ABC News(MIAMI) — Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to strengthen over the next few days, likely becoming a Hurricane by late Sunday night or Early Monday, but is forecasted to make a sharp turn northeastward on Monday and avoid landfall with the United States.Humberto likely will become a Category 2 Hurricane by midweek and should do so in the open Atlantic Ocean. Humberto does seem to be traveling in the direction of Bermuda but it is unclear at this point what, if any, impact the storm will have on Bermuda later this week.Tropical Storm Humberto currently has winds of 60 mph this morning and is about 175 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, moving NNW at 7 mph.Computer models still indicate that Humberto should stay well offshore with only a couple of outer bands perhaps making it to parts of the Southeast coast. As Humberto travels north parallel to the Southeast coast line, a frontal system from the north and west should help steer it away from the US Mainland and move it into the open Atlantic Ocean.Due to the relatively large distance between Humberto and land, impacts from this strengthening storm should be kept to a minimum with only a couple of tropical showers reaching the U.S. coast line as well as rough surf and rip currents.West of Humberto is a cluster of thunderstorms that will drift westward over the next few days and it appears that some tropical rain showers will move to parts of the U.S. coast line in the western Gulf of Mexico beginning Monday and most likely lasting through Wednesday.In the central Atlantic, a cluster of thunderstorms is slowly drifting westward and conditions will become more favorable for development later this week as the system continues to move west. But, as of right now, this cluster of storms looks like it will drift north of the Lesser Antilles.Elsewhere, a couple of brush fires started on Saturday including the Horseshoe fire in Riverside County, CA and, as of 2:30 a.m. EST, the fire had grown to 200 acres and is 10% contained. Los Angeles ABC station KABC is reporting that evacuations were ordered for parts of region due to the fast moving brush fire and that a brush fire along I-15 in Escondido caused closures on the interstate.Fire weather watches and Red Flag Warnings have been issued for parts of California eastward to parts of Wyoming. The National weather Service in Reno, Nevada is calling this an Extreme Red Flag Warning and a particularly dangerous situation as wind gusts could reach as high as 60 mph.In the Los Angeles region, onshore winds will develop and could gust up to 40 mph. Some dry air should linger around the region initially and create a brief period of critical fire weather conditions on Sunday and Monday.In the Midwest, numerous strong storms are bringing heavy rainfall of up to 2 inches per hour in some areas meaning flash flood and flood watches have been posted in parts of the region.This storm system will quickly move off to the southeast and then lose much of its strength. In fact, by the end of the morning, only a couple remnant showers will move across parts of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. This is also part of the same storm system will help steer Humberto away from the U.S. east coast.Meanwhile behind this system, warm air will quickly move in with temperatures reaching as high 10 to 15 degrees above average in parts of the Midwest — most notably Kansas City where temperatures will be in the 90’s through the beginning of the week. Temperatures could come close to 90 degrees from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. on Monday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Vermont Business Magazine Wholesale power markets in New England operated competitively last year, bringing lower average power prices that reflected the drop in the price of natural gas in 2015, according to the 2015 Annual Markets Report(link is external) issued yesterday by the Internal Market Monitor (IMM) of ISO New England Inc. ISO is the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets. Natural gas in recent years has also increased its market share in generation. The average real-time price of wholesale electric energy in 2015 fell by more than a third, or more than $22 per megawatt-hour (MWh), to $41.00/MWh as a result of natural gas prices that were 41% lower than their 2014 average. Vermont prices were in the middle range at $41.58, with Maine lowest and the Boston area highest. The prices of both natural gas and wholesale power were the lowest since 2012. The price of natural gas is a key factor in the price of wholesale power because the fuel generates 49% of the electricity produced in New England. The cost of fuel is the largest input into the cost of electricity production.“Natural gas prices fell last year with increased domestic production, above-average storage levels nationally, and mild weather that moderated demand for natural gas for heating and power generation for most of the year. Because of the moderate demand, there was sufficient space in the region’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure to deliver low-priced natural gas to the region’s generators. The New England markets were competitive in 2015, as demonstrated by the close linkage between natural gas and wholesale power prices,” said Jeffrey McDonald, ISO New England’s vice president of market monitoring. McDonald noted that this year’s report includes several new features, including an enhanced methodology to account for energy market costs, new metrics to measure market competitiveness, and many new tables and charts.The capacity mix is characterized by an aging and declining fleet of oil- and coal-fired generators, many of which were constructed during the 1960s and 1970s. Also, with the retirement of the Vermont Yankee nuclear station, older generators are increasingly being displaced by new technologies. Most new investments have been in new natural gas generators rather than in new or upgrades in coal or oil generators. In parallel, there has also been new investment in renewable generation such as wind and solar.Key findings of the 2015 Annual Markets Report:· Wholesale electricity market value: The total value of the region’s wholesale electricity markets, including electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets, as well as the cost of transmission, fell about 25%, from about $12.4 billion in 2014 to about $9.3 billion in 2015.o In the 2015 Annual Markets Report, the cost of the region’s high-voltage transmission network is included in the total wholesale market value for the first time. Excluding the $2 billion transmission cost, the total value of New England’s wholesale markets in 2015 was $7.3 billion, down from $10.6 billion in 2014.· Wholesale electric energy prices: The average real-time price for wholesale electric energy fell by 35%, or more than $22/MWh, from $63.32/MWh in 2014 to $41/MWh in 2015. Electric energy comprised $5.9 billion of the total market value in 2015, down 35% from the 2014 energy market value of $9.1 billion.· Fuel costs: The average price of natural gas fell 41% last year, from $7.99 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) in 2014 to $4.73/MMBtu in 2015.o During January, February, and March of 2015, natural gas averaged $11.36/MMBtu, consistent with price spikes that occurred in previous winters when the total regional gas demand stressed the region’s natural gas infrastructure. However, the 2015 first-quarter price was 43% lower than the 2014 first-quarter average of $20.04/MMBtu.o Natural-gas-fired power plants set the real-time price for power 75% of the time in 2015, up from 70% in 2014.· Consumption: At 126,833 gigawatt-hours (GWh), total electricity usage in New England was 0.3% lower in 2015 than in 2014, when 127,175 GWh was consumed.· Reliability commitments: Resources can receive payments, in addition to energy market revenues, to cover their costs if they are needed to help ensure the reliability of New England’s bulk power system. These additional payments fell by 32% to about $119 million in 2015, consistent with lower natural gas prices.· Ancillary services: Ancillary services ensure the reliable operation of the regional power system. Additional resources are maintained in reserve at all times so the system can recover from the unexpected loss of a resource. Some resources can provide regulation, or the ability to alter their output on a minute-to-minute basis to balance supply and demand and maintain system frequency. The cost of ancillary services fell by 39% to about $144 million as a consequence of lower fuel costs.· Capacity: The cost of capacity in 2015 rose by 5% to $1.1 billion. The report notes that natural-gas-fired generation represents about 78% of the new capacity clearing in the past eight auctions.· Demand resources: Participation in the capacity market by demand-side resources, which include both energy-efficiency measures and active demand-response resources, increased 15%, or 274 MW, to total 2,095 MW in December 2015. Payments to demand resources providing capacity totaled $85.2 million in 2015, down 5.7% from the $90.3 million paid in 2014.The ISO relies on two independent market monitors, one internal(link is external) and one external(link is external). The market monitors annually review and report on market results and offer insights into the markets’ efficiency and competitiveness, as well as the markets’ design and needed operational enhancements.The average absolute difference between the Hub annual average price and average load zone prices was $0.45/MWh in the day-ahead energy market and $0.58/MWh in the real-time energy market – a difference of approximately 1.0-1.5%. The Maine load zone had the lowest average prices in the region, while the NEMA-Boston load zone had the highest. This occurred in both the day-ahead and real-time energy markets. Maine’s prices averaged $1.09/MWh and $1.77/MWh lower than the Hub’s prices during the year for the day-ahead and real-time energy markets, respectively. NEMA-Boston’s average prices were slightly higher than the Hub’s prices, by $0.66/MWh and $0.59/MWh, respectively.The IMM reports directly to ISO New England’s Board of Directors, giving the market monitoring unit the independence needed to objectively perform its functions. The IMM submits the annual report simultaneously to the ISO and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is charged with ensuring that markets within its jurisdiction are free of design flaws and inappropriate market behavior.Holyoke, MA—May 26, 2016—ISO
The group returns by about 2 p.m. to the nature center where they may partake in a hot chocolate social. Join PEEC Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike meets at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC Here is an opportunity to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting crowds in stores. PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature. The location for this hike is the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop. This moderate hike takes about four hours. The route follows the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail past the airport, across N.M. 502 near the Los Alamos Co+Op Market, up to Smith’s, past Ashley Pond, down Bathtub Row and back to the nature center. PEEC News: Hikers meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center and start hiking at 10 a.m. … bring water, a lunch (or money for food at the Co+Op), snacks, hat, sunscreen, good hiking shoes or boots, warm clothing and a waterproof shell. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email [email protected] or call (505).662.0460. The group stops around noon to enjoy lunch at the Co+Op Market. The total length of the hike is about 5.5 miles. The outing is limited to 15 participants and registration is required, so sign up today to save your spot! Admission is free for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members and $5 for non-members. Don’t forget that PEEC is also celebrating Small Business Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center! On Saturday, Nov. 30 all merchandise will be 10 percent off for all shoppers and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off in the gift shop this day only! The nature center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Los Alamos Mountaineers member Evan Rose will lead this outing. He retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012 and now spends much of his time hiking, camping and canyoneering. PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.
Join PEEC and Big Brothers, Big Sisters for a night of video games in the nature center’s planetarium 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. Courtesy/PEECPEEC News:Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Big Brothers, Big Sisters 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday for a night of video games in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.Test your skills and challenge your friends by playing games on the big planetarium screen.During Video Game Night, the nature center will have one gaming system set up on the big planetarium screen. Games also will be available to play on the smaller TVs around the sides of the room. Participants can play Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, other Mario games and more this evening.Best of all, this event is free to attend and is open to the public. Registration is not required.For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email [email protected] or call 505.662.0460.PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.
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LocalSportsJournal.comReeths-Puffer pitcher MaKayla Thompson recorded her 1,000th career strikeout in the opening game of the Rockets’ sweep of Fruitport in O-K Black Conference softball action on Thursday.R-P won the opener 8-3. Thompson pitched a complete game, scattering six hits and striking out 17. Rylee Rzepka had four hits for the Rockets while Paige Primmer had three and Trinity Westra had two. Tori Krukowski knocked in two runs.Reeths-Puffer completed the sweep with a 9-0 win in Game 2. Thompson again pitched a complete-game win, giving up seven hits and striking out six.Krukowski had three hits and three RBIs, Thompson had three hits and two RBIs, and Abigayle Michelson had three hits.The Rockets are 11-9 overall and 5-1 in conference play.Makala Thompson stands with the game ball and sign after capturing her 1,000th career strikeout for Reeths-Puffer.CSAA SILVERKENT CITY 5-9, HESPERIA 4-8 – Hesperia dropped the conference doubleheader in the most painful way.In the opener, the Panthers led 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh and final inning, but gave up three runs and lost. Carragan Frees had two doubles and three RBIs for Hesperia while Alyssa Miller hit an RBI triple.In Game 2, Hesperia led 8-3 after four innings and 8-7 after six, but gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to lose in similar fashion. Miller had two hits and two RBIs while Frees had two hits.Hesperia dropped to 7-10 overall and 6-7 in conference play.O-K BLUESPRING LAKE 8, COMSTOCK PARK 0 – Leah Vaughn pitched a complete-game shutout while striking out nine for Spring Lake.Alicia Mumby continued her hot hitting with a double and a two-run homer, Jenna Core had a triple and scored three runs, and Lindsey Smith added a two-run single.Spring Lake, ranked sixth in the state in Division 2, is 19-2 overall and 11-0 in the O-K Blue. The Lakers have won 89 consecutive conference games.WEDNESDAYWEST MICHIGAN CONFERENCEWHITEHALL 12-12, SHELBY 0-4 – Pitcher Carly Hubbard shut out Shelby with a complete-game in the opener, striking out 11 and walking none. Kate Martin had four hits for the Vikings.In Game 2, Shelby grabbed a quick 3-0 lead, but Whitehall rallied and easily completed the sweep. Displayed poorly Other (7802) Bestseller 0 Shop Now Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive Displayed poorly Ads by Amazon Report a problem This item is… Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive × Mail Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Fox Sports Go Not relevant Displayed poorly Bestseller $49.95 ENDS IN × ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Share DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Not relevant The League Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) (31628) DEAL OF THE DAY (34271) NBC Sports ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Not relevant Displayed poorly Twelve MIRITY Women Racerback Sports Bra… Report a problem This item is… Not relevant $37.99 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Ads by Amazon Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Report a problem This item is… $9.99 Other $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive Bestseller Bestseller $15.29$17.99 ENDS IN (117) Inappropriate / Offensive Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (657) Share × $14.99$18.00 (822) Inappropriate / Offensive (17612) (2) ENDS IN Not relevant ENDS IN × Bestseller × × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Other FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Other Not relevant 50PC Disposable Face MàSc/Mack Anti-Dust … × $0.00 Other Displayed poorly Shares DEAL OF THE DAY Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extr… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again.
iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) — The alleged getaway driver now facing possible murder charges in the fatal shooting of three teen burglary suspects outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Monday allegedly “instructed” the trio to rob the house, according to a probable cause affidavit.On Tuesday, police with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office identified the alleged driver as 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez. Authorities also released the names and ages of the slain teens: Maxwell Cook, 19; Jacob Redfearn, 17; and Jaycob Woodruff, 16.Authorities said that around 12:30 p.m. Monday, Zach Peters, the son of the homeowner, called 911 to report that people had broken into his home and that he’d shot them in the kitchen area with an AR-15 rifle. Peters was in the house with his father at the time, police said. Neither were hurt.In a 911 recording released on Wednesday, Peters tells the operator that the alleged burglars were shot in the upper body and that he can hear one of the alleged burglars still talking.“I’m barricaded in my bedroom,” he says. “I am still armed in the southeast corner of my house.”Police said when they arrived, they found three deceased male teenagers. Two were in the kitchen area of the house; one appeared to have run from the home after being shot but had died in the driveway. Chief Deputy Les Young said the teens had been shot multiple times.According to police, Rodriguez turned herself into authorities after the shooting, allegedly saying that she had information about the incident.According to the affidavit, Rodriguez told police that she’d dropped the teens off at the residence and was waiting for them to return. The affidavit said that she “willfully” took the teens to the house and only left when she heard gunshots.“It was learned through a witness at the scene that Rodriguez had previous knowledge of the house and the homeowner even [called] him by his first name,” the affidavit said. “Rodriguez planned the burglary and took the three suspects to the residence on two separate occasions on today’s date wanting to steal items.”Rodriguez was arrested on three counts of felony first-degree murder (for deaths that occur during the commission of a felony), three counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary. She has yet to be formally charged.Authorities said they had not determined if Peters would face charges. Oklahoma has a “stand your ground” law. State law presumes homeowners have a fear that justifies use of defensive force just by virtue of someone breaking into a home.Rodriguez is scheduled to appear in court on April 5.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Utah, BYU game day E-mail: [email protected] Related Utah’s home domination By all accounts, BYU should win tonight’s basketball game against Utah at the Huntsman Center.The Cougars are 15-6, while the Utes are 7-13. The Cougars are challenging for the Mountain West Conference title at 5-2, while the Utes are struggling to stay out of the cellar at 2-5. The Cougars have five seniors, including three senior starters. The Utes have just one senior on the entire team.But there’s also this: The Cougars haven’t won a game at the Huntsman Center in 13 years.You have to go back to early January 1994 when the Cougars won on Robbie Reid’s long 3-pointer with 16 seconds left. Utah’s Mark Rydalch had a chance to win it at the other end, but was called for an offensive foul while making a shot on a drive with three seconds left and BYU went home with a 64-62 victory.Although the Utes were favored to win most of the past dozen games against their top rival, there have been years when the Cougars have played the Utes close until the final minute.Outside of a four-year span (1997-2000) when Utah was at its peak and BYU was down and the Utes won by an average of 22 points, most of the games have been competitive. In fact, aside from last year’s surprising 79-60 Ute blowout, every other game at the Huntsman Center, outside of the four-year stretch, has been decided by fewer than 10 points.So what’s the reason for the Ute streak, the longest for either team at their own arena, in the 97-year history of the rivalry?”One common thread is that they’ve had really good teams,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “We have played well enough to win up there at times, but haven’t put a full game together. That’s our challenge.”Utah coach Ray Giacoletti said he sees no reason for the streak other than the fact that “it’s hard to win on the road.”Giacoletti, who is 4-1 against the Cougars in two years (and confirmed he will wear his traditional red jacket for the game), said that because the players are different every year, there shouldn’t be any carryover.”It’s about this year’s team at Utah and it’s about this year’s team at BYU,” he said. “It doesn’t matter about the past — we have to focus on the things we can control. It’s a big game for (a few) reasons — it’s a conference game, it’s our rival and it’s at home.”Giacoletti said for the Utes to win they must “stop their transition offense with our defense.” He said the Utes need to be aware of Trent Plaisted and Keena Young inside andthe Cougars’ 3-point shooters, Jimmy Balderson, Lee Cummard and Austin Ainge outside. He also feels the matchup between Young and Shaun Green might be as important as the ballyhooed Luke Nevill-Plaisted matchup.While the Utes are plenty wary of the Cougars because of their fine play of late, including a decisive road win at New Mexico and a home win against nationally ranked Air Force, the Cougars aren’t looking past the Utes.”Utah has a lot of different options to go to,” said Rose. “Johnnie Bryant has shown he is one of the premier shooting guards in our league. Green obviously is one of the best shooters in the country and to get a big man in the post (Nevill), complemented by other players, you are capable of having a big game.”Rose calls rebounding the most important aspect of the game and Giacoletti doesn’t disagree.”They’ve done a great job of not giving people second opportunities,” said Giacoletti.As of Tuesday afternoon, Ute officials said 3,500 seats were still available, including $20 seats in the lower bowl and upper bowl seats for $7 and $5. On Saturday, the Utes play at TCU, while the Cougars face 25th-ranked UNLV at home.
Advertisement 1jo8tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1axWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5a22( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w981Would you ever consider trying this?😱5kzhu7Can your students do this? 🌚h6rRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 14th edition of Hockey World Cup is back in India and is all set to take place in Bhubaneshwar, Odhisa. The hockey world cup will start from today and will last till 16th December and will take place at the Kalinga Stadium. A total of 16 countries are participating in this event.Advertisement On Day 10, The Indian side put on a dominating performance to beat the Canadian side 5-1 and secured the quarter final berth.Advertisement Lalit Upadhayay scored twice for Indians in the 47th and 57th minute, while Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner for India in the 12th minute, whereas Rohidas scored in the 51st minute.In the quarter-Finals, India will play the winner of the crossover match between Belgium and third place pool D team yet to be confirmed.Advertisement Twitter couldn’t stop talking about the dominating show the Indian side put.From being levelled at 1-1 till Quarter 3 to 5-1 at the end of quarter 4 , this has to be one of the most emphatic comebacks from the Indian hockey team. What a performance & what a victory ✌️#INDvCAN pic.twitter.com/NyadYCnTkZ— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) December 8, 2018At 1-1 Canada was celebrating as if they have won the World Cup. And within 2 minutes India f**ked Belgium. #INDvCAN— Abhishek Sharma 🇮🇳 (@SirAbhisharma) December 8, 2018Also Read-Hockey World Cup 2018: Team India trashes South Africa 5-0 Advertisement