Warm January temperatures far from coldest on record

first_imgAs for the warmest January on record, that occurred in 2001, when -2.6 was the mean temperature.Still the airport station posted nine days in January this year with a high temperature above zero, including six in a row during the past week, right in line with the weather bureau’s El Nino winter prediction, which meteorologist Matt MacDonald says is still very much in play. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Today is the 69th anniversary of the fourth day of a five-day cold spell which produced the coldest ever temperature on record at the local airport weather station.In 1947, the low temperature in Fort St. John was posted on Jan. 30 as -47.2 degrees, and beginning the previous day that year, the airport station recorded five consecutive lows of -40 or colder.However, to illustrate just how dramatically the weather can vary in this area: 46 years later in 1993, high temperatures, that were more than 50 degrees warmer than the lows recorded during aforementioned 1947 period, were posted on exactly the same five days.- Advertisement -In addition, ironically, the warmest of those five days in 1993 — with a high of 11.6 degrees — was the coldest one in 1947. Thus, the 46 year Jan. 30 low/high temperature differential, was 58.8 degrees.This year, as we pass through an El Nino-driven anniversary of that period, we’ve finished January far closer to where we were in 1993, than in 1947.Minus the Sunday post, Environment Canada had the mean temperature last month in Fort St. John at -10.5, about two degrees warmer than the local area norm, but about one and half degrees colder than in January last year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Newcastle v Chelsea: Remy starts

first_imgLoic Remy starts for Chelsea in the game against Newcastle at St James’ Park.Remy, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan with the Magpies, gets the nod over Radamel Falcao to replace the suspended Diego Costa up front for the Blues.Falcao is on the substitutes’ bench along with John Terry, who is again left out of the starting-line up.Newcastle, meanwhile, welcome back striker Aleksandar Mitrovic following a three-match suspension.Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Mbabu; Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum; Perez, Mitrović.Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Lascelles, Obertan, Thauvin, de Jong, Toney.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Le Clos sets world record in World Cup

first_img8 August 2013 Racing out front, he was chasing the world record of 1:49.11 and managed to better it with a mark of 1:49.04. Russia’s Nikolay Skvortsov was a distant second, almost two seconds behind the South African star. SAinfo reporter He came close to defeating the favourite, Yannick Agnel, eventually finishing just 0.16 behind the Frenchman. His time was an African record of 3:37.91, which bettered the previous mark, set by Ryk Neethling in 2004, by a clear two seconds. He followed that up with a silver medal in the 50 metres butterfly, finishing just behind the winner, Germany’s Steffen Deibler, in a time of 22.22 seconds. Le Clos placed third, clocking 22.62. Outstanding performanceMyles Brown, who usually swims the 800 and 1 500 metres freestyle, moved up to the 400 metres and produced an outstanding performance. Roland Schoeman proved yet again that one should be judged on performance and not age. The 33-year-old sprint specialist raced to victory in the 50 metres breaststroke in a fast 25.85 seconds.center_img The next Fina World Cup event takes place in Berlin, Germany, on 10 and 11 August. It has been a wonderful month for the 21-year-old Le Clos. At the Fina World Championships in Barcelona, he claimed two gold medals, doing the double in the 100 and 200 metres butterfly. His achievements, along with those of Cameron van der Burgh (gold in the 50m breaststroke and silver in the 100m) and Giulio Zorzi (bronze in the 50m breaststroke), helped South Africa finish a high ninth on the medal table. South African Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos was in world record-setting form on Wednesday evening at the Fina World Cup in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, as South African swimmers shone in short course action. Competing in the 200 metres butterfly, Le Clos – who rose to fame by defeating the legendary Michael Phelps in the long course event at the London Olympics in 2012 – was in a league of his own.last_img read more

Will it be third time lucky for Mets?

first_imgSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2013)Instagram – search for ‘Touch Football Australia’YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au By BEN HARRISIn the inaugural X-Blades Elite Eight two years ago NSW Mets men’s opens team were beaten in the final seconds by NSW Scorpions to lose the decider.Last year at the National Touch League, playing as Sydney Mets, they were again beaten by their cross-town rivals, this time in a drop-off.This week, back playing as the NSW Mets, they will be hoping it is third time lucky as they compete at the Elite Eight Series in Coffs Harbour.The Mets are the top seeds in the men’s and women’s divisions.The women side heads into this year’s tournament as the defending Elite Eight champions following their 9-4 win over NSW Country Mavericks.The men, however, will be looking for revenge.With a team decorated with Australian players, the Mets could go one better in 2013.“It is no secret we have a core group of Aussie men’s opens players, we have got mixed opens men’s players as well,” Mets men’s opens coach Michael Moussa said.“[Anthony] Ziade, Nick Good, you could rattle off names, [Ben] Moylan, the list goes on. Those players I am looking to them to stand up and take the team forward.“We wanted to make sure from our mistakes last time and we just came short, the last 20 seconds in the first Elite Eight. Hopefully we can come good and play to our potential and take it out.“If we have fun we are a chance of winning and that is all part of the journey for us.”Most of the players in the Mets opens have played together before either at Vawdon Cup, State Cup, State of Origin or at the international level.It’s that experience Nick Good believes will come in handy.“There’s nine of us from Penrith, we love that fact, we love coming with the Wests and Canterbury crew too, we’ve got a Bankstown kid,” Good said.“We have built a side along a lot of culture through our captain Anthony Ziade. We are not just going to be close on the field we are going to close off the field as well.”But he said it won’t be a walk in a park.“Every time we play, you don’t get an easy game so you don’t start easy, you don’t get any rest games it is just straight into it,” he said.“I’m looking forward to testing ourselves against the best in Australia.“I think you’re silly if you don’t think [NSW] Country Mavericks and [Queensland Country] Outlaws are the favourites. “On paper their roster is just Australian players everywhere. They are the people in form of the game. If we can get over the other two teams and give them a run, we would be pretty happy where we are at.”center_img Related LinksThird time lucky?last_img read more

Jane Lynch Hosts Red Dress Awards For Heart Health Awareness

first_imgThe Red Dress Awards – a night of awards and performances honoring those who have made significant contributions to Heart Health Awareness – took place in New York this week.Melissa Etheridge Performs at Red Dress AwardsCredit/Copyright: Rabbani & Solimene PhotographyActress Jane Lynch hosted and multi-platinum Grammy Award and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge headlined the event, performing “Come to My Window,” “I Wanna Be In Love,” “I Run For Life,” and “I’m the Only One.” The Awards featured additional performances from rock all-female string-quartet Bella Electric Strings, and teen singer Carly Rose Sonenclar of The X Factor.Jane Lynch and Betty BoopCredit/Copyright: Rabbani & Solimene PhotographyWoman’s Day honored the following heart health advocates: Laila Ali, wellness and fitness expert, former world champion boxer, and TV personality and advocate for the American Heart Association; Janine A. Clayton, M.D., Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health, and Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health; LaQuitta “Shai” Wilkins, Miss Black Alabama USA 2016, Pediatric ICU Travel Nurse, and Heart Health advocate; and Holly Andersen, M.D., Scientific Advisor for the Women’s Heart Alliance, Attending Cardiologist at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute.Participants of the fourth annual Woman’s Day Live Longer & Stronger Challenge attended alongside their mentor, TODAY Show nutritionist and Woman’s Day columnist Joy Bauer and experts from the Mayo Clinic. Over the course of eight months, Woman’s Day, Bauer and the Mayo Clinic have provided nutrition counseling and guidance to five women who have collectively lost more than 226 pounds and have achieved impressive heart health milestones. Neiman Marcus Last Call provided dresses for the women to help celebrate their transformations.Woman’s Day proudly partnered with lead sponsor CocoaVia and sponsors Mayo Clinic, Vionic, The Quaker Oat Company, Rosa Regale Red Sparkling Wine, Lands’ End, and Lenox Tableware & Gifts for this year’s event.last_img read more

FIFA responds to allegation undermining new leadership

first_imgFIFA believes that there is an attempt by the media to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.In a statement released on Friday via FIFA website, FIFA says:“Four weeks ago, a group of journalists sent several hundred questions to FIFA, based on private and internal e-mails and other information which had been accessed (illegally) by third parties.”“Despite the fact that we answered the questions posed to us in a straight-forward and honest manner, certain media decided to ignore most of our answers and to distort both the facts and the truth in a deliberate attempt to discredit FIFA and to mislead their readers. This is evident.”Michel Platini, FIFA, UEFAReport: Former UEFA president Platini vows to return George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Former Juventus and France footballing legend and disgraced UEFA president Michel Platini vows to return to football.Michel Platini was a footballing wonder of his…“It seems obvious from the “reporting” carried out in some media outlets that there is only one particular aim: an attempt to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.”“Since the new leadership of FIFA took office there have been changes. There had to be and we are very proud of them. As is widely known, FIFA was in a desperate situation in 2015, as it sought to recover from decades of neglect and mismanagement.”“It is a fact that many former FIFA officials are currently facing criminal proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. And, of course, many other FIFA officials who were part of, or supported, this discredited regime for many years are also no longer at FIFA. Consequently, it is more than obvious that changes had to be made at all levels, in order to give FIFA a fresh start.”last_img read more