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Liverpool in Europa League final this evening

first_imgThe Merseysiders have traveled to Switzerland to face Sevilla in the Europa League Final with the winners also securing a place in next season’s Champions League group stages.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp lost several finals while in charge of Borussia Dortmund – including the 2013 Champions League decider against Bayern Munich – but he says that those failures have driven him on to succeed.Kick-off tonight is at 19:45.last_img


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FH Council Commends Quick-Thinking Crossing Guard

first_imgFAIR HAVEN — “We don’t get the respect we should as crossing guards, that’s for sure,” said John Furiato, who spends part of every school day at the Hance and River roads intersection, making sure the young students make their way safely to Knollwood School, on Hance.After making that statement on Tuesday, Furiato thinks for a moment and then adds, “Well, except for the kids and their parents.”But Furiato received some special recognition at a regular meeting of the borough governing body last Monday, when the mayor and council honored Furiato for quick thinking on the job – quick thinking that very likely spared a child from being struck by a vehicle.“He’s a good guy,” Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge said about Furiato.  “He did the right thing.”Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli presented Furiato with a proclamation, acknowledging that Furiato “made a split second decision to quickly step in front of the juvenile,” blocking the child from walking across River Road as a driver was attempting to make an illegal right turn to travel east on River, very possibly putting the child in harm’s way.As he does every school day, Furiato said, on Jan 24, he was helping the usual number of 60-80 kids make their way across the street to Knollwood school. The kids had proceeded, but one little guy, about 10, had arrived late, Furiato remembered, apologizing to the guard because he couldn’t find his bicycle helmet.Furiato was walking the boy across the street, when Furiato noticed a car, traveling north on Hance Road that was inching out into the intersection against the traffic light, looking to make a right onto River Road. As the driver continued to make the illegal turn, Furiato pulled the boy back and ste3pped in front of him, standing between the boy and the car. The car completed the turn and drove away.Another driver sitting at the light called police to report the incident, and the first driver was stopped by police and charged appropriately.“It just happened too damn quick,” Furiato said of the whole incident.The important thing, he stressed was that the child wasn’t hurt.Furiato, 75, is a lifelong Colts Neck resident, who has owned and operated small businesses for much of his life. He has been working as a crossing guard in Fair Haven since 2007. “It’s a big responsibility,” he said.“When these kids leave their yards, they’re my kids,” he said. “They’re my responsibility.”River Road is heavily traveled, putting pedestrians at risk of being hit by distracted and downright rude drivers, he said. “There are close calls every day,” he said, acknowledging some drivers “flip me the bird,” and yell obnoxious things.“I could get hurt if I’m not smart enough to get out of their way,” he said.But seeing the kids every day makes it worthwhile, he continued.And parents often express their gratitude, with small gifts at Christmas and the end of the school year.“They appreciate what I do,” he said. By John Burton Colts Neck resident and Fair Haven school crossing guard John Furiato was honored by the Fair Haven Borough Council last Monday for his actions in protecting a young Knollwood School student from being in the path of a vehicle making an illegal turn. Furiato helps some 60 to 80 kids cross safely to school at the corner of River and Hance Roads.last_img read more


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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities, throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Trail team will meet to repair trails, 9 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Classics Book Group will discuss “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Reptile Club will meet, 1-2 p.m. for ages 7-12 and 2-3 p.m. for ages 13-17 at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Advisory Council of the SCV Senior Center will meet, 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call Pat Gold at (661) 251-2456. Candidate Academy part 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20 for both nights. Call (661) 702-6977. Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “The Rule of Four” by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Teen event will teach writing and drawing comic books, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Parents Without Partners will meet for tacos, 6-8 p.m. at Del Taco, 23650 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 253-1301. Teen Writing Workshop, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business Marketing Basics workshop, 9-11 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9049 to reserve a spot. Advances in Radiation Therapy will be discussed, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 253-8017. Adult workshop will discuss How to Break into the Entertainment Industry, 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Candidate Academy Part 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the SCV Chamber of Commerce, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20 for both nights. Call (661) 702-6977. Parents Without Partners will hold an orientation, 7-7:30 p.m., and a discussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at 25352 Via Palacio, Valencia. Call (661) 253-1301. Canyon Country Advisory Committee will meet, 7-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-8852. Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) workshop, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class will be presented, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Santa Clarita Embroiderers’ Guild general meeting, 6:30-9 p.m. at Parklane Mobile Estates West Recreation Room, 20401 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Diane Stone at (661) 252-3468. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 9 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Old Town Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at 29222 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4347. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Landscape Education Program will teach Fall Plant Selection: Annuals and Perennials, 9 a.m.-noon at the Castaic Lake Water Agency, located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-1600, Ext. 230, to register. Celebrate Diversity story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Newhall branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Dinner cost: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. TODAY Members only used book sale to benefit the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley, 5-8 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Biscuit the Dog story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Used Book Sale to benefit the Friends of the Libraries of the Santa Clarita Valley, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. last_img read more


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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 2, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered showers are back in over the state today, after most of the region picked up a few hours of rain free weather yesterday into last night. The action today features better chances this afternoon and evening than this morning, but the overall feel of the day will be wet. We look for a few hundredths to .4″with coverage at around 60%. Rain and thunderstorm action picks up for tomorrow, with rains of .25”-1” and 90% coverage. Then on Saturday we see another round of precipitation, mostly from I-70 southward. We can see thunderstorms near the Ohio River. Rain totals end up from .1”-4” in most areas, but down near the river we can see those thunderstorms trigger rains of half to 1.5″, and even some strong to severe weather. Coverage will end up being around 80% of the area from I-70 southward, but we have nothing really up north. Sunday starts with some lingering leftover showers in eastern parts of the state, in the morning, but that action gives way to some afternoon sunshine. Monday brings mostly sunny skies.Sun will be followed by increasing clouds on Tuesday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms showing up later in the afternoon and evening. We like rain totals from .25″-.75″ from I-70 northward and 60% coverage. Moisture fills in some more for next Wednesday, bringing another .1″-.6″ and 60% coverage. Then Thursday rain and thunderstorms will be moving through . That action stays mostly north of US 20 in the morning, but from midday through Thursday night into Friday morning, it moves through the rest of the state. Combined we see half to 2 inch rain totals there with coverage at 100% of the state. These days combined will bring another significant batch of rain to all of Ohio. The maps at right shows moisture from this morning through next Friday morning…8 day rain totals. Clearing works in for next Friday afternoon, and for now we can say we don’t expect any new precipitation through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th. That takes us into the extended 11-16 day forecast window. Unfortunately, the dry period ends there, and at max evaporation, that means we lose .75” of moisture for the period, after picking up half to 2 inches immediately before…so, no net drying there.Showers return for Monday the 13th, coming in from the SW and spreading northeast across the state. Rain totals can be from .25”-.9” with 100% coverage. Then after a drier window from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, showers develop again for Thursday and Friday, the 16th and 17th. In that batch, we have moisture totals at .25”-1.5”, with the upper third of the range limited mostly to thunderstorm development. Still, it means we really do not see any good, sustainable drying over the state. Field work expectations still have to be pretty low through mid-month.last_img read more



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Toronto stock index dips loonie down as Wall Street nudges to record

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index dipped into the red Monday as minor U.S. stock movements saw Wall Street hit a new record high.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.47 points to 15,802.7.The commodity-heavy TSX had been up earlier in the trading day, with some of the lift coming from rising oil prices, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth.The November crude contract climbed 42 cents to US$51.87 per barrel amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iraqi federal forces moved into the disputed city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields, prompting a withdrawal by Kurdish forces.“Oil was up quite a bit because of what’s been happening in Iraq — Iraq being the no. 2 producer of oil in OPEC,” Small said.South of the border, New York stock indices extended their record-setting run into a sixth straight week.The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 85.24 points to 22,956.96. The S&P 500 index inched up 4.47 points to 2,557.64 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.21 points to 6,624.01.While Monday was a relatively light day for earnings, the pace is slated to pick up on Tuesday and into next week, when the bulk of S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report quarterly results.“Obviously earnings are very key until we get the next political catalyst such as tax reform,” said Small.“Is the market expensive? I think that’s the question everybody is looking at,” he said. “I don’t think it’s extremely expensive. I don’t think it’s cheap but I think it’s fairly valued.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.81 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract gave back $1.60 to US$1,303.00 an ounce.The November natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU and the December copper contract was up 11 cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Fort Nelson Muncho Lake and Watson Lake

first_imgFort NelsonConditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain.Hail and strong wind gusts are also possible. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake and Watson Lake.The watch says the area could see severe thunderstorms develop Thursday. See the full warning below.10:59 AM PDT Thursday 18 July 2019Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:last_img read more