Nash Racela rues poor finish in TNT loss to Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “If you study our conferences last year, we were always in the middle of the pack, and we just made a good push toward the playoffs and in the playoffs, so it’s still the same plan,” he said.“Hopefully with what we have now, we can still have a good run towards the playoffs. It will be a tough last three games for us, especially with Gilas coming up. I think we’re going to miss the three guys in at least one game, so it would’ve been nicer if we won today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 LATEST STORIES Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “We talked about execution in the end. On both ends, specifically on defense, we weren’t able to execute in the end,” said Racela after giving his players a long post-game talk inside the Mall of Asia Arena dugout following a 74-72 defeat.“I was asking them what went wrong. I just wanted to hear it from them. We showed them the clips of the last two possessions of Phoenix.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRacela was pertaining to the instances where the Fuel Masters’ tied the game on a 3-pointer by Matthew Wright with 44.1 ticks left and got the lead for good after a baseline bucket by Doug Kramer with exactly three seconds remaining.With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 4-4, tied with the Fuel Masters in fifth place. Racela, however, doesn’t seem worried with his team’s current position. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours TNT head coach Nash Racela cited his team’s poor endgame execution as the major reason for its heartbreaking loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night.The KaTropa were up by three with less than two minutes to go but were unable to protect their lead after going 0-of-3 from the field and failing to make defensive stops to finish the game.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

My observations on issues raised in Dr Hinds’ desultory and disjointed attempt at political…

first_imgDear Editor,Please permit me to respond to Dr Hinds’ December 15, 2019, column in Kaieteur News captioned, “Rejecting the PPP’s twisted narrative”.First, Dr Hinds’ thesis was the PPP is “the worst Government in post-colonial Guyana and the Anglophone Caribbean”. I was hoping for an analysis grounded in the post-colonial Guyanese history looking at the various Guyanese Governments since 1966.At least a cursory comparison of the Burnham era to Hoyte, Jagan to Jagdeo, Jagdeo to Ramotar, and Ramotar to Granger would have been the starting point of such an analysis. Dr Hinds clearly omitted Anglophone Caribbean any analysis of the Caribbean – no mention of Eric Williams, Errol Barrow, Eric Gary, Maurice Bishop, Michael Manley, Edward Seaga, etc.Instead, he went into intellectual hallucination with ethereal visions of “Germany under Hitler, the USA in the era of slavery and segregation, South Africa under apartheid and Europe as colonial masters…” Once again, the public is treated to another helping of Dr Hinds’ poor writing: mediocrity masquerading as scholarship.Secondly, Dr Hinds, through his writings, is posturing as the logical successor to the incompetent demolition expert Walter Rodney. Hinds with his subliminally racist “ethno-racial” paradigm might actually be the successor to the “Pan-Africanist.” Instead of promulgating a national policy to benefit all Guyanese, Hinds focuses narrowly on his ethnic group.What Guyanese need is a “Guyanese nationalist” – someone who places the nation’s interest above party, racial, and religious interests.Thirdly, Dr Hinds tries assiduously to portray the WPA as some sort of entity that was “post-racial.” In fact, Rodney and WPA’s success was the pure distillate of the toxic Guyanese racial mix. Indians and other ethnic groups did not gravitate to Rodney and the WPA based on an economic platform.Rather, the question facing the disaffected PNC base: Who was the more acceptable alternative to Burnham? Rodney or Jagan? Based on Hinds’ “ethno-racial” paradigm, Rodney was the more racially palatable candidate for the disaffected PNC base. The urban PPP supporters were disappointed by Jagan and the PPP’s inability to advocate for their interest.In an expression of hopelessness – “anybody but Burnham” they cast their lot with Rodney because they believed that the army and political leadership would not permit Jagan/PPP to govern.Rodney’s death and the emergence of Rupert Roopnaraine was an anathema to the “disaffected PNC” support of the WPA. Hence, they returned to the folds of the PNC. Analogously, the “disappointed PPP” supporters viewed Roopnaraine as weak and ineffectual and they returned to the PPP.Fourthly, Dr Hinds humorously reminds me of Donald Trump who sees Obama as the bogeyman for everything wrong. Similarly, Hinds has the same affliction – Jagdeo is the bogeyman. Hinds asserts, “many Indians [give] thanks to Jagdeo and the Phantom groups.” Hinds has no idea of the many Indians he professes to make intelligible to the reading public. Many credit Roger Khan with countering the “criminals, freedom fighters and hustlers”.These are my observations to some of the issues raised in Dr Hinds’ desultory and disjointed attempt at political analysis.Sincerely,Roger Allylast_img read more

LHC to complete ophthalmology centre this year

first_img— plugs dialysis treatment into 2017 budgetChief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Dr Farouk Riyasat, has made the call for dialysis treatment, improvement in laboratory services, as well as some level of infrastructural upgrade at the medical institution. He made the call while delivering the 2016-2017 projections of the LHC during a consultation last week. In his projections, Dr Riyasat outlined several plans and areas in which improvements were needed at the LHC, which also comprises the Upper Demerara Hospital at Wismar, Linden, and the Kwakwani Hospital, Upper Berbice River.In his presentation, the CEO established the need for dialysis and oncology treatment centres, noting that there is staff who specialise in the oncology area and who have undergone training at the Georgetown Public Hospital; however, he said there is no room available for patients to receive chemotherapy. Due to this, he said patients would have to travel to Georgetown, which results in additional costs.“Dialysis treatment, this is very vital. We have had a proposal that I have presented to our LHC Board for consideration and we are all in agreement that we need at least to start with two beds for our patients to have dialysis done. Many patients who are going to Georgetown spend a lot of money privately to have the dialysis done, in transportation costs… so we are pursuing this aggressively… this also will be going into the budget for 2017… It is for us now to make sure as early as possible an oncology treatment centre, where those patients who are seen and discharged be treated right here as we have the staff and professionals”, the CEO noted. This year, Dr Riyasat noted, will see the completion of an operating theatre at former LHC for ophthalmology surgery, as well as another eye care ward for post ophthalmology patients.He also revealed the limitations as it relates to laboratory services due to unavailability of equipment and training. The establishment of a psychiatric ward will also be plugged into the 2017 budget, the CEO stated.Other areasDr Riyasat also pointed to the need to acquire two more specialists at the Hospital Complex, with one being an emergency medicine specialist. He said a proposal was sent to US Embassy for the setting up of a library and computer laboratory in the LHC lecture room for staff to conduct research, workplace training, data storage and analysis.This year, the CEO said extending the emergency unit and rehabilitation department is being looked at, at the Upper Demerara Hospital, in addition to upgrades to the laboratory, since there is need for a wider spectrum of tests to be done with regards to diagnostics. He added that there are issues with water pressure, storage and availability at the Upper Demerara Hospital and the LHC will be seeking to obtain a 20,000-gallon water reservoir below or above the surface, so that water can be pumped from the Guyana Water Inc mainline to water tanks. The CEO said since the Upper Demerara Hospital is situated on a hill, the water pressure takes a longer time to store. This, he noted, was also placed in the 2017 budget. Dr Riyasat also stressed the need for a 24-hour ambulance service at the Upper Demerara Hospital. He said presently there is an unavailability of drivers and requests were sent to the Public Health Ministry to employ more drivers. He also noted that suitable accommodation is needed to accommodate technical staff, such as laboratory technicians. The CEO further stressed the need for integrated services to avoid numerous additional visits by patients.This year, he said the Linden Hospital Complex will also be looking at the instillation of switchboards, the construction of an incinerator, and to have a stretch of road asphalted from the gate to hospital entrance. Repairs will also be done to ceiling and roof of the Upper Demerara Hospital.last_img read more

World Breastfeeding Week: Show support to mums who breastfeed in public

first_imgThis week is World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (1-7 August) and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to show support for mums who breastfeed in public.The theme for the week, which is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, is “A Key to Sustainable Development” – highlighting how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about valuing wellbeing from the very start of life, respecting each other, caring for the world we share and making best use of our resources.Janet Calvert, Regional Breastfeeding Lead for the PHA, said: “From the moment a mother starts to breastfeed, both baby and mum will begin to feel the benefits to their health and wellbeing.”“Research shows that breastfed babies statistically tend to be healthier than bottle-fed babies and have a generally lower risk of ear, chest, stomach, kidney and urinary infections. They also have a lower risk overall of allergies, type 2 diabetes, obesity, childhood cancers and sudden infant death (cot death).” “Mums who breastfeed are at a statistically lower risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers and osteoporosis.”To help show community support for breastfeeding mums, the PHA created the Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme. Over 400 businesses, council facilities and popular tourist attractions have signed up to the initiative to show their support for breastfeeding mums.More information can be found on the Public Health Agency’s website or on www.breastfeeding.ie World Breastfeeding Week: Show support to mums who breastfeed in public was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:babybreastfeedinghealthMOTHERlast_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS OVERCOME LIFFORD CELTIC

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 8, 11, 21, 22. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Gerry Lambe, Stranorlar.Next weeks jackpot is €1150. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Rovers were away to Lifford Celtic on Sunday and they came home with all 3 points thanks to goals from Leo Gallagher and Benny McLaughlin in a 2-1 win. They are away again this Sunday with a trip to Cranford Park to take on Cranford F.C. who beat Donegal Town 4-1 on Sunday. Kick off 2pm. Senior training is on Wednesday evening. Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s played Swilly Rovers on Saturday in the FAI Cup in Swilly Park and got a great result winning 2-0. Conor Laverty and Matthew Griffin on target for Cappry.There is no game this weekend.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’s The under 16’s had their game against Lagan Harps rescheduled for Tuesday evening at Cappry Park with kick off at 7.30pm. Come out and support the lads.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sThe under 14’s were back in league action again this evening (Monday) where the put in a great performance beating Lagan Harps 9-0 with Jamie Murray (2), Kieran Neeson (2), Niall Gallen (2), Alex McGeehan (2) and Joel Bradley Walsh all on target for Cappry.They have a free weekend this weekend. Training at 6pm, Cappry Park on Wednesday.The U14 reserves got their league campaign of to the perfect start with a 3-0 win over Lurgy Celtic in Kilmacrennan on Sunday. In a game that Cappry Crusaders controlled throughout Thomas McMenamin grabbed himself a hatrick.Next up is a home game against Letterkenny Crusaders on Sunday.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sThe U12’s had a free weekend but are back in action again on Saturday with a trip to Killygordon to play Curragh Athletic.This year Cappry were able to put 2 teams into the Letterkenny 1st division and they kicked off their season over the weekend. 1st up were the Cappry Crusaders who played Ballyraine Celtic and were very unlucky to get beat 1-0 on Saturday. They hit the woodwork on numerous occasions.They are away this weekend to play Letterkenny Utd.On Sunday it was the turn of the Cappry Colts and they got off to a dream start with a 6-2 win over Bonagee Athletic with Eoin McGonagle (4), and Eoin Stewart (2) grabbing the goals.Next up is another home game against Lurgy Celtic at the weekend.Times for both games to be confirmed.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGLast chance!!!Cappry Rovers are starting a Last Man Standing competition based on Premier league games starting with the fixtures on the 1st week of November.Anybody interested can get coupons by contacting Danny (087 7797581), Jamie (087 7524128) or any of the coaches. All coupons to be in by 7pm, Friday 31st.Good luck to all.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS OVERCOME LIFFORD CELTIC was last modified: October 28th, 2014 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:Cappry Rovers noteslast_img read more

Everton hit with £500k fine and ban on signing young players

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “In certain cases, it was found that the club provided false information to the League when questions had previously been raised about the circumstances in which Academy players registered with the club.“The club will pay a fine of £500,000 and will be banned for two years from registering any Academy player who has been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months. The club will also pay additional compensation payments to the former clubs of two Academy players.”Everton have accepted the punishment and apologised for breaching academy player recruitment rules.A club statement said: “Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Everton have been slapped with a £500,000 fine and have also been banned from signing some academy players for two years after admitting to offering inducements to players and their families.The club have been sanctioned by the Premier League and are now unable to snap up young players who have been registered with another top flight or EFL club in the previous 18 months. Latest Football News ADVICE MONEY 2 It’s not clear which player was offered the inducements or who made the offer Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury This came after the Toffees launched an internal investigation when presented with an allegation of wrongdoing.A statement from the governing body said: “The Premier League has sanctioned Everton FC for breaching academy player recruitment rules.“The Premier League received evidence alleging that Everton Academy staff offered inducements to a player and his family to encourage the player to register with the club.“When presented with this information, Everton immediately admitted the allegations and set up its own internal inquiry which established that similar misconduct had occurred in relation to six other Academy players. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED no dice Everton conducted an internal investigation and have cooperated with the Premier League “In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.“We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 2 REVEALED last_img read more

As Iraq war hits new milestone, families grieve

first_imgChristi Larsen misses hearing her son’s voice waft through their Canyon Country home. Bob Slocum misses his son’s smile, the window that let his soft heart shine through his tough-guy demeanor. Melanie House misses sitting next to her husband on the couch, falling asleep next to him each night and raising their 10-month-old son together. On Tuesday, the U.S. lost its 2,000th service member in the Iraq war. To their loved ones, the fallen are much more than names on a list. They’re husbands and sons, wives and daughters, They are voices that used to call from the next room and lips that used to kiss good night. “It just breaks my heart that there’s more than one,” Slocum said. “My heart’s just broken for those 2,000 families. “I’m a proud dad that my son was doing what he was doing. We’ll be forever grateful that he was out there protecting my freedom.” With thousands of soldiers still in Iraq, many parents still live in fear of that fateful knock on the door. Jerry Pennington of Van Nuys said he still remembers flipping back and forth between the Super Bowl and CNN a few years ago, when he saw that a soldier had been killed in Belat, Iraq, the town where his son, Wes, was stationed. “I went into shock,” Pennington said. “I didn’t hear from Wes for three days. Finally, he called me and told me there was a mortar attack at 3 a.m.” Army Cpl. Wes Pennington, now 27, survived the mortar attack with minor wounds and returned home from a year-long tour of duty, but he has orders to return to Iraq next month for another one-year tour. “I’m scared to death,” Jerry Pennington said. “You try not to watch TV, because you don’t want to see what’s going on. You don’t want to answer the phone. You’re constantly looking out your window for two soldiers to walk up to your front door. “It’s an ongoing fear. It never goes away.” Melanie House remembers when the soldiers came to her door last Jan. 26. She was holding her 4-week-old son when she opened her front door to find five uniformed soldiers. “There’s no need to explain why they’re there,” said House, who lost her 28-year-old husband, Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House. “When these people come to your door, you know why they’re there. It’s every military wife’s nightmare.” In the nine months since her husband’s death, House has become an avid anti-war activist. She held a candlelight vigil in support of Cindy Sheehan in August, and she’s planning another vigil tonight in honor of the 2,000 fallen soldiers. “Two thousand isn’t just a number,” House said. “My family, my son, myself, we’ll never be the same because we lost John. It’s important to ask the question, how many more? Are we going to reach 3,000? 4,000? Who knows?” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We haven’t moved on, and I don’t think we ever will,” said Christi Larsen, whose 19-year-old son, Pfc. Cole Larsen, died in a vehicle accident in Baghdad on Nov. 13, 2004. “You raise your children to be strong and to be independent thinkers, and when they decide they want to join the military, you just want to wrap them up and put them in a corner and keep them safe. “My son believed in what he did. He was only 19, but he knew the risks. I support it even more now than before.” After learning of the 2,000th American death on the radio, Christi Larsen said she planned to spend her Tuesday night the same way she’s spent just about every Tuesday night for more than 10 months – in an Internet chat room, talking with the relatives of other fallen American soldiers. “Usually there are about 10 or 15 of us,” Larsen said. “There have been some newcomers lately.” Members of the Slocum family held a candlelight vigil on Monday for 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Ricky Slocum, who died in a vehicle crash near Abu Ghuraib exactly one year earlier. On Tuesday, Bob Slocum thought about the thousands of families that must endure a year like he’s had. last_img read more

TD Mac LOCHLAINN: ‘I WILL NEVER DEMONISE IRA VOLUNTEERS’

first_imgDONEGAL TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has today issued a new statement in the row over the conflict in the North.The Inishowen man spoke out after his appearance on Tonight with Vincent Browne in the wake of the controversial Smithwick Tribunal report. Sinn Fein faced criticism for failing to condemn the killings of two senior RUC officers.“Apparently some have misinterpreted my comments that the Vincent Browne Tonight programme I participated in last Wednesday night was a “stitch up” of four against one (including the presenter) on an emotive issue like the war in the Six Counties as withdrawing from the comments I made,” said the TD in a statement today. “My full interview on Highland Radio was not aired due to the death of Nelson Mandela. Had it been, it would be clear that I was not withdrawing at all. I will never participate in the criminalisation and demonisation of the young men and women who fought in the IRA in the most recent conflict from the late 60s to the 90s.“I will also not hesitate to challenge the rank hypocrisy of those who venerate the 1916 rising leaders and the IRA of the War of Independence while criminalising those they abandoned to what was an apartheid state and who fought against it for the dignity and equality of their people.“Their hypocrisy is evident again with the passing of the great Nelson Mandela,” he added.Donegal Daily’s report from Wednesday night is here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2013/12/05/td-mac-lochlainn-in-tv-battle-over-ruc-officer-killings/  TD Mac LOCHLAINN: ‘I WILL NEVER DEMONISE IRA VOLUNTEERS’ was last modified: December 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:IRAPadraig Mac LochlainnSinn FeinSmithwick reportTonight with Vincent Brownelast_img read more

Blues leave Crabs shell-shocked in 13-1 rout

first_imgThe San Luis Obispo Blues certainly gave plenty of what its namesake suggests Friday night, dismantling the Humboldt Crabs 13-1 at the Arcata Ball Park.And no Crabbie got it worse than starting pitcher Josh Mollerus.He started off strong, striking out the first two Blues’ batters he faced Friday night before forcing the third Blues batter he saw to ground out and end the inning.Same deal in the second. After walking the first batter he faced Mollerus and the Crabs finished off the frame with …last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 26, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  We squeeze out another mostly dry day across Ohio today, with sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Moisture is moving east, though ,coming out of Illinois this morning and it will take all day to spread across Indiana. This will put scattered rain showers into western and NW Ohio overnight tonight. The moisture then spreads across the rest of the state through tomorrow and into the early part of Thursday.  Rain and thunderstorm action should trigger .25”-1.5” of rain over 100% of the state. There are very good chances of strong thunderstorms and a threat of severe weather. We will need those to see precipitation totals get up toward the higher end of the range.We dry down Thursday midday and will stay dry for the following 4 days in a row. That means we have sunny and dry weather in the forecast for Friday through Sunday. Temps will build to slightly above normal levels but will not be overly hot.Scattered showers and thunderstorms develop overnight Sunday night into Monday, starting in NW Ohio and then spreading east and sagging south. This will bring rains to the entire state for the period from Sunday overnight through Tuesday midday. Rain totals will be from a quarter to three quarters of an inch with coverage at 80% of the state. Clouds break later Tuesday, but only for a short time.For the Independence Day holiday on the 4th, we are going to have to increase our rain chances this morning. It looks like the minor front we had been looking for on the 5th has decided to speed up slightly and arrive for the 4th. Moisture totals are not impressive, perhaps a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but we can’t say we stay completely dry either. So, just be away of the minor action.We are then dry for the 5th through the 8th.Changes in the extended 11-16 day window means we are looking at our front there to shift back to the 9th, allowing for .1”-.5” to develop over the eastern corn belt, and coverage will be around 70%. A strong high still will try to develop by the end of the 16-day window, and that would promote a dry stretch into mid-month.Temperatures today will stay below normal, but tomorrow through the rest of the 10-day period, we will be a bit above normal. There is not significant heat, as we mentioned above, but we think that highs will average about 2-4 degrees above normal for this time of year as we flip the calendar into July and go through the holiday weekend.Our general sentiment is unchanged this morning. We still think this pattern still brings timely moisture, but just not as much of it the farther out we go. At right is an updated map of cumulative 10-day rains for the region.last_img read more