Two Koreas on high alert as typhoon approaches peninsula

first_imgNatural disasters tend to have a greater impact in North Korea due to its creaking infrastructure, and the country is vulnerable to flooding as many mountains and hills have long been deforested.Pyongyang’s state media said authorities had taken “urgent measures” to minimize the damage.”Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit various areas of the DPRK,” said the official KCNA news agency. Officials had undertaken a “detailed survey of dangerous spots” and inspected infrastructure including railway tunnels and roads, it added.Maysak is the second typhoon in a week to hit the peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week visited a farming region hit by Typhoon Bavi and expressed relief the damage was “smaller than expected”. Topics : “We are especially concerned,” he added.Maysak — named after a Cambodian tree — was predicted to make landfall late Wednesday west of Busan on the southern coast, then make its way up the eastern side of the peninsula before heading northwards into the Sea of Japan, known as the East Sea in Korea.It was forecast to make landfall again on Thursday near North Korea’s industrial city of Chongjin. “The winds could become more powerful” later Wednesday and into Thursday, South Korea’s Meteorological Administration said, forecasting heavy downpours of more than 400 millimeters.center_img Flights were grounded in South Korea and storm warnings issued on both sides of the Korean peninsula as a typhoon forecast to be one of the most powerful in years made its approach Wednesday.More than 300 domestic departures were cancelled as Typhoon Maysak churned across waters south of the resort island of Jeju packing gusts of up to 162 kilometers per hour (101 miles per hour).South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the storm was forecast to be similar in strength to 2003’s Typhoon Maemi, which left 131 people dead and more than 4 trillion won ($3 billion) in damage.last_img read more

LONGTIME BAY AREA TRAINER WILLIAM J. MOREY, JR. PASSES AT AGE 74

first_imgALBANY – Northern California trainer William J. Morey, Jr., a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Hall of Fame (class of 2014), died Friday morning at a rehabilitation facility in Los Altos after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Morey was 74. Services for Mr. Morey are pending.-30- Mr. Morey won 67 stakes, including eight graded events. Mr. Morey’s top stakes stars were millionaires Dixie Dot Com (winner of four graded stakes and $1,332,775) and Bold Chieftain (the California Champion Turf Horse of 2008 and earner of $1,683,181). Mr. Morey also trained graded stakes-winners Big Chill, Nonies Dancer Ali, and Mellow Fellow. Mr. Morey received his official trainer’s license in 1970 and won his first race that year at Pleasanton with Crimson Flag. Mr. Morey would go on to become a mainstay in Northern California racing and, according to Equibase, amassed the following career statistics: 7,885 starts, 1,347 wins, 1,290 seconds, 1,180 thirds, and $22,415,416 in earnings. GOLDEN GATE FIELDSFriday, April 10, 2015 Mr. Morey is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Doris, son William E. Morey (Liz), daughter Kelley Green (Mark), and two grandchildren. William E. Morey followed in his father’s footsteps and is one of the leading trainers in Northern California. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Morey grew up in San Carlos and attended the races at Bay Meadows with his father. As a teenager, Mr. Morey got a job as a hot walker at the now defunct San Mateo racetrack.last_img read more

Dwyer will not double

first_imgWhen Rasheed Dwyer finished sixth in the 200 metres at last year’s National Senior Championships, that ended his chance to run an individual event at the World Champion-ships in Beijing, China. Despite that, Dwyer won’t be running the 100 metres at this year’s Nationals as insurance. That’s the word according to his Sprintec coach Maurice Wilson. Speaking at the recent PUMA/JAAA Jamalco meet, coach Wilson said: “No, he will not be doubling this year, but I can tell you he will be running a fast 200m somewhere along the line.” Dwyer, who turned 27 on January 29, sparkled at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto after his Nationals disaster. In the semi-finals, he reset his personal from 19.98 seconds to 19.80. That moved him past Nickel Ashmeade – 19.85, Donald Quarrie – 19.86 and Asafa Powell – 19.90 on the Jamaican all-time list. He was second in the final to fast Canadian newcomer AndrÈ DeGrasse with a silver medal run of 19.90 seconds. His form earned him a spot in Jamaica’s World 4x100m relay pool. He did a fine job running the third leg in the heats. In 2011, during his days as student-athlete at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, Dwyer won his pet event at the World University Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the former Camperdown High School sprinter led Warren Weir and Jason Livermore in a Jamaican medal sweep. Dwyer and superstar Usain Bolt were the only Jamaicans to go faster than 20 seconds last year, and his new personal best made him the third fastest man in the world in the 200m after Bolt and American Justin Gatlin. By contrast, his best run over 100 metres was 10.16 seconds. Five Jamaicans ran that distance in under 10 seconds flat.last_img read more

Police incident on 108 street in Fort St. John

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Middlesbrough 1-3 QPR: Highlights of Rangers’ dramatic victory

first_imgInjury-time goals by Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison gave QPR a dramatic win at the Riverside Stadium.See also:Late goals earn QPR win at MiddlesbroughQPR looked like a team again – RedknappMiddlesbrough v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

US law firm expands in South Africa

first_img11 January 2012US-based law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has expanded its South African office with the addition of a dozen leading local lawyers as it gears up for an expansion of economic activity in the country and on the continent.Dewey has added eight partners and four associates from local law firm Werkmans Attorneys to its existing office in Johannesburg, a move that, according to US website The American Lawyer, marks its biggest African investment yet and makes its SA office one of the largest to be opened by an international law firm.“White & Case has seven lawyers in Johannesburg; and DLA Piper, which operates under the Swiss verein structure, is affiliated with 270-lawyer Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of South Africa’s largest firms,” The American Lawyer reported last week, when Dewey announced its move.“Two UK-based firms, Norton Rose and SNR Denton, have also merged or associated with South African firms in the past two years.”The teams joining Dewey are led by Morne van der Merwe, who headed up Werksmans’ mining and resources practice, and Wildu du Plessis, who headed up Werksmans’ banking and finance and capital markets practices.Van der Merwe told Business Day last week that the move showed Dewey’s commitment to South Africa and the continent “and their anticipation of increased economic activity”.Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis said in a statement: “The addition of this team of high quality, respected lawyers places us at the head of the market and presents exciting opportunities to grow our practice in Africa as the continent continues to become a more significant part of the global economy.”Joseph Tato, chairman of Dewey’s Africa Practice Group, said the new team’s arrival would enable the firm to expand its focus beyond energy and project finance work into areas “such as corporate M&A, mining and natural resources, banking and financial services, corporate finance and securities and capital markets.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

What Twitter Talked About Before the iPad: Haiti, Obama, Lady Gaga and Avatar

first_imgfrederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The iPad clearly dominated the discussion on Twitter over the last few days, but in the early days of January, the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga, Avatar and the Cincinnati Bengals were among the most hotly discussed people and topics on the popular microblogging service. Social Media monitoring and analytics service Sysomosanalyzed over 100 million tweets from January 1 to 15. Overall, the company looked at topics in six different categories: people, locations, film, business, sports and miscellaneous entities. Even though it didn’t take the top billing in all categories, the news from Haiti had the unfortunate honor of being represented in almost all of the topics that Sysomos looked at. Given that the disaster only happened on January 12 – just before the cutoff date for this report – chances are that this topic will trend even higher once we get the data for the full month. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#twitter#web Haiti, Obama and Avatar In the early days of January, President Barack Obama was the most often mentioned person on Twitter, followed by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. Thanks to his inane comments about the disaster in Haiti, Pat Robertson came in at number four. Unsurprisingly, the most talked about location on Twitter in early January was Haiti, followed by the United States, China, Texas and Canada. YouTube, Facebook and Google were the most often discussed businesses on Twitter, followed by Microsoft and Yahoo. This list is clearly dominated by the usual suspects, including like AT&T, Netflix and Starbucks, though it also features Etsy and the Fox News Channel.Avatar was the most talked about movie on Twitter in early January, followed by Sherlock Holmes and Start Wars. The Cincinnati Bengals were the most often discussed sports franchise. 2.4 Million Tweets About the iPadOf course, we couldn’t help but ask Sysomos about the iPad. According to the company’s data, the iPad would be the number three item in the miscellaneous entities section – following iTunes and Microsoft’s Xbox. Overall, Sysomos registered 2.4 million tweets that referenced Apple’s latest creation.last_img read more

2017 Alliance Team Announcement

first_imgCongratulations to the players named in the Alliance Men’s and Women’s teams for the 2017 Elite Eight Series: Alliance Men’s Team Adam Bell (ACT)Stuart Brierty (WA)James Butz (ACT)Khanui Cox (SA) Nick Donghi (VIC) Liam Elliot (ACT)Tim Glazebrook (SA) Tyla Love (WA) Robert McCarthy (ACT) Ned Morcom (SA) Danyon Morgan-Puterangi (ACT)Nathan Sambesvski (VIC)Cameron Stanley (ACT)Alex Tuvik (WA)Ben Wylie (ACT)Alliance Women’s Team Rebecca Beath (ACT) Toni Breeze (VIC) Kelly Goodwin (ACT) Alice Gregory (SA)Grace Griffen (ACT) Jessika Groenveld (VIC)Emma Haines (TAS)Caitlyn Jeffress (VIC) Lauren Kildare (SA)Elizabeth Motteram (VIC)Jenaya Quan (WA)Emily Reid (VIC)Kelly Rowe (SA) Leah Percy (VIC) Mackenzie Sadler (SA) Elise Wilson (ACT)Stay tuned to the TFA website in the lead up to the 2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League for all of the latest news and information: Website  www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook  www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter  www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus #NTL2017 #NTLXXIInstagram  www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAlliance Team Announcementlast_img read more

10 months ago​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS move

first_imgTagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS moveby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Cincinnati is looking for equity investors to help finance its move to Major League Soccer, reports SportBusiness.The club is looking to raise the capital necessary to fund its ongoing construction plans, which are an estimated $280m (€245m) for a stadium and a new training ground.According to Forbes, the club has hired Raine Group – which has also helped DC United, New York City FC and the upcoming MLS team in Miami – to advise on the transaction. No bids have yet been made but a deal is expected by the end of 2019.”It’s an opportunity to be a part of arguably the most popular team in the market,” says FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding.FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new soccer-specific stadium in the West End community this week. It is expected to be finished by the start of the 2021 MLS season. last_img read more