Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today we have cold air parked right over the top of the state as high pressure moves across Indiana. This high will try and slide off to the east and slightly south tomorrow, allowing west winds to develop, followed by southwest winds for Friday. That means we should see gradual improvement in our temperatures as we finish the week. Today will still face a slow grind up from some single digit and subzero temps this morning. However, there is a much better chance of seeing widespread sun across the state today, versus what we saw yesterday.West winds tomorrow take temps closer to normal, but it will take into Friday to see a fully normal temperature profile statewide. We expect highs to approach and exceed freezing on Friday. With the full on southwest winds, Saturday will likely be the warmest day of the next several, with temps a good 10-20 degrees above normal. Still, we should fall short of last week’s mild push. Sunday would have the potential to be just as warm as Saturday, if it were not for the clouds that we expect to fill on over the state.Our next system is delayed some this morning. We still expect plenty of clouds over the state for Sunday with scattered, hit and miss light rains. Moisture totals will be a few hundredths to a tenth or two maximum. But, it will lead to a damp feel overall. Still, we think heavier rains will hold off until later on. Coverage of the light action Sunday will be 60%.The cold front arrives here late Monday night and lingers into Tuesday. We see strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph as the front moves in. Rain totals are unchanged in our forecast this morning at .25”-.75”. Coverage will be 80% or better. This forecast has rains delayed a good 12 hours or more from our previous forecast Tuesday. The map above shows potential storm total rains for the Sunday-Wednesday morning period.The rest of next week sees colder air push in. However, a major cold air blast is not likely. We think the cold air will be good enough to trigger some light snows over the state (wet snow, but still more snow than rain) Tuesday night into early Wednesday. This will mostly be north of I-70, and will be most prevalent in the northeast quadrant of the state. A better front moves in for Thursday, bringing liquid equivalent precipitation of a .1”-.5” over 70% of the state. This moisture can come as rain, wet snow or a combination of both. The best snow chances will be later Thursday afternoon in central and northern parts of Ohio.Behind that minor wave, we still have a strong front on the way for the 28th as we start off the 11-16 day forecast period. This front has rain potential of half to 1.5” and coverage at 80% of the state. The timing of the cold air is still up for some debate, so at this time we have to leave our forecast to include rain, snow and a mix of the two. However, we do have colder air returning behind that system, and it will be cold enough to make our next system, one for the turn of the month on February 1, come as snow, and it looks to have excellent coverage with at least a half an inch of liquid to worth with.
India were 69 for four in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston on Monday. Earlier, Indian skipper Mahendra Sigh Dhoni had won the toss and elected to bat on a hard and bouncy Sabina Park pitch in the first Test against the West Indies.India are fielding three Test debutants in middle order batsman Virat Kohli, new-ball bowler Praveen Kumar and left-handed opening batsman Abhinav Mukund.India have decided to go into the game with two spinners in Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra.West Indies left out Kemar Roach from the playing eleven and thus would have three-man pace battery to make use of the helpful pitch.The TeamsIndia: Mahendra Sigh Dhoni (c), Murali Vijay, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman, Abhinav Mukund, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Amit Mishra.West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Carlton Baugh, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul and Devendra Bishoo.Umpires: Daryl Harper (Australia), Ian Gould (England).
Charlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsBob McLeod has a few remaining weeks governing the Northwest Territories.The Métis man from Zhahti Koe, Fort Providence was the first person to be re-elected premier of the N.W.T.But now he’s decided to retire.“I felt that I didn’t want to be committed for another four years and I didn’t really want to be in politics when I’m 70 years old,” McLeod said.He noted his leadership style as inclusive and cited his success on “letting the managers manage” in office.“Our first get together our cabinet said is that one of the things we should all aspire to is not to lose any ministers. I’m really proud that we had eight years of good government and didn’t lose a single minister.“We didn’t lose any motions on non confidence,” he said.During his time as premier there were several significant infrastructure projects including the $350-million hospital in Yellowknife, the $300-million Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway and the $202-million Deh Cho Bridge, the last major river to be bridged.McLeod said there are still some pages left unturned as he gets ready to call it quits.“The one that everyone always talks about of course is land claims and self government. We made some progress not as much progress as we wanted to but some of the claims have been negotiated going on thirty years.“It’s disappointing to me that I’ll have to join the list of Premiers that weren’t able to,” Mcleod said.Unlike its neighbours Nunavut and the Yukon, the N.W.T. never fully recovered from the 2008 recession.“It’s worrisome especially because exploration is down. Even with that we have mining projects, Mackenzie valley natural gas pipeline was approved and yet it never got built,” he said.In 2017, the Premier made headlines as he issued his “red alert.” He suggested Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had acted out of colonialism after a moratorium on Arctic oil and gas development was announced in 2016.“Over a period of time we hadn’t produced a single molecule of oil and gas in a territory that historically has been producing oil and gas since the 1930s.“We had an immediate response from the federal government the next morning and I think our relationship has improved significantly,” McLeod said.The 19th Legislative Assembly will be elected on Oct. 1, [email protected]@aptncharlotte
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, by consensus the most talented young position players in baseball, are facing off this week for the first time in their burgeoning careers. (Trout’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim got the best of Harper’s Washington Nationals on Monday night, 4-2.)Few youngsters arrived in the majors with as much buildup as Harper, who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 16. Luckily for the Nationals, he’s mostly been as good as advertised (and he’s still just 21 years old, a fact that’s often forgotten because he’s been so good). Meanwhile, all Trout did in his first full pair of major-league seasons was turn in two of the 150 or so best position-player seasons in the past 113 years of baseball, making two strong MVP bids in the process.So, yeah, these guys have been really good, really early in their careers.With all the (deserved) hype surrounding Trout and Harper, I was wondering how the duo compares to other concurrent 22-or-under pairs of position players in the history of baseball. To answer that question, I looked at the most productive two non-pitchers age 22 or below in a given season, based on the combined number of wins above replacement they’d generated in the previous two seasons. (We can’t compare Trout/Harper through age 22 because we don’t know what they’ll do in 2014.)By that standard, Trout and Harper are the most productive young duo in baseball history. Here were the seasons featuring the best pairs of budding superstars ever (taking only the best score for duplicate pairs):The majority of those 28.2 combined WAR belong to Trout, author of the aforementioned pair of historically dominant campaigns. Let’s be honest, though: Given Trout’s otherworldly production at such a young age, we could pair him with just about anybody and he’d still be near the top of this list (Trout by himself would rank fifth). But Harper’s numbers to date hardly make him a coattail-rider. As far as No. 2s go, Harper’s 8.6 WAR ranks below only Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews as the third-best second fiddle in the history of promising under-22 duos.If we’re looking to give extra weight to No. 2s, ensuring that both players in a pair have great stats (to safeguard against a situation such as what happened in 1918, when Rogers Hornsby had 97 percent of the WAR in his “duo” with Ross Youngs), perhaps a better way to rank these kinds of pairings is not to sum up all of the WAR generated by a pair, but rather to take the harmonic mean of the two individuals’ WAR totals. If we do that, the following list emerges:By either list, though, Trout-Harper is the best young duo in baseball history. So, savor their matchup this week — you may never again see a pair of position players so good face off at such a young age.
After some recent claims suggested David Beckham tries to bring Radamel Falcao at his Inter Miami, over the past few hours emerged some shocking news regarding his interest in another major player.According to the British publication Bleacher Report, England national team icon would be glad to see Everton star Theo Walcott swapping the Premier League with the Major League Soccer.Although Inter Miami won’t be competing in MLS until 2020, Beckham is already trying to build a competitive team for the inaugural season.Inter Miami reportedly wants £110k-a-week £20m Everton ace Beckham once called incredible – https://t.co/l9R5JbXvU8 #EvertonFC #EFC pic.twitter.com/zUaqAvMqUiPremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Toffee News (@TOFnews) October 5, 2018The pacey 29-year-old forward joined the Toffies last winter from Arsenal for a reported fee of around £20 million. During his year-long spell at the Goodison Park, the former Southampton man registered a total of 20 appearances, scoring five goals in the process.In case he accepts the transfer, Walcott would follow the footsteps of Gerrard, Lampard, and Beckham, who also performed in the United States. But, it’s also up to Everton to decide whether to renounce his services if they fail to find a suitable replacement.
Romelu Lukaku has revealed Manchester United players are a strong group irrespective of the club’s turbulent form.The Red Devils came from 2-0 down to beat the Magpies 3-2 which prevented another shocking result at the club and reduced the intense scrutiny on manager Jose Mourinho.But Lukaku told Sky: “Our team is great, we do a lot of stuff together. We always are a really tight group.“Every time there is a new player coming in we try and make him feel comfortable, and that’s the key. The dressing room has always been good, and that’s always been the case at Manchester United, and we did what we had to do.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We won the game, and we have to be positive and look forward to the next games. I’m a really bad loser, so coming into the game, I really was anxious, because I wanted to win.“Thank God we won the game today and now the important thing with the international break is that nobody gets injured. When we come back, we have two important games where, if we have good results, we can move forward.”United will play the likes of Chelsea and Juventus after the International break in what has been a tough start to the campaign.
Gary Neville has been talking about the treatment of Raheem Sterling in light of alleged racist abuse the winger suffered at the hands of a Chelsea fan.The former Manchester United captain divulged his own struggle in trying to help Sterling through excessive criticism during Euro 2016.“There’s been times on this show when we’ve avoided taking on this subject. It’s not undertones, it’s blatant (racist media coverage of Sterling),” Neville said, according to Daily Mail.“Ashey Cole was the only one (from when I was playing) – he’s had to escape this country, he’s almost like a football refugee – to get away from the way he was treated.”Neville also went on to discuss the difference in the way he believes black players are covered in the media.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When Lambert and Vardy came into the team, it wasn’t like that when Welbeck and Rashford came into the squad.”“The evidence is quite heavy in terms of the white players and black players that came into the England squad.”“What can football do? It can show zero tolerance – what Chelsea have done, those players will never set foot in a football stadium again.”“Raheem’s been strong enough to come out of it. He’s made it through the three years of media horror, intrusion, vilification.”