Evgeny555/iStock(NEW YORK) — An apparent tornado cut a swath of destruction through the outskirts of Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday evening, injuring 12 people and briefly shutting down Kansas City International Airport briefly due to damage from debris picked up by the vortex and carried up to 40 miles, officials said. Tuesday marked the 12th consecutive day where multiple tornadoes were reported throughout the country, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). And it wasn’t just the heartland that was left in shambles. A powerful storm that had all the markings of a suspected twister slammed Atlantic County, New Jersey, Tuesday night, downing trees and powerlines, and leaving residents with frayed nerves. Parts of Pennsylvania also reported damaged and NWS officials are investigating whether a tornado was responsible. The NWS issued a “tornado emergency” alert for parts of eastern Kansas on Tuesday night as dangerous weather touched down in the area. Brian Christenson, the mayor of Linwood, Kansas, a suburb of Lawrence, said on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday that while multiple residents in his city of nearly 400 people lost homes, no one was killed and everyone was accounted for.“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Christenson said. “It just picks one house randomly and takes it away, and the next house might not even get touched. The way it moves and picks and chooses, it’s incredible.” Christenson said he and the bulk of people in his town heeded the early-warning sirens and alerts and sought shelter before the suspected funnel cloud reached them. “I’ve lived in the same home for 22 years,” the mayor said. “This was the first time I’ve ever actually went to my basement for shelter.” But even those who rode out the storm in the basements walked away with their lives — but not much else. “There’s a friend of mine that was in their basement and there’s nothing left,” Christenson said. “It took the house, the carpet off the floor. Everything is gone.” Police in Lawrence, the home of the University of Kansas, said a massive tornado left large trees, power lines and debris along the streets, making some major roads impassable. Twelve people suffered mostly minor injuries in the town and adjacent communities, according to a Lawrence Memorial Hospital spokesperson. One saving grace was that the University of Kansas is already out for the summer. Kansas City International Airport said two flights were diverted and passengers waiting in the airport were rushed to the parking garage tunnels at about 7 p.m. An “all clear” was given about 45 minutes later. The airport remained closed, however, due to “unsafe conditions from area storm debris.” The airport reopened after 11 p.m. local time. “Most structural damage appears to have occurred near Lawrence as the tornado passed just outside the city limit,” Lawrence Police Department officials said in a tweet. “Please do not go sight seeing tornado damage. This only hampers the efforts of emergency workers.” There were also about 13,000 customers without power in the Lawrence area late Tuesday. Tornadoes devastated parts of Ohio on Monday night, leveling homes and leaving thousands without water and power. One 81-year-old man was killed in Celina, Ohio, when a vehicle was thrown into his home, the mayor of the town said. “I don’t know that any community is fully prepared for this type of devastation,” Dayton Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Hosford said Tuesday on Good Morning America. “We have homes flattened, entire apartment complexes destroyed, businesses throughout our community where walls have collapsed.”Residents near New York City also braced for a possible tornado, but despite warnings it did not materialize. The NWS issued tornado warnings for several counties surrounding Manhattan on Tuesday evening, urging residents in the path of the “dangerous storm” to stay inside. The service had said the storms could produce hail the size of quarters.“Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter,” the NWS said in a statement. “Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This Tornado Warning replaces the Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for the same area.” The warning covered areas surrounding Staten Island and parts of northeastern New Jersey, including Hudson County, Union County and southern Essex County. Severe weather hit Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, New Jersey, on Tuesday night. An event at the school was going on at the time, but Mayor Rosemary Maio confirmed no one was injured. On Wednesday morning, Stanhope was littered with down trees and power lines. The weather service is sending a team to Stanhope to determine if the ferocious weather was indeed a tornado. Helicopter aerial footage from ABC station WABC-TV in New York City showed a 1.2 mile path of damage from Stanhope to Hopatcong that included toppled trees and power lines in the Stanhope area. About 25 students, teachers and parents huddled in an auditorium at Lenape Valley Regional High School when the storm hit. No one was injured.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP): Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took seven wickets as Sri Lanka completed a stunning comeback yesterday to win the first Test against India by 63 runs with a day to spare. Set a target of 176, India crumbled against the spin duo of Herath (7-48) and Tharindu Kaushal (3-47) to concede defeat after lunch on day four – all out in their second innings for 112 in the three-Test series opener. India resumed on 23-1 and lost six wickets in the morning session. The last nine Indian wickets went for only 82 runs as the tourists collapsed from 30-1. Ajinkya Rahane top scored for India on 36; Shikhar Dhawan got 28. Yesterday’s play completed a remarkable turnaround for the hosts. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 183 in their first innings after electing to bat first, and India took a lead of 192 runs after piling on 375 in reply. Sri Lanka were heading towards an innings defeat Friday when they were reduced to 95-5 in their second innings, but an unbeaten 162 by man of the match Dinesh Chandimal revived the hosts’ fortunes, and the bowlers then put them on top. Herath, who was dropped for Sri Lanka’s last Test against Pakistan, went wicketless in India’s first innings with 0-67. But yesterday, he created pressure by bowling a tight line, which India couldn’t deal with. Herath was introduced in the 15th over of the innings from the Dutch Fort End. He struck immediately, trapping nightwatchman Ishant Sharma (10) leg before wicket. Rohit Sharma was bowled by Herath for four to make it 34-3. But the biggest break came when India captain Virat Kohli (3) was spectacularly caught by short leg fielder Kaushal Silva off the bowling of Kaushal. UNBEATEN 162
Grandparents are often said to be the glue that keeps a family close together.If we have been lucky enough to have them as part of our lives and upbringing then we are more the richer for it.Home Instead Senior Care Donegal and ABC School Supplies have joined forces to create a new pilot competition, to celebrate the bond between grandchildren and their grandparents, no matter where they live in the world. “Interview a Grandparent” (or elderly friend), competition is open to all primary school children in Donegal to encourage them to ditch the digital and create awareness of the strength, information, guidance and FUN older people can offer.It will also help grandchildren realise that their grandparents were once young and see them as people who went to school, travelled, raised children and achieved their own goals.The act of sitting down to work on this project will help create close emotional ties and help them get to know grandparents better. It’s a chance for children to learn about the memories, the knowledge, the skills all learned from these amazing people who lived a life through a rich tapestry of experiences, struggles, stories and connections throughout the generations.There are some great prizes for the winning entries with some cool teacher prizes also. Competition organisers are calling on everyone to spread the word about the project with a teacher or family in Donegal who would love to take part.For further information visit: www.homeinstead.ie/donegalcompetitionCall the Interview A Grandparent, Home Instead Competition hotline on 087 2246989Home Instead Senior Care is the leading provider to quality home help services in Donegal and award winning throughout the world. Care is delivered by trusted professional Home Instead CAREGivers providing exactly what you need for your loved one, in their own homes.Check out Home Instead Senior Care Donegal Facebook page for dates on FREE Dementia talks in local libraries this November and if you are interested in a role as a CAREGiver / Home Help there are a number of recruitment dates coming up soon. For further details call 074 911 3050Heart-warming competition celebrates bond between kids and grandparents was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abc school suppliescompetitionhome instead senior careinterview a grandparent
Embed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham fans on Twitter have been reacting to news that the two clubs have agreed a fee for Whites forward Matt Smith.The 27-year-old has scored nine goals in 53 appearances for Fulham since joining from Leeds United in 2014, and now looks bound for Loftus Road.Some R’s supporters are unconvinced by his goal return and how he would fit in with fellow strikers Conor Washington and Idrissa [email protected] I understand Ollie looking for a foil for Washington but not so sure Smith is the answer tbh, hope I’m wrong #qpr— RangersBoy_8 (@Simon_Corley) January 30, 2017Quite underwhelming bidding £1m for Matt Smith. Not really the experienced striker we need to challenge. #QPR— Dale H (@DaleH_21) January 30, 2017Everything I have read about Matt Smith at Fulham is negative and if he can’t get ahead of a desperate want-away, overrated Martin… #QPR— Tom Bermingham (@TQPRBermingham) January 30, 2017Bit bemused by interest in Smith. Conveniently avail? Wash/Smith/Sylla combos wudnt scream goalfest. Where’s the proven scorer we need #QPR— Hoopingham (@mooresteve44) January 30, 2017However, others were more positive about the proposed move.Matt Smith would be a good signing. Can’t argue with £500,000 with the potential transfer fee reaching £1m based on incentives either #QPR— Simon Prue (@SimonPrue93) January 30, 2017Mind you, that Matt Smith signing could be a masterstroke. Just need a big lad up top an he is that #QPR— David (@Swanny1882) January 30, 2017If and when Matt smith comes in can he at least get his shirt on before being judged??#qpr— A j turkish (@ajmelhuish) January 30, 2017Blimey people give Matt Smith a chance. Ok he is extremely tall but its all having DIFFERENT options. #QPR— Darren Truswell (@DarrenTruswell) January 30, 2017The reaction from Fulham fans was also mixed – some feeling they had pulled one over their local rivals, others keen to know whether Smith’s proposed sale means a striker is arriving at Craven Cottage.Fulham accept £1m bid for Matt Smith from QPR who have definitely lost their minds. Surely means #FFC has two strikers lined up?— Sönke Gorgos (@kingscrossed) January 30, 2017So we’re selling matt smith to qpr for a mil? Hoping Fulham pull something out the bag today or tomorrow or we’re screwed for a striker#FFC— Holly (@_HollyBliss) January 30, 2017Could look at Matt Smith leaving another way! Slav is bang on confident that new strikers are coming!! #FFC #FulhamFC— FulhamFCSteve (@scubasteve1414) January 30, 2017Can’t believe anyone would buy Smith, make its even better that it,s QPR #ffc— Will Collins (@WillCollinsFFC) January 30, 2017 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — There’s nothing wrong with the Raiders that a few short-field drives couldn’t make better.Actually, there would still be a lot wrong with the Raiders, but it’s also true their inability to get decent field position has had made a bad team even worse.The Raiders had 10 possessions in a 34-3 loss to the 49ers in falling to 1-7. All started on their own side of the field with an average drive start of the 24-yard line. The …
The following videos demonstrate the creative power of non-traditional aspect ratios.There are a lot of rules when it comes to video production and filmmaking: the 180 degree rule, the rule of thirds, etc. But when it comes to aspect ratios, it’s less concreate. Here are a few examples of videos that have broken away from 16:9 and utilized a non-traditional aspect ratio to their creative advantage.To get the full effect click the full screen button when watching each video. 1. Everything I Can See From HereAspect Ratio: 1:1.4Everything I Can See From Here is a short film directed by Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim for The Line, an animation collective based in London. The film takes place in a dystopian future and features some really interesting animation, sound design, and color work. The film uses it’s skinny aspect ratio to convey a feeling of openness and isolation.2. CityscapeAspect Ratio: 4:1Serving as the official music video for Mike Luck’s Cityscape EP, this video features a car driving through a retro-future desert landscape. The wide aspect ratio is similar to that of the viewing angle you might see if you were looking through a car windshield.3. CRYSTALSAspect Ratio: 4:1In what can only be described as a modern Fantasia, Crystals is a collaboration between artist Bruno Levy and DJ/composer Kate Simko. Crystals is a documenatry set to music, showing the process of how crystals are made. To get the up-close shots, director Bruno Levy used a camera attached to a microscope.4. Hamer Hall – EvolutionAspect Ratio: 6:1Evolution, is a short film showcasing the history of Melbourne, Australia. The video was custom created to be displayed on 6 LED monitors. The entire project was created by only 6 people under a strict deadline. It is currently on display at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.5. Jetcoaster RomanceAspect Ratio: 5.3:1Jetcoaster Romance is an audio/visual journey through a fictional 3D world. The video uses it’s wide aspect ratio to create a parallax to the audience. The video essentially puts a 270 degree field of view into a single 2D plane.6. Spherical HarmonicsAspect Ratio: 1.1:1In a world of 16:9, even a video with a square-like aspect ratio is unique. The following video created by Alan Warburton is a great example of how aspect ratios can be used to convey hidden symbolism. The film was created in just 6 weeks for exhibition in The Photographers’ Gallery in London.7. Trace – Kijek/AdamskiAspect Ratio: 5.7:1Trace is a continuously looping video created for exhibition at the Motion Factory in Paris. While the video may seem like it was created using CGI, it is actually a stop motion video that used over 17,000 still images. The video was projected across 20 meters, making it life-like in scale.8. Duck, Death and the TulipAspect Ratio: 4.3:1Duck, Death and the Tulip is a sad 6 minutes, but worthwhile viewing. The premise of the central character is a duck that builds a relationship with death. Just like in Everything I Can See From Here, DDT uses it’s unique aspect ratio to convey a feeling of isolation…which only makes it more depressing.Know of any other non-traditional aspect ratio videos? Share in the comments below.
Bellies are a touchy topic: we know plenty of men consumed by erratic schedules, following unhealthy lifestyles who are expanding their middles, don’t we? But their large tummies aren’t just an appearance-related issue. What’s worrying is that this puts them at risk of the metabolic syndrome.What is the metabolic syndrome?MS is a combination of health markers that include high blood pressure, LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels, blood sugar and abdominal obesity that increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It is also called Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance Syndrome. According to Dr Anoop Misra, Prevention advisor and chirman, Fortis CDOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, New Delhi, the metabolic syndrome is on the rise in urban India. His research shows that more than one-third of New healthDelhi’s adult population suffers from it. An article published in the Journal of Association of Physicians of India quotes a Chennai study that found the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in men to be 40%. According to another report published in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, a larger study in Chandigarh that examined the prevalence of MS in both men and women found the rate to be 35%. All published studies on MS seem to point at a prevalence of about 1 in 3 adults, which is incredibly high!What makes us so susceptible?A large body of medical evidence points to central obesity as being a major risk factor for developing the syndrome. Unfortunately Indians are genetically prone to accumulating weight around the midriff. We also tend to turn energy-giving foods (carbs) into fat more easily. Actually, the percentage of fat in our bodies at a particular weight is much higher compared to Caucasian people of the same weight.Known as ‘the thrifty gene’ response, it was an evolutionary blessing secured to survive droughts (by storing energy as fat that could be utilised when food was scarce). But this now puts us at risk of developing both heart disease and diabetes. “Although food is now plentiful, these genes continue to store energy in the form of central fat,” explains Dr Sujoy Majumdar, consultant endocrinologist, Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata.What are the signs?advertisementYou are unlikely to ‘feel’ this condition coming on. According to a study by the British Medical Journal, there is a link between chronic job stress and MS: the higher the stress level, the greater the chance of developing the metabolic syndrome. So if you have been feeling under a lot of pressure lately, it’s time to lighten up.Interestingly, a study (published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Techno-logy) done in Chennai, found a correlation between snoring and the metabolic syndrome even after the results were adjusted for factors like age, sex, level of physical activity, smoking and drinking. But then that can hardly be a diagnostic criterion. “The best thing to do is to see if your waistline is increasing-if you need a larger size of trousers, watch out. Also, get your blood sugar levels checked and then take it from there,” advises Misra. If you have a family history of diabetes, heart disease and/or obesity, you should get your blood sugar levels checked every year. If they are high then the doctor will recommend other tests (see box on previous page).What can this lead to?A person suffering from the syndrome may not feel its outcome immediately, but it puts that person at grave risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as other diseases related to plaque build-ups in the artery walls, like strokes, and even cancer, later in life. According to several studies, MS increases the risk of developing diabetes anywhere between 9 to 30 times and cardiovascular disease two to four times. The results are evident. We are the diabetes capital of the world and soon to be the CVD leaders too. “Worse, the age for CVD-related cardiac arrests resulting in death has come down to 35 years!” says Dr Suman Bhandari, Director of Cardio-logy and Cath lab, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi. Such deaths could be prevented if the person had been screened for MS and made the necessary lifestyle changes with or without medication, Bhandari adds.Prevention at every ageKIDSStart healthy habits early on in life and be a role model. Serve healthy, nutritious food: fibre-rich fruits and veggies, healthy fats, lean meats, etc. Cut out the junk: sugary, starchy, fatty foods and soft drinks that carry empty calories, advises Dr K Srinath Reddy, Prevention advisor and president, Public Health Foundation of India. Also, get them moving. (They need at least 60 minutes of outdoor activities daily.) “Let them go out and play in the park, let them take up a sport and encourage them to move around the house, lifting, carrying objects, etc.,” Reddy adds.advertisementTHE 20S AND 30SIf you haven’t been bothered about health in your teens, time to smarten up now. “Start off with at least 30 minutes of daily exercise and take it up to an hour including cardio, weight training and flexibility workouts,” advises Vesna Jacob, Pilates expert from New Delhi. “Make sure to be active through the day-whether it’s climbing stairs, get ting your own coffee, cooking or cleaning-every step helps.” Make healthy food choices. Quit smoking and reduce drinking. Get enough sleep and do what you can to cut stress (do deep breathing, meditate, relax, slow down). “Observe changes in your body-it tells you a lot-and take immediate action if you need to,” adds Jacob.AFTER AGE 35Your metabolism is slowing down, so you’ll find yourself putting on kilos even with the same diet and exercise. “So watch your diet, don’t skip exercise and go for annual medical check-ups to make sure that all the health parameters are within limits,” advises Bhandari. Also, learn to make yourself and your health a priority, don’t neglect it to fulfill other responsibilities, adds Jacob.How is the metabolic syndrome treated?The idea that so many factors need to be tackled and brought under control may be daunting. But an aggressive effort in changing lifestyles can help tackle the symptoms and even cure the metabolic syndrome, according to Misra. Here’s what you should aim for:Do moderate intensity exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes daily.Lose weight to achieve a BMI (ratio of weight in kg to height in metre squared) between 18.5 to 23 kg/m2.Adopt healthy eating habits that include reduced intake of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and refined carbs.Attempt to use only litre of oil per family member per month.Increase intake of green leafy vegetables and fruits.Stop smoking, drink moderately.Manage stress.If your symptoms don’t go away with lifestyle modifications, you may need medication. According to Misra, if your blood sugar levels are high then you may be prescribed metformin. Metformin has dual benefits: it decreases insulin resistance and helps with weight loss. If your triglyceride levels are high then fenofibrates are Misra’s first choice as they help bring triglyceride levels down and lower insulin resistance simultaneously. If blood pressure is the primary concern, then ace inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (like lisinopril, telmesartan, olmysartan, etc.) are prescribed. Dr Sujata Kelkar Shetty writes regularly on public health issues and is an NIH-trained research scientist.
247 Sports Team RankingsIf you follow recruiting, or college football in general, you’re probably somewhat aware of the momentum Michigan State’s program has. Spartans’ quarterback Damion Terry probably summed it up best on Twitter this afternoon after his team landed another four-star recruit. Feels like every time I refresh my Twitter we get a new big time recruit#SpartanDawgs— Damion Terry (@DamionTerry) June 7, 2015He’s not wrong. Michigan State’s 2016 is shaping up to be really, really good.How good, exactly? The best-class-the-Spartans-have-had-in-the-21st-century good. On 247 Sports’ Team Rankings, Michigan State’s class is currently ranked No. 7 in the country. The Spartans’ previous best class of the 21st century was their 2000 class, which was ranked No. 8 in the country. 2000. 2016. Mark Dantonio with elite recruits is a scary thought for the rest of the country.