore forward Cara Walls has been a big part of the Wisconsin attack recently, scoring three goals in two games over the weekend, giving her a team-high eight goals on the season.Walls said the pressure the offense has been able to produce lately is a big part of the team’s success.“[The offense has been] going together,” Walls said. “We’ve been getting people up and attacking with numbers, so if it beats me there Paige (Adams) is behind me. I think just getting a larger number of people up and forward.”Walls and the Badgers’ offensive attack look to continue their success against a Purdue defense that has allowed six goals in its last three games.Wisconsin will head to Bloomington, Ind. Sunday where they will match up with Indiana (8-7-1, 3-5-0),, which is ranked eighth in the Big Ten.IU is riding a two-game winning streak and has won three out of its last four games.The Hoosiers bring an offensive attack that has scored eight goals in its last four games. The unit is led by junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy, who has seven goals and three assists on the season.Wilkins said she is focused on the Purdue game but expects a battle with Indiana Sunday.“We want to focus on Purdue,” Wilkins said. “I think both (Purdue and Indiana) are very good. They’ve had some good games and have been close in every single game in the Big Ten, so it’s going to be challenging.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that Real Madrid have what it takes to overcome Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16.The Portugal international, who represented the Red Devils between 2003 and 2009, has stressed that the Premier League leaders will pose a stern test, but has insisted that his side are superior.“I believe things will go well. In my opinion Real Madrid have a better team, but we have to show that on the pitch because United are a very united team and always have been in recent years,” the attacker told Uefa’s official Champions League magazine.“They’re a team that always do well, every year they’re at the top and therefore a team we respect a lot. It will be an extremely difficult match, especially in Manchester.“The game at Old Trafford will be a match in which I will feel a lot. I was there for six years. I have a lot of friends there, people I will see with great pleasure, it will be a match with a lot of emotions.”The first leg is scheduled to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu on February 13.
The District Education Officer (DEO) of Tappita District, Mr. Thomas Karngbeae has died. He took over as DEO in the Nimba County, District #1 last December.Mr. Karngbeae remained ill until what some consider his untimely death, less than a year following his appointment as DEO.He died April 17, in the “sick bush,” according to family sources.He had served as DEO with Zoe Geh Education District from 2006 until December 2013, when he took over Tappita Education District #1, from Mohamed Dekpa.According to family sources, shortly after taking over Tappita, he suddenly took sick. He was taken to nearly all of the hospitals in the country, but no diagnosis was forthcoming. At last, he was taken into the “sick bush,” in search of herbal treatment. There he, according to family members, passed.“We really don’t know what actually killed my brother; we tried everywhere to get him cured, but to no avail,” wept his brother, Augustus Karngbeae.The late Mr. Thomas Z. Karngbeae was born on June 17, 1952 in the Township of Kpatuo in Nimba County.He completed his primary education at the Zuolay Elementary school in 1970, and completed secondary education at Tappeh Memorial High in Tappita City, 1976.He obtained his B.Sc. Degree at the Teacher’s College of the University of Liberia, 1989.Because of the civil uprising,The late Karngbeae did not begin teaching until 1997, when he became principal of the Sanniquellie Central High School up until 2006 when he was promoted as DEO in head Zoe Geh Education District 1.He served in the position until he was transferred to Tappita in December 2013 where he remain until his death in April 17, 2014.The late Mr. Thomas Z. Karngbeae is survived by his Mrs. Wonseh M. Karngbeae, 13 children and 15 grandchildren.His body will be removed from the Gampa Funeral Home in Ganta City on Friday 2nd May 2014 and taken to his home town of Kpatuo for a night of wake keeping follow by interment on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at their family cemetery in Kpatuo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)