Klinsmann fired as US coach, Arena favoured

first_img While there is time to recover, given the top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia and the fourth-place finisher advances to a play-off against Asia’s No. 5 team, players seemed confused by Klinsmann’s tactics, such as a 3-4-1-2 formation. “Today, we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Jurgen Klinsmann,” Gulati said. “There were considerable achievements along the way … but there were also lesser publicised efforts behind the scenes. He challenged everyone in the US. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.” Arena was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. As US coach, he led the Americans to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals in the team’s best finish since 1930. NEW YORK (AP): Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the US football team yesterday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying. Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favourite to succeed Klinsmann. Arena coached the national team from 1998 to 2006. Qualifying resumes when the US hosts Honduras on March 24 and play four days later at Panama. “While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth consecutive World Cup.” A former German star forward who has lived mostly in southern California since retiring as a player in 1998, Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley in July 2011 and led the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title and the second round of the 2014 World Cup, where the Americans lost to Belgium in extra time. But the US was knocked out by Jamaica in last year’s Gold Cup semi-finals and lost to Mexico in a play-off for a Confederations Cup berth. The team rebounded to reach the Copa America semi-finals before losing to Argentina 4-0. But this month Mexico beat the Americans 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, in the first home qualifying loss for the US since 2001. And last week, the Americans were routed in Costa Rica, dropping to 0-2 in the hexagonal, as the final round of World Cup qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean is known. CONFUSING TACTICSlast_img read more

A-Rod: Yankees’ breathtaking offense could break records

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees special advisor Alex Rodriguez speaks with CC Sabathia, who reflected in his sunglasses, ahead of a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Fla. Rodriguez thinks the Yankees’ “breathtaking” offense could break records this season. He arrived at spring training Monday, March 19, 2018 and had high praise for a lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez thinks the New York Yankees’ “breathtaking” offense could break records this season.Rodriguez arrived at spring training Monday and had high praise for a lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. A-Rod is a team special adviser who has worked with a number of New York’s younger players.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Love to spend the rest of my life as a Yankee,” Rodriguez said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Happy to be back and see so much talent,” Rodriguez said Monday night. “It’s breathtaking.”The Yankees added Stanton, the NL MVP after hitting 59 homers and driving in 132 last season, in a December trade with Miami. Judge had 52 homers and 114 RBIs in winning the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Award. Sanchez added 33 homers, and Gregorius went deep 25 times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I can’t remember a time to see that type of lineup one-through-nine,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner worked out a deal during the offseason to keep the former slugger involved with the team. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Hardaway, Beasley lead Knicks past depleted Bullslast_img read more

LIPA Executive Director Speaks of ‘Excellent Service’

first_imgThe executive director of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) said the entity’s agenda for transformation to provide quality service to the public requires the practice of excellence and professionalism as the hallmarks of efficiency.Mr. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Sr. considers capacity-building and adequate preparations for civil servants as the bedrock that would lead to the national development agenda.“We are charged with the responsibility to build human-capital to meet the national agenda for transformation,” Director Nyemah said.Mr. Nyemah made these comments in Monrovia at the institution’s recent graduation ceremony held for over 100 active civil servants who completed eight weeks of intensive training. According to Mr. Nyemah, employees who have properly defined terms of reference for their respective positions can detect some of their shortcomings simply because they have received professional training that has given them the knowledge to deal with such situations.LIPA is a beneficiary of the International Development Associates (IDA) financial sponsorship through the Liberian Government with a responsibility to modernize public service delivery through the training of government employees.“Quality learning is found at LIPA and the cost to get a credential from the entity is affordable even for people within the private sector. Our doors are open to the public for inquiries, should there arise doubts,” Mr. Nyemah assured.Moses Dalieh, a graduate who works at the Ministry of Education, congratulated LIPA for the Appraisal Management Program. He promised to implement what he has learned from the training.For her part, Mrs. Ramatta Y. Kogar, a nurse who works at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, said her achievement at LIPA is considered as an added value to her service, which she believes will be used to efficiently serve her institution.LIPA has both short and long term training programs that award successful candidates credentials that can be used not only in Liberia but in any part of the world. During the training, participants learned about organizational goals and objective analysis, writing project proposals and planning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New bursary aims to boost adult ed levels

first_imgAdults looking to upgrade their schooling to help prep them for college could see most of their program costs covered under a new bursary program at Northern Lights College.The NLC Foundation announced this week the award will cover 100 per cent of books and 75 per cent of program costs for those looking to upgrade.The funds are part of the new Career and College Preparation Bursary Fund. The college says it has seen slow enrollment pick up for its Career and College Preparation program, designed for those looking to finish their high school education, or upgrade to meet prerequisites for trades, vocational, or university studies.- Advertisement -Less than 200 students have enrolled since 2013.“These bursaries will be available to CCP students who have exhausted all other sources of funding for the September 2015 start,” Donna Kane, NLCF executive director, is quoted as saying in a release.“The students can be either full- or part-time, and would not be eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant [formerly known as ABESAP].”Advertisementlast_img read more

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister, cabinet officially announced and sworn in

first_img“On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, I want to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his newly appointed cabinet ministers.I am pleased to see British Columbia will be well represented at the cabinet table. I know ministers Jody Wilson-Raybauld, Harjit Sajjan and Carla Qualtrough will be strong, passionate advocates not just for our province, but for our shared priorities, like renewing the Softwood Lumber Agreement, LNG development, increasing support forinternational trade, investing in infrastructure and immigration, as well as fully including First Nations in our diverse economy.Working on these priorities will ensure British Columbia continues to create jobs and grow its substantial contribution to confederation.I am looking forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet as we continue to build a stronger, more-prosperous Canada and British Columbia.”Advertisement After the landslide victory for the Liberal party more than two weeks ago in the 42nd Federal Election, Justin Trudeau officially starts his first term as Prime Minister today.He was sworn in this morning at Rideau Hall.Altogether, the country saw the swearing in of 31 new cabinet ministers this morning:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also minister of intergovernmental affairs and youthMinister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale;Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay;Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion;Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum;Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett;President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison;Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Dominic LeBlanc;Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bains;Minister of Finance William Morneau;Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould;Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote;Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland;Minister of Health Jane Philpott;Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos;Minister of Transport Marc Garneau;Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau;Minister of Natural Resources James Carr;Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly;Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier;Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr, also associate minister of National Defence;Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna;Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan;Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk;Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi;Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef;Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough;Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo;Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan;Minister of Status of Women Patricia A. Hajdu;Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger.- Advertisement -Trudeau appointed 3 MPs from BC to join his cabinet:Jody Wilson-Raybould of Vancouver-Granville: Minister of JusticeHarjit Sajjan of Vancouver South: Minister of DefenceCarla Qualtrough of Delta: Minister of Sport and Persons with DisabilitiesLiberals won 17 out of 42 seats in BC – the majority of which are in Metro Vancouver.BC Premier Christy Clark issued a public statement following the new cabinet and government being sworn in, saying the following:Advertisementlast_img read more

37 foreign nationals face criminal charges

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City “The people targeted in these operations are career criminals who often prey on members of the immigrant community,” said Robert Schoch, special agent in charge for the ICE office of investigations in Los Angeles. “We want to send a clear message to foreign national gang members that ICE intends to deal strongly with those who ignore our immigration laws and place our neighborhoods at risk.” Operation Community Shield is an ongoing nationwide initiative in which ICE is partnering with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to address the public safety threat posed by transnational gangs. The strategy uses criminal prosecutions and administrative immigration arrests to disrupt gang activity and dismantle the organizations. The foreign nationals arrested as part of these latest ICE enforcement actions in Los Angeles are linked to more than a dozen different street gangs, including Canoga Park Alabama, San Fer, Vineland Boys, and Blythe Street. In addition to the San Fernando Valley, ICE agents made arrests today in Los Angeles and Palmdale. The majority of the gang members arrested by ICE in the two operations are from Mexico, but the group also includes foreign nationals from El Salvador and Guatemala. In the continuing crackdown on illegal criminal immigrants, 37 foreign nationals face federal criminal charges or deportation following the second of two major enforcement operations within as many weeks by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting aliens with ties to violent street gangs in the San Fernando Valley. The latest arrests came as more than 200 ICE agents fanned out across the Valley this morning and in several other communities searching for foreign national gang members. Today’s operation, which netted 28 arrests, is the second of two major enforcement actions carried out by ICE targeting aliens linked to 15 violent Valley-based street gangs. The first operation, which took place September 20, resulted in nine gang members and gang associates being taken into custody. Among those arrested by ICE agents today was Jorge Torres, 31, a reputed member of the Project Boys, whose criminal record includes prior convictions for drug charges as well as battery on a police officer. Torres, who has been previously deported five times, has been indicted by the United States Attorney’s Office for re-entry after deportation, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Most of the remaining targets were taken into custody on administrative immigration violations. They will be held in ICE custody and scheduled for a deportation hearing before an immigration judge. Since Operation Community Shield was launched in February 2005, ICE agents nationwide have arrested more than 5,000 gang members and associates. Locally, ICE agents in Los Angeles have made more than 500 arrests since the initiative’s inception. ICE will continue to use its broad immigration authorities, both criminal and administrative, against gang members, as well as its customs authorities to target gang-related narcotics smuggling and money laundering activities. Operation Community Shield also involves strong cooperation with existing federal, state, and local anti-gang efforts. ———————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Parks aplenty

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Following is a sampling of local parks. Others can be found at www.laparks.org. Griffith Park: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, at the junction of the Ventura and Golden State freeways. With more than 4,107 acres of natural terrain covered with California oak trees, wild sage and manzanita, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States. The park offers educational and cultural institutions, miles of hiking trails and a landmark merry-go-round. The park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Trails close at sunset. The park also is home to the interim Griffith Park Observatory Satellite (the classic observatory is under construction until the second half of 2006), which is open from 1 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends. Admission for the satellite is free. The Los Angeles Zoo in the park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Christmas Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children 2-12, free for children under 2. The park’s Museum of the American West brings the American West to life from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays). Travel Town, an outdoor museum of locomotives and rail cars at the park, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, and also is closed Christmas. (323) 913-4688. Hansen Dam Aquatic Center: 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Enjoy water recreation, including fishing, boating and swimming, at the 40-acre park site. The center is open year-round, including holidays, but subject to closure during severe weather. Hours are generally from sunrise to sunset. Swim-lake area season begins in April. Call (818) 899-3779 for hours. Laurel Canyon Dog Park: 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, features three acres of off-leash space for dogs, plus a fenced play area for children. (818) 766-8445. Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park, 17550 Victory Blvd., Encino, a five-acre site that also includes a half-acre for small dogs. (818) 756-8190. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area includes 30 parks managed by the National Park Service and the California State Parks agency. Some of the major parks are Franklin Canyon Ranch/Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Cold Creek Canyon/Valley Preserve and Stunt Ranch Reserve Area, Malibu Creek State Park, Zuma/Trancas canyons, Topanga State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The National Park Service visitor center and headquarters is at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 370-2301. Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area: 17017 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Ride on paved and dirt trails around the park and walk in the 225-acre wildlife area. See flora and fauna. Walks and group hikes can be arranged. The recreation area also features sporting fields, kayaking and fishing on Lake Balboa, an archery range, skate park and off-leash dog park. Hours are from 5:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m. Stoney Point Park: 10800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. The park is just south of the Ronald Reagan Freeway. This site is for people who want to rock-climb or hike. Susie Ryan, left, and Vaughn Ermoyan relax with their dogs on a Sunday afternoon at a picnic table at the Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar. Photo by Tom Mendoza / Staff Photographer last_img read more


first_imgBOMB ATTACK UPDATED: Friends of newly-elected county councillor John O’Donnell say he is in shock after a suspected pipe bomb was left outside his home on Downings overnight.Independent John O’Donnell after being elected to Donegal County Council in May.The well-known businessman was contacted by Gardai last night to say they had been told a device had been left at one of his premises.A search of the area uncovered a pipe bomb device on top of a recreational vehicle parked at Councillor O’Donnell’s home at the seaside village. Speculation that another device was left otside a relative’s home in Kilmacrennan has not yet been confirmed.Donegal Daily now understand the Army Bomb Disposal team who had rushed to the scene of the Downings incident have now left.It is not known if a device was made safe or if it has yet been removed.Donegal Daily tried to contact Councillor O’Donnell but he was not answering his phone. A friend of Councillor O’Donnell said he is in shock.John, a son of the late Cllr Eddie O’Donnell, ran a superb election campaign during his first outing on the political scene.The friend said they didn’t know if the device was live or if the attack was anything to do with his political work.“John is a fairly relaxed guy and is trying to cope as best he can.“But the reality is that it is the summer months and Downings is a very busy area. “This is an attack on democracy and whoever put this here obviously doesn’t care,” he said.COUNCILLOR JOHN O’DONNELL IN SHOCK AFTER DEVICE LEFT OUTSIDE HIS DOWNINGS HOME was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bomb Disposal TeamCllr John O’DonnelldonegalDowningslast_img read more

FUBA NBL: KU, JKL Lady Dolphins victorious

first_img Tags: Brenda NakitendeEvelyne NakiyinjaFlavia OketchoFUBA NBL 2019Hope GimonoJane AsindeJKL Lady DolphinsKU EaglesMayimuna NamuwayaMUK SparksOur SaviourPeace NakirijjaRuth Modingtop Our Saviour’s Donald Bakara (10) tries to get past two KU players on Wednesday night. (PHOTOS/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball League 2019YMCA Grounds, WandegeyaWednesday, 22-05-2019-Kampala University Eagles 60-50 Our Saviour-JKL Lady Dolphins 109-28 MUK SparksLUOGOGO – Kampala University (KU) Eagles registered their second victory of the 2019 FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) on Wednesday, May 22nd.The University side showed a great deal of resilience as they powered their way to a 60-55 triumph over Our Saviour at the YMCA Courts in Wandegeya.Captain Ahmed Kassa led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two assists and was one of two KU players to register a Double Double on the night. The other was Ralphael Kayondo who helped himself to 13 points and a game high 14 boards.It was not an easy ride for KU as they conceded the first basket on the night en route to trailing 10-14 after the first quarter.Things got worse in the second as KU conceded 16 points whilst scoring just 11 to go into the break disadvantaged at 21-30.It was in the third that the team got going, led by Kassa who contributed 14 points off the bench in that period. At the end of the, Our Saviour had managed a demoralizing three points while KU ran riot, posting 22 at the other end to lead 43-32 going into the final bend.Our Saviour tried to mount a comeback, winning the 4th 22-17 but it was just good to reduce the deficit to just 5 in the end as KU won the contest 60-55.“It is such a pity that we lost in such a fashion, said Our Saviour Guard Davis Assimwe after the game.“We went into the break holding a 9 point lead but we couldn’t get going in the third. They capitalized and were soon out of sight.“Our focus now shifts to the next game and we will try all we can to get the points.Assimwe top scored for Our Saviour on the night with 19 points. Donald Bakara was the other who managed double figures with 16.For KU, they had three players posting double figures in terms of points. Kassa (19), Kayondo (13) and Stephen Oryem (10).Both teams return to action on Sunday, May 26th, with KU taking on Falcons while Our Saviour locks horns with defending champions City Oilers.In the other day’s game, JKL Lady Dolphins continued their perfect start to the season, demolishing MUK Sparks 109-28.The Lady Dolphins who have now won all their first 8 games cruised to victory, winning all quarters (31-06), (29-07), (21-04) and 29-9 respectively.Substitue Jane Asinde led the way in terms of scoring with 19 points. She had 7 of her teammates join her in double figures with Peace Nakirijja, Flavia Oketcho, Hope Gimono, Brenda Nakitende, Mayimuna Namuwaya and Evelyne Nakiyinja all surpursing the 10 point mark.JKL’s Evelyn Nakiyingi (11) managed 11 points against MUK Sparks on Wednesday.For MUK, Ruth Moding top scored for them with only 9 points on the night.The result means JKL are still top of the standings with a 100% record having won all their 8 games so far while MUK are rock bottom with 8 loses in as many games.In their next fixtures, MUK takes on UCU Lady Canons on June 3rd, four days before JKL are away to KCCA Leopards.Comments last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 13, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mother Nature becomes a little bi-polar in our latest forecast. We have cold air that wants to stay in control through the end of this week, but it has to endure some moderating pushes coming from the south and west. Then, next week, we look to get warm enough that approaching systems have more rain potential than snow. Overall, we are lowering our expectations of a white Christmas down to about a 20% chance – but we still can be bailed for a white Christmas by a Christmas day storm.  Here is how we see it at this time.A warm front tries to lift into west central and southwest Ohio today, but cannot get much farther north and east than that. The low pressure center that spawned this warm front will work into west and NW Ohio later this afternoon, and crosses the rest of the state overnight. We should see some snows associated with that low passage. These snows do not look as impressive as they did 24 and 48 hours ago and they do not extend as far south. But right now we do not think we are going to waver from our thoughts of 1”-4” of snow. There is potential for much higher totals over and north of Lake Erie…but they do not look to drift south at this time. Those snow totals are clearly north of I-70, and honestly, a good bit of those snow totals will be seen north of US 30. Areas between US 30 and I-70 may end up closer to a coating to an inch. We will see. Coverage north of 70 will be around 80% for at least some snow, and only 10% coverage of even snow flurries south of I-70 tonight into early tomorrow. By noon tomorrow, all action will be off to the east.High pressure behind the system keeps us dry and sunny through the balance of Thursday into early Friday. Northwest winds pick up Friday midday and that may bring some lake effect snows back to northern Ohio later Friday afternoon and Friday evening. WE can see a coating to 2 inches in northern Ohio, particularly NE Ohio, but nothing farther south.We should see a bit of a break for Saturday, and temperatures will start to moderate. Then, Sunday looks to turn wet. Strong south flow ahead of our next weather system takes temperatures up to the point where rain breaks out late Sunday morning over southern Southwest Ohio and moves north-northeast from there. Rain totals can be from .25”-.5”, and just south of the river we can see some .75” rains that we have to watch to make sure they don’t try and surge up into southern Ohio.  Farther north, temps don’t climb quite as much. We see a large chunk of the area from US 30 northward topping out only near 35 degrees Sunday.  That is warm enough for rain, but also cold enough for sloppy wet snow. So, liquid equivalent precipitation can be up to .5”, but we can see a mix of rain and wet snow in the north. 90% of the state sees some kind of action on Sunday.Next Monday we go drier behind that system, and we stay dry through Thursday morning over most of the state. The exception will be northeast Ohio, especially Tuesday. This will be another push of lake enhanced action. IT may not be all snow, but there will be some minor action around Tuesday afternoon and evening in NE OH, with liquid equivalent precipitation of .25” or less. Temperatures moderate through the period, and will be normal to even slightly above normal by midweek next week. Our final front of the 10 day period arrives late next Thursday overnight into Friday the 22nd. This front again brings mostly rain, as the cold air waits to arrive until after the moisture is gone. We look for .25”-.75” of rain over 70% of the state. That system will be the one that puts the nail in the coffin for a white Christmas, unless cold air can come faster.Dryer the 23rd into the 24th. Extended models are suggesting a potential late Christmas Eve system that goes through Christmas day. This system has good moisture potential…and if cold enough, may bail out those wanting a white Christmas. But, for now, it is far enough out that we are just going to watch it and see the track it wants to carve out.last_img read more