Roadworks action demanded

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Roadworks action demanded whatsapp KCS-content BAA CHAIRMAN Sir Nigel Rudd has added his name to a list of nine signatories to a letter urging the government to stop dragging its feet on roadworks policy in London.The letter, sent out by the office of London Major Boris Johnson, was today delivered to transport secretary Philip Hammond and warns that there is still too much disruption on the capital’s roads caused by roadworks with just two years to go until the Olympic games.The letter calls on the government to speed up its consultation on roadworks disruption and to get on with a consultation on lane rental that was meant to begin in July. It says that Hammond should “urgently approve regulations that would mean utility companies could be charged for digging up the capital’s busiest roads at the busiest times”.Automobile Association president Edmund King has also signed the initiative. He said: “84 per cent of Londoners back tougher penalties for utility companies that dig up the roads without permission. An efficient lane rental system would concentrate the minds on cash and reduce the capital’s cones, chaos and congestion.”The letter claims that roadworks cost London £1bn per year and are at the root of 38 per cent of the city’s traffic jams. Data from shows that there have been 22 active roadworks causing disruption in the City of London in the last two weeks alone. The other signatories to the letter include Jules Pipe, the chairman of London councils, Sue Terpilowski of the Federation of Small Businesses, and James Drummond, chief executive and president of Invensys Rail. Thursday 18 November 2010 7:56 pmlast_img read more

PCC vs UCC ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Prague…

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, PCC vs UCC ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Prague CC vs United CC Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsored By Kunal Dhyani – October 8, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickClick here for PCC vs UCC LIVE Score – ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE: PCC vs UCC Dream11 Team PredictionECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Prague CC vs United CC (PCC vs UCC)Date: Oct 8 2020Time: 12:30 PM IST, Live on FancodeECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE Streaming detailsECS T10 Prague 2020 will be streamed on the Fancode App in india and worldwide on the European Cricket Network’s YouTube channel.ECS T10 Prague 2020 PCC vs UCC full squadsPrague CC: Jinnu Panilet, Eswarmurthi Gopalakrishnan, Kasi Vishwanathan, Naveen Padmaraju, Jeet Shah, Karthick Gopalakrishnan, Ali Hassan, Kushal Mendon, Smit Patel, Sameera Maduranga, Keyur Mehta, Prakash Sadasivan, Sudita Udugala, Sudhir Gladson, Naveen Dhekshnamoorthy, Anthony Thompson, Laxminarayanan Selvan, Pavan Sunkara, Hilal Ahmad, Sudesh Wickramsekara, Aakash Parmar, Sharan Ramakrishnan, Rohit Deshmoyni, Piyush Singh BaghelUnited CC: Gokul Namburi, Santhosh Bemmireddy, Shyamal Joshi, Rhuturaj Magare, Pramod Bagauly, Abhimanyu Singh, Chetan Sharma, Neelesh Pandit, Emon MD Mohiuddin, Naveen Purandhar, Ashok Kumar Reddy, Arpan Shukla, Chaitanya Parchure, Meet Parikh, Amit Pangarkar, Umesh Kanyal, Saurabh Awati, Mustafa Nawab, Kunal Deshmukh, Keyur Patel TAGSDream 11 Prague CC vs United CCECS T10 Prague 2020 LivePCC vs UCCPCC vs UCC Dream11 Team PredictionPCC vs UCC Match PredictionPCC vs UCC Team Squads SHARE SportSport News Football Previous articleProfessional cricket in New Zealand to resume from October 19Next articleWWE NXT results, highlights, recap, videos and grades; Check NXT results 08th October, 2020 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Facebook Twitter ATP Tour Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Formula 1 Football Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Football Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE between Prague CC vs United CC PCC vs UCC Dream11 Team Prediction.Here some cricket fantasy tips to make your own team for Dream11 ECS T10 Prague 2020 LIVE (PCC vs UCC Dream11 Team Prediction) Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED last_img read more

EPA Administrator Vows to Push Forward Despite Republican Threats

first_img Gina McCarthyDespite threats from Republicans to thwart proposed regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator has no plans on backing down. The Washington Post Reports Gina McCarthy is moving forward with plans for tougher limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, among other regulations. McCarthy said this week “the American people want the EPA to continue to protect them and their families, and most importantly, their kids.”Meanwhile, the Waters of the US proposal remains targeted by the incoming Congress, if not sooner in the lame duck session. Asked about the Republican threat to block the EPA’s funding, McCarthy noted deep support for robust climate-change policies by both the White House and large majorities of Americans of both major political parties.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUSDA Secretary Comes to Purdue Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Nov 18, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Administrator Vows to Push Forward Despite Republican Threats EPA Administrator Vows to Push Forward Despite Republican Threats SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Letter to Zuma over his threat to sue media that don’t pay within 14 days

first_img Organisation Dear Mr. Zuma,Reporters Without Borders is amazed by the manner in which you have demanded damages from the newspapers The Star, The Citizen, Sunday Sun, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent, Sunday World and Rapport, from radio Highveld Stereo and from cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, who uses the pen name Zapiro.If you think you have been defamed, then it is entirely legitimate that you should seek compensation. But in our view you have not chosen the right way to go about it, and you are liable to do further harm to your image rather than restore it.The exorbitant amounts in damages that your are demanding from the media seem more like an attempt to intimidate them than the response of an injured party. This approach will only encourage the privately-owned press to turn their sights on you, and will in no way help you obtain reparation for any wrong you may have been done.We are disconcerted by the way this case is developing and the extent of its impact. We are also worried about the effect that such an unprecedented lawsuit against the press could have if it were successful, as this is a country which, probably more than any other in Africa, knows the high price that must sometimes be paid to win independence and freedom.If the mechanisms that ensure pluralism and free expression were to seize up in South Africa, the peacemaker and development model for all of southern Africa, it would put the entire region’s press in danger. A successful lawsuit by you would give a blank cheque to Africa’s authoritarian regimes, which would use your example to attack their own press.The independent press uses its right to free expression but also gives you the right of reply. We urge you to support the independent press by engaging it in a dialogue rather than brandishing the threat – one that is out of all proportion for a political leader at the national level – of financial and judicial penalties that would prove fatal for all the media concerned.We hope you will be convinced by our arguments.Respectfully, African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma told a number of South African news media on 3 July that he would bring lawsuits against them if they did not pay him a total of 125 million rand (13.6 million euros) in damages within 14 days. He claims he was defamed by their coverage of a trial in which he was acquitted of rape. News Help by sharing this information Related documents Letter to Jacob ZumaPDF – 94.74 KB RSF_en Mr. Jacob ZumaDeputy PresidentAfrican National Congress8 Epping Road, Forest Town Johannesburg 2000South Africa Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia South AfricaAfrica Reports South AfricaAfrica center_img Follow the news on South Africa Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story to go further News Paris, 7 July 2006 November 27, 2020 Find out more News Robert MénardSecretary-General The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Zuma over his threat to sue media that don’t pay within 14 days February 4, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

The Stars of the Pasadena Bead & Design Show

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Bead and design lovers will flock to the Hilton Pasadena this July 25 to 28 for the Pasadena Bead and Design Show, and with 300 artisan booths, galleries, and merchant displays offering handmade, artistic, and vintage bead, jewelry, gemstones, art clothing and more, the event is going to be huge.With the hundreds of exhibitors on parade at the show, there are a number stars that are worth a visit.These featured exhibitors include:Paula RadkeDistinctive multicolored glass beads and handcrafted dichroic glass jewelry. Paula will also be featuring the ground-breaking new product Glass Clay.www.paularadke.comAllene’s BeadsShowcasing the work of American and European bead artists in mediums of ceramic, porcelain and glass, all of the pieces are handmade and one-of-a-kind.www.allenesbeads.comElemental AdornmentsFine silver lockets, miniature birdhouses, hearts, and one-of-a-kind findings created by Christi Anderson.www.elementaladornments.comMountain-RobbinsJudie Mountain and Wayne Robbins collaborate in creating focal pieces, findings, exceptional lampwork glass beads and one of a kind finished jewelry. Their collection showcases work that is textural, multi-culturally inspired and quietly echoes the past.www.mountainrobbins.comThese 4 may be the featured exhibitors of the event, but that’s not to say the other exhibitors are not as equally talented or worthy. All participants in the bead show are worth a look-see, and none should be missed. Some of these are:7 Hands DesignWearable art clothing by Lindy Lopez. California Ballroom #C186A Bead CarnivalDirect importers of wholesale beads including a cosmic assortment of vintage beads, Czech Fire Polish, Fantasy Glass, bead and jewelry tools and supplies, Swarovski crystal, wood and bone beads and many more. Santa Barbara Roomwww.abcdirectbeads.comBeads CreationInspiring metal findings, beads and components for your jewelry creations. Semi Precious Stones in all kinds of shapes– sharp, round, faceted, oval, fancy plain cut and more. As well as Czech Glass Beads in rondelles, rounds, drilled and more. Pacific Ballroom #P259-260Arabesque Custom BeadworkIntense, intricate, and elaborate, one-of-a-kind, hand stitched, beadwork jewelry, showcased in a mosaic of colors and [email protected] JewelsBeautifully detailed silver jewelry and components made with antique silver spoons.Jan Badgley DesignWearable felted wool clothing and accessories as featured on my web-site. In the tradition of Barbara de Jounge.JanBdesign.comMichelle DavisHandmade lampworked beads capturing the color and textural properties of glass into a wearable art form. Skylight Arcade #A8The Eye Catcher DesignsOne-of-a-kind resin coated paper focal pieces and pendants along with magnetic holders made by Kathy Dorocher.XAZ BeadsAmazing handmade Raku fired porcelain beads and pendants of all shapes and sizes. All beads are individually made and fired by the owner, Amy Mealey.www.xazbead.comYongjia CoGemstone pendants and unique pearl necklaces in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes.Z Designs in GlassGeorgia-based artisan, Joanne Zekowski creates lampwork beads that are organic, earthy, and simply beautiful. International BallroomThese are but a handful of exhibitors to be present at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show, with many more to see and visit at the event itself. There are also workshops and classes on do-it-yourself projects, design performances, and “make & takes” in jewelry design, beadmaking, clay, fiber arts, crystal setting, color-on-metal, mixed media, hat making, wirework and more.This is one event that designers and bead lovers should not miss. Register now online at for expedited entry.The Hilton Pasadena is located at 168 Los Robles Ave., and entrance is at $6. Valet and self-parking is available with special room rate given to those who wish to stay the night.For more information, visit or call (530) 274-2222. Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Business News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Design The Stars of the Pasadena Bead & Design Show The Pasadena Bead & Design Show will get underway on July 25th to 28th, at the Hilton Pasadena. Here are the stars of the show. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 12, 2013 | 1:30 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more

Good Citizen Media Wins Prestigious Video Production Award

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Having spent less than a year in its new offices in SoPas, Good Citizen Media Group is getting well-deserved recognition.The maverick Impact Marketers of Mission Street have received the Best of 2016 South Pasadena Award for Brand Storytelling and Video Production. “it’s nice to be appreciated,” said Bill Burnett, GCMG Creative Director. “This coveted award recognizes the work we’ve done to tell the stories of Nonprofits, Social Entrepreneurs, Game-Changers, Rule-Breakers, and just plain good citizen Businesses who are working to make the world a better place for everybody.”“The 2016 South Pasadena Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity,” states the Program. Good Citizen Media Group hasn’t been around long, but they have already produced high quality branding and videos for dozens of clients, notably the Frostig School and the Gooden Center, both in Pasadena. Also, their video for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angelesreceived the prestigious AACN award and earned CHLA a sizable grant. Their stellar work in deep branding, copy writing, website design, photography, social media, logo and messaging, print, public relations, video, and graphic design, help worthy organizations tell their stories to the world. Their philosophy is to build brands through community awareness.For more information contact Debrah Lemattre and Bill Burnett at [email protected] or call (626) 639-6711. Community News Good Citizen Media Wins Prestigious Video Production Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 4:49 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick rural recreational projects receive support funding

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSlimerickrural recreational projects Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Funding has been given for maintenance of walks along the River Shannon at Castleconnell15 RURAL Limerick projects are amongst the 200 approved for funding by the department of rural and community development this week.A number of walks, loops and trails throughout the county have been approved by Minister Michael Ring as part of an €11m support hand out given to recreation projects.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.With a maximum grant of €10,000 for projects under measure 1 of the scheme, the projects include;River Walk at Templeathea, Templeathea, Athea €10,000Mullaghareirk/Broadford Ashford walking trails, Broadford Ashford €10,000Attycran Loop, Kilbehenny €9,500Promotion of trail infrastructure in the Ballyhoura region, Ballyhoura €8,000Shannon Estuary drive, Ballysteen Pier €10,000Clare Glens Loop Walk, Murroe €8,500Darby’s Bed Loop Walk, Galbally €8,000Doon Convent Farm Walk, Doon €7,532Glin Heritage Walking Trails, Glin €10,000Kilflinane – Slievereagh Loop, Kilflinane €8,000Knockfierna Famine Memorial Walks, Knockfierna Hill €10,000Manor Fields, Adare €10,000Moor Abbey Loop Galbally, Galbally €8,000Castleconnell Walk, Castleconnell €7,738Marketing and Publicity of outdoor recreation amenities, facilities and activities in Limerick Co Limerick €10,000.“Recreational tourism is a growing sector in Ireland’s tourism offering, and we have seen an increase in the number of Irish and overseas visitors enjoying the many greenways, blueways and walking trails which have been developed around the country in recent years.In total, €11.4 million has been given to to 219 projects.Limerick senator Marie Byrne said “Aside from the obvious tourism benefits, it’s also hugely important that we maintain and develop our outdoor infrastructure to encourage everyone to keep fit and live a healthy active lifestyle.“Eighty per cent of each project is funded by the Government grant, with Limerick City and County Council making up the difference.”See more local news here Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print NewsCommunityLimerick rural recreational projects receive support fundingBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 1215 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleMungret St Pauls Win Exciting Back and Forth Game Against DoonNext articleMungret Music Festival Returns for Second Year in a Row Staff Reporter Email Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 22nd March

first_img Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – March 22, 2018 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 22nd March Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 22nd March:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleNew Cockhill Bridge opens to two-way trafficNext articleToland and Boyle Carr suffer defeat with Ireland in Germany News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

California wildfires live updates: ‘Potentially historic wind event’ over weekend could inflame blazes

first_imgABC News(SANTA CLARITA, Calif.) — Northern California could experience a “potentially historic” wind event this weekend, according to officials at the National Weather Service — a development that could have a dangerous effect on the wildfires that are ravaging the area.Dry winds up to 65 mph could lead to downed trees and power lines, as well as erratic and dangerous fire growth, bringing even more critical fire conditions to parts of the Golden State.As of Saturday morning, the Kincade Fire in Sonoma and Lake County had burned 25,455 acres and was 10% contained, according to Cal Fire. At least 49 structures had been destroyed, with another 23,500 at risk of being damaged, the agency saidJonathon Cox, the division chief at Cal Fire, described the wind as having a possible “explosive” effect on the fire.More than 2,000 people were ordered to evacuate in the community of Geyserville. Residents in Gifford Springs, Whispering Pines, Anderson Springs, Adams Springs, Hobergs and Cobb were issued an evacuation warning.Authorities asked the public in the affected areas to stay home unless they were being evacuated.The Kincade Fire started three days ago in the same area that a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) transmission tower broke, according to a report from the company.Around 1,000 PG&E customers in Sonoma County are still without power, and there is no estimate to when it will be restored, according to the company.If the wind conditions hit California as expected, PG&E said approximately 850,000 customers could have their power shut off starting Saturday afternoon. The preemptive shutoffs are for safety, the company said, to help prevent fires from sparking.Multiple other wildfires have scorched thousands of acres throughout the state.The Tick Fire, in Southern California, has burned 4,615 acres and was 25% contained as of Saturday morning, after erupting Thursday in Los Angeles County, Cal Fire reported. The fire’s containment level was up substantially from Friday evening, when it was only 5% contained.At least nine structures have been destroyed as a result of that wildfire, according to Cal Fire.Evacuation orders were issued, but some residents have since been allowed to return home.High pressure building across the Pacific will nudge eastward beginning Saturday and through the next few days, bringing dry north to northeasterly winds into parts of the West.In Northern California, wind gusts will gradually increase throughout Saturday then peak on Sunday. Relative humidity could be as low as 8%, bringing extremely critical fire weather on Sunday, such that any fire that ignites could rapidly spread out of control.Beginning on Sunday and lasting into Monday, the dry damaging offshore winds will expand into parts of Southern California. These Santa Ana winds could gust as high as 50 mph and relative humidity could be as low as 5%.Another Santa Ana wind event, perhaps another significant one, will arrive by the middle of the upcoming week.Overnight, post-tropical cyclone Olga made landfall near Morgan City, Louisiana. Olga spawned five reported tornadoes, all near Mobile, Alabama, Friday evening, doing damage to homes in that region.New Orleans International Airport, meanwhile, has recorded 5.71” of rain so far. As of 8:50 Saturday morning, the New Orleans Airport was still experiencing power outages due to the storm and there were at least 136,000 people without power in the state.As Olga becomes a common mid-latitude cyclone, heavy rain will continue to spread inland through the Mississippi River Valley, eventually getting to the Midwest later Saturday, and into ports of the Northeast by Sunday and Sunday night.Flood alerts have been issued from Louisiana to Illinois for the possibility of excessive rainfall, and heavy rain is expected in parts of the Central and Eastern U.S. this weekend.Up to 4 inches of rain is expected in parts of Illinois and Missouri — and perhaps Indiana — through the end of the weekend.A new winter storm is also developing in the Rockies this weekend, which will quickly dive down into the I-25 corridor from Cheyenne to Denver late Saturday and into Sunday.Winter storm watches have been issued for those areas this weekend. Snow will pick up in intensity on Sunday in Denver and last through Monday morning, perhaps impacting the Monday morning commute.Five to eight inches of snow is possible along the I-25 cities in Colorado and Wyoming, from Pueblo to Denver through Monday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Protesters decrying police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. arrested for breaking curfew

first_imgChalabala/iStock(ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.) — At least five people were arrested Wednesday night for breaking curfew in North Carolina as protesters continued to demonstrate against the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.Brown, 42, was fatally shot in his car by sheriff deputies in Elizabeth City on April 21. Deputies from Pasquotank and Dare Counties were attempting to execute an arrest warrant that stemmed from a felony drug investigation, officials said.Hundreds of people gathered at the Pasquotank County courthouse on Wednesday evening, local ABC affiliate WTVD reported.The protest unfolded hours after a judge ruled body camera and dashcam footage from Brown’s death would not be released to the public for at least 30 days.Officers in tactical gear carrying guns and plastic shields started to arrest demonstrators who failed to disperse about three hours after the 8 p.m. city curfew and at least five were arrested, according to The News & Observer.Around midnight, Elizabeth City police tweeted, “A group of approximately 15 individuals has refused to disperse and has moved to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Martin Street. Arrests are being made at this time.”On Tuesday night, when the curfew took effect, there was also standoff between police and demonstrators after 8 p.m. At least six people were arrested, The News & Observer reported.Superior Court Judge Jeff Foster ruled Wednesday that Brown’s family and attorneys could view redacted versions of videos from the police shooting over the next 10 days, but the body camera footage and dashcam footage would not be released to the public until an investigation is complete.The family and their attorneys have already seen a short clip of the footage. In a press briefing Monday, they described that a 20-second clip from one police body camera showed an unarmed Brown being shot to death with his hands on the steering wheel in his car outside of his Elizabeth City home.Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, a family attorney who was allowed to watch the video, said Brown “was trying to evade being shot.” She said the clip did not show Brown threatening officers.Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten II released a statement Wednesday, saying, “I wanted the body camera footage to be released to the public as soon as possible, and I’m disappointed it won’t happen immediately. Obviously, I’ll respect the judge’s ruling.”The family of Brown said Tuesday an independent autopsy showed he was shot five times, including once in the back of the head. His relatives and attorneys said the autopsy results confirm that he was “executed.”North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statement on Tuesday calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the shooting. The FBI Charlotte Field Office has launched a civil rights probe into the death of Brown.Seven Pasquotank County deputies involved in the April 21 shooting have been placed on administrative leave. The names of the deputies have not been released.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more