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September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Hermine twisted hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, creating large waves in some southern New England beach waters that lured in surfers despite the rough surf and rip currents that kept most beachgoers away on the last day of the long holiday weekend.“These are more seasoned surfers who live for the thrill of these waves,” said Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.Hermine’s position Monday morning about 260 miles southeast of Nantucket was creating 20-foot waves and wind gusts of up to 50 kph about 55 miles southeast of the island, Buttrick said.Hermine was expected to stall over the water before weakening again.Even as Hermine weakens, wind gusts of 30 to 50 mph were expected across southern Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts on Monday, Buttrick said.Governors along the Eastern Seaboard announced emergency preparations. A tropical storm warning was in effect from New York’s Long Island to Massachusetts.Whipping winds didn’t keep some beach seekers from walking along the Jersey shore on Monday, but Labor Day vacationers quickly took to boardwalks as an aggressive high tide moved into the area late morning.The waves eroded some of the shore, creating sand dune cliffs where kids climbed. Warnings of potentially dangerous riptides temporarily cleared the water Monday morning, but a couple of dozen beachgoers and a handful of surfers returned to the water in Atlantic City by the afternoon. A rougher surf cleared portions of the beachfront.MD Mahabub Khan, 50, has worked as a taxi cart pusher at the shore for 27 years and said he still attracted some business over the weekend, but the smaller crowds were noticeable.“People from New York and New Jersey are kind of stuck here (during bad weather), so they can still come,” if forecasts don’t play out as predicted, Khan said.New York City closed its beaches Monday because of rip currents, and the ban could extend into Tuesday, depending on weather conditions, officials said.Hermine rose up over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening to a tropical storm across Georgia.It has caused two deaths, inflicted widespread property damage and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia.As of 11 a.m. Monday, Hermine’s top sustained winds were steady at 70 mph (110 kph) as it moved northwest at 6 mph (9 kph).Since sea levels have risen up to a foot because of global warming, the storm surges pushed by Hermine could be even more damaging, climate scientists say.“We are already experiencing more and more flooding due to climate change in every storm,” said Michael Oppenheimer, a geosciences professor at Princeton University. “And it’s only the beginning.”Michael Mann at Pennsylvania State University said the 1-foot rise that New York City has experienced over the past century caused an additional 25 square miles and several billions of dollars of damage with Superstorm Sandy.No flooding or other damage had been reported as of early Monday afternoon in some of the worst Sandy-hit areas, including Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking and Brick.On Saturday, high winds tipped over an 18-wheeler, killing its driver and shutting down the U.S. 64 bridge in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.In Florida, a homeless man in Marion County was killed when he was hit by a tree that fell. Hermine lingers offshore, bringing rough waves to Northeast Published: September 4, 2016 3:40 PM EDT Updated: September 5, 2016 2:09 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMakis Voridis has been named as Minister of Transport & Infrastructure in the new Greek unity government, with Yannis Magriotis as Vice Minister and Adonis Georgiadis as Minister for Shipping.last_img

September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe 7th Annual Bloxy Awards will be taking place on Saturday 21st March 2020 at 19:00 GMT. The Bloxys are taking place in an entirely new game venue where you and up to forty of your friends will be able to watch the entire ceremony in-game for the first time. The Bloxys are the annual awards event for the creators behind some of the best games in Roblox. There are various categories up for rewards and you can check out the full list at the official Bloxys webpage.The show will be fully animated and packed with special rewards, music video premieres from various YouTube creators plus there will be a few other surprises that are being kept a secret for now.View the Bloxy Awards trailer below:The venue will actually be open to the public from March 20th giving players the chance to explore the new area before the event goes live. The venue contains lots of areas to explore including the neon lazy river, turbocharged jump pads and the chance to whizz around on a neon scooter.There will also be collectables to find in the form of Bloxy Cola and Golden Hammers plus the chance to complete quests to earn currency which can be exchanged for in-game merch. There will also be two free items being given away from March 20th in the Avatar Shop.For more information check out the official Roblox blog.last_img read more

September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFriendly’s match to play at Lockhart StadiumOn February 5, 2016, US Soccer announced the schedule for the US Open Cup, including the schedule for the third round, which says “Third Round – June 1. Participants: Winners of 21 Second Round games are joined by nine NASL sides.”Differing from previous years, all the games in this round are held on the same day, not in a window of two or three days. One week ago, news broke that Guatemala and Venezuela were to play an international friendly at Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart Stadium at 7PM, with a US Open Cup scheduled for that same day. The stadiums next move was to try and re-schedule however, this proved more difficult than imagined.The Strikers attempted to convince Richmond to move the game either a day forward or a back, however, the Kickers declined the attempts. This makes sense for the Kickers because they have league games on each of the surrounding Saturdays, so it is not in their interest to move the game to accommodate the Strikers.If you are in the area of Broward College South Campus today, Wednesday at 11 a.m., you can get into the game for $5 and enjoy free food and drinks. If you aren’t you can follow along on Twitter and watch the Kickers, along with D.C. United goalkeeper Charlie Horton, play the Strikers.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTrump extends sanctions on Zimbabwe Obama extends sanctions on Zimbabwe Zimbabwe blames cash crunch on sanctionscenter_img The Zimbabwean government summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military crackdown that left six civilians dead last year.Anselem Sanyatwe, a former commander of the presidential guard, is accused of commanding soldiers who opened fire on unarmed demonstrators protesting a delay in the release of last year’s election results.The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that it had “summoned” the US ambassador to Harare Brian Nichols “to express the displeasure” of the government following the US sanctions.“The decision by Washington is regrettable as it comes at a time when government is intensifying the implementation of political and economic reforms, including recommendations by a commission of inquiry into the killings,” the ministry said.The US flagged Sanyatwe on its sanctions list, barring him from entering the country over what it called “his involvement in gross violations of human rights”.Zimbabwe government spokesperson Nick Mangwana expressed “strong displeasure” at the US decision saying it undermined Zimbabwe’s sovereignty.He said the action was “posturing meant to fan divisions rather than initiate national healing and understanding”.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over after the ouster of Robert Mugabe in 2017, has sought to break away from the brutality of the former dictator’s rule. But the shootings have triggered international outrage.Mnangagwa appointed a commission, led by former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe, into the fatal shooting.The inquest report blamed the military and police saying the use of live fire was “unjustified and disproportionate”.In applying the sanctions, the US said it has “credible information” that Sanyatwe was involved in the violent crackdown during post-election protests on August 1, 2018 – days after the July 30 elections.It said not one member of the security forces has been held accountable for the violence.Sanyatwe becomes the first Zimbabwean to be sanctioned by the US since the end of the Mugabe era in November 2017.Earlier this year the US extended, by another year, sanctions first imposed in 2003 on more than 100 individuals and entities – including President Mnangagwa and Mugabe – over human rights abuses and undermining Zimbabwe’s democratic processes.Relatedlast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 81 Views   one comment Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Dominican historian to feature at ANSA Caribbean Awards for Excellence Annual Lecture by: – October 31, 2012center_img Share Tweet Dr. Lennox HonychurchDominican historian, Dr. Lennox Honychurch will be the featured speaker at the ANSA Caribbean Awards for Excellence/UWI Annual Lecture 2012 on November 5th.Dr Lennox Honychurch is the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence (ANSCAFE) 2011 laureate in Arts & Letters from Dominica.He is expected to deliver a lecture entitled “All Ah We Was One: 50 Years Since Federation and the Realities Ahead” at the UWI St. Augustine’s Learning Resource Centre in Trinidad.Historian, Professor Emerita Bridget Brereton will chair this event with campus Principal Professor Clement Sankat delivering brief remarks.It will also feature an introductory address for ANSCAFE 2012 by Mrs Maria Superville, Neilson Programme Director of the ANSCAFE and Dr Raymond Ramcharitar, Corporate Communications Manager of the ANSCAFE will deliver the vote of thanks.Now in its 7th year, the ANSCAFE is now the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition programme in Arts, Sciences, and Public and Civic Work. The lecture will commence from 7:00 pm. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share NewsPoliticsRegional Haiti leader promises IDs for migrants in Dominican Republic by: Associated Press – January 19, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 42 Views   no discussions Tweet Jovenel MoiseSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Haiti’s president-elect is pledging to provide national ID cards to migrants in the neighboring Dominican Republic so they can apply for a legal residency program.Jovenel Moise told reporters Wednesday at the Dominican national palace that his administration will expedite delivery of the documents. A previous delay by the Haitian state prevented thousands from seeking authorization to reside in the Dominican Republic.The Dominican government launched the special residency program in 2014. Less than 20,000 people were approved.An estimated 460,000 Haitian migrants live in the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti.Moise won Haiti’s Nov. 20 presidential election and takes office Feb. 7. He has been visiting the Dominican Republic since Monday and meeting with President Danilo Medina and other officials.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIt seems that everyone’s favorite Ohio State hater, Mark May, it at it again. The regular OSU basher is at it again, a day before the Buckeyes start their defense of their National Title. May went on record, stating that the Buckeyes first opponent, Virginia Tech, will beat Ohio State Monday night by a final score of 27-21.As you can see below from the two videos, no matter how many times May is wrong when it comes to picking against Ohio State, he always seems to have a swagger when picking whoever it is Ohio State plays.Maybe that’s why this past offseason he was moved off “College Football Final,” after being a fixture on the show for nine years.Once again we will see what May has to say should the Buckeyes be able to avenge last years loss and take care of business on Monday night on the road. Shocking pic.twitter.com/PtQeKIIRAk— TA (@ClevTA) September 6, 2015 Related TopicsBuckeyesMark MayOhio State Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida baseball players Brandon Nagem and Nick Kerkmann were named the Gulf South Conference Pitcher and Freshman of the Week after their performances in four Argonaut wins last week. It’s the third time Nagem (Pensacola, Fla./Northwest Florida State) has been named the GSC Pitcher of the Week this season. No other pitcher has earned the award more than twice. It’s the third time that Kerkmann (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty HS) has been named the GSC Freshman of the Week. He and Alabama Huntsville’s AJ Walden have earned the award three times. Fellow Argo Nic Strasser (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips HS) earned the award four times. Nagem continued his dominant season by pitching five shutout innings and striking out 10 against Delta State April 25 before the game was suspended due to weather. UWF went on to win the game 2-0 on April 26, improving Nagem’s record to 7-2. Kerkmann hit .500 (7-for-14) in four games hitting from the cleanup spot in the lineup as a true freshman. He drove in a team-leading six runs with two doubles and a walk. No. 4 seed UWF will begin play in the GSC Tournament hosted by West Alabama in Livingston, Ala. on May 2 against No. 3 seed West Georgia at 7 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

September 21, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDuffy, 38, is described as a 5’11” tall, white female, weighing 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. The last known sighting of Murnane was originally believed to be about 5:15 pm by eye-witness accounts. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On October 17 at 12:13 pm, Anesha ‘Duffy’ Murnane left her apartment in Homer and headed for a 1:00 pm medical appointment 1 mile away from her home, but she never arrived. If anyone sees someone matching Murnane’s description or has any information as to her whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Homer Police Department at 907-235-3150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-745-8799. The search for Duffy is still active, both locally and Statewide, according to the Homer Police Department. In response, family and friends of Duffy have created a GoFundMe page to aid in support of those search efforts.center_img According to the GoFundMe campaign:“we could use money to help keep pushing information out further into both the real and digital worlds.”We don’t have a total estimate of costs. This situation is taking shape every minute of every day and this GoFundMe is a way to center attention and focus resources.Right now, financial contributions will go to:Flyer printing and distributionLocal newspaper adsFacebook adsSearch party resources (bottled water, sandwiches, etc) According to HPD, however, after receiving video surveillance, they now know she left her residence at 12:13 pm Thursday, October 17. She was wearing a blue jacket, light blue shirt and blue jeans.last_img read more