After Saurashtra, its now the turn of the North Gujarat region to bear the brunt of incessant rainfall. Heavy flooding in several areas has forced the State authorities to shift people out of low lying areas. Several hundred stranded people have been rescued.On Monday, the authorities relocated more than 15000 people in North Gujarat districts, mostly in Banaskantha, to safer areas. The NDRF, Air Force, BSF and the Army were joined by other agencies in the rescue of more than 500 stranded people.The State continues to be on high alert as the meteorological department has forecast more rains. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani conducted two aerial surveys and held meetings with officials. He also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the situation. He asked the district administration to accord top priority to rescuing people stranded in flood waters and shifting those in low lying areas.Meanwhile, the continuing rainfall affected the rescue work of the Indian Air Force. Many of its choppers could not take off and those that did were forced to return to the base.A Defence aircraft loaded with relief material and food packets had to return due to heavy rains in the target areas in Banaskantha district. The district administration has sounded a high alert and advised people not to venture out. Schools and colleges have been asked to to remain closed on Tuesday.Seven persons have died in ran related incidents since July 20, while the death toll since the beginning of monsoon has touched 72.Trains cancelledThe Ahmedabad-Delhi Rajdhani Express has been cancelled due to the break-down of tracks in Palanpur. The Agra Express has also been cancelled.
KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Rebecca Zahau, Zahau FacebookTwitter San Diego Sheriff’s Department agrees to revisit investigation of Rebecca Zahau death KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 16, 2018 Updated: 8:20 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Sheriff’s Department announced Monday they will review their investigation of the death of Rebecca Zahau.“The Sheriff’s Department has continually indicated its willingness to reevaluate the Rebecca Zahau case if new evidence was presented. After a productive conversation with the family’s attorney, Keith Greer, Sheriff Bill Gore determined that, while no new evidence was presented, new analysis of existing evidence was presented in the recently concluded civil trial. In the spirit of transparency and open-mindedness, we have agreed to undertake a fresh review of the case, by investigators who have had no prior involvement with the case, to evaluate the new information. Without having the materials and reports from the civil attorney in front of us at this time, it is difficult to say how long this review will take; however, we expect it will take at least 90 days.When our investigation is complete, we will meet with the family’s attorney to discuss our findings. Ultimately, the cause and manner of death, in any case, is determined by the Medical Examiner. In San Diego County, the Medical Examiner’s Office is an independent entity and separate from the Sheriff’s Department.”Zahau was found hanged, naked, bound and gagged on July 13, 2011 at the historic Speckles Mansion in Coronado, owned by her boyfriend, pharmaceutical CEO Jonah Shacknai.Although her death was ruled a suicide by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the County Medical Examiner, the Zahau family disputed that finding and in a wrongful death suit, alleged that 54-year-old Adam Shacknai, the brother of Zahau’s boyfriend, murdered her after a sexual assault and then staged the killing to look like a suicide.In early April, a California civil jury found Adam Shacknai guilty and he was ordered to pay Zahau’s family $5 million for the loss of Zahau’s love and companionship.The panel has not yet determined whether they will order punitive damages.Adam Shacknai released a statement Monday following the announcement from the Sheriff’s Department.“I welcome a fresh review by the San Diego Sheriff’s Office. As I have maintained from the beginning, I was in no way involved with Rebecca’s death, which was part of a tragic sequence of events, that also involved the loss of my six year nephew Max. I will be pleased to assist the investigation in any way requested, as I have all along.” April 16, 2018
February 9, 2019 We Remember Walter Munk with Dave’s World of Wonder 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings#DavesWorldofWonder: Walter Munk became a professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1939, provided forecasting for tides and waves that assisted the allies in World War II and helped found UC San Diego Posted: February 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 9:17 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Dave’s World Of Wonder, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Elderly people are rescued by a boat from a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on 8 July 2018. Photo: ReutersThe death toll from unprecedented rains in Japan rose to at least 64 on Sunday after rivers burst their banks and forced several million people from their homes, media reports said, with more rain set to hit some areas for at least another day.Torrential rains pounded some parts of western Japan with three times the usual precipitation for a normal July and set off landslides and sent rivers surging over their banks, trapping many people in their houses or on rooftops.”We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before,” an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) told a news conference. “This is a situation of extreme danger.”At least 64 people were killed and 44 missing, national broadcaster NHK said after the death toll had been put at 49 overnight. Among the missing was a 9-year-old boy believed trapped in his house by a landslide that killed at least three others, one of them a man in his 80s.”All I have is what I’m wearing,” a rescued woman clutching a toy poodle told NHK television.”We had fled to the second floor but then the water rose more, so we went up to the third floor,” she said.Japan’s government set up an emergency management centre at the prime minister’s office and some 54,000 rescuers from the military, police and fire departments were dispatched across a wide swath of south-western and western Japan.”There are still many people missing and others in need of help, we are working against time,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.Emergency warnings for severe rain remained in effect for three prefectures, with 300 mm (11 inches) predicted to fall by Monday morning in parts of the smallest main island of Shikoku.Evacuation orders remained in place for some 2 million people and another 2.3 million were advised to evacuate, although rain had stopped and floodwaters receded in some areas. Landslide warnings were issued in more than a quarter of the nation’s prefectures.’Pouring down'”My husband couldn’t make it home from work since the road was flooded, and since it was pouring down rain I didn’t have enough courage to walk to an evacuation centre with two infants after dark,” one woman wrote on Twitter, without giving further details.The rain began late last week as the remnants of a typhoon fed into a seasonal rainy front, with humid, warm air pouring in from the Pacific making it still more active – a pattern similar to one that set off flooding in south-western Japan exactly a year ago that killed dozens. The front then remained in one place for an unusually long time, the JMA said.Roads were closed and train services suspended in parts of western Japan. Shinkansen bullet train services, resumed on a limited schedule after they were suspended on Friday.Automakers including Mazda Motor Corp and Daihatsu Diesel Manufacturing Co suspended operations at several plants on Saturday due to a shortage of parts or dangerous conditions. They were set to decide later on Sunday on plans for the coming week.Electronics maker Panasonic Corp said one plant in Okayama, western Japan, could not be reached due to road closures, although it had been closed for the weekend anyway. A decision about next week would be made on Monday.While the Japanese government monitors weather conditions closely and issues warnings from an early stage, the fact that much of the country outside major cities is mountainous and building takes place on virtually every bit of usable land leaves it vulnerable to disasters.Reforestation policies after World War Two that saw many mountains logged and replanted with trees whose roots are less able to retain water have also contributed to the danger.
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: From another federal government budget deadline, to Gov. Abbott’s primary endorsements, our group of local experts discusses the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston.Also this hour: Valentine’s Day is just a week away. Our group of Houston food writers discusses their favorite restaurants to which to take a date. And we examine the development of West Houston as told in historian Dan Worrall’s book Pleasant Bend: Upper Buffalo Bayou and the San Felipe Trail in the Nineteenth Century.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share
The African Student Association at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is scheduled to host an African Independence Day Awareness event on Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW. The event is free and will involve games, fun facts, and refreshments will be served. The African Student Association’s mission is to promote African culture both on and off campus. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.
New Delhi: The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday protested against the West Bengal government over the killings of party workers and leaders in the state. Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest outside Banga Bhawan here and raised slogans against West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. The party workers also carried placards reading ‘stop political killings against RSS-BJP workers’, ‘stop political violence in Bengal’ and ‘why silence on Bengal political violence’. South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri told IANS: “Mamata Banerjee is plotting the murder of BJP and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) workers,” adding it is being done to terrorise the people of the state. He also said that this year, over 20 people have died in West Bengal since Panchayat elections and slammed leaders of other parties over their silence on the issue.
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals In a world where you can buy shoes and cupcakes via vending machine, why not french fries?Entrepreneurs and students at Wageningen University in the Netherlands have invented a vending machine that serves up fresh batches of french fries and condiments, reports Eater. The machine has the capability to deep fry frozen strips of potato, spitting them out as fresh french fries in about two minutes.Related: Guinness Minus the Alcohol? It’s Now for Sale in Indonesia.Sadly, the french-fry vending machine is currently only a prototype, with the single functioning machine on campus at Wageningen University. However, developers say they would love to expand the concept, making french fry vending machines an international reality.HEBBEN. Op de @WageningenUR staat de eerste volautomatische #frietpatat-machine. Heb je in 120 sec. je friet/patat. https://t.co/FhO3cBL9Xw— NOS op 3 (@nosop3) September 2, 2015Automated dining is on the rise across the world, as restaurants look for high-tech ways to cut costs and speed up work behind the scenes. Earlier this week, a restaurant opened in San Francisco with everything from ordering to pickup controlled by machines, while chains such as McDonald’s and Panera have invested in touchscreen ordering and payment kiosks.Related: At This New Fast-Food Restaurant, Human Interaction Is Almost Zero September 4, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now »