JAMESTOWN – High Pressure will continue to dominate the regional weather through much of the upcoming week, with a slow gradual increase in temperatures. Today will be a repeat of yesterday, all-be-it a tad bit warmer. Sun filled skies with highs in the low-60’s.Clear skies continue tonight with lows dropping into the low to mid-30’s. Frost and freeze advisories will more than likely be issued again.Dry and sunny conditions look to hold steady through at least Wednesday. Highs in the mid-60’s for Monday and Tuesday, eventually reaching the low-70’s by Wednesday. Looking to the end of next week, there is a slight chance of a shower for Thursday, otherwise the sunny weather looks to continue with highs rebounding into the mid-70’sWNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
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0Shares0000Messi celebrates grabbing the equaliser along with Andres IniestaLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Lionel Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea to give Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.Willian’s fine strike just after the hour mark had put Chelsea in command after earlier hitting both posts in the first half. However, one moment of carelessness cost Chelsea dear as Andres Iniesta intercepted Andreas Christensen’s pass to tee up Messi to swing the balance of the tie in Barca’s favour 15 minutes from time.The English champions must now score when they travel to the Camp Nou on March 14 to have any chance of making the last eight.Barcelona star Lionel Messi celebrates with his long-time team-mate Andres Iniesta after they combined to score the goal. PHOTO/ DAILY MAILChelsea manager Antonio Conte sprang a surprise before kick-off by leaving out both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata with Eden Hazard instead operating in the middle of a front three featuring Willian and former Barca winger Pedro Rodriguez.And it was Hazard who sent the first warning that Barca were in for an uncomfortable evening when he fired just over from 20 yards five minutes in.Antonio Rudiger also headed just wide in a positive opening from the hosts, but it was Barca who had the first clear chance on 16 minutes.Chelsea constantly tried to surround Messi with three or four blue shirts to limit the Argentine’s threat, but he dug out a cross to the far post where an unmarked Paulinho headed wide.Barca then went on to dominate possession for a large spell of the first half with their control of the ball reaching 80 percent at one stage.However, the visitors lacked penetration before the break and were lucky to go in level at half-time.Chelsea’s No 22 is joined by his Chelsea team-mates bu the corner flag after scoring the opening goal of the two-legged tie. Photo/DAILY MAILWillian showed his ability to score from outside the box off either foot with a double against Hull City to take Chelsea into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Friday.He was inches away from another long-range stunner when he curled onto the post from 25 yards with Marc-Andre ter Stegen beaten in the Barca goal.Barca had kept six clean sheets in their previous seven Champions League games, but once again had good luck rather than good defending to thank four minutes before the break when Willian hooked another effort from outside the box off the woodwork.Ter Stegen dives to his right in an attempt to save a shot from Willian, but is spared when it bounces off his goalpost. Photo/DAILY MAILHazard then volleyed just over as Chelsea ended the half on a high.Barca appeared to have restored order early second period, but failed to learn their lesson of Willian’s danger from the edge of the box.A short corner was worked into the Brazilian’s path and he arrowed a low shot past the rooted Ter Stegen.However, Barca remain unbeaten in 31 La Liga and Champions League games under Ernesto Valverde thanks to a late rally.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte (right) gesticulates wildly on the touchline after seeing Willian hit the post for a second time. Photo/DAILY MAILLuis Suarez had claims for a penalty waved away when he went down under pressure from Rudiger.But Barca’s protests had barely been silenced before they were level.Christensen’s dangerous ball across his own box was a gift for an old scourge of Chelsea in Iniesta.At the end where he broke Chelsea hearts with a stoppage-time equaliser in a highly controversial semi-final in 2009, Iniesta this time squared for Messi to apply the finishing touch low past Thibaut Courtois for his 28th goal of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
These races figure to be heated and compelling, considering the league will be one of the best in Southern California. But something unique has happened to these four competitors, these adversaries battling for league supremacy. They actually like each other. “When we run, we all want to do our best, but at the same time, we root for each other,” Fairley said. “It would be great if all four of us could go to state and have the Bay League represent.” Curtis took it a step further. “I hope we can go 1-2-3-4 at state – that would be very cool,” Curtis said. It’s quite a quartet. Murphy is the two-time reigning Daily Breeze Cross Country Runner of the Year, though she is trying to come back from a shin injury that cut her track and field season short last year. Tabatabai, a star in her second season of running, helps form a lethal one-two punch with Murphy that has shot Mira Costa to the No. 1 ranking in CIF Southern Section Division II and No. 2 in the state Division II, according to dyestatcal.com. Fairley looks to regain the touch of her sophomore year, when she took sixth in the CIF Division I cross country state finals and sixth in the state 1,600 meters in track and field, and hopes to show she is completely healthy after an injury-plagued junior season. Curtis, after bursting onto the scene as a freshman last year, hopes to power resurgent Redondo as it challenges for the Bay League title and readies itself for a possible state finals run. “We’re all nice. We’re like the Care Bears,” said Murphy, who occasionally worked out with Curtis in the summer. “It’s fun because we’re racing our friends, but we also want to beat each other, and that’s the not-so-cool part. “At the same time, we just don’t want to see the other girls stumble. We’re all from the South Bay. Different schools maybe, but we all represent the area. We’re the best league and the most friendly.” No team has more firepower in the South Bay than Mira Costa, which won the Bay League title last year but hopes to take it a step further by advancing to state as a team for the first time. The expectations are there with Mira Costa’s preseason rank. “That was random, but exciting too,” Tabatabai said. “Our team is getting confidence. I want to do well for myself, but I want to help the team out more, especially since we’re definitely aiming for state.” In addition to Murphy and Tabatabai, the Mustangs also have sophomore Aleyna LaCroix, who took 19th at CIF Division II finals last season despite a late start due to Junior Lifeguards over the summer. LaCroix is poised for a big year. Senior Kelly Shambaugh also returns and appears healthy. Senior Carly Yarbrough, another returner, and junior Juliette Personius should be key contributors. “I think we’ve got a good team, but we’ve had good teams in the past and have fallen apart at the end,” Murphy said. “If one of the girls falls apart, we have other girls this year who can pick them up, but I don’t think we’re going to fall apart at all.” Mira Costa coach Renee Williams-Smith said Murphy likely will miss the first two meets of the season while still recovering from a shin injury suffered in track, but expects her to be back at the top of her game. “Even if Kevyn’s hurt, she’s still pretty darn good, and she’s close to healthy now,” Williams-Smith said. “This is going to be a special year.” Fairley missed the majority of the cross country season last year with a stress fracture in her back, but came back at the end and took fifth at the Bay League finals, qualifying for CIF. In track and field, despite an array of nagging injuries, Fairley won the Track is Back! 1,600, but finished fourth at league finals and missed CIF. Fairley seemed determined to regain her winning form, enduring strenuous pool workouts as she rehabbed from her injuries. “I’m not getting in a pool any time soon,” said Fairley, rolling her eyes. “I guess I’m more careful and cautious on the downhills and I’m watching my mileage closer. I don’t want to have to go through that again.” Fairley said her main objective is to rebuild her confidence so she can be at the top of her game. “For me, it was more mental,” Fairley said. “It was believing I could come back. There were so many setbacks last year, and it’s been about getting good workouts in to get back at that same level. I needed a fresh start.” Fairley hopes to lead the Peninsula program back to prominence. Sophomore Ella Yuen has big-time potential, and the Panthers have a solid core with seniors Kristin Kawashima, Elyse Willard, Kaeli Yuen and Renae Shibata and junior Julia Light. “We have a lot of seniors, and it will be a lot of fun because I’ve been running with them throughout my high school career,” Fairley said. Curtis clearly is the cornerstone of Redondo’s rebuilding plan, and the Sea Hawks continue to make strides under Coach Bob Leetch. Senior team captain Rachel Baker will be looked upon to provide veteran leadership. Senior Kara Sopp, sophomore Michelle Pittman and junior Chenoa Ladabouche are viable threats. Freshman Olivia Loveland might be the darkhorse of the South Bay this season. “We’ve been training extremely hard over the summer and have really ripped it up,” Curtis said. “We’re grouping very well as a team, and we all talk about how bad we want it.” Also in the Bay League … West Torrance: The Warriors will be solid up front with senior Elena Inouye and junior Allison Haugen, but Coach Kristin Green hopes to tighten the overall pack. Palos Verdes: Senior Melanie Solandt, last season’s 800-meter Bay League champion in track and field, will look to step up for top-10 league finisher Natalie Wingerning. Junior Erin Simmons and freshman Erica Capellino should be big factors for the Sea Kings. In the Marine League … San Pedro: The Pirates have won 10 straight Marine League titles and six of the last eight L.A. City Section titles. Though Courtney Stephens (El Camino College) graduated, Coach Bruce Thomson still has plenty of depth to run away with the league title and make a run at a City-record seventh City title. Junior Maggie Tortoledo is the top returner after running 19:40 last season. Senior Maddy Post, senior Akiko Thomas, junior Laura Traeger and sophomore Brooke Asa figure to be major contributors. Junior Aleene Webber is the younger sister of former San Pedro standout Cora Webber. Narbonne: The Gauchos will be solid with senior Charmaine Camu, the Gauchos’ top distance runner in track, and senior Angelica Placentia. In the Pioneer League … Torrance: Two-time reigning league champion Jessica Schell returns, giving the defending league champion Tartars a legitimate front-runner. Sophomore Shelby Sato, a transfer from North Torrance who was the Saxons’ No. 2 runner last season, bolsters the pack. Coach Israel Pose said junior Natasha Huey turned in a stellar summer. Freshmen Kelly Fruth and Amy Carr figure to make an immediate impact, and sophomores Jessica Ito and Rochelle Gonzalez have improved too. South Torrance: Junior Kelly Keenan was the league runner-up to Schell last season while sophomore Melissa Wenzel placed third. Natalie Bullock earned a seventh-place finish. North Torrance: Junior Danielle Quan will be the front-runner for the Saxons. Coach Mary Schena has three other returners – junior Stephanie Sakaguchi, sophomore Alyssa Nguyen and junior Lauren Hada. In the Prep League … Chadwick: The Dolphins were surprise CIF Division V winners last season, earning their fifth title in the last nine years. Junior Kelly Owen, an all-state runner the last two seasons, might blossom into one of the best runners in Chadwick history. She should challenge for the Southern Section and state titles, though she will have to surpass Woodcrest Christian’s Amber Collier at Southern Section finals and Mission Prep star Jordan Hasay at state finals. Coach George Ramos said freshman Abbey Bush might already be the Dolphins’ No. 2 runner on a deep team. Junior Elise Yoshida had a strong summer, and sophomore Sara Figel lowered her times in every race last year as a freshman. Three-year varsity runner Breck Winokur, a senior, hopes to show she is fully recovered from shin splints. email@example.com ——— GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER The starting line at the Bay League girls cross country meets will be abuzz, much like at a postseason race. The league boasts four star runners in Mira Costa juniors Kevyn Murphy and Shadeh Tabatabai, Peninsula senior Megan Fairley and Redondo sophomore Chloe Curtis.
AddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat awaits Cruz in New Hampshire? Texas political expert weighs inHOUSTON — (Feb. 3, 2016) – With U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, coming off a win in the Iowa caucuses, what does the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary have in store for his quest for the White House? Texas political expert Mark Jones, a professor of political science at Rice University and fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to comment on how Cruz and the other candidates in the crowded Republican field might fare in New Hampshire and the overall 2016 presidential race.Mark Jones photo courtesy Rice University“Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both left Iowa with the wind at their backs as they traveled to New Hampshire to barnstorm in preparation for the Feb. 9 primary,” Jones said. “Neither expects to eclipse Donald Trump, whose lead in the New Hampshire polls looks at the present time to be unassailable.”Jones said the real battle Feb. 9 will be for second and third place, with both Cruz and Rubio attempting to create as much distance between themselves and the other candidates who remain in the hunt for the GOP nomination.“A strong second-place finish by Rubio with a considerable gap between him and the three other candidates competing for the establishment mantle (Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich) would represent a tremendous boost for Rubio, since it could very well result in an establishment rally behind his candidacy as well as the withdrawal of Christie and Kasich from the race,” Jones said. “And while (in contrast to Christie and Kasich) Bush has a well-stocked campaign war chest, an even more well-endowed super PAC and a robust national organization, a dismal performance on Feb. 9 could ratchet up the rising pressure on Bush to withdraw to clear the way for Rubio.”Jones said the decisions made by New Hampshire voters will have a major impact on the options Texans have at the polls when early voting begins Feb. 16, with it quite possible that only four or five candidates (Cruz, Rubio, Trump, Bush and perhaps Carson) will remain standing.“With his victory in Iowa cementing his status as a front-runner and expectations for a strong performance in New Hampshire low, Cruz will only need a second- or third-place finish and a share of the vote somewhere in the teens to keep his campaign fully on track as he pivots to the crucial South Carolina primary,” Jones said. “In the Palmetto State, his goal will be to defeat Donald Trump and in doing so foreshadow what may occur on March 1 in the ‘SEC Primary,’ when Southern states with Cruz-friendly electorates such as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and, of course, Texas will dominate media coverage on a day when approximately one out of every four delegates to the Republican National Convention will be chosen.”Jones is a leading expert on Texas politics. He has been quoted nationally about Cruz’s political career, which he has followed extensively since Cruz’s days as solicitor general of Texas to the launching of a long-shot U.S. Senate bid to today. To speak with Jones, contact him directly at 832-466-6535.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Mark Jones biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/mark-p-jones/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/09/mark-jones.jpgMark Jones photo courtesy Rice UniversityPhoto credit: Rice University.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Ho