First Winter Storm of 2016 May Cause Blizzard-like Conditions, Forecasters Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The first major winter storm of 2016 remains likely to hit Long Island this weekend with forecasters warning snow and winds may create blizzard-like conditions with less than ¼ mile of visibility.There is a moderate potential for more than six inches of snow and a low potential for more than a foot of the white stuff when the storm arrives Friday night, possibly lingering as late as Sunday, according to meteorologists at the Upton office of the National Weather Service (NWS).“This storm could produce heavy snow…strong winds…and moderate coastal flooding,” the agency said in a hazardous weather outlook statement. But, as little as two-to-four inches is also possible in parts of LI, forecasters said.The same storm is also expected to impact states from Tennessee to Maine, although some areas may see more of a wintry mix depending upon the track of the system. It is expected to strengthen rapidly as it reaches the East Coast, NWS said. The Weather Channel dubbed the storm Jonas.Sustained winds of up to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected in the New York Metro area. The storm may also cause moderate coastal flooding during high tide. In addition, there is potential for significant beach erosion and washovers at Atlantic Ocean beaches, NWS warned.The latest forecast suggest that the East End may see less snow than western LI and New York City, but Suffolk County police aren’t taking any chances. The department is pre-positioning military surplus Humvees at each of the seven precinct station houses to respond to emergency calls and to aid stranded motorists, police said.During the calm before the storm, skies are expected to remain sunny with temperatures in the 30s during the day dropping into the teens after sundown. NWS forecasters currently give the storm a 60-percent chance of hitting Friday night and 70-percent odds of lasting all day and night Saturday. As of this post, there was a 30-percent chance that it will still be snowing Sunday.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events January 15-21

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New StudentsBlending folk, alt and Americana and rocking out in support of their second album, When The West Wind Blows, is this Brooklyn quintet, known for their energetic performances and compelling and, at times, quirky lyrics. Opening the show is Boston-based Americana band Pesky J Nixon. The show is a part of the Hard Luck Cafe concert series, presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $6 members, $11 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15.Keren GilbertThis local author and nutritionist will speak and sign her new diet book The HD Diet, which shows readers how to choose the right foods to ensure a high-definition life in a 12-week plan. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. Jan. 15.This Life We LiveThese Long Island metal hellraisers are holding a release party for their latest EP, Novena. That means total devastation, plenty of shredding, and of course, a ton of new tunes to bang your heads and raise your glasses to. Don’t miss these guys. Warming up the crowd will be Thorn Constellation, Patterns Of Decay and Plague Of Humanity. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. 7 p.m. Jan. 15.Murder Mystery Dinner and ShowHelp solve the crime while sitting among professional Broadway, TV and film actors. At any time, you may wind up part of the plot! The Suffolk Theater, 118 Main St., Riverhead. $65. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16.Marshall CrenshawBorn in Detroit, Marshall Crenshaw grew up when the Motor City was hot and happening. He’s drawn upon his roots to carve out a unique career that evokes echoes of Buddy Holly—especially when he hits those high notes and his fingers are flinging out chords faster than a Ford Thunderbolt. He’s also a great songwriter with an ironic twist that he’s deployed to full effect as he chronicles the human condition of our time. And as fans of his WFUV-FM show “The Bottomless Pit” know well, Crenshaw’s record library rivals the Smithsonian. This uncompromising musician is the real deal. “Someday, Someway” simply has to be heard live. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 8 p.m. Jan. 16.Jessie’s GirlJessie’s GirlBreak out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$30. 8 p.m. Jan. 16.FreekbassFunk fans are hearby summoned to get their freak on when Ohio-based Freekbass & The Bump Assembly come to share the good vibes off their sixth album Everybody’s Feelin’ Real. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 8 p.m. Jan. 16.Bill StainesFor more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been on the road singing his songs at the country’s top festivals, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. His songs have been recorded by musicians including Peter, Paul and Mary, Nanci Griffith, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Staines writes about cowboys, Yukon adventures, fishermen and everyday working people. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City. 15 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. Jan. 16.Big ShotThe only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, The Piano Man himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol. Free admission during happy hour, 6-8 p.m., featuring complimentary buffet and two-for-one drink specials. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $15. 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Also playing at Mulcahey’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh $12. 9 p.m. Jan. 17.Macabre Faire Film FestivalJoin film and horror fans alongside celebrity guests such as: Cleve Hall (Monster Man), Jonathan Tiersten (Sleep Away Camp), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses), Elizabeth Shepherd, Rutanya Alda, Lesleh Donaldson, Sharon Lentz, Jim Krut, Tiffany Shepis, Stacey Nelkin, and several local independent filmmakers for a scary good time. Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge. $15-$75. Jan. 16-18.Flying Model CompetitionTeams of aspiring engineers in the 3rd through 5th grades, build and fly rubber band-powered airplanes. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. Price of admission. 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17.Cantoral ConcertEnjoy a delicious buffet dinner followed by a concert featuring a wide array of genres, including: opera, Broadway, Yiddish, and traditional songs & melodies. Led by Cantor Aryeh Hurwitz. The Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills. $20 members, $26 non-members. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Umphrey’s McGeeThis Indiana-based prog-rock jam band are back on the road after last year releasing their eighth studio album, Similar Skin. These dedicated musicians’ genre-mashing style will at times make you think you’re listening to Incubus. Opening the show is Joshua Redman. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$39.50. 8 p.m. Jan. 18.Blind Dog SmithTo love the blues is one thing, to live the blues another. But to live and love and play the blues with an intensity and truth that comes only from the deepest wells of human existence, from the abyss of loss and despair, from the roots of American suffering, and then climb back on top, to not only survive but triumph. Yes, that’s the musical dimension we’re talking about when these seasoned veterans—Joseph DiPietro, Skip Krevens, Doug Brett, Charlie Raimond and Gary Guarniere, all longtime buddies from Seaford High—get together on stage and hit their stride. The world sounds almost bearable—hell, damn near enjoyable—when Blind Dog Smith is rocking the blues. First 50 guests get a free copy of their new CD Blues in E. Sunset Grill, 4068 Sunrise Hwy., Seaford. $TK. 7 p.m. Jan. 18.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey and Timothy Bolger.last_img read more

Experience the horror of Ebola in this new virtual reality film

first_imgA virtual reality film aims to draw attention to prejudice towards Ebola survivors by guiding viewers through the life of a woman in Liberia who uses her immunity to help others affected by the disease, the creators said on Tuesday.The new virtual reality film “Waves of Grace” gives viewers that jolt of proximity by essentially embedding them with an Ebola survivor in Liberia. Produced in partnership with the United Nations, the movie is intended as a potential antidote to the numbness that can come with traditional media coverage of disease and disasters. film shows markets reopening, children going back to school and men returning to work in Liberia, which could once again be declared Ebola-free this week. But Davis warns of suspicion towards survivors, who are often ostracised by their communities. It’s one thing to read articles and watch news reports about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It’s quite another to find yourself standing among workers getting dressed in protective suits, or in a schoolyard surrounded by children orphaned by the disease. Vitual reality known as VR can enable ’empathy at a distance’ an order of magnitude more powerfully than any technology before it. Once VR recording develops past the presence-breaking technological limitations of simple 360-stereoscopic video, its effects will be truly profound.last_img read more

Scudamore praises Ferguson legacy

first_img He added: “What always stood out though was the reaction to missing out, personified in this season’s campaign. His ability to adapt as the game progressed, developing players from within Manchester United’s youth set-up and integrating them with some of the world’s finest talent created many formidable teams playing some wonderful football. “He is universally respected by his peers right across the world game and I am sure that even fans of rival clubs will appreciate how remarkable his many achievements have been. “It was always unrealistic to expect Sir Alex to keep going forever, but he has built something substantial and lasting at Manchester United and his values will continue to resonate throughout the club for many years to come. That will be his permanent legacy to English football. “Whatever the Premier League has become, Manchester United is its standard bearer and Sir Alex their talisman. Whatever the future holds, one thing is for certain, it will not be the same without him.” Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to the news by tweeting a picture of himself and Ferguson on the day he joined Manchester United, adding: “Thanks for everything, Boss”. The League Managers Association (LMA) added its congratulations, and chairman Howard Wilkinson said: “Today’s news draws to a close the career of a man and a manager, the likes of which we will never see again. “His public face was always that of the ultimate professional with a fierce pride and determination to do the very best for his club. His frighteningly competitive nature has never nor ever will be equalled. He is the epitome of the mantra ‘Survive, Win, Succeed’.” Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said retiring Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s “drive, ambition, skill, passion and vision” have forever altered the landscape of football. “The Premier League has had the privilege to witness many great players, managers and teams. No one has made as great a contribution to the Premier League than Sir Alex Ferguson,” said Scudamore. “His drive, ambition, skill, passion and vision have not only shaped Manchester United, but in many ways the game of football as we now know it. Sir Alex and his teams during the Premier League era have set the pace others have had to follow; 13 titles out of 21 seasons is a phenomenal achievement.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Frank Howard on struggles in Syracuse’s 72-63 win over Connecticut: ‘It won’t happen again’

first_imgNEW YORK — The inherent advantage of being a 6-foot-5 guard like Frank Howard is court vision. He can see above smaller defenders. Yet it poses a threat because he’s almost always guarded by players who look up to him. Sometimes, Howard said, they can force him to be over-quick.Smaller guards can switch. They can jab. They can trap. All of which came at him Tuesday night and made it difficult to gain his footing on the offensive end in Syracuse’s (7-1) 72-63 victory over Connecticut (6-2) at Madison Square Garden.A career-high 18 points from redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer, game-high 22 points from guard Tyus Battle and the third double-double in the last four games from freshman forward Oshae Brissett bailed out Howard’s struggle. While Syracuse downed Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic, Howard finished with a season-worst five points, a game-worst nine turnovers and shot just 1-for-10 from the floor across 39 minutes. He was covered by smaller guards, effectively making him a non-factor in SU’s win.Howard acknowledged anemic output and insisted after the worst performance of his career that it was just a blip.“It won’t happen again,” said Howard, who entered Tuesday coming off of four straight 15-plus point games. “I sped up a little bit too much. It happens … I got a little frustrated instead of being calm. I felt like I came out making the right plays, I kind of felt like I kind cut the defense up a little bit, got guys open a bit. Missed a few shots, started pressing. I let the little guard speed me up.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne of Syracuse’s most efficient players, Howard said he is at his best when he dribbles low, stays low and creates for teammates off the dribble. He ranks second on the team in scoring, averaging 14.3 points per game, and has stepped into the starting point guard spot this season. He knows the kind of floor general he needs to be for Syracuse this year. The one who can limit turnovers, set up others and knock down shots to spread the floor.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorTwo weeks ago against Toledo, Howard scored a game- and career-high 25 points and did not turn over the basketball once. He spent the majority of the game at the top of the key, where he said he will exploit guards who play under high screens. The problem against small, quick guards, such as UConn’s Antwoine Anderson and Tyler Polley, is that they can get around high screens and cause body-to-body contact up high.“Great on-ball pressure sped me up,” Howard said. “They got me going through the paint. Rode me the whole way.”In the first half Tuesday, Connecticut hit a 3-pointer to cut the Syracuse lead t0 10 with 5:17 left before the break. Howard did not run out from the left-top of the zone to a shooter on the right wing and the Huskies connected. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim immediately called a timeout and looked fixedly at Howard for not getting out to contest the shot.Later, a ball hit Howard and dribbled out of bounds near midcourt. And, after a weak pass attempt to the wing did not connect with his target, Brissett, Howard put his hands over his head as he watched the ball trickle out of bounds toward the Syracuse bench.It remains to be seen whether Howard’s struggles Tuesday night against smaller guards are symptomatic of a larger issue. Both Howard and Boeheim are trusting that it isn’t.“Frank’s played great all year, he just had a bad game,” Boeheim said. “He had a really bad game. I don’t think it’ll happen again. I think it’s a good learning experience for him. He just didn’t finish plays. It was a physical game. They knocked him off balance a little bit. He just made some bad turnovers. I think we were fortunate to be able to overcome that.“He’ll get back,” Boeheim added. “He’s been playing well all year.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 6, 2017 at 2:08 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Sister city celebrations to peak at Fed Square

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne will turn Greek on Sunday as the city celebrates it 30 year sister city connection with Thessaloniki. While celebrations have been going on since the start of the year, festivities will come to their peak at the annual Glendi Festival at Federation Square. Guest of honour will be Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris who will join the Ambassador for Greece, Haris Dafaranos and the Consul General of Greece in Victoria Christina Simantiraki. While he was booked for an appearance, the minister for Macedonia and Thrace, Giorgos Orfanos cancelled his trip on Tuesday without sighting a reason. He did leave a message for the Greeks of Australia and promoted the two cities’ unity.“The fact that 300,000 Greeks live in Australia highlights the important role which Melbourne plays in promoting the Greek culture and where Greece stands in the world,” Mr Orfanos said in his message.‘The spirit of unity which the Greeks of the diaspora have shown should set an example for all of us,”Festivities will start with a parade of musicians and dancers from City Square, who will make their way to Federation Square.The musical and dance program will begin at 2pm, while the official launch and address from local and international dignitaries will begin from 4pm. Dancing won’t be constricted to the region of Thessaloniki, with lots of dancing groups from all over the country making appearances.The Anagenisi band will close proceedings, as it will play neo-classical Greek music, rebetika and laika to get everyone dancing and remembering the motherland.Audience members will be asked to participate in Jospeh Tsobanopoulos’ gaida performance at 2pm while Greek band Ravaisi will entertain the crowd with traditionalGreek music featuring the Thracian lyra, kaval, lute, clarinet and percussion at 5pm. The festival is free, and will include an array of stalls showcasing the best of Thessaloniki culturally and gastronomically.The sister city relationship between Thessaloniki and Melbourne was created and signed on March 19, 1984 when the then mayor of Thessaloniki, Theodore Manavis visited Melbourne. The occasion was marked by a celebratory concert at the Melbourne Concert Hall. The then lord mayor of Melbourne, Kevin Chamberlin said he hoped the relationship would give Greeks living in Australia a feeling that their homeland was close. “The Council hopes that through the formal links now established between our two cities, Melbourne’s Greek community can develop an even closer involvement in their adopted city, whilst still maintaining ties with their homeland an traditional heritage,” Cr Chamberlin said.Full program: 1.30 pm Procession of musicians and dancers in costume dancing their way from the Melbourne Town Hall to Federation Square 2.00 pm Joseph Tsobanopoulos playing Gaida (Greek Bagpipes) in front of stage with dancers and audience participation 2.15 pm LEXI Interactive Learning – Junior Dance Group 2.30 pm AKRITES – Pontian Dance Group 2.45 pm OPA School of Greek Folk Dance 3.00 pm Pan Cretan Association Dance Group 3.15 pm OPA School of Hellenic Dance – Junior Dance Group 3.25 pm Pan Cretan Association Junior Dance Group 3.30 pm Arrival of Official Party 3.35 pm Live Music 3.45 pm Pallaconian Brotherhood Dance Group 4.00 pm Official Speeches 4.45 pm Cretan Brotherhood Dance Group 5.00 pm RAVAISI traditional Greek music from all regions of Greece featuring Gaida, Thracian Lyra, Kaval, Lute, Clarinet and percussion 6.05 pm Cyprus Community of Melbourne Dance Group 6.20 pm Cretan Brotherhood Junior Dance Group 6.35 pm ANAGENNISI Band playing Laika, Dimotika, Rebetika and Neo-Classical Greek musiclast_img read more