Azerbaijani FM holds meeting with Ambassador of Portugal
By TrendAzerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov received the Ambassador of Portugal to Azerbaijan Paula Leal da Silva on September 22, 2020, in connection with the termination of her diplomatic tenure in the country, Trend reports referring to the ministry.As reported, the Honorary Consul of Portugal to Azerbaijan Murad Rahimov also took part in the meeting.Bayramov highly appreciated the activities of the Portuguese ambassador, who contributed to developing relations between the two countries.The minister noted available opportunities to expand relations between Azerbaijan and Portugal i...
Tropical Storm Beta moving faster toward Texas coast; low pressure remains over south, central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Sunday, including Hurricane Teddy, Tropical Storm Beta and now Tropical Depression Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet, continues to move in the northwestern Gulf Coast toward Texas. This motion is expected to “produce a long duration rainfall event from the middle Texas coast to southern Louisiana,” according to the National Hurricane Center.As of 5 p.m. Sunday, TS Beta was located about 120 miles south-southeast Galveston, Texas, and about 155 miles east-southea...
Sideline Chatter: It might be first time a pitcher has forced a team to punt
The Canton (Miss.) Academy football team just suffered a different kind of “three-and-out.”A Panthers player made an unfortunate $20 boast in class that Kendall Calloway — the pitcher on the school’s softball team — couldn’t strike him out, so they took it out to the softball field to settle the bet.Not only did Calloway put three quick pitches past him, she did the same to every other guy foolhardy enough to step in and try to redeem their teammate’s honor.———Headlines— At TheOnion.com: “Mariners place Kyle Lewis on IL after losing him in thick outfield smog.”— In the New York Daily News: “No...
The Seattle Times
Tropical Storm Beta remains at a standstill in Gulf Coast; Hurricane Teddy expected to grow, aims for Bermuda
ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Hurricane Center continued to monitor several storms across the Atlantic basin Saturday, including Hurricane Teddy, and Tropical Storms Beta and Wilfred.Tropical Storm Beta, named using the Greek alphabet after Wilfred took up the last name in the “2020 hurricane season list,” has been stationary in the Gulf Coast for the past several hours, according to the NHC’s latest report.As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Beta was located 320 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, and 245 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 60 mph, moving west at 2 mp...
Tropical storm names now will be Greek letters for first time since 2005
Tropical storms have blown through 2020’s predetermined A-W names and now must use Greek letters — a practice required only once before, during the record-breaking 2005 season that included Hurricane Katrina.Meteorologists gave the last English-alphabet name, Tropical Storm Wilfred, to the 21st storm of the 2020 season Friday, exhausting the list.They were then were forced to give the 22nd storm, brewing in the east Atlantic north of Lisbon, the more mundane moniker Subtropical Storm Alpha.The only other time naming spilled into the Greek alphabet was Oct. 23, 2005, when that year’s Tropical S...
New York Daily News
Tropical Storm Wilfred could form in Gulf; Hurricane Teddy remains a major Category 4
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Depression 22 could become the next tropical storm and the final named storm of 2020 hurricane season’s alphabetic name list, forcing hurricane specialists to begin using letters from the Greek Alphabet for future storms. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring five other systems in the Atlantic basin Friday morning including the developing major Hurricane Teddy.TD-22 is expected to become a tropical storm by Friday night with winds of 40 mph, according to the NHC’s 5 a.m. update. TD-22 is 245 miles east-northeast of Tampico, Mexico with maximum sustaine...
Screenings celebrate cinema of Brazil, Portugal
Screenings celebrate cinema of Brazil, Portugalpublished : 17 Sep 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)Movie lovers are invited to experience the rich diversity of contemporary Portuguese-speaking cinema during the “Brazil And Portugal: An Afternoon Of Cinema In Portuguese” at Alliance Francaise Bangkok, Witthayu Road, on Saturday.Organised by the Embassy of Brazil and the Embassy of Portugal, the programme will feature two movies — Soldado Milhões (Private Milhões) at 3pm and Redentor (Redeemer) at 5pm.Direc...
The Bangkok Post
Hurricane Teddy keeps strengthening, on track to Bermuda. Two depressions may also form
MIAMI — A strengthened Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama early Wednesday, battering the area with heavy rain and winds over 100 mph. Trouble may also be coming for Bermuda, which is forecast to be in the path of a powerful Hurricane Teddy early next week.Hurricanes Sally and Teddy aren’t the only systems on the National Hurricane Center’s radar. A strengthening Hurricane Paulette is still roaming around the Atlantic. So is Tropical Storm Vicky. Forecasters are also monitoring three disturbances, two of which are forecast to turn into tropical depressions later this week.Here’s what to k...
Researchers puzzled by group of 'crazy' killer whales attacking boats near Spain
Researchers are befuddled by a group of killer whales that are attacking boats off the coasts of Spain and Portugal.The whales appear to have targeted sailboats traveling along the Strait of Gibraltar to Galicia in multiple incidents over the last two months, damaging boats and injuring sailors.Sailor Victoria Morris described an incident to the Guardian that felt “totally orchestrated” after a group of nine whales surrounded a boat and rammed it for an hour.“The noise was really scary. They were ramming the keel, there was this horrible echo, I thought they could capsize the boat,” Morris sai...
New York Daily News
Large aid shipment from Germany, Portugal arrives in Beirut
A large shipment of relief supplies arrived Saturday in Beirut from Germany and Portugal to help Lebanon's strained health system five weeks after a devastating blast ripped through the city's port.On August 4, a massive explosion rocked the Beirut port killing more than 190 people and wounding 6,000 others. It also displaced some 300,000 people.Eight ambulances and other medical supplies arrived on board the Antonov cargo plane from Munich, which was provided by the non-profit German association Orienthelfer founded by the cabaret artist Christian Springer.According to Springer, portions of t...