Akabei/iStockBy SAM SWEENEY, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Despite an explosion in COVID-19 cases nationwide and warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than four million people have passed through TSA screening checkpoints in the four days since last Friday.According to TSA data, this is the busiest stretch of travel since the pandemic began in March, but air travel is still down nearly 60% compared to last year.AAA predicts 84.5 million Americans will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, a 29% decrease from last year.“While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent gathering with friends and family, the year-end holidays are when Americans often venture out for longer, more elaborate vacations. That will not be the case this year,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel. “Public health concerns, official guidance not to travel, and an overall decline in consumer sentiment have encouraged the vast majority of Americans to stay home for the holidays.”If you are traveling, the CDC has a new search tool that allows users to enter a zip code and find destination-specific information.The site shows local quarantine rules, testing requirements, and the operating status of local businesses.“Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” a CDC advisory explained. “You and your travel companions (including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and community after travel.”President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly advised Americans against traveling during the holidays.Travel app Hopper says the top destinations this year for Americans are Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Austin, and Columbus, Ohio.American Airlines says its December schedule is approximately 50% smaller than the same time-period last year.The carrier expects the busiest travel days to be Dec. 21 through Dec. 23, Dec. 27 through the Dec. 30, and the first weekend of 2021.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The effects of chilling (to temperatures above the supercooling point, SCP) and freezing on respiration of adults and larvae of two coleopterans living on sub-Antarctic South Georgia (54°S, 37°W),Hydromedion sparsutumandPerimylops antarcticus(Coleoptera, Perimylopidae), were quantified. Respiration rates of individual insects (live weights, 11–21 mg) were measured at 10°C prior to chilling (−4°C) or freezing (SCP range −3.8 to −5.3°C) and posttreatment. The species possess a small amount of freeze tolerance in both adults and larvae. Chilling had no significant effects on respiration rates ofP. antarcticusandH. sparsutum,although mean levels were depressed by 6–15%. Freezing produced considerable enhancement of respiratory activity. Mean values increased postfreezing in larvae (+34%) ofH. sparsutumand in both larvae (+44%) (P< 0.01) and adults (77%) (P< 0.05) ofP. antarcticus.Chilling and freezing had different effects on respiration rates andP. antarcticusshowed the greatest metabolic response to freezing.
Nearly 60,000 pounds of unwanted or out-of-date pesticides were collected for disposal through the Clean Day event held Feb. 27, 2013 in 21 southwest Georgia counties.The event was organized by University of Georgia Extension and funded by the Environmental Protective Agency. Clean Days are held to give farmers an opportunity to dispose of pesticides cheaply and legally. Clean Day events typically accept insecticides, growth regulators, fungicides, harvest aid chemicals, nematicides, bactericides, herbicides and other miscellaneous pesticides.“There was a long line going a long way but everybody was happy to wait because they were happy to get rid of all this stuff,” said Mathew Roberts, former Colquitt County Extension agent. Colquitt County was one of the southwest Georgia counties that participated. Farmers who want to get rid of pesticides legally without taking advantage of a Clean Day event have to contact the pesticide disposal company. If the farmer has enough unusable products, the company will come to them. Otherwise, the farmer has to take the unusable products to the company.“This is where people can get in trouble, too. They want to get rid of (their pesticides), and they might do that in a way they’re not supposed to, and you definitely don’t want that to happen,” Roberts said.Farmers who wish to request a Clean Day are encouraged to check with the Georgia Department of Agriculture or call their local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.To learn more about pesticide safety, see extension.uga.edu/publications. Storing old pesticides can be a safety issue, Roberts said. The pesticide and its label can deteriorate as making it easy to mistake one product for another product. And containers often break down and leak, leaving a mess for somebody to clean up, he said.“The longer you have these old and unusable pesticides sitting around, the more likely you are to have some sort of accident with them, so having Cleans Days is a really huge service to everybody,” Roberts said.
In possession of the ball inside the box and near the end line, Louis Clark cut to his left, dribbled toward the goal and flicked a shot near the post past South Florida goalkeeper Chris Blais.His second goal in just more than 26 minutes had Syracuse juiced up and playing its best match of the season.But the two weren’t enough. With USF’s rapid three-goal comeback in the final minutes of regulation and overtime, Clark was left to dwell on the missed shots and an emphasis on defense in the second half that may have handicapped the offense from getting its third goal.‘We tried to just get a result,’ Clark said. ‘We tried, 2-0 up, we think if we defend, we can’t lose. If we keep a clean sheet, but it didn’t work out.’Clark doubled his goal total for the season in the first half against the Bulls to give SU its lead. His goals were the stamp on a rather dominant first half for the Orange, as it outshot, out-possessed and outplayed a ranked opponent. But SU went defensive in the second half, created fewer chances to score and was left cold, wet and disappointed following a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 11 South Florida in heavy rain on Saturday at SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We deserved the two goals,’ SU forward Lars Muller said. ‘So it’s really disappointing for us that we lost the game at the end.’The Orange scored two goals in a half for the third time in 29 matches under second-year head coach Ian McIntyre, keeping the ball in South Florida’s half of the field for the majority of the first 45 minutes. SU held the top offensive team in the Big East without a shot for the final 30 minutes of the half, while consistently trying to infiltrate the USF box.It was a performance that led McIntyre to say after the game that his team ‘got it right’ on Saturday, even in a losing effort.‘Coming into halftime everybody was pumped, everyone was very excited,’ midfielder Nick Roydhouse said. ‘We were all aware that only half the job was done.’Syracuse had plenty of chances to make its halftime lead humiliating for USF. Before Clark’s first goal, he scored another that was waved off for offsides.Clark also got another chance on a header off a free kick, but Blais made a ridiculous diving save, extending his right arm to his right and punching it away.‘I mean, that’s just been my story all season, really,’ Clark said. ‘I got to capitalize on that, making them chances count.’The Orange was 45 minutes away from a monumental upset and its first win in Big East play under McIntyre. But the switch to a more defensive game plan created less chances. Syracuse tried to defend and sat back a little bit, Clark said, rather than trying to play up the field.McIntyre said it’s natural to drop back when a team has a lead over such a threatening attack.‘Any time, it’s a dangerous lead, 2-0,’ McIntyre said. ‘You want to get that third goal, but you don’t want to give up that (first goal), so I thought we played the game pretty well. We slowed it down, kept the ball in good areas of the field.’Syracuse did keep things together for most of the second half. But the Orange’s offensive pushes didn’t seem to provide the same numbers, and when they did, USF did a nice job of recovering. Bulls defender Brenton Griffiths mishandled a ball in the middle, giving Clark an open look on net, but a USF defender was able to slide in and force a corner.Roydhouse, usually the catalyst for SU, was manhandled by the Bulls and turned ineffective. He was involved in multiple collisions, including one in which he said he stayed down for 30 seconds because he couldn’t feel his left arm.The game got so aggressive that Roydhouse said some USF players didn’t shake hands after the game, leading to a confrontation in which Roydhouse was pulled away from the Bulls players by teammates.USF sliced Syracuse’s lead in half on a controversial penalty in the 78th minute and tied the game in the 89th minute. By that point, Syracuse had lost its momentum and its burst of offensive development.‘Going into the second half, we just talked about keeping the same intensity and not dropping it off,’ Roydhouse said. ‘And we tried to do that, and they got two goals on us.’[email protected] Comments Published on October 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Facebook Twitter Google+
Submit StumbleUpon Share Plus500 named as the main sponsor of Legia Warsaw August 10, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Attendees at the upcoming Betting on Football Conference will be able to experience first-hand the DBR technology, currently utilised in La Liga to broadcast eight regional sets of perimeter advertising for the same match globally at 36 Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona away matches. Sports marketing agency Project11’s successful business model encompassing its La Liga division and holding rights to sell the perimeter advertising, will be present in collaboration with Supponor, the creators of DBR, showcasing the first LED DBR system, manufactured by stadium technology specialists ADI. James Gambrell, CEO of Supponor, said: “Supponor’s ground-breaking virtual replacement technology solutions was first deployed and now in its fourth season in LaLiga in partnership with Mediapro. Project11 has been a supporter from the earliest days and in conjunction with Mediapro has literally taught the world how to deliver high impact brand communications targeted at regional and local audiences with highly relevant and compelling fan worthy content. We are looking forward to many more years working in partnership as the technology continues to evolve and expand across new markets and other sports around the world.”With an expansion in La Liga to cover all Atlético Madrid F.C. matches in the 2018/19 season and more leagues considering this game-changing technology, Betting on Football will provide a great opportunity to see DBR in situ, rather than through watching the broadcasts on tv.Partner at Project11, Scott Taylor, commented: “To allow our current and future betting clients to experience the technology first-hand is an invaluable opportunity. The current relationships we have with football clubs, and leagues, and in turn with Supponor, delivers the model for the future in world football. With more leagues paying attention, Project11 are leading the way in this field with a proven track record to deliver new revenue streams and reliable products in association with this pioneering technology. The growth prospect is immense.”Geraint Williams, CEO of ADI, stated: “As an investor in Supponor, who’s augmented reality technology is changing the commercial landscape in sport, we’re delighted to be supporting their roll out of LED virtual advertising. Supponor’s DBR Live platform is the only broadcast quality virtual replacement technology that is proven commercially, and we’re excited about its further deployment in world sport.”COO of SBC events, Paul Mills, added: “This is an incredible, highly visual addition to the show. One which though this technology can apportion an element of the betting industry advertising spend now in La Liga and who knows the parameters in the future.”To see an example of the innovative technology, Click Here.
LeBron James’ next head coach will be a man who once pushed one of his best teams ever to seven games.One of James’ next assistant coaches will be one of the players who beat him in the NBA Finals before he had ever won a championship.While the month began with the anticipation that the Lakers might hire one of the 34-year-old’s best-known coaching allies, the franchise has surrounded him with Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd – men who have challenged and tested him, in the hopes that new alliances can help lead them all back to greatness, even as they risk adding chaos and uncertainty. Their faith in collaborative leadership, which has characterized many of the organization’s personnel decisions in recent years, is likely to face its biggest test yet in the coming season.That’s the chief takeaway from a whirlwind week which saw the Lakers lose out on one of their top candidates, Tyronn Lue, then quickly sweep up new faces and anoint Vogel after a furious second round of interviews. If the process doesn’t inspire total confidence in the organization’s choice, Vogel’s record helps solidify it. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs a young, first-time head coach in Indiana, Vogel progressively groomed the Pacers and then-budding star Paul George to become a team capable of challenging the star-laden Miami Heat. He did it with defense. For five straight years, Vogel’s teams were top-10 in defensive rating, ranking first twice. He also developed a reputation for creating solid relationships with players, with George telling the Associated Press, even after Vogel had been fired in 2016, that Vogel had been “real positive and open-minded.”In 2013 when Indiana pushed the Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals, it held Miami to less than 100 points in five of the contests – emblematic of the grinding style that defined the Pacers’ best nights. Only once in Vogel’s five-and-a-half-year tenure did the Pacers finish with an offense even in the top half of the NBA, but they always forced opponents to work, giving Vogel a .580 winning percentage in his time there.“We represent all the right things: class, character, hard work, old-school basketball, playing the game the right way,” Vogel said of the Pacers after the Game 7 loss in 2013.Those values seem to be the ones that Vogel will espouse coming into Los Angeles. It’s unclear if Vogel’s style – which fell flat in a forgettable two-year tenure in Orlando – has legs in the modern NBA, where the high-scoring Warriors set the ultimate bar. But on paper, the Lakers expect to be insulated by the other hire they made on Saturday.In Jason Kidd, the Lakers sought to add gravitas and a player’s eye to the bench. The 46-year-old is second all-time among the NBA’s assists and steals leaders, and had mixed success as a coach, going to the playoffs three times in his Nets and Bucks tenures and winning one series. With the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo developed into an MVP-caliber player. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Those questions are all before considering how James will respond to the hires. He’s yet to make any kind of public comment about Vogel and Kidd, and as recently as a week ago, he likely believed (as the rest of the world did) that the Lakers were ready to roll out the red carpet for Lue. Though James has played well for a number of coaches over the years, he too has had coaching clashes, most notably with former Cleveland coach David Blatt who was fired in 2016 after a 30-11 season start. That led to the rise of Lue, who led the Cavaliers to a championship.As the Lakers progress, observers will be closely monitoring James’ faith (or lack thereof) in his coach, and what that might mean for the fortunes of Vogel and Kidd, who are now tied together for better or worse.In their recent history, the Lakers have been willing to take similar gambles of pairing unfamiliar basketball minds: Magic Johnson’s president stint alongside General Manager Rob Pelinka was one such experiment – the two had not worked together before they set out to remake the team in 2017. The Lakers’ roster also reflected some of that thinking last season, with Johnson and Pelinka envisioning a group of “competitors” playing together such as Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee – that helped lead them down the road to a 37-45 season.On paper, Vogel and Kidd possess qualifications that make it visible what the Lakers hope to achieve with collaborative leadership, having the best of all worlds. Whether they can get it will be the true challenge for the next coaching era. His schemes drew some skepticism as a head coach, particularly an ultra-aggressive defensive philosophy which teams picked apart over time. Milwaukee’s near-overnight success this season has reflected poorly on Kidd’s tenure there. But as an assistant, he’d be under fewer of those pressures: As a contemporary of James, he has a previously earned respect, and various reports have linked him both as an example to and mentor of Lonzo Ball, who shares some sensibilities with Kidd’s playing style.Theoretically, this mixture, along with James’ basketball mind, could be a strong group together, filling in for each other’s various weaknesses. The practicalities of those dynamics are complicated by other factors that basketball observers will be watching closely.From the start, Vogel will face questions about his job security, particularly given the reported length of his contract: just three years. ESPN reported that Lue, the coach who once won a championship with James, took issue with such a short deal and wanted five years. That Vogel took the shorter terms will be a talking point if the Lakers struggle and allow them to cut bait sooner if they choose.Kidd’s hire could also rock the boat, given that there’s an obvious in-house successor if the Lakers ever decide to move on from Vogel. Kidd’s experience as a head coach and rapport with James will loom in the background. Other reports indicated that Lue bucked when the Lakers told him they desired to hire Kidd to his staff.It doesn’t help perception that Kidd has a history of internal power plays. As a player, he reportedly helped lobby then-Nets coach Byron Scott out of a job when the team with Kidd as its star had gone to back-to-back NBA Finals – Scott later called Kidd “kind of an (expletive)-hole.” His Brooklyn coaching tenure ended after just one year when Kidd made a failed bid to seize control over basketball operations within the franchise.If that turbulent history is behind Kidd, he’ll have to prove it on Vogel’s staff.Related Articles
The Vikings entered the 2020 offseason facing an array of tough questions about their roster, and so far, they’ve yet to show they can form a better group than the one that was blasted in the NFC divisional round by the 49ers in January.Minnesota traded Stefon Diggs, entered a contract dispute with Dalvin Cook and remains financially committed to the ever-underwhelming Kirk Cousins at quarterback. Now, the Vikings could watch a 2019 Pro Bowl players leave for the rival Packers. Green Bay has reportedly emerged as a lead candidate to sign free-agent edge rusher Everson Griffen, who recorded eight sacks last year and could bolster an already formidable front-seven at Lambeau Field.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this past weekend that he has not heard anything about Griffen resuming contract discussions with Minnesota.”I don’t know,” Zimmer told reporters. “He texted me the other day telling me congratulations (on the contract extension) and things like that. I’d love to have him back, he’s always been one of my guys, so if that happens, that’d be great, but I don’t know where that is right now.”MORE: NFL quarterback rankings Green Bay has dealt with its own drama this offseason following its decision to select quarterback Jordan Love in the first round. There has been speculation about how that move might sit with Aaron Rodgers, and members of the team expressed surprise at the selection.In terms of roster construction, the Packers have been criticized for not prioritizing receivers beyond the signing of Devin Funchess.But Green Bay has probably not dealt with quite the level of public upheaval as the Vikings, and the team could perhaps further sting its rival by following through on its reported pursuit of Griffen.
Eastern Massachusetts and most of Rhode Island were bracing for as much as 18 inches of snow, with snow falling at a rate of 3 inches per hour possible. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts hitting near 70 mph.The Eversource electric utility said more than 5,500 homes and businesses were without power at midmorning Thursday in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on the outermost tip of Cape Cod, which was being lashed with hurricane-force wind gusts.Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said more than 100 warming centers have been opened in 34 towns across the state. Connecticut has 634 state plow trucks and 250 contractors working to clear the highways.The massive storm began two days ago in the Gulf of Mexico, first hitting the Florida Panhandle. It has prompted thousands of canceled flights, shuttered schools and businesses and sparked fears of coastal flooding and power outages.Wind gusts strong enough to cause downed trees and power lines were predicted in places where the National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings. They include the Delmarva Peninsula, which includes parts of Delaware, Virginia and Maryland; coastal New Jersey; eastern Long Island, New York; and coastal eastern New England.More than two-thirds of flights in and out airports in the New York City area and Boston were canceled. The airline-tracking site FlightAware reported more than 3,200 canceled flights within, into, or out of the United States on Thursday morning.The situation @LGAairport right now, all flights #Cancelled or #Delayed pic.twitter.com/TQxSXRpzpB— Simon Druker (@Simon_Druker) January 4, 2018The storm shut down much of eastern Virginia, but some people were taking it in stride.Mark Schoenenberger, 45, a NASA engineer who lives in Norfolk, Virginia, put on his cross country skis so he could make a half hour trip to the bagel shop for some breakfast for his family.“It’s like ’Yay, I get to go out,” he said.The only concern he seemed to have was telecommuting while his kids were home from school. But “it’s just noise,” he said.In Norfolk, Virginia, Jonathan Rogers and his brother, Jason Mitchell, got stuck in the snow at least twice while driving home Thursday morning after working the overnight shift at a local hospital.“I was not staying,” said Rogers, 30, a floor technician. “I said the storm is not going to bother me.”The storm will then be followed by a wave of bracing cold.“We think there are going to be scattered records broken for low temperatures,” said Peterson, adding how the weather service expects 28 major cities across New England, eastern New York and the mid-Atlantic states will have record low temperatures by dawn on Sunday. A man shields himself from gusty winds as snow falls on him at the Cheesequake Service Station along the Garden State Parkway during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in South Amboy, N.J. The New Jersey Shore, which has been experiencing deep cold weather to start the new year, is under a winter storm advisory. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) HARTFORD, Conn. — A massive winter storm swept from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, dumping snow along the coast and bringing strong winds that will usher in possible record-breaking cold.Up to 18 inches of snow was expected in eastern New England. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect, schools and government offices closed for the day, thousands of flights were canceled and motorists were warned to be careful as conditions worsened. Shelters were open as officials worried about power outages leaving people without any heat.People who take to the roads are in for an “ugly, long commute” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.North Carolina authorities said two people died during the storm when their pickup truck ran off a snow-covered road and overturned into a creek Wednesday night in Moore County, which wasn’t expected to get any snow. The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to 700 collisions and 300 other calls for service during the storm.In New Jersey, Orlando Igmat’s car got stuck in a snowbank along the Garden State Parkway in Tinton Falls on Thursday morning as he drove to work at Verizon. He had to wait a half hour for a tow truck to pull him out.Related articles:Schools, businesses shuttered as Atlantic Canada braces for powerful storm‘My feet hurt’: Winter snowstorm blasts coastal SouthWinter storm scatters sleet, ice and misery around the South“I just skidded on the road and then stopped me here so I can’t move right now anymore,” he said. “I didn’t expect it (the storm) was going to be a heavy one. That’s why I went to work today. I’m going to stay in a hotel tonight.”Ankle deep snow and wind gusts approaching 50 mph (80 kph) covered Maryland’s Ocean City Boardwalk, which was under a blizzard warning Thursday. Commuters travel on the southbound side of the New Jersey Turnpike during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Woodbridge, N.J. The New Jersey Shore, which has been experiencing deep cold weather to start the new year, is under a winter storm advisory. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) State and local officials urged residents to prepare for possible power losses and stay home so crews can clear streets and roads of what could be as much as foot or more of snow in some places. There were concerns in Boston and elsewhere that if roads aren’t properly cleared, they could freeze into cement-like icy messes by Friday, given the expected low temperatures. In other areas, plummeting temperatures already have caused water mains to burst.The storm has resulted in thousands of canceled flights at major airports such as Boston’s Logan International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport and disrupted the schedules at regional airports.Amtrak planned to operate a modified schedule between New York and Boston on Thursday. Northeast Regional Service between Washington, D.C., and Newport News/Norfolk, Virginia, was canceled for Thursday.The coastal Southeast got a rare blast of snow and ice on Wednesday. Schools were shut down just months after hurricane threats. In Charleston, South Carolina, the weather service reported 5 inches of snow, enough for Chris Monoc’s sons, ages 4 and 2, to go sledding outside their home.“They probably will be teenagers the next time something like this happens, and that’s kind of sad,” Monoc said. “But we’ll enjoy it while it’s here.”Schools, businesses shut down as Atlantic Canada braces for stormAn Environment Canada meteorologist says a powerful winter storm that’s closing in on Atlantic Canada could unleash several different kinds of weather throughout the region.Ian Hubbard says New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and parts of Newfoundland and Labrador could see heavy rain, ice, snow, blizzards, strong winds and storm surges.He says the storm should move in this morning, with the worst of the wind, rain and snow being felt later this evening.Nova Scotia could see up to 50 millimetres of rain, possibly causing localized flooding.All of New Brunswick is under a winter storm warning and the central and northern parts of the province could see roughly 40 centimetres of snow, along with wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour in some areas.PEI is also expected to be hit by fierce winds and up to 25 centimetres of snow before it changes to rain in the evening. That could knock out power in many areas.School boards in Nova Scotia and on the Island cancelled classes even before the system arrived. Some businesses also closed for the day and dozens of flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport were cancelled. __Collins reported from Glastonbury, Connecticut. Associated Press writers Ben Finley in Norfolk, Virginia, Martha Waggoner in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Julio Cortez in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, contributed to this report.