Watch | 20 houses damaged due to landslide in Odisha’s Gajapati

first_imgIn Odisha’s Gajapati district, around 20 houses were damaged due to a landslide that occured on October 24, 2019.The houses were damaged when the landslide occured  due to heavy rainfall. The incident took place in Gumma tehsil of Gajapati district. Locals are facing difficulty due to heavy rainfall in the area.Incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha on Thursday.The regional meteorological centre here issued red, orange and yellow warnings for the coastal and southern districts of the state till October 26.The state government declared the closure of all schools and Anganwadi centres for two days in eight districts and asked the teachers and staff to remain present at the institutes for an emergency.last_img read more

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Google announces October 9 event, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launch expected

first_imgGoogle will host its hardware event on October 9 in New York, the company has confirmed by sending out invites for it. As already rumoured for a long time now, Google is expected to launch the third generation Pixel phones, aka the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL on the slated date. A lot has already been revealed about the upcoming Pixel phones. The Pixel 3 will succeed last year’s Pixel 2, while the Pixel 3 XL will be the follow-up device of the Pixel 2 XL.As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 3 might borrow the same design details from the Pixel 2, but that may not be the case with Pixel 3 XL. The 3 XL is said to follow the current market trend and come with a notch. However, the leaked images reveal that the notch on the Pixel 3 XL will be much wide than that of the iPhone X. Rumours also suggest that both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will come with glass design, which increases the chances for wireless charging support.Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and single rear camera. On the front, the Pixel 3 is said to come with single selfie camera, but Pixel 3 XL is expected to sport dual cameras on the front. As far as the camera specs are concerned, both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are tipped to sport 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF and laser-assisted auto focus. The cameras in Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are brilliant and the best in the business and chances are that the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will follow the same.advertisementThe Pixel 3 is expected to come with thick bezels on the top and bottom of the display, but compared to the Pixel 3, the Pixel 3 XL will boast of slimmer bezels and will also be thinner. The notch in the Pixel 3 XL is also a certainty because of the Android P, which will power this phone. Some other leaked images show that just like the earlier Pixel phones, the new Pixels will have a dual-tone design. The fingerprint sensor will sit on the rear cover, the leaked image shows.The Pixel 3 XL will definitely be bigger in size than the Pixel 3. Rumours suggest that the Pixel 3 will come with a 5.4-inch OLED display. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, is expected to come with a 6.2-inch OLED display. The 3 XL is expected to come with an edge-to-edge design, aspect ratio of 19:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 94.4 per cent. The Pixel 3 XL will come with OLED panel, with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on it. Image courtesy: GoogleAmidst the rumours, what is confirmed for the next Pixel phones is that it will come with the Android P, the latest version of Android which should be available as a public release for select phones this month. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will be among the first devices to launch with Google’s latest operating system, Android P, which is currently in its final developer preview stage.Furthermore, alongside the new Pixel phones, Google may release a wireless charging stand called the Pixel Stand on October 9. The Pixel stand is said to have Google Assistant built in it.The final price of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL is yet to be revealed by Google. But, rumours suggest that the Pixel 3 XL will be priced around $750, which roughly translates to Rs 53,000, while the Pixel 3 will cost $650, which when converted to INR comes around Rs 45,000. Meanwhile, the leaked retail box reveals that this year’s Pixel phones will come bundled with Pixel buds which will cost around $150 (roughly Rs 10500) if bought separately.last_img read more

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The 10 Best Stats from the Oklahoma State-West Virginia Game

first_imgHere’s a look at some of the stats that stood out to me on Saturday after Oklahoma State beat West Virginia 33-26 in overtime to move to 6-0.West Virginia had 19 drivesAnd scored 24 offensive points. That is … insane. Nineteen drives?! An average number is 12-14. Nineteen is “get Darrion Daniels some O2 and check on his life insurance policy” territory.West Virginia ran 98 playsThankfully, OSU gets a bye next week. Here are the five games with the most plays run against OSU in the Gundy era:1. OU — 107 (2010)2. Texas A&M — 106 (2010)3. Baylor — 105 (2011)4. OU — 103 (2012)5. Iowa State — 101 (2011)6. West Virginia — 98 (2015)West Virginia is 0-for-nightThis is definitely a stat.Wow, how about this stat…West Virginia has not won a conference night game in Morgantown since joining the Big 12.HT @WestByGodGBZ— I’m beyond help (@RobertW_OkSt) October 11, 201510 straight bowlsI jokingly tweeted that we’re bowl eligible on Saturday night, but really, 10 straight bowl games is no joke. Only 12 teams are currently ahead of that number.First time in MorgantownThat’s OSU’s first-ever win in Morgantown.1928: 32-6 (L)2013: 30-21 (L)2015: 33-26 (W)Those run numbers????Texas: 2.2Kansas State: 1.8West Virginia: 3.5Yurcich’s win percentageMike Yurcich as OC: 23-9Todd Monken as OC: 20-6Just throwing that out there.12 receiversI don’t think there’s a record kept for such thing, but I’m always intrigued when more than 10 players catch a pass. On Saturday, 12 Pokes caught balls from Rudolph and J.W. — 10 of them had two or one catches.14 turnoversOklahoma State created 14 turnovers in 2014 (13 games). Oklahoma State has created 14 turnovers in 2015 (six games). Oklahoma State recovered three fumbles on Saturday night. It recovered two fumbles all of last season.6-0Six Oklahoma State teams have started 6-0 ever.1945: went undefeated1997: went 8-42008: went 9-42010: went 11-22011: went 12-1If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Sheffield Wednesday sack Jos Luhukay with club drifting into relegation trouble

first_imgTopics Read more Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share via Email Share on WhatsApp news Share on Twittercenter_img Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri tells fans club is up for sale Sheffield Wednesday Share on Facebook The coach Lee Bullen will take temporary charge of the team, starting with Saturday’s game at home to Preston, before tough away trips to Middlesbrough and West Brom over the festive period.The club operated under a transfer embargo for much of the summer, but Chansiri still expects plenty of interest from prospective buyers.“I will put this club on the market and I believe many people will want to buy,” Chansiri said at a fans’ forum earlier this week.The transfer embargo, which lasted from April to August, followed breaches of financial fair play rules. Chansiri told fans the club still needed to “solve” FFP and he could not make any promises before the January transfer window. Share on LinkedIn Sheffield Wednesday have parted company with Jos Luhukay after a run of one win from 10 games. The Dutchman leaves the club 18th in the Championship, five points above the relegation zone.His departure comes two days after the Wednesday chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, said the club are for sale. Chansiri told swfc.co.uk: “Now is the right time for both parties to move on and I wish him all the very best for the future.” Championshiplast_img read more

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Photos: This Miami Hurricanes Cheerleader Is Going Viral

first_imgMiami Hurricanes cheerleaders performing during a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 24: The Miami Hurricanes cheerleaders perform during a game against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The Miami Hurricanes suffered a tough loss to open the 2019 college football season, losing an ugly contest to Florida in “Week 0.”The U will look to rebound from that loss and move forward in two weeks.Miami will be back on the field on Saturday, Sept. 7 against North Carolina in a conference matchup, as the Hurricanes will attempt to notch their first win of the season.Lexie Fioto will be cheering The U on. The Miami cheerleader has been going viral on social media, as her Instagram followers start to rise up.Miami’s home opener is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 against Bethune-Cookman.Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. E.T. on the ACC Network.last_img read more

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Klaveness in Contract Talks with Alcoa

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipping company Torvald Klaveness is in talks with aluminium producer Alcoa on a new long term contract  for the transportation of caustic soda, the company announced.Under the deal, being negotiated through Klaveness’ subsidiary Cabu Chartering AS, the cargo would be transported from the Middle East Gulf and the Far East to Australia via Cabu fleet.“The contract is a continuation of the good working relations with Alcoa and the contract will contribute positively to the Cabu fleet’s performance going forward,” the company said.Klaveness currently owns six Cabu vessels trading in the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.A Cabu vessel is a combination carrier which can carry both caustic soda solution and dry bulk products.last_img read more

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Songwriters Circle At Sherbrooke Village

first_imgVisitors to Sherbrooke Village Musuem will be able to learn more about writing songs and enjoy an evening of music at an event called Songwriting, a Labour of Love? on Monday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The songwriters’ circle will kick off the Monday concert series and be led by two-time Juno nominee Susan Crowe. Ms. Crowe has received the Music Nova Scotia Female Artist of the Year award and is a 2005 ECMA nominee. Other artists include 2006 ECMA nominees Meaghan Smith of Halifax and Jason MacDonald of Glace Bay. Guysborough County artists Steve Wright and Alanna Hayne will also perform. Mr. Wright performed at the 2006 Stan Rogers Folk Festival and Ms. Hayne’s song Highway to Glory was the title song for the most recent Stanfest gospel show. The event will be hosted by Sherbrooke Village’s George Brothers, who will also perform some of his own work. “We felt that Sherbrooke was an ideal place to host such an event, not only because of the great acoustics of the courthouse, but because of the songwriting connections we have made over the years, largely through partnerships with the Stan Rogers Folk Festival,” said Mr. Brothers. “Through those Stanfest connections we have been able to bring in great writers such as Valdy, JP Cormier, Ron Hynes, Lennie Gallant, Terry Kelly, John Gracie, and Dave Gunning. We’ve had some great songwriting events here in the past, this year’s event promises to continue that great tradition.” Topics for discussion include: how songs are written; the process of writing; is writing a labour of love? and; is songwriting a gift, a craft, or both? In addition to performing their own material, each writer will be encouraged to share a song by a writer whose work they admire. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the St. Mary’s Food Bank.last_img read more

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Adventure to the Arctic this March Break

first_imgThis March Break, March 8 to 16, young Nova Scotians can travel to the fascinating — and cold — world of the Arctic at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax. This year’s program features the exhibit Arctic Adventure, from Science North in Sudbury, Ont., and Sila, Clue Into Climate Change, from the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. “The exhibits present important global messages about the Arctic’s diverse and unique landscapes, animals and people,” said Janet Maltby, manager of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. “All week we are travelling as far north as we can go with great activities, great science, and great fun about the Arctic.” Visitors will also enjoy interactive programs like Bear it All, presented by museum naturalists and the musical group The Wilderbeats, which is well-known for environmental and nature songs. Each day people can meet real Alaskan malamutes, dogs that originated in Alaska and were used by the Inuit to pack and pull heavy loads over long distances. The program also includes Understanding Cool Brains with the Dalhousie Neuroscience Society, live sea creatures, live exotic reptiles from the Nova Scotia Herpetocultural Society, and activities and information about extended growing seasons from the Department of Agriculture. “The museum’s March Break is about observing and understanding nature through fun-filled experiences,” said Ms. Maltby. “Where else in Halifax can you step on a scale and compare your weight to that of a polar bear’s, see hatching baby chicks, live snakes, starfish, bees, turtles, or step inside an igloo?” The Museum of Natural History is located at 1747 Summer St., Halifax. Details on programs and admission costs are available on the website at http://nature.museum.gov.ns.ca or by calling 902-424-6099.last_img read more

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800000 Invested in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector

first_imgVoluntary sector and non-profit organizations across the province are improving their operations to better serve their communities with help from government funding. The Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust has been distributed to 43 organizations to help build and maintain a strong and healthy workforce in the sector. The funding is for projects such as developing human resource policies, business planning, and assessing the needs of their organizations. “These organizations provide a wide variety of invaluable services to Nova Scotians. They also employ a very passionate and talented part of our workforce,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “This funding helps build capacity for these organizations, and the sector as a whole, to provide good jobs and grow the economy while preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead.” The $800,000 trust is managed by a board that was appointed earlier this year. This board independently created the criteria, reviewed the applications and delivered the funding. “This was a very thorough and objective review process that considered all aspects of the criteria. Applications were evaluated by each of the trustees then reviewed by the board through a consensus process,” said Ruth Schneider, co-chair of the board of trustees. “We are very pleased with outcome of this process.” “The applications revealed that our voluntary sector organizations serve Nova Scotians in a variety of ways, and they share a commitment to strengthening the sector in order to enhance and sustain the quality of life for Nova Scotians,” said Jim Ellsworth, co-chair of the board of trustees. The voluntary sector employs more than 24,000 people in Nova Scotia. This initiative helps grow the province’s economy by supporting the sector as it explores new ways to invest in its employees. Funding for the Voluntary Sector Professional Improvement Initiative is through the Community Development Trust, a federal program originally designed to help communities experiencing economic challenges. For a full list of recipients and a description of their projects, visit www.gov.ns.ca/lae/volunteerism/publications/TrustRecipients.pdflast_img read more

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Otter dines on more prized koi in Vancouver garden continues to evade

first_imgVANCOUVER — An opportunistic otter that is preying on koi in a unique downtown Vancouver garden has eaten at least three more of the large fish and continues to evade efforts to trap and remove it.The Vancouver Park Board confirms on social media that the otter, which moved into the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden just over a week ago, is still on the loose and several more of the garden’s 14 prized koi have disappeared since Friday.It’s now estimated that 10 of the valuable fish, prized for their longevity, size and unique markings, have been eaten.Over the weekend, park board staff tried to remove the remaining koi from the network of ponds in the garden at the edge of Vancouver’s Chinatown district, but were only able to capture one.The park board says it’s now being cared for at the Vancouver Aquarium.Further information is expected to be released about attempts to snare and relocate the otter to the Fraser Valley.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Calgary Edmonton Jubilee Auditoriums to receive 93M for upgrades

first_img Facebook Premier Rachel Notley, Culture Minister Ricardo Mirando and Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen join Jean Grand-Maître, artistic director of the Alberta Ballet, to announce funding to upgrade the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums. (Government of Alberta) Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: The province is following through on promises made in last week’s budget to invest in upgrades to both the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums.On Wednesday, Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta will invest $9.3 million in renovations that will include behind-the-scenes improvements for workers and performers, upgrades to freight elevators and orchestra pits, installation of accessible washrooms, and modernizations to rehearsal halls, green rooms and dressing rooms.“These improvements will help to make the facilities more attractive to larger productions, making Alberta an even more welcome stop in big tours and bringing more variety and bigger shows to our province.last_img read more

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Innu and Naskapi Nations testify at Québec inquiry

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsThe Québec inquiry looking into the relationship between some of the province’s public services and Indigenous peoples heard from the Innu and Naskapi Nations Friday.There were commons concerns throughout the day including whether their testimony will amount to any change.“What I want is that this commission doesn’t end sitting in the most beautiful shelves that you in the middle of building,” said Jean-Charles Piétacho,Ekuanitshit First Nation. “And to maybe come back here in 20 years and repeat what I said in ’93, in 2005. How am I to know this time, this is the right commission?”tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

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Inconsistent offence has plagued Eagles all season

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz led an offence that steamrolled opponents last season with perhaps less talent surrounding him than he has now.He’s certain the Philadelphia Eagles will regain their production.The defending Super Bowl champions are averaging slightly more than a touchdown less than they scored in 2017, down to 20.9 points per game from 28.6.But the Eagles (5-6) are right in the mix in a mediocre NFC East despite the slide.“Some of the plays that we just miss, it’s usually just one little thing on each play,” Wentz said Thursday. “If this just changes, this little detail of this play, that’s a big play, that’s a touchdown. Instead of degrading guys, we just say, ‘hey, this can be the difference.’ Guys can just focus on the little details and stay encouraged.”The Eagles parted with four players on offence after winning their first championship since 1960. Tight end Trey Burton and running back LeGarrette Blount were allowed to sign elsewhere in free agency. Tight end Brent Celek was released and wide receiver Torrey Smith was traded.They were replaced by veteran wideout Mike Wallace, rookie tight end Dallas Goedert, veteran tight end Reggie Rodgers and undrafted rookie running back Josh Adams.Tight end Zach Ertz is having an exceptional season, but wideouts Alshon Jeffery — he missed the first three games — and Nelson Agholor haven’t had similar success.Losing running back Jay Ajayi to a season-ending knee injury in Week 5 hurt the offence, but he wasn’t even part of the team until a trade midway through last season. Wallace only played two games and Rodgers recently came off injured reserve.The Eagles added wideout Golden Tate last month, but he hasn’t made much of an impact and the offence has regressed since he was inserted into the lineup.“We know we’ve got guys that we want to get involved in the game, and the more they’re involved, the better our chances are to win,” offensive co-ordinator Mike Groh said.“In the passing game, coverage dictates and sometimes rush dictates where the ball goes. Even though you have certain plays that are set up for a primary guy, it ends up down the line and just things that are beyond your control.”A major issue for the offence has been slow starts. The Eagles are scoreless in the first quarter in nine of 11 games. They have only 21 points in the opening quarter, fewest in the NFL. Fourteen of those 21 came in the only game they surpassed 30 points this season.“We have to be better with that,” Wentz said.Notes: RB Darren Sproles returned to practice Thursday in a limited role. He hasn’t played since Week 1 because of a hamstring injury. He returned to the field earlier this month, but re-injured his leg in the first practice. “He’s such a competitor and a leader of this football team, and he wants to be out there, really, really bad,” Pederson said.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLRob Maaddi, The Associated Press read more

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The 6 that shared the Lotto jackpot One of them has to

first_imgIN AN ASTRONOMICALLY unlikely turn of events, six separate ticketholders shared a €3.5million Lotto jackpot this month.And one of those will also have to share out their one-sixth share.The last ticketholder to come forward is actually a six-person syndicate from Cork – meaning that despite getting all six numbers on the €3.5million draw, each member will receive a relatively measly €98,000. (Admittedly not a bad payday, all things considered.)The Cork sextet bought their ticket in JJ O’Driscoll’s Superstore on the Ballinlough Road using their regular numbers – the same digits they have been playing since the Lotto began in the late 1980s.Asked what they will do with the money, one anonymous syndicate member said: “We have made no decisions yet; we might go on a nice holiday and treat our families.”They added: “We will definitely continue playing the Lotto.”Six Lotto jackpot winners? There’s more chance of Bono becoming Pope>last_img read more

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Man in court over 2011 death of Ger Delaney

first_imgA MAN IS due to appear in court this morning charged in connection with the death of Gerard Delaney in December 2011.The 51-year-old Delaney, a father-of-two, was found with multiple stab wounds and head injuries at the Manhattan Bar in Ballyphehane, Cork following a row between two families in the early hours of 27 December 2011.The incident took place at the Manhattan pub on Lower Friars Walk. Originally from Mahon in Co Cork, Delaney died of a combination of head trauma and stab wounds.The man, in his early 20s, is due before Cork City District Court later this morning following his arrest in Togher early this morning.last_img read more

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Police officer cleared after striking woman during UM game

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer was cleared for hitting a University of Miami football fan while trying to remove her from the premises, earlier this month.Miami-Dade Police Officer Douglas Ross has been cleared of any wrongdoing after he was caught on camera striking a fan law enforcers described as drunk and unruly, Nov. 4.At the time, he and other officers were removing her from a Hurricanes football game at Hard Rock Stadium. Officials determined Ross used appropriate force because the 30-year-old woman hit him in the face first.The woman was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and disturbing the peace.The police department never opened an internal affairs investigation because the woman never filed a complaint.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Vijay Sethupathi reveals secret about teaming up with Aamir Khan is it

first_imgVijay Sethupathi and Aamir Khan.PR HandoutVijay Sethupathi, who was recently honoured with Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, has opened up about an interesting project that he is going to work on in the future. Well, the versatile actor is getting ready to team up with none other than Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.”We are in talks and details will be announced soon,” the actor is quoted as saying by news agency PTI in an interview. However, the 41-year old has not divulged anything further about the flick, thus paving way for a lot of speculations.Aamir Khan is rumoured to be working on the Hindu epic The Mahabharatha. The movie is yet to be announced. The speculations indicate that the Tamil actor might be joining hands with the Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist for this mega-budget film.The Bollywood star has been working on his physique as part of the preparation for his next movie. He is said to have met Vijay Sethupathi recently on the sets of his upcoming movie.On the other side, Vijay Sethupathi is working in different languages, cutting across language barriers. In a matter of years, he has earned huge popularity. His ability to pick rights scripts and giving life to the characters that he plays have played major roles in his success in the film industry.Currently, Vijay Sethupathi is working on multiple languages. M Manikandan’s Kadaisi Vivasayi, Vijay Chandar’s Sanga Thamizhan, SP Jananathan’s Laabam, Seenu Ramasamy’s films like Maamanithan and Idam Porul Yaeval are of the films that he is busy with. He will be also starring in the biopic of Sri Lankan famous cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan.He has also wrapped up Chiranjeevi’s mega-budget movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.last_img read more

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Erosion intensifies in 5 rivers woman drowns

first_imgAn estimated 30,000 people in five upazilas of Sherpur were stranded as the water level in the rivers continued to rise.An elderly woman drowned at Sarikalinagar of Jhenigati upazila while erosion in six rivers intensified on Tuesday.The deceased is Ashia Begum of the area. The death toll from the ongoing flood has risen to three with Ashia’s death.Hundreds of houses were swallowed by Brahmaputra, Moharashi, Someshwari, Vogai, Malijhi and Mrigi rivers.A 200 feet stretch of an embankment at Rajarkhalpar of Nalitabari upazila and 400 feet in Fakirpara area collapsed, flooding seven villages.The Water Development Board said it is trying to protect the embankment by using GO bags.Meanwhile, 49 educational institutions were closed in Jhenigati, Nalitabari and Sherpur sadar upazila.Sherpur police superintendent Kazi Ashraful Azim visited the flood-hit areas and distributed reliefs.last_img read more

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Five Months After Harvey Port Aransas Is Still Rebuilding But With An

first_imgPort Aransas City Planner Nicole Boyer gives a similar assessment of the town’s rebuilding efforts. There have been some steps forward – such as schoolkids returning to repaired buildings two weeks ago, after spending the school year in portables – and some steps back.Boyer is one of the many residents still dealing with federal and state agencies, as well as private insurance for her family’s home.“Yeah, we’re still probably quite a ways out from moving back in,” she says. “We’re waiting on insurance money. You know there’s so much work to be done and so little people here doing it.”Scenes From Hurricane HarveyThat raises another issue, which could be the biggest drag on Port Aransas’ recovery going forward: the lack of contractors and people on the island to complete projects. But Boyer says the city’s biggest assets – its beaches – were left intact.“Kind of our biggest plus is that they were very little affected by the hurricane,” she says. “So, the beaches are definitely up and going.”She says the sand and sun will hopefully bring back the tourists – and the tourist dollars, which are needed for a full recovery. Share MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO/KUTA house in Port Aransas gets a new roof and siding on Sept. 30, about a month after Hurricane Harvey hit.Today marks five months since Hurricane Harvey hit Port Aransas, and while there’s been real progress on the cleanup, the island town still has a ways to go.Just a few days after the storm, home inspector James Pate was optimistic about his hometown’s future.“We’re in good shape,” he said in August while cleaning his lawn. “It’s just going to be a long process. And if everybody works together, we’ll make this town stronger than it ever was.”Making the drive Wednesday into Port Aransas from Corpus Christi, he gives the rundown of the overall recovery effort.CREDIT MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO / KUTHome inspector James Pate was optimistic back in August about Port Aransas’ recovery from Hurricane Harvey.“They installed new power lines,” he says. “There are still a lot of homes on one part of the island that haven’t been repaired. People are in litigation with insurance companies, stuff like that. Several rental properties are back open. We don’t have any souvenir shops open yet, but I would say 80 percent of the restaurants are back open. For the most part, I think Port Aransas has done phenomenal.”Pate’s optimism hasn’t wavered, but it is tinged with five months of realism.“I don’t hear anybody whining about what happened,” he says. “The biggest complaint now is why insurance isn’t paying.” He says he can think of 80 people whose houses are still in disrepair.last_img read more

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