Bobby bought by Watchfire

first_imgBobby bought by Watchfire AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The popular Web accessibility tool has been purchased from not-for-profit educational organisation CAST by Watchfire, the Web site management company.Web site management company Watchfire Corporation has acquired Bobby„¢, CAST’s leading Web site accessibility technology. Bobby has been available at no charge for the past six years: every day it is used by Web site owners to test an average of 4,500 URLs for accessibility issues.Watchfire is already offering a paid-for version of the software, but adds that it will continue to offer the free online Bobby service which will allow single pages to be tested for accessibility problems. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 August 2002 | Newscenter_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tesco invites round-up donations at the till for two charities

first_img Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 September 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis54 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate microdonations For the next month staff at supermarket Tesco are asking shoppers to round up their payment at the till with a few extra pennies as a donation for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.The rounding-up option, which has been offered by other charities such as Sainsbury’s for Red Nose Day, neatly complements the supermarket’s strapline of “every little counts”.The Great Tesco WalkTesco has introduced the option as a way to enable shoppers to support The Great Tesco Walk.The walk will see thousands of Tesco staff join together to walk in relay between 5 September and 5 October, with the aim of adding to the £21 million already raised since Tesco’s current charity partnership began in 2015.The donation ask is being made at all tills, and at self-service tills, until 5 October, the end of the walk.The round-up campaign follows recent criticism of Tesco’s retention of £3.4 million to administer the £31.9 million raised by the supermarket’s plastic bag levy donation scheme. Tesco has recently confirmed it is scrapping its 5p per bag charge and offering 10p bags for life instead.Fiona Cincotta, a senior market analyst at City Index, said of the rounding-up campaign: “This technique is a great way for customers to be able to donate to charity in an affordable way. It’s a great way to reinforce Tesco’s brand message of “every penny counts” and that’s exactly what charities need. This is another great follow on from their plastic bag policy which is to benefit local community projects. Tesco are really upping their CSR with this move and I think it’s something that consumers will back heavily”.WATCH: The Great Tesco Walk[youtube][/youtube]  343 total views,  1 views today  344 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis54 Tesco invites round-up donations at the till for two charitieslast_img read more

#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90…

first_img Previous article#WATCH Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan – it’s a good day to be back for #LimerickNext articleFresh Film Festival winner announced: It is a first in its 20 year history Staff Reporter WhatsApp Email NewsPolitics#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – March 10, 2016 783 Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Deputy Maurice Quinlivan at Leinster House representing the people of Limerick and Sinn Fein, a first for more than 90 yearsAt Leinster HouseSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE last time a Sinn Fein TD from Limerick entered Dáil Éireann, the political landscape in Ireland was a very different place, Ireland was a very different place – it was the early 1920s.Yeats won the Noble Prize for Literature, orders were signed creating the Revenue Commissioners, deValera is arrested and Limerick had its last Sinn Fein representative.But when Maurice Quinlivan stepped through the gates of Leinster House on a Spring morning in 2016, his confidence matched the dapper three piece suit, burgundy shoes and metaphorically broad shoulders.Deputy Maurice Quinlivan at Leinster House representing the people of Limerick and the Sinn Fein party, a first for more than 90 yearsDeputy Quinlivan was bridging a gap of generations and he had the full support of his closest family. As he noted on the night he was elected in February, Deputy Quinlivan said that he was saddened that his late father could not have witnessed his 10,000 plus haul of votes to land him a seat at the 32nd Dail – “he would have been proud”.To the job at hand and Limerick city’s newest TD had more than a sense of purpose about his manner, as he was clearly in Dublin not just to make up the numbers.Setting the emotion of the day briefly to one side, Deputy Quinlivan said that “we wanted to be in Government and that was the platform we ran on” but he accepted that unless his party was the lead group in any Government, “supporting Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael is obviously not something we were elected to do”.The former Sinn Fein councillor said that his party was in talks with other minor groupings to form an alternative Government “but the numbers seem to be suggesting a Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Government.”Noting that a Sinn Fein Ard Fheis was scheduled for the end of next month, Deputy Quinlivan said there was unlikely to be a softening of that stance and that he just couldn’t see them being in Government with either party.“That’s not what we were elected on and it may come as a surprise to some people but we keep our promises”, deputy Quinlivan said who stated that “we wouldn’t be a second fiddle to Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael”[email protected] TAGSDaillimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Man charged after reportedly shoving, pointing gun at mother

first_img After reportedly shoving down and pointing a loaded gun at his mother, Odessa police charged a 20-year-old Odessa man with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, an Odessa Police Department press release said.OPD first responded to the incident on Oct. 13 in the 200 block of Lotteman Drive, the release detailed, where the 46-year-old victim told officers she has been assaulted by her son, Timothy Bailey Jones.The release stated Jones had become upset with his mother, taking a gun out of her purse and shoving her down to the floor. After chambering a round, Jones pointed the gun at his mother and told her to stay away from him, which a witness later confirmed seeing to police.A warrant was issued for Jones, and he was eventually charged accordingly on Dec. 29, the release said.Jail records show Jones was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Saturday on a $50,000 bond. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – January 3, 2018 Facebook Previous articleMidland fugitive charged with burglary, assaulting ex-girlfriendNext articleSouper Bowl food drive kickoff admin Man charged after reportedly shoving, pointing gun at mother Local NewsCrimelast_img read more

Flightpath Biosciences Launches via Illumina Accelerator to Conduct Largest Clinical Biomarker Study in Lyme…

first_img Flightpath Biosciences Launches via Illumina Accelerator to Conduct Largest Clinical Biomarker Study in Lyme Disease By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleAustralian Open on Wednesday: Serena Williams in 2nd roundNext articleJND Legal Administration Appoints Shandarese Garr as VP of Operations Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Flightpath Biosciences, a life sciences company, launched today claiming a spot in Illumina Accelerator’s second global class to develop diagnostics and microbiome-targeted therapeutics to treat rare pathogen-driven diseases. The company has operated in stealth since its founding in mid-2019 and has built a pipeline of drug candidates for a wide range of diseases, starting with acute and Persistent Lyme Disease (PLD). Flightpath is led by an experienced team eager to execute deep data discovery and drive a pipeline of narrow-spectrum, targeted therapeutics into the clinicCompany aims to combine deep genomic sequencing, metabolomics and immune-cell profiling with next generation machine-learning approaches to solve multiple pathogen-driven diseases and syndromesCompany seeks to expand team to support operational acceleration and development efforts “Today, more than ever, we understand that pathogen-driven epidemics like Lyme disease need to be more easily and accurately diagnosed and more specifically treated with narrow-spectrum, targeted therapies to avoid the microbiome damage that occurs with broad-spectrum antibiotics,” said Matt Tindall, Flightpath Co-founder and CEO. Of the 476K patients diagnosed with acute Lyme disease each year in the U.S., most are treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics, but 10 to 20% endure debilitating symptoms such as fatigue, neurological complications, and myalgias after treatment, a condition known as Persistent Lyme disease (PLD). The etiology of PLD is not understood, and objective diagnostic tools are lacking. Interestingly, PLD symptoms overlap several diseases in which patients exhibit alterations in their microbiome. In a recent study, published in mBio (September 2020), Lewis et al determined that microbiome sequencing data alone were indicative of late-stage Lyme disease, which presents a potential, novel diagnostic tool for PLD. The authors found that patients with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, a subset of PLD, had a distinct microbiome signature, allowing for an accurate classification of over 80% of analyzed cases. Importantly, this signature supports the validity of PLD and is the first potential biological diagnostic tool for the disease. “Our ability to analyze the microbiome, transcriptome and metabolome and identify disease signatures will give us new tools to unlock the potential of microbiome-based medicines in rare infectious diseases and potentially pathogen-driven cancers,” said Mark de Souza, Flightpath Co-founder and Executive Chairman. “We’re excited to get to work with the Illumina team and our world-class lab and academic partners to tackle this disease area with fresh perspectives, novel approaches and new data.” About Flightpath Biosciences Flightpath Biosciences is developing microbiome-targeted therapeutics and advanced biomarker-based diagnostics for the treatment of infectious diseases. Flightpath’s mission is to transform patient’s lives with medicines developed using a multidisciplinary approach to human and pathogen biology. Please visit us at and on Twitter at for more information. Media Contact: Michael Bellas ‪(510) 859-8668 *LOGO link for media: NEWS SOURCE: Flightpath Biosciences Inc. This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (Flightpath Biosciences Inc.) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 68328 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP). Local NewsUS Newslast_img read more

Comcast NBCUniversal Announces the 10 Startups Selected for the Inaugural SportsTech Accelerator, powered by…

first_img TAGS  Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Comcast NBCUniversal today announced the 10 startups selected for the first annual Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, powered by Boomtown Accelerators. Chosen from over one thousand applicants in 70 countries, these 10 companies will bring their innovative solutions to Comcast NBCUniversal and the SportsTech partner consortium, which includes NBC Sports, Sky Sports, Golf, NASCAR, U.S. Ski and Snowboard, USA Cycling, USA Swimming, and Comcast Ventures. Startups were selected based on their technology solutions focused on the accelerator’s eight focus areas: media and entertainment, fan/player engagement, athlete/player performance, team and coach success, venue and event innovation, fantasy sports and betting, esports, and the business of sports. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 program, which kicks off today and lasts 12 weeks, will be held virtually. The founders will participate in this immersive accelerator from cities across the globe, including Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Geneva, Switzerland. The companies will engage in a custom curriculum featuring workshops on fundraising, sales, marketing and branding, product/market fit, mental health, company culture, and working with corporations, and will meet seasoned startup founders who will share their insights on building and selling highly successful businesses. In the future, each company will have the opportunity to work at Comcast NBCUniversal’s Central Division Innovation Center in Atlanta at Truist Park, which overlooks the Atlanta Braves stadium. “At Comcast NBCUniversal, sports, entertainment, and technology are central to what we do across our streaming, broadband, and aggregation businesses. Our inaugural SportsTech accelerator brings together this focus with our long tradition of working with founders and startups,” said Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable. “In collaboration with our partners who represent some of the strongest brands in sports, we are excited to mentor and learn from these founders and see how their technologies can drive innovation in the sports and entertainment industry.” The Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech accelerator program will feature mentorship from industry leaders from Comcast NBCUniversal as well as strategic advisors from the Boomtown network and the partner consortium, including Will McIntosh, Executive Vice President, Digital and Sports Consumer Business, NBC Sports Group; Lora Dennis, Senior Vice President, Digital Media NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations; Steve McElwee, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Sports and Sports Consumer Business at NBC Sports; and Craig Neeb, Chief Innovation Officer of NASCAR. Jenna Kurath, Vice President, Startup Partner Development and Head of SportsTech, will lead the startup teams as they work with mentors and business units throughout the program and beyond, and as they seek deals or proofs of concepts with Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky brands. At the conclusion of the program, the companies will participate in a virtual Demo Day on May 26, 2021 and present their businesses before some of the world’s leading venture capitalists, startup founders, business executives, and media. To learn more, visit The 2021 class of the inaugural Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, powered by Boomtown includes: Ane Swim, A William Pleshette Company, Atlanta, GA William Pleshette Company designs advanced swimming apparel for diverse swimmers and aims to eliminate the barriers that keep people from enjoying the water. Their flagship product, Ane Swim, provides hair protection and the ability to keep hair completely dry so that everyone can enjoy the freedom of swimming. Dibz, Toronto, Canada For event venues that have unsold seats, Dibz provides a text messaging solution for guests to instantly upgrade their seats. Eon Media,Toronto, Canada Eon Media makes a full-featured suite of next-generation video-streaming software with 60-70% cost savings and zero code change which can bring customers targeted, user-personalized experiences using advanced AI/machine-learning methods. GlobalM, Geneva, Switzerland GlobalM provides professional streaming solutions in broadcast quality to media outlets and broadcasters featuring an advanced secure video streaming network to meet the requirements for high-quality, low-latency LIVE or file-based video delivery over the Internet. nVenue, Dallas, Texas Real-time predictive analytics designed for fan engagement, nVenue’s AI/ML software delivers powerful play-by-play predictive insights to fans before each play. Safety Skin, Cleveland, Ohio Safety Skin develops and sells reflective skin and body care products to help cyclists, runners, and others prevent accidents and improve roadside safety. Sharper Sense, New York, New York Sharper Sense develops a neural interface that enhances athletes’ perceptual ability, leading to enhanced awareness and reaction times during training and competition. The Sonar Company, San Antonio, Texas The Sonar Company uses proprietary ultrasonic tone technology to transmit and receive data, interactions, beacons, and messages between devices in locations where traditional wireless communications is impossible or impractical. StreamRecap, Los Angeles, California StreamRecap builds video solutions for teams, leagues, and streamers across all esports, with a focus on instant automatic highlights and coaching tools. XiQ, Atlanta, GA XiQ develops smart devices that replace the conventional key ignition on most non-automotive vehicles, including golf carts and construction vehicles. They enable security, fleet IoT, and mobility sharing solutions to alleviate the transportation challenges facing many communities today. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest high-speed internet, video, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures, and Universal Parks and Resorts. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit for more information. About Comcast SportsTech Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech is a 12-week accelerator program, run in partnership with Boomtown Accelerators, that features an unprecedented partnership of three of Comcast NBCUniversal’s sports brands – NBC Sports, Sky Sports and Golf Channel – alongside NASCAR and three US Olympic sports organizations: U.S. Ski & Snowboard, USA Swimming, and USA Cycling. This partnership brings an early lens into innovation solutions, exclusive access to research and business insights, and differentiated value to Comcast’s media rights relationships. The program brings creative solutions to the partner consortium and to market through the lens of eight core investment categories: Media & Entertainment; Fan/Player Engagement; Athlete/Player Performance; Team & Coach Success; Venue & Event Innovation; Fantasy Sports & Betting; esports; and the Business of Sports. Learn more at for more information. View source version on CONTACT: Media: Jennifer Sala Comcast Corporation 267-240-8702 Jennifer—[email protected] KEYWORD: PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER SPORTS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO FILM & MOTION PICTURES MUSIC SOURCE: Comcast Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 08:01 AM Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Comcast NBCUniversal Announces the 10 Startups Selected for the Inaugural SportsTech Accelerator, powered by Boomtown Pinterest Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Borrowers Customers Home Equity Lenders loans mortgage Originators Veros 2018-05-30 Radhika Ojha May 30, 2018 3,336 Views About Author: Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018? Previous: Compromise Common Among Millennial Homebuyers Next: How Residential Segregation Affects the Marketplace Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Effective marketing and loan fulfillment programs, coupled with a laser-sharp focus on customer service will drive the mortgage industry to generate solid revenue and profit in a tough year according to a white paper titled “Efficient Collateral Valuation Key to Success in 2018,” published by Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros) recently.The paper also outlines the important opportunities for mortgage lenders working to be more competitive in a purchase money market and how they can position themselves well for securing additional business when loan volume levels increase in the future.According to the study, “by focusing their efforts on the right products, [lenders] will also have the opportunity to build stronger relationships with existing bank customers and credit union members.” Outlining three keys to success in a tough year, the study said that excellent customer service, good marketing, and efficient operations to ensure good customer experience while reducing costs and increasing profitability would be important for lenders in 2018.”This paper offers lenders a real opportunity during a year that both the MBA and Fannie Mae predict mortgage loan originations will be down, making competition more intense,” said David Rasmussen, SVP, Operations at Veros.Towards the end of 2017, the paper indicated, lenders began to gear up to attract more purchase money transactions, but “now four months into the new year, competition for this business has heated up significantly.” Adding pressure on smaller institutions that wanted to compete for business, were the deep pockets of the bigger lenders who were investing a great deal of their marketing budget into television and radio ads, the paper said.Home equity products were another great opportunity for both, borrowers and lenders the paper indicated. Despite the new tax law that reduced the overall amount of interest borrowers could write off depending upon the number of qualified residential mortgage loans they carried, the paper said that for the vast majority of home equity borrowers, the loans still made excellent sense.Making home equity loans more attractive for borrowers was the fact that as interest rates continue to rise, cash out refi lending would become unsustainable. Home equity loans, therefore, would provide lenders with the opportunity for effective marketing and efficient processes to stay ahead of the competition.To learn more about the white paper, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Borrowers Customers Home Equity Lenders loans mortgage Originators Veros in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribelast_img read more

People travelling to Papal events urged to allow extra journey time

first_img Facebook People travelling to Papal events urged to allow extra journey time RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 25, 2018 center_img Google+ Google+ People making the journey from Donegal to see the Pope this weekend are being advised to heed advice from authorities.With 45,000 people set to travel to Knock Shrine to see the Pontiff on his two day visit to Ireland, people are urged to allow extra time for their journeys with road closures in place.Tickets for all three events this weekend are sold out so people are being asked not to travel to Croke Park, Knock or the Phoenix Park if they do not have a ticket.Those travelling to the mass in Phoenix Park can avail of free public transport in the Greater Dublin Area by presenting their ticket and Gardai are urging all attending the Mass to enter and leave via the COLOUR coded route as outlined as on their tickets.Meanwhile, Pope Francis is due to arrive at Ireland West Airport at 9:20am tomorrow morning from where he will depart for Knock Shrine.To accommodate this, the centre of Knock Village will be closed from 6pm this evening and the N17 will also be closed from midnight until at least 6pm tomorrow evening between Charlestown and Claremorris.Ireland West Airport is advising passengers and those collecting passengers to allow extra time for their journey.People are advised to disregard Sat-Nav instructions and follow diversion signs instead. Previous articleA5 could be further delayed due to Stormont deadlockNext articleUpbeat Kenny Shiels gives his reaction after great cup win News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestlast_img read more

New fire evacuations in the West, severe weather in the East

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — About 200 homes were evacuated in the Phoenix metro area due to a new wildfire that ignited Tuesday. The new wildfire is called the Aquila Fire and it is 893 acres and is 0% contained and, currently, gusty winds are fueling this fire. Overall, lighter winds are helping to contain the Bush Fire north of Phoenix that is now 186,967 acres and is 73% contained. In Tucson, Arizona, the Bighorn Fire has grown to 65,536 acres and is now 33% contained. But some lighter winds in the past few days has helped with the containment of this fire. Very hot weather will continue from Arizona to northern California with temperatures in the 100s and 110s with localized gusty winds expected, much like the ones that helped the Aquila Fire grow.The heat is not going anywhere and by the end of the week and into the weekend, windy and dry weather is on the way as a new storm system moves in. A cold front will stall across the South over the next 24 hours, producing more strong to severe storms in the area. These storms in the South will be moving very slowly and can produce localized and very heavy rain. The heaviest rain will be from southern Louisiana to Alabama where up to 5 inches of rain could accumulate.Meanwhile, a new storm system will move out of the Rockies and will bring severe thunderstorms to the Midwest and the Great Lakes on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, severe storms will be possible in the Dakotas and Minnesota with damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible. On Friday, this storm system will move east into Chicago and Detroit where damaging winds will be the biggest threat.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Simone Biles shares message about athletes expressing their opinions

first_imgJanuary 8, 2021 /Sports News – National Simone Biles shares message about athletes expressing their opinions as well as any other athletes !!!!!!!!!!!— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 7, 2021Biles retweeted his comments and enthusiastically added in her own two cents by writing, “as well as any other athletes !!!!!!!!!!!”Four people died during Wednesday’s violent protests in Washington, D.C., which drew comparisons from Black Lives Matter supporters who say, had they breached the Capitol, the death count could have been much higher.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. embarrassed but not surpriseddisgusted but not surprisedsad but not surprised angry but not surprised speechless but not surprised— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 7, 2021The 23-year-old athlete’s commentary, while met with support from fans, drew sharp rebuke from critics who claimed she should focus on her career.Another professional athlete was met with similar resistance on Twitter, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who, in turn, schooled naysayers about the freedom of speech.“Stop saying stick to football like that’s our only purpose on this earth,” the 21-year-old NFL player vented. “We (football players) have every right to speak on whatever we feel no matter the situation.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCraig Barritt/Getty Images for SK-IIBy MEGAN STONE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Simone Biles says she’s more than just a four-time Olympic gold medalist, she is a person who has the right to freely express her own opinions.The acclaimed gymnast, like many public figures, reacted in horror when rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.“Embarrassed but not surprised,” Biles denounced as the events unfolded. “Disgusted but not surprised, sad but not surprised, angry but not surprised, speechless but not surprised.”center_img Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more