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Flash flood strikes northern Athens suburb after squall

A flash flood has struck a northern Athens suburb following a squall, with the Greek capital's fire department receiving 140 calls for assistance and to pump water from flooded homes and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 27th, 2018

Flash flood strikes northern Athens suburb after squall

A flash flood has struck a northern Athens suburb following a squall, with the Greek capital's fire department receiving 140 calls for assistance and to pump water from flooded homes and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

3 more found dead in deadly Greek flood, raising total to 19

ATHENS — Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff – The Guardian

Democrats fell short of a special election victory yet again on Tuesday when Jon Ossoff, long the best hope of Democrats to win a special election in the Trump administration, suffered a narrow loss to Republican Karen Handel in the Sixth Congressional District. The race was the latest in a series of special elections in Republican seats where Democrats managed to deliver moral victories – rather than actual victories – as they proved unable to notch a major electoral win in the Trump administration. With 100% of precincts reporting, Handel had 52.7% and Ossoff had 47.3%. Sporadic downpours and flash flood warnings helped to put a damper on Democratic turnout in base precincts and on the hopes of progressives to thwart Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Combined with an energized Republican base that kept Ossoff from accumulating a significant lead among early voters, it doomed the hopes of the anti-Trump activists who made the first time Democratic candidate a minor political celebrity. The runoff came after a first round of voting in April where Ossoff won just over 48% of the vote and Handel finished second in a splintered Republican field with just under 20% of the vote. However, Ossoff struggled to match that total as Handel consolidated the Republican vote in a traditionally conservative district in the northern suburbs of Atlanta and ended up falling a percentage point short of his much hyped performance in the first round of voting. Trump took to Twitter to hail the result as a personal victory “Thank you @FoxNews “Huge win for President Trump and GOP in Georgia Congressional Special Election.” The seat had been vacated by Tom Price when the former congressman joined Trump’s cabinet to become secretary of health and human services and previously held by Republican stalwarts like Senator Johnny Isakson and former speaker Newt Gingrich. Although Price won by 23% in 2016, Donald Trump only narrowly won this wealthy, well-educated district by just over 1%. Trump’s narrow win sparked optimism among Democrats that the district, where nearly 60% of residents have a college degree, could flip as part of the political realignment around the president’s upset victory in 2016. Roughly $50m ended up being spent by both parties and allied groups in the race as it became the most expensive congressional campaign in the history of the United States. However, while Democrats had motivated their base and won over skeptical Republicans, the conservative slant of district proved too much even for the nearly unprecedented resources that Democrats invested in the race, even flying in volunteers for last minute doorknocking as local television stations had been saturated by 30-second advertisements. The two candidates took different tones in their election night speeches after the race was called. Ossoff, speaking to a distraught crowd in a packed ballroom, cast the race in historical terms. “As darkness has crept across this planet you have provided a beacon of hope to people in Georgia and people in around the world,” Ossoff told attendees. He cast the race in broader metaphysical terms. “The fight goes on, hope is still alive,” said Ossoff. In contrast, Handel gave a far more traditional speech. She mentioned the obligation that came with “being the first Republican woman elected to Congress from the great state of Georgia” and cast herself an inspirational story, telling attendees “anything is possible with hard work, inspiration, grit and people that believe in you.” Handel also touched on policy priorities like “finishing the drill on health care” and lowering taxes including repeal of the estate tax. Although the race had been cast a referendum on Trump – an opinion the President seemed to endorse after the result had been reported – both candidates awkwardly danced around his looming presence on the campaign trail. At Handel’s campaign events, Trump’s name went unmentioned by the candidate and introductory speakers. Instead, there was constant refrain of attack on Ossoff for his ties to House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and praise for previous holders of the seat like Price and Gingrich. Ossoff was regularly bashed for the amount of money he raised out of state, for having “San Francisco values” and, particularly, for the fact that he did not actually live in the district. Handel, who suggested in the first televised debate of the campaign that Trump should use Twitter less often, told the Guardian in an interview on Monday that she didn’t pay attention to the president’s use of social media. She said “I am focused on my campaign, I have precious little time to be on Twitter.” Several hours later, her campaign sent out a fundraising email signed by the former secretary of state with the subject line “did you see what Trump just tweeted?” after the President used his ubiquitous social media account to tout her campaign. Ossoff has also been measured in his attacks on Trump in a traditionally Republican district albeit one that the president barely won in 2016. Instead, the lanky and measured political neophyte focused on banal and politically non-controversial issues like government waste and turning Atlanta into “the Silicon Valley of the South” and let the progressive anti-Trump enthusiasm of the Democratic base carry him. Instead, he has focused on Handel’s stint as Georgia secretary of state as well as her brief stint with the Susan Komen Race For The Cure, a charity which combats breast [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Flood sweeps away man in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – Flash floods after heavy rains in Kuwait killed one man Saturday and damaged roads, bridges and homes, officials said, as several oil firms and ministries announced a state of emergency. The health ministry said the man, aged 30, was swept away by the flooding as he tried to rescue his family […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan s Hokkaido – USGS

A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. Source link link: 5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's Hokkaido – USGS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

ONE Championship: Exchanging strikes with Kevin Belingon won’t be a problem for Bibiano Fernandes

Team Lakay’s Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon is one of the most feared strikers under the ONE Championship banner. ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes is completely aware of his tremendous knockout power ahead of their title unification contest at ONE: HEART OF THE LION. Belingon owns a number devastating stoppages inside the world's largest martial arts organization, including a one-punch knockout of Spain’s David Aranda in December 2013, and his famous spinning back kick finish of Andrew Leone this past April. Even though many believe that Belingon has the advantage in the striking department courtesy of his wushu background, Fernandes has no qualms in trading punches and kicks with the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion in their highly-anticipated rematch in Singapore on 9 November. “I’ve seen him develop as a fighter, and since the first time we met, I know how strong and explosive he is, but I just want him to know that my striking is not that bad,” he said. “I can turn the lights out when he gives me that opening.” They are set to face each other for the second time at the landmark event inside the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium, which features two World Champion versus World Champion contests. The rematch with Belingon will be Fernandes’ ninth defense of his ONE Bantamweight World Title, an incredible run that started when he outpointed South Korea’s Soo Chul Kim in a title unification contest back in October 2013. Fernandes is known to be a world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, as eight of his 22 career wins have come by way of submission, but his ability to exchange strikes should not be underestimated. The bantamweight king has exhibited on numerous occasions that he packs power in both hands. In his July 2015 title defense, Fernandes got the job done in the third round by knocking out Finland’s Toni Tauru with one punch. He also had success in his latest battle with Martin Nguyen, wobbling the hard-hitting challenger in the final round. Fernandes, who has been training with top-notch athletes at AMC Pankration, admitted that he and his team are spending time sharpening his stand-up arsenal to compliment his exceptional Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree. “I always work on my strikes at the gym. As a competitor, I should be prepared in all aspects of the fight because this is mixed martial arts. This sport has a lot of elements. For big matches like this one, I always have a good striking coach in my corner,” he stated. “I don’t give a lot of power. It is all about the timing, but once it connects, it will definitely hurt. My team and I have been very dedicated to elevating my stand-up game, just like how we focus on my jiu-jitsu,” Fernandes explained further. "The Flash" stressed that he is willing to exchange strikes with Belingon, claiming that he has already figured out his Filipino rival’s style inside the cage. “He comes with the right kick on the outside and left kick inside, and he comes with the big overhand,” Fernandes mentioned. “If you want to fight standing up, I’ll fight standing up with you. I don’t fear the fight in the stand-up.” Although he has witnessed Belingon’s evolution from one-dimensional striker to well-rounded mixed martial artist first-hand, the 38-year-old grappling wizard pointed out that his ground game would still play an integral part of his offense in the rematch. “Whether it’s striking or grappling, it’s absolutely fine with me, especially against Kevin who showed tremendous growth as an athlete. “But going to the ground with me, it’s a different story. No one has solved my jiu-jitsu for the past eight years. It will always be the same for everybody.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Weatherwatch: slower tropical storms are raising flood threat | News

Falls in the average tracking speeds of hurricanes and typhoons, attributed to global warming, put more lives at risk Northern hemisphere weather is stealing the limelight right now. Hurricane Florenc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Evacuation starts for ‘Rosita’

Evacuation of residents in areas threatened by flood, landslides and storm surges started yesterday in some parts of Luzon as typhoon “Rosita” swirled towards the northern region on Monday.The storm is expected to hit land in the Isabela-Aurora area early Tuesday before millions of Filipinos troop to cemeteries to honor their dead during the All […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Flash flood kills at least five on Majorca Spain – BBC News

At least five people have died and several are missing in flash flooding on the Spanish island of Majorca. A […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Leave danger zones, Itogon villagers told as another typhoon looms

ITOGON, Benguet --- Some families heeded the order to evacuate three communities here tagged as "danger zones" due to the threat of more rains this week from Typhoon "Paeng," Mayor Victorio Palangdan said on Sunday. Paeng (international name: Trami) is expected to affect on Friday extreme northern Luzon, particularly Batanes and the Babuyan group of islands, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Pagasa forecasters do not expect the typhoon to make landfall, but they warn of possible flash floods or landslides in the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, caused by scattered light to moderate and at times heavy rains br...Keep on reading: Leave danger zones, Itogon villagers told as another typhoon looms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

LOOK: 5 dead in Baguio City due to Typhoon Ompong flood

MANILA, Philippines – Strong rain brought by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) left Benguet with casualties and raging floods, as the typhoon crossed Northern Luzon. The whole province of Benguet, including the whole Cordillera Administrative Region, is under tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 3 .  In an interview with  CNN Philippines , Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that at least ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Ferocious ‘Ompong’ plows through rain-soaked northern Luzon

TUGUEGARAO CITY --- Typhoon "Ompong" (international name: Mangkhut) slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in the coastal town of Baggao in Cagayan province on the northern tip of Luzon Island, a breadbasket of flood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces often hit by landslides. More than 5 million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center categorizes as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalen...Keep on reading: Ferocious ‘Ompong’ plows through rain-soaked northern Luzon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘Super Typhoon’ Jebi miigo sa Japan

10 ang patay samtang gatusan ka pasahero ang na-stranded sa pag-igo sa typhoon ‘Jebi’ sa Japan niadttong Miyerkoles, Setyembre 5. Ang super typhoon nga Jebi gituhuan nga maoy labing kusog nga bagyo nga miigo sa nasud sa Hapon human sa 25 ka tuig nga nagdala ug baha, flash flood, landslide resulta sa maong bagyo. Halos… link: ‘Super Typhoon’ Jebi miigo sa Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

India flood death toll jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion. The idyllic tourist hotspot has been badgered by torrential monsoon rains since the end of May, triggering landslides and flash floods that have swept away entire villages. "Since May 29, when the monsoon starts in Kerala, a total of 357 people have lost their lives until now," a statement from the state's information officer said, with 33 losing their lives over the last 24 hours. Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy and air force troops fan out ...Keep on reading: India flood death toll jumps to 357.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Manila flood, Philippines heavy rainfall, monsoon leaves Marikina City with garbage – Manila Video

Manila flood, Manila floods, Manila flash flood, Manila inundation, Manila monsoon rains, Manila heavy rainfall, flood Manila , floods Manila , flash flood Manila , inundation Manila , monsoon rains Manila , heavy rainfall Manila , Marikini flood, Marikini floods, Manila flood, Philippines heavy rainfall, monsoon leaves Marikini City with garbageMarikini flash flood, Marikini inundation,… link: Manila flood, Philippines heavy rainfall, monsoon leaves Marikina City with garbage – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey --- As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other motorcycles descended on the central New Jersey property for what had been billed as an outdoor photo-op with Trump. But pouring rain and flash-flood warnings scrambled the plan, sending soggy bikers inside a crystal-chandeliered clubhouse ballroom, where Trump signed autographs and posed for selfies and his guests booed reporters. It was a classic, chaotic Trump scene reminiscent of his ...Keep on reading: Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

  Jerusalem -- Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday, killing one Hamas militant, after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory.   Injuries were also reported on both sides.   Smoke plumes could be seen rising from Gaza City following the military's announcement it was targeting "terror sites in the Gaza Strip".   A Palestinian was killed in northern Gaza, while at least six were wounded in raids aimed targeting sites across the strip, the Gazan health ministry said.   Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Strip, named the dead man as Ali Ghandour, saying he was a member of the group's armed w...Keep on reading: Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Paralyzed by floods

In parts of Metro Manila last Friday morning, vehicular traffic was at a standstill after a downpour spawned a flash flood up to 12 inches deep along EDSA at the Santolan intersection in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Flash flood hits 3 towns, city in Bulacan

Several barangays in San Jose del Monte, Sta. Maria, Bocaue and Marilao were submerged in floodwaters several feet deep yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

El Nido flood victims get relief goods

Around 300 food packs have been given to nearly 3,000 flood-affected families in the northern Palawan town of El Nido, disaster officials said on Friday. Each food pack contains 10 kilos of rice, cans of sardines, corned beef, mineral water, coffee and chocolate drinks for children, said Rebecca Federico, social welfare officer IV of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018