Hail, gusty winds possible

first_imgThe National Weather services forecasts that storms developing from a front moving across Texas could bring gusty winds and hail:Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind between 5 and 15 mph.Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph.Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.last_img read more

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Nearly 1,500 Sudanese refugees begin voluntary return to South Darfur

first_imgSudanese refugees [Photo_ File] After a decade of displacement, nearly 1,500 Sudanese refugees began to return voluntarily to their home village in Dafaq, South Darfur State, announced United Nations High Commissions for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday.Sudanese refugees [Photo_ File]“Today (Tuesday), the first 45 Sudanese refugees touched down in Nyala airport,” said the UNHCR in a statement.The returnees will be hosted in a transit center for up to three days in the capital of South Darfur State before heading to their village, some 350 km from Nyala, according to the statement.“The UNHCR welcomes the voluntary return of these refugees,” Noriko Yoshida, UNHCR’s representative in Sudan, said in the statement.She further reiterated that the UNHCR and the Government’s Commission of Refugees (COR) would be monitoring the situation of the returnees closely.“This repatriation exercise is guided by a formal Exchange of Letters between the government of Sudan and UNHCR, which incorporates international standards governing refugee returns, including the benefit of amnesties, as well as UNHCR’s role in monitoring the returns,” she said.She went on saying that “to help the returnees re-establish their homes and livelihoods, they will have access to land, and UNHCR and COR will provide them with return packages.”The UNHCR would also work with government authorities and other partners to enhance service provision in the return area, she added.The UN official further reiterated that “returning to South Darfur is expected to be a lasting solution, as we continue to see security and development improvements across the region.”In 2007, nearly 3,500 refugees fled from South Darfur during conflict between the Government of Sudan and armed groups.“We decided to voluntarily return to Dafaq, one of our final destinations, because we are well informed that security has returned with the effective implementation of the disarmament of armed groups,” Ahmad, one of the leaders in Pladama Ouaka refugee camp, was quoted as saying the UNHCR’s statement.“I am extremely happy to return home with my family after 10 years in exile,” he added.In late November, the refugees expressed their willingness to return to Sudan when a UNHCR and government of Sudan delegation visited Pladama Ouaka camp, following an assessment of their desired return area, which was deemed to be safe.According to the UNCHR, more than 650,000 Sudanese refugees are still displaced in other neighboring countries, including Chad and South Sudan.On May 31, 2017, Sudan, Chad and the UNHCR signed a tripartite agreement opening the door for the voluntary return of more than 500,000 Sudanese refugees from Chad to Sudan and return of over 8,000 Chadian refugees from Sudan to Chad.Around 592,000 Sudanese refugees are currently in Chad, 392,000 live in 13 refugee camps in eastern Chad, while the remaining 200,000 are in the border area and Chadian cities.last_img read more

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Two special edition Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade debuts

first_imgThe Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade litre-class superbike welcomed two new additions to its line up this week. Introduced in the UK were the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade TT Special and Honda CBR1000RR Black Edition.Both models were introduced in the famed Silverstone Circuit during a British Superbike Championship (BSB) race weekend. As their names suggests, both variants feature special race-inspired paint-schemes and extra accessories.Starting with the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade TT Special, it stands as Honda’s homage to road racer and Isle of Man TT (IoMTT) legend John McGuinness. It gets treated with the same signature tri-colour livery as seen on McGuinness’ own Firblade TT race bike.Besides that, the special edition Fireblade gains with a MotoGP-styled Akrapovič exhaust plus a Galfer stainless wavy disc brake. There’s also a variety of racy accessories from Gilles such as the levers, lever guards, chain adjusters, paddock stand lifters and crash pads.Next up is the Honda CBR1000RR Black Edition. Honda UK execs state that the Black Edition model is positioned as a focused bike that reflect Honda’s mantra – one does not need a fully speced-out bike to enjoy riding and attaining peak performance on the track.Like the TT Special launched alongside it, this Black Edition also gets the Gilles levers and Galfer wavy disc brake. Adding further to that is a smoked bubble-screen along with a pillion seat cover and carbon fibre huggers. Notably, the GP-styled Akrapovič exhaust gets deleted in this more ‘basic’ trim.Besides all that is listed above, these special edition Fireblades remains mechanically unchanged. To refresh your memory, the Honda CBR1000RR superbike is powered by a liquid-cooled 999.8cc DOHC in-line four-cylinder that makes 178.4hp @ 12,250rpm and peak torque of 114Nm @ 10,500rpm.Both bikes are now on sale in the UK with the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade TT Special priced at £16,999 whilst the more basic Black Edition goes for £12,199 instead. Honda UK introduces new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade TT Special and Black Edition models. Sources: Visordown / AutoEvolution / MCN–Ads–last_img read more

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Corpse found on roof in Caloocan

first_imgA bloated corpse of a man was found on the roof of a house in Caloocan City Friday morning by residents who were disturbed by a foul smell.A bloated corpse of a man was found on the roof of a house in Caloocan City Friday morning, September 18, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Ronnie Buendia / MANILA BULLETIN)Ronnie Buendia, of Phase 8 Barangay Bagong Silang, said they do not know how the corpse ended on the roof of his neighbor’s house although his family heard a thud and a voice from an unknown direction Sunday.A gunshot was likewise heard in the neighborhood Sunday.Since then they experienced a stinking smell that became intolerable Friday.Buendia said a neighbor saw the bloated corpse from his terrace.Buendia gathered that the victim was at the birthday celebration of his father Sunday.  The victim reportedly did not return after he left. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

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