SpaceX launch forecast includes possible showers and thunderstorms, unfavorable conditions

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There was record rainfall in Miami Tuesday where half a foot of rain fell in in just 90 minutes and numerous streets and roads were flooded. For the month of May, Miami had 18.88 inches of rain, which is 14.8 inches above normal. The recent bout of rain was due to a tropical system moving through the area over the last few days. This storm system is now moving away from Florida and closer to the Carolinas where a Flash Flood Watch has been issued. The heaviest rain in the Eastern U.S. will be with this tropical system and it could bring up to 4 inches of rain in the Carolinas with some possible flash flooding.As for the SpaceX Launch Wednesday afternoon, it looks like there will be showers and thunderstorms in the area. These storms could bring gusty winds, heavy rain and lightning which would not be favorable conditions for the launch.A separate storm system is now moving though Texas Wednesday and it will bring severe weather to the area with damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes. Meanwhile, there was record heat Tuesday in the Eastern Great Lakes, Northeast and the Southwest. Some record highs include: Buffalo, New York at 93 degrees, Syracuse also hit 93, Burlington, Vermont, tied their record high at 92, and even Traverse City, Michigan hit a new high with 91 degree heat. In the West, record highs were broken in Sacramento with a record of 104 degrees, Reno at 92, and Napa in California at 99 degrees. The record heat is now over in the Northeast and Eastern Lakes but the heat continues in the West. On Wednesday morning, numerous Heat Warnings and Advisories have been issued from northern California to Nevada and into large parts of Arizona, with more record highs possible Wednesday in the West. There will be more heat over the next three days, especially as it moves into the Southwest deserts where some areas could approach 120 degrees.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Analysts expect continued decline in European coal generation in 2020

first_imgAnalysts expect continued decline in European coal generation in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:European coal faces another depressing year as natural gas floods the region and clean-energy policies reduce demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel.Coal use across seven European economies fell to historic lows last year, pushing benchmark rates down by almost a third to $62 a ton. The prospects for 2020 are looking equally bleak, with analysts from S&P Global Platts and Capital Economics predicting prices plunging to the $50 mark, the lowest in four years.It’s the latest indication that the economics for burning coal have collapsed in little more than a year since the commodity hit $100 a ton. Europe’s goal of zeroing out carbon emissions by the middle of the century along with ever-cheaper wind and solar power and falling gas prices all point to drastic reductions for generators that burn coal.“Although we saw coal generation pushed to minimum levels in the second half of 2019, it should fall again year-on-year in the first half of 2020 due to low gas and stable carbon pricing,” said Joe Aldina, S&P Global Platts’ head of coal analytics.For most of last decade it was more profitable to burn coal than gas in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy. That relationship was turned on its head last year as imports of liquefied natural gas and mild weather pushed down prices for the cleaner fuel, encouraging utilities to switch away from coal.The gas glut may worsen after last month’s deal between Russia and Ukraine to keep gas flowing to Europe. Construction of another direct route to Europe, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, is expected to finish this year even though the U.S. imposed sanctions on the project.[Jeremy Hodges]More: Coal’s fortunes look bleaklast_img read more

Bolivia and Paraguay Agree on Actions Against Drugs and Arms Trafficking

first_img Bolivia and Paraguay agreed in Santa Cruz to establish channels for exchanging information and to hold coordination meetings on the fight against drugs, arms trafficking, and human trafficking, according to a document made public by the Bolivian foreign ministry. The two countries’ foreign and defense ministers “reached agreement to establish channels for exchanging information and to hold periodic coordination meetings at all levels, for the purpose of deepening cooperation” on the mentioned issues. The two countries share a 738-km border, across which there takes place, chiefly, a sizable traffic in cocaine and marihuana. They also “agreed to create an Emergency Council on Natural Disasters, with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and experiences in the area of disaster-risk management and the study of threats and vulnerabilities, especially along the border.” The Bolivian foreign minister, David Choquehuanca, his Paraguayan colleague, Héctor Lacognata, and defense ministers Rubén Saavedra (Bolivia), and Cecilio Pérez (Paraguay) participated in the meeting. The meeting was held in the city of Santa Cruz, 900 km east of La Paz, within the framework of the Fourth Meeting of the Bolivia-Paraguay 2+2 Dialogue Mechanism. By Dialogo November 22, 2010last_img read more

Social media scheme hits six credit unions

first_imgSix small and large New York credit unions and their members were victimized in a $100,000 social media check fraud scheme.New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneideman filed a 19-count indictment July 29 against Kevin Lee and Daniel Green for writing fraudulent checks in the name of a bogus business to deceive credit union members. The state’s prosecutor said Lee and Green were the ringleaders in this fake check scam and an investigation is continuing in at least eight counties including Westchester, Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Oneida, Broome and Oswego.The credit unions targeted were the $242 million G.P.O. Federal Credit Union in New Hartford, the $815 million Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester, the $1.3 billion Capital Communications Federal Credit Union in Albany, the Syracuse-based $40 million Money Federal Credit Union, the $1.5 billion Empower Federal Credit Union in Syracuse and the $176 million SECNY Federal Credit Union. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

COVID-19: Credit union industry resources & information

first_imgAllied SolutionsCFPBCO-OP Financial ServicesCornerstone AdvisorsCUESCUNA & AACULCUNA Mutual GroupDCUCFederal ReserveFilene Research InstituteFinancial Health NetworkGallagherInclusivJMFALucro Commercial SolutionsNAFCUNASCUSNational Credit Union FoundationNCUAOn The Mark StrategiesPSCUSWBCTransUnionTrellanceTwoScoreVelocity SolutionsWOCCUClick here for the latest #coronavirus news from CUInsight! Last updated: August 11, 2020CUInsight has always connected the credit union community to news, content, opinion, press, career opportunities, events, trusted partners, and each other. Now, during these challenging days, we are also compiling a comprehensive list for you of resources and information from across the industry and the globe on the COVID-19 situation. Together, we can continue to keep the credit union industry strong, improving the lives of countless members in this difficult time.Health resource pagesCenter for Disease ControlCoronavirus.govJohn Hopkins Coronavirus Interactive MapWorld Health OrganizationIndustry resource pages*To add resources to this list, please reach out to us.  3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Michigan man pleads not guilty to felony charges from Vestal standoff

first_img(WBNG) — The Broome County District Attorney’s Office says a suspect in an officer involved shooting in Vestal pleaded not guilty in Broome County Court Thursday. The District Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Colin Yurick of Michigan pleaded not guilty to the charges of menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon. Both charges are felonies. Police say Yurick is accused of drawing a weapon on an officer and causing a three-hour standoff with officers on the Vestal Parkway. Yurick was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after he was shot twice by police, authorities say. Prosecutors expect Yurick to face charges in Pennsylvania as well. He is accused of shooting at a Pennsylvania gas station three hours before the Vestal Standoff.last_img read more

Tough schedule looms for Badger hockey

first_imgLEAH BELLACK/Herald photoWith less than a week before the Wisconsin men’s hockey team begins its 2008-09 season, head coach Mike Eaves addressed the media Monday.One of the biggest question marks for the Badgers entering the season is their tough schedule. They open the year this Friday against defending national champion and top-ranked Boston College and continue Saturday against No. 7 New Hampshire.The games won’t be getting much easier following the opening weekend, as UW then travels to No. 6 Denver before hosting No. 10 Minnesota at the Kohl Center Oct. 24 and 25.“It’s interesting how we feel as a staff, the fact that our schedule plans out so difficult in the beginning,” Eaves said. “We planned the games against BCU and UNH. We knew we were going to play them. The fact that we’re going to play Denver, Minnesota, North Dakota — that was just perhaps bad luck of the draw with the schedule.”And while Friday’s game will be the first game together for this year’s squad, Eaves realizes their opponents will be in the same situation.“There’s kind of a calmness in our coaching staff in the fact that in the beginning of the year, we don’t know what we truly have. But other teams are too in that quandary,” Eaves said. “If we’re going to play these big guys at the beginning, we’re both kind of feeling our way around a little bit. We may surprise ourselves; we may surprise other teams by going in there, being on the road — there’s less pressure when you play on the road.”Last year, Wisconsin made the NCAA Tournament as the only team with a losing record at 16-17-7 overall and 11-12-5 in the WCHA. This season, however, they’ll need to be above .500 if they hope to make the postseason following rule changes instituted by the NCAA over the summer.That gives the non-conference games even more importance down the road, something Eaves and his staff will take into consideration when scheduling future opponents.“We talked about it very quickly after that rule was passed. It’s just something we have to consider to look at when we’re looking at our schedule,” Eaves said. “It’s a fine balance between playing that tough schedule so that in the RPI rankings — that’s one of the considerations, the rank of the opponents you play. But what good does it do to you if you’re below .500? We’re very cognizant and will be so in the future.”Co-captains lead BadgersAt the team’s end-of-the-year banquet in the offseason, senior forward Ben Street and junior forward Blake Geoffrion were selected as the team’s two co-captains for the upcoming season. Both finished in a tie for second on UW in scoring last year, with 30 points each.But the duo brings two separate styles of leadership, as Street is more soft-spoken and Geoffrion is a bit more outgoing.“It’s interesting from the fact that if we can combine these two young people together, we have a complete captain,” Eaves said. “Ben has a few more life experiences, he’s quiet, he’s thoughtful. Blake, on the other hand, is an extrovert, likes to talk — probably talks too much at times, and that’s got to be part of his growth.”The decision to name the two as captains was made by both the players and the team, but Eaves said the guys in the locker room essentially made the choice before the coaches had a chance.“It’s more based on what the players see. They’re in the locker room every day, and they see the influence and the impact that their teammates have on each other,” Eaves said. “It was clear as soon as the tabulations were made, even without the coaches’ votes, that Blake and Ben were the two strongest candidates.”This marks the first time that Wisconsin will have co-captains since 1993-94, when Rob Granato and Mark Strobel both donned the C on their sweaters. In 2003-04, the Badgers had tri-captains when they were led by Rene Bourque, Dan Boeser and Andy Wozniewski.Young yet againMuch like last season, the Badger roster is young. Seven freshmen will join the team this year, and UW will also return nine sophomores from 2007-08.“We might even be younger this year than we were last year,” Eaves said.The youth and inexperience showed at times for Eaves’ team last season, as they hit a handful of speed bumps early in the year before finally hitting their stride late in the season. With another young group taking the ice in 2008, Eaves predicts a similar scenario might play out. “I think if you take a look at the pattern of last year, it was one where we had some ups and downs in the first part,” Eaves said. “After Christmas, we played to a much higher level; we played much more consistently, and we played our best hockey at the end of the year. We always want to play our best hockey at the end of the year, and I would suspect based on history we’ll have some of the same ups and downs that we did during the course of last year this year. … If we’re playing our best hockey at the end of the year, that’s where we want to be because that’s going to give us a chance to play where we want to play, and that’s in the Frozen Four.”last_img read more

Prevention First Celebrates 45 Years of Excellence

first_imgPrevention First will hold its annual Excellence in Prevention Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale.This year’s event celebrates the agency’s 45th year of service.“Reaching the 45th anniversary milestone is not an easy task for any nonprofit charity. Just as our world has continued to change, we have needed to adjust how we care for ourselves and how to prepare for a more complex and uncertain future,” said Executive Director and CEO Mary Pat Angelini. “From our 1967 beginning as the Alcoholism Council of Monmouth County, our mission and focus have expanded and staff has grown from one dedicated employee to a dynamic team of 26 highly-trained, award-winning professionals.”Prevention First provides research-based alcohol and drug abuse and violence/bullying prevention programs to students ranging from preschool to high school, as well as to parents and guardians. During the last 45 years, more than 180,000 children and families have benefited from the comprehensive range of programs and services the agency offers.Prevention saves. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administra­tion estimates the savings in future “societal costs” to be $18 for every dollar spent on prevention. The savings in quality of life and life itself is immeasurable and invaluable, and Prevention First takes pride in celebrating it!Tickets to the Excellence in Prevention Luncheon are $45 per person and may be purchased online at shop.preventionfirst.net or by calling Michelle Cicalese at 917-608-4247.last_img read more

Teams book tickets to Soccer Championship Finals

first_imgThe finalists are set in Nelson Soccer Playoffs.In Mallard’s Men’s Open, Oso Negro will try to knock off defending champion Hume Innkeepers after the squad outlasted Old Dogs 5-2 in semi-final action Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch. Hume, which defeated Old Dogs last season to clinch the title, had an easy time reaching the final after blasting Nelson Selects 5-0.In Ladies League, Red Dog shutout Wink Wink Wild Cats 3-0 to advance to the final against Yom Chi Ninjas.The Ninjas edged Dirty Dozen 1-0.Meanwhile, in Jackson’s Hole Masters Men, regular season champion Bia Boro shutout Retallack 2-0 while Jackson’s hole advanced to the final with a 3-0 victory over Ted Allen’s.Mallard’s Men’s Open Final goes Saturday at Lakeside while the Ladies and Masters Men Championship Games are set for Sunday.last_img read more