ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major weather pattern change is expected in the United States as stormy weather moves from west to east with heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and Arctic cold.A new storm will move into the West Thursday and Friday and will bring much-needed rain to California, where dry winds helped spread another brush fire Wednesday.On Wednesday, winds gusted up to 85 mph in Southern California, helping fuel the fire in Carlsbad, near San Diego. Some evacuations even had to be issued. Firefighters quickly responded, however, and were able to control the blaze.Southern California will see rain and cooler temperatures on Friday as the storm system moves in. There is even a chance of snow in the mountains outside Los Angeles and San Diego. Part of the same storm will move into the Central U.S. over the weekend, bringing heavy snow from the Plains into the Great Lakes. Des Moines, Twin Cities, Green Bay and the west of Chicago will see the heaviest snow.In the South, severe thunderstorms could erupt along the cold front from Texas to Oklahoma, including Dallas-Fort Worth.More than half a foot of snow may fall from the Rockies into the Midwest over the weekend.Ahead of the storm, a blast of Arctic air is expected to spill into the Midwest and the Northeast Friday and into the weekend.Temperatures will dip below zero for parts of the Midwest. In the Northeast, wind chills could dip below zero for northern New York state and into New England.The cold blast will make it all the way to the coast, including the I-95 corridor, with wind chills forecast to be in the teens from Washington, D.C., to Boston Saturday morning.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Green Mountain College shook off the threat of rain and awarded diplomas to 24 graduate students and 124 undergraduates during its 176th commencement ceremony Saturday morning. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a national and international leader in environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and social justice, addressed the graduates and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from GMC.”This stage is so crowded ‘my mother and my father are here in spirit, and my grandparents are here,’she said.She recounted other teachers, mentors and influential people including one of her Howard College friends who died in a traffic accident.‘He might have been the brightest person I ever met in my life,’she said. ‘So many of us were devastated when he passed. I felt part of my responsibility was to live for, and to live up to, his potential in the world ‘not as a burden but as a promise and a commitment to his spirit and to his life.’Dillon-Ridgley is the chair and a trustee for CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law) and has served as the U.N. Headquarters representative for the Center for International Environmental Law since 2005. She was appointed by the White House to the U.S. delegation for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session in New York in June 1997 (known as UNGASS-’97), and World Summit for Sustainable Development in 2002 in South Africa, making her the only person to serve on all three U.S. delegations.In the private sector, Dillon-Ridgley has served as a director at Interface, Inc., a global manufacturer of environmentally-responsible modular carpet and an industry leader in sustainable design since 1997. She also served as a director at Green Mountain Energy, a leading retailer of renewably produced electricity.Ernest Klepeis of New Paltz, N.Y., a graduate of the college’s progressive program in visual/performing arts and philosophy, and Meiko Lunetta of Francestown, N.H, a double major in sustainable agriculture and environmental studies, gave the student speaker address together. In a spirited repartee, the duo traded.recollections of the class’activities in sustainability over the past four years, including promotion of the ‘real food’movement through the installation of a local food freezer, helping with the opening of a community food co-operative in Poultney, and construction of a new solar garage that will serve as a powering station for an electric vehicle.‘Wherever you travel to, know that you impact the people you meet. For years we have looked up to those who motivate and inspire us. Know now that as you complete 16 or so years of schooling, you are one of those role models who we watched crossing this stage in years before us,’Lunetta said. ‘So stand out ‘be someone who does yoga in airport.’”Or be the person who plays the devil’s advocate,’responded Klepeis. ‘Aspire to become the person that others will draw inspiration from,’he said.
Related According to the BBC, despite the ever present credit crunch and current squeeze on household finances, British shoppers were busier than anticipated in August and exercised their wallets to buy sports and fitness goods.Citing data from Experian’s national retail footfall index, the success of the British Olympic team helped boost British retail activity and reversed three consecutive months of falling shopper numbers.Experian’s footfall index saw a 3.9% rise in August when compared with July. This also helped to support the year on year trend. Meanwhile, online retail activity was up 3.5% year on year. Here the Olympics effect was most pronounced. Web traffic to sports and fitness retailers peaked during the opening weekend of Olympics competition. By the end of the Olympics, traffic was still up 36% year on year.”It is likely that shopping visits to out of town locations were helped by the resurgent interest in sports and fitness products and services, since many sports retailers are located in out-of-town destinations,” says Robin Goad, Director of Research at Experian’s web tracking service Hitwise. Experian’s Hitwise data suggested that bicycle retailers received a notable boost, following the success of the GB cycling team.The BBC report noted that data from the Nationwide Building Society had suggested that consumer confidence held steady in August, but was propped up by lower oil prices and the Olympics. “Lower petrol prices and more competitive new mortgage rates will be good news for the public. Team GB’s Olympic performance in Beijing may even have helped lift the nation’s spirits slightly,” said Fionnuala Earley, Nationwide’s Chief Economist.However, while the wider impact of the credit crunch is unlikely to have peaked, there are warnings that retail sales as a whole are likely to be hit by the general economic climate over the next 12 months.www.bbc.co.uk
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Mundo Deportivo report AFC Bournemouth are in the advanced stages of signing Barcelona Juvenil A midfielder Ramón Rodríguez Jiménez, commonly know as Monchu, this summer. The 18-year-old moved to the Catalan club’s youth setup from Mallorca in 2012. He has impressed for the Juvenil A side and his form for them saw the teenager get promoted to Barcelona B team in December 2017.According to the Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Cherries have been closely following Monchu for several weeks. Bournemouth have held “several meetings” with the player’s camp and are close to reaching an agreement.Monchu and his family are aware of the offer made by Bournemouth. Before accepting their offer and flying to England, the player’s camp would like to know Barcelona’s last counter offer for the midfielder.Embed from Getty ImagesThe La Liga winners have already placed a proposal on the table for Monchu.However, the deal is nowhere close to what is being offered by the Premier League outfit. Failure from Barcelona to give him an improved deal could see Bournemouth recruit Monchu this summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了，速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課，手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高！96%的禿頭都獲得改善！←這會不會長太多？熱門話題Undo