Governor offers help to Alabama towns hit by killer tornado

first_imgFULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey is promising help to families and businesses impacted by the tornado that tore up some of Birmingham’s suburbs. She said the people of Alabama are praying for them and will help them rebuild. The terrifying tornado trapped entire families in the wreckage of their homes Monday night, killing a teenager and injuring 30 people. Some survived in bathtubs and basements. The weather service says the twister was an EF- 3 with 150 mph winds. The governor says “homes and businesses can be rebuilt, but losing a young soul to a heart like this is beyond heartbreaking.”last_img read more

Downtown Drive-in: how you can take your family to the movies safely in Binghamton

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As the weather warms up and reopening continues, naturally people will be looking for things to do; luckily, a collaboration between downtown restaurants is offering residents the chance to do just that. The first screenings are Wednesday, June 10 at 9pm and midnight; the movies that night will be Frozen for the earlier showing and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for the later showing. “Originally it started off as kind of a small joke between me and my attorney last year, which eventually evolved into this year’s unfortunate pandemic,” said Yonaty, the owner of Social on State. “It’s my hopes that people will see Binghamton is a gem of an area to live in.” Real estate developer and business owner Mark Yonaty wanted to offer people the opportunity to go out, while staying in. With the help of other restaurant owners and local leaders, he is bringing a drive-in movie theater to the old Lackawanna Train Station in Binghamton.center_img Yonaty told 12 News Thursday the idea started as an afterthought, but he soon realized the potential it had. Each Wednesday for the next four weeks two movies will be shown; for information on which movies are playing, and to purchase tickets, click here.last_img read more

Finally going home: Wuhan evacuees in Natuna to be released from quarantine on Saturday

first_imgThe government evacuated 238 Indonesian citizens from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei on Feb. 2 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. They were immediately airlifted to Natuna Island after landing at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam for quarantine.The ministry’s public health improvement coordination undersecretary Agus Suprapto said a total of 47 officers and health workers in the quarantine area would also be sent back to their respective hometowns in 29 provinces across the country.“Most of the evacuees are from East Java,” Agus said. “What needs to be asserted is all of them are in good health.”Read also: Govt looks for free flights to transport quarantined citizens from Natuna to home towns In response to calls for the observation period to be extended to 24 days, BNPB head Doni Monardo said he would continue to coordinate with the Health Ministry, which is coordinating with the World Health Organization (WHO).Many have argued a 24-day quarantine would be more reliable than 14 days.“As for now, the WHO still maintains there is a 14-day incubation period [for COVID-19]. However, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of changing the policy if there are other dynamics. We will continue coordinating with various agencies, including the BNPB, the health ministry and the military,” Doni said.The former military general added that the Indonesian Military (TNI) would prepare four airplanes to depart from Natuna for Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.The BNPB has booked commercial plane tickets for the evacuees to return to their hometowns.“The government will also assist those who want to remain overnight in Jakarta by providing accommodation and transportation. This way, they will not face much trouble getting back home,” Doni said.Read also: Indonesia readies plans for post-quarantine period: Health MinistryThe Executive Office of the President confirmed the observation period would end on Saturday.“There will be no formal event upon the release of the evacuees,” the office’s undersecretary for political information and communication, Juri Ardiantoro, said on Thursday, as quoted by Antara news agency.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said the evacuees’ relatives would also be allowed to pick them up in Natuna.TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis visited residents of Kampung Tua Penagi and Kampung Pering Bandarsyah in Natuna on Thursday.Apart from inspecting health posts in the area, they also provided basic aid to residents living around the quarantine area on the island. Hadi said residents near the quarantine area, located at the hangar of the Raden Sadjad Airport in Natuna, were in good health.“We’d also like to motivate soldiers working on the humanitarian mission,” Hadi said. (hol)Topics : The government has said the 238 Indonesian citizens evacuated from Wuhan and surrounding areas of Hubei province, China, will be able to leave the quarantine area in Natuna, Riau Islands, if they remain healthy until the end the of the 14-day observation period on Saturday.Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on Thursday the ministry and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had finalized plans to release the evacuees once the observation period ended.“Following the two-week observation period, we will return them [to their respective hometowns] as they remain healthy,” Muhadjir said in a statement.last_img read more

Pope says gossiping is a ‘worse plague’ than coronavirus

first_imgPope Francis urged the faithful on Sunday to steer clear of gossip, calling it worse than the coronavirus and saying it could be used to divide the Roman Catholic Church.”Please, brothers and sisters, let’s make an effort not to gossip. Gossiping is a worse plague than COVID,” the pope said during his weekly address from a window above St. Peter’s Square.”The devil is the great gossip. He is always saying bad things about others because he is the liar who tries to split the Church,” Francis added in the off-the-cuff comments. The pope has regularly warned of the risks of gossiping and has also railed against Internet trolls.”If something goes wrong, offer silence and prayer for the brother or sister who make a mistake, but never gossip,” he said on Sunday. Topics :last_img read more

Deadline to Register to Vote in August 18th Primary Approaching

first_imgYour deadline to register or change party affiliation for the August 8th primary election is Monday, July 20, 2020.Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach County, Wendy Link told Jen and Bill that mail in ballot voting is very safe.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Wendy-Link-mail-in-safety.mp3Jen and Bill will speak with the chief investigator for Judicial Watch at 8:35 about the concerns over mail-in ballots.IMPORTANT: Florida is a “closed primary” state. That means that only the voters registered within that political party may vote in that party’s Primary Election, unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC)* occurs. You can change your party affiliation by submitting an updated Voter Registration Application at any time, but the change must be made 29 days before a Primary Election in order to be valid for that election. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan races during a Primary Election. Your party does not affect your ballot for any election other than a Primary Election.*A Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election. Early Voting: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 – Sunday, August 16, 2020Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020Election Day: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020During the Primary Election, electors will vote for representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives, and State Senators will be on the ballot. The five Constitutional Officers: the Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, as well as Tax Collector, will also appear on the ballot if they are opposed within their party. Voters may also see County Commissioners and precinct committee men and women depending on their jurisdiction. Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.Universal Primary: A Universal Primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a Universal Primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Weather window puts boats back on water

first_imgAfter being off the water since late last week due to gale-force winds, boats were back at it on Wednesday. The small weather window, which looks like it may close by Friday, had boats on the halibut grounds and a few made their way down to Cape Mendocino. I didn’t catch any reports from the Cape, but I’d be willing to bet it was phenomenal seeing how those rockfish and lings haven’t been tempted with bait since October. A few halibut were reportedly caught out of Eureka, and at least one …last_img read more

We Bleed Blue: Bharat Arun on controversy surrounding India’s World Cup 2019 orange jersey

first_imgAmid row concerning colour of Indian cricket team’s new jersey, India bowling coach Bharat Arun said that their focus is not on the colour.”To be very honest we are not aware what colours we are going to be wearing, we haven’t given any thought to that and all our focus is only on the match tomorrow. We are focusing on the game and not aware of the colour we are getting. We bleed blue and blue is going to be predominantly the colour that is it,” Arun said during a pre-match press conference here on Wednesday.India are likely to wear an orange jersey rather than their traditional blue colour jersey during their clash against England in the ongoing World Cup on June 30.However, it did not go well with the opposition parties, who have accused the government saying that the orange jersey for the team is government’s attempt to saffronize everything.Earlier, an ICC source told ANI that colour options were given to BCCI and they chose the colour combination that looked the best to them. Source also said that the design (orange) is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it.India will next face West Indies on June 27.Also Read | Congress, SP legislators oppose orange jerseys for Indian cricket teamAlso See:last_img read more