NWS: Today’s High Near 69; Tonight’s Low Around 46

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 69 with patchy fog before 10 a.m., otherwise, sunny and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Bellone’s Message To Protestors

first_imgSuffolk County Executive Steve Bellone had a message to Commack protestors: “do it safely.”“You have every right to get out there and protest. I respect that. But do it safely,” Bellone urged. “Deliver the message safely — do it in a way it will protect yourself and other people.”Residents held up signs and blared car horns, most not wearing masks or staying six feet apart, demanding the state reopen the economy.“We know we need to reopen the economy, but we need to do it safely,” Bellone said. “We’re working with village mayors and supervisors on how they will reopen. The goal is to reopen in a coordinated way.”Nassau, Westchester, and Suffolk counties announced they will work together to do so.“We are making progress for hitting the key metrics,” Bellone said.The supervisors discussed syncing the timing of opening beaches, parks, and other facilities in order to ensure the variation between towns doesn’t lead to a surge in crowding at one location due to closure at [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Luton beamback nearing capacity

first_imgLee Johnson’s side will be backed by a sold out away end at Kenilworth Road, with the Robins’ full allocation of 1,032 tickets snapped up in just two hours by season card holders.City head to Luton Town in their first game back following the two-week international break and they will be looking to build on recent form, which has seen the team go on a 10 league match unbeaten run.The club has received approval to hold a beamback in Ashton Gate’s Sports Bar & Pizzeria for the game, which kicks-off at 3pm.Both VIP packages have sold out, but standing room is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 1pm and entry is free for supporters. Fans are advised that people will be turned away once capacity has been reached. Supporters are therefore encouraged to turn up early to avoid disappointment.It’s the club’s first beamback of the 2019/20 campaign.last_img read more

LSU’s Steele remains friends with Chavis despite suit

first_imgNew LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, right, speaks during a press conference in January.New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, right, speaks during a press conference in January.BATON ROUGE – New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele finds himself in a peculiar position after replacing lifelong best friend John Chavis following the 2015 season.Steele is employed by the school that is suing Chavis, who is in turn suing LSU, in breach of contract lawsuits that have been swirling since February. LSU claims Chavis owes it a $400,000 buyout for breaking his contract and accepting the job as Texas A&M’s defensive coordinator soon after LSU completed the 2014 season.Chavis claims in his lawsuit that he does not owe LSU $400,000 and that LSU owes him $200,000 for unpaid vacation time and bonus compensation. He also claims his contract was altered by LSU officials – a similar claim made by former LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis.The two sides have been squabbling over where a possible trial should he held – in Brazos County, Texas, where Texas A&M is located, or in East Baton Rouge Parish, where LSU is located. On Friday, state district court judge Travis Bryan III of Brazos County dismissed the lawsuit, which means it will be decided in Baton Rouge, and LSU officials claimed victory. No trial date or other upcoming court dates have been set.“LSU is very happy with the result, and we believe it is the correct result,” LSU attorney Bob Barton told the Baton Rouge Advocate Friday.Baton Rouge attorney Jill Craft, who specializes in discrimination litigation, is representing Chavis and maintains LSU’s contract is null and void because of tampering.“The lack of a valid contract is my client’s strength,” Craft told Gannett Louisiana on Friday.Craft defended former LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis in another recent lawsuit against LSU that involved Minnis’ contract. Craft and Minnis claimed LSU officials referred to certain policies as existing in Minnis’ contract when they did not. Minnis’ lawsuit was later dismissed, however.Craft plans on deposing members of LSU’s athletic department involved with Chavis’ contract as well as LSUJ football coaches during the upcoming season.“I am looking forward to taking depositions in the fall,” she said.Texas A&M plays at LSU on Nov. 28 to end the 2015 regular season.“We haven’t talked about it,” Steele said at LSU’s Media Day Sunday when asked about Chavis’ lawsuit. “We talk frequently, but we talk like we’ve always talked. We don’t get into that kind of stuff.”Steele, 57, and Chavis, 58, grew up near one another in Dillon, South Carolina, went to high school together and were roommates at Tennessee, where each played on the football team for Coach Johnny Majors in the late 1970s. They still communicate, sometimes on a weekly basis.“There is no secret that Chief and I are best friends,” Steele said. “We’re like brothers – literally grew up together, went to college together, and we’ve stayed close all along. All our families are that way. It’s not just us. It’s our two families. Because of that, it does allow me a little extra advantage if I’ve got a question about something or even how something works. There’s been a time or two that I’ve said, ‘Hey, John, what is this? What should I expect here?’”Steele is not concerned about talking to a future opponent – a future Southeastern Conference West opponent or a possible future LSU opponent in a courtroom.“No, because we don’t talk X’s and O’s stuff,” he said. “We’ll talk about certain things because it’s no secret. I know his package. He knows what I’ve done. So for we can talk about things and not say, ‘Well, that’s a secret,’ because we’ve talked about it all for too long. It’s not a secret.”Steele has also made no secret about the fact that he will not be changing much of the scheme of Chavis’ defense, which finished No. 1 in the SEC in total defense and pass defense last season and No. 9 and No. 3 in those categories nationally, respectively. Chavis, who has routinely fielded some of the best defenses in the SEC and the nation at LSU since 2010, left LSU when athletic director Joe Alleva did not give him a raise from $1.3 million a year to $1.7 million a year, which would have matched the highest paid defensive coordinator in the nation – Auburn’s Will Muschamp.“It’s not like it was broke,” Steele said. “I mean I wasn’t hired to come in here and fix something that was broke. This defense was pretty good. And so it’s easier for me to adapt to the players. They have a lot of things on their plate already, and for me to change 53 guys? No.”Steele plans on continuing to talk to Chavis regularly – even during the season when time allows. There are currently no NCAA rules on the books about coaches from rival schools talking frequently.“They’ve passed a lot of things in the NCAA, but they haven’t banned friendship conversation yet,” Steele said.SCRIMMAGE SATURDAY: The Tigers practiced Friday morning and will hold their second scrimmage of the preseason beginning at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium. LSU is expected to scrimmage again on Tuesday. The season opens on Sept. 5 when the No. 13 Tigers host McNeese State.Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.com/last_img read more

Kevin Hart goes mobile with ‘Action Scene’ series

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Kevin Hart will star in the upcoming action series Action Scene for the new mobile video platform Quibi, according to Deadline.The series is based on opening scene of his 2016 concert film Kevin Hart: What Now? and will feature the Hart playing, “a fictionalized version of himself on a quest to land the action-movie role of a lifetime,” Quibi explains.The description continues: “After being rejected for the role, Kevin randomly encounters a leading A-List action movie star. Their meeting inadvertently sets off a chain of events that force Hart to fight his way through a series of over-the-top action sequences with the help of some of Hollywood’s biggest action movie heroes.” Hart will next be seen in the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more