edelmar/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) — As power and water outages rock the South, among the hard-hit cities is Jackson, Mississippi, where most residents face little to no water pressure.“We do not have a definitive timeline as to when the water will be restored within the tanks,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said at a news conference Thursday. “We are continuing to pump into the tanks and we are continuing to try to recover.”“This becomes increasingly challenging” due to the pandemic, Lumumba said, because so many residents are at home instead of school, which means people are trying to use water at a higher rate than usual.“Hopefully by this weekend you will start seeing some pressure build back up and water will slowly be restored,” Williams said Thursday, adding that it’s difficult to give a timeline because the weather impacts are “unpredictable.”“We continue to ask for your patience,” Williams said. “We’re working around the clock.”A boil water notice was issued Thursday.Jackson officials are offering water distribution at several sites Friday.Besides the water emergency, between 18,000 to 19,000 customers in Jackson were without power Thursday, largely due to limbs falling on power lines as a result of freezing rain, the mayor said.Lumumba warned that roads are still topped with ice and urged caution while driving to get basic necessities.“This is the time … to help one another, especially our must vulnerable constituents,” City Council President Aaron Banks said.After a week of historic and disastrous snow, ice and cold in the South, the freezing temperatures will soon lift. A hard freeze warning is in effect in Mississippi Friday morning but temperatures are expected to rise this weekend.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Midfielder Arturo Vidal is feeling positive ahead of the Copa America semi-final against Peru as Chile go in search of a third straight titlePorto Alegre, Brazil | AFP | Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal says the reigning Copa America champions are focused on making history ahead of their semi-final against Peru.The 2015 and 2016 champions are aiming for a third continental title in a row, a feat only achieved once before by Argentina in successive years from 1945-47.“We want to leave our legacy as triple champions, that’s our dream,” said the Barcelona midfielder, an integral part of Chile’s only two previous Copa successes.“That’s why we want to play our best match of the Copa against Peru. It would be something historic for us to get to the final and that’s our aim.”Chile faced Peru in the 2015 semi-finals on home soil when they won 2-1 before beating Argentina on penalties in the final for their first ever continental success.“We need to play the perfect match, to win it with authority,” added Vidal.“Peru have great teamwork, they play well, very similar to Colombia” who Chile beat on penalties in the quarter-final.“That’s why it will be a very difficult match and fantastic to play in it.”Vidal pointed to Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero as the biggest threat Chile will face on Wednesday.Guerrero and Chile’s Eduardo Vargas, with 12 goals each, are the top two still active scorers in Copa history.“He’s a player who knows how to play against four defenders and it always takes a lot out of us to mark him,” said Vidal.Vargas, who scored twice in Chile’s opening 4-0 thrashing of Japan, may never have had the chance to add to his Copa ledger, but for a change of heart by Chile’s Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda.Vargas, known as “Turboman” for his incredible engine, fell out of favor with Rueda for disciplinary reasons following a friendly with Sweden in 2018.He spent almost 18 months overlooked by the Colombian before being recalled for the Copa America following 17 goals in 49 matches for his Mexican club side Tigres last season. It was a good move as Vargas has been electric in the tournament alongside a rejuvenated Alexis Sanchez — who’s looked his old self after 18 months of misery at Manchester United — and Jose Fuenzalida in a three-pronged attack.– ‘Right conditions’ –Peru are clear underdogs having been surprise qualifiers for the semi-finals.They arrived in the knock-out stages demoralized following a 5-0 thrashing by hosts Brazil in their final group match and progressed to the semi-finals on penalties, but only after Uruguay had three goals ruled out for offside in their quarter-final, two of those by the slimmest of margins that VAR spotted but were invisible to the naked eye.Even so, coach Ricardo Gareca says there’s no hint of an inferiority complex amongst his players.“We’re in the right conditions to tackle this kind of match,” he said.“Maybe it’s a bigger match than the others before but we can play better.”While Chile can boast established European-based talents in midfield such as Barcelona’s Vidal, Charles Aranguiz of Bayer Leverkusen and Bologna’s Erick Pulgar, Rueda feels that in Christian Cueva, who plays for Brazilians Santos, he has one of the most under-rated players in the tournament.“As far as we’re concerned, Cuevo doesn’t get the appreciation that he deserves from his performances for the national team, I don’t know why,” said Rueda.“Many times I see passes by a European player that illicit admiration, but I see Cuevo make passes that are just as good that go by completely unnoticed.”This is the third time in the last four editions Peru have reached the semi-finals but they haven’t gone on to the final since 1975 when winning their second Copa title.In fact, the only two times they’ve reached the final — the other was on home soil in 1939 — they won the tournament.Share on: WhatsApp
SACKED—Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton is sacked by Steelers linebacker Lamar Woodley in their game on Sunday, Dec. 23, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol)In one of many terrible games this season the Steelers offense once again didn’t show up and despite a valiant effort by the defense, the Cincinnati Bengals knocked Pittsburgh out of the playoffs 13-10, making this weekend’s game against Cleveland, 5-10, critical.Why? Because the loss dropped the Steelers below the 500 mark at 7-8 which means a loss to the lowly Browns would give Coach Mike Tomlin his first losing season at 7-9 and the Steelers first losing record since 2003 when they finished 6-10 under Bill Cower.The Browns, after playing three outstanding games have fallen back to their old selves as they lost to the Denver Broncos 34-12. With a new owner, the future of the coaching staff and general manager is in question in Cleveland, which means everyone, including all the players, will be playing for either a job in Cleveland next year or someplace in the NFL.Brandon Weeden, the starting quarterback, completed his first season as the starter, but hasn’t established himself enough to know if he will start next season. They most likely will draft a quarterback in the first round.Trent Richardson is their top running back leading the team with 953 yards with a 3.6 average, with Josh Gordon, 46 catches for 766 yards, and Greg Little, 50 catches for 609 yards being their top receivers.The Steelers have played down to their opponents all year, but against the Bengals the defense was able to hold rising young Quarterback Andy Dalton in check most of the game despite an outstanding game from another bright young player A. J. Green who had 116 yards on 10 catches after only one reception in the previous meeting between these two rivals. The running game was completely shut down with BenJarvus Green-Ellis being held to only 14 yards on 15 carries. But as it has occurred for most of this season the offense could not put points on the board as they continued to go one, two, three out on most of their possessions.Ben Roethlisberger criticized the play calling after losing to the San Diego Chargers, but the only person he can blame this game on is himself.The loss generated many, many questions as to who will be back next season, and what will be done to turn around an extremely talented team that should have been challenging for a Super Bowl, but instead will have to win this weekend to keep from falling below 500. This is a team that has looked terrible against some of the weakest teams in the league.A huge change was made at the end of last season in an effort to correct the offensive problem and protect Roethlisberger by not renewing Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians’ contract. But it appears that he wasn’t the sole reason for the lack of offense.So even though the Steelers have one big game left to keep from falling below 500, you better believe they are already looking toward next season.
George Groves’ proposed defence of his British and Commonwealth titles at Wembley Arena on 14 September is off, it has been confirmed.The bout was pencilled in before the Hammersmith super-middleweight’s bruising encounter with Francisco Sierra in California took place on Saturday.But a nasty cut suffered by Groves on the way to his sixth-round stoppage of the Mexican means he will not be ready to fight again so soon.He was expected to face a rematch with Kenny Anderson, who floored him before Groves fought back to stop the Scot when they met in 2010.The size of the wound close to Groves’ right eye meant it was immediately clear the Wembley date was unlikely to go ahead.Earlier this year the Londoner had to withdraw from a clash with Anderson and a world title challenge against WBO champion Robert Stieglitz because of a back and nose injury respectively.It meant his victory over Sierra was his first outing since a second-round crushing of former British champion Paul Smith in November.The Frank Warren-promoted show will go ahead without Groves but will now take place at York Hall in Bethnal Green.Harrow Weald prospect Mitchell Smith will be appearing on the bill.See also: Groves eyes fight at Stamford BridgeWarren vows to get Groves a world title fightFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is cute when he gets all sanctimonious. And he’s never been cuter than after the league owners winter meetings this week.Faced with two recent high-profile incidents in which NFL players were accused of mistreating women, Goodell did what he does best — stick his head in an alternate reality.Reuben Foster was a 49ers linebacker until he was arrested on domestic violence charges Nov. 24 at the team hotel in Tampa. It was the second time in less than a year that …
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileThere is certainly plenty of news to mull over. Government shutdown, trade talks, USDA reports, snow, cold, South American weather, and charts are among the topics clamoring for significant attention.The partial government shutdown is approaching 30 days at this writing. The partial shutdown is affecting farmers in numerous ways this winter. It means local FSA offices are closed and unable to process loan payments along with the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Those soybean payments of $1.65 per bushel are being welcomed profusely across Ohio and the U.S. While we are now well past the Jan. 15 original deadline, USDA had already announced that deadline would be extended the number of days FSA offices were closed by the partial government shutdown. The FSA offices across the country were last open on Dec. 28 with some Ohio offices open Jan. 17, 18, and 22. Numerous conversations with producers indicate many are still waiting on their second round of MFP payments. The first installment came through more quickly than expected. Some delayed signups wanting to make sure they would not get paid in 2018. Unfortunately, they soon found FSA offices were not open due to the partial government shutdown. Producers have until May 1 to certify 2018 soybean production.The Jan. 11 USDA report day did not happen with USDA closed offices. Reports that day were to include the final 2018 corn and soybean production and yields, the first report of 2019 U.S. winter wheat acres, U.S. Quarterly Grain Stocks as of Dec. 1, 2018, as well as the monthly Supply and Demand Report. In mid-January there were already ideas that the Feb. 8 monthly reports could be delayed.The lack of timely USDA reports released in January curbed participation in the markets as traders chose to be on the sidelines. Numerous trading days at the CBOT seemed sluggish with little news to trade on. Soybeans reached a near-term high Jan. 7 as there were just two major news events during the first week of January: China’s buying of the five million tons of U.S. soybeans agreed to on Dec. 1 and South American weather. As the market realized that one event of China buying U.S. soybeans had been fulfilled, that left just South American weather to be the dominant force in the news cycle. Daily ranges had a noose around their necks as corn struggled for a 3-cent daily range while soybeans could not muster much more than 7 cents. In a nutshell, the lack of government reports choked traders for lack of news to trade. The market needs news events and the timely release of government reports to function efficiently. With the government in its partial shutdown mode, there were no daily flash export grain sales reports or that weekly export sales report.Mid-January corn and soybeans were trading in a pennant fashion. The pennant has height on one side and narrows to a point on the other. While not a perfect predictor, about 65% of the time prices exit that pennant in the same direction as they entered.Ohio producers not finished with their 2018 corn and soybean harvest at Christmas had an excellent window of opportunity of four days during early January as the long awaited freezing conditions finally took place. Unfortunately, it came to a screeching halt with accumulating snow Jan. 12 and 13. Near sub-zero temperatures and more snow the following weekend contributed to even more weather delays for those unharvested acres. Southern Ohio received more rain, which eventually turned to snow.Trade talk progress during the first half of January had two different perspectives. Early in the month there were news stories indicating China and the U.S. were talking every day. Then on Jan. 15, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer reported no progress had been made on structural issues with China in the previous week. The issue of intellectual property rights continues to be a huge sticking point as mentioned in previous columns. Thought for the day. “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye.
Related Posts william griggs A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals – the giant confab of interactive, music and film in Austin, TX, in March, 2013 – is currently working on some 3,656 panel proposals. Which ones actually happen depends on how many votes they get. Here are nine panels that deserve your support. The voting closes on August 31st at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time, not much time to review all those choices. To check out 3,656 sessions in 36 hours, you would need to cover about 101 sessions per hour, or 1.7 panels per minute (PPM). And that doesn’t leave time for eating, sleeping or anything else.To make your job easier, we waded in and identified nine can’t-miss panels that deserve your support, based on these four criteria:1. Is the topic technology related? 2. Is the topic approachable? 3. Is the content unique? 4. Are the speakers/panelists reputable?Vote early and vote often, whether or not you plan to make it to Austin in March. Click on the headline to vote for the ones you like best.1. What Brands Must Do In The Age of Social TVWhat You Will Learn: This session will share how brands, producers and advertisers (both big and small) can leverage social TV to target and engage with current and potential customers. For people just interested in what’s around the corner, this session will provide plenty of insight into the future of social TV that is sure to keep the wheels in your mind turning for days.Speakers: Sam Decker of Mass Relevance, Olivier Delfosse of FremantleMedia Enterprises, and Mike Proulx of Hill Holliday2. Social Media Was Fun. Has Measurement Killed It?What You Will Learn: This session will teach you how to leverage social data to improve your personal and professional life. For example, you will learn how to use data to monitor your friends so that you know exactly what to get them for their birthday. You will also learn how to figure out what the opposite sex responds to in an effort to improve your “game.”Speakers: Adam Schoenfeld of Simply Measured and Matt Thomson of Klout3. Neuroscience Explains Popularity of QuoraWhat You Will Learn: This session will share what neuroscience has uncovered about social behavior and teach you how you can apply these neurological principles into the design of your site and your online community.Speakers: Yumio Saneyoshi of Google and Mimi Kao of University of California, San Francisco4. The Making of a MemeWhat You Will Learn: This session will discuss the development of a photography meme titled, “Texts From Hillary” – including how it unfolded and the impact it and other memes have had on how we tell visual stories.Speakers: Kira Pollack of TIME Magazine, photojournalist Diana Walker, Stacy Lambe of Buzzfeed5. Love Thine Community: 5 Guiding PrinciplesWhat You Will Learn: In this session, Nadia and Chrystal will share the five guiding principles they continue to use to build and maintain their online community of over 16 million members.Speakers: Nadia Hussain and Chrystal Chan of Polyvore6. INTEGRATE: Evernote (The Book) BootcampWhat You Will Learn: From marketing and going paperless to accounting and contact management, this session will teach you how to get the most out of your Evernote account.Speakers: Lindsey Holmes of LCH Business SM & Tech and Josh Zerkel of Custom Living Solutions7. Are You a Billionaire? Your Network = Your Net WorthWhat You Will Learn: This panel will share how networking has evolved and empower you to leverage the new trends to maximize your network and reap the rewards.Speakers:Stephanie Agresta of Weber Shandwick, Porter Gale of Porter Gale, Inc., David Hornik of August Capital and Shira Lazar of What’s Trending8. Industrial Revolution 3.0 & Future of 3D PrintingWhat You Will Learn: This panel will take you into the future and demonstrate what 3D printing makes possible – including the impact it will have on manufacturing, design and creativity as we know it.Speakers: Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine and Peter Weijmarshausen of Shapeways9. Born to Blog: Are You Wired for Blogging SuccessWhat You Will Learn: This panel will help you cut through the common myths surrounding blogging and outline a comprehensive, actionable blueprint you can implement immediately. Have a question that wasn’t answered? Be sure to ask the panel for help. Speakers: Mark Schaefer of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, Gini Dietrich of Arment Dietrich, and Stanford Smith of Fluency MediaBONUS: The following three sessions are proposed by SAY: Media, ReadWriteWeb’s parent company. You may want to check them out, too:1. Adapt or Die, Jane Pratt’s Publishing Evolution: Featuring the one and only Jane Pratt, documenting her journey into digital publishing and what she has learned along the way.2. Addicted to Mobile, The New Cigarette: Doug Grinspan and Jeremiah Zinn of Viacom reunite to uncover what makes mobile devices so addicting.3. SocialX : UX :: Users : Users: SAY: Media social mastermind Ted Rheingold on how to design for the social experience.Have other sessions you like? Share them in the comments below!Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by William Griggs, a startup strategist who helps startups with their product, marketing and fundraising strategies. You can find more about him at TheStartupSlingshot.com or follow him on Twitter @TSSUpdates.Austin image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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Rochdale teen Luke Matheson staying grounded after Man Utd goalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale teen Luke Matheson is staying grounded after scoring in their Carabao Cup shootout defeat at Manchester United.Matheson, 16, claimed his first career goal at Old Trafford to equalise and force United into a penalty shootout with League One Rochdale in the teams’ League Cup third round tie.”I don’t think you actually can in words,” he said. “But it’s a special, special night for me, the players, the coaching staff, the fans. I don’t think I can sum it up in words, the feeling, the celebration in the dressing room after was surreal. Something I’ve never experienced before and I don’t think I’ll ever experience again.”I’m going in tomorrow (to school) to make up for it when we’ve got a day off. Got a psychology exam, so can’t wait for that!”It’s gonna be nice, everyone coming up to me [at school] and saying, ‘ah, you scored against United’. Most of my best mates are United fans, I’ve not turned my phone on yet, I’m kind of dreading it! I don’t know what tomorrow will be like, I think I’m going go in a little bit later so I can get some rest.”My education is something I’m very fond of I and I love it. And Rochdale and the school have been so supportive of me with all that, so I love learning.”It’s what I want to do, because football’s not a guarantee, you never know what could happen. You could be the best player in the world but anything’s possible and it’s best to have that back up plan just in case.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say