Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man shops for a Christmas tree with his child on a snowy afternoon in Oceanside on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (By Joe Abate)More snow is in the forecast for Long Island this week, although accumulations are expected to be as minimal as the amount left by a winter storm over the weekend.Between one and three inches of snow will begin falling after 3 p.m. Tuesday with precipitation possibly continuing overnight into early Wednesday morning, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.There’s a slight chance some snow will start Monday night into early Tuesday morning.The forecast for the rest of the week calls for weather the same as Monday: mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s before a chance of rain Friday through Sunday.
Oumar Niasse found Kamil Grosicki and his cross from the touchline was poked home from close range by Clucas for the midfielder’s first goal of the season.But the champions were unfazed and Fuchs bagged just his second goal in two seasons with Leicester in the 27th minute.Jamie Vardy carved open the Hull defence with a penetrating raid and from his cross, Fuchs pounced on the loose ball to fire home.Unable to turn their first half dominance into further goals, Leicester narrowly avoided falling behind again when Hull’s Harry Maguire headed against the crossbar from Grosicki’s corner early in the second half.But Hull have not been out of the relegation zone since Marco Silva took over in early January and the Tigers were destined to spend another weekend in the bottom three.Mahrez, a major disappointment this term after being voted player of the year last season, had gone close twice in quick succession before the Algeria winger hit the target in the 59th minute.Working space on the edge of the penalty area, Mahrez drilled a low shot that eluded a weak attempted save from Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic at his near post.It was the first time Mahrez had scored in open play in his last 28 league appearances.Leicester wrapped up the points in the final moments when Hull midfielder Huddlestone headed into his own net from Wilfred Ndidi’s flick. Share on: WhatsApp Leicester City’s English striker Jamie Vardy (right) Leicester, United Kingdom | AFP |Leicester’s revival following Claudio Ranieri’s shock sacking gathered pace as Riyad Mahrez inspired a crucial 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Hull on Saturday.Following Ranieri’s ruthless dismissal last week, Leicester have finally recaptured the form that carried them to the Premier League title last season.In severe danger of being relegated, they ended a run of five successive league defeats with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday and followed that with a come-from-behind success against Hull at the King Power Stadium.Sam Clucas put Hull ahead but Christian Fuchs equalised before half-time and Mahrez struck in the second half.Tom Huddlestone’s own goal capped an encouraging day for Leicester, who are five points clear of the bottom three and can breathe easier after a turbulent period.Hull remain second bottom and are four points from safety after their winless run in away league fixtures stretched to 13 games.Amid reports that former England manager Roy Hodgson has spoken to Leicester’s Thai owners about succeeding Ranieri, interim boss Craig Shakespeare has made it clear he wants the job.Ranieri’s former assistant has been backed by several of Leicester’s stars and they boosted his job prospects by securing successive league wins for the first time this season.The hosts should have been ahead early on when Mahrez’s free-kick picked out Wes Morgan, only for the unmarked Leicester defender to head wide.Leicester’s shoddy finishing could have been costly as Clucas gave Hull a surprise lead in the 14th minute.
“It was difficult to work in those conditions because there was only one available option: to be world champions.“Putting that kind of obligation ahead of the match itself made everything much more complicated.”Although Sampaoli pledged to hang on to his job following their elimination, he soon resigned from his post.The Argentinian federation have appointed Lionel Scaloni, their former under-20 coach, as Argentina coach.Sampaoli, 58, offered him some advice: “We need to find a balance so that this obligation to win doesn’t generate even more anxiety.“Every match (at the World Cup) was a sufferance.”Messi’s future with the national side has been in doubt since Argentina’s elimination.According to reports, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner asked not to be considered for selection for a series of friendlies in September and October.Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said the ‘Albiceleste’ were saddled with excessive expectations at the World Cup, stifling the performances of his players, including Lionel Messi.Argentina were tipped as possible winners of the tournament in Russia but were eliminated at the knockout phase following a tense 4-3 defeat to eventual champions France.Even before they squeezed into the second round, Argentina flattered to deceive, drawing 1-1 with Iceland, losing 3-0 to Croatia and squeezing past a plucky Nigeria 2-1 in the group stages.Sampaoli said expectations that Argentina would win the tournament emanating from the country’s football federation stifled the creativity and success of Messi and his fellow players.“The best player in the world (Messi) was devoted” to the Argentina cause, Sampaoli said in comments to Spanish sports daily Marca.“At his club (Barcelona) he has great stability. But when he comes to the national team a collective hysteria takes over and it’s like we’re expected to win.“This is not possible. If we don’t win, it’s him (Messi) who cops all the criticism. So you can’t play, and you can’t enjoy it.”He added: “The weight of expectation on this team was too heavy. We all felt pushed by the obligation to win, which meant it was difficult for us to express our talents.
President Trump has reversed course on his plans to host next year’s Group of Seven, or G-7 Summit, at his Miami golf resort, Trump National Doral.The commander-in-chief tweeted Saturday night: Mr. Trump had announced last Thursday that his resort would host the summit.The White House had been defending its decision to use a Trump property for the summit, saying it would be run at cost or no profit, although some media outlets and Democrats criticized the administration for it.The emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the President from accepting any gifts and money from foreign governments.
When The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh set out to celebrate 21 years of its Clean Slate E3 nonprofit affiliate, including 10 years of the affiliate’s scholarship program, they wanted to have as the keynote speaker at their benefit dinner someone who’s a slam dunk. A sharpshooter. A winner on and off the court.SWIN CASH, right, with The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Michelle Sandidge and Caster D. Binion. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)So, all they did was bring back a person who is one of the most decorated high school basketball players of all-time in Western Pennsylvania (at McKeesport High School), won two national championships in college (at the University of Connecticut), and played 15 seasons (and won three championships) in the WNBA.Swin Cash, the pride of McKeesport, donned in a black dress, took her seat at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory, Oct. 30. She was greeted by old friends, supporters, and, after the attendees finished their dinner, delivered the keynote address.Cash, expectantly, lauded the housing authority for its Clean Slate program, which it started in 1998 in an effort to inspire the housing authority’s younger adults and children to steer clear of the national drug epidemic and the gang-related crime that engulfed many American cities. Years later, Clean Slate expanded into Clean Slate E3, which, among other initiatives, awards scholarships to HACP residents. In the past 10 years, Clean Slate E3 has provided almost 40 HACP residents with scholarships for post-secondary education, totaling more than $225,000.Clean Slate E3 has managed its scholarship program in partnership with the local NEED (Negro Educational Emergency Drive) since 2012.SWIN CASH“Clean Slate E3 aims to assist the most deserving public housing residents to achieve self-sufficiency through educational advancement,” said HACP Executive Director Caster D. Binion, who also serves as Clean Slate E3 president. “We have hundreds of exceptional students in our communities who depend on scholarship dollars to advance their education and we are extremely pleased to be able to contribute toward their growth.”Binion also said the benefit dinner was anticipated to raise an additional $80,000, “which will be used exclusively for providing additional scholarships for HACP residents.”Included in the $80,000 of estimated funds from the benefit dinner is the establishment of the Officer Calvin Hall Memorial Scholarship, in 2020. Binion said the scholarship will be provided to a resident of Northview Heights or Allegheny Dwellings, the housing authority communities Officer Hall served in the past year. Officer Hall was shot and killed in July after authorities determined he was attempting to defuse a situation on Monticello Street in Homewood.Officer Hall’s family was in attendance at the benefit dinner.As for Cash, she’s busy these days as Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. She previously was the director of franchise development for the WNBA’s New York Liberty, the final team she played for in the WNBA before retiring in 2016.Cash told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview that getting the position with the Pelicans “was a lot at once, but it was a beautiful experience. I had known (Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations) David Griffin from working with him at Turner (Broadcasting), and he had talked about this vision he had, and he sold me on it, and I had an opportunity to see the direction that I wanted to go and pivot in. I think it was the right team, the right situation at the right time for me to pivot from what I was doing.”It’s not lost on Cash the many people around here who consider her a true success story. For young Black women, Cash is someone they look up to.As Cash spoke with the Courier, she recalled how, earlier in the day before the benefit dinner, she took a stroll over one of the Downtown bridges, and spotted Heinz Field and PNC Park as she thought and prayed. “One of the things that kept coming to my mind is that life is like a bridge,” Cash said. “You start out on one side, you never know what obstacles and things are on that side, but you’re always trying to push to get to the other side. And I think my life has been like that.”Cash (whose legal last name is Canal after marrying Steve Canal in 2015) recalled her early days growing up in McKeesport; her mother, Cynthia, a former McKeesport hoops star as well, always by her side. “I dealt with a lot of situations a lot of kids deal with today—the crime rate, being slighted in certain ways where you don’t have as many opportunities as other kids…”That’s a primary reason why, in 2005, Cash started “Cash For Kids,” an organization designed to “motivate, educate and elevate kids,” according to its mission statement.More than 2,000 kids across the country have been impacted by Cash’s organization.“You’re always on one side trying to get to the other side, so what work are you putting in?” Cash said. “Pittsburgh has so many bridges, so as I kept walking I kept thinking, you’re always going to come to a situation where there’s a bridge in your life and you can make the decision, either fight to get over it, or are you going to stay put?”For Cash, her mentality was obviously to fight to get over it. “I was always a fighter,” she said. “I always used people’s negative, or motivation of why I couldn’t achieve something, to do it.”Cash tells youth to do what she did—find your “hustle.”“Yeah, I was talented with basketball, but my hustle was everything else,” Cash told the Courier. “My goal (with basketball) wasn’t just to be in the WNBA or go to the Olympics, my goal was to get an education because I knew my education meant I’m going to make money.“For kids, what’s your hustle?” Cash said. “Do you know how to do hair? Can you do hair and also get a scholarship and be able to balance that? Do you want to start getting into tech? Do you want to be more innovative? Do you want to create games? Coding? If you’re trying to get over that bridge, what’s your hustle? Find your hustle. We all got a hustle. I used sports as my hustle. Sports didn’t use me.”SWIN CASH, a McKeesport High School basketball star who won collegiate and professional basketball championships, at The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh’s Clean Slate E3 benefit dinner, Oct. 30. (Featured Photo by J.L. Martello)by Rob Taylor Jr., Courier Staff WriterLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier