Service Fully Restored on Long Island Rail Road

first_imgCrews had been working since Saturday’s blizzard to have the railroad fully operational by the beginning of the week.Rail yards were buried in two feet of snow and tracks were blanketed in mounds of white stuff due to the powerful Nor’easter that rolled in on Saturday. On Sunday, officials said they were hoping to have full service restored by Monday morning. But five branches remained closed Monday and only one other line was restored in time for riders to head back to the Island for the evening commute.Nowakowski said thousands of railroad employees had been working to clear snow and repair damaged equipment.“I thank them all for a job well done fighting a snowstorm that hit us harder than expected,” Nowakowski said.The delays Nowakowski had warned riders about materialized early Tuesday morning. There were scattered delays of up to 10 minutes due to ongoing effects from the storm, the LIRR said.About an hour later, however, service was running on or close to schedule. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Relief finally came to Long Island Rail Road riders Tuesday as the railroad returned to full service following a headache-filled commute a day earlier.All LIRR branches were fully restored in time for Tuesday morning’s commute, railroad officials said. The restoration of service comes one day after riders were forced to deal with cancellations, delays, and packed trains following this weekend’s blizzard.“We expect to have all segments of all branches operating Tuesday morning, but customers should allow extra travel time and check for the potential for weather-related delays before traveling,” LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski said in a statement.last_img read more

Manchester City Top Huddersfield

first_imgHuddersfield: Premier League defending champion Manchester City rolled to a 3-0 win over last-place Huddersfield, continuing to chase leader Liverpool.Brazilian full back Danilo got the Citizens on the scoreboard 18 minutes into the game on Sunday night, when he fired a shot that was deflected by German center back Christopher Schindler past Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.After the intermission, German midfielder Leroy Sane stole the limelight, assisting on City’s second goal and then scoring to make it 3-0. In the 54th minute, Sane sent a precise cross into the area and attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling made the most of it, allowing the former Schalke player to collect his 23rd assist since the beginning of the last campaign, the most assists over this time.Sane moved five assists clear off second-place Sterling, which played 18 decisive passes throughout the same period.Just two minutes later, Argentine forward Sergio Aguero set up Sane for City’s third goal.After the win, City has 56 points, good for the second spot in the Premier League standings but four points back of Liverpool, which earned a hard-fought 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Young shoppers to get special offers in first Reveal the Teen event

first_imgBusinesses across Letterkenny are going to be treating teenagers to exclusive offers and competitions in the first shopping event of its kind this week. The Reveal the Teen Shopping Event will be hosted by ShopLK this month to celebrate young shoppers. The week of discounts, competitions and events taking place on June 21-24 is designed to welcome and attract more teenagers to Letterkenny after the saving and spending habits of local teens were revealed.A growing list of retailers are already promising top discounts and giveaways for young shoppers. Participating stores include Greene’s Shoes, Backstage Restaurant @ Century Complex, Evolve Menswear, Boots, Magees Pharmacy, Jules Hair & Beauty Supplies, Amelia’s Irish Design & Gifts, Moonshine Coffee House & Craft Studio, Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure, Pats Pizza, Kelco Communications, Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure, Berry Layne, Amazonas Outdoor Store and many more! Visit the Shop LK Facebook page for updates. An Instagram competition will be running throughout the week, and the Shop LK team will be out and about getting photos with their Facebook frame and will giving out prizes to participants.The initiative is the result of a research project by Reveal the Teen, a team led by Evelyn McGlynn of EvelynMcMarketing.com with two Loreto Convent Transition Year students Joanna McMonagle and Claire McGettigan along with Shannon Thackrah, a third year Digital Marketing student at IT Sligo.Evelyn, Shannon, Claire, Joanna and Toni Forrester at the launch of the Reveal the Teen reportThe team carried out research among teens in Donegal looking at teenagers and money, teenagers and social media and teenagers and their recreational time.The results proved interesting to everyone in business and served to help understand the teenage market better. The main lesson in this report for retailers was the need to educate and encourage teens to shop local with student discounts for second level, not just third, and to promote easy returns policies. Evelyn McMarketing, Joanna McMonagle and Claire McGettigan, Gerard McCormick, Magges PharmacyThe Reveal the Teen Shopping Event is designed to be full of activities which will capture the spirit of the Reveal the Teen report. An open invitation has been put out to Letterkenny businesses who want to get involved and attract young customers to their stores.“During the week retailers and outlets are offering discounts and giveaways” explains Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber.“Some retailers are already on board including Evolve Menswear and Berry Layne, Michael Murphy Sports, Magees Chemist, Jules Salon Supplies, Amazonas, Pats Pizza and Moonshine and by the time the 21st comes around we hope to have even more involved over the next week.Greene’s ShoesMichael MurphyEvolve MenswearJules Salon Supplies“The current teen market is very important to local businesses and in general they love shopping locally. These are our future consumers and if this initiative helps in any way to encourage them to shop local then it will have been a success.”“Our thanks for this idea must go to Evelyn McGlynn of Evelyn McMarketing who came up with the whole concept. She is so supportive of TY students and this year’s project was very useful to all of us involved in retail and in retail promotion.” Follow Reveal the Teen on Facebook and ShopLK for more details about the upcoming event.Young shoppers to get special offers in first Reveal the Teen event was last modified: June 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny Chamber of Commerceretailreveal the teenShop LKteenagerslast_img read more