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Hurricane Jose still Hurricane Jose still "dangerous" storm as it approaches Caribbean islands
- September 11, 2017

Jose, a Category 4 storm, had been passing north of the outer Caribbean islands and is expected to move away Saturday night, the National Hurricane Center said . Eustatius. At 5:00 A.M Jose was 190 miles east of the Leeward Islands according the NHC. Before Jose's slight weakening, it was the first time on record that the Atlantic had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said Friday. (more...)
Umesh, Shami return to India ODI squad Umesh, Shami return to India ODI squad
- September 11, 2017

The other notable change from the squad was the omission of Mumbai speedster Shardul Thakur . Indian pacemen, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami, who were rested for the Sri Lanka series, have been re-called for the limited overs tour against Australia. (more...)
Court Orders INEC to Continue Recall Process of Melaye Court Orders INEC to Continue Recall Process of Melaye
- September 11, 2017

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to continue the recall process of embattled Senator, Dino Melaye . The Judge, however, did order the INRC to submit an amended recall timetable to the senator for a minimum of two weeks before its start to enable the senator defend himself against the process. (more...)
Hurricane Irma: How to disinfect your water if your power is out Hurricane Irma: How to disinfect your water if your power is out
- September 11, 2017

For the time being only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. It added in a release that the order would stay in force until further notice. - Add eight drops of plain, unscented household bleach per gallon of tap water. Officials asked residents on the city's sewer system to minimize water and sewer usage to prevent backups. (more...)
Hickey resigns from International Olympic Committee board before Rio trial Hickey resigns from International Olympic Committee board before Rio trial
- September 11, 2017

Hickey however denies any wrongdoing but has been formally charged, along with nine others, on counts that include ticket-touting (scalping), ambush marketing, theft, tax evasion, money-laundering and criminal association. In a statement released by the International Olympic Committee yesterday, the commission said that Mr Hickey had informed it that he would be leaving the board immediately. (more...)
Lebanese director detained over filming in Israel Lebanese director detained over filming in Israel
- September 11, 2017

Doueiri was questioned for 90 minutes. "I had my Lebanese and French passports confiscated and today I have to appear before the military tribunal", said the internationally acclaimed former director's assistant to Quentin Tarantino. In fact, " The Insult " will represent Lebanon . Part of the movie was filmed in Israel, where Lebanese citizens are banned from entering. Speaking to reporters outside the military court, Doueiri said he was well treated by Lebanese security agencies during ... (more...)
Member of Trump's voter fraud commission praises poll taxes and literacy tests Member of Trump's voter fraud commission praises poll taxes and literacy tests
- September 11, 2017

Patrick Derenze, 22, said that he voted with a New York ID, and was unaware of any New Hampshire law that required voters to change their licenses after voting. "I ask all public officials in New Hampshire to join me in condemning these unsafe lies, and I call on Secretary of State Gardner to immediately resign his seat on the Commission", Shea Porter said. (more...)
Putin: Tougher North Korea Sanctions Senseless, Possible 'Global Catastrophe'
- September 11, 2017

The White House on Wednesday released details of calls Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Thursday his country expects their northern neighbors to test-fire the type of long-range missile created to deliver a nuclear warhead to far-off places like the United States on Saturday, an important North Korean holiday. (more...)
President Donald J. Trump Amends US Virgin Islands Disaster Declaration
- September 11, 2017

The order allows federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma beginning on September 4. Approved public fix projects are paid through the state from funding provided by FEMA and other participating federal agencies. (more...)
Tropical Storm Katia Weakens As It Enters Mexico Tropical Storm Katia Weakens As It Enters Mexico
- September 11, 2017

Jose, a Category 4 storm, had been passing north of the outer Caribbean islands and is expected to move away Saturday night, the National Hurricane Center said. Here's the five-day track as of 7 a.m. Thursday. Mexico is dealing with the aftermath of a huge quake that struck on Thursday night, and President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday that Katia could be especially risky in hillsides rocked by the magnitude 8.1 tremor. (more...)
Gas prices drop in Meadville area Gas prices drop in Meadville area
- September 11, 2017

Wholesale gasoline declined a cent to $1.65 a gallon. The price in New Hampshire went up 1.2 cents in the past week, to 2.69 per gallon. The effects of Hurricane Harvey "are finally starting to weaken as refineries return to production and fuel begins to flow once again from many Houston refineries", DeHaan said in a news release. (more...)
Peter Kraus Shares His Thoughts on New 'The Bachelor' Lead Arie Luyendyk Peter Kraus Shares His Thoughts on New 'The Bachelor' Lead Arie Luyendyk
- September 11, 2017

Last year, he told Us Weekly magazine that previously, he'd had discussions about becoming the Bachelor , but it didn't pan out until now. With the announcement, the Kraus also took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the decision that was made. (more...)
Flags Fly Half-staff for Patriot Day on September 11 Flags Fly Half-staff for Patriot Day on September 11
- September 11, 2017

He called upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff today in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Trump signed a proclamation on Friday declaring September 11, 2017, as Patriot Day in honor of the almost three-thousand innocent individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. (more...)
Kid Rock Rips Into Critics Accusing Him Of Racism Kid Rock Rips Into Critics Accusing Him Of Racism
- September 11, 2017

The foundation also made a $250,000 grant to the Detroit Historical Society in 2012 to fund the Kid Rock Music Lab, an interactive gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum. Kaepernick is now a free agent and hasn't been picked up by a team this season. The website featured " Kid Rock for U.S. Senate" T-shirts, buttons, stickers, and hats and listed several possible slogans for his campaign. (more...)
Tropical storms Jose and Katia join Hurricane Irma in Atlantic Tropical storms Jose and Katia join Hurricane Irma in Atlantic
- September 11, 2017

Two others are also seriously injured. "The situation is serious", Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday when asked about looting on the island, which is divided between France and the Netherlands and is home to about 80,000 people. (more...)
Hoskins hits another homer, Phillies top Nationals 5-4 Hoskins hits another homer, Phillies top Nationals 5-4
- September 11, 2017

And that's fine. Werth earned the right to sign a large contract in his career, and Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies made that decision pretty easy that winter when they low-balled Werth prior to paying Cliff Lee a higher average annual salary than what Werth ultimately got. (more...)
Religious leaders condemn atrocities against Rohingya Muslims Religious leaders condemn atrocities against Rohingya Muslims
- September 11, 2017

The United Nations on Thursday said about 164,000 Rohingya have esacped to Bangladesh over the past two weeks in the wake of a massive security sweep and alleged atrocities by the country's security forces and Buddhist mobs against the Rohingya. (more...)
Trump Outreach to Dems Unsettling for GOP
- September 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Trump sided with congressional Democrats to bundle Hurricane Harvey relief funds, a three-month debt-limit increase, and a three-month continuing resolution to keep the government funded. "They want to see some dialogue". "My expectations are low". "He - he wants to say, I want to raise the limit, dad, and I don't want to even - have to even talk to you about it", he told host Chris Wallace". (more...)
Georgia prison for Carolinas' immigrants not set for evacuation as Irma nears Georgia prison for Carolinas' immigrants not set for evacuation as Irma nears
- September 11, 2017

There could also be minor flooding at the coast. The National Weather Service in Raleigh said there continues to be a large amount of uncertainty about the eventual track of Hurricane Irma, with forecasts likely to fluctuate over the next couple of days. (more...)
USA voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar USA voices concern over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
- September 11, 2017

The attacks have seen a sharp rise since August 25, following a number of armed attacks on police and military posts in the troubled western state. Peace activists have launched an global campaign calling on Nobel Peace Prize Committee to take back its 1991 prize to Myanmar's de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi over her complicity in what is viewed as the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the country. (more...)
Drones won't be delivering weed in California any time soon Drones won't be delivering weed in California any time soon
- September 11, 2017

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control recently declared that weed deliveries can not be made by autonomous vehicles - that includes UAVs and unmanned self-driving cars. California voted to legalize marijuana in November. So while startups in the cannabis industry can continue or soon start their business operations, they will not be able to explore the advent of the relatively nascent drone industry, which seems to have benefits for commercial distribution operations. (more...)
Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited Meghalaya: Congress leader to meet BJP president Amit Shah, if invited
- September 11, 2017

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday visited the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda here and paid floral tributes. Shah is scheduled to visit Shillong for a day-long visit on September 28. Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, also advised partymen to reach out to the masses with the development projects initiated by the Modi government. (more...)
Over 1000 Feared Killed in Myanmar Amid Mass Rohingya Exodus Over 1000 Feared Killed in Myanmar Amid Mass Rohingya Exodus
- September 11, 2017

The predominantly Buddhist Myanmar considers them Bangladeshi but Bangladesh says they're Burmese. "It is expected that the United Nations act swiftly and undertake all necessary measures towards addressing worldwide concerns about the deteriorating situation in Myanmar", Zarif said. (more...)
Nadal still sees 'big difference' to Federer's major haul Nadal still sees 'big difference' to Federer's major haul
- September 11, 2017

Open. Consider this stat: Since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, 47 Grand Slams have been won by Federer (19), Nadal (16), or Djokovic (12). Nadal also claimed an unprecedented 10th French Open in June after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open. (more...)
Thankfully ambulance mix-up didn't ruin playoff — NASCAR official Thankfully ambulance mix-up didn't ruin playoff — NASCAR official
- September 11, 2017

Totally inexplicably, an ambulance was on the track's apron and came to a stop right in front of the entrance to pit road. The No. 42 team completed a four-tire pit stop in just over 10 seconds and got Larson back out first for the final restart. (more...)
John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon John Oliver Hammers Trump's Joe Arpaio Pardon
- September 11, 2017

Speaking on DACA - an Obama-era policy that prevented the deportation of around 800,000 young immigrants living in the country illegally after being brought to the United States as minors - Oliver contended that Trump's series of decisions on the issue is "not a plan", after he played a clip of candidate Trump discussing the issue in 2015. (more...)
Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm Irma, bound for Georgia, weakens to a tropical storm
- September 11, 2017

ET, the NHC said. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today , and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning. On the Dutch side, 70 percent of the infrastructure has been destroyed. French President Emmanuel Macron will arrive in St Martin Tuesday. In the British archipelago of Anguilla, one man was crushed to death in a house collapse. (more...)
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, wreaking destruction
- September 11, 2017

But this storm, while wounded, is still risky. The National Weather Service in Jacksonville says storm surge flooding exceeds the record set in 1965 during Hurricane Dora. By Monday, Irma had weakened to a Category 1 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center , as it made its way up Florida's Gulf Coast toward the St. (more...)
IRMA'S AFTERMATH | Storm triggers tornado in coastal Georgia IRMA'S AFTERMATH | Storm triggers tornado in coastal Georgia
- September 11, 2017

Irma weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning, a day after hitting the state as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. "If you look out your window right now, we have tropical storm wind gusts". They say they will only go on calls if a supervisor allows them because conditions are too risky. A hurricane watch has been dropped for SC as Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm. (more...)
Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy Taliban Car Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy
- September 11, 2017

In the meantime, another security official confirmed that three civilians were wounded in the attack and added that there are reports that two foreign soldiers have sustained injuries. There are now about 11,000 USA troops in Afghanistan and Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters late last month that he had ordered additional United States military forces there. (more...)

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