Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted late on Monday, hurling incandescent rock about 1.5 miles down its slopes and sending ash into the night sky near the nation’s capital.The explosion, one of the volcano’s largest eruptions in years, was heard from nearby communities and was loud enough to shake doors and windows of houses in the city of Puebla, according to local media.According to the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC), the explosion at the volcano had taken place at 9:38 p.m. local time.Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) said the blast had sent a column of ash almost a mile (1.2 km) into the air.In a statement, the agency urged residents — especially the some 25 million who live within about 60 miles of the mountain’s crater — not to approach the volcano, because of the danger involved in the fall of ballistic fragments.#Popocatepetl habitantes asustados que habitan cerca del #volcan muestran la magnitud de la explosión momentos después del gran estruendo. #Popocatepetl #Puebla #Mexico @webcamsdemexico pic.twitter.com/R0s3q4dXJk— Kren Feliz (@felizkren) March 19, 2019Video posted to Twitter (shown above) show rattled residents living in the vicinity of the volcano in the aftermath of the loud explosion.The 17,797-foot volcano has been particularly active in recent months, several times spewing out sprays of hot rock and towering clouds of ash, the Associated Press reported.The Mexican government has issued a Yellow Alert, which means people should prepare for a possible evacuation, although no such order is in place right now. No injuries were reported from the Monday night explosion.Popocatépetl is considered the most threatening volcano in North America, in terms of explosive activity and population threat. Its current low- or moderate-scale eruptive behavior can switch relatively quickly to a large, catastrophic Plinian eruption, the largest and most violent of all the types of volcanic eruptions, according to the volcanologists at the National History Museum.More on Geek.com:Watch Scientists Explode Lava to Study Volcanoes35 Incredible Images of Earth’s Volcanoes and Mountains From SpaceStrange ‘Whirlpool Hole’ in the Sky Spotted Over UAE and Oman Man Critically Injured After Falling Down Volcano on HoneymoonAstronauts Capture Incredible Photo of Volcanic Eruption From Space Stay on target
Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE has uploaded onto YouTube today a inside look at a September 2014 3-day WWE tryout camp at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Talent taking part in the tryout camp included former WWE Tough Enough cast member Ryan Howe from the 2011 season and independent wrestler Rich Swann, who wrestles for PWG and EVOLVE, as well as Dragon Gate in Japan.You can view the video below. Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory part of new Performance Center class, new PC coach 7/13 EVOLVE Highlights: Riddle vs. Gulak, Paul Heyman makes an appearance, Gargano Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions
Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Google+ Facebook Kurt Angle Will Retire After WrestleMania Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating? WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Cesaro Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Video has hit YouTube from a recent Wizard World Comic-Con convention Q&A with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. During the clip, Rollins confirms that he will no longer be using the Curb Stomp as his finisher going forward. Rollins did note “never say never” and the move could be brought back at some point, but just not for the foreseeable future. You can view the video below. Seth Rollins Pinterest Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment
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Facebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Hulk Hogan To Return To WWE At Crown Jewel WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next André The Giant Hulk Hogan Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Hulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel Event Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hulk Hogan’s Apology To WWE Stars Videos Articles WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return) Jamal Khashoggi Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling passed along the following.With his brand new Dirty Details Tour up and running and the Snake Pit open for business, WWE Hall of Famer and timeless wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts stops by The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling to discuss his new road show and some of the classic moments from his illustrious and infamous career. In the following excerpt from the 45-minute interview, Jake reveals the details behind his cancelled program with Hulk Hogan and what was the worst match of his career.The full episode can be downloaded at this link.Cancelled program with Hulk Hogan“People started chanting DDT, DDT because they believed in that maneuver and rightfully so, they had just seen me kill Steamboat with it. It damn near killed him. Now they are going to go after Hogan and I dropped Hogan on the set and my God the guy is down and I split his skull too. That was one thing they just could not get through their heads and that is you cannot do that DDT on concrete or on a stage set because that would just don’t give much.”Was it Hulk Hogan or Vince McMahon worried that Jake may overshadow The Hulkster:“It was Vince. He just said that’s it. He said Oh my god I can’t believe this. After I walked through the curtain he told me to stand right there and that he wants me to hear these people start chanting Hulk and he’s going to come to his feet and he’s going to rip his shirt off and do all of this and you guys are going to make money for a long time and blah blah blah and we waited and waited and started looking at each other and at Pat Patterson and said I don’t know what is going on here and all of a sudden the people started slow at first going DDT and started chanting DDT and Vince looked at me and said wow, well that’s the end of that. He said he’s not going to split his marketing up and that was the whole thing. Vince made his money in marketing and not the wrestling shows. We were on the road to spread the marketing out there and for people to buy the marketing and to make us icons because he made stars out of so many people and sold so much and how many billions of dollars did the marketing make? I don’t know how many people were in the arena, not at all so that was a very expensive lesson to learn and cost me a lot of money.”Why wrestlers wanted to work with Jake:“I think most guys wanted to jump on the Jake train anyway. Dibiase for instance, when we wrestled we never said a word. He let me guide the ship and take us to where we needed to go and most guys have been that way with me. They let me run it and that is just being smart because you can’t have two guys out there that both want to run it and if you do you are going to have a cluster f*ck so to speak and are going to have a mess. You’ve got to have a captain and the rest of the guys are just soldiers and are following and they are going to react. My job is to sell it in a big way and I always tried to make my opponents and a lot of people don’t know how to do that. I’m going to go to that ring and if I’m going to lose that match than I am going to make this guy look good enough to beat me, if I am going to win the match than I am going to make him look like he is twice as good as I am because I don’t want to beat a guy that I’ve beat down. I want a beat a guy that had a clear edge to him because that is what makes Jake better than everybody else, was that I would go out and make my opponent and make my opponent a star that way I beat a star I didn’t just beat Joe Blow the popcorn carrier, I beat a star every time.”Match with Randy Savage years prior to the snake-biting incident:“It was unexpected for a lot of people to see that happening and I remember that night really well. Hogan was off doing a movie and Vince and the gentleman from NBC (Dick) Ebersol pulled us in a room and said that we are going to be on longer than anybody has ever been on a Saturday Night Main Event and this is the first time that we’ve ever done it without Hogan and we want you to know that if the numbers drop when down when we go to commercial break the chances are you will be back in Poughkeepsie working for some minor league promotion. I laughed but Savage went freaking nuts. He said that we’d have to do something spectacular or something they’d never expect and I said just lighten up man. I said Randy; lets just use what got us here. Don’t change and go off the wall with some fly by night seed of your pants thing that may not work, lets just go with what got us to the dance. He argued that point but I remember that match really well because for the first five to seven minutes I basically just had to block and block everything that he was throwing because he was throwing some taters. Rights and lefts and just zinging them in because he was pumped up and going for it all at once right there in the beginning and just going with everything and I was like we’ve got to make them wait. I finally blew him and he settled down once he blew up and than he was fine and we got back to working the match and everything was great. I remember one of the greatest compliments that I’ve ever got in this business was his father (Angelo Poffo) approached me in Tampa one night and told me that was the best match of Randy’s career by far and thanked me for putting it out there. That was a hell of a compliment because I myself never graded my stuff and I just wanted to have the best match that I could all the time. That doesn’t mean going out there and doing all this crazy stuff, it just means going out there and putting together a great match and to have an old timer like that come up and tell me that made my day, my year, my career actually.”Spin The Wheel Make The Deal match in WCW:“Great thing the commercials were good because that was it. The match stunk and so did the idea. That was such a horrible thing to choose. What in the hell man. I’m not climbing no pole, are you serious Bill (Watts)? That is the best thing that you could come up with? I thought it was ridiculous and the match was one of my worst matches. Sting wasn’t very excited to wrestle back then and he had gotten tired of being the guy that everybody depended on to bring in the big house and he was getting lazy because he had that contract and that is the bad thing about contracts is that guys get lazy and are like well, I’ll get all my money anyway. That is the wrong way to look at it brother, those are the guys that hurt wrestling. Those contracts and they didn’t go out there and put out and they didn’t push it and he went out there and did just enough to get by. Well, that is just not how you do it, that is not how you wrestle and never will and same goes for these shows that I’m doing now. I go out there and I gut it and it is kind of crazy but after an hour or an hour and twenty minuets out there on stage I feel like I worked a damn match and I am using that energy and I pour it out. I empty the damn bucket and by the end of the night I have to get out of there because I am exhausted and ready to collapse because I put everything I can into it and that is how much I believe in it.”For this and every other episode of The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling and The Triple Threat Podcast featuring “The Franchise” Shane Douglas please subscribe to us on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Podomatic, and Player FM. Also follow us on Twitter @TwoManPowerTrip & @rasslinpal.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHulk Hogan Says He’s Headed To WWE’s Crown Jewel EventVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:49 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE won two awards at the 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.The company won the award for an Awareness Campaign for a Social Good Initiative with their Make-A-Wish campaign “Wishes Take Muscle”. WWE also won for Brand Activation at Live Events with the Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” campaign.You can view the release below.WWE won two awards at the annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: Awareness Campaign for a Social Good Initiative – WWE & Make-A-Wish’s “Wishes Take Muscle” and Brand Activation at Live Events – Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” campaign.The Cynopsis Sports Media Awards recognize the best work in the sports industry from the past year with categories spanning television, radio, digital and marketing.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of conventionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:20/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 58.45%0:03Remaining Time -1:17 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiver Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Man Paramotors Right By A Cable Car LeBron James Can’t Have “Taco Tuesday” Prince Harry’s Big Heart And The Invictus Games Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Dwayne Johnson
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Some Clark County schools are delayed after snow mixed with freezing rain fell this morning.The National Weather Service had a weather advisory in place until 8 a.m. today, warning that the freezing rain and snow, though that has since turned to rain. The agency warned that the precipitation could lead to snow and ice accumulation in parts of the region.Schools in the Washougal School District are among those that are on a two hour delay schedule today. For a full list of school delays and closures, click here.The precipitation left a thin layer of slush on the roads in some areas, though the morning commute does not appear to be moving any slower than usual.C-Tran had its morning buses on snow route, but resumed normal operations just after 8 a.m., today. The Ridgefield and LaCenter Connector services, which were previously canceled, will resume at noon.
WASHOUGAL — Nikki Mael wanted to give her dogs a treat.It was New Year’s Eve, and one of her dogs, Tinkerbell, had just had surgery to remove a cyst from her bladder, so Mael, 43, of Washougal went to the pet store and bought them Evanger’s Hunk of Beef dog food. Within 15 minutes of eating the food, her four pugs — Tinkerbell, 3, Tank, 10, Tito, 2, and Talula, 12 — and her daughter’s dog, Pedro, 10, started acting odd, Mael said. The dogs were walking around like they were drunk, Mael said, bumping into things. Mael scooped the dogs up and put them in the car. They were breathing but otherwise unresponsive, she said. She took them to Columbia River Veterinary Specialists at around 8 p.m. and stayed there until 10 a.m. the following morning. She left to grab some things from home, but when she returned the doctor told her there was no hope for Talula, and they had to put her down. “She was the boss,” Mael said of Talula. “She made sure everybody was OK. She was the leader of the pack. I think they miss her. They walk around the house looking for her.”The other four dogs are home now and back to their energetic selves, jumping up to greet visitors and climbing over Mael while she sits on the couch. Tito had multiple seizures after eating the food and is still on seizure medication, Mael said. After hearing about Talula’s death, Evanger’s, based in Wheeling, Ill., had other cans of dog food from the same lot tested, but nothing turned up.
A 4-year-old boy who had the “experience of a lifetime” meeting Vancouver police officers last month has died, his parents said Monday.Dominick “Nick” Matthew Zadak, who battled a pediatric liver cancer called hepatoblastoma since May 2015, died Thursday. His family, parents Katie and Robert Zadak and his sister, Anna, remembered Nick as a boy with a joyful smile, sweet demeanor and inspiring others with his positive attitude as he faced his cancer battle. Last month, Nick was visited by four Vancouver police officers, who let him ride in a patrol car, play with handcuffs and talk on the radio. In the months before his passing, Nick also went on a long list of adventures: He visited Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, played on the field at University of Washington’s Husky Stadium and had his very own Dozer Day with Catworks Construction. He also got to fly in a helicopter and ride in a boat in Florida, explore a fire truck in Portland and ride a school bus to his first day of kindergarten at Tukes Valley Elementary School.Nick’s family said they are heartbroken by Nick’s passing but are determined to keep his memory alive by living their lives inspired by his joy.
Clark County will form a blue ribbon commission to look into options to modernize and upgrade the county’s antiquated jail.Council Chair Marc Boldt said Interim County Manager Jim Rumpeltes is currently assembling the commission’s members as well as the exact scope of its task and should be finished later this month.Boldt said the commission will likely be comprised of about 20 members that could include mayors, city administrators and community members. He said it may also include elected officials and representatives from county departments such as General Services, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, judges, as well as the treasurer and auditor’s offices.“Personally, it is my most important issue,” said Boldt.Last spring, the county released findings from the DLR Group, a facilities consulting firm, that concluded that the county’s jail had become increasingly cramped and dilapidated. One study from the firm found that the jail would need another 366,564 square feet to meet industry best practices. It currently has 124,318 square feet (excluding its work center). The study also found that the jail will need to have 1,109 to 1,260 beds by 2036, more than its current 793-bed capacity.The consultants presented three plans to upgrade the jail. The “preferred” master plan would cost between $268 million and $284 million and would bring the jail up to industry square-foot standards while increasing the bed count to 1,028.Boldt said he expects the commission to conclude its work in the fall. The county could go to voters with a bond proposal in February of next year.
By Yankuba JallowTijan Touray, an ex-guard to former President Dawda Jawara, yesterday January 23rd, gave testimony before Commissioners of the TRRC, on his recollection of the 1994 coup.Touray said he was a close body guard to former president Jawara and a secret agent attached to the State House by the National Security Services (NSS).Testifying before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Touray said he joined the Gendarme in 1986 and was conferred the rank of Corporal; that he trained with Retired General Lang Tombong Tamba and their batch had forty recruits. Touray said at this time, the Commander of the Gambia Gendarmerie was General Pateh Seck of Senegal and the instructors were Senegalese.He added that one Ebrima Chongan, a Gambian, was made Commander after undergoing his Gendarmerie training overseas.Touray told Commissioners that former president Jammeh was moved from the State House owing to his bad behavior; that he does not respect his superiors. He said the manner in which he acts or speaks was not good at all and swears often.“He was like a bandit. He does not take orders from his seniors and he hated them. He was like a radical,” the witness said.About The Coup:Touray said weeks before the coup, he travelled with former president Jawara to the AU Summit in Tunisia; adding that they came back on the 21st of July 1994.Like many other witnesses, Touray disclosed to Commissioners that three days before their departure for the AU Summit, there was rumour of coup but investigations revealed that it was foiled, that on their return from the Summit, Lang Tombong Tamba, who was the senior guard commander at the State House at the time, instructed him to join a minibus. The witness said it was not normal for a person who escorts the president abroad, to be put in a minibus and be separated far from the President. He noted that at the Banjul International Airport, he saw Yaya Jammeh, who was at this time, a military police officer.On the day of the coup, Touray said he left for work as usual to the State House. He pointed out that at the entrance, he saw former president Jawara, Saihou Sabally and the then American Ambassador, leaving the State House with a small entourage; noting that he followed them to the Seaport in Banjul where he saw the president and others enter a naval ship. He pointed out that Lamin Kaba Bajo ordered him to return to the State House to monitor what was happening there.Touray explained that after reaching State House, Yahya Jammeh and his soldiers (who were referred to as rebels), were standing outside the State House discussing in English, with Lang Tombong Tamba who was the Guards Commander; pointing out that they later changed their discussion to Jola language. He noted that the number of rebel soldiers who came, was large.“Lang Tombong said in order to avoid bloodshed, the soldiers should be allowed in, to take over the State House,” he asserted.Touray said at this point, he left the State House for the seaport but saw the American Naval Ship that former president Jawara boarded, leaving the port; that the coup makers were not only the soldiers because “you cannot identify who the soldiers are, because they were all in camouflage.”He said the people he was able to identify as being part of the coup, include Alagie Martin, Edward Singhateh, Sanna Sabally and others.After Staging A Successful Coup:The witness said this was not a coup but a mutiny. He said he is still with the conviction that if the coup was resisted by soldiers at State House, they would have overcome Jammeh and his men. He said there was day when Lang Tombong Tamba, Lieutenant Kebba Sonko, and Kemeta Sambou, came to his residence near State House; that during their discussion, they said they wanted to conspire to assassinate Jammeh and his Council members but were told by Lang Tombong Tamba that he was part of the coup makers.“Lang Tombong told us that Yahya Jammeh gave him the responsibility of Fajara Barracks,” the witness stated.He said he left the Gambia for Senegal on the following day, by boat and met former president Jawara in Dakar. He noted that he was charged with Treason in absentia whereas Kebba Sonko was arrested and detained by the junta, as a result of a report made to the junta by Lang Tombong Tamba.Sittings Continues today at 10 am.
Arsenal youngster Stephen Mavididi is closing in on a move to Juventus, according to Mirror Football.The young striker is understood to be edging closer to a move to Italy to sign for Juventus. The 20-year-old is set to signing for the Italian club after two loan spells away from Arsenal at Preston and Charlton.Mavididi is yet to make his competitive debut for the Arsenal first team but reports in Italy suggests the player would have a medical with the Turin-based outfit this week. Mavididi is expected to continue his development with the Juventus B team after his move to the club is complete.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Joel Campbell could also be heading to Italy to sign for newly promoted Serie A side Frosinone.The Costa Rican winger joined Arsenal five years ago but struggled to break into the club’s first team instead being farmed out on loan. The player would be hoping the move to Frosinone would provide the platform to show how good he can be as a footballer.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:aamc, bahamas, bahamas foundation council, fort charlotte, keith tinker, owen bethel Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRaquel Davis is selling her wares like her great-grandmother did 100 years before her –from a straw basket made from Andros plait, lifting, gently turning, holding out each sugar apple, soursop and fresh pear for the ‘buyer’ to examine. Eyes brimming with pride for the produce she grew, she is dressed in period costume from the straw hat on her head to the long skirt made of rough-hewn cotton, maybe a potato sack.Nearby, Shenique is telling the story of Fort Charlotte, built in 1787 to protect Nassau against an attack by the French which never materialized. Meantime, Veronica is welcoming the latest group of visitors to the country’s largest fortress. “Welcome to Fort Charlotte,” her voice bellows, “where the history will intrigue you, the structure will amaze you and the view will inspire you.”The three women are posted at one of Nassau’s oldest sites, Fort Charlotte, rapidly becoming one of the city’s fastest growing attractions. They’re among a troupe that is giving the hilltop fort new life with guides in period costume bringing living history to hundreds flocking back to the fort by the bus and taxi-load, thanks to support from the Historic Bahamas Foundation Council.“This is truly living history and it’s fascinating — every sentence packed with intrigue and insight,” said Council Chairman Owen Bethel. “When AMMC (Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation) came to us to request the funds for the costuming, we immediately recognized the potential and it was a unanimous yes, but seeing it in action reinforces what a great asset it is for us to be able to tell the remarkable story.”Bethel toured the fort with Council members, businesswoman and philanthropist Nancy Kelly, attorney and former jurist Yvette McCartney, Albany Vice President Dr. Tyrone McKenzie, public relations executive Diane Phillips andNew Providence Development Company President Philip Simon.“This is really interesting,” said Kelly. “I never realized there was a well here or what it took to build this, or that 40 men slept crowded in the small stone dungeon.”AMMC Executive Director Dr. Keith Tinker had proposed the period costuming along with the firing of the cannon at noon on Wednesday and Friday as part of a broader business plan to bring new life and activity to historic sites while preserving their integrity.As guards dressed in military uniform prepared for the firing of the cannon, visitors and Council members got a quick history lesson. The original cannons at all three forts on the site were so valuable because of their bronze England shipped them back and between 1844 and 1859 replaced them with steel. One loud Ka-boom accompanied by plumes of white smoke proved the old cannons still worked, but Fort visitors were told, “These cannons have only been fired in celebration, never fired in any anger.” Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 14, 2018 – Grand Turk – All flight operations at JAGS McCartney International Airport in Grand Turk has been temporarily suspended until further notice due to a fire in the control tower.In the early hours of Sunday morning, we received reports that the control tower had caught on fire. Emergency services were immediately notified and the fire was soon after extinguished. All efforts are being made to restore safe operations in a short a time as is possible.This investigation is ongoing and we shall inform the general public once flights operations are able to resume. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
With Manchester United set to confront Italian Champions Juventus at Old Trafford in what would influence the outcome of the final group standings, Here is a look down memory lane on how they have fared in previous meetings.Mourinho is relishing the chance of confronting a team he described as the best in the world currently, despite the poor results in recent times the Portuguese gaffer can take solace in his team’s recent display at the Bridge, then replicate what their predecessors achieved in the past.The last time both sides met in the competition, United ran away 3-0 winners away from home thanks to a brace from Giggs and a solitary strike from Van Nistelrooy.Manchester United v Juventus Champions League head-to-head25/2/2003 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 0-3 (Turin) Giggs 15, 41, Van Nistelrooy 6319/02/2003 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 2-1 (Manchester) Brown 4, Van Nistelrooy 85; Nedvěd 90+2Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…21/04/1999 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 2-3 agg: 3-4 (Turin) F. Inzaghi 6, 11; Keane 24, Yorke 34, Cole 837/4/1999 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 1-1 (Manchester) Giggs 90+2; Conte 2510/12/1997 – Juventus – Manchester United FC 1-0 (Turin) F. Inzaghi 8401/10/1997 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 3-2 (Manchester) Sheringham 37, Scholes 69, Giggs 89; Del Piero 1, Zidane 9020/11/1996 – Manchester United FC – Juventus 0-1 (Manchester) Del Piero 36 (P)11/09/1996 – Juventus – Manchester United FC – 1-0 (Turin) Bokšić 34
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has acknowledged that his club’s manager Maurizo Sarrri is helping him to improve, stating that he is happy with “good, healthy competition” at Chelsea.The 22-year-old has shattered Chelsea’s record and carved a record niche for himself by being the first English player to score European hat-trick for Chelsea in 47 years.Loftus-Cheek revealed how Sarri would remind him of his position during his match-winning performance.“He’s always trying to help me, defensively and position-wise,” Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports News.When asked if Sarri had an impact on him, he said:“Definitely, but I’ll always improve as a player day by day, technically and tactically from training. The more I play the better I’ll get as well.“My target at the moment is to get my positioning right and the rest will come after that.”Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“It’s good, healthy competition,” Loftus-Cheek added.“We’re doing so well at the moment, that competition really drives the team.“That’s why we’ve been doing so well because everyone wants to do well in training – training is so sharp. We’re all so effective in training it brings the best out of the team. No complaints on that and we keep that going.”On whether he would be disappointed if he did not start against Burnley on Sunday, Loftus-Cheek said:“I’m not thinking about that. Right now, it’s to get my recovery in – my hamstrings are feeling it a bit.”
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri reckons Barcelona are favourites to claim the Champions League title this seasonFollowing Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster summer arrival at Turin, hopes are high that Juventus will end their 22-year wait for European glory.But Allegri feels that, at best, Juventus are currently amongst the top four candidates at the moment.“This year the favourite for the Champions League is Barcelona, but we are amongst the top four,” Allegri, according to FourFourTwo.However, the Italian’s main focus lies with this Saturday’s game against Cagliari, where Juventus are hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the Serie A campaign.“Tomorrow, we have to win and winning is never an easy thing as we saw against Empoli,” added Allegri.“Our opponents have their objectives and they will give their all against us. We can’t afford to drop any points.“You have to focus more on Serie A, because in the Champions League focusing happens automatically as there are not as many matches and they are all tough.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Therefore we must always show respect and concentration.“Cagliari are a difficult opponent. They are the team that has covered the most ground in the league and are dangerous in the box.“We have to win and prepare ourselves for Wednesday’s game.Allegri will be able to count on the services of Mario Mandzukic and Sami Khedira for this weekend.Although the Italian confirmed both captain Giorgio Chiellini and winger Federico Bernardeschi are out.Ronaldo along with midfield duo Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi will play, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to start in goal.The match between Juventus and Cagliari will begin at 20:30 (CEST) on Saturday at Turin.
France’s 1998 World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf sympathises with Paul Pogba struggles to rediscover his form after the glory he experienced with the national teamThe 25-year-old midfielder played a key role in France’s second World Cup title in the summer.However, upon his return to Manchester United, Pogba has appeared to be a mere shadow of the player that he was at Russia.This has put Pogba in the firing line with United also struggling for form this season.But former Chelsea defender Leboeuf knows full well what Pogba is going through and urged fans to remain patient with the star.The 50-year-old reckons that Pogba needs time to rediscover his “big appetite” after the glory he tasted over the summer.“It was very hard to come back to Chelsea, to the training ground, to start running, to think we had to play the first game away to Coventry,” Leboeuf told ESPN.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“As Paul said, you touch the stars. For thousands of people it wasn’t a dream, it was a fantasy.“Suddenly you win it and you have to find the goals to make sure you still have a big appetite in football.“You go through a kind of a depression where you have to find what you’re fighting for.“Maybe that’s what Paul is living right now with all the players.“You have to find back the pleasure of being back with your friends and liking sweating and suffering for the sake of it.“It comes little by little. You have to work hard to try and win trophies, it’s the only way to make sure you’re still concerned about your sport.”Pogba has managed five goals and four assists in 15 appearances for United this term.