2020's 'insane' hurricane season is officially over. Is it a sign of things to come?
MIAMI — It was clear way back in mid-September, when the National Hurricane Center had already exhausted its regular list of names and turned to the Greek alphabet, that 2020 would be a hurricane season for the record books.It definitely was that. The season, which formally ends every Nov. 30, produced a stunning 30 named storms — breaking the 2005 record of 28. It was only the second time forecasters resorted to the backup list of names and, as if to punctuate how wild a season it was, that first Greek-letter system, Tropical Storm Alpha, wound up hitting Portugal — the first recorded strike ...
Hurricane center monitors 2 systems in Atlantic
ORLANDO, Fla. — Two systems in the Atlantic Ocean with potential to form into a tropical or subtropical depressions or storms are under close watch by the National Hurricane Center on Saturday, as the end of hurricane season grows closer.As of 7 p.m., one nontropical low pressure system was located about 700 miles east-southeast of Bermuda in the Central Atlantic. It poses no threat to Florida.The NHC said it’s producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms and gives the system a 10% chance of formation over the next five days.“This system is moving north-northeastward, and development is un...
Mac Engel: He is the best soccer player to ever come out of Fort Worth. But he couldn't stay.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth is loaded with some of the best soccer players in the United States, and you’ll find few to zero of them actually playing in Fort Worth even though this the 13th largest city in the country.Fort Worth parents and their children are all too familiar with the drives east associated with the sport.This city has traditionally been loathe to court pro sports because they are a sucker’s play, but a town this large should not have to migrate to play high level soccer. Youth soccer in the U.S. is a giant scam and it’s also not going anywhere.There is no reason why...
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Portugal boss Santos defends Jota omission after France loss
Fernando Santos defended his decision to start Diogo Jota on the bench as Portugal fell to France in the Nations League.N'Golo Kante's 53rd-minute goal proved to be enough for France on Saturday as the world champions claimed top spot in Group A3 and a place in the Finals.Santos opted for a front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix in Lisbon, with Jota introduced shortly after Kante's goal.The Liverpool forward had eight passes in the opposition half, as many as Silva managed in his 72 minutes, but finished without a shot on goal.Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in t...
Deschamps proud to see France players overcome difficult club situations to reach Nations League finals
France coach Didier Deschamps paid tribute to his charges on Saturday after Les Bleus squeezed past Portugal to book a place in the UEFA Nations League finals.The reigning World Cup holders came into the international break in far from perfect shape due to the struggles several key players have been facing in the club game.Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane are among the France stars who have endured a muted start to the 2020-21 season, while Deschamps' plans were further interrupted by the withdrawal of Kylian Mbappe after the Paris Saint-Germain striker failed to recover from i...
Tropical Storm Eta's rain totals could top two feet in parts of South Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — South Florida got more rain from Tropical Storm Eta, which made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast early Thursday.Some parts of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area looking at the possibility of more than two feet of rain in total from Eta, which has been drenching South Florida for at least five days.South Florida’s isolated total rain accumulation from Eta in the range of 20 to 25 inches, experts said.Forecasters said that flooding was still an issue in the region. Southern Broward County and northern Miami-Dade County were under a flood advisory for most of the day.A f...
Portugal imposes night-time curfews as global Covid-19 cases pass 50 million
Portugal will impose localised night-time curfews from Monday to contain a record surge in coronavirus cases as the pandemic passes the grim milestone of 50 million cases worldwide. Curfews have also been announced in Romania and Hungary.Answer a few questions to join Europe Talks and debate with another European"We cannot have the slightest doubt that everything must be done to contain the pandemic," Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa told a news conference on Sunday. "If we fail to do so, we must increasingly adopt more restrictive measures and compromise the month of December."The over...
Portugal to impose coronavirus curfew from Monday
Portugal will introduce a curfew across most of the country from Monday in an effort to combat surging coronavirus case numbers, Prime Minister Antonio Costa has announced. The measures will be in effect all weeknights and from 1pm on weekends for at least two weeks, Costa said after an emergency cabinet meeting late Saturday.It comes a day after the country declared a state of emergency over the pandemic, with the daily number of new infections tripling to 6,000 since early October."The only way to control the pandemic is to avoid social interaction," said Costa, adding that the measures were...
Portugal sees important role of Jews in life over the centuries
Portugal has been in the spotlight lately, not just because of the nationality law granting citizenship to Sephardi Jews since 2015 – but also because of how welcoming it is to Jewish tourists and to Israelis who move there.The reconstruction and promotion of Jewish heritage sites from Belmonte to Braganca, Porto and the Azores, has strengthened tourism, even in rural and isolated regions, attracting scores of visitors each year.Since 2015, the Jewish population in Portugal has grown from 600 to about 4,000, a new peak from its 15th century population count in the tens of thousands. Now the au...
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Mary Schmich: Where were you on election night 2016? We all remember. And it makes a lot of us anxious
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Election Day.Where were you that night?Odds are, you remember. It’s one of those moments seared into our individual and collective memories as vividly as the 9/11 terrorist attacks or, for older Americans, the assassination of JFK.I’m speaking today on behalf of Hillary Clinton voters, though the smaller number of Americans — nearly 3 million fewer — who voted for Donald Trump no doubt remember the night too, if not with the same dismay.We, the Clinton voters, remember how the day started with polls that said Hillary would win, becoming the first woman elected to the hig...