Long Island Arctic Blast Brings Dangerous Deep Freeze

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Island Park resident digs out after the snow storm Jan. 3, 2013 (Photo by Joe Abate)An intense arctic blast known as a “polar vortex” is forecast to plunge Long Island into a dangerously deep freeze with sub-zero wind chills that will cause hazardous black ice on roadways.A wind chill advisory will be in effect from midnight through 6 p.m. Tuesday when up to 50 mph wind gusts will make single-digit temperatures feel as low as -13, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken,” the agency said in a statement. “If you must venture outdoors…make sure you wear a hat and gloves.”Strong winds will also make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. A 50-percent chance of snow showers Monday night may also reduce visibility and add another coat of ice to the roadways, although no serious accumulation is expected.Tuesday is expected to be mostly sunny during the big chill with base temps in the 20s combined with gusts of up to 38 mph that will continue to feel as low as -13 during the day.After that, temperatures are expected to continue hovering in the 20s Wednesday before rising above freezing in the 30s on Thursday and hitting 40s over the weekend after another chance of snow Friday.last_img read more

GHB’s Olympic Day Hockey 5s tournament set for this weekend

first_imgTHE Guyana Hockey Board will this weekend stage its Olympic Day 5s tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Regent Street, Bourda, Georgetown.According to a release by the Board, the GHB is inviting other Olympic sport disciplines to participate in learning various fun field hockey skills and to play in field hockey’s newest game format, Hockey 5s.Each Olympic sport should have a minimum of five persons to participate in each of the following categories: Under-13 Mixed, Under-16 Boys and Girls, Under-19 Boys and Girls, Open Men and Women and Over-35 Mixed.In 1908, hockey joined the Olympics and in 2016 FIH recognised Olympic Day by organising various hockey programmes in 40 countries across all continents.Building on this success, this year FIH aims to go even bigger through the support of national associations (NAs). The objective is to activate as many NAs as possible to organise Hockey 5s events in their countries on or around June 23As a true “sport for all”, hockey matches perfectly with Olympic Day and the format of Hockey 5s is easy to organise in informal settings.The aim is to attract new people to share in our love of hockey. The IOC represents all sports and in the spirit of unity, GHB wishes to bring some of the Olympic sportspeople together to celebrate as well as to showcase the fun and to generate interest in our sport.last_img read more

Warren jets to Iowa for Friday night jump into Caucus campaigning

first_imgDES MOINES — At 10:30 on Friday night, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke to a packed brew pub in Des Moines. Warren’s been serving as a juror in the U.S. Senate’s impeachment trial all week and she began by thanking the congresswomen who’ve been campaigning for her in Iowa.“They prove kick-ass women win!” Warren said, pumping her fist in the air as the crowd cheered.Some in the crowd arrived five hours earlier for a Warren campaign get together. Other joined after hearing Warren hopped on a plane in D.C. when the Senate adjourned Friday and was headed to the gathering. Warren pointed out campaign staff in the room who had sign-up sheets for door-knocking volunteers this weekend.“There is no one I would rather be in this fight with than you because this is the moment, that we will dream big, fight hard and win,” Warren concluded, as the crowd joined in at the end to yell the familiar ending to Warren’s campaign speeches.Warren spoke briefly before starting a selfie-line, thanking Iowans for pushing her as a candidate with pointed questions as well as examples of the personal impact of public policies.“Over this year, you’ve made me a better candidate and you’ll make me a better president,” Warren said, to cheers.Emily Villaume, sitting at the bar, about 20 feet from Warren, wiped tears from her eyes as the senator finished speaking.“I’m just so happy that someone believes in optimism. It’s just so nice to see,” said Villaume, who’s from Chicago and in Iowa this weekend, knocking on doors for Warren.last_img read more