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“I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray… Almighty Allah saved us,” Azgar Ali, 49, a resident of Satkhira district in Bangladesh.Mohammad Asaduzzaman, a senior police official in the coastal district, described the destruction Amphan left in its wake.”Devastation is huge. Many villages are flooded. It tore off tin roofs, snapped power lines, and uprooted trees.”Designated a super cyclone, Amphan has weakened since making landfall. Moving inland through Bangladesh, it was downgraded to a cyclonic storm on Thursday by the Indian weather office. And the storm was expected to subside into a depression later. Authorities in both countries managed to evacuate more than three million people, moving them to storm shelters before Amphan struck. But the evacuation effort was focused on communities that lay directly in the cyclone’s path, leaving villages on the flanks still vulnerable.Read also: ‘Super cyclone’ bears down on Bangladesh, IndiaTelevision images showed upturned boats on the shore, people wading through knee-deep water and buses crashed into each other. The airport in Kolkata, West Bengal’s state capital, lay under water.Pradip Kumar Dalui, a official in the state’s South 24 Parganas area, said that storm waters breached river embankments in several places, flooding over half a dozen villages, that were home for more than 100,000 people.”Many mud houses have been destroyed because of the wind or fallen trees,” Dalui told Reuters by telephone. Electricity lines and phone connections were down in many places, but so far no deaths had been reported in this area, he said.The cyclone came at a time when the two countries are battling to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and some evacuees were initially reluctant to leave their homes for fear of possible infection in the packed storm shelters.Cyclones frequently batter parts of eastern India and Bangladesh between April and December, often forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands and causing widespread damage.While the evacuation again saved countless lives, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dreaded the cost of repairing property and infrastructure wrecked by Amphan.”Area after area has been devastated. Communications are disrupted,” she said. “We do not know if the damages will run into thousands of millions of rupees, will take three, four days to fully assess the extent of damage.” Rescue teams searched for survivors in eastern India and Bangladesh a day after the most powerful cyclone in over a decade devastated coastal villages, destroying mud houses, ripping out electricity poles and washing away bridges.The full extent of the casualties and damage to property inflicted by Cyclone Amphan would only be known once communications were restored, officials said, but at least a dozen people died in the Indian state of West Bengal and eight in neighbouring Bangladesh.Most deaths were caused by trees uprooted by winds that gusted up to 185 km per hour, and a storm surge of around five metres that inundated low-lying coastal areas when the cyclone barrelled in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday. Topics :
Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement:“Our thoughts are with the officers and other victims of this horrifying violence. This is a reminder of the danger that those who seek to keep us safe face every day and we are thankful for the law enforcement personnel who put themselves in harms way to protect the people of our commonwealth.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf September 17, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Shooting in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.A LOCAL buyer has bought this six-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Pullenvale some 50 years after it was sold by Ray White’s sons, Alan and Max White.The acreage property at 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale, now a deceased estate, was sold by the children whose parents held the property for 50 years.Ray White Indooroopilly agent Michelle McLeod said the property sold for $970,000 under the hammer.There was a crowd of about 50 people and four registered bidders. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here 65 Amy St, Hawthorne.A local family have bought a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Hawthorne for $1.6 million at auction.Ray White — Bulimba selling agent Gunther Behrendt said a crowd of 40 people watched as two bidders battled it out for 65 Amy St.The property was on a 465sq m elevated block and featured a solar heated saltwater in-ground swimming pool. Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twitter. The crowd watches on as the auction of 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside takes place.Mr Hicks said he had seen more interest in the auction process from cash buyers who were keen to purchase under auction conditions.“Today we had five registered bidders, lots of activity and huge interest throughout the campaign, proving Morningside is continuing to grow in popularity,” Mr Hicks said. “We believe there was big interest because the home appealed to so many demographics. It offered the opportunity to move straight in, renovate, rent, or knock down and build your dream home.’The weatherboard home, on a 453sq m block is stylishly updated and set among prestige homes. 23 Campion Ave, Bardon.At 23 Campion Ave, Bardon this gem sold for $2 million under the hammer at 11.30amAnother sale for Ms O’Dea, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home features three levels and was built in 2015.The property, on a 807sq m block, also has a swimming pool, perfect for the summer months. 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside.About 35 people watched on a this three-bedroom, one-bathroom home sold under the hammer for $750,000.With five registered bidders showing interest in the property at 52 Trafalgar St, Morningside, Place — Bulimba selling agent Shane Hicks said it was a buyer’s agent bidding on behalf of an investor who bought the property. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago51 Moola Road, Ashgrove.A Melbourne buyer snapped up this five-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Ashgrove for $1.3 million.The 1922 character built home at 51 Moola Rd, features a private back deck, a swimming pool and a large backyard.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Judi O’Dea said the buyer was looking for an investment and plans to rent out the property.Ms O’Dea said there was a crowd of about 30 people at the auction and three registered bidders. 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale. 8 Aruma St, Holland Park West.A five-bedroom home on a massive 974sq m block at Holland Park West sold at auction for $955,000.A young buyer bought the property, located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.With neighbours keen to check out the action, Ray White — Annerley selling agent Geoff Sellars said about 20 people watched on. 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.A young couple who plan to rent out 25 Broadhurst St, Kelvin Grove were the only bidders at Saturday’s 9am auction.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom property sold for $670,000. Inside 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove.Place — Newmarket selling agent Mario Sultana said the buyers were keen to invest in the home despite the outdated decor.Mr Sultana said the property was on a quiet and elevated 521sq m block, with northerly district views.The property, about 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, was marketed as being able to renovate, raise or extend (subject to council approval). The spacious kitchen area at 8 Aruma St, Holland Park West.Mr Sellars said there were two registered bidders at the auction.Features of the property include two renovated bathrooms, a large storage area/man cave and massive yard with enough space for a swimming pool or additional shed. Inside the spacious 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale.Ms McLeod said the daughter remembered her mum saying a man named Alan White was the real estate agent who took her parents around to view acreage properties in 1967 and they settled on 38 Woodfield Road.Documents show the agent was Ray White Group chairman Brian White’s father Alan, and the original contract was signed by Brian’s uncle Max White. Tap here for a full list of Queensland auction results.
Sharing is caring! Tweet 16 Views no discussions Share Share LocalNews Tourism Minister calls on public to embrace Dominica’s tourism product by: – February 27, 2012 Share Tourism Minister Hon. Ian Douglas.Minister of Tourism Ian Douglas is urging Dominicans to embrace the island’s tourism product.Mr. Douglas, at a press conference last week Friday, highlighted the contribution which the tourism industry has been making on the island’s economy, noting that it is therefore the responsibility of every citizen to ensure that the sector flourishes and is not threatened in anyway.“The Tourism Industry really now is the goose that lays the golden egg; Tourism right now on average employs about 5000 people around Dominica, Tourism generated $243 million into our economy last year and that money filters right through our economy, everybody gets a little piece of the action.”The Minister also noted his concerns regarding recent acts of crime and violence against tourist; this he described as posing a “damaging image” on the sector and should be stopped immediately.“When we have visitors particularly from our source markets like Germany and France being attacked and acts of violence being perpetrated against them; when these people go back or even before they get back in this age of internet and Twitter and Facebook; these type of propaganda and bad publicity damages our destination and people will not want to come anymore.”He further explained that “those types of actions really hurt all of us in Dominica”.Mr. Douglas commended the efforts of the Portsmouth Association of Yacht Security who have organized a community policing imitative at the Prince Rupert Bay in Portsmouth.The Association has secured a boat from the Ministry of Tourism and employs security officers to police the waters between 6pm and 6pm to ensure that the visitors feel safe while at the harbor.He noted that the reviews from this initiative has been tremendous and encouraging increasing the tourist traffic in that area as well as the increased sales for the restaurants in that area.The Minister said; “we want to replicate that kind of example throughout Dominica in all communities” as it is his wish that Dominica’s tourism product can continue to thrive and develop.He admonished that there is a great need for “every single one of us in all our communities must be policemen in our various areas of Dominica” as tourism is indeed everybody’s business.Dominica Vibes News
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season on Monday night to the Mr. Vernon Lady Marauders by a final score of 4-1. Mt. Vernon came out ready to play from the get go and had Batesville on their heels for the first 15 minutes.With 28 minutes to play in the half, the Lady Marauders attacked the right wing as the Batesville defense retreated. The ball was dropped to the top of the 18 as Stindle stepped into her shot and hit it past the outreached gloves of Olive Cerniglia. Batesville wouldn’t go down without a fight however. With 10 minutes to play in the half, Carlie Werner drew a foul deep in Mt. Vernon territory. Denise Davalos stepped up with a driven free kick that the goalkeeper had no chance to save. The 1-1 game didn’t last even a minute, as the Lady Marauders drove right down the field on the kickoff and netted their second goal of the game.In the second half, Batesville showed their toughness and played very well. They outshot Mt. Vernon 11-2 in the second half and 15-10 for the game, but it was Mt. Vernon’s shots that ended up on the scoreboard. With the game 2-1 for much of the second half, the Lady Marauders would get two counterattack goals away from the run of much of the play in the half. The first one came with 30 minutes to play and the second came with 10 minutes to play.“I was pleased with our effort in the second half. We showed our toughness and didn’t get down on ourselves. We are battling a lot of injuries right now so the key to this week is getting healthy while still trying to compete at a high level. We will learn from this match and begin building our momentum back these next 2 weeks before sectionals.” Coach Laker commented on the match.The JV girls soccer team took on the Mt. Vernon Mauraders on Monday evening. With only 40 minutes to play the girls started with intensity and finished that way as well. With possession being about 60/40, with the Bulldogs in control, they had many opportunities to take. Unfortunately, the ladies were unable to finish a shot and scored no goals in the half. The Lady Mauraders on the other hand were able to finish one goal and maintain their lead. The ending score was 0-1.JV Writeup by Coach Griggs
LONDON: Substitute Alexandre Lacazette ended his goal drought as Arsenal secured their first English Premier League win since New Year’s Day with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.Lacazette had gone nine games in all competitions without a goal before he found the target with a mis-hit shot in the final moments of the game.The win moves Arsenal up to the tenth position and will give them hope they can make a late push towards European qualification for next season.After a goalless first half, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners in front with a powerful header from a Nicolas Pepe cross.Pepe himself added the second, from close range after good work from the impressive Bukayo Saka.Mesut Ozil put the game beyond the Magpies with his first goal of the season with a tap-in after a flowing Arsenal move involving 35 passes and touches from all 11 players — the most passes for any goal in the league this season.Lacazette left on the bench with youngster Eddie Nketiah, finished off a smart move for Mikel Arteta’s side, who recorded just their second win since the Spaniard took over at the club. Agencies Also Read: Burnley rue missed chances in Arsenal stalemateAlso Watch: State BJP President Ranjeet Dass faces black flag protest in Titabor
February 19, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditStanford (16-9, 5-7) vs. Washington (12-14, 2-11)Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle; Thursday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Stanford looks to extend Washington’s conference losing streak to nine games. Stanford’s last Pac-12 win came against the Oregon Ducks 70-60 on Feb. 1. Washington lost 67-57 at UCLA in its most recent game. Stanford, Washington look to end streaks FAB FRESHMEN: Washington has relied heavily on its freshmen this year. Isaiah Stewart, Jaden McDaniels, Nahziah Carter and Hameir Wright have combined to account for 68 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 66 percent of all Huskies points over the last five games.TOUGH TO DENY DA SILVA: Across 25 appearances this season, Stanford’s Oscar da Silva has shot 59 percent.SLIPPING AT 68: Stanford is 0-7 when it allows at least 68 points and 16-2 when it holds opponents to less than 68.COMING UP SHORT: Stanford has scored 64.5 points per game and allowed 69.8 over its four-game road losing streak. Washington has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 72 points while giving up 75.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Stanford defense has allowed only 61.7 points per game to opponents, which is the 18th-best mark in the country. The Washington offense has produced just 69.4 points through 26 games (ranked 206th among Division I teams).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
KEVIN Umroa feels that his dominance in the three-day format of the Hand-in-Hand Inter-County cricket tournament came down to two factors: one improved his skills and confidence, the other inspired him—the end result was 23 wickets, the most this year.The Albion Community Centre Cricket Club next-generation left-arm spinner said that he was more poised and willing to bowl to his merits in the four-team competition, which concluded last week.“I got all of those wickets because I was confident after coming back from the West Indies Under-19 camp. I had to put all my emphasis on my bowling and back myself before heading into this inter-county tournament.”The camp was held from April 18 to the 28 in Antigua, and Umroa, fellow Berbician Kevlon Anderson (RHTY&SC) and Demerara Cricket Club cricketers Ashmead Nedd and Sachin Singh were coached on their batting, bowling and fielding techniques.“The camp was a good training experience for me. I have learnt a lot of things and ideas from coaches and players from other countries.”With his confidence, the 18-year-old was able to extract turn on the pitches. In fact, his dominance with the ball was a key reason that Berbice retained their title. In the final of the competition last week, Umroa finished with an 11-wicket haul, including 6-41 in the second innings.ENCOURAGING WORDSPrior to travelling to the capital city for the three-day competition, Umroa was given a pep talk by seasoned bowlers Veerasammy Permaul, his West Indies compatriot Devendra Bishoo and national spinner Gudakesh Motie.“They all told me to do what I do best.”The former JC Chandisingh Secondary School student said that he is also ready to make an impact in the one-day competition, which bowls off today in Berbice and Georgetown.“For bowling I’ll just try and be consistent and keep it simple and if I have the chance to bat, I’ll just try and be positive.”Berbice are set to play Essequibo at Albion today, while at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, in the capital city, Demerara will challenge the Select U17.
Published on June 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @SamBlum3 Pete Sala, who had been serving as the interim director of athletics after Daryl Gross stepped down from the position in March, will now take over as Syracuse’s vice president and chief campus facilities officer, according to a press release from the school.He will assume his new post once he’s done serving as the athletic director on July 6 and will continue to oversee all Carrier Dome operations. He will now also oversee Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Business and Facilities Maintenance Services, Physical Plant, Housing and Food Services Maintenance and Energy Systems and Sustainability Management.“I want to sincerely thank Pete for stepping up and serving the University well as interim director of athletics these past few months,” SU Chancellor Kent Syverud said in the statement. “Pete’s knowledge stretches far beyond the walls of the Carrier Dome and his new role will help ensure a top-quality overall campus physical environment that supports and contributes to an outstanding student experience.”Sala served on the search committee that brought in new AD Mark Coyle, who was announced to have won the job last Friday. Coyle was formally introduced on Monday and will take over on July 6.Sala was the athletic director when the school announced that the football program was restoring the No. 44. Sala said the decision was made with the blessing of Jim Brown, who later refuted that statement. A request for clarification from the athletic department went unanswered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+