Nor’easter Welcomes Spring With Snow On Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Break out those hats, gloves, and ice scrapers, Long Island, because Old Man Winter is not through with us just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, as well as a winter storm watch, for parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Sunday, the first day of spring, predicting—you guessed it—snow. You can thank Winter Storm Regis, which has been dumping snow across the Midwest on its trek east, morphing into a good, old-fashioned weekend nor’easter—just in time for the Monday morning commute.The winter storm watch—in effect from Sunday afternoon, March 20, through Sunday night—warns of possible snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches with wind gusts of up to 25 mph in eastern Suffolk County, and “hazardous travel due to reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations.”In effect from 6 p.m. Sunday till 10 a.m. Monday, March 21, the advisory forecasts accumulations of the good white stuff from 2 to 6 inches throughout Nassau and western Suffolk County. A mix of snow and light rain will develop early Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service states, with the snow continuing through Sunday night and tapering off by Monday morning.“Visibilities will be reduced in spots due to blowing snow,” it warns. “Travel will remain difficult due to accumulating snow.”The snow will be accompanied by wind gusts up to 20 mph, continues the advisory, with temperatures in the lower 30s. “Periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” it adds. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”last_img read more

FIFA blames GFA for Frimpong nationality switch delay

first_imgFifa has blamed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the delay of the nationality switch of Arsenal midfielder, Emmanuel Frimpong.The world’s football governing body told the GNA in a communique that the process has been held up due to the unavailability of documentation from the GFA required to decide the status of the 20-year-old Ghanaian-born midfielder.The revelation by the games governing body absolve it of any form of blame, leaving the matter at the doorsteps of the GFA to answer for the delay in the process which has lasted almost 12 months.Fifa catalogued the progressions reached on the issue, which has become a subject of discussion in local football circles. Frimpong is eligible to play for Ghana, despite representing England at the youth level.“On 13 December, 2011, FIFA received a formal request dated 21 November, 2011 from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the change of association of the player Emmanuel Frimpong. FIFA thereupon requested the GFA the standard documentation needed to process such a request,” the Fifa correspondence to the newswire said.According to Fifa, “to date the GFA has not yet provided Fifa with a complete and updated file reflecting the current situation of the player, although Fifa has always immediately answered to all correspondence of the GFA and informed the latter of the necessary documents still needed.” “Moreover, on November 1, 2012; FIFA confirmed to the GFA that once in possession of the respective documents, it would immediately proceed to submit the matter to the deciding body,” Fifa stated.Frimpong played for the England Under-16 and U17 between 2007 and 2009, but pledged his future with the Black Stars on September 6, 2011 after a meeting with GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi in London.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, May 7, 2014:•2:38 a.m. Jesse L. Bolen-Holland, 22, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with driving while under the Influence – second offense, racing on highway and refuse preliminary breath test.•1:14 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to door frames in the 27 block Clark Avenue, Wellington.•1:57 p.m. Kenneth M. Etter, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective taillights and defective brake lights.•3:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity of a known subject in the 200 block W. Denver, Perth.•4:22 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance in the 1600 block N. Vandenburgh, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Mark S. Hatfield, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and no proof of insurance.last_img read more