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first_imgSee also:Batshauyi scores hat-trick in Chelsea cup winChelsea v Nottingham Forest player ratingsNottingham Forest boss admits he was surprised by ‘world class’ ChelseaConta backs Musonda after superb Chelsea debutAmpadu or Scott could get Chelsea first-team chance Embed from Getty ImagesAntonio Conte praised Chelsea’s youngsters after the 5-1 thrashing of Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick at Stamford Bridge, where the hugely impressive Charly Musonda scored on his full debut and Kenedy also netted on his return to the side.AdChoices广告Andreas Christensen started and 17-year-olds Ethan Ampadu and Dujon Sterling came on for their senior debuts in the second half, when Jake Clarke-Salter also featured.Blues boss Conte said: “We must be pleased. We won the game and are through to the next round. I think it’s very positive for us.“Tonight I gave the opportunity to some players and I think the answer was very good – very positive.Embed from Getty Images“I had the possibility to give a chance to young players from our academy and this is very positive.“For us it is a good night. We must be pleased tonight because we saw a lot of young players in this game.”Chelsea will be at home to Everton in the fourth round and Conte expects a difficult match.He said: “It’s a tough game. You know very well that Everton is one of the best teams in this league, but we are ready to face the next round.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgRebecca Koha and Moaz Ibrahim, the most talked about couple, have once again shared their public love affairs on Instagram. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Disc thrower Moaz Ibrahim has published a series of photos on the Internet, which shows Rebekah Koha, his most famous domestic weightlifter, together with his fiancé.Ibrahim says: “My current relationship status is busy for life. This is done by the greatest woman in the world. I love you, Rebecca,” the athlete comments, adding that they are also quite crazy.Koha, in turn, responds to him by invoking the name of Allah, which continues to lead him “on the right path.”“You are the craziest, nicest, sweetest, kindest, funniest, greatest, most handsome and most loyal,” Koha affirms her love for her future husband. “I’m proud to be yours and you’re mine,” she writes.last_img read more

first_img(Reuters) – World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr has said he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he triumphed over Britain’s Anthony Joshua in June and he would “die trying” to defend his belts in the title rematch in Saudi Arabia tomorrow. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated world champion Joshua with a seventh-round stoppage at New York’s Madison Square Garden.“I have been doing this since I was six and it is finally paying off,” Ruiz told the BBC. “There is no way I am going to let these belts go, I will die trying.“It has been a roller-coaster and now that I made the dreams come true there is no way I will let these go.” Joshua has trimmed down ahead of the second WBA, IBF and WBO title showdown with an eye on taking the contest deep into the latter rounds, saying he expects a “marathon, not a sprint.”The Briton has also been taking advice on his training regime and diet from former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in his bid to reclaim the title at the fight dubbed the ‘Clash on the Dunes’.“I may be less than 17 stone (107.95 kg),” Joshua said. “I’m punching loose and heavy — rhythm and flow. “Before I was trying to bench-press a house. I used my body to get where I needed but then I started realising the sweet science of the sport. I am punching like a horse kicking backwards right now.”Ruiz, however, said he would not ‘underestimate’ Joshua and that he had his own strategies to counter the former Olympic champion.“I know he lost weight and that he will try and box me around,” Ruiz added. “So it’s my job to prevent that. “(In the June bout) I was the one who had the strength, the one backing him up. When I jabbed I pushed him away.”Joshua believes this will not be the last time the two fight each other and predicted a third bout in the future if Ruiz was up for it.“This ain’t going to be the last time I see Ruiz in the ring,” Joshua said. “We make for good fights. “I think there’s definitely gonna be a knockout and that is what people want to see, bloodshed and knockouts.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit This week we are at Doncaster for the seven race meet sponsored by BetBright. We will be taking on Stephen Harris, the resident horse racing guru at bettingexpert, Timeform and Scott Ferguson.Scott is a lifelong racing and betting fan with many years in the wagering industry around the world, including the early days of Betfair. He founded the Matchbook Traders Conference, and is currently Head of UK Product for leading retail betting technology firm, Best Gaming Technology.Thank you to Scott for taking part. For all of our tipsters this week, good luck with the following picks:____________________________________2:00SBC News: Divine SpearTwo wins from three races, although he did lose out when starting at Evens last time at Doncaster.bettingexpert: Divine SpearHas been found a great opening to defy a penalty for a comfortable win.Timeform: Divine SpearClearly learned plenty from his hurdles debut when scoring at Ludlow three weeks ago, and with the prospect of much better to come, he gets the nod. The Unit and Chic Theatre are another couple with their best days ahead of them, and can give the selection most to think about.Best Gaming Tech: Divine SpearNot a particularly brave tip siding with the clear favourite in the first, but this Nicky Henderson-trained gelding has won two from three, and his only defeat was to a horse now rated 140 after three wins in quick succession.____________________________________2:30SBC News: Our ThomasA consistent performer. Placed on both starts since winning at Wetherby in October.bettingexpert: Lou VertShaped well in a warm race at Taunton on his UK debut and should take all the beating with the yard now back in top form.Timeform: Lou VertDidn’t see his race out on testing ground at Taunton on his first run for Paul Nicholls but showed plenty of promise on his sole start over hurdles in France and is worth another chance on this sounder surface. Our Thomas has taken well to hurdling and is an obvious threat.Best Gaming Tech: BaraymiAn ordinary juvenile contest with question marks over all of them. Connections paid six figures to buy this one out of France and has shown improvement in his two starts to date in Britain. Appears a better value proposition than the favourite.____________________________________3:00SBC News: Pinnacle PandaGoing for a hat-trick of victories after wins at Uttoxeter and Sandown.bettingexpert: Fort WorthHas caught the eye on a couple of occasions this season and can go close if an 81-day absence has a positive effect.Timeform: Fort WorthHas presumably been waiting for better ground since getting bogged down on heavy at Aintree in December and is well worth another chance to show he’s still on the upgrade. Pinnacle Panda, Fingerontheswitch and Nightline head the many dangers.Best Gaming Tech: FingerontheswitchDrops significantly in class after two recent runs at Cheltenham in more valuable handicaps. Fehily back on board is a big plus – a win and a second from two rides, and could easily have a few pounds on these.____________________________________3:30SBC News: Night In MilanHas shown most of his best form on this track, including a hurdles win less than four weeks ago.bettingexpert: Saint AreWill find this easier than the two races he has run in at Aintree and Cheltenham this season.Timeform: GodsmejudgeRan his best race for a while when runner-up to subsequent Sky Bet Chase winner Ziga Boy over C&D in December and looks a big player off the same mark if in similar form. Night In Milan goes well around here and is next best, ahead of the in-form Reaping the Reward.Best Gaming Tech: BenbensRun the Veterans Chase 10 times and you’d probably have six different winners. In a tricky race, I’ve gone for the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained veteran who will get a three-pound allowance for the quite useful Ryan Hatch on board.____________________________________4:05SBC News: Paint The CloudsBoring pick, but it’s hard to see past the class act in this race.bettingexpert: Paint The CloudsWill love the decent ground, is fresh and has a very good record.Timeform: Paint The CloudsThe class act here and can repeat last year’s win before having another crack at the Foxhunter at the Cheltenham Festival. Barel of Laughs, Cave Hunter and Major Malarkey can fight out minor honours.Best Gaming Tech: Paint The CloudsHas more than 10lbs in hand on these and drops significantly in class. Better than bank interest.____________________________________4:40SBC News: BallycrystalBeaten narrowly on debut at Musselburgh and can contend here with jockey Danny Cook.bettingexpert: FocacciaMakes his Rules debut for a yard going great guns and has come a long way for the run.Timeform: FocacciaMakes plenty of appeal on paper and could be up to making a winning start from Ballycrystal, who ran well first time up at Musselburgh but is bred to be a thorough stayer. William Hunter could leave his Huntingdon debut behind and has outside claims.Best Gaming Tech: BallycrystalTrainer hitting at 29% in bumpers this season and looked a handy prospect at his first start under rules. Won’t need to improve much to win this.____________________________________5:10SBC News: GroundunderrepairTrained by Warren Greatrex and made a promising debut at Carlisle in October.bettingexpert: GroundunderrepairShaped nicely on his debut five months ago and is sure to be fresh and readied for this by the excellent Greatrex yard.Timeform: Rather BeLudlow winner can repeat the dose having looked much more straightforward there. Groundunderrepair made a promising start at Carlisle and looks the danger four months on, while Snow Leopardess is a newcomer to note.Best Gaming Tech: GroundunderrepairBeaten on debut by an experienced sort who has kept on winning and franked the form. The Greatrex/Sheehan combination are dynamite in bumpers and 7lb advantage over its main rival could prove the difference.____________________________________Follow the results of these tips throughout the Doncaster race meet via @SBCGAMINGNEWS, or return to SBC News tomorrow to see how our tipsters got on. 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first_imgCape Coast Venomous Vipers started the Central Region Division Two League on a bright note when they spanked Effutu Citrus 3-0 at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium, Cape Coast.Vipers led 2-0 at half time from goals scored by midfielder Ibrahim Tijani and Yahaya Musah.On resumption, Vipers sealed the doom of the visitors when they increased the tally to 3-0 on the 75th minute mark through Joseph Edekoh.In other results Ntisiman Nsamka F/C drew 1-1 with Liberty Rainbow, Abreshia United also drew 1-1 with Nadel Rovers while Astronomers also drew 1-1 with Shalom F/C.In a related development, the Assin United Stars F/C would host Mfuom United at Assin Adrembra in the second week of the Central Region Division Two League which comes off at all the League centres on Sunday, June 7.According to the fixtures released by the Regional Football Association at Cape Coast, Assinman United would vie with Great Assin North at Assin Fosu while Dunkwa United meet Adansi Praso WAECO at Dunkwa-on-Offin. Tuba Metro Stars would clash with Kasoa Bagojet, Gomoaman Dahlin would sort things out with Kasoa Perrank F/C at Gomoa Benso and Senya Bereku URB F/C would meet Ofaakor Shepherd Stars at Senya Bereku.Gomoa Ojobi Miracle Land F/C would vie with Ofaakor Lamptey Mills F/C at Gomoa Ojobi while Buduburam F/C hosts Kasoa Cheetah F/C at Gomoa Buduburam.Source: GNAlast_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean non-profit organisation International Esports Federation (IESF) and International School Sports Federation (ISF) have signed a memorandum of understanding.The agreement, which looks to promote healthy habits among esports players in high schools, will allow both parties to collaborate by combining their “knowledge, competencies, and efforts” in order to develop and execute a variety of projects.Credit: International Esports FederationRELATED: International Esports Federation signs agreement with World Esports ConsortiumThe International Esports Federation is a global non-profit organisation founded in 2008 that includes 56 member nations. A new board of directors was elected in November of 2019.Vlad Marinescu, President of International Esports Federation, spoke on the partnership in a release: “We strongly believe that this collaboration between IESF and ISF will achieve positive results for the benefit of youth in terms of entertainment, competition, and health. We hope that the achievements we reach together will be a good example not only for the youth but to all the gamers around the world. “Our organizations have a rich history and a similar objective — to motivate youth to take part also in physical sport while having fun. This collaboration will be reinforced, also at the national level, providing a platform and unity in managing programs that reinforce responsible gaming, motivating youth to move and be healthy.”RELATED: Vlad Marinescu takes over as President of International Esports FederationThe deal with ISF comes after the IESF entered an agreement with the Asian Electronic Sports Federation in March and another with the World Esports Consortium in May.Laurent Petrynka, President of International School Sports Federation, added: ”The MoU and the International Esports Federation (IESF) follow the vision of promoting physical activity and education among the eSports youth, incorporating exercise, running, and fun games into the eSport events. This is a historic step which combines live sports with sports in a virtual setting.“We find this cooperation to be an innovative approach aiming to motivate the youth to get up, move, and take care of their mental, physical, and social health. This will be done through a series of competitions planned by ISF and IESF for the near future. Together with IESF, we are united in the Olympic spirit, a spirit of excellence, respect, and friendship, to build a new era of eSports among students all over the world.” Esports Insider says: Varsity esports programs are creating a direct path to pro status for esports hopefuls. At the same time, esports organisations have recognized the importance of maintaining mental and physical health among its players for maximum performance and longevity. This partnership is an example of global organisations not only recognising this idea, but implementing solutions. 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch.last_img read more

first_img@jo55adams/Twitter(LONDON) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed seven people in London on Saturday night.According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the Islamic State’s official Amaq News Agency posted a message on Telegram on Sunday claiming that Saturday’s vehicle and stabbing attack was carried out by ISIS fighters.“Security source to ‘Amaq Agency: A detachment of Islamic State fighters carried out the London attacks yesterday,” the message reads.Counterterrorism sources tell ABC News there is evidence suggesting the three terrorists who carried out the attack might have been waiting to strike for several months.The trigger may have been ISIS message posted on Saturday that called on followers to use vehicles, guns and knives to “kill the civilians of the crusaders” during the holy month of Ramadan.“They usually use these messages to simply inspire people to carry out attacks whenever the opportunity arises,” said Matt Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and an ABC News contributor. “So, really, the real goal is to motivate as many people as possible in the hopes that somebody will carry out an attack just like this.”Police moved quickly into a working-class neighborhood in East London Sunday and arrested 12 people, many of them connected to the dead terrorist who wore a fake bomb vest during the attack. It was a strategy likely intended not only to cause panic but also to guarantee and police response that would lead to martyrdom.According to Mark Rowley, a senior officer in London’s Metropolitan Police Service, eight officers fired upwards of 50 rounds at the attackers.“I am not surprised that when faced with what they must have feared were three suicide bombers, the officers fired an unprecedented number of rounds to be completely confident they had neutralized the threat that those men posed.” Rowley said.Neighbors told ABC News on Sunday the dead terrorist was a man of Pakistani descent, the father of a toddler, with his wife expecting. Others said he was known for radical views and that he recently complained that his local mosque was not devout enough.“He said it was not a good mosque,” one neighbor said. “It was not following the Muslim religion categories.”The BBC tonight broadcast an interview with an anonymous neighbor who said he was so concerned about the man he called authorities. “I did my bit,” he said. “I know a lot of people did, but the authorities did not do their bit.”With more than 3,000 potential terrorists on British watch lists, authorities say they simply cannot track every suspect or stop every attack.“There are 500 ongoing active investigations the Security Services are carrying out, and that covers the three thousand people of interest plus others that they may not want to add into the list while they’re still subject to these ongoing investigations,” Michael Clarke, a UK counterterrorism expert, told ABC News. “There have been 13 or 14 plots that have been foiled in the last 12 months.”Police say they already know a lot about the plot and the plotters and the ongoing investigation is focused on uncovering any potential network that could have aided the terrorists in their attack.“Work is ongoing to understand more about them, about their connections and about whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else,” Rowley said.So far, investigators do not see a connection between this attack and the vehicle attack in March on the Westminster bridge in London or the bomb attack two weeks ago in Manchester, but this cluster of seemingly independents suggests a broader movement that has been building for some time.“It tell us that this wave out there is beginning to break against Britain,” Clarke said, “and that we’ve probably got to be prepared for more.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm.The storm, which has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph with even stronger gusts, is expected to be the worst to hit the state in decades. The last Category 4 storm to hit the U.S. was Charley in 2004 in Florida, while the last Category 4 storm to hit Texas was Carla in 1961.Residents staying in the area frantically stocked up on food, water and gas, while others heading out of the storm’s path boarded up windows and doors of their homes and businesses.Airlines canceled flights, schools were shuttered while concerts and other planned events in Houston and coastal cities were postponed.Even after the hurricane hits the coast, its effects will linger for days, with heavy rainfall through next week estimated to be as high as 40 inches in some areas. “This is going to be a storm we talk about, unfortunately, for at least the next seven days,” ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee said Friday on GMA.Here’s what we know about the storm so far.What’s aheadAs of 8 p.m. local time Friday, the hurricane was 35 miles away from the coastal city of Corpus Christi, Texas, with sustained winds of about 130 mph and stronger gusts. On the coast, sustained winds were reported to be 79 mph, with over 100 mph gusts.The National Weather Service warned Harvey could bring a potentially devastating storm surge, heavy rainfall and wind hazards to the Lone Star State’s coast. A tornado watch is in effect for areas of southeastern Texas and southwest Louisiana.Life-threatening storm surge waters could reach 9 to 13 feet above ground level. Catastrophic flooding is expected across parts of the area. And rainfall will be heavy, with an estimated 15 to 25 inches of rain falling in many areas and as high as 40 inches in some from today through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Here’s a projected timeline for Hurricane Harvey thus far, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service:Friday through Saturday: Harvey is expected to roar ashore the Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane late Friday evening. After that, the storm’s path remains uncertain but it is forecast to meander near or just inland of the middle of the Texas coast through the weekend.Sunday through Monday: Some forecast models show Harvey expanding across the Gulf Coast as it makes its way over southern Texas.Tuesday through Wednesday: The hurricane could, according to some models, move northeast and then re-emerge briefly over the Gulf of Mexico before making a second landfall in northeastern Texas or western Louisiana.Preparation and evacuationsStorm preparation began in earnest on Wednesday and intensified on Thursday. Shoppers lined up to fill their carts with food and water, while lines for gas stretched out of many stations. Some people also got to work boarding up their homes and businesses to protect against the expected 100-plus mile per hour winds. Even the Texas Department of Transportation in Victoria boarded up its windows on Thursday.As of Friday, governors had declared states of emergencies for 30 counties in Texas and statewide for Louisiana.Corpus Christi International Airport remains open but airlines have canceled all scheduled flights — incoming and outgoing — for Friday have been canceled, according to FlightAware. Major airlines are waiving cancellation fees.Meanwhile, Houston airports plan to remain open but are encouraging travelers to change their plans.British band Coldplay waited until Friday afternoon to cancel their concert scheduled that night in Houston.“We really wanted to play tonight, but sitting here all together watching the news about the storm we feel that we can’t ask anyone to put their safety at risk. So, sadly, we will have to postpone,” Coldplay said in a statement.Texas coastal residents urged to leave in ‘strongest possible terms’ as Hurricane Harvey intensifies in the GulfThe Coast Guard said Thursday it is sending shallow-depth vessels to Texas and Louisiana that are capable of responding in flooded urban areas. And with gale force winds predicted to arrive within 24 hours, the Coast Guard on Thursday also ordered a nearly total closure of ports in Houston, Texas City, Galveston, Freeport and Corpus Christi.Texas officials announced mandatory evacuations for all seven counties on the coast: Calhoun County, San Patricio County, Refugio County, Brazoria County, Jackson County, Victoria County and Matagorda County. In four of those countries, officials ordered their entire county to evacuate and warned those who chose to stay behind that their rescue could not be guaranteed. Voluntary evacuations have been urged for residents in other areas.Mandatory evacuations have been issued for Rockport, Texas, where Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Rios told reporters Friday, “We’re suggesting if people are going to stay here, mark there arm with a sharpie pen with their name and social security number.”“It’s not something we like to do but it’s the reality; people don’t listen,” Rios added.While a mandatory evacuation order is not in place for Corpus Christi, Mayor Joe McComb did advise residents to voluntarily evacuate. If you have been asked by local officials to evacuate in TX, your window to do so is closing— Brock Long (@FEMA_Brock) August 25, 2017 Mayor McComb strongly encourages evacuation, especially the low lying areas of Area A and B as seen in the map below (pink and yellow area).— CityOfCorpusChristi (@cityofcc) August 24, 2017Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long urged people in the path of the storm to heed warnings and to take evacuation orders seriously.“This may be the first major landfall hurricane we’ve had since 2005,” Long said in an interview on “Good Morning America” Friday. “So there’s going to be damage.”As of Friday morning, FEMA had amassed more than 96,000 liters of water, 306,000 meals and 4,500 tarps at incident support bases in Seguin and Fort Worth, Texas, as well as in Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, should the states need them.Storm preparations have extended to New Orleans, where FEMA said it’s working to make sure the Louisiana city’s pumps are functioning in anticipation of the seven to 10 inches of rainfall expected there. The National Guard is also readying 500,000 sandbags, FEMA said.How officials are respondingPoliticians and officials have taken a proactive approach to the storm.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday night that he had discussed storm preparation with President Donald Trump, as well as with the heads of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. On Friday, Abbott sent a letter to Trump requesting a presidential disaster declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey.“Granting this request will provide Texans the additional resources needed to protect themselves, their property and rebuild their lives if necessary after Hurricane Harvey,” Abbott said in a statement.However, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert told reporters at a press briefing Friday afternoon that it’s unlikely the president will make that declaration prior to the storm making landfall.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at the press briefing Friday afternoon that Trump is planning to visit Texas “early next week.”Many state and local officials have urged residents to pay attention to evacuation orders, as it will be too late to leave once the storm hits. Spoke with Pres. Trump & heads of Homeland Security & FEMA. They’re helping Texas respond to #HurricaneHarvey.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 24, 2017 Over the next several days we can expect possibly 10-20 inches n our City w/a probability of flooding in parts of our City. Be prepared. st— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) August 25, 2017Trump confirmed on Twitter that he had spoken with the governors of Texas and Louisiana, saying his administration is “closely monitoring” the storm and will “assist as needed.” In another tweet, the president said he had been briefed by officials from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA as well as other top members of his Cabinet. I have spoken w/ @GovAbbott of Texas and @LouisianaGov Edwards. Closely monitoring #HurricaneHarvey developments & here to assist as needed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2017center_img Received a #HurricaneHarvey briefing this morning from Acting @DHSgov Secretary Elaine Duke, @FEMA_Brock, @TomBossert45 and COS John Kelly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2017Trump announced on Twitter late Friday that he had approved Abbott’s request for a disaster declaration in Texas, formally making federal funds and resources available to assist state recovery efforts.Texas’ hurricane historyThe storm is already being compared to Hurricane Bret, which hit Texas on Aug. 22, 1999. That storm made landfall in Kenedy County, just south of Corpus Christi, according to the National Weather Service — a path that was similar to the one forecast for Hurricane Harvey. However, the maximum wind speeds for Bret were 140 miles per hour at the time of landfall, making it a Category 4 storm.Here’s a timeline of some of the recent hurricanes to hit Texas and the damage they caused:Hurricane Bret (Aug. 22, 1999): The Category 4 storm made landfall on a Sunday evening about 60 miles south of Corpus Christi. Luckily, the area is sparsely populated compared to Corpus Christi, and so problems were limited. Central Kenedy County received more than 15 inches of rain over two days, according to the NWS. The storm did about $88 million in damages in 2017 figures. Four Americans died in the storm.Hurricane Claudette (July 15, 2003): While Claudette came ashore as only a Category 1 storm with maximum winds of 90 miles per hour, it did extensive damage after coming ashore at Port O’Connor, about 100 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, and moving inland across Calhoun County, according to the NWS. Two people were killed.Hurricane Rita (Sept. 24, 2005): The last Category 3 storm to make landfall in Texas was Rita, though it did so much farther north than Harvey is expected to land. Rita, which hit just three weeks after Hurricane Katrina, made landfall right along the Texas-Louisiana border with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. The town of Center, Texas — near Nacogdoches — received 10.48 inches of rain in the storm, but it moved quickly through the area, limiting rainfall accumulation. Still, 59 people from Texas were killed in the storm, according to the NWS, and a number of others died in a bus accident during evacuations.Hurricane Ike (Sept. 13, 2008): Ike, the last hurricane to make landfall in Texas, hit near Galveston as a Category 2 storm after decimating areas of the Caribbean in the week prior with winds as high as 145 miles per hour. By the time it hit Galveston, winds were at a sustained maximum of 110 miles per hour, according to the NWS. The massive size of Ike resulted in substantial rainfall totals for the area. The highest total was 18.9 inches near Spring Creek, south of Houston, according to the NWS. Some sensors measuring storm surge actually failed due to salt water, according to a NOAA report, but the highest total was 17.5 feet in Chambers County.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgBy Andrew BothEnglish Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion have sacked head coach Alan Irvine, the club announced on their website late on Monday.The Midlands club made the move following a run of seven losses in their past nine games, a series of results that has caused them to slide to 16th place, just one point above the relegation zone.Irvine becomes the second managerial casualty in three days after relegation-threatened Crystal Palace dumped Neil Warnock on Saturday.And with Alan Pardew in line to swap Newcastle for Palace, the Premier League managerial merry-go-round has suddenly gathered pace after an unusually quiet start to the season in which nobody was fired for the first four months.Irvine is the third head coach dismissed by West Brom in little over 12 months, following the short reigns of Steve Clarke and Pepe Mel.His fate was sealed after a 2-0 away defeat against Stoke on Sunday, which followed a 3-1 home loss to Manchester City two days earlier.“Securing a sixth season in the Premier League is the over-riding target and sometimes unpleasant decisions have to be taken to serve that imperative,” Albion technical director Terry Burton says on the club’s website.“Alan has impressed everyone with his manner, dedication and diligence but he knows that results have simply not been good enough.”Irvine was surprise choice when he was hired as West Brom manager in June this year after the 56-year-old Scot had spent the previous three seasons as youth team coach at Everton.Bookmakers have installed former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood as favourite to succeed Irvine with ex-Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis close behind in the betting.West Brom travel to West Ham on New Year’s Day with Rob Kelly, helped by fellow assistant head coach Keith Downing, in caretaker charge.last_img read more

first_imgEduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Daniels has been playing professionally since 2008 and his basketball career has taken him to different parts of the world.And that vast experience playing overseas has helped him draw praise from the Aces.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“He’s like a coach. He’s one of the smartest guys that I’ve been around,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton after a 111-98 win over Columbian Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.“He had 21 points in the first half, he doesn’t care about scoring. If it’s his turn, it’s his turn. If it’s not his turn, it’s not his turn, he’s gonna read the defense and get the team the best shot. So having a brain and a skill set like he has is great. I don’t think he’s gonna be winning the dunk contest anytime soon, but he’s a great guy.” Chris Daniels. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Chris Daniels is the oldest import in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and that’s not a knock on the Alaska center.His age at 35, is also his biggest advantage.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Aces guard Simon Enciso also has high praise for Daniels.Enciso sees similarities between Daniels and former teammate Mike Harris, who led Alaska to a runner-up finish in the 2018 Governors’ Cup.“He’s a lot like Mike Harris. Just leads by example, you know, not a very high energy guy but will talk when he needs to talk and he’s very stern about what we need to do. Like I said, he leads by example so people usually follow,” said Enciso, who scored 19 points and led a pivotal run in the third quarter.“He works hard. He gets in the gym early and does his stuff, leaves late. So I really admire his hard work. He really sets the tone for us so if he gets going early then, it’s a lot easier for everyone else to get shots,” he added.The 6-foot-10 Daniels finished with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the field and 16 rebounds in his PBA debut.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Aces pull away in 2nd half, derail Dyip LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Daniels had an efficient scoring night but said he still has to improve on both ends especially on the defensive end.“I did okay scoring, but I need to do better offensively. I need to find a way to move my feet better so I can stop my man from scoring. If I can stop my man from scoring anywhere in the 20s to 30 points, then we got a great chance at winning,” said Daniels, who’s had stints in Korea, China and Lebanon among others.But more than the numbers, what impresses Compton the most about Daniels is his character.“The thing that I really love about him, I’ve made him run in practice, and I’ve never heard a complaint. So when you can look at a guy with that kind of experience, championship experience, in the eye and say, ‘You’re running,’ and he runs, and no complaints, he says ‘Yes sir,’ and he does it,” Compton said. “You know you have an incredibly high-character guy. So he’s high character, he’s very skilled, he’s very smart. We just gotta get him through the dunk contest level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

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