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Ireland braces for Hurricane Ophelia, most severe cyclone in 50 years

first_imgIreland is beginning to brace itself for Hurricane Ophelia, the worst storm to hit our shores since Hurricane Debbie in 1961.Met Eireann has warned that this is the strongest hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean since records began.Currently classed as a hurricane, Ophelia will be downgraded to a post-tropical storm by the time it hits the south west of Ireland. Met Eireann told the Irish Independent that Ophelia can be compared to Hurricane Debbie, which struck Ireland 66 years ago, killing fifteen people and causing severe destructionMinister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says: “Anybody not taking storm Ophelia seriously should think again – I don’t remember ever seeing a forecast for the south coast quite like this.”The National Emergency Co-ordination Group will meet today to discuss preparations to cope with Hurricane Ophelia. Officials from a number of Government departments as well as emergency services and the Defence Forces will meet to discuss co-ordination for the event.Evelyn Cusack @MetEireann briefing the National Emergency Coordination Group meeting on weather developments this am— OEP (@emergencyIE) October 15, 2017 Met Eireann has issued their most severe weather warning ahead of Hurricane Ophelia’s arrival, in which people are advised to “take action to protect themselves and/or their property”.The warning is in place for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry from 9am on Monday until 3am on Tuesday.All other counties have been issued an orange warning. That may be upgraded for other counties including Donegal.In a statement, Met Eireann says: “Hurricane Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip of Ireland by Monday morning.“From there it looks set to track northwards close to the Atlantic Seaboard at a fast pace to be roughly situated 100-200km northwest of County Donegal by midnight on Monday.“Met Éireann forecasters have been monitoring this situation closely all week. We have been liaising with our international colleagues, especially at the UK Met Office, and as we are now in the 48 hour window, with access to our high resolution models, we have decided to issue specific warnings. “The warnings will be updated as required.”Latest guidance from the National Hurricane Centre.Bear in mind times shown are AST so add 5 hours.Centre of low hits SW coast approx 11am— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 15, 2017Department of Education says that where a red weather warning is in effect, schools are encouraged to stay closed. Bus Éireann has also announced that they will suspend school runs in areas that have been issued a red weather warning.Ireland braces for Hurricane Ophelia, most severe cyclone in 50 years was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHurricane OpheliaIrelandred weather warningstormlast_img read more

OnePlus 5 teased to come with horizontal dual rear camera, run on HydrogenOS

first_imgA lot has been rumoured about OnePlus 5 camera. Several renders and sketches of the OnePlus 5 camera has leaked recently, and almost all of them show the coming of dual rear camera set up. While other reports also suggest that the OnePlus 5 may come with dual cameras at the front as well. Another sketch of the OnePlus 5 leaks on Weibo, a Chinese micro blogging site which also shows dual cameras at the back at horizontal angle. To recall, earlier rumours suggested that OnePlus 5 will boast vertical dual camera s. But, that’s not what the new leak shows. A report coming from Android Authority last week confirmed thatOnePlus 5 with dual cameras. Retail box of the OnePlus 5 leaks, andunder the box it includes – “Dual camera. Clearer photos”.  Well,OnePlus 5 coming with dual cameras was exclusively confirmed by IndiaToday Tech about a month ago. That being said, if OnePlus 5 really comes with dual camera set up, it will be the first ever flagship phone by the company to sport dual cameras. However, about the dual camera set up at the front, it is a bit unlikely. Alongside showing horizontal dual camera set up, a few camera samples of the OnePlus 5 also leaks. The leaked samples show that the OnePlus flagship phone may feature several features like — Monochrome Sensor, Portrait Mode, and more. The camera samples also suggest that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be capable of capture excellent pictures under low light situation as well. If the rumours are to be believed, OnePlus 5 will have the best camera set up compared to other OnePlus flagship phones, much better than last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. advertisementAnother report by GizmoChina confirms the OnePlus 5 resolution and also shows that the upcoming flagship phone will run on Hydrogen OS. GizmoChina reportedly managed to get a screenshot from OnePlus CEO which confirms 1920 x 1080p resolution for the OnePlus 5. On the other hand, OnePlus CEO and founder, Liu Zuohu posted screenshots of OnePlus 5 which shows that the phone runs on HydrogenOS. It further shows the phone that OnePlus 5 will come with VoLTE, 4G, and dual SIM support. OnePlus CEO – Pete Lau last week confirmed that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will be the slimmest flagship phone ever by the company. Furthermore, another leaked poster suggests that OnePlus 5 will be announced on June 15. However, no official words from OnePlus still now on the launch timeline.The only thing that is confirmed is that OnePlus 5 will come this summer . Other confirmed information about the flagship phone is Snapdragon 835 SoC, fingerprint scanner at the rear, and also that the OnePlus 5 will be the slimmest of all the OnePlus flagship phones. Further, it is also confirmed that OnePlus 5 will feature a camera developed in partnership with DxO . In terms of other specifications, OnePlus 5 is tipped to run on Android 7.1.1Nougat, and feature 5.5-inch full HD display, 8GB RAM, 64GB internalstorage, which can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.Last year’s OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T with no doubt were the best flagship phones by OnePlus. Both also gained wide popularity worldwide. However, OnePlus 5 is expected to be much better. This is also the phone that will succeed the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 3 which were the phones of the year in 2016. Be it camera, hardware, processor or the camera, both OnePlus 3 and 3T did well and the same is expected, rather much more of the OnePlus 5.Also Read: OnePlus 5 teased again, could be thinner and more compact than OnePlus 3TAlso Read: OnePlus 5 rumour roundup: Dual cameras, Snapdragon 835, funky colours, 4,000mAh battery and morelast_img read more

Australian Open 2019: Bautista Agut upsets Cilic to make Australian quarter-finals

first_imgRoberto Bautista Agut held firm in a tense five-set duel to knock sixth seed Marin Cilic out of the Australian Open and book his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Sunday.The 22nd-seeded Spaniard captured the decisive break in the ninth game of the final set before serving out strongly to claim a 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 win at Margaret Court Arena.Bautista Agut, who had lost the fourth-round match of a Grand Slam in each of his nine previous attempts, threw his arms up in the air and roared in triumph.Objective complete Congratulations @BautistaAgut #AusOpen #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019It was Bautista Agut’s third five-set win this week at Melbourne Park, continuing a remarkable run that has also included victories over an injury-hobbled Andy Murray, Australian John Millman and 10th seed Karen Khachanov.”I’ve been playing very good tennis,” the 30-year-old said. “I did a great job this pre-season and it’s been a great month for me and for my tennis.”Finally On his 25th appearance, @BautistaAgut knocks out the 2018 #AusOpen runner-up Marin Cilic 6-7(6) 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 to advance to his very first Grand Slam quarterfinal. #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 20, 2019Bautista Agut will next face 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who overcame defending champion Roger Federer in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament this year.”Now I want to recover well, to enjoy the win I had today. We will see on Tuesday,” he added.In a splendid start to the season, Bautista Agut claimed his ninth career title at the Qatar Open earlier this month, beating Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in consecutive matches to lift the trophy.advertisementAlso Read | Sharapova snaps at journalists over questions on meldonium, crowd booingAlso Read | Australian Open: Nadal thrashes Berdych to reach quarters, Tiafoe beats Dimitrov on birthdaylast_img read more

Liverpool to aid fans dealing with UCL final chaos

first_imgUEFA Champions League Liverpool in race to avoid fans’ Champions League heartache after Kiev flight chaos Neil Jones Click here to see more stories from this author 00:53 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool fans Getty Images UEFA Champions League Liverpool Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid A string of cancellations by World Choice Sports have led to despair for supporters travelling to Ukraine and the club will aim to help those affected Liverpool are striving to save supporters from Champions League final heartache after around 1,000 fans were left without flights to Kiev for this weekend’s game.Travel company World Choice Sports announced on Thursday that it had been forced to cancel three separate trips, one departing on Friday and two on Saturday, with Kiev’s Boryspil airport unable to allocate times for its aircraft.The company claimed it had “exhausted all avenues” and that it had “applied for [landing] slots in the correct manner and time frame”. Apologising and placing the blame squarely at he door of the Ukrainian authorities, it said supporters, who have paid close to £1,000 for their trips, would be issued with refunds. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Liverpool, though, say they will work with all relevant authorities to find a resolution.A statement on the Reds’ official website said: “Liverpool Football Club is continuing to work with all of the relevant stakeholders in the UK and Ukraine in an attempt to resolve a situation which has left around 1,000 fans without flights to Kiev for the Champions League final.“Flights chartered by World Choice Sports had been set to take supporters to Ukraine, but a dispute between the Widnes-based travel company and the aviation authorities in Kiev over the size of the aircraft has led to the trips being cancelled.“Along with officials from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool City Council, UEFA and the authorities in Kiev, Liverpool FC has been endeavouring to resolve the issue since it first came to light and will continue to do so until all avenues have been exhausted.”Meanwhile Joe Anderson, the Mayor Liverpool, Tweeted that he was working with his opposite number in Kiev, former World Champion boxer Vitali Klitschko, in order to find a solution. Regardless of whether a solution is found or not – Goal understands that Liverpool are hopeful of a resolution – the episode is yet another in what has become a stressful ordeal for many supporters hoping to see their side in European football’s biggest club game.With match tickets costing as much as £400 – and many being sold for three times that on the black market – and accommodation prices in Kiev rocketing, many Reds have been forced to spend upwards of £1500 to make the trip. Some are paying in excess of £1000 for just a day trip.Liverpool’s players flew out of John Lennon Airport on Thursday afternoon, and will train at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on Friday.Meanwhile, for many of their supporters there will be an anxious wait. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Public Invited to Dartmouth Cove Draft Comprehensive Plan Presentation

first_imgWaterfront Development Corporation and Halifax Regional Municipality are seeking feedback on a plan to make the Dartmouth waterfront more vibrant. The comprehensive, draft land-use plan for Dartmouth Cove will be released Thursday, May 17. “Public consultation is key in our vision for a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO, Waterfront Development. “This community-driven plan comes at an exciting time for downtown Dartmouth and the waterfront.” The plan will be shared with the public at the Super 8 Hotel, 65 King St., Dartmouth, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. No registration is required. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. Additional feedback is encouraged and an online questionnaire will be available at after the presentation. The area, which borders Alderney Drive, Portland Street, Maitland Street and the shoreline, is being revitalized by projects such as the King’s Wharf development, the land parcel for future development known as WDC-1 and the Harbourwalk Trail. It is also near community focal points like Alderney Landing and the ferry terminal. The plan presented Thursday will include the following planning and design components: The network of streets and layouts of blocks Pedestrian circulation system and public open spaces Building heights and setbacks Streetscape design and connections to adjacent areas Future sea level rise and remediation of contaminated lands are also addressed in the planning and design process for the area. “Redevelopment of Dartmouth Cove and other regional centre opportunity sites is a key focus for Council, and a major theme of HRM’s Economic Strategy,” said Mayor Peter Kelly. “The public consultation undertaken in February has reaffirmed the community’s aspirations for Dartmouth Cove — to be an attractive, lively, well-designed neighbourhood where people can live, work and play.” Designed to be inclusive and community driven, the public consultation incorporates the voices of landowners, residents and other interested groups through each phase of the plan development. It incorporated feedback from a variety of methods including the public four-day plan and design workshop held in February. The session was lead by consultants from The Planning Partnership, CBCL, and BuildGreen Solutions. After reviewing feedback from the draft plan, the final design plan and report will be completed in June. It will describe provide guidance for the physical development of Dartmouth Cove and include an overview of the vision, plan components, suggested phasing sequence and detailed guidelines for the development and design of private and public spaces. This project, along with the Regional Plan 5-Year Review and the HRMbyDesign Centre Plan, seek public input to create new policies and bylaws to improve sustainability in HRM communities. Waterfront Development is a provincial crown corporation developing the strategic potential of waterfronts in Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg. The corporation fosters the creation of waterfronts that drive economic opportunity, enhance tourism, provide experiences and reflect and protects marine heritage.last_img read more

Special drive by ER to check touts

first_imgKolkata: The Indian Railways have launched Operation Thunder across the country against the touts who sell railway tickets at a premium making an illegal profit. They buy mass tickets shrinking the number of tickets genuine passengers have access to.The drive was launched by Arun Kumar, DG RPF with the help of the technical staffs and IT cell of the Indian Railways. All zonal railways have been instructed to conduct special drives. As many as 276 places were raided in 141 cities all over the country. Altogether 387 touts were arrested and 22, 253 tickets valued at Rs 32,99,093 were seized. Preliminary investigation revealed that the touts had sold the tickets at Rs 3,24,12, 706. All suspected user Ids have been black-listed and the tickets are being deactivated. Illegal software ANMS/ Red Mirchi has been seized from Kota, Rajasthan. Three-hundred-and-seventy-five cases have been registered against the arrested persons. The Indian Railways have decided to intensify the raids. This is the peak season for railway passengers due to summer vacation and the season for marriages in north India. The touts utilise the situation and misuse the facility of e-ticketing. They sell the tickets at a premium making huge profits. The touts have their agents in all the metropolitan cities.last_img read more

Evander Holyfield Gets Ready To Knock Out Prostate Cancer

first_imgAre you ready to rumble? Coming soon to knock out prostate cancer is boxing legend and five-time heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield.Since his retirement from boxing in 2011, Holyfield has dedicated his time to philanthropic activities through Team Holyfield, and will be featured in a public service announcement for the Prostate Cancer Foundation that encourages African-American men to get regularly checked for prostate cancer. Providence-based multi-disciplinary brand culture and communications firm (add)ventures will direct, film and edit the public service announcement – donating a significant portion of the public service announcement’s production costs. Holyfield is donating his time on the public service announcement – an endeavor that marks his commitment to serving as a goodwill ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.The public service announcement, which will be filmed on May 28 at a location to be announced, will feature Holyfield in his natural element – the boxing ring – as he tells his story of perseverance in the ring and in life. The piece will showcase that while strength, speed and stamina can be drawn upon to beat an opponent in the ring, other resources must be used when fighting an unseen force like prostate cancer – an opponent that could wind up causing a fight for life. The public service announcement will include a message from Holyfield that encourages African-American men to get checked for prostate cancer and directs them to, the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s website.Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men, affecting a staggering one in seven men in the United States. Studies point to several factors that could influence an individual’s chance of developing prostate cancer including age, race and family history. Among the reasons that prompted Team Holyfield to champion prostate cancer awareness is the fact that African-American men are 1.6 times more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men, and 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease.“When prostate cancer is detected early enough, it is 100 percent treatable,” said Barbara J. Parsky, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “Getting regularly checked for prostate cancer is a surefire way to detect it early enough to offer all men more treatment options with potentially fewer side effects than if prostate cancer remains undetected or found at a later stage. We can’t thank Evander enough for lending his voice, influence and passion to raise awareness about this disease and the benefit of early detection.”Since hanging up his gloves in 2011, Holyfield has dedicated himself to doing service-based work that reflects his values and strong faith, which led him to establish Team Holyfield. Team Holyfield’s mission is to create and sustain relationships with individuals, companies and organizations that support altruism, community relations and humanitarian efforts and reflects Holyfield’s core values of “faith, family, foundation and future.” Holyfield is particularly interested in supporting initiatives that affect the African-American community. Prostate cancer is one such initiative.“We want to tell people to spread the word and encourage their fathers, brothers, sons and friends to get checked for prostate cancer,” said Holyfield. “This is an issue that affects all men and is in line with our mission to partner with incredible organizations and invest in their important work. I’m honored to go the distance for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Together, we can spread the word and hopefully knock out prostate cancer for good.”Upon learning of Team Holyfield’s interest in the cause, (add)ventures President and CEO Steve Rosa conceptualized a national awareness campaign around prostate cancer with the donation of (add)ventures’ public service announcement effort as part of his firm’s corporate philanthropy program – (add)love.“I grew up diagonally across the street from live boxing at Manny Almeida’s Ringside Tap in Fox Point so I know Providence’s rich boxing tradition well,” said Rosa. “I remember the stories of champions like Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano coming to my neighborhood so it makes me proud to bring another legendary champion to Providence – especially for such an important cause. Evander Holyfield is truly ‘The Real Deal’ in the ring and in life. Prostate cancer has attacked family and friends alike. I was happy to have our firm join Team Holyfield and the Prostate Cancer Foundation in this fight. Any fight is winnable with a champ like Evander in your corner.”last_img read more


first_imgWondagurl – Samuel Engelking Login/Register With: READ MORE Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Since she broke out as a teenager, Wondagurl has been making a name for herself producing for Rihanna, Drake, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. Meeting her at Revolution Studios, though, she’s still very much a reflection of her quiet suburban upbringing in Brampton.In a brief studio session hosted by Doritos, I sit with the producer (real name: Ebony Oshunrinde) to witness her creative process first-hand as she crafts a beat out of sounds from crunching, biting and everything you’d hear while devouring a bag of chips. That, and a sample that I’ve brought in for her to use.Somewhat timid in conversation, Oshunrinde moves with machine-like precision while working. Her training started at Chinguacousy Secondary School, where she enrolled in Grade 11 after moving from Mississauga. Known for its SciTech North program, the high school helped her foster her passion for producing by introducing her to classes that finally held her interest. By the end of the year she went from struggling to pass to making the honour roll.last_img read more

Cong will fight polls in UP on its own strength Scindia

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress will fight the general election in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength, party’s west UP incharge Jyotiraditya Scindia said Saturday, asserting the path of his party may be different from that of the SP and the BSP but their objective is the same. Scindia also said that as far as talks for alliances are concerned, “like-minded parties should also think in a like-minded way”. The AICC general secretary incharge UP west’s remarks assume significance as they come amid reports that there may be a rethink on the grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh to include the Congress. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! On Akhilesh Yadav’s remarks that the Congress was very much in the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance and two seats were being left for it, Scindia said, “If this is his thinking, then we may also leave 2-3 seats for them.” “The current situation is that the SP and the BSP have taken a decision that they want to walk on a different path with the same objective that the Congress has. Our paths can be different, but the objective is the same,” he said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Scindia asserted that the Congress wants to have a UPA government at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh it was determined to come back to power by 2022. “We have said time and again that our objective is the same that UPA government must be formed at the Centre. In Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is going to fight this election on its own strength,” Scindia told reporters here. “We believe that be it BSP or SP, they have taken a decision and we respect that decision. They have the right to choose their path. They have chosen their path and the Congress is going to fight this election on its own strength,” he said. Asked about whether talks should be held to bring like-minded parties together, he said dialogue should take place but it should be from both sides. “We are going to establish the Congress strongly on the ground in UP. And we are moving in that direction,” he said. On leaders in UP like Savitri Bai Phule joining the Congress, Scindia said the party’s doors are open for those who have strength on the ground, want to serve the people and are committed to form a new Uttar Pradesh. Interestingly, both the Congress and the SP have announced their first list of candidates for some seats in UP. The Congress on Thursday announced 11 candidates for the electorally crucial state of the UP, fielding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Raebareli and party president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi. Former Union ministers Salman Khurshid, Jitin Prasad and R P N Singh have been fielded from their traditional seats of Farrukhabad, Dhaurahra and Kushi Nagar respectively. The Samajwadi Party on Friday released its first list of nine candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha seats out of which the Congress had won just two (Amethi and Raebareli) in 2014. BSP chief Mayawati and SP’s Akhilesh Yadav had jointly announced their alliance in January. On Tuesday, Yadav, at a press conference in Lucknow with RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary, had said the Rashtriya Lok Dal will contest three Lok Sabha seats as part of an alliance with the SP and the BSP.last_img read more

Moroccan Activists Call for Amazigh New Year to Become National Holiday

By Zakaria WadghiriRabat – A number of activists of the Amazigh (Berber) movement in Morocco are demanding that Yennayer, the Amazigh New Year’s Day, become a national and public holiday.Such calls have increased since Algeria made January 12 a national and public holiday for the first time last year.Moroccans will celebrate the Amazigh New Year 2969, known as Yennayer in Tamazight (Berber), on January 12.The Amazigh youth organization Tamesna will organize demonstrations outside Parliament in Rabat on Yennayer for the sixth year in a row.Tamesna Coordinator Adil Adaskou told Morocco World News (MWN) that the demonstrators intend to commemorate the popular holiday and to remind Morocco of the Amazigh people’s legitimate claims—the official recognition of Yennayer as a national public holiday. Amazigh activist Mounir Kejji told MWN that the celebration is not new and neither are the demands. “There are celebrations in urban, rural and diaspora communities.”“Morocco should learn from Algeria now. Even their schools are celebrating.” Kejji added that raising awareness is important especially since the successive governments have not met the demands.Read Also: Moroccan Journalist Asks King Mohammed VI to Recognize Amazigh New Year as Public HolidayHe continued, “The fact that all organic laws from the 2011 constitution were passed except the ones regarding the officialization of Amazigh and establishing the Languages and Culture National Council shows a lack of political will. We are still not clear on how the current PJD-led government is handling this. The struggle continues for this recognition.”In December, Amina Ben Sheikh addressed a message to King Mohammed VI calling for the recognition of the Amazigh New Year as a public holiday.In her message, Ben Sheikh said that “recognizing the Amazigh New Year as an official national holiday side by side with the other national holidays would restore the spirit and philosophy of the Constitution.” She also recalled the monarch’s speech on October 17, 2001, in which he said that the “integration of Tamazight is a national responsibility, for no culture can deny its roots. From these roots, [Morocco] must embrace openness and reject close-mindedness in order to thrive and develop.”It remains to be seen whether the Moroccan government will meet the demands of Amazigh activists. read more