LIRR: Service Partly Restored by Monday Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road trains will mostly begin rolling again Monday morning 37 hours after service was suspended Saturday when a blizzard hit the region, but some lines remain snowed in.As of 5 a.m. Monday, regular weekday service will be available on the Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Port Washington and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches and service will also be provided in diesel territory on the Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson Branches, between Greenport and Ronkonkoma and on the Montauk Branch west of Speonk, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.But snow still needs to be cleared from the tracks before trains can resume running on the other four of the LIRR’s 12 branches. Lines that will remain suspended Monday include the Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach and West Hempstead branches. Commuters who ride trains on those branches are urged to use alternate LIRR branches until their usual trains return.In addition, trains will not be running by Monday morning between Jamaica and the Atlantic Terminal. LIRR riders normally destined for Brooklyn should take trains to Penn Station, where their tickets will be cross-honored by NYC Transit on the No. 2 and 3 subway trains.For more information on when the remaining LIRR suspensions will be lifted, visit www.mta.info. Service had been suspended at 4 p.m. Saturday as winter storm Jonas hit the region.(Photo credit: MTA/LIRR)last_img read more

Dirt Wars 2.0 is this weekend at Idaho Falls

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A pair of $1,000 to win features for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are on the schedule for Idaho Falls Raceway’s Dirt Wars 2.0 special this Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.Both races are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA SportMods race for $500 to win each night. All applicable points, including local track, will be given in both divisions.Drivers’ meetings start at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Pit gates are open all day Friday and Saturday.Car and driver for the Modifieds is $50 each night. Pit passes are $25.Grandstand admission for the weekend is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages three and under.Dirt drags, freestyle motocross, an arachnophobia monster truck ride and exhibition truck and tractor pulls are also on the weekend’s schedule.More information is available by calling promoter Josh Dingman at 208 390-9494 or Live A Little Productions at 1-888-490-1990, at the www.Idahofallsraceway.com and www.livealittleproductions.com websites, and on the Snake River Stock Car Association Facebook page.last_img read more

International Students may be forced out of the US if Universities opt to go online

first_imgAccording to Immigration and Customs Enforcement international students who are taking courses in the US may be at risk of deportation if their University opts to transition into online classes only.The agency made the announcement on Monday stating that students with certain visas “may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,” adding that, “The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States.”The move may affect thousands of foreign students who have come to the US to take courses through universities, colleges, and those participating in training programs.Harvard, which has decided to offer strictly online courses until the pandemic subsides, spoke out about the announcement saying it undermines their efforts to keep students safe by keeping them off campus:“we are deeply concerned that the guidance issued today by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement imposes a blunt, one-size-fits-all approach to a complex problem giving international students, particularly those in online programs, few options beyond leaving the country or transferring schools,” Harvard University President Larry Bacow said Monday in a statement.The agency says international students who want to remain in the US should consider other measures like transferring to  a school that is still offering in-person instruction or to one that offers a hybrid of both online and in-person classes.Harvard says it will “work closely with other colleges and universities around the country to chart a path forward.”While students do have the opt to transfer schools, many colleges and universities have opted to transition from in-person to online courses making in-person courses more difficult to come by. Some colleges and universities have also opted to shorten their semesters.last_img read more

Man United fans take Zinedine Zidane cut-out to Old Trafford

first_img MONEY Some Manchester United fans have made their feelings towards under-fire boss Jose Mourinho known by bringing a cut-out of Zinedine Zidane to the Newcastle game.Mourinho’s Red Devils are winless in their last four matches and there are rumours the Portuguese manager’s time will soon be up. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Mourinho took responsibility for United’s dreadful form in a three-minute press conference on Friday and predicted another tough game on Saturday evening.You can listen to live commentary of Manchester United vs Newcastle on talkSPORT. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Look what #MUFC fans have taken to Old Trafford today 😂😂📻 Tune in → https://t.co/nOCybhqfpb pic.twitter.com/Tm3dwcjE5N— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 6, 2018Former Real Madrid boss Zidane is currently out of a job and remains one of the favourites to replace Mourinho should the club sack him.And it appears that prospect is quite appealing to certain sections of the United faithful as supporters were pictured outside Old Trafford with a life-size cut-out of the legendary Frenchman.This comes after a torrid fortnight which has left United tenth in the Premier League and desperate for three points against the struggling Magpies. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS silverware center_img REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 ADVICE England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Mourinho’s press conference was very brief BEST OF last_img read more