Blame Canada: Arctic Front to Plunge Long Island into Deep Freeze

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Get ready for another deep freeze, Long Island.An arctic front passing through the region is bringing cold air from Canada—yes, you can blame our friends up north—resulting in single-digit temperatures Thursday evening and wind chill values between zero and 5 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.The brutal cold will hang around through Friday morning, meaning temperatures will be in the single digits before the mercury rises to a high of 23, forecasters said.It’ll be cold, but not record-breaking cold, said David Stark, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Upton. The previous record for Feb. 5 was in 1996, when the thermometer dipped to a bone-chilling 1 degree.The weather service is warning drivers that patchy black ice is possible as temperatures take a dramatic dive Thursday.As for Thursday morning’s flurries, Stark said the Island saw less than an inch of snow in most areas.Forecasters are keeping their eye on a potential storm beginning Saturday night and lasting through Tuesday. The weather service said, as of right now, the potential exists for 8 or more inches of snow.Stay tuned, folks. And stay warm.last_img read more

What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham

first_img View 3 comments What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Chelsea, Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘The club has formally complained to the Uefa disciplinary body, a complaint which was validated by a CAS ruling.‘Simply put, this is a case initiated by Uefa, prosecuted by Uefa and judged by Uefa.‘With this prejudicial process now over, the club will pursue an impartial judgment as quickly as possible and will therefore, in the first instance, commence proceedings with the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the earliest opportunity.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City The ban could be good news for City’s Premier League rivals (Picture: Getty)Following UEFA’s announcement, Manchester City said they were ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by the decision and would appeal.A statement from the Premier League club read: ‘The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.‘In December 2018, the Uefa chief investigator publicly previewed the outcome and sanction he intended to be delivered to Manchester City, before any investigation had even begun.‘The subsequent flawed and consistently leaked Uefa process he oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Feb 2020 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kSharescenter_img Man City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit from their Champions League ban (Picture: Getty)Manchester City’s Premier League rivals look set to benefit after UEFA banned the club from the Champions League for the next two seasons.UEFA announced on Friday that City had been banned from playing in any European club competition in 2020-21 and 2021-22 over ‘serious breaches’ of financial fair play.The reigning Premier League champions will also be forced to pay £25million, although the decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Manchester City have confirmed they intend to appeal but, if they are unsuccessful, the Premier League’s fifth-placed team will seemingly be in line to qualify for the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile UEFA and the Premier League have not confirmed what will happen regarding England’s qualification spots, Article 4.08 of UEFA’s admission criteria for European club competitions says:‘A club which is not admitted to the competition is replaced by the next best-placed club in the top domestic championship of the same association, provided the new club fulfils the admission criteria.’That development will be seen as a substantial boost at Sheffield United, Tottenham, Everton, Manchester United, Wolves and Arsenal, who are all looking to make up ground on fourth-placed Chelsea.It is also welcome news for Frank Lampard, who will now be aware that Chelsea may still qualify for next season’s Champions League even if they slip to fifth in the English top-flight this season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool’s Champions League party moves to England

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool players James Milner (L) and captain Jordan Henderson show fans the Champions League trophy © AFP / Oli SCARFFLiverpool, United Kingdom, Jun 2 – Liverpool’s celebrations moved to their home city on Sunday as tens of thousands of bleary-eyed fans prepared to greet the team who beat Tottenham to win the Champions League final in Madrid the night before. Mohamed Salah’s second-minute penalty and Divock Origi’s late strike secured a 2-0 win in the sweltering Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid to make Liverpool European champions for a sixth time. It was a first trophy in seven years for the club and banished the memories of last year’s bitter defeat to Real Madrid in the final in Kiev.The win also represented a personal triumph for coach Jurgen Klopp, who finally snapped his run of six straight losses in cup finals.“We were all pretty much crying on the pitch, because it was so emotional, it was so big, it means so much to us,” Klopp said.Champions League winners from 2010 to 2019 following Liverpool’s victory against Tottenham in this year’s final © AFP / Paul DEFOSSEUXCelebrations ran late into Saturday night in the Spanish capital and in Liverpool city centre, as ecstatic supporters danced drunkenly in the streets singing a repertoire of the club’s fan anthems.By lunchtime fans began streaming back onto the streets ahead of the team’s trophy parade, which is set to begin in the suburbs at around 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) and work its way towards the city centre.– First victory since 2005 –Supporters were staking out their spots Sunday lunchtime under leaden skies, already waving flags and blowing horns.“We left home at quarter to six and we’re not moving now,” said Mark Jeffrey, 47, in a prime position with his 12-year-old son, who live around 115 miles away in central England.“It’s another five hours but no way are we moving. I missed it in 2005 because they did the parade on a Monday so I wasn’t going to miss this year,” he added of Liverpool’s last European cup triumph 14 years ago.The Hodgetts family —- dad Mark, 47, son Shane and daughter Keira, 16 -— from central England were also in place with special edition flags at the ready.Mohamed Salah lifts the trophy after banishing the bitter disappointment of last year’s final © AFP / Ben STANSALL“We wanted to get tickets for Madrid, but obviously this is the next best thing,” said Mark Hodgetts.“We just wanted to feel the atmosphere. we’ve been waiting so long — my daughter was only two when we last won it,” he added.The team returned to tabloid headlines declaring the “Joy of Six”, in the Mail and Sunday, and “Six Machines”, in the Sunday Mirror.Liverpool’s sixth success in Europe’s top club trophy came after wins in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984 and the memorable come-from-behind victory against AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005.The Sunday Times hailed Klopp for introducing steely discipline into Liverpool’s play this year, turning an all-out attacking team that often leaked goals into European champions.“Game management is the biggest item Jurgen Klopp added to the armoury since desolation in last year’s final in Kiev,” Northcroft said.– Salah’s redemption –Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, who scored a penalty awarded in the first minute for a disputed handball from Moussa Sissiko, said he had drawn motivation from the disappointment of last year’s final match in which he trudged off in tears with a shoulder injury.Jurgen Klopp says there is plenty more to come from Liverpool after their Champions League triumph © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“Before the game, I looked at a picture of last year and we were so disappointed to lose the final,” Salah said.“I was very disappointed after that injury, I went off after 30 minutes and we lost the game. It motivated me to win today. When you know how it feels to lose, you say to yourself ‘Let’s go and win that’.”Liverpool’s success also underlined the financial muscle of the Premier League, made rich by TV contracts that dwarf other European leagues. Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk, signed for £75 million ($95 million, 84.5 million euros), and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, a £65 million recruit from Roma, both played crucial roles in Liverpool’s success.Klopp revealed he had received a congratulatory call from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Three weeks ago, Liverpool were denied a first league title in 30 years by Abu Dhabi-backed City, despite losing just once all season.“We promised each other already that we will kick our butts next year again,” Klopp said of his conversation with Guardiola. “We will go for everything and we’ll see if we get something.”Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud of his team, who defied the odds to reach the final: “When you live this experience you want to do it again. I hope we can do it again in the future.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more