Extremely critical fire risk in California as Arctic cold heads for Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — As firefighters continue battling blazes in California that have claimed at least 44 lives, conditions in Southern California have worsened.In San Diego County, the fire risk on Tuesday is extremely critical, the highest level issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.“Vary rapid fire growth, extreme fire behavior is expected,” according to a report by the National Weather Service. “Explosive fire growth is possible with any fire starts.”Wind gusts in and around San Diego topped 80 mph Monday night, as a strong Santa Ana Wind event is underway in Southern California that will continue into Wednesday. A high-wind warning continues Tuesday in Los Angeles and San Diego counties, with gusts from 40 to 60 mph. In some places, it will be as high as 70 mph.Relative humidity will remain dangerously low — 3 percent to 8 percent — meaning the red flag warning remains in effect.Elsewhere in the U.S., a storm system is moving through the East Coast, bringing severe weather, including snow farther inland. A tornado watch has been issued in North Carolina until later Tuesday morning.That storm will shift into northern New England and leave the U.S. later Tuesday. Winter weather advisories are expected to continue as western Pennsylvania, New York and New England could see more than half a foot of snow.Following that storm system is a bitter Arctic blast that’s taking aim at the Northeast, dropping Wednesday morning wind chills into the single digits in some parts.A new storm expected to form along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday also is expected to make an impact along the East Coast, with heavy rain and thunderstorms.By Thursday afternoon or evening, that system will be moving into the mid-Atlantic, also delivering sleet and snow, which could continue into Friday morning.Coastal flooding is possible from New Jersey to Maine. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hapoel Ra’anana sign Nigerian teenager Olawale

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeRidiculously Expensive Things The Rock Spends His Money On6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record! Loading… Nonetheless, he signed for the Israeli outfit for an undisclosed fee. The Liga Leumit side confirmed the news via their official Twitter handle which read: “We are pleased to announce the signing of 18-year-old winger Peter Olawale. “Olawale, a former player of the Nigerian U17 national team was wanted by renowned teams like Borussia Dortmund and Besiktas but finally chose to sign with Hapoel Raanana.” Speaking about the move, the striker tweeted: “I’m proud to join Hapoel Raanana FC where I believe my talent will be fully groomed for a greater future. I promise to put in my very best to justify the club’s trust in my abilities. I’m happy to be in Israel.” Hapoel Ra’anana have confirmed the signing of Nigerian teenager, Peter Olawale, from Tripple 44 Academy. Following an impressive outing at the 2019 U17 Fifa World Cup staged in Brazil, where the Golden Eaglets crashed out in the Round of 16, the striker attracted interest from a host of European teams like Borussia Dortmund, Lille, Galatasaray and Anderlecht. His manager and mentor, Samuel Olatunji-Okuku, added: “Olawale is a classy player who is blessed with enormous talent and can be used in various attacking positions by Ra’anana. “He has been under my watch for over three years and I can beat my chest when it comes to his technical skills as well as good physical toughness. “In Israel, he will gain valuable experience and hopefully in no time, he will be set for a move to any of Europe’s big teams.” At the Karnei Oren Memorial Field, he is expected to develop his all-round game, while he will be relied upon for goals in the 2020-21 campaign – as the club chase a return to the Israeli top-flight following their demotion in the 2019-20 season. read also:NFF stops Beach Eagles from international outings Meanwhile, Olawale began training with Gal Cohen’s team where he scored four goals in a practice match. He becomes the third African in the Hapoel Ra’anana after compatriot Bede Osuji and Gambian forward Ousman Marong. The youngster will feature in his first competitive game when Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam welcomes Hapoel Ra’anana to the Ness Ziona Stadium as the Israeli league commences on September 2. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bedford ‘disappointed’ by Coe over Russia doping mail

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON, England (Reuters) – David Bedford, the former director of the London Marathon, said yesterday he was “surprised and disappointed” that IAAF president Sebastian Coe had not read an email he sent warning of the Russian doping scandal.Bedford, a former 10 000m world record holder, told a British Parliamentary Committee that he thought it strange that Coe would have instead forwarded the 2014 mail and unread attachments directly to the IAAF’s Ethics Commission.“I didn’t ask him to do that. And I guess, like you, I find it strange that he did that,” Bedford, 67, told the hearing into combating doping in sport.“When I heard that he hadn’t opened them (the email’s attachments), it’s fair to say I was very surprised and quite disappointed.”Bedford, however, declined to say whether he believed Coe’s claim, which he told the same Committee in December 2015.“I don’t think it matters if I believe him or not,” he said after being pressed on the issue several times. “I was surprised that he said that and that goes some way to answering that question.”Bedford, one of the greats of British distance running and one of the driving forces behind the London Marathon since its inception in 1981, sent Coe details of how Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova had sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IAAF to cover up positive doping tests.Coe, an IAAF vice-president at the time, says he sent the mails to the Ethics Commission without opening the attachments.After yesterday’s hearing, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced that it had recalled Coe to appear before the end of the month.“David Bedford gave very measured evidence but it raised clear and important questions over the timing and extent of Lord Coe’s knowledge of these allegations, and what action he took about them, especially in light of the evidence he gave to us in December 2015,” Damian Collins, Chair of the Committee, said.The IAAF responded to yesterday’s hearing by saying the evidence offered nothing new to the inquiry.“All information including the emails central to their questioning today were sent to their committee chair in June 2016 and acknowledged. Based upon this Coe has no further information he can provide to the inquiry,” the IAAF said in a statement that included a copy of Coe’s email forwarding Bedford’s to the Ethics Committee.“As we have previously confirmed, Coe’s number one priority was to ensure that the right people in the right place were aware of any allegations and were investigating them. This was confirmed when his office forwarded the emails to the man Coe trusted the most, Michael Beloff, the chair of the-then recently established IAAF Ethics Commission.”last_img read more