Governor Whitmer asking residents to turn down heat to 65

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLansing, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking residents in the Lower Peninsula to turn down their thermostats to 65 degrees or lower.Consumer Energy released a statement asking customers to reduce gas usage. An unexpected fire took place at the Consumer Energy Facility in Armada Township. An emergency alert was sent out to Michiganders this evening. Governor Whitmer held a press conference at 10:00 p.m. Here is Whitmer’s statement.“I’m coming to you now to ask for your help. Due to extremely high demand for natural gas with these record low temperatures and a facility incident, Consumers Energy has asked that everyone who is able to turn down their thermostats through Friday at noon so we can all get through this with minimal harm.“So please: turn your thermostat down to 65 degrees or lower and amplify this message by reposting and making sure your friends, relatives and neighbors who are getting ready for bed to turn theirs down too.“You can play a role in helping people across the state survive these extreme temperatures. Please do. We’re calling on every Michigander to do your part and help us weather this storm together.”For more information, visit Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local doctor encourages eye exams to prevent GlaucomaNext Michigan’s individual tax filing season official beginslast_img read more

Decomposing body of Corentyne farmer found

first_imgThe decomposed body of a Corentyne farmer was on Thursday found at a friend’s house at Number 58 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as Jameer Ibrahim, also called “Bruck Wing”, and it is suspected that he died from natural causes since no visible marks of violence were observed on his body.Ibrahim, of Number 55 Village, Corentyne, had left home a few days prior to his demise. Based on reports received, the dead man suffers from epilepsy and might have suffered a seizure and died. It is speculated that his friend was too intoxicated to solicit assistance.Guyana Times understands that Ibrahim died on Tuesday and was left in the house until his friend, who is also an alcoholic went to the dead man’s house to inform his parents.Based on reports received, the two friends would frequent drinking spots in the community. However, following the discovery was the man’s decomposed body, the friend was taken into custody. He told investigators that Ibrahim fell unconscious and he tried to revive him but to no avail.Instead of soliciting assistance, the friend claimed that he continued to consume alcohol and eventually fell asleep. As the body started decomposing, the friend went to Ibrahim’s family and related what occurred. The Police at Number 51 Village were immediately informed of the situation, but the ranks turned up at the scene four hours later.The Police later informed the dead man’s father that the family would have to stand the expense of removing the body to a mortuary. Guyana Times was told that it cost the family $105,000 to transport the body to Georgetown since the funeral homes in Berbice refused to accept the deceased due to the state of decomposition.At the scene, eyewitnesses related that due to the state of decomposition, the man’s face was unrecognisable.The body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem on Wednesday. The friend of the dead man was subsequently released but was asked to report to the Police on a daily basis.last_img read more

Softball Falls to Illinois State, 10-2

first_img Watch Live Illinois State (22-17, 12-3 MVC), the Missouri Valley Conference leader, took the first inning lead after two runners reached base on a pair of errors by the Bulldogs. A sacrifice fly allowed both of the Redbirds to advance before back-to-back singles gave Illinois State the 3-0 lead after one inning. DES MOINES, Iowa – A two-run home run by Jordan de los Reyes sealed Illinois State’s series sweep of the Drake University softball team with a 10-2 win in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Buel Field. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: UNI 4/18/2017 – 6 PM Knoche moved to 2-4 on the season with the loss. She pitched 3.1 innings and allowed seven runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks. Freshman Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) pitched 1.2 innings of relief and gave up three runs on four hits.center_img Drake (20-23, 3-12 MVC) answered in the second inning with a pair of runs. Freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) drew a walk after freshman Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.) reached on an error by the Redbirds to start the frame. Sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) then reached base on a fielders choice before sophomore Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) singled to score both Maddox and Pena and trim the Bulldogs’ deficit to 3-2. The Bulldogs will look to rebound against in-state rival UNI with a midweek doubleheader on Tuesday, April 18 at Buel Field with games scheduled at 4 and 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Illinois State responded with an RBI single in the third inning and a later six-run, fourth-inning to take the win. The Valley on ESPN3 Preview Buy Tickets Live Statslast_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2018: When Akram once cracked a deal with Muralitharan

first_imgWasim Akram on Monday shared a funny anecdote from his playing days when he cracked a deal with Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan.Speaking on the stage of Salaam Cricket 2018, Akram shared an incident which took place during one of Pakistan tours of Sri Lanka.Akram talked about a Sri Lanka-Pakistan match at Colombo, where he brokered a deal with Muralitharan over not hitting him while bowling on the condition that Muralitharan would play a shot on every ball.”I had a chat with Muralitharan, I think it was on the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Murali came out to bat and I was bowling and it was reverse swinging. So I said Murali look I won’t hit you because he used to give himself room towards the leg side. So I said Murali I’m not going to follow you with inswing from around the wicket. Murali said okay what’s the deal. I said you have to play a shot on every ball,” said Akram.Salaam Cricket 2018: LIVEAkram also shared another funny incident from an ODI against South Africa in 1998.”Dubran ODI against South Africa in 1998. I think we were 80 for 6 chasing over 300. So I walked in with Moin Khan on strike. I asked Moin what’s happening to which he said he has no clue but a welcome bouncer will come for sure. But I got a yorker to begin with and got out. The whole way from the pitch to the dressing room I cursed Moin,” Akram said.advertisementlast_img read more

FIFA 19: How to get the game half price

first_imgeSports FIFA 19: How to get the brand new Xbox One or PS4 game for just £35 or $47 Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:00 6/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) FIFA 19 Neymar and Ronaldo eSports Premier League Goal provides a full and detailed step-by-step guide on how you can purchase the video game for just over half the price Fresh off the new announcement of FIFA 19, the latest installment of the popular video game franchise, fans are already eager to get their hands of the latest edition of the game which features Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as cover stars.This iteration marks the return of the Champions League with the game set to be released on September 28 – and Goal gives you an exclusive look on how you can get the game for significantly cheaper than the store price as a pre-order, outlining the steps you will need to take.How can I purchase FIFA 19 for cheaper? Neymar FIFA 19 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move It will seem like a meticulous process, but with the added benefits of buying the new game at a significantly cheaper price at nearly £60 ($80). You can do so by following the instructions below, first discovered here.Through purchasing it via the Argentina store price as well as including the EA access discount, along with another 10 per cent off for buying it in-game in FIFA 18, users can buy FIFA 19 for just under £35 ($47).To do, so, first use the Fly VPN through Thailand, as well as Connectify to share the VPN wirelessly. This must be done via console, with the site taking you to the UK store.The following will be needed: A Windows laptop or PC with wireless connection, a free subscription to Fly VPN, and a free download of Connectify for Windows.Step 1: Under the console settings, change region to Argentina (but keep the language as English). Attempt to make a random purchase (doesn’t matter what as it won’t actually be processed) just to set up an Argentine billing address. Once the address and card details are added, return to the dashboard without completing the purchase. This will only have to be done once per region.Step 2: Disconnect your ethernet cable (if you are using one).Step 3: Download both programs (Fly VPN and Connectify) if you haven’t already done so.Step 4: Open up the Fly VPN and, once installed and you’ve logged in, connect your PC to Thailand.Step 5: Open connectify and set up a hot-spot with the Tapv9 adaptor. If set up correctly, you should see a green check mark at the top which will signal an active and successful Internet connection.Step 6: Connect your network to the hotspot that the connectify has created.Step 7: Open up FIFA, click the link from the main menu to get the extra discount and purchase it as normal. It should cost 1160 Argentine pesos. You may be charged a foreign purchase fee, though it may be minimal.When is FIFA 19 released? Like past editions of the game, FIFA 19 will be released at the end of September and will be available on all the big platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.The Ultimate and Champions editions of the game, however, will only be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.Similar to FIFA 18, there will be three different editions: the standard edition, Champions edition and Ultimate edition. The latter two editions replace the ‘Ronaldo’ and ‘Icons’ editions of FIFA 18.  Gamers have the option of getting the game three days early – on September 25 – by pre-ordering, which also carries some quirks depending on what edition you purchase.How much does FIFA 19 cost originally?The new release will have prices starting from around £49.99 ($69.99) for the standard edition across all platforms.The special editions are expected to cost up to £80-90 ($110-125). Last year the ‘Icon Edition’ allowed gamers who splashed out £89.99 to play the title three days earlier than everyone else.Gamers who spend extra on special editions usually get extra FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) player packs to bolster their new team on the popular game mode. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

New York Jets Sign Ed Reed One Day After

Ed Reed was recently let go by the Houston Texans, but the free safety wasn’t unemployed for long. On Thursday, Reed officially joined the New York Jets.According to USA Today, “The New York Jets announced a contract agreement with Reed and expected to have the five-time all-pro and former defensive player of the year on the practice field today.”Reed and Jets head coach Rex Ryan  worked together before while the two were part of the Baltimore Ravens organization.“Reed and Jets coach Rex Ryan overlapped for seven years with the Baltimore Ravens, who employed Ryan as their defensive coordinator before he took the big promotion in New York following the 2008 season.”Antonio Allen and Dawan Landry are the Jets’ current starters at safety and even though it’s well pass the halfway point in the season, Reed still has time to get in the lineup.“Reed theoretically has time to work his way into the lineup as part of New York’s nickel and dime packages — while getting his legs underneath him if need be — and could play more center field, especially given Allen’s effectiveness at covering tight ends.”In this season so far, Reed made only 16 tackles in seven games. The defensive veteran has appeared in nine Pro Bowls and was at one time the NFL’s active interception leader.  However, this year Reed has failed to force a turnover or even defend a pass.Albeit, Reed still has value as an experience player with a Super Bowl win on his resume. He was fired on Wednesday and it took less than 24 hours to secure his latest job. read more

Fabianski reveals how Pellegrinis changed West Ham

first_imgWest Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski believes their new-found form is due to Manuel Pellegrini’s ability to change the squad’s mentalityAfter losing his four Premier League games, Pellegrin has since led West Ham to seven wins in their last 13 attempts.The good run of form has moved the Hammers up to ninth-place in the standings and Fabianski reckons Pellegrini’s footballing philosophy has now been embraced by the entire team.“We were a group that needed a bit of time to find the balance within the team, to find the right way and what suits us when it comes to playing – the shape, the tactics – and what suits the manager best when it comes to picking a team to perform,” Fabianski told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Since the first four games we lost, after that, I think we’ve been in pretty good form during this period and I think the manager knows more about us as a group and what to expect from every single player, and what suits him best to get the best out of the team.“It was tactics and the mentality of the group [that have developed] as well. We understood more what his demands are, especially on the mental side of the game, his approach and how he wants his team to behave on the pitch in different circumstances. We understood his ideas of being a team a lot better.”Pellegrini’s side will next host Watford at the London Stadium this Saturday, where they hope to extend their winning run to five matches.last_img read more