first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCL/TwitterAdvertisement xyfzdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9tjq95Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E45nbg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mvvWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚67pfRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its been more than a month since the death of George Floyd, and the Black Lives Matter movement has spread across many countries, as many sportspersons and celebrities have gone vocal on anti-racism and egalitarian sentiments. South African cricketer Lungi Ngidi is the latest name from the sports fraternity to voice his support for the BLM movement, but received criticism from none other than his compatriots, as many former Proteas players took a dig at the young pacer. However, Ngidi has found a support in his stance, as former West Indies star Darren Sammy expresses his solidarity.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCL/TwitterLast weekend, Lungi Ngidi spoke up about the history of racial discrimination in his country, and encouraged his teammates to take a stand.“We have spoken about it and everyone is well aware of what’s going on. It’s a difficult one because we are not together, so it’s hard to discuss. But once we get back to playing that is definitely something we have to address as a team,” Advertisement However, Ngidi’s comments were received with criticism from a number of retired SA cricketers, such as Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar who slammed the 24 year old speedster for his support for BLM while not speaking up about the attacks on white farmers of the country.However, Darren Sammy has in turn reprimanded Symcox and Dippenaar back, emphasising on the necessity of the BLM movement. The 36 year old tweeted on Friday: “The fact that some past players have an issue with @NgidiLungi stance on #blacklivesmatter movement is actually the reason why we are still here today saying black lives matter. Smfh 😡😡😡#standupbrother we here with u ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿”Advertisement Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement gained pace in the USA and in other parts of the world, Sammy was one of the earliest sportspersons who spoke up about experiencing racism during their careers. The Saint Lucian had stated that he faced racial abuse during his stint with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, which although was later tagged as a ‘misleading’ accusation.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sourav Ganguly reveals the reason behind fiasco at KKRYoung at heart: Sunil Gavaskar to fund heart surgery for 35 kids on 71st birthday Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHARRY KANE has been urged to ditch Tottenham and sign for Manchester City — when Sergio Aguero leaves the Etihad.The England striker, 26, was on the pitch as Spurs lost 3-0 at Brighton.2 Harry Kane has been urged to leave Tottenham for Manchester City by Glen JohnsonCredit: Rex Features2 Glen Johnson picked up 54 England caps in a nine-year international careerCredit: Getty – ContributorThe North London club have now won just three Premier League matches this season and former Liverpool and Chelsea full-back Glen Johnson reckons it is time for Kane to move on, claiming there is “no loyalty” in the game.Kane was even booed when he took to the pitch at the Oakland Raiders’ NFL game with the Chicago Bears at Spurs stadium on Sunday evening.Premier League winner Johnson told BetDaq: “If I was in Harry’s shoes, I would think that I can play elsewhere and have a much better chance of playing with better players and adding trophies to my cabinet.”In a couple of years his goals could dry up at Spurs and he’d be out the door.”There’s no loyalties in football and he has to look after himself first and foremost.”Aguero has been at City for nine seasons, scoring 172 Premier League goals — including the one that bagged them their first Prem title in 2012.And Johnson also reckons Kane should ward off the temptation of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid or Barcelona and wait on Aguero to leave City instead. MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsHe added: “I don’t think he’d be suited to the Spanish style of playing, so he might have to wait for Sergio Aguero to move on at City before going there.”But it’s not out of the question that could happen in my opinion.”If I was Harry, I know what I’d do, I’d be moving on for the sake of my career to win as much as I could.”Kane and Dunk clash as Brighton star appears to claim Spurs skipper tried to pull his ‘penis off’last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korea’s Son Heung Min waves as he runs into the pitch as a replacement during their men’s soccer match between South Korea and Malaysia at the 18th Asian Games at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim )If South Korea’s national team is to reach the final of the Asian Games and win an exemption from military service for its players, then it will have to get past Vietnam and the “Korean Hiddink.”Korean coach Park Hang-seo, a member of Guus Hiddink’s coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South Korea reached the semifinals, is coaching Vietnam.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ And that could be a severe interruption to his Premier League career. Son skipped the 2014 Asian Games on home soil when the South Koreans won the gold medal.He missed South Korea’s opener and went on as a replacement in a surprising group-stage loss to Malaysia, but scored in the deciding group game to ensure his team progressed to the knockouts.The title defense was touch and go on Monday, with South Korea trailing 3-2 against Uzbekistan with 15 minutes of the quarterfinal remaining.Hwang Ui-jo, the tournament’s leading scorer, completed his hat-trick to equalize at 3-3 and take the game into extra-time, and Hwang Hee-chan slotted home a penalty with two minutes remaining to send the South Koreans into the semifinals.Now Son and teammates are in the position of having to beat a determined and disciplined Vietnam team coached by a man who knows Korean football extremely well.“I’m trying to pass on my knowledge and football philosophy to this team,” Park said of his strategy with Vietnam. “I always emphasize to the team that it’s not about me, but it’s about us.”The winner will progress to the Asian Games final to face either Japan or the United Arab Emirates on Sep. 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Usain Bolt struggling with football pace, but working hard Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? South Korea’s unlikely run to the semifinals in ’02, in the World Cup it co-hosted with Japan, had millions of fans pouring onto the streets in cities across the country to celebrate victories.Park’s success with Vietnam has sparked similar scenes in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and elsewhere when he took the national team to the final of Asia’s under-23 championship in January. At the Asian Games in Indonesia, another Under-23 tournament, Vietnam’s so-called Golden Stars have reached the last four and once more fans at home are getting excited.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Back then (in 2002) I was an assistant coach, but now I’m a head coach,” Park said after Vietnam’s quarterfinal win over Syria set up a semifinal match against the South Koreans. “We stopped in the semifinals in 2002. But now we’ll not stop in the semifinals.”The Asian Games semifinal gives Park a reunion with former K-League coaching counterpart Kim Hak-bom, now leading South Korea’s under-23s. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I’ve known him since the K-League days and we’re sharing the same hotel,” Park said. “As you know, he is such a good tactician — he’s known as ‘(Alex) Ferguson of the K-League.’”Park’s exploits with Vietnam, a perennial football underachiever in the region, have been followed closely in the Korean media.“I really love my country, but now I’m head coach of the Vietnamese national team,” he said. “I’m having a good time with Vietnam and I’m enjoying my work.”Now Park and his players stand in the way of Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and Korean squad. Son has been given leave from his Premier League club to take part in Indonesia as one of three overage players that each team is allowed.The reason: The South Korean government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any kind with an exemption from the compulsory 21-month military service. Failure to win a gold medal in Indonesia will likely mean that the 26-year-old Son will have to return to South Korea within the next two years to perform his national duty.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgThe two teams will have two matches to catch up and their reinstatement was immediately impacted by the Kenyan Premier League body who adjusted them back in the fixtures and the league standings as well.“Yes they are back in the league temporarily as we wait the full ruling of the Court of Appeal. After reading it we will know the composition of the 2018 Kenyan Premier League,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport on Tuesday.Nakumatt FC have matches at hand against Western Stima and Tusker FC while Zoo Kericho have theirs against Muhoroni Youth and Nzoia Sugar.Nakumatt FC players ose for a group photo before a past kenyan Premier League match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUBoth Zoo and Nakumatt are above the relegation zone even despite not playing two matches like the rest.Zoo are placed 14th in the standings with 29 points while Nakumatt occupy 12th spot with 31 points.The appeal which was filed by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), contested the timeliness of the High Court ruling delivered by Justice John Mativo as well as practicability of the decision which ruled in favour of former federation president; Sam Nyamweya.A three-judge bench led by Justice Phillip Waki, Justice William Ouko and Justice Minoti Kathurima ordered the two teams to continue playing the top league awaiting a full ruling on November 3.In delivering his petition, FKF lawyer, Ken Ochieng’ challenged the High Court decision that rendered the two clubs’ promotion null and void, to have been inconsiderate of the ongoing season.Nakumatt FC striker Kepha Aswani celebrates after scoring hjis second goal during the team’s 2-0 win over Posta Rangers at the Ruaraka Complex on September 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“The orders ought to have come before commencement of the season. If they stand your honour, it will be impractical for the two teams to play in the National Super League at this time,” he told the Appeal Court.He added that expunging the two teams locks their players from competing for awards citing Zoo midfielder Mike Madoya and Nakumatt striker Kepha Aswani as examples.On his side, Wahome Njagi, appearing for the first respondent Nyamweya, urged the court not to legitimize an illegality.“The appellants already averred that the FKF/KPL agreement is valid in the trial court. Therefore if you uphold the order, you will be infringing an illegality.“Their argument that the two teams have players in the national team does not hold water. There’s no law that guarantees players in the KPL to be called in the national team. Even those playing abroad can be called,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zoo Kericho and Nakumatt FC have been reinstated to the KPL by Court of Appeal.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Having being reinstated back to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) on Tuesday morning by the High Court of Appeal, Zoo Kericho will host high-flying Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday at the Kericho Green Stadium.Their counterparts Nakumatt FC, who were also returned to the top flight league after a two-week temporary suspension, will welcome basement side Muhoroni Youth at the Ruaraka Sports Ground.last_img read more

first_imgPepe Reina has told talkSPORT he has no regrets over his Liverpool departure.The Spanish shot-stopper ended his nine-year association with the Merseyside club in 2014 with a permanent move to Bayern Munich.Reina, who had spent the previous year on loan at Napoli, did not leave on the best of terms despite the success he enjoyed with the club.But the 32-year-old insists he only has happy memories as he prepares to return to Anfield this weekend to play in all-star charity match to raise funds for the Liverpool FC foundation.In an exclusive interview on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “In football there is no time for regrets. You have to look forward and I am happy with what I achieved at Liverpool during my career.“I will enjoy Sunday to say goodbye to all the fans who loved me for the years I was there and I always be happy and grateful to Liverpool.”Reina’s fellow Spaniards and former teammates Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso are also playing in Sunday’s special game.And he added: “I’m looking forward to getting back and meeting some old friendly faces and being part of a great day.”last_img read more

first_imgNINE Donegal boxers will take to the scales at the National Stadium in Dublin for the National Under-22 and Novice Championships, which begin this weekend.The first domestic tournament of 2017 begins tomorrow night with entries from nine Donegal punchers ahead of the Championships, for male and females.The Moran brothers, Darryl and Leigh, from Illies Golden Gloves will be looking to pack a punch in the Under-22s with Darryl to compete at 49kgs and Leigh taking to the ring at 52kgs. Dungloe ABC’s Mark McCole is aiming for success at 64kgs while Letterkenny’s Patrick McConigley goes at 69kgs.Twin Towns ABC’s Ciara Anderson has a straight final in the Under-22s at 48kgs and will be up against St Anne’s Shannon Sweeney as she aims for another Irish title.Carndonagh’s multi-Irish champion Labhaoise Clarke had been set to enter the Under-22s at 57kgs, but as she doesn’t turn 18 until the end of March, the IABA have declined her entry.“I basically gave up all my Christmas to train for these Championships and I only found out last night – I think it’s really unfair,” Clarke said. Carrigart’s Maeve McCarron has a walkover win at 81+kgs in the Under-22s.In the Male Novice’s, Letterkenny ABC’s Noel Hegarty (81kgs) and Twin Towns’ Shane McGinty (91kgs) are in action while in the Female Novice’s, Twin Towns woman Jackie Gillespie takes on Togher’s Nycole Hayes in the 50kgs decider.Donegal boxers ready for National U22 and Novice Championships was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThis adorable little dog was found in the Glencar Scotch area of Letterkenny a couple of days ago.The person who found it says it is very tame and is probably a family pet. The word ‘Trixie’ is on its collar.Anybody who owns the dog can email your number to and we will pass on your details.Meanwhile a family in the Drumany area of Letterkenny have also come across a tan terrier dog which is about a year old. They can be contacted on 087 7557017.  CAN YOU HELP REUNITE TRIXIE WITH ITS OWNER? was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGGlencar Scotchletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgThe Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is one organisation educating the public on how we can care for the environment. (Images: WESSA, via Facebook)For more than 90 years the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) has helped start and support wildlife conservation programmes across South Africa, and works to get the public more involved in caring for the planet.Wessa initiates many environmental efforts, many of which it also supports.These include the Eco-Schools programme run by the Foundation for Environmental Education. Developed to teach schoolchildren about caring for the environment, the programme is aimed at ensuring the future survival of South Africa’s ecosystems.Wessa is also involved in environmental skills development programmes for to individuals, corporations and the government. Its wide range of education courses help address the shortage of skills needed to drive the green economy.Wessa, through its Rhino Initiative, appeals to the public to help them combat poaching in South Africa.THE WESSA RHINO INITIATIVEOne of the biggest nature conservation issues in Africa is rhino poaching. The slaughter of our rhinos has led to the steady decline in rhino numbers in the wild. Without the support of the public, these magnificent animals face extinction.This is why Wessa, through its Rhino Initiative, appeals to the public to help them combat poaching in South Africa.Established in 2010, the initiative’s aim is to raise funds and awareness among South Africans in the hopes of changing attitudes towards conservation – to ensure the animals are still around for generations to come.If you want to help Wessa save rhinos in South Africa, visit the Wessa Rhino Initiative website for details on how to donate to the cause. You can also contact Chris Galliers, the initiative’s unit leader, on 033 330 3931 or 079 504 4296, or at INVOLVED WITH WESSAIf you or anyone you know shares Wessa’s passion for nature and want to help them, have a look at their get involved page.The page has details on how to volunteer your time at Wessa’s projects and donate money to help them with day-to-day expenses.You can also get in touch with the organisation on 011 462 5663 or via email at The contact details for their other offices across the country are available on their contact us page on their website.WESSA’s wide range of education courses help address the shortage of skills needed to drive the green economy.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran radio presenter and manager, and media consultant Bob Mabena was a special guest speaker at Brand South Africa’s Gauteng Provincial Stakeholder Workshop. He offered insights into sustaining good nation branding while maintaining a creative edge and an authenticity identifiable to consumers.Radio personality, media and marketing expert Bob Mabena speaks at the Brand South Africa Gauteng Stakeholders Workshop, held in Johannesburg on 8 June 2017. (Image: Brand South Africa)CD AndersonBob Mabena joined Brand South Africa speakers and other invited strategy experts at the Gauteng Provincial Stakeholder Workshop held in Johannesburg on 8 June 2017.The aim of the workshop was to help Brand South Africa stakeholders develop their roles in contributing towards building the nation brand, while finding ways to strengthen existing efforts to build a more cohesive and creative brand building standard across local, national and global platforms.Jay Matubela from Red and Black marketing kicks off the workshop, talking about how to build sustainable brands. #SANationBrand— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) June 8, 2017Brand South Africa’s general manager for marketing Sithembile Ntombela presented an extensive overview of the history and work of the organisation, highlighting its foundational pillars — Ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation — around which the South African nation brand focused its communication strategy.An overview of new research projects, as well as the latest results of the various global perceptions indices in which South Africa featured strongly, were also presented by Brand South Africa general manager for research Dr Petrus de Kock.In closing through, collaborations to position SA as a competitive investment destination, we will be able to strengthen the #SANationBrand.— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) June 8, 2017Creating a connection between brand and consumerOpening the workshop was Joy Mathebula, marketing strategist at Red and Black Communications, who unpacked the fundamentals of brand marketing. Mathebula spoke about the essential elements of building a sustainable brand – identifying “touch points” that built strong connections between a brand and its audience.While the creation of a strong brand identity idea was vital, Mathebula pointed out the importance of the successful implementation of those ideas. Interaction between brand and consumer was key to this, something Mathebula compared to a music performance — “Audiences have to be able to find the connection with the musician.”Messages needed to be relevant to customers and had to evolve with the times: “Brands must never forget who the message serves: the customer,” Mathebula said.Mabena: good branding is expectation met.@mabena_bob tackles the conversation around the importance of building sustainable brands. #SANationBrand— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) June 8, 2017With 28 years of experience as presenter and station manager in the radio industry, as well as founding the Endow Media & Marketing consultancy firm, where he has been managing director since 2010, Mabena understands the importance of building a strong public identity using mass media.However, he pointed out, the key to sustaining that brand awareness lay in having a strong reputation: “Marketing might be able to sell your product, but branding sells your reputation, sells the work you do to create the product,” Mabena said.Brands were built by consumer perceptions, and while companies might not always be able to control those perceptions, there were key actions to take — Mabena called them “levers that companies can pull” — to positively boost perceptions and meet customers’ expectations of the brand.Emotion, honesty, innovation and “be your customer”Emotion: The best brands, Mabena said, created dreams, aroused aspiration and sustained enduring relationships with customers through emotional pull. “Make your brand real, organic and genuine,” he said. There was a reason why some car companies seemed lifeless compared to stronger car brands that used emotion to highlight their selling points — “There is humanity to these companies.”Mabena also pointed out how individual, personal brands worked so well, citing the example of pop singer Beyoncé and her relationship with her fans. Fans felt like they were part of that brand, they were emotionally invested in the person and influential in the longevity of the individual’s brand.Honesty: Companies must look at their brand perceptions and be honest about what they wanted to communicate. Once that true purpose was found, companies needed to stick to that ideal; they also needed to be consistent with the overall authentic messaging. “Honest brands with honest promises capture hearts and minds, and then wallets,” Mabena explained.Innovative branding: Find the real reason your brand worked or didn’t work and capitalise on the strongest points, while innovating ways to overcome negative perceptions. Overhaul the touch points in your brand messaging, change and review mediums you use to communicate with customers.Be the customer: “Walking in the customer’s shoes”, Mabena explained, gave you a better understanding of your brand perception — is it viewed as real and authentic? Is it “cool”? Are you communicating the right ideas to consumers using the right channels?A good barometer for finding the “realness” of your brand was asking if what you were communicating created a positive emotional response. “If it makes you smile, then it will make your customer smile.” Ultimately, he pointed out, you should never underestimate the humanity of your public.Mabena concluded his good-natured and anecdote-filled presentation by highlighting what lessons brands could learn from a company such as Apple and the philosophy of its founder, the late Steve Jobs:Being an innovator in everything you did as an individual or as an organisation — from your products to your brand building, from your messages and the mediums you chose to communicate those messages — could make you a leader, not a follower.Source: Brand South AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another cold day today over the state, but we should see some better sunshine potential through the day, as winds shift just a bit, and we see less of an influence from the Great Lakes. The only place we will not back away from lake influence today is in NE  Ohio, where we expect clouds and lake effect snow potential to linger though at least midday. For the rest of us, we suggest you don’t get used to any sun you see, today. Clouds roll back in tomorrow and we finish the week with a significant rain maker. Tomorrow, with the clouds, we can’t rule out some minor precipitation. However, it looks like for the most part, Thursday action will be limited to far northern areas of the state and far southern Ohio. In fact, the middle three quarters of the state probably just sees clouds through the day tomorrow. Up north, we cant rule out light snow showers, and we can see both sprinkles and flurries in the south. AS warm air starts to work in over the state, we will see better chances of liquid precipitation over frozen a the day wears on. Overnight tomorrow night through midday Friday we see another wave of moisture that can trigger a few hundredths to .1″ of liquid. The balance of Friday stays cloudy, as temps continue to warm. Big rains arrive early Saturday, sweeping across the state through the day and overnight Saturday night. Strong gusty winds will accompany the rain, and we will not rule out a thunderstorm. While we see a dry slot work in farther west, on Sunday, we cant rule out precipitation over Ohio. We have to look for additional Sunday showers with about 60% coverage through midnight Sunday night. Combined rain totals for the event remain at half to 1.5” over 100% of the state. Temperatures will be well above normal for the entire weekend. Even if you happen to be in an area that misses out on most of the Sunday rains (far western and southwestern OH), half to 1.5” rains on Saturday will be more than you need. The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday night. Cold air finally blasts into the state overnight Sunday night through Monday, as we get the backside circulation coming in from the north and west. This promoted some light snow through Monday, mostly north of I-70, and we can see a fresh coating to no more than an inch. Strong north winds coming across all of the Great Lakes mean we can see some lake effect snow in far NW and northern Ohio, up in to Michigan and southern Ontario. Areas south of I-70 in southern Ohio likely just turn colder with a mix of clouds and sun. Cold air remains over the state from Tuesday through Thursday, but we are scaling back precipitation threats for Tuesday and Wednesday and leaning toward a drier forecast for those days. No change in our extended forecast this morning. There is a small chance of light snow next Friday, but coverage and amounts are underwhelming. Better precipitation rolls in for Sunday the 9th with some .25″-1″ potential (liquid equivalent) here in Ohio. Some leftover light snow falls to start the week after next on Monday, but then we turn warmer for the next three days, Tuesday through Thursday, with above normal temps. This will lead to another significant storm complex around the 15th or 16th.last_img read more