Storm crossing country moves into Southeast with heavy rain, flooding

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system crossing the country dropped more than 4 inches of rain in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Thursday and snow in parts of Abilene, Texas.As the storm moves east, numerous states from Texas to Maryland are under flood, wind and even snow alerts.The storm is centered over Texas on Friday morning, but the heavy rain ahead of it is already spreading into the Carolinas.By this evening, severe storms are possible across northern Florida and southern Georgia where damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible.Flash flooding cannot be ruled out from Tallahassee, Florida, to South Carolina and North Carolina, including the inland areas that got the heavy snow last weekend.The heavy rain will move into the mid-Atlantic and part of the Northeast from Friday night into Saturday morning with some flooding possible near Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.By Sunday, the main center of the storm system will move into the Northeast with more heavy rain and even snow to the north.Some areas in the Southeast could see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with 5 inches of rain possible in some parts of northern Florida.Due to a very saturated ground and the snowpack in the Southeast, flash flooding and river flooding is expected. Some of the river flooding could reach a major flood stage this weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2019 NSA Award Records over 35m Votes

first_imgOrganisers of the most prestigious and longest running sports award-The Nigerian Sports Award has announced an unprecedented entry of over 35 million votes from the general public for all the sports categories in this year’s edition which ceremony comes up Friday 29th November 2019 at Eko Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.A statement from the organisers of the award noted that this was the highest vote ever recorded by the Panel in the 8-year history of the award with votes coming from a total of 50, 470 respondents.According to the Chairman of award Panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, votes for this year’s edition was relatively high in all the shortlisted categories when compared with votes recorded for last year’s edition. Tandoh noted that this record entry clearly confirms that Nigerians appreciate the contribution and exploits of its sporting heroes and heroines on account of the votes cast for the sport men/women of their choice via the platforms provided by the Sports Award.At the end of the panel session held to review the entries, 16 award categories were evaluated and these include: Footballer of the Year, Team Sports Person of the Year, Individual Sports Person of the Year, Basketball Player of The Year, Coach of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year.Other award categories include Racket Sports Person of the Year, Para Sports Person of the Year, Team of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Athletic Star of the Year, SportsMan of the Year Sportswoman of the YearExecutive Director of the Awards, Mr. Kayode Idowu stated that all is set for the 8th edition ceremony which will feature a heavy dose of star musical performances and a glittering spread of celebrated sports men and women as well as distinguished captains of industries and other stakeholders.“We are happy to say that the stage is set to host the eighth edition of the Nigerian Sports Award. We are highly elated and inspired by the quality of dignitaries who have not only confirmed to be part of it but are already in Lagos for the award to witness this year’s edition of the coveted award”.The Nigerian Sports Award is the only Nigerian awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of our sports men and women, both present and past that have shone brilliantly in the sporting world and will be broadcast live on Supersports, terrestrial TV and online streaming from 6.00pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Watch: A Kelly’s Christmas as it should be

first_imgThis Christmas season Kelly’s Centra and Diner of Mountain Top have all your festive needs covered.Kelly’s Diner have recently launched their Indulgent Christmas Menus with something for everyone. Succulent burgers, juicy steaks and even a vegan option or two. All with Saint Nick’s approval! to customer requests, the diner will be extending its opening hours from next week on, so when the shopping is finished the bellies can get filled. Check out their opening hours:Take the hassle out of the Christmas cooking and order your Christmas dessert from Kelly’s Diner. Check out their cracking range below, with vegan and gluten free options also available:’s Centra will be your one-stop-shop this Christmas with all their seasonal offers catering for all your Christmas needs. Get two for €10 on selected tubbed sweets and 2 for €8 on selected boxed biscuits.For the Christmas Tipple check out their off licence offerings with Cono Sur wines for only €6, 70cl Gordon’s Gin for €17, 1L Smirnoff Vodka for €22 and many more.If you are stuck for the ideal gift check out their personalised range of gift sets and hampers which are made to cater for all budgets.Contact their little elf Susan today on 0866065912 to get your custom made hamper and take all the stress out of the Christmas shopping!For more, follow @kellysdinerlk and @kellys.centramountaintopWatch: A Kelly’s Christmas as it should be was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:christmas gifts letterkennyKelly’s CentraKelly’s DinerletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Man Utd 1

first_imgRafael scored a stunning goal and then cleared off the line to leave Manchester United in front at the interval at Loftus Road.After Julio Cesar had pushed out an effort from Robin van Persie, the brother of QPR’s on-loan United defender Fabio pounced on the loose ball and brilliantly smashed home from the edge of the area.Rangers, with Bobby Zamora and Jose Bosingwa back in the starting line-up, spent most of the first half on the back foot.Prior to Rafael’s 24th-minute opener, keeper Cesar tipped over Van Persie’s header from Ashley Young’s left-wing cross.Rangers did manage a spell of pressure and were denied an equaliser when Chris Samba’s goal-bound header from Esteban Granero’s corner was met by Rafael at the far post.The outstanding Rafael was then in the thick of the action again, sprinting down the right and sending an excellent cross towards Van Persie, whose first-time shot was parried away by Cesar.Mercifully for the home side, Van Persie was substituted four minutes before the break after being hurt in the build-up to Rafael’s goal.United remained a threat, however, and Nemanja Vidic went close with a header from Ryan Giggs’ cross.QPR (4-4-2): Cesar, Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Traore; Townsend, Granero, Mbia, Taarabt; Mackie, Zamora.Subs: Green, Park, Wright-Phillips, Onuoha, Jenas, Remy, Hoilett.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gordhan urges South Africans to save

first_img14 July 2011 South Africa’s low savings rate is holding the country back compared to its peers, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.“Compared with our peers internationally, South Africa’s savings rate has not performed well,” Gordhan said at the SA Savings Institute’s 10th anniversary in Johannesburg on Wednesday.South Africa’s gross saving rate was 16 percent of gross domestic product in 2009.This compared to China’s savings rate of 52 percent, India’s of 37 percent and Russia’s of 22 percent.Gordhan said it was no coincidence that these economies were leading the way.South Africa needed to increase its savings rate if it were to become the “China of Africa”, he said.‘Crucial for sustainable, inclusive growth’“We are missing out on the savings dividend that should result from having a large workforce relative to the retired population, not least because the high rates of youth unemployment means that the dependency ratio is not as low as it should be.”Saving was so important that was included in Gordhan’s ministerial performance agreement.“The importance of savings for our goal of sustainable and inclusive economic growth is recognised in the inclusion of a target of a six percent private saving rate in my performance agreement signed with President [Jacob] Zuma,” he said.Gordhan said that the household savings rate had declined by an average of 0.1 percent of GDP every year since 2001.SA becoming a ‘consumerist society’He blamed this on South Africans’ short-term outlook, a lack of transparent and cost-effective savings products, poor financial awareness and high unemployment, which left many without any money to save.South Africa had become a “consumerist society … a society that wants to acquire things at any cost” and which was taking on increasing debt.“… [T]his type of acquisitiveness also fuels the fires of corruption as people look for the quickest, easiest way to get things rather than to save for them”.He asked how South Africa had managed to have a savings rate of 30 percent of GDP before 1994.“… [A]fter 1994 we have a much more prosperous society, why did the savings rate fall?”Gordhan said if South Africans could save more, the country would rely less on borrowing funds from other countries to meet its investment needs.“This would make us less reliant on volatile short-term capital inflows for funding, which can easily reverse and pose risks of instability…. Today the whole issue of volatile capital flows is one of the biggest challenges faced by emerging markets.”‘Reduces dependency on outside help’SA Savings Institute chairwoman Prem Govender said there had been a slight improvement in savings as the debt-to-disposable income ratio had dropped from a high of 81.8 percent in 2008 to 78.2 percent in first quarter of 2011, according to the SA Reserve Bank quarterly bulletin.She said individual saving was important as it reduced the country’s dependency on external help and led to the improved financial health of citizens while working and during retirement.“A low savings rate, especially at household level, has negative spill-over effects leading to an increased burden on the state to provide safety nets,” she said.Following the global financial crisis, South Africa’s recovery “continues to lag behind especially in terms of domestic savings and unfortunately the picture looks disturbing for the next few years,” she said.This was exacerbated by substantial increases in oil prices and social and economic problems like poverty and unemployment.The institute had appointed July as savings month, with the theme of “Save Now”.South African Press Associationlast_img read more