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Ne-oh William Releases Hit Single after Recent ‘Best Pop Song Of The Year’ Award…

first_imgNe-Oh William (front). The lyrics to ‘Live your life’ were composed to inspire the poor and those being oppressed.Award winning international Pop Dancehall artist Ne-oh William has been putting in a lot of work, most especially since the late multi-talented Quincy B passed away in 2017. And there is a reason why we’re mentioning this.He recently released a certified single track called ‘Live Your Life’ ft JUPITER (award winning dancehall superstar from Ghana) and produced by BRAINY BEATZ, a well known award winning Producer and member of the HIGH GRAIN FAMILY (HGF), led by the living legend SAMINI.The song has already landed itself on Sierra Top 10 and is considered to be ‘a bombshell in the music industry,’ by critics. Its catchy, starts off popish and later transforms itself into a bit of reggae ragga flow.“Live your life, live your life, live your life/ don’t let nobody under rate you…”‘Live your life’ has quickly become a hit track around the Globe and is being premiered in Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, America and Europe. The song’s network is quickly expanding and expected to rotate in Nigeria and South Africa as well.According to Team Ne-oh William, Quincy B was associated with Standout Entertainment GH, headquartered in Volta Region.The lyrics to ‘Live your life’ were composed to inspire the poor and those being oppressed.“And also to pave way for the ‘big’ homecoming tour by Team Ne-oh William and Quincy B coming soon,” he shared.“Ne-oh William and Leroy P Banong and our team are planning a homecoming soon to meet the fans and the rest of our team. We hope to get support from everyone in the industry to make MAMA LIBERIA proud,” he added.Since LIB Life last interviwed the pop/dancehall artist, there has been a lot of positive changes and improvement in his career.Replaced behind the once baggy jeans and dancehall presena is now a more grounded artist who knows exactly what he wants out of the industry.Ne-oh William has pushed out some really good hits like ‘ALERT’ Ft King Ali Ababa (Jamaican Dancehall Superstar), ’TURN UP’ Ft Quincy B (the young legend R.I.P), ‘MONEY BEEN CALLING’ Ft Soulfresh (L.I.B superstars) ‘LOVE IS COVER DIFFERENT’ (migraine Riddim by Brainy Beatz), ‘BABY SHAKE’, ‘TAKE ME TO YOUR MAMA’, and the list goes.Ne-oh William was nomianted by the Liberian Music Awards (LMA) two years ago and recently won Best Pop Song of the month and later to Best Pop Song of the Year by Akademia on April 19, 2018, adding himself to the list of Liberians who have also won Akademia awards in the past.Douk De Lib, won himself the Akademia Music Award for ‘Best World Beat Music Video’ in December 2015. DJMWB, Lester David, also won the 2016 Akademia awards for best Rap/Soul Artist for his hit single “Self Made” in Los Angeles, California.The Akademia is a premier artist recognition and development firm that owns and operates a vast network of radio stations, press syndicates, video channels and other media sites designed to take artists from relative obscurity to commercial success.The Akademia award 2018 described Ne-oh William as “having the kind of vocals that could render just about any song in oeuvre with immaculate tonality.”Its radio division sent Ne-oh a notation saying, “your song ‘Put In Work’, has continued to receive an increasing positive response in its latest months on rotation at various radio stations. We recently met with our program directors to discuss your single and are pleased to inform you that we’ve secured rotation of your song, ‘Put In Work’, on the following additional 15 radio stations starting April 1.”Meanwhile, LIB Life asked Ne-oh William about his once ‘close’ relationship with the late QB. Ne-oh can be heard in all of the outro of his recent songs tributing Liberia’s fallen star.According to Ne-oh, he put his career “on the side and planned to push the late QB by placing him first in everything” he did, before the lad passed.“He was like a brother to me and it wasn’t just about the music thing, I cared about everything that had to do with him. We always checked on each other if we didn’t hear from each other,”“the morning he passed, we spoke that night, i told him I was going to the coffee store and would call him back.I was in shocked because i never saw his death coming and never got an answer when i did,” Ne-oh sadly recalled.Ne-oh’s social media pages showed the artist being rushed to the hospital after getting the news that his music partner had passed away. Their relationship was that ‘strong’.“We had the same mind, the same vision and how we wanted our music to sound and what we wanted to do for the Liberian industry as musicians,”Not to mention that the two were ‘very good’ friends, Neoh says the late QB was not just that, but they inspired one another on a daily basis, mustering ways to dominate the market.“I was working on a lot of things and was planning on sending him some beats to cook up some more songs. Everything that is happening now in my career was supposed to be headed by Quincy B. All the music, promotion, and our songs playing in other countries,”Eveeyone knows Quincy B had a bright future and the dream he had for his career was a big one.Ne-oh says he tried to help the late QB’s dreams come true.“I took advantage of my financials to help him out, even though there were other people helping, but it still wasn’t enough for the kind of things he wanted to accomplish,“We shared the same beats, instrumentals and shared the same idea on promotions and getting play. That’s why I wanted to get him to Ghana so we could start the same movement. Even though he worked with people, he had his own label called Team Quincy B and I have my own, Team Ne-oh, so we joined it together and have members in Liberia.“He was planning to switch to afro-dancehall music because we wanted to get people into the dancehall music and that was the whole thing. He will be forever missed,” added the star.Ne-oh William and Leroy P Banong his right hand man and partner, are now dedicated to taking Liberian dancehall music international and has done that with his recent hit track.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pilot made no distress call in final moments – GCAA

first_imgFatal plane crash at Eteringbang– investigator on location, number of factors being probedBY JARRYL BRYANWith an investigation underway into the two plane crashes in the vicinity of the Eteringbang airstrip in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni region, it has emerged that in his final moments, late Roraima Airways Pilot Colin Winston Martin did not make any distress calls as his plane went down.According to Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field, the only report he received of the pilot’s last words was when he radioed in to report that he was about to land at Eteringbang. Field was also asked about preliminary results from the investigations.“We have none. I can only give you a brief. The first accident took place while the aircraft was on approach,” Field related. “And the second accident took place after the aircraft took off from the runway. We do not have any findings as yet, but we are hoping for a definite position as to what caused the accidents.”“We have to look at a number of areas. We have to look at the equipment. We have to look at the weather conditions. We have to look at the human factors and as we drill down, we will be able to ascertain what the cause of the accident was,” he continued.However, he ruled out the age of the aircraft in both incidents being a factor in the crashes. Fields pointed to the system used by the GCAA to assess whether an aircraft is air worthy. He explained that the process for an aircraft to receive its certificate of air worthiness involves inspection of the aircraft by the GCAA.“What the Authority concerns itself about is the quality of the maintenance,” he related. “And that’s the reason why we have inspectors who go out and undertake surveillance exercises and also ensuring the personnel within the organisation are properly certified.”The Director General noted that aircraft parts have varying expiry dates. And when these parts have to be replaced, operators have strict codes that they have to adhere to.Injured pilot Dominique WaddellLate pilot Colin Martin“We do not allow substitute parts on the aircraft. We do not allow parts which were made by persons other than the manufacturer. Only genuine parts are placed on the aircraft. And that is only part of the inspection, to ensure that parts are changed and they are genuine or new parts.”He noted that operators have no choice but to comply with these directives from the GCAA. Failure to do so, he said, could lead to the revocation of the license of the operator. However he said that action such as this has not yet been taken because of the minor nature of current infractions.On July 25, 2017, Martin, a former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer who held the rank of Major, was killed after the aircraft he was piloting took a nosedive into thick vegetation around the Eteringbang Airstrip.The 40-year-old of Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, was alone at the time of the accident. He was reportedly heading to Eteringbang from Ekereku after a day’s work of shuttling fuel. At the time, he was piloting a Britten-Norman Islander aircraft with registration number 8R-GRA.Then, on Tuesday morning, another plane crashed moments after the pilot took off from the Eteringbang airstrip. The plane was subsequently identified as a Wing’s Aviation single-engine Cessna aircraft. Pilot Dominique Waddell escaped without life-threatening injuries.last_img read more

Christopher Ram petitions court to have Govt resign

first_img…provides certified copy of no-confidence resolutionCharted Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram has filed legal proceedings in the High Court to validate the recently passed no-confidence motion and have Government comply with constitutional provisions to demit office and call elections no later than March of this year.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoThis latest writ comes as Government continues to hold fast to its 34 majority argument as one of its justifications for not calling elections.Ram, who filed the proceedings on Tuesday, is asking the court to declare that the President and the Cabinet resign in keeping with article 106 (6) of Guyana’s Constitution. With Attorney General Basil Williams and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as the named respondents; Ram wants the December 21, 2018 No-confidence Motion declared by the court as properly valid and lawfully passed adding that Article 106 (6) requires Government to resign with “all convenient speed”.The case further asks the court to declare that Government should remain in office until after the elected President takes the oath of office following elections in 90 days or an extended period as agreed by two-thirds of the National Assembly as 106 (7) requires.Ram’s legal argument makes it clear that elections must be held no later than March 21 and he is further seeking the court to declare that the proceedings he filed be dealt with some urgency.Charted Accountant and Attorney Christopher RamHis grounds of appeal seeking relief under the Constitution state Government was defeated with 33 votes against 32; that Government should resign if defeated on a confidence vote; that 18 days have passed and Government has given no indication to resign nor has fixed a date for national and regional elections.Further, the Cabinet’s failure to resign with all convenient speed and to fix an elections date could lead to uncertainty and constitutional crisis if neither of those occur in keeping with the Constitution by March 21, 2019, Ram argues.As part of the evidence to support his case, he provided a certified copy of the no-confidence as provided by Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs. The attorney filed his writ through fellow Attorney Kamal Ramkarran who heads the Guyana Bar Association – a body which has already publically supported the validity of no-confidence motion.Attorney General Basil WilliamsIt was only Monday that Government through Attorney General Basil Williams filed a case in the High Court to put on hold the enforcement of the no-confidence resolution. At the same time, Williams also applied for a conservatory order to allow for the Government to continue in office while the matter is being heard.Consequently, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had made an application in the High Court to become a party to the proceedings brought by private citizen, Compton Reid, who is challenging the validity of the vote of now expelled Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud on the grounds that he falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen.Jagdeo in his application argues that the case put forward by Reid is aimed at nullifying the No-confidence Motion and to prevent the law from taking its course through the provisions outlined in the Constitution. He also pointed to political issues that could have “far-reaching implications for national democracy, peace, order and good governance in Guyana.” As such, he feels that by filling legal action, it will help to diminish a possibility of this ever occurring again.Jagdeo’s consolidation into those proceedings will come up on January 15. He is however expected to meet with President David Granger today, ahead of the court case.In the fixed date application filed by Williams, which is another matter related to the confidence vote, the Attorney General sought relief under the Constitution by way of petitioning the court to rule on whether the Speaker’s decision on the December 21, 2018 motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the count of 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed. This is in direct opposition to what Ram wants to have the court declare.In the Attorney General’s petition, he argued that the current total elected members of the National Assembly are 65 members and the majority of members legally prescribed by Article 106 (6) of the Constitution is tantamount to an absolute majority that legally requires a vote of 34 or more. This matter will also be heard on January 15.last_img read more

Special-ed teacher slain

first_img“She loved her family, she loved the church and, more importantly, she loved God and she had a relationship with him. “She was a huge blessing to our church and we’re going to miss her.” Clary’s husband, David, told authorities he found his wife’s body about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, inside their home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the 29900 block of Shadow Place. Authorities said their initial investigation indicated that Clary died of blunt-force trauma, and they consider her death a homicide. At Valencia High, Clary taught about 20 students, most of whom were developmentally disabled. Wanting them to learn to live independently, she taught them how to order a meal at a fast-food restaurant and ride a bus. CASTAIC – Committed to her special-education students at Valencia High School, LaWana Clary took them out into the community twice a week, teaching them to function on their own. Devoted to God, she was active at First Baptist Church of Castaic, attending services with her husband three times a week. But three days before Easter, the 51-year-old veteran educator was found bludgeoned to death inside her home. Her husband found her body when he returned from work. “If I could sum LaWana’s life up, she was a very faithful lady,” the Rev. Jeff Craig of First Baptist Church said Friday, as he mourned his parishioner. “My son loved her; he absolutely adored her,” said John Krinkel, whose 18-year-old son, Jeffrey, was in Clary’s class. “She had a tremendous relationship with the students in her classroom.” In the classroom, Clary taught everything from math to social studies – all to her students’ level. “She just felt she had a calling for it,” said Paul Priesz, principal at Valencia High. “That was the group of students she wanted to work with. Not every teacher can do that.” Clary’s neighbors in the five-year-old development said the couple kept to themselves, but had dogs that barked. But a neighbor said the dogs were not barking Thursday, and she saw no sign of commotion until sheriff’s deputies arrived. “I was here all day,” said Danielle Lincoln, who lives across the street. “I didn’t hear anything.” On an Internet site dedicated to rescued dogs, Dave and LaWana Clary are listed as the owners of a dog named Bear. The couple apparently created a Web site a few years ago dedicated to their pet. Alice Lee, 31, is a new resident who was just moving in this week, and she never got a chance to know Clary. “Looking at that house, it just looks so idyllic,” she said. “… I can’t believe anything happened behind those walls.” A couple of cars were parked in the driveway at the Clary home Friday, but Lincoln said another vehicle was towed away during the investigation. David Clary, 38, works with computers, said Craig, who last spoke to the couple at Wednesday services at First Baptist. “LaWana, her and Dave, were fun-loving people, and we were always kidding one another,” he said. Valencia High is due to resume classes after spring break Monday. A school yearbook included a quote from Clary on what teaching meant to her. “For the most part, my students really want to learn,” she wrote. “You can never replace the look on their face when they finally `get it.”‘ alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

MSNBC to drop Imus amid outrage over racist remarks

first_imgBruce Gordon, former head of the NAACP and a director of CBS Corp., said before MSNBC’s decision Wednesday he hoped the broadcasting company would “make the smart decision” by firing Imus. “He’s crossed the line, he’s violated our community,” Gordon said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “He needs to face the consequence of that violation.” Gordon, a longtime telecommunications executive, stepped down in March after 19 months as head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the foremost U.S. civil rights organizations. He said he had spoken with CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves and hoped the company, after reviewing the situation, would fire Imus rather than let him return to the air at the end of his suspension. “We should have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to what I see as irresponsible, racist behavior,” Gordon said. “The Imus comments go beyond humor. Maybe he thought it was funny, but that’s not what occurred.” A CBS spokesman, Dana McClintock, declined comment on the remarks by Gordon, who is one of at least two minorities on the 13-member board. The 10 members of the Rutgers team spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday about the on-air comments, made the day after the team lost the NCAA championship game to Tennessee. Some of them wiped away tears as their coach, C. Vivian Stringer, criticized Imus for “racist and sexist remarks that are deplorable, despicable, abominable and unconscionable.” The women, eight of whom are black, agreed to meet with Imus privately and hear his explanation. They held back from saying whether they’d accept Imus’ apologies or passing judgment on whether a two-week suspension imposed by CBS Radio and MSNBC was sufficient. Stringer said late Wednesday that she did not call for Imus’ firing, but was pleased with the decision by NBC executives.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – MSNBC said Wednesday it will drop its simulcast of the “Imus in the Morning” radio program, responding to growing outrage about the radio host’s racial slur against the Rutgers women’s basketball team. “This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees,” NBC news said in a statement. Talk-show host Don Imus triggered the uproar on his April 4 show, when he referred to the mostly black Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” His comments have been widely denounced by civil rights and women’s groups. The decision does not affect Imus’ nationally syndicated radio show, and the ultimate decision on the fate of that program will rest with executives at CBS Corp. In a statement, CBS reiterated that Imus will be suspended without pay for two weeks beginning on Monday, and that CBS Radio “will continue to speak with all concerned parties and monitor the situation closely.” MSNBC’s action came after a growing list of sponsors – including American Express Co., Sprint Nextel Corp., Staples Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., and General Motors Corp. – said they were pulling ads from Imus’ show for the indefinite future. NBC News President Steve Capus said he made the decision after reading thousands of e-mails and having countless discussions with NBC workers and the public, but he denied the potential loss of advertising dollars had anything to do with it. “I take no joy in this. It’s not a particularly happy moment, but it needed to happen,” he said. “I can’t ignore the fact that there is a very long list of inappropriate comments, of inappropriate banter, and it has to stop.” NBC’s decision came at a time when Imus’ program on MSNBC was doing better competitively than it ever has been. For the first three months of the year, its audience was nearly identical to CNN’s, leading CNN to replace its morning news team last week. Calls for Imus’ firing from the radio portion of the program have intensified during the past week, and remained strong even after MSNBC’s announcement. The show originates from WFAN-AM in New York City and is syndicated nationally by Westwood One, both of which are managed by CBS Corp. MSNBC, which had been simulcasting the show, is a unit of General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal. last_img read more

Eriksen sparks Tottenham as United crash

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could do nothing about the strike after his defence let him down. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – Christian Eriksen fired the fastest Premier League goal of the season as the Tottenham midfielder’s strike after 11 seconds inspired a 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday.In the Premier League era, Eriksen’s express finish is tied for second quickest with a Mark Viduka effort for Leeds against Charlton in 2001. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) Only Ledley King’s 10-second goal for Tottenham against Bradford in 2000 and Alan Shearer’s after the same time for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2003 are ahead of Eriksen and Viduka.Mauricio Pochettino’s side made the most of their explosive start and an own goal from United defender Phil Jones wrapped up the points before half-time.After taking just three points in five games this season against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and United, this was a much-needed statement that Tottenham can still compete with the big guns despite an inconsistent campaign.Fifth placed Tottenham are now just two points behind fourth placed Chelsea in the fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top four finish.The north Londoners, unbeaten in their last seven league games, head to Anfield for a crucial clash with third placed Liverpool on Sunday.Second placed United’s first defeat in nine league matches leaves them trailing 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.Adding to Jose Mourinho’s misery, Alexis Sanchez was utterly anonymous in his first league appearance for United following his blockbuster move from Arsenal.It was also the first time United midfielder Paul Pogba had finished on the losing team in 37 Premier League appearances, dating back to October 2016.Tottenham paraded new signing Lucas Moura at half-time, but the former Paris Saint Germain winger’s new team-mates quickly showed they already have plenty of attacking power.With a Premier League record crowd of 81,978 still getting settled in their seats, Eriksen gave Tottenham the perfect start at Wembley.Harry Kane overwhelmed Jones to flick a header into Dele Alli and he clipped a deft pass to Eriksen, who punished United’s slack marking by firing home from close-range for his eighth club goal of the season.– Complete control –Jones was struggling to deal with the movement of Tottenham’s forwards and Kane evaded him for a shot that forced United goalkeeper David De Gea into action.A bad night for the United defender got even worse in the 28th minute.When Kieran Trippier whipped over a low cross from the right, Jones should have cleared easily but instead he responded with a panicked attempt that diverted the ball past the stunned De Gea at his near post.United were short of energy and composure and it didn’t help that they were getting a subdued performance from Sanchez.The Chile forward was jeered mercilessly by Tottenham fans for his time with their arch rivals Arsenal and hardly looked worthy of his billing as the Premier League’s highest-paid player.Pochettino has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but when his team play like this they are a match for Europe’s superpowers.Tottenham were in complete control and should have had a penalty before half-time when Antonio Valencia hacked down Alli, only for referee Andre Marriner to ignore their appeals.So poor in the first half, United finally found some rhythm after the interval, but they were denied a penalty when Son Heung-Min blocked a Sanchez header with his arm, while Lukaku saw his drive turned over by Hugo Lloris.That was the extent of the United comeback bid and Son almost rubbed salt into their wounds with a stinging drive that De Gea pushed over.With Tottenham fans serenading their team’s passing with chants of ‘ole, ole’, United’s ignominious evening was completed when Mourinho took off Marouane Fellaini just seven minutes after sending him on as a substitute, although it was unclear if the Belgian was injured.last_img read more

Chelsea join the hunt for Alexis Sanchez

first_imgThe news comes after Manchester City, where most pundits had expected the player to end up, pulled out of the race for the player apparently because the deal had become too expensive over the player’s wage demands.That leaves Manchester United and now Chelsea as the main contenders for the Chilean’s signature, with United indicating they are willing to fork out Arsenal’s Sh4.9bn (£35mn) asking price.Speaking after United’s 3-0 win over Stoke on Monday, Jose Mourinho said: “There is no news on Sanchez. He is an Arsenal player; if he stays it’s great for Arsenal, if he comes to us, great for us, if he goes to another club, great for them.”United are thought to still be favourites as Arsene Wenger is apparently willing to take United’s unsettled Armenian international midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The news comes after Manchester City, where most pundits had expected the player to end up, pulled out of the race for the player apparently because the deal had become too expensive over the player’s wage demands. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 16 – Chelsea are the latest club to join the race to sign want-away Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.Sky Sports wrote that Blues coach Antonio Conte is a long-time admirer of the 29-year old forward and that the Stamford Bridge club could be on the verge of one of their famous transfer hijacks.last_img read more

Revolutionary offer: A lock of Che’s hair

first_imgBy The Associated Press MIAMI – A former CIA operative and Cuban exile plans to auction what he says is a lock of Che Guevara’s hair, snipped before the Argentinian revolutionary and friend of Fidel Castro was buried in 1967. Gustavo Villoldo, 71, was involved in Guevara’s capture in the jungles of Bolivia, according to unclassified U.S. records and other documents. He plans to auction the hair and other items kept in a scrapbook. “It’s time for me to put the past behind and pass these on to someone else,” said Villoldo. The scrapbook also holds a map used to track down Guevara in Bolivia, photos of Guevara’s body, intercepted messages between Guevara and his rebels and a set of Guevara’s fingerprints. It’s hard to predict how much the collection will net at auction because there is nothing comparable on the market, said Tom Slater, director of the Americana department at Heritage Auctions of Dallas, which will hold the auction Oct. 25 to 26. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fulham owner promises improvements after flirting with consecutive relegations

first_img Fulham owner Shahid Khan Fulham owner Shahid Khan has promised the fans a summer of improvement after flirting with consecutive relegations.The west London side dropped out of the Premier League last season and have only recently broken away from the Championship relegation zone.The club has £11m striker Ross McCormack in the team and £12m forward Kostas Mitroglou out on loan as well as Costa Rica star Bryan Ruiz on the books.Teenage striker Patrick Roberts is also a target for a host of Premier League sides so there are plenty of options for manager Kit Symons if he wants to raise funds by selling in the summer.Addressing fans on the club website, Khan said: “Now, it’s time to look ahead.  “Over the summer months, we will strive to build a team capable of challenging for top honours while delivering you and your fellow supporters a brand of football that will make your trips to Craven Cottage memorable and rewarding.” 1last_img read more

Devil winds to ease, but red-flag warning extended one day

first_imgAlso on Monday, Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding warned people to avoid strenuous outdoor activities due to smoke and associated fire particles in the air. “Despite significant efforts toward fire containment, air quality in some parts of the county is being adversely affected by the fires,” Fielding said. “Small air particles carrying through Los Angeles County can have adverse health effects, and will be particularly unhealthful for sensitive individuals.” Individuals at greatest risk include those with heart disease or lung diseases including emphysema, asthma and chronic lung problems. For more information about air quality related to the wildfires, go to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s site at www.aqmd.gov or call 1-800-CUT-SMOG (288-7664). angie.valencia@dailynews.com (818) 713-3699160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Forecasters on Monday said they expect fierce Santa Ana winds fanning fires across the region to ease this afternoon, but they extended a red-flag warning through Wednesday. “We’re not out of the woods,” said David Gomberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “The conditions are coming together for the most fire danger. “It’s a combination of strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity. All these ingredients are creating a favorable condition for rapid fire growth.” While Santa Ana winds are expected to drop this afternoon to about 35 mph in Malibu, temperatures in the coastal areas are expected to climb into the 80s and 90s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Winds also are expected to diminish in Canyon Country today, with gusts up to 40 mph, forecasters said. Temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to reach the mid-80s today and cool into the 70s by Friday. “If we can get through the next 24 hours, … things will start to improve,” Gomberg said. “Wind is the driving factor for the fire growth. Firefighters will get a handle on the fire once the wind drops off.” Temperatures in Malibu are expected to cool down by Thursday to the 70s and 80s and will continue to cool through the weekend. last_img read more