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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

first_imgThe consequences of living bigAs middle-class houses have grown ever larger, two things have happened.First, large houses do take time to maintain. An army of cleaners and other service workers, many of them working for minimal wages, are required to keep the upscale houses in order. In some ways, we have returned to the era of even middle-class households employing low-wage servants, except that today’s servants no longer live with their employers, but are deployed by firms that provide little in the way of wages or benefits.Second, once-public spaces such as municipal pools or recreational centers, where people from diverse backgrounds used to randomly come together, have increasingly become privatized, allowing access only to carefully circumscribed groups. Even spaces that seem public are often exclusively for the use of limited populations. For example, gated communities sometimes use taxpayer funds — money that by definition should fund projects open to the public — to build amenities such as roads, parks or playgrounds that may only be used by residents of the gated community or their guests.Limiting access to amenities has had other consequences as well. An increase in private facilities for the well-off has gone hand-in-hand with a reduction of public facilities available to all, with a reduced quality of life for many.Take swimming pools. Whereas in 1950, only 2,500 U.S. families owned in-ground pools, by 1999 this number had risen to 4 million. At the same time, public municipal pools were often no longer maintained and many were shuttered, leaving low-income people nowhere to swim.Mobility opportunities have been affected, too. For example, 65% of communities built in the 1960s or earlier had public transportation; by 2005, with an increase in multi-car families, this was only 32.5%. A reduction in public transit decreases opportunities for those who do not drive, such as youth, the elderly, or people who cannot afford a car. The better housing crazeThe average single-family home built in the United States in the 1960s or before was less than 1,500 square feet in size. By 2016, the median size of a new, single-family home sold in the United States was 2,422 square feet, almost twice as large. Single-family homes built in the 1980s had a median of six rooms. By 2000, the median number of rooms was seven. What’s more, homes built in the 2000s were more likely than earlier models to have more of all types of spaces: bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, family rooms, dining rooms, dens, recreation rooms, utility rooms and, as the number of cars per family increased, garages.Today, homebuilding companies promote these expanding spaces — large yards, spaces for entertainment, private swimming pools, or even home theaters — as needed for recreation and social events. Ten Ways to Improve a New HomeA Better Way to Encourage Efficient New HomesWhat’s the Definition of ‘Green Building’?Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier Each home a castle?Living better is not only defined as having more space, but also as having more and newer products. Since at least the 1920s, when the “servant crisis” forced the mistress of the house to take on tasks servants had once performed, marketing efforts have suggested that increasing the range of products and amenities in our home will make housework easier and family life more pleasant. The scale of such products has only increased over time.In the 1920s, advertising suggested that middle-class women who had once had servants to do their more odious housework could now, with the right cleaners, be able to easily do the job themselves.By the 1950s, advertisements touted coordinated kitchens as allowing women to save time on their housework, so they could spend more time with their families. More recently, advertisers have presented the house itself as a product that will improve the family’s social standing while providing ample space for family activities and togetherness for the parent couple, all the while remaining easy to maintain. The implication has been that even if our houses get larger, we won’t need to spend more effort running them.In my research, I note that the housework shown — cooking, doing laundry, helping children with their homework — is presented as an opportunity for social engagement or family bonding.Advertisements never mentioned that more bathrooms also mean more toilets to scrub, or that having a large yard with a pool for the kids and their friends means hours of upkeep. RELATED ARTICLES The United States is facing a housing crisis: Affordable housing is inadequate, while luxury homes abound. Homelessness remains a persistent problem in many areas of the country.Despite this, popular culture has often focused on housing as an opportunity for upward mobility: the American Dream wrapped within four walls and a roof. The housing industry has contributed to this belief as it has promoted ideals of “living better.” Happiness is marketed as living with both more space and more amenities.As an architect and scholar who examines how we shape buildings and how they shape us, I’ve examined the trend toward “more is better” in housing. Opulent housing is promoted as a reward for hard work and diligence, turning housing from a basic necessity into an aspirational product.Yet what are the ethical consequences of such aspirational dreams? Is there a point where “more is better” creates an ethical dilemma? Redefining the paradigm“Living better” through purchasing bigger housing with more lavish amenities thus poses several ethical questions.In living in the United States, how willing should we be to accept a system in which relatively opulent lifestyles are achievable to the middle class only through low-wage labor by others? And how willing should we be to accept a system in which an increase in amenities purchased by the affluent foreshadows a reduction in those amenities for the financially less endowed?Ethically, I believe that the American Dream should not be allowed to devolve into a zero-sum game, in which one person’s gain comes at others’ loss. A solution could lie in redefining the ideal of “living better.” Instead of limiting access to space through its privatization, we could think of publicly accessible spaces and amenities as providing new freedoms though opportunities for engaging with people who are different from us and who might thus stretch our thinking about the world.Redefining the American Dream in this way would open us to new and serendipitous experiences, as we break through the walls that surround us. Alexandra Staub is an associate professor of architecture, affiliate faculty, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now This isn’t about money or being acquisitive. There is nothing wrong with either. This is about the mindset of the hustler.The hustler isn’t jealous of what someone else has. They aren’t green with envy. The hustler looks at someone who has what she wants and thinks to herself, “If he can have that, there is no way I can’t do the same.” She isn’t jealous; she’s inspired.The non-hustlers and the slackers look at someone who has a certain level of wealth with envy. They don’t necessarily want what that person has as much as they don’t want them to have it. They don’t believe that it is fair that someone has something that they believe is too much, too good, or out of their reach. This is true even when the non-hustler has more than many.The hustler doesn’t pay attention to the politics of distraction. They aren’t focused on what other people have, even though there are plenty of people who have more than they do. They are focused on developing themselves, hustling, and finding their version of success. This is a day and age when much media attention is focused on the growing disparity between the haves and have-nots, with most of the stories being framed to intimate that the have-nots cannot have more, that someone must take it from them.The non-hustlers and slackers, being envious, wish for someone to take money from other people, mistakenly believing that this will somehow improve their lot in life. They don’t know that this has never proven true. And so they are infected with a mindset that they are powerless to change, that they cannot be more, do more, and in doing so, have more.A hustler redistributes wealth on their own. The hustler knows that by hustling and creating value for others, they capture some of that value themselves. Hustlers weren’t born with last name Rockefeller, Gates, Buffet, or Walton. They’re not jealous of people with that name. They work hard and worry about their own name.  That’s the only thing that they can control, and it’s the only surefire way to do better. Hustlers pull a lot of people up with them, and they’re charitable because they have the means to be.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Flashing a balanced offensive, San Beda turned back Jose Rizal U, 80-66, in the other semifinal match.Pint-sized playmaker Aljun Melecio exploded for 30 points, while Ricci Rivero and Ben Mbala combined for 51 for the Archers. “This is a good game for us, because we learned a lot with having composure with our decision making,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ End of Pacquiao reign is here, Horn claims 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Newcomer Santi Santillan completed a three-point play with 10 seconds remaining to lift UAAP champion La Salle to a thrilling 100-99 victory over Lyceum and forge a title duel with San Beda in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup.A recruit from University of the Visayas, who is set to make his debut in the UAAP this season, Santillan was at the right place at the right time, capping a wild sequence with a lay-up while drawing a foul as the Green Archers survived a gutsy stand by the Pirates, who nearly completed a comeback from 12 points down in the final period at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisementBoth Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin spoke to one another via satellite link this week on social media after it was agreed the two would not meet in person until fight week due to their passionate mutual dislike of each other.Instead, a press conference was broadcast over Facebook this week where both teams sat down and spoke on a number of subjects. One of the more contentious moments was when Canelo was asked what he thought about Golovkin’s keep busy fight last May against Vanes Martirosyan. A bout he won comfortably inside the distance.Canelo had a less than complimentary response, saying it wasn’t even a fight:Golovkin took the fight due to the scheduled rematch with Canelo getting put back to this September after the Mexican boxing star failed a drugs test.The issue of the failed drugs test came up at one point during the satellite conference, to which Canelo responded saying that there is no need to talk about it now as the fight is on and will be a better fight than it would have been last May.The rematch is scheduled for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man killed in Coxs Bazar gunfight

first_imgA suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police near Marine Drive road in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Dil Mohammad, 36, son of Makbul Ahmed of Godarbhil village in the upazila.Police arrested Dil Mohammad from the upazila on Tuesday afternoon, UNB quotes Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station as saying.Later, a team of police along with Dil Mohammad conducted a drive at an abandoned fish enclosure in the area to recover arms and yaba.Sensing the presence of law enforcers Dil Mohammad’s associated opened fire to police and tried to snatch away Dil Mohammad from police, forcing them to fire back.At one stage, Dil Mohammad caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.Six LG gun, 13 cartridges and 7,000 yaba pills were recovered from the spot.According to the human rights organisation, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), at least 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killing was at least 50, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

Black Leadership Classes

first_imgThe Fannie Lou Hamer Black Leadership classes are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Coppin State University. For more information contact Dr. Ken Morgan at 410-951-4187 or see www.upppmaryland.org for more information.last_img

In Memoriam Ocie M Jackson

first_imgBy The AFRO StaffOcie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland.Ocie M. Jackson (Courtesy Photo)She was a native of Oxford, North Carolina born on January 12, 1924 as one of twelve children of the late Pearl Beasley and Arthur Latta. She married James Copening Sr., who preceded her in death.  That union produced a son, James Ronald Copening Jr., in May 1947.Jackson later married Irving McKinley Moore and from that union gave birth to her second son Robert McKinley Moore in September 1957.  In 1967 she married, Robert I. Jackson who preceded her in death in 2005.Jackson worked in upper management for the Department of Defense for nearly four decades until her retirement in 1980.  The highly sensitive nature of the work she did required that she not reveal most of her professional accomplishments.Ocie is survived by her son Robert Moore; grandchildren; Robin, Ronald, Brian, Tony, Allison and Bobby; great-grandchildren, other nieces, nephews and cousins.last_img read more