Long Island Weather Likely Snowy This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New Year’s Day is forecast to end in a winter storm on Long Island, where it is unclear how much precipitation may accumulate and whether it will be snow, sleet or rain.Partly sunny skies in the 30s on New Year’s Eve will drop below freezing Wednesday, when the chance of snow starts after sundown through the next two days, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“Likelihood is increasing for a prolonged period of snow and/or wintry mix late Wednesday night into Friday,” the agency said in a statement. “Several inches of snow are possible…particularly across the interior. Closer to the coast…accumulating snow could be accompanied by a period of sleet and freezing rain.”Snow is expected to start again before 2 p.m. Thursday before changing to a combination of snow, freezing rain and sleet when temps dip to a blustery 22 at night.The chance of snow continues on a windy Friday before mostly sunny skies return Saturday and Sunday, when temps are forecast to hit the 40s.last_img read more

Belgium’s KBC to launch multi-employer pension fund

first_imgKBC emphasised that companies placing their pension fund with KBC Pension Fund Service could keep on playing an active role in the fund and the strategic choices that had to be made.KBC and EBCS would carry out all administration, governance and legal obligations, with KBC Asset Management managing company schemes’ assets, it added. The multi-employer pension fund is to be launched as of 1 January 2020.KBC Insurance has been active on the market for second pillar pensions for decades, offering both collective and individual pension insurance as well as pension insurance for self-employed workers.Hans Verstraete, senior general manager of KBC Insurance and chairman of the KBC Pension Fund Service board of directors, said the multi-employer pension fund completed its range of supplementary pension schemes, and that there had been an “enthusiastic response” from a number of companies. EBCS said it delivered services to more than 25 pension funds in Belgium.KBC was unable to respond to questions from IPE by the time of publication. Belgian insurer KBC has announced it is launching a multi-employer pension fund, aimed at smaller companies that want to outsource their pension obligations.The new fund – KBC Pension Fund Service – would be run in co-operation with Belgian firm Employee Benefit Consulting Services (EBCS), it said.It said that for its new service it would draw on the ample knowledge and experience it had accrued while running its own company pension fund – established in 1942, and one of the largest in Belgium – as well as experience advising its own staff.EBCS’s contribution would focus on information communication technology, actuarial, accounting and payrolling services to pension funds.last_img read more

Verbal commit Dungey becomes only quarterback in Syracuse’s Class of 2015

first_img Published on November 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Lakeridge (Oregon) High School quarterback Eric Dungey verbally committed to Syracuse’s recruiting Class of 2015, he announced via his Twitter account Sunday night.Dungey, a three-star commit according to Scout.com, is the only quarterback in the Orange’s incoming class.The 6-foot-4, 190-pound signal-caller also had offers from Yale, Wyoming, UNLV, Northern Colorado, and more, according to his Scout profile, which also said Dungey made his official visit on Tuesday. Scout ranks Dungey as the 95th best out of all 2015 quarterbacks.On Nov. 15, a post by Lakeridge High School’s Twitter account said Dungey was offered a scholarship by Tim Lester, Syracuse’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, during warm-ups before a second-round playoff game.Dungey could possibly be one of six scholarship quarterbacks the Orange carries next year, if junior Terrel Hunt, sophomores Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson and freshman AJ Long all return and Class of 2014 signee Alin Edouard enrolls in January, like SU head coach Scott Shafer has said he will.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Women’s soccer season roundup: Success achieved through share of Big Ten regular season title, but early departure from conference tournament leaves sour taste

first_imgGoing from concern to resilience to abrupt disappointment, much can be said about the Wisconsin women’s soccer team’s season as a whole.As the teams hangs up their cleats on the 2015 campaign, they can relish in the glory of the regular season conference title, an eight-game winning streak in a competitive Big Ten and a respectable closing record (11-6-3).At the same time, they must own a slow start to the regular season (three wins in first 10 games), back-to-back losses to end their campaign (one of them a first round conference tournament loss) and a failure to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.But the team’s resilience is this season’s key takeaway. Needing to overcome the departures of last year’s graduating seniors, the Badgers were required to get creative, adaptive and tough on both sides of the ball.From the experienced seniors to incoming freshman, everyone got on board and responded to the challenge.Starting on offense, star forwards Cara Walls and Kodee Williams’ departures, who combined to account for half of the team’s 44 goals last season (and 12 game-winners) left a significant void at the forward position with unproven depth to replace it. To help compensate, head coach Paula Wilkins implemented an unconventional offensive scheme dominated by the attacking midfielders.By allowing Rose Lavelle and McKenna Meuer the opportunity to showcase their versatility as scoring threats, the two lead a high-powered aggressive offense that averaged 16 shots per game after a sluggish start to the year. Lavelle especially proved her worth, leading the team with seven goals en route to the only unanimous All-Big Ten selection of the season for any position.It didn’t stop there. As the replacement to all-conference keeper Gen Richard, sophomore Caitlyn Clem came into the season with a lot to prove. With the help of experienced defenders in Molly Laufenberg and Brianna Stelzer, Clem responded to lofty expectations by allowing just 19 goals (0.90 average per game) against 200 shots on the season.Clem is Courtney Clem’s sister, the former starting keeper for Michigan State, and Lauren Clem’s cousin,the current starting keeper for Northwestern. Clem’s six consecutive shutouts during conference play solidified her status among the Big Ten’s best, and likely a good spot at the Thanksgiving dinner table in the process.Clem wasn’t the only player to make a statement in her first year of action on the pitch. The freshmen forwards, especially Steph Fabry and Victoria Pickett, showed a quick transition into the demands of Big Ten play. Managing to score two goals in limited time off the bench this season, Fabry established herself as opportunistic, and should be a fixture in the starting front next season.Alongside her is Pickett, who as a late addition to the team, notched her first point just 55 minutes into her first game. From that point on, Pickett never looked back, providing the offense with a much-needed midseason spark to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. The team will part ways with graduating Canadian star Kinley McNicoll, but with Pickett leading the charge for the next three years, Canada will be well represented in red and white.At the team’s low point of the season, a 4-0 loss to archrival Penn State that dropped them below .500, Wilkins gathered her team around and asked two simple questions:“Who do you want to be? How do you want to go down?”When they hoisted the Big Ten trophy a month later for the first time in 21 years, the answer was clear.Looking at what they have in place for the future, the answer could very well remain the same.last_img read more