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Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts Local Linemen To Assist With Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts
- September 12, 2017

The crews and equipment will leave Tuesday to deploy in the state of Georgia. More than 6.2 million homes and businesses are without power. "We take care of needs at home first, but our crews are eager to help those in need", said Brett Abplanalp, CEO of Decatur County REMC. (more...)
Surveying the Damage: Irma Leaves Flooding and Destruction Across Florida Surveying the Damage: Irma Leaves Flooding and Destruction Across Florida
- September 12, 2017

Shares of USA insurers jumped on Monday, with companies most exposed to Florida posting sharp gains, as loss estimates from Irma were seen as being less severe than feared as it was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane. Traditionally, the right front quadrant of a tropical cyclone carries the most powerful storms . But some small Caribbean islands are looking at damage from Hurricane Irma that is many times higher than their annual GDP. (more...)
Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Slams Florida Crane Collapses In Miami As Irma Slams Florida
- September 12, 2017

The swing in the hurricane's projected path overnight caught many on Florida's Gulf coast off guard. Irma was ranked a Category 5, the rare top end of the scale of hurricane intensity, for days, and carried maximum sustained winds of up to 185 miles per hour (295 kph) when it crashed into Barbuda island on Wednesday. (more...)
What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada What's next: Hurricane Jose could hit Eastern US, Canada
- September 12, 2017

Irma's shield of rainfall will broaden and thin out significantly as the system heads north, so flash flooding will not be a threat north of the mountains of North Carolina. During that time, Jose will be moving generally westward then more northward. Hurricane Jose could remain at sea. However, swells which are being generated by both Jose and Irma will continue to affect the East Coast as well as Northeast Caribbean Islands which will result in high surf and rip currents throughout this ... (more...)
Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north Deadly Hurricane Irma leaves the Caribbean as Hurricane Jose turns north
- September 12, 2017

The paintball mask Drake is wearing is ripped off his face and the storm chaser is nearly blown off his feet several times as he holds his wind reading device, an anemometer, aloft. Its ferocity as it bore down on hurricane-prone Florida prompted one of the largest evacuations in USA history. That tornado's location - well away from the hurricane's core, and in the storm's front-right quadrant (relative to the hurricane's direction) - is typical for cyclone-produced tornadoes. (more...)
Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis
- September 12, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that "now is not the time to talk to North Korea " and that "all options remain open to defend the United States and its allies". By comparison, China provides it with about 520,000 tonnes of crude a year, according to industry sources. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin to share Japan's grave concerns over North Korea's provocative acts as the two leaders met on September 7. (more...)
More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County More Than 50 Animals Found Tethered To Trees In Florida County
- September 12, 2017

Both have said they intend to file felony prosecutions against anyone who left their dogs outside during the storm, provided that they can gather enough evidence against those individuals. Mr Aronberg said: 'This is a prime example of animal cruelty. Authorities said numerous pets who were rescued tied to poles or left in pens outside of their homes, and that if they can gather enough evidence they intend to prosecute those owners. (more...)
Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Katia Form in Atlantic: NHC Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Katia Form in Atlantic: NHC
- September 12, 2017

EDT (1315 UTC). There is a possibility that Katia could evolve into a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall bringing with her 154 to 177 km/h (96 to 110 mph) winds prior to hitting the coast. As the hurricane churns closer to the US coast, its path becomes more certain, with South Florida, particularly the Keys, increasingly likely to take a hit. (more...)
Hope Hicks Appointed White House Communications Director Hope Hicks Appointed White House Communications Director
- September 12, 2017

The 28-year-old was the spokesperson for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and has remained one of the USA president's close aides. She also worked on several projects for the Trump organization, including Ivanka Trump's fashion line. She is reportedly one of the most senior White House employees with one of the largest salaries. The Greenwich, Connecticut, native is Trump's third communications director, following Scaramucci and Mike Dubke, who announced his resignation in May. (more...)
Hurricane Jose Forms In The Atlantic, East Of Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

In a separate composite image released by NASA on Friday, you can see hurricanes Jose , Irma and and what was Katia in the Atlantic. Hurricane Jose officially became a major hurricane Thursday evening as the National Hurricane Center said the hurricane had top winds at 120 miles per hour. (more...)
Japan's Abe agrees with Putin N.Korea nuclear test threatens peace Japan's Abe agrees with Putin N.Korea nuclear test threatens peace
- September 12, 2017

He has asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions after North Korea's latest nuclear test. "The US will receive more "gift packages" from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK", he added without elaborating. (more...)
Irma, Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina Irma, Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina
- September 12, 2017

Retail spending, which excludes gas spending but includes categories like clothing and home furnishings, was down even more , at 43.7 percent, according to First Data, which tracked data from more than 78,000 merchants in and around Houston , the fourth-largest US city. (more...)
Nigeria authorities impound 1100 rifles at Lagos port Nigeria authorities impound 1100 rifles at Lagos port
- September 12, 2017

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) enforcement team had in January intercepted a container load of arms along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. It had also later in May, intercepted 440 pieces of riffles at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos . "The 20ft container No GESU2555208 was intercepted on September 7 during examination, while the Bill of Lading falsely indicated wash hand basins and water closets". (more...)
NC now in Irma's path, state of emergency declared NC now in Irma's path, state of emergency declared
- September 12, 2017

Irma, like Harvey before it in Texas, is leaving a trail of destruction in its wake - and North Carolina has seen more than its share of similar disasters. But they fear Irma could prove more risky. "But the longer you wait you could be stuck here and it could change again for the worse". The possibility of tornadoes is high in the Glynn County area because of the area's location at the northeastern portion of the storm. (more...)
Hurricane Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding Hurricane Irma hits Florida with wind, flooding
- September 12, 2017

More than 1 million residents had already lost power by Sunday morning, and it could be days before officials can provide food and water to those struggling in the aftermath of the powerful storm. Flooding and damage to buildings can be expected, especially near the coast. Irma is also responsible for the death of 38 people throughout the Caribbean. (more...)
China: UN should take more action against North Korea China: UN should take more action against North Korea
- September 12, 2017

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia went further, making clear that while Russia supported the resolution, it wasn't entirely satisfied with the council's approach. Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China, North Korea's top ally and trading partner, to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbor to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programs. (more...)
Aaron Finch ruled out of warm-up game against Board President's XI Aaron Finch ruled out of warm-up game against Board President's XI
- September 12, 2017

The team is led by Gurkeerat Mann . Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner , Ashton Agar , Hilton Cartwright (subject to fitness), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch (injured), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa. (more...)
Burma violence is 'textbook ethnic cleansing', says UN human rights chief Burma violence is 'textbook ethnic cleansing', says UN human rights chief
- September 12, 2017

The government said the situation in Myanmar was a "reminiscence" of what happened in Rwanda and Bosnia - where acts of genocide were committed, respectively in 1994 and 1995. "My personal message is very clear, that they should consider this situation with the eyes of humanity", she told the BBC . "It's better that Allah [God] takes them, they are suffering so much". (more...)
Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Shadowing Hurricane Irma Tropical Storms Jose, Katia Shadowing Hurricane Irma
- September 12, 2017

Katia peaked as a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 miles per hour earlier Friday but was a minimal hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds as it was coming ashore. But there are not yet any coastal watches or warnings in effect for this storm. The storm was headed toward Puerto Rico where it was expected to bring "life threatening wind , storm surges and rainfall", the National Weather Service said Wednesday. (more...)
Video captures small plane crashing into tree in CT Video captures small plane crashing into tree in CT
- September 12, 2017

An 80-year-old pilot has crashed into a tree as he attempted to land a plane at an airport in CT - but only suffered minor injuries. The pilot then made a right turn, clipping a tree before crashing into the back parking lot of Carling Technologies, which is adjacent to the airport. (more...)
Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia
- September 12, 2017

As of now, Jose has winds of 75 miles per hour , though it is quickly strengthening . The storm later weakened to a tropical depression as it moved into the interior of Mexico, but it could still dump heavy rains on areas that have absorbed large amounts of precipitation and been shaken by a massive quake in recent days. (more...)
U.S. oil slides 3% as Irma threatens demand
- September 12, 2017

Brent crude oil futures for November delivery LCOc1 dropped 31 cents at $53.47 a barrel while benchmark U.S. West Texas intermediate crude CLc1 increased by 22 cents to $47.70 a barrel. That represents a loss of about 5.8 percent of the total USA refining capacity. US refiner Valero's five refineries located on the Texas Gulf Coast are in the process of ramping back up, Chief Executive officer Joe Gorder said on Thursday. (more...)
Russian Federation in new battle of wills with West over North Korea Russian Federation in new battle of wills with West over North Korea
- September 12, 2017

North Korea says it detonated a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test on Sunday. Putin told that the sanctions and pressures upon the Pyongyang regime could not solve the North Korean crisis, considering that dialogue is the only solution for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, writes the South Korea's Yonhap agency. (more...)
Based Keyboardist Karan Joseph Passes Away At 29 Based Keyboardist Karan Joseph Passes Away At 29
- September 12, 2017

After pressure from the family, the Bandra police on Monday registered a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons for abetment of suicide in the pianist death case. Famous as " Madfingers " among his peers, Joseph was a pianist and had moved to Mumbai recently, to make his career in the music industry. They later rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on admission. (more...)
Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working
- September 12, 2017

Drawing a parallel between USA interventions against Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi and the current North Korean situation, Putin suggested that Pyongyang would abandon its nuclear weapons if the safety of the regime were guaranteed. "This will create more diverse forms of business which will benefit all parties in the long run including Russia , South Korea, and North Korea". Meanwhile, dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police as the U.S. (more...)
UN Security Council approves new North Korea sanctions
- September 12, 2017

That would shave off roughly 10 percent of what North Korea now gets from China, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on September 10, 2017. (more...)
UN Security Council unanimously votes to sanction North Korea UN Security Council unanimously votes to sanction North Korea
- September 12, 2017

It would also ban new contracts for North Korean workers that are sent overseas. The 15-member Council, including permanent members Russian Federation and the US, unanimously passed the sanctions resolution on Monday banning textile exports and capping fuel imports. (more...)
Stephen Curry wants National Football League teams to 'freekaep' Stephen Curry wants National Football League teams to 'freekaep'
- September 12, 2017

Curry , who wasn't necessarily known for speaking out early in his career, has made a couple of stances publicly this year. He added that "having done eight years and understanding the work that it takes and what not - playing eight more years somewhere near the level I'm playing now would be solid". (more...)
Kim Jong Un hosts celebration for his nuclear scientists
- September 12, 2017

Security Council to punish North Korea for its sixth nuclear test cap Pyongyang's annual imports of crude oil at the same level they have been for the past 12 months: an estimated 4 million barrels. Some experts, however, doubt the oil and fuel component on the sanctions will have much impact. News of the banquest came as the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said in a newspaper interview Sunday that the nuclear situation with North Korea was the world's worst crisis "in ... (more...)
Florida begins to dig out after Irma Florida begins to dig out after Irma
- September 12, 2017

One death in Florida, that of a man killed in an auto accident during the storm, was blamed on Irma. "We're going to Florida very soon", Trump said. Later Monday, the Defense Department said that damage to the Keys was so extensive that it might be necessary to evacuate the 10,000 residents who rode out the storm on the islands. (more...)

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