Louisiana braces for another hurricane as Zeta barrels in
Miami (AFP) - Hurricane Zeta was set to slam the southern United States Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and storm surges to Louisiana, which has been hit repeatedly during a busy hurricane season.Zeta, packing sustained winds of 90 miles (150 kilometers) per hour, has strengthened and is predicted to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana before moving along the Mississippi coast.The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning that covered New Orleans, and said a "life-threatening storm surge and strong winds (were) expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast."New Orleans ...
Tech Q&A: Making Google Calendar sync with Android tablet, phone
Q: I having trouble syncing the Google Calendar across three devices, a Dell Windows 10 desktop PC, a Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet computer and a Samsung Galaxy A50 phone.A new calendar event entered on the PC or tablet shows up on all the devices, but a new event added on the phone doesn’t show up on the other two. However, a calendar event deleted on the phone is deleted from the other two. What should I do?— Bob Lockwood, New Brighton, Minn.A: Syncing the Google Calendar between a PC and two Android devices can be complicated, because the Android settings can interfere. Here are the settings...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Zeta forecast to be a Category 1 again as warnings issued from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle
MIAMI — Zeta weakened back into a tropical storm overnight and is forecast to re-strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane by the time it approaches the northern Gulf Coast Wednesday, prompting hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm warnings from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.A few tornadoes may also be possible Wednesday over southeastern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle, according to the National Hurricane Center.Forecasters expect Zeta will make landfall somewhere between Morgan City, Louisiana, and the Mississippi-Alabama border, which were placed under...
Zeta is now a Category 1 hurricane
MIAMI — Zeta is now a Category 1 hurricane, prompting tropical storm and hurricane watches from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle ahead of a Wednesday landfall.As of 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Zeta is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph with higher gusts, according to the hurricane center. The storm is about 90 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and its hurricane-force winds extend 25 miles out from the center, while its tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.Forecasters expect the storm will pick up speed and see additi...
Jazz pianist Butch Thompson celebrates new album while battling memory loss and hand disease
MINNEAPOLIS — Pianist Butch Thompson is happy. He’s so sanguine that, in the course of an hourlong telephone conversation, he said “happy,” “glad” or “lucky” so many times that he almost sounded giddy.The mustachioed Minnesota jazz institution is happy because he made his return to the concert stage last weekend for the first time since February. He’s glad because he’s celebrating a new album with the Southside Aces. He’s lucky (his word) and grateful (his wife’s word) because he still gets to play piano for people even though he’s dealing with two debilitating challenges: memory loss that he’...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Colorado Initiative Would Further Limit Access in Middle America’s ‘Abortion Desert’
Colorado voters are deciding a ballot question that seeks to limit how far into pregnancy an abortion can be legally performed. While the measure would change the law only in Colorado, it would resonate throughout the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest amid an intensifying national fight, fueled by a Supreme Court vacancy, over the future of abortion.In 1967 — six years before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision protected the right to an abortion in the U.S. — Colorado became the first state to pass a law widening access to legal abortion. More than 50 years later, it remains one of just s...
Kaiser Health News
Alaina Getzenberg: Panthers missed a 65-yard field goal, but 1 stat sums up loss to Saints
NEW ORLEANS — Coming into the Panthers’ first season under head coach Matt Rhule, a simple offseason analysis of the team pointed to an offense with potential under coordinator Joe Brady’s direction and a defense with a lot of young players that would need to develop as the year progressed.Leading up to the Panthers’ Week 7 NFC South contest in New Orleans, the defense had over-delivered in multiple games while the offense struggled to find consistency.Against the Saints, Teddy Bridgewater had one of his best games as a Panther in his return to New Orleans, but the defense’s inability to get o...
The Charlotte Observer
Tropical Storm Zeta puts 2020 hurricane season in the record books; path includes part of Florida Panhandle
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A portion of the Florida Panhandle is in the latest forecast track for Tropical Storm Zeta, the storm that put the 2020 hurricane season in the record books as only the second year in history to see 27 named storms.Zeta formed in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, just south of western Cuba, from the former Tropical Depression 28, which emerged Saturday evening in the western Caribbean.In rain-battered South Florida, the one-two punch of recent king tides and heavy rainfall has already caused coastal flooding woes and rough seas for boaters. Although Zeta remains hundreds of mi...
Fantasy football Week 7: Start and sit
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to roll, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins continues to reel and Tampa Bay’s defense continues to wreak havoc. Here’s a look back at Week 6’s games:———WEEK 6 RECAPTitans 42, Texans 36 (OT): Ryan Tannehill’s 16-game pace: 4,378 passing yards and 42 passing touchdowns against only six interceptions. Toss in another 246 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns for good measure. Tannehill is a top-five fantasy quarterback who has earned our trust against an elite defense like Pittsburgh.Colts 31, Bengals 27: Joe Burrow had zero passing touchdowns for th...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Anthony Mackie reveals why filming in Louisiana was a bittersweet experience
Anthony Mackie found shooting 'Synchronic' in Louisiana to be a bittersweet experience.The 42-year-old actor stars alongside Jamie Dornan in the sci-fi horror film, but he's jokingly described filming the movie in his home state as "the worst experience you could ever have".He explained on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon': "When I'm shooting a movie in New Orleans, I'm the rich cousin, and I'm the youngest cousin, so when my cousins pull up they pull up."So we're shooting one night on the river and my cousin pull up with his barbecue grill on the back of his truck fully going. And you ...