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EU rules may be death of free mobiles

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Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgAnino International Plc (ANINO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anino International Plc (ANINO.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileAnino International Plc manufactures and markets a range of nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. The company specialises in nutritional products and supplements as well as intravenous solutions. Anino International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

Top 14: Could La Rochelle become French champions?

first_imgAfter four rounds of Top 14 action, La Rochelle are sitting pretty at the top of the table. Can they keep it up? A gambler would have got enticing odds if he’d bet a few euros on La Rochelle to be leading the Top 14 a month into the new season. Four matches gone and the club from the west coast of France are ahead of the pack by two points.Clermont lie second, then come Stade Francais, Toulon and Montpellier. Swap league points for budgets totals and the table would be reversed with La Rochelle’s €18.2m dwarfed by Clermont (€30.5m), Stade (€27.5m), Toulon (€25.5m) and Montpellier (€24.20m). Only Bayonne and Brive have smaller financial resources than La Rochelle.So what’s the secret of their early season success? Firstly the calendar has been kind. Their opening day encounter at home to Clermont (whose first three matches were away) has been their toughest test, a match they drew 30-30. Then there have been wins against Grenoble, Castres and Lyon, none of whom are likely to be title contenders come the end of the season.Fantastique: La Rochelle are in the drivers seat in the Top 14La Rochelle’s generous fixture list continues until the European break with an away trip to Brive this Saturday and then home matches against Bayonne and Toulon. When the Top 14 shuts down for three weeks in the second week of October, La Rochelle could still be looking down on their rivals, and the hiatus is likely to have worked in their favour when the Top 14 season resumes at the end of the month.For while Toulon, Racing, Clermont, Bordeaux, Castres and Toulouse launch their Champions Cup campaigns, La Rochelle have the gentler Challenge Cup to negotiate. French clubs traditionally treat Europe’s secondary competition with an indifference bordering on disdain, and it’s unlikely La Rochelle are going to field full-strength sides in a pool that contains Gloucester, Treviso and Bayonne.They’ll give their key players a rest, keep them fresh for the serious business of the Top 14, particularly as their rivals will lose a raft of players to international commitments in November. For example, on the weekend of November 12/13 France play Samoa while La Rochelle host Toulouse. La Rochelle may lose Uini Atonio on France duty but Toulouse will probably be deprived of Sébastien Bézy, Yoann Maestri, Gaël Fickou, Maxime Medard and Yoann Huget. Duty calls: Players like Medard & Huget could miss out on playing La RochelleThere’ll be minimal disruption to their squad, a feature of La Rochelle in recent seasons, who dabble prudently and sparingly in the transfer market. When they do swoop, however, it’s for players who have been identified as possessing the necessary skills and character to complement the squad. This summer their marquee signing was former All Black Victor Vito, although the acquisition of veteran Australian fly-half Brock James from Clermont was a canny bit of business.There’s also a stability in their coaching staff with coach Patrice Collazo in the job since 2011 and his assistant, Xavier Garbajosa, now in his third season. There have been none of the comings and goings and controversy that have marked certain Top 14 clubs in the last season or two. For that La Rochelle have president Vincent Merling to thank. When they were relegated to the ProD2 in 2011, Merling – who at 26 years in the job is the longest-serving Top 14 president – launched his ‘Grow Together 2015’ initiative, a long-term plan to develop a club with strong foundations on and off the pitch.When it comes to attracting commercial partners, La Rochelle have a geographical advantage over their Top 14 rivals. Their closest neighbour is Brive, 300 km south east. So while Biarritz and Bayonne have suffered economically from their close proximity, as have Narbonne and Beziers, and Bourgoin and Lyon, La Rochelle have no clubs to compete with for local sponsorship. The same for spectators. La Rochelle’s average home gate in the 2015-16 season was 14,744, the fifth highest in the Top 14 behind Bordeaux, Toulon, Toulouse and ClermontFrench connection: Patrice Collazo & Xavier Garbajosa bring stability to La RochellePatrice Collazo must have been a happy man when he saw this season’s Top 14 fixture list for the first time. A gentle start so his side can build some momentum before the string of tough matches in the spring. But once again fortune has smiled on La Rochelle. Starting on the weekend of January 28/29, La Rochelle have their most demanding sequence of matches: Toulon, Stade Francais, Racing 92 and Toulouse. The four matches fall during the Six Nations when, in accordance with the summer accord signed by the LNR and the FFR, it will be national coach Guy Noves who decides if his players can play for their clubs on non-tournament weekends and not the clubs, as was the case previously. Surprise package: Could La Rochelle win the Top 14? center_img So come the start of April La Rochelle may still be sitting pretty at the top of the league. It’s a long shot, of course, but isn’t that what football fans said about Leicester 12 months ago?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. 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Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz

first_img Year:  Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł LitwinowiczSave this projectSavePerforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz Projects photographs:  Jeremi Buczkowski Photographs:  Jeremi Buczkowski , Anna B. Gregorczyk, Courtesy of Piotr Kluj Pracownia ProjektowaSave this picture!© Jeremi BuczkowskiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Originally, the building was an example of a typical semi-detached house, very popular in Poland in the 70’s. Simple and regular in their shape, with regular windows and balconies, so-called ‘cubes’ did not stand out from the contemporary architecture at all. Buying the house the Investor assumed that it will have to be rebuild to meet his needs.Save this picture!Floor PlanAt first, the building was to become very contemporary in its shape. The only thing that clashed with the idea were the old, Art Nouveau furniture collected by the Investor in his previous apartment, which had to be adapted certainly in the new one. What is more, there was a need for a double garage with a convenient entry, an exit to the garden straight form he living room located on the elevated ground floor and also an entry from the front of the building, not from the side like it used to be.Save this picture!© Jeremi BuczkowskiTo give the building contemporary quality the shape was completely simplified and turned into a simple cube with no balconies and oriels whatsoever. The location of the house on the premises far away from the front line gave the possibility to create a long and wide ramp leading to the garage.Save this picture!SectionOn this occasion an idea appeared to design the same entry to the ground floor – also through a ramp but this one supposed to surround the house. This kind of elevation of the land solved to problem of the entry to the garden straight form the living room and also let us avoid building the external stairs.Save this picture!© Jeremi BuczkowskiTo locate the entrance to the house at the front of the building, a part of it was extended like a drawer, that actually divided the ramp into the entrance one and garden one – private.Save this picture!ElevationThe thing that also changed the quality of the house is the elevation which was designed in such a way to see-through the house by adding a lot of glass in the front and the back of the building. To finish the unglazed parts the veneered panels in natural wood were used. Moreover, to give the bedroom and bathroom more intimacy in some elements there were the cut-outs created and they covered the windows. The shapes of the cut-outs correspond with the plants patterns on the old furniture, which according to the Investor’s wishes became the interior equipment of the new house.Save this picture!© Jeremi BuczkowskiThese openwork ornaments, visible only in two places on the house elevation, are at the same time its one and only decoration and also the only link between the contemporary cube and the Art Nouveau furniture.Save this picture!IdeaProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa M / Estudio AireSelected ProjectsMaison A3 / Vincent CosteSelected Projects Share Houses Poland Year:  Architects: Paweł Litwinowicz, Piotr Kluj Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/526041/perforated-house-piotr-kluj-pawel-litwinowicz Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz CopyHouses, Renovation•Poznan, Poland Area:  177 m² Area:  177 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/526041/perforated-house-piotr-kluj-pawel-litwinowicz Clipboard “COPY” 2013 ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jeremi Buczkowski+ 33 Share 2013 CopyAbout this officePiotr KlujOfficeFollowPaweł Litwinowicz OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPoznanHousesRefurbishmentPolandPublished on July 18, 2014Cite: “Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz ” 18 Jul 2014. 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Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud

first_img “COPY” Area:  10296 m² Area:  10296 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud France Save this picture!© Cecile Septet+ 19 Share CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Community Center•Paris, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598167/montmatre-mixed-use-babin-renaud Clipboard Projects ArchDaily Architects: Babin+Renaud Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Cecile SeptetPhotographs:  Cecile Septetcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/598167/montmatre-mixed-use-babin-renaud Clipboard Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+RenaudSave this projectSaveMontmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud Photographs Structural Engineering Consultancy:EVP IngénierieHva C Engineering Consultancy:CFERMConstruction Economics:TohierBet Façades:VS-AAc Ousticien:AcvCost:19 137 000 EurosCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cecile SeptetRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Profoundly mixed, this vast operation combines briefs for proximity, public housing and private apartments but also several demolitions and reconstructions. The latter had an impact on the agency’s project brief, for the inhabitants of one demolished high-rise by the périphérique were rehoused here, whereas the community center and the library are reconstructions.Save this picture!© Cecile SeptetDelivered in January 2014, the building contains 84 accommodations and four public facilities: a day nursery, a library, a community center and a social center. The main issue was to speak to the city in an environment highly influenced by its proximity to the périphérique, source of sound and chemical pollution.Save this picture!© Cecile SeptetThe architects decided to combine a sequence of quality entrances for the inhabitants while maintaining full opening to the facilities along the avenue. Organizing into blocks thus made it possible to differentiate each facility by alternating empty spaces directly above which entrances to the accommodations were placed and recessed from the street.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe building is composed of four blocks and three empty spaces through which extensive exterior spaces were developed. Walk-through terraces, protected from the noise of the périphérique by glass partitions, have been located both on the ground level and in the upper floors. This singular location is underlined by its slender volume which highlights the corner and gives an urban character to a building that is nonetheless very contemporary.Save this picture!© Cecile SeptetThe project meets the strict environmental requirements as seen by its being awarded various certifications, i.e. Habitat & Environnement A-profile, Low-energy consumption building and Plan Climat de Paris. This pioneering building in this neighborhood promises to become one of the area’s most important landmarks while offering its residents comfort of use removed from the environmental drawbacks that continue to exist.Project gallerySee allShow lessHHF Architects Transform Existing Parking Structure into Public DestinationUnbuilt ProjectSatellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de JaneiroArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:24 Avenue de la Porte de Montmartre, 75018 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  General Contractor: 2014 Mixed Use Architecture Sicra “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBabin+RenaudOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingPublic ArchitectureCommunityCommunity centerParisHousingPublic FacilitiesResidentialMixed UseFrancePublished on February 21, 2015Cite: “Montmatre Mixed Use / Babin+Renaud” 21 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Record-breaking year sees Enchanted Forest Community Trust support over 30 projects

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 1 May 2019 | News Record-breaking year sees Enchanted Forest Community Trust support over 30 projects  411 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Funding fundraising events All images: Angus Forbes. Advertisement The Enchanted Forest Community Trust, which is the organiser of the annual Enchanted Forest and light show in Pitlochry, has awarded a record £35,672 this year, to over 30 community projects in Highland Perthshire, an increase in awards of almost 100% on the previous year.This is the sixth consecutive year that the Enchanted Forest Community Trust‘s fund has been available, and the 33 good causes range from supporting Pitlochry in Bloom to support the restoration of the wildlife garden, to replacing the chanters and pipe bags of Edradour Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Pipe Band. Other donations include a new sound system and stage curtains for Pitlochry High School, assistance for Dunkeld’s Santa Day to pay for additional entertainers and a contribution towards transport costs for Rannoch Adult Education Association.With an average award value of £1,080 across the 33 projects funded, Pitlochry in Bloom tops the table at £5,000 this year for its wildlife garden restoration project. Alison Walker, Trustee of The Enchanted Forest, said:“2018’s record-breaking show saw more people visiting The Enchanted Forest than ever before. This incredible support means we are able to fund an amazing 33 exciting community events, projects and organisations. We’re delighted that our show helps makes this support possible, and visitors should feel proud that, just by visiting the Enchanted Forest, they have done their bit to give back to the community and benefit the local area.”Over 80,000 visitors attended last year’s sold-out show Of the Wild with proceeds from the event being distributed through The Enchanted Forest Community Trust to good causes in the local area.This year’s Enchanted Forest will run from 3 October to 3 November and tickets will go on sale to the public in June. The fund is open annually. Applications will open in January 2020 for next year’s fund, and information is available on the website.  410 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Criminal code amendments and planned press law changes deal a blow to press freedom

first_img Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News Receive email alerts to go further News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Croatia Newscenter_img News July 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal code amendments and planned press law changes deal a blow to press freedom November 23, 2020 Find out more CroatiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today condemned newly adopted amendments to the criminal code and proposed changes to the press law, saying they would hamper access to official information, limit the possibility of criticising public figures and make it easier to prosecute journalists, thereby encouraging self-censorship.”This regression in press freedom is very regrettable, especially as the president of the European Commission has just described Croatia as an example to follow for Balkan countries seeking to join the European Union,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.Ménard urged Prime Minister Racan Ivica and culture minister Antun Vujic to do everything possible to ensure that the criminal code amendments are repealed and that any change to the press law does not obstruct the work of journalists. If the amendments to the press law are passed in their present form, the authorities will be able to refuse to provide information to the press without giving any explanation; the cut-off period for bringing a libel suit will be extended from six months to five years; a newspaper’s editor in chief will be held responsible for libel damages rather than the publisher; and it will be forbidden to publish “official secrets” and “business secrets.”In the first of the two amendments to the criminal code approved on 9 July, parliament repealed article 203, which protected journalists from prosecution for libel if they acted in good faith and there was no intent to defame. Under the second amendment, to article 309, any insult or criticism hampering the work of a judge or prosecutor is henceforth punishable by three years in prison and any journalist expressing an opinion on an ongoing trial can be sentenced to one year in prison.last_img read more

Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics ‘failed us so many times’ ahead of 2019 championships

first_img Written by August 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics ‘failed us so many times’ ahead of 2019 championships FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles blasted USA Gymnastics on Wednesday, still reeling from the impact of sexual abuse and the organization that “failed to protect” her and dozens of other female gymnasts.Biles spoke to the press ahead of her sixth U.S. Gymnastics National Championships appearance in Kansas City, Missouri, and expressed her frustration with the sport’s governing body in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.“It’s hard coming here for an organization and having had them fail us so many times. And we had won gold. We’ve done everything that they asked us for, even when we didn’t want to. And they couldn’t do one damn job. You had one job. You literally had one job, and you couldn’t protect us,” the four-time Olympic gold medalist said, wiping away tears.“It’s just really sad ’cause now every time I go to the doctor or training I get worked on, it’s like, ‘I don’t want to get worked on,’ but my body hurts. I’m 22 and at the end of the day that’s my fifth rotation and I have to go do therapy. But it’s just hard,” she continued. “We try to work through it, but it will take some time. I’m strong, I’ll get through it, but it’s hard.”Biles, 22, was one of dozens of gymnasts who spoke out about the rampant sexual abuse by the disgraced doctor, who was sentenced in January to up to 175 years in prison.The four-time defending world champion in the all-around is looking to lock up in her spot for the world championship team in October.She has won the last five all-around titles she’s taken part in at the U.S. Championships. She took a year off in 2017, the only time since 2013 she hasn’t won.If Biles notches her sixth title, she will tie Clara Schroth Lomady’s record from the 1940s and 1950s, according to OlympicTalk.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

The ambient life

first_imgStuart Chadwick has been with the Co-operative Group since 1996. Among other things, he was the buyer for horti-culture for four years and then joined the bakery team as category buyer for ambient cakes last year.He arrived in the bakery department just as his new team was working towards its recent overhaul, as part of a drive to make shops “more exciting” (see British Baker, 9 March, 2007). Co-op research had shown that while shoppers trusted the Co-op, they tended to only buy basics at its shops, not dinner-party and indulgent foods. The Co-op decided to fill in this gap by offering more premium products.”I am responsible for buying ambient packaged cakes,” says Chadwick. “Within this category, I am in charge of ranging, product development and terms for negotiations.”He says that the Co-op sources new products by firstly identifying a gap in their product offering. “Then we will approach current and new suppliers and set up meetings to discuss potential business opportunities. “I am conscious that we should have a good working relationship with our suppliers, based on mutual trust and respect.”This, he explains, is part of the Co-op ethos: “Our aim is to be the UK’s preferred community retailer and, as such, we appeal to a wide cross-section of consumers. However, as we have recently seen a shift in our customers’ needs towards more premium products, we are actively developing more indulgent goods to satisfy this requirement with our new Truly Irresistible premium range.””This year, we have revamped all Co-op own-label bakery products and introduced 15 premium Truly Irresistible bakery lines, which include loaf and round cakes, cup cakes and tarts.”Indeed, new ranges have rolled out in stores throughout the bakery area. In the bread sector, for example, plant bread was reduced and new premium products brought in. “With our current drive on premium,” says Chadwick, “we require quality products with named ingredients and provenance.”The new Co-op Truly Irresistible Pot au Chocolat, for example, is made with Belgian chocolate. Other lines in the Truly Irresistible range of desserts include the Chocolate Chip Muffin Dessert, which has layers of chocolate sponge, Belgian chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and chocolate mousse, topped with white chocolate cream and chocolate curls, Rich Fruit Cake, Chocolate and Brandy Truffle Torte, hand-baked Petit Fours and hand-baked Shortbread Rounds.Shelf space challengeChadwick says that one of the biggest challenges he faces on a day-to-day basis, is shelf space, “and ensuring that we offer a breadth of range across varying store sizes and formats”.”This makes ranging decisions more important and difficult,” he adds “particularly when coupled with the differing regional products that we stock. But it’s also the most rewarding part of my job. I enjoy the development of, and introducing, a new range of products. Delivering a finished product from plan inception to on-shelf delivery is very rewarding, and something I and the team are very passionate about. And I enjoy the buzz of presenting these products to colleagues and customers.”The way the Co-op judges the success of a product is by setting target rates for those products to hit. “The great thing is that we are in a position to be able to trial products and ranges in small numbers of stores,” says Chadwick. “Thankfully, I have never really been disappointed by any products that I hoped would take off. I have not experienced this in the last year and I keep my fingers crossed for our new product launches!””We are also looking to be market-leading in new product development and delivering unique selling points, such as Fairtrade,” adds Chadwick.And he has a message for potential suppliers . “For any bakeries or manufactures wanting to supply our stores, approaches need to be via phone in the first instance, followed up by emails, detailing company structure and financial information.” n—-=== Vital statistics ===WHO: stuart chadwickWHAT: bakery buyer, ambientpackaged cakesWHERE: the co-operative group—-=== What is the Co-op? ===The Co-operative Group has 3,000 outlets in its family of businesses with a turnover of £7.3bn in 2006. This includes the group’s biggest division, Co-operative Food Retail, with more than 1,700 food stores, which had a turnover of £3bn in 2006.last_img read more

Freezing rain to lead to hazardous driving conditions on New Years Day

first_imgIndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather (Emily Kennedy/ABC 57 News) We are starting out 2021 with freezing rain in our forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1.Freezing rain will start south of US-30 around 9 a.m. and work it’s way north. It looks like it will last into the afternoon so slick roads will be likely most of the day. Ice accumulation of one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch is expected. Isolated power outages cannot be ruled out.It’ll briefly change over rain showers in the evening before turning to snow. Less than 1″ expected for most but could see 1-2″ of snow north of the Indiana Toll Road.Saturday is quiet, weather-wise, but a quick round of snow moves through Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The first work week in 2021 starts out mild with some sunshine.WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EST/10 AM CST/ THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING…* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch.* WHERE…Portions of northern Indiana, southwest Michigan and northwest Ohio.* WHEN…From 11 AM EST /10 AM CST/ to 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ Friday.* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Freezing rain is expected to overspread the advisory area from south to north late Friday morning through early Friday afternoon. A brief wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is possible at onset, before quickly changing to mainly freezing rain. Any snow accumulations will generally be less than an inch.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Slow down and use caution while traveling. Some power outages arepossible.Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:New Year’s Day: Freezing rain, then rain. High 34.Tonight: Light snow early, cloudy. Low 30.Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 38.Sunday: AM light snow, mostly cloudy. High 37. Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Freezing rain to lead to hazardous driving conditions on New Years Day Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Twitter By Jon Zimney – January 1, 2021 0 356 Pinterest Previous articleVideo uncovers alleged lies, new suspect in Lincoln Way West shooting, search underwayNext articleCassopolis woman, 36, seriously hurt after crash in Mason Township Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more